Eric Whitefield

Eric Whitefield

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Tesla lost another executive this week, with Autopilot software chief Chris Lattner announcing his departure Tuesday night.“Turns out that Tesla isn’t a good fit for me after all,” Lattner tweeted.“I’m interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader!”A Tesla spokesperson said Lattner “just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change.We wish him the best.”Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all.
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Investors insisted, board concurred, curtain fell, but bro-in-chief will remain on the boardUber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned, according to The New York Times.The Grey Lady reports that Uber's biggest shareholders sent Kalanick a letter titled “Moving Uber Forward” in which they demanded change in leadership, not just the leave of absence the now-former CEO announced last week.Kalanick consulted with Uber board members and then resigned.He sent the Times a statement in which he said “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight.”Kalanick led Uber into fights on many fronts.
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UK digital minister Matt Hancock hinted on Tuesday that the government will look to start regulating companies and scientists working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).Speaking at the CogX AI conference in London, Hancock stressed the potential that AI has to change the world we live in but said that the technology must be regulated by a suitable framework."We need to make sure that there is a strong framework that carries the legitimate consent of the people but that can allow and encourage innovation and can be flexible and move fast too," Hancock said.He added: "Some might say we should get out of the way and allow the technology to develop.Some say that the risks around the technology are too great and that we should not encourage development at all.But I would reject both of these extreme arguments.
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US President Donald Trump met Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela at the White House on Monday (19 June) and took the opportunity to discuss security, the battle against drug trafficking, economic issues - and the Panama Canal.During a photo opportunity in the Oval Office, Trump said the US did a "good job" building the more than 100-year-old Panama Canal.The Panama Canal was constructed by the US from 1904 to 1914 and connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The US later transferred control of the canal to Panama in December 1999."We have many things to discuss," Trump told reporters."We're going to spend quite a bit of time today.
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Spotify is exploring the possibility to let the record label pay for to place some songs on streamingtjänstens popular playlists.It is reported by Techcrunch, which noted that Spotify listeners have been given the ability to turn off the sponsored content into their settings.the Selection of the sponsored songs can according to the site are matched with listeners ' musical tastes.A spokesperson for Spotify said to the site that it is ”a product test for record labels to promote singles,” in the advertising-financed free version of Spotify.Spotify has confirmed tests for Techcrunch, and says that if they fall out well then can the function start to be rolled out.The sponsored songs is one more example of how Spotify is changing its gratismodell.
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North London several people have been injured in a vehicle driven crowd Seven Sisters Road close to Finsbury Park mosque.according to the BBC, the vehicle drove toward the mosque of deleting people.according to the Latest data, one person has been arrested.the Incident occurred a little after midnight local time.Information about the number of victims and events are still uncertain.
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Are you ready for everything the Galaxy Note 8 is going to bring with it?You can get yourself in the mood for the flagship phablet's upcoming launch by casting your eyes over the latest unofficial video and picture leaks to hit the web, showing what's claimed to be the front panel of the device.Posted to Chinese social network Weibo and picked up by Phandroid, the images and clips show the now-familiar, bezel-crushing curves of the Infinity Display, though in this case the size goes beyond even what the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus can offer.The Note 8 is expected to show up with a 6.3-inch or 6.4-inch display, to beat the 6.2-inch one on the Plus.We don't know too much about the leaker in this case so adjust your expectations accordingly, but the front display panels seem authentic enough to be real.It's no surprise that the Note 8 would follow the path of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and it hints that the fingerprint sensor will once again be around the back of the device.
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There’s something wonderful about a profile of an actor done when the artist has nothing current to peddle.In today’s print edition of The Wall Street Journal, associate editorial-page features editor Matthew Hennessey delivers a sterling example of this type of profiling.The article, for which Hennessey traveled to the 86-year-old actor’s 360-acre Byrnley Farm compound in northern Virginia, speaks for itself.They remind how deeply Duvall’s work has reverberated and also he remains, at all times, a gentleman:: As a boy growing up in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.In the 1970s he told me: ‘Life gives you four things to keep: your health, your job, your family and your home.
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Nu ska dator kunna läsa av dina fingeravtryck, med hjälp av Fingerprints teknologi.Teknikgiganten Microsoft lanserar nya tangentbordet "Modern Keyboard" med biometrisk upplåsningsfunktion i form av en touchsensor inbyggd i en av tangenterna på framsidan.Det rör sig om teknik från Fingerprint Cards, skriver bolagets Niklas Strid på Twitter."Ny revolutionerande design från vår kund.Beställ i Microsofts butik", twittrar han.Prisuppgifter på Microsoft Store gör gällande att det nya tangentbordet kostar 129,99 dollar motsvarande 1 140 kronor när försäljningen startar inom kort.
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Ten years as Apple’s CEO left John Sculley with an insatiable appetite for tackling big problems.They also get less for their money; there’s no inherent right to healthcare.And half of the $3.4 trillion spending is borne by 5-percent of patients with chronic conditions who take as many as 15 pills daily, and are managed by nine different healthcare providers.And it’s money that can be easily saved simply by being a little smarter.“We want to change the way we deliver healthcare to the most expensive patients in the healthcare system, and that’s the chronically ill,” Sculley told me over the phone earlier this week.RXAdvance is a data-driven cloud service, available to healthcare providers, which attempts to reduce costs without reducing care.
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Goodera raises USD 5.5 M in its Series A round led by NVP and Omidyar NetworkFounder: Abhishek Humbad and Richa BajpaiFinancing status: USD 5.5 million Series A round in 2017Goodera (formerly known as NextGen), a Bengaluru-based CSR and sustainability management platform, has received USD 5.5 million for its Series A financing round led by Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network.Varsha Rao, former Head of Global Operations at Airbnb, also participated in this round.Nexus Venture Partners co-founder Naren Gupta will also join the Goodera board.
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See you in Shenzhen next week for our inaugural TechCrunch China event in the world’s hardware innovation capital.The show runs June 19-20, and we’ll be interviewing and talking to top level executives from a range of tech companies that include:Vice President of the Didi Chuxing Research Institute Dr. Fengmin Gong — Didi opened its U.S.-based research lab earlier this year to work on AI, self-driving cars and other techOfo co-founder Austin Zhang — Ofo became the first billion-dollar valued on-demand bike rental startupMobike CTO Joe Xia — the on-demand bike rental startup just raised $600 million more this weekKik CEO Ted Livingston — Kik is among the first mainstream tech companies to plan a cryptocurrency ICO
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Huge fan of Sean, long time reader 1st time poster...I really believe someone here might find this useful!I put together a FREE marketing stack, all tools talking to each other/synced events and user data.Have successfully used this setup a few times now for projects starting from 0.The stack delivers: User level tracking, smart marketing automation/events based comms, lead scoring, personalisation/customisation, attribution, reporting and visualisation, live chat, session recordings, integrates with payments, gives a 'single user view' ... Post includes a video of me running through the tools.
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The GOP-controlled Senate has already said it will write its own bill, dismissing the plan House Republicans passed this month to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.On another level, though, the report does not look good for the GOP’s current approach to reforming the health care system.For the last several months, Republicans in both chambers have been debating three core challenges in U.S. health care policy: How can they wind down Medicaid, which was vastly expanded under Obamacare?The Republicans have a big pre-existing condition problemThe biggest news of the report is how it assessed a controversial amendment added late in the process to win the support of the most conservative Republicans, which wasn’t included in two previous reports from the CBO.The move caused public outcry, as it could allow insurers to price some people with health issues out of the marketplaces that target people without employer-sponsored insurance.
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During last year's E3, Santa Monica Studios introduced us to an all new God of War with a 10-minute gameplay trailer (below starting at 5:22) featuring an aged Kratos and a young boy.This year’s E3 trailer for God of War was more like a typical cinematic trailer that gives us a glimpse of some of the story and additional characters.While there is a woman in the trailer, it is unclear if this woman is the kid’s mother or just an ally of Kratos,However, in the God of War: Behind the Curtain panel presentation, game director Cory Barlog mentioned that we would find out who the boy’s mother was as if it would be a surprise.The new trailer also revealed that the totally cool battle ax that always returns to Kratos’ hand from the first trailer is not the only weapon in his arsenal.Gone are the supposedly eternally attached Blades of Chaos, replaced by an as-of-yet unnamed ax and shield.
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Dolby Vision is normally the reserve of high-end TVs.It’s the Rolls-Royce of high-resolution viewing, adding dramatically enhanced contrast, brightness and colour to the video experience.As one of the standard bearers for HDR viewing, Dolby Vision certification is a promise that a screen is really going to deliver.It’s not, then, the kind of thing you expect from a mobile phone.But the ground-breaking LG G6 is no normal phone.With a 5.7” FullVision display, encased in a body that comfortably fits in your hand, it’s the first mobile to have a Dolby Vision-certified screen.
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The outgoing 2017 Buick Enclave had a starting price less than $40,000, but if you want to be on the cutting edge, you're going to have to pay the piper.The 2018 Buick Enclave, completely redesigned for the new model year, will start at $40,970 including destination charges, which is nearly $1,000 more expensive than it used to be.Still, for a three-row premium crossover, that's not too bad, especially considering how much prettier and better equipped this new one is.Standard equipment includes keyless entry, a hands-free liftgate, three-zone automatic climate control and a 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Rear Seat Reminder.Teen Driver is also standard, which allows users to keep track of children behind the wheel, setting up alerts and disabling functions like the radio if folks aren't belted in.OnStar's excellent 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is also standard, but you'll have to pay for a subscription after a trial period.
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Hey guys i am doing a mobile phone detector as my project for my engineering course and i need a hand with volunteers to answer a questionnaire i have made anyone is welcome to submit answers :) .
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues.In this piece Dominic Thomas, Practice Head – OSS/BSS Solutions at Wipro, takes a look at how OSS and BSS are evolving.As technological innovation brings more digitisation into our daily lives, telco operators and providers are adapting to the growing trends of virtualisation and software-driven services.In a digital world increasingly based on Wi-Fi, 4G and mobile-based applications, telcos have the opportunity to engage more closely their consumers and introduce more exciting and customised services.With these advancements, however, comes the need to upgrade and in some cases completely transform their OSS and BSS systems to support these new services.As telcos are looking to diversify and adapt their operations to the latest technology, the OSS/BSS systems are central to delivering this infrastructure.
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In the latest newsletter from the pluggproducenten Linplug announced that the company is closed down.Linplug is probably the most well-known for several free and shareware plugs, but also for collaborations with other developers, such as the classic Albino 3, a collaboration with Rob Papen.As the reason for the decommissioning mention of the founder Peter Linsener that after near 20 years of full-time development of software for music creation is time to move on and do something else.if You have one or more products from Linplug should immediately download the installers and other files from the company's website because it is uncertain how long these will be available.Furthermore, the purchased licenses work even in the future, but it will not be released any more updates, for example, to customize the Linplugs plugs to new versions of Windows and OS X. The company announced that it closes down and goes on sale all the plugs in the range, out of 49 million.You will be prompted to first download the demo and test the virtual instruments and effects before you buy something because support will eventually cease.
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