Everett Enriquez

Everett Enriquez

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New MAZE Blade model from the fresh on the market MAZE company is certainly one heck of a good looking smartphone, at least in the very few released pictures.And today they published another one, which at least reveals the available colors for the phone.Join GizChina on TelegramYes the title pictures spoils that MAZE Blade will be up for grabs in three color variants, black.Design of the phone is certainly the most exciting thing about this model, because the dated MT6753 chipset is really not going to cut it too much in 2017.At least some goodies like non-interpolated cameras (13 Mpix rear 8 Mpix front, both Sony-made), hardware smart button on the side or a special Guest software mode can provide some uniqueness.I think the potential success and good sale numbers of MAZE Blade are going to be ultimately decided by the pricing, because premium looks can still draw the customer base no matter the hardware.How much you think would be a realistic price point for this new MAZE ?
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The U.S. Department of Justice is ready to indict four people in the 2013 hack of Yahoo in which data from more than a billion accounts were acquired, according to a Bloomberg report.I’ve reached out to the DOJ for confirmation and more details.Citing someone briefed on the indictments, Bloomberg reports that one of the alleged hackers is currently in Canada, and may face instant arrest.The other three are apparently in Russia, which does complicate things.Yahoo recently revealed in testimony to a Senate committee that it was in cooperation with state, federal, and foreign governments regarding the breaches, which seems only logical considering the volume of data compromised.Apparently the efforts have borne fruit.
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There’s this thing called cloud computing, okay we already know that, but how do you actually do it?Key vendors in this space talk about "migration to cloud" as is if it was some technical coming of age, but we rarely hear enough about the guts of what happens when we decide to go cloudwards.Software applications have a different shape i.e.they can no longer just look back inside the system (desktop PC or laptop) that they run on for resources.Data analytics company Teradata has been (arguably) clearer than some in line with its latest release.The Teradata IntelliCloud (it’s intelligent, plus it’s a cloud, yeah we get it) managed cloud offering provides data and analytic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
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Most videos shared on Snapchat or Instagram are simple: selfies, streaks, or your surroundings.But increasingly, publications, brands, and people with large followings are creating a new kind of clip, with text overlays, slick production, and links to outside content — like what you can find in Snapchat Discover.A new app called Flyr is making it easier to create those kind of videos and share them to multiple platforms, including Snapchat and Instagram Stories.The iPhone app, which is free, is basically an editor for "stories," or rich interactive content you scroll through by tapping.The app is fast, especially rendering the videos, and the videos it creates look professionally done.Inside the app, there's a section that allows users to share their videos with other Flyr users.Flyr is also making its own videos, in its own version of Snapchat Discover.
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Chinese appliances brands are gaining a greater hold in the Korean market, thanks to their lower prices and improving quality, South Korean media (in Chinese) are reporting.According to the reports, the smartphone launch by Chinese tech giant Xiaomi in 2014 has served to change the stereotype that Chinese electronics products are shoddy and dangerous.Chinese household appliances, TV and washing machines in particular, have received rave reviews in Korea; Xiaomi power banks even gained a market share of more than 60% for their neat appearance and outstanding performance, according to the country’s electronics retailer Lotte Himart.Chinese companies are quickening their pace to march into the low-end electronics and automobile markets in South Korea.Appliances brands such as TCL, Haier and Xiaomi have seen impressive results, although they are not strong enough to loosen Samsung and LG’s grip in the Korean market.TCL’s 32-inch LCD TV is priced 30% lower (in Chinese) than its local rivals in Korea, while the price tag of Midea’s 3.2 kilogram top loading washing machine is one-third the price of its local competitors’.Chinese automaker BAIC Yinxiang Automotive unveiled an SUV called KENBO600 in South Korea last month, marking the debut of the first Chinese passenger vehicle in the country.Chinese appliance companies have injected significant capital into product research and development.TCL is developing its man-machine interface test system, Hisense is focusing on the new Hi-View Pro chip used for smart TVs, and Haier is building up its smart home product offerings.
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Hong Kong-listed Oriental Patron Financial Group has teamed up with mainland China’s private equity group Magsun Capital to launch a 3 billion yuan (US$435 million) fund with ambitions to create internet-based corporate behemoths in the Chinese market.The fund is aiming to invest in industries such as nursing services for the ageing population, home improvements, education, medical services, e-commerce and finance.“Some traditional industries might not be viewed as lucrative businesses, but they can be a gold mine in the eyes of internet experts,” said Oriental Patron’s chief executive Gary Zhang Gaobo told the South China Morning Post in an interview .“Excellent companies in the traditional industries can fly high after they are equipped with two wings – finance and internet technologies.”The fund’s launch bucked the trend of the dismal declines that have beset China’s private equity and venture capitalists last year, when fundraising and investments plunged from a 2015 record.Concerns about the bursting of the Internet bubble in China have been mounting since last year as a rising number of startups either went bust or faced liquidations owing to unsuccessful operations.
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Lenovo is making a version of Amazon's virtual digital assistant available for its Moto Z modular smartphones.Lenovo said that "later this year" owners of its Moto Z smartphone will be able to buy a Moto Mod with Amazon Alexa.The company did not reveal pricing.According to Lenovo, Moto Z users will be able to ask Alexa to turn on the heating when they leave work so that the house is warm when they get home, or more prosaically simply add milk to a shopping list.Later this year Lenovo will integrate Alexa more fully into its smartphones so that you won't have to unlock the phone first."With our Amazon Alexa Moto Mod, you can easily perform everyday tasks while on the go, like controlling your smart home, checking the news, requesting a ride from services like Uber, and more -- using just your voice," the company said.
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There’s been an intense debate in my head ever since Nokia introduced the new iteration of its classic 3310.“It’s really cheap,” shouts Nostalgia.“Why the hell would you want a phone that doesn’t have apps?” replies Logic.Don’t worry, I went hands on with the device and now have enough facts to settle things... at least until the 3310 is available for review.Phone calls: sometimes we forget that smartphones are also phones and you can use them to call people and talk to them.HMD claims the battery of the new 3310 offers about 22 hours of active use and about 744 hours (nearly a month) on stand-by.
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Google has finally started the process of making its smarter AI assistant available to a whole lot more users, beginning in the US this week, to be followed closely by the UK.While Google Assistant, essentially an evolution of the Google Now voice command options, first launched in May last year, it was restricted to Google Pixel handsets and a few other select devices, like Google Home (which isn't yet available in the UK) and Google Wear smartwatches.A scaled back version of Google Assistant has also been available via the Google Allo app.Now, the app's going to start rolling out to other Marshmallow and Nougat-based devices.As tends to be the case with these things, it's rolling out to users with those devices in the US first, and then will then head out to handsets in Australia, Canada and the UK.It's worth noting that it's only rolling out to devices set with English as the default language; you also need to have the most recent version of Google Play Services installed.
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Along with announcing the their new P10 & P10 Plus smartphones, Huawei is using Mobile World Congress 2017 to unveil a pair of new smartwatches.Arriving two years after the company’s first wearable are the Huawei Watch 2 and its sibling, the Huawei Watch 2 Classic.Powered by Android Wear 2.0, the smartwatches feature a stunning design, improved battery life, as well as 4G and GPS functionality.The Huawei Watch 2 will come in 4G and non-4G variants, with some regions getting eSIM versions while other get a standard SIM model.The watch features a 45mm diameter face, with a design that includes chronograph and double-crown layout, along with a ceramic bezel.Huawei says the Watch 2’s standard battery life will allow 2 days of usage.
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One of the basic goals of any business is to increase productivity.Sometimes it’s due to tight deadlines for projects, or last-minute software needs when a new product or service is about to launch.One of my demands as CEO of the software solutions company I founded is training in efficiency, which combines multiple elements from disciplined time management training to various communication skills such as proper email etiquette.Numerous articles are available online that offer advice on how to polish personal efficiency and productivity skills, but I want to share the top five concepts that leaders should share with their teams.A cluttered desk often equates to a cluttered mind.In order to foster a work-friendly desk, consider what is indispensable for effective performance and eliminate any unnecessary items.
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Baidu, a Chinese tech giant making rapid advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), has received funding from the Chinese government for a new research project, Quartz reports.AI has the potential to be of the most influential technologies that humanity has ever invented.Governments around the world are
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NASA s Lessons Learned database is a vast, constantly updated collection knowledge and experience from past missions, which it relies on for planning future projects and expeditions into space.With detailed information from every mission going back as far as the sixties, every record is reviewed and approved before inclusion.As well as NASA staff, thousands of scientists, engineers, educators and analysts access the database every month from private sector and government organizations.As it has swollen in size, the interface used internally to query the dataset – a keyword-based search built on a PageRank-style algorithm - was becoming unwieldy.Chief Knowledge Architect David Meza spoke to me recently, and told me that the move to the graph-based, open source Neo4J management system has significantly cut down on time engineers and mission planners spend combing through keyword-based search results.Meza says This came to light when I had a young engineer come to me because he was trying to explore our Lessons Learned database – but sometimes it s hard to find the information you want in that database.
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Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced today a US$ 200 million investment in Kakao Pay, the soon-to-launch mobile finance subsidiary of Kakao Corp, parent to South Korea s leading mobile messaging platform Kakao Talk.Kakao, which now claims 48 million users, has launched its mobile payment feature Kakao Pay last year.The platform has accumulated more than 14 million members and gradually evolved from payment transactions to offer innovative and convenient mobile financial services including bill payment, remittance and membership management.Kakao s board decided in January to form a separate entity for its Kakao Pay financial service brand, tentatively named Kakao Pay Corp. Young-Joon Ryu, who currently leads Kakao s fintech division, will head the new company.Under the agreement, Ant Financial, operator of China s ubiquitous mobile payment tool Alipay which claimed 450 million users, will offer its wide range of digital financial services through Kakao Pay in South Korea.The new company will increase the number of online and offline merchants by merging Alipay s 34,000 merchants into Kakao Pay s system, providing merchants a much larger customer base, according to the company statement.The partnership would be a win-win cooperation between the two parties as Kakao Pay can gain access to Alipay s existing online and offline resources and technological support, while Alipay can leverage on Kakao s huge user base to enter the Korean market.While leading the domestic mobile purchase transformation, Ant Financial is also taking aggressive steps in overseas expansion through partnerships with local players.Alipay has been supported widely both online and offline in Japan, Korea, and Europe.Investment is another major channel for the Chinese firm to penetrate overseas markets.Alibaba announced an undisclosed investment into payments service Mynt, a unit of Philippine telco Globe Telecom.It has acquired a 20% stake in Thailand s third-party payment company Ascend Money last year and has invested in Indian s PayTM in 2015.As service first boomed in China, it s natural for Alipay to take overseas payment made by Chinese users – whether made online or on a vacation abroad, as their first frontier when tapping overseas markets.
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Pace of play is one of the major hot-button topics in Major League Baseball these days.It's also a topic of discussion on the virtual diamond with MLB The Show.Sony San Diego Studios introduced Quick Counts in MLB 15 The Show, but they may be looking to take another step toward shortening a game in MLB The Show 17.On Monday, SSDS released their Little Things trailer and as you can see in the tweet below from Operation Sports' Steve Noah, there's an option in the lower left corner called Critical Moments.We haven't been given a formal explanation for this option/feature, but it sounds a lot like Madden's Play The Moments feature, as Noah suggests.I agree, this almost certainly appears to be a feature that will allow gamers to play only the most exciting and impacting moments in every game on their team's schedule in franchise mode.
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Facebook, Twitter and soon Snap can make IPOs look like the gilded path that all major tech tech companies should eventually try to go down.Most startup founders don t agree.When asked what a realistic, long-term goal was for their companies, the majority of leaders of tech and health startups said it was acquisition by a larger player.Some 53% said they expected to be acquired, while only 16% said they expected to go public.It s the second year in a row that acquisition has remained the dominant, long-term exit strategy for startups according to a survey on startup outlooks for 2017 conducted by Silicon Valley Bank, which questioned 941 technology and healthcare startups.Around 18% of respondents said they expected to remain privately owned.
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Hi, I have an interview on Sunday with SaaS company.The job offering is at a startup, and the position was advertised as content and social primarily.However, it did note that the position is flexible to the applicants marketing interests.I was wondering how I can come prepared to outshine the other applicants.I am graduating this year, so I'm likely less educated and less experienced than many of the applicants.I was thinking to come with a SWOT analysis of the company/product.
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Thinner TVs mean tinier speakers that can leave you asking, What did they say?WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler goes into Dolby s lab to find ways to improve the sound, especially dialogue, on your TV set.Illustration: Daniel Hertzberg/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street JournalThis is a safe space for tech troubles, so I m not embarrassed to share: I have a hard time hearing voices on my TV.I had to turn on subtitles just to follow Westworld.Even with them, I m still not entirely sure what happened.
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Microsoft desperately needs to make people forget about its ugly past in the web browser market.That s why it s putting its marketing engine hard at work to promote the hell out of the new and fancy Microsoft Edge web browser.If you do ignore compatibility with sites that still need the ancient Internet Explorer, Edge does offer a more modern and, perhaps more importantly, cleaner browsing experience.And it s about to get even better in the Windows 10 Creators Update!While users web browsing experience is, ultimately, in the hands of individual website, broken or hard to use browsers definitely take the joy out of any web surfing.Microsoft s aim with the new Edge is to make that experience as enjoyable as it can be while still letting you browse as much as you want.
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In 2015, Atlanta-based SalesLoft was mulling the death of Prospector, the company's flagship product for finding salesProspector was intended to help companies generate sales leads, but instead, it was being used by customers to gather up e-mail addresses from LinkedIn and send off huge spam blasts."On one hand, I have
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