p Manchesterin terrori-iskun tekijä on tunnistettu, kertoo uutistoimisto AP, jonka mukaan brittiviranomaiset ovat vahvistaneet asian Yhdysvaltain viranomaisille.AP:n mukaan pommi-iskun teki Salman Abedi.Jo aiemmin Britannian pääministeri Theresa May kertoi, että poliisilla on käsitys tekijän henkilöllisyydestä, mutta sitä ei toistaiseksi paljasteta.Pommi-isku tapahtui maanantaina illalla poptähti Ariana Granden konsertissa Manchester Arenalla.Hänen yleisöstään valtaosa on lapsia tai nuoria.BREAKING: US officials: British authorities have identified suspected Manchester suicide bomber as Salman Abedi.
p [Updated 1:01pm, 5/19/2017 to correct the dry powder figure in the first paragraph, which was erroneously given as $41 billion.]/p p On the heels of a decade-high year in VC fundraising, 2017 remains strong.In PitchBooks’s latest funding report, we found that U.S. VCs raised 58 funds in the first quarter, to the tune of $7.9 billion.Add this to the $121 billion in dry powder that is already waiting to be deployed to the world’s most promising startups./p p Despite a shortage in VC-backed exits, investors continue to place bets on VC as it remains one of the asset classes where they can benefit from outsized performance.The allure of finding the next Silicon Valley unicorn such as Uber, Slack, or AirBnB is a powerful motivator.
p Advertising network Grey is marking its 100th anniversary in part by teaming up with humanitarian organization Unicef to create the Unicef Grey Global Kids Council for mentorship and marketing initiatives.The Global Kids Council will comprise young people from six countries – the Netherlands, Turkey, the US, Brazil, South Africa and India – who are paired with Grey global offices and trained in the fundamentals of marketing, “offering them knowledge and resources to create meaningful change and rally around causes that relate to their homelands” in preparation for World Children’s Day on November 20."As passionate advocates for change, Grey and Unicef will launch the Unicef Grey Global Kids Council to start global conversations that address key issues affecting children – in a way that provides a rewarding experience for the kids composing the Council,” said Grey’s global president Michael Houston.Grey also noted the Unicef Grey Global Kids Council is a nod to the agency’s longtime Global Creative Council – an internal program it says aims “to share, rate, collaborate and assist in the evolution of creative ideas” – and Unicef USA’s Kids Helping Kids initiatives, like Trick-or-Treat for Unicef, which has raised more than $175m since 1950.In addition, to highlight and support Unicef USA’s work to ensure every child has access to education, Grey will create a back-to-school campaign that will launch in late summer.The campaign will seek to educate and fundraise for Unicef’s programs to put children first.
p In a week of mind-bending political developments, there is finally some good news.director, as a special counsel to oversee the F.B.I.’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign and the Russian government.“In my capacity as acting attorney general I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,’’ Rod Rosenstein, the deputy Attorney General, said in a public statement.With the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, having recused himself from dealing with the investigation following the revelation that he had made misleading statements about his meetings with the Russian Ambassador, Rosenstein demonstrated the independence for which he had been known until last week, when he wrote a memo to Sessions that effectively recommended the firing of James Comey, now the former head of the F.B.I.Just minutes after Wednesday’s surprise announcement, some of Trump’s supporters were already accusing Rosenstein of buckling under pressure from Democrats and the mainstream media.Given the revelation, earlier this week, that Trump allegedly asked Comey to drop the F.B.I.’s investigation of Michael Flynn, the former national-security adviser, and given the fact that Rosenstein himself was publicly associated with Comey’s dismissal, something had to be done to assure the public that the fix wasn’t in—that the Bureau’s investigators would pursue the Russia probe vigorously and professionally, regardless of where it took them.
I did a stint in the finance sector, spent plenty of time coloring the boxes and making spreadsheets that looked good on a printout.When I applied for a role which involved Excel proper, the competency test chewed me up and spat me out.All I can now remember from that traumatic episode was that it involved pivot-table look-ups and macros.It has functions for complex data analysis and all kinds of statistical modelling.Little wonder it’s used by pretty much every single organization on the planet.Whether you’re a complete beginner or just need to take your skills to the next level, The eLearnExcel Microsoft Excel School is probably the go-to package you’re looking for.
p Google has not committed “genericide,” according to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.While people have used “google” to refer to searching online for nearly 20 years, that does not invalidate the company’s trademark.The legal dispute arose when an individual, Chris Gillespie, registered hundreds of domains that contained the word “google” (e.g., googledisney.com) in roughly 2012.Google objected, as part of its effort to protect its trademark, and the case went to arbitration.The arbitration panel awarded to Google all 700 domains Gillespie had registered.Gillespie and another individual, David Elliott, then sued in federal court in Phoenix, arguing that the term “google” was now a verb and had become generic and no longer entitled to trademark protection.
p The stunt highlights how larger, stronger drones could one day be used to rescue people in emergency situations.At the end of last year we marveled at the bizarre sight of high-profile YouTuber Casey Neistat using a humongous drone to lift him high into the sky.The bonkers Christmas stunt used a specially built octocopter strong enough to lift Casey hundreds of feet into the air.Possibly inspired by Neistat’s aerial antics, Latvia-based drone designer Aerones recently persuaded a skydiver by the name of Ingus Augstkalns to use a drone instead of an airplane for his next jump.A video posted on YouTube shows Augstkalns standing atop a 120-meter-high tower just ahead of “the world’s first drone jump,” according to Aerones.Next, we see the huge 28-propeller flying machine buzz up to the skydiver, whereupon he grabs hold of it and presumably hopes for the best.
p Here we go again: Instagram has added another feature ‘inspired’ by Snapchat.This time it’s Face Filters, which have already been available on Facebook for a while.It was only a matter of time, but at least there are a couple of original features today as well.The filters work pretty much exactly as you’d expect, especially if you’ve used the ones on Facebook.There are animated animal ears, glasses, crowns, floating math equations (presumably to make it look like you’re thinking really hard), etc.It’s the cutesy stuff we’ve come to expect – I mean just look at those happy millennials in the promo video:
And it is the engineers who are driving the development, writes Fredrik Karlsson.There is a quote attributed to financier Jan Stenbeck, later borrowed by Jan Jörnmark to a book title.the Images of ödemiljöer is his special hallmark, but the stories also contain what happens in the void and how it will be possible.I don't really know how it happened but Uddevalla rose and stan are doing well.It was a jätteslag for the whole region when Saab set the payments but when I visited the town now it was just to note: the town has risen up.And even if the policy contributed, a few companies have been started with the help of state venture capital, I think one may say that the technology hit policy here also.
p We see lots of deals these days on the original Philips Hue starter kit, and a few on the second generation model (which added Apple HomeKit support) but this is one of the first opportunities we’ve seen to save on the third generation set, with bulbs that produce more vivid blues and greens.This set is a refurb, but it’s a full $65 off the price of buying it new, which leaves you with more money to buy more bulbs.Just note that you won’t see the additional $15 discount until checkout.
Its latest effort isn’t produced by the Canadian icon, but rather by TCL Corporation, a little-known Chinese manufacturer which also licenses the Alcatel brand.I’d like to think so, because the BlackBerry KEYone is a bloody good phone.Before we talk about what it’s like to live with a BlackBerry-branded phone in 2017, let’s first talk about what’s powering this handset.Under the hood, you’ll find:4.5-inch screen (1080 x 1620, 433 PPI)12MP rear-facing Sony IMX378 camera (2.0/f)
p If you’ve ever been annoyed by clicking on a Facebook Live video and finding that it wasn’t live at all, the social network is on the case.Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it is taking steps to clean up live videos that aren’t really live videos, and the social network updated its Facebook Platform Policy to reflect this effort, with a revision to the Facebook Live API section, which reads:Don’t use the API to publish only images (example: Don’t publish static, animated or looping images), or to livestream polls associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.The social network said in an email to Social Pro Daily that it was responding to feedback about the issue, with users saying they did not find static images or graphics and polls to be interesting or engaging, adding that content that violates this policy, as well as publishers of those types of content, may see reduced visibility inPublishers that turn out to be repeat offenders may also have their access to Facebook Live limited, and Facebook said it has begun informing partners that may be impacted by these changes.that its News Feed algorithm would give higher priority to live videos while they were actually live, and last December, it updated that announcement to include graphics-only polls.
the Snap has since been a month tilllbaka made Hussein Mehanna to his ingenjörschef, writes CNBC's online edition.Hussein Mehanna comes from Facebook where he had a leading position in the key area in machine learning.Snaps the recruitment of Hussein Mehanna comes just two years after it launched a private research group.Snap has been forced to invest heavily in research and development then just Facebook breathing down the company in the back of the neck.During the first quarter pushed the costs in the height of 805 million u.s. dollars, compared with 28 million dollars the year before.Facebook has in recent months launched a Snapchat-like camera and video properties for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
p Activewear brand Lululemon has revealed on its first ever global ad campaign entitled This Is Yoga, which highlights the principles and diversity of the practice without showing a single downward facing dog.Created in partnership with Vice’s global creative agency Virtue Worldwide, the ad runs through the core principles of yoga such as ‘Practice of nonviolence’, ‘Practice of meditation’ and ‘Practice of breath’.These are illustrated with activities that do not require a mat; for example, the ‘Practice of letting go’ is accompanied by a clip of a dancer in a nightclub.The campaign features seven real stories from across the world – those of Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, Capoeira instructor Jian Pablico, artist CJ Hendry, Mexico City ballroom dancers House of Apocalipstick, DJ and producer P Money, extreme kayaker Ben Marr, Beijing punk band drummer Atom and professional surfer Maddie Peterson.It aims to elevate the power of practice and re-examine how the world observes the culture of yoga.This Is Yoga will be rolled out in-store and through digital, while out-of-home is planned for LA, NYC, Toronto, Vancouver, London and Shanghai.
Europe and Russia were hit particularly hard, before its advance was slowed when a security researcher in the UK stumbled on a web domain hidden in the malware’s code.Despite the high number of infected computers and apparent disruption, fewer than 160 ransoms had been paid as of Monday morning, says Tom Robinson at Elliptic, a company that tracks illegal activity involving bitcoin.Since Friday, the five bitcoin wallets associated with the ransomware have received the equivalent of about $46,000.Robinson expects to see the number of ransom payments increase as the deadline for file deletion approaches.Yet despite the wording of the ransom note, he says there is no guarantee that paying the ransom will unlock the files.Encryption wars: The privacy debate raging in your smartphone
The OS for smart devices and gadgets -- in other words, internet of things (IoT) devices -- will be introduced by Samsung at its Tizen Developers Conference, which will be held in San Francisco starting Tuesday.The real-time OS is a slimmed-down version of the mainstream Tizen OS, which is being used in Samsung TVs, smartphones, Gear smartwatches and other devices.Though it is an open-source OS, Samsung is its biggest backer.Samsung is also currently developing Tizen 4.0, which will be released in September.Samsung's last big Tizen release was version 2.4; the following version, 3.0, never made it to devices.Tizen is important to Samsung, but the company also uses Windows in PCs and the Android OS in mobile devices.
Det var oväntat rent tekniskt, men framför allt strategiskt, att Microsoft skulle närma sig Linuxvärlden i så hög utsträckning.– Det här är en samling verktyg för utvecklare, systemadministratörer och annan teknisk personal som vill köra Linux kommandoradsverktyg samtidigt som de kör Windowsprogram, förklarar Rich Turner som är ansvarig för WSL på Microsoft.Han säger vidare att det inte handlar om att förvandla Linux till Windows, eller att förvandla Windows till Linux, utan om att vissa Linuxverktyg är väldigt användbara och populära.– Med Creators Update-versionen av Windows är WSL tillräckligt stabilt för vardagsanvändning, säger Rich Turner.WSL är inte en virtuell maskinOm man kör Linux i en virtuell maskin på Windows får man ett separat operativsystem som går förbi stora delar av Windows när det körs.
p Taiwan has been put on high alert after it was reportedly one of the top targets of the cyber attack that rocked the world on Friday.While government departments and hospital systems had so far been spared the chaos that struck Britain's NHS, there were fears the full impact of the attack may only emerge after the weekend.“Currently we haven’t received any response from the government agencies or our hospital systems.Currently they are not under attack by the virus,” said Howard Jyan, the director general of the government’s cyber security department.Mr Jyan issued a warning to the public on Friday night after the department became aware of the global virus, urging the public to be vigilant about installing anti-virus software and to be aware of suspicious emails.He said Taiwan’s institutions were ready for any major attack.
Consistently, year after year, it hits press events and conferences with beautiful, well-paced showpieces that demonstrate how new technology can accomplish the impossible.Virtual and Augmented reality have provided the company with opportunity to exercise this creativity.At Build 2017 we saw new motion controllers, a Cirque du Soleil set designed and refined with HoloLens, and real-time use of holograms to design chair lifts – among other things.It all looked great, yet there’s a problem.Microsoft’s real-world rollout of its ideas has fallen behind and, so far, appeared for only a limited audience.That makes it hard to take the company’s mind-bending ideas seriously.
p When I was young, there was no such thing as the world wide web or video streaming.Sometimes you might think, “Hey, I think I’ll watch a show” and flip the channels until you found something interesting.This is how I discovered The Mechanical Universe … And Beyond.It included classroom lectures by Cal Tech applied physicist David Goodstein, some excellent physics demonstrations, and cool stuff like historical reenactments.Now that I think about it, those animations probably reinforced the incorrect notion of “moving stuff to the other side of the equation,” but still.Now that the internet exists, you can find The Mechanical Universe on Youtube, and you ought to check it out.