There are tons of hospitality exchange communities out there – Couchsurfing is the first to come to mind – but none have been more controversial than Airbnb, which seems to be constantly struggling in various cities in the legality of its business.For example, in New York State, you are only allowed to sublet an apartment for 30 continuous days or less if you re present.Yet many renters put their places online to make a little money when they re out of town.This also presents a problem for neighbors who live near Airbnb renters who may not be thrilled to see strangers routinely come in and out of their building.Complaints can range anywhere between excessive noise, inappropriate activities, or misuse of common areas.Airbnb will review the case, match the address description to a possible Airbnb listing, and follow up with the host without naming the neighbor who filed the complaint.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on May 20, 2016 Associated Press Twitter parody accounts are the second worst thing on Earth.DarthPutinKGB, a ham-handed parody of Vladimir Putin, was suspended today along with other accounts ridiculing Russian leaders like Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.What is clear is that America s New Cold Warriors aren t too happy with the move.The US government is expressing its displeasure through the government-financed media channels like Radio Free Europe.The radio network is financed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and has its roots in the first Cold War as a CIA-backed propaganda service.When Twitter shuts down parody accounts of public figures it doesn t help Twitter s credibility as a space for free speech online—whether it s a parody of President Obama or Donald Trump.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong consolidated his Samsung Electronics stake under last year s deal.The Seoul High Court ruled Tuesday that the merger of Samsung C Corp. 028260 -0.83 % and the conglomerate s de facto holding company, Cheil Industries Inc., shortchanged the minority shareholders opposed to the deal, who were led by a U.S. hedge fund.Tuesday s verdict was welcomed by South Korean corporate-governance activists.Mr. Shin added that the minority shareholders had also filed a suit to nullify the merger—a tall task, he said, but one he said he feels more confident about after Tuesday s ruling.The largest remaining shareholder among the plaintiffs was Ilsung Pharmaceuticals Co., which owned a 2.1% stake in Samsung CThe merger of the two Samsung affiliates was part of a broad restructuring of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate.But shares in the merged Samsung C have tumbled 38% since the deal was approved last July.
On Friday, we reported on Breakit that bitcoingrävaren KNC Miner has asked himself bankrupt. Here is the profile venture capital analysis of what makes a good investment: After 20 years as a venture capitalist, I have had many chances to ask myself about the underlying factors that makes me prefer a deal over another. Not surprisingly, you can boil it down to if you know what you are doing as a venture capitalist. I have previously invested together with the other venture capitalists participating in the round? The more you follow my yes / no rule, the smaller the probability of exposing yourself to undefined risks linked to the different forms of unknown factors. And finally, if you want to take very high, strategic and calculated risks in one dimension - like building your success at a new emerging model or distribution platform think Google Adsense in 2003, this 2005 or Appstore 2008 - should look at minimizing risks in other dimensions.
Smartwatches have really hit their stride in the past couple years with popular products from brands like Samsung, Apple, FitBit, Motorola, and more each promising their own set of features to make them worth putting on your wrist.Tiny touchscreens, buttons, and dials offer only a limited amount of control over what could be a much more powerful communication device.Enter Google s Project Soli 2.0, the latest iteration of Google s ongoing effort to add sensors to wearables and other IoT devices that use radar to track and interpret gestures.Challenges of the project were many, including creating a radar-enabled chip that was small enough to fit inside the smallest devices, efficient enough not to drain the device s battery too quickly, and powerful enough to interpret gestures down to the most subtle of movements.Google s been hard at work for a year on SoliOver the past year, Google has been working to improve on its Soli project concept.While there are currently no consumer-ready products featuring the Soli chip, Google is expected to open the project to accept applications from developers interested in receiving development kits as early as this Fall.
Nvidia s CEO reckons the challenges holding VR back aren t going to be solved for 20 years, delivering a surprising dose of realism to a VR industry creaking under the weight of hype.We re going to be solving this problem for the next 20 years.His comments won t surprise many people who ve used VR so far, but what s interesting is how little interest in actually solving this side of the problem the CEO expressed.To an extent this makes sense: Nvidia has grown beyond a manufacturer of gaming GPUs; the only reason the new GeForce GTX 1080 exists is because of Pascal, a technology that Nvidia is far more keen to push as a supercomputing and AI powerhouse than it is as a gaming platform.Nvidia will provide the brains to power the developers and gamers who use VR, but the more fundamental problems of VR, such as its tethered experience, would appear to be in the hands of the headset makers themselves.comments powered by Disqus
The results?According to the survey, conducted by OnePoll and sponsored by customer identity management provider Gigya, only 16 percent of consumers maintain a unique password for each online account.While 42 percent of Generation Xers and 53 percent of baby boomers create secure passwords, only 33 percent of millennials could boast to doing the same.For many, passwords seem like antiquated technology.Moreover, 80 percent of consumers said they believed biometric authentication to be more secure than traditional usernames and passwords, and almost half of millennial respondents claimed to have already used at least one form of biometric authentication.Within the next 10 years, traditional passwords will be dead as an authentication form, said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya.
While the worldwide board-gaming community has plenty of awards ceremonies, arguably the most important is still the "Spiel des Jahres" Game of the Year award issued by Germany's game critics.Spiel des JahresEnlargeCodenames by Vlaada Chvátil: One of our top picks of 2015, Codenames comes from red-hot Czech designer Chvátil and features clever-but-accessible wordplay for parties of almost any size.The trick is to guess the right words—knowing full well that the more words you aim at, the more tenuous the link between the codenames and your clue will invariably become.Terrific party game with huge buzz, and probably the favorite to win the award.Unlike traditional Pandemic, the "Legacy" version offers an evolving 12-month storyline in which your team's performance one month carries consequences forward into next month's round of bad news.Using gorgeous sets of cards as locations, maps, power-ups, and more, each module offers new rules, new enemies, and new puzzles for your time-traveling team of up to four players.
Vd vill ha din hjälp och det är bråttom.Internetstiftelsen varnar för en sorts bedrägeri som ökar lavinartat.Du jobbar som ansvarig på ekonomiavdelningen och får ett mejl från företagets vd, ett mejl som ser ut företagets mejl brukar och verkar helt normalt.Det de inte ser är att det är ett litet stavfel i avsändaradressen.Den här typen av bedrägerier har ökat kraftigt.För svenska företag handlar det om flera miljoner, tror Peter Forsman, abuseansvarig på Internetstiftelsen.
The Harley-Davidson Screamin Eagle Factory Team has introduced the XG750R, its first all-new flat-track race bike in 44 years.The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois before getting some special attention at the ESPN X Games event on June 2.After decades of flat-track racing success behind the Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track motorcycle, we knew it was time to develop the next-generation Harley-Davidson to compete in one of the best spectator racing sports out there today, said Kris Schoonover, Harley-Davidson s racing manager.We wanted a young rider with plenty of raw ability for the XG750R program, and Davis proved himself in the GNC2 class, said Schoonover.We are excited to have the opportunity to bring an emerging talent like Davis up to the GNC1 series to develop the new bike alongside an experienced champion like Brad Baker.Schoonover stressed the importance of development work on the XG750R, which, like all other motor sports vehicles, will have some kinks to work out as it engages in competitive settings for the first time.
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Batteriet stödjer Qualcomms senaste snabbladdning Quick Charge 3.0.Den har bländartalet f/1,8 och finesser som optisk och elektronisk bildstabilisering och en fasdetekterande autofokus.Andra funktioner är fingeravtrycksläsare, NFC och Force Touch som vi förmodar är ZTE:s version av Apple 3D Touch.ZTE har samtidigt introducerat ett VR-headset och Axon 7 är en av de första nya telefonerna som stödjer Googles plattform för virtuell verklighet, kallad Daydream.Axon 7 kommer kosta under 500 dollar i USA.Vi återkommer med uppgifter om eventuell svensk lansering.
A brilliant idea to make a difference in the world through tech innovation.People with the entrepreneurial spirit, might probably fall for the sharing economy hype and kick start an online business right away.But, the mistake is thinking that generating a unique idea is the biggest challenge in building a startup In actuality; money will be the most persistent problem of a young startup.Companies need money to run a business; it s crucial for creating a website, renting an office space and most important, paying employees.Let s take a look.BootstrapBootstrapping in building a startup means using existing resources self-funded to operate the business.It is a widely used option for young entrepreneurs working on a minimum viable product MVP .The method gives the Founders full control over the startup with autonomy to set agendas without outside pressure and influences.Bootstrapping forces entrepreneurs to be careful and wise in making decisions since there is not enough money to afford mistakes.Plus, in the long run, this culture may help the company develop good habits in running the business.Launching a startup with personal money which is often limited can mean the business does not develop as fast as desired.Compared to opting to work with venture capitalists and angel investors, networking opportunities are more difficult when bootstrapping.The best thing about this method is that it s possible to get funding without having to sacrifice equity or personal savings.Social media helps kill two birds with one stone because it ll spread the funding messsage word while increasing visibility of the startup.Pledges and backers from the campaign can serve as a validation of the idea and could potentially attract future investment opportunities.However, creating an attractive crowdfunding page takes time and effort.Besides a convincing story, Founders need creative ideas such as perks and even a video to draw attention.Most of crowdfunding platform providers charge fees for their services and the company may need to pay taxes on some occasions.Lastly, by putting the startup project online, entrepreneurs run the risk of having somebody else copy the idea.Raise CapitalThis is where a startup can get the big bucks and the company will likely progress at quicker pace.Venture capital VC firms are ready to invest in high potential startups in return for equity.In most cases there will be moments in which the company will need to follow a direction in which Founders think is wrong.
The so-called spidercam has changed the way we watch sports, allowing camera operators to shoot footage while moving vertically and horizontally above where the action happens.And now they re being disguised as... aeroplanes?This particular camera was spotted at the 2016 French Open in Paris.It s clearly an advertising stunt, but I can t help but wonder: is it more distracting as a player to see a miniature Emirates airliner moving around above you than a nondescript black box?
Project Abacus aims to replace passwords and is expected to start trails soonGoogle is stepping up its Project Abacus, which will make Android apps password free by the end of 2016.Google recently announced at its I/O developer conference that Project Abacus is slated to begin trial with "several large financial institutions" in June.The tech giant introduced Project Abacus at its 2015 I/O conference, where it explained the concept for the project and that it was inspired by the inability of most people to remember passwords.However, it proposed analysing they way people use their phones, including they manner in which they speak, type, as well as their location to identify the authenticity of a user.The company said that this would be more efficient instead of asking users to type in passwords, which are easy to forget.Currently, most tech firms and even financial institutions incorporate the two-factor authentication method, which involves requesting users to input their login details as well as inputting an additional code or a unique PIN, which is sent to users via email or an SMS on their phones.
Uber Eats finns idag tillgängligt i 14 städer runt om i USA, Australien, Kanada och Frankrike.På Ubers svenska kontor utesluter man inte att tjänsten kan lanseras i Sverige i framtiden.Läs mer: Uber har agerat korkat i Uber Pop-frågan Det är inte aktuellt med en Sverigelansering i dagsläget.Just nu fokuserar vi främst på att utveckla Uber X, Uber Black och Uber Lux i Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg, Lund och Uppsala , säger Oliver Carra, talesperson för Uber i Sverige.Samtidigt råder det fullt krig på marknaden för matleveranser i Stockholms innerstad.Lanseringen innebär hård konkurrens framförallt för Delivery Hero-ägda Foodora, som fram tills nyligen var en del av Rocket Internet-koncernen och därmed även hade Kinnevik som delägare.
Efter OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion var det slut på stora katter, och för OS X 10.9 valde Apple att påbörja en ny epok med systemversioner döpta efter kända platser i Kalifornien.CupertinoVi börjar med ett uppenbart val.Apple och Cupertino är så tätt sammanslingrade att det senare ofta används som en metonym för företaget, och ungefär en fjärdedel av stadens invånare jobbar på Apple.Thousand OaksSå här tänker vi: Apple har haft havet Mavericks och bergen El Capitan , så nu kan det vara dags för något mitt emellan, som exempelvis den trädfyllda staden Thousand Oaks i Ventura County.Eureka är känt bland annat för att ha Kaliforniens äldsta zoo och intressant viktoriansk arkitektur som Carson-villan på bilden.Förhoppningsvis skulle kopplingen till världens hetaste plats inte göra Macbookarna ännu varmare.
Security consultant Arne Swinnen says Instagram has shuttered brute force authentication holes that allowed hijacking of some 20 million accounts.The NVISO infosec man says an absent authentication control coupled with an insecure direct object reference vulnerability meant attackers could commandeer some four percent of accounts held in a temporary lock state.Instagram owner Facebook paid Swinnen @arneswinnen $US5000 for reporting the holes, slinging a patch within 10 days of the disclosure earlier this month.Of those tested he found some 39,000 accounts could be accessed by changing the associated account phone number, a feat which also exposed a user's phone digits as it was pre-filled into the form."This case was the most troublesome, as an attacker could on one hand gather sensitive user information pre-filled phone numbers and on the other hand simply update the phone number linked to the victim Instagram account," Swinnen says.Swinnen says quick manual checks found many of those phone number -exposed Instagram accounts were "mostly human" that had been inactive for a couple of weeks with a "good amount" of followers.
By 2021, debit cards and contactless payments will eclipse cash, says Payments UK.Since the start of 2016, contactless use has gathered pace, particularly on the London Underground network.On the high street, one in six card purchases are now contactless, with Tesco leading the way.The Payments Council, the predecessor to Payments UK, provoked a storm of protest in 2009 when it proposed a complete withdrawal of cheques by 2018.Its annual report charts the changing nature of how British households choose to spend their money.Figures from the UK Cards Association show that in the first six months of 2015 there was £516,500 of fraudulent transactions on contactless cards – the equivalent of 2p for every £100 spent using the technology.
The monolithic infrastructure and applications that have powered businesses over the past few decades are giving way to distributed and modular alternatives.As a result, developers can focus on their own unique functionality and surround it with fully functional, distributed processes developed by other specialists, which they access through APIs.On last check, ProgrammableWeb was providing searchable access to almost 15,000 APIs, with more being added on a daily basis.They aggregate retail transactions across hundreds of companies, which allows them to understand a breadth of fraud markers better than any individual customer could.This opportunity is not limited to new upstarts.The low-touch sales model, recurring revenue and lack of customer concentration lead to a very attractive business model.