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The CBS series BrainDead, which aired last summer, is a bizarre mashup of gross-out horror, screwball comedy, and political satire.The show was created by Robert and Michelle King, fresh off their success with The Good Wife.Science fiction editor John Joseph Adams believes that only the incredible success of that show can explain the existence of something as quirky and uncommercial as BrainDead.It s like when Peter Jackson made Lord of the Rings, Adams says in Episode 239 of the Geek s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.Then of course they re like, Sure, you can remake King Kong.BrainDead was quickly canceled by CBS, which is a shame because a show about alien parasites who cause politicians to act petty and childish has come to seem increasingly relevant in the era of President Trump.
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Founded in 2012, Countly s Open Source framework represents a new category of collaborative technology that answers difficult questions like for innovative companies like Atom Bank based on their users in-app behavior and crash data.By the end of 2015, the market size of the country s Internet finance sector was more than 12 trillion renminbi $1.8 trillion , dominated by the payments sector See Chart 1 below .I spoke with Chris Skinner, a UK-based commentator on financial markets and author of Digital Bank and Value Web, about the unique opportunities for China s fast-moving fintech industry, international fintech trends, and how traditional banks & fintech start-ups are exploring new ways to work together.What are the noteworthy opportunities you see in Chinese fintech?First of all, we need to acknowledge that China and fintech is starting from a very different position relative to American and Europe who had technology applied to finance for over 60 years.Whereas to a large extent, the technology applied to finance in China has only started 15 to 20 years ago.Fintech is growing very quickly in China.In a very short time, Ant Financial has built up a reliable database of individual credit ratings on millions of Chinese who shop on Taobao s e-commerce platform, enabling it to make small business and individual loans that largely bypass incumbent banks.Jack Ma has always seen Ant Financial as a global player and will continue to position for global expansion.Of course, there are challenges too.
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North Korean defectors have successfully shipped in "several thousand" USB sticks containing banned content like South Korean soaps, Hollywood films, and global news.The goal is to spread information about the outside world to North Koreans, who have limited access to the open internet andThe project is the result of the "Flash Drives for Freedom"
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With the launch of the Google Assistant-packing Nvidia Shield TV 2017 at CES 2017, the best Android TV box on the market got a little better.However, just because an updated edition is now available to buy, that doesn t mean owners of the original are being left high and dry.The Shield Experience 5.0 upgrade for the 2015 model brings Android 7.0 Nougat into play, as well as support for an array of new apps.They include Amazon Video, NFL, Twitter, Comedy Central and a new Nvidia Games hub via Engadget .Via the GeForce Now cloud gaming additions, there s also support for 4K HDR game streaming, plus the equivalent performance of a GeForce GTX 1080 GPU while streaming.In our freshly-posted review of the 2017 Shield, we advised current users against upgrading to the new model.
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Att använda svåra, krångliga lösenord som skydd mot eventuella förövare verkar inte vara särskilt högprioriterat bland många datoranvändare.Säkerhetsfirman Keeper har nämligen utfört en studie över de mest använda lösenorden från 2016 och resultatet är förödande – sifferkombinationen 123456 är, för tredje året i rad, det mest använda lösenordet.På andra- och tredjeplatserna hamnar 123456789 och qwerty .Studien genomfördes genom att samla ihop 10 miljoner läckta uppgifter, härstammandes från olika attacker och informationsläckor som ägt rum 2016.Av dessa var 1,7 miljoner konton säkrade med 123456 som lösenord.Här nedan följer den fullständiga listan:
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Det här är roboten Peeqo som är byggd av en nisse vid namn Abhishek Singh.Roboten har någon form av artificiell intelligens i sig men istället för att kommunicera med någon form av robotröst gör den det via olika giffar.
UK
For the first time in Europe, Nissan will be testing its autonomous cars on the streets of London.Starting in February, Nissan will use a fleet of its modified Nissan Leaf cars to give government officials, safety experts and more a chance to experience what it s self-driving technology can do in a busy urban environment.Nissan might have been quiet on the autonomous driving front, but the company has finally confirmed that both the new Qashqai and Leaf will come with the ability to self-drive on the motorway.This echoes the Autopilot technology that s currently available in Tesla s range of cars including the Model S and the Model X.Despite setbacks with incidents involving Tesla s Autopilot system, car companies are still pushing forward with self-driving technology.Nissan s tour of its self-driving technology will start in London but will include a number of European cities.
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It might be one of the biggest brands out there when it comes to laptops, but Lenovo has never been bothered about gaming - until now.The Legion Y720 might have been a long time coming, but it looks set to make a big first impression: It's got all the Intel- and Nvidia-provided power you need for VR, gamer-pleasing features like a built-in wireles adapter for an Xbox One controler, and a backlit keyboard for anyone that insists on turning their desktop into an all-night rave.Those bright LED lights, colossal display, and prominent speaker grilles are anything but subtle.It has a lot in common with the Alienware 15: when the lid's closed, it's fairly unobtrusive yet seriously chunky , but open it up and the lashings of red are guaranteed to get you noticed.You can upgrade to an i7 CPU, add a 1TB SSD or 2TB hard disk, and make the jump to a 4K display.Annoyingly there's no way to add a better graphics card, though - the GTX 1070 and 1080 are off the cards.
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2016 grew appanvändningen with eleven percent compared to 2015.according to figures from research firm Flurry.somehow, we managed to squeeze in more apptid in our life – time we used your apps increased by 69 per cent.But at the same time came a turn of events.in the Past have all appkategorier grown but now they are starting to cannibalize each other.in particular, the use of it is that Flurry collects in the somewhat vague category of "personalized apps" with 46 per cent, while the use of social media and meddelandeappar starts with 394 per cent.
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And to be able to choose where and when to work seems to be important for the country's office workers.In a Sifo-survey made on behalf of Telenor, says one of the two surveyed workers, 48 per cent, that they want to work more flexibly and be less dependent on the workplace.They would also like to have more control over their working hours than they have in the day and not have to work according to a fixed schedule.But where the workers see benefits see the heads disadvantages.the Managers are questioning the cards and the good performance of those who work elsewhere.the Survey says, clear that many do not at all associate their office with the creativity and the innovation, the characteristics which usually is highly sought after by employees, " says Christian Strömlid, marketing manager, Telenor Business.
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A new email scam campaign by cybercriminals purporting to be from 'Microsoft Security Office' is infecting its victims with Neutrino exploit kit malware.The email warns the recipients that their bank accounts are being used for suspicious activity as a result of a virus.Neutrino bot malware can be used for various nefarious criminal means, including data theft via capturing keystrokes, form grabbing and taking screenshots, performing DDoS attacks, making spoof DNS requests, and downloading additional malware onto the infected machine.The latest Neutrino campaign has been spotted by cybersecurity researchers at Malwarebytes.Victims are sent a spam email, claiming to be from 'Benedict Brown representing Microsoft Security Office', which falsely informs them that their banking assets have been blocked due to suspicious requests from their address.The phony email from the non-existent department -- sent from a Kazakhstan address which doesn't even contain the word Microsoft within it -- suggests that the victim might already be infected with bank-data stealing computer virus.
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Här tillsammans med Martin Månsson, universitetslektor på KTH.År 2023 kommer Sverige och Lund att stå värd för den internationellt framstående forskningsanläggningen European Spallation Source ESS .För att ta tillvara på händelsen, satsas det därför nu på att hitta kompetens som i framtiden kan använda den nya forskningsanläggningen på bästa sätt.De tio första doktorandtjänsterna är redan utannonserade.Tillsammans med fem andra lärosäten har Uppsala universitet startat satsningen som är inriktad på den experimentella tekniken neutronspridning.– Neutronspridning som forskningsmetod är viktig för forskningsområden samt de industrier vi har i Sverige, inom stål, läkemedel, informationsteknologi, energi och skog etc.
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Blame it on Spider-Man fandom if you want, but we ve always been fascinated by the idea of someone creating synthetic spider webbing in a lab.That is the goal of a new research project at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU and Karolinska Institutet, where scientists have developed a technique for not only producing artificial spider silk using bacteria but doing so in large, potentially industrial quantities.We designed an extremely soluble spider silk protein, by combining two soluble domains from different spider species, which can be dissolved at 500 mg/ml, thereby mimicking native spider silk fibers, researcher Anna Rising told Digital Trends.Our protein can also be expressed at high yields in bacteria, which facilitates recombinant production.Moreover, we designed a simple yet very efficient spinning device that recapitulates the pH drop in the spider silk gland.Together, these advances allowed the first biomimetic spinning of artificial spider silk.
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medical device manufacturer ranta's ceo Kristian ranta and quality and regulation director Nancy Lively in 2015.health technology company Ranta had made a loss of eur 23.9 million.health technology company Ranta, who was a couple of years ago one of Finland's fastest growing companies, has filed for bankruptcy Espoo district court.diabetes care products specialized company has been working since 2006, but the activities have not been profitable.the Losses have accumulated throughout the operating period of eur 23.9 million.the Company has placed equity of eur 16.3 million, capital loans of eur 2.4 million and loans from financial institutions of eur 6.1 million.
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Amazon's carbon footprint is still significantly worse than other global tech giants, according to a report published by Greenpeace this week.The environmental campaign group said Amazon is lagging behind the likes of Google, Apple, and Facebook when it comes to adopting renewable energy in a report published this week titled "Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet?"Greenpeace USA Senior IT Analyst, Gary Cook, said in a statement: "Amazon continues to talk a good game on renewables but is keeping its customers in the dark on its energy decisions.This is concerning, particularly as Amazon expands into markets served by dirty energy."Amazon, which has data centres around the world, wasn't the only company to be singled out for its environmental footprint."Like Apple, Facebook, and Google, Netflix is one of the biggest drivers of the online world and has a critical say in how it is powered," said Cook."Netflix must embrace the responsibility to make sure its growth is powered by renewables, not fossil fuels and it must show its leadership here.
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While Yahoo's core internet business was being sold to Verizon for $4.8 Billion, the remaining portions of the company left behind is renaming itself to Altaba Inc, which marks the sad ending of one of the most familiar brand names on the internet.In a public filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC on Monday, the company announced that after the planned sale of its core business to telecom giant Verizon, the leftover would change its brand name to Altaba.So, the company's branding you are familiar with will integrate with Verizon, and it is possible that the telecom titan may continue to use the Yahoo brand for some of the services that it will acquire in the deal.The remaining company under the new name Altaba Inc. is hanging on to its 15% ownership of Alibaba and 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan, which is a joint venture with Softbank.Marissa Mayer to Leave Yahoo BoardThe newly formed company will operate as an investment company, and only five board members will remain at the company including Tor Braham, Catherine Friedman, Eric Brandt, Jeffrey Smith and Thomas McInerney.The rest of the company's board, including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and co-founder David Filo, will step down from Altaba Inc. Mayer may be appointed for a role in Yahoo's integration at Verizon, though her position has yet to be announced.Mayer's intention to resign from the new board is "not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices," says the filing.The Yahoo acquisition deal was rumored to be on the rocks after the company disclosed multiple security breaches a few months ago affecting more than 1 Billion users.Moreover, over three months ago, Yahoo was also accused of building a secret backdoor in its system to scan the emails of hundreds of millions of its users at the request of a U.S. intelligence service.
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A startup is aiming to make drone selfies simple — MyDrone is a compact auto-follow drone that uses seven different modes and a wearable tracker to make flight simpler.Launching on Kickstarter, the California-based company is looking to raise $50,000 to help its first drone take flight.According to the company, MyDrone s auto-follow features are what sets it apart from other options in a growing drone market.The quadcopter tracks subjects using a wearable tracker, offering several different follow modes with a range of about 1,300 feet, along with automatic landings when the battery life is low.The drone can follow behind at a fixed distance, orbit the subject or hover in place while directing the camera toward the action.MyDrone can also be flown with manual controls on the tracker, using arrow keys like playing a flight game on a computer.
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Weinstein Company Part of the fun of the Golden Globes, which will be handed out on Sunday, is seeing what kind of surprises the Hollywood Foreign Press Association throws at us. with one of them: The movie "Sing Street," directed by John Carney, was nominated for best comedy or musical movie.Unless you're really steeped in the world of independent film,
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Pretty soon, Amazon s Alexa isn t just going to help you with the cooking or control your light bulbs - she s getting behind the wheel, thanks to Volkswagen.The car company has teamed up with Amazon to add the AI assistant to its fleet, letting you chat away with your virtual helper even when you re not around your Echo or Echo Dot speaker.You ll be able to ask what your fuel levels are from the comfort of your sofa, or send route destinations to your car before you even leave the house, so you re good to go as soon as you start the engine.In the future, you could even be able to ask Alexa to bring the autonomous car out of its parking space, so it ll be outside the front of your house when it s time to drive.The first VW built from-the-ground-up for electric motors is set to launch in 2020, but it s already taking shape - so much that we actually got up close and personal with one at this year s CES.VW is promising the all-electric family car will give us the sci-fi future we ve been dreaming about, with a 350 mile range, fast charging, and a fully autonomous driving mode.
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CES is known for big TV announcements, but 4K Blu-ray players are getting a lot of attention this year, and now LG has unveiled its own player at the tech conference.The UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player arrives with a few tricks up its sleeve, too, including support for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos.LG has been pushing its own Dolby-Vision supporting OLED TVs at the conference, so it makes sense its UHD Blu-ray player comes with support for the format.As with HDR, Dolby Vision provides brighter whites, deeper blacks, and a wider range of colours to provide a superior image, as long as you're using a Dolby Vision-enabled TV, of course.While HDR10 also provides similar image enhancements, Dolby Vision is said to be technically superior, though it's nice to see HDR10 support here, as it ensures owners will be able to take advantage of the increasing amount of HDR content that's becoming available.The player won't ship with Dolby Vision support, however.
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