Gaston Alexander

Gaston Alexander

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Svenskgrundade Neo Technology med vd:n och grundaren Emil Eifrem i spetsen har länge fått härja tämligen fritt på nischmarknaden för grafdatabaser, med Neo4j.Men nu tyder allt fler tecken på att Microsoft vill ha en del av kakan, med öppna Graph Engine.Grafdatabaser skiner speciellt när det finns många och komplicerade kopplingar i datamängder, då kan prestanda bli magnituder bättre än med traditionella relationsdatabaser.Förespråkarna framhäver även att grafdatabaser också lämpar sig för många mer generella tillämpningar.Det är något som man inte kan säga om Microsoft Graph Engine.Infoworld som har tittar närmare på Graph Engine framhäver goda prestanda, eftersom data hanteras i minnet och bara skrivs på disk när det är nödvändigt.
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Japanese brands dominate the top 10 of the study that examines which nameplates make the best cars on sale in the US.For a second consecutive year, Audi finished a top of the list followed by Porsche, Lexus, and BMW.Even though the top of the list consists mainly of luxury brands, mainstream car
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Snapchat's Wall Street debut is expected later this week when the company will have its highly-anticipated IPO.But Snapchat marked another Wall Street big premiere on Monday, with its first appearance on a competitor's annual financial report.Snapchat parent company Snap's name appears twice in Twitter's 10K, which was filed with the SEC on Monday.Twitter, which is struggling to revive lagging user growth and revenue, cited Snap among the many internet companies that compete fiercely for the same users."Competition for users of our products and services is intense," Twitter writes.The rivals include (emphasis ours): "Facebook (including Instagram and WhatsApp) and Google (including YouTube) and Snap, as well as largely regional social media and messaging companies that have strong positions in particular countries.Increasingly, we face competition for live premium video content rights from other digital distributors and traditional television providers, which may limit our ability to secure such content on economic and other terms that are acceptable to us in the future."Consider it a milestone for Snap.Other public internet companies like Facebook and Google do not mention Snap in their quarterly and annual reports.It remains to be seen how Snap's stock fares after it raises $3.2 billion in its IPO and begins trading on the NYSE under the SNAP ticker later this week.
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The iconic Nokia 3310, prized for its simplicity, lengthy battery life and virtual indestructibility, is making a comeback.Originally launched in 2000, the handset is reportedly set to be reborn later this month when HMD, the Finnish company that has the rights to the Nokia brand, unveils a new version of the device.While consumers have yet to get a look at the new iteration of the 3310, on thing is for sure: if it doesn't include Snake, HMD will have messed up badly.In Snake, Nokia made excellent use of the phone's small screen and basic keypad to create a game it was possible to lose hours to - as many people did.And now you can play it right here in your browser.Use the arrow keys to direct the snake around the screen and eat the dots.
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The United States can be a cruel place to live, as the rise of fascism in the country has caused a shocking increase in hate crimes.An Indian engineer for Garmin, 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was shot and killed Wednesday in a Kansas restaurant by a white man who thought he was shooting at a Middle Eastern man.Two other men were injured in the shooting, including Garmin engineer Alok Madasani, also of Indian descent, and a white bystander who tried to intervene.Madasani has been released from the hospital and Ian Grillot, the 24-year-old white man who tried to stop the terrorist and was also shot, is expected to recover.The shooter, 51-year-old Adam Purinton, was charged on Thursday with one count of premeditated murder and two counts of attempted premeditated murder.One of Kuchibhotla’s friends, Kavipriya Muthuramalingam, did what has become all too common in the wake of American gun violence: He launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help Kuchibhotla’s wife and extended family.
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Investment company Kinnevik sells 10.9 million of the shares in the German startupinvesteraren Rocket Internet, which corresponds to 50% of Kinnevik's total ownership in the company.It is clear from a press release.in Total there are shares to a value of 2 billion.Kinnevik made its first investment in the German startupinvesteraren 2009.It was a part of the investmenstbolaget strategy to increase its holdings in digital companies.In the present, it is Kinnevik's second-largest shareholder in Rocket Internet, with 13.2 percent of the shares.
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at the same time has bolagsvärdet more than doubled and is currently valued Klarna to sek 19 billion.the Number of chefsavhopp increasing seemingly month-to-month.Now, it turns out, moreover, that several employees are left empty-handed, left after an unsuccessful employee share option scheme, shows Breakits review.the Program worked, briefly, as follows: Some of the Swedish employees had received at the end of the year 2011-2012 the opportunity to buy warrants in Klarna.the Two programmes were presented, a more expensive program – 1X – and-a-cheaper – 3X.
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This applies above all to the industry, but also the service sector feel the breath of wind.the Other is much calmer and see that roughly between 10 and 20 per cent will be lost.to take the issue to a head, it is about how we finance our well-being if robots are taking our jobs.Recently presented the EUROPEAN parliament with its proposals on the rules of civil procedure for the robotics.In a panel discussion with both members of parliament as representatives from universities and trade unions discussed robotskatt.it Might be necessary to introduce a tax on robots and the work they perform?
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Uppgiften kommer från en rysk blogg som även tillhandahåller en serie specifikationer för den påstådda Huawei Honor 8 Pro.Ryktet har inte mycket kött på benen i nuläget, så fram med saltkaret, men enligt källan rör det sig om kraftfull smartphone.Källan anger en 5,7-tumsskärm 2560 x 1440 pixlar , 4/6GB RAM, Kirin 960, dubbla bakre kameror, minneskortsplats, ett 3900mAh-batteri, samt Android 7.0 och EMUI 5.0.Om det stämmer är hårdvaran i nivå med Huaweis toppmodell Mate 9.
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It was the underwater match of the year.A swimmer crab and a red octopus squared off in mortal combat while divers circled round for a first-hand look at the coliseum spectacle nature had arranged for them.A tense battle played out as the two foes circled each other and kicked up a disorienting dust-cloud in their wake.But this sparring match would not end the way either of the opponents had intended.Seriously, we don t want to spoil how this ends but we do want to acknowledge the glorious ho-ho-ho -style laughter from one of the divers when the whole thing comes to its unexpected conclusion.
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The snag is that the devices will actually be made by mediocrity merchant Archos, best known for producing large numbers of distinctly underwhelming Android handsets.Now, Archos has been named by Kodak as a European brand licensee, with the announcement also including some early details of the Kodak-branded tablets set to launch in Europe "before summer 2017."The devices will apparently "combine chic design with the latest technologies," although this promise is slightly undermined by the fact that those 'latest technologies' include 3G rather than 4G connectivity.Pricing has yet to be revealed, but the move is Kodak's latest attempt to save its iconic brand from obscurity – having gone bankrupt a while back, it has since been slinging naming rights willy-nilly to the highest bidder.That said, some of the products released as part of these deals have looked promising – last year's Kodak Ektra being one example, though we haven't reviewed it fully.It'll be interesting to see what Archos manages to do with the iconic brand, which still commands a loyal following all these years on.
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Malware known as ViperRat gives hackers access to calls, texts and location data.A mysterious cyber-espionage campaign is actively targeting Android smartphones used by soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces IDF , using a mixture of honeypot-style social engineering and stealthy malware to snoop on calls, texts, web browsing and more.Worryingly, researchers say the campaign is not only still active but is highly likely to escalate further.The IDF, which is working with the cybersecurity firms, has obtained a list of the targets, which includes "servicemen of different ranks, most of them serving around the Gaza strip".It said the aim of the attack was to steal military data, including location and tactics.Michael Flossman, a security researcher at Lookout, said his firm discovered live, misconfigured servers that were being used to manage the attacks.
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In the frantic battle against falsehoods produced by enterprising Macedonian teenagers, crackpot conspiracy theorists and, with alarming regularity, the White House, the weapon of choice has been facts, and with it the venerated practice of fact-checking.But it is increasingly clear that every attempt to do so will face countermeasures from those who don t like the facts or the way they are presented.On Monday, left-leaning US non-profit Media Matters put out a warning to European fact checkers that conservative outlets would attempt to discredit them with attacks on their independence, impartiality and the backgrounds of their staffers.Last month the Guardian covered Mediekollen, a Swedish Facebook page ostensibly checking the mainstream media s facts but actually putting forward counter-arguments to attack outlets and stories that did not fit what appeared to be a rightwing, anti-immigrant agenda.That was a relatively amateurish operation that was closed down shortly after the Guardian s story, but there are far more sophisticated fact-checkers out there that do not fit the model that has so far given organisations such as Snopes, Politifact or FullFact legitimacy.Almost every single post in some ways supports the actions of the Turkish government or the reputation of Turkey.
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But customers welcome to taste IBM's own-brand Hadoop sauce...Comment Cognitive Watsonian and mainframer IBM is making Hortonworks available for its Elastic Storage Server ESS and Spectrum Scale products.IBM now has an agreement with Hortonworks to certify the Hortonworks Data Platform HDP with Spectrum Scale on Power and x86 ESS server hardware.HDP, which is a Hadoop distribution using a centralised architecture, was recently made available on POWER8 server hardware, and this announcement moves things on a step.This will be the first IBM storage offering certified for Hortonworks' Hadoop, according to Big Blue, which makes us wonder why IBM has been so slow but see the note below about IBM's own Hadoop distribution .The deal suits both parties.
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Flexibla vingar på vindkraftverk är 35 procent mer effektiva än vanliga, säger forskare.Läs ett urval av morgonens tekniknyheter här!Flexibla vindturbiner är 35 procent mer effektiva än vanliga vindkraftverk, menar forskare vid San Diego State University.Med inspiration från bland annat trollsländors vingar kan vindkraftverkets vingar fungera mer effektivt i olika typer av väderförhållanden, skriver Science.Världens största kolkraftverk stänger och inte ens amerikanska presidenten Donald Trump kan göra något åt saken, rapporterar Washington Post.Sjunkande lönsamhet på grund av konkurrens från naturgas är den stora anledningen.
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Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted and edited by: Tito HamzeI don t know what to wear on Crunch Report It s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself .If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I ll wear it in an episode.I m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
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But these problems are not insurmountable - as Steven Pinker argues in The Better Angels of Our Nature, despite what it looks like, war is actually on the decline.Better still, Piers Morgan is slowly fading into obscurity too, having fallen from a prime time chat show in America to picking pathetic fights with people on Twitter.If this trend continues, his career could be completely eradicated in our lifetimes.While everything else is getting better, inequality is actually increasing according to many metrics.Not wealth inequality - that problem is far too hard and I m a few economics PhDs shy of being able to figure that out.But happiness inequality - specifically regarding today, February 14th.
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Here s a quick way to beef up your PC gaming library while helping good causes and saving money.Humble Bundle, a site that lets people buy games while donating to charities, has a new, huge collection of PC games available to anyone who donates at least $30 dollars.It s called the Humble Freedom Bundle, with 100 percent of money earned going to ACLU American Civil Liberties Union , IRC International Rescue Committee , and MSF Doctors Without Borders .Humble Bundle had an original goal of earning $300,000 before the deal ended on February 20.It has already more than doubled that with $680,625 earned.The Humble Freedom Bundle currently offers 40 games, although more may become available don t worry, you ll gain access to any added games even if you pay for the bundle before .It also includes some audio and digital books.As for the games, the list includes some of the best indie efforts on PC in recent years.This includes the farming game for Stardew Valley, the first-person puzzle game The Witness, and the play-as-an-octopus-pretending-to-be-a-normal-family-man simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch.
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With a little over a month to go before the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie hits cinemas, a new trailer is here, and it reveals a lot.After the mostly visual first trailer, here we get a good sense of the story, the fact this version will dive deeper into The Major s past and get to meet Kuze, the villain of the film.Of course, the film is based on the iconic Japanese franchise created by Mamoru Oshii.In this futuristic world, the human essence, also known as a ghost, can be transferred to different cyborg bodies, called shells.Scarlett Johansson is the Major, a highly-trained cyborg who has to get to the bottom of a conspiracy plot.Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, and Juliette Binoche.
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We ve rounded up the best tech deals available on Amazon this week, including wearables, audio and gaming devices, and more, with discounts of up to 57 percent off and nearly $500 in total savings.All deals are currently active but act fast before these steals of deals sell out or products go back to their regular retail prices.If an active lifestyle is still on your list of New Year s resolutions, there s no better time to invest in an activity tracker such as this Amazon number 1 bestseller, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, currently discounted 25 percent and available for only $149 for a limited time.Other fitness features include multiple sport tracking modes, from cycling to running, SmarTrack, which automatically recognizes workouts without requiring you to input what you are doing, and comprehensive workout goals and summaries to see the results of your work directly on the device.Other perks include multifaced watch faces, an up to five-day battery life, the ability to connect wirelessly to 200 leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using a 20-foot range of Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, call, text, and calendar alerts, music controls, and sleep features such as sleep mode and a silent alarm.It works with home theaters, stereo systems, and car stereos, and easily adapts using A/V, RCA, and 3.5mm jack input.
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