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24 oktober börjar Google officiellt sälja Google Home i Sverige, men man verkar börja rulla ut svenska som språk redan nu.Feber-läsaren Daniel uppdaterade Google Home-appen på iPhone och sedan ställde han in och pratade svenska med sin Google Home och Home Mini.För mig fungerar det dock ännu inte.En annan Feber-läsare har också fått svenska och säger att "rösten låter som en överexalterad programmledare på barnkanalen".Jag hade engelska som språk på telefonen (iPhone) och det var ju en dålig idé.Efter att ha bytt språk på telefonen och på assistenten i appen gick det utmärkt att välja svenska efter en reset av Google Home.
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If you’re a dedicated Whovian who also likes seeing more STEM role models for girls, there’s reason to rejoice.Mattel has paired up with BBC Studios to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor with a Doctor Who Barbie.The commemorative collectible arrived—or at least went up for pre-order—shortly after Jodie Whittaker’s historic debut this past Sunday as the first female Doctor of the series, which began in 1963.Like any good figurine adaptation, the resemblance is striking and features details such as her black rainbow-striped shirt, travel-worn boots, cropped trousers, iconic suspenders, and, of course, her trusty sonic screwdriver.Thankfully, the resemblance to Whittaker herself is also spot-on, from her blond bob to her daringly inquisitive expression.Doctor Who joins a rapidly growing roster of Barbies that go beyond the toy brand’s traditional roots in glossy fashion and breezy pastimes.
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It’s a question that has plagued philosophers for centuries.For every hip cat like Einstein, there are thousands of math teachers who ruin numbers for everyone.Luckily though, there are some stars out there, such as the person who worked out the maths behind the dice rolls in Nintendo‘s new Switch game, Super Mario Party.If you’re unfamiliar, Super Mario Party is a minigame-driven, uh, party title.In its main mode – which is a lot like a board game – characters roll a die and move across a map to gain stars.Users play with a range of classic Nintendo characters, each of them with their own custom die.
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Palo Alto Networks launched in 2005 in the age of firewalls.As we all know by now, the enterprise expanded beyond the cozy confines of a firewall long ago and vendors like Palo Alto have moved to securing data in the cloud now too.To that end, the company announced its intent to pay $173 million for RedLock today, an early-stage startup that helps companies make sure their cloud instances are locked down and secure.The cloud companies take responsibility for securing their own infrastructure, and for the most part the major vendors have done a decent job.What they can’t do is save their customers from themselves and that’s where a company like RedLock comes in.As we’ve seen time and again, data has been exposed in cloud storage services like Amazon S3, not through any fault of Amazon itself, but because a faulty configuration has left the data exposed to the open internet.
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Advancing your career is like anything else in life.If you don’t plan for it, it’s likely not going to happen.Amassing useful skills unique to your office is a solid approach to getting ahead, especially if you know stuff even your boss can’t handle.That’s a path that leads many back to grad school, but if you don’t look forward to hours in lecture halls or the massive tuition costs, an alternative may be in order.One such alternative is Stone River eLearning, an online academy featuring over 170 courses and more than 2,000 hours of training.It’s a treasure trove of career-shifting knowledge — and they’re giving TNW Deal fans a key for life to that archive at more than 90 percent only, just $59.
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Asia-based accelerator program Zeroth is getting a major infusion of capital after digital media company Animoca Brands agreed to invest over $3 million into its businesses.Animoca is listed on the ASX with a market cap of around $40 million.It is best known for its range of mobile games which include the Doraemon and Garfield brands but it has been pushing to broaden its focus into artificial intelligence, blockchain and more.Animoca previously invested US$1 million (A$1.39 million) in Hong Kong-based Zeroth last December, and now it is following up to take a majority stake in Zeroth’s operational business and also joining its fund as an LP.According to an announcement, Animoca is paying up to US$1.08 million (A$1.5 million) for a 67 percent share of Venture Classic Limited — Zeroth’s operational business — in addition to a $2 million commitment to Zeroth’s fund, which it will join as an LP.Zeroth founder Tak Lo played down suggestions that the deal constitutes an acquisition, telling TechCrunch that the deal represents an important addition of capital and know-how for the business.
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It’s just one short week until we bring our premier startup competition to the Middle East and North Africa for the first time, and we are stoked!TechCrunch Startup Battlefield MENA 2018 takes place October 3 in Beirut, Lebanon.We’ve chosen 15 of the region’s best early-stage startups to compete head-to-head and — in the process — launch their companies to the world.We have an exciting day lined up, and the only thing missing at this point is you.Spectator passes cost $29 (including VAT), and you can score your tickets right here.This day-long conference features the thrill-ride that is Startup Battlefield, and it also includes presentations from top tech leaders, movers and shakers to discuss the advances, challenges and opportunities in the region — more on that in a moment, so keep reading.
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Tesla shares fell by as much as 5% in after-hours trading Thursday following news that the Securities and Exchange Commission had sued Elon Musk.Bloomberg earlier reported that Musk, the electric-car maker's CEO, was facing a criminal probe over his tweet in August that he was considering taking the company private and had secured funding.The suit alleged that Musk falsely claimed he could take the company private, Bloomberg reported.It alleged that Musk made false and "reckless" statements, and sought undetermined civil panalties against Musk, the report said.In a company statement after the tweet, Musk said Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund had brought up taking Tesla private multiple times for almost two years.The fund recently bought a 5% stake in Tesla.
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NGD Studios has been making games in Argentina for 16 years.Now it wants to help a fellow Argentinian gamemaker bring their debut effort to the market.Today, NGD announced it’s publishing Saibot Studios’ Hellbound, a 1990s-style first-person shooter that’s a bit of an homage to Doom and Quake.It’s about dealing death to demons.NGD once had a division that made a slew of mobile games, and it also did 2007’s Champions of Regnum (the first MMO from a Latin America developer), Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars for Wargaming in 2016, and some of the DLC for Endless Legend.The deal is a sign of two indie studios partnering in the punishing PC gaming market, where it can be hard for new games to stand out on Steam, the platform’s No.
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Vad är det som gör att vissa organisationer lyckas hålla budget, tid och kvalitet?En viktig pusselbit som tenderar att nedprioriteras, försakas eller helt enkelt glömmas bort är Configuration Management, CM – dvs konsten att hålla koll på all viktig information om produkten man arbetar med.Organisationer som implementerar CM i sin verksamhet säkerställer att alla medarbetare arbetar med rätt information och att beslut om produktens design grundas på frysta informationsmängder (s.k.För att få fördjupad förståelse för CM så tog vi ett samtal med Tobias Ljungkvist, konsult på Syntell och moderator för nätverket CM Forum samt en av huvudlärarna på Edlegios högaktuella kurs Configuration Management.Detta stödjer andra verksamheter och processer såsom Systemledning, Systems Engineering, Projektledning, Kravhantering, Test och Verifiering, Kvalitetsledning etc.Med CM på plats så kan alltså alla göra sitt jobb effektivt detta skapar förutsättningar för kostnadsoptimerade och säkra tekniska system över livscykeln.
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There's a celestial body in space that's very much like Earth, and it's Saturn's biggest moon called Titan.It's so alike that scientists have discovered "giant dust storms" in "equatorial regions" of the moon, according to a release published on NASA's website today citing a paper published in Nature Geoscience.The discovery was made based on data obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.Researchers believe that huge amounts of dust can be raised by strong wind gusts that arise in powerful methane storms.Such methane storms, previously observed in images from the international Cassini spacecraft, can form above dune fields that cover the equatorial regions of this moon especially around the equinox, the time of the year when the Sun crosses the equator.Titan is the third solar system body where dust storms have been observed, according to the press release.
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SK Planet, one of Korea’s largest telecommunications firms, is looking to step up its blockchain game with a nationwide collaboration.The telecom giant has signed a memorandum of understanding with the ICON Foundation.The cooperation will see SK planet integrate blockchain into a number of existing products, such as OK Cashbag.The collaboration aims to make “a real-life blockchain use case.”OK Cashbag is already one of the country’s largest loyalty programs, boasting nearly 38 million subscribers – half of the population of South Korea.We will have to wait before we know what this use case will look like exactly.
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At one point or another, the bane of every startup founder’s existence is hiring.Not only do most startup teams have little to no professional hiring experience, but the process also takes a huge amount of time and effort most startups don’t have.Cutting corners and careless decisions, however, can lead to bad hires that could be dreadful for business.Two weeks ago, I went to a workshop at TQ — TNW’s tech hub — led by Google for Entrepreneurs Global Project Manager, Tawney Hughes.Aimed at founders and HR representatives, the session covered topics like how to create appealing job descriptions, interviewing and selecting candidates, onboarding, as well as discovering what makes for a high-performing team.And let me tell you, there were a lot of questions from bewildered founders.
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Shortly after Elon Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet, in which he said he was considering taking Tesla private, the Securities and Exchange Commission was reportedly investigating those claims.Now, a bigger fish has reportedly bitten down on the same hook.Tesla is currently under investigation by the Justice Department, Bloomberg reports, citing "two people familiar with the matter."A spokesperson for the US attorney's office in San Francisco did not immediately return a request for comment, but the office declined to comment to Bloomberg.In an emailed statement, Tesla admits that the Justice Department has asked them for documents and that the company is cooperating."Last month, following Elon's announcement that he was considering taking the company private, Tesla received a voluntary request for documents from the DOJ and has been cooperative in responding to it," the statement says.
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Keep your kids’ neurons firing with these science- and math-centric toys and games.Kids can program this palm-sized drone to fly in wacky patterns or do tricks—somersaults!—using basic commands in Scratch, a child-friendly coding language.If they’d rather just use a controller to capture footage with the HD camera, a DJI-powered piloting system ensures safe, stable flights.Your younglings can learn about electricity and get filthy at the same time.Fill the MudWatt with dirt from the backyard and ketchup from the fridge, then watch electrogenic microbes in action as they feast on sugars and expel electrons that light up the attached LED.MoMA Design Store Colorful Backgammon Set
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It’s a Friday show this week for the GamesBeat Decides podcast, and that means hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti are in a saucy mood.On this episode, the GamesBeat Decides crew talks about Call of Duty’s Blackout beta and Spider-Man.Mike also tells the tale of beating Dead Cells.It turns out that double-bow strategy is legit.In the news, it’s mostly a Nintendo Direct roundup.Switch is getting Luigi’s Mansion 3 and a new Animal Crossing, and that is all very exciting.
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Utvecklingen av solceller och forskningen kring dessa går framåt med stormsteg.Något som märks av i att priserna faller och effektiviteten ökar markant.Vid japanska Hokkaidouniversitetet har en grupp forskare tagit fram en ny typ av fotoelektrod som visat sig vara en riktig fullträff.Studien har publicerats i Nature Nanotechnology.Elektroden är en så kallad sandwich-konstruktion där man tryckt in en 30 nanometer tjock tunnfilmshalvledare i titanoxid mellan en guldfilm på 100 nanometer på ena sidan – och ett lager guldnanopartiklar på den andra.Resultatet är att guldfilmen då agerar som en spegel och fångar ljus i en serie reflektioner mellan de båda guldlagren.
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It was hard for me to sit still for anything, but if you gave me a box of Lego and a good set of instructions, I could sit for hours.To play the included games, you must first spend at least an hour snapping and folding together what Nintendo calls Toy-Cons: cardboard controllers.One kit comes with smaller Toy-Cons you can use on a table, like a piano and fishing rod, another lets you create steering wheels to control three types of vehicles, and the last lets you spend hours making a wearable robot backpack and suit.You slide the Switch touchscreen into its designated slot in the cardboard, then slip in the Switch’s two motion control Joy-Con controllers into, say, the handle of the fishing rod you just assembled, and off you go.I found myself in a state of pure calm freeing the cardboard cut-outs and punching out the little holes and chads as I went (I leave no hanging chads).The steering wheel looks polygonal, like it's from an old Nintendo 64 game, but it's packed with features, including a jet boost cord you can yank, a horn, a lever for reverse, and two twistable, flickable stalks for other functions, like window wipers and shifting gears.
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PC component manufacturer NZXT has spend the last couple of years expanding its lineup of products.It has also worked to establish its BLD service to simplify the process of buying a custom PC in the United States.But now that it has gained recognition in categories like motherboards, coolers, and cases, it is focusing on bringing BLD to a new territory: Canada.“Expanding into Canada is the obvious next step for BLD,” NZXT founder and chief executive Johnny Hou said.“Since we launched BLD, we have received countless questions about when BLD is going to be available internationally.That is why we are excited to bring BLD to Canada.
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The Xbox One's Forza Horizon series is all about racing, stunts and the love of cars and the fourth entry promises to be bigger and more immersive than before.This time out, the in-game Horizon Festival -- a fictitious traveling racing and music festival -- takes place in the United Kingdom.Developer Playground Games tells me that with the changing seasons, you can technically consider this game to be four times more replayable than the last one.As a player who really just enjoyed hanging out in the open worlds of the previous Horizon titles, I'm eager to see how this system will work out (my demo only lasted an hour) and am curious to see how the player base ebbs and flows around the dynamic seasons.The online connection means that the map is shared with other players — it's not a massively-multiplayer deal, but you can see a smattering of players cruising the streets of the Horizon Festival, looking for challenges.During our demo, I got a taste of the McLaren Senna hero car — which is featured on the box art — during the introduction mission.
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