Glenn Vedder

Glenn Vedder

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Home och Home Mini har funnits som gråimport länge men bara på engelska, något som förändrades i morse när hårdvaran fick stöd för svenska, äntligen!Jag har har en HomePod, en Home, en Home Mini och en Echo hemma och jag frågar dem om vädret då och då.De har typ rätt, men det är effektivare att ta upp telefonen och få svart på vitt exakt hur vädret kommer att vara under dagen.För när Google säger att "det kommer att vara mellan 7 och 14 grader i dag" betyder det att det har varit 7 grader under natten, men under kvällen går det aldrig under 12.Att Google Assistant nu kommer på svenska är viktigt, jag hatar att prata engelska hemma.klarar jag så klart av att säga men det är inte naturligt att ge kommandon på ett annat språk än svenska.
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Hurricanes are categorized using what’s known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) explains online that it “is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed.”Different types of damage may occur depending on each storm category.Read on to see what they signify.Category 1, sustained winds of 74 - 95 mphFor storms in this category, there’s going to be “some damage” from winds, the NHC advises.
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(San Antonio, October 9, 2018) - It's about the size of a dinner table; yet, one day may influence conversations held around the kitchen table.This is what excites researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio as they anticipate the arrival of a state-of-the-art microscope.This device, known to a very select few, as a two-photon holographic microscope, will be used to write commands directly into neurons, including human, and get us closer to understand disorders such as Autism, which affects so many families in the United States today.One main reason UTSA won is because the team, assembled by Santamaria, that will have access to the device is diverse, spanning a broad range of topics across multiple disciplines, with neuroscience the main focus.It is estimated that a single neuron has about 10,000 synapses to communicate with another neuron, and yet much neuroscience is still focused on stimulating larger regions of the brain, known as bulk stimulation."In our case, we will have microscopic precision to activate specific pathways in the brain.
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T-Mobile has become the first US telco to commit the 5G euphoria to its prepaid customers, alongside unlimited plans which will feature Amazon Prime and Google One.Previously known as MetroPCS, the prepaid brand has been shortened to Metro, and is the first service to commit to 5G as a prepaid offering.Starting from $30 a month and heading up to $60, the various plans are data-centric, aiming to appeal to teenagers and millennials.“5G is going to be huge.Metro by T-Mobile customers deserve access to the latest technology, and we’ll make sure they get it.”The new offers will be available to customers as soon as 5G-capable phones hit the market in mid-2019, though that hasn’t stopped the Magenta Army from preaching the benefits today.
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Some of the lessons learned from the first Echo Show are addressed in a second-generation device, which offers a bigger screen and improved user interface for streaming video and made its debut during an event last month at Amazon headquarters, where nearly half a dozen new Alexa-powered devices were rolled out.The Echo Show comes in charcoal and sandstone, costs $229, and goes on sale Oct. 11.One thing you notice immediately is that the switch from a 7-inch to 10-inch screen provides a richer experience, as does an increase in pixel density and an HD screen.The second-generation Echo Show also includes design adjustments that may seem basic at first glance but that together make for a more modern device.A thinner bezel means four of the eight microphones were moved to the face of the device.This feature will get even more interesting as Amazon becomes more contextually aware and personalized to serve up intelligent query ideas.
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Kathryn Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded a 2018 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award for her project titled "Fate, Function, and Genetic Engineering of Breast Milk Cells for Infant Therapy."NIH Director's Awards are prestigious awards given to exceptionally creative scientists proposing high-risk, high-impact research.With this award, Whitehead, who has a courtesy appointment in biomedical engineering, will genetically engineer the human cells in breast milk for infant disease therapy--something no one has ever done before."I had a lot of time while breastfeeding her to think about what I was doing, and I realized that I didn't really know very much about breast milk or why it was so good for my baby.When I turned to the scientific literature to try to find answers, I realized that very few answers were out there."Whitehead found that there are many living human cells in breast milk--on the order of a million human cells per milliliter of breast milk.
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Is Elon Musk’s erratic behaviour just the price we need to pay for brilliant entrepreneurs?Kathy Gromotka, associate at Downing Ventures, says YES.If shareholders have bought into Musk’s vision for creating value, and into his maverick persona that generates constant publicity, then his behaviour along the way while executing this vision shouldn’t matter, so long as he is not deviating from the end goal and is creating more good than harm.Twitter storms and odd interviews aren’t a problem in and of themselves.Of course, if those tweets and comments are directly responsible for sinking the value of the company, that’s a different matter.But vision is vision, and if shareholders continue to back him, it’s because they think his genius is worth the volatility he causes.
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Styline, a Graduate of the Dhaka Founder Institute, is an online modest fashion marketplace operating in Bangladesh.Styline became the first Bangladeshi startup to participate in the Malaysian government’s prestigious MaGIC accelerator program.MaGIC helps its selected startups to acquire more customers and build relationships with mentors and investors throughout southeast Asia (ASEAN region), as well providing financial and workspace support during the 4 month intensive program.Although a completely bootstrapped company, Styline today employs a team of 34 people.I felt like this is not going to work and I’m going to fail, but then something small happened and again I pulled myself up and returned to work.Since launching their online marketplace in 2015, Styline also opened four brick-and-mortar retail stores across three Bangladeshi cities in 2017, with plans to open two more physical store locations.
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Payments infrastructure company Stripe announced today a US$245 million round of new funding, valuing the company at US$20 billion.To enable native buying experiences around the world, the company is building a distributed global engineering team.Adding to existing engineering hubs in San Francisco, Seattle, and Dublin, Stripe today is also announcing a new global engineering hub in Singapore.The US-based payments firm said it expects 500 million people in Southeast Asia and India to be online over the next three years, and wants to help businesses tap the opportunity this presents.It will use the latest funding to scale engineering talent globally, enhance the capabilities of its international payments and treasury network, and build new enterprise features aimed at larger businesses.Tiger Global, DST Global, and Sequoia Capital co-led the round.
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Oculus doesn’t want to deter developers by making their games and content obsolete when the next version of Rift comes out.So today at the Oculus Connect 5 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that “Future versions of our product are going to be compatible with the old ones.All of the content that works for Rifts is going to work on the next version.”That next version of the Oculus headset will be called Quest and will come out in the Spring.It’s wireless, will ship with Touch controllers, and there will be over 50 titles available at launch.The compatibility strategy ties into Zuckerberg’s prediction that the VR industry needs about 10 million users on any given hardware platform in order to drive enough sales for content creation to be sustainable.
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hares in corporate education software firm Learning Technologies Group (LTG) closed 19 per cent up today after it reported robust half-year results.Revenues jumped 60 per cent to £33.8m, while the dividend was hiked 67 per cent to stand at 15p.The group, which creates e-learning software for the likes of Jaguar Landrover and the BBC, is expanding quickly in a growing market, and recently broke into the US market with the acquisition of Massachusetts-based PeopleFluent.Speaking to City A.M., LTG chief exec Jonathan Satchell said America offered an opportunity that was so large it was “bigger than we have capabilities or bandwidth to deliver on”.Looking to the future, he said investors could expect “more of the same” as the firm looked to continue expanding, potentially through further acquisitions in America."We’re not going to broaden ourselves, we feel good about that and we’re focused on staying close to our core purpose.
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The Amazon-owned game streaming platform Twitch confirmed on Friday that it became inaccessible from China, the latest of a string of popular services banned from the world’s largest internet market.That China has banned another internet site can hardly hit the headlines nowadays.On the contrary, often it is the clandestine or not so clandestine efforts from those blocked to re-enter China that are making the news.As a matter of fact, among the top 10 most visited websites based on the traffic data from the analytics company Alexa Internet (not the personal assistant from Amazon, but an Amazon subsidiary nonetheless), four are entirely blocked (Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter), one is partially blocked (Wikipedia), one is accessible (Yahoo), the rest are China-based.The reason that the twist on Twitch has caught media attention is that it has suddenly gained popularity in the last month, not the least because e-sports were included in the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, a regional multi-sport event with the number of competing athletes next only to the Olympics.Following the Games, Twitch’s iOS app climbed to the 3rd position in Apple’s App Store in China, before it was quietly taken down, presumably another measure to comply with local regulations.
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Google employees discussed changes to the company's web search functions in an effort to counter the Trump administration's controversial travel ban went into affect last year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.The Journal reported that the emails discussed ways to "leverage" search functionality to combat what they considered to be "islamophobic, algorithmically biased results from search terms 'Islam', 'Muslim', 'Iran', etc."and "prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results from search terms 'Mexico', 'Hispanic', 'Latino', etc."The disclosure of the emails is likely to intensify scrutiny of Google among conservatives, who have recently accused the company of political bias in the company's services.Earlier this month, Google skipped a high-profile hearing on Capitol Hill, at which Congress grilled Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over election integrity, security and the perceived leanings of the company's algorithms."Google has never manipulated its search results or modified any of its products to promote a particular political ideology -- not in the current campaign season, not during the 2016 election, and not in the aftermath of President Trump's executive order on immigration.
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The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot down a smaller drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile in a test last November.The details, provided by Col. Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Wing, came in an interview with Military.com at the Air Force Association's Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in Washington, DC, yesterday.The Air Force's Air Combat Command has been exploring ways to arm the MQ-9 with air-to-air weapons since 2003.That was when the Air Force was preparing to issue a contract to General Atomics for the uncrewed aircraft, which was known at the time as the Predator-B.Its Lynx multimode radar is a synthetic aperture radar intended for tracking surface targets on land and sea and for providing ground imaging—but not for searching for other aircraft.However, the Reaper's Multispectral Targeting System (MTS) has proven to be usable for tracking some types of flying targets.
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Madison Logic is an account-based marketing (ABM) platform that helps B2B marketers convert their best accounts faster by finding and engaging with the most influential individuals throughout the buyer journey—but we’ll get into what that looks like here in a bit.Last month, Madison Logic was named by Inc. magazine to its annual Inc. 5000 list (of fast-growing private companies) for the sixth straight year.They’re among the fewer than 6% of companies that have achieved this honor in the nearly four-decade history of the list.In this series, we try to humanize a bit of the dizzying 7000 vendor-landscape.We pick one extra cool martech company and help you get to know them a bit better.But the truth is 67% of the B2B buyer journey happens before anyone reaches out to a salesperson.
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If you could build the ideal multi-industry global conglomerate from scratch, scaling it to over 700 product families, would you let each one of those 700 product managers target the same customer separately?Three years ago, the Cisco marketing team woke up to this real-life situation.Bob Meindl, Cisco marketing director, and Jenny Hooks, Cisco marketing manager, describe the revelation in their joint 2018 Intelligent Content Conference, Beauty and the Beast: Creating the Balance Between Content Innovation and Martech Capabilities.Restructure around customers, not productsAll product managers consider their widget customer-centric because it solves a client’s problem.But what often emerges from that mindset is the impulse to develop content about how the product helps the customer – and then figure out who to target it to.
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Ticketmaster is reportedly recruiting professional scalpers in order to get more money from customers and expand its resale business, according to undercover investigations by CBC News and The Toronto Star published Thursday.In July, reporters from the publications went undercover at an industry convention called Ticket Summit in Las Vegas.Ticketmaster representatives told the journalists that its resale division doesn't report scalpers who use bots and fake identities to buy several tickets and resell them at a higher price on the site."I have brokers that have literally a couple of hundred accounts," a Ticketmaster sales representative told the reporters, according to CBC.Ticketmaster and its owner Live Nation didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.Within the last year, Ticketmaster created a ticket sales tool called TradeDesk, which reportedly lets scalpers upload the tickets they buy from the company's site and quickly put them up for resale.
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At Google Developer Days China today, Google launched the final developer preview of Flutter, the company’s open source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS.Flutter Release Preview 2 is the last major milestone before the stable Flutter 1.0 release, which is slated to arrive later this year.If you already have Flutter installed, just type the command flutter upgrade to get the latest build.If you don’t, follow the getting started guide for Windows, macOS, or Linux.Flutter was first announced as an early alpha at Google’s I/O developers conference in May 2017.Meant to compete with frameworks like Facebook’s React Native, the library is designed to combine the performance and platform integrations of native mobile with the rapid development and multi-platform reach of portable UI toolkits.
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The search for materials for use in photoelectric conversion elements has to be carried out in parallel with developing the optimal film formation process for each material, and this can take a few years for just one material.Until now there has been a trade-off, balancing electronic properties and material morphology.Researchers at Osaka University have developed a two-step process that can produce materials with good morphological properties in addition to excellent photoresistor performance.Bismuth sulfide, Bi2S3, belongs to a class of materials known as metal chalcogenides, which show significant promise owing to their optical and electronic properties.However, the performance of Bi2S3-based photoresponsive devices is dependent on the method used to process the film, and many of the reported approaches are hampered by low film crystallinity.Even when high crystallinity is achieved, the nature of the grains can have a negative effect on performance, therefore films with low surface roughness and large grain size are desirable.
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Ferrari recently held a meeting, discussing the company's plans for the future.This included yet another confirmation that the automaker will build an SUV, and this time, there's some actual information to digest.Ferrari's new SUV will be called Purosangue, said Ferrari CEO Louis Carey Camilleri at the meeting, as reported by Motor1.Purosangue translates to thoroughbred in Italian, which is a pretty straightforward way for Ferrari to say that its first SUV won't make sacrifices to the driving dynamics that define Ferrari's vehicles.Aside from the name, Camilleri also gave out some high-level information about what lies underneath the Purosangue's sheet metal.Buyers will have a choice of either a proper internal-combustion engine or a gas-electric hybrid.
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