Glenn Vedder

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The Walt Disney Company is using AI to determine how much audiences enjoy every single moment of their films.At IEEE’s Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition last weekend, Disney Research and Caltech explained their technique for tracking the facial expressions of people watching movies.The research team calls their new algorithm “factorised variational autoencoders” (FVAEs).They claim the technology is so effective at recognising complex expressions that, after analysing a single audience member’s face for about ten minutes, it can even predict that face’s future expressions throughout the remainder of a film.In order to build a dataset of millions of facial landmarks to feed into a neural network, researchers used infrared cameras to film the audiences of 150 showings of nine movies, including recent Disney films Star Wars: The Force Awaken, Zootopia, Inside Out, and Big Hero 6.The resulting AI system was then tested on other audiences.
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ceo Rajeev Suri estimates "in 2017 the market conditions to be somewhat anticipated challenging the primary target market for our communications among providers"."the current estimate we according to the market's contraction is in the 3-5% range, while the earlier vision reduction was a few percent.in Addition, we continue to assess network business net sales of the corresponding market development," he said in the announcement."I Believe that nokia's disciplined approach to escort us despite these challenges, in a good position to succeed in all sorts of conditions and produces to continue to the shareholders of the stable value.we See also in the united states, China and Japan signs 5G accelerated development as well as significant deployments starting in 2019."
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Another day and so it’s time for another WhatsApp scam and this latest one is proving to be a bit of a nuisance.Action Fraud has alerted its users to an email claiming to be from WhatsApp that asks you to update your payment information before your annual WhatsApp subscription runs out.While WhatsApp doesn’t charge a subscription, hackers and criminals have still been able to make a killing by spreading the myth that WhatsApp is only free for the first year.After which the company asks you to pay a small subscription each year.This latest scam is particularly nasty, not only because on the surface it looks relatively legit but also because of he potential damage it could do.The email asks you to subscribe to WhatsApp by paying a yearly fee.
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Google has in recent years gradually phased out support for the outdated Flash, in Chrome.Now, Adobe has announced that their support for the Flash ceases in late 2020.the Support for Flash in Chrome will disappear at the same time.Sökjätten writing, just as in the past, HTML is a safer, faster and more energy-efficient option that functions both on mobiles and computers.three years ago, 80 percent of the Chrome users to a page with Flash every day.Now it is only 17% of users who regularly encounter pages with Flash.
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Google will make it easier to find safety information during a crisis with a new SOS alert tool in its Maps apps and Search browser.Users searching for information about a disaster on Google who are in close proximity to it will receive extra details, such as numbers for helplines and emergency services, the latest news updates, and a link to maps with travel and traffic updates.The SOS alerts feature has been created in partnership with disaster organisations from 12 countries, but it will be available across the world, including the UK, a spokesperson for Google told the Telegraph.Facebook Safety Check | How is it activated?When an incident such as an earthquake, hurricane, mass shooting or building collapse occurs where people might be in danger, the global crisis reporting agency NC4 alerts Facebook.Google staff will draw on information from trusted government and news sources, as well as aggregate information from Google News and the traffic app Waze.
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Astronauts are golden retrievers of human beings.The rest of us have to live vicariously through their resplendent existences while we sit back and watch hours of cats reacting to fidget spinners.Now, Reebok has decided to make our astronaut envy even worse—it’s finally revealed the space boots for Boeing Starliner astronauts and goddamn are they fly.The kicks are aptly named Floatride Space Boot SB-01, as their lightweight design is a much-needed upgrade from their clunky forebears.These boots look like the lovechild of the Converse XX Hi Sneaker and Ripley’s legendary alien stompers.According to Digital Trends, astronauts are already testing out the boots in anticipation of their future voyages aboard Boeing’s Starliner, which will start ferrying them up to the International Space Station (ISS) next year.
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Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that they are running a small experiment where they auto-play videos in the search results page.Jennifer Slegg spotted the test this morning after conducting some test searches using Internet Explorer.The video in the knowledge panel will auto-play if you are in this experiment.A Google spokesperson confirmed this limited test, telling us “we are constantly experimenting with ways to improve the search experience for our users, but have no plans to announce at this time.”Jennifer Slegg, who was able to replicate this test, wrote “when you do a search for some movies (and possibly television shows), Google will begin autoplaying a video in the right hand sidebar, appearing within the knowledge panel.”In the screen shot below, the play button seen in the right section of the video thumbnail would not be there, and the video and audio would instead play automatically.
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It just wouldn’t be the San Diego Comic-Con without Marvel there to make a bunch of announcements about its ongoing movie and TV series.This year, that means trailers and news about the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe and the various franchises tying-in with the Avengers, as well as the various superhero TV series Marvel has going.We’ve already covered the new Defenders trailer, but here we’ll run down everything else Marvel revealed.The film has unique look unlike anything else we’ve seen from the MCU, and seems to have a focus on humor with its cast of oddball characters.Loki is present, of course, as is main villain Hela (played by Cate Blanchett).No trailer this time, unfortunately, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige made the announcement that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast for the upcoming Ant-Man sequel.
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On Friday, representatives of the notorious hacking entity known as Fancy Bear failed to appear in a federal court in Virginia to defend themselves against a civil lawsuit brought by Microsoft.As the Daily Beast first reported on Friday, Microsoft has been waging a quiet battle in court against the threat group, which is believed to be affiliated with the GRU, Russia's foreign intelligence agency.For now, the company has managed to seize control of 70 domain names, but it's going after many more.The idea of the lawsuit, which was filed in August 2016, is to use various federal laws—including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and American trademark law—as a way to seize command-and-control domain names used by the group, which goes by various monikers, including APT28 and Strontium.Many of the domain names used by Fancy Bear contain Microsoft trademarks, like microsoftinfo365.com and hundreds of others.In June 2017, Microsoft asked the judge to issue a default judgement in its favor, since the individuals behind Fancy Bear have not made themselves known.
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The Hulu app on your Amazon Fire TV device is about to get an upgrade.The streaming service is rolling out its redesigned app as well as its Live TV service to Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Sticks Friday, Hulu said in a blog post.Hulu updated its app in May and launched on Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Xbox One."Focusing on a handful of devices allowed us to learn a lot from our viewers on those devices and make many improvements over the past few weeks," Hulu's head of product, Richard Irving, said in the post.Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.In addition to its well-known on-demand service, starting at $8 per month, Hulu's new Live TV service will also be available on Fire TV.
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It was just before noon on a Thursday, and as part of the Comic-Con International panel for 20th Century Fox, the entire cast of the upcoming movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle had poured themselves a shot of whiskey (part of the sequel takes place at a distillery).Instead of a shot glass, though, Berry had gotten a pint glass, which her co-star Channing Tatum filled just over halfway—and which Berry then downed in one mighty go, to thunderous applause.That bears repeating: The most interesting thing to come out of the Hall H presentation for the studio that makes the Deadpool and X-Men films was Halle Berry knocking back a drink.No one seemed particularly angry, just disappointed.As a cursory survey of Comic-Con cosplay demonstrates, Fox's Marvel Comics properties are beloved in the fan community; not showing up at the year's biggest pop culture event felt like a major oversight.Two years ago the studio stole Marvel Studios’ thunder by coordinating a massive on-stage X-Men reunion that included Mystique/Jennifer Lawrence, Deadpool/Ryan Reynolds, Wolverine/Hugh Jackman, Tatum (who theoretically will play Gambit one day), and Stan Lee.
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Microsoft har precis släppt rapporten för kvartalet som avslutades 30 juni.Både den och helårsrapporten som släpptes samtidigt är munter läsning för Microsofts fans.Omsättningen för det senaste kvartalet ökade med 13,1 procent jämfört med samma kvartal förra året, till 23,3 miljarder dollar, drygt 192,2 miljarder kronor.Läs också: Office 2016 vs Office 365 – vad är det egentligen för skillnad?Och vinsten ökade ännu mer, med 108,6 procent, till 6,5 miljarder dollar, drygt 53,7 miljarder kronor.Vinstmarginalen är hela 27,9 procent.
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data security company SSH:no result remained negative in April-June.SSH made in the second quarter to 0.6 million euro operating loss.a Year ago in April-June, the company made an operating loss of eur 1.6 million.SSH:no earnings per share was 0,03 euros of losses.in the comparative period the loss amounted to eur 0.06 per share.the Company's revenue shrank in the second quarter to 3.7 million in the comparative period to eur 4.7 million.
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ZTE Corp, mainland China’s largest-listed telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has reported a 29.8 per cent year-on-year increase in net profit for the six months ended June 30, driven by steady 4G infrastructure demand and renewed growth in its smartphone business.Shenzhen-based ZTE saw its interim net profit reach 2.3 billion yuan (HK$2.7 billion/ US$340 million), up from 1.8 billion yuan in the same period last year, as “domestic carriers continued to invest in transmission and access systems for 4G projects”, said company chairman Yin Yimin in a preliminary financial results announcement on Wednesday.Revenue advanced 13.1 per cent to 54 billion yuan from 47.7 billion yuan a year ago.Shares in ZTE rose 3.5 per cent to reach HK$18.90 at the close of trading in Hong Kong.The company, the world’s fifth-largest telecommunications equipment supplier by revenue, has seen its share price climb since emerging from US sanctions on March 8 this year.Its shares hit a two-year high of HK$19.20 on June 23.
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The trade-in smartphone has to power on and hold a charge, should have a working display without any cracks, and should not be bricked or blacklisted.It’s valid for a limited time, although Samsung did not specify when exactly it will end.At just 6.8 mm thick, the Galaxy S6 is extremely sleek, but this thinness does result in the camera module protruding quite a bit, and while we have seen this with other smartphones, in this case, this proved to be a real world issue.Text is incredibly sharp, videos are a blast to watch even when the full 2K resolution isn’t really being taken advantage of, and playing games is a very enjoyable experience.Viewing the phone in broad daylight is not difficult at all, though some issues with glare are to be expected.Swiping down the notification dropdown requires just the right kind of flick, and even a small touch from the skin on the sides of the device when playing games can mean the difference between virtual life and death.
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Visa ja PayPal tekevät yhteistyötä Yhdysvalloissa, Aasiassa ja Tyynenmeren alueella, ja nyt yhtiöt tiedottavat laajentavansa yhteistyönsä myös Eurooppaan.PayPal liittyy myös pankkitoimilupansa nojalla Visan rahalaitosverkostoon, jolloin PayPalille tulee mahdollisuus tarjota Visa-kortteja Euroopassa.Kuluttajille ja yrityksille tulee mahdollisuus käyttää PayPal-tilinsä varoja kaikissa niissä paikoissa ympäri maailman, joissa voi maksaa myös Visa-kortilla.”Visalla ja PayPalillä on yhteinen tavoite tarjota kuluttajille turvallinen ja helppo tapa maksaa haluamallaan laitteella.Yhteistyömme laajentaminen Eurooppaan tuo enemmän valinnanvapautta kuluttajille ja hyödyttää myös kauppiaita”, kertoo Visan Euroopan toimitusjohtaja Bill Sheedy tiedotteessa.
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To help you sift through the stacks of external storage options, we’ve combed through our reviews of both external hard disks and SSDs to pick the top drives we’ve tested.Here are our top picks:Our pick for best portable external backup drive for 2017 is Western Digital’s My Passport 4TB drive.It’s not flashy or super-fast, but for most people who only whip it out once a month to run backups and then shove it back into a drawer, those things don’t matter as much as the capacity, price, and reasonable performance.In our tests of the 4TB version, we found the Seagate to be slightly faster with large file transfers (think movies) but worse with small file transfers (think Office documents).It’s still a worthy runner-up, though.
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Finanssiala näyttää teknoalalle mallia kilpailussa parhaista it-osaajista.Wall Streetillä avainsanoja ovat sitoutuminen, tarkoitus ja innovatiivisuus, myös teknoväen keskuudessa.Muutkin kuin Piilaakson yritykset tarvitsevat tasokkaita teknoalan osaajia, jopa enemmän kuin it-startupit.Tällaisia esimerkkejä ovat rahoitusalan ja pankkien ohella suuret teollisuusyritykset.Barclaycardin tietohallintopäällikkö (CIO) Shelton Shugar huomauttaa, että kilpailu osaajista koventuu koko ajan.Hänen mielestään lahjakkuuksien löytäminen, heidän houkuttelemisensa yritykseen ja lopulta pitäminen tyytyväisinä on rahoitusalan CIO:jen yksi polttavimmista ongelmista.
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When it comes to camping, there are plenty of essential items you won’t want to forget (like food), but once you’ve got the basics covered, it’s time to think about how you’re going to document the trip.Whether you’re heading out on a month-long backpacking excursion or simply taking the family to local campground for the weekend, you likely don’t want to be bogged down with too much photo gear.You could always stick with your smartphone, but if you want to up your photography game and move to a real camera, we’d recommend looking at a compact mirrorless model (perhaps one of our personal favorites?).Once you’ve got the camera figured out, take a look below for some ideas on how to spice up your camping trip with a few accessories.Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best, and the age-old tripod continues to be one of the easiest camera accessories you can use to improve your photography.However, hidden within its minuscule frame are a wealth of features not normally found on such a small tripod.
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Much hoopla greeted Volvo’s pledge to stop making vehicles powered only by petrol or diesel.Across the internet, its “historic” claim was dutifully repeated.Some were even asking whether it might save the planet.Few paused to consider if it was all just PR.The promise is that, within two years, any new Volvo will be at least partly electric powered.From 2019, all its range will have an electric motor of some form, either mild hybrids, which engage battery propulsion in limited circumstances like pulling away, or
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