Harvey Broughton

Harvey Broughton

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Uber just launched an initiative to show its drivers some TLC.As part of its "180 Days of Change" program, Uber will now charge you $15 if a driver has to make an extra trip to return a lost item to you, the ride-hailer announced this week.The fee was imposed in Boston and Chicago Tuesday, and is set to be introduced across the US and Canada from August and September respectively, with no word yet on whether the new system will be implemented in other countries where the lost-item service is currently free."On average, a driver returns 11 lost items a year.That's a lot of time spent on the road and not earning," Uber said."You'll now receive $15 from your rider for every item you return, and riders will have the option of thanking you with a tip."
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Microsoft Paint is soon to head to the great bitmap in the sky, so we asked our readers to share their own images created using the venerable graphics editing program.Some contributions were deeply odd and must never be seen by human eyes.Of the others, we have carefully rounded up our favourites and present them to you below.“Way back during the Windows 95 era I was trying to explain to a feline-obsessed work colleague how my cat had a special trick which involved lying on his back and pushing himself along with his feet in order to reach a treat,” says Marcus, who in “true MS Paint tradition” has sent his image as a bitmap.“I guess at the time I decided that the best way to explain this was to fire up [my computer] to try to describe the scene, badly, with a mouse.The end result is a picture that I always thought represented the best and worst of Paint.
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HBO premiered the first season two trailer of Westworld to a packed house at San Diego Comic-Con.And who could have guessed?The park — you know, the one where the robots who were being horrifically abused by regular humans but then gained sentience and discovered how awful they’ve been treated — is in a lot of trouble.There are bodies everywhere, but the most telling moments are definitely Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) shooting guests from a horse, William (Ed Harris) putting a black hat back on, and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) in a car with human(?)We also only got one phrase out of showrunner Jonathan Nolan when he was asked during the panel about the possibility of seeing Samurai World in season two: “It doesn’t look like anything to me.”
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During Warner Brother’s presentation of its upcoming DC superhero movies, Ben Affleck addressed the new rumours that he’ll soon by leaving the DC Expanded Universe.To say that his answer was vague is being generous.Batman, Affleck said, is the coolest character in any of the comic book movie universes and he’s been nothing but thrilled to be latest iteration of the charter.That sounds positive, but the more Affleck said, the less he actually got around to answering whether or not his Batman was slated to dip out of DC’s movies in the near future.I am the luckiest guy in the world.Batman is the coolest part in any universe, Marvel DC, anything–I’m so thrilled to do it.
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With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone approaching, there was never any doubt the lead-up to the launch of the iPhone 8 was going to be a circus.Somehow, the past few months have been even more dramatic than we expected, with leaks flooding on to the internet at a breakneck pace and rumors about a delay and a massive price bump swirling.But the most worrisome developments so far have been the purported photos and renders of the phone itself, which features a few an odd design quirks.The jagged bezel that juts into the top of the display caught our eye right away when it started to appear in leaks, but as bad as it looks, a new leak suggests it might be the least of our concerns.On Wednesday, Slashleaks shared the following images from Chinese social media site Baidu:What you’re looking at is allegedly the rear shell of the iPhone 8.
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Microsoft OneDrive can now help you recover that important file version no matter what kind of file it is.Google has Drive, there is Box that is particularly aimed at businesses, and then Dropbox offers a range of capabilities for both consumers and commercial customers alike.And then there is Microsoft OneDrive, which is most closely tied to Windows 10 and the company’s Office productivity suite.Each of these services offers a mix of features and functions that are aimed at getting users to commit their most important information and competition remains fierce.Microsoft is not standing still with OneDrive, and on Wednesday it expanded its popular Version History capability that helps users recover from unwanted document changes.OneDrive Version History lets users see previous versions of documents going back a full 30 days.
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We’ve got a few more days until Splatoon 2 releases, but early reviews of Nintendo‘s latest first-party game have started going live today.Splatoon 2, for those who need an introduction, is the follow-up to the Wii U title that started the series.Given the Wii U’s rather poor sales performance, not many people got to play the original Splatoon, but in looking at some of these reviews, it’s clear that Switch owners will want to pick this up.At the moment, Splatoon 2 is sitting at a very healthy 84 out of 100 score on Metacritic.We’ll likely see the score fluctuate a bit over the next few days as more reviews go live, but it’s worth noting that 46 reviews are already counted in Metacritic’s aggregated score.To land an 84 with that many reviews considered is certainly no small task.
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Netflix's subscriber numbers grew by 5.2 million in the three months ended June 30, almost 63pc ahead of its expectations, causing shares to jump nearly 11pc in after-hours trading and hit an all-time high.The streaming service had expected to add 3.2 million subscribers in the period, but said it had "underestimated the popularity of [its] strong slate of content" and now had around 104m subscribers worldwide.Of those new subscribers 1.1 million were in the US and the remaining 4.1m were international subscribers.More than half of its total membership base is now international, and Netflix expects its first ever annual contribution profit from the international segment this year, it said.The second quarter update comes a week after 27 of Netflix's original programs received nominations in the Television Academy awards, with 91 Emmy nominations.Netflix said this was nearly double last year's tally.
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hallituksen sote-esitykseen sisältyy ongelmia myös kilpailuoikeudellisesta näkökulmasta katsottuna.Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön asettamaan sote-uudistuksen valmistelun ja toimeenpanon tuen asiantuntijaryhmään kuuluva Lehtonen huomauttaa Uuden Suomen Puheenvuoron blogissaan, että hallituksen ehdotus on melko tarkka kopio kuntalain yhtiöittämisvelvoitetta koskevasta säännöksestä, jonka taustalla on Euroopan komission valtiontukikanteluun antama ns.Siinä kunnallisen liikelaitoksen katsottiin vääristävän kilpailua sen saadessa veroetuja ja tuottaessa palveluja muille kuin omistajalleen.Yhtiöittämisvelvoitteeseen vaikuttavat kilpailuoikeudellisten säännösten ohella vahvasti sekä julkisen vallan tehtäviä koskevat että alueellista itsehallintoa koskevat perustuslainsäännökset.Tätä vaihtoehtoa ei yhtiöittämisinnon keskellä mikään taho valtioneuvostosta ole kuitenkaan halunnut tuoda esiin", hän jatkaa."Näiden yhtiöiden osalta ei esiin ole myöskään nostettu ehdotetusta toimintamallista aiheutuvia todellisia kilpailuoikeudellisia ongelmia", hän sanoo.
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Controlling the mosquito population of the world is becoming an increasingly salient issue as diseases like Zika continue to spread.It may sound counterintuitive, but Alphabet’s life sciences unit Verily is releasing about 20 million mosquitos in Fresno, California in order to fight Zika, the mosquito-borne illness.It’s part of Verily’s Debug Project, an initiative announced last October with the mission of reducing “the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world.” And now, Verily is launching Debug Fresno, the company’s first field study in the U.S. that will test a mosquito control method that involves sterile insect technique.The test is said to be the largest release of sterile male mosquitos in the U.S. thus far.Verily will determine the success of its test by comparing the adult population density and egg hatching of this particular kind of mosquito in the targeted neighborhoods to two control neighborhoods.But what if you want those features without paying the $399 premium that the GoPro commands?
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Remember the new Huami Amazfit Bip Lite sports smartwatch we informed about few days ago ?Seems like the deficiency of just pure chinese version got fixed pretty fast, because you can already find a presale offer on Geekbuying for the English version of this product.And we even have a special discount coupon for you.Huami Amazfit Bip Lite is still the same new non-round screen sports smartching with a super long standby time around 45 days, IP68 certification for rugged waterproof qualities and Sony 28nm GPS + Glonass module.It has 1.28-inch touch screen with 176×176 pixel resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and using reflective display technology.Also it employs a real-time heart rate monitor for proper logging of your sport activities.
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Still, the situation warrants some kind of scientific explanation, since it’s not every day that the mucus of a living fossil destroys a Prius.The flatbed had ostensibly spilled slimy hagfish over the road, severely damaging one unlucky Prius.Despite their nicknames—“slime eel” and “snot snake”—these creatures are neither eels nor snakes.“[Hagfish] are primitive jawless fishes with an eel-like body,” deep sea ecologist Andrew David Thaler told Gizmodo.“You can immediately tell you’re dealing with a hagfish if, rather than a jaw, it has a horrifying tooth-lined rasping opening where its mouth would be that looks like something out of HR Geiger’s sketchbook.Also, if there’s slime, it’s a hagfish.”
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ZTE has introduced the ZTE Blade Spark, a budget-tier smartphone that offers a fingerprint sensor for added security.The handset is set to launch at AT for $99.99 USD, putting it next to the Moto E4 in terms of price and fingerprint sensor inclusion.There are some other things to like about this handset, too, including a large display and Dolby Audio.The ZTE Blade Spark has a design that is arguably beyond what you’d typically expect in a sub-$100 phone, with the back panel being the most notable part.This model sports a 5.5-inch 720p display alongside a rear 13MP camera with a flash and auto-focus.The front-facing camera is more modest at 5-megapixel; under the hood, meanwhile, lies an MSM8917 quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
Finland
the Blazing heat and it side of the phenomenon is hampered by tourism in the South of Europe, is the busiest tourist season of advent.in Greece, part of the tourist attractions have had to close, in Italy tourists have been evacuated this week wildfires the road and in Spain, the heat have claimed one fatality.the Temperature has soared this week in places of more than 40 degrees.in Greece, the archaeological sites are closed this week day the hottest time.the Closed items among has been the country's capital athens located in Acropolis.in Italy the heat is igniting wildfires.
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Företag och organisationer försöker allt som oftast påverka politiker och allmänheten på så sätt att de gynnar deras verksamheter.Och Google är inget undantag visar en rapport från amerikanska organisationen Campaign for Accountability.Under de senaste åren ska internetjätten lagt miljoner på forskning i försök att påverka så väl den allmänna opinionen som lagstiftare, skriver The Guardian.Lagstiftare borde åtminstone vara medvetna om att påstådd fristående forskning de tar del av kan komma från Google”, skriver organisationen i sin rapport.Totalt ska det handla om 329 forskningsrapporter publicerade mellan 2005 och 2017.De kommer från forskare från ledande universitet som Oxford, Edinburgh, Stanford, Hardvard och Berlin School of Economics.
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a speaker from the showy cylinder is making history.It may solve almost two years ago, a murder case.speech-controlled artificial intelligence assistant are hitting through artificial intelligence assistants to develop voice labs according to consumers will be delivered this year, up 24.5 million voice controlled smart devices.This case we have only to subscribers
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Say the workplace that are not running Microsoft Office on the employee's computer.There is a whole plethora of options.The closer to the heart of the matter will show, however, that it basically deals with two types.the Office 2016, which is an independent group with roots far back in time.Office 2016 by the manufacturer dubbats to the ”one-time”.Regardless of buying a copy in store or hundreds via licenses, the buyer pays a time.
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I never imagined that a Craig David comeback gig would send me into an existential crisis, but it’s funny what 30-degree heat and a few cocktails can do to your critical thinking.The early-noughties UK garage maestro was playing at super-posh, all-you-can-eat-lobsterfest and Sloan-ranger-love-in House Festival (which, despite my reservations – and in no small part thanks to a bottomless bucket of vodka-based booze – was actually excellent, in a ‘last days of Rome’ sort of way).David, it turns out, rising like a MacBook-wielding phoenix from the ashes of the Saturday-morning Popworld scene, was the perfect conduit for my growing dread of the future, given he’s built his public resurrection around remixing the tunes of today’s R’n’B elite with his TS5 show.I’m of an age (30) that exists in something of a social media netherworld – old enough to be bored of my long-standing Facebook page, put off by Twitter’s bile and narcissism, and about a decade too aged to use Snapchat without looking like a try-hard, ‘how do you do, fellow kids?’ arse.Unless you’re in secondary school, or trying to convince your LinkedIn contacts you’re a ‘Social Media Expert/Guru/Wizard/Ninja’ to supplement your copywriting career, it’s of my opinion that you should steer well clear of Snapchat.Imagine my inebriated surprise then as, during the heady heights of David’s ‘7 Days’, two overage Snapchat users in the crowd in front of me used the app to perfectly (and, given the surroundings, inevitably inappropriately) map a native American headdress atop Craig’s beautifully-groomed barnet.
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Food delivery is far from perfect.From big players like Grubhub to newer companies like Caviar, the combination of perfectly cooked food and delivery logistics is one that is pretty damn easy to mess up.And not without a few bumps in the road.Chang and the team worked to create food that was perfectly suited for delivery, from the actual pH balance of the food to the packaging itself.But the company was also focused on delivering restaurant quality food, with items like Bibimbap, Cheesesteaks and Fried Chicken on the menu.As part of the scaling process, Ando limited its delivery to lunch only, and started with a small area in Midtown East, where many professionals hungrily search for good food at high noon.
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If you or someone you care about lives in a rural community with poor internet access, Microsoft is hoping to change that over the next five years.Microsoft is continuing its plans to bridge the digital gap between rural and urban areas by driving a national initiative to bring high-speed internet to those in areas where current connection options are poor and few in number.To aid that effort, it is investing in technology that will leverage so-called white spaces in the spectrum, to provide solid wireless connections to rural communities.White spaces are the unused frequencies allocated to various broadcasting networks that sit idle and arguably wasted.Microsoft wants to make use of those in its latest efforts, though this is not the first time it tried something like this.Earlier in 2017, it prototyped such a system with its “Homework Network” in rural Virginia, which brought high-speed internet to those who live near schools.
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