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Ground meats such as beef and lamb are the stars of many culinary delights such as tacos, meat sauces, and larb, but there is nothing worse than grey, steamed bits of sadness that never had a chance to brown.Luckily, there s an easy way to prevent this: leave the meat alone.Obtaining perfectly browned and crispy ground meat is easy, you just need some patience.Click the link below to read all of Bon Appetit s delicious tips and related recipes , but what you re going to want to do is add your ground meat to a hot, lightly-oiled cast iron pan and smash it down with a spatula into a big ol meat pancake.Next, you re going leave it the eff alone.Pour yourself a glass of wine, or maybe take a bong hit; just do something to busy yourself so the meat has time to cook.
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Nokia has for the first time in several years, launched a new mobile phone that carries the name of the company.The new model is named Nokia 6, and was launched earlier this week in China, where over 250,000 pre-orders for the new phone, was added during the first day after the launch.Nokia's new phone is an Android smartphone and is a result of a licensavtalssamarbete between the Nokia and the Finnish company HMD Global, which owns the rights to the brand.the Nokia 6 were from the beginning only meant for the chinese market, but now there may be a possibility that it will be launched internationally.the Selling price is in China around 245 dollars, equivalent to about 2,200 crowns.to pre-order the phone required a payment of nine dollars, which is then deducted from the total price.
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Representatives of Disney are apparently already having discussions with the estate and family of Carrie Fisher, suggesting the star's future in the Star Wars franchise might be continued as a CG zombie, seeing as she's apparently crucial to the series' future.This comes from a Newsnight feature, in which presenter Kirsty Wark said: "Carrie Fisher died less than a fortnight ago, but in the minds of Disney movie moguls and Star Wars fans, she s very much alive.And with what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise."Now that could of course mean lots of things.It could mean a full CG Leia they can roll out and digitally paste into any necessary scenes for all time, or it could be something contractual to do with film posters, toys, lunchboxes and the rest.After all, if a family member died and you suddenly start seeing their face pop up on merchandise all over the place nine months later, it would probably be nice to have been asked or at least forewarned.
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We all know Google Maps is a great tool for getting directions to just about anywhere, but with a new update rolling out to Android and iOS users, you ll also be able to use it to tell someone else where you need to go.Thanks to a tighter integration with Uber, you re now able to book, pay, and track your Uber rides without having to leave Google Maps.The process is similar to the one that was launched last March.When you type in a destination, tap the taxi-hailing icon to get a list of times and prices from both Uber and Lyft.The difference is that now when you select one of the Uber options you ll no longer be whisked away to the Uber app.Instead you ll see a new Request button, which directs you to log into your account and complete the payment process right in Google Maps.
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Outfit7, the maker of the enormously popular Talking Tom and Friends mobile app, is launching My Talking Hank in an attempt to keep the momentum going.Talking Tom debuted in 2010, becoming a hit as kids and adults alike learned how to prompt the funny character to say amusing things about their friends or make farting noises.Since then, its suite of apps has been downloaded more than 5.6 billion times.The franchise has also amassed over 10.3 billion video views of its various branded content online.The app is the first based on the goofy and adventurous character, Talking Hank.Fans can join Hank, a photographer, on the island of Hawaii, where they can take care of Hank and collect animal photos throughout the different zones around the island.This game represents Outfit7 s take on a Tamagotchi-style mechanic of raising little animals.Our fans have made it abundantly clear that they love and adore Talking Hank, so we wanted to give them the opportunity to connect with the character in the same ways they have been able to connect with Talking Tom and Talking Angela, said Samo Login, the founder and CEO of Outfit7, in a statement.
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Former CFO of King Digital and Clearwire Brings Management, Operating Experience to Venture and Startup World SEATTLE– BUSINESS WIRE –January 12, 2017– Madrona Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital firm, announced today that Hope Cochran has joined the firm as Venture Partner.Cochran brings a deep wealth of knowledge based on her experience as an entrepreneur, board member and CFO of public and private companies.As Venture Partner, Cochran will help identify new investments, provide strategic and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies, and foster corporate and strategic business development relationships with larger companies and investors.View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170112005265/en/ I m excited to jump back into the startup world and work directly with exec teams at some of the most innovative companies in the technology industry, said Cochran.Madrona is a leader in the community and I m looking forward to being part of the team that helps their portfolio companies realize their full potential.Cochran was most recently the CFO of King Digital, the creator of Candy Crush and other successful mobile games, where she helped the company manage explosive employee and revenue growth, guided the company s IPO and successfully completed a $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision in early 2016.
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The McDonald s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain s other locations across the country.It s impossible to say exactly how many jobs have been lost by the deployment of the automated kiosks – McDonald s has been predictably reluctant to release numbers – but such innovations will be an increasingly familiar sight in Trump s America.In 2015, San Francisco-based startup Simbe Robotics unveiled Tally, a robot the company describes as the world s first fully autonomous shelf auditing and analytics solution that roams supermarket aisles alongside human shoppers during regular business hours and ensures that goods are adequately stocked, placed and priced.The RIA further estimates that more than 265,000 robots are currently deployed at factories across the country, placing the US third worldwide in terms of robotics deployments behind only China and Japan.As research director for global marketing intelligence firm IDC, Zhang studies how commercial robotics is likely to shape tomorrow s workforce.Private schools such as Carnegie Mellon University, for example, may be able to offer state-of-the-art robotics laboratories to students, but the same cannot be said for community colleges and vocational schools that offer the kind of training programs that workers displaced by robots would be forced to rely upon.
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At the end of november, the Swedish parliament, the decision that the data center receives the same level of taxation on the electricity industry production process, that is to say, 0.5 öre per kilowatt hour.This 97% reduction of elskatten is a decision in the right direction, but the question is whether it is enough.Read also: tax break for data centers with in the government's budget – but only for the bigThe Swedish datacenterindustrin is growing with a very high speed and the projected growth on an annual basis, is over 30 per cent for 2016.Developments in the field also provides the conditions for continued positive growth.55% of all Swedish data center is owned and operated still in the house, and the next two years, we learn to see a historical shift from egenhanterade data centers to outsourced.
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Vodafone new service contract with Nokia.Nokia has signed a eur 200 million service contract with india's Vodafone.This is the indian Economic Times – according to the newspaper extended the latest agreement.the Magazine quoted a story of his anonymous sources, according to which Nokia has received both geographically new areas in his contract that the new management areas.the Agreement with Nokia to deliver network operations, maintenance, systems integration and other services Vodafonelle India.Nokia and Vodafone are long-term partners.
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On Friday, the New York Times reported that Russian demands to remove the popular professional networking app from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store had apparently been met.It is no longer possible for Russian smartphone users to download the LinkedIn app for either Android or Apple.The LinkedIn website itself was blocked in Russia a few weeks ago, as officials penalized the site for failing to store data on citizens within the nation s borders.Once this happened, both the Android and iOS versions of the app stopped working properly, so while the official removal of the app from respective stores didn t do much functionally, it does send a rather alarming symbolic message.Even though both tech giants have insisted they are proponents of free speech, it seems they can do little in the face of such stringent censorship.Or just a screenshot from Fallout 4 ?
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The dark, rain-filled summer of 2016 washed away 40 years of political and economic certainty, as Britain or, more precisely, England and Wales voted for Brexit.Until these are safely done and dusted, there will be plenty of rhetorical positioning, but few meaningful decisions, let alone concessions to the UK.Brexit boosterism - in which Britain rides the high seas of global free trade - will not solve these problems.Prime minister Theresa May has junked her predecessor's fiscal framework, promising to let government borrowing and the deficit rise.The new prime minister's economic instincts are pre-Thatcherite, redolent of her party's post-war One Nation traditions.She favours government intervention in the economy to promote business sectors such as motoring and pharmaceuticals, using the term "industrial strategy" without embarrassment even bestowing it upon a new government team, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy .
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At CES 2017, Phantek launched the Enthoo Elite, a luxurious $900 case built for luxurious PCs.This massive yet gorgeous sandblasted aluminum tower is so customizable that you can fit not one, but two PCs inside if you d like—one up to E-ATX, the other mini-ITX.The inside of this 30-inch tall, two-foot wide behemoth was built to allow all sorts of exotic high-end liquid-cooling builds, with room for up to five radiators as well as prefitted reservoir mounts.A case that s $900 needs to do more than that to prove its worth, and the Enthoo Elite s packed with thoughtful little touches intended to make the lives of PC enthusiasts easier.The power supply s tucked away behind the motherboard tray, for example, and the back panel of the case was designed with a curved bottom that helps it easily slip back into place with no need to fuddle around and line up clips with slots.An adjustable bracket in the front slides around so you can hide your reservoir cables and SSDs, sticking to the Enthoo Elite s superb cable management.
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Polaroid has another camera on the market that can print physical photographs, this one the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera.This small camera made its debut at CES 2017; with it, photographers can print instant 3 4 photos, the very thing for which Polaroid is famous.This camera is somewhat similar to the maker s previous Snap cameras, using the ZINK Zero Ink printer integrated within the model to print the photos.This camera utilizes the ZINK printer, which doesn t use ink, hence the name.Instead, this printing technology uses heat and a special type of paper with embedded dye crystals.The result is a smudge-proof full color image that is said to have a long-lasting quality.
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Att Soundcloud har haft svårt att få fart på sin affär är ingen hemlighet.2014 omsatte ljudtjänsten, som har över 175 miljoner användare, drygt 110 miljoner kronor med en tillhörande förlust på motsvarande 370 miljoner kronor.För att finansiera verksamheten har bolaget tagit in över 2 miljarder kronor i riskkapital från aktörer som riskkapitalbolaget Index Ventures och Twitter.Enligt bolagets årsredovisnings för verksamhetsåret 2015, som nyligen offentliggjorts via det brittiska bolagsverket, står det klart att bolaget fortsätter att blöda.Under 2015 redovisade bolaget en förlust på motsvarande 490 miljoner kronor och en omsättning på motsvarande 200 miljoner kronor, vilket sajten Di Digital var först med att uppmärksamma.Det motsvarar en omsättningsökning på 21,6 procent – och en förlustökning på 30,9 procent.
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Dell's UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD shows images at an 8K resolutionIn 2020, 4K will be passe.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in the 8K resolution, which is four times deeper than 4K.The 8K resolution -- 7680 x 4320 pixels -- will make movies will look stunning, and gaming will be even better than on today's PlayStation Pro or Xbox One S.There's a good chance you aren't thinking of 8K yet because you haven't even moved to 4K.The early 8K adopters will be gamers looking to buy the latest and greatest hardware, and creative professionals making 8K content.
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Well, we can t vouch for the VPL-VZ1000ES wicket-keeping skills - but it is darn good at making big pictures from really, really close to the wall.Stop sniggering: this powerful picture box can throw movie films and more onto your wall from the edge of a shelf.Pah, things have moved on since the gory glory days of cheap Halloween thrills.This cracking home cinema machine will cast a 100in picture and it ll do so in Ultra HD 4K resolution - with HDR support to boot.That s all well and good, but I like to take my movies to my mate Darren s house.Well, you might want some help with that.
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Winter is the ideal time to plan your garden.If you re planting outdoors, it s also a good time to clear out weeds to keep them from seeding in your soil when the weather turns warm.It s also a great time to sow next year s seedlings.Cold weather might not seem like the best condition to start your seedlings, but as Garden Fundamentals explains in the video above, exposing seedlings to this harsher weather makes them hardier and means they re ready to go as soon as you can start planting.Winter sowing works especially well with most annuals and common perennials, most temperate trees and shrubs, and cool growing vegetables.Once your seeds are set in their containers, you can put them outside and wait for them to grow.
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In 2017, Netflix is planning to double its original content output from last year.Although this will undoubtedly have an effect on the amount of licensed content on the streaming service how much of an effect remains to be seen , you wouldn t know it by looking at the list of additions for the month of January.Last month, we shared the full list of content coming to Netflix in January, but today we re taking a closer look and highlighting ten shows, movies and specials that we can t wait to watch throughout the month.We ve included the dates they ll be added to the service as well:V for Vendetta January 1st It s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Season 11 January 3rd
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Olle Aronsson is a co-founder of Breakit.But how big does the company need to be for that dream to become true?In startupindustrin is a culture that glorifies the companies reached enhörningsstatus, hence a score of over a billion dollars.to reach there is required almost always to you that an entrepreneur takes in hundreds of millions in venture capital and in a short time implement a global focus.I admire and be inspired by several of the business owners who run their companies with the stated goal.But the more time I spend together with the startup people, the more I realize that the grandiose ambitions quite rarely is synonymous with the modern human's most basic life goals: To be happy.
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Soldering electronics is a delicate art.If you re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some common mistakes and make sure your work comes out right.The chart above from Adafruit is no substitute for a proper tutorial though they have some of those as well , but it does pack a lot of information into a small space.When you solder a joint, you want to heat the pin and the pad for 2-3 seconds before you introduce your soldering material.If you don t heat a part enough, heat it too much, or don t add the right amount of solder, you can get some wonky looking joints.The right side of this chart shows how your joints might look if you mess up and what the problem was.
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