James Desmond

James Desmond

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Motorola recently held its hellomotoworld event in New York City, and though the Lenovo subsidiary did not unveil the rumored Moto X4, it did announce the Moto Z2 Force, the successor to 2016’s Moto Z Force.With a Snapdragon 835 and a dual-camera system, the Moto Z2 Force looks to be the closest thing to a flagship that Motorola will have this year.However, Motorola’s naming conventions during the past year with its Z-line of handsets might make it a bit difficult for some folks to tell the difference between the Moto Z2 Force and other Z-branded phones.2.35 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8352.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 6262.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
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Employees of Three Square Market, a vending machine technology company in River Falls, Wisconsin, won't have to worry about forgetting their employee ID cards at home anymore.Starting next month, a voluntary program will offer company employees the chance to get an RFID chip implanted in their hands.The tiny chips will use NFC (near-field communication) technology to allow employees to unlock doors, make vending machine purchases, log in to computers and access office tools like photocopiers, all with a wave of the hand.In a report that aired on CBS This Morning earlier today, I commented that the plan could raise privacy concerns, asking: "Do you want someone to know every time you enter or leave a room?There's a degree of autonomy that's lost with this person to person, one-to-one tracking.You can never leave it behind.
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Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg is the world's biggest youtuber's with over 56 million subscribers on his channel.the Popularity has also been a financial success and for several years he has pulled in tens of millions of dollars – mostly on ads to their funny clips.Each year when the financial statements for Pewdie productions AB comes it's christmas eve for the Swedish mediereportrar.Fläskiga headlines about how much he brings in is basically guaranteed.2015 turnover of his company Pewdie productions AB closer to 75 million sek and made a profit of over 70 million.It gives a profit margin of at staggering 93%.
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Shares in Google's parent company Alphabet reversed earlier gains on Monday evening, as the tech giant's profit took a hit from the record EU fine imposed on the group earlier this year.Alphabet said its earnings per share (EPS) came in at $5.01 (£3.85) for the three months to June 30, compared to analyst expectations for $4.49, while revenue rose 21pc to $26bn, ahead of forecasts for $25.6bn.Revenue from the largest chunk of Alphabet's business, Google, rose to $25.8bn from $21.3bn a year earlier, thanks to an 18pc boost from advertising revenue.The quarter saw a 52pc year-on-year rise in paid clicks, where advertisers only pay for the adverts users clicked on, with the increase ahead of analyst expectations.Alphabet's other businesses, including the Nest smart home devices unit, meanwhile, saw revenue rise to $248m from $185m a year earlier.However, the group's overall net income fell 28pc to $3.5bn from $4.9bn a year earlier, after Google was hit by a record $2.74bn fine from the European Commission following a seven-year investigation into claims the technology giant abused its internet search monopoly.
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"Influential forces" around the Ericsson work for Assa Abloy's ceo Johan Molin to become the director of the telecommunications company.This is according to sources with good insight of Industry Today, the magazine writes in Saturday's edition.If the ceo-the plan goes into the lock it is supposed to Börje Ekholm ends up as president of Ericsson in order to take over the presidency after Leif Johansson, who has already announced his resignation."working with Assa Abloy's ceo and have Sandvik's presidency is enough for my part.I don't think I'll have more assignments than what I have now," said Johan Molin to the News agency Directly in connection with the låstillverkarens report in the last week.Already in 2015 were Johan Molin out in the media as a possible future candidate for the office of president of Ericsson.
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It may be your favorite music service, but it's certainly not popular among songwriters or the court system.Spotify faces another couple lawsuits.It may be the most popular music streaming service in the world, but that won’t be a compelling defense for Spotify now that it’s being hit with yet another two lawsuits.Back in May, the wildly popular music platform settled a $200 million class-action lawsuit from songwriters for $43 million, but the company is far from out of the woods.Two new lawsuits were launched earlier this week in Nashville, Tennessee, and they could certainly put a wrinkle in Spotify’s plans to IPO this year.The new lawsuits come a couple months after its most recent court battle, but it’s clear that when it comes to copyright law, Spotify still has a lot to learn.
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Maybe the techie in you wants a smartwatch, but it can be hard to justify a $300+ layout when it’s got the same functionality as your smartphone.How about this for a compromise – The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch.This kickstarter success is a super sleek piece of tech, and has all the features that you would expect of a Smartwatch: tracking your steps and heart-rate, getting text notifications, gesture control, GPS tracking, etc.It even has 4GB internal storage space for all your tunes.And like the top level Smartwatches, the TicWatch 2 can even be used to make and receive calls.So when you’re out on that jog you can ruin all your hard work by ordering a pizza for when you get home.
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Ridd's move follows a swathe of Apple employees running to Tesla, including Bas Ording, Apple UI designer; Chris Lattner, head developer of X-Code; Matt Casebolt, director of product design; Sarah O'Brien, communications head; and Colin Smith, Mac communications director.(Though ex-staffers have also gone to GoPro, eBay, Y Combinator, Waymo and more.)Mark Di-Toro, careers expert at Glassdoor, also doesn't believe the executive exodus reflects wider issues."When senior people leave, there's always that natural churn of employees — that happens everywhere," Di-Tor told WIRED.CEO Tim Cook was rated the best CEO, with a 93 per cent rating — well above the average on the site of 66 per cent.Apple's score from Glassdoor users, which are employees at the companies they rate, is four out of five, well above the 3.3 average across the site.
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Is that a DIMM in your pocket or have you been at this banned bean again?How's this for a stiff one to start the day?We now go live to America, where watchdogs have recalled a batch of coffee for containing an active ingredient very similar to Viagra.The US Food and Drug Administration says the mysterious boner-brew originated from BestHerbs Coffee LLC, and was labeled as "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee."Aside from the poor spelling, the caffeinated happy juice was also found to contain a compound called desmethyl carbodenafil, a substance that is structurally similar to sildenafil, the stiffening agent in Viagra.In short, this coffee will give you a blood rush to more than just your brain.
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The White House press briefing dilemma, in which the White House has increasingly relied on off-camera, no-live-recording, no-photograph briefings for a press corps that obliges, is illustrative of a larger and problematic dynamic between the president and the press: an executive branch that continues to flout tradition and protocol, and a press that continues to bind itself to tradition and protocol.When the White House first began its push last month toward making the briefings more secretive and less public on a regular basis, there was some pushback, like Jim Acosta’s call for a walkout, a session that was by a CNN sketch artist, a meeting between the White House Correspondents’ Association and the White House.“We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and we will work hard to change it,” WHCA president Jeff Mason at the time.Predictably, there was no walkout.Predictably, the “current state-of-play” went on.By continuing to attend the briefings and follow the new rules, the press was effectively allowing its own power to be eroded with a momentum that resembled the slow then sudden creep of high tide.
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Nu köps företaget upp av franska Ingenico Group.Smarta mobiltelefoner blir en allt viktigare försäljningskanal för e-handlare.Samtidigt är det bara 16 procent av alla kunder som har lagt till en vara i en digital varukorg som sedan slutför köpet i sin mobiltelefon, visar en undersökning från Adobe.Motsvarande siffra för konsumenter som e-handlar via datorer ligger på cirka 25 procent.Det svenska företaget Bambora har ringat in vad man anser är en viktig orsak till att köpkonverteringen är lägre på mobilen: Det är besvärligare att fylla i sina kreditkortsuppgifter på en pekskärm än att göra det på en dator.För att lösa problemet har Bambora tagit fram en teknik för att kunna skanna kreditkort med hjälp av mobiltelefonens kamera.
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Social media can build brand awareness and loyalty.In a Sprout Social Q1 2017 survey of 1,000 consumers, 62 percent said they are likely to purchase from a brand they follow on social media.Moreover, survey respondents were more likely to follow a brand on social media before they purchase from it.Social media can help keep your brand top of mind so that consumers will consider it when they are ready to buy.In this article, I’ll offer four tips to help your company increase brand awareness and build loyalty via social media.Go Beyond Products and Services
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Project Zero, GCHQ, and city of Mishawaka, Indiana among credited bug-huntersApple has today released patches addressing roughly four dozen exploitable security vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS, and WatchOS.The iOS 10.3.3 update resolves 47 flaws for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, including multiple remote code execution holes in the WebKit browser engine.Fixes were also posted for the Apple Watch's WatchOS firmware.Of the CVE-listed flaws in the update, 23 were found in WebKit, the browser engine Apple uses for iOS and Safari.Those include 16 memory corruption errors that could be exploited for remote code execution via a malicious webpage.
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Ever needed an handy-dandy power strip to fuel all your tech gadgets at once?Well, if you do, you just got lucky as today we’ll be having a look at the Dodocool DC41 power strip.Let’s learn some more about it!The Dodocool DC41 is a 6 outlets (UK Plug) AC power strip with two additional USB ports to save up some space.The strip can output a total power of 3250W, which is a lot and probably more than what you should draw at any time.So, you can obviously plug your TV, laptop, desktop PC and other power hungry appliances at your disposal.
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Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organisations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform specifically focusing on data from the public sector has raised a round of funding.LiveStories, a Seattle-based company that works with governments, education institutions and other public entities to structure and visualise civic data, has picked up $10 million to take its business international and to continue building out its platform.The Series A was led by Seattle firm Ignition Partners, with participation from True Ventures and Founders Co-Op, bringing LiveStories’ total funding since 2013 to $13.9 million.Big data analytics has become an essential cornerstone in how enterprises do business: the mass of information that is a by-product of our increasingly digitised lives gets ordered for a number of uses: to create business intelligence, to feed machine learning algorithms, and to gain deeper insights into larger industry trends to help make better decisions.But in many cases the public sector lacks enough data scientists to do this kind of work for them, and having in-house systems leaves out something crucial: access to data from other organisations for comparative purposes.First, the company works with non-profits; local, state and federal governments and bureaus and others to ingest what is essentially a mass of unstructured data.
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Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious.One in three said they lived in fear of cyber-bullying, with appearance cited as the most likely topic for abuse.One expert said children were growing up in "a culture of antagonism".The survey, of more than 10,000 young people aged 12 to 20, suggested that cyber-bullying is widespread, with nearly 70% of youngsters admitting to being abusive towards another person online and 17% claiming to have been bullied online."There is a trend towards people augmenting their personalities online and not showing the reality," said Ditch the Label's chief executive Liam Hackett.Mr Hackett said: "Cyber-bullying continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing young people.
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Telecommunications total sales grew last year next immäistä time this decade.Investments in the press, however, downhill, told a communications agency in a statement.Telecommunications operators in the broadband, telephone, tv and radio service in finland, the turnover was in the year 2016 to approximately eur 3.5 billion, i.e. 2% more than the previous year.mobile network revenue began to rise already in 2015.in the Preceding years, from the fixed network turnover was reduced and television and radio networks, sales increased.Telecommunications total turnover, measured by Elisa rose Telia Finland alongside.
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Combing through spreadsheets is a great way to learn, but it's also a great way to fall asleep.However, since I'm getting paid to do this and you aren't, I went through the numbers of the three new midsize sedans coming for the 2018 model year to give you a better idea of how they stack up.Both the Accord and Camry lack a moonroof, but even though the Sonata has one, it still manages to win on headroom.With the sheer variety of trims and options available, these numbers may not apply to all buyers, but this is a good, if rough approximation.The Accord should feel the most planted of the three, thanks to having the longest wheelbase, although the Camry is only 0.2 inch behind it.That said, if you're breaking out the ruler to measure bang for your buck, the Sonata and Accord offer the largest proportions of the three.
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Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of the most genre-defining bodies of work in 20th century science fiction.Now, nearly 60 years after its original debut on CBS, the series is being reimagined as a stage play premiering in London later this year.Opening this December, The Twilight Zone is being adapted from Serling’s original work by Anne Washburn and directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS senior vice president of consumer products Veronica Hart described the the stage play as a new story that honours that source material and its creators:“The Twilight Zone was an ingenious mixture of morality tales, fables and fantasy that are as relevant today as when they first aired.The play allows these powerful stories to be experienced in an entirely new way in order to reach a whole new audience.”
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The telecommunications industry is at a critical stage in its data journey.While organisations have access to richer and greater amounts of data than ever before, telco companies are only just beginning to explore the potential they can realise with it.Can telco organisations gain more from their data strategy?Or is there something holding them back from realising the value that analysing their data can bring?To find out, Cloudera explore the five biggest myths that they believe are holding the telecommunications industry back.
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