James Kiley

James Kiley

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Metric shifts happen quite often, such as when Fitbit changed how we measure daily exercise from 30 minutes of activity three days a week to 10,000 steps a day, which is now accepted by The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization.This seems logical because hyperconverged technology offers many benefits on how we provision, consolidate, and manage storage.But the metrics that those select few look at are too focused on storage-specific features, such as the number of nodes or terabytes, rather than VM-related measurements commonly used for other software-defined infrastructures such as the cloud.Since hyperconverged infrastructure shifts the paradigm from managing infrastructure components to managing VMs, there should also be a shift in the metrics used to measure it.When asked which criteria are most important for evaluating IT solutions, respondents indicated cost/ROI, operational efficiency (defined by scalability and performance options), and resiliency (defined by the high availability and integrated backup and replication).Based on this feedback, positive business outcomes seem to be the top goal when evaluating IT solutions.
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Though originally planned to be a downloadable expansion of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Lost Legacy has morphed into a standalone side-story of Naughty Dog’s treasure-seeking action-adventure franchise.One that abandons the series long-standing protagonist Nathan Drake for a new lead, Chloe Frazer, a side character who’s popped up in the franchise before but who has never been the focus of an Uncharted story before.Instead of adding to Uncharted 4, Lost Legacy tells a completely unrelated tale.“We would have to have a good reason and a good project and everything else like that, but right now nobody’s thinking about that.”So what makes Uncharted: The Lost Legacy different from Uncharted 4?But as the team worked on Lost Legacy, it kept changing and getting bigger.
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Content is now a permanent fixture of the digital enterprise.Whether in-house or through third-party studios, whether as a C-level function or as the job of interns, brands are making content as a matter of course and distributing it to varying degrees of success.In today’s fragmented media environment, the adage “content is king” has never been more true or relevant to marketing strategies.The prospect of activating programmatic channels to amplify branded content distribution calls forth the many pros and cons that have already been explored thoroughly in the context of programmatic display.Concerns include quality, brand safety, viewability and verification in an arguably even higher-stakes environment.As with programmatic itself, success comes not only from the new technology, but from an approach that understands both the immediate benefits of massive reach and the potential negative consequences of using that tech.
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the Patent - and registration office wants to warn misleading, a decline reminiscent of the trademark in the offer letter.PRH calls, in particular, trademark clients to be accurate on the move the count of offer letters.PRH told me he regularly contacts customers who are amazed they have received the letters.the Letters refers to the genuine trade mark registration or application number differences and advised to pay for example registration or renewal fee.Several customers have mistakenly thought that the letter sender is PRH, the European union intellectual property agency EUIPO or international intellectual property organization WIPO.PRH calls for special diligence in such letters, which provide trademark renewal or registered the exclusive right to related services.
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Three Square Market of Wisconsin, USA, which makes vending machines (for some reason the firm impenetrably describes the crisps ‘n’ drinks dispensers as “micro markets”), says it will offer implantable RFID tags to its employees starting from next month.“Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, log in to computers, use the copy machine, etc,” says a press release on the company blog.The firm’s vending machines run “in-house designed software” which is said to “automatically update”, which sounds a bit like technology for technology’s sake.Much like the RFID chip implant scheme, oddly enough.“We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines,” burbled chief exec Todd Westby.It seems that sales reporting software in the "vending" systems is “32M”’s main offering.
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It’s the one question that has dominated our culture and relationships for millions of years.It's powerful enough to drive us to create new life or to destroy it, but while countless books, poems, films, plays, and careers have been made out of trying to decipher it, or at least represent it, can we pin down what it actually is?Both scientists agreed that love is not something that can be controlled, curated or switched on or off.“So when we actually fall in love with a person it might seem like quite a momentary experience, however the brain is working really hard to compute and to produce that feeling.” This is what Fisher labels romantic love, something she somewhat unromantically describes as “a basic drive that evolved millions of years ago in order to enable us and focus our attention on just one partner and start the mating process.” So it's a complex series of computations of the subconscious brain that gives us an emotional experience we can’t control.Everything about the beloved takes on special meaning, said Fisher.Then there’s the intense energy and mood swings brought about by love - elation when things are going well, to terrible despair when they don’t text, write or invite you out.
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Whether it’s NASA’s next-generation scout robot or this jigsaw puzzle-style modular bot project, origami robots are — to quote the 2001 movie Zoolander — so hot right now.Jumping on that folding bandwagon is an intriguing new project developed by researchers at Harvard University.What they have created are diminutive origami-inspired robots that move courtesy of a wireless electromagnetic field.For those keeping track at home, this means no bulky onboard batteries required!“Origami-based robots are an attractive group of robots due to their simplicity,” lead researcher Mustafa Boyvat told Digital Trends.“We expect that a practical solution to their power and control issues at small scales is very helpful because batteries bring limitations at those scales.”
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Replacing human drivers with computers will cut accident rates, but don't expect your insurance costs to go down anytime soon.That's the assessment of Forrester Research analysts who surveyed auto industry players about the disruptions coming from self-driving cars.A reduction in the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error sounds great, but self-driving cars still won't be perfect, and it'll be hard to figure out whether sensors, networks, software or something else is to blame."Insurance claims will require more detailed investigations into the cause of accidents, which, along with the cost of repairing more expensive vehicles, will keep costs high," Forrester said in the report, published Thursday.Also, a machine packed with electronics will need more than a wrench and some touch-up paint to fix."Insurance premiums [will] stagnate for years before meaningful declines," Forrester said.
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The place you get your movie tickets could be the next place you watch TV under a new agreement, FandangoNow, the online ticketing service’s video-on-demand service, will begin to offer TV seasons and films from Showtime.FandangoNow won’t be getting every original Showtime program immediately.At time of press, popular series Billions, Homeland, Dexter, and House of Lies, Penny Dreadful are among the few full series available.TV series that debuted on Showtime this year, including I’m Dying Up Here and the Twin Peaks: The Return are currently not available for purchase.More shows, including Californication, The Affair and Tudors will be available at an unspecified later date.How much it will cost you to buy Showtime originals fluctuates depending on the title.
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Atlantis found itself in difficulties and was in financial negotiations about its future in late June.New York-based and early-stage startup Hive-IO's website is quite new – witness this About page with placeholder text.The company was founded in 2015, when it had a $1.8m A-round from Rally Ventures.Hive-IO launched its software back in November 2015, saying it is producing a software-defined Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering for SMBs.Its latest V6.9 hyperconverged software release provides VDI facilities through Citrix XenDesktop.Co-founder and CEO Joe Makoid said: "VDI initiatives have gained a reputation for being costly, time-consuming, difficult to architect, and, worst of all, prone to failure.
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My wife Elisabeth wandered into the kitchen while I was testing a Blue Apron meal kit.She lifted one of the four-pound Nordic Ice bags that come in the box and gave the thawed, semi-glutinous thing a squeeze."You could make a breast larger with this stuff," she declared, before investigating the bubble-wrapped foam lining inside the cardboard wall of the box.But after testing multiple meals delivered from Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, Home Chef, and the new offering Amazon Fresh has begun to roll out, Amazon Meal Kits, I found that they were all similar enough that I wanted to take an updated look at the meal kit concept as a whole.Almost all of the ingredients for all of the meals come in the kits, though they might rely on you to have items like salt or cooking oil on hand.Home cooks can all get stuck in our own ruts of stir fries, pastas, or taco night, but by providing everything you need for a recipe, these kits can get you to cook something you've never tried before or teach you a new technique in a way that leaves cookbooks or website recipes in the dust.
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Super Mario Maker came out in 2015 and proved that designing games is a ton of fun.Now, in 2017, gamers are still waiting for a followup to that game from Nintendo or something similar from any other publisher or developer.Instead, fans have started filling in the gaps with their own games that enable you to make your own Mega Man levels and Super Mario 64 courses.So why the hell are we relying on fans, and where are the official Mario Maker clones?We tackle that subject on this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast.Hosts Stephanie Chan, Jeffrey Grubb, and Mike Minotti also get together to talk about the news and games they are playing.
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Ericsson redovisar en miljardförlust, och kvartalsresultatet var sämre än analytikerna hade väntat sig.Kostnaderna ska nu ner i snabbare takt, enligt vd Börje Ekholm.– I vår plan hade vi förberett oss för en tuff marknadsutveckling, men den har varit tuffare än vad vi trodde tidigare.Våra kunder sparar på investeringarna och marknaden har blivit mer konkurrensutsatt, säger Börje Ekholm till TT.Ericsson redovisar en förlust före skatt på 1,2 miljarder kronor för andra kvartalet.– Det här är ett jobbigt kvartal och lönsamheten har inte varit tillfredsställande.
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Dungeons & Dragons has flirted with digital offerings over the years.The service, which will work on the web or on mobile, will include both free and paid content, which will unlock full products such as the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and the Monster Manual along with supplements such as Volo’s Guide to Monsters or the upcoming Xanathar’s Guide to Everything.This move further reflects Wizards of the Coast’s emphasis on providing players a way to experience and use tools for D online.It has a large presence on YouTube and Twitch thanks to shows such as Critical Role.This project isn’t merely taking a bunch of rules and bolting a few interactive do-hickeys into them.I asked Curse senior product manager Adam Bedford about the greatest challenge of D Beyond.
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Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication.The country’s Ministry of Communication and IT blocked the web-based version of the messaging service on Friday and has threatened to do more.ISIS has heightened attacks in Indonesia and the Philippines this year, and the chat app has long been seen as a key communication tool.In response to the partial block, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said the company would remove ISIS-related channels flagged by the government and develop better systems.That principally means Telegram will create “a dedicated team of moderators with knowledge of Indonesian language and culture to be able to process reports of terrorist-related content more quickly and accurately.” But Durov also said he had personally opened communication with Indonesian officials to make the process more efficient.“It turns out that the officials of the Ministry recently emailed us a list of public channels with terrorism-related content on Telegram, and our team was unable to quickly process them.
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Unclear if code was first mistaken for avant garde instrumentalDubbed “OKNOTOK”, the re-release can be had as £100/US$130/€120 boxed edition that includes three vinyl records, books galore and “a C90 cassette mix tape compiled by us, taken from OK COMPUTER session archives and demo tapes.”The Spectrum app resides – natch – on the C90 cassette, as that medium was the dominant way of storing Speccy programs and data.Accounts of the cassette's track list suggest it opens with a track named “Zx sprectrum symphony” but that the application is listed as “Ok Computer Program” and is the last track on side B.Buyers quickly identified the track as sounding just like a Spectrum program's distinctive series of beeps and clicks.Before long clever folk had ripped the audio and fed it to Spectrum Emulators, producing the results below.
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Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance.Scientists from the QUEST Institute at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have now presented a model system which allows the investigation of atomic-scale friction effects and friction dynamics that are similar to those taking place, e.g., in proteins, DNA strands and other deformable nanocontacts.This model system consists of laser-cooled ions, which arrange themselves in so-called Coulomb crystals.With these, the researchers have carried out experiments and numerical simulations and obtained new fundamental findings on friction processes in atomic systems.Hardly any other physical phenomenon is of such importance in nature and our technological environment as friction phenomena are: without static friction, even our everyday life would not work.Most macroscopic objects have a rough texture from an atomic view point.
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Livia is a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine — a discreet one designed for ladies’ tough time of the month.Turn it on and electric pulses stimulate the nerves to interrupt the reception of pain passing to the brain.A TENS machine of Livia’s size and simplicity hasn’t been addressed in the market yet.By comparison, Livia fits in the palm of your hand and is simple enough to be used by touch.Plus and minus symbols indicate pulse strength.The small LED indicator above the Livia’s power button is supposed to indicate what level it’s set to, but the yellow casing on my model made this hard to see.
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What is love, if not braving the tempest of existence by someone’s side?Recently, astronomers at the University of Hawaii found a couple of “planetary mass objects” doing just this—waltzing through the final frontier, locked in each other’s embrace.Oddly enough, the star-crossed lovers don’t actually orbit a star at all—just each other.Using instruments at the W. M. Keck observatory, astronomer William Best and his team first observed an unusually red, low-gravity L7 dwarf called 2MASS J11193254–1137466 in November 2016.So called “brown dwarfs” like this are particularly interesting, their mass being somewhere between that of the heaviest gas giant planets (e.g.Jupiter) and the lightest hydrogen-fusing stars.
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If the LG G6 didn’t tickle your fancy for some reason, sit tight.LG has just sent out save the dates to the press, pretty much confirming that the LG V30 is debuting on Thursday, August 31 at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany.Okay, so LG didn’t come out and say the words “LG V30”, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get the hints.The save the date, attached to this post, is in the shape of a rectangle, which also happens to be the general shape of a smartphone.There’s also a not-so-subtle silhouette of a V, and, to top it all off, the invite has a resolution of 2880 x 1440.If that sounds a little off to you, that’s because the V30 will likely come with a 2:1 aspect ratio, just like the G6.
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