James Mckinnis

James Mckinnis

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Brave has developed AI technology called AdGraph that outperforms conventional ad-blocking technology, the browser startup said Friday."We can train supervised machine learning models to automatically block ads and trackers," researchers from Brave and four universities said in a research paper."We found that AdGraph replicates the behavior of popular crowdsourced filter lists with an 97.7 percent accuracy.In addition, AdGraph is able to detect a significant number of ads and tracker which are missed by popular crowdsourced filter lists."Ad-blocking browser extensions like Adblock Plus today typically use manually maintained filter lists such as Easylist to determine what's an ad and what's not.Brave's AdGraph approach instead uses artificial intelligence, trained on real-world websites, so it can spot ads and trackers even before a human has reported them.
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We've already seen a handful of Star Wars-inspired show cars from Nissan: A tricked out Altima made to look like a First Order TIE Fighter, twin Maximas inspired by Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren, and a massive AT-M6 built on the back of a Titan pickup truck.Now, it's turning its eye to Solo: A Star Wars Story with a tricked-out 2018 Nissan Rogue made to look like the Millennium Falcon.And boy, does it deliver.I was a little disappointed previous show cars didn't have any fancy interior work done -- the TIE Fighter seemed ripe for customization, but no dice.This time around, Nissan once again teamed up with the custom-car wizards at Vehicle Effects and came up with a fully realized show vehicle... inside and out.We got an exclusive look at how the Vehicle Effects team worked on the car over a period of two weeks before its unveiling (which happened to be hours before the red carpet world premiere for Solo in Hollywood), and it's downright impressive how the car went from stock 2018 Nissan Rogue to an immersive showpiece worthy of a Hollywood movie premiere.
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Laura Johnson, a friend of the Founder Institute network, explains the importance of improving a company's customer service and the various ways they can keep their customers happy in the guest blog post below.Customer service is a critical aspect for any company and it can always be improved upon.For companies that have call centers, this is even truer.One of the main things that businesses today need to thrive is technology.This has gotten to be a world where we cannot seem to live without tech innovation.You certainly can’t grow a business without it.
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One of the biggest reasons for NYC’s startup community, however, is its vast number incubators, accelerators, and other founder-friendly communities, many of which are listed out below for your convenience.Sectors / Markets / Who they’re looking for: Education, energy, transportation, finance, security, food, agriculture, and healthRequirements: Apply for more detailsDescription: AngelPad is a seed-stage accelerator program that focuses on everything from finding product market fit to defining a target market to getting first validation.Sectors / Markets / Who they’re looking for: Any/AllRequirements: Apply for more details
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We knew Tinder Places — the dating app’s new way to connect people through location sharing — was coming, but Tinder officially announced today that it’s testing the service in Australia and Chile.Places will let users find potential matches based off of the places they travel, whether that be a dog park, restaurant, coffee shop, or movie theater.The idea, Tinder says, is to give users a mutual interest.It’s powered through Foursquare, which has already done all the hard work of mapping venues and identifying public spaces.Tinder says this technology will prevent private places from being shared, including doctor’s offices and workplaces.Each location will populate about 30 minutes after a user has left and will expire after 28 days.
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If anyone is destined to be the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it’s Emilia Clarke.As the woman who plays Daenerys "Mother of Dragons" Targaryen on Game of Thrones, she’s got more of a right to sport dragon ink than anyone.Well, it turns out, she’s got one in the works.That’s not the only one; the star of Solo: A Star Wars Story is also thinking about getting a Chewbacca tat, too.During her WIRED Google Autocomplete interview with co-star Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Clarke was asked if she has any tattoos.After pointing out a pair of them on her hands, she noted "I’m going to get a dragon."
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Google ryktas ha slagit sig samman med Qualcomm och ett företag som heter Quanta för att utveckla ett framtida headset för augmented reality.Det låter med andra ord som om vi snackar om framtida konkurrent till Microsofts HoloLens.Företaget Qanta har tidigare utvecklat det trådade AR-headsetet Meta vilket ni ser på bilden ovan.Det ska observeras att Google, oss veterligen, inte har haft något att göra med utvecklingen av Meta utan detta är en tidigare produkt från Qanta.Googles ryktade AR-headset sägs för tillfället gå under namnet "Google A65".Google har som bekant en hel del erfarenhet av AR sedan tidigare då man redan 2013 släppte sina första AR-glasögon Google Glass.
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Go find a makeup mirror.You know the type—it has surface that shows you a zoomed-in image of your face.Move your head so that you can see at least one eye in the mirror.At some point, the image will become completely blurry—but then it will be in focus again but upside down (this is a real image).Just in case you don't have a makeup mirror, this is what you should see.I can represent the way the light interacts with both the mirror and a human eye with a light-ray diagram.
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The annual video game industry trade show and promotional event known as E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is almost here.For 2018, the show is once again at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown LA.While E3 evolves year after year, sometimes growing, sometimes shrinking (and sometimes moving to Santa Monica), early reports indicate that this will be a fairly typical year of press conferences, game announcements and promotional events.The biggest recent change is one that officially started last year, where the previously trade-only show was finally opened up to the public, with a limited number of $150-$250 "gamer pass" tickets for fans.(This replaces a poorly received secondary E3 fan event held nearby in 2016.)The fans have definitely given the show an energy boost, even if it leads to bigger crowds and congested hallways.
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The american konsumentmagasinet Consumer Reports goes hard to the elbilstillverkaren Tesla's new Model 3.the Car is not good enough to recommended the non-profit organization.the Car's acceleration is hailed, as well as the long battery life, and control over the vehicle while driving.But at the same time noted weaknesses in several areas, especially with the brakes."Our tests found deficiencies, significant deficiencies, that a long braking distance and handle the controls," writes the magazine.the Brakes are singled out of bilmagasinet to be weak because Model 3 needs a longer inbromsningssträcka than any contemporary car, for example Ford pickup (F-150, when it runs at a speed of 100 kilometers an hour.
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Myphoneexplorer is a program originally created for Ericsson phones, but now also works with Android.this is a great program that you can use to manage files, contacts, call logs, sms, calendar, and notes.You can monitor the status of the battery, the processor and memory and you can read all your notifications.It is possible to use the computer keyboard to write in your phone, you can share the clipboard between your computer and your phone, and you can even remotely control the entire phone if it is usb-connected, as well as take screenshots.All this can be easily done via the usb cable, but even better is that it can also be done wirelessly via wifi or bluetooth.The only requirement to use the wireless is to klientappen be installed on your phone via Google Play.
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Proliferating digital comms platforms have made 'inside sales,' or remote sales, the prime mover in B2B and tech sales.The advent of the internet has offered advantages few could have dreamed of a few years ago.While outside sales (or just plain, traditional sales) has long been considered the poster child of growth in companies, inside sales is now gaining more attention thanks to its promise of great results at a much reduced cost.Inside sales, also called “remote sales,” refers to reaching out to prospects over the phone or via internet services such as email or VOIP, rather than personally.Telemarketers have been reaching out to prospects via telephones as far back as the 1950s.Today, inside sales has become the dominant method of selling for a number of big ticket B2B items such as SaaS and PaaS.
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told reporters on Monday and Tuesday that the agency will unveil a website on Thursday, May 17 that names names of such companies.More specifically, the website will publicly reveal the identity of 50 branded drugs and their makers that have blocked generic development.The website will also be updated “on a continuous basis” to list additional names.In fielding questions from reporters, Gottlieb denied that the effort was a form of public shaming.“I don't think this is publicly shaming," Gottlieb said, according to S Global Market Intelligence."I think this is providing transparency in situations where we see certain obstacles to timely generic entry.”
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If you want to keep pace with the rapid advancements taking place in mobility, then pack your bag and head to TC Tel Aviv 2018.Israel’s on the leading edge of this rapidly changing frontier, and we’re going deep for a day-long intensive on June 7.The time for procrastinating is over because you have only 24 hours left to get your tickets at the early bird price of 265 ILS.We’ve curated an impressive roster of industry leaders to hold forth on mobile technology and all that it entails.Topics like autonomous vehicles, sensors, drones, security and so much more.The speakers who step up on the TechCrunch stage will provide their expert perspective on where mobility tech stands now and where it’s going.
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LinkedIn Monday revealed two new features for LinkedIn Jobs: How You Match and 1-Click Apply.Group product manager Vidya Chandra wrote in a blog post that people browsing LinkedIn Jobs will see the new How You Match section on the right-hand side of job listings, and the new feature will let them know how well their experience meshes with the criteria shared by employers.Factors addressed by the How You Match checklist include education level, skills, years of experience and current job title.LinkedIn Premium members will also be assigned an applicant rank, which will let them know if they in the top percentile of applicants for the position.Chandra also revealed that some listings in LinkedIn Jobs now include a 1-Click Apply button, on both mobile and desktop, enabling users to save their basic information and résumés and apply for jobs with a single click or tap.She wrote, “Knowing whether or not you’re a good fit for a role is one of the most challenging parts of the job hunt.
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Evan Blass tweeted today released two pictures, and specifications of the Huawei's upcoming smartwatch the ”Huawei Watch 2 (2018)”.According to Blass, the clock will have an AMOLED display 1.2" and a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels, Snapdragon 2100, 768MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory.the Clock will be equipped with e-SIM, GPS and have an IP68 rating and the Wear OS as the operating system.If the clock is coming to Sweden is unclear, but since the Three recently launched support for e-SIM to the Apple Watch Series 3, so maybe we can get lucky and get to buy the clock through the operator.
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Lawmakers introduced the Secure Data Act on Friday: a new bill that prevents law enforcement and surveillance agencies from forcing companies to insert backdoor entrances into their products and services.Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) along with four co-sponsors.intelligence and law enforcement agencies have requested, required, and even sought court orders against individuals and companies to build a ‘backdoor,’ weakening secure encryption in their product or service to assist in electronic surveillance,” Lofgren said in a press release.A prime example would be the fiasco between the FBI and Apple over an iPhone 5C.The FBI recovered the phone from one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack at the end of 2015 but couldn’t unlock the device.After turning to the National Security Agency to break into the phone with no success, the FBI then demanded Apple to create a version of iOS to install on the device packing a backdoor.
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What are banks doing to keep their customers’ money and data safe as digital attacks proliferate?Fraudsters go for the opportunity that offers the greatest reward for the lowest risk, and with so much shopping being done on the online and mobile channels, there is certainly no lack of targets.Anyone buying from a retailer with an insecure website or app, or one that requires no transaction authentication to the shopper’s bank at checkout, is automatically vulnerable.It’s not just where you buy or what you spend that can make you a victim of fraud – it’s also how you pay for your purchases.Scan-to-pay (QR code payment) has been gaining enormous ground in Africa, especially South Africa, but it has not taken off in the UK since its introduction here just over a decade ago.Yet without a strong authentication mechanism, an innovative payment technique is just another potential market for fraud.
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In front of over 7,000 people, Google demonstrated an artificially intelligent assistant making calls to local businesses on our behalf.In this case, it made a dinner reservation and scheduled a haircut.But we’ve been down this road before.Hell, we’ve been down this road before at Google I/O.If you take a picture of your daughter at a baseball game and there’s something obstructing it, we can do the hard work, remove the obstruction, and have the picture of what matters to you in front of you.The feature, Pichai assured, would be available “very soon.”
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Parrot makes some of the most interesting drones on the market.Case in point: the Swing, which looks like an X-wing and can switch between quadcopter and airplane modes .It originally sold for $140, but for a limited time, TechRabbit has the refurbished Parrot Swing with Flypad Controller for $32.99 shipped.That's after applying promo code CNETFLY7 at checkout.Read CNET's hands-on review of the Parrot Swing if you want to learn more about it, then check out the 4.7-star-average customer reviews at Amazon (where it sells for $69 new).Battery life will limit you to around 8 minutes of flying time (not uncommon for small drones), so consider something like this 3-pack of additional batteries -- with charger!
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