James Woodson

James Woodson

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Seminal pieces of data-driven art like Google Dream’s Dogs can make you nauseous, and artists should learn about money from research scientists.Fault lines were quickly found along the role of artists in a world obsessed with startup culture, the longstanding challenge for artists to justify funding, and disruption in the arts versus Silicon Valley.Whether sending hapless CEOs to coding camps, investing in early stage startups, or pushing programming processes like AGILE into inappropriate places, not all succeed.“The culture of Silicon Valley churns out products where ‘done is better than perfect’,” one participant said (the event was held under Chatham House Rules).Today’s clash, “Snapchat versus the humanities”, pits the linear production approach of Silicon Valley engineers (“Solve it, ship it”) against the more organic creative approach of artists and the arts.Long before custom selfie filters, however, artists and cultural institutions have struggled to justify budgets.
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In case you haven’t already heard, there’s currently a beta running for the highly anticipated Destiny 2.In the three short days that it’s been available to players who’ve pre-ordered on PS4 and Xbox One, several issues have been prominently voiced by the community.These aren’t things like bugs or glitches that you’d expect from a beta, but instead are related to gameplay, such as weapon damage and character abilities.Fortunately developer Bungie has said that many of these concerns have been addressed and won’t be present when the final game launches.One of the most common complaints from Destiny 2 beta players is the scarcity of power ammo in PvE activities.This ammo type is used for weapons like grenade launchers, sniper rifles, shotguns, and fusion rifles, and without it players are stuck using only weapons that were classified as primaries in Destiny 1: auto rifles, handcannons, scout rifles, etc.
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On June 13—five and a half weeks ago—Microsoft released a series of buggy patches for Outlook.We know they’re buggy because Microsoft acknowledged seven bugs (including one primarily caused by bugs in Windows patches) in those four original June 13 security patches.As of this morning, we still don’t have fixes for those seven bugs.Here are the known buggy original security patches:If you have Automatic Update turned on, you were treated not only to those patches, but to all of these three later, interim fixes for the bugs in the security patches.Don't get too excited about them.
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It’s hardly a surprise that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 became the company’s fastest-selling smartphone ever.Samsung confirmed earlier this week that global Galaxy S8 sales have thus far outpaced last year’s Galaxy S7 by an impressive 15%, and the S7 had previously been the fastest-selling Samsung phone ever.When you pack as much speed and power into a smartphone with a design as stunning as the Galaxy S8’s, it’s obviously going to sell like hotcakes.Millions of people have already gotten their hands on a Galaxy S8, and among users it’s one of the most beloved phones to have been released in recent years.If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to find out for yourself what all the fuss is about, you’ll be happy to learn that the perfect time has arrived.Samsung has a special new deal on the Galaxy S8, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
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It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment QR codes became a joke.Or when Gillette ran an ad inviting you to scan a code to "read Kate Upton's mind?"Before that, though, QR codes seemed like a window to the future.Just point your camera, scan the code, and instantly check into your favorite place on Foursquare.The young Snapchat CEO had long been fascinated with WeChat, the messaging app that dominates the online lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese users.Spiegel went home thinking there had to be something there for his own camera-first smartphone app.
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the Finns are beginning to use contactless payment is increasingly, told digital payments, caring for the Nets.in the early years of the Nets of all the transmission charges already nearly 25% done in the next few payments.Especially small purchases paid with the card without the pin number tapping.near the payment of the is, however, connected to a lot of different negative rumors that the Nets want to own experts with the help of the steward.the Nets rallied a statement in one of the three to the middle pay of related myths and the truths behind them.Myth: the payment card information can be copied directly to your pocket or handbag contactless device
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the financial sector looks like a techno-business model for competition in the best it-professionals.on Wall Street, the key words are commitment, purpose and innovation, also teknova among.Other than silicon valley companies in need of high-quality techno-industry professionals, even more than the it-startups.Such examples are the financial sector and banks, along with large industrial enterprises.barclaycard's information management officer (CIO) Shelton W pointed out that the competition for talent in tough will all the time.in His opinion, talent finding, them attractive the company and in the end, keeping happy is the financial sector CIO:jen, one of the most urgent problems.
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PC makers need a strong market if they're going to continue to improve their products, and continued slow sales aren't helping.After roughly five years of declining PC sales, things looked ripe for a turnaround.The slowdown was attributable to the growth of mobile devices, particularly smartphones, while improvements in PC quality promised to stem the tide.However, a 4.3 percent decrease in the second quarter of 2017 has thrown a monkey wrench in that prediction.The news comes via Gartner, which published its latest report on worldwide PC shipments.Total PC shipments during the second quarter of 2017 totaled 61.1 million units, representing the 4.3 percent year-over-year decrease from 2016 mentioned earlier.
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Google has been given a coveted seat on the board of directors of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).The Bluetooth SIG is a not-for-profit organization that has overseen the development of Bluetooth standards since 1998.Founding members included representatives from Nokia, Toshiba, IBM, Intel, and Ericsson, though 400 members had joined by the end of its first year.Most companies wishing to use Bluetooth in their products become members of the Bluetooth SIG, and today it counts more than 30,000 members.The board of directors, however, which provides oversight and serves as the SIG’s steering group, constitutes one representative from each Promoter member company, plus associate board members who serve two-year terms.Apple was an associate board member from 2011 to 2015, after which it was elevated to Promoter member, giving it an ongoing seat on the board of directors, alongside Ericsson, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia, and Toshiba.
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When Amazon announced the launch of Prime Wardrobe, a try-before-you-buy service for Prime customers, the immediate implication was that the retailer had eliminated the friction around returns and customer service in its clothing department.The program, which has yet to launch, lets customers shop from eligible brands — to be included, brands must be Amazon wholesale partners — and choose between three and 15 items to try on at home, for free.The premise is one borrowed from style startups like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club that deliver a box of suggested items to members, who then pick what to keep.For Amazon, which hasn’t announced the brands that will be eligible for Prime Wardrobe yet, it encourages apparel purchases by eliminating customers second-guessing about fit and style.“With bras, you don’t want to encourage people wearing it around for a week and sending it back,” said Marissa Vosper, the co-founder of online lingerie brand Negative Underwear.For Negative Underwear, Amazon’s appeal as a retail partner is obvious as it looks to scale.
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The Australian government has proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to give law enforcement agencies access to encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and criminals.Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday the law would be modelled on Britain’s Investigatory Powers Act, passed in November, which gave intelligence agencies some of the most extensive surveillance powers in the western world.Under the law, internet companies would have the same obligations as telephone companies to help law enforcement agencies.Police would need warrants to access the communications.Turnbull said the legislation was necessary to keep pace with advances in technology that could facilitate crime.The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only laws that applies in Australia is the law of Australia.”
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Katyusha scanner targets web servers with instant chatFrom what we can tell, you can either rent an instance of the crooks' Katyusha Scanner Pro for $200 per month, or install a copy on your own system for $500.This software uses the Anarchi Scanner, a freely available penetration testing tool, to perform SQLi attacks on websites.Crucially, it can be controlled via the Telegram instant messaging system.So essentially, you run Katyusha on an internet-connected server, either rented or installed yourself, and then use Telegram to fire commands at it – such as attack somepoorbastard.biz or mydietpillsnotascam.org, and so on, until you hit a vulnerable site.A light version of the scanner is available, too, if you think you can exploit any discovered bugs yourself.
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Upon logging in to try out the service, I was disappointed to see how little information was presented in terms of delivery options.I live in a smaller city — so it’s understandable that the app, a startup that’s large in New York City and San Francisco, hasn’t reached full-scale operations in my area.And building at scale is hard — it can take a few weeks or months for a product or service to get off the ground in a new location, especially for companies with a two-sided marketplace.But launch is a time when marketing and support teams shouldn’t write off a new city.Even if a company is experiencing supply shortages or glitches, great local marketing tells those early customers that you’re aware of new city issues.If the city is not yet at capacity, say so upfront — explain that wait times may be longer, provide messaging at times when services are not available, and offer rain-check discounts to compensate.
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the United states growth of e-commerce ferocious pace and great benefits is Amazon.for Example, the traditional department store chains Macy sja Sears are already close to crisis with the online store grows and stores is echoed in emptiness.a Sample of amazon's ambition was a couple of weeks ago, the company made a $ 13 billion offer organic supermarket chain Whole Foods.the offer of with almost all of the us retailers, the share price dipped by.for Example, Walmart value of the evaporation of $ 17 billion.Amazon can logistics machinery, volumes and data mass to press the margins at the grocery store.
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Outdoor advertising firm Primesight has retained one of the UK’s biggest outdoor contracts with Network Rail, which will see it maintain and operate more than 2,000 billboards.Following a competitive pitch, the company announced it will build 20 new digital billboards across the network by 2018, including at Vauxhall and London Bridge.Furthermore, Primesight will take full control of the advertising rights on the Network Rail bridges.The contract lasts seven years and is reportedly the most extensive network on offer in the UK.Naren Patel, chief executive at Primesight, said: “We are delighted to have been reappointed to the Network Rail contract, which cements our number one position in the classic billboard market.The addition of the Network Rail bridge estate is a testament to our focus on the billboard sector of the Out of Home industry.
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the investment legend Warren Buffett donated on Monday about a $ 3.2 billion, or 2.8 billion worth of stock to five different charitable organizations.the Donation consists of a Buffett-based Berkshire Hathaway to 18.6 million B shares from the Donation told Berkshire Hathaway bulletin.Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, will get shares of more than 2.4 billion dollars in value.Gates's, buffett's long-time friend and hear the Berkshire Hathaway board.the Remaining shares of Buffett sharing his late wife according to the designated Susan Buffett Thompson foundation as well as their children lead charitable foundations.Buffett decided in 2006 to share stages almost the entire fortune to charity.
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If you were like most kids, you at least ventured the thought of becoming an astronaut when you grew up.The idea of flying into space and maybe even walking on the moon just sounds so cool when you’re a youngster — and maybe even as an adult — but you don’t often consider all the compromises associated with it.A group of four volunteers are about to embark on an experiment that will test the limits of their endurance by being sealed in a laboratory for a whopping 200 days without any outside contact, and it’s all for the dream of a manned moon mission.As reported by the Chinese government-run People’s Daily news agency, the four brave souls will be aiding the country’s space agency in identifying the challenges and issues that might arise when it finally sends its own astronauts for a medium-to-long-term stay on the moon.The lab, called Yuegong-1 (or “moon palace”), is located at Beihang University.It’s a 160-square-meter sealed structure with self-sustaining life support systems that includes a greenhouse lush with plant life.
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LG Q6 har figurerat i rykten senaste tiden och förväntas bli en mindre, och mindre påkostad, tappning av flaggskeppet G6.Tillverkaren sägs dock ha behållit den slimmade designen.Enligt @Onleaks lyder yttermåtten 142,6 x 69,3 x 8,1 millimeter.Om det stämmer är Q6 cirka sex millimeter lägre, samt försumbart mindre på bredden.Andra egenskaper som nämns är en ensam bakre kamera och en bakåtriktad högtalare.Telefonen presenteras eventuellt redan senare under tisdagen, då vi i så fall naturligtvis återkommer med alla detaljer.
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There’s no question whatsoever that the 3rd-Generation Nest Learning Thermostat is the hottest new smart thermostat on the market.It’s insanely sleek, the software is as simple and smart as ever, and it even includes great added features like Amazon Alexa integration.The only downside is that it’s a bit pricey at $249, though that’s not really such a bad deal if you consider how much money it’ll save you on your energy bills each month.Still, we always jump at the opportunity to save some cash, and a limited-time Amazon sale has slashed the cost of Nest’s latest-gen smart thermostat.Here are some highlights from the product page:Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
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Some 400,000 of you out there are eagerly awaiting the day when you can take delivery of your shiny new Tesla Model 3, but you're going to have to wait a little bit longer.The first full-production version of that car has just rolled off the assembly line, and it's destined for the garage of Elon Musk himself.The Model 3 is Tesla's first proper mass-produced car, with a production volume goal of 500,000 units in 2018.That's a very aggressive ramp-up from the approximately 85,000 cars the company sold in 2016.Helping that volume is a much simpler design for the Model 3 than either the Model S or Model X that came before, and helping demand is the price: around $35,000.Earlier this month, Musk pledged that 30 cars will be delivered at a July 28 launch event.
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