Jeff Lusk

Jeff Lusk

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Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives, essential point-of-care drug and disease information, and relevant professional education and CME (continuing medical education).Medscape first approached Heehaw, the Edinburgh based production company, in February this year looking for a Scottish based company to assist them with their global filming projects.The first project Heehaw and Medscape collaborated on was filming at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for a new episode of their online video series.Marina Kugler, Medscape’s video producer, said of the appointment: “I chose to work with Heehaw because they were reactive and it was clear they knew production.During the recordings, everything went very smoothly.The crew was a pleasure to work with, very nice and dynamic, with good suggestions.
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OmniTI calls time on Illumos-inspired operating systemDevelopment of OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source variant of Solaris – is being killed after five years of work.Active development of OmniOS by OmniTI is being suspended, we're told, with its current beta being the final release.OmniOS is a distribution of Illumos, which is derived from OpenSolaris, Sun's open-source flavor of Solaris.OmniTI chief executive Robert Treat promised his firm would still run "quite a bit" of the OmniOS project's infrastructure, and that some staff may continue to contribute.OmniTI spun up OmniOS to "push forward the OpenSolaris ecosystem" used in its business.
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Silicon pays a visit to the south coast to find out how Ben Ainslie Racing is using mobile technology to power its bid for the 2017 America’s Cup in BermudaLand Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) is leaving nothing to chance in its mission to become the first ever British winner of sport’s oldest international trophy: The America’s Cup.Sir Ben Ainslie will lead his eponymous team’s charge, assisted by a team of world class sailors, design and operations teams both in Bermuda and Portsmouth.And there is a consortium of British companies hoping to contribute to success and showcase their wares.“Any small improvements we can make – reliability, more information – can make a huge difference and that’s what TIG tries to achieve.”Read More: How the IoT is powering Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid
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2017 is shaping up to be the year of the virtual assistant, with Google and Amazon already rolling out their new Assistant and Alexa software to more devices over previous months.Not forgetting that Apple’s Siri has already nabbed a big share of the smartphone market, tucked away in every iPhone, and Microsoft continues to focus on Cortana.Samsung has also announced its new virtual assistant – Bixby – this year.Bixby takes this one step further by also supporting image inputs, either directly from the camera, by searching through your gallery of existing pictures, or by looking up pictures through the company’s web browser.This isn’t entirely new though, Google Now on Tap can accomplish similar results by performing a search based on what’s currently on your screen.The key thing here is that Bixby offers a slightly different take on how users will interact with it, compared with Google Assistant and Siri, for better or for worse.
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According to the latest report from South Korea, Samsung is working on a truly bezel-less display with four curves: not just the sides but also the top and the bottom.It is said that this would allow for a screen-to-body ratio of over 98 percent, though it’s not as easy as it sounds apparently.According to ETNews, Samsung Display and LG Display are looking for ways to create phones that are truly bezel-less and all-screen by curving all sides and eliminating even the top and the bottom bezels.However, the same source reports that there are technical difficulties in the lamination process, and that’s why it’s likely that we won’t see these displays until next year.The lamination process is essential in the production of OLED panels – it includes the protective layer as well as the touch film among other important components.The trouble is, however, when a display is curved on all four sides, the four corners are essentially useless; the current lamination process won’t let these corners register your touch.
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We also explore Netflix’s newest billion-dollar business model and six publishing trends Reuters says brands need to pay attention to.Our rants and raves include an overly harsh critique of brand studios and the need to question your choices; then we close the show with an example of the week from Mint.To help more brands excel at publishing, join us for a webinar on May 9th with CMI founder Joe Pulizzi.Six strategic lessons for publishers moving “beyond the article” (32:06): A post on theMediaBriefing summarizes a recent Reuters report that explores ways that news organizations are going “beyond the article” through tactics like distributed publishing, messaging apps and chatbots, virtual reality, and mobile-first video.What resonated most with me was the example set by conversation app company Quartz, whose Creative Director Brian Dell went on the record to say that the aim is not to marry commercial to editorial but, rather, to offer a great Quartz experience.The Q interview includes a discussion about Lincoln Electric’s stellar content marketing effort, Arc Magazine.
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Browser tabs used to help me stay organized.That sounds fine in theory, but then half an hour later, I’m buried in so many tabs I can’t even see their titles anymore.More often than not, tabs end up cluttering up my digital workspace, making it harder to find information when I actually need it.And while I’ve tried a myriad of tab management solutions – niche browsers, extensions, etc – none of them really seemed to solve the core problem.Yes, like back in the days when people actually used Internet Explorer.Tabs were created as an organizational system at a time when browsing the web and running native apps were largely separate experiences, and when opening multiple instances of a browser would slow your computer to a crawl.
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The second notable meteor shower of 2017 is kicking off tonight, and it’ll be your best chance of seeing the celestial event.The Lyrid Meteor Shower will be happening on both April 22 and 23, but if you can’t catch it tonight, tomorrow’s viewing will be less notable, so take note.NASA says viewers will be able to watch the meteor shower by finding the the Summer Triangle in the sky, where about 18 meteors will pass every hour.The Summer Triangle, for those unfamiliar, is a trio of stars named Deneb, Vega, and Altair.To see the Lyrid Meteor Shower, NASA explains, stargazers must first locate the Summer Triangle.This can be done by locating the bright star Vega in the Lyra constellation, which the space agency says will be located high in the (eastern) sky starting a few hours after 12AM.
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Uber has extended the internal investigation regarding sexual harassment.It is clear from a personalmeddelande from the director Arianna Huffington as the Recode published.Some of the company is reported to have been skeptical about the investigation, which is led by Obama's former minister of justice, Eric Holder will give any results.Uber, however, has been pushed further after it became known that Fox News fired Bill o'reilly accused of sexual harassment.the Matter became known when a female employee wrote in a blog post that she been the victim of sexual harassment, but to the human resources department at the company bothered.the Ubers ceo Travis Kalanick claimed that he is not aware of the allegations but promised to clarify the matter.
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Earlier this week we saw an iPhone 8 leak which suggested that the Touch ID sensor would migrate to the back of Apple’s next phone.Today we’re looking at a set of renders which make the exact same case for the smartphone.The possibility of one source rendering images based on the other is real – but the possibility that they’re independently sourced is also quite likely.This user generally sources material from all over the place, so it’s tough to tell whether their sources are legit.Regardless of this, the resulting imagery remains compelling.If these images turn out to be true, Apple’s next iPhone will need all the space it can get for display coverage.
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SEOUL—After rave reviews for its latest flagship smartphone, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S8 reaches U.S. consumers this week in one of the most closely watched product launches of the year.Samsung needs a seamless start for the S8 to help win back consumer trust, following its costly recall last year of 3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices due...
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Vind- och kärnkraftsproducenter blir de stora vinnarna i den blocköverskridande energiöverenskommelsens nya riktning.Energiminister Ibrahim Baylan (S) kallar den proposition som nu lämnas till riksdagen om en förlängning av elcertifikatsystemet till 2045, och ett nytt mål för förnybar el om 18 terawattimmar till 2030, för en ”utbyggnad som saknar motstycke”.– Det är den största utbyggnad som regering och riksdag någonsin har haft att ta ställning till, säger energiministern.Centerpartiets energiansvarige, Rickard Nordin, anser att det viktigaste är att producenterna av förnybart får mer stabila förutsättningar.De vet att systemet med elcertifikat blir kvar och att det ska byggas ut i jämn takt efter 2020.Det finns ett stort överskott av elcertifikat, vilket har sänkt priserna.
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Verizon’s pitch has always been simple: pay us more money than any other wireless carrier, get the fastest speeds and best network coverage in return.But in recent years, it’s been slipping.Thanks to the rollout of 4G technology and major investors by rivals, T-Mobile and AT are virtually level in terms of mobile data speed, and coverage is left as Verizon’s last real advantage.That won’t last for long.So, it makes all kinds of sense that Verizon is investing $1.05 billion to buy millions of miles of fiber-optic cable over the next few years, paving the way for faster 4G, setting the network up for the coming switch to 5G, and rolling out faster broadband to homes.Verizon announced a deal today with Corning, a US-based fiber-optic manufacturer that also just happens to make the Gorilla Glass covering your smartphone’s screen.
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the S-group this year a total of about 70 000 summer job applications, of which about half of the applicants Meet employment and money -into the program.in the Same relative share are also about 13 000 to recruit summer jobs.the regional cooperative trade and SOK group companies manage their recruitment independently and regionally.in Several regions the share of trade in held the so-called mass interviews, where they invited all the candidates.for Example, the share of trade häme land applications for a total of 6 to 200.Tampere were interviewed during the two days 1 700 applicants and the Bay was called for an interview 1 to 591 applicants.
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While it's hard to say how common this issue is, it's something to watch out for if you're planning on buying a Galaxy S8 this week.The AMOLED edge-to-edge curved display on Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 has been widely praised as one of the phone’s crowning features — but unfortunately, it seems some models may not be living up to expectations.According to a Korea Herald report, some customers in the region who have received their devices early are complaining about a red tint to the panel that cannot be corrected by changing the color balance in the settings.In a response to the article, Samsung reportedly told the publication the phenomenon is “not a quality problem,” and “can be adjusted with the phone itself.” However, if issues still remain, the company is encouraging those affected to visit a service center.The image shared in the report shows both a standard Galaxy S8 and the larger Plus variant affected by the red tint.Some have speculated the cause might be the unique construction of the display.
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Are you an Apple fan, and you’re feeling a bit nostalgic?Then you might want to check out the Internet Archive’s old-school Mac OS emulators.As spotted by Neowin, the archive now hosts Mac OS System 6 and System 7, as well as a variety of games and apps including Frogger, Space Invaders, MacPaint, and much more.Granted, you could already do all of this using an emulator on your computer, but being able to accessa retro OS from your browser is way more convenient, not to mention more accessible for less computer saavy folks.Still, you have the option to download the emulator if you’d prefer as well.To try it out simply head on over to the Internet Archive’s Macintosh library and tap on the software you want to try out.
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If you haven’t tried the Yakuza series yet, this might be the best way to get into it.Sega announced today that Yakuza Kiwami will come out for the PlayStation 4 in the Americas and Europe on August 29.This is a remake of the first game in the series, which tells the story of Kazuma Kiryu, a member of the Japanese mafia who is both kind and brutal, and his adventures.Yakuza originally came out for the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and managed to sell over 1 million copies.It spawned a series that now includes five sequels and one prequel (Yakuza 0, which came out in the U.S. in January).The remake will cost $30 and be available digitally and physically.Kiwami has new HD visuals, re-recorded dialogue from the original Japanese actors, and 30 minutes of new cutscenes.“Yakuza Kiwami provides an excellent starting point for those who have always heard about the series but have yet to try it,” Sega noted in a press release.“It preserves the charm of old-school, PS2-era beat-’em-up gameplay, but deftly combines it with a hard-boiled crime drama punctuated with the liveliness of Kamurocho — the fictional red-light district of Tokyo the game is set in — and all the distractions that a red-light district can offer.”Sega has also launched a new Yakuza website, Yakuza Experience.
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The eerie quality of man-made structures that have become completely abandoned exists outside of Fukushima Daiichi’s exclusion zone, where convenience stores and homes have stood utterly still since a reactor meltdown made the area uninhabitable in 2011.The same sort of disuse is probably somewhere in your nearest suburb.Videographer Dan Bell has been documenting America’s countless mausoleums of forgotten economic booms through his series Dead Malls.As the title suggests, he travels the country touring these sprawling facilities that have been made largely redundant by online shopping, losing “anchor” stores year by year.What remains are the ghosts of capitalism past: movie marquees that haven’t been changed since they shuttered, gated and gutted spaces where stores either fled or went out of business, and a few of the world’s last remaining Radioshacks.Bell’s commentary is part researched video essay and part unboxing video.
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Totalt inkom cirka 5 000 teckningar och bolaget får runt 2 000 nya aktieägare, enligt ett pressmeddelande.Genom nyemissionen där teckningskursen fastställdes till 13,70 kronor per aktie får företaget in 60 miljoner kronor före emissionskostnader.Bolaget hade redan på förhand fått 38 miljoner kronor säkrade genom ankarinvesteringar från bland annat AMF Småbolagsfond, Handelsbanken Microcap och C Worldwide Asset Management, som tidigare gick under namnet Carnegie Asset Management.Med finns även Industrial Development Partners som är ett företag som de tidigare Industrivärden-profilerna Anders Nyrén och Sverker Martin-Löf ligger bakom.XMReality tar in nytt kapital för att bland annat kunna utveckla sin produkt.Produkten är ett system som gör det möjligt för tekniker att med hjälp av en mobilkamera eller smarta glasögon bli vägledda av experter på distans.
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As we have written previously, Google has switched up in the battle for corporate customers.The nordic hotel chain is in the final stages of implementing its big move from the microsoft environment to a Googledito.It is, above all, Exchange and Office to be exchanged against the G Suite.There was too little flexibility in the Microsoft.Here we found something that worked better at the hotel.We have had the need of a communication platform where we can reach all our employees and not just a few, " says Didde Christensen, Nordic Choices chief technology officer.
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