Jennifer Ervin

Jennifer Ervin

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p If you're a OnePlus fan, you can earn rewards for recommending the company to your friends.OnePlus is going through quite a transition period right now.The company is selling out of the OnePlus 3T, which happens to be the last phone it has on sale.It is likely that the device will sell out right in time for the upcoming OnePlus 5.Also in time for the OnePlus 5, OnePlus initiated a referral program with discounts on purchases, as well as a new point system which you can earn points for OnePlus products you buy online.Those points can then be used to get you some free or discounted OnePlus gear.
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p A majority of UK marketers feel they are under additional pressure to gauge external factors that could harm their business in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in 2016, a study from media intelligence agency Meltwater has found.Researchers touched down with 252 senior-level marketers in the UK and found that nearly three quarters (72%) now had to keep their hand on the pulse of external factors.They felt that the extra pressure came from general uncertainty across the business (56%), budget constraints (52%) and the prospect of planning campaigns in other markets (36%).Furthermore, half of those polled said they take a manual or ‘ad-hoc’ approach to measurement, and that “things sometimes get missed”.Additionally, just under two fifths (39%) reveal there are so many media and sentiment measurement tools and solutions available, they are unsure which ones are theSomewhat damming was the fact that less than a third (27%) of senior marketers said their current methods of measuring external insight are watertight.
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p An AI that's curious about its environment could help machines learn general skills that can be transferred to other environments.Artificial intelligence is showing a greater range of abilities and use-cases than ever, but it’s still relatively short on desires and emotions.That could be changing, however, courtesy of research at the University of California, Berkeley, where computer scientists have developed an AI agent that’s naturally (or, well, as naturally as any artificial agent can be) curious.In tests, they set the AI playing games such as Super Mario and a basic 3D shooting game called VizDoom, and in the games, it displayed a propensity for exploring its environment.“Recent success in AI, specifically in reinforcement learning (RL), mostly relies on having explicit dense supervision — such as rewards from the environment that can be positive or negative,” Deepak Pathak, a researcher on the project, told Digital Trends.“For example, most RL algorithms need access to the dense score when learning to play computer games.
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p You don't necessarily have to go to college to achieve success — and people like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates prove that.Who says you have to go to college to get a degree?After dropping out of Harvard University 12 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has finally received his college degree — an honorary degree that he was awarded as part of his presentation of the commencement address to Harvard’s class of 2017.The news was first announced through a post on Harvard’s website, however it was followed by a whimsical and completely cringe-worthy video on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page — which also starred none other than Bill Gates, who gave the commencement address at Harvard back in 2007.“Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership has profoundly altered the nature of social engagement worldwide.Few inventions in modern times can rival Facebook in its far-reaching impact on how people around the globe interact with one another,” said Harvard in its post.
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p Kevin Jackson, Principal Engineer at Rackspace and Packt author, looks at the future of OpenStack, where it is now, and where it’s going.Kevin Jackson, Principal Engineer at Rackspace and Packt author, looks at the future of OpenStack, where it is now, and where it’s going.Founded in 2010 as a joint project by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack is widely used by businesses and organisations all across the world (HMRC, PayPal, Volkswagen, and CERN, to name a few) to build their own cloud storage.Today, cloud computing is essential even for small companies or those who have very little in the way of an IT department.For lots of businesses, private cloud is the way forward; statistics show that expenditure in the private cloud market is increasing, with OpenStack leading the way.“Ocata helps improve adoption of bare-metal and containers as well as ease upgrades between releases.”
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Gianforte used the resulting wealth and profile to champion the conservative causes he cares about and last year ran for the governorship of Montana.That bid failed, but then one of Montana's seats in Congress became available due to incumbent Ryan Zinke being appointed Donald Trump's secretary of the interior.Gianforte became the Republican Party's candidate and, despite a tight race, was widely felt to be on track to take a seat in Congress at a special election due on Thursday.Then came the altercation recorded below, in which Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs recorded being “bodyslammed” and punched by Gianforte after the candidate took exception and unexpected questions about his position on US health care policy.Just what happened before the recording above begins is not clear.Gianforte's campaign says Jacobs was not invited to the event, hectored the candidate and may have been uncomfortably close to Gianforte when he put his questions.
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p Redmond will likely use the acquisition to boost AI-based security in its software portfolioMicrosoft is poised to by cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million (£77m), in a move that is likely aimed to bolster the company’s security software and services portfolio.Financial news publication Calcalist reported that Redmond as agreed to acquired the Boston-based firm, which provides technology to automate responses to cyber attacks through the use of artificial intelligence (AI).Both Microsoft and Hexadite appear to be tight lipped on the details and ambition for the acquisition.Given how the WannaCry ransomware targeted Windows-based systems and wreaked havoc, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft will be looking at bolstering its security portfolio.And given Redmond’s interest in AI, which recently saw it invest in two AI startups through its Ventures division, it makes sense that that it should acquire technology that has smart tech and automation at its core.
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p Nu bjuds även kvinnorna in till första världskriget i EA Dices actionspel, Battlefield 1.Detta meddelar utgivaren EA själva via Battlefields officiella konto på Twitter.De kvinnliga soldaterna dyker upp i det kommande nedladdningsbara tillägget “In the Name of the Tsar” som äger rum på krigets östfront med den ryska armén, vars scout-klass kommer representeras av 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death.En bataljon som först formades i propagandasyfte, men som sedan slogs våldsamt i den ryska offensiven under första världskriget.The Women’s Battalion of Death is represented by the Russian Scout class.Details at EA Play, more info: https://t.co/vADTEbP6re https://t.co/VrRuBGVMeK
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p Chaos Computer Club's "Starbug" has taken a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8's iris-scanning authentication feature and found you can beat it with a photograph.The tools the group used aren't even remotely sophisticated: a camera in night mode, a contact lens, and a printer.To fool the sensor, supplied to Samsung by Princeton Identity, the “attacker” took a photo of the subject from a few metres' distance, printed it out, and dropped the contact lens over the iris to imitate the curvature of an eye (note: the CCC video doesn't mention this, but you'd have to get the printout aspect right, so as to make the iris the same size as the contact lens).When that image was presented to the camera, it unlocked, right on cue.As CCC spokesperson Dirk Engling says in the group's announcement, the integration between authentication and Samsung Pay means someone who can trick your phone can also spend your money.Night mode (that is, infrared filter switched off) is important, because with infrared in the image, “the fine, normally hard to distinguish details of the iris of dark eyes are well recognisable.”
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p Even though research and advisory firm Gartner says 30% of web browsing will be screenless by 2020, Purna Virji, senior Bing Ads PPC training manager, told marketers at the Inbounder on Monday (May 22) not to panic.Pointing to a Cortana video in which women plan a 30th birthday party in Las Vegas without any landing pages and instead rely on digital assistants to do the heavy lifting, Virji noted this is where consumers are headed, but she also reassured the Inbounder audience while there will be a shift away from screens, voice won’t kill screens – just like mobile didn’t kill desktop.According to Virji, we are training artificial intelligence (AI) to be human-like so that it looks at something, understands it, recognizes it and responds back – like Microsoft’s how-old.net, or the HowOldRobot, which is learning to understand faces and tell users how old they look, and Xiaoice in China, a social assistant on networks like Weibo and Touchpal – and who Virji said is designed to be users’ friend.“Using sentiment analysis, she can adapt her phrasing and responses based on positive or negative cues from her human counterparts.She can tell jokes, recite poetry, share ghost stories, relay song lyrics, pronounce winning lottery numbers and much more.Like a friend, she can carry on extended conversations that can reach hundreds of exchanges in length.”
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It results not from a traditional malware infection but from the combination of two legitimate mobile permissions widely-used in popular applications.That's according to computer scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology, who uncovered evidence the bug could be exploited by hackers to silently take control of devices and overlay screens with false information to hide malicious activity underneath – including password theft.In a release this week (22 May), experts warned the issue will likely be difficult to resolve because it relies on commonly-used Android features which can be misused even when they behave as normal."The two features involved are very useful in mapping, chat or password manager apps, so preventing their misuse will require users to trade convenience for security," he continued, adding: "This is as dangerous an attack as we could possibly describe."The second permission, known as "SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW," is a legitimate overlay feature often used in pop-up chat and social media applications.In a hypothetical attack scenario, the overlay capability show a mirrored version of the application to capture the user's credentials for the hacker, while the accessibility permission would then enter the data into the real app hidden beneath.
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p /p p /p p This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers./p p Google announced a series of upgrades for the Google Home and the Google Assistant at its I/O developer conference on Wednesday.The news falls into two categories: /p New markets: Google Home will be available this summer in Australia, the UK, France, Canada, Germany, and Japan.But Google has been moving fast to enhance the device's capabilities to bring it up to speed with competitors, by beginning to allow third-party developers to add their own skills last year, and introducing multi-user functionality last month.Amazon's Echo, which launched first, is beginning to see its early mover advantage erode.These could bring in customers that are looking for additional benefits and use cases that make their products more of a utility than a toy.And that could outweigh Amazon's broader product line.
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p For more than a decade, Eventbrite has sought to position itself away from being a service to sell you tickets, but about the overall experience.To achieve this, the company has been working on developing the Event Graph, designed to make it easier to discover relevant events and have you focus less on the process of obtaining a ticket.So far the results appear to be promising./p p “We are fundamentally helping people find great experiences,” remarked Scott Van Brunt, Eventbrite’s head of partnerships in an interview with VentureBeat.In July, Eventbrite began a partnership with Facebook that would allow users to buy event tickets directly through its site and apps — no longer would they need to go to third-party pages./p p While he declined to provide specific numbers, Van Brunt said that more than 500,000 events have been published to Facebook since Eventbrite began its distributed commerce strategy.
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As we have previously reported on the rumored that a new model of the Ipad Pro with a screen of 10.5 inches will be launched at Apple's WWDC event on June 5.Now the site Cult of Mac found the characters that we will see an upgrade although the Ipad Pro 12.9 inches.In the beta version of IOS 10.3.3 is, in fact, a number of new wallpapers, which is adapted to the size of the screen.Normally put Apple only to new wallpapers at the major upgrades to the IOS or when it is released new models of the Iphone or Ipad.Since the IOS 10.3.3 is not considered as a major upgrade, it remains the latter option.
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p We’re swamped with data these days.We set out to answer these questions and more by turning on our thought leadership event, The Tap, at Clerkenwell’s The Crown Tavern.Answering the all important questions were Helen Hunter, head of marketing strategy and innovation at Sainsbury’s, Adam Morecroft, senior propositions manager at NSPCC, Eilidh Macdonald, head of agencies at pulsar and Zach Thornton, external affairs manager at DMA.If you can’t show that you understand people, all the delivery channels in the world won’t help you.The sheer weight of all those noughts and ones is in danger of suffocating its effective use.Our panel were unanimous in saying relevance is the key.
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p hdysvaltain New York passenger car is plunged into the crowd in violation of a number of pedestrians, says, inter alia, The New York Post.Data increases, it is clear that the incident is being investigated as an accident.the Leaves and according to Reuters at least one person had died in the central Times Square in the square happened at the accident.the New York Post, the photograph shows the car going down the road of people lying on the ground.the Car crowd driving reason, there is so far no definite information.Police, however, told the newspaper the New York Times, that the driver appears to have been a drug or under the influence of alcohol.
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p Fintech firms not that thrilled about the ideaThe European Banking Federation (EBF) has asked the EU Commission to support a ban on "screen scraping".Screen-scraping services, seen as a first-generation direct access technology, allow third parties to access bank accounts on a client’s behalf using the client's access credentials.The Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) introduces a general security upgrade for third-party access to a client’s data.Earlier this month, 65 European fintech firms made their opposition to this known, stating in a manifesto (PDF) that "[T]he only functioning technology used for bank-independent [payment initiation services] and [account information services] must not be foreclosed."Privacy of client data, cybersecurity and innovation are all at risk if European Banking Authority (EBA) standards are dismissed and screen scraping continues, the EBF argues.
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after That, Trump allegedly revealed top secret information about the Russian foreign minister.Now in the united states over the news that Trump asked FBI director Comey to stop the FBI investigation against Trump's security policy adviser to the connections to Russia.Already Trump the president at the beginning there is speculation whether to continue his mission work through his to finish.for Example, a new zealand Victoria university maintained by the service provides the ability to predict the small financial stakes of the different events probabilities.the Service calculated by the probability that the Trump is not president anymore past the end of the year, has grown to just under 20% to over 30%.Can the Us president be removed from office?
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p I have to register a URL for a Digital Marketing Agency, but literally every .com URL I can think of is taken (not being used, just taken and not willing to sell) does anyone have any creative ideas of how startups work with URLs?So far I thought of (but are taken - note there are not marketing agencies using the name):GetAGENCYNAME MeetAGENCYNAME HelloAGENCYNAME ThinkAGENCYNAME AGENCYNAMEinc weareAGENCYNAMEAny other creative ideas I can search?Also thoughts on .io vs .ca if I just can't lock down a .com?
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the Swedish work environment authority has taken a closer look at 13 different hoverboards or electrical balance boards as they call them – and stopped the whole 10 of them from being sold in the store.This is after they missed things that the CE marking, the EC declaration and the Swedish user manuals.– the requirements and The questions we ask should every parent or teen who intend to buy a hoverboard also set to the store.We have now banned the retail chains that sell products that do not meet the requirements, " says Monica Torgrip, head of Technology at the Swedish work environment authority, in a statement.Hoverboards tends to go up when the snow melts, and have been under fire every season the last few years.Broken wrists and other injuries is one of the reasons, but also to the risk of fire.
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