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Joe Richards

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The US military and its partners are expanding their use of drones, turning to them for logistical purposes like resupply while expanding their abilities to defend against enemy drones.The latest piece of drone-related equipment is a 5-pound radar-gun-like device used to jam drones in remote areas orIn April, the US Army's Rapid Equipment Force purchased 50 of the
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Man ser snabbt likheterna med Beoplay A2 som vi testat förut.Utmärkt dansk design, men denna gång i rund form och i miniformat.Den tål också måttligt med väta.Den laddas lyckligtvis med en vanlig mikro-USB-laddare och räcker då i smått galna 24 timmar, om än inte på högsta volym.Läs vårt fullständiga test av Beoplay A1Runt den gummerade underdelen döljer sig skickligt strömknappen, volymknapparna och Bluetooth-parningen.
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For Kentucky Fried Chicken’s newest addition to the U.S. menu, the Colonel, played by actor Rob Lowe, gives a press briefing that mimics the U.S. putting a man on the moon, for the new menu item.The Zinger, which will be available on April 24, is one of the top selling sandwiches internationally for KFC."I have no idea how we'll launch a chicken sandwich into space, but the marketing team thinks they can do it," said Kevin Hochman, KFC U.S. president and chief concept officer, in a statement."What I do know, is the Zinger is the bestselling KFC chicken sandwich in 120 countries and it's now available in America."The spot, created with Wieden Kennedy Portland, begins with, “The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons.To push KFC’s crispy chicken to new heights.” It has Lowe dressed in astronaut gear speaking to the public about KFC’s space exploration.
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Legend, the company that dazzles up smartphones with a large dose of luxury, has taken the wraps off its new 24k gold and crocodile leather versions of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus.Both refined models are being offered in limited quantities; buyers get to choose between the ‘exotic leather’ edition or a different version featuring 24k gold and diamonds.Customization options are added on top of it all, including the option of adding gemstones and more.A quick look at Legend’s website reveals the type of products it has produced: iPhones and more decked out in diamonds, gold, leather, and more, each in different styles that include things like Celtic symbols and more.With the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus comes the two aforementioned models.Users can choose between 24k gold, rose gold, and platinum for their handset, as well as custom logos, hand engraved words, and gemstone settings.
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The race is still on in China’s bike-rental sector.Bike-rental startup ofo and the world’s largest bicycle producer Fushida recently entered into a strategic partnership that will see the latter manufacture 10 million bicycles for ofo every year, local media is reporting (in Chinese).Fushida chairman Xin Jiansheng said the company’s annual production capacity will top 10 million this year, representing a fifth of the global manufacturing output.In addition, the two companies will build together a global bike R center and conduct cooperation in supply chain, overseas market development and other areas.Ofo and its arch-rival Mobike are well-matched in terms of bike quantity.Mobike earlier told TechNode that their current annual production capacity is over 10 million bikes, and that they do not need to compete for production capacity as they have set up their own production factory and partnered with over 100 production partners and suppliers.Ofo CEO Dai Wei said the company now reaped over RMB 10 million in revenue a day and will hopefully turn a profit this year.He also revealed that the company, which had secured US$ 450 million in its Series D this March, will have two new financing rounds in the near future (in Chinese).In a recent interview with CNBC, Dai said that ofo is worth US$ 2 billion.
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With updates to its dynamic pricing system, Vacasa wants to offer smartly-priced vacation rentals with an algorithm that takes everything and the kitchen sink into account.A self-described tortoise to Airbnb’s hare, the Portland-based tech-fueled property management company argues that automated pricing in the vacation rental market is still pretty crude compared to sophisticated systems in the hotel and airline industry.Over the last eight years, Vacasa has grown from “one unit on the Oregon coast” to 5,000 units in 135 markets.In 2016, Vacasa picked up $35 million in a Series A round led by Level Equity, the biggest round raised by a Portland company since Puppet Labs closed a $40 million round in 2014.Today, Vacasa has more than 1,000 employees and a prime Portland tech scene headquarters in the 40,000 square foot office Simple moved out of in late 2016.Aside from engineers and analysts, Vacasa employs a full-time housekeeping staff to maintain consistency and cleanliness across the properties it manages, offering each of its employees a living wage.
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Satellitbilder över Nordkoreas testanläggning för kärnvapen granskas noga av experter, särskilt sedan landet hotat USA med ”obarmhärtig ödeläggelse”.I söndags upptäckte experterna tecken på ny och ovanlig aktivitet på testområdet en volleybollmatch.– Det tyder på att anläggningen kan vara på väg att gå in i ett viloläge, säger Nordkoreaexperten Joseph Bermudez, som är knuten till den ansedda analyssajten 38 North, enligt The New York Times.Nordkorea har redan genomfört fem kärnvapenprovsprängningar på testanläggningen Punggye-ri och det har spekulerats i att en sjätte är på gång.Volleybollspelandet står i bjärt kontrast till det misslyckade robottest som Nordkorea genomförde samma dag, som fick spänningarna på Koreahalvön att stiga ytterligare.På måndagen varnade Nordkorea för ”ett totalt krig” om USA väljer att ta till militära åtgärder.
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Here’s one that should spark no response at all from privacy advocates – at their annual F8 conference, Facebook has revealed that it has a 60 person team working on a new system that will enable users to type by simply thinking of what you want to say.Yes, Facebook is working on mind-reading.That means all those status updates you thought about posting but didn’t, now all your connections will know what you actually think.Well, not really, but that’s where the discussion’s undoubtedly going to lead.The announcement was made by Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook’s secretive ‘Building 8’ division which works on their more experimental projects.Dugan, who’s also a former director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), explained that their goal is not to read thoughts so much as to provide an easier way to engage in virtual environments - “something as simple as a yes-no brain click”.
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För bara en månad sedan presenterade den tidigare Tesla-toppchefen Peter Carlsson sitt nya gigantiska batteriprojekt Northvolt.Tanken är att bygga Europas största batterifabrik i Skandinavien.“Fullt utbyggd kommer den vara en halv miljon kvadratmeter stor, give or take.Breakit kunde då avslöja att finansprofilen Harald Mix, grundare av riskkapitalbolaget Altor, gått in som investerare i satsningen.Senare stod det även klart att jättarna Vattenfall och Stena investerat i projektet.Hela projektet beräknas kosta 40 miljarder kronor.
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to Pokémon Go’s glorious few weeks as mid-summer obsession.Facebook’s ambitions outstrip spurts of Snorlax-hunting, though.The result appears to be a world of technological marvels that both add to your immediate environment and put you at a remove from it.On the giant display that backstopped Zuckerberg’s presentation, these interactions all seemed vibrant, and innovative, and downright cool, a special-effects version of everyday life.What the demo neglected to include, though, was a pair of hands, holding up a 4.7-inch display, swiping away notifications so that you can just watch the dang breakfast sharks.Pulling off convincing augmented reality on smartphones takes remarkable know-how.
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A E and AMC reverse course on their downsized productionsOver the past couple years, several media companies have scrapped their lavish annual upfront events, opting for more intimate, and far less expensive, dinners and meetings with individual agencies.Discovery Communications, AMC Networks and A E Networks—joined this year by Viacom (for more on that company’s upfront strategy, go to page 14)—decided that when it came to splashy upfront spectacles, less was more.Peter Olsen, evp of national ad sales for A E Networks, said the company’s annual fête—held in late April or early May—had gotten lost in the crush of NewFronts and upfront events.“Everyone is talking about audience, but the only way to get great audience is through great shows and great brands, so let’s focus on them,” said Olsen, whose team is now conducting more targeted, data-heavy upfront discussions with buyers.AMC Networks also wanted to put its shows, rather than new data initiatives, in the upfront spotlight, as it brought its five networks together for the first time during its April 6 event.
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He won the Hall of Fame award from ISSA, and most recently, CSO magazine named him a CSO Compass Award winner as “The Awareness Crusader.” Winkler has designed implemented, maintained and assessed awareness programs for decades, in organizations throughout most industries.His espionage simulations examine the success of security programs in general, and also provide a base of knowledge in responded to incidents, many involving human exploitation.Christopher P. Skroupa : To introduce some of these ideas covered in your book, Advanced Persistent Security , let’s start off with your recounting your time at NSA, when you came across an obvious cyber vulnerability and how that spoke to the importance of detection in prevention.So when I worked at NSA, I worked with a woman whose last name was Kirk.Ok, the database ID is going to be your last name: Kirk.Now enter your password, Captain, C-A-P-T-A-I-N.” She looked at me in horror and said, “How do you know what my password is?” And I’m like, “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
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The upcoming Dragon Quest XI has had its Japanese released confirmed for July 29 for both the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game.However, the Switch release date has yet to be announced.In a recent event in Tokyo, we saw a lot more of the game in action, on both the PS4 and the 3DS.If you are not familiar with Dragon Quest, it is a series of formative Japanese role-playing games originally developed by Enix before it merged with Square.With character designs by Akira Toriyama and directed by Yuji Horii, the Dragon Quest games set the benchmark for all role-playing games that followed, including Final Fantasy.However, while Final Fantasy went on to be a huge success in not only Japan but also the West, Dragon Quest hasn’t really managed the same kind of transition.
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Fans have been complaining about the constant, never-ending high costs of “keeping up” with Hearthstone, but now there are some actual numbers to back up that grumbling.Everyone knew the game was probably going to get more expensive with an additional expansion a year now that Adventures were discontinued, but by how much?These calculations come from redditor Seaserpent02, who used a pack opening simulator and some math (lots of math) to figure out the average number of packs you’d need to buy to randomly get all the new cards in the 135 card expansion.And before you ask, yes, not only does this include duplicates from dust, it also assumes you are dusting all golden cards.The absolute fastest you could do it would be 214 packs, the max it would take would be 437 packs.The average lies in the middle at 316 packs, which would cost about $400 if you were buying in bundles of 50 (the highest bundle available to mobile and desktop users).
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There is now one less malicious botnet operating in the wild, which should mean a little less spam for all of us.Kelhios, one of the longest-running, most malicious botnets in the world, has reportedly been taken down by United States Department of Justice, following the arrest of its alleged operator, Russian programmer Pyotr Levashov.The botnet has been in operation since 2010, helping to deliver spam, steal login information and distribute ransomware, though will now be dismantled as part of a concerted effort of federal operatives and volunteer organizations.Levashov has been under investigation since as early as 2009 for running various botnets, though due to a lack of an extradition treaty between the United States and Russia — where he was suspected to reside — getting hold of him proved difficult.However, when he was found to be flying into Spain, where an extradition treaty does exist, he was picked up by local law enforcement and will likely now be shipped to the U.S. to face charges.In a joint investigation with security firm CrowdStrike and The Shadowserver Foundation volunteer group, DOJ officials discovered the same IP address was used to operate the Kelihos botnet and to access Levashov’s personal email account.
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Payments via Facebook Messenger rolled out for all U.S. users in June 2015rolled out for all U.S. users in June 2015, and vice president of messaging products David Marcus introduced a group payments option Tuesday.After launching the existing person-to-person payment solution in Messenger two years ago, we’re very glad to bring you group payments starting today.Splitting the bill, concert tickets, a present for a friend, lodging for a trip or whatever needs to be settled in a group is now easier than ever.And you can do it right in the very place you’re already using to make group plans.Product manager for consumer payments Partha Sundaram shared a guide to the new feature in a Newsroom post:
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How do we deal with huge and sudden changes in organic search traffic now that Google no longer posts major updates to its algorithms?Since many updates that formerly would have been assigned a name (like Penguin or Panda), or even a name and an incremental number (Panda 3.0) are now part of Google’s core algorithm, how can we know when an update is responsible for a traffic or ranking change?And even if we do know, what can we do with that knowledge?
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Om du vill ha maximal prestanda och kostnad inte är ett problem kan du styra in på Nvidias webbplats och beställa företagets nya toppkort – Titan Xp – för ynka 13 400 kronor.Titan Xp är en uppföljare till Titan X som nyligen överträffades av Geforce GTX 1080 Ti.Den har 3 840 processorkärnor, det maximala antalet som kan aktiveras i Nvidias GP102-processor som i Titan X och GTX 1080 Ti har 3 584 aktiva kärnor.Klockfrekvensen har också ökats från 1 531 till 1 582 megahertz.Det 12 gigabyte stora gddr5-minnet har också blivit snabbare och ger nu 11,4 gigabit per sekund genomströmningshastighet (en förbättring med 14 procent).
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Smartphone cameras started the selfie photo rage, and it shows no signs of slowing down.However, taking a picture of yourself with your phone can still result in a bad portrait, no matter how many megapixels your camera might have inside.Today, Adobe announced that its research team is exploring new ways to use artificial intelligence and machine learning, powered by Adobe Sensei, to help improve selfie photos.The company demonstrated what it is working on in a YouTube video.It showed an app that can take a normal selfie photo and then change the image so that the photo looks like it was taken from a greater distance.The app’s tools can turn a selfie image that might seen too tight or crooked into one that looks more like a normal head shot taken by someone else.
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I gave up on The Walking Dead back in season two.While I like bleak slogs toward the extinction of mankind as much as the next girl, it had started to feel like the show had no interest in moving forward, and no interest in building a larger storyline.The USA Network show, in which the citizens of Los Angeles are forced to live in a walled version of the city after an alien invasion, will end its second season tonight in a much bleaker place than it began.(Earlier this week, it was renewed for a third season.)In Colony’s first season, you were certain in every episode that the writers knew exactly where the show was headed, and it didn’t hesitate in introducing a messy idealogical war between the primary characters.But the show also seemed poised to expand its world greatly by the season finale.
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