Joel Schroeder

Joel Schroeder

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like.Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Amazon has kicked off its Black Friday deals early this November.Black Friday is still a week away, but Amazon couldn't help itself and has started releasing great lead-up deals.The contact sensors detect when windows and doors are opened or closed; the motion detectors use infrared beams to sense movement and heat in a room; the keypad lets you arm and disarm the system; the base station keeps the system online, and has a 110-decibel siren that sounds when motion is detected; and the range extender keeps the sensors connected to the base station.Both the base station and range extender have a 24-hour battery backup that will keep the system online in case of a power outage.
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Do you use the default Mail client on your PC, the one that comes with Windows 10, to read your email?How would you feel if Microsoft decided to throw in a few ads right at the top of your inbox?These aren’t rhetorical questions — as Windows news site Aggiornamenti Lumia noticed today, Microsoft is already testing that exact idea in a number of countries around the world.According to Microsoft’s FAQ, what we’re seeing is a pilot program, an experiment, a test that’ll theoretically help the company decide if it should actually roll out the feature for real.But it’s pretty unusual for a simple A/B test to have such a well thought out plan for getting your dollars: if you want to opt out, Microsoft says it’ll only cost you the typical $7 a month ($70 a year) for an Office 365 Personal subscription.Let’s take Microsoft at its word that this is just a pilot program, though, one that might vanish as quickly as it came, as my colleague Tom Warren does below.
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In addition to revealing the 2020 Corolla sedan Thursday night in California, Toyota made another announcement about its compact-car future.Toyota Motor North America vice president Jack Hollis told reporters that the automaker will introduce a Corolla Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.That will mark the first time the Toyota Corolla -- a nameplate that spans more than 50 years and claimed 46 million global sales -- has offered a hybrid powertrain in the US.Toyota offered no other details on the car tonight, promising only that we'd learn more when it debuts on Wednesday, Nov. 28.A teaser photo hints only that, like the company's other hybrids, the Corolla will have a blue-tinged Toyota badge.We can, however, make some educated guesses about the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.
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When he took office three years ago, the goal was to improved margins.in 2018, Martin Lundstedt appointed to the recipients of the award with the motivation: ”With great enthusiasm, depth of industry expertise and a comprehensive team has the leader of the Year, Martin Lundstedt successfully transformed one of Sweden's largest companies.”Martin Lundstedt step into the Volvo audio lab in Lundby with the energy and tempo that a kampanjande american politicians.a Few minutes later, in a chosefritt conference, maybe two times five metres, talking Martin Lundstedt on how his leadership abilities have emerged. " I think I have a natural orientation to take the initiative, even during my childhood.Martin Lundstedt started as a trainee at Scania
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We're still more than a week out from the official kickoff for Black Friday 2018 on Nov. 21.But B is jumping the gun with a sale on the new 2018 MacBook Air that starts today.But $100 to $150 off a brand new Apple laptop, which was introduced just a couple of weeks ago, ain't nothing.In fact, with the deal, the brand new 2018 MacBook Air is only $100 more than the comparable 2017-era base model, which starts at $999.And the new edition features a superior display, a much faster processor, Touch ID and a bigger touchpad -- all in a more compact footprint.(Note that Best Buy is currently offering deals on the 2017-era MacBook Air, starting at $800, as well as the 2017 and 2018 MacBook Pros, which its discounting by up to $250.)
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Det svenska riskkapitalbolaget Northzone deltar i en runda värd 120 miljoner pund, motsvarande 1,4 miljarder kronor, i den brittiska mäklartjänsten Nested.Finansieringen består både av lån och renodlat kapital.Även brittiska Balderton Capital, som backat svenska bolag som Soundtrack Your Brand och Tictail, bidrar med finansiering.Nested är baserade i London och grundades 2016 av Matt Robinson, Phil Cowans och James Turford.Sedan starten har bolagt sålt runt 400 bostäder på en bostadsmarknad som mattats av på grund av brexit-oro.Läs mer: Svenska Northzone investerar i tyskt elscooterbolag
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LG G7 ThinQ (Sprint): Save $432 on service at Best BuyThis offer on the high-end LG G7 is a little more difficult to puzzle out.Instead of paying $33 per month for two years you'll pay only $15.That's $18 back for each month of a 24 month installment plan.Nov. 22 at 5pm, through Nov. 24.See at Best Buy LG G7 review
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Earlier this month, people in Central Park noticed the presence of a majestic Mandarin duck.With his bright pink beak, mohawk of blue and gold, and proud chest feathers of royal purple, the mysterious visitor has returned—and quickly captured our collective heart.Dubbed “glamour duck,” by Twitter and the fashion magazine Elle, the New York Times sent a reporter and photographer to cover his perplexing appearance on a pond in the southern tip of the city’s biggest park.Regardless of his origin, the paper of record found New York City birders in a state of near ecstasy as they caught a glimpse of the babe bird.As one person put it on Twitter, “life goals: the unnamed mandarin duck that mysteriously appeared in central park and has sent every birdwatcher into a fainting spell.”His existence also seemed to keep Twitter happy for some time, a tough feat on Halloween, when timelines are replete with gaud and glitter.
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In the age of the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS refuses to dieIn the age of the Nintendo Switch, the company's older 3DS handheld tends to get the short end of the stick in terms of press and player attention.But Nintendo has maintained that it's not going to abandon the dedicated portable, which showed surprisingly resilient sales as recently as this January.In a recent financial briefing, Nintendo recommitted to keep selling and supporting the 3DS, and the company explained why the eight-year-old system continues to have a place next to the Switch.Nintendo 3DS is set apart from Nintendo Switch by its characteristics as a handheld game system that is lightweight, price-friendly, and highly portable.Affordability is the strong point that positions Nintendo 3DS in a niche clearly separate from Nintendo Switch.
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In its 2018 third quarter earnings report out today, the social network confirmed that the number of daily active users in US and Canada has remained flat at 185 million, while the number of European users has slipped from 279 million to 278 million.The latter may be a direct result of recent European privacy regulations, namely GDPR, which initially caused Facebook to lose 1 million monthly active users after it went into effect in May.Overall, the company continues to grow thanks to international expansion, adding 9 percent year over year to its daily active user base for a total of 1.47 billion people.The total number of month active users grew 10 percent from this time a year ago, to 2.27 billion people.And it’s no longer growing in the markets in which it makes the most revenue per user (North America and Europe).So the fear of more user falloff and a lack of new user retention — and the inevitable ad revenue decline that would instigate — has some critics and analysts worried about its future.
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Nordea och Länsförsäkringar först ut med Googles betallösning i Sverige.Har du en annan bank får du vänta.Apple och Samsung har redan lanserat sina betallösningar i Sverige, nu kommer Google in som tredje teknikjätte på marknaden.I dag släpps Google Pay och bankerna Nordea och Länsförsäkringar är med från start, rapporterar Svenska Dagbladet.För onlinebetalningar fungerar Google Pay på alla datorer, surfplattor och mobiler som kör webbläsaren Google Chrome, men vill du använda tjänsten i en fysisk butik krävs en telefon som kör Android 5.0 Lollipop eller senare.Appen finns att ladda ned här.
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In a movie that’s oh-so-totally ’80s, no moment in The Lost Boys is more ’80s than the boardwalk saxophone performance.It’s when the greased-up buff dude who looks like Triple H from WWE (long before anyone knew who that was) wails on his sax at a boardwalk concert in vampire-plagued Santa Carla, CA.The gathered crowd, which includes nearly all of the film’s stars, rocks out hard to this majestic musical display.If you don’t know the scene, well, you may not appreciate this perfection created by artist Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft (who creates basically every movie emoji you see on Twitter these days) as much—but it’s still hilarious and wonderful.“October is just a great excuse to draw all my favourite horror movies, so every year I try and do something that scratches that itch,” Torrence told io9 via email.“I eventually always go back to The Lost Boys because it’s one of my all time favourites and I basically just want someone to hire me to make a full length animated version of the movie.”
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Dockless electric bicycle and scooter startup Lime is set to fire up its first expansion into the UK market with a soft launch in Milton Keynes.The San Francisco firm, which is valued at $3bn (£2.3bn), is exploring an office in the UK with plans to hire a country manager and up to 20 staff based in the Midlands town, according to the Sunday Telegraph.The launch will primarily see the firm concentrate on its so-called e-bike services, rather than its scooters.It counts Uber among its competitors, as well as its investors, as the ride-hailing giant floated plans to shift its focus from cars to electric bikes and scooters in August.The firm currently operates under the moniker of Jump, an e-bike startup it acquired in April for a reported $200m.Other rivals include Bird and Taxify, which have both launched e-bike and scooter services in several European cities.
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Why did Apple’s Jony Ive name Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp as one of the figures in technology who he believes will change the future?During the 25th anniversary festival for WIRED last week, the Gadget Lab team had the chance to interview Sharp on stage, among other high-profile technologists.Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing these taped conversations as a part of the podcast.In this particularly interview, Mike and Arielle ask Sharp what it’s like to receive praise from Ive, how machine learning is changing software design, and whether Pinterest can remain once of the internet’s last happy places.Show notes: Click here to read more about Jony Ive’s nomination of Evan Sharp for our 25th anniversary issue.And here’s Lauren’s WIRED 25 interview with Kevin Systrom, which we mentioned in this week’s show.
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Now take the capital, which values the company to 20.8 million.the Money will give us a springboard to come out on the market in Rwanda and Uganda and to continue to build strong partnerships for the future”, says Karoline Beronius, who is the principal owner and the ceo of the company.Users can get an address, even in the most unexpected places, both in the fast-growing urban slums and on the trackless countryside.”We think it is a medborglig right to have an address and that it should be free,” says Karoline Beronius.Without an exact address it is difficult to deliver and get access to banking servicesthe Company was started in August of last year, but work has been in time since 2016.
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The Transportation Security Administration on Monday laid out its roadmap for the use of facial recognition on US domestic flights.It focuses on partnering with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on biometrics for international travelers, expanding them to passengers using TSA Precheck, ultimately using facial recognition on more domestic travelers and improving the infrastructure supporting all this.The travel security agency has been testing fingerprint system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Precheck lane since June 2017, and is partnering with Delta Airlines to launch its first biometric terminal there later this month.It says facial recognition will automate processes including self-service bag drop, ID verification and flight boarding, with the goal of reducing the need for physical forms of identification -- Australia is spearheading efforts to implement a passport-free facial recognition system that confirms a traveler's identity by matching their face against stored data."By testing biometrics technology in the airport environment, TSA hopes to increase security effectiveness and stay ahead of the threat," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske in a statement.Facial recognition software in Washington Dulles International Airport caught a man trying to enter the US illegally in August, three years after CBS News saw a demonstration of the system there during a pilot program.
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Apple’s most egregious crime in recent memory — a subpar bagel emoji — has been rectified, as first spotted by Jeremy Burge of Emojipedia.In the fourth beta release of iOS 12.1, it appears that the bagel has been replaced with a new icon that features both cream cheese and a doughier consistency more reminiscent of a fresh, hand-rolled bagel and not the frozen and machine-cut grocery store variety it was accused of emulating in its original form.If you haven’t been following the bagel emoji controversy, it’s likely because you have better ways to spend your time.But to catch you up quickly: the iOS bagel emoji — like Android’s goofy cheeseburger one that generated negative headlines last year — was widely decried for its unappetizing look and its lack of cream cheese.Many thought it looked like the kind of bagel you bought in a six-pack from your local grocery store:I’m organizing a march in New York City against Apple’s just-revealed bagel emoji, which comes out with the next iOS update.
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In the beginning of 2015 started Stockholmsbolaget Inkonova develop a drone that could freely move his so-called ”arms”.In this way it can get around in tight spaces, like underground mines and tunnels, in a way that other drones can't.Now Inkonova gotten into the japanese drönarbolaget Terra Drone as a partner, with an investment of 3.1 million in the company.According to the Inkonovas co-founder and ceo Ahmed AlNomany, there are plans to bring in more capital in the coming months.Besides the capital, which Inkonova have had the need for a longer time, helps the Terra Drone even with a global network and technical expertise.”Terra Drone will help us scale our business development and commercial skills and take our technology to the next level,” says Ahmed AlNomany, co-founder and ceo of Inkonova to drönarsajten Suas News.
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With its regulatory woes behind it — and the acqui-hire of fintech startup Pariti — Tandem‘s product roadmap appears to be picking up pace.The challenger bank founded by Ricky Knox has launched its second credit card today, this time targeting people in the U.K. who have yet to build up a credit history at all.Credit cards are already one of the most effective ways of improving your credit score (presuming you are approved for one and always repay on time, of course) and it seems that Tandem wants a piece of that action.Dubbed the “Journey Card,” Tandem says the new credit card is “a way for those who haven’t had credit before to build up a strong credit profile”.The upstart bank says it is tapping into a climate where people are realising the importance of credit scores for building a better future and how essential a decent credit score is when taking out further credit such as a car loan, mortgage and other longer-term financial products.However, although the new Journey Card shares the same low FX fees when spending abroad, there are some key differences compared to the original Tandem Cashback Card.
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Over a week after authorities announced that six shared-bike firms would be granted licenses to operate in Singapore, China-based firm Ofo has raised its prices by up to three times – a double whammy for its users, who now also have a smaller pool of bicycles to tap on.Those who opt for the pay-as-you-go service will be charged S$0.50 (US$0.36) per unlock, over and above a rate of S$0.50 per 15-minute block.The new price schedule means that any ride lasting less than 15 minutes will cost S$1 (US$0.72), while a 30-minute ride will set a user back by S$1.50 (US$1.09) – triple the previous S$0.50 rate for each 30-minute period.A one-hour ride will now cost S$2.50 (US$1.81), twice what it did previously.A longer term pass will cost users S$8.99 (US$6.51) for 30 days, S$16.99 (US$12.29) for 60 days, and S$26.99 (US$19.53) for 90 days – up from S$6.99 (US$5.06), S$15 (US$10.85), and S$25 (US$18.09), respectively.Beijing-based Ofo is one of six companies to obtain operating licenses under the Singapore Land Transport Authority’s (LTA’s) new regulatory regime for dockless bike-sharing.
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