Justin Cornell

Justin Cornell

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Is Alexa pretty nifty behind a barbecue, then?I’ve asked, but she just says ‘‘cooking is beyond me at the moment’.Which, to be fair, is what I always say when I fancy a pub lunch.But this battery-powered Echo Dot accessory means she’s now much better at serving up barbecue music and marinade recipes.The Vaux swallows up your second-gen Dot, and plugs into it via microUSB and 3.5mm cables.Cool, so I can take Alexa to picnics and festivals too?
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The Nintendo Switch launched last Friday, a day I largely spent playing Zelda and milking an imaginary cow.If you are one of the people who splashed out on Nintendo’s latest gambit, we’d like to know how you’re getting on with it so far.What do you make of the Switch?Are you happy with the hardware?Do the Joy-Cons pass muster?Are you finding yourself using the thing more as a home console or as a handheld?
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Bluecall är en app som ska sänka tröskeln för att söka hjälp för psykiska problem.Appen består av tre nivåer, förklarade grundarna när Breakit pratade med dem i höstas.Först får man möjlighet att ringa stödsamtal till volontärer helt kostnadsfritt.Nivå två innebär att man får prata med mentorer som är utbildade inom stödsamtal.Den tredje nivån är ännu olanserad, men tanken är att användarna då ska kunna prata med legitimerade psykologer.Nu fyller man på kassan med ytterligare 1,7 miljoner kronor.
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The Switch has only just launched, but already there are numerous complaints about poor design decisions, faults and breakages.This sad compilation of some of the problems so far makes for depressing viewing, especially if you've already bought the console.Of course, when any product sells in large volumes, you're going to have people with issues - but some of the problems seem to be more to do with Nintendo's design choices than plain old bad luck.For instance, as one Reddit user points out, the dock doesn't even need the front panel that's been scratching people's screens:Another pointed out that someone fixed one of the common issues with sync on the left Joy-Con by soldering a simple wire that Nintendo could have done themselves:If you've got a Switch, there are some clever suggestions already for how to fix some of the issues – but that's not the point.
Sweden
It notifies the state to the investor in a press release.“I've been on a major expansion at iZettle, both when it comes to recruiting talent but also build strong teams.I take with me this experience to Almi Invest and look forward to working closely with the portfolio companies with team development," says Petra Weslien.She took on the role as HR director at Izettle as late as 2015 and is now submitting its mail barely two years later.The Swedish fintechbolaget has so far this year, also become the PR-manager Wilhelmina Douglas and affärsutvecklingschefen Björn Lindberg.In the fall, ended the product manager Peder Stahle after six years at the company.
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Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into.That’s happened with Hot Wheels, and now my home is lined with endless orange track and dozens of little cars to accidentally step on.Hot Wheels has spanned generations, and I suppose that’s part of why I took such a liking to Hot Wheels: Race Off for iOS and Apple TV.It’s fun for me as a one-time fan, and fun for my young son to watch and potentially play very soon.Honestly, I’m surprised at how hard I was sucked into it for a good few days.But while Race Off’s vibrant action is solidly entertaining, the freemium grind can be punishing—and it’s one that restarts with each new car you unlock.
UK
In this industry and in this line of work, leaks are a fact of life.Sure, companies take great pains and sometimes employ drastic measures to prevent leakage of potentially damning information, but even the once tight Apple is no longer immune to that.So it’s not exactly a huge surprise to see a video showing off a purported Galaxy S8 device, especially one so short that it barely adds anything to what we’ve seen so far.More interesting, however, is the origin and “story” behind the video, which might be as short-lived as its running time.You know those anecdotes about how people push the red button despite having big, fat warnings not to push the button?Well, this Galaxy S8 doesn’t have a red button, but it does have the big warnings not to take a picture of the device, not to sell it, and not to leak it out.
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As more devices join the internet of things, from toasters and washers to refrigerators and home thermostats, the number of avenues for attacks by ill-meaning hackers widens.Aware of the dangers, Forbes Technology Council experts offer these methods for end users to use to help protect their devices from being hacked.Remember That End Users Play A Crucial Role In SecurityConsumers should understand the crucial role they play in cybersecurity, especially in regard to IoT devices, which have become increasingly accessible and vulnerable to hacking incidents.Consumers can make great strides in protecting themselves by using devices from reputable manufacturers, and protecting sensitive information like passwords and login credentials.- Mark Benson, Exosite, LLC
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Cumbria and Kent are about to become the UK's battery compartments, with the two sites set to benefit from a £250m investment in energy storage.The end result will be two battery farms able to store 50 megawatts of power between them, and perhaps even a bit more than that if staff blow on them and swap them around.Cleator in Cumbria and Glassenbury in Kent are the sites, which will be using traditional lithium-ion storage banks to save up green electricity generated from the windy days to keep our fridges working on non-windy days.Operator VLC Energy is doing it under the National Grid's enhanced frequency response scheme, under which suppliers have to be able to provide their power within one second of demand rising, helping ensure the lights don't go out and the chargers don't stop charging by balancing the load on the power grid.LG Chem and NEC Energy Solutions are building the batteries.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
Sweden
Jag har försökt ladda ner Microsofts fotoprogram Windows Photo Gallery, men det fungerade inte.Jag fick meddelande att det inte gick att konfigurera installationsprogrammet.Microsoft hänvisade till programmet Foton som ingår i Windows 10, men det programmet är jag inte speciellt glad i.Microsoft håller tyvärr på och avvecklar Windows Photo Gallery och övriga i program i det så kallade Windows Live-paketet.När jag frågade Microsoft om aktuell status svarar de så här:"Programmen kommer inte sluta fungera, däremot slutade vi ge support till programmen den 10 januari, vilket kan innebära en ökad säkerhetsrisk.
Sweden
Boktjänstens årsrapport togs emot positivt av marknaden under tisdagsmorgonen.Tjugo minuter efter börsens öppning hade Storytels aktie stigit med 6 procent till 67,5 kronor.Storytels abonnenter uppgick i slutet av 2016 till 341 500 personer, att jämföra med 245 400 föregående år.Under året har bolaget ökat intäkterna från streaming från 91,7 Mkr till 147,4 Mkr.Två milstolpar under året är även att bolaget nu blivit lönsamt i Norge och Danmark.Läs mer: Storytel slår förväntningarna under Q4
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From Audi’s “Drive Progress” campaign to Kia’s “Hero’s Journey” commercial, companies that can master emotional connections in a digital era will rise above the rest.Studies have shown that emotionally connected buyers are even more valuable than highly satisfied ones, but many fear that maintaining and growing these connections is hindered by technological barriers.The truth is, marketing technology hasn’t served as a hurdle for brand-consumer connection; on the contrary, it’s been a catalyst.If you take a look as some of today’s leading martech campaigns, you’ll notice that emotional marketing is actually enhanced through digital tactics, helping brands build even stronger, long-lasting bonds with consumers.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
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As a bonus will also urklassiska Nokia 3310 in a recent version.today, Monday 27 February, draws the big mobilmässan the Mobile World Congress MWC started in Barcelona.One of the really big snackisarna before the fair has not been about what Samsung, LG or Huawei should show up – instead the network has surrat with rumors of the former Finnish mobilgiganten Nokia and their expected comeback here in Barcelona.In 2016, came news that Nokia would come back as mobiltelefonmärke.however, It is not about a new start in the traditional sense – instead, Nokia has signed a license agreement with the fresh Finnish company HMD.the Agreement gives the young company the right to create new mobile phones and tablets with the classic brand Nokia.
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Patric Verrone’s two-and-three-quarter-inch plastic figurine of Donald Trump—he has been selling one per day, for around a hundred dollars, on eBay—is based on a 1968 toy figure of the Republican Presidential hopeful Charles Percy.Verrone has kept Percy’s stately pose—right hand grasping a lapel—and svelte physique, but given him a Trump makeover, with a fuller face and a yellow coif.He made Trump’s tie bright red and much wider than Percy’s.business, where he worked as a writer on every episode of the animated comedy “Futurama,” which earned him a not-quite-Trumpian stream of residuals.Verrone was one of many thousands of children who collected them and pitted Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Pierce against their toy soldiers.Years later, while writing for “Futurama,” Verrone helped make the disembodied head of Richard Nixon a recurring character.
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Tech companies are preparing to go to bat for transgender rights when the Supreme Court takes on the issue next month.As Axios reports, led by Apple, a number of prominent companies will file a court brief arguing in favor of the 17-year-old lead plaintiff, transgender Virginia high school student Gavin Grimm.Other companies that will reportedly sign on include Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, Tumblr, Slack, Yelp, Box, Affirm, Ebay, GitHub and Box.More are expected to join the brief before the case begins.The news comes the day after a wave of tech leaders made public statements in support of protections for transgender students.
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My company is planning on sending out direct mailers.I compiled a list of 800 companies that I want to send them out to.Our product is incredibly niche, so it's not a mass marketing mailer.Is there a product on the market that allows (preferably bulk) input of addresses that validates the company and address are still the same?Many websites will list one address, and I'll find the address as something else on a different list, so I am looking to make sure I'm sending to the correct address.I have found several options that validate the address exists.
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If you believe what some pundits claim, gun crime is at an all-time high in America.Admittedly, small pockets of the country are facing high levels of violence and Chicago s almost obscene 4,000-plus gun-related incidents last year shouldn t be ignored.And while it s quite normal for movies or TV shows to tackle social issues, video games usually shy away from them, so it s surprising to see the PC game We Are Chicago tackling the subject – or attempting to, at least.Living in a run-down neighbourhood in the city s south side, Aaron Davis is your average, everyday underprivileged black kid: school problems, family problems, money problems, gang problems.The dialogue-based point-and-click gameplay is an obvious way to approach his world, but it s not essential to the point of the game.The point here is to educate more than interact, and through the contrast of the mundanity of a struggling existence and the acts of violence that threaten what should be a well-lived life, we re given a measured glimpse of the trials facing these communities.
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Pest control firm Rentokil has developed a mouse trap that connects to the internet, to alert the company when it has been activated.The BBC's Chris Foxx asked the company's Berwyn Evans what benefits the £1,300 kit offered over a traditional mouse trap.
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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is stepping up his war on feral hogs with a move that he says will bring about an "apocalypse" for the crop-destroying animals.Miller has approved the use of the pesticide warfarin to poison the state's 2.5 million or so wild hogs, reports Gizmodo, which calls the step "chemical warfare" but notes that feral hogs cause an estimated $1.5 billion in damage nationwide every year."They're so prolific, you can't hardly keep them in check,” Miller tells the Austin American-Statesman."This is going to be the hog apocalypse, if you like: If you want them gone, this will get them gone."Miller—who introduced a law allowing hunters to shoot wild pigs from helicopters—says the product he approved for statewide use, "Kaput Feral Hog Lure," doesn't pose much danger to other animals because hogs are especially vulnerable to warfarin, and it would take higher doses than the bait contains to harm most other creatures.A Texas Hog Hunters Association spokesman, however, says they oppose the move and would rather stick to hunting and trapping.
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Nasa telescopes have discovered not one, not two, but seven earth-like planets that could host life and found rotating around a small star not too far away.A discovery that means the first realistic opportunity to search for the biological and alien life outside our solar system.the Planets orbiting a dwarf star which is called the Trappist-1, about 40 light-years away, or 380 trillion kilometres away.Which in the current situation would mean that it takes millions of years to travel there physically.at the same time is the planets so well that they will be studied in great detail, particularly in 2018, when Nasa's James Webb telescope to be postponed.Three of the exoplanets an exoplanet is a planet around a star other than the sun circles the right distance from the star in order to be beboliga and in the right circumstances, water would be able to exist on all seven, according to Nasa astronomers.
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