EQT går in i det svenska musikbolaget Epidemic Sound, erfar Di Digital.Epidemic Sounds grundare stannar kvar som ägare och riskkapitalbolaget Creandum deltar i den nya investeringen, enligt Di Digitals källor.Hur mycket pengar riskkapitalbolaget går in med är oklart, men värt att notera är att det enligt uppgift inte är EQT:s teknikgren EQT Ventures som investerar utan fonden Mid Market Europe.Fonden tog tidigare i år in cirka 16 miljarder kronor och ska göra enskilda investeringar i storleksklassen 1–3 miljarder kronor.Läs mer: Epidemic Sound om succéåret: ”Kan inte växa snabbare än så här””EQT Mid Market har följt Epidemic Sound i flera år och det är verkligen en av Sveriges bäst bevarade hemligheter med ett unikt erbjudande till sina kunder i snabbväxande marknadsvertikaler.
Conclusively answering the question “why can’t I have a Faraday cage for my home?” and simultaneously raising the fear “can eating chicken make me a little crazy?” is this, KFC’s latest monstrosity.Dubbed the Internet Escape Pod, what may look like an igloo-shaped tent within the awkward embrace of Colonel Sanders is in fact a way to stay offline with your loved ones.KFC, who despite making reasonable chicken are clearly still capable of some bad decisions, claims the pod is perfect for those wanting go avoid Cyber Monday madness.If you’ve not been keeping up to date on your invented holiday shopping days, that’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, where online retailers attempt to extend the holiday sales and empty their stockrooms of the dregs nobody wanted at full price.The chicken peoples’ answer is a cage that blocks all electronic signals, within which you can dip your hands into a bucket and tug out greasy fistfuls of deep-fried fowl.It should mean that your phone, tablet, laptop, Nintendo Switch, or whatever else will be forced offline, leaving you to quietly contemplate your dietary decisions.
A new analysis shows the housing affordability crisis is escalating nationally.But the runaway markets are the San Jose and San Francisco metropolitan areas, where the household income required to buy a house is off the charts.According to the report from the HSH.com mortgage information website, a $216,181 household salary is required to buy a median-priced house in the San Jose metro area, while $171,330 is needed to buy a typical home in the San Francisco metro.That’s assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year fixed loan.Drawing on third-quarter data, HSH looked at the nation’s 50 most populous metropolitan areas.In the San Francisco metro — which includes Contra Costa County, as well as Oakland and all of Alameda County — the median stood at $900,000 and the typical mortgage payment was $3,997.
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The typical smart home might be getting more connected, but outdoor gadgets have been slower to get online.iHome‘s new iSP100 Outdoor SmartPlug aims to change that, a weatherproof way to add Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, and other controls to devices outside.Along with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant, you’l be able to link the SmartPlug to Wink, too.Nest integration is also supported, with the smart thermostat’s “Home” and “Away” status tied into the iSP100’s power settings.As for what the SmartPlug itself does, that’s unsurprisingly straightforward.Plugged into an outdoor outlet, it has a WiFi chipset baked in, which hooks up to your router inside.
SilverStone is known for offering cases in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small form factor all the way up to super tower enclosures.Bringing a modern refresh to its Redline series of cases that originally launched in 2012, SilverStone has launched the Redline RL09.Featuring an aggressive asymmetric front panel design, the mid-tower case combines aesthetics with functionality.A power supply shroud and tool-less drive installation should make it easy to install components and hide extra cabling.The top of the case has a fairly average configuration with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, the power button and 3.5mm headphone / mic jacks.Inside the case, there are three 3.5" drive bays in the bottom compartment.
CBR is on the ground in Las Vegas, bringing you the opening keynote at CA World 2017.The opening keynote at CA World 2017 in Las Vegas was a celebration of digital transformation, with an acute focus on the value of data and the importance of leveraging it effectively.The focus now is clearly on accelerating business value, and that is our number one priority.”“At CA we have plotted a path and have transformed our business into an agile DevSecOps environment, which helps drive maximum digital impact and this transformation is available to all of you.”Security has found an important place in DevOps processes, rooted in the growing need for security to be delivered across organisations and at scale.However, according to Gregoire, the future does not solely belong to digital advancements and the theme of out with the old and in with the new.
Sure, a cookbook would probably do the trick, and you've probably got plenty of loved ones who would love to offer guidance -- but why not just ask Alexa?Now, thanks to Morton Salt's new "Morton Brine Time" skill for the popular virtual assistant, you can.To enable it, search for Morton Brine Time in the skills section of the Alexa app, or just say, "Alexa, enable Morton Brine Time," which is a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to say out loud when you're alone in your kitchen.With the skill enabled, Alexa will be able to answer common brining questions, or even walk you through a recipe step by step, including recipes from celebrity chef Richard Blais."Brining a turkey with kosher salt helps ensure a juicy, flavor-packed bird," Blais says in the press release before going on to lavish praise on how well Morton salt dissolves in water.Examples of commands you can give include, "Alexa, ask Morton Brine Time why I should brine," and "Alexa, ask Morton Brine Time for a wet brine recipe," though I started just by saying, "Alexa, open Morton Brine Time."
Mozilla today delivered a re-engineered Firefox, branded "Quantum," that it claims is twice as fast as just a few months earlier, and unveiled a re-drawn UI (user interface) with minimalist leanings."It's by far the biggest update we've had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004," Mark Mayo, the Mozilla executive who oversees the browser, wrote in a Tuesday post to a company blog.The new browser's official designation is Firefox 57, just another in an every-six-week series of upgrades.Firefox Quantum boasts a revamped rendering engine with a new CSS (cascading style sheets) layout engine.Other changes ran down the page and onto the next in Firefox's release notes, and included active tab prioritization and a switch-over from legacy add-ons to those built using the WebAssembly API (application programming interface).The UI and user experience (UX) changes, derived from an ongoing project tapped as "Photon," emphasize speed improvements, both real and simply perceived.
Though the Xbox One X offers a lot of power for a home console, there’s been some concern that it may be priced outside of the range that many gamers consider acceptable.After all, at $500, it’s the most expensive console out there, with its closest competitor being the PlayStation 4 Pro at $400.When you couple that with the fact that 4K has yet to really take off as the next big thing, it becomes clear that Microsoft is kind of venturing into uncharted territory here.As it turns out, the Xbox One X is off to a pretty decent start, at least in Europe.GamesIndustry reports today that the Xbox One X sold 80,000 units in the UK alone during its first week of availability.That’s no small task, since it means that the Xbox One X has matched first-week figures for the Switch and exceeded those of the PlayStation 4 Pro.
You see, Amazon has just released a Christmas ad that's peddling heresy and confusing children.It features a dad who's ordered Christmas gifts on the famed retail site and is sneaking them upstairs so the kids don't see.This is a scene that will happen in millions of homes all over the world.It is, however, a scene that, when presented on TV, is appalling some.The mere thought that some kids might see this and stop believing in Santa is just too much.Why, both the Sun and the Daily Mail explained that parents are turning to social media and screaming to the high heavens.
Kanske soundbar-högtalaren som är snyggast att titta på, och den är dessutom användarvänlig.Ljudet saknar lite dynamik och attack och subwoofern är en aning fördröjd så att man hör var den står i rummet.Inget stöd för trådlösa bakhögtalare.LG SJ9 är en läcker, rundad soundbar som ser precis likadan ut som den som ingår till den lövtunna OLED-TV:n Wallpaper.Men medan Wallpapers högtalare elegant hissar upp två extrahögtalare när den aktiveras så är de infällda på ovansidan i SJ9.Högtalaren kopplas enkelt till nätverket med appen Music Flow, sedan är det bara att strömma musik trådlöst till den inbyggda Chromecast-mottagaren.
Mark van Dongen ended his own life in a euthanasia clinic 15 months after suffering such serious injuries he was paralysed from the head down.Van Dongen’s father Cornelius – also known as Kees – attended the trial at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday.Using a Dutch interpreter, Kees told the jury his son had been raised in Holland and came to England when he was 22, firstly as a student and then graduating as a civil engineer.His health and mental health was 100 per cent.”Kees travelled straight from Belgium to the UK after the incident and spent four months learning to communicate with his son, via a sheet of paper with the alphabet on for van Dongen to indicate letters with his tongue.He added: “He wanted to stay in England, he was always happy in England and met a girlfriend here.”
Vodafone has inked a deal for a full-fibre network built by CityFibre, which could connect up to 5 million premises over the next eight years.The network is expected to reach one million homes in 12 towns and cities by 2021, and could be extended to another four million in 50 locations by 2025, with construction commencing in 2018.The initial build is expected to cost up to £500m over 20 years depending on demand.The first customers are expected to be connected from next year, with Vodafone having the exclusive marketing rights while the network is under construction.The locations of the deal have not been disclosed.The new network will compete with established Openreach and Virgin Media services following previous discussions attempting to negotiate a deal between BT's subsidiary and its customers to bring full-fibre networks to internet users nationwide.
Första ryktet om Samsung Galaxy S9 kom redan i början av augusti och hävdade att telefonen inte kommer ha en ultraljudsbaserad fingeravtrycksläsare som sitter under skärmen.Den tekniken sades inte implementeras förrän i och med Galaxy Note 9.Sydkoreanska The Investor rapporterar nu samma sak och citerar lokala nyhetskanaler.Samsung kommer enligt utsago att börja massproducera Galaxy S9 nästa månad.Ett tidigare rykte har gjort gällande att S9:an sannolikt lanseras i januari nästa år.Om läsaren inte sitter under skärmen får vi hoppas att den bakre placeringen i vilket fall är mer fördelaktig än i S8 och S8 Plus.
Tinder is getting new features that will “blur lines between the physical and digital world for dating.” Greg Blatt, the CEO of Tinder’s parent company, Match, says the new features will make the app less boring.Match, which also owns other dating platforms including OkCupid and PlentyofFish, posted its third quarter earnings yesterday, noting that overall revenue of $343 million was up 19 percent year over year.In an earnings call, Blatt attributed the higher numbers to the success of Tinder Gold, and hinted at new features expected to hit Tinder in a few weeks, including AI and location-based functions.Tinder has also gained 476,000 paying subscribers in this quarter.Our team at @Tinder is fantastic.It’s a pleasure to work with so many bright, positive and creative people.
Google released a security patch for its new Pixel 2XL phones on Monday, addressing various screen issues such as more color saturation options and protections against image burn-in.Since its launch in October, the Pixel 2XL has been plagued by complaints the screen looked a bit dull.To address the issue, Google has added a new Color menu that allows users to choose among Boosted, Natural, or Saturated.Google's patch also aims to resolve image remnants lingering on Pixel 2 XL screens with planned user interface changes that include new fade-out new navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen.After a brief period of inactivity, the buttons will automatically dim to prevent image burn-in that some users have complained of."These features have been carefully designed so as not to detract from the user experience," a Google community manager wrote in a blog post on Monday.
US President Donald Trump told a gathering of Japanese officials at a state banquet that he "never knew we had so many countries" in the world until after winning the election, and Twitter couldn't stop laughing.During a speech at the Akasana Palace in Tokyo on his last night in Japan – the first leg of his maiden trip to the Asian-Pacific region as president, Trump discussed his relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which he said "got off to quite a rocky start"."My relationship with Shinzo got off to quite a rocky start because I never ran for office, and here I am," Trump said.But I didn't know you were supposed to not see world leaders until after you were in office, which was January 20th.It was not a nice thing to do, and I understand that from the standpoint of the President whose place you were taking."He described Abe as a "very aggressive, strong, tough prime minister" and said Japan and the US "will have incredible friendship and incredible success for many centuries to come."
Danska Margrethe Vestager har i sin roll som EU:s konkurrenskommissionär gjort sig känd för sin skarpa kritik mot techjättar så som Apple, Google, Facebook och Amazon och hur de hanterar konkurrens och skatter.Under techkonferensen Web Summit som äger rum i Lissabon i dagarna skruvade hon upp kritiken ytterligare, enligt Financial Times."Motiven för att överträda konkurrenslagstiftningen är lika gamla som Adam och Eva.Och när du kombinerar det med makt får du en väldigt farlig cocktail”, sade konkurrenskommissionären enligt tidningen.Läs mer: Vinstfesten fortsätter – men har techjättarna hamnat i en framgångsfälla?Google, Apple och Facebook ska ha pekats ut som exempel på företag som förvrider konkurrensen genom att utnyttja sin starka ställning på marknaden.
That’s what some would call it: the so-called purists, asked to consider an electric super sports car with the Lamborghini badge.“At this moment, Lamborghini is a small company,” Reggiani points out, “we are focused on products.We have identified two areas where that change can be more radical.”The results, embodied by this new Terzo Millennio concept, are astonishing.Like a battery, they’re designed to store and then release power; however, supercapacitors have longer cycle lives, charge more quickly, and discharge more rapidly than batteries.Supercapacitors have, traditionally, had issues however.