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Google is experimenting with autoplay videos in its search engine that could see trailers and clips playing in search results.Users have reported videos automatically playing when they search for movies or television shows within Google's web browser.The videos appear either to the right of the results near advertising and sponsored content, according to the SEM Post.The videos play with no prompt from the user, although the sound is automatically switched to mute.Autoplay videos and adverts are features common on many and are often seen as a nuisance for users.Facebook and Twitter have both made increasing use of autoplay videos in recent years, both for user posts and adverts.
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I say this as someone who's tried a ton of MVNOs -- mobile virtual network operators, the smaller carriers that lease bandwidth from the Big Four (AT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) and typically offer lower rates.Of course, I've looked at the Big Four as well, as they've gotten hyper-competitive over the past year.I'm not here to shill for the company or even to suggest it's the best carrier; I'm simply answering the inevitable follow-up question: Why Cricket?The simple answer is math: My household has four phone users, meaning I need four lines.Because our data needs are fairly minimal, I've chosen the 4GB Basic Plan, which costs $40 per month.That works out to $20 per month per person for 4GB of LTE data (each), plus unlimited calls, texts and yada-yada.
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Corning has announced the acquisition of SpiderCloud Wireless, a leading provider of in-building wireless solutions.SpiderCloud will come under the Corning Optical Communications segment, where its expertise in developing scalable small-cell network platforms will be used to its full potential for delivering unprecedented coverage and capacity for wireless services and optimising network efficiency and improving user experience.This acquisition is set to open unique market access opportunities for Corning that aims to increase its annual sales from $3 billion in 2016 to $5 billion in 2020 through innovation and acquisitions.Clark S. Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications, said: “Wireless connectivity has become more a necessity than an amenity, and mobile operators and enterprise customers are seeking cost-effective solutions to enhance service for their users inside buildings.“With the acquisition of SpiderCloud Wireless, we believe our combined product solutions will help drive optical convergence and enable the advantages of fiber-deep architectures within the Enterprise Local Area Network.”SpiderCloud Wireless CEO Mike Gallagher said: “Together we will continue to focus on expanding SpiderCloud’s customer relationships and augmenting our pioneering portfolio by leveraging the combined strength of two world-class product development teams.”
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Well known leakster Roland Quandt informed us about this a couple of hours ago and we thought you’d like to know.The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet-monster will be available in (at least) 3 color variants: black, orchid gray, and a new deep blue.Remember that Samsung has just confirmed the official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 8 to take place in New York on August 23, and the device is expected to have a design almost identical to that of the Galaxy S8+ save for a bigger display, dual cameras and a stylus.It’s not strange for Samsung, to unveil new color variants of their upcoming flagship models.If you recall, the Galaxy Note 7 came with a new color, Coral Blue, that was greatly accepted.Samsung had to release the Galaxy S7 in the same color after pulling the Note 7 from the market.
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And while DC reporters may not miss his fact-bending bombast at press briefings, the internet sure will.Somehow in the cynical, post-ironic kaleidoscope of the internet, nothing has become funnier than a puffed-up rage goblin shamelessly, bumblingly, misleading the public.Sure, the Women's March was pouring protestors towards the Capitol, but that wasn't what got Spicer riled.Once he assumed office, Dippin Dots tried to respectfully end their apparent feud with Spicer, and Spicer acquiesced, suggesting they collaborate to help veterans and first responders.Browbeating Reporters, and Holocaust CentersAnyone with respect for facts might find themselves shaking their damn head during a Spicer press briefing.
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In what might be the first good news for department store brand Sears in years, its appliance brand Kenmore is now available on Amazon, including smart air conditioners with Alexa integration.The Kenmore Smart appliances available on Amazon as of launch also include washing machines and microwaves, but only the air conditioners appear to boast the Alexa capability as of July 20.Sears says this marks the broadest distribution of its home appliance brand outside of Sears stores and online retail platforms.The Kenmore Smart air conditioners with Alexa range in price from $379.99 to $739.99.According to the Amazon product description, the air conditioner features a Smart AC app that lets consumers connect their smartphones to turn the AC on and off, change the temperature, set schedules and control modes and fan speeds.It also says the AC works with Alexa via the Kenmore Smart skill, but it was not immediately clear what this skill does beyond the ability to ask Alexa to set the desired temperature.
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That's the amount of plastic humans have created since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s.The research, which appears in the journal Science Advances, provides the first global analysis of the production, use and fate of all plastics ever made, including synthetic fibers."This paper delivers hard data not only for how much plastic we've made over the years but also its composition and the amount and kind of additives that plastic contains.I hope this information will be used by policymakers to improve end-of-life management strategies for plastics."Geyer and his team compiled production statistics for resins, fibers and additives from a variety of industry sources and synthesized them according to type and consuming sector."Roughly half of all the steel we make goes into construction, so it will have decades of use; plastic is the opposite," Geyer said.
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The adjusted operating margin was added to 0.3 billion in the quarter (3.8 percent), which was clearly under the expected impact of sek 1.7 billion, according to SME Direkt consensus.Ericsson believes that it will be harder to achieve its earlier ambition to improve profitability, "substantially" already in 2018.This is as a result of our wireless markets developed worse than what the company previously estimated.the Effects of any strategic opportunities that we may take in accordance with its strategy, divestitures or partnerships, are not included in the cost reductions of at least 10 billion the coming year as the company quantified on Tuesday."Such strategic opportunities will in addition to the 10 billion crowns," said Ericsson's chief financial officer Carl Mellander at Tuesday's rapportpresentation.Ericsson believes that the company's market share is stabilising, after a prolonged period of decline in the proportion of the mobile systems market.
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Pääomasijoittaja EnerVestin hallinnoima energia-alalle sijoittava rahasto neuvottelee parhaillaan velkojiensa, muun muassa Wells Fargon kanssa ehdoista, joilla velkojat voisivat ottaa rahaston haltuunsa, Wall Street Journal kertoo.Lehden tietojen mukaan rahastoon sijoittaneet saattavat pahimmillaan menettää kaiken sijoittamansa pääoman.Useat sijoittajat ovat kirjanneet sijoituksensa rahastoon nollaan.SIjoittajat koostuvat pääosin eläkerahastoista ja säätiöistä.WSJ:n tietojen mukaan kyseessä on historiallisen heikko tuotto, jos vertailukohdaksi ottaa vastaavan kokoluokan pääomarahastot.Jo 25 prosentin tappiot ovat vastaaville rahastoille hyvin harvinaisia.
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Atari (or rather that company that bought the name when the actual Atari went bankrupt) is going to follow in Nintendo's footsteps with its Ataribox console - announcing a device designed to play retro games.And while not much is known about the new product yet, it also appears that it might also be adding support for more modern games too.Hopefully that means it's going to offer something more than just a retro games experience for kids too young to know what Pong is.The new console has an HDMI output, four USB sockets and a choice of designs.Either a red and black plastic affair or the more traditional wood look, which is inspired by the 2600.But while it's clear this device is drawing its inspiration from, it's appealing to new users who have never seen the original 2600 design.
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Elon Musk är en visionär.Förutom att stå bakom elbilen Tesla, startade han även rymdbolaget SpaceX med förhoppningen att inom några år kunna sätta upp en koloni på Mars.Men trots sin stora tro tekniken ser han ett stort hot som kommer av utvecklingen av artificiell intelligens.Under ett tal på ett möte för National Governors Association på Rhode Island i helgen lade Elon Musk ut de värsta tänkbara scenariorna som världen kan drabbas av på grund av utvecklingen av artificiell intelligens, rapporterar Wall Street Journal.Han sa bland annat att teknologin kommer att hota alla jobb som i dag görs av människor och att AI även ligga bakom krig.”Det är den största risken som vår civilisation står inför”, sa Elon Musk.
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The chart below illustrates this trend well:Across Europe the 10 largest digital bank financings have totalled $500 million so far, with Atom alone raising more than half that amount.And several €50 million+ financings are already being planned:However, look more closely and it’s clear the era of digital-only challenger banks may actually be coming to a close.Systemic difficulties in turning profits with pure digital-only banking will drive more businesses to adopt a broad-based approach focusing on digital financial services, of which banking is part.Klarna, the Swedish payments company, has recently been granted a banking license, and Zopa, the peer-to-peer lender, has just raised £32 million (~$41.4 million) to do the same.
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SEB's president and ceo Johan Torgeby highlights the bank's bets on the blockkedjeteknik in the president's word to the bank's quarterly statement on Friday.”As the first bank in the Nordic region, we have used the blockkedjeteknik so that one of our corporate customers may make intra-group cross-border payments in a matter of seconds,” he writes.Read more: SEB's ceo: ”We are the first bank in the Nordic region to use blockkedjeteknik”Paula da Silva, head of transaction services at SEB, irons out the details of the Di Digital:”We have used a blockkedje-protocol from Ripple, a company based in the Silicon Valley.They have a protocol that you can download from the cloud for free and we have integrated it with our own technical infrastructure.
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When Niklas Oppermann would buy a laptop bag to his brother, Mattis, he went bet – they were either too ugly or too expensive.the Solution was to launch a private väskföretag.five years ago, the brothers, the company Oppermann – a company that specializes in modern leather products in bags, pouches and wallets.last year, the turnover of the London-based company, which in may changed its name to Carl Friedrik, closer to 10 million."We have received a very good start," says Mattis Oppermann.the Greater part of the Carl Friedriks sale takes place today via online, but the brothers have also opened a physical store in central London, where they also live.
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gorgeous “Moments” film it created for Volvo in June, Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors organized the world’s first-ever exhibit of photos taken with a car’s camera, with help from Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy-winning photographer Barbara Davidson.The images on display were shot with the XC60’s safety camera, programmed to detect cyclists, pedestrians, large animals and other vehicles.Davidson has mostly produced photography depicting humanity in conflict.Her relationship to this project is personal: As a young girl, she was in a severe car accident, which she was told she survived because the car was a Volvo.In her words, the exhibition connects people to “really important technology that saves lives.”Davidson painstakingly staged moments that the car’s safety feature could shoot.
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Tomorrow, the internet’s heavy hitters are banding together for the Internet-Wide Day of Action for Net Neutrality.It’s a day where each of us can team with some of the largest companies on the planet to protest the FCC and Congress’ intent to strip the Title II classification and essentially watch as the free and open internet gets placed in the hands of greedy ISPs.Here’s what you can do to help.Sign the petition to save net neutrality.Join the ‘Twitter Brigade‘ and allow Battle for the Net to post from your Twitter account once, or as important updates happen (about once a week).You can opt out at any time.
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It's never a great time when your gas pedal stops providing forward motion.That's the reason behind Ford's latest recall.Ford issued a recall for 5,914 examples of the 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ.The Edges have build dates between April 25 and June 20, 2017.The Fusions have build dates between May 4 and June 15, 2017, and the MKZs have build dates between May 4 and June 19, 2017.All the vehicles in question are equipped with 6F35 six-speed automatic transmissions.
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It's the early days of Apple networking, and one of this IT consultant pilot fish's clients is a local high school with Macs -- and a problem."Their resident computer expert was having some network reliability issues with his Mac," fish says."He had a homegrown, 200-foot-long LocalTalk cable that he would use during orientation and open houses to move his computer down the hallway for demos and the like."In an ill-considered decision, instead of disconnecting that cable when he was done, he simply looped the cable up and tucked the cord behind his desk.Placed it right on top of his surge protector, in fact."Induced current can wreak havoc in many ways.
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WeWork, a company that rents out shared office spaces, has raised $760 million in a new Series G round of funding, according to Forbes.At a $20 billion valuation, the co-working giant tops the market caps of Twitter ($12.96 billion), Box ($2.44 billion), and Blue Apron ($1.54 billion) combined.The company has not confirmed the investment or its source, but Forbes dug up documents filed publicly with the Delaware Secretary of State on June 30, issuing 13.2 million new shares of preferred stock.WeWork did not immediately respond to request for comment.Founded in 2010, WeWork has more than 120,000 members in 156 offices worldwide.Entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers who maintain a base at WeWork receive amenities like free coffee, meeting rooms, privacy booths, and networking events.
Finland
Vain viidennes suomalaisista haluaisi, että Euroopan unioinissa pysymisestä järjestettäisiin Suomessa kansanäänestys, kertoo Yle.Yli 70 prosenttia Ylen kyselyyn vastanneista vastustaa EU-kansanäänestystä.Jos Suomen EU-jäsenyydestä päädyttäisiin äänestämään, Ylen kyselyn perusteella tulos olisi selvä: 62 prosenttia kyselyyn vastanneista äänestäisi EU:ssa pysymisen puolesta ja viidennes EU-eron puolesta.Eniten kannatusta EU-kansanäänestykselle on kyselyn perusteella perussuomalaisten puolueen ja siitä irtaantuneen Uusi vaihtoehto -eduskuntaryhmän kannattajien keskuudessa.Jos kansanäänestys järjestettäisiin, EU-ero saisi vähiten kannatusta kaikkein vanhimpien ja nuorten äänestäjien keskuudessa.
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