Laurence Lafarge

Laurence Lafarge

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HyperX’s first gaming mouse falls behind its toughest rivals with a price to match and far fewer features much less performance.HyperX might be better known for making RAM and gaming headsets, but recently the company has gone full-long into peripherals.Priced at $49 (about £40, AU$65), the HyperX Pulsefire FPS is an affordable gaming mouse that feels comfortable in the hand and tracks well.However, this low-cost peripheral runs into fierce competition with better specced and more featured packed mice including the $39 (£49, AU$99) Logitech G502 Proteus Core, $39 (£49, AU$79) Corsair M65 RGB and $49 or £69 (about AU$65) Logitech G Pro.Everything about the HyperX Pulsefire FPS’s design centers around comfort.The lack of embellishment leaves you to focus on the ergonomic shape of the mouse that has been crafted for right handed users.
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There’s still a lot to figure out in terms of performanceSince Facebook and Kik debuted their chatbot channels last year, thousands of bots have been built by brands, media companies and developers on the platforms, with more expected in 2017.(Just last week, Facebook unveiled its Messenger 2.0, with brands like Subway, Aeromexico and Food Network coming onboard.)“When we were creating chatbots and thinking about it as a new medium, we wanted to go back to the drawing board to assess how these things should be measured,” said Kik product manager Laura Newton.“Although bots are still a niche product and aren’t super widespread, they cover a vast variety of use cases and we think they need to be treated different.”Despite all the early hype, brands need to be careful to set realistic expectations for what bots can do now and what they can do a year from now.
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Sets of numbers can be misunderstood if they lack integrityIllustration: Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon ImagesThe media landscape has realigned itself with lightning speed to the power of data.After a century of being limited by “brute force media,” marketers quickly glommed onto the vast potential of digital andThe data “exhaust” from the digital experience has been a game changer for marketers, powered first by sites, then by ad networks and finally by programmatic.Money shifted from reach-based to “people-based” planning, augmented by powerful new data companies, monetizing the categories and groupings of people brands want to reach in ever finer granular detail.
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"Grundare och CSO på Warpin Media som är en one-stop-shop för VR, AR och MR."Om du inte gjorde det du gör, vad skulle du göra då?"När jag enkelt får en hälsokoll av hela kroppen, när vi kan upptäcka sjukdomar innan det är försent"Vilket beteende tål du verkligen inte?"Mycket snack, lite verkstad, falska människor och snålhet."Jättebra, bättre än vad jag trodde var möjligt nästan."
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Uppgifter börjar, för femtioelfte gången i ordningen, cirkulera om att ett stort amerikanskt företag vill köpa den svenska nationalklenoden Spotify.Musiktjänsten är på väg till börsen, och kommer därför att gå in i en intensiv period av investerarmöten där frågan ställs: "Är ni intresserade av att köpa aktier?".I det läget ökar alltid chansen för att någon bestämmer sig för att köpa hela klabbet.Det nästan vattnas i munnen på mig när jag hör uppgifter från källor om att en försäljning av musiktjänsten kan vara på gång.Låt oss föreställa oss hur exempelvis ett Google-ägt Spotify skulle se ut:Google, eller dess ägarbolag Alphabet, skulle i ett slag få runt 1.000 nya anställda i Sverige.
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Gopro meddlade under torsdagen att de kommer att släppa Fusion, en ny kamera som kan ta sfäriska bilder i 360-grader som går att använda för virtual reality så väl som vanliga videoformat.Fusion ska släppas någon gång i höst och har än så länge inget satt pris.Det är även knapert med specifikationer för kameran utan för stunden tycks Gopro mest vilja fokusera på det nya formatet och att de gör en sfärisk kamera som filmar i 360-grader.För det ändamålet har företaget släppt en konceptvideo på Youtube kring hur de tänker att kameran kan användas.Fusion är långt ifrån den första 360-kameran på marknaden men likt Gopro en gång populariserade användandet av actionkameror hoppas de förmodligen på att göra något liknande inom det här nya området.Är du riktigt sugen går det redan nu att anmäla sig till ett testprogram för Fusion.
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The world’s largest X-ray laser is one step closer to completion after researchers at Germany’s Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) announced that they’ve passed a major milestone in its development.The laser, known as the European XFEL, will one day let scientists capture images of atomic elements on a previously unimaginably tiny scale.That’s thanks to the European XFEL’s ability to flash up to 27,000 X-ray laser illuminations in one second.These flashes are so brief and so intense that they’ll allow researchers to take pictures of structures and processes down to an atomic level.The milestone hit this week involved successfully firing electrons through a particle accelerator measuring a whopping 2.1 kilometers in length.The entire X-ray laser measures 3.4 km.
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More than 1,200 hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group fell victim to a 3-month-long malware attack that targeted customer payment card data, the global hotel chain said Wednesday.InterContinental, which includes the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, said in February only 12 hotels were affected by the cyberattack.The malware attack lasted from September 29 to December 29, searching for data stored on cards' magnetic stripes, such as the cardholder's name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code, the company said.The company said Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Hotel indigo, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites were affected by the breach.Guests at various hotel chains have frequently found themselves the victim of a payment system breach.Hotel operator HEI Hotels and Resorts reported in August that malware found on the company's systems could have been used to steal data from customers using cards to pay at any point-of-sale terminal from 20 of its US properties.
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Sharp may not be a huge name in the Android smartphone market, but in the past it has come up with some interesting products.That includes the Aquos Crystal, a phone with a near-bezel free design that was released in 2014, well before the current trend of flagship phones offering edge-to-edge displays.Today, Sharp announced its latest smartphone, the Aquos R. It also has some pretty high-end hardware, but the most interesting thing about this phone may be one of its accessories; a charging dock that has some rather creepy features.First, let’s look at the phone itself.As you can see, the design is not all that exciting, compared to what we have seen lately with the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG G6.However, the 5.3-inch Aquox R has a IGZO LCD display, with QHD resolution, support for HDR 10 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
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Johnathan Dane is the founder of KlientBoost, a hybrid PPC/CRO agency that's grown from $0 to $300K MRR in less than two years, all through their own content.He's fanatical about simplicity and running experiments that show the fastest ROI in the least amount of time.In other words, his agency's approach to growth proves to be incredibly effective for his clients.In addition to running his agency, Johnathan is also an international speaker (who will join us in LA for GrowthHackers Conference) who's known for interactive presentations, humor, and random gifts.You can follow him on Twitter: @JohnathanDane.He will be live on April 25th starting at 930 AM PT for one and a half hours during which he will answer as many questions as possible.
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Yo dawg, I heard you like basketball, so we built an AR basketball game you can play while you’re at a basketball game.Ok fine, this isn’t how the Cleveland Cavaliers announced their new Augmented Reality game.Launching today, Deep in the Q (named after Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena) is an AR basketball game launching just in time for playoffs.It’s pretty simple – the app opens to your camera, and once it recognizes a special trigger graphic it overlays an augmented reality basketball net.A ball then appears which you can flick into the net.The AR tech is pretty good, letting you move your phone around and see the net (and shoot baskets) from all angles.
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Hacking Growth is the latest book written by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown.Obviously, it’s about Growth Hacking.Sean Ellis gave me the opportunity to get it before the release on April 25th, so I wanted to share my honest thoughts on it.It will be quite simple and pretty straightforward: In my opinion, this is the best book ever written on Growth Hacking so far.In this book, Sean and Morgan describe the process of Growth with very actionable advice, at each step in your Growth journey, and then provide a complete Playbook on how to hack the whole AARRR Funnel: Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, Revenue.
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Passwords are a nightmare to remember — but Microsoft thinks it has a way to do away with them for good.The American tech giant has announced an alternative way users can sign into their Microsoft accounts, using only an app on their smartphones.Instead of memorising a long and convoluted password, the user just installs the Microsoft Authenticator account.When they try and log in with their username, it sends a notification to the user's phone.All they have to do is tap to approve, and they've logged into their account — no password required."With phone sign-in, we’re shifting the security burden from your memory to your device," Microsoft director Alex Simons wrote in a blog post.Your phone does the job of securing your device, in other words, so your brain doesn't have to.There's limitations to this approach, of course.You need access to your phone, for a start — so if you lose it, or don't always have access to it, you'll need to remember a password as well to ensure you can still get into your account.So maybe don't forget them all just yet.But it's no surprise Microsoft is doing this.Passwords are a constant pain point in security, because people are absolutely awful at picking them.
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If you're on the fence about buying a smart thermostat, one that has Alexa inside to replace an Echo Dot could make your smart home life easier.Rumors are flying about Ecobee‘s next smart home thermostat, and they point to the same thing: Amazon Alexa integration.The Ecobee4, which is not mentioned by model name nor confirmed by Eccobee, is the next logical iteration after the current Ecobee3 and Ecobee3 Lite.The rumors have a foundation in Amazon’s $35 million capital investment in Ecobee made in August 2016, as reported by Venture Beat.The company further stated its intention to use the capital to produce smart home tech “that make people’s lives simpler and better.” So news about that investment alone could put an end to the drama and guesswork about the next Ecobee thermostat, but there’s much more.The Verge reported that Apple spilled the beans on the next Ecobee thermostat when it leaked the Ecobee4 on the list of HomeKit-enabled devices which was displayed on Reddit.
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Gamers can now enjoy a midrange gaming notebook option with desktop monitor-like refresh rate and response times.The number of excellent options at all price points just keeps growing, from low-end machines that offer decent gaming performance for under $1,000 to massive dual-GPU monster pushing $10,000 fully configured.The company has just announced the GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro series, and they appear focused on ensuring not just high performance but also some of the best refresh rates you’ll find on gaming notebooks today.The highlight of both machines is MSI’s offering up a full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display option that features a 120Mhz panel with 5ms response times.Normally available only in desktop displays, these specs offer smooth and tear-free gaming.The display is available exclusively on the 17.3-inch GP72X Leopard Pro machines to go with a more mundane panel, while the 15.6-inch GP62X Leopard Pro offers two FHD displays using wide-view and IPS panels.
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Place Philips Hue Lightstrips under furniture or kitchen cabinets, into coves or highlight architectural features with indirect white light.Control color, dimming and shading through the app, or with your voice via an Alexa compatible device.Shape, bend or extent these 6-foot strips as needed.Sync lighting effects to music, movies, or games to take your experience to the next level.A hub is required and sold separately.The typical list price of $89.99 is currently being discounted 20% in a promotion for Amazon Prime members only (or those with a free trial: get one here).
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When you search "Facebook Live" on Google today, these are the most popular results you'll see:Not "Facebook Live tips and tricks."Not "Facebook live funniest videos."All the most popular searches for Facebook Live revolve around murders, torture, and death.This is probably not what Facebook had in mind when it introduced Facebook Live to the public last April.With the exception of the "Chewbacca Mom" video, Facebook Live only seems to get in the news cycle when a horrific incident occurs on the platform.Some examples:In early April, a student in Mumbai committed suicide on Facebook by jumping to his death.In February, a pregnant woman was filming a Facebook Live when her two-year-old toddler accidentally killed himself and another man with a handgun.Also in February, two journalists were shot and killed in the Dominican Republic while broadcasting a segment on Facebook Live.In December, an 18-year-old girl tried using Facebook Live while driving and crashed, live-streaming her own death.Last June, a 28-year-old man was shot and killed while filming a Facebook Live video in Chicago.These are just a handful of the dozens of examples you'll find online.Facebook Live is currently in the news because, according to Cleveland police, an Ohio resident named Steve Stephens killed an elderly man on Facebook Live on Sunday and claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people in the same broadcast.State and local police are still searching for Stephens, with authorities and Cleveland Mayor Frank Johnson asking the man to turn himself in.Now, it's important to note that live-streaming video platforms on the internet are a relatively new medium.
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This lightest hammock weighs less than five ounces and is rated to hold 300 pounds, a boon for any backpacker.Sea to Summit introduces its Ultralight Hammock just in time for summer camping.Weighing in at under five ounces, it serves as the lightest hammock in existence.Backpackers who live by the mantra ‘every ounce counts’ will revel in the company’s newest slumber option without having to sacrifice the durability or adaptability provided by other popular hammock brands.The Ultralight Hammock is constructed of a specifically engineered nylon 66 monofilament fabric which is virtually transparent in addition to being packable and remarkably strong while weighing only 4.9 ounces.The webbing loop is triple bar-tacked to the hammock guaranteeing continuous, lasting strength.
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Burger King caused a stir when it aired its TV commercial that prompts Google to describe its flagship Whopper sandwich.A New York Times video shows a Google Home device actually being activated when the ad is played.But first of all, there are estimatedly less than 500,000 households with the devices across the U.S. To be activated, the device would have to be close to the TV at the time the commercial was played.Still an innovation, Home is mainly the domain of millennials, who constitute the largest segment of the early adopter population.Factoring in all the parameters, the commercial would affect a very small subset of all Google-powered devices.But what the fast food franchise did get was maybe more valuable than hearing a list of mostly-obvious ingredients.
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Den anordning som hittades i lastbilen efter attacken på Drottninggatan undersöks av Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI.I lastbilen som användes vid terrordådet på Drottninggatan hittades ett föremål, eller en anordning av något slag, som först misstänktes vara en bomb.Nu har FOI, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, undersökt anordningen.Resultatet av en första analys var med som en del i underlaget vid häktningsförhandlingen mot den misstänkte gärningsmannen på tisdagen.Vad analysen innehåller är belagt med sekretess.Det är också oklart hur mycket branden i bilen har förstört anordningen.
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