Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Two bold designers working on opposite ends of the planet are actively designing farms, gardens and forests designed to live on massive residential buildings.The massive amount of vegetation helps reduce Singapore’s moderate pollution and carbon dioxide, cleaning up the air.Internally, a complex irrigation system directs “used” water back onto the forested terraces to sustain the vegetation and reduce waste.“Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory,” Boeri noted on his website.Vertical Forest increases biodiversity, so it becomes both a magnet for and a symbol of the spontaneous re-colonization of the city by vegetation and by animal life.”The concept earned his firm second place in the 2014 Emporis Skyscraper Award, beating out more than 120 competitors including The Leadenhall Building in the United Kingdom, the KKR Tower in Malaysia, and the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi.
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Android Pay officially launched just over two years ago on September 11, 2015, but Google’s mobile payment service continues to add new banks and credit unions in the United States.This week, Google’s support page for Android Pay added 24 new financial institutions in the US that now support the service, bringing the total number up to 996.Yes, that means close to 1,000 banks and credit unions now support Android Pay in this country.Here are the newest additions to the Android Pay family:Community National Bank & Trust of TexasGuaranty Bank & Trust Company of Delhi
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Bill Gates managed to take a variety of decisions during his active career in the it industry and there are many people who think that many of those decisions should have been different.But self grämer he is the most over a specific design decision, if you believe the Silicon Beat.Where did it go wrong, according to Gates, the description?He blames on the Ibm engineers, David Bradley who was the person who implemented the Ctrl-Alt-Del command on the first pc. He, in turn, remembers it all like this: " It was a job in five, ten minutes.Then I continued with the rest of the 100 things I had to do, " says David Bradley.
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You don't have to be a dog person to get a little lump in your throat watching the first trailer for director Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs."In the preview, all the dogs of Megasaki City (a fake Japanese city) are exiled to a garbage dump.But that's too ruff for a young boy named Atari, and he is determined to find his beloved pooch, Spots.The stop-motion animated film is the first feature from the legendarily quirky Anderson since 2014's "The Grand Budapest Hotel."He's not new to stop-motion."Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on the Roald Dahl book, came out in 2009.
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Johtajan korviin kantautuu tietoa, että ihmiset puhuvat homeesta työtiloissaan.Johtaja itse ja osa talon muusta porukasta työskentelevät täysin eri rakennuksessa.Johtaja kysyy ongelmallisessa tilassa istuvan porukan esimieheltä, mitä ihmettä oikein on meneillään.Esimies siirtää asian toimistoa vuokraavalle taholle, joka tilaa mittauksen.Nyt kaikki tilassa työskentelevät huolestuvat toden teolla terveydestään.Kaikilla ei tosin vielä ole oireita, mutta huoli on yhteinen.
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”Suomen Lähikaupan osto toi meille yhdessä vuodessa 400 uutta myymälää.Nopeus oli tämän yrityskaupan valtava etu.Itse perustamalla samaan olisi kulunut erittäin pikä aika”, kertoo Keskon talousjohtaja Jukka Erlund.Hän esitti näkemyksiään Talouselämän Talousjohtaja 2017 -tapahtumassa Helsingissä.Kesko valmistautui Lähikaupan haltuunottoon tiimeissä, joihin osallistui kymmeniä keskolaisia.Kun kauppa sitten kilpailuviranomaisten hyväksynnän jälkeen toteutui, yksityiskohtaiset suunnitelmat olivat valmiina.
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Det är den första minisuven från Volvo.Under torsdagen avtäckte tillverkaren sin xc40: "Det här är unikt – 24 månaders prenumeration, sedan får man en ny bil", sa vd:n Håkan Samuelsson vid premiären.Volvo har legat efter konkurrenterna – i avseendet att man fortfarande inte har haft en liten crossover i modellutbudet.Detta rådde man bot på under torsdagen då nya xc40 presenterades vid simultana evenemang i Stockholm och Milano.Men även om det är en ny bil, i ett nytt segment, på en helt ny plattform – ville Volvo trycka på något annat.Priset ligger på 6 699 kronor i månaden för ett tvåårigt abonnemang, och då ingår det mesta som gäller bilägandet.
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It’s more like a bulked-up second cousin who spent the summer deadlifting.A thick casing extends the length of its edges, and shock-absorbent bumpers jut out from all four corners.It carries the same HDR Premium certification too, which means greater color volume for high-dynamic range (HDR) content.Even compared to Google’s Pixel, the de facto benchmark for smoothness among Android phones, the S8 Active held up remarkably well under stress.Still, some apps managed to punch holes in the otherwise seamless experience.Near Field Communication (NFC) and Samsung’s proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) are on-board, which lets you pay for in-store items with Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and other contactless platforms.
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Det populära antivirusprogrammet DU Antivirus Security har i hemlighet samlat in data om alla sina användare, visar en rapport från säkerhetsföretaget Check Point.När du installerar appen samlar den bland annat in din kontaktlista, dina samtalsloggar och information om var mobilen befinner sig.Data som sedan skickas till företaget DU Group, ett dotterbolag till den kinesiska nätjätten Baidu.– DU Antivirus Security utger sig för att skydda mobila enheter men gör exakt det motsatta, kommenterar Check Points Sverigechef Åsa Edner i ett pressmeddelande.Informationen som DU Group samlar in används sedan i en annan av företagets appar, DU Caller ID, som även den laddats ned miljontals gånger.Appen är en slags konkurrent till Truecaller som använder datan från DU:s användare för att identifiera vem det är som ringer till dig.
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"Trump has burned a lot of bridges by fighting a war with everyone in Washington, and most people don't want to work with him," said a fund manager Ariel Bezalel.In 1985, established the fund of the company attributable to Jupiter Fund Management Ltd. it is listed on the London stock exchange, where its market value is currently at 2.44 billion pounds.in the Current job since 1997, working on the platform bezalel of concern to Trump bouncing the policy in addition, the international economic situation.bezalel's view now to see the economic growth is not built on a sustainable basis, and accusatory finger pointing to the central banks and the financial crisis, after the carried out economic policy.Low interest rates have raised, according to him, prices in particular, in the united states, and future tightening can pop the bubbles."Stock prices are the highest since the' 90s technology bubble.
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I’ve been wearing Fitbit’s new smartwatch, the Ionic, non-stop for about four days now.While I haven’t spent quite enough time for a full, comprehensive review of all its features and performance, one thing is already clear: The Ionic is Fitbit’s best tracker ever, but it’s also just barely a smartwatch – at least for now.Some good news first: The Ionic looks much better in person than it does in renders.The matte metal finish and textured silicone strap make for an elegant contrast, and while the boxy shape isn’t to everyone’s tastes, the Apple Watch has done much to revive an appreciation for square-ish watches.I still prefer circular watches, but I’m happy wearing the Ionic around all day, even with more formal attire.The display is easy to see even in mid-day sun, and the combination of touchscreen and clicky hardware buttons is easy to use on the go, and battery life has yet to die on me after wearing it four days in a row.
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Reuters is reporting that the Fingerprint Cards, a biometriföretag with a focus on fingerprint recognition technology, taking a nosedive on the stock exchange after Apple introduced Face ID.the Company's revenue is expected to land between 800 and 840 million during the third quarter.This means that it keeps the same level as the previous quarter, but then the market expectations was 1.5 billion, plummet their share.According to the report, it involves as much as 20 per cent in the spigot.”We have seen a cautious market.Ahead of the launch, customers have reduced their inventory levels.
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Nintendo may have ruled August when it comes to TV time, but with the fall game season upon us, PlayStation is opening its wallet and catching up.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from 10 million smart TV screens, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending.The results below are for the top five gaming industry brands in August, ranked by spend.As summer began to come to a close, there was an uptick in gaming industry spend for television, jumping to an estimated $17.1 million from July’s $12.2 million.In total, 29 brands ran 81 spots nearly 9,000 times and generated over 1.1 billion TV ad impressions.The brand aired 14 commercials over 1,600 times, racking up 230.6 million impressions.
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In August, wrote the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a report to investors that Apple's suppliers seemed to be about to have 2-4 million copies of the Iphone X (then called Iphone 8) ready before the end of september, and a total of 45-50 million to the end of the year.the New data, and the fact that deliveries will not begin until november 3, do to Kuo now has revised the numbers, and believe that Apple will produce about 40 million forward to the new year.This in turn means that the Iphone X will probably have a long delivery time from the start, and several months in the future.
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News UK introduced revamped versions of both The Sunday Times’ Style and The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous to expand their digital presence and create advertising partnership opportunities.News UK said it will further look to grow and enhance its magazine portfolio as Style will utilize a digital-first approach with ‘Seven days of Style', a digital content strategy featuring exclusive and engaging video content on ‘Style Play’ across social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.Meanwhile, Fabulous redesigned its print magazine into a larger size and will try to appeal to its users with the tagline 'Be Fabulous Every Day'.Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News UK, said: “Our multi-platform magazine portfolio offers advertisers a massive range of opportunities to reach highly-engaged audiences at scale and these changes will only grow that opportunity.Style and Fabulous already lead the UK women’s magazine market and the products remain the flagship for the brands."Sinead McIntyre, editor of Fabulous, said: “As the UK’s most-read women’s magazine Fabulous already offers advertisers a unique ability to reach engaged fashion and beauty buyers at scale."
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The hacking group OurMine has been breaking into company networks and social accounts for years, usually inflicting more embarrassment than outright damage — but when they gained access to Vevo servers last night, the company somehow managed to provoke something worse.According to a screenshot posted by OurMine, the group contacted a Vevo representative at 6:10PM with news of the compromise, only to be met with profanity and disbelief.In response, OurMine posted 3.1 terabytes of data from Vevo’s servers, a leak first reported by Gizmodo.Browsable from OurMine’s site, the data included Vevo’s private dossiers on 90 different artists, including Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction and U2.Other documents included social-media strategy memos and instructions for disabling the office’s alarm system.Despited the public airing, OurMine insisted they would delete the data if contacted by a Vevo representative — and they seem to have kept their word.
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The current wave began when Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix late last year, after which LG, Samsung, and Essential all took their own approach to maximizing screen real estate in 2017.Though the original iPhone introduced the idea of a large (by 2007 standards) touchscreen, the bezel-less display truly became the holy grail of smartphones when Google and Samsung introduced the Galaxy Nexus in 2011.It was the first phone to feature virtual navigation buttons, which would in theory allow device makers to one day create a device with no bezel.Since then, phones with little-to-no bezels pop up every so often, though usually as concepts at trade shows.Though some have been initially hesitant to reduce bezels, with the iPhone entering the fray, you can expect every flagship to follow within the next year or two- and even some budget phones too.Manufacturers will race to shave off another millimeter here or there, and eventually, someone will find a way to make the front camera and speaker array virtually undetectable, essentially turning our phones into one massive touchscreen.
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Blizzard is giving everyone who owns a gaming PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 the opportunity to play its highly popular Overwatch game for free.This marks the title’s latest free-play weekend, following the free-play weekend Blizzard introduced back in May of this year and late in 2016.Take note, though, that the free play isn’t this weekend, but the next one after.If you want to give the game a try, you can do so starting on September 22 and running through September 25.All 16 maps and 25 heroes will be available during these three days, giving free players access to Arcade, Quick Play, Custom Games and more.Free players can even unlock customization options and get Loot Boxes.
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Today, I woke up and opened Reddit's front page like I normally do (ahem, every single day for the past six years).I've spent all morning answering dozens of texts, emails and Facebook messages from co-workers, old friends, even guys I used to go out with, wanting to know if the girl in the photo was me.It's surreal, and time-consuming, to go viral on the internet.If you're as obsessed with Reddit as I am, you might have seen a picture of a woman standing in front of a William-Adolfe Bouguereau painting called "The Broken Pitcher" looking strikingly like the girl in the 1891 portrait.I posted the photo to Instagram (with a filter to add an old-timey feel) and Facebook, where my friends and family generally thought the photo was cool.Up until a few days ago, my 10-month-old Instagram photo received a whopping ...11 likes.
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BMW is the company that gave us the modern sports sedan and for the past four decades has remained the standard bearer in the segment.This week, BMW gave the public a glimpse at its vision for the future of the sports sedan with the all-electric i Vision Dynamic show car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show."At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived," BMW chairman Harald Krüger said in a statement."With the BMW i Vision Dynamics we are showcasing how we envisage future electric mobility between the i3 and i8: a dynamic and progressive, four-door Gran Coupe.According to BMW, it will have 25 models equipped with an electrified drivetrain.Here's a closer look at the new BMW i Vision Dynamic concept:
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