Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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p På tisdagmorgonen kickade techveckan GBG Tech Week igång.Under veckan har arrangörerna samlat 26 olika event från arrangörer som Chalmers ventures, Orten.io och inte minst Breakit.Han har tidigare startat Minesto – ett bolag som tagit fram en teknik som gör det möjligt att utvinna el från tidvatten och havsströmmar via ett kraftverk som förankras på havets botten.Med Minesto, som är en avknoppning från Saab, fick han tidigt med Preem-ägaren och oljemiljardären Mohammed Al-Amoudi som investerare genom bolaget Midroc.Det som fick med dem var synergin mellan mig och Saab”, säger han när Breakit pratar med honom efter framträdandet.Idag är Minesto noterat på aktiehandelsplatsen First North och har ett börsvärde på över 450 miljoner kronor.
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p Paris joins WeWork from Spotify, where he held the VP of Engineering position for five years.Before that, Paris spent almost ten years at Yahoo where he worked on various engineering teams.Paris will be focusing on the combination of WeWork’s digital and physical products to offer the most seamless end-user experience possible.“I’m interested in looking at how we blend physical space with digital technology,” said Paris.“Take the internet of things, for example.We can bring sensors into the management of the space to get data on how people interact in their offices and tailor that experience.”
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In just one week, the world’s largest independent marketing technology conference designed for senior-level marketers and marketing technology professionals happens at MarTech in San Francisco, May 9-11.The show is programmed with one specific goal: to illuminate successful real-world practices at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management — no matter which software products or analyst frameworks are employed.A robust Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitorsYou’ll leave inspired with real-life lessons, strategies and ideas to bring back and implement in your organization immediately.Don’t miss this opportunity to join more than 2,500 martech professionals from the world’s’ top brands:Get the complete MarTech experience with an All Access pass for just $1,795, a $100 savings off on-site rates.
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Kai Lenny has given injured surfers a way to get into the water by slapping a hydrofoil on a boogie board.Water and Kai Lenny go hand in hand, so when the 24-year-old surfer injures his ankle, he finds a way to keep going.Since surfing could worsen the injury, Lenny has turned to the good, old-fashioned boogie board.Lenny injured his ankle while windsurfing a few weeks ago.Itching to get back in the water, he used his down time to create what he is calling the Boogie Foil.Like hydrofoils found on boats, the Boogie Foil lifts the board out of the water to reduce drag and increase speed.
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electric car company Tesla is running by waiting for the Model 3 -model production.the Project writing in Reuters opinion, the company took the project, however, a huge risk.It is the fact that Tesla started production in normal confined to a prototype and for them to create by means of tools, but is moving straight to series production.Affordable prototype processes and products, a company could test which products and processes potentially wrong.Normally, only then the car factories put their drinks on expensive sets of production equipment.Now Tesla has to go all at once in the tube.
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Google Fiber is getting ready to build a long-awaited network in Louisville, Kentucky despite recent layoffs at the ISP and lawsuits filed against Louisville's local government by AT and Charter."Great news today, with Google Fiber saying they now officially are coming to Louisville.We've been working on this for years," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday in a video.Fischer made a nearly identical statement in September 2015 when he said Louisville was "announced as [the] next Google Fiber city."In February 2016, AT sued the local government in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fiber faster access to utility poles.The cases are still pending and there were no court orders to stay the ordinance, so Google Fiber can presumably take advantage of the new pole attachment policy.
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Helsingin Jätkäsaaressa on valunut polttoöljyä mereen proomun tankkauksen yhteydessä, kertoo pelastuslaitos.Päivystävän palomestarin Jani Pitkäsen mukaan öljyä on päässyt mereen vuotaneesta ylitäyttöputkesta."Ainakin alkuselvittelyn jälkeen voisi sanoa, että öljyä on valunut veteen muutama sata litraa.Vesistössä sekin näkyy jo aika laajalla alueella", Pitkänen kertoo.Pitkäsen mukaan öljyn leviäminen on estetty puomeilla."Alueella on 150-200 metriä puomitusta.
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Presented by TiE Silicon ValleyTiE Silicon Valley, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering tech entrepreneurship, has its annual flagship conference, TiEcon, coming up on May 5th and 6th.This year’s speakers include Tim Draper of DFJ, biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Bonny Simi of JetBlue Technology Ventures, Mohit Aron of Cohesity, Florian Leibert of Mesosphere, Sheng Liang of Rancher Labs, Estonia CIO Siim Sikkut, and more.In addition, Jyoti Bansal of AppDynamics will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey on starting the company as an engineer and exiting as one of largest enterprise software acquisitions by Cisco for $4.7B.He will be receiving TiE Silicon Valley’s inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year award on Saturday, May 6th.Supplementing the inspirational speaking sessions, TiEcon is introducing two programs: a mentoring session called Words of Wisdom and a one-day International Startup Bootcamp for entrepreneurs the day before the conference.The goal of the programs is to offer entrepreneurs structured opportunities to build their businesses during TiEcon in addition to the content and networking opportunities.At previous TiEcons, mentorship sessions were held around the lunch hour in roundtable formats.Given the popularity of the sessions, they’re now being held throughout the conference in conjunction with the sessions and by area of mentorship.Mentorship has been a cornerstone of TiE since its founding: “I have been associated with TiE for a long time and have learned a lot from past entrepreneurs,” said Sanjeev Saxena, President and CEO, POC Medical Inc. “TiE is one place you can come and network with potential mentors who can help you on your journey.I am glad we at POC Medical Systems…were able to have received the help and [are] now able to give back to society.”At Words of Wisdom, there will be sessions around:To register, entrepreneurs receive details after registering for the conference.The cost of the mentoring sessions is included in the conference pass.Don’t miss out.
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WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.Representative Kevin Cramer of oil-producing North Dakota and
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Economists and geologists and everyone and their oilman has been telling us that one day, we will hit Peak Oil.One day, we will keep looking for oil, but we won’t find anymore.But now one of the biggest oil companies in the world is saying that’s backwards.In fact, they’re saying will hit “peak oil” by 2030, but it won’t be because our supply of oil won’t be increasing.Joel Couse, the chief energy economist for Total S.A.—one of the biggest oil companies in the entire world—told a Bloomberg conference that yes, the end is nigh:The surge in battery powered vehicles will cause demand for oil-based fuels to peak in the 2030s, Total Chief Energy Economist Joel Couse said at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s conference in New York on Tuesday.
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Apple has released new versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers for both the IOS and Mac OS.Exactly what is new is apparent, unfortunately, not this time, instead content Apple to mention that the update improves stability and performance.The new versions can be downloaded via the following links:Apple for the new versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote is the Mac OS 10.12, respectively, to IOS 10, so you run older system so you will get nice update.
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Just curious if FB would flag me if I live stream video games a la Twitch using FB Live.I have a vg podcast and this would help me build my audience on a platform that isn't saturated with gamers like Twitch is at the moment.I started checking terms and conditions but couldn't find anything explicit.Any experts care to weigh in?
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Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimise humanity’s demand for our planet’s natural resources.But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want you to build everything from chairs, to boats, to outdoor shelters with them.But building things with oddly-shaped plastic bottles isn’t as easy as making things with lumber, bricks, or even plastic toys, and the last thing you’d want to do is set sail in a soda bottle boat held together by tape.So to turn plastic bottles into a genuinely useful building material, the scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute developed a piece of software called TrussFab, detailed in a paper here, that allows 3D models and designs to be automatically converted into pop bottle structures.Not only does the TrussFab software automatically calculate how many empty soda bottles you’ll need to build something real, it’s able to calculate the stresses and loads your structure will be subjected to, intelligently engineering and reinforcing the design so that a soda bottle chair, for example, can actually support a 180-pound human sitting on it.Instead of tape or glue, the TrussFab software’s creations are held together with custom plastic connectors that are small enough to be produced on a desktop 3D printer.
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About 25 news actions have landed on Google Home for Google Assistant including an action to hear the sounds of hundreds of bird songs and one that transforms into the person in your office who says innocuous, buzzword-laden things in meetings.More than 175 actions have been made available on the Google Home app since the launch of the Actions on Google platform last December.Actions are the voice apps third party developers can create for Google Assistant.In recent weeks, the third party ecosystem of actions has grown to include a WikiHow action for thousands of DIY instructions and a Bible reader that can read scripture based on how you feel.The Bird Song Skill from Thomptronics can play more than two hundred bird sounds, from a wild turkey to half a dozen swan species to the Veery, which is said to have one of the most beautiful bird songs in all of North America.Without the need of any action, Google Assistant can tell you what a swan or hummingbird sound like but it cannot tell you about a grey wagtail or a black browed albatross.If you get especially good at your ability to recognize the birds, Bird Song Skill has a song quiz.I can’t wait for an action like this to take into account my location so you learn the sounds of birds in your immediate surroundings.Continuing a trend of actions made for public transit times in major cities, the Atlanta rail action was recently made available to tell Atlanta metro area residents about the next bus or train arrival time.Another noteworthy new action is The Virtual Concierge.The action (and its accompanying Alexa skill) were made by Dana Young for guests staying at The Lodge in Palmer Lake, Wash. By saying “Talk to the virtual concierge,” a vacation rental or Airbnb guest can be told about house rules, or ask questions about things like the Wi-Fi password, nearby restaurant recommendations, and a range of other things a property may want a guest to know.A large part of the new batch of actions is related to characters and storytelling.Value Adder is an action that mimics the innocuous things people say in business settings like “The key takeaway here is that we need to collaboratively pursue collective synergy” or “If you ask me i think we should continually develop scalable niches.” To call on the action, say “OK, Google, ask Value Adder to add value to this meeting.”The Misfortunate Cookie action will tell you about mild misfortunes like someone blocking your way to escalator, kids with sticky hands, or soggy fries.
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Det är det ansedda amerikanska nyhetsmagasinet Time som listat världens 100 mest inflytelserika personer.Listan är indelad i fem olika kategorier – pionjärer, artister, ledare, ikoner och titaner.Det är i den senare kategorien som Spotify-grundaren kvalar in tillsammans med andra storheter som bland andra Snapchat-chefen Evan Spiegel och Amazons grundare Jeff Bezos.På totallistan återfinns också namn som Donald Trump, Theresa May och Påve Franciskus.
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Känner du dig stel och bortkommen på mingel?Om du verkligen vill nätverka så räcker det inte med bara att gilla ingenjörskollegornas uppdateringar på Facebook.– Folk pratar om att sociala medier har tagit över, men jag upplever att minglandet har ökat, säger beteendevetaren och karriärcoachen Nina Jansdotter.Visst är Linkedin och Facebook viktiga plattformar för att knyta yrkesmässiga kontakter, men Nina konstaterar att en kombination av digitala och verkliga möten ger dig det bästa resultatet.Det första steget mot att bygga nätverk är att synliggöra dig själv.– Man ska synas före, under och efter minglet.
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Facebook har jobbat hårt med att lansera nya funktioner såsom Stories och reaktionsknappar, men en av de viktigaste funktionerna på plattformen är att kunna hitta personer.Med över en miljard användare kan det vara svårt att hitta den du letar efter på Facebook, speciellt om de har ett vanligt för- och efternamn.För att göra det öppnar du Facebook och klickar på ikonen med två siluetter, högst upp till höger.I menyn som dyker upp kommer du hitta alternativet Hitta vänner precis under där du nyss klickade.Klicka där för att komma till en ny sida med en lista över personer Facebook tror att du känner.Det här är ett bra ställe att börja leta på, eftersom Facebook använder sina magiska algoritmer för att matcha ihop dig med relevanta profiler.
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Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of United States on November 8, 2016 in a culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign centered around the phrase, “Make America Great Again.” Now that the surprise from this outcome has set in, the tech world is keen to learn more about the measures Mr. President is putting forward.There are non-immigrant visas that allow companies to employ foreign workers for up to six years.Incentivizing Companies To Employ AmericansThough the main aim of the H-1B program was to supplement the U.S. workforce in areas where they were not skilled, that hasn't always been the case.In some instances, Americans were simply replaced by foreign workers because non-Americans were willing to take lower salaries.New guidelines issued earlier this month were a first step in what Trump has indicated will be a radical overhaul, and this week's executive order calls for further review of the program.
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Last summer, a team of geologists set out on an expedition to study Slims River in the Yukon, but when they got there, the once majestic river was nowhere to be seen.The scientists attribute the missing river to a retreating glacier, which caused a dramatic shift in the direction of water flow.It’s yet another example of climate change affecting our planet in unexpected ways.For the past century, the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has been steadily retreating, but as documented in a study led by the University of Washington Tacoma, this retreat has now resulted in a rare geological phenomenon known as “river piracy.”Until recently, meltwater collected near the toe, or leading tip, of the glacier, was directed towards the Slim River and then into the Bering Sea.But thanks to rising temperatures, the glacier has retreated to such an extent that meltwater is now flowing towards the Kaskaulsh River and into the Gulf of Alaska.
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The MaxOak K2 is an impressive piece of kit that’s worth every penny for the target audience.Its 50Ah capacity will ensure that business laptops can run for days without needing to charge at a plug socket.As expected, the K2 is built like a brick, measuring 207 x 136 x 33mm, and at nearly 1.28kg, isn’t far off the weight of a brick – it’s certainly heavier than most new ultraportable laptops (like the Toshiba X20W-D).KayoMaxtar opted for a metal finish which gives a nice premium feel to the device, but it’s slippery on some surfaces, so gets some self-adhesive plastic feet.All connectors, status lights and the power button are located on one side.There’s one power-in socket, four white LED lights that give a rough idea of how much juice the battery currently holds, an oversized power button, a 12V@2.5A output, another 20V@3A output, and four full-size USB ports (two at 2.1A and two at 1A).
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