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If you thought you could only count to 10 using your fingers, think again.Using the binary system, you can quickly count into the tens of thousands.In this video from the TED-Ed YouTube channel, mathematician James Tanton explains how useful your fingers really are when it comes to counting.By assigning your fingers binary values—your right thumb is one and each finger to the left has double the value of the previous finger—you can count to 1,023 without losing track.But if you can bend each of your fingers into three states—down, half-bent, and raised—you can assign more values to your fingers and count to 59,048.It s possible to count even higher with more hand positions, but at that point you should probably be considering another system.
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Rysslands president Vladimir Putin var personligen inblandad i hackerattacker under den amerikanska valkampanjen, enligt Vita huset.– Jag tror inte att saker händer inom den ryska regeringen med sådana här konsekvenser utan att Vladimir Putin vet om det.Allt vi vet om hur Ryssland agerar och om hur Putin kontrollerar regeringen tyder på, återigen, att när du talar om ett så betydelsefullt intrång som det här, så talar vi om de högsta nivåerna av regeringen, säger Ben Rhodes, en av president Barack Obamas topprådgivare, till tv-bolaget MSNBC.– Ytterst är Putin den som är ansvarig för den ryska regeringens agerande, fortsätter han.Uttalandena kommer sedan amerikanska underrättelsetjänsten CIA pekat ut Putin för att personligen ha gett instruktioner om hur material som hackats från Demokraterna skulle läckas och användas, rapporterar NBC News, som hänvisar till två källor med tillgång till informationen.Källorna uppger sig ha stort förtroende för att uppgifterna är riktiga.
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Our Five to Try column will take the rest of the month off as well, but not before setting you up with a few new choice releases to grab right now.Facebook s dedicated Events app is also new this week, along with a trio of intriguing games: faux-retro action game Retro City Rampage DX, historical adventure 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and SMS-inspired text quest Lifeline: Halfway to Infinity.Try a few fresh apps, enjoy the holidays, and we ll bring you even more picks once January rolls around.You can search for nearby restaurants, sports scores, emojis, GIFs, YouTube videos, and plenty more, and then send that info into your message or email with a tap.It saves you the hassle of needing to switch between apps or try to awkwardly copy and paste info from a website or app.Just a heads-up, however: Google is currently rolling out this update to the existing Google Keyboard app, but it may not be available in the Play Store for everyone right now.
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CARY, N.C.– BUSINESS WIRE –December 15, 2016– Force Protection Video Equipment OTC Markets: FPVD announced today that it has received an order for 100 LE50 HD body cameras from its exclusive European distributor for a large EU police department.Working with our distributor this police department chose the LE50 body cameras and VeriPic management software over our competitors models.The LE50 is CE compliant a requirement for sales of electronics in the EU.These certifications are needed to assure that Force Protection Video will be able to participate in marketing the LE50 worldwide.Many of our competitors do not have FCC or CE certifications.All cameras and electronics that Force Protection offers for sale are in conformity to these standards.
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Artwork: The Sentinel radar satellites produce prodigious volumes of dataBritish researchers are now routinely mapping a great swathe of Earth's surface, looking for the subtle warping that ultimately leads to quakes.The team is processing satellite images to show how rocks in a belt that stretches from Europe's Alps to China are slowly accumulating strain.The new maps are being made available to help researchers produce more robust assessments of seismic hazard.The kind of change they are trying to chart is not noticeable in the everyday human sense, but over time will put faults under such pressure that they eventually rupture - often with catastrophic consequences."And that may well tell us that earthquakes are more likely in some areas that traditionally have been thought of as being completely stable and not at risk of having earthquakes at all."
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Paris-based Ynsect has raised a second round of $15.2 million to expand its insect breeding technology that it hopes will create a more sustainable global food system.That is the high-minded description of what Ynsect does.Here is the yucky version: The company grows farmed mealworm larvae that it process to create high-protein feed for pets, livestock and fish.While that is the focus today, the company is optimistic that down the road, it can make people food, too.The four co-founders say they were moved to search for a solution to reinvent how and where food is obtained because the current global food supply chains are having a huge impact on the environment.The four of us started the company because we wanted to improve a global food system that is unsustainable and leading to a host of undesired impacts, including growing greenhouse gas emissions, the collapse in oceanic biodiversity and anxieties over food safety and security, said co-founder Antoine Hubert in a statement.The latest round brings the company s fundraising total to $37 million.The round was led by Future Positive Capital and Bpifrance Ecotechnologies.Previous investors also chipped in, including Emertec, Demeter, Vis Vires New Protein Capital and Business Angels.In developing their system, the company uses a mixture of robotics and artificial intelligence to efficiently grow the worms.
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The coolest robots from 2016It is time to summarize the robotåret 2016 and we can conclude that we have got to experience a lot of wacky creations.Everything from the robot that folds your clothes to a which is taken from our worst nightmares.Check out: Boston Dynamics ' humanoid Atlas has learned to take forward across the rubble
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Social media, meanwhile, doesn't always make much money.AwesomenessTV's answer: combine the two."We're now developing films that can reach a wide audience, specifically for this under-served demographic," explains Matt Kaplan, 32, president of the Los Angeles-based company's film division, Awesomeness Films."Traditional movie studios have stopped making millennial films aimed at a younger audience."AwesomenessTV works with more than 200 social-media stars with a combined following of more than 30 million subscribers, including big names such as Connor Franta and Meg DeAngelis.The roster has prompted investment from DreamWorks and the Hearst Corporation.
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If you are searching for expert career advice, you can even find videos with titles like How to Jumpstart Your Career in 5 Minutes.Some of these career advisors suggest a variety of so-called quick fixes for professional success.And of course, there are the expected ideas most product managers have already heard, such as spiffing up your resume, joining professional groups, or building skills by obtaining certifications in agile methodologies.Thankfully there are still veteran product managers out there who make time in their busy schedules to mentor others, whether those connections happen through alumni events, industry associations, or philanthropic groups.And mentorship is a natural part of the way great companies work — everyone is encouraged to invest in their colleagues by offering support, guidance, and feedback.Leaders are identified and promoted based on their ability to coach.
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Xiaomi has been aggressively expanding into so many areas, its getting quite difficult to remember all of it!And today they have launched yet another product to its ever expanding portfolio of smart gadgets.They earlier launched the Ninebot mini and the QiCycle that became quite popular, so what does the Xiaomi Scooter have in stock for us?Read on…The newest member of this now familiar sub-brand MIJIA is a Foldable electric scooter.The scooter is made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy.It s available in black and white color options, while boasting a range of 30km while just weighing 12.5kgs.It s powered by LG lithium-ion batteries that comes with a rated power of 250W peak 500W , which gives this a top speed of 25km/hr.The smart scooter can be operated by an app and at the press of a button it can fold from fully extended to portable in 3 seconds.
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We ve already featured some great guests and have a line up of awesome content and special guests into 2016.Our very first guest was Funnelholic author and Topo co-founder Craig Rosenberg.Recent Guests: Jim Keenan; Joanne Black; Aaron Ross; Josiane Feigon, Meagen Eisenberg, and Trish Bertuzzi.We cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on sales development and inside sales priorities heading into and throughout the year.And if you re just tuning in on demand from SalesPipelineRadio.com – really a pleasure to have you here as well.But I want to start with you Paul and find out what you consider… What is a sales story?
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we present each weekend a new Swedish startupbolag.this week we have been talking with Arbilina Nissan, co-founder of the reservation services Dashl.Now think themselves the re-launched web service Dashl have found a gap in the market, through a bit of a different approach.we came to the conclusion that people want is a service with a lot of images, a focus on individual stylists and the prices available directly , " says Arbilina Nissan.In the service, users can search for the type of treatment and styling they're looking for, price range and whether they want to have home visits or to book an appointment with a salon.I came upon it when I was a student in London.
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Trend Micro's antivirus software has flagged benign Sharepoint code as potentially malign and nuked the files, causing the Microsoft package to fall over.After installing a dodgy update, Trend's OfficeScan tool removes a harmless JavaScript file from Sharepoint, leaving crashing servers in its wake.Aggrieved admins have aired their frustration on Reddit.More than a full day after our initial inquiries, Trend Micro confirmed on Thursday that there was a problem and that a misfiring update – which it has since pulled – was to blame.False positives are a well-known Achilles heel of anti-malware packages.All vendors trip over the issue from time to time.
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This week our intrepid tech podcasters – Ed, Greg and Melissa – ham it up with Tyler Britten of the office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform to discuss containers, open source, AWS, Snapchat, Samsung's Note 7 and periodic corporate reorgs.Don t sweat the tech, everything is awesome.0:00 Introducing Tyler Britten, Office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform 4:05 Containers are getting hot 10:06 AWS: Everything is awesome 18:45 Open Source guru: Just join Amazon?
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So your boyfriend/girlfriend/child/uncle/aunt/parent/friend/next door neighbour/second cousin twice removed is a big ol' geek and therefore really hard to buy for, right?Perhaps they've already got everything they possibly could want and you have no idea what on earth you could buy them to fill that geeky void on Christmas Day.Never fear; I've done the hard work for you and scouted out 10 sure-fire winning stocking fillers for anybody with even a smidgen of love for geek culture.This set of four coasters from Amazon captures the epitome of 90's technology: the much-missed floppy disk, with all of its 1.44 MB of storage space.Thankfully, these particular floppy disks are just the perfect storage size for a cup of tea or beverage of choice – which, incidentally, could be served in... £9.90, Amazon Pac-Man Colour Changing Pint Glass
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EU har godkänt Microsoft miljardköp av Linkedin, under vissa givna villkor för att leva upp till unionens konkurrensregler.I går fick Microsoft det godkännande de länge suktat efter för att köpte av Linkedin ska bli färdigt.Men det var inte helt utan eftergifter.Under de närmsta fem åren måste it-bolaget leva upp till ett antal villkor satta av EU-kommissionen för att säkerställa att de inte bryter mot konkurrenslagstiftningen och utnyttjar sin position på marknaden, skriver IDG News.Blanda annat har de lovat att inte kräva av pc-tillverkare att de måste installera Linkedin-appar på datorer sålda inom EES.Finns en sådan app ska användaren kunna tar bort den och Microsoft lovar också att inte tjata på användare om att installera Linkedin.
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A teardown performed by manufacturing company Instrumental suggests that the industry s ongoing obsession with slimness was the Note 7 s downfall.Its report pins the blame on Samsung s aggressive design, claiming that the handset s battery was squeezed in too tight and wasn t afforded any space to deal with day-to-day pressure.It notes that manufacturers tend to build 10% of extra space into handsets, as batteries swell a little when they re charged.According to the report, Samsung decided against this.Our two-month old unit had no ceiling: the battery and adhesive was 5.2 mm thick, resting in a 5.2 mm deep pocket, the report reads.There should have been a 0.5 mm ceiling.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a US$399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.The court, in an 8-0 decision, kicked back the patent award to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, saying the lower court calculated the patent award based on the whole iPhone, while the design patents may cover only pieces of the device.The Federal Circuit's failure to consider a smaller damage award based on pieces of the iPhone "cannot be squared" with patent law, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the Supreme Court.The lower court, in its ruling, said it could not separate out the infringing pieces of the smartphones because they were not available for sale to the public, she noted.But "the term 'article of manufacture' in patent law is broad enough to embrace both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product, whether sold separately or not," Sotomayor wrote.The damage award relates to three design patents covering the face and rounded bezel design of the iPhone and the grid of sixteen icons on the phone's home screen.
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Google has released the Android 7.1.1 update, which brings many of the Google Pixel s coolest features into play.The update starts the roll out today and will land on the the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet in the coming weeks.The update is highlighted by a new selection of super diverse emojis that launched on the Pixel phones.There s men getting haircuts and female welders in order to reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, and represent a wider range of professions for both women and men, Google says on Android blog.Next up is the ability to send animated GIFs directly from the keyboard in supported apps like Allo and Messenger.There s also the addition of 3D Touch like app shortcuts that can be accessed from the homescreen.
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Changes to the rule effectively expands the US government s hacking powersThe FBI's hacking arsenal has received a massive boost, thanks to changes in Rule 41, which goes into effect today 1 December .Changes to the rule effectively expands the US government's hacking powers, allowing even magistrate judges to grant investigative agencies with the authority to conduct mass hacking operations on computers potentially located in any part of the globe.Previously, Rule 41 laws restricted such authorisations, with magistrate judges only authorised to issue warrants within the jurisdiction of their court."By sitting here and doing nothing, the Senate has given consent to this expansion of government hacking and surveillance," Senator Ron Wyden said in a statement."Law-abiding Americans are going to ask 'what were you guys thinking?
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