Letha Byrd

Letha Byrd

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Volkswagen is extending the I.D.concept family it debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year with a new concept car in the same line to be fully revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.The carmaker teased the concept today, revealing a few details about the car, including that it s designed to be fully self-driving in the future.The new addition to the I.D.family will also be a fully electric vehicles, based on Volkswagen s new Modular Electric Drive MEB base, which is the new platform Volvo is using as the anchor for its plan to diversify and expand its EV line to over 30 models introduces over the coming decade.This new concept looks like it ll be much more future-focused than the I.D.
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Uber hade börjat uppdatera sina 16 självkörande Volvo XC90 för sitt pilotprojekt i San Francisco, som startade den 14 december.Frågeställningen om Ubers självkörande bilar var lagliga var något som Di Digital lyfte redan dagen efter att bolaget börjat testa dem.I slutändan hade det att göra med vilka tillstånd som Uber ansökt om från Kaliforniens transportmyndighet.Uber anser inte att bilarna behöver tillstånd eftersom de än så länge är beroende av en förare och har därför inte ansökt om tillstånd.Läs även: Ubers självkörande Volvobilar kan vara olagligaTransportmyndigheten i Kalifornien är av en annan åsikt.
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Honda and Google s parent company, Alphabet, are in formal talks to develop self-driving vehicles, the Japanese carmaker said on Thursday, months after the US firm signed a deal to use its technology in Fiat Chrysler minivans.The prospect of a deal between Honda and Alphabet s self-driving unit Waymo, which was spun off from Google earlier this month, is part of attempts by some car manufacturers to address the high cost of developing reliable automation software by teaming up with technology firms rather than going it alone.Honda, however, said any collaboration with Waymo did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system.While its driverless project has not garnered as much attention as similar plans by bigger firms such as Toyota, Honda unveiled a prototype driverless car in June and has said it hopes to see the fully autonomous vehicle appear on motorways in four years time.In addition to these on-going in-house efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo could allow Honda research and development to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market, Honda said in a statement.If a deal is reached, Honda engineers in Japan and Silicon Valley would work with their Waymo counterparts to marry their vehicles with Waymo s software, in the same way as Fiat Chrysler has done with its Pacifica minivans.
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A good home entertainment setup is a beautiful thing, but there are a lot of different parts that go into making it the best it can be.You need great images, obviously, but you also shouldn t neglect your sound system, and a proper Blu-ray player is also essential if you want to make sure the source of all your entertainment is as perfect as possible.That s why Samsung is making sure that all your content needs are met with its next generation of premium home entertainment gear, which includes all the latest technologies, from Quantum Dot displays, to Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound, and beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, and it s including some tasty extras with each one to make sure you can start enjoying them as quickly as possible.The K950 Soundbar from Samsung is at the cutting edge of what soundbars are capable of.Its 15 built-in speakers deliver a fantastic Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, and it s truly remarkable how it manages to create the impression of sound coming from every direction while also being compact enough to sit snugly underneath your television.Thankfully the soundbar s support for Samsung s multi-room system means that you can also put its sonic abilities to use playing your music, in addition to your movies.
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Uber has some late 2016 feature additions it s unveiling Wednesday, including a way to hail a ride directly to people in your contacts list, and a new Snapchat team-up that opens access to custom filters during your Uber ride.The new location feature lets you request a one-time static location share from your contacts, which the app will then automatically set as your destination and use to set the route for your driver.To do this, there is a trade-off – the Uber app will request access to your book, but if you ve ever used the fare-splitting feature or even referred a friend using your referral code you ve already granted the app that access anyway.This new direct-location routing feature will also automatically share your trip ETA with the person you re traveling to.If you ve ever used the ETA sharing feature that s in the app currently, you know what this looks like – the person you re traveling to meet will get a text with your estimated arrival time, and a link to a live, updating map.It s a pretty convenient way to skip the usual rigmarole involved in figuring out how to meet up with somebody when they re not at a standard place like home or and easy-to-find bar or restaurant.
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A building at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on August 17, 2015.A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in legal discovery during litigation or sought by the government.The alleged policies, which are said to violate California laws, restrict employees' right to speak, work or whistle-blow, and include restrictions on speaking to the government, attorneys or the press about wrongdoing at Google or even speaking to spouse or friends about whether they think their boss could do a better job, according to a complaint Tuesday in the Superior Court of California for the city and county of San Francisco.The policies prohibit Googlers from using or disclosing all of the skills, knowledge, acquaintances, and overall experience at Google when working for a new employer," according to the complaint, which alleges that the company s confidentiality policies are contrary to the California Labor Code, public policy and the interests of the state.Google s Global Investigation Team also relies on volunteers to report other employees who might have disclosed any information about the company, according to the complaint, which paints a picture that is in sharp contrast to the glowing image one usually gets about Google's workplace culture and perks.Under a program called Stopleaks, Google also asks employees to report on strange things around them such as anyone asking detailed questions about an employee s project or job, according to the complaint.
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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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