Lillian Barnwell

Lillian Barnwell

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Computer Sweden har i veckan sökt representanter från svenska IBM, som kanske är den mest centrala aktören i Transportstyrelsenhärvan, för att reda ut bolagets roll i det hela.Men IBM är trogen sin strikta mediepolicy, som brukar vara minst sagt fåordig, och det är tydligt att man fortsätter välja tystnadsstrategin.Kommunikationschefen Lennart Malm säger att bolaget aldrig kommenterar sina kunder, och inte ens de proportioner som Transportstyrelsen nu har tagit får bolaget att ändra sig.Så frågan hur bolaget har uppfyllt sina åtaganden i det aktuella fallet, och exakt hur dessa sett ut, lär få vänta på ett svar.De kommentarer som lämnas från det svenska huvudkontoret är som vanligt mer i allmänna ordalag av typen:– När det gäller relationen med våra kunder och tillgång till deras data hanteras detta i kontrakt med tydliga roller och ansvarsområden.
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At lunch on Monday were thousands of security alarms and means of the country over the suddenly out.the Systems was down for several hours, which caused major problems for several municipalities, for example.In Nyköping needed home care to pluck out on several inspections when a large number of security alarms stopped working.Even the city of Östersund was hit hard when around 1 300 security alarms of the brand Doro is not working they would.until early on Tuesday morning got the last of the elderly in Östersund with security alarms re-connect with the alarm center.the Reason for the failure was a power outage that affected the servers of the operator Sierra Wireless, which handles about a fifth of Sweden's security alarms for suppliers such as Doro.
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Not Noel Maxam, an Emmy-award-winning producer, director and writer who more recently leapt into the world of modular construction with Emagispace, a company that’s looking to give stick-frame construction the brush.Because the LA outfit just raised $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Alpha Edison — with participation from Circle Ventures, United Talent Agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer, 54 Madison and others — we thought we should talk with Maxam about his interesting career arc, and what he’s planning to build with Emagispace.I partnered with an MIT engineer to create this building product with a life cycle.I wanted to be able to apply a different “skin” or wall covering that was separate from the blocks themselves.Basically, I wanted something that was sustainable, reusable, could be repurposed and that could be recycled, once someone is done with it.NM: The product is medium-density fiberboard panels that are made of sawdust, wood chips and recycled newspaper, and we use lightweight ABS plastic interlocking blocks to connect them.
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If you adore your iPhone 7 and want to make sure it stays protected, while lavishing it with some love at the same time, the name at the top of your shopping list should be Gresso.It’s a luxury phone brand also known for its custom smartphone projects, and for producing limited edition phone accessories.It’s going to cost you $500, but is made from titanium and gold, so your iPhone is really going to know you love it.First is an inner flexible TPU section for absorbing shocks and to protect the screen when the phone’s face down on the table.The real standout piece is the grade-5 titanium shell that attaches to the TPU case, providing style and immense durability.Gresso claims the Magnum will withstand up to 550 pounds (250kg) of force.
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If you're holding out for HoloLens 2, then you'll get rewarded with some built-in artificial intelligence.Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality system hasn’t quite made its way to the mainstream market yet, but the company is already planning its successor.And Microsoft is planning to add some artificial intelligence (AI) to the next version to make it even better at merging real and simulated realities.The information comes from the Microsoft Research team, via a video that was taken at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2017 event in Hawaii.The video shows off Microsoft’s presentation of a new Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) that incorporates some advanced speech and image processing capabilities.Specifically, HPU 2.0 will add in a dedicated AI coprocessor that will help the next HoloLens version make better sense of what a user is looking at and listening to while using the device.
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You have to admire Fairphone's mission, but the industry's cycle of development has made it challenging to keep those devices running for a very long time.Fairphone, the company responsible for building modular, user-repairable smartphones with an eye on ethical production and consumption, has announced it is retiring support for its first phone.The original Fairphone was launched in 2013, and the firm followed up with a second-generation device in late 2015.While it was the company’s objective to sell and support its products for as long as possible, it has encountered difficulties sourcing the same parts over the years.A dwindling supply of batteries was one of the primary concerns, according to Fairphone CEO Bas Van Abel, who related the news in a post on the company’s blog.“We’ve worked continuously to find new suppliers and convince them to keep making the parts,” Van Abel said.
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Intel predicts that the value of goods and services for this economy will be close to $7 trillion by 2050, more than double the predicted value of the “Sharing Economy”.As a result, we’ll be spending all our time and money on non-driving services and experiences created by the likes of global tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.For brands looking to reach audiences through experience and capture revenue from this new passenger economy, there are three principle opportunity areas:The car experience as connectorAs our attention will no longer be tied to the road directly in front of us, we will broaden our horizons beyond the physical space of the metal jackets that we currently know as our cars.This outward focus presents a huge opportunity for companies to ensure our in-car and out-of-car experiences are seamlessly integrated.
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Even though we’re a few months removed from the upcoming iPhone 8 release, rumors involving the iPhone 9 have already started trickling in.Presumably referring to Apple’s 2018 iPhone model, a new report from The Korea Economic Daily relays that Apple has tapped LG to be the exclusive battery supplier for the iPhone 9.As the report notes, Apple’s decision here represents a slight departure from the company’s traditional operating strategy.Specifically, Apple often likes to use a multitude of suppliers for various iPhone components, a strategy that helps it secure favorable pricing while also offering a hedge against any unforeseen technical or manufacturing hurdles.Having said that, it’s perhaps possible that the battery performance and design LG is working on is sufficiently impressive as to convince Apple to go all-in with just one supplier.The report adds that the battery on the iPhone 9 will be L-shaped, a design said to have been made in the interest of optimizing internal space, a feat which becomes increasingly more of a challenge with each successive iPhone release.
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Ranskan viinituotanto saattaa vähentyä 17 prosenttia tänä vuonna ja pudota ennätyksellisen alhaiseksi.Kevään kylmyys vahingoitti maatalousministeriön perjantaina antaman tiedon mukaan viiniviljelmiä erityisesti Bordeaux'n alueella, jossa saatetaan menettää jopa puolet tuotannosta.Maailman toiseksi suurimman viinintuottajamaan Ranskan maatalousministeriö arvioi, että tämän vuoden viinituotanto laskee 37–38,2 miljoonaan hehtolitraan.Vuonna 2016 Ranska tuotti viiniä 45,5 miljoonaa hehtolitraa.Mediaaniarvo 37,6 miljoonaa hehtolitraa tarkoittaisi 17 prosenttia pienempää tuotantoa kuin viime vuonna.Keskiarvotuotantoonkin verrattuna määrä olisi 16 prosenttia alhaisempi.
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Even though Subaru just released its all-new Impreza last year, the automaker has already seen fit to throw an upgrade or two in its direction.The 2018 Subaru Impreza, which goes on sale this fall, receives two minor updates and a small bump in its price.New standard tech on all but the base trim automatically engages the headlights after turning on the windshield wipers, which is a nice little safety feature.The only other change for 2018 is the addition of a STI short-throw shifter on Sport models with five-speed manuals.The base 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i starts at $18,495, a bump of just $100 over the 2017 Impreza.Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel and carpeted floor mats.
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Google today announced it was adding a feature to YouTube to redirect anyone searching for extremist content to videos that decry terrorism.According to YouTube’s blog, this is part of Google’s larger initiative to push back against such content that keeps popping up on its video platform.Jigsaw — Alphabet’s security incubator — and counter-extremist startup Moonshot CVE partnered up to create the Redirect Method.Whenever someone searches for keywords related to extremist content, YouTube will instead show a series of videos running counter to that particular ideology.Today, YouTube is rolling out a feature using the model proven by the Redirect Method: when people search for certain keywords on YouTube, we will display a playlist of videos debunking violent extremist recruiting narratives.It’s an interesting idea, but I wonder what kinds of keywords will be used to create the anti-extremist content in the first place.
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AlphaBay and Hansa – two of the largest “dark web” marketplaces for illegal and illicit items such as drugs and guns – have been shut down, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.Police in the US and Europe, including the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, partnered to shutter the sites accused of allowing thousands of vendors to sell illegal drugs, of which Europol said there were 250,000 listings on AlphaBay alone, with 200,000 members and 40,000 vendors.The sites operated on the Tor network, which helps users browse the internet anonymously.Visitors to the online marketplaces paid through digital currencies such as Bitcoin.AlphaBay mysteriously went offline earlier this month fuelling suspicions among users that law enforcement action had taken place.It was widely considered the biggest online black market for drugs, estimated to host daily transactions totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds after filling the gap left by the takedown of Silk Road in 2013 by the FBI.
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mobile phone company HMD Global risk global launch with, when it is not able to deliver products as small quantities, writes the Technical editor Tero Lehto.the Speed difference means that starting have not gone as expected.HMD Global e didn't want to comment on the difference reason.”If things had gone right, I doubt the ceo would change the company this critical and early stage of development”, also assesses analysis company Inderes ceo Mikael Rautanen.during the Spring smartphones have excelled in the estimates.”the projected demand, actual demand and reserved components in the volume of imbalances,” he evaluates the delays as a reason.
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From the January 18-21, 2018, London is set get a little brighter.The Lumiere Festival is returning to the capital for the second time, with more than 40 international artists invited to showcase installations that light up buildings and public spaces across the city.Installations will be installed from across central London from Covent Garden to Oxford Circus.While the focus for art exhibitions is in central areas of London, those in outer boroughs are encouraged to take part through community projects and volunteering.The festival is the biggest nighttime celebration of its kind in London.Since it debuted in the capital in 2016, it has brought a range of artists to the city.
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The way we sleep started to change in 1992 with the commercial release of memory foam -- a product originally developed at NASA.A decade later, the product became more accessible when the first compressed mattress sold in a box debuted.Today, the polyurethane mattress industry continues to innovate and grow thanks to new chemistry, as reported in Chemical & Engineering News (C), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.C Assistant Managing Editor Michael McCoy explains how developments in memory foam bedding have unfolded to revolutionize how we get our z's.Unlike normal elastic polyurethane which bounces to return to its original shape, viscoelastic memory foam recovers slowly and has little spring, making it a more supportive sleep surface.Producing it on an industrial scale was the first step toward bringing memory foam mattresses to the market.
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Samsung's mobile phone Galaxy Note 7 was originally intended to be the company's flaggskeppsmobil when launched in 2016, but after that several copies of the mobile phone suddenly caught fire, was forced to Samsung sudden withdraw millions of copies.since Then, many have wondered what Samsung intends to do with the recalled phones, and in a week came the answer from Samsung announcing that they will recover the entire 157 tonnes of metal from the specimens which could not be re-sold.Read also: After the Galaxy Note 7-fiasco – new bill to make it easier to repair phonesin Addition to the precious metals Samsung will also try to recover certain components, for example, kameramoduler and chips, which can then be sold to dealers and repairers.Samsung's plans to recycle the recalled phones learn, is most likely to please the Greenpeace organisation who have been very open with their demands that Samsung take responsibility for the environment.
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Building a robot that can replicate everything a human can do is both impossibly complicated and expensive.So, researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are taking the exact opposite approach: building incredibly simple robots, on-demand, that only do what humans can’t.In a paper recently published to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters journal, a team from the IT University of Copenhagen’s Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab—or, REAL, for short—led by associate professor Sebastian Risi, have developed what they’re calling a “1D printer” that can create simple wire-based robots designed to accomplish a very specific task.The printer works in a manner similar to industrial wire-bending machines, extruding a length of thin metal which is bent in multiple places to create shapes that can be used as limbs or tools.The printer also automatically attaches electric motors to the wire structure as it’s being extruded, which bring the robots to life once they’re complete.Due to the simplicity of their structure and components, the robots are limited in what they can do.
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There's one rule in the animal kingdom: eat or be eaten.By studying hundreds of animal species, from tiny insects to 100-tonne beasts, biologists have been able to determine the relationship between animals and their top speeds.Hirt, from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, explains the top speeds of an animal – including humans – comes down to acceleration.Theoretically, Hirt says, if scaling of size and speed were linear an elephant would be able to reach a top speed of 600 km/h.In reality they max out at about 34 km/h.Due to a larger amount of fast-twitch muscle fibres, big animals can accelerate for longer but their muscles can't fuel faster speeds.
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Minnesota representative and Deputy Chair of the DNC Keith Ellison recently called on Twitter to ban Donald Trump once and for all, joining countless publications who have made the same demand.Unfortunately for all those dreaming of a Trump-free Twitter, it is almost certainly never going to happen.None of which means very much, and doesn't address the actual issues that Trump's Twitter behavior raises.Twitter has already banned Milo Yiannopoulos, right-wing troll Chuck Johnson, and self-declared "anti-feminist" writer Robert Stacy McCain for abusive behavior.Back in March, during the first Trumpcare debacles, both of Donald Trump's Twitter accounts (@realdonaldtrump and @POTUS) sent out tweets urging the American people to contact their representatives in support of the AHCA.As it just so happens, the appropriations bill includes a section specifically prohibiting this:
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Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is a special administrative region of China.The company said it will “pause” its services in Macau from July 22 following a prolonged disagreement with local regulators.Uber aborted previous plans to exit the market last September, and even today it has left the door open to an eventual return to business.“By pausing, we hope to open the door for a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders in Macau; and enable a business environment that realizes the full benefits of ride-sharing for everyone.We are already exploring ways to serve the city again, and have had initial discussions with business partners, including transport operators and hotels,” Uber wrote in a blog post.For an idea of how any such partnership might work, you can look to Taiwan.
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