Loyd Davis

Loyd Davis

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We seem to be experiencing something of a flurry of news about the upcoming flagship Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 phones from Google.Yesterday we had news about its speed, today we have more news about its looks.We may now have a better idea of what the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will look like thanks to digital renders based on leaked CAD designs.The designs were apparently given out to accessory makers so we’re fairly confident that they will be accurate.What adds further credence is that these leaks are provided by Steve Hemmerstoffer (who goes by the handle @OnLeaks), a trusted source for leaks.The source of the leak (@MySmartPrice) has made a very attractive video for the renders, which you can see below.
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However, Xiaomi finally lifted the curtain on its new OS earlier today and detailed all the improvements it’s made since the previous iteration of the software.For starters, Xiaomi has promised faster app launching speeds, which is often expected from a new OS version.After all, performance improvements are usually one of the main reasons for users to upgrade.We aren’t impressed by the so-called Dynamic resource allocation either.This algorithm gives apps that are currently in use priority access to system resources, improving their performance and stability.But, we’re not entirely sure how this is new — Android already prioritizes foreground processes when it comes to system resources.
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Ever worried that your boss might by spying on you?Well now employees in Wisconsin have real reason to be concerned after their company offered to microchip them.Tech company, Three Square Market, wants their staff to get a chip implanted under their skin which will allow them to make purchases in the canteen, access the building, use the photocopier and turn on their computer.Although CEO Todd Westby reassures people that the offer is optional, we’re still not sure we like the sound of this.Using Radio-Frequency Identification Technology (RFID), the grain-of-rice-sized chip, will be inserted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin and it only takes a couple of seconds.After this, the technology - which is the same used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments - will allow them a seamless way to use devices that require electronically stored information, such as payment details.
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Are you responsible for ensuring your organization thrives in this software-powered world?Then the MarTech Power Pack is for you.You’ll gain insights, ideas, and strategies you can use to accelerate your marketing and marketing organization.Brought to you by the Martech conferences, the Power Pack includes:An exclusive webinar presentation of “5 Disruptions Reshaping Marketing As We Know It”, hosted by leading martech authority Scott BrinkerA 20-page companion e-book to the webinar
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Microsoft's cloud services continues to be a gold mine for the IT giant.the Profit in the fourth quarter has more than doubled because of the tax benefits, and a great demand for cloud services.the Result is a show of strength for the strategy, to increase the focus on cloud services, Satya Nadella has been advocating since he got the ceo position in 2014.Before he got toppjobbet at Microsoft, he was in charge of the company's cloud services.Read also: Microsoft buys the Swedish 3D companyProfits rose to 6,51 billion u.s. dollars (about 54 billion), or 83 cents per share, from 3,12 billion dollars in the same quarter last year.
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the International chamber of commerce (ICC) has issued osapäätös of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in their dispute.the Dispute concerns the Olkiluoto 3 EPR nuclear power project delay and the ensuing costs incurred.the parties to the Dispute are teollisuuden Voima (TVO) and the plant supplier consortium, which includes AREVA GmbH, AREVA NP SAS and Siemens AG.the court of arbitration osapäätöksessä treated by the process of design and licensing documentation preparation, submission, review and approval.This comprises the key things that the supplier based on päävaateensa TVO against, as also certain things, which TVO claims the plant supplier to the founders, TVO tell bull.Osapäätöksessä is finally resolved most of the issues dealt with for the benefit of TVO and on the other hand, rejected the majority of the supplier's claims in these respects.
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Under torsdagen kom nyheten att det svenska betalbolaget Bambora säljs till den franska betalaktören Ingenico Group för drygt 14 miljarder kronor.Bolaget startades för mindre än tre år sedan på initiativ av riskkapitalbolaget Nordic Capital och Johan Tjärnberg, som tidigare drivit upp och sålt betalbolaget Point.Läs mer: Bambora säljs för 14 miljarder till fransk jätteFredrik Näslund är partner på Nordic Capital och styrelseledamot i Bambora, han kallar betalbolagets resa för ”fantastisk”.Vi förvärvade ytterligare ny teknik som var i framkant mot kunderna, rekryterade en ny ledning och byggde ett huvudkontor i Stockholm.Nordic Capital har byggt bolaget från grunden”, säger Fredrik Näslund till Di Digital.
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Opinion: About one-fifth—or 3.2 million—of U.S. freelancers are making at least $100,000 per yearThe corner office overlooking Madison Avenue used to be the symbol of career success.But a new corner office—the in-home office—is on the rise, representing not only financial success, but that mythical ideal so many professionals crave and strive for: work-life balance.About one-fifth—or 3.2 million—of U.S. freelancers are making at least $100,000 per year, putting them in the top 25 percent of American households, according to U.S. Census data.This growing breed of worker—projected to represent 43 percent of the workforce by 2020—generated roughly $1.2 trillion in revenue last year across freelance work, part-time gigs and projects.In 2016, marketing, business consulting and design topped the charts as the leading industries for such work.
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Hinxton, 19 July, 2017 - Genomic data from the 500,000 people participating in the UK Biobank initiative will be distributed via the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA), a resource developed jointly by EMBL-EBI and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain.It is an unprecedented collection that offers endless possibility and substantial efficiency savings for biomedical research and understanding the causes of disease.Around 500,000 people from across the UK, between the ages of 40 and 69, participated in UK Biobank between 2006 and 2010, undergoing extensive measurements and genotyping.By partnering with the EGA, the UK Biobank can make the data available through robust community-agreed standards and practices," says Jordi Rambla, Team Leader for the EGA at the CRG in Barcelona."These are exactly the type of high-demand human genetic datasets we're here to provide," says Thomas Keane, Team Leader for the EGA and Archive Infrastructure at EMBL-EBI.These deep, baseline measurements cover many different phenotypes, and are in significant demand from people working in all areas of the biomedical sciences.
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When Chevrolet introduced the 2018 Equinox, it promised a diesel variant that would bring superior fuel economy without breaking the bank.Now, we can confirm that it's held true to that second part.The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel will start at $31,435 for its base LT trim, including destination charges, CarsDirect reports, citing dealer order forms.It's still under the average new-car transaction price, but it's more expensive than its gasoline-powered siblings -- it's $1,345 more expensive than the LT 2.0T, and $3,740 more expensive than the LT 1.5T.Standard equipment on the diesel LT includes blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, 17-inch aluminum wheels and a 7-inch MyLink infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Throw in the $2,395 Sun and Infotainment package, and you get both a power moonroof and additional USB ports while the screen size expands to 8 inches.
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Sexism in the Telly Tax, sexism in pay deals... where else, Auntie?Exclusive to all news outlets everywhere this morning (actual figures were embargoed until 11am to ensure that the key lunchtime news rush would be dominated by news about news) was the, er, news that Gary Lineker is apparently worth between £1.75m and £1.79m a year, while BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg earns a relatively paltry £200k-£249k.Chris Evans, the, ahem, belovedly cheeky radio and telly host, topped the list with a salary of between £2.20m and £2.25m.The full list of BBC salaries can be found on the Spectator’s website; Auntie herself hadn't bothered telling anyone other than selected journalists exactly who earns what by the time of writing.Director-general Lord Tony Hall (£512,000 on appointment in 2012) was already pre-briefing the public in clips run on the BBC News website last night, describing the pay transparency move as a “poacher’s charter”, raising the idea that the BBC is responding to public scrutiny by threatening to tax consumers harder.We’re now managing a situation we didn’t want,” Hall complained bitterly, as Amol Rajan (formerly editor of The Independent, now meedja editor for Auntie) chipped in: “But isn’t it quite embarrassing that two-thirds of those paid more than £150,000 are men?”
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Every campaign needs its own landing page to ensure that visitors click on the most relevant page.It’s easy to fall into the trap of setting up a landing page as fast as possible, without considering several important elements that maximize its performance.By A/B testing different landing pages, brands can find the sweet spot of UX and marketing that drives the maximum level of conversions.User-friendly navigation, site speed and compelling copy are all critical.Good user experience design (UXD) and site speed are two main precursors for whether someone will sign up.Winning copy and strong headlines should be customer centric emphasizing clear benefits versus features.
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It’s not often that you’ll hear someone thank climate change for something.But today, it seems to have offered some closure on a 75-year-old mystery.So, thanks climate change, at least for this.Workers at a Swiss ski resort recently found a pair of corpses frozen in the Tsanfleuron glacier in Switzerland, according to the BBC.Some think they belong to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, Swiss farmers who disappeared in the area in 1942.Their bodies have eluded search efforts until now.
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Entry-level and mid-market KVM-hypervisor-based Scale Computing has upped its HCIA game with dual CPU systems and a tripled disk capacity product.Scale had three kinds of hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCIA): the entry-level HC1000, and mid-market HC2000 and HC4000 products.At the entry level it has added an upgraded all-flash HC1150DF to the existing all-disk HC1100, and hybrid flash-disk HC1150 and HC1150D systems.2 x Intel E5-2620v4 – 16-20 coreFor the high-end, Scale has topped the HC4000 with an HC5000-class system, the HC5150D, a hybrid disk and flash product with three times the disk capacity of the HC1150 – 72TB instead of 24TB.2x Intel E5-2620v4 – 16-20 core
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The Advertising Standard Authority is happy that it's done enough to kick sexism aimed at women out of advertising, so now it's got another target in its sights -- the incompetent father figure struggling to multitask because mum's been out of the house for 40 minutes and dinner's burning.This sort of thing is covered by the ASA's new advice that ads that depict a man "trying and failing to undertake simple parental or household tasks" shouldn't be created from now on, as some modern men actually do know which drawer compartment the washing powder goes in AND understand the true purpose and benefit of fabric conditioner.Adverts should also steer clear of another classic trope; the woman being the only one who clears up after the kids.Because some men, too, stress about the expensive Lego being stepped on and are able to tidy the house.As well as not portraying men as panicking household buffoons washing babies with bleach and the toilet brush any more, the ASA says the ads of the near future should avoid portraying activities as either being for boys or girls, with a further focus on not mocking those who don't conform to these stereotypical roles.In short, practically every advert from the 1970s is now retrospectively frowned upon, and expect Homebase to soon start showing women confidently attaching kitchen units to plasterboard walls using the correct specification of rawlplug.
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RuneScape, one of the most popular browser-based MMORPGs around (and one of our Top 10 MMOs) will soon be arriving on mobile devices.While the gameplay will remain the same for the most part, players can expect a few small tweaks - mostly related to making the game more accessible to the mobile crowd.For example, developer Jagex plans to implement fully mobile-optimized interfaces and persistent cross-platform play.Existing players will be able to retain all of their progress from the PC version of the game, allowing them to pick up right where they left off.Having said that, players with high-level characters might find it difficult to take part in some of the game or combat-related activities (such as raiding) on a mobile device.Thus, the majority of the playerbase will likely use the mobile version of the game to train their various "AFK" skills, such as woodcutting, fishing, or cooking.
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A one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina.According to Wall Street Journal, the average American in the 21st century will have changed their jobs 14 times in their lifetime!During my time in Latin America, I managed to move every three months to a new country, and learned the ins and outs of what it takes to build a professional network in a new city — despite speaking a different language!Today, we’re going to share how you can build your network after moving to a new city.The natural instinct we have is to focus on solely expanding our network, before seeking to nurture the one we already have.While you should remain open-minded to trying new activities and hobbies, most of us already have a good idea of what we like and do not like.
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Public relations professionals generally fall into one of two categories: 1.Men and women you’d classify as engaging “people” persons; or, 2.Men and women who can clearly and effectively deliver a message.Preferably, the right public face for any company is both.For those who may find themselves lacking or looking for a brush-up in one or both of these categories, the Digital Media and Public Relations Course Bundle ($29, 85 percent off its regular price from TNW Deals) might just do the trick to launch you into that exciting career field.The two-course package pulls apart the elements needed to deliver a company or organization’s finely honed message while acting as a type of brand ambassador when engaging with media outlets as well as the general public.
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I am on a journey to go from 0 to 50,000 visitors a month in one year.Most of this traffic will come by ranking my website in search engines.There is no easy way to know how likely I will hit my goal.Then there are multiple updates Google uses that come and go that could mess everything up.But by using search engine math, I hope to simplify SEO and get a quick idea of the fewest steps to rank content faster in Google.BTW, at the end of this article, I have an exclusive offer to help you scale your SEO and accelerate growth in your business.
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Cortica is moving into mobility by opening an automotive branch for its AI technology.The key, according to the company, is in the use of unsupervised learning that allows an autonomous system to process data and figure out its environment.For example, you could feed the system a thousand images of stop signs — some faded, some obscured by tree branches, etc.— so that the AI can learn to recognize stop signs.The AI has to classify and organize the examples based on common characteristics.Stop signs, for example, are red with white borders and eight sides.
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