Amazon confirmed an Echo owner's privacy-sensitive allegation on Thursday, after Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO-7 reported that an Echo device in Oregon sent private audio to someone on a user's contact list without permission."Unplug your Alexa devices right now," the user, Danielle (no last name given), was told by her husband's colleague in Seattle after he received full audio recordings between her and her husband, according to the KIRO-7 report.The disturbed owner, who is shown in the report juggling four unplugged Echo Dot devices, said that the colleague then sent the offending audio to Danielle and her husband to confirm the paranoid-sounding allegation.(Before sending the audio, the colleague confirmed that the couple had been talking about hardwood floors.)After calling Amazon customer service, Danielle said she received the following explanation and response: "'Our engineers went through all of your logs.They saw exactly what you told us, exactly what you said happened, and we're sorry.'
The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs, is proud to announce a partnership with Startup Canada, a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada.Together, these two organizations will bring together Canada’s growing startup ecosystem and foster the growth of early-stage companies.This strategic partnership between Startup Canada and the Founder Institute will bring Canada one step closer to becoming the most successful Founder Institute nation in the world, and support Canadian startups in two major ways:Help Canadian Startup Ecosystems Organize and Increase Transparency.Each Startup Canada Community will work with the Founder Institute to map their Startup Community with a Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which will become a vital living tool for every entrepreneur to find the support they need.Increase the Support for Canadian Entrepreneurs at the “Idea-Stage”.
CipherPoint, a company that provides data centric auditing and protection solutions for securing unstructured information in platforms, was recently acquired by Australia-based Covata, which provides data-level security solutions for enterprise, government and citizens to protect their sensitive information.CipherPoint was launched in 2010, and currently has offices in Denver, Colorado, Austin, Texas, and San Diego, California.The company is also a Graduate of the Denver Founder Institute, and you can watch their early pitch at our Founder Showcase Pitch event in 2011 below.Since its inception, CipherPoint has established itself as a leader in the field of data security, a reputation that was only bolstered when they released Eclipse for SharePoint Online and Office 365, which prevents privileged IT administrators and outside attackers from accessing sensitive information.The company’s software was also used for the healthcare industry, as it enabled organizations to identify, secure, and audit access to sensitive and regulated data stored in file servers and platforms.Over the past several years, CipherPoint has gained considerable notoriety in the world of tech and innovation with their numerous milestones and accolades.
Ashish Nadkarni is responsible for the analysis of computing platforms at IDC.He tells Network World that there are two camps with companies who are working with quantum computers: established, traditional it companies and start-up companies that focus on quantum computers.Here is the Network Worlds lägeskoll for quantum computers:Google said to be ”cautiously optimistic” to take dominion on kvantdatormarknaden.It should be done with kvantprocessorn Bristlecone 72 qubitar.The first company that manages to solve a problem with a quantum computer as a regular computer is not capable of teach take the lead.
Didi Chuxing (Didi), the largest ride-hailing platform in China, is rumored to IPO in Hong Kong in the second half of the year at the soonest, our sister site has reported (in Chinese).In what could be one of the most highly anticipated IPOs this year, the company is said to be considering other listing structures—not excluding the possibility of pursuing the weighed voting rights structure recently introduced in Hong Kong Stock Exchange to incentivize Chinese tech companies but is still not allowed by Chinese regulators.According to Hong Kong Economic Times (in Chinese), Didi has started seeking consultation from various investment banks last month regarding the IPO preparation.The company is also reportedly looking for potential investors.Didi was last valued at over $50 billion in December of 2017 with $12 billion in cash reserves, after raising $4 billion from investors including Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Capital.A Wall Street Journal report estimated that Didi’s IPO this year could bump its market value to USD 70 to 80 billion.
Our robot future is approaching, but there's a lot that still stands in the way of a complete machine takeover.One issue is in how humans currently communicate with robots; a lot of data and energy goes into a robot recognizing and properly executing real-world tasks, often of the simplest nature.But, researchers from Nvidia may have come up with a solution: have robots learn by watching humans.Essentially, the researchers made it so its neural networks can infer what's being done in a video-fed stream of a human performing a task (in the researchers' demonstration, stacking blocks).The robot then produces a step-by-step description of how it would execute the task, which a human can read to verify the robot will perform the task correctly.Then, the robot carries out the task.
The husband is upset Harry didn’t shave.I say she fell in love with a beard she can marry a beard.— Karen Barrera (@TheKarenBarrera) May 19, 2018Not many people could get away with wearing overalls on their wedding day, but that is what Prince Harry’s trousers are officially called.The overalls form a part of his ‘Blues’ - the ceremonial uniform of the royal marine - along with his blue doeskin single breasted frockcoat, which was cut and made by hand.The intricate sleeve pattern took one person a week to complete.
A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant.The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.As precision medicine gains ground in health care, this study could be a key step toward tailoring organ transplant procedures to individual patients.The study, which was published in PLOS One, was led by Mihaela van der Schaar, Chancellor's Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.It takes into account 53 data points -- including age, gender, body mass index, blood type and blood chemistry -- to address the complex differences among people waiting for heart transplants and the compatibility between potential heart transplant recipients and donors.Trees of Predictors uses these 53 data points to predict how long people with heart failure will live, based on whether they receive a transplant or not.
Dove wanted to treat its latest Real Beauty Productions film like a big movie production, so it secured the cover of Entertainment Weekly—a peel-off cover, that is.“Readers love anything new and exciting and to be the first ones sharing it and talking about it,” said Ellie Duque, svp and publisher of EW.The advertisement will be virtual-reality enabled, so once readers download the Life VR app, they can scan the cover and watch the film, which is directed by Debbie Allen.“It’s the first time we’ve done something like this,” said Dove marketing director Amy Stepanian.The film, “An Hour With Her,” features two women, Chelsea and Caralyn, who talk about self-esteem in the face of bullying.Bullying caused depression and anxiety for Chelsea, now an actress, who found comfort in the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
the OnePlus 6 will be introduced at 18:00 tonight Swedish time, during an event in London.Those who want to take part of the presentation live can do it via the YouTube video below.most of The time if the phone has been disclosed in advance – either by OnePlus themselves or through leaks.What we heard about the OnePlus 6 so far through a combination of rumors and official statements are the following: a 6,28-inch display (AMOLED / 19:9 / 1080 x 2280), Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of storage, dual rear cameras, a 3300mAh battery, 3.5 mm-jack, and glasbakstycke.
Welcome to the 21st century, a time in which you no longer have to go to the door to see who’s there.The latest device to help you cut down on the amount of movement you have to do within your own home is the new Arbor Video Doorbell.Now seeking funding via an Indiegogo campaign, the new Arbor Video Doorbell claims to have the “best and fastest picture, most reliable Wi-Fi connection on the market,” and a quick installation time.Reliant exclusively on battery power so you won’t have to worry about any complicated wiring, the Arbor doorbell is claimed to last one year on a single charge.And with 700 feet of Wi-Fi support, this is one doorbell that will suit larger homes, as well as more compact abodes.Once you’ve installed the doorbell, the Arbor promises 160-degree diagonal motion detection across three zones.
Nearly half of the world's 100 richest billionaires have built their fortunes on the new technology.It shows the Sunday Times Rich List for the year 2018, the Uk's guide to the world's richest billionaires.the List is topped by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, with a fortune of nearly 113 billion dollars.Then follows a number of familiar names: Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Mexico's Carlos Slim Helú, who founded telekomjätten America Themes.according to him, Oracle's founder Larry Ellison and Google's two founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.At number eight pop, China's richest man up.
- that Microsoft's twice-annual feature updates were a greater burden on enterprises than the once-traditional upgrade-every-six-years tempo that businesses managed until 2015."Organizations must move from running infrequent projects to upgrade Windows every six to eight years to having a continuous process to qualify and push out updates every six to 12 months," Gartner said in its report."This results in a different pattern for staffing and budgeting.Tasks that used to be done in a separately funded project - possibly with help from a service provider - become a task that must be done continuously, probably by existing IT staff."Gartner claimed that its model proves Windows 10 is less expensive to upgrade over a six-year stretch compared to the old-school huge upgrade, as long as companies limited the Windows 10 updates to one each year.But participate in Microsoft's upgrade party twice a year - which because of the way the developer has structured support is mandatory for all but the most agile enterprises - and the costs surge past those of the traditional approach.
With one of the most oft cited reasons being that the majority of senior roles are held by men.Until, that is, I decided I wanted children.Pregnancy for me limited my ability to travel was curtailed.Which meant that I wasn’t available for plum assignments.Later still, now a mother of two small children and clinging on to my career, albeit now at a junior level to my peers, I found out I wasn’t getting a promotion I expected and my childcare arrangements fell to pieces, all in the same week.“That’s it,” I said to myself, “I’ll look after the children myself, my career can take a break.”
While Kanye West was the talk of Twitter last week thanks to some characteristically outlandish outbursts, Childish Gambino is blowing up YouTube thanks to his, you know, music.This Is America is Gambino's latest single, and its lauded video clip has racked up 55 million views in just four days.Of those, 12.9 million were in the first 24 hours, which a YouTube spokeswoman said makes it one of the top 10 music video debuts of the year.The clip has been heavily dissected around the internet since its debut on Sunday, such that any attempt to briefly explain it would be futile.If you've not already seen it, it's well worth a click:This is America was the most viewed music video of the day for three days straight (on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday), and comes on the cusp of the rapper/actor/comedian/singer/director/producer/DJ's appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Smartwatches with a full touchscreen have always had a more masculine design, and women mostly had to turn to hybrid smartwatches to find the right mix of style and tech.That’s changing with touchscreen watches from Michael Kors and Fossil, but none come close to the everyday wearability of the new Kate Spade Scallop.Introduced at CES 2018, Kate Spade’s Scallop smartwatch is the brand’s first timepiece with a touchscreen display running Google’s Wear OS operating system.Kate Spade proves less is moreAs a woman, it’s tough to find a smartwatch that can be casually worn everyday.The watch strap has enough notches for the perfect fit, and has so far proven to be extremely durable.
Nestled among the big announcements at this year’s Google I/O was a potentially game changing Google News app.California Launches No Cost Solar ProgramGoogle News takes news aggregation to the next level.If you really don’t see “alternative” sources, you can manually follow and subscribe to more niche publications.Any magazines you have purchased or articles you previously saved will also appear here.For expats like myself, you can follow a location and keep up to date with local news in places of interest like your hometown.
Netflix meddelade igår att Drew Barrymore kommer fortsätta käka människor i serien Santa Clarita Diet.Säsong tre kommer släppas nästa år och består av 10 avsnitt.Nedan kan ni se när Drew Barrymore och Timothy Olyphant berättar att det blir en säsong tre:
The Chinese smartphone market is the largest in the world.It is highly competitive and manufacturing giants such as LG has been forced to pull out of the market.The only foreign manufacturers to make some impact in the Chinese market remains Apple and Samsung and the latter is slowly going down the drain.However, the major indigenous companies remain Huawei, OPPO, vivo, and Xiaomi.According to IDC report, Xiaomi ranks fourth in the first quarter of this year.Xiaomi’s domestic shipments of smartphones totaled 13.2 million units, and its market share reached 15.1% which is a 41.8% year-on-year (YoY) increase.
The opportunity to work with our Enterprise customers to help them embrace the opportunity of digital transformation was what really excited me.We also recently completed the first test of new 5G spectrum across an existing live network between Manchester and our headquarters in Newbury; one of many steps we’re taking to bring 5G to the UK as soon as possible.What are the Biggest Opportunities for UK Businesses in terms of Connectivity this Year?Which Emerging Tech Trend Excites You Most?Our latest global IoT barometer found that 51% of IoT adopters say that the technology is increasing revenues or opening up new revenue streams.But, beyond that, it’s the applications that really can make a difference to people’s everyday lives.