Manuel Darcangelo

Manuel Darcangelo

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Tesla’s Model 3 is one of the most exciting cars coming to a street near you in the immediate future.How soon the Model 3 will actually hit roads is something Tesla is yet to explain, and it’s not just you.In fact, it turns out that Tesla has been rather quiet when it comes to sharing Model 3 launch information with the hundreds of thousands of reservation holders.Almost 400,000 people paid $1,000 to pre-order a Model 3 last year, many of them committing their money without even seeing what’s supposed to be Tesla’s cheapest electric car to date.But that doesn’t mean Tesla has been in contact with them ever since.After the initial email thanking buyers for their reservations, ticket holders received a package in the mail a few months later that contained a graphic of the Model 3 and an additional thank you note from Elon Musk.
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"As the field of data science continues to expand rapidly, increasingly intertwining with our day-to-day lives, the KDD conference prides itself on being the place where several concepts such as Big Data, predictive analytics, and crowdsourcing originated," said Stan Matwin of Dalhousie University, General Co-Chair for KDD 2017.Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist - Microsoft Research / Harvard UniversityTuesday, August 15, 8:00 - 9:30Data, algorithms, and systems have biases embedded within them reflecting designers' explicit and implicit choices, historical biases, and societal priorities.They form, literally and inexorably, a codification of values."Unfairness" of algorithms - for tasks ranging from advertising to recidivism prediction - has attracted considerable attention in the popular press.
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ITV has said that it didn’t see a significant shift in advertising due to the Google brand safety issues just weeks after Channel 4 claims to have recorded an uptick in ad revenue, as it also disclosed the gender balance of its company in response to the BBC’s salary revelations.In the six months to 30 June 2017, total external revenue at the broadcaster was down by 3%, pulled down by an 8% decline in net advertising revenue (NAR).Griffiths discounted such claims at ITV, saying that the broadcaster “hasn’t seen a significant shift in advertising from Google and other online advertising into TV or other media”, in response to a question asked by The Drum.“But the point that has been raised around the environment of advertising is resonating with advertisers,” he said.The decline in net ad revenue was partly offset by 6% growth in non-advertising revenues, which Peter Bazalgette, ITV executive chairman, believes is a “clear indication that our strategy of balancing the business is working”.Bazalgette is referring to the transformation plan implemented by former chief executive Adam Crozier that looked to shift the broadcaster’s reliance on TV ad revenue to other revenue streams, including international production powerhouse ITV Studios.
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The UK has a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and the gulf could get wider as an increasing number of cyberattacks take place.The newly-renamed Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced it will create a 'Cyber Schools Programme' and give it £20 million to train young people."To make sure the UK is prepared for the future and ready to tackle the growing threat posed by cyber criminals, we want to help young people learn some of the skills needed to work in the cyber security profession," the government's web page on the scheme says.The programme is intended to teach teenagers, aged 14-18, the basics in "digital forensics, defending web attacks, programming and cryptography"."The sector is too heavily reliant on professional certifications and qualifications," James Hadley the CEO and founder of Immersive Labs tells WIRED.The startup, which is part of London's burgeoning cybersecurity startup scene, allows businesses to teach staff members how to defend against ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity threats.
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Apple has long been dominant when it comes to the iPhone’s ability to monetize mobile games at higher rates than rival smartphones.But mobile analytics and marketing platform DeltaDNA has found in a study that rivals are closing the gap.For a decade, the iPhone’s polished user experience has always made it the smartphone of choice for gamers, with each player generally spending more on games than an Android user does.But DeltaDNA found that smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S and Google Pixel are not only closing the monetization gap, but are actually on course to exceed the iPhone in terms of the Average Revenue Per Daily Active User (ARPDAU), a key measure of how much money comes in on a daily basis from the most loyal users.The study also looked at the percentage of free-to-play (F2P) players going on to spend money each day when using the latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S and Google Pixel smartphone models.The Samsung Galaxy S8+, the most recently released smartphone in the study, is not only generating the highest ARPDAU.
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Drones will have to be registered and users forced to take a safety awareness test under new regulations announced by the UK government.Under the rules, owners of drones weighing more than 250g – heavier than many available on the high street – will have to register their details and demonstrate that they understand safety and privacy laws that affect their use.The move follows research that showed strikes by drones of more than 400g could critically damage helicopter windscreens, while a bigger drone of about 2kg could critically harm airliner windscreens at higher speeds.Pilots have been calling for a clampdown after a series of near-collisions between drones and passenger jets, particularly on approach or take-off from major airports, including Heathrow.Twenty-two incidents involving commercial airliners and possible drones were investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airprox Board in the first four months of this year.Police have not been able to trace the users of the drones.
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How do you perform a cohort analysis by products bought?
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Should money be able to buy other internet users faster connection to the network?This has been again a strong debate in the united states.the Country's largest cable tv operator and second largest internet operator Comcast justify priority traffic, inter alia, the future self-directed car requirements.the U.s. telecommunications authorities FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is preparing a new law, the network rules of the game.planned new regulations, the telecom operators are gaining permission to sell so-called priority lane money against, for example, films streaming services to customers.So far prioritized lane sale has been very limited, because the operators had no right to interfere with net neutrality in 2015 came into force of the provisions.
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Earlier today, Atari officially unveiled its new Ataribox console.What seems to be Atari’s take on retro consoles like the NES Classic Edition was first teased back in June during CES, but today we got to see what the console will look like for the first time.As it turns out, though, the release of the Ataribox may not be a sure thing.The folks over at Eurogamer have uncovered an investors note Atari released last month that indicates the release of the Ataribox may not be a cut and dry ordeal.The note indicates that Atari will turn to crowdfunding to make the Ataribox a reality.This move is being done to reduce Atari’s own risk, the note says, but in return, committing to crowdfunding means that the Ataribox may never see the light of day.
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Italian mini-state San Marino is set to become the first ‘country’ to go 5G, with Telecom Italia using it as a testing ground for the next generation of wireless tech.According to a report in the FT Telecom Italia signed a good old MoU with San Marino to use it as a 5G guinea pig.The self-contained nature of the state is expected to provide the good environment for a 5G dress rehearsal as early as next year.Apparently San Marino also has fewer restrictions on the use of radio frequency than the rest of Italy.Meanwhile countless anonymous press briefings indicate an ongoing battle of will between TIM CEO Flavio Catteneo and corporate predator Vivendi.It looks like Vivendi’s control-freakery over the Italian operator is set to go a step further yet.
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Websites without age-verification software may have to pay the eye-watering fine or even be banned altogether.And those with the software will have to check visitors' credit card details so as to confirm their ages.The Government will also announce plans to appoint a regulator that will police the adult websites.It's believed that British Board of Film Classification – which sets age limits on films – will get the job.The new government powers will apply to both free and paid-for adult websites, as well as websites that are hosted abroad.Digital Minister Matt Hancock said: "We are taking the next step to put in place the legal requirement for websites with adult content.
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June and July sales figures are in for the second after clearly average.the Easiest way to compare the consumption is to calculate the pure alcohol amount of sold drinks.in June Last year drinks were enjoyed more than 3.9 million of pure alcohol liter front, and in July alcohol was consumed 3.6 million liters.June-July combined alcohol equivalent to approximately 47.6 million half-liter touch ear-the bottle (strength 32 %), so Finland is poured in June-July down the throats of the nine vodka bottle in front of the alcohol which per second.on Average, alcohol is consumed during the year, 3.2 million liters per month.Less alcohol is purchased in January and February, about 2.3–2.6 million liters per month.
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Vertu, maker of smartphones that cost more than some cars, is now all but dead.The company is shutting down operations, taking 200 jobs with it.Despite multiple changes of ownership and various attempts to drive up sales Vertu has been in crisis mode for quite some time, taking drastic measures like dropping the prices of some of its phones from around $14,000 to ‘just’ $5,000 dollars.Vertu’s owner, a controversial Turkish exile, will maintain brand assets and says he hopes to revive Vertu eventually, but the odds are looking slim.It’s one thing to be insanely overpriced, so long as the product you’re offering is on some level better than the competition.It’s another to be overpriced and worse than products available to the mainstream.
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Who knew, for example, that you can use your smartphone to simplify the process of getting a green card to enter the United States or to streamline corporate travel?The program is based on a bot that walks users through a series of simple questions that, when answered, generates a package of documents you can file with U.S."When I came to this country, I needed a visa urgently, but it took a month," said Visibot's co-founder and chief operating officer, Andrey Ziniviev."We built this bot to help folks like us come here quickly and legally and not have to pay lawyers thousands of dollars."Travel agent in your pocketAnother company, Mezi made the classic startup pivot after it launched two years ago as a shopping assistant app then switched to travel.
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When Black Panther hits cinemas next year, we’ll see the king of Wakanda facing off against a number of his classic villains like Ulysses Klaue and Erik Killmonger.But in order to include Man-Ape, one of the Black Panther’s more iconic foes, Marvel had to be thoughtful and get creative.In the comics, Man-Ape, a Wakandan man named M’Baku, is a rival to the Black Panther who is constantly attempting to overthrow the Wakandan monarchy with the support of the White Gorilla Cult, a group of anti-technology luddite extremists who worship the Wakandan Gorilla deity.In Wakanda, there are multiple religious groups who style themselves after various Heliopolitan gods that are loosely based on the Egyptian pantheon.In the same way that members of the royal family who consume the Black Panther Cult’s sacred heart-shaped herb to gain enhanced abilities, followers of the White Gorilla cult consume the flesh and bathe in the blood of the endangered White Gorilla to gain massive amounts of strength.M’Baku himself is traditionally depicted wearing a special suit styled after a gorilla.
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Fight for the Future, a nonprofit activist group that helped organize Wednesday's "Day of Action" online protest, said Thursday the Federal Communications Commission received more than 2 million comments urging to keep a free and open internet.That total nearly triples a similar action protesters took during an "Internet Slow Down Day" in Sept. 2014.Also, Fight for the Future said protesters sent more than 5 million emails and made some 124,000 calls to Congress asking to protect current regulations.Another protest organizer, Battle for the Net, said tens of millions of people saw protest messages on sites including Netflix, Airbnb, Reddit and Medium supporting net neutrality.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even weighed in, posting a similar message of support.His comments received more than 83,000 likes.
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One of the common themes in conversations about the future of employment is the idea of robots taking our jobs.Now it seems that there is a risk that the specific types of jobs that we are going to lose are the ones that help most with social mobility.According to a report published by UK charity Sutton Trust, the jobs that are most likely to be taken by developments in artificial intelligence are those that straddle the skilled and unskilled bracket.Identified by the paper as ‘paraprofessional’, these roles are typically jobs that require no qualifications but are often entry-level positions.The general consensus about automation and the job market is that the purpose will be to take away menial parts of people’s jobs to free them up to do more important work.The issue is that if you are working a menial job to get your foot in the door, that job may not exist anymore.
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It’s a touchy problem, with a sticky solution.Robots working in warehouses and product distribution centers lack the dexterity to perform certain tasks.As Amazon notes in a patent received this week, “One heretofore significant drawback in such automation has been the difficulty that robotic inventory handlers have in manipulating objects that are irregularly shaped, irregularly positioned, or collapsible.”In its ongoing efforts to replace human labor with machines, Amazon has patented a technology derived from the humble gecko, a wall-climbing lizard known for its adhesive feet.To help clumsy-handed robots grab and move problematic items – which could also include airport baggage – Amazon’s patent looks to “fibrillary thin films” that, like the pads of a gecko’s toes, “can exhibit adhesive properties under strain” because of the way very fine hairs on the film engage with a surface, according to the patent.Add such a film to a robotic gripper, and the machine’s capabilities jump, the patent said.
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Logitech har sedan urminnes tider försett PC-spelare med diverse möss, tangentbord och headset av olika slag.Gänget har släppt ett par prylar till konsoler, men fokus har legat på PC-fronten.Nu verkar Logitech vara sugna på att bli en större spelare på konsolmarknaden då gänget har köpt upp tillbehörsmakarna Astro för 85 miljoner dollar.För tillfället verkar det som att Astro kommer leva vidare vid sidan av Logitechs spelprodukter, men Astro-varumärket kommer fortsätta leverera produkter till konsolmarknaden.Ujesh Desai, vicechef för Logitech G, säger detta i ett pressmeddelande:Astro is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console e-sports athletes.
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The Tokyo-born designer Eiko Ishioka has won awards in every form of artistic endeavour and it is this versatility that is being celebrated by Google in its latest Doodle on what would have been her 79th birthday on Wednesday (12 July).She entered the graphic design industry at a time when there were few women involved in the sector and became renowned for her early print ads.Her surreal costumes were worn in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film Dracula, films by Tarsem Singh and she also helped design sets and costumes for Broadway's M. Butterfly.She was also renowned for her advertising campaigns for companies such as Parco, Descente and she was also the director of costume design for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.She also won a Grammy Award for her design of the album by Miles Davis, Tutu.Google Doodle showcases some her famous designs from Singh's 2006 movie The Fall, today's slideshow Doodle celebrates her revolutionary work.
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