Manuel Scarborough

Manuel Scarborough

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Från början gjorde Apple det enkelt för sig.De hade telefonen iPhone, surfplattan iPad och laptopen Macbook.Sen släppte de nya varje år.Men de senaste åren har Apple frångått det schemat.Plötsligt fick vi en iPhone Plus, en iPad Air och Pro samt en Macbook som verkar ersätta Air.Förmodligen är det en uppstädning på gång där Air skrotas.
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Not everyone got to taste the magic during Starbucks' five-day experiment in serving up a fruity, colorful and flavor-changing Unicorn Frappuccino.A limited geographic release, reports of cafes running out of ingredients and the short window of opportunity left some people out in the cold.There are now multiple recipes for a make-it-yourself Unicorn Frappuccino.On Monday morning, YouTube's trending-videos list included two DIY recipes.YouTube user Emmymadeinjapan tasted a real Unicorn frap and then made her own with condensed milk, evaporated milk, plenty of sugar, Kool-Aid, white-chocolate chips, food coloring, vanilla ice cream, ice, mango syrup and milk.The creation looks spot-on, from the vivid colors to the powder on top.
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”Porukan paineesta tulee lähdettyä paremmin lenkille heti aamutuimaan kuin yksin, koska ryhmästä ei kehtaa olla pois kuin todella hyvästä syystä”, sanoo Kiinteistöliitto Päijät-Hämeen toiminnanjohtaja Raimo Kiljunen, 60.Hän on juossut ja hiihtänyt lahtelaismiesten 1970-luvulla perustamassa aamulenkkiporukassa vuodesta 1991 lähtien.Tällä hetkellä ryhmässä on kymmenkunta jäsentä.”Aloitamme tiistaisin vähän ennen aamuseitsemää Lahden urheilukeskuksesta.Lenkin jälkeen on tilaussauna ja yhteinen aamiainen.Yhdeksään mennessä kaikki ovat jo työpaikoillaan.”
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There hasn't been a better time than right now to be a wireless customer.Earlier this month, cable giant Comcast announced pricing and details for its new Xfinity Mobile service.But a closer look at the fine print shows it might not be for everyone.I'm in the market for a new wireless plan that can save me some money.I'll answer your second question first.My guess is that it will be sometime this summer.
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Back in January, while I was helping or sister site PCWorld with CES coverage, my Internet blinked out.After scurrying around the house in a panic—I was in the middle of a story—my sister came to the rescue with her iPad, which she set up as an Internet hot spot.Setting up a wireless hotspot on your iOS device is a simple process, and it’s useful for more than bailing out freaked-out freelance tech journalists.Here’s how to go about it.Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure your cellular service plan supports the wireless hotspot feature.If it doesn’t, check with your carrier for plan pricing and availability.
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The iPhone maker has reportedly hired two of rival Google's top satellite executives for a new hardware team, which could point to plans in that area, according to a report Friday by Bloomberg.The two execs are John Fenwick, who led Google's spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, who was head of satellite engineering.They now report to Greg Duffy, co-founder of the camera company Dropcam, another former Googler, according to the report.Nest, a division under Google's parent Alphabet, bought Dropcam in 2014.But Duffy left Nest last year in part because of disagreements with Nest co-founder Tony Fadell, a former Apple exec.Apple also reportedly held talks with Boeing to partner or invest in a broadband project that would put more than 1,000 satellites in low-earth orbit.
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A consulting firm in environment, health and safety, who works with the Apple happened to send a report on the various incidents from the tests of produktprototyper to hundreds of employees in the company instead of the receiver it would be. " Some of these employees leaked it to Gizmodo, which now publishes the data out of it.In the report discussed over 70 epithets during February and march.Two of these deal with subjects that have reported problems with the eyes after having used a prototype.A woman reported discomfort in the eye and said that she could see ”laserblixten” several times during the trial.A man suffered pain in the eyes and pointed out that the seal on the ”pink (outer) shell” had been broken.
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After the reveal that Captain America has secretly been a Hydra agent, after the controversy, and after months of teasing and build-up, the first issue of Marvel’s Secret Empire event is here.And boy, there are a lot of things happening—some tragic, some exciting, and some... well, baffling.Despite the fact that it’s built up out of a story that’s been going on for the past year, Secret Empire 0—from the team of Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuña, Rod Reis, Travis Lanham, and Andrea Sorrentino—still has tons of things to set up, mainly so it can gleefully bring them all tumbling down by its final few pages.Case in point: The defense of planet Earth from an alien invasion, an epic effort that you know is already doomed by way of a betrayal from one of the most trusted superheroes in the Marvel universe.The story is spread through three different arenas: in the space surrounding Earth, there’s Captain Marvel, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Ultimates, and other cosmic heroes fighting a do-or-die battle against vast hordes of Chitauri invaders in a desperate attempt to keep them from swarming the Earth’s new planetary shield and killing most of its population.In New York, the supervillain Nitro kills himself with a suicide blast that almost levels Manhattan, if not for Jessica Jones nearly killing herself to save her fellow Defenders.
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The head of ZTE‘s US division, Lixin Cheng, just got a big promotion.A new report confirms he will become the new global leader for ZTE’s mobile business.The news comes just a few weeks after ZTE reached a settlement with the US government over illegal shipments that the company made to Iran and North Korea.Reuters reports that the move was likely due to Cheng’s ability to keep ZTE’s market share growing in the US, even though the company had the looming threat of a long-term hardware import ban.Earlier this year, the US government ordered ZTE to pay $1.19 billion for violating the country’s restrictions to send US-made technology to Iran and North Korea (ZTE phones contain parts from US-based companies).The US Commerce Department has now removed ZTE from its “trade blacklist” as a result of this settlement, and ZTE has vowed to abide by this agreement.
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If you own a recent LG Smart TV and don’t want to use an external streaming box, you finally have a live TV streaming option.Watching TV used to be a simple thing: Buy a TV, plug it in, turn it on, and you’re watching live TV.With the advent of cable and satellite, not to mention streaming services and players, the act of watching something has generally become more cumbersome.Owners of recent LG Smart TVs have it nearly as easy as the old days, however, now that Sling TV is available on that platform.“Even with today’s ‘always on-the-go’ lifestyle, we know watching TV from the living room is still as important to our customers as ever,” Ben Weinberger, Sling TV’s chief product officer, said in a statement.“Offering Sling TV on LG’s award-winning, top-of-the-line smart TVs gives viewers more control over how they watch Sling TV, so they can view their favorite programs without the need for additional devices or unnecessary input switching.”
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Apparently, it's not enough that Londoners can't afford homes and have to pay an arm and a leg for a pint: they work 100 hours more a year, too.Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that while most of the UK works an average of 31 hours a week – 1,612 a year – London's figures are 33 and 1,716, meaning capital-dwellers are working an extra 104 hours a year.Ronald McQuaid, professor of work and employment at the University of Stirling, told the BBC: "Certain industries, such as financial services, typically work longer hours and there's a high concentration of these in London.Younger workers are more likely to work longer hours too, especially if living in an expensive area."(There are non-expensive areas in London?).On the bright side, Londoners do get paid more, though we spend it all on daft things like hipster launderettes, renting hallways, and travelcards for trains we can't get on because someone burnt the toast.
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Otaniemessä suunniteltu ja rakennettu Aalto-2-satelliitti laukaistiin onnistuneesti avaruuteen Floridan Cape Canaveralista kello 18:12 Suomen aikaa.Atlas V -kantoraketti laukaistiin suunnitellussa aikataulussa.Kyseessä on Suomen avaruushistorian ensimmäinen avaruuteen laukaistu satelliitti.Laukaisun ensimmäinen osa on mission yksi kriittisimmistä vaiheista.Kantoraketin laukaisun jälkeen Cygnus-rahtialus avaa aurinkopaneelinsa ja jatkaa matkaansa kohti kansainvälistä avaruusasemaa.Telakoituminen ISS:lle tapahtuu noin kolmen vuorokauden kuluttua, mikäli lennon loppuvaiheet sujuvat suunnitellusti.
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Last week, it was reported that Google had launched a new job advertising service that manages applications for recruiters.Following news of Google Hire’s arrival, several publications claimed potential employers could use it to see applicants’ search histories – but this isn’t true.As noted by Gizmodo, sites including RT, the Daily Mail, the Sun, and an Australian news website all published articles claiming that by signing into the service using a Google account, job seekers are exposing their search histories and YouTube viewing habits to recruiters."The site offers the option of using your personal account, prompting you to 'sign in with Google,'" writes the Sun."[users will] have to make sure they don’t do any x-rated browsing while signed in."While this wouldn’t be the first instance of a company selling your personal data, the allegations in this case are false.
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The OPPO Find series has been wanting for an upgrade since 2014, when the last phone from the lineup — the Find 7 — came out.Since then, there’s been rumours, talks, leaks and renders about the next-gen Find series phone from OPPO.The Chinese company has tried to do something special with each of the Find-series launches — the Find 7, for example, was claimed to be the first QHD phone.The Find 5 before that, was the first 1080p phone.Join GizChina on TelegramFast forward to 2017, and there are rumours that OPPO might finally come out with a successor.This new render from China looks like something that buyers could totally do with.There’s a lot of OPPO and a bit of speculation in the render… have a look yourself.With the next OnePlus phone beckoning, OPPO will want to be quick to launch the Find 9.
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The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Regardless of party lines, most will agree that the current political climate is “interesting,” to say the least.Congress’s vote to roll back rules that previously protected your privacy caused a lot of froth in the media, but it also is having an effect on people’s security habits.Virtual Private Networks have long been the staple of security-conscious techies, but now more and more “regular” people are starting to protect their browsing.Vijaya Gadde, the general counsel of Twitter, tweeted after the ruling: “Time to start using a VPN at home.” Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey retweeted the sentiment.Obama-era FCC rules were voted to be rolled back by the Republican-led House of Representatives 215-205 and by the Senate, also under Republican leadership, 50-48.
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Urbanization is taking over the world.By the year 2050, 70% of the world will live in cities, according to the Population Reference Bureau.One of the most striking ways to see this growth is through the lens of population density, or the statistical measure of a city's congestion.The most population-dense cities grapple with unique challenges.They fight for resources, like housing and personal space, and they put infrastructure to the test.Here's just a taste of what life is like.
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Google has been working on a wide range of AI-based projects lately – earlier this week, it showed off one that can identify what you’re trying to draw and surface clean clipart that resembles your doodle.Its latest experiment is called Sketch-RNN, and it’s a neural network system that has learned to draw on its own by looking at roughly 5.5 million sketches from people who played Pictionary with Google’s AI-powered Quick, Draw!By triaging sketches in 75 different categories like cats, pigs and trucks, the AI can now draw basic representations of these things when presented with hand-drawn sketches.It’s not merely copying what it’s fed; instead, it’s identifying what the input stands for and is trying to create a unique doodle based on what it knows about each object.For example, you could give Sketch-RNN a drawing of a cat’s face with three eyes, and it’ll spit out another version with two eyes – because it’s been trained to understand that cats only have a pair of eyes.Sketch-RNN can also draw without the help of a starting sketch, and can even complete sketches that a human has started, but not finished.
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We'll see Tesla's promised electric semi truck before the end of the year, Elon Musk says, reflecting the steady expansion of electric vehicle technology.Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed timelines for the company’s previously discussed electric semi truck and pickup truck via what seems to be his favorite method of communication: Twitter.In one tweet, Musk said the Tesla semi truck would be revealed in September.It’s possible Tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its Model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later.In a separate tweet, Musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.Both vehicles were mentioned in Musk’s second-phase “Master Plan” for Tesla, which was unveiled last year.
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It could soon be coming to your home appliances, including your mirror.Your mirror may not tell you who’s fairest of them all, but it soon might be able to tell you a few other things — if your mirror is the Duo, that is.The AI-enabled, 27-inch smart mirror reportedly comes with built-in apps, its own app store, facial recognition, and natural language recognition.That’s not to mention multitouch capabilities, connectivity to smart devices, and multi-user support.Duo, which is already available for pre-order, has ambitious plans for its smart home device, including native apps that will tell you all about the day’s headlines, as well as play music (by way of the Spotify API).The company is also creating its own HomeOS platform, which is said to include lighting and temperature control for your whole house.
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Presented by IntelVentureBeat is proud to announce a new collaboration with Intel Corporation that will offer a broad, informed perspective on the current state of PC game development.The PC continues to be a highly important platform for gaming.A recent survey from the Game Developers Conference indicates the PC is the most popular platform with 53 percent of developers currently creating a PC/Mac game — providing developers with a continuously expanding and enthusiastic market for their games.This joint venture seeks to pull back the curtain on how games are created in 2017, revealing what drives individuals and teams to become game developers, how they tackle the hurdles and challenges of their craft, what inspires them to innovate with technology, and the ways they can share their creations with the world.“Intel has long been an advocate for and adviser to game developers, with the mission of helping them thrive – because when developers do well, the whole ecosystem benefits,” said Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group at Intel.“This exciting project with VentureBeat will provide a cache of valuable information for developers, which will aid them in their pursuit to create quality games and succeed in the marketplace.”Intel and VentureBeat will collaboratively create content in many areas with emphasis on three centerpieces available on the PC Gaming Channel under VB’s GamesBeat umbrella:The Intel/VentureBeat project will launch just ahead of the upcoming GamesBeat Summit (held May 1–2 at the Claremont Club & Spa Hotel in Berkeley, California, and sponsored in part by Intel).GamesBeat Summit attendees will be able to meet and learn from experienced members of the Intel Game Dev Program.“Games are a source of entertainment and inspiration the world over, and so making games easier to develop is meaningful,” said Matt Marshall, VentureBeat Founder and CEO.“We’re delighted to join with Intel to create what we hope will be a leading and source of information for PC game developers — from how games are conceived, to how they’re built, tested, and launched.”The Intel Game Dev Program collaborates with key game industry experts to give nascent developers access to tools, such as SDKs and code libraries, as well as performance analyzers to help optimize game software, and introductions to test partners.Providing a wealth of information, this program also offers opportunities for developers to differentiate their product and achieve success in the video-game business.
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