Marc Leonard

Marc Leonard

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We know that the Google Pixel's successor is coming this year, but much about the Google Pixel 2 remains a mystery.Fans are using rumors and leaked details to imagine what the Google Pixel 2 could look like.Headphone jack die-hards aren't going to like what they see on the rendering below, which comes from notable phone renderer OnLeaks in conjunction with My Smart Price.According to this render, the Pixel 2 will lose its headphone jack.Last year a few phones like the iPhone 7 and Moto Z ditched the headphone jack as well, but the original Pixel kept it around.Google even mocked the trend of offing headphone jacks in the official Pixel announcement.
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House Republicans are calling on the CEOs of major technology and telecommunications companies including Facebook, Google parent company Alphabet, AT and Comcast to testify before Congress on the net neutrality debate.The invitation comes as the US Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, moves to overhaul the landmark Obama-era internet privacy rules.In a hearing on Tuesday (25 July), Republican Representative Greg Walden from Oregon, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he has invited the tech executives to testify before the panel on 7 September."A strong consensus is forming across party lines and across industries that it's time for Congress to call a halt on the back-and-forth and set clear net neutrality ground rules for the internet," Chairman Walden said."In some form or another, we have been working for at least 20 years on the intertwined goals of incentivizing the huge investments needed to connect Americans, while keeping the internet open and protecting consumer privacy."With almost everyone in agreement about fundamental principles to prevent anti-competitive behavior such as throttling and blocking, I think we are closer than ever to achieving a lasting resolution.
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The ancient Greeks called it cachexia, meaning "bad condition."The results from this research have recently been published in the journal Nature Science Report, and the researchers hope these results can help affected patients.Since cachexia is a serious condition common in cancer patients and as a "side effect" of many other life-threatening diseases, researchers have been trying to find the underlying causes in order to develop possible treatment.Based on numerous and varied studies, we know that this disturbance in the body's metabolism is due to systemic inflammatory reactions.Unfortunately, tumors often cannot be removed, and researchers would like to find other strategies to prevent this wasting condition from developing in the first place.This muscle loss can occur with or without a loss of fat.
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Simpsons‘ creator Matt Groening will helm Disenchantment, his first animated series for Netflix that will feature voice acting from Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Eric Andre.Disenchantment will be set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland and follow the hilarious exploits of drunken princess Bean, voiced by Jacobson.Andre will voice the character of Luci, Bean’s personal demon.We will follow along through all the wacky misadventures of trolls, ogres, and other fantastical foes.“Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.”The series will consist of 20 episodes split into two 10-episode seasons.
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Sometimes you’re mixing private clouds and traditional systems as well.In some cases even applications and data span two or more public clouds, looking to mix and match cloud services.Enterprises are seeking to leverage the best and most cost-effective cloud services, and sometimes that means picking and choosing from different cloud providers.| Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]In order to make multicloud work best for an enterprise you need to place a multicloud management tool, such as a CMP (cloud management platform) or a CSB (cloud services broker) between you and the plural clouds.Instead you deal with an abstraction layer, sometimes called a “single pane of glass” where you are able to leverage a single user interface and sometimes a single set of APIs to perform common tasks among the cloud providers you’re leveraging.
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The splash page that offers Siri suggestions if you activate it and don’t say anything.TV spots; tool tips; App Store promotions and interviews you may or may not have read about how much work they’re putting into Siri.They’re all an attempt to get you beyond the basic timer and weather queries.And, more recently, they’re an effort to acclimate iPhone users to the idea that Siri represents all of the various applications of Apple’s AI and ML work – beyond the vocal personality most people have come to associate with Siri.And true, consistent, daily utility is how you get people hooked on a platform.Put plainly: Apple needs to teach people how capable Siri is of helping them out on a daily basis.
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It looks like Facebook just might be working on a modular smartphone.The company has filed a patent for a “modular electromechanical device” that would allow users to easily swap existing components for better ones when needed.Facebook hasn’t released an official statement on the topic, so we don’t know exactly what kind of a modular device the company has in mind.However, the patent does mention a smartphone and smart speaker as potential candidates.You can see one of the images included in the patent below.The idea of a modular smartphone, of course, isn’t new.
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You may hear web scraping and shiver, thinking that it’s only for the most technical among us.However, marketers can use web scraping too, and they can get massive value from doing so.Web scraping can be a powerful differentiating skill set for any marketer, and you don’t even need to be super technical to figure it out.In this article, you'll learn what "web scraping" really is (hint: it's not as complicated or as difficult as it sounds!), and how you -- even you non-technical marketers -- can leverage web scraping to: - Gather SEO and content marketing data from blogs - Perform data journalism, ie.the content that earns backlinks - Find where your potential customers are online, and gather their email addresses for outbound sales or custom audiences
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released Firefox 8.0 for iOS on Thursday, adding a dark mode to make nighttime reading easier on your eyes and the ability to scan QR codes from the browser.The new dark mode dims the screen automatically, Mozilla said in a blog post, though it doesn't change white backgrounds to dark or make other more dramatic changes.The QR code reader, which can be used to scan digital data with your phone's camera to retrieve information like web addresses and business card contact details, means you can delete a standalone app for the purpose, Mozilla argues.The company also said more than a million people have downloaded its Focus browser for Android.It's also updated it with full-screen video support in the new version 1.1.Focus is a stripped-down browser designed for quick peeks at the web.
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Over in the Android Dev subreddit earlier today, Google’s Android O engineering team took some time to answer everyone’s questions in the form of a Reddit AMA.The thread topped out at about 500 comments, and though much of it is tailored toward developers in particular, there’s some stuff that’ll appeal to all Android fans.If you don’t have time to read through the thread yourself, don’t worry: we’ve picked out the best tidbits and compiled them into this handy TL;DR.Perhaps the biggest question everyone has is What’s its name going to be?, but we’re sorry to say that they still don’t have one picked out.Fortunately we’ll find out what the branding is by the end of this summer, so hang tight and cross your fingers for Oreo.The blobmoji — that is, Google’s gumdrop-shaped emoji — is meeting a shift death and not everyone is happy about it.
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Word that two new Harry Potter books are coming in October may sound like magic to Potterheads.But while the news is good, it may not be as magical as some headlines make it seem.The new books, announced Tuesday in Bloomsbury Publishing's quarterly trading report, aren't written by J.K. Rowling and aren't new adventures of Harry, Hermione and Ron.One book, "Harry Potter, A Journey Through a History of Magic," sounds like a kind of encyclopedic walk through the magic of the Potter universe.The other sounds very similar -- it's called "Harry Potter: A History of Magic, The Book of the Exhibition," and is a tie-in book for the Potter exhibition coming in October to the British Library.The exhibition in London, if you can get in, looks promising.
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Fujitsun pääjohtaja Tatsuya Takana uskoo tekoälyn kerran pystyvän siihen, mitä ihmiset ovat turhaan yrittäneet vuosisatoja: ennustamaan tuhoisat maanjäristykset.Ura: Tehtäviä Fujitsussa eri yksiköissä ja alueilla vuodesta 1980.Kuva Suomesta: Valoisat kesäyöt ja talviset revontulet ovat tehneet suuren vaikutuksen.Teknologiajätti Fujitsun pääjohtaja Tatsuya Tanaka, 160 000 työntekijän pomo yli sadassa maassa, istuu suuren pöydän ääreen täsmälleen keskelle pitkää sivua.Vasemmalle puolelle istuu englantia puhuva tulkki, ja sen jälkeen Fujitsun korkeata esikuntaa pääjohtajan molemmin puolin.”Tekoäly ei silti tee ihmisiä tarpeettomiksi, vaan se auttaa heitä keskittymään vielä korkeamman vaatimustason töihin.”
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"Game of Thrones" returned to HBO Sunday night with its season-seven premiere, and it didn't disappoint.The episode had action (multiple Stark-revenging deaths in the cold open), humor, Jaime with some fire in his belly, a suddenly sympathetic Hound, and Little Lady Mormont standing up for the women of Westeros.Arya avenges the Red WeddingKilling Walder Frey after feeding him two of his sons wasn't enough revenge for the horrific wedding that killed Catelyn Stark, King Robb, his pregnant wife, and many others.Lady Mormont won't stick to her knittingWomen usually follow traditional roles in "Game of Thrones," though Brienne of Tarth and Arya have shown the females of the show can fight with the best of them.
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Google's core business, its search engine, is well-known for being clean and simple.Type in what you want and Google will bring up the most relevant websites.But Google Search doesn't just show websites in its results these days.Now it includes an increasing variety of content from websites and tweets to videos and images.Hector Ouilhet, Google's head of design for Search and Assistant, told Business Insider this week that accommodating all of these new types of content in Search requires some careful consideration.The design has to accommodate multiple people, multiple expectations, and multiple situations.
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Get a pulse on this year's Emmys race with our roundup of the nominees in all the top categories.The 2017 Emmy Awards nominations were announced by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky, and Criminal Minds’ Shemar Moore early Thursday morning — and there are quite a few newcomers bunched in with Emmy mainstays.Last year, HBO dominated the race with a staggering 94 overall nominations — 23 of them for its crown jewel, Game of Thrones.This year, Game of Thrones is not nominated due to its new season debuting after the nominations, but HBO still reigns supreme.HBO leads the pack once again with a monstrous 110 nominations, including multiple nominations in key categories such as outstanding comedy series and outstanding limited series.Netflix is not far behind with 91 nominations, anchored by the first-year success of Stranger Things which garnered 18 total nominations.
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Microsoft’s Seeing AI app for iOS might be its most ambitious yet.Building off of the incredible smart glasses concept shown off at Build 2016 that narrated the world’s happenings for low-vision individuals, this app brings that same power to iPhones starting today.Seeing AI utilizes the rear facing camera to detect a rather wide variety of visuals in proximity by using artificial intelligence.It works to paint a picture of what’s happening to boost the user’s awareness and empowers vision-impaired individuals with rich information that many sighted individuals take for granted.The app’s capabilities are impressive.It can recognize general objects, products, and can even describe the layout of a scene.
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Apple’s AirPods are terrific earbuds… as long as you’re willing to make about half a dozen concessions.First and perhaps most importantly, they take six weeks to ship.Beyond that, they’re very expensive, they don’t have great battery life, they don’t fit very well since they’re made of slippery plastic, and they don’t have noise isolation or noise cancellation features.Oh and last but certainly not least, they’re beyond easy to lose since they’re not connected by a cable.If you’re a diehard Apple fan and you’re willing to go that route, more power to you.But if you’re looking for something that checks all the boxes missing from the AirPods’ repertoire at a small fraction of the price, check out the Nekteck Bluetooth 4.1 Magnetic In-Ear Wireless Earphones.
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Not that much different from the Civil War tools.Appendum: Ok, same basic tools but a few more of them.Image failed to load - try launching in new windowLast edited by Baron von Robber on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:42 pm
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When Microsoft announced that it was ditching its traditional product launch model with a view to making Windows 10 the last version ever released, Terry Myerson famously described the company's new vision as 'Windows as a Service.'In the years since, the company has begun to deliver on that promise with the launch of a Windows 10 subscription option through its Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners.Now, it's announcing a simplified subscription model that will allow businesses to pick up both Windows 10 and Office 365 in one subscription, along with the Enterprise Mobility + Security service.'It represents a fundamental shift in how we will design, build and go to market to address our customers’ needs for a modern workplace,' claimed Microsoft's Kirk Koenigsbauer in a blog post following Satya Nadella's unveiling of the service at the company's Inspire conference.'The workplace is transforming—from changing employee expectations, to more diverse and globally distributed teams, to an increasingly complex threat landscape.From these trends, we are seeing a new culture of work emerging.
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After creating a font in 2004, its creators probably never thought it’d be used as evidence in a government corruption case.Microsoft, for its part, couldn’t have foreseen it either after making Calibri the default option on products like PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPad in 2007.Unintended use case aside, Calibri currently sits at the center of a corruption investigation involving Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.Accused of illegally profiting from his position since the 1990s, Sharif is now under investigation by the Joint Investigative Team — a collective of Pakistani police, military, and financial regulators — after a treasure trove of evidence surfaced with 2016’s release of The Panama Papers.In a report obtained by Al Jazeera, investigators recommended a case be filed in the National Accountability Court after concluding there were “significant gap[s]” in Sharif’s ability to account for his familial assets.Failure on the part of all respondents to produce the requisite information confirming ‘known sources of income’ is […] tantamount to not being able to justify assets and the means of income.
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