Marie Haines

Marie Haines

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John Powell, the composer behind How to Train Your Dragon, The Bourne Identity and Face/Off, will be scoring the untitled Han Solo movie, directed by Ron Howard.The news was revealed on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.This makes Powell, along with John Williams and Michael Giacchino, only the third person to score a live action Star Wars movie.Hiring Powell marks a pretty significant step ahead in the filmmaking process for the rocky film, which has been shooting for several weeks now under the new director.It doesn’t necessarily speak to what the film is going to sound like, as Powell has done dozens of films with radically different scores.He’s versatile and a strong addition to the franchise.
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the Social media giant Facebook beat analysts ' expectations in its latest quarterly report, released Wednesday evening, Swedish time.a Total landed Facebook's turnover of 9,32 billion dollars – the equivalent of 76 billion Swedish crowns, with today's exchange rate.It was slightly better than expected.Profit rose by 71 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year and landed at just over sek 31 billion.Earnings per share landed on 1,32 dollars.Bloomberg analytikerkonsensus had figured 1.13 dollars in profits.
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Microsoft has extended its bug bounty program for Windows Insider to include the whole of the OS, extended its operation indefinitely and added Windows Server Insider to the eligibility list.Redmond’s previously offered bounties for specific Windows features only.Now you can score sweet Seattle-sourced dollars for finding a problem with any aspect of Windows.Rewards of up to US$15k are yours for the reaping.Microsoft’s also trying to get you to devote most attention to its preferred ‘focus areas”.Hyper-V is currently top priority, as a bad bug in that code can earn you up to US$250k, $50k more than is on offer for any other bug and an increase on previous payments for those who find critical remote code execution, information disclosure and denial of services vulnerabilities in the virtualization code.
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Xiaomi har nu under morgonen introducerat telefonen Mi 5X samt version 9.0 av företagets gränssnitt MIUI.Vi börjar med Mi 5X som begåvats med en 5,5-tumspanel (1080p/LCD), Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm), 4GB RAM, 64GB lagring och ett 3080mAh-batteri.Dubbla bakre kameror börjar bli standard snarare än undantag, och i det här fallet återfinns två 12MP-kameror på bakstycket.Upplägget är samma som för flaggskeppet Mi 6.Kameran erbjuder bland annat 2x zoom utan att bildkvaliteten försämras, samt ett porträttläge med bokeh-effekt.På framsidan sitter en 5MP-sensor.
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A good marketing-media mix is arguably the most important ingredient in business development.With all the rapid advancements and updates happening in the field, business owners need to equip themselves with everything they can to conduct a smooth operation.Most business owners like to think of themselves merely as “idea people.” And certainly, not everyone is a savvy marketer.So, while running a business leaves you little spare time, know that immersing yourself in the basics of digital marketing is one of the best investments you can make.For example, you may be looking for a skilled copywriter.Second, people can jump in and solve issues quickly without all the back-and-forth.
UK
You can’t have it both ways.If you want a phone that looks nice you better be prepared for it to smash into a thousand pieces if it ever makes an unexpected meeting with the pavement.That is, of course, unless you own a Motorola Z2 Force.Its 5.5in Quad HD AMOLED screen is covered by ShatterShield tech, which scuffs up over time but won’t smash if you drop it.Instead there’s an outer layer that can be more easily (and cheaply) replaced than a whole screen.Chuck in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual cameras, and compatibility with MotoMod accessories, and this is a flagship phone you won’t want to mess with.
UK
Is that an especially sickly hue in the smog clouds?A faint smell of ammonia in the air?Maybe this morning feels particularly dystopian because Wisconsin-based Three Two Market plans to become the first US company—and one of the first companies period—to offer microchip implants to its employees.The implants are totally voluntary.As in, the 50+ workers the company “is expecting” to be “chipped” don’t have to do it.32M CEO Todd Westby sees the rice grain-sized RFID devices—which are stuffed into the webbing between the thumb and index finger—to be used for “opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals.”
Sweden
Kina har tillkännagett planer på att bli världsledande inom artificiell intelligens (AI) per 2030 samt har som målsättning att marknaden ska uppgå till över en biljon yuan, motsvarande cirka 1,22 biljoner svenska kronor.Statliga rådet i Kina släppte en trestegsplan under gårdagen där de redogjorde för hur man förväntar sig att AI ska utvecklas och tillämpas inom olika områden.Läs även: Rapport: "AI" används som marknadsföringsknepDen första delen av planen löper fram till 2020 och föreslår att Kina satsar på att utveckla nästa generations AI-teori och teknik.I det andra steget i planen fram till 2025 förväntar Kina sig att uppnå ett stort genombrott på AI-området i kombination med en förbättrad teknologitillämpning, vilket uppges leda till en industriell uppgradering och en ekonomisk förvandling.I det tredje och sista steget som löper mellan 2025 och 2030, förväntas Kina bli världsledande inom AI vars marknadsvärde vid det laget uppgår till en biljon yuan.
UK
Openreach, the body that runs the UK's fibre network, has opened discussions about rolling out super-fast fibre broadband to 10 million homes by 2025.It wants to assess demand for such services and is calling for collaboration with other providers, government and Ofcom to achieve it.Openreach, which has recently split from BT, had previously promised two million fibre lines by 2020.During the time that Openreach was part of BT, it had always said that full fibre - known as fibre to the premises (FTTP) - was too expensive to be widely delivered.But Clive Selley, chief executive of Openreach, said that new techniques now meant the company "had recently halved the cost of delivering full fibre"."With the right conditions we believe we could make FTTP available to as many as 10 million homes and businesses by the mid-2020s, but we need to understand if there's sufficient demand to justify the rollout, and support for the enablers needed to build a viable business case.
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The "Game of Thrones" season 7 premiere hit Sunday night, and let's just say there was a lot going on.If you're not scared of spoilers, check out our favorite moments from this season's premiere.After six seasons, it's easy to lose track of the many threads that are (hopefully) going to be tied together as we near the series' conclusion.If you're still having trouble figuring out what exactly the Stone Men are, and how Valyrian steel is made or why the three-eyed raven is so important, help is on the way.I've written about many of my favorite YouTube channels in the past, including You Suck at Cooking, Nerdwriter1 and several others.One I've been holding off on writing about until now is all about breaking down the details of "Game of Thrones" episodes, characters, fan theories and storylines.
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A reinvented, low-cost laser source that stores light energy inside nanoscale disks could underpin the development of optically powered neurocomputers, reveals a simulation study led by KAUST researchers.Photonic devices that use controlled laser pulses to manipulate data switches, biomedical implants and solar cells are sought-after because they are lightning quick compared to traditional electronics; however, current prototypes have not been commercialized because of the difficulty in making lasers small enough to fit onto computer circuit boards, while also retaining pulse-shaping capabilities."The challenge of reducing an optical source down to the nanoscale is that it starts to emit energy strongly in all directions," explained Andrea Fratalocchi, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.A partnership with Yuri Kivshar's group at the Australian National University revealed paths to beat optical diffraction limits with unconventional anapole lasers.Being made from semiconductors shaped into precisely sized nanodisks, anapoles respond to light stimulation by producing electromagnetic waves that either radiate or rotate in donut-shaped toroid distributions.At specific excitation frequencies, interference between the two fields produces a state--the anapole--which does not emit energy in any direction and traps light inside the nanodisk.
UK
If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch and just can’t wait for the July 21st release of Splatoon 2, you’ve got a chance to play a demo ahead of time.But here’s the important part: the demo will only run for 4 hours today.Nintendo is using the trial as the world premiere of the game’s first Splatfest, an in-game event where players face off as two teams in a turf war.The Splatfest demo will run from 3:00pm to 7:00pm PT, or 6:00pm to 10:00pm if you’re on the East coast, for today only.Those looking to participate can download the demo now from the Nintendo Switch’s eShop, and even start it to explore the environment they’ll be playing in.The multiplayer mode won’t begin until the actual event time, however.
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They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and videos.Before Snapchat partnered with location data providers Foursquare and Factual, only a few popular neighborhoods, cities, and places had their own geofilters.Making geofilters scalable so even people in small towns around the world can use them has massively boosted viewership.Yet geofilter viewing has more than doubled.Snapchat announced the partnership with Foursquare in November, though at the time it was designed to power better ad targeting.Foursquare doesn’t just know the coordinates of every business in certain countries, but also the category.
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The Nissan Juke might be on the old side, but the automaker isn't done teaching this dog some new tricks.The JukeCam is, unsurprisingly, a camera add-on for the Nissan Juke crossover.It records 360-degree footage at up to 4K resolution.Using special mounts, it can attach to either the Juke's dashboard or a helmet for on-the-go recording.As you can tell from the Millennial-friendly video below, the JukeCam is designed for action -- in this case, pogo stick performers.But it can also function as a traditional dashcam, recording drives for either the driver to enjoy later, or making sure a collision has some video evidence.
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UK
A Bupa employee inappropriately copied and removed customer information relating to around 108,000 international health insurance plans, the company has said.The data included names, dates of birth, nationalities, some contact and administrative information but not financial or medical data.The private healthcare company said it is contacting people who were affected.It added that protecting customer information was "an absolute priority".In an online statement, Bupa explained that the insurance plans in question belonged to customers whose policy numbers begin with "BI".Customers with domestic health insurance have not been affected, but UK customers could be if they purchased plans for use abroad.
China
It seems that the Honor brand is doing great year after year and the latest Honor 9 model is perhaps the best of the Chinese company’s portfolio.This was confirmed yesterday when Honor’s President of its Business unit revealed via a Weibo video post that the company has been able to sell up to 1 million units of the flagship model in less than a month!According to the statement, the Honor 9 shipments surpassed 1 million units in just 28 days and the President of the company mentioned that they plan to increase productivity while sticking to the high quality the brand is known for.Note however that this number is only for the Honor 9 shipments in China and does not include the sales in Europe which are also thriving.In case you don’t remember, Huawei’s best seller features a 5.15-inch 1080p display and is powered by a Hisilicon Kirin 960 chip with 4GB /6GB RAM as well as 64GB /128GB storage versions.It comes with a 3200mAh battery and a dual 20MP + 12MP camera similar to the Mate 9 and Huawei P10’s but without the Leica branding while at the front, there is an 8MP sensor.
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Cleganebowl proponents believed the Faith would choose as their champion Gregor’s brother, Sandor (Rory McCann), whose burned face is reason enough for him to take on his childhood tormentor.In the show, Sandor does survive his wounds, but he ends up in a small religious village where he works as a woodcutter.Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, the High Sparrow convinces King Tommen to outlaw trial by combat.Given that Cersei no longer needs a trial by combat, and that the Hound is marching to war, the Cleganebowl seems unlikely.With his rare code of honor and consistent ability to escape death, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) seems the most obvious choice.In the novel A Dance with Dragons, she reflects on a vision from R’hllor: “I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only Snow.” Season 6 of GoT only fueled the fire, while confirming a longstanding theory that Jon is actually the son of Lyanna Stark.
Finland
Tänä keväänä Helsinkiin perustettu kansainvälinen yrityskiihdyttämö Nordic VR Startups on valinnut ohjelmaansa 70 ehdokkaan joukosta viisi suomalaisyritystä ja yhden ruotsalaisyrityksen.Valitut kuusi yritystä kehittävät virtuaalitodellisuuden ja lisätyn todellisuuden innovaatioita.Sijoitetun alkupääoman lisäksi ohjelma tukee yritysten kasvua mentoroinnin ja alan asiantuntijoista koostuvan kontaktiverkoston avulla.Nordic VR Startups on japanilaisen peliyhtiö gumi Incin ja tuotanto- ja jakeluyhtiö Nordisk Filmin yhteisyritys.VR/AR-teknologiayhtiöitä kiihdyttävän kehitysohjelman tavoitteena on auttaa lupaavia pohjoismaisia VR:ään ja AR:ään erikoistuneita kasvuyrityksiä kohti globaalia markkinaa.Gumi on Tokion pörssissä listattu globaali mobiilipelien julkaisija ja kehittäjä, jolla on toimintaa Ranskassa, Koreassa, Singaporessa, Taiwanissa ja Yhdysvalloissa.
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The Petya hack may not have turned out to be the global phenomenon many feared, but the ransomware attack still has Ukraine reeling.Nick Bilogorskiy, a Ukrainian cybersecurity expert and cofounder of San Jose-based Cyphort, said in a recent email interview that his native country is still trying to fully recover from an attack that hit companies, bank machines, and its infrastructure.The country was forced to extend its tax deadline to July 15, he noted, due to the attack.Indeed, many have now concluded, as Ukrainian officials asserted, that Petya was an attack on the country rather than an attempt to extort money.Indeed, NATO has concluded the virus was the result of a “state actor” and could warrant retaliation.“The operation was not too complex, but still complex and expensive enough to have been prepared and executed by unaffiliated hackers for the sake of practice.
UK
Open source luminary Roland McGrath has decided “enough is enough” – after 30 years on the GNU compiler library project.As a teenager in 1987 – working back from the age he gives in his mailing list post, as a 15-year-old, in fact – McGrath began writing glibc, and he reckons that devoting “two thirds of my lifespan so far” is “long enough”.The library's purpose was to deliver the functionality required in an ANSI-standard C library, and the Free Software Foundation said that mission was “nearly complete” in February 1988.“So, I'm hereby declaring myself maintainer emeritus and withdrawing from direct involvement in the project.These past several months, if not the last few years, have proven that you don't need me any more”, he continues.Some individuals, he says, have contributed more to the project than McGrath, and the collective effort has done “far more than I ever could have”.
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