Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard

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As the nation s capital prepared to celebrate the inauguration of the nation s 45th President, Senators confirmed President Donald Trump s nominees for Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.Retired Generals James Mad Dog Mattis and John F. Kelly were approved by votes of 98-1 and 88-11, respectively.Together, Mattis and Kelly will be responsible for at least $86.6 billion in tech spending based on figures taken from the last Presidential budgets for both departments .The President has said that he will do away with the policy of military sequestration, which required cuts to military budgets as part of legislation designed to push Congress to agree to a deficit reduction plan.Mattis returns to the Department of Defense after years of service as one of the U.S. Marine Corps top generals in Iraq and Afghanistan and brings with him a reputation of bluntness and a hardline policy on Iran.For policy experts, Mattis represents an experienced Washington DC player in a Cabinet that looks to be stocked with members who have little-to-no experience in government.
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For China, actions speak louder than words, especially in the escalating chip battle with the U.S., which has been hurling out verbal threats in recent months.The Chinese chip infrastructure is getting a serious boost from Tsinghua Unigroup, which is investing US$30 billion in a new foundry to make chips.The state-owned Tsinghua Holdings is a majority shareholder in Tsinghua Unigroup.This news comes just two weeks after U.S. accused China of rigging the chip market and artificially reducing the prices of semiconductors.The tough talk came from the administration of former President Barack Obama but will continue under Donald Trump, who was sworn in as president Friday.The first stage of investment will be $10 billion and produce 100,000 chips per month.
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Hollywood and the academic artificial intelligence community have an interesting relationship, to say the least.Many people interested in the field, myself included, love science fiction, but regularly end up being the obnoxious commentator on family movie night pointing out that Johnny Depp s Transcendence is more anti-intelligence than artificial intelligence.So it wasn t all that surprising that researchers were a bit perplexed when actress and director Kristen Stewart appeared as an author on a machine learning paper.Stewart directed Come Swim, a short film about a man s day told through both impressionism and realism.The film features the use of the so-called style transfer technique to build its story.Style transfer is the fun technique that involves using convolutional neural networks to artistically alter video in real time.
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Det är säkerhetsföretaget Malwarebytes som hittat årets första nya virus till Mac efter att de kontaktats av en it-administratör som upptäckt underlig nätverkstrafik.Viruset, som Apple valt att ge namnet Fruitfly, är ett spionprogram som dels tar skärmdumpar men som också kan ta över funktioner i datorn som musen, tangentbordet och webbkameran.Läs också: 2016 var ett tufft år för it-säkerheten – men 2017 blir värreVarken Malwarebytes eller Apple har ännu kommit på hur viruset sprider sig, men när de undersökt koden närmare har man hittat riktigt gammal kod, daterad innan Mac OS X från 2001.Alltså kan viruset funnits ett tag.En självklar ledtråd är åldern på en del av koden, som potentiellt kan föreslå att viruset går årtionden tillbaka i tiden , skriver Thomas Reed i ett blogginlägg.
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I en stor intervju i Financial Times varnar SAPs produkt- och innovationschef Berndt Leukert för att det nya dataskyddsdirektivet därmed riskerar hämma tillväxten för den europeiska startup-kulturen.– Om du har 25 brott så är hela din omsättning borta, säger han och tillägger att det här kan bli ett sänke för den europeiska startupscenen.En annan problematik är också om reglerna mellan EU och andra marknader, som till exempel USA, skiljer sig åt för mycket.När Computer Sweden ringer runt till experter får SAP både medhåll och mothugg i den här frågan.Stockholms Handelskammare har engagerat sig i frågan om internationella dataflöden och är kritiskt till GDPR.– Det finns viktiga nyheter som kommer påverka innovationskraften negativt, till exempel böterna.
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Make a cup of tea - or a mocha - before you read this if you want a long and happy lifeA cup of tea, coffee or even a mocha could extend your life, new research shows.The Stamford University research published in the journal Nature reveals how a cuppa can directly combat underlying chronic inflammatory processes, particularly in older people.Inflammation is a critical process which helps the body fight infection, but is also linked to diseases including cancers, Alzheimer s disease, and dementia.More than 90 per cent of noncommunicable diseases linked to ageing are associated with chronic inflammation.The team of 20 researchers found the by-products of nucleic acids known as metabolites are drivers of chronic inflammation and therefore mortality, but could be countered in part by substances found within caffeine.
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Ellen DeGeneres is a lovable and wonderful human being.You can t help but smile when you watch her.Those help, but it s simpler than that: she tells funny, endearing jokes that make people instantly like her.Let s break down what they are.Comedy covers a broad range of styles.What one person finds funny may not be funny to someone else, but we can all agree that being the butt of a harsh joke isn t cool.
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Storage Blockhead Chatbots are flashing up in our future view as something that could improve an admin's lot.Think of it crudely as an updated Lotus Notes.It contains Slackbot, which will answer text queries.Sometimes I have an easier time with a few simple keywords.Or you can head to our wonderful Help Centre for more assistance!That's because Slackbot's code is limited.
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The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow by a long shot , and now save 20% on the company s Cool model as well.Like the original Evolution, the Evolution Cool is made of memory foam, and wraps all the way around your neck to provide support if your head nods off to the side while you re traveling.The key difference is the integrated vent running along the middle of the pillow, which should keep your neck from getting too sweaty.If you have any long trips on the horizon, you can save 20% on all four colors today with promo code VX9JTJ86.Cabeau s pillows almost never go on sale, so if you ve had one on your wish list, this is a great opportunity.
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With less than a week to go until Donald Trump becomes President of the United States, Silicon Valley is waiting anxiously to see what his administration could mean for America's hugely successful technology industry.Our technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones travelled to San Francisco to sample the mood.
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If you do any sous-vide cooking at all, you have most likely encountered a stubborn bag of food that just wouldn t sink.A vacuum-sealing system virtually eliminates this issue, but if you re not ready to invest in the pricey piece of equipment, Anova Culinary has some helpful tips for keeping your bags submerged.First, make sure you get as much air out as possible.If you don t have a vacuum system, try the water displacement method, and slowly submerge the bag in a bowl or pot of water, letting the water pressure push out the air.If this doesn t cut it, it could be because your food is naturally buoyant, but don t worry, you have other options:Use a Rack: Dish drying racks, file organizers, and lid organizers can all help hold bags in place, keeping them from drifting to the surface.
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Coming off another record-setting US sales year 17.55 million vehicles sold , and the roll out of a host of new electric and autonomous cars at CES and the Detroit auto show, the auto industry has rarely looked better.And although Donald Trump has taken shots at car companies for contemplating new factories in Mexico, the industry overall is
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Amazon's launched its first dedicated anime streaming channel, but you'll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to access it, plus pay a monthly fee.For now, it's only open to users in the US and form a part of services launched at the end of 2016 that brings a number of other options like HBO and Showtime alongside the new Anime Strike channel.Prime subscribers that just can't get enough classic and contemporary anime, including new weekly episodes made available the same day they air in Japan, won't hesistate to hand over the $5 a month for access.More widely, the move is a part of the company's ongoing battle against streaming services like Netflix and additional channel-specific streaming options bolster its existing Amazon Video service for Prime subscribers.It's also an additional revenue stream that allows the company to charge extra cash on top of the basic Prime membership.Unfortunately, while it's commonplace for Amazon to launch new services in the US before rolling them out to other countries, given the historical complexities of TV and content licensing, Amazon Channels isn't likely to see a UK debut anytime soon, at least not with those US stations.
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Det hela började med att industridesignern Rasmus Tretow hade ett stort odlingsintresse och började laborera med olika sätt att odla på.Resultatet blev en självvattnande kruka som han tog fram i ett skolprojekt, och som han även sålde några exemplar av via sin hemsida.När Rasmus Tretow och civilingenjören Johannes Roselius sedan hamnade på samma arbetsplats hade Rasmus med sig en av sina självvattnande krukor på kontoret.Jag tyckte att det var väldigt intressant och ville också ha en sådan kruka.Han berättade historien om hur det kommit till och vi kände att vi borde satsa på det här , säger Johannes Roselius.Sedan ett halvår har de tre medgrundarna jobbat med Botanium på heltid från Stockholm School of Entrepreneurships inkubator.
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This app, uncreatively named Nintendo Switch Parental Controls, is clearly targeted at parents who have kids playing the new home-portable hybrid.The app-reveal video, which Nintendo has as of press time, shows an animated 3D Bowser grimacing and growling at the Bowser Jr. character while a narrator explains how the Parental Controls app, coming to iOS and Android, will let parents keep tabs on kids' play.British gaming site Eurogamer somehow found of the video.
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The first few months of any new year is an awkward time to buy a new TV.Credit Sony s no-holds-barred engineering approach and advanced backlighting system for the Z9D s ability to produce extremely bright images with a minimum of backlight bleed or halo effect.4K Ultra HD content in HDR looks resplendent on the Z9D – among the best we ve seen on the market, and Sony s premium processing results in blur-free fast-action sports and arguably the best cinematic motion available, thanks to minimal judder.Color is another of the Z9D s fortes, with expanded color gamut that shows you movie colors much closer to what the director and colorists intended.The KS9800 won t process Dolby Vision HDR, but reproduces the HDR standard, HDR10, with aplomb.Thanks to Sony s proprietary Slim Backlight Drive technology, the X930D manages to maintain excellent black levels and minimal halo effect, even when producing bright images on a dark background.
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A new digital service for fjällsäkerhet in the cell phone is here.Fjällsäkerhetsrådet will now after the end of the year to offer a fjällkarta with the compass in the phone, pointing out routes, and even notify relatives when you expect to be back, reports the P4 Västernorrland.In a färdmeddelande, you write simply and tells you about his plans, in which area you intend staying in, and when you expect to be in place.If all has gone well acknowledged the message; otherwise, the call is sent to the police or mountain rescue. " Will a person not return at the appointed time, the police can regionledningscentral get access to färdmeddelandet.Then it is possible to see where the distressed is, " says Fjällsäkerhetsrådets coordinator Per-Olov Wikberg to the radio.
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At the top of the list is Spotify, which not only scored the number one spot on the iTunes App Store, but also was the number one revenue earner across both platforms, including both the App Store and Google Play.Meanwhile, thanks to chat app LINE s traction on Android, it ranked as the number two app by revenue overall, followed by Netflix, Tinder, Pandora, then HBO NOW.The list indicates that the trend toward cord cutting – shifting attention away from linear television to streaming services – is still going strong, as is the growth of subscription-based streaming of music.That being said, ranking high on the App Store s revenue charts is one thing, but translating that into a profitable business is still a challenge.Case in point: earlier this week, Pandora announced it was laying off around 7 percent of its U.S. workforce, despite having grown its business to include over 4.3 million paid subscribers.But the older music streaming service is today facing new competition from the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.
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Med blandade molnstrategier avses att användarna går med flera leverantörer.Det har många fördelar, men framför allt innebär det att cio:n inte blir låst till en och samma leverantör.Det här är något som leverantörerna redan greppat och jätten i sammanhanget, Amazon Web Services, har redan skräddarsytt ett erbjudande för detta.Analysföretaget 451 Research tror att den här typen av tjänster blir standard på molnmarknaden framöver.I en rapport skriver de att dessa tjänster och den blandade molnstrategin, förutom att den motverkar inlåsningseffekter, också ger en ökad flexibilitet och bättre möjligheter att matcha applikationer och tjänster med egna verksamheten.Ytterligare en fördel är följande: Storföretagens investeringar i molnet börjar nu bli så stora att kostnaderna blir synligare i balansräkningen.
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With the Complete Web Programming Bundle, you can kick off a complete full-stack programming education with training in JavaScript, HTML, jQuery, AngularJS, CSS, and more.What s more, this collection won t break the bank.Get it on sale for only $41.Boasting over 60 hours of web programming training, this collection has everything you need to start an in-demand web development career.Start with the basics, learning the uses and syntax of essential languages like HTML and CSS.From there, you ll go on to more complex applications, like running programs on the Ruby on Rails framework, and automating web testing with Selenium WebDriver.
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