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A fried chicken restaurant has captured the hearts of San Franciscans.The Bird landed in the city's SoMa neighborhood in October, and has been drawing lines out the door since.The counter-service restaurant is part of restauranteur Adriano Paganini's growing empire, which includes Super Duper Burger, Unos Dos Tacos, and about 20 other Bay Area restaurants.Like the popular burger chain, The Bird features a limited menu of just two entrées and fries.We stopped by The Bird on a recent afternoon to see if it's worth the wait.
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I april förra året lämnade Skolverket sitt förslag till nationell strategi för skolans digitalisering till regeringen.Hela hösten har ärendet beretts på utbildningsdepartementet men ännu har strategin inte presenterats.Och det skapar en viss frustration hos kommunerna.Strax före jul lämnade Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting in en framställan till regeringen där man uppmanade till en nationell kraftsamling för skolans digitalisering och där det också framgår att kommunerna vill bli mer involverade i arbetet."Vi behöver öka takten, vi behöver göra det tillsammans och vi kan inte vänta" skriver SKL.– Vi vill tydligt markera att vi vill arbeta gemensamt med detta, säger Lena Micko, ordförande i SKL.
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More than 80 episodes of Seinfeld's Emmy-nominated web series are headed to Netflix this year, free of Crackle's commercial interruptions.Including a 24-episode order for a new season of Jerry Seinfeld s popular streaming series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will make a transition from Sony s streaming service Crackle to Netflix during late 2017.Detailed by Variety, Netflix has acquired exclusive global distribution rights to the series.In addition to the new 24-episode season, the previous 59 episodes of the show will be available for streaming only on Netflix.Notably Crackle s most high profile exclusive, the show s transition to Netflix is actually part of a larger deal with Seinfeld.Specifically, Netflix is already planning for future seasons of the series in addition to two stand-up specials that will be filmed exclusively for distribution on Netflix.
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Microsoft will ship its first PC-attached mixed reality headsets for Windows 10 PCs to developers starting in March at the Game Developers Conference.The first Windows 10 VR headsets from Microsoft will be units for developers to write and test applications based on the Windows Holographic platform.The headsets will work with Windows 10 Creators Update, said Vlad Kolesnikov, senior program manager at Microsoft, during a webcast on Friday.GDC is being held from Feb. 27 to March 3 in San Francisco.Those will be available later this year through companies Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP, Dell and 3Glasses, which demonstrated headsets at the CES trade show earlier this month.The head-mounted displays work like HoloLens, allowing users to interact with 3D objects that show up as floating images on real-world backgrounds.
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LG is reportedly conducting tests to improve the safety of its 2017 G series flagship smartphone, expected to debut at the upcoming Mobile World Congress convention."We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones," Lee Seok-jong from LG Electronics' mobile communication operation group, has been quoted as saying by the Korean Herald.The new battery safety measures come in the wake of reports about some smartphones catching fire.Samsung is expected to announce the results of its investigation into the root cause of the Note 7 overheating and catching fire on 23 January.LG would use 'heat pipes' made of copper which conducts heat away in the G6, the company said.Heat pipes are cooling devices used in laptops and PCs to stop the application processor from overheating and capable of reducing the temperature by 6-10% by dispersing the internal heat.
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Android creator Andy Rubin, who left Google in 2014 to start an incubator for hardware startups, is planning to make his comeback with a high-end smartphone to challenge current technology flagships from Google and Apple's display.Rubin will use his experience in developing the Android OS to produce a phone that takes artificial intelligence AI a notch higher than what current technology on phones possess.Google, Rubin's former employer, was in the limelight last year for unveiling the Google Assistant, an AI platform that has a two way communication mechanism.Rubin may attempt to top that.Rubin plans to make this phone under a new company called Essential, which he plans to head as CEO.He will have a 40-person team, consisting of many recruits from Apple and Alphabet's Google.
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Garmin's DriveAssist 50LMT is really a navigation unit with camera thrown in.We re judging it here it purely on the basis of its dash cam abilities, where it has one surprising limitation.Still, as a total package, it has broader appeal.As far as ease of use is concerned, the DriveAssist 50LMT is the standout product in the roundup.The large 5-inch, 480x272-pixel touchscreen makes both browsing the interface and configuring the camera a snap.As we re here for the 1080p/30 fps/90-degree field-of-view camera, we won t review the navigation features, but they are lifetime, top-notch, and include voice command.
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Flo Rida isn t performing at Donald Trump s inauguration—but thousands of people probably think he is.On Friday afternoon, the top trending story on Facebook claimed, assuredly, Donald Trump Pays Flo Rida $1 Million To Perform At Inauguration.The link out is to a four-line article from a CBS affiliate aggregating another report from Radar Online.A source close to rapper Flo Rida tells Radar he s set to perform at the inauguration, and will even get $1 million for it!The payout seems quite convenient for the Low hit-maker, who owed nearly $1.2 million in tax liens back in 2014...Nevertheless, Trump s swearing-in ceremony will be well attended by high-profile guests, including Caitlyn Jenner.
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British mobile phone network EE has brought 1,000 customer service operator jobs in-house - claiming to be the first operator to "in-source" all call centre roles to the UK and Ireland.According to customer complaint data compiled by Ofcom, EE is one of the least moaned about mobile operators.Although O2, Three and Tesco mobile beat it for the fewest complaints in the last quarterly survey.BT, which bought EE for £12.5bn last year, is also hiring 1,500 call centre staff in the UK and Ireland in a bid to tackle complaints.The former state monopoly is periodically the most moaned-about fixed line broadband provider, according to Ofcom data.EE CEO Marc Allera described 2016 as "a landmark year" for EE's customer service adding that the it has "delivered on the pledge we made last April to answer all EE customer service calls in the UK and Ireland."
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Pic By now, Windows 10 users have grown accustomed to the photos and inspirational quotes from Microsoft adorning their lock screens.Usually, they are just pleasant landscape or architecture pics, with a randomly selected line or two of text to accompany them.Other times, however, they can be a bit unnerving.He tapped on his Surface Pro tablet earlier this week to wake it up, and was encouraged to take a flying leap from a cliff straight into Galway Bay."It's not the first time Windows 10 has engendered thoughts of self-harm in me, but it's definitely the most blatant."The photo in question is of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland.
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The Lily camera drone will now never flyLily, the company behind an autonomous camera drone that had amassed $34m £27m in pre-orders, has announced that it is shutting down.In an email to customers the start-up said it had failed to raise additional funds to start production of the drone.It promised to reimburse all pre-order customers within the next 60 days.The waterproof drone was to be one of the first "throw-and-shoot" cameras that could track users and capture footage of them for up to 20 minutes."We have been racing against a clock of ever-diminishing funds," wrote the company's co-founders, Henry Bradlow and Antoine Balaresque, to customers.
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SUP46 har de senaste åren blivit något av en knutpunkt för startups i Stockholm och Sverige.Startuphubben grundades av Jessica Stark, Sebastian Fuchs och Nathalie Nylén och har idag över 100 startups som medlems- och alumnibolag.Nu står det klart att bolaget tappar sin profil och ansiktet utåt, Jessica Stark.Det är rätt tid för en ny vd att kliva in", säger hon.Vad är det som ska utvecklas?Sedan blir det upp till den nya vd:n att se vilka fler steg vi kan ta.
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Boliden har hittat mer zink vid gruvan Tara i Irland.Därför investerar gruvbolaget 33 miljoner euro, drygt 300 miljoner kronor för att bygga ut kapaciteten i sandmagasinet.Dessutom investeras ytterligare elva miljoner euro, ungefär 100 miljoner kronor, i en ny prospekteringsort i anslutning till den nya fyndigheten.Med nya prospekteringsframgångar, ökad produktivitet och höga zinkpriser är det lönsamt att förlänga gruvans livslängd och vi har därför beslutat att bygga ut sandmagasinet med kapacitet till 2026 , skriver Mikael Staffas, direktör Boliden Gruvor, i ett pressmeddelande.
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It is clear from a survey carried out by Quinnipiac University.The private camp is chipped to his twittering, but more are still positive than negative.Of those who voted republican said the 49 per cent that he should retain the account, compared with 45 percent who believe that should not have left it, renders the UPI.In the category of 18-34 year is the 71% who believe that he should not retain the account, compared with 26 percent who believe that he should continue.899 voters were included in the survey which was conducted between 5-9 January.the Margin of error down to plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
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In November 2016, the Las Vegas Strip got a brand new Taco Bell Cantina — the latest, and arguably greatest, in the fast food chain's new line of upscale restaurants, as it wages war on Chipotle."This flagship restaurant is our ultimate expression of the Taco Bell brand, and lifestyle," Taco Bell CMO Marisa Thalberg said in a press release at the time.Located right on the world-famous Las Vegas strip, this restaurant goes a little bit above and beyond your average Taco Bell.Not only is it super-swanky inside, it also serves alcohol including slushies made from its famous Mountain Dew Baja Blast soda, with an optional shot of liquor .Better yet, it's open 24 hours.We knew we had to swing by while we were around Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, especially after a cab driver told us that it was the hottest ticket in town.Here's what it was like: View As:
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Adobe has released a security update to Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat, a patch that could made it possible for malicious hackers to install malicious code on the victim's computer.the Update to the Flash Player takes care of 13 security holes, of which twelve of them made it possible for an outsider to run code on the offerdatorn.The remaining problem was solved could be used to get around security restrictions.According to Adobe, it has not encountered any cases in which these bugs have been used.Users are advised to update Flash Player to version 24.0.0.194 on Windows, Mac and Linux.at the same time as the player, the browser plugin will be automatically updated with Chrome, Edge, and Explorer.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr Priscilla Chan have hired President Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe to lead policy and advocacy at their non-profit Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg wrote that Plouffe, who managed Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and is chief adviser at Uber, would be leaving the ride-hailing company to join the Initiative.In December 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan launched the limited liability company following the birth of their daughter Maxima, announcing plans to donate 99% of their Facebook shares to causes "advancing human potential and promoting equality".In September last year, they pledged to invest at least $3bn £2.45bn over the next decade through the philanthropic company to "cure, prevent or manage" all diseases by the end of the century.Zuckerberg noted that he and his wife spent the past year meeting multiple policy and issue experts across the political spectrum, some of whom will be joining their policy advisory board.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is also hiring Ken Mehlman, a former campaign manager for president George W Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and chairman of the Republican National Committee to head the initiative's policy advisory board, Zuckerberg wrote.
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Whether it results in physical or emotional discomfort, scarring can be a major problem for people affected by it.That could soon be a thing of the past, however, courtesy of new research coming out of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, where investigators have discovered a method for healing wounds without leaving behind nasty scar tissue.Our goal is to understand how to get skin to regenerate rather than simply repair, lead researcher Dr. George Cotsarelis of the University of Pennsylvania told Digital Trends.We ve evolved so that when there s a wound in skin, the goal is to close it as quickly as possible to prevent blood loss and infection.This occurs at the expense of regenerating hair follicles, sweat glands and fat — so that if you look at a typical scar, those structures are all gone.For that reason, the area looks strange and not like normal skin.
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Ransomware is one of the worst things that can befall a computer user.Join us when we try to rescue a computer that is infected with the infamous Locky.
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A project management application developed by Stack Overflow co-founder Joel Spolsky, Trello serves as a user innovation toolkit.Atlassian, the company behind HipChat and the JIRA software development tool, plans to acquire Trello, a vendor of the eponymous collaborative project management software.The deal will give Atlassian users new ways to organize, discuss and complete their work, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian's co-founder and co-CEO, wrote in a blog post Monday."By adding Trello to the Atlassian family, we're giving teams more choice in the tools they use to support the way that they want to work," he said.Trello will offer "a fun new way for teams to organize the often messy range of information that feeds into great teamwork."Trello, with more than 19 million users, is a "break-out success" in the team-building software market.
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