Michael Hurlock

Michael Hurlock

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Winter is officially here for Game of Thrones fans.In its final social campaign leading up to the season seven premiere of the wildly popular show, HBO will confirm that winter is coming by taking over the Summer Solstice today, June 21, with 'winterizing' activations across Twitter, Reddit and Google.It kicks off with a new, winter-themed trailer for season seven, announcing WinterIsHere.As soon as the trailer drops, Game of Thrones will activate a Twitter Emoji Engine that gives fans the chance to unlock exclusive new character art.Notably, the poster art and other exclusive content will only be distributed via the Twitter Emoji Engine, marking it the first time the tool has been used to release key marketing materials.Fans can race to figure out the right combinations of @GameofThrones + WinterIsHere + [emoji] to reveal each of season seven’s highly-anticipated character posters.
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It’s tough to be Intel these days.AMD just made a big grab for a market that is, for now, the stronghold of Intel’s Xeon.But now it seems that Intel has thrown in the towel in a market at the other end of the size and power spectrum, all thanks to a $25 board.Intel has reportedly shelved its Galileo, Joule, and Edison compute modules, the three platforms it hoped would at least let it set a foothold in the fledgling Internet of Things market where the ARM-powered Raspberry Pi is currently the crowd favorite.This is hardly Intel’s first dance with small scale computing, and definitely not its first disappointment.In fact, the Edison platform, based on the Atom processor, was Intel’s planned way out of the mobile market where its Atoms barely left a mark.
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If I want to send a qubit from a lab in Europe to somewhere in New York, that qubit has to make it all the way by itself—you can't read and replace it along the way.To do that in a flexible way that allows computation, you need to store quantum states as they arrive.The bit is then sent to both gates.This can be done because the bit consists of many charges, so the junction simply sends half the charge to one gate and half to the other.Of course there are limits to that approach but, even if I needed to branch many more times, I could simply increase the amount of charge in each copy of the bit through some kind of amplifier.In a similar vein, consider a logical AND gate.
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– At ICA Banken, we have since the bank was established have been focused on offering innovative and simple e-payment services, both for consumers and the ICA-traders.We were the first to offer contactless payments in Sweden and see the launch of Samsung Pay as a natural next step in the development of kortområde–Veronica Hedeby, head of Product at ICA Bank.Samsung Pay, which was launched in Sweden april 28, currently has support for Eurocard, Handelsbanken, Mastercard, Nordea, SEB, Rikskupong, SHOW and from today the ICA Bank.According to Samsung is re:member and Swedbank, the second out of the list.the Service only works with devices from Samsung and is only compatible with the following models: Gear S3, the Galaxy A5 (2016), A5 (2017), S7, S7 Edge, S8, and S8+.
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Fintech needs to be less about the technology and more about solving real problems in the next couple of years.The sector is proving more disruptive in Asia than elsewhere around the world, according to the panelists for “2017 – A better year for fintech?” session at TechCrunch Shenzhen.Jack Zhang, co-founder and CEO of cross-border payments platform Airwallex, and James Lloyd, Asia Pacific Fintech Leader at professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young), were unanimous in their outlook for fintech.“Less hype around [fintech] funding and more real new products,” said Lloyd with Zhang of the similar opinion that “.“It’s difficult to see anyone else building a retail proposition in mainland China than can challenge [Alibaba and Tencent],” said Lloyd, “They’ve been incredibly smart about how they’ve maintained their foothold in other areas such as bike sharing.”China’s payment providers are pushing outwards regionally and globally, whether they identify as fintech companies or provide services as part of a broader offering, such as Grab, said Lloyd.
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Mobiltelefonanvändandet tycks fortsätta att öka i världen, för nu rapporterar Venturebeat om de senaste siffrorna från GSMA Intelligence som visar att hela 5 miljarder människor har tillgång till en mobiltelefon, vilket är cirka två tredjedelar av jordens befolkning.”Att nå fem miljarder användare är en milstolpe och en otrolig bedrift för en industri som enbart är några årtionden gammal.Det belyser de miljarder dollar som mobiloperatörerna har investerat i nätverk, tjänster och spektrum i flera år”, säger Mats Granryd, chef för GSMA, i ett uttalande.”Idag är mobilerna verkligen en global plattform som ger uppkoppling och, kanske främst, även sociala och ekonomiska möjligheter till invånarna runt jordens alla hörn”.Enligt GSMA:s siffor var det 2003 en miljard människor som använde sig av en mobiltelefon, en siffra som sedan dess alltså växt till sig rejält.Nu förutspår GSMA att vi i slutet av det här årtiondet kommer att vara 5,7 miljarder som har tillgång till en mobiltelefon.
Finland
Lemminkäisen ja YIT:n lähettämän tiedotteen mukaan yhdistyminen luo taloudellisesti vahvan yhtiön, jonka kasvun ja kannattavuuden moottorina toimii kasvukeskusten kehittäminen.Yhtiöiden mukaan niiden liiketoiminta-alueet täydentävät toisiaan sekä parantavat yhtiöiden suhdannekestävyyttä.Yhdistyminen toteutetaan absorptiosulautumisena, jossa Lemminkäinen sulautuu YIT:hen.Lemminkäisen osakkeenomistajat saavat sulautumisvastikkeena 3,6146 YIT:n uutta osaketta jokaista omistamaansa Lemminkäisen osaketta kohden, jolloin yhdistymisen toteuttamisen jälkeen YIT:n osakkeenomistajat omistavat yhdistyneestä yhtiöstä 60 prosenttia ja Lemminkäisen osakkeenomistajat 40 prosenttia.Muodostuvan yhtiön vuotuinen liikevaihto on noin 3,4 miljardia euroa ja liikevoitto noin 85 miljoonaa euroa.Yhdistyneellä yhtiöllä on noin 10 000 työntekijää 11 eri maassa.
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YouTube announced Friday that it now offers heatmaps for 360-degree videosvirtual reality videos with more than 1,000 views.Frank Rodriguez said in a blog post that the new heatmaps will allow creators of 360-degree and VR videos to determine which parts of those videos are drawing the most attention from viewers, and he shared the following tips for creators:Focus on what’s in front of you: The defining feature of a 360-degree video is that it allows you to freely look around in any direction, but surprisingly, people spent 75 percent of their time within the front 90 degrees of a video.So don’t forget to spend significant time on what’s in front of the viewer.While a lot of time is spent focusing on what’s in front, for many of the most popular VR videos, people viewed more of the full 360-degree space, with almost 20 percent of views actually being behind them.The more engaging the full scene is, the more likely viewers will want to explore the full 360-degree view.
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General Manager of Amazon’s public cloud container service explains how the platform has evolved and where it’s headedThree and a half years ago, Deepak Singh was a principal product product manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and customers were asking him about enabling capabilities to run Docker containers.While it was possible to run Docker on EC2 just like any other type of software, it became clear to Singh and AWS that a broader service was required.That broader service is the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS), which Singh now oversee as General Manager.“People realized that while they could run Docker on an EC2 instance, they wanted to run multiple container applications potentially across different teams and business units,” Singh told eWEEK.ECS has evolved over the years to include container application level Identity and Access Management (IAM) and application load balancing capabilities.
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FreeNAS releases version 11 so let's put the unpleasantness of failed V.10 behind us Version 11 of FreeNAS has emerged, hopefully without the bugs that saw the open source project release version 10 and then downgrade it to a mere “tech preview” a month later.That demotion came about because version 10, aka “Corral”, behaved so badly that many users rolled back to version 9.x iXsystems, the company that backs FreeNAS, therefore went back to the drawing board.What's emerged is a new version of the product, based on FreeBSD 11-STABLE and packing the bhyve hypervisor so that FreeNAS boxen can host virtual machines.The Docker support added to Corral has, however, been parked for now but will appear in a future point release.FreeBSD jails are available for those who like containerised computing.Also new is compatibility with AWS' S3 object storage service, which means developers working on cloud-native apps can point them at a FreeNAS.
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If you’re a listener who favors flat sound and extreme durability over flashy looks, earth-shattering bass, and advanced control mechanisms, when it comes to headphones you’re probably looking for what the industry refers to as cans of the “studio monitor” variety.With a simple aesthetic, honest sound, and premium build quality, the MT8 are a comfortable and reliable audio sidekick that never let us down in testing.They may not be fancy, but they’re a killer choice for those who are serious about sound.Despite their large, robust over-ear design, the studio-black color scheme keeps the MT8 headphones looking decidedly unassuming up close.The only flashy design elements are a pair of shiny logos on the back of each earcup, and two thick silver brackets that hold them in place.We had no problem powering through long recording sessions and full office days alike with the MT8s on, experiencing virtually none of the long-term fatigue that is typical even on many studio-focused headphones.
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Thanks to drones, condoms have rained down on villages in rural Africa.Remote islands have quickly received medical supplies, while researchers have winged biological specimens to distant pathology labs.Now, a research group in Sweden is buzzing about yet another type of life-saving flight for the unmanned aerial vehicles—emergency medical flights.Reenacting 18 real-life emergency calls of cardiac arrest to emergency medical services in Norrtälje, Sweden, researchers dispatched a drone carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the local fire station.In the event of cardiac arrest, a quick response is critical; saving 16 minutes could make the difference between life and death.Still, the researchers, led by Andreas Claesson of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, are careful not to overstate the results.
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They say the internet is forever, but Instagram's cutting you a break on those embarrassing photos you no longer want lingering as evidence.On Tuesday, Instagram began rolling out Archive, which moves posts off of your profile and into a folder that only you can see, to all users.Instagram previously announced its Archive feature last month, but it's making the feature available today with the Instagram 10.21 update (available for both iOS and Android).So that picture of yourself in that "slightly" inappropriate Halloween costume... archived.Or the one of your ex on your anniversary?Note that you're not able to delete any unwanted pics from your profile here, just remove them.
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The good news: Bungie’s Destiny 2 is coming to PCs.The bad news: PC gamers will need to wait a bit longer to play it.While the Xbox One and PlayStation versions launch on September 6, the PC version won’t hit the streets until October 26, Activision confirmed at E3 2017.Nvidia wants to help assuage that mild disappoint, however.If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti—or a system running either of those two graphics cards—from select retailers between June 13 and June 27, Nvidia will give you a free copy of Destiny 2 when it launches.You’ll also get early access to the PC beta, which is scheduled for late August.
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'If it was unstable and uncertain this time last week, it’s gone up a notch'The outcome of the general election has created greater uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on the telecommunications sector, BT chief exec Gavin Patterson has said.What we were expecting this time last week and where we are now.. if it was unstable and uncertain this time last week, it’s gone up a notch now," he said.Last week UK prime minister Theresa May had hoped the general election would increase her party's share of MPs and strengthen her negotiating position with the European Union.Instead it has created a hung Parliament and led the PM to attempt to hammer out a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to get backing for her minority government.Speaking at BT’s Innovation Week 2017 at the firm's labs in Adastral Park, Patterson said Brexit poses a threat to R in the UK.
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During Computex showed the Corsair up a prototype of a mouse pad that can recharge the computer mouse wirelessly at the same time as you use it.Now, Logitech has shown off its own counterpart, the Powerplay, along with two computer mice that support the technology.Logitech has modied its popular models G900 and the G402 and named about them to G903 and G703.What separates them is a space at the bottom of the new models which Logitech laddningsmodul can be attached.Laddningsmodulen will be able to be placed in all the computer mice that supports Powerplay technology.unlike the Corsair ditto is Powerplay-the mouse pad no prototype but will go on sale in August for 99 dollars.
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More U.S. tech companies including Apple and a startup called LimeBike are providing services, such as mobile wallets and bike-sharing apps, that imitate those offered by Chinese rivals, says venture capitalist Connie Chan at the WSJ D.Live Asia conference.Chinese technology companies have long had a reputation of being copycats of Western peers, but U.S. companies have recently begun to return the favor, said a partner at prominent venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.China’s internet titans such as Tencent Holdings Ltd. are influencing U.S. startups and majors alike, and many Chinese models are being replicated in the U.S., said Connie Chan, a partner at the Silicon Valley...
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The epicentre of an earthquake hit the site of the UK village of Reepham on Monday, with locals reacting with mild curiosity and several going so far as to disengage from their smartphones to remark upon the quake to friends and colleagues.The 2.1 magnitude tremor failed to devastate any swathes of countryside in the surrounding area, with roads, bridges, railway lines, schools, hospitals, gas pipelines, power cables and other pieces of key infrastructure completely unharmed.Nearby theme park Dinosaur Adventure escaped damage, as did village landmark St Mary's Church.Local resident Maxine Soroka survived the gentle reverberation, telling the BBC: "I heard it and the house shook, but I had no idea what it was until this morning.My parents who live in Reepham said they also heard and felt it."Her parents are accounted for.
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the Snap, the app Snapchats parent company, fell on Wednesday, with 3.9 per cent on the stock exchange, at 19,56 dollars per share.This is after nedladdningsdata of the app shown to the daily användartillväxten during the first two months of the second quarter was lower than in the previous year.DiClemente put the 14 dollar price target for the Snap, which can be compared with the average for the analytikerkåren of 22 dollars.
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