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Tidal may be used to pulling publicity stunts to set itself apart, remember that whole business with The Life of Pablo "never, never, never" coming to Apple Music?but the music streaming service's latest feature manages to be noteworthy, even if it's more low-key.Tidal subscribers on iOS and Android now have access to a feature called Track Edit to tweak a song's tempo and length.Accessible from the options menu, the edited track can then be saved to a playlist and played like a normal song.There wasn't much explanation to go along with Tidal's new feature and at first, it seems like kind of a "eh" addition.However, if you're a fan of putting together playlists or otherwise putting a personal spin on your music, it's a feature that's sure to catch your eye - or rather, ear.
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After facing similar charges around the world, Qualcomm is getting some major pushback on its home turf.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against the company, accusing the San Diego-based Snapdragon-maker of anticompetitive tactics, in an attempt to maintain a monopoly in its chip business.The commission issued a statement today detailing the allegations in what it s deemed a no license, no chips policy that charges the company of elevating licensing fees for patents, and in turn, forcing phone makers to pay more for using a competitor s chip. No license, no chips is a condition that other suppliers of semiconductor devices do not impose.The risk of losing access to Qualcomm baseband processors is too great for a cell phone manufacturer to bear because it would preclude the manufacturer from selling phones for use on important cellular networks.The complaint officially cites Apple in its list of anticompetitive practices, effectively accusing Qualcomm of shutting other chipmakers out of competing for the iPhone-maker s business, due to the high-profile media windfall of striking a deal with the company.
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has been tracking a Google smartwatch since July of last year, and Blass says that report—including produced by Android Police, pictured above—is still spot on.Blass says the larger "Sport" watch is 14.2mm thick and has a 1.38-inch, 480 480 circular P-OLED display, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 420mAh battery, an IP68 ingress rating, and a heart rate sensor.There's also tons of connectivity; besides the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it has 3G and LTE data, GPS, and NFC, presumably for Android Pay compatibility.
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I dag går den bittra vr-striden mellan Zenimax och Facebook in i ett nytt skede, då grundaren Mark Zuckerberg tvingas flyga till Dallas för att vittna i rätten.Zenimax anser att Facebook stulit affärshemligheter i samband med uppköpet av vr-företaget Oculus, och kräver 19 miljarder kronor i skadestånd.Uppfinnaren Palmer Luckey gjorde stor sensation med en Kickstarter-kampanj under sensommaren 2012.Luckey fick draghjälp av den berömde spelutvecklaren John Carmack, som på spelmässan E3 samma år visade upp en så tidig prototyp av Oculus Rift att den hölls ihop av silvertejp.John Carmack ligger bakom spel som Wolfenstein, Doom och Quake.Ett år senare, 2013, lämnade John Carmack Id Software och tog rollen som teknikchef hos Oculus.
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By now, everyone's experienced a newsfeed full of NoDAPL or long Twitter threads explaining some proposed legislation that threatens a certain cause.With years of social media experience behind us, it's easy for this stuff to feel like white noise.But the next time someone shrugs off any of these posts in the name of social justice as useless, tell them DeRay Mckesson begs to differ.All of it has the ability to help others get "woke," to newly realize there's a problem and a need to combat it.So during his keynote Q at the , the Black Lives Matter activist encouraged everyone to fight toward equity, justice, and fairness in the way that works best for them... even if starts as small as a tweet.
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The next major update of Windows 10 will get a special game mode that fine-tunes the system for maximum performance.you can Now find your IT skills in theIn april is expected to the next big update of Windows 10 – the Creator's Update – released.Now, Microsoft has revealed one of the new features included: A game mode that will give maximum performance for these demanding applications.the game Mode automatically makes the settings that allow the games can utilize the computer's hardware fully and works both with the old Win32 games and modern Windowsappar.Users in the Windows Insider program will be able to test parts of the game mode with the start of the week.
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the network company nokia's financial statements release is approaching and analysts update their race stock recommendations.Nokia got in late from a French Natixis-investment bank buy recommendation.the Bank analyst Stuart Jeffrey raised its recommendation from neutral -level buy -in level.the Bank estimates Boursier.com -news service according to the telecommunications equipment market situation to stabilise in 2017 and 2018, though reminds the industry's cyclical sensitivity.at the Same time analysts to raise nokia's share target price of 5.70 euros in the previous 4,90 euro.on Friday, Nokia shares ended up on the Helsinki stock exchange 2.2 per cent rise in the eur 4.50.
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Many parents I know don t bother to buy baby food.They prefer to toss some food in the blender until it comes out into what is often an unappetizing green slop that gets smeared all over their children s faces.The blender works pretty well, but there s also a device, the Babymoov NutriBaby, that is specifically designed to produce baby food.The benefit is that it steams, defrosts, and blends, all in one.The NutriBaby Connect is the company s forthcoming product and it was on display at CES 2017.It looks a little different from the older version, as it now has a touchscreen.
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the State, i.e. the Finnish transport agency-owned land bridges in the observed strength of the wood, you do sound threatening taxpayers in the ears.Fortunately, the strength of the wood sheets, however, are publicised on the basis of the apparently more limited than, for example, Kemijärvi and Turku encounter problems.Bridges can be used in normal traffic safely.Concrete strength deficiencies can mainly shorten the bridge of life and restricts their use to heavy special transports.problems are not to be still underestimated.the constructor, i.e. the transport agency has not received what it ordered, and if a hundred years to withstand the planned bridge service life is cut in out, money that is required to calculate the loss.
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Moor Insights and Strategy analyst Karl Freund put it most succinctly in a Forbes post last week: While the big social media and internet commerce companies now think of Machine Learning as an essential foundational tool, most enterprises still have no clue where to begin in their quest to get on board and use AI.So it s on everybody s mind; expect it to grow faster still.At CES in Las Vegas, Marla Skiko talked about marketers need to re-understand just what a consumer is — a person or a machine, and how to approach each differently — in a post where she wrote, While AI is still in the early stages and can t yet fully divine intent, technological advances and machine learning that are evolving daily will lead to blurrier lines between human and device.Keywords: evolving daily.Here s what Cindy Gustafson had to say about the evolving power of AI that will understand and respond to customer emotion: When we talk about machine learning and automation, usually the conversation revolves around function.… But it s important to consider the emotional perspective as well.… Synced up to your calendar, your device knows that you ve got a wedding to attend in two weeks.And if there s a special sale or promo happening at a nearby clothing shop or department store, how perfect would that be if your device suggested it?
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Amazon is adding 100,000 new full-time jobs in the US over the next 18 months.The announcement, which comes a month after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, certainly plays nice with Trump's job-creation rhetoric and should help Amazon ease its tension with the president-elect, who frequently criticized the company during his campaign.But the new jobs may not exactly be focused on the traditional labor-force jobs in areas like manufacturing or infrastructure, from which Trump drew his biggest support.Instead, most of them are likely to be highly skilled tech positions, based on Amazon's total number of job listings, analyzed by Baird Equity Research's Colin Sebastian.As seen in the chart below, more than half of the current job listings are in "technology," for positions such as computer engineers or data scientists.Only a tiny fraction about 5% of those jobs are in fulfillment centers, where products are stored and packaged for delivery, and require fewer skills.To be clear, Amazon did say "many" of the 100,000 new jobs will be in its fulfillment centers, although it did not break down corporate versus fulfillment jobs.Also, Amazon has been significantly expanding its fulfillment network — it built 26 new facilities in 2016, up from 14 in 2015.In a statement, Bezos stressed that a lot of the jobs would be in "local communities," not just Amazon's home turf of Seattle or Silicon Valley."These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley — they're in our customer service network, fulfillment centers, and other facilities in local communities throughout the country," Bezos said.Still, it's hard to imagine Amazon drastically shifting its job openings to fulfillment positions in such a short time, especially when a big chunk of its new investments are expected to be in building streaming content, growing overseas markets India , and strengthening its Alexa/Echo ecosystem, as seen in this chart by Evercore's Ken Sena.Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: Why Korean parents are paying for their kids to get plastic surgeryLoading video...
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Dock tror Gartner fortfarande på tillväxt.Men i stället för de 3 procent de trodde tidigare, så väntas tillväxten för den globala it-försäljningen landa på 2,7 procent.– 2017 skulle bli ett år för återhämtning när det gäller it-försäljningen.Många stora trender har strålat samman, som molnet, blockkedjorna, digitala affärer och artficiell intelligens.Normalt skulle detta innebära en knuff framåt för it-investeringarna, mycket högre än de här 2,7 procenten, säger John-David Lovelock, analytiker på Gartner.– Men en del av den politiska osäkerheten på de globala marknaderna har skapat en vänta-och-se-inställning och gör att många verksamheter väntar med it-investeringarna.
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The humble HTC 10 has been largely overshadowed by competitors like Samsung s Galaxy S7, but this spring, HTC has set its sights on recapturing some momentum with two new phones: the HTC U Ultra, and HTC U Play.Both phones will come out in early 2017, which we think means around early March or late February.These phones represent a new philosophy, or a cheesy new branding, at least.Branding aside though, the first thing U are going to notice is the unique finish on these phones.HTC calls this glass liquid surface, but the technical word for it is Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition, and HTC says it has worked on the technique for more than two years.The phones some water resistance, but cannot stand full submersion underwater.
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In 2015, the low birth rate prompted many researchers to express concern about the situation publicly last year.the population of the federal family researcher Lassi Lainiala reflect on their study in 2012, threatening the family ellis approach in the future to become a good piece of the privilege of his precious.the Economy said Tuesday that the U.s. department of agriculture published by the calculations, in 2015, children who ate the average tuloisela the family spent on children total 220 165 million by the time it turns 18 years.In 2013, the evening press had a child of age increasing price in Finland 128 300 eur.Ie 7 127 euros per year.the children of the cost is obtained by summing the child's personal consumption expenditure and child share of combined household consumption expenditure.
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As an agency owner myself, I get a lot of people coming to me, wanting my services, that I have to tell, "You don't need me, you need a head of growth."Why would I turn down their business?Because if you don't have someone internally managing growth and marketing at every stage of the AARRR funnel, you won't have a successful product.Tell me, what struggles are you having with building your growth team?
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The proposition it set about is simple: Apple didn't really invent the iPhone.From Oxford, inventor and engineer Andrew Fentem writes to take issue with a programme for the BBC World Service – summarised at the BBC website – by best-selling pop economist and Radio 4 presence Tim Harford.Fentem created the multitouch technology essential to modern touchscreen interfaces – but fatally agreed to work with a British innovation quango.Don't go thinking that the iPhone was a success because of Apple's technology and design decisions.Or that Apple broke with the smartphone industry norms at the time, and attached phone functions to a new and easy-to-use tablet computer.The real innovators here were benevolent and far-sighted state bureaucrats.
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Kafékedjan Barista fick in totalt över 21 miljoner kronor genom sin nyemission via crowdfundingsajten Pepins, en runda som stängde i mitten av december.Totalt genomfördes 1.682 investeringar, vilket gör kampanjen till en av de största i Europa.Det framgår av ett pressmeddelande.Snittinvesteringen landade på 12.513 kronor.Lägsta investerat belopp var 500 kronor.Barista genomför en turnaround efter att man tidigare kört i diket.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top executives at the company were paid less in 2016 for missing performance targets, Apple disclosed on Friday.The company's top brass took home a combined 89.5% of their potential cash incentive payouts for the year.Cook specifically received $8.75 million in total compensation, which is a 15% decrease from the $10.3 million he was paid in 2015."Overall, our 2016 performance with respect to net sales and operating income was 7.7% and 15.7% below our record-breaking 2015 levels; however, the 2016 payouts to our named executive officers were significantly less than the annual cash incentive payouts for 2015, reflecting strong pay-for-performance alignment," Apple said in a regulatory filing with the SEC on Friday.iPhone sales, which make up the bulk of Apple's revenue, declined each quarter in 2016 on a year-over-year basis.That slowed growth culminated in the company reporting its first annual revenue decline in 15 years last quarter.Cook reached his five-year mark as Apple's CEO in August 2016, unlocking 1.26 million shares of Apple stock worth around $135 million.He sold about $36 million of his stock at the time and still has 3.5 million shares that are set to vest over the next five years, depending on performance.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.
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Keeping abreast of voicemail isn t exactly a walk in the park — especially when it s in another language.If you re saddled with a carrier that doesn t offer voice-to-text transcription, dialing in and listening to each successive message can become a painfully repetitive exercise.Luckily, Japanese software company Sourcenext wants to make that arduous process a thing of the past with iGotcha, a voicemail assistant that records, transcribes, translates, and delivers every voicemail that hits your inbox.Voicemail is a critical communication channel in business, but it s limited and ill-suited for today s globalized workforce that s always on the go — and often outside of the reach of their mobile carrier service, Noriyuki Matsuda, CEO and founder of Sourcenext, said in a press release.iGotcha was born out of real pain points we have faced as an organization, and personally, working with partners around the globe.That s exactly who iGotcha was designed for, so they can keep up with their voicemail at the speed of business, without disruption of stopping to listen to voice messages.
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