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This week the folks behind Nova Launcher, the home-screen replacement app, have released an update that will change the way you use Android.It adds a dynamic icon to the corner of every one of the apps it’s compatible with.Each of these icons appear only when a notification appears for each app.Each app’s icon content is based on the sort of notification they’re presenting.According to Nova Launcher developer Kevin Barry, “Unread counts are often misleading.Partially due to API restrictions (I’ll save the Android O discussion for another day, but short answer is that it’s not going to fix counts).
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Nintendo says the Joy-Con connectivity problems experienced by some early adopters of its Switch console were down to a “manufacturing variation” that has now been addressed.In a statement on Wednesday the firm says “a simple fix” has been identified for the “small number” of users affected by the signal interruption when playing with the left Joy-Con.The statement comes after a CNET reporter revealed Nintendo had fixed his Joy-Con with a simple piece of treated, conductive foam.This may be the ’simple fix’ Nintendo is referring to, although that hasn't been confirmed.In its statement the company wrote: "There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway.“A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con.
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LONDON — Fast-growing fintech startup Revolut has announced plans to raise £4 million through crowdfunding at some point later this year, using the announcement as an opportunity to promote its newTogether the two make up the vast majority of the UK crowdfunding market.Revolut's founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky told Business Insider
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One of Steam’s fastest-growing competitors is coming of age today.GOG Galaxy, the software client for the GOG PC gaming service, is finally launching out of beta.While players have had the opportunity to download and use GOG Galaxy to install and manage the games they buy through GOG since 2014, this update takes the service into its full-release form while bringing important features to players who use it.The biggest new tool is universal cloud saves, but GOG has also worked to improve the overall user experience by introducing a plethora of requested additions.Version 1.2 is rolling out now to anyone who opts into beta testing in the client settings.It will launch for everyone soon.With GOG Galaxy’s latest update, players can have cloud saves in any game in their library.This is a feature that enables you to play a game on your laptop or another PC and then continue from where you left off on another computer.
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Getting those CIA hacks fixed before they're made fully public might be a bit more problematic than it first appeared.When Wikileaks released its cache of CIA documents earlier in March, it held back the details on zero-day exploits that would allow cybercriminals to access vulnerabilities in computer equipment used by the American public.Wikileaks promised to hold onto them until it could work with developers on making sure the vulnerabilities in question are patched.That was a welcome tactic, theoretically, but it has apparently run into some snags.It appears Wikileaks attached some conditions to its cooperation and meeting those conditions might be problematic for some of the companies involved, Schneier on Security reports.More: WikiLeaks won’t publish zero-day exploit details until developers can fix them
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Apple has pushed out a round of hardware updates this morning including a new cheaper iPad that replaces the iPad Air 2, special (Product) RED versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as an updated iPhone SE with double the storage for the same price.The new iPad replacing the iPad Air 2 features last generation components to enable the lower price point.The old A8X chip of the Air 2 is replaced with the 64-bit A9 — the same chip used by the iPhone 6s and 6S Plus — while the 9.7-inch Retina display is also said to be brighter.The base 32GB Wi-Fi model starts at $329 ($70 cheaper than the Air 2) while the 32GB Wi-Fi and Cellular model goes for $459.Along with the new iPad Apple has also upped the storage capacities available for iPad mini.The tablet’s WiFi version is now available with 128 GB storage for $399 and the cellular version costs $529.
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Apple just made upgrading to an iPhone 7 a philanthropic decision by adding a red special edition to the lineup.The new red aluminum finish, which is available to order for both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in-store and online on March 24, is a fundraising effort for the Global Fund.Apple will contribute a portion of red iPhone sales to the fight against AIDS and HIV.The two new red iPhones will come in 128GB and 256GB storage variations and start at $749 in the U.S. Apple will sell the special editions in more than 40 countries by the end of March, with Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, and Turkey to come in April.If you live in the U.S., U.K., or China and are part of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you’ll be able to snag an unlocked red iPhone with AppleCare .In the U.S., the 128GB iPhone 7 will start at $37 a month with the ability to upgrade every year.
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in the EU/Eea from outside the person's work and livelihood practice in Finland requires a residence permit.in Preparation to the startup of the residence permit application process is intended to be a two-piece.Tekes evaluates the business idea is innovative, the chances of success, the team as well as finance, and immigration office By the will of the residence permit application.for Several years in Finland to the interior ministry, the immigration department made a startup entrepreneur in residence is coming in the autumn parliamentary processing.Use short-term startup visa and the five-year residence permit in combination, within which can work in Estonian cities, startups, set up or move the company to Estonia.the accelerator selected for the programme receive a visa or residence permit automatically.
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Small matter of an ongoing personnel shortage, thoughThe National Audit Office has confirmed that F-35 fighter jets should be flying from new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by the year 2020, if all goes to plan.The Delivering Carrier Strike report from the UK watchdog said: “The current target of accepting the carrier from the Aircraft Carrier Alliance by the end of 2017 is achievable.”The Ministry of Defence has reportedly “accelerated” its purchase of F-35Bs to ensure that the Queen Elizabeth is operational by December 2020.This would bring the timescale for the carrier forward by a year from the usual predictions of reaching initial operating capability by 2021.The MoD is thought to be budgeting around £100m each for its first batch of F-35s, hoping that the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will be able to call on a shared pool of 48 aircraft by 2020.
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Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.Reserved Instances allow customers to lock themselves into paying AWS for a certain amount of compute capacity with the company's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in exchange for a discount off its list price.That means customers with c4.4xlarge reservations will end up only paying half of the on-demand price on top of the reserved instance price if they scale it up to a c4.8xlarge instance.That’s designed to be particularly useful for customers dealing with workloads that see spikes in demand (like retailers on Black Friday).They still get the reserved instance discounts but can maintain the scale-up flexibility that on-demand customers get.It’s a move that may make Reserved Instances more appealing, because customers will get additional flexibility for the same amount of money.
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You’re obviously allowed to ask about compensation when you interview for a job.This response from an online delivery company to a recent job candidate is extreme, but it brings up an interesting question: when do you bring up salary?Taylor Byrnes says she was on her second job interview for an internal office position at an online restaurant delivery service when she sent them a quick interview about compensation and benefits.They then canceled her second interview, saying her “priorities weren’t in sync” with theirs and that her inquiry was a “concern,” suggesting it conflicted with their environment of perseverance and motivation.She shared the exchange on Twitter:It’s a pretty harsh and unusual move, especially considering this 2014 survey from staffing service Robert Half, which found that the majority of senior hiring managers say it’s appropriate to ask about compensation in either the first or second interview.
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Big data software company Cloudera will announce new data science software later this week at the Strata Hadoop World conference in San Jose, VentureBeat has learned.The company will launch Data Science Workbench software that helps data scientists and data engineers work together and integrates with Python, R, H2O, and other tools, two sources familiar with the matter told VentureBeat.This follows Cloudera’s 2016 acquisition of startup Sense, which built a data science collaboration tool.Cloudera was keen to build data science software before the Sense acquisition but ultimately ended up acquiring rather than releasing its own tool, Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera’s senior vice president of products, told VentureBeat in an interview.Since the acquisition Cloudera has developed integrations with Apache Spark, Kerberos, and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Zedlewski said.Cloud-based and on-premises versions of the software will be available, Zedlewski said.A private beta of the software became available three months ago, and 30 customers are on the waiting list for it, Zedlewski said.Competitors include Domino Data Lab.Additionally, Cloudera is preparing to unveil new cloud-based services, which VentureBeat reported on in August.Among the new products is a managed version of its Enterprise Data Hub (EDH) that will run on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, the first source said.Cloudera will handle the management of nodes so customers don’t have to.
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Digitaalisen markkinoinnin konsultti Miikka Virtanen kehottaa someviestintäänsä pohtivaa yritystä pitämään kohderyhmän kirkkaana mielessä.Valtavirtaistuneiden Facebookin (1,9 miljardia käyttäjää), LinkedInin ja Twitterin lisäksi sosiaalisen median kanavissa alkaa olla nykyään runsaasti valikoimaa: YouTube, Foursquare, Instagram, Scoopshot, Periscope, Blab, Pinterest, Path, TripAdvisor, Snapchat ja Tumblr.Viimeisimpänä Skype, jonka chatissa on mahdollisuus lähettää lyhyitä videoterveisiä.Virtanen korostaa, että kanavapaljoudessa viesti pitää räätälöidä kanavaan sopivaksi.Esimerkiksi juuri listautunut Snapchat ja Facebookin omistama Instagram ovat nopeasti kasvavia alustoja, joita osa yrityksistä vasta pohtii.”Usein virhe on, että yritykset puskevat saman sisällön kaikkiin kanaviinsa ymmärtämättä kulloisenkin kanavan kohderyhmää.
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He was part of a team of kids that won Civic Hackathon for an app called VoicePedia, which reads Wikipedia entries aloud for the visually impaired.That was enough of a commercial success to land him a scholarship to Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developer's Conference teen program, where he briefly met Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple's famed senior
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After a lengthy trial period, Plex Cloud is finally available for all Plex Pass subscribers globally.Plex Cloud is a new way for viewers to stream their own content.The way Plex normally works is that you put your files on a computer or NAS drive, and then Plex lets you stream those files to another device, like a TV or phone.So you can load up your computer with a bunch of movies, and then watch them on your iPhone – like your own personal Netflix.But Plex Cloud goes one step further and removes the need for you to have your own physical storage.Instead, you can use Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft’s OneDrive to store your files, and then use Plex to stream them from there.
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Amazon har skickat in en ansökan för affären, uppger indiska regeringstjänstemän till affärstidningen Wall Street Journal.En talesperson för Amazon bekräftade uppgifterna om ansökningen för en investering men avböjde att kommentera beloppet eller detaljerna kring initiativet.Amazon har funnits verksamma i Indien sedan 2013, där man för en tuff konkurrens med de inhemska aktörerna Flipkart och Snapdeal.Samtidigt har indiska lagstiftare hittills försvårat möjligheterna för bolaget att kunna sälja mat via nätet.Detta har gjorts i syfte att skydda landets egna livsmedelsåterförsäljare.Amazon har fram tills nu lyckats kringgå dessa regler genom att ingå partnerskap med lokala aktörer.
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Rarely a week passes without a headline about a new type of robot coming out of Japan.Whether they’re making an evening cocktail, performing at a restaurant or combining cellphone communication with personal companionship — the hype is real in Japan.In Japan automation is less of a threat to jobs and more about economic survival.In 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled reforms with hopes that the robot market would reach US$21 billion by 2020.As the nation suffers from a chronic labour shortage, it is striving to be the largest robotics-support society in the world.Meanwhile, Japan’s service sector accounts for about 70 per cent of its economic output, yet labour productivity is 40 per cent less than in the U.S., according to Japanese government estimates.
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Sure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work has been recognized and celebrated, there are thousands who have been accidentally or purposefully forgotten.For a few, that might change, thanks to a beautiful new book, "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World," by artist Rachel Ignotofsky.While she highlights some of the classic women in science, she's also profiled some less familiar faces — and discoveries.Here are a dozen of our favorites.Meghan Bartels wrote an earlier version of this post.
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Today, Wednesday 8 March, is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.The BeBoldForChange campaign theme is a battle cry, calling on everyone to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.CV: For me, it’s the one day which brings into focus the work we do all year round as an organisation, promoting diversity and inclusion across the business.It gives us an opportunity to profile the outstanding contributions of women at Dell EMC, as well as those in the broader community, and reminds us of how far we have come in the UK.Innovation and development in this industry needs a balanced representation across the whole population – 50 percent of which is female.Accenture’s research has found that girls’ engagement with STEM is waning as they reach the age when they begin to consider their subject choices and future careers.
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Despite lauding lifted never sales for Goo Technologies.Now applying the young-3d-the company filed for bankruptcy.the stockholm-based Goo Technolgies has developed a web-based tool for creating 3d environments for the web – an innovation that gave the company a spot on the 33-list year 2015.But the commercial breakthrough will have teblivit.During the last three financial years have losses grown to 32.5 million.at the same time, the company has fought to get more money to the business from the owners.
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