Nicolas Yeager

Nicolas Yeager

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Memes, news, Wikipedia, art, privacy, and the creative side of fandom are all at risk of being destroyed or kneecapped.And it looks like the boneheaded proposal has a good chance of passing.Critics of Article 13 say that every popular platform — estimated to mean the top 20 percent—that allows users to post text, sounds, code, still or moving images will need one of these systems.Pioneers like Cerf and Berners-Lee were joined by experts in virtually every facet of the online world to say that the legislation would harm freedom of speech, education, expression, and small businesses while giving major platforms that already heavily monitor their service a distinct advantage.Activist, author, and special advisor for the Electronic Freedom Foundation, Cory Doctorow has written extensively about the potential implications of Article 13 since it became a crisis in the last few months.In the event that someone uploads a claim over the complete works of Shakespeare — which is in the public domain — a platform would have to individually decide if that claim is worth taking a risk and allowing someone else to quote a sonnet by the bard.
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A longstanding manufacturer of internal-combustion vehicles is investing in a relatively new maker of electric cars.Porsche announced today it is investing in Rimac Automobili, taking a 10 percent share in the Croatian company known for its all-electric supercars.Porsche is interested in partnering with Rimac on the development of future electric-car technologies.While Porsche is launching its own EV, the forthcoming Taycan, the automaker hopes to learn from upstart Rimac.So far it's not clear what the partnership will involve, but both Porsche and Rimac appear interested in sharing technology."We feel that Rimac's ideas and approaches are extremely promising, which is why we hope to enter into close collaboration with the company in the form of a development partnership," Lutz Meschke, board member responsible for Finance and IT at Porsche, said in a statement.
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CEOs didn’t hesitate to speak out about the plight of the “dreamers.” Their voices, coupled with those of employees, echoed through halls of multi-billion dollar campuses as they organized rallies and fundraisers to support same-sex marriage.In the past 24 hours, numerous CEOs have taken to Twitter or issued statements on corporate blogs publicly condemning the actions of the current administration.And the catalyst for the flood of activity, in case you were wondering, appears to be the excellent work of ProPublica, who yesterday released audio captured inside a CBP detention center.Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, took to the platform he helped create to solicit ideas from its users.Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Irish Times that it was his intention to work with officials inside government to be a “constructive voice” in the debate.Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann, Zillow COO Amy Bohutinsky, and others all tweeted their disdain for the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
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Bekvämligheten är i topp – och du kan sälja din förstärkare.När Callisto 2 C står på sitt stativ i vardagsrummet är det nästan omöjligt att upptäcka att den inte är någon traditionell högtalare.Banddiskanten har fått en rund front, som gör att den mer påminner om ett konventionellt element.Åtminstone nästan: övergången till banddiskanten i det högsta registret sker med gammaldags passiv delning.I dagsläget är Callisto ett stereosystem men det är omöjligt att inte lägga märke till att det finns plats på displayen för att visa ett komplett surroundsystem.Ännu så länge finns det bara en modul, nämligen en Bluesound-expansion som ger trådlös tillgång till snudd på alla ledande streamingtjänster, inklusive Spotify, Tidal och TuneIn.
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In an interview with The Verge, we now know that the Sonos had discussions with Apple about the possibility of building in direct Siri support in the company's wireless speakers.the Sonos ceo Patrick Spence promise anything, but says that in all the cases spoken with Apple about the matter. "I think that right now need Apple to decide if they will open up Siri to third parties, but we have a good relationships with Apple and we have had some conversations about it here and look forward to more," he says in the interview.Only the latest Sonos speakers get Airplay 2 – but there is a clever trick for the older models.Several of the Sonos latest products today have support for controlling music with Siri, but something ”really” built-in Siri support are not.Instead, it is a feature in Airplay 2 which means that we can control the speaker with Siri.
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This image from the "Girls" finale sums up how it made us feel.HBO"The Americans" ended in May with an incredible finale that was the perfect end to one of the best TV series of all time.The worst series finales ignore the show's themes, or abandon some of its main characters to tell a detached story.Here are 29 of the best and worst series finales of all time, from "The Americans" to "Gossip Girl":"M*A*S*H*" — season 11 episode 16, "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"When it aired: February 28, 1983
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Business Insider is hiring a video intern specializing in animation.The ideal candidate has superb post-production video editing skills and a passion for the types of topics we cover for science, tech, and business videos at Business Insider.This intern should know how to use Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and various types of audio and digital video equipment.Must also be comfortable working under tight deadlines.Any experience and knowledge in shooting and/or scriptwriting is also a plus.Explain any experience and interest you have in your cover letter.
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This is the latest move in Huawei's Skylake refresh of its server line.The new hardware is intended for the top end niche of the X86 server market, the so-called mission-critical bit, and this scalable box is built from 4 SCE sub-enclosures, each with from 2 to 8 processors and 12TB of DDR4 memory (96 DIMMs), and one CME central management chassis.There are three models, the 9008 with one 8-CPU chassis, the 9016 with two and the 9032 with four.These are either Xeon Platinum 8100 or Gold 6100 processors, with up to 768 cores (with 24-core CPUs) and 32TB memory per node.The system can be physically partitioned into 4-CPU groups or there can be up to 40 x 1-96 CPU core logical partitions per host.The local storage per SCE box is up to 48 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA disk drives or 40 x 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs.
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Developer Ninja Kiwi has released Bloons TD 6 for Android in the Google Play Store.The latest entry in the tower defense series includes some 3D visuals for the first time.The game is available to buy for $4.99, with optional in-game purchases.Developer Ninja Kiwi’s series of Bloons TD tower defense games are some of the best ever made for smartphones from that sub-genre.It’s been several years since the last game in the series was released, Bloons TD 5.Today, the team finally launched its next entry in the franchise, Bloons TD 6.
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The Bank of England (BoE) has said it will set targets for banks and other financial companies to meet to prevent and manage cyber attacks or major IT failures.The Financial Policy Committee, the branch of the BoE that deals with systemic risks in the UK financial system, is developing guidelines to deal with operational errors.The Financial Policy Committee (FPC), the branch of the BoE that deals with systemic risks in the UK financial system, is developing guidelines to deal with operational errors.Speaking on behalf of the bank, Lyndon Nelson, deputy chief executive of the BoE’s Prudential Regulation Authority arm, said it will develop a discussion paper for regulators to collate their views to create a common framework for coping with cyber attacks.The FPC will supervise this and ensure that financial companies develop resilience against technology threats.It is also developing supervisory tools to assess firms’ resilience against threats.
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Written by finance professor John Griffin and graduate student Amin Shams, the report focuses on Bitfinex, one of the largest unregulated digital currency exchanges on the market.By December 19, 2017, the price of a Bitcoin surged up to $19,549 and then tanked to $6,417 in early February.Since then, Bitcoin’s value has peaked slightly above $11,000 but thereafter continued to take a slow drop to the current price of $6,592.Other cryptocurrencies experienced a similar rise and fall, such as Ethereum skyrocketing to $1,334 on January 10 and then down to the current value of $477.Griffin and Shams examined digital currency exchanges during the highest peaks and noticed unusual activities stemming from Bitfinex.When Bitcoin would begin to surge, Tether usage didn’t decrease as expected.
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A charming (if mildly disjointed) new commercial from a Los Angeles-based ethical clothing company takes an old adage—”the medium is the message”—to a new level.The brand, Everybody.World, has a staple product called the “Trash Tee,” a 100 percent recycled cotton T-shirt, made from meticulously processed waste fibers.After meeting the company’s co-founders—Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo, both alumni of American Apparel—director Anton du Preez decided to make an ad that was also 100 percent recycled.They shot new footage on vintage Kodak film, so it would match with 14-year-old stock footage, deftly cut together by Winnie Cheung, an editor at production company Picture Farm.And for the voiceover, they spliced together snippets of PSAs from the 1950s.“The Earth’s resources are precious, and fashion can be dirty” says the chopped up narration, with a range of different voices picking up as little as a word at a time in what might be best described as a mad robot audio collage.
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Adyens storm on the Dutch stock exchange can do to Izettleaffären on the 19 billion to be considered as small.What really apply for fintech companies?Are they over - or undervalued?Klarna opens new Berlin.the Office on Sveavägen is too small, the politicians seem to ignore in both the office and the housing shortage which makes it difficult for fast-growing companies to link to talent.it's time for Klarna to Spotify"?
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On May 31, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship in Shenzhen and also brought a small-screen flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.Now, the second official sale of this smartphone took-off by 10:00 this morning.You can now make reservations for this smartphone but according to mi.com, the official sale after reservations will commence on June 15.The 4GB+64GB version is priced at 1,799 yuan ($282) while the 6GB+64GB will sell for 1999 Yuan ($313).You can get this smartphone on Mi Mall (now) and Xiaomi Youpin (on June 15th) for the launch price.However, if you don’t have access to these stores or your Chinese is bad like mine, then you may want to check on other big Chinese stores like Gearbest or Geekbuying which lists this smartphone for no less than $360.
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Google has practically given up on tablets, or rather on Android tablets, but others certainly haven’t.There’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 still coming but if that wait is too long, there’s still Huawei’s MediaPad M5 series.Now the tablets are available in the US and if you’re looking for more up-to-date specs on an Android slate, then this is the tablet to beat.For a price, of course.Announced at MWC earlier this year, the Huawei MediaPad M5 was is a not so subtle stab at Apple’s iPad market.Design similarities will definitely be a point of comparison or contention but, as they say, beauty is only skin deep.
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Snap introduced a new feature to Snapchat on Monday that lets you unsend a sent message regardless of whether recipient(s) saw it.Clear Chats works in group chats or in one-on-one conversations, and applies to text, stickers, audio, or pictures and videos sent from your Memories section — not content you just took though.Important to note that the person(s) in the conversation will be alerted that a message was deleted; Snap said the function's purpose is to clean up a typo or prevent spoilers.Snap introduced a new feature to Snapchat on Monday that makes its messaging platform even more ephemeral.Clear Chats lets users delete a message they've already sent out, either to a single person or in a group chat, regardless of whether the person or people on the receiving end have seen it.It can be applied to text, stickers (Bitmoji, for example), audio messages, or pictures and videos sent from your Memories section.
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The Chooselove campaign, released earlier this year, will continue its appeal towards the global refugee crisis at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as it aims to find new media companies to partner with to further promote its cause.Released in March, the campaign was created by UGCA and supported by Clear Channel UK, and uses out of home (OOH) to promote the animation, inspired by the short film ‘The Journey'.Clear Channel will run the campaign across its digital screens around Le Croissette and Le Palais while the founder of Choose Love, Josie Naughton, chief executive of Help Refugees, will also be in attendance at the event.Including within the copy of the advert is the message: “Some children will go through more this winter than most adults do in a lifetime.”"We're at Cannes Lions to talk about Choose Love, the world's first store where you can buy real products for refugees.A place where you can shop your heart, leave with nothing and feel great about it.
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The game will be a first-person role-playing game set in the Elder Scroll universe.You can pre-register now for a chance to join the early access program and play it before anyone else.Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades for Android at E3 2018.You’ll play as a member of the ancient order of the Blades who, after being forced into exile, must restore their hometown from the rubble.What this means is there will be town-building elements, plenty of quests, and real-time battles.The light glimmers realistically off the swords and shields, while the small details in the dungeons, castles, and mountains that make up the background of the game keep things suitably atmospheric.
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Just like subscription-based TV services, there’s an increasing amount of choice when it comes to subscription-based gaming services.Sony and Microsoft have their own dedicated online services where games are there to sweeten the deal – PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live.Launched in 2014, EA Access is publisher Electronic Arts’ own slice of the subscription service world, offering Xbox One owners access to its wide library of titles as well as some additional incentives.The exact consoles EA is looking to expand to weren't stated but it's highly likely PlayStation 4 would be the first port of call.There are limits on how far into the game you can get and how much you’re allowed to play but typically you get to try out a new game around five days before its official release.If you like what you try and decide to purchase the full game, all of your progress from the trial carries over and you can get a discount off the full price.
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During EA's press conference last Saturday, presented several new titles, including the upcoming FIFA 19.this time is Portuguese Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo back on the cover and the focus is on the Champions League.Not enough that there will be a private Champions League mode, with the materials from the tournament, even in the single player campaign will Alex Hunter in the FIFA 19 take up the fight to become the Champions League champion.the M3 got testspela a match in the new FIFA 19.the Graphics are as expected a little more realistic, especially when it comes to players ' faces, in other respects, the gameplay is very similar to its predecessor.We see, unfortunately, not that the players have become better at reading was our passing game should go.
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