Oliver Dyer

Oliver Dyer

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Hur ska man förklara att man tappar marknadsandelar till en TV-tillverkare?Sony har knackat på dörren så länge att den till slut öppnade sig, och nu är de nummer två på vissa marknader och till och med nummer ett på en.De kom sent till festen, och det måste medges att de kämpade länge med att bygga produkter som var bättre än konkurrenternas, men nu för tiden är de flesta Sony-kameror lika bra och mer än så.Den lilla men lukrativa proffsmarknaden domineras fortfarande av Canon och Nikon, och är det enda kamerasegmentet där Sony har inte haft något att ställa upp med.Låt mig skynda mig att tillägga att de är två av de tre bästa, för Sony a9 är inte bara snabbare och har en bildhastighet på upp till 20 bps (12 med råfiler).Bröllopsfotografer kan fyra av blixtsnabba bildserier utan ett ljud tack vare kamerans elektroniska slutare (1/32 000 sekund) och Sony har ansträngt sig för att autofokusen ska hänga med när det går undan.
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Yale, the locks and hardware company, not the university, has announced a new smart lock product that it says is the slimmest currently available on the market.Called the Yale Assure Lock SL, this electronic deadbolt boasts a very slim body and a touchscreen display, the combination of which gives home and business owners a way to update their security without adding a bulging, unsightly gizmo.The lock features a ‘contemporary’ design, according to Yale, which says its product offers weather-tight construction that protects the sensitive internals.As the images show, users are given access to a keypad, enabling them to enter a code rather than using a key or phone.The keypad appears on the touch display, which itself wakes up when touched.The Assure Lock SL model can be implemented into an overall smart home setup thanks to a network module; it supports ZigBee and Z-Wave at the moment, but will soon add support for HomeKit.
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Within the next two years, LG Display says that will have the capacity to produce 120 million 6-inch POLED smartphone displays per year.According to LG Display’s latest earnings report, the company states that it is expanding POLED production capacity by 30,000 input sheets per month, giving the company a total capacity of 65,000 using its 6th generation lines in Paju and Gumi.The company’s Gen 4.5 line in Paju is currently producing 22,000 sheets per month, which will be followed by the start of its Gen 6 (1,500 mm x 1,850 mm) Gumi plant sometime in Q3 2017 for a further 15,000 per month.However, sales have been held back by a lack of client demand and production capabilities.With that in mind, LG Display’s roadmap could cater for a OLED V30 launch in Q3, but perhaps a G7 launch next year would give the company more time to build up stock for a major global release.While LG Display obviously backs its latest mobile panel technology, and LG’s OLED is proving very impressive in the TV space, the company’s early flexible mobile displays didn’t quite attract the same praise.
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the Service took at the end of June, around 200 mio sek in a round led by venture capital firm Accel with the support from previous investors Creandum, Index Ventures and Project A.Now, can Breakit reveal how it is possible for the Tee, which just submitted its financial statements to the companies registration office."the Company is progressing according to plan and we anticipate continued strong growth during this year," says Krys, ceo and co-founder John Schildt.Something that is linked to investment and product development, according to John Schildt.considering Krys big financial muscle, one might almost wonder if there is room to grow in even faster pace."this is all according to plan", says the founder.
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A VR game set with an Americana vibe and the distinctive visuals of the 1950s being made by a small indie team in Melbourne, Australia?Oh, and your hands are replaced by guns, so you shoot everything to achieve even the simplest tasks.It may not be for everyone.“We take you through life as a gun-toting American!” Says Nicholas McDonnell, Managing Director and artist at Samurai Punk, with a chuckle.McDonnell and co-founder Winston Tang had been developing games together since mid-2013, working on game jams outside their day job.In 2014 they took the brave step to start out together with a game that McDonnell describes as a “mash-up of Tetris.” It proved, like any first try might, to be good practice.
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There was no way it wasn't happening, but the confirmation that "Wonder Woman 2" is on DC's film schedule made many fans happy on Saturday.The sequel was listed as one of eight upcoming movies from DC's universe, announced at the "Justice League" Comic-Con panel where the new trailer was shown.The other titles were "Suicide Squad 2," "The Batman," "Shazam," "Justice League Dark," "The Flash: Flashpoint," "Green Lantern Corps" and "Batgirl.""Wonder Woman" came out in early June (read our review here) and has made $385 million so far, likely landing as the top box office hit of the summer.What do we know about the sequel?First, the obvious: Gal Gadot will return to star.
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Dynamics 365, Office, LinkedIn, and Xbox have all contributed heavily to this strong performance.Microsoft revenues soar in the fourth quarter results on the back of its cloud business, while Office and Dynamics 365 also help pave the way to success.Revenues in this most recent fiscal quarter were reported as $23.3 billion, with its 2017 fiscal year total net income at $21.2 billion.The strength of the Microsoft cloud services has been at the core of the company’s consistent progress, with Azure’s growth at 97 percent.A solid 15 percent year on year revenue increase in this area is responsible for the swift advance.In light of these recent figures, Microsoft is now generating more revenue from Office 365 subscriptions than from traditional licensing of Office software.
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The latest episode of the Marketing Kranks is out and it is a great one (we may, however, be biased).Content marketing is core to B2B sales and marketing.Figuring out if it is working has been a tough question.We know we need to do it and each day we don’t we are behind but what pieces contribute to starting conversations, capturing leads, and closing deals?What does the buying journey look like with content mapped to it?To date, answers to those questions have been mostly elusive.
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While India is trying to get to grips with the notion of privacy as a fundamental right for its citizens, it’s simultaneously charging forward with its program to document all 1.3 billion people in a biometric database called Aadhaar, and enforcing the accompanying unique ID to things like your bank account and mobile phone numbers.Rights advocates have screamed themselves hoarse about the dangers of creating a nationwide database that infringes on privacy, and becomes a massive target for hackers without a clear reason for the system to exist in the first place.And earlier this week, PP Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, noted that 210 government sites had leaked or openly published Aadhaar number holders’ personal information.That points to another issue highlighted by Rahul Matthan, partner at legal firm Trilegal in a story by Livemint:The fact that the Aadhaar numbers are on the government website is not a flaw of the Aadhaar system, but it is a flaw of the understanding of what needs to be done to demonstrate transparency.It goes without saying that this massive trove of data could certainly be used against citizens who don’t play by the government’s rule book, even if it’s only to express dissent.
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The ultimate placebo: sham surgeries.Humans speak more than 7,000 languages — why?How baseball came to be played in nine innings.And “Do Not Pair” is the system that lets pilots request not to work with people they can’t stand.
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Pitäisikö rahaa vastaan voida ostaa muita internetin käyttäjiä nopeampi yhteys verkkoon?Tästä on käyty jälleen voimakasta keskustelua Yhdysvalloissa.Maan suurin kaapeli-tv-operaattori ja toiseksi suurin internetoperaattori Comcast perustelee priorisoitua liikennettä muun muassa tulevien itseohjautuvien autojen vaatimuksilla.Yhdysvaltain tietoliikennealan viranomainen FCC (Federal Communications Commission) valmistelee uutta lainsäädäntöä verkon pelisäännöistä.Suunniteltujen uusien määräysten mukaan teleoperaattorit ovat saamassa luvan myydä niin sanottua priorisoitua kaistaa rahaa vastaan esimerkiksi elokuvien suoratoistopalveluiden asiakkaille.Tähän asti priorisoidun kaistan myyminen on ollut hyvin rajoitettua, koska operaattoreilla ei ole ollut oikeutta puuttua verkon neutraliteettiin vuonna 2015 voimaan tulleiden määräysten mukaan.
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ICO investigates after sensitive information was sent out in a spreadsheetNewcastle City Council is under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a data breach that saw details about adopted children and their parents sent out in an email by mistake.Names, addresses and birth dates of 2,743 adopted children, alongside details of parents, social workers and former adoptees, were included in a spreadsheet attached to the city’s annual adoption summer party.As many as 77 people received the attachment.The council has said the mistake was caused by human error and that it has taken steps to mitigate the leak, contact all those involved, and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.A helpline has been set up for those who think they may have been affected, while staff training has been involved.
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My partner Eddie Arrieta and I recruited a team that is multinational and as a result, travel and remote work has been imbedded into our company culture.Here are some things we’ve learned over time:A-player or not, accept that travel does affect productivityRegardless of how seasoned a traveller you are, days spent in airports and in different time zones can be draining.If you have a team member visiting Paris for a 48 hour trip, the reality is he or she won’t want to spend time stuck in a cafe working.If you don’t want work to be affected, I recommend at least a week minimum in each location.
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The Nokia brand is creeping steadily back into the smartphone world, with the mid-range Nokia 6 smartphone introduced to the U.S. market earlier this month and the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 appearing in other markets around the world.But feature phones remain firmly on the agenda, as evidenced by a duo of low-priced Nokia devices officially unveiled today.Though Nokia itself no longer makes phones, the Finnish company helped establish a new business vehicle called HMD Global last year that would ensure Nokia’s smartphone brand lives on through a licensing arrangement.The first such device to emerge from the union was the $26 Nokia 150 feature phone, introduced to a handful of select markets around the world last December.But HMD Global has managed to trump even that price point with the Nokia 105 and Nokia 130, which are essentially minor refreshes of old phones that have already gone to market a couple of times over the past four years.The Nokia 105 will ship for a “global average price” of $14.50 (excluding taxes and subsidies) for the single SIM incarnation, or you can go all-in and pay $0.50 more for the dual SIM variant.
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nordea commissioned by the inquiry on the basis of Finnish saving summer money for the use of clearly neighbouring countries more.Nordic-wide according to a survey of 18 to 65 -year-old finns estimate that they use this year summer vacation an average of 1 400 euros per household.in Denmark, the summer vacation is used in 1 990 the euro and sweden in the 1 870 euros.in Norway summer holiday budget is the largest in scandinavia, 2 160 euros."the price differences between Countries will be offset by a slight budget differences, but it, too, considering the other nordic countries, the summer vacation budget is a third of Finland's higher," Nordea's private economist Olli Kärkkäinen says.the Differences in vacation habits can be part of Finnish small budgets.
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Just a few days after the resignation of Andy Fouché, Head of Communications of Essential Co, another member of the company that announced the PH-1 model left.This time it was VP of marketing, Brian Wallace who was forced to leave after failing to fulfil the company’s promise to send the Essential PH-1 by the end of June.In case you missed it, the Essential Phone (or PH-1) was announced on May 30, with a shipping date promised for a month after that.Well, we’re two weeks past the deadline and the Phone’s nowhere to be seen.The company of Andy Rubin (father of Android OS), doesn’t seem to have financial issues at this time (they have more than $300 million as capital thanks to Rubin) but still they are struggling to prepare their first smartphone for shipping to those who preordered it.Let’s see if the new VP of Marketing makes things better…
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Imagine your buddies' reaction when you show up to the next off-roader meet-up in a classic, air-cooled Porsche 911.Probably not, unless you could blast through the dunes in a 911 Safari, a purpose-built rally car with big, knobby tires and over a foot of ground clearance.Lucky for you, a 1978 example that’s dying to hit the trail just went up for sale.The Safari started life as a standard 911 SC sitting just a few inches off the ground on low-profile tires.It’s now riding on light truck tires, which is the kind of rubber you’re more likely to find on a Chevrolet Silverado than on a classic German sports car.It has received a long list of off-road-focused modifications including a limited-slip differential and an upgraded gearbox with shorter gear ratios, which helps with traction and power delivery.
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Two versions will be available, each based on the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium gas engine.It’ll do 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, and have a top speed of 143 mph.The E-PACE R-DYNAMIC, meanwhile, while coax 296 HP and 295 lb-ft. of torque from the engine.That’ll be good for a 0-60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, with a top speed slightly increased to 151 mph.The crossover and SUV space is the main point of growth in the auto industry right now, far more popular than the sedan and relative niche coupe and convertible spaces that Jaguar traditionally played in.The F-PACE SUV has been a rising star in the automaker’s line-up, meanwhile, seeing a warm reception alongside its Land Rover and Range Rover siblings.
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Console gamers should have a wider selection of premium Astro-branded headsets based on Logitech's deep pockets and love for gamers.Logitech said on Wednesday, July 12 that it plans to acquire console headset maker Astro Gaming for $85 million in cash.The move will help push the Logitech brand beyond PC gaming and into the console arena currently saturated with headsets sold by SteelSeries, Turtle Beach, HyperX, and more.“Astro is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console esports athletes,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. “It’s a perfect complement to Logitech G’s focus on PC gaming and we couldn’t be more excited; we love the team, the brand, and the products.Together, we want to make game play even more fun for gamers everywhere.”Astro Gaming currently provides a huge selection of headsets for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC ranging in price from $60 to $300.
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