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Oracle is looking for cloud experts for new internal startup.Tech giant Oracle is set to channel the agility of a startup, with the software company forming a new unit dedicated to the development of new technologies like virtual reality and AI.The startup play by Oracle is designed to attract talent and sharpen the tech giant’s competive edge against rivals, with the new unit revealed in a series of job postings on Oracle’s website.The new startup unit will include two new centres in Virginia and Denver which will be dedicated to ‘cutting-edge products.’ 50 or so jobs are on offer, revealed in jobs ads which were posted earlier this month for the Solution Enginerering Centers.“The mission of the organization and these two centers is to build and engineer cutting-edge solutions for our customers around cloud computing, big data analytics, mobile computing, internet of things, cybersecurity,” the company said.Oracle also said in the posting that artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality will also be areas of potential investment.
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Exactly as it has been announced, Gionee M6S Plus was unveiled today, boasting several improvements over its predecessor as you will surely agree.Join GizChina on TelegramDon’t expect something massive in terms of processor or design obviously; the M6S Plus is the same model in terms of appearance, however it comes with 6GB of RAM (the M6 Plus had 4GB) and adds a 256GB storage option (the older phone offered 128GB built-in).Oh and it still has a microSD slot (who’s gonna use it really) that can seriously boost the available storage up to half TB!The Gionee M6S Plus retains most of its other specs – Snapdragon 653 SoC, 12MP main camera (f/1.9), 8MP selfie camera, 6 inch full HD AMOLED display and a massive 6020 mAh battery.It’s expected to go on sale in China in May 2: the 64GB variant will cost CNY 3,499 (€575/$508) and the 256GB model will go for CNY 4,299 (€468/$624).Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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But his blog post accidentally highlighted some questionable research practices that caused a group of data detectives to jump on the case.Tim van der Zee, one of the scientists participating in the ongoing examination into Wansink’s past, keeps a running account of what’s turned up so far.“To the best of my knowledge,” van der Zee writes in a blog post most recently updated on April 6, “there are currently 42 publications from Wansink which are alleged to contain minor to very serious issues, which have been cited over 3,700 times, are published in over 25 different journals, and in eight books, spanning over 20 years of research.”That’s enough to cause an entire field to rethink what it thought it knew.“All of us who are in this sort of field use and refer to Brian’s work all the time,” researcher Yoni Freedhoff told Ars.The post, which has subsequently been removed (although a cached copy is available), described a grad student who, on Wansink’s instruction, had delved into a data set to look for interesting results.
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Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed that it’s working on a Galaxy Note 8 that will be better and safer than its predecessor.That was a clear indication Samsung would not abandon the Note brand after the Galaxy Note 7 battery disaster.But there is still some question as to when Samsung will actually announce and release the new Note 8.Samsung may have blamed the structural integrity of its Galaxy Note 7 batteries for the fires, but that’s only part of the story.Samsung’s ambitions to have a significantly bigger battery inside the Galaxy Note 7, and to launch the product a lot earlier than the iPhone 7 series, were both factors that contributed to the phablet’s demise.With that in mind, we can’t help but wonder how Samsung will handle this year’s Galaxy Note 8 launch.
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With all the buzz about "Alien: Covenant," Stephen Colbert wants fans to remember that Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley is the real heart of the movie series.And on Friday, she joined him on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" for a clip from an imaginary Alien film.The action takes place on Weyland Yutani Space Station, where Colbert plays Randy, a medic who's more interested in reading an issue of Facehugger Fancy magazine than helping Weaver fight the Xenomorph creatures.Turns out he's pretty terrible at everything, whether it's giving advice about android blood over the phone or helping the poor sap patiently sitting in his waiting room wearing a facehugger.You can watch the video yourself to check out the rest, but especially fun are Colbert's "Game over!"reference and a nostalgic experience with a dot-matrix printer that's almost as painful as an alien encounter.
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because of easy-to-use hacking tools online, says the National Crime Agency.But there is a way of legally hacking company websites - and even getting paid for it.Jake Davis, known online as Topiary, was arrested for illegal hacking in 2011 but now works on the right side of the law in cyber-security.He says that hackers would do it without getting paid anyway, so the money is just a bonus.Therefore, they've "been diverted away from doing something malicious, because they get everything they want and a little bit of cash too"."Facebook are particularly good, they have got a £500 minimum for disclosing bugs to them."
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IoT solutions can be complex, but Microsoft seeks to help with new SaaS solution to simplify the Internet of ThingsMicrosoft has made a number of announcements to help businesses jump onboard the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon.Firstly it has opened up about IoT Central, which is being touted a SaaS service that will provide businesses with a fully managed solution for setting up their IoT deployments.Secondly is touting Azure Stream Analytics for IoT devices, that will provide businesses with a near real time global view of their data across various sources.And thirdly Azure Time Series Insights, will allow for the analysis of billions of events from IoT solutions.Perhaps the most noteworthy is the announcement of IoT Central, which is essentially IoT as a service for businesses.
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Uber’s investigation into sexual harassment and other allegedly unsavory aspects of its workplace culture was supposed to wrap up by the end of this month.Now, it appears employees, customers and the public will have to wait a bit longer for the results.Uber on Friday confirmed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is leading the probe, has asked for more time.Recode first reported the delay.Anonymous sources told the tech blog that Holder has yet to interview key figures, including top human resources executives, but plans to do so in the coming weeks.Uber declined to comment on whether Holder had interviewed those key people, or on why he needed more time for the probe.Uber in February hired Holder and another attorney, Tammy Albarrán, to investigate a series of complaints, including from a female engineer who claimed the company turned a blind eye when her manager sexually harassed her.Board member Arianna Huffington, who is part of the committee overseeing the investigation, updated reporters on the probe’s progress in a conference call last month.At the time, she said the investigation should conclude by the end of April, and stressed that the ride-hailing company would honor the results, whatever they may be.But Huffington on Thursday night announced a delay in a brief memo to employees, a copy of which was obtained by SiliconBeat.The investigators had been promised “all the support and time necessary to conduct an intensive, thorough review of Uber’s workplace and culture,” she wrote.“Eric and Tammy have now asked us for more time to complete their assessment, which includes information received from hundreds of employees through interviews and anonymous online focus groups and reflects the global scale of the company’s operations,” Huffington wrote.“To ensure that no stone is left unturned, the Board subcommittee has granted that request and we anticipate the report by the end of May.”Photo: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder takes questions during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, May 19, 2014.
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Over the past few years, phishing attacks targeting iPhone users have become increasingly more sophisticated.Indeed, the never-ending battle between end-users and phishers has become something of a cat-and-mouse game: as end-users become more vigilant in detecting spam, cyber criminals step up their game and start sending out even more convincing emails and messages designed to trick unsuspecting users into handing over sensitive data.Of course, there are still some low-rent phishing efforts going around these days.According to a popular post on the iPhone subreddit, it appears that some iPhone users are receiving random text messages alerting them that their Apple ID has been temporarily disabled.The message goes on to state that users can “prevent this” and presumably restore access to their iCloud account by visiting an embedded link.Once clicked, the link whisks users to a page where they can enter in their credit card information.
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If you're using Chrome, Firefox, or Opera to view websites, you should be aware of a weakness that can trick even savvy people into trusting malicious impostor sites that want you to download software or enter your password or credit card data.The weakness involves the way these browsers display certain characters in the address bar.Until Google released version 58 in the past 24 hours, for instance, Chrome displayed https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/ as https://www.apple.com.Xudong Zheng, a Web application developer who developed the apple.com look-alike site to demonstrate the threat, explained here how the attack works.It works by converting individual domain label to an alternative format using only ASCII characters.From a security perspective, Unicode domains can be problematic because many Unicode characters are difficult to distinguish from common ASCII characters.
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Open Source Insider Write, as I have, about Firefox and you receive the usual slew of critics who demand to know why Firefox matters?StatCounter, which offers reasonably reliable numbers on browser market share, puts Chrome at just over 50 per cent of all web browsers.Underlying this, though, is the broader question: is it important to have a diversity of rendering engines on the web?Mozilla's browser has slid from its position of bright light out of the IE darkness into nigh on irrelevancy in terms of pure numbers.If you're a web developer looking at that chart what you see is, "Man, wouldn't it be nice if Chrome would just finally finish off the others to become the one true browser."There'd still be lots of browsers perhaps, but they'd all use the same rendering engine.
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After almost 20 years as a staple on the tech calendar, Intel has announced it has canned its annual Developer Forum event.Killing off the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) with immediate effect, the chipset giant has confirmed it’s pulling the plug on its heavily attended yearly gathering in order to focus on other opportunities.The move comes as the company has seen a shift in its core business, moving away from a solely PC-centric foundation to new emerging technologies and data-centric ventures.“Intel has evolved its event portfolio and decided to retire the IDF program moving forward,” the company announced on its website.It added: “Thank you for nearly 20 great years with the Intel Developer Forum.”Despite killing off its annual developer conference, the company has been keen to stress that it’s still keen to work closely with devs on new ideas and technologies.
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Apple has received a permit to test autonomous cars in California, the first official confirmation that the maker of the iPhone sees the century-old automobile as a product that's ripe for reinvention and a reflection of its need to find new markets to sustain its growth.The California DMV updated its website on Friday, adding Apple's name to 29 other companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state, including Tesla and Google.The permit is confirmation that Apple has been quietly working on self-driving car technology, something that the company has not previously discussed in public or confirmed beyond an advisory letter to the NHTSA in December."Today, April 14, 2017, California Department of Motor Vehicles issued Apple Inc. an autonomous vehicle test permit.The permit covers three vehicles, all 2015 Lexus RX450h, and six drivers," a DMV spokeswoman told Business Insider.Apple declined to comment about whether Apple is currently testing autonomous vehicles on public roads and pointed to a previous statement that it is "investing heavily in machine learning and autonomous systems."ConfirmationSilicon Valley and Detroit are engaged in a high-stakes race to develop self-driving cars, with companies like Google, Uber, Ford, Tesla and GM all working on autonomous vehicle technology.
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The initial OTA rollout of OxygenOS 4.1.3 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T has begun.Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the update unfortunately doesn’t deliver the new Pixel-like launcher or other new features currently available in the Open Beta 13 update for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 3T.Those changes will presumably come with an upcoming OxygenOS 4.2 update.Here’s the full changelog shared by OnePlus, which some commenters have noted is basically identical to the one previously shared for the OxygenOS 4.1.1 update.Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reductionImproved video stability when recording
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IT has the power to vastly change all aspects of the way we produce, deliver, and consume electricity.Whether it’s uneconomic utilization of existing infrastructure, inefficient end-use devices and generation, or simply better ways to predict maintenance on assets using analytics, there’s a lot of value available to be harvested.He observes that just as Google and Amazon created new businesses when they started following ‘digital exhaust’ (the data customers created through their browsing and purchasing habits, for example) a similar phenomenon will occur in the electricity sector.In today’s brutally low-cost wholesale electricity market environment, for example, utilities must coax more value out of existing assets, while developing smarter and more efficient technologies for the future.A digital approach to thermal power plants greatly improves efficienciesLet’s take the example of a new and cutting edge power plant, GE’s 9HA combined cycle turbine in Bouchain France.
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A well-known fast food chain – let’s call them Kurger Bing – is debuting a new 15 second ad today set to start running nationally.Ad time isn’t cheap, even for a successful fast food joint.“OK Google,” he addresses the camera, asking a question designed to trigger devices across the country, reading the first few sentences of the foodstuff’s Wikipedia entry.It’s a massive monolith of company that paid an ad agency a lot of money for a spot that’s “interactive” and “cool,” playing on the announces of countless people who’ve had Echo triggered by Amazon commercials, not to mention the apparent waking nightmare that is the life of anyone named Alexa over the past couple of years.The company tipped me off beforehand, hoping I’d be equally excited.Someone was bound to get there, and the folks at Kurger Bing beat everyone to the punch.
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Microsoft hävisi älypuhelinkilpailun Googlelle ja Applelle, mutta se ei ole vielä heittänyt pyyhettä kehään.Alustaa pitää hengissä esimerkiksi HP, jonka tuore Windows-puhelin Elite x3 muuttuu telakoituna kevyeksi kannettavaksi tietokoneeksi tai jopa pöytä-pc:n kaltaiseksi.Puhelimena x3 on sitä, mitä tehokkaasta Windows-puhelimesta voi odottaakin: suorituskykyinen ja teknisesti pätevä, mutta heikon sovellusekosysteeminsä rampauttama.HP markkinoi Elite X3:a erityisesti yrityskäyttäjille.Mikrobitti arvioi puhelimen kattavasti joulukuun numerossa 12/2016.Langaton yhteys toimii hyvin eikä aiheuta merkittävää lisäviivettä käyttöön.
Sweden
För närmare ett år sedan inledde rekonstruktionsbolaget Front office ett samarbete med miljardären Peter Gyllenhammar.Genom det samägda bolaget Refirce kapital skulle Peter Gyllenhammar satsa 200 miljoner kronor som Front office kunde förvalta åt honom.Front offices affärsidé bygger på att köpa upp företag, ofta startups, i kris och vända dem.”Vi kommer att scanna marknaden på bolag som går dåligt, men som har potential.Sedan går vi in och finansierar.Det kommer framför allt vara bolag som vi genomfört rekonstruktion på, men även ett och annat techbolag kommer att hamna där”, sade Johan Lund, vd på FrontOffice, då.
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The voice-activated assistant Siri has been with us ever since 2011, when Apple launched the Iphone 4S.Usually her job to help you with different things, but if you have tedious, she may also give more or less punning answers to silly questions.In this article we have collected some of the best answers we have received, but it should be noted that the exact answers that Siri gives can vary from occasion to occasion.do you Want to test yourself, you need to activate Siri via the Settings - Siri on your Iphone, Ipad or Ipod Touch and then hold the home button down, until she pops up.do you Want to use voice instead of the home key, turn on the feature ”Hey Siri” in the same place.Here, you can also switch between English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and so on.
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In the latest report, the Iphone has increased its popularity and is now at a higher level than ever.76 percent of surveyed teens owned an Iphone, up from 74 per cent in the previous survey – and 81% said they will buy Iphone next time they obtain a new mobile phone.Piper Jaffray writes that interest in the Iphone 8 is extremely high among young people.the Survey also showed that Snapchat continues to be the most popular social mediaplattformen among young americans.81 percent use the app every month.
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