Oliver Dyer

Oliver Dyer

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Sweden
Panasonics proppar ser verkligen inte ut som alla andra.De har en väldig high-tech look med sitt skimrande skal där man genom slitsar anar ett rödglödgat inre.Ett problem med de ganska stora propparna är att de sticker ut en bit ur örat.En fördel med den mycket sparsmakade fjärrkontrollen är att den fungerar både med Android och iOS.Nackdelen är att man inte kan kontrollera speciellt mycket, inte ens volymen.Anledningen till att propparna blivit relativt stora är att Panasonic har klämt in en extra uppsättning talspolar och neodymmagneter.
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UK businesses face the risk of being left behind in planning for AI post-Brexit.According to a survey conducted by PwC, UK CEO s are trailing behind on AI and automation plans.The survey reached out to 1,370 global leaders, 120 of which were from the UK.The CEO survey which was published at The World Economic Forum in Davos revealed that only 28% of UK CEOs are considering the future impact of AI on their future skills needs.In comparison to this, 39% of CEOs worldwide are considering the impact, with 38% currently exploring the benefits of humans and machines working together.58% of UK business leaders have also indicated the belief that emerging technologies involving AI pose a threat to trust levels within their organisations.
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Editor s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia.The podcast features guests from Asia s vibrant tech community.Matthew Brennan from China Channel and a well-known expert on WeChat joined us for an in-depth discussion on the recent launch of the WeChat mini-apps or programs, the philosophy behind them with interpretations on Allen Zhang, the founder of WeChat and their impact on WeChat developers, businesses & brands living within the ecosystem.He also shared his thoughts on how the Chinese Internet are making huge leaps and bounds from online to offline and provide his perspectives to how WeChat dominate messaging and apps in China.Listen to the episode here or subscribe.Here are the interesting show notes and links to the discussion with timestamps included :Matthew Brennan, Co-founder of China Channel dot co chinachannel.co, @MattyBGooner, Linkedin, WeChat:Yowdy-CQ   0:39 How did you start your career?1:28 What brought you to China and eventually set up China Channel there?2:32 Role and coverage of his role in China Channel 4:10 From different parts of your career, what are the interesting career lessons you can share?6:30 Can you share some recent interesting data from WeChat on their user base, usage?
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Finland
Uuden Nokia 6 -älypuhelimen myynti alkoi Kiinassa torstaina.Puhelin myytiin loppuun välittömästi kaupankäynnin alettua.Gizmo China -sivusto kertoo, että puhelimet loppuivat minuutissa.Puhelinta myy yksinoikeudella JD-verkkokauppa, jonka sivuilla on nyt ilmoitus, että tuote on tilapäisesti loppu.Torstaihin saakka laite oli varattavissa ennakkoon.Ennakkovarauksia tuli JD-sivuston mukaan ennen torstaita huimat 1,3 miljoonaa kappaletta.
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Earlier this year, in an effort to learn about people's work habits, Finland launched an experiment giving $600 to 2,000 unemployed Finns every month for two years.Kela, the federal agency running the experiment, billed it as a modified version of the economic model known as universal basic income, though some people argued it didn't qualify.
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Technology is disrupting nearly every part of our daily lives.Smartphones have allowed us to stay connected to each other at literally every moment of our lives, whether it's on our daily commutes or on faraway vacations.The Internet of Things IoT is making us more connected than ever with smart home devices that can control our lights and thermostats and order food for us with simple voice commands.Robo advisors are making investing more accessible and more affordable for everyone.And the list is growing.Almost every industry has been disrupted by digital technologies over the past decade.And, in 2017 we expect to see more revolutionary developments impacting our businesses, careers, and lives.BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together a list of 30 Big Tech Predictions for 2017 across Mobile, Digital Media, Payments, IoT, E-Commerce, and Fintech.Some of these major predictions include:Autonomous car road testsSnapchat and Amazon rattling the digital ad spaceVR hardware competing with popular gaming consolesThe grocery industry making the move onlineMobile wallets adding value to usersInsurtech ascending with investments from legacy players and tech giantsSocial video taking 2017 by stormThis comprehensive list of 30 predictions can be yours for free today.As an added bonus, you will gain immediate access to the team s exclusive FREE newsletter, BI Intelligence Daily.To get your copy of this slide deck, simply click here.Learn more:What is the Internet of Things?Definition, Industries and CompaniesIoT Ecosystem - Forecasts and Business OpportunitiesIoT Market Size, Share & Growth ForecastsIoT Trends, Growth & PredictionsIoT Devices, Applications & ExamplesTop IoT Companies to Watch & Invest InIoT Wearable Devices & TechnologyHow IoT Will Affect SecurityIoT Reports
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If your Facebook looks a little lackluster next to Mark Zuckerberg's, it's not just because he's the CEO -- he has an entire team assisting.Mark Zuckerberg may be the face behind Facebook, but he has a team of at least a dozen people behind the posts on his public Facebook page — including professional photographers.From team members dedicated to controlling spam comments to public relations pros writing up posts, more than a dozen of the company s employees are responsible for the co-founder and CEO s posts on his own social media network.As Bloomberg Businessweek points out, that s likely because public opinion of Zuckerberg is often the public opinion of Facebook as a whole.More: Who s the fairest tech CEO of them all?About a dozen people screen comments and spam, while several write posts and speeches.
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I ve owned the fourth-generation Apple TV for over a year now.You can even use it to enter passwords, which is a huge time-saver.- Multimedia loads and buffers quickly, and it all looks great, which is pretty close to a cable TV experience in terms of image quality and responsiveness.Of course, Apple should be nailing the Apple TV
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Gmail users are being targeted by a new phishing scam that has been fooling even the most informed tech enthusiasts.As Mark Maunder, CEO of Wordfence, explains, users are being sent an email with an attachment, which when clicked, opens a new window to what looks like a Gmail login page.The page is, of course, a fake, and entering your login details will immediately send them to the hackers behind this latest email scam.But what's most troubling about the email is that the hackers have managed to make it look like it comes from one of your own contacts – i.e.The subject of the email will likely be based on a subject you've discussed with the contact previously, and the name of the attachment will probably have been given a convincingly familiar title.What's more, the URL that opens when you click the attachment looks very similar to the legitimate Google login page address.
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Nokia is making a comeback with a new smart mobile in 2017.the Interest in the classic brand seem to consist: Already has 250 000 pre-booked Nokia 6 , according to the task.Ever since Microsoft removed the name Nokia from its products in October 2013, many hoped for a comeback of the well-known brand.Last spring, it was clear that a license agreement had been concluded between a newly formed Finnish company, and the taiwanese producer Foxconn, which manufactures Apple's mobiles in their factories.the Trademark and the license agreement meant that the newly formed company HMD Global won the right to create a new generation of mobile phones and tablets with the brand name of Nokia.Now we can see the first fruit of this work: Nokia 6, a brand new smart mobile phone that was shown at teknikmässan CES earlier in January.
Sweden
Fyra svenska storbolag tar plats på en lista över världens 100 mest hållbara företag.Men de får se sig slagna av bolag från Norge och Danmark.Skogsbolaget Holmen placerar sig på plats 21, medan SEB är nummer 46, H nummer 54 och Ericsson nummer 72.Listan har tagits fram sedan 2005 av det kanadensiska analysföretaget Corporate Knights, och presenteras i samband med Världsekonomiskt forum i Davos.Enligt deras bedömning är Siemens världens mest hållbara företag.Tvåa kommer norska försäkringsbolaget Storebrand.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully returned to flight after launching its first Falcon 9 rocket since the massive, expensive accident in September last year destroyed the vessel along with its payload.The Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted a payload of 10 satellites into orbit for communications company Iridium, delivering the satellites into low-Earth orbit about an hour after launch.Shortly after the initial takeoff from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, SpaceX was able to land the first stage of the rocket on the "Just Read the Instructions" drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.The successful launch on Saturday 14 January brings the Falcon 9's success rate up to 28 in 30 flights since its debut in 2010.It also marks SpaceX's first successful launch since the spectacular launch pad explosion at Cape Canaveral in Florida on 1 September grounded operations for over four months.The huge explosion destroyed the rocket as well as Israeli firm Spacecom's $200m £166.2m Amos 6 communications satellite that was supposed to be used by Facebook to provide high-speed internet access to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
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As you may have surmised from the recent , one of the few weaknesses of lithium-ion batteries is that they contain a highly flammable electrolyte.If a Li-ion battery undergoes thermal runaway—due to physical damage, or perhaps a fault in the charging/discharging circuit—the result is usually a very big fire, sometimes followed by an explosion.The researchers note that the new separator has been successfully trialled in a coin cell, but that further testing needs to be done, to see if the integrated flame retardant is still effective when larger cells are crushed, pierced, or electrically abused.Otherwise, the data looks good: the new separator is flexible, strong, and doesn't seem to affect long-term performance of the battery.
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Ever lost the remote to your Roku device?How-To Geek reminds us that you can sound an alarm on the remote by pressing a button on the Roku itself.This only works on the Roku 4 and Roku Ultra.On the Roku box, there s a small button that sort of looks like a remote.Press that button, and your remote will start beeping.Chance are you ve already noticed this button when you were setting up your Roku, but unless you actually look at that little box often, it s easy to forget about this feature.
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The Nintendo Switch game console will go on sale on March 3, with preorders starting on January 21 for the $300 system.Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced the news at an event in Japan tonight, just before showing an extensive preview of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the big exclusive game for the Nintendo Switch.Update: Some retailers such as Best Buy began taking preorders immediately .Kimishima said the January 21 date for retail preorders applied to Japan.But he didn t say anything about other territories.Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, said that gamers will get to preview the Nintendo Switch in North America on six consecutive Sundays in six different cities leading up to the launch.The console will sell for $300 worldwide on launch day.The streets are quiet, Fils-Aime said.
Finland
Yhtiö haalii kaikenlaisella koulutuksella ja kokemuksella varustettuja ihmisiä uusiin tehtäviin.Verkkokauppajätti Amazon aikoo palkata yli 100 000 uutta ja kokoaikaista työntekijää kotimaassaan Yhdysvalloissa seuraavien 18 kuukauden aikana.Amazon aikoo uuden työvoiman turvin laajentaa valikoimaansa uusille alueille, kuten elintarvikkeisiin, online-videoihin, muotiin, pilvipalveluihin ja monenlaisiin toimituspalveluihin.Amazonin kuvauksen mukaan uudet työpaikat "ovat kaikkialta maasta oleville ja kaikenlaisella koulutuksella ja kokemuksella varustetuille ihmisille - insinööreistä ja ohjelmistokehittäjistä niihin, jotka etsivät aloitustason työpaikkoja ja työssä tapahtuvaa koulutusta".Valtaosa uusista työpaikoisa sijoittuu yhtiön mukaan sen uusiin logistiikkakeskuksiin.Lisäksi uudet työntekijät jatkavat pilviteknologian, koneoppimisen ja uudentyyppisen logistiikan kehittelyssä.
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Google Ever felt unwell and Googled your symptoms instead of seeing theOne startup is trying to bridge the gap between the random search results, and the expense of going to see the doctor only to find out that it's something relatively benign — and it's using artificial intelligence to do so.HealthTap, already connects doctors to patients via video, voice,
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It s easy to forget that job interviews aren t just an evaluation of you as a candidate, they re also a chance for you to get a sense of the company and team you could work with.Look for these warning signs during your next interview to make sure you re getting into a good situation.Besides generally seeing if the company and culture meshes with you, you should keep an eye out for these signs that the company might not be a good fit.Turnover Rate: If there s a high turnover rate, it can mean the work environment is tough, benefits are poor, or there s lack of good management.If everyone you talk to during your interview has been at the company for a year or less, take that as a sign you could be getting into something bad.How Current Employees Feel and Act: If the employees you talk to during your interview don t have positive things to say about the company or their manager that s a huge red flag.
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Data-focused crop-management startup FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a funding round led by Naspers Ventures, the VC arm of South African media giant Naspers, with participation from existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, SV Angel, and Y Combinator president Sam Altman.Founded out of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2011, Y Combinator alumnus FarmLogs uses data science and machine learning smarts to help farmers garner insights into what s happening in their fields in order to maximize their yield, reduce waste, and increase profitability.The platform monitors metrics such as crop health, rainfall, nitrogen levels, and more, while enabling users to record and share scouting notes with photos from specific locations in a field.Farmers can access this data through native mobile apps for Android and iOS.Today, FarmLogs claims its platform is used by more than a fifth of row crop farms in the U.S.Prior to now, FarmLogs had raised $15 million, and with its latest cash injection the company says it plans to expand its team and expedite product development.This additional funding will enable us to further grow our team, to accelerate product innovation, and to continue investing aggressively in creating a better future for farming, said Jesse Vollmar, CEO and cofounder of FarmLogs.We re gaining an incredible partner with Naspers Ventures, and we re thrilled to have the support of world-class investors as we keep the momentum building and continue to tackle huge challenges in agriculture.Agriculture technology AgTech companies are ripe for investment, with big data increasingly used to improve crop yield.
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Handing over the keys is a tweed-wearing, bearded Tony Grant, who owns 10 such Minis with names like Poppy, Mildred and Lulu.As part of the fun, there are fancy dress outfits in the boot to match The Italian Job film theme, along with a crowbar and a bar of imitation gold.While car-sharing firms, such as ZipCar which owns its own fleet, have been around for more than a decade, so-called peer-to-peer P2P car sharing - private owners renting out their cars - hasn't really taken off.And yet, given that we use our cars just 5% of the time, as Andre Haddad, Turo's chief executive tells me, the business potential remains.This is why Turo, and a handful of other recent start-ups like easyCar, Getaround, and Rentecarlo, are hoping to unlock all this unused capacity sitting idle in the street.For Turo, the minimum rental is a day, he says, and their average is four days.
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