Oliver Dyer

Oliver Dyer

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Today, Papa John’s announced additional steps to distance itself from founder John Schnatter after he confirmed last week that he had used the N-word and made other racially insensitive statements during a May conference call.Specifically, the company brought on legal counsel and convened a special committee of the board of directors to “evaluate and take action with respect to all of the company’s relationships and arrangements with John H. Schnatter.” It then terminated both the contract that allowed Schnatter to use office space in the brand’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters and the “Founder Agreement” that established him as the chain’s official advertising and brand spokesperson.Forbes broke the news of the call, and Schnatter, who stepped down as CEO in January, later confirmed it.On Friday, Schnatter used a conversation with a local radio host to double down on claims that the pizza chain’s now former ad agency Laundry Service had “pressured” him into the conversation, which occurred during a call to help avoid self-created PR problems like the one that stemmed from Schnatter’s November 2017 comments criticizing NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality."Believe it or not, Terry, the agency was promoting that vocabulary.Papa John's founder John Schnatter, discussing former AOR Laundry Service
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the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a true bilmecka.This is the best history has to offer – with the latest värstingbilarana.In the year also showed the helautonoma russia's junior hockey ”Robocar” up to the audience.Autonomous cars in traffic is still, not least because of the regulations, a couple of years away.But during this year's edition of the bilfesten Goodwood Festival of Speed was shown the technology up with varying degrees of success.First we got to see a classic Ford Mustang that Siemens has hung in sensor technology, try feat to get up on the track.
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Erika Szychowski launched Good Zebra in 2016 to offer protein-packed cookies as an alternative to bars.Manufacturers kept denying Erika Szychowski's idea for protein-packed cookies.Even worse, they actually liked the product, they just didn't want to make them.Related: Before Halo Top Became One of America's Fastest-Growing Ice Cream Brands, It Was on the Verge of DeathSzychowski, who had spent her entire career in branding and marketing, with her most recent stint at Nine West, had her heart set on a cookie that could serve as a replacement for bars, but to make it, she needed to pivot.So, she started baking her own bars and cookies, which she would share with her co-workers at the footwear division of Nine West.
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Its lunchbox-like design is easy to transport, especially if you’re after something to play music during a summer BBQ, rather than a holiday speaker.B has nailed just about every aspect, from design and sound to the quality of materials used in its manufacture.It uses Bluetooth rather than Wi-Fi, perfect if it will be moved from room to room, or even house to house.And yet it still has audio quality strong enough to act as your main Hi-Fi.Pros: Portable, fantastic 24-hour battery life, excellent soundCons: No Wi-Fi or multi-room
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Whether you’ve just got yourself a Canon DSLR like the EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) or EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D), or have owned one for a while, the camera and the bundled 18-55mm kit lens it just the start of your photographic journey.The beauty of investing in a DSLR is that while they can be used straight out of the box, there’s a world of accessories out there to help you really harness their power and take even better shots.These include additional lenses, filters, tripods and a host of other accessories.But with so much choice, where to begin?Standard prime: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | AWhile your 18-55mm kit lens is fine for general photography, its relatively 'slow', in that the maximum aperture available is quite limited.
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For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it's not because they're giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody.It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have a congenital inner ear condition known as semicircular canal dehiscence, a thinning of the bone enclosing the inner ear that can lead to vertigo in response to certain sounds, changes in atmospheric pressure or coughing.It is a condition in which a person can feel the same imbalance effects of being drunk just by hearing certain tones, even from the sound of someone's voice or a musical instrument.Researchers from the University of Utah, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Mississippi have discovered how that happens and have published their findings in the recent issue of Scientific Reports.The lead author is Utah biomedical engineering doctoral student Marta Iversen, and the senior author is Utah biomedical engineering professor Richard Rabbitt.But in 1929, Italian biologist Pietro Tullio discovered that a hole in that bony enclosure can cause the inner ear semicircular canals to become sensitive to acoustic sounds like a sustained tone from a musical instrument such as a trumpet, violin or piano, even a higher-pitched conversation.
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Although enthusiast DSLRs don't tend to offer more megapixels than their entry-level siblings, you'll often get an increased ISO sensitivity range to help with low light shooting.While most enthusiast DSLRs are based around APS-C sized sensors, some models sport larger full-frame chips that are normally the preserve of pro-spec models.Don't worry though, most still include an automatic mode that'll take care of everything for you if you want to learn as you shoot.Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 20.9MP | Autofocus: 51-point AF, 15 cross-type | Screen type: 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 922,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 8fps | Movies: 4KThe Nikon D7500 packs in the same excellent 20.9MP sensor as the pro-spec D500, but in an even more compact and affordable body.It missed the highly impressive 153-point AF system enjoyed by the D500, but the 51-point system is still very good.
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It was a holiday week for July Fourth, but there was still plenty going on in the security world.WIRED took a deep look at a budding partnership between the Army's Cyber Command and the Pentagon's Defense Digital Service group.DDS brings private-sector tech expertise to the government, and this new collaboration adds Army technologists to the mix to work on difficult development challenges for the Department of Defense.Meanwhile, a different DOD program run by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency provides mobile, desktop, and browser apps to dozens of US defense agencies through an ultrasecure app store that has some crucial differences from commercial platforms.Speaking of which, find an hour this weekend to do a quick and easy audit of your mobile and desktop apps.As always, we’ve rounded up all the news we didn’t break or cover in depth this week.
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Twitter is reportedly stepping up its fight against fake accounts by suspending more than 1 million accounts a day in recent months.That's more than twice the number of account suspensions in October, when the social media company was under pressure from lawmakers to fight Russian meddling, The Washington Post reported Friday.Data obtained by the Post shows more than 70 million Twitter accounts were suspended in May and June, and the company has continued to crack down at that rate into July.In response to a request for comment, Twitter directed CNET to a blog post from last week that says, in part, that Twitter is "now removing 214 percent more accounts for violating our spam policies on a year-on-year basis."The company also said the average number of spam reports it's received dropped from around 25,000 a day in March to around 17,000 a day in May.New protections "have already helped us prevent more than 50,000 spammy sign-ups per day," the post reads.
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Scientists have discovered a new way to capture people’s passwords, though the circumstances needed for the attack to work make the odds of it being ever used in real life fall somewhere between “astronomical” and “no freaking chance.”Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, this week disclosed the attack, a method used for capturing user passwords by way of thermal imaging.The science behind the attack, known as Thermanator, may seem obvious once understood, but nevertheless, pondering the types of scenarios in which it might be pulled off is still a pretty entertaining exercise.The gist of Thermanator is pretty simple: A person types their password and afterwards an image of the keyboard is captured using a thermal imaging infrared camera.The intensity of the heat on the keys registers differently based on the order in which they were pressed.The attack is rather tricky to pull off, however, because it requires not only going unnoticed while photographing the keyboard—within 45 seconds, in optimal circumstances—but also convincing the person to immediately stop touching the keyboard after the password is typed.
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When Jack Ma first proposed the new retail concept at the company’s annual Yunqi Conference in October of 2016, he said: “There is no e-commerce in the next ten years or twenty years, there’s only new retail.” As a result, almost all businesses began to call themselves new retailers.So what is new in the new retail sector?Wang Xiruo, CTO of Hema Xiansheng, discussed the role of technology in the future of new retail on stage at TechCrunch Hangzhou 2018.Wang has been working in Alibaba for ten years.Wang was part of the team that built Tmall from the ground up.Wang said the essence behind new retail is “to apply the idea and technology of the Internet to restructure people, products, and place in an all-around way—from the place of origin to the hands of consumers.” For people, Wang said, consumer’s online and offline behavior and consumption habits will all be digitalized.
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Netflix is set to drop its user reviews from the service, taking away the ability to write a missive about your favorite show or move at the end of July.Then in mid August it will delete its user-generated review archive altogether.Now, some of you who just use the mobile or TV Netflix app might be thinking: what review archive?That’s because the feature is desktop only and a little bit hidden.To access it - for the time being, anyway - you have to click on the thing you want to watch, choose Details, find the Members Reviews on the right of the pane, then click See All Reviews and then the Write a Review button appears.It’s so convoluted, it’s almost as if Netflix doesn’t really want to use it.
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With gratisinstrumenten Strings and Soft Piano in the baggage is now releasing Spitfire Audio Drums.A sampled drum kits with the purpose to sound good and at the same time be as accessible as possible.The minimalist interface is typical of Spitfire Audio and should appeal to all studiorävar with rattfobi.All the instruments in the LABS series is available as a VST/AU/AAX for both Mac and PC.You need to register on the company's website to download the instruments.
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“This thing is street legal, right?”Maybe he spotted the sticker that reads “This vehicle does not conform to the requirements of the dynamic or static tests set out in CMVSS 208.” Maybe he knows that’s the bit of the regulatory code that lays out crash protection standards.Our vehicle has a dinky roof and no doors or full windshield to block the noise or the wind, so conversation is limited and high-volume.John did want to know a few things when I picked him up from Casual Carpool, the wonderfully low-tech program in which people line up in designated spots, hitching a ride across the bridge with drivers eager to qualify for the carpool lane.Storage space consists of small compartments behind the seats, which took me a week to find and barely fit my work bag.And to reiterate, it has zero doors, half a windshield, and a roof whose main function seems to be offering a hard surface for my head to bang into anytime one of the three wheels hits anything bigger than a pebble.
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OnePlus recently announced it will release a limited-edition red OnePlus 6, available starting July 10 with preorders kicking off July 2.The obnoxiously shiny red phone -- I mean that in the best way -- will only be available in North America and Europe for $579 and £519, with 128GB of storage.We got our hands on the new red model, and can assure you that it's extremely bright.Its glossy finish also gives it a more luxurious, high-end look.Other OnePlus 6 colors include two black variants (glossy and matte) and a "silk white" version accented by a rose gold trim.In an interview with CNET, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei said the OnePlus 6 was the company's "boldest design" yet.
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Governments around the world are trying to find ways to improve public services with blockchain.The country’s effort to grab its position in the emerging technology has been an ongoing project: blockchain was written into the 13th Five-Year Plan in 2016.The effort is apparently paying off.Building virtual identities for its citizens—the cornerstone of many other applications to come—has become a top focus.Only China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) has 200 databases across the country.“But right now the Chinese government is more open.
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Sedan valförlusten 2014 har före detta finansministern Anders Borg lämnat politiken.Nu kan Di Digital avslöja Anders Borgs senaste satsning.Men jag tycker att det är kul att investera i små snabbväxande bolag”, säger Anders Borg på Di Digitals scen under Techsöndagen.”Man ska vara försiktig när man talar om saker, speciellt när man pratar om sin privatekonomi”, säger han.Anders Borg har efter tiden som finansminister arbetat med att ge råd för vad andra, större finansaktörer ska göra.Därför passade han på att ge några tips om hur man ska tänka när man går in i nystartade techbolag.
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Xiaomi, the hugely hyped Chinese tech company, raised less money than it wanted in a private placement this week – the biggest Middle Kingdom IPO since Alibaba in 2014.Seeking to raise over $6.1bn on the Hong Kong exchange, Xioami is estimated to have pocketed $4.72bn.But it's still plenty with which to attack markets in the West with an aggressive business model and a pledge never to make more than 5 per cent margin on hardware.One takeaway from the placement is that the market valued Xiaomi as much more of a low-margin hardware shifter, than an "innovation-driven internet company" (in its own words) like Alibaba.Xiaomi has begun an expansion into Europe by promising razor-thin margins on hardware – making up the rest on services.Pointing to its services potential, Xiaomi had considered itself worth $100bn.
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the Tech company Airbnb is aiming to conduct an ipo during the end of 2020.It is reported by The Information and refer to sources.Airbnb chief Brian Chesky, shall have gone out to the staff, and the promised bonus in the year to relieve the frustration around the lack of the note.This is the first time in several years that Airbnb gives bonuses.It was also when he gave the indication on noteringsplanerna.Read more: So much earn the swedes on Airbnb
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The SD Association, the industry body behind the SD card memory spec, has announced a new version 7.0 spec for its tech that makes the postage-stamp sized memory cards rather more interesting.The new spec has two big updates.One is called “SD Ultra Capacity” and expands the maximum capacity of SD cards to 128 terabytes, well up on the current 2TB.The other is “SD Express” which, by adding PCIe and NVMe interfaces , means the Association claims the cards can now hit 985 MB/sec data transfer speeds.The new standards both retain the existing SD Card form factor, so will work in anything that can already read one of the cards.Not all devices will get the new speed, because adding NVMe and PCIe (versions 1.3 and 3.0 respectively) uses the second set of pins already present on ultra-high speed SD cards and not everything is built to hit those pins.
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