Peter Garvey

Peter Garvey

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Nintendo has revealed the new Switch console will not offer support for streaming services like Netflix at launch.Answering questions from Kotaku, the firm said it was focused on gamers, but did not rule out the likes of Netflix arriving in future update.All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, Nintendo replied in an email, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch.However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.Whether this absence will matter to the Nintendo fanbase remains to be seen.In a column posted following the Switch reveal last week, our own Andy Vandervell suggested Netflix is an expected feature.
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Amazon has been granted a patent for a system that attempts to deal with the problem of autonomous vehicles navigating reversible lanes.The firm filed the patent in November 2015, and had the filing granted this week.It focuses on self-driving cars and how they would operate in a lane where the direction of traffic changes depending on traffic flow.Amazon's patent focuses specifically on communications between autonomous vehicles and road management systems, detailing methods of sharing lane direction information with driverless cars.The system laid out in the filing is applicable to any type of vehicle, including but not limited to cars, trucks, vans, buses, street cars, helicopters, trains, subways, aircrafts, boats, etc., regardless of how powered or driven.There's nothing in the patent that addresses Amazon developing its own driverless cars, but such a move would make sense given the company has its own fleet of semi-trucks that deliver products between Amazon warehouses.
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After being basically in hiding for 117 days,Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey spent his first full day back in the spotlight getting grilled by a feisty lawyer who tried to make fun of the fact Luckey had no college degrees.The suit alleges Oculus stole vital information before it was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion:While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg s testimony yesterday got testy, today Luckey made Zuck seem chiller than a billionaire with 16 bodyguards., Luckey repeatedly interjected and argued over the characterisation of a non-disclosure agreement he had with ZeniMax, and Philbin s omissions while reading out parts of the NDA in court.Later Luckey added: You re only showing me one message in a long chain of messages.I just want to make sure I accurately describe the content of my email replies so they re not taken to mean something they don t mean.
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On Friday, it is time for Donald Trump to succeed Barack Obama as the american president, something that will involve a lot of changes, even for electronics companies like Apple.Recently met Donald Trump and Apple ceo Tim Cook and on the agenda were, among other things, the possibility to start making products like the Iphone in the united states.According to a summary from the site Axios shall Cook have said to Trump that he is looking at the proposal with open eyes and that it can be something big in the pipeline .In this context it can be mentioned that Apple's suppliers Foxconn, Pegatron and TSMC lately has expressed interest to expand operations in the united states.
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Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright sounded bleak in a couple of recent columns: "Given the growing prospect that humankind, having reached the brink of a global community, will dissolve into chaos … you could say that our species is facing an epic moral test," he wrote at meaningoflife.tv.Wright has argued in several books that expanding morality played a central role in human evolution, creating the framework for
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Kiinteistötekniikkayhtiö Caverion antoi eilen kuudennen tulosvaroituksen koskien vuoden 2016 tuloskehitystä.Tulosvaroitus oli varsin raju ja osake kävikin pahimmillaan lähes kahdeksan prosentin pudotuksessa.Suomalaiset piensijoittajat eivät tästä kuitenkaan hätkähtäneet vaan näkivät kurssilaskun ostopaikkana.Piensijoittajien suosiman Nordnetin osakestrategi Jukka Oksaharju kertoo, että alkuviikon aikana Caverionilla kauppaa käyneistä suomalaisasiakkaista kaksi kolmasosaa on ostanut osaketta."Ainoastaan Nokialla ja Outokummulla on käyty alkuviikon aikana enemmän kauppaa kuin Caverionilla", Oksaharju kertoo.Oksaharjun mukaan piensijoittajat ovat tulkinneet tulosvaroituksen vanhoiksi synneiksi, jotka on nyt lakaistu pois toimitusjohtajana aloittaneen Ari Lehtorannan pöydältä.
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Det är den tyske Windows-chefen Markus Nitschke som nu tar bladet från munnen och dömer ut Windows 7:s säkerhet.I dag möter det Windows 7 inte kraven för modern teknik, inte heller de höga säkerhetskraven från it-avdelningar.Precis som med Windows XP ser vi att företag bör ta tidiga steg för att undvika framtida risker eller kostnader , skriver Markus Nitschke i en bloggpost.Läs också: "Här är tre grejer i Windows 10 som jag blir helt galen på"Enligt Markus Nitschke kvittar det att Windows 7 fortfarande får säkerhetsuppdateringar, operativsystemet håller inte måttet för att ses som säkert.Att ett operativsystem från 2009 har svårt att möta dagens krav bör inte komma som en nyhet för någon, samtidigt som det inte heller är speciellt konstigt att Microsoft vill kränga Windows 10 till sina kunder.
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IHOP has been griddled by customers who took umbrage with an anti-Hillary Clinton retweet that appeared on the pancake chain s Twitter account over the weekend.The message wished a good morning to everyone ― except those who dispute that the Democratic nominee for president ran a major garbage campaign, several outlets noted.On Sunday, IHOP said its account had been hacked, but some customers thought the restaurant was just buttering them up.@IHOP Was it really a hack?Or did whoever runs your account just RT Pooja?It seems odd to hack IHOP just to RT @poojaslays
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In preparation for this sea change, Elon Musk and Sam Altman founded OpenAI, a nonprofit with the dual mission of ensuring that AI stays safe and its benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible.While it s important to develop AI and harness its powers responsibly, it s incorrect for OpenAI to focus solely on one or two types of AI, like reinforcement learning.OpenAI is right to assume that potential dangers loom in AI should it go completely unchecked.Where OpenAI is missing the mark is in the subfields of its choosing to invest its resources.Interestingly, it doesn t typically start with data or try to learn from an existing data set.That is, people and businesses are not clamoring for chatbots or interactive agents; they tend to have more data than they can analyze, and they re invested in extracting meaning and value from it.
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One of President-Elect Trump s few consistent policies has been to vaguely try to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA.An obvious target for his wrath would be the iPhone, especially given Apple s other problems with keeping cash overseas.Bringing iPhone production from the USA to China would, for Trump, theoretically bring some of Apple s money back to the US, and create a few good ole -fashioned blue-collar jobs.A shining example of this comes today from the chairman of Pegatron, a Chinese-based manufacturer that also has some small plants in the US, which mostly make repair components for HP and Dell.TH Tung, Pegatron s chairman, said that those US-based plants could easily increase production by three to five times if necessary — for example, if Trump introduced crippling tariffs on Chinese-made components.But that increase in production wouldn t come by hiring more workers.
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Lyft, the second-largest ridesharing giant, may be reversing course to take its brand global.Growing faster and cutting losses more quickly than Uber, according to CNBC, Lyft will open up on its expansion plans later in 2017.The company has not confirmed global expansion plans, but a spokesperson did tell CNBC, Along with our international partners, we are updating how we serve our users traveling abroad.We will now direct them to download the partner s app in the country they are visiting.More: Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb may have a champion in transportation pick Elaine ChaoFormerly Lyft customers traveling in southeast Asia, India, and China could hail rides with the Grab, Ola, or Didi ridesharing services, respectively, via the Lyft app.
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It sounds like something out of science fiction: A solar-powered, autonomous drone that can fly for weeks or even months at a time, beaming high-speed internet to parts of the planet that haveThe idea was for Google to beam internet access and, of course Google services it can sell ads against to a whole new population of users getting
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the Stockholm county council's innovation fund, has this year chosen out of 37 projects, which are expected to contribute to a better health care.The selected projects will each be awarded amount-between 20 000 and 500 000 sek.Behind them, are employees within the various disciplines of the industry.Read more: Spelnavet Skövde is on the VR-offensive in Silicon ValleyAmong the projects that received the thumbs up for funding is virtual reality in the treatment of anxiety in primary care and a new digital tool for more effective smittspårning of sexually transmitted infections.a Total of received the innovation foundation 327 applications during the three utlysningstillfällen.
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Fission is a framework from molnföretaget Platform9, which covers most of the hot hajpbegrepp in utvecklarvärlden right now.the Aim is to manage applikationsarkitekturer based on individual features, called serverless applications, running on containerkluster with Docker managed with the platform Kubernetes.One way to interpret it is that, overall, there will be a platform to address the mikrotjänster.also Read: Containers provide independent – but risks becoming a footnote in historyIt may sound like an unusual complicated case, but just the functionality that Fission promises to offer is the missing link to bring together this type of architectures.at Least one of the missing links.
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Thought this might be an interesting change of pace from the normal discussion here.Bonus points for including who you're having imaginary coffee with and why you're excited to meet them.I would love to have coffee with Peep Laja, the founder of ConversionXL.I'm digging deep into conversion optimization and would love to pick his brain about foundational concepts and emerging trends.The five questions I would make sure to ask would probably be...What is your background and how did you get to where you are today?
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Back in 2015 a drone was announced that seemed to fulfill what many people actually wanted out of a floating camera.The Lily drone was billed as the first throw-and-shoot camera, and a fantastic video helped sell customers on the idea that you could throw the little quadcopter into the air and it would follow you around, filming your every move.It blew up and raised over $34 million in pre-orders from eager buyers at a price of around $800 each.Now, the company is folding, having never shipped a single Lily.TechCrunch reports that the startup sent an email to its increasingly impatient customer base stating that the company will wind down after failing to secure additional funding to get production of the drone off the ground.The company says it will offer customers refunds for their inconvenience.
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If your brand s New Year s resolution was to broadcast more live streams on Facebook, then Facebook wants to help you with that.On Wednesday, Facebook announced a bunch of new features for Pages looking to go live.The headliner is probably the ability to broadcast live from your laptop.Yep, Facebook will enable Pages to air Live streams through the desktop web.The idea is to make it easier to produce more professional broadcasts i.e., eliminating shaky smartphone camerawork , though an effect could be newfangled Facebook Live streams looking like old-school YouTube confessionals, which sounds hipster-y but doesn t have to be horrible.In addition to making it easier for Pages to produce live streams, Facebook is rolling out a few features to help Pages get people to tune in and interact with those live streams.
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So can the employer do to prevent employees from working during their leisure time.What helps law when the employee still refuses to sign out and relax?Here are examples of what the company had to take to protect employees ' health and leisure.The employers have put in place to tackle employee stress and the risk for this disease after excessive work.As Ingenjörskarriär previously told was introduced in France on 1 January a new law that gives employees the right to log off from the job during leisure time.the French Le Monde describes the initiative that encourages private employees.
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the EUROPEAN commission wants to stop the nätjättar as Facebook, Apple, Google and Whatsapp without users approval, track their movements and send you targeted advertising.the Proposal means that the commission's already strained relationship to the american companies to deteriorate further.the Commission is in the jättebråk with Apple about the taxes in Ireland and with Google is subject to the dispute both taxes and sökjättens domination.In the latest proposal gives the commission on nätjättarnas communication and mejltjänster that it believes should be regulated harder.the Companies must ensure users ' privacy and tracking in order to send targeted advertising shall only occur after the user's consent.the Settings of all the software would be no to tracking/advertising and ' no ' to so-called cookies.
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The new settings page is likely to look something like this, though Microsoft says it may change before the final release.These changes have two parts.Available immediately is a Web-based "" that gives access to, and the ability to delete, information collected by Cortana if you choose to enable Microsoft's digital assistant and share the information with her in the first place : browsing history, search terms, location history, interests, contacts, and more.
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