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There are tons of sites on the internet that can help you land aBut you'd better be careful, or you'll find yourself wasting all your time surfing the web instead of actually applying for roles.Business Insider spoke with Nicole Williams, a career expert and author of "Girl Sophisticated," about the websites that can help take any job
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If you like the idea of eye masks for sleeping or resting but are yet to find one that works, then check out the Manta.The challenge of maneuvering them into place to block out all traces of light can be enough to keep you awake at night, which, of course, rather defeats the whole idea.They can be uncomfortable, too, with your eyes feeling the pressure of the pads as you move around in search of a comfortable position.The Manta Sleep Mask — described as the “world’s first modular eye mask for sleeping ” — hopes to change all that.And judging by the thousands of Kickstarter backers who together have so far offered more than 10 times the Manta’s funding target, there’s plenty of call for a decent mask that offers some serious shuteye or a meditative rest.The key to the Manta’s design is its adjustability.
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Bloomberg rapporterar om en intressant utveckling på Apple.Företaget ska ha anställt två rymdingenjörer som tills nyligen jobbade på Google, för att leda ett nytt okänt hårdvaruprojekt.John Fenwick var chef för Googles rymdfärdsverksamhet och Michael Trela basade över företagets satellitutveckling.Båda lämnade Google de senaste veckorna.Vad det nya projektet handlar om är okänt, men Fenwick och Trela påstås rapportera till Greg Duffy, grundare av kameratillverkaren Dropcam som gick till Apple tidigare i år.Satellitprojekt skulle kunna handla om allt från kartor till internet.
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Disseminating fake news on WhatsApp or Facebook in India could land you behind bars -- especially if you're running the offending group.An Indian magistrate ruled yesterday that any information that is factually incorrect or misleading that is posted on a social media group could result in a report by the police against the group administrator, the Economic Times reports.The order is aimed at curbing the spread of false information.Fake news came under the spotlight last year when detractors alleged that it was one of the reasons for US president Donald Trump's win during the 2016 US presidential elections.As the French presidential election approaches, experts are warning voters about the spread of misinformation by bot accounts.The order stipulates that group administrators must remove members responsible for offending posts from a group.
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Whether you’re working on a big presentation for work or school, interactive visuals always help win over an audience.Loopy, a free tool for making simulations, is perfect for that.Trying to explain complicated systems or feedback loops of any kind—economic, political, social, ecologic, etc.—is always easier with a visual.But you don’t need any complicated software to make visuals like that any more.Loopy, from developer Nicky Case, lets you draw them up with your mouse, MS Paint-style, in your browser.In just a few seconds you can create a complicated simulation loop filled with input/output nodes only using super-rough sketch.
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Alla dessa är ikoniska produkter som har bidragit till att göra Apple till det massiva företag de är idag.Vissa av deras mer obskyra påhitt når emellertid aldrig den breda massan.Visste du till exempel att Apple tillverkar drygt två liter artificiell svett varje dag för att testa sina produkter?Tidningen fick nämligen besöka Apples högkvarter där journalisten Arielle Duhaime-Ross fick se hur Airpods och Apple Watch-enheter doppades i behållare fyllda av fejkat svett.Anledningen är för att se hur länge tekniken pallar med ”det vardagliga livet”.Och Apple är inte unika.
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Facebook is developing a mind-reading system to let people communicate through their thoughts alone, its founder Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed.Speaking at the firm’s F8 conference, Zuckerberg said engineers in a secretive unit were working to build interfaces between brains and computers.“[We’re working on] direct brain interfaces that one day will let you communicate using only your mind,” the chief executive said.The revelation confirms mounting speculation about the social networks’ plans for telepathic technology.Zuckerberg, who has previously said telepathy is the “ultimate communication technology”, admitted the system is still “pretty far out”.Instead, he devoted the bulk of his Californian keynote yesterday (18 April) to augmented reality (AR), which he described as Facebook’s second act.
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För bara några veckor sedan lyckades en forskargrupp från University of Washington sätta Googles AI för videoanalys ur spel enbart genom att långsamt föra in en stillbild i en videosekvens.Nu har forskarna gått vidare till att testa Googles verktyg för bildklassificering, Cloud Vision API, och ännu en gång har de med minimal ansträngning lyckats lura maskinen.Genom att applicera lite brus på bilderna lyckades forskarna få programmet till att se en fågel på en bild som egentligen visade ett flygplan, och en blommig tekanna klassificerades som biologi.”Vi upptäckte att vi kunde lura api:et till att ge fel output, och till att misslyckas känna igen någons ansikte eller text i bilden, genom att lägga till lite brus”, skriver forskarna i sin rapport.Att Google ännu en gång åker på bakläxa från forskarlaget kan ses som en lustig företeelse, men som de själva pekar ut i sin rapport skulle mörka krafter kunna missbruka gränssnittets svaghet.Till exempel skulle bruset kunna mörka olagligt innehåll som barnporr.
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The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability.It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more.This book, Exploring Raspberry Pi, is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life.The book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects.You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts.The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies.
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There's a new smartphone in the works by Andy Rubin, the father of Google's Android operating system.Rubin tweeted a teaser picture of the "Essential" phone back in March, but besides that not much is known about the device.However, Russian site Mobiletelefon recently dug up a Geekbench test dating back to late December with the code name Essential FIH-PM1.The results give us a hint at some of the phone's capabilities.Essential's first move is creating a new high-end phone to challenge the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone or Google Pixel.If the Google Pixel is supposed to represent pure Android at its finest, it'll be interesting to see what a phone made by Android's creator can do.
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Founded in 2010, Moat helps advertisers and publishers measure whether people see and interact with online ads.The need to create what CEO Jonah Goodhart has called “the currency for digital advertising” seems increasingly important given advertiser concerns around viewability, fraud and trust, and Moat has been working with some big names, including Nestle, Procter & Gamble and Unilever on the advertiser side, as well as ESPN, Facebook and Snapchat on the publisher side.And while Moat raised $50 million just over a year ago, the funding landscape for adtech companies hasn’t been great, leading to predictions of more acquisitions and consolidation.(Moat raised more than $67 million total from investors including SV Angel, Mayfield Fund and Insight Venture Partners).Oracle, meanwhile, has been moving aggressively into digital advertising and marketing over the past few years, with acquisitions like Vitrue and BlueKai.The company says Moat will continue to operate as “an independent platform within Oracle Data Cloud,” with the Moat team joining Oracle.
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After adding colored backgrounds on status updates back in December (which are being rolled out to all users at present), color enhanced versions of link previews have now been spotted in some versions of Facebook's iOS app and mobile web versions of the social network.As you can see from the above examples, the new look previews drop a colored overlay under the headline of the article with a new headline font.The color of each background is dynamic, reflecting the dominant color from the featured image, or a complimentary color for those images which are largely white space.Psychologically, color is a trigger.It's designed to create a connection with brand, elicit a feeling, or drive a response.This is something marketers have been aware of for years, and is a critical consideration when exploring branding options for many of the world’s biggest businesses.
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Major technology disruption creates winners and losers, and the rise of digital video streaming comes at the expense of traditional cable and broadcast television companies, which are losing subscribers and viewers in record numbers.But even as Amazon and Facebook dominate in this space generating billions in revenues, a little-known small player that’s been attracting fresh investor attention is NeuLion, which posted relatively miniscule revenues of $100 million in 2016.But a key attraction for investor interest in NeuLion, based in Plainview, New York, and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange is the customer base which includes some pro-sports giants, such as the National Football League, National Basketball Association and UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship.A recent study by TiVo shows the number of consumers dropping traditional cable and satellite TV services has been growing in big numbers.Bypassing cable and going “over-the-top” is considered a less expensive monthly cost for viewers and empowers subscribers seeking more programming freedom of choice.So for investors seeking to profit from this mega-trend, the obvious sizzle stocks reaping the benefit of cord cutting include pure plays, such as Netflix, and the more diversified companies Amazon and Facebook, which are buying content rights to make live events, including sports games, available live and on-demand.
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Russia's humanoid robot Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research), designed to go on missions into space with Russian cosmonauts by 2021, is being trained to shoot guns using both arms.Dubbed the "cyber cosmonaut", the robot's latest activity will help improve its motor skills and decision making, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who oversees the country's defence and space sectors said.In a series of posts on Twitter and Facebook, Rogozin shared multiple photos and a brief video showing off some of the robot's new skills firing off a pair of pistols at a target board with impressive precision using both hands.The message accompanying the quick clip reads: "Russian fighting robots — guys with iron nature.""Robot platform FEDOR showed shooting skills with two hands," Rogozin wrote."We are not creating a Terminator, but artificial intelligence that will be of great practical significance in various fields."
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Designed with long-term medical research in mind, the Study Watch has a vastly different set of hardware requirements than your standard smart watch.The device was designed by Verily, the “V” in Google’s Alphabet, which is devoted to serious medical studies like MS observation and contact lenses capable of monitoring wearers’ glucose level.The Study Watch will likewise be tasked with some important research, gathering vital signs for on-going work like the Personalized Parkinson’s Project, which is investigating patterns in the disease’s progression and identifying the building blocks for a potential cure.The unassuming wearable will also be used for Baseline, a previously announced study dating back to 2014, which is designed to track the long-term vitals of 175 individuals, in an attempt to build “the fullest picture of what a healthy human being should be.”Google was the target of some online criticism when it referred to that project as a “moonshot,” a term the company has traditionally reserved for wild-eyed projects like self-driving cars and internet-delivering weather balloons.But while it doesn’t possess the glitz of those undertakings, it does point to the broader mission statement of Verily, to “collect and organize health data, then creating interventions and platforms that put insights derived from that health data to use for more holistic care management.”
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Google’s announcement last month that it is integrating Google Wallet into Gmail for Android users is big news, not just for the millions of Gmail users who can now send money right from their email, but also for the email industry itself.In fact, it’s one of the biggest endorsement to date in email’s role as a highly valued and essential aspect of everyday life.But now, by adding payments, we’re taking email to a new and previously unimaginable level, and it’s got ESPs (email service providers) salivating at the possibilities.Why is it that Gmail is so confident that email is secure enough to send money from one person to another?That’s because after you register your email address, the operating system can log you in securely to your Google Play or App Store accounts.Email beats cookies for personal IDs
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Simple things to change before more difficult was one of the reasons that telejätti Telstran working Sami Mäkeläinen give up the initial enthusiasm after the idea to bring all the possible smart devices into the home.the source on the hill thinks that the system may experience difficult, if the design starting point has been the user, rather than system.intelligence of the benefit is according to him, the so-called easy to use functions, so that you leave your home with an alarm system I can put onto the phone, and at the same time the system shut down from home, say, lights or closes the water main.That will easily image, that smart house systems are just gibberish."Mäkeläinen also expressed concern about the älykotien information security and privacy."If all the equipment is put on the network, but the user will leave the default passwords without switching and protection equipment, the risk is there," he admits.
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While many traditional publishers are figuring out their social media strategies, The Shade Room has already built an Instagram-centric media juggernaut.Since its founding in 2014, the startup’s Instagram account (which offers celebrity news aimed at a black audience) has attracted more than 8.9 million followers — compare that to The New York Times’ 2.4 million, TMZ’s 1.4 million or TechCrunch’s measly 583,000.The Shade Room has been called Instagram’s TMZ, while founder Angie Nwandu has been described as the younger generation’s Oprah.At the same time, like any big publisher, it’s had its share of disputes with Facebook and with celebrities.Nwandu will be joining us this year at Disrupt NY, where I’ll ask her about how she’s attracted her audience, the prospects for building a big business on Instagram and her wariness about selling out to Hollywood.You can grab tickets to Disrupt NY, which will take place from May 15 to 17 at Manhattan’s Pier 36, right here.
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In New Technology is a quiz about the technology to be able to their history.theElement: This life-saving topic is one of the most abundant in the earth's crust and has a name that brings to mind a part of the kitchen.Gadget: Several predecessors had kulfrom, but Douglas Engelbart is seen as the inventor.Event: the Two known teknikbröder lay behind this demonstration of a breakthrough in the visual field.theElement: China is the largest exporter of the substance which is sometimes used in dietary supplements.Gadget: Xero Alto and early Apple computers used the technique.
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Flygbåtarna upplevde sin storhetstid före och under andra världskriget.Bland ikonerna fanns PBT Catalina och giganten – Blohm & Voss BV 238.Med ett vingspann på mer än 60 meter var den tyska modellen det tyngsta planet som flög under kriget.Flygplanstillverkaren huserar lite otippat i Rovaniemi, vid polcirkeln.Där bygger de flygbåten som tar två personer upp till 130 mil.Modellen har väckt intresse bland amerikanska investerare – och nu har Atol Aviation meddelat att man öppnar en filial i USA.
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