Richard Lee

Richard Lee

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If you had Jon Stewart withdrawals after he quit The Daily Show, here is what you've been waiting for.Ever since he stepped down as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, ceding his position to Trevor Noah, many of us have had a big, Jon Stewart-shaped hole in our hearts.Since then, he has been rather quiet (apart from bashing John Cena with a steel chair!Despite losing all the color in his hair (sorry, Jon), the 54-year-old comedian and political critic has not lost his acerbic sense of humor and he plans on proving it.On Wedneday, as part of a four-year deal signed in 2015, HBO president Casey Bloys announced Stewart would be headlining two stand-up comedy specials for the premium network, as well as hosting the seventh annual Night of Too Many Stars, a sort of one-night comedy variety benefit for Next for Autism.Before landing the The Daily Show gig in 1999, Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, he changed his name because it “sounded too Hollywood”) cut his teeth performing at various clubs in New York City, including the famed Comedy Cellar, where he regularly appeared in late-night sets before moving on to more television work during the 1990s.
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A study into the effects of drinking has found something good again.This time, researchers had the amazing idea of giving people alcohol after they'd been taught something and found that, amazingly, getting mildly drunk afterwards seemed to make the lesson stick in their memories better.The University of Exeter carried out the test on a lucky sample of 88 people who identified themselves as social drinkers.They were given a word-learning task then told to drink as much or as little as they liked afterwards.The drinkers consumed an average of four units and, when compared with the non-drinkers the next day, were found to have a better recall of the words learned.It's almost as if they're saying getting drunk is good as, better still, those who drunk the most also remembered the most.
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Russia has destroyed more than 16 600 tons of food, which is imported from russia for its counter-sanctions list countries.Things to write for the Moscow Times, citing the agricultural inspection agency Rosselkhoznadzor published data.the Current week at the beginning of Rosselkhoznadzor reported that the authorities have destroyed two years 16 131 tons of vegetables and fruits that were imported into the country only after the sanctions of limitation of western countries.Animal products were destroyed in addition to 474 tonnes.the Destruction associated with president Vladimir Putin in July 2015, to give the order, according to which only the sanctions list of the countries imported food is discarded.Food disposal by burning caused criticism in Russia, where living below the poverty line about 13% of the people.
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Microsoft has signed a major multi-year partnership with four international universities to speed up the development and realisation of quantum computers.Purdue University in the US, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, Sydney University in Australia and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are teaming up with Microsoft to help build the first ever scalable quantum computer.Currently quantum computers are just a concept.Numerous computer scientists around the world are researching the topic and billions of dollars is being invested to invent the technology.It is believed that these new super-powerful computers will be available within the next 50 years.Quantum computers will be able to factor impossibly large numbers, which would enable them to solve problems much faster than a regular classical computer or a human.
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You can find all of the details below.Interestingly, it comes alone to the flagship party, leaving behind a slimmer core version of the Z2.Moto's latest is set to arrive on August 10 in the US and will hit global markets, including the UK and Australia later in 2017.In terms of pricing, Moto is selling its latest for $30 per month from the US carrier of your choosing, which equals out to $720 over the course of a two-year contractRead on below for everything we know so far about the Moto Z2 Force.Price-wise, the Moto Z2 Force is going for $720 (around £555/AU$910) and $30 per month through a carrier of your choosing.
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Artificiell intelligens blir Nasdaqs nya vapen i kampen mot otillåten handel på börsen.Nasdaq har sedan en tid tillbaka utvecklat och sålt digitala tjänster som hjälper börser och regulatorer att övervaka marknaden för att avslöja marknadsmanipulering och insiderhandel.Genom ett köp av brittiska programvaruföretaget Sybenetix står det klart att Nasdaq satsar på att använda artificiell intelligens, ai, för att sätta dit börsfuskare.Bakom Sybenetix står en duo bestående av en beteendevetare och fondförvaltare.Bolaget har utvecklat ett program som lär sig känna igen beteendemönster hos enskilda handlare hos fondförvaltare eller hedgefonder.Om systemet upptäcker något suspekt skickas ett larm till handlarens arbetsgivare.
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Google is launching a new feature for both Search and Maps today which is meant to give its users better information when a natural disaster or other crisis hits their area.These new so-called “SOS Alerts” will now prominently feature at the top of the company’s search results and in Maps when a user looks for information about an incident or an affected area.The company worked with a number of agencies, including the Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration and many others to source this information.In Search, Google will show an overview of the situation, maps, relevant news stories, emergency phone numbers (if available), websites and other relevant information.If you are close to an area where a disaster has struck, Google may also send you notifications that direct you to all of this information.In Maps, Google will also pop up this information when relevant.
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Beauty routines, believe it or not, start with what you put in your body.Drink a lot of water during the day in order to keep your skin hydrated and bright.It’s easy to forget to care for your teeth, but they’re a part of your face, too!Evening skin care is important, but before I get to it I always tie my hair back, to keep it dry and out of the way.My favorite hair tie is a rubber band I took off asparagus that I bought at the farmers’ market three weeks ago, when Scott and I were still together.I haven’t thrown the rubber band away yet.
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Having been Google‘s CEO for almost two years, it likely comes as good news for Sundar Pichai that he was appointed to parent company Alphabet‘s board of directors while not needing to give up his CEO position.Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page had nothing but praise for Pichai and the work he has done at Google:Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation.I really enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board.Pichai’s appointment brings the total number of Google executives on Alphabet’s board to two, the second being Diane Greene, who leads Google’s cloud businesses.In total, Alphabet’s board includes 13 directors, which include Google and Alphabet co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, former Ford CEO Alan Mullaly, and others.
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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is set to report its second quarter earnings on Tuesday, and retail investors aren't expecting much from the company.According to data from Robinhood, the stock investing app popular with millennials, many personal investors are bearish on the chipmaker.Wall Street, on the other hand, is mostly neutral or bullish on the stock, according to data from Bloomberg.Over the week leading up to earnings, small investors on Robinhood's platform sold 4% more than they have been buying, the opposite of last quarter's trend.In the first quarter, the company announced a loss which sent the stock tanking.Robinhood investors under 30 are the most bearish group, and are selling their shares 7% more than they are buying.
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Announced in January 2015 during the Windows 10 unveiling, the HoloLens is a self-contained, battery-powered Windows PC in a translucent visor system.Rather than the more common virtual reality platforms, HoloLens is an augmented reality system which locks floating images within the user's vision - dubbed, inaccurately, 'holograms' by Microsoft - and allows full 3D interaction, albeit in an extremely narrow field of vision.That Microsoft is splashing the cash on making HoloLens a success is no secret, of course.In May 2015 the company announced the hiring of Casey Hudson to act as creative director of Microsoft Studios and help bring the holographic user interfaces he oversaw during his work as the director of the Mass Effect franchise to reality.Sadly, the company's initially available HoloLens hardware is priced out of the reach of most consumers, costing $3,000 for the Development Edition release - a price that is being brought down by hardware partners working on third-party lower-specification headsets based on the same Windows Mixed Reality platform.Now, the company has confirmed that it is continuing to develop the Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip which powers the HoloLens system, teasing an updated version which includes a built-in accelerator for artificial intelligence tasks.
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At first, the idea of Netflix – essentially a video rental site – making its own TV shows and films sounded bizarre.Fuelled by its vast piles of subscriber money, Netflix now wields the power of a Hollywood studio.With the resources to buy in the best new shows, acquire beloved brands, commission its own original series and hire Brad Pitt and Will Smith to star in its movies, the company is currently creating some of the best streamable stuff around.We’ve scoured through Netflix’s hundreds of original series, documentaries and movies to pick out 15 favourites.By the end of the screening, the same audience was giving it a four-minute standing ovation.It takes a lot to get us up off the sofa at the end of a movie, to be honest, especially for 240 full seconds of applause, but this tale of a huge genetically-modified pig, her devoted tween companion, big business and animal rights is a delight, benefitting from a fine cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano among them), brisk narrative pace and fantastic visual effects that bring Okja herself convincingly to life.
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Are you concerned or encouraged by the onset of technologies that provide automation?Technologies including machine learning and robotic process automation are set to eliminate up to 30 percent of human bank jobs, according to a new report.New alternatives to human workers are becoming desirable within the financial services, as the technology for automation is becoming more affordable.Roles under threat typically involve a degree of manual work, the kind that is often involved in managing databases and libraries, tasks that can be handled easily by the algorithms within machine learning.This statistic has come from a new McKinsey & Company report, says Bloomberg, who were told by Jared Moon, a co-writer of the report, that the change will “require people to use new skill sets, taking away manual work but allowing more around analytics, transformation and change.”
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Autovalmistaja Volvon liikevaihto kipusi tammi–kesäkuussa 99,1 miljardiin kruunuun eli noin 10 miljardiin euroon.Vuoden 2016 ensimmäisellä puoliskolla liikevaihto oli 84,2 miljardia kruunua.Liikevoittomarginaali kipusi 6,6 prosentista 6,8 prosenttiin.Liikevoitto paisui 6,8 miljardiin kruunuun tammi–kesäkuussa, kun se vuotta aiemmin oli 5,6 miljardia kruunua.Kuluvan vuoden alkupuoliskolla Volvon myynti kasvoi 8,2 prosenttia verrattuna vuoden 2016 vastaavaan aikaan."Olemme saaneet ilmoittaa voitoista samalla, kun jatkamme investointeja muutosohjelmamme puitteissa.
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Mastering the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements.Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at MIT are trying nonetheless.The team’s pic2recipe system uses neural networks to determine the recipe of a given food, in an attempt to gain “valuable insight into health habits and dietary preferences,” based on images of food pulled from social media.pic2recipe was built using the Food-101 Data Set, a food-identifying algorithm built by Swiss scientists in 2014, using a database of 101,000 food images.That information is cross-referenced with the CSAIL team’s own Recipe1M database of one million recipes pulled from popular sites like All Recipes and Food.com.The system is far from perfect.
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Sir, what is your occupation?A man called the cops to report that cash and a bag of Columbian marching powder stashed in his car had been nicked, police arrest documents have revealed.Floridian fuzz said that area man David Blackmon phoned them in the early hours of Sunday to say roughly $50 and “about one-quarter of an ounce of cocaine” had been pilfered from the centre console of his vehicle.As Blackmon - who had “identified himself as a drug dealer” to the police on their arrival - showed the boys in blue where his money and nose candy were once stashed, they spied another bag filled with what they suspected to be more of the white stuff.On closer inspection of the car, the law enforcement bods “also located a ‘crack’ pipe on the floorboard of the vehicle by the driver’s door and a ‘crack’ rock was located on the centre console by the baggie of cocaine”, the arrest report stated (via Smoking Gun).The suspected charlie weighed one gramme and “did field test positive, as did the residue in the crack pipe".
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Today Nokia’s Chinese website put up a promotional image for the yet-unannounced smartphone, as evidenced by the screengrab you can see below.We assume this was a mistake by the webmaster, since HMD still hasn’t unveiled the Nokia 8.Some say that the handset could be unveiled today, if we go by the date shown on the phone’s lock screen.Note that we get to see the official black variant of the device, after having already seen the blue color version already, with a black front (perhaps meant to mask those big top and bottom bezels somewhat).According to all the latest rumors, the upcoming flagship should be equipped with a 5.3-inch QHD display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset at the helm.It will pack a pair of Zeiss branded dual cameras on its back, each having 13 MP resolution.
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Security vulnerabilities in Segway hoverboard software could be exploited by hackers to remotely monitor the location of users, lock them out of their vehicles or bring the device to a halt, causing the rider to fall off, according to security researchers.Using reverse engineering, researchers at IOActive found it was possible to intercept communications between the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO hands-free, two-wheel electric scooter and its companion mobile application to perform attacks.If found that an attacker could connect to Ninebot using a modified version of Nordic UART, a propriety Bluetooth service and reverse engineer the scooter's communications protocol - the same system used for remote control and configuration settings - using a Bluetooth sniffer.IOActive was able to reverse engineer the firmware update mechanism, discovering that Ninebot didn't do firmware integrity check before accepting a firmware update.This could allow attackers to have their own firmware uploaded instead allowing them to modify the behaviiour of the device.The attacker is able to change the PIN number, and upload a firmware update, locking the segway user out of the device.
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Chris Lacy continues its trend to implement new Androidfunktioner in Action Launcher before they are released in the sharp version of Google.this time, the developer has inserted aviseringsskyltarna from Android 8.This means that users can långtrycka on an icon and see any notifications from the app in the menu that appears.For this to work you need to give Action Launcher access to your notifications.You can find the option by opening the settings for the hemskärmsappen and go to the Icons & app shortcuts > Unread badges > Notification dots.If you have not already given to the Action Launcher, the possibility to read notifications, you will be taken automatically to the screen among Android's settings.
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Five years after Google showed off its augmented reality glasses Google Glass, it now seems as if it is time for a relaunch.It is Google's development department Alphabet X, which has shown up the "ice Cream Enterprise Edition" and just as the name suggests, this model is targeted towards the business market.the ice Cream Enterprise Edition should be more comfortable than the original Google Glass and they have also been equipped with a larger screen, stronger battery and faster processor.Among the customers, which Google has provided with the original Google Glass through the years, including GE, Boeing, and DHL.DHL estimates that they have streamlined their work by 15 per cent since they started using Google Glass.
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