Castle, som startades i Malmö 2015, har huserat här sedan sedan hösten 2016.Han har alltid hatat att prata i telefon och kände också att det var jobbigt att prata engelska i situationer där han behövde leverera något av värde.Men han var tvungen att övervinna det och ta alla säljsamtal, för än så länge har inte Castle någon anställd säljare.Castles ursprungliga tanke, att produkten skulle säljas som en självbetjäningsprodukt via hemsidan, har grundarna för tillfället fått lämna, även om visionen finns kvar.Trots att lösningen i sig är automatiserad kräver försäljningsprocessen att man både utbildar branschen och har personlig kontakt med kunderna.“De kommer inte att dra ett kort och betala 2 000 dollar, utan att veta vem som ligger bakom”, säger Sebastian Wallin, som är teknisk chef på Castle.
In recent years engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher.Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions.Scientists spend long hours building and testing prototypes that can reliably move in specific ways so that, for example, a robot lands right-side up upon landing a jump.A pair of new computational methods developed by a team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Toronto and Adobe Research takes first steps towards automating the design of the dynamic mechanisms behind these movements.Their methods generate simulations that match the real-world behaviors of flexible devices at rates 70-times faster than previously possible and provide critical improvements in the accuracy of simulated collisions and rebounds.The team will present their methods and results from their paper, "Dynamics-Aware Numerical Coarsening for Fabrication Design," at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference in Los Angeles, 30 July to 3 August.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) back in March imposed additional screening measures for electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights originating from several Middle Eastern countries.Now, the requirements have found their way to the US.On Wednesday, the TSA said it is now requiring travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone into bins for X-ray screening in standard screening lanes.The technique is similar to how laptops have been screened for years and is said to be a direct result of increased threats to aviation security.The move comes after what the TSA calls “extensive testing” and successful trial runs at 10 airports.TSA Acting Administrator Huban A. Gowadia said it is critical for the TSA to constantly enhance and adjust security screening procedures to stay ahead of evolving threats and keep passengers safe.
Toyota has reportedly developed a new type of battery that is lighter, smaller and can be charged quicker than the current batteries used in electric cars.Modern electric cars used a type of battery called lithium-ion.It’s a technology found in literally every type of gadget imaginable from smartphones to Teslas.It does however have some drawbacks when applied to a car: It’s heavy, takes up a lot of space and cannot be charged at the pace that many would like without potentially damaging it.Solid state batteries on the other hand use solid electrodes and solid electrolytes and while they’re harder to mass-produce they’re better in almost every way.According to Forbes, Toyota plans to release a commercialised version of the battery as soon as 2020 however it won’t reveal which car it’s actually going to appear on.
In conjunction with Google yesterday announced its results for the second quarter of the year were also a bit more about their VR platform Daydream.Google's CEO Sundar Pichai said that he expected that there would be eleven android devices on the market with support for the Daydream at the end of the year.Among other things, will it be fooling with Daydream support from ASUS, Huawei, Motorola and ZTE, said Pichai.Google Pixel already has support for Daydram and the next phone which is expected to get this is the Samsung Galaxy S8 and it will happen relatively soon.
Oikeus käsittelee tapausta, jossa puolueen entistä varainhoitajaa Luis Bárcenasia epäillään lahjusten vastaanottamisesta.Lahjusten vastaanottaminen liittyy niin sanottuun Gürtel-tapaukseen.Korruptioverkosto toimi kuudella espanjalaisella alueella vuosina 1999–2005.Tapaukseen epäillään liittyvän lahjontaa, rahanpesua ja veronkiertoa, ja oikeudessa on istunut useita Kansanpuolueen jäseniä.Sen takana epäillään olleen pääasiassa liikemies Francisco Correa, jonka kanssa poliitikot ovat lahjuksia vastaan tehneet urakkasopimuksia.Politicon mukaan korruptio on osasyy Espanjan asuntokuplaan.
Seventy-eight percent of marketers who used influencer marketing in 2016 noted that calculating return on investment (ROI) would be a top challenge for 2017.While many companies continue to pour money into SEO and social media, others have come to find that influencer marketing provides the greatest opportunity to move the needle.There’s only one problem: some brands, many of which are among the biggest in the world, continue to fail at influencer marketing.I’ve been able to avoid this by implementing a targeted strategy with my eyes fixated primarily on ROI.Big brands often fall into believing that “bigger is always better.” This isn’t true with influencer marketing.It’s often the niche influencers that have the biggest impact on reach, engagement and the bottom line.
On Ilicco Elia’s first day as Deloitte Digital’s new head of mobile in May at Deloitte’s New Street Square office in London, a sea of corporate suits greeted him.Agencies have long defended the encroachment of management consultancies like Deloitte on their turf by reasserting that such corporate beasts can’t buy culture.But for Elia, Deloitte’s $1.5 billion digital agency can combine the best of both worlds: buttoned-up corporate and casual creative.After earning his degree in civil engineering from the University of Manchester in 1990, he headed straight to news giant Thomson Reuters, where he stayed for 22 years, most recently serving as global head of mobile of Reuters Media.In 2010, his team at Reuters streamed interviews via Nokia N95 mobile handsets with the leaders of the coalition government, former Prime Minister David Cameron and former Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg, as well as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.“I remember David Cameron saying how amazing it was that all the interesting questions were coming from Twitter, not from the journalists in the room,” he said.
The Vim text editor is beloved by programmers.It’s ludicrously powerful, and lets you accomplish tasks with greater efficiency than you otherwise would.So complicated that one of the most popular questions on developer Q site Stack Overflow is “How do I exit Vim?“Most people’s introduction to Vim is a bit of a baptism of fire.You inevitably spend a lot of time looking at reference guides trying figuring out how to do the most basic of things.But there’s a far more graceful alternative in the form of Editor Keys’ Vim Keyboard Cover — a silicon membrane that goes over your MacBook Pro keyboard, and tells you what each key does within Vim’s various modes.
I'm a fickle person by nature, so you can rest assured that when I say, "This is my new favorite drone," I'll have a new new-favorite not long from now.It doesn't have advanced features like follow-me and orbit mode, but it does offer all the important basic features -- and the price is just ridiculous.Here it is: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Tomtop has the Visuo XS809W foldable drone for $37.99 shipped.That's after applying discount code RM7953LCX at checkout.Much as I tried to get this same price via Tomtop's U.S. warehouse, currently all the inventory lies in China -- meaning delivery will take 7-20 business days, or up to four weeks.Other buttons -- photo, video, return-to-home, etc.
Airbnb Inc.’s grip on the market for short-term home rentals is giving big travel portals like Expedia Inc. and Priceline Group Inc. a fast-growing challenge.Expedia and Priceline have dominated hotel bookings for two decades.But with the vacation-rental industry rapidly expanding as a popular alternative to hotel stays, the online travel giants are betting big on the sector by boosting their inventory of home-rental options that...
Be with the trees: Science says forest bathing is good for you.The Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky sure appears to be angling not to have to pay taxes.Humans aren’t the only ones who give gifts to potential sex partners — so do snails, flies and other animals.And can you solve the riddle of the counterfeit coin?Photo: Trees in Saratoga, California, in 2014.(Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group)
This file manager, browser, and user interface layer is the tool that people use to launch applications, work with and manage files and folders, and control pretty much everything their computer does.Instead of controlling a computer by typing lines of text commands, it used the WIMP interface: windows, icons, menus, and pointer.Unlike tags, where you set keywords for your files—that you may or may not recall later—folders let you sort items in the way that best fits your style of organizing items.While the desktop metaphor is practical and useful, maybe it’s time to move on.It’s got apps and windows, but no files—though files appear in some apps, in lists—and the pointer is your fingers.I would be surprised if Apple doesn’t have teams working on new interfaces, and I would love to see how they imagine this, even if it’s only as a proof of concept.
HOMTOM has combined the idea of a rugged phone with the idea of capturing the excitement while in the mountains, the result is the all new HOMTOM HT20 Pro.The issue with most rugged smartphones is the fact that while they can survive a drop and live in water, most of them don’t really have the type of hardware that most users are happy to live with from day to day.Rugged phones can be quite basic in comparison to phones of a similar price, and often the performance of various pieces of the phone are lacklustre at the very best.HOMTOM saw this an opportunity and decided that they could build a rugged smartphone that isn’t just tough, but also good looking and features packed.The big upgrade on the HOMTOM HT20 Pro compared to most other rugged phones is the upgrade in the camera department.While out on the trail, in a canoe or climbing a cliff you are going to want to snap a few beauty or action shots, so with this in mind, the HT20 Pro has a 16 megapixel main camera which promises crystal clear performance even during the night.
MongoDB is a favorite database for developers.As a NoSQL database option, it provides developers with a database environment that has flexible schema design, automated failover, and a developer-familiar input language, namely JSON.Wide column stores are a kind of key-value store that uses columns and rows (much like a relational database), only the names of the columns and rows in a table can vary.Graph databases use graph structures to store networks of data.If you want to ensure a performant and available database, you should be tracking and monitoring analytics in order to:Determine the current state of the database
Customers waiting for packages abroad are experiencing significant delays as FedEx Corp. continues to reel from the effects of a June 27 cyberattack.The delivery giant said Monday in a securities filing that the global cyberattack known as Petya significantly affected the operations of its TNT Express business, which has delivery operations in the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America.
We (still) are often asked what content marketing is, how brands truly find success, and how to get started.We field a lot of questions about how to generate leads with content marketing, but our answer isn’t focused on leads — it’s about the real value in building a subscriber.Now, we’ve pulled together the answers in an e-book, 10 Most Common Content Marketing Questions: Real-World Insights for Enterprise Marketers.How long will it take to see positive results from the program?Even if you already know the answers, you can use the e-book as your go-to resource for co-workers, managers, and industry peers who may be asking questions.Now for a glimpse at four of the 10 questions.
The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government—propped up by Northern Ireland's DUP—has laid before MPs its first commencement order for the recently passed Digital Economy Act, in which it confirmed that an age checker system for access to porn sites will be brought in next spring."We have taken steps to implement the new age verification requirement for online pornography as part of our continuing work to make the Internet safer," said digital minister Matt Hancock."The new scheme is complex and will not be fully in place until April 2018, but today we are bringing into force powers to designate the regulator and powers to allow guidance to be issued."When quizzed by Ars, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) declined to reveal more technical details about the system, opting instead to give us some notes it had already spoon fed to the Mail On Sunday.Under the yet-to-be-implemented measures, free and fee-based porn operators—many of which are based abroad—will be required to insert age checkers on their sites in the UK, forcing users to dish up their credit card details to prove that they are 18 or over before being granted access to smut.Sites that refuse to cooperate face the wrath of earmarked regulator the British Board of Film Classifications (BBFC).
Ruby Corp - née Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison the relationship-cheats' dating website struck by hackers in 2015, has agreed a compensation settlement to resolve a class action lawsuit by 37 million U.S. users whose personal details were leaked (Jezebel).Each user is reportedly eligible for up to $3,500 in compensation, depending on how much documentary proof they can provide of losses experienced as a result of the leak.The leak also revealed that the company created fake profiles of women to lure in customers to its rather pricey dating service, although it claims to have ceased doing this.Despite this, and the data security breach, the site continues to operate and has reportedly even increased its membership base since the hack.We were concerned that these requests went beyond the scope of what was relevant to this specific audit, and posed unnecessary risks to employees’ privacy."Jason Scott of Archive Team told Motherboard: "Archive Team generally tries to assess what exactly a site contains.
Building upon the success of the original Raspberry Shake (which was a resounding success on Kickstarter about a year ago), the Raspberry Shake 4D makes use of four precision sensors to monitor seismic activity, allowing users to observe all vibrations happening in their area, big or small.Back in 2014, a little-known company called Airdog launched something that would transform the drone landscape forever: a quadcopter that automatically followed (and filmed) its subject, thereby eliminating the need for manual piloting.They kept tweaking, iterating, and pushing their auto-follow technology forward.That motion-activated night light that illuminates your toilet bowl when you wake up and stumble into the bathroom in the middle of the night?Sure, it’s not quite as innovative as the original, but its certainly a lot more interesting than your average night light.Electric longboards are an undeniably convenient way to get around the city.