Robert Carter

Robert Carter

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And while there is nothing wrong with having these types of people help you get your company off the ground, putting together a winning combination should not be taken lightly.After all, who you employ early on has a considerable influence on your startup’s prospects.Tristan is also a Mentor for the Istanbul Founder Institute.Some of this perfect team concept comes from the Balanced Team paradigm and perhaps Ideo, who even gives a nice venn diagram showing the origin of it on their about page.Remember, there are four parts to any MVP: Customer, Value Proposition, Channel, and Relationship (If this sounds weird, read my post of the Four Parts of a Minimum Viable Product)The MVP is not just about building the product.
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One of T-Mobile’s websites left a tool exposed that let anyone look up personal account data on the carrier’s customers, it has been revealed.Users only required the customer’s phone number to retrieve the information, leaving many people vulnerable to data theft.The issue has since been fixed, but it’s unclear how many customers may have been impacted by it.The issue was discovered in April by security researcher Ryan Stevenson, according to ZDNet, which states that T-Mobile removed access to the tool a day after being notified.Stevenson was awarded $1,000 under the carrier’s bug bounty program.A subdomain called promotool.t-mobile.com was the source of the data exposure.
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The bugs could be exploited to display false messages to a driver while the car is in motion, says Tencent’s Keen Security LabA Chinese security lab has found 14 distinct flaws in BMW’s car computer systems, following a more than year-long investigation.The bugs and attack methods found by Tencent’s Keen Security Lab could be used, in theory, to take at least partial control of a vehicle while in use.Nine of the scenarios Keen presented required an attacker to have physical access to a vehicle, but a further five would allow an attack over the vehicle’s mobile internet connection.Keen carried out the tests with BMW’s backing, under laboratory conditions, from January 2017 to February 2018.The problems involve the company’s i Series, X1 sDrive, 5 Series and 7 Series cars.
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On weekends and vacations, though, he applies his systematic rigor to a very different pastime: taking pictures of buildings."And that expands into photography."Although the Serbian-born Olic has always had a passion for taking photographs, it wasn't until 2013 that he had the epiphany that would lead him to what has become his signature style.While crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York he was mesmerized by the view of Frank Gehry's silver, 76-story apartment building in lower Manhattan."I was just staring at it, going 'What do I do with that kind of building?,'" Olic recalls."It's made to be beautiful and weird and just screams out for attention, but how do I photograph it?”
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The stories format has been one of the most sticky features of social apps like Snapchat and Instagram, letting users stitch together video, photo and text overlays to convey moods and experiences to friends and followers; even Google has incorporated stories into its services.Now Airbnb is becoming the latest adopter of the format: the travel and accommodations startup has quietly launched a new feature called Travel Stories, a way for guests to create video sequences of their Airbnb experiences to post on the site.The company has sent out invitations for a beta of the service to a pool of users (pictured below, sent to us by reader Matteo Gamba, who runs an Airbnb blog).Video clips are limited to 10 seconds each and are taken from your camera roll and can be edited in the Airbnb app.One big question I have is how and if Airbnb will vet what people post as stories.If the content is NSFW, or if it’s extremely insulting about a home a person has stayed in, for example, will that still get posted?
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What if there was a page on your site that could drive more sales, registrations, and subscribers, but right now you're ignoring it?That page is your ‘About Me’ page.When you look at Google Analytics, most likely it's one of the top 10 pages on your site (It was for me).And if your 'About Me' page isn’t built to drive ROI… then it isn’t driving you any ROI.Andrew Wise from the Wise Startup Blog has a complete about me page guide on what SHOULD be on your page and what SHOULD NOT.Before you check out the guide, here's an actionable tip you can take right now:
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According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), consumers are far more satisfied with streaming TV over their other telecoms services.ACSI argues video streaming often avoids the downsides of alternative telecoms services, including subscription TV.David VanAmburg, Managing Director at the ACSI, said:“Streaming services don't have the hidden fees and six-month rates that subscription TV does, not to mention they're cheaper and simpler.The services delivering above the average satisfaction are:Netflix, PS Vue, and Twitch — 78
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Already out-of-pocket by way of customer compensation, Optus has been hit with an AU$1.5 million fine from the Federal Court over its National Broadband Network transition processes.In an action launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the court found two misrepresentations Optus made to customers.The carrier tried to rush customer transitions, by warning 14,000 HFC users they'd be disconnected if they didn't move to the NBN in as as little as 30 days; and it misled customers into thinking they needed to contract with Optus to get onto the NBN.Neither the NBN's migration process, nor Optus' customer contract, demand a short timeframe for customers to sign on when the NBN is available.As well as trying to lock customers onto its network, Optus was banking a payment from the company building the network, nbn , for each customer connected.That payment was under the $800 million arrangement which transferred Optus' HFC network to nbn – Optus gets a payoff when a customer migrates (even though nbn ended up dumping the network entirely).
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Fancy micropaying for the great Geek's Guide eBook?You were with us when we chucked our backpacks in the boot and drove up the M6 to Jodrell Bank in 2013 and five years on, you're still reading our travel series on UK locations that are covered in scientific or engineering glory.Now we'd like you to join us again, as The Reg takes Geek’s Guide to Britain on its next great adventure.The Register is pleased to announce the Geek’s Guide to Britain ebook - an ads-free edition of our popular history travelogue series for your favourite reading device.And, you can buy our ebook for just pennies on the pound – or, rather, micropayments – as The Register is making Geek’s Guide to Britain available for sale using the Stella Lumens crypto-currency, through a pilot with payment partner SatoshiPay.As a consummate Reg reader, you’ll of course be familiar with the ins and outs of crypto-currencies and the nuances of blockchain.
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The final bulletin on Tropical Cyclone Sagar was issued at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on May 19.By that time, Sagar had made landfall in Somalia.NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the storm as it was making landfall.Sagar's center was located over land, near 10.3 degrees north latitude and 43.7 degrees east longitude, about 88 miles south-southeast of Djibouti City, Djibouti.Sagar was moving to the southwest at 8 mph (7 knots/12.9 kph) and maintained maximum sustained winds near 57.5 mph (50 knots/92.6 kph).At 2:45 p.m. EDT (1945 UTC) on May 19, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite gathered infrared data on the land falling storm.
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It seems that the next smartphone trend after notches are button-less, swipe-based, pill-using navigation gestures.But while the app doesn’t require root access, you’ll need to aware of two important things before you go any further.This would usually go into an “uninstalling” section at the tail end of a guide, but, should anything go wrong, it’s important to know this tidbit about the app beforehand.Before you uninstall the app, for one reason or another, you should first disable navigation gestures in order to bring the standard navigation bar back.The most important being that it doesn’t require the device to be rooted.Both illusion, however, are easily shattered or break other components, like the on-screen keyboard.
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Combined with some savvy marketing, the strategy has created a cadre of devoted fans.M: Well, it’s a lot cheaper than a phone from Google, Apple, or Samsung.It still can’t compete with Samsung, Google, Apple, or even Huawei when it comes to cameras, it doesn’t have proper water resistance, doesn’t work on half the carriers in the US, and only comes in one size: pretty big.But glass is glass, and even though the OnePlus 6 has hardened glass like every other phone (it uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides), it’s still prone to scratches and if you drop it enough times, it will certainly shatter.The finish on the matte phone, which OnePlus calls “Midnight Black,” reminds me of the surface of the glass trackpad on a MacBook Pro, so you can imagine how little friction there is to it.The bigger screen gives me more vertical space to read email, articles, tweets, and messages, or use split-screen multitasking or whatever I want to do.
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Hours ago, we posted confirmation that the Nokia X6 will only launch in China.However, HMD Global just opened a public poll to see if people want the phone in other countries.The budget Nokia X6 will deliver a lot of bang for your buck, so let HMD know you want it in your country!Hours ago, we told you that HMD Global would launch the budget Nokia X6 smartphone in China only.However, there’s still hope: there’s a Twitter poll running right now that could convince HMD’s chief product officer to bring the device to other markets.You’ll have to be signed into your Twitter account to vote.
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617 Squadron, known and immortalised as the Dambusters way back in the black and white days, is back.And it has some pretty impressive toys in the form of a batch of F-35B Lightning stealth jets.Those EU dams are going to bloody get it.617 Squadron has been reformed and disbanded before, with the crews most recently scattered with the winding down of a Tornado unit it managed in 2014.The historic RAF division is back for action now though, with staff and support crew currently in the US learning how to to manage the F-35B Lightning planes that'll arrive in the UK to protect our skies from angry seagulls, amateur rocket PR stunts and drones.Wing Commander John Butcher of 617 Squadron sounds as excited as he is allowed to sound by his superiors, saying: "The original Dambuster Squadron did not know what their mission was going to be until the last moment.
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Dangerous cladding on 158 tower blocks will replaced in the next two years, Theresa May announced today as she promised the Government would bear the cost of the work.Speaking in Prime Ministers Questions, May said an estimated £400million would be spent on high rise buildings owned by councils and housing associations across England to render them safe.The cladding around the Grenfell tower block was deemed one of the key reasons why a fire in a fourth-floor flat spread so rapidly, killing 71 people in June last year.May told MPs more than 1,250 tower blocks had been checked by fire investigators since the blaze, and 158 buildings need their cladding replacing.She said: “Councils and housing associations must remove dangerous cladding quickly but paying for these works must not undermine their ability to do important maintenance and repair work.May added: “The Government will fully find the removal and replacement of cladding by councils and housing associations – estimated at £400million – and the Housing Secretary will set out further details later this week.”
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The new Honor 10 exhibits the same design philosophy as the P20 Pro: ugly notch on the front, stunning blue-purple iridescence on the back.Its display measures 5.84 inches diagonally, with a 19:9 aspect ratio, making this a quite compact device by modern flagship standards.Honor opts for an LCD rather than OLED, helping it cut costs, though the resolution is still a satisfyingly dense 2280 x 1080 (432ppi).I tried out the Honor 10 ahead of its announcement today, and this phone gets a bunch of the fundamentals and essentials right.I haven’t had much previous experience with fingerprint sensors of this kind, but the only real difference from the more common optical technology is that you have to press in a little bit more (which is something many people might prefer as it helps reduce accidental unlocks).Honor says that it discards one in every five of these 2.5D glass backs that are manufactured, owing to the difficulty of producing the desired effect.
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Experience the Royal Wedding like no other before; as AWS teams up with Sky News to enhance viewer experience from every angle.As spectators from around the world prepare to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot at Windsor Castle this weekend, Sky News has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS); enhancing its delivery of the event like never before with machine learning capabilities.The broadcaster has developed a new live element to its mobile app; ‘The Royal Wedding: Who’s Who’, which will identify and highlight A-List celebrity guests as they arrive and appear on screen, using machine learning to deliver details about their connection to the Royal Couple.“We’re excited by the software’s potential and ability to give audiences new ways of consuming content,” David Gibbs, Director of Digital Sports and News Products at Sky, said.“Sky continuously searches for ways to innovate and bring better coverage to its customers.This new functionality allows Royal Wedding viewers greater insight into one of the biggest live events of the year, wherever they are.”
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En platt TV har alltid platt ljud!Man kan hävda att ljudet är halva upplevelsen, och just därför rekommenderar vi å det starkaste att uppgradera med externt ljud.Även om Disney har köpt Star Wars-franchisen så vill man ju inte att Darth Vader ska låta som Musse Pigg …Lyckligtvis behöver det inte vara dyrt.Alla andra än finsmakarna kommer långt med en ”ljudlimpa” av god kvalitet.I det här testet vill vi ta reda på hur bra ljud man kan få från en soundbar för under 6 000 kronor.
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In news that will come as a surprise to precisely zero Marvel fans, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has officially been named the UK and Ireland’s biggest ever superhero film.Less than three weeks after its initial release (18 days, to be exact), ‘Infinity War’ has already pulled in an estimated total of £60m at the box office, toppling ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ - the third in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman’ trilogy - which previously held the top spot at £56.3 million.‘Infinity War’ debuted last month to rave reviews from both fans and critics, with an all-star cast boasting huge names from across the Marvel universe including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chadwick Boseman.At present, it’s also the highest-grossing superhero film globally, and even more impressively, the fifth-highest grossing across all genres, behind ‘Avatar’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Jurassic World’.However, ‘Infinity War’ is yet to topple ‘Black Panther’ over in the US, where it remains the highest-grossing superhero offering Stateside.‘Infinity War’ has already gone down in cinema history as one of the most ambitious superhero films ever, with titular Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and a host of other Marvel favourites in an attempt to stop Thanos.
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Finding a GPU at MSRP is a pretty tough task these days.Thanks to cryptocurrency miners buying up much of the available stock, the cards that remain usually see inflated prices.Buying straight from the manufacturer – NVIDIA, in the case – can help solve that problem, but the issue is that NVIDIA’s own shop has been out of stock for quite some time now.Earlier today, NVIDIA restocked its online store, meaning that you can buy one of its cards at MSRP, but you need to act quickly if that’s what you want to do.At the time of this writing, the GTX 1060 and GTX 1080 Ti have already sold out.The standard 1070, 1070 Ti, 1080, and Titan Xp are still in stock, but there’s no telling how much longer they’ll be available.
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