Robert Pedigo

Robert Pedigo

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Mother Earth is one seriously gracious host.Humanity has done little else to the planet that produced us than completely destroy it at every turn.We dump toxic oil into oceans, irreversibly alter the climate, drive species into extinction, and pile heaps of trash everywhere we can find space for it.Nature owes us nothing, but it still finds a way to help us save our own hides on a regular basis.How about a caterpillar that eats and breaks down the one thing humans have created that pollutes for centuries before decomposing on its own: plastic.Plastic is everywhere, and as far as the Earth is concerned it absolutely sucks.
Sweden
It was in the last week that we reported that the Bose have been sued for the interception of its users via an app.Now the company provides answers on the speech and stated that the case is not at all so.Read more: Bose accused to intercept consumers via their headphones.among other things, Ausdroid tells Bose that they are concerned about consumer privacy and they don't leave your data to third parties:”Nothing is more important to us than your trust.We work hard to earn and maintain it, and have done so for over 50 years.
Sweden
Tjänsten finns fortfarande inte ute på marknaden, men den syftar till att sänka barriärerna för den breda massan att börja använda IoT i verksamheten.Det var nyhetssajten ZDNet som först skrev om Microsofts planer på att äntra den breda IoT-marknaden med tjänsten IoT Central.Anders Wendt, affärsområdeschef för moln och företag på Microsoft Sverige, säger till Computer Sweden att IoT Central är en tjänst som innefattar allt från att koppla upp enheter till att analysera och visualisera data.– Hittills har det varit mest ”early adopters” som gjort det här, det behövs så många kompetenser och tekniker, och det är för komplext för den stora massan.– Det är det vi vill komma med: en färdigpaketerad tjänst för den stora massan.Det är väl inte de största företagen, de har ofta kommit ganska långt, men företagen därunder.
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On Saturday, April 22, scientists and science advocates around the globe come together in a March for Science.Although the march’s official statement says it champions “robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity,” organizers and participants have disagreed on just how political (and partisan) scientists ought to be.Can scientists afford to lose their veneer of unbiased rationality by engaging in a political movement?Or, when leaders increasingly ignore scientific consensus and threaten the advance of research, can they afford not to?Today, WIRED Science writers across the United States are following those conversations from Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco.We’ll be liveblogging throughout the day.
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Hirotec is a tier-one Japanese automobile parts manufacturer, supplying components directly to makers such as GM, Ford and BMW.“This idea that we can finally harness the data coming in from all of these different sources, whether they are machines, humans, parts – but I think the real challenge is the next step – how do I execute?“So, we recognized the need to create short sprint activities which were projects which would help us solve one of our internal challenges and also be scalable so we could implement them again but on a larger scale.”One of the early projects initially involved connecting and monitoring computer-controlled cutting devices at Hirotec’s North American tool building facility.The abundance of legacy technology in the manufacturing world was an initial problem – unlike in computing, manufacturing machines are expected to remain productive until they die of exhaustion, rather than being replaced with new models every two or three years when they start to get a little creaky.“We had these machines on the shop floor and there was one from 1970, with no connective technology, and one from 1990 which had this really cool new tech that could send a message to your beeper.”
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Unlike the majority of agency execs, who come from agency and business backgrounds, the 360i global CEO actually got her start as a reporter at The New York Times.I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and I spent my childhood about a mile from where I live now.The woman who cut my hair when I was 12 still cuts my hair now.My parents, grandparents and siblings all live within a mile of me.I never resisted it; it was a way of life for me, and I never had a rebellious phase or anything.I got thoroughly immersed in it, and I was on the edit staff of the school paper.
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Every few months now, a good obit goes viral.Val Patterson of Salt Lake City used his own 2012 obit as a confessional: "As it turns out, I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June, 1971."Chris Connors' 2016 obit reveals the Maine man's "regrets were few, but include eating a rotisserie hot dog from an unmemorable convenience store in the summer of 1986."When Pat Stocks of Toronto died in 2015, her son Sandy used her obit to list the old TVs and knick-knacks his mom left behind, noting that if anyone wanted them, "You should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch.We've come a long way from the days when obituaries were simple lists of survivors, college degrees and charities to which memorial donations could be sent.Today, whether an obituary is straightforward or silly, it has a reach far beyond just the subscribers of the deceased's hometown newspaper.
China
Tencent Holdings has disabled its popular tipping function for WeChat content providers on the iPhone after it was deemed in violation of the in-app purchase (IAP) rules set out by Apple.WeChat was allowing readers to tip some certified content providers who publish articles and circulate them via the app.However, the function was considered non-compliant with Apple’s in-app purchase rules laid down in June last year, which prohibit apps from including buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms other than IAP.The Chinese technology company was trying to retain the function on WeChat’s iPhone version by providing QR code payments as an alternative, according to a statement published on Wednesday.But in an updated announcement just a few hours later, Tencent said the function was completely shut down for iPhone users.On its official WeChat account, Tencent said it regrettably had to abolish the feature for iPhone users after lengthy negotiations with Apple failed to reach a compromise.
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Lenovo has announced the new Flex 11, a 2-in-1 Chromebook with a 360-degree hinge that allows the display to fold all the way back or at any angle in-between.This particular model, as its name suggests, sports an 11.6-inch display, as well as a durable design thanks to its drop-resistant construction.According to Lenovo, this Chromebook can handle accidental drink spills, drops from heights up to 2.4ft, and more.Despite its budget-friendly price, the Lenovo Flex 11 brings a lot to the table, at least as far as Chromebooks are concerned.Joining the durable design is multi-touch support and a 2.10Ghz quad-core ARM processor under the hood.Following in line with other recently-launched notebooks, the Flex 11 also utilizes USB-C.
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För snart två år sedan förvärvade Microsoft att göra-appen Wunderlist.Teamet bakom Wunderlist har nu släppt To-Do, vilken beskrivs som en intelligent app för uppgiftshantering.Målet är att tillhandahålla en smartare, mer personlig och intuitiv app för organisering av vardagen.To-Do erbjuder Office 365-integrering och har släppts i förhandsversion för Android, IOS, webben och Windows 10.Användare kan naturligtvis skapa listor av olika slag och för valfria ändamål.Det går att lägga till deadlines, påminnelser och anteckningar och anpassa listor genom teman.
Finland
the Oulu area taxi cars do not use Pekka Möttö led by Tuup-the company developed a Ride-brokerage services.our Government will end up when making that determination, the fact that the offer was not financially kind to which we should go," said the Oulu area taxi ceo Vesa Tuunainen.according to him, the decision means that the systems on behalf of the Oulu area taxi operations continue unabated."We have our own ride brokerage system, which works well.the car you receive orders through the normal way.the taxi number of the permit system is being transport cycle reform dismantled the next year.
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Inspired by Wired articles by Oren Etzioni and Joe Lonsdale titled “Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie.It’s Just Math” and “AI and Robots Will Take Our Jobs — But Better Ones Will Emerge for Us,” I wanted to share six quick — and down-to-earth — thoughts about artificial intelligence.In conclusion, the printing press, sewing machines, combustion engines, ATMs, and “gig economy” (ugh) all caused massive disruption that was eventually very good in the end.Machine learning will have a much bigger, broader impact, and it will take less time.It is inevitable, and it is already happening (though it’s still early days).I give thanks to folks like Etzioni and Lonsdale who are encouraging healthy debates based on the real ground truth, brick by brick.
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A Microsoft intern named Wes Cherry invented a game that would forever alter office productivity everywhere: Windows Solitaire.In a post and video on Great Big Story, Cherry opens up about how he created the game out of boredom saying that "there weren't many games right at the time so we had to make them."Microsoft got behind the game immediately as a way of teaching people how to use the mouse -- remember this was in the late-80's.Bill Gates' reaction to playing the game?He thought it was too hard to win.Watch the full interview with Cherry above.
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Not too long ago, power players, show business experts, and PR teams mocked at the idea of an artist launching a mobile app.Apps weren’t the thing, at least not for ‘artists.’ But things have changed a lot since the Kim Kardashian app was launched.The 2016, data states that the app was downloaded 42 million times with users logging around 3.3 billion sessions in total since launch.That's a huge number for any app!In this article, the team at LinkTexting has tried to analyze the marketing strategy used by artists to maintain their app's growth.There are a few interesting lessons and examples in store for you!
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Likely in an effort to spur sales, GoPro just announced a trade-in program that nets participants $50 or $100 towards a GoPro Hero5 Session or Hero5 Black, respectively, for any older GoPro camera.Josh Constine got it right last year in his article called The GoProblem.“Action cameras are like tablets.But very few need to constantly update to the latest model,” he wrote about GoPro’s slowing sales.At the time GoPro’s stock was seemingly in a slump after popping post IPO.Now 14 months later, GoPro’s stock has yet to recover and is hovering around an all-time low.
UK
In an industry that’s still trying to decide where the fault lies for this statistic - and the absence of a single, discernible solution, we asked female entrepreneurs from the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 to offer their advice on how to navigate bias in modern business.Social psychologist, Corinne Moss-Racusin, offered an even bleaker assessment when her research experiment demonstrated that female job applicants were considered less competent and less hireable than male applicants.“As a woman, people can make assumptions about you, so you have to be alert to such assumptions and tackle them head on.If you’re clear about what you want, then be open about it.” Kate Markham, Managing Director of Hiscox Direct.Or that if a woman has a baby she’ll want to work fewer hours, she’ll be reluctant to take on more responsibility or won’t want to travel.And while it’s the collective responsibility of businesses to tackle these damaging assumptions, Kate advises women to be transparent about what they want “to stop people from making any career-limiting assumptions.”
UK
Payday loan specialist Wonga appears to be the latest high-profile victim of a hack, with the lender saying that details of 245,000 UK customers have been hacked out of its servers.It's quite a bad one too, technically speaking, as in the data haul is believed to be the last four digits of its users' bank account cards, along with account numbers, sort codes and addresses.It's a data-theft bonanza, hence the calling in of the police.Wonga says the data was accessed last Friday, so it does at least earn some cyber-security brownie points by going public with it ASAP instead of keeping it quiet in the hope it all goes away.Wonga said something like blah-de-blah we're sorry, and now faces the nightmare task of contacting all of its customers to apologise and tell them what needs to be changed.
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En helt ny, fullt automatiserad och digital produktionsprocess.Verkstadsjättens fabrik i Göteborg monterar rullager med upp till 60 centimeters diameter åt gruvbranschen och andra tunga industrier.Nu har man sjösatt ett nytt automatiserat system för slutmonteringen.Med digital teknik kopplas hela värdekedjan samman i produktionsprocessen, från inflödet av komponenter till leverans av produkt till slutanvändare.Dessutom kombineras mobil infrastruktur med tillverkningsprocessen, i syfte att ytterligare öka effektiviteten.Vi lyfter kvaliteten på lagren och tar bort arbetsmoment som slitit ut folk, säger Sten Karlsson, SKF:s projektledare för den nya produktionsenheten.
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But after a major shift in the tax landscape, companies are beginning to think differently about the way they manage their business.High growth companies, in particular, are one of the most affected by these new compliance changes happening at both the federal and state level.Malcolm Ellerbe, Tax Partner at Armanino LLP, who works with many investor-backed organizations, frequently sees executives at fast-growing companies caught off-guard by tax liabilities that weren’t on their radar.He calls these “inflection point companies,” as they have high year-over-year revenue growth and are now confronting big issues that could have been avoided early on.Many of these issues arise when a company is entertaining an offer to acquire a company, or getting ready for an IPO.Ellerbe explains, “Discovering large, prior-period liabilities during due diligence, or by your financial statement auditors during an exit, compounds an already complicated process.No executive wants to get caught flat-footed by the auditors or by the Board of Directors with something that can easily be mitigated early on.”So, what are these tax issues catching company leaders off guard?More states will follow suit in the coming year.
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The first tests of Elon Musk's revolutionary high-speed transport system could begin soon after Hyperloop One, one of 12 companies competing to make the idea a reality, completed its test track.The company has finished work on its 500 metre long testing tunnel, which is situated in the Nevada desert, near Las Vegas, and has a diametre of 3.3 metres.It is expected to run initial trials on the near-supersonic speed train in the first half of this year.Hyperloop One announced the news alongside 11 proposed routes for the super-fast transport, all of which are in the US.The longest proposed route is 1,152 miles from Cheyenne to Houston and the shortest 64 miles from Boston to Providence.The development follows last month's news that Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, another competing company, has started building the first passenger capsule.
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