Ronald Griffis

Ronald Griffis

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Helsingin opetustoimessa paljastunut rikosepäily ei yllättänyt Itä-Suomen yliopiston julkisoikeuden professori Tomi Voutilaista.Helsingin Sanomien tietojen mukaan hankintalaissa olevaa kilpailuttamisen alarajaa on käytetty hyväksi Helsingin tapauksessa.Kaupungin opetusviraston tietohallintopäällikkö onnistui epäilyjen mukaan viemään koulujen tietotekniikkahankintoihin tarkoitettuja rahoja kymmenen vuoden ajan."Tällaiset mahdolliset väärinkäytöstapaukset, joissa hankinnoissa ei noudateta avoimuutta, ovat olleet jo pitkään odotettavissa.Lisäksi on huolestuttavaa, että on kaksi isoa kaupunkia, joissa kummassakin tietohallinnossa on ilmennyt näin vakavia sisäisen valvonnan ongelmia.Espoossa ovat ilmeisesti kadonneet koneet ja Helsingissä rahat", Voutilainen sanoo.
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HUMOR is A very important meeting is taking place at Apple's headquarters next week.the Unicode consortium to make a decision about redheads emoji.the Unicode Consortium, the group that controls the development of unicodestandarden, has announced that it will hold a special meeting at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino next week.At the meeting, an issue that has become very hot among consumers in recent months are discussed.the Fact is that it is so hot that it glows red.It is, of course, if the red-haired emoji, something that is missing in the standard, and thus in both IOS and Android.
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Barack Obama may not have his former vice-president Joe Biden around for much longer - but it looks like this guy will be following him for a while.Instagram star Average Rob edits himself into photos of celebrities.And his posts have taken a political turn in the run-up to Donald Trump's inauguration.If anyone can teach you how to rock a tie... it's POTUSRob's clearly not as fit as Barack and Joe eitherBarack Obama seems to have recovered from the run a lot better than Rob
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Akatsuki probe finds huge thing lurking in planet's cloudsAn enormous, mysteriously stationary structure high over the surface of Venus may be the largest gravity wave in the Solar System, according to Japanese astronomers.In 2015, cameras onboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA spacecraft Akatsuki captured images of a humungous boomerang-shaped bulge measuring more than 10,000km 6,214mi across the cloud-tops of Venus, at 65km 40mi in altitude.Scientists have been studying the strange erection, which is just weirdly hanging there in the planet's atmosphere, and published their findings in Nature Geoscience this week.We're told that huge features spotted over Venus's surface typically move slightly faster or slower than the alien world's remorseless wind.However, over several days of observation, the mystery structure hardly budges from its position as the planet s fast-moving background winds billow by.
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DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Britain is steering into a "hard Brexit" — where the UK will leave the European Union without access to the Single Market in exchange for full control over immigration.It's likely to have huge ramifications on the jobs market.This is because this would end the freedom of movement — one of the core components to being an EU member— and therefore
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Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor.The breakthrough uses state-of-the-art memory chips known as Redox-based, resistive switching random access memory ReRAM and could lead to much faster and thinner mobile devices.Today s computers must transfer data from the memory storage to the processor unit for computation, which along with slowing performance also requires more power.We are now able to increase the capacity of the translator, so it can process data more efficiently.While the new circuit saves time and energy by eliminating data transfers between disparate storage and processors, it can also boost the speed of processors found in laptops and mobile devices by at least two times or more, the researchers said.By making the memory chip perform computing tasks, space can be saved by eliminating the processor, leading to thinner, smaller and lighter electronics.
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Want to design a quadcopter that can lift heavier DSLR cameras or actually deliver packages?Just make it an octocopter, a new experiment from NASA suggests.Earlier this month, NASA used its computer model stimulation software at the Ames Research Center in California to analyze the airflow for the popular DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter.The simulation shows how the air moves around the drone, with the color red indicating high pressure and blue illustrating low pressure.While the footage may be mesmerizing to watch, it also led NASA to a few conclusions about the next generation of consumer aerial vehicles.The Phantom 3 s X-shaped body and four rotors allow the quadcopter to carry it s own 1,280g weight with a built-in camera for up to 25 minutes.
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In the final episode before President-elect Donald Trump s inauguration ceremony, Saturday Night Live packed as many shots as it could at Trump in a sketch lampooning the incoming president s recent press conference.Unsurprisingly, Trump wasn t a big fan of the sketch, and lashed out on Twitter once again.Before we get to the reaction, it s worth watching the sketch itself, which focused on healthcare, the star-studded inauguration and the bizarre reports that came out in the days before the press conference:The fact that Trump gave SNL the opportunity to bring Kenan Thompson s Steve Harvey impression into the mix without even having to come up with some contrived reason for him being there was astounding.If nothing else, Trump is making the lives of the SNL writers easier than its been in years.But rather than ignore the show altogether, or perhaps even take credit for the show s ratings bounce through 2016, Trump decided to once again bash the show on Twitter, calling it the worst of the network:
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Yhtiö tähtää tilauspohjaiseen malliin, jossa ilmassa kulkevan kulkuneuvon voisi tilata sovelluksella etukäteen.Lentokonevalmistaja Airbus aikoo valmistaa vuoden loppuun mennessä toimivan prototyypin lentävästä autosta."Sata vuotta sitten julkinen liikenne siirtyi maan alle, nyt meillä on teknologiset mahdollisuudet edetä maanpinnan yläpuolelle", yhtiön toimitusjohtaja Tom Enders sanoi Münchenissä järjestetyssä DLD-konferenssissa.Airbus muodosti viime vuonna yksikön nimeltä Urban Air Mobility, ja se selvittää kaupunkien ilmaliikenteen edistämistä joko lentokonetta tai helikopteria muistuttavilla kulkuneuvoilla.Tähtäimessä on tilauspohjainen palvelu, jossa "ilmataksi" varataan esimerkiksi kännykkäsovelluksella."Olemme kokeiluvaiheessa, otamme kehityksen hyvin vakavasti", Enders sanoi.
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The security researcher Tobias Boelter at berkeley university in California, who discovered the lack of Whatsapp, writes The Guardian.It is a doubtful implementation of encryption, thus, ironically, the functionality that should guarantee communication without transparency.Whatsapp encrypts all communication with the protocol Signal.It is so called end-to-end encryption, which means that the whole channel of communication shall be protected.the Problems do not apply to Signal in and of itself, but how it is used in Whatsapp.As standard procedure based use of the Signal that the two parties that are communicating generates and verifies unique keys, but that a third party can access the communication in the clear.
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The Game & Watch was Nintendo's first breakout video game success.But with the Game & Watch, it came up with a handheld console that introduced millions of players to now-longstanding Nintendo characters, such as Donkey Kong, Zelda and the Mario Brothers.There had been an enormous boom following the release of Space Invaders and Pac-man, but the bottom had fallen out of the market."The screen was in black and white, compared with Sega's Game Gear and Atari's Lynx.Nintendo's strict policy against violence in its games gave it more of a family-friendly image, whereas Sega had more "blood and guts", with games such as Mortal Kombat.Still, the SNES was a big success in Europe, where - together with the Mega Drive - it brought home video consoles into the mainstream, Mr Donovan adds.
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Nintendo is returning to one of its freshest new franchises.Switch will get the sequel to colorful, ink-firing shooter Splatoon.During a reveal event in Japan, the publisher showed Splatoon 2 in action.It looks like more of the same with more features, weapons, maps, and modes.Splatoon 2 will debut this summer.
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Radius Payment Solutions, one of the world s leading service providers to the fleet and logistics market, is building on its existing transactional systems to provide new services to its customers.We re moving from being a fuel card company to a technology-driven business, says Dave Roberts, CIO at the UK-based company, which operates in 13 countries across Europe and Southeast Asia.Radius then analyzes this data for insights ranging from fuel consumption to fuel card fraud, and makes that data available to customers via a web portal and smartphone apps.The £1.87 billion company has also added services such as corporate charge cards and vehicle rentals, but wanted to introduce a platform that would scale with global organizational growth ambitions.We need to focus IT on growing our business technology rather than on maintaining infrastructure, says Roberts.Our homegrown, on-premises financial and billing system can t scale with our long-term growth trajectory.
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What does the Xbox One S have that the PS4 Slim doesn t. Yes, a 4K Blu-ray player and access to UHD video content, but what else?A fetching all white design, of course!Sony is rectifying that by giving its base PS4 model a Glacier White paint job that ll be released in Europe and Japan.The first color variant for the console features a matching DualShock 4 controller, with black buttons.You ll be able to get a 500GB model in the UK on January 24, where it ll cost £259.The Japanese market gets it and a 1TB variant on February 23.
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Verizon is moving forward with a $4.8 billion £4 billion deal to acquire Yahoo, which will see Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer step down and the company rename itself to Altaba Inc.The internet firm has sold its core digital service to Verizon, including its digital advertising, email, websites, mobile apps, and other media assets.Verizon is expected to keep the Yahoo brand, though the US telecoms firm is re-examining the terms of the deal after Yahoo last year disclosed two data breaches.The first of these breaches involved 500 million customer accounts, while the second involved more than a biliion, with Verizon not yet ruling out calling off the deal via Reuters .A regulatory filing from Yahoo reveals that five Yahoo directors would also resign if and when the deal is finalised, while the remaining directors would oversee the new Altaba Inc firm.Altaba would function as a holding company with a 15% stake in Chinese company Alibaba, and a 35.5% stake in Yahoo Japan.
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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Qualcomm showcased the latest version of the company s Snapdragon Flight Drone Program, which includes a new technology that enables drones to learn about the environment around them while they're in the air, reports Recode.The technology, which uses flight control and machine learning, allows a drone to fly autonomously and adjust to unforeseen obstacles in real time.Many drones already use artificial intelligence technologies to help locate a moving object and avoid it, but Qualcomm s technology uses more advanced computing to not just detect and avoid an object, but also to create an alternate flight path for the drone.This could enable drones to conduct services in places they have not yet been, such as a dense forest, where unforeseen objects can be quite common.Here s what this technology could mean for drone services moving forward:This will likely only serve as one building block for a company seeking to integrate this into a drone service.Qualcomm is a designer, not a manufacturer; it specializes in designing microchips and developing associated programs.If a company wants to use this technology, it would also need to solicit the services of a drone manufacturer or service provider.Further, regulatory barriers could prevent this technology from being deployed commercially anytime soon.Though this technology could be helpful in expanding service use cases, it will not be integrated into a drone fleet unless those barriers are broken.But this design could serve as a glimpse into a future where companies roll out commercialized drone services.
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The case, brought forward in a Californian district court, suggests the FBI placed a slew of "cooperating human sources" CHSs at Best Buy and paid them up to $500 £410 for information about suspicious data found on customers' computers brought in for repair.The defendant in the case has claimed that from the period of 2007 to the present there is "always at least one supervisor" who is an "active informant" to the FBI.Court filings indicate that, over a four-year period, the agency had at least eight "sources" in the Geek Squad.News reports from the time reported suspicious material was found on the defendant's smartphone, with up to "800 pictures of naked or partially nude girls" uncovered.Geek Squad links with FBI exposed in ongoing child porn probeNow, as the next court case approaches, Rettenmaier's defence attorney, James Riddet, has asked the judge in the case, Cormac J Carney, to squash most of the evidence on the basis it was obtained from "illegal" searches using Best Buy employees who had an incentive to find illegal activity.
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Read about how you implement theGraphene is one of the world's strongest material.Now, researchers at the american university MIT have managed to use the carbon-based material to print objects in 3d.The good thing is that the objects ' geometric composition makes them ten times stronger than steel, but only weighs a fraction of steel.the Discovery opens the door to the graph one day they can become building materials for cars, aircraft and buildings.so Far, the researchers have found it difficult to find methods to take to be the material forces in 3d-format.
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While some patents do eventually make it into a final product in one for or another, most never see the light of day.They usually just become legal safeguards, just in case .In the case of this particular Samsung patent, however, both might be true.The Korean manufacturer has been known to throw oodles of patents regarding foldable and flexible smartphones, but its patents for specific fold-out designs have been scant, if not non-existent.The US Patent and Trademark Office just granted Samsung the patent for a design of such a fold-out smartphone which would curiously put Lenovo in a rather dangerous position.When talking about foldable smartphones and tablets, most people would think about devices that open and close like a book, with the screen folded inside, hence the term fold-in .
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do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual reality Show is not Gadget-items Gadget / Virtual realitya while ago, Microsoft announced that they are betting on virtual reality in collaboration with various companies.One of these is Lenovo, which now demonstrated a prototype of its headset.so far, it has no name, but a part of the performance as well as appearance have been presented.It is a fairly easy model on the 350 gram where the weight should rest on the forehead to reduce pressure over the eyes.the Resolution of the two respective OLED screens are 1440x1440px which is higher than both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
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