Ronald Mitchell

Ronald Mitchell

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Det är semester för många – men Breakits podcast fortsätter som vanligt, dock med ett annat upplägg.Det är ett led i vår storsatsning Breakit How To, där vi varje vecka bjuder på tips, guider och inspiration till den som vill starta eller växa med sitt bolag.Den här veckan är gästen Breakits egen medgrundare Stefan Lundell och han intervjuas av parhästen Olle Aronsson.För ett år sedan skulle duon ta in kapitalrunda två och valde att skildra den processen via artikelserien Kapitaljakten.“Vi kräver att få ut information om dem vi skriver om och vill att folk ska vara öppna.Då är det bra att få smaka på vår egen medicin.
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Microsoft has been running a bounty program for a few years now, launching it just ahead of the release of Windows 8.1 back in mid-2013.At the time, the company was awarding up to $50,000 for exploits, in an attempt to help address any potential security issues before they could become a larger public concern.It’s a tact taken by a number of tech’s biggest names, like Google, Facebook and, more recently, Apple.The software giant’s expanding things a bit today, with the simply named “Windows Bounty Program.” It’ll cover a bit more ground in Windows 10, and features much loftier rewards for bug finders (thus perhaps making it a bit more compelling over selling the exploits to the highest-bidding third party.)This time out, awards go all the way up to $250,000 for anyone who’s able to discover exploits in Microsoft Hyper-V, the company’s virtualization software.Of course, that’s on the high end.
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In a set of tweets this morning, President Trump announced that he is banning transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the U.S. military.The decision, if implemented, would reverse an Obama-era policy put in place by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asserting that transgender people could not be dismissed from service or prevented from enlisting “just for being transgender.” Strung together, Trump’s surprise tweets read:After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.As has happened many times in the most unconventional seven months in the U.S. presidency, major figures in the private sector, specifically tech, are speaking out with their policy displeasure du jour.For Silicon Valley, which has made considerable if at times fraught progress when it comes to trans issues, these moments create friction around the industry’s generally socially liberal stances and an opportunity to speak out ideologically against an administration that at other times it appears content to coordinate with.
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Det är nog många som jublar runt om i datorvärlden för tillfället, detta då Adobe har meddelat att det hårt kritiserade tilläggsprogrammet Flash ska pensioneras.På företagets officiella blogg har ett öppet brev med titeln ”Flash & The Future of Interactive content” publicerats.Där får vi bland annat veta att utvecklingen och distributionen av Flash kommer att upphöra 2020, något som ger webbutvecklare tre år på sig att skapa fungerande lösningar med hjälp av mer modern teknik som html5, WebGL och WebAssembly.Flash har de senaste åren fått väldigt dåligt rykte, inte minst på grund av den stora mängden säkerhetshål som gör att programmet behöver uppdateras titt som tätt.Några av er kanske minns att Apples dåvarande vd Steve Jobs sågade Flash jäms med fotknölarna i ett öppet brev redan i april 2010.Då försvarade Adobe sin mjukvara med näbbar och klor, men nu har alltså företaget till sist erkänt att Flash inte håller måttet.
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In recent weeks, the company has gone a rocket on the aktiehandelsplatsen First North, and then plummet again – but that MyFC has presented some significant news.Between June 20 and July 13, doubled in the course – from 17,60 sek 36 sek.On the Tuesday before the stock market opened, the company had a market capitalization of sek 850 million.MyFC, admittedly, has an agreement with a chinese distributor in place – worth 150 million sek over two years.It can of course be a hope for the future, to the first order only is one in a series of major sales contracts.According to the internet bank avanza's sparekonom Claes Hemberg, there is another explanation.
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iRobot, whose Roomba line of robotic vacuums are a favorite among felines, has come up with a new revenue-generating strategy that doesn’t involve selling you another cleaning machine.Roombas, as you likely know, don’t traverse your floors on a wing and a prayer.The company’s Roomba 980, for example, utilizes iRobot’s iAdapt 2.0 navigation system which allows the machine to map your floors while avoiding obstacles.Mapped data is then used during future runs to help the vacuum more efficiently clean your floors.It’s this mapped data that iRobot is now looking to monetize.In a recent interview with Reuters, iRobot CEO Colin Angle said there’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared.
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According to the Elon Musk, The Boring the Company received a ”verbal approval” for a project that may involve a Hyperloop tunnel between New York and Washington DC.Entrepreneur Elon Musk has founded Tesla and the aerospace company Space X, had tired of sitting stuck in traffic.the Solution, according to Musk, was to construct a new kind of machine for tunnelborrning to create a pendlingsförbindelse underground to Space the X-office.some time later, the Elon Musk founded a new company – The Boring the Company.the Name has a dubbeltydig meaning, when ”boring” means ”boring” and that ”drill” in English.In connection with the released Musk is also a film that demonstrates his vision of how people and cars will travel in a network of tunnels.
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The six figure salaries of top TV talent and the payslips of public sector workers are two very different issues.Yet both come down to the matter of value and worth.With a reputation tainted by apparent blindness to the abuses of its stars – most notably Jimmy Savile – Auntie already receives far more scrutiny than it ever has in its 95-year history.Yet there is still an opportunity for the BBC to play this one to its advantage.Unlike the pay packet of a faceless bureaucrat, the value of on-screen talent is immediately apparent.The public understand that the BBC operates within a competitive marketplace and nearly all surveys say that people accept that top talent costs money.
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As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to look at the messages users are sending to your chatbots.Examining the messages and taking action on them can help improve the engagement of your chatbot.However, chatbots are developed and used by people all over the world.Users can come from anywhere and say anything, including in their native language.So we took a closer look at messages based on language.If you’re building a bot, adding support for these common messages can help increase engagement.
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Orsaken: Ett fel i signalsystemet gör att skurkar kan stjäla textmeddelanden.Tvåfaktorsautentisering lyfts ofta fram som en snabb och lättanvänd lösning för att göra våra internetkontot säkrare.Det amerikanska sökföretaget har bland annat använt sms som metod för att skicka ut koderna till användarna.Tekniken för att skicka ut dessa sms bygger på en uppsättning protokoll för kommunikation mellan telefonnätverk som kallas Signalsystem 7, SS7.Men sedan en tid tillbaka har säkerhetsexperter varnat för brister i SS7-protokollet.Svagheterna i systemet gör det möjligt för skurkar att snappa upp sms med engångskoder som egentligen ska skickas till privatpersoners telefoner.
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Jane Austen is about to be the star of the forthcoming polymer English £10 note (to be revealed in its final form today), but she's also got another bit of money coming to her.She's the star of a new special edition £2 coin as well, and this one's going to beat the tenner to your pockets by quite a margin.The Jane Austen £2 is launched today, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the author's death.It'll be circulated only in Hampshire, where she was born, so it's going to be quite the rarity the further away you live from the literary hotbed.The coin's designer Dominique Evans said: "From the first brief, through to the final design, it was a delight to research Jane Austen’s life in detail.I imagined her framed silhouette as if it were in one of the houses featured in Jane Austen’s books, on the wall of a corridor as guests passed by to attend a dance, perhaps in Pride and Prejudice, or on the wall in the home of Emma."
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The HAL 9000 computer, dreamed up by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke and brought to life by movie director Stanley Kubrick in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” is a good example of a system that fails because of unintended consequences.The designers may have known well how each element worked individually, but didn’t know enough about how they all worked together.In each disaster – sinking a ship, blowing up two shuttles and spreading radioactive contamination across Europe and Asia – a set of relatively small failures combined together to create a catastrophe.I can see how we could fall into the same trap in AI research.We look at the latest research from cognitive science, translate that into an algorithm and add it to an existing system.These are not world-changing consequences; indeed, the worst that might happen to a regular person as a result is losing some money betting on their success.
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Get ready, emoji lovers: new emoji are coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year.Apple has taken time today to preview some of the new ones we can look forward to.Though only a handful of emoji are being previewed here, there seems to be a lot of diversity among them.These new emoji seem to separated into four distinct groups: people, faces, food and a miscellaneous bunch that offers both mythical creatures and real-world animals.The new people emoji we’ll be receiving include the creatively named “Bearded Person,” “Woman with Headscarf,” and “Breastfeeding.” I’m guessing that someone, somewhere will stir up controversy over emoji that reflect breastfeeding in public and headscarves in a positive light, because that’s somehow the world we live in now.In any case, the incoming face emoji seem to be quite descriptive.
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Microsoft adds its server operating system to the Windows Insider program as it prepares to release major updates twice a yearMicrosoft is giving Windows Server the Insider treatment.Last month, the software maker announced that Windows Server was moving to a semi-annual update schedule, similar to Windows 10 and Office.To test upcoming updates and gather feedback, Microsoft makes early builds of its desktop operating system and productivity software to members of the Windows Insider and Office Insider programs, respectively.Now, Windows Insider or Windows Insider for Business users can be among the first to see what the next major update to Windows Server has in store, including a trimmer Nano Server installation option.“To optimize for containers, several features were removed that were in the Nano Server base image in Windows Server 2016, these include WMI [Windows Management Instrumentation], PowerShell, .NET Core, and the Servicing stack, which has significantly reduced the image size,” blogged Dona Sarkar, a software engineer at the Microsoft Windows and Devices Group and head of Windows Insider.Another streamlined installation option, Windows Server Core, had its size reduced by 20 percent in the latest build.
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Ifall uppgiften stämmer är det möjligt att HTC visste om att Google skulle satsa på tryckkänsliga ramar och att tillverkaren därför hakade på tidigt.Om Android faktiskt får inbyggt stöd för att utföra kommandon genom att trycka på telefoners kanter är det möjligt att det blir vanligt i framtiden.En ny rapport från XDA menar nu att Pixel XL 2 har en ständigt aktiv skärm, som kan visa information även i standbyläget.Både LG och Samsung har erbjudit funktionaliteten tidigare.XDA skriver vidare att den tryckkänsliga ramen exempelvis kan användas till att starta Google Assistant och till att tysta inkommande samtal.Förhoppningsvis blir ramen helt anpassningsbar, till skillnad mot Samsungs Bixby-knapp.
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In today’s world of global commerce, large corporations are within reach to almost any company.Though Fortune 500 sized companies may often seem hard to close deals with, the keys to getting in the door focus around a strong outreach strategy.For marketing agencies and software startups alike, landing a big client can make a recording breaking quarter.While they often seem out of reach, creating unique approaches is what will set your company apart.For Ittiz, a boutique digital marketing agency, landing bigger clients often means thinking outside the box.In their recent red envelope campaign, Sean Davis, CEO of ITTIZ, and Mike Michelini, CEO of Global from Asia, crafted the implementation of sending Chinese traditional red envelopes containing real US banknotes with removable stickers featuring the faces of Chinese emperors to 500 of the biggest companies in China including Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, Haier, Oppo and more.
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Huippunopeaa putkijunaa kehittävä Hyperloop One -yhtiö on jälleen yhden askeleen lähempänä tavoitettaan, kertoo Wired-sivusto.Sivuston mukaan yhtiö on kertonut suorittaneensa onnistuneesti kokonaisen testimatkan Hyperloop-junalla putkessa Yhdysvaltain Nevadassa.Junan kerrotaan saavuttaneen yli 112 kilometrin tuntinopeuden noin viidessä sekunnissa.Testiajo on poikkeuksellinen siksi, että kaikkien järjestelmien osasten kerrotaan toimineen odotetusti: työntövoiman, jarrujen, levitaation sekä tyhjiöjärjestelmien, jotka mahdollistivat onnistuneen testiajon.Kyseessä on ensimmäinen osa ohjelmaa, joka johdattelee meidät varsinaiseen tuotantoon", sanoi Hyperloopin johtava insinööri Josh Giegel Wired-sivuston mukaan.Hyperloop-kapseli kulkee magneettikentällä alipaineistetussa putkessa, jolloin ilmanvastus on minimaalinen.
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Africade is the first art exhibition dedicated solely to African video games, and it’ll run in The African Studies Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel from July 29 to December 1.Africade is shining a light on these markets, showcasing seven games from African developers, ranging from board games to virtual reality.Myres also has experience curating before; he co-curates A MAZE / Johannesburg, the South African branch of the International Games and Playful Media Festival.A MAZE is held annually in South Africa and Germany, and features developers from around the world.“As a co-curator, the exhibition falls into a broader passion for African games and creators,” said Myres in an email.There’s so much happening in Africa that doesn’t get much coverage.”
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It's not quite as good as the return of Dexter, but Michael C. Hall starring in a new thriller series for Netflix is welcome news.Michael C. Hall will be returning to the small screen with a lead role in Safe, a thriller by author Harlan Coben that has been picked up by Netflix, reports Variety.Safe centers on Tom (Hall), a British pediatric surgeon who is left to raise two teenager daughters on his own following the death of his wife.All seems safe — as the title implies — in their gated community until the eldest daughter sneaks out to attend a party, and there’s a murder and disappearance that brings secrets to the surface.Hall is best known for his roles as the title character in Showtime’s popular series Dexter, on which he played a vigilante serial killer, and HBO’s Six Feet Under.Since Dexter went off the air in 2013, Hall has been relatively absent from acting, having taken on a series of small roles, as well as voice work in the series Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
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“Peppy pals is a game - and training company that creates games, movies, and books.the Goal is to teach children and adults about the social and emotional intelligence, EQ”.“Empathetic, transparent, stubborn, optimistic, and unpretentious”.“enough, as well as for the team and the company, as the family.When you are 25 years old and single, you can perhaps work around the clock, but I have children and must set a limit between job and private life, even if it is very difficult".What is the most important lesson you wished you'd known before you started the Peppy pals?
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