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p Summer weather is great for those who like the outdoors, but if you’re worried about getting a sunburn, staying inside and watching movies might be the way to go.Thankfully, HBO has a new crop of movies and TV shows coming in June.As far as original programming, June is a light month for HBO.If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast is a new documentary in which nonagenarian comedian Carl Reiner interviews various other famous people of a certain age, including Mel Brooks and Betty White, about how life can continue to be great, even in their 90s.June will also bring the season finalesof comedies Silicon Valley and Veep, as well as the series finale of The Leftovers, a spellbinding drama set in the aftermath of the Sudden Departure, which caused 2 percent of the world’s population to vanish into thin air.HBO’s June roster includes a varied, if not entirely astounding, selection of movies in June.
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p This week, there have already been reminders of how much the upholding of government ethics relies on access to open information—and of how little Donald Trump’s Administration cares about either.Some of those reminders have come in the case of Michael Flynn, the President’s first national-security adviser.The Administration had said loudly that it would not allow lobbyists to take positions relating to their “particular” lobbying-market niche.And it had, in total silence, issued an unknown number of waivers, as evidenced by lobbyists popping up, without other explanation, at various agencies.Shaub had asked various agencies to send him, by June 1st, a list of those waivers, a “data call” of the sort that he is explicitly authorized to make.He included footnotes and citations regarding his legal authority, for Mulvaney’s “edification.” Mulvaney had complained about the “uniqueness” of Shaub’s data call, but Shaub made it clear that it was Mulvaney’s action that was highly unusual.
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p London-based delivery start-up Quiqup has raised £20m to develop its technology and expand across the UK.Quiqup delivers a range of goods from high street stores including pharmacies, grocers and florists as well as food outlets.It is hoping to seize a corner of the market neglected by the likes of Deliveroo, Uber and Amazon by extending its on-demand courier service beyond fast food.The company, which has made over 550,000 deliveries to date in London through its network of 2,000 gig economy riders, says it will use the funds to expand the number of retailers it works with, improve its logistics technology, and launch in more cities across the UK.It also plans to launch internationally."Time is a precious commodity for today’s consumer and Quiqup was created to help people make more time for what they enjoy most," said the company's founder Bassel El Koussa.
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p Twitter COO Anthony Noto said today that the company has hired Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business.Most recently he was at ESC Games as CEO, but prior to that was the global head of Video Distribution and Partnerships at Bloomberg — the latter of which partnered with Twitter to offer streaming video news earlier this month.Twitter is making a hard push into live video, but it’s going to have to figure out a way to monetize that if it’s going to figure out how to attract advertisers as a unique product compared to other video services like YouTube or Facebook.With Twitter’s ad business stalling, it can’t just rely on telling advertisers it’s a real-time communications platform where they can show ads.It has to demonstrate that it offers value beyond that in ways that it can not only grow users, but keep them deeply engaged and get the right ads in front of them.The company has worked to sign more and more video deals, such as one with the NFL for live content that doesn’t include games.
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p This week we talked about the HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Android O, and all the other Google IO announcements.Who wants to win an HTC U11?10 Android stories we handpicked for youEverything new in Android O Developer Preview 2 A new preview of Android O beta is out now – here are the essential things you should know.Android Go: Everything you need to know Google is splitting up Android, with a new Go version made for entry-level devices.HTC U 11 hands-on HTC’s real 2017 flagship has arrived.
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p “This time, things will be different,” or so Google says with each major dessert-flavored Android release that it pushes to phones and tablets.But looking at Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat over the past two years proves that’s not entirely true.Adoption of Google’s newest operating system is just 7.1%, still conspicuously low with far less than half of all users around the globe tasting its much-hyped features.Even more eye-opening is that out of the two billion active Android users, an estimated 360 million people are still running Android 4.4 KitKat, which was released in 2013.Project Treble is being angled as Google’s proper fix for the nasty, notorious clog that prevents new Android operating system updates from reaching more device makers and thus, more consumers in a timely manner.More specifically, Treble takes aim at the vendor implementation, a slice of the Android architecture that talks with the hardware inside of the phone.
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p (Reuters) – About 37,000 AT workers, or less than 14 percent of the company’s total workforce, began a three-day strike on Friday after failing to reach an agreement with the No.2 U.S. wireless carrier over new contracts./p p This is the first time that AT wireless workers are on strike, which could result in closed retail stores during the weekend, according to the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union.The workers on strike are members of the CWA./p p The workers are demanding wage increases that cover rising healthcare costs, job security against outsourcing, affordable healthcare and a fair scheduling policy./p p Slightly over half of the workers on strike are part of the wireless segment and the rest wireline workers, including a small number of DirecTV technicians, AT spokesman Marty Richter told Reuters.
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But one ambitious agency group that shows no sign of slowing its European ambitions is Toronto-based digital marketing agency DAC Group, which entered the European marketplace in 2015 through the acquisition of London agency Make It Rain and Edinburgh-based agency Ambergreen, which it acquired a year later.Former Mediacom UK managing director David Jowett was appointed as president of DAC Group Europe in 2015 to spearhead DAC’s charge into Europe and his remit moving forward is to spot new opportunities in Europe to further build the DAC agency network while simultaneously spreading the agency’s ‘digital at the local level transforms businesses results’ philosophy.We will make smart, nimble decisions at the appropriate junctures on what the best way forward is for us without getting too distracted by what is happening politically.What is going to help us win in our European plan is ultimately ourselves, but if Brexit does restrict the movement of talent then I suppose we still have deep talent pools in the USA and Canada to draw on, so there are still different levers for talent to move around within our business.”Interviewing Jowett in London’s Soho House it quickly becomes apparent that DAC’s journey in recent years mirrors that of The Drum in many ways.Launched around four decades ago as a very traditional print-based business - for many years DAC bought and placed ads in Canada’s Yellow Pages – DAC was originally very focused on serving local markets and helping brands and businesses win at a local level.
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/p p They're slightly blob-shaped and alien-like.Some of them are downright scary, others have a quirky charm to their squished expressions.They certainly don't look neatly rounded and human, like Apple's iOS emoji./p p Google is finally admitting defeat, and has redesigned its default emoji to look a little more recognisable, according to Fast Company./p p "We're doing a full redesign of the emoji set," Gus Fonts, an Android product manager said."We took a look at many things, but mostly the thing that's most striking is, perhaps, that yes, the candy dots or blobs, are now substituted with a set of squishy circles — for a lot of good reasons."
Sweden
When the world's security experts were tasked to rank the worst of it-the threats ended up in the attacks against the internet of things at the other place.Connected gadgets, thus, popping up in more and more Swedish home in, for example, smart bulbs, cameras and vacuum cleaners.the Finnish F-Secure is one of the companies that have realized the seriousness of the trend, and are now launching the new, wireless router, Sense, meant to replace all of the security solutions in the smart home.Sweden is one of the first countries to gain access to the device, which goes on sale next month.in Addition to the usual features offered in a traditional router and antivirus includes behavioural blocking and antispårning.A built-in VPN services and advanced parental controls at a later stage.
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p Google har släppt en ny förhandsversion av Android O för Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL och Nexus Player.Systemet kan laddas hem som fabriksavbilder eller OTA-uppdateringar.Betaprogrammet har även blivit aktivt och de med en kompatibel enhet kan registrera sig här.Då kommer en uppdatering med Android O automatiskt till enheten inom kort.Populärt på Androidenheter.se med Prisjaktspriser
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p Ola, the Uber of India, has announced a partnership with Google to launch a Progressive Web App (PWA) designed to open Ola’s platform to millions of users who don’t yet have the latest and greatest smartphones./p p PWAs are essentially mobile websites that offer features and functions similar to those of native mobile apps.They may include features like push notifications and are “installable” for easy access via a device’s home screen.They offer many benefits over traditional native apps, including being lightweight and requiring less data to operate, which is key in emerging markets where access to affordable mobile internet and powerful smartphones is limited./p p Founded in 2010, Ola is an e-taxi giant in its native India, with more than $1.5 billion in funding from big name backers such as SoftBank and Sequoia.After losing out to Didi in China, Uber has been pushing its presence in India, with the duo gearing up to do battle over the lucrative ride-hailing market in a country with a population of more than one billion.
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p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" Almost 40,000 AT workers plan to go on strike on Friday if they don’t reach an agreement with the company for new contracts./p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" The Communications Workers of America union on Wednesday said about 17,000 workers in AT’s traditional wireline telephone and Internet business in Nevada and California who have been working without a contract for over a year would walk off the job on Friday afternoon for a three day strike if no deal is reached.On Tuesday, the union made a similar threat for 21,000 workers in AT’s wireless business spread across 36 states and Washington, D.C. /p p Workers are fed up with delays in the negotiations, Dennis Trainor, vice president of CWA District 1, said.“Now, AT is facing the possibility of closed stores for the first time ever,” Trainor said.It’s now in AT’s hands to stand with workers or at 3pm Eastern Time on Friday workers will be off the job and onto picket lines across the country.” /p p class "column small-12 medium-10 medium-offset-1 large-offset-2 text size-1x-large line-height-large _10M0Ygc4" AT said it was continuing to negotiate to reach a fair deal.“It’s baffling as to why union leadership would consider calling a strike when we’re offering terms in which their members, some of whom average from $115,000 to $148,000 in total compensation, will be better off financially,” a spokesman said.
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p While Google’s Marketing Next conference is next week, the company had some developer-specific ads news to share at its I/O 2017 developer conference.The company highlighted three improvements for developers: the Google Payment API, a redesigned AdMob, andGoogle has expanded its payment solutions with the Google Payment API, which lets merchants and developers offer their users to pay with credit and debit cards saved to their Google Account.Payment options include a credit or a debit card previously saved via Android Pay, a payment card used to transact on the Play Store, or a form of payment stored via Chrome.They can use these saved payment options in third-party apps and mobile sites, as well as in Google Assistant.For users, the API means faster checkout as they are more likely to be able to have a saved card when they see the option to pay with Google on supported apps or sites.
Finland
Every Finnish touch in the near future, two major health sector trends: the growing cost of health care and health technology.health technology companies develop, for example, easy to use artificial intelligence based consumer products, in which you can do as a preventive measure to promote your well-being and on the other hand, society's point of view to curb the further growth of healthcare costs.it Is obvious, that mobile technology, biosignaali and sensor technology as well as data analytics and artificial intelligence skills will be utilized still more extensively and in more diverse ways in health care.the Finnish high-quality and comprehensive health care system based on national health data inventory is a strong competitive advantage for health to promote innovation development.through Targeted and nationally coordinated measures, this can attract to Finland, further significant research investment.This competitive advantage was one of their strengths, which brightened when Ernst & Young to produce Finpro Team Finland Health report.
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p A London hospital has acted outside the legal guidelines after it shared 1.6 million patient records with Google's artificial intelligence company DeepMind Health, the UK's National Data Guardian (NDG) has said.The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead started sharing the data with the private company in 2015 to develop an app called Streams that could diagnose acute kidney injuries.It argued that it did not need patients' consent to share the data – as under common law, consent is "implied" when "direct care" is provided.However, the NDG has disagreed with that basis.In a letter to Stephen Powis, the Royal Free Hospital's medical director, which was leaked to Sky News, the NDG's Dame Fiona Caldicott said: "It is my view that the purpose for the transfer of 1.6m identifiable patient records to Google DeepMind was for the testing of the Streams application, and not for the provision of direct care to patients."Given that Streams was going through testing and therefore could not be relied up for patient care, any role the application might have played in supporting the provision of direct care would have been limited and secondary to the purpose of the data transfer.
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p Next to the Redmi 4 launch earlier today, Xiaomi also unveiled its first router in the Indian market, named as Mi Router 3C!/p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p The specific router comes with a four copper PCB antenna system and 2 2 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n support that allows for a combined (uplink/downlink) speed of up to 300Mbps.It has 16MB flash storage for firmware updates and 64MB DDR2 memory, which Xiaomi claims is 8x what most budget routers have.It offers 2x 10/100Mbps LAN ports and 1x 10/100Mbps WAN port on its back side, has 80m range and supports up to 64 connected devices simultaneously./p p One of its main features is the Mi Wi-Fi application that can connect to the specific router, and it’s available for iOS and Android smartphones.It allows for a really easy setup and includes several features like real-time monitoring, parental controls, guest sharing, and Wi-Fi boost.
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p While you were probably sleeping, HTC took the covers off the new HTC U11.The company’s latest flagship Android smartphone borrows the style of the U Ultra but promises to address the spec complaints many of us had about that phablet too.A gradual evolution of the aesthetic HTC first introduced with the original One M7 all the way back in 2013, it played to the fan crowd but looked dated among increasingly glass-bodied rivals.That arrived with the HTC U Ultra earlier this year, slimming the metal down to a narrow frame and then sandwiching it between Gorilla Glass front and back.HTC allows you to adjust the amount pressure required to trigger Edge Sense, though right now there’s no support for more advanced interactions using the sensors.HTC is pitching Edge Sense as offering the next-generation of push-to-talk messaging, since you can squeeze the phone to start voice recognition, then have it transcribed and sent when you release.
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p We’ve all seen the headlines by now: Late last week, a ransomware attack started sweeping the globe, crippling tens of thousands of computers the world over.Hospitals were forced to delay critical and life-saving surgeries, as they were locked out of their own computers by the “WCRY” — or WannaCrypt — ransomware, and government agencies were shut out of critical computer systems.Over the weekend, the spread of the malicious code was slowed by the accidental discovery of a killswitch within the malware itself — but it’s still out there, and could be replaced by an enhanced version at any time.On the off chance your Windows Update isn’t showing any new patches, you might have already installed it if your PC automatically updated itself, or you might be running an ancient version of Windows that no longer receives mainstream updates.If you’re still using Windows XP or Windows 8, you’re more at risk for this kind of attack than users on the latest version of Windows.We know, Windows 10 isn’t perfect, and it has a bunch of issues that — understandably — make some users nervous.
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p When Google launched Android Auto three years ago, the automobile technology solution required the use of a connected Android smartphone.Now Google is looking to incorporate its Android OS directly inside vehicles.Today, the company announced that Audi and Volvo will be among the car makers which will build Android into their future automobiles.Google previously showed off a concept of such a system with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in January during CES 2017.According to a Google blog post, the Android incorporation into the upcoming Audi and Volvo cars will allow drivers to use features like Google Maps, Google Assistant and more without the need to connect their smartphone.In addition, Android will also help control more specific car functions like the opening of windows or a sunroof, or turning on the air conditioning.
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