The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has launched a $99 product that combines proprietary learning hardware with games that run on an iPad.The company has received funding from tennis legend Andre Agassi, who attended CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month, with company CEO Andy Butler.He wants to help reform early education itself.Asked what is missing from schools, Butler said, Education over the next five to 10 years is going to be revolutionized.This chronological conveyor belt, factory model of education we have, where everyone gets on at the same point in time and advances through every subject at the same rate, regardless of whether they are left brain or right brain, that s going to be eliminated.The Square Panda iPad accessory product ships in April, and you can order now on the company s web site.Targeted at kids ages two and up, it teaches children phonics and basic learning skills with a multi-sensory system, with sounds, visual aids, and physical toy-like letters.I see other companies focus on toys or play, and not being curriculum centric, said Butler.This is a personal mission of mine to impact the whole area of reading literacy among young children, whether they are dyslexic or not.
Tidningen har publicerat ett långt reportage bakom betalvägg där Tidal anklagas för att konsekvent ha blåst upp sina siffror.Kärnan i artikeln är följande:När Jay-Z i september 2015 twittrade om att Tidal hade 1 miljon användare, hade bolaget i själva verket bara 350.000 användare.Detta enligt interna rapporter från Tidal som Dagens Næringsliv har tagit del av.När Tidal senare, i mars 2016, meddelade att tjänsten hade 3 miljoner användare så hade bolaget bara 850.000 prenumeranter och 1,2 miljoner aktiverade konton, enligt samma källa.Rapporteringen från Dagens Næringsliv har plockats upp amerikanska medier som The Verge och lär bli något av helgens snackis i musikstreamingbranschen.
Lawsuit puts at risk hundreds of millions worth of contracts Oracle has with the U.S government.Oracle America is being sued by the U.S Labor Department claiming that the company has systematically paid its white, male employees more than other workers while also unlawfully favouring Asian applicants during recruiting.The U.S department filed the complaint with an administrative judge in Washington, in which it alleged that Oracle America was prohibited from engaging in racial discrimination due to the large sums of money it receives as a contractor of the federal government.Oracle is said to have hundreds of millions worth of contracts with various US federal departments.The complaint says that Oracle had been far more likely to hire Asian applicants for roles such as product development and technical roles rather than black, white, or Hispanic applicants.Further allegations point to Oracle America paying its white male employees at its Redwood Shores HQ, in California, more than female and non-white workers – even those with the same jobs titles and when experience and seniority was taken into account.
OnePlus begin rolling out the latest version of OxygenOS with improved stability.OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners were blessed with and Android 7.0 Nougat update for their phones on December 31st, with a second update not long after bringing the phone to OxygenOS 4.0.1, but there s more!Order the OnePlus X now!No Invite Needed!Today OnePlus have started to roll out OxygenOS 4.0.2 which is said to improve stability, bring bug fixes but more importantly should bring a fix for Play Store downloads, APN settings and the proximity sensor.It s worth mentioning that the OxygenOS 4.0.2 update does still contain a few bugs carried over from the earlier release.This means those of you suffering with WIFI connection issues are going to have to suffer for a little longer!As usual, the rollout is being pushed out in stages so it will take a day or two before everyone gets the update notification.
When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event -- digitally.His San Francisco-based protest platform is calling on Americans to oppose Trump s presidency by visiting the Whitehouse.gov site and overloading it with too much traffic.It s the equivalent of someone marching on Washington, D.C, he said on Monday.Soberanis s call to action is raising eyebrows and highlights the isssue of whether DDoS attacks should be made a legitimate form of protest.But that hasn t stopped hacktivists and cyber criminals from using DDoS attacks to force websites offline.In 2013, the U.S. charged 13 people affiliated with the hacktivist group Anonymous for launching DDoS attacks on government entities, trade groups and law firms.
He had been holding a BB gun picked up in-store and was chatting on the phone to the mother of his two young children.Three months later on November 22, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot in Cleveland, Ohio the stomach and torso and killed by police after reports he had been waving a gun near a recreation centre.Four weeks later, 34-year-old Rumain Brisbon was shot and killed by police in Phoenix, Arizona outside an apartment block.Their ages and stories are different, but each victim shares one thing in common - at the moment of their violent and untimely deaths, they were unarmed black men going about their everyday lives in the United States.This all took place in 2014, the same year that 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking nationwide protests and eventually instigating a series of federal civil rights investigations into law enforcement practices.And the numbers could be far higher.
Enligt säkerhetsföretaget Check Points decemberrapport minskade antalet attacker med Locky med hela 81 procent i jämförelse med oktober och november.December var även första månaden sedan juni 2016 som Locky inte låg med på topp 10-listan över mest de mest utbredda skadliga koderna.Läs också: Experterna varnar för gisslanmasken - kan bli ett av de största IT-hoten 2017En av förklaringarna skulle kunna vara att hackare helt enkelt vill vara lediga när alla andra är det.– Att den skadliga aktiviteten minskar under december har vi sett tidigare, men det betyder inte att hoten är mindre allvarliga.Många cyberbrottslingar har förmodligen semester och spenderar pengarna de har tjänat på sina attacker.
At this point, no one knows when we'll see Samsung's next flagship handset, the Galaxy S8 launch, with conflicting reports arriving by the week.And now, we've got another one.Korea's ETNews has reported that Samsung could be looking to launch the S8 on April 15.It follows several other reports that suggest April will indeed be the month we see the phone unveiled, but last week we heard via The Investor and 'industry sources' that Samsung was eyeing an MWC launch in February.The latest ETNews report also cites industry sources, but these particular insiders claim Samsung will launch "new smartphone products" on April 15.What's more, the sources claim the new handset will come with an improved selfie shooter, to appeal to younger generations.
Just started using IG for business and despite having next to no followers the engagement rates are insane.eg I posted an ad on Facebook and it is performing reasonably well as expected due to a larger following.The same ad is also being shown on instagram and currently has 400 likes yet only has a reach of 28 and 34 impressions and only 2 comments.Can anyone explain the anomaly?The stats have been similar for the 2 other FB ads that have appeared on IG.
You may be so well used to Chrome or Firefox that Microsoft s new browser Edge may not be on your radar.It probably should be though, because it was built for Windows 10 and includes a bunch of great new tricks that other browsers don t have.No matter what your experiences with the old Internet Explorer was like, Edge is still worth a look.1 It supports touchscreen gesturesIt s not all been smooth sailing since Microsoft decided to make Windows an OS that could run on computers and tablets alike, but it s starting to pay dividends now if the rash of weird and wonderful 2-in-1 devices hitting the computer market are anything to go by.If you re on a touchscreen PC or tablet device, drag your finger left or right to go to the previous or next page in your browsing history.
New data from the National Retail Federation NRF paints a rosy picture for holiday e-commerce.The organization estimates non-store sales of $122.9 billion in November and December, a 12.6 percent gain over 2015.And it s significantly higher than the NRF s predicted growth of 7-10 percent.Slice, a retail analytics firm, estimated a 20 percent year-over-year gain in online holiday sales.Another common theme running through this year s holiday shopping analysis is the value of an omnichannel approach — having both an online and physical store with multiple ways for customers to shop.NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay called out the success of those companies in today s announcement:
We all knew that the all new Nokia 6 was going to be a popular phone but just how popular?Nokia s return to the smartphone industry has really proven to be a successful move, and so far the companies first Android device is very popular.Nokia announced the Nokia 6 Android smartphone a few days ago in China and yesterday JD.com started the registration process for all customers interested to purchase the new handset.In the first 24 hours the registration proved to be so popular that 230,000 Chinese smartphone fans had registered to buy the smartphone.A day later and we re looking at 420,000 registrations so far!Those registration numbers are expected to grow further, but don t necessarily translate in to paying customers.The Nokia 6 will officially be up for sale on the 19th January and is expected to sell out rather quickly as genuine customers battle with scalpers to buy the mid-range smartphone first.
2016 växte appanvändningen med elva procent jämfört med 2015.Det visar siffror från analysföretaget Flurry.På något vis lyckades vi klämma in mer apptid i våra liv också – tiden vi använde apparna ökade med 69 procent.Men samtidigt kom en vändning.Tidigare har alla appkategorier vuxit men nu börjar de kannibalisera på varandra.Framför allt minskade användningen för det som Flurry samlar i den något oprecisa kategorin "personaliserade appar" med 46 procent medan användningen av sociala medie- och meddelandeappar skenar med 394 procent.
Ranskassa kehitetty, japanilaisen Softbankin omistama Pepper on sosiaalisissa tilanteissa toimiva robotti.Omainen voi keskustella ikääntyneen kanssa ja liikuttaa laitetta.Käytön kärkimaita on Japani, jossa esimerkiksi muistipotilaille kehitetty pehmeä hyljerobotti lanseerattiin markkinoille jo 2000-luvun alussa.Monia sovelluksia on kohdennettu iäkkäille ihmisille.Jos halutaan kehittää vahva robotti ihmisen avuksi, esimerkiksi nostamaan hänet, robotti pitää opettaa ottamaan oikealla tavalla.Pepper osaa puhua suomea, mutta tunnistaa vain sille opetettuja koodisanoja.
A paper landed in my inbox this week with a startling premise: That soon, stem cells swabbed from human beings cheeks or skin could be cultured to create germ cells sperm and eggs , and from there to create a human being.And, in fact, human and primate studies have been met with limited success.Every indication is that human beings will soon follow.In a paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, three researchers argue that now is the time to consider the serious cultural and ethical questions around this technology.Eli Adashi, a professor of medical science at Brown University and an author on the paper, said that the medical benefits of the technology are clear.An individual like that would today require a donor egg, which is not trivial because producing an egg or recovering an egg from a woman is not as simple as recovering sperm from men.
Before long, it shattered a benevolent kind of crony capitalism in which Europeans took great pride, but that was short-serving the public.Europe's was kinder, gentler and more co-operative, and on the surface it seemed to be working.The mobile phone was a modern success with a European genesis: a billion phones were being shifted each year, and mobile voice was reaching the poorest people in the world.The annual GSM Congress as MWC was then called was a festival of self-congratulation.The latent demand for mobile data services wasn't being fulfilled, and silicon moved at a stately pace.The futurists of the past expected that humanity would invent amazing technologies in every sector except computer graphics and colour displays!
In 1999, Davide Bowie sat down for a TV interview with the BBC's Jeremy Paxman.According to Bowie, that s where the potentially interesting—chaotic, nihilistic, and truly rebellious—stuff was really happening.The internet carries the flag for the subversive and possibly rebellious and chaotic and nihilistic... Bowie says before the interviewer starts to interrupt him.Oh yes it is, Bowie says back before Paxman can properly interrupt Bowie s thought process.Forget about the Microsoft element, the monopolies do not have a monopoly... maybe on programs... Bowie said as he trails off.And it s here where Bowie gets to the stage in his vision of the future that perhaps best defines the second decade of the 21st century—an era where everyone from actors, musicians, and even the President of the United States all communicate with enormous audiences instantaneously.
Now that we know Assassin s Creed isn t going to be the film to break the curse of good video games being turned into bad — or at the very least, poorly performing — movies, it s time to start looking to the next major game adaptation with some potential: Uncharted.To say that the Uncharted movie has had a rough road to the screen is a massive understatement, as the project has been in development for nearly a decade now with a long list of writers, directors, and stars attached at various points.So it s worth noting that current screenwriter Joe Carnahan The Grey, The A-Team has reached a point that few others before him have achieved.He has actually finished a screenplay for the film.Carnahan posted visual evidence of his finished screenplay on Instagram and offered up some confident claims about the story he crafted for the film.Done and Dusted, wrote Carnahan.
He points out that it is important that you ensamkonsult not only have business cards but also your own site and are on social media in your professional role.the best thing is that if you let someone who doesn't really know what you are doing take a look at how you sell your services to see if your message goes forward.– I have built my services for ten years, but the best feedback I get is when a trusted colleague tells me that they don't really understand a new service, " he says to the CIO.com.Admittedly, the competition can be tough but you will build good customer relationships, the chances are great that you continue to get quests from them.But do not assume that they automatically turn to you with more work – it may very well be required that you, yourself, are the follow-up, according to Monica Mizzi, who is the editor of the site Freelancewriting.com.get in touch with other ensamkonsulter
Businesses today need to stay on top of many social networks at the same time, and one that's not at the top of many marketers' lists is Pinterest.That place where soccer moms pin recipes and inspirational quotes to boards?But Pinterest has come a long long way since it first started in 2010, and it's high time we take a look at how businesses and brands can make the most of the visual network in the upcoming year.Pinterest has grown its user base by 50% over the past year and now has 150m active users worldwide...