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UK
Netflix has introduced a new type of content that lets viewers get involved in the storyline by choosing what happens next.The technology is coming to Netflix’s Puss in Boots kids show, introducing them to a non-linear story in which pivotal moments are chosen by the kid (or adult!)The idea isn’t dissimilar to the “Choose Your Own Adventure Book” series that used to be popular.We first heard word about this interactive content back in March, when a leak led to confirmation from Netflix that a test of sorts was underway.Now that test has apparently snowballed into an actual product, which Netflix introduced earlier today.The company explains that during an episode’s progression, the viewer will be prompted to choose which direction the story takes.
Sweden
The Finnish Nokia was interested in getting into hälsoteknikbranschen gossiped the company already last year when they bought the French hälsobolaget Withings, now runs the however, the line out and occupy the whole of the Withings activity within their own brand.Which means that the products from now on will be adorned with the Nokia name.“Nokia's global expansion in digital health is based on Nokia's outstanding history of quality, reliability and trust.These are the building blocks all of which are essential to succeed in the healthcare industry,“ said Brad Rodrigues, interim president of Nokia Technologies, in a press release.at the same time as Nokia announced that the Withings is now becoming a part of the company took the opportunity also to launch a series of new products.Including a connected scale and a compact blood pressure monitor, products all will work in symbiosis with hälsoappen Nokia Health Mate.
UK
Microsoft recently released an all-new Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S out of the box -- an OS that only runs apps downloaded from the Windows Store.This makes the Surface Laptop an expensive competitor to Google's Chromebook, although more affordable Windows 10 S laptops from HP, Acer, and others are expected by the end of the year.As an extra incentive for early buyers, Microsoft is offering free Windows 10 Pro upgrades for Surface Laptop users until the end of the year, after which the upgrades will cost $50.Though Microsoft had said this upgrade would be a one-way street (citing security concerns), it seems that they have changed their stance.It's now possible for Surface Laptop owners to revert back to Windows 10 S from a Pro upgrade.Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.
Sweden
Breakit avslöjade på tisdagsmorgonen att det blir Daniel Sonesson som tar över posten som vd för SUP46 efter Jessica Stark.Sonesson är idag ansvarig för marknadsutvecklingen på Schibstedtägda Blocket Jobb, och berättar att han har en stor passion för entreprenörskap och tech."Det är ganska fascinerande med SUP46 att det är både entreprenörskap, techdelen och affärsutvecklingen de står inför", säger Sonesson.Han beskriver SUP46 som en fantastisk plats som på kort tid blivit ett momentum som gjort skillnad, och understryker att han själv har en genuin tro på de små- och medelstora företagens möjlighet att bana väg för tillväxt och nya jobb."Det är en avgörande del som kommer att hjälpa nya bolag att växa, det är där de nya jobben kommer att skapas", säger Sonesson om sin nya arbetsplats.Han är fortsatt ansvarig för Blocket Jobbs affärsutveckling och kliver in på SUP46 efter sommaren, men något exakt datum är ännu inte satt.
Sweden
Det finns två orsaker till att din arbetsgivare vill att du gör det enligt John Reed på it-bemmaningsföretaget Robert Half Technology – att se till att de anställda sätter av tid för att utvärdera hur de presterar och att hjälpa cheferna att få en känsla av om den anställde förstår sin egen betydelse på arbetsplatsen.– Du bör titta tillbaka på året som gått och berätta för din chef vad du har gjort och vad du vill fokusera på.Men hur går det egentligen till när man ska bedöma sin egen insats tillsammans med chefen?Det råder Ford Myers, författare till boken Get the job you want, even when no one's hiring.– På så sätt blir förväntningarna verkliga och påtagliga, säger John Reed.Att koppla dina prestationer till affären är avgörande för att självutvärderingen ska vara meningsfull, särskilt om företaget använder den även vid lönesättningen och bonusar.
US
A coffee shop in Roanoke, Virginia put a "clever" sign outside that said:"Small coffee, please" - $3"Hello, one small coffee please" - $1.75one writer admonished her readers."You’ll always be rewarded for good behavior, and now in some places, you might even save a little bit of cash."Are you one of those foolish businesses that think it's funny to criticize, make fun of, lecture or patronize your customers?
China
Yirendai, China’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform, is looking to raise its profile even higher, with an expanded product offering, the company’s chief executive Fang Yihan has told the South China Morning Post, shrugging off any worries about a regulation-induced slowdown in the industry.The company is majority owned by CreditEase, one of China’s largest fintechs, specialising in small business and consumer lending as well as wealth management for high net worth investors.Despite many in the P2P industry fearing the stricter regime ahead, Fan however is rather more“Last year was the year of regulation, and at Yirendai we are happy that this has finally happened.The benefits to peer to peer platforms of official recognition, however, come with a price, with companies having to pay for these additional compliance costs, which will have an effect on investor returns.Double digit returns for investors were commonplace last year, but will become harder to find.
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UK
The Government has been dealt a blow in its bid to force WhatsApp and other tech companies to hand over terror suspects' encrypted messages by EU proposals.The plans would also impose obligations on tech companies that do not currently apply encryption to messages to do so.The proposals would be a major setback to Theresa May’s election pledge that terrorists should have no “safe space” to conspire online, and threatens existing security legislation that requires companies to remove encryption where possible.Smartphone apps including WhatsApp and Telegram electronically seal messages using end-to-end encryption, meaning that governments and even the companies themselves cannot read them.The proposals, from MEPs on the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, have been tabled as amendments to draft EU privacy legislation."Member states shall not impose any obligations on electronic communications service providers that would result in the weakening of the security and encryption of their networks and services.”
UK
The UK has been subject to three high-profile terror attacks in 2017.Across the Westminster, Manchester, and London Bridge attacks, 35 people lost their lives.In the wake of all the incidents, UK government ministers have accused social networks of not doing enough to combat extremist material.Prime minister Theresa May has announced tech companies who don't deal with terrorism related material may be fined under a new law she is planning."In the wake of recent terror attacks, people have questioned the role of tech companies in fighting terrorism online," a blog post on Facebook by Monika Bickert, the director of global policy management and Brian Fishman, counterterrorism policy manager, starts."When someone tries to upload a terrorist photo or video, our systems look for whether the image matches a known terrorism photo or video," the Facebook employees write.
US
The latest Google Maps beta v9.55 adds support for notification channels if you’re using a device running Android O.The functionality will obviously be coming to all devices when the O release arrives later this year and when the regular Maps app is updated in Google Play.It also looks like Maps will soon let you download entire country maps for offline use.If you install the beta on an Android O device, you’ll see almost 30 notification channels laid out for your prioritizing pleasure.You can customize their importance, sound and vibration settings, add app badges and set override abilities for Do Not Disturb mode.You’ve also got full control over the general notification types you get from Maps in the app’s settings.
UK
Arab Spring meant ka-ching for merchants of deathA year-long investigation has uncovered evidence that British armaments conglomerate BAE Systems has been selling internet surveillance equipment to Middle Eastern regimes with questionable human rights records.BAE has its fingers in many pies, including the online sphere, and in 2011 it bought Danish firm ETI and added it to its Systems Applied Intelligence division.You could follow people around.One of the first customers for the Evident software before the ETI acquisition was the Tunisian government, which was then run by the now-ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali."ETI installed it and engineers came for training sessions," he explained.
US
For the past three years, Brianna Wu's been barraged with hate.Wu, who co-founded indie game development studio Giant Spacekat, became the target of a legion of mostly anonymous internet trolls during GamerGate -- the name given to a 2014 campaign that directed hate against an indie game developer named Zoë Quinn and people, like Wu, who spoke out about what was happening to her.While GamerGate wasn't an inciting event for this type of behavior online, it was a step toward an age where you may find yourself at the receiving end of intense hatred for expressing a view that makes some group of trolls mad."If you look throughout history, there's a really interesting phenomenon that [happens] when you push women too far and we decide to put an end to it," Wu said.GamerGate was the first really high-profile test case of this.When the FBI completely, absolutely failed to do anything about GamerGate, it's not a coincidence that the very next year, we saw the rise of the "Alt-Right" and [then candidate Donald] Trump's playbook.
Sweden
the Atlassian Stack is the name of a package with most of the products from Atlassian.focusing on the really big customers.the price list starts at 1 000 users for one year, for the neat sum of 186 875 dollars, about 1,63 million.The discounted price for 10 000 users in one year is 809 225 dollars, approximately seven million.In the academic world, one will come away with half the price.So, it is about many users, and the hefty price tags.
UK
Sysadmins should already have purged WINS from their Microsoft Windows Server environments – but if they haven't, there's a new reason to take it for one last walk out behind the shed.Fortinet's Honggang Ren says a WINS Server remote memory corruption vulnerability in the MS-proprietary name server isn't going to get fixed, because Redmond would rather it weren't used at all.Customers should have already replaced WINS with DNS.Ren writes that the malformed WINS packets are all that's needed to trigger the bug.“This vulnerability exists because Windows Server doesn’t properly deal with multiple pending WINS-Replication sessions,” the post states.If there are more than three such sessions, the list pointers become corrupted because “the same buffer is deallocated to the list pool multiple times.”
Sweden
Alienware has long been a well-known manufacturer of high-performance and expensive consoles, but the company has, perhaps surprisingly, never before had any real Alienware-accessories.until now.the Company now presents its first proper keyboards and mice, AW558 Advanced, AW568 Advanced, AW768 Pro and AW598 Elite.All four products come with design similar to the one that characterised the alienware's previous computers; complete with led light and sharp edges.the Mice are priced at $ 50 for AW 557 Advanced or 90 dollars for AW598 Elite in the Swedish price, we're talking probably about 500 and 900 sek.Mice have the same specifications as the more expensive variant will come with interchangeable grips, adjustable height, and a maximum dpi of five, rather than three.
US
If there was any doubt about whether the connected era has arrived, new research from Cable.co.uk has confirmed we’re leaving the analogue age behind.Exactly 50% of those who were still deciding whether or not to vote said there would be a better chance of them doing so if they could go online to do it.64% of those in the 35-44 age range said an online system would make them more likely to vote, and perhaps surprisingly, the introduction of online voting would make the least impact on 18 to 24 year-olds, with only 31% of all respondents in this age group saying it would make them more likely.“Makes sense, but it’s nevertheless somewhat shocking that so many with no plans to vote would do so if it saved them a short trip to the nearest polling station.The key question is whether such a system can be adopted in a way that is beyond the potential interference from hackers.”Labour losing out is also supported by another bit of research from Captify, which found that Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn was the most searched political leader online in the UK, accounting for 50.27% of all searches.
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p Almost a fifth of companies in the marketing and advertising sector would go out of business if they were to be hit by a fine for non-compliance of the new GDPR legislation.The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in less than one year and covers everything from a consumer’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to data breach notification and accountability.At the heart of the reform in how companies must handle customer data is a fine, standing at €20m or 4% of an company's global revenue, if they are found to be falling foul.But, in a survey of 187 marketing and advertising companies conducted by YouGov on behalf of law firm Irwin Mitchel, 70% said they wouldn't be certain of their ability to detect a data breach.Meanwhile, just 37% said they would be equipped to deal with it in the required timescale of three days.This will not fill client-side marketers with confidence.
Sweden
For the third day in a row plagued british airline British Airways of the problems with their global it systems.It has not only done to people without their luggage, but resulted in cancellations and more or less that they were forced to set up the entire business for a day, writes news agency Reuters.Something that may stand the company dearly.To close everything down in 24 hours means, according to Stephen Furlong from analyst firm Davy, about 335 million in reduced turnover and 44.7 million in lost profits.Add that to the total that the company has to pay in compensation to travelers who don't get home in time.It was last Saturday that the problems started.
US
p Intel's fast but tiny Compute Card pushes the limit on what small PCs can do, and may enable new, more powerful IoT products.The specifications of several Intel Compute Cards have been leaked, giving us our first look at what the interior hardware of the super-slim, fully-functioning PCs will be like.Along with a selection of differently specced processors, they all come with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard PCI Express, solid-state (SSD) storage.Taking micro-computing in a more powerful direction than the Rasbperry Pi and its contemporaries, Intel’s Compute Cards are designed as a spiritual successor to the Compute Stick.Slim and entirely self-contained, they’re designed to offer powerful, fully capable computing functions for modular systems.In the future, upgrading your laptop or smart appliance could be as simple as removing the old card and plugging in the new.
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p Jupiter has fascinated sky-gazers for millennia but it wasn’t until we sent probes to the planet that scientists began to unravel its deepest secrets.Now, new scientific data from Juno, the most recent spacecraft to rendezvous with the gas giant, shows that Jupiter has many more secrets still.The recent results depict Jupiter as a highly complex and chaotic world, according to NASA, featuring cyclones the size of Earth and a surprisingly powerful magnetic field.The data was gathered during a few orbits around the planet, in which the probe came within just 2,600 miles of the top cloud layer, the closest any human-made hardware had ever passed.“We knew, going in, that Jupiter would throw us some curves,” Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, said in a statement.“But now that we are here we are finding that Jupiter can throw the heat, as well as knuckleballs and sliders.
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