Sean Biro

Sean Biro

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Creative Director’s Choice gives creative directors a chance to highlight the current work they think is the best out in the ad world – the ads and campaigns they believe are making a difference.This week, Smashing Ideas executive creative director Kevin Wick discusses the refreshing lack of user interface on the money-saving site Digit.That moment when you see the utter genius of great creative design.I had that recently when I started using Digit.It’s a siphon, but in a good way.Once signed up, Digit texted me.
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Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk say it's "immoral."The move has resulted in the US government sending thousands of children to holding camps around the country, images of which have sparked international outrage, even from within Trump's own party.Someone even added Trump's policies to Wikipedia's entry on concentration camps (though it's being reviewed).Here's what the companies have said:Microsoft released a pair of statements after critics raised concerns about a January blog post in which the company wrote it was "proud" to supply tech services to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including its Azure cloud computing service and the ability to use "deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification."As a company, Microsoft is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.
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Philips tv-apparater utvecklas och säljs av ett bolag som heter TP Vision och de har nu inlett ett samarbete med den klassiska ljudfirman Bowers & Wilkins.Partnerskapet är exklusivt för tv-apparater och flerårigt.Sedan tidigare samarbetar Bowers & Wilkins med andra partners inom andra områden, bland andra Volvo.Första nyheten som kommer från samarbetet mellan Philips och Bowers & Wilkins kommer att ses i höst på IFA-mässan i Berlin.Båda bolagen lovordar så klart samarbetet och lovar fantastiskt ljud från framtida tv-apparater.Om det verkligen blir någon skillnad eller om det bara kommer att smetas på en logotyp på redan befintligt ljud återstår att se.
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Whether it is the threat of racial abuse, football hooliganism, or falling victim to fraud, many football fans have good reason to be wary.The 2018 World Cup presents a number of opportunities for criminals.There will be those looking to take advantage of the festival atmosphere by stealing money, devices or data from traveling supporters and footballers.Taking control of the network, hackers have the ability to see the information sent between the device and the destination.So if you use passwords or send sensitive information, hackers could steal that data.The ease of setting up public hotspots from phones or other devices means that hackers can have more invasive access without using existing WiFi hubs.
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Adobe’s edit anywhere philosophy powering apps that work seamlessly across mobile and desktop is coming to video.Introduced during VidCon on Tuesday, June 19, Project Rush is a streamlined video editing program with identical features across the smartphone and desktop apps.Project Rush contains touches of Lightroom CC’s cloud-based, cross-device compatibility and bits and pieces of Adobe Premiere Pro, its professional video editing software.While Project Rush focuses on a largely different user base, Adobe says the interface is designed to be approachable to Premiere Pro users, while a 3-minute tutorial serves as a crash course for newbie editors.And while the upcoming video editor isn’t as full-featured as Premiere Pro, Adobe Head of Product Management Steve Forde stresses that Project Rush is not a toy.The app, whether on a mobile device or a desktop, opens directly to the project browser, which, thanks to the Creative Cloud, contains all the user projects no matter what device initiated the video.
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It’s hard to imagine a modern sports car without carbon fiber showing up somewhere, but for Polestar it’s Volvo’s first outing with the lightweight material.The automaker – which aims to give hybrid and all-electric cars the sort of halo once reserved for high-displacement gas engines in performance vehicles – has been talking up the tech that goes into cars like the upcoming Polestar 1, a model being pulled by forces quite literally from all directions.As Polestar’s halo car – indeed, as its very first car before the company looks to other electric vehicles in later years – the Polestar 1 can’t afford to be seen as lacking in technology or engineering compared to grand touring rivals.Push for more electric range and you need bigger batteries overall.Weight, of course, is the kiss of death for a performance car.The Polestar engineers turned, therefore to Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), using it for most of the main body panels – including the hood, trunk, side panels, doors, and the whole roof – and in doing so saved more than 500 pounds versus doing those components in steel.
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Google is setting up yet another campaign to push the Google Assistant.This time around, the company is teaming up with T-Mobile to install experimental demos in signature T-Mobile stores in Chicago and San Francisco for three months.The demos aim to blend old tech with new tech — they are styled after phone booths, and inside them, customers will be able to both demo hardware like the LG G7 ThinQ, JBL Pulse 3, and Google Home Mini, and software — the Google Assistant.Of course, once you have experienced Google Assistant, you will be able to buy compatible devices from T-Mobile.One of the demos is called “Tiny Gym,” and basically involves customers asking Google Assistant to play a workout playlist while customers use resistance bands.Last but not least is “Tiny Museum,” in which customers can pick up a phone and use Google Lens to learn about paintings and artists featured in the Art Institute of Chicago.
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UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has raised its concerns that BT still has too much influence over decisions made by the Openreach national broadband network.Following years of complaints from rivals that previous Openreach owner BT was prioritising their business in strategic decisions, Ofcom decided to step in last year.Ofcom and BT reached the decision to keep Openreach under BT’s parent company, but have it run as an independent company in a bid to make its operations fairer to competitors.In a progress report Ofcom published on Thursday, the regulator said progress had been made towards becoming more independent.A new board had been established and BT branding removed from thousands of Openreach vans.However, Ofcom noted BT remained ‘significantly involved’ in Openreach’s strategy.
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Från och med idag kl 18.00 slopas den extra administrativa avgift och moms som PostNord tar ut när du handlar via e-handelsplattformen Wish, meddelar PostNord.PostNord och Wish har kommit fram till ett samarbete där moms och administrativa avgifter ingår i frakten hos Wish.Du kan alltså från och med kl 18.00 idag beställa från Wish utan att oroa dig för extra avgifter.– Det är glädjande att PostNord tillsammans med Wish har kunnat ta fram en lösning där momsen hanteras direkt vid köpet.Det gör det betydligt billigare för konsumenten samtidigt som vi kommer att slippa en krånglig och manuell hantering av en stor andel av alla försändelser som kommer utifrån EU:s tullunion, säger Peter Hesslin, chef för Solutions på PostNord Sverige.Tack vare ett system med EDI, elektronisk förinformation, och speciella etiketter så kommer paketen genom Wish att betala en hanteringsavgift till PostNord istället för att köparen står för denna avgift och moms.
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From Africa to Bogota, a global village of tech hubs is diluting the innovation hegemony of Silicon Valley.It is a sector that impacts every aspect of our lives.So much of this early progress emerged from Silicon Valley, the small stretch of land in Northern California that runs from San Jose to Palo Alto.Of the world's top five 'unicorns', three are companies less familiar to many in the West: Didi Chuxing, Xiaomi, Meituan Diaping.The Far East was historically a hub for manufacturing and electronics, but we are now seeing scaling companies and mass innovation at a rate never seen before.In Alibaba and Tencent, China has two of the most rapidly expanding technology companies in the world, fueling growth across different sectors.
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In 2010, an octopus named Paul picked the winning team in 12 out of 14 matches World Cup matches, including the final.But it’s not 2010 anymore; we no longer need an octopus, regardless of how good he is at his job.Even octopi aren’t immune from automation.In 2018, a group of researchers from Germany and Belgium felt it best to let computers do the heavy lifting.The group built a model using a number of factors, such as FIFA rankings, population, gross domestic product (GDP), the number of players who play together on a single club, average age of a club’s players, and how many Champions League finals each has won.The team then paired that data with betting odds from the larger bookmakers and ran the simulation 100,000 times to try and pick a winner.
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The Los Angeles Convention Center will remain open to gamers until Thursday at 6 p.m., but the bulk of the E3 news we cared about was over and done with before the doors even opened on Tuesday.Press conferences and online briefings from the likes of EA, Bethesda, Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Nintendo had revealed the biggest new games as early as last Saturday and Sunday.E3 evolves year after year, sometimes growing, sometimes shrinking (and sometimes moving to Santa Monica or Atlanta).To be clear, we'll still have plenty of news and analysis from the show floor here at CNET.But if you missed the minute-by-minute developments over the past week, we've wrapped everything up in a TL;DR package for your convenience.And while the Xbox event showcased highly-anticipated games like Battlefield 5, Fallout 76, The Division 2 and Cyberpunk 2077, none of them are Xbox exclusives.
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Det är alltid en uppgång i rekryteringen efter ledigheter, och om du är förberedd och angelägen så kan du få första tjing på ett antal nya möjligheter, säger Jamie Chafel.Det är ett bra sätt att återknyta kontakten med tidigare kollegor som du har förlorat kontakten med, men som i dag kanske har en position som kan öppna möjligheter för dig.Det vanligaste en arbetsgivare gör efter att de läst ditt cv är att gå in på Linkedin och kollar din sida där, så det är viktigt att den profilen bekräftar de positiva egenskaper som du har tagit upp i ditt cv.Du bör också se till att du regelbundet utökar kontakterna och frågar efter rekommendationer från kollegor och tidigare chefer.Gör en lista på företag som du är intresserad av, och följ dem på Twitter så du inte missar nyheter därifrån.Försök stråla samman och berätta vad du har på gång.
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The question of who owns the moon is at the centre of a new lawsuit filed against NASA by a woman who wants to keep a vial of lunar dust gifted to her by astronaut Neil Armstrong.The woman, Laura Murray Cicco, filed a lawsuit against the space agency last week preemptively — NASA hasn’t come for her vial, but the agency has tried to seize lunar mementos in the past.Cicco’s mother “gave her a glass vial with a rubber stopper full of light grey dust” when she was 10-years-old, according to the court document, but reportedly hadn’t seen it “for decades” until five years ago when she was going through her late parents’ belongings.Armstrong was allegedly friends with Cicco’s father, late U.S. Army Air Corps pilot Tom Murray.Armstrong reportedly gave the vial to Cicco in the ‘70s, which included a handwritten note on the back of one of her father’s business cards.It reads: “To Laura Ann Murray — Best of luck — Neil Armstrong Apollo 11.”
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Early in the morning of June 6, 1944, in the darkest days of WWII, 156,000 troops prepared to storm the beaches of Normandy.Among other things, each carried an M-1 Garand rifle, a first-aid pouch, a watch and K-rations.For the savvy traveler, especially in Europe, Michelin guides remain the most concise and definitive information source available.In 1889, André and Edouard Michelin took over the family rubber business in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand.There was just one hitch: Fewer than 3,000 people in France owned cars.André Michelin came up with the idea for Bibendum after seeing a stack of tires.
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The value of bitcoin and many other digital currencies fell to their lowest levels this year after South Korean exchange Coinrail said a hack over the weekend stole virtual coin estimated to be worth more than $37 million.In a post published Monday morning, Coinrail said hackers obtained about 30 percent of its coin and token reserves.The stolen coins included those designated as NPXS, ATX, NPER, and DENT.A wallet address reportedly belonging to the attackers showed the value of the pilfered coins was as much as $37 million.Coinrail’s statement said officials took the exchange offline and moved the remainder of its assets to cold storage as officials review the security system and work with law enforcement to investigate what happened.The statement made no mention of if or how the exchange might reimburse customers for the losses.
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When Bethesda teased Fallout 76 last week, it didn't tell us much: Just that a new game in the franchise was coming, and it would be accompanied by a really catchy cover of "Country Roads."Now, we know a little bit more.Bethesda's Pete Hines just took the stage at Microsoft's Xbox One E3 event to show the game's first trailer, and offer a few details, starting with a big one: Fallout 76 is the biggest game in the franchise yet -- with a world four times larger than Fallout 4.He also revealed the game's timeline, which, just as fans deciphered from existing Fallout lore, is a prequel that takes place earlier than any other game in the franchise yet."Set in the hills of West Virginia," Hines said, "You are one of the first to emerge into a very different and untamed wasteland."And indeed -- it is different.
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Traders are keen to take advantage of the crypto arbitrage trade.Cryptocurrencies can have price differences of up to 5% across different exchanges, making them ripe for arbitrage.US startup Arbitraj has developed price comparison tools and is working on a trading tool to take advantage of the spreads.Cofounder Jason Flack says hedge funds have approached him about using the tools.A small US startup is working on a set of tools to take advantage of the arbitrage opportunity offered between cryptocurrency exchanges, highlighting not only the immature nature of the sector but also the opportunity to make big money in the emerging space.The early-stage company, whose staff still work 9-to-5 jobs, has been approached by hedge funds keen to take advantage of the opportunity.
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Facebook is hiring fake news fact-checkersWWDC 2018: Best new iOS 12 features and moreA Jared Leto Joker movie, Crackdown 3 delayed and a Jordan Peele deal (Stream Economy, Ep.Apple iOS 12 versus Google Android P: Guess who's winning nowWatch Square Enix live at E3 2018 herePotCoin is flying Dennis Rodman to the US-North Korea summit.
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The Department of Justice wants to know whether allowing T-Mobile and Sprint to merge would raise prices for customers of other wireless carriers, according to Reuters.The department is reportedly reaching out to MVNOs — mobile carriers that rent airwaves from the major networks — to get their thoughts on the effects of the merger.That’s an important question in this case, because — as Reuters points out — T-Mobile and Sprint are the primary companies that rent out their network.Google’s Project Fi, for instance, uses the networks of both T-Mobile and Sprint in order to provide thorough coverage to customers.Allowing the two carriers to combine would substantially reduce competition, allowing the new company to charge more, which would lead to higher prices for consumers.The Justice Department’s actions here are standard practice for now; according to the report, this isn’t any sort of deeper investigation that would hint at government opposition to the merger.
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