Sean Biro

Sean Biro

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Amazon has a team dedicated to driverless technology, the Wall Street Journal reports, but their focus isn’t on building self-driving cars or trucks; instead, the Amazon squad acts as a kind of braintrust looking at how to best employ autonomous vehicle technology to serve the ecommerce giant’s business goals.The Amazon team was set up just over a year ago, and it’s mandate falls within Amazon’s larger goal of owning more of its own delivery and shipping chain logistics.It concerns itself with how Amazon could use driverless trucks, warehouse vehicles like forklifts, drones (which Amazon is often eager to show off) and other tech including self-driving cars to improve speed of delivery and get you your tchochkes faster.Autonomous tech could help Amazon in any number of ways – the company has already done a lot with factory and supply center warehouse robotics, and self-driving trucks could help with driver supply issues, and with limits placed on human drivers due to fatigue.Naturally, then, the report says Amazon’s team is very interested in autonomous trucking.Last mile delivery handled by either air- or ground-based drones are obviously an attractive option for Amazon’s business, and there’s likely a lot more opportunity to be had in tech like machine platooning, and even piggybacking small package delivery on future autonomous ride hailing networks.
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Rumors have been swirling for months that SpaceX founder Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard have been dating.But it looks like they’ve finally made that news official.Musk and Heard both posted photos to their Instagram accounts last night showing the couple at the restaurant Moo Moo on the Gold Coast of Australia.Heard is playing Mera, Queen of Atlantis.But you have to ask yourself, have they had that conversation yet?I’m talking about the most important question Elon can ask any woman he’s involved with: Will they die on Mars together?
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Phone maker HTC has already revealed that they’re going to announce a new “U” branded device in just under a month, and we also know the company is terrible at keeping secrets.Combine these two facts and we have what appears to be an upcoming promotional video for the new smartphone turning up early online.Under the title of “HTC U11,” the clip goes to great lengths to highlight the feature that’s already revealed in HTC’s recent “Squeeze for the brilliant” teaser.That feature, of course, is the phone’s squeezable side edges.The video, posted to YouTube by user “Tech Tera,” shows a couple walking along, holding hands as they window shop.The man takes the phone out of his pocket and, while holding it with only one hand, gives the sides a squeeze to activate a vertical menu along the left side of the display.
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Why are so many iconic animated characters yellow?The answer lies in random personal choices, scientific and marketing theory, as well as the color of the sky.Minions are yellow because the animators thought their shape resembled Kinder eggs.Winnie the Pooh was based on a World War 1 veterans real pet bear and author A.A. Milne based Pooh’s look on his son’s yellow teddy bear.But The Simpsons are the best example of yellow characters being used in animation for practical reasons.When The Simpsons first premiered, its creators wanted the show to be instantly recognizable when viewers were quickly flipping through the channels.
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Back in January, President Donald Trump pledged to develop a plan to improve cybersecurity in the United States."I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office," he wrote in a statement in early January, before his inauguration.Based on that timeline, the plan would be released by Thursday of this week.But Thursday is over and we haven't seen a plan.The promise came the same day as a report from the US intelligence community saying Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally ordered Russian agencies to hack US political organizations and run a propaganda campaign to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election.The lack of a cybersecurity plan -- or a cybersecurity executive order, which Trump also promised but has so far not produced -- would add to a list of policy initiatives that are still works in progress in the Trump administration.
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MasterCard har börjat testa ett kontokort med inbyggd fingeravtrycksläsare, vilken används för autentisering istället för PIN-kod.Kortet är inte tjockare än ordinarie MasterCards och fungerar enligt utsago med befintliga terminaler som stödjer chipp.Fingeravtrycket registreras hos banken och den digitala mallen för ditt avtryck förs därefter över till kontokortet.Upp till två avtryck kan registreras.Någon annan strömkälla än terminalen behövs ej.MasterCard har genomfört tester i Sydafrika och kommer snart att testa kortet i Europa och Asien.
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The Logitech G413 Carbon is one of the best and most inexpensive gaming keyboards on the market; however, in some small ways, it fails to meet the high bar Logitech has set for itself.It ditches dedicated media and macro keys as well as a fully-customizable RGB backlighting system for a frameless design and a full set of Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G switches.Priced at $89 (about £70, AU$120), Logitech latest board slips just under other frameless offerings including the $99 (£85, AU$139) HyperX Alloy FPS, $99 (£109, AU$129) Corsair Strafe, and $99 (£65, AU$169) Roccat Suora.Without a traditional plastic faring, you can see the keyboard’s underlying base plate in all its glory.While we dig the painted black metal and red backlighting on the Logitech G413 Carbon, we dig the brighter steel panel and white backlighting on the Silver version even more – though you’ll only find this variant at Best Buy stores in the United States.You’ll have a tough time bending or finding any points of flex on the G413, thanks to its solid, aluminum-magnesium alloy plate.
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Investeringarna i fintechsektorn ökade med 7 procent under 2016 jämfört med 2015.I absoluta tal investerades förra året 13,6 miljarder dollar, eller motsvarande knappt 122 miljarder kronor, globalt i fintechbolag.Det visar en ny rapport från GP Bullhound.Lyfter man blicken till en treårsperiod är ökningen betydligt mer imponerande: Då har riskkapitalet som går till fintech ökat med nästan fem gånger.”Det är tydligt att fintech mognat och växt så pass mycket nu att det blivit en naturlig del av finansbranschen i stort, vi ser också att bankerna blir alltmer mottagliga för samarbeten med fintech startups", kommenterar Carl Wessberg, som är director på GP Bullhound, rapporten.Läs även: Här är storbankernas alla startupsatsningar
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Direct from the Global Sources Fair in Hong Kong is a hands-on video with the all new Doogee Mix!The Doogee Mix is causing a bit of a meltdown in the tech world.This is a smartphone that not only looks like the popular Xiaomi Mi Mix complete with bezel-free design, but this is also the first Doogee launched with hardware that matches the phone’s design.In the past Doogee phones have looked good but lacked the specs to back the design up, the Doogee Mix sorts those issues with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, up to 6GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, dual rear cameras and a 3580mAh battery pack!Join GizChina on TelegramDoogee Mix GalleryDoogee Mix Hands on VideoDoogee Mix Specifications1920 x 1080 AMOLED display.146 x 69 x 8mm Weight 130g.Octa Core MediaTek Helio P25 Chipset.ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU.4-6GB RAM.64GB internal memory plus room for a micro SD card.Fingerprint scanner.Dual rear cameras 16mp 8mp.Front 5 megapixel camera.Dual SIM LTE.3580mAh battery.Android 7.0 Nougat .With actual phones being displayed now, the launch of the Doogee Mix can’t be far away!Keep posted for more news on this rather impressive phone!Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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TOKYO—Fujifilm Holdings Corp. on Thursday postponed its earnings announcement and said it expected a loss of some US$200 million over possible accounting irregularities at a subsidiary in New Zealand.The Tokyo-based medical device and camera maker had earlier projected it would record net income of ¥112 billion (US$1.03 billion) on revenue of ¥2.4 trillion (US$22.06 billion) in the year ended March.It had said it would report the...
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While IBM’s Watson supercomputing service is named after former IBM chairman and CEO Thomas Watson, the name also recalls another famous Watson.Watson, come here,” Alexander Graham Bell reportedly yelled into the mouthpiece of the first working telephone in 1876, summoning his assistant and marking the first call ever.So, it’s completely appropriate that IBM’s Watson — representing the transmitted availability of supercomputing to anywhere on the planet — bears a name that has played a central role in the emergence of both computing and telecommunications.But this is not an ordinary remote computing service.Instead, it’s what mobile retail platform NewStore CMO Phil Granof described to me as “genius-as-a-service.” Watson and similar services mean that the highest levels of computing intelligence are now available to any tool, anywhere.This “changes almost everything,” analyst David Raab told me, adding that “algorithms are now a commodity.”
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High-end custom gaming PC makers are known for great performance, great customer support -- and high prices.That's often left PC gamers with modest budgets stuck with off-the-shelf options from big mainstream brands such as Dell, HP or Lenovo.Those familiar names make some excellent, reasonably priced gaming laptops, but sometimes you want the extra service and attention to detail of a specialty brand.Origin PC has just announced a new version of its Eon15-S gaming laptop that starts at $999 in the US.(Origin ships internationally; that converts to £795 or AU$1,315.)It takes advantage of Nvidia's recent GeForce 1050Ti graphics card, which offers very good gaming performance for a low-cost component.
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When a PC or a game console runs this virtual world, the GPU chips play an unexpectedly large role, taking so much of the burden off the main processor.Juggling hundreds of digital tasks at the same time, Kosslyn and Thompson say, these chips can get you far closer to the illusion that you’re standing in an alternate universe.Loading each object into the chip took about one-fifth of a millisecond—far too long, considering just how many objects they needed to load.For decades, the processing power available from individual computer chips increased every 18 months or so, according to the oft-quoted Moore’s Law.“Some people call it the end of Moore’s Law,” says Google chip engineer Norm Jouppi.“I like to call it the retirement of Moore’s Law, because it’s not totally dead yet but it’s definitely not working as hard.” The result: Companies and coders are now moving workloads off the main CPU and onto a wide range of alternative processors.
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a few days later, late in the evening, I decided to contact The Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde on Twitter.at the same time, it is not possible to disregard The Pirate Bay's importance for the emergence of several Swedish techsuccéer.another fildelningsentreprenör, at the page about Peter Sunde, is Niklas.a week ago, sold the Peter Sunde is admittedly new venture Flattr, but there is no indication that the money should be enough to make him debt-free.do you Want to talk travel so I have traveled all over the world so have lots of tips”.Gustaf Wallström becomes, in other words, the “snatch hook”, or sell as is a slightly more sophisticated way to express the same thing.
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Långt före dagens Utforskare fanns Programhanteraren i Windows 3.1, eller Program Manager som var det engelska namnet.För att titta på filer körde man den separata Filhanteraren.Det fungerade, men kunde bli jobbigt med många öppna fönster på skärmen.Med Filhanteraren gick det att utforska filsystemet på datorn visuellt, med hjälp av ett mappträd och fil-ikoner.Många upplevde det som enkelt att dra ikoner mellan mappfönster för att flytta och kopiera filer.Men den viktigaste förbättringen var att det äntligen fanns en inbyggd lösning för att synka vad som visades på skärmen med det som skrevs ut på skrivaren.
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If you want an NES Classic Edition, you better get one soon.Nintendo is discontinuing the popular but hard-to-find retro console, as IGN first reported.The company confirmed this with GamesBeat in an email.The NES Classic edition is a miniature version of Nintendo’s first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System.It comes with 30 games, including nostalgic hits like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Mega Man 2.When it released last November, it immediately became a hot item.Nintendo was caught off guard by the system’s popularity.Still, people assumed that at some point Nintendo would be able to make a decent stock of the systems.
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It's hard to describe the experience of visiting Machu Picchu.People who've visited like to call it "breathtaking."While cliché, it's not inaccurate.How often are you standing on an Andean peak, walking through thousand-year-old ruins, looking down on the clouds?For Indiana Jones, perhaps the feeling is common.For the average person like myself, the feeling is momentous.
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Jaana Heikkilä developed cognitive artificial intelligence since before the term even existed.”I've been running technology conference in 20 years.ai side has finally started to become the other against women”, Loop AI Labs Jaana Heikkilä rejoices.a Month it has collected hundreds of years of human knowledge.”Loop Al Labs client is, for example, in Southern Europe located the insurance company, that will save several million a year, when it does not need to train new staff screened insurance applications.”the Clerk handles the huge amount of forms and receipts, which is a free text area.
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Dragging a 69-year old doctor off a plane so that one of your employees can take his seat is always going to be an unmitigated reputational disaster.No response you can possibly offer up, no matter how skilfully it is framed, is going to wipe away the harm.But what United has proved is that it is indeed possible to do the unimaginable -and to make a situation where you assault your customers even worse.your chief executive, Oscar Munoz).Rather than saying ‘I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers’; Mr Munoz would be better advised to say ‘I apologize for the unacceptable events on board our aircraft’.This statement is covered in the fingerprints of an adrenalin-pumped chief executive, and a passive aggressive legal team.
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An Italian rocket launch firm, dubbed Europe's answer to SpaceX, has become the first company of its kind to list its shares.Shares in Avio began trading on the Milan Stock Exchange on Monday and jumped more than 8% before falling back.The firm, which launches satellites into low orbit, says it is raising funds to help it expand.The satellite industry was worth $208bn in 2015, according to industry figures.Cinven owns 81% of Avio, with a 14% stake held by Italian government-controlled defence group Leonardo-Finmeccanica.Avio boss Giulio Ranzo told the BBC he expected demand to grow as satellites become used for new purposes.
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