Sonja Clemmons

Sonja Clemmons

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There’s a slim chance you’ve already heard, but in case you haven’t, driverless cars are, like, totally the future.Near enough every major automotive manufacturer has discussed plans to move to a driverless future, and tech giants such as Google and Uber are already leading the charge.Not wanting to be left out of the driver-shunning future, Amazon is now reportedly getting in on the autonomous vehicle movement.Citing unnamed insider sources, The Wall Street Journal has claimed the online retail giant has created its own spin-off division tasked with developing new driverless car tech.Unlike Uber and Google, however, Amazon’s driverless car efforts aren’t to be based around getting you where you need to be more safely and without the hassle of actually driving yourself.Instead, it’s believed the firm is looking to the future of automotive efforts in a bid to ditch delivery drivers and significantly lower shipping costs and general running fees.
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Mark Zuckerberg revealed the newest video project for the social network’s Oculus VR virtual reality unit, announcing the release of documentary Step to the Line for Facebook 360 video in aStep to the Line, a look “deep inside” the prison system, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last Friday.One of the most powerful side effects of VR is empathy—the ability to understand other people better when you feel like you’re actually with them.Step to the Line is an Oculus VR for Good film made with Defy Ventures, and it premiered Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival.It puts you face-to-face with real inmates so you can experience their stories first-hand and understand what it’s like to be a part of the criminal justice system today and how hard it can be to build a better future.When I was in Alabama two months ago as part of my “Year of Travel” challenge, one of the most powerful experiences for me was meeting , a man who was exonerated and released after 30 years on death row.
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But at the end of the quarter, the book-invitation webinar campaign was the most effective one to influence the deals that got done.Joe argues that the choice for marketers is not an either-or proposition.By carving segments from your larger target audience and subdividing those into various cohorts (i.e., accounts with common attributes), you can create smaller highly targeted customized campaigns – flipping the sales funnel upside down.If marketing success is measured by the quantity of marketing-qualified leads produced, the bar to create such a lead will be set as low as possible.Marketers will do what they think will produce the biggest numbers, not necessarily the best leads.While content marketing follows a sequential or linear process (blog, offer, lead scoring on conversion, lead nurturing, hand-off to sales), ABM is lumpy.
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Tim Dashwood, creator of a variety of 3D - and VR-addendum to Final Cut Pro X, has been hired by Apple.The report videoredigeringsprogrammets community fcp.cpo.Dashwood has been crafted long with the addition that allows for editing of 3D and 360-video for Final Cut Pro X, and the employment is logical, then, Apple seems to be willing to invest in some video-related projects in the future.Apple's recruitment is among other things behind the gratispaketet 360VR Toolbox that previously cost $ 1,000.Now Dashwood off the price tag, and the package is available to download here.
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Suomen pelialan hyperkasvu on ohitse, ainakin toistaiseksi.Rauhoittuminen käy selväksi alan kattojärjestön Neogamesin tällä viikolla julkaisemasta selvityksestä.Kuumimmassa startup-buumissa 2012–2015 Suomeen syntyi vuosittain 30–55 uutta peliyhtiötä.Viime vuosi oli myös ensimmäinen pitkään aikaan, jona suomalaisten peliyhtiöiden määrä väheni.Kaikkein vilkkaimmin peliyrityksiä perustettiin vuonna 2012.Helsingin startupeista monet ovat olleet kokeneiden sarjayrittäjien perustamia ja pääomasijoittajien vankasti rahoittamia.
UK
Ten security holes were found in more than 20 router models from LinksysSecurity flaws in Linksys routers have been discovered by researchers, who found that vulnerable Wi-Fi routers could be exploited and turned into botnets.Researcher Tao Sauvage from cyber security firm IOActive Group and independent researcher Antide Petit, uncovered ten separate vulnerabilities in more than 20 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers, and identified some 7,000 devices susceptible to exploitation.The security flaws, if exploited, could be used to overload a targeted router and force it to reboot, as well as deny a legitimate user access to it, leak sensitive information about the router and devices connected to it, and change restricted settings.“A number of the security flaws we found are associated with authentication, data sanitisation, privilege escalation, and information disclosure,” said Sauvage.“Additionally, 11 percent of the active devices exposed were using default credentials, making them particularly susceptible to an attacker easily authenticating and potentially turning the routers into bots, similar to what happened in last year’s Mirai Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.”
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Arrangemanget den 7 juni fungerar som en avslutning för bolagen i Fast Track Malmös acceleratorprogram som pågått under våren.Målet är att locka 100 svenska och internationella investerare till Malmö och matcha dem med 50 potentiella bolag att investera i.”Eventet riktar sig till bolag som är i en tidig fas och som reser sin första investering, men vi kommer även att bjuda in bolag som ska resa en större riskkapitalrunda”, säger Joel Larsson, programansvarig för Fast Track Malmö.Förra årets upplaga av Malmö Demo Day lockade över 50 svenska och internationella investerare.I år får bolagen som pitchar möta investerarna i de anrika lokalerna i Malmö rådhus.”I år ligger fokus mer på investeringar och att låta rätt investerare möta rätt bolag och ge dem tid för längre möten dagen efter Malmö Demo Day", säger Joel Larsson.
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Cinema goers have been surreptitiously recording newly released movies for years, with the grainy, dark footage usually appearing on torrent sites.The practice is illegal and, as two Maryland men recently found out, can lead to arrest with the possibility of large fines and even imprisonment.Troy Montgomery Cornish, 38, and Floyd Lee Buchanan, 35, are heading to court on June 15 after being arrested on suspicion of recording Fate of the Furious at a Hoyts Movie Theatre.They face the prospect of one year in prison and a $2500 fine.Many states, including Maryland, have laws that make it illegal to use recording equipment in theaters, but this didn’t stop the pair from attaching smartphones to their chests to record the latest title in the long-running action franchise.A Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) investigator had alerted the authorities to the pair’s activities after following them from the parking lot into a Linthicum movie theater.
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It's been updated slightly with some current figures.Deborah Button doesn't want to be late for the "stoner Bible study" group she founded seven months earlier, where people consume marijuana before immersing themselves in that week's topic.A self-described conservative soccer mom, Button voted against two statewide bills to permit marijuana use in Colorado before it became legal for adults in 2014.That's also about the time Button started meeting tourists with multiple sclerosis, lupus and other chronic conditions who came to Colorado to relieve their symptoms with pot.The former high school teacher is now a full-time B hostess welcoming tourists to her five-bedroom, four-bathroom house to smoke from her bongs, roll joints on her deck, eat her cannabis-infused mashed potatoes and ogle her marijuana plants.We have plants at every stage -- clones, teenagers, we got 'em all," she says.
China
Geotel firstly came out with the Geotel A1, a budget rugged phone running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat which got some people’s attention, they then released the Note with features such as TrueView and MetalPrint Technology at a very affordable price.Today we have some “leaked” info regarding the upcoming Geotel Amigo; let’s have a look, shall we?The leaked specifications tell us that the Geotel Amigo willl be powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 256GB).It’ll feature a 5.2-inch HD display and a new fingerprint scanner on the back, a first for the recently born Chinese company.Meanwhile cameras will have a resolution of 13MP for the main one with PDAF and a 5MP selfie shooter.Join GizChina on TelegramThe Geotel Amigo will also be available in a Red color variant, inspired by the RED iPhone 7, of course.The Amigo will be packing a big (for the screen size) 3000mAh battery as well.The still unveiled device is said to be coming with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, definitely a great plus among many other Chinese phones still releasing with Android Marshmallow.And here you can have a look a the phone:If everything is to be confirmed, the Geotel Amigo is looking like a great alternative in the low/mid-range segment, even more so if they price it cheaper than the competition.
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Boring story made interesting: If you contact a brand though Facebook Messenger and also log in to the brand’s mobile app using your Facebook account, the brand has no idea that you’re the same person.On Tuesday, Facebook made it possible for businesses to match the ID it creates when people interact with a business’s Messenger account with the separate ID it creates when people log in to the business’s app or website using their Facebook account.The full details about how businesses can do this matching can be found here on Facebook’s site for developers.As a result of this matching, a brand can use the information it gathers about a person through its mobile app, such as past purchases, when it communicates with that person on Messenger, such as when deciding to notify someone about a new product.And if a business operates multiple apps and sites or owns multiple Facebook Pages, it can match a person across all those places, assuming the person logged in via Facebook to those other apps and sites or contacted those other Pages on Messenger.By unifying these IDs, marketers are also able to take into account people’s interactions across Messenger and their own apps and/or sites when targeting ads.
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Your Timeline could be a fun way to remind yourself of where you went on a trip and what you did across any given time period.Timeline for Google Maps has finally landed for iOS.The feature, which launched two years ago for Android users, helps you remember travels and activities around your neighborhood and beyond by tracking your movements everywhere you go.While some might actually find that a little creepy, Google presents Timeline as a fun and potentially useful tool for reminding yourself of past trips, or for eliminating the guesswork when trying to recall a place you visited or a time when you did a particular activity.Aimed at providing “a daily snapshot” of your life, users can edit their Timeline if the recorded information is ever a little off, or even delete a day’s worth of data, a specific date range, or the whole darn lot if you really don’t want to be reminded of a particular day’s shenanigans.It also includes a range of activity and transportation types, allowing you to select from a list to add more detail that could prove useful for later reference.
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In its persistent quest to make the world a more distracting place, technology has blessed us with a perfect way to waste time: Cabana, Tumblr’s first standalone app.Tumblr was written down last year as a stunning $482 million loss by parent company Yahoo, a mere three years after acquiring it.But now they’re back with something new.Cabana is essentially an app that allows you to watch YouTube videos with up to six friends simultaneously.Or how Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt put it, “Very similar to Houseparty but focused on watching (cat) videos together,” which sounds pretty much as how I’d use it.Tumblr CEO David Karp shared the reasoning behind the new app with BuzzFeed:
Sweden
Den här veckan bygger jag en eq från DIY Recording Equipment.Eq:n heter EQP5 och är ett passivt frekvensfilter som baseras på en enklare variant av klassiska Pultec.Den färdiga eq:n är en modul för 500-lunchbox som från början lanserades av API.När du beställer ett kit får du hem allt som behövs för att bygga, det enda du behöver ha själv är en lödkolv, lödtenn och en stjärnmejsel och så klart en 500-lunchbox eller rack av valfritt fabrikat.En stor fördel med det här bygget, framförallt för nybörjare, är just att det är för 500-serien så du behöver inte jobba med någon stark elektricitet.Alla komponenter är uppdelade i numrerade påsar i den ordning det rekommenderas att bygga ihop EQn, och det finns detaljerade instruktioner att hitta på tillverkarens webbplats.
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U.S. President Donald Trump hardly surprised anyone when he withdrew his country from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade zone in January.Although the U.S. withdrawal effectively killed the giant free trade deal because of the country's economic weight, other signatories still wanted it and now one is trying to bring the deal back with hopes it will be seen as the guardian of a globalized economy.Pushed in part by Japan, negotiators from the remaining 11 partnership countries may talk in Canada next month about reviving the megalithic tariff-busting pact that would have encompassed 40% of the world GDP with the U.S. involved, according to media reports such as this one from Tokyo.Six years ago Japanese rice farmers protested their government over the TPP’s zero-tariff policy.But lately “calls have been growing from the government for Japan’s leadership to maintain momentum on free trade issues” as Trump fans protectionism, Tokyo-based Kyodo News says.“The value chain of the global economy is no longer unilateral, so multilateral agreements are a logical approach to international trade,” says Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist with Nikko Asset Management in Tokyo.
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When your organization struggles to find a way to turn an online presence into a revenue generator, it’s easy to wonder why B2B needs social media in the first place.Between daily content creation, constant updates, online conversation management, and striving to stay relevant to a highly curated customer base while remaining competitive, it can seem like an overwhelming nut to crack with little payoff.Yet, B2B marketing still needs social media for very powerful reasons that all play back into an effective overall marketing strategy.This type of deeper relationship building potential is unique to social media, and a critical part of any content marketing plan.However, some investments don’t show proof of value immediately because they rely on unpredictable choices of a person in the purchase position.Social media marketing also does wonders for building a brand presence using buyer-centric content in a way that direct advertising and marketing simply cannot achieve.
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Three years ago, one of my patients asked, “Doc, why can’t we talk on the computer?”The question caught me off guard.He had moved 40 miles away from the clinic but didn’t want to change providers.When I told him a FaceTime or Skype visit was not feasible, he then asked if we could talk on the phone or text because he wasn’t working, and this would allow him to spend less on gas.I wondered how many other people like him wished the same but had never mentioned it.After that visit, both in the office and on the street I found nearly unanimous agreement about people’s desire to communicate with health care providers using cell phones and the Internet.
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Även i dessa tider av snabba internet-anslutningar, stora hårddiskar och massor av gratis lagring i molnet kan filstorleken ibland ha betydelse.Du kanske har en gräns för storleken på filer som du kan skicka eller ta emot via e-post eller kanske du har ont om utrymme på usb-minnet.Oavsett anledning, om du har Office-dokument som innehåller bilder kanske du kan minska storleken på dessa filer avsevärt.Microsoft Office arbetar redan bakom kulisserna för att hålla filer små.Den nyare filtypen docx fungerar i princip som en zip-fil med komprimerat innehåll.Men har du massor av olika bilder i dina dokument hjälper inte detta så mycket.
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A small, solar-powered device that pulls fresh water from the air?Scientists at MIT and UC Berkeley have created a prototype that does just that -- and it only requires 20-30 percent humidity to work.He envisions a future where water is supplied "off-grid, where you have a device at home running on ambient solar for delivering water that satisfies the needs of a household," Yaghi said in a release.There are now some 20,000 different MOFs created by researchers and scientists with different properties and applications.The harvester created by Wang and her students was able to produce 3 quarts (2.8 liters) of water using 2.2 pounds (just under a kilogram) of MOF over a 12-hour period.It's a passive device, requiring no other energy source than the sun -- and doesn't even need very bright sunlight to function.
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Foreign companies in China will have to apply for permission to transfer data out of the country under draft rules, according to a Wall Street Journal report.This is the latest move by the government to tighten regulation of digital information, according to the report.The rules will apply to network operators, a term that experts claim likely includes technology companies and other companies that does business through computer networks like financial institutions.The rule will apply to companies seeking to move more than one terabyte of data or data with more than 500,000 people’s information.Companies will have to seek permission from both customers and the government before transferring the data out of the country.The Chinese government will review and block data if it believes that it would hurt its political system, economy, technology or security.
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