Steven Cusick

Steven Cusick

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At the SynDaver factory in Tampa, Florida, mad scientists are bringing bodies to life.Not Frankensteining the dead, but using a library of polymers to craft synthetic cadavers that twitch and bleed like real suffering humans.Hospitals and med schools use the fakes to teach anatomy and train surgeons, and the most lifelike model is the $95,000 SynDaver Patient.This exquisite corpse can be controlled wirelessly so practitioners can rehearse elaborate medical scenarios in which the patient goes into shock and even “dies.”It’s less messy, and a good deal longer-lasting, than real flesh and blood: As long as you keep buying replacement viscera, these bodies won’t ever decay.But because they’re 85 percent water, they must be submerged in a watery grave between uses to keep from drying out.
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The Supreme Court this week announced that it will hear a landmark Internet privacy case dealing with the ability for law enforcement and government officials to access data stored in other countries.The case is called US v. Microsoft and the two have been fighting since 2013.Four years ago, federal investigators believed they located the e-mail account of a drug trafficker.They obtained a warrant to get data from the Microsoft Outlook account which was registered in Ireland.Microsoft partially complied by handing over information that was stored on its US servers but refused to retrieve any data from Ireland.The case was escalated to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York; they sided with Microsoft.
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Today, Facebook added the ability to directly share your screen on Facebook Live, as spotted by The Next Web.Previously, third-party software was needed to do the same thing.As shown in the below tweet, the option now appears on the right-hand side under “FaceTime Camera” with a button marked “Share Screen.”If you click on “Share Screen” a prompt will follow asking to install the Facebook Screen Sharing extension to your browser.The Next Web says the option was available in Chrome, but not in Firefox.Then, when you do share your screen, you’ll be able to choose an application, a particular tab within your browser, or your entire screen.
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There’s lots to like about startups that are rarely in the media because they are heads down developing product and building an actual business.Led by former kid prodigy Larry Gadea, who worked for Google at 19 and later moved on to Twitter, it has kept pretty quiet since it took a $15 million check in June 2015 from marquee Silicon Valley investor Andreessen Horowitz to digitize modern office management, starting with a visitor registration system that kills the traditional lobby sign-in book.But it’s been busy during that time.Today, Envoy has over 5,000 companies using its service which massively simplifies how visitors register for meetings, and are handled when they arrive.Gadea tells TechCrunch that the service has managed over 15 million visitor arrivals during its four years of life, and now it is moving to automate another sticky point of office management: deliveries.“As we’ve grown into all these offices and places worldwide, we’ve been looking at what is bigger and where this industry is moving,” Gadea said.
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Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One, which focuses on speed and simplicity.Engadget reports: The first "Fluid Design" interface comes with a redesigned Home page, which is all about simplicity and customization.The top-level section has four shortcuts (your current game, two personalized suggestions, and a deal from the Microsoft store) and a horizontal carousel underneath.The biggest change, however, is the new "Content Blocks" that sit below this screen.Scroll down and you'll find a series of large, visual panels dedicated to games and friends.These are completely customizable and act like miniature hubs for your favorite titles and communities.
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Things haven’t gone well for Apple in the courts today, with the Cupertino firm slapped with a $440m penalty in its long-standing battle against VirnetX.The two companies first ended up in the courtroom after VirnetX sued Apple in 2010 over claims it had infringed on secure communications protocols patents.According to VirnetX, which describes itself as “an internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security”, Apple was using its technology illegally in FaceTime, among other things.Apple, unsurprisingly, disagreed, and thus began a roughly seven year saga.That amounts to $439.7m, made up of a $302.4m jury verdict from 2016 along with a “willful infringement” penalty of $41.3m.The royalty rate the company was deemed to be owed per device was increased from last year, too, rising from $1.20 to $1.80 per device.
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It's oddly fitting that former detective Sebastian Castellanos, protagonist of The Evil Within 2, doesn't seem to remember much about the first game.I certainly didn't remember much more than poor ol' Seb when I booted up the sequel, in any case.Boil-covered zombies will go down to a headshot or two from your handy-dandy handgun, but you'll need every ounce of healing items, explosives, and trick crossbow bolts to take them down in droves.Your map of the twisting, illusory suburb called Union fills out with pips to explore for more ammo, crafting resources, and skill points.While this kind of thing feels like busywork in most open-world games (sidebar: there’s another Assassin's Creed game this month...), the activities fit snugly into a survival-horror game.Scrounging for more shotgun shells or finding more enemies to kill for XP goop feels more vital when every side quest directly helps your survival down the line.
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Anu Guttormin mukaan kieltenopetussovelluksen tavoite on 4000–5000 sanan sanavarasto.Liikevaihto: 385 000 euroa (2016)Tulos: 40 000 euroa (2016)Liikevaihto: 56 000 euroa (2016), 200 000 euroa (2017, ennuste)Tulos: -91 000 euroa (2016)Pari vuotta sitten perustettu Playvation yhdistää digitaalisuutta, pelimäisyyttä ja kasvatustieteen osaamista lasten kielten opetuksessa, kertoo TeknikkaYrityksen taustalla on toimitusjohtaja Anu Guttormin isän 30 vuotta sitten perustama Promentor Solutions, jossa myös tytär on valmistumisensa jälkeen työskennellyt kymmenisen vuotta.
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Researchers are proposing a floating antenna design to help alleviate overcrowding in the electromagnetic frequency spectrum and boost wireless signals.The researchers, from the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) at Ohio State University, are designing suspended high-gain millimeter-wave antenna arrays constructed through a combination of 3D printing and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems).Overcrowding will become more of an issue when 5G arrives.Already packed lower frequencies will come under increased pressure as interconnected devices proliferate and require higher bandwidth.Higher frequencies, meanwhile, are more prone to interference.The silicon substrates which antennas today are often mounted on can weaken the wireless signals and cause losses.
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After Amazon announced in September that it will build a second headquarters in an undetermined location, more than 50 North American cities concocted bids to persuade the company to choose them.The company's new campus, called HQ2, will bring 50,000 new jobs.Dallas, Texas — A development that would surround a proposed station for a $15 billion bullet trainDevelopers from firms Matthews Southwest and Texas Central Partners are pitching a transit-oriented development for Amazon's HQ2 campus, according to Dallas Business Journal.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has formally expressed support for the train plan, which will likely happen with or without Amazon.If fully approved by the city, the 240-mile line would transport passengers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes.
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Children are able to use and understand technology at an early age.You can also avoid any mishaps by following our guides to turn off in-app purchases in iOS or disable in-app purchases in Android.Tynker Coding for Kids (free/in-app purchases)Tynker is quite simple to work with, as it’s very visual — you move the blocks to build your code.This app works with connected toys such are Sphero, Lego WeDo2.0, and even the Philips Hue and Lux lighting systems.Kodable – Coding for kids (free/in-app purchases)
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When Lynne Parker was started handling the PR for a comedy club in 1999, she noticed a distinct lack of women on the bill.The BBC’s decision to ban all-male panel shows has provided a public platform for female comics such as Kerry Godliman, Aisling Bea and Sarah Pascoe to find fame, as have events and support networks such as Funny Women, which Parker went on to found in 2002.The success of Bridesmaids’ all-female cast and the mass adoration of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon and company appears to have given Hollywood the commercial green light to put more funny women on both the small and silver screen.It shouldn’t take a report from the Geena Davis Institute to reveal that women represent a tiny proportion of comical characters in advertising, but here are the stats anyway: in 2017, men are 2.6 times more likely to be funny in ads than female characters.“You’ve often got well-known celebrities, who are not comedians, just taking the piss out of themselves by playing themselves.”Parker lists examples such as Joan Collins in Snickers’ ‘Changing Room’ and Nicole Kidman’s stint with Compare the Market.
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Det kommer att råda hyfsad balans på oljemarknaden nästa år, spår energiorganet IEA i sin månadsrapport.Ökning av konsumtionen väger upp för ökad produktion, och sväljer det överskott som varit ett problem för marknaden de senaste åren, bedömer IEA.Prognosen bygger på att Opecs produktion ligger kvar på nuvarande nivå och på att väderförhållandena blir normala.IEA räknar fortsatt med att den globala efterfrågan på råolja ökar med 1,6 miljoner fat per dag i år.Nästa år spås en något lägre ökning på 1,4 miljoner fat per dag.Produktionen i länder utanför Opec ökar både i år och nästa år, med störst bidrag från USA.
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Finding new things to buy on your smartphone can be a painful experience, as you browse large product catalogs through that small screen.To help mobile users find more products they want, personalization tech provider Qubit is out this week with a mobile-oriented and patent-pending product discovery solution called Aura.It’s an AI-powered layer that sits on top of a mobile website, complementing existing personalization and able to be quickly integrated into a site.After tapping the Qubit icon, the user sees an Instagram-like news feed of images.A menu icon returns the user to regular browsing.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]
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the Competition for developers is fierce in Sweden.Time to look at other markets.It is a well known fact in the techsverige there is a shortage of developers.In the struggle with the scorching companies Klarna and Spotify, it can be difficult for smaller companies to compete for talent.A potential solution is to recruit from other countries.Unfortunately, it is not so that it sits 60.000 developers in Germany or Denmark, and the waiting jobs.
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According to Zuck, “it’s the most accessible VR headset yet;” it starts at $199 and it’s going to ship early next year.It appears that the mobile headset will be a similar experience to the Gear VR, allowing users to spin around but not move freely.Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra called the device, “hands-down the easiest way for developers to get involved with VR.” He said it’s lightweight and “feels incredibly soft to wear.” It will sport lenses that have the same wide field-of-view as Rift and will sport a small controller similar to the one that ships with the Gear VR.The device utilizes a “fast-switch” WQHD LCD screen and spatial audio.It will be cross-compatible with all Gear VR titles.We don’t have much else in the way of specs or battery life right now.
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Misinformation can be used to destabilize and cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure can knock out a country more effectively than an outright military attack.– We live in the most complex and uncertain security situation since the second world war, says army chief Micael Bydén, one of the speakers at the conference Technet Europe in 2017 is going on in the infra city outside Stockholm.And it is a work that is now underway on behalf of the government. "The one who attacks us should know that we are hitting back," says Micael Bydén to Computer Sweden.If a plane violates our limit so we can shoot it down?How it should go closer to the supreme COMMANDER did not go to more than that the mission is with in the plan forward, and that all of course takes place within the international norms and regulations.
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Apple has been granted a new patent for various types of self-adjusting Apple Watch bands, which could automatically tighten or loosen to perfectly fit your wrist (via AppleInsider).The patent — formally US Patent No.9,781,984, “Dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices” — describes bands that go far beyond just simple rubber or leather materials.Instead, Apple seems to be interested in a system where users could electronically adjust the tightness or looseness of their watchbands, either manually or in automatic response to biometric data from the Watch.There are a few proposed ways that the patent suggests that such a band could physically be implemented, including shape memory wire (such as Nitinol) that could expand or contract with electrical signals; a fluid- or gas-filled bladder; lugs that could retract into the body of the Watch; or an extendable case that could move the Watch closer to the wearer’s arm.Obviously, this is just a patent for now, with no actual proof that Apple will build the self-adjusting bands into an actual product you can buy.
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Whether you are new to AWS or a long-time user, the benefits you hope to derive often relieve constraints experienced on-premises.Among them is rapid scalability, reduced time-to-market, and cost-effectiveness.On top of these core benefits, organizations leveraging AWS can simplify IT administration and reduce much of the associated burden.For future downloads the form will autocomplete after your email is enteredBy requesting this resource you agree to our terms of use.All data is protected by our Privacy Policy.
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Image credit: Denys Prykhodov | ShutterstockPinterest is one of the most underrated social networks for lead generation and customer acquisition.Business owners who invest the time in optimizing their Pinterest exposure to reach prospective customers can create a reliable lead-generation machine without needing to invest large sums of money.Here's how to leverage Pinterest to develop your own marketing channel to yield reliable results.The platform combs through board titles, pin titles, pin descriptions and pin tags to surface relevant content for users.Given this reality, those interested in using Pinterest as a lead-generation machine should think like a search-engine marketer.
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