Steven Restivo

Steven Restivo

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Det verkar som att Facebook inte vill vara sämre.Enligt sajten Business Insider, som refererar till en rapport, planerar bolaget att lansera smarta högtalare i början av 2018.Läs även: ”Därför satsar Apple på röststyrning i hemmet”Röststyrning har de senaste åren seglat upp som ett område där konkurrensen mellan techjättarna är intensiv.Det är kanske inte så konstigt om man har i åtanke hur snabbt området växer.Den kinesiska sökjätten Baidu uppskattar till exempel att hälften av alla sökningar på nätet kommer att vara röst- eller bildstyrda år 2020.
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That Apple has a car project in the offing, we know now, Tim Cook confirmed this in the beginning of the summer.Tim Cook confirms: Apple develops the system of self-driven cars.But when the so-called ”Project Titan” sought to develop a system of self-driven cars rather than the car itself, suggests new data that the company may still have not completely given up the plans on a self-developed car.Chinese Yicai Global reports that Apple entered into a partnership with China's largest manufacturer of batteries for electric and hybrid cars, Catl.incidentally, It is the same manufacturer that will supply batteries to the remains of Saab, namely Nevs.If the data is correct, it can therefore, indicate that Apple ensures access to elbilsbatterier for a custom car project.
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Having already announced the Galaxy J7 Nxt for India, Samsung also quietly unveiled its latest pair of unlocked budget smartphones for the US, the Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J7.Starting with the Galaxy J3, the phone packs a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution, with a 2 MP camera up front and a 5 MP sensor around back.The home button does not double as a fingerprint sensor, but at least you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.Under the Galaxy J3’s hood are a quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1.5 GB of RAM, with the 16 GB of storage expandable by up to an additional 256 GB through the microSD card slot.Finally, the 2,600 mAh battery should be big enough to get you through the day.Shifting to the larger Galaxy J7, the phone packs a larger display with the same HD resolution, while the front and rear cameras get resolution bumps to 5 MP and 8 MP, respectively.
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Annonsnätverket Tourn har skapat en automatiserad plattform för marknadsföring genom influencers.Bolaget har i dag 160.000 influencers kopplade till sig, bland annat profilerna Kenza Zouiten, Bianca Ingrosso och Alexandra Bring.Nu redovisar Tourn en ökad omsättning under andra kvartalet 2017.Omsättningen landar på 11,6 miljoner kronor, att jämföra med 3,3 miljoner samma period året innan.Samtidigt landar rörelseresultatet efter avskrivningar på minus 418.000 kronor, jämfört med minus 475.00 kronor under samma period förra året.För det första halvåret 2017 i sin helhet redovisar Tourn en omsättning på 20,8 miljoner kronor, från 5,2 miljoner kronor samma period föregående år.
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In case you manage to drag yourself out of the ongoing Game of Thrones craze today, you might be in for a treat: superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson just tweeted that he’s joined forces with Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, for his next film, which airs on the company’s YouTube channel July 24 (that’s today!).It’s not the first time Apple’s flirted with celebrity partnerships: last year, it teamed up with Taylor Swift to create 60-second commercials that aired on Twitter and Instagram, and promoted the Apple Music streaming service.Teamed w/ @Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?)— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2017It isn’t clear exactly how long this movie will be, but from the poster art you can see above and The Rock’s Facebook post about it, it’s safe to assume there will be a shit-ton of action, explosions and stunts.Describing the flick, The Rock said that it’s “the BIGGEST, COOLEST, CRAZIEST, DOPEST, MOST OVER THE TOP, FUNNEST (is that even a word?)
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It may be called Pokemon Go, but the headline grabbing mobile game seems to have trouble getting going.The pop culture phenomenon, which uses augmented reality to let you chase cartoon monsters in the real world, saw its July 2016 debut marred by overloaded servers and other technical issues.The problems kept people out of the game and caused developer Niantic to pause the rollout while it fiddled under the hood.Now it's deja vu all over again as similar woes have befallen Saturday's Pokemon Go Fest, a first-of-its-kind ticketed event in Chicago that brings players together in an urban park to pursue colorful Pokemon creatures.On Saturday morning, a number of attendees took to Twitter to complain that they couldn't access the mobile app.Other ticket holders bemoaned long lines outside Chicago's Grant Park, which they said kept them waiting long after the event had kicked off and caused them to miss significant goings-on.
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Google skriver i ett blogginlägg att man har fått förfrågningar från VR-utvecklare om hur de ska kunna finansiera utvecklingen av VR-upplevelser genom att visa annonser inne i upplevelserna och sedan tagit fram en lösning för detta.Det är Googles startup/experiment-avdelning Area 120 som har tagit fram exemplet ovan där det räcker att en användare tittar på en liten ikon av en annons några sekunder för att denna ska blåsas upp i fullformat och sväva framför användarens ögon.Google skriver själva om det här annonsformatet i VR-upplevelser:"Our work focuses on a few key principles - VR ad formats should be easy for developers to implement, native to VR, flexible enough to customize, and useful and non-intrusive for users."Google efterlyser nu VR-utvecklare som vill vara med och testa annonsformatet inför en eventuellt framtida lansering av formatet på plattformar som Google Daydream, Google Cardboard samt Samsung Gear VR.Är det något du skulle vara intresserad av så hoppa vidare på länken nedan och läs mer.
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Two major dark web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, have been shut down, US and European authorities announced.The marketplaces offered drugs, weapons, forged documents, and malware.AlphaBay, the larger of the two sites, hosted around 369,000 listings for various items at the time of its seizure, the US Department of Justice said.AlphaBay went down unexpectedly earlier this month, prompting speculation among users that the site’s founders had scammed them or been caught by law enforcement.The Justice Department discovered the identity of AlphaBay’s operator, Alexandre Cazes, in part because he used a Hotmail email address associated with his real name in password reset emails to his customers.Cazes, a Canadian citizen living in Thailand, was arrested on July 5th and is believed to have hanged himself in his cell on July 12th.
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Milan has had enough, and if we’re being honest, we can completely understand why.Starting this Summer, the city’s town hall has banned selfie sticks from Milan’s historic Darsena docklands area.According to news site The Local, the ban is part of a wider crackdown on tourists and younger locals exhibiting anti-social behaviour in the city centre.Selfie sticks aren’t the only objects to be given the shove.Glass bottles, containers, tins, firecrackers and fireworks have all been placed on the list.Selfie sticks essentially allow humans to take pictures which prove they were actually at a location, more often than not obscuring said location in the process and ruining what could have been a perfectly beautiful photograph.
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Skype has discontinued support for smart TVs.Putting Skype into smart TV sets was a boon to families, especially for elderly, disabled or non-technical users who found a TV remote much easier to handle than a PC, tablet or smartphone.Skype disabled this feature on smart TVs about a year ago, and there were lots of complaints on its online forum.What makes things worse is that smart TV sets running Android TV OS can’t even support a simple USB webcam.Companies such as Logitech tried producing dedicated “TV cams” for Skype calls, some having built-in H.264 video compression.Tellybean was founded by someone with the usual problem: grandmother in Australia, grandchildren in Finland.
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Two Iranian nationals have been charged with hacking a US defense technology maker to steal and sell its rocketry simulation software.The US Department of Justice claims Mohammed Reza Rezakhah and Mohammed Saeed Ajily compromised developer Arrow-Tech to download tools that are restricted from export under America's International Traffic in Arms Regulations.It's claimed the pair, with the help of a sidekick, spent at least five years foraging around inside Arrow-Tech, from August 2007 to at least May 2013.According to prosecutors [PDF], the duo infiltrated Arrow-Tech's corporate network to grab the company's Projectile Rocket Ordnance Design and Analysis System (PRODAS) suite, which is used to develop rockets, missiles and similar weapons.Exports of PRODAS are restricted, meaning anyone wishing to sell the software to a customer outside the US must get approval from Uncle Sam – which, of course, is unlikely to green-light any effort to send such technology to Iran.Ajily, a 35-year-old businessman, wanted to tout the software to Iranians and other foreigners without America's approval – so he recruited Rezakhah, a 39-year-old alleged hacker, to steal the code, it is claimed.
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Few developers have been as good at multiplayer games than Nintendo.From the old classic Ice Climber, on to the Mario Kart series (and the countless Mario-spinoffer), we have been able to gather in the couches and played against friends.When it comes to measuring themselves against others over the net, however, things have not been as good on the qualitative titles for Nintendo's consoles.Splatoon, which was released for the Wii U for quite exactly two years ago, was very much a response on this.the Title can be described as Nintendo's attempt to flirt with the Call of Duty audience, even if it hardly moves if something glorified krigsvåld.the time was Splatoon a big success, not least thanks to the fact that Nintendo themselves were good at to maintain the title with updates and major events.
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Lengthy filing by Internet Association highlights value of today's rulesThe world's largest internet companies lambasted the FCC in a formal filing today, telling America's telecom regulator to kill its plans to ditch net neutrality rules.In a lengthy 38‑page response [PDF], accompanied by a 45‑page economic analysis [PDF], the Internet Association – which represents Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter and 35 others – argues that the current effort underway to get rid of the Open Internet Order would "create significant uncertainty" and "harm consumers and innovators alike.""Undoing the Commission's 2015 Order, and even continuing to discuss reopening the settled open internet debate, will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful balance that has led to the current virtuous circle of innovation in the broadband ecosystem," says the filing.The response and paper comes the week after the same companies held a "day of protest" against the FCC's plans (formally a "notice of proposed rulemaking" or NPRM), warning consumers that if the current rules are changed, they risk facing a slower and more expensive internet.The section headings alone tell the story:
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Google har experimenterat med flödet, tidigare Google Now, i Pixel Launcher sedan årsskiftet.I senaste versionen har flödet fått en genomskinlig vit bakgrund, så bakgrundsbilden lyser igenom svagt.Pixel Launcher kan fortfarande bara installeras på Pixel och Pixel XL från Play Store, vilket är beklagligt då föregångaren Google Now Launcher inte har uppdaterats sedan början av november 2015.De som vill köra en aktuell hemskärmsapp från Google på exempelvis sin Nexus och få uppdateringar från butiken kan i nuläget alltså inte göra det.Förhoppningsvis släpps Pixel Launcher för alla enheter längre fram.
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Pörssiyhtiöiden ensimmäinen neljännes meni yli odotusten.Suomella on takanaan monta nollakasvun vuotta.Se jäädytti palkat ja toi työntekijöille kolme palkatonta työpäivää lisää vuodessa.Englanti, Ruotsi ja Saksa ovat kehittäneet verotustaan ja poistaneet jäykkyyksiä työmarkkinoilta.Samaan hengenvetoon hän toteaa, ettei tarvitsekaan olla.Ei ollut koskaan erimielisyyttä kasvun tarpeellisuudesta.”
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The QR code, the ubiquitous data-storage format that dominates daily life in the internet age in mainland China, is taking its first step abroad, after a global organisation that supports unified payment systems adopted and published the specifications for transactions using the code.EMVCo, a consortium for smart payments that’s collectively owned by American Express, Visa, Mastercard and UnionPay, on Saturday published the first version of QR code specifications, or the industry standard for the payment format, a year after UnionPay proposed a safe and open global system.“UnionPay played an active and leading role in the preparations for the issuance of the standard,” said Zhou Jinjia, a UnionPay executive in charge of the QR code promotion.“It was UnionPay, the leader in the EMVCo working group, that helped provide the final technical solution.”The move is a giant leap in the evolution of the black and white squiggles first created in 1994 by Denso for the Japanese automotive industry.Known as the Quick Response codes, the format comprised random patterns of black squares on white background, capable of holding 300 times more data than traditional bar codes.
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We’ve all been in the situation where you know you should go to the doctor, but it’s only a minor complaint.Babylon already has an artificially intelligent chatbot that is being used by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) that can help you to figure out which health care professional you need, and has a dedicated app that can connect you to a GP on your phone.Created four years ago, the app now has over a million users worldwide, as well as a clinical service in Rwanda called babyl that connects people to medical professionals through smartphones and dedicated booths equipped with digital tablets.In the first six months of the service existing, almost 10% of the adult population of Rwanda has registered with babyl.We met with Dr Ali Parsa, CEO and founder of Babylon Health to talk about his plans for Babylon and the future of healthcare.In the episode, a GP gives herself an imaginary syndrome (fibroids), gives the chatbot her symptoms, and it manages to correctly diagnose her.
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It’s common knowledge that cloning has broken the bonds of sci-fi, and that labs around the world are experimenting with cloning techniques.“Cloning” isn’t a very scientific word, so it’s no surprise that there are several different techniques that you could call cloning.That includes the common gene cloning, where biological materials are reproduced — and used for medical techniques or even meeting demand for red meat — as well as therapeutic cloning, which involves swapping nucleus DNA between eggs for a shortened development process.But for the real, “that’s what I meant” style of cloning, we need to talk about somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT).It’s the sort of science that inspired stormtroopers and dinosaurs in our favorite movies, and it’s probably exactly what you were thinking of.Skin cells and the traditional cheek-swab also work, but the cells have to be healthy and undamaged.
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Local councils and the mayor's office have expressed concern to Business Insider over bike-sharing startup oBike, after it left hundreds of yellow bicycles on the streets of London without properly notifying boroughs that it was launching.oBike is a startup from Singapore that announced earlier this month that it plans to deploy at least 5,500 bikes across London.Users pay a deposit of £49 to access the bikes, and rides are then billed at 50p every 30 minutes.It went on to say that "most [of the bicycles] had been left at right angles to the kerb, partially obstructing the footpath, and creating a potential hazard for pedestrians – particularly the disabled."Hackney Council also expressed its concern over the launch of oBike in London.Feryal Demirci, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, transport and parks, said in a statement that "we are disappointed that Obike have not tried to contact us to tell us the scheme is happening."
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Then it saw the light of day for almost two years ago, 29 July 2015, Windows 10 pulled to enormous amounts of attention.If you measure pr success in the amount of text that is written about something, it is probably pr-manager at Microsoft happy.If you also want to have positive reviews so the picture becomes more turbid.If we look at the past year, it has really pulled in different directions as regards the reviews of Windows 10.On the other hand huge expectations on the upcoming updates.Here is a look at what has happened around the Windows 10 in the past year, ahead of the anniversary tomorrow.
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