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By now, the eyerollingly slang-infested phrase PlaneBae has likely crossed your radar.In short, a woman and her boyfriend live-tweeted what seemed to be a budding romance between a man and woman sitting in front of them on an airplane.At first blush, it seems innocuous, like exactly the kind of thing you do when you're bored and traveling.I, for one, like tweeting the random things little kids say.The man, Euan Holder, said in a video Wednesday that he laughed when the story came out and that he's had an incredible experience.Voyeurs have come looking for me online and in the real world," she told Business Insider in a statement through her lawyer this week, also saying "Strangers publicly discussed my private life based on patently false information."
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While having industry connections undoubtedly helps, cold emails, if done right, can be a very effective method of spearheading a company's fundraising efforts.But how do you get the attention of a busy VC whose inbox is glutted with requests?Niv Dror, founder of San Francisco-based firm, Shrug Capital, has been on both sides of the equation.Dror singlehandedly raised his own fund with contributions from high profile VCs like Founder Fund's Cyan Banister as well as Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz.In an effort to raise his own fund, Dror spent a lot of time thinking about what makes the perfect pitch.Now that he's receiving scores of cold emails from entrepreneurs by the day, Dror is offering his insights to founders seeking funding.
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A German robottaxitjänst on the roads already in 2019.Bosch and Daimler join forces and announces that they will test driverless vehicles in San Francisco, where they will offer ”shuttle service on some selected routes”.self-driven cars come closer to reality.this is according to The German industrijätten Bosch together with Daimler will begin testing a fleet of robottaxis next year.In a statement, said the two companies that you have chosen California as a pilot area.in 2017, revealed the two companies that collaborated to develop a self-driven car and the goal is within a decade to have developed a genuine autonomous vehicle must be able to handle all kinds of traffic situations.
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As allergy season intensifies, many people are cursing pollen - the powdery substance released by plants for reproduction.In ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, researchers report a new method for cleaning out the insides of pollen grains so that the non-allergenic shells can be used to carry medicines or vaccines into the human body.Pollen grains have a tough outer shell that protects the male genetic material from environmental stress.Previously, scientists have explored this sturdy yet biodegradable material for various applications, ranging from drug and vaccine delivery to masking the taste of fish oil.Researchers have even developed a method for cleaning out a particular type of pollen spore, lycopodium, to remove allergens and provide a hollow space that can be filled with the desired material.So Harvinder Singh Gill and colleagues at Texas Tech University wanted to develop a simple cleaning method that would work for many types of pollen.
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What do computer coding and creating art have in common?Who are the artists who have influenced you most?How can art make everyday life better?Ask all this and more to new media artist Zach Lieberman.Lieberman is an artist, researcher, teacher, and hacker who makes tools and art that play with what is visible and invisible.He uses the body and code working together to create projects such as a tool allowing people to draw with their eyes, an app that allows iPhones to visualize sounds in A.R, and software that shows video stills where they were captured in physical space:
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Amsterdam, July 11, 2018 - In the middle of a peloton, racing cyclists experience only five to ten percent of the air resistance they face when cycling alone.A new study, published in the Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, based on wind tunnel research on a peloton of 121 cyclists may explain why so few 'breakaways' in professional cycling races, like this year's Tour de France, are successful."It turns out that current calculation models used by some race teams to determine the best time to escape are based on the wrong assumptions," explains lead author Professor Bert Blocken at the Eindhoven University of Technology & KU Leuven."Perhaps these new results will lead to more successful escapes and partly explain why so few escapes succeed, and why the peloton often hauls in the riders that do escape," Dr. Blocken added.Professional cyclists however, suggest that in a peloton you 'sometimes hardly have to pedal', which assumes that air resistance must be much lower.The research team, led by Dr. Blocken systematically chart, for the first time, the air resistance for each rider in a cycling peloton of 121 riders.
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Wework lägger vantarna på 10 000 kvadratmeter mitt i Stockholm.Hur "skön" stämning kommer det bli på det nya kontorshotellet?Elscooterhysterin i USA, med bolag som värderas i miljardklassen, har nu nått Sverige och Skype-grundaren Niklas Zennström.Skulle Fredrik eller Sven ställa sig på en scooter?Dessutom: Klagomålen mot Klarna ökar.Lyssna på veckans avsnitt här:
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A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience.Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer named SpiNNaker, has the potential to overcome the speed and power consumption problems of conventional supercomputers.The aim is to advance our knowledge of neural processing in the brain, to include learning and disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease."SpiNNaker can support detailed biological models of the cortex--the outer layer of the brain that receives and processes information from the senses--delivering results very similar to those from an equivalent supercomputer software simulation," says Dr. Sacha van Albada, lead author of this study and leader of the Theoretical Neuroanatomy group at the Jülich Research Centre, Germany."The ability to run large-scale detailed neural networks quickly and at low power consumption will advance robotics research and facilitate studies on learning and brain disorders."The human brain is extremely complex, comprising 100 billion interconnected brain cells.
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Don't panic: The Open Threat Exchange is still onlineThe two companies announced the deal on Tuesday, saying that AlienVault would join AT Business as part of its enterprise and SMB security services.Specifically, the telco giant says that after the deal wraps up it will offer AlienVault's Unified Security Management (USM) service to AT Business subscribers.A threat intelligence specialist, AlienVault allows admins to track and monitor possible malware infections and attacks on their networks.AT said after the deal closes it will also continue to support Open Threat Exchange, AlienVault's public service for tracking malware threats and attacks in the wild."AlienVault’s expertise in threat intelligence will improve our ability to help organizations detect and respond to cybersecurity attacks," AT Business CEO Thaddeus Arroyo said of the deal.
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The system now consists of a swirl of low- to-mid-level clouds.Despite the lack of strong thunderstorms and deep convection, Fabio is creating ocean swells that are affecting portions of the coasts of southern California and the Baja California Peninsula.These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.An infrared image taken on July 6 at 7 a.m. EDT (11 UTC) by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed no strong convection remained in Fabio.Coldest temperatures around Fabio's center were near minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) and were limited to a very small area.Strong convection can be found when cloud top temperatures exceed minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius), and MODIS imagery showed much warmer cloud top temperatures.
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Despite being wildly different from Earth in almost every way, Jupiter does feature some familiar phenomena — including aurorae, what we call the Northern and Southern lights.But Jupiter’s aurorae have something Earth’s don’t: strange features caused by the Jovian moons.Scientists analysing data from the Juno spacecraft spotted some of these anomalies in action.They saw swirls and spots caused by Jupiter’s moons Io and Ganymede.And, as is often the case, things weren’t what they seemed from far away.“You always find small-scale features that are really surprising and unexpected.
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The Outlook.com feedback hub reveals that a dark mode is coming to Microsoft’s online email client.The company revealed a sneak peek in October 2017, but a representative says it was merely a prototype that needed lots of work to be worthy of mainstream use, hence current the delay.The final ready-to-use version should appear on Outlook.com “soon.”“One reason for the delay is our insistence that we deliver the best Dark Mode of any leading email client (you’ll understand when you see it, I guarantee),” the representative says in a post response.“We’ve redesigned the colors and code multiple times and are proud to enter the final stretch.”The news arrives by way of a post on Microsoft’s Outlook.com forum where one user said a dark/night mode is essential and “a necessary feature.” So far, the post received 1,013 votes and falls behind other complaints including problems with the new layout (1,038 votes), an issue with automatically opening emails (1,065 votes), the difficulty in distinguishing read and unread messages (2,623 votes), and more.
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These days, business phone landlines are increasingly digital rather than analog, and leverage the data capacity of the internet via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology.Selecting a phone plan for your business requires planning and foresight beginning with your company’s needs.Think about the number of phone lines required for employees, including dedicated lines for those archaic fax machines that continue to soldier on (although they will eventually be replaced by online fax services one day soon, we hope).Also consider what additional services are needed, such as voicemail, integration with mobile devices and any international calling needs.Put your business phone system in the cloudMitel MiCloud Office is a UK-based business VoIP provider that hosts their service in the cloud.
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Privacy is a squishy concept, one that constantly evolves with the times—and with changing technologies.The disruption of established privacy norms is nothing new: People were concerned when the postcard came out, for example, because they believed mail should be private.The technologies and devices we consider essential to modern life also create an exhaustive record of where we go, who we interact with, how we entertain ourselves, and more.The consequences of that come into sharp focus when we learn, as we have over the last several years, how often corporations fail to safeguard our most sensitive information, or that the government is secretly spying on us.There are measures you can take to lock down your own data, but broader protections may require new legislation or even reimagining our constitutional rights for the digital era; after all, the Fourth Amendment's protection against "unreasonable" searches and seizures gives significant room for interpretation.Now the question is whether the courts, the federal government, or the states will step in to protect our privacy.
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It was only last week NASA released a stunning Van Gogh-like image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere taking by the Jovian orbiter's JunoCam and colorized by citizen scientists.Yes, Juno, which last month had its mission extended to 2022, has again produced the goods with an image detailing Jupiter's southern hemisphere from approximately 44,300 miles away, NASA reports.The jawbreaker-like hemisphere is jaw-dropping, backed by the obsidian darkness of space.It's hard to grasp just how big the planet is as it fades to black, but citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill's colour-enhanced image makes it feel like you could swipe it up in the palm of your hand.You shouldn't try to do that.Jupiter is so big that 1,300 Earths can fit inside it.
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Recently, some media reports said that Huawei is relocating out of Shenzhen to Dongguan, Guangdong.According to a daily economic news report, Huawei started to relocate on July 1, and about forty 8-ton trucks have been moving between Shenzhen and Dongguan Songshan Lake.The report suggested that this relocation will see about 2,700 people moving from Shenzhen to Dongguan Songshanhu.The report also mentioned that the relocation also included personnel from various departments and it was aimed at expanding the company’s development scale.This report has caused a small stir online and many wondered why Huawei will want out of Shenzhen.However, the company has finally addressed the issue and it stated that it will stay in Shenzhen and will not relocate.
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The Android P release date is next month, according to Google’s official timeline, and, right on time, you’re able to download Developer Preview 3 starting today.This is version of the software is described as ‘near-complete’, with a big focus on bug fixes and stability, as noted by Google VP of engineering David Burke.Android P Beta 3 builds on top of the final APIs, features and new emoji we got with Android P Beta 2 in early June.This pace makes a August 2018 release date look even more likely.While developers got an early preview back in March, this is the third public beta of Android P that we’ve received.And, while it doesn’t have any new front-facing features, the stability optimizations and security updates act as a great way to “test your apps now to make sure they are ready before the final release,” according to Burke.
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Nordea has signed an agreement with Gjensidige Forsikring on the acquisition of all the shares in Gjensidige Bank.the Estimated purchase price is 5 500 million Norwegian krone, 578 million, which will be adjusted for the equity generated by Gjensidige Bank until the deal is completed.the Acquisition, which requires, for example, approval from authorities and other conditions, is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2019.It is clear from a press release.Gjensidige Bank is one of Norway's leading online banking and offers individuals a range of digital banking services, home loans, auto financing, consumer credit, and savings and investments online and through a network of strong partners.Read also: Nordea Swedish it-the slaughter: "we have had too many small units"
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But now taken a major step that creates entirely new conditions according to the affärsystemsexperten Jonas Andersson, who is ceo of analysis and consulting firm Herbert Nathan.– instead of that, the suppliers shall maintain, perhaps, ten versions of the system so you go now to the cloud and that perhaps hundreds of thousands of uses.This means that the solution must be extremely stable and must be clean and standardized, and does not contain a variety of unique customizations, " he says.The tools so that they can build their own script within the same framework as the system, " explains Jonas Andersson.you Want to remain in the forefront on the way so it's not about the technology that can be purchased on the town – you have to go a step further.in Parallel with the entire structure of business is changing in this way is also changing the ecosystem of the teknikrevolution now under way.
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The recent classification sought to address the growing use of digital technologies where people turn to electronic devices at the expense of other things such as work (or school), friendships and socializing.But both parties seem to agree on one thing: more and more people are choosing to play games over other activities.Back in 2011, game designer Jane McGonigal reflected on the increased play of video games in her book Reality is Broken:The fact that so many people of all ages, all over the world, are choosing to spend so much time in game worlds is a sign of something important, a truth that we urgently need to recognise.The truth is this: in today’s society, computer and video games are fulfilling genuine human needs that the real world is currently unable to satisfy … And unless something dramatic happens to reverse the resulting exodus, we’re fast on our way to becoming a society in which a substantial portion of our population devotes its greatest efforts to playing games, creates its best memories in game environments, and experiences its biggest successes in game worlds.In a world where terror haunts the streets of major cities, mental health problems are on the rise, and international relations have become worryingly strained, people are increasingly seeking escape in the vivid and thrilling experiences of online gaming worlds.
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