Thomas Crain

Thomas Crain

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the Media group MTG's turnover landed on the 4 280 M during the third quarter, which was 2% above analysts ' forecast, according to SME direkt.Although the operating profit of 257 Million were slightly above expectations, while net income of sek 154 M was marginally below expectations at 156 Million.Framtidshoppet MTGx had a turnover of 798 Million in the quarter, in line with analysts ' forecast, while the operating income of minus 38 M was a bit lower than expected minus 15.5 Million.”As a result of the investments we have made, we have adjusted our förväntansbild for MTGx full-year earnings.the Ambition remains to report a positive result in the fourth quarter of this year, but at a lower level than previously expected”, says Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, president and ceo of MTG, in the report.Read more: MTG after and philips complete: We should buy more gaming companies
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When buying a home theater projector, people typically only think about the one room in which they plan to use it, and ignore all the other places it could also go.Wherever you take it — from a dark home theater, to an airy, open-concept living room, to the backyard for a movie night — your video will pop.The white casing is designed to melt into the ceiling for overhead mounting (if that’s how you decide to install it), and side grates kick out heat and audio well enough that the former doesn’t drown out the latter.Despite having to support just a 10.1-pound unit, the 1450’s feet didn’t instill much confidence on making level adjustments, but never caused any problems.Still, ample inputs make this projector a prize for presentation pros; the 1450 has ethernet, USB-A, USB-B, MHL, HDMI (a pair of them), a couple VGA-ins, and both audio in and out jacks.Lacking a handle or a case, it isn’t easy to move it around, though you certainly can, and may find yourself wanting to.
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H:s vd Karl-Johan Persson har länge varit en aktiv investerare i svenska startupbolag.Ett av hans projekt är 41:an Invest (NTL), ett riskkapitalbolag som drivs ihop med serieentreprenören Stefan Krook.Duon har de senaste sex åren investerat drygt 100 miljoner kronor i bolag som Budbee, Dib Hotel, Myacadamy och Kivra (NTL), där Stefan Krook själv är grundare och vd.Läs mer: Scannad post ska locka småföretagare till KivraNu kan Di Digital avslöja att 41:an Invest bildar ett nytt bolag ihop med Wallenbergstiftelsernas investeringsbolag FAM, med Marcus Wallenberg som ordförande.Enligt Stefan Krook ska bolaget "dubbla 41:ans investeringsförmåga" och får därför namnet 82:an Invest.
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Flatiron School accused of operating without license, cocking up grad claimsAnalysis New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week agreed to settle charges that New York City-based code bootcamp Flatiron School operated without a license and failed to adequately disclose information about the employment outcomes of graduates.Flatiron School has agreed to pay $375,000 in restitution to eligible graduates who file complaints with the Attorney General's Office within three months of the settlement agreement.The school has taught about 1,000 students about computer programming since its founding in 2012 and charges between $12,000 to $15,000 for in-person classes over periods of 12 to 16 weeks.Flatiron's lack of a license reads more like a comedy of errors than malfeasance.This went on into 2015, with the school acknowledging it had violated the law and signing a settlement agreement.
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Emma Lundberg and her colleagues at the Human Protein Atlas project has received research funding of Chan, Zuckerberg's Initiative.the Physician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebookgrundaren Mark Zuckerberg, is behind Chan, Zuckerberg's Initiative where the goal is that all diseases will be extinct in 100 years.One of the initiatives is The Human Cell Atlas, where all the body's cells to be mapped.Now has two Swedish research projects have been funded by the organisation, selected as two of the 38 pilot projects around the world.It is absolutely a merit.And it is not easy to get the money to kartläggningsforskning, it tends to be more to hypothesis-driven research, " says Emma Lundberg, associate professor at KTH and co-workers in the Human Protein Atlas project, conducted at the Science for life laboratory.
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Google today announced a fun update to Google Maps that’ll allow you to virtually visit a dozen additional planets and moons in our solar system.The company has added to its lineup imagery of Pluto, Venus and several moons and also made it easier to find them in Maps.In total, Google Maps now features imagery of 16 celestial bodies.It’s worth noting that while Google has long offered detailed imagery of Mars and the Earth’s Moon, these weren’t directly accessible from the Maps interface.So if you ever wanted to visit Enceladus, Dione or Iapetus, Saturn’s third-largest natural satellite, in Google Maps, your time has come.The company notes that it worked with astronomical artist Björn Jónsson to bring planetary maps of various moons and planets to its service.
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A key hurdle for fusion researchers is understanding turbulence, the ripples and eddies that can cause the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions to leak heat and particles and keep fusion from taking place.At the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), scientists have assembled a large database of detailed measurements of the two dimensional (2-D) structure of edge plasma turbulence made visible by a diagnostic technique known as gas puff imaging.The two dimensions, measured inside a fusion device called a tokamak, represent the radial and vertical structure of the turbulence."It could help us understand how turbulence functions as the main cause of leakage of plasma confinement."On Earth, researchers create fusion in facilities like tokamaks, which control the hot plasma with magnetic fields.PPPL scientists have now delved beyond previously published characterizations of turbulence and analyzed the data to focus on the 2-D spatial correlations within the turbulence.
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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Cortana Collections and some settings being consolidated.The Fall Creators Update, which ships next week, is now finalized, so all new builds are part of the next update (internally called RS4).Microsoft has released four major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update.Collections can consist of items you shop for, restaurants, recipes, books, movies, and TV shows.Separately, Cortana’s proactive content is being migrated to the Action Center.Microsoft argues this gives you one place to go to find out what action to take next and to see the important insights Cortana has for you.
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And then it's just Aftonbladet, Expressen, TV4, and possibly a few more that can compare with the impact that Joakim Lundell has in social media.It makes him unattractive to many advertisers.He does not want to become a live advertising medium, as he himself puts it in Sara Lindmarks interview.But the main reason that Joakim Lundell and almost all other major influencers still only consume a negligible part of the marknadsavdelningarnas reklambudgetar is quite another.Today we got further evidence that investors right now love Swedish game developers.Although it is small It-company Qiiwi behind spelsuccén Backpacker but it has in all of the cases have not as yet resulted in any major income.
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Microsoft will no longer be adding any new features into Windows Mobile and will end all support and security patches by 2019.How did Microsoft go from owning the most popular mobile OS to announcing its death in 10 years?A search for some of the most popular apps in the world routinely returned poorly made apps by random developers or no results at all.A lack of apps led to a lack of users.This was finally supposed to be the move that brought the two platforms together.Microsoft made a big bet that its massive desktop division would give the mobile division a large enough selection of apps to attract new users.
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Google has pledged a billion dollars in nonprofit grants over the next five years, part of a push to help reskill workforces around the world.That’s described as “a new initiative to help Americans with the skills they need to get a job or grow their business,” and will offer tools spanning everyone from high schoolers, small businesses, developers, job seekers, and startups.“We understand there’s uncertainty and even concern about the pace of technological change,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said of the project.“But we know that technology will be an engine of America’s growth for years to come.”Google has apparently been testing out its Applied Digital Skills training, part of Grow with Google, with around 27,000 middle and high schoolers.It aims to give a core understanding of digital essentials, like spreadsheets and email.
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Porrindustrin har ofta legat långt framme när det gäller teknisk utvecklingen.I ljuset av detta är det antagligen inte särskilt konstigt att världens störta porrtjänst Pornhub nu har börjat använda sig av artificiell intelligens för att enklare kunna kategorisera de filmer som laddas upp till tjänsten.Systemet använder sig av datorsyn för att identifiera personerna som medverkar i filmerna och den kan även identifiera andra egenskaper i filmen och se till att filmerna därefter hamnar i rätt kategorier.AI:n har matats med bilder på tusentals porrskådespelare för att den ska kunna se vilka som är med i filmerna den tittar på.Pornhub uppger att man bara matat AI:n med bilder på professionella porrskådespelare och amatörskådespelare ska därför inte riskera att bli katalogiserade av AI:n.Än så länge uppger Pornhub att man har katalogiserat cirka 500.000 porrklipp med AI:n och man hoppas att AI:n ska ha gått igenom hela deras enorma bibliotek till slutet av året.
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Thanks to its usefulness as an indicator of how badly humans are messing up the Earth with global warming, scientists like to keep a pretty close eye on the ice in Antarctica.Now, a massive hole the size of Lake Superior has appeared many miles inland from where the ice meets the ocean, and scientists have little concrete explanation as to why it's there.The hole, which is called a polynya, is incredibly puzzling because of its odd behavior.This isn't the first time it's been spotted, having appeared last year for a brief period as well, and long before that it was detected back in the 1970s.However, it disappeared for several decades before showing back up, throwing a huge kink in many scientific explanations for its existence."At that time, the scientific community had just launched the first satellites that provided images of the sea-ice cover from space," Dr Torge Martin of the GEOMAR Research Division explains of its initial discovery many decades ago.
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So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to traul US systems for classified data—in at least one case, successfully—and that North Korea hacked into classified South Korean military files.And though the recent Russian and North Korean incidents involve fairly specific circumstances, they serve as sobering reminders of just how much can go wrong when you grant deep system access to software that may not be as secure as it seems.But it's worth understanding what you’re dealing with.A quick recap: After months of escalating hostility toward the Russian cybersecurity company and antivirus maker Kaspersky, including its complete banishment from US government agency computers, the New York Times reports that Russia has in fact used Kaspersky antivirus software to probe federal systems for US intelligence secrets.Kaspersky denies that it has any direct connection to the Russian government, and the New York Times report that outlines Russia’s intrusion stops short of stating that the company colluded with Russian intelligence.But the two incidents underscore a troubling truth either way: Antivirus software can pose major risks, whether you’re an intelligence service or an everyday computer user.
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When you get a new phone, how much thought do you put into the apps that come pre-installed on it?It pays Android OEMs for things like prominent search bar placement and to make sure apps like YouTube and Chrome are included on the phone.It also pays to be the default option for built-in web search boxes on Apple’s Safari browser for both Macs and iOS.All of these costs are called “traffic acquisition costs” and they’re going up.The rapid increase in costs comes for a variety of reasons.Part of the increase is due to Google just delivering more ads on websites that use its ad services.
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Star Wars fans, are you ready for some football?The official Star Wars Twitter account confirmed Sunday morning what Mark Hamill seems to have leaked weeks ago: The "Last Jedi" trailer is coming Monday, apparently during "Monday Night Football," though the tweet didn't specify a time.We'd suggest watching the whole game, which features the Minnesota Vikings at the Chicago Bears, but especially paying attention at halftime.(Keep those snacks close by.)Back in September, Luke Skywalker actor Hamill tweeted out that fans should "Watch Monday Night Football on Monday October 9th -- for no reason in particular."His tweet was quickly deleted -- guess Disney didn't want its star jumping the gun, or lightsaber, on trailer news.
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Microsoft’s new Xbox One X — touted as the first console to offer true 4K/60fps gaming — has been fully revealed and detailed at this point, but because it doesn’t go on sale until November 7th, no one has really gotten their hands on one.However, one lucky YouTuber was given the chance to teardown the new console and discovered a cute detail inside: every Xbox One X has an etching of the Halo series’ Master Chief riding a scorpion.The engraving can be found on the system’s circuit board, and serves as an Easter egg on several levels: Master Chief is undoubtedly the unofficial mascot for Microsoft’s Xbox brand, while the scorpion is a reference to the Xbox One X’s original code name, Project Scorpio.Meanwhile, in the Halo games themselves, the tanks the Master Chief uses are also dubbed Scorpions.This hidden joke was revealed by YouTuber Unocero, who made a video about a recent tour of Microsoft’s Seattle campus, where the teardown was filmed.Of course, this isn’t the first time Microsoft has hidden the Chief inside its Xbox hardware.
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There is a widespread shift away from three tier computing to hyper-converged systems which work within a broader strategy of hybrid platforms.Bringing together storage, computing and networking functions has been happening for some years.Even then many systems still suffered from data silos which stopped businesses truly controlling and making use of their data.As individual business units sourced their own cloud services organisations were left with ‘Shadow IT’ – where no one took strategic responsibility for technology and many services were duplicated in different departments.This is both expensive but also creates a business and regulatory risk with a lack of clarity as to where crucial company data is stored.As ‘Industry 4.0’ impacts on more and more industries across the economy it becomes ever more important for companies to make proper use of their data.
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do you remember the classic the app Google Goggles, which automatically told me what the camera viewfinder showed?It was abandoned and has not been updated since the summer of 2014.the New and updated version is called Google Lens, and is a unique feature of the Pixel 2.Google describe it as an exclusive preview, so it is possible that the Lens will come to more android phones.Google uses the research together with the search engine's Knowledge Graph to tell you if what now the user happens to point the camera against.As an example, Google sights, books, cds, movies, and art.
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Snap har sålt cirka 150 000 exemplar av sina kameraglasögon Spectacles, enligt vd Evan Spiegel.Snap-chefen gav det beskedet vid en konferens i Beverly Hills och fastslog stolt att försäljningen översteg den för Apples Ipod under första året, rapporterar CNBC.Ipod släpptes 2002 och såldes i 143 000 exemplar det året.Evan Spiegels nöjdhet kring Spectacles kommer vid en tid när Snap försöker omvandla hela verksamheten till en med fokus på kameror.Bolaget har fram tills nu huvudsakligen hämtat sina intäkter genom annonser på meddelandetjänsten Snapchat.Att det har gått någorlunda trögt med omvandlingen framgår av de senaste rapportsiffrorna.
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