Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

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But 2012 was notable for another reason: an overhaul of the IT infrastructure that CERN's army of physicists using LHC and four other accelerators depend on to run their experiments and crunch their data.Containers have become a way for scientists to run legacy code from old experiments with newer work – the CERN laboratory is 63 years old and the LHC was fired up in 2008.So far, CERN has a small container environment – 1,000 nodes were spun up during a Kubernetes stress test that served seven million requests.Its OpenStack clouds run 24/7 – workloads are constant with experiments and results crunched on available compute.We are a naturally technology oriented organisation – so people do experiment with Go and things like that," Bell explains.It's a philosophy, too – a fact that helps Bell's team minimise adoption risk.
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The Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch and subsequent two recalls were arguably the most embarrassing consumer electronics mishap in recent memory, so you’d think users might be a bit more cautious buying Samsung gear just a few short months later.Nope: if Samsung’s S8 sales are any indication, consumers have all but forgotten the whole flaming phone fiasco just six months prior.Not only did the device exceed break Samsung’s record for mobile phone pre-orders, it also beat last year’s S7 sales by a 30 percent margin, according to a statement by the company.Samsung isn’t providing any specific numbers, but given the company already leads Android sales, it’s probably pretty well off.You could argue that some of the S8’s sales came from would-be Note 7 buyers holding out for Samsung’s next device, but even if so, it’s notable they chose to stick with Samsung in the first place.Maybe consumers have poor short-term memories.
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Inkubatorn Sting har sedan 2002 coachat välkända startups.Nu fyller inkubatorn på med en ny kull av startups, som kommer att coachas under 6 till 18 månader.Totalt rör det sig om sex bolag.“Det är ett riktigt starkt startfält och det ska bli otroligt roligt att coacha och jobba med bolagen.Flera av dem utvecklar produkter som utnyttjar trenderna i dagens samhälle och bygger på teknik som verkligen ligger i framkant”, säger Karin Ruiz, affärscoach på Sting.Här är de sex nya Sting Incubate-bolagen:
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EVIDENCE Everything & PSYCHOLOGY passionateBart is a worldwide renowned consumer psychologist.He devotes his working life on finding the true drivers and influencers of humanity’s (online) behavior.He unleashes companies business value by embedding 1) evidence based growth, and 2) unveiling the psychology behind consumer behavior (and making this knowledge available for everyone on our lovely planet).- Co-founded Online Dialogue (CRO & Evidence Based Growth agency & consultancy), - Is an active board member within the Dutch Psychologists Institute (advisory board) and chairs the EU-advisory group on 'Internet & Psychology', - Is the main character in the documentary "What Makes You Click?", - Is renowned for his practical and mind disturbing keynotes, tips and insights - As well as for his blog wheel-of-persuasion.com and online course on Consumer Psychology: wheel-of-persuasion.com/course
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For one, its Surface Pro 5 might just be a small, incremental step up from the Surface Pro 4 launched nearly two years ago.Chuwi, who has been flooding the market with such devices, has just shown off its upcoming SurBooks at the Hong Kong Global Soruces Fair and, as the rather odd name implies, it will try to take on the Microsoft Surface Book.Actually, it will probably be more accurate to say that the Chuwi SurBook is tackling the Surface Pro rather than the Surface Book.That is due to the fact that the SurBooks have built-in kickstands, something that the Surface Book lacks because it relies on its keyboard dock for weight and stability.And, like the Surface Pro, the Chuwi SurBook comes with a thin keyboard cover.The larger 12.3-inch model has a resolution of 2736 1824, which translates to a 3:2 aspect ratio not unlike the Surface Pro 4.
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The biggest advertising event of the year, Cannes Lions, is coming up in June to celebrate the best in creativity.The industry’s top marketers will gather to discuss creative strategies as well as give insights on what to expect in the future.Campaign management is getting more complicated as marketers have to increasingly deal with shifting timelines, painful review and approval processes, as well as measuring campaign performance.Project management software company Workfront will be hosting a webinar on how marketers can get the “basics” of project management right – to avoid missing crucial deadlines.Below are the top common project management issues Workfront will be discussing in next week’s webinar.Get the approval process right to avoid missing deadlines
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The boundaries between apps and gaming are becoming more blurred by the day, with indie releases now integrating basic programming, engineering, hacking and other technologies into their games.Bomb Squad Academy (available for PCs) may sound like yet another career simulator (albeit not exactly an everyday job) but once gameplay is under way it reveals itself as a clever crash-course in electronics engineering.On the surface, players have to defuse a series of bombs, each a complicated mess of wires, boards and those spiky metal bits.It sounds like perfect fodder for a puzzle game and it still would’ve been a decent little time-waster if they’d gone down that route.Developer Systematic had greater ambitions, though, and made it an educational game by creating what’s essentially a large-scale tutorial on all things electronics.From wiring to gates, capacitors to circuit boards, this is everything you may have learned in a basic computing or physics class, but put in a framework of application over theory.
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We know governments send requests to Google for our data.We know they sometimes get a court order, and they've even done so secretly.And while Google puts out a semi-annual transparency report giving us a broad sense of how often governments are asking to access private data of its users, Google says a new problem has cropped up: the number of requests from governments outside the US is growing.In fact, Google said the more than 45,000 requests it received in the second half of last year were the most ever, and that over 31,000 of those requests came from outside the US."This volume underscores the need for an improved international framework that meets legitimate law enforcement needs and ensures high standards of due process, privacy and human rights," wrote Kent Walker, Google's senior vice president and general counsel, in a blog post."Without better and faster ways to collect cross-border evidence, countries will be tempted to take unilateral actions to deal with a fundamentally multilateral problem."
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Google’s Chrome browser might be on the verge of launching an ad-blocking tool that could see the search giant take control of a market that threatens a large portion of its revenue.Insiders shared the news with the Wall Street Journal, suggesting the filter could be set to default, blocking all ads classed as "objectionable" under the Better Ads Standards.These standards were drawn up by an industry body (of which Google is a member) in March, based on consumer preferences in Europe and North America.That list was based on the feedback of 25,000 consumers rating 104 different types of ad experiences.The ads which were rated the lowest on desktop included pop-up ads, auto-play video ads with sound, prestitial ads with countdown and large sticky ads.The results for mobile were similar, though also included ads with a density greater than 30 per cent, flashing animated ads and full-screen scroll over ads.
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We've speculated that Samsung was holding back a two-camera setup on the Galaxy S8, so it can introduce the design on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.And apparently, we're not alone.Apart from the Note family's stylus, the dual camera mount on the Note 8's back could be the most significant design difference from the S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.If true, that would make the Note 8 the first dual-camera Samsung phone.With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus making their way to buyers' hands this week to generally positive reviews, Samsung could be getting the home run it needs to extinguish any flames of mistrust left from the Galaxy Note 7 recall.(Claiming a large amount of preorders it seems like Samsung did just that.)
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In 2013, it looked to me as though Cloudera, a commercializer of Hadoop, an open-source database, was fast-careening towards $1 billion in revenue.Cloudera was founded in 2008 by a team including Jeff Hammerbacher, a data scientist who was a pitcher on Harvard College's baseball team.As he explained in a 2011 interview, Hammerbacher left Facebook before its IPO -- what he called "an egregious act of wealth destruction" -- because he wanted to spend his time doing something more significant than figuring out why people poke each other on the social network.Hadoop takes a complex data analysis problem, breaks it into, say, 100 smaller pieces, sends each piece to a server for analysis all at the same time, and integrates the answers.Reilly was CEO of ArcSight, an Internet security company, when it went public in 2008 and was acquired for $1.5 billion by Hewlett Packard in 2010.In an October 2013 interview with Olson and Reilly -- both of whom had arrived from California on the red eye-- I learned that Olson wanted to spend his time doing sales and product development rather than managing the rapid growth of Cloudera's team and preparing its financial systems for an IPO.
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Banishing trans fats from foods is linked to reductions in the number of heart attacks and cardiovascular deaths in the years after the bans are implemented, according to data from cities and counties in New York that have made the cut.After three years, the areas banning trans fats from eateries seemed to have an extra 6.2 percent reduction in heart attacks and strokes compared with those that didn’t, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.Last year, other researchers reported in the Journal of Health Economics that the New York bans appeared to cut deaths from cardiovascular disease by 4.5 percent—that is, they spared about 13 lives from cardiovascular deaths per 100,000 people each year.While the decade of bans that have gone into effect in the state offer “natural experiments” on how cutting out trans fat may affect health, the results back up a slew of older studies—animal, controlled trial, and observational studies—that found harms of trans fats, plus benefits of ousting them from people’s diets.That is, their chains lack double bonds between the carbons, freeing the carbons to instead bond to their max amount of hydrogens; they’re saturated with hydrogens.This helps them have useful properties for foods, like being a solid instead of a liquid at room temperature.
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YouTube has spawned plenty of pranksters, though the ones caught up in this one seemed pretty stoked about it.London’s subway network has seen a few bizarre things in its time, but never a full-fledged drum ‘n’ bass rave.Organized by YouTube pranksters Trollstation, the event took over an entire subway car on the London Underground’s Bakerloo line that takes travelers right through the center of the capital.Trollstation didn’t hold back with the setup, either, carrying onto the car a heavy duty sound system, projectors, a mixer, lighting gear, a smoke machine, and microphones.MC Harry Shotta performed one of the sets, surprising plenty of locals and tourists as they stepped on the train at each station.A video of the unauthorized subterranean party appeared online on Wednesday, and it seems that most subway users who chanced upon the rave seemed more than happy to join in.
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The gregarious paleontologist and curator at the British Museum of Natural History studied and described all sorts of new creatures, and brought them to the world through his writings and on his BBC Television show in the 70s.Charig died in 1997, but scientists are finally recognizing a strange dinosaur relative he named but never formally published 60 years ago.New fossils and an analysis of this 250 million year old dog-sized, four-legged, lizard-faced creature, called Teleocrater rhadinus, may seriously shake up what we understand about dinosaur and crocodile evolution.“It’s providing a new window into what the earliest stages of the evolution of birds and dinosaurs were like,” Kenneth Angielczyk, an Associate Curator and paleobiologist at the Field Museum, told Gizmodo.“It basically provides information similar to what Australopithecus,” our most famous hominid ancestor, “provided to human evolution.”Famous University of Cambridge paleontologist Rex Parrington first collected a few Teleocrater fossilized bones in the 1930s, Michelle Stocker, Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Paleontology at Virginia Tech, told Gizmodo.
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It's an unsafe Office environment.Two cybersecurity firms have uncovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office files that have allowed hackers to install malware through Word documents.The exploit -- referred to as "zero day," because it hasn't yet been patched -- works on all Microsoft Office versions, with attacks stretching back to late January, according to McAfee.The suite of programs, which incorporates Word, Excel and PowerPoint, is used by 1.2 billion people, according to Microsoft.Tuesday also is the day that the software giant launches its momentous Windows 10 Creators Update."Meanwhile, we encourage customers to practice safe computing habits online," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement, "including exercising caution before opening unknown files and not downloading content from untrusted sources to avoid this type of issue."
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If you're looking to buy a Wi-Fi audio system, there are plenty of options available.But choosing from between the numerous standards can be bewildering.In order to dispel some of this confusion we've broken down most of the available standards, and the noteworthy products from each.In summary, the main standards are:Most Wi-Fi products have at least two of these standards and some, like Onkyo and Pioneer products from 2017, include four.There are also a number of other standards limited to single manufacturers including Yamaha MusicCast, Samsung Multiroom, Bluesound, LG Music Flow and Raumfeld.
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Well at least it’s official now.After several days of wondering what is truth and what is… rumors, Xiaomi finally came out and confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship model will be unveiled official on April 19, using a beautiful teaser with a special message inside.The teaser image says: “You waited 203 days, we waited 7 years”, meaning that it’s been almost 203 days after the official Xiaomi MI 5S launch and almost 7 years since the founding of Xiaomi as a company of course.Join GizChina on TelegramThe latest rumors insist that the Mi 6 flagship will come with Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4/6GB RAM, 32/64/128GB storage options, dual camera for the Mi 6 Plus model, Iris Scanner, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor etc.Stay tuned, we will have its official unveiling in 8 days – and that’s official now.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Since internet-connected consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 appeared in our lives, the number of games we're purchasing digitally has dramatically increased.However, the rise of digital titles has also proven to be massively beneficial for independent games developers.It's hard when you have limited funds and staff to create a game and get it into enough retailers and in front of enough gamers to make any kind of significant return.Now the online stores for Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation and PC are filling up with exciting titles from independent developersAside from increasing the number of indie titles available, buying digital has many advantages – your game isn’t going to break, you don’t need to worry about physical storage space for boxes and as the majority of these games are tied to online accounts (Nintendo not included) you can play your title on any console as long as you’re able to log into your account on the supported machine.Sony also recently stopped supporting PlayStation 3 on its PS Now service.
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För första gången är det Microsoft som toppar listan i marknadsundersökningsföretaget JD Powers lista över de mest populära surfplattorna, skriver The Next Web.Annars är det oftast Apples produkter som toppat listan över mest nöjda kunder.Genomsnittspoängen för alla tillverkare av surfplattor är 841 poäng.Så vad är det som gör att Microsofts kunder är mer nöjda än andra?Ja, enligt undersökningsföretagets bedömning är tillbehören en av anledningarna.Surfaceanvändarna är betydligt mer benägna att använda pekpennor och tangentbord.
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