Thomas Musick

Thomas Musick

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The return of unlimited data plans from the nation's big four wireless carriers hasn't hurt network performance, according to the latest report from RootMetrics.For the first half of 2017, the testing firm reports that all four major wireless carriers improved their median network speeds in at least 20 markets.AT improved in 51 metro markets, while T-Mobile saw improvement in 73 markets.The companies all improved the percentage of markets that are also able to get more than 20 megabits per second downloads.Then in February, Verizon quietly brought back its own unlimited plan for the first time in seven years."The fact that all carriers improved their median download speeds in 20 markets or more suggests that regardless of what is happening with data plans, the carriers are taking steps to mitigate any negatives from increased demand just not seeing a big decline or any decline really," said Annette Hamilton, Director at Root Metrics.
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Coming this Thursday, Lyft will roll-out an “after hours” feature called Taco Mode, which will allow users to catch a Lyft to the nearest Taco Bell on their way to their destination between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.The Taco Bell-Lyft partnership is a power move by both companies because it almost guarantees a million drunken Crunch Wrap Supreme purchases.According to Foursquare’s data, 14.8-percent of Taco Bell’s customers visited between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Needless to say, party animals and aggressive midnight snackers are phenomenal for Taco Bell business.If a user elects to use Taco Mode, they’ll get picked up in a taco-themed car, complete with in-car menu.They’ll also get a complimentary treat — a Doritos Locos Taco.The payment process is also simple: just place and pay for your order via the Lyft’s iPad and the Taco Bell detour will be added to the ride’s final price.
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Statoil has taken the final decision to build the world's first floating wind farm 25 kilometres off Peterhead in Scotland.the Purpose of the floating wind turbines is to place them in water that is too deep for bottom-placed works.The five turbines of the 6 MW of the paragraph will be over depth of between 90 and 120 metres, 25 miles off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland.The Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil announced on his blog that the final investment decisions have been taken.Total cost is about 2 billion Norwegian crowns, which means a reduction of the price per MW with 60-70 per cent compared with prototypverket tested off the Norwegian island of Karmøy.”Statoil is proud to develop the world's first floating wind farm.
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At the bottom of page 48 of the July 24-Aug. 6 issue of New York magazine, an inscription reads: ‘Reporting by Margaret Rhodes, S. Jhoanna Robledo and Katy Schneider.’ The article credit is attached to a six-page look at some New Yorkers who’ve built outdoor showers and includes product guidance from The Strategist on how to follow in their bare footsteps.In 2003, she cold-e-mailed us with a very small story about Fairway.The little item that came in was lively and ready to go, and ran the next week.Soon, she was doing stories for us of gradually increasing length and complexity.Jho was a good photographer, too, and her pictures occasionally accompanied her words here.A year or two after that first story, when a staff writer went on a long-term leave, we asked her to step in temporarily and write about real estate, a subject she had covered in an earlier job.
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the law change is possible, if the copyright letters sending the policy do not change.copyright compensation claim in the letters has been appealed to several governmental entities: the market court, the Finnish communications regulatory authority, consumer authorities and the ministry of education and culture, the ministry of justices Anna Vuopala tell.the Problem is not only letters threatening language, also the fact that letters have been sent in large quantities.Letters of calls for refunds, the amount of which is pienimmilläänkin hundreds of euros.If compensation is not paid, a letter will threaten to take market law.ministry of education and culture complaints is taken seriously.
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County had hoped to protect land from gamer stampedeMilwaukee County's rules to keep its parks from being overrun by augmented reality gamers have been suspended by a judge over concerns that they violate the First Amendment.US District Court Judge JP Stadtmueller on Thursday granted plaintiff Candy Labs' request for a preliminary injunction, preventing the rules from being enforced while the game maker's case is heard.After Pokémon Go players flooded Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last summer, local officials, aghast at the trash and vandalism, instituted an ordinance that required makers of location-based AR games to obtain a permit in order to utilize locations in county parks.Park officials want game makers to:Be liable for player behavior
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In January 2015, the digital video news publisher for millennials shut down its site and became a distributed publisher, and it quickly became one of the most-watched news publishers on Facebook, with its video-with-text-overlay style widely copied.With seven channels including Politics, Entertainment, Her and Weed and three more on the way, NowThis has figured out how to leverage its editorial breadth to build its audience on Facebook.For NowThis, engagement started to go down when it posted more than 14 videos a day, NowThis president Athan Stephanopoulos said.Facebook limits what it shows to users so they only see what Facebook thinks is relevant to them, so it makes sense for publishers to spin off new channels to expand their audience, thereby “creating more surface space,” said Paul Berry, founder and CEO of RebelMouse, a firm that helps publishers with social distribution.While some have published up to 100 posts a day with success, 20 to 25 seem to be the sweet spot, he said.There’s already a ton of recipes and food porn on Facebook, so NowThis Food, set to launch later this year, will center on cultural stories about food, like food deserts and waste.
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For more than half a century, scientists have dreamed of harnessing an odd quirk of nature— “selfish genes,” which bypass the normal 50/50 laws of inheritance and force their way into offspring—to engineer entire species.A few years ago, the advent of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology turned this science fictional concept into a dazzling potential reality, called a gene drive.Gene drive is a molecular technology that forces an edited gene to be passed along into all of an organism’s offspring, overriding nature’s 50/50 inheritance mix.The first human-engineered gene drive was only demonstrated in fruit flies in 2015, but scientists were soon talking about using gene drives to exterminate invasive pests or kill off throngs of malarial mosquitoes.But soon after, other researchers demonstrated that as an infertility mutation in female mosquitoes was successfully passed on to offspring over many generations, resistance emerged, allowing some mosquitoes to avoid inheriting the mutation.Now, in a new paper out Thursday in PLOS Genetics, scientists at Cornell show that, at least in fruit flies, many more flies than expected seemed to possess a natural genetic resistance to gene drive.
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Biometrics, certificates combo to shore up securityThe move will make the UK high street bank the first in Europe to debut iris-scanning tech.Biometric authentication for banking, in general, has become commonplace over recent years with fingerprints among the preferred method, thanks in large part the inclusion of fingerprint reader technology in higher-end smartphones, particularly since the launch of Apple's TouchID back in 2013.The TSB tech is based on technology from Samsung and only customers with the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 will be able to use iris recognition to access their TSB accounts.The bank already supports fingerprint recognition-based logins.TSB's chief information officer, Carlos Abarca, told the BBC that iris recognition was more secure than other forms of biometrics.
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Yesterday (19 July) Nintendo released the companion app for its Nintendo Switch online service on iOS and Android devices.The app allows players to sample the private lobby and voice chat features that the company will start to charge players to use from 2018.The app has been released to coincide with the release of Nintendo's multiplayer-focused Switch exclusive Splatoon 2 tomorrow (21 July), and this is when most players will be able to try out the online features.They'll find however, that there is a sizeable and frustrating drawback to voice chat.One that further confuses Nintendo's already confusing online strategy.If they want to have a quick look at Twitter, or another app, any voice chat channels will be closed.
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Oracle is targeting "people from diverse backgrounds and profiles with between two to six years work experience", the official press release states.This follows some positive financial results for Oracle, as it posted a 66 percent year-on-year growth in cloud revenues for Q4 2016.That figure comes in at $1.4 billion and includes PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, which has been boosted by the recent NetSuite acquisition.The motivation here is to create a younger, more engaged sales force to help Oracle compete with cloud market leaders AWS, Microsoft and Google.It should also help Oracle to distance itself from the aggressive, long-term licence-agreement sales culture it has thrived on for decades.Tino Scholman, VP of Oracle Cloud EMEA region said: "Our cloud business is growing at incredible rates, so now is the right time to bring in a new generation of talent to our company."
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Baswaren liiketulos huhti-kesäkuussa oli -2,149 miljoonaa euroa, kun vuotta aiemmin yhtiön liiketulos jäi 4,589 miljoonaa euroa pakkaselle.Osakekohtainen tulos oli huhti-kesäkuussa 0,24 euroa tappiolla.Vertailukaudella tappiota tuli 0,32 euroa osaketta kohden.Liikevaihto oli toisella neljänneksellä 37,3 miljoonaa euroa, laskien neljä prosenttia vuoden takaisesta.Analyytikot odottivat Baswarelta kakkosneljänneksellä keskimäärin 38,4 miljoonan euron liikevaihtoa, -3,9 miljoonan liiketulosta ja -0,23 euron tulosta osaketta kohden, selviää Factsetin tietokannasta.Basware piti koko vuoden näkymänsä ennallaan.
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Once the UK has worked out trade, immigration, fisheries and pretty much anything else you think of, Brexit negotiators will be left with one final headache: data sharing.Although the government claims it is committed to maintaining this, a Lords sub-committee has warned the government is showing a striking “lack of detail” on its plan.Operations such as the Internet Watch Foundation’s Hash List, which assigns unique signifiers to criminal images and videos posted online, such as child sexual abuse, rely on this framework to share data with law enforcement agencies globally.If negotiations falter, institutional norms such as unhindered sharing of the European Criminal Records Information System could be threatened.While Theresa May is committed to removing the UK from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the Lords report is not so sure.Data going from the EU to the UK will still be subject to the same laws, so operating under a different system seems an incongruous and costly choice.
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There’s one thing you can generally count on with superyachts: They usually have room for a literal “boatload” of passengers and crew.But you won’t find loads of guest quarters on the recently launched Damen support vessel yacht New Frontiers, according to Boat International.Damen is a Dutch-based international shipbuilder.The company’s yacht division is one of many including seagoing transport vessels, inland shipping, public transport, defense and security, and much more.Damen ships include full displacement and multihull designs, often with the operation and crew superstructure toward the bow, leaving the rest of the boat for passenger or material transport.The ship’s concept is to act as a base of activity that could very likely take place in other locations, rather than just staying on the yacht.
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Teletoiminnan kokonaisliikevaihto kasvoi viime vuonna ensiimmäistä kertaa tällä vuosikymmenellä.Investoinnit painuivat kuitenkin alamäkeen, kertoo Viestintävirasto tiedotteessaan.Teleyrityksille laajakaista-, puhelin-, tv- ja radiopalveluista Suomessa kertynyt liikevaihto oli vuonna 2016 noin 3,5 miljardia euroa eli 2 prosenttia edellisvuotta enemmän.Matkaviestinverkon liikevaihto kääntyi nousuun jo vuonna 2015.Edeltävien vuosien tavoin kiinteistä verkoista kertynyt liikevaihto väheni ja televisio- ja radioverkoista saatu liikevaihto kasvoi.Teletoiminnan kokonaisliikevaihdolla mitattuna Elisa nousi Telia Finlandin rinnalle.
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Last week Oukitel announced a new edition for their U11 Plus phone and probably even more interesting news flew in about the brand new K3 model coming soon.But both of those won’t be ready for some time so it’s the perfect opportunity to discount some phones models that are already out.And on Gearbest in big brand flash sale you can find total of 12 various Oukitel models.And the selection can be quite overwhelming.You can start with the arguably world’s biggest batteries in smartphones with K10000 Pro or K10000 or get cozy with the slightly smaller ones in the three brothers K6000, K6000 Pro and K6000 Plus.It’s also possible you are favoring some cheap dual camera models and then the U20 Plus and U22 would be just for you.
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Google har gått från klarhet till klarhet med programmeringsspråket Go som lanserades 2009.Nu går debattens svallvågor höga om kommande version 2.De som driver utvecklingen av den nya versionen, bland annat arkitekten Russ Cox, tar gärna emot önskemål om vad som ska finnas med i den nya versionen, skriver IDG News.Det är tydligt vilken inriktning som gäller: Fokus för version 2 av Go ligger på att fixa problem med skalbarhet.Och det handlar om skalbarhet både under drift av applikationer, till exempel vad gäller parallellisering, och under utveckling, alltså hur många utvecklare kan arbeta tillsammans med stora kodbaser.Det är inte minst viktigt att underlätta samarbete under löst strukturerade former, alltså typfallet av kommunikation för de flesta öppna projekt.
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South Carolina's voter registration system was reportedly hit by almost 150,000 hack attempts on Election Day 2016.According to a post-election report by the South Carolina State Election Commission, it is likely that most of the hacking attempts came from automated computer bots, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (16 July).However, WSJ reports that there is no evidence to suggest that the attempted cyberattacks targeting the state's voter registration system were successful."However, events leading up to the 2016 General Election, including the breaches of other states' voter-registration systems, created an election-security environment that was very different."In September 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials remotely conducted a "cyber-hygiene scan" for South Carolina that examined the state agency's websites and office networks for potential vulnerabilities.According to the DHS report reviewed by WSJ, the DHS found 55 vulnerabilities across four internet-connected devices used by the State Election Commission – two of which were marked as "critical".
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Biking for charity, along with investors and other european techbolag?this is The idea behind Nordic Makers cykelfärd between Copenhagen and Berlin, which will help with larger network effects.”Companies have much to learn from each other,” says Benjamin Ratz.Techbikers was founded in London in 2012 and organized cykelhelger where the participants would take between Paris and London in the group.”Startupkulturen differ incredibly much between the different countries and we believe that companies can learn a lot from each other if given the chance”, says Benjamin Ratz.so Far, 90 people applied to be on the ride but Benjamin Ratz said that only 60 people will be selected, of which half must be investors or business angels.
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The global smartphone market has stopped growing.Today, 50% of all smartphones sold on the Planet Earth cost less than $200.But Apple is boxed-in to the high-end of the market.For iPhone 8 to be a success, Apple must do something it has only ever done once before: Grow sales faster than the market as a whole and take market share from other companies.Everyone is hoping that Apple's next iPhone — "iPhone 8," allegedly — will be awesome.But it's not until you see these charts from analyst Sherri Scribner and her team at Deutsche Bank that you realise just how high the mountain Apple must climb with the upcoming launch, scheduled for September.
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