Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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As in, should Sony really stick 4K HDR in a phone just because it can - even though no-one will buy the Xperia XZ Premium?Sure, 4K HDR will likely look astounding on a 5.5in LCD - the kind of nice that’ll have fellow commuters reaching out to touch your phablet - but its very existence raises more questions than it answers.See, the Japanese manufacturer has lost out in a big way to Apple and Samsung over the last decade and, while it’s smartphones still sell, its numbers are a long way off its rival flagships.Its answer is to make incredible, relatively expensive phones that few people will buy - where the price tags are justified by features that don’t actually make your everyday better.Just as Sony’s Z5 Premium was the first phone to squeeze 4K into a phone, only for the world to say “OK” and wait until Samsung or Apple did the same thing a couple of years later, so it will be with 4K HDR on the XZ Premium.4K HDR is surely the future for phones, offering both incredibly sharp screen resolutions and a vast contrast range, delivering brighter highlights and deeper, darker blacks.
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Everyone's favourite phone and meme superstar, the Nokia 3310 is back for 2017.At its press conference at Mobile World Congress, Nokia - now owned by HMD - announced three new budget Android phones accompanied by a choir singing the Nokia tune yes, really .Then, after making as if to close the show, they did an Apple, and busted out "one more thing" - the new 3310 that's been rumoured for weeks.To answer your burning questions about the 2017 Nokia 3310:- Yes, it will have Snake- Yes, it will have the Nokia ringtone
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But even though LG’s new flagship smartphone is an undoubted Android powerhouse, there’s plenty of competition, not least from the formidable Google Pixel.Well the most fair argument is that both phones showcase the hyper-refined nature of modern smartphone manufacturing, so you’re probably going to be happy with either.Alternatively, scroll down to the bottom of this page for a summarised version of this article.It's fair to say both handsets are attractive, and you certainly won't be mocked by your mates for carrying either around in public.That’s probably for the best, as the feature was largely useless considering the low number of “modules” available.It turned out that although the LG G5 was made from an aluminium alloy, it was coated with a layers of pigment and primer, which were mistaken for plastic.
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Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesFilmed & Edited by: Joe ZolnoskiI don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself).If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I’ll wear it in an episode.I’m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it’s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
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To improve the traffic to your hotel website, leading to more revenue for your business, every hotel must ensure that they are properly set up to be visible on search engine results pages (SERPs).According to statistics from Chitika:“Sites listed on the first Google search results page generate 92% of all traffic from an average search.When moving from page one to two, the traffic dropped by 95%, and by 78% and 58% for the subsequent pages.”The benefits of SEO for hotelsThe benefits of optimizing your hotel for search include:
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26 rising stars join companies like Deliveroo and Transferwise on the Tech City UK programme for pioneering late stage companies Future Fifty alumni companies have now created 27,000 jobs and raised almost $4 bn in funding through venture capital and capital markets in the last 36 months New companies reflect explosion of Fintech, e-commerce and marketplaces LONDON– BUSINESS WIRE –February 22, 2017– Tech City UK is delighted to announce the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty programme, which showcases and supports 50 of the country s leading growth stage companies.Future Fifty companies represent some of the country s most exciting growth stage tech businesses, while changing the sectors that they operate in fundamentally.Of the 77 companies that have been through the programme since 2014, Future Fifty s track record now includes: Other well known companies that have graduated from the Future Fifty programme include: The 26 companies that join the programme now could soon become household names and active in global markets.Four of the latest intake are graduates of our Upscale programme, which is an intensive six-month coaching initiative for early stage companies.This year s Future Fifty intake includes: All 26 companies have been identified by a highly experienced and respected judging panel made up of some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in UK tech.Azimo www.azimo.com is an online international money transfer service that allows people to send money to any internet-connected device in over 190 countries around the world 2.
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Presidents Day is this Monday, which means it s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things done.Presidents do not have the luxury of being afraid of change.We ve heard the idea of waiting five minutes before responding to criticism before, and it s always worth repeating.Other worthwhile tips from Jefferson s letter include, never spend your money before you have it, pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold, and rather curiously, take things always by their smooth handle.Nobody likes a rambling presentation devoid of meaningful points.Exercise is a very important way to keep your body and mind healthy.
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Not exclusive to GA, but for this instance, I'm gonna pertain to it.I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on reporting.I find that every time I make a report, it takes a lot of time because I pull all data from GA and figure out what things to report on for that time and create a new layout for the report.It's like every time I hand out a report, it's packaged in a different layout with a new set of components.Is that how it really is?I mean, does anyone here just have a running Google Sheet where data automatically feeds into it and calculations/formula are already set in so you just copy those and dive directly into insights?
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As such, a good pair of noise cancelling headphones can go a long way towards tuning out background noise so you can listen to your favourite tunes, and putting a lid on the stresses of life.We take a closer look at some of the most acclaimed wireless, noise cancelling headphones in town to help preserve your sanity on land and in the air.The king of noise cancelling headphones is back with the improved and wireless Bose QuietComfort 35 QC35 .Bose has taken care to keep the features that worked in earlier generations of the QC family, including great sound and superlative noise cancellation.Unlike other such headphones on the market, the QC35 don t offer any fancy features such as touch-sensitive controls; turning them on and pairing is initiated through a straightforward combination toggle switch.There s no question that these premium headphones are designed to go head-to-head with the Bose QC35.
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Adtech startups like to announce when they ve hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but mobile ad startup Vungle is doing a bit better than that — it says it s now reached a $300 million revenue run rate.And while the last three months of the year tend to be the biggest quarter for advertising, CEO Zain Jaffer noted that Vungle s announcement is based on January revenue — in fact, he predicted that the startup will bring in more revenue during the first quarter of 2017 than in in Q4 2016.I think we re in that one sector of advertising technology that is continuing to explode, Jaffer said.Specifically, he said mobile advertisers are increasingly focused on performance.That doesn t just mean clicks or even app installs — Jaffer said the most profound shift for Vungle has been getting access to post-install data, so it can measure whether its ads bring in users who actually open an app and spend money.Competitor AppLovin recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese private equity firm for $1.6 billion, something Jaffer said validates the space overall.
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Didi and Uber s billion-dollar merger completed last August was assumed to have finally settled for the ride-hailing war with Didi ends up the sole dominator in the Middle Kingdom.However, the peace brought by the truce between world s two largest ride-summoning services is short lived as well-grounded local rival Meituan has announced they are entering the battlefield.On Tuesday, China s top O2O titan Meituan added Tuesday a car-hailing function into its app, which now features a wide variety of services from food delivery, film tickets, hotel reservation and flight/train tickets.After finding the ride-hailing service in Meituan s home page, users in Nanjing can book their trips in an interface and operation process very similar to Didi s. Payments can be made with bank cards, WeChat or QQ Wallet.Meituan s entrance into the ride-hailing industry is quite unexpected given that the internet giant is mainly focused on local lifestyle services.The company has kept a low profile when talking about the new service, only explaining to local media that the feature was added to fulfill rising demand from users.Meituan has plans to spread the service to more cities, but hasn t released a timetable for the expansion.Meituan, now more commonly known as Meituan-Dianping after its merger with once competitor Dianping, has some tricks up its sleeves in competing with the already established players led by Didi.Meituan-Dianping now claimes to be the third largest e-commerce platform in China, next only to Alibaba and JD.The company has recorded a combined app download of 180 million with active users hitting 220 million, who contributes to a daily peak order of 13 million.This huge user base is expected to bring traffic to the service.Additionally, nearly all the services that Meituan provides is directly related to intercity transportation services.
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Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting has proposed offering bonus shares to stockholders of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp, the Shenzhen-listed company said in a statement on Monday.Jia, the founder and controlling shareholder of the company, has proposed 20 bonus shares for every 10 existing shares, according to its filing to the Shenzhen stock exchange.The new shares will be converted from the company s reserve capital, it said.The company will be able to expand its share capital through the bonus shares issue and that would help increase the liquidity of the company s shares in the market, the statement said.The plan will also help improve the company s image and is in line with the development strategies of Leshi, the video streaming business of Chinese internet giant LeEco, according to the statement.Shares in Leshi rose as much as 1.5 per cent to an intraday high of 36.36 yuan, before settling 0.3 per cent higher at 35.92 yuan on Monday, ahead of the company s announcement.
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One of the top-three smartphone manufacturers in the world, Huawei is launching yet another competition-killing device – the Huawei Honor V9.The 5.7-inch Honor V9 is expected to be launched on the 26th of February at the upcoming Mobile World Conference MWC .The Honor V9 announcement comes in the wake of the Huawei Mate 9 launch.To quickly recap, the Mate 9 sports Leica dual rear cameras and is factory-equipped with Alexa – Amazon s voice assistant.Huawei Honor V9 SpecificationsThe Honor V9 sports 4GB of RAM and will run Android Nougat straight out of the box.The memory can be extended to 128GB via an external SD card however the Honor V9 comes with an ample 64GB of internal memory.Just like the Mate 9, the Honor V9 sports a dual rear camera setup with each camera packing 12 megapixels while the front camera is a decent 8 MP.The body has an integrated metal design and has an ultra-narrow black edge when viewed from the front.A mere 7mm body thickness houses an impressive 4,000 mAh battery.The smartphone should soon be officially announced by the company that s when we ll come to know about pricing and other info and we will be around to keep you updated.
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Today, it s no secret there s incredible value in having differences in gender, race, sexual preference, age and background on a team.But building a multicultural team goes beyond touting it on the website or employing various recruitment strategies – it s grounded in putting a structure in place that allows specific individuals and communities to thrive, making your company somewhere they want to work and stay.Here are some tips for building a framework that bolsters diversity and creates a welcoming environment for people of all walks of life.Education is a critical tool that helps curb falling back on stereotypes or making assumptions about different people or cultures.When employees have a better understanding of what a special religious or cultural holiday means for a coworker, they re more likely to be accommodating and supportive.Ramadan serves as a timely example.
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Several Facebook accounts belonging to CNN were hacked by the now well known group known as OurMine.In addition to the main CNN Facebook account, which was hit just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, the group also hacked the official CNN International and the CNN Politics Facebook pages.In each case, the group left its logo, along with the message, "Hey, it's OurMine we are just testing your security, please contact us for more information," along with a contact email address and a link to the group's website.As of this writing, the media organization's other social media accounts, such as Twitter and Instagram, appeared to be unaffected.The action follows a similar incident on Saturday that impacted the online presence of the World Wrestling Entertainment WWE group.In that case, WWE had several Twitter accounts taken over by OurMine.
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Emojipedia Redheads might soon be joining the emoji character set, according Emojipedia which we first spotted on The Verge.The report confirms that redheads are on the agenda at the Unicode technical tommittee meeting next week hosted at the AppleNew emoji are decided on by a non-profit organisation called the since 2015 to get redheads added to emoji.
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Trump has also proposed investment in a "serious missile defense system" based on updating the Navy's class guided missile cruisers' Aegis systems and building more class guided missile destroyers.The ballistic missile defense version of Aegis and the Standard Missile 3 RIM-161 missile it controls are currently only capable of intercepting short and intermediate range ballistic missiles, not intercontinental ballistic missiles; to have a chance at taking down a US-targeted threat from North Korea, for example, they would have to be very close to the launch site and hit it early in its launch the boost phase .
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Every month, several thousand academic papers are uploaded to the website arXiv.org, a website maintained by the Cornell University Library.Among them are the latest developments in machine learning, and other areas of research.In December, 9,599 papers appeared on arXiv pronounced archive , which works out to 309 papers per day on average.Among December s postings: ProjectQ: An Open Source Software Framework for Quantum Computing, Brain-Swarm Interface BSI : Controlling a Swarm of Robots with Brain and Eye Signals from an EEG Headset, and Unsupervised Video Segmentation via Spatio-Temporally Nonlocal Appearance Learning.These papers show up before getting peer reviewed or published in prestigious journals.It is a veritable dumping ground for new, and recycled, ideas.Researchers at big companies like Facebook and Google post their latest on arXiv all the time, right alongside people working at universities around the world.It s not easy to keep up with arXiv, because of all the volume, and because the interface isn t well suited for finding what s relevant to you.There are no arXiv mobile apps — well, official ones, anyway.So Amine Ben Khalifa, a research scientist at enterprise software company Workday, did the trendy thing and built an Alexa skill that lets you hear the titles and even abstracts of the 50 newest arXiv in the handful of research areas that are pertinent to him.
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With reboots of Charmed and Hey Arnold!in the works, it s clear that the 90s have made a comeback.That s why we ve launched a new sticker pack on the messaging app Viber that s all about the throwback .Whether you want to reminisce with friends, talk about how much you miss The Spice Girls, or just flirt with bae, there s a sticker for everything.Viber is a messaging app of more than 800 million users that allows people to text, call and share photos with their friends around the world for free.Viber users can also follow group conversations, called Public Chats, from their favorite celebrities or publishers, including HuffPost s Entertainment team.
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A massive gator caused quite a stir when it took a recent stroll on a central Florida nature reserve.A video posted to Facebook by Kim Joiner shows the huge alligator sauntering across a path at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County Sunday.Visitors to the nature center can be seen capturing the unusual spectacle.Nature at its best, Joiner wrote on the post, which has been shared more than 18,000 times.Some Facebook commenters say that the well-known gator is nicknamed Humpback on account of his large, curved back, FOX 13 reports.This is not the first big gator to hit the headlines in Florida recently.
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