Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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Will Smith has traded his perfect shot for a magic sword.And Netflix gave us our first look today at San Diego Comic-Con.The story is set in a modern-day alternate universe where humans have coexisted with orcs, elves and fairies since forever."Bright" stars Will Smith as a human cop named Ward, and Joel Edgerton ("Midnight Special") plays his orc partner, Jakoby.According to the official Netflix description, even as the two battle each other, "as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.""Bright" also stars Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez and Margaret Cho.
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En Raspberry Pi är inte större än ett kreditkort, men den kan användas till långt mycket mer än att bara betala fakturor.Ursprungsmodellen togs fram med syftet att stödja undervisningen i grundläggande datakunskap i skolor och utvecklingsländer.I och med att serien blivit allt mer populär har dock användningsområdena för de lilla enkortsdatorerna formligen exploderat.Så bygger du en magisk spegelSå bygger du din egen NASSå bygger du din egen superbilliga mediaspelare
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“Mmm, how do you make food taste like this?” your dinner guests will ask, as you try to hide your new Smoking Gun (£80) behind your back, waving away a puff of your secret ingredient with a waft of your hand.“Oh, it’s nothing,” you’ll say, “just something I picked up from Heston.” Which isn’t strictly a lie, as it is part of the super-chef’s Sage range, with a removeable burning chamber for the Applewood or Hickory wood chips, and a silicone pipe for making sure the smoke goes where you want it to, and doesn’t just make people want to start chewing on your curtains.
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IBM are finding it difficult to gain traction in the cutting edge tech spaces, despite major investment.IBM posted a decline in revenue for a staggering 21st straight quarter, resulting in a 2.5 percent share price fall.While the company missed its mark on revenue, it still managed to exceed expectations on earnings.Analysts had foreseen this outcome for the company that has consistently missed the mark on revenue by four percent, with stocks subsequently falling 2.5 percent this time round.This slip in IBM stock left the share price down at $149.15 in after-market trading.These results continue to reflect how IBM is wing clipped by its legacy business, while also proving the difficulty the company is facing in entering the competitive cloud space, and regaining relevance.
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Wieden+Kennedy has revealed its latest work for Honda: a celebration of both the intricacies and beauty of filmmaking as part of the auto brand’s sponsorship of movies broadcast on Channel 4 and sister channels More4, Film4 and E4.Dream Makers, the hero 90-second spot, is an amalgamation of four different short films, in four different genres, featuring four different Honda models.The dramatic scenes are not the finished product but rather include the CGI skeletons, storyboard sketches, grading annotations and printed scripts that go into the production of a movie.The film aims to take viewers on a whistle-stop tour of the silver screen creative process, with the process being presented as an analogy of the ‘passion and relentless pursuit of excellence behind both great films and Honda vehicles’.The Dream Makers creative harks back to Honda’s ‘The power of dreams’ strapline.Shorter idents will run alongside all films shown across the Channel 4 portfolio over the next year.
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Access, the division of Alphabet that runs Google Fiber, had announced last year they'd dramatically cut back on its plans to expand its fiber rollout.The company lost its CEO and was leaderless until March when broadband veteran Greg McCray was brought in to steer the ISP in a new direction.After just five months in the job, McCray has stepped down from his post and the future of the company that was meant to disrupt the broadband business looks uncertain.The reasons for McCray’s sudden departure are still unclear, however according to Bloomberg, the CEO didn’t exactly have a smooth start at the company.He upset staff and caused a number of HR complaints over sexist comments during his first address to Access employees.Alphabet CEO Larry Page said in a statement that the company is "committed to the success of Google Fiber" and was looking for a new leader to manage the business.
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Apple skriver på sin utvecklatportal att det nu är fullt möjligt för utvecklares kundtjänst att bemöta recensioner i App Store.Det är en ny roll som Apple implementerat i Itunes Connect.Tidigare har det bara varit möjligt för de med admin-tillgång men nu blir verktyget mer anpassat för arbetslag.I det nya Itunes Connect-utseendet kommer de med kundtjänstbehörighet skickas direkt till betygssektionen när de klickar på ”Mina appar”-fliken.Här kan de sedan svara på olika omdömen, positiva som negativa.Tidigare har rollen varit uppdelad i ”Manager” och ”Marketer” och de som har någon av dessa tilldelad sig, får per automatik den nya behörigheten.
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That was what got us excited when we heard the new Apple TV would have third-party apps.Only when we reviewed the thing, we discovered the Siri Remote was sub-optimal for such activities.You’re in at the deep end in Manticore Rising, which initially finds you floating through the debris of an obliterated space fleet.For some reason, the hero stays aloft by blasting the floor with a massive gun, while being propelled forwards at insane speeds by an unknown force.But Phoenix HD’s procedural generation makes every game different, and there are some great touches, such as colour fading from the screen when you’re about to die and could do with scooping up some ship-repairing space dust.And like Nintendo’s title, this premium game’s all about skill – there’s no skipping ahead using IAP.
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Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth reach a record high of $66.7 billion over the weekend after shares of the social network’s stock continued to climb last week.Forbes, which provides a ranking of the world’s billionaires based on their net worth, says the 33-year-old tech titan is currently the sixth-richest person in the world.Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped that list, followed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amancio Ortega, co-founder of the retail giant Inditex.Gates is worth more than $90 billion, according to Forbes.But can Facebook’s stock continue climbing for long?The tech firm’s shares rose to more than $160 per share on Monday, but the stock is currently down 0.43 percent at $159.26 per share.
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Gran Turismo Sport has received numerous setbacks since its announcement in 2015, but developer Polyphony Digital has finally revealed a release date for the racing game.The game will be the first Gran Turismo title to launch on the PS4, although it will be slightly different to previous entries in the series.To see how GT Sport differs from its predecessor, here are seven things you need to know about the new racer.[H5] It's not a direct successor to GT6Unlike the traditional line of Gran Turismo games, which aims to provide the biggest and most diverse car list of its competitors, GT Sport is a spin-off title that is setting its sights on the world of esports.Developer Polyphony Digital has designed GT Sport to allow drivers to hone their skills behind the wheel, rather than hand them a host of championships to complete for unlockable cars.
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This 3 port USB 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience.Setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble.A built-in foam pad protects the hard disk.This device features automatic sleep and spin-down, and goes into sleep mode automatically after 10 minutes in idle state.Currently receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (read reviews), it's discounted by 48% down to just $21.99, See it on Amazon.This story, "48% off Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure External Case - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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It svenskgrundade the company, BTI Studios, which specializes in subtitles and dubbing of movies, are bought up by the Swedish private equity firm Altor.The venture capital company, Carlyle European Technology Partners that are now sold BTI, after four years of ownership.the price tag on the deal is none of the parties want to disclose – but given that the company has a turnover of just under one billion, it will undoubtedly be a major deal.It's great to be back with a Swedish principal owners", says Björn Lifvergren.Behind the buyer Altor is the financier Harald Mix.1998 was the company a part of the SBS group, which, among other things, took Channel 5 and a variety of european tv channels.
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The release comes less than two weeks after the first public beta arrived June 29.The beta lets anyone with a Mac -- including workers with their BYOD MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, and IT admins responsible for supporting Apple's OS -- try out the upgrade, test application compatibility and explore its new features and functionality.If the past is any predictor, as many as 3 million Mac owners worldwide -- the number estimated to have downloaded and installed last year's public beta of macOS Sierra -- will give High Sierra a go before Apple taps it as done later this year.We have the proof: Questions about everything from release cadence to support.Has Apple issued the public beta for macOS High Sierra yet?Apple released the first of a series of public betas on June 29, four days after it delivered one for its latest mobile operating system, iOS 11.
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Video games have a long history of counterfeit cartridges trying to pass themselves off as legitimate.But while there are plenty of obvious knock-off video game hardware floating out there, it's pretty rare to see a game console that tries to exactly mimic the look and functionality of a legitimate system.With Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic in April after 2.3 million sales, bootleggers have apparently stepped in to provide reasonable facsimiles in an attempt to satisfy what seems to be still healthy demand.These aren't obvious knock-offs like the Chinese "Entertainment System," which just sticks an old 500-in-1 Famiclone in a vaguely NES-Classic-Esque shell.No, these are full bootleg consoles that try to mimic the NES Classic Edition down to the small details.NeoGAF user Lupin the Third spotted one of these bootleg systems in the wild late last week, finding physical hardware that looks remarkably similar to the real thing.
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If you haven’t been keeping up with the Kardashians/living under a rock, here’s a business update from their head office: the youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, is setting the cosmetic industry alight.In a ‘try before you buy’ cosmetic world how has the teen done it?However, this no longer seems to be the case, with internet sales in Great Britain growing by more than 21 percent annually.With the Kardashian name behind you, the answer is definitely yes, as Kim’s little sister has demonstrated.While Kylie Jenner has opened up some physical pop-up stores, her cosmetics brand is primarily sold online.And it appears that cosmetics don’t necessarily need the backing of a global celebrity brand to be successful online.
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Via the american Androidbloggen Android Police rolled during the evening a picture out of what is said to be Google's upcoming Pixel XL Gen 2, the sequel to the popular and terribly competent Pixel XL that unfortunately never found its way to Sweden.According to the latest bildryktet Google Pixel XL to get a so-called ”bezel-less " design”, that is to say, the same type of slim design with minimal frames around the screen that we have seen in, for example, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and LG G6.Already a few weeks ago was also a part ryktade specs out on the new Pixel XL, which among other things whispered about a 5,99-inch large screen with ultra-slim frames, Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and (probably up to) 128 GB of storage.Previous rumors claim that the LG in the year has been chosen to build Google's Pixel-phones, instead of HTC, which built last year's models, and it is speculated that the reason for Google's change of manufacturers is that the HTC does not have technical conditions that are currently building phones with minimal frames around the display.Android Police gives this rumor a probability of 8 out of 10, and we can not say that we hope that they are wrong.The big question for sweden is, however; will it at all be sold in Sweden, or we lose another generation of Google phones?
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Kayak is letting customers of its popular travel search site book hotel rooms directly from Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, thanks to a new integration launched today.The latest version of the Kayak Alexa skill will let users say things like “Alexa, ask Kayak to book me a hotel room in Boston,” and Alexa will guide them through the resulting set of available lodgings.When users find a hotel they want, they can then talk through the process of booking it without ever having to interact with a smartphone, tablet, or computer.Kayak announced the skill update at VentureBeat’s MB 2017 conference in San Francisco.It took many months for Kayak to build the skill and bring it to market, in part because the travel company wanted to make sure it was making the right choices around user experience.After all, booking a hotel room can cost hundreds of dollars.
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Old dogs can always learn new tricks, provided they are smart enough and have the right tools.Founded in 1962 — a generation or so before ecommerce giants like Amazon — Walmart has 11,700 stores and 140 million weekly shoppers in 28 countries around the world.Here in the 21st century, Walmart has also become the second largest online retailer.As such, Walmart is in a unique position to build a bridge between its ecommerce operations and its global network of stores.That means deploying the kind of machine learning that can leverage a strength Walmart has been building for some time: the digital relationship between its customers’ online experience with the experience of shopping in malls.Speaking at MB 17, Laurent Desegur, vice president of customer experience engineering at WalmartLabs, said that building that relationship depends on a few factors: offering low prices, managing risk, and not only helping shoppers find the products they are looking for, but making that process as convenient as possible.
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This year’s edition of the Rise Conference in Hong Kong opened with lively discussions on centre stage, which set the tone for this three-day event.John Collison, the co-founder and president of US payments provider Stripe, said in his session on “Building for Asia’s New Economy” that the company is setting up operations in Hong Kong, following strategic partnerships with Ant Financial’s Alipay service, the largest third-party payments platform of mainland China, and Tencent Holdings’ WeChat Pay.The next session on “AI & AR: Hope or Hype?” yielded interesting points for discussion.Vitaly Pomomarev, founder of WayRay, which provides augmented reality (AR) displays for connected cars, played down concerns about autonomous driving vehicles because these would ultimately be safer means of transportation in future.Li Zhifei, the founder and chief executive of Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company Mobvoi, predicted that mainland China is likely to lead the world in introducing autonomous driving in cities.In his session “Transforming a news company in 2017”, South China Morning Post’s chief executive Gary Liu pointed out that investments in artificial intelligence and natural-language processing would help the 114-year old media company to transform and further develop its business in future.
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Investors have been told the fight against climate change is in their hands, with 71% of the world's industrial greenhouse gas emissions originating at just 100 fossil fuel companies — a third of which are publicly traded.That's according to environmental charity CDP's 2017 Carbon Majors Report, which found that a total of 833 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions were released between 1998, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was founded, and 2015.That's roughly the same amount released since the beginning of the industrial revolution until 1988, the CDP notes.If the next 28 years match the emissions rate of the previous 28, the report continues, we're on course for a 4ºC temperature rise by the end of the century, leading to food scarcity and species extinction.Just 25 fossil fuel producers were linked to 51% of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions, including BP, Shell, ExxonMobile, Rio Tinto and Total, with the top three worst emitters named as state-owned producers from China, Iran and Russia.China's coal manufacturers are responsible for a whopping 14% of the total between 1988 to 2015.
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