Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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Sonos has cooked up a superb quality speaker at a more affordable entry point, meaning it's no longer just one for the upper earners.Slipping in as the smallest, most affordable of the Sonos family, the diminutive speaker might fool you into thinking it's making big compromises in order to get below the premium bracket.There's no Bluetooth to be found on the Play:1 and no battery either; this is totally about high quality streaming around the house that's only limited by your Wi-Fi capabilities.The grated design spills around the entire tin the speaker, which goes for the taller and slimmer look over the Play:3's wider angles.On the top of the speaker, the mute button has now transformed into a play/pause button instead, which is an intuitive move by Sonos.Double tap it and you'll skip to the next track too - extra useful.
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Some day in the far future, it’s possible our descendants will kick it up a notch and wrap the entire Sun in a massive solar-collecting shell known as a Dyson Sphere.It’s also possible that some advanced alien civilisations have already gone this route, which is why some SETI folks are on the lookout for these hypothetical objects.Instead, he was thinking about aliens, and the kinds of things we should be looking for to finally prove they actually exist.Conceptually, Dyson’s hypothetical sphere makes a lot of sense, particularly for advanced civilisations with a huge appetite for energy.Graduating to a Type 2 Kardashev civilisation sounds all good and well, but constructing — and maintaining — a megastructure of this scale won’t be easy.Unfortunately, this could disrupt the delicate gravitational balance within the Solar System, leading to downstream consequences like planet-on-planet collisions.
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If you haven’t heard, Whole Foods is an organic health food supermarket which aims to stock healthy options without any additional preservatives, sweeteners, or artificial colors.While they generally charge a premium compared to other grocery stores, they offer a far wider variety of health food options vs traditional markets.First opening in 1980, the company has grown into a national super-chain, with 431 markets now open nationwide, and is currently being acquired by Amazon for $13.7 Billion.The purchase from Amazon adds a 27% premium to Whole Foods‘ closing share as of Thursday June 15th 2017, valuing the company at $42 per share.Amazon in the Grocery BusinessAmazon launched Prime Pantry back in 2014, charging customers a flat $5.99 rate to deliver up to a 45-pound box of traditional grocery items including cereal, toiletries, and canned goods.This helped to begin the company’s evolution into “The Everything Store”, making it less and less necessary for customers to leave their homes for any kind of shopping whatsoever.
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Det sade Rubin Ritter, en av bolagets vd:ar till journalister under fredagen.Under förra året uppgick Zalandos intäkter till 3,6 miljarder euro, motsvarande omkring 35 miljarder kronor.Läs även: Zalando når rekordnivå på börsen – trots vinstfallZalando, som är Europas största renodlade återförsäljare av mode på nätet, har också meddelat att företaget ska börja sälja kläder från H Weekday.Läs mer: Zalando börjar sälja H:s varumärke WeekdayZalando utökar också sitt samarbete med sportmodeföretaget Nike och ska sköta logistik åt modekoncernen Bestseller där bland annat Vero Moda ingår.
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For the Swedish Väderstad will be the development of their seeders considerably easier if all manufacturers use the same open systems.– It is good if it establishes a global standard for digital farming.For us it is an important issue, " says Stefan Vålberg, responsible for system development in Väderstad.Modern seeders are equipped with the control system in order to sow and spread the fertilizer, normally in interaction with the tractor's gps system.Väderstad has developed the advanced control system so that the harvest will be as high as possible per square meter.It is all about spreading the seeds on the right way with automatic control.
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Shouting out commands at your laptop is a lot of fun but there are occasions when typed input works better - and apparently Cortana's engineers have taken note.You can already type queries into Cortana on Windows 10 but the digital assistant is soon going to work more like an instant messenger app, according to insiders.In other words, the experience would be more like it is with Google Assistant on mobile, where you have a back-and-forth text chat with the AI.Voice input for Cortana isn't going away, but it sounds like text input is incoming.That's all according to "sources familiar with the matter" speaking to Windows Central, so don't take it as 100 percent certain just yet.We don't have any timeframe on when this new feature might arrive, but it makes sense for Microsoft to expand the number of ways you can interact with Cortana.
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The easiest way for you to get a leg up on your competition is to make sure you have an honest and thorough understanding of where your business is at right now.In this article, Sujan Patel walks through the 6 step growth audit that you need to run on your business before launching your growth initiatives, including how to:- Run a "health check" on your key metrics- Find your top acquisition channels- Create your customer personas- Draft your growth process
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Automobile e-commerce platform Gongxifache receives USD 11.8 M for Series AFinancing status: RMB 80 million (USD 11.8 million) Series A financing in 2017Automobile e-commerce platform Gongxifache on Friday receives USD 11.8 M for its Series A round to introduce financial services to its partners to improve their efficiency for automobile transactions.Gongxifache is a business-to-business (B2B) automobile e-commerce platform that provides online automobile trading, financial and logistics services for the automobile trading industry.For individual buyers, they can easily finish automobile transactions online on its e-commerce platform.Through browsing and paying for automobiles online, the transaction between buyers and the platform can be finished easily based on its logistic services.
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Det är på måndag klockan 19.00 som årets WWDC officiellt går av stapeln när Apple håller sin keynote.Företaget förväntas visa upp nya versioner av IOS, Mac OS, TV OS och Watch OS – men även ny hårdvara så som uppdaterade Macar, en Ipad Pro och en Siri-högtalare.Men redan nu har platsen för skådespelet börjat förberedas.9to5Mac skriver att McEnery Convention Center i San Jose, Kalifornien, börjat smyckas med Apple-dekaler.5000 utvecklare väntas komma till mässan och på Twitter har några postat bilder på hur mässhallarna kläs i Apple-skrud.Vanligtvis brukar Apple klä själva insidan av mässan med banners föreställande de nya operativsystemsversionerna.
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Swedish super entrepreneur Niclas Luthman has made "Non-sugar-generation" his great quest.This after being successful in the HiFi industry for decades, he is now using his resources to help humanity to use and eat less sugar.Candy and chocolate are the obvious choices for most children when asked what they would like to eat.This stands for a lot of obesity around kids today says Ing.He has therefore produced a whole set of bars as an alternative to the dangerous candy available everywhere.He is talking about this at Sweden Food Tech Big Meet
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I'm currently in high school and I am continuing to explore career options.I definitely want to do some sort of business and advertising has always been interesting to me, especially in the last year or so.I've read both of Oglivy's books and I'm going to explore some others soon to further expand on the field.My understanding is that the main branches in an agency are copywriter, media, research, and accounts.If it is, I have a few questions for the last three, all very similar.What types of degrees would be required for the last three?
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the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has via Twitter confirmed that the 3 and 3T will be updated to Android O. Everything else had been a minor scandal when the sharp version of Android O is most likely to be released in the autumn, long before two years passed after the devices launch.It also means that the OnePlus 2 from late summer 2015 will be without the Android O. the Device has not even gotten the Nougat, but the update is apparently on again, even if there is quiet from the manufacturer's page.Hopefully, OnePlus will be faster this time when it comes to getting the latest version of Android to the last generation (in short) flagship.A lot of you have been asking, so I'm proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T.
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p Andy Rubin’s Essential just launched its first smartphone, and to say that it’s controversial is a bit of an understatement.There’s plenty to like about the Essential Phone, but also a few curious omissions and one design choice that is very hard to gloss over, whether you like it or not – that front-facing camera that cuts into the screen.The Essential Phone’s design definitely stands out, but it’s not completely unique.A recently discovered patent suggests LG is working on phones with a similar design.The patent in question depicts a phone with a centrally-positioned front camera that cuts into a “bezel-less” screen with rounded corners.This prompted Phandroid’s Andrew Myrick to speculate that LG could be Essential’s manufacturing partner, similarly to how Google and HTC have collaborated to produce the Pixel and Pixel XL.
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p I'm consulting for a very big media agency that manages over 100 influencers / actors / rappers etc.Looking for those who have access to mid-rolls to potentially work out a deal to work together.
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p Sysadmins with FreeRADIUS in their boxen need to run in an upgrade, because there's a bug in its TTLS and PEAP implementations.Stefan Winter, who works for Luxembourg's high-speed academic network RESTENA, discovered FreeRADIUS's broken TLS session resumption authentication.To handle comms interruptions (for example, if someone on a TLS connection moves from one cell tower to another), Free RADIUS skips what's called “inner authentication” – meaning the user isn't asked for a new login.“This is a feature but there is a critical catch: the server must never allow resumption of a TLS session until its initial connection gets to the point where inner authentication has been finished successfully”, the advisory states.“Affected versions of FreeRADIUS fail to reliably prevent resumption of unauthenticated sessions unless the TLS session cache is disabled completely, and allow an attacker (e.g.a malicious supplicant) to elicit EAP Success without sending any valid credentials.”
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p How would you define or identify a fake growth hacker?Background: Currently I'm having trouble with potential clients shutting me down because they've had one, or more, bad experiences with novice marketers claiming to be growth hackers.For this reason I've decided to compose an article online that will help startup founders to identify fake growth hackers.
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p Late last month, restaurant franchise Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed that it had suffered a security breach affecting its POS system.The company has released an update on that revelation, saying that ‘most’ of its stores in the US were affected by the malware.Chipotle says the investigation into the breach, which involved both law enforcement and security firms, has been completed.The data breach was first revealed on April 25, 2017, though details were slight.In an update, Chipotle has stated that the malware was operating from March 24 to April 18, and that it worked by searching for track data gathered from a bank card’s magnetic stripe.This data could include things like the cardholder’s name, the card’s number, the verification code, and expiration date — all things that can be used to jeopardize the bank account itself.
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p Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin—the capital of Texas and home to the South by Southwest festival.The move comes one year after the ride-hailing services left the area over a driver-background check dispute with city regulators and voters.The two companies are coming back now because state lawmakers passed legislation, which Gov.Greg Abbott is expected to sign Monday, that removes a controversial requirement that prospective drivers have their fingerprints run through an FBI database that tracks people's criminal activity over the course of their lives.Uber and Lyft claimed that the check was too onerous and should be reserved for security sensitive personnel.The new legislation supersedes the city of Austin's regulations, paving the way for the companies' return to Austin possibly as early as this coming week.
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p While a digital ad needs to be clear to make the sale, the digital ad industry has been racking up zillions of sales in ad placements while being as clear as a muddy pond.This week, the pond’s muddiness was confronted by major ad group Havas, which launched a platform that the company says is the first to offer full visibility into the programmatic digital ad system in real time.This comes on top of recent efforts at transparency-related solutions from Havas competitors Omnicom, WPP and Dentsu Aegis.Called the Client Trading Solution, the Havas platform is intended to let advertisers track their exact ad spending as well as the real-time performance.To find out if this new platform matters, we pinged some ad tech veterans.Jay Friedman, COO of programmatic media firm Goodway, doesn’t think this Havas offering will make much of a difference — and he doesn’t think the key problem is transparency.
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in All, more reporting of accidents and incidents caused by electricity, reports Swedish Radio " Ekot.Still register for get electrician incident.Last year, the increase in notifications by almost 20 percent, according to a report from the national electrical safety board.When: 705 notifications, compared to 587 the previous year. It has previously been a macho image, of course.But you have become better at to report, and we believe that there is an increased awareness of those who will be affected, " says Lars Jansson, inspector at the national electrical safety board, to the Echo.
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