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Cryptocurrency was invented by people who didn’t much like regulators, but red tape can still bind the technology that enables it, blockchains.It said that regulations applying to investments such as stocks also apply to some initial coin offerings, a novel approach to fundraising that startups have used to draw in more than $1 billion this year.The SEC’s announcement means that some projects will now have to pay up for the lawyers, disclosures, and paperwork required to register with the SEC before they can solicit money from Americans.That news was widely expected, but could cool a fever that even proponents of ICOs say risks leading people to stake money on poorly planned, or even outright fraudulent projects.“You had a mix of serious teams with good developers and track records and then a bunch of entrants looking for a get rich quick scheme,” says Christian Catalini, an MIT professor who has been studying ICOs, and considers them a valuable financial innovation.An Investor Bulletin issued late Tuesday warned that while ICOs “may provide fair and lawful investment opportunities,” they can also be “used improperly to entice investors with the promise of high returns in a new investment space.” To avoid that downside, the SEC says that from now on some ICOs will have to meet the same standards applied to non-crypto securities such as stock offerings.
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The Apple Watch is the best-selling smartwatch ever released, and it’s certainly a great product, but there’s always room for improvement.Here’s everything we know about it so far.The two previous models have arrived at different times, so there’s no established release date routine for Apple to follow.If the Watch 3 is coming this year, it may be part of what’s rumored to be a packed fall event, where we expect to see the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus, and the anniversary edition iPhone8/iPhone X.According to a report from BGR, the new Apple Watch may be able to monitor blood glucose levels, and new reports indicate that Apple CEO Tim Cook is testing the new accessory personally.Around 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from diabetes.
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According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, gamers won't have to wait much longer to put down their pre-orders for an Xbox One X, Microsoft's 4K-supporting super-console once codenamed Project Scorpio.Fans have been waiting for pre-order plans to be announced since the Xbox One X's grand unveiling at this year's E3 in June, ahead of its anticipated release in November.In response to a fan query on Twitter, Spencer said: "Our plan is set for this."All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer."Answering a follow-up question, Spencer revealed the console may be bundled with 4K, HDR-enabled television."Yea, you've seen some of these with [Xbox One] S and I'm sure you'll see some with X," he said.
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Star Trek: Discovery takes place 10 years before the events of The Original Series, meaning it could easily stand on its own, apart from the rest of the franchise.However, we just learned at San Diego Comic-Con that there’s a surprising, weird, and somewhat concerning family connection that producers promise won’t break Trek’s canon... though it’s hard to see how.During the panel, Sonequa Martin-Green revealed that her character, First Officer Michael Burnham, is actually the adoptive daughter of Sarek and Amanda—that’s right, Spock’s parents.According to Martin-Green, Sarek and Amanda took Burnham in after her parents were killed and she was raised on Vulcan.Sarek is also the one who committed her to Captain Philippa Georgiou, which explains their connection and relationship.This essentially means that Michael Burnham is Spock’s adoptive sister, which raises a lot of questions: The main one is how we went an entire series, several movies, and two universes without Spock ever mentioning he had a sister.
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The company recently unveiled Barbaric, a cooperative, multiplayer rogue-like dungeon-crawler.Scott Foe: We felt, back in 2014, that we were going to experience a sea change in the way games were made, much in the way Hollywood experienced a sea change in the ‘20s, where less of the money was in control of the accountants, where directors and actors no longer had 20-picture deals, where they were basically studio slaves.Chris Olson, over at Sega, shared our vision.I feel this is the best working environment I’d ever participated in.It’s really something to look at how far we’ve come.Foe: Well, our plan is certainly not to go out of business.
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There are few things social media users love more than flooding their feeds with photos of food.Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that analyzing photos like these could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits.In a new paper with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), the team trained an artificial intelligence system called Pic2Recipe to look at a photo of food and be able to predict the ingredients and suggest similar recipes.In computer vision, food is mostly neglected because we don't have the large-scale datasets needed to make predictions," says Yusuf Aytar, an MIT postdoc who co-wrote a paper about the system with MIT Professor Antonio Torralba.But seemingly useless photos on social media can actually provide valuable insight into health habits and dietary preferences.The paper will be presented later this month at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Honolulu.
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Fakes meet was clearly less than last year's first half.in Finland, was discovered in the early years of a total of 345 counterfeit euro banknotes, told the Bank of Finland.the beginning of the year in finland, the circulation of banknotes was found among the most 50 euros for fakes, there were a total of 163.the Next highest was 20 euro counterfeits (100) and 100 euros for fakes (34).Fakes meet was clearly less than last year's first half, when the fakes were found in 703.in Total, last year, found 2 171 euro counterfeits.
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A ten-year-old boy has accidentally unearthed the skull of an ancient creature that has been buried in the desert for over one million years.Jude Sparks was hiking with his family in the Las Cruces desert, New Mexico, when he tripped over part of the stegomastodon tusk that was protruding from the ground.Sparks said: “My face landed next to the bottom jaw.I looked farther up and there was another tusk.”The family reported the exciting find to Professor Peter Houde at the the New Mexico State University, after previously having watched him discuss a similar Mesquite quarry find on YouTube.Houde was able to reveal to the family that the bones were in fact the one-tonne head of a stegomastodon, who walked on earth nearly 1.2 million years ago.
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We got a look at the Nazi Zombies in the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII game a few days ago, but we weren’t supposed to.That leak spoiled the fun for Activision, perhaps, but gave fans their first look at the nazis that will be included in the franchise’s next iteration.Following on its heels comes the official trailer for the game…or, specifically, for the nazi zombies part of it, arguably the part we care most about.The official trailer is nearly two minutes long, and unlike the leak it comes in 1080/60p.If you haven’t played nazi zombies since its early arrival in the franchise, be warned that it has changed considerably over the years, and the version you’re going to see in the trailer below is a bit more extreme.The trailer is decidedly NSFW (if your company frowns upon animated corpses, that is).
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the EU and the Uk decided earlier today in the first actual round of negotiations after brexit.according to the BBC, the European union requires britain to further clarify their positions in the negotiations.EU negotiator Michel Barnier, the applicant to clarify the need to are still a new round of negotiations.the EU has demanded from Britain the promise that the British pay from the union leaving the obligations to which it is committed.conference of the atmosphere has, however, been described as "constructive".the British chief negotiator David Davis said the island nation to respect the international rights and obligations, but media reports that he has not responded directly to the question of whether the country is ready to pay out.
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the E-commerce company Sportamores report for the second quarter of 2017 did not reach up to the market expectations and the stock falls by 8.2 per cent.Since the end of the year, the stock is still up almost 89%.Sportamore delivered a profit after tax of minus eur 3.4 million for the second quarter of 2017, which can be compared with Sek 0 million in the same quarter of last year.net Sales landed at Sek 173 million, which was a boost from 156 Million in the second quarter of 2016."Sportamores second quarter of the year 2017 has been marked by efforts to improve infrastructure and equipment for continued growth.In the period, we have acceded to our new store and also installed the automated warehousing solution which will form the heart of our future logistics function”, writes Johan Ryding, ceo of Sportamore, in the report.
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Video hosting and streaming company Vimeo has finally found a permanent new CEO — more than a year after the previous chief, Kerry Trainor, stepped down.Anjali Sud, who served in a couple of positions at Vimeo since 2014, including head of global marketing and senior vice president and general manager of Vimeo’s creator business, will become the permanent replacement to Trainor.This also allows interim CEO Joey Levin to focus on his main duties as head of Vimeo’s parent company, IAC.“Vimeo is entering an exciting chapter with a renewed focus on the core value that makes our brand special and beloved around the globe — being the number one platform to empower video creators,” said Sud.“With a world-class brand, exceptional product, and thriving community, we are uniquely positioned to define new standards of storytelling and lead the $10 billion video creator market.”Founded in 2004, Vimeo is often compared to YouTube insofar as anyone can use it to upload videos to share with the world.
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Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business.Paul David Walker, author of Invent Your Future, discusses some easy steps on creating a stronger organization.Bruce Mittman, president and CEO of Mittcom, explains how to find the right media outlets for your business.[00:00:00] Stimulate Insight and Action, Not Fights[00:05:55] Teamwork Makes the Dream Work[00:11:32] Manage "Tribal Warfare" by Looking Inward
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A bare-metal cloud allows you to rent hardware resources from a public cloud service provider, or sometimes a managed service provider.With a bare-metal cloud, you get direct access to the hardware platform without having to go through tenant management systems.Therefore, one of the benefits of bare-metal cloud, as it is sold to the public, is the ability to better support high-transaction workloads that do not tolerate latency.I’ve found that bare-metal is often used by tier 2 cloud providers, and managed services providers, as a selling point of their “cloud.” Indeed, enterprises that are still attempting to maintain control over their hardware and software often pick bare-metal to maintain that control, typically while not considering costs and workloads requirements.[ Jump into Microsoft’s drag-and-drop machine learning studio: Get started with Azure Machine Learning.If you are thinking of leveraging a bare-metal cloud, keep these points in mind.
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The last-player-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds isn’t just a breakout Early Access hit on Steam — it’s one of that PC gaming community’s most popular games ever.On Saturday, July 15, Battlegrounds hit 382,779 simultaneous players on Steam, which is a new record high for the game.That number is also the fourth highest for peak concurrent players in the history of Steam, which puts it ahead of Grand Theft Auto V‘s all-time high of 360,762 from its launch on PC in April 2015.GTA V is one of the best-selling games ever made, and it continues to sell well due to rereleases and its GTA Online service.Only Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Fallout 4 have ever had more people playing at one time than PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.Valve, which owns and operates Steam, also develops the multiplayer online battle arena Dota 2 and the military shooter Counter-Strike.
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News UK’s head of branded content, Joanna Carrigan, a nominee for the First Women Awards and judge for The Drum Content Awards, said: "V-studio has been incorporated into our branded content offering in three ways - through vertical video production, through reproducing existing assets, and distribution through our V-formats.We're producing content as well as adverts, and seeing great results for our clients."92% of its audience view content on their mobile devices, and research shows that 58% of users find flipping their phone to watch video frustrating, so News UK are using vertical to serve the needs of their consumers as well as their clients.The Drum: What do you think has been the most innovative changes you have seen from content this year?Joanna Carrigan: “For me it's the advances in distribution both on and off platform that we are now able to employ.JC: "Looking at new technologies that allow you to become expert storytellers, but in a way that goes beyond the written word or standard video.
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Riskkapitalbolaget Backing Minds fick stor uppmärksamhet när man gav sig till känna i september i fjol.“Nästan allt kapital går i dag till tighta, homogena nätverk med bas i Stockholms innerstad.Läs även: H fond ska hitta startup-succéer bortom StureplanRedan från start kunde de två grundarna stoltsera med att man tagit in över 100 miljoner kronor från blytunga investerare som H:s vd Karl-Johan Persson, syskonparet William och Selma Olsson, som är arvtagare till Stena Line-imperiet, Oriflame-familjen Af Jochnick samt Collector Bank-grundaren Lena Apler.Men fonden var fortfarande öppen för nya investerare.En rolig detalj är att nästan hälften av kapitalet är från kvinnliga makthavare.
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According to some Reddit users, ASUS has officially started rolling out the Android Wear 2.0 update for the ZenWatch 3, as promised.We know your pain: the waiting game continues for many smartwatch owners even after Google’s delayed launch of Android Wear 2.0.Just about a week ago, we looked at why the update is taking so long to reach older devices, including the ZenWatch 3.The Taiwanese company initially stated that its current flagship smartwatch as well as its predecessor would be getting Android Wear 2.0 in Q2 of 2017, but that failed to materialize (obviously).Some users have received the official Android Wear 2.0, and it will reportedly allow users to completely remove all ASUS software.ASUS then clarified that the update would be rolling out starting July 11 for the ZenWatch 3 and that the ZenWatch 2 would follow suit later in the summer, and it looks like this time, the company has decided to honor its promise: according to a Reddit user named VGStarcall, he was able to receive and install the official Android Wear 2.0 update on his ZenWatch 3, and what’s more, the update will allow users to completely remove all ASUS software.
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The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time.But in reality, it can do a lot of remarkable things to make life easier.In the business world, its potential for enabling companies to work smarter and faster is being uncovered more and more by the day.As the technology advances, businesses are looking for innovative ways to streamline every aspect of their operation.Human resources and hiring processesAs many HR reps will agree, the entire process of recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding can be extremely tedious.
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You came for the discounted electronics, but you bought a 9-foot-long inflatable unicorn instead.Welcome to the wackier side of Amazon Prime Day.Just remember some of these deals may be expired by the time you click on them.This rainbow-maned pool float will let you drift away to a mythological fantasy world of your own making.We've already seen bear spray among the Amazon Prime Day deals for 2017.Now let's head to the other end of the mammal size chart with this bottle of rodent spray from a brand called Pest Soldier.
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