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Dockless electric scooter company GOAT has launched in Austin after receiving official permits from the city’s transportation department for its pilot program.Unlike what’s happened in San Francisco with startups Bird, Lime and Spin, GOAT says it wants to work in tandem with city officials in Austin.GOAT is currently bootstrapped, but says it plans to continue partnering with local cities to launch its electric scooter service across the nation.GOAT has permission to launch up to 500 scooters as part of the pilot program, but is currently incrementally deploying scooters 20 at a time.The company tells TechCrunch it’s also working with other cities in pursuing permits in multiple areas.“In April we watched two California-based companies enter our market, ignore the balance, and exploit the policies and patience of our local city government but today we’re thankful for the due diligence the City of Austin put into place to ensure dockless mobility is a viable option to support their long-term objectives that we’ve worked to support,” GOAT CEO Michael Schramm said in a statement.
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I have two glass measuring cups, a complete collection of stainless steel cups and two sets of measuring spoons scattered around my kitchen.One day soon, I could replace them all with a single cube.The bakercube started life as a crazy-popular downloadable 3D model on 3D design site Thingiverse.It's shaped like a box, but has a variety of kitchen measurements geometrically carved out of each side.For example, one side of the cube has a 1/4 cup (60 milliliter) scoop alongside 1 teaspoon (5 milliliter), 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliter) and 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 milliliter) compartments.The idea is that you fill the individual compartments that match the needs of your recipe.
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Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth.With applications for the Cologne Founder Institute coming to a close, we are excited to release the updated Cologne Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which is currently in Draft v1 below!It was developed by the Cologne Founder Institute and local leaders Nikhil Madan, Parul Madan, Timm Neu.This is just a DRAFT, and more input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document to help us complete the list.There are definitely omissions on this current version.This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.
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This week the folks at Twitch responsible for non-gaming content announced they’re bringing Doctor Who into the mix.They’ll be pushing over 500 original Doctor Who episodes to the streaming video platform, all from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.That’s the beginning of the show in 1963 through the 1980s, all broadcast on Twitch over a seven-week period.Cable television – can you believe it?It began in 1963, and there’s scarcely been a time since then when episodes have not been airing regularly.Doctor Who is the story of a humanoid called a Time Lord with the title “The Doctor.” This man-like being came from the planet Galifrey, and his mission takes place on our Earth.
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Security pros praised Google's campaign, and the probable end-game.Marching in step or sticking to tradition?Computerworld fired up the Big Four - Chrome, Mozilla's Firefox, Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Edge - to find out.Apple's browser currently uses the traditional model of signage: It puts a small padlock icon in the address bar when a page is protected by a digital certificate and traffic between the Mac and site server is encrypted.[ Prepare to become a Certified Information Security Systems Professional with this comprehensive online course from PluralSight.If the user is at an insecure site - one not locked down with a certificate and encryption - and attempts tasks such as entering info into log-on fields or those designed to accept credit card numbers, Safari throws up a red text warning in the address bar that starts as Not Secure and then changes to Website Not Secure.
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The most definite news regarding the Xiaomi Mi 8 was probably released today where the company stated that the Shenzhen press conference is set to hold on May 31.It also gave a clue that the expected flagship in commemoration of the company’s 8th anniversary will be called Xiaomi Mi 8.However, there has been news that the emergence of the Mi 8 squashed the Mi 7 but recent leaks now show that the Xiaomi Mi 7 is very much in play.Some recent leaks show the protective case of the “Xiaomi Mi 8”.However, an assessment of this leak suggests that this protective case cannot be for the Mi 8 because the casing shows a rear fingerprint sensor which is most likely for the Mi 7 since the Mi 8 is believed to come with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.This leak also reveals a notch for the Mi 7 and a vertically aligned dual rear camera.
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Slack users can now create action points directly from a message post in the app with the introduction today of a new Actions feature.Announced as Slack kicked off its first Spec developer conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Actions deepens integration with third-party apps such as project management tool Asana and issue-tracking app Jira.An Asana task can be created by clicking on the context menu in the right hand corner of a Slack message, for instance; it will capture relevant data directly from the message menu such as due date, what needs to be done and the project involved.Third-party integrations have long been a key part of Slack’s appeal, and Actions will make these even more helpful for users, said Bear Douglas, developer advocacy lead for the company.Wayne Kurtzman, research director at IDC, agreed the move should make the use of third-party integrations easier.“Slack wants to remove barriers to getting work done, and deeper application integrations is key to that goal,” he said.
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Gmail got a much-needed visual refresh and some clever new features recently, including Smart Compose and a snooze button for incoming messages.But did you know that the revamped interface also supports user mentions, à la Twitter?When you’re composing a new message or a reply, you can insert anyone’s email address in the body by entering the @ symbol, followed by their name.For example, @Abhimanyu will bring up a list of people in your contact list with that name, and choosing any of them will add a mailto link labeled with their name.When your recipient clicks that link, it’ll bring up a new compose window so they can write to that contact.That’s pretty useful for when you need to introduce someone to another contact, or list a bunch of people’s email addresses in a message quickly.
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14 and continues through July 15, but as Twitter head of global brand strategy Alex Josephson pointed out, “The brands that are going to win on Twitter during the World Cup are the brands that are planning that out and strategizing now.”We looked at the World Cup-related Twitter efforts of five brands to see how that’s playing out.— Corona Futbol (@Corona_Futbol) November 30, 2017The brand played off the lack of success by Mexico’s past World Cup squads, calling its campaign “La Suerte No Juega,” or “luck is not part of the game.”En el SorteoMundial jugó la @Suerte.Juega el esfuerzo y el coraje.
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Crowdfunding is always a risky venture, both for the creators as well as the backers.Being successfully funded, even raising three to five to ten times the goal, is never an assurance that the promised product will be delivered.The bigger the ambition, the bigger the risks and the OSSIC X is definitely a big one.It promised to do for audio what VR is doing for visuals.Sadly, that promise is dead as OSSIC, the startup behind the headphones, reveals it will no longer be able to deliver the remaining headphones as it has completely run out of funds.Surround sound is a good enough approximation of the three-dimensional properties of real-world sound if you’re sitting or standing still.
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Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get the Google Play market to host at least three Android apps designed to surreptitiously steal personal information from defectors of the isolated nation.The three apps first appeared in the official Android marketplace in January and weren’t removed until March when Google was privately notified.That’s according to a blog post published Thursday by researchers from security company McAfee.Hidden functions caused them to steal device information and allow them to receive additional executable code that stole personal photos, contact lists, and text messages.The apps were spread to selected individuals, in many cases by contacting them over Facebook.Nation-operated espionage campaigns frequently infect a small number of carefully selected targets in an attempt to remain undetected.
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The World Federation of Advertisers has published its Global Media Charter, a written call to arms designed to engender reform of the digital ad ecosystem to the benefit of both brands and consumers.Setting out eight ‘Principles for Partnership’, the document seeks to build on concerns raised by Procter & Gamble, Unilever and others on the issues of transparency, brand safety, ad fraud and viewability by creating a mandatory framework that all agencies, ad tech firms and media platforms must comply with to secure future ad revenue.WFA chief executive Stephan Loerke said: “The digital ecosystem has grown so rapidly, it’s no wonder that it’s far from perfect.But the time for indulgence is over.The largest chunk of the world’s marketing budgets is now invested in digital platforms and advertisers have a right to demand that the money they invest can be clearly tracked and understood.It’s not just about knowing that budgets have been well spent.
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As we travel farther into space, clever solutions to problems like engine part malfunctions and other possible mishaps will be a vital part of the planning process.3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is an emerging technology that may be used to custom-create mission-critical parts.An integral piece of this process is understanding how particle shape, size distribution and packing behavior affect the manufacturing process.The Advanced Colloids Experiment-Temperature-7 investigation (ACE-T-7) aboard the International Space Station explores the feasibility of creating self-assembling microscopic particles for use in the manufacturing of materials during spaceflight.These microscopic particles come together like building blocks to create materials with tailored nanostructures, giving scientists the ability to change the behavioral properties of a material according to a set of instructions embedded within the particle.The ability for materials to self-assemble, and potentially self-repair following a breakdown, will be a key element as we head to deep space destinations, where bringing along extra engine parts and other necessary items may not be an option because of storage limitations aboard the spacecraft.
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Not that she ever went away since her days as an actress in Hitchcock’s Marnie and The Birds, but her most recent work is as the star in Gucci’s advertising campaign for its new line of timepieces and jewelry.In the 90-second film Hedren, 88, plays a wise, well-dressed fortune teller that two women happen upon one evening.The whole vibe of the ad is a little spooky and mysterious, but also fun and full of color.The film opens on a close shot of Hedren’s eyes, ready to see what shiny, sparkling truth lies ahead.Overall the work is pretty typical for a fashion film, but the inclusion of Hedren is a nice touch.It’s not as common to see women over 35 featured in these types of campaigns, but beginning in 2015 a host of brands including Céline and Saint Laurent opted to work with older women for a change.
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The steep uptake in cybercrime has given rise to a new breed of specialist firms offering more than just a policy for indemnity.Although legitimate business leaders and cybercriminals sit in opposite corners of the ring, comparisons can be made between the two groups when it comes to strategies for making money – identify opportunities, innovate solutions for your target market, and, where possible, capitalize on easy wins to make money fast.When it comes to physical property, for example, few businesses would go without property insurance just because they have locks on their doors and alarm systems in place.Just because best practice IT security practices might be adhered to doesn’t mean that cyber insurance doesn’t play an important role in managing that risk, and helping respond to incidents when the worst happens.Although the cyber insurance market is still in its infancy – particularly when compared to other insurance sectors – the market has evolved, and grown, dramatically in recent years, scaling with the changing, demanding needs of clients as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated.As it stands, CFC is the largest independent MGA in the UK and has been providing innovative insurance products for emerging areas of risk, with its roots planted in the first wave of the dotcoms, since the late 1990s.
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It's not easy finding a jury in Silicon Valley for a patent trial pitting Apple against Samsung.One electrical engineer who works at Google was excused after he pulled out his Android phone and said his job is working on them.Apple and Samsung are massive tech companies whose businesses bleed into many lives, retirement funds and careers.And if you're on the jury in this case, forget about making small talk about that slab of electronics that's ubiquitous in our lives.For many in Silicon Valley, that's like saying you can't talk about the weather or your kids.Samsung must pay for patent infringement
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The wake poses a destabilizing flight hazard, particularly for smaller aircraft that share the same flight path.In the study, the vortex and wake characteristics were computed for three classic wing designs: the elliptic wing, and wing designs developed in classic studies by R.T. Jones and Ludwig Prandt."The elliptic wing configuration has been used as the gold standard of aerodynamic efficiency for the better part of a century.We teach our students that it has the optimal loading characteristics and that it's often used when looking at wing efficiency for say, minimizing drag," said Phillip Ansell, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at U of I.In a previous experimental study on optimizing wing configurations, Ansell learned you can gain efficiency of the wing system with a non-elliptic wing profile.In this new research, Ansell, and his graduate student, Prateek Ranjan, used the real data from the previous study to analyze the three wing configurations.
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Nissan plans to roll its ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system out to another US vehicle by the end of the year, the automaker has confirmed, as it makes its way further into mainstream cars.The driver-assistance technology combines adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance, though Nissan is cautious about over-playing its talents.ProPILOT Assist launched first on the Nissan Serena, though that minivan was only offered in Japan.At the same time, Nissan will add ProPILOT Assist to the 2019 Nissan Altima, too.In Canada, the Nissan Qashqai will be getting the upgrade in late 2018.However, they’ll just be the tip of the iceberg.
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UKspace, the trade association for the UK’s space industry, has published an ambitious growth plan for the sector that aims to double the worth of space industrial activities across the economy from £250 billion to £500 billion.The “Prosperity from Space” report highlights increasing international competition and laments “the absence of a joined up, UK-focused, long-term national programme that allows us to unlock the full potential of our industrial-academic powerbase.”The decision to leave the EU creates particular need to “raise our game and avoid complacency” the report emphasises, saying UK Space needs to nearly double its workforce, adding a further 30,000 to the 38,000 already employed in the sector.The report recommends focussing UK national effort on four prioritised market verticals, all of which if doubling in size would have significant impact on the sectors Computer Business Review widely covers.Earth Information Services, a market UK Space anticipates to be worth £20 billlion in coming years, with an emphasis on “real-time global awareness, navigation, analytics and security for the advanced data economy.In Space Robotics, including new appliocations for science, enterprise and consumers and
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