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Wesley Reese

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Google on Tuesday released Chrome 60 for Windows, macOS and Linux, adding support for the Touch Bar on the newest MacBook Pro laptops and a new online payment API, and patching 40 security vulnerabilities.(To manually manage an update, select "About Google Chrome" from the Help menu under the vertical ellipsis at the upper right.The Mountain View, Calif. company updates Chrome every six or seven weeks; the last time it upgraded the browser, to version 59, was June 5, or just over seven weeks ago.One exception: Support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.models, Apple replaced the static row of function keys at the top of the MacBook Pro keyboard with an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display whose contents change depending on the active application.Initially, Touch Bar support came from Apple and its own software, such as Maps.
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Meizu have just launched what’s possibly the most unique smartphone to come out of China in the past years, they are the Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus.These will be the company’s flagship phones for 2017, both sporting a dual display and dual camera setup.The Meizu Pro 7 and Meizu Pro 7 Plus differentiate in three main factors: screen size, we indeed find a 5.2-inch FHD Super AMOLED display for the former and a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED for the latter; equipped CPU, with the more efficient MediaTek Helio P25 on the smaller Pro 7 and the powerful MediaTek Helio X30 on the Plus.The Plus version will be also available with 6GB of LPDDR 4X RAM vs the 4GB on the cheaper variant.Let’s now get to what they have in common.Both smartphones will feature a dual camera setup on the back consisting of a couple of 12MP shooters, with one of them being monochrome and the other capturing colors as well.
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Growth Hacking continues to be a powerful force in the startup and marketing world.Many of the most successful companies have whole teams focused on "Growth".It is here to stay and spreading fast.How do you get started, though?A true Growth Hacking process isn't something you just hack together.You need to develop a plan that will set you up for long term success.
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Hot om attacker och missiluppskjutningar ger med jämna mellanrum rubriker i tidningar världen över.Ytterligare en oroväckande utveckling är att landet på senare år har börjat kopplas samman med hackerattacker och nätintrång.Ett färskt exempel är att Nordkorea anklagas för att ligga bakom Wannacry-attacken som i våras uppskattas ha infekterat 230 000 datorer i 150 länder.Läs mer: Sandvik drabbat av hackerattackDet svenska analysbolaget Recorded Future, som bland annat har Google och CIA:s riskkapitalbolag i ägarlistan, tröskade igenom data från det slutna landet för att hitta spår efter cyberbrott.Men några sådana hittade de knappt, vilket enligt analysfirman tyder på att regimen genomför cyberoperationer utomlands.
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Healthcare has traditionally relied on face-to-face appointments or long-awaited phone calls to discuss everything from test results, concerns, and follow-ups to medication, exams and treatments with a physician.But today’s patients have more control over their own health decisions than ever before thanks to the accessibility of mobile.Over 52 percent of smartphone users utilize their mobile devices for health-related information according to an mHealth survey, whether it’s looking up information about a specific medical problem, finding nearby physicians, using health and fitness mobile apps or accessing patient-provider portals.Over 80 percent of physicians use smartphones and medical apps, and 93 percent believe mobile apps can positively impact the health of patients.Patients now have access to their own health data, and to medical decisions at their fingertips at all times.Though people are always on-the-go and engaged across various platforms, they rely most on mobile devices in their daily lives.
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, The Verge’s new tech product review hub that launched today, executive editor Dieter Bohn wanted to do more than provide a redesigned home for product reviews.He wanted to reshape the way product reviews are conceptualized, and set to work with editorial director Helen Havlak and Verge senior editor Dan Seifert to get it done.“We believe that tech isn’t separate from people’s day-to-day lives, and we want our reviews program to reflect that,” Bohn tells Fishbowl.“Anybody can tell you which gadget has the most memory or the fastest processor.But we have the experience and the depth to tell our audience why they should care about it and how to make the most of it.”That includes demystifying the use of tech in addition to providing an assessment of it, and having those things live in the same space.
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Ron Howard took over the reins of the standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie and wasted no time in dropping some teasing behind-the-scene photos from the film shoot.The director shared a look at hairy alien Chewbacca on Monday.He followed that up with a Tuesday Instagram sneak peek at Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).At first glance, Howard's Instagram photo seems to be focused on the director as he sits in front of a pair of monitors.Look closer at the visible monitor and you will see Glover in costume as Lando wearing a yellow outfit, though there's no cape in evidence.Lando appears to possibly be inside a spacecraft or some sort of control room, but there's little to go on.
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Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trump nimitti eilen Venäjän-suurlähettilääksi mormonisaarnaajanakin toimineen John Huntsmanin, 56.Republikaanien Huntsman on kemianteollisuuden yhtiötä, Huntsman Corporationia johtavan miljardööri John M. Huntsmanin poika, kirjoittavat Telegraph ja Voa News.Kansainvälistä politiikkaa opiskellut Huntsman on toiminut aiemmin Kiinan-suurlähettiläänä Barack Obaman presidenttikaudella 2009-2011 sekä Singaporen-suurlähettiläänä vuosina 1992-1993.Hän työskenteli myös presidentti Ronald Reaganin aikana avustajana Valkoisessa talossa sekä Utahin kuvernöörinä vuosina 2004-2009.1980-luvulla Huntsmanin uralla oli erikoisempi vaihe: hän toimi mormonisaarnaajana Taiwanissa kahden vuoden ajan.Huntsman kuuluu Fordin ja Caterpillarin hallituksiin.
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LONDON — There's an annoying — and often costly — problem facing the couriers who deliver your UberEats and Deliveroo on-demand meals.But unlike traditional full-time workers (van drivers and so on), many "gig economy" couriers only work part time, operating on a self-employed basis and juggling the work alongside other jobs or studies.Couriers can be laden with a nasty fixed insurance bill, even if they're only working a few hours a month.This is what London startup Zego is trying to solve.Founded by two ex-Deliveroo employees (Harry Franks, Zego's CEO, and Sten Saar, the company's COO) as well as Stuart Kelly, CTO (formerly of office rental startup Hubble), in 2016, it provides pay-as-you go insurance to gig economy workers."We are trying to use technology to bring together insurance and on-demand workers in order to empower on-demand workers to work flexibly," CEO Harry Franks told Business Insider.
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Photos courtesy of The AtlanticThe Atlantic makes some changes to its editorial leadership ranks, promoting Matt Thompson to cross-platform executive editor, a new role, and Adrienne LaFrance to editor of TheAtlantic.com, replacing J.J. Gould, who left the publication Friday.LaFrance had been a staff writer focusing on tech, politics and media.Prior to joining The Atlantic in 2014, she had reporting roles at Digital First Media, Nieman Journalism Lab and the Honolulu Civil Beat, where she was was the first Capitol Hill reporter for the publication.Thompson had been deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com since 2015, joining from NPR, where he had been director of vertical initiatives at the time of his departure.While at NPR he also founded the Code Switch blog, which now has its own podcast.
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As initially reported by AFTV News, Amazon has started surveying customers about a brand new messaging tool to determine what features are most desirable and important.Anytime is described by AFTV News as an “all-in-one feature rich service that could even rival social networks.” While the primary purpose of the app would be messaging, either by way of text or calls (in both the voice and video varieties), Anytime might also allow users to share photos with @mentions, and even edit those photos with filters and “special effects and masks.” Moreover, Amazon’s new app is said to allow for group activities, too, like playing games, listening to music, and ordering food.To ensure quick user adoption, Amazon is apparently letting you “reach all your friends just using their name.” No email address, no phone number, nothing else is supposedly needed in order to use the app.While it’s still unclear as to how that would really work, chances are, Anytime integrates with existing social media and messaging platforms to make things easier.But what if you want those features without paying the $399 premium that the GoPro commands?The impressive $340 Yi 4K+ will save you a few bucks, but we as found in our Ricoh WG-M2 review, will save you even more – and is waterproof without a case, to boot.
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The Google Pixel 2 is coming later this year -- and we're hearing it may have a "squeezable" frame.It's like a phone you can squeezeWith a squeezable frame, you can literally grip the sides of your phone tightly to activate a shortcut to a certain feature or to launch a specific app.Think of it as an extra button that's built into the borders of your phone.The frame of the U11 is pressure-sensitive, and by holding it tightly you can launch the camera, the flashlight or a shortcut to an app of your choice.The U11 also lets you calibrate how much pressure the frame needs, so no need to worry about crushing your phone with your superhuman grip.
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This week John and Matt talk with Jon Russell, TechCrunch’s man in Asia about covering China from the outside.Biggest challenges in covering China from outside the countryExplaining China to people who aren’t familiar with the marketChallenges for bike sharing outside ChinaHow China’s biggest companies are differentiating outside their home country
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Uber is merging its business in Russia with Yandex, a dominant player in the Internet business in that nation and Eastern Europe.The move is an unusual one for Uber, a company that doesn't have a reputation for backing down against competitors.Still, Uber has become embroiled in internal controversy and litigation back home, and that has perhaps sapped some of the company's desire to compete in Russia and several other Eastern European markets.The assets of the two companies will merge into a still-unnamed new company, with Yandex owning 59.3%, Uber owning 36.6%, and employees owning 4.1%, according to a press release sent out by Uber Thursday.The CEO of Yandex.Taxi, Yandex's ride-sharing division, will become CEO of the combined business.In addition to combining forces in the Russian market, Yandex.Taxi and Uber will also join up in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, and Georgia.
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“Inchose the Love” and other catchy slogans from an AI movie-poster generator.“Bags o’ mystery” (sausage), “mad as hops” (excitable) and other Victorian slang.And the feminist origins of the cocktail party.Photo: Father Tom Moran blesses the bread and wine for communion at a Mass celebrating 50 years of St. Bartholomew’s Church in San Mateo on March 13, 2005.(Mathew Sumner/San Mateo County Times)
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has been sued by a group of critical Twitter users blocked from following him on the social network.The lawsuit (PDF), filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan, argues the practice violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution.The seven Twitter users say Trump blocked them from following him on Twitter for criticizing or mocking him on the social network.Lawyers for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, who are part of the lawsuit, argue that the president's blocking of users "imposes an unconstitutional restriction on their participation in a designated public forum."The request raises First Amendment issues related to the president's use of Twitter to make prolific and often controversial statements about public policy.The blockages suppress free speech by limiting users' ability to view his tweets and comment on them, the group said in a previous letter seeking to be reinstated as followers of Trump on Twitter.
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Mobile devices are increasing in number within the home and office environment, meaning these spaces need to provide coverage no matter where they reside locally.The Orbi system doesn’t use the traditional router/repeater setup, but instead consists of identical units with one serving as the hub/router and the second as a remote satellite.Both units include a third wireless connection that’s solely used for Orbi-to-Orbi communication.They include four gigabit Ethernet ports on the back although for the router unit one port is assigned to the modem.On the inside, each Orbi unit includes 512MB of system memory, 4GB of storage dedicated to the operating system (firmware), and four high-performance antennas capable of coverage up to 2,000 square feet.First, we attached the unit labeled “router” to the modem, and then connected a smartphone to the unit wirelessly by using the password plastered on the router’s disposable label.
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To showcase its 2018 TLX A-Spec model with what it calls Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, Acura is hosting What A Race, an augmented reality (AR) driving experience with four influencers that it will livestream on Facebook today (July 10) at 5pm PT/8pm ET.Participating influencers will also host the livestream on their own Facebook pages.Drivers include: actor Zachary Levi; Sam Gorski, founder of video creation firm Corridor Digital; Dom Esposito, technology journalist and YouTube influencer; and Maude Garrett, TV and radio host and creator of the website Geek Bomb.Ryan Eversley, a race car driver for the RealTime Racing Acura team, and actor Bradley Hasemeyer will host.From behind the wheel of the 2018 TLX A-Spec, drivers will compete for the fastest overall time during three-lap individual runs.Each lap will trigger a new AR course visible to the driver and the Facebook Live audience, with a unique set of visuals and obstacles that will highlight the Acura TLX A-Spec's handling.
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Turner’s exit enabled Nadella to start putting his own stamp on the company, and the layoffs, strategy shifts and personnel changes we’ve seen recently are a reflection of that — it shows the company has moved on from one centered on Windows/Office to one based firmly in Azure and Office 365.This is not a surprise, of course.Today, as Microsoft’s transformation continues, it shows a company putting the Ballmer era firmly into the rear-view mirror, while Nadella attempts to lead a massive cultural and technological transformation.At the company’s Build Developer Conference in May, he took the company to the next logical market level when he announced not just a mobile/cloud first vision — that’s so 2014 — but an artificial intelligence/machine learning focus that puts the company firmly on the road to the future of computing.Its most recent was at the end of last month when it purchased Cloudyn, a company that provides insight into the cloud usage of its customers on Azure and competing platforms.As we learned last week, Microsoft is planning to lay off thousands, many concentrated in sales jobs.
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In recent years Microsoft has scaled back its Windows 10 Mobile efforts and left the way clear for iOS and Android to dominate the smartphone market, but every now and again we get hints that the company is planning a return to the market.Well we've now got more evidence that there is indeed a new Windows 10 Mobile device on the way - podcaster and seasoned Microsoft watcher Brad Sams says a new "mobile-like" prototype handset is being tested and is currently "floating around corporate offices".What we don't have are any details on specs or design, and it's not certain that we're talking about a phone or a tablet according to Sams - it's just that a new phone would make more sense considering that's the gap Microsoft needs to plug in its line-up.Interestingly enough, Sams says the device is not being developed by Microsoft's Surface division but by a team headed up by Alex Kipman, who's in charge of Microsoft HoloLens.Could the new phone have a strong emphasis on AR/VR when it arrives?That would certainly make sense in the light of Google's Project Tango and the ARKit tech coming to iOS 11, but for now it's mostly a guessing game.
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