William Figueroa

William Figueroa

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p Practically all hearing-impaired people remove their hearing aids at night, according to the Ministry of Social Development and Human Society in Thailand.But 70 percent of common household dangers also occur at night.So what happens when you can’t hear a siren or an alarm?The Thai Health Promotion Foundation partnered with the Deaf Association of Bangkok to create a smarter hearing aid for Thailand’s 300,000-plus hearing-impaired inhabitants.The result is “Hearing Rescue,” a modified version of existing hearing aids that transforms into a bracelet at bedtime.Some 35 percent of hearing-impaired people surveyed have had accidents at night because they can’t hear sounds that signal danger.
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p Yhdysvaltain presidentin Donald Trumpin budjettiehdotus perustuu sellaiselle talouskasvun vauhdittumisen ennusteelle, jollaista on harvoin nähty tällä vuosisadalla, CNN Money kirjoittaa.Presidentti Barack Obaman hallinnon aikaiset budjetit eivät koskaan perustuneet oletukseen näin vauhdikkaasta talouskasvusta näin pitkällä aikavälillä.”Obaman ennusteet olivat hyvin samanlaisia kuin Congressional Budget Officen (CBO, valtion virasto, joka tuottaa budjettitietoa ja taloudellista tietoa kongressille) sen aikaiset, tulevaisuutta koskevat ennusteet”, pääekonomisti Mark Zandi Moody’s Analyticsilta kommentoi julkaisulle.Hänen mukaansa ennusteita ei voi edes verrata keskenään."Trumpin talousennusteet ovat puhdasta fiktiota.Alkuvuonna 2009 hänen ensimmäisessä budjettiehdotuksessaan povattiin jopa 4,6 prosentin talouskasvua vuoteen 2012 mennessä.
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p With one year to go until new regulations come into effect, the deadline for compliance is fast approachingIt is now exactly one year until the Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect across Europe.The countdown is well and truly on for organisations to get their houses in order and become compliant.GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament on 14th April 2016 after four years of discussion and will come into effect on 25th May 2018 for all businesses operating within the European Union.Several of the underlying principles are the same, but there are also some key policy changes that will dramatically impact how organisations approach data privacy.Breach of compliance can now result in organisations being fined a maximum of up to four percent of their annual global turnover or €20 million (£17.2m), whichever is greater, for the most serious infringements such as not having sufficient customer consent to process data.
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p For the debut issue of travel and design magazine August, priced at $20 and available , the focus is Milan.That’s the clever hook of Dung Ngo’s enterprise: each issue will devote itself entirely to a single location.To capture the many splendors of this Italian city, Ngo enlised Noemi Bonazzi as guest editor and Adrian Gaut as guest photographer.Gaut, from Portland, Ore., is based in New York City.Some of his work for the issue can be seen in Curbed’s excerpt of “Master of His Domani,” a contributed piece by W magazine features director Alix Browne about art dealer Massimo de Carlo.for his new project, one that relies on the Hollywood device of citing a creative endeavor’s two closest cousins:
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It’s a picture that’s reminiscent of the Glengarry Glen Ross or Wolf of Wall Street characters we’ve seen, intoxicated by the high-stakes, high-reward environment.The world of sales is changing drastically.More than ever, consumers have access to an unlimited amount of information, including social media, online reviews and word of mouth.This transparency is making sales more honest as we focus less on "tricking" people and more on building relationships.Despite how much pressure we have to get the deal done yesterday, the sales process has actually gotten a lot easier -- all you need is a few adjustments to your approach.Long gone are the days of “sign now and I’ll throw in the air freshener on the house” as consumers have better access to information as well as where your competitors currently stand.
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p This news suggests that you may not be able to buy LeEco's hardware products in the U.S. for much longer.It looks like LeEco’s big bet on expansion into the U.S. may not have paid off in quite the manner the company expected.The Chinese firm is reportedly prepping for a massive round of layoffs on Tuesday, May 23, according to a report from CNBC.The report notes that only 60 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce will be left after the round of cuts.According to CNBC’s source, its current U.S. workforce sits in at over 500 employees.The report also cites an email calling employees to a “Town Hall” meeting that is supposed to occur at its locations in San Diego, San Jose, and Santa Monica, all in California, and that all employees are being told to attend unless they have pre-approved time off.
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p Rumours that Apple is working on a 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 seem interminable, as industry sources add fresh fuel to the fire.Apple has long been tipped to be developing a next-generation iPad Pro for release in 2017, but the company is keeping mum as usual.Fortunately for us, industry news site Digitimes claims that mass production of the new device is on track for delivery later this year.According to the report, mass-manufacturing of the new iPad began back in March or April, with an estimated 500,000 until being produced per month.What’s more, it’s believed that Apple plans to grow this production output to 600,000 units in July, with a view to build five million 10.5-inch iPad Pro units before the end of the year.The ramping-up in July suggests that a launch may be imminent, as it could signal an increased demand for the product.
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p Uber appears to be distancing itself from Anthony Levandowski, its star self-driving car engineer, who's at the center of a lawsuit filed against the company by Waymo."If you fail to comply in a material manner," Yoo wrote in the letter, written Monday but made public late Thursday, "then Uber will take adverse employment action against you, which may include termination of your employment."The legal battle pits two of Silicon Valley's most-watched companies against each other.Uber, on the other hand, has a more limited business model.While Waymo's suit focuses on the actions of Levandowski, the case is against Uber.Waymo alleges that Uber colluded with Levandowski to steal designs for its self-driving car tech.
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p Despite Xiaomi’s hints about an imminent release of an updated MIUI 9 version for its latest family of smartphones, a recent post by the official MIUI account in Weibo managed to calm everyone down, regarding the matter./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p According to the post, the company mentioned that there will be no MIUI 9 announcement coming in next week’s event (scheduled for May 25), and that the upcoming Mi Max 2 model will NOT run on this latest version.In case you forgot, Xiaomi began development of its next-gen MIUI version around December last year, and has already managed to seed the latest MIUI 9 beta ROMS to developers in closed (or open) betas.This means that the new UI of the Chinese company should be ready by August or September this year, and could be installed on their upcoming models: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, or the Mi Note 3 flagship./p p From the really few things we know about the MIUI 9 ROM, Xiaomi plans to offer split screen and picture-to-picture support, along the ability for users to finally delete any unwanted system apps!/p Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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p Enligt investeringsfirman Morgan Stanley är Iphone-fansen väldigt lojala.De uppger att 92 procent av de som äger en Iphone, kommer köpa en ny modell de kommande 12 månaderna.Detta jämfört med Samsung som hamnar på 77 procent, LG på 59 procent, Motorola på 56 procent och Nokia på 52 procent, skriver Macrumors.Inte nog med att Apple har ett stort försprång jämfört med konkurrenterna – deras fans lojalitet har dessutom ökat från 86 procent från förra året.Sorry Samsung – Iphone är fortfarande populärast i SverigeResultatet är baserat på en undersökning gjord under april 2017 där 1000 smartphone-ägare i åldrarna 18 och uppåt i USA fick svara vilken telefon de tänker köpa härnäst.
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Google is working on a completely new, standalone vr headset that will be released in late 2017.This company revealed during its annual utvecklarmässa I/O.The as yet unnamed headset to use without a pc or smartphone and will be produced together with HTC and Lenovo.of Which, HTC also has its own virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive.Google stand-alone headset will, in addition, the use of position tracking.A technique that can determine how the user's head is positioned in relation to the rest of the surrounding area.
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p Echo Mobiles are going to unleash another budget device on the European customer base and the upcoming Echo Stellar model looks fairly good from the design standpoint.And the weaker hardware is compensated by some other benefits so the phone can surely offer some value to the customer./p p Echo Stellar is the archetypal MT6580A device, this processor is really something cheaper models just love and restricted only to 3G networks.It’s paired only with 1 GB RAM though, but at least can offer 16 GB of internal storage and independent microSD slot.Display is a 5-inch IPS one with HD resolution and the back cover carries a pretty interesting rugged texture.Cameras are just basic 5 Mpix 2 Mpix and the battery capacity is 2400 mAh.
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p If necessity is the mother of invention, this unique build suggests creativity might be the father.Usually, the conversions were performed with speed in mind.However, a tuner in Japan has turned to aerospace engineering to keep his car on four wheels and pointed in the right direction, not to make it go faster.The little jet engine is mounted on the rear end of a heavily modified Nissan Silvia, a sporty coupe known as the 240SX in the United States.It points towards the sky so that it pushes the rear end of the car down as it generates thrust.It’s one of the most creative forms of active aerodynamics since American race car builder Chaparral built the sucker car in 1970.
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p The WannaCry ransomware hit the world in a frenzy, but the next wave of hacks using the same tactics is much quieter.Instead of serving ransomware and locking up computers while demanding victims pay up, Adylkuzz turns devices into slaves for its botnet army.Hundreds of thousands of infected computers are effectively turned into zombies mining for Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin, according to cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint.It spreads through EternalBlue, the same server messaging blocking exploit that WannaCry used -- a vulnerability first discovered by the US National Security Agency and leaked to the public by the hacker group Shadow Brokers.Once Adylkuzz is in a computer's system, it downloads instructions, a cryptominer and cleanup tools.Proofpoint has spotted attacks as early as April 24, but because of Adylkuzz's stealthy nature, it wasn't as obvious until after WannaCry's devastating ransomware surfaced.
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p HuffPost has taken a step further in its mission of becoming a more unified global newsroom.The publisher, which has 17 international editions, wants each newsroom to collaborate more closely on stories that are of global interest.News like the global migrant crisis, the transformation of employment through technological change, the rise of ethnic nationalism, globalization and climate change are all areas in which HuffPost wants to push a more cooperative editorial approach across geographies.Despite its size, HuffPost faces the same business-model pressures as all publishers, so maintaining editorial differentiation in its coverage is a must.“Everyone from big, legacy publishers to new digital upstarts are trying to find a way to support their journalism in an environment where digital ad prices keep trending downwards,” said HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen.“So increasing the impact and fullness of our reporting is important.”
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p The Dash Pro are Bragi's second shot at highly futuristic true wireless in-ears, offering AI integration, better battery life, and (hopefully) better connection.Fully wireless headphone brand Bragi has unveiled two iterations of a new headphone model, packing impressive new features as well as a first when it comes to true wireless earbuds: A custom fit for the perfect seal.Dubbed the Dash Pro, the latest big little thing from Bragi come in either a standard model, or an available custom-molded model using the same process audiologists employ for expensive earplugs, hearing aids, and professional in-ear monitors.The custom-fit model is the result of Bragi’s new partnership with Starkey Hearing Technologies.Impressively, the new earphones will also be among the most affordable in general to feature custom molding, retailing for $500.Bragi’s original Dash were among the most feature-packed fully wireless earbuds on the market, but all that technology came with some prohibitive issues when it came to functionality.
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p Spelbolaget THQ Nordic redovisar ett resultat efter skatt på 23,5 miljoner kronor i det första kvartalet 2017, att jämföra med 10,7 Mkr under samma period 2016.Omsättningen uppgick till 81,9 Mkr, en ökning med 90 procent från de 43,1 Mkr man sålde för under första kvartalet i fjol.Av omsättningen kom 67 procent från egna spel och 33 procent från bolagets förlagstitlar.”Det är en stark prestation men jag vill understryka att vi fortfarande är en liten aktör i en stor bransch”, säger bolagets vd och grundare Lars Wingefors i en kommentar.Läs mer: Superängel räknar hem 200 miljoner på Next Games noteringTHQ Nordic förvärvar, utvecklar och förlägger pc- och konsolspel.
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p FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is attempting to win over the YouTube audience with a Mean Tweets video.The FCC has been enjoying a lot of attention in the past week, after John Oliver called attention to the net neutrality debate.Amidst the ensuing kerfuffle, Pai shot a video for the Independent Journal Review in which he read tweets aimed at him and gave (or attempted to give) humorous commentary.The FCC tweeted it out today:Chairman @AjitPaiFCC read some mean tweets on Friday during an @TheIJR interview.— The FCC (@FCC) May 15, 2017
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Nokian Renkaat on tehnyt periaatepäätöksen rakentaa upouusi rengastehdas Yhdysvaltoihin.Nokian Renkaiden väliaikainen toimitusjohtaja Andrei Pantioukhov kertoo, että kaupunki ei ollut tuttu yhtiölle entuudestaan.Silti se päihitti kaikki muut Pohjois-Amerikan kaupungit.Pantioukhovin mukaan Daytonin valintaan vaikuttivat sopivan alhainen kustannustaso, mahdollisuus laajentaa tehdasta, työmarkkinatilanne eli alueen korkea työttömyys ja tietyt viranomaisten tarjoamat insentiivit, joita Pantioukhov ei paljasta.Ratkaisevaa oli myös sekä osavaltion että kunnan viranomaisten asenne."Viranomaisten aktiivinen henkinen tuki ja sitoutuminen hankkeeseen olivat erittäin tärkeitä.
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p Twitch is creating its own holiday.The video game streaming service has designated May 26 as "TwitchUnity," a holiday to celebrate diversity.The Amazon-owned site will promote TwitchUnity streamers and launched a new emoji (of course) in honor of the upcoming day.The lack of diversity among notable Twitch streamers is an issue it has long contended with.Twitch has been trying to address the issue, and TwitchUnity is the latest step.Twitch has also been working to make its site more inviting for those who aren't gamers.
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