William Figueroa

William Figueroa

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Since 2011, the two smartphone giants have been fighting over five patents due to the claim that Samsung infringed on Apple’s intellectual property when it made a handful of devices including the original Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S2, and the Droid Charge.In earlier hearings, the court had already determined Samsung did infringe on two of the utility patents in question, which was determined by the jury in the most recent trial to be worth a fine of $5.3 million (£3.9 million).However, the more contentious part of the lawsuit involves the three design patents (1, 2, 3) in question, which describe a device with a black front, rounded rectangular corners, similarly curved surrounding bezels, and a colourful grid of icons.Originally, Apple was seeking damages of $1.05 billion (£789 million), though that number had been reduced down to $399 million (£299 million) back in 2015.In the end, the jury ended up splitting the difference by ruling that Samsung needs to pay Apple $533.3 million (£400 million) in damages for violating the three design patents — that’s on top of the $5.3 million (£3.9 million) for violating two utility patents, bringing the total to about $539 million (£405 million).However, instead of adding clarity to the debate, this ruling, issued on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, only seems to make things more confusing, as the colourful grid of icons Apple sued Samsung for is one of the most common features found in smartphones today, regardless of whether a phone comes from Apple, Samsung, or an entirely different manufacturer.
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The Steam Link application that makes it possible for mobile gamers to stream their PC games to their tablet, smartphone, or connected TV, will remain an Android exclusive for now, as Apple has rejected its release on the App Store.Valve claims that Apple did initially approve the application, but has since rejected it, claiming that “business conflicts” meant it did not comply with app guidelines.Not to be confused with the Steam Link streaming hub that Valve released in 2015, the Steam Link app was designed to offer a similar functionality, but for Android and iOS devices.While it is available on the Google Play store in beta form, it’s nowhere to be found on Apple’s App Store, because despite an earlier approval, it’s been rejected.“On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release,” Valve said in a statement.“On Wednesday, May 9, Valve released news of the app.
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Performance doesn't live up to soundtrackRear seat and trunk space are tinyLC 500h hybrid misses the markIf Lexus wanted to convince us that it was neither boring nor unimaginative, the 2018 LC 500 is the car to do it.Born of a melodramatic concept, translated with painstaking care to mass production, and tasked with changing decades of preconceptions at a price that’s reasonably affordable, it’s no surprise that the LC doesn’t quite hit every note.Still, the delta between what this V8 GT promises and what it delivers is impressive.
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Qualcomms senaste chipp är Snapdragon 710 som företaget menar kommer ge premiumfinesser till fler enheter.Det rör sig om uppföljaren till Snapdragon 660-plattformen och en av nyheterna är dubbelt så hög prestanda för artificiell intelligens.Snapdragon 710 bygger på 10nm tillverkningsteknik och det är första gången Qualcomm använder 10nm utanför Snapdragon 800-serien.Plattformen har Qualcomms Kryo 360-processor, Spectra 250 ISP, Hexagon 685 DSP, samt grafikdelen Adreno 616.Chippet erbjuder modemet Snapdragon X15 som stödjer LTE kategori 15, 4×4 MIMO och LAA (License-Assisted Access).Gällande övriga trådlösa tekniker har Qualcomm implementerat stöd för 2×2 Wi-Fi (802.11ac) med MU-MIMO.
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The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed.These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources.If you’d like updates on upcoming Founder Institute Webinars, subscribe for Founder Insight.Recently, we welcomed Wrike founder Andrew Filev, as a panelist for our webinar "How To Build Effective Virtual Teams For Startups.” Andrew has been leading virtual teams since he founded his first consulting firm at the age of 17.After years of assisting companies with collaborative work management, Andrew realized that the market needed a tool to help businesses work smarter.With local teams, everyone is close by and you don’t even notice that crack, while virtual teams can act as a long lever that push down on that crack.”
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2018 started off on a sour note with the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre chip-level security flaws, which could be exploited to access secure data on computers powered by the world’s most popular processors.Now, there’s another version doing the rounds.Microsoft and Google have jointly disclosed what’s being called Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), which, as the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team describes, “could allow an attacker to read older memory values in a CPU’s stack or other memory locations.”Variant 4 uses speculative execution, an optimization technique in CPUs, to potentially expose certain kinds of data.The exploit can be run through web browsers via runtimes like JavaScript.Intel attempted to quash worries by stating that it hasn’t seen this exploit being used in the wild, and that mitigations for this flaw that could potentially be exploited through browsers have already been deployed to tackle Meltdown and Spectre back in January.
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Concerns about the cost of living are having a negative impact on the nation’s happiness and wellbeing, with financial stress particularly affecting parents.One in four parents who took part in the survey of 8,000 people said they are feeling ‘intensely worried’ about money or debt, compared to one in five who answered the same questionnaire six months ago.Meanwhile the nation as a whole is feeling more concerned about money, with 17% identifying as ‘intensely worried’, compared to 19% six months ago.However, there is hope: the results indicate coming together with loved ones can help boost mood, whether that’s for a meal or simply socialising.To determine the nation’s current level of wellbeing and influencing factors, researchers asked survey questions relating to 18 topics, grouped into six major themes: community connections, finances, relationships, health, lifestyle and environment.The research doesn’t go into detail about where the extra financial stress is coming from and the index points out the average household income remains broadly unchanged since the first research wave.
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Through its rapid growth, Medina has, so-far, maintained a 100% approval rating on job-hunting site Glassdoor.He explained several reasons why he thinks this is so: he goes to great lengths to interact with his 300 employees in direct, personal and humanizing ways.He shared his three tips that any manager can do to create a happier team.The company is growing like gangbusters, from about 170 employees and 1,200 customers a year ago to about 300 employees and 2,400 customers today.Medina is a former exec from Microsoft and worked, back in the day, at Amazon on the team that founded Amazon Web Services, Amazon's juggernaut cloud computing service.But this is his first run as a CEO and founder.
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The new OnePlus 6 has high-end specifications, a beautiful and modern design, and a lower price tag than other flagship smartphones.It’s safe to say that the OnePlus 6 lives up to the company’s “flagship killer” moniker.We break it down in our handy OnePlus 6 buying guide.The most important fact to know before buying the OnePlus 6 is that it does not work on Verizon or Sprint networks.The phone, like all of its predecessors, also doesn’t work with many crucial CDMA frequencies.Thankfully, the device does work on GSM networks, like T-Mobile and AT If you’re already on one of those networks, you should be good to go.
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Consider Disney, Pixar, and all the other most popular animated features of the past two decades.On average, producing one second of a “Frozen” or a “Toy Story 3” or an “Ice Age” cost almost $25,000.For just one second of a finished film.That’s a fact that probably makes you think, “Well, scratch that idea for the cool cartoon I always wanted to make.” Well, hold up — don’t toss out that dream just yet.The process for creating truly respectable digital animation has actually reached the masses in recent years.And rather than spending hours hunched over a drawing board, some animation has actually become just a matter of clicking and dragging.
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Google's been making steady progress in advancing its Chromebook operating system over the past several months, particularly around its efforts to further align Android and Chrome OS and turn Chromebooks into all-purpose productivity machines and Android tablet replacements.Practically every week, in fact, there's some new and noteworthy feature being added into the platform (something we've talked about a great deal in my weekly newsletter as of late).Linux app support is on its way to the Pixelbook to start — currently in that device's developer channel and likely becoming available much more broadly before long.It isn't meant to be a mainstream sort of thing that drastically changes the platform's appeal or convinces hoards of Chrome OS doubters to suddenly drop their hesitations.But then there's a group of us — myself included — who fall somewhere in between the categories of "a Chromebook does everything I need" and "there's no way I could ever use a Chromebook."For me, my one lingering Chrome OS "but" is Photoshop: While web-centric image editors like Pixlr are good enough for casual use (and heck, even the super-simple Chrome OS image editor is sufficient for super-basic needs), I do a fair amount of advanced image editing work for which Photoshop is preferable.
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These days there is no shortage of affordable devices with premium-like features.And for that, you’re getting an interesting slew of features, while also facing some interesting compromises.It’s a glossy finish that reflects light in a kind of polygonal pattern.This looks a lot more impressive in press photos than in the flesh to be honest.To be honest though, the phone generally feels quite cheaply made – very plasticky and light (and not in the good way).The buttons are pretty flaky too and instead of a volume rocker, you get two individual buttons located inconveniently on the left of the device.
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It could be said every good mom is something of a badass.Whether its juggling work and home life, solving their children’s deepest problems, or simply offering an earnest ear to lean on, all good moms are tough and tender in equal measure.In TV land, though, the most badass moms go above and beyond.They are true fighters, fending off enemies, shedding off drama, and even dealing with life-and-death situations, all in the name of their kids.In honor of Mother’s Day 2018, here’s our list of some of the most badass moms on TV today.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai talking with reporters on the first day of the company's I/O developer conference in 2018.Greg Sandoval/Business InsiderGoogle sent many a developers' tongue wagging and spooked many others with Google Duplex, the AI software that talks eerily like a human.Google is not married to the version demonstrated on Tuesday at the Google I/O annual developer conference.The digital valets on the market now are a long way from conversing.In fact, the AI-based software's ability to mimic a human voice is so uncanny that some in-the-know Googlers say it may not actually go into the wild in its current incarnation.During my conversations with various Google executives, managers and engineers, as well as other attendees at the Google developers conference this week, the buzz has been all about the Google Assistant demo.
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Microsoft's text editing app, which has been shipping with Windows since version 1.0 in 1985, has finally been taught how to handle line endings in text files created on Linux, Unix, Mac OS, and macOS devices."This has been a major annoyance for developers, IT Pros, administrators, and end users throughout the community," Microsoft acknowledged in a blog post today, without touching on why the issue was allowed to fester for more than three decades.Notepad's line feed limitations may not inspire the same level of partisan bickering as the tabs vs. spaces debate or the possibility that semicolons may become mandatory in JavaScript.Nonetheless, the app is widely used and does elicit some passion.News of the change at Microsoft's Build developer conference on Tuesday prompted the loudest cheer of any of the announcements."We fixed Notepad," declared Kevin Gallo, head of Windows developer platform.
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One of the most annoying things about the Google Assistant is having to repeat ‘Hey Google’ every single time you talk to it.Whether following up on an earlier command or trying to ask multiple questions, it gets tiring very fast.That’ll soon be a thing of the past.At Google I/O, the company announced two new features to simplify you chats with the assistant: continued conversation and multiple actions.They’re pretty much what they sound like, and are right in line with the new features Amazon added to Alexa.With Continued Conversation, you can follow up on previous requests without having to repeat ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Okay Google.’ You can ask “what will the weather be like tomorrow?” and when Google answers, you can follow up with “what about next week?” without the clunkyness of repeating the key word.
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Do consumers really see more than 4000 adverts a day?No-one ever said they couldn’t wait to engage with some branded content.Our enemy isn’t the other brands in our category, it’s a lack of relevance and interest.It’s cold and grey and stretches for as far as the eye can see.More and better ads in smarter channels but big brands are struggling to maintain their pricing.Why are we failing to make an impression?
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HOUSTON - (May 7, 2018) - In the wake of its recent discovery of a flat form of gallium, an international team led by scientists from Rice University has created another two-dimensional material that the researchers said could be a game changer for solar fuel generation.Hematene may be an efficient photocatalyst, especially for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, and could also serve as an ultrathin magnetic material for spintronic-based devices, the researchers said."2D magnetism is becoming a very exciting field with recent advances in synthesizing such materials, but the synthesis techniques are complex and the materials' stability is limited," Ajayan said."Here, we have a simple, scalable method, and the hematene structure should be environmentally stable.""Hematite absorbs sunlight from ultraviolet to the yellow-orange region, but the charges produced are very short-lived.By pairing the new material with titanium dioxide nanotube arrays, which provide an easy pathway for electrons to leave the hematene, the scientists found they could allow more visible light to be absorbed.
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Texture, the magazine subscription service that Apple purchased back in March, plans to shut down its Windows app at the end of June.Users were informed of the discontinuation this week through emails and a note inside the app, which said that after June 30th, “this app will stop working and will no longer be available in the Microsoft Store.” Texture’s Android, Amazon Fire, and iOS apps will still be supported.While this might sound like a case of Apple immediately cutting off users outside of its ecosystem, the discontinuation of Texture’s Windows app may have been a long time coming.The app seemingly hasn’t been updated in some time, and on the Windows Store, it’s inundated with bad reviews dating back years about how poorly the app works.Multiple reviews mention being unable to download magazines, which is kind of the entire point of the app.In a note on its website, Texture wrote that it needed to shut down the Windows app to “keep things working smoothly.” Apple declined further comment.
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How about arming yourself with some seriously discounted recent phone models from the deep wares of the popular Lightinthebox e-shop ?Like the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, which with the emergence of the MIX 2S model got the price significantly slashed or the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Note ?Everything of course in the Global versions so something even for the international customers.No need for some lengthy introduction with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, because the Mi MIX series helped shape the very core of the modern phone design and trends.It’s a beautiful phone with four-sided curved ceramic body, 5,99-inch FHD+ tri-bezel-less display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, 12MP rear camera with OIS, 3400 mAh battery capacity or dual SIM support.And with the price drop you can get it for just $349.95/€288.92.
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