William Figueroa

William Figueroa

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When Randall picked up Gizmo from the antique store in Gremlins, obviously the Mogwai was the standout selection.That may not be the case, however, for this Gremlins poster, which turns that store into a pop culture cornucopia.The poster is by artist Kevin M. Wilson, who goes by “Ape Meets Girl” so as to not get buried if you ever Google his name.It was released by the Hero Complex Gallery at New York Comic Con and has, unfortunately, sold out.We even featured it briefly.But the more you look at this poster, the more secrets are revealed.
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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant began life in a tube with the original Echo, but now she has so many different homes: the Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, and even your smartphone.Now her primary home is changing form, thanks to the new Amazon Echo (2017).This new model replaces the tall cylinder with a smaller one, but it looks a lot more inviting and it packs in the same powerful voice-driven abilities as the old one.If you have the old Echo, though, do you really need to swap it out for the new one?After all, it's still Alexa – and as we've firmly established, she's everywhere.Granted, it's been three years now, so the ability to trim some fat makes sense.
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Cooking can be a fun pastime, and for young people in China, recipe apps can come in especially handy if they’ve left their hometowns for careers in the big cities and crave recreating that taste of home.In 2011, China saw its first recipe app—Meishi China (美食天下)—and the market has since drawn in dozens of players.Jiguang, a Chinese mobile data research firm, recently released a report on the steadily growing market of recipe apps in China.The user scale, however, has increased to over 33 million users, marking a 4.6% year-to-year growth.Meishi China, one of the major players, in 2011 launched a mobile recipe app—the first recipe app in China—in addition to its website where it has started to accumulate users since 2004.The company has seen stable development on its mobile end, the report says.
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Google’s AutoML system recently produced a series of machine-learning codes with higher rates of efficiency than those made by the researchers themselves.In this latest blow to human superiority the robot student has become the self-replicating master.AutoML was developed as a solution to the lack of top-notch talent in AI programming.The system runs thousands of simulations to determine which areas of the code can be improved, makes the changes, and continues the process ad infinitum, or until its goal is reached.This is a fabulous representation of the infinite monkey theorum, but instead of a monkey with a keyboard creating Shakespeare, Google made machines capable of replicating their own programming.And those machines can do in hours what takes the best human programmers weeks or months.
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Två neutronstjärnor som snurrar runt varandra och till sist kolliderar.Aldrig förr har två neutronstjärnor som slås samman kunnat observeras både med ljus och med gravitationsvågor.Neutronstjärnor är kompakta himlakroppar med mycket hög täthet.De kan ha en massa som är större än solen, men ändå vara bara några tiotal kilometer i diameter, och är ett av slutstegen i en stjärnas liv.Både observatorier som fångar ljus och de tre detektorer som ingår i det så kallade Ligo-projektet och fångar upp gravitationsvågor.Tidigare har Ligo vid fyra tillfällen detekterat sammanslagningar av svarta hål, en händelse som inte ger upphov till något ljus.
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In the afternoon, is expected to Huawei launch a sequel to last year's Mate 9.Or are expected to, and expected, we know with one hundred percent certainty that it is the Mate 10 moves on as the company named its live broadcast to "Mate 10 Keynote".Exactly how many Mate 10-variants it is, however, we are more uncertain, although previous rumors, the gossips about the at least one Pro-model.Mate-the headphones are so-called phablets, i.e. phones with big, luxurious displays, and the aggravation of specifications.In the case of the Mate 10 we are waiting for the us see, for instance, the new chipset Kirin 970, which was showcased during the IFA trade fair earlier in the fall.Kirin 970-circuit shall be according to Huawei themselves to be so powerful and economical that it can challenge Apple's A11 and Samsung's fastest chip.
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Viruset sprids via webbsidor som distribuerar falska versioner av Adobe Flash Player, uppger säkerhetsföretaget Eset som upptäckt Doublelocker.– Payloaden kan ändra enhetens pin och stoppa användaren från att komma åt enheten, och kryptera offrets data.Den kombinationen har aldrig skådats i Androids ekosystem förut, säger Eset-forskaren Lukáš Štefanko i en intervju med The Register.När en användare försöker installera den falska Flash Player-appen ber den om åtkomst till en rad funktioner.Bland annat vill viruset använda tillgänglighetsverktygen i Android, och använder dem för att ersätta hemknappen på mobilen eller surfplattan.Det betyder att varje gång användaren trycker på hemknappen aktiveras viruset, och enheten blir både krypterad och låst med en slumpgenererad pin-kod.
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Feelgood ska utveckla en onlineläkartjänst och tjänsten ska enligt planerna lanseras under första kvartalet 2018.Det framgår av ett pressmeddelande.Tjänsten ska enligt bolaget utgå från den plattform och erfarenheter som redan finns i den nuvarande leveransen av onlinerådgivning till Feelgoods företagskunder.En intern arbetsgrupp arbetar med att utveckla och förpacka tjänsten, som innebär att Feelgoods 600 000 kundanställda får tillgång till ett enklare sätt att få personlig rådgivning av en läkare eller sjuksköterska via en videotjänst, på tid och plats som passar individen.Det kan röra sig om enklare sjuk- och hälsorådgivning, recept och remisser, skriver bolaget i ett pressmeddelande."Vi ser att det bland våra kunder finns en önskan om att rådgivning från läkare görs lättare tillgänglig.
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Are you looking for a really affordable Samsung S8 “inspired” device?Then you might want to check out the Meiigoo S8, a big 6.1-inch phone with a nice sleek look that will only cost you $156.03 (€139.60).Let’s learn more about the phone!Let’s begin with Meiigoo S8’s best feature, the large 6.1-inch HD+ display with the trendy 18:9 display aspect ratio that borrows the 83% of the front of the device, that is then coated in 3D curved glass, as well as the back.Other than that, we find a good performing Mediatek MTK6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB),We also have two rear cameras (13.0MP + 5.0MP combo), a 5.0MP front-facing shooter, a rear fingerprint scanner, a 3300mAh capacity battery and it runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
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If you’ve ever wondered why you have to rinse dishes before putting them into the dishwasher and thought there must be a better way, ponder no more.The LG Top Control Dishwasher with QuadWash and EasyRack Plus is not the sexiest model we’ve seen to date.In fact, the LG’s design is similar to Samsung Waterwall Tall Tub Dishwasher in that it has about an inch for a pull handle in between the top of the washer and the rest of the machine.Unfortunately, it does seem to attract fingerprints, but they’re easy to wipe away.The LG guide recommends putting dirty dishes directly into the dishwasher without rinsing, to which we said, “Oh, it’s on!”There are a lot of wash cycles available and the SmartThinQ app will even alert you when a load is complete.
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Ikea will soon sell its products through third-party online retailers in an attempt to reach more customers.A pilot program is scheduled to start sometime next year, the Swedish furniture retailer said Tuesday.The company is "curious" about what will happen as it plans to gather new insights from the pilot, Ikea spokesperson Josefin Thorell said in an email."[However], there are no decisions regarding what marketplaces we want to partner with yet, and also no decision regarding what markets," Thorell added.The news of Ikea possibly using the likes of Amazon and other third-party sites to sell its furniture and smart home products comes nearly four months after Ikea knocked down reports that it had reached a deal to work directly with the e-commerce giant.Ikea said at the time that any products currently sold on Amazon or other sites are being done by private resellers.
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The European Commission on Wednesday stepped up its campaign to force big American technology companies to pay more taxes on Wednesday.It ruled that Luxembourg had violated EU rules by allowing the bulk of Amazon's European profits to go untaxed, and it announced it was taking Ireland to court for failing to collect higher taxes from Apple, after Ireland ignored a similar ruling from the EC last year.If the EC wins the battle, Apple could owe €13 billion ($15 billion), while Amazon could owe an extra €250 million ($290 million).The EU's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, says that she's just trying to create a level playing field by preventing big multinational companies from getting sweetheart deals not available to most companies.But critics say Vestager is meddling in the internal tax policy decisions of democratic nations—and some have also insinuated that she has been singling out American multinationals for extra scrutiny.Small European countries have found they can attract business from big companies by creating business-friendly tax regimes.
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Google announced its second generation Pixel phones alongside the Google Pixelbook just a few hours ago.The new Pixel phones come with significant improvements over the first generation Pixels, boasting of some added features with some removal as well.Specifically, Google is banking on the latest and greatest Android Oreo, its improved Google Assistant, and of course, the best camera it has to offer till date to sell the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.We already covered the major specs and features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL here, but what we failed to mentioned is that Google’s tech specs page for the 2 new Pixel devices expressly stated that buyers of these devices would be able to receive Android software updates and security updates for three years from the time of release.With this promise, you should expect to see the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to be upgraded to at least Android R, and that should be expected to happen around this time in 2019.Google only offered users of previous Nexus devices as well as the first generation Pixel phones two years of Android OS update with three years of security patch updates.If this promise is effectively implemented, then it means Google would have measured up with Apple which offers similar support to its older devices up to 3 years.
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While many of us were expecting Google to reveal the new Google Home Mini, it also took us to the other end of the spectrum today by revealing the Google Home Max.Essentially, the Google Home Max takes everything about the standard Google Home and blows it up to larger proportions, whether that’s size or sound.Google Home Max, it would seem, is the Home speaker for the music lover.In fact, the Google Home Max is quite a bit larger than the standard Google Home.That size isn’t just for show, but rather the hardware included under the hood makes the Google Home Max more than 20 times more powerful than Google Home.If there’s one thing Google wants you to take away from this announcement, it’s that Google Home Max can get loud.
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Vem tar ansvar för att hjälpa ungdomar till rätt utbildning och karriär, undrar bland andra Leif Östling, Södertälje Science Park, och Boel Godner, Södertälje kommun.På frågan om hur vi ska hantera framtidens viktigaste utmaningar såsom klimatet, sysselsättningen och välfärden, så finns ett stort förtroende för att näringslivet kommer att agera, och vara en viktig del av lösningen.Ett antal nya innovativa teknikföretag har växt fram och snabbt nått internationell framgång.En av framgångsfaktorerna har varit en hög teknisk och naturvetenskaplig kompetens, vilket skapat nya företag, nya jobb och välfärd för Sverige.Södertälje och Sverige måste säkra framtidens kompetensförsörjning inom teknik och naturvetenskap genom att tidigt väcka elevers intresse för området i skolans alla stadier.Det finns ett behov av att erbjuda rätt utbildningar men också att motivera, engagera och hjälpa elever att tidigt se tydliga utbildnings- och karriärvägar som leder till intressanta och kvalificerade jobb.
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It’s why she’s even trademarked the term “BrandTax” and put it at the center of the, yes, marketing for her new venture Brandless, the startup e-commerce that sells consumer and household goods from olive oil to gummy worms, all priced at $3 each.There’s no reason that the religion of branding, built up in the post-World War II consumer boom, wouldn’t be next.Never mind that CPG stalwarts like P and Unilever are among the world’s biggest companies.The story of Brandless — you’ve probably heard it before, since Sharkey and her co-founder, Ido Leffler, have been selling it, with religious-like fervor, to 80 different press outlets at launch — goes like this: Leffler woke up in the middle of the night with an idea.“What if people understood what things cost versus what they pay for them?” Leffler said to Sharkey, who in a previous life founded iVillage and was the chair at BabyCenter.“Things like organic, gluten free, vegan.
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Facebook Messenger Lite, the excellent, cruft-free of Facebook’s chat app that focuses on the essentials, is expanding to the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.The Android-only app was originally launched so that users could access Messenger in areas with sluggish mobile connectivity.But even outside of its intended markets, Android users have taken to sideloading Messenger Lite as an escape from the growing ball of features that the main Android and iOS app has become.Sadly, there’s no such thing as Messenger Lite for iPhones — and TechCrunch reports that Facebook has no plans to release it.You can download the Android app here.Messenger Lite is strictly focused on messaging and doesn’t include recent additions like stories, Snapchat-ish selfie lens effects, or games.
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Ring is announcing a major new product today that ties together its existing security cameras, lights, and doorbells: a full home security system, meant to monitor the inside of your home.The announcement comes at an interesting moment.Just two weeks ago, Nest — which makes its own line of home security cameras and a still-unreleased smart doorbell — announced that it was getting into the home securitys system market, unveiling a $499 package that included a keypad and enough sensors to monitor two doors or windows.Additional door/window sensors will sell for $20, and additional motion sensors will sell for $30.Ring’s subscription monitoring service is relatively cheap, too.But for $100 per year, Ring will provide a monitoring service, so that someone can call your home if an alarm goes off.
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The force of the explosion created winds of 2,000 miles an hour, and everything within 40 miles of the epicenter felt the blast."When we speak, we need people to follow."If I perceive you as a small business, I'm going to perceive you as having a limited pool of resources."We don't take anything at face value anymore," says Montoya, whose Santa Ana, California, company brings in more than $3 million a year.Peter Abruzzo knew his $10 million company, Modern Tuxedo, a chain of 27 rental stores predominantly in the Indiana and Chicago areas, didn't have the visibility to compete with big national chains.If you can find a concept you can deliver in the customer's mind, that's going to help you become number one," says Kinard.
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EQ is the ability we have to use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from and manage our relationships with other people.It is, in effect, the skills we've developed for building our social capital with those we wish to network with.Developing a networking style or system that sets you apart from the ordinary businessperson: Networking is so much more than just being involved in the usual meet-n-greet routine.This can be done by reading books and other articles about word-of-mouth marketing and learning techniques that have been successful for others.You aren't quite sure what just happened, but suddenly you're being pointed in the right direction for a meeting with someone else who can open doors for you--and you aren't even consciously aware that you expressed a need for this introduction!Networking appropriately (honoring the event): Becoming a networker who's sensitive to the event is an important aspect of developing one's networking EQ.
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