Today he's the cofounder of Qualtrics, working with his younger brother Ryan Smith, who is founder and CEO.The company was also founded with their father Dr. Scott Smith, a professor at Brigham Young University.While younger brother Ryan has always been the flashy, stylish frontman of Qualtrics, Jared was the behind-the-scenes product genius that built the first version of the product (as well as subsequent versions) that brought the company initial success.He had been working as a successful exec at Google before his brother prodded into joining Qualtrics instead.He got an internship at word-processing-software maker WordPerfect, which was bought by Novell.He worked his way up to product manager by age 18.
The baby's mother was diagnosed with the Zika virus during pregnancyThe Zika virus, which has mainly affected areas of central and South America, may spread to Europe this summer, the World Health Organisation WHO has warned."We call particularly on countries at higher risk to strengthen their national capacities and prioritise the activities that will prevent a large Zika outbreak."The assessment took into consideration two factors: the likelihood of the virus spreading and the "existing national capacity to prevent or contain local transmission".Countries and areas at highest risk included Russia, Georgia and the Portuguese island of Madeira.WHO recommended a number of preventative measures to countries at high risk, including strengthening activities to prevent the spread of mosquitos, equipping health professionals to detect transmission of Zika and to ensure that communities "reduce mosquito breeding sites"."We stand ready to support European countries on the ground in case of Zika outbreaks," said Nedret Emiroglu, Director of the Communicable Diseases and Health Security Division, WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Every month brings the same news -- that month was the new 'hottest' month on record, edging past the previous month to paint a dire picture for the planet's climate.Soon enough, the record-breaking had formed a trend, and now NOAA has confirmed the news: we ve officially had a year-long streak of record-breaking warm weather.Before last month, the previous hottest April on record was April 2010, which was only 0.28 Celsius above average.Of all the continents on Earth, April s overall temperature fell into the top nine recorded, at the minimum.The month was particularly hard on South America, Africa, and Asia, where record temps for the month were recorded.Southern Europe also experienced especially warmer temps, as did eastern Australia, southern Alaska, and central Africa, among other places.
OpenZika allows users to contribute computing power to help identify anti-Zika drug candidatesIBM has invited users to join a community grid project aimed at finding drugs that could cure Zika, a virus linked to birth defects that has reached epidemic levels in South America.Zika is spread by daytime-active mosquitoes and produces mild or no symptoms, but has been linked to birth defects in children whose mothers have been infected.World Community Grid, founded in 2004 as a philanthropic effort, currently has more than 700,000 individual members and 470 institutional contributors across 80 countries, running more than 3 million computers and mobile devices, according to IBM.Large-scale molecule screeningThe screening results are then to be shared with researchers and the general public so that scientists can run laboratory experiments on the molecules, IBM said.Other IBM technology has been used to help governments track disease outbreaks in areas such as Sierra Leone, the company said.Last year IBM bought Chicago-based medical imaging company Merge Health for $1 billion £660m , in a move designed to help its new Watson-powered health analytics unit better collect and process medical data.
News: Airlines have less than a decade to meet customers demands for onboard experiences.Broadband-hungry travellers are set to make airliners rethink their in-flight offerings, with more than half admitting to prefer connectivity instead of onboard meals.Most passengers would also prefer to connect their smartphones, tablets or laptops to the internet during their journey as opposed to accessing in-flight entertainment 16% or experiencing duty free shopping 7% .60% of passengers are less inclined to connect if the service is poor, but a reliable service that does not disconnect at regular intervals can expect to be well used.78% of passengers expect to see onboard connectivity replace in-flight entertainment systems within the next five to ten years."Quality is the essential ingredient that determines whether or not passengers choose to go online during flights.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
What do rival networks have going on?Though we ve broken charges down by continent where possible, there are a few exceptions Tunisia being a constant thorn in the side where costs may be higher or lower, so it s always worth double-checking before you travel.EE Roaming Chargesee tableUnsurprisingly, things look a lot friendlier in Europe than they do elsewhere with EE much of the same follows below , with roaming figures in Africa, Asia and South America particularly high.That said, EE offers innumerous talk-and- text and data add-ons tailored to individual countries around the world, which make holidaying a little easier on the wallet.We ve left Africa out of the table above purely because there doesn t appear to be any sort of dominant pattern to follow, with the charges in various countries bouncing up and down more often than Steve Ballmer on a bouncy castle.Oh, and by the way, Asia Pacific includes Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Tokelau.
The number of people saying what s up with WhatsApp has officially made the messaging app the most popular Android chatting app in the world.And with WhatsApp s eagerly anticipated video-calling feature soon to be unveiled, the gap between WhatsApp and just about everyone else may continue to grow.The app is particularly favored in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia.And part of its appeal lies in its ability to transcend geographic borders — throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa, people can t seem to get enough of WhatsApp and its global network of chatters and texters.In Indonesia, the app is installed on 87.5 percent of Android phones, and is indeed the chosen method of smartphone communication.This varies dramatically from the rate of installation in other countries — in the U.S., for example, only 0.42 percent of Android users have installed the BlackBerry app.
Right up there with climate change and increased water scarcity is the issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and one particularly terrible variety of it -- bacteria resistant to so-called 'last resort' antibiotics, the very last-ditch solutions for resistant bugs.Now, for the first time, researchers have discovered this super-resistant bacteria in the United States, and they fear a gene in it mcr-1 could spread to other types of bacteria.The superbug was found in the urine of a 49-ear-old woman from Pennsylvania, and it is a type of E coli that is resistant to a last-resort antibiotic called colistin.Bacteria resistant to colistin has previously been found in several other regions, including Canada and South America, Europe, China, and Africa.Its newly arrived presence in the U.S. underscores the further proliferation of one of the modern world s greatest health threats and, according to CDC Direct Tom Frieden:It basically shows us that the end of the road isn t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive-care units, of patients getting urinary tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics.For now, the Centers for Disease Control are attempting to figure out where the aforementioned woman may have contracted the bacteria.
The newspaper History of Technology has compiled a list of the ten best selling car models. It was largely due to the quality and reliability. 3 Volkswagen Golf: 27.5 million Mexico has had many guises and some different names through the years. 4 Folkan: 23.5 million The simple and odd little car has made a long journey from before the Second World War to the 60's hippie environment to quit as lågprisbil in South America. The whole story has been told in the History of Technology 2, 2016. 10 Chevrolet Impala: 14 million There are few similarities between the first and the latest model of Chevrolet's long-running.
The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things.His most fully worked-out example shows how prefixes could modify the meaning of tor, his word for temperature, to produce more specific meanings from exceedingly hot owtor , through pretty hot awtor , warm etor , indifferently cold aytor and extremely cold oytor , with all gradations in between.Tolkien invented an Elvish language for his Lord of the Rings trilogy.These fictional languages usually have limited vocabularies with only a few thousand words, and other than Esperanto—two million people speak it today, mostly concentrated in Europe, East Asia, and South America—they haven t really caught on.True, a Klingon translation of Hamlet exists, and there s a small but passionate online community dedicated to learning the Na Vi language invented by Caltech linguistics professor Paul Frommer for Avatar.The Principia wasn t going to write itself.
The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things.His most fully worked-out example shows how prefixes could modify the meaning of tor, his word for temperature, to produce more specific meanings from exceedingly hot owtor , through pretty hot awtor , warm etor , indifferently cold aytor and extremely cold oytor , with all gradations in between.Tolkien invented an Elvish language for his Lord of the Rings trilogy.These fictional languages usually have limited vocabularies with only a few thousand words, and other than Esperanto—two million people speak it today, mostly concentrated in Europe, East Asia, and South America—they haven t really caught on.True, a Klingon translation of Hamlet exists, and there s a small but passionate online community dedicated to learning the Na Vi language invented by Caltech linguistics professor Paul Frommer for Avatar.The Principia wasn t going to write itself.
Can t make it to Los Angeles for next month s Electronic Entertainment Expo?Sony is set to broadcast its E3 press conference live in theaters in North America, Canada, and South America as part of its upcoming PlayStation E3 Experience event, and admission is free.In addition to getting a first glimpse at Sony s upcoming slate of games for the PlayStation 4, event attendees will take home limited edition merchandise and collectible goods that are only available via the PlayStation E3 Experience.PlayStation E3 Experience attendees will see an HD simulcast of Sony s E3 2016 press conference, where the company is expected to reveal details regarding its PlayStation VR headset and rumored NEO console hardware upgrade.Sony is additionally serving up a free digital gift basket for attendees, noting that its contents will be announced at a later date.Over 85 movie theaters across 48 states will participate in the PlayStation E3 Experience.
But while Samsung's Galaxy Note line walks along the path of the high-end and sometimes experimental, the LG Stylus 2 Plus clearly has its sights set on delivering an affordable writing experience.The Stylus 2 Plus gets a more or less recent processor, a 1.4 GHz octa-core, which is most likely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 415.As announced last February, this one utilizes a nano-coated tip that LG promises is more accurate than the rubbery tips of most capacitive styluses.There is also a Pen Keeper feature that alerts you if you accidentally left the stylus out of its silo.The LG Stylus 2 Plus comes in Titan, Gold, and Brown color options, with what looks like a texture, most likely plastic, back.Rollout starts in Taiwan today, with Asia, South America, Europe, and North America to follow soon.
LG is challenging Samsung's Note smartphones with a new stylus-equipped handset of its own.The Stylus 2 Plus will also have 16GB of onboard storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the handset.According to some reports, the included pen has a "nano coating" of some sort that will make writing on the screen feel more like writing with a pen on paper.The stylus isn't rubber-tipped, and this coating should make its input more accurate than other pens.We'll have to test this out to see if it's true, of course, and we'll need to look at how it compares to the writing experience on the Samsung Note.LG has not yet provided pricing information for the Stylus 2 Plus, but it rolls out in Taiwan today and then in "other key markets in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America in the weeks to come."
If you re only worried about itchy bites, you might be okay with a partially effective product.More importantly, the Aedes mosquitoes found in the southern US, and in central and south America, can carry Zika as well as other nasty diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.Another study, published in Acta Tropica, tested wristbands with geraniol, lemongrass, and citronella oils, likewise with terrible results.If you re moving, or if it s a windy day, the repellent won t be able to surround you.Crush a leaf and rub it on your skin, and then maybe—but even that is an iffy proposition, since many plant oils evaporate quickly.Better yet, convince your neighbors to put one in their yard.
It was February 2016 when LG announced the Stylus 2, the successor to the company s G4 Stylus/G Stylo.In addition to the cameras, memory configurations will also vary by region, with the phone including either 16GB or 32GB of native storage and either 2GB or 3GB RAM.However, given how the Stylus 2 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as its inclusion of a MicroSD card slot, the ability to combine the native storage with that of the card should make the 16GB a moot point.Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note product line, the phone will sense when the stylus is removed from its home and present Pen Pop, a shortcut menu that will display compatible apps and widgets.Unique to the Stylus 2 Plus, relative to its predecessors, is the nano-coating on the tip of the stylus, which LG says should allow for a smoother writing experience.According to LG, the Stylus 2 Plus is now available for purchase in Taiwan, with North and South America, Europe, and Asia getting the phone sometime in June.
Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics are just round the corner, but what do you know about sport s relationship with technology?Later this summer, Rio de Janeiro will host the first ever Olympic Games to be held in South America.COMPETITION: Win tickets to NFL London at Wembley!Sport and TechnologyGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 3 Steve McCaskillTechnology has become increasingly important to sport over the past few years, with nearly every professional sport having at least some form of interaction with IT.Indeed, many teams and associations are turning to the field of analytics to gain an edge over their competitors.Even the Luddites in many sporting organisations are being converted after seeing the benefits of video and ball tracking technology in enforcing the laws of their game.
It turns out the creative cube builder has sold more than 106,859,714 copies to date, according to Mojang, with 53,000 copies still being sold each day since the beginning of this year.Not only is the company raking in beaucoup dinero worldwide, but it appears that Minecraft's console and mobile ports have carried most of the momentum created by the original Java hit.Minecraft: Pocket Edition and console versions of Minecraft each outsold the PC version nearly 2-to-1 in North America, South America, Africa, and the Middle-East.Asia and Asian-Pacific regions purchased more mobile ports of Minecraft than console and computer versions combined.Mojang also mentioned that Minecraft even had purchasers in Antarctica and that if every Minecraft owner across the globe formed their own nation, it would be the 12th most populous on Earth.Despite all this, the mining/crafting phenomenon has yet to dethrone the other best-selling block-based hit, Tetris, which also found ample success across multiple platforms with a reported 425 million copies sold.
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