Alvaro Okajima

Alvaro Okajima

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That is, no matter who or where you are within a business, when it comes to running the numbers or making a decision, your applications are accessing the same information as everybody else internally.No out of date, duplicated, or otherwise imperfect copies.While that sounds admirable – obvious, actually – in reality it’s difficult to achieve.Not fresh data, just in via the sales department or the website, but long-in-the-tooth data sets produced for long-forgotten purposes, now sitting on storage media taking up space and consuming power and cooling.Or, worse yet, copies of data that some people think are current and are basing decisions upon.This data will be collected and stored by the second, minute, hour – or whatever your backup schedule dictates – and held long-term.
China
Just 13 more days remaining to the official launch of a new CHUWI product and i have to say the new 2-in-1 tablet convertible is looking very promising.It will be named as UBook Pro and will be offering very respectable hardware equipment with very little cutting of corners.Usually with some chinese brands we are used to see using slightly outdated hardware pieces even for “brand new” models, but that’s not the case in here.So let’s take a look at this upcoming device.CHUWI UBook Pro will be sporting 12.3-inch fully laminated IPS display with FHD resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio supporting also 2048 pressure level stylus.The tablet will have U-shaped bracket kickstand design and with detachable dock with backlit keyboard the variety of usage will be pretty wide.
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Executives from many of the United States’s largest corporations and companies have signed a letter to the U.S. Senate urging the governing body to take legislative action on gun control.The letter, obtained by the New York Times, cites the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, El Paso and West Texas, as well as instances of gun violence in cities such as Newport News, Va., Brooklyn and Chicago.The letter calls America’s gun violence epidemic “a public health crisis that demands urgent action” and specifically calls on the Senate (which has a Republican majority) to pass the bills that the House of Representatives (which has a Democratic majority) has already passed: stronger background checks and “red flag” laws.According to the Times, Chip Bergh of Levi’s led the effort.Leaders from 145 other companies also signed the letter, including Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch, Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, HuffPost and Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck and Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack (who famously made headlines last year when the store announced it would no longer sell assault-style weapons).Several advertising executives also added their names to the list: Havas Group CEO Yannick Bolloré; HorizonMedia president, CEO and founder Bill Koenigsberg; Omnicom CEO and chairman John Wren; Publicis CEO and chairman Arthur Sadoun; and WPP CEO Mark Read.
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A day after Apple revealed the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max at an event in Cupertino, California, a third-party battery case manufacturer has unveiled a new mobile battery case created to protect and wirelessly charge the new phones.Apple has yet to announce updates to its Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11 models, making the manufacturer, Mophie, the first to market, according to a Wednesday report by 9to5Mac.The Mophie juice pack access battery case uses Qi wireless charging tech to power the new iPhones, leaving the Lightning port available for users who want to listen to music, take calls, or charge their EarPods at the same time, according to a release.The juice pack access cases for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 pro include a 2,000mAh battery, while the case for the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 2,200mAh integrated battery.A built-in USB-C input port lets users charge both the juice pack and the iPhone.The Priority Plus charging ability passes wireless and wired power to the iPhone first, before recharging the case, the release said.
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Medium format shooting has been getting a lot of love lately, not least from Fujifilm which has introduced three new models in recent years.But now, Swedish medium format specialist Phase One is firing back at its rivals, not just with a new camera but a fresh system.The Phase One XT camera system is aimed at landscape photographers, and is based around a new XT body, which has been designed to be as lightweight as possible.Indeed, it's billed as the most compact digitally integrated field camera to date.The body serves as a connection point between existing IQ4 backs working on the company's Infinity platform – currently the IQ4 150MP, IQ4 150MP Achromatic and IQ4 100MP Trichromatic – and a fresh line of Rodenstock-branded lenses.The company has announced three of these so far, namely the Rodenstock HR Digaron-S 23mm f/5.6, Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 32mm f/4 and Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 70mm f/5.6, each of which has been equipped with an electromagnetic "X-shutter" shutter mechanism.
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NewsCred Co-Founder and CEO Shafqat Islam believes this siloed structure is what’s holding marketers back from their omnichannel dreams.During his Content Marketing World 2019 session, Shafqat shared how NewsCred reorganized to deliver better results.The Dangers of Hyper-Specialized Marketing TeamsAs marketing continues to grow more complex, says Shafqat, marketers have had to specialize.And each operates more or less independently of the others.According to Shafqat, hyper-specialized, siloed teams can lead to:
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After a number of recent acquisitions, Bustle Digital Group is continuing to build out its executive leadership team with the addition of Elizabeth Webbe Lunny as executive vice president of revenue.Lunny joins BDG after more than three years at The New York Times, where she served as vice president of media and as publisher of T Magazine.She had previously been head of digital and integrated sales at Rodale Inc. (now owned by Hearst Magazines), and associate publisher at Condé Nast.Lunny will report to Jason Wagenheim, chief revenue officer at BDG, when she begins her new role Sept. 30.“BDG has established itself as a leader in the millennial digital space across a broad spectrum of consumer passion points,” Lunny said in a statement announcing her hiring today.“Jason and his team have achieved substantial revenue growth and scale, which is remarkable given the current marketplace conditions.
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Microsoft now says the new "full-Chromium" Edge will use the same kill-Flash calendar as Google's Chrome, the vastly more popular browser that also relies on Chromium.Earlier, Microsoft had created its own timetable for purging the media player software, which Adobe will retire at the end of 2020.But once Microsoft decided to discard homegrown browser technologies for those crafted by the Google-dominated Chromium open-source project, the company was expected to fall in line with its rival."In the next version of Microsoft Edge (built on Chromium), we will continue to retire Flash in the same timeframe as other Chromium-based browsers," Colleen Williams, a senior program manager on the Edge team, wrote last week in a post to a company blog.Google disabled Flash by default in Chrome 76, the version that debuted at the end of July.The only way users can run the player is if they switch it on in Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security > Site Settings > Flash > Ask First.
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It's no secret that AMD has been on top of the world with its Ryzen 3rd Generation processors and Navi graphics cards, but we're starting to see some indication that hardcore PC enthusiasts are starting to side with Team Red.The folks over at KitGuru spotted some statistics from PassMark, a popular CPU benchmarking tool, which suggest that AMD has gained some market share over Intel.More specifically, in Q3 2019, AMD jumped to 31.9% market share, up from 23.1% in Q2 2019.Similarly, Intel dropped to 68.10% in Q3 2019 from 76.9% in the prior quarter.Get one of the best graphics cards to pair with your new processorTake a journey through the world of PC components
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According to BBC, Google could not license its Play Services for the Huawei Mate 30.Despite this, Reuters states that the Chinese company will press on with the September 18 announcement regardless of this fact.The US Department of Commerce is allowing companies to file for a license in order to trade with Huawei.According to reports, over 130 companies already signed this license, but Google isn’t among them.Analysts believe that the chances of Huawei succeeding with the Huawei Mate 30 series without Google Play Services are really low.The report states that users won’t be familiar in using a smartphone that lacks most of Google apps, in special – Play Store, YouTube, and Maps.
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In recent weeks, Microsoft has been doing quite a bit to try to build out its streaming service, Mixer.The biggest move it made was paying Ninja an undisclosed-yet-almost-certainly-large amount of money to drop Twitch and begin streaming on Mixer full time.Now, the company is looking to get more money in the pockets of Mixer streamers, and it’s using Xbox Game Pass subscriptions to do it.In a new promotion, Microsoft will give a cut of Xbox Game Pass subscription fees to Mixer streamers, assuming that users enter codes designated to those streamers when they sign up.In that way, it’s like the creator codes Epic Games allows players to enter when purchasing something from Fortnite‘s in-game shop.If you enter a creator code there, then a slice of your purchase goes to the creator that code belongs to.
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BMW's motorcycles have a well-deserved reputation for being high-quality machines, but even the famed Motorrad isn't immune to the odd recall every now and again.This time, it's got to do with some of the brand's more affordable offerings.Specifically, BMW Motorcycles announced earlier in August that it's recalling certain 2019 C 400 X scooters as well as 2018-2020 G 310 GS and 2017-2020 G 310 R motorcycles over concerns that the pistons in their brake calipers could corrode and cause the system to stick in their bores.The brake calipers in question were produced by Brembo's value-oriented Indian subsidiary Bybre (for "By Brembo" -- get it?), which are also used on more-affordable motorcycles from the likes of KTM, among others.The fix for this issue simply involves getting your bike to your friendly local BMW Motorcycle dealer and having them swap your brake calipers for new ones.
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It takes a boat ride, in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, to get me to finally feel offline.But it reminds me of the impossible goal I keep failing to attain: staying away from screens.I just hold onto them now as a meditation, in a way.Not getting endless updates on unfolding news.Sitting in a card room, on a quiet morning, meeting new people sitting next to me who also weren't on phones.I couldn't send a quick tweet about it.
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It’s another Thursday so you know what that means: the Fortnite season 10, week four challenges are now available!This week, the missions are called “Smash & Grab”, and they feature throwbacks to familiar challenges that we’ve done in the past.Fortnite season 10, week 4 challengesThe new way Epic Games has been handling the weekly challenges continues into this week.There are still seven challenges to complete, but once you’re through with them, you can then tackle the prestige versions of those same challenges but they will be a bit harder.Search a chest within 60 seconds after landing from the battle bus three separate times
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One of the latest updates to the Apple Watch included FDA-approved ECG monitoring, and it made waves in both the consumer and medical communities.Once the product was released, users quickly saw the benefits, and some even credited the watch with saving their lives.Why design is so importantIt’s fair to stop and ask why design matters so much when it comes to wearable medical devices.After all, the point of these devices is to help patients live healthy lives, not outsell tech giants and look sleek.In my experience, clunky, poorly designed medical devices only result in frustration, misuse, and total abandonment — even when doing so has immense potential repercussions for users’ health.
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A new ride at a German amusement park recently raised quite a few eyebrows on social media for its bizarre design.Now the ride, called the Adlerflug or “Eagle’s Flight,” will reportedly be shut down after so many people pointed out the obvious: The ride looks like two giant swastikas.The ride opened in July at the Tatzmania amusement park in southwest Germany, but the spinning swastikas only went viral on 3 August after a German-language Reddit post featured video of the attraction.Redditors poked fun at the shocking design, calling it things like the “Holocoaster,” a reference to the systematic genocide perpetrated by the Nazis, which killed over 10 million people in the 1930s and 40s.Another Redditor commented, “2fast 2Führerious,” a reference to the popular movie franchise.Rüdiger Braun, the director of the park, has apologised for the swastika ride and insisted to the local Bild newspaper that, “We didn’t notice the gondolas are in the form of a swastika.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is going to stink on Nintendo Switch.But the evidence is beginning to mount that the game may not stink at all.The Switcher 3 (as the kids are calling it) is looking like one of the most impressive ports for Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld console yet.The latest argument to back that up is Nintendo’s presentation of the game live from Gamescom in Germany where the company showed the game running in portable mode.Developer CD Projekt Red first released The Witcher 3 in 2015, but the game is so demanding that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both struggled with it in several spots.It uses a mobile chip that is equivalent to a smartphone or tablet from a couple of years ago.
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Over the past year we've slowly been learning about Porsche's new Taycan EV.We've heard about the development of new production processes and charging options for the company's first fully electric car.We also rode shotgun in a pre-production vehicle on a frozen lake in Sweden.But at a media event in Atlanta, Georgia, this week, Porsche told us something we didn't know: When the Taycan goes on sale at the end of the year, it'll be the first vehicle to feature full integration of Apple Music.A six-month subscription to Apple Music will be standard with all 2020 Porsche Taycans, the company confirmed Monday.People who already have Apple Music will receive three months of additional service on their accounts.
Sweden
Tidigast på fredag kan tågen börja köra igenom Hässleholm efter den våldsamma branden.Arbetet pågår för fullt i Hässleholm med att laga allt som förstördes i onsdagens brand.Den kraftiga branden i en tom lagerlokal orsakade stora skador på kontaktledningar, signalsystem och spår på den intilliggande järnvägen.Man arbetar i treskift för att få allting på plats så snabbt som möjligt.Det är närmare 30 personer i varje arbetsskift, säger Sara Lindström, presskommunikatör vid Trafikverket.Tidigast någon gång under fredagen kan tågtrafiken komma i gång igen, enligt Trafikverkets prognos.
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Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack.The security vulnerability, which was recently discovered by a team at the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA), essentially allows an attacker to interfere when two devices try to connect, allowing a hacker to “break” Bluetooth security without anyone knowing.That could allow a hacker to funnel data from any connected devices — from the music you hear through your headphones to the words you type on a Bluetooth keyboard — as long as they are within range.Researchers have named the exploit KNOB — Key Negotiation of Bluetooth — since it can occur when two devices are “negotiating” a secure connection.“The KNOB attack is a serious threat to the security and privacy of all Bluetooth users,” the researchers wrote in a paper released Tuesday.“We were surprised to discover such fundamental issues in a widely used and 20 years old standard.”
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The updates come on the heels of the monthly security patch dumps from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, and SAP, giving admins one more update to test and install on user systems.Kaspersky's fix addresses a privacy hole discovered and reported to the company by German tech magazine C't.Reporter Ronald Eikenberg found that the Kaspersky antivirus software was injecting JavaScript into websites (an intended behavior used to check for malware) and including with that code a unique identifier.The code, and identifier, were also viewable to the website operator."In other words, any website can read the user's Kaspersky ID and use it for tracking," Eikenberg explained."If the same Universally Unique Identifier comes back, or appears on another website of the same operator, they can see that the same computer is being used."
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A single human cell contains thousands of proteins that perform a vast array of functions, from fighting off viruses to transcribing DNA.To understand these biological processes, researchers have been using the high-energy X-rays at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).These intense beams of light are critical to solving the structure of these proteins, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help ensure that this research continues.On Aug. 15, the NIH awarded Cornell $17.4 million for MacCHESS (Macromolecular X-ray science at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source), a subfacility of CHESS that attracts hundreds of biomedical researchers each year.As part of its Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) program to promote jobs in the state, New York state will augment the award with up to $2.5 million over the next five years.By using the X-rays and emerging technology at MacCHESS, researchers are able to observe cellular functions and analyze molecular interactions, yielding important insights into the most fundamental biological processes.
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Li Xiang, the product manager of Vivo has shared an image of the front panel protector of the upcoming Vivo NEX 3 flagship smartphone yesterday.In that image, the display is curved extremely towards the left and right edges.Today, a sketch of the Vivo NEX 3 has been released by Li Xiang showcasing the front and rear design of the phone itself.By looking at the image, it can be seen that the dual-edge display of the Vivo NEX 3 is extremely on the edges.According to the sketch, the bending portion of the screen is done to appear like a waterfall, going down smoothly.This display design is being referred to as a ‘waterfall display.’ There are almost no side bezels visible on this phone.
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Recently, Founder Institute EIR Mike Suprovici presented on the topic of Startup Fundraising Best Practices to a packed audience of pre-seed Bay Area entrepreneurs at a special FI event, hosted by the law offices of Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco.Watch the complete presentation video below.FI Silicon Valley program alumni Harmony Oswald (Founder & CEO of Legalucy) and Torrey Smith (Co-Founder & CEO of Endiatx), who have both successfully closed funding rounds in recent months, joined Suprovici for a panel Q following his presentation, where the audience posed some great fundraising questions leading to insightful discussion.And if you don't already know about the Founder Institute...San Francisco Founder Institute Co-Director Ron Flavin kicked off the event with opening remarks, and delivered a high-level presentation of the Founder Institute core program for the many pre-seed entrepreneurs in attendance.Thank you to our three tremendous panelists, to our legal partner Hanson Bridgett for hosting, and again to Ron Flavin and fellow FI San Francisco program Co-Director Asya Bradley, for each helping make this special fundraising panel event such as a success.
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If there’s a current craze among corporations and conglomerates, it’s subscription services.A huge number of companies out there are now offering monthly subscriptions, covering everything from streaming to food and even dog toys.Now Nike has announced it’s getting in on the subscription frenzy, but what it’s offering isn’t as crazy as it sounds at first blush.Instead of targeting the shoe-obsessed like you might initially expect, Nike is positioning its new subscription service as the perfect solution for parents with growing children.Officially called the Nike Adventure Club, the service allows parents to swap out shoes on a regular basis to keep up with their child’s growing feet (and, presumably, changing tastes).Nike says that the Adventure Club includes shoe sizes from 4C to 7Y, which is “roughly from age 2 to 10.” There are more than 100 different shoe styles and designs to pick from as well.
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Not working as intended, says browser security teamThe next version of Google's Chrome web browser, 77, will not indicate whether a site has an EV (Extended Validation) certificate unless the user drills down into the Page Info dialogue.EV certificates, introduced in 2007, are issued only after verifying that the applicant is a genuine legal entity.Businesses must have a physical existence and business presence, and government or non-commercial entities are also verified.The baseline requirements for an EV certificate are determined by the CA/Browser forum, which lists the objectives as helping to protect users against phishing and identify fraud as well as making it easier to investigate fraudsters.Such certificates are more expensive, involving the issuer in human checks as well as automated verification that the applicant controls the site for which the certificate is required.
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Last week in New York City, Samsung formally announced its Galaxy Note10 smartphone.In just a couple of minutes I had swiped and smudged up the brilliant screen, checked my teeth in the phone’s iridescent casing, drafted an AR doodle for which I had no particular use, and waved a tiny wand in the air to control the phone’s camera app.In Samsung’s case, these actions require holding a tiny wand that doubles as a stylus.But this doesn’t mean gesture controls, now that they’ve finally arrived on phones, are dead on arrival.Every swipe we use to scroll through or switch between apps is a “gesture” that doesn’t require pressing a tactile button or a virtual menu button.Instead, a Samsung representative says “the feature is enabled by the six-axis sensor in the S Pen, which consists of an accelerometer sensor and a gyro sensor.” The data from the S Pen’s movement is shared with the phone wirelessly over Bluetooth, and the phone responds.
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Another day, another Salesforce acquisition.Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware for a tidy $1.35 billion.This one could help beef up the company’s field service offering, which falls under the Service Cloud umbrella.In its June earnings report, the company reported that Service Cloud crossed the $1 billion revenue threshold for the first time.This acquisition is designed to keep those numbers growing.“Our acquisition of ClickSoftware will not only accelerate the growth of Service Cloud, but drive further innovation with Field Service Lightning to better meet the needs of our customers,” Bill Patterson, EVP and GM of Salesforce Service Cloud said in a statement announcing the deal.
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Black Lightning was the only superhero show on the CW that didn’t belong to or relate to the Arrowverse in some way.Seems like that’s changing, at least a little.Recently, a rumour emerged on a few pop culture websites that Cress Williams’ Black Lightning, star of the (pretty great) superhero show of the same name, would be appearing during Crisis on Infinite Earths, the upcoming big Arrowverse crossover event that will feature, among other characters, Brandon Routh playing a Kingdom Come-ified Superman.Now, taking to Instagram, Cress Williams appears to confirm the rumours, posting a picture of one of the headlines with the caption, “You asked for it… you got it!!If true, then Black Lightning will appear on one of the Arrowverse shows during the week of the crossover, which is occurring in the fall season.The appearance, whatever it ends up being, is in line with recent comments from Cree Williams that suggests that Black Lightning might be bound to join the Arrowverse proper at some point.
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My pulse actually starts to race at the thought of cooking (and not in a good way).Baking bread the 21st century way looks daunting enough, but Seamus Blackley, a physicist, video game designer and serious bread nerd, has taken it one step further.As he recounts on Twitter, Blackley gathered dormant yeast from ancient Egyptian pots, reactivated it and, using grains similar to those used thousands of years ago, he baked a delicious-looking loaf, complete with the hieroglyph for "loaf of bread."In May, scientists used 5,000-year-old yeast to brew beer.The endeavor was a bit lengthy and required the help of Egyptologist Serena Love and microbiologist Richard Bowman.Blackley didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but you can read through his whole story in his Twitter feed.
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