Howard Marsh

Howard Marsh

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Calls for a need for action were heard in the House Oversight and Reform Committee from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as well as ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a Trump supporter who said “Seems to me it’s time for a timeout.”“You’ve hit the sweet spot that brings progressives and conservatives together,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told committee chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).The time is now before it gets out of control.”The Congressional committee hearing took place at the same time as an Amazon meeting in Seattle where shareholders voted to reject proposals to halt sale of Rekognition to governments.Since then, audits of Rekognition found it more likely to work for white men and less likely to recognize people with dark skin, particularly women of color.“The question is do you have an all out moratorium and at the same time, try to see how this process can be perfected?
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Keeping to its promise of semiannual updates, Microsoft today announced it’s made the next big version of Windows 10 available.The simply-named Windows 10 May 2019 update isn’t as packed with features as its predecessors, but there are still a few things to note.In particular, it includes a new ‘Light’ theme; dark mode haters rejoice.The Light theme was first announced back in November, but it was only available to members of the Windows Insider Program – essentially beta testers.While Windows 10’s default theme largely includes light and white elements, major components like the Task Bar and Start Menu use a dark transparency that might mess with your minimalist mojo.There’s also a lighter default wallpaper to go along with it.
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Adobe’s Premiere Rush CC, which arrived on the desktop and iOS last October, is now available on Android.The video-editing app is a simplified, mobile version of Adobe’s more powerful Creative Cloud software, but borrows some key features from Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition.For example, there are motion graphics templates from Adobe Stock for smooth transitions and auto-ducking features that balance and adjust audio to the background music.Adobe says the app is tailored to YouTubers and online video creators, with exporting options optimized for social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.That means you can input your video title and add metadata like descriptions in Premiere Rush, without having to go through the process in each individual app.The app also automatically syncs projects to the cloud across desktop and mobile, so you can pick up where you left off on any device.
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Taking a page from the Huawei playbook, ZTE is opening its own European cybersecurity lab to demonstrate its own security credentials and appeal to customers.Although Huawei is taking a battering on the US side of the Atlantic, European nations have stubbornly stood by the side of reason and reasonable behaviour, asking for evidence before signing an execution order.One of the reasons for this will be the apparent transparency to security through its cybersecurity centres in the UK and Belgium, and it seems ZTE is following suit.“The security lab is an open and cooperative platform for the industry,” said Zhong Hong, ZTE Chief Security Officer.“ZTE plans to gradually achieve the cybersecurity goals through three steps: first, meeting the requirements of cybersecurity laws, regulations and industry standards as well as certification schemes; second, conducting an open dialogue to enhance transparency and establishing cooperation with customers as well as regulatory agencies; and third, sustaining the open cooperation mechanism to contribute to cybersecurity standardization.”Opening in Rome, the cybersecurity lab will enable telcos to contribute ideas to improve the security credentials of ZTE products, while customers will also be able to conduct audits of all products and services in the labs.
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With the release of the Galaxy Fold looking uncertain as ever, Samsung fans waiting for a large-screen phone may have to shift their sights on the successor to the Note 9.The first Galaxy Note launched in 2011 and the handsets are usually outfitted with an expansive screen, an embedded smart stylus called an S Pen and top-of-the-line hardware.For that reason, it's no surprise there has been plenty of anticipation and curiosity surrounding the phone.Could it have 5G connectivity like the Galaxy S10 5G, or will it feature a swivel selfie camera like the Galaxy A80?Perhaps the Note 10 will be one of the two foldable phones Samsung said it would release after the Galaxy Fold.Samsung's announcement timeline for the Note isn't super consistent -- it's introduced Note phones in the winter, summer and fall months.
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Studier av tandutvecklingen hos ett spanskt fynd omkullkastar tidigare uppskattningar av Neandertalmänniskans ålder.Vi och Neandertalmänniskan delar en gemensam anfader, men åsikterna kring hur länge sedan det var som vi gick skilda vägar åt varierar.Många har ansett att det handlar om 400 000 år och vissa ännu senare.Fossilerade Neandertaltänder pekar mot att anfadern finns mer än 800 000 år tillbaka i tiden.Fyndet är cirka 430 000 år gammalt och gjordes i grottan Sima de los Huesos (bengropen) i spanska Atapuerca.Under hominidernas utveckling har storleken och formen på tandkronorna förändrats i en stadig takt.
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What was most interesting about that 2017 post were the comments.Original hack for buyer personasIn the original article, the goal was to provide a way for businesses to glean customer insight without having multiple people answering 150 questions.What is the first thing my customer thinks about in the morning?Reaction to the persona hackWhile some comments agreed with the simple approach, others got me to look at buyer personas from a broader point of view.
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Since fintechbolaget Fundler released their robotrådgivande app in June 2017, the company has borrowed for the 32,000 savers.”We want to continue to develop our products.the Capital will go to to increase användartillväxten above all”, says co-founder Anton Fagerlönn.In the first round, the company has äskat 7.5 M led by JNE Invest.Digital investment advice and independent advice in the future.I have followed the Fundler for several years, they have a good team and now when it was time for them to take in more money so I want to be with on their journey”, says Håkan Nyberg.
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We always thought Amazon's entry-level tablet, the Fire 7 ($50, £50), was a good value, particularly when it was discounted by $10 or even $15 during flash sales.Now Amazon is updating it with a faster processor and bumping the base storage from 8GB to 16GB.The "all-new" Fire 7 is available for preorder now and will ship June 7.The other addition Amazon is highlighting is support for hands-free Alexa.That means that instead hitting a virtual button on the screen to activate Alexa, you simply say "Alexa" like you would with an Echo device -- so long as you're on Wi-Fi.The feature can be toggled off in the settings menu.
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Over the past five years, there has been a clear drop in seed investing.Since then, we have seen a gradual decline.Unfortunately, once your fund size exceeds $75 million, I’d argue, it is very difficult to focus on the seed stage.It is simply too difficult to identify enough quality opportunities to deploy all that capital.And by successfully, I don’t mean just financially, though we have returned far more than we have invested; I also mean strategically.We also use it to identify and embed with emerging companies who could, one day, be great partners.
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A team of researchers from Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka City University, and The University of Shiga Prefecture have found excitonic radiative decay faster than thermal dephasing at room temperature in zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films.These results, published recently in Physical Review Letters, will greatly reduce the thermal energy loss in optical operations.ZnO, which has a wide band gap and high excitonic stability, is studied as a promising material for various photonic devices such as blue/ultraviolet-emitting diodes, ultraviolet lasers, and ultraviolet absorption solar batteries.Speeding up the optical process is important in realizing energy-saving, high-efficiency optical devices because an optical process faster than thermal dephasing would reduce thermal energy loss; however, there were no clear guiding principles to develop high-speed photonic devices and it was thought that the radiative decay of excited states in solids took at least several tens of picoseconds (ps).The constituent atoms and molecules in solids play the role of dipole antennas whose excited energies are emitted as light.The size of spatial expansion of these antennas determines speed and efficiency of light radiation, or the performance of light-emitting devices.
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A 16-year-old Malaysian girl reportedly died by suicide after sharing an Instagram poll asking her followers to help her "choose D/L," according to a report from the Guardian.As many as 69% of her followers voted for "D," meaning death, according to local police in Malaysia's Padawan district.Abetting the suicide of a minor is a crime in Malaysia and those found guilty can face the death penalty or up to 20 years in prison.A 16-year-old Instagram user in Malaysia reportedly died by suicide after sharing an Instagram poll asking her followers to help her choose life or death, according to a report from the Guardian.According to local police in Mayalsia's Padawan district, more than 69% of the girl's followers voted for her to kill herself."Would the girl still be alive today if the majority of netizens on her Instagram account discouraged her from taking her own life?"
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In addition to a 15-inch primary display, the machine comes with a petite 6-inch 1080p touchscreen panel located just slightly above the keyboard.I’m not much of a PC gamer (although I am partial to the occasional bit of Civilization), but I am a software developer by training, and something like the HP Omen X 2S is extremely attractive to me.This would allow me to quickly glance at code samples and method explanations, all without having to break my concentration by switching tabs.Similarly, tech workers with grueling travel schedules could find it helps them be productive, as they churn out lines of code from the desk of a dismal airport hotel.Another thing that makes the HP Omen X 2S attractive to code-monkeys is the fact that it’s undeniably powerful.You’d expect that from any gaming machine worth its salt.
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Google and Nest have been technically part of the same team since last year, but last week at Google I/O, Nest and the Google smart home team joined into a single brand called Google Nest.On that date, Google is shutting down the Works with Nest program, which allowed third party developers, including Amazon, to control Nest gadgets.Works with Google Assistant debuted to replace Works with Nest, but Google Assistant has thus far only given the commands to third party products, not the other way around.Abode is a good example of a smart home company that currently works with both systems.Different Abode kits include a variety of sensors, sirens, cameras, and even gadgets like switches, lights and dimmers.If you integrate Abode with Nest, you can tell your Nest Cam to start recording if an Abode motion sensor causes an alarm.
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The software maker took the unusual step of backporting the just-released patch for Windows 2003 and XP, which haven’t been supported in four and five years, respectively.An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide“This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction,” Simon Pope, director of incident response at the Microsoft Security Response Center, wrote in a published post that coincided with the company’s May Update Tuesday release.While we have observed no exploitation of this vulnerability, it is highly likely that malicious actors will write an exploit for this vulnerability and incorporate it into their malware.”As if a self-replicating, code-execution vulnerability wasn’t serious enough, CVE-2019-0708, as the flaw in Windows Remote Desktop Services is indexed, requires low complexity to exploit.“Exploitation of the vulnerability, as described in the advisory, would simply require someone to send specific packets over the network to a vulnerable system that has the RDP service available,” Brian Bartholomew, a senior security researcher on Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team, told Ars in an email.
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After announcing its pivot to podcasts, Spotify appears to have kind of a wonky idea for how to get you to listen to them.Spotify is testing a playlist feature that will shuffle podcasts in with its algorithmically-generated music recommendations, the Verge reported Wednesday.The Verge’s Dan Seifert said this playlist is intended for listening during morning commutes, but it evidently has some kinks to work out if it plans to see a wider rollout down the line.Seifert, who shared screengrabs of the test on Twitter, said that all the podcasts he saw were in a foreign language, leading the Verge to suspect that the test was surfaced to Seifert by accident but is being tested in another region.Spotify appears to have a new (?)The company did not immediately return a request for comment about the feature, but a Spotify spokesperson told the Verge in a statement that it’s “always testing new products and experiences, but have no further news to share at this time.”
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It looks like the source of last week’s leak of the Government’s plans for the Huawei issue was the Defence Secretary himself.The leak, which was published by The Telegraph, revealed that the UK government is planning to go against US advice and allow some Huawei kit in non-core parts of the country’s 5G network.The US reckons any Huawei gear constitutes a potential security risk and has indicated it will cause diplomatic problems if any of its allies don’t do what they’re told on this matter.This was one of the main reasons why the leak was such a problem for the government, which immediately launched an investigation into the source of it.That investigation apparently concluded it came from the UK’s most senior security professional: Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of Defence.Prime Minister Theresa May consequently had no choice but sack him.
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Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets.Once Uber further rolls out autonomous vehicle fleets, calling a car will be cheaper, more competitive—and a potential burden on our streets.Furthermore, when not in use, autonomous vehicles need to go somewhere.The rise in ride-hailing speaks to the need to think about congestion pricing — even more so in light of autonomous vehicles potentially circling the city aimlessly in the years to come — in more dynamic terms.Most programs either identify a core part of the city or specific zones within the city to institute a flat or variable rate fee on vehicles that drive into the specified areas.The systems monitor compliance through gantry and camera systems that record license plates, or some version of transponders in vehicles.
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