Minut, a Swedish startup that has developed a camera-less home security device that it claims protects privacy better than competitors, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.Existing backers Karma Ventures, SOSV, and Nordic Makers also followed on, bringing total funding for Minut to $10 million.Founded in 2014 and headed up by CEO Nils Mattisson, who I’m told spent seven years in the Exploratory Design Group at Apple, Minut wants to make home security monitoring more affordable, but in a way that doesn’t compromise on privacy.To square that circle, so to speak, the startup’s IoT device is camera-less (in the traditional sense), and instead relies on other sensors including infrared motion detection and a microphone.Crucially, the real-time data captured to determine if anything untoward is taking place in your home is processed on the device itself rather than being shared to the cloud.“Feeling safe shouldn’t be a luxury, or come at the cost of privacy,” Mattisson says.
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Our annual Best of Android awards are typically an end of year thing, we know, but let’s be real: there are far too many phones, and far too many opinions on those phones, to only ask for your input once a year.That’s why we’re introducing the BoA Reader’s Choice awards: Summer Edition!With so many companies launching two flagships per year, we wanted to know your pick for best smartphone of 2019 so far.Because even just six months of smartphone releases means a huge number of phones, we’ve pulled together a shortlist of the most popular phones on the site.That’s where we hand over to you, to vote, comment, argue and ultimately crown the winner of the inaugural BoA Reader’s Choice: Summer Edition award for best smartphone of early 2019.Plus, we’ll be asking you to vote for your favorite Chromebooks, audio gear, accessories and more in the weeks to come, so stay tuned for that.
Under penetration testing, Jisc – the UK provider of ICT services for the education sector, said there was a 100 percent track record of gaining access to high-value data within two hours.“Lancaster University has been subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack which has resulted in breaches of student and applicant data,” said the university.“The matter has been reported to law enforcement agencies and we are now working closely with them.”It said that there had been two breaches of data.The first breach concerned undergraduate student applicant data records for 2019 and 2020 entry.The university said that it acted as soon as it became aware that Lancaster was the source of the breach on Friday and established an incident team to handle the situation.
Marine scientists have released a stunning video of a strange critter, the piglet squid, floating along with its tentacles waving above its head in the central Pacific Ocean near Palmyra Atoll.They spotted the squid about 4,544 feet (1,385 meters) below the ocean surface, while aboard the exploration vehicle (E/V) Nautilus.That research ship, along with remotely operated vehicles and the expeditions themselves are funded by the nonprofit Ocean Exploration Trust.It's like a bloated squid with tiny tentacles and a little hat that's waving around.And it looks like it's got a massive, inflated mantle cavity.I've never seen anything quite like this before."
In this article, Alan Bentley, President, Global Strategy at Blancco, looks at anticipated 5G device sales forecasts and considers the impact that they could have on the secondary device market.The global device market has been under criticism in recent years.Both have pointed towards 5G as the catalyst to build much healthier pipelines and grow revenues.5G promises greater capacity, richer content and faster processing speeds.The hope is that it will excite mobile consumers in new ways and persuade them to part with more money for the privilege of consuming it.5G device demand is looking strong
The future of the world – and possibly so much more – is at stake.And it all depends on one girl.The first full trailer for HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials arrived at SDCC, hinting at an epic battle for freedom, faith, and a power that’s much bigger and scarier than any of them realise.The latest trailer was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.Stars Dafne Keen (Logan), James McAvoy (Dark Phoenix), Ruth Wilson (Luther), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) were on hand to share new details about the series and hint at the epic fantasy that lies in store.Based on the books by Philip Pullman, the series centers around an orphan named Lyra Belacqua (Keen) whose world is turned around when she learns about Dust, a mysterious particle that’s connected to everything and everyone in the universe.
Instagram has just introduced a new policy that’ll notify you if your account is at risk of getting banned.The social network will let you know if it finds one of your posts problematic, and even offer a chance to appeal the ban.The company said appeals will be available for posts that are removed under violation of nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies.But it’ll expand the category list in coming months.Instagram’s been involved in plenty of controversies when it banned content from Rihanna and other celebrities as a violation of its nudity policy.Now, users will at least have a chance to appeal before the post is taken down.
Chevrolet provided air travel from Washington, DC, to Santa Ana, California, and one night in a hotel for this story.TUSTIN, CALIF.—On Thursday night, in a 1,000-foot-long (300m) hangar packed with hundreds of attendees, the world got its first proper look at the next Chevrolet Corvette.GM’s Heritage Collection: fuel cells, EVs, concept cars, and moreThis change has been an open secret for some years now, probably to prepare the fiercely loyal and just-as-opinionated fanbase that once freaked out just because the shape of the taillights changed with the debut of the previous generation car.It's an idea Corvette has played with since the early days, when Zora Arkus-Duntov was in charge.Although we've known about the impending layout swap, that was pretty much all we knew.
Under våren har Quizrr fått in 7 miljoner kronor i ytterligare finansiering från delar av ägarkretsen i form av Ax:son Johnson-sfärens investeringsbolag Perlavita, H via Stefan Bengtssons CSB Capital och Norrskens Founders Fund.”De nya pengarna räcker en bit in på nästa år, då vi hoppas intäkterna är tillräckligt stora för att vi ska gå runt”, säger Sofie Nordström, som grundat bolaget tillsammans med Jens Helmersson.”Vi behöver stärka oss på försäljningssidan och se över vår organisation så att vi verkligen använder oss av det drag vi har just nu med ett stort antal nya företag samtidigt som våra befintliga kunder under det senaste året har gått från att testa oss på ett fåtal fabriker till att tänka i stor skala”, säger Sofie Nordström.Att använda quiz som metod för att utbilda fabrikspersonal riskerar att låta som man banaliserar tunga frågor om arbetsrätt och ekonomiska villkor, men idén bygger på grundarnas erfarenheter från modeindustrin.De har jobbat med produktions- och inköpsfrågor och upplevde att regelverk och inspektioner behövde kompletteras med något som stärkte fabriksarbetarnas kunskaper.”Hela upprinnelsen till quizzet var att Jens och jag såg ett behov av att bygga arbetarnas och chefernas kapacitet genom ökade kunskaper och att kunna mäta och dela resultatet, istället för att bara göra inspektioner på fabriker – som kostar jättemycket pengar, men inte leder någon vart”, säger Sofie Nordström.
In a letter to shareholders, Netflix‘s CEO, Reed Hastings, confirmed today that the company will launch a cheaper mobile-only subscription plan in India soon.In March, Netflix affirmed it’s testing a $3.50 plan for just phones in India.Hastings said that the mobile-only will be effective to increase the consumer base as people pay below $5 per month for content consumption:After several months of testing, we’ve decided to roll out a lower-priced mobile-screen plan in India to complement our existing plans.We believe this plan, which will launch in Q3, will be an effective way to introduce a larger number of people in India to Netflix and to further expand our business in a market where Pay-TV ARPU is low (below $5).We will continue to learn more after the launch of this plan.
Det uppgav bolagets vd Elon Musk under ett livestreamat event och sade att bolaget planerar att ansöka om detta hos myndigheten FDA i början av 2020, rapporterar CNBC.Neuralink har varit något av ett tyst projekt.Bolaget kom till allmänhetens kännedom för tre år sedan.Dess mål är att utveckla möjligheter att koppla samman hjärnan med datorer för att spela in tankar, minnen och upplevelser.Därutöver vill bolaget även ta fram en produkt som kan hjälpa personer med hjärnskador.Under eventet sade Musk att Neuralink vill ha de första testpersonerna uppkopplade med tekniken innan slutet av 2020.
This morning one of the most important features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was confirmed.Or rather, the fact that we’ve predicted its existence and specificity in feature details was confirmed, as was pretty much expected.We’re talking about the primary camera module, and the fact that it’ll almost certainly be more than just comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S10.With the Samsung Galaxy S10, the company dropped some of their best work within the confines of the 1.4μm camera.This module was the S5K2L4, the same on the Galaxy S10+ and the S10 5G.This module, according to that one very alarmed cat known as Ice Universe, will be the last one in which Samsung uses the 1.4μm camera, and in 2020 Samsung’s camera “will be a new beginning.”
I come by my Yeti fandom reluctantly.As I've said before, Yeti's reengineering of utilitarian objects like a bucket, or a lunch bag, is so extensive as to almost invite parody.But there's no doubting its commitment to premium, rugged, and attractive products.Yeti is the no-brainer choice for all the times when your cooler just cannot fail, like if you're toting home just-caught fish, or breastmilk that you've painstakingly pumped while traveling.The Flip 18 is the larger version of Yeti's personal soft cooler.It has the capacity for 20 cans of beer, and has Yeti's high-density, puncture-resistant exterior shell and rubber foam insulation.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is in full swing!You’ll find a lot of great deals in our giant, ever-changing hub, but you might not be looking for deals on the more expensive items, such as laptops, TVs, and smartphones.In case you are looking for impulse deals or maybe some great gift ideas, we’ve assembled the best Amazon Prime Day discounts we could find for items that now total under $50.These items are either usually over $50 but are now under or are usually pretty cheap but are now even cheaper for the duration of the event.Scroll down to see what’s we’ve found, and remember that we will add new stuff to this list often, so check back soon!Amazon Prime Day 2019 – quick facts
Amazon Prime Day is off and running, and we've highlighted some of the best deals.Say what you will about the rest of the company, Amazon makes a damn fine ebook reader.Kindles are the most eye-friendly way to read digital books, and the battery life is outstanding (about a month per charge).We have a Kindle Buying Guide to help you figure out which model is best for you.It's not waterproof and it has fewer pixels than other models, but reading is still easy on the eyes.It also comes with a light-up display, so you can finally save money without having to keep the light on when you read before bed.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.CEO Chris Gibson predicts that, with so much AI hype, the industry is poised to hit an inflection point and "go through the valley of disillusionment."Still, he says that companies like Recursion that are finding and developing new drugs have the best chance of success."We are just coming off a peak hype cycle and about to go through the valley of disillusionment," he told Business Insider.Gibson founded the startup in 2013, after completing a doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Utah.Read more: Novartis is betting that AI is the 'next great tool' for finding new, cutting-edge medicines.
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Critics of lidar, Tesla’s Elon Musk being, perhaps, the loudest among them, focus on the cost that the laser-based system adds to a self-driving vehicle.The spinning, rooftop lidar produced by industry leader Velodyne runs about $75,000.“It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices.Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them.”The vast majority of self-driving developers, however, consider the laser sensor not vestigial but a crucial element of a safe, capable system.That’s why many of those outfits have developed their own systems (like Waymo) or acquired lidar makers (like Cruise, Aurora, and Argo).
In the 30 years since Tim Berners Lee first documented his vision for what would become the World Wide Web, the US has been the primary leader in innovative infrastructure and products that are now core to everyday life.The grievances span far and wide, from toxic and homogenous workplaces to extensive user tracking, massive data breaches, and an inability to combat platform abuse from bad actors and hostile nations.The global response has been a push for regulation, which will fundamentally change how businesses operate and innovate.The borderless nature of tech regulation puts immense power in the hands of the EU, which has emerged as the de-facto global enforcer of internet rights.Silicon Valley Frontierism will be forced to adopt some of what Emmanuel Macron calls “l’Europe qui protège,” or “The Europe that protects.” If the US can’t adjust to playing by someone else’s rules, it risks losing its foothold at the top of the tech food chain.In the early days of the internet, and in the wake of Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom financial scandals that shook public trust, US regulators passed the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002.