Ryan Pak

Ryan Pak

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HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys did a post-Game of Thrones finale chat with the Hollywood Reporter.He gave updates first on the prequel series already in the works, “I am not clarifying anything other than yes, we shoot the first pilot in June.There are two more in development and beyond that, there’s nothing else to report..” Except:We’re shooting the pilot in June, you can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air.What I’m not doing is working backwards by saying, “This has to be on the air by this date.” We want to do the best show possible.My expectation is it will be great and we’ll move forward and it’ll move along on a regular TV timetable.
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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a simple, yet highly versatile, way to generate "chaotic signals" with various features.The technique consists of interconnecting three "ring oscillators," effectively making them compete against each other, while controlling their respective strengths and their linkages.The resulting device is rather small and efficient, thus suitable for emerging applications such as realizing wireless networks of sensors.Our ability to recreate the signals found in natural systems, such as those in brains, swarms, and the weather, is useful for our understanding of the underlying principles.Creating them digitally is in some cases too power consuming, and approaches based on analog circuits are necessary.Now, researchers in Japan, Italy, and Poland propose a new approach for creating integrated circuits that can generate chaotic signals.
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Generation Investment Management, the firm co-founded by environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore, was built on the premise of backing sustainable startups.Now, as the idea of sustainability starts to gain wider traction, the firm is doubling down on the concept.Today, Generation is announcing that it has closed a $1 billion Sustainable Solutions Fund for growth investments.As the name implies, it plans to put the $1 billion to work backing later-stage startups that work on sustainability in at least one of three areas — environmental solutions; healthcare; and financial inclusion, including the future of work — and are creating financially sustainable businesses out of that focus.Also that month, Sophia Genetics — the company that applies AI to DNA sequencing to help formulate more accurate medical treatments — raised $77 million led by the firm.In general, founders, workers and investors all remain relentlessly focused on growing new ideas.
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We're diving into all the questions the series never answered here, so take note: You're entering Spoiler Town.Of course, if you're over asking questions and would rather get answers, you can read our full recap of the final episode which goes deep on the fate of the Iron Throne or head to our look at where every character finished up now the show is finally over.Why can't he just warg into Drogon and then dive as far down in the ocean as possible and leave him there?There's a few burning questions from the final episode that relate to the Dothraki, the horse-bound warriors that eat hearts, and seemed totally obliterated by the Battle of Winterfell.Remarkably, they still have a significant force and are complicit in Dany's torching of King's Landing.Jon better have thanked the Lord of Light for that save because the Dothraki just leaving him to rot in a cell is decidedly not Dothraki.
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IPO-bound Postmates is under fire right now after making some changes to its payments structure for its delivery workers.Organizers at Working Washington say these changes can reduce pay for typical jobs by up to 30 percent.Up until this past weekend, Postmates guaranteed its delivery workers at least $4 per job.Postmates has since gotten rid of that minimum job guarantee and changed the base rate per job, as well as changed the per-mile rate in some markets.In San Francisco, the new pay structure entails $1.90 per pickup, $0.50 per dropoff, $0.07 per minute and $1.29 per mile.Postmates says the new rates “remove the need for a minimum guarantee adjustment so you always know exactly what you’re earning,” the company wrote to workers in an email, obtained by TechCrunch.
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I februari stod det klart att Kinnevik investerar 900 miljoner kronor i Mathem.Satsningen innebar att bolaget skulle fortsätta växa i snabb takt för att ta större marknadsandelar.Läs mer: Kinnevik investerar 900 miljoner i MathemKinneviks drag ser ut att vara lyckat redan nu.Enligt Postnords kvartalsvisa rapporter kring e-handel, som tas fram i samarbete med HUI Research, ökar försäljningen av mat på nätet i Sverige.Under första kvartalet ökade tillväxten för matkassarna på internet med 19 procent.
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We've read about celebrities doing weird things, but we can usually separate fact from fiction.But what if you hear it straight from the source?Engineers at AI enterprise Dessa published a video demonstrating what it says is the "most realistic AI simulation of a voice we've heard to date," according to a Medium blog post on Wednesday.Dessa simulated podcast host Joe Rogan's voice and made it say some pretty weird stuff.Rogan, who's no stranger to the world of tech, posted about Dessa's recording on Instagram."I just listened to an AI generated audio recording of me talking about chimp hockey teams and it's terrifyingly accurate," Rogan wrote on Friday.
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Google has added sound events to its Live Transcribe app, which it said will help the hearing impaired become more immersed in the audio world.Live Transcribe will now transcribe not only speech, but also sounds like dogs barking, door-knocks, applause, laughter, music, whistling, and passing cars thanks to an update of Google's machine learning and speech recognition technology.The app was launched in February alongside Sound Amplifier, with both aimed at making it easier for the hearing impaired to communicate.Live Transcribe generates captions automatically on the screen by capturing speech through a smartphone's mic."Technology is about inclusion, and empowering people of all abilities," Eve Andersson, who runs Google's machine learning fairness and accessibility engineering team, said in January.The app will also now allow users to copy and save transcripts, which will be stored locally on an Android phone for three days, Google said in a blog post announcing the changes on Thursday.
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Microsoft is helping Sony on its next game console - or at least the game-streaming service that will be running on it: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida today announced their partnership and the pair’s plans to work together on game-streaming and artificial intelligence.The cornerstone of the partnership is Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology that currently powers a huge number of web applications and streaming services - which both Sony and Microsoft will continue to explore in the future.“Under the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties, the two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services,” Microsoft said in a blog post today.“In addition, the two companies will explore the use of current Microsoft Azure datacenter-based solutions for Sony’s game and content-streaming services.”The enemy of my enemy is my friendThe short answer is that Sony is looking for help developing new technology for its cloud gaming service PlayStation Now and Microsoft knows a thing or two about cloud data centers.
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Every year, phones become more like miniature cinemas in your pocket.Every phone manufacturer wants the best viewing experience, but with Sony's newest device now available for pre-order, has the the Japanese tech giant re-defined watching videos on your phone?The soon to be released Sony Xperia 1 is here to compete with the world of mobile phone deals with two major selling points: The 4K screen quality and its size...or should we say length?The device has been stretched out to a 21:9 ratio, meaning a longer than normal phone.Sony claims this is the optimal viewing experience and how films are intended to be watched.The Xperia 1 takes what was good about the Sony Xperia 10 Plus and improves on every area.
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San Francisco, often a testing ground for new technologies, has banned local government agencies – including the police – from using facial recognition technology.The San Francisco Police Department doesn't currently use facial recognition, but did carry out a trial between 2013 and 2017 to test its usefulness.The rule is part of a new anti-surveillance ordinance, which the city's board of supervisors approved on 14 May, and which will come into effect in June.The ban doesn't include businesses or private residents from using security cameras with facial recognition, so homeowners won't need to throw out their Nest cameras, and police officers can use footage from privately owned cameras to help with investigations.San Francisco Airport and the Port of San Francisco are also exempt."We all support good policing but none of us want to live in a police state," San Francisco supervisor Aaron Peskin told CNN Business in a statement.
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That's why I'm partial to power banks that have a cable built right in, so there's one less thing to: A) remember to pack; B) clutter up your carry-on; and C) accidentally leave behind in the hotel room.Like this one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Olala S102-i 10,000-mAh power bank with built-in Lightning cable is just $14 with promo code 1OLALA60.I've seen previous discounts bring it close to this price, but never quite this low.Smaller than most of the phones it'll be charging, the S102-i measures 5.4 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches.It comes with an MFi-certified Lightning cable that stows away in a side groove until needed.There's also a 2.4A USB port for charging other devices.
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Noteringsfloppen spread concern about several upcoming notes.”It is difficult to assess the companies that are losing so very much money,” said trustee Carl Armfelt.Uber rose by 1.4 per cent to 37,62 dollar in the initial trading in New York on Tuesday after the two heavy trading days.the Ubers market capitalization fell by the equivalent of 134 billion during the first two trading days.the Company fell nearly three times as steep as the New York stock exchange Fang-index, which fell close to 6 percent during the same period.”It is difficult to assess the companies that are losing very much money”, says Carl Armfelt, a trustee on the Tin Funds, and aim at Uber and the recently listed competitor Lyft.
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Normally, we devote our "War Stories" videos to established and classic games of old.So what is a 2019 video game doing here?Anyone who asks this question about Slay the Spire, made by a three-person studio in Seattle, hasn't played this wonderful title.It's arguably the most addictive, accessible, and strategy-filled digital card game we've seen in years.The result is the above interview, which is peppered with developer Mega Crit's insights (and at least one Easter egg).We're glad we sought out this younger team because their answers revolved largely around the Steam Early Access system, which is still a pretty small drop in the bucket of game design history.
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Facebook continued its tradition of using its F8 developers conference to reveal a plethora of new features, updates and redesigns, but privacy—both issues of the past and plans for the future—took up a good chunk of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote address.Vice president of global marketing solutions Carolyn Everson said during an F8 press event at the social network’s offices in New York, “It has not been an easy 18 to 24 months: I’m not going to sugarcoat it.The cultural shift at Facebook has been the biggest one by far.”Continuing the theme of the detailed note he wrote in early March about Facebook’s future being centered around private, encrypted services, Zuckerberg said during his keynote in San Jose, Calif., “Privacy gives us the freedom to be ourselves.This is the next chapter for our services.”He continued, “In addition to the digital town square, we also need a digital equivalent of the living room,” adding that the social network will focus on private interactions, encryption, reduced permanence, safety, interoperability and secure data storage, but admitting that he expected the company “to keep on unearthing old issues for a while.”
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Epic is continuing its FortniteXAvengers partnership with Marvel to promote Avengers: Endgame, releasing a new Star-Lord skin and dancing emote.On Monday, the Fortnite publisher tweeted the release of the Star-Lord skin.It goes for 1,500 V-Bucks, or approximately $15.Along with the new skin, Guardians of the Galaxy ship the Milano is available as a glider in the Fortnite Shop for 1,200 V-Bucks, or approximately $12.The tweet also shows Star-Lord's emote called "Dance Off," which is taken directly from the ending of Guardians of the Galaxy when Chris Pratt's character distracts Ronan the Accuser with a dance competition.It will cost players 500 V-Bucks, or $5, for the dance.
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Earlier this month, hackers accessed the emails of numerous Microsoft Outlook users after snatching the credentials of one of the company’s customer support reps.But now it turns out the hackers were also able to steal users’ cryptocurrency.One affected user says the hackers lifted 1 Bitcoin BTC (over $5,000 at the time of writing) from his wallet, Motherboard reports.Hackers stole 1 Bitcoin (over $5,000 at the time of writing) from one user, Motherboard reports.Other Microsoft email account users affected by the breach are also starting to come forward.It appears the hackers used the exploit to reset victims’ cryptocurrency exchange credentials to drain funds from their accounts.
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Vad kan vara mer naturligt än att utrusta robotar i gemensamma arbetsområden med ett gripdon som är utformat efter denna naturliga modell, och som löser olika uppgifter genom att lära via artificiell intelligens?Oavsett om vi griper, håller, vrider, berör, skriver eller trycker - i vardagen använder vi våra händer som en självklarhet för olika uppgifter.I det avseendet är den mänskliga handen med sin unika kombination av kraft, fingerfärdighet och fina motoriska färdighet ett naturligt mirakelverktyg.Kombinerat med den pneumatiska lättviktsroboten BionicSoftArm, är framtidens koncept lämpliga för människa/robot-samarbete.BionicSoftHand är pneumatiskt manövrerad så att den kan samarbeta säkert och direkt med människor.Till skillnad från den mänskliga handen har BionicSoftHand inget skelett.
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Anker is best known for making some of the best charging products in the business.In fact, the Anker PowerCore 20,100 leads our best power banks list.However, if you wanted to get one, you’d be ordering a grey import, meaning those excellent Anker products wouldn’t be protected under Australia’s stringent consumer protection laws.No longer, though, as Anker now has an official Australian reseller called Myanker.The site is now live with plenty of Anker’s superb tech accessories, alongside products from its sister brands Eufy, Soundcore and Nebula.Unlike grey imports, which can occasionally be cheaper to purchase, these are full-priced products with GST applied, but you can rest assured that your purchase will now be covered under Australian Consumer Law.
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Australian officials are airdropping poisonous sausages across the country in order to kill millions of feral cats that have taken over the continent.In 2015, the country’s government announced a plan to kill 2 million feral cats by 2020, according to a recent report from The New York Times.“Feral cats are a real menace and a very significant threat to the health of our ecosystem,” Josh Frydenberg, Australia’s former environment minister, told the paper.AUSTRALIAN LEADER PLAYS DOWN TERROR THREAT AT GALLIPOLI EVENTIn the first year after the Australian government publicized their plan, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology estimated 211,560 feral cats were killed, according to The Times.The cats are mostly trapped and shot by officials, but now the cats are also poisoned by airdropped sausages.
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