Steven Jones

Steven Jones

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Xiaomi, företaget som de flesta av oss antagligen förknippar med mobiltelefoner och/eller drönare, har tagit fram en lampa för det smarta hemmet.Man kallar den för Mi Lamp och med lampans tillhörande app kan man växla mellan de fyra olika belysninglägena "focus mode", "read mode", "child mode" samt "computer mode".Mi Lamp säljs för tillfället bara på Xiaomis hemmamarknad Kina och där kostar den 129 yuan vilket motsvarar ungefär 165 svenska kronor.via The Verge gizmochina.com
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"Suomen taloushistoriasta tuskin löytyy toista pörssiyhtiön suorittamaa yrityskaappausta, joka olisi toteutettu yhtä häikäilemättömästi ja moraalittomasti kuin tämä", Lindström sanoi yhtiökokouksen puheenjohtajan Stefan Wikmanin estelyistä huolimatta pitkäksi venyneessä puheenvuorossaan.Kauppalehti seurasi kokousta livenä.Deloitten tekemässä tarkastuksessa keräyksellä ei todettu olevan yhteyttä Anvian johtoon.16:14: Anvian toimitusjohtaja Vihervuori toteaa kertaalleen, että omistajien riitely vei yhtiön johdon resursseja.Käyttökate säilyi ennallaan, mutta liiketulos putosi lähes puoleen edellisvuodesta.Hän korostaa erityisesti ruotsalaisen tv-operaattori Sappan ostoa.
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Here s what s going on in tech.HP vs. Oracle: Trial begins today in case of Itanium mess, other bad blood between two Silicon Valley giants.Zoox, a Menlo Park-based autonomous-driving startup, is reportedly seeking to raise $252 million at a $1 billion valuation.Russian watchdog again puts off decision on fining Google over its requirement that some apps be pre-installed on Androids, which was found to violate Russian law.French financial prosecutor: Data analysis from recent raid of Google s Paris offices over suspected tax evasion could take years.Mumbai police have asked Facebook and YouTube to remove a video mocking a cricket star and a Bollywood singer.Some have called for the arrest of the comedian who posted the video.NYT  Tesla s Gigafactory opening ceremony reportedly set for July 29.Twitter talks bug bounties: It has paid out more than $322,000 in two years.Asus unveils a robot assistant that costs about the same as a smartphone.Zenbo costs $599.PayPal to stop operations in Turkey over new requirement to establish IT center there.Photo: The Oracle campus in Redwood City, Calif., on Sept. 2, 2015.
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Navin Shenoy, General Manager of Intel's Client Computing Group, said on stage at the company's Computex keynote that production of Kaby Lake CPUs would begin by the end of this quarter.Intel also confirmed that Goldmont-based 'Apollo Lake' Atom processors, the successor to Airmont-based 'Cherry Trail' Atoms, will launch by the end of the year.Both Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake products will be manufactured using a 14nm process, ending Intel's long-running "tick-tock" release cycle.While the process node won't be changing, Kaby Lake will feature architecture optimizations that are expected to bring performance and efficiency improvements.Intel isn't yet detailing what these improvements will be, so we'll have to wait until later this year before we get any solid information.Asus' upcoming Transformer 3, for example, features a "Kaby Lake CPU" while the more powerful Transformer 3 Pro is still packing Skylake Core SKUs inside.
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After directing two instalments of the franchise back to back, Sam Mendes is stepping back from James Bond.The director of Skyfall and Spectre confirmed his departure earlier yesterday at the Hay festival, according to the Guardian.This comes just days after rum ors escalated that Tom Hiddleston - or maybe Jamie Bell - would be taking over the title role of of the franchise.Mendes has noted that he was reluctant to take on another Bond film after Spectre back in November, but as of today he s made that official.But I think it s time for somebody else.Another Bond film is inevitable, but with the departure of the two most visible figures in the franchise, we have no idea when we ll see Bond on the big screen again.
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Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor.LIVE recording session today, May 27 2016, starting at 1pmPT/4pmET.Gillmor Gang s Facebook page HERE
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Chromebook Android App SupportChromebooks are already growing more popular with each passing quarter, having recently surpassed MacBook sales for the first time ever.These Chrome OS powered machines are already likely far more capable than you think, but their utility is about to increase exponentially.Beginning this fall Google s Chrome platform will add support for Android apps, instantly giving users access to millions of new applications found in the Google Play store.MUST SEE: The iPhone 7 might actually be in troubleWondering if your model made the cut?Or perhaps you re consider a new Chromebook and you want to make sure it ll gain Android app support in the coming months.Whichever is the case, you ll find a full list of Chromebook models that will support the Google Play store and Android apps this fall:ManufacturerDeviceAcerChromebook 11 C740Chromebase 24Chromebook 11 CB3-111 / C730 / CB3-131Chromebook 15 CB5-571 / C910Chromebook 15 CB3-531Chromebox CXI2Chromebook 14 CB3-431Chromebook 14 for WorkAsusChromebook C200Chromebook C201Chromebook C202SAChromebook C300SAChromebook C300Chromebox CN62Chromebit CS10AOpenChromebox CommercialChromebase Commercial 22″BobicusChromebook 11CDIeduGear Chromebook K SerieseduGear Chromebook M SerieseduGear Chromebook R SeriesCTLChromebook J2 / J4N6 Education ChromebookJ5 Convertible ChromebookDellChromebook 11 3120Chromebook 13 7310EdxisChromebookEducation ChromebookGoogleChromebook Pixel 2015 HaierChromebook 11Chromebook 11eChromebook 11 G2HexaChromebook PiHiSenseChromebook 11LavaXolo ChromebookHPChromebook 11 G3 / G4 / G4 EEChromebook 14 G4Chromebook 13Lenovo100S ChromebookN20 / N20P ChromebookN21 ChromebookThinkCentre ChromeboxThinkPad 11e ChromebookN22 ChromebookThinkpad 13 ChromebookThinkpad 11e Chromebook Gen 3MedionAkoya S2013Chromebook S2015MChromebookNComputingChromebook CX100NexianChromebook 11.6″PCMergeChromebook PCM-116EPoin2Chromebook 11SamsungChromebook 2 11″ – XE500C12Chromebook 3Sector 5E1 Rugged ChromebookSenkatelC1101 ChromebookToshibaChromebook 2Chromebook 2 2015 True IDCChromebook 11ViglenChromebook 11
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Forskare på tyska Leibniz University of Hannover har utvecklat ett slags artificiellt känselsystem till robotar som man hoppas ska kunna skydda både robotar och människor i framtiden.Detta har man gjort genom att förse roboten med material som ska påminna om en människas hud och sensorer som ska kunna känna av smärta i olika nivåer.Baserat på hur "ont" saker gör för roboten så kan den undvika att genomföra vissa moment som den då anser kan skada sig själv.Forskarna bakom experimentet tror även att detta kan gagna människor som jobbar i närheten av robotarna då robotar som skadar sig själva kan vara farliga i närheten av människor om de inte fungerar som de ska.spectrum.ieee.org
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GIF Image: YouTubeDonald Trump s army of supporters are lots of things: violent, racist, musical.I ll tell you.Here is every original composition supercuts don t count called Trump Train I could find on YouTube, ranked.Best line:Debt keeps growing bigger, no one seems to careHoles in the border, danger everywhereBest line:So if you re Cruz-in for a bruisin And you don t like RubioJust come on board the Trump trainThat s the only way to goBest line:USA is in our creedTrump for America is what we needBest line:Election year in USA the Game of Thrones begunThe donkey fights the elephant both going for the crownBest line:The libs will be a little tightIt s okay, they ll surviveOur country will discover many jobs againOur borders will not let the illegals inWhen Donald Trump takes the reigns of America in 2017Best line:Now Donald s going to bring jobs back from ChinaHave Mexico pay for the wallWill hang a big ol sign says Keep out all you terrorists We ll let em know Ms. Liberty s still standing tallBest line:They call him an angry American millions want to hireWe can t wait to see they re face when he gets to say You re fired Best line:Let s make America great againTrump trainWhoo-wooGet on boardTrump trainWhoo-woooBest line:The criminals must not have their waySo stand and fight the Donald wayFamily values and true libertyThat s all he wants for you and meArtist: theronniebuss Best line:Let s all vote for this man to run this nationCause if it s liberals, I feel sorry—sorry for youBest line:Our country needs a leaderAnd Trump will unifyHe s gonna close that borderAnd build that wall so highBest line:The locomotive s moving down the trackCome on let s take America backAlso:Trump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpBest line:Some people say he s cockyBut that s alright with meWas not a politician as you can plainly seeHe won t put up with bullcrap, and talkin all PCLike Hillary and BernieHe s got them on the runBest line:Come and join us feel the powerIt s a movement renovationBest line:Mitt Romney s a jokeLil Marco chokesTed Cruz?Don t get me startedAnd Democrats?Best line:That Rubio s a jokeCruz is a liarThat Mexico wall just got ten feet higherLet me hear you say Trump, Trump, Trump trainHe ain t no chump, chump, chump changeShe can hide BenghaziBut she can t hide her mailWhen Trump becomes presidentHe ll throw her in jailBest line:We re going forwardWith the American dreamWe have a fighter yes!
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Twitter Inc. is losing two senior executives, departures that come as the social-media company continues to try to keep key talent on board.Jana Messerschmidt, a veteran executive who was in charge of global business development, and Nathan Hubbard, who joined to run the commerce team but was most recently leading the global media team, are both planning to leave the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.Their positions will be consolidated and taken over by Ali Jafari, the head of revenue in business development, this person said.Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has sought to retain top talent while at the same time reorganizing the company to streamline priorities and fix product issues.Besides employee departures, stalled user growth and slowing advertising growth have continued to beset Twitter since Mr. Dorsey began as CEO in October.Ms. Messerschmidt has been with the company for more than six years, making her one of the few remaining executives who had worked there since before its initial public offering in 2013.
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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University announced this week that they've developed a method to help uncover the biases that can be encoded in those decision-making tools.Increasingly, they play a key role in decisions about credit, healthcare, and job opportunities, among other things.But work on the computational foundations of such reports has been limited, according to Anupam Datta, CMU associate professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering.Here's an example of a situation where an algorithm's decision-making can be obscure: hiring for a job where the ability to lift heavy weights is an important factor.To answer the question, CMU's system keeps weight-lifting ability fixed while allowing gender to vary, thus uncovering any gender-based biases in the decision-making."To get a sense of these influence measures, consider the U.S. presidential election," said Yair Zick, a post-doctoral researcher in CMU's computer science department.
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Optical timepieces tick closer to reality and stretch the lifespan of the standard secondOptical clocks are already so accurate that you can expect them to be out by a second every 15 billion years, but they suffer from frequent downtime.Now a group of boffins from The National Metrology Institute of Germany PTB, which stands for Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt reckon they've got that problem licked, by using a microwave source to mark time if the optical source isn't available for some reason.Image: the Optical SocietyIt's the use of microwave frequencies that limits their already-impressive accuracy the error is about a nanosecond a month .But as the Optical Society release notes, an optical clock is more complex and therefore they experience significant downtimes .The researchers spanned the large spectral gap between the optical clock s optical frequency and the maser s microwave frequency with an optical frequency comb, which effectively divides the slower microwave-based 'ticks' to match the faster 'ticks' of the optical clock, the Optical Society writes.The researchers believe the fast pace of optical clock development means a redefinition of the standard second can probably wait another ten years, while boffins work out just how more accurate and reliable they can become, and assess which optical clock design proposals turns out to be the winner.
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As Instagram continues to make moves to strengthen its platform with more features to keep users visiting it and staying for longer, Instagram s decision to kill off its feeds API on June 1 has claimed another victim: Flipboard today confirmed that it will not be able to provide Instagram integration for the majority of its users after May 31.Flipboard also says that Instagram feeds users follow on Flipboard will also no longer show content, which includes Instagram searches, hashtags and individual accounts.The Instagram tile will be removed from Flipboard completely on June 30.Even the newcomer Being, which saw a promising 50,000 downloads in its first week, found it was soon cut off.Twitter took a similar path several years ago by telling developers to stop building third-party clients.That s not entirely due to its squashed app ecosystem, but the move certainly didn t help.
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Since Japanese Softbank unveiled its missile Pepper two years ago, we have seen the testing of a wide range of professions. Now say Pizza Hut that you will soon be able to order food in selected Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia by the robot. It all takes place in cooperation with MasterCard using their digital wallet Master Pass made it possible to even pay for his pizza directly to Pepper. You pay with Mastercard Pass through NFC or you can scan a QR code at Peppers built tablet. This is the first time it will be possible to pay anything directly to Pepper and you see this open up for other industries such as personal shopping and the like in the future. Below you can check out how it looks when Pepper works at the fictional cafe "MasterCard Café".
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But instead of thinking about all that doom and gloom, why not take a look at these photos of a massive swarm stuck to some poor woman s car and thank your lucky stars it wasn t yours.He stopped to help because, as he put it, bees need our help and I worried that some idiot would come pour boiling water over them or something stoopid!She told the paper she had never seen anything like it, which sounds like the right way to describe an enormous swarm of roughly 20,000 bees!According to Roger Burns, who works for the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers, the swarm might have been trying to run after its almighty leader—the queen bee.Image: Tom Moses Apparently bees can swarm at this time of the year and it is a very strong instinct for them to follow the queen, she told the Telegraph, though the beekeepers apparently never located the poor queen.I have been beekeeping for 30 years and I have never seen a swarm do that, he said.
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Google is planning to use trust scores to kill off traditional passwords on Android.Factors such as typing speed, vocal inflexions, facial recognition and proximity to familiar Bluetooth devices and Wi-Fi hotspots would be used to calculate the score.It sounds like a trade-off between security and convenience, a classic security equation.Richard Lack, director of sales EMEA at customer identity management firm Gigya, said Google s plans are welcome as part of a broader push away from passwords which be characterised as a broken technology.The future lies in methods of authentication without passwords, which consumers clearly favour, both in terms of convenience and enhanced security, Lack commented.This is a win/win scenario which sounds the death-knell for awkward and insecure passwords sooner than we may imagine.
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The Technology Products 2 buying vehicle is set to go live in November, replacing the previous iteration, which launched in the same month back in 2014.The four-year framework is open to central government departments, arm's-length bodies and agencies, non-departmental bodies, the NHS and local authorities.It is split into six lots covering hardware, software and related services – including repair, maintenance and installation.Lot Three - This is for suppliers that provide combined software and hardware requirements from public sector clients as detailed in the first two lots.A prior information notice was issued to prospective suppliers in February, and following publication of the contract notice, they have until July to lodge bids for the various lots.Suppliers will be awarded a seat on the framework by September; at least this is expectation set by CCS - it has a chequered past in meeting such deadlines, including on Technology Products 1.
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I presented at SMX London on the topic of App-Indexing.Prior to Google I/O 2016 it was called Google App-Indexing but now known as Firebase App Indexing it revolves around getting your app into Google Search Results.If your app is already installed when users search for related content, they will launch your app directly from the search results.If users don t have your app yet, an install card shows up in search results.Adding App Indexing promotes both types of app results within Google Search and also provides query autocompletions.
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Homefront: The Revolution launched this week and has been plagued with a number of performance issues.We're also aware that performance - particularly frame rate - is not currently where we want it to be, and we are working on additional patches to help address these issues and more.Patch notes per platform will be available on the community forums and on Steam when they go live.In the meantime, the first free content in our post-launch Resistance Mode road map has been unlocked for all players today.All 8 individual pieces of the two new Punk and Anarchist outfits, plus the Punk and Anarchist full body clothing, can be found in your character's Gear and Clothing menu for players to customize their Fighters with.On top of that, two bonus Hail Mary boosters in your Consumables inventory offer a free instant revive to help you on your way to completing Missions on the hardest difficulty.
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Uber announced on Thursday that its autonomous car, a modified hybrid Ford Fusion, will be hitting the streets of Pittsburgh.The Advanced Technologies Center ATC , a division located in Pittsburgh, is in charge of testing the car and building the next generation taxi driver.1.3 million people die every year in car accidents — 94% of those accidents involve human error.In the future we believe this technology will mean less congestion, more affordable and accessible transportation, and far fewer lives lost in car accidents.The company also mentions that it s behind in the autonomous race, with some automakers working on self-driving features for years now, but claims that every day of testing is leading to improvements.In fact, the search giant might be building its own autonomous taxi platform to compete with Uber, due to the attempt to move away from Google Maps and build its own autonomous car system.
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