Alan Krieg

Alan Krieg

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Google today announced that it is bringing a new font to Docs, Sheets and Slides that was explicitly designed to improve reading speeds.The new font, Lexend, was developed by Thomas Jockin, who is probably best known for his Quicksand font.While Google stresses how this will benefit students, most of us could probably benefit from a font that helps us read faster.To do this, the Lexend family, which comes in eight variations, doesn’t do anything fancy with the actual form of the letters.Indeed, it’s a pretty standard variable sans serif font.But Hockin applied data from a number of in-depth studies, which themselves were based on the research of Bonnie Shaver-Troup.
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In January, disclosed the Di to Digital, that the Tax demanded by the King, the maker of the mobilspelsserien Candy Crush, eur 3.6 billion for the year.the Tax was considered to be the most expensive spelrättigheterna left the country when the King was sold to a us publisher Activision Blizzard, for approximately sek 50 billion) in 2016.”the King has come back and said that they are going to share the benefits of this approach,” says Roberth Glansberg, a specialist in transfer pricing at the Swedish Tax agency.Founded: in 2003, out of four total, including the creative director, Sebastian Knutsson, and two in the nation.with a Base in Stockholm, London and Malta.the Company was listed in New York in 2014.
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That first flight didn't go as planned, bu the Dragon Lady is still flying today.It was meant to be a high-speed taxi test, but the prototype's highly efficient wings pulled it into the air unexpectedly.The U-2 was developed in secrecy by Lockheed in the early 1950s to meet the US government's need to surveil the Soviet Union and other areas from a height enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft systems couldn't reach.Well I put big wings on there; big wings means higher.On takeoff, temporary wheels called "pogos" fall away from the wings.The plane Johnson and Lockheed produced was well suited for flight — as the Groom Lake test showed, it didn't take much to get it off the ground.
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Kvarlevorna efter en jättepapegoja, stor som en halv vuxen människa, har hittats i Nya Zeeland.Att döma av benresterna var fågeln omkring en meter hög och vägde cirka sju kilo när den flaxade på jorden, för cirka 19 miljoner år sedan.Fyndet gjordes redan 2008 i Saint Bathans i södra Nya Zeeland, men blev liggande i elva år eftersom ingen säkert visste vad benresterna tillhörde för varelse.Men i år pusslade en grupp paleontologer ihop resterna av fågeln, ett arbete som publicerats i den vetenskapliga tidskriften Biology Letters.– Den kan ha flugit, men vi skulle nog sätta våra pengar på att den inte gjorde det, säger Paul Scofield, kurator i naturhistoria vid Canterbury Museum.”Hade en massiv näbb som kunde öppna allt”
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Vreal, an ambitious game-streaming platform that aimed to let VR users explore the worlds that live-streamers were playing in, is shutting down and laying off its staff after raising $15 million in venture capital.The startup announced the shutdown on its website’s homepage.The Seattle startup raised cash from investors including Axioma Ventures, Upfront Ventures and Intel Capital.Vreal raised an $11.7 million Series A in early 2018.Vreal’s tech let game streamers share the entire 3D environment of the VR world they were inside, something which allowed users to walk around streamers as avatars or explore on their own as passive observers while listening to the live-streamer blast their way through zombies.The startup, which was founded in 2015, spent VR’s most hyped years building out their live-streaming tech.
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The Federal Trade Commission's recent $5 billion settlement with Facebook largely drew two responses.One holds that $5 billion is objectively a large sum of money, while the other holds that, against Facebook's $55 billion 2018 revenue, the penalty amounts to mere drops in the ocean that will go completely unnoticed within the mammoth company.Both takes are true: a fine can be both a very large amount of money and yet also not "enough."The FTC's ability to penalize businesses, though, is limited under existing law.And so a group of Democratic senators has introduced a bill that could change the law in order to let the FTC fine a bad actor big bucks.The proposed law basically seeks to deter anticompetitive and monopolistic behavior by charging great gobs of money against the companies that get caught doing it.
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As if you didn’t have enough phone specs to consider when choosing a new phone, here comes another one: Smartphone cameras are now being augmented with what’s called a time-of-flight or TOF sensor, as well as the standard wide-angle and telephoto lenses you might be familiar with.These sensors ping out beams of light like radar, measuring the time it takes for the light to return to judge how far away objects are, and to map out a scene in three dimensions.The resulting 3D map is known as a range image, and thanks to the speed of light – 299,792,458 meters or 983,571,056 feet per second, at the last count – the capture still happens in an instant, with typical maximum frame rates of 60 frames-per-second.Everything happens on the infrared light spectrum, which is why you won’t see a sudden burst of light when these sensors are engaged.In terms of the basics, time-of-flight isn’t all that different from the Lidar technology you’ll see built into some self-driving cars, though in the case of autonomous vehicles, lasers are used to scan the nearby environment rather than infrared light.You’ll find TOF sensors used in robotics, and in topography studies, and on drones, and there was one built into Microsoft’s second-gen Kinect sensor for the Xbox as well, for the same purpose – to measure the position of objects in a scene, and to work out where they are in 3D space in real-time.
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Seems like the ELEPHONE’s website got finally fully updated with the new information, so we can confirm officially the specs for the upcoming ELEPHONE A6 Max phone model.It will be launching on August 5th first through Aliexpress and will be offering quite some bang for the buck.The “A series” is always focusing on the lower-end phones, but this one is clearly a bit more ambitious with solid hardware and still very competitive pricing.So let’s take a look at the full specs.vELEPHONE A6 Max will be offering 6,53-inch display with 1560 x 720 pixel HD+ resolution, 450 nits of brightness and the decent waterdrop notch, lumia gradient back cover, octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, dual rear cameras with 20MP+2MP sensors, 20MP selfie shooter, hybrid dual SIM slot, Face ID + classical fingeprint scanner at the back of the phone, NFC chip, 3400 mAh battery capacity with wired 5V/2A fast charging and wireless charging, wide range of LTE frequencies or the Android 9 Pie system.And while waiting for the official launch you can also join the giveaway event and maybe win the phone fully for free.
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Though we’ll be waiting much longer for their desktop counterparts, these mobile CPUs mark an important next step for laptops and 2-in-1s.Right now, the launch is limited to U-series and Y-series chips.Intel has promised the 10th-gen chips will appear in 35 designs before the holiday season, and we expect these to begin rolling out soon with the upcoming Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.Now, we know the details on the specific processors Intel will be launching, including which will have the new Iris Plus graphics.That’s going to make distinguishing between the different series more difficult, as you can no longer see from a quick glance which series they belong to.In the case of these U-series chips, the “Iris Plus” brand represents either 64 or 48 EUs, which is a big increase over the 32 EUs of the typical UHD graphics.
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One of the constant refrains about Apple in 2019 is its shift toward services — a trend that’s reflected, once again, in its third-quarter earnings release.In fact, the release trumpets the “all-time high” for services revenue in its headline, while a statement from CEO Tim Cook describes this as “our biggest June quarter ever — driven by all-time record revenue from Services,” as well as sales of wearables, iPads, Macs and iPhones.Apple’s services business includes its subscription products like iCloud, Apple Music and Apple News+.The category will probably grow even more in the coming months with the launch of Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.And the latest numbers do indeed beat last quarter’s services revenue (which also set a record), but it’s pretty close — $11.450 billion in Q2 compared to $11.455 billion in Q3.Also worth noting: Analysts had predicted Apple’s services revenue would come in at $11.68 billion, so this is a relative disappointment.
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All of sudden Realme started to call out beta testers for a mysterious project dubbed as “Project X”.An administrator from Realme’s fan forum called in a post for people willing to enroll.The participants need to have some experience in beta-testing pre-release software and reporting bugs to the community.To participate, beta testers must have worked with beta software and debugging before.Furthermore, Project X requires users to own a Realme 3 Pro – no other device is allowed.So, we already know that whatever Realme is wishing to develop it will come first for the Realme 3 Pro.
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It's musty inside, and I'm certain a family of spiders is about to gleefully fall on my head.Still, it's awesome to be surrounded by one of the oldest and largest living things on Earth.Redwoods sprawled over 2.2 million acres from California's central coast to the Oregon border.Packed with massive trees, the Harold Richardson Redwood Preserve includes not just the redwood I stood inside, but also one that dates to the middle of the fifth century, when the Roman Empire was disintegrating.A few miles inland from the coastal hamlet of Stewarts Point on California's famed Highway 1 in Sonoma County, it's a slog of a drive -- about three hours north of San Francisco on winding, car-sickness-inducing roads that drop sharply on one side to the Pacific Ocean.Anthony Castaños, a League land stewardship manager who's waiting to show us around, starts by describing why an old-growth forest is so critical to the local ecosystem, which includes over 373 species of plants and animals like the foothill yellow-legged frog, Townsend's big-eared bat, Pacific giant salamander, steelhead trout and coho salmon.
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Graph databases, which explicitly express the connections between nodes, are more efficient at the analysis of networks (computer, human, geographic, or otherwise) than relational databases.That gives graph databases a leg up for applications such as fraud detection and recommendation systems.One of the major draws of graph databases is the ability to run graph computational algorithms.These are used for tasks that don’t lend themselves well to relational databases, such as graph search, pathfinding, centrality, PageRank, and community detection.Graph algorithms are mostly supported in analytical (OLAP and HTAP) graph databases, although some transactional (OLTP) graph databases such as Neo4j support them.[ Also on InfoWorld: The best distributed relational databases.
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Angela Ahrendts, Apple's former retail chief, discussed the importance of leaning into your talents at work on LinkedIn's "Hello Monday" podcast.It's a lesson that Ahrendts says she passes on to her children.Understanding your gifts and focusing on them can help you bring your most valuable contributions to the table, Ahrendts said.When former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts started working for the technology giant in 2014, she learned an important lesson — particularly within her first 100 days."So get in your lane, bring your gifts to the table."Ahrendts has a history of working in the fashion industry, having been the CEO of Burberry before joining Apple, and she held executive positions at Liz Claiborne and Donna Karan International before that.
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One-time telco company co-founder Nigel Adams is Britain's new minister of digital, the latest appointment in newly hatched moptop PM Boris Johnson's ministerial reshuffle.The Tory MP for Selby and Ainsty takes over from Margot James, who resigned from the position earlier this month after voting to block Johnson from suspending Parliament to push through a no-deal Brexit.Adams will join newly appointed culture secretary Nicky Morgan at the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – aka the Ministry of Fun.She replaced Jeremy Wright as culture sec.Morgan has already left her role as chair of the influential Treasury Select Committee.The digital minister's brief will include responsibilities for broadband, online safety, the telecoms markets and consumer policy, media, broadcasting and the creative industries.
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The former One Direction singer referenced the US president's past tweets in his own social media post.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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The only mobile network operator in the UK to do soO2 has finally opened up on its Huawei-free 5G rollout plans: services will debut in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Slough in October, with a further 20 cities to go live by the end of the year.The mobile operator said today it is scheduled to to have services running in a total of 50 cities by summer 2020.Rival EE was the first operator to launch 5G in May, recently followed by Three and Vodafone.However, Paolo Pescatore, analyst and founder of PP Foresight, said: "There is no disadvantage being the last to launch as coverage is so limited at this early stage.In fact there are opportunities to focus on areas where rivals have yet to offer 5G."
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Samsung has rolled out an update for its Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch that is full of tweaks and improvements.Of those changes, the most notable one is that the watch can now automatically detect when you’re swimming and begin tracking your water-based exercises, via Android Central.There’s also a new feature that can alert you if your heart rate remains under a user-specified beats per minute value for 10 minutes.Bixby plays an equally big role in this new update: Samsung says that its digital assistant can now help out with several hands-free tasks, like offering “customized exercise routines,” presumably by learning from what activities you usually do.Bixby can now also control SmartThings-compatible connected devices, like smart plugs, light bulbs, and cameras, through voice commands directly from the watch.One of the Galaxy Watch Active’s major flaws is that it lacks the rotating bezel that made previous Galaxy Watch models a joy to use.
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In the course of the last month, went to Airbus, that it is now testflyger of the prototype, the Albatross one, a model in which to explore the advantage of a free flapping wing tips.Obviously, the company sees a huge potential of biomimetics, i.e., technology that attempts to mimic the biological life of the environment.in the context of flygshowen to the Royal Tattoo in Gloucestershire, England, and celebrated as the Airbus of his 50 years as manufacturers, through to the present with a bold vision, taking inspiration from them.the Company showed off a rendering of a Bird of Pray.The present concept is an electric hybrid with an active control system, and design of advanced composite materials.The most remarkable feature, however, is the public the matter of a rovfågels primary, as well as a tail fin that shares the same tail feathers.
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NativeScript 6.0, the latest version of Progress’ open source framework for building native mobile apps with JavaScript, TypeScript, or Angular, is now generally available.The update provides for quicker app updates and smaller app binaries.[ Using Visual Studio Code?Don’t miss these 10 Visual Studio Code extensions for every developer.NativeScript 6.0 introduces the following capabilities and improvements:Build speeds that are 30 percent faster for Android.
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When the U.S. women’s national soccer team brought home its fourth—and second consecutive—World Cup title earlier this month, the celebration couldn’t help but serve as glaring reminder of another battle the team has not yet won: the fight over equal pay.In March, all 28 members of the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over making less than their male counterparts.That’s despite the men’s national team not even qualifying for the World Cup last year, and women’s games generating more revenue in the U.S., according audited financial statements from the U.S. Soccer Federation obtained by the Wall Street Journal.On Sunday, Secret, the women’s deodorant brand owned by Procter & Gamble, donated $529,000 to the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association, which translates to $23,000 for each player.The brand announced the move in a full-page New York Times ad (designed by Berlin Cameron with creative lead from Secret).Equal pay is a buzzy topic, particularly given the USWNT’s World Cup win.
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We are a few months away from the debut of the Mate 30 Pro.But there are already several indiscretions about the device on the net.Especially in regards to the cameras sector.The rear camera should consist of 4 lenses.And today, one of these could even be a cinematic lens.Huawei has actually raised the level of the shots a lot.
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Here's Gartner with your latest dose of tech doom 'n' gloom2019 could mark the steepest decline in the history of smartphone shipments as customers cling to their handsets for longer.This is one of the gloomier forecasts from Gartner today as it outlined estimates for devices sales, predicting that PCs and phones will fall by 3.3 per cent year-on-year to 2.2 billion units globally.Smartphone sales dipped in Q1, with Samsung and Apple feeling the pinch, and there won't be any growth for the year as a whole if Gartner is right."If mobile phones don't provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users won't upgrade them, and will consequently increase these devices' lifespans," said research director Ranjit Atwal.Users currently hang onto their phones for 2.6 years on average but this is set to extend to almost 2.9 years by 2023, said Gartner.
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Five years ago, global funding for the femtech sector had barely reached $100 million total.This shouldn’t come as a surprise since a staggering 92 percent of partners at the biggest VC firms in America are men.But Elvie, a London-based, female-first innovation company specializing in tech for new mums, is improving women’s lives through smart technology including a breast pump and pelvic floor trainer — an app-connected Kegel tracker that helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles with real-time biofeedback.At Unbound’s London Conference today, Kate Ward, President at Refinery29, sat down with co-founder & CEO Tania Boler to discuss how Elvie is breaking taboos in healthcare and creating innovative solutions that are revolutionizing the women’s health sector.When Boler first became a mother, she quickly noticed the lack of tech available for new mums while there was plenty for babies.But there were plenty of problems technology could help new mums with — urinary incontinence and breast pumping are just two of the things women face after giving birth.
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Twitter today is beginning its test of a radical and controversial change to its service with the launch of a new “Hide Replies” feature.Effectively, this option gives users the ability to wrestle back control over a conversation they’ve started, by hiding any replies they feel aren’t worthy contributions — for example, replies that are irrelevant or outright offensive.One of the problems with Twitter — and with many social networks, for that matter — is that an otherwise healthy conversation can easily be disrupted by a single individual or a small number of people who don’t contribute in a positive fashion.Of course, users can choose for themselves to either Mute or Block people like this, which limits their ability to affect their own personal experience on Twitter.The “Hide Replies” feature, however, will.It could work, as those who want their comments seen by a wide audience will have to find a way to express themselves in an appropriate fashion — without taking the conversation off course or resorting to insults or trolling.
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A five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.The program will provide the knowledge and tools necessary to protect network and computer systems in three critical industries - cybersecurity, transportation security, and critical infrastructure security."The federal agencies that support these industries - all critical to our nation's security and economic health - understand that new cybersecurity challenges are met with an increasingly insufficient security workforce," said Jia Di, professor of computer science and computer engineering and principal investigator for the program."But people at these agencies also understand that our university, with its specific research strengths, is uniquely positioned to expand the pool of highly skilled professionals who can address these challenges."The "Cyber-Centric Multidisciplinary Security Workforce Development" program will draw on faculty research expertise in the departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.Faculty members will design curriculum focused on cybersecurity in the areas of computer and information systems, transportation and critical infrastructure with specific focus on the electrical power grid.
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Amazon’s Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, and it’s a fantastic time to buy a new laptop.Laptops are not cheap devices, especially if you want one of the best machines, so the more you can save on this big purchase, the better.Amazon’s 2-day event is just getting started, with Walmart offering competing deals, so if you’re looking to find savings on Apple products, Echo or Google Home devices, laptops, or even a new smartphone, you may want to keep checking back here.Fortunately, when it comes to the big day, we’ll be here to help you find the right laptop for you.The best laptop deals for Prime Day 2019As we’ve experienced in past years, you can expect a wide variety of different laptop deals on Prime Day.
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London's super sewer stretches for 15 miles alongside the capital's river.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Scientists at Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University have found that green brittle stars with five arms show a different "pumping" movement pattern than those with six arms.Using a mathematical model, they have shown that such movements can be coordinated by the flow of internal body fluid alone, rather than neuronal activity.Animals constantly make rhythmic movements such as breathing, feeding and walking.Physiological studies and robotics have shown that neuronal activity and physical structure, respectively, are involved in coordinating those movements.However, how physical structure affects such movement in animals is unknown.A team consisting of Hitoshi Aonuma, Daiki Wakita and Yumino Hayase studied the green brittle star Ophiarachna incrassata, a starfish-like aquatic animal found in tropic and sub-tropic oceans of the Indo-Pacific region with typically five and occasionally six arms.
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Charter Communications has received final approval to stay in New York State despite violating merger commitments related to its 2016 purchase of Time Warner Cable.The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) had revoked its approval of the merger and ordered Charter to sell the former Time Warner Cable system in July 2018.Charter repeatedly failed to meet deadlines for broadband expansions that were required in exchange for merger approval, state officials said.NY orders Charter out of state, says it must sell Time Warner Cable systemBut Charter and state officials struck a deal in April, and yesterday the PSC approved the settlement."Under the terms of the agreement, Charter will expand its network to provide high-speed broadband service to 145,000 residences and businesses entirely in Upstate New York and will pay an additional $12 million to expand broadband service to additional premises," yesterday's PSC announcement said.
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