Brian Christy

Brian Christy

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I am pretty organised, but I am not bullet journaling-levels of organised.
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These are the ones who make it to the end credits.
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Amazon's multibillion-dollar cloud division is making its annual re:Invent conference an online-only event. The conference typically happens at the end of the year in Las Vegas. This time, it will presented over three weeks from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Are you an Amazon Web Services employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon Web Services is making its annual re:Invent conference and moving it online.  The conference was previous scheduled from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 in Las Vegas and will now run for three weeks from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Amazon's announcement, made the while CEO Jeff Bezos testified before Congress in an antitrust hearing, comes after technology conference CES announced it would be canceled in Las Vegas and moved online. Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message her on Twitter @ashannstew, or send her a secure message through Signal at 425-344-8242.SEE ALSO: The chief evangelist of Amazon Web Services says the coronavirus crisis has 'pushed' the company 'into the future' Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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EE has been named the UK network leader for 5G experience in a report which sees itself and Vodafone pull clear of O2 and Three.
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WIRED Tested. We’ve picked the best affordable in-ear, over-ear, on-ear, wireless, and corded headphones in every price bracket.
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The payment allegedly went to the son of ex-Special Forces soldier Michael Taylor.
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The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is up for order, and if you thought it looked good in silver then wait until you catch it in AMG Magma Beam orange. Promising to drop as many jaws as the AMG V8 will with its 3.1 second 0-60 mph run, it’s a fitting finish for the new flagship of the GT line-up – … Continue reading
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A relatively quick online course with a certificate at the end.
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Startup communities are too unique to be replicated or controlled, Techstars founder Brad Feld and researcher Ian Hathaway write in their new book: "The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem." "The Startup Community Way" is a deep, theoretical take on what makes startup communities thrive due out July 28. Local tech scenes are special because they unpredictably come up with powerful new ideas, Feld and Hathaway write. One way to cultivate idea generation is to avoid letting startup communities like those in Silicon Valley, Boston, and Boulder be dominated by local government or any one person within those communities, they argue. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Stop trying to be like Silicon Valley.  That's the message from venture capitalist Brad Feld to cities and regions around the world trying to cultivate their own tech scenes. "Many researchers, consultants and community builders search for a blueprint to become the next Silicon Valley," write Feld and researcher Ian Hathaway in "The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem," a new book due out on July 28. "Such ideas," they argue, "are flawed because each startup community is unique and deeply influenced by local history and culture." Feld knows a bit about the subject. In 2006 he cofounded Techstars, a VC fund focused on early stage startups, in Boulder, Colorado, more than 1,200 miles from the tech capitals of San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif. The book, which Business Insider obtained an advanced copy of, is particularly timely as the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have prompted many techies to leave Silicon Valley and relocate to places where the cost of living is lower. Tech companies like Twitter have said they will allow staffers to permanently work remotely. According to the book's authors, startup communities, like those in Silicon Valley, Boston and Boulder are each so unique that attempts to replicate or control them are futile. "There is an urge (almost an obsession)," they write, "to compare startup communities to one another by tabulating a set of standardized metrics," like startup rates, total venture capital, and how many exits a community has. The misguided mentality is evident even in the monikers adopted by fledgling tech hubs — Silicon Slopes in Utah, Silicon Forest in Oregon, to name a couple. The real value of these tech scenes, Feld and Hathaway write, lies in "emergence," their ability to unpredictably generate influential ideas. But the creative potential of startup communities, they argue, which thrives on a free-flowing exchange of ideas between entrepreneurs, diminishes when tightly controlled by larger authorities like a local governments. "The process of value creation occurs naturally without a plan or controlling authority," they write. "This requires a different approach to building startup communities from the traditional command-and-control strategies applied in the industrial era that linger on today." Local governments should instead focus on providing support to local entrepreneurs by listening to their needs and providing them with resources, the book argues. Even individual startups shouldn't have an outsize influence within their communities, the authors write. "Accepting that you are not in control is one of the most powerful actions that a participant in a startup community can take," Feld and Hathaway write. Aspiring tech hubs must accept this messy nature, they argue, since "attempting to control a complex system is a futile attempt to impose a complicated view on it. It won't work." Feld co-founded seed accelerator Techstars in 2006 and early-stage venture capital firm Foundry Group in 2007, and frequently publishes his thoughts on his blog. Analyst Mark Fidelman named him the most respected venture capitalist in 2011.SEE ALSO: These far-flung US regions could become the next big startup hubs as techies abandon Silicon Valley and embrace remote work Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
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Two British Uber drivers have gone to court in the Netherlands in an attempt to get the ride-sharing company to explain how it uses driver data. The two drivers want to prove the ride-hailing company does more than just neutrally distribute taxi ride requests, Dutch outlet NOS reports. The case will be heard in Amsterdam, where the company’s European head office is located. “They want to prove that Uber acts as an employer,” their lawyer, Anton Ekker, told NOS. “To do that, they need everything Uber knows about them and what Uber‘s algorithms do with it.” [Read: Germans can get a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber
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You might not know it from looking, but Gmail is jam-packed with time-saving tricks.Some of 'em are right there in front of your face, if you know how to find 'em — while others require a teensy bit of under-the-hood tinkering to activate. But all of 'em are built right into Gmail and have the potential to make managing your email a heck of a lot easier.Check out these 17 splendid Gmail tips and get ready to master your inbox once and for all.(Note that unless otherwise specified, these tips are specific to Gmail's web-based desktop version.)[ Further reading: 10 ways to work better with G Suite ] Gmail tips: Inbox step-savers 1. You can actually view attachments right from your Gmail inbox. Provided you haven't switched away from the service's "default" interface arrangement, you'll see small tiles for every file associated with an email right below the message's subject line. And you can click on any of those tiles to open or preview the file's contents and get directly to the info you need.To read this article in full, please click here
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Update: Governor sues Atlanta to stop rule requiring masks during pandemic.
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Twitter said Wednesday that a "coordinated social engineering attack" was behind a hack that compromised high-profile accounts. The attack "successfully targeted some of our employees," the company said, giving hackers access to "internal systems and tools." The company appeared to discount allegations that the attack was knowingly enabled by one of its employees, as one outlet had claimed. A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that the company's "investigation continues and we hope to have more to share there soon." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter announced Wednesday that hackers had targeted its employees, enabling them to access "internal systems and tools" that led to the compromise of some of the most popular accounts on the social network. The company said a "coordinated social engineering attack" had "successfully targeted some of our employees." This appears to contradict with a report from Motherboard that alleges that the hack was knowingly enabled by one of its workers. The outlet's claim was based on an interview with a purported hacker, and it has not been confirmed. Asked about the Motherboard story, a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that the company's "investigation continues, and we hope to have more to share there soon." The attack began Wednesday with several high-profile accounts, from Joe Biden to Kim Kardashian, posting links to a Bitcoin account. Users were asked to send the account money — and promised they would receive twice as much back. The perpetrators claim they made more than $118,000. The hack revealed that Twitter employees enjoy a good deal of control over users' accounts — raising questions about security beyond what a user can access. The internal tools that were exploited allow employees to both suspend accounts and reset the email addresses associated with them. "Internally," the company said Wednesday, "we've taken significant steps to limit access to internal systems and tools while our investigation is ongoing." In 2017, a contractor working with Twitter's Trust and Safety division was able to shut down President Donald Trump's account for 11 minutes after it was reported. And in 2019, two former Twitter employees were charged by the Department of Justice with spying for Saudi Arabia by mining personal information from accounts. Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, gave The New York Times several theories for how the hackers could have accessed the account and said that it appeared to have come internally from Twitter's system, as opposed to users' individual accounts being compromised through a password. "It could have been much worse," Stamos said. "We got lucky that this is what they decided to do with their power." Have a news tip? Email this reporter: [email protected] the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
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(Monash University) World-first research by Monash University in Australia has been able to detect positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes, and identify whether someone has contracted the virus.
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Mazda shrugs off ex-owner's bizarre involuntary data retention story A UK man who woke up one morning to discover his bank account being charged for satnav services linked to a car he'd sold months previously has expressed his frustration at Mazda and TomTom over the strange affair.…
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There are only a few days left before the announcement of OnePlus Nord. Now, a completely different smartphone of the company has appeared on the ... The post OnePlus may release another budget smartphone other than Nord appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Without a doubt, AirPods will be on sale during Black Friday.Walmart has already announced its intention to offer the AirPods with the standard charging case for $129 during next week's Black Friday blowout.In the meantime, Best Buy has some good deals on Beats headphones, and Apple's brand new AirPods Pro are selling at Amazon with a $15 discount that brings the price down to $235.As always, we have all of the best prices -- updated daily, Monday through Friday -- below.One thing to consider: Apple offers free custom engraving on all AirPods and AirPods Pro cases when you buy from it directly.You'll get no such offer from third-party retailers such as Amazon.
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In addition to officially revealing a new 16-inch MacBook Pro today, Apple also gave us an update on the incoming Mac Pro.Apple revealed the new Mac Pro will indeed start shipping out by the end of the year, but it’ll be something of a photo finish as the launch date is set for sometime in December.The accompanying Pro Display XDR will begin shipping out at the same time, so those who have been looking forward to these machines don’t have much longer to wait.Sadly, Apple stops just short of giving us an actual release date for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.They were, in fact, just a footnote in Apple’s announcement of the 16-inch MacBook Pro today, with the company only saying that they’ll be available in December.The Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were revealed at WWDC 2019 back in June, and they’re definitely the behemoths of Apple’s product lineup, both in terms of capability and price.
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A video shows the Facebook app freaking out when the user turned the device from portrait to landscape orientation:Today, while watching a video on @facebook, I rotated to landscape and could see the Facebook/Instagram Story UI for a split second.When rotating back to portrait, the Story camera/UI opened entirely.This iteration of the glitch very clearly looks like a bug.Like, if you’re trying to watch a video in the Facebook app, you’re certainly not also trying to take photos.The bug appeared to affect the latest version of iOS, although we were unable to replicate it at the time of this post.
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Tropical Depression Kalmaegi continues moving west through the Philippine Sea and toward a landfall in the east central Philippines.NASA provided forecasters with an analysis of rainfall rates occurring in the strengthening tropical cyclone.NASA has the unique capability of peering under the clouds in storms and measuring the rate at which rain is falling.Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM passed over Kalmaegi from its orbit in space and measured rainfall rates throughout the storm.GPM passed over Kalmaegi in the Philippine Sea, Northwestern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 13 at 6:16 a.m. EST (1116 UTC) and found the heaviest rainfall near the eastern coast of the Central Philippines, falling at a rate of over 40 mm (about 1.6 inch) per hour.Forecasters incorporate the rainfall data into their forecasts.
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Shadow foreign secretary says party should be ‘ambiguous’ about circumstances for using the Trident deterrentHuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media 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.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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by The end of 2017, which launched a Zaver of its mobile app for secure transactions between private individuals. " the Idea was that users would be able to pay on credit when they buy a car, furniture or any other products from this Block.and Then, the company has also developed a payment solution for businesses.in late april, which took in 11 million in venture capital funding.for more information, see Betalutmanaren do not be afraid of The new deal: ”Well, with a little bit of competition.”Now, fill the Zaver at the cash register, again with a 20-Million from a group of existing shareholders, including private equity firms 'Inbox' Capital, Inventure, and Fredrik Österberg.
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Geospatial data packs a wealth of insights, but they’re often concealed beneath the surface.Particularly elusive are those arising from synthetic-aperture radar (SAR), a form of satellite radar data that is used to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional reconstructions of objects.SAR comes from disparate satellites strewn throughout orbit that alone aren’t capable of revealing much.But fused together by an intelligent software layer, they become invaluable sources of business intelligence.At least, that’s the assertion of Ursa, an Ithica, New York-based startup that recently secured $15 million in a series B round led by Razor’s Edge Ventures (with participation from new strategic investors and existing investors Citi, Empire State Developments’ New York Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, RRE Ventures, and S Global ).Ursa is developing a platform that aggregates data from a network of satellites and fuses it with other data sources, which it delivers to customers in a range of markets.
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Di-Digital-have visited the company, which last year doubled its revenue to sek 234 million, and that is to be avoided to suffer the growing pains.in the Two hours before the Di-Digital come for a visit, have a six-porslinsjaguarer have arrived, and are now scattered around the premises in Fatburen in stockholm on Södermalm in Stockholm, sweden.Among other things, is to be found Fatshark, EA Games, Epic Games, and the English of the Dice, Paradox Interactive and Avalanche Studios, in the nearby area.the number of employees in Stockholm has also grown from 100 to 260 employees within a span of 1.5 years.”We have a piece of equipment that allows us to have face-to-face meetings all over the world and all of our co-workers, with the exceptional picture and sound.Read more: New research: Here the students are working.
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The Defense Innovation Board, a panel of 16 prominent technologists advising the Pentagon, today voted to approve AI ethics principles for the Department of Defense.The report includes 12 recommendations for how the U.S. military can apply ethics in the future for both combat and non-combat AI systems.AI deployed by the DoD should also be reliable, governable, and use “transparent and auditable methodologies, data sources, and design procedure and documentation.”“You may see resonances of the word fairness in here [AI ethics principle document].“It should be a firm principle that ours is to not have unintended bias in our systems.”Applied Inventions cofounder and computer theorist Danny Hillis and board members agreed to amend the draft document to say the governable principle should include “avoid unintended harm and disruption and for human disengagement of deployed systems.” The report, Hillis said, should be explicit and unambiguous that AI systems used by the military should come with an off switch for a human to press in case things go wrong.
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On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to the platform to let politicians around the world know their money wasn’t good there anymore.“We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” said Dorsey in a tweet thread.“We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.”A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet.Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people.We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.
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A bestselling, cute educational robot has been hanging out in Asia for the last four years, and now it’s coming to North America, just in time for the holiday season.Miko 2 offers play-based learning using stories, quizzes, fun facts, interaction, and communication in a type of smart hub for kids.It can identify the moods of others, learn how to socialize with those around them, remember names, identify faces, and more.Parents can get in on the fun as well.With the Miko 2 encrypted teleconnect feature, parents can interact through voice and face chat with their children through the robot instead of a phone.“We have four children in our family who range in age from 6 to 12, and Miko teaches each of them something new and age-appropriate.
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Zack Roif was having a perfectly normal day at work last Friday when he opened an email invitation to the office Halloween party.The theme: Hellvetica, the world’s most ubiquitous font turned evil.Roif, who is an associate creative director at RGA, an ad agency in New York, appreciated the humor.“I thought, This kind of small joke deserves to be a larger joke.”Inspired, Roif started Slacking with his colleague Matthew Woodward, also an associate creative director.Together, they got to work on creating what Roif calls “an absolute monster of a typeface.” Now you can download Hellvetica, a typeface for sending your designs straight to Hades.
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You'll need to enable in-app purchases on your iPhone to unlock additional features or content in many apps and games.If you find that in-app purchases aren't enabled on your iPhone, the most likely problem is that they've been turned off in Screen Time settings.If you still can't make in-app purchases, the payment information associated with your Apple ID might be out of date.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Some iPhone apps have additional features or content which you can only access by making in-app purchases.In general, you don't need to do anything special to enable in-app purchases — just open the app, find the feature or content you want to buy, and complete the in-app purchase according to the instructions in the app.
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