Eric Erikson

Eric Erikson

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Apples planer på att paketera ihop Apple Music med Apple TV+ kan slå hårt mot Spotify.Det blir spännande att se hur Daniel Ek och finanschefen Barry McCarthy ska försvara sig, skriver Di Digitals reporter Jonas Leijonhufvud.Men i dag är streamad musik lika självklart som el och bredband.De senaste åren har vd Daniel Ek exempelvis storsatsat på sin radiotjänst och sina algoritmstyrda spellistor.Läs mer: Spotify köper ännu ett poddbolagMålet är, enligt vd:n och grundaren Daniel Ek, att bli störst på ”audio”.
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Revenge porn isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but with advancements in AI, “deepfakes” — an AI-based technology used to digitally produce or alter realistic looking video content — are becoming increasingly harder to distinguish from real videos.This technology has also been used to doctor political videos, such as the clip that sounded, and looked like, Obama called President Trump a “dipshit.”To combat this, the state of California passed two bills.The first now makes it illegal to post any manipulated videos of political figures, such as replacing a candidate’s face with the intention to discredit them, within 60 days of an election.The second bill gives people living in California the right to sue anyone who puts their image into a pornographic video using deepfake technology.Deepfake tech has become easily accessible and videos can be made via apps or using affordable consumer-grade equipment, which is partly why the web is flooded with pornographic films of high-profile female celebrities.
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The trusted fansite, Sammobile just dropped the hint that the Galaxy S11 might be dropping as early as the 1ist quarter 2020, and little do we wonder why the Galaxy S11 leaks are already making the rounds.The Galaxy S10 debuted earlier this Year -February 20 to be precise, so the next phone’s release following the same release pattern isn’t really surprising.The S11, will in fact launch earlier than its predecessor – the Galaxy S10 Sammobile noted.The Galaxy S11 as per the report will go official on February 18th and in no other place other than in San Francisco.Having said that the report noted that it isn’t entirely sure of the said date, so we all should digest this with the proverbial grain of salt.Assuming the date isn’t entirely correct, we can be sure the device will come alive in the third week of February in line with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S10, though there is the chance it could arrive in March.
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We live in fluid times.Ten years ago, it would have been unimaginable to hear calls to ban vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines.The latest call comes from Denmark, which urged the European Union on Friday to ban the sale of cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel by 2040.Reuters reported on the news on Friday following a meeting of EU environment ministers, and Danish Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen told the publication that it's important to note, "We are in a bit of a hurry" with regard to reversing climate change.Denmark originally proposed that the country would end the sale of cars powered by internal-combustion engines by 2030, however, it withdrew the plan as it reportedly violated EU rules.Norway, the Netherlands, France and the UK have all laid out similar plans to eventually ban the sale of cars with internal-combustion engines.
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So much of the talk around premium TVs these days is about OLED.With multiple manufacturers backing the technology, and prices ever dropping, more people are getting OLED TVs into their homes than ever – and this latest price drop on the LG B9 OLED could be what gets it into yours.Previously retailing at £1,599, the LG B9 OLED has been discounted to only £1,299 for a hefty £300 saving (around 20% off).The B9 was already the cheapest set in the 2019 LG TV range, offering a comparatively budget alternative to the higher-end LG C9 OLED (which we named our best OLED TV) and LG E9 OLED (which features a 'floating' glass screen display).This brings the price down to match the £1,299 Hisense O8B OLED, which had previously been the cheapest OLED TV on the market.The O8B is let down by some processing issues and an irritating screensaver – despite sharp images and a lightning-fast interface – but previously it did have the advantage over LG with its lower price.
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An international team of researchers has found it can significantly boost an existing polymer's ability to selectively remove carbon dioxide (CO2) out of gas mixtures by first submerging the material in liquid water."Normally, improving the permeability of a gas through a material impairs the material's selectivity," says Rich Spontak, co-corresponding author of a paper on the work and Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University."To explain this using CO2 as an example, the more easily gases can pass through a material, the less able the material usually is to remove CO2 from a gas mixture."What's remarkable about our finding is that we were able to drastically improve the polymer's CO2 permeability while also slightly improving its CO2 selectivity.And the process that led to this substantial improvement was related to transforming the microstructure of the membrane in low-cost and nontoxic fashion - we submerged the material in water."Polymer membranes that can filter out CO2 are desirable for use in a variety of applications, such as removing CO2 from natural gas and sequestering CO2 in order to limit emissions from industrial facilities.
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Some months ago, Xiaomi released the CC9 series which includes Xiaomi CC9, CC9e, and CC9 Meitu Custom Edition.Today, the company announced that the Xiaomi CC9 is taking a 100 yuan ($14) price cut.This price cut will be active between October 1st and October 7th.Presently, the 6GB+64GB version sell for 1699 yuan ($238) while the 6GB+128GB version goes for 1899 yuan ($266).If you need this device, you have about a week to save $14.As for the key features of the Xiaomi CC9, it uses a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED drop screen design like the Mi 9.
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Azure Application Insights is an extensible application performance management (APM) service that can be used to monitor performance, detect anomalies, and diagnose performance issues for a web application in real time.If you are using .Net Core, you can use Application Insights on the multiple platforms that .Net Core supports (Windows, Linux, or Mac).Note that you can use Application Insights for applications built in various technologies including .Net, JavaScript, Node.js, and Java as well as .Net Core.And you can use Application Insights for such applications whether or not they are hosted in the cloud.In this article we’ll examine how you can log data to Azure Application Insights in an ASP.Net Core application.To work with the code examples illustrated in this article, you should have Visual Studio 2019 installed in your system.
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Websites could soon become more responsive and more secure as they adopt a new version of HTTP.Cloudflare, the web infrastructure company which provides security and DNS support for a significant portion of the internet, announced it is rolling out preliminary support for HTTP/3 this week.The Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers will be joining Cloudflare in supporting HTTP/3 soon.HTTP/3 is the newest version of HTTP, which is the protocol used to send data from a server where a website is hosted to a client such as a web browser.HTTP has gone through several updates over the years from the standardized HTTP/1.1 which was used on the early internet from 1997 to HTTP/2 which was standardized in 2015 and enabled greater responsiveness by allowing parallel requests.There has also been widespread adoption in the last few years of HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP which uses encryption to communicate between the server and the client.
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Earlier this year, Xiaomi introduced its first-ever water purifier called Mi Water Purifier “Lentils” in its homeland.The Chinese smartphone maker has now launched a successor dubbed Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier C1.It is an upgraded version of the previous-gen water purifier.Like its predecessor, the upgraded variant uses the same 4-level filtration technique.Out of them, one can serve as a clean drinking water source.Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier C1: Specs, Features
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Event If you’re thinking of shifting over to serverless and function-as-a-service, join us at the aptly named Serverless Computing London from November 6 to 8.This year's conference not only will we cover the full gamut of serverless platforms, from AWS Lambda to Azure Functions, our speakers will take a resolutely practical approach to developing and deploying applications on them.So as well as keynote talks from serverless pioneers Paul Johnstone and Lynn Langit, we have speakers from major companies who’ve taken the plunge on serverless.If you’re looking into managing costs, Lego’s Sheen Brisals has you covered.If you’re concerned about ensuring your functions don’t tie you to one vendor for eternity, check out Vacation Tracker’s Slobodan Stojanović session on hexagonal architecture.And if the prospect of globally distributed computing for pennies has you fired up, that's just what Hedgefacts' Duncan Jones will be discussing.
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Earlier this month, Lenovo launched a budget smartphone called Lenovo K10 Note in the Indian market.It seems like the smartphone maker is now planning to add another device to the lineup.The upcoming smartphone will also lie on the budget spectrum.Thanks to the online listing, we now have the complete information on the device including specs and design.Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming device.Lenovo K10 Plus: Specifications, Features
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Your iPhone automatically organizes the photos and videos on your phone in several ways, sorting them by type, date taken, and other criteria.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.When you open your iPhone's Photos app, you'll be met with several different ways to view your images and videos.The most straightforward way is to tap on the word "Photos" at the bottom-left of the screen, which will give you access to every image and video in your phone's entire library, sorted by date and location.But looking at so many photos at once can be overwhelming.A better way to manage your media is found under the photo app's "Albums" tab.
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Doctors working for fact-checking site Health Feedback labelled a Facebook video from anti-abortion campaigner Lila Rose as inaccurate.Facebook attached the fact-check onto the video and restricted the page's distribution, prompting Rose to accuse it of censorship.Four Republican senators, including Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley wrote to Mark Zuckerberg in complaint.Facebook then took the fact-check down, saying it would investigate further.Facebook removed a fact-check on an anti-abortion video after it received a letter of complaint from four Republican Senators, including Ted Cruz.They said conditions such as placenta previa and HELLP syndrome can make an abortion necessary to prevent the mother's death.
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Automakers are in the business of making money on all the shiny new cars sitting on dealership lots, and while there are lots of profitable vehicles out there, one is king of them all.The Porsche 911 is the most profitable car of 2019, according to research from Bloomberg published Thursday.The eighth-generation 911 reportedly made up just 11% of its sales since the base car launched, but it's already accounted for 30% of the company's earnings.And this is the base car, mind you.We haven't thrown the Carrera 4 or any Turbo models into the equation.The upcoming Aston Martin DBX SUV comes in second place, while the Ferrari F8 Tributo is third.
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Facebook is attempting to simplify the values that serve as the basis for its community standards into four key concepts: authenticity, safety, privacy and dignity.Vice president of global policy management Monika Bickert said in a Newsroom post Thursday that the social network’s goal remains “to create a place for expression and give people voice.”She said that as Facebook has introduced new products, features and services, its community standards have “become more expansive and nuanced,” which is why they were updated to reflect the four values mentioned above.Bickert wrote in introducing the four values, “We want people to be able to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, even if some may disagree or find them objectionable.In some cases, we allow content which would otherwise go against our community standards if it is newsworthy and in the public interest.We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm, and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.”
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In the course of a job interview, you are likely to be asked to tell us a little bit about yourself.A well thought-out a longer response, it can determine whether the job will be yours.the Question is, is a way for employers to evaluate your skills and to learn more about the highlights of your career.Joseph Liu, a speaker, and a personal varumärkeskonsult, wrote in an article in Fast Company that you should not rush past the question too quickly.Your cv won't tell you everything.Managers ask the question, because they want to understand about your skills and achievements match to the role you are being interviewed for.
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Indonesian fintech startup Flip has secured an undisclosed amount from Insignia Ventures Partners, says an industry source.This marks the company’s first institutional investment, having raised previous rounds from angel investors.Both Flip and Insignia Ventures Partners declined to comment on the matter.Founded in 2015 by three friends from the computer science program at the University of Indonesia, Flip lets users transfer funds between different banks in Indonesia without paying the customary processing fee.It is similar in concept to the UK startup TransferWise, though Flip only handles transactions between local accounts.Co-existing with Ovo and GoPay
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Good news for sporty audio lovers: At IFA 2019, Sony announced it will be expanding its range of noise-canceling headphones.As well as the true wireless WF-1000XM3s and the beloved over-ear WH-1000XM3s, Sony is releasing an updated version of their wireless model with noise-canceling technology called the WI-1000XM2.The WI-1000XM2s use a similar approach to noise cancellation as the other products in the line, but they boast a new QN1 noise-canceling processor that Sony says has “best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio” and low distortion, making it ideal for portable devices.Two microphones sit on top of the earbuds to facilitate the noise canceling, and there’s an inline microphone as well so you can use the headphones to place calls from your smartphone.In addition to the microphone, there are standard inline controls with buttons for volume up and down, play/pause, and skipping tracks forward or backward.It feels like it could withstand some serious abuse, meaning these would make good traveling headphones.
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Companies tease us and tease us ahead of their big announcements at places like the Consumer Electronics Show but rarely do they shock us because we’re often meant to know the information in advance.That’s looking to be the case with LG’s new Google Assistant-powered smart speaker that is more than likely to launch at the IFA 2019 show in Berlin that launches on Friday, September 6.We know that Amazon and Google are in a big fight to control the smart home space.It appears that LG is still trying to play nice with the two tech giants since LG has slowly been adding Alexa-enabled phones to its lineup and recently learned that LG filed a bunch of patents with the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) for more than one smart speaker, all of which use Google Assistant.So, don’t be surprised if LG drops a smart speaker to rival Alexa in Berlin at the end of the week.The most dynamic patent is labeled “Model A,” and seems to be modeled after the GL ThinQ WK 7, with a more angular design, four control buttons because everyone seems to be going to simple analog controls these days, and a power button.
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When it comes to gaming, the past was a simpler time.You bought your console, paid for your games, and then you sat down and played them.No online multiplayer, no downloadable content, no guides to spoil all the fun, and no patches to get in the way of you playing.Over the years, several companies have attempted to bring this simplicity back with a variety of retro console revivals.These boxes plug into the back of your TV, and use emulation software to allow you to play a number of games that would otherwise be impossible (or at least, very expensive) to find as a physical cartridges.Here are our top picks of the best boxes to have revived these retro consoles and their classic games.
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Epic Games is continuing to make deals to keep new releases off of Steam, but not all of those timed semi-exclusives are huge brands from major publishers.Epic’s PAX West Showcase features eight indies from a variety of developers.Ooblets: Best known for sparking a firestorm of harassment and anger over its decision to go exclusive on the Epic Games Store.But Ooblets is an adorable game where you raise the titular creatures on a farm and then get into dance battles.No Straight Roads: This is a music-based action game where you control an indie band that is fighting against the evil electronica empire.Manifold Garden: An exploration game that takes you into a dream-like world with twisted structures and physics.
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A former Google employee on Wednesday posted a scathing account of her relationship with the search giant's chief legal officer, saying her treatment represented "institutionalized behavior" that starts at the "very top" of the company.Jennifer Blakely, a former contracts manager for Google's legal team, said she and David Drummond began dating in 2004, and had a son together.Because of the relationship, Google moved Blakely out of the legal team to the sales department, causing her career to suffer.After the relationship ended, she says Drummond neglected their child and made "terrifying threats" to gain custody.She said he initially refused to discuss child support, and called Drummond's treatment "nothing short of abuse."Blakely previously shared her experience with The New York Times in a bombshell article last November about the company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations from key executives, including Android creator Andy Rubin and former Google X director Richard DeVaul.
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Walmart has jumped the gun on Labor Day 2019 by dropping several iPad deals days before the sales event happens on September 2.You can get one of the best tablets around at $200 below its usual price.Though Walmart is also offering big discounts on other iPads during their Labor Day sale if you’re looking for something cheaper.The 12.9-inch 2018 Apple iPad Pro Wi-Fi tablet usually goes for $999.It packs Apple’s A12X Bionic chip with eight cores and a neural engine.This powerful tablet can handle even the most intensive tasks like editing on Photoshop and Lightroom.
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When an automaker wants to tease a new vehicle, it'll usually wrap the car in camouflage, which obscures its most interesting details, leaving everyone (ideally) champing at the bit for more.For the Frankfurt Motor Show and the release of the third-generation BMW X6, the German automaker took a slightly different approach.BMW this week unveiled a third-generation X6 covered in Vantablack.Consider this the last major teaser before the chopped-roof utility vehicle makes its debut at Frankfurt in two weeks' time.While nearly every corner of the car is obscured, it's pretty easy to make out the roofline and the grille, the latter of which is illuminated because that's the world we live in now.If you're not familiar with Vantablack, it's the creation of Surrey NanoSystems.
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Lego remains one of the most popular and valuable toy lines but the company’s sets are also some of the least accessible to those dealing with visual impairments.To remedy this, the Danish toymaker has announced a pilot program to update its building instructions with verbal descriptions so each step is compatible with Braille and screen readers – and it's using AI to automate the time-consuming process.Earlier this year Lego leveraged the popularity and iconic design of its stud-topped building pieces to help teach kids Braille, but this new initiative has nothing to do with learning.Lego isn’t completely inaccessible to the visually impaired, they can still stack blocks and build whatever they can imagine.But the popularity of the building toy, at least in the past few decades, has been as a result of the company’s licensed sets – everything from Harry Potter to Marvel to Star Wars – and it’s those sets that have been inaccessible to children and even adult collectors unless they have someone else diligently describing and guiding them through each step of the highly visual build instructions.A few years ago a story about Matthew Shifrin, a blind Lego enthusiast, made the rounds on the internet.
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the Nitrogen from the wastewater, it can become the fertilizer for the agricultural sector.Now to get the Ragn-Sells innovative company for 19 million dollars to the development of the method.Eutrophication is caused by excessive discharges of nutrients, such as nitrogen, in the soil or in the water.nutrient pollution leads to algal blooms and dead sea beds, and to prevent it, is one of Sweden's 15 environmental objectives.for the methods that are used to reduce nitrogen in wastewater treatment plants today are getting bacteria to do the job.the Disadvantage is that the nitrogen then returns to the air.
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Vivo has always been trying to make headlines by being the first in many new mobile technologies but it really gained international fame with the Vivo NEX S. It was the first phone to resort to an elevating camera to get rid of much of the phone’s bezel, giving birth to a niche line of phones that did the same.With the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition and the Vivo APEX 2019, it almost seemed like the phone maker was heading towards a certain direction.The Vivo NEX 3 5G teaser, however, may suggest otherwise and hints at a sort of return to normalcy with at least two key features to still boast of.The Vivo NEX 3 5G will only have one display, at least based on the video teaser below.To some extent, this looks like a return to the Vivo NEX S’ design, which put the focus more on the popup camera.Fortunately, it does seem that Vivo has indeed stuck with that design instead of opting for, say, a punch-hole cutout.
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The tech world is growing fast, opening many exciting career doors in the process.One way to get your foot in those doors is by earning Microsoft certifications.The Microsoft Technology Associate Mastery Bundle ensures you’re fully ready to ace three foundational IT exams from Microsoft.It’s currently on offer for just $29.99.This bundle spans three training kits.Each kit is a collection of hands-on video tutorials designed to help you to take on one of Microsoft’s newest technology certifications.
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At least three people in the last year have been arrested for illegally selling guns using Snapchat, as detailed in a report from The Guardian.In two of the three cases, the men allegedly purchased guns in a state with lax gun laws, brought them into a state with restrictive laws, and used Snapchat to advertise their availability by posting pictures and videos of the guns.They were tracked down by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and one has signed a plea agreement.Snapchat bans ads that promote “firearms, weapons, ammunition, or related accessories,” and it says the app shouldn’t be used for “any illegal activities,” including buying and selling illegal weapons.But it’s a challenge to enforce: users can post whatever they’d like to their account, and it’s up to community members or automated tools to flag the issue.Since selling a gun can be done legally, it can be even harder to spot bad actors.
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