Eric Erikson

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Sheryl Sandberg spoke with Recode cofounder Kara Swisher at Lesbians Who Tech on Friday.They discussed gender in the workplace and how powerful corporations like Facebook can create more equal and diverse workforces.She says that much has changed since she wrote "Lean In" in 2013.Sandberg even gave a word of advice to male managers struggling with how to act in a post- MeToo workplace: Don't treat female employees differently than male employees, no matter what.Sandberg was speaking with Kara Swisher, cofounder of Recode, on stage at Lesbians Who Tech, a San Francisco-based professional conference for queer women and allies.As the national conversation shifts to proper work ettiquette — can co-workers hug or drink together?
A new campaign for AC Hotels by Marriott by Fred & Farid New York (FF New York), takes an artistic approach in pointing out the rich design details in its establishments, making it unlike any other hotel advertisement.The ‘Unpacked’ creative campaign is a series of videos and images for the entrepreneurial-minded, design-conscious business traveler, according to a release, and it points out the finer details rather than just showing a hotel room or overview, giving a peek behind the scenes for an experiential view of AC Hotels.The campaign debuts with three hero videos, each featuring a detail of the hotel, along with three video interviews with the relevant collaborators.According to the release, the project “aims to excite the senses with bold visuals, textures and rigorous dissection of the details.” The videos use a split-screen technique, showing the design and the finished product, with voiceovers by the designers interviewed.It illustrates the feelings and sensations that each detail evokes.The interviewees are the collaborators behind three elements of the AC brand – Frederick Bouchardy, the brainchild of New York City-based fragrance studio and design collective, Joya; Alberto Gonzalez, from European culinary equipment manufacturer Berkel; and renowned architect David Helpern.
It’s no secret that Netflix is planning to greatly expand the number of original content it offers, and now we have a roundabout figure to expect: 700 or so total original TV shows and movies in 2018.That’s the range the streaming company is targeting, according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who explained that the original content is successfully driving growth.Netflix has multi-season original shows by now, some very popular, others less so.Among its most notable offerings is Stranger Things and, more recently, Dark.The company also recently debuted its first “blockbuster” film starring Will Smith titled Bright, and despite low critical reviews, there are already plans in place to launch a sequel.Netflix’s original content includes shows and movies from outside of the US, of which there are 80 original non-US productions (like Dark mentioned above).
We know it’s not exactly controversial to claim that heat is bad for your computer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to optimize your computer’s thermal performance.When you pull up Newegg or Amazon looking for one of the best PC cases, one of the first things you’ll notice is that there are dozens, hundreds even, of PC cases available.The best full-tower PC caseForm factor: Full-tower | Dimensions: 639 x 306 x 651mm (L x W x H; 25.2 x 12 x 25.6 inches) | Mobo compatibility: Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, E-ATX (12 x 11 inches) | PSU support: Bottom mount, ATX PS2 | I/O: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C x 1, USB 3.0 x 4, fan speed and RGB control buttons, audio in/out (supports HD Audio) | Includes: 2 x 140mm front fans, 1 x 140mm rear fanThe Cooler Master Cosmos C700P looks at portability and simply scoffs.Don’t take the lack of portability to mean that the Cosmos C700P isn’t a great case, it is, but it just means that, if you want to carry it around, you’ll have to take advantage of the upper rails.
Young Tory activists are being promised boozy nights with MPs in exchange for campaigning for the party, HuffPost UK has learned.In an email seen by HuffPost UK, Conservative Central Headquarters (CCHQ) wants MPs to host drinks receptions and arrange trips to Parliament for young members who campaign and help with “local work”.The ‘MP Patron scheme’ is being spearheaded by the Tory vice-chair for Youth Engagement Ben Bradley as part of a drive to revitalise the party’s youth wing after it was suspended in 2015 following the suicide of one activist.Other measures include recruiting an army of campaign managers on university campuses across the UK in a bid to take the fight to Labour over student issues.Examples could include; one speaking event, one tour of the House of Commons and one dinner or drinks event.“The scheme is entirely voluntary but I would very much encourage you to take part in the scheme which will be both beneficial to MPs and branches by being mutually supportive.
Retailers have had their fair share of woes over the last decade as they negotiate technology, new and disruptive businesses, and an ever changing political and economic situation.The bright side is that these challenges are driving incredible retail innovations that are leading to phenomenal customer experiences.Retailers of all kinds are showing great agility as they focus on delivering customers a seamless on and offline experience.There’s one retail innovation, although not novel, that has always captured the imagination of customers and that’s the ‘store within a store’ concept – think Timpson’s at Tesco – and it’s now being taken to a whole new level by retailers and this trend is set to continue.For consumers it offers a wider selection of goods, access to challenger brands, exposure to new concepts, and the opportunity for multiple shopping experiences within a single destination.It delivers continued surprise and delight as they discover new and interesting things and get access to ‘exclusive’ in-store experiences, encouraging them to keep returning.
Rumor has it that Nvidia will launch its next generation of GeForce graphics cards at GTC 2018, the firm’s GPU Technology Conference, which kicks off on March 26, just a month from today.This comes from a ‘well-placed source’ in the GPU industry who spoke to TweakTown.The site believes the cards will be available as soon as April or May, and claims that the new GeForce products will be built on refreshed Ampere architecture, which should (obviously) offer boosted performance and better power efficiency compared to Pascal GPUs (Nvidia’s current GeForce 10 series).This backs up previous speculation from Reuters, which also claimed that Nvidia would be launching these new graphics cards next month (although it didn’t mention GTC).Also, that report claimed the GPUs in question are codenamed Turing.As we theorized a couple of weeks back, it seems as if Volta – which has already been deployed in heavyweight cards like the Titan V – is Nvidia’s high-performance computing (HPC) architecture, whereas Ampere or Turing will be the consumer-orientated gaming cards.
Yesterday the Government announced, with great fanfare, that Britain has now welcomed over 10,000 Syrian refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme launched in 2014.That is 10,000 people who will now have the chance of a better life – supported by communities and councils up and down the UK.The Home Secretary appears confident of reaching the 20,000 target, but that is still two years away.If we’re going to honour our promise to Syrian refugees, then let’s put in the resources to achieving that more quickly, and save families from two more bitter winters in camps scattered across the region.New considerations to continue resettling refugees beyond the 2020 deadline are welcome, but too many people still living in desperation and uncertainty.The Government argue that by taking refugees solely from the region they are encouraging people to stay put in the camps there rather than make treacherous journeys across the Mediterranean to the safety of Europe.
While Spy’s new Ace EC goggles garnered a great deal of press at last month’s Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver, the company wasn’t the only ones with high-tech eyewear to show off.In fact, Oakley was on hand to unveil a new pair of ski goggles, which offer many of the same features and benefits of the competition, with a few added touches of its own.The Oakley Prizm React is a new set of ski and snowboard goggles that eliminates the need to change lens while on the slopes.Using special electrochromic lenses, these goggles can alter the level of tint that is applied to the glass simply by pushing a button.The transition takes about seven seconds to complete and there are three different settings to choose from — light, medium, and dark.The electrochromic lenses work in conjunction with Oakley’s Prizm technology to create a better goggle for use in the snow.
Remote-sensing-based farm management software platform Mavrx announced today that it would be making the fundamentals of its platform free of charge to all users.The platform uses publicly available satellite imagery and in some cases, ultra-high-resolution imagery from planes to helps farmers assess potential problem areas and significantly reduce manual field scouting.The new pricing scheme means that satellite imaging, satellite-based crop health tracking, and Mavrx’s mobile app for scouting and tissue and soil-sampling will be free.Management zone creation and product prescription writing will also be free.According to the company, several days after soft launching the new pricing strategy with existing customers and partners, Mavrx doubled its unique acres monitored in 2018 to 31 million.Mavrx founder Max Bruner said that the change isn’t necessarily about boosting the registered user count, as one might guess.
Mary Berry has divided Twitter by suggesting the best way to eat avocado is in a prawn cocktail, rather than smashed onto toast.Speaking to the Radio Times, the 82-year-old said: “It’s very fashionable now to prepare avocado on toast.I can remember when we didn’t have them at all - now they’re everywhere.But this isn’t one of the nicest things to do with them.Better to add them to a prawn cocktail or to a little plate of smoked salmon or shrimps.”On Twitter, die-hard avo on toast fans were appalled by the suggestion the brunch snack is anything but perfection.
Snapchat is getting a massive dose of GIFs from today with the news that the app will be integrating with Giphy’s gargantuan library of animated stickers.Now when you take a photo or video, you’ll be able to add a funky GIF sticker to your creation, which you can scale according to your preferences.Giphy already has a number of big-name technology integrations under its belt, including one with the mighty Facebook, which has offered support for Giphy GIFs for several years.Giphy has raised north of $150 million in funding and was last valued at around $300 million, which isn’t bad for a GIF search platform.Snap has announced a number of updates recently, including new audience analytics for brands and celebrities, and it has also opened its marketing API for all developers to use.However, the most contentious update of late has been Snapchat’s redesign, which was aimed at making a clearer distinction between your Snapchat friends and professional content creators.
Big Red also lowered the price of its existing unlimited prepaid plan and introduced Travel Pass for prepaid customers.The new 500MB plan and discounted unlimited plan are available starting February 20.Verizon announced changes to its prepaid line-up that include a new prepaid plan, a price cut to an existing one, and an option for folks who like to travel.First up is the new prepaid plan that includes 500MB of data for $30 each month.The plan joins the existing 3 GB for $40, 7 GB for $50, 10 GB for $60, and unlimited data for $75 options.Each Verizon prepaid plan, including the new 500MB plan, includes unlimited talk and text in the US, the ability to carry over unused data from one month to the next, mobile hotspot, and unlimited texting to over 200 countries.
With Mobile World Congress just weeks away, we’re learning more about all of the new phones that may be announced.This year it looks like Nokia plans to make a huge splash at MWC by announcing as many as six new smartphones for 2018.While there’s still lots of surprises to come, we do have some clues about the devices we expect to see at MWC.Other than some images of the chassis originally leaked on Baidu, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming Nokia 1.It’s also rumored to run a stripped down version of Android Oreo, called Android Go.Due to the price and limited features of the Nokia 1, we’re not sure if it will ever make it to the U.S. We do, however, anticipate an initial release in emerging markets such as China and India.
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