Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith

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Det verkar som att det kan bli lätt för kommersiella och privata drönarpiloter att flyga igen.Ett nytt lagförslag har lämnats in där det står att drönarpiloter inte ska behöva söka övervakningstillstånd för att få fota eller filma med drönare.Justitieminister Morgan Johansson säger detta om förslaget:Reglerna kring att överhuvudtaget ge sådana tillstånd är väldigt snäv.Så det här väckte stor uppmärksamhet när domen kom och redan då sa jag att det här måste vi ändra på.Huruvida det nya förslaget kommer gå igenom är för tillfället oklart.
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Over the weekend, Pokemon Go developer Niantic released the biggest update the game has seen to date.There were plenty of positive changes, like the UI getting a minor visual makeover, gym animations being improved and the ability to change the look of one s avatar, but all of that was overshadowed by a huge casualty: footprints for nearby Pokemon were removed altogether.DON T MISS: This Pokemon Go evolution calculator will help you get the most powerful PokemonPokemon Go players were understandably upset that one of the game s primary features had been eliminated.In fact, some have gone as far as to demand refunds for in-app purchases, arguing that this isn t the same game they paid to play.Following endless server stability issues and the sudden appearance of the three step glitch, the number of roadblocks the app has run into in its first few weeks are beginning to mount up.
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On a phone conference early this morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk—who is also a chairman on SolarCity s board and who is cousins with the SolarCity CEO, Lyndon Rive—said the deal would create a stronger balance sheet for both companies and allow the two businesses to build an integrated product that combines electric vehicle charging, solar power, energy storage, and installation and servicing of the whole system.Executives from both Tesla and SolarCity said those synergies would come from decreased marketing expenses and the ability to leverage Tesla s retail footprint by selling SolarCity panels in Tesla stores, as well as reducing the cost to service customers by consolidating service visits.Per the terms of the agreement, SolarCity now has 45 days to shop for a better offer before the two companies formally present their merger intentions to shareholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC .If the deal doesn t go through it will be a bit awkward, Musk admitted.it s very limited what we can do until we re one company, Musk said.On the call, Musk and Tesla CTO J.B. Straubel said that Tesla s manufacturing experience would be a boon to SolarCity shareholders accepting the deal.
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Now, nearly 20 years later, he is the founder and boss of Blippar, a mobile phone app business valued at $1.5bn £1.2bn .For example, focus on a limited edition can of Coca-Cola - a company which has a tie-up with Blippar - and it becomes an animated jukebox that enables you to play music.Image caption Ambarish Mitra right started his working life in a slumWith the continuing popularity of the Pokemon Go game bringing augmented reality firmly into the mainstream, Blippar's launch five years ago seems particularly prescient.Raised in a middle class family in a mining town called Dhanbad, in the east Indian state of Jharkhand, Ambarish decided to run away from home after he started to fail classes at school.Image caption Blippar wants its app to be able to recognise every single object
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MoreErm, a hidden Pokemon treasure hunt in a night club?!Sounds like the perfect Saturday night.There s a big decision people are having to make at the moment – go out and have a good time at a club or a party, like the Saturday nights of the past, or simply grab your phone and go out hunting for Pokemon again?But we ve discovered the perfect event for everyone facing that predicament.And it even involves Pokemon podium dancers just go with it… .Yep, The Grand in Clapham, London, really is hosting a Pokemon Go party tonight.
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Let s say you re new to web design, but you re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish.It can be a lot of info to take in, but this interactive tool can at least help get you started with the design.Designer Jeremy Thomas breaks down the basics of CSS in his Web Design in 4 minutes tool.It walks you through the process, explaining each element in simple, easy-to-understand terms, with examples.As you get through one element, you click Thomas description to read the next set of instructions.There are also links to posts that include even more detail.
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Instagram will give all of its users the ability to moderate the comments on their posts, according to a new report, with the feature being set to rollout gradually soon and more broadly in the next handful of months.This news follows Instagram s launch of comment moderation for businesses, something that allows them to block comments that contain words and phrases flagged as offensive.In this case, the planned moderation feature will be going live for high profile accounts first, aiding in the elimination of abuse and more.The information comes from the Washington Post, which says it received the following comment from Instagram Head of Public Policy Nicky Jackson Colaco:Our goal is to make Instagram a friendly, fun and, most importantly, safe place for self expression.We have slowly begun to offer accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience.
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Pokémon Go -pelin valtava suosio hämmentää Nintendoa seuraavia analyytikkoja.Esimerkiksi Bank of American Hiroyasu Eguchi laski Nintendon osakkeen suositusta huhtikuussa ja painoi lisäksi osakkeelle asetettua tavoitehintaa heinäkuun kuudentena, eli vain päivää ennen kuin hittipeli julkaistiin Yhdysvalloissa.Eguchi käänsi kelkkaansa tällä viikolla ja nosti osakkeen osta-luokkaan maanantaina ja nosti tavoitehintaa lähes kaksinkertaiseksi nykyiseen verrattuna.Sen paremmin ei mennyt Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securitiesin analyytikolla.Viikkoa ennen pelin julkaisua Mitsubishin analyytikko Hirotoshi Murakami laski Nintendon tavoitehintaa matalimmilleen sitten huhtikuun 2015.Kun osake lähti hirmunousuun, Murakami muutti hintaodotustaan 71 prosenttia korkeampaan hintaan kuin mihin Nintendo tiistaina sulkeutui.
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Automotive motion-sensor outfit Mobileye has announced that it's broken up with 'leccy car-maker Tesla.The Israeli company made the announcement during its earnings call yesterday, saying that it wants to concentrate on closer collaborations, rather than merely being a parts supplier.Chairman Amnon Shashua said the company is concerned about its reputation, with Tesla under the spotlight over autopilot crashes – including Joshua Brown's death when his Model S went under a truck in Florida.Earlier today, we noted that the National Transport Safety Board's investigation has found that the car was travelling nearly 10 mph over the speed limit at the time of the crash.Mobileye hasn't been involved in any of the autopilot development: its role has been to supply its EyeQ3 chip to Musk Motors.According to USA Today, Elon Musk brushed off the significance of the split between the companies.
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We are launching our new hair care line on 9/1, and have the page set up to simply provide some teaser info and blog articles as well as funneling people into our Maitre for the chance at a year's supply.Our current conversion rate is 11.1%, and I'm looking to improve that.
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If you happen to be in the market for 400 vintage boomboxes, then it s your lucky da.Craig Kenton, a New Zealander who s collected boomboxes for fifteen years is auctioning off his entire collection, and it s huge.According to Kenton, he s starting the bid at $20,000 but says he could easily just sell the top 20 units for that much, according to Stuff.Although he doesn t list all 400 units in the lot, he certainly has some prime kit.You have until August 1 to decide if your home is the right home.Time to consider taking out a second mortgage.
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Antioch native Anthony C. Ferrante has directed all four installments of the "Sharknado" series for Syfy.ANTIOCH -- Anthony Ferrante has dealt with thousands more sharks than Captain Quint ever did.Yet the Antioch native seems nearly giddy at the idea of surrounding himself with the deadly beasts.Once again, Ferrante is at the helm at the massive "Sharknado" TV movies with a straightforward but improbable premise -- sharks plus tornado equals chaos.This time, he's directed "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," featuring his lead actors Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as the madness lands them in Las Vegas.Previous settings were Southern California, New York and last year, it was set in Washington D.C. and Orlando.Like his previous offerings, the sci-fi/horror films are filled with wild special effects with a side -- make that a big side -- of purposely corny dialog and situations.Raymond Liu photo Antioch native Anthony Ferrante directs a scene with actor Cody Linely on the ladder for the fourth installation of the "Sharknado" movie, which airs on July 31.
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According to the agency, UAE is hot favorite destination for millionaires in the Middle East.$310 billion of this wealth is circulating in wealth management companies and out of which UAE had $90 billion share in 2015.High Net Worth Individuals or HNWIs normally spend their money on prime real estate, expensive collectibles, luxury watches, cars , dining and traveling.Buying behavior of this segment is going to hold the attention of marketeers.I am sure most of the millionaires are going to stay loyal to Brand Dubai and would choose Dubai as their favorite destination.However, other emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, have equally become competitive and attractive in the recent years.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is back, and this time he s in his glorious 16-bit form.During a San Diego Comic-Con panel, Sega announced Sonic Mania, a new 2D sonic game that looks like it could be exactly what fans have been waiting for.The game is being developed by Sega of America in collaboration with PagodaWest Games along with Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley.The inclusion of PagodaWest and Whitehead should ease any concerns fans may have.PagodaWest is an award-winning indie game developer that s most well known for the mobile game Major Magnet, while Whitehead remastered Sonic 1, Sonic 2, and Sonic CD for console and mobile.In a press release, Head of Sonic Team Takashi Iizuka stated Sonic Mania was born out of our fans love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games … this type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title.
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Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Gaming news round-up: New Pokemon, Xbox One S release date and Telltale's Batman IBTimes UKHere's your round-up of the biggest video game news stories on IBTimes UK from the past seven days, including Microsoft's Xbox One S getting an imminent release date, a new look at Telltale's episodic series starring Batman, and six new additions to Pokémon Sun and Moon.Below are the original stories and some intro text.For more detail, click the headlines.Microsoft has announced that the version of its Xbox One S slim-line console with a 2TB hard drive will be released on Tuesday 2 August.Cheaper incarnations of the freshly-designed Xbox One with 500GB and 1TB hard drives will be released at a later, yet-to-be confirmed, date.
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The following Narratives financiers, Silicon Valley companies Khosla Ventures and True Ventures, suddenly cut ties to the company. It's a very difficult market for hårdvarustartups right now. While Fitbit and Gopro has been difficult to show brilliant results. There is nothing we can influence, said Narratives CEO and founder Martin Källström Di Digital in connection with the reconstruction. He hoped then be able to secure new financing to get the business back on its feet. Now, just a couple of weeks later, a first visible light in the tunnel.
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This week s roundup includes apps for music, coloring, watching movies, and playing games.Canva freemium, iPhone and iPad lets users create pro-level graphics using easily tweaked templates and photo editing tools; the latest update brings the app to the iPhone, along with hundreds of new layouts designed for use on the phone.Dots & Co freemium, iPhone and iPad comes from the same developer who brought Dots and Two Dots to iOS gamers.The sequel lets players explore beautiful landscapes and embark on a visual journey through 155 dot-connecting levels.We re fond of the Google Photos free, iPhone and iPad app—particularly the assistant mode that automatically makes movies and albums out of your otherwise unorganized pile of pics.The newest update features improved support for burst photos, a new cropping tool, and faser app startup.
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An artist's impression of the Curiosity Rover using its laser spectrometerThe Curiosity Rover has been roaming the surface of Mars for more than 1,400 days under the watchful eye of the Nasa team.Now a software update has made it more autonomous and less reliant on these vigilant scientists.For the first time the rover is able to self-select the rocks it is going to study, before it fires its laser spectrometer at its target.A software update, designed and coded by Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, added the capacity to the spacecraft meaning it can work more independently of the scientists on Earth – 46 million miles away.The system works by analysing images from the rover's selfie-taking camera.
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Teknologiajätin älykellojen myyntiluvut yli puolittuivat toisella neljänneksellä.Toisella neljänneksellä Apple myi kellojaan 1,6 miljoonaa kappaletta.Vuosi sitten samaan aikaan vastaava määrä oli 3,6 miljoonaa kappaletta.Wall Streetillä pelätään, että romahdus vaikuttaa yhtiön koko kasvuun kuluvan vuoden aikana.Elinkaarensa alkutaipaleilla olevissa Applen tuotteissa tapahtuu hyvin harvoin vastaavia laskuja.Älykellomarkkinoilla Applen etumatka on edelleen selvä, mutta romahdus näkyy sielläkin.
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Well, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk just told us when that will change — at least when it comes to car ownership.Musk's "Master Plan, Part Deux," posted Wednesday on Tesla's website, was panned by some for not being bold enough.True, there's nothing too crazy about electric semis, autonomous vehicles and car sharing — a host of other car makers and tech companies are developing those same technologies as well.But ask Google or pretty much any other company about its plans for the future of self-driving cars, and you'll get a vague answer.Let's forget, for a moment, about the electric pickup though I am interested in what, exactly Musk means by "new kind of pickup truck" and the semi, and about SolarCity/Tesla's solar roof product I wonder when that goes global .A long time ago, I read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad — a popular book that explains the very basics of business and finance in simple terms — and one concept stuck with me.
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How it is sifted, mapped together, protected and analyzed in a process-oriented and scalable way can determine a company s success -- or lack thereof.And, given that 47 percent of chief information officers already say their biggest challenge is dealing with the volume of data on their hands, the message here is clear: Companies need to ensure that they're moving in the right direction by bringing in a specialist dedicated to "all things data.""Data strategy," in turn, involves oversight of storage solutions, data science analysis, encryption and security issues, plus integrations between data sets and warehouses.Apparently, companies are recognizing this fact: Gartner estimates that 90 percent of large businesses will employ CDOs by 2019, the implication being that companies which neglect their data needs may soon find themselves scrambling to catch up.The reasons companies need CDOsData, including customer data, lies at the heart of all digital companies.
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Law enforcement officers working for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Cal Fire arrested Eric Wamser PDF , a 57-year-old Placer County man, last Friday for flying his drone too close to a wildfire burning north of Sacramento, California.Wamser s arrest is the first of its kind in the state.The incident occurred on the evening of June 28, when the Trailhead Fire broke out.A drone was spotted above the fire, so authorities temporarily grounded firefighting aircraft for about 30 minutes.And at that point we had not been able to make access to the fire line on the ground, so the aircraft were critical.While the Trailhead Fire is now nearly fully contained, the Times notes that it ultimately burned 5,646 acres in steep, heavily forested canyons, forcing hundreds of residents of Placer and El Dorado counties to evacuate.
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SpaceX The time for SpaceX to finally test its reusable rocketIn June, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that we could see one of the retrieved Falcon 9 rockets be reused as early as September.And now, after months of deliberation, the company has plucked one of its famed Falcon 9 rockets from the pack and is preparing it for a momentous second trip into space.
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Windows 10 hasn't been performing as well as Microsoft hoped, it seemsMicrosoft had some lofty predictions for Windows 10, predicting in April 2015 that its latest operating system would hit one billion devices by 2018.The company has now been forced to backtrack on this forecast thanks to the less-than-stellar performance of its Windows Phone business, ZDNet reports.There are currently around 350 million devices running Windows 10, Microsoft's one-size-fits-all operating system that's equally aimed at PCs, laptops, tablets, games consoles and the various wearables and smart devices peppering Microsoft's ecosystem.Windows Phone was also intended to make up a fair chunk of the install base, but with the division's revenues in freefall and Windows 10 so far having done little to stem its decline, Microsoft is now waking up to the fact that Windows Phone cannot be relied upon to significantly boost the OS's adoption.Microsoft has made headlines for its unrelenting marketing of Windows 10 since its release in July 2015.
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This week, the US patent office issued 6,528 patents.Amazon to build birdhouses for DronesWith newer applications developed each day, drones are set to go a long a way and in some cases, quite literally.But every long journey is not without obstacles and can be quite tiring even for drones.These birdhouses called docking stations in the patent are designed to act as a temporary resting place that can be used to recharge the drone or simply provide shelter during bad weather.Additionally, the docking stations may include a facility where the drone may leave its package to be carried by another drone.
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According to a NUC consumer roadmap leaked by Fanless Tech, Intel has some exciting new hardware planned for release over the next couple of years.This is especially good news for fans of tiny computers capable of packing a big punch.Intel s new 7th-gen Core chips will replace the Skylake processor line, and will launch this year.Cheaper, lower power versions of the Celeron and Pentium chips are also on schedule to launch this year, and will replace Intel s Braswell chips, according to Liliputing.Intel is not as widely known for its computers as it is for its processors, but the ones it does produce are small, fast, and versatile.The NUC systems are no exception.
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Next in our multi-part Pokemon GO tips series is a set of Pokemon GO tips and tricks for a hot summer weekend such as the one we're about to have.As such, we're aiming to let you in on ways to play it fast, and play it well.If you just want to have fun, there's nothing wrong you can do... unless you don't want to run out of Pokeballs.Keep Pokeballs stocked up, and tap to keepAssuming a user does't want to pay actual cash for Pokeballs at any point in the near future, keep spinning those PokeStop circles.Each PokeStop has a 5-minute refresh, which means a user don't need to walk from PokeStop to PokeStop all day long if they don't want to.
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Robot, the hacktivist collective fsociety made good on its threat to bring down the evil E Corp. With a few strokes of the keyboard, a USB stick and a little social engineering, the anarchists infected the corporate giant s banking division with ransomware, locking up thousands of files and closing it for business.As the character Darlene prepared her malicious code, real hackers watching no doubt chuckled at the familiar words on her screen: Hack the Gibson…and remember…hugs are worth more than handshakes.It s a comment in the source code of the real-world toolkit known as Social Engineering Tool.The line is already an inside joke, paying homage to both the movie Hackers and to social engineer Jayson E. Street, known for accosting people at hacker conferences and beyond and giving them awkward hugs .Creator Sam Esmail and staff writer and technology producer Kor Adana are committed to this level of authenticity, and 99.9-percent of the time they get it right.But it wasn t always perfect in Season 1, and Adana remembers every little mistake.
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The Segway has become quite the thing in Barcelona, where tour guides hire the big scooters out to give sightseers an easier way to travel around the waterfront area of Ciutat Vella.But that's about to come to an end, as locals have won a battle to have them outlawed for the rest of the summer.Any Segways or bicycle taxis caught winding along between the Hotel Vela and the Olympic Port part of the modernised waterfront will be handed an instant €90 fine, with a €1,000 maximum charge lined up for repeat offenders.The city apparently has 136 Segways working the area, with this new restriction being only a temporary, local-pleasing initiative to tackle the short-term mobility menace this summer; city lawmakers are working on more permanent legislation to solve the pavement battles between powered and unpowered daytrippers.Mercedes Vidal, Barcelona's mobility councillor, said: "...we re dealing with the fact that it s an incredibly dense city, with an added high touristic pressure," adding that they looked at traffic calming measure across Europe, but found there were no comparable situations to the shoreside battle within the city.Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
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This parabolic mirror isn t quite as strong as the enormous mirrors on the world s largest telescope but it can still be used for heating, cooking, and casually turning wood black and smokey.Plus, this version is made using the space blankets found at many shops and not fancy glass from a Japanese company.
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