Jonathan Godbey

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Prefer Viber over WhatsApp?The new app has been built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, and can be used across all your Windows 10 devices; the app is designed with responsive resizing, adjusting as necessary to fit different device displays.The service announced end-to-end encryption not too long after WhatsApp, and also offers things like Public Chats, stickers, group messaging with up to 200 users , the ability to scrub messages from both sides of the conversation, and more.The Windows 10 app, as shown in the video above, is fairly versatile, and users can adjust it as necessary to use alongside their web surfing or other computing activities.The interface looks fairly clean and simply organized, with contacts/chat logs being positioned on the left, insertable content and such on the right, and the conversation in the middle.The video teases some welcomed features, include the ability to drag-and-drop files from the desktop directly into the chat.
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UK developer Lionhead Studios may be dead, having closed its doors earlier this year, taking the Fable franchise with it, but the series has just re-emerged, albeit in a different form: a virtual card game.Titled Fable Fortune, the game was being developed in secret by Lionhead at the same time as the now-cancelled Fable Legends.They even managed to get permission from Microsoft and were granted the necessary license is continue making Fortune with creative freedom.The Kickstarter includes some pretty impressive gameplay footage, and the developers say they're several months away from a closed beta, but they're still looking to raise £250,000 $360,000 for a PC release.An Xbox One version is listed as a £700,000 just over $1M stretch goal, with iOS and Android versions to possibly follow.If Fable Fortune is able to meet its funding goals, backers will be invited to the closed beta in August, while a final release of the game is expected in early 2017.
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Kaivosmiehet seurasivat rautatietunnelin porausta Gotthardin tunnelityömaalla toukokuussa.Gotthardin rautatietunneli on saksalais-sveitsiläisen insinööritaidon mestarinäyte.Rahaa kului 10,9 miljardia euroa, jonka Sveitsi maksoi kokonaan itse.Suomen tämän hetken pisin maantietunneli on Turku - Helsinki -moottoritiellä vt1 sijaitseva Karnaistentunneli, jonka pituus on 2 251 metriä.Kuva: Yle UutisgrafiikkaEduskuntatalon kokoisia kasoja tästä kivimäärästä saisi peräti 130.Toisin kuin monet muut vuoristotunnelit, Gotthard on lähes suora.
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Nästa stora stjärna blir kanske den 16-åriga australiensaren Ben Pasternak.Investerarna tror på hans nya idé, men om den ger ekonomisk succé återstår att se – om inte kommer han säkert på andra.Bland de entreprenörer som tagit sig in på 33-listan, Ny Tekniks lista över de 33 hetaste unga teknikbolagen, så hittar man många entreprenörer som passerat 30-strecket.Innan det hade hon hunnit med universitetsstudier på Cambridge, och skaffat sig en akademisk grund att stå på.Förra året släppte investmentbanken GP Bullhound en rapport som visade att av Europas unicorns, det vill säga de nya bolag som värderas till över 1 miljard dollar, var 3 av 5 av grundarna mellan 30 och 40 år när bolagen startade.KrönikorKalle Anrell är redaktör för Ny Teknik Automaton och Teknikhistoria.
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Swedish developer Starbreeze might be putting a large portion of its eggs in the VR basket, but the company is still making an effort to develop more traditional games.But this is now a thing of the past: Starbreeze has acquired full rights to the series from publisher 505 Games, and in addition to the announcement of a third game, Payday 2 will no longer feature microtransactions.No release date was given, and we wouldn t expect any more news on the project for at least another year, as Starbreeze and subsidiary developer Overkill are committed to supporting Payday 2 until the end of 2017.This doesn t affect haggling on the Steam marketplace, however, as producer Almir Listo emphasizes that this is completely controlled by the players.Your prices, supply, and demand will still continue to shape the Payday 2 marketplace, Listo says.This change comes several months after public outrage following the implementation of the microtransactions — several years after the game was released- but it s better late than never.
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Soon, business owners will be able to tap into new tools on Instagram, as long as their business has a Facebook Page.On Tuesday, Instagram introduced a set of new features to allow business owners to better engage with customers using Instagram.And, after hundreds of interviews with businesses, three key needs became clear—stand out, get insights and find new customers, reads the Instagram for Business blog post announcing the new features.In doing that, it gives us the payment credentials, as well as if they want to pre-populate some of the information like their street address, the phone number, and the website, Instagram s Global Head of Business and Development James Quarles told TechCrunch.Instagram says that this new feature will make it easier for business owners to reply to their customers concerns because right now a lot of valid feedback gets lots in the comments section.As with Facebook posts, business owners will be able to promote a photo after it has been posted and turn it into an ad.
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After experiencing display images on the phone ahead of a week ago, Sony has finally announced the Xperia E5, through its website. The specifications consist of a 5-inch 720p, 1,5GB RAM, MediaTek MTK6735 chip, 16GB of storage, memory card slot, and support for dual SIM cards. The battery is located on the 2700mAh and can get the drive to keep going for up to two days, according to Sony. On the back is a 13MP camera, while the front camera, 5MP reach. Specification blade rounded off FM radio, NFC, LTE and group 4. Sony indicates no Swedish price on their website but it recommended European price is 199 euros in 1850 crowns.
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Unpatchable vulnerabilities have been disclosed in an industrial control system, of the kind used in power plants, that remote attackers can exploit to gain control of networks.Exploitation code has been released prompting the US Computer Emergency Response Team to release the warning.It's a high-severity vuln that lets attackers change the system configuration."ESC has stated the ESC 8832 Data Controller has no available code space to make any additional security patches so a firmware update is not possible," the US Computer Emergency Response Team says in a notice."An attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit these vulnerabilities."Admins are advised to block port 80, stop using the web interface for device management, and use alternatives.
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Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters Google's new post Allo-application should be avoided so far, Edward Snowden urges. Google introduced the I / O events Allo-messaging application that works in conjunction with the company's new artificial intelligence. - Google's decision to be connected end to end encryption turned off by default in a new Allo-message application is dangerous and makes it unsafe. Allon one developer commented blog post, but later withdrew from the key songs. responsible for Google's developer product safety Thai Duong, he wanted to encryption to be enabled by default. In addition, he hinted that the future Allolle could tell at a touch of a button, the communications should always be encrypted.
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Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems.No matter how much sleep you get, waking up is almost always a chore.His latest creation, the Barisieur, is an ingenious hybrid of an alarm clock and a coffee brewer — a contraption that finally enables you to get your daily dose of liquid crack without ever leaving your sheets.Between all the electric skateboards, gyroscopically stabilized unicycles, and motorized skates; staying on top of all the new rideable gizmos that get announced each month is damn near impossible.If you answered yes to both questions, then RinseKit might be just the device you ve been looking for.The company s eponymous new headphones are designed to calculate the perfect sound profile for you based on the unique shape of your inner ear — no equalizer required.
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There are plenty of car buying apps that will help you do just that, but Wyper is taking a completely different approach.This new app borrows the most popular feature of the Tinder app to make finding the right car so much easier.It will present a bunch of new and used cars, each on its own page, that might interest you.You can even get a little more specific with the app by swiping down to eliminate or show more convertibles or manual transmissions.Wyper also gathers swiping data from all users to rate each car with a social value to identify popular features and colors.Wyper is meant to find cars locally, but sometimes the perfect car might not be so close.
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The primary one for ecommerce stores is that it would be difficult, if not impossible, to maintain the HTML, beyond a few dozen pages, for a complete site.In fact, since the early days of the Internet, people have used programs to help generate code for websites.A visitor navigates to a page in her browser.All of this happens in less than a second, ideally.require 'sinatra'require 'active record' Setup the databaseActiveRecord::Base.establish connection YAML::load File.read "database.yml" ActiveRecord::Schema.define docreate table :products do table table.column :name, :stringtable.column :price, :decimaltable.column :description, :textend unless table exists?That is an increasingly viable option for companies that want to use a specific platform but still need to customize, say, 10 percent of it.
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ProsSolid metal designHigh-quality Razer-made switchesVersatile lighting and softwareConsQuite thin on featuresExpensive
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The cloud-managed infrastructure business now sells a desk phoneThe MC74, introduced May 24, 2016, is the first phone from the Meraki division of Cisco Systems.Its first phone, the MC74, can be managed on the same dashboard Meraki provides for its switches, Wi-Fi access points, security devices, and other infrastructure.The wireless gear remains, but Cisco took the cloud management concept and ran with it.Other than volume and mute buttons and the corded handset, all the controls pop up on that screen.For example, if two employees were in a text chat on Cisco s Spark messaging app and decided to switch to voice, a user with a Meraki phone might be able to make that shift with one click, Estrada said.The MC74 has a list price of US$599.
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UC is intended eventually to bring a wide range of benefits into a single system, but its delayed rollout has hampered the DWP s efforts to manage unacceptably high rates of fraud and error, auditors said last year.Complex casesGov.uk screenshotThe new figures are the first to indicate overpayment and underpayment figures for the new system, but the DWP said no direct comparisons could be made with JSA as the new benefit is being gradually expanded to include a wider range of claim types.Since UC is still in trials, expenditure was much lower on the benefit, totalling only £477 million for 2015/16, compared with JSA s £2.4 billion in 2015/16, and as a result the monetary value of overpayments was also lower, at £35 million, compared with £120 million for JSA, the findings reported.GOV.UK Logo BIGThe rate of official error underpayments was 2.3 percent, significantly higher than JSA s 0.7 percent, the DWP said, while the claimant error rate was 0.4 percent, compared with 0.1 percent on JSA.The National Audit Office NAO said last year that levels of fraud and error in benefit provision were unacceptably high and pointed to the need for better management of data.The delayed rollout of UC, which is currently undergoing trials in eight UK job centres and relies on an IT system that is still in development, was seen as hindering the DWP s efforts to improve its record on fraud and error.
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The simple block letters adorning the stage at this year s WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon perfectly captured the event s singular, tech-focused theme: Explore the future.Over two days, a parade of innovative thinkers and collaborators took to the stage at Revolution Hall – a former high school turned venue – to share their visions of where we re headed.Topics ranged from Bluetooth beacons and paleontologist content creation, to tech s role in modern activism.Bestselling author, distinguished scholar, and Digital Trends contributor Douglas Rushkoff capped it all off with a special closing keynote.We ll devote an entire future article to Rushkoff s mind-blowing thesis on the digital economy, but there were plenty of other highlights, too.Here are a few of the most intriguing, thought-provoking, and compelling talks we watched.
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Google announced some statistics for I / O, including that over 600 different Android phones were launched in the past year. Google wrote at the same time that Android is the world's most popular operating system. During the same period the installed user applications totaling 65 billion times. 600 different Android smartphones Launched this past year alone. io16 - Google @google May 18, 2016 200 million active users and 24 billion beautiful selfies. io16 @sundarpichai - Google Photos @googlephotos May 18, 2016
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Movie streaming, cloud storage and software downloads are now hugely popular due to their relatively cheap monthly price.Services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Microsoft's office 365 each cost less than £10 per month.However, start adding each of these popular subscriptions to your monthly direct debits and it can start to seriously eat into your outgoings.Online subscription pricesThere's also another reason you should check your bill as many of us sign up to free trials and forget to cancel them once the no cost deal ends.Netflix • £8.99Amazon Prime • £6.50 £79 per year Office 365 • £7Adobe Photoshop • £8.57Xbox Gold • £3.33Apple Music/Spotify • £10Readily digital magazines • £7.99Apple 200GB iCloud storage • £2.49TOTAL • £54.87 per month or £658.44Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneMany of the services listed above can be cancelled at any time as they don't require users to sign up for a long period.
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You pay $30, $40, $50 or even more for them and meanwhile, these devices typically cost just a few dollars to build.There are some companies out there that squeeze margins a bit more than others though, and the JETech M0884 Bluetooth Wireless Mouse with 12-month battery life is a perfect example of a high-quality mouse that won t cost you an arm and a leg.For $15 you get a compact Bluetooth mouse with a 4.3-star rating that will last for a full year on a single AA battery.The key details:Compatible with PC, Mac, and Android OS Tablet.Note: NOT compatible with Apple iPhone or iPad.1 AA battery NOT included with 12-month extremely long battery lifeHigh-definition optical sensor, side-to-side scrollingJETech M0884 Bluetooth Wireless Mouse with 12-month battery life: $14.99 with free Prime shippingFollow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
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The stolen funds were transferred primarily to banks in Honk KongCyberattacks targeting international banks have seen an alarming rise in recent times, the most notable of which is the Bangladesh Bank hack which saw cybercriminals making off with $81m.As with the Bangladesh Bank heist, the hackers who targeted the Ecuadorian bank Banco del Austro in January 2015, were also able to gain access to the bank's codes for using Swift – the global bank messaging service - after which they transferred the funds to a different bank in another location, the Wall Street Journal reported.We have been in touch with the bank concerned to get more information and are reminding customers of their obligations to share such information with us," she said.Banco del Austro has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in New York's federal court for failing to identify "red flags" in several transactions in January 2015 and to stop the cybercriminals from transferring around $12m to banks across the globe.It is not known what happened to the money after it was sent to banks in Hong Kong.Swift has since asked banks to be more vigilant against cybercriminals.
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OPEN: Apple is about to open a new flagship storeApple fans who fancy upgrading their old gadgets are set for a whole new shopping experience.The US tech firm is set to open its latest flagship store this weekend in San Francisco and it will pave the way for changes across the globe.Although this new store is on the other side of the world, Apple says many of its new features will begin rolling out to Apple Stores worldwide.The new store includes a fresh look with giant 42-foot tall sliding glass doors allowing customers to enter the store.OPEN: 42-foot tall sliding glass doors welcome customers inside FLAGSHIP: The store will open its doors this weekend ON TV: Apple has installed a 440-inch 6K TV Apple App Store INSIDE OUT: The Genius Grove offers a comfortable canopy of local treesSpeaking about the new store Angela Ahrendts, Apple s senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores, said: Fifteen years ago today Apple opened its first two stores and we re thrilled to mark the occasion with the opening of Apple Union Square in San Francisco, We are not just evolving our store design, but its purpose and greater role in the community as we educate and entertain visitors and serve our network of local entrepreneurs."And British design genius Jonathan Ive, added: "We have a deep commitment to the cities we work in, and are aware of the importance that architecture plays in the community,"It all starts with the storefront — taking transparency to a whole new level — where the building blends the inside and the outside, breaking down barriers and making it more egalitarian and accessible.
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Apple Stores around the world are currently being revamped to reflect a new design headed up by Jony Ive, Apple's design chief, and Angela Ahrendts, Apple's head of retail.The redesign means that the Apple Store in your mall might soon look far different than it did before.The new design has already made its debut at stores in Brussels, Belgium, Memphis, Tennessee, and Guilderland, New York.And soon, the new design will make its biggest splash when the new San Francisco flagship store opens this weekend.Here's how the design has changed and what the new stores look like:  View As: One PageSlides
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I dunno, looks like a game to me...Liyla and the Shadows of War is currently listed on Google Play as an Adventure game, and it includes "challenging decision, events and puzzles awaiting for you sic " according to its online press kit.The rejection didn't go into detail about where Apple draws the line between "Games" and "News," but Apple's App Store Review guidelines have laid out the company's thinking since 2010: "We view Apps different than books or songs, which we do not curate.Naomi Clark points out on Twitter that Israeli Heroes, an Angry Birds clone about sending missiles at foreign-looking cartoon bombers, is currently listed in the iOS App Store under Games.Yet a number of Civil War-themed games were removed from the App Store last year because of imagery related to the Confederate flag Apple later sought to reinstate some of those games and Apps that were using the flag for "educational or historical uses."Retailers and platform holders have the right to arrange their storefronts any way they see fit, of course, and game makers can always take their content to more open platforms.
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The iPhone epitomizes this, but a strong argument can be made that Apple has also led a software revolution equally as transformative but without nearly the bang in terms of press coverage.Consider someone with low vision.We see accessibility as a basic human right, said Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Manager for Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives at Apple.Although people with disabilities represent a small subset of Apple s total user base, it isn t an insignificant group.What makes Overcast so great for accessibility is it has great VoiceOver support, Dynamic Type, and gigantic buttons on the Now Playing screen.Given Apple s stature as the biggest company in the world, sitting on a war chest of unfathomable size, that they do this work in spite of the bloody ROI is truly admirable.
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Android has been leading the way in smartwatches ever since the market was born back in 2013.Google has since taken the route of open collaboration – partnering with other tech manufacturers and even watch makers to come up with a range of designs.With each of the speakers wearing a smartwatch, it was only right that Google address wearables during the I/O keynote.As part of the update, two new features stand out that will make both those already with or without a smartwatch sit up and take notice.The actual interface is being broadened too, with handwriting tool for replying to messages, and a keyboard to enable users to reply on their watch face has also introduced.The Apple Watch s arrival has caused some disruption and more attention to fall upon the wearables market, so Google has opted to go for increasing functionality and untethering the device from the phone as a way to hit back.
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the U.s. financial sector data bank on GOBankingRates has done calculations about how much people need to earn a year to live comfortably in the country's major cities.the Calculations were made on the assumption that the disposable income 50% goes to necessities such as housing costs, food and travel.30% is consumed the rest of life and 20 per cent is wise to save.silicon valley area resident to be good tienistit.GOBankingRatesin according to the calculations of the USA's most expensive residence is in San Francisco.the Salary should stay the hand 104 000 per year, in order to be able to live in reasonable comfort.
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Samsung is gearing up to launch a new smartphone that uses parts from its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled last year after a series of battery fires.Called the "Note Fan Edition", the company says the new mobile will utilise parts from the 2.5 million recalled Note 7 handsets to minimise the environmental impact of the faulty units.While the handset will share much of its design with the old phone, the South Korean tech giant says it gets a new battery that has been "enhanced with multiple safety designs and a rigorous eight-point battery safety test".This is expected "to calm the fans that the Fan Edition is aimed at", says Alphr, referring to the fault in the design of the original Note 7's battery that resulted in multiple device fires and the recall of every unit sold.The Fan Edition is expected to recover some of the £2.5bn lost as a result of the fiasco, adds the website.It is also believed to be a response to environmentalists who called for Samsung to handle its defective Note 7s using methods that would "reduce the amount of so-called e-waste", reports the BBC.
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Elinkeinoministeri Mika Lintilän kesk mukaan ministeriö tukee hanketta Teslan tehdashankkeen saamiseksi Suomeen."Toteutessaan se olisi miljardiluokan hanke, erittäin iso hanke", Lintilä sanoi tiedotustilaisuudessaan tiistaina.Lintilän mukaan Finpro on selvittänyt hanketta yhdeksän kaupungin osalta."Lopullisen valinnan tekee tietenkin Tesla.Vaasassa meillä on vahva ja toimiva energiaklusteri ja kokonaisharkinnan pohjalta se on meidän tarjouksemme tehtaan sijoituspaikaksi Suomessa", kertoo elinkeinoministeri Mika Lintilä.Pelaamme yhdessä samaan maaliin, jotta Teslan tehdashanke saadaan Suomeen.
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