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Hong Kong-based proptech company Carnot Innovations has secured US$800,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focused fund 500 Durians, MTZ holdings, and Entrepreneur First.The new investment follows a HK$450,000 (US$57,500) pre-seed raise earlier this year from Entrepreneur First, which helped the startup launch its business and set up a headquarters in Hong Kong.Carnot provides an AI-powered analytics software for commercial buildings.It uses machine learning algorithms to predict failures in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.It plans to use the new funds to expand its solution across Asia Pacific while building a strong in-house team, the startup said in a statement.Carnot said it is now expanding “rapidly” to Singapore and Thailand as it receives support from government-backed Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.
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LulzBot’s distinctive 3D printers will keep being made after the owner of the brand, Aleph Objects, avoided going under thanks to an acquisition by FAME 3D.FAME 3D (Fargo Additive Manufacturing Equipment 3D) is apparently a limited-liability corporation set up by a venture capitalist in order to buy up the assets of Aleph Objects, according to local media outlet Loveland Reporter-Herald (Aleph is based in Loveland, Colorado in the US).Aleph Objects recently laid off the majority of its staff in what was described as a streamlining operation – only 22 employees remained out of 113, in fact, following this move which happened a month ago.All this was due to cash-flow problems, tied up with delays in product launches and expected payments that didn’t come through, according to the report.Grant Flaharty, chief executive of Aleph Objects, said that some of those staff members who were let go will be rehired; although it isn’t yet clear how many.Flaharty, who is now CEO of FAME 3D, commented: “LulzBot is one of the core leaders in the Desktop 3D Printing Industry.
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When it comes to increasing diversity, progress is slow."We wanted to be able to show our work and progress in both [diversity and inclusion], knowing that we are not where we want to be and we will worker harder to continue to be even better," said Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Microsoft's chief diversity officer.Plus, the percentage of women in technical roles is low, and the percentage of underrepresented groups is even lower.The tech industry has come under increased scrutiny for its lack of diversity from advocates and in the public eye.When companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple started publishing diversity reports around 2014, those reports put data behind what many assumed to be true: The tech industry is mostly white guys.In the years since, progress has inched forward, sometimes by single percentage points from year to year.
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Google is collecting detailed health data on millions of Americans through a partnership with Ascension, the nation's second-largest health care system, according to a report Monday by The Wall Street Journal.The initiative, called Project Nightingale, collects information from people across 21 states, including data on lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, and also includes patient names and birthdates.The purpose of the project is reportedly to design health software that could home in on a patient's medical history.Earlier this month, the search giant announced it's buying fitness tracker maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion, signaling a deeper investment in health services.Google, though, has received blowback for its treatment of medical information in the past.Two years ago, Google, the University of Chicago and an affiliated medical center struck a partnership that allowed the search giant to use patient data and health records in an attempt to improve predictive analysis.
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It's like thunder, lightning, the way you code me is frighteningMachine learning algorithms can predict when and where lightning will strike, according to new research published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.That might sound impressive at first, but the study is still pretty crude considering its limits.The forecast can only guess that a thunderbolt will flash somewhere within a 30 kilometer radius (~18 miles) and at some point within 30 minutes of it touching down.“Current systems are slow and very complex, and they require expensive external data acquired by radar or satellite,” said Amirhossein Mostajabi, co-author of the paper and a PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne.That means we can cover remote regions that are out of radar and satellite range and where communication networks are unavailable.”
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Advertising awards program D has announced the winners of its fourth annual Impact Awards, honoring marketing campaigns that drive positive change in the categories of Community and Civic Engagement, Equality and Diversity, Educational and Financial Empowerment, Health and Wellness, Humanitarian Aid, and Environment and Sustainability.In addition to D’s usual Wood Pencil (bronze) and Graphite Pencil (silver), the Impact Award juries give White Pencils as the gold equivalent for cause-marketing campaigns.Black Pencils, D’s highest honors, can also be given out to work that juries determine to be innovative at a level that sets a new bar for the industry.This year, two Impact Black Pencils were awarded, both coincidentally showcasing 3D printing’s potential as an increasingly accessible tool that can be used to help or hurt others.The campaign “Harmless Guns” by agency TBWA\Paris for 3D printing company Dagoma, entered in the category of Community and Civic Engagement, won a Black Pencil for its efforts to both spotlight and address the issue of downloadable firearm designs.The French company disrupted the illegal dissemination of 3D-printed gun designs by distorting and corrupting 3D-printing weapons schematics found online and then reuploading them to the sites where people might be searching for them.
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Huawei has just updated the deployment schedule of EMUI 10 based on Android 10.Not surprisingly, the Chinese manufacturer will deploy the update on the P30, P30 Pro and the range of Mate 20 in the course of November 2019.The update will also land on the latest smartphones of the subsidiary Honor, the Honor 20 and 20 Pro.Despite measures taken by the Trump government, Huawei continues rolling out the Android 10 update on smartphones in its catalog.This month, the final version of EMUI 10 will arrive to the latest high-end phones of the brand, Huawei announces on Weibo, the Chinese social network.EMUI 10 for the Huawei P30 in the few coming days
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The majestic Mount Yotei looms over the horizon, its summit overlooking the clouds.But what many don’t know is that one of those properties, a spacious five-bedroom chalet, was purchased under the balance sheet of Honestbee, a prominent Singaporean ecommerce startup that burned through nearly US$100 million in 2018 alone and has laid off most of its staff.The company had been led by CEO Joel Sng until he was asked to leave earlier this year.Lay Ann Ong, who took over as Honestbee’s chief executive in July, declined to comment on specific transactions under his predecessor’s tenure, but said in an email statement that “investigations are underway.”“Where there are opportunities to clawback any sums which the company is due, we will not hesitate to take the necessary steps for the benefit of all of Honestbee’s creditors,” he added.It launched a “World’s Coolest Job” contest in which two interns won a stay at the house and would perform various tasks at the ski resort, such as delivering groceries.
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Their paper, published Tuesday in the journal Bioscience, lays out the science behind this emergency and solutions for how we can deal with it.In the U.S., members of Congress have pushed the federal government to do the same, but y’know, we got Donald Trump.Ain’t shit happening with this fool in office.Anyway, this proclamation from scientists is significant because they’re not doing it out of a political agenda or as an emotional outcry.Greenhouse gas emissions continue to enter the atmosphere, and if we don’t stop quickly, we’re doomed.The scientists offer different indicators beyond global temperature that world leaders should monitor, such as population growth, meat consumption, energy consumption, and annual economic losses to extreme weather events.
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Beyond the obvious reasons, you know.Bad directing, bad writing, a lack of clear ideas, those are all problems that can torpedo any movie, and that the Terminator franchise post the first two films have had in spades.But according to Tim Miller, the director of Terminator: Dark Fate, there was one core element missing.During a recent appearance on Cinema Blend’s ReelBlend podcast, he went into detail on what, precisely, that element is.In two words: Linda Hamilton.“I knew the answer to that: it didn’t have Linda Hamilton in it,” Miller said.
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Apple surprised its fans in September when it announced that anyone who bought an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or MacBook from September 10 onward (for a limited time) would get a free year of Apple TV+.But Apple says the offer is only good for the next three months.The company has also been a little bit cagey about how to activate this free thing.Apple TV+ launches today, so we’re here to clear things up.Long story short, to claim your year-long Apple TV+ subscription, all you have to do is sign in to Apple TV+.That means you’ll first have to download the app on a device running iOS, iPadOS, macOS, or tvOS.
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China Tech Talk is an almost weekly discussion of the most important issues in China’s tech.From IPOs to fake data, from the role of WeChat to Apple’s waning influence, hosts John Artman and Matthew Brennan interview experts and discuss the trends shaping China’s tech industry.Make sure you don’t miss anything.Check out our lineup of China tech podcasts.China’s social credit system (SCS) gets a lot of attention outside of China yet it’s still very misunderstood.Many scholars and China watchers have shed light on the topic, but none have done it so concisely and accessibly as Kendra Schaefer and her team at Trivium China.
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On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Dan Gaul break down the biggest-trending stories in tech, including the battle between HBO Max and Apple TV+, Samsung’s flip phone design, the solar-powered Lightyear One car, Hyundai’s fuel cell-powered semi, and more.We then go to DT Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Kaplan in our New York studios, who speaks with Jeremy Kahn, president and chief executive officer of the Internet of Things Consortium, to talk about how to manage billions of devices, and how to address the standards and applications needed for the IoT.Ram and Belinda Vennam, advisory software engineers at IBM, then discuss an open, hybrid cloud, and how they’re using drones to illustrate how open source architecture can provide a better cloud.Luke Larsen, DT computing editor, joins Nibler to break down Samsung’s new line of laptops, including the Galaxy Book Flex and its beautiful QLED display in an ultraportable PC that won’t break the bank.Paul Mumma, chief executive officer at Cerego, then talks about its A.I.platform that helps users learn faster and remember longer.
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Spotify is looking to bring in a new generation of subscribers with its new app, Spotify Kids.Currently in beta in Ireland, the new app will have content intended for children with the parents in full control.Spotify Kids will be available for those with a Premium Family subscription, which costs $14.99 a month, when the app rolls out in their respective markets, according to a release from the company Wednesday.Parents will have full control over the music in the app by setting up an account for their child and deciding what content will be available for them.Editors at Spotify curate music and audio stories to make sure everything is child-friendly.Spotify Kids also has its own UI that changes depending on the age of the child.
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It's official: as of last night, we're heading into yet another general election.It's only been two and a half years since the last one, where Theresa May gambled her majority and lost but somehow managed to stay in Downing Street.Now it's Boris' turn to try and win back seats in parliament, because that's probably the only way he's ever going to manage to get his Brexit deal through the door.That gives you just shy of four weeks to sort yourself out.Despite some talk that some parties were lobbying for 16 year olds and EU citizens to vote, that doesn't seem to be the case.You also need to be a resident at a UK address, or if you're a British citizen living abroad you have to have been registered to vote in the UK for 15 years.
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The live-streaming wars aren’t really about streaming at all: they’re about the future of live television.The combatants — Twitch, Mixer, and Caffeine, at the moment, although Facebook and YouTube shouldn’t be counted out just yet — have their own visions for what that looks like, and what it should mean for consumers.To that end, Twitch, Mixer, and Caffeine have begun to compete in earnest over exclusive deals for big names in streaming.What’s interesting about those deals is that they seem to overlook the internet video elephant in the room: YouTube.Most of the biggest live-streamers on the internet also post videos of their streams to the site, which nets them extra money without making them do more work.That means YouTube is the real winner of this competition for streamers.
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Divvit blev för ett år sedan Sveriges nästa techexport när det köptes upp av brittiska VE Global.Divvit hämtar data både från kundens egen e-handelssajt och en rad andra sajter, till exempel Adwords och Facebook.Enligt bolagets senaste årsredovisning förväntades intäkterna bli ungefär lika blygsamma i år, medan prognosen var att de skulle ta fart under 2020.Men det är för tidigt för mig att ha någon uppfattning om vad som förorsakat det hela”, säger Ola Sellert, konkursförvaltare i målet och advokat på byrån Trägårdh.Divvit fick en ny storägare så sent som för ett år sedan, när det brittiska konsultbolaget V Global förvärvade 78 procent av aktierna i bolaget för en hemlig summa.Enligt handlingar hos Bolagsverket har VE Global lånat ut drygt 8 Mkr till Divvit, till en ränta om 1,5 procent, från mitten av 2018 fram till konkursen.
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I sat down and looked at it, and then came the buzz, " says the biologist Raul, Vicente.Raul, Vicente, was on the island of Landsort), Stockholm archipelago's southernmost outpost for the study of migratory birds and also indulge in some spindelletande when he stumbled across the discovery.Mainly to hunting, he seldom found the spider, a kustkullspindel and indiansträckspindel, who likes to stay in the vassbälten. < a håvtag he caught a small animal, which had never been seen before, in Sweden, in which he wrote about in the SLU Swedish Species information centre, namely: the säckspindeln Clubiona juvenis.However, when I actually sat down with a microscope and looked at it, and that was the time the pulse went up, " says Raul Vicente.One of the members of the net, was a female.
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The new Land Rover Defender only just made its debut in Frankfurt, but already, the word 'round the schoolyard is that Jaguar Land Rover is planning on releasing an SVR version to stick it to Mercedes-AMG and its hotted-up G-Wagens, according to a report Thursday by AutoExpress.This new Defender SVR wouldn't feature the traditional supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that we've seen in basically every SVR product for the last geological age, but instead would be blessed with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo unit from JLR's technical partner, BMW.We're big fans of the old supercharged V8.Still, that engine is, A, probably getting toward the end of when it can be justified from a fuel economy and emissions standpoint and, B, made in a factory by Ford that's supposed to be shut down in the next year anyway.The switch to BMW is no bad thing.It seems likely that the new Defender SVR would be based on the longer-wheelbase 110 model Defender, which we've seen and loved both the look and spec of, but not driven.
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Greetings, and welcome to Replay, WIRED's one-stop shop for the week's biggest videogame news.Even Congress Is Unhappy With Blizzard After Blitzchung's PunishmentShort recap: After he discussed the political protests happening in Hong Kong on a Blizzard-sponsored stream, Hearthstone player Blitzchung, aka Chung Ng Wai, was seriously punished by Activision Blizzard, which banned him from competing for several months and, initially, forced him to return his prize money.And now members of Congress are stepping in to voice their concerns.In a letter drafted to the company, several members of Congress—including Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Gallagher, and Tom Malinowski—expressed "deep concern" over the decision to punish Blitzchung for speaking out."Your company claims to stand by 'one's right to express individual thoughts and opinions,'" they wrote, "yet many of your own employees believe that Activision Blizzard's decision to punish Mr. Chung runs counter to those values."
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in Sweden, which has long topped the list of the countries that are best placed to achieve the global objectives, according to the Bertelmanns Stiftung and the united nations initiative, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Networks, annual statement), have now slipped down one position.Information and communication technologies, together with innovation, and YET, permeating the UN, the 17 sustainability objectives, both directly and indirectly.these measures include increasing the use of beneficial technologies, which promote the empowerment of women, (5), access to information and communication technologies for all, (9), strengthening the resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related disasters, (13), and the strengthening of the scientific, technological and innovation capacities of the least developed countries (17).With all the technology we can do amazing things, but only if the it industry is coming out of his tänkartratt and are starting to work more with the so-referred to as the ”creative crossing”.What we are good at in Sweden and in the Nordic countries, is to be a good thing, and not just in the sense of creating value for our customers or shareholders, but in order to build a better world.the energy and digitaliseringsminister otherwise Ygeman said: ”Sweden shall be the best in the world in the use of the digital opportunities, we must begin by defining what we need to do.
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Sometimes, it was a day to celebrate — to see the results of our efforts written down in black and white, suitable for framing.I get the same vibe from the annual B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends – North America Report from Content Marking Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs.B2B Content Marketing Opportunities for ImprovementUnlike a report card, this report can actually help you improve your grade for next year.Here are four opportunities for your team to stop working at cross purposes with itself.1: Are You Building a Subscription Base?
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Cyber crime is responsible for a staggering amount of damage and chaos around the world.Want to be a part of the solution?Then train for a career in this demanding field with The A to Z Cyber Security and IT Certification Training Bundle.This e-training bundle is perfect for anyone who has an interest in putting a stop to cyber crime.It includes twelve courses that’ll introduce students to ethical hacking methods, show them how to test a network for weaknesses, and identify problems so they can be fixed prior to being exploited.It’s fast, flexible, and you can even apply your training in preparation for several certification exams
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The prime minister has achieved a change to the Northern Ireland backstop that could help him win Saturday's Commons vote.HuffPost 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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If you signed up for a free trial for Apple Arcade when it launched on September 19th, that trial runs out tomorrow, so you might think about canceling your subscription today if you don’t want to pay for it going forward.If you stick with it, you’ll be charged $4.99 per month.I suspect a lot of people are going to stay subscribed, because, as it turns out, Apple Arcade is already pretty good.It’s chock-full of great games like Assemble With Care, Card of Darkness, and Grindstone, and more games are being added all the time, like the cool-looking architecture-puzzler Manifold Garden that will be available tomorrow.And you can play all of those Apple Arcade games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.If Apple keeps bringing great games to the service, that $4.99 monthly fee seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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The iRobot Roomba’s extensive array of innovative features and its excellent performance have made it a leading brand in the world of robot vacuums.Even with the rise of capable competitors, the Roomba line remains tough to beat.If you’re planning to get one, now’s the right time as Amazon is slashing the price of the iRobot Roomba i7 along with other premium robovacs.Normally $799, the iRobot Roomba i7 is now available on Amazon at a healthier price of $699.The iRobot Roomba i7 shares similar features with the pricier i7+ except for the automatic dirt disposal and enhanced charging station.Speaking of upgrades, iRobot outfitted this unit with the Imprint Smart Mapping.
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The YouTube Originals series "Impulse" returned with a second season on Oct. 16, which is available to stream for free with ads.Unlike the release of season one, which was strictly available to premium users, viewers can either pay to unlock all 10 episodes of season two, or wait to watch weekly online without a subscription.Stars Maddie Hasson and Missi Pyle, and director-producer Doug Liman, shared their experiences working on a show for YouTube with Business Insider.When "Bourne Identity" director Doug Liman pitched YouTube on "Impulse," he thought he was selling a "little five-minute webisode thing," he told Business Insider.Liman had no idea YouTube was looking to fill out the slate of premium, TV-like programming for its ad-free subscription product (formerly YouTube Red, now YouTube Premium).After a successful season one of "Impulse," which debuted in 2018, the show returned on Oct. 16 for season two.
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AI is ready to transform the entire customer journey, but jumping into a full-on AI implementation is a big leap.In this free download, we'll help you break through the four biggest myths that hold companies back from implementing an AI strategy, and then take you through the top four places an AI strategy can return real value, fast.How to challenge your assumptions about AI -- and stop measuring yourself against competitorsThe four warning signs you need to look for, and how AI can helpHow to uncover the best and most lucrative opportunities to integrate AI
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Dapr (short for distributed application runtime) provides a runtime for microservices, while the Open Application Model, or OAM, offers a specification for running applications on Kubernetes and other platforms.Dapr is a portable, event-driven runtime intended to make it easier to build microservices-based stateless and stateful applications to be deployed in the cloud or on the edge.It can be used with multiple languages and frameworks and consists of building blocks accessed by standard gRPC or HTTP APIs.The building blocks support best practices, with building blocks currently enabling activities such as service invocation, state management, publish-and-subscribe messaging, and event-driven resource bindings.Dapr is platform-agnostic, with applications able to be run locally, in a Kubernetes cluster, or in other hosting environments that can integrate with Dapr.This enables developers to build microservices that can run with no code changes in the cloud or edge.
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