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Samsung will introduce yet another smartwatch this month.The Korea-based giant teased a launch event at the IFA electronics show in Germany, the date to watch for is August 31 and, as the invite above rather heavy-handedly hints, this will be the Gear S3.Smartwatch sales reportedly dipped by one-third this year, according to analyst estimates.Samsung was one of a number of firms to hold or improve its numbers — Apple s estimated sales cratered — and it is back with a new offering in an effort to increase interest, notably right before Apple is predicted to refresh its own smartwatch range in September.The Gear S2, Samsung s most recent smartwatch, launched in September 2015 at the very same show.The company s early watch models struggled for acclaim, but we found the Gear S2 to be surprisingly good, with an attractive interface and well-designed spinning bezel.
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The expectation of at-your-fingertips access to money insight and management spans generations—and the next generation of innovative financial technology delivers.Services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Netflix have become essential to modern life as increasingly, consumers aren t just willing to have all their data connected and aggregated online—they expect it.And financial services is the same category, says Jim Del Favero, chief product officer at the technology-based wealth management firm Personal Capital.Their expectation is no longer paper statements or poor-quality user experiences.Over 1 million users are tracking about 250 billion dollars on the Personal Capital platform, Del Favero says, and more than half of their usage is via mobile.They re users in their 30s, 40s and 50s with complex lives and complicated finances, and they want more transparency—and control—over their financial lives and wealth portfolio.
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Microsoft's two older operating systems usually need to fetch a handful of individual patches each month.In the case of a clean installation, that number can reach the hundreds.A single cumulative update incorporates not just all of the newest security and reliability fixes, but all the older fixes from previous months, too.Windows 10 just grabs the latest cumulative update and, with that one package, is more or less up-to-date.That's when Microsoft announced that a patch rollup containing all the patches released after Service Pack 1 was to be released.Today's announcement indicates that Microsoft is going to go further down this path.
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AmuletEating can be a complicated ordeal for the roughly 1 in 20 children that have food allergies.Allergic reactions to food are responsible for about200,000 emergency room visits a year.That s a problem that Abigail Barnes, a food allergy sufferer herself, is trying to solve with
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At least 2,000 people were rescued from unprecedented rising flood waters in southern States on Saturday, and that was just the last reported count.There s one rescue in particular you have to see though.The video, posted by WAFB, the Baton Rouge CBS affiliate, shows two men working to pull a woman from a car that had been almost completely submerged in water.Oh my god, I m drowning, she shouted, before a man jumps in the water after a window is broken, and pulls the woman to safety.According to the Associated Press, the man who jumps in the water to pull the woman from safety was named David Phung.After the woman is above water, she immediately pleads for Phung to get her dog.
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the It industry goes against the grain in Stockholm – while most industries go a tough has it not felt so good in two years.But the Stockholm Chamber of commerce warns that it can hit hard if the government tightens the immigration of workers.Stockholm's it-industry is doing well right now.During the second quarter, the industry, the best level in two years in Stockholmsbarometern, where the Stockholm chamber of commerce a closer look at the economy each quarter. the It industry has gone sideways for a long time but in the second quarter, increasing the number of jobs for the first time in several quarters, " says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, chief economist at the Stockholm Chamber of commerce.The index used is based on how the different sectors themselves look at such things as development, demand, volumes and selling prices.
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Under Armour and HTC have worked together to develop a kit that will help you get in shape.In the kit are fitnessbandet HTC Band, the wave is the UA Scale, and the chest strap FREE Heart Rate.On the purchase to get a one year subscription to the apps MyFitnessPal Premium and MapMyFitness MVP.HTC and UA announced hälsolådan already in January during the CES show, but now, HTC has finally decided to start selling the kit in Sweden.the Whole package will go on sale in september and the price is 4 299 sek.HTC Band will go to be bought separately for 1 899 sek.
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Scientists have assumed that about a little less than one per cent of Antarctica s rock is ice-free.A new survey corrects this estimate, showing just how frozen this dark continent truly is.In a new paper published in Cryosphere, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have shown that a minuscule 0.18 percent of the continent isn t buried in snow and ice.Antarctica may be covered in snow and ice, but as a continent, it features extensive geological features, including mountains and other rock outcrops.This is what Antarctica looks like without all that ice.Researchers need accurate maps of ice-free rock when studying glaciology, geology, and for measuring the many contours of this desolate landscape.
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If you were looking to switch to Verizon and do not like going into physical stores, the carrier announced quite a discount for potential customers.Thanks to Big Red s newest promotion, potential customers can get $100 off several high-end phones, including the iPhone 6S and HTC 10.There are a few caveats, the first being the discount only applies if you make a purchase through Verizon s online store.Secondly, the offer is only valid for new device payments, so those looking to upgrade need not apply.The good news is that the $100 discount applies to both the phone s full price and its equipment installment plan.Here is the full list of phones available through the promotion:
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The new Premier League season kicks off tomorrow, football fans, and this year you don't necessarily need a Sky subscription to enjoy all the action: Soccer Saturday is going to be streamed on Facebook and YouTube free of charge.For the uninitiated, Soccer Saturday previews all the big games of the weekend.Anchor Jeff Stelling hosts with varying levels of help from ex-players-turned-pundits who are on hand to offer insights on the matches as they play out.As per the televised broadcast, from 3pm onwards only live score updates and reactions will be streamed.There's no live coverage but you will get to hear about the goals as they go in at grounds around the country.You can tune in by going to the Facebook or YouTube pages for Sky Sports, or by heading to the main Sky Sports website.
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Niklas Zennström is one of huvudinvesterarna in Orbital Systems.Orbital Systems has developed a shower that saves as much as 90 percent of the water used.Miljöteknikbolaget has won lots of prizes and extolled in the media.At the end of last year recruited Orbital Systems NTL the previous Tesla-höjdaren Peter Carlsson NTL as a new production manager.Peter Carlsson went, according to the company, at the same time, in which it invests.Some money, however, has not been seen in the company's official documents.
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Microsoft thinks that limiting its private cloud software will be better for usersMicrosoft made a divisive announcement last month when it revealed that Azure Stack will be delayed until the middle of next year and that the private cloud software will only run on a set of integrated hardware systems rather than a wide variety of hardware.Now, the company is trying to explain that change to customers.On Thursday, Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager Vijay Tewari makes the case for shipping Azure Stack on a small variety of hardware in a video interview.His main point is this: constraining the software to a small set of hardware leads to a better product that's more useful right out of the gate.Having a defined set of systems will allow the Azure Stack team to more rapidly deploy updates to users, he argues.
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A new ebook reader from Kobo appeared online at the FCC in recent days, and now the device itself has surfaced via a Dutch retailer which appears to have since pulled its accidental listing.According to the product listing that was published, the device will be called the Kobo Aura ONE and it ll feature premium specs not unlike the ones you find on Amazon s higher end e-ink readers.The device still hasn't been formally launched, but the leak leaves little to the imagination.According to that product listing, the Kobo Aura ONE ereader will have a modestly-sized display at 7.8-inches, something small enough to fit in most bags and a lot of pockets.That display, despite its small size, will reportedly have a high resolution of 1872 x 1404 pixels and a Carta E Ink touchscreen panel.This is an overall 300ppi resolution and great for e-ink reading.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a curved OLED screen that not only looks impressive, it's being called "the best phone display ever," according to experts today.Its 5.7-inch Quad HD display once again matches or breaks all major performance records for a smartphone screen, concluded DisplayMate researcher Dr. Raymond M. Soneira.This exhaustive Note 7 review found that the new phone has the highest peak brightness, highest contrast ratio, widest color gamut and lowest screen reflectance rate.In other words, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 screen is going to be amazingly bright and even easier to view in direct sunlight versus Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Note 5.What's really interesting is that while year-after-year Samsung lays claim to DisplayMate's "best smartphone screen" title, there's a ceiling for some of its OLED panel advancements.Power efficiency in the Note 5, for example, increased 21% from the 2014 Note 4, and 56% from two years before that if you were coming from the Note 3.
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View photosMoreEarly pioneering work on Mars is expected to help develop the means to sustain a colony of people.Long-term human colonization of Mars is feasible, as long as Red Planet pioneers "live off the land," a recent NASA report concludes."There are massive resources on Mars obtainable from the atmosphere and extracted from the regolith which are capable of supporting human colonization," write the authors of the report, which is called "Frontier In-Situ Resource Utilization for Enabling Sustained Human Presence on Mars."Using Martian resources, existing technologies could supply water, oxygen, fuel and building materials, the report adds, "to relax the dependence on Earth during the buildup of a colony on Mars."Red Planet or Bust: 5 Crewed Mars Mission Ideas The report, which was published in April, was written by Robert Moses and Dennis Bushnell, both of whom work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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So you've got an iPad, but have come to the dawning realisation that you've got no cash left to buy any games for it.Have no fear, because the App Store offers plenty of iPad gaming goodness for the unintentional or otherwise skinflint.Haven't bought an iPad yet and not sure which is best?We've got them listed on our best iPad ranking - or you can check out thebest tablets list to see the full range available now.Our updated pick of the best free iPad games are listed right here.
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Parse cofounder and Y Combinator partner Ilya Sukhar announced today that he has joined Matrix Partners as a general partner, where he ll be investing in a variety of companies, but perhaps more so startups with an engineering bent that focus on a durable mission.This is the latest step for Sukhar, who left Facebook in 2015 after the social networking company acquired the mobile developer backend that he started along with cofounders Tikhon Bernstam, Kevin Lacker, and James Yu in 2011.He had also been active with Y Combinator, the startup program Parse had been incubated in, since 2014 as a part-time partner.Matrix Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California and has a $1.7 billion fund at its disposal — it s already on its tenth fund.It specializes in enterprise, ecommerce, security, software as a service, advertising, media and entertainment, hardware, financial technology, and mobile startups.Among the more notable investments are Namely, Canva, and Quora.The firm also led the first round for Oculus VR and counts Apple, SanDisk, Aruba Networks, HubSpot, and Zendesk among its many wins.Focusing on engineering solutions is something that suits Sukhar, especially for all the work he s done not only at Parse, but also Facebook, and in his experience advising startups such as Gitlab, Clearbit, Airtable, and numerous others that have gone through the Y Combinator program.
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Montreal-based Smooch raised $7.6 million in its latest round of funding, the company announced today.The round was led by Real Ventures and iNovia Capital, with participation from TA Associates and Smooch s founders.The money will be used to hire more than 20 people to work in offices in San Francisco and Montreal in order to expand the company s open source chat client, Smooch Conversation Cloud.Smooch will use this financing round to expand its support for consumer messaging channels and business software vendors, and to continue to build its team, the company said in a statement Monday.Smooch Conversation Cloud can be used on websites and inside apps.In June, Smooch announced that conversations started in its live chat client, often seen in the bottom right hand corner of websites, can automatically be transferred and synced between Facebook Messenger, Line, WeChat, Twilio, and other chat platforms.I think what we ve done is really thought about how much more useful we can make website chat to individual customers and visitors to a website, because the minute you break it free from the web page, then it turns into a relationship with the customer that lasts even after the browser is closed, cofounder and head of product Mike Gozzo told VentureBeat in an interview in June.
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Psyonix s blockbuster soccer-with-cars game Rocket League is getting a sweet free add-on next month, and it looks like it s going to be a blast.Rocket League Rumble brings a ton of wacky power-ups like the ability to kick an opponent s car or freeze the ball in mid-air.It ll be available in Online Playlists, as well as Private and Exhibition matches.If you enjoy playing with mutators, you re probably going to get a kick out of this update.Here s the complete list of power-ups:The Boot Kicks an opponent s car
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Perhaps it is time to add a third party, in order to ensure the relationship's long-lasting stability: securing kodningsrutiner.For the first lie and cheat in the it-sphere, the periphery, the method, or perhaps it is more a new culture, has exploded and is today the trend in front of the other, writes IDG News.More companies are developing their software and they want themselves to stand behind their products and services, in order to be more competitive. " I think that in a matter of five to ten years will devops method will be the mainstream.also Read: 7 languages we love to hate – but can't live withoutIn the same way, procedures for secure coding, secure coding practice, engulf or eat – devops, in order to ultimately produce safer and better products.
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Months back, Instagram switched its reverse-chronological timeline to an algorithm that sorted posts it thought you wanted to see, much like Facebook s. Now, it s taking the Facebook comparison a step further by actually including actual Facebook data in its algorithm in an effort to measure engagement, and thus algorithmic placement on your timeline.Instagram, a 2012 Facebook acquisition, is using Facebook s data in order to give its new Stories feature a fighting chance, even though Snapchat uses a simple reverse-chronological order timeline, much like Instagram used to.Of course, Snapchat users might soon have their own algorithm to worry about, so it may be a moot point.Now, Stories will appear on the timeline by referencing whose content others engaged on within the platform, as well as Facebook and a handful of other signals that weren t disclosed.If you haven t used the feature yet, Instagram only shows five stories initially.The reverse-chronological approach, Instagram feels, could be keeping you from seeing really engaging stories in favor of those that were published more recently.
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Mattjänsten Deliveroo tar in motsvarande 2,3 miljarder kronor i riskkapital.I Stockholm är konkurrensen mellan mattjänster som Wolt NTL och Foodora NTL redan stenhård.Snart väntas även taxijätten Uber ge sig in i leken med tjänsten Ubereats.Nu fyller en annan europeisk utmanare på kassan rejält för att bekosta vidare expansion.Det handlar om brittiska Deliveroo, som uppges ta in 275 miljoner dollar, motsvarande drygt 2,3 miljarder kronor, i ny finansiering.Det enligt brittiska Sky News.
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The company said Friday it plans to put a Japanese taxi of the future on the road next year in partnership with the Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations, an organization with which it went through a recent rough patch.In a rare public admonishment, federation chief Masataka Tomita in June accused Toyota of sending help to our enemies by making a small investment in Uber Technologies Inc. in May.Japanese taxi drivers, like taxi drivers across the world, view Uber as a threat to their livelihoods.Taxis are big business for Toyota in Japan, where most taxi drivers use the company s vehicles.Local laws in Japan block Uber from offering its ride-sharing service using cars and drivers without taxi licenses.Mr. Tomita said Mr. Toyoda apologized for not notifying the association of the deal in advance and assured him that the deal doesn't include Japan.
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Financial services companies are struggling to keep up with a mountain of new regulatory and reporting requirements — and it's only going to get worse.From the 2008 financial crisis through 2015, the annual volume of regulatory publications, changes, and announcements increased a staggering 492%.That's creating an opportunity for a swath of new companies called regtechs.Regtechs are companies that use technology to help firms decrease their regulatory burden.In a new report from BI Intelligence, we explain what's driving the regtech trend and where the biggest opportunity lies.We also provide examples that show how regtechs are providing solutions to compliance problems.Here are some of the key takeaways:Regtechs can help in many areas of compliance.This goes beyond automating legacy processes and can include interpreting legislation, designing new compliance processes, and managing and processing data.
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Microsoft has quit hacking into fees paid for channel software sales, and reselling clouds is getting more profitable - these seemed to be the major takeaways from top brass at Insight Enterprises in an enterprising Q2.Revenue at group level went up two per cent to $1.46bn, but this top line expansion was driven purely by the North America teams, where sales went up six per cent to $1.04bn.Hardware in the region was up eight per cent on back of demand for PCs, servers and storage; services jumped 11 per cent on the BlueMetal acquisition; and software grew two per cent.CEO Ken Lamneck said software growth had been impacted by product mix including more cloud sales but outpaced top line gross margin rises and was the single largest driver gross margin improvement in the quarter .We continue to see traditional software licensing sales convert to a cloud based solution which like software maintenance sales recorded net in our financial statements.EMEA and APAC dropped five and 10 per cent respectively to $361.7m and $58.3m - in constant currency the declines for the regions were two and seven per cent.
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Elon Musk says Tesla will show off two new vehicles in 2017Tesla will reveal two new electric vehicles in 2017, claims company boss Elon Musk.The vehicles include a minibus and a semi-articulated truck, both of which will be entirely electric.Musk's comments came during a conference call with analysts, following an announcement that the company made a loss of $293.2m £220m in the second quarter of 2016.Revenues rose 33% on the previous year to $1.27bn, but operating expenses were 34% higher than in 2015.Although Tesla still regularly posts huge financial losses, production and sales of its Model S and Model X cars are increasing rapidly, while the company works flat-out to produce over 300,000 Model 3 pre-orders in time for its launch in 2017.
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What would happen if you combined the visual paradigms of early web design with 80s and 90s-inspired graphics, into a creative camera app?Aestheticam might be the end-result.Deemed the world s worst camera app by its own creator, Nick Lee, Aestheticam stands out in the world of photography apps in what can only be described as interesting.Rather than designing a clean and minimal interface as we ve come to expect from many new camera apps, Aestheticam does its best to do the complete opposite and create the worst possible camera experience for iOS.As strange as it sounds, it manages to do just that.The aesthetics, if you will, is purely intentional.
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Dropbox Paper is now available in beta versions for Android and iOS.It makes it easy to add text, images, and embedded videos from YouTube, Google, or Dropbox itself.Users can also add programming code, which gets formatted automatically.And they can create to-do lists and assign tasks on those lists using the @ symbol.Since its debut in private beta, Paper has been used to create more than a million documents for tasks like brainstorming ideas and capturing meeting notes, Dropbox said.Based on lessons learned along the way, Dropbox has improved the software with better tables and image galleries, more powerful search, and notifications via desktop and mobile.
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Lyft is bleeding a lot of money fighting Uber.The ride-hailing company has long played second fiddle to Uber in terms of marketshare in the U.S., but in a new story out today from The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger and Rolfe Winkler, it's clear just howIn 2015, Lyft posted an operating loss of $360 million revenue of about $200 million, a person familiar with the
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It s Tuesday morning, the alarm on your phone goes off and you can t help but look at the first email in your inbox.Luckily, there s a simple four-step plan to win over someone who s angry in a professional and simple way.What you want to do is demonstrate that you empathize with the situation and that his or her feelings matter.Perhaps she s still coming back from a tough performance review and feels like she s on thin ice, or maybe she feels like her contributions are regularly overlooked.Now that you ve imagined how the other person feels, take it a step further and consider why this happened.Nine times out of 10, I vote for full transparency because it helps engender a relationship of trust and camaraderie.
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