It will feature hologram tour guides, conference rooms that adjust temperatures based on attendance and alerts for the best parking spots before commuters arrive."In China today, there has never been smart architecture of this scale, Ivan Wan, general manager and chief architect of Tencent, said in his first interview on the project.In California, Apple Inc. enlisted Norman Foster for its spaceship building in Cupertino while Facebook Inc. hired Frank Gehry to expand its base in Menlo Park.The design for Tencent's building came from NBBJ, a firm with a very long list of clients from the tech world, including Amazon.com Inc., Google, Samsung Electronics Co. and the finance affiliate of Tencent s archrival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.With the second tower reaching 39 stories, Tencent's new building covers 340,000 square meters in the Binhai district, about a mile from the company's existing headquarters.The multi-story connecting bridges, which intersect at floors 1,  21 and 34, aren't just visual elements to link the two buildings.They also house most of the common areas like pantries, auditoriums, conference rooms, the exhibition center as well as facilitating a 300-meter running track through both buildings.There are also rooftop gardens, a swimming pool and rock climbing center, as well as multiple hotel-standard canteens and meditation rooms dispersed throughout the two buildings.While the Chinese company drew on all its businesses in designing the building, it still features the personal imprint of founder Ma Huateng, who chose the ergonomic chairs to be used when construction is complete.
Smart watches haven t quite resonated with the public as well as Google and Apple perhaps would have wanted.There have been no shortage of models released, but enthusiasm for them has been tepid at best.I like to consider myself to be one of those smart watch skeptics , but Xiaomi sub-brand Huami just announced a new fitness-focused model for the Chinese market called AMAZFIT, and it s making me reconsider my position.The AMAZFIT looks just as stylish as any effort from Motorola or Apple.The bezel of the device is made of ceramic, which makes it scratch resistant.It s also IP67 certified, meaning that it has complete protection against dust, and can withstand being submerged in up to one meter of water.
When it comes to keeping track of diabetes, the manual process can be a bit of a pain.Healthtech startup Health2Sync, which launched at the Hardware Battlefield at CES 2014, wants to change all that with a cheap accessory that connects to most standard glucose meters and syncs your blood glucose levels straight to your phone.The company announced today it has secured a $3 million Series A round led by WI Harper Group, with participation in the round by Cherubic Ventures, iSeed Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures.According to the company s press release, Health2Sync will use the funding to continue product development and accelerate growth overseas in markets like Japan, China and Southeast Asia.At its core, the Health2Sync is a cable that connects your smartphone to your glucose meter via the headphone jack to get the two devices talking.Once these devices are connected, data stored on your glucose meter will sync with your smartphone via the Health2Sync app.
Martin Rugfelt, former co-owner of Expertmaker, which was acquired by Ebay earlier this year.the Machines go most of the hours of the day and when the capital-intensive industry stands still, it means huge costs for the business.But the machines require maintenance and repairs, especially when used in exposed environments and going all hours of the day.in Order to reduce the time when the expensive construction equipment and produktionskritiska robots stand still for the service and maintenance to Sentiantechnologies use big data to predict when the machines really need the service and when they go down.For my part, it was never on the agenda to move the family to California.Vendors often think that you should take the secure before the insecure and to service the machines when the meter says you should do it, but it may not be the optimal moment.
The joule can be a confusing enough form of measurement for adults, but the folks over at Adafruit managed to distill how joules work for a younger audience.As these things go, the video s just as useful for confused adults.A joule is equal to the amount of energy transferred or the work done.In basic terms, it s a unit of measurement that measures how much effort it takes to do something.For example, it takes approximately one joule to lift an apple about a meter up from the ground.It gets a little more confusing when you apply that same measurement to something like lightbulbs, but the above video explains it in a simple enough way that anyway can understand.
An illuminated version of Dropbox's logo hangs in the company's San Francisco office.Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven t done so since then.The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed.Dropbox said it was taking the measure because its security teams learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials, consisting of email addresses and hashed and salted passwords, which it believes were obtained in 2012 and could be linked to an incident the company reported around the time.In July 2012, Dropbox said its investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of of Dropbox accounts.It said it had contacted the users affected to help them protect their accounts.
Uber is almost annoyingly convenient if you live in London.And now the company is adding another feature to make it even easier for the lazy to avoid the long walk to the Tube station.Now rather than have to load up and hope that there is a car nearby you'll be able to schedule your ride by hitting the, umm, "schedule a ride" button which sits at the bottom of the screen.Riders will be able to schedule anywhere from 15 minutes in advance to 30 days - making it useful for, say, booking an early morning trip to the airport.Though beware - just because it is scheduled, it doesn't mean that Uber is introducing fixed fares like you might get in a normal minicab: Rides will still be on Uber's virtual meter priced the same as UberX , and surge pricing will still apply if you book a ride at a busy time.The other upshot for Uber is presumably that it will enable better predictions about where demand is likely to come from, meaning that the company's algorithms can be better optimised to get more cars where they need to be.
Uber is almost annoyingly convenient if you live in London.And now the company is adding another feature to make it even easier for the lazy to avoid the long walk to the Tube station.Now rather than have to load up and hope that there is a car nearby you'll be able to schedule your ride by hitting the, umm, "schedule a ride" button which sits at the bottom of the screen.Riders will be able to schedule anywhere from 15 minutes in advance to 30 days - making it useful for, say, booking an early morning trip to the airport.Though beware - just because it is scheduled, it doesn't mean that Uber is introducing fixed fares like you might get in a normal minicab: Rides will still be on Uber's virtual meter priced the same as UberX , and surge pricing will still apply if you book a ride at a busy time.The other upshot for Uber is presumably that it will enable better predictions about where demand is likely to come from, meaning that the company's algorithms can be better optimised to get more cars where they need to be.
A pilot leaping into their Titan in Titanfall 2Respawn Entertainment has announced a slew of tweaks and changes to upcoming shooter Titanfall 2, following a multiplayer technical test that took place this past weekend 19-21 August 2016 .These include speeding up movement and the time it takes players to be able to summon and pilot the game's Titan mechsIn a blog post on the game's official site, Titanfall 2's multiplayer game designer Steven DeRose explained that the build released to the public was actually completed in June, so many of the problems players noticed have been addressed.The game, set for release in October on PS4, Xbox One and PC, is the latest from the team founded by Call of Duty creator Vince Zampella.The original became a cult favourite in 2014 thanks to its fast movement and Titans – huge battle mechs that can tear up the battlefield.
Video The Airlander 10 hybrid – part airplane and part airship – has had a bumpy touchdown after piling into its landing site nose first.The 92-meter 302-foot aircraft gets 60 per cent of its lift from the helium that fills its two massive airbags, which have earned the aircraft its nickname of the Flying Bum, although the manufacturers call it the Martha Gwyn.The remaining lift comes from its small wings and aerodynamic shape, powered by four turbocharged diesel engines.Guess why she's called the Flying BumIt was developed at a cost of $100m for the US military, was sold back to its makers Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV for just $300,000, and the company has now begun test flights to establish airworthiness.Based on Tuesday's crash near the UK's Cardington Airfield, there's a fair amount of work still to be done.
Video grab composite of the Airlander 10 making a bumpy landing at Cardington airfield in England during its second test flight Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016.Hybrid Air Vehicles says it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot 92-meter Airlander 10 during its flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.LONDON — The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot 92-meter Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London."The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage, which is currently being assessed," the company said."Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and well and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location."
Image Source: Lee Cordell/PA via AP The developer of the world s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot 92-meter Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage, which is currently being assessed, the company said.Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and well and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location.A hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane, the Airlander is able to stay aloft for days at a time.
The Airlander 10, is examined as it sits on the ground after a rough landing at Cardington airfield England following its second test flight on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016.The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship "sustained damage" after it made a bumpy landing on its second test flight .Hybrid Air Vehicles says it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot 92-meter Airlander 10 during its flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP MoreLONDON AP -- The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot 92-meter Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.
French hosting company Online.net has revealed its new data centre resides in a former nuclear fallout shelter.The company explains that its new bit barn was once a passive defence shelter named Abri Lefebvre built in 1937 atop a disused quarry out in the fifteenth Arrondisement.In 1946 authorities decided Paris needed to harden up to cope with nuclear weapons.As Online.net's post explains, the bunker fell into dis-use for years and the French government eventually sold the buildings above in 2012.Online.net thought there was potential for a data centre so snapped up some of the land.The post we've linked to above outlines the considerable effort required to turn the bunker into a bit barn: suffice to say there's been digging, remediation of many sorts, waterproofing a-plenty, figuring out what to do with a well that wasn't on the maps, adventures with pre-stressed concrete and lots of graffiti removal.
But it s this exploitative experience that makes banks vulnerable to fintech startups like LendUp that are willing to undercut them and make up margin with software efficiency.That s an impressive feat during a rough season for late-stage fundraising.LendUp will apply the cash toward scaling out its L Card, a credit card with no hidden fees and a flexible payback schedule.It also sports modern features through its companion smartphone app, which lets users instantly halt charges in case of loss or theft, and a financial health meter that clearly shows how much credit the customer has left to spend.LendUp is already signing up thousands of accounts per month, even though it hasn t been ready to aggressively market itself just yet.Historically, there weren t many alternatives.
Falcon 9 goes on display credit: Teslarati SpaceX has retired the first rocket it managed to land in one piece and erected the remains on Sunday outside the company's US headquarters.The 156-foot 47-meter rocket is the first stage of SpaceX's Flight 20 launch, which touched down at Cape Canaveral last December.Since then, its innards have been removed and extensively tested, the soot has mostly been rubbed off, and now it's set to become a local landmark at 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne, California.SpaceX employees watched from a nearby parking garage as the rocket was hoisted by crane on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Jack Northrop Avenue.Some of the rocket nozzles have been replaced and a team of workmen attached the X‑wings that keep it stable before it was dragged up and bolted to its landing legs.
by Andreas Nilsson • August 22, 2016 • News • No comments • 13in a few weeks, the iPhone 7, or whatever it will be called, will be presented and then we also get the answer if it comes with luddhållare or if it is removed.in the Past smoked the people in their cars but times changed and now-a-days, it is a neglect small part of the travelling in a car that is in need of an ashtray.In the many years between then and now was also askkopparnas most of which coin collectors for pennies for the parking meter.Today is as good a place to store the ashes or pennies in the car so the ashtray has become an extra accessory.It will, I think, to come to be an additional accessory that very few will need to.
The 1900s-era origins of the battle for net neutrality, drone footage of Norway s midnight sun set against it s beautiful mountains, Walt Whitman s suggestions for manly health and training and more, in this week s Brain Buffet.In 1958, serialized in the New York Atlas newspaper, Walt Whitman published a serial column called Manly Health and Training, where he described the best practices for men to live strong, happy, and healthy lives.Across all of the columns, the whole thing ran to about 50,000 words which we certainly won t include here , but Michael Light, writing for Lucky Peach, tells us the story of Zachary Turpin, a PhD candidate at the University of Houston, who recently reassembled the entire document, not to mention Light s own experiment where he tested the diet and exercise program out for himself—and his results.Light even explains what his doctor and some other nutritional experts said when he approached them with Whitman s diet and exercise regimen—but among some of the highlights of the plan are:Paraphrasing Mr. Whitman, here are the basic tenets of the plan:Eat a large plate of lean, rare beef unadorned with gravy or spices of any kind save a small pinch of salt for every meal.
We ve all gone through the process of trying to sign up for a website, only to be told our password isn t strong enough.But these password strength meters may not be all they re cracked up to be and may be only giving the illusion of security.According to Mark Stockley, founder of web consultancy Compound Eye, these meters don t actually measure strength at all.Stockley tested five different password meters, first in March 2015 and then 18 months later.Writing for Sophos, he explained that password meters only attempt to measure how long it would take to crack the password.A meter on the website typically suggests you use a long password with uppercase and lowercase characters and symbols like question marks and exclamation points.
In the Olympics 100-meter sprint, just 0.08 seconds determined the difference between silver and gold — that, and a 10,000-frames-per-second camera behind the photo finish.The official camera recording that photo finish and ones just like it throughout the games actually isn t from a big camera company though they use different Nikon lenses depending on the event , but Swiss watchmaker Omega.It has recorded the finishes for the past 84 years.In the latest tech being used at Rio, the finish line camera, called the Scan O Vision Myria, doesn t take your typical 3:2 aspect ratio photograph.Instead, the camera scans just a small portion of the finish line at 10,000 frames per second, putting vertical slices together to create a detailed image.An inclinometer adjusts the finish line camera to the optimal height, since different events have different rules on what needs to cross the finish line first.
The second week of the 2016 Summer Olympics was just as exciting as the first.Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt proved, yet again, that he is the fastest man on the planet when he won his third consecutive gold medal in the 100 meters.Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz Da Silva set a record—and scored his country s first gold in athletics since 1984—when he cleared 6.03 meters.And did you see Ethiopia s Etenesh Diro complete the 3000-meter steeplechase wearing just one shoe?Rio provided another week of amazing athleticism and nail-biting drama that made for stunning photographs.
Most people don t think of having a postal code or a street address as a luxury, but for the nearly four billion people who live in an area with a poor or non-existent official location system, it really is.You need an address to vote, have access to government services, and, perhaps most important, receive mail.What 3 Words, a London-based company, has provided a way for all of these people to finally be on the map.The firm has divided the earth into three-meter by three-meter squares, fifty-seven trillion squares in total.And each square has been assigned a series of three random words as a moniker to give every location on earth a unique positioning code.The app is available for free across all smartphone platforms.
The Austrian company supplying Tesla Motors Inc. with the technology it needs to turn sunshine into electricity is expanding in the U.S. to capitalize on growth in the solar industry.Fronius International GmbH is opening a research and development center in South San Francisco to focus on innovative software solutions, which allow its inverters to communicate with networked solar-powered devices.Inverters convert direct current harvested from solar panels into alternating currents used on the grid and in homes.The solar industry is maturing and we see a shift from energy production only to a reliable energy supply from distributed energy resources, Martin Hackl, the electrical engineer who runs the Wels, Austria-based company s solar division, said in an e-mailed reply to questions.Fronius is excited and supports the M activity that help our key partners expand their reach.While some investors questioned the merger between Tesla and SolarCity Corp., integrating energy storage and solar panels makes perfect sense to companies like Fronius, which packages batteries, internet servers and software into its devices.They help convert, store, meter and balance electricity generated by solar panels before it enters homes and power networks.
One of the world's most popular video games, "Minecraft," is also one of the world's largest video games.Each "Minecraft" world that the game generates is 60 million one-meter blocks by 6o million one-meter blocks, to say nothing of the blocks going up and down on the z-axis.Put more simply: If you were to walk straight and keep walking
first glimpse at the teaser images that Mercedes-MaybachA bit more than a week ago we caught our were tossing online to taunt us with visions of the new and massive luxury coupe concept that would be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.The images showed nothing but a dark photo with a bit of the outline of the 6-meter long car.This week a bunch of images of the concept car have landed online showing us the inside and outside.Find Your Lowest Price on a New Mercedes-Benz TodayAmong the images are several of the outside of the car and the ride does look fantastic.
News: The programme has already been subject to delays.An IT project involved in rolling out the UK s national smart meter scheme has been delayed again.The Government has confirmed that the system, which will link smart meters to the energy suppliers, will now not be available until the end of September.The system was due to be switched on on 17 August.It was first expected to be operational in 2015, before it was delayed until April 2016 and then delayed until this August.The Government plans for most homes to have a smart meter by 2020, which will mean 53 million meters being fitted in over 30 million premises.
This would be funny if it wasn't worth 31 years of non-existent Brexit NHS fundingThere has been yet another delay in the ongoing saga of cash-burning that is the UK s national smart meter initiative.While the communications infrastructure was due to be switched on today, the £11bn project s turn-on has now been delayed again until September, the BBC has reported.The Data and Communications Company DCC , which is responsible for providing the communications infrastructure for smart meters readings, is a subsidiary company owned by Crapita often comically referred to as "Capita" by Private Eye , infamous for its outsourcing "successes".At the moment, Crapita has only managed to complete the design and build phase of the project, and despite plans to have it in operation by April last year, DCC is still testing the system ahead of the new live-date in September this year.A spokesperson for the subsidiary told The Register: "As indicated by the Department, the timetable for the roll-out of the new infrastructure will allow for testing of the system to ensure that it will deliver a long-lasting and effective system."
Instagram has introduced a new channel to its Explore screen designed to have you use the media-sharing app more.When you browse through it, you ll see curated videos around concerts, sporting events, and other activities, completely personalized for your viewing pleasure.Think of it as Twitter Moments and Snapchat further integrated into Instagram.Available to just those in the U.S., this event channel is a further extension of what Instagram had been testing out since October when it debuted a channel that surfaced videos around Halloween.The app also has a Videos You Might Like feature that leverages the company s personalization algorithm, so it s likely that this also played a part in the new event channel.Prior to today, Instagram s Explore screen was more heavily focused on photos.Yes, there were videos included in the collection, but now it has a dedicated area, which people may find helpful because there s only some much enjoyment one can derive from still images — but moving pictures, that s where you can cheer on the Final Five as they win gold in women s gymnastics, marvel as Jamaica s Usain Bolt owns the 100 meter dash, or experience the moment when Adele sings some of your favorite tunes because you can t be there in person.Instagram has had a busy few weeks investing in new video tools for creators, including the launch of its Snapchat copy, Instagram Stories.With that, the Facebook-owned service mirrored the ephemerality aspect, but now with the Events channel, it s also cannibalized the Discover feature.Videos that are being curated will likely be selected by Instagram s editorial team in concert with its personalization algorithm.
Uber Technologies Inc. is suing London s transport regulator in the latest skirmish over rules that may harm the controversial company s business.Uber will ask London judges to decide the legality of rules that require drivers from non-English speaking countries to pass a language exam, the company said in a statement.The measures also force Uber to notify Transport for London of any changes made to its mobile-phone app.This legal action is very much a last resort," Tom Elvidge, Uber London s general manager, said in the statement."We re particularly disappointed that, after a lengthy consultation process with Transport for London, the goalposts have moved at the last minute and new rules are now being introduced that will be bad for both drivers and tech companies.San Francisco-based Uber has fought with regulators around the globe over the technology that traditional taxi companies say threatens their existence.In London, Uber won a suit against TfL over the use of its app as a taxi meter and is still waiting for a ruling in an employment dispute with drivers.TfL, which oversees London s buses, subways and cycle paths as well as private-hire cars, said that the new rules were designed to boost safety.
A key IT project at the heart of the national smart meter roll-out programme is facing further delays.The government has confirmed that the communications infrastructure which links smart meters to energy suppliers will now not be ready until the Autumn.The system was due to be switched on on Wednesday.The government says the system, which automatically sends meter readings to energy suppliers, is now due to go live at the end of September.That requires 53 million meters to be fitted in over 30 million premises over the next four years.The meters will measure gas and electricity use and automatically send meter readings to energy suppliers, ending manual meter readings.
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