the EU commission to start legal action seven member states towards the car left the volkswagen's emissions scandal manufacturers practice the monitoring of member states ' authorities.the Commission considers that certain states have taken care of the EU legislation demanding obligations of car manufacturers in the monitoring and emissions mess sorted out today.the commission of the teeth are forced to Germany, Britain, the Czech republic, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain.Now commenced the process may ultimately lead to proceedings before the EU-court."compliance with the Law is a car manufacturer the most important duty.
Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms.The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for e-skin and e-clothes products.See Also: America trumps Europe in fitness wearables The components are electronically connected via flexible copper-polymer interconnects, mounted on a highly elastic silicone core, and enclosed within a silicone shell, the team said.The authors demonstrated the use of these systems for continual logging and wireless transmission of body temperature data in a variety of realistic scenarios, such as monitoring skin temperature during physical exercise and bathing, and measuring temperature changes during breathing.The battery may also be a welcome addition to the e-skin market, with researchers recently creating a much longer lasting tattoo that changes color and can even track things like UV rays and heart-rate.Wearables are still a young market, but with 67 percent growth from 2015 to 2016, more companies are starting to see the potential of devices able to gather more data on the customer.
Closing the gap between what Apple's iPad offers for content-creators looking to replace their laptop with a tablet, Android N's ability to show two apps on-screen simultaneously will bring a new degree of usability for hybrids like Google's own Pixel C. Meanwhile, there'll be changes to how notifications are managed in Android N too.On Android N tablets, there'll be the ability to float a second window - picture-in-picture style - so that you can carry on watching a video, holding a video call, or monitoring Twitter while simultaneously doing something else on your slate.Unlike Apple's iOS, however, multi-window won't be limited to tablets, and will instead be supported on phones.You'll be able to split the screen in two - the line runs across the center of the screen when you're holding it in portrait orientation - and then pick from other apps to have displayed at the same time.For notifications, meanwhile, there'll be more granular control over what shows up in your status bar.Tablets running Android have, though often equipped with keyboard, struggled when it comes to multitasking in comparison.
Printed electronics pilot factory is located in Oulu. VTT's printed electronics pilot factory has entered a new era. We wanted to change this by developing electronics production line is easily a post-production sensor assembly and visualization system, which allows the associated data value-added services opened out via the interfaces, explains lead researcher Marko Jurvansuu VTT. Pilot Factory offers companies a research environment, where the new sensor assembly and IoT solutions can be customized and tested in a real production environment. The solution also enables big changes in practice, as, for example, the printing press condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can also be partly outsource the measurement data. The first VTT's solution utilizes the company has Offcode by ADN IoT platform is integrated into the model.
Photo: Reuters Staff / Reuters Teslalle new paint shop built a company was guilty of the use of cheap labor, the Bay Area News Group claims. The article alleged that at one point threatened the firm's representative of an injured worker's hospital room, saying that he should not be a lawyer, and that he must leave the hospital, and the company would pay for his rehabilitation by. Bay Area News Group, according bodyshop builders were only five dollars paid by the hour, which is a fraction of the regular earnings in the sector. The Company believes that it is not legally responsible for the alleged actions of the subcontractor, but morally, yes. - We will take steps to make right the injured worker and to increase monitoring to ensure that the alialihankkijamme työpaikkasäännöksiämme adhere to similar does not happen again, Tesla says. ISM Vuzemia are pending against the trial, in which the Company is required, among other things, of $ 2.6 million in unpaid wages.
Drones may help keep the lights on and the stove fires burning.PG is testing drones for monitoring electricity infrastructure and is working with NASA to use the unmanned aerial vehicles to spot gas leaks.The utility has two testing programs underway, to address issues in both gas and electricity services.A recent drone flight over a hydroelectric plant in the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Fresno marked PG s foray into drone testing.For humans to inspect facilities such as the Balch Powerhouse in the Sierras, fall-protection equipment is required for the risky work that requires a significant investment in training and protective equipment, according to PGThe utility hopes to use drones to assess power lines and other equipment in remote areas.for increasing reliability of our service and response time to outages, PG executive Pat Hogan said in a press release.On the gas side, the utility is working with NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other researchers to test a drone-borne NASA laser-based sensor to detect gas leaks from the air.The ability to deploy and aerial methane-detection tool over long distances and in remote areas could signal a major turning point in future gas-leak detection capabilities for PG, and the larger utility industry as a whole, said PG executive Jesus Soto.The utility said it was also looking ahead to using drones for storm and disaster response.Using drones to capture high-resolution imagery in real time will help speed up damage assessments and the deployment of the right resources to restore power.
LinkedIn account details including names, emails and passwords were originally stolen in 2012, but reportedly remain up for saleLinkedIn users are being urged to change their passwords after the revelation that around 117 million account details, including email addresses and passwords, are up for sale.The data is reportedly being offered to the highest bidder by a hacker who claims he was responsible for the theft four years ago.Peace outdata breachThe hacker, known as Peace, contacted technology site Motherboard this week to offer the details, which are up for sale for five Bitcoins around £1564 on dark web site The Real Deal.Peace claims that that the data was stolen during a breach of LinkedIn back in 2012, in which around 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online.The social network also apologised and enlisted the help of the FBI in the matter, but that did not stop a class action lawsuit, which ultimately cost LinkedIn $1.25m £810,000 in settlements last year.The LinkedIn breach goes to show how a single significant breach can come back to haunt a business and its customers again and again, said Rob Sobers, director at Varonis.
The NHS Royal Free Trust said it plans to continue testing a kidney monitoring app developed by Google DeepMind, despite regulators moving in.The app, known as Streams, aims to help clinicians detect acute kidney injury AKI — a condition that kills more than 1,000 people a month.A Royal Free spokesman denied that trials with DeepMind had been suspended after TechCrunch reported the app was not currently being used."The UK s medicines and healthcare devices regulator, the MHRA, is in talks with Google DeepMind and the Royal Free about the app, according to TechCrunch."We have been in contact with Google since May 4 and are currently in discussions with them about whether or not their app needs to be registered as a device," a spokesman for the MHRA told TechCrunch.The Information Commissioners Office ICO is also investigating the partnership between the two organisations after receiving a small number of complaints from individuals.So far, the Royal Free has carried out three small "user tests" for the Streams app involving an unspecified number of patients.Each trial lasted between two and six days and involved up to six clinicians.DeepMind came under scrutiny after New Scientist revealed it had signed an extensive data-sharing agreement with the NHS Royal Free Trust to develop the Streams app.The agreement gives DeepMind access to 1.6 million medical records for patients across three London hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free.Through the data-sharing agreement with the NHS, DeepMind will be able to see data that is unrelated to kidney function, including whether people are HIV-positive as well as details of drug overdoses and abortions.Privacy campaigners and healthcare professionals have questioned why DeepMind needs access to so much data to develop a relatively niche app.A board of healthcare experts and government tech leaders are due to scrutinise DeepMind's work with the NHS.
In case you were wondering what John Fanning was up to these daysThe US Federal Trade Commission FTC is claiming victory after the US Court of Appeals upheld a verdict it won over reputation site court ruled that John Fanning, the former Napster CEO and chairman, deceived customers about data collection and membership benefits of, a social networking/smear website that was shut down in 2014.The FTC said in a summary decision that the site was misrepresenting the source of its data by claiming another individual had created the pages it was generating itself, and lying to customers about the benefits of purchasing the membership packages."This ruling makes it clear that the defendant's misrepresentations in this case were harmful to consumers," FTC consumer protection bureau director Jessica Rich proclaimed."We are pleased with the ruling, and will closely monitor the defendant's compliance with the order, as we do in all our cases."Specifically, the court struck down personal monitoring provisions placed on Fanning himself, finding that the FTC has no grounds to order the Jerk founder to tell officials about each and every job he holds.
Google has just had its 2016 annual developer conference and a number of exciting new innovations were announced.Here are the most interesting takeawaysGoogle just had its 2016 Google I/O developer conference and a lot of exciting stuff has been announced, although some of the predictions about what was expected to be covered haven't quite come true, and instead, the internet giant has managed to surprise the tech industry with new technologies and innovations to existing products.Google also says that it has improved the Google Assistant to provide even better search that provides accurate answers immediately and works better than existing assistants on the market.Then there's Duo, which offers instant video calling that is also end-to-end encrypted and offers a much better video quality by proactively monitoring network quality several times a second and seamlessly switches between data and Wi-Fi.A demo showing the new Daydream VR controller being used to wave a magic wand in a VR game appA demonstration of the controller in action playing games looks really positive and Google says that users will also be able to watch IMAX films as immersive experiences on Daydream as well as enjoying watching all standard videos from YouTube in a new way.A key part of this is its improved Vulkan graphics processor, as well as the new Just In Time JIT compiler, which is able to install apps 75% faster and reduce the size of compiled code by 50%.
Google I/O 2016 Google's I/O developer conference isn't just about code – the Chocolate Factory has many schemes and attendees have been drawn to a large balloon hovering in a corner of the conference venue.Each balloon has a 100W solar panel array that charges a battery for nighttime operations, LTE antennas capable of covering around 80 kilometers on the ground, and additional antennas to relay traffic to other balloons.A Google spokesman told The Reg that the instrument package hasn't been finalized and may include weather-monitoring kit that could be used by Google, and possibly sold on to weather forecasting agencies.The system has had a number of trials, notably in New Zealand – where Google partnered with local telco Vodafone to provide a network backbone for the LTE traffic.So far the results have been good, Google said, but the system needs to be tested at scale using thousands of balloons.It's an interesting project, and one that would be welcomed in large chunks of the world where coverage is sporadic or unavailable.
SAP has released a beta version of its Hana Cloud Platform for Cloud Foundry.The software giant yesterday released a Cloud Foundry beta service that works on the Pivotal-inspired open-source cloud.Coming with the beta is support for Java, Node.js, HTML5, MongoDB, Redis, PostgresSQL and RabbitMQ.SAP said this would let developers build apps and services using the combination of Cloud Foundry and SAP s HANA Cloud Platform.Also announced was a cloud edition of its HTML5 Fiori UI environment.It includes monitoring and analytics, ability to manage mobile applications and systems management.
Two years ago, the French Thales Alenia Space's project Stratobus. Now, the development started with a grant from the French state on the equivalent of SEK 150 million, writes of Thales in a press release. The airship that is about 100 meters long and 30 meters wide will be able to unload 250 kg. For example, surveillance equipment and cameras that can be used for border surveillance, reconnaissance by pirate ships, monitoring of oil platforms, environmental studies and meteorological data acquisition. But Stratobus can also become a platform for telecommunications and become a link between satellites and ground or used to provide internet access, better mobile coverage and accuracy of GPS positioning. It is hoped that Stratobus to be kept in the air for up to a year before a shutdown is needed for service and maintenance.
A specially outfitted hybrid Ford Fusion—complete with radars, laser scanners and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment—will be on the streets of Pittsburgh in coming weeks, collecting mapping data and testing its self-driving abilities.Uber said a trained driver will be in the driver s seat monitoring operations while the car is in self-driving mode.The tests are part of Uber s efforts, still in the early stages, to develop autonomous driving technology.Self-driving cars have the potential to save millions of lives and improve quality of life for people around the world, Uber said in a blog post on its site, citing a statistic that 94% of car accidents that result in the loss of live involve human error.Earlier this month, rival Lyft Inc. and its partner General Motors Co. GM -1.46 % said the companies would begin testing a fleet of self-driving electric taxis on public roads.Federal regulators are working to help companies figure out how to meet safety standards when designing cars.
Enterprise resource planning ERP is a software that helps businesses manage several different assets, such as financials, operations and human resources.It lets companies use a set of integrated applications to manage those same assets and helps automate a range of back office functions.Before implementation, businesses need to find which solution in the market that gives them the best benefits as there is a wide range of providers out there.By harvesting, processing and helping managing the company through data, businesses are able to take more reactive and correct decisions which will go down well with their needs in most occasions.When it comes to HR management, an ERP system can easily help manage all related employee issues, such as hiring processes, management and salary payments.For example, it usually has a high cost of implementation and maintenance, and there are not that many people out there with the skills to solve ERP related technical issues.
Uber said on Thursday that it planned to test a self-driving car on the streets of Pittsburgh, its first step toward becoming a company that uses robots instead of drivers to power its car-hailing service.This means people around Pittsburgh will most likely spot a few unusual-looking Ford Fusions driving around the city's bridges and streets in the coming weeks.The defining feature of Uber's self-driving cars is that they have a visible battery of rooftop sensors.They will also be clearly marked "Uber," and there will be a person in the driver's seat.From Uber's announcement blog post:The car, a hybrid Ford Fusion, will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities.When it's in self-driving mode, a trained driver will be in the driver's seat monitoring operations.The Uber ATC car comes outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment.Uber went on to say that the company was still "in the early days" of its self-driving effort, but it has been signaling a big investment into self-driving technology for a while."Or are we going to resist the future, like that taxi industry before us?Uber's blog post said the company chose Pittsburgh "as the home of our Advanced Technologies Center because of its world-class engineering talent and research facilities."
And while that is still several years away today the company to one more step in that direction, confirming it is testing its own self-driving car on the streets of Pittsburgh.The car will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities, with a trained driver in the driver s seat monitoring operations at all times."While Uber is still in the early days of our self-driving efforts, every day of testing leads to improvements," the company says."Right now we re focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it s safe for everyone on the road — pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers."Self-driving cars are generally expected to bring a number of benefits when the technology is ready for public use.From less congestion, more affordable and accessible transportation, and far fewer lives lost in car accidents.
Theranos' business model is built on the idea that it can offer more than 100 simple blood tests directly to patients at a much lower cost than traditional blood labs, ideally using its own technology to test that blood with only a finger-prick.But it has faced accusations about the validity of its technology since last year, and in January the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found problems with its Northern California lab in January, saying some of its practices "pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.Its founder Elizabeth Holmes said in a TV interview recently that, "we stopped testing and have taken the approach of saying, 'Let s rebuild this entire lab from scratch so that we can ensure it never happens again.Take a consumer genetics test, for example: Rather than making an appointment at the doctor, sitting for an array of expensive genetic tests, waiting days for the results and then having to trek back to the office to discuss them at your physician's convenience, the company offered a simple, straightforward alternative: Spit in a tube, mail it in, and get results online in a visual, simple-to-understand format.Theranos has been doing something similar, but with blood instead of spit."We've taken comprehensive corrective measures to address the issues CMS raised in their observations.Many "disruptive" Silicon Valley health companies have run into this regulatory problem as well.But because Theranos focuses on blood tests, which provide information that the average person could act on, like diagnosing a sexually transmitted disease or monitoring an existing diagnosis, Theranos faces an additional scrutiny.For example, a patient who had gotten a blood test through Theranos went to the emergency room in 2014 after a blood-test result that showed abnormally high results, The Journal reported."Holmes then went on to explain, in veiled terms, a bit about how the company runs its tests in an attempt to dispel some claims about dilution methods.
US car-hailing company Uber has joined the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.Aside from pioneer Google, companies like Tesla are also developing the technology, while Chinese car and tech firms have also made significant progress.But Uber's big inconvenience is the fact it needs drivers, and so this line of research is about eliminating that final piece of the puzzle to boost profits even more.Uber isn't alone - rival ride-sharing service Lyft announced a tie-up with Chevrolet to use autonomous driving as well, but it's Uber that seems unstoppable in its goal to be the dominant force in global ground travel.Uber said in its statement that real-world testing was "critical to our efforts to develop self-driving technology", and explained a trained driver was still monitoring operations in the car at all times.The company has also recently joined a coalition with Google and several car makers to help steer the regulations needed to make self-drive cars a reality.
Miniature flying robot that can perch and take off could be used in search and rescue, scientists sayScientists have designed flying, insect-sized robots that can perch and launch from ceilings.Dr Mirko Kovac, director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory of Imperial College, London, who was not involved in this study, told BBC News that similar robots were currently being trialled in environmental monitoring and disaster-relief efforts.Equipped with sensors, swarms of these small, relatively cheap robots, Dr Kovac explained, could alert first responders to the most intense areas of forest fires or other natural disasters.Detaching easily from a surface was another challenge; if perching was the only goal, Mr Graule said, "we could have put a little glue on top of the robot".To solve these problems, the researchers designed a small, flat "landing patch" with an electrostatic charge that can be switched on and off.What the team is most excited about though are the opportunities that such minuscule component parts promise for other applications.