No, it's dynamic remotely operated navigation equipment, more commonly known as a drone.But as they have taken off in popularity, the number of problems associated with drones is also on the rise.During US President Barack Obama's visit to the UK in April, the threat from drones was considered so severe that their usage was banned across parts of London and Windsor.The Liberal Democrats called for a code of practice to govern how councils use drones while the information watchdog said it was concerned by the news and said councils should consider whether drones were necessary and proportionate .The drone is part of Amazon's future delivery system known as Prime Air, where several different drones will be deployed for package deliveries.In 2013, Domino's released footage purporting to show tests of a remote-controlled pizza delivery and in 2014, a Russian pizza chain delivered by drone.
Speaking at Recode's Code Conference, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company plans to 'put more thought' into its Nexus devices, which could include customising the Android software that runs them.Richard Windsor, analyst at Edison Investment Research, says that this move from Google could signal the tech giant's intention to ready take complete control of Android software."A proprietary version of Android will allow Google to fix the endemic fragmentation that plagues Android and to take back control of software updates.However, there are different phones with varied software and applications that work in several ways, making Android phones hard to use and sometimes leading to less capacity when compared to iPhones that have hardware and software designed only by Apple.They have the best new features of Android and inspire manufacturing partners to implement them in their own devices.However, the move will not be wihout its challeneges, with Windsor saying:"The real problem with this move will be getting it past the Android developer community but here Oracle is the ace up Google's sleeve.
Technology analyst Richard Windsor says that a highly confidential internal project is underway to rewrite the ART runtime, removing any lingering dependencies from the freely downloadable open source AOSP Android Open Source Project code base.Vanilla AOSP phones are only really commercially viable in China, where many people buy a Google-free phone and download the Chinese services they need; in the rest of the world, a Google-free phone isn t competitive.Samsung no longer has the market share to take the industry with it, Windsor says.Secondly, they can t. Android is brutally competitive.To go from Android 4 to Android 5, you need more memory, RAM and storage, which increases the BoM costs, so no one s done it, he explains.New phones are replacing old phones – that s how new platform software is coming into the market.
Google would then be able to bring the ecosystem up to date much more quickly than it does today.As Windsor pointed out in a recent interview, this is all new models, such as the Galaxy S7.Sony, Motorola, Samsung and LG were early supporters and helped Android s momentum become unstoppable.Silver was a freshly minted premium brand for Android phones – that we described as a dagger aimed at the heart of Samsung and Sony.But a hard-to-pronounce Chinese brand might not inspire much confidence down at Tesco.It was as if a veteran actor in a long-running soap got sent next season's scripts and couldn t find their name anywhere.
Rockstar has revealed the fastest car ever to grace GTA Online, and it will only cost you $2.7 million.These power-ups include Beasted, Zoned, Doped, Raging, Flipped and Dark.You can catch them in action in the video below:The Finance and Felony expansion for GTA Online not only includes the Grotti X80 Proto, but a bunch of other vehicles, too.We ve compiled all of the new vehicles and their respective prices below.New CarsPegassi Reaper: $1,595,000Vapid FMJ: $1,750,000Enus Windsor Drop: $900,000Grotti Bestia GTS: $610,000Benefactor XLS: $253,000 – $522,000Bravado Rumpo Custom: $130,000Specialist vehiclesVolatus chopper: $2,295,000Cargobob Jetsam: $1,995,000Nimbus jet: $1,900,000Cargobob: $1,790,000Tug boat: $1,250,000Brickade armoured truck: $1,110,000In order to purchase every new car on display you ll need a whopping $16 million in your in-game wallet.Pocket change, really.
Photo: Gustavo Alvedra / IS The technology sector following the analyst's concern is, Tencent how to get a good return on their investment-Supercell. The gaming company supercel trade raises questions about whether our Tencent to get a good return on their investment, estimated independent technology analyst Richard Windsor. He considered from the perspective of Tencent advantage of trade precisely the fact that the Super Cell will become the company's strategy, based on an ecosystem outside of China. Supercell retains the full autonomy of trade. Windsor believes that supercel integration with Tencent Chinese investment is not important, because a very small proportion of Tencent's current portfolio is relevant and abroad. He estimates that this includes, for example, the construction of a large community around the supercel hundred million daily active users, so that there is more involved games or other digital services, such as instant messaging or music.
Even Nintendo is concerned about the United Kingdom s decision to leave the European Union.During a question and answer session with shareholders on June 29, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima was asked if the U.K. leaving the EU would affect the Japanese game company, which will have to launch the new code-named NX home gaming console next March.The U.K. is the sixth largest gaming market in the world at $3.83 billion, according to research firm Newzoo.The Brexit puts the U.K. s future financial situation into question.Here is what Kimishima said:Basically, the Brexit makes Nintendo s future in Europe uncertain.Nintendo of Europe s main headquarters is in Frankfurt, Germany, but the company does have an office in Windsor, Berkshire that s responsible for U.K. sales, marketing, and distribution.Nintendo plans to launch a new console, the NX, in March 2017.A weakened U.K. economy could hurt that console s debut in the region.If the pound continues to fall, U.K. citizens might be less likely to spend money on a new gaming system.
Oblivious players fail to pay attention to unsafe surroundings, says police chief.The super popular, augmented reality Pokémon Go game isn't so great for players' physical safety, a band of US police warned on Monday 11 July .Players tracking down a rare Pokémon can become so focused on the hunt and engrossed in the game, that they fail to pay attention to their surroundings, or place themselves in danger by travelling or wandering, unwittingly, in to unsafe spots.New Jersey police are so concerned about the potential risks that they have issued an advisory to players, reported ABC News,"Please be aware of your surroundings and always use best practices for personal safety no matter where an app tells you to go," West Windsor Police Lieutenant Garofalo wrote in the advisory.Garofalo said that he has already warned officers that people who are acting bizarrely or wandering in strange locations may just be playing the smartphone game.
Long ago, as the crew of the Enterprise explored the final frontier, one man boldly did what few—if any—actors had ever done before: construct a language from scratch.But while James Doohan Scotty may have invented a form of Klingon on the set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture , the real credit for its enduring legacy goes to linguist Marc Okrand, who started developing Klingon for Trek films in 1984, bringing constructed languages conlangs to generations of new enthusiasts, from Trekkers to Dune fans to Na vi admirers.But as part of a TV show beloved by millions of viewers, Okrand s Klingon brought conlangs to the popular lexicon.According to Joey Windsor, a linguistics doctoral student at University of Calgary, Okrand designed Klingon against the conventions of human language: It s meant to sound alien.To help celebrate this week s 50th anniversary of Star Trek, WIRED asked Windsor to put together a primer on the language.Usage: Instead of all the best or have a nice day, let your parting words say what you really mean.
Of course the iPhone is a great product and Chinese consumers caught the fever as fully as anyone.But Apple has mostly avoided going head to head with Chinese companies.To do so is not a recommended strategy, a fact borne out by a string of precedents, the most recent being the roadblock encountered by the supposedly unstoppable Uber.As technology and Internet analyst Dr Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile points out, when Apple got its market share it took it away from Samsung – and that's not a threat.He went on to say that "Chinese Digital Life" is now an area is completely dominated by three companies: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent BATs , who will gradually compete more aggressively with one another as growth slows down.Windsor, who was speaking at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business CKGSB inaugural "China Start" programme in Beijing, pointed to some key differences, such as access and control, while giving a snapshot of the market.
Technology analyst Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile talks about Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay.The launch of Alibaba Group's new data centre in Zhangbei, Hebei province, China on 12 September 2016We have noticed you are using an ad blockerTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Just as foreign companies have struggled to gain a presence in the Chinese market, Chinese companies are likely to have a similarly difficult time in getting a foothold in the overseas market.
MoreGraphic depicts the range of sensor information feeding a new set of live traffic services digital mapping company HERE is introducing ahead of the Paris Motor Show in conjunction with automakers Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and other, yet-to-be-named automotive partners.PARIS/FRANKFURT Reuters - Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week's Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to compete."This is how the automotive industry may be able to fight off the threat that Apple and particularly Google represent to their brands as digital services become more and more important," technology investment analyst Richard Windsor said.Also General Motors , Nissan and VW are experimenting with a plan to pull video data captured by their customers' vehicles using Israeli firm Mobileye's camera-based sensor systems, that may soon give automakers an edge over the likes of Google in the precision-mapping required for driverless cars .However, it remains to be seen whether carmakers can charge premium prices for connected car services as technology companies like Google look to develop similar offerings for free, supported by advertising or other business models.A deal by traffic data start-up Inrix to supply data to Google-owned crowd-sourced traffic and navigation service Waze will help drivers find parking spots on smartphones using the free app.
Reuters – Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week s Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to compete.This is how the automotive industry may be able to fight off the threat that Apple and particularly Google represent to their brands as digital services become more and more important, technology investment analyst Richard Windsor said.BMW, Daimler and VW s Audi announced this week they would launch new traffic monitoring services next year which give drivers a view of road conditions miles ahead.They are based on video data collected from sensors in other cars and fed to the three carmakers jointly-owned navigation mapping services firm HERE.Separately HERE s Dutch rival TomTom on Thursday announced traffic data deals with truckmaker Volvo and carmaker Skoda, a VW subsidiary.Also General Motors, Nissan and VW are experimenting with a plan to pull video data captured by their customers vehicles using Israeli firm Mobileye s camera-based sensor systems, that may soon give automakers an edge over the likes of Google in the precision-mapping required for driverless cars.However, it remains to be seen whether carmakers can charge premium prices for connected car services as technology companies like Google look to develop similar offerings for free, supported by advertising or other business models.A deal by traffic data start-up Inrix to supply data to Google-owned crowd-sourced traffic and navigation service Waze will help drivers find parking spots on smartphones using the free app.And Renault said on Thursday it was showing a prototype of a Waze system built into its car dashboards which run Android Auto, Google s operating system for carmakers.Meanwhile connecting cars on the move with the Internet also needs more reliable mobile telecoms networks.With that aim, Germany s top automakers said this week they were teaming up with telecoms network equipment makers Ericsson, Huawei , Nokia, Qualcomm and Intel  to help with developing the next-generation 5G networks set to debut around 2020.At the same time carmakers are now racing to plot their courses to building self-driving vehicles over the next five years, a dramatic acceleration in pace from the 10- to 15-year timeframes many had charted until pushed to speed up the process by the advances made by Google and Tesla.We see the car transforming from a product into the ultimate platform, Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche told reporters in Paris.Among the car companies there have been two camps, those who are trying to develop their autonomous driving technology in-house, and those who are outsourcing it, but that division is looking set to become less clear-cut due to the need for cooperation in some areas at least.
View photosMoreSales promotion staff stand in front of a Galaxy Note 7 advertisement at a Samsung store in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 11, 2016.SEOUL Reuters - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd scrapped its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Tuesday less than two months after its launch, dealing a huge blow to its reputation and outlook after failing to resolve safety concerns.Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and on Tuesday it finally pulled the plug on the $882 device in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history.We have decided to halt production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 in order to consider our consumers' safety first and foremost," the South Korean firm said in a filing to the Seoul stock exchange.Samsung said earlier it asked all global carriers to stop sales of the Note 7s and the exchange of original devices for replacements, while it worked with regulators to investigate the problem."This is the first time that I have seen a product recall go this badly wrong," financial analyst Richard Windsor said in a note to clients.
Their groundbreaking Level 4 Serialization Cloud platform, Adents Prodigi, allows pharmaceutical laboratories and CMOs to take advantage of the massive amount of data generated during the serialization and Track & Trace process EAST WINDSOR, N.J. & PARIS– BUSINESS WIRE –October 27, 2016– Adents, software developer for unique product identification and track & trace solutions, and Microsoft NASDAQ:MSFT have combined efforts to jointly develop and commercialize a new Cloud platform named Adents Prodigi.Adents Prodigi is the only Level 4 traceability solution that can centrally manage regulatory requirements imposed on the pharmaceutical industry, as well as allow laboratories and CMOs to take advantage of the massive amounts of data generated during the serialization and Track & Trace process.View the full release here: Partnership between Adents & Microsoft – Christophe Devins, Adents left et Bernard Ourghanlian, Microsoft right Adents Adents Prodigi opens up new horizons beyond regulatory compliance in terms of The demand for unique product identification solutions, Adents area of expertise, is fueled by a global increase in regulations, for instance, in the pharmaceutical industry where more than 80% of global drug production will need to be compliant with regulations regarding unit identification by 2019.This new process offers extraordinary opportunities in terms of visibility on the life of products, but also represents a major challenge in terms of data management.Adents Prodigi relies on advanced Microsoft Azure technologies and allows drug manufacturers to securely generate, exchange and control the huge amount of data created through unit identification.The Adents Prodigi platform also integrates data analysis including Microsoft Power BI and machine learning tools, providing powerful analytics capabilities for these new sources of information.
Thousands marched in central London at the Million Mask March.Thousands of masked protesters descended on central London on Saturday night for the Million Mask March, an annual global anti-capitalism and pro-civil liberties demonstration.Wearing characteristic Guy Fawkes masks, supporters of hacking collective Anonymous crowded into Trafalgar Square with scores of police on hand to keep order.The protest passed off without major incident, though by 10.45pm police had made 47 arrests, the majority for drug offences and obstruction of officers.Ugly scenes marred last year s march, which saw four officers injured by missiles and fireworks that were thrown at them.Scotland Yard imposed restrictions on this year s event amid concerns over any repeat of the disorder, limiting the march to three hours between 6pm and 9pm on a route between Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.
Manfrotto may be more known as a tripod company, but their bag lineup is quickly expanding — the company s latest addition adds to the company s stylish lifestyle options with four new bag choices.The Windsor collection highlights style more than the company s traditional black bag options, with leather trim and a subtle plaid tartan interior.While the collection is not the company s first lifestyle option — such as their National Geographic series — the bags offer gear protection by mixing a water-repellent fabric with an attention to detail, like that leather trim.Betabrand s new bag has a built-in reflectorMonfrotto s latest collection includes four similarly styled bags, a backpack, two different sizes of messenger bags, and a shoulder bag.The Windsor Reporter looks more like a laptop bag — and does include a 13-inch laptop sleeve along with space for a DSLR with an attached 24-70mm and space for up to two other lenses.
Ask just about any outdoor enthusiast and they ll tell you that a good multitool is pretty much invaluable while out on the trail.These handy devices usually include everything from knife blades and screw drivers, to box cutters and a needle-nose pliers, all brought together in a compact form that can be worn on your belt or stashed in a pocket until needed.Some have succeeded at this spectacularly, while others have lost sight of that premise and failed miserably.By focusing on one very specific function — making it easier to eat and prepare meals at your campsite — a new multitool called The Muncher falls comfortably in the former category.The Muncher comes our way courtesy of Full Windsor, a company best known for making a line of cycling accessories that includes a couple of well designed multitools.But this seems to be the company s first foray out of the bike industry and into the more general outdoor market segment, although judging from the amount of attention the product is getting on Kickstarter, the firm seems well primed for success.
Sammy can't stand out from the crowd because of non-compete pactA provision in Samsung's 2014 patent-sharing settlement with Google could hurt the South Korean electronics giant's efforts to rebound from the Note 7 recall.Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor says that efforts by Samsung to recover from the disastrous phablet release and subsequent removal from the market will be more difficult for Samsung because it is bound by an agreement not to offer any services that compete with Google's own."Since that time, Samsung has managed to use the fact that it outsells its nearest Android competitor by more than 2 to 1 to gain significant scale benefits to bring its margins back to double digit territory," Windsor explained."However, with Huawei snapping hard at its heels it is once again looking to see if it can also use software and services to eke out some differentiation instead of relying purely on scale."The non-compete deal was reported to have been agreed on as part of a 2014 patent-sharing agreement between Samsung and Google.
There a million websites dedicated to explaining the various ways you can tie a neck tie, but watching someone do it is different from doing it yourself.To minimize the mental gymnastics required, YouTuber BeatTheBush had the idea to record a POV video showing a common way to tie a neck tie.Most tie explainers depict the directions as though you re watching someone tie their own necktie facing you, which requires you to essentially rotate the directions 180 degrees so that you can mimic the motions from your own perspective.BeatTheBush forgoes that with a simple first-person perspective video.He opts for a Windsor knot, probably the most common method.Given that I only wear a neck tie a handful of times a year, I admit that I still often Google it to get it right.