the Typhoon or tropical cyclones caused crop damage have pushed the potato chip prices skyrocketed in Japan, media report.the Popular japanese potato chip prices have even gone up sixfold online store sites after the large japanese snack-products, manufacturers Calbee and Koike-Ya announced he was quitting temporarily for many popular potato chip product sales.Notifications in the background is a potato shortage, which is due to the fact that the Japanese potato harvest missed a lot of the usual smaller typhoon of the damage caused due.japan's northern main islands, namely Hokkaido struck last August, four of the typhoon.the Island is Japan's most important potato production areas, and the typhoon-induced flood reduction in the potato crop significantly.the News agency Bloomberg according to the popular potato chip flavors sales cessation of the led chips hoarding goods, which has been reflected in the empty hyllyinä supermarkets.
To get some insight, The Verge interviewed Faraday's VP of global manufacturing, Dag Reckhorn, who offered up some details about the $1 billion factory the company is building in Nevada, along with other company plans.The company is developing a "variable platform architecture," a foundation that it could scale up or down depending on a car's model and size.This means the company could attract large crowds for tours to increase brand awareness.LeEco, the so-called "Netflix of China," financially supports Faraday, but it also recently released a concept for its own autonomous electric vehicle called the LeSEE.But Reckhorn made clear that the LeSEE will have no bearing on Faraday's designs, but Faraday would try to incorporate LeEco's app ecosystem into its cars.It's just a matter of time until self-driving cars flood the streets, but the road to get there will be filled with regulatory hurdles and technological challenges.John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, has compiled a detailed report on self-driving cars that examines the major strides automakers and tech companies have made to overcome the barriers currently preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the market.Further, the report examines global survey results showing where fully autonomous cars are highly desired.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Three barriers have been preventing fully autonomous cars from hitting the road: 1 high technological component prices; 2 varying degrees of consumer trust in the technology; and 3 relatively nonexistent regulations.California's regulations stipulate that a fully autonomous car must have a driver behind the wheel at all times, discouraging Google's and Uber's idea of a driverless taxi system.In full, the report:Examines consumer trust in fully autonomous vehiclesIdentifies technological advancements that have been made in the industryAnalyzes the cost of fully autonomous technology and identifies how cost is being reducedExplains the current regulations surrounding fully autonomous carsTo get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the emerging world of self-driving cars.
For the better part of the last month, a uniquely designed floating home named Flood House has been slowly navigating the Thames Estuary located just due east of the city of London.Designed by London-area architect Matthew Butcher, Flood House s main task is to monitor temperature, wind speeds, and moisture around different parts of the estuary in an effort to judge the home s varying levels of livability.Though it s since traveled roughly 20 miles since beginning its journey, Butcher has yet to officially dive into the full set of data.While designing Flood House, Butcher gleaned inspiration from various other homes he s seen along the estuary s shores such as the stilt-sitting Maunsell forts constructed during World War II.Unlike the World War II era, however, the tech Butcher has at his disposal to comb through the data should provide dramatically better insight.With a month s worth of data and information stashed away, Flood House s time in the Thames Estuary has come to a close but Butcher s work is far from over.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f95214%2fscreen shot 2016-05-23 at 4.43.42 pm 2 Xiaomi has been running a livestream online to demonstrate the battery life of its behemoth 6.44-inch Mi Max phablet — and the show's been on for nearly two weeks now.The Chinese phone giant launched the stream on May 10 at 4pm in the afternoon local time, right after it launched the device.Each hour, the phone's screen is briefly turned on to show it's still running.Thanks to the phone's massive body, Xiaomi's been able to put a 4,850 mAh battery in it, which has been powering the device for a mind-boggling two weeks.Users tuning in continue to flood the chat box with a whizzing stream of remarks.Several Chinese papers have commented on the livestream, with one saying it taps into the "emptiness" of present youth in the country who are addicted to their devices and online videos.
There s a tremendous amount of content out there.How are you as a B2B marketer to compete with the flood of content marketing assets currently inundating the marketplace?What kinds of content are more effective than others?Eric Biener, Madison Logic s VP of Content Marketing Services, explains how you can make your content marketing stand out.
In the case of the White Walkers, we learn that the deadliest threat facing the world isn t simply a villainous, conquering race that suddenly appeared north of the Wall, but a living weapon engineered by the Children of the Forest thousands of years ago during their war with the First Men.Cersei, after all, was the mother of a boy tyrant whose appetite for sadism almost turned on her at least once—and a queen who unwisely armed a religious zealot and almost immediately found herself in his crosshairs.Although he prides himself on his intellectual superiority, her brother Tyrion seems poised to make the same mistake in Meereen that Cersei made in King s Langing: assuming religious militants will serve interests that aren t their own.Jaqen then gives a brief origin story of the Faceless Men, who were slaves in Volantis until they founded not just the House of Black and White but the city of Braavos itself.Rather than the consummately honorable hero we know and love, Ned is portrayed as a bumbling and power-hungry usurper; the Lannister propaganda about Ned hasn t only succeeded, it s passed into common lore.His existence narrows to a single suicidal command that Bran desperately burns into his mind—to hold the door against the flood of zombies—a thought that crowds out every other word, every other opportunity, even his own name.
View photosMoreCustomers queue to draw money from an ATM outside a branch of South Africa's Standard Bank in Cape Town, March 15, 2016.REUTERS/Mike HutchingsPRETORIA Reuters - The theft of $13 million from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from South African lender Standard Bank prompted a call for vigilance from South Africa's central bank on Wednesday.Thieves made 14,000 withdrawals in just three hours - 78 a minute - from bank machines at 7-Eleven convenience stores across Japan, according to a source familiar with the matter.Japan's Mainichi newspaper citing sources reported that police suspect more than 100 people were involved in the theft which took place on May 15, a Sunday, in Tokyo and across 16 prefectures.Most ATMs in 7-Eleven stores belong to Seven Bank, a Japanese lender part-owned by Seven & I Holdings which operates the store chain in Japan.Experts said both banks should shoulder some blame for failing to monitor the flood of transactions, saying they should have had systems in place to detect unusual activity.
The National Security Agency is perhaps the most secretive of the 17 intelligence agencies that make up the sophisticated US spy network.Created in secret in 1952, the NSA was once jokingly referred to as "No Such Agency" or "Never Say Anything."But now, especially after a flood of top secret documents were leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden, NSA is a household name.The agency, previously shy about official statements and transparency, now has websites dedicated to its own message surrounding the leaks.And the official in charge of its elite hacker unit — which it denied even existed before Snowden — gave a public talk in February.Tech Insider was recently in Washington to cover a DARPA event at the Pentagon, so we decided to make a slight detour out to the National Cryptologic Museum, a public facility that's just a stone's throw away from NSA headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.Here's what's inside.View As: One PageSlides
Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes—become the master of your own topographic creations with an augmented reality sandbox.This project uses a Kinect camera, a projector, a big tub of sand, and some free software to overlay a colorful, animated topographic map over piles of sand.The map constantly updates as you move the hills and mountains around with your hands.The best part of the video is when The Lord makes it rain, causing an epic flood and sending thousands of unseen inhabitants to their watery graves.We wrote about the AR Sandbox three years ago when the project first made the rounds.Go forth and create, then destroy, the sand worlds of your imagination!
View photosMoreA woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken February 24, 2016.Google relied on high-profile witnesses like Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to convince jurors it used Java to create its own innovative product, rather than steal another company s intellectual property, as Oracle claimed.A trial in 2012 ended in a deadlocked jury.Shares of Oracle and Alphabet were little-changed in after-hours trade following the verdict.A flood of copyright lawsuits has failed to materialize in the two years since that federal appeals court ruling, suggesting Oracle's lawsuit will not ultimately have a wide impact on the sector.Under U.S. copyright law, "fair use" allows limited use of material without acquiring permission from the rights holder for purposes such as research.
Freelancer-finding site Fiverr has booted out users offering distributed denial of service attack for-hire groups for as low as US$5.Fiverr is a service that connects buyers with professionals like designers and developers, many of whom offer their services for not much more than the price of a beer.One booter bandit told the pair they could use the stresser against any site but advised against targeting government domains."This just goes to show that even DDoSers have some moral compass, as well as a healthy fear of the government," the pair say.The five-bucks-an-hour services represent a new low.The price plunge may be due to the use of hacked infrastructure including home routers to power the booters, while various request amplification tricks can be leveraged to flood targets with large amounts of traffic.
Jim Christie, Reuters — A U.S. jury handed Alphabet s Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Oracle Corp, saying the law allowed Google s use of Oracle s software to create its Android smartphone operating system.The jury unanimously upheld claims by Google that its use of Oracle s Java development platform was protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, bringing the trial to a close without Oracle winning any of the $9 billion in damages it requested.In a retrial at U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Oracle said Google s Android operating system violated its copyright on parts of Java, a development platform.Alphabet s Google unit said it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under fair use.A trial in 2012 ended in a deadlocked jury.The trial was closely watched by software developers, who feared an Oracle victory could spur more software copyright lawsuits.However, investors saw little risk for Google.Shares of Oracle and Alphabet were little-changed in after-hours trade following the verdict.After the first trial, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled that the elements of Java at issue were not eligible for copyright protection at all.However, a federal appeals court disagreed in 2014, ruling that computer language that connects programs — known as application programing interfaces, or APIs — can be copyrighted.In the two years since that federal appeals court ruling, however, a flood of copyright lawsuits against tech companies has not materialized.That could suggest Oracle s lawsuit will not ultimately have a wide impact on the sector.Under U.S. copyright law, fair use allows limited use of material without acquiring permission from the rights holder for purposes such as research.During retrial, Oracle attorneys deemed Google s defenses the fair-use excuse.The retrial, which lasted about two weeks, featured testimony from high profile executives including Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Larry Page, and Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz.
Investing in undersea internet cables has been a big part of data strategy plans for tech giants in recent years.Now Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up for the mother of all cables: A 4,100-mile monster that can move 160 Tbps, which will make it the highest-capacity cable on Earth.Last year, Microsoft first announced it would need to lay such a cable to help funnel the ever increasing flood of customer data that s stored in the cloud.Were some kind of disaster—say nuclear attack, earthquake, or even a ship s anchor, no joke—to hit the region, it could wipe many of them out.Telecom companies like AT and Sprint have traditionally helped finance these types of cables, but they re quickly being outpaced in both length and capacity by tech companies.Although several cables are longer like the 24,000 mile SEA-ME-WE-3 which connects two dozen countries , MAREA has eight fiber pairs where many cables only have two.
Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes—become the master of your own topographic creations with an augmented reality sandbox.This project uses a Kinect camera, a projector, a big tub of sand, and some free software to overlay a colorful, animated topographic map over piles of sand.The map constantly updates as you move the hills and mountains around with your hands.The best part of the video is when The Lord makes it rain, causing an epic flood and sending thousands of unseen inhabitants to their watery graves.We wrote about the AR Sandbox three years ago when the project first made the rounds.Go forth and create, then destroy, the sand worlds of your imagination!
Twilio, the cloud communications platform, has revealed its IPO filing, signifying that it could enter the public markets as early as next month.If the company ends up going through with its plans, it would likely be just the third tech IPO of the year.Twilio s decision to reveal its filing right now indicates that the company believes it s on track to go public very soon.The company cited some possible risk factors, including our use of open source software could negatively affect our ability to sell our products and subject us to possible litigation.In the public markets, tech IPOs are evaluated as a broader category, even if the companies themselves have fundamentally different business models.We don t see this as reopening the flood gates, but we are sure it will be watched and will influence timing decisions.
Investing in undersea internet cables has been a big part of data strategy plans for tech giants in recent years.Now Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up for the mother of all cables: A 4,100-mile monster that can move 160 Tbps, which will make it the highest capacity cable on Earth.Last year, Microsoft first announced it would need to lay such a cable to help funnel the ever increasing flood of customer data that s stored in the cloud.Were some kind of disaster — say nuclear attack, earthquake, or even a ship s anchor, no joke — to hit the region, it could wipe many of them out.Telecom companies like AT and Sprint have traditionally helped finance these types of cables, but they re quickly being outpaced in both length and capacity by tech companies.Although several cables are longer like the 24,000 mile SEA-ME-WE-3 which connects two dozen countries , MAREA has eight fibre pairs where many cables only have two.
View photosMoreA woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken February 24, 2016.Google relied on high-profile witnesses like Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to convince jurors it used Java to create its own innovative product, rather than steal another company s intellectual property, as Oracle claimed.A trial in 2012 ended in a deadlocked jury.Shares of Oracle and Alphabet were little-changed in after-hours trade following the verdict.A flood of copyright lawsuits has failed to materialize in the two years since that federal appeals court ruling, suggesting Oracle's lawsuit will not ultimately have a wide impact on the sector.Under U.S. copyright law, "fair use" allows limited use of material without acquiring permission from the rights holder for purposes such as research.
Investing in undersea internet cables has been a big part of data strategy plans for tech giants in recent years.Now Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up for the mother of all cables: A 4,100-mile monster that can move 160 Tbps, which will make it the highest capacity cable on Earth.Last year, Microsoft first announced it would need to lay such a cable to help funnel the ever increasing flood of customer data that s stored in the cloud.Were some kind of disaster — say nuclear attack, earthquake, or even a ship s anchor, no joke — to hit the region, it could wipe many of them out.Telecom companies like AT and Sprint have traditionally helped finance these types of cables, but they re quickly being outpaced in both length and capacity by tech companies.Although several cables are longer like the 24,000 mile SEA-ME-WE-3 which connects two dozen countries , MAREA has eight fibre pairs where many cables only have two.
Courtside seats to Monday night's game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder are selling for nearly $30,000 a pop on online resale sites.StubHub currently has two VIP courtside tickets to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals available at $29,680 apiece, while TicketMaster has a few tickets going for $25,938 per seat.In fact, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, two unidentified fans were able to purchase floor seats to Monday's game at $29,000 each through TicketMaster.All floor seat tickets have been sold out for a while.Rovell also notes that the series finale between the Warriors and Thunder has the second-highest average price $960 per ticket for an NBA Game 7 in the past 5 years, only trailng the average list price for the last game of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs $1,346 per ticket .The high demand for Monday night's game isn't all too surprising.The Warriors are the defending champs and set the best winning record in NBA history this season, while the Thunder's playing for a return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012.The winner of Monday's game will head to the Finals to play against Lebron James' Cleveland Cavaliers.But it's also partly due to the renewed interest in the Warriors by the Silicon Valley techie crowd.The Warriors' home arena has seen a flood of celebrities and tech bigwigs show up on courtside over the last two seasons, as the team started playing much better than the past four decades.In case you're wondering what a $30,000 courtside seat looks like, here's the view:NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
China is updating its navy into the 21st century, and as part of that initiative, it s adding a fleet of massive support ships to help stretch its limbs around the world.The latest and largest of these ships, the Guang Hua Kou, was launched last month at Guangdong Shipyard International.Though the ship is formally built for COSCO Heavy Transport, a state-owned civilian firm, it will likely be made available for the People s Liberation Army Navy PLAN for peace and wartime operations, reports Popular Science.In order to load other ships, semi-submersible vessels like the Guang Hua Kou flood their ballast tanks to sink below the water s surface and position their payload over the vessel s submerged deck before pumping water out to lift the ship.The Guang Hua Kou clocks at nearly 700 feet long and 225 feet wide, enabling it to carry ships as big as missile destroyers.Over the past six months, China has literally created a greater military presence in the South China Sea by constructing artificial islands, on which they ve erected lighthouses and even landed airplanes.
More

Top