Apart from being a great punk band name, heavy sweat is causing Bose s new SoundSport Wireless headphones to malfunction.In fact, it s so bad that Bose is offering full exchanges for an updated unit to those who think their headphones are freaking out.It s unclear how big of a problem this is for Bose.When testing the SoundSports myself, I didn t run into any of the issues described, and that includes some very sweaty sessions at the gym.CNET s David Carnoy also said he was also couldn t replicate the problems described in Amazon s comments, so it s possible that only a limited number of units are affected.Bose is also launching the SoundSport Pulse in September, which includes a heart rate sensor.
There is no doubt at all that Microsoft is entering relentlessly cloud solutions such as Office 365, Dynamics 365 and Azure, and it is actually difficult to find some information sessions dealing with nothing but clouds. Azure Stack provides the ability to run some of the services available in the public Azure at home and make it easy to move applications between the local environment and the cloud. Read also: How to pull Microsoft customers further down in the swamp license with the new Windows Server 2016 In some cases, companies also have to use Azure Stack, for example, the next version of Dynamics AX only be able to run on Azure Stack because the product is now being made on order to be delivered as a cloud service in the form of Dynamics 365 and Microsoft would obviously not maintain two different code bases, one for traditional installation of an OS and to run on Azure. This has already led to mixed reactions and the tech world sat down with Mark Jewett, Senior Director Product Marketing, Cloud Platform at Microsoft to sort things out. - It is something we will follow closely based on feedback from customers, but as of now is that SQL Azure SQL PaaS service.
Essentially a gag related to the studio's nomenclature, the pot seems to reveal a lot about what makes the good parts of Furi devilishly fun, but also what will surely prevent it from being remembered as a cult classic.In it, you chuck ingredients into a cartoon cooking pot and are treated to a snippet of detail about the ingredient's corresponding game mechanic.Of the eight, four stick out for Furi's case: the flour reflex , carrot timing , cheese precision and a red meat chop measurement .Furi's rapid-fire, isometric mix of dodge-or-die bullet-hell shmups and frantic Devil May Cry-esque swordplay sweats its "go hard, or go home" ethos from every single one of its distinctly retro pores.Every mistimed dash, greedy extra slash or momentary lapse in concentration is immediately punished with varying degrees of severity by its parade of offbeat bosses.Each encounter with the game's promenade of "big bads" are multistage affairs, with squares underneath the foe's health bar indicating how many phases are left.
A lengthy list of Silicon Valley s top players have signed an open letter slamming Donald Trump s bigotry and policies, arguing that the bloviating, radioactive orange slime puddle would be a disaster for innovation.The letter, published this morning on Medium, includes the endorsements of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Tumblr CEO David Karp, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, billionaire entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar, venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, and Arielle Zuckerberg, a partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and sister to Facebook CEO Mark.The letter specifically calls out Trump s divisive candidacy, poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works, and attitudes toward women, immigrants, and people of color.It argues that his approach runs counter to the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy.We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field.He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline.
This sponsored post is produced by Nvidia.Fully immersive virtual reality is finally here with the arrival of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, powerful next-gen VR hardware capable of transporting users to convincingly realistic virtual worlds.But the road to delivering high-quality VR experiences with these new devices wasn t easy.VR requires a great deal of computational power to render up a pair of high-quality stereo images at frame rates much higher than the 60fps you might experience with high-end PC gaming.It must also do this while keeping everything moving smoothly and behaving in a way that feels realistic to the user.It requires specialized technology from companies like Nvidia, which is aiming to build on the strengths of VR, not only with its new GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs, which significantly increase VR performance thanks to their Pascal architecture, but also with Nvidia VR Funhouse, which was designed to showcase the VR capabilities of both the 1080 and 1070 GPUs and the Unreal Engine 4.Built from the ground up for HTC Vive by Nvidia and Lightspeed Studios, Nvidia VR Funhouse is an immersive room-scale VR experience that is now available to download free on Steam.It s actually the first video game developed in-house by Nvidia even though Nvidia has been an essential  in the PC gaming space for years.The games in VR Funhouse are delightful little helpings of bite-size fun.Its world is full of objects that look and behave just like you d expect them to, whether they re gloopy liquids or shattering glass.VR Funhouse s small and perfectly-formed fairground challenges give it the feel of a potential killer app for VR ready PCs.With its a VR experience taken to this technical level, VR Funhouse could do for VR what Wii Sports did for the Nintendo Wii: highlight the possibilities of a groundbreaking new system in a fun and engaging way without any cost to the consumer.It consists of a collection of carnival-style mini games, specifically designed to show off what can be done with GameWorks, Nvidia s development platform for games and graphics, and VRWorks, its suite of APIs, libraries, and engines that enable developers to create stunning VR experiences.VR Funhouse capitalizes on VR s core strengths by engaging us in a familiar set of virtual activities.
The pair will compete in the annual Technovation World Pitch Summit in San Francisco.SAN FRANCISCO -- Teenagers Allison and Jennifer John have been entrepreneurs for just a few months, but already the sisters from Redwood City have learned key skills such how to pivot and the importance of refraining from giggling during a funding pitch.Competing against the John sisters will be three other teams of middle schoolers from around the world, all of whom are vying not only for the cash prize but also for the attention of the A-list investors and tech executives in the audience.Allison, 13, and Jennifer, 15, who built an app called Loc8Don8 that helps people donate unwanted household items, already feel like winners.The girls were selected as finalists from a pool of 800 contestants, and they've gotten an early leg up in a field infamous for being unwelcoming to women."Technology is a high-growth area that women just do not feel they have access to as leaders and change makers," said Tara Chklovski, founder and CEO of Iridescent, the nonprofit that runs the girls-only Technovation World Pitch Summit where the John sisters will present Thursday.This year's finalists include a sex-ed app from Dallas, an app from Kazakhstan that lets residents report infrastructure and environmental concerns to the authorities and an app from Cameroon that promotes the country's agricultural products.
Pokemon is firmly back in the limelight after the wildly popular early release of Pokemon Go, the smartphone-based version of the popular 1990s game.After a brief delay, the app is now available to download for iOS and Android smartphones and is beginning to appear on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for UK players.Its immediate popularity in these three territories quickly began to cause problems, not just for local services, such as a Darwin police station mobbed by players, but for the developer itself – the huge number of those venturing out on their smartphone Pokemon journey crashed servers.Manufacturers Niantic held its release back in other countries until some of the server issues could be fixed, but a full roll-out has now begun.How to get Pikachu as your starter PokemonAs in the Pokemon Red and Blue versions of the original game, you'll be given a choice of Charmander, Squirtle or Bulbasaur when getting started.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC are taking Batman into the free-to-play mobile game market.Mobile is expected to hit $36 billion in revenue this year, an amount that is eclipsing all other game markets.So it s no surprise to see the announcement of Batman: Arkham Underworld, developed by Warner Bros.Turbine studio, which has long focused on massively multiplayer online PC games.The app is now available worldwide for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.It draws on the lore and supervillians of the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham franchise.It puts players in control of Batman s greatest enemies in player-versus-player action as they work their way up the criminal underbelly of Gotham City to build a powerful army of thugs and vie for control of the city.It will be interesting to see how the DC heroes stack up against Marvel, which has been more aggressive in getting superhero games into the mobile market.While Marvel works with partners such as Kabam Marvel Contest of Champions and Netmarble Marvel Future Fight , Warner Bros. turned to its own internal studio, Boston-based Turbine, which recently laid off some staff as it transitioned to mobile.
China still isn t sure if it ll release Ghostbusters, but the country s filmgoers won t be lacking for supernatural insanity if it doesn t. Witness the trailer for fantasy epic League of Gods, touted as a riff on the X-Men though it s actually inspired by ancient Chinese mythology.It s a CGI smorgasbord, and it looks NUTS.It s directed by Koan Xu a VFX artist , and it bears the star power of Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Fan Bingbing, and Louis Koo, among others.Deadline offers a brief synopsis:The story is based on Fengshen Bang, an ancient novel that is part of Chinese mythology.Featuring a group of unique superheroes, the film tells the story of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant under the spell of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.
Snapchat Inc. may start to see more brands paying up for location-based advertising campaigns on its photo-sharing mobile app, thanks to the efforts of another startup, Yext Inc.Advertisers can already pay the social-media service to have branded geofilters -- a type of graphical overlay people can use to decorate photos or videos they re sharing -- to show up in the app in specific locations.To run these campaigns, companies have had to manually provide Snapchat with the exact geographical details of where they want the filters to appear and the dimensions of each space.Yext, whose software helps businesses manage digital location data, has been working with Snapchat to make that process easier.The New York-based startup on Thursday is unveiling a new feature that lets clients give Snapchat all that information with a few taps.Some people are saying Snapchat is the new TV -- that s how much time people are spending in it, said Yext Chief Executive Officer Howard Lerman, who added that customers had been clamoring for the company to integrate its location services with Snapchat s software.They were saying, we re interested in running geofilter campaigns -- can you help us do that?
Microsoft Corp. MSFT 0.31 % won a major legal battle with the Justice Department Thursday when a federal appeals court ruled that a warrant for a suspect s data doesn t extend to information stored in computers overseas.The case, closely watched by Silicon Valley firms, comes amid broader tensions between Europe and the U.S. over government access to data residing in the computers of social media firms and other internet companies.The case arose from a 2013 warrant issued by a federal judge in New York for the email contents of a suspect in a drug trafficking probe.Some of that data happened to reside in Microsoft computers in Ireland, and Microsoft fought the order in court, arguing that it shouldn t be forced to comply with a U.S. court order demanding data held in another country.The case is part of a broader fight between Silicon Valley and Washington over how much authority the government has to force technology companies to help them gather data in investigations.The companies argued that revelations about U.S. spying with the help of telecom companies have heightened foreign sensitivities and placed U.S. firms at a competitive disadvantage abroad.
The first reported instance of a fatal car crash where Tesla's Autopilot was active has many wondering about the technology and just how safe it is.But Autopilot is really a combination of system under a single name, so here's a quick breakdown of what it entails.Put simply, Tesla's technology allows the car to keep in-lane, adjust its speed in accordance with other cars on the road, and change lanes autonomously.Starting in October 2014, Tesla Model S cars were fitted with a camera, sensors, and radar which would eventually allow for the Autopilot function to work.This includes clear lane lines, a somewhat constant speed, a map of the surrounding area, and a good sense of the cars around you.Tesla Autopilot – How does it work?
Looking to reduce the length and cost of the more than 300 clinical trials it conducts each year, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is turning to a cloud platform to manage and monitor every aspect of that process, from trial creation to data collection, cleansing, and submission.They can involve multiple phases; the screening of thousands of patients; the training of various personnel in tens or hundreds of countries, each with their own acceptable-care and safety practices; shipments of perishable goods to sites in those countries; coordination with various contract research organizations CROs and other partners; and the analysis of a variety of original and third-party data. The complexity shouldn t ever be underestimated because there are so many moving parts and it all revolves around the patient, says Steve Rosenberg, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Health Sciences.For example, drug development is informed by the still-fledgling therapeutic model known as precision medicine, whose practices take into account each patient s individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle, as well as the specific variant or mutation of the disease or other condition a patient has contracted.Pfizer has selected Oracle Health Sciences InForm Cloud Service and Siebel Clinical Trial Management System Cloud Service to help simplify how it manages both operational and study data, for in-house as well as outsourced trials, says Rob Goodwin, Pfizer vice president of global product development.Pfizer is known for Celebrex, Lipitor, Viagra, Xanax, and other prescriptions drugs, as well as such over-the-counter brands as Advil, Centrum, and Robitussin.
Yesterday in Brooklyn, 33 people from a single neighborhood wound up in the hospital after smoking synthetic marijuana.Those afflicted could barely hold themselves up.Another problem: The people using them usually have no idea what they re actually smoking, so figuring out the right dose can be difficult—and dangerous.Synthetic marijuana has its origins in the early 1990s, when a Clemson University chemist named John Huffman synthesized a group of chemicals that interacted with cellular mechanisms in the same way as the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.He was trying to help other researchers figure out how the brain worked.Specifically, the network of neural receptors activated by cannabinoids like THC.
Reactions range from sheepish grins to earnest explanations to expressions of what did I walk into?No two responses are the same unless you count blushing , but in a country of 122 languages, six national religions, and 1.3 billion people it s hard to imagine they would be.co-founder and CEO Sameer Pitalwalla asks.As smartphone usage grows across India, online videos and comment threads are changing how young people throughout the country learn about the rest of the world—and how they see India s role within it.By using man-on-the-street videos to provide viewers a vocabulary about delicate subjects, the channel prepares them to talk to each other about larger issues in person—and, hopefully, to recognize their own ability to change the conversation.It freed up cellular access, and triggered a social revolution, says Nimmi Rangaswamy, an anthropologist and sociologist at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad.
MENLO PARK -- Facebook may put a $6.3 million fee it owes Menlo Park for a planned campus expansion directly into an affordable housing development instead of a city account for similar projects in the future."Facebook is partnering with MidPen Housing to explore how future BMR below-market-rate fees can be used to accelerate the development of affordable housing," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to The Daily News.The city's affordable housing fund, which contains roughly $10 million, has been criticized for not being spent in a timely fashion."The City currently has a significant balance of BMR Fees that could be used to make an immediate impact on the problem through investment in affordable housing," MidPen president Matthew O'Franklin wrote in a letter to the city June 29."The City received three proposals ... in November 2015 and those funds have yet to be committed."Lily Gray of MidPen said the social media company's money could be used for a planned redevelopment on the 1300 block of Willow Road, as well as two other possible sites where it owns and manages property in Belle Haven.
A weird thing happened to me a few years ago.John Cale, the legendary musician, producer, and Velvet Underground cofounder, was on a press tour promoting a new album and, in interviews with several different magazines, mentioned being a fan of a rap song I d made.In fact, I just now had to go back and look in Artforum and Interview to confirm that I didn t dream it up.I d put it out on a small record label without a publicist.So how the hell did Cale find my obscure song?I never did find out and honestly, I kinda want it to stay a mystery forever .
According to the latest data from Onleaks Iphone 7 will have a battery of 1960 milliampere hours, compared with 1715 milliamp hours for the battery in the iPhone 6S. In other words, increasing capacity by 14 percent, which could mean up to an hour of additional battery life. On the other hand, there is a risk that Apple is investing in more energy-hungry components, so what difference will be in the end remains to be seen.
Pokémon Go has changed the way many people interact with their world, but now you can help change the way the location-based augmented-reality game shapes your local town.Developer Niantic has opened up a support page where players can request that the studio add or remove PokéStops and Gyms to the GPS-powered location-based game.Pokémon Go puts digital creatures in the world around you and enables you to catch them by walking around your physical reality.Additionally, you can get items, attract monsters, and train your critters at important landmarks that the game recognizes as PokéStops and Gyms.The trouble is that some parts of the country don t have a lot of Stops and others are in dangerous places.That s why Niantic is now taking requests to help determine the future of the what s the most lucrative app in the $36.9 billion mobile gaming market.To request a change to the PokéStops in your neighborhood, go to Niantic s website and fill out this support form.It asks for the reason for your request, and you can choose one of the following options:If you re trying to remove a PokéStop, you ll need the exact name of the location — such as Walter White s House from the TV show Breaking Bad.
The Internet of Things IoT is set to unleash a tidal wave of data, with 22 billion connected devices by 2018, supporting the development of more than 200,000 new IoT apps and services.Over a third of website visits now start with mobile web browsers.Looking back, this adoption has been remarkable for both its speed and its scale.Many brands are still paying for a lack of foresight about how to measure and optimize their mobile channels.It s critical to think in advance about how to interact with customers across new channels and use the data generated by them.IoT poses huge opportunities for business, including expansion into connected products and services, generating new sources of revenue and improved efficiencies.