This week, we have an international app that takes the concept of voice assistants and create its own.Yandex — available for iOS and Android — is particularly known as a Russian search engine.Since it’s been around for quite some time, Yandex has also branched out into language translation, a real-time bidding platform, and antivirus software.For anyone who’s unfamiliar, the premise of the film involves Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), faling in love with an operating system named Samantha.Yeah, you read that correctly — but it also helps to know that Samantha is played by Scarlett Johansson, whose voice has a soothing, friendly tone to it.To create the same tone, Yandex specifically used the recording actress who dubbed the voice of Samantha in the Russian version of the movie.
You’ve got the 4K TV, you’ve coughed up for a Sky Q UHD-ready premium set-top box, and now you’re looking for something great to show off all those pixels with.If you’ve signed up for Sky’s 2TB Sky Q box with a Sky Q multiscreen subscription, you’re good to go, getting access to the suite of 4K films and TV shows Sky is currently curating.It’s usually a £34 a month deal (including rental of the box), but is currently down to £32 a month.There’s a growing selection of top-notch films on the service, with the library growing all the time, and Sky pumping more and more money into presenting its own original programming in 4K too.Note you’ll have to download 4K content in advance of watching it, rather than streaming it – so if you’ve got a slower broadband connection, you may want to get some of these downloading well in advance of settling down to watch them.Depending on the film and length, they can be many gigabytes in size.
Ett snabbt klickande hörs när bergochdalbane-tåget ger sig iväg och dras uppför den första långa backen, 30 meter upp i luften.Högst uppe på toppen svänger tåget av lite åt höger innan vagnarna helt släpper taget och rusar i full fart nedför det första fallet och rakt in i en mörk tunnel.Ny Teknik är på Gröna Lund i Stockholm när bergochdalbanan Jetline precis dundrar förbi ovanför våra huvuden, nästan lika fort som bilarna på en motorväg.Han är på Gröna Lund tillsammans med några klasskompisar och med fysikläraren Elin Lindkvist.Stålfjädern som Linus pratar om används för att göra experiment med g-krafter i bland annat Jetline.Vi ville se hur mycket fjädern sträcktes ut på olika ställen under åkturen, säger Linus och förklarar att fjädern hjälper honom att se vilka krafter som finns i en bergochdalbana.
north Korea is said to have great knowledge when it comes to the hack, should Apple develop a clamshell Iphone?And the american teknikjätten have problems with the subcontractors.A previous nordkoreans it expert claims that the nation's skills when it comes to utfara hacker attacks is "beyond all imagination". " he says to ABC News.Apple, in cooperation with LG.Now teknikjättarna develop a clamshell Iphone, more if it is possible to read here.
A little while ago Uber announced new in-app navigation as a convenience feature for drivers, and now Lyft is also integrating turn-by-turn navigations right into its Driver app.Lyft is tapping Google Maps for its in-app directions, however, which means drivers should get the same experience and quality of directions as they would from Google’s own Maps application.Lyft Navigation means no more round-tripping between apps after accepting rides, which is good news for minimizing distraction and for making life generally easier for drivers on the platform.Lyft says it introduced the feature based on feedback received from drivers actually using their service, because it was inconvenient to have to manage both outside apps.Now they’ll get immediately put into the Google Maps view without having to exit out once they start their trip.This will include access to the features that make Google Maps one of the most preferred options for navigation, including its night mode, route previews, heads up on upcoming turns and traffic information.
BlackBerry’s evolution from being a world-renowned consumer hardware company to one focused on software, services, and licensing took a notable step forward today: The Canadian company has settled a long-standing legal spat with budget smartphone company BLU Products, or BLU, as it’s most commonly known.Last summer, BlackBerry kick-started legal action again two companies for purported patent infringements: Santa Clara-based internet telephone company Avaya in August 2016, and Florida’s BLU a few weeks later.With the Avaya case still winding its way through the courts after a bankruptcy protection shield was lifted back in April, BlackBerry has been pressing ahead with action against BLU, and the case has now reached its conclusion.The result is a patent license agreement that will see BlackBerry drop its U.S. lawsuits in exchange for “on-going payments” from BLU, though specifics of the deal have not been divulged.“We are very pleased to have reached this patent license agreement with BLU Products,” explained Jerald Gnuschke, senior director of intellectual property licensing at BlackBerry.BlackBerry was once a giant of the mobile world, and its stock enjoyed a peak of around $230 in 2007 under its former Research in Motion (RIM) moniker.
Justitieminister Morgan Johansson (S) pekade ut två operatörer som i dag i princip säger nej till att lämna ut trafikuppgifter efter domen i EU-domstolen i slutet av förra året.Morgan Johansson inledde med att slå fast att datalagring handlar om en kompromiss mellan integritetsfrågorna och förmågan att framgångsrikt bekämpa grov brottslighet.Han berättade också att han under förmiddagen varit på besök på Noa, Nationella operativa avdelningen.– Det finns mängder av exempel på brott som inte klarats upp utan trafikuppgifter, förklarade han och gav flera exempel: morden på Vårväderstorget i Göteborg, helikopterrånet och inte minst terroristbrottet på Drottninggatan i Stockholm.Enligt Johansson har åklagare och polismyndigheter begärt ut uppgifter om 2 000 misstänka brott på senare tid, men bara fått ut uppgifter om 200.Regeringens utredare Sigurd Heuman konstaterar att EU-domen inte lägger något generellt hinder för lagring.
Google is continuing the trend of moving more and more apps and services out of the core OS and into the Play Store.We’ve seen it happen with things like the Dialer, Google Keyboard (now Gboard), Google Assistant and more.Now, the Pixel and Nexus battery app is headed there too.The app, named Device Health Services, is now showing up in the Play Store with owners with phones as old as the Nexus 5 seeing the update.The app’s description in the Play Store points out that Device Health Services predicts how long your phone’s battery will last based on your usage.The only feature listed is “Personalized battery usage estimates”.
This easy to install wall outlet features two high speed USB charging ports for smartphones, tablets and other USB devices, and a child-safe tamper-resistant power receptacle.Currently discounted 55% off its list price to just $15.29.See this deal on Amazon.Bundles of 2, 5 and 10 outlets are also discounted as well.This story, "55% off High Speed USB Integrated Electrical Wall Outlet - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
Researchers at the Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to magnetic surfaces.The drone, which is a standard quadcopter, has a built-in rope gun that blasts out little connectors.The drone then pulls against the ropes, stabilizing itself in flight.The leader researcher, Mirko Kovac, equates the drone with Darwin’s bark spider, an arachnid that can shoot a web “25 meters” in any direction.The system can help keep a drone in place even in heavy winds as simulated by fan crosswinds.This is just a proof of concept so the magnets don’t have variable strength nor are the cables particularly resilient.
US Air Force/Scott M. AshWASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke about the importance of modernization and innovation in space during a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2017.“Our mission is to organize, train and equip air and space forces,” said Wilson.“We are the ones, since 1954, who are responsible for everything from 100 feet below the earth in missile silos all the way up to the stars…that’s our responsibility and we own it.”The Air Force faces significant challenges in space because America’s adversaries know how important space is to the U.S., Wilson said.She added the Air Force is responsible for providing the world’s first utility, which is the GPS system.
On Friday, AOL announced its Instant Messenger will die on December 15th.It was 20 years old.Gizmodo first reported on its death in 2012, when AOL sacked almost all of the aging service’s team.Only support staff were left, and they kept AIM alive in the same way that a hospice unit might watch over a patient with not much time left.But a day after that news broke, AOL issued a hopeful statement: “We are not killing instant messenger.Thank you to all our users!
53-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly shared a dramatic excerpt from his new book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery in the Brisbane Times, describing his first 48 hours back on earth and what he'd learned on the mission: I push back from the table and struggle to stand up, feeling like a very old man getting out of a recliner...I make it to my bedroom without incident and close the door behind me.All my joints and all of my muscles are protesting the crushing pressure of gravity.When I'm finally vertical, the pain in my legs is awful, and on top of that pain I feel a sensation that's even more alarming: it feels as though all the blood in my body is rushing to my legs, like the sensation of the blood rushing to your head when you do a handstand, but in reverse.I can feel the tissue in my legs swelling...Normally if I woke up feeling like this, I would go to the emergency room.
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The first trailer for Keanu Reeves’ upcoming sci-fi thriller Replicas was released at the New York Comic Con panel today, where he was joined by director Jeffrey Nachmanoff and producer Stephen Hamel.In the film, Reeves plays a neuroscientist named William Foster whose wife and three kids are killed in a car crash.With the help of his best friend and fellow scientist Ed Whittle (Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch), Reeves brings them back to life by cloning their bodies and transferring their consciousness.What could possibly go wrong?The film appears to bring up moral and ethical questions involved in bringing the dead back to life, being confronted by technology, and running a shady family cloning business out of your basement.It’s also a chance for Reeves to dive back into science-fiction, a genre that has been hit (The Matrix) and miss (Johnny Mnemonic) for him.
Industrial production fell unexpectedly by 1.7 per cent in August compared with the month before.Compared with the corresponding month of last year, output grew by 7.3 per cent, according to Statistics sweden (SCB).Analysts had on average anticipated an increase in production on a monthly basis at 0.1 per cent, according to a reuters poll.new orders in manufacturing decreased by 1.8 per cent compared with the month before and rose by 6.3 per cent compared to August 2016.Orders received from the domestic market decreased by 2.4 percent compared to July and increased by 9.2% compared to August 2016.Orders received from the export market fell by 0.5 per cent between the months and increased by 3.8 per cent in annual terms.
Google's premium convertible might be the thinnest around, and might arrive packing extras like a digital stylus and the ability to run Android apps, but is that going to be enough for people to look past the limitations of ChromeOS?But it would be a real shame to write it off completely - the hardware is truly excellent, and ChromeOS has come a long way from its tentative first steps in cheap, classroom-friendly laptops.In fact, the Pixelbook might just be bit of kit to change people's minds on Google's once-limited operating system.The Pixelbook really does look something special - like Google has taken the Pixel smartphone, stretched it out to 12 inches, and then flattened it with a steamroller.The whole thing is made from aluminium, with a strip of white silicone across the top third of the lid to really make it stand out from the crowd of existing Chromebooks.At least the whole thing is edge-to-edge glass, which hammers home the premium feel of the whole device.
One afternoon this past summer, Mark Hofmeyer was in the backyard of his suburban Atlanta home, doing his best to retrace Leatherface’s steps.Hofmeyer, 35, is a film lover who's spent the last two years writing deeply researched yet thoroughly un-scientific statistical analyses of horror and action flicks, which he posts to his own site, Movies, Films and Flix, as well as to the Reddit movies thread.One such study revealed that films featuring jet-ski sequences average a mere 29 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes; another measured Matthew McConaughey's record-breaking, dragon-feeding long-jump in Reign of Fire; and an especially ambitious report analyzed Michael Myers' Illinois-to-California drive in Halloween H20, which Hofmeyer believes took exactly 43.5 hours, with an average speed of 63.2 miles per hour.Hofmeyer, a freelance writer who also works for a culinary-event company, doesn't have any statistics training.In his first major analysis, in 2013, he determined that Jason Statham movies tended to perform better on Rotten Tomatoes if the star wore an overcoat on its poster, as opposed to a suit or cardigan.In the sequence, the blade-waving Leatherface chases a much sprier victim-to-be through a yard crowded with sheet-covered clotheslines, eventually making a last-minute sprint, and lopping off the guy's leg:
Andra säsongen av den populära Netflix-serien Stranger Things släpps 27 oktober.Ett officiellt spel för serien är nu tillgängligt i Google Play.Enligt utvecklaren rör det sig om ett äventyrsspel av samma typ som karaktärerna i serien hade kunnat spela i början av 80-talet.Spelare får utforska Hawkins med omnejd och besöka platser som Mirkwood och Hawkins Lab.Stranger Things: The Game innehåller även pusselinslag och du behöver utnyttja de olika karaktärernas unika förmågor för att lösa dem.Spelet är gratis och är därtill befriat från IAP (in-app purchases).