Offering is said to support an incremental approach to adopting the cloud.Cisco and Google are making a big play when it comes to hybrid cloud, specifically partnering to deliver a solution that works across on-premises and the Google Cloud Platform.The joint solution could be seen as the final piece in the puzzle for both Cisco and Google when it comes to their cloud stories.The open hybrid cloud offering will give businesses the ability to not only run, secure, and monitor workloads across public and private environments, but to also develop new applications in the cloud or on premises using the same developer tools, run time, and production environment.In theory making the whole process of development a lot simpler.“This joint solution from Google and Cisco facilitates an easy and incremental approach to tapping the benefits of the Cloud.
Microsoft today announced it would no longer manufacture its Kinect device.But as a tool for scientists and researchers, it was one of the greatest inventions of the last decade.If Microsoft wanted to market it today the company could put out a press release touting features the device had in 2010, and it would still look pretty good:3D motion-tracking in a consumer-level deviceThe problem with the device, and the reason why so many people hated on it, was that it kept trying to be something it clearly wasn’t.Trying to game with the Kinect was like watching a hockey game with someone who doesn’t understand the rules: you spend more time trying to figure out how to convey your message than you do enjoying the game.
My relationship with Facebook ads had its first sparkle two years ago.You must have a good audience match for people to engage with your campaign.For example, if you promoted chocolate bars to people on a diet, your campaign ROI wouldn’t be as high.In one case, we showed the ad below to a wide set of people by using Facebook saved audiences – targets are based on demographics and interest.We switched and targeted people who had been to our landing page by installing a Facebook pixel on our website and targeting them through the custom audience feature in Facebook advertising.Consider targeting these high-ROI types of visitors to your site:
The phrase “autonomous cutting machine” may sound like something out of Terminator but this clever little robot, called the Goliath CNC, wants to help humanity, not harm it.Created by Lorenzo Frangi, Alessandro Trifoni, and Davide Cevoli, the robot is basically a free-rolling CNC machine that can crawl over a surface and etch and cut lines into many materials.The machine uses a drill bit and multi-directional wheels and can automatically measure the size of the material you’re cutting.The team has pre-sold over 400 machines and raised $814,000.It will ship this month.“Goliath CNC can be positioned directly on the work surface: this innovative mode of operation makes it a machine tool with a boundless work area because it matches the workpiece’s surface,” said Frangi.
Amplero, a marketing technology company using artificial intelligence to fuel one-on-one customer interactions, is updating its software to let companies bring their own machine learning models.This way, companies with their own data science teams will be able to import models that are built with other technology along with learnings from Amplero’s product itself.The software will then collate the insights from the home-built machine learning models that companies bring along with its own abilities for modeling many different customer interactions at the same time to provide businesses with better insights.That makes Amplero’s software more useful for companies, since it’s already ingesting data from CRM systems and other sources to provide its existing recommendations.The technique that Amplero started with is known as multi-armed bandit experimentation, after a problem in which a gambler has to pick which slot machines to play.Letting companies bring their own models will help customers expand what they use the system for.
As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera's flash, as a photographer captured the image of its head peeping from the amphibian's gullet.And unexpectedly peering up from the frog's throat was another head, belonging to a small snake, its jaws also stretching in what was perhaps its last gasp.Reddit user EstusFiend shared the photo on Oct. 16, titling it "One Last Scream Into the Abysssss."A Google Plus user had posted the photo in November 2016 and claimed ownership, but as the photo appeared unattributed on the internet prior to that claim, it is uncertain who the photographer is, Science Alert reported.[Beastly Feasts: Amazing Photos of Animals and Their Prey]The poignancy of the doomed snake's final moments were underscored by science writer Jason Bittle, who shared the Reddit post on Twitter accompanied by all-too-relevant lyrics written by the Seattle grunge band Pearl Jam, in their popular 1991 song "Alive."
One of those who Ofcom has offended seems to be Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, who has written a letter (yes, it’s got that serious) to Ofcom outlining her concerns over the move.“It is important that unreasonable profits within the sector are addressed,” said Bradley.“However, I am concerned that price suppression could reduce demand for better services, such as fibre, and so will disincentivise investment in the network.“Transformation of our existing networks to full fibre or other, more future proof, technologies will take many years.So, decisions made now have significant consequences for the future digital infrastructure of the UK and the economy that will depend on it.”This is not exactly a new battle.
Richard Yu från Huawei har berättat att hans företag arbetar på en vikbar smartphone och att de redan har en fungerande prototyp.Det tycks dock inte röra sig om en sant vikbar design med flexibel skärm, utan om en enhet i stil med nyss presenterade ZTE Axon M.Yu nämner att enheten har två skärmar med ett smalt mellanrum, vilket han medger är en nödlösning och att de måste bli av med glappet.Samsung har experimenterat med vikbara skärmar i åratal och kommer enligt rykten att till sist släppa den flexibla Galaxy X nästa år.Eventuellt får vi även se Huaweis lösning under 2018.
Can UK's creaky databases uphold the nation's security?The clunky technology underpinning Blighty's border control leaves the UK in concerning position post-Brexit, a National Audit Office report has found.Border operations in the UK still rely on '90s technology that lacks modern functionality."The government's ambitions to seamlessly interact with citizens, and securely share information, are currently limited by historic investments such as the Casework Information System and Warnings Index (used by the Home Office) and the [Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight] system used by HMRC," said the report.The government recognises the limitations of these systems and has started programmes to replace them, it noted.But the National Audit Office previously said the Home Office's e-Borders project "vital to national security" will eventually cost the taxpayer more than £1bn and arrive at least eight years late.
We’re less than a week away from when Apple opens pre-orders for the highly anticipated iPhone X.While there’s little you can do to guarantee a device on day one, Apple has revealed it’s allowing members of its iPhone Upgrade Program to “get a head start” on their upgrade, and in turn make the pre-order process a little smoother.These users don’t get to place a full pre-order earlier than everyone else, but they can reduce the number of steps to make a pre-order on Friday, October 27th.Starting Monday, October 23rd, Apple will let members of its installment-based iPhone Upgrade Program complete their loan eligibility paperwork early.This allows them to save time and reduce the number of steps for the checkout process when placing their iPhone X pre-orders, which officially open at 12:01am Pacific on October 27th.This may not seem like a big deal, but it’s actually fairly helpful for iPhone Upgrade Program users who hope to get their iPhone X as soon as possible, as customers who choose to pre-order through their carriers or without a contract already have fewer steps during checkout.
Teknikjätten är berett på att börja producera supertunna chip baserade på tillverkningstekniken 8nm finfet – tre månader tidigare än planerat.Ju mer teknik som trycks in i mobilerna, desto snabbare och energisnålare måste processorchippen som driver telefonerna vara.Nu jagar halvledartillverkarna efter sätt att göra kretsledningarna smalare för att få plats med ännu fler, mindre transistorer på chippen.Ledningsbanorna som sitter på kretsarna mäts i nanometer, ofta förkortat nm.Utvecklingen inom området går snabbt framåt – på bara några år har tillverkningsprocessen av chipp minskats på från 22 till 10 nanometer.Sydkoreanska Samsung har satsat enorma belopp under de senaste åren på att bli ledande inom chipptillverkning.
The American Association of Advertising Agencies turns 100 this year, and Pinterest is one of its partners in a “content series about the people, agencies and ideas that make advertising happen.”Pinterest and the 4A’s are teaming up on a series of boards covering five creative disciplines:Pinterest creative strategist Jason Wire revealed Pinners whose content that will be featured on those boards in a blog post:Art direction: J. Walter Thompson senior art director Jessica Toye, whose work for Black Lives Matter landed her agency on Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies of 2017” list.Copywriting: TBWA\Media Arts Lab junior copywriter Jezzika Chung, who has “worked extensively” with Apple, including on its “Shot on iPhone” campaign.Innovation: McCann associate creative director Lizzie Wilson, part of the team behind the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street in New York.
Assa Abloy announced today that it plans to purchase smart lock manufacturer August Home.Though Assa Abloy might not be a familiar name to some, one of the companies it owns will be: Yale.It would appear that August Home is going to be in good company once it joins Assa Abloy’s portfolio.The terms of the deal were not disclosed (and indeed, the announcement says that terms won’t be shared), but given the name recognition of August Home in the smart lock space, we can probably assume that Assa Abloy paid a decent amount to absorb it.The acquisition is expected to be complete by the end of the year, but as with all deals like this, it’ll be subject to regulatory approval.Assuming regulators do approve Assa Abloy’s buyout, the way forward with August Home is already clear.
Every political ad on TV is followed by a spiel on who exactly paid for that ad — and political ads on social media could soon be subject to the same rules.On Thursday, October 19, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Mark Warner of Virgina, with Republican co-sponsor Senator John McCain of Arizona, introduced the Honest Ads Act, legislation designed to help improve transparency of online political ads and prevent foreign entities from interfering with U.S. elections.The legislation aims to include online ads under the same rules as broadcast, print and radio political ads after alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election — after all, the lawmakers pointed out, Facebook has over 210 million American users while the largest cable company has 22 million subscribers.Klobuchar says that the legislation achieves three things: Places the online ads under the same regulations as other political ads, requires a public database showing ad spending, and prompts social media companies to do a better job of policing the ads on their platform.Political ads on TV, print, and radio already have a strict set of guidelines including, detailing who paid for the ad both within the ad itself and inside a database accessible to the public.The Honest Ads Act would essentially catch the existing political ad laws up to current technology by factoring in social media as well as other online ads.
A previous layer of light petroleum shall be made to the p-house, single-celled micro-organisms manage the clean-up.the Naphtha used in the production of town gas.Now is gasverket closed down several years ago, and built homes in the area as part of the new district Norra Djurgårdsstaden.They are similar to bacteria but have a different type of cell membranes and cell walls.the Caverns is all the way down to 30 metres below ground and can accommodate each of the 45 000 cubic metres.the Content is less than 0.2 micrograms per liter, according to the municipal company in Stockholm, parking planning to build the p-house and is with and perform the clean-up.
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BBC Worldwide has inked a co-production deal with Tencent for the landmark series Blue Planet II.The deal will see Blue Planet II broadcast simultaneously in China and the UK, with Chinese viewers able to watch via Tencent’s QQ video platform and app.The deal, which was brokered at Mipcom, is the latest in a string of content deals which has seen Tencent screen BBC Worldwide content, such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Frozen Planet, The Collection and Planet Earth II.It is part of Tencent's ongoing strategy to grow its entertainment credentials within China and abroad.Lexian Zhu, deputy director of Tencent Penguin Pictures Documentary Studio, said: “We’ve been partnering with BBC Worldwide for some time to bring premium documentaries to our audiences in China.Last year, we co-produced Planet Earth II which did extremely well - the entire Planet Earth II album online was viewed over 230 million times in China.
An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin and DNA.Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Sibani Lisa Biswal and her students -- lead author Steve Kuei, a graduate student, and co-author Burke Garza, an undergraduate -- created strings of polystyrene beads enhanced with iron to magnetize them and with streptavidin, a natural protein that serves as a springy linker between them.They placed the strings into solutions and manipulated them with a rotating magnetic field.Some strands were made to be stiff, some a little bendy and some much more flexible.By applying an outside magnetic force, the researchers were able to see how each type of string reacted and compared the results with computer models of strings that had the same properties.Biswal said the new platform lets researchers study how strings of various types behave under dynamic conditions in a scalable way that isn't possible with simulations because of the high computational cost.
Ever since the story in the New Yorker where the women who’d encountered him spoke out, others on social media have been speaking out.As the stories rolled in from other women who’ve been victimized by Weinstein, others also spoke up about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment — men and women alike.Now those stories are accumulating under the hashtag MeToo, which is spreading on social media like wildfire.The hashtag started when Alyssa Milano, former costar of firebrand Rose McGowan, tweeted that women who’ve been through similar experiences should reply with “Me too:”If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
At the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, Toyota will show off a trio of concepts -- two new, one old -- that seek to reshape the idea of getting around town.The first concept, the Toyota Concept-i, was originally unveiled at CES 2017.The concept focused on a built-in artificial intelligence (AI) agent that could anticipate the occupants' needs and respond in kind, whether it's suggesting a destination or changing the cabin lighting.It's designed for both autonomous and piloted driving, and exterior screens allow the AI to "communicate" with others.The Toyota Concept-i Ride builds upon that concept with a vehicle designed specifically to make life easier for the handicapped.Gull-wing doors provide loads of space for easy ingress and egress, and there's a space behind the single seat for wheelchair storage.