Frances Buoy

Frances Buoy

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Elbilar i bussfilen, egna körfält för självkörande lastbilar och snöskottande robot för cykelvägar.Trafikverket vill öka digitaliseringstakten och lägger nu fram en färdplan för hur det ska gå till.I färdplanen finns 20 förslag till åtgärder för ett uppkopplat och automatiserat vägtransportsystem.Flera av dem har luftats tidigare men nu finns de alltså samlade som konkreta förslag med målet att vara genomförda inom fem år.Här är de fem mest iögonfallande punkterna.Möjligeten att införa miljözoner där till exempel bara elbilar får köra finns redan.
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Getting an H-1B skilled-worker visa is like winning the lottery — literally: With the number of new visas issued each year capped at 85,000, most of this year’s over 200,000 applicants face disappointment.But if you’re already working in the United States, then you’ve already won the H-1B lottery, and that makes you a hot commodity.With H-1Bs in short supply, successful companies frequently poach skilled workers.Everyone knows the tech sector thrives on this free exchange of people and ideas, so if another employer needs your skills, why not start working for them?H-1B holders can work only for the company that originally sponsored their visa application.So if you want to change employers, you’ll need to “transfer” your H-1B.
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NASA is preparing for a mission that could see it visit a mysterious, dead planet in deep space.Set for a target date of Jan. 31, 2026, the government space agency is preparing to send a spacecraft to the asteroid Pysche.Unlike most asteroids, which are largely comprised of rock and ice, researchers believe Pysche is made up of mostly iron and nickel, much like the Earth's core."They [scientists] wonder whether Psyche could be the nickel-iron heart, or exposed core, of an early planet maybe as large as Mars that lost its rocky outer layers through violent collisions billions of years ago," NASA wrote in a statement on its website."If so, it would provide a unique look into the solar system's distant past, when the kind of high-speed protoplanet encounters that created Earth and the other terrestrial planets were common."MYSTERIOUS LARGE MASS DISCOVERED ON MOON BEWILDERS SCIENTISTS: 'WHATEVER IT IS, WHEREVER IT CAME FROM'
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The 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is a car without a future.Because it’s the last American plug-in hybrid sedan, it does a good job at its intended purpose, and you can get a great deal on one before they’re gone.The destination charge is a very reasonable $895.Dual-zone climate control is included, too.The Energi model includes adaptive cruise control with full stop-and-go capability, as well as voice-activated GPS navigation and real-time Sirius/XM traffic information.But in fairness, it’s not intended to be.
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Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Hellobike said it will team up with its backer Ant Financial and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology to invest nearly US$145 million to establish an e-bike battery joint venture, Reuters reported.The joint venture plans to set up a network of storage units that will allow e-bike riders to swap for charged batteries on the go.The three companies did not disclose their individual shares in the joint venture.
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From futuristic Star Trek-style patches which use cold plasma as part of the healing process to UV-activated superglue, we’ve covered a surprising number of high-tech wound dressings here at Digital Trends.But here’s one we’ve not come across before: A special adhesive that’s able to seal up wounds better than medical alternatives, made from a goo excreted from the skin of Chinese giant salamanders.“This is a truly exciting medical adhesive that is previously unavailable,” Yu Shrike Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, told Digital Trends.“It is soft [and] able to comply with the shape of the tissue, yet strongly adhesive.It sticks not only flesh together, but also to fat.It is non-toxic, being [of] purely biological origin, and completely degrades over time, leaving no traces in the body.
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During its E3 2019 keynote presentation, Nintendo announced that it's remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will launch on the Nintendo Switch on September 20.This is way earlier than anyone expected.E3 2019 is the biggest gaming event of the year.TechRadar is reporting live from LA, telling you all about the biggest announcements of the week, from epic game trailers to shocking release date reveals.Follow our expert analysis of the keynotes and what we see on the E3 show floor.
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It's a secured card that requires a security deposit, has harsh penalties if users don't pay their full bill every month, and is mostly only usable at Amazon.com.It's another initiative to capture low-income shoppers who may not be able to own a traditional credit card, and often shop at brick and mortar locations like Walmart.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon is trying to chase another group of shoppers.It's called the Amazon Store Card Credit Builder, and as the name implies, is targeted at customers trying to improve their credit score.The card is mostly only valid for Amazon.com and some places that support Pay with Amazon functionality.
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But going piece by piece, will you realistically be able to get more power and expandability in a PC you buy or build for far less money?Measuring 20.8 x 17.7 x 8.58 inches, the Mac Pro is one of the most compact desktops you can buy today that supports quad-graphics.HP’s similarly-sized Omen Obelisk measures 23 pounds, while Alienware’s Aurora R8 gaming desktop adds a top carry handle to its more bulbous 32-pound chassis.Most notably, you’re limited to dual-graphics and fewer opportunities for PCIe expansion.Creative professionals, however, will find plenty to love with an Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 580X GPU, a massive 1.4-kilowatt power supply, Apple’s custom Afterburner ASIC card, 256GB SSD encrypted with T2 security chip, and eight available PCIe slots.Right now, Intel’s latest Cascade Lake W Xeon chipsets aren’t shipping in any workstation, and even the Mac Pro isn’t due out until fall.
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There were some expected deaths, along with a few twists and turns—including a few I really should’ve trusted my gut on, hello Daenerys Breaking Bad Targaryen!Predicted: Alive | Actually: Alive (Right)Fate: He killed Daenerys Targaryen for the aforementioned badness, and got sent to Castle Black to live out the rest of his sad lonely days.I should’ve known Ghost would be important to the Battle at Winterfell.Predicted: Didn’t Predict | Actually: Dead (Wrong)Fate: Didn’t think any of Daenerys’ other dragons would die, but lo and behold a giant crossbow was enough to down Rhaegal.
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A video appearing to show a mouse working on an iPad was tweeted out by Steve Troughton-Smith, an app developer, on Monday afternoon."I am confirming that it works when plugging a Magic Trackpad in over USB," he tweeted, adding: "You can indeed have multiple USB drives plugged into iPad at once.""Mouse support also works on iPhone and iPod Touch!"Another user said the iPad also works with a Bluetooth mouse, and a further tweet said mouse support in iPad is located under Accessibility in Settings, as reported earlier by The Verge.CNET's Scott Stein later tweeted that iPad mouse support "is intended as accessibility feature" only.Apple unveiled iPadOS earlier Monday, with the iPad getting its own dedicated operating system rather than using the iOS mobile operating system.
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The owner of two raccoon dogs is hoping for the safe return of his animals — which he argues aren't the menacing creatures some are making them out to be.One of the two escaped creatures was seen terrorizing residents and their pets in the U.K. village of Clarborough in Nottinghamshire earlier this week, SWNS reported.However, the owner of the raccoon dogs told the BBC he “just wants them back safe.”‘CRAZY’ RACCOON DOG TERRORIZES VILLAGERS"They have escaped and that is my mistake but it's important people don't think these animals are especially dangerous," the owner, who wished to remain anonymous, told the news station.He said the animals only eat insects, small animals and berries.
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Verizon, which launched a 5G home service last fall, turned on its network in Chicago and Minneapolis in early April but says the cities will have only pockets of 5G coverage.But a follow-up test in May with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which had the 5G radio integrated into the phone, proved to be a much better experience, with speeds above 1 gigabit per second, or faster than Google Fiber.It's the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology, which promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks.That lag time can last around 20 milliseconds with current networks.It doesn't seem like much, but with 5G, that latency gets reduced to as little as 1 millisecond, or about the time it takes for a flash on a normal camera.But given the range and interference issues, the carriers are also using lower-frequency spectrum -- the type used in today's networks -- to help ferry 5G across greater distances and through walls and other obstructions.
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Tesla has started taking preorders of Model 3 cars produced at its new Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.Bloomberg reports that the cars, which are available to order exclusively in China, will have a base price of 328,000 yuan ($47,510), 13 percent cheaper than the model imported from the US for a price 377,000 yuan ($54,616).The Model 3s being produced in China are the Standard Plus versions of the vehicle with a range of 460km (286 miles).Tesla says that it expects to start making deliveries from the Shanghai factory in the next six to 10 months.Tesla started making Model 3 deliveries in China back in March.These locally produced cars will allow the company to avoid import duties, which are becoming more of a problem as the Trump administration’s trade war with China intensifies.
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One of the biggest issues with putting astronauts on Mars for any length of time is the planet's weak atmosphere and the lack of oxygen needed to sustain life.Astronauts would need to wear spacesuits almost constantly to live and work on Mars.Published in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers looked at comets, which generate molecular oxygen, and discovered that oxygen can be produced with carbon dioxide reactions.The researchers crashed the carbon dioxide into gold foil and the foil emitted molecular oxygen.MAJOR MARTIAN DISCOVERY THRILLS SCIENTISTS"At the time we thought it would be impossible to combine the two oxygen atoms of a CO2 molecule together because CO2 is a linear molecule, and you would have to bend the molecule severely for it to work," Konstantinos Giapis, a professor of chemical engineering at Caltech, said in a statement.
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Amazon’s range of Fire HD tablets aren’t exactly processing powerhouses, nor are they portable cinemas or games consoles – but you wouldn’t expect them to be at their incredibly low price tag.Costing less than all but the cheapest smartphones, the Amazon Fire HD tablets are definitely affordable, and still pretty decent devices despite this.So if you’re on the market for a new tablet but don’t want an expensive iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, you may want to consider an Amazon Fire HD tablet.We compare the two larger configurations, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10, to show you the difference between them.It comes in two sizes, one with 32GB internal memory which costs $150 / £150 (around AU$215), and another with 64GB onboard storage, which will set you back $190 / £180 (roughly AU$275).Those prices may be cheap, but with Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, you can expect to see the tablets for sale with even smaller price tags very soon.
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This is the same (or better) service that you would receive when buying a game in a physical store, but you can do it from the comfort of your own home.Read also: Steam Link Anywhere on Android lets you play your Steam library, well, anywhereWhether you bought a game just before it went on sale or just decided you don’t like it after a few minutes of play, returning games on Steam is quick and easy.Keep reading for everything you need to know about Steam refund eligibility, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to return a Steam game.Before we get into how to return a Steam game, it’s important to make sure that your purchase is eligible for a refund.Note that even if your game doesn’t meet the requirements below, Steam may still approve the refund in certain cases.
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Hackers have been actively exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in some websites that causes the sites to redirect to malicious sites or display misleading popups, security researchers warned on Wednesday.The vulnerability was fixed two weeks ago in WP Live Chat Support, a plugin for the WordPress content management system that has 50,000 active installations.The persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability allows attackers to inject malicious JavaScript into sites that use the plugin, which provides an interface for visitors to have live chats with site representatives.Researchers from security firm Zscaler's ThreatLabZ say attackers are exploiting the vulnerability to cause sites using unpatched versions of WP Live Chat Support to redirect to malicious sites or to display unwanted popups.While the attacks aren't widespread, there have been enough of them to raise concern."Cybercriminals actively look for new vulnerabilities in popular content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal, as well as popular plugins that are found in many websites," Zscaler's Prakhar Shrotriya wrote in a post.
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Allbirds, the company known for its comfortable and sustainable wool and tree fiber sneakers, just released its newest product: a can koozie.The Allbirds Koozie is a fun, limited-edition product that's available for $10 on its own, or for free when you buy any pair of Allbirds shoes by June 5.While the promotion lasts until that date, it might sell out before then.Allbirds, the maker of our favorite comfortable merino wool (and tree-fiber) sneaker, is notorious for not offering sales.
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"Avengers: Endgame" might not topple "Avatar" as the world's biggest movie of all time, but it's still cemented its place in the box-office record books."Endgame" grossed $1 billion in its opening weekend globally, and was the fastest movie to hit $2 billion in just 11 days.It surpassed other heavy hitters like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Titanic" to become the second-biggest movie of all time.(Though if you account for inflation, "Endgame" would have to make an astounding $7.4 billion to beat 1939's "Gone with the Wind.")Other Marvel movies that are among the 10 highest-grossing movies ever include "Black Panther" and "The Avengers.""Endgame" pushed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" out of the top 10.
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(Reuters) — SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit on Thursday for Musk’s new Starlink internet service.A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 10:30 p.m. local time (0230 GMT Friday), clearing a key hurdle for a business venture that Musk hopes will generate much-needed cash for his larger ambitions in space.The launch came a week after two back-to-back countdowns for the mission were scrubbed – once due to high winds over the Cape and the next night in order to update satellite software and “triple-check” all systems.The 60 satellites flown into space were released into orbit as planned about an hour after Thursday’s launch, and the Falcon 9’s main-stage reusable booster rocket flew back to Earth for a successful landing on a barge floating in the Atlantic.Each weighs about 500 pounds (227 kg), making them the heaviest payload carried aloft by SpaceX to date.They represent the initial phase of a planned constellation capable of beaming signals for high-speed internet service from space to paying customers around the globe.
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Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia presented at ICRA 2019 - the International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Montreal (Canada), the most recent results about the new version of the hydraulic quadruped robot HyQ, HyQReal.The HyQReal robot is developed to support humans in emergency scenarios.HyQReal is 1,33 m long and 90 cm tall, and its weight is 130kg considering hydraulics and batteries onboard.The robot is protected by an aluminium roll cage and a skin made of Kevlar, glass fiber and plastic.The new features have been tested in Genova Airport, in Genoa (Italy), with the support of Piaggio Aerospace, demonstrating the power of HyQReal by pulling a small passenger airplane (Piaggio P180 Avanti), 3300kg weight, 14.4m long, with a wingspan of 14m.The long-term goal of the project is to create the hardware, software and algorithms for robust quadruped vehicles for rough terrain that can be tailored to a variety of applications, such as disaster response, agriculture, decommissioning, and inspection.
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Qualcomm has been handed a legal setback after a US judge issued a damming verdict against the firm.The US ruling says that Qualcomm illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees from mobile manufacturers, Reuters reported.Last month Apple surprised many when it opted to end the bitter legal battle, and also agreed to make an undisclosed payment to Qualcomm, and use its chips going forward.But the Apple case aside, Qualcomm has been facing regulatory investigations around the world for a number of years now.US regulators have also made similar allegations, with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Qualcomm in 2017 of violating antitrust law.The San Diego-based company produces the chipsets for many of the world’s leading smartphones and tablets.
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(Reuters) — The U.S. government is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei Technologies products, a South Korean newspaper reported on Thursday, amid a wider push by Washington to get its allies to reject the Chinese tech firm’s goods.In one incident, a U.S. State Department official said in a recent meeting with a South Korean counterpart that local telco LG Uplus Corp, which uses Huawei’s equipment, should “not be allowed to serve in sensitive areas in South Korea”, Chosun Ilbo reported.The official added Huawei needs be eventually driven out of the country, if not immediately.LG Uplus shares dropped 6 percent in Thursday’s morning trade, which compared to a 0.4 percent drop in the benchmark KOSPI.“LG Uplus has not received any statements or requests from either South Korea’s foreign ministry or the United States regarding our use of Huawei equipment,” a LG Uplus official told Reuters on Thursday.Washington has been pressing its allies not to use equipment made by Huawei over concerns it could be used for espionage or cyberattacks, a concern that Huawei says is unfounded.
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Nobody is immune to SIM-swapping attacks – and one engineering lead at a cryptocurrency security startup had to learn this lesson the hard way.In a blog post, Sean Coonce, engineering manager at security-oriented cryptocurrency startup BitGo, has detailed how he lost $100,000 in an unfortunate SIM-swapping hack, which saw his entire Coinbase balance drained.It all began on a Tuesday night, when Coonce noticed that his phone didn’t have any cellular service.Moments later, he received a notification that someone is trying to log into his Google Account.He tried entering his password to no avail; ultimately, he decided to deal with the situation in the morning – as it was already pretty late.By the time Coonce had woken up, the attacker had already gained access to his email and Coinbase accounts.
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Canva, an online visual presentation software company that competes directly with Google's G Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint, raised $70 million at $2.5 billion valuation on Monday.Bond, the venture capital firm founded by former Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker, led the round with General Catalyst — the first investment that Bond has announced since it was founded in April.The presentation software company closed its latest funding round Monday.Existing investors Felicis Ventures and Blackbird Capital also participated in the round."The growth of visual content is why Canva is growing so rapidly," Canva cofounder and CEO Melanie Perkins told Business Insider."Teams rely on visual content more than ever before, and need to ensure their branding is cohesive across different offices and geographies and teams more than ever before."
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The news that Google has blocked Huawei’s future access to Android updates - for both apps and timely security updates - not only casts the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s future business into huge doubt, but also could have wide-ranging implications for the worldwide future of the phone market.After Trump placed Huawei on the ‘entity list’, limiting the business US brands could do with Huawei, Google has been forced to restrict access to the Google Play Store, which means users in the future won’t be able to gain access to popular titles, nor speedy security updates to the Android OS.In short, Huawei will no longer be able to offer access to crucial Google apps, and will be severely limited in how quickly it can give users access to the latest version of Android, and the new features and security updates that offers.We’re still fully dissecting the news, but perhaps the most useful piece of information is Google's first statement that was issued to TechRadar:“We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications.For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices,” a spokesperson told us.
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The United States Air Force has published a call for a large autonomous aerial vehicle that will be able to rescue and transport up to four people in remote combat zones.Details about the plan were recently published on the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) website, where the USAF Research Laboratory specifies that the vehicle shouldn’t have an ‘onboard traditional pilot.’The solicitation published by the USAF on SBIR specifies the need for a ‘Personnel Recovery / Transport Vehicle’ that will be able to autonomously support combat search and rescue missions by transporting between two and four people over large distances.The USAF wants an aerial vehicle ‘with no onboard traditional pilot,’ also requiring that it be able to travel at speeds of at least 100 knots over a radius of at least 100 miles.The USAF also requires the autonomous aerial vehicle — a helicopter, perhaps — to be a low-cost platform with the ability to take off and land at ‘unprepared locations’ around 50ft x 50ft in size, with a maximum take off and landing size of 150ft.The vehicle would also potentially be used for special field operations and personnel recovery, according to the military.
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Steve Jobs' lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch.The tragedy may have provided a cautionary tale to a young Jobs, since it's the story of an aged monarch going crazy trying to divide up his kingdom.Isaacson draws a connection between Captain Ahab, who's one of the most driven and willful characters in literature, and Jobs."I prospectively ascribe all the honour and the glory to whaling," the captain writes early in the story, "for a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.""Be Here Now," a guide to meditation by Ram Dass, affected Jobs greatly.Born Richard Alpert, Dass offers an account of his encounters with South Asian metaphysics:
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Those words have been a constant mantra throughout eight seasons of Game of Thrones and more than 4,000 pages of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels.The programme that could once reasonably call itself the zenith of Peak TV and the most undoubtedly character-driven story on our screens is now a bizarre, megabucks game of chess, in which characters do what the narrative demands of them, rather than what their personality dictates.Penultimate episode 'The Bells' aired this week and we are creeping closer to the almost certainly epic finale on Sunday.Jon Snow is clearly aghast at his aunt/lover/idol breaking the Geneva Convention in such brutal fashion, conflicted over continuing to wield his sword for her after the Lannister surrender.It's set to be Targaryen vs. Targaryen now, with the winner getting custody of the Iron Throne as soon as someone has managed to cool the metal down enough.Despite all of this apparent excitement, 'The Bells' was an emotional void of an episode.
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