Batterielektriska bilar må vara hetast just nu, men i skymundan sker utvecklingen av alternativ.Inom VW-koncernen leder Audi forskningen på bränsleceller – en teknik märket tror starkt på.Mercedes, BMW och VW var några som tog brösttoner och basunerade ut mångmiljardbelopp och utlovade massvis med nya elbilar.Därtill har BMW sagt att de till 2025 ska ha bränslecellsbilar i produktion.Inom VW-koncernen är det Audi som leder arbetet med alternativa bränslen samt bränslecellsutveckling.Faktum är att det senare har märket utvecklat flertalet generationer av, men ännu så länge har det inte mynnat ut i en produktionsmodell.
An epic dust storm around Mars’ north pole has been imaged by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter.Localized dust storms are common on Mars, but occasionally a storm will expand into a planet-wide event like the one which caused the demise of the Opportunity rover.It’s spring at the moment in Mars’ northern hemisphere, so the ice cap is retreating and weather events like water-ice clouds and dust-lifting events are common along its border.And a huge storm is blowing in now, as captured by the Mars Express.The images show a spiral-shaped dust storm, visible in brown against the white of the ice cap.The Mars Express also observed what happens when the dust storms reach huge volcanoes like Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons.
Hubble has discovered something odd: A disc of material around a supermassive black hole which was thought to be starving.The black hole in question lies at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, which is 130 million light-years away from Earth.Astronomers were surprised to find the disc as they had thought that the black holes in a galaxy like this would be dying, as they usually do not capture enough dust and gas through their gravity to keep being regularly fed.But the disc of material around this black hole looks like what is seen in very active galaxies.Using computer models, the team investigated what happens when galaxies are active but give off relatively little light, predicting that a disc of material would be present when lots of gas is in the area.This process emits a lot of light, forming a quasar.
Microsoft opened its first European store in London on Thursday.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.It's the only building on Oxford Circus that was not damaged during World War II bombings and its original bath stone façade is still intact.Unfortunately, the façade was bordered up during our visit.Kelly Soligon, general manager of Microsoft Stores, said that this is designed to "capture customer interest" and encourage pedestrians walking by to stop in.However, there were far more distractions here.
All of this is done so that you can be targeted with relevant ads.Here’s how to opt out of targeted ads on Facebook.How to find out who has your infoBefore you go opting out, you may be curious about who is using your information and how Facebook has collected your data.In your account there is an Advertisers and Business page where you can see what businesses have your user data, who uploaded your data, pages you’ve clicked on that collected your data and more.To find this page on the website, go to Settings > Ads > Advertisers and Businesses.
Jean-Luc Picard has been through some shit by the time we re-meet him in Star Trek: Picard.He’s left Starfleet, retired to a life of making wine and mourning his regrets.Whatever is a man to do when he’s going through some stuff?Get a dog, of course.Patrick Stewart has just dropped a brand new poster for Picard, just ahead of the show—alongside Discovery and the upcoming animated series Lower Decks—heading to San Diego Comic-Con next week.Oh who cares, it looks fab)!
Style matters a lot to Etsy’s millions of merchandisers.There’s roughly 43 different categories their products occupy, from knitted ware and cosmetics to midcentury modern decor, and the popularity of each style waxes and wanes depending on seasonality.Typically, classifying items requires a great deal of manual labor.But Etsy’s researchers last year embarked on a project to detect styles automatically across the storefront’s over 60 million listings.“[We wanted] to apply this to our buyers to try to get a sense of their style,” said Etsy CTO Mike Fisher during a session at VentureBeat’s Transform 2019 conference.“Tomorrow they might be looking for a wedding gift, and the next week, they might be looking for a gift for themselves because they want to celebrate a special occasion.
You can immediately see what Sony is going for with the new Xperia 1 just by looking at it.In a world dominated by Samsung and Huawei, Sony needed to give people a specific, differentiating reason to consider its phones.Those are the non-phone things that other divisions of Sony are good at, but the company has never really managed to translate those strengths to mobile.I’m more impressed by the color claims, which Sony calls “Creator Mode.” What it actually does is attempt to match the color reproduction from a reference monitor — with the DCI-P3 color gamut and the BT.2020 standard.Whatever the aspect ratio, I end up having to choose between giant black bars on either side of the video or going full-screen and cutting off people’s heads.It almost never pops up when I’m trying to use it and — even worse — it somehow manages to pop up when I am not trying to trigger it.
Huawei CVs show close links with military, study says – Financial TimesWhat happened: A study of more than 25,000 leaked resumes, or CVs, belonging to Huawei employees says it has found deeper links between the telecommunications equipment giant and the Chinese military and intelligence agencies.The research was conducted by Christopher Balding, a professor at Fulbright University Vietnam, who co-authored a research paper questioning Huawei’s claims of employee ownership.Balding searched through a database of leaked Chinese resumes and found some Huawei employees had also been simultaneously employed by institutions affiliated with the Chinese military.Huawei said it cannot verify “any of these so-called ‘Huawei Employee CVs’” and that it conducts background checks for job candidates with military or government backgrounds.Why it’s important: The study’s findings could not be verified because Balding did not share the database and describes in concrete terms only three profiles.
Loaded with bells and whistles for all manner of photographers, the Panasonic Lumix S1 is the best full-frame camera you can buy, combining a 24-megapixel sensor and excellent image stabilization system that performs double duty in a high-resolution mode, creating 96MP composite photos.Best full-frame camera overall: Panasonic Lumix S1Best full-frame DSLR: Nikon D850Best Sony full-frame camera: Sony A7 IIIBest Nikon full frame camera: Nikon Z 6Best Canon full-frame camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
A Virgin Atlantic flight had to make an emergency landing Thursday night after a passenger's seat burst into flames, apparently due to a portable battery pack catching fire, according to the Associated Press and police.The A330 Airbus was flying from New York's JFK Airport to London Heathrow, but was forced to land in Boston's Logan Airport.Neither Virgin Atlantic nor Massachusetts State Police immediately responded to requests for comment.
India‘s second biggest network provider, Reliance Jio, has teamed up with Facebook to launch a digital literacy program for people coming online for the first time.Jio, which has over 300 million subscribers in the country, will launch this program in 200 locations across 13 states.The company said the ‘Digital Udaan’ initiative will eventually reach 7,000 locations.In sessions held every Saturday at these locations in regional languages, the program will teach new internet users about online safety, and how to use apps like Facebook.It’ll also help them get to grips with the carrier’s JioPhone, a low-cost feature phone that runs on KaiOS and includes a bunch of modern features like Google Assistant, WhatsApp, video calls, and streaming media services.The social network has helped Jio in creating the training material including information brochures and videos.
When you hear the term “smartglasses,” you might picture something like Google Glass.They’ve developed a pair of experimental smartglasses which could be used to treat a variety of vision defects using depth-sensing cameras and eye-tracking technology.Called “Autofocals,” the glasses promise to keep objects in hyper-sharp focus at all times, whether they’re up close or far away.They do this by changing their depth of focus, based on what it is that a person is looking at.Bifocals and monovision gives a user clear vision at only two different distances.Also, monovision is perceptually uncomfortable for many users.
After facing billion dollar fines in the EU for abusing its dominance to favor its own services, the internet giant has now been caught in the cross hairs of Indian antitrust watchdog.The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found that Google may have misused its market share in Android in the country to prevent device manufacturers from opting for alternate versions of its mobile operating system.According to Reuters, which reviewed a 14-page order from CCI, “Google’s restrictions on manufacturers seemed to amount to imposition of ‘unfair conditions’ under India‘s competition law.”Google’s Android is the most widely used operating system in India, with about 99 percent of its phones sold using the platform.The CCI launched a full probe earlier this April to determine Google’s alleged abuse of its dominant position in Android to block rivals.But the investigation appears to have been ordered based on its initial assessment that the company is forcing manufacturers to pre-install its apps on Android devices.
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap.Even though it’s less common than it was, one of my favorite aspects of gaming is local multiplayer.Yeah, you can still have a great time playing online, but there’s nothing quite like handing your friends a solid beating, and then chatting shit right to their face.God, it makes me feel all warm inside.Now, one of the issues with actually doing this is price.Yeah, you can totally get a third-party controller to play with, but — in my experience — these are never as good as the official ones.
Plus: Barristers spar amid reading comprehension testAutonomy Trial Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch oversaw the launch of what was purported to be a new product line in order to fraudulently pad its revenues, HPE’s lawyers have alleged.This was an extension of the Brit biz's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) product, an archiving suite for unstructured data.HPE alleges that far from being a groundbreaking new product, “the launch of SPE was a pretense,” and that it was “merely a repositioning of existing IDOL functionality” to help Autonomy artificially swell its sales figures to make it seem more successful than it really was.In 2011, HP bought Autonomy, a maker of software to keep track of unstructured data, founded by Mike Lynch in the UK for $11bn.Lynch, Autonomy CEO at the time of the biz gobble, denies this.
The 2020 Dodge Charger Widebody's existence hasn't even been acknowledged for a full day yet, but already, Dodge has even more interesting news to share about the car.While hillclimb isn't Dodge's usual motorsport hang, it's apparently prepped a car that will make the dangerous ascent up the fully paved mountain road.Dodge announced on Thursday that it created a one-off 2020 Charger Widebody to make the run up the mountain at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado.With 156 turns over 12.4 miles of paved road, the vehicle needs to handle decreasing air pressure while making sure it has the power and grip to compete with the best.The car's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 has been massaged just for this run, with a race exhaust and special engine tuning.It has the stock SRT suspension with some Bilstein shock absorbers to handle the g-forces.
So, The Office is leaving Netflix.Ever since the streaming wars heated up, and every network/studio/hamster-with-a-YouTube-channel started announcing their plans for a stand-alone service, back-catalog TV shows and movies have become bargaining chips.Netflix wants to keep them and is willing to pay top dollar for the rights to stream them; production companies want them back to use as chum to entice future subscribers.It's also hard on viewers who have to face a world where they'll soon need at least a half-dozen streaming accounts to watch everything they want.NBCUniversal reportedly out-bid Netflix for the rights to The Office to the tune of $500 million ($100 million per year for five years).And in doing so, it's not just buying a marquee show—and one of Netflix's most popular—it's buying something the streaming giant can't easily replicate.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, and the Scheibye-Knudsen Lab, University of Copenhagen, announce the presentation of Danica Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley, at the 6th Aging Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum during the Basel Life Congress, September 10-12, 2019, Basel, Switzerland.As the loss of stem cell quiescence results in the depletion of the stem cell pool and compromised tissue regeneration, deciphering the molecular mechanisms that regulate the mitochondrial metabolic checkpoint in stem cells will increase our understanding of tissue homeostasis and how it becomes dysregulated under pathological conditions and during aging.More broadly, this knowledge is instrumental for understanding the maintenance of cells that convert between quiescence and proliferation to support their physiological functions.It is more urgent than ever to understand the reversibility of aging-associated conditions," said Danica Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley.Under the program leadership of Professor Morten Scheibye-Knudsen and Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, with distinguished scientists and industry experts in the field, we look forward to exploring breakthroughs for this great healthcare need for the planet," said Dr. Bhupinder Bhullar, Chair, Innovation Forum program committee, Basel Life 2019."The 6th annual Aging Research, Drug Discovery, and AI Forum at Basel Life will have a fresh program featuring some of the most prominent scientists and industry players in aging and longevity research covering the theory, applications and convergence of these three exciting areas," said Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder, and CEO of Insilico Medicine, Inc.
Microsoft today announced changes to its OneDrive storage service that will let consumers protect some or even all of their cloud-stored documents with an additional layer of security.The new feature - dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault - was trumpeted as a special protected partition of OneDrive where users could lock their "most sensitive and important files."They would access that area only after a second step of identity verification, ranging from a fingerprint or face scan to a self-made PIN, a one-time code texted to the user's smartphone or the use of the Microsoft Authenticator mobile app.(The process is often labeled as two-factor security to differentiate it from the username/password that typically secures an account.)The idea behind OneDrive Personal Vault, said Seth Patton, general manager for Microsoft 365, is to create a failsafe so that "in the event that someone gains access to your account or your device," the files within the vault would remain sacrosanct.As the feature's name implied, the vault is only for OneDrive Personal, the consumer-grade storage service, not for the OneDrive for Business available to commercial customers.
I think we all agree that knowing what lies ahead in the future makes life much easier.This is true for life events as well as for prices of washing machines and refrigerators or the demand of electrical energy in the whole city.Knowing how many bottles of olive oil customers will want tomorrow or next week allows for better restocking plans in the retail store.Knowing the likely increase in the price of gas or diesel allows a trucking company to better plan its finances.Examples where such knowledge can be of help are countless.Demand prediction is a big branch of data science.
Signing up for AmazonFresh is simple, and figuring out how to cancel it is just as easy.AmazonFresh is a grocery delivery program that delivers groceries directly to your door.An AmazonFresh membership costs $14.99 per month and is only available to paying Amazon Prime members.Canceling AmazonFresh only takes a minute, so if you no longer feel like paying for the convenience of grocery delivery, you should cut the service off immediately.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.I'm a huge fan of just about everything Amazon has to offer, from Amazon Music Unlimited to Prime Video to crazy fast shipping on thousands of products, but I've never been a big fan of AmazonFresh.
A kangaroo sighting in Wisconsin has sent local police on a chase for the marsupial.Grand Chute police said officers responded to a report of a joey hopping across a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 41 Monday morning.Police searched the nearby brush for signs of the visitor from Down Under, but couldn’t locate it.BABY KANGAROO DIES AFTER ESCAPING TRUCK AT ARKANSAS MILITARY BASE“It would appear that the kangaroo had...Hopped along,” the department joked on Twitter.
Singapore-based retail technology company Trax has acquired the SK Telecom’s Shopkick, an app that offers users rewards for shopping online and in-stores, for an undisclosed amount, according to a statement.The move adds a customer-tracking service to Trax’s growing list of offerings, which includes computer vision technology and analytics tools.Based in California, Shopkick provides rewards and gift cards to customers who browse online deals, watch videos, go into offline stores, scan product barcodes, and make purchases.For brands, its programs give insights into customer behavior and loyalty.“Bringing together shelf and shopper data will deliver new and powerful insights to consumer packaged goods brands and retailers,” said Trax CEO Joel Bar-El.Just last month, it was reported that Trax was looking to raise US$100 million at a pre-money valuation of roughly US$1.1 billion as well as to go public in 18 to 24 months.
Amid rising competitive pressure from AMD’s soon to be available Ryzen 3000 processor family, Intel may respond by slashing the prices on its 8th-Generation and 9th-Generation desktop CPUs by as much as 15%.Though unconfirmed, a report from DigiTimes suggests that Intel is looking at a minimum cut in price of 10% to address competition from AMD, an unprecedented move given Intel’s historic reluctance to compete on price.If accurate, the Intel Core i9-9900K processor, which is found on many high-end gaming PCs, could see a $75 price drop.Recent speculation about a price cut is not the first time that we’re hearing about Intel adjusting its strategy to address competition from rival AMD’s Ryzen lineup.Last month during Intel’s Investor Day, the company told analysts that it was lowering its gross margins estimates for the year, suggesting that a price drop may be in order.Intel blamed stiffer competition and the costs related to its transition to the 10nm and 7nm manufacturing process as reasons for the drop in gross revenue projections.
In case you didn't hear the thrilling Spider-Man news that Marvel has been teasing us with for days and getting the internet whipped up in a frenzy for, J.J. Abrams and his son [insert name here] are writing a comic...I don't know who let all these crickets in, but they're noisy little buggers.The countdown to the reveal began with a mysterious number four that had everyone losing their shit over the prospect of a Sam Raimi Spider-Man 4 comic book, amongst other things.The other things didn't cover this damp fart of announcement however.The internet hasn't let us down though, and people have been very upfront with their thoughts on the news - which you can read more about here - and we've rounded up our favourites for you to peruse at your leisure below, while you feel all smug and superior.I don't know who I'm supposed to be making fun of anymore, I'm sorry.
YouTube may face fines from a late-stage investigation by the US government into the video giant's handling of children's videos, according to a report by the Washington Post citing unnamed people familiar with the probe.The investigation at the Federal Trade Commission has propelled YouTube to reconsider some of its most fundamental elements, like its influential algorithm that suggests the next video to watch.The news came the same day as a report that YouTube is weighing significant changes to protect its youngest viewers and its content creators.Executives at the Google-owned video giant were reportedly debating whether to move all children's content off the main site to the standalone YouTube Kids app, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed people briefed on the talks.(The Post reported such a drastic move was unlikely.)In the midst of a parade of crises about content moderation on its massive video service, YouTube has been under fire for allowing content that exploits children.
Clive Selley, the CEO of Openreach, has called Boris Johnson’s call for full fibre coverage across the UK by 2025 “a stretch” given the practical realities of deployment.Openreach’ fibre rollout target recently increased to 15 million properties by the mid-2020s, while the government has touted 2033 as a potential data to switch off the UK’s copper network.Speaking at Connected Britain, Selley said that although Openreach had the ability to accelerate the speed of rollout, it depended on other factors such as legislation and favourable regulatory policies.“I think those targets should be regarded as ‘stretch numbers’,” he said.“[But] they’re not unrealistic and I applaud ambition.[In the past few years] there has been a sea change at Openreach and we have every capability in place to accelerate.
Few companies have changed the way developers work as profoundly as Atlassian.Its tools like Jira and Confluence are ubiquitous, and over the course of the last few years, the company has started to adapt many of them for wider enterprise usage outside of developer teams.To talk about Atlassian’s story from being a small shop in Australia to a successful IPO — and its plans for the future — the company’s co-founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar will join us at our inaugural TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event on September 5 in San Francisco.Farquhar co-founded Atlassian with Mike Cannon-Brookes, in 2001.It wasn’t until 2010, though, that the company raised its first major venture round ($60 million from Accel Partners).Even by that point, though, the company already had thousands of customers and a growing staff in Sydney and San Francisco.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at the family home in Houston watching on TV as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar module and into the pages of history.“We had two televisions in the house, so folks were huddled around both of them, some in the living room and some in one of the bedrooms, I think,” he told Fox News.“Friends, family, neighbors, they were all coming in and out.And, of course, we had the squawk box, as well, which I believe was set up in the bedroom at the time, so we could hear what was happening, more so than most.”THERE WAS A BIT OF TENSION': ASTRONAUT DESCRIBES WATCHING MOON LANDING WITH BUZZ ALDRIN’S FAMILYIt wasn't just the Armstrongs and their friends who watched with rapt attention.