The 2017 finalists in the housing category, located in cities from Tokyo to Copenhagen, are no exception.During a three-day event in Berlin in November, the WAF jury will name the World Building Of The Year, one of the most prestigious accolades in architecture.In a narrow alley in Tokyo, Japan, the House in the City features rooms in a staggered arrangement.It stretches four floors, so the family who lives there has plenty of room.Architects: Daisuke Ibano + Ryosuke Fujii + Satoshi NumanoiWith ample trees and shrubs on its facade, the Binh House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam brings nature into the city.
That Google’s parent company Alphabet has faith in the work of Google CEO Sundar Pichai could be deduced from his $200 million 2016 compensation.But now Alphabet has handed Pichai another vote of confidence, along with a new position of power as an Alphabet board member.“Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships, and tremendous product innovation,” Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder Larry Page said in a statement July 24 as Alphabet prepared to report its second-quarter earnings.“I really enjoy working with him and I’m excited that he is joining the Alphabet board.”Pichai came to Google in 2004 after working as an engineer and product manager at Santa Clara semiconductor firm Applied Materials, then as a McKinsey & Company consultant.Starting at Google on a team dedicated to development of the Search toolbar, Pichai proposed that Google build its own browser, which led to development of the hugely popular Chrome.
Confirmed the euro press, especially export companies, courses.Especially the car manufacturers of course you weighed the cartel investigation.the EU and the German authorities reported on Saturday he was investigating a possible cartel in the German car manufacturers.Volkswagen, Peugeot, Daimler and BMW shares were up more than 2.5% of the invoice, and Renault more than the 1.5 percent decline.Tightening of the price war, in turn, decreased the airlines shares.Ryanair was almost a five percent decline.
"Game of Thrones" exhibitionI'm sitting in a parking lot that juts out into San Diego Bay.A fleet of docked yachts flanks the spit of asphalt, a Joe's Crab Shack nearby.Lines of yellow "caution" tape divide the lot into rows, with thousands of people around me sipping coffee/quietly talking while sitting in portable camping chairs under large beach umbrellas.Four ospreys fly in formation overhead.The line winds along the waterfront, stretching to the neighboring Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.But with Warner Bros.'s DC films like "Justice League," Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Black Panther" (and possibly "Avengers: Infinity War," along with a bevy of high-profile shows like "Westworld" and "Stranger Things," lined up for Saturday, that promises to be day to be in Hall H.
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A study of the 100 most-cited neuroscience articles has revealed that 78 of these papers cover five topics, including neurological disorders, the prefrontal cortex, brain connectivity, brain mapping and methodology studies.The study allows scientists, policy-makers and investors to quickly identify the most-cited articles and impactful research in neuroscience.Neuroscience research aims to understand neural structure and function, and how this relates to behavior, normal physiological processes and disease.The discipline is growing rapidly, with scientists publishing more articles each year."It can be difficult for newcomers to the neuroscience field or clinicians to identify the major research topics," explains Andy Wai Kan Yeung of the University of Hong Kong, lead author on the study, which was recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.In theory, high numbers of citations should reveal articles with a big impact in the field, and comparing citations can be an impartial and convenient way to find papers that have made a splash.
Discovery could help us track agreement, empathy and comprehension in conversations.Anyone who is a fan of Star Trek is probably familiar with the Vulcan mind meld, a telepathic link between two individuals which allows both participants to temporarily share their brainwaves.Well, as with other Trek fantasies-turned-reality such as teleportation, universal translators, and the holodeck, it seems the idea wasn’t quite as far-fetched as viewers might have thought at the time.Even if there is not (yet) any telepathy involved.“Recent evidence has highlighted that the brain’s oscillatory activity, which can be understood like the rhythmic pattern of brain activity at different levels, is modulated by the properties of what the person is hearing — so that the oscillatory pattern gets entrained by the input to favor speech comprehension,” researcher Jon Andoni Duñabeitia told Digital Trends.“In this study, we decided to move a step forward and explore whether brain entrainment also occurs at the person-to-person level, and not just at the person-to-audio level.
With as much attention as Apple receives, it’s easy to forget that Android is the most popular mobile OS around the world and in the United States.In fact, as rumors swirl about a potential delay for the iPhone 8, CIRP reports that Android has increased its market share at the expense of Apple.According to CIRP’s research, Android accounted for 67% of US phone activations from April – June 2017, up from 63% in the same quarter last year.iOS activations dropped from 32% to 31% in that stretch.“At this point Android and iOS dominate smartphone activations, with basic phones taking even greater share than Windows,” said Josh Lowitz, co-founder of CIRP.“And, Android outsold iOS, and improved on its gains from 2016.
The days of being able to unhappily make your way through a Walmart with limited human interaction may soon be coming to an end.The retail giant is said to be developing facial recognition software designed to identify shoppers in checkout lines who appear to be unhappy or even angry.Once an agitated customer is detected, store employees will receive an alert whereupon they can go and see if there’s anything they can do to perhaps alleviate any problems the customer may have.Originally reported by Business Insider, the impetus behind the technology is to help store staff “respond more efficiently to customer service issues before shoppers have a chance to complain.”Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Walmart has toyed around with facial recognition technology.Just a few years back, a number of Walmart stores over a period of a few months installed facial recognition cameras in the hopes of identifying suspected or known shoplifters as they entered the store.
A little over a year ago, Google teased using natural language to get data from Google Analytics just by asking.Data analysts will have more time to focus on strategy, and the rest of the organization can get the information they need to understand how the business is performing online, the thinking goes.The new ability to ask questions builds on the Google Now-like automated insights that came to the Google Analytics mobile apps last fall.The insights surface data the system thinks will be useful to the person who is logged in, meaning they are tailored to the kinds of data and insights that user has engaged with.Roughly 20 percent of Google Analytics’ 700,000+ monthly app users are viewing those automated insights in Intelligence monthly, according to the company.The ability to use natural language to ask questions in Google Analytics has been years in the making and relies on Google’s artificial intelligence technology, which until now, has been used solely in consumer applications like search.
Two of the franchise’s biggest supporting characters are joining Dragon Ball Fighterz roster.Krillin and Piccolo are the fighting game’s newest additions, with the Japanese magazine V-Jump making the reveal (as reported by Gematsu).Dragon Ball Fighterz is coming out in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.The game has been getting plenty of attention thanks to its stunning visuals, which replicate the look of the show.We were so impressed, we gave it one of our Unreal E3 Awards during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last month.It also helps that Arc System Works, a studio known for its work on hit fighting game franchises like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is developing Dragon Ball Fighterz.
EaseUS ToDo Backup Home 10 may not have the cachet of rival Acronis True Image, but it's nearly as capable.It also supports LTO 4 tape, which alone warrants an upgrade to the program's $30 price tag if you're one of the diehards still rocking serial storage.For instance, "mount" refers to opening existing backup images so that they appear as a drive letter, letting you browse their contents in Windows Explorer.It should read "referred to by the reparse point," which means if you have a shortcut to My Documents on your D drive, the contents of the actual My Documents folder will be backed up along with the D drive.However, beginners might not know such things, and with the help file online you have to open a browser to get an answer.Despite the lack of local help, ToDo Backup's interface and workflow really grew on us.
IBM’s Watson supercomputer is now prescreening content for native ads.The supercomputer’s newest job is to assist AdYouLike, a native ad supply-side and publisher platform out of the UK.The company, founded in 2011, says it offers the largest in-feed native ad platform in Europe, and it recently set up an office in New York City.CRO co-founder and US General Manager Francis Turner told me this is the first time Watson has been employed to help target native ads toward compatible surrounding content and determine which content is objectionable to a brand.Turner said that Watson, accessed via an API, is being utilized “to understand and read content as a human would do.”[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]
The debate about the impact of new technology, particularly AI, on society continues to rage.Last month, for example, the current front runner to replace Jerry Brown as Californian Governor in 2018, Gavin Newsom – traditionally one of Silicon Valley’s most vocal supporters – warned graduating computer science students at UC Berkeley about the duty to “exercise their moral authority” to improve society.“This is code red, a firehose, a tsunami, that’s coming our way,” he said about the impact of new technology on jobs and inequality.To answer this question, and to talk more generally about the impact of AI on employment, I sat down with the co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Andrew McAfee.One of the world’s leading authorities on the economic consequences of new technology, McAfee is also the co-author of the 2014 bestseller The Second Machine Age and the just published Machine, Platform, Crowd.So what’s changed since 2014, I asked McAfee about his findings in his new book.
Transistors, as used in billions on every computer chip, are nowadays based on semiconductor-type materials, usually silicon.As the demands for computer chips in laptops, tablets and smartphones continue to rise, new possibilities are being sought out to fabricate them inexpensively, energy-saving and flexibly.The group led by Dr. Christian Klinke has now succeeded in producing transistors based on a completely different principle.They use metal nanoparticles which are so small that they no longer show their metallic character under current flow but exhibit an energy gap caused by the Coulomb repulsion of the electrons among one another.Via a controlling voltage, this gap can be shifted energetically and the current can thus be switched on and off as desired.In contrast to previous similar approaches, the nanoparticles are not deposited as individual structures, rendering the production very complex and the properties of the corresponding components unreliable, but, instead, they are deposited as thin films with a height of only one layer of nanoparticles.
IKEA US and MEC Wavemaker, MEC’s content division, have partnered with pop duo Superfruit’s Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying to launch a first-to-market interactive Snapchat video experience for ‘Back to College’ season to appeal to a millennial audience.Tapping into the influencer bench of Fullscreen Media, IKEA and MEC leaned on music and comedy duo Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (real-life roommates) for authentic, entertaining content that brings to life IKEA’s Back to College styles.The creative becomes a choose your own adventure-style video encounter with the duo, where you can study together or apart, get ready for a party, decorate and other fun IKEA-based fun.Leveraging Eko’s interactive storytelling technology, IKEA and MEC Wavemaker transformed a linear video activation into a personalized click-through, enabling viewers to follow the influencer of their choice, controlling and impacting the outcome with the tap of a button.Viewers take an active role in how the story takes shape, offering insight into user preferences and capturing the essence of IKEA’s broad range of styles.Commenting on the campaign, Kendra Ferguson, IKEAMedia project manager, said: “We curated seven different style collections for our Back to College campaign.
That’s a lot of competition for businesses that sell items there.In fact, being competitive on Amazon is exactly what I’m going to discuss in this interview.It’s with Casey Gauss, co-founder and C.E.O.I knew nothing about Amazon until a friend of mine showed me what he was selling.It was roughly three years ago.A lot of sellers have a love-hate relationship with Amazon.
Virtual reality is cool and all, but it won’t really become mainstream until a) it’s affordable and b) it doesn’t require a £1,000+ gaming PC.But it seems Facebook is attempting yet again to make VR a thing.Facebook is creating a new Oculus VR headset that’s not only untethered, but also cheap, according to Bloomberg.The new headset, codenamed “Pacific,” is expected to be announced at the end of 2017 for only $200 ( £154).It’ll eventually ship in 2018.The new headset will reportedly do many of the same things the current version does, but based on the price, it may be a lower-quality device.
Technology is moving forward at such a rate that your clothing could soon become smart devices.Researchers have created a new fabric that could monitor and transmit data on human movement and function as a digital device in the form of an item of clothing.The technology involves extremely sensitive capacitors, and the fabric is structured with a layer of silicone in-between layers of conductive fabric.Measurements of the fabric’s sensitivity show reactions to less than half a millimetre of movement, this indicates the ease and accuracy with which the technology could track movement for fitness purposes.A new precedent may be set for smart apparel by this new development, as actual computing elements are intended to be incorporated without contributing to the impediment of activity.Behind the project is Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, working alongside Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Following a report claiming it was banning personal VPNs, Chinese officials are hitting back with cries of “fake news.”Bloomberg reported earlier this week that Chinese telecommunications carriers were ordered to block access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by February 1 next year.However, according to The Paper (as translated by The Shanghaiist), China is doing nothing of the kind.The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology denied a call to ban personal VPNs.They went so far as to call the Bloomberg piece “false.”The same source says the only measures the government has so far taken this year is a directive from January intended to cut down on “unauthorized” VPNs used to conduct illegal business.