To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.US and European scooter startups met the British government on Monday to discuss making scooters legal in the UK.Scooters are becoming more widespread in the US and Europe, but remain illegal in the UK.YouTuber Emily Hartridge died after her electric scooter collided with a lorry.Multiple sources told Business Insider that scooter operators, including Bird, Bolt (formerly Taxify), Voi, and Wind, sat down with Michael Ellis, the UK's transport minister, for a closed roundtable on Monday morning.According to the source, Ellis told the firms that any change in UK law would be slow and would need to undergo a thorough review.
An airport hotel in Japan has built a full-size flight simulator into one of its guest rooms so aviation fans can try their hand at piloting a passenger plane the night before their departure.Nervous flyers may want to stay in a regular room.The operator of the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu created the so-called “Superior Cockpit Room” to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Travel Daily reported.Staying in the new room costs around 25,000 Japanese yen (about $230) per night, but firing up the controls of the Boeing 737-800 simulator will cost you extra, putting you at risk of blowing your travel budget even before you’ve reached your destination.It means that when the room becomes available from July 18, you’ll have to fork out an additional 30,000 yen (about $280) for a 90-minute lesson with a qualified flight instructor.Still, aircraft enthusiasts flying out of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport will doubtless believe it’s a price worth paying.
With the Galaxy Note 10 being leaked and shared all over the internet, we thought it’s best to look back at one of the most important devices in the series.I spent two weeks using the Galaxy Note 8 and I’d like to present my thoughts on the viability of the device in 2019 in this article.The Note 8 thankfully carried a lot more reliability and didn’t repeat on the previous year’s disaster.It gets unbelievably bright outdoors and is pin sharp, somewhat to its detriment, which we’ll talk about a bit later.For context, here are the specs of the Note 8’s display vs. the current flagship Galaxy S10+:Performance isn’t amazing with my Exynos model.
Concept cars like the Bentley EXP 100 GT are eye-catching – and extreme – showcases of blue sky thinking at car companies, but according to the British automaker the huge luxury grand tourer also represents a roadmap of sorts for future production vehicles.That’s all changing, starting from 2019, with the introduction of a comprehensive electrification plan from the automaker.Now, “electrification” has become something of a catch-all term in recent years, encompassing everything from 48V mild hybrids through to plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars along the way.If it’s anything like the EXP 100 GT, that will mean a potent EV drivetrain: the concept car musters 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and over 1,100 lb-ft of torque.Bentley also envisages it having around 435 miles of range on a single charge.The centenary concept has four electric motors, for example, one for each wheel.
IBM has touted the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in its tech services it offers to the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) and its annual Wimbledon tennis tournament.It should be noted that IBM has a long-term 30 year relationship with AELTC and it has previously touted the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in past years that has helped drive new spectator-focused technologies for fans to enjoy.An AI machine, IBM’s Project Debater, last year held its own in a public debate with human beings.The machine apparently spoke, listened and rebutted a human’s arguments in what was considered a groundbreaking display of artificial intelligence.IBM said that its AI expertise has helped “ensure The Championships runs safely and securely for its critical three-week period.”And new for this year is the news that IBM has used “enhanced AI-powered automated video highlights for Wimbledon fans.”
“Restrictive” readings by the EBA would lead to “significant market disruptions”EPSM, a European payment services industry group, has called for a minimum 18-month delay to the introduction of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules under PSD2 – just eight weeks ahead of a looming deadline for implementation.“EPSM recommends that additional timeframes of 18 months for standard applications and up to 36 months for challenging applications, (e.g.SCA, to be introduced September 14, requires robust additional security authentications for a majority of online transactions over €30 (£26.95).Regulatory technical standards (RTS) for SCA were adopted by the European Parliament in March 2018.The aim is to increase the security of electronic payments over by introducing two-factor authentication (2FA) – for all transactions over €30 that fall under the scope of the rules.
With over-the-top (OTT) changing the way we consume entertainment across devices, most of the media attention is going to the big players trying to elbow their way into the streaming space with big new subscription services and original programming.Less discussed is the suite of technologies that pave the way for those services to connect to their audience and monetize the content.As always, entrepreneurs should look for cracks and gaps in the existing processes to find better solutions.Right now, the biggest systemic pains in the emerging OTT ecosystem are around the complexity of the fragmented user experience – having to sign in and out of multiple systems to get to the content we want to watch – and around adapting old mass-audience advertising models to the new era of multi-device, multi-platform, personalized viewing.Enabling the Evolving Advertising ModelCurrently the streaming market is divided between ad-supported services and premium-fee subscription models, but that hard division is unlikely to survive the next wave of market disruption.
Exposure to blue light at night may be sabotaging your weight loss and low carb dieting efforts, a new study has found.The research focused on rats that followed a diurnal schedule, meaning they were awake during the day and slept at night.When exposed to light from LEDs for an hour at night, the rats were found to have an increased sugar cravings and reduced glucose tolerance the next day.Artificial light produced by smartphones, tablets, television screens, and other gadgets includes high levels of blue light.Exposure to this blue light later in the day, and particularly at night, has been linked by past research to various health issues, including reduced sleep quality.New research recently presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) in the Netherlands found that in rats with the same sleeping patterns as humans, a single hour of blue light exposure at night had significant effects on glucose tolerance and sugar cravings the next day.
The sculpture technique developed by this research can be applied not only to tungsten but also to other hard materials.In a fusion reactor study, "tungsten," which is one of the hardest metal materials, is the most likely candidate for the armour material of the device that receives the plasma heat/particle load.In order to observe a cross-section very near the top surface of the tungsten with TEM, we firstly extract a small piece of the tungsten sample from its surface and then fabricate an ultra-thin film by cutting the extracted sample.The thickness of the film must be below ~100 nm (nanometer) to obtain high resolution due to the high-transmission of the electron beam (IMAGE 1).Therefore, it has been almost impossible to obtain the ~100 nm thickness level by using conventional thin-film fabrication technique.The research team of Dr. Masayuki Tokitani and Daisuke Nagata et al.
Dropbox has announced a new desktop file-transfer service that makes it easy to send up to 100GB of files to anyone using a simple link.Dropbox Transfer, as the service is known, is available today in beta, though you will be added to a waiting list at first pending the company’s approval.With Dropbox Transfer, the company will allow users to drag-and-drop files from their machine, or add items that are already stored in their Dropbox account (which will be quicker given that they’re already in the cloud).Alternatively, the sender can generate an email automatically from inside the Transfer tool, which will send a link to all the intended recipients.It’s also worth noting here that the recipient receives copies of the files, rather than getting access to the original documents.There are, of course, other similar tools out there, including the likes of WeTransfer and Mozilla’s Firefox Send.
Swimming pools splashed over their rims.The 7.1-magnitude Ridgecrest earthquake shook California on July 5 and left a notable scar behind for satellites to witness.Planet Labs' Doves satellite system images all of Earth every day.Planet Labs CEO Will Marshall shared his company's view of the damage to Twitter on Sunday.The before-and-after images come from July 4 and July 6 and show a significant surface rupture near the epicenter.This kind of rupture occurs when the ground offsets during an earthquake.
with The party leaders, Annie Lööf, promises to be a new system, an employee will be on-site during the current period of mandaperioden.”We're going to get a more in-gynsam, and the improvement of the taxation,” she said.(Di, Digital/Visby) on Thursday announced it got a number of proposals, which the party hopes will lead to more and more rural communities may continue to live.Among other things, attracting Survivors to the voters with a tax for a number of municipalities in the Swedish north and the north-west.in Tree Research was started in the current economic talk about, to the point of entrepreneurs, small business owners and startups, which are important elements of the rural development.many of the startupbolag, particularly in rural areas, is the question of whether the incentive plan and the employee stock options is an important issue.
The folks at Canon have a new camera they want you to see, a camera that’ll go with you wherever you like, clipped to your belt loop.This camera is the Canon IVY REC, and upon first glance, it reminded us of one of the most strange cameras ever made: the HTC Re.The HTC Re looked for all the world like a fat pipe, the likes of which you’d use to capture video and photos anywhere you went with a tap of its giant physical backside button.The Canon IVY REC is similar.This camera is meant to be self-contained as a clip, able to be attached to your person without the aide of any additional accessories.This device is capable of capturing both photos and video, too, and is relatively waterproof.
In a rather unexpected and almost unprecedented move, Samsung’s chief executive put on the record the embarrassment that the Galaxy Fold fiasco caused the company.It isn’t turning a blind eye to the controversy but neither is it backing down from its vision of a foldable future.In fact, anonymous insiders claim that the company has just wrapped up two months of fixing the Galaxy Fold’s design flaws and it has added another precaution to the changes it was already reported to have implemented.News that Samsung has already settled on a fix for the Galaxy Fold isn’t exactly new.Last month, insiders talked about how it has decided to stretch the sensitive and critical protective film around the entire screen and tuck it under the bezels to make it impossible to peel off with just a fingernail.It also reportedly shrunk the opening at the hinges to block the ingress of particles.
After a slow start to the year, Tesla announced Tuesday that it made and delivered a record number of cars in the second quarter of 2019.The electric automaker produced 87,048 vehicles in the quarter, and delivered “approximately 95,200,” after having finished the first quarter of the year with some 10,000 cars listed as “in transit.”Those numbers were above the expectations of industry analysts, many of whom expected closer to 91,000 deliveries this past quarter.Tesla’s previous best quarter came at the end of 2018, amid the company’s mad push to meet its own sky-high goals.News of Tesla’s quarterly performance comes at a time where Tesla lost three high-ranking executives in the span of a week.Peter Hochholdinger, one of the company’s production VPs, was recently hired away by EV startup Lucid Motors.
A filing for an unreleased MacBook Pro was briefly accessible on the Federal Communication Commission’s website today before later being pulled.The FCC documentation refers to model number A2159, which lines up with MacBook-related filings Apple made with the Eurasian Economic Commission last month.Digging into the FCC filing offers a closer glimpse of the product it pertains to: we learn that it has a 13-inch screen and shares the same dimensions as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro.With that information factored in, the best guess is that we’ll soon see an update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar.The “MacBook Escape,” as it’s sometimes referred to, has gone ignored in Apple’s lineup since 2017, as MacRumors notes.If this were any kind of substantial MacBook redesign, you’d expect at least one of those measurements to be different than the current hardware.
Revenge porn isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but with advancements in AI, “deepfakes” — an AI-based technology used to digitally produce or alter realistic looking video content — are becoming increasingly harder to distinguish from real videos.To combat this, Virginia just became one of the first states in the US to impose criminal penalties on the spread of non-consensual, computer-generated “deepfake” images and videos.The amendment officially went into effect yesterday, the Verge reported, and means that anyone found guilty of distributing deepfake material will face a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.The new law clarifies that revenge porn also includes “falsely created videographic or still image” — which could mean photoshopped images, fake video footage, and “deepfakes” fall under this law.Deepfake tech has become easily accessible and videos can be made via apps or on affordable consumer-grade equipment, which is partly why earlier this year the web was flooded with pornographic films of high-profile female celebrities.The erosive effects deepfakes could have on politics are also obvious — such as a video of Barack Obama calling Trump a “dipshit” or doctored-footage of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounding drunk.
You can’t go to an enterprise conference these days without talking containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container management system.It’s no surprise then, that we’ll do the same at our inaugural TC Sessions: Enterprise event on September 5 in San Francisco.As we already announced last week, Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie and Google’s director of product management for Kubernetes will join us to talk about the past, present and future of containers in the enterprise.In addition, we can now announce that two other Kubernetes co-founders will join us: Google principal software engineer Tim Hockin, who currently works on Kubernetes and the Google Container Engine, and Microsoft distinguished engineer Brendan Burns, who was the lead engineer for Kubernetes during his time at Google.With this, we’ll have three of the four Kubernetes co-founders on stage to talk about the five-year-old project.Before joining the Kuberntes efforts, Hockin worked on internal Google projects like Borg and Omega, as well as the Linux kernel.
In the past 12 months, Talis has invested in Pricefx, Beyond, Edge Intelligence, Insurdata, The Learning People, Import.io, Omni:us, Oh My Green, The Plum Guide, Ynsect, Medbelle, Artemis, Zyper and others.Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Talis Capital, said: “The investors we work closely with want to back the next generation of innovators and disruptors… Talis Capital has its roots in a family office, but has grown to incorporate over 30 individuals and families to offer a gateway to the best of the European venture capital scene.”We did a Q with Talis’s Matus Maar (MD) and Vasile Foca (MP), both co-founders of Talis Capital, to find out what makes this fund tick:What’s it like to work with Talis versus any other kind of vc?What’s unusual is we’re backed by a group of successful entrepreneurs and business people, this unlocks opportunities for our companies across a broad range of sectors.We’re a generalist technology investor looking for companies that have global potential.
OEMs and especially network operators are buzzing about 5G but not many of them talk about the practical use of the new technology apart from insanely fast downloads and lag-free streaming.5G, in theory, enables new experiences not possible on mobile before but also requires newer technologies to keep up with the demand.At MWC Shanghai 2019, Vivo is showing off its 5G play which includes AR glasses to take advantage of those speeds, 120W charging to keep phones powered on, and a 5G phone at the center of it all.Faster data transfers with near-zero latency aren’t just for downloading or streaming videos.In theory, it could power the next generation of VR, AR, and MR (Mixed Reality) experiences by delivering data to mobile devices at breakneck speeds.Almost as if everything is happening locally on the phone.
A newly formed holding company, Future Media Group, acquired W from Condé Nast, the companies said today.Formed by Surface Media, the new company will include brands Surface, Watch Journal and W and will posture itself as a portfolio of luxury brands.This is the third title Condé Nast has sold in the past month.In May, the publisher said it was selling Golf Digest to Discovery Inc. and Brides to Dotdash.Exact financial details for this sale were not disclosed, but Condé will continue to oversee ad sales and operations for digital and video in the transition.The editorial staff will temporarily stay at One World Trade Center.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Carbon, a manufacturing startup that lets companies outsource 3D printing capabilities, announced Tuesday it raised $260 million in Series E funding from Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford.The round, which included several other existing investors such as Adidas Ventures and Sequoia Capital, values the company at more than $2.4 billion.Carbon CEO and cofounder Joseph DeSimone told Business Insider that autonomous vehicle parts are some of the best candidates for 3D printing because they require more sophisticated sensors than regular vehicles, which cost startups millions to manufacture on their own.3D printing is turning out to be a billion-dollar business.Carbon, a manufacturing startup that lets companies outsource 3D printing capabilities, announced on Tuesday it raised $260 million in Series E funding from Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford.
His wife and co-host is grieving the loss of her sister, Julia Johnson.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Walmart, like most automakers and tech giants, believes autonomous technology can help it save a tremendous amount of money.But the company isn’t just interested in getting people from point A to point B; it wants to use self-driving trucks and vans to move goods around America and ultimately slash its shipping costs in half.American retailers have already started experimenting with autonomous technology; geo-fenced self-driving prototypes made by Nuro are delivering groceries from a Kroger store in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the same pods will begin delivering pizza from Domino’s stores to hungry customers in Houston by the end of 2019.Walmart is taking a broader approach: Instead of only using autonomous cars for last-mile deliveries, it also wants to deploy them to connect the stores and warehouses it operates around the nation.The company calls this the middle-mile part of the supply chain.The technology required to achieve autonomous middle-mile deliveries is similar to the technology needed for last-mile deliveries.
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If you’re obsessed with makeup tutorials on YouTube, we’ve good news for you.You can now try out makeup with your favorite YouTubers using augmented reality.The tool is called AR Beauty Try-On, will let you virtually try products on your face with AR while following along with guides on YouTube.The streaming platform said it’s tuned the algorithm to make virtual beauty products work on all skin tones.YouTube‘s testing out an alpha version of this feature with FameBit, Google’s branded content platform.It has partnered with M.A.C Cosmetics so you can try out their products.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a May 22 email to the electric-car maker's employees that they needed to consistently produce 1,000 Model 3 sedans per day for the rest of the second quarter to set a record for vehicle deliveries in one quarter.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Documents viewed by Business Insider suggest Tesla did not meet Musk's goal in the weeks after he sent the email.Read more: It's been 100 years since we've seen anybody like Elon Musk — here's why that's so disorientingAccording to documents that describe the daily output rate for one segment of Model 3 production in Fremont, California, output reached at least 1,000 units per day just once in the weeks following Musk's May 22 email.An increase in daily production rates during the final weeks of June would not be unprecedented.
China’s housing unicorn Danke appoints ex-Baidu executive as new COO – TechCrunchWhat happened: Danke Gongyou, a Chinese housing startup valued at $2 billion, has hired Gu Guodong as its chief operating officer.TechCrunch reports that he will roll out targeted marketing and real estate acquisitions, and oversee more rigorous operational procedures.Gu was one of five top-level Baidu executives following Baidu’s disappointing quarterly earnings report.He oversaw marketing staff for search, Baidu’s highest-grossing division, helping earn annual sales of around $14.4 billion.Why it’s important: Founded in 2015 and backed by Tiger Global and Ant Financial, Danke rents shared houses targeting young professionals.
9to5Google has received a couple of photos of the upcoming Pixel 4, out in the world.Their tipster says the photos were taken in London and they confirm what Google had already shown with its tease earlier this week: there’s a big, square camera bump on the back.According to 9to5Google, the person who spotted the phone and snuck the photos also managed to get a glimpse of the front of the device, which reportedly did not have a notch but instead a large “forehead” with two cameras in it.As you can see, the phone is in a case, and though it’s pretty blurry it looks like it’s Google’s classic fabric case that it has made for previous Pixel phones.There’s also a hole at the top of the case, presumably for a second microphone, a common feature on most smartphone these days for noise cancellation and stereo recording.The photo comes as many as four months ahead of the expected launch of the Pixel 4 in October.
Yesterday, Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) announced its ambitious plan to put up a space station in the next decade.The space agency’s chief, K. Sivan, said the idea is to build the space station in the next seven years, and launch it by 2030.Sivan mentioned that India doesn’t plan to carry out research experiments from the Internation Space Station (ISS), and wants to build its own facility.He added that it’ll be a hub for microgravity research.The ISRO chief stressed upon the fact that the station’s not going to be too big:Our station won’t be very big, it’ll have a mass of 15-20 tons, and be used for microgravity tests.