Characters like Mercy don't need to kill to be effective in Overwatch.Many of the development staff on Overwatch were transplants from Project Titan, Blizzard s ambitious but ultimately canceled MMO that would have let players choose between combat and pacifist roles.That concept was rolled in to Overwatch—so, in some sense, the game s been in development for almost a decade.In the clip, the hoodie-cloaked cynical child jeers at his younger brother, pointing out that Overwatch has disbanded.In a recent post to the Overwatch subreddit, a player with cerebral palsy describes how they were able to play as a sniper for the first time thanks to the game s extensive control customization options.More than anything else, playing Overwatch is about sharing an experience and working together, no matter who you re with, Kaplan says.
Goldman, Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities will act as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering, which will be made only by means of a prospectus.The company has offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.Annual revenues surged from $49.9m to $166.9m between 2013 and 2015.The programmable communications cloud software allows developers to embed voice, messaging, video and authentication capabilities into their applications through simple-to-use application programming interfaces.It interconnects with communications networks across the world and analyses data to optimise the quality and cost of communications that flow via the company's platform.The business model for innovators reduces friction and upfront costs, encourages experimentation and allows developers to increase their customers base.
FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Verizon workers picket outside one of the company's facilities in Boston.AP Photo/Steven Senne MoreNEW YORK AP -- Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.Verizon released a statement saying it's pleased with the agreement, which has "meaningful changes and enhancements" that will make its wireline business more competitive.It applies to about 165 workers in six wireless stores in Brooklyn, New York, and one store in Massachusetts.Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Friday that the agreement is being written and will be submitted for approval by union members, and he expects workers back on the job next week.This story has been corrected to show that just over one-fifth of Verizon's U.S. workforce is unionized, instead of about 30 percent.
New York-listed Alibaba, the world s largest e-commerce services company, saw its share price fall 6.8 per cent to US$75.59 in US trading on Wednesday -- its steepest drop since January -- on news of the SEC probe that the company disclosed in its regulatory filing this week.On the substantive topics in the SEC inquiry, we are confident of our accounting for consolidation, and of our robust and transparent disclosures in our 20-F and March quarterly earnings about major equity-method investees, such as Cainiao and Koubei, as well as related party transactions, Tsai said.Koubei is the online-to-offline, daily deals joint venture that Alibaba established with affiliate Ant Financial Services Group, which operates online payment platform Alipay.Noted short-seller James Chanos, the founder of Kynikos Associates, had also questioned Alibaba s accounting metrics and cash flow.Alibaba earlier this month reported a 193 per cent jump in net profit to 71.29 billion yuan HK$84.39 billion in the 12 months to March, up from 24.32 billion yuan in its previous fiscal year.We believe it is still difficult for US generalist investors to grasp the massive numbers on Singles Day because they under-appreciate the potential purchasing power of Chinese consumers and the prevalence of mobile commerce in China, Tsai said.
The TEB model was debuted at the China Beijing International High-Tech ExpoDesigns for an elevated bus that carries passengers over cars have been unveiled by engineers in China.Models for the Transit Elevated Bus TEB show the vehicle – which resembles a tram more than a bus – moving above the road surface while cars drive through the tunnel-like space beneath it.While the model debuted at the Beijing expo looks more like a toy railway set than an example of the future of city transport, plans for the elevated bus are already taking shape.The TEB will have a capacity of 1,200 passengers, the same as a standard subway train, but will cost just one fifth as much to build.According to the Chinese newspaper The People's Daily the first tests of the bus are scheduled to start during the second half of this year in Qinhuangdao City.The paper predicts that the buses could be in use by the end of this year.
Emerging-market stocks rallied, led by exporters and energy companies, as oil prices gained and strong U.S. housing data boosted confidence in the world s biggest economy.Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong jumped the most in Asia after oil s climb drove a rally in energy shares.Oil extended gains to near $50 a barrel as weekly U.S. industry data showed crude stockpiles declined, easing a glut.Optimism of improving global growth is outweighing most investors fears on higher U.S. interest rates, while oil prices add another lifeline for developing countries equities, Mongkol Puangpetra, an investment strategist at KTB Securities Thailand Co., said by phone in Bangkok The expected rise in U.S. rates still remains a major risk to emerging markets.Taiwan Semiconductor climbed 2.3 percent, sending the benchmark Taiex up to the highest level in almost four weeks.The won rose 0.8 percent, boosted by optimism that strength in the U.S. economy will shore up demand for South Korean exports, which have contracted for 16 straight months.
CSC Chief Executive Officer Mike Lawrie will lead the new company.Shares of HP Enterprise, which also reported better-than-estimated second-quarter earnings, jumped 11 percent in extended trading, and CSC stock surged 23 percent.HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman has been pushing to streamline her company by freeing it from sluggish businesses in tough industries.After shedding the personal-computer and printer business last year with the breakup of computing giant Hewlett-Packard Co., she s now exiting the market for outsourced technology services and consulting.CSC, whose main business is services, will add HP Enterprise s existing customers, and the deal is expected to generate $1 billion in cost savings in its first year, the companies said.Whitman will have a seat on the new company s board, which will be split evenly between directors nominated by each company, HP Enterprise said in a statement.For HP Enterprise, the deal unwinds an expansion Hewlett-Packard made in 2008, when the company purchased Electronic Data Systems for about $13 billion.Separately, HP Enterprise said fiscal second-quarter profit excluding certain items was 42 cents a share, on revenue of $12.7 billion.Analysts on average had projected profit of 42 cents on sales of $12.3 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.That compares with an average estimate of 48 cents.Revenue in the Enterprise Group, HP Enterprise s largest unit, posted a 7 percent gain from a year earlier to $7 billion.
Planes, ships and submarines are now scouring the waters for a signal and debris from the crash.As in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which continues more than two years on, finding underwater wreckage is extremely difficult.While ships searching the area where EgyptAir is believed to have crashed have found some wreckage and human remains in the past few days, the black boxes, which could offer insight on the cause of the crash, were missing.Batteries that power signals from the airliner s black boxes will likely be exhausted in less than 30 days.Authorities are anxious to determine what caused the crash.Officials have oscillated between suggesting the possibility of a terror attack, and cautioning against jumping to any conclusions based on the limited data and evidence collected.
Det är inte första gången Google blivit anklagade för att flytta pengar.fotograf: AlamyIT-jätten Googles Pariskontor har fått påhälsning av polis.Misstankarna rör undanhållande av 1,6 miljarder euro i skatt, uppger en källa.Det är inte första gången Google blivit anklagade för att flytta pengar för att komma undan skatt.Tidigare anklagelser har gällt flytt av medel till lågskattelandet Irland där internetkoncernen har sitt huvudkontor för Europa.
Credit: Weibo The photo of what appears to be the iPhone 7, features redesigned plastic antenna bandsThe unit's minor redesign appears to be largely in line with previous reports that Apple has done away with the horizontal plastic antenna strips which run across the width of the handset's top and bottom, instead running only along the edges.The bands are necessary for the handset to be able to make and receive phone calls, but it's largely believed that Apple's design team are not big fans of the way they break up the aluminium body, and have been trying to minimise and cover them up for some time.Further pictures found on Weibo by NowhereElse.Fr editor Steve Hemmerstoffer depict a dual lens camera module and three NAND storage chips, sized at 16GB, 64GB and 256GB.It has been previously reported Apple was planning to upgrade the maximum storage of the iPhone 7 to 256GB, up from the current 128GB maximum.While pictures of what is purported to be the iPhone 7 depict a circular lens flush with the handset's aluminium body, a picture of what could be the iPhone Plus details a pill-shaped enclosure designed for two lenses and a smart connector.The picture depicts a dual-lens enclosure and smart connector on the phone's back The iPhone 7: no smart connector?
– Den svenska tillväxten på it-sidan är i dag helt konsumentledd.När det gäller företagens it-köp är det i princip nolltillväxt och de statliga investeringarna i it minskar, säger Fredrik Lind, Nordenansvarig för teknik, media och telekom på BCG.Varken den förra regeringen eller den nuvarande har haft en digital vision eller ambition som duger enligt Fredrik Lind.Det går väldigt långsamt och är inte särskilt konkret.Som jämförelse lyfter han fram fyra länder i Europa som har tydliga digitala strategier – Storbritannien har en technology roadmap , Nederländerna har också haft frågan uppe länge och har bland annat arbetat med stöd till små och medelstora företag för att få med dem i digitaliseringen.– Estland är aggressiva policymässigt.
Dödgrävare, Nicrophorus vespilloides.För hanarna är det positivt att para sig ofta eftersom det ökar antalet avkommor, medan honorna bara behöver para sig ett fåtal gånger för att alla ägg ska bli befruktade.Det visade sig att förändringar av det ena könets genitalier påverkade utvecklingen av det andra könets organ.Förändringen var som störst i gruppen där parningen skedde ofta och den sexuella konflikten var som störst.Där blev hanarnas genitalier längre och honorna svarade med att utveckla mer markanta taggar på sina könsorgan, enligt studien som publiceras i tidskriften Evolution.Få nyheterna du kommer att snacka om i ditt facebookflöde — gilla Metro Sverige
In return, Amazon has rolled out Salesforce's software as a company-wide platform last quarter, he said.Alexa's cameoSalesforce still runs the majority of its workload on its own private datacenters.But Benioff's comments Wednesday suggest it may offload more of its operations to Amazon — bolstering Amazon's fast-growing, and increasingly important, cloud business.Throughout the call Benioff had nothing but glowing remarks for AWS, saying it's the most "sophisticated" and "robust" public cloud service in the market.Even Uber is reported to be contemplating a move to the public cloud, taking bids from the cloud arms of Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.It's still unclear how far Salesforce is planning to go with AWS.Salesforce has a lot of clients in regulation-heavy industries, so it's unlikely they'll go all-out on AWS anytime soon.
While nominally aimed at comic book enthusiasts, the franchise wisely dispensed with dense backstories, superfluous characters and silly costumes in favour of the bare, leather-clad essentials.There are simply too many second-tier characters, carried-over plot threads and half-remembered flashbacks to tell a cohesive story.This is particularly evident in the first act which seesaws wildly between plots and continents as the many too many protagonists embark on disconnected quests and errands.They all look like Skeletor s B-team henchmen from He-Man: Masters Of The Universe.For example, there s a scene where these ultra-cartoony, lycra-clad villains are hanging out in the ruins of Auschwitz.By our count, this scene has now appeared in the X-Men movies four times.
Kuva: Jarno Tahvainen / YleJärjestelmä kuvaa kilvet, kertoo nopeuden sekä esimerkiksi sen, onko verot maksettu.Ulkomailla järjestelmä on asennettu kameratolppiin.Poliisilla järjestelmä on ollut käytössään vuoden verran, mutta ulkomailla laitetta on käytetty jo muutaman vuoden, toteaa toimitusjohtaja Jukka Suutari.– Rekisterikilventunnistusjärjestelmä on vain yksi osa Sunitin kehittämää Video24 -liikenteenvalvontajärjestelmää.Parkkihalleissa on sama systeemiPoliisi ei ole ainoa kilventunnistuksen käyttäjä Suomessa, toteaa Suutari.Vanhempi konstaapeli Heikki Klemetti seuraa autossaan näyttöruutua, ja pohtii laajennuksia maltilla.
Och där det kanske – efter en tredje flaska rosé – dansas lite framåt småtimmarna.Om fest däremot handlar om fullt ös hela natten igenom på stranden eller festivalområdet tillsammans med 100 andra partysugna, samtidigt som det dricks backvis med öl, så krävs det tyngre grejor.Batteriet som förser hela härligheten med ström är en ackumulator av samma typ som sitter på exempelvis motorcyklar.Vart och ett av de fyra elementen drivs av en egen 42-watts klass D-förstärkare.Efter bara tre timmar nåddes investeringsmålet på 100 000 dollar.Det är också en naturlig konsekvens av kravet på högt ljudtryck.
Bolaget my.Flow har tagit fram en tampong med Blåtand som då kan ge världens damer information om vad som händer därnere via en tillhörande app.Appen håller koll på hur mättad tampongen är och ger användaren en liten notis när det är dags att byta.Därför använder man nu en täckt kopparsträng, som kan vara mellan 15 och 30 centimeter lång, som kopplas till separat blåtandsenhet som då snackar med telefonen och den tillhörande appen.my.Flow kommer sälja själva blåtandsenheten för runt 400 kronor och ett paket tamponger kommer kosta 100 kronor.Hur många som ingår i detta paket säger man en men enligt my.Flow själva skall det räcka i ungefär en månad.gizmodo.com
New method could make it harder for hackers in the futureResearchers have devised a method of generating random numbers that could shake up computer encryption.University of Texas computer science professor David Zuckerman and PhD student Eshan Chattopadhyay have found that a "high-quality" random number could be generated by combining two "low-quality" random sources.Random number generation is used for a variety of applications including cryptography and scientific modelling.Zuckerman is quoted in Threatpost saying: "We show that if you have two low-quality random sources – lower-quality sources are much easier to come by – two sources that are independent and have no correlations between them, you can combine them in a way to produce a high-quality random number."Their paper has caught the attention of other academics worldwide who have described the research as "pulse-quickening" and "a breakthrough in theoretical computer science.""This is a problem I've come back to over and over again for more than 20 years," said Zuckerman.
data released by Statistics Finland, on Wednesday, according to January-April was initiated 896 bankruptcy, which is 2.2 percent less than in the same period a year earlier. The number of employees applied for bankrupt companies had a total of 4 591, which is 10.0 percent more than in the previous year. Initiated by the number of bankruptcies filed in January-April, construction, trade, transport and storage as well as hotels and restaurants the main sectors. The largest number of bankruptcies increased trade main industries. The field was initiated 192 bankruptcy, which is 7.3 percent more than in the previous year. The number of bankruptcies decreased in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, industry and mining, as well as the main sectors of other services.
Apple is increasing its focus on India after announcing plans to open its first developer center in the country.Apple said it will work to inspire and instruct developers on best practices, help them hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.Building an ecosystem of top apps is one way that Apple can appeal to consumers who are in the market for a smartphone.The U.S. company has steadily put more attention on India in recent years, in part because India s smartphone market is showing signs of serious growth potential and also to offset some of the company s reliance on China for revenue.That s far behind China, where Apple currently enjoys around 22 percent of sales, according to data from Kantar.The company is seen by many as under pressure from the government — appeasing the state, which is cracking down on overseas tech firms, may be behind Apple s $1 billion investment in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing — while the Chinese smartphone market s slowdown is a key reason Apple disappointed in its recent earnings.