this time It succeeded, Spacex, with its static test, the Crew of the Dragon.Among other things, burned the company out of the rocket, which will separate the capsule from the Falcon 9 in the event of an emergency.the Problem with the tank was supposed to be the reason why the canister exploded in the testplattan in april.this, Then, was forced Spacex to announce that the forecast looked bad for the manned flight of the Crew of the Dragon in 2019.But for now, the company has conducted a successful static test of the vehicle started at the Spacex Landing Zone on a 1 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.It is, in fact, a series of firings.
Smartphone ownership and infrastructure roll-out for 3G and 4G certainly helped a lot.For us, across the region, more than 95% of our orders are placed on mobile.We believe that’s the right way to optimize our resources.Where do you see the strongest competition coming from – global players or local ones in different countries like Vietnam’s Tiki and Sendo or Indonesia’s Tokopedia and Bukalapak?For us, looking back at our starting point four years ago, we basically started much smaller compared to existing players back then.Over the past four years, we have been growing much faster than the rest.
Walking like a penguin can help prevent you from taking a tumble on ice.Maintain your center of gravity over one leg at a time and take tiny steps to safely walk.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As winter storms roll through, folks who live in icy areas have to re-acquaint themselves with how to navigate a slick icy surface.For others, that tailbone is going to take a beating.When in doubt, just remember: Walk like the penguins.
Game Freak has recently faced criticism online for Pokémon Sword and Shield, particularly with its decision to not allow all Pokémon to be imported into the upcoming Nintendo Switch titles.This angered some gamers who have been transferring their collection between games in an effort to “catch ’em all.” Further amplifying the backlash are the recent leaks about which of the creatures will be available in the games, and which ones will be benched.The criticism has been so toxic that The Pokémon Company shelved a launch event in Japan for the new games, in which producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori were set to make an appearance.In an attempt to repel the negativity and focus on the positive things that people have experienced from Game Freak’s Pokémon games, YouTube and Twitch streamer Mystic Umbreon started the ThankYouGameFreak movement.ThankYouGamefreak for creating the games that got me through all the tough times in my childhood.I know times are rough, but there are still fans that love what you do.
There’s nothing I like more on bright and cold autumnal days than heading down to the park and watching the robot dogs playing in piles of leaves.The bots you can see are the university’s Mini Cheetah: a lightweight and modular quadruped that’s been under development for years.We saw the Mini Cheetah earlier in 2019 when it learned to backflip, but the biomimetics lab has obviously cranked up production and now has at least nine of these little bots.Each one weighs about 20 pounds (or nine kilograms), is powered by 12 electrical motors, and can reach speeds of around six miles per hour (or 2.5 meters per second).Speaking to IEEE Spectrum earlier this year, Sangbae Kim, director of MIT’s biomimetics lab, said the bots are being used to research various problems that require a bit of ruggedness and flexibility.Their modular design lets scientists swap in new parts if they break, and their tough build can survive crashes and bangs.
There’s a number of common nightmares out there, like showing up to school wearing only a pair of worn-out tighty-whities or teeth dramatically falling out when smiling in front of a mirror.A much more likely scenario is getting an awful haircut before an important event or yearbook photo, like the notorious bowl cut sported by Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber and Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things.Dos Equis brought the worst haircut nightmares to life for some unfortunate college football fans during a recent game between Mississippi State and Texas AThe beer brand found a way to make a bowl cut even worse: Sports personalities—not accredited cosmetologists—administered these bowl cuts.Wielding the barber’s tools were Jay Cutler, former Chicago Bears quarterback; Katie Nolan, television host on ESPN; and Martellus Bennett, former New England Patriots tight end.Fans could test their football knowledge against each other in a head-to-head bracket, with the loser of each matchup having to get a bowl cut.Even if you didn’t ace the quiz and win tickets, you still won,” said Eric Husband, integrated creative director at Fast Horse, the Minneapolis-based creative agency behind the promotion.
It took a while for Microsoft to fully dive into the PC hardware game (its successful run with the Xbox console notwithstanding), but when it finally came out with its Surface line of unique tablet/laptop hybrids, the decades-old software company proved that an old dog can definitely learn new tricks.The Microsoft Surface laptops run the gamut when it comes to features and pricing, and with the lineup now expanded with two new designs for 2019, it’s not as easy as it was to zero in on the best pick for your needs and budget.To save you some time (and hopefully a good chunk of change), we’ve scoured various online retailers to bring you this up-to-date list of the best deals on Microsoft Surface Pro devices along with a rundown of the different models now available.We named the sixth generation of the Microsoft Surface Pro as the best 2-in-1 that you can buy when it came out in October 2018, and although the newer Pro 7 and Pro X are a bit fresher, the Surface Pro 6 is still a fantastic device.For this refresh, Microsoft continued its conservative approach and decided not to mess with a good thing.It was a good choice: The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 features everything we love about the Pro 6 with some subtle refinements like ninth-generation Ice Lake Intel Core CPUs and a new USB-C port.
A person that lives in a rural part of the upper Midwest, a region of America with miles and miles of space plus frigid winters, might be turned off by anything that won't travel more than 500 miles on a single charge.Contrast that with someone residing in one of New York's five boroughs who might be well served by an EV with a mere 100 miles of range.But in the coming years, more drivers will happily make do with less battery capacity, at least if one executive is reading the tea leaves accurately."If you ask me today, we need a range between 450 and 500 kilometers [280 to 311 miles], but I'm definitely convinced if you would ask me three or four years later, the range will decrease," Thomas Ulbrich, board member for e-mobility at the Volkswagen brand, said while at the production launch of the automaker's new ID 3 electric car -- which is about the size of a Golf.This seems somewhat paradoxical but his reasoning makes sense."Because nowadays the customers are a little bit anxious or excited, 'Where can I charge?'
Apple may have invested billions in its Apple TV+ streaming service and hosted star-studded events to tout its new shows, but what it apparently didn’t do is give much thought to designing its TV app to help direct users to its exclusive content.Instead, the Apple TV+ shows were mixed in with everything else at launch — forcing users to scroll past What to Watch recommendations and more from the larger iTunes catalog just to find the Apple TV+ section.And even if and when you found that Apple TV+ section, each individual show page is poorly organized, too.Instead of following the standard format where a season’s episodes are listed in vertical order on an iPhone, Apple’s TV app opts for a horizontal scroll instead.It's a mistake to not capture sentiment data ( / ) from the get-go, as in a year or two, 80 shows down the road, personalized recommendations will be essential— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) November 4, 2019
Despite its high price and niche characteristics, Nikon, it seems, has misjudged the appeal of its $8,000 Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.The pricey piece of glass was teased last year with the launch of Nikon’s mirrorless Z system and officially unveiled in October 2019.The lens started shipping last week, but the Japanese company has just announced it can’t keep up with demand so it’s placing a temporary suspension on orders.Spotted by PetaPixel, a message posted on Nikon’s website said: “Apologies for the temporary suspension of orders for the Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct.”The company explained that producing the lens takes longer than usual because of the advanced technology required to make it.It added that it may take “a considerable amount of time to deliver the product because we received many orders exceeding expectations.” As a result, it said it will stop taking orders for the lens until further notice.
TLDR: Fotor Online Pro lets you edit photos and create graphics all in one app for as low as $19.99.A versatile robust graphics app is the true lifeblood of any graphic design project.However, the most popular tool for creating eye-catching graphics remains Adobe Illustrator, a program that’ll cost you almost $250 for a one-year license.While many app shoppers will swallow hard at that price point, there are thankfully some very worthy and, in some cases, smarter alternatives.Like Fotor Online Pro, the all-in-one visual content generator that’s garnered an impressive 4.6 out of 5 star-rating from over 2,300 reviews in the Mac App Store.All that Fotor love is probably because it can do practically everything Illustrator can do more easily and for a lot less money.
Suryadevara was born in India, came to the US to attend Harvard Business School, and worked on Wall Street before joining GM.With Barra and the GM leadership team, Suryadevara is working to transform a 111-year-old company with vast global operations and $150 billion in annual revenue.GM's views of Gotham are now found at the nearby AllianceBernstein Building, once known as Burlington House, another mid-'60s monument to American capitalism.She was born in Chennai, India, and lost her father when she was a child.Raised by her mother, along with her two siblings, she studied business in college at the University of Madras and did a stint at PricewaterhouseCoopers, then came to the US to attend Harvard Business School, earning her MBA and laying the groundwork for a top-flight career in finance.Smartly attired in white jeans and a short black jacket, she projects a modern image of Detroit, bent through the lens of New York fashion.
We're well-and-truly entering foldable season because a new smartphone that can fold twice has entered the fray.With Samsung's Galaxy Fold being released in Australia on October 30 and Huawei announcing its Mate X was coming to Chinese customers in November, foldables are on the way whether you're a fan of them or not.Now Chinese electronics brand TCL has entered the chat with its foldable prototype, according to CNET, it folds in two places.The 10-inch tablet has two hinges with one folding in, called DragonHinge, while the other folds out, called the Butterfly Hinge.When both hinges are partially closed, the device forms a 'Z' shape like an expensive hand fan.It's a pretty nifty design decision.
According to a recent report, all Samsung smartphones that came equipped with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader have a security flaw.Basically, it allows an unregistered fingerprint to unlock the device if you use some third party screen protectors.The issue is currently affecting the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10 5G, Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G.The latter, however, is receiving a new update starting today that, hopefully, will fix this issue once and for all.This is the second update for the smartphone this month and bears the N976BXXU1ASJ2 serial number.Currently, this update is reaching some users in the UK.
Singapore’s Honestbee announced it has made various changes to its management team, including the appointment of Varian Lim as its chief operating officer.The company said that the appointments, all effective October 1, 2019, are part of its efforts in restructuring its beleaguered business.Lim has been with the on-demand delivery service company since 2015 as its chief of staff.In his new role, he will be responsible for Honestbee’s day-to-day operations in Singapore and in the region.He was also tasked with executing the company’s short- and long-term vision and goals, implementing best practices, and securing the functionality of the business to drive sustainable growth, according to a statement.Here are the other senior appointments:
Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours.As Schopenhauer used to say: Yolo!We closed the day, October 17 2019, at a price of $8,103.That’s a minor 0.69 percent increase in 24 hours, or $56.We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $145,853,994,298.
As legacy retailers struggle to figure out what will bring consumers through their doors, upstarts like b8ta are hitting on ways to help how brands can work with stores.On Nov. 15, b8ta is expanding its reach and rolling out Forum, a shop with rotating sustainable and ethical fashion and lifestyle brands in Los Angeles.Forum will showcase more than 25 different brands and use RFID technology so that companies can adjust fitting rooms to its aesthetic.For Phillip Raub, co-founder and president of b8ta, Forum is a stepping stone to give brands more opportunities to reach consumers across the company’s platform.“A store is becoming a billboard for that brand.”B8ta, which originally started with a store in 2015, expanded into offering retail-as-a-service (RAAS) to brands last year, which Macy’s uses to power The Market @ Macy’s concept.
A team of engineers and marine biologists built a better suction cup inspired by the mechanism that allows the clingfish to adhere to both smooth and rough surfaces, such as rocks in the area where the tide comes and goes.Researchers reverse engineered the clingfish's suction disk and developed devices that cling well to wet and dry objects both in an out of water.The University of California San Diego team presents their findings in a recent issue of the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.The overarching goal of the project was to develop a new technology capable of providing delicate grip to handle fragile objects.The study highlights the importance of biomimicry, which allows scientists across disciplines from engineering to biology to work together and take inspiration from nature to develop new technologies."I have always been fascinated by nature, and specifically the intricate and outright fascinating designs that have evolved and that can do what modern technology cannot," said Jessica Sandoval, a Ph.D. student at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and lead author of the study.
Google's Nest Mini has been unveiled and the second generation smart speaker has had a software and hardware overhaul.It looks like this morning's Nest Mini leak was pretty accurate with the new device incorporating wall mounting and being available in four colours; Chalk, Charcoal, Coral, and Sky.As an added benefit, the Nest Mini has been designed with the environment in mind.The fabric cover is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, while the body is comprised of 35 per cent recycled plastics.Getting down to brass tacks, the speaker offers twice the bass compared to the Home Mini, and ultrasound sensing will detect when your hand starts looming over the speaker, illuminating LED lights that indicate where you can tap the Mini to tweak the volume.It's even been fine tuned to hear you in noisy environments.
A mesh system is different from a traditional Wi-Fi router in that it uses multiple nodes or access points spread throughout your home to provide better coverage than a single router located wherever your broadband connection comes into your house.These systems aim to blanket your home in Wi-Fi signals, so you can still access the internet on your devices whether you’re down in the basement or up in a third-floor bedroom, far from your main router.Since then, the market has exploded with options, and Eero has moved from being an independent company to being part of Amazon’s sprawling portfolio of hardware companies.To put it simply, this latest Eero is just as easy to use and as good at blanketing your home in a strong Wi-Fi signal as the prior models, but it’s not the fastest option you can get.I tested a three-pack in my roughly 2,000-square-foot split-level home, with one unit on the main floor plugged into my Verizon Fios gateway, a unit in my bedroom on the upper level, and a unit in my home office on the lowest floor.Hardware-wise, the new Eero is internally identical to the Beacons released in 2017, but it lacks a nightlight and the ability to plug into the wall directly, which makes it easier for Eero to sell it internationally.
One day, back in the ’80s, all the ATMs at the bank where pilot fish works suddenly refuse to dispense cash.Customers get a cryptic message about the system not being able to process requests.When fish and his colleagues investigate, they find that the nightly batch job that prepares the files needed by the ATM software had expected to find a specific file on the mainframe that was not there.Ask … the mortgage department?It seems that, some time ago, the mortgage department had requested a change in the name and format of a file containing interest rates for different types of mortgage loans.Although that change had been in effect for a while, the old, outdated file had never been deleted until someone quite recently did some system maintenance.
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Disney is working on a new live-action version of the popular 1980s cartoon Inspector Gadget, with Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich on board along with Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, who’ll tackle the script.Besides the excellent cartoon that children of the 1980s and 90s grew up with, Gadget has seen a bunch of other reincarnations.There was the 1999 film starring Matthew Broderick, multiple TV reinventions, and most recently, a computer-animated series that ran four seasons on Netflix.Of course, the show follows a sweet but not-so-smart inspector, geared up with the finest technology, who attempts to battle the evil crime lord, Dr. Claw.And though he never, ever, gets anything right, his genius niece Penny and her dog, Brain, are there to make it all better.Certainly, those bare-bones elements would have to be in any kind of live-action reboot, but technology has gotten much better since the Broderick film.
That's the challenge taken on by Chengkai Li, a professor of computer science and engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, who has been developing an electronic fact-checking system called ClaimBuster for several years.Now, he is leading a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary team in the first phase of a $998,870 National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Pilot program to deliver verifiably credible, open-knowledge networks.A knowledge network is a collection of records, facts and properties of information that is gathered and updated by various entities and shared with stakeholders.However, to be useful it must be accurate."Our goal is to ensure credibility, integrity, completeness and truthfulness so that people accessing the knowledge network can be confident that the information provided is correct."Li's team includes researchers in computer science, psychology, political science, health care, economics, journalism and communication who will work to understand what factors make factual statements persuasive and to vet statements using knowledge graphs, then make those knowledge graphs more robust and credible.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google and FacebookThe content recommendation rivals — who are, shall we say, not exactly known for the high quality of their recommendations — are merging to form a single company.While the companies describe the deal as a merger, the combined entity will be called Taboola, with Taboola’s founder Adam Singolda securing the CEO slot.Here’s everything Microsoft announced at today’s Surface event
A sleek, professional laptop that can also play games.There’s undeniable allure to an object that looks mundane but has a secret power.The 3500U and 3700U are available in laptops like HP’s Envy x360, and have managed respectable results.They can’t beat Intel’s best quad-core processors, but they’re not far behind, either.Most games aren’t CPU bound, anyway, so it’s doubtful the small gap between Intel and AMD will translate to any noticeable difference in game performance.The real tweak to AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition can be found in the graphics solution.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been on everyone’s minds lately.It’s the biggest foldable phone to launch thus far, and you can actually buy it right now at a staggering $1,980.Not only did the company send out flawed review units leading to a months-long delay, one of the “updated” review units has already failed.Not many people would feel comfortable spending that amount of money on a device that has a shoddy track record, no matter how “fixed” the company says it is.Don’t get me wrong — I love the idea of the Galaxy Fold.Flexible displays are a futuristic step into the next era of smartphones.
After months of rumors that Dell is working on a dual-screen PC, the XPS-maker confirmed that it is exploring the emerging form factor.Dell’s bullish embrace of PC designs with foldable displays or dual-screens could bring exciting changes to its popular XPS 13 lineup.To date, the thin and light Windows Ultrabook only gets iterative updates rather than a radical redesign, but a larger, foldable display or secondary screen option on the device could usher in new user experiences to the platform.“We began exploring multi-screen devices around a decade ago,” Dell stated in a blog post, highlighting that the Dell Experience Innovation Group has been exploring ways to deliver new experiences to help users be more productive.Despite announcing its support for the new form factors, Dell did not reveal specifics surrounding how such a device will look or function, and it’s still unclear if such a device will get the XPS branding.“The above is only a handful of the factors we’ve had to consider as we work diligently to bring the best dual-screen experiences to users,” the company noted in a prepared statement.
Tesla has big plans in store, if we're to follow CEO Elon Musk's timeframe laid out during the Autonomy Investor Day.In an effort to achieve these goals, the electric-car maker may have made a solid purchase.CNBC reported Tuesday that Tesla has fully acquired a tech startup company called DeepScale.The startup focuses on computer vision and not on lidar, which many other companies and automakers bank out to give their self-driving car prototypes the gift of sight.Tesla did not comment on the reported purchase, though CNBC also reported DeepScale CEO Forrest Iandola made a curious announcement on LinkedIn.On the social media network, Iandola confirmed he joined Tesla as a senior staff machine learning scientist.