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Ferraris are usually noted for their incredible sexiness, but the new LaFerrari hypercar, a limited edition with a removable top, is going to be famous for something else.Its borderline terrifying looks!See above.We do need to be honest here.The latest version of Ferrari's $1.4 million top-of-the-line car — it won't get an actual name, Ferrari says, until the Paris auto show this fall — kind of looks like the Batmobile.The Batmobile from the old TV show, not to militarized Batmobiles of the more recent movies.We don't often see Ferraris in black, so this is rather cool.It actually dials back the LaFerrari's flamboyant aesthetics, at the expense of adding some menace.
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Leaping the long life hurdleNVXL is bringing an enhanced endurance SSD to market by using NVMdurance technology.NVXL is based in Fremont, California, and says it s producing a storage and compute acceleration platform with Plug-in Performance Platform technology.The company is hiring, telling prospective joiners: Join us in our mission to advance humanity with innovative non-volatile storage and acceleration through technology.We are currently seeking RTL engineers, deep learning and compute acceleration developers, FPGA and ASIC engineers and network programmers.The company is exhibiting at the Flash Memory Summit Booth 801, Aug 9-11, Santa Clara and the exhibitor blurb says this about its technology: Running on standard hardware, NVXL s platform handles low-level implementation details so developers and data scientists can be more productive.
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The app is Apple s first crack at anything that even resembles an iOS-native development environment—iPad hardware is now fast enough and Swift is now stable and mature enough to make such a tool palatable.But while Swift Playgrounds uses and executes actual Swift code, it s not going to let you make actual apps.I played with the app for a few hours, working my way through the first few tutorials in the public beta—I m a little older than the intended age group, but I still managed to learn a few things.I also spoke with the team at Apple to learn more about their goals and intentions when they designed the app and how it will continue to develop throughout the public beta process up to the release of the iOS 10 Golden Master.I played with the app on a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and an iPad Mini 2, so I ve got a pretty good idea of how it runs on the fastest and slowest supported hardware.On the iPad Mini 2, it takes quite a bit longer for things to load and the 3D graphics look lower-resolution and more aliased.
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The NSPCC has issued a new statement on the safety and security of Pokemon Go, after a previous warning from its boss to the maker of the app appears to have gone unheeded in the race to cash in on those lovely in-app purchases.The charity's boss Peter Wanless wrote to the developer of the app asking for features to be included that protect young players, saying: "I urge you to urgently reassess your app and its security and safety features.We all have a responsibility to ensure that children are protected and as creators of a game with substantive reach, you have a weighty responsibility to protect your young users."But obviously nothing changed and the game is now out in the UK.Today's statement from the NSPCC on Pokegate says: "It s deeply troubling that the app's owners have ignored many warning signals and well documented child safety concerns.It would have been better if they had taken time to reflect on these and put their young users first.
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Right now, the Web—not apps—appear to be the best way to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.Gotta Catch Em All is probably the best Pokemon Go map out there, though it's restricted to Boston for the moment.If you ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you might not have to wait much longer: new crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps are teaching players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go.At least four Pokémon Go maps are available: the first, at Pokecrew.com, zeroes in on your location and begins showing what Pokémon might be nearby.Each player can capture a Pokémon using a Pokéball, then train it at a local gym.Special items, such as incense and lures, are used to attract new Pokémon to the player.
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So instead of spending the time finding the latest tools and learning something entirely new, why not focus your time thinking about how to leverage what you have now and developing novel, innovative strategies to stand out in a sea of disruption and competition?Though this feature might be standard today, go back just 20-some years and you ll find marketing automation just hitting the scene.In the 1960s, there were only five media channels which were limited in creation, distribution, and who consumed it.But now, more people have access to a cell phone than access to fresh water, and by 2020, connected devices will outnumber humans 7 to 1.For most marketing companies, especially those who specialize in digital lead generation, demand generation, inbound marketing, content development, and campaigns, it s hard, scary even, to imagine a time when people didn t have automated tools to help them work more efficiently—and with the introduction of mobile marketing, that scenario becomes even more unbelievable.2 Sides of a Coin
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Facebook today is revealing a new feature of its data center facility in Prineville, Oregon: a cluster of roughly 2,000 smartphones on which it tests out its applications to make sure they keep working as they should.Just a year ago, each Facebook software engineer tested out each code change on just one nearby device.The trouble is, not everyone has one particular mobile device — people have many different kinds of devices, with different operating systems and varying network connections, so this testing system wasn t ideal.Hence, the 60 new, custom-built racks in Prineville, each of which holds 32 phones.Facebook runs its CT-Scan program for every new version of a given application on all of the devices, with the help of Mac Minis for iPhones and Open Compute Project Leopard servers for Android phones, as Facebook production engineer Antoine Reversat explained in a blog post.For apps that run at scale, like Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, or WhatsApp, every possible device configuration is relevant, because hundreds or thousands of people could be using it, and if there s a problem, lots of users could get turned off and switch to alternatives.So thorough testing becomes extremely important.Market-leading cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services AWS offers independent developers a test bed of mobile devices through the AWS Device Farm, and the Google Cloud Platform offers Firebase Test Lab, although it s currently only available for Android.But rather than rely on a public cloud to run its applications Facebook has its own infrastructure, so it s not surprising to see Facebook assemble its own armada of devices for testing purposes.Facebook is keen to double the density of the racks for its phone test lab, Reversat wrote.He added that Facebook is looking to share the designs of the racks for this hardware, presumably through the Open Compute Project it established in 2011 and has since used to circulate designs for its compute, storage, and networking gear.
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Whether it's putting augmented reality ghost cars on your windshield or eye-tracking wipers, Jaguar Land Rover's really aiming to stay ahead of the in-car technological curve these past few years.Having announced that it's preparing to go off-road with its semi-autonomous vehicles, it's now also gearing up to bring the test cars to real UK roads too.100 of Jaguar Land Rover's "Connected and Autonomous Vehicle" test cars will take to a 41-mile test area around Coventry and Solihull this year.The vehicles, which however still require a driver, will be testing new technologies that will let them communicate with each other, as well as with road infrastructure such as signage and stop lights.The data it receives from these road landmarks and test runs will feed into some very smart driving aids that the company is also testing.A "Roadwork Assist" feature will scan roads ahead of the car, keeping an digital eye out for cones and temporary barriers.
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No doubt thrilled at the popularity of Pokémon GO amongst people who absolutely hate living in the real world, the Walt Disney Company has released the first image of the Star Wars-themed land being built at Disneyland Resort in California.Wait, that s not a picture at all, just an artist s impression.The Millennium Falcon is in the mix, there s an actual ship and loads of domes.Can you spot anything else? Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings, wrote Erin Glover, Disneyland Resort s editorial content director, in a blog.Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming – like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where guests will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
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A pedestrian uses 'Pokémon Go' on Flinders Street in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday.TOKYO—Finding out where all the profits will go from the wildly popular Pokémon Go smartphone game is a search worthy of the game itself.The sudden change in Nintendo s fortunes rests on investors anticipation for profits from Pokémon Go, an application for smartphones in which players look for animated characters superimposed on real-life images on their phone screens.Niantic Inc., a closely held company in California that was spun out from Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.79 % s Google last year, is the developer and distributor of the game.The startup said in October 2015 that it had raised $20 million from Tokyo-based Pokémon Co., Google and Nintendo, with an additional $10 million investment possible if it achieved certain milestones.As is typical with startups, Niantic didn t disclose the precise ownership stakes held by its investors.
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Virtual reality and porn have proven once again that technology and sex go hand-in-hand.And GameLink says there is now so much VR porn content out there that users need its service as an aggregation site.GameLink.com is launching what it claims to be the first VR porn aggregation site to provide users with access to immersive porn on a single site, via video on demand or streaming on its site.Enough studios are now producing VR porn content that the time has come for GameLink to move forward as the first aggregate for consumers desiring the VR experience.This new technology is revolutionizing the entertainment industry, and GameLink is on the forefront once again, said Jeff Dillon, the vice president of business development for eLine management company, whose clients include GameLink.com, in a statement.GameLink has also created a VR Porn 101 guide.Thanks to partnerships with several VR studios, we re offering customers the unique ability to watch a wide range of movies from the top VR producers, added Dillon.GameLink VR will continue to grow and maintain the largest VR porn library available.
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UPS and Zipline are working on a project to use drones to deliver blood and hopefully later lifesaving medicines to villages in rural and other remote places.If successful, this technology has the power to transform how critical medicines are delivered in both the developing and developed world.Essentially, this will halt the vast majority of innovative UAV projects in the country.These divergent approaches mirror a similar debate taking place here at home.Unmanned aerial vehicles represent an incredible opportunity to advance our nation s technological leadership.The possibilities are limited only by our imagination and, potentially, regulation.
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Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software.Last week, Nike published three open-source projects on GitHub: a JSON parsing framework, a distributed tracing solution for Java and a lightweight logging library written in Swift.The company also open-sourced the code that powers its own site on GitHub.While it s cool that the company is experimenting with open source, the bar is high for traditional retailers to impress in the tech space.Many non-traditional companies have started releasing open-source projects.Walmart Labs, Target, Best Buy and even Nike rival Adidas, for example, have GitHub accounts for sharing projects.
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It s tough standing out in the increasingly overcrowded world of fitness trackers.Though, to be fair, standing out from the pack has never really been one of Atlas Wearables issues.The device consists of a beefy, rugged watch strap with a slot on top, into which the modular device slips and snaps in place via magnet.I reached out to the company s CEO Peter Li after wearing the device around a bit, and he explained that the…unusual dimensions are intentional, saying, Our iconic wide-screen display sets us apart from many portrait style devices for better viewing of longer exercise names.And the portrait orientation is nice for reading a fair amount of text on the fly.Though the screen itself isn t quiet as long as it looks at first — there are pretty sizable bezels on all sides.
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Despite not being one of the biggest smartphone OEMs around, ZTE doesn't really skimp on the fanfare when it announces a new model.So it's almost surprising that its newest nubia N1, the first in a new series, hasn't been given that much attention.Even more perplexing considering this mid-tier smartphone does have a few things to boast of, particularly perhaps one of the largest battery sizes we've seen in this particular price tier and screen size.That's how much the ZTE nubia N1 is packing inside.Sure, it's non-removable, like most smartphones these days.But ZTE advertises three, not just two, days of battery life.
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OAKLAND -- No need to worry Warriors fans, the curse on Kevin Durant is lifted.Hours after Durant announced he will sign a contract with the Golden State Warriors, East Bay rapper Lil B announced his alter ego, "The BasedGod," will no longer haunt the NBA star."When I first heard the news, I was a bit shocked," the rapper Brandon McCartney told this newspaper Monday.The Berkeley-born rapper, who rose to fame as a member of "The Pack," put a curse on Durant in 2011, tweeting to his massive following, "Kevin Durant will never win the title after he said 'Lil B is a wack rapper.'"Durant has never held the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy.Oakland rapper Lil B, also known as Brandon McCartney.
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The fourth of July doesn't just mean the celebration of the US's independence but a long weekend of BBQs, the beach, and fireworks.And however you're celebrating you have to have the right playlist.So YouTube is helping out by compiling the 14 most popular fourth of July songs on its site.Compiling data from 2013 to 2015, the tracks below make up the most popular from songs that average 10,000 views per day over the entire year.Songs range from patriotic classics like "The National Anthem" and "God Bless America" to multiple hits by Katy Perry and Toby Keith.Here are YouTube embeds of the 14 songs.Get ready to play these once the fireworks start!
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But despite all that noise, the stark white faces of the men and women who populate the game and their creepy smiles left a lasting impression.That s good news for Compulsion Games, an independent developer that was a part of Microsoft s press briefing during the Electronic Entertainment Expo.E3 is one of the biggest trade shows in the industry, and Compulsion exposed We Happy Few coming to Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2017  to a huge audience with an intriguing new demo.According to tracking company ListenFirst, We Happy Few beat out huge blockbuster games in terms of Internet searches during the show.After the war, the people had to do what the developer calls A Very Bad Thing during Germany s occupation of the country.The event was so horrifying that they became reliant on Joy, a powerful pharmaceutical, to forget what happened that day.The problem is the pill not only makes them forget about the Very Bad Thing but also what they did yesterday or an hour ago.You ll play as three different Downers, starting with Arthur Hastings.In the E3 trailer, you can see Hastings s world unravel as he starts to remember what happened to him and his brother.Though We Happy Few has strong narrative hooks, it strays from the linearity of other story-heavy adventures.You have to scrounge for food and water so your character doesn t die from starvation, and you have to sleep to keep your stamina up.
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Photo: Dado Ruvic / Reuters It may be only a matter of time before Hackreadin reporting news of the Facebook scam making its way to disturb the Finnish users. Facebook is running a scam campaign, the purpose of which is to get the victim to install malicious software on his computer. Hackreadin according scam arrives in a notification, according to which the user's Facebook guy has meant a tag him in to comment. Pressing the notification link to download further malware, which is not yet installed. The victim still need to individually click on the malware in order to infect your computer.
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Next time you find yourself at a truck stop, break out your Swiss Army knife and scour the shelves for inspiration.Any big interstate station worth its weight in diesel will offer a bizarre and fascinating assortment of consumer goods that can be molded into kid-dazzling shapes.I recently visited one outside of Austin, Texas, with 11-year-old Luc on loan from his parents .After doing a quick recon, we decided that an Apollo Saturn V moon rocket was the way to go.Be nice to the clerk, you will need a favor.Build time is about an hour.
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They re the pinnacle of intuitivity, right?I mean, you re just talking!Except when they aren t intuitive at all.Like when a command you re totally sure worked before… doesn t, because you re forgetting you used slightly different wording last time.It s the challenge that invisible voice interfaces like Android s Ok, Google and Apple s Siri face — how do you show users what they can ask without throwing a massive, not-so-magical text list of commands at them?When the interface learns new commands, how are users supposed to know that?
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Evernote has unveiled the switch that followed the bait, in the form of a new pricing structure that stops users of its free note-making application from synching more than two devices.Its "Remember Everything" pitch now comes with a restriction that's as popular as a UKIP T-Shirt in Brussels, and users aren't happy.Adding more devices now requires either Evernote Plus the company has blogged that this is now priced at US$3.99 a month or $34.99 a year or Premium $7.99 a month or $69.99 a year .These seem to be the sweetener discounts offered to existing users, since its sign-up page still shows the undiscounted prices of $49.99 for Plus and $89.99 for Premium bottom of story .The response from users has been predictable, much along the line of what Microsoft's and HaveIBeenPwned operator Troy Hunt tweeted:Know what people *really* like, @evernote?Taking something they've used for years then crippling it unless they pay pic.twitter.com/aDpsSKXeRJ— Troy Hunt @troyhunt June 28, 2016To be fair, however, The Register would remark that for a free service to last without inserting advertisements, money has to come from somewhere.
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The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.Joshua Browder British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September.In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal their parking tickets.The artificial-intelligence lawyer shows how bots can seriously help people settle difficult and costly issues instead of just being used for things like ordering food.From there, the chatbot will ask questions about your parking violation, like whether there were signs indicating you couldn't park.He is currently working on a bot that can help Syrian refugees get asylum.More from Tech Insider:8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should haveThis gorgeous little ball has changed how I sleep — here s how it worksThere's a new PlayStation 4 and a new Xbox One coming next year — here's how they compareEvernote is no longer the best note-taking app for most iPhone usersScientists discovered two feather-covered dinosaur wings preserved in amberNOW WATCH: Spain just made an exoskeleton to help disabled children walkLoading video...
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A fortunately confined and non-rogue AI has just reached a new performance milestone, with a computer given control of a fighter jet in a simulation managing to outfight and defeat a human opponent.As if this hasn't been happening in After Burner for 30 years.This military test was carried out in the US by a team at the University of Cincinnati, which developed its own fighter pilot AI and convinced retired US Air Force Colonel Gene "Geno" Lee to take it on in a battle across the simulated skies.The AI won, with Geno saying it was "...the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I've seen to date," although we're not sure if he's played Ninja Gaiden II on the hardest setting or not.It seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and my missile deployment.It moved instantly between defensive and offensive actions as needed."
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Kuva: Tuomo KalajanniskaOululainen Haltian alkaa myydä ensi kuussa lapsille tarkoitettua Snowfox-paikanninpuhelintaan Suomessa.Entisten nokialaisten oululainen perustama Haltian on aloittanut lapsille tarkoitetun Snowfox-paikanninpuhelimen joukkorahoitushankkeen.Snowfoxissa ei ole näyttöä, ja sen käyttöliittymä rakentuu yhdestä painikkeesta.Laitteet toimitetaan varustettuna sim-kortilla ja liittymällä, josta maksetaan 9,90 euron kuukausimaksu.Laitteen on määrä tulla myöhemmin myyntiin muualla maailmassa 149 dollarin hintaan, ja Haltian sanoo aloittavansa laitteiden toimitukset lokakuussa.Joukkorahoituksen joustava tavoite on 50 000 euroa.
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Keljonlahti under the barrel to the site rising giant crane boom could fit Näsinneula tower. Previous coating pettämissyy and paying the final cost of repairs is still open. Currently, the cost of repairs going Jyväskylä Force, whose biggest shareholder is the energy of Jyväskylä, says Ronkka. Inside the barrel is shortened inside the concrete pipe about 20 meters a piece at a time and re-injected pieces of concrete out of the chimney suspended by the lifting chains. The main crane construction site required an exceptional dimension as the inner barrel is a measure of 143 meters. In high winds, the crane swings and there is a risk that the new pipe sections having closed the crane boom.
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A Western country, dubious - and also Finnish tourists, business men, diplomats, as well as the most impressive - change in the law is a point that oblige those in the telecommunications and internet operators to store all the content you convey the message traffic for a period of up to six months in Russia. The recording requirement also applies to internet pages, which are considered to be "internet communication services" and belonging to the Russian authorities to maintain a special register of communication. Russia to Latvia gone into exile news service Lenta former editors describe a new package of laws Meduza news site as one of modern Russia's worst repression in the Soviet Constitution, then crash. But in the future you can actually call this warning in your head every time you take your phone out to call your parents, your friends or your colleagues, Meduza resembles an editorial. This item has been critics of the law particularly problematic, since the demolition of the encrypted, for example, various messenger services communications may not always be even technically possible to a third party or service provider himself either. - Conclusion Jarovajan kind is the fact that the authorities have made every single Russian citizen on suspicion of ... children and adults are told that they are either the liquidators or criminal offenses, and there is no other third option, Meduza-News writes.
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If you re a dedicated smartphone photographer but want to show off your masterpiece snaps in the real world rather than on Facebook or Flickr, you re going to want to print them.And if you want to do that quickly, Fujifilm s latest instax printer might be right up your alley.The instax SHARE SP-2 links wireless to your iOS or Android device or a compatible Fujifilm camera , and via a Fujifilm app, will spit out a credit card-sized colour print of any photo on there in a mere 10 seconds.That may not sound particularly high in this age of 3840 x 2160 tellies, but because they re physically small just 62mm x 46mm there s actually a lot of detail there.The SP-2 itself is cleverly portable – not only does it weigh just 250g and is only 89.5 x 131.8 x 40mm in size, it runs off a rechargeable battery that delivers about 100 prints per charge.So you can bring it to parties for some Instamatic-style instamagic.
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The wave of crypto-ransomware attacks doesn t appear to be going away.Between April 2015 and March 2016, 718,536 people were infected with crypto-ransomware, where their files are encrypted and held hostage in exchange for a ransom paid in bitcoin.There were 131,111 cases of crypto-ransomware in that time period.We ve seen many high-profile ransomware infections in the U.S. over the last several months, from hospitals to small businesses to churches, while in Germany a number of hospitals networks were encrypted earlier this year by cybercriminals on the hunt for cash.The likes of TorrentLocker and CTB-Locker have all been well covered by tech media but they only make up 1.25 percent and 1.60 percent of infections, respectively, with dozens of others making up the rest of the pie in small percentages each.This willingness to pay has created a booming underground ecosystem for ransomware, explained Fedor Sinitsyn, senior malware analyst at Kaspersky Lab, and this success rate has emboldened more people to get involved and make some money.
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That s according to communications industry news site Light Reading, which cites industry sources.One such insider is Dan Taitz, COO of Penthera, a software company that manages media storage.Taitz is quoted as saying: We know from our sources within the industry that Netflix is going to launch this product.My expectation is that by the end of the year Netflix will be launching download-to-go as an option for their customers.The article also quoted Day Rayburn, Principal Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, who reportedly confirmed that Netflix is developing a downloading solution .Rayburn reportedly said: It s a natural progression for Netflix to want to have some of their content available for consumers to watch offline, and we ve been hearing for months now that they are in fact going to roll out something soon.
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