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.AT’s new streaming service HBO Max arrives in 2020, will be the exclusive home of ‘Friends’Hooray, we don’t have to call it the Untitled WarnerMedia streaming service anymore!Instead, it’s going to be named HBO Max, and it will launch next spring with more than 10,000 hours of content available to subscribers.The service won’t be limited to HBO content — hence the availability of “Friends” — but the naming indicates how important HBO as a TV brand is to consumers and to parent company AT2.
En bil som aldrig behöver tankas eller laddas.Toyota testar nämligen en ny typ av fordon med ”högeffektiva solbatterier”.Lilla uppstickaren Sono Motors har fått en hel del uppmärksamhet för sin solelbil Sion som Nevs ska bygga i Trollhättan.Därtill har holländska Lightyear visat en solelbil som tallar på löftet om att ge bilägande helt utan drivmedelskostnader.Men i båda fallen handlar det om ganska konventionella solceller.Klarar 5 mil - enbart på energi från solen
"The NHS can’t win the ‘battle against the bulge’ on its own," said NHS chief executive, Simon Stevens.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.
When Apple’s famous head of design decided to call it a day last week, there was widespread speculation around what may have caused such a move.The most Juicy gossip came from the Wall Street Journal, which wrote a piece contending that Jony Ive started the process of clearing off long ago and that it was motivated, at least in part, by CEO Tim Cook’s relative disinterest in the design process.This in turn demoralised Ive who, according to the account, became an increasingly distant figure at Apple Towers.Tim Cook has always been known as an operations specialist with a particular talent for managing an efficient supply chain.Since he took over from the more creative, mercurial Apple founder Steve Jobs in 2011, these talents have ensured the company has gone from strength to strength in terms of revenue and profitability, but there has always been speculation that this has come at the expense of innovation.The last truly disruptive move from Apple came with the launch of the iPad in 2010, but it looks like Ive was hoping the Apple Watch launch in 2015 would be a similar inflection point.
Hospitals also feel the rising healthcare costs, and today are being held to higher billing standards—but for those who fall behind, they are often met with costly penalties.Dr. Xiaoxu Kang is the Founder & CEO of Kangaroo Health, a San Francisco Founder Institute portfolio company that uses A.I.and TeleHealth solutions to reduce costs for healthcare institutions, while also bringing necessary post-surgery care directly into patients’ homes.The same report concludes that for patients who are privately insured, the third-most-common reason for adult readmission within 30 days are due to complications of surgical or medical care.These issues contribute to more than $785 million in annual costs to hospitals.According to Founder & CEO Dr. Kang,
Scientists from the Sechenov University, conjointly with their fellow Chinese and American researchers, have examined the latest advances in the use of skeletal muscle progenitor cells, specifying the core challenges inherent to the applicability of MPCs in cell therapy, and outlining the most promising breakthrough technologies.The method requires the appropriate environment (similar to that in the human body) to enable the differentiation of progenitor cells under laboratory conditions.However, being highly sensitive to the subtlest changes in the growth-supporting microenvironment, progenitor cells may alter their behavioural patterns ex vivo and lose the ability to differentiate into target types of cells.This microenvironment is extremely active and its internal processes are essential for cell growth and migration.Despite the existing multitude of artificial extracellular matrices, including those derived from animal tissues, native human tissues remain the most favourable environment for cell cultivation.Prior to publishing their report, the authors had designed extracellular matrix-derived scaffolds for biofabricating skin, skeletal muscle and kidney tissues that demonstrated excellent viability results due to their tissue-specific differentiation.
Tillståndet för Preemraff att bygga ut i Lysekil bör prövas ända uppe på regeringsnivå.Det framgår av en skrivelse från Naturvårdsverket.– Det är de stora utsläppen av koldioxid, att de fördubblas enligt ansökan, som motiverar att detta är en sådan fråga som vi är skyldiga att underrätta regeringen om, säger chefen för Naturvårdsverkets industrienhet Karin Dunér till Bohusläningen.Enligt miljöbalken kan regeringen att ta över den juridiska prövningen i särskilda fall.Men regeringen prövar bara ett fåtal ärenden av det här slaget.Redan när beskedet kom i mitten på juni där Mark- och miljööverdomstolen meddelade prövningstillstånd ville Naturskyddsföreningen att regeringen skulle ta över fallet.
”Every day to the AI for good – how artificial intelligence can solve societal challenges.”Google will be organizing a workshop on the how of artificial intelligence is being used in order to improve their daily lives, and what is the role of the government is that Sweden should become the best country in the world to take advantage of the digital opportunities.Date: July 1, kl's 9.45-10-30Contributor: Anders Ygeman, the energy, and the digitaliseringsminister We Arpteg, Peltarion, Robert Falck, Einride, Aditya Shah, "ai innovators, Sanjana Shah," ai innovators, Eva a at Google in the Cloud.The ethical issues around ai are becoming more and more important.In many aspects, algorithms can help us make better choices, and in the second, maybe the man should be in control.
After years of going through many products in order to find the best for keeping our cameras and lenses safe, we have total confidence in the below camera cases to offer the best protection for your camera gear.Even with all this abuse it managed to keep the contents inside completely safe.It remains waterproof up 16.5 feet, is airtight, and can be used in both extreme cold and hot conditions (from -40 to 95 degrees).With over 40 years’ experience in the equipment protection industry, Pelican is certainly no stranger to keeping your camera safe.Its modern design means it’s one of the more stylish camera cases on this list — it even has space for your business card, meaning you’ll never need to miss a networking opportunity, no matter how rugged the terrain gets.It allows you to pack in two DSLR camera bodies and three to four lenses.
A sketch on Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” doesn’t just settle for one funny idea.As soon as you start to get comfortable and assume that you know where things are going, there’s usually a wild left turn, and sometimes a third and fourth for good measure.We review the new comedy series on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, highlighting our favorite sketches and the ones that didn’t work for us — sometimes things stretch out for too long, or the idea can seem more bizarre than funny.Still, the hit rate feels remarkably high, provoking frequent, disbelieving laughter, with co-creator and star Robinson continually mining new shades of deranged behavior.It helps that there are only six episodes of around 20 minutes each, so “I Think You Should Leave” definitely doesn’t wear out its welcome.In addition to our review, we follow-up last week’s discussion of “When They See Us” by noting that the show has supposedly been viewed by more than 23 million Netflix accounts.
Twitch is taking an old school approach to Amazon Prime Day by running a two-day TV shopping channel livestream July 15 and 16.Twitch Sells Out: A Prime Day Special Event will showcase gaming, electronics and other products in two 12-hour broadcasts.The first kicks off on its main /twitchpresents channel on July 15 at 10 a.m. PT and runs until 10 p.m. PT.The second runs at the same times the following day."Dozens of your favorite Twitch streamers will be showcasing deals on everything from games and gaming peripherals, to kitchenware and electronics," the streaming service said its release, which noted that the full list will be revealed on July 10."They'll also dive into previously unseen demos and gameplay of some of the most anticipated releases of the year.
A Facebook contractor was fired after posting Bruce Springsteen songs on Facebook's internal forum to protest working conditions, according to The Washington Post.Facebook is facing increasing calls to take better care of its contractors, especially moderators whose working conditions and mental health have been the focus of recent media reports.The contractor said when he was fired, he was told his choice of lyrics was considered a safety issue for the company.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.A Facebook contractor was fired for posting lyrics from Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, and Gil Scott Heron to protest how the company treated third-party workers, The Washington Post reports.The Austin-based contractor posted the lyrics amid rising tensions between the company and its contract workers, as media reports surfaced about Facebook moderators being underpaid and suffering mental health issues from sifting through the deep river of disturbing content on the platform.
Zuckerberg said that the company’s policy team is currently considering it: “There is a question of whether deepfakes are actually just a completely different category of thing from normal false statements overall, and I think there is a very good case that they are.”Facebook can’t protect against election interference alone.Zuckerberg was rightly critical of the US government’s extremely weak response to Russian attacks leading up to the 2016 election, saying:”One of the mistakes that I worry about is that after 2016 when the government didn’t take any kind of counteraction.Facebook has suggested up to 40 members on the initial Board, which would be global in nature and organized to operate and decide on cases in panels.Just one problem: Despite their professed concerns with Facebook, both senators’ campaign websites—sherrodbrown.com and joshhawley.com—have an invisible piece of Facebook technology, called a pixel, that tracks when anyone visits their homepages and shares this information with Facebook.
Winning a majority of MPs was just the start.The inside story of how he is targeting party members, while building a ‘transition’ team for Downing Street.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.
This company's pension distribution system is a heavily customized version of a well-known package.And it has worked fine for years, says a programmer pilot fish responsible for maintaining it.And in fact, push comes to shove when the chief operating officer retires, he being the first employee to get over $1 million in his distribution.The problem: The file used to send the transaction to the bank can only handle $999,999.99.“All of the reports were correct,” says fish, “but the one file that needed to be correct was not.“So instead of having $1.8 million deposited in his account, only $800,000 was.
In case this somehow got by you, there are of people running for president in the 2020 election.In fact, there are more than 20 Democratic candidates.That's a lot of politicians to weed through, but there's help: Apple News on Wednesday released a guide to the candidates.The guide, which coincides with two Democratic debates this week, focuses on the 20 candidates participating in those debates.Readers can "learn about a candidate's biography and experience, notable moments and quotes, current position on key issues, as well as videos, photos and recent coverage from trusted news sources," Apple said.The guide will also offer video from the debates, as well as updates and fact-checking.
In April, the US Department of Agriculture revealed that it had launched a pilot program allowing some SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online.Walmart and Amazon are both participating in the two-year pilot program, and Walmart has just expanded its own test involving SNAP payments.Under that expansion, all Walmart pickup locations now accept EBT card payments for online grocery orders.Walmart enables customers who are located near one of its more than 2,500 pickup locations to purchase groceries through the Walmart Grocery website.Customers find their nearest store using their zip code and then choose the new ‘EBT card’ payment option when checking out.The expansion was noted by TechCrunch, which reports that Walmart plans to start accepting SNAP payments at more than 3,100 Walmart stores by the end of 2019.
Microsoft is reportedly planning to roll out a small, foldable Surface with a pair of 9-inch screens in the first half of next year, possibly as early as the first quarter.IHS Markit’s Associate Director of Consumer Electronics Jeff Lin told Forbes about the upcoming device, citing “supply chain info.” Code-named Centaurus, the device was reputedly shown to some Microsoft employees earlier this month as a continuation of the shelved dual-screen Surface Phone concept that was known as Andromeda.The foldable Surface, according to IHS Markit, will be powered by the long-rumored new version of Windows 10 named Windows Core OS, or WCOS, also known as Windows Lite, geared for a dual-display user interface.The device is also said to be launching with a 10nm Intel Lakefield processor, with an always-on connectivity function for LTE or 5G.It is also rumored to be capable of running Android apps and Apple’s iCloud service.Windows Central’s Zac Bowden confirmed that Centaurus will feature two separate displays and an Intel processor, while highlighting the device’s capability for running Android apps.
Apple is recalling some older generation 15-inch MacBook Pros over a battery risk, the company announced Thursday.The voluntary recall, which is for 15-inch Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017, appears limited to the older generation of the MacBook Pro, not the recent models that have USB-C or Touch Bar.Apple says that other MacBooks, including the 13-inch Pro from the same time period, are not at risk.In the announcement, Apple says that the computers "contain a battery that may overheat and pose a safety risk," adding that it is "asking customers to stop using affected 15-inch MacBook Pro units."The company has set up a website for users to check their serial numbers to determine if their device is affected.Those who have a battery in need of service can get it replaced by Apple for free.
Kia's long tease is finally over.Hyundai has already debuted the Venue, its most compact crossover to date, and in the weeks leading up to today, sister brand Kia had been teasing its entry in this segment.Now, we get our first full look at the upcoming Seltos.Kia on Thursday unveiled the 2020 Seltos, its debut in the growing tiny-crossover segment.Yet, despite its footprint, it's not coming up short when it comes to style, tech or anything else.The Seltos rocks a sharp new style that was first previewed in concept form earlier this year.
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- June 18, 2019 -- Results from a study of nearly 60,000 individuals suggest those at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to family history may demonstrate changes in memory performance as early as their 20s.The study results suggest that the family history effect is particularly pronounced among men, as well as those with lower educational attainment, diabetes, and carriers of a common genetic change in APOE, a gene long associated with Alzheimer's disease risk.While family history has previously been associated with the risk of Alzheimer's, this is the first study of its kind, and in these numbers, that indicates this risk can be detected up to four decades before the typical age of onset.The study looked at 59,571 MindCrowd participants aged 18-85, and the effect of family history was shown across every age group, up until age 65."In this study we show that family history is associated with reduced paired-associate learning performance as many as four decades before the typical onset of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Matt Huentelman, TGen Professor of Neurogenomics, and the study's senior authorBecause there is no cure or proven way of slowing progressive memory-loss among those with Alzheimer's, early indicators of the disease can help those at risk to focus on ways to help stave off dementia.
This variation can result in the liner fitting poorly, leading to tissue damage, causing pain and discomfort for amputees.This is exacerbated by patient activity levels and environmental conditions such as hot weather.Amputees must currently return to their NHS prosthetist every time their limb changes size for their socket to be replaced or adjusted; many times in the first year following amputation.The liner is then manufactured using a cryogenic machining technique, negating the need for complex and time consuming moulds.He was born with one leg shorter than the other, but despite multiple operations, he suffered years of chronic pain before finally electing for amputation in 2017.After lifelong pain, John found living post-amputation a relief, but as his stump healed, it changed shape over time and the socket of the prosthetic limb began to rub, causing blisters and irritation.
Aside from being a title which taps into the nostalgic cravings of millennials, this is one of the first products which promises to genuinely make use of AR.Of course, we will reserve judgments until the product has been launched on Friday (June 21), but there will always be doubts in the build-up.The doubts tie back to Pokemon Go.This was an incredibly successful app for Niantic and still brings in the profits.There are perhaps two major reasons it was a massive money-maker for the firm.Little could be compared to Pokemon Go at the time, and it captured the interest of millions.
The president has planned to run for a second term since his inauguration.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.
Google Calendar is starting to come back after a more than two-hour outage Tuesday morning.The search giant said it expects to have the problem resolved for a majority of users by 10:40 a.m. PT, but noted its time frame was an estimate and could change.The service was down for users around the world, showing 404 pages and error messages instead of important meeting and event information.Problems started to crop up early in the morning, and Google tweeted that it was "experiencing a service disruption."A message posted to the G Suite Status Dashboard at 7:22 a.m. PT, said the company was investigating reports of issues with Google Calendar and that affected users were unable to access the service.Users reported trouble opening Google Calendar on desktop as well as mobile devices.
Facebook bekräftar nu planer på att lansera en kryptovaluta kallad Libra under första halvåret 2020.Teknikjätten leder ett konsortium som består av totalt 28 partners, däribland Visa, Stripe, Paypal, Uber, och Spotify.I samband med detta har Facebook även skapat ett dotterbolag, Calibra, som ska erbjuda digitala plånböcker som ska användas tillsammans med Libra.Calibra kommer att vara sammankopplat med Facebook Messenger och Whatsapp.Facebook stiger med 2,4 procent i förhandeln i USA.
Simpo is a startup with a simple idea.It wants to help project managers at large companies get software into the hands of its employee users faster.Today, the company announced a $4.5 million seed investment.The round was led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Janvest, UpWest, Seedcamp, Elad Gil and other unnamed investors.The idea behind Simpo is to offer a no-code platform for distributing software and educating end users on how to use it.Any friction in this process can reduce adoption and Simpo created a platform for project managers without a lot of technical know-how to set up software distribution workflows with the goal of driving greater adoption.
Largely positive reactions to the deal, but some price criticismSalesforce’s agreement to purchase Tableau Software at a valuation of $15.7 billion raised some eyebrows in the investment and software community.Tableau – which lets users generate visualisations of data from hundreds of database or format types, including Apache Drill, Google Ads, MemSQL, Microsoft Azure Data LakeMongoDB, Oracle, SAP Hana and more – has been growing rapidly as enterprises seek to analyse and present data in a way that is not just comprehensive, but comprehensible.The company is not profitable however and with the proposed price corresponding to a high enterprise value (EV)/trailing 12 months sales ratio of $15.7 billion /$1.19 billion (13.2X), many were quick write off the deal as poorly timed and overly bullish.Adam Wilson, CEO of Trifacta – a data preparation specialist and Tableau partner – disagrees.He said: “Salesforce’s $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau and Google Cloud’s acquisition of Looker for $2.6 billion are a direct reaction to the torrid [Ed: American usage – rapid; not British – troublesome] pace at which analytics workloads are being moved to the cloud… Companies that are solving critical pain points related to data preparation, data quality and data governance including Trifacta, Alteryx and Talend will be key players to keep an eye on as the data industry continues to grow exponentially and more workloads are moved to the cloud.”
The deposit can range from $100 to $1,000, says Amazon, and is submitted either by electronic transfer (ACH transfer on Amazon) or via mail.To pay off purchases, the card is unique in that it allows customers to either choose to make 12 months of equal payments or 6/12/24-month 0% periods for select purchases.Also a part of the product is the ability for cardholders to track their credit improvement over time as they use the card to make purchases on Amazon.com.The cardholders receive access to their own personal TransUnion CreditView Dashboard, where they can view their VantageScore credit score for free, use a simulator to understand how different activities will impact that score, get fraud alerts, and access credit education to help them further improve their credit score.Amazon says that Credit Builder customers may become eligible for an upgrade to the Amazon Store Card after as little as seven months after opening the Credit Builder account, at which time their initial security deposit would be refunded.Typically, secured credit cards are offered to people looking to improve their credit — but it’s unusual for a retailer to provide their own secured card.
NASA’s Mars Helicopter passed its latest barrage of tests and is almost ready for its trip to the Red Planet, traveling alongside the Mars 2020 rover when the mission launches next year.This will be the first heavier-than-air vehicle ever to be flown on another planet, so there are a lot of engineering factors to consider.Because Mars has such a thin atmosphere, with just 1% the density of Earth’s, it will drastically change the way that a helicopter moves and handles.But, in theory, if the engineers can ensure the helicopter is sufficiently light and the blades spin fast enough, they believe it will be able to fly.“Nobody’s built a Mars Helicopter before, so we are continuously entering new territory,” MiMi Aung, project manager for the Mars Helicopter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said in a statement.“Our flight model — the actual vehicle that will travel to Mars — has recently passed several important tests.”