Sverige hör till en av de snabbast växande ekonomierna bland världens rika länder.Det uppger OECD i sin årliga rapport.– Vi är stolta över Sveriges framgångar, säger Angel Gurría, generalsekreterare vid OECD.På onsdagseftermiddagen presenteras OECD:s och finansdepartementets granskning av svensk ekonomi.Och det är en ljus bild som tecknas - svensk ekonomi växer och hör till en av de snabbast växande ekonomierna bland de rika länderna i världen.På en presskonferens där finansminister Magdalena Andersson och OECD:s generalsekreterare Angel Gurría deltar presenterades resultaten.
Despite my love of Dark Souls III and Bloodborne, my experience with the original Dark Souls was brief and unpleasant.I attempted to play the opening hour of the game on PC back in college, but I found the combat sluggish and the difficulty daunting.Dark Souls Remastered launched on consoles and PC in May, and with my love of Soulslikes firmly cemented, I decided to give the game another chance.What a difference experience makes!The first boss fight with the Asylum Demon was a piece of cake, and though rolling and dodging are far less useful on Dark Souls than they are in Dark Souls III, Bloodborne, or even The Surge, I became accustomed to the stand-your-grand combat style of the original.There’s a complete lack of hand-holding once you complete the tutorial area.
Founder Feedback gives you insights from the startup trenches.In a guest blog post that ran on Women 2.0 last week, Priya Sheth shares the story of her transition in the last year from an aerospace engineer in Los Angeles to the Founder of Be Scrappy in San Francisco via both Founder Labs and the Founder Institute.Read the full story on Women 2.0 here."You may have an idea to start out, but it is through the validation process that your company really starts to take shape...I’ve found that many of the steps I needed to take involved putting myself in awkward situations, stalking people for their inputs and insights, and dealing (as well as coping) with quite a bit of rejection (which I’ve never been good at, but now take in with open arms!)...A founder’s responsibility is to be resilient and unwavering when facing rejection.While it’s harder said than done, I can attest to that first-hand.
Sortbox, an application that replaces email with the easiest way to collect and review job applicants, was recently profiled on TechCrunch by Sarah Perez.The company and it's Founder, Justin Sherratt, are Graduates of the New York City Founder Institute.According to Perez, "With a down economy, and an overwhelming number of job applicants to any open position (well, maybe not in tech startups, but everywhere else), there’s a real need for tools that help businesses better sort through their over-crowded inboxes to find the best candidates from among thousands of emails with attached files, photos, resumes and cover letters.A new company called SortBox wants to help address that problem by getting rid of the email inbox altogether.Instead, it’s offering a simple, customized inbox designed just for the purpose of moving through job applications quickly."Read the full article on TechCrunch here.
The Founder Institute has helped launch over 750 new technology companies across 40 cities and five continents.Below is a roundup of Founder Institute Graduate news over the past week:Silicon Valley grad, Entryless, got rave reviews on GetApp - a top cloud business app marketplace (GetApp.com); Entryless is an accounts payable as a service suite that aims to enable companies to see, manage and pay all their AP online under one platform.Silicon Valley grad, Piggybackr, was featured on Fox Small Business Center (Fox Business); Piggybackr is a platform that helps children start crowdfunding for causes.New York grad, Kindara, was featured on the Daily Camera in Boulder, CO (DailyCamera); Kindara is an app that helps women manage their fertility.Barcelona grad, Kampoos.com, was featured on ABC Tecnologia (ABC); Kampoos is a platform that increases visibility for club soccer teams in Spain.
Light, a Palo Alto-based company that makes a 16-lens camera, just raised a whopping $121 million from investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund.You might not be able to see what a wild-looking $2,000 specialty camera for enthusiasts has in common with robot cars, but Softbank founder Masa Son does.That's a big reason why Light, a Palo Alto-based startup that makes the L16, just got $121 million dollars from investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund.He sees Light's computational imaging chops as a technology that can underpin how autonomous vehicles see, possibly even replacing the spinning laser-based sensors (LIDARs) that self-driving cars tend to use today."When we first met with Masa in Tokyo, they liked our technology."He believed what we call our passive optic system, our regular cameras, versus LIDARs, could actually solve a lot of the problems that LIDAR suffers today," Grannan continued.
Amazon Prime Day is over, and what a ride it was this year.Widespread technical glitches in the first hours of Amazon’s massive annual Prime Day promotion cost the e-commerce giant an estimated $1.2 million a minute, according to One Click Retail founder Spencer Millerberg.The total loss is difficult to nail down, in part because the exact span of the outage varied.But the data analytics firm says the outage, which included a broken landing page and links that sent potential customers to an error page, appeared to be concentrated on the East and West coasts of the U.S. for about 75 minutes.That puts Amazon’s loss in sales at about $90 million, an estimate One Click Retail based on 1P sales from 2017.And yet, Amazon contends that these massive glitches didn’t dampen the day.
Google’s tiny smart camera, Google Clips, has received a big update that improves its ability to recognize facial expressions, among other things.The changes come in Version 1.6, which also brings a new Timelapses feature, though it’s not quite the same as a timelapse you’d create using a regular camera.The update is live now on the Google Play Store and iTunes.Google Clips is a small smart camera that utilizes artificial intelligence in an effort to capture high-quality content.The idea here is that rather than doing most of the work yourself, the camera and its software determine the best time to take an image and create short animated clips.Critics have complained that Clips isn’t quite as smart as it sounds, but the device has its fair share of fans.
The incidence of food allergies has increased in recent decades: It affects three to four percent of the adult population and five percent of children.Of particular note are proteins that resemble the primary allergen in birch pollen and due to this similarity can lead to birch pollen-associated food allergy.About 1.5 percent of the population in Northern Europe and up to 16 percent in Italy are affected by tomato allergies.Symptoms of an immunological reaction to strawberries or tomatoes can affect the skin (urticaria or dermatitis), irritate mucous membranes and trigger a runny nose, and can also lead to abdominal pain.Food allergy sufferers develop symptoms after eating fresh fruit or vegetables, while processed products are often tolerated.Previous studies have found that there are several proteins in both strawberries and tomatoes, which can cause allergic reactions.
Amazon Prime Day is set to begin in just over 72 hours time, and while it may not be a real holiday it's worth looking forward to just to see what sort of discounts will be available.Probably nothing you desperately need, only things you might sort of want but could easily live without.The whole point is that the discounts are supposed to make you want to buy more, after all.Amazon have just sent out a taste of the discounts that we can expect to see when Prime Day kicks off on Monday afternoon, including the expected money off certain Amazon-made devices:£35 off the Kindle Paperwhite, Prime Day price, £74.99 (was £109.00)£40 off Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, Prime Day price, £59.99 (was £99.99)
In preparation for its first proper run up the hill at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Roborace's Robocar undertook a practice run, and it seemed pretty darn successful.Roborace is the first autonomous racing series, and this is the first year that autonomous vehicles will attempt Goodwood's hill climb.Roborace's practice run looked good -- it held some decent speed in the straights and around corners, looking pretty composed as it largely stuck in the middle of the road.If it wanted to, Roborace's car could hustle up that hill.It has four 181-horsepower electric motors, one in each wheel, and the whole thing weighs less than 3,000 pounds.Roborace provides the bodies and an API to each team, which is responsible for adding their own AI algorithms to take the car around the track.
Uber is laying off its safety drivers in Pittsburgh and San Francisco—about 100 people in total.It's the latest sign that Uber is scaling back its testing operations as it tries to move beyond the March crash that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.It already laid off its safety drivers in the Phoenix metropolitan area—previously the company's most significant testing location.But Uber says it's still aiming to resume testing in the Pittsburgh area.While about 100 Uber safety drivers are officially being laid off, Uber expects many of them to apply for 55 newly created "mission specialist" jobs doing similar work.Now, Uber wants a single team of drivers to perform testing in both cases and to provide them with additional training to better aid Uber engineers in improving the company's self-driving software.
Essentials kit includes plastic, maintenance tools3D printing has definitely changed the way we make things, especially when it comes to creating things previously impossible if not impractical for hobbyists and small groups.While you can definitely print out intricate and beautifully designed objects, it was less hands-on than some creatives might like.That’s where 3D printing pens like 3Doodler’s new Create+ comes in and we put our hands and minds on one to see just how well promise translates to reality.And every corner, tip, and button shows it.The two buttons that control the speed and direction of the drivers are exactly position for easy reach with your thumb or forefinger but are also safely far from the hot nozzle of the pen.
HTC has unveiled more details on its all-new blockchain phone.The Taiwanese phone maker has revealed that the HTC Exodus will be available early to fans in the third quarter of 2018.The Android-powered device is set to be powered by blockchain technology, including a cold storage wallet that will support all major cryptocurrencies, including the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well as decentralised apps.“In the new internet age people are generally more conscious about their data, this a perfect opportunity to empower the user to start owning their digital identity," said HTC chief crypto officer Phil Chen."The Exodus is a great place to start because the phone is the most personal device, and it is also the place where all your data originates from.I’m excited about the opportunity it brings to decentralize the internet and reshape it for the modern user."
Figuring out what information should be classified and controlling access to it has been an eternal headache for defense and national security organizations—a headache that got a lot of attention during the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of personal emails.So the Department of Defense is looking for some help from machine-learning systems.The DOD has issued a request for information (RFI) from industry in a quest for technology that will prevent the mislabeling and accidental (or deliberate) access and sharing of sensitive documents and data.In an announcement posted in May by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the Pentagon stated that the DOD CIO's office—part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense—is "investigating the use of commercial solutions for labeling and controlling access to sensitive information."Defense IT officials are seeking software that "must be able to make real-time decisions about the classification level of the information and an individual's ability to access, change, delete, receive, or forward the information based on the credentials of the sending and/or receiving individual, facility, and system."In a response to questions regarding the RFI issued in late June, DOD officials said that the system should be able to ideally protect "any file type on a Microsoft operating system (OS) file system and active directory domain."
China Mobile, Intel and Huawei have completed interoperability testing that should act as a catalyst for the commercialisation of 5G networking equipment.The first commercial 5G networks are expected to go live later this year, offering fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband to certain parts of the US.Meanwhile the first 5G compatible smartphones are set to arrive in 2019, while 2020 will most likely see the first UK 5G network.But to get to that point, it is essential that networking kit from various vendors is able to work together.Samsung and Nokia for example have been working together to ensure the establishment of a “healthy ecosystem”.The operator announced its intention to launch 5G in 2019 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year, aiding China’s hopes of being a leader in the field.
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Programming the body's immune system to attack cancer cells has had promising results for treating blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia.By developing nanoparticle "backpacks" that hold immune-stimulating drugs, and attaching them directly to T cells, the MIT engineers showed in a study of mice that they could enhance those T cells' activity without harmful side effects."We found you could greatly improve the efficacy of the T cell therapy with backpacked drugs that help the donor T cells survive and function more effectively.Even more importantly, we achieved that without any of the toxicity that you see with systemic injection of the drugs," says Darrell Irvine, a professor of biological engineering and of materials science and engineering, a member of MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and the senior author of the study.Irvine is one of the co-founders of a company called Torque Biotherapeutics that plans to begin clinical trials of this approach this summer.Cancer researchers have long been intrigued by the possibility of harnessing these immune cells to destroy tumors, through an approach called adoptive T cell therapy.
We're about to do something first in space that'll get on the news and have lots of funny memes attached to it, thanks to the European Space Agency asking a British team to develop a Mars rover with the additional superpower of being able to get a sample of Mars rocks back to earth.The ESA has given Airbus a £3.9 million contract to design the Sample Fetch Rover -- a helper to get samples taken by NASA'a Mars 2020 rover back here for analysis -- along with the associated Earth Return Orbiter that'll blast the red dust back here.The separate Mars 2020 project is launching in 2020, but the actual sample return business won't get under way until 2026, when this UK-designed little vehicle will head off to pick up the samples taken by the NASA bot, get them into a launcher, pack them into a biocontainment system within an orbiter and fire them in our direction.That's an awful lot of transportation projects that need to be got right a very long way away from anywhere, so it's no wonder they chose the UK to design it; a country where after 150 years of trying we've nearly worked out how train timetables work.Airbus space manager Patrick Lelong said: "Our long experience in complex scientific exploration missions such as Rosetta, BepiColombo and Mars Express will be a great asset for this study.The mission is technologically very challenging, but the prospect of seeing a sample of Mars returning to Earth is very exciting."
Implementing 911 video calling may not be far off, with the CRTC asking for new 911 infrastructure to be in place by 2020.In a paper, The Benefits and Challenges of video Calling in Emergency Situations, recently presented at the 2018 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the researchers say 911 video calling systems designed like current commercial video chat software, such as Skype or FaceTime, won't suffice for addressing the real needs of emergency calls and call-taker/dispatcher work practices."We see a huge need but also a really challenging design space," says Neustaedter, who collaborated with Microsoft Research and the University of Calgary on the study."We need to think about emergency video calling along a continuum of visual modalities, ranging from audio calls accompanied by images or video clips, to one-way video streams to two-way video streams, where camera control and camera work need to be carefully designed."On the benefits side, the study suggests that video calls could provide valuable contextual information about a situation to 911 call-takers, and help to overcome call-taker challenges with information ambiguity, location, deceit, and communication issues (e.g., non-English speakers, children).Emergency video calling services across North America could be poised within a few years to complement audio-based 911 calling, first introduced in the late 1960s.
The Honor Note 10 has reportedly leaked, packing a 6,000mAh battery which is larger than the Mate series.It’s also tipped to feature a Kirin 970 chipset, dual camera setup, and 6.9-inch AMOLED screen.Honor’s president has previously confirmed the handset is indeed scheduled for launch.We haven’t seen a high-end Honor Note device in a couple of years, but the Honor Note 10 specs and images have apparently leaked, CNMO and Smartplay reported.Honor’s new phone is tipped to feature a 6,000mAh battery, which is 2,000mAh bigger than the Mate 10 Pro — Huawei’s current endurance king.It’s also larger than the Xiaomi Mi Max 2’s 5,300mAh pack, which is the biggest battery in a Xiaomi phone.