A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.Apple is asking a Southern California court to order Qualcomm to pay it nearly $1 billion that it says Qualcomm is holding back.Apple says it is owed the money but Qualcomm is holding it back because Apple cooperated with a South Korean government investigation into Qualcomm's licensing practices.The lawsuit alleges that Qualcomm charges high licensing fees to the companies that make iPhones for Apple.Those companies pass the fees on to Apple but aren't allowed to show Apple the specifics of the licensing deals, leaving Apple unsure what it is paying for."For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with," Apple said in a statement.
Supertågföretaget Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, HTT, which is a competitor to the Hyperloop One has signed an agreement to explore linking Slovakia and the Czech republic with technology that allows transport near the speed of sound, reports Techcrunch.Read also: Slovakia, the EU's first hyperloop?HTT and the Hyperloop One are two companies who are trying to build the tågliknande the transport of 1, 000 miles an hour.the Idea through the super-fast means of transport is started by the Tesla founder Elon Musk released a report a couple of years ago.HTT also report that they have a contract with Abu Dhabi and have received requests to build with the technology in Melbourne in Australia."Then we resolved all the technical issues, it is now necessary for us to work with governments around the world.
In fact, he's late to the game – athletes, their wallets bloated by multi-million pound contracts and endorsement deals, are increasingly turning to venture capitalism.Former Olympic shooting champions are setting up incubation funds, baseball legends are investing in video conferencing services and heavyweight boxing world champions are backing recruitment startups.His investments include benefits scheme Perkbox and peer-to-peer travel money platform WeSwap.The four-time NBA champion was a pre-IPO investor in Google.In June 1999 he was part of a $25 million Series A round including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Kissinger and Tiger Woods.At the time Google was worth $75 million.
Simris Alg, to grow algae in order to extract the Omega 3, a nutrient that, for example, can be found in fish, directly from the plants.the Idea is to reduce the burden on the sea and fish stocks.Now leaving the ceo Fredrika Gullfot, who also is the majority owner and the company's founder, his post.But she will remain in the company and full-time work with the company's expansion, writes, Simris Alg, in a press release.Read more: Blog: fish Oil from plantsShe will also be proposed to take over the role of chairman of the board at the agm in may.
Two former Microsoft employees are suing the company because they say the disturbing content they had to view for their jobs caused them to experience post traumatic stress disorder PTSD .Both men are suing the tech giant for damages, alleging disability discrimination, violations of the Consumer Protection Act and negligence.When they confronted their employer about the trauma they experienced, Microsoft told them to play video games or take more smoke breaks, instead of providing adequate mental health services, the suit alleges.Greg Blauert and Henry Soto's lawsuit, filed on Dec. 30 of last year, says that for years they had to watch horrifying videos on the internet in order to help keep Microsoft's platforms free from content that would disturb its users or break the law."Microsoft takes seriously its responsibility to remove and report imagery of child sexual exploitation and abuse being shared on its services, as well as the health and resiliency of the employees who do this important work," a spokesperson for the company said.Social networks and sites where users generate content, like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter all have armies of people who sift through disturbing imagery for a living.
We ve got it allReg Events We re chuffed to be able to reveal the first tranche of speakers for Continuous Lifecycle, our three day-extravaganza of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Containerization and Agile in May.Our call for papers drew a massive response, but our programme committee has diligently sliced that down to a short-list of speakers and sessions they felt would stretch both neophytes and experienced operators.So we have conference sessions that will take you beyond the hype about DevOps, Containerization and Continuous Delivery, and help you deliver software, and manage your teams - and managers - more efficiently.We re not just talking about startups here.We ve got speakers with experience of implementing and managing Continuous Delivery and DevOps at scale taking legacy systems into account.
As you watch your favorite adult films – I particularly enjoy My Dinner With Andre – I suspect you often wonder how foreign porn dialogue Yur kumberbund haz gefallent unto minna lutefisk, for example is translated, dubbed, or subtitled properly Take me now, you hunk of fermented fish, in this example.After visiting an adult show in Prague two friends from Bratislava, Slavomir and Pavel, pivoted their original company, LocalizationGuru, to Adult-Translations.com.The SFW site allows porn creators to translate their ads quickly and easily into multiple languages and they work with some of the bigger sites including Flirt4Free and the musically-named WankzVR.This year we are launching a new integration with a large affiliate network in the adult niche which enables publishers to translate their ads with only a few clicks, said Slavomir who preferred to use only his first name.They can also upload their documents to the platform, get an instant quote and follow their whole order online.The project started as a freelance platform for translators in February 2015.
Izettles ceo Jacob De Geer."With our current budget ensures that our capital until we reach profitability," said Izettles founder and ceo Jacob de Geer to Breakit in the summer in connection with betalbolaget reported a loss of 295 million.the Company has since taken in nearly 1.5 billion in venture capital.The current funding would be sufficient until that Izettle is able to report the black numbers.This, if not any acquisitions, expansion into new markets outside the current business plan, or a plugged expansion rate would be up to date.At the end of the summer picked the company 130 million sek via two new share issues.
Reuters — The venture arms of Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity startups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel s burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats.Team8, which also announced on Monday a strategic partnership with Citi C.N to help develop its products, said the most recent investment brings its total raised to more than $92 million.Its other investors are Cisco, AT, Accenture, Nokia, Singapore s Temasek, Japan s Mitsui, Bessemer Venture Partners, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC.While the number of attempted cyber attacks was 20,000 a week two or three years ago, that figure had now risen to 600,000-700,000, said Yoram Yaacovi, general manager of Microsoft Israel s development center.Israel has some 450 cyber start-ups, which receive 20 percent of global investment in the sector.Although the need for security is growing quickly, the proliferation of start-ups means that several companies compete in every subsector.A large part of companies created won t get to the finish line, Nadav Zafrir, Team8 chief executive and former commander of the Israeli army s technology and intelligence unit 8200, told a news conference.He said he believes Team8 s strong partners and its plan to build a portfolio of different technologies gives it an edge.Team8 confirmed that Microsoft had been an investor since last June.The expectation of our investors is to build independent companies that will lead their sectors, he said.Israel has a well established high tech industry, using skills of workers trained in the military and intelligence sectors.Tax breaks and government funding have encouraged start-ups, and also drawn in entrepreneurs from abroad.Launched in 2014, Team8 employs 180 people in Israel, the United States, Britain and Singapore and plans to hire 100 more workers in 2017.Two companies it created are Illusive Networks, which uses deception technology to detect attacks and has been installed at banks and retailers, and Claroty, which secures critical infrastructure sites such as oil and gas fields.Details of two more companies it has set up will be announced this year, Zafrir said.
Vi har alla varit där på nyårsnatten, lovat oss själva att nästa år ska vi tamejtusan börja träna på riktigt.Och likt förbannat ligger vi dagen efter och trycker i oss en ordentligt fet pizza.Här har du dock en lättare lösning än att släpa iväg dig till gymmet.Smartrope är ett smart hopprep duh!som mäter hur du tränar, visar upp information i luften framför dig via LED-lampor och kopplas upp mot telefonen för att spara statistik.Du kan till och med tävla mot vänner via Facebook.
What happens when you mix two software dudes, a little kid, and a light switch?The Knocki is a clever little device that connects to a wall or under a table.– and it is surprisingly small and easily-hidden.The founders are Ohad Never and Jake Boshernitzan, both of Austin, Texas.One of the kids there wanted to turn off the lights and he stacked up a bunch of boxes but still couldn t hit the button, said Boshernitzan.We asked What if the entire wall was a switch?
One of the biggest professional gripes about the new MacBook Pro—dongle issues aside—is its lack of upgradability.Apple made the decision to solder the storage onto the logic board just as it does the RAM , making it impossible for users to upgrade past the capacity they choose at time of purchase.Dubbed the OWC DEC, this is a solution that will add additional storage and ports to your MacBook Pro.Unlike other docks, this one actually is a dock.The MacBook Pro will sit on top of machine-milled aluminium that houses the NAND flash storage and additional ports.The DEC will make the new MacBook Pro about the same thickness as the old 2012 MacBook Pro with an optical drive.
Samsung on Wednesday announced its intentions to support early-stage startups focused on emerging technologies.The company, through its global innovation group, has established a $150 million fund targeting businesses specializing in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and other new frontier technologies.So far, Samsung has made investments in 10 startups: Converge Industries, Dashbot, Entry Point VR, Filament, Intezer, LiquidSky, Otto Radio, 2Sens, SafeDK, and Virtru.The fund is aimed at making pre-seed to series B investments.Our investments bring the power of the Samsung platform to startups to accelerate their growth and ultimately their success, said Brendon Kim, vice president and the managing director of Samsung s Next Ventures.The Samsung NEXT Fund expands our global reach and capabilities, while increasing Samsung s access to more great ideas, products and talent.
Following Google s major updates in 2011 and 2012, many businesses were dismayed to find their websites were buried in the search results for their major keywords.One of my company s current clients, for example, discovered too late that the agency they were trusting to get their website to the top of Google had used unsavory tactics, including buying links and had gotten their website blacklisted by Google so that no one could find the firm online.By now, most businesses are aware of black hat SEO tactics and try to avoid them to keep their sites from being penalized.Google uses a complex program called Googlebot to crawl billions of websites and fetch new and revised pages to add to Google s index.Driven by algorithms, Googlebot visits chosen websites, fetches pages to add to the index, discovers links on pages and adds the linked pages to the ever-changing list of pages to crawl.Relevancy for a search term or keyword is based on over 200 elements, including domain characteristics, keyword placement, and frequency, the length of content, the newness of content, relevant multimedia and PageRank, a measure of quality based on inbound links.
It was a project eight years in the making—well, technically nine now.One LEGO fan has built his own Star Trek Klingon Bird of Prey using about 25,000 blocks, based on a virtual blueprint he started all the way back in 2008.Kevin J. Walter from Germany recently unveiled his completed Bird of Prey, inspired by the famous Klingon warship from Star Trek.It s based on a virtual design he created between 2008 and 2010.While that conceptual version used over 250,000 blocks, the real thing required about one-tenth of that.It s amazing to look at the before and after, to see just how well Walter was able to bring his design to life.
He starts out by citing a JAMA study from early 2016 that found voice assistants mostly lacking when asked about some basic physical and mental health situations.This highlights two interesting points:Voice assistants were designed to help execute tasks, remind users of important items, fetch information, and make entertainment more readily accessible.These were simply not the core use cases that voice assistant designers tackled first.The fetch information task is particularly onerous for voice interfaces, even though it is a core use case.How often is that second, third, or later entry a better fit?There is no audio scanning of search results today.You get one and only one answer.This is particularly challenging in health care, when the most common answer to direct questions is It depends.
Painters brushstrokes could provide subtle clues to Alzheimer s and Parkinson s years before the diseases are diagnosed, according to analysis of some of the world s most famous art.Experts identified gradual changes in the painting styles of Salvador Dali, Norval Morrisseau, James Brooks and other artists known to have suffered from the degenerative illnesses.The groundbreaking study could lead to a new avenue of research for scientists searching for ways to diagnose brain diseases in their earliest stages, the Press Association reported.Guy Gillette via Getty ImagesResearchers at Maynooth University in Ireland and the University of Liverpool digitally transformed 2,092 paintings by seven artists into black and white in an attempt to reveal clues to the diseases.Professor Ronan Reilly, from the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University in Ireland, ran tests similar to those which search for repeating patterns in snowflakes.
Ahead of CES 2017 Lenovo has quietly refreshed its entire ThinkPad line with an update to the slightly faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel.Besides new version of laptops that have honest-to-god DVD players and VGA ports installed, Lenovo also saw all those beautiful gadgets that exploded this year and decided that it would maybe make sure its own laptops don t go poof like so many Note 7s and Chromebooks.So for next year Lenovo has equipped its refreshed line of ThinkPads with a chip to keep them from exploding due to a bad USB-C connection.While it was ultimately the batteries that gave Samsung its big boom headache this year, USB-C cables have also been the subject of scorn.As noted by Google engineer Benson Leung, not all USB-C cables are made equally and a bad cord could easily over charge or under charge a device, ruining the precarious balance that exist in the batteries of all consumer devices.The problem comes from how the cables and USB-C ports speak to one another.
En restaurang i San Francisco, USA, har hittat ett nytt sätt att försöka fånga unga gäster.Istället för att servera mat på traditionella tallrikar så har man valt en annan typ av porslin – nämligen Ipads.Läs också: Så använder du din gamla Mac, Ipad eller HD-TV som en extra skärmQuince, som restaurangen heter, är redan erkänt bra då den tidigare i år belönades med en tredje Michelin-stjärna, skriver 9to5Mac.Men det gäller så klart inte all mat.Det är endast en särskild maträtt som läggs upp på surfplattorna.
Fake news isn t just something your out-of-touch uncle gets riled up over; Pakistan s defense minister apparently can t tell the difference between false narratives and reality either.Khawaja Muhammad Asif took to Twitter to respond to what he thought was a legitimate news article about Israel s defense minister threatening Pakistan with a nuclear attack.Assuming the worst, Asif then threatened Israel with nuclear retaliation.The New York Times identified the fake news story and sourced it to a poorly-written article on a website that deals in entirely false facts.Other headlines on the site in question include fake quotes from Vladimir Putin threatening the illuminati, and other similar nonsense.Hundreds of Twitter users replied to Asif s tweet, and many of them are attempting to explain to the minister that the story and the quote he is reacting to is in fact completely false.