David Miliband has accused Jeremy Corbyn of behaving like Donald Trump when it comes to dealing with Russia.Speaking on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme on Tuesday morning, the former Labour foreign secretary suggested Corbyn was not “standing up for British citizens” with his response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.“I tell you the really thing that struck me is that some of the contents of what Jeremy Corbyn was saying it was strangely like the kind of things President Trump says about the need to engage in dialogue, to keep on talking to them,” Miilband said.“No one is saying that all contact is going to be cut off.The question is whether there are actions as well as words.It is only actions that show the Russians we are serious.”
Most paleo dieters try to stick to some type of regimen similar to what they think our distant, pre-agricultural ancestors might’ve eaten.Yet for Geltor, a Silicon Valley-backed start-up based in San Leandro, synthethic biology became the ticket for creating just such a literal understanding of the paleo diet.Mastodons may have been the biggest, but sadly for these long-tusked relatives of Asian elephants, they didn’t evolve around Homo sapiens and consequently were little match for us.Some of the vanquished beasts remain today, however, sealed shut in icy graves that have preserved their bodies for millennia.And as with all ancient organisms, if there’s any protein still to be found on them, it’s probably going to be in the form of collagen, the abundant molecule found throughout much of our bodies.Indeed, humanity has now taken an initial step toward resurrecting the huge creatures on whom our forebearers feasted, at least at the molecular level, by sequencing the long-gone animal’s proteins.
That’s because word of mouth is still the most trusted source of information for consumers who are increasingly suspicious and avoidant of the marketing messages they’re bombarded with day after day.According to Nielsen, 84 percent of consumers reported trusting recommendations from influencers, friends, family members and peer networks above all other kinds of marketing.Understand the value of offline human networksDigital marketing is an incredible gift to brands of all sizes.It can communicate so much about consumers, including what they want in real time and how they feel about our brand at any particular time.What happens online, especially on social media, is often just a pale reflection of what’s happening offline, where real influencers—friends, families and co-workers—are sharing information, showcasing products and offering advice in a much more valuable, tangible way.
Good news for Microsoft Launcher fans as it seems another truck-load of improvements are in the pipeline.Following the implementation of native Cortana support last month, Microsoft is now adding a number of customization options and UI changes.The most notable change is the ability to set a gallery of custom wallpapers that rotate on a daily basis.This should be a welcome tweak for users who aren’t so keen on the daily cycle of Bing backgrounds.Wallpapers are also now scrollable too.Badge notification control for specific apps and lock screen calendar notifications have also been added, as well as minor adjustments to certain UI elements, and general performance improvements and bug fixes.
Gaming on a laptop doesn’t necessarily mean paying through the nose for a high-end solution with a top of the line graphics processor (GPU) and an RGB backlit keyboard.With a whole spectrum of games you can enjoy and a number of decently-powered laptops aimed more at mid-range, general users, there are a number of laptops out there that can have you gaming away in your off hours at decent detail levels and framerates.Unlike actual gaming laptops, which are often chunky and heavy, these stealth gaming laptops hide their potential for gaming sessions behind a sense of professionalism and refinement.With up to a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a GTX 1060, it has more than enough power under the hood to display great gaming visuals at decent frame rates on its 13 or 15-inch, 3,240 x 2,160 display.All that hardware lets the Surface Book 2 handle Ultra settings in games like Civilization VI, For Honor, and Battlefield 1 at 1080P resolution — even edging over 60 frames per second when in performance mode.When all of that is combined with the 90 watt-hour battery, you’ll game for far longer than even most gaming laptops, though in our Surface Book 2 review we did note that you can lose charge during heavy gaming, even when the charger is plugged in.
If you’ve been sucked into the Apple ecosystem, then you probably own the best selling Apple Watch.As you well know, accessories for Apple products are quite expensive, but they don’t have to be.You can indeed buy them from more affordable but still high quality brands like dodocool.Keep reading if you need a new magnetic charger for your Apple Watch!The dodocool DA147 is an MFi Certified 1m/3.3ft long nylon braided cable with a magnetic charging at the end.It uses Apple’s original magnetic module to work both with the 38mm and 42mm versions of the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3.
Qualcomm, KDDI, and NEC are announcing a new wireless networking home gateway based on the 802.11ax networking protocol, which is designed to deliver four times higher wireless networking performance.The new technology will enable stronger networks to handle the traffic from video applications such as 8K video and virtual reality.The home gateway is based on Qualcomm’s IPQ8072 family of 802.11ax chipsets that will be available to KDDI home subscribers starting this month.The company say this will be the first commercial home gateway solution supporting 11ax features that will improve user experiences by delivering four higher wireless networking capacities and better performance for bandwidth-hungry applications throughout the home.The Qualcomm chipset supports 10 gigabit-per-second wide-area networks and local-area networks (WAN/LAN) that will be four times faster than existing 802.11ac wave 2 networks.The draft 11ax carrier gateway will be delivered to KDDI’s home subscribers in Japan in March 2018.
The Samsung Gear Fit 3 could be one of the best fitness trackers of 2018 – if it launches in 2018.The truth is that we don’t know anything about it yet, but based on the strength of its predecessors we’re somewhat excited by the prospect of it.The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is currently sitting at number two in our best fitness trackers list, and that’s despite it being a conservative upgrade on the Gear Fit 2 – if the Gear Fit 3 is an upgrade worthy of a new number then it could be very impressive indeed.We’ll add all the news and rumors to this article as we hear them, but in the meantime you’ll find a wish list of what we want from the wearable, along with some educated guesses as to what it might feature and when it might launch.Likely upwards of $199 / £209 (around AU$370)Samsung Gear Fit 3 release date and price
AI is a threat to privacy—this is how 76.3% of Chinese people feel about artificial intelligence technology according to a survey of 8,000 participants carried out by CCTV and Tencent Research.Facial recognition was the usage of AI for which respondents had the highest awareness, and over half felt AI was already having an impact on their work and life.The tech firm and State-run TV network conducted an additional set of questions on AI as part of the annual TV show that publicizes the results of the larger China Economic Life Survey (《中国经济生活大调查》).The AI usage categories with the highest awareness among survey participants were autonomous driving at 59.2%, health at 45.2%, education at 40.5%, and finance at 38.3%.In terms of events in 2017 that caught public attention, a Baidu stunt where CEO Robin Li was seen live streaming a journey in a car running on Apollo on Beijing’s fifth ring road to launch the platform was the most known, with 50.9% being aware of it.76.3% see certain uses of AI as a threat to their own privacy and 31.7% said they already felt the technology threatened their livelihoods.
For Chinese people, Spring Festival is all about seeing family and celebrating the new year, but it’s also the optimal time for using screens.Have you ever been on a train for 20+ hours?In China you’ll find, from little kids to 60-year-olds, everyone is using their smartphones.Surely, to kill time, content is king in China.During the Spring Festival, from February 15th to 21st, the number of app users in three segments—mobile games, photo app, and mobile video app—increased significantly, according to QuestMobile’s “2018 Spring Festival Entertainment Insights Report,” Chinese media CSDN is reporting.The report pointed out that Chinese people have both online and offline ways to enjoy Spring Festival.
Google aims to better business for customers as it introduces new tools to measure mobile services.Google has kicked off the announcements at Mobile World Congress (MWC), with new mobile tools available to customers.The Silicon Valley Company did not hesitate on the first day of MWC, announcing two new tools that are now readily available for customers.Google hopes to help companies that are large or small to understand and improve their mobile sites with the new tools, to better business.First is a Speed Scorecard tool, which will allow businesses to measure their mobile site speed ranks against top brands in the industry.The tool measures the speeds of thousands of sites from across 12 countries worldwide, to compare to individual businesses’ speeds.
Starting this summer, Airbnb will allow people to search for properties based on new categories like unique homes, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, and boutique hotels.Right now Airbnb’s 4.5 million listings can only be searched for based on three categories: shared room, private room, and entire home.“Wer’re going to be adding thousands of new categories and it will make it easier for guests to find a place to stay,” Airbnb cofounder Brian Chesky said onstage at a press conference held at The Masonic in San Francisco for members of the press and Airbnb staff.Airbnb Collections, homes preset for specific occasions, launches today with offerings like Airbnb for Families and Airbnb for Work.Collections for weddings, honeymoons, dinner parties, and group getaways will be launched later this year.The social stays collection is made for experiences where the host stays with the guest and shows them around town.
Santa Monica, California-based FanAI figures out the value of fan data in order to optimize sponsorship engagement within esports.Courtside Ventures and CRCM Ventures led the round, with participation from Bitkraft Esports Ventures, BDS Capital, Catalyst Sports, Deep Space Ventures, Everblue Management, Greycroft GC Tracker Fund, M Ventures, Rosecliff Ventures, and Sterling VC.FanAI is already being used by esports teams Cloud9; OpTic Gaming; Overwatch League’s LA Valiant and NYXL; and Cav’s Legion GC, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA2K League team.While esports continues to grow rapidly, esports enthusiasts still spend significantly less than fans of traditional sports.As a comparison, in 2017 the average esports fan is expected to spend only $3.64, while NBA basketball fans spend, on average, $15 each.FanAI wants to change that by driving monetization across the entire esports ecosystem, while providing a personalized experience for fans to engage the most effectively with sponsors.
Many chemical molecules can exist in nature together with their mirror counterparts; like hands, two compounds can be made up of the same atoms in the same overall structure but in opposite orientations, i.e.This phenomenon of symmetry is called "chirality", and can give mirror counterparts ("enantiomers") entirely different chemical properties.A famous and tragic example of chirality is thalidomide, which was originally sold as a mixture of both enantiomers.The problem was that one was a harmless sedative and the other highly toxic to fetuses, resulting in disturbing congenital deformities.So today it has become imperative to synthesize compounds with what is known as high "optical purity", which is a measurement of chiral purity: the degree to which a sample contains one enantiomer in greater amounts than the other.But because enantiomers have very small structural differences and identical stability, synthesizing one over the other is a very challenging task.
Let me start this piece by explicitly stating my abhorrence of the actions of the former Oxfam employees in Haiti in 2011 and Chad from 2006.That said, with the constant stream of coverage around the scandal over the past week, I cannot help but begin to question at what point the media cycle becomes a witch hunt.There is no question that it was in the public’s interest that the abuse of power, abuse of women and abuse of children was exposed by the media.Oxfam has rightly been called to account for the actions of the aid workers involved.Unfortunately, there are rotten apples in all organisations.There are people that take advantage of their position in government, in Hollywood, in the church, in social care, in their own homes - a small group of people that commit despicable actions.
Over the past few years, citizen scientists have helped illuminate our universe.From mapping refugee camps to cataloging nearby stars, these amateurs often work after hours and without pay, making access to data and the affordability of tools key to their success.Now a new smartphone microscope might help make science even more accessible for professionals and amateurs alike.Developed by researchers from the ARC Center of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Australia, the 3D-printable device can be attached to most smartphones to turn it into a fully functional microscope, strong enough to visualize specimens as small as a two-hundredth of a millimeter.That means it can be used to view microscopic organisms and blood cells, making it potentially useful for testing water cleanliness and analyzing blood samples.“There’s a lot of great work out there by scientists who have adapted mobile phones into microscopes for use in medical diagnostics in areas where it might be impractical to bring a normal, heavy, expensive microscope,” Antony Orth, the RMIT researcher who led the development of the microscope, told Digital Trends.
Orange has released its latest quarterly results and it actually made money in its domestic market for the first time since 2009.Total revenues just went past €41 billion for the year, a 0.4% increase, while operating income stood at €4.9 billion.In the French market, revenues increased 0.6%, in Spain the numbers were up 7.1% and in the Africa & the Middle East regions revenues jumped 3%.Elsewhere, Poland numbers were up 1.1% and the rest of the central European markets demonstrated a 6.2% rise.“2017 was a remarkable year for Orange in more ways than one,” said Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange.“The group delivered an excellent commercial performance, driven by very high-speed broadband.
Brits suffering through the nationwide KFC famine can enjoy with wry amusement the fact that an AI can be fooled into thinking an image of Colonel Sanders and the restaurant's logo are a stop sign.The fast food famine arose after KFC UK last week switched from logistics provider Bidvest to rival DHL.The result was delivery delays that left hundreds of restaurants devoid of chicken.KFC blamed "teething problems" for its supplies becoming as rare as hen's teeth.Other reports suggest software issues contributed to the chickens' scratching.KFC at least got a decent gag out of it all in the Tweet below.
Star Wars Battlefront II has had a rough go of it since launching last holiday season.From the loot box controversy saga to its disappointing sales, Battlefront II wasn’t the holiday juggernaut Star Wars fans hoped for.But if you have stuck with the game or are looking for a reason to jump back in, the game’s latest patch adds a slew of new features including a fresh game mode.Jetpack Cargo turns Battlefront II‘s multiplayer into a particularly explosive endeavor.In the eight-versus mode, all players wield rocket launchers.If you’re interested in checking out Jetpack Cargo, do so soon, as the new game mode will only be available for a limited time.
That’s what airport officials at the airport say would have been necessary for them to be able to safely control the movement of planes on the ground, taxiing to and from gates and runways at the recently expanded airport.Instead of an elevated perch, ground controllers at FLL have an even better view from inside a nearby squat, building.“It’s all done by radar, and augmented by a system of CCTV and infrared cameras.” A new computer system takes the data from those cameras, and other sensors, and stitches it together into one giant virtual vista.Pilots don’t have great visibility out of the cockpit windows, so they rely on ground controllers to tell them which gate to taxi to, where to hold, which path to take, and to warn them of other vehicles like fueling trucks or passenger busses crossing active taxiways.It’s a complicated dance, becoming ever more so as air travel booms and airports expand, allowing takeoffs and landings with barely 30 seconds between them.Airfields usually have one or more towers, so ground controllers can see everything that happens from the runways to the gates.