The European Union’s new GDPR privacy rules came into effect today, but it seems that some organizations didn’t meet the deadline to comply with the changes.A handful of websites, including those of major news providers, went down in the EU, and they posted notes to readers about the new regulations.Most notably, Tronc, the publishing company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and other newspapers, has shut down its entire roster of websites for European users.When a visitor navigates to one of those sites, they’re now met with a note explaining that “our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.”“We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market,” the note reads.“We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.”
Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, according to a report this week from research firm Canalys.Canalys says Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers over the course of the quarter.According to the report, Google jumped from taking 19.3 percent of smart speaker shipments in Q1 2017 to 36.2 percent this past quarter.Amazon accounted for a whopping 79.6 percent of shipments in the year-ago quarter but fell to 27.7 percent in Q1 2018, the report says.The Amazon Echo largely popularized the smart speaker concept, and Amazon has long been the leader in smart speaker sales as a result.For several months, Echo devices were generally more functional and worked with a wider network of third-party devices than most other digital-assistant-aided speakers.
The new A12 processor looks to be the strongest Apple has developed so far and contains a surprise.the Data comes from the american publication Bloomberg, which writes that the upcoming processorchippet have begun to be produced by Apple's manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.the Name of the chip is not yet confirmed, but much evidence points to that it should be called the A12.According to Bloomberg's sources, the new Iphone X-processor is, surprisingly, a 7-nanometerdesign.It is a huge jump considering that in the latest models, the Iphone X and Iphone 8, sat 10-nanometerchip.the Tech site T3 interprets this as meaning a faster chip that is more energy efficient, which in itself can mean that the phone has better battery life than previous models.
Global music streaming site Boiler Room has expanded beyond its roots to take a deep dive into other cultural movements with the launch of a new streaming service called 4:3 (pronounced 'for free').The self-styled "Netflix of the underground" will look to champion underground art movements across music, art, fashion, film and culture by curating and commissioning relevant content that brands can integrate with.On board for the launch (29 May) are guest curators are Elijah Wood, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Peaches, and Jenn Nkiru whose content will feature alongside archive footage, festival shorts and music videos.Boiler Room has said the content will platform agnostic, Stephen Mai, chief content and marketing officer of Boiler Room, said "4:3 can live anywhere, [which] means that our content exists where our audience does social, on our website, on TV or in real life."He said this will help "give brands an unique opportunity to co-create and curate content that tells their stories in a authentic way to culturally connected audiences."Boiler Room was founded in 2010 and this launch underlines a new, multibrand approach from the media company.
In this syndicated blog post, David Teten, a Founder Institute Mentor and Partner with ff Venture Capital, extols the virtues of running a company by relentlessly monitoring its metrics, and provides a thorough method for doing so.I prefer to see a screenshot of an internal dashboard, not something created for the board, and I prefer to see that same dashboard in the same format at every meeting.Good metrics are comparable across industries; comparative; readily understandable; and help drive decisions.Exclude the metrics that are “vanity metrics”, e.g., Facebook likes or pageviews (for many companies).Operations should focus relentlessly on the latter.”The best CEOs run their companies by their metrics.
Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 600 female-led businesses that have collectively raised over $65M in funding.After studying management and getting a masters degree in computer engineering in her native Algeria, she spent years taking on a number of different roles, including bringing a TEDx conference to Algiers.Eventually she moved to Montreal (Canada), and it was there that while exploring different ideas about her future, she came across the Montreal Founder Institute - the beginning of an exciting and demanding journey.During this process, Amira discovered a huge problem facing the fast-growing number of small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses.Most manufacturing businesses are good at manufacturing, but bad at operations.As a result, they often seek the help of large consultancies, but their solutions typically require an average of 60 days before a deal closes, and a minimum of $120,000 per project.
Little girls are being told their efforts are worth less than those of boys before they've even entered the workplace and been told what to wear by a man, as gender pay disparity appears to begin at home; where little boys are routinely paid more than little girls by parents for doing household chores and behaving themselves.This fact comes from some pocket money research carried out on behalf of banking giant Santander, which says boys are paid an average of 33 per cent more than girls for carrying out jobs around the house, banking an average of £6.99 against the girl per-job average of just £4.67.Payment for good behaviour at school -- yes there apparently is such a thing now -- is also vastly more favourable for boys, with the average boy being rewarded £8.28 for being "good" while girls get just £4.18.No wonder there are so many bad girls in the media nowadays.Other shock pocket money stats unearthed show that London kids have it better early with kids in the south east getting paid 45 per cent more than the national average, with some hardcore parents also paying their kids bonus money for "performing well in sports" -- no doubt in the hope their kid might grow up to be a financially useful football prodigy, which could bail out dad's disastrous SIPP fund in future years.
Amid ongoing controversy over online political advertising, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) has unveiled an initiative to improve transparency in the space, including a PoliticalAd icon aimed at helping voters better understand the provenance of such messaging.The initiative launched today (May 22), building upon the DAA's YourAdChoices program, with the PoliticalAd icon (see image below) hyperlinking to the political advertiser’s name, contact information, contribution or expenditure records (when applicable), individual contacts, and other required disclosures.This adheres to rules laid down in newly issued guidance as part of the initiative which will be independently enforced by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) plus the Data & Marketing Association (DMA).Lou Mastria, executive director of the DAA, said the initiative was geared towards addressing issues raised by emerging technologies, which was exemplified when representatives of social media firms were hauled in front of Congress over election interference in the last 12 months.“Over the last several months, the DAA has facilitated an industry dialogue on the best ways to increase transparency around digital political advertising, and we were able to reach consensus on this common-sense approach built on accepted standards and proven tools,” said Mastria.“The PoliticalAd icon will give voters instant, easy access to information about the digital political ads they see, directly from the ads themselves.”
An international space station astronaut took a GoPro camera for a space walk last week, but forgot to bring any memory.“A question about the GoPro real quick,” asks astronaut Andrew Feustel in the video below.“I’m pushing the button I see a ‘no SD’.Do I need that to record?And if it is recording is there supposed to be a red light on?”Mission control responds “The GoPro.
The smart assistant is more than happy to spill some beans when asked about Apple's upcoming WWDC, including rumors about a new HomePod and a Siri voice change.You can test it out yourself by asking Siri "Tell me about WWDC."This should bring up a few juicy hints, which you can see below.The Siri hints were first noticed by Apple blog The Apple Post.Siri says that it'll get a "new home" that is "mesh and matte," which sounds a lot like a new version of Apple's HomePod smart speaker.There have been rumors about Apple releasing a cheaper version of HomePod, and perhaps that's what Siri is talking about.
In a speech in Macclesfield, Theresa May confirmed plans to invest in boosting the use of AI in healthcare, as well as the use of data to help early diagnosis of cancer and other diseases."Late diagnosis of otherwise treatable illnesses is one of the biggest causes of avoidable deaths," May said."The development of smart technologies to analyse great quantities of data quickly and with a higher degree of accuracy than is possible by human beings opens up a whole new field of medical research and gives us a new weapon in our armoury in the fight against disease."The announcement is part of the government's industrial strategy - which names "AI" and data as one of four grand challenges - but better use of the vast amount of data the NHS holds has long been a government dream.Efforts to date, however, have been fraught with issues, including creaky NHS IT systems and a lack of coherent funding for such work.Indeed, one of the central recommendations in think tank Reform’s January report on AI in the NHS was to improve the quality of NHS data and shift the service away from paper-based systems.
Apple recently cut the price of the USB-C to Lightning cable from $25 to $19.It's also the cord that unlocks a fast-charging option that can refill 50% of an iPhone 8 battery in 30 minutes.Apple recently dropped the price of one of its iPhone cords from $25 to $19, eagle-eyed Apple blog 9to5Mac spotted on Monday.Normally a cable price cut wouldn't be news, but this is one of the most important cords that Apple makes.On one side, it has a Lightning connector, which is how most people charge their phones.On the other side, it uses a USB-C connector, which is the next-generation port that you'll find on new MacBooks and late-model Android phones.
Bought yourself a HomePod yet?Amidst talk that sales aren't doing too well, we've heard rumors about a cheaper version hitting the market, and today there's some extra information about that cut-price HomePod – it's going to come with Beats branding.Remember that Apple acquired the Beats audio company back in 2014, though there's hardly been a deluge of Apple-and-Beats-branded kit in the meantime.The move could be a handy way of promoting the Beats label while giving HomePod smart speaker sales a much-needed boost at the same time.The new report comes from Sina in Asia (via 9to5Mac) and should be taken with a pinch of salt for the time being.It's certainly plausible that Apple would restyle its cheaper HomePod in this way, though it might cause a little confusion for prospective buyers.
Samsung har i åratal försökt göra narr av största konkurrenten Apple.Istället för att bara framhäva de egna telefonernas egenskaper har Samsung titt som tätt givit en känga till Iphones och försökt framställa Galaxy som det starkare alternativet – senaste i november i fjol.I en ny reklamfilm för Galaxy S9 fortsätter Samsung med temat och utnyttjar kontroversen kring Apples prestandasänkningar på enheter vars batterier tappat kapacitet.En Iphone 6-användare har problem med prestandan och en anställd i en Apple-butik säger avslutningsvis att prestandasänkningen kan inaktiveras, men att det kan leda till att telefonen oväntat stänger ned sig själv.Samsungs lösning är förstås att ”uppgradera till en Galaxy”.Tror ni att Samsung har rätt approach eller framstår det som småaktigt?
Den amerikanska investmentbanken Goldman Sachs spår att elfordonstillverkaren Tesla kan komma att behöva ytterligare 10 miljarder dollar i finansiering innan 2020.Under veckans tre första dagar har Teslas aktie fallit med närmare 5 procent till 286,5 dollar.Sedan toppnoteringen förra året har cirka en fjärdedel av företagets börsvärde försvunnit.Aktiens fall tycks ha spätts på av uppgifter om ett nytt planerat byggstopp för den haussade Model 3.Medan börsen fortfarande var öppen skrev nyhetsbyrån att tillverkningen av "folk-elbilen" Model 3 ska stoppas än en gång, i nästan en vecka, den 26–31 maj. Det sker visserligen för att effektivisera löpande bandet så att produktionen sedan ska kunna öka.Men på Wall Street väcker förseningarna oro och skepsis.
På den stora highend-mässan i München hittar man allt det senaste inom tung hifi.Under vårt besök såg vi naturligtvis massor av sprillans ny digitalteknik och trådlösa, nätverksanslutna apparater.Men det fanns också en del märken som hade valt helt andra och mer återblickande vägar.Sida vid sida med klass D-förstärkare på tusentals watt hittar man alltså single-ended triod-rörförstärkare med ensiffriga watt-siffror.Det verkar som nostalgi, men det gjorde LP-skivornas återkomst för ett par år sedan också.Och nu för tiden står det skivspelare hemma hos var och varannan musikälskare.
Yesterday's headphone deal was incredibly popular: Cheapskate readers scooped up over 1,100 of them in about two hours.If you missed out, or were hoping to score the same deal on the black version, head back to that post for some good news!Then maybe skip on down to the bonus deal.If, on the other hand, the coverage is spotty or the speed isn't what you think it should be, it might be time for a new router -- especially if yours is more than a few years old.They offer fast, blanket coverage of your entire domicile.Many mesh kits start at around $300, with some selling for as much as $500.
Researchers from the University of Washington have developed a fly-sized robot they think could be used to access places inaccessible to regular-sized drones.The RoboFly, which is only marginally heavier than a toothpick, can take off and land completely wirelessly.To do this, it uses tiny wings — rather than the more common propellers — to keep it airborne.While it can only launch itself off the ground a short distance at present, the team hopes to be able to improve the tiny robot’s aerial capabilities so that it can hover and fly about.“Our RoboFly is a wirelessly powered flapping-wing robot about the size of a real insect, complete with power electronics and computation,” Vikram Iyer, a doctoral student in the UW Department of Electrical Engineering, told Digital Trends.“The exciting thing here is that we demonstrate the first robot of this kind that can actually lift off without any wires.
DiDi has announced a range of measures to improve passenger safety, days after the ride hail platform suspended its intercity car-pooling service Hitch (顺风车) after the alleged murder of a passenger by her driver.As well as new features such as daily and per-trip facial recognition approval of drivers, Didi is consulting the public on the possibility of recording every single journey.The company took the Hitch product down for a week of “rectification” on May 11 following the gruesome murder of a young female passenger in Zhengzhou on May 6, apparently by her Hitch driver.The suspected killer has reportedly since been found dead.In a statement shared with TechNode, Didi has outlined several updates.Hitch will continue to be suspended between 10 pm and 6 am as the company evaluates night-time safety guarantees.
Sweden seems to have fallen a little behind when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence.Therefore, the government together with the innovation agency Vinnova and the private companies developed a national strategy to make Sweden one of the world's leading countries in AI-development.in Total, the government through the innovation agency Vinnova and the private companies to invest 10 billion dollars on AI development in the next ten years.the Nutritional and minister for innovation were appointed Mikael Damberg (S) says in a statement:"In the autumn, Vinnova go forward with a decade-long focus on AI at a total of one billion crowns.the Authority will account for 50 million annually, which will be matched by private co-financers."