ClassPass to launch in Asia for the first time (Singapore/US).The New York-based fitness booking app will launch in Singapore in the lead up to the city-state’s National Day on 9 August.The Temasek-backed company was founded in 2013 and has a network of 10,000 studio, gym, and wellness partners in over 50 cities worldwide.ClassPass relies on a monthly flat-rate subscription fee model to charge users for access to fitness classes.EOS’s Block.one gets billionaire, Bitmain as investors in latest funding round (Hong Kong).Block.one, the company behind Ethereum competitor EOS, received the funds from investors including high-profile venture capitalist Peter Thiel and cryptocurrency mining firm Bitmain.
Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch its next flagship, the Galaxy S10, in three different sizes in 2019.It’s been offering two sizes of its high-end handset for the past few generations.But Business Insider cited TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as predicting that the Korean giant will attempt to match Apple by launching three variants of the S10, similar to the next iPhone lineup.Kuo noted that we’ll likely see the S10 come in 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.4-inch versions.The larger two are slated to get an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader, bucking the trend of placing the sensor on the rear panel to accommodate the Galaxy’s Infinity Display from its past two generations.The smallest model, meanwhile, will get a fingerprint reader on the side.
Smartphones are getting more powerful and more stylish but the one thing that they don’t seem to be getting better at is battery life.Having a large battery or even day-long battery life seems almost antithetical to modern high-end smartphones and their slim designs.For long-lasting power, consumers will have to turn to smartphones less covered, like the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Max 3 whose secrets have all but been revealed by this latest leak.The Mi Max 3 will be Xiaomi’s battery king, with a whopping 5,500 mAh battery.Of course, it does come with a bit of a compromise in the 6.9-inch screen size.Thankfully, modern smartphone design means that screen size doesn’t necessarily mean phone size.
Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer's giant 36-hour sale, starts at noon PT (3 p.m.There will be over a million items on sale during that time, so we're gearing up for curating the best of the best in each category.We'll be compiling the most notable bargains on smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearables here.Fitbit Alta HR ($90): The Alta HR is the best all-around fitness tracker for most people and an incredible deal at $60 off.The Alta HR has a slim and stylish design with 7-day battery life, and all-day fitness and heart rate tracking capabilities.Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band ($182): The X40 fitness tracker is for golfers interested in a device that can be worn both on and off the course.
News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild cognitive impairment flung the little-known clinical tool into public focus.Others snickered over the test’s seemingly straightforward components, such as asking test takers to correctly draw times on a clock and identify animals.And most importantly, they pointed out that several studies have suggested that such publicity may make the MoCA less reliable for detecting early stages of cognitive decline or dementia in test takers.Essentially, seeing or taking the test allows takers to learn the questions—and the answers—resulting in artificially improved scores.This could potentially obscure signs of early cognitive decline in common clinical assessments that rely on the tool, they warn.“The presence of a learning effect could result in decreased sensitivity, eroding the MoCA’s chief usefulness in identifying patients with mild cognitive impairment,” they write.
Perhaps one of the most surprising parts of Monday's jaw-dropping joint press conference between United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is that it compelled a Democratic and a Republican member of Congress to admit, in front of a room full of press and international lawmakers, that they actually agree with each other.Sitting side by side at a summit held by the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, Democratic senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Republican senator Marco Rubio of Florida both cast President Trump's appearance in Helsinki as a major setback in the fight against Russian interference in elections around the world.Just hours before, President Trump had stood beside Putin in Helsinki and expressed doubts about Russia's role in interfering with the US election in 2016, despite the fact that the US Department of Justice issued an indictment against a dozen Russian intelligence agents last week."The intelligence community has assembled probably an unparalleled amount of evidence."In the indictment of 12 Russian operatives issued Friday afternoon, the DOJ exhibited a deep and detailed understanding of how exactly Russian actors hacked into the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the private emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, and the election infrastructure of states across the country.The indictment describes the hackers' activities down to the screen names they used and the precise time stamp of their actions.
Poised to celebrate World Emoji Day on July 17, Apple has released previews of the next 70 emoji coming to iPhone, iPad, Macs, and Apple Watch with a free software update.These update include a number of human emoji, along with a handful of animal and food emoji.Among the new batch, Apple plans to finally, finally add redheads to the roster of human emoji, along with bald heads, grey hair and curly hair — so it’s quite an update for hair (or lack thereof).These hair updates come in the full range of skin tones as well.Emoji face updates include a freezing face, a pleading face, and a party hat with a noisemaker.There will also be a number of food emoji, including lettuce, cupcakes, mangos, and moon cakes.
Not enough for a proper atomic weapon but the right stuff for a dirty bombAnalysis While staying at a Marriott hotel in San Antonio, Texas, US government staffers left nuclear material, recovered from a non-profit research lab, in a rented SUV overnight.A year and a half after the March 2017 theft, and the carcinogenic material – which could be used to create a dirty bomb if there was a sufficient amount of the stuff – is still missing.Based on 2012 figures cited in a report into the blunder, produced by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), there's something like six tons of MUF in the wild.Most, we're assured, is believed to be trapped in nuclear processing machinery or the result of inaccurate record keeping.The cockup was disclosed on Monday by the CPI in its aforementioned report, which pieced together details about the theft through a freedom of information act request based on a summary of the gaffe in an internal Department of Energy report.
Arby’s has built a strong reputation among some of the nerdier niches of the internet thanks to its meticulously well crafted pieces of art, made entirely from packaging and food, that anchor both the chain’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.Recently, the brand decided to push itself to new heights—7 feet and 8 inches, to be exact.At Anime Expo in Los Angeles earlier this month, Arby’s partnered with Volpin Props to create a life-size replica of Nightmare, a long-running character in the Soulcalibur video game series.The final creation was displayed at the expo by Arby’s and Bandai Namco, creator of the upcoming Soulcalibur 6.The creation required the use of 500 boxes, totaling 1,700 square feet of cardboard.Fans were invited to help finish the creation by adding strips of foil to form the character’s cape over the course of the festival.
California Filtration Specialists has signed a patent license agreement with a U.S. Navy laboratory for water treatment technologies that remove toxic metals from stormwater runoff before they contaminate streams, lakes, and harbor bays.The certified, women-owned business in San Diego has 24 employees who specialize in low-cost, high-tech solutions for stormwater management in California, Arizona, and Nevada.The agreement, which includes undisclosed financial terms, was finalized in late June and allows the company to begin commercial offering of a patented biofilter and absorbent chamber technology that removes metals from stormwater runoff, e.g., copper, mercury, and zinc, below permitted concentrations.The filtering technologies were developed by a research team at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Port Hueneme, and installed at the metal polishing yard at Naval Base Point Loma's recycling center.The system, which is installed underground, costs approximately $20,000 per acre of watershed, a massive savings compared to the $57,000 per acre for the previously installed commercial technology, according to the Navy.The company plans to use the licensed invention at a variety of its customer's industrial facilities, particularly those that fall under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements.
Comcast won't raises its offer for Fox to counter Disney's $71.3 billion agreement, according to CNBC.Comcast will reportedly focus on its pursuit of UK's Sky television instead.Last week, Comcast raised its offer for Sky to $34 billion.21st Century Fox, home to popular franchises like X Men, Deadpool, Ice Age and The Simpsons, agreed to Disney's bid for $71.3 billion earlier in June, rejecting Comcast's $65 billion offer.Comcast bid on Sky television against Fox around the same time.Fox reportedly topped Comcast's offer in July at $32 billion.
When Amazon decided to invent a new holiday, we wondered if it would become the next thing in online shopping.Three years later, the answer is obviously yes.Coresight Research projects that Prime Day 2018, which begins this afternoon and spans 36 hours, will result in $3.4 billion in sales, a 40% increase over last year.Michelle Skupin, the company’s Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications, adds that those retailers with Prime Day deals experience a 30% increase in traffic from RetailMeNot.Those who don’t participate have 4% less traffic than any other day in July.As it becomes bigger, Prime Day has strong potential to shift the shopping season a few weeks earlier.
Organizations have evolved to demand agile, elastic capabilities whether application workloads are deployed in public clouds, private clouds, or in on-premises data centers.The server infrastructure has also evolved to meet those needs using virtualization and cloud technologies, which provide for flexible resource allocation.Networking technologies have not always kept up to date with these changes, continuing to rely on physical appliances to deliver network services such as application delivery controllers (ADCs).The Pulse Secure vADC solution meets those challenges by providing a software based, cloud-ready solution, referred to as ADC-as-a-service.Based on interviews with enterprise and service provider IT organizations, it is clear that new technologies are required in the ADC space.By leveraging a software-based, cloud-ready ADCaaS approach with high levels of automation, organizations have been able to provide impressive ROIs (typically six months) and significantly improve business processes, dramatically reducing the time to install and provision new services.
We though Rolls Royce, maker of very important and complicated real things that lives depend upon, would know better than this, but no.It has decided to generate a bit of publicity for itself by telling serious flight industry enthusiasts at the Farnborough Airshow that it is developing a system that'll be used in flying taxis by the early 2020s.You're more likely to see sausages flying home from the supermarket using bacon as wings.Despite the obvious regulatory problems in making massive lumps of metal fly through and land in and around places people go, Rolls says there's enough impetus and money out there for it to get to work on designing an "electric vertical take-off and landing" system for landing rich people on their boats and then taking them home again on Sunday evening.This fantasy scenario includes the dream that vehicles powered by Rolls's EVTOL powerline could reach speeds of up to 250mph, should, that is, they ever move from on-paper pretend land to final product that councils say is fine.Feel free to bookmark this page and come back to it in 2025, when the only way taxis will be any better is after the new anti-free-speech laws have banned drivers from talking to passengers and stopped them putting local radio on.
Finding the best deals by trawling through endless pages on Amazon's website can be a pain, and because we're so kind to you, dear reader, we've done the hard work for you.Below we've picked out what we think are the best Amazon Prime Day tech deals, handily separated into categories.Leave a comment, and we'll add it to the list.40% off Fire 7 Tablet - was £50, now £3049% off Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet - was £100, now £6038% off Fire HD 8 - was £80, now £50
Customers are asking for information instantly, even data delivery has to be instant as Manish Gupta from Redis Labs explains.We are at a time in our evolution where instant is everything.The efficiency with which you can deal with data, the intelligence that you can apply to the data, and the speed with which you can represent, and predict what you can deliver to the end customer is the difference between winning and losing.Many applications are still SOA-based and to meet today’s ‘speed of service’ the architectural mindset has changed, with microservices architecture gaining in popularity.A microservice architecture delivers greater agility in application development and simpler codebases.Once developed, updates and the scaling of individual services can be achieved in isolation.
Amazon has halved the price of its Alexa-powered Echo Show smart speaker with screen, as the company kicks off its massive Amazon Prime Day sale.We knew we’d see Amazon device price drops for Prime Day, and this is a solid gold bargain.The Amazon Echo Show usually costs £199.99, but the price has been slashed to £99.99 for Prime subscribers.This was Amazon’s first Alexa home device with a screen.It displays lyrics when used with Amazon Music, lets you video chat with your nearest and dearest, and streams movies from Amazon Prime Video.Amazon's screen-equipped Echo Show not only offers hands-free voice-activated AI audio help, but also pairs it up with onscreen visual support and video streaming.
Robotics firm Cyberdyne launches US$82 million AI, healthcare fund (Japan).The fund will invest in healthcare and “cybernics”, an emerging area of research at the intersection of neuroscience, robotics, and systems engineering.Partners of the fund include Daiwa House Industry, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Daido Life Insurance, Mizuho Bank, and Mizuho Capital.Snowball Finance nets US$120 million for its series D financing round (China).The social investment and financial information platform – also known as Xueqiu – has secured Alibaba’s Ant Financial as a new strategic investor as a result of the funding.This is the largest financing round for the firm to date – it raised US$53.1 million for its previous three rounds combined.
Most Brits think ads for “fibre” broadband ought to mean “fibre to the premises” and not “fibre to the cabinet”, according to a survey sponsored by a FTTP company.Two-thirds of 3,400 Britons surveyed by a company called Censuswide, on behalf of Cityfibre, said they think the word “fibre” in ads for broadband connections should be clearly defined as meaning fibre optic cables running right to the home.At the moment it is legal for ISPs to advertise “fibre” connections when they actually mean fibre cables that terminate at the local cabinet – with the last few hundred yards being served over a copper phone line.These so-called “hybrid” connections are what the vast majority of ISPs actually serve up as “fibre” connections, according to Cityfibre.The company’s USP is FTTP connections.“Almost a quarter (24 per cent) think they already have fibre cables running all the way to their home (fibre-to-the-premises), despite this only being available to three per cent of UK properties,” gasped Cityfibre in a statement.
Only one month after ride-hailing platform Didi resumed its Hitch service during night time after a murder of a female passenger by its driver led to its suspension, another assault has rocked the company’s reputation.Police in Huai’an city in Jiangsu province have arrested a driver named Liu for the suspected rape of a female passenger, local media is reporting.Didi has responded TechNode with a statement saying that the company is in touch with all the parties involved and has provided the police with information on the suspect’s rides and history which was used in the case.Didi also said that the detection rate of criminal offenses on the platform is one hundred percent.After verification, Liu’s registration certificate information was revealed as true and accurate.There was no record of complaints and no violent criminal record.