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In the latest hearing to define the scope of the upcoming trial between self-driving technology rivals Waymo and Uber, District Judge William Alsup said Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the center of the affair, could be called to testify in court.But he also ruled that Uber and Waymo would be limited in the questions they would be able to ask him, knowing that he will likely continue to plead the Fifth.Levandowski is a former Google engineer who left the company to found his own autonomous trucking company, which was later acquired by Uber.In bringing the lawsuit, Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, claims that Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files related to its technology on his way out the door.Waymo further alleges that those trade secrets have made their way into Uber’s autonomous vehicle efforts.While Levandowski’s actions are at the center of the case, so far he has refused to answer questions by invoking his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
Finland
the government's crisis escalated on Wednesday, when the Swedish bourgeois opposition to claim three of the government key ministers resigned.the Swedish transport board the trans port styrelse of data leakage scandal burst, the government crisis in Sweden on Wednesday, in the middle of July summer holiday season.the Swedish bourgeois opposition is calling for a morning briefing in the vote of no confidence against three government social democrat minister.Bourgeois, according to the interior minister Anders Ygeman, defence minister Peter Hultqvist and infrastructure minister Anna Johansson should leave the government.according to them, the ministers had neglected their responsibility in a serious, Swedish security.the Government put on the spot, because it would be a vote of no confidence on the minority government of the day.
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Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.They then used computer simulation to determine how different scenarios -- no trees, bare trees, and trees in full leaf -- affect airflow and heat patterns around individual streets and houses."We found that removing all trees can increase wind speed by a factor of two, which would make a noticeable difference to someone walking down the street.For example, a 15 km/h wind speed is pleasant, whereas walking in 30 km/h wind is more challenging," said lead author Marco Giometto, who wrote the paper as a postdoctoral fellow in civil engineering at UBC.Trees also moderated the impact of wind pressure on buildings, particularly when it goes through small gaps in and between buildings.Using our model, we found that removing all the trees around buildings drove up the building's energy consumption by as much as 10 per cent in winter and 15 per cent in summer," said Giometto.
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As much of a hassle as it is for a rider who forgets something in an Uber car, the annoyance is double for the driver who has to waste time returning it…time that could otherwise be spent earning money, or at the least, not wasting gas due to someone’s simple mistake.Drivers have been vocal about this and Uber is finally listening.As a result, you’re going to have to pay from now on to get your forgotten items back.It’s easy to forget something in an Uber car, particularly if you take the driver up on their offer to plug your phone in to charge (or, you know, if you’re drunk).Up until now, getting your forgotten item back meant contacting the driver and arranging a pickup location and time for the driver to bring your item back.It’d be best in that situation to tip the driver for their time and gas, but not everyone does.
Sweden
Facebooks VD och grundare Mark Zuckerberg tog i helgen emot frågor från allmänheten via en Facebook Live-sändning samtidigt som han visade upp delar av sitt hem i Palo Alto, Kalifornien.När en tittare frågade vad Zuckerberg ansåg om Elon Musks uttalande förra veckan om att artificiell intelligens skulle kunna bli ett hot mot mänskligheten så svarade Zuckerberg att han tyckte att det var "ganska oansvarigt" att göra göra sådana uttalanden:"I have pretty strong opinions on this.And I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — I just, I don't understand it.It's really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible."Den rätt så frispråkige Musk verkar inte alls ha uppskattat den kommentaren och skriver på Twitter att han har diskuterat det här ämnet med Zuckerberg tidigare och anser att Zuckerbergs kunskaper på det här området är "begränsade".
Finland
volkswagen's supervisory board is due to meet on Wednesday a crisis meeting of the emerge of the cartel offences, told Automotive News.the EU's competition authority, told reporters on Saturday that he's investigating allegations the German auto giants about a possible cartel.Der Spiegel reported Friday that Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW would be agreed in cooperation with the components of price and diesel vehicles of the technology used.Der Spiegel says the cartel led to a joint decision, which the car manufacturers decide to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions-reducing adblue technology, the size to reduce the price.volkswagen's representative confirmed that an additional meeting will be held on Wednesday, but declined to give further details.the Newspaper allegations has however, been repealed by saying that nitrogen oxide emissions reduction is not only the adblue-technology-dependent.
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If you want to solve some real-world problems and design a cool product or algorithm, then having machine learning skills is not enough.You would need good working knowledge of data structures.The better it is, the easier time you’ll have when it comes time to code up.
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Imagine this: It’s early morning, and you’re sleeping alone in your bed.The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had strapped a tracking anklet on Jeffrey for good reason.(In case you’re wondering: We later shortened our family name to Gable.)As a graduate student, I sat in classes taught by B.F. Skinner, who is well known for his theories of behavior and the power of positive reinforcement.Our system had three basic components: a portable 27-megahertz AM transceiver with a timing circuit and battery pack; a Heathkit 27-MHz transceiver that could be placed outside apartment buildings or other fixed locations around downtown Cambridge; and a base station consisting of a World War II–era U.S. Navy radio receiver and a U.S. Army-surplus antenna rotator, a combination that sent signals to a control console and a large display screen in our office.At the time, the idea of tracking people in public places seemed entirely too Big Brotherish.
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The X370 chipset on the Republic of Gamers Crosshair VI Extreme provides the basis for this enthusiast class motherboard.As a board designed with overclocking in mind, the Crosshair VI Extreme features everything needed to get the maximum performance out of your AM4 socket CPUs.Asus' extravagant UEFI combined with their FanXpert 4 software adds all of the tools needed to fine tune for the optimum combination of cooling and performance.If water cooling is of interest, a header on the motherboard has been added to monitor monoblock temperatures, leak detection circuits, and coolant flow rates.A custom designed monoblock for the Crosshair VI Extreme will be available separately through a partnership with Bitspower.Even though this is targeted specifically towards enthusiasts, not everyone has the knowledge or time to tinker with their PC build for hours on end.
Sweden
The past week has large amounts of ether stolen in the two hacker attacks, writes Motherboard.At the beginning of the week stole the hackers equivalent of just over sek 60 million in the ether with the help of a simple trick, claiming the site.It should have been about investors who wanted to finance a new app, a traitor to send ether to the wrong address.According to the Motherboard it seems that a hacker took over a crowdfundingsajt, where it all would have been, and simply swapped out the real address for a fake.Read also: the Winklevoss-brothers: ”Bitcoin is the new gold”During the Wednesday it was time again, when over 260 million will have been stolen through a vulnerability in an ethereum client was used, writes Motherboard.
China
Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom had a key position to fill in early 2016.He needed someone to revamp the photo-sharing service he'd co-founded with Mike Krieger six years earlier.After keeping Instagram's executive ranks intentionally small, Systrom was putting together a team to help him overhaul the site, which Facebook had bought in 2012.As he searched for someone to help him implement his product ideas, Systrom asked a friend – venture capitalist Elizabeth Weil – to arrange a dinner.Kevin Weil had quit the university's doctoral degree programme in theoretical physics to start working at Twitter in 2009, when the social media service had just 40 employees.After seven years at Twitter, he had worked his way up to executive vice-president, overseeing all of the company's products, including its consumer-facing site, advertising products and the Vine and Periscope video tools.
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Flourishing its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup, Logitech on Monday launched its G413 mechanical gaming keyboard in India.The keyboard comes with Romer-G mechanical switches with key backlighting system.With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, these mechanical switches promises to offer 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keys, claims the company.On the design front, the Logitech G413 has brushed anodized aircraft-grade aluminum top case with elemental red backlighting.“We spent a lot of time carefully designing and engineering this keyboard to deliver advanced performance with just the right feature set, at the right price point,” said Ashok Jangra, Cluster Category Head - India & South West Asia.The keyboard also comes with USB passthrough port to provide power and data speed to any other USB device within its reach.
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Every time I read about the misdeeds of Silicon Valley's latest bad-boy leader—whether it's Uber's unscrupulous Travis Kalanick, pharma provocateur Martin Shkreli, or disgraced VC Justin Caldbeck—I wonder: Is this all William Shockley's fault?And more than any other individual, Shockley was the founding father of Silicon Valley.After leading the Nobel-winning team at Bell Labs that invented the transistor, Shockley gathered a platoon of young engineering hotshots and decamped for Palo Alto, CA, where he'd spent part of his youth and his mother still resided.But Shockley Semiconductor failed miserably, largely because its founder was the tech industry's original bad boss.Shockley was an archetypal mis-manager, driving his employees so crazy that they quit en masse after just one year and started their own company, Fairchild Semiconductor.But in his arrogance, his enthusiasms, and his blind spots, he prefigured some of the least appealing traits of today's tech bros.
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Anticipated new Overwatch hero Doomfist will join the Blizzard game's live servers on PS4, Xbox One and PC next Thursday (27 July) after a three week testing period in the game's public test realm (PTR) server on PC.Doomfist is Overwatch's 25th character and the fourth new addition since the game first launched just over a year ago.He's the game's eighth offensive character, and will be a popular pick over the next few weeks as players get to grips with how he plays.To mark the announcement of an official release date, the development team at Blizzard released a new dev diary video explaining more about the character's origins and design.Doomfist's name was first mentioned in Overwatch's announcement trailer, and has been a figure of great mystery and discussion ever since among the game's huge fan base.The character's abilities centre around the enormous gauntlet of his prosthetic right arm.
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Imagine taking selfies using an iPhone, only to notice one day that your self-portraits are consistently higher quality than they used to be.Perhaps you won’t know why, assuming your skills have improved.Per a newly published patent, it may in fact be Apple’s own software improving your selfies by subtly forcing you to take better shots.According to the details in this newly-awarded patent, Apple has its sights set on a new camera technology that can intelligently determine whether someone is going to take a low-quality selfie and prod them to make necessary adjustments by tweaking the preview image.The phone may, for example, crop the preview image in a way that forces the user to move their hand further away, reducing lens distortion.Cropping isn’t the only method the camera software may use; there’s also the possibility of changing the image’s scale, for example, shifting the image or even zooming it, all of this done in an effort to ‘coax’ the user into adjusting how they hold the phone.
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Back in May, Google revealed it was ditching its adorable blob emojis for a new, cleaner set of emojis in Android O, the next version of Google's mobile operating system coming later this year.On Monday, which happens to be World Emoji Day, Google celebrated by rubbing salt in the collective wounds of people who are still reeling from Google's decision to kill its adorable blobs.That tweet links to this Google blob post — I mean blog post — which is actually just a letter to Google's blobs telling them they need to go away for no clear reason.It's a very sad post, mainly because it didn't need to be written.Google is making a huge mistake by killing its blob emoji and replacing them with these safer, cookie-cutter emojis, which you can see below.Google has a lengthy Medium post on why it's shifting from blobs to more "consistent" emoji designs, but it's a really boring read and there's only one relevant paragraph, which is right here:
Finland
Atria has appointed a poultry business, as ceo of Sweden Juha Sarkkinen.Sarkkinen answer in his new role of Atria's Swedish poultry business reform and competitiveness development.office Sarkkinen start 1. September.Earlier, the Swedish poultry business as the ceo by Matts Margret, tell the Atria to ceo Juha Gröhn.the Swedish poultry business ceo change is to be Gröhnin to ensure, inter alia, the growth, development and access to markets more tightly closed.Previously, Sarkkinen has worked, inter alia, the business of leadership in Snellmannilla, We, HK Scan and Atria.
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Add that “S” prefix and things change drastically.Perhaps you dream of being an S-pedelic commuter: sleeping late, zipping to the office, and arriving with time to spare, your freshly pressed Thomas Pink unsullied by pit stains.The ST1 X frame is the same platform used on the company’s $10K model.That’s the point—the shape caters to comfort, performance, and shock absorption instead of some fantasy about what the Dark Night might ride through the streets of Gotham if he had to lower his carbon footprint.Even your grease-stained mechanic can remotely monitor the system status and peruse your service records to schedule maintenance.As this WIRED true crime story illustrates, the “Theft Mode” feature on the ST1 X is no marketing gimmick.
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Kansanedustaja ja yrittäjä Hjallis Harkimo haluaisi epäonnistuneillekin mahdollisuuden.Kansanedustaja Hjallis Harkimo haluaisi muistuttaa kuitenkin keskustelijoille, että yrittäjyys ei ole pelkästään ruusuista elämää."On hyvä, että markkinoidaan yrittämistä ja puhumme nuorista yrittäjistä, mutta ei se ole niin yksinkertaisesta.Nyt annetaan sellainen käsitys, että yrittäjäksi vain ruvetaan."Ihmisten pitää ymmärtää myös ne vaikeudet ja se nurja puoli.Yksi yrittäjyyden nurjimpia puolia on konkurssi, johon yrittäjät välillä ajautuvat.
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If you thought Facebook was running out of ways to help you bombard your friends' news feeds, think again.It appears that the social media giant is trying out a new feature for its mobile app that allows you to make your own GIFs, according to The Next Web.Found in the upper portion of the app's camera, the GIF maker seemingly allows for short, looping video that can be augmented with effects and captions.It appears the GIF-making feature is not available to all users at this time, suggesting those who currently have their hands on it either got it by accident or through the update rolling out very slowly.Additionally, it's suspected that Facebook's newest trick will roll out primarily to iOS devices before making its way to Android.We have contacted Facebook to learn more and will update this story as new details emerge.
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