Intel's large-capacity Optane is like the Ferrari of storage: It's super fast, it's cool and it's expensive.Also, it isn't for everyone yet.That was reiterated by Intel when it introduced its first large capacity SSD, the Optane SSD DC P4800X, last month.Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich has said that Optane could play a unique role in buffering chapters of video games so they load up quickly on PCs.Intel claims that Optane DC P4800X SSD's random writes are up to 10 times faster than conventional SSDs, while reads are around three times faster.Intel has said the P4800X is not meant for everyday applications or sequential tasks.
We have some great news everyone, as of June 15 any person travelling to an EU country from an EU country won’t have to pay roaming charges.Now while we’d normally suggest you pop open the champagne we’ve actually got some terrible news as well.You see in around 700 days none of this will mean anything to us because as of 2019 the United Kingdom is leaving the EU.So unless we can hammer out a deal that abolishes them for us individually, we’re going to be paying roaming fees again.It’s not all doom and gloom though, as you’ve probably already noticed many of our networks already offer either significantly reduced roaming fees or have abolished roaming fees entirely for many of our major holiday destinations including the EU and America.Of course with the exception of a few companies, free roaming comes as part of a premium monthly package, so if you’re on a pay-as-you-go SIM then the likelihood is that you’re going to have to wait and see whether Brexit really can deliver on all fronts.
Fintech platform Jucaicat receives USD 15 M for Series AJucaicatFounded in: 2014Financing status: RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) Series A round in 2017Jucaicat is a fintech platform that provides financing and lending services.The Shanghai company has 4 million users so far and cumulatively gained more than RMB 600million in revenue.Jucaicat founder Xue Liang used to work for Alipay and JD.com, and is a professional in financial business and technology.Now, the fintech startup has a team of more than 100 members who are mainly focusing on technology development.It has developed a risk management information system called TaiJi, which offer users precise information and services based on its big data.Jucaicat received its angel round financing led by Banyan Capital in 2014, and its Series A round from TIZA.Jucaicat will use this fund to enhance its risk management information system and expand its market share.Power bank rental startup Ankerbox receives millions in USD for Series AScreenshot from Jiediankeji.comAnkerboxFounded in: 2015Financing status: Close to RMB 100 million (USD 14.5 million) in 2017 Series A roundAnkerbox is a power bank rental startup that provides portable power banks in various places for users to rent.
Microsoft has been teasing Project Scorpio – it’s successor to the Xbox One – for quite some time, but now the company is gearing up to give us our best look at the console yet.That is, on the inside – Eurogamer says its Digital Foundry team will reveal Project Scorpio’s specs, following a tour of the product’s internals at Microsoft.The announcement is slated for 2PM UK /9AM ET on Thursday.To clear up the speculation: @digitalfoundry will have an exclusive Xbox Scorpio reveal on @eurogamer this Thursday at 2pm UK / 6am Pacific.— Eurogamer.net (@eurogamer) April 4, 2017So far, we know the device will be powerful enough to handle 4K gaming, and that it sports 6 teraflops of processing power (the PS4 Pro, by comparison, is 4.2 teraflops), but little else beyond that.
Telia has announced today that the operator's retail customers from april 11 can surf the web and making calls within the EU/EEA for the same prices as at home.the maximum Limit for data traffic, however, is the 20GB.If the boundary is crossed, customers can buy more surf for the same price as in Sweden.Telia also write that they increase the limit for the monthly data traffic, with ”50 per cent or more”.This applies to all subscriptions with over 1GB of data.the Operator's free surf on social media, whose legitimacy has been questioned by the national Post and telecom agency, also applies in the EU/EEA from april 11.
Map Maker was a Wikipedia-style Map editing service that launched in 2008.The site created a sandbox version of Google Maps and gave users powerful editing tools, allowing them to build roads, terrain, landmarks, and buildings from scratch.While Google notes that it has "started to graduate functionality from Map Maker to Google Maps on both desktop and mobile," for now there is a huge functionality gap between Google Maps and Map Maker.Maps has several "editing" features to change existing content but none of the "build it from scratch" features of Map Maker.While the map creation tools were great for new construction and creating more detailed maps, Map Maker was most valuable in countries that didn't have great maps to begin with.It seems "Mapping the rest of the world" was the primary purpose of Map Maker.
A team from the Netherlands has discovered a link between workplace exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-MFs) and a doubling of your risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - or Lou Gehrig's disease.These extremely low frequency fields can commonly be found in radio navigation, military communications and electricity networks.ALS is a neurological disease, characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.There is currently no cure, and those affected usually die within a few years of diagnosis.Previous research has suggested that ALS might be linked to workplace exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields, electric shocks, solvents, metals, and pesticides.But flaws in the study design and/or methods of these studies have undermined the strength of the associations found.
The government is keen on having some of the same riches that London hoovers up via its congestion charge scheme, and is considering introducing the idea of forcing commercial drivers and some car owners to pay to drive through the middle bits of towns and cities to 35 locations across the country.The proposal would ask councils to perhaps even consider banning diesel cars and vehicles from the most polluted areas at peak times, or in a move that'll have local councillors' pupils morphing into pound signs, start charging them as much as £20 a day to enter the centre of towns and cities that struggle to meet clean air targets.It's all actually to cut down exposure to diesel fumes, of course, with The Times saying that environment secretary Andrea Leadsom is preparing to demand that local councils act to limit exposure to nitrous oxide output and potentially harmful particulate matter spewed out of the worst old motors.This would be done by creating "clean air zones" inside urban pollution hotspots, monitored by cameras to keep older, more polluting vehicles out unless they pay for the privilege.This is probably also being done to stop the EU hitting us with a massive fine.
Large and medium-sized canvases in varying stages of completion covered most of the wall space in the studio, a long, windowless room that was once an auto-body shop, and the floor was a palimpsest of rags, used paper palettes, brushes, metal tubs filled with defunct tubes of Old Holland oil paint, colored pencils and broken charcoal sticks, cans of solvent, spavined art books, pages torn from magazines, bundled work clothes stiff with paint, paper towels, a prelapsarian boom box, empty Roach Motel cartons, and other debris.“It was like a disaster you can’t look away from.” When I asked if the rise of Donald Trump might invade her new work, she thought for a moment, and said, “I want to make a painting about shame.“Every time that idea comes up, I decide I should give it more thought,” she said, laughing.Anyway, right now it’s shame and bugs.” Somewhat hesitantly, she also said that she had been thinking a lot about Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old whose abduction, torture, and murder by white Mississippi racists in 1955 kept coming up in news stories about the killings of Trayvon Martin and other African-American boys.“She emerged at a moment when the Internet was just beginning to affect how we experience images, and she anticipated what’s going on now,” Iles said.It’s an old theme, but I thought it could be experienced in a contemporary way.”
I discovered this about an hour ago and watched as my fiancee frantically ran to stream it and we watched it twice.Definitely stoked for the new season, I feel this episode is a strong start!
Among Babbel's workforce are 32 Brits who are somewhat concerned about their future in Germany as a result of Brexit, according toSpeaking to Business Insider at Babbel's office in Mitte, central Berlin, Witte said "at first they were very scared" before going on to add that they're slightly less concerned now that they know it will take a while for the impacts of Brexit to be realised.
The Dimnie malware avoids detection by concealing its communications as it looks to steal data and passwords used by developers on GitHubResearchers have discovered malware targeting developers using the GitHub repository in a targeted campaign that seeks to steal information and passwords.The campaign, to which computer security researchers Palo Alto Networks were first alerted in January, puts individual developers at risk, and could also indicate that attackers are looking to manipulate software projects.While the attackers user typical email phishing tactics to infect targets, the malware is unusual in that it appears to have been around since at least early 2014, but has avoided coming to the attention of researchers until now, Palo Alto said.That’s in part because it previously targeted only Russian-speaking individuals, and is also due to its use of tactics that disguise its communications to avoid detection.“During its lifespan, it appears to have undergone few changes and its stealthy command and control methods combined with a previously Russian focused target base has allowed it to fly under the radar up until this most recent campaign,” Palo Alto said in an advisory.
Time will tell if Microsoft's browser is less ez2pwnSecurity watchers have reacted positively to recently announced improvements to Microsoft's Edge browser, which had earned an unenviable reputation for easy pwnage.Redmond is reducing its exposure to malicious exploits by improving Edge's sandboxing technology.Further features have been added to existing technologies like ACG (Arbitrary Code Guard) and CIG (Code Integrity Guard) to prevent remote code execution.The improved defences are designed to better guard against so-called drive-by download attacks."We will continue to invest in both RCE and sandbox mitigations for Microsoft Edge," said senior program manager Crispin Cowan.
Google is expanding support for rich cards globally.Yesterday, Google updated the blog post that originally announced this feature back in May 2016.In this update, Google said rich cards are now available globally.Originally, rich cards launched in the US just for movie and recipe websites.That has expanded over the months, both in terms the types of websites that are supported and what geographic versions of Google search support it.Now, rich cards are fully supported globally.
A common sight at weddings, outdoor BBQs, and house parties, Fujifilm's Instax Mini instant cameras are insanely popular, and the line of portable, print-as-you-shoot snappers are getting a refresh next month.The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 sports a few new features and colors that should help the camera fit right in at any exciting get-together.The new shades include Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue, and Lime Green, while Cobalt Blue and Smoky White variants launch later this summer.In addition to keeping the tradition of instant film alive, the Mini 9 adds a selfie mirror near the iris to help you get the perfect angle, as well as a closeup-ready lens and a high-key mode for brighter photos — ensuring you spend more of that precious, finite film on good memories than wasted, botched shots.The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 hits the US and Canada in April to the tune of US$70/CAD$100.The Mini 9 is compatible with all Fujifilm Instax Mini film refills, to include the company's newly released monochrome instant film.
Svenska mjukvarubolaget Palette Software, vars produkter används i processen från inköp till betalning, byter vd.Många företag vill automatisera sina administrativa processer, och Palette är väl positionerade att möta den ökade efterfrågan för lösningar inom inköp till betalning, säger Johan Harrysson.Men han lämnar inte bolaget helt utan kommer att fortsätta som styrelsemedlem framöver.Vi är övertygade om att Johan Harrysson är rätt person för tjänsten, han har en väl dokumenterad erfarenhet inom internationell affärsutveckling från andra mjukvaruföretag, och specifikt inom saas och automation software, kommenterar styrelseordförande Anders Ingeström utnämningen.Byter Brightstar mot Enfo IntegrationEfter köpet av E-man vill Enfo satsa mer på systemintegration.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen the seemingly ubiquitous native ad that’s been running since October with some variation of the headline, “Meet the two MIT grads that have disrupted the auto insurance industry” over a photo of two fresh-faced young women.The headline directs to a performance ad for a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, EverQuote, that makes money by generating leads for car insurance companies.Content ad network Taboola has had the ad in heavy rotation.We tracked down the women in the ad, who are not actors or stock models but Laura Zhang (she’s the one on the left, with the ponytail) and Denise Tang, both 24 and quantitative SEO analysts at EverQuote.(A company rep said EverQuote was phasing out versions with headlines that contained the word “two” because they caused confusion by suggesting the women actually started the company.)The actual founders also are MIT grads, by the way (apparently many of MIT’s best and brightest go into direct-response marketing).
A missing 15-year-old Chicago girl who was reportedly sexually assaulted by several attackers in a Facebook Live recording has been found, her uncle confirmed to reporters.The high school freshmen went missing on Sunday (19 March) and was finally reunited with her mother on Tuesday (21 March), authorities said.The girl had spent Saturday (18 March) with her uncle, Reginald King, before she went missing, he said.King told The Chicago Tribune that the next time he saw his niece was on the Facebook Live video, when she was being gang-raped."She was heinously raped, beaten and abused and assaulted on tape — on Facebook Live.No human being deserves for that to happen to them" King told ABC 7 Chicago.
This morning the folks at Niantic responsible for developing Pokemon GO have made one big change to Evolution Items.Also known as “Special Items” in the game, Evolution Items are a series of special items that only drop very rarely in the game from Pokestops.Or at least they were very rare in the past.Now they’ll be dropping one whole heck of a lot more commonly – at least for the time being.The update comes as a sort of footnote to the rest of the updates that are in the mix as of this morning.The rest of the updates – or at least the biggest update – has to do with the Water Festival that’s happening later today.
Today, we're going back three decades to 1987, when Maggie Thatcher was re-elected, British Airways was privatised, and that immortal Rick Astley song hit the airwaves for the first time.Back then, of course, Never Gonna Give You Up wasn't a meme, it was just a catchy pop song by an unsexy ginger guy (the Ed Sheeran of his day).However, it wasn't until a full 20 years later, in 2007, that Rickrolling began on 4Chan and quickly spread to the rest of the internet.Never Gonna Give You Up turns 30 this July, and is often spotted discussing house prices in its local wine bar.8-bit stereo sound, RISC OS (well, if you paid for the upgrade), BBC BASIC, a three-button mouse, a whopping 256 colours on the monitor...!We watched Sylvester McCoy regenerate into Sylvester McCoy