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NASA just announced that it s given the Curiosity rover the power to fire its laser at targets of its choice.You fools, you ve killed us all.The purpose of the laser is to zap rocks to analyse their chemical composition, and definitely not for the rover to slowly gain sentience and marshal a standing army of laser-bearing robots with which to reverse-colonise Earth.Why would you even think that?Previously, the process for these chemical analyses involved NASA scientists hand-selecting every site that Curiosity would analyse with its laser and triggering the command themselves.That will still be the way many of Curiosity s laser targets are chosen.
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Filip Engelbert and Jonas Nordlander, founder of Avito. After Klarna-founder Niklas Adalbert and Evolution Gaming founder Jens von Bahr offers now two more tech billionaires to grips with making the world a better place. Avito-founder Jonas Nordlander and Filip Engelbert got loose about 1.4 billion when they recently sold part of his life's work. Now they are on track to start the respective foundation, which will make investments in public utilities companies, reports Breakit. The idea is to invest in companies that we think are important, and we want to support. There is no capitalist driving force behind investment for us, says Jonas Nordlander to Breakit.
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Artillery shells, mines, and other ordnance still litter Cambodia, years after the Vietnam War and the fall of the Khmer Rouge.Eerie Photos Trace the Strange History of NukesVisit the Playgrounds Where the Dutch Prep for DisastersThe Young Women Who Hunt South Africa s Poachers—UnarmedThat task is left to the 11 men of an elite salvage diving team that braves the country s fast-flowing rivers and murky lakes, retrieving bombs dropped decades ago.British photographer Charles Fox has spent three years following the team for his ongoing series Dark Water.
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MoreA man cleans a Daimler Smart car in a showroom in Jakarta September 19, 2011.LONDON Reuters - As Internet-connected and, eventually, driverless vehicles roll off production lines, traditional motor insurers need to adapt to ward off competition from car manufacturers.Insurers have struggled for years to make a profit from motor insurance due to intense competition and a rising tide of fraudulent claims.Japan's Toyota Motor Corp and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, for example, are planning to jointly develop car insurance based on a driver's habits."Insurance is in the stone ages, while people are circling Mars in spaceships in other industries," said Mark Wilson, chief executive of British insurer Aviva.It has opened a digital hub to generate new product ideas and make them more accessible via tablet and smartphone in London's trendy Hoxton area, home to many tech firms.
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Some pretty impressive stunts have been broadcast using 360-degree cameras, but on July 28, they ll offer an unprecedented look inside the operating room by filming what s believed to be the first surgery broadcast live to the public using 360 technology.The hernia surgery conducted by Dr. Sharin Towfigh at the 90210 Surgery Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, will be broadcast live on Giblib, an educational platform dedicated to sharing lectures and videos between surgeons, surgical staff and students.The live broadcast will start at 11 a.m. PST on July 28.The event will be broadcast via a 360fly 4K, a small consumer virtual reality camera from a Los Angeles startup, with tech from Livit enabling the live broadcast.Viewers will be able to swipe or click around the operating room to check out different perspectives as the surgery is being performed live.This live-streaming technique gives viewers the best perspective because you can see the surgeon, patient, and staff all at once, said Towfigh, the only surgeon on the West Coast dedicated to abdominal wall hernias.
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As Reg news team snare art desk menacing CharizardSuspicions are rising that Pokemon Go is some sort of massive Darwinian experiment, after HM Coastguard was forced to warn the UK populace about the dangers of attempting to capture waterborne varieties of the non-existence pocket monsters.The coastguard said that early this morning, it was was called to investigate reports of a group of twenty youths taking a rowing boat without permission, to chase a Pokémon across New Brighton marine lake.By the time authorities arrived, the youths, and the virtual beast, had both disappeared, with the abandoned rowing boat adrift in the middle of the marina.Presumably both Pokemon and youths escaped safely.Senior Coastal Operations Officer, Danny Jamson said: "We know that many people are enjoying Pokémon GO across the UK and we wouldn t want to spoil that fun.
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Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn t make it?The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to unload the tickets… but how much should you charge?Ticketing startup SeatGeek has launched a new way to help you figure it out.In a way, SeatGeek has been offering this since last fall, when it launched a marketplace for users to sell and transfer their tickets — the marketplace would even recommend a price, one where the ticket could be sold relatively quickly without leaving too much money on the table.Now, the company has released a standalone price recommendation feature.So even if you re not selling your tickets on SeatGeek, you can see how much you might be able to charge for them.
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EMC Corp. EMC -0.04 % on Monday reported positive second-quarter results as it prepared for a shareholder vote on its acquisition by privately held Dell Inc. in the largest technology merger in history.Shareholders will meet Tuesday at EMC s headquarters to vote on Dell s $60 billion offer.They re pretty far along in the process, and it does not look like there s anything that could derail the deal, said Abhey Lamba, managing director with Mizuho Securities USA Inc.Dell, a leading maker of PCs and servers, is battling persistent declines in computer sales as users turn to mobile devices and other newer form factors.The vast majority of Dell s and EMC s revenue comes from sales of servers and storage equipment.These segments are under relentless pressure as corporate customers become less interested in running equipment in their own data centers and turn to cloud service providers.
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More Charts   Netflix started as a DVD-rental-by-mail service.It drove physical rental chains like Blockbuster out of business.Then it began to focus more heavily on streaming online video, and in 2012 began commissioning original shows.These original shows are the key to Netflix's future, CEO Reed Hastings has repeatedly said, and Netflix is pouring major resources into them.That drive seems to be paying off.As this chart from Statista shows, in 2016, Netflix passed the three major networks in primetime Emmy nominations, and trailed only slightly behind FX.Only HBO, which has long been known for top-rated TV series, scored ahead of Netflix.
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Mobile car dealership Tred is expanding to Portland, Oregon, as the 10-person company aims to bring its services to more potential users around the county.Tred offers a middleman service to people looking to buy and sell vehicles without having to deal with a traditional auto dealership.While that concept alone is currently in existence on Craigslist or eBay Motors, Tred provides customer and technology support, serving as its value proposition.The start-up previously operated solely in Seattle, Washington, where it graduated from the Techstars Seattle accelerator in 2012.The company has changed its model multiple times since its founding, acting initially as a partner to dealerships to allow customers to conduct test drives from their homes, GeekWire reports.The start-up eventually moved to become a P2P marketplace for cars, buying and selling vehicles.
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This is 2016, we re living in the future.Of course it doesn t.BowFlex has been showing off it ST560 Smart Dumbbells for a couple of years now, and, much to the chagrin of my poor, poor FedEx delivery guy, the things finally started shipping this year – and, for the record, are extremely unpleasant to lug around in 95-degree New York City humidity.Inside, things are decidedly more pleasant.Here we can sweat on purpose, in tightly controlled reps monitored and logged by the home fitness company s 3DT mobile app iOS or Android , registering a jaunty chime for every completed lift.This is due in no small part to the weight adjustment feature, allowing each one to hold anywhere between five to 60 pounds.
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View photosMoreA Kuka technician programs a robot arm of German industrial robot maker Kuka at the company's stand during the Hannover Fair in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016.HONG KONG Reuters - China's Midea Group Co Ltd said acceptances received in its 4.5 billion euro $5 billion takeover offer for Germany's Kuka as of 1600 GMT on Thursday would lift its holding in the robotics firm to 76.38 percent.In a filing in Shenzhen, the home appliance maker said Kuka shareholders had tendered 25.01 million shares in response to the offer by that time, or about 62.88 percent of the issued share capital.Midea launched the offer in May.Together with the 13.51 percent stake already owned by Midea, the Chinese firm would hold a total of 76.38 percent of Kuka.The takeover offer will expire at 2200 GMT on Friday.
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Ramasamy, speaking about digital health and big data opportunities in the region at the Building Healthcare Middle East conference in Dubai, raised an issue that is felt globally: how best to leverage the data that is being generated.From patient feedback on their hospital experience and blood test results on cancer patients, to data on a user s Fitbit, information is being scooped up by the healthcare industry constantly.When hospitals start combining multiple data sources like medicine data, treatment data, geographic patient data, social data of patients, data on doctors and in the future even genome data, the result is a lot better, says Mark van Rijmenam, founder of Datafloq, a Netherlands-based matchmaker of data scientists and industry stakeholders.Dr. Aaron Han, AHD s acting chief medical officer, says the challenge is the amount of data.For example, in the UAE and wider MENA region Han says this could include data sets around diabetes and obesity.Ver2 Digital Medicine CEO Brian de Francesca believes rubbish data is the biggest problem with big data in healthcare lies at the moment.
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What is this stuff, you know? Anyone know what this little järnställlningen used for? Give notice in Ny Teknik readers question. In our summer cabin we had 110 years, I found this gadget. It is only about 10 cm high. Someone who can help identify what it had to function?
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Have an Affair is becoming Find Your Moment.Nearly one year after Ashley Madison fell victim to a massive hack and saw the names of close to 37 million users ― as well as personal information about them ― leaked on the internet, the site once dedicated to helping people cheat on their spouses is attempting to change its stripes.The site s original tagline, Life is Short.Have an Affair, has been dumped in favor of a less in-your-face approach that encourages users to Find Your Moment.Our old slogan was a limiting label that s out-dated and doesn t speak to the wide variety of connections people find on Ashley Madison, Rob Segal, CEO of the site s parent company, told CNN Money.A new series of ads further promotes Ashley Madison s claim that they are no longer only?
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A whole load of appropriately grainy leaked pictures of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been uploaded to Weibo, showing off a handset that looks like it could be the Galaxy S7 Edge s dad.Unless, of course, the person holding it s got really small hands.Samsung this week sent out invitations for its August 2nd launch event 4pm UK time , confirming the phone s name in the process.A curved-screen model is definitely on its way, but we re not entirely sure if there s a flat version coming too.The company hasn t spilled all the beans yet of course, but reports suggest the smartphone will be a 5.7-incher, with a QHD display, 64GB of expandable storage and a 12-megapixel dual camera setup.It's likely to be extremely expensive though, and we ve heard very little so far about improvements to the S Pen.
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Just take a deep breath and sift through all the scares. The reports on new security threats and risks of IT use are frequent. It is of course well informed about the risks of IT and the merits of reports on security issues. Yesterday, Wednesday, is a good example. Check Point says that it was created by a bunch cybergangstrar linked to the company Yingmob in China and generates 300,000 dollars, about 2.6 million in fraudulent advertising revenue each month. Security hole discovered by security expert Nicolas Beauchesne on Vectra Networks.
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Through the years when asked to describe the major difference between A players superior and B/C players average salespeople in one word.Mistakes sellers make stem from impatience.Once goals or problems are shared, many sellers immediately try to rescue buyers by telling them the solution, a phenomenon we call premature elaboration.Buyers aren t ready to be rescued until they and the seller understand the shortcomings of how things are done now, before introducing the offering.Taking a step back, if buyers knew why desired business outcomes couldn t be achieved, they would try to address them without help from salespeople.The hurt amounts to asking questions to help buyers understand what s broken in the way they currently operate.
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If you fancy yourself something of a GIF connoisseur, then you may be pleased to hear this: Twitter has upped its GIF size limit to 15MB.Before today, Twitter users were limited to using GIFs that maxed out at 5MB in size, so this is a pretty significant upgrade for those who have decided to forgo the whole typing thing and have instead chosen GIFs as their main form of communication on the social media platform.However, there is a bit of bad news to come along with this announcement, as this increased support for larger GIFs is only available through Twitter.com.That means the change isn't live on mobile yet, and Twitter hasn't said when it'll be made available, if increasing the allowed GIF file size on mobile is something will happen at all.So, for all three of you who use Twitter.com, it's time to go crazy.The rest will unfortunately have to wait.
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Opinion: Steve Nice, Security Technologist, Node4 addresses the five common security pitfalls for cloud-connected UK companies.Businesses have never been more connected, operating within increasingly complex network environments that are being exposed to a growing number of differing attack methods.According to Node4 research, IT teams believe the biggest internal threat to the business is the human element.More often than not, the user s view is it doesn t matter what I do, the IT department s firewall will protect me , which is far from the case.Yet IT teams aren t keeping users abreast of the latest threats that leave them vulnerable to phishing and ransomware.It s a difference the average user may well not notice.
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