McClain brought her son to a NASA portrait session featuring a spacesuit.Her son hammed it up for the camera, leading to some adorable official photos.McClain tweeted the photos in support of other moms who struggle to find a work-life balance.Before NASA's talented astronauts launch into space, they pose for an official photo shoot.Some, however, choose to bring family, friends, and even pets along for the fun.During an August 2017 portrait session by NASA, Anne C. McClain brought her young son to a NASA photo shoot.
Regardless of how you feel about the notch, just about every phone manufacturer has decided they’re cool — apparently even to the point of highlighting the design flair in advertisements.Oppo has started teasing its forthcoming F7 smartphone that’s headed for India, and all of its teasers make a point of drawing attention to its cutout along the top edge.This shouldn’t be too surprising.At Mobile World Congress last month, iPhone X clones that mimicked Apple’s design where everywhere.Companies made a point of talking about them during press conferences, using it as a way to make their phones look modern and advanced.Oppo has taken things to the logical next step by actively teasing the inclusion of a notch on its new phone.
Life just got easier for commuters and adventurers who like having bikes available without needing to own one.Apple Maps has been updated to include data from Ito World, which means it now knows where stations are for 176 bike share systems in 179 cities around the world.TechCrunch reports that the data in Apple Maps doesn't include how many bikes are available at each sharing station or how many parking spaces are open.So, for users that often rely on these shared bikes for regular travel, Apple Maps won't be a big help there.This information could eventually be added, but for now, the bike sharing services' dedicated apps will be necessary.However, Apple Maps' new feature will shine when any bikers travel a new town and want to explore on a human-powered pair of wheels.
Walmart bars customers from buying more than 32 items in a single online order.Amazon's per-order limit is 50 items.The company did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.Eileen Phillips was shopping on Walmart.com on Thursday for items like laundry detergent and toilet paper when suddenly the retailer cut her off from adding anything more to her basket.A message popped up on her screen that said: "Sorry, this item can’t be added because you have the maximum number of 32 items in your cart.She said she would have bought more items if Walmart hadn't cut her off.
Content with the design and appearance of the S8, Samsung focused its efforts on small, mostly unseen changes that result in a better overall experience, but not a dramatically different one.That isn’t to say the Galaxy S9 and the larger S9 Plus are bad phones; the S8 was an excellent phone last year, and the S9 builds on that.If you’re planning to buy a new phone in 2018 and are willing to spend between $700 and $900 (the unlocked S9 sells for $719.99, while the S9 Plus goes for $839.99; carrier pricing varies), the S9 or S9 Plus will surely be one of the best options available.But it certainly is pretty.In the time since Samsung made small bezels a table stakes feature, other companies have improved upon and iterated on the concept to produce even more immersive designs.The S9 has Samsung’s other hardware standbys, too: fast wired and wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
In about three weeks from now, Huawei at a special event in Paris, France will be unveiling the Huawei P20 series, which we know already would comprise of the base Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, and the Huawei P20 lite.All three variants have been involved in series of leaks over the last one month but today, we have some press photos of the handsets courtesy of Evan Blass.These devices are obviously more or less the same device but with few differences both in design and internal makeup.The most notable difference is the actual design, as you can see from the renders, all three variants of the Huawei P20 gets the iPhone X-inspired top notches, with the P20 and P20 Lite having dual rear cameras, while the most premium of all – the Huawei P20 Pro will have not one, not two, but triple rear camera setup, and as per the render, all the variants will have their rear camera vertically aligned, which however contradicts Hiawei latest teaser video which revealed a horizontally alligned rear camera for one of the models.It is also obvious from the renders that only the P20 lite will get a rear placed fingerprint sensor, while the P20 and P20 pro will both feature a fingerprint scanner below their display.A couple of hours ago, we sighted some live photos of the Huawei P20 Lite in pink, Black, and blue colors.
Google is helping the Department of Defense develop machine learning and AI tech for analyzing drone footage, the company has confirmed.According to a Google spokesperson talking about the arrangement, the company’s TensorFlow tech is only used “for non-offensive” tasks, namely to flag images that require human review.The company acknowledges the concerns inherent to such an arrangement, saying, “We’re actively discussing this important topic internally and with others…”News about the partnership first surfaced from Gizmodo, which reported on behalf of sources that Google shared details about the project internally via email.The sources went on to paint a picture of reactions to the news, claiming the some Google employees “were outraged” upon learning about the work.The concern is said to exist despite Google’s reassurance that its AI tech isn’t used for combat-related purposes.
Accenture has been named founding member and innovation partner of StudioLAB, an initiative helmed by Walt Disney Studios dedicated to reimagining, designing and prototyping entertainment experiences and production capabilities of the future.According to Disney, Accenture Interactive and its design and innovation unit Fjord will play a lead role in helping to establish StudioLAB, as well as define and develop “cutting-edge entertainment technology.” Initial areas of focus include immersive entertainment, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, the future of movie production, and next-generation cinematic platforms.“Accenture Interactive is thrilled to collaborate with the imaginative minds at The Walt Disney Studios on entertainment R to reimagine how people experience storytelling,” said Baiju Shah, chief strategist for Accenture Interactive and global lead of Fjord, in a statement.“Our partnership demonstrates the true purpose of Accenture Interactive – to create truly remarkable experiences.Accenture is uniquely positioned to bring together the full set of diverse skills – from strategy, design and technology innovation, across emerging technologies like immersive entertainment, artificial intelligence, and IoT -- needed to run a first-class innovation lab and deliver the next generation of entertainment experiences.”Alice Taylor serves as director of StudioLAB, a position she took on when Disney acquired her UK-based startup MakieLab, which 3D printed and sold custom dolls.
The same holds true in the world of cybersecurity, with both attackers and defenders looking to AI to gain an upper hand.For decades, defenders have fought off attacks by detecting signatures, or specific patterns indicating malicious activity.Next-gen, AI-based solutions addressed this by taking a top-down approach and feeding large datasets of activity into statistical models.This transition from signatures to statistics meant that defenses could be proactive and generalize better to new attacks.So-called adversarial examples are best illustrated by physical attacks, like placing stickers on stop signs to fool the object recognizers used in self-driving cars and implanting hidden voice commands to fool the speech recognizers used in smart speakers into calling the police.While these examples might hit close to home for the average citizen, for cybersecurity professionals, similar errors could mean the difference between a breach and a promotion.
Hyundai adds another win to its hot streak of successes with the debut of a new concept GT coupe at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.Dubbed "Le Fil Rouge" the concept looks gorgeous.It also looks a bit like an Aston Martin wearing a large Hyundai badge, but I digress.The large, low-slung coupe profile hides a set of four suicide doors that open wide to reveal a spacious and luxurious concept cabin.The concept's designers cite golden-ratio-inspired proportions, a "Sensuous Sportiness" theme and "a reflection of Hyundai's belief that the brand's past, present and future designs are all connected" as inspiration for the Le Fil Rouge's structure and style, but there are a few concrete elements that demand closer attention.Highlights of design include a new three-dimensional interpretation of the brand's Cascading Grille with parametric jewels, long wheelbase proportions with short overhangs and a single, high belt-line crease that emphasizes the vehicle's length by connecting the grille, headlamps, tail lights and wheel arches.
In spite of the weather, Marie Curie has launched its spring fundraising campaign in London, with 4,000 light-up daffodils filling Paternoster Square by St Paul's cathedral each representing the number of people helped each year.The annual spring campaign is part of the Great Daffodil Appeal, an annual call for people to donate to the terminal illness charity.In the video above, fundraising director, Alex Hyde-Smith said: "We knew we wanted to do something to bring the daffodil to life, so we decided to have daffodils illuminated at night but also something that would look really impressive in the day."He explained that the hope is that the pop-up will feature throughout the UK to let people donate not only traditionally with cash but also via the contactless card system.Chief executive of Marie Curie, Dr Jane Collins, said: "By donating and wearing a daffodil pin, we can all make sure people living with a terminal illness get the expert care and support they deserve.”
YouTube indicated that as the platform ramps up human-powered moderation efforts, new moderators may have mistakenly removed or flagged right-wing videos and channels.Bloomberg reported the news this afternoon, quoting a YouTube spokesperson saying that “as we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals.” The spokesperson said that YouTube’s policies had not changed, and that “we’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”The Outline reported earlier today that several right-wing channels had been completely shut down since the Parkside shooting, and others had been issued strikes against their account — most prominently the channel of InfoWars founder Alex Jones, who has heavily promoted the theory that shooting survivors are actually trained “crisis actors.” Jones’ channel has received two strikes in the past two weeks, both for violating YouTube’s policy on “harassment and bullying,” but InfoWars reported that the second strike was later removed.The Outline noted that some videos it mentioned had later reappeared, but that the accounts it listed had not been unbanned.This situation appears unrelated to YouTube’s recent ban of Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi group recently linked to the murder of a college student.Atomwaffen’s channels were banned for “multiple or severe” violations of YouTube’s hate speech rules, and remain offline.
Surprise, role-playing game fans on PC!Square Enix released Chrono Trigger on Steam today.It was a collaboration between Square (home of Final Fantasy) and Enix (the developers behind Dragon Quest) before the companies merged in 2013.Many gamers and critics consider it one of the greatest Japanese RPGs ever made thanks to its beautiful pixel art, catchy music, and memorable characters (especially Frog, the heroic … well, frog).CHRONO TRIGGER, the timeless role-playing classic developed by the ‘Dream Team’ of DRAGON QUEST creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and the creators of FINAL FANTASY is out on @steam_games today!This is a port of the iOS and Android versions of the game, which came out in 2011.
Trust of major news outlets on Twitter is low, yet Twitter users often share concerns on certain issues before they are picked up by those same mainstream outlets.In the largest study of Twitter conversations from three minority communities yet conducted, a report commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and published on February 27 shared insights into Twitter’s role in the news cycle.The study comes as multiple social media platforms continue an ongoing fight against fake news.The study looks at three social media subcultures, what the group has named Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter.The researchers looked at over 46 million tweets from hashtags related to those communities during 2015 and 2016.Using human analysis alongside software to pick up patterns in the data, the group also conducted interviews among both community members and journalists.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now available to pre-book in India.Official launch in India, where pricing will be confirmed, expected in March.Samsung finally lifted the lid on its latest flagships at MWC and with an official release date of March 16, it won’t be long until most consumers around the world get their hands on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.Unfortunately, the wait will be a little longer for buyers in India as the South Korean giant has yet to detail its launch plans for the region.Full pricing and availability details are expected in early March, but avid Galaxy fans can now pre-book a device to reserve the phone they want on launch day.Unlike a simple pre-order, the pre-booking process is essentially a way of reserving a purchase slot before anyone else.
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Qualcomm’s forthcoming LTE-enabled PCs are coming to a new set of U.S. phone carriers, adding T-Mobile, and AT to a growing list of vendors.At CES, Qualcomm already confirmed Sprint and Verizon would be offering access to the new PCs, adding T-Mobile and AT to the list completes the set for Qualcomm.That means every major U.S. phone carrier will offer Qualcomm’s new ultra-mobile laptops as early as this year.“Consumers around the world will be able to experience firsthand how the Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Always Connected PC are designed to bring the best smartphone features to their PC,” Don McGuire, Qualcomm’s vice president of Global Product Marketing, said in a statement.In addition to the new carriers, Qualcomm revealed a couple new retailers which will be offering the Always On PCs online and at brick-and-mortar locations nationwide.First up, the Always On PCs will be available on Amazon starting this calendar quarter and you will also be able to find them at physical Microsoft Stores.
In addition to issuing an indictment for several alleged Russian trolls today, special counsel Robert Mueller also released plea deal documents outlining a strange plan by Ricky Pinedo, a California man who sold bank accounts in order to bypass e-commerce companies’ identification systems.The scheme’s ties to the Russia investigation are still unclear, although the Russian indictment did indicate that the Russian agents acquired fake identities and bank accounts.That said, Pinedo’s plea deal does not mention Russia or make any other obvious reference to the investigation.According to the documents, Pinedo ran a service called “Auction Essistance.” Through the company, Pinedo offered to help people evade e-commerce security features.Follow our tips to getting back on!.In addition, a search for Ricky Pinedo leads to a Santa Paula-based company called “SEO Distortion.” SEO Distortion’s site lists Pinedo as its CEO, and bills itself as a marketing agency that has Auction Essistance as a client.
That laptop was ultimately outclassed by more powerful or versatile Chromebooks, but Acer has revised the Chromebook 15 with a more premium aluminum design and better battery life.Unfortunately, while the updated Chromebook 15 is still the biggest Chromebook around, in this case, bigger doesn’t mean better.It’s got a 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.Acer actually bumped the price up significantly with the 2017 refresh, as previous versions of the Chromebook 15 started at $299, meaning that you’re already paying a relatively large premium for the metal case, extra battery, and bumped up processor.The computer is weirdly weighted, too — placing it down on a desk and trying to open the lid usually results in lifting up the entire laptop.And the lack of any sort of cut-out notch on the base makes it oddly difficult to get a grip on the lid to open it.
A lot of young professionals dream of leaving their hometowns after graduating high school or college in search of broader career opportunities or new lifestyles.However, it’s also a problem for states like Iowa that are losing valuable tech talent to other ecosystems.But what if Iowa could identify the tech talent that has left the state and recruit them back?That question led a group of Iowa organizations headed by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) to launch a new talent development initiative called “The Iowan Project.”VentureBeat’s Heartland Tech channel invites you to join us and other senior business leaders at BLUEPRINT in Reno on March 5-7.The Iowan Project is a web application featuring a map of Iowa expats around the world.