Photography social network 500px has launched a directory it hopes will increase exposure for photographers looking to get hired.Additionally, it has signed a licensing deal so select photos from its site can be sold through the Adobe Stock Premium Collection.Unlike more common user-generated content sites, like Flickr and Instagram, 500px is in pursuit of more professionally oriented photographers looking to monetize their work.Over the past few years, the company has released tools aimed at improving the exposure its users receive, such as a smarter search feature that lets you browse photos by color or design.It even debuted a mobile app called RAW, which provides powerful editing tools right on the go.But even with all of these tools to empower photographers, there also needs to be a way to find them.This is why 500px has launched its photographer directory that lets you find the right person based on speciality and location.The site lists more than 49,000 photographers from more than 11,000 locations across 191 countries.
As part of the new pricing structure, App Store purchased apps will be numerically the same in the UK as the US, so if an app costs $0.99, it will now cost 99p.With the entry level price of applications currently at 79p, the change marks a 25% rise in prices.The move is being introduced due to the devaluing pound in the wake of the Brexit vote."Price tiers on the App Store are set internationally on the basis of several factors, including currency exchange rates, business practices, taxes, and the cost of doing business," the company added."These factors vary from region to region and over time."Giving you a chance to get your cut-price app purchases in, Apple has confirmed that the new pricing structure will come into action by Tuesday at the latest.
In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage."The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean,"Building on that spirit, Jennifer A. Johnson, an astronomer at the Ohio State University, has hacked the periodic table of
We try out the wireless HTC Vive and new Tracker sensor at the CES technology show in Las Vegas.But the shove it gave, the heating up of our fire-simulating jacket, and the rising panic caused by virtual smoke showcased how varied VR can be.We are at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas to look at 10 different examples of how developers and third-party hardware manufacturers are using the HTC Vive VR headset, and to look at the company's newly-announced Tracker.A beermat-sized sensor, the Tracker can be strapped to your wrist or fitted to a range of accessories; like with HTC's light houses, the Vive headset knows where the Tracker is, making it easy for developers to place an object or a limb inside the VR world.The realism created by the hose, jacket and Tracker made it easy to see why this demo, called Flaim Trainer and developed by the University of Deakin, Australia, could soon become a real training tool.A second demonstration saw the Tracker fitted to the end of a machine gun, but the bigger news here was the wireless upgrade our Vive had received, from Chinese company TPCast.
Data sharing in healthcare is a topic I ve touched on a number of times recently, with a recent paper from the European Commission highlighting some of the benefits, and challenges, of doing so, with a number of fascinating case studies from across Europe.Estonia have been at the vanguard of the open health data movement for a few years now, so it s perhaps no surprise that they recently announced a plan to share patient data with their neighbor Finland.The plans have been in gestation for a while, with an announcement made last summer to develop a roadmap for data sharing between the two countries, with an eventual platform created for the automatic exchange of data in various fields, including population registers, e-prescriptions and social benefit data.The plan allows for the databases of both countries to be mutually available, thus supporting cross-border access to things such as digital prescriptions in the coming year, before then progressing to full medical records by 2018-2019.The move is a welcome one, and is part of the wider Zeitgeist of connecting up health systems, and health data, so that people, and indeed researchers, have access to all of the data in one place.People move around more and more therefore data about their health should always be with them.
Every year I make wildly inaccurate predictions about the future of games, and that time has come again.I go through this exercise not only to suffer great embarrassment, but but also to sharpen my thinking by looking back over the years in an attempt to find the future.I have written more than 13,000 stories for VentureBeat over the past nine years, and many of those are about games.VR generated $2.7 billion, a respectable number but far less than originally expected.I lack the numbers on this one as well, but I was vague enough to be at least partially accurate.I thought Sony would widen its lead in consoles, and it certainly did as the PlayStation 4 crossed 50 million units, the Xbox One came in second at 25.5 million units sold to date, and Nintendo trailed behind with the Wii U at 13 million units.I said that game companies would explore the possibilities of augmented reality, but wouldn t cash on it yet.To some degree, that was true, with hardcore me thinks titles like Clash Royale doing well, and big revenues for titles like Monster Strike, Madden NFL Football, and other hardcore mobile titles.I said consolidation would continue as foreign companies and media conglomerates acquired more game publishers.
Eduskunnan liikennevaliokunnan puheenjohtaja Ari Jalonen ps uskoo puheen autoveron poistosta pakottavan nopeisiin ratkaisuihin.Liikenne- ja viestintäministeriö esittää, että uusi liikenneverkkoyhtiö aloittaisi jo ensi vuoden alussa.Eduskunnan liikenne- ja viestintävaliokunnan puheenjohtaja Ari Jalonen ps pitää aikataulua varsin tiukkana, mutta ei mahdottomana."Kun on julkisaatettu lausahdus autoveron poistosta, syntyy pelko, että autokauppa hidastuu tai menee jopa jäihin.Siinä tilanteessa ei voida olla pitkään, joten esitykselle on sanottava joko kyllä tai ei."Jos hallituksen vastaus on kyllä, on Jalosen mukaan mahdollista, että liikenneverkkoyhtiö voisi aloittaa ensi vuoden alussa.
Den Iphone-ägare som är ute efter en smartklocka har inte så många val vid sidan om Apple Watch.Visst, Android Wear går sedan en tid tillbaka att använda med IOS, men det är en begränsad upplevelse.Även Pebble kommunicerar med IOS, men det företagets framtid är ett stort frågetecken.Fitbit Blaze finns också, men det är fortfarande mindre av smartklocka och mer av aktivitetsarmband med urtavla.Tur då att Samsung sedan några dagar tillbaka möjliggjorde också för oss IOS-användare att bära en av de bättre smartklockorna där ute, Samsung Gear S3.Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, som vi testar här, är inte alls en dum smartklocka Vi tyckte om den när vi testade den tillsammans med Android, och den har både gps och riktigt bra batteritid.
Maluuba will join Microsoft s AI and Research organisation, giving it the resources and scalability to advance its researchMicrosoft has agreed to acquire Montreal-based startup Maluuba, which specialises in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems.The company s research on natural language understanding is geared towards the future of conversational artificial intelligence AI , essentially enabling computers to read, write and converse naturally.Maluuba will join Microsoft s AI and Research organisation, giving it the resources and scalability to advance its research.Writing on the Microsoft blog, Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, said: Maluuba s vision is to advance toward a more general artificial intelligence by creating literate machines that can think, reason and communicate like humans — a vision exactly in line with ours.Maluuba s impressive team is addressing some of the fundamental problems in language understanding by modeling some of the innate capabilities of the human brain, from memory and common sense reasoning to curiosity and decision making.
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I'm brainstorming product names for a new service and I realized that several prominent brands have 8 letter names, specifically with two four letter words.Can you identify more examples?Facebook Basecamp Highrise Backpack Campfire Linkedin Coca-Cola Marlboro Qualcomm Taco Bell Dell Taco Goodyear Vodafone Logitech
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. AP -- At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery system and a drone — both powered by the sun.Navy and Marine Corps brass, accompanied by green energy executives, showcased the energy-harnessing knee braces and other innovations at a renewable energy demonstration at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, one of many such events that have taken place at military bases across the country as part of the Defense Department's unprecedented shift away from fossil fuels under the Obama administration.The Pentagon has invested millions over the past decade into everything from hybrid electric ships to wind turbines.While a growing number of military leaders have declared global warming a national security threat, the strategy clashes with President-elect Donald Trump's vow to end policies that "undermine" fossil fuel producers.Republican lawmakers have lashed out at many of the green initiatives for the Defense Department — one of the world's largest energy consumers — especially the Navy's Great Green Fleet that deployed ships run partly on biofuel amid falling oil prices.Military leaders say alternative energy makes warriors more agile and effective on today's battlefields.
WhatsApp end-to-end encryption protocols called into question by crypto expert.A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp, a free-to-use messaging application, has been discovered that could allow entire conversations to be intercepted and read, a researcher has claimed.On its website, the social media giants state: " When encrypted only you and the person you're communicating with can read or listen to messages , nobody in-between."Yet Boelter, speaking to The Guardian, has said this may not be accurate.The so-called "backdoor" does not affect the Signal protocol itself.He continued: "...consider that the WhatsApp server can just forward messages without sending the 'message was received by recipient' notification or the double tick , which users might not notice.
Snapchat is confusing to use.That s part of what makes it fun, because it s sort of like knowing a secret language not everyone can understand.But it can also be annoying, like when you re looking for something specific and don t want to tap or swipe a million times to find it.So Snapchat s latest update, rolling out soon to both iOS and Android users, adds a universal search bar you can access from anywhere in the app.The search bar is pinned to the top of the app, so you can easily swipe between your camera, a chat thread, or Stories and still search.Tapping on the bar reveals a slew of shortcuts.
Some Facebook users looking to browse the pages of news outlets, nonprofits and other businesses instead saw an error message, creating a headache for social media managers on Friday.Users started reported issues with loading the social media site around 9 a.m. PT, according to DownDetector.com, which tracks outages.The Facebook outage also appeared to affect users outside of the United States, including in Europe.The issue was also impacting Facebook pages for the Bay Area News Group, including The Mercury News in San Jose for at least an hour.By 10:30 a.m., some publishers reported that the issue had been resolved.SiliconBeat reached out to Facebook and the company replied with this response around 11:50 a.m.: Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing some Facebook services for a short period.We re back to 100% for everyone, and we re sorry for any inconvenience.The spokesperson did not provide an explanation of what caused the outage.This post will be updated if Facebook replies to that question.Photo Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesTags: facebook
Kinas centralbank, PBOC, uppger på onsdagen att de genomfört stickprovskontroller hos större bitcoinbörser i Shanghai och Peking.Beskedet har fått den digitala valutan att falla med över 6 procent för dagen.Enligt PBOC ska det handla om en undersökning gällande potentiella regelbrott, inklusive marknadsmanipulation, penningtvätt och otillbörlig finansiering, rapporterar Reuters.Det är däremot oklart om centralbanken funnit några oegentligheter.Under 2016 steg bitcoin-priset med drygt 120 procent, pådrivet av en lägre kinesisk yuan, Storbritanniens beslut att lämna EU och osäkerheten kring Donald Trump som ny president i USA.En stor del av handeln i bitcoin sker i Asien och framför allt i Kina.
FILE - This 2006 file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host.James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File MIAMI – Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida's Everglades.The new arrivals from Latin America and the Caribbean — Culex panocossa and Aedeomyia squamipennis — were trapped in October in rural areas bordering Everglades National Park by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist Nathan Burkett-Cadena and Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory researcher Erik Blosser.In the traps, they discovered that native species were crowded out by thousands of Culex panocossa mosquitoes and hundreds of Aedeomyia squamipennis mosquitoes.They lay their eggs on water lettuce — invasive weeds that float in the canals, drainage ditches and other waterways crisscrossing Florida neighborhoods.
Google Voice is finally getting an upgrade.Despite Google s focus on services like Hangouts and Allo for voice chat, Google Voice still exists and maintains a certain longtime loyalty from many users despite never being updated.But something is in the works.A few Google Voice users recently saw a prompt reading The new Google Voice is here.Might be just be a fresh coat of paint but it s surprising to see Voice get any update at all—and for fans of the service, relieving, as Google is fond of unceremoniously killing off products.The part of Yahoo that wasn t included in Verizon s $4.8 billion acquisition has spun off into a company called Altaba Inc. Altaba includes Yahoo s 15 percent stake in the Chinese company Alibaba as well as Yahoo Japan.
Microsoft pulled the plug on its program offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29.The company was rather aggressive in its attempt to get everyone on board with the latest platform, causing a lot of headaches.However, the offer still stands for customers who use assistive technologies, but everyone else is out of luck if they missed the free upgrade window … or are they?At the time of this writing, there is reportedly still a way to get the free Windows 10 upgrade for customers with a genuine copy of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 installed.The process starts by heading to Microsoft s Download Windows 10 web page and clicking on the Download tool now button.Once it s on the PC, run the Media Creation Tool and select Upgrade the PC now.