Long-zoom, compact cameras may not be the hottest devices in photography right now, but that isn’t stopping Leica from bringing a little elegance to the range.The high-end camera-maker has just introduced its new C-Lux model, a compact camera with zoom optics, all in a flattering design.The C-Lux features a 24-360mm F3.3-6.4 15x zoom lens, paired with a 1-inch, 20.1-megapixel sensor.There’s a 49-point autofocus, 10 frames per second continuous shooting, and it can shoot 4K videos up to 30fps at a max of 100Mbps, with a 15-minute time limit.This all comes in a color option of Light Gold, seen above, or Midnight Blue, below.On the back side users will find a 3-inch touchscreen, while the viewfinder packs a 2.33 million-dot resolution.
Elon Musk's the Boring Company said late Wednesday it's won the contract to build a high-speed express train to Chicago's O'Hare's International Airport.Under the contract, Musk's company will design, fund, build and operate a high-speed loop connecting O'Hare Airport with downtown Chicago, the company said on its website.The plan comes in response to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request last year for proposals to build and operate a high-speed rail line that will whisk passengers from the airport to downtown in 20 minutes or less."We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!"the company said in a tweet.Musk, the brains behind SpaceX and Tesla, created Boring to build transport tunnels that provide an alternative means of transportation and alleviate traffic congestion.
While graphene has been tapped to deliver on everything from electronics to optoelectronics, it’s a bit harder to picture how it may offer a key tool for addressing neurological damage and disorders.But that’s exactly what researchers have been looking at lately because of the wonder material’s conductivity and transparency.In the most recent development, a team from Europe has offered a deeper understanding of how graphene can be combined with neurological tissue and, in so doing, may have not only given us an additional tool for neurological medicine, but also provided a tool for gaining insights into other biological processes.In research described in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, a group from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), in Trieste, Italy and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) in Spain have demonstrated that single-layer graphene increases neuronal firing by altering membrane-associated functions in cultured cells.“The results demonstrate that, depending on how the interface with [single-layer graphene] is engineered, the material may tune neuronal activities by altering the ion mobility, in particular potassium, at the cell/substrate interface,” said Laura Ballerini, a researcher in neurons and nanomaterials at SISSA.Ballerini provided some context for this most recent development by explaining that graphene-based nanomaterials have come to represent potential tools in neurology and neurosurgery.
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If you've been paying attention to the news lately, then you'll no doubt have seen a ton of coverage on President Trump's plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles.But what, exactly, will that mean for the auto industry?Spoiler alert: It's probably not good news.That means that if you go to your friendly local Mercedes-Benz dealer and want to buy the E-Class wagon that you've been saving your pennies for, you'd have to shell out something like $78,000 for the base model, compared to $63,000 without the added tariff.But it's still more complicated than that.According to research firm LMC Automotive, it could cause a 10 percent reduction in total vehicle deliveries, which works out to around 2,000,000 sales.
Most of Nintendo’s E3 2018 showcase was focused on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but some other games were given some time in the spotlight as well.One of those games was Hollow Knight, a Metroidvania title that won the hearts of a lot of people when it launched on PC in February of last year.We’ve known about the Switch port of Hollow Knight for quite some time, but today, Nintendo made a surprise announcement for this new version.As it turns out, Hollow Knight is actually available on the Switch eShop today.Nintendo seems to be a fan of these surprise releases, as it made a similar announcement for Fortnite during its E3 presentation.Suddenly, Switch owners have two new excellent games to check out.
Welcome to The Drum's APAC Creative Works, the Ramadan special.As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work and gives you, the reader, the chance to decide which work we feature as our APAC 'Creative Work of the Week.'We've now introduced our new five-star voting system.To vote for your favorite, make sure you click on the stars.The winner be chosen based on the average rating and the number of votes cast.Voting closes on Tuesday 19 June.
Growing up with the emergence of social media has undoubtedly influenced my approach to friendship, relationships and self-image – whether I like it or not.People are endlessly scrolling through photo upon photo of those portraying the ‘perfect lifestyle’, which is effecting their behaviour in the real world.A naturally self-deprecating generation, we have been trained to assess our success and position in life in comparison with others.While it can be a positive tool in strengthening current relationships, some find themselves needing it to defeat a feeling of isolation.The rise of influencers, documenting their daily fashion decisions, buying habits and lifestyle choices can lead to one person gaining thousands or even millions of followers.These loyal fans value influencers’ opinions, mimic their style and share their thoughts.
Michigan Central Station long stood as a symbol of Detroit’s decline.Now, thanks to Ford, it could represent Detroit’s return.Today at an press conference in front of the Detroit icon, it was announced that Ford’s bid to purchase the train depot was accepted and the deal was done.The large building will be at the center of Ford move to turn Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood into Ford’s automotive technology groups campus.“The deal is complete,” Matthew Moroun, whose family has owned the station since 1995, said at today’s event.The depot will become a shiny symbol of Detroit’s progress and its success.
And he’s been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to cosmology.In 2015, Elon Musk donated $10 million to FLI to advance research into the ethical, legal, and economic effects of AI systems.Later chapters explore the potential implications of “superintelligent AI,” some of which include the integration of machines and humans, altered social structures, and algorithms that watch over their creators like a benevolent king.After the keynote address, we spoke via phone about the challenges around AI, especially as they relate to autonomous weapons and defense systems like the Pentagon’s controversial Project Maven program.VentureBeat: You’ve written pretty extensively about where you think AI is going, and in Life 3.0, you lay out 12 different ways superintelligent AI might eventually end up fitting into our lives.So my questions for you are: What’s looking increasingly likely as far as intelligence is concerned?
Get out the brooms, we've got a sweep.The Golden State Warriors won Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 to claim their third championship in four years and sweep the finals 4-0.The Warriors dominated the series.Steph Curry led them in Game 4 with 37 points.Kevin Durant helped out with a triple-double (20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) and was named MVP of the finals for the second straight year (though some thought the award should've gone to Curry).Of course, a few tweets had to reference J.R. Smith's colossal blunder from Game 1, when he apparently didn't know the score at the end of regulation.
Overall leisure time has increased by over an hour per day in the past ten years.Not playing with our kids, working on passion projects, exercising, or any other wholesome activity you may have guessed — we’re spending it in front of screens.In 2007, just 33 percent of leisure time was spent on screens; today, that number has increased to 47 percent — over three and a half hours per day.Why are we becoming increasingly addicted to our devices?How AI taps into human weaknessNumerous studies have demonstrated the deleterious effects of social media, screen time, and passive consumption of internet content.
Computex Den smarta ringen Orii avger klara Inspector Gadget-vibbar, och använder benkonduktion för att skicka samtalsljud genom ditt finger och in i örat.Med ringen Orii kan du styra ditt smarta hem direkt från fingret.Du kan dessutom prata i telefon – genom att hålla fingret mot örat.Och det är bara du som kan höra vad som sägs i andra änden.Ljudvågorna förs nämligen genom ditt finger in i huvudet, vilket gör att omgivningen inte kan tjuvlyssna på samtalet.Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – försiktig uppdatering av flärpfria flaggskeppet
BT CEO Gavin Patterson will step down from the top job after a turbulent couple of years, with no-nonsense Chairman Jan du Plessis on the search for a replacement.Patterson will stay in place until a suitable replacement has been found, which is expected to be in the second half of the year, though the statement put forward by BT highlights his position had now become unattainable.Despite putting forward an aggressive restructuring strategy and multi-play plan in recent weeks, reports emerged earlier this week du Plessis was under pressure from investors to make a change at the top.“Gavin has been with BT for just over 14 years and I want to thank him for his contribution to our business during that time, in particular during the almost five years that he has served as Chief Executive,” said du Plessis.“The Board is fully supportive of the strategy recently set out by Gavin and his team.The broader reaction to our recent results announcement has though demonstrated to Gavin and me that there is a need for a change of leadership to deliver this strategy.”
Ethical hacking was once the pursuit of security researchers who wanted something to present at their next conference, or lone wolves who enjoyed the thrill of the chase (but not the threat of prison).Today, ethical hacking has become big business.More and more companies—from the likes of Microsoft and Google, industries giants such as GM and Uber, and even US government agencies such as the Army and Air Force—now run bug-bounty programs and competitions.[ Learn how to start a bug-bounty program of your own.| The essentials from InfoWorld: Get started with CI/CD: Automating your application delivery with CI/CD pipelines.• 5 common pitfalls of CI/CD—and how to avoid them.
have the potential to sell a boatload of Nintendo Switch systems this holiday season, but if you’re planning to make it your first game for the system, you’ll want to set aside a little extra cash for a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.Nintendo Switch Online is the system’s subscription service currently planned for a September launch, and it will be required in order to play online with most games.In the case of Pokémon: Let’s Go, you’ll need a subscription in order to battle or trade online.“An active membership for the Nintendo Switch Online service, which is scheduled to begin September of this year, will be required to access these features,” The Pokémon Company told Eurogamer in a statement.The language of the statement also suggests the subscription might be needed in order to trade with another player locally.This would be an odd choice, especially when considering that monsters captured in Pokémon Go will already be transferable to Let’s Go.
Image credit: MangoStar_Studio | Getty ImagesOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.This happens with every marketing media.People watching a TV infomercial almost buy but put it off.When they get to that edge, we must reach across and pull them past it.At Disney World parks’ closing times, they need to get everybody out quickly, so they can clean, freshen up, restock and be ready to re-open on time the next morning.
Time team comes closest it ever has to magical zero resultA team at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has used a range of atomic clocks from around the globe to test the equivalence principle* of Einstein's theory of general relativity.The research, published in Nature Physics, follows Einstein's thought experiment whereby the occupant of a windowless lift (or elevator, for our US chums) is unable to tell the difference between gravitational pull and acceleration.Furthermore everyone within the lift would feel the same gravity or acceleration, and the properties of each person relative to the other would remain constant with zero deviation.The NIST team thought big, and used the Earth as the lift falling through the gravitational field of the Sun.They then took 14 years worth of data from 12 atomic clocks scattered around the world, four hydrogen microwave lasers and eight caesium fountain clocks.
That's what you get for selling unlocked phonesAnalysis UK mobile networks will be eyeing Carphone Warehouse's current woes with some glee.Carphone issued a profits warning last week and warned of a year of difficulty ahead.It will promptly close 92 stores.It's because Charles Dunstone's retail operation is an exception in mobile retail, rather than the norm.Carphone's success in inserting itself as a middleman into the mobile supply chain transformed the UK retail sector, and is considered a factor in keeping it such a keenly competitive marketplace.
Intel offered an intriguing proposition at this year’s Computex show: How would you like to increase your laptop’s battery life by around 50 percent?That’s a question that few would answer in the negative and it could be the case for a number of new-generation notebooks in the near future, as Intel has already partnered with Sharp and Innolux to produce the new 1W LCD panels that make it a reality.The biggest drain on any notebook is almost always the display.That’s why we so often recommend 1080P panels over the 4K alternative.With Intel’s new design though, that may no longer be the case.While it does add the caveat that the most battery savings will be in systems equipped with Intel HD graphics, rather than AMD or Nvidia graphics chips, the promise of such battery life extensions is certainly compelling.