It has been years since the intercom began falling out of style, but thanks to Raspberry Pi and Google – it might be making a comeback… sort of.True to his passion to bring vintage and modern technology together, recreational tinkerer Martin Mander decided to convert an antiquated 1986 Radio Shack intercom he copped for a puny £4 into a legitimate wall-mounted Google voice assistant.To put this quirky smart speaker together, Mander removed the old parts from the box and replaced them with a Raspberry Pi board and a Google AIY (like DIY, but for AI) kit.While the parts did not immediately fit inside, Mander was able to modify the interior of the box to make extra space.Just like the real thing, the retrofitted intercom comes with voice support which means you can conveniently ask the device to tell you the time, translate words for you or cheer you up with some robo-delivered one-liners.It also offers various integrations with IFTTT so you can control other smart appliances like lights and thermostats.
Kirjoittajan mukaan kerättyä dataa ei kuitenkaan osata analysoida, muokata tai hyödyntää.Ensi vuoden toukokuussa astuu voimaan EU:n tietosuoja-asetus.Myös juuri julkaistujen Suomen tietosuojalain muutosten on ehdotettu astuvan voimaan toukokuussa 2018.Näiden molempien tarkoitus on lisätä kansalaisten ja kuluttajien oikeuksia.EU:n tietosuoja-asetus muun muassa edellyttää, että yritysten pitää kyetä yksilöimään yhden ihmisen tiedot tietomassastaan ja pyydettäessä poistaa ne.Esimerkiksi kuvitteellinen EU:n kansalainen, hollantilainen Wille de Virtanen voi pyytää suomalaista teleoperaattoria poistamaan asiakasdatansa, oli hänellä asiakassuhdetta operaattorin kanssa tai ei.
TC Sessions: Robotics featured robots for as far as the eye could see, and several took the stage for special demonstrations.We were honored to play host as these innovative companies and teams showed off their latest creations.The videos are below are well worth your time.The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut at TC Sessions: Robotics.It’s a familiar project to anyone who follows the industry with any sort of regularity, as one of the most impressive demos to come out of one of the world’s foremost robotics schools in recent years.Earlier versions of the four-legged robot have been able to run at speeds up to 14 miles an hour, bound over objects autonomously and even respond to questions with Alexa, by way of an Echo Dot mounted on its back.
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Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled.However, it still resembles the original model, with a small see-through display and built-in camera.Many had assumed the project had been cancelled after the executive in charge, Tony Fadell, resigned last year.However, parent company Alphabet's X division continued to develop the technology and has now revealed its efforts in a post on the news site Medium."Workers in many fields, like manufacturing, logistics, field services, and healthcare find it useful to consult a wearable device for information and other resources while their hands are busy," wrote project lead Jay Kothari.Mr Koathri revealed that logistics workers at the delivery company DHL, engineers at General Electric and medics at Dignity Health had been among those secretly using the eyewear over recent months.
Netflix gained more new subscribers, both in the US and outside, than what the analysts expected in the second quarter.self-Produced series such as "13 reasons why" and the new season of "House of cards" has helped to attract new viewers.Netflix received during the quarter to 4.14 million new subscribers outside the united states, far more than expected 2,59 million.At home in the united states, the number of 1.07 million against the 631 000 analysts predicted.also Read: Netflix has more subscribers than the cable tv in the U.S.the Company has grown steadily internationally in recent years and invested in programs in different languages.
Visitors to porn websites will be asked to supply credit card information to prove they are 18The government is pressing ahead with plans that would require visitors to pornographic websites to provide credit card details to prove they are over 18.ISPs have been offering network-level porn filters for some time now due to government concerns that adult content is far too easy for children to access.However figures suggest these have not been adopted by users who are able to opt out of the restrictions if they so wish.Now the government now wants to go one step further, having included the measures in the 2016 Digital Economy Act.Any website that breaches the rules could be blocked by ISPs, with a new regulatory board introduced to implement the rules.
BAE Systems will create a driveless system testing service for autonomous boats and planesDriverless boats and aircraft will be tested by defence giant BAE Systems off the south coast of England.trialling robotic systems for use in search and rescue operations, and within the oil and gas and defence industries.The testing will take place around the coasts Portsmouth and Southampton, and on the south east side of the Isle of Wight.The testing has received founding through the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership to the sum of £457,000, and will see BAE Systems set up a dedicated autonomous testing service.The defence firm will be joined by other organisations, including the University of Southampton, Blue Bear Systems Research and Marine Electronic Systems, who will aid BAE Sytems in providing the infrastructure for the testing service.
a Half years the united states led to Donald Trump is the most unpopular president in 70 years of measuring tradition, during the, told ABC News.the news channel and the Washington Post joint poll that Trump run for president supports a half years in power after only 36 percent of americans.Earlier this weaker success has been only Gerald Ford, who rose to be president the vice president's place in 1poli974 Richard nixon's Watergate scandal.Also, Trump's son, Donald Trump younger, around the surging stir of meeting with the russians might have affected the result.in the Same survey, 63% of americans believe that the meeting was inappropriate.
Dianrong, one of China’s top peer-to-peer lending platforms, is combining blockchains to its loans assessment system, aimed at helping small and medium suppliers with unsteady cash flows breach the last mile of creditworthiness to obtain financing.The proof of concept was in March, when Dianrong (點融) set up Chained Finance with FnConn, the financing arm of Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics.“Finance is about managing information, the most important element is credibility and trust,” said Dianrong’s founder and chief executive Soul Htite, in an interview with the South China Morning Post.Blockchains, the distributed databases conceptualised in 2008 as core components of the digital currency bitcoin, are increasingly finding their way into financial technology and helping to redefine the boundaries of traditional banking.They can be used as open, distributed digital ledger systems that can record transactions efficiently.Dianrong, founded in 2012 in Shanghai by the Lending Club’s alumnus Htite and Chinese entrepreneur Kevin Guo, originated 16.23 billion yuan (US$2.4 billion) of loans in 2016, more than double the year earlier.
Disney has teased what Star Wars fans have long been demanding: an augmented reality game that allows you to wield your own lightsaber.Previewed at D23, Disney’s annual expo, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges combines an AR headset with a smartphone app and a number of games.The headset is made by Lenovo, and looks like a riff on what we’ve seen before with Microsoft’s HoloLens.Two transparent displays are visible through the front visor, overlaying computer graphics onto the real world.Where HoloLens is a completely self-sufficient system, however, combining both the AR displays and a computer that’s worn on the head, Jedi Challenges will offload its processing demands.That’ll be taken on by your smartphone, where different Star Wars themed apps and games will run.
When AT decided at the last minute it was going to join this week's "day of protest" over net neutrality, the reaction ranged from incredulity to bemusement.AT doesn't support the retention of the rules of course; it is wholeheartedly behind the effort by FCC chair Ajit Pai to get rid of them, despite significant public opposition.As legislators vote on a new bill that would install privacy protections for broadband users, AT has been lobbying Sacramento saying there's no point introducing the law since it is already legally obliged to follow FTC privacy rules.This disturbing sense that long-held social norms are being abandoned was captured in a discussion this week between late-night TV hosts Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.Referring to the extraordinary news that Donald Trump Jr had taken a meeting with a Russian government lawyer offering damaging information on his father's presidential rival – and then repeatedly lied about it – Oliver noted: "This is something – as long as we live in a world where something means anything.Colbert responded: "I'm used to a world where we're divided on things like abortion, or taxes, or government control of healthcare – polarizing issues," Colbert said.
However, a startup called Audm believes that there’s a better way to turn long-form journalism into audio content that’s actually enjoyable to listen to – by using professional voice actors to read the content.The company’s mobile app was quietly launched last year, but they hadn’t made a formal announcement.The startup is currently participating in Y Combinator’s summer class, and put fundraising on hold while they complete the program.Co-founders Ryan Wegner and Christian Brink are both 2007 Columbia grads with backgrounds in psychology and software development, respectively.But they didn’t know each other in college, despite having a wider network where they were loosely connected through personal friends and family.Initially, they experimented with using crowdsourced narration, but soon found that people preferred higher-quality, professional narration.
Days ago, Ars reported on a controversial decision by the industry trade group that oversees the global development of Web standards.The decision by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to back a standard for implementing digital rights management (DRM) for Web-based content is now under appeal, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Wednesday.Cory Doctorow, the W3C Advisory Committee representative for the EFF, said the digital rights group's appeal is twofold:That the W3C's membership were never polled on whether they wished to institute such protections as part of the W3C's DRM standardization project.What is this all about?As Ars explained in our previous story, the W3C has moved to standardize a method to integrate DRM into Web browsers via what are known as Encrypted Media Extensions (EME).
Time is money, which means hunting for a parking space in an urban center is like watching dollars fly out the window.But did you realize that hunting for spaces is costing our country billions each year?Searching for parking costs Americans $73 billion per year, according to a new study from Inrix Research, which combined data from a recent survey with its parking database that covers more than 100,000 locations across 8,700 cities.On average, a single US driver spends 17 hours searching for parking at a cost of $345 per driver.That amounts to about $20.80 per hour spent.This figure accounts for a number of costs including wasted fuel, additional vehicle emissions as well as wasted time.
China Mobile and ZTE have announced (yet) another partnership which takes the pair one (small) step closer to the world of 5G.The partnership itself will focus around the development of Massive MIMO base stations and the ultra-dense network (small cells), making the map for the 5G network a bit clearer.While capacity is a major talking point for anything 5G related, more conversations are starting to revolve around the efficiency side of things as well.It might not be the most exciting aspect of the evolution, but when efficiency is a talking point in a technologies lifecycle, it is usually a good sign that the real world isn’t too far away.One interpretation could be that the industry has given the thumbs up (in this case China Mobile) on the effectiveness of the tech, but now it has to be efficient enough to be economically viable on a commercial scale.“ZTE is willing to work with the partners in the industry chain to build more energy-efficient networks from the six perspectives of architecture evolution, networking, energy-saving technologies, application scenarios, new base stations, and chip evolution, laying a solid foundation for large-scale commercial use of 5G networks,” said Zhang Shizhuang, Planning Director of ZTE’s TDD product line.
Apple is looking to double down on its business in mainland China by establishing a data centre in Guizhou province to comply with rigid cybersecurity laws, while supporting Beijing’s efforts to develop one of the country’s poorest areas into a world-class hi-tech hub.The 41-year-old technology giant, which counts the mainland as its second-biggest market after the United States, said it has partnered with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co (GCBD), a government-backed data centre developer and operator, to build the facility in that southwestern province.The data centre project forms part of a US$1-billion investment programme that Apple has drawn up for the province, according to a Reuters report on Wednesday that cited an Apple spokesman.“Apple’s new data centre in Guizhou could potentially cover an area of up to 1 million square feet (92,903 square metres), or a total capacity of more than 30,000 server cabinets, supported by 150 megawatts of critical load capacity,” Jabez Tan, the research director at Toronto-based Structure Research, told the South China Morning Post.Tan said the estimates for Guizhou’s most high-profile international investor were based on recent data centre developments in the province by e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group Holding, as well as telecommunications network operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.“The Guizhou provincial government has been offering a set of incentives, including discounts on electricity from the area’s plentiful supply of hydropower, which has resulted in cloud computing and data centre firms establishing test sites and pilot programmes there,” he said.
Alibaba Health unveiled this week its first artificial intelligence service for disease diagnosis, offering hope that advanced technology will alleviate the workload of mainland Chinese physicians in a nation suffering from an acute shortage of doctors.The AI solution, called Doctor You, can be used for medical image diagnosis of CT scans to identify inflammatory cells in human organs, which can be an early indicator of cancer.“It will soon serve as an assistant to physicians at a number of hospitals in the country,”said Ke Yan, a vice president with Ali Health, adding that the technology could lower error rates and improve efficiency.“Our expectation is that, within the coming decade, AI will be capable of taking over half of the workload from doctors in China.”Within the coming decade, AI will be capable of taking over half of the workload from doctors in ChinaKe Yan, Ali Health vice president
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Malmö-startupen Enjay har tagit fram en ny metod för att ta tillvara på energi.Bolaget har utvecklat produkten Lepido som återvinner energi från luftventilationer, exempelvis i restauranger, genom att använda en luftvärmepump och en renande filterfunktion.Affärsängeln Peter Enberg, som bland annat investerat i den klimatsmarta duschen Orbital Systems och Green Furniture, har nu fastnat för konceptet och går in med 1,1 miljoner kronor i bolaget.Energimyndigheten står i sin tur för 2 miljoner kronor och pengarna ska nu gå till att kommersialisera produkten.Den långsiktiga planen är att lansera konceptet utomlands.Lepido har testats hos hambugerjätten Burger King och enligt Jesper Wirén, affärsutvecklare Enjay, sparar Lepido årligen in i genomsnitt 300 000 kilowattimmar för varje fastighet med restaurang.