The Federal Communications Commission's plan for spurring 5G wireless deployment will prevent city and town governments from charging carriers about $2 billion worth of fees.The FCC proposal, to be voted on at its meeting on September 26, limits the amount that local governments may charge carriers for placing 5G equipment such as small cells on poles, traffic lights, and other government property in public rights-of-way.The proposal, which is supported by the FCC's Republican majority, would also force cities and towns to act on carrier applications within 60 or 90 days.Philadelphia is one of numerous local governments that objects to the FCC plan.But, according to Philadelphia, those proposed fees "are simply de minimis when measured against the costs that the City incurs to approve, support, and maintain the many small cell and distributed antenna system (DAS) installations in its public rights-of-way."Rural governments also cry foul
If you could take your most coveted pair of headphones for a test drive, would you?Well, SonarWorks’ True-Fi software supports 232 various headphone profiles, allowing your C-grade cans to emulate the frequency response of more desirable models.The company is constantly updating supported headphone profiles and plans to do so each month: recently added are gaming headsets like Razer and HyperX.True-Fi affords plenty of versatility and customization by empowering users to fine-tune each headphone’s profile.Do you like the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x but want a bit more low-end?True-Fi grants you the freedom to make those adjustments.
The next time you go to dinner at a fancy restaurant you might spot a chilled-out lobster hanging out in the seafood tank.While most of us would like to believe lobsters don't feel pain when we boil them alive for dinner, one restaurateur wants to find a more peaceful end for the tasty crustaceans.Maine-based seafood restaurant Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor is experimenting with cannabis to sedate lobsters before they are killed.Restaurant owner Charlotte Gill placed a test lobster she named Roscoe into a covered box with water at the bottom.She then had marijuana smoke blown into box for Roscoe to inhale.Later, Gill removed the bands on Roscoe's claws, and the lobster was allowed to roam free in the tank for nearly three weeks without any incidents of aggression.
the EUROPEAN commission has launched a study on how e-handelsgiganten Amazon using their data on traders, reports the Financial Times.According to the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, focusing the investigation, preliminary primarily on e-traders ' dual roles as a competitor, but also the host of the tredjepartshandlare, who sell goods on Amazon's site.Amazon's ceo Jeff Bezos said earlier this year that more than half of the goods sold by the Amazon comes from the tredjepartshandlare.the European companies used Amazon's services to export goods for over 5 billion, more than € 50 billion, last year.Read more: Amazon employees are being investigated for having sold secret customer data
Musk has cranked out ill-advised tweets, taunted his critics, failed to take Tesla private, and smoked a little pot.But Musk's behavior is mild compared to other legends of the car businessTesla CEO Elon Musk has never been a normal or predictable leader.You just don't undertake something so foolhardy and statistically improbable as creating a new American car company from scratch by sticking to the CEO script.Ever since his infamous go-private tweet broke, however, an alarming new element has been added to criticism of Musk.He should, therefore, be punished, perhaps by the SEC, certainly by the markets.
Bad news, classic Droid fans -- you won't get a chance to add a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard to your Moto Z phone after all.Lenovo's indie partner on the keyboard, a company called Livermorium, has decided to scrap the project.Though Livermorium raised over $160,000 in contributions on Indiegogo for its Livermorium Keyboard Slider, the company's latest update posted Wednesday (as spotted by XDA-developers) lays out a laundry list of reasons for the decision -- including a lack of interest from retailers, the relatively low popularity of Moto Z phones, issues with size and weight, and not having enough money to justify buying certain components in bulk.It does raise the question, though -- wasn't Lenovo/Motorola supposed to be helping its mod partners with these things?It certainly seemed like an officially endorsed project back when we tried the keyboard mod at CES 2018.That said, the prototypes we tried were still pretty awkward.
A group of MIT students who run the project "How to Generate (Almost) Anything" has allowed an artificial intelligence to use his skills in a number of areas.In one of their latest experiments made, the general maskinlärningsalgoritmen textgenrnn take up the new pizza recipe.This was achieved AI by studying the ingredients in the existing recipe for pizza from a food blogger and recepsajter and then made the AI take out new recipes.Later, a pizzeria back the new recipes which you can check out above.the Students say, however, that in some cases generated the AI absolutely crazy recipes where grundingredienser was missing.So potentially, one might have been able to get almost the same "good" result with a random number generator I guess.
Tor Project's own private mobile browser app is now available on Android.It can be installed via the Google Play store and the file extension for Android can be downloaded directly from Tor's website, VentureBeat reported.Tor originally stood for The Onion Router and is named for the method it uses to protect information sent over a network.When a Tor-enabled browser makes a request to download a webpage, the request is encrypted multiple times for a journey that detours through three servers known as relays."Tor aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information," the company said.It isn't the first Tor-enabled browser available for Android devices, VentureBeat notes.
Notorious short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research has filed a lawsuit against Tesla and Elon Musk.Left says Musk's "funding secured" tweet was merely a way to burn investors like him who were betting against Tesla's stock price.Watch Tesla trade in real-time here.Tesla is facing yet another lawsuit stemming from CEO Elon Musk's failed bid to take the electric-car maker private, this time from a notorious short seller Andrew Left.The founder of Citron Research alleged in a California court filing Thursday that Musk's "funding secured" tweet — which sent Tesla shares up 11% in a matter of hours — was sent simply to burn short sellers, who lost more than $3 billion during the stock's surge.Shares of Tesla fell roughly 3.8% off their intra-day highs following the filing of the suit, and are now little changed for the session.
In Linux Version 4.19, Linux’s developers had to deal with a hardware security bug, an issue that was particuarly frustrating becasue it was someone else’s bug.But Linux creator Linus Torvalds hopes that such incidents will be less common in the future.In the Linux development process, there is a two-week merge window for new code, then developers spend six to seven weeks looking for bugs.Usually, this process is not a big deal, Torvalds says.Most often, by the middle of the second week, bug-fixing ensues.[ Go deeper at InfoWorld: How to start your own bug-bounty program.
With Samsung working on bendy displays to put in flexible phones and even providing those screens to Chinese phonemakers to help grow the ecosystem, it’s clear a new era for smartphones is just around the corner.However, it seems like Nubia couldn’t wait that long, because at IFA 2018, the company released a frankly outrageous flexible screen device that looks like a smartwatch, but promises even more.But what may be the most ambitious thing about the Nubia-α—which the team behind it says was inspired by sci-fi—is that it isn’t just a concept.Nubia actually has plans to put this thing on sale sometime before the end of the year.The highlight feature of the Nubia-α is obviously its massive flexible display that wraps nearly halfway around its chunky segmented band.Nubia says this proprietary display was created to help reduce gadget fatigue by making available “all essential functions of a smartphone to the user at their fingertips.”
Forget everything you know about a cube being a 3D regular hexahedron with six identical square faces.Chinese tech giant Huawei is here to redefine the cube, and the first thing you need to know about its interpretation is that it's… round.Huawei unveiled the AI Cube on Friday at IFA, joining the ranks of phone makers turning their hands to crafting smart speakers.The Alexa-enabled home hub is a (currently, at least) Europe-only rival to Apple's HomePod, the Google Home and the OG Alexa speaker, Amazon's very own Echo.We can argue until we're blue in the face about whether Huawei would have been better off naming the AI Cube the "AI Cylinder," the "AI Colonnade" or the "AI Barrel With A Tapered Bit At The Top," but what does it actually do?The premise is simple: It combines a 4G router with smart home assistant support from Alexa (that's the AI bit) and, of course, a regular speaker.
Motorola says you can expect an update to Android Pie “soon” after launch.The Motorola One and One Power have finally been announced, coming a few months after we first got wind of the series.And as the name implies, the new phones are part of the Android One program.The two phones share virtually identical designs, including a wide notch, slight chin, a dual camera setup on the back, and rear fingerprint scanner.Buy the standard Motorola One and you’ll be getting a Snapdragon 625 chipset and 5.99-inch HD+ display (19:9).Opt for the Motorola One Power and you’ll get a more capable Snapdragon 636 processor and a slightly larger, 6.2-inch full HD+ display (19:9).
At Drake's concert at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, the air was filled with more than just the roar of 18,000 fans.There were also 88 micro drones flying around the rapper during two songs in his two-hour show, synched up with his tracks Elevate and Look Alive.They hovered around with bright lights, changing colors from red to blue to white, like a swarm of large fireflies twinkling above the rapper.The elaborate choreography was coordinated between Drake's production team and Verity Studios, a Swiss company that boasts investments from Sony and Kitty Hawk, the flying car startup from Google's founder Larry Page."With the current technology that we have, Drake is as good as it gets," said Rafaello D'Andrea, the founder of Verity Studios.The drones use an indoor GPS system mapped out by their own Kedge Localization Unit -- think a small central satellite scanning every corner of a room and sending coordinates to the drones.
Another is that long delays while waiting for the transaction to clear can be the difference between winning and losing in such a volatile market.A Bitcoin futures and options exchange called Deribit has introduced the Deribit Perpetual, a trading product that tracks the Bitcoin price while enabling cost-effective and efficient trading.The company claims its trading platform is able to handle thousands of order requests per second, with a transaction speed of around only a few milliseconds per order.“We now have an enormously flexible distributed infrastructure, where server nodes can be easily added.Every trading book is replicated on multiple nodes, so if a single node would fail others are standing by to take over.”The Perpetual product tracks the Bitcoin price and allows traders to take positions without exchanging any Bitcoin.
It turns out you don’t need to shell out a couple of hundred dollars extra to enjoy frame synchronizing support with Nvidia’s G-Sync — you can simply force your Nvidia card to run Freesync instead.You will need an AMD card or chip (like an APU) of some description to make it work, but once you have the hardware in place, the process for getting Freesync working is relatively painless.Of the two frame-syncing technologies, Freesync is the more open and affordable standard, with G-Sync monitors often requiring extra expenditure to enjoy the feature.However, typically you need an AMD graphics card to run it and as great as those cards can be, the best graphics cards are almost all Nvidia branded.Fortunately, a new workaround to give you the best of both worlds has been discovered.Redditor Survfate was the first to post up the full guide on how to do it, showing that it was possible to get Freesync running on a GTX 1060 graphics card.
"When my colleague returned he directed the attendee to me as the most qualified person to answer the question.""In a day, I could be developing new client strategies, visiting customers and presenting solutions, speaking at events for internal enablement sessions for my co-workers or teaching the fundamentals of coding."And while technology has changed, as has the same issues I did when I first joined the workforce 13 years ago, including the lack of female representation and ongoing gender bias."It gives me hope that opportunities for women in a male-dominated industry will increase in the near future."He is a great sounding board, frequently supports my decisions, however is not afraid to challenge me in a way that helps me learn and develop.""It’s these relationships that have assisted my career aspirations and I am so grateful for their support.
In any case, the intelligent systems we currently call “AI” are going to be making increasingly important decisions for us and about us over the next generation.These capabilities will evolve alongside what we currently call the Internet of Things — a web of sensors and other devices collecting data about individuals and their physical environment.As a pedestrian of the future walks down a city street, there will be enough accumulated and real-time data about that person in various databases – consumer, employment, health and medical, social media, location, and so on – that a remarkably granular and predictive profile will emerge, usable for any number of purposes.Given a suitable infrastructure, the groundwork will have been laid for personalized sensory enhancements of the environment as well as an endless stream of immediately relevant content, much of it locked to physical locations.Today we have the smartphone.It has served as a ubiquitous and powerful connected platform that some innovators have exploited to create the first wave of consumer-focused augmented reality (AR) apps.
In a strange turn of events, mobile, console and PC gamers will soon all use the same controller – Microsoft’s Xbox One gamepad.News came today that Android Pie, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, will fix a longstanding issue that incorrectly mapped the Xbox One’s buttons and prevented gamers from using Microsoft’s gamepad with their Android devices.Theoretically, this problem could’ve been fixed two years ago (when Microsoft first put Bluetooth inside the Xbox One S gamepads), but it wasn’t until this week that Google's top engineers finally figured out how to get the phone and the controller to play nice.This is particularly exciting news for fans of the first-person shooter and battle royale genres on mobile who have been using third-party gamepads to get an edge over their opponents.While Fortnite Mobile's developers haven't confirmed the exact timing that the game will support the new input mappings, a representative from Epic Games has told CNET that it will support the Xbox gamepad "sometime in the future".That being said, Google has marked the mapping issue resolved in the latest batch of code, which means support for Microsoft's gamepad should be available on the phones running Android Pie – namely, the Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and Essential Phone – starting today.
When Alibaba reported its earnings yesterday, the cloud data got a bit buried in other stories, but it’s worth pointing out that its cloud business grew 93 percent in the most recent quarter to $710 million.That’s down a smidgen from the gaudy triple digit growth of last report, but their market share has doubled in just two years, and they are growing fast.As John Dinsdale, principal analyst at Synergy Research, a firm that keeps a close eye on the cloud market points out, the dip in growth is all about the law of large numbers.Alibaba couldn’t sustain triple digit growth for long.“Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform have recently seen similar reductions in growth rates, and if you go back far enough in time, AWS did too.The key thing is that the market for cloud infrastructure services is now very big, yet is still growing by 50% per year — and the leading players are either maintaining or growing their market share,” he said.