Members of the Google Brain team today launched the TensorBoard API to allow people training AI models to create visualizations of training as it happens.As part of the effort, the TensorBoard dashboard also got an upgrade.TensorBoard has been part of TensorFlow since it was open-sourced by Google in 2015.“However, in the absence of reusable APIs, adding new visualizations to TensorBoard was prohibitively difficult for anyone outside of the TensorFlow team, leaving out a long tail of potentially creative, beautiful and useful visualizations that could be built by the research community,” software engineers Chi Zeng and Justine Tunney wrote in a Google Research blog post.“To allow the creation of new and useful visualizations, we announce the release of a consistent set of APIs that allows developers to add custom visualization plugins to TensorBoard.”To test out plugins, Google made the Greeter plugin, which collects and displays greetings during model runs.
Is Microsoft “the only [company] doing serious innovating with Linux?” That’s Jessie Frazelle’s contention.And yet it does suggest a very possible future where Microsoft doesn’t merely accept a peaceful coexistence with Linux, but instead enthusiastically embraces it as a key to its future.The days of “Linux is a cancer” Ballmerisms of 2001 have faded.Indeed, when I asked Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin how far down the list of contributors Microsoft currently sits, he told me Microsoft is currently the 47th largest contributor.Yes, Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation last year as a Platinum member, but that’s not innovation.Heck, the first sponsor of the Open Source Business Conference, which I started in 2004 and ran for 10 years?
Many of us have been tempted by the record player revival and the return of vinyl to the mainstream has led young and old to consider buying a turntable.If you only want something for a bit of easy listening, consider an entry level turntable.A record player is a turntable that also includes built-in speakers, so you don't need your own Hi-Fi or sound set up.Direct drive turntables spin the disk using a motor directly attached to the spinning surface.For between £100 and £300 you will start to find more premium builds, usually with metal bodies and often including USB connectivity.For £300 or more, expect builds for music lovers such as acrylic bodies or heavy builds for use on more advanced mixing techniques.
“Sorry I’m dressed like this—I just came from work,” Cole Escola said recently, from the stage of Joe’s Pub.Behind him, a row of women’s wigs lined a piano.Escola, a star of the alt-cabaret scene, is thirty, but he could pass for a cherubic grade schooler, which makes his comedic knife even sharper.(In Bridget Everett’s show “Rock Bottom,” he played a fetus pleading not to be aborted.)In his new act, “Help!I’m Stuck,” which continues on Sept. 18 and other dates this fall, he tells the audience that his father played the trumpet, adding, “It’s so neat what you can learn about a person from reading their obituary.”
“Not enough depth” is the key criticism I leveled at Obsidian’s evil-hearted RPG last year, and it’s continued to bother me.But with the lack of any companion quests, the paltry number of locations, the way the game railroads you into an ending, and the completely unsatisfactory cliffhanger that constituted said ending, an expansion is sorely needed.Those who’ve already played and finished Tyranny should feel a sinking feeling in their stomachs after that note though.No, Bastard’s Wound doesn’t flesh out the end of the game (where it was most needed) nor does it really accommodate returning players.It’s a pretty interesting setup, as the Oldwalls play a big part in Tyranny’s lore but didn’t feature very heavily in the base game.You’ll have to decide what to do with the village and its occupants, and then are able to explore what’s essentially a medium-sized dungeon area with lots of combat.
Hurricane Irma has been declared the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, and has struck the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua as it moves towards the continental United States (The Guardian).Forecasters predict storm surges and flooding to follow in the hurricane's wake, and it's currently thought that the storm could cross the entire length of Florida.The USA's tech industry has been near-unanimous in condemning the Trump administration's repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (WIRED).Microsoft and Apple are offering the most full-throated defense of "Dreamers" – around 800,000 undocumented individuals who have been in the US since they were young and registered with the federal government to get work permits.Nissan has shown off its new 2018 Leaf electric car, which promises a 400km driving range on a single charge of its 40kWh battery (The Verge).In this third instalment of the contest, the company says: "The competition will focus on a single criterion – maximum speed.
Det sociala nätverket Facebook har nu rullat ut sin satsning på eget videoinnehåll till alla användare i USA, skriver Techcrunch.Funktionen Watch finns på mobilappen, desktop-sajten och tv-apparna, och låter tittarna prenumerera på och utforska serier.Läs även: Innehållskriget: Tv och film är techbolagens nya guldÄn så länge är det främst dokusåpor som finns tillgängliga, eftersom de är billiga att producera och inte kräver manus, skriver Techcrunch.Men för att på riktigt utmana Youtube och Netflix behöver Facebook gå upp ett snäpp i kvalitet.Ett tecken på att det är ambitionen finns i sci-fi-filmen Lost Memories, enligt sajten.
Microsoft’s sleek, elegant Modern Keyboard looks as good as its feels, with pleasingly clickable keys, a bevy of dedicated Windows keys and an ace up its sleeve: a built-in fingerprint reader.Rechargeable, with an advertised four months between chargesThe Microsoft Modern Keyboard makes a striking first impression with its super-slim profile (just a shade over 19 millimeters) and its small footprint (about 16.6 x 4.4 inches).The steel-gray chassis represents quite a departure from those chunky black Microsoft keyboards of old, instead, bearing a striking resemblance to Apple’s Magic Keyboard, right down to its hefty $130 sticker price.Connecting the Modern Keyboard to a Windows 10 machine is a breeze (sorry, Apple users; neither MacOS nor iOS are supported, nor is Android or any earlier Windows versions).Just connect the keyboard with the included USB cable, and Windows will automatically pair the keyboard via Bluetooth.
Elokuun lopussa Yhdysvaltain Texasin ja Louisianan osavaltioihin iskenyt hurrikaani Harvey toi mukanaan valtavat tulvat, joiden jälkiä korjataan pitkään.Hirmumyrskyn aiheuttamien tuhojen määrää on vielä vaikea arvioida.Jos arvio pitää paikkansa, Harvey vie vuonna 2005 riehuneen hirmumyrsky Katrinan paikan Yhdysvaltain tuhoisimpana myrskynä.Katrinan tuhot maksoivat 160 miljardia dollaria (134 miljardia euroa).AccuWeather perustelee muita synkempää ennustettaan sillä, että useissa muissa arvioissa lukuisat välilliset tappiot, kuten kylmäketjujen katkeamisen myötä pilalle menneet ruuat, on jätetty huomiotta.AccuWeatherin pääjohtaja Joel Myers uskoo Harveyn ainakin puolittavan Yhdysvaltojen loppuvuodeksi ennustetun talouskasvun, heikentävän bruttokansantuotteen kasvua ja viivyttävän Yhdysvaltain keskuspankin mahdollisia aikeita tehdä korkomuutoksia.
800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales are to get free solar panels as part of a major new government scheme.The £1bn project will see renewable energy company Solarplicity partner with social housing providers to install the panels on their housing stock.Solarplicity say that the panels could save home owners an average of £240 per year on their energy bill.The scheme will see 100,000 homes receive the panels in the first 18 months with the plan to then install the remaining panels within the next five years.This is by far and away the largest renewable energy scheme of its kind in the UK and has recently received £160m of capital expenditure from the Dutch company Maas Capital.While the overall aim of the scheme is to help those that suffer from fuel poverty, Solarplicity says it will be able to make back its money.
Jack Daniel’s is connecting food and its intricate cocktails drink in a new content series created in conjunction with media tech firm Oath and media agency Spark Foundry.A new microsite is set to showcase the many ways one can serve up the beverage, with recipes from Olly Bird at Zelman Meats that will be run across the Oath publisher ecosystem.As per the partnership, Jack Daniel’s will look to reinforce its 150 year heritage and its alluring food and drink pairings on the site.Further to that, the campaign will feature on specially-created editorial articles for HuffPost UK as well as branded content across its mobile in-app and video distribution platforms and Xbox LIVE homepages.Ffion Fitzgerald, marketing manager of Jack Daniel’s UK, said: “Launching a microsite has given us the opportunity to speak to a wider audience about our heritage in drink, food and music which are a big part of the culture in Tennessee and something Mr Jack himself was proud of.“Through engaging and interactive content, we hope to educate consumers on the versatility and accessibility of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, whilst reminding the UK of its authentic place in pop culture.”
How can you tell that I'm old?This is why I was so eager to try "Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition," the $30 version of the game for the new Nintendo Switch console.I thought, perhaps, this version would strike the perfect compromise:Because the Switch is a TV games console, it uses a traditional joystick setup, the kind I'm very accustomed to.And because you can detach the Switch from the TV, I can take it on the go.Well, the game met my expectations, and actually exceeded them.
About half of vaccines today go to waste because of mismanagement of the supply chain, while inefficiencies in that chain make up an estimated 80 percent of a vaccine’s costs, Statwig Sid Chakravarthy tells me.Statwig, based in Singapore and India, recently graduated from Singaporean hardware accelerator Airmaker, whose latest cohort focused on digital health and smart city technology.Early last year, social media and news outlets in China were abuzz with the revelation that a number of vaccines deployed in the country from 2011 onwards were found being used past their expiration date and not properly refrigerated.A few months later, Indonesia was rocked by the news that fake vaccines had made it into the country’s hospitals and pharmacies.Blockchain helps keep records intact and immutable due to the decentralized nature of the tech.The startup embeds the tech into the packaging so the products are monitored all the way to customers, who can be hospitals, NGOs, and so on.
Stanford University grad Alexandre Robicquet is a researcher in machine vision who works in the lab of Google X founder Sebastian Thrun.But he’s also helping front a new Yves Saint Laurent ad campaign, with his face — and profession — popping up in posters and photoshoots.The campaign itself is for a new fragrance dubbed Y, and in a 30-second TV spot posted online today, Robicquet is seen riding a motorbike, delivering some sort of talk to a rapturous audience, and, yes, even doing a bit of coding.Even the slogan is AI-appropriate: “Everything starts with a why.”Robicquet is actually one of three faces fronting the new campaign, alongside rapper Loyle Carner and sculptor David Alexander Flinn.Of course, no one is saying he was chosen for the role just because he works in AI, and at the end of the day he is only one guy.
Now that contactless card payments have overtaken coins and paper in popularity at the counter, cash is no longer king.Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that the C of E has chosen to ditch the traditional collection plates for far more modern methods including static contactless donation terminals and handheld machines that can be passed around the pews.Over the last 18 months the masses truly have converted from cash to card, but while retailers, retail services companies and even religious institutions are all bending the knee at the altar of the contactless card, I’m reluctant to believe the hype.With cash seemingly on the out, why would the convenience-obsessed consumer want to continue carrying a wallet or purse simply to keep their plastic cards safe - especially when considering the emergence of mobile payment and wearable device payment technologies.With public transport, parking meter and toll-point operators making it easier to pay by mobile apps and contactless means, we may be witnessing more than the extinction of cold hard cash, but the relegation of the wallet too.While rise of card and decline of cash payments makes for ground-breaking news, it is in part attributed to the increase of contactless-enabled cards provided to consumers by the card-issuers.
Smart home manufacturer Netatmo today announced upcoming Apple HomeKit compatibility for its Presence outdoor security camera and Welcome indoor security camera.That means the D-Link Omna won't be the only camera around that lets you view a live video feed with a simple Siri command.It also means you'll be able to access your Netatmo camera's settings from Apple's Home app – as well as create custom scenes and automations with your other HomeKit-enabled devices.The $200 Welcome (£155 and AU$250 at the current exchange rate) is an indoor cam with advanced facial recognition capabilities.Scan the faces of your friends and family members and the Welcome will let you know when it sees a familiar face -- or someone else.The $300, £230, AU$380 Presence is an outdoor camera that replaces an existing wired floodlight camera.
Programmen blir ”fetare”, helt enkelt.Men på senare år har det vänt till viss del.Anledningen är att enheter med mindre kapacitet, som smartmobiler, används allt mer.Koppla det till en ambition att använda så lika utvecklings- och driftsmiljöer som möjligt för alla olika typer av enheter, allt från små IoT-prylar till stora servrar, så får man problem.De färdiga programmen blir för omfångsrika för de minsta enheterna.Det här är en stor anledning bakom ett Microsoftprojekt som heter IL Linker.
General Mills' defeat illustrates one of branding's trickiest tasksIt’s bad enough for General Mills that Americans have been losing interest in breakfast cereal for the past decade or more, but the brand got more bad news last week when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rejected its application to trademark the use of yellow on Cheerios boxes.The problem for the packaged-foods giant wasn’t so much that consumers didn’t recognize Cheerios’ famous yellow box; it was that too many other cereals were already using yellow on their boxes.Shoppers who are “accustomed to seeing numerous brands from different sources offered in yellow packaging are unlikely to be conditioned to perceive yellow packaging as an indicator of a unique source,” wrote Judge Anthony R. Masiello in his decision.“Rather, they are more likely to view yellow packaging simply as eye-catching ornamentation customarily used for the packaging of breakfast cereals generally.”The lack of legal protection for a yellow box probably won’t rob Cheerios of sales it was going to make anyway, but the ruling did squash two long years of legal efforts by General Mills’ attorneys to secure the trademark.
Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.Här är Confederates senaste skrythoj.Motorcykelföretaget Confederate ska snart byta namn till Curtiss Motorcycles.Det nya namnet kommer från motorcykelpionjären Glenn Curtiss.Men innan bytet av företagsnamn ska Confederate hedras, och det med en smäll.
When Ford announced its intention to build hybrid variants of both the F-150 and Mustang, enthusiasts were a bit surprised at Ford's decision to electrify these two vehicles specifically.But they're only the beginning, and additional mainstream electrified vehicles are coming along for the ride.Four Ford Motor Company vehicles -- the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC -- are set to receive hybrid variants in 2019, Automotive News reports, citing sources "with knowledge of Ford's product plans."The Expedition and Navigator will be traditional hybrids, whereas the Escape and MKC will get a plug-in hybrid drivetrain for additional EV-only range.All these cars, along with the aforementioned F-150 and Mustang, are part of Ford's plan to electrify 13 different models over the next five years.When the Mustang hybrid arrives in 2020, it should offer up similar power to a V8, but the addition of an electric motor should provide even more torque than what's currently on tap.