Microsoft has made available a beta version of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own.The software, which is available on GitHub, recreates conditions like shadows, reflections and other potentially confusing real-world conditions in a highly detailed, highly realistic virtual environment – without the risk of the real thing.Microsoft says that it hopes to help the democratization of robotics with the move, which will assist individuals, researchers and companies with testing of systems that would otherwise be impossible, or too resource-intensive for them to do on their own.Why test drones and other self-navigating devices in a virtual world instead of the real one?Mainly because simulated testing is vastly more affordable when part of your process is encouraging learning self-navigating software to distinguish between things like shadows and solid, dark-colored walls.If you ask a drone with an advanced onboard brain to fly into something that might be solid or might be immaterial, you could end up with a very smashed, very expensive failure.
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For Google, recognizing objects in photos is no longer a challenge.See Google Photos for proof.The next challenge is video.There s more data to deal with, and videos are simply harder to summarize than images.Not that Google is alone here — Facebook, Snap, and Twitter have also been working to analyze video content.But Google s YouTube has long been called the world s second-largest search engine — second only to Google Search.While text can help Google return YouTube search results, the raw content of the video itself is not generally taken into consideration.A few months ago, Google gave a big gift to the research community: the YouTube 8M data set.Perhaps not coincidentally, today Google updated that data set.
Stop and thinkUnpaid bills, important control data, and the hacked accounts tend to fill us with a ångestladdad "what have I now?"-sense.Ask yourself why a company, organisation or authority may wish to contact you.most professional operations have dedicated writers, marketers or copywriters who write e-mail and sms-mailing.Many false dispatches often adopt a assertive, encouraged and alarmistisk tonnes to catch your attention.And even if the decepticon language has been cut significantly in recent years tend small mistakes still slip through.
There was a palpable energy in downtown San Fracisco today as hundreds of tech workers from LinkedIn, Cisco, Apple and other tech companies came together to talk about the plight of the American immigrant under our current administration.The Ninth Circuit Court has thwarted those efforts so far, though Trump plans to appeal that decision.Meanwhile, many legal citizens, green card holders and even those born here have faced scrutiny at the border.And here in Silicon Valley, that ban and other efforts against immigrants have a greater impact on tech and the economy.Immigrants have been instrumental in building up some of the world s largest tech companies and Silicon Valley feeds on a constant flow of brain power and innovation from people coming from all over the world.However, Trump is expected to soon take steps to overhaul the rules for the H-1B visa program, a specialized type of visa given to highly skilled workers, nearly half of which go to those working in Silicon Valley.
During the heady days of Arrow's fourth season, I made many enemies.I stepped into the crosshairs of that passion when I wrote an article titled "For Arrow To Survive, Olicity Must Die."Then I turned the hyperbole up a notch by penning "Arrow Is Dead And Olicity Killed It" when Laurel Lance was killed, apparently to make even more room for Olicity.Arrow is back in fighting shape, after all.And I'm doing a happy little dance on Olicity's grave.After all, one of the key reasons why the show has improved so much between Season 4 and Season 5 is that the showrunners took my advice.
Snapchat has announced a deal with a US media company to make its first original series for its Shows platform.The picture-sharing app’s parent company, Snap Inc, has partnered with New York-based A E Networks to create the unscripted series, to be called “Second Chance”.Snapchat Shows already has agreements with networks such as NBC and ESPN to produce video content for the app, and this week it struck a deal with the BBC to produce six episodes for the platform based on Planet Earth II.But “Second Chance”, which brings emotional ex-boyfriends and girlfriends face-to-face to talk about how their relationships broke down, will be its first original show.Watch David Cameron says 'I'll be back' in Snapchat with Arnold Schwarzenegger 00:22The series will be available to Snapchat users in the UK, US, Australia and Canada, and it will feature eight weekly episodes, starting in April.
Talia Goldberg invests in internet and software businesses from the Bessemer Ventures Partners San Francisco office.She is particularly interested in marketplaces, mobile video, self-serve software platforms, networked communities and real estate tech.How to join the networkJeremy Levine is a partner at Bessemer Ventures Partners.His investments have included Yelp, Shopify, LinkedIn, Mindbody and Pinterest.How to join the network
Over 150 start-up company looking to Sting's incubator program, Sting Incubate each year, and 10-12 of them are adopted.the Companies selected to the first round of the 2017, Medicheck, offers posts as specialists on the net, Beleco, which is a marketplace for the rental of the furniture, the CE analysis service CE-Check, H Solutions, which develops communications systems to improve road safety and Local Life, which develops technology that lets neighbors get in touch with each other.the Companies participating in the program have the opportunity to receive 300,000 kronor by Propel Capital, the investment company that solely invests in Sting companies."We will launch three Sting Incubate-the batches in 2017, with 3-5 companies per round.In this year's first batch, there are five exciting companies from five different industries, all with a strong team and innovative business ideas which will fill a great need in the market.Several have the potential to be disruptiva in their respective areas," says Karin Ruiz, business coach at Sting in a press release.
WASHINGTON AP — The Latest on the lawsuit involving President Donald Trump's executive order restraining immigration all times EST :A federal appellate court has scheduled telephone oral arguments for Tuesday afternoon in a lawsuit over President Trump's travel and refugee ban.Both sides face a Monday afternoon deadline to file court motions.Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court judge's stay on President Donald Trump's immigration order.The 23-page filing was signed by AGs from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.They say it also disrupts education and medical services and violates First Amendment-protected religious liberties.
Online services mostly back after HPE team installs new SANUpdated HPE's crack repair squad has laboured for over four days to replace kit at Australia's Taxation Office, with no guarantee that the Office's online services would be back online come Monday.HPE and the Australian Taxation Office's ATO's troubles started in mid-December 2016, when some ATO services went offline The ATO named HPE 3Par storage units as the source of the problem, which resulted in data loss, thankfully not of taxpayer data.HPE eventually came out of the woodwork to say the problem probably wouldn't manifest with other 3PAR rigs and the services impacted by the outage limped back into service, just in time for Australia to disappear to the beach for most of January.We also missed that a couple of weekends were dedicated to planned outages that gave the ATO time to conduct more repairs.Things seem to have taken a turn for the worse, hoewver, as on Thursday February 2nd ATO's Systems Update page was forced to post anew, revealing that The ATO is experiencing issues relating to the hardware faults that occurred in December.
Tesla Motors on pudottanut nimestään pois Motors-sanan.Yhtiö on nyt Tesla Inc.Nimenmuutos kertoo uutistoimisto Reutersin mukaan siitä, että Tesla suuntaa nyt pelkästä autonvalmistajasta monipuoliseksi energiatuotteiden valmistajaksi.Viime lokakuussa Teslan toimitusjohtaja Elon Musk julkisti aurinkopaneelien tapaan toimivat kattotiilet, jotka korvaisivat erillisen aurinkopaneelin.Järjestelmään kuuluu myös Solarcityn valmistama Powerwall-akkujärjestelmä, joka varastoi sähköä aiempaa tehokkaammin.Teslan Eurooppaan tulevaa akkutehdasta havitellaan myös Suomeen.
Final Fantasy is anything but - since 1987, the venerated JRPG series has seen 15 core games and more than 40 spin-offs and side stories, and it's not done yet.To mark the series' 30th anniversary, publisher Square-Enix has unveiled plans for a year of celebrations.A reveal of new key art for Final Fantasy VII Remake is exciting for players who've been waiting 20 years for the fan-favourite entry to get the upgrade treatment, but would be more so with any actual information on when the game will see release.Despite plans for the game to be released episodically, it will significantly expand on the original PlayStation game.A high-definition upgrade of the PS2 original, this will include remastered audio and video alongside an improved character progression system that had previously only been available on the Japanese release.There's better news on the release front here, with Zodiac Age set to arrive on PS4 on July 11.
Although we can't feel it, we're in a constant state of motion.The Earth spins at 1,600 km/h while orbiting the Sun at 100,000 km/h; the Sun orbits the Milky Way at 850,000 km/h; and the Milky Way moves in time with the expanding Universe at a staggering 630 km per second.Scientists had assumed a dense region of the Universe called the Great Attractor, made of clusters of galaxies 150 million light-years from the Milky Way, was pulling the galaxy through space.Astronomers later suggested an area of more than two dozen rich clusters, called the Shapley Concentration 600 million light-years beyond the Great Attractor, was to blame.Now, researchers led by professor Yehuda Hoffman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem report that our galaxy is not just being pulled, it's also being pushed.In a study in the journal Nature Astronomy, the team describes a previously unknown region in our extragalactic neighbourhood, largely devoid of galaxies, which exerts a repelling force on the Milky Way as well as Andromeda.
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Animals, like humans, communicate in lots of different ways.One of those ways, in animals as in humans, involves urinating on one another.Well, not right on one another, since the fish are in the water.Scientists at the Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Bern wondered whether cichlids were peeing simply because they had to, or as a means of communicating aggression.It turns out that angry cichlids let out some pee to tell one another they re pissed.Fish literally have pissing contests.
Microsoft s market capitalization topped US$500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant s stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street s expectations.Shares of the world s biggest software company rose as much as 2.1 per cent to US$65.64, an all-time high, in early trading, valuing the company at US$510.37 billion.The last time Microsoft was valued more was in March 2000, during the heyday of the dotcom era, when it had a market value of a little above US$550 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.Despite the gains, Microsoft still lags Apple s market capitalization of about US$642 billion and Google-parent Alphabet s market value of a little more than US$570 billion.Microsoft reported second-quarter results on Thursday that beat analysts average estimate for both revenue and profit, mainly due to its fast-growing cloud computing business.The company s profit and revenue have now topped Wall Street s expectations in seven of the last eight quarters.
Tesla has sued former Autopilot program manager Sterling Anderson, alleging that he stole company information and tried to recruit other employees to join a competing venture in collaboration with Chris Urmson, the former head of Google s self-driving car project.In a lawsuit filed today in California, Tesla lists six complaints against Anderson that basically all revolve around him allegedly breaking his contract and soliciting other Tesla employees to join him.Urmson and Aurora Innovation, the autonomous-drive company the two appear to have been trying to form together, are also named as defendants in the suit.Tesla s meritless lawsuit reveals both a startling paranoia and an unhealthy fear of competition, Anderson told Jalopnik.This abuse of the legal system is a malicious attempt to stifle a competitor and destroy personal reputations.Aurora looks forward to disproving these false allegations in court and to building a successful self-driving business.
United Nations staff are demonstrating in Geneva this afternoon to demand the ousting of Francis Gurry, the controversial boss of the World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO .The collective action of staff associations in calling for the removal of a UN agency head is certainly irregular, but Gurry's reign at WIPO has been peppered by irregularities.The director general has been embroiled in controversy ever since he sacked the previous head of WIPO's staff council, Moncef Kateb, after Kateb blew the whistle on the bizarre behaviour of the patent boss and his transfer of computer equipment to Iran and North Korea in apparent breach of UN Security Council sanctions.Subsequently, Gurry attempted to cement his hold on the UN's global IP group by getting rid of its staff council.The civil servants' trade union FICSA condemned the move, and in a message to members today explained how it "convened a very fruitful round table" in December with its CCISUA colleagues to discuss the shambles at WIPO.They discussed the results of an OIOS investigation report, obtained by The Register, which investigated allegations of illegal activity and found Gurry had not behaved entirely properly.
But now SpaceX appears to be close to maximizing performance of the Falcon 9 rocket.Musk confirmed that SpaceX will make one more major improvement to its Falcon 9 rocket, which he's calling "Block 5."In a in late 2015, he provided a little bit more information about this Block 5 version, saying it will increase performance enough, such that a launch like EchoStar 23 could attempt a landing and be designed for easy reuse.