The round was led by new investor Sofina — an investor in Flipkart-owned fashion site Myntra among others — and existing backers Burda and Sequoia India.The company started out in Thailand in 2015 when it was founded by Ankiti Bose (CEO) and Dhruv Kapoor (CTO).Bose, a former analyst with Sequoia India and McKinsey, had the idea of bringing traditional sellers online after visiting Bangkok and marveling at the rich variety of fashion items being sold at street markets.Now, however, the company has risen above online sales to a position as a platform that caters to merchants, retailers and brands for both B2C and B2B sales.That’s been enabled by an early focus on providing basic services for retailers beyond just an online storefront.We noted when we first wrote about Zilingo that the company offered a seller management tool which handled processes like inventory management, stock and sales for small retailers who might not already be digital.
Researchers from the University of Extremadura (Spain) have developed a methodology that allows us to know the properties of hams and whole loins using magnetic resonance imaging, the same non-invasive technique used in medicine.The method has already been made available to the meat industry.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used in medicine to look at organs and structures inside the human body.Now researchers from IProCar - the Meat and Meat Products Institute - of the University of Extremadura have applied this same technology, based on the non-invasive use of magnets and radio waves, for something very different: to know the characteristics of Iberian hams and loins without need to destroy them.Once the images are taken, the scientists analyze them with computer vision algorithms and extract numerical values on which, in turn, they apply statistical methods.In this way, the quality characteristics of meat products can be predicted.
After rocketing to a $250 million valuation in 2015 amid a massive hype cycle for on-demand companies, on-demand startup Shyp is shutting down today.The company is ending operations immediately after, like many on-demand companies, struggling to find a scalable model beyond its launching point in San Francisco.The thesis at the time was pretty sound: look at a strip mall, and see which businesses can come to you first.Today, there are only a few left standing, with Postmates, Instacart and DoorDash among the most prominent ones.“At the time, I approached everything I did as an engineer,” Gibbon wrote.“Rather than change direction, I tasked the team with expanding geographically and dreaming up innovative features and growth tactics to further penetrate the consumer market.
It could be a bat using echolocation to expertly navigate in the dark, or an octopus quickly adapting its behavior to survive in the deep ocean.Likewise, in the computer science world, multiple forms of artificial intelligence are emerging - different networks each trained to excel in a different task.And as will be presented today at the 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), cognitive neuroscientists increasingly are using those emerging artificial networks to enhance their understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems, the human brain."They have a complex system made of components - for one, it's called neurons and for the other, it's called units - and we are doing experiments to try to determine what those components calculate."In Oliva's work, which she is presenting at the CNS symposium, neuroscientists are learning much about the role of contextual clues in human image recognition.By using "artificial neurons" - essentially lines of code, software - with neural network models, they can parse out the various elements that go into recognizing a specific place or object.
Top marks to the folks over at WinFuture, because only a few days after revealing most of the key specs of the Huawei P20 Pro, they're back with a full rundown of everything you could possibly want to know about the standard Huawei P20 phone as well.As detailed by WinFuture, the upcoming Huawei P20 flagship is going to come with two rear cameras rather than the three found around the back of the Huawei P20 pro, and is also going to make do without the IP67 certification of the more expensive model (so keep it out of the washing up bowl).The 5.8-inch screen uses LCD technology rather than the OLED of the Pro model, though the resolution – 2240 x 1080 pixels – remains the same.That means there's a slightly higher pixel density on the standard Huawei P20, because the display is smaller.As for that rear camera, we're looking at 20 MP and 12 MP lenses, according to WinFuture's sources.One of those sensors is going to have an aperture of f/1.6, which should improve low light performance – we'll have to wait and see what photography tricks Huawei has put in the P20.
chronological feed, but it’s a start.The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service announced in June 2016 that its feed would be curated by an algorithm, rather than merely appearing in chronological order, and that move proved unpopular with many users.Thursday that it is tweaking its algorithm to help ensure that newer posts appear closer to the top, writing, “With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about.So, if your best friend shares a selfie from her vacation in Australia, it will be waiting for you when you wake up.”In addition, Instagram began testing a “New Posts” button, which enables users to choose when to refresh their feeds, instead of the feed refreshing automatically.Instagram said it made this change in response to user complaints about being unexpectedly bumped to the top when their feeds refresh.
Nissan's Leaf is about to cast the town of Namie, Japan in a new light.The Japanese automaker will use batteries from used electric cars in tandem with a series of solar panels to power new streetlights in the town, which is in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo.The installation, dubbed "Reborn Light," is being viewed not just as a public works project, but also as a restorative modern art installation of sorts.The angular, minimalist lights operate off-grid, with no need to run additional cables.Their bases contain used cells from Nissan Leaf hatchbacks whose batteries have outlived their useful lifespan for powering an automobile.A prototype of the new outdoor lighting will be tested at Nissan's 4R Energy Corporation affiliate this weekend, with plans for a full-scale rollout in fiscal 2018.
As a kid growing up in the ’80s, I was no stranger to the family-friendly casual dining establishment.Both my parents worked, and they rarely felt like cooking after a long, hard day.As I became independent and found myself working long days, the sit-down chain restaurant was, again, the place to go.What a fantastic meal.” I was certainly full and satisfied, but it was about spending quality time with family and friends.People are still going out to eat—in fact, dining out is on the rise—but casual dining is on the decline.Millennials are everyone’s favorite scapegoat, but they’re also the focus of every marketer’s desire.
It’s not every day that Oracle’s billionaire founder, chairman and CTO Larry Ellison launches a new business, but such is the case today.Sensei, a new L.A.-based wellness brand that will focus first on developing hydroponic farms and later .well, details are scant, but they’re coming soon, we’re told.Ellison, who we presume is funding the effort, co-founded the company with his longtime friend, David Agus, a prolific author and professor of medicine at USC where he is, notably, the founding director of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.There, says Gruneberg, the Sensei team will be focusing not on yield per acre but nutrition per acre, a selling point for the fruits and vegetables it plans to sell to restaurants and retailers under the brand Sensei Farms.Though hydroponic farms aren’t necessarily known for cultivating fruits and vegetables that are any less nutritious than their conventional counterparts, by increasing the concentration of nutrients in the hydroponic medium, growers can increase the nutritional content of their vegetables.
The Ataribox has been fascinating gamers ever since it was first announced.Seemingly part retro console and part modern platform, the Ataribox is still shrouded in mystery.We appear to be getting closer to the date that Atari will give the system an official reveal, as today, it’s been given a proper name: Atari VCS.Atari has the VCS on-hand this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where it’s also revealing the two controllers that will be available with the system.You can see these controllers below – one modeled after modern gamepads and another that takes the form of the classic Atari joystick.Something for everyone, in other words, with the joystick becoming a necessary component of the system when you consider that the VCS will play retro Atari games.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers have taken a key step toward helping wildlife coexist more safely with wind power generation by demonstrating the success of an impact detection system that uses vibration sensors mounted to turbine blades.The findings are important because while wind power is generally regarded as green energy, danger to birds - particularly federally protected bald eagles and golden eagles - is a concern.Corresponding author Roberto Albertani and collaborators at the OSU College of Engineering and the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science's Hatfield Marine Science Center have created an integrated sensor system that can tell if a bird or bat hits a turbine."If a turbine strikes a generic bird, sad as that is, it's not as critical as striking a protected golden eagle, which could potentially trigger down time in turbine operations and losses in revenue, and most important the loss of a member of a protected species," said Albertani, Boeing Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design at Oregon State University.At their tips, the blades are moving close to 200 miles per hour."At land-based wind farms, carcass surveys and long-term visual monitoring have been the typical ways of assessing collisions and mortality rates," Albertani said.
At the same time, it marked down the price of the regular VIVE significantly, shaving $100 off the price of its full bundle permanently.While the VIVE Pro is expensive, it might be worth the upgrade for those who want the best VR has to offer.On the other side of the coin, the VIVE at its new price offers a lot of value (especially compared to its previous price points), so what’s the difference between the two?The advantages the VIVE Pro offers over the standard VIVE may not be immediately clear to some users.There aren’t very many differences when we look at the specs lists for the VIVE and the VIVE Pro, but what’s different certainly shouldn’t be ignored.You’ll find the biggest VIVE Pro improvement in its display, which features two OLED panels that boast a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600.
A computer the size of a grain of rock salt is not only the world’s smallest computer, IBM claims, but could be cheap enough to spread AI smarts and the blockchain ubiquitously.Shown off for the first time at IBM Think 2018, the company’s annual research event, the tiny computer could have huge implications for making sure everything from medication to luxury goods are genuine rather than counterfeit.IBM’s computer packs up to one million transistors, mounted on a silicon carrier, and combined with static random-access memory (SRAM).For communication, it relies upon light rather than WiFi or Bluetooth: there’s an integrated LED and a photo detector to handle transmissions from and to the computer.Why might you want that?It’s actually part of what IBM sees as a way for future products to be monitored from production to delivery and consumption, ensuring safety and authenticity along each step of the process.
It’s not unusual to hear giant companies being sued left and right, by other companies or by customers via a class action suit.And it’s also not unusual to hear about those lawsuits dragging on for years.That was indeed the case with the “fat” PlayStation 3 when Sony removed its advertised “OtherOS” feature.Six years later, Sony decided to settle the lawsuit for what is basically loose change for the company.Now those who wish to claim a part of that settlement have to do so until April or else forfeit that $65 forever.Yes, that sum is almost ridiculous if you think about how much Sony made selling the PS3.
He suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution but is now in custody.Detectives believe he had been kicked out of the venue over an altercation.Kent Police said in an update: “At least 13 people were injured but officers believe several others may have left the scene and are working to establish how many further victims there may be.“Several of those hurt suffered broken bones but none of their injuries are described as life-threatening or life-changing.”Investigating officer detective chief inspector David Chewter, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “This was a frightening experience for everyone involved and it is a miracle that nobody was killed.A statement said: “The Trust sent a number of resources including five ambulances and specialist paramedics, to the scene in Queen’s Road where they triage and treated a number of patients on scene and took four with minor injuries and three patients with serious but not life-threatening injuries to hospital.”
Smartwatch sales have surged in recent months, but so far the main company to benefit hasn’t been GoogleGoogle has said it plans to rebrand the Android Wear line of Android OS-powered devices, in a move it said was intended to broaden their appeal beyond those who own Android smartphones.Google said its name change was timed to coincide with Baselworld, the world’s largest watch and jewellery expo, in Basel next week, but didn’t say whether any new Wear OS developments were on the cards for that show.The change comes as analysts say the wearables market showed strong growth and moved in new directions last year, even as some well-known brands stopped making the devices.Wearable digital gadgets, such as smartwatches, often rely on connectivity to a smartphone, and in 2015 Google added compatibility between Android Wear and the iOS software that powers iPhones and iPads.Wear OS is “a wearables operating system for everyone”, it added, saying the name change would be rolled out to devices and phone apps in the coming weeks.
It seems that pre-order pages for AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation processors popped a little early revealing the price and April 19 arrival of several chips.Videocardz picked up on several pre-order pages going live in North America and Europe that included listings for the six-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600X, as well as an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 7 2700X.Based upon the one remaining live pre-order page at the time of writing, the Ryzen 5 2600X will retail for US$274 (about £200, AU$350), putting it at a slightly higher starting price than its predecessor, the US$249 (£249, AU$359) AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.Meanwhile, a purported screenshot of a Tigerdirect preorder page for the Ryzen 7 2700X shows the processor retailing for $422 (about £300, AU$545), which is again higher than the previous Ryzen 7 1700X, which was originally priced at $399 (£329, AU$569) at launch.A screenshot of an Amazon.de pre-order page for the Ryzen 5 2600X shows a potential April 19 release date.If true, this would coincide with the expected launch of 400-series chipset AMD motherboards.
The moon is under constant bombardment by meteorites and asteroids that can leave massive craters on its surface.The Aitken basin, the largest impact crater on the lunar surface, has a diameter equivalent to the distance from London to Athens, Greece.But not all craters are so noticeable — most are relatively insignificant.Thousands of previously unknown craters have been spotted on the moon thanks to an artificial intelligence program designed by researchers at the University of Toronto.powered method that autocratically identifies craters on the surface of the moon, and possibly other bodies,” Mohamad Ali-Dib, a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Planetary Sciences who worked on the project, told Digital Trends.“It will allow scientists to find and measure craters down to scales smaller than ever, and on more solar system bodies than previously possible.
Ford is committed to electric vehicles and today revealed more details about its upcoming performance electric SUV.Jim Farley, President of Ford Global Markets, speaking a media event today, called the upcoming vehicle low-slung like a Mustang.The company is targeting 2020 release and Farley promised that it will be famous without having to shoot it into space — clearly taking a shot at Elon Musk’s recent stunt.It’s likely this upcoming SUV will be a Mustang in more than just performance numbers.The Mustang is halo car.The two-seater is not for everyone, but it represents the Ford brand of practical, affordable performance.
Facebook plans to add on to its Silicon Valley campus, above.Facebook, whose headquarters was designed by Frank Gehry, is planning to add another building designed by the star architect to its Silicon Valley campus.The total project, which will also include a park and a sky bridge to connect the new building with another one, is estimated to cost $303 million.Facebook's Silicon Valley campus will soon include another building designed by star architect Frank Gehry.The social networking giant filed permits last month to begin construction of the four-story, 464,000-square-foot building at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters.As part of the development, Facebook plans to demolish five other buildings and construct a 3500-spot parking garage.