Last Wednesday was supposed to be a banner day for planetary scientists who study Venus, the closest planet to Earth.In recent decades, of more than a dozen missions proposed to explore Venus, only a handful had made it through NASA s preliminary round of consideration.But as part of NASA s most recent selection of planetary missions, of the five finalists were dedicated to Venus.Two others were dedicated to asteroids, and a final one would look for near-Earth asteroids.
The Merry Christmas ransom note features Futurama's evil Robot Santa.Unsuspecting internet users could find themselves on the receiving end of an unwanted belated Christmas present, malware that doesn't only encrypt their Windows PC and hold it to ransom, but also steals personal data and login credentials.Spotted by cybersecurity researchers in the first week of the year, the Merry Christmas ransomware - also known as Merry X-Mas - might initially appear to be a strange name for a January ransomware campaign.Whoever is behind the Merry Christmas ransomware, they're distributing it via spam email claiming to be from one of two sources.One of the campaigns claims the sender is from the Federal Trade Commission, telling the recipient that their company is under investigation for violating the Consumer Credit Protection Act, while the other claims to be a notice of court, informing the victim they've used illegal software and must attend trial.In both cases the intended victim is sent a link, supposedly to the complaint against them, which when clicked will download an executable zip file disguised as PDF document.
Apple s first-generation iPhone started a revolution 10 years ago today.It seems like just yesterday that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs walked out on stage at the Macworld conference in January 2007 and put an end to years of rumors and speculation.More importantly, Apple put an end to overcomplicated smartphones like Symbian phones and BlackBerry handsets, shifting the industry toward a much more intuitive user experience.Of course Apple isn t the only company that enjoyed success as a result of the iPhone s introduction.Google, which had been developing Android as a BlackBerry clone, completely changed the direction of the platform ahead of launch thanks to the iPhone.Samsung grew to become the top handset maker in the world thanks in large part to copying Apple s iPhone.
Ett antal Macanvändare har under åren hittat ett mynt dolt under ett plastskydd inuti sina Macbook-datorer.Ingen vet var de kommer ifrån.Om det var en engångsföreteelse hade vi mest höjt på ett ögonbryn över lite kuriosa.En användare plockar isär sin Macbook och hittar ett mynt ovanpå Superdrive, fastklämt under skyddsplasten.Men nu är det inte en utan ganska många användare som har hittat dessa mynt, rapporterar Gizmodo.Redan 2010 dök en video upp som visade ett amerikanskt 25-centsmynt i Superdriven.
The phrase 'content is king' remains seminal in the world of digital marketing, after a series of evolutionary, Google algorithm updates have combined to change the way in which websites are ranked.After all, there are other prominent, would-be rulers in the field of digital marketing, while content on its own, is extremely unlikely to deliver higher rankings particularly in relation to competitive keywords .This slightly altered description may encourage marketers to view content in a slightly different light, as they look to leverage its influence to optimize their search engine rankings.In light of this, the question that remains is how content really helps you to get higher on Google, particularly when looking to rank for competitive keywords.Consider the Length of Individual Content PiecesIf we accept that Google is increasingly influenced by metrics such as engagement levels when appraising content, then we must consider quality in this context.
Don't worry, an algorithm has you covered, future NYC resident.A paper in this week's suggests that doesn't have to be the case.Using a real-world database of fully autonomous travel—a week's worth of New York City taxi rides—the authors demonstrate an algorithm that can service travel needs in real time with minimal waits for a ride.The result would be far fewer cars on the road.Even with standard cabs, only a quarter of today's taxi fleet would be required to service all the ride requests.
do not Display the Gadget-items Gadget / Smart homethe toy maker Mattel has unveiled a digital assistant called for Aristotle to be special adapted for use by children.Apparently, so has the digital assistants such as the Google Home, and Amazon Echo, difficult to hear what children say but this says Mattel have solved by Aristotle.Aristotle will also learn how the child's voice will change as it grows.The digital assistant is not supposed to be able to control an entire home as Google Home or the Amazon Echo is tailored for, but rather should be able to answer the children's questions.It should also be able to act as a smart baby monitor that can light a night light and try to calm down the child if it wakes in the middle of the night and starts to cry.
More than a year ago, sport protection company In debuted an airbag vest for skiers that was also named as a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree.For CES 2017, the company has applied its airbag technology for motorcyclists and, again, captured this year s Innovation Award.While technologies such as visibility-enhancing brake lights go a long way in city traffic, airbags for motorcyclists would give a rider bodily protection regardless of the situation.French startup In now plans to bring airbag vests to motorcyclists all over with the Smart Moto Airbag Vest.Sure, gear manufacturers like Dainese have suits and jackets with airbag technology already on the market for $2,500, but In wants to make such technology more accessible by cutting the cost nearly in half.Rather than relying on a tether-based system to deploy the airbag should the rider become separated from his or her bike, In s device uses electronic sensors to analyze the movements and detect a crash.
More Charts Big, tablet-sized smartphones — or "phablets" — are continuing to eat into the medium-sized smartphone market, proving there's huge demand for larger-screen phones.According to the mobile analytics firm Flurry, phablets with screens measuring between 5 and 6.9 inches like the iPhone Plus saw the biggest increase in activations during the week between December 19 and December 25.That jump likely came at the expense of medium-sized phones 3.5- to 4.9-inch phones , like the regular iPhone, which continued to see its market share decrease over the past three years.All other devices mostly remained flat year-over-year.Medium-sized smartphones still saw the most activations during the week leading up to the holidays.But as Flurry points out, phablets may end up becoming the "dominant form factor" very soon.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.Get the Report Now NOW WATCH: 5 household gadgets that are about to change our everyday livesLoading video...
Problem i ett av tryckkärlen låg bakom att Falcon 9-raketen exploderade innan den ens hade lämnat uppskjutningsrampen, rapporterar SpaceX i ett eget inlägg om resultatet av utredningen.Redan på lördag ska nya tester påbörjas, meddelar företaget samtidigt.Se videon med explosionen här ovanför!Hur hög kan en tsunamivåg egentligen bli?Det tittar Relalifelore på i en video som presenteras på Science Alert.Väldigt hög, kan vi konstatera.
Vi har tidigare kunnat rapportera att det svenska ögonstyrningsbolaget Tobii planerat att genomföra en företrädesemission på cirka 450 miljoner kronor.Bakgrunden till den stora finansieringsrundan är att bolaget vill göra "betydande investeringar" i eyetracking inom virtual reality VR och smartphones.Nu står det klart att emissionen övertecknats med 98 procent och att 458 miljoner kronor, före avdrag för emissionskostnader, kommer att tillföras bolaget.Intresset för eyetracking i olika konsumentapplikationer har utvecklats väsentligt snabbare än vad vi förutsåg vid börsintroduktionen i april 2015.Vår bedömning då var att det skulle ta lägre tid för eyetracking att bli aktuellt i smartphones och headsets för VR än vad vi ser idag.Den kapitalanskaffning om drygt 400 miljoner kronor som gjordes i samband med noteringen räcker för att fullfölja den affärsplan vi beslutade om då, men för att skapa förutsättningar för att ta en ledande position även inom dessa nya områden behöver vi nu lägga ännu större resurser på marknads- och teknikutveckling har Tobiis vd Henrik Eskilsson tidigare kommenterat.
While consulting with companies on their LinkedIn advertising initiatives, I routinely get asked, How should I bid?When I hear others asked this question, I repeatedly hear, It depends on your goals.These misguided souls go on to explain, If your goal is brand awareness, bid for impressions CPM .It doesn t matter what your goals are; your job is to generate impression/traffic/leads/sales at lower costs and higher volumes.Along the same vein, if you re concerned with traffic, of course you want to secure that traffic for the lowest cost possible.There will be times when bidding CPM is the most cost-efficient bid type to drive impressions, but, especially in my LinkedIn Ads experience, that s somewhat rare.
Saving money is great for the future, but spending it is more fun now.Research shows the occasional positive nudge really can help you stick with your goal.Participants were told that they would win either $50, $100, or $500 in a random lottery for participating in the study, but they had to decide how much they wanted to save.They were also assigned one of three types of accounts:The traditional account: A typical savings account that would earn 30% annual interest over the next six months, with no restrictions on withdrawals.This account similarly earned 30% interest.
LG has introduced the world to its PJ9 Bluetooth speaker, and it s looking to give your listening sessions a mysterious twist.It s certainly an attention grabber, to say the least.The problem is that LG s announcement was fairly vague, holding back some important details.This is likely due to the fact that the PJ9 will be on display at CES next week, so LG is probably hesitant to loose all of the details right away.With that in mind, here are a few burning questions we have about LG s PJ9 speaker.There s a lot here to suggest that this is going to be an expensive Bluetooth speaker: wireless charging, IPX7 water resistance, electromagnetic levitation.
cheap bus company Onnibus.com marketing now the guy a ride....Onnibus admit loppiaiseen up to 25% discount on the January trips, which travel together with a friend.the Campaign is valid on all onnibus the routes exchange links with the exception.Christmas under trying to tell you to sell 9.1.-16.2.2017 and 6.3.-9.4.2017 during the period of less than 180 kilometres of four million, less than 360 miles of nine euros and more than 360 miles in 14 million.Onnibus expand the route network by launching in February, traffic from Helsinki to the Grindstone.Turku, Tampere and Jyväskylä to the grindstone to get by switching the bus to Kuopio.
Email is a useful tool for people in the modern world, but as with physical mail, there is nothing more annoying than unwanted messages.The ease of sending emails means your inbox can quickly fill up with spam, phishing attempts, creepy responses to personal ads, and other unwanted messages.Gmail users who want to shut out all this noise will be pleased to know they can with just a couple clicks.More: Suffering from sender s remorse?Here s how to unsend Gmail messagesIf you are on a computer
External appendages became internal implants such as artificial hips and knees.For instance, Phonak hearing aids improve not only overall hearing, but can zoom focus on conversations, create white noise, double as a phone and serve multiple functions that our natural ears cannot.Now that six MIT rock stars - Hugh Herr, Ed Boyden, Canan Dagdeviren, Kevin Esvelt, Robert Langer and Joseph Jacobson - have launched the Center for Extreme Bionics, prosthetics may take some extreme leaps.And we may change our notion of who is "disabled" and what a human can do.Herr is exhibit A of this thesis.Addressing disabilities requires integrating neuroscience, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology alongside traditional mechatronics.
Strax före jul uppmanade Ny Teknik läsarna att vara med i tävlingen om att baka bästa teknikbygget.Fantasifulla och tekniskt avancerade bidrag strömmade in.Efter moget övervägande kunde juryn enas om en vinnare: En Boeing B17 Flying Fortress med detaljer av Nonstop.Juryns motivering lyder: Ett plan med klass och eleganta proportioner i enlighet med förlagan.Juryn är också imponerad av de många böjda delarna i bygget.Bakom det vinnande bidraget står Hans Engberg, som till vardags arbetar som bergsingenjör vid LKAB i Kiruna.
Samsung-mobil vars batteri fattat eld.Nej, det är ingen bra idé att anspela på Samsungs skandaltelefon Note 7 när du döper ditt privata nätverk.Det fick en flygpassagerare i USA nyligen erfara.Det är BBC som rapporterar om en incident ombord på ett flygplan där passagerarna plötsligt upptäckte att någon hade aktiverat en wifi-hotspot – ett slags privat nätverk via mobiltelefonen – med namnet Samsung Galaxy Note 7 1097 .Upptäckten ska ha gjorts efter att planen hade lyft från en flygplats i San Francisco.Galaxy Note 7 blev en av höstens mest uppmärksammade tekniska produkter – men inte i ett sammanhang som tillverkaren Samsung hade hoppats på.
It is these self-driven Uber/Volvo-bilana who rolled on the San Francisco streets in a week.Last week rolled Uber out 16 self-driven cars on the roads in his hometown of San Francisco.Now put the cars out of service because tranportmyndigheterna in California believe that Uber does not have the permission that is required.According to Bloomberg, considered the Uber itself does not need to ask for permission in advance, as Tesla had not needed a permit for an electric car with autopilot.Uber says that its vehicles are being monitored by a driver, and therefore does not fall under California's rules of self-driven cars.Uber has a history of challenging legal environment where it establishes itself.