p Taiwan has been put on high alert after it was reportedly one of the top targets of the cyber attack that rocked the world on Friday.While government departments and hospital systems had so far been spared the chaos that struck Britain's NHS, there were fears the full impact of the attack may only emerge after the weekend.“Currently we haven’t received any response from the government agencies or our hospital systems.Currently they are not under attack by the virus,” said Howard Jyan, the director general of the government’s cyber security department.Mr Jyan issued a warning to the public on Friday night after the department became aware of the global virus, urging the public to be vigilant about installing anti-virus software and to be aware of suspicious emails.He said Taiwan’s institutions were ready for any major attack.
Consistently, year after year, it hits press events and conferences with beautiful, well-paced showpieces that demonstrate how new technology can accomplish the impossible.Virtual and Augmented reality have provided the company with opportunity to exercise this creativity.At Build 2017 we saw new motion controllers, a Cirque du Soleil set designed and refined with HoloLens, and real-time use of holograms to design chair lifts – among other things.It all looked great, yet there’s a problem.Microsoft’s real-world rollout of its ideas has fallen behind and, so far, appeared for only a limited audience.That makes it hard to take the company’s mind-bending ideas seriously.
p When I was young, there was no such thing as the world wide web or video streaming.Sometimes you might think, “Hey, I think I’ll watch a show” and flip the channels until you found something interesting.This is how I discovered The Mechanical Universe … And Beyond.It included classroom lectures by Cal Tech applied physicist David Goodstein, some excellent physics demonstrations, and cool stuff like historical reenactments.Now that I think about it, those animations probably reinforced the incorrect notion of “moving stuff to the other side of the equation,” but still.Now that the internet exists, you can find The Mechanical Universe on Youtube, and you ought to check it out.
p /p p /p With its techno nightclubs, hipster coffee shops, and eccentric residents, Berlin has developed a reputation for being one of Europe's coolest cities.p The German capital — once described as "poor but sexy" by former mayor Klaus Wowereit — may be arty but it has struggled to compete with other German cities such as Frankfurt and Hamburg when it comes to economic output./p p There are signs, however, that this is starting to change, thanks in part to a surge in the number of technology companies that are now based in Berlin./p p From tech giants like Google and Facebook to local success stories like music streaming service SoundCloud and to-do list app Wunderlist, Berlin is spawning a diverse range of technology firms that employ thousands of people across the city./p p Here are 28 of the coolest tech firms in Berlin: /p View As:
the p Marketing Clinic Catharina Stackelberg and Joakim Köhler write Tebatissa that successful companies realize real competitive advantage.One example they used tesla's unique financing, distribution and corporate culture.I absolutely agree that the real competitive advantage based on exclusivity, which is difficult to be copied.Actual product innovation or the process of insight is, however, becoming increasingly difficult to find or to obtain a competitive advantage in such a short time, that innovation is not motivating.write the paragraph in the ”Make direct contact with the customer” presented the idea of the value and importance it is worth to take even further.the Value, which the client feels to receive from the company, is a modern competitive edge of the core.
p If you're a parent, you're probably familiar with the difficulty of throwing out your kid's artwork.Sure, every piece of macaroni art or a peculiar portrait has a strong sentimental value, but rationally speaking - you don't have infinite room inside your home to keep them all.Luckily, Keepy.me has a solution!This startup has developed an awesome app that enables you to digitally store all your kid's mementos and artifices, along with awesome features.It is designed to bring the family together while allowing every member who's a part of the private network to leave impressions in different formats - text, video, or audio.Read on to find out more!
p Trying to find nearby concerts, date night ideas, or just an excuse to get out more?Google's latest addition to its search engine now helps you find interesting goings-on in your neighborhood.Google is rolling out new search options on its mobile site and dedicated Google app for Android and iOS that pinpoints upcoming local events for users in the US.Searchers can specify both their location as well as a type of event, with Google giving such example prompts as "jazz concerts in Austin,” or “art events this weekend.”From there, interested users can see a selection of matches, complete with basic information like the date, time, and venue of the event.The update also adds filters to quickly change what time frame you're searching for, should you want to compare what's going on tomorrow, this weekend, or even next week.
p Motorola’s 2nd Gen. Moto 360 is still one of the best Android Wear-based smartwatches you can buy, if you can still find a new one for sale.The good news is that B Photo has some in stock, along with some nice discounts that you can take advantage of, with prices starting as low as $189.99.That’s the price for the 42 mm men’s gold metal band version of the watch, compared to its original price of $379.99.You can get the woman’s version of the same 2nd Gen. Moto 360 for $199.99, and that’s also the price you will pay for the black 42 mm and 46 mm men’s version of the watch that comes in a black leather band.Motorola has already announced that it has no plans to release any smartwatches (at least for the time being), but the good news is that the 2nd Gen. Moto 360 is one of the few older Android Wear 1.0 products that is still scheduled to get an over-the-air update to Android Wear 2.0.The big question is when exactly that will happen for this device.
p Snap Inc., the parent company formerly known as Snapchat just released its first earnings report since its IPO, and the results aren’t pretty.Snap missed analyst revenue estimates by $10 million, bringing in $149.6 million in revenue.And although Snapchat had a 36 percent jump in daily active users on a year over year basis, it added just eight million new users (five percent), from last quarter.As with Twitter, user and revenue growth are going to be important for Snap going forward.A five percent increase in new daily active users isn’t the kind of growth investors were looking for.At the time of this writing, the stock is tanking, and is down an astounding 25 percent in after hours trading.
"Printers are a corporate blind spot.They are connected to corporate networks, and fully open to cyber attacks," said Duncan Brown.He spoke in Helsinki on Wednesday abloy organized by the Focus Forum event about how investments in safety can benefit the business.the Company can see security investments as necessary costs or they may view the business as promoters.the Lock can also increase efficiency and productivity, reduce audit visits, theft and unauthorized traffic.These views of the capital invested in operating income.
p If you're going to build a racing simulator for Formula 1, you may as well go all out and build it using an actual Formula 1 car.CXC Simulations, a manufacturer of some very good racing simulators for both amateurs and professionals, built a custom Formula 1 simulator for Norwegian Cruise Lines.While some companies might offer a simulator that maybe resembles a Formula 1 car, CXC went above and beyond, using Nico Rosberg's decommissioned 2009 Williams FW31.Converting the FW31 for simulator duty was a long task.It took CXC eight months and 400 man-hours, but the result is worth it.It packs a force-feedback steering wheel, surround-sound audio, adjustable pedals and 235 inches' worth of screen space.
p At its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is now on over 500 million devices.It took the company’s latest and greatest operating system about 21 months to hit that milestone./p p Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million PCs in its first four weeks, passed 110 million devices after 10 weeks, 200 million in under six months, 270 million after eight months, 300 million after nine months, 350 million after 11 months, and 400 million after 14 months.Microsoft was aiming for 1 billion devices running Windows 10 “in two to three years,” but backpedaled on that goal./p p Here’s the progress in a chart, with Windows 7 and Windows 8 thrown in for context (Microsoft stopped reporting Windows 8 milestones after 200 million): /p p /p p As you can see, Windows 7 and Windows 8 milestones were similar for the first six months or so, though it quickly became clear that Windows 8 was not selling as quickly as its predecessor did.Windows 10 has been ahead of both from the start, though its slope has naturally flattened over time.
The Apple TV, a set-top box for streaming iTunes and on-demand content through a television, is a great product now but was dismissed as a "hobby" by Steve Jobs himself during its difficult birth.Even now, it offers little more than Amazon does far more cheaply with the Fire Stick and TV manufacturers provide freely through their own integrated Netflix and iPlayer apps.Then there was the iPod Hi-Fi, a $350 living room boombox which launched in February 2006 and was killed off just 19 months later with no successor.Criticism included a high price, no radio and a remote control with limited functionality.More recently, Apple's Time Capsule presented a simple way to backup data, but using a proprietary system from within the company's famous 'walled garden'.Using Siri, the speaker is expected to act as a way for buyers to control music, look up things online, set timers, access their calendar, send messages and control household gadgets using their voice.
p With Microsoft’s Build developer conference just two days away, the company has revealed one of the most anticipated announcements from the event: A new Cortana-powered speaker made by German audio giant Harman Kardon.Both assistant-powered speakers are already in homes across our great nation, listening to your noises, noting your habits, and in general invading your lives under the guise of smart home helpfulness.The new Microsoft speaker, dubbed “Invoke,” one will presumably do the good stuff, let giving you updates on the weather and letting you turn on some soothing jazz for your dog with just a spoken command.Microsoft is also hoping that partnering with Harmon Kardon means its speaker can avoid one of the bigger problems with these devices—their tendency to sound cheap and tinny.The Cortana-powered Invoke will have three woofers and three tweeters, which in layman’s terms means it could sound pretty nice.It will also have seven microphones to listen for your barking orders.
p Mark Zuckerberg would probably love to bury any link between Facebook and the rise of fake news, but he can't.The social media titan has been widely criticised for not doing anything about the spread of the false stories, but now it seems to be actively doing something about it.In a new drive to tackle the problem here in the UK, in the run-up to June 8th's general election, Facebook has revamped its News Feed and deleted thousands of accounts flagged for continuously spreading bullshit.Thankfully you don't need to worry about your mum or dad getting banned for sharing that bendy banana nonsense over and over again.Facebook's new flagging technology is designed to go after accounts that "repeatedly post the same things."That includes spam and fake news, but probably not the same three of four Minion memes your Great Aunt can't get enough of
in June, the basic service as minister of the rising Annika Saarikko (the centre party) said that the people of eläkelaistos (Coil) can be transferred to the parliamentary supervision of social and ministry of health."It could work directly subordinated to the ministry", Saarikko said Long Play interview.the Coil would become one of the ministry-led institution with other institutions among them.Would parliament give up the Coil, is of course another matter.Long Play study in a recent Reetta Nousiainen and Ilkka Karisto writing a story in the ”Institution”, which resulted in income support transfer to municipalities of the Reel handle and what followed.the transfer of the Coil was justified by the savings, although officials declined already in 2014, that it will increase the money it cost.
p Investors, gamers, and game developers who are cold on virtual reality should look to the 2017 Game Developers Conference as confirmation that VR has legs.Developers don’t sound as clueless as they did last year, based on attendance at VR-related panels at GDC 2016 and GDC 2017./p p The fate of virtual reality does not rest on the development of more advanced optics, higher framerates, and lower latencies, nor does it depend on the evolution of the three major VR hardware solutions, the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift./p p Consumer VR still rests mostly within the video game world, and so the platform is subject to the popular refrain among gamers when it comes to any new hardware: “But there’s nothing to play for the system!” (We’re seeing the same discussion play out right now in reference to the newly released Nintendo Switch.)/p p A growing comprehension of the psychology of virtual reality, or how we can fool the human brain into believing that the virtual is actually the real, combined with technical acumen has finally produced a healthy slate of games for VR.Burgeoning mastery of the VR space has made critical successes like Fantastic Contraption (from Northway Games), Job Simulator (from Owlchemy Labs), and Raw Data (from Servios) possible.
p After a competitive three-way pitch, Proximity London has won Vrigin Atlantic as its customer engagement and strategic agency.Airbnb has instigated a search for a new global creative agency as it embarks on a review of the business – TBWA\Chiat\Day already announced they will not participate.Procter & Gamble is ending its longtime relationship with AudienceScience as it looks to partner with different ad tech firms around the globe.It is unclear whether or not AudienceScience will continue to work with P in some capacity.72andSunny is setting its sights on Asia-Pacific expansion with the opening of two new offices in Singapore and Sydney.Tough Mudder has inked its latest sponsorship agreement after announcing a new deal with Head & Shoulders, initiating a partnership which will see the two work together to create original content.
p There are scant few plot details describing just what sort of adventure Marvel’s Inhumans will get into in their upcoming live-action series.But this first trailer for the Inhumans—voiceover only, alas—suggests that Maximus won’t be hiding his disdain for his brother, and king, Black Bolt’s approach to politics.That’s definitely Maximus, played by Iwan “Ramsay Bolton” Rheon and brother to Inhuman king Black Bolt, who asks, “Are we supposed to follow our king and remain as silent as he is?” He’s also the one who dismisses his talk as treason and betrayal as “What I’m talking about is freedom.Seeing as Maximus will have to oust his brother from the throne—something he’s done on more than one occasion in the comics—to earn this freedom, seems like his plan is likely going to be chock full of treason and betrayal.if Maximus’ political agenda also includes doing something about Medusa’s wig, he has our support.
p NASA has released a movie sequence of images captured during Cassini’s first death-defying dive in between Saturn and its rings.The footage comprises an hour of observations as the spacecraft came closer to the surface of the gas giant than ever before.Cassini began its swoop at the planet’s north pole, capturing an unprecedented view of its polar vortex, before speeding past its hexagon-shaped jet stream at more than 70,000mph.“I was surprised to see so many sharp edges along the hexagon’s outer boundary and the eye-wall of the polar vortex,” said Kunio Sayanagi, a researcher who helped produce the new movie.“Something must be keeping different latitudes from mixing to maintain those edges.”Cassini’s 12-year journey is due to come to an end in September after it completes the final of its 22 dives.