Do you believe a child is a threat?These are the questions Unicef is asking in today's Ad of the Day.Children, some who are refugees of war themselves, are asking viewers thought provoking questions in the latest film from Unicef, directed by Rankin.The spot sees children watching and wearing projections of the war and the upheavel is has caushed on families and the country.In a bid to challenge the prejudice refugee children are facing each day, the viewer is asked if they believe "a child is a child no matter what," with imagination, play time and a family around them, concluding that they do.This is a question echoed throughout the campaign, creating the name and hashtag achildisachild.
Snart får toppmodern datorutrustning sällskap av gamla tv-spelskontroller i kontrollrummen på den amerikanska flottans atomubåtar.Xbox 360-kontroller kan nämligen göra livet lättare för soldaterna ombord.Microsofts handkontroller kommer att användas till att styra periskopet på attackubåtar av Virgina-klass, rapporterar tidningen The Virginian-Pilot.Periskopen har två kameror som kan roteras i 360 grader, och bilderna sänds ned till besättningen i kontrollrummet.Idag styrs de med hjälp av en slags joystick som soldaterna själva beskrivit som klumpig och svårmanövrerad.Lösningen blev att militärföretaget Lockheed Martin plockade ner en handkontroll från butikshyllan och började experimentera.
If you want to take a ride in Cruise Automation's self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV, you'll have to work there.But it might not stay that way for long.Cruise Automation, a subsidiary of General Motors focused on autonomous driving, hopes to expand its Cruise Anywhere program to the general public, Reuters reports.Using an app, employees can snag up a ride to get anywhere in San Francisco, seven days a week.Per TechCrunch, the program, which launched earlier this year, relies on Chevrolet Bolt EVs equipped with the technology to enable full autonomy.For safety's sake, though, employees still sit in the driver's seat.
turkeydance shares a story from ZeroHedge: Category 1 storm clouds are gathering over what has traditionally been one of the most lucrative, and perhaps only profitable, sectors to come out of Silicon Valley in decades: online advertising.Two months ago, it was P which fired the first shot across the "adtech" bow when not long after it announced it was slashing its digital ad spending because it thought it was not getting the kind of return on investment it desired, it made a striking discovery: "We didn't see a reduction in the growth rate."CFO Jon Moeller said "What that tells me is that that spending that we cut was largely ineffective"...So fast forward to last week, when during Thursday's Global Retailing Conference organized by Goldman Sachs, Restoration Hardware delightfully colorful CEO, Gary Friedman, divulged the following striking anecdote about the company's online marketing strategy, and the state of online ad spending in general... What Friedman revealed - in brief - was the following: "we've found out that 98% of our business was coming from 22 words.So, wait, we're buying 3,200 words and 98% of the business is coming from 22 words.What are the 22 words?
Google’s task now with Pixel is to create not only a solid Android phone, but a device that’s at least as high quality as the phone’s first generation.Today we’re having a peek at some of the key features on the iPhone X to see what Google’s Pixel 2 will need to directly compete.Neither the iPhone X or either of Google’s Pixel phones are meant for your everyday average Joe.No user new to smartphones will purchase a Pixel 2 or an iPhone X – not for the amount of money each of these smartphone lines cost.But they cost many hundreds of dollars – far more than is reasonable for someone who’s just getting started in the smartphone universe.With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s displays spill over the edges, while with iPhone X, the display has a notch but for the entire frontside of the phone.
The world received an unpleasant reminder of what it's like to live without the cloud on Thursday, after Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service fluttered for an hour or so.The incident invoked memories of the S3 outage in March 2017 that caused interruptions to plenty of web services and apps, sparking much rending of garments and gnashing of teeth as the fact of AWS being fallible worked its way into the minds of the faithful.The US-EAST-1 region that caused so much trouble in March was again the culprit on Thursday, as at 11:58AM on Thursday AWS reported “increased error rates” on S3.By 12:20 the company admitted “We can confirm that some customers are receiving throttling errors accessing S3.” By 12:38 the problem was identified and the fix commenced, error rates fell by 12:49 and at 1:05 AWS sounded the all-clear, confident that errors had ceased nine minutes previously.AWS CodeCommit, Elastic Beanstalk and Storage Gateway all wobbled, too, and all in the same North Virginia data centre.While this incident was nowhere near as bad as March's ApocalypS3, users were predictably grumpy about this latest S3izure:
Beneath the Antarctic ice, Weddell seals play in underwater caverns.Resplendent quetzals deliver food to their young in a Costa Rican cloud forest.Even as hurricanes and wildfires wreak havoc on much of the globe, the natural world is still full of beauty.The images in the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are a perfect reminder of that.The contest is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.The selection that we've published below are finalists in various categories — and two of the photos were taken by kids between the ages of 11 and 14.
Teknologiayhtiö Apple julkisti tiistaina jopa kolme uutta puhelinmallia – iPhone 8 sekä iPhone 8 Plus –puhelimet, sekä näitä malleja kalliimman iPhone X –puhelimen.Sijoittajat eivät kuitenkaan innostuneet Applen uutuuksista, sillä Apple sulkeutui pörssipäivän päätteeksi Wall Streetilla 0,4 prosentin laskuun.Tutkimusyhtiö Gartnerin analyytikko Tuong Nguyen uskoo, että Applen uusista tuotteista etukäteen vuotaneet paljastukset selittävät innostuksen puutetta.Applen uusien tuotteiden ominaisuudet ovat askel eteenpäin uudessa teknologiassa, muttei kuitenkaan harppaus eteenpäin.Tämän takia osittain monet valittavat, ettei Apple ole innovatiivinen”, hän kommentoi.Hinta osui melko lailla analyytikkojen ennusteisiin, sillä analyytikot povasivat puhelimelle 1 000 dollarin hintaa.
It would seem that the Galaxy Note 8 is on its way to being a success.Last week, pre-order numbers began surfacing from South Korea and showed us that interest was outpacing that of the Galaxy Note 7.Today, we’re getting a more complete picture of Note 8 pre-orders, and they paint a rather pleasant picture for Samsung, which had a lot riding on this release.According to a new report from Reuters, Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders have climbed to around 650,000.That number represents pre-orders from around 40 countries over the span of 5 days, which is impressive to say the least.Even more impressive is that they’re around 2.5 times higher than pre-orders for the Note 7, which means that the Note line hasn’t stumbled at all in the wake of last year’s battery debacle.
Apple announced lower pricing for 4K movies that might make you rethink your digital library strategy.At an event in Cupertino in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple campus, the tech giant announced a new Apple TV that supports 4K movies, but the bigger news might have to do with the pricing schemes.Many 4K movies sold at shops like the Google Play store cost $30, which is quite a jump up from the $10 price you can find for Blu-Ray movies at Walmart.In fact, the same 4K movie — such as Wonder Woman or (shudder at the thought) Baywatch in 4K costs $30 for the optical version on Amazon.Most HD movies on iTunes start at $20, and Apple today promised to sell 4K movies for the same price as HD.Having these same movies on iTunes and loading them onto your Apple TV suddenly makes more sense, depending on the movie.
The Drum is launching a new event in Singapore, alongside partners TBWA\, which will bring together marketing leaders to discuss the new relationship between Machines + Marketers.Some of the first names to be added to the event include Standard Chartered global head of digital and retail marketing Sam Ahmed, Google Asia Pacific managing director Jo Flint, TBWA\Digital Arts Network’s regional president and innovation director Tuomas Peltoniemi and TBWA\ chief operating officer Philip Brett.Further speakers will be announced in due course.The lunchtime event on 28 September 2017 will consist of two panels.Machines will look at the growing influence of artificial intelligence on the industry and will specifically look at how this influences talent and skills.The foundation of this panel is a comprehensive study in Asia Pacific by TBWA\ and Hall & Partners called ‘The Rise of the Machines’.
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.