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.
A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it s also a time for them to impress you, you want to make sure you send the right message with your non-verbals.This graphic outlines seven different body language mistakes you won t want to make, and how to avoid them.Some of these are mistakes you ve likely heard before at some point, like how bad it can be to avoid making eye contact although too much is a problem in itself , or how incessant fidgeting can take attention away from what you re trying to say and make people around you focus on how nervous you are.Some of the others, like exaggerated nodding, crossed arms or other closed body language , and a weak handshake are all other no-nos, but on the bright side, the graphic below shows you how to avoid all of them, or work around them when you can, in a natural way that doesn t look like you re forcing yourself to sit up straight, or spending a ton of mental effort on how you come off to others.7 Body Language Interview Mistakes and How to Avoid Them OnStride
Carnival Corp. unveiled an ambitious plan to use its Ocean Medallion wearables and Ocean Compass Internet of Things Network earlier this month at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas.It was a very interesting example of a non-tech company embracing technology to provide consumers with ongoing experiences, rather than one-time products.The wearables can do everything from unlocking your cabin door to allowing you to pay for drinks and receive them anywhere on the ship.One of key players behind that plan to install interactive systems and wearables on 100 cruise ships is The Experience Engine TE2 , a San Diego, Calif.-based company that creates experience platforms-as-a-service.I interviewed Scott Sahadi, CEO of TE2, about how they helped make the software behind the project happen.TE2 is about three years old and it was founded to bring personalization that connects the physical world and the digital world.We are trying to bring personalization to the physical world the same way that Amazon s recommendations made ecommerce over the web much more personal, Sahadi said.
Paulina Modlitba Söderlund har positionerat sig som en central figur i det svenska startupnavet.Den här veckan ställs hon mot väggen i Breakits 17 frågor:Innan dess har jag jobbat både med produkt och affär, främst i startups såsom Stardoll och Toca Boca.Om du inte gjorde det du gör, vad skulle du göra då?Black Mirror-avsnittet "Be right back" visar, aningen dystopiskt, hur det skulle kunna fungera och jag tror inte att det är särskilt långt borta."Förutom diverse härskartekniker stör jag mig på folk som tycker att belysa problem är lika med att skapa problem.
Questions mount on both delivery and production issues, with little communication from 101Hero itself.When 101Hero debuted its namesake 3D printer on Kickstarter last May, the thought of a functional printer for as little as $49 seemed like a great deal.But we questioned if it was just too good to be true.Multiple reports — both to Digital Trends directly and the company s Kickstarter page — indicate that some early backers have not received their printer yet.In some cases, printer shipments are now as much as three months past their original promised ship date, with little if any communication from 101Hero itself on the cause.From what we can tell, backers as early as 412 are still waiting for a printers — however in some cases later backers have received printers, or at least a shipment notification.
A lot of moving pieces shift during the peaceful transition of one presidential administration to another, not the least of which is the online visage of those administrations: Whitehouse.gov.As Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was taking the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol, the official web site of the administration was undergoing a radical change.In the days leading up to the inauguration, Whitehouse.gov, which featured former President Barack Obama's name at the very top next to "The White House," looked back at Obama's legacy and featured a large image of Obama walking to the White House overlaid with the words "Yes, we did, yes we can."Below, it offered a survey of Obama's accomplishments while in office in a number of key areas, including Healthcare, Climate and Energy, Equality and Social Progress and Economic Progress.At precisely noon eastern time the page was replaced with this splash image featuring new President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and a form where you can to sign up for email updates.A small link directs users to the full website, which is, surprisingly full.
Last year s presidential election laid bare the impact of fake news on our democracy.Facebook and Google both banned fake news sites from their advertising networks, and news organizations like the BBC announced they d launched their own anti-fake news taskforce.So, it feels inevitable that someone would create a fake-fake news factchecker.In Sweden, a group has emerged called Mediekollen, which promises to debunk false information.Except, as the Guardian pointed out, Mediekollen is itself a tool of disinformation .When it covered the controversial Donald Trump intelligence dossier, in addition to saying that it could not be verified which every news organization that s covered it has emphasized , it also said that it originated from a 4chan hoax, which is categorically untrue.
GUIDE Ibland kan Mac App Store påstå att du redan laddat ner ett program, trots att du inte gjort det.Fel som kan uppstå är bland annat att butiken hävdar att du laddat ner programmet, fastän så inte är fallet.Det finns dock en ganska enkel fix som får Mac App Store att sluta protestera.Det du behöver göra är att tömma butikens naddladdningscache.Innan du börjar: Gör en säkerhetsuppdateringSom med alla andra insatser bör du göra en säkerhetsuppdatering av din Mac.
Glowing like a deep-sea fish, this dress is coated with bacteria.A collaboration between designer Victoria Geaney, 29, and University of Cambridge academics Anton Kan, 29, and Bernardo Pollak, 28, it was created to further research the application of bioluminescent bacteria to fabrics."It's a different light source - it's biological, it grows and then dies," explains Pollak."It's an alternative type of technology."It wasn't initially the intention to create bacterial art.After receiving funding, Pollak and Kan were looking to explore whether these living organisms could be made to grow in unusual environments, which is where Geaney, with her previous experience in conceptual fashion, came in.
With audio technology getting more and more compact, it s never been easier to take the party with you wherever you go.The TaoTronics portable Bluetooth speaker lets you do exactly that, offering big sound in a sleek and lightweight package.Two 10-watt drivers deliver high-definition audio while the dual passive radiators let you blast the bass when you want to get loud for parties, shows, and other get-togethers.Featuring Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the TaoTronics portable speaker can connect to your device and stream audio within a generous range of 10 meters 33 feet .Older devices that are not Bluetooth-capable can make use of the available auxiliary input as well.The rechargeable 5200mAH lithium battery provides up to eight hours of continuous playback depending on volume and the device can play while charging.
The Registerer rapporterar om en ny och riktigt slug phishingattack mot Gmail.Hackare tar sig in på ett konto och går sedan igenom inkorgen för att hitta kontakter och andra adresser att skicka nya attacker till.Sedan skickas ett mejl med vad som är till förvillelse likt en Gmail-bilaga.Bilagan leder till en sida som om du tittar i adressfältet ser ut att ligga på domänen google.com, men det som visas är i själva verket en falsk kopia som försöker sno sina loginuppgifter.This is the closest I've ever come to falling for a Gmail phishing attack.If it hadn't been for my high-DPI screen making the image fuzzy… pic.twitter.com/MizEWYksBh
It is used to even out your skin and cover imperfections before you apply blush, bronzer, lipstick, or whatever else you re going to wear.Loose powders are exactly what they sound like, and come in jars big enough for you to dip your brush in.Pressed powders mean that the loose powder has been pressed into a pan, usually housed in a compact, making it a little more travel friendly and application more foolproof, since your brush picks up less product.Liquid foundations have become more and more prevalent in recent years.They are extremely versatile, and emerging technologies continue to turn out more innovative products, so whatever finish or level of coverage you want, there will be an option for you.Liquid foundations can be found water, oil, or silicone bases for different levels of longevity, coverage, and finish.
Att offentliga ramavtal brukar ta tid på grund av att besluten ofta överprövas är knappast någon nyhet.Men oftast brukar det sluta när överprövningen avslås i Förvaltningsrätten.Den här gången har nämligen två aktörer, Dustin och IT-Total, valt att överklaga domarna från Förvaltningsrätten till nästa instans, Kammarrätten.Övriga sex aktörer, B2B IT-Partner, Cuebid, Dustin, IT-Total, Pedab och Wincore, fick negativa besked strax innan årsskiftet.Men sedan har två av dem överklagats till Kammarrätten, säger Daniel Melin på Statens inköpscentral vid Kammarkollegiet.– De som överklagar tillför i princip inget nytt, utan anser helt enkelt att Förvaltningsrätten har dömt fel.
Almost 70 years ago, Ernest Hemingway offered this advice to a young writer.Listening and watching is the key to understanding and empathy, and empathy unlocks the power in people - and companies - to improve the world.Sympathy involves feeling compassion, sorrow, or pity for the hardships that another person encounters, while empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other person s frame of reference.Years ago, scientists studying specific nerve cells in macaque monkeys prefrontal cortexes found that that specific cells fired when the monkeys threw a ball or ate a banana.This is why when someone smiles at us, we spontaneously smile back and when someone screams in pain, we cringe.In effect, these mirror neurons transport us into another person s mind, briefly making us feel what the person is feeling, prompting V. S. Ramachandran, a pioneer in mirror neuron research, to dub them empathy neurons or Dalai Lama neurons capable of dissolving the barrier between self and others.
The UMi Z is the newest from the Chinese phone maker s stable.The phone went on pre-sale on the 4th this month, and another retailer has just announced pre-sales.The UMi Z is now available for booking on Everbuying.The phone will set you back by $279.99 normally, but the pre-sale means you will be able to avail it for $219.99.This $60 discount is applicable on the first 80 units for pre-orders.The specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X27 SoC, 4GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, front flash enabled selfie camera, and a 3780mAh battery.Follow this link to avail the phone at the aforementioned price.Are you planning on getting one this season?Let us know in the comments section below!
Though classically trained, the British-born, Berlin-based DJ had almost abandoned the genre."Working electronically you are free to make any sound you want," explains Jolly, 30.But she remained a classical enthusiast, self-releasing a piano suite album, Klavirni, in 2015.Melanfonie, out in January, was composed on a laptop "with really horrible cheap-sounding orchestra sample libraries programmed together with my mouse," she says.And after raising €25,000 £22,250 from Kickstarter, Jolly could afford to hire a 50-piece orchestra and spend eight hours recording them in a former Communist Party studio in Prague.To give the music more of a dance feel, Jolly physically rearranged the orchestra.
Volkswagen on myöntänyt syyllisyytensä kolmeen rikokseen ja maksaa 4,2 miljardin dollaria eli noin 3,9 miljardia euroa Yhdysvaltain oikeusministeriön päästöhuijaustutkinnan sopimiseksi.Asiasta kertoo muun muassa Financial Times.Lehden mukaan kyseessä on toiseksi suurin ympäristörikoksen sovittelu Yhdysvaltain historiassa heti öljy-yhtiö BP:n tunnetun Deepwater Horizonin öljykatastrofin jälkeen.Volkswagenin pitää lisäksi nimittää ja maksaa ulkopuolinen valvoja toimintansa valvomiseen kolmen vuoden ajaksi.Autovalmistaja on myöntänyt asentaneensa päästömittaustuloksia vääristävän ohjelman yli 11 miljoonaan ajoneuvoon maailmanlaajuisesti.FBI pidätti sunnuntaina VW:n sääntelyn noudattamisesta vastaavaa osastoa Yhdysvalloissa vuosina 2014-2015 johtaneen Oliver Schmidtin.
A prototype of the ElliQ robot, made by Israel-based start-up Intuition Robotics, will be unveiled at the Design Museum in London this week.ElliQ is a small desktop device that consists of a stylised domed body and a separate detachable screen.Similar to home assistants like the Amazon Echo, people can simply talk to it, and there are visual cues that could be particularly helpful for those with hearing difficulties.A key purpose of ElliQ is to act as an easy interface to access existing services such as social media, messaging programs, and audio and video streaming.For example, the device could alert the user that their grandchild has posted a new photo on Facebook, show it to them on the screen, and allow them to comment using speech-to-text technology.Like the Amazon Echo, ElliQ only sends speech to the cloud after hearing its name, so it is not constantly transmitting any sounds it hears.
Och bolagets vd och grundare Jacob de Geer har lockat till sig närmare två miljarder kronor i externt kapital.Under 2015 var förlusten 295 Mkr, motsvarande 85 procent av omsättningen på 348 Mkr.Enligt källor till Di Digital är tillväxten fortsatt 70-100 procent, medan förlusterna fortsätter.Ägarna är rimligtvis redan underrättade.I onsdagens intervju med Di Digital uppger Jacob de Geer att den nya finanschefen Maria Hedengren ska leda förberedelserna med de processer och finansieringsplaner som krävs för bolagets nästa fas .Det första alternativet känns inte direkt som en ny fas .