the Common european household products made of recycled plastics contains toxic flame retardants.a number of european environmental and consumer organisations are now calling for changes to the law.I do not think we are acceptable, " says Maria Hammarling on Swedish consumers.the Organization has, along with several other analysed 430 products from the EU and the EU neighbouring countries of the eu, the results presented in a report Wednesday.109 of the products, including toys and kitchen products, was found to contain traces of brominated flame retardants as suspected endocrine disruptors.– They are hazardous to both human health and the environment, " says Maria Hammarling.
This month on Amazon you can check out a few campy cult classics.Robin Williams and Nathan Lane give some of their funniest performances in The Birdcage.Or check out Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp as drag queens driving across Australia in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.Or if you prefer a little bit of action in your cult favorites, Amazon's got Kick-Ass coming Nov. 3.If you're looking for a good cry, you can check out the '90s family film classic My Girl or the Shirley MacLaine sobfest that is Terms of Endearment.Both films will emotionally wreck you, but 'tis the season to weep uncontrollably, right?
Gobi Partners has established a US$10 million venture fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups in Indonesia.Named Gobi-Agung Fund, the vehicle will make investments of up to US$1 million per ticket.It has already done its first deal, backing Fastwork – a freelancer platform founded by Silicon Valley alumni that has seen 1,100 percent revenue growth since December last year and employs more than 50 people across Indonesia and Thailand.Another Silicon Valley veteran is heading up the new fund.Arya Masagung joined Gobi Partners as venture partner earlier this year.Previously, he co-founded US-based transportation startup Ebby and worked in business development at online marketplace Verlocal.
Next week, October 15 through 17, creatives from around the world will flock to the Los Angeles Convention Center in California for the annual Adobe MAX conference.For anyone working in a creative industry, it’s kind of a big deal — this year’s speakers include Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard; musician and 5-time Grammy winner Questlove; actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish; photographer Albert Watson; designer John Maeda; and designer and illustrator Jessica Hische.Billed as “the creativity conference,” Adobe MAX hosts more than 300 educational sessions across various creative disciplines — but it also provides a stage for Adobe to announce and demonstrate the latest updates for its ever-growing suite of applications.If you’re at all invested in the Adobe ecosystem, MAX is where you’ll get a glimpse into the future technologies the company has been working on.It provides a first look at the changes coming to the software that drives your creative workflow, whether that’s new features or entirely new apps.Adobe oversees a huge portfolio of software, with updates rolling out all throughout the year, but the best reveals are always kept for MAX.
At the scene of the Di Startup Tour in Luleå, sweden, is interviewed doldisbolaget Behaviosecs co-founder Olov Renberg.From the start in Luleå, sweden, 2006, it säkerhetsbolaget has grown to have offices around the world.In the spring came the u.s. cybersecurity-the investor Trident owner in connection with an investment of 140 million.”We measure how you type and move the mouse to create a beteendeprofil on you.In this way we can discover if it is a scammer who has taken your card details or have access to your bank details,” said Olov Renberg, and continues:”What is unique with our thing is that we learn over time.
Stepping up with a public, private, and academic collaboration to advance autonomous driving, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM).Ducey named Intel the first private-sector founding partner of the new institute.“The Institute for Automated Mobility will bring together global industry leaders, a public sector team, and the brightest minds in academia, focused on advancing all aspects of automated vehicle science, safety, and policy,” Ducey said.“Arizona is committed to providing the leadership and knowledge necessary to integrate these technologies into the world’s transportation systems.”Administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the group’s members, including the Arizona Department Transportation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona State University (ASU), the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University, will work with Intel to advance automated driving technologies and safety standards.“Automated vehicle technologies have incredible potential to improve transportation safety and efficiency, saving lives, time and money,” said Arizona Commerce Authority president and CEO Sandra Watson.
Today, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy A9 (2018).It is the latest mid-range smartphone from the company that is the first to feature four rear cameras.Not even the LG V40 ThinQ and Huawei P20 Pro can lay claim to such a fact.Of course, there is more to the Galaxy A9 (2018) than just its four rear cameras.The phone also features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage.It also comes with a beefy 3,800mAh battery, keeps the headphone jack, and features a nice color gradient around back.
the Streetscooter was the best-selling batteribilen in Germany in the summer.Now start the Ford build the larger version Work XL.the Streetscooter began as a research project in Germany but was hived off in 2014.Now owned by Deutsche Post and DHL.The little his van Work became the best-selling pure electric car in Germany, both in June, July, albeit at a low level: 473 registrations in July.the Company has decided to build a larger model, called the Streetscooter Work XL.
In order to compete with Samsung, Apple, and Google LG has packed a ton of features into this device.Antonio Villas-Boas: I've been using LG's brand new V40 ThinQ smartphone for the last few days and I've come away so far pretty impressed.It has a really sort of very premium-looking glass back and it looks great but it is, as with all phones with glass backs, a total fingerprint magnet.It has wireless charging which is very useful.The other lens or one of the other lenses is LG's sort of signature ultra-wide angle lens so that means it captures a really wide version of what you're seeing.And the other camera is also an ultra-wide angle lens so that means bigger, broader selfies with more people inside.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales thinks there is going to be an "enormous backlash" against Donald Trump's lies.Wales said his website WikiTribune is still finding its feet and is on the hunt for its breakthrough scoop.He said the former star of "The Apprentice" deserves credit for his achievement in reaching the highest office in America and maintaining his core base of support."Donald Trump is a very talented man as a TV character, as a manipulator of the media, of news agenda.Trump has managed this, in part, because "he lies all the time and openly and cavalierly doesn't care about the truth," Wales said."I actually think there is going to be an enormous backlash.
NOAA's NOAA-20 satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Trami on Oct. 1 after it had become extra-tropical and moved away from Japan.At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on Sunday, Sept. 30, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center issued the final advisory on the system.At that time, Typhoon Trami was located about 157 miles west-southwest of Camp Fuji, Japan and moving northeast at 28 knots (32 mph/52 kph).Maximum sustained winds were near 75 knots (86 mph/139 kph).Trami was weakening rapidly and becoming extra-tropical as it tracked very rapidly over Honshu.On Oct. 1 at 11:54 p.m. EDT (Sept. 30 at 0354 UTC) the VIIRS instrument aboard NOAA's NOAA-20 polar orbiting satellite provided a visible image of Trami.
In the crowded field of insurance advertising and marketing, comedy seems to be king, queen and court jester.Run through the brands—Allstate, State Farm, Aflac, Progressive, Farmers and, of course, Geico—and you’ll see the battle for the chuckle for a product that most people don’t necessarily want to think about, but can’t avoid.Taking a decidedly different approach, Guardian, a 158-year-old insurance company has gone in a completely different direction with an emotional, cinematic ad that shares the stories of real people.What’s interesting is that this is the first major brand campaign in the company’s century and a half-plus existence.It also includes a complete rebrand, surfacing the Fortune 250 company more aggressively into the consumer consciousness.The film is filled with mini-vignettes and is an empathetic rallying cry of togetherness as evidenced by the simple, yet powerful voiceover accompanying the stirring imagery: “When you care about someone more than yourself, you change, you become stronger, more determined, more courageous.
Disney's new animated series Star Wars Resistance will have plenty of action featuring new characters who find themselves spying and racing while protecting the Colossus, a massive refueling platform on an outer rim ocean planet.But in a new extended sneak peek video posted Thursday, we also see familiar faces from previous Star Wars movies The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.Both Poe Dameron (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (voiced by Gwendoline Christie) are featured in the new view.Dameron recruits the young Resistance pilot Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono (voiced by Christopher Sean) to spy on the First Order.And of course Phasma is there to make things difficult for everyone.We also get quick glimpses of other beloved characters like General Leia Organa (voiced by Rachel Butera) and droid BB-8.
Dealing with stressful or traumatic medical procedures is about to get easier thanks to a collaboration between VRHealth and Oculus, which are bringing the latter’s VR headsets into hospitals to soothe uncomfortable patients.Ahead of today’s Oculus Connect 5 event, the companies announced that they’re using Go and Rift hardware to manage pain for mothers in labor, cancer patients in chemotherapy, and patients before and after surgery.While it would be fairly easy to just pop a VR headset with a tropical beach scene on any struggling patient, VRHealth’s software is specifically geared towards providing a medical-grade experience for users.There will be three different options available for preorder, UploadVR reports, including:An Oculus Go-based pain management platform for hospitals designed to distract the wearer with visuals during chemotherapy and other uncomfortable treatments.This platform will start at $699 for a Go and tablet combination, with monthly fees of $89 and up depending on user needs.
Google has announced it is reversing its decision to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.The online giant blocked such adverts back in March as part of a security crackdown, but has now apparently changed its mind and will allow cryptocurrency ads on its services from next month.The news was detailed in a change to Google's October 2018 financial products and services policy, which says that the terms will be "updated" in order to allow regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan - although they can be based anywhere in the world.However companies looking to advertise will need to be certified with Google for the specific country in which their ads will serve, with applications opening once the new service launches next month."We don't have a crystal ball to know where the future is going to go with cryptocurrencies, but we've seen enough consumer harm or potential for consumer harm that it's an area that we want to approach with extreme caution," Scott Spencer, Google's director of sustainable ads, had said at the time of the initial ban.The block had also affected third-party websites, and meant that companies looking to advertise rolling spot forex and financial spread betting also needed to obtain certification from Google in order to advertise through AdWords.
Artificial intelligence (AI) underlies many, if not most, of Google Search’s features.It’s how Google News personalizes podcast, video, and article recommendations, and how Google’s lightweight Search app for Android Go reads the text of websites in more than two dozen languages.At an event today commemorating Google’s 20th anniversary, it took the wraps off of three new AI enhancements bound for Search: auto-generated “immersive content,” video previews, and improved image search.“When Search first began, our results were just plain text,” Cathy Edwards, director of engineering at Google Images, said in a blog post.“Today, we’re introducing … fundamental shifts in how we think about Search, including a range of new features that use AI to make your search experience more visual and enjoyable.”The first of these concerns AMP Stories, Google’s open source library that enables publishers to build web-based, Snapchat-like flipbooks with slick graphics, animations, videos, and streaming audio.
Finding convenient ways to get personal training or coaching is already challenging for those who don't have a lot of time or money.While many entrepreneurs are working on various faster and cheaper solutions to this problem, a company called Coachilla is winning the game in the self-improvement industry.Launched by Eeppi Nieminen, Coachilla is a Graduate of the Helsinki Founder Institute.Before launching Coachilla, Eeppi built up considerable experience working in numerous roles at various companies, including doing sales and business development at Heebo Oy; project manager and Chief Business Development Officer at 3D Online Factory; and Vice President of the Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society.A year into their existence, Coachilla managed to land on a list of 13 top startups for the first CherryonTop Accelerator program, placing third overall.Having this occur helped Eeppi's company become noticed and made it clear the company positively impacts our everyday digital lives.
DenBoer’s own grandmother suffered from dementia when he was going to medical school, and it became his obsession to treat it.He became a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher in hopes of treating dementia.His company has created a cognitive training program, an iOS app called Brain U Online, that prevents memory loss and mitigates functional decline.The treatment is to give our brains something new and novel, which releases a chemical (glutamate) in your brain and prevents your brain from engaging in that accelerated shrinkage.There were some good results that came out of that trial, and I decided to switch my career — at that point I was an intern — and became a resident down in Arizona at a place called Barrow Neurological Institute.We have about 10,000 users, but we’re developing an initiative to scale to 250,000 users in the next month.
Just months after TCL released the BlackBerry Key2, the smartphone manufacturer surprised us with a budget version of its handset.The Blackberry Key2 LE has many of the same features as its more expensive predecessor, yet comes in at $250 less.If you have interest in the BlackBerry Key2, it may be worth considering the BlackBerry Key2 LE.150.25 x 71.8 x 8.35 mm (5.92 x 2.83 x 0.33 inches)151.4 x 71.8 x 8.5 mm (5.96 x 2.82 x 0.33 inches)1,620 x 1,080 pixels (434 pixels per inch)
I wrote about my hands-on experience with the Honor Play when it launched last month, and I’ve tested it extensively since to see how it fares as a gaming phone.It’s unlike other devices aimed at gamers, because it looks just like any other Android handset on the market today, and it also costs a fair bit less.I’m happy to report that it indeed works well if you’re keen on testing your skills in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and other graphics-intensive titles.Besides that, everything remains the same on both models: Huawei’s Kirin top-end octa-core 970 processor, a 6.2-inch FHD+ LCD notched display, a 16-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 2-megapixel shooter for Portrait Mode-style shots and AI features, room for dual SIMs, and a 3,750mAh battery.It also fares well with other titles like Asphalt 9 and Iron Blade.It’s also quick with most social media and productivity apps, and Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 skin atop Android 8.1 feels snappy and responsive.