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Facebook revealed on Wednesday that it plans to open a data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico.The seventh such facility is expected to go online in late 2018.The company wasn t forthcoming with specifics about the data center, but it will be equipped with the latest Open Compute Project computers, storage, and network technologies while also being powered by 100 percent renewable energy.When the Los Lunas facility opens, it will join other data centers that Facebook has opened over the years, including Clonee, Ireland which should open by late 2017 or early 2018 ; Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Forest City, North Carolina; Luleå, Sweden; and the original site in Prineville, Oregon.Although the company didn t specify how much the data center would cost, the Alburquerque Business First reported that it will be a multibillion-dollar project and that it was a competitive race to have Los Lunas selected — besides New Mexico, Utah was also considered, but it s likely that site wasn t chosen due to a heavy amount of public criticism.Ken Patchett, Facebook s director of data center operations in the western region, wrote in a post that the Los Lunas facility will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world and that the company is teaming with PNM Resources to leverage New Mexico s solar and wind energy to power the data center.By powering our data center with renewable energy versus natural gas, we also reduce the water usage associated with the data center by 30 percent, he said.The new solar and wind farms also bring additional jobs and investments to the region.It s expected that the data center project will create hundreds of new construction jobs along with dozens of long-term operations jobs.
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I tygstycket finns invävda material som ger el från både sol och mekanisk rörelse.Foto: Georgia Institute of TechnologyEtt tyg som genererar el från både mekanisk rörelse och solljus har utvecklats av forskare i USA.Ett tygstycke som lindas runt handleden kan ge tillräckligt med el för att driva ett armbandsur.Med ett större tygstycke som fladdrar i vinden en solig dag är det även möjligt att ladda en mobil eller en gps-mottagare.Det skriver Georgia Institute of Technology där forskare utvecklat den nya hybridgeneratorn.
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Electrical gremlins interfered with climate and stereo controlsNo back seat, small cargo areaLarger, more practical options are similarly pricedWhat a difference a year can make.This past month, I had the opportunity to once again sample the Fortwo, only this time I had a full seven days to put the car through its paces and match it up with my daily routine.Gone is the 70 horsepower three-cylinder engine offered by the older version of the Fortwo, and in its place is a slightly smaller just under one liter three-banger that adds a turbocharger to the mix.
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kehittää järjestelmää, jonka avulla robottiautot osaisivat tunnistaa lähestyvät hälytysajoneuvot, uutisoiGooglen hälytysajoneuvot tunnistava järjestelmä perustuu vilkkuvien, etenkin sinisten ja punaisten hälytysvalojen havaitsemiseen.Järjestelmä tunnistaisi kameroiden ja antureiden avulla, minkälainen hälytysajoneuvo on kyseessä.
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the Image above has been published on MyDrivers and claimed to be a commercial image for Huawei Mate 9 that ended up on the web in advance.If the image is genuine have Mate 9 equipped with double rear 20MP-cameras and the upcoming chip Kirin 960.Specifications as mentioned earlier, 6GB of RAM and the software EMUI 5.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.the product image also shows a rear fingerprint scanner, which Huawei's other smartphones.the Forerunners have 6 " monitors and even Mate 9 is expected to offer a panel of that size, but the resolution may have been increased from 1080p to 1440p.Mate 9 is introduced later in the fall.
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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Alexa, the voice assistant for Amazon's Echo speaker, may soon be able to speak to users unprompted, according to TechCrunch.Amazon has not provided a timetable for this potential update.This would mark a significant upgrade, as Alexa currently only speaks when when spoken to.According to The Information, the voice assistant is set to receive an update that would allow it to push notifications to users, either verbally or through a lighted ring at the top of the Echo.This would mean that users could program Alexa to notify them when their Alexa-linked doorbell rings, or alert a user when their smart door camera detects someone outside.Amazon has continued to expand the capabilities of its popular voice assistant.The e-commerce giant continues to expand the third-party partners for Alexa, adding skills for Spotify, Uber and others.Alexa is so popular that companies such as Hyundai and BMW have integrated Alexa functionality into their connected car platforms.BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, looked into the popularity of the Echo and Alexa earlier this year.This upgrade could provide a boost to the smart home market, which is stuck in the 'chasm' of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption.There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles.However, the largest barrier is the technological fragmentation of the smart home ecosystem, in which consumers need multiple networking devices, apps and more to build and run their smart home.John Greenough, senior research analyst for BI Intelligence, has compiled a detailed report on the U.S. smart home market that analyzes current consumer demand for the smart home and barriers to widespread adoption.It also analyzes and determines areas of growth and ways to overcome barriers.Here are some key takeaways from the report:Smart home devices are becoming more prevalent throughout the US.
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It s no secret that there are many, many fake Twitter accounts out there — and we re not just talking about people who pretend to be celebrities to cause PR headaches.A new research project developed at Carnegie Mellon University has set out to solve this problem with an algorithm called FRAUDAR.If I have 500 followers and you have 10,000 then you appear more important than me.As a result, there are companies on the internet which sell fake followers.The goal of our work was therefore to figure out a good way to allow them to do so.FRAUDAR is based around graph mining, referring to a method for seeking out patterns in data.
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Instabox som vill underlätta e-handeln tar in 6 miljoner kronor.Breakit har tidigare skrivit om bolaget Instabox, som vill utmana posten med virtuella adresser.Idén går ut på att ha så kallade smarta skåp på Pressbyrån och 7-Eleven i stället för de vanliga utlämningsställena.Tanken är att kunderna på så sätt ska slippa passa butikernas öppettider, samtidigt som budbolagen sparar tid genom att slippa köra hem till folk.Nu står det klart att boxstartupen tar in 6 miljoner kronor i riskkapital.Enligt Di Digital är det Apoteas och Adlibris grundare Pär Svärdson, Ryska Postens grundare Daniel Pilotti och Qliro:s före detta vd Paul Fischbein som investerar i bolaget.
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View photosMoreA man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2015.San Francisco Reuters - Facebook's Messenger application, which now boasts a billion users, is introducing new capabilities that will make it possible to pay for goods and services through Messenger or though "bots," or automated programs, that use the messaging app.David Marcus, VP of messaging products at Facebook, said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference that the company was working with a number of payment providers including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Stripe to implement the features.
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Storägaren Moor want to see results before they pump more money in 3D the company.the Mission is to lead the Goo Technologies to profitability, " says the new ceo Henrik Landin.Goo Technologies, the future is about to be settled.The stockholm-based company, which has developed a tool for building 3D environments for the web, already has a tough journey behind him.The last three financial years summed up the losses to 32.5 million and the company now needs additional money from their owners in order to survive.In the latest annual accounts submitted to the companies registration office a month ago shows that more than half of the share capital is exhausted, and the company has therefore been forced to draw up the trial balance.
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Scientists have recovered DNA from the bacterium that caused London s 1665 Great Plague by studying the teeth of five skeletons.This is the first time that plague DNA from 17th-century Britain has been pinpointed and marks a breakthrough in Great Plague research.The 1665 outbreak was Britain s last major bubonic plague outbreak and claimed the lives of an estimated 100,000 Londoners.Despite the Great Plague killing on such a devastating scale, traces of it have eluded archaeologists for some time – because it was such a fast-acting disease it left no trace on the bones, explained the Museum of London Archaeology, in a blog post.However, a mass burial site discovered last year during construction at London s Liverpool Street Station provided scientists with crucial clues.Experts took samples from the teeth of 20 people found at the New Churchyard site.
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Facebook s recently automated Trending feed is quickly becoming a laughing stock thanks to its failure to discern the real from the fake.Following successive blunders last month, the algorithm tasked with compiling the platform s most talked-about topics served users an unscrupulous tabloid article on Friday.The story in question claimed the September 11 attacks were caused by bombs…planted in the Twin Towers.Facebook deleted the post after being notified about the error by Washington Post reporter Abby Ohlheiser.We re aware a hoax article showed up there, a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement on Friday, and as a temporary step to resolving this we ve removed the topic.https://t.co/PdljXr2Cry Now it is telling me 9/11 was caused by bombs, not planes.
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Jobb Så landar du de bästa jobben och håller en god relation till din rekryterare.Med andra ord: räkna inte med att rekryteraren försöker fixa in dig på en position som du inte är kvalificerad för.Bli kompis med rekryterarna i din branschMånga rekryterare specialiserar sig på vissa branscher eller positioner.Om du vill skapa en relation till någon, och få en chans på de bästa jobben för dig, är det bäst att snacka med de som är verksamma inom din bransch.Se till att hamna i byrålådan
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Changing consoles is always a pain, but Sony is looking to make the process a bit easier with the release of the upcoming PS4 Pro.In a blog recently posted on the official PlayStation US Blog, the company detailed the upgrade process from your current PS4 to the new model.The new process is easy.Simply plug in and power up both systems, and connect them using an Ethernet cable.You can then transfer your games, saved data, captured videos, screenshots, system settings and "other content".In other words it sounds like the new process will transfer more or less everything you need to get started with your new console.
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Under veckan har en stor våg av bluffmejl skickats ut i bensinbolagets namn."Vi har upptäckt avvikande aktivitet på ditt OKQ8-kreditkort", inleds bluffmejlet som ser ut att komma från bensinbolaget.För att vara ett bluffmejl är brevet ovanligt välformulerat och skrivet på ordentlig svenska, men lita inte på det för den sakens skull.Det verkar röra sig om bedragare som vill lura till sig dina kortuppgifter."Vi fick de första rapporterna vid 16-tiden den 6 september och gick då genast ut i våra egna kanaler och informerade om detta samtidigt som vi uppmanade våra kunder om att aldrig lämna ut personliga uppgifter per mail", skriver OKQ8 i ett mejl till IDG.se.Företaget har fått rapporter om att både personer som är och inte är kunder hos dem fått utskicket.
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The thing is: We'd never know it anyway.In a note to clients out Tuesday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said there's a 20%-50% chance that we're living in the matrix — meaning that the world we experience as "real" is actually just a simulation.The firm cites comments from Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Nick Bostrom's seminal paper on the issue as the basis for its 20%-50% view.Here's BAML emphasis added :"Many scientists, philosophers, and business leaders believe that there is a 20-50% probability that humans are already living in a computer-simulated virtual world.In April 2016, researchers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History to debate this notion.The argument is that we are already approaching photorealistic 3D simulations that millions of people can simultaneously participate in.
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Today, the catchphrase among some in the industry to describe the funding environment is deep winter.Few go as far as calling it the bursting of a bubble, but the numbers are stark.In the first half of 2016, 173 new venture-capital funds in China raised 78.9 billion yuan $11.8 billion , down 42% and 14% respectively from the same period last year, according to pedata.cn, a financial database run by Beijing-based research firm Zero2IPO Group.Venture capitalists made a total of 1,264 investments, down one-third from a year earlier.It s not falling off the cliff, but the market is definitely cooling, says Fan Bao, head of Beijing-based investment bank China Renaissance.Launched in May 2014, it raised at least $90 million in three rounds of funding in a little over a year from top venture-capital firms.
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Select London postcodes now have the chance to get high-end food from restaurants delivered directly to their door via Amazon Prime Now.Available restaurants include Baltic Restaurant, Crazy Bear, Archipelago, Benares, Kiru, Comptoir Libanais, Levant, Planet Hollywood, and Stada.A couple places just for lunch are included on the list as well such as Pod and Tossed along with lots more places for lunch and dinner.To use the new delivery service, the user has to order via the Prime Now app and enter the postcode to see if restaurant delivery is available in their area.When in an area where delivery is available the user will see Amazon Restaurants on the home page of the app.If that label isn't seen on the app, users aren t in a delivery area.
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Recruitment services giant CareerBuilder has acquired Workterra, a cloud-based technology company specializing in human capital management HCM .Founded in 1995 as NetStart Inc., CareerBuilder has emerged as one of the biggest brands in online recruitment.While it s perhaps best known for the CareerBuilder.com recruitment website, it also provides human resources software as a service SaaS to companies, covering job listings, sourcing, workflow, analytics, CRM, and more.Workterra was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.For the uninitiated, HCM focuses on a company s need to match competencies with specific roles and is usually considered across three categories: acquisition hiring , management, and optimization.In real terms, this can mean administering employee benefits or ensuring the workforce is fit and healthy.Today s news is the latest in a long line of strategic acquisitions from CareerBuilder, as the Chicago-based company looks to diversify its recruitment smarts.Earlier this year, it expanded into background screening and drug testing with the acquisition of Aurico, and last year it snapped up Dutch company Textkernel for its semantic job search technology.Back in 2014, CareerBuilder bought out Broadbean, a London-based HR software firm.So what CareerBuilder has effectively done through its recent surge in acquisitions is to position itself as the go-to service for a company s entire HR needs, including pre-hire and post-hire services.
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LG V20 is now presented on Wednesday and one of the questions is whether the manufacturer continued with the same modular solution that is in the G5.According to a rumor from CNET Korea, the answer is no – but the device is said to offer both removable battery and memory card slot.Phones with batteries that can be replaced in an easy way are now very rare.the Source says that LG created a custom solution for this: the left half of the back cover can be removed, after which the memory card slot, SIM kortsplats and the battery is exposed.Although the bottom said to go to take away which means that the battery can be pushed out and a new one inserted.All responses will come in the day after tomorrow.
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