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Back in February, Google launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages Project or AMP for short , which serves as the company's answer to slow-loading webpages on mobile devices.It would appear to have taken off in a big way, with Google revealing today that there are more than 150 million AMP docs in its indexes and that a whopping four million more are being added each week.This success has led Google to test the waters on rolling out AMP on a wider scale.Currently, AMP-enabled pages were featured in a "Top Stories" section at the top of Search result pages.Google is looking to expand from that, giving users a look at what AMP results integrated into entire search pages will look like in a new preview.If you want to check the preview out, you can head to g.co/ampsearch on your mobile device and conduct a search as usual - any AMP-enabled results will show up with a lightning bolt-theme AMP label, making them stand out from the rest.
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The company s earnings and revenue figures came in well below analysts expectations, sending the stock 7.5% lower in after-hours trading.Through Wednesday s close, shares have lost 18% this year.The online travel company, spun off in 2011 from now-rival Expedia Inc., EXPE -0.87 % operates sites including Jetsetter.com, the tour and activity booker Viator.com and restaurant reservation site TheFork.com in addition to its namesake site that is known for users hotel reviews.As competition heats up from sites ranging from Kayak to Airbnb, TripAdvisor has been trying to beef up its offerings while spending more on advertising.In the latest quarter, TripAdvisor brought in $316 million in hotel revenue, down 7.9% from a year earlier.Though the company is working to diversify the business, hotel revenue still makes up about 80% of its top line.
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Claims to be first time a security vendor has offered rewards for disclosures of vulnerabilities with its productsKaspersky Lab has announced the creation of a Bug Bounty Program with HackerOne, a bug bounty platform provider, at the Black Hat USA Conference in Las Vegas.The vendor believes the move will not only further bolster its mitigation strategy for addressing inherent software vulnerabilities, but also continue enhancing its relationship with external security researchers.It admitted that the current cyber threat landscape is becoming increasingly complex, which means that security firms have to continuously identify and implement effective tools in order to provide the most robust level of protection.Bug bounty programs were once considered controversial, but are nowadays are regarded as an effective security measure that encourages external researchers to safely find and disclose software vulnerabilities to the companies concerned.The bug bounty program at Kaspersky Lab will officially begin on 2 August and last for a six-months.
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Apple TV is an amazing product, but it's hard to find the right place for it.Its cables are often not long enough, or look messy when exposed.And routing them through the wall isn't an easy task.This Apple TV mount from TotalMount is unique in that it mounts your Apple TV to the back of your TV, out of site.Once mounted, your Apple TV remote functions normally, simply bouncing its signal off your ceiling.It may sound too good to be true, but the mount averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 550 customers read reviews , who indicate that it's simple to install and works as promised.
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If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, chances are you re familiar with Bob Ross and his show The Joy of Painting.If not, you can go check it out on Netflix, and then return to check this out.Really, it s cool; I ll wait.The soft-spoken 20-year military-veteran-turned-artist-and-television-host now deceased had a cult following, a following that has only grown since the show made its way online.WhiteLightningHQ, an internet-based entertainment group brought us a glimpse at what a Bob Ross show in modern times would look like, complete with an HTC Vive headset, wireless controllers and Google s VR painting application Tilt Brush.The impersonator managed to sprinkle Ross-isms — such as happy little people — throughout the four minute video, all while tossing about a few uncharacteristic f-bombs and having a short spat with his on-air producers.
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MoreAn autonomous car from Delphi departs Treasure Island for a cross-country trip from San Francisco to New York City in San Francisco, California March 22, 2015.August 1 Reuters - Delphi Automotive Plc will launch a small test fleet of automated taxis in Singapore next year, aiming to ferry passengers around a city district in one of the first real-world tests of automated rides on demand, the company said on Monday.The project, run in partnership with the Singapore Land Transport Authority, will road test a concept that many companies investing in automated driving believe offers the fastest path to making such technology commercially viable.A cab ride in a dense urban area can cost $3 to 4 a mile, Delphi vice president of engineering Glen DeVos said in an interview.We think we can get to 90 cents a mile with an automated vehicle.That drops the price of transporting goods and people, and allows for the costs of automated driving systems to be spread over hours of operation and multiple users.
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Today s uplifting bit of news comes courtesy of Scotland Yard, which has issued the mother of state-the-obvious guidance for anyone who might happen to find themselves stuck in the middle of a terrorist attack in London.Run as far away as possible, said Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley to the Evening Standard, not actually being sarcastic at all.And when you can t run any further, hide, and then tell – call the police because we ve got the people, the resources, the firearms to deal with it.So while summer s failed to arrive this year, it s still worth at least trying to get yourself into some sort of fighting -- or flighting, rather -- shape.You wouldn t want to be the slowest athlete in THE RACE FOR LIFE now, would you?Were the bomb disposal operator to arrive at the scene too late to change anything and the terrorist s bomb detonates, the remarkably successful but evil outcome is not, in a journalist s sense, a controlled explosion but generates a string of such adjectives as wicked , evil and hateful not to be honoured with the description controlled .
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Salesforce today disclosed that it has acquired word processing app startup Quip for $582 million.The mobile-friendly Quip app has competed with Google Docs and Sheets and Microsoft Word and Excel.Quip has integrated team communication Slack — even as it launched a competing group chat tool — and other services.Quip has offered a free tier, although over the years it has gained adoption at some companies, including Facebook, Fender, Instacart, Pinterest, and Stripe.We re committed to growing and expanding Quip s productivity platform as part of Salesforce.If you re a Quip customer, please know that we ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service and extraordinary products you ve come to expect from us, and once the transaction closes, we ll do so as part of the world s 1 CRM company, Quip said in a blog post.Quip started in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, with 37 employees as of February.Investors include Greylock Partners and Benchmark, as well as Salesforce Ventures.
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August is almost here, and that means the mobile industry is going to get really busy as September inches closer — that s thanks to IFA, Apple s iPhone 7 launch, Google s Android Nougat, Nexus, and Daydream rollout, and more.First up is Samsung s Note 7 unveiling on August 2 — you ll need some great apps to play around with these devices.Every week we hunt through the various app stores to find you great content.You re probably acquainted with games made from Lego — they re typically modeled off popular films like The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and more.You ll a fair bit of slapstick humor thrown in, but what s neat is that you can play as all the characters in the movie, including BB-8.You may have heard of Prisma by now — it s an app that uses neural nets and artificial intelligence to convert your photos into works of art — more specifically, it changes the look of your photo into the style of a specific artist like Pablo Picasso or Roy Lichtenstein.
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When you re out catching em all and taking over the gyms in your neighborhood, you need the best tools for the job.This digital toolbox will help you level up faster, defend your gyms longer, and win more battles.The eight tools in Poké Assistant may include some things you ve seen before, like an evolution CP calculater.But there are plenty of other tools that will enhance your Go sessions.The Best Attackers tool, for example, shows you the best pokémon to use when attacking a specific pokémon, Best Defenders tells you the best pokémon to leave in gyms when you take them over, and Move List gives you an overview of the best attack abilities in the game.There s also an IV Calculator if you re interested in finding and raising the most perfect pokémon possible.
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Even though ride-hailing services like Uber and Didi Chuxing have been operating in China for years, their existence has always been a bit of a legal gray area in the country.But a new law has been passed that will formally allow these firms to offer their services starting this November.The companies are requried to follow some rules if they want to keep their legal status; drivers must have three years experience, no criminal record, and be licensed by local taxi regulators.The new regulations also cover the drivers vehicles; they must have fewer than 370,000 miles on the odometer, feature alarms and GPS tracking, and have no more than seven seats.Additionally, any user information and data that is collected must be stored within China for at least two years.Bloomberg revealed an early version of the draft last year that would have banned the use of private cars for ride-hailing companies, but this requirement, along with some other stricter rules, were dropped for the final version.
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A few years ago we realized that people tend to spend most of their waking hours at work.And if that is true wouldn t it make sense if the office would be a place even more comfortable and awesome than their homes?That kinda made sense to us, so we strive to make the TNW offices as comfortable and cool as possible.We have nice couches, fresh fruit and an overal good atmosphere.Not all day, because people want to focus on their work, but often around 5pm someone will start the Sonos and we all enjoy someone s playlist.We ve been doing that for a while, and quickly found out that some people have a talent for finding the best music.
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Elon Musk is a voracious reader, with tastes ranging from J.R.R.Tolkien to famed biographer Walter Isaacson.But Musk's latest read is a bit more obscure, and his recommendation has sent it flying off shelves.When asked by Bloomberg's Tom Randall what he was currently reading, Musk responded,  Actually, I'm reading a book called 'Twelve Against the Gods,' by Bolitho," he said.The book he's referring to is "Twelve Against the Gods: The Story of Adventure" by William Bolitho, a South African journalist, which was published in 1929.The book chronicles 12 "adventurers" as Bolitho describes them , from Casanova to Woodrow Wilson to Napoleon both I and III ."This book is intended to elucidate history somewhat, more to illustrate it, to honor without hypocrisy the deeds of men and women whose destiny was larger, if not deeper than our own," the description reads.
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This week was a landmark one for owners of the nearly 500,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars affected by the Dieselgate emissions fiasco, as U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted preliminary approval of VW s settlement with regulators over the emissions-cheating vehicles.After the Department of Justice announced VW s unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement last month, all TDI owners could do was run some calculations to figure out how much money they could expect from VW.This website isn t actually the site where you start filing your claim, it s just a way to get to the claims portal.Once you re on the site, you start by skipping down to the Check My Eligibility & Access Online Portal section and answering the two questions:Once you press Check Eligibility, and the software determines that you re eligible for a buyback or modification, you ll be prompted to click a link to the Online Claims Portal:Click yes if the vehicle stated on the screen is your car.
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There s a mystery above Jupiter.The planet is five times further from the sun than earth is — and yet has similar atmospheric temperatures to our own.So where s all that extra heat coming from?It turns out, Jupiter may have a second heat source in its Big Red Spot.In a new paper out today in Nature, researchers from Boston University explain how they constructed a heat-map of the atmosphere using infrared emissions thrown off by the planet.The highest temperatures were consistently over the planet s Great Red Spot, an ever-present storm system larger than two Earths.
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3D-printed rubber blocks that deform in different ways depending on how you squeeze them can form a metamaterial that hides a pattern inside until you squash it.The material could prove useful for advanced prosthetics or custom shoes.The building blocks are designed so that if you squeeze along one axis it will bulge out in the other two, and vice versa.Corentin Coulais at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and his colleagues used this property to 3D-print larger cubes made of these blocks that behave in unusual ways.In science the smiley seems to be the gold standard when you claim you are able to make any shape you want, but we could have made anything else, says Coulais.Creating this metamaterial is really tricky.
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From having around 1% of Swedish smartphone market a year ago, Huawei's share has now grown to 5.7%. If we look only to the Swedish Android market, Huawei has 10% of the pie. Huawei has provided figures for According to Huawei's models P9 and Honor 7 explanation for the increase and we suppose that even the Nexus 6P helped some. Globally, sales revenue for H12016 increased by 41% compared to the same period last year. Shipments of smartphones has increased by 25%, up to 60.56 million copies.
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Bruce Applegate är en av forskarna som utvecklat metoden för hållbar mjölk.Med en ny metod kan mjölkens hållbarhetstid förlängas till nio veckor.Pastörisering är den vanligaste metoden för att ta död på skadliga bakterier och mikroorganismer i mjölk.Processen innebär att mjölken hettas upp till omkring 70 grader Celsius och sedan kyls snabbt till fyra grader.Men alla bakterier försvinner inte och efter omkring en vecka börjar mjölken smaka illa.Men nu har forskare vid Purdue University i USA utvecklat en ny värmemetod som håller mjölken färsk i upp till nio veckor, skriver universitetet i ett pressmeddelande.
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Twitter's stock plunged more than 11% after hours on Tuesday afternoon after it delivered disappointing Q2 earnings.The biggest driver of the crash was the company's guidance for next quarter, which was significantly lower than predicted  $590 million to $610 million versus the $681.4 million analysts expected .Twitter blamed the low guidance on the fact that there was "less overall advertiser demand than expected."Brands didn't want to give Twitter their money.It also saw its slowest quarterly revenue growth since its IPO.Here were the main take-aways from the company's earnings call, led by CEO Jack Dorsey, and CFO Anthony Noto, and COO Anthony Bain:Twitter sees video as its biggest advertising opportunity — including live video.The company recently sealed deals to stream Wimbledon, the Democratic National Convention, and NFL games, and focus on more sports, entertainment, and political events moving forward.Even though Twitter's number of monthly active users has stalled, it believes that even people who don't understand Twitter at all will want to come to the site to watch live videos.Meanwhile, Twitter said that it will take time for it to "unlock" video ad budgets, because it still has a lot of ad tech to build that will make it clear to advertisers how valuable its video ads are.
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Imagine if everything around you was connected and A.I.-enabled.Ordering at your favorite restaurants would be as simple as sending them a text.And when you run low on groceries, your refrigerator would order food for you.This fully integrated world is right around the corner.Recently, a friend of mine told me an interesting story.Being one of the few people with a very nice lawn in the Bay Area he waters it regularly has attracted many of the neighborhood cats and dogs which christened his lawn on a regular basis.One day he got sick of stepping on do-do and so he did something about it.In four hours, he programed his sprinkler system to detect the movement of neighborhood cats and dogs and to turn itself on.In the near future, all of our devices will have similar abilities and will be able to take actions on our behalf.Currently, Facebook is working on creating an A.I.Soon, you will be able to talk to you house or car a bit like Ironman in the movie.Many of our daily chores will be handled automatically as a result.Getting things done when you are out and about will become seamless.
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