The European Commission, Facebook, Google YouTube , Twitter and Microsoft have announced a Code of Conduct governing illegal hate speech online in the EU.Earlier today, the various involved entities issued a statement explaining the new framework:In order to prevent the spread of illegal hate speech, it is essential to ensure that relevant national laws transposing the Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia are fully enforced by Member States in the online as well as the in the offline environment.While the effective application of provisions criminalising hate speech is dependent on a robust system of enforcement of criminal law sanctions against the individual perpetrators of hate speech, this work must be complemented with actions geared at ensuring that illegal hate speech online is expeditiously reviewed by online intermediaries and social media platforms, upon receipt of a valid notification, in an appropriate time-frame.To be considered valid in this respect, a notification should not be insufficiently precise or inadequately substantiated.But multiple events and incidents, most recently a wave of terrorist acts across Europe, feed into the concerns expressed in the Code of Conduct.This process, established outside an accountable democratic framework, exploits unclear liability rules for companies.
It's Memorial Day, all Ars staff is off, and we're grateful for it running a site remains tough work .One of the more unfortunate memes that makes an appearance whenever climate science is discussed is the accusation that, by hyping their results, climate scientists are ensuring themselves steady paychecks, and may even be enriching themselves.A Google search for "global warming gravy train" pulls out over 50,000 results six of them from our forums .Since it doesn't have a lot of commercial appeal, most of the people working in the area, and the vast majority of those publishing the scientific literature, work in academic departments or at government agencies.It's also worth pointing out what they get that money for, as exemplified by a fairly typical program announcement for NSF grants.Climatologists are well equipped to identify potential problems, but very poorly equipped to solve them; it would be a bit like expecting an astronomer to know how to destroy a threatening asteroid.
But Asus has generally preferred full dockable keyboards or swing-hinge designs over kickstands and keyboard covers.It can flip out to any angle up to its maximum rotation of 170 degrees.The company also claims the display can show 121 percent of the sRGB gamut, making it a wide-gamut display.It attaches magnetically to the Transformer 3 Pro, and can be used either flat, or propped up at a slightly more ergonomic angle.There s a good amount of key travel, and a decent tactile bottoming action makes it clear when a key is activated.HighsLarge, vibrant displaySolid, professional constructionExcellent keyboard coverAttractive entry priceLowsDerivative designA bit bulky
The gang is hoping that life at Lallybroch will somehow ease the memories of all that transpired in France—but we know better.The Frasers get a letter in which Charles Stuart states his rightful claim to the divine throne and forges Jamie s signature as one of his supporters.It s time for another road trip on horseback.Jamie needs to rally the troops, starting with Lord Simon Fraser Lovat at Beaufort Castle, and Claire goes along for the—wait, sorry, who the hell is Lord Lovat?How else can a man find his manhood than through a bit of seduction of a beguiling young virgin?In the wake of this bravado, Lord Lovat allows his son to lead their clan s men into battle.
It s a voice-activated speaker-like device that can intelligently listen to commands, return answers to queries from Google Search, control home automation, play music and set appointments using a new platform called Google assistant.It uses integrated machine learning and continues to learn your style over time, making it more convenient for users to get things done — make reservations, list tasks, schedule meetings and so on.It also features Smart Reply, which offers suggested replies based on the message content.Google s CEO, Sundar Pichai, has revealed that half of the search engine s queries are from mobile devices, and a fifth of those are made via voice search.Search is moving beyond typing into a white box to bringing Google to wherever you are — desktop, walking around your home, using your phone.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
NASA s New Horizons spacecraft has provided the best look at Pluto s surface to date, and NASA has assembled the images into a pleasant video, as well as a high-resolution image strip you can check out for yourself.As you can see in the video, the image represents a very long strip of Pluto, with the top part showing what NASA calls the Hummocky cratered uplands — a span of seemingly smooth surface pocked with impact craters of all sizes.From there, the image shows the rocky, very different Washboard terrain, a name no doubt derived from its heavily disrupted, mountainous surface.The cellular nitrogen ice plains follow, and they look like a close up scan of some sandy space with striations mixed throughout NASA has talked about these before .This leads into the rugged dark highlands, at which point we ve spanned many, many miles and reached the end.An impressive range of landscape types were captured in the strip, the width of which cover between 45 miles and 55 miles.
It may boast a cheap price tag, but this seems a very average MFP compared to rivals, and you're likely to be better off going for the model up Epson's WF-2660 .Kyocera Mita, Konica Minolta, Fuji Xerox, Funai, Oki Data, Ricoh, Canon, Brother, Epson and Citizen form the impressive contingent that competes with HP, Lenovo, Dell and now Lexmark although Funai builds printers for the last two .The WF-2650, which competes with the slightly more expensive Canon Maxify MB2050, carries a suggested retail price of £120 around $175, or AU$245 and packs the printer, a scanner – so with both of these it can be used as a copier – and a fax machine, the latter of which is still popular in Japan.There's no Ethernet port at this price and certainly no USB cable.The controls for the printer, using the arrow keys, are intuitive enough despite the four-line monochrome LCD screen.Its copy speeds were far slower than we expected and the print quality, though good, can't save it from performing quite poorly in terms of an overall perspective.
Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes—become the master of your own topographic creations with an augmented reality sandbox.This project uses a Kinect camera, a projector, a big tub of sand, and some free software to overlay a colorful, animated topographic map over piles of sand.The map constantly updates as you move the hills and mountains around with your hands.The best part of the video is when The Lord makes it rain, causing an epic flood and sending thousands of unseen inhabitants to their watery graves.We wrote about the AR Sandbox three years ago when the project first made the rounds.Go forth and create, then destroy, the sand worlds of your imagination!
"IT spending in the federal state apparatus is becoming increasingly obsolete," it says in a recent report by the Audit Authority Government Accounting Office, GAO, which precisely Defense Department's use of large eight-inch diskettes in the context relating to the coordination of the country's atomic weapons and bombers identified out. The Agency recommends modernization in strong terms. - It will be very expensive and difficult to do anything about this, she says. But at least before the defense has argued that the anachronistic technology had some advantages. In a documentary TV channel CBS sent a couple of years ago emphasized the Air Force that no contemporary hackers can break into such an old technology, which of course is not connected to the Internet. The reasoning gives Schwarzenegger is not much.
Image caption Eight-inch floppy disks date back to the early days of computer systemsThe US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and floppy disks, a government report has revealed.The Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon was one of several departments where "legacy systems" urgently needed to be replaced.It said that was three times more than the investment on modern IT systems."This system remains in use because, in short, it still works," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt Col Valerie Henderson told the AFP news agency.The report said that the Pentagon was planning to fully replace the system by the end of 2020.According to the report, the US treasury also needed to upgrade its systems, which it said was using "assembly language code - a computer language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware for which it was developed".
As reported by Money Control Sri Lanka signed an agreement to gain smart city expertise from Siemens, the German engineering and technology giant.Siemens will be contributing its smart city expertise to help the government develop cost-efficient infrastructure and reduce congestion in the country s Western Province.Sri Lanka s move comes as neighboring India recently ramped up efforts to transform many of its most populous urban areas into smart cities.The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development is the Sri Lankan state department tasked with developing a vast smart city that will become a commercial, aviation and naval hub for the Asian region over the next five years.We are… happy to partner with Siemens whose expertise and technologies will contribute to the Western Province s intensive efforts to eliminate congestion pressure on urban infrastructure, services and environment with a focus on reducing the per unit capital cost of infrastructure, said Lakshman Jayasekara of the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project in a statement.With its global expertise, Siemens has the portfolio, the know-how, and the expertise to help cities become more livable, more competitive and more sustainable, said Sunil Mathur, CEO of Siemens India.
That s a loss for Intel, as Lambert was managing director of Intel Capital s Software and Services Fund as well as the Intel Capital Diversity Fund.Last June, Lambert was the executive who announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund in a press conference that included Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.We ve asked Intel for a comment.Lambert has 16 years of venture experience, and she was associated with investments that yielded seven initial public offerings and 30 acquisitions, Westly Group said.Westly Group is focused on investments related to sustainability.Lambert will focus on investing in high growth software, Internet and Internet of Things companies for the Westly Group.Lambert serves on the board of directors for Silkroad Technology, Brit Co, and Mark One and is a board observer for Urban Airship, Kaltura, and Fonality.She is also on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association NVCA .Lambert has invested in and helped grow some of Silicon Valley s biggest technology successes including: VMware IPO , MySQL acquired by Sun Microsystems , Endeca acquired by Oracle , DATAllegro acquired by Microsoft , JBoss acquired by Red Hat , Joulex acquired by Cisco , X 1 acquired by Rocket Fuel , TOA Technologies acquired by Oracle , and Nexmo acquired by Vonage .We are delighted to have someone of Lisa s caliber join our firm , said Steve Westly, in a statement.It s no surprise that someone who was once a Division I college athlete and team captain, has become one of the best coaches for young start-ups in Silicon Valley.
That's bad news for a company whose stated strategy is to see Windows 10 running on all form factors, and a billion total devices by 2018.In fact, having a mobile component is a key part of Microsoft's developer pitch: Universal Windows Apps aren't much good if there aren't any phones to run them on."Two-in-ones have become one of the hottest segments in IT," says Tim Bajarin, president of analyst firm Creative Strategies.But if you look at the new Surfaces and Lenovos, they're sleek."That product finally got the right mix of portability and power, and today the Surface line is the poster child for the adaptability of the Windows 10 platform.The real value proposition is they are now selling complete solutions, and their enterprise stuff is more and more focused around the Surface branding."
They re quick, quiet, and clean, but Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne isn t convinced.It s an almost obscene concept, he told journalists at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.But you can t stop progress, and Electric GT has taken matters into its own hands.The San Diego-based company partnered with engineers EV West to convert a 1978 Ferrari 308GTS to run on electricity.They removed a fire-damaged V8, and replaced it with three motors and enough batteries to keep it going for 80 miles on a charge.They re calling the result a 308GTE, and claim it s more powerful and better to drive than the original.
Företaget bakom VicoVR visade upp sin kinectliknande lösning för första gången på årets CES-mässa och nu har man lagt upp det för finansiering på crowdfundingplattformen IndieGoGo.Det handlar alltså om en slags kinectliknande lösning till mobila VR-headset som skulle göra det möjligt till större interaktion i till exempel spel då VicoVR har möjlighet att registrera och följa spelarens rörelser.VicoVR kopplas trådlöst till mobilen i headsetet och inkluderar även en trådlös handkontroll.Då det i dagsläget inte finns några möjligheter att följa rörelser i mobila VR-lösningar är det här givetvis ett välkommet initiativ men för att det hela ska slå igenom krävs det givetvis att framför allt tillverkare av mobila VR-spel hoppar på tåget.VicoVR har själva tagit fram några spel som använder deras lösning och ett exempel på detta kan i se nedan.För runt 200 dollar får man VicoVR:s "kinect"-sensor och den trådlösa kontrollen om man hoppar på IndieGoGo-kampanjen nu.
See larger imageThe $150 BrydgeAir Keyboard $150 MSRP; available for $140 on Amazon for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro features a lightweight aluminum body, an unparallelled typing experience, and stereo speakers.See larger imageThe Power Wallet $80 MSRP; currently on sale for $20 through Photojojo and Amazon is a super cute faux leather day bag with room for cards, cash and other such stuff—the interior also holds a 2,800-mAh battery for recharging your phone on the go.See larger image See larger imageThe $70 Satechi Aluminum Wireless Headphones $70 MSRP; available for the same price on Amazon effortlessly connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or Bluetooth-enabled device, with a range of up to 33 feet and can play for 18 hours on a single charge.It comes in gold, silver, or space gray.See larger imageThe Sospendo wearable rig is an iPhone and iPad mount that, er, mounts you.The project is still in the Kickstarter funding stage; a pledge of $25 will help you get one of the devices if it hits production.
Googlen patentoimassa ratkaisussa onnettomuuden uhri jää kiinni konepeltiin.Kuva: Järviö LeenaGoogle on kehittänyt omaperäisen turvaominaisuuden itseajavaan autoonsa.Mahdollisessa kevyen liikenteen kolarissa auton päälle kaatunut jalankulkija jää kiinni tahmeaan pintaan.Tällä on tarkoitus estää onnettomuuden uhriin kohdistuvat useammat iskut, sillä auton tönäisemä jalankulkija voi ensimmäisen törmäyksen jälkeen esimerkiksi pudota maahan auton viereen, jolloin vammautumisen riski kasvaa.Kärpäset eivät kuitenkaan tartu tähän "liimaan", sillä tahmea aine on pinnoitteen alla.Kun auto osuu johonkuhun, pinnoite menee rikki.
Co-founder and CEO Gil Allouche said the company s technology offers an effective way for businesses that sell to other businesses to find and target new potential customers through advertising.Companies connect their Salesforce and other CRM accounts, then Metadata uses third-party data to help them target their ads at people who are similar to the existing customers and prospects.Allouche said Metadata isn t looking at everyone in the sales database, but rather qualified leads who have actually expressed interest in your product: It makes our targeting very, very effective.We want to be the one place where B2B businesses can essentially have their demand generation machine on auto pilot, he added.As for where the ads actually run, Metadata runs search and social campaigns.The funding which was also revealed in a regulatory filing comes from 500 Startups, Right Side Capital Partners and various angel investors.
Google has confirmed that support for Android applications installed via Google Play is coming to Chrome OS, but that the support will be limited to hardware two years old or newer.Google has confirmed the longstanding rumour that its HTML5-powered Chrome OS platform is getting native support for Android applications, but warns that devices older than about two years are going to be left out in the cold.Announced on the Google Chrome blog, Google's intention is simple: to tempt people into the Chrome OS ecosystem by offering them the ability to run the same apps as their Android smartphones and tablets.To do this, it plans to bring the entire Google Play ecosystem along for the ride: applications can be searched, purchased, downloaded and installed on compatible Chrome OS devices just as with Android.In a support note on its website, the advertising giant has admitted that many older Chromebooks, Chrome Boxes, and other Chrome OS devices won't be getting the ability to run Android apps - even when their specifications exceed those of newer, lower-cost alternatives, and when their version of Chrome OS is still receiving regular official updates.Google's cut-off point appears to be around the 2014 mark; its original Chromebook Pixel, released in 2013, doesn't make the grade, while its 2015 refresh does.