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If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product.A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now describing the reason why the smoke aromas are stored in the grapes and is thus showing the way for growers to eliminate this degradation in quality.In the case of wine production, it is not initially clear whether there was a fire near the vineyard from which the grapes come."This leads to a strong reduction in the quality of the wine."Those now thinking of barrique-produced wines, which taste "smokey" to some people, will learn from the scientist that it's not comparable to that.Yet what's happening in the fruit?
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Apple’s iPhone X, the flagship of Apple’s 2017 smartphone lineup, is taking the iPhone in bold new directions.The iPhone X 2018 is at least a year away.But rumors of a larger screen, an embedded Touch ID sensor, and more have already started to emerge.Details are scant when it comes to the iPhone X 2018’s design, but reports suggest it will have a larger screen.Apple recently suspended development of a 5.28-inch OLED iPhone, told parts manufacturers that it expects changes in order volumes, and signed contracts with Samsung for multiple OLED display sizes, according to The Bell.The moves were reportedly motivated by the “low marketability” of smaller phones and the “popularity of larger-screen phones for video viewing.”
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Apple Stores are usually faced with intimidatingly long lines on the morning of a new iPhone launch, but that largely didn’t seem to the case today.As various reports and queuers have pointed out, some Apple Stores have very short lines out front for the iPhone 8, if they have anyone at all.Reuters said that there were fewer than 30 people at Apple’s Sydney store, which usually has hundreds out front.And it described a “less lively mood in Asia” than for previous launches.In Pasadena, California, ABC7 reporter Chelsea Edwards posted a photo from outside of an Apple Store with no one in front of it.It was taken early in the morning, so people could still show up, but for a line that often has people waiting overnight, it’s a strange absence.
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Avanza följer upp Nordnets satsning med att lansera robotrådgivning för ett antal tillgångsklasser, skriver Dagens Industri.Genom Avanza Auto erbjuds kunder sex specialfonder som är sammansatta och förvaltas av Avanza Fonder.Fonderna kommer att investera i aktier, räntor och alternativa tillgångar som råvaror.Avgiften som Avanza Auto kommer att ta ut är på strax under en halv procent, inräknat för en förvaltningsavgift på 0,35 procent som Avanza tar ut.För att kunna investera genom Avanza Auto krävs ett minsta startbelopp på en krona och ett månadssparande på 100 kronor som lägst belopp.Enligt Avanzas vd Johan Prom är det en efterfrågan för automatisk förvaltning som ligger till grund för robotrådgivningen.
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Stockholmsbolaget Starcounter har utvecklat en ny teknik för att bygga affärssystem.Bolagets teknik används av slutkunder som till exempel Gekås Ullared och göteborgsstartupen Adfenix, som ansvarar för annonserna på alla Bonniers sajter.Nu meddelar bolaget att man tilldelats 2,2 miljoner euro från EU.Det motsvarar knappt 21 miljoner kronor räknat med dagens växelkurs.Pengarna är priset i tävlingen “SME Instrument - Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme”, som arrangeras som en del av EU-programmet Horizon 2020.“Vi är mycket stolta över vinsten i Horizon 2020 och den tydliga motiveringen att vår teknologi är av strategisk betydelse för europa då den kan skapa arbetstillfällen och ökad global konkurrenskraft.
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Stockholmsbolaget Starcounter has developed a new technology for building business applications.the Company's technology is used by customers such as Gekås Ullared and göteborgsstartupen Adfenix, which is responsible for the ads on all the new york sites.Now notifies the company that it be assigned to 2.2 million euro from the EU.This corresponds to almost 21 million Swedish crowns, with today's exchange rate.the Money is the prize in the contest “the SME Instrument - Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme”, which is organised as a part of the EU programme Horizon 2020.“We are very proud of the win in Horizon 2020 and the clear justification that our technology is of strategic importance for europe, because it can create jobs and increase global competitiveness.
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Windows 10 S are a to certain parts of the ”locked” variant of Microsoft's operating system, which is being marketed to the education sector has begun to sink into the general it awareness.Some think that it is a excellent idea, even for companies.the Others think that it is just wrong.Microsoft's Mohammed Samji put, accidentally, your finger on a more general problem with Windows, than to a particular variant of the smartphone market is possibly worse than the other.In an interview with Computerworld, he describes the purpose of the Windows 10's to give users a ”pristine experience”, hence a ”pure experience”.But pristine can not only be translated with ”clean”, but also ”ancient”, if you believe Google Translate.
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Microsoft is reportedly coming closer to a UK retail launch, according to RetailWeek (we first saw the report via The Verge), with a new, flagship store set to open in one of London's most central locations, Oxford Circus.The building Microsoft is apparently eyeing out is currently occupied by United Colours of Benetton, but the company might give way to the Redmond giant, which is reportedly discussing a long, 10-year long lease.The deal hasn't been sealed as of yet, and RetailWeek says that it might fail to materialise.This isn't the first time reports about Microsoft being interested in a flagship UK store surface; the firm was rumoured to open one back in 2013 (and then 2015), but apparently couldn't find the right spot and ultimately shelved its plans.In recent years, Microsoft opened a few other stores across the globe, more notably one in New York City's busy Fifth Avenue, and a second one in Sydney, Australia two years ago — its first outside of the US.This would be a further signal of Microsoft's increased interest in its hardware operations.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 had been available all over the world for quite some time now, including Europe, and it seems like a Rose Pink variant of the phone is getting ready to hit the shelves of certain European retailers in the coming days.These news come not from Samsung but from Dutch retailer Belsimpel, that has the phone available for pre-order on its website.This new color variant was initially distributed solely in Taiwan, where nearly 30% of the handsets sold are tinted in some sort of rose hue.It was assumed that rose pink would remain exclusive to Taiwan and South Korea, but it looks like this won’t be the case.The Rose Pink Galaxy S8 is available for pre-order for €599.00 but so far the Dutch retailer hasn’t disclosed yet when the device will be available.Having said that, this phone is identical to the regular Galaxy S8 model, except for the fact it comes with a pink paint job that the ladies (presumably) will love.
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Tuned properly, these waves can deliver information over short distances.A team from the University of Washington, with the Internet of Things in mind, has expanded the range of backscatter to several kilometers.They showed that small sensors, transmitting signals using a special modulation technique, can backscatter data over greater distances than ever before.That group plans to commercialize its technology through a startup called Jeeva Wireless, and expects to have a commercial backscatter system for sale within six months.If backscatter can be used over long distances, it would be easier to build huge networks of sensors that could periodically send data to administrators.In theory, such a network could allow you to collect basic data from anything within range that you wished to stick a tag on—including yourself, other people, or pets.
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Från det australiensiska designföretaget Joan kommer den här lilla mojängen som kallas för Tiller och är tänkt att användas för att logga hur du använder din tid framför datorn.Tanken är att man ska koppla in Tiller till sin dator och varje gång man påbörjar en ny uppgift vid datorn så klickar man en gång på Tiller.Då drar en timer igång som räknar upp tid ända tills det man klickar nästa gång på Tiller och timern avslutas.Därefter kan man få upp ett gränssnitt på datorn där man kan tilldela den förlupna tiden till uppgifter som till exempel "hantera epost", "programmera", "facebooka" eller någon annan lämplig uppgift.Tiller är primärt framtagen till de som känner att de kanske behöver registrera sin tid framför datorn lite noggrannare.Man nämner till exempel frilansare som arbetar med flera olika kunder varje dag och behöver kunna debitera respektive kund för denna tid.
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Brimming with excitement over the redesigned App Store, indoor maps, Apple Pay in iMessage, and the host of other features in iOS 11?Good news: The wait is finally over.After a months-long beta program, the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is finally available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Here’s which iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices are supported by iOS 11:To see which of your installed apps are compatible with iOS 11, go to your iPhone, open the Settings menu, and tap General > About > Applications > App Compatibility.Apple typically issues bug-squashing patches after major software releases, so if you’re worried about your iPhone’s day-to-day stability, it might be best to hold off for now.
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JD Group announced that Shen Yuanqing, former Microsoft Asia Pacific technology chairman, has formally joined JD as president of its cloud business unit.In his new role, Shen will be responsible for JD's cloud computing businesses and report to Liu Qiangdong, chairman and chief executive officer of JD.Shen joined Microsoft in 1993 and he previously worked as Microsoft Asia Pacific technology chairman, chief operating officer of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R Group, and general manager of Microsoft China cloud computing and enterprise division.During his service at Microsoft, Shen also worked as director of many technology companies listed in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong.Prior to joining Microsoft, Shen worked for IDT in California.Shen graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Master's degree of computer science.
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We’ve seen Bluehole Studio crow about its number of people playing 2017’s biggest gaming phenomenon, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, on Steam.But over the weekend, Divinity: Original Sin 2 made some unexpected noise when it comes to how many people are playing it on Valve’s PC platform.Larian Studios confirmed to GamesBeat today that when is new release, Divinity: Original Sin 2, hit 85,493 concurrent players Sunday on Steam, it set what it claims is a new record for any traditional role-playing game on the platform.GamesBeat has asked Valve to confirm if this is correct, and the company says it’s looking into this.A Larian spokesperson also confirmed that this number is higher than the original, Divinity: Original Sin, ever reached on Steam.Divinity: Original Sin 2 released September 14 for PC, and according to Larian, it has racked up over 500,000 sales.
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The island nation south of India with its gorgeous beaches, rainforests, and ancient Buddhist ruins just saw one of its startups – medtech app oDoc – score US$1 million seed funding.The country’s startup ecosystem is still very young with over 50 percent of its entrepreneurs using their personal savings to fund their companies.ODoc isn’t going after the mass market though – at least not yet.Three taps on your smartphone and you can submit your pre-consultation notes, take a picture of your rash, and get a doctor to review those.A doctor will call you and send his prescription with the doctor’s seal and signature right to your phone.Many startups around the world have been at it but oDoc’s four founders – with their diverse backgrounds – approached it more from a design perspective than as a tech problem to solve.
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At the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon, an absolutely massive swath of the 102 companies that took the stage on Sunday presented hacks with disaster relief in mind.Most of the disaster-related apps that presented today mentioned the recent events of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in their pitches, observing that tech should be able to pair victims, resources and rescue workers far better than existing services.Many of the rescue-oriented apps that took the stage acknowledged that mobile data services usually go down during these events and the vast majority of them offered an SMS-based version of their hack.While some hacks addressed specific disaster scenarios like emergency ridesharing and drone rescue operations, nearly all of the disaster-related apps mentioned failings of modern emergency management, like a “lack of communication” between victims and rescuers and the absence of a “cohesive program” tracking realtime rescue and relief efforts.Here’s a selection of the notable disaster relief hacks from 2017’s Disrupt Hackathon:RescueCom: “An accessible and frictionless way to communicate in emergency situations.” The service offers geofenced chatrooms with alerts from emergency services highlighted in red with all messages geotagged.
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SonicSpike writes: It's hard to believe that Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn't know exactly what they were doing with Wednesday night's season premiere of South Park.This episode marked the beginning of the show's 21st season and as usual, South Park took on current issues like tiki torch-wielding white supremacists and... home digital assistants.The latter meant lots of gags in which Cartman and other characters addressed Amazon Echo's Alexa and Google Home as well.And that ended up being a problem for viewers who own those devices.(Editor's note: example 1, 2) South Park writers absolutely knew their lines would do this and probably had a hilarious time coming up with funny commands for the home assistants.
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Alexa, meet the Google Cardboard of voice assistants.The big ‘G’ has teamed up with Raspberry Pi to help tinkerers build their own screenless, disembodied version of the internet, with the AIY Projects kit.That stands for ‘Artificial Intelligence Yourself’, which isn’t a cue for a self-lobotomy, but rather the name of the kit that came with physical copies of issue 57 of MagPi.This includes a Google Voice accessory board, stereo mic board, some wires and that massive arcade button, all of which need to be added to a Raspberry Pi 3 (not included).Yep, you’ll need to press that button to ask your budget Home questions, but this is still a voice assistant for about £40.And the good news is it's now available to pre-order from Pimoroni, Micro Center and Adafruit - get a shifty on though, they're selling out fast.
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One time is no time, and 70 failures is... experience.The rule applies at the raketutveckling, not least the Tesla-founder's company Spacex.in 2002, Elon Musk, the initiative for the company, and thanks to Twitter, it has always been a public company.Through the host's updates, the public has communicated both the business news and success stories.In true Mo-style, may now world another update from Spacex.But here it is not the success you want to share.
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Eyetrackingbolaget Tobii stiger på Stockholmsbörsen efter att en storaffär i bolaget internmäklats hos Carnegie.Klockan 15:55 mäklades 1,5 miljoner aktier, motsvarande 1,5 procent av kapitalet i bolaget till 39 kronor.Det innebär en affär på totalt 58 miljoner kronor.I skrivande stund (kl 16:34) har den nedtryckta teknikaktien stigit över 8 procent till 42 kronor.Vem som har sålt eller köpt i affären är i dagsläget oklart.
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