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Its creators christened it "the floating space" but in Rome everybody knows it as "the cloud".The New Congress Centre opened in October 2016 after eight years of work, filling 55,000 square metres in the EUR business district in the south of the city.Designed by Roman husband-and-wife practice Studio Fuksas, the building contains another building inside it: a cloud-shaped auditorium floating in a steel-and-glass "theca"."It's a rigid, geometric element and the cloud is its polar opposite," explains architect Massimiliano Fuksas."The perception of the spaces between the theca and the cloud changes depending on the observer's point of view."The cloud's steel framework is shrouded by 15,000 square metres of glass fibre and silicone, a fabric that helps disperse and amplify light throughout the building.
Sweden
Måndagmorgon at work can feel heavy in among.And it makes an imprint in our mejlhantering.Måndagsmejlen have more typing errors than the e-mails we send the rest of the week.And skrivtabbarna affect whether we get response or not.It has in all cases the e-postföretaget Boomerang arrived at by analyzing the subject line of the around 250 000 e-mails.It turned out that Monday is the day when the largest number of typing errors made, reports the newspaper the Independent.
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You know how old you are.You know how old your friends think you are.But at the end of the day, does anyone other than Amazon really matter?I apparently spent too much time researching sci-fi short stories yesterday because those and an Echo are all Amazon thinks I need in life — bingo, Amazon really gets that I m a tech-obsessed millennial.The team behind Amazon s Rekognition API dropped a nifty feature today that lets anyone upload their photos to get the company s best guess of their age.Today happens to be my friend s birthday, so I was curious how Amazon s tool compared against Microsoft s How-Old.net and human crowdsourcing.
Sweden
Den civila marknaden för drönare ökar kraftigt, enligt en rapport från analysföretaget Gartner.Produktionen av drönare, både de som är riktade till konsumenter och de de som används för kommerisiella ändamål, ökar snabbt och omsättningen för marknaden väntas gå upp med 34 procent i år – och därmed nå sex miljarder dollar i år, motsvarande 53 miljarder kronor.Om man ser på antalet drönare som tillverkas så väntas dessa uppgå till tre miljoner i år, vilket är en ökning med 39 procent från fjolåret.Personliga drönare blir mer och mer populära, och används för att utöka smarttelefonernas funktioner, för att ta fotografier, selfies och i andra underhållningssyften.De är billigare, och kan flyga kortare tider och distanser.Läs också: Ska robotar hållas ansvariga inför lagen för sina handlingar?
Sweden
Och det gör att allt fler vill säkra de affärer som finns att hämta där.Bolagets regionchef Peter Falk, som även är nationellt ansvarig för säkerhet, är tydlig med hur målsättningen ser ut.– Vi är nog bland de största redan nu i omsättning och antalet konsulter, men det finns många duktiga bolag därute.Därför ska vi gå in och ta den positionen, säger han.Men givetvis har Atea även insett marknadens potential.Vi har inte riktigt förstått hur viktigt det är med säkerhet, men det har verkligen gått upp för oss de senaste tre åren.
UK
It was at Donald Trump s first press conference as President-elect when the term "fake news" broke out of media discussions and into the mainstream.Bending the truth for political gain is certainly nothing new - it s propaganda, and the record of its uses stretch back to ancient times.In World War One, the British government used propaganda very effectively in motivating the population against Germany, which was frequently depicted as "The Hun".The Nazi party used the growing mass media to build a power base and then consolidate power in Germany during the 1930s, using racial stereotyping to encourage discrimination against Jews.Many creators of it were moreover looking for a path to quick dollars by distributing content and gaining an audience that would view advertising.The creation of social networks like Facebook and Twitter allowed people to exchange information on a much greater scale than ever before, while publishing platforms like WordPress allowed anyone to create a dynamic website with ease.
China
Xiaomi s Mi Mix was a rather pleasant if not very practical addition to the ever-expanding lineup of Xiaomi phones.The phone was shown off in white at CES earlier this year.News is that the phone will now go on sale in its white avatar very soon.According to the retail page on Xiaomi s website, the Mi Mix is all set to bedazzle Chinese buyers in its new incarnation.The 4GB RAM 128GB ROM version was found to have been listed on the company s website.According to the same listing, the 6GB RAM 256GB ROM was yet to make it to their inventories.Xiaomi are known for their gradual rollout of variants — across spec sets and colours — depending on the kind of reception they get from the buyers.The black version of the Mi Mix is easily available for international buyers as well, but I m guessing it s going to be tough for buyers outside of China to get their hands on the white version.
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Friday marks the end of yet another week of great Amazon deals, but look on the bright side: you ve got one more post full of the day s top daily deals to look through.Highlights from today s batch include $69 off a pair of Bose wireless speakers, ballistic glass screen protectors for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a smart Wi-Fi AC router from Netgear, Polaroid photo printer cases for the iPhone 7/6s/6 and iPhone 7/6s/6 Plus, hot wireless earbuds for under $30, 15% off a new SiriusXM radio, a sweet Apple Watch deal, and plenty more.See all of today s top deals below.Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web.BGR Deals content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and BGR may receive a commission on purchases made through our posts.
UK
The Super Bowl will have America transfixed on Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, but EA Sports thinks it knows who s going to triumph come game day.The games developer has run the show piece match through its Madden NFL 17 game and the result it s predicting is another championship ring for Tom Brady and co.Of course, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and the rest of his team are likely to have something to say about that projected outcome come Sunday.
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At the Machine Learning @Scale conference that Facebook is hosting today in New York, Facebook is announcing that it s enhancing the machine-generated photo descriptions that are available in screen readers like VoiceOver for iOS.Now the descriptions — which you can check out without a screen reader using your browser s Inspect Element feature on the web — will take into account the action that s captured.For example, if a group of people are seen drumming in a photo, the caption might specify that people are playing instruments, as opposed to simply mentioning people and drums.Specifically there are 12 new actions that can be included in automatic-alt text for photos, Facebook director of applied machine learning Joaquin Quiñonero Candela wrote in a blog post.That might not sound like a big change.But for people who lean heavily on screen readers to gather information about what s happening — blind people, for example — the change will likely help them get a better understanding of what their Facebook friends are sharing in the News Feed.After all, the text that people include alongside the photos they post doesn t always perfectly illustrate what s going on.Facebook first introduced automatic alt-text last April.It s one of several ways Facebook is drawing on artificial intelligence.
Finland
Kainsaivälisten pankkien tulisi varautua kovaan brexitiin suunnitelmilla, varoittaa uutistoimisto Reutersin perustaen tietonsa saamansa eurooppalaisten pankkien etujärjestön AFME:n toimialaraporttiin.Muussa tapauksessa pankit ottavat riskin liiketoimintahäriöistä tai saattavat rikkoa säääntelyvaatimuksia.PwC:n toteuttaman raportin mukaan pankkien muutosohjelmat ovat niin monimutkaisia ja pitkiä, että joissain tapauksissa niiden pitäisi käynnistää kaksiosainen väliohjelma, jolla ne varautuvat riskiin markkinahäiriöistä.Raportissa todetaan, että brexitiä pakenevat pankit tarvitsevat myös selkeyttä ja ripeyttä EU-mailta, joihin ne suunnittelevat siirtävänsä toimintojaan Britanniasta.Raportti keskittyy analysoimaan 15 eri kokoisen pankin tilannetta suunniteltujen brexit-toimenpiteiden näkökulmasta.Lisäksi siinä tarkastellaan 8 aiempaa tapausta, jossa pankin muutosohjelman toteuttaminen on vienyt yli kaksi vuotta.
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Intel and ARM have been in a battle for years over which processor architecture would reign supreme.Much of the battle has been for the mobile market, where ARM continues to maintain an upper hand in making low-power but well-performing CPUs.Lately, though, ARM has been making inroads into Intel s PC territory.One major victory was Microsoft s announcement in late 2016 that full Windows 10 would run on ARM processors sometime in 2017.Now Apple has joined the fray, looking at ways to incorporate ARM CPUs into its Mac line of PCs,Bloomberg reports.More: Apple s Touch Bar is like having an iPhone built into your MacBook
China
When it comes to this age-old question, tech companies have often gotten it wrong, and selling what they think women want instead of listening to them.The good news is that companies are starting to listen and cater specifically for women, especially in the wearables market.The Socialite collection features smart bracelets in three distinctive designs, but all containing the same piece of technology.As it works by being connected to your phone via Bluetooth, it notifies you when you have an incoming call, a new text message or an upcoming calendar event.The biggest draw is the safety feature: whenever you feel unsafe, you can discreetly tap the bracelet using a unique sequence, prompting it to send out a text with your location using Google Maps to a list of five pre-determined contacts.It also has a big-name retailing outlet to boast of: Saks Fifth Avenue started to sell the collection in September 2016.
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Ford's relationship with President Donald Trump had a rockyWhen Trump announced his candidacy for president in June 2015, he attacked Ford's plan to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico, using it as a jumping-off point to discuss how he would crack down on companies that moved jobs out of the US byIt was that attack that prompted Ford's first correspondence with
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President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order Tuesday that gives each cabinet official more responsibility for the safety of data within their agency.It will be accompanied by a government-wide review of cybersecurity by the Office of Management and Budget, looking at the technology in place that guards U.S. government systems from cyberattacks, according to a White House official.The results of that review could lead to a government-wide upgrade of federal cybersecurity systems.The U.S. government has been hit by hacks in the last few years.The State Department spent months trying to get rid of intruders in its unclassified network and the Office of Personnel Management lost personal information on millions of government workers through a second hack.Before he signs the executive order, the president is due to meet with cybersecurity experts for an hour-long "listening session," according to the White House press office.
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The cavalcade of new displays continues, with just about every manufacturer adding to their stables of monitors that offer a wide range of capabilities.BenQ is one of them, with yet another new display aimed at engineers and designers.The BenQ PD2710QC is the latest in the company s PD line, which indicates that it should provide features and functionality aimed at those who need precision and solid color support.Clearly, that s where BenQ has focused with the 27-inch IPS LED display, which covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut and offers Technicolor certification to accommodate Hollywood and other constituencies in the media and entertainment industries.Designed for designers, PD2710QC is engineered to make professional inspiration come alive, said Conway Lee, BenQ s president, in describing the monitor.Innovations such as USB-C technology, Technicolor performance, and pioneering eye-care are crafted into its beautifully simple form to inspire creativity and productivity.
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In almost every marketing predictions post for 2017, video was highlighted as an area that marketers need to incorporate in order to remain competitive.That means, competition for audience eyes will only get more competitive as brands begin to figure out what video mix works best for their marketing.Below we re going to dive into how 10 B2C brands are winning with 30-60 second video content on Instagram.On their Instagram, you ll find a delightful mix of Oreos in the wild and content focused on classic favorites, as well as new products.On it you ll find different ways to spread Nutella on all of your favorite foods.I particularly enjoy their breakfast videos that showcase different ideas for making Nutella part of a balanced breakfast.
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The esports industry, for many, seems to have appeared overnight – at least in the mainstream.That s coming from market researcher SuperData, which estimate that the industry will surpass the $1 billion dollar mark by 2018 and reach a global audience of 303 million by 2019.Asia leads, but North America and Europe follow closely.A few years ago, you may have noticed some frowns and criticisms, at least in western countries, about the societal consequences of promoting this level and intensity of gaming, particularly on youth.Traditionally, a lot of formal research took a negative stance on gaming and looked at behaviors such as addiction and social isolation, Dan Himmelstein, founder and brain coach at Premier eSports Academy, told me.We already see a glimmer of this with the $6.2 million Sliver.tv raised last summer for its immersive virtual reality platform.When asked I asked Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL at Turtle Entertainment, what he saw on the horizon for the industry in 2017, he said: Bigger and better competitions and events with continuously expanding viewership breaking into new channels.It increases player engagement, lengthens the longevity of gaming titles, expands the field of franchise awareness, and compounds monetization potential in multiple directions that are continually being optimized and expanded.The revenue streams include digital ads and sponsorship, which currently contributes to 70 percent of total revenue, along with merchandise, event tickets, virtual goods, prize pool contributions, media rights, and betting in allowable markets.
Sweden
I samband med releasen av Injustice: Gods Among Us lanserades det även en serietidning med samma namn.Serietidningsversionen av Injustice skrevs och ritades av Tom Taylor och Bruno Redondo och höll på i tre år och blev allmänt väl mottagen hos fans och kritiker.Injustice 2 kommer släppas senare i år, 16 maj för att vara specifik, men innan dess kommer du kunna få reda på vad som hänt innan spelets storyläge utspelar sig tack vare en sprillans ny serietidning vid namn Injustice 2.Spelet utspelar sig fem år efter händelserna i Injustice: Gods Among Us och i serietidningen kommer vi få reda på vad som hänt medan vi varit borta.Det första numret av Injustice 2 kommer släppas 11 april och ett nytt nummer kommer dyka upp i diverse serietidningsbutiker varje vecka.Utöver det så kommer Injustice 2-utvecklarna Netherrealms att dra igång en stängd beta för Injustice 2 senare i år och har gjort det möjligt för användare att anmäla sig till den nu.
Sweden
Carplus is an e-commerce site for cars, will open its first store at the shopping mall Frölunda torg in Gothenburg with start tomorrow, Saturday, is shown by a press release.the Concept is called Carplus Store with the opportunity to test drive the cars on site.In the spring, several brands to be marketed in the shop, first up is Mercedes-Benz.the Gothenburg region is our home, but also one of the major growth regions in the country.so it felt natural to open the first store here.write verksamhetsansvarige Jan Gustafsson in a comment.
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