A huge market volume in offshore wind turbines is expected over the next few years, but a significant cost reduction is needed to achieve this.The market is calling for more powerful and more reliable wind turbines capable of cutting the investment and operating costs of offshore wind farms.Yet the turbines in the 10-MW range based on conventional generators are of such a size and weight that they cast doubt not only on their technical but also economic viability.This new generator has a 26% weight reduction over a permanent magnet generator, which boils down to a cut of up to 1 million euros in the cost of a 10-MW wind turbine.TECNALIA has patented the concept on which this generator is based in Europe and in the United States.European companies of proven prestige, leading players in the offshore wind energy sector such as GAMESA, Siemens, GE or INGETEAM, have expressed a high degree of interest in this development.
The HTC U11 was already a pretty high-spec handset, but fans of the squeezable smartphone can now get something with twice the storage space.Starting today, HTC is opening up pre-orders in the US for an unlocked 128GB HTC U11 for $729.The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and is expected to begin shipping shortly in August.To contrast, the currently available version of the U11 contains 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $649 — though thanks to expandable storage via microSD, we can't say either model is particularly deficient in space.The high-storage HTC U11 features all the bells and whistles of its 64GB equivalent, to include Edge Sense to control certain apps through squeezing the sides, hands-free connectivity to Amazon's Alexa assistant and a 16MP front-facing camera.The unlocked U11 is compatible at AT, T‑Mobile and Verizon and comes exclusively in silver.
The Drum's Shazam chart is based on the number of times each ad has been Shazamed over the past week using the music identification app.Peugeot 208 has entered the chart with the help of Kungs & Cookin on 3 Burners' track 'This Girl' while KFC take fifth place with DMX 'X Gon' Give It To Ya' where a chicken is seen as the front man of a classic music video as if he is performing the hip hop tune.For Fiesta are the final newcomer to the chart taking tenth place with Primal Scream's track 'Loaded'.The one minute nostalgic spot sees British actor Keeley Hawes discuss the cars heritage and how the design and world has changed over the decades.Meanwhile, Samsung has taken back the top spot while McDonalds remains close behind in second place.Artist: Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Galaxy S8 is one of the best-looking phones that you can buy right now.A simple trick like stretching the display across almost the entire front side of the handset did wonders for a phone that already looked amazing.But good things don’t always come in pairs, and Samsung is about to launch a Galaxy S8 version that’s not going to be nearly as pretty as the original.It’s called the Galaxy S8 Active, and if you’re familiar with the Active line, then it all makes sense.Active versions of the latest Galaxy S are more rugged, capable of handling drops with a lot more grace.The Galaxy S8 Active in the following images and video shows a device that comes with an all-screen design like the original.
Nintendo Switch, Nintendo, cert: 7Following its debut for the Wii U in 2015, Nintendo is looking to Splatoon to make its mark on its latest console, Switch.Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has opted not to radically alter a successful concept.The gameplay remains straightforward: players shoot ink at every surface with paint-themed weaponry in order to dominate the map with their colour.Both do a great job of introducing the game’s mechanics to players, while alongside the addition of new weapons some from the original have been tweaked and improved.Admittedly it feels more like a reboot than a sequel but nonetheless offers hours of colourful fun for hardcore and casual players alike.
Elevators haven't changed much in the past 160 years: one cabin in one shaft that travels up and down.Now, German elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp has developed the world's first elevator that travels up, down, diagonally, and sideways — all without cables.It's like a real-life Willy Wonka elevator.As more people move to cities, we'll need better elevators, Thyssenkrupp CEO Andreas Schierenbeck told Business Insider.As CityLab notes, Thyssenkrupp has been trialing the system at the 807-foot-tall concrete test tower since late 2015.The elevator cabins propel themselves by maglev, or magnets that levitate and move by repulsion.
Citrix and Google have boosted their partnership to provide virtual desktops on Google Cloud for customers embracing cloud in digital workspaces.Google and Citrix have extended their partnership to bring virtual desktops to Google Cloud.In plans to appeal to customers that are looking to deploy both hybrid and public cloud for digital workspaces, customers can now use Citrix Cloud platform on Google Cloud.Applications and desktops, as well as cloud-optimised endpoints, are provided to enable customers to manage secure digital workspaces.Steve Blacklock, VP of Global Strategic Alliances, Citrix said: “Companies of all sizes across all industries around the world have an amazing opportunity to embrace cloud transformation and empower their people to work securely from anywhere using digital workspaces.“Our customers are asking Citrix and Google to work more closely together to deliver innovative solutions from the cloud to help them embrace the future of work.”
Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.98) for the last three months.Wall Street expected revenues of around $24.3 billion, which was pretty aggressive to begin with given that this called for a 7 percent year-over-year growth.As for earnings per share, Wall Street’s crystal ball readers called for $0.71 — or a 3 percent year-over-year growth.Clearly, Wall Street didn’t do a good job with its predictions, but Microsoft had a great quarter.While Azure’s growth has slowed down a tiny bit over the last few quarters (and we’re still talking close to 100 percent annual growth), it’s one of the main drivers of Microsoft’s top-line growth.This quarter, this area delivered revenues of $7.4 billion (up 11 percent from last year) and the commercial cloud annualized run rate is now up to 18.9 billion.
Samsung’s mobile payment system is finally available for Gear S3 users in the UK.However, the list of supported banks is still quite limited.We previously reported that Samsung Pay was available for Gear S2 and Gear S3 users in the UK, but it turned out that it was only for few imported devices.Well, if you are a Gear S3 user in the UK who’s been eagerly waiting for the update, it looks like the wait is finally over.According to various Twitter users as well as Tizen Experts, Samsung has officially started rolling out an update which enables Samsung Pay on the Gear S3.If you have a compatible debit/credit card, you can register it with Samsung Pay in order to make payments with your smartwatch.
This weekend, the BBC unveiled the identity of the 13th Doctor, and as with all Doctor Who castings, there was inevitable complaining—some more than usual however, because the 13th Doctor is Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor.Yesterday the BBC released its official response to the complaints, and it’s basically, “It’s canon, so deal with it.”As a public broadcaster, part of the BBC’s duty is to issue formal responses to complaints from the viewing public after a certain number of complaints about a given subject have been submitted.This can range from everything as minor as complaints about sound levels in drama shows to allegations of political bias in news coverage—and, sometimes, it can concern people angry at something that’s happened in Doctor Who, like the time back in 2010 when the BBC had to assure people that the show does not have an anti-redhead agenda after Matt Smith’s newly-regenerated Doctor appeared to some as dismissive of redheads when lamenting that he wasn’t one (yes, really).Its latest complaint response is in a slightly different manner, however, addressing displeasure that, after 54 years of men playing the role, the next incarnation of the Doctor will be female.The BBC’s response is short and polite, but it’s basically a reminder to fans that a), this is a TV show about a shapeshifting alien from a planet of shapeshifting aliens and b), Doctor Who has clearly established the canonicity of a Time Lord’s ability to regenerate into either male or female forms:
The opportunity to drive sales with social media is huge, however the opportunity to waste a lot of time and money is equally as large if you don’t understand what consumers want from brands on social media.This goes way beyond the type of content you publish - brands are always under a microscope and can sway buyers with a single post.Brand Behavior Influences Buying DecisionsEverything a brand does on social media has a certain level of impact on the buying decisions of the digital consumer.A recent Sprout Social study showed that 48% of consumers prefer buying from brands that are attentive and responsive to their customers via social media.Willingness to digitally engage helps instill trust which makes consumers more likely to buy.
Boffins still turned off by iMaker's closed cultureAnalysis Continuing its campaign to court AI boffins, traditionally tight-lipped Apple has tiptoed further toward engagement with the outside world through the publication of its first research blog."Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies to help build innovative products for millions of people around the world.If you're a machine learning researcher or student, an engineer or developer, we'd love to hear your questions and feedback."There are no details about submitting research papers or peer review procedures, and the initial post has no named authors.Nor is there any code to explore, something seen on other research blogs, not to mention Apple's Swift blog, introduced in 2014.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk during a speaking engagement at the International Space Station Research and Development conference on Wednesday provided an update on his company’s plan to send humans to Mars.Musk’s initial plan was to outfit its Dragon capsule with thrusters and landing legs that could be used to gently touch down on solid ground.The technique, known as propulsive landing, is being scrapped partially due to the fact that it would take a “tremendous” amount of effort to qualify it for safety for crew transport.Musk later said on Twitter than they still plan to do powered landings on Mars albeit with a vastly larger ship.At the conference, Musk said he’s pretty confident that there’s a far better approach which is what the next generation of SpaceX rockets and spacecraft will strive for.Unfortunately, he didn’t delve into what the new approach might be or provide an updated timeline of when he plans to send a craft to Mars.
Us president Donald Trump appointed yesterday the Russian ambassador to the mormon preaching janakin worked for John Huntsman, 56.Republican Huntsman is a chemical industry company, Huntsman Corporation, a leading billionaire John M. Huntsman's son, wrote the Telegraph and Voa News.International policy studied Huntsman has worked in the past, China-ambassador to Barack obama's presidency from 2009 to 2011, as well as Singapore as ambassador of the years 1992-1993.He also worked in president Ronald reagan's period as an assistant in the White house, as well as Utah's governor from 2004 to 2009.in the 1980s Huntsman's career was a rather unusual step: he served as a mormon preacher in Taiwan for two years.Huntsman heard Ford and caterpillar's board of directors.
If you’re sick of reading hateful comments and distressing news headlines, Soothe is here to help.Soothe is a Chrome extension that blurs out content that is considered homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, violent, and sexually violent by the user.Just choose the general categories you want to censor, and the extension will analyze the site’s content to blur out any triggering language.The founders, Nikola Draca and Angus McLean, developed Soothe to combat anxiety and mental illness both of which are pressing concerns in today’s society.Here’s a comparison of the same tweet before and after Soothe:Soothe uses a sentiment analysis algorithm, so the extension doesn’t just block out certain words, it also blocks out sentences based on context.
Närings- och innovationsminister Mikael Damberg kan skapa framtida export och välfärd genom att satsa på regelverksinnovation inom mobilitet, skriver Kent Eric Lång, RISE och Fredrik Sidahl, FKG.För att utveckla teknik, affärsmodeller och anpassade regelverk måste omfattande utvecklings- och försöksverksamhet tillåtas.Välkända exempel är Uber och Airbnb som genom sina respektive it-plattformar möjliggjort att privatpersoner enkelt kan agera taxi eller hotell.Dock överensstämde den typen av verksamhet inte med existerande regelverk, vilket resulterat i demonstrationer och stämningar i flera länder.Samtidigt kan vi konstatera att existerande regelverk faktiskt konserverar existerande strukturer trots att nya kan ha potential att bli bättre för samhället, särskilt om offentlig sektor tidigt och pro-aktivt medverkar i utvecklingen.Att testa en radikalt ny tjänst för att validera betalningsvilja och beteendeförändringar, och som bygger på andra konstellationer i samhället än dagens etablerade; arbetsgivare, arbetstagare, ägare, försäkrad, medförsäkrad, och förare - sådana innovationer behöver testbanor av annat slag.
Hong Kong-based online personal financial platform CompareAsiaGroup announced the completion of its latest round of financing of USD50 million.CompareAsiaGroup revealed in a statement that its investors include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Japanese financial service company SBI Group, and H Utrust.Meanwhile, its existing investors like Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Nova Founders Capital, and Route 66 Ventures also participated in the investments.The increase of Asia's middle class and the popularity of Internet services promote the demands for online financial products in Asia.CompareAsiaGroup provides price comparison services and management tools to those who are looking for insurance policies, credit cards, loans or other financial products.The company operates localized websites in many countries, such as ingSaver.com.sg in Singapore.
Hong Kong online fashion retailer Grana has expanded into the mainland Chinese market via an official store on Tmall, eyeing China as one of its major markets next to the United States.The expansion into the mainland follows its US$10 million series A funding led by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, a non-profit initiative by e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, last October.Grana has built a name for itself in the online fashion industry by cutting out the middleman – it manufactures and sells clothes directly to customers via its online-only model.This allows Grana to sell clothing made out of expensive fabrics such as silk or cashmere at an “honest” price to customers, according to chief executive Luke Grana.Its business model has proven a hit with customers.Grana’s revenue grows at about 15 per cent each month, with 60 per cent of sales coming from its existing customers.
including sales from Sandvik's second quarter, published in advance by the news agency Bloomberg is because he search engines fished them out of the report when this was uploaded to Sandvik's site a few minutes early, compared with what had been decided.It said Sandvik's president Björn Rosengren to news agencies on Monday, the face that he would present the actual report to them during a press conference.also Read: Googling like a pro – here are 10 tricks that will make you a supersökareBloomberg first Sandvikflash, dealing with turnover, published at 10.40, 50 minutes before the publiceringsklockslag, 11.30, which had been communicated by the Sandvik 28 June.According to Björn Rosengren joined the board meeting about the report that would precede rapportsläppet, however, unexpectedly fast, thanks to a strong and straightforward report, and the company therefore decided to publish earlier than the original plan.Therefore, says Björn Rosengren, was the difference between Bloomberg's flash and the intended publiceringsklockslaget, just a couple of minutes.
The UK government is moving forward with plans to implement provisions outlined in the revised Digital Economy Act which achieved Royal Assent in April.Digital Minister Matt Hancock on Monday signed the act’s commencement order, dictating that, among other things, websites hosting adult content must soon verify that visitors are of legal age to view such content.By verify, I don’t simply mean that they’ll be required to ask visitors to enter their (not real) birth dates.The new age verification process, expected to be in place by April 2018, hasn’t been fully hammered out but could resemble methods used by gambling sites.For example, those surfing for porn may be required to provide credit card details to verify their age as credit cards can’t be legally issued to minors.While welcomed news for some, it’s certain to ruffle the feathers of others.