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New submitter EndlessNameless writes: If you like fair play, you might not like future Activision games.They will cross the line to encourage microtransactions, specifically matching players to both encourage and reward purchase.Rewarding the purchase, in particular, is an explicit and egregious elimination of any claim to fair play."For example, if the player purchased a particular weapon, the microtransaction engine may match the player in a gameplay session in which the particular weapon is highly effective, giving the player an impression that the particular weapon was a good purchase," according to the patent."This may encourage the player to make future purchases to achieve similar gameplay results."Even though the patent's examples are all for a first-person-shooter game, the system could be used across a wide variety of titles.
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Fossil, which has been pumping out near countless smart and hybrid watches since 2015, is adding two more models to its lineup today.The new Q Neely and Q Jacqueline are the smallest hybrid watches in Fossil’s lineup, and feature case sizes of just 36mm.They are based off of Fossil’s most popular women’s watch designs and are available on October 22nd starting at $155.The Q Neely and Q Jacqueline don’t differ much in functionality from their predecessors -- they’re still analog watches with basic fitness tracking and notification support.Either watch will count steps, track sleep, buzz when you get a notification on your phone, and of course provide the current time.The three buttons on the side of either watch can be configured to bring up the date, control music playback on a phone, take a picture with the phone’s camera, and more.
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”In these situations is the damage always in the title”, says Florian Hellmig, president of the investment company Pomegranate Investment who want to beat the coins of Iran's internetsektor.he's referring to is Donald Trump's latest move, if it kärnvapenavtal reached between Iran, the united states and six other countries two years ago.president of the united states pointed out in a speech on Friday that the agreement is bad and that Iran, according to him, do not follow the provisions of the agreement.Donald Trump would, however, not withdraw from the agreement, but sent the matter to the u.s. congress.so far, nothing has significantly changed in the agreement which eased the sanktionstrycket from the united states and the EUROPEAN union on Iran's economy, " said Florian Hellmig.”There are so many details that are completely unchanged, and they are very important.
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Move UK consortium gathers data for insurers and regulatorsA group of council delivery drivers in East London are riding new £28,000 Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles.Yes, deliberately so: these cars are testbeds for the Move UK autonomous car tech data-gathering project.“Industry faces a serious challenge in the validating of autonomous driving systems,” Bosch’s Simon Morley, the German firm’s lead project manager on the Move UK consortium, told a press briefing in Greenwich, London.He added: “Autonomy is evolutionary, not revolutionary,” which may be an attempt to sooth perceived public concern about the safety of driverless cars; various surveys of various value have shown that the public is, at best, ambivalent about driverless car tech.Move UK is currently in its first stage of testing, thanks to a £3m cash injection by Innovate UK last year.
China
Have you ever shopped for a smartwatch?If so, what are the features you look for in each of them?Well, AllCall thinks that their latest W1 has them all, from competitive price to excellent performance.If you were looking for your next wearable then keep reading!The AllCall W1 is what the company calls a “micro smartphone”, that’s because the W1 is practically a really tiny phone strapped to a watch band.AllCall’s W1 is a totally independent device and it does not need a companion smartphone to work, albeit you can still connect the two.
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How about this instead: A nice-looking watch that has fitness features baked in and can run for a full year on its replaceable battery.That's the Garmin Vivomove in a nutshell, and while there are caveats to consider, let's start with the deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, BuyDig has the Garmin Vivomove Sport for $45.99 shipped when you apply promo code C101017X30 at checkout.The Sport is available in either black or white and it originally sold for $150.That code will also knock the Vivomove Classic (again, black or white) down to $49.99.Finally, there's the Premium model, available in stainless or gold-tone steel, for $99.99.As you can tell from the photos, the Vivomove is a very attractive watch.
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We’ve been waiting a long time to see the “world’s first giant robot duel,” and next week we’ll finally get to watch the metal-on-metal action.If you’ve forgotten the background, all the way back in July 2015 a US team of engineers (MegaBots Inc.) challenged their Japanese rivals (Suidobashi Heavy Industry) to a fight, but the difficulty in finding a venue and upgrading the robots has delayed the bout.Well, next Tuesday, October 17th at 7PM PT, the duel will finally be streamed on Twitch for all to see.It won’t be a live event though.In a press release, MegaBots Inc, said that the duel consisted of “multiple rounds of fighting,” and that in order to give the teams time to repair their bots, the rounds were spread out over several days.This meant the fight “could not be livestreamed like a traditional sport.” The duel was held in an abandoned steel mill in Japan, with no spectators beyond the two sets of engineers.
Sweden
Almost all public services are digital, the citizens are voting online, and important records are secured with the help of (.Who cares about geography when there is the internet, they reason in Estonia, our neighbouring country on the other side of the Baltic sea that is small to the surface, but one of the world's most sophisticated e-nations.A solution that is attractive for people from countries that are less digitally developed, or who simply want to settle and do business within the EU.the Idea for ”e-residency”, e-citizenship, was born.fundamental to this was Estonia's digital infrastructure, you do not need to be physically present to sign a contract or start a business – everything can be managed over the internet with the help of a strong digital identity. " When I sold my shares in Nortal in 2012, I did not work with it in the private sector over a period of time.
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Men det räcker inte för att svensk industri ska vara konkurrenskraftig, anser regeringen som tar nästa steg.Satsningen ”Smart industri” är regeringens nyindustrialiseringsstrategi.Ett antal samverkansprogram har startats och pengar kanaliseras till olika projekt, bland annat genom Vinnova.Och Tillväxtverket har hand om satsningen Digilyftet för digitaliseringsprojekt i små och medelstora företag.– Det har blivit tydligt att automation och robotisering är en viktig del, ett kärnområde för att små och medelstora företag.För att de ska hänga med i utvecklingen behövs både automation och digitalisering, säger Johan Harvard, kansliråd på näringsdepartementet.
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A Twitter bot is turning random YouTube glitches into a form of art — specifically, ultramodern Monet paintings, or ultra-Monet, if you will.Have you ever watched a YouTube video and noticed an odd grain go across the screen while someone moves?Or, as I refer to it in moments of frustration, the screen goes all “pixel-y?” That’s from “datamoshing,” where missing data in frames causes moving images to turn odd colors and move over each other.It’s a little complicated to explain, but it’s easy to recognize the phenomenon when you see it.The Twitter bot, created by programmer David Kraftsow, creates datamoshed images from YouTube videos and tweets out the altered images from the account “youtube artifact.” The result is a gallery of bizarrely beautiful images.In some of the tweets, the source is obvious, such as this image from Ellen Degeneres’ show:
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Astronauts are some of the bravest men and women on the face of the planet, but the first crew to venture past the Moon and head all the way to Mars will be pioneers of an entirely new variety.They’ll also be at a potentially extreme risk of a variety of ailments that comes with such a journey, including an increased probability of cancer due to radiation from space.A new proposal could change that, with NASA considering the possibility of actually modifying the DNA of Mars travelers in order to make their bodies more resilient to the dangers of the trip.Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA’s acting Chief Technologist, reportedly spoke about the possibility of tweaking the DNA of Mars astronauts during a recent event in London.“We’re looking at a range of things,” Terrier told The Times.“From drug therapies, and those seem to be quite promising, to more extreme things like epigenetic modification all the way to manipulation.
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With the Apple TV 4K, Apple is trying to do more than just provide you with a gadget that can stream Netflix or iTunes Store movies in 4K.The Apple TV 4K combines an app store, single sign-on authentication with cable providers, Siri-driven search, and a centralized TV app to unify your TV viewing experience whether you’re a cord cutter or just looking for an over-the-top (OTT) addition to your cable subscription.The previous Apple TV had similar goals, but the new model adds a much faster CPU, long-overdue 4K and HDR support, and tvOS 11 (which is also available on the previous model).The new Apple TV is identical in many ways to 2015's model, so we'll focus mostly on the differences and the big picture of what it offers to your living room.The most notable physical changes are a slightly raised platform that provides ventilation for heat management and the removal of the USB-C port on the back.The remote has five buttons: the menu button (which usually ends up working like a back button), a play/pause toggle, a Siri button, an up-and-down volume control, and the TV button.
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Intel har lagt ned Recon, det företag man förvärvade 2015 med verksamhet inom augmented reality-glasögon.
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Paying less for anything that sounds decent these days isn’t always easy but, as you’ll discover in reading our Optoma NuForce BE2 review, these earbuds take things much further with impressive audio performance and battery life.While you won’t be wowed opening the box, Optoma loads the package with all you need, including four pairs of ear gels in small, medium and large sizes, plus a standard size of the brand’s SpinFit TwinBlade eartips found in many of its earbuds to help keep them snug and in place.A short Micro USB charging cable and basic user manual round out the goodies inside.The budget price is evidenced by the lack of a carrying case, Comply Foam tips, or ear wings to further customize the fit.Optoma left out aptX support, so the BE2 should sound a bit better on an iOS device than they would an Android one.No matter the track we played, the similarity was obvious.
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But in some rare cases, crazy ideas follow a different curve.Allow me to sketch it out:I’m quite obviously no designer, but the y-axis of this graph represents brilliance, the x-axis ridiculousness.Now, on the far left, you’ll notice the curve approaching a horizontal asymptote at 0 – an idea always has a sliver of ridiculousness, just stemming from the fact that we can think of ideas at all.Moving away from there, ideas become less brilliant as they become more ridiculous – up to a certain inflection point, where perceived ridiculousness can suddenly turn into brilliance.In a recent email announcing the winners of the Dutch Accenture Innovation Awards, which I opened out of sheer post-lunch boredom, the first entry under the category ‘Perfect Cities’ was a startup called Crowbar (Crowded Cities).
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If you weren't too taken with the new flagship handsets from Apple, even the iPhone X, or Google's Pixel 2 – hey, anything's possible – there's always BlackBerry to turn to.Earlier today reputable leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to post a photo of what he says is the BlackBerry 'Motion', which the rumor mill had previously been calling the BlackBerry Krypton.In an age when phones explode and health concerns still lurk, it’d probably a good thing that name was ditched.Much like last year’s budget-friendly BlackBerry DTEK50, it chucks the tactile keyboard that’s been a hallmark of BlackBerry devices for years in favor of the touchscreen interface used for most modern smartphones.Beyond that, we don’t know much, except that it’ll be made by TCL (who makes all of BlackBerry’s phones these days).TCL’s global head of sales François Mahieu said last August that the then-unnamed device would launch sometime this month.
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A Columbia University social media analyst has published his findings about the reach and engagement achieved by Russia-linked Facebook pages during the 2016 election.The research, released on Thursday by Jonathan Albright, a propaganda and misinformation expert who heads Columbia's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, shines a light on the extent to which US voters were exposed to, and interacted with, politically divisive content pushed by Russia between 2015-2016.The company shut down 470 pages linked to Russia's internet research agency.He also made public the full text of the posts, which were shared over 340 million times between the six accounts.The other 464 accounts shut down by Facebook have not yet been made public.But if and when they are, an analysis of their combined posts will likely reveal that their content was shared an estimated billions of times during the election, based on Albright's findings.
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investor protection in EU-level healing directive Mifid2 will enter into Finland in force at the year end.”we Believe that the new fintech companies a better chance to enter the field without a branch network.we Want to wrestle with them in the same league”, nordea's customer experience director Tanja Eronen said.nordea's press conference on Thursday talked Eronen said Nordea seek online investment advice to new customers young people from the target group.Mifid2 directive, the increased reporting obligations, staff training costs and digital investments threaten to make investment advice from previously less profitable.”We don't get necessarily all of the costs covered, but important for us is customer satisfaction”, said nordea's business manager Riikka Laine-Tolonen.
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Earlier this year, Google launched the new smartklockorna LG Watch Sport and the Watch Style that was available in the Android Wear tab on the Google Store.yesterday, Google supplied a bunch of news and updated at the same time the Google Store.however, It seems not like the Android Wear watches will be longer then the tab is gone from the website and manages to get to the klocksidan so it is no longer possible to order the the bells.Even if Google no longer wants to sell the Android Wear-watches in his shop it does not mean that the project is closed.the LG Watch Sport-owners recently had the opportunity to jump on the beta program for Android 8.0, Oreo and master watchmakers Fossil continues to pump out the Android Wear watches on the market.
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Engine Alphabets subsidiaries Waymo has come a long way in the development of self-driven cars, and according to a new rumor, a car service will be launched very soon.If you are passing by Phoenix, Arizona in the future maybe you can take a taxi without a driver.The Information reports, namely that the Alphabet-owned Waymo is rumored to launch a driverless car service there, perhaps as soon as October.Waymo has been testing self-driven cars, giving a lift to försöktspersoner around in Phoenix, where even the Volvo and Uber has test cars on the streets.so Far, it seems that Waymos cars always had a human driver as a backup if the system would have problems, but according to The Information expected, many of the cars that will be included in the taxitjänsten be completely automatic.Alphabet-heads Larry Page and Sergey Brin are said to be pushed to make the fleet completely self-driven as soon as possible, but the engineers have convinced them to accept a mix of cars with and without human backupchaufförer.
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