The new unit will lead by Naveen Rao, the former CEO of Nervana, which Intel acquired last year.Intel has formed a new artificial intelligence (AI) unit, which will consolidate all of its AI efforts under one roof.The new unit has been named Artificial Intelligence Products Group and will be led by Naveen Rao as the vice president and general manager of the unit.He was the former CEO of Nervana, an AI start-up that was acquired by Intel last year for $400m.Naveen Rao said: “This organisation is about aligning our focus.The new organisation will align resources from across the company to include engineering, labs, software and more as we build on our current leading AI portfolio: the Intel Nervana platform, a full-stack of hardware and software AI offerings that our customers are looking for from us.”
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted nothing for the last two weeks, which is unusual.By “nothing” we mean no Sunspots, the magnetic fluctuations that cause the Sun to form dark spots that produce flares of star-stuff that can rise millions of kilometres into space.Big ones could swallow the Earth, with room left over for Mars and some moons.Some Sunspots graduate to cause Coronal Mass Ejections, incidents spew untold quantities of plasma and associated radiation away from the Sun.The Sun's thought to have an eleven-year cycle during which its internal workings produce different quantities of Sunspots.The data below from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's Space Weather service shows 17 years worth of data.
The ANA is calling for transparency from the walled gardens of the digital world.The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released a statement last week calling on the major social media and digital enterprises to embrace transparency, and submit to independent audits by the Media Rating Council.This isn't the first time the ANA has called for transparency and certainly won't be the last.YouTube and Facebook recently announced they will allow independent audits from the Media Rating Council, a big victory for the ANA and advertisers that have called for more accountability on metrics.This on the heels of Google announcing it will give advertisers more control over where their ads appear; a response no doubt to news of the French advertising company Havas Worldwide pulling its entire ad budget from Google and YouTube in the U.K. due to concerns over its ads running against hateful content.Previously, YouTube and Facebook both reported glitches in its subscriber (for YouTube) and video viewing metrics (for Facebook).
Instagram will soon roll out a new feature that blurs outAs part of an effort to "build a safe environment," Instagram will put a screen over photos and videos that have been reported — and confirmed by Instagram's team — as sensitive.Here's what it will look like:Instagram If you're still interested in looking at a blurred photo or video, not to worry: One tap at the bottom of the image will
Researchers have developed a new ultra-thin coating material that can improve the life expectancy and efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries.The gel-like material—a dendrimer-graphene oxide-composite film – has been developed by researchers at Yale University.The coating can be applied to any sulfur cathode, the positive terminal on the battery.Researchers claim the sulfur cathodes coated with the new material can be discharged and recharged for more than 1,000 cycles, which in turn will enhance the battery efficiency."Our approach is general in that it can be integrated with virtually any kind of sulfur electrode to increase cycling stability," said Hailiang Wang, assistant professor of chemistry at Yale and the lead investigator of the study in a release note issued on 20 March."The developed film is so thin and light it will not affect the overall size or weight of the battery, and thus it will function without compromising the energy and power density of the device," said Wang.
These items can be transported in the hold.The iPhone 7 Plus is not affected, for example, because it measures 15.8cm x 7.8cm x 0.73 cm.It's not going to be the most comfortable ride, but here are WIRED's tips to make it workable.If you're going to be working solely from your phone screen, you'll need help typing in a more agile, efficient and comfortable way.After being paired with a device, it automatically connects on opening and turns off when shut.Vital for travel, the rechargeable battery can last three months with just one charge.
Svårupptäckta bomber sägs ligga bakom åtgärden.Inga surfplattor, inga bärbara datorer, inga kameror.Uppgifterna bekräftas av amerikanska myndigheter, som enligt nyhetsbyrån AFP säger att extremister planerar att smuggla ombord bomber dolda i elektronik på flyg till USA.– Man har ganska länge misstänkt att elektronisk utrustning som tas in i ett flygplan kan innehålla sprängmedel, säger flygsäkerhetsexperten Hans Kjäll och fortsätter:– Nu finns det amerikanska källor som pekar på att det pågår en tillverkning av den här typen av bomber som är svåra att upptäcka i ”securityn”, som alltså kan tas in i kabinen.The Guardian skriver att reglerna omfattar bolag i tretton länder, bland annat Royal Jordanian Airlines och Saudi Arabian Airlines.
But to be useful and relevant, especially to the next generation of high net worth customers, banks will need to show they deliver new services that work for customers whose faith in banks is weak.Most banking customers regardless of age have a functional relationship with financial institutions.According to Deloitte, millennials represent more than a quarter of the population in Europe and the Americas and are set to build significant wealth through individual earnings and inheritance.In fact, Apple has done such a great job marketing the promise of a world where you won’t need to carry cards that many of us have overlooked the many moments when Apple Pay doesn’t work or isn’t accepted.Furthermore, a three year study of millennials in the US suggests banking is the sector heading for the greatest disruption as their perceptions of value and money shift toward the intangible.The top four banks are amongst the least loved brands, 70% say in five years the way we pay for things will be totally different, and 33% believe they won't need a bank at all.
And, since you do, it stands to reason that you’ll love having loads of technology in your car.Thankfully, cars have finally caught up to the connected digital world we live in: the latest models, such as the new SEAT Leon, are loaded with all sorts of options – from multimedia systems packed with power to wireless smartphone chargers.With so many options, how do you know what technology you really need in your car?If you’re unsure, there’s a simple solution: take this handy quiz!It’s quick and easy (and, erm, entirely unscientific), and will determine exactly what sort of car tech user you are.And, as another bonus, after taking the quiz you can enter a draw to WIN a UK weekend break!
I process meeting requests all day, especially on Fridays (my day for holding a few phone briefings and meeting with some volunteers at a local college).You would think we would have figured out how to improve the process by now, ever since my corporate career ended around 2001.Back then, I sat through countless meetings every day…all day long.You can feel sorry for me now.It was often difficult to know who was actually available and in the office, even if Outlook gave me a few clues.No one had invented a sensor for tracking the boss.These days, a few apps help somewhat, but they “live” on their own outside of my normal routines — a.k.a., using Gmail and Google Cal.I still have to manually add them and manage them in my Google Calendar.
Kinnevik's mediejätte MTG currently has the largest part of its revenue from its historically highly profitable tv channels.In Sweden, owns, inter alia, advertising-tv-channel TV3 and the pay-tv company Viasat.group Ceo Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, however, is in the full process of screwing on the analog media organisation for a high roller in what it calls ”digital entertainment”.E-sports and computer games which is seen as the future.The first really big acquisition of a spelstudio came at the end of last year.In 2015, the bought media giant also dataspelfestivalen Dreamhack and the world's largest e-sportliga the ESL.
Thomas Ivarson, who in the past have gone out and invested in companies as Advania and Rg19, has now found a new object.the Idea is that the company's software will be launched to attract customers who are interested in services within the internet of things, IoT.the Company's cloud-based solution for alarm and event processing are already being used today, primarily in the areas of security and e-health, which ensures that the correct action is connected to the respective alarm.But the idea is that larmandet should be able to be used in other industries as well.With the help of the services in the system, you can receive alarms, deviations, and events from the IoT platforms, or from other digital devices. the Shadow has been around for quite many years.
in recent weeks, CS has been able to tell you about how Stockholm's two major procurements spins around the court.A sign on the vartåt it is leaning is that a first appeal had already entered before any of them even come close to a finish.the Appeal comes from the four large contracts in the care sector which are lagging a bit in the dead spots, namely the procurement of a vårdinformationssystem made by the county councils of Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Örebro, Sörmland and Blekinge in the joint committee Sleeps. "But it is not a decision that has been appealed but the very fact of the contract documents," says Christer Blomstrand, it-director at County council Sörmland, who is also the styrgruppsordförande for Sussagruppen. " It is a practice that you do not continue, we go on, there is a risk that the tenders received will become a public document if we are forced to cancel the contract, and we do not want to risk.He notes that, of course, is prepared to comply with the court's decision if it finds that there has been something wrong, even if Sussagruppens position is that there are some inaccuracies in the tender documents went out with.
In B2B, you used to need a massive budget or a committed business intelligence team to get great predictive insights for sales and marketing.This era arrived to an end!Want to see for yourself?Let’s walk through an entire predictive implementation process to launch a soup-to-nuts predictive B2B sales and marketing operation.And most importantly, it’s effective.
If you're looking for a mini-ITX case but don't want to give up easy access to components or good looks, then the BitFenix Portal might just be your best bet.Just because you need a smaller PC doesn’t mean you want to sacrifice performance or easy access to components.BitFenix seems to understand this, and its new Portal mini-ITX case is a testament to that fact.From the looks of the space-age design and the all-aluminum build, BitFenix clearly was thinking about more than merely the size of the case when putting together its design.It’s smaller, yes, but it also incorporates some interesting features that set it apart from many other mini-ITX cases.More: There is hope for your tiny PC with Elsa’s new single-slot GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
The 2016-17 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship tournament tips off in earnest Thursday, and Twitter has a courtside seat.The social network teamed up with the NCAA and Turner Sports on special hashtag-triggered emoji that will be added to tweets with the following hashtags:Fast-food chain Wendy’s is also providing a unique way for fans to fill out their brackets—via direct messages on Twitter.David Herman, who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, offered more details in a blog post:You can also join in on the fun by building your bracket right on Twitter.Wendy’s launched the first-ever WendysBracket, created entirely on Twitter, which allows fans to create brackets via direct messages.
Oracle Corp. is set to report financial results for its fiscal third quarter after the close of New York trading Wednesday.Here’s what you need to know:EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Oracle to report adjusted profit of 62...
If you want to buy a Nintendo Switch, chances are you're going to have a hard time doing so.Nintendo's new hybrid console, like most consoles, sold out within moments of hitting the market, and now two weeks in the thing is basically a unicorn.It's the way of it, unfortunately: while some physical retailers reserved some stock for walk-in customers at launch, by and large the ship date for any new console is just the date where the manufacturer fulfills preorders.With Nintendo products especially, it can be a pretty long time before supply stabilizes.And while there's no way of telling which stores are going to get new stock in when, there are some methods you can use to keep on top things.Your best website in this quest is going to be nowinstock.net, which tracks retailer stock on all sorts of items, the Nintendo Switch included.
Fifteen years out, they have a well-respected label, a hundred and eighty full-time employees, a vibrant Web site, a shop in West Hollywood, and four more in Japan.Eric Wilson, InStyle’s fashion-news director, has called Opening Ceremony “the most influential retailer of its decade.” In 2011, Leon and Lim were also appointed creative directors of Kenzo, a Parisian brand owned by the luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH).They capitalized on that in-crowd: more than anything else, Leon and Lim are savvy collaborators, two people with specific tastes who lean on a network of talented friends whose devotion to them, and vice versa, borders on the familial.In high school, Leon was crowned Homecoming King; Lim was voted Most Likely to Succeed.Now in their early forties, they’ve never stopped being the cool kids in the cafeteria—but the approachable ones, who slide their trays over to make room at their table, after the mean girls have scared you away.Leon filled sippy cups with Perrier, put on a Belle and Sebastian album “for the kids,” and went in search of Lim, who’d been summoned to the basement by a wailing child (her daughters, Celia and Millie, are four and two).
Virtual reality is a great platform for users to experience fantastic worlds and wonders, but it’s also a portal into the real life wonders very few humans get to enjoy.Outer space is one of, if not the, most incredible of those wonders and VR users are getting an opportunity to be an astronaut.In Mission: ISS, visitors will get to experience the International Space Station as only astronauts have.Created by production company Magnum Opus in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency, and Canadian Space Agency, Mission: ISS is a simulation giving a window into a world only about 500 people have ever experienced.In it, you can explore the space station in zero-g and engage in the regular tasks of an astronaut inhabitant.You’ll be docking cargo capsules, conducting spacewalks, using tools for maintenance, and other mission critical tasks while being informed of the station’s history through videos from real life astronauts.The virtual space itself was developed with input from astronauts while also inspecting NASA models so that the development team could re-create it with incredible detail.As we previously reported, Oculus is also partnering with the French Space Agency to send an Oculus Rift loaded with software developed by space agencies to European astronaut Thomas Pesquet.