The dramatic rises in consumer expectation levels are also forcing businesses to simplify and personalize everything in a bid to remain relevant to their tech savvy customers.We now have access to unlimited music to accompany us on our travels thanks to all-you-can eat packages offered by the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.Music fans will have fond memories of the Nick Hornby book High Fidelity and the character played by John Cusack’s in the movie version where he stated the strict rules around creating the perfect mixtape: “You gotta kick it off with a killer, to grab attention.Playlists are linear, meaning all the songs are very much the same (look up any high energy workout playlist for clear examples) or songs are themed, but there is no structure in them other than the theme (Hip Hop Playlists).There are moments in a DJ set where the crowd needs a peak; then there are moments they need a rest and other moments they need just to dance.However, a new app called Muru Music that was inspired by an Aboriginal Australian term for “journey” is claiming to be the first AI DJ Brain.
Atari is blending fashion and wearables with the debut of Speakerhats, or baseball caps with audio speakers built into the visor.The move shows that Atari is willing to go far afield from games to take advantage of a brand that has been around since 1972.Atari is partnering with Audiowear, a tech company that created the new Speakerhats in time for an unveiling at the San Diego Comic-Con event this week.Atari also announced that it is partnering with action figure and collectibles maker National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) to make limited-edition wearable tech products for Blade Runner 2049, the sci-fi film debuting on October 6.I got a look at the Speakerhats (as you can see in the picture) at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) game event in Los Angeles.The Speakerhat has high-fidelity stereo speakers and a microphone that can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device for phone calls, audio/music, and voice control.
Det justerade rörelseresultatet inkom på 0,3 miljarder kronor i kvartalet (3,8), vilket var klart under det väntade resultatet på 1,7 miljarder kronor enligt SME Direkts konsensus.Ericsson bedömer att det blir svårare att nå sin tidigare ambition om att förbättra lönsamheten "avsevärt" redan under 2018.Detta som en följd av att mobilsystemmarknaden utvecklas sämre än vad bolaget tidigare bedömt.Effekter från eventuella strategiska möjligheter som Ericsson kan vidta i enlighet med sin strategi, som avyttringar eller partnerskap, är inte medräknat i de kostnadssänkningar om minst 10 miljarder det kommande året som bolaget kvantifierade på tisdagen."Sådana strategiska möjligheter kommer utöver de 10 miljarder kronorna", sade Ericssons finanschef Carl Mellander vid tisdagens rapportpresentation.Ericsson bedömer att bolagets marknadsandel håller på att stabiliseras, efter en längre tid med nedgångar i andelen av mobilsystemmarknaden.
renewable energy transition requires earlier, more intensive technologies, said the world bank.the world bank report, transition to clean energy may have environmental risks, told the Financial Times.according to the world bank on fossil fuels away, the transition requires large amounts of metals and rare earths.Rare earth elements mining may create problems, for example energy, water, and land use.according to the Report, the technology needed for the Paris climate agreement implementation, are ”the material-intensive” than fossil fuel use.If it is not dealt with properly, can form a bottleneck, which set does against us, Riccardo Paid the world bank told the Financial Times.
We've seen some unusual iPhone accessories over the years, but HandL's Butt Case may be the new champ.The man behind the Butt Case is Allen Hirsch, a New York artist and restaurant owner who the created the HandL case a few years back to help people get a better hold on their iPhones.The standard HandL case has a standard flat back and a patented elastic and brace system that allows you to hold your device with just one or two fingers (it also converts into a kickstand).HandL's Butt Case, which is available for preorder for $70 (£54) for the iPhone 6 Plus/7 Plus, also has an elastic hand brace system but is equipped with a silicone-infused set of twin buns covered in soft leather that have an added level of ergonomic value.(HandL ships to Western Europe and the UK but not to Australia; the US price converts to about AU$91).It feels better than you'd think to hold in your hand.
Lånetjänsten Toborrow, som grundades av Sofie Lundström, Andreas Thorstensson och Lyndon Dodd, har sedan starten haft gott om kapital i ryggen.Genom Toborrows digitala plattform kan företag plocka in finansiering via lån från privatpersoner och andra bolag.Toborrows storägare, det Bonnier-anknutna riskkapitalbolaget NFT Ventures, har i flera omgångar pumpat in nytt kapital i tjänsten.I början av 2016 sköt man till 3 miljoner kronor utöver de 16 miljoner kronor man redan investerat.Under förra sommaren gick NFT och grundaren Lyndon Donn in med ytterligare 6,5 miljoner kronor.I våras köpte även Marginalen Bank 30 procent av lånetjänsten, till en prislapp som parterna inte ville avslöja.
Woolworths, Coles and Harris Farm Markets have all made a commitment to stop offering customers single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018.Both Woolworths and Coles say they will stop offering the bags within the next 12-months, whist Harris Farm Markets will remove the bags from its stores by 1 January 2018.Woolworths’ plastic bag ban will apply to the entire Woolworths Group network including Woolworths supermarkets, convenience stores and Big W. Its Dan Murphy’s and Cellarmasters alcohol stores are already plastic bag free.Brad Banducci, Chief Executive Officer of the Woolworths Group, said Woolworths felt it needed to take a stance on this issue.“We currently give out more than 3.2 billion lightweight plastic bags a year and hence can play a significant role in reducing overall plastic bag usage,” Banducci said.“Whilst we know this is a major decision, we will work very closely with all of our store teams to ensure the transition for our customers is as simple as possible,” he said.
Legendary horror director George A. Romero has died, his family has confirmed, at the age of 77.Starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea, the movie was made with a mere $114,000 budget, but went on to gross $12 million in the US and $18 million internationally.The story centers on seven people trapped in a farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania, who become the targets of a horde of zombies.It went on to spawn five sequels, most recently in 2010, along with two remakes.Roger Ebert notoriously criticized both theater owners and parents in his Chicago Sun-Times review of Night of the Living Dead, accusing them of not taking into account how much impact the content might have on young children.“The movie had stopped being delightfully scary about halfway through,” Ebert wrote, “and had become unexpectedly terrifying.”
Human ingenuity knows no boundaries, especially not when it comes to gaming.Despite having access to eight generations of perfectly good consoles designed specifically to play video games, intrepid, tech-savvy gamers can’t seem to stop modding everything with a chip and a screen to play video games.Side note: you’ll notice most of these devices have been modded to play Doom specifically.This is because Doom‘s source code has been available for public use for 20 years.The real estate is miniscule at 5.5.mm by 2.5 mm, but it’s got two buttons and a screen, so by gosh, we will play some Russian block puzzles on it.Speaking of something that doesn’t have a lot of screen real estate — the narrow Touch Bar isn’t an ideal place to play a gory first-person shooter like Doom, but it can be done.
Developers of Facebook Messenger bots now have five new messaging tags to deploy in specific use cases beyond the Messenger Platform Policy 24-hour window.Software engineer Yi Xiao said in a blog post that these messaging tags are used to respond to customer actions and send messages in specific use cases that fall outside the 24-hour window, and he detailed the five new tags:The APPOINTMENT_UPDATE tag may only be used to provide updates about an existing appointment.For example, when there is a change in time, a location update or a cancellation (such as when a spa treatment is canceled, a real estate agent needs to meet you at a new location or a dental office proposes a new appointment time).The GAME_EVENT tag may only be used to provide an update on user progression, a global event in a game or a live sporting event.For example, when a person’s crops are ready to be collected, their building is finished, their daily tournament is about to start or their favorite soccer team is about to play.
All to do with lowering latency, not Brexit.Google today cut the ribbon on a bunch of cloud services for UK customers that will be served up by racks rented from a data centre provider in Blighty's capital.This is the ad giant’s second bit barn in Europe, albeit on a leased basis, adding to the existing facility in Belgium.Future openings are planned for Germany, the Netherlands and Finland, Google said.According to the California goliath, the new "region" will offer its cloud customers in Britain and Western Europe between a 40 to 82 per cent lower roundtrip latency compared to using the existing site in mainland Europe (this equates to a few milliseconds difference, if you are curious).A company mouthpiece said there are now new "select locations" for "customers with local providers”, but declined to provide technical details or any other specifics, as it typical in these situations.
OLED screens can display more accurate colors, including darker blacks, and can theoretically use less battery.Barclays analysts on Thursday said they "struggle to see the incremental benefits" that come with the upgrade to OLED screens from LED screens, which current iPhones use.Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz and team write:"In terms of the year ahead, OLED displays continue to be top-of-mind for investors when contemplating form factor improvements that could drive a growth revival, particularly with the iPhone.With OLED, we struggle to see the incremental benefits visually that would inspire a customer to replace an adequately-performing device.We think that this dynamic, if sustained, could limit the upside potential related to new OLED-based devices that likely sell for a premium, which could keep average selling prices from moving much higher."
When Tesla unveiled the Model 3 to the world nearly 16 months ago, Elon Musk made a point of noting that we were only glancing at a Model 3 prototype.So while the vehicular design, in a broad sense, was complete, it was never any secret that the car’s final design remained a work in progress.As a quick example, the original Model 3 we saw last year featured a curious trunk design that some quickly categorized as a “design fail” for a variety of reasons.Since then, Tesla has made a number of subtle yet noticeable design changes to the Model 3, some of which we’ve seen thanks to an onslaught of Model 3 spy shots that surfaced online over the past few weeks.Over the weekend, Elon Musk tweeted out a pair of photos of the first Model 3 to roll off the production line.With that in tow, it’s now possible to compare the final Model 3 design to the original Model 3 design we first feasted are eyes upon many months back.
Universal Avenue är ett av Sveriges tyngst backade startupföretag.Bolaget har tagit in cirka 140 miljoner kronor i riskkapital från investerare som Northzone, Moor, fondjätten Fidelity och säljtechbolaget Salesforce.Tanken har varit att till exempel studenter som behöver ett extrajobb snabbt ska kunna koppla upp sig mot Universal Avenues app och börja sälja mot provision.“En del säljare vill ju också ha ett fast jobb, till exempel för att kunna skaffa bostad”Nu har företaget dock ändrat sin modell.Vd:n och medgrundaren Johan Lilja var då väldigt kortfattad i sina kommentarer.
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(Reuters) — American energy firm AES and German engineering conglomerate Siemens on Tuesday said they were forming a joint venture to serve the rapidly growing energy storage market.Demand for large-scale energy storage is growing as the price of advanced batteries tumble and nations turn to renewable energy such as solar and wind.Pairing big batteries and other storage systems with renewable energy improves reliability without creating climate-changing emissions.The 50-50 joint venture, called Fluence, will sell the lithium-ion battery technologies currently sold by AES and Siemens, respectively.You’re bringing together two of the leaders,” AES Chief Executive Andres Gluski told Reuters.Last week, Tesla beat out privately owned Lyon Group, working with AES, and dozens of other companies for a contract to install the world’s biggest grid-scale battery in Australia.
Nothing ruins a great expression faster than yellow teeth.Under the wrong light, even someone with a gorgeous, white smile can appear to have a bit of a yellow tint in a photograph.Thankfully, the fix isn’t too hard — and learning a few tricks on how to whiten teeth in Photoshop can get those toothpaste-ad worthy smiles in a matter of minutes.Adobe Photoshop is traditionally the go-to software for corrections like teeth whitening, but the program’s younger sibling, Lightroom, actually has a pretty good built-in fix that’s even faster to use — and with the Creative Cloud, if you have Photoshop you also have Lightroom.We’ll go over how to whiten teeth in Photoshop with a method that can fix any set of teeth, then we’ll jump into the faster Lightroom fix that works on most smiles, so you can choose which method works best for the shot or your photo-editing workflow.Then, go ahead and select all the visible teeth with one of the selection tools.
Given there's been so much disruption from technology, the market has become complex and fragmented.It's only natural that clients should crave greater simplicity from their partners.In the face of this and an increasingly competitive landscape it's no surprise holding company groups should try to better leverage the talent they have and seek greater collaboration, at the same time as targeting operational efficiencies.WPP's recently announced plan to bring together Possible Worldwide and Wunderman makes a lot of commercial sense.The integration would combine Wunderman's data, creative and technology skills with Possible's specialisms in commerce, content and customer experience.At the heart of this lies the combination data and creativity, the sweet spot most marketers are focusing on.
Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) performed the simulation on the Cori II supercomputer built by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Quantum computers do not yet exist – they are merely a concept.Scientists and software engineers all over the world are racing to develop ultra-fast computers that will be able impossibly large numbers and solve problems much faster than classical computers today.While computers today are coded using a small unit of data with a single binary value of 0 or 1 called a "bit", a quantum computer would require qubits, which are in superposition so that they can have the value of 1 or 0 at the same time.The idea is that the quantum computer can perform more calculations at the same time than a classical computer – so for example, one qubit can perform two calculations in quantum superposition, two qubits can perform four calculations, and three qubits can perform eight calculations.However it is difficult to keep the system stable, so the computer often collapses back to only being able to offer only one answer.
Raul Gutierrez's room at Princeton University wasn't like the other students'."I had a little library of children's books in my dorm," he says.Now, at the Brooklyn office of Tinybop, the educational children's app firm he founded in 2011, he has a similar library to inspire his colleagues."When someone is interviewed for a job, the first question we ask is: 'What's your favourite [children's book]?'If somebody doesn't have a quick answer, they're not right for the company."That passion has brought Gutierrez success.