The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the process of additive manufacturing by leaps and bounds.It’s also found the perfect partner in Adidas, whose Futurecraft 4D shoes are about as good a poster child for the tech as one could possibly ask for.Last month, the shoemaker’s supervillain-sounding investment wing Hydra Ventures helped the Bay Area-based company close a $200 million Series D, and now Adidas’ Executive Board Member Eric Liedtke is joining Carbon’s Board of Directors.The news comes as Adidas’s 3D printed Futurecraft sneakers are finally set to go on-sale as a limited release in New York after what seems like years of hype.The sneakers run an only-kind-of-crazy $300 a pair, and offer what’s arguably the most compelling argument for 3D printing in manufacturing outside of the medical industry, where the tech has been applied to products like Invisalign.Sneakers are a hell of a lot more exciting to most than retainers for most of us, and Carbon’s CLIP tech is able to do some impressive things that are much more difficult to accomplish through more traditional manufacturing.
Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement.Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation and more like a catastrophe.Predicting where it's going is a matter of mashing up thousands of variables in massive, confounding systems.But today in the journal Nature, researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent, narrowing a range of potential warming from 3 C to 1.2 C. And that could have implications for how the international community arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.“It's essentially the amount of global warming we would predict if we just doubled the atmospheric carbon dioxide and let the atmosphere and climate come to equilibrium with the carbon dioxide,” says lead author Peter Cox, who studies climate system dynamics at the University of Exeter.For the past 25 years, the generally accepted range for this potential warming has stood between 1.5 and 4.5 C. Which is a big range when you consider what a one-degree bump can do.
Google announced today that it would start rolling out a fix tomorrow for an issue Android users have encountered with devices like the Home smart speaker clogging up a network.It’s supposed to fix a software bug that occasionally causes a Cast streaming media connection to fill a home wireless network with unneeded packets, slowing down the user’s network.The first part of the fix is a patch to the Google Play Services that run on Android phones.It’s unclear if an update for Home devices and other Cast-enabled hardware will be necessary.While this is ultimately a blip on the radar, it shows the difficult future we’re headed for in the realm of home automation.Not only do people have to worry about the software on their smartphones, computers, and other mobile devices causing issues, but it’s fairly easy to see a possible future when a smart lightbulb update could cause a cascade of issues inside a house.
Just ahead of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, Pioneer DJ has unveiled its newest controller, the DDJ-1000.Meant for dedicated use with its rekordbox dj software, the DDJ-1000 is designed to look almost exactly like the standard setup a DJ would encounter in a club, while also incorporating added functionality found in the brand’s other controller models.The problem with a lot of DJ controllers is that they don’t offer the same feedback as more expensive CDJs at a club.Many controllers technically offer much of the same functionalities, but with parts that just... don’t feel the same.This is one of the nicer perks about this new DDJ-1000: it has full-sized jog wheels that are from its flagship CDJ-2000NXS model, the CDJ most commonly found in nightclubs.The company has even upgraded them, including a full-color LCD display in the center that shows information like a song’s BPM, time remaining, key, and the song’s waveform, complete with any cue points that have been set.
I know this trailer is meant to evoke a connection with all the dumb shit I remember from elementary and high school, and it does.But it’s also just depressing.The show could be good though (we’ll find out when all episodes arrive streaming on February 16), and maybe you’re happier to indulge than I am so ymmv.
Last year, researchers found what at the time was quite possibly the world's most sophisticated espionage app ever written for the Android mobile operating system.Now, in a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing malware developers, researchers have uncovered a new Android spying platform that includes location-based audio recording and other features that have never been seen in the wild before.It relies on five separate exploits to gain privileged root access that allows it to bypass key Android security measures.Skygofree is capable of taking pictures, capturing video, and seizing call records, text messages, gelocation data, calendar events, and business-related information stored in device memory.Another never-before-seen feature is the ability to steal WhatsApp messages by abusing the Android Accessibility Service that's designed to help users who have disabilities or who may temporarily be unable to fully interact with a device.A third new feature: the ability to connect infected devices to Wi-Fi networks controlled by attackers.
There's currently a glass bottle of Irn Bru on sale on eBay for £1,700.It's even got a bid on it.A limited edition bottle from 2013, it's got the word "Fanny" printed on it — from a promotion that ran in Scotland to tie in with the popular TV ad that ran at the time:Sure, it's a funny advert... but £1,700 for a bottle of Irn Bru that went off four years ago?The eBay listing describes it as a "limited edition collector's item".We're not sure if it's selling for so much because it's the original recipe of Irn Bru, or because the bottle has a rude word on it, but either way it's a little crazy.
If you've been experiencing Wi-Fi dropouts and slow speeds on your home network recently, certain Google devices might be to blame according to several users in the Google Home Help Forum, as reported by Android Police.One anonymous user in the forum started a thread after noticing that their Wi-Fi network had started dropping out with alarming frequency upon returning home with an Android device.As an experiment, the user disconnected their Google Cast-enabled devices from the network, including an Android handset, multiple Chromecasts and Google Home Mini units.A stable network that has had no dropouts or issues since.After doing some research online, the user noticed several other posts from people with similar issues, all from around the same period (December 2017).The issue was reported on the forums of several router manufacturers, leading one representative from router-maker TP-Link to return with an explanation.
The world’s first 11.000 mAh battery phone and the new brand flagship Oukitel K10 is going to start the global first presale on January 15th and we have today for you full list of confirmed specs for this phone.So no surprises lurking around the corner anymore.There is also a special giveaway event to celebrate the first Oukitel’s launch in 2018 so make sure to check the following video, because who doesn’t like free things ?Oukitel K10 can be regarded as a third generation of the big battery line represented previously by K10000 and K10000 Pro, but it really improves all the features across the board.Oukitel K10 full specs :Processor: MediaTek MT6763 octa-core 2.0GHz
Moneygram has partnered with Ripple to use its XRP cryptocurrency in money transfers.Moneygram's stock is up 13% after the news, while XRP reversed early losses to go up 1%.Shares of Moneygram, the second-largest money transfer company in the world, spiked 13% Thursday after the company said it had signed a partnership with Ripple to test using the company’s XRP cryptocurrency to improve transfer settlement times and costs.Last week, Western Union spiked on an unverified rumor that it planned to also use XRP.Ripple said in a tweet that it has signed three of the world’s five largest money transfer companies, but did not elaborate on which."The payments problem doesn’t just affect banks, it also affects companies like MoneyGram, which help people get money to the ones they care about," Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said in a press release.
A Beijing district court dismissed a lawsuit against Chinese bitcoin exchanges, stating “people have the right to freely participate in bitcoin trading at their own risk”, the Beijing Morning Post is reporting.This comes four months after China’s ban on initial coin offering (ICO).The lawsuit was raised by Mr. Wang, who lost RMB 400,000 trading bitcoin.He sued bitcoin exchanges, including Huobi(火币), to get his money back, arguing, “According to Karl Marx’s The Two Factors of the Commodity: Use- Value and Value, the commodity should have the use-value and value, and the bitcoin has no value and use-value, and cannot be identified as a commodity .so bitcoin does not exist.Therefore the previous trades should be invalidated.”
While competitors have offered Alexa voice assistants with their own proprietary microphones, Polk has announced the first sound bar at CES 2018 with what is essentially an Echo Dot built into it: the Command Bar.The Command Bar integrates Amazon's own far-field microphones and controls into the speaker and you can use either to control your smart home as a fully-fledged Echo replacement.The onboard mics can also control audio functions such as volume, mute, EQ, and source selection.To further integrate itself into the Amazon ecosystem the Command Bar incorporates a dedicated HDMI port designed to fit the Amazon Fire TV Stick as well as similar devices such as the Roku Express.The sound bar includes a USB port on the rear to power these streaming dongles.Polk says users can "easily ask the Command Bar to share the time, weather, set alarms, tell jokes, or turn on the lights from anywhere in the home theater regardless of volume".Given our experience with Alexa's difficulty hearing at high levels we're dubious of this claim.
Baidu just announced the second version of its Apollo open-source autonomous driving platform at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) today in Las Vegas.The Apollo program was launched as an open-source platform for other automakers to develop their self-driving systems and help accelerate the development self-driving technologies.Baidu released the second version of Apollo soon after the launch of the platform last July— which yet again shows the Chinese search engine giant’s determination to speed up the development of autonomous driving technologies.“Apollo is an example of ‘China Speed’, demonstrating the rapid pace of China’s innovations and development in the global autonomous driving industry,” said Qi Lu, Group President and COO of Baidu, on stage at CES.Apollo 2.0 showcases more HD mapping services, cheaper sensor package requirements, and full support for four computing platforms: Intel, NXP, Nvidia, and Renesas.Another key update for the software is that it enables vehicles to drive autonomously on simple urban streets.
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Not long after LG teased the new 34-inch “5K” monitor it plans to showcase at next week’s CES trade show, Samsung has announced a new widescreen panel of its own.The latter Korean firm on Wednesday teased the CJ791, a not-imaginatively named 34-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440.That means it’s QHD, not 4K, and will thus not be as sharp as LG’s forthcoming screen.It is a curved panel, though, a form factor that makes more sense on the desktop than in the living room.This is another one of Samsung’s quantum-dot-using QLED panels, which the company says have a 4ms response time and 178-degree viewing angle.Naturally, Samsung is hyping the improved black levels and brightness that QLED usually brings (albeit to a lesser degree than OLED), but we’ll have to see the panel for ourselves before making any judgments.
On November 28, 2017, one of the leading smartphone brands announced the red version of its full-screen flagship in China.As you guess, we are talking about the much anticipated OnePlus 5T Lava Red, which was set to go on sale on December 17, 2017.But it met a high demand and all the units were sold instantly.Today the second bunch of units was gone on sale.Everything remains the same including the specs and pricing.As you remember, the black version of the OnePlus 5T was priced at 2999 yuan ($461) and 3499 yuan ($538) for the 6+64GB and 8+128GB variants, respectively.
The Greatest Showman overcame disappointing reviews to gross almost $50 million so far.After the character, voiced by Will Arnett, broke out in 2015’s The Lego Movie, it was inevitable he would get his own movie.What was this horror movie written and directed by Jordan Peele, best known as one half of Key and Peele?The story follows Gloria (Anne Hathaway) as a woman whose life is not all together by any means who one day realizes she somehow controls a giant kaiju that randomly appears in Tokyo.It wasn’t a massive campaign, and it certainly didn’t reach a mass audience.But it sold a quirky, original film accompanied by strong word of mouth earned from festival screenings, which praised both its heart and dark sense of humor.
On January 10, the Overwatch League will begin its inaugural season, bringing professional esports to several major cities around the world and pitting the best players in Blizzard’s popular hero shooter against each other in a multi-stage competition.Unlike the structure of other esports leagues, the Overwatch League’s 12 teams each represent particular regions, giving fans a chance to root for their hometown favorite as they would in traditional sports, and it’s set to be among the most high-profile esports leagues in existence.Here is everything you need to know about Overwatch League.At the conclusion of each five-week stage of the regular season, title matches will take place between the top four teams with a prize pool of $125,000.Thus far, most team rosters have at least a few substitute players available, though Florida Mayhem only features six.Though the impact that The Overwatch League will have on competitive Overwatch overall remains to be seen, it could pave the way for more international focus on esports as a whole, where South Korean players dominate the current landscape.
Here's how you can be certain your boss is on your side.Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr• Impressing your boss is a crucial part of succeeding at your job.• Asking for feedback is important, but reading your manager is also a great skill to have.• Tough love and frequent check ins are some signs that your boss is impressed with you.Your manager likely controls whether or not you get promoted, demoted, or fired, after all.Some bosses make it clear if they adore you — non-romantically, of course.
Yui Mok - PA Images via Getty ImagesIt’s a tradition dating back to Edward III, but many aren’t aware that the prestigious honours given out every year by the Queen and other royals are open to people from all walks of life.Anyone can nominate someone for an award, and anyone can receive an award, if they reach the required standard of merit or service in their field.Nominees most often make remarkable achievements in a particular area, such as the arts, education, sport or science.Yui Mok - PA Images via Getty ImagesBut others may be honoured for their parliamentary or political service, their work towards the British economy, or for community, voluntary and local service.