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With a dash of vintage style and a heavy dose of modern technology, Italian appliance manufacturer Smeg debuted a prototyped version of its new Portofino Range at this year s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida.Checking at 36 inch wide and soon to be available in seven different colors — olive green, red, white, stainless steel, black, and yellow — Smeg s Portofino is a classic appliance-lover s dream.Prior to KBIS, the range nabbed the Good Design Award at the Chicago Athenaeum — which is Chicago s museum of architecture and design.Though Smeg has consistently made a name for itself delivering retro-inspired appliance collections, the Portofino exudes 1950 s style in every way.From its classic color schemes to the actual construction of the range, Smeg left no vintage stone unturned.As mentioned above, however, the Portofino comes packed to the gills with modern range technology that assures owners that, while it looks like something more than six decades old, it certainly doesn t perform like it.
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But now you can visit what Barack and Michelle Obama call The People s House in virtual reality on Facebook 360 and the Oculus Rift.Felix & Paul Studios, the Emmy-winning creator of cinematic VR experiences, teamed up with Oculus to launch an expansive Facebook 360 experience filmed in the White House.Both the President and the First Lady narrate the guided tour of the rooms and grounds.Today, Oculus is posting an eight-minute narrated tour of the White House, which visits nine locations.I got a good look at it yesterday, and it really felt like I was in such places as the foyer of the White House, the situation room, and the Oval Office.This was a more extreme case, where we were waiting by the phone and were happy to have the opportunity to do it quickly, said Ryan Horrigan, chief content officer at Félix & Paul Studios, in an interview with VentureBeat.We shot for seven days, right before Christmas, and started producing it right after that.We try to take you on a slow pace, going through the President s memories and conjuring an emotional feeling.
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Ron Schwane/AP The rise of streaming services like Netflix might be a bad thing for the NFL, according to analysts at UBS.The league officially blamed the presidential election, but also said it could work on improving things like how much advertising was being served to viewers.One reason might be that the NFL is worried the popularity of
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Nintendo is set to announce a bunch of new details regarding the Nintendo Switch including its release date and launch games as part of a special presentation on January 13.The 60 minute event will be broadcast live from Tokyo, Japan at 4am GMT / 8pm PT on Friday, January 13, so you might need to set an alarm to catch it.You ll be able to watch the showcase in its entirety through Nintendo s official website, as well as its Twitch and YouTube channels.We ll be covering the event live as it happens reporting on all the new games and information being revealed.Games Editor Brett Phipps will also be going hands-on with the console later this week, so expect an in-depth preview in the coming days.Related: Mass Effect Andromeda - Everything we know
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The PlayStation 4 s next major software update, 4.5, will soon be available to the general public, but if you want to try out its new bells and whistles in advance, Sony is giving you the opportunity to sign up for a beta test.By signing up on the PlayStation website, you ll be entered for a chance to receive a voucher code giving you access to the beta trial for System Software 4.5.Your PSN account must use a valid email address for you to be eligible for beta access, and signing up will not automatically guarantee that you ll be selected.PlayStation 4 s last major update, 4.00, released last September, introduced a number of new features to improve and streamline the user experience.From the quick menu, users are able to choose music to perfectly suit the game they re playing, and a folder system allows users to sort their favorite games for easier access.The update also added PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements and HDR support, as well as the ability to do a complete system transfer between consoles.
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Barack Obama s final speech as president was as much a warning as it was a farewell—a warning to Americans that they re still in the middle of crafting their country s history.Democracies are most vulnerable, the president said, when their citizens forget they re pursuing a common goal.What he didn t say, but really didn t have to, is that such a unified sense of purpose is currently in short supply.Quoting George Washington s own farewell speech, Obama said Americans should reject the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties that make the country one.When Obama was elected in 2008, social media was still young.Now it has become the fault line along which political discourse fractures, making the country s commonly held ideals—and commonly enjoyed successes—all too easy to overlook.
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Dark Souls III Collector's Edition for the XBOX One platform is currently discounted 41% on GameStop.The discounted collector's edition includes Dark Souls III Collector's Edition includes a 10" Red Knight Statue, Prima Starter Guide, Official Dark Souls III Soundtrack, Official art book, Cloth game map, Collector's box and Dark Souls III Software.See it now on GameStop.This story, "41% off Dark Souls III Collector's Edition, XBOX ONE - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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Koolova does not require money, only that you read on about the subject.Do not wait, however, unforeseen consequences.Ransomware, more known under the English name of ransomware, is one of the fastest growing cyber-threat, and is expected to increase significantly in 2017.In the common case, locks the malware your files by encryption, and then provide unlock code for payment.the Perpetrators behind the new gisslanprogrammet Koolova require, however, something completely different of their victims.Instead of ransom or similar to the hackers to spread the general knowledge about it-security and ransomware; the sufferers need only to read two articles concerning the subject, then regained access to the encrypted files.
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Reuters - Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it has begun releasing cyber security updates for its St. Jude heart devices some five months after the U.S. government launched a probe into claims they were vulnerable to potentially life-threatening hacks.Abbott announced the updates as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication advising patients and physicians to keep using the company s implanted cardiac devices following the updates.The FDA confirmed claims that cyber vulnerabilities could allow a hacker to remotely access St. Judge medical devices, but said there have been no reports of patients harmed by the vulnerabilities.The updates will automatically be pushed out to St. Jude home monitors that enable doctors to track their performance.Doctors and patients have been waiting for action from the FDA and St. Jude since August when short-selling firm Muddy Waters and cyber security firm MedSec Holdings claimed the implantedheart devices were riddled with potentially lethal security bugs.They warned of two primary hacks: One that could cause implanted devices to pace at potentially dangerous rates and one that drains the batteries.The agency said it would continue to assess new information concerning the devices and alert the public if it recommends further changes.
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Tile is the ultimate device for anyone who can t stop losing her things, and a single Tile is back down to its best price ever of $25.If you aren t familiar, you just slide this thing into your wallet, keep it in your car, stick it in your luggage...anything you frequently misplace, and the Tile app on your phone can ping them over Bluetooth and cause them to beep until you find what you re looking for.And if your lost item is outside of your phone s Bluetooth range, it ll show up on a map automatically any time another Tile user comes into range.Today s $25 deal on the Tile Slim is $5 less than usual, and a match for Black Friday if you missed out last month.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
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A complete cityscape filled with painted minis.It takes lots of work to get your game to look like this—but it certainly looks good when it's done.Here's what comes with the base game.It s a compelling approach, one that encapsulates the sense of panic and desperation at the core of survival horror.But in one respect, the game pushes its disturbing theme beyond the limits of my comfort.Carl Grimes, the 12-year-old son of the comics protagonist, is a playable character, and he s just as liable to be shot, stabbed, or eaten alive as any other.
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CES Vi träffar svenska Tobii för en närmare titt på tekniken bakom ögontracking i spel.Svenska eyetracking-experterna Tobii går från klarhet till klarhet.Den senaste tiden har de fått sin teknik inbyggd i så väl spel- som jobbdatorer.I dag stödjer cirka 50 speltitlar huvud- och ögonspårning, och fler lär det bli.M3 svängde förbi för ett snack under CES i Las Vegas.Så bra funkar Geforce Now – se Witcher 3 på Macbook Air
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Over the past few years, Conan O Brien has endeared himself to the gaming community with the Clueless Gamer segment on his TBS talk show.If you ve somehow missed it, the segment is fairly self-explanatory — Conan doesn t know how to play games, but he tries to anyway typically with a celebrity guest .In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week, TBS president Kevin Reilly revealed that, following the success of the segment, production on a Clueless Gamer TV series is scheduled to begin in February: We re going into production next month on a new series, Clueless Gamer, based on the viral video he s done where he essentially makes fun of video games, gets celebrities to play and makes commentary on them.We ve gotten to the point where video game companies are sending us their new product for us to play and make fun of because it s been such a huge success.We re going to go into production on a series of that.
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More people are affected by stomach diseases than heart disease.While in most cases this is in relatively minor ways, such as overproduction of acid or gastritis, in a growing number of instances it s linked with gastric cancer — which affects around 26,370 people a year in the United States alone.To find out more about stomachs and the effect of bacteria such as helicobacter pylori, researchers at Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center created a Petri dish stomach, complete with the ability to produce acid and digestive enzymes.More: Harvard s 3D-printed heart on a chip hopes to make drug testing safer What my lab has been doing for over a decade is trying to generate human organ tissues in a Petri dish, Dr. James Wells, lead investigator, told Digital Trends.Organ tissues represent a really good way of investigating human disease on a level that you can t do by studying patients.
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A year ago, Endless was promoting a $79 desktop PC for the developing world.Today, the company s new Mission computers are taking aim at American consumers, but with an educational twist: The machines include a number of built-in bots that teach kids to code.The new Mission computers—the $249 Mission One a NUC powered by an Intel Celeron and the $129 Mission Mini a Raspberry Pi clone —represent a move to more premium hardware, according to the company.Recall that the original Endless OS tried to shoehorn as much of the Internet into the box as possible, to save on bandwidth and dodge data caps.This time around, the company is working to develop a series of bots, dubbed Endless Code, that can help teach youngsters and newcomers how to code in languages like Java and Python.The Endless Mission Mini is an ARM-based, Raspberry Pi clone.
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Vakter som skyddar landets tre kärnkraftverk ska utrustas med skjutvapen om några veckor.Och det skärpta kravet från Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten innebär också att närområdet skyddas med bevakningshundar dygnet runt.– Vi förstärker områdesskyddet mot bakgrund av att omvärlden ser annorlunda ut än tidigare, då är det ganska naturligt att man skärper kravbilden, säger Anders Österberg, informationschef på kärnkraftsgruppen OKG i Oskarshamn, och betonar att det inte finns något riktat hot mot kärnkraftverket.Skyddsvakter arbetar redan vid kärnkraftsverken i Oskarshamn, Ringhals och Forsmark.Men från och med den 4 februari i år ska en del av dessa vara beväpnade enligt Strålsäkerhetsmyndighetens skärpta krav.Vakterna som hittills har funnits på området har inte burit vapen, berättar Österberg.
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While the specifications and software are not yet finalized, the BlackBerry Mercury is a promising Android phone targeted towards people who prefer physical keyboards, as well as BlackBerry s suite of secure apps such as BBM.Rather, BlackBerry has partnered with TCL to release Android phones under the BlackBerry brand name.If you re unaware, TCL manufactures phones under the Alcatel brand name.More: LG s K Series budget phones run Android 7.0 NougatRegardless, we managed to get some hands-on time with the Mercury, and we can talk about how it feels.That means you can swipe up and down, left and right on the keyboard to move through your home screen, or even scroll through apps.
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Nvidia's has launched two new mobile GPUs at CES 2017, rounding out the GeForce 10 series with laptop counterparts for every desktop part.The GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti aren't the most powerful parts going around, but their lower TDPs and respectable amounts of performance still offer something to mid-range gaming laptops and workstations.Both new parts are built using Nvidia's GP107 GPU.The GTX 1050 Ti is very similar to its desktop counterpart: there's 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs plus a clock speed of 1493 MHz with a rated boost clock of 1620 MHz.Interestingly, the clock speeds of the mobile GTX 1050 Ti are a good 200-230 MHz higher than the desktop part, which should provide some extra performance here.As for memory, the GTX 1050 Ti is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus, clocked at 7 Gbps for 112 GB/s of bandwidth.
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I Las Vegas samlas nu tusentals utställare och besökare på världens största teknikmässa – The Consumer Electronics Show.Bilar och robotar tros bli mässans stjärnor medan virtual reality-prylar, som var förra årets hit, får finna sig i att spela biroller.Fler än 25 utställare kommer att förevisa personliga robotassistenter för hemmabruk.– Vi ser många företag som drar nytta av teknologi som blivit billigare tack vare utvecklingen av smartphones och dataspel, säger Kaijen Hsiao, teknikchef på Mayfield Robotics som kommer att presentera en ny robot på SEC.För att tilltala konsumenter har företagen satsat på att ge robotarna mer personlighet.Enligt Steve Crowe som är chefredaktör för tidningen Robotic Trends är det just bristen på personlighet som gjort att robotarna inte slagit igenom.
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Data has transformed all manner of industries, and the transport industry is no exception.That s the conclusion of a recent report from the Urban Transport Group.Emerging data will mean transport users will become far more fully informed about their travel choices whilst at the same time transform the ability of transport authorities to plan and manage transport networks and services more efficiently and effectively, it says.It then outlines a number of the key challenges and opportunities that transport authorities need to tackle to make this happen.The findings emerged from a workshop held during the summer of 2016 that featured input from a range of stakeholders in this issue.Transport authorities are increasingly mandated by law to open up their data.
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