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Atari is officially on the comeback trail although the path it is carving out is a bit questionable.After unveiling images of its Ataribox console last week, the iconic gaming company has provided details on the first product in its new Atari Connected Life line of wearables.The Speakerhat is exactly what you’d think – a baseball-style cap with speakers built into the bill.The wearable wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device and thanks to its integrated microphone, can even be used to conduct phone calls or initiate voice commands.With Social Synchronous Broadcast technology, multiple Speakerhat users can simultaneously listen to a single audio stream.Atari promises the Speakerhat feels natural and normal to wear for long periods of time while achieving an acceptable balance of weight versus sound quality and functionality.
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When Oculus gave virtual reality its second chance in the consumer market, it was largely expected that VR would be limited to powerful and expensive gear.Google, however, begged to differ and, thanks to Cardboard and now Daydream, it put VR into the hands, and heads, of anyone with a smartphone.Now a startup has envisioned a similar revolution, but this time on the augmented reality front.There have, of course, been attempts to create a “Cardboard for AR”, like the successfully crowdfunded ZapBox.But what almost all of these have in common is that they put the smartphone right on your face.Sure, you can see the world behind the phone, but you’re only seeing it through the lens of your smartphone, literally.
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Amazon, one of the world’s largest and most profitable stores, wants your Amazon account to pay for more than just towels and toiletries.On Wednesday, it launched Amazon Pay Places, a new service lets Amazon customers place an order ahead in brick-and-mortar stores.“One of the things we’ve been doing the last couple of years is thinking about how to connect merchants with the Amazon customer base, knowing they are very active connected shoppers whether online or on mobile,” Patrick Gauthier, vice president of Amazon Pay, told Pymnts.com.“With what we are taking the lid off today — we are enabling merchants to instantly reach people who are highly mobile and very desirable as customers — without having to worry about app distribution.”Amazon Pay Places works a little like PayPal.Next time you are planning to pick up an order at a store or restaurant that is partnered with Amazon, you will be able to launch the Amazon smartphone app, make your selection from the Programs & Features section of Amazon’s mobile app, and save it to your cart.
Sweden
The popular messaging service Whatsapp appears to have faltered in China, according to the New York Times, there were many chinese users on Tuesday could not use the app and, according to several experts, it is the country's firewall that is blocking access.at the time Of writing it is unclear whether the blockage will be permanent or just a coincidence.Also the reason for the blockage is unclear, but according to the site The Verge can unblock Whatsapp be an attempt by China to promote the use of the chinese messaging service Wechat, which is the most used in the country.For Facebook, which owns Whatsapp, the new blockage to the company's three main applications have now been shut out from China - where Facebook and Instagram have been blocked.in recent times, China has tightened freedom of expression on the internet, in the beginning of the summer, introduced the country's new laws to which all gave the government even more power over the network.Among other introduced the requirements on to all the bloggers/reporters need to be educated by the authorities before they are allowed to publish anything on the net.
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WhatsApp was the second most common option, with 29 percent of the votes.About two years later, it had SMS/MMS shrunk to 27 percent, while WhatsApp remarkably fallen all the way down to 16 per cent.Facebook Messenger, was the second largest with 18 percent of the votes.what is the situation today, in the summer of 2017?And SMS to finally become more of a niche and the service has managed to get past?please Leave a vote below!
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There are a lot of female visual artists out there–51 percent to be exact–but their work makes up less than 5 percent of all permanent collections.LifeWTR wants to change that with its “Art By a Woman” campaign.The brand launched the idea by setting up a wall of empty frames outside New York’s Lincoln Center last month—no artwork in site.It filmed people’s reactions to the installation, which offered a glimpse of a world without all artists represented.“We wanted to launch this campaign to really create this compelling film, this great event and really have a compelling, strong social call to action to really fill the world with more women’s art because there’s a void there,” said Todd Kaplan, vp of PepsiCo’s North America beverages water portfolio.LifeWTR worked closely with three artists on the activation—Trudy Benson, Adrienne Gaither.
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Atria on nimittänyt siipikarjaliiketoiminnan toimitusjohtajaksi Ruotsiin Juha Sarkkisen.Sarkkinen vastaa uudessa tehtävässään Atrian Ruotsin siipikarjaliiketoiminnan uudistamisesta sekä kilpailukyvyn kehittämisestä.Tehtävässään Sarkkinen aloittaa 1. syyskuuta.Aiemmin Ruotsin siipikarjaliiketoiminnan toimitusjohtajana toimi Matts Margren, kertoo Atrian toimitusjohtaja Juha Gröhn.Ruotsin siipikarjaliiketoiminnan toimitusjohtajan vaihdoksella halutaan Gröhnin mukaan varmistaa muun muassa kasvun kehittyminen sekä pääsy markkinoihin tiukemmin kiinni.Aiemmin Sarkkinen on työskennellyt muun muassa liiketoimintojen johdossa Snellmannilla, Arlalla, HK Scanilla ja Atrialla.
UK
EE customers are in for a treat as the UK mobile network is offering a mega deal on an Apple Music subscription.The offer allows all pay monthly handset and SIM only customers to sign up to Apple's streaming service without paying a penny for six months.Apple Music is available on both iOS and Android devices and EE is even allowing all music to streamed without it eating into users' data allowance.Anyone who already has an Apple Music account can also swap over to the free deal for six months.Since Apple Music went live it has now attracted over 27 million monthly subscribers and could soon take over Spotify as the world's biggest streaming service.Apple Music launched in 2015 and offers music fans the chance to listen to millions of tracks for a monthly fee of £9.99.
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We all make decisions every day based on what other people are doing.We are wired to navigate the world based on the rules of behavioral data.
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Although the best home projectors can get quite expensive, with full-sized ones coming in at anywhere between $200 and $2,500, there are many budget-friendly models that are great for smaller spaces and for users who desire portability.If you don’t have the space or cash for a large HDTV, then a good portable projector is a great alternative for enjoying a big-screen experience in a small- to medium-sized room — especially if you have a killer speaker setup.We’ve rounded up a selection of the best portable projector deals on compact models that come in at less than $100 and offer you up to $105 in savings.With a 1,000-lumen output and the capability to project a wide image at a size of up to to 80 inches, this unit is perfect for small spaces like dorm rooms or bedrooms.It can also connect via standard AV, VGA, or USB cables.Crenova makes a number of highly rated video projectors, and the top-rated XPE470 is one of the best portable projector deals going right now.
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“Destiny’s on the line, Arthur.Accept the charges.” August 25th can’t get here fast enough.The newest teaser for Amazon’s revival of The Tick shows the title character and his meek boon companion taking on bad guys and doing some heavy-duty bonding.Some of the scenes here are from the pilot that aired last year but it’s an open question as to how they’ll address the changes to the Big Blue Guy’s costume.Those answers and more will come when The Tick starts streaming next month.captions settings, opens captions settings dialog
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Good news for all those Nougat lovers out there, it seems that the official Nougat Flyme OS ROM is getting one step closer, as Meizu launched earlier today the first Android 7.0-based Flyme OS Closed Beta!This closed beta is currently available for the Meizu PRO and Meizu PRO 6S with more models getting support soon including the PRO 6 Plus, PRO 5, MX6, Charm Blue E, Charm Blue Max, Charm Blue Note 5, Charm Blue Note 3, and nine other models.According to its change-log, this ROM brings significant bug fixes and improvements to the camera, system, connectivity, and basic settings of the Flyme OS including support for several features such as payment authorization for several services via the fingerprint sensor, among others.If you’re brave enough to run your Meizu smartphone on a closed-beta ROM, then you can register over at Meizu and begin the download of the closed beta called Flyme 6.7.7.10 Daily, sized at 1.4GB.
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As part of its mission to send people into space, humanity has to answer many questions, and one of those questions involves whether humans are mentally capable of spending long periods of time within relatively tiny self-sustaining space stations.To help determine this, four university students have volunteered to spend 200 days living inside of a self-sustaining ‘space station’ located in a Beijing suburb.The four volunteers are students at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and they’re now officially residents of the Lunar Palace-1, where they kicked off their 200-day test on Sunday.The system is designed to supply everything they’ll need, recycling everything the team produces while using plants for oxygen and special lights in substitution of sunlight.The team will not experience sunlight for the full 200 days.Importantly, this project will also evaluate the mental effects of spending long periods of time in this type of environment.
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The Lego Creator Expert series – which has previously featured a Mini Cooper with a picnic set and the cult VW Camper Van – has added a new icon to its garage: the London double-decker bus.The London Bus 10285 (£109.99) was released on July 1 as a London Lego Store exclusive until it goes on wider release later in the month – but WIRED got an early peek, and decided to film ourselves building it in a marathon four-hour session.The 1,686-piece build itself is pretty straightforward, starting with the chassis, and only gets more complex as you begin to add the layers of detail, in particular, the seats.There are so many seats to make – 29 in total.If you enjoy building seats, this is the Lego set for you."This particular shade of brick snaps together with a really crisp click – words cannot convey just how satisfying this is"
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If you’ve got the wherewithal to make it to this page then we’re pretty confident you’ll know what a VPN is by now.If you actually do leave your front door open then you have more faith in humanity than me.Nevertheless, it seems like malware is one of the defining features of 2017.You’re vulnerable at home, and even more vulnerable when you use public WiFi hotspots on your smartphone.Unless you want to become a statistic, every expert out there would recommend a VPN.We can’t tell you which VPN to choose, but we can tell you that Windscribe is a favorite of our readers, who are (and they won’t mind me saying this) the type of people who would know.
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The "Miniatur Wunderland" exhibition, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the world's largest model railway.If you've never seen it before, it's one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you'll ever see in your life.To bring new perspective to the massive model railway, Google last year built a miniature version of its Street View car and placed it in the Miniatur Wunderland, capturing footage thanks to tiny mounted cameras.Google also built other mini camera-mounted devices to cruise the streets......and railways of Miniatur Wunderland.It connects all the areas of the Wunderland, which represent some iconic places around the world.
UK
A while ago we did a thing about British tourists going abroad, having a good time, then getting home and pretending to be sick in order to get a nice wedge of compensation from the hotel that did their catering.Well, Mr Feignington-Illness, that ruse is about to come to an end thanks to the GOVERNMENT.Specifically it's an announcement from the Ministry of Justice, which says it wants to limit the amount of money that bogus illness compensation claimants can receive, in order to end the apparent menace caused by compo-seeking Brits trying to pay off the holiday credit card debt by making it appear their hotel catering gave them food poisoning -- something only UK tourists appear to try to swing.Justice secretary David Lidington said: "Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear – your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated.We are addressing this issue, and will continue to explore further steps we can take.This government is absolutely determined to tackle the compensation culture which has penalised the honest majority for too long."
Sweden
När det kommer till höstens trender tycker sig volymgrossisten Also sett två stora trender under våren som de räknar med även kommer att gälla i höst, it-säkerhet och flexibla paketlösningar som låter företagen hyra in hela arbetsplatser.– De flesta företag som vi kommer i kontakt med är ute efter smarta tjänster och tjänstepaket.Där man likt molntjänster betalar månadsvis för ett paket som innehåller allt - som dator, skärm, Office 365, it-säkerhet och backup, säger David Treiberg, ansvarig för mjukvara och molnlösningar hos Also, och fortsätter:– När det sedan kommer till säkerhet har allt fler företag återigen fått upp ögonen för vikten av bra it-säkerhet efter den senaste tidens stora attacker som Wannacry och Petya.När det kommer till säkerhet har David Treiberg även märkt av ett ökat intresse hos kunderna för olika skyddsparametrar för nätverksadministratörer.Alltså verktyg som ser till att en hackare inte får nätverkets huvudnyckel ifall en administratörs konto skulle komprometteras.
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Cloud computing has become so omnipresent that organizations are adopting it at almost every layer of their business.While these cloud investments deliver immeasurable benefits, they’ve also had unintended side effects—creating complexity and introducing risk.This cloud sprawl is a major IT pain point.With cloud services sourced from multiple vendors, security is inconsistent, user experience is variable, and access is fragmented.Download this whitepaper to discover the long-term solution: a unified, secure digital workspace.
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Franska riskkapitalbolaget Breega Capital har erhållit 100 miljoner dollar i finansiering för att investera i startups, rapporterar Venture Beat.Enligt en talesperson kommer den nya investeringsfonden vid namn Breega Capital Venture 2 att sikta på disruptiva startups inom områdena fintech och insurtech.Den tidigare likviden om 50 miljoner dollar användes till att investera i 25 olika startups, däribland Food Chéri, TravauxLib, Exotec, GoJob och FretLink.En källa berättar för VentureBeat att en ytterligare finansieringsrunda kan komma att utannonseras senare i år.
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