It was the speech John F. Kennedy was supposed to make that fateful day in Dallas in 1963 when he was gunned down and silenced seemingly forever.But, through the power of artificial intelligence, The Times and creative agency Rothco brought JFK’s voice to the speech he never got to make that day, and took home the Creative Data Lions Grand Prix on Thursday in Cannes.Accenture agency Rothco was tasked with helping launch The Times’ ‘Find your voice campaign’ to its readers and potential readers around the world, with the objective of repositioning The Times as a paper that represents many differing voices.Rothco spent months researching and collecting every single piece of available Kennedy analog audio.The final piece recreated, in his voice, the Dallas Trade Mart speech Kennedy never got to make 55 years ago, using bits of 831 speeches in the process.Combinations of sounds were selected and smoothed together by months of painstaking sound engineering to make it happen, a first for data enhanced creative storytelling.
South Korean manufacturing giant, LG, has started taking pre-orders for its flagship LG G7+ ThinQ in Taiwan.The first batch of this device will come in Aurora Black and Blue colour options and it has an NT$26,900 ($889) price tag.LG will continue this pre-order from now until June 30 but it will be exclusively sold on Chunghwa Telecom on July 2nd.Pre-order consumers will get a couple of freebies which include but not limited to a BTS Exclusive BoomBox Speaker Set.The company gave a similar offer in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago for the LG G7 ThinQ pre-order.The BTS exclusive Boombox speaker gift set includes LG G7+ screen saver and back cover, LG HBS-510 Bluetooth headset, BTS exclusive smart case, and BTS Boombox product description small card.
Blockchain might actually prove helpful for a changeIn an effort to demonstrate there are actual uses for blockchain technology, global professional services biz EY and Microsoft have teamed up to offer companies a way to manage rights and royalties.Ubisoft - a Microsoft game publishing partner - intends to test the system, which relies on the Quorum blockchain protocol, Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and supporting technologies."The opportunity to collaborate with EY and Microsoft on blockchain use cases in the domain of digital contracts and royalties is truly exciting," said Loic Amans, SVP of finance and strategic planning at Ubisoft, in canned remarks.It will, we're told, offer almost real-time insight into sales transactions, info that tends to be useful for marketing analytics.Paul Brody, EY global innovation leader for blockchain, contends blockchain tech is ideally suited to this particular situation.
Yesterday, TSMC held its technology symposium in Taiwan where its CEO CC Wei revealed some interesting progress with the company’s 7nm process technology.Before now, there have been rumors that TSMC’s 7nm production yield rate is moving at a slow pace but Mr. Wei debunked that.He stated that the company has started commercial production of its 7nm chips and it will move into 5nm chips by the end of 2019 or early 2020.According to the CEO, the company will develop over 50 chip designs with its 7nm process technology by the end of 2018.AI, GPU, cryptocurrency applications, and 5G will claim a majority of these designs and TSMC will also start taping out chips built using an enhanced 7nm node with EUV in the second half of 2018.Mr. Wei said that this will boost TSMC’s overall production capacity to 12 million units in 2018, up 9% from 10.5 million units in 2017.
The Redmi 6 Pro is arriving on 25th of June but I doubt that there’s anything left to hide of it except for the price.There are a few details like the processor that still remain under wraps but new information has been seeping out of the pipeline every day.And one of the review units was declared to possess a Snapdragon 625 chipset.That aside, new RAM and variant information has come out today.Although TENAA data had tipped a 2GB + 16GB model to debut as well, that now doesn’t look likely to happen.As per an Indian tipster, the Redmi 6 Pro will get three variants:
If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine.We can’t sit down in front of your computer for you and tell you exactly which bits of data you need to move over, so you’re going to have to run some level of audit yourself—it’s probably a good idea to do this before you start, rather than waiting until afterwards and realising you’ve lost a folder full of vintage 1990s movie poster scans.Make a note of where your important files and folders are saved, the apps you use most often, and the folders those apps use.If you can use the new and old computers in tandem for a while we’d recommend it, as it helps you to work out what you need and what you can leave behind.It’s simple but it’s effective, as long as you know where all your files are in the first place, and haven’t spread them across every corner of your hard disk.You can get both old and new computers on the same Wi-Fi network and transfer files that way, for instance, but the hoops you have to jump through (especially when working with different OSes) and the limited access to files and folders you get make this method hard to recommend over the ones we’ve already mentioned.
From Windows S to the new, somewhat disappointing first generation of always-on Windows 10 on ARM PCs, it is clear that Microsoft is worried.Its once unchallenged kingdom in the education and enterprise markets have been chipped away first by Apple and now by Google and its Chromebooks.The Windows maker is fighting back by trying to combine Windows 10 with hardware that makes mobile devices so useful: always-on connectivity and battery life.But even before Redmond can regain its foothold, it seems that Google will be fighting back with a Chromebook codenamed “Cheza”, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.Chromebooks have traditionally run on two kinds of processors, low-power ARM chips from the likes of Rockchip or MediaTek, and Intel Atom or Celeron processors.It’s not surprising, then, that Google will also do the same on the ARM side.
POLL Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: US$25/server/month and $2.50/user/month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.Big Red’s called this a Java SE Subscription and pitched it as “a commonly used model, popular with Linux distributions”.The company also reckons the new deal is better than a perpetual licence, because they involve “an up-front cost plus additional annual support and maintenance fees.”Oracle’s subs include “license, updates, upgrades, and support in a single price.” Perhaps with some steak knives, too, if you’re among the first 100 callers!If you like your current Java licences, Oracle will let you keep them.And if Java’s essential for other Oracle products you run, those product already include licences.
Finding yourself frustrated once you get to that final circle only to be surrounded by rockets, shotguns and continuous, unchecked building?Epic is looking at how it can help players counter that play style, detailing upcoming changes in a blog post, published Thursday."You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies," Epic explained."It's important to support a variety of late game strategies, that don't boil down to 'just build lol'."is the reason I, personally, am a total amateur when it comes to Fortnite.The crux of the changes will enable players to counter others in combat -- especially in late-game scenarios which tend to be dominated by excessive building and powerful shotguns.
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative gaming consoles to launch of late but, like any gaming device, it isn’t immune to one of the entertainment industry’s biggest problem: piracy.Many companies have tried different methods of fighting or discouraging piracy, often at the expense of inconveniencing legit users.Nintendo, however, may have come up with a nearly foolproof method that would ban such pirates from playing games online or even ban them from Nintendo Network for good.While Nintendo will probably never confirm the exact details of its anti-piracy system, Redditor SciresM paints a rather detailed overview of what is involved.In a nutshell, Nintendo performs a series of checks whenever a Switch user tries to play a game online.One of the things it checks for is a game’s unique certificate, a secret, encrypted, and very unique piece of data that will tell Nintendo’s servers if a game is a pirated copy or not.
When ABC cancelled the Roseanne reboot after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about a former Obama aide in May, it looked like the show's cast wouldn't get another opportunity to make fans laugh.Now, thanks to ABC, the Conners will get a second chance.ABC has given a series order to The Conners -- a spin-off TV show about a working-class family starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- but minus Barr.Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the spin-off, according to a report from Variety on Thursday."We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it's clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience," ABC cast members Goodman, Metcalf, Gilbert, Goranson, and Fishman said in a joint statement on Variety."We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today."
At this point, it may be tough to hit tier 100 of your Fortnite Battle Pass by the end of season 4.But, if you know how to complete challenges quickly, you'll have a shot at getting the rewards you crave.Fortnite gets major updates roughly every quarter, and they kick off what creator Epic calls a new season.Players can buy the Battle Pass for each new season for $9.99 and it offers a tiered system that enables you to earn loot over time by completing challenges.When you complete challenges, you gain experience points that make you move up through the tiers, unlocking emotes, dances and other items as you go.The latest list of challenges go from easy to hard, but if you know what to do before you drop in, you'll have the best chance to reach a higher tier.
YouTube is giving big uploaders new ways to make money by giving them the chance to sell merchandise directly on the site and set up monthly paid membership subscriptions that unlock perks for superfans.It comes after more than a year of demonetization drama at YouTube.Google's massive video site, which has 1.9 billion monthly users, mostly pays back money to its creators by sharing advertising revenue with them.But after advertisers boycotted YouTube following a string of reports that ads were running next to offensive videos, YouTube tightened its policies that let uploaders make money.Offering new ways to drum up revenue on YouTube could help alleviate some of that tension.It lets creators publish a functioning link with a countdown clock to the moment that their latest video goes live, and the clip's initial viewing will be synchronized for all viewers, so fans and creators can chat about it and react at the same time together.
A new web-based "feedback" technology which allows therapists to accurately monitor how patients with depression are coping has been found to reduce the probability of deterioration during psychological treatment by 74%, a new study has found.Psychological therapy is offered to many people with depression and anxiety who seek treatment in the NHS, but while roughly half of these patients respond well to the treatment, up to 10% actually get worse.Known as "Outcome Feedback", the new technology was developed by an international team of researchers from UK, German and Dutch Universities, in partnership with PCMIS, a patient case management information system used widely by mental health services."Outcome Feedback" uses patient feedback to rapidly identify patients at risk of deterioration by tracking their symptoms and monitoring their response to treatment.The team behind the technology have now received a grant from the Wellcome Trust to implement the software across the NHS with the aim of improving the quality of psychological care.The grant will also enable the researchers to develop an e-learning programme to train NHS therapists to use the technology effectively.
Delia Arnaud-Cormos, Associate Professor at the University of Limoges, is appointed as a a junior member position with the "Institut Universitaire de France" (IUF) for a period of five years from 1 October 2018.The research conducted by Delia Arnaud-Cormos within the XLIM laboratory (cnrs- University of Limoges) focuses on the interaction of electromagnetic waves with living organisms.Long-term potential applications include the treatment of different types of cancers such as brain, pancreas and peritoneum, as well as treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.She is one of the 70 academic teachers/researchers under 40 years old, chosen for 2018.Selection is based on their scientific influence both nationally and internationally, scientific influence, scientific leadership, geographical mobility, and the coherence and the innovative nature of their research project.Her candidacy benefited from two scientific recommendations, including one from abroad.
As Season 4 approaches its conclusion in "Fortnite: Battle Royale," fans have started to speculate whether a large in-game event, similar to last season's meteor shower, will mark the end of an era.Clues pointing toward another massive event have already started to pop up around the island and within the actual "Fortnite" game code, which hardcore fans like to dig through every time the developers roll out a new update.So far, all signs are pointing at a huge missile, embedded into the side of the mountain just northeast of Snobby Shores, which many fans theorize could completely change a large section of the map.Here's what we know about the mysterious missile warnings in "Fortnite":The missile first appeared in the side of a mountain at the start of Season 4.It's the centerpiece of a lair owned by a mysterious supervillain.
Technology has a great impact on how we consume and interact with sports.Something as simple as a video assistant referee has already altered the FIFA World Cup — so what can we expect for the future?He’s sporting some slick shades and an epic bowl cut — that image alone makes it worth a watch.In 2001, Kevin got to meet his heroes during the world cup, held on the Dutch beach Scheveningen.“I got so inspired that when I was 12, I decided to go pro,” he explained.It took him nine years to achieve that goal, and along the journey he finished in second place three times in a row:
When you’re flying around in space, where there’s no air or wind resistance, aerodynamics aren’t important.That’s why the Star Trek Borg ship is just a giant cube and still works just fine.But when ships are also visiting planets with atmospheres, aerodynamics do come into play — and apparently neither the Rebels nor the Empire in Star Wars know the first thing about properly designing flying vehicles.YouTuber EC Henry brought 3D models of popular Star Wars ships into an application from Autodesk called Flow Design that can simulate and illustrate how a vehicle moves through various mediums, like the breathable air that seems to exist on most planets in a galaxy far, far away.The iconic X-wing, which can travel through space at the speed of light, is actually far less aerodynamic than the comparatively primitive fighter jets we use here on Earth.Even worse is the Empire’s TIE fighter, which is an aerodynamic disaster and would be outmanoeuvred by even a mynock any time it tried to do battle on a planet’s surface — despite what movies like The Force Awakens would have you believe.
Tennent’s Lager has agreed a multi-year extension to its Scottish Rugby partnership, seeing players convene on Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow to celebrate.The seven-figure deal now sees the lager brand support the national side as well as the Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors and title sponsorship of the Scottish domestic leagues.Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Adam Ashe and Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors) visited the brewery to ink the contract.Jason Ash, chief marketing officer, C Group, owner of Tennent’s, said: “Tennent’s Lager has been a long-standing supporter of Scottish sport and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting some of Scottish Rugby’s most talented players at Wellpark Brewery.There is real excitement around Scottish Rugby just now, moving up to fifth in the world rankings after an incredible NatWest Six Nations campaign and historic wins over England and France at home.“To be continuing our partnership at a time when rugby is growing and diversifying into the Scottish mainstream is something we’re very excited about.
Over in the US the latest hip trend is to launch a scooter-sharing service, like the bike sharing services but with the option of leaving an electric scooter at the bottom of a canal.Those companies are planning on expanding, but you shouldn't expect them to be coming to the UK anytime soon.Earlier this week LimeBike, one of the more popular scooter-sharing services, announced it would be launching in Paris.But it confirmed that it won't be coming to the UK.Because electric scooters are basically illegal.This has also been confirmed by Transport for London, who said current regulations block electric scooters from being used in public.