Precis som i fjol kommer Google att utse vad de anser är de bästa applikationerna i Play Store i olika kategorier.Nu har Google berättat vilka appar som nominerats – priserna delas ut under årets I/O om en knapp månad.Några av kategorierna är indiespel, startup, bästa Android Wear-upplevelsen, bästa TV-upplevelsen, VR, AR, bästa apparna för barn, och bästa multiplayer-spelen.De som vill se listan med alla de nominerade apparna kan läsa Googles blogginlägg.
Last May, Honda lost the Nürburgring lap record to Volkswagen.VW didn't get to wear the crown for very long, though.Honda announced that its 2017 Civic Type R has claimed the fastest front-wheel-drive lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.On April 3, Honda's forthcoming hot hatch demolished the current record with a run of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds -- a full 5.41 seconds faster than the previous record holder, the VW GTI Clubsport.Prior to the Clubsport's blast around the 'Ring, Honda held the record with its previous generation Civic Type R. But it needed more to best the 305-horsepower GTI.In European trim, the Civic Type R puts out about 315 horsepower from its 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4.
Then Photoshop took our computers have human eyes become increasingly less credible when it comes to determine whether a picture is true or false, now the canadian company Lyrebird get us to even start to doubt our ears.They have developed a piece of software that in a realistic way can copy a person's voice, and then get the voice to say what the user pleases.This writes The Next Web.According to the company themselves are the only required one minute of recorded reference materials on the voice that you want to copy, but the reference need not include the words that you want to forge.On his Soundcloud page has Lyrebird collected a few examples from its programs, including a sound file with a synthesised version of Donald Trump's voice sounds a little shaky but still realistic.How it sounds you can hear here.
Computers have enjoyed impressive efficiency improvements over the last decade.A few readers might remember how computers powered by Intel’s power-hungry and hot Pentium 4 made many systems feel and sound more like space heaters than PCs.Those days are thankfully over, but noise has not been banished altogether.Grommets, gaskets, and screws may all be involved, and if any of them have grown loose over time, they could be vibrating and making your PC far louder than it’s supposed to be.Check them all, tighten anything that needs to be tightened, and make sure that fans aren’t wobbling or loose.You can even buy mounts that including padding or gel for extra vibration resistance, though that is a step only advanced users will want to take.
Quora is known for being an under-the-radar company.Previous investors Tiger Global, Matrix Partners, and Dustin Moskovitz — one of the cofounders of Facebook — also participated.The fresh capital comes three years after Quora’s last round of $80 million.Founded in 2009, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company has grown steadily over the years, unfazed by the enticing allure of startup stardom.“There’s this media hype a lot of companies in Silicon Valley go for,” said D’Angelo.We’re just really focused on making a good product.”Prior to starting Quora, D’Angelo was the chief technology officer at Facebook — he knew Mark Zuckerberg from their time at the Phillips Exeter Academy.At any point, however, Quora users can choose to switch to another language (Spanish to English or vice versa for now).D’Angelo believes translating Quora helps democratize information online.
By James Strapp, vice president of Global Solutions for the Energy and Utilities Industry, IBMAs we mark this year’s Earth Day, we see greater interest in the use of renewable energy sources.Decreasing energy production costs, increasing public environmental responsibility, and changing incentive policies are prompting more consumers to consider renewable energy sources.Residential solar energy, in particular, is gaining traction around the world.A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) survey of more than 41,000 consumers in six countries found that the major factors influencing the decision to “go solar" include environmental benefits, cost savings, energy independence, and reliability.Through the end of this decade, robust growth is expected across all three market segments of solar power: residential, non-residential, and utilities.Dovetail Solar and Wind company, for example, estimates that it costs about $19,000 to invest in a five kilowatt, roof-mounted solar system for a home in the Midwestern U.S. Our study found that 65% of the respondents expected payback from their residential solar investment within five years.Of the group of respondents in our survey who said they either had installed or intended to install solar equipment, 73% said they plan to do so within the next three years.
Companies are taking security very seriously these days, and biometric authentication is rapidly becoming the standard way to protect our identity.Most of us are used to using a fingerprint for an assortment of verification processes, from unlocking our smartphones, to authenticating entry into buildings, or at passport control at the airport.Soon, you may use your fingerprint to confirm purchases made in stores using a special MasterCard with a biometric reader built in to it.The company has revealed the first card to use the technology — something it has worked on for several years — which has been undergoing tests in South Africa.The way it works is simple, and will be familiar to anyone that has used Apple Pay or another mobile payment system.Put the biometric card into the payment terminal as usual, and keep your finger on the card’s reader.
From San Francisco to New York City, groups of scientists, librarians, researchers and concerned Americans have rushed to preserve federal data and citations that have begun to disappear from government websites.In the city of Rome during the Republic, public access to documents was limited.As historian William Harris has argued, there was an increase in literacy rates in the late second century BCE near to the time of Tiberius Gracchus that may have made the storing and presentation of laws more in-demand.As Cicero found out, there was no formalized procedure for filing each law in a stable archive, though it appears that Roman magistrates called aediles were supposed to maintain a record of plebiscites.Laws could then be manipulated and modified by magistrates or rulers.The Jews in these towns were left with little legal redress to fight this data destruction.
prior to the listing on First North on may 30, take the lund company Terranet 100 million.”We have seen a good demand from all parties and is övertecknade even before we passed out with the offer to the public”, says Terranets chairman of the board Christian Lagerling.Read more: Terranet takes in 25 million and the stock marketTerranet develops a technology to send audio, video, and data between mobile devices without connectivity.the Technology makes it possible to allow mobile devices to communicate without using the sim card or the radio tower, instead of the network infrastructure used other mobile devices as the master.the Technology which is known as the proximal connectivity, närhetsbaserad communication, can be used to distribute film and music in areas that lack connectivity or to allow vehicles and machinery to communicate with each other.
But in november 2016, replacing Google with a translation service, designed with the help of a deep neuronnätverk, a form of artificial intelligence. With the first version of this, we made greater progress than all progress we've made over the last ten years, summed up, says Barak Turovsky, one of Google's executives in the Translate-division.Before used Google a method to translate a phrase – with a strictly limited set of words – at a time.Neuronnätverket studying instead of whole sentences.It learns by continuously trained, with the help of large amounts of data.When Google rolled out the new service, there were only eight languages, but today sees the launch of a further 20, including English.
Nintendo has been in the news a lot lately for its rather wacky decision to cancel the popular NES Classic Edition.Thus far, Nintendo hasn’t given an exact reason for this decision, only saying that the NES Classic was never intended to be a long-running product.Today, though, we’re hearing a rather interesting rumor that could have something to do with the demise of the NES Classic: Nintendo may want to make way for an incoming SNES Classic Edition.While that seems like a no-brainer, sources close to the company have confirmed the existence of an SNES Classic Edition to Eurogamer.Development on this mini console has already begun, and Nintendo is gearing up for a holiday release.Given the success of the NES Classic Edition, releasing an SNES version seems like a logical move.
Any athlete can benefit from the new Cue Sport Sensor, which reduces the risk of concussion across a variety of activities.Contact sports carry a risk of brain injury from both one-time collisions and long-term exposure to repeated impacts.To lessen the risk of serious injury, companies like Athlete Intelligence, formerly i1 Biometrics, are pouring a significant amount of time and effort into developing technology that can monitor an athlete for signs of a concussion.This company already produces a helmet-sensor and a high-tech mouth guard for high-impact sports, and now it has unveiled the Cue Sport Sensor, a sensor small enough to fit on a headband or skullcap, and versatile enough to be used in almost any athletic endeavor.Existing concussion detection technology is focused on helmeted sports like football and hockey, which uses head impact sensors to monitor an athlete’s movements.These sensors, usually mounted on a helmet, send the collected data to a computer platform which parses this information and assess the probability of a concussion.
Spoilers for the 25-year-old Reservoir Dogs movie: I always thought Mr. Orange deserved a better fate than being shot by a random stranger.Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days will help me keep him alive when it hits PC on May 18 (with an Xbox One release later this year).Based on the classic Quentin Tarantino flick, Bloody Days reimagines the events of the film (and adds other game-specific missions) as a top-down shooter with a time-traveling twist from Big Star Games.Using the characters and criminals from the movie, you’ll fight your way through vicious shootouts as you try to complete heists around Los Angeles.Big Star Games is an independent publisher of licensed games, and it’s in Barcelona.It’s targeting hardcore console and PC players with the single-player Bloody Days, an unusual move given how most movie-themed games end up on mobile devices these days.At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, I played an early version of Bloody Days.The Time Rewind mechanic, which moves back time whenever you switch to a different character, was surprisingly fun.It gives the game a layer of strategy and complexity you don’t normally see in top-down shooters.You can read more about how Bloody Days works in my preview.
Netflix has made three Adam Sandler movies so far, and Netflix users love him, to the tune of 5 hours per subscriber.Sandler was the first big movie star to lead the Netflix charge by signing a four-movie deal with the streaming giant, which has now been extended to eight movies.The films have largely been trashed by critics — see the 0% Rotten Tomatoes score for "The Ridiculous 6" and 5% for "The Do-Over" — but have been watched a lot by subscribers.How much?In an earnings letter Monday, Netflix said that since the launch of "The Ridiculous 6" in December 2015, subscribers have "spent more than half a billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler."Netflix said it will cross the 100 million subscriber mark this weekend, so a conservative estimate puts how much Sandler people are watching at 5 hours per subscriber.Admittedly, this is a rough guide.Certain subscribers come and go, so Netflix's total amount of subscribers, since the end of 2015, is likely greater than 100 million.But still, it speaks to the incredible amount of time Netflix users have spent."We continue to be excited by our Sandler relationship and our members continue to be thrilled with his films," Netflix wrote in the letter.
En period under 00-talet hade ryske Eldar Murtazin en makalös förmåga att få tag på Nokia-telefoner innan de presenterats.Murtazin dyker fortfarande sporadiskt upp i den internationella mobilbloggosfären – som nu, när han publicerat bilder på en S8-prototyp.Det intressanta med prototypen är de dubbla bakre kamerorna – något Galaxy S8 saknar.Prototypen har vidare inte en fingeravtrycksläsare intill kameran på bakstycket.Att Galaxy S8 har läsaren där framstår som en nödlösning.Kanske är prototypen från ett skede då Samsung hoppades kunna bygga in fingeravtrycksläsaren i skärmen.
My go to is the shorty awards for great examples of social media use in general.For B2B check out: http://shortyawards.com/category/6th/b2b for last years winners and finalists.
Even though the latest smartphones are choosing to add more onboard storage, many buyers will still require even more space to get quick access to their songs, podcasts, images and videos.Today, Amazon has cut the price of many popular memory products from SanDisk in one of their Gold Box Deals of the Day events.That includes big discounts on its 128 GB and 256 GB microSD cards, which could come in very handy if your smartphone can support those kinds of products.For today only, you can snag the SanDisk Ultra 256 GB MicroSDXC card for just $119.99 via Amazon.That’s a huge $80 discount from its normal $199.99 price tag.If you don’t have that kind of money on hand, but still need to add more storage on your phone, you might be able to afford the 128 GB version of the same SanDisk card.
Kubernetes championing continues with gobble of orchestration specialistMicrosoft has acquired Deis to provide better management tools for containers on the Azure cloud.The San Francisco-based container orchestration specialist said Monday that it would be joining Redmond's ranks, but will continue to operate its existing Workflow, Helm and Steward developer and management tools.Within Microsoft, Deis looks to help the Azure team develop tools for both creating and managing Kubernetes containers."Paired with their cloud leadership and unambiguous support for open-source software, we are impressed by the breadth, depth and reach of Microsoft to help define, shape and build new cloud-native applications," wrote Deis CTO Gabe Monroy."We look forward to making Azure the best place to run containerized workloads."
Merging language capabilities with digital marketing implies a convergence of translation and web/app and email production, and that's where Lionbridge is headed, says Sergio Restrepo, VP of Global Digital Marketing Business Development for Lionbridge.
Google's experiment to court cord-cutters begins now.On Wednesday, Google launched YouTube TV, the live TV video streaming service it announced earlier this year, on iPhone and Android.It costs $35 per month and up to six users can share an account.(However, you can only stream on three devices at the same time.)You also get a one-month free trial and can cancel whenever you want.No contracts.YouTube TV includes over 40 channels with the option to buy premium networks like Showtime.There's also a virtual DVR service with unlimited storage so you can stream shows you've recorded to your device and skip past commercials.Here's a quick overview of the channels you get with YouTube TV:I've only been using YouTube TV for a few days, so this isn't a full, in-depth review.