The folks at HTC have made the SteamVR headset HTC Vive available to customers around the world this week.This update makes the room-scale virtual reality headset available to retail stores now as well - Microsoft Stores, GameStop, and Micro Center locations select locations - wherever said stores might end up appearing, perhaps near you.This June this month we're in right now , the HTC Vive will be available for demo in 100 retail locations throughout North America.Microsoft stores will have 51 locations with demos, while GameStop will have 40.This VR headset is one of four major offerings in the VR universe today.The HTC Vive was designed and executed by a collaboration between HTC and Valve.
Billionaire investor Ron Baron predicted that Tesla Motors Inc. will become one of the biggest companies in the world over the next decade or two, growing twentyfold to a market value of about $700 billion.Baron, chairman and chief executive officer of Baron Capital Management, is one of Tesla's biggest investors.Baron, 73, said there's a "very good chance" he'll own the Tesla stake for 10 to 20 years, expecting returns of $6 billion to $7 billion over that time." Tesla recently sold $1.4 billion in stock to help pay for a massive expansion, preparing for its forthcoming Model 3 release and to boost production to 500,000 vehicles in 2018—an ambitious target that's been widely dismissed by Wall Street.Baron said the stock sale will probably be the last time Tesla needs to raise money for a while, if ever again.He cited Tesla CEO Elon Musk's investments in the company's battery factory and a cutting-edge paint shop as strategic moves that will soon pay off.
But companies that make their money in this fashion -- whether or not they started out that way -- become empowered to do so much more.By starting AdWords around the turn-of-the-millennium, it monetized its powerful search engine, charging brands in exchange for providing relevant ads on search engine results pages.And over the years, Google has reinvested that revenue into new technology that goes well beyond best-in-class search.Buoyed by paid search revenue, the tech giant has developed a suite of products such as Gmail, Google Docs and Android, among others, that help both its B2B customers and the public at large.Google s ad dollars have also gone toward funding so-called moonshots that have even less to do with its core business, including balloon-powered Internet for people who live far away from digital connectivity, disease-prevention research, and robots.But it s also a moneymaker, a spigot that allows smart companies to innovate, whether they re developing a more enjoyable ad experience for consumers or finally getting that flying car off the ground.
The U.S. carrier is putting in its offer during a second round of bidding due Monday, the newspaper reported without citing named sources.LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group While Yahoo still boasts about 1 billion users, putting it among the largest online players in the world, it has serious challenges.It has been losing ground in digital advertising to rivals such as Facebook, Google and Twitter.Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer started a review of the company's options in February after pressure from investors and a failed turnaround.Last month, Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman said Yahoo's strategic review to sell its core business was going well and "well along the way."AdvertisementBidders have included TPG, Verizon, YP Holdings and a consortium led by Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners, people familiar with the matter have said.
Tähänastiset kokemukset Yhdysvalloista ja muualta maailmasta osoittavat, että niin sanottu määrällinen elvytys QE toimii, kun lyhyet markkinakorot ovat jo pohjassa ja tarvitaan lisää tukea talouskasvulle rahapolitiikasta.Näin arvioi amerikkalaisen Global Interdependence Centerin tilaisuudessa Helsingissä maanantaina alustanut Yhdysvaltojen koroista päättävän Federal Reserven avomarkkinakomitean jäsen, Bostonin aluepankin pääjohtaja Eric S. Rosengren.Määrällinen elvytys, quantitative easing eli QE, tarkoittaa sitä, että keskuspankki ostaa valtionlainoja ja muita velkapapereita jälkimarkkinoilla ja kasvattaa voimakkaasti tasettaan.Euroopan keskuspankin talletuskorko on tällä hetkellä -0,4 prosenttia.Viime aikoina ongelmaksi on tullut myös se, että kasvua tukevia rakenneuudistuksia on lykätty populismin paineessa.Siellä keskuspankki Federal Reserve aloitti koronnostot viime joulukuussa kohottamalla Fed Funds -korkoa 0,25 prosenttiyksikköä.
If you ve seen both Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, then you know that the first one sets up a possible relationship between Agent 13 Emily VanCamp and Steve Rogers Chris Evans , and the other just throws that relationship together out of nowhere.Well, Hayley Atwell has weighed in.Of all the weird things from the comics to keep, the Marvel cinematic universe has decided that Captain America s modern day love interest, Sharon, is the niece of his 1940s love interest, Peggy Atwell .I just feel that, you know - I wouldn t want to date my great aunt s guy.It s like, don t touch that.Atwell even made a very timely reference to the current comics version of Steve, adding, She d want the best for her and she d want her dating a good guy.
HmmmSecurity weaknesses in the set-up of Mitsubishi Outlander leave the hybrid car exposed to hack attacks - including the potential for crooks to disable theft alarms.The format is too simple and too short, so PTP was able to use brute force hacking techniques to crack the keys within four days.Much more seriously, PTP white hats were able to disable the £40K car s anti-theft alarm - something that wasn t possible in an earlier pen test against the Nissan Leaf electric car by the same team of security researchers.before going public.Mitsubishi told the security researchers that did not consider it a problem and had no plans to resolve the issues PTP had unearthed.Once all paired devices are unpaired, the Wi-Fi module will effectively go to sleep, Munro explained.
The second season of the detective series Gomorrah continues with the same extremely high standard that was launched two years ago in the season first The feature film Gomorrah in 2006, which was based on a documentary novel by Roberto Saviano, won including the Grand Prix at Cannes and was named the 2009 film of Sound & Vision. Eight years later came the television series of the same name that loosely based on the same environment. The plot is basically two different families and their escalating rivalry that causes many intrigues with brutal consequences on many levels. TV series settles near the film's aesthetics and continues with the qualities in the best way. Five powerful stars.
Swysh is an iPhone app that lets you use simple motion gestures to switch between songs.With Swysh, you can flick your phone to the left or right to switch between songs, or flick it down to play or pause.There s also a pocket mode so you don t accidentally switch between tracks just because you re walking.You can adjust the sensitivity of those gestures, but even still, I occasionally had trouble getting Swysh to recognize movement, usually when I was trying to pause the music.Regardless, while Swysh might sound a little silly, it s actually pretty convenient when you re driving, especially if your car doesn t support controlling your music from the stereo itself.Right now, it only works with the music app, but third-party support is supposedly on the way.
The Manchester-based biz, set up by former Dragon Den's luvvie Piers Linney, revealed in April it was again running out of cash and was seeking to restructure, fundraise or dispose of assets."Outsourcery has received a number of initial offers for its assets, though the potential proceeds from the current proposals would potentially leave no or limited value to equity shareholders."The company board said it was continuing to "carefully evaluate" the offers as well as other options to "strengthen the immediate and long-term financial position."Given the process, audited 2015 results due to be reported to the London Stock Exchange on 30 June have been postponed.Outsourcery sells IaaS, apps and unified comms-as-a-service.Outsourcery had tried to hire Insight UK boss Emma de Sousa, but she decided prior to the start date not to join the company – she would have injected much needed sales nous to the biz.
Damselfish larvae that has ingested microplastic particles Image: Oona M. Lönnstedt European researchers have discovered that larval fish love to gobble-up plastic microbeads, which stunts their growth and makes them more vulnerable to predators.A young perch that has ingested microplastic particles image: Oona M. Lönnstedt To learn how plastic might affect marine animals, a Swedish research team led by Oona M. Lönnstedt exposed fish larvae to varying concentrations of microplastic namely polystyrene in aquariums.Eggs exposed to microplastics decreased hatching success by about 15 percent.Those who did emerge were smaller, slower, and more stupid, than those that hatched in clean water, noted Lönnstedt in a BBC article.Disturbingly, the researchers discovered that the presence of the plastic also changed the food preferences of the exposed fish.This is the first time an animal has been found to preferentially feed on plastic particles and is cause for concern, noted Peter Eklöv, the co-author of the study.
Today Facebook sent an alert to users telling them Thanks for using Notify.We re transitioning parts of Notify into other Facebook products, and the app will no longer be supported.With more than 900 million people using Messenger each month, we think there is a great opportunity for publishers to reach even more people interested in real-time updates from their favorite sources.I ve written about how bots could dehumanize Messenger by overrunning the chat app and sending you unwanted spam that makes you less likely to open the app or messages from friends.Notify s granular alerts could keep chatbot noise down while giving you only relevant information.With Facebook saying over 10,000 developers are already building chatbots for Messenger, a more organized discovery tool could come in handy.
Harva hyödyntää edunvalvontavakuutusta, joka tuo turvaa omaisuudelle muistisairauden varalta.Suomen väestö vanhenee ennätysnopeasti ja muistisairaiden määrän ennustetaan yli kaksinkertaistuvan 20 vuodessa.Vuonna 2007 voimaan tullutta mahdollisuutta laatia edunvalvontavaltuutus on siis hyödyntänyt vain noin 10 prosenttia täysi-ikäisistä edunvalvottavista.Edunvalvontavaltuutus on tapa määritellä, kuinka haluaa omaisuuttaan käytettävän siinä tilanteessa, että on itse kykenemätön huolehtimaan käytännön asioista.Valtuuttaja voi esimerkiksi päättää omaisuudelleen haluamansa sijoitushorisontin, ja, että varallisuudesta tietty osuus on käytettävä hänen hyvinvointiinsa tai harrastuksiinsa.Valtuutus tehdään kirjallisena muotovaatimuksia noudattaen, mutta se astuu voimaan vasta saatuaan maistraatin vahvistuksen.
That's why flight attendants are getting a new level of training for international flights, which he says will filter down to the domestic trips some also take.Advertisement"It's a never-ending battle," Munoz says, acknowledging that U has a history of testy relations with its unions.United involved flight attendants early on in the design of Polaris, a move Munoz hopes will encourage them to gladly take on the additional work such as offering three sets of wine instead of just one.Munoz was named CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc. last fall but took medial leave in October after suffering a heart attack just six weeks into the job.Since then, Munoz has been flying around the country visiting employees and key clients.Munoz says he tours enough planes on the ground and sees employees in action and that the flight restriction will be lifted in a few weeks.
Preview: The Inspiron 13 5000 is another rock solid hybrid laptop from Dell.We go hands on at Computex.Dell has been making Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops for several years, and they re often overshadowed by their more powerful bigger Inspiron brothers.There was a reasonable amount of key travel and while the keys weren t particularly grippy, I was able to get up to speed with accurate typing very quickly.The screen is a Full HD panel, and while it won t set the world alight with its performance, it s nice and bright and looks sharp, which is about all you can ask for from a sub-£600 device.Inside, there ll be a variety of storage options including high-capacity hard disks and SSDs; the model I was using had a hard disk but it still felt suitably snappy.
The move is the U.S. technology giant s latest step to raise fresh funds for dividend payments and share buybacks, the person said.While Apple is sitting on a huge cash pile of $233 billion as of March, about 90% of those cash holdings are held abroad.Instead of repatriating its overseas earnings—which would be taxed if brought back to the U.S.—Apple has typically been using the proceeds from debt sales to help fund its share buybacks and dividends, according to the person.In addition to the two markets, the company is also considering issuing bonds in Japan and Singapore, the person added.The company has already sold bonds in euros, yen and Swiss francs, among other currencies.Apple has said it is now planning to return $250 billion in cash to shareholders by the end of March 2018, up from its prior plan to return $200 billion by March 2017.
Kuva: Alexander Demianchuk / ReutersVenäjä ei ole sakottanut Googlea Androidista ja on taas siirtänyt takarajaa tuonnemmas.Uutistoimisto Reutersin mukaan sakkoja ei ole vieläkään määrätty.Tiistaina viranomainen kertoi lykänneensä jälleen sakkopäätöstä Googlen pyynnöstä.Sakoista on kuitenkin määrä keskustella hyvin läheisessä tulevaisuudessa, viranomainen tähdensi Reutersille.Kilpailuviranomainen FAS päätti lokakuussa, että Google on rikkonut lakia vaatiessaan joidenkin sovellusten esiasennusta Androidia ajaviin mobiililaitteisiin.Sen jälkeen myös EU on nostanut samankaltaisen syytteen Googlea vastaan Android-käyttöjärjestelmästä.
TBWA:n digipäällikkö Juuso Myllyrinne siirtyy peliyhtiön palvelukseen.Radioalalla, Nokialla ja TBWA:lla toiminut Juuso Myllyrinne siirtyy peliyhtiö Wargamingin kansainväliseksi markkinointijohtajaksi.Wargaming on tunnettu muun muassa World of Tanks -pelistään."On aika tappaa isompi karhu", hän kommentoi Kauppalehdelle.Myllyrinne toimi yli kuusi vuotta TBWA:lla muun muassa digi- ja strategiapäällikkönä.
After a great deal of research, we discovered that no system on the market could accurately detect the onset of a seizure in Tom.Using this information, we decided to develop PulseGuard , a monitor that would detect Tom's heart rate and transmit it wirelessly to a device monitoring and providing an alarm if Tom's heart rate increased or decreased, so that we would not only be alerted if Tom was having a seizure, but also be given peace of mind in early detection of the onset of SUDEP sudden unexpected death in epilepsy , and give him the best chance of survival.It was this heart-wrenching event that caused us to reconsider.Be it a standalone pager that a parent could use, a red button system in a nursing home or hospital, to an assisted living telecare service that will alert a central station when PulseGuard is activated so help can be provided.From launch, we've gone from zero sales to averaging 20 per month, and from individual sales to parents, for example, to county council and telecare providers.External Links:WebsiteFacebookTwitter @PulseGuard PulseGuard BlogHuffPost UK Tech is running a two-week focus on our Tech For Good campaign, which aims to highlight the technology that is driving social change and making a positive, long-lasting difference to our world.
Photo: REUTERS / Umit Bektas Windows Defender is a point more active in Windows 10, if the user so wishes. Windows 10 learn to make periodic virus scans on your computer as part of the end of July high Anniversary Update, Microsoft says in his blog. Operating your own virus protection, Windows Defender tends to make these Limited Periodic Scanning check within such time as not to interfere, for example, plays for computer users. If the Defender is not the default Windows virus scanner, is also not limited Periodic Scanning activated automatically, but the user must individually put it on. According to Microsoft, is designed to provide the user with an additional line of defense in the event that the user päätorjunta deceive and malware's over. in the light of history, it is unclear how effectively Windows Defender will actually detect such malware that others go unnoticed.