You might want to sit down, because this could come as a surprise: Comcast is doing something bad.According to the American Cable Association, Comcast has been using its ownership of “must-have” programming, like NBC regional Sports channels, to quash the spread of so-called “skinny” cable bundles from other cable companies.In other words, Comcast is accused of abusing its position as a content owner to kill competition in the home cable market.That might sound like the kind of grossly anti-competitive behavior that regulators should be vigorously cracking down on, but if you still believe that, you’re probably new here.The American Cable Association, an organization representing 800 small cable companies nationwide, make the comments as a response to an FCC request for comments on the 19th “Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming.”According to the ACA, Comcast is forcing small cable companies to bundle NBC Sports into any cable package that reaches more than 15% of a customer’s user base.
Huawei has just announced a Porsche Design variant of its latest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro.Loaded up with an 18:9 screen and a 4,000mAh battery, the Mate 10 Pro is already an impressive smartphone, so what can the luxury Porsche Design branding add to the mix?As with the Mate 9 Porsche Design, Porsche’s Mate 10 Pro swaps out the default colour-scheme for a deep black version.In-hand, it feels identical to the standard Mate 10 Pro, looks sleeker and has a tendency to attract a few more fingerprints.A 6-inch 18:9 screen, curved glass back and fingerprint scanner all combine to produce a very handsome, rich-feeling smartphone.Loaded up with a vertical strip and the Porsche Design logo at the back, there’s no mistaking this thing for the vanilla version.
“We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like,” said Axel Reitzig, a program director at the district’s Innovation Center.And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.The project that has caused the biggest splash in the district came from the Innovation Center’s aquatic robotics team.“We were just four guys, we really didn’t know anything about it.” (Today the group has swelled to 13 members and includes girls.)“But classroom walls are becoming a lot more permeable,” she said, citing examples in which a group of students in Georgia earned a patent for work they completed in school and seven districts in Iowa teamed up to help students spend part of their school days working for local companies.“The desire to do this causes some really interesting conversations between schools and project partners,” Boss said.
Suunnitelmien mukaan kaikki palkkatiedot näkyvät järjestelmässä 2019 alusta ja Kelan ja muiden tahojen maksamat etuudet vuoden 2020 alusta lähtien, kertoo Tivi.Hankejohtaja Terhi Holmström Verohallinnosta kertoo Tivin haastattelussa ohjelmistohankkeen edistyvän aikataulun mukaisesti.Kesäkuussa julkaistiin ensimmäisen käyttöönoton rajapintakuvaukset ja tässä kuussa on luvassa rajapintojen testaamista koskevan sidosryhmätestaussuunnitelman julkaiseminen.Hallitus teki esityksen tulorekisteriä koskevasta lainsäädännöstä 5. lokakuuta.Sen on määrä tulla voimaan 2019 alusta lähtien.Hankkeen kokonaiskustannus 15 vuoden sopimusajalle on arviolta 90 miljoonaa euroa.
The asteroid that came “damn close” to slamming into the Earth this week could cause utter devastation several decades down the road, and scientists can’t rule out an eventual collision.The rock, known as 2012 TC4, came within a cosmic hair of our planet just a couple of days ago, slipping by at a distance of just over 27,000 miles, but future safe passes are anything but certain.TC4 came so close to Earth this time around that it was nearly within the orbit of many of our satellites, and just a fraction of the distance between Earth and the Moon.Based on current models forecasting its path, the rock will perform another near-miss in 2050, and we should be safe for that event, but its return in 2079 is giving scientists a reason to worry.“We know today that it will also not hit the Earth in the year 2050,” Rudiger Jehn of the Eurpean Space Agency explains.“But the close flyby in 2050 might deflect the asteroid such that it could hit the Earth in the year 2079.”
When I was growing up in the 90s the concept of consumption and the definition of “energy efficient” was very different to what it is today.Halogen light bulbs were considered the saviours of planet Earth and my father was always quick to remind me to turn off the lights when I left a room.However, what it means to be environmentally aware in the modern world is vastly different.We are now being told that these little changes are not enough, and that we should all band together and make significant alterations to our lifestyles — many of which come at a steep cost — to ensure the longevity of our planet and species.Fortunately, we (at least the majority of us) haven’t ignored the facts and stats.Despite Mr. Trump’s outlandish claims that global warming is a Chinese conspiracy designed to upset America’s economy, most of us will agree and accept that changes MUST be made.
Who could ever forget Cupertino's chief design officer Jony Ive describing the iPhone 5C as "beautifully, unapologetically plastic"?Yet here comes Microsoft with an utterly glorious collection of pretentious dialogue to describe its creation of a color called Aqua for its Surface Pro accessories.Yes, it's exactly the sort of aquamarine-ish, turquoise-ish color you'd expect.But not as far as lead Surface designer Quan Jasinski is concerned.Now that doesn't sound like Bill Gates's Microsoft, does it?Jasinski, though, continued: "We are consistently inspired by everything around us varying from consumer behavior, cultures merging, nature, architecture, art, science, fashion, sports, and the list goes on."
Before this landstingslokaler has become an experience center for the vr-buffs.What: Mission IX – new vr arcade in Street 44, at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm.a few ago, the doors to Sweden's first vr-hall.With the name of the Mission to IX has a bunch of vr-entrepreneurs transformed old landstingslokaler of approximately 750 square feet to an experience center where visitors can play the advanced (and scary) vr games.the Centre will also stimulate the development of vr services and increase the attractiveness to be a vr gamer.
It’s going to the area just outside Disneyland — Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Disney Springs (next to Disney World in Orlando).As we noted in August, Lucasfilm has been working with VR startup The Void on a huge, room-wide virtual reality experience called “Secrets of the Empire” that would exist only at various dedicated locations.As the trailer shows, you and your team of three others will suit up in The Void’s standalone VR rig (a backpack and headset) and go undercover as Stormtroopers in search of — what else?— “Imperial intelligence.” It seems to be set around the same time as Rogue One; K-2SO is there, and everything down to the name mentions “The Empire” rather than the “First Order” baddies found in the later-era flicks.By mapping VR to a physical space, The Void is able to build a big ol’ sprawling walk-around environment.They know where every wall and doorway is in the real world and can build the VR world accordingly; add in the fact that each player’s VR rig is self-contained in a backpack — rather than tethered to a PC tower on the floor — and The Void can go beyond the normal safety bubble (read: small area free of things to trip over) required for VR.
Welcome to The Drum's US Creative Works in partnership with Workfront.This section is dedicated to showing the best creative work in North and South America and gives our readers the chance to decide which work we feature as our 'Creative Work of the Week.’For project information, credits, and more, click on the project to expand to full screen.To submit work for our US Creative Works section, fill out this online form.To vote for your favorite, make sure you click on the stars.The winner will be chosen based on the average rating and the number of votes cast.
It may not seem like so much time has passed, but the venerable Tamagotchi turns 20 this year (in the US, that is), and to mark the occasion Bandai Namco will release a special miniature version of the gizmo.Only limited quantities of the device will be made available, an annoying trend mirroring things like the NES Classic and McDonald’s special dipping sauce.Bandai didn’t specify just how limited of quantities it will have of these six Tamagotchi models, so it is possible there will be enough to avoid a mad rush on the device.Still, it is likely we’ll see some individuals attempting to buy large quantities to resell on eBay at ridiculously marked up prices, so don’t delay in getting one if you want it.The release will take place on November 5, at which point buyers in the U.S. will be able to choose between six different shell designs, including orange, white, aqua blue, clear blue, sky blue, and a red/blue option.All six have the classic pixelated LCD display — an especially tiny one — and present a little creature that needs to be taken care of to prevent death.
Will 2018 be the year Chrome OS devices emerge as mainstream computers in the corporate world?Microsoft Windows is predicted to represent 85% of worldwide PC shipments next year, with macOS at 8% and Chrome at 6%, according to IDC.But consider this: In 2017, 5.5% of all PCs sold will be Chrome OS devices, according to IDC analyst Linn Huang.This marks the first time a third operating system has joined Windows and macOS in crossing the 5% threshold in PC shipments since IDC started tracking that data in 1995.You’ve got lots of Chrome choicesThere’s a growing selection of Chrome devices available across a broad range of styles, including convertible tablets/laptops, touchscreen and non-touchscreen devices, laptops and desktops, models geared for businesses and others aimed at consumers, and devices designed for meetings.
Automationsbranschen behöver nytänkande för att utveckla svensk industri.Och varje år arrangeras Automation Student där bästa examensarbetet inom automationsområdet premieras.– Vi vill gärna uppmärksamma det goda arbetet som läggs ner för att utveckla och förbättra industrin, säger Catarina Berglund, processledare på Automation Region, som ligger bakom tävlingen tillsammans med branschorganisationen Svensk Automation och automationsmässan Scanautomatic & Processteknik.Priset delas ut vid konferensen Automation Summit på torsdag.Två lag från Chalmers och ett lag från KTH har tagit sig till final i 2017 års studenttävling.Chalmersstudenterna Matilda Anulf och Yvette Kroon har genomfört sitt examensarbete på företaget GKN Aerospace som tillverkar avancerade komponenter för flyg- och rymdindustrin.
If you're a big fan of Stephen King, your arcane knowledge of the people, places and supernatural events that appear in his stories will finally pay off.King has teamed up with executive producer J.J. Abrams again for a TV series that will link some of his iconic characters and horrifying events to the mysterious locale of Castle Rock, Maine.In the new trailer that landed Sunday, we get more hints at what's to come in the upcoming anthology series "Castle Rock," debuting on Hulu in 2018.Plenty of cryptic moments fill the new trailer including a missing child poster, a piano fallen through a floor, a burning VHS tape, a funeral procession, a waving mascot standing on a rooftop... the list goes on.The prison from "The Shawshank Redemption" also turns up a few times in the trailer with scenes of a possible prison execution via lethal injection, prison inmates lining up for cell inspection, and an official Shawshank Penitentiary car sinking into a lake.There are new faces like André Holland as Henry Deaver, Melanie Lynskey as Molly Strand, and a few familiar faces too like Sissy Spacek who previously portrayed the telekinetic Carrie, but now portrays Ruth Deaver.
As innovative technologies reshaped our lives, ambitious founders became the icons of the age.If you’re unfamiliar with the term, intrapreneurship is similar to entrepreneurship except it occurs inside an existing company.They allow companies to leverage their best and brightest thinkers, and they offer talented workers autonomy over their careers.Check out VB Summit on October 23-24 in Berkeley, a high-level, invite-only AI event for business leaders.As AI transforms workplaces and employees’ roles within their organizations, it could also give rise to a more entrepreneurially-minded workforce.Leave the grunt work to AI
The day news broke that a Google employee had written a 10-page document trashing diversity efforts and suggesting women are biologically unsuited to work in the industry, she was at Juniper, virtually across the street from Google's Sunnyvale campus, trying to make sense of it all.The summer had been great so far.Over three days at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, women at all career stages gather to listen to speakers, attend sessions, network, look for jobs, or just be reminded that even if they're the only woman on their team at work, they're definitely not the only woman in the industry.A 2016 report from IT consulting firm Accenture found that by missing out on tech gigs, women could be missing out on nearly $299 billion in economic opportunity by 2025.Companies handed out swag and set up igloos, tiki huts and brightly colored signs to draw job seekers toward recruiters.They know they could end up sitting near the writer of the next anti-diversity document.
The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a surprise birthday celebration.You will hear her thoughts about what she is experiencing and how it is affecting her, and share the sensory overload that leads to a meltdown (an intense response to an overwhelming situation).The drama provides viewers with a powerful first-person perspective on the challenges that social situations may present to someone on the autism spectrum.Autism affects more than one in 100 people in the UK.Compared with autistic males, females on the autism spectrum are more likely to go unrecognised and unsupported, often with severe consequences for their wellbeing and mental health.This is partly because the diagnostic conventions are biased towards males, meaning they are insensitive to more female-typical autism presentations.
An anonymous reader shares a report: Toymaker Mattel has shelved plans to build an "all-in-one voice-controlled smart baby monitor," after complaints about the device were raised by privacy advocates and child psychologists.According to a report from The Washington Post, the company said in a statement that the device, named Aristotle, did not "fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy" and would not be "[brought] to the marketplace."Aristotle was unveiled back in January this year by Mattel's Nabi brand.It combined the smart speaker and digital assistant functionality of Amazon's Echo with a connected camera that acted as a baby monitor.But the Aristotle was intended to be a much more active presence in children's lives than an Echo speaker, with Mattel claiming it would read them bedtime stories, soothe them if they cried in the night, and even teach them their ABCs.A petition asking Mattel not to release the Aristotle gained more than 15,000 signatories.
Most of us never consider the durability of our electronic devices outside of their ability to withstand a splash of water or what will happen if we drop them on the sidewalk.But some expect more from their gadgets, which is why SanDisk has introduced a new line of SD and microSD cards that are built to withstand extreme temperatures.Applications of the new industrial SD cards (first noticed by AnandTech on Wednesday) include surveillance cameras, drones, factory automation and other use cases where unusual climate could come into play.SanDisk has announced three different sets of industrial cards.First up are the standard SD cards, with capacities ranging from 8 – 64GB and can operating temperatures as low as -25 C (-13 F) and as high as 85 C (176 F).There are also industrial microSD cards, which feature the same operating temperature, but go up to 128GB.
If you’ve got a few hundred dollars to spend on a backpack, there are now plenty of premium options out there to suit a variety of needs and styles.Huru, a new brand that’s making its debut with a Kickstarter campaign, is adding its own creation to the mix, and it’s certainly a compelling one.I filled it with essentials for a two-week trip to China to see if it’s worth $300; here’s what I learned.Let’s start with the basics: there’s a large central compartment that you can open like a suitcase, as well as a protected section within for documents.On the front are two pockets, the one up top (near the buckle) being large enough to store plenty of tech accessories like travel adaptors, battery packs and external hard drives; the lower pocket is slimmer and can hold things like a notepad and boarding passes.I also frequently had trouble getting my 15-inch Dell Inspiron 7548 in and out of there at airport security checks, which meant that I’d always have to take my backpack off to the side to repack.