Hudson Yards is the complete opposite of a “retail apocalypse,” considering the $25 billion poured into the project.Retailers, from the likes of Neiman Marcus to digitally native brands like men’s basics direct-to-consumer brand Mack Weldon, arrived at Hudson Yards ready to reach and chat with whoever ends up coming to the area.Business Insider called the 28-acre Hudson Yards the country’s “most expensive real estate development.” The project has included rezoning, a train line extension and a 150-foot walkable structure called the Vessel.It’s still hard to tell who exactly will make the trek over to Hudson Yards to shop at stores like Sephora, Madewell or Kate Spade, but brands like Mack Weldon and 3den are betting on it.“It really has this concentration of many demographics before you even start looking elsewhere and that was really attractive to us,” said Ben Silver, founder and CEO of 3den, a co-working space that offers showers, private phone booths and nap pods.As part of the Hudson Yards opening, the company is also offering an exclusive membership to residents and tenants in the area.
Season 1 has officially arrived in Apex Legends, and alongside it is a rather hefty patch.Not only does this patch add the season 1 Battle Pass to the game, but it also adds the new Octane Legend.It has a cooldown of 90 seconds, so with an Ultimate Accelerant or two, it could be a rather useful map traversal tool.Octane’s passive sounds particularly powerful.His tactical ability, Stim, plays into that, as it allows him to move 30% faster for six seconds at the cost of some health.It also gives him some resistance to attacks that slow him down, such as Arc Stars or heavy ammo shots.
The University of Luxembourg and the European rocket manufacturer ArianeGroup have signed a collaboration agreement to advance research in the area of rocket propulsion.Cryogenic propellants such as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen are widely used in space propulsion systems because they are more efficient and less toxic than other propellants.These fuels need to be stored at extremely low temperatures in order to maintain their liquid state.The rocket engine, its valves and feeding lines must however be able to operate properly when in direct contact with the extremely cold fuels.After the valve has completely cooled down, it can be safely opened and the propellants are supplied to the engine for ignition."There are currently no accurate models to predict this cryogenic heat transfer process.
A £2.4 million engineering research facility will seek to speed the development of materials and structures for tidal energy, transport and other industries.It will be built by the University of Edinburgh and commercial partner Babcock International at Rosyth in Fife, Scotland.Engineering researchers will use an efficient hydraulic technology - developed by University spin-off company Artemis Intelligent Power - which enables structures to be tested significantly faster and using less energy compared with existing technologies.FASTBLADE's first clients will include tidal stream developers.Tidal blades made of composite materials need to be designed to withstand high fatigue loads in harsh ocean conditions for up to 20 years.FASTBLADE will help fulfil the University's commitments as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, which includes targets to help improve digital skills across the whole of the region.
Can tokamak fusion facilities, the most widely used devices for harvesting on Earth the fusion reactions that power the sun and stars, be developed more quickly to produce safe, clean, and virtually limitless energy for generating electricity?Physicist Jon Menard of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has examined that question in a detailed look at the concept of a compact tokamak equipped with high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets.Such magnets can produce higher magnetic fields - necessary to produce and sustain fusion reactions - than would otherwise be possible in a compact facility.Menard first presented the paper, now published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, to a Royal Society workshop in London that explored accelerating the development of tokamak-produced fusion power with compact tokamaks.The findings are "very significant," said Steve Cowley, director of PPPL.Cowley noted that "Jon's arguments in this and the previous paper have been very influential in the recent National Academies of Sciences report," which calls for a U.S. program to develop a compact fusion pilot plant to generate electricity at the lowest possible cost.
HP was one of the many companies that built a VR headset for the Windows Mixed Reality platform which launched back in 2017.Microsoft provided a SteamVR-compatible software platform, controller design, and inside-out, six-axis, positional-tracking technology; hardware companies like HP provided the rest, greatly reducing the price of PC-attached virtual reality.The headset will have a near-identical consumer version, but HP's focus is very much on the pro unit, because that's where the company has seen the most solid uptake of VR tech.The big VR win isn't gaming or any other consumer applications: it's visualization, for fields such as engineering, architecture, and education, and entertainment, combining VR headsets with motion-actuated seating to build virtual rides.The company has also found that novelty items such as its VR backpack have also found a role in the corporate space, with companies using them to allow free movement around virtual worlds and objects.Their demands were pretty uniform, and in many ways consistent with consumer demands too, with the big ones being more resolution and more comfort.
ZTE has produced concepts for the upcoming ZTE Axon V and Axon S, and the images show both smartphones have novel camera locations that we haven’t seen before.The images, submitted by ZTE to the IF World Design Guide awards in the Design Excellence category, show the Axon V and Axon S (as well as other ZTE handsets like the Axon M and the Blade 9) in all their glory, and we can see the bizarre camera placement in great detail.What 5G phones are we expecting to see?The Axon S, a sliding phone ZTE has planned for later this year, is shown to slide sideways, instead of upwards like previous sliding phones.The concepts show the phone in this open state and reveals a tri-lens camera setup, which the image description states totals 48MP and supports 5x optical zoom.The concept description also mentions that the phone will have a 95% screen-to-body ratio, with the display housing an in-screen fingerprint sensor and 3D camera.
“Even if this type of action were to become legal, most organizations are too optimistic about their abilities to target the correct intruder.”At the recent RAS Conference in San Francisco several discussions took place around the topic of cyberattacks from nation state actors, a survey conducted at the conference found that 87 percent of security professionals believe the world is currently in the midst of a cyber war.This is according to Utah-based cybersecurity company Venafi who surveyed over 500 RSA Conference attendees.Over 70 percent of attendees surveyed believe that nation states should be able to fight back or ‘hack back’.This would involve the systematic targeting of cybercriminals in sovereign countries.Kevin Bocek, VP of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi commented in a release that: “It’s clear that security professionals feel under siege.
A hacker by the name of Gnosticplayers is trying to sell more than 26 million user records on the dark web in exchange for $5,000 worth of Bitcoin (1.2431 BTC).This is the fourth data dump posted on Dream Market – an online darknet marketplace founded in late 2013 – by the hacker, who previously put up more than 840 million user records since mid-February.The new data dump includes files from six new companies including Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak, which as of last year had more than 50 million users and processed half a million transactions per day.Other affected businesses include GameSalad, a game development platform; Estante Virtual, a Brazilian book store; Coubic, an online task manager, Notebook app LifeBear; and YouthManual, an Indonesian student career site.Coubic told ZDNet it was looking into the breach.LifeBear said “most likely” its servers were hacked, but added it was still investigating.
What happened: Bytedance has reportedly formed an internal platform to provide support for its live-streaming business, media outlet 36Kr reported, quoting several people familiar with the matter.Referred to as the live-streaming “big middle platform”, or dazhongtai in Chinese, it combines the technical and operations teams for live-streaming services from three of Bytedance’s video apps: Douyin, Xigua Video, and Huoshan.It is intended to systematize and unify repeatable processes to increase the efficiency of the company’s live-streaming business.Why it’s important: The formation of the platform could mean Bytedance is no longer just treating livestreaming as an additional feature to its short video apps but as more an important business.Prior to the new platform for livestreaming, Bytedance established one that helps Douyin and Jinri Toutiao with user acquisition and retention.With livestreaming being a different business to short videos, Bytedance requires a different supporting platform to speed up its expansion in the livestreaming segment without drastically driving up costs.
I’m always concerned about how enterprises pick their cloud technology configuration.It’s easy to pick virtual platforms from a menu of hundreds of configurations that include memory, storage, CPUs, I/O, and networking.Enter the new cloud-selection systems.A few new entries to the market promise to remove the guesswork when it’s time to pick a cloud configuration that’s right for specific use cases, industries, and application types.They also tout the ability to analyze existing on-premises systems and determine the proper equivalents in the cloud.| Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton repeated a long-held conspiracy theory during a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston last week.The Formula One star asked astronaut Doug Hurley about the moon landing hoax, Jalopnik reported.“I guess it’s a touchy point, but the big question is ... there’s the theories that you didn’t land on the moon.So... why would people have that theory?” Hamilton asked, while standing in the mockup of the ISS, according to the report.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I've always maintained that it would've been harder to fake it and hide it," Hurley responded.
Google Pay (earlier named Tez) has recently rolled out the ability to book train tickets in India straight from the app – both on iOS and Android.The money will be deducted directly from your bank account, so you won’t need any additional apps for train booking.Before we tell you how you can book a train ticket, make sure that you have a working IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) account.If you don’t, you can create one during the booking process or sign up here.Open Google Pay app on your phone, scroll down to the Business section, and tap on the Trains icon.Tap on Book Train Tickets.
Keen to expand the usability of its recently revamped robot dog, Sony has just introduced a new “Aibo Patrol” feature as part of its latest software update.Rather, it’s a bit of new functionality that might help bring an end to that internal dialogue you’ve been having over whether you should’ve spent $2,900 on a plastic, computer-powered pup.Well, Sony describes it as “a new service built on the concept of ‘securitainment’ (security and entertainment), which provides peace of mind in addition to the everyday fun of living with Aibo.”Apparently the clue is in the name, as Sony says the new feature will let you use the My Aibo app to create a “person-of-interest registry” containing the faces and names of up to 10 people.While you may initially be minded to input the current roster of rogues populating the FBI’s most wanted list, be aware that the chances of any of these people entering your home are really rather small.In that case, you’ll be better off entering the faces of family and friends, or whoever frequents your living space on a regular basis.
Grab will offer payments tech, microloans, and micro-insurance to small businesses as a single package called Grow With Grab.Speaking at the Money 20/20 conference in Singapore today, Reuben Lai, senior managing director of the ride-hailing company’s Grab Financial unit, said that the suite will be customizable according to clients’ needs.Grab Financial was launched at the same event last year, at which it unveiled partnerships with Japanese consumer finance provider Credit Saison and Swiss insurer Chubb.Support quality journalism and content.This content is exclusive to subscribers.Stay close to innovation in Asia by subscribing at just $0.27 per day.
9to5Google reports that Google is working on cheaper versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets from last year, with some compromises to bring down the price – but with most of the good stuff from the 2018 flagship.That’s great news for folks like me who are interested in a compact phone that doesn’t cost the earth.I’ve been using and reviewing large Android phones for the past few years, and I’m growing tired of it – I don’t particularly care for the additional screen real estate, and I hate not being able to use them comfortably with one hand.I’m particularly keen on what’s being called the Pixel 3a.The smaller of the two devices is expected to feature a 5.6-inch OLED display, a mid-range Snapdragon 670 processor (a step down from the faster 845 chip), 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage like the original, a 12-megapixel rear camera that performs as well as the one on the Pixel 3, and an 8-megapixel wide-angle front camera.It’s also slated to support 18W fast charging via USB-C for its 3,000mAh battery, and should come in at a couple of hundred dollars less than the current model, which has been discounted to $600.
Since Apple first unveiled the Series 4, the price for one has pretty much held fast.The high cost of the newest Apple Watch has steered more than a few folks toward the more affordable Series 3 and Series 1, but it looks as if that price has finally begun to drop.Amazon just discounted the Apple Watch Series 4 by $15, which is less than it would cost from the Apple website.Though the Series 4 is still fairly expensive at $384, this is the first time we’ve ever seen the 40mm version drop anywhere below $399.So if you’ve been thinking about picking up one of these popular wearables for yourself, these deals make it a pretty good time to do so.There are a few things to consider when deciding which generation of Apple Watch to buy.
It seems that Samsung is back to its old ways of flooding the smartphone market with every variation possible.This time, it’s using its Galaxy A series as a test bed for different styles and technologies, perhaps seeing which ones will resonate with customers.It has just announced A Galaxy Event next month for what is believed to be the Galaxy A90.It may not be alone, though, as renders for a certain Galaxy A40 have popped up, though not with glad tidings.The Galaxy A40 is as traditional as a mid-range phone can be these days.And, yes, that means it does have a notch, though only a waterdrop one.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it was stunned to learn that Tesla CEO ELon Musk hasn't sought pre-approval for any of his tweets about the car maker before the agency's contempt motion last month.The SEC was responding to a filing last week by Musk's lawyers defending tweets he made about Tesla's production estimates.An agreement struck last September between Musk and the SEC forbade the CEO from using social media to divulge information that would be considered material to investors or Tesla without having gotten prior approval."The pre-approval requirement was designed to protect against reckless conduct by Musk going forward," SEC lawyers wrote in a filing Monday (see below)."It is therefore stunning to learn that, at the time of filing of the instant motion, Musk had not sought pre-approval for a single one of the numerous tweets about Tesla he published in the months since the Court-ordered pre-approval policy went into effect."The SEC's filing goes on to call Musk's interpretation of the settlement agreement "inconsistent with the plain terms of this Court's order and renders its preapproval requirement meaningless."
SAN FRANCISCO—Activision has taken the wraps off its first major Call of Duty video game for smartphones.The title is simple enough: Call of Duty Mobile.The online, multiplayer-only game will arrive later this year, but neither Activision nor any of its Western CoD-focused studios will lead the game's development.Instead, dev duties will be handled by Tencent, one of China's leading mobile-game publishing houses.(Activision did not clarify any particular studio taking the lead within Tencent on this game.)Call of Duty Mobile was unveiled at today's Unity keynote presentation as part of the 2019 Game Developer Conference, because it has been built in the Unity Engine.