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Whether it s the Google Pixel or the Samsung Galaxy S7, companies are betting that the future of virtual reality will be ushered in by your mobile device.Now, you can add Asus to that list.The company just announced a new smartphone at CES that takes an adventurous and somewhat experimental leap into the world of mixed and virtual reality — and it actually looks pretty useful.The Asus ZenFone AR is a new breed of smartphone that s jam-packed with virtual reality VR and augmented reality AR technology.It leans heavily on Google s Tango and Daydream software to accomplish its grand ambitions, and it also happens to use a powerful new processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 that is specifically optimized for this type of thing.The 5.7-inch ZenFone AR is only the second device ever to include Google Tango formerly known as Project Tango that is essentially a 3D-mapping technology.
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They re either deep explorations of the familiar—STEREO s focus on the sun, the International Space Station s study of what microgravity does to the human body—or a trip to some crazy place no one has ever seen before.But still, any strange, distant object the agency targets will likely hold some clue about the origins of life.Humans are spacefaring narcissists that way.NASA s newly announced Lucy and Psyche missions fall squarely into the second category.The robotic missions, planned to launch in 2021 and 2023 respectively, are set to target mysterious, unstudied asteroids.Lucy will follow NASA s Juno mission out to Jupiter to study the Trojan asteroids orbiting with the gas giant, and Psyche will visit an odd metal asteroid, 16 Psyche, in the main asteroid belt—the only object of its kind in our solar system.
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Just when you thought wearables were dead, Plume Labs is coming up with an interesting wearable device focused on tracking pollution around you.The Flow tracker works both inside and outside and could be particularly useful if you live in a polluted city.It tracks particulate matter PM2.5 , nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds VOCs , temperature and humidity.You can clip it to your bag, bike or stroller.It has a tiny leather strap and looks nice.On the device itself, you can find a touch button and 12 color LEDs to tell you the pollution status of the last 12 hours without having to look at your phone.
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Fiat Chrysler unveiled a new minivan concept designed specifically for millennials at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday.The vehicle, shown at FCA's very first CES press conference, is meant to appeal to tech-savvy millennials looking to start a family.Scroll down for a detailed breakdown of the brand new minivan concept, called the Portal: View As:
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According to Business Korea, citing a partner of Samsung will be the manufacturer to bet on 4K resolution for the Galaxy Note 8, or whatever the device now for the name.Samsung is said to once again use the 1440p for the Galaxy S series but take the step up to 4K with the next Note.the Reason is said to be virtual reality, and a new Gear VR headset.Higher resolution than 1440p should not be needed on the mobiles, but virtual reality has the great advantage of more pixels.If the rumor is true will be the Note 8 is not the first phone with 4K, then Sony released the Xperia Z5 Premium already in last autumn.Z5 Premium uses only 4K of the particular image content, and renders the interface in 1080p.
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Courtesy of Lisa Arie Lisa Arie has trained with horses for years, but her specialty is whisperer" lives on 160 acres of Colorado plains, where since 2005, she and husband Jess have run an experiential learning center for CEOs, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs to unplug and discover how they can lead more mindful lives.Vista Caballo, which roughly translates to "perspective of the horse" in Spanish, uses
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Kuluvalla influenssakaudella A-influenssan on saanut noin 7 100 suomalaista ja harvinaisemman influenssa B:n noin sata.Tämä ilmenee Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitoksen THL tartuntatautirekisteristä.Viime vuonna tähän mennessä influenssa A:n oli saanut huomattavasti harvempi, reilu 1 400 ihmistä.Jos vertaa viime vuoden tilastoihin, voi influenssahuippu olla kuitenkin vielä edessä.THL:n tilaston mukaan viime vuoden huippu oli tammikuun viimeisellä viikolla.
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2016 was a year that many of us would rather forget.From the seemingly never-ending stream of bad news, an brutal election that seemed like it would never end, and the dozens of celebrities — including a few in the tech world — that passed on, it was a tough year.Virtual assistants moved out of our cell phones and into our homes, and smart home technologies may have finally broke through to the mainstream after years of trying.In theory, the IoT is supposed to connect all our devices together, making them sing in a glorious technological harmony.Smart home technologies may have finally broke through to the mainstream after years of trying.Plus, if your smart hub goes down, your entire system typically goes with it.
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Reuters – The shift to electric vehicles will cost jobs at German automotive supplier Continental, its chief executive told a newspaper, but he said many of those jobs would be offset by new positions related to electro-mobility.Due to the low added value, production jobs will be lost, German weekly paper Welt am Sonntag quoted Elmar Degenhart as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Sunday.He said it was too soon to say whether the number of jobs that would be lost would be bigger of smaller than the number of new positions created.There is enough time to design the process such that the blow is softened and major pain can be avoided, he said.Some 30,000 of 218,000 jobs at Continental are dependent on combustion engines, the paper said.Continental said last month it would increase spending on electric-car components in coming years but expects to avert any major impact on its earnings through additional sales from new R projects.Reporting by Maria Sheahan; editing by Susan Thomas
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The US Department of Homeland Security DHS and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government-sponsored hacking groups blamed for breaching several different parts of the Democratic party during the 2016 elections.The 13-page document, released Thursday and meant for information technology professionals, came as Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections.The report was criticized by security experts, who said it lacked depth and came too late.The activity by Russian intelligence services is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the US government and its citizens, wrote the authors of the government report.This joint analysis report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the US government.The government report follows several from the private sector, notably a lengthy section in a Microsoft report from 2015 on a hacking team referred to as advanced persistent threat 28 APT 28 , which the company s internal nomenclature calls Strontium and others have called Fancy Bear.
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Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there's a downturn in funding.While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2016.Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early months of forming a company.Here are 27 of the top startups that launched in 2016.
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To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Amazon has refused to provide data from one of its Echo devices to the police in Arkansas.This comes after the authorities issued a warrant for the tech giant demanding audio and other data from the device belonging to James Andrew Bates, who will go to trial in 2017 for the murder of Victor Collins.According to a report by The Information, Collins was found dead in Bates' hot tub.Investigators believe that the water was used to wash of any evidence of potential crime.
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Designed to be the heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to hundreds of compatible smart devices, so you can monitor, manage, and secure your home from anywhere.Simply pair other Samsung SmartThings devices with the Hub and enjoy full control and customization of all your devices via the free Samsung SmartThings app, or even with your voice via Amazon's Alexa service.The hub currently lists for $100, but Amazon has it for 25% off, so you can grab it for just $75.Check it out on Amazon.This story, "25% off Samsung SmartThings Hub For Smart Homes - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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When Satya Nadella first took the reins as Microsoft CEO in February 2014, the company was losing steam — fast.Windows 8 had been a disaster.Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy.And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.Times change.Now, as we come into the final months of 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and services to everyone, on any device — and is even starting to convert some Apple fans to Windows.There's still a lot that Microsoft needs to do.But we thought it'd be fun and interesting to take a look back at the life and career of Satya Nadella, the CEO who's making it all happen at one of the biggest, most valuable technology companies on the planet.
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Design-ajattelu nousi terminä suomalaisenkin yritysjohdon huulille viimeistään Harvard Business Review n julkaistua Design Thinking -teemanumeronsa viime vuonna.Design-ajattelu ja erityisesti sen tuotteistettu muoto – palvelumuotoilu – on vakiintumassa osaksi suomalaista yrityskäsitteistöä.Hyvä niin, koska nopeasti muuttuvassa maailmassa design-ajattelusta on tullut yritysten elinehto.Se auttaa asettumaan loppuasiakkaiden nahkoihin ja vastaamaan heidän tarpeisiinsa, tunteisiinsa ja odotuksiinsa.Palvelumuotoilulla ja design-ajattelulla tarkoitetaan lähestymis- ja työskentelytapoja, joilla tuodaan loppukäyttäjä – ihminen – palveluiden suunnittelun keskiöön.Tämä ei ole vierasta suomalaisille, mutta teknologialähtöisyys elää täällä vahvana.
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JK Brickworks visar här hur man kan bygga en alldeles egen pirayaplanta från Super Mario Bros. med hjälp av några LEGO-bitar.
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Volkswagen is extending the I.D.concept family it debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year with a new concept car in the same line to be fully revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.The carmaker teased the concept today, revealing a few details about the car, including that it s designed to be fully self-driving in the future.The new addition to the I.D.family will also be a fully electric vehicles, based on Volkswagen s new Modular Electric Drive MEB base, which is the new platform Volvo is using as the anchor for its plan to diversify and expand its EV line to over 30 models introduces over the coming decade.This new concept looks like it ll be much more future-focused than the I.D.
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Uber hade börjat uppdatera sina 16 självkörande Volvo XC90 för sitt pilotprojekt i San Francisco, som startade den 14 december.Frågeställningen om Ubers självkörande bilar var lagliga var något som Di Digital lyfte redan dagen efter att bolaget börjat testa dem.I slutändan hade det att göra med vilka tillstånd som Uber ansökt om från Kaliforniens transportmyndighet.Uber anser inte att bilarna behöver tillstånd eftersom de än så länge är beroende av en förare och har därför inte ansökt om tillstånd.Läs även: Ubers självkörande Volvobilar kan vara olagligaTransportmyndigheten i Kalifornien är av en annan åsikt.
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Honda and Google s parent company, Alphabet, are in formal talks to develop self-driving vehicles, the Japanese carmaker said on Thursday, months after the US firm signed a deal to use its technology in Fiat Chrysler minivans.The prospect of a deal between Honda and Alphabet s self-driving unit Waymo, which was spun off from Google earlier this month, is part of attempts by some car manufacturers to address the high cost of developing reliable automation software by teaming up with technology firms rather than going it alone.Honda, however, said any collaboration with Waymo did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system.While its driverless project has not garnered as much attention as similar plans by bigger firms such as Toyota, Honda unveiled a prototype driverless car in June and has said it hopes to see the fully autonomous vehicle appear on motorways in four years time.In addition to these on-going in-house efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo could allow Honda research and development to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market, Honda said in a statement.If a deal is reached, Honda engineers in Japan and Silicon Valley would work with their Waymo counterparts to marry their vehicles with Waymo s software, in the same way as Fiat Chrysler has done with its Pacifica minivans.
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A good home entertainment setup is a beautiful thing, but there are a lot of different parts that go into making it the best it can be.You need great images, obviously, but you also shouldn t neglect your sound system, and a proper Blu-ray player is also essential if you want to make sure the source of all your entertainment is as perfect as possible.That s why Samsung is making sure that all your content needs are met with its next generation of premium home entertainment gear, which includes all the latest technologies, from Quantum Dot displays, to Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound, and beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, and it s including some tasty extras with each one to make sure you can start enjoying them as quickly as possible.The K950 Soundbar from Samsung is at the cutting edge of what soundbars are capable of.Its 15 built-in speakers deliver a fantastic Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, and it s truly remarkable how it manages to create the impression of sound coming from every direction while also being compact enough to sit snugly underneath your television.Thankfully the soundbar s support for Samsung s multi-room system means that you can also put its sonic abilities to use playing your music, in addition to your movies.
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