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Eco-marathon /p p Imagine making the 2,710-mile trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles using just one gallon of gas./p p You might look silly doing it, but students from Université Laval, in Quebec, have theoretically made that outlandish trip possible with their prototype gasoline-powered car that gets/p p The Laval team took home the big prize at this year's Shell Eco-marathon
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Drone owners won a major victory in court Friday, when the United States Court of Appeals said the registration system may not be legal.It all came form a a lawsuit brought by a model aircraft hobbyist, John Taylor, who hails from Washington, DC -- yeah, the place that doesn't have voting power in congress and whose license plates typically include the phrase "Taxation Without Representation.""Taylor does not think that the FAA had the statutory authority to issue the Registration Rule and require him to register," the court wrote.The drone registration system took flight two years ago, telling owners to pay $5 apiece or face potential criminal charges.Meanwhile, drone sales continue to climb, more than doubling in the past year for example.The FAA's drone program hasn't crashed yet, though.
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p WeChat is an indispensable service for hundreds of millions of users, and Apple is taking a risk by threatening to remove apps like it from the App Store.Apple is reportedly clashing with several developers of social networking apps that are prominent in China, according to The Wall Street Journal.The issue concerns the “tipping” feature common in many of these apps, which allows users to pay content creators directly.One of those developers is Tencent, the company responsible for producing WeChat, China’s most prominent messaging and payment platform.According to the report, Apple’s stance is that the money exchanged by users — specifically tips — are in fact a form of in-app payment.That would allow the company to take a 30-percent cut of each transaction, per App Store rules.
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p Your next notebook could be powered by AMD's new Ryzen Mobile APU, permitting significantly more power and battery life.AMD held its annual Financial Analyst Day web conference on May 16, and the firm announced a number of new products that PC enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting.While we did not get information on the full lineup and release dates for the highly anticipated Vega generation of AMD GPUs, we did learn about some interesting products that provide of glimpse of where the company is headed.One such product involves new mobile solutions, namely those based on the new Zen architecture and Ryzen CPUs.AMD introduced the Ryzen Mobile APU line of chipsets that will mate Vega graphics with Ryzen CPUs to make for competitive new mobile options for notebook makers, according to Techreport.The news came via AMD Jim Anderson, and the new chipsets appear to offer solid performance improvements over the company’s current A-Series APU.
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p I've been working for my uncle who owns is own business with little online presence.He wants me to set up an email marketing campaign to contact past customers and reconnect since he relies a lot on referrals.I've gone through his Google Calendar and Gmail and built a database of everyone he's done jobs for in the past 5 years.Would it be considered spam to send promotional emails to people he's worked with in the past?I'm not sure if this counts as implied consent to receive these types of emails.Obviously the first email would be an introduction to what we're looking to do and would give the option to opt-in to receive future emails.
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the British brexit negotiations came Tuesday on speed bumps, when the European court gave its decision on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement between.the Court decision can make it difficult for the British trade negotiations with the EU, because each of the 27 member states has in practice a veto, if the portfolio investments and the dispute settlement system will be included in the agreement.These two issues, the court rules out the union's exclusive jurisdiction.portfolio investment concerning the delimitation also applies to the exchange of information and notifications, inspections, cooperation, mediation, transparency and rules that apply between the parties to a dispute settlement obligations.the Greens ' Heidi Hautala characterize the decision as a milestone, which will edit all future trade negotiations.Hautala believes that the commission has overestimated the competence of their sneaking trade agreements of all kinds, which is, incidentally, the regulation as you go through the EU.
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p The magic of Disney may be partially attributed to Tinker Bell's sprinkling of faith, trust, and pixie dust, but it can also be chalked up to the company's reliance on data and research.Maarten Bos, a research scientist for Disney Research, is one of the people who makes this kind of magic (or as the organization calls it, the "science behind the magic") happen.The organization conducts research in a number of different areas — such as computer graphics, robotics, and augmented reality (see below) — and presents these findings to The Walt Disney Company to see if it can leverage these insights within different areas of its business, such as its studios or parks.“It's really cool when things get picked up,” Bos says, “but there's never a guarantee that it gets used in the company itself.”Bos, who holds a Ph.D. in social psychology and previously taught ethical persuasion, studies human behavior.Based on this data, Bos and his team built a model that helped them identify which personality types preferred which kinds of image features.
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p US intelligence agencies depend upon collaboration to succeed.They coordinate with counterparts around the world, sharing information and resources for the betterment of the US and those countries.As with all relationships, this relies on a foundation of unshakeable trust.Now, President Trump has given that foundation a nudge.As first reported by The Washington Post and subsequently confirmed by Reuters and Buzzfeed, the president disclosed highly classified information in a private meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on Wednesday.The Post cited anonymous officials who expressed concern that the revelation could endanger a critical source of ISIS-related intelligence.
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p In his long and varied career, Kim Stanley Robinson has produced work characterised by a fascination with systems: political, social, technological and environmental.Whether writing about the terraforming of Mars or government efforts to stave off climate change, Robinson’s chief concern is the effect people have on their environment and the way the environment, in turn, shapes them.In his recent work, Robinson has been inspired by the early modernist writer John Dos Passos to combine the stories of individual characters with bird’s-eye views of the systems within which they move, as well as newspaper clippings, technical descriptions, lists, history lessons and quotations.New York 2140, the third novel written in this style, falls in its tone somewhere between the freewheeling, grand tour of a terraformed solar system of 2312 (2012) and the bleak, claustrophobic journey of a doomed generation starship in Aurora (2015).It is also one of Robinson’s most blatantly political novels, concerned not just with climate change, but also with the current state of US politics and finance, and the interactions between these three forces.Set in a future in which catastrophic sea-level rise has decimated most of the world’s coastal cities, New York 2140 posits that the unique geographical traits of New York City (as well as the unique traits of its population) have allowed it to survive, albeit in a drastically altered form.
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p Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the bold approach of creating a kamikaze drone to help the development of the technology.Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto and Abhinav Gupta came up with the idea because everyone else was avoiding it, but it is a relatively sound theory.With this in mind, the team developed a drone which has now be crashed more than 11,500 times.“The reason most research avoids using large-scale real data is the fear of crashes!” The trio said in a whitepaper.We build a drone whose sole purpose is to crash into objects: it samples naive trajectories and crashes into random objects.We crash our drone 11,500 times to create one of the biggest UAV crash dataset.”
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p The European Commission has received a number of complaints from tech companies based on the old continent regarding unfair business practices by major players in the market including Apple and Google.That’s why it has started working on a possible law that would address these issues.European companies including Spotify, Rocket Internet, and Deezer, think that search engines and app stores owned by large American companies are abusing their market positions.They often use their power to promote their own services instead of those of the competition and impose imbalanced terms and conditions.With the new law, the European Commission wants to make things right and improve the chances of companies based in the EU of going head to head with the likes of Google, Apple, and Facebook, just to name a few.Spotify, for example, complained last year that Apple rejected an updated version of its popular app, which competes directly with Apple Music.
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the Young Swedish company Magicfirm Europe wants to take 3d printing to a new completely level with a new machine that can print in carbon fiber and kevlarförstärkt nylon.For nearly two and a half years ago, Göteborgsbolaget Magicfirm Europe its first 3d printer, which is sold under the brand Zyyx.Now we are ready to present the results: The new printer Zyyx pro.the Combination makes, for example, to print material that is super strength, but also resistant to chemicals thanks to the nylon fibre, " says Mats Moosberg, the founder and ceo of Magicfirm Europe.the Hope from Magicfirm Europe side is that the new pro-printer to be used mainly in two areas.The first is to be able to print functional prototypes that are durable enough to be able to be tested in its ”final” environment, that is to say, under the same pressures as the finished product need to be able to resist.
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Headlines lauded the work for rewriting our history; for filling gaps in the evolutionary record, while others claimed it had the potential to upend everything we know about our cultures and behaviours.Advanced dating techniques suggest Homo naledi was much younger than thought and may have lived alongside Homo sapiens – the first time it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived in Africa.Furthermore, the discovery of remains of an ancient child, and a partial skeleton of an adult male with a remarkably well-preserved skull, adds evidence to support the idea Homo naledi discarded its dead in mass graves.Photos were sent to geologist Pedro Boshoff and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and excavation began.Comprising of more than 1,550 numbered fossils belonging to 15 distinct individuals of the same species, the discovery presented the largest such find in Africa and the best-known fossil member of our lineage.The fossils show a mix of human and neanderthal features, combined with traits similar to those found on Lucy, one of the oldest known human ancestors.
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p The Cortana Skills Kit became publicly available today.That means developers can make voice apps for the intelligent assistant used by 145 million monthly active users, and an initial group of voice apps is also now available./p p The first four skills available for Cortana — Expedia, Capital One, TalkLocal, and Knowmail — were teased last December, and an additional 26 were shared today, many of which already have a history on devices like Google Assistant or Alexa third party ecosystems./p p There’s now iHeartRadio and TuneIn for music, StubHub for tickets, OpenTable for restaurant reservations, and Uber for rides./p p Food Network gives people on Alexa, Google Assistant, and now Cortana access to thousands of recipes.On both Alexa and Google Assistant (and now Cortana), tell the WebMD bot your symptoms and it can tell you why you’re feeling ill. /p p Ask My Buddy, also available through multiple intelligent assistants, helps senior citizens dependent on care to contact a friend, family, or caretaker if they fall or are in need of assistance.
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Wireless service providers like Verizon, AT or T-Mobile, strive to provide a comparable experience to their customers but are often falling short of that goal.Carriers’ engagement and interaction with their customers on their mobile devices is often lacking, if not flawed, relative to today’s expectation.While they market new, on-device customer experiences, these services often do not provide the real-time and contextual aspect of a true digital experience.Informing customers about their current usage and active plans is table stakes, even though mobile operators have the means to provide a much more transparent experience.Uber, for example, flipped the standard taxi model by enabling customers to review the cost of a ride upfront instead of after the ride is completed.Similarly, on Amazon (or almost any online service), buyers are informed of how much their purchase will cost before making the order.
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p Finnair rekrytoi 350 uutta lentoemäntää ja stuerttia seuraavan vuoden kuluessa."Finnair on voimakkaassa kasvuvaiheessa ja sen myötä jatkamme Finnairin ja Suomenkin mittakaavassa merkittäviä rekrytointeja.Matkustamohenkilöstön lisäksi tarvitsemme myös lisää lentäjiä, joille järjestetään haku ensi syksynä.Haemme strategiamme tueksi myös digiosaajia sekä muita ammattilaisia vaativiin asiantuntijatehtäviin", sanoo tiedotteessa Finnairin henkilöstöjohtaja Eija Hakakari."Yhteensä olemme parin viime vuoden aikana rekrytoineet jo noin 1000 uutta finnairilaista, ja rekrytoinnit jatkuvat tulevina vuosina kasvun myötä", Hakakari jatkaa.Matkustamopalveluhenkilöstön rekrytointi alkaa 9.5.2017 jatkuvalla, avoimella haulla.
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p It’s totally normal to have vaginal discharge, a sort of whitish fluid, showing up in your underwear (if you are a person who has a vagina).But if you’re seeing a lot of it, you may wonder, how much is okay?In this video, gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter demonstrates.She squirts four milliliters of water, dyed yellow with iodine, so you can see what the amount looks like.Anything up to this amount in 24 hours is totally normal.She also has photos of roux smeared onto a pad, in case the water is too, you know, watery to get the point across.
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p Hi, CNET readers and members, I'm Lee Koo, community manager for CNET, and I'm introducing a new column called "Get to know the CNET family" as a way for you, our loyal readers, to get to know us better and what we do at CNET.What I will be doing is passing a series of Q around our staff at CNET, from the people you are familiar with like Brian Tong, Sharon Profis and Brian Cooley to the individuals who are behind the scenes like our video producers, copy editors, engineers, developers and product managers so you can get a glimpse of who we all are individually.Since I'm introducing this column, I'll start with my own Q to kick things off, so here we go.A: I've been part of the CNET family for a long time -- let's just say that I breathed and bled red, green and yellow, the colors of our site way back in the day when we had quirky commercials like this one here (maybe some of you remember them days?)Whether it's voicing your opinion on an article, submitting a user review or getting help and helping others in the CNET forums, the participation of our members makes my day-to-day job interesting, eye-opening and a learning experience.A: You would think the most challenging part of being a community manager would be dealing with hate speech being thrown around in comments section, or spammers and trolls wreaking havoc.
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p If you’re building a gaming PC, then chances are you’ll want some color to go with all that power.Nothing adds color like LED lighting, and nothing makes that lighting more exciting than synchronizing effects across various system components.A number of companies have technology that keeps lighting in sync between, say, a motherboard, GPU, and case.Now, there’s a partnership between two separate companies, MSI and SteelSeries, to get their RGB lighting technology in sync as well.Specifically, MSI and SteelSeries are utilizing the latter’s SteelSeries Engine3 (SSE3) software to control the RGB lighting on MSI’s Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard.There’s no word in the companies’ announcement on whether any of MSI’s other motherboards will be plugged into SSE3.
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p If you’re afraid of sharks, well, this blog should convince you it’s actually orcas you should avoid.Orcas are among the most savage killers in the ocean, wrecking tiger sharks, seals, beaked whales—and probably one of the most infamous apex predators out there, the great white shark.And the corpses definitely showed signs of being leftover orca lunch.“This is the first confirmed account of an orca predation on a white shark from South Africa,” Marine Biologist Alison Kock from South African National Parks told Gizmodo in an email.Boaters filmed a pod of orcas attacking great whites in California in 1997.A few shark carcasses have turned up in the area around the Gansbaai beaches since 2012—dead great white sharks washing ashore is a rare event itself.
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