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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
p Opening yet another front in the all-flash array wars, Pure Storage has announced an XtremIO and VMAX trade-in programme – timed, of course, to co-incide with the Dell EMC World shindig in Las Vegas.Marketing hostilities started with a FUD – a blog by Pure product VP Max Kixmoeller claiming Dell EMC was retreating from ground-up design all-flash arrays and favouring AFA retrofitting with its Unity (VNX) and VMAX arrays.Pure, of course, claims it has no such problems and is powering ahead to a bright and shiny future, etc, with its FlashArray//X leading the way to NVMe nirvana.It has announced an “NVMe Now” promotion running from now until October 31, with which XtremIO and VMAX customers can use a terabyte-for-terabyte trade-in programme if they buy a FlashArray//X.They can trade in and consolidate a portion of their existing installed XtremIO or VMAX capacity into the new array.Pure Storage will provide a trade-in credit for up to 25 per cent of the new FlashArray//X capacity.
In this piece Jean-Michel Boyer, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK, outlines the potential business advantages of leasing telecoms equipment.The telecoms market is comparatively less mature, yet business comms is a complex area where different standards, protocols, hardware and software platforms need to be seamlessly integrated.As a result, leasing can provide an efficient and affordable solution that also helps businesses to expand their telephony infrastructure with relative ease, on a piecemeal basis.With leasing, VARs can offer that solution on a cost per month basis which includes all aspects from software and hardware to soft costs such as installation, consultancy, configuration, security, training and maintenance.Rather than having to make a large upfront payment for technologies which could soon become obsolete, businesses are now more accustomed to accessing what they need, when they need it.Out with the old, in with the new
p Blackview has announced a huge event for May where they have discounted popular new models and are offering you the chance to win a Blackview A9!/p p Over the next few days and weeks, Blackview will be offering some of their most popular smartphone models at discounted prices for a limited time.The offers kick off on the 9th May when fans of the brand will have the chance to win a free Blackview A9 Pro./p p /p p /p p The Blackview A9 Pro is a surprise device from Blackview and features everything that we would normally associate with a more expensive flagship handset.Stand out features for the A9 Pro include dual rear cameras, a 3000mAh battery, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, 5inch display and fingerprint scanner./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p The A9 Pro normally sells for just $89.99 but from the 9th – 14th May pricing will be cut to only $85.99 and one lucky customer has the chance to win the phone for FREE!
p With perhaps its boldest bet yet, YouTube is going directly after traditional television advertising dollars with 40 new programs exclusively for the platform.And advertisers appear to be coming back to the fold after brand-safety concerns rocked YouTube several weeks ago.Tonight, at the digital giant’s BrandCast event in New York, YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl announced that celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest and Demi Lovato are creating shows.The big pitch to marketers came toward the end of the first week of the Digital Content NewFronts.“We see these shows as a way for us to partner with you to buck this trend,” Kyncl said.On stage at New York’s Javits Center, Hart announced he’s creating a series called Laugh Out Loud to give future comedians and actors a chance to create their own content and comedy.
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p Donky Kong vs Halo?Resident Evil vs Tomb Raider?These are the questions the World Video Game Hall of Fame will hope to answer this morning as it announces its new entrants.The Hall of Fame has announced 12 finalists including Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pokémon Red and Green, Portal, Resident Evil, Street Fighter II, Tomb Raider and Wii Sports.The World Video Game Hall of Fame opened in 2015 and boasts such luminaries as Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and World of Warcraft.The ceremony begins at 10.30am ET this morning in Rochester NY but which video games are likely to miss out?
p Google’s fight against problematic content has drawn renewed attention to a common question: how does Google know what’s authoritative?The simple answer is that it has no single “authority” metric.Rather, Google looks at a variety of undisclosed metrics which may even vary from query to query.That was called PageRank, which was all about looking at links to pages.Google counted how many links a page received to help derive a PageRank score for that page.These days, links and content are still among the most important ranking signals.