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To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser thatIt’s 160 degrees outside, a massive sandstorm could appear at any moment, and you’re trying to capture footage of a pack of lions chasing a giraffe.They’re bigger, faster, and scarier than you are.Oh, and you’ve been out in the desert for weeks, waiting for this exact moment.That, evidently, is what it’s like to be a member of the crew for Planet Earth II.And as we watched the show, we found ourselves wondering how it all comes together.
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Introduced with the 2017 model, the Honda CR-V has an interesting feature related to driver attention.It could help sleepy drivers, but even more, it could help drivers who check their phones too often and make sure they are paying attention.Known as the Driver Attention Monitor, the CR-V shows a small display with a coffee cup icon.The car knows when you are moving erratically in a lane, which is a sure sign of being sleepy or using a phone.If you start to drift in a lane or the car moves from side to side, the bars will lower all the way down to one bar, which means you are not paying attention enough.My guess is that Honda figures these are quick trips up to the gas station and back; they don’t really count.The CR-V is a smaller SUV, but it uses lane-keeping tech like a large sedan (the feature is common on full-sized models from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz; it’s implemented as a chime or a nudge on the steering wheel).
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Neandertalarna, våra utdöda släktingar, hade olika diet i olika delar av Europa.En studie av neandertaltänder från istiden visar att de åt stora däggdjur i det som idag är Belgien, men mestadels växter i Spanien.I studien, som publiceras i Nature, har forskarna granskat tänderna hos fem neandertalare från istidens Europa.Tänderna har ett lager av hård plack som härrör från den föda som neandertalarna åt under sin livstid.Ur placken lyckades forskarna utvinna dna som kunde avslöja vad födan bestod av.Två av individerna var från Spy, en grotta i Belgien.
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Most of the Android vulnerabilities and exploits mentioned in leaked CIA files have been patched, Google confirmed.On Thursday, Google told members of the press that many of the exploits and vulnerabilities mentioned in the report have been patched in subsequent versions of Android.“As we’ve reviewed the documents, we’re confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities,” Heather Adkins, Google’s director of information security and privacy, told ZDNet.Among the many documents were spreadsheets of stockpiled exploits for Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Apple’s MacOS, iOS, and Android.Vulnerabilities that weren’t purchased from contractors, discovered internally, or available publicly appear to have been circulated by GCHQ, the U.K.’s electronics surveillance agency, and the U.S. National Security AdministrationRoughly 24 Android vulnerabilities referenced in the leak, along with specific phones like Google Nexus and Samsung models like the Galaxy S5 and the Note 3.
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the Gulf world championships were successful in many ways, just fine.And ticket sales revenue target wouldn't stick so badly of the target, as the tickets sold can be inferred.”the advance sale was the most expensive head of the tickets and they were sold very well.studies and and the 2015 Falun championships statistics on the basis of the default was that 20-30% would buy a ticket gate, but in reality they sold only ten percent of the total.the Finnish peak day net outflow was more than the rescue authorities allowed the region to get.But weaker on the day that 35 000 watch cross stayed far away.
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The Crusade expansion promises to build on Galactic Civilizations III's strong foundation with all-new features and mechanics, making it a micromanager's dream come true.Stardock Entertainment has revealed the many new features and improvements coming to its 4X strategy game Galactic Civilizations III in the upcoming Crusade expansion pack, including custom factions, espionage missions, and a fully revamped invasion system.Galactic Civilizations III players can also expect to see new races and civilizations after installing the upcoming expansion, along with an exclusive story-based campaign mode.Released in 2015, Galactic Civilizations III is a spacefaring strategy game in which players spread their civilization’s knowledge and culture throughout the galaxy.The game’s core sandbox mode allows for endless gameplay possibilities, pitting players against as many as 100 opponents within a single massive universe.The upcoming Crusade expansion for Galactic Civilizations III will introduce new races and civilizations for players to encounter during their journey, including the Terran Resistance, the Onyx Hive, and the Slyne.
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LGs vr-headset is better than both the Oculus and the HTC Vive on several points.We feel at the LGs värsting-vr.captions settings, open captions settings dialogThis is a modal window.the Escape key will cancel and close the window.
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Earlier this week, Ben Carson, the somnolent surgeon dispatched to oversee the Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of the Trump Administration, created a stir when he —stolen, trafficked, and sold into that status—as “immigrants” and spoke of their dreams for their children and grandchildren.Carson had already displayed a propensity for gaffes during his maladroit Presidential candidacy, and it might be easy to dismiss his latest one as the least concerning element of having a neurosurgeon with no relevant experience in charge of housing policy were it not a stand-in for a broader set of concerns about the Trump Administration.A week earlier, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, had described historically black colleges and universities as —a view that can only co-exist with reality if we airbrush segregation into a kind of level playing field in which ex-slaves opted to attend all-black institutions rather than being driven to them as a result of efforts to preserve the supposed sanctity of white ones.Last week, being made at Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, the Washington Post referred to Sally Hemings, the enslaved black woman who bore several of Jefferson’s children, as his “mistress”—a term that implies far more autonomy and consent than is possible when a woman is a man’s legal property.The unwillingness to confront this narrative is tied not simply to the miasma of race but to something more subtle and, in the current atmosphere, more potentially treacherous: the reluctance to countenance anything that runs contrary to the habitual optimism and self-anointed sense of the exceptionalism of American life.In his 1948 essay “The Gangster as Tragic Hero,” Robert Warshow wrote about the mid-century efforts to pressure studios to stop producing their profitable gangster movies.
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More: iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 rumorsHere’s everything we think we know about Apple’s 2017 iPad range so far:In 2016, an Apple held an event on March 21, where it introduced the iPhone SE, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.There’s no anonymous source behind this one, and it’s based on the Apple Store’s availability date for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is on order until April 4.The first rumors told us the company will hold an event in March 2017, where it may bring the iPad Pro 2 in a new 10.5-inch size, plus an updated version of the iPhone SE with more internal storage space.This spot in the range is occupied by the iPad Air 2 at the moment, but it was introduced at the end of 2014, so is certainly ready for an upgrade.
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GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and DBL Partners co-led a $40 million investment in Farmers Business Network Inc., the company announced on Tuesday.FBN started out as something of a professional network for farmers and other agronomists.It allowed people working in agriculture to anonymously share information about what they were paying for seeds, fertilizers, and other “inputs” that they need to raise healthy crops.It also allowed them to exchange information about the effectiveness of all of these products.Bringing crowdsourced, price transparency and product information to the industry would help farmers negotiate for fair prices, FBN founder Amol Deshpande believed.The company claims to be saving farmers up to 50% on all the inputs that they buy through the site’s service FBN Direct today.
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The term "loot" gets thrown around a lot in video games, mostly because it's one of the easiest ways for developers to hook their players.Your mission: find a way home without being killed by a bunch of trippy-looking aliens.The planet's surface, which is randomly generated every time you load the game, just happens to be broken up into a hexagonal grid, and every hex-step you take advances time on the planet.An alien's hit chances depend on its attack rating, your defensive rating, and a semi-random dice roll.Plus, if the very next step you take will flip the "who hits first" rating, its icon will flash to warn you, so that you don't inadvertently take a hit and lose one of your precious few HP.Now swap one of your offensive cards for a defensive one when a stronger enemy approaches to claim a better positional stat bonus.
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The GSM Association has dismissed reports about organising an Indian version of the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in September.Late last week rumours began circulating that the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) had finalised a collaboration with the GSMA to organise an Indian version of the global technology fair, Mobile World Conference.The MWC is held every year in Barcelona and Shanghai.India’s smartphone market consists of more than 220 million users and more than 150 smartphone brands sell their products across the country.Despite a low market penetration of just 30 percent, India is the world’s second-largest smartphone market.Join GizChina on TelegramGSMA issued a statement regarding the false reports.“Contrary to media reports, the GSMA is not collaborating with COAI in the development of the India Mobile Congress scheduled to take place in September.”The surprising bit is that the original report contained a direct quote from the Director General of COAI.Although the GSMA has backed out of any official collaboration, the COAI could still organise an Indian MWC under a different banner.We are looking out for an official statement from Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Square Enix and PlatinumGames announced their upcoming action RPG NieR: Automata is set to release on 17 March for PC, two weeks after its release for the PS4.The game went gold early last month and is already out in Japan since 23 February.NieR: Automata will release on 7 March in North America and 10 March in Europe for PS4.Originally announced at E3 2015, NieR: Automata is a follow-up to the original Nier, which released back in 2010 and soon gained a cult following.Set in a visually stunning, desolate open-world, the sequel follows the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 as they battle to reclaim a "machine-driven dystopia abandoned by humankind and overrun by machine lifeforms."Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines," the game's description reads.
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In April 2015, I wrote about Google’s progress in steadily tracking more and more user locations to ZIP codes.As ZIP codes are the most granular location type which populates the “Most specific location” field in AdWords geographic reports, the share of traffic that Google assigns to ZIP codes in this field gives advertisers an idea of how well Google is doing at figuring out searcher locations.At the time, Google was showing strong progress in its location tracking:Fast forward to today, and Google is tracking more searchers to ZIP codes than ever before.However, most of the progress made only applies to google.com traffic, while search partners are continuing to lag in terms of the share of searchers tracked to a ZIP code.One big, huge, ginormous caveat
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Destiny is coming to an end to give way to the upcoming sequel, and Bungie is revealing how it’s planning to proceed.Your Destiny character will survive the transition to Destiny 2, but Bungie revealed that none of your loot will make the jump.That’s right — you’ll leave your precious Gjallarhorn behind when you move on to the sequel.In a blog post today, Bungie explained that it understands that fans have an intense fondness for their Guardian characters, and so it was a priority to preserve them in the new game.But some players may find it disappointing that their progress isn’t getting the same treatment.But the developer explained that it wanted to take this opportunity to start fresh, which is similar to how something like the Diablo franchise (which has a lot of the same kinds of loot-collecting mechanics) does it.“Sequels represent the start of a new adventure for every player, with new worlds to explore, new stories to tell, new powers to acquire, new loot to earn, and much more,” the Bungie team wrote in its blog.“This led us to a decision that would enable us to serve both the game and the player’s best interests: Destiny 1 power, possessions, and Eververse-related items and currency will not carry forward.They will, however, remain accessible to you in Destiny 1.”In order to ensure your Guardians makes the transition, you’ll have to get it to level 20 and complete the Black Garden mission.
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Microsoft previously let us know that a range of its OEM partners with familiar names from the PC world would be building headsets that offer mixed reality experiences on Windows 10 hardware.The first of those, from Acer, will begin shipping out to developers this month, with a phased rollout that will see developer edition headsets continue to arrive at partner doorsteps throughout the next few months.The plan from Microsoft is to seed these with devs so that it can get a good base layer of software ready for the eventual launch of its mixed reality OS integration across the Xbox One family of devices, including the forthcoming Scorpio Xbox successor, in 2018.It’s also going to be stepping up its efforts with mixed reality on Windows 10 on PCs, which is a core feature of the forthcoming Creators Update for Microsoft’s desktop OS.Acer’s mixed reality headset will feature inside out tracking, as will forthcoming devices from Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo, which means you won’t have to install external tracker devices in the room where you plan to use them in order for them to work.Instead, the headsets have all the sensors they need on board to scan your surroundings, helping accurately track your movements for proper rendering of virtual objects.
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If I keep this up, I could soon be in the minority.Apparently, half of the developed world is addicted to something, and the numbers are growing.We used to distinguish between addicts and others, a view Alter is quick to dispel.It’s not you – it’s the world you live in that makes behavioural addiction so very likely.In just a few years, he explains, technology and the media have become adept at the lucrative business of gaining and holding our attention.Until recently, neuroscientists would have agreed.
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Förvärvet ger Telia tillgång till 11 000 kunder och innebär att man blir ansvarig för det befintliga fiber- och kabelnätverket i Södertälje, Järna och Nykvarn.För kunderna betyder det att de på sikt får tillgång till ett öppet nät och möjlighet att välja bland flera leverantörers tjänster för bredband, telefoni och tv , uppger Telia i ett pressmeddelande.Telia kommer efter köpet att låta det egna bolaget Svenska Stadsnät stå för den dagliga verksamheten.C-SAM omsatte 36 miljoner kronor förra året.
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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Two of the most prominent issues that smart city solutions can help solve are traffic flow and public safety, and AT and GE are aiming to tackle both with a new partnership focused on building smart streetlights, according to Engadget.The companies teamed up to install the Current CityIQ sensors provided by the telco in streetlights retrofitted with connected GE bulbs in many cities.The smart streetlights will save energy for the cities that use them, and the sensors can also monitor traffic and detect unusual noises like gunshots.The solution will be first deployed in San Diego, which will install the Current sensors in 14,000 LED connected streetlights across the city.The city estimates that it will reduce its energy costs by $2.4 million.Meanwhile, 3,200 sensors will be installed and connected on those streetlights by ATThese versatile smart city solutions that solve multiple problems will become most popular moving forward.But if these same drones could also, for instance, provide connectivity to fill cellular coverage gaps, this could become a very popular smart city offering.Smart cities are cities that leverage IoT devices like sensors, smart lights, and smart meters to gather data that can be analyzed to gain new insights regarding their infrastructure, population, and public services.Few cities around the world have actually grown into truly "smart" cities — most are still in the early phases of implementing some of these IoT devices, and have yet to data processing and analysis tools that can turn vast troves of data from millions of devices into a real-time view of a city's activity and operations.Smart cities development faces many barriers around the world including tight municipal budgets, sluggish technology procurement guidelines for public agencies, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, and a pressing need for more IT staff at municipal agencies.
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It was a record-breaking year for finance and HR cloud purveyor Workday for all the right and the wrong reasons: sales reached a new high aided by Oracle’s disruptive buy of NetSuite, but losses soared too.Revenues for the firm's fiscal 2017 ended 31 January were $1.569bn, up 35 per cent year-on-year, including subscription services of $1.287bn, up from $929.3m, and professional services of $282.3m, up 21 per cent.On a conference call with analysts, CEO Aneel Bhusri said it closed Q4 - when total turnover grew to $436.6m from $323.4m - with 1,528 Human Capital Management punters including newbies BP, Deutsche Bank and Wal-Mart.Over in the Financial Management applications area - financial consolidation, reporting and management pricing - 40 punters signed, including in the quarter, taking the tally to 324 for core financials, 111 for planning and 452 for expenses.Bhusri claimed Oracle’s consumption of NetSuite “resulted in quite a bit of turmoil” in NetSuite’s customer base, “and I think it’s only at the beginning.My guess is that most of the NetSuite management team will be gone in 12 to 18 months,” he told CNBC.
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