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Madeleine Vogel

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Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discovered by Business Insider via a public records request show.The documents detail the testing procedure that Apple has created in order to comply with the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s rules regarding autonomous testing on state roads.Business Insider’s report on the documents detail the development platform being used by Apple in its testing, which include sensor hardware and software for monitoring surroundings, and which are called the “Apple Automated System.” It can control steering, acceleration, deceleration and “portions of the dynamic driving task,” according to forms filled out by Apple officials.So basically, it’s like any other autonomous driving tech in development.The documents also reveal that cars used for testing include steering equipment culled from consumer gaming controller equipment (Logitech wheel and pedals, specifically) to provide them with the means to take over control of the vehicle.Driver proficiency with identifying the need to take over, as well as their actual ability to take action, are then tested using seven different tests, which is Apple’s way of fulfilling a requirement dictated by California law that safety drivers be tested prior to deploying test vehicles on the road.
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So she began to engage with the surrounding communities, making local villagers “partners in conservation.” The habitat was important for the chimps, whose populations had dwindled from millions to below 300,000 in Africa over the span of just a few decades.Goodall made a presentation at the tech company’s headquarters in 2006, describing the usefulness of tools such as Google Earth.It’s a charity program Google uses to donate and promote non-profit organizations.“I provide that information [with Google Earth], and he says ‘okay, this is useful; now what did you want to talk about chimpanzees?’ We provided that connection.”Goodall’s connection to Google evolved when JGI, in consultation with the local communities, began a program where local villagers acted as forest monitors in their areas.Who is going to look through them?”
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Apple has pledged to be a greener company over the past few years.It's using renewable sources of energy and has doubled down on recycling its products.The company also hired former US Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson in 2013 to head its environmental initiatives.These efforts have won the praise from the former US vice president and climate change activist Al Gore, who also sits on Apple's board of directors."Apple is one of the most successful and valuable companies in the history of the world," Gore said."And one of a handful of the most environmentally responsible and committed companies in the world."
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In the CMS and ATLAS detectors, new fundamental particles are continuously being searched for, although only the Higgs boson has come through.Particle physics is at a crossroads right now, because even though there are fundamentally unsolved questions, the energy scales that we can probe with experiments all give results that are perfectly in line with the Standard Model.The Higgs boson, discovered earlier this decade, was created over and over at the LHC, with its decays measured in excruciating detail.Although they showed up periodically, with some mild significance, they always went away entirely with more and better data.If you had a fair coin and tossed it 10 times, you might expect that you'd get 5 heads and 5 tails.The Standard Model makes predictions for lots of different quantities -- particle production rates, scattering amplitudes, decay probabilities, branching ratios, etc.
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Google är ett av världens absolut största bolag, med annonser som den stora kassakon.Under 2015 drog bolaget in uppskattningsvis över 4 miljarder kronor bara på sökannonser i Sverige.Under 2016 skapade annonsaffären intäkter på över 500 miljarder kronor globalt.Nu tycks det som att annonsjätten inte vill unna andra bolag att tjäna pengar på samma vis.Enligt källor till Wall Street Journal har bolaget börjat fila på en egen adblocker, en digital annonsblockerare, till sin webbläsare Chrome.Annonsblockerare har blivit omåttligt populärt bland internetanvändare och ett allt större problem för reklamfinansierade produkter.
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The fears of Brexit fail to keep investment in London down – especially in AI, machine learning and robotics.Emerging technologies are fuelling big venture capital investment in London, with AI, robotics and Big Data among the fastest growing areas for investment.According to research carried out by the founders of London Tech Week, AI and machine learning in the UK capital has been of particular interest to investors, drawing £85.75m in 2016 – a figure which is 20 times the amount raised just 5 years ago.An impressive £207 million has been brought in by London’s AI and machine learning companies in the past five years, boosted by deals for companies like Google’s DeepMind and Magic Pony.Among other emerging technologies, robotics and drones have also bolstered the London VC scene post-Brexit vote, with over £14 million invested in 2016.“Over the course of the last decade London has become a global hub for the technology sector.
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If you want a soundtrack to your workout both outside and in the gym, Conduit Sports' headphones could be for you.While listening to music on your headphones might be fine at the gym, they can pose risks when you’re outdoors for a run or bike ride, since you want to be able to hear what is happening around you.Conduit Sports has a unique solution to this problem with its headphones, now on Kickstarter.Bone-conduction headphones send vibrations through your bones, reaching your inner ear and letting you hear music without shutting off the outside world.This type of headphone is great for staying alert, but can suffer from less-than-stellar bass response, while also lacking the impact and immediacy of traditional in-ear headphones.Conduit Sports headphones combine the best of both worlds by combining bone-conduction headphones with a set of standard in-ear drivers, which tuck into the headset when not in use.
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An Illinois man has accused Bose, the audio equipment manufacturer, of illegally wiretapping him via his Bose headphones.According to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, Kyle Zak bought a $350 pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth headphones in March 2017.Those headphones use an app, known as "Bose Connect," to skip, pause, and perform other controls on them.The civil complaint alleges that Bose collects "the names of any music and audio tracks" played througthe headphones, along with the customer's personally identifiable serial number.It also says the information gets sent to third parties, including "data miner Segment.io."Lawyers for Zak argue that constitutes wiretapping.
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In only four-and-a-half years, Tinder has become one of the most widely-used dating platforms in the world.But despite 1.6 billion swipes per day and over 20 billion total matches, the app has been unable to escape its reputation of being a sleazy platform for finding casual sex.This week, the matchmaking giant released the results of a recent survey it commissioned called "Modern Dating Myths."The survey compared the app's users to traditional, offline daters.According to a report by The New York Times, the survey was administered to 7,072 Tinder users between the ages of 18 and 36, while a second survey was was administered to 2,502 offline daters between the ages of 18 and 35 by Morar Consulting.Here's what we learned:  View As:
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Has Veeam's record-breaking growth halted?In its first 2017 quarter, the enterprise backup biz claims it added close to 12,000 total paid customers, taking the total to 242,000, in line with its historical average new-customer acquisition rate of approximately 4,000 per month.It reported, it says, another record quarter with gains in Enterprise and Cloud revenues.33 per cent year-on-year increase in total bookings revenue.22 per cent year-on-year increase in the new enterprise customer count.59 per cent year-on-year growth for Cloud revenue.
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SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2017– Today, NIO, a next-generation car company is showcasing 11 vehicles for their Chinese debut at the 2017 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.The ES8 features the “design identity” of every NIO vehicle: the X-bar and signature “Spark Beat” tail lights.The manufacturing and supply chain that will produce the ES8 is already in place.The vehicle has been tested in Yakeshi in Inner Mongolia, where temperatures can reach -22 degrees Fahrenheit as well as Melbourne and Mildura, Australia where temperatures can reach over 104 degrees Fahrenheit.The ES8’s official launch will take place at the end of this year, with deliveries expected to begin next year.It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles.
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The traditional radio will soon be no longer.Modern radios have far greater choices, for example FM radio, internet radio, DAB and Bluetooth streaming.in other words all radio functions you need, in one and the same apparatus.And also you can use it as a wireless speaker to your phone.It differs from other Roberts Radio models in that it has a distinctly modern design.So that you can plug in one or several of the Roberts speakers in the R series to the same wireless network and play music in multiple rooms.
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When the infamous " the hacker group Shadow Brokers released its archive of weaknesses and cyber weapon freely to the public last week, there were certainly many who were sweaty.But if we are to believe Microsoft can their users relax, for all the weaknesses that revolve around their products should have been fixed.”most of The vulnerabilities that were revealed are weaknesses that have already been updated for our products, with support,” writes Phillip Misner, group manager in Microsoft's Security Response Center, in a blog post.In the blog post count Misner up the weaknesses related to Microsoft's products that were in the Shadow Brokers file and the updates that addressed the problems, the updates that have rolled out from October 2008 to march month in the year.However, there are three vulnerabilities that remain, according to Misner, but only for the Microsoft products that no longer receive support from the company.”It means that consumers running Windows 7 or newer versions of Windows, or Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange, is not at risk,” writes Phillip Misner and continues:
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the Swedish prime minister called prime minister Göran Persson and the world is dominated by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.Princess Diana dies in a car accident – and many of us are sitting glued in front of the Expedition Robinsson and the movie Titanic.the Pc has become so cheap that ordinary consumers can afford it, and at the same time so powerful that it is capable of both gaming and multimedia.in 1997, we begin to also connect up with us on the web at seriously.although We are referring to modem connections with a speed of 33.6 kilobits per second, but it is enough for us to be able to search for information on Altavista or chat with the celebrities in the Square.Previously datortidningarna mostly been about technology, but the PC for All focus instead on how you can have the benefit and pleasure of their gadgets.
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It sounds a little ridiculous to move just to save money on your loan, but the student loan burden is no joke.If you’re curious, Student Loan Hero has a calculator that will tell you how much you could potentially save.Student Loan Hero’s CEO, Andrew Josuweit, actually did this to save money on his own loan.He moved from New York City to Austin, Texas, a state with no income tax.With no state or municipal income taxes in his new city, relocating freed up around $15,640 of Josuweit’s income.Taking advantage of these tax savings and a 20 percent drop in living expenses, Josuweit used his newly freed-up money to make extra payments and knock out his remaining student loan balance.
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Throughout the ’90s, software development executives have considered offshore development as part of their cost management strategy to keep spending down.They did this by outsourcing many functions and projects to Ukraine, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, or Russia.On Friday morning last week, U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had already reached its congressionally mandated threshold of 85,000 visas for the new fiscal year, so we could see a massive bump in offshoring.After nearly two decades of expansion, software makers have learned a lot of lessons on what works and what doesn’t in offshore software development.When it comes to outsourcing, India pioneered the practice — with the size, skills, and maturity of its software talent pool, India became the destination for most companies seeking to offshore.However, despite its enormous talent pool, the cost savings came with countless shortcomings.Over the years, I’ve built engineering teams in Denver, Romania, Berlin, New York, and San Francisco, and each location has its own strengths and weaknesses.Technology hubs in New York and San Francisco have world class concentrations of tech talent, but they are also fiercely competitive markets where top engineers can call their own shots.Most recently I’ve been really pleased with Toronto’s engineering expansion initiative.
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This approach is a solution to security and control issues that prevented a purely digital currency from being successfully developed in the past.If you hear someone talking about one of these currencies, it’s almost certainly in a cryptocurrency format.While the process varies a little between different cryptocurrencies, they all follow the same general system.First, cryptocurrency chooses a base unit and how much that particular unit is worth when compared to other currencies (often, the U.S. dollar is used as a baseline).They try to represent debt registries, contracts, or the act of currency exchange itself.The units are carefully formed and preserved through algorithmic encryption, then linked together in vast chains of data, where the currency can be tracked and exchanged.
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Almost an entire year since Hulu first teased its plans to bring live TV to its streaming network, it appears like we may have more details of what the new service will be like — and how much it might cost.In addition to live broadcasts from a variety of networks, Hulu's upcoming live TV service may also include access to the service's on-demand content and Hulu Originals for $39.99 a month, according to sources at TechCrunch.Though Hulu has been light on official details, this amount would make the service competitive with other online cable alternatives like PlayStation Vue and Sling TV — especially considering that the content Hulu subscribers pay $7.99/month for separately may wind up included.The price also matches up with Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins' earlier claims that the service will stay under $40/month.However, that may not be the only cost for subscribers to consider, as it's reported Hulu will offer cloud DVR functionality separately, for a fee of under $20 a month.Meanwhile, the newly unveiled YouTube TV offers live TV, its own original content, and cloud DVR access for $35/month, giving Hulu a clear idea what the competition will be like.
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The Phantom 4 Advanced will take the place of the regular old Phantom 4, which will be discontinued on April 30th when the new version launches.The new drone will cost $1,349 – which is $50 less than what the original Phantom 4 started at.The Phantom 4 Advanced will borrow a bunch of features from the Phantom 4 Pro, which remains on sale for $1,499.Most notably, the new drone will take the same 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor that the Pro has.This will let the drone capture 4K video at 60fps.It will also get the intelligent flight modes that the Phantom 4 Pro has which let you pre-program your drone to fly certain routes or follow you around.
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(Reuters) — Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said it was asked to refund Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd a sum of $814.9 million in an arbitration settlement over royalties for certain past sales.U.S.-listed shares of BlackBerry were up about 16 percent at $8.94 in heavy premarket trading.Qualcomm was down about 1 percent at $54.81.The companies in 2016 decided to arbitrate a dispute over Qualcomm’s agreement to cap certain royalties applied to payments made by BlackBerry under a licensing deal.Qualcomm said on Wednesday it does not agree with the decision of an arbitration panel, but the payment is binding and not appealable.Qualcomm is also fighting a lawsuit filed by Apple Inc, accusing the company of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates.The U.S. government has accused Qualcomm of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones.BlackBerry said a final award including interest and reasonable attorneys’ fees will be issued after a hearing on May 30.Sullivan & Cromwell LLP represented BlackBerry in the proceeding.(Reporting by Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila and Maju Samuel)
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