It will be the shipyard Armon Shipyard that will build the Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute and the Swedish riksdag (parliament) new ocean-going research vessels.the Contract was signed on Thursday, and includes 38.6 million euros.the Swedish government has in the previous decision set aside 430 million for the new vessel.The new ship – which has not received a name yet – will be 69 metres long.It replaces the Argos, which was scrapped in 2011 due to asbestproblem.since Then, the SMHI and SLU received rent other nordic research vessel.
VR films are getting serious and artistic.That s what we ll discover with the launch of Dear Angelica, a new virtual reality film from Oculus Story Studio, the VR film division of Facebook s Oculus.Dear Angelica premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival, and it will be available for Rift on the Oculus Store later today.Dear Angelica tells the story of a mother Angelica and her daughter, with the vocal talent of Geena Davis and Mae Whitman.A story of grief and loss, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of painted memories — a visually stunning technique made possible by a new tool called Quill.The artistic style is meant to increase our empathy for Angelica s daughter as we re fluidly pulled through her imagination to experience her adventures and poignant recollections.This effect is heightened by art director Wesley Allsbrook, who painted every scene entirely by hand.The first animated experience created entirely in VR, Dear Angelica marks the beginning of VR s adoption as a medium for both creation and consumption, Oculus said.Quill, available for free, lets you create art with your hands through the Oculus Touch controllers.This makes makes it possible for artists and filmmakers to work entirely in VR to bring a narrative to life more quickly than with traditional means.The scenes construct themselves around you as individual strokes are rendered in real time for an interactive viewing experience unlike anything you ve ever seen.As you watch Dear Angelica unfold, you can pause and explore, giving you a vantage point all your own, Oculus said.Oculus hopes that Dear Angelica will lead to an alternative, more accessible way to tell visual stories.The Oculus Story Studio won an Emmy last year for the VR animated short Henry.
While you ve been able to change the default install folder in Steam for a while, moving games you ve already installed has been a pain.Valve seems ready to fix that with a new feature that lets you move games with a couple clicks.The new feature is reportedly showing up for several users in the latest Steam client update, though I was unable to confirm on my own account.This may be a quiet rollout that Steam is testing.However, if it s rolling out to everyone it will be a welcome feature.To move your install folder for a game, follow these steps:
Microsoft s Nic Fillingham said on Thursday that customers subscribing to Windows 10 Enterprise through the Cloud Solution Provider program CSP or Microsoft s volume licensing program can now upgrade devices running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Enterprise without having to purchase separate upgrade licenses.This free upgrade applies to customers subscribed to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5, and Secure Productive Enterprise E3 and E5.Microsoft introduced subscription plans for Windows 10 Enterprise during the summer of 2016.The E3 version costs $7 per user per month or $85 per user per year , and consists of Windows 10 Enterprise, the ability to freely deploy the license across five of the user s devices, and the option to revert back to Windows 10 Pro when the subscription expires or is transferred to another user.As for Windows 10 Enterprise E5, this subscription costs $14 per user per month or $168 per user per year , and builds on the cheaper E3 plan by adding Microsoft s Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service.As with the E3 subscription model, the E5 plan is provided through Microsoft s volume licensing program, and through its Cloud Solution Provider partners.
The e-commerce platform company just opened its second Toronto office, Shopify R located in the city s downtown, a short walk from its primary headquarters in the commerce capital of the country.Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the opening, hailing the city as one that welcomes disruption, and praising Shopify as a key ingredient in terms of attracting and keeping talent to the area.Shopify s new digs are very similar to its existing space in the city, with high ceilings, huge wooden beams and communal work spaces.Shopify has intentionally drawn on the example of Google in developing its internal culture, and it shows in its approach to office design, with free catered lunches, in-house activities and plenty of employee-focused events.Floors blend into one another, including with a wide, shallow staircase that doubles as stadium-style seating for town halls and other meetings.Presenters also included a small group of Shopify s leadership team, including Chief Marketing Officer Craig Miller; VP of Product Satish Kanwar; Director of Engineering Stergios Anastasiadis; and Director of UX Monika Piotrowicz, all of whom fit the profile of the relatively youthful executive also exemplified by Google s work culture matrix.
Keep yr Digits for now, fam ... we're goodGoogle is set to acquire Twitter's mobile app development platform, Fabric, and assimilate its team within its own development platform, Firebase.The terms of the acquisition have not been revealed, but the Fabric team will join Google's Developer Products Group, working with Google's Firebase team which also offers a mobile and online app development platform.Fabric was launched by Crashlytics back in 2014, a year after that company had itself been acquired by Twitter.The chirpy folk had shelled out just over $38m in common stock to acquire Crashlytics, plus stock options which valued the deal at over $100m.At the time, Fabric was touted as a modular SDK which would allow developers to select from a suite of specific tools to improve their apps, and is now reported to serve roughly 580,000 developers' apps reaching roughly 2.5 billion users.
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done.Here were the top downloads from this week.Etcher Is the Easiest Way to Make a Raspberry Pi SD CardWindows/Mac/Linux: While it s gotten easier over the years to make a Raspberry Pi SD card, it s still a little confusing for people new to the idea of burning images.If you ve ever tried to root your Android phone or flash a ROM, you may have heard about ADB and/or fastboot.Still, you have some good ones to choose from.
Jupiter is the undisputed big dog in our solar system.It s so huge that even if you took all the other planets in our solar system and combined them, Jupiter would still be two-and-a-half times bigger than that.So when astronomers announce that they ve discovered a planet that s a whopping 66 percent more massive than Jupiter, you have an idea of just how huge that is.But what s particularly interesting about the newly-discovered alien world named TAP 26 b is that it s not a frigid ball of gas like our Jupiter; it s boiling hot.TAP 26 b is thought to be roughly 480 light years away, which isn t really all that far, and that s why researchers were able to detect it in the first place.Using the CFHT telescope located in Hawaii, a team led by Toulouse University s Liang Yu observed the star called TAP 26 and were able to spot the telltale signs of a planet.
Back on December 7, 2016, Abhishek Singh promised Reddit that he was building a robot that would respond to commands with GIFs.The post itself was a series of GIFs and photos showing the blueprints, design stages and components.On Thursday, Singh released a video showing the fully functioning robot, named Peeqo, fitted with voice commands, emotive responses, and even the ability to sync with Spotify and play your music requests.
I've just started last November, no real budget for marketing so I've just been giving out business cards locally, Still hasn't shown up on Google but that will take time.My main pitch is that around where I live Dublin web agencies are either ridiculously expensive or not very good at what they do their work, and their own sites, are usually pretty rough around the edges .However I think I provide very modern and fast sites, take my own as an example for a very, very fair price.I have joined meetups.com and I'm going to go to some web meetups to network a bit.Is there anything else I can do?I'm not getting much engagement on my site according to my analytics .
The Falcon 9 first stage approaches Just Read the Instructions in the Atlantic Ocean after successfully launching CRS-6 to the International Space Station, April 14, 2015.In December the chairman of NASA s advisory committee on the space station, Gen. Thomas Stafford, expressed his panel s fears about the safety of load and go to the agency s senior management.There is a unanimous, and strong, feeling by the committee that scheduling the crew to be on board Dragon spacecraft prior to loading oxidizer into the rocket is contrary to booster safety criteria that has been in place for over 50 years, both in this country and internationally, .
Det framgår av en undersökning som genomförts av Quinnipiac University.Det egna lägret är kluvet till hans twittrande men fler är ändå positiva än negativa.Av de som röstat republikanskt uppgav 49 procent att han borde behålla kontot, jämfört med 45 procent som anser att inte bör ha kvar det, återger UPI.I kategorin 18-34 år är det hela 71 procent som anser att han inte bör behålla kontot, jämfört med 26 procent som anser att han borde fortsätta.899 väljare ingick in undersökningen som genomfördes mellan 5-9 januari.Felmarginalen anges till plus minus 3,3 procentenheter.
When Sixense previewed MakeVR, its immersive 3D-modeling platform, a couple years ago, we were impressed.Equipped with Sixense s proprietary hardware, we could make CAD models from within a virtual reality environment — grabbing, moving, and snapping objects together as we saw fit.It wasn t perfect but it was promising.Well, we re excited to say that Sixense has refined and finalized its platform.Best of all, it s made MakeVR compatible with the HTC Vive, opening it up to a much broader audience, from professional game developers to amateur architects and everyone in between.MakeVR is designed to allow everyday users the ability to do simple and complex 3D modeling, Steve Hansted, director of business development and product manager of MakeVR, told Digital Trends at CES 2017.
Apple has been awarded a patent specifically referencing devices which have ''a display that may occupy the entire front face," the patent's document says.Specifically, the patent which we first spotted on Apple Insider is for "electronic devices having displays with openings," behind which electronic components — such as a camera, a speaker, or a microphone — are mounted, forming a window.This would allow Apple to design a smartphone with a borderless display, a feature rumoured to be part of the re-designed premium "iPhone 8," potentially named the iPhone 10, expected to launch later this year.The patent also adds to the rumour that the next-generation iPhone, which leaked manufacturing documents suggest is internally codenamed "Ferrari," will feature a glass-sandwich design glass at the front and back of the phone .The patent says: "For example, the rear of device 10 shown in the top image may be formed from a planar housing structure such as a planar glass member."It also discusses a new potential feature — that one or more of these display openings "may form a window circled in the image below through which a user of the device may view an external object objected 134 ," and that "display pixels in the window region may be used in forming a heads-up display."That would mean the user would see a digital image on top of the physical object 134 when looking through the window, which Apple Insider says: "If implemented into a future iPhone ... could be Apple's first foray into augmented reality AR ... the system could theoretically go beyond AR and into mixed reality." It's important to note that Apple files and is granted patents regularly and this does not confirm it will implement any of the technology it has patented.The images it uses in its patent applications are merely illustrative.SEE ALSO: Apple is rumoured to be swapping aluminum for stainless steel in the iPhone 8NOW WATCH: An exercise scientist reveals exactly how long you need to work out to get in great shapeLoading video...
If there s one thing more terrifying than conventional military drones, it s a swarm of tiny military drones which share a distributed brain.The US Department of Defense has released footage above that shows three fighter jets releasing 103 Perdix drones in a test over California last October.Each of the units has a wingspan of just 30cm and they re believed to be designed to dodge air defence systems in order to gather intelligence.William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office, told the BBC: Because every Perdix communicates and collaborates with every other Perdix, the swarm has no leader and can gracefully adapt to drones entering or exiting the team.The Americans aren t the only government developing the technology.Last year the Chinese showed off their own swarm of larger, fixed-wing drones.
Snap Inc, the company behind photo and video-sharing app Snapchat, has chosen the UK as the home for its new international headquarters.The social media start-up will establish a base of operations in London that will act as a hub for all its business dealings outside of the US.The decision by Snapchat to establish headquarters in the UK capital is seen as a massive win for post-Brexit Britain, amidst fears that businesses will drift away from the UK in order to remain part of the European Single Market.Claire Valoti, general manager of Snap Group Limited in the UK, said the UK was "a great place to build a global business".The start-up will establish its international HQ near to its existing offices in Soho in London's West End, where revenues from the UK and countries where Snapchat has no local presence will be booked.While Snapchat has yet to turn a profit, the company plans to float itself on the stock market this year with a valuation of up to $25bn £20.5bn, €23.6bn .
Apple on Monday pulled an app from the App Store called Finder for AirPods, which could help you find one of your two wireless AirPods in case you misplaced or lost one.One member of the app's development team, named Deucks, posted part of an alleged email conversation with Apple regarding the takedown of the app on Reddit:"They didn't find anything wrong with the app itself, but rather they they sic didn't like the 'concept' of people finding their Airpods and hence was deemed 'not appropriate for the App Store'."Business Insider has reached out to Deucks, the development team, and Apple for further comment, but we haven't heard back yet.It's unclear why Apple pulled the app, as it received positive reviews and was being touted as a genuinely helpful app.It used the Bluetooth connection between Apple's AirPods and your iPhone to indicate how close you were to the missing AirPod s .The stronger the Bluetooth signal, the closer you were, which helped narrow down your search to a specific area instead of turning your place upside down.Without the app, the only option after losing AirPods – and not finding them – is to buy replacements for $69 per earphone, or to buy the entire set all over again for $159.The app was a good solution that cost only $4 from the App Store.We're not sure if Apple's alleged statement posted on Reddit is legitimate, but if it is, it doesn't sound like a good reason to pull the app.Of course, Apple owns the App Store and can do whatever it wants with it, but Apple did approve this app to begin with, and the "concept" of finding lost AirPods seems like a quality service that Apple, or some third party, should provide, especially considering the pricey alternative of buying replacements.
CES 2017 has yielded all manner of technology innovation, from TVs to concept cars."Well, it's a pregnancy wearable, son, you complete moron."It's Wi-Fi-equipped, comes with a projector, and apparently has "human-like movements".Apart from sounding utterly terrifying, it's still unclear just what Panasonic's robot egg is supposed to be.Why is it in the shape of an egg?Willow – the smart breast pump
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Soundbars are a great way to improve upon your TVs lackluster sound without all of the effort of setting up a full surround-sound setup, but even soundbars can still take up more space than you d like.Not to mention, while soundbars are generally cheaper than a full surround sound system, they can still sell for more than some people want to spend.Polk Audio aims to solve both of those problems with its new Signa S1 soundbar, which measures less than 2 inches tall and sells for less than $180.As the sound bar market continues to heat up, Polk Audio has placed an emphasis on providing a range of solutions that pair the latest technologies and form factors alongside Polk Audio s heritage great sound, Polk audio global brand director Michael Greco said in a statement.In an effort to round out Polk Audio s already large family of sound bar solutions, the Signa S1 is aimed at reaching users who seek great sounding, high-value solutions at an achievable price point.The company claims that the Signa S1 rivals sound bars that cost as much as two or three times its price, thanks to included features like Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound decoding and Voice Adjust.