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Jeff Bezos really wants to make space tourism a thing.According to a report by Reuters, the Amazon CEO’s rocket company, Blue Horizon, could begin shuttling humans into space as early as next year.The cost of the trip?A mere $200,000 to $300,000 per ticket.For the price of a decent house in most areas of the country, Bezos plans to propel wealthy adventurers more than 100 km (62 miles) into suborbital space in Blue Horizon‘s ‘New Shepard’ autonomous rocket.Once in space, travelers will experience a few minutes of weightlessness, as well as the curvature of Earth — take that, flat-Earthers — before bing shoved into a pressurized capsule with six observation windows and returned to their home planet.
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The Ring Video Doorbell is one of the most useful pieces of smart home tech, and you can get one for £59 less than usual thanks to Amazon Prime Day.A bundle of the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Chime is currently available for £149, instead of the normal price of £208.This is the higher-end 1080p version of the video doorbell too, making it all the more attractive.The doorbell hooks up wirelessly with the Chime add-on, which plays the actual doorbell sound in your house.You simply plug it into a socket.One of these smart door gadgets is just as useful when you’re out, though.
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Most of our Instagram voters said they would buy the Nex, while YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter voters mostly voted no.So, why wouldn’t our readers buy this phone?Most of the comments talked about the rip-off Apple software and the fact that it has a moving part, which means it’s more likely to break down over time.You can view the full poll results at this link.It may not be something you think about on a daily basis, but it’s an important question nonetheless — why are most voice assistants female?20 Scandals The Discovery Channel Tried To Hide From Viewers
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Teknikjätten Apple har tappat tre högt uppsatta chefer i Indien under de senaste veckorna på grund av bolagets svårigheter att få upp försäljningen i landet, enligt personer med insyn i ärendet.Positioner som berörs är bland annat försäljningschefen i landet.Apples indiska säljverksamhet är just nu inne i en omstruktureringsprocess, enligt en av källorna.Avhoppen är ett symptom på Apples haltande försäljning i Indien där höga tullar på importerade varor driver upp priserna vilket får de potentiella kunderna att välja billigare alternativ som Xiaomi och Samsung istället.Apple har en marknadsandel omkring 2 procent i Indien och sålde endast 3,2 miljoner Iphones under 2017, enligt Counterpoint Research.Under första halvåret i år såldes förre än en miljon enheter, enligt uppskattningar.
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For the last few years now, BMW has wrestled with the question of what it’ll mean to be a luxury car manufacturer in the age of electric cars, autonomous driving and rapidly changing — and increasing — customer expectations.For BMW, the answer is a renewed focus on technology and the in-car experience it enables, without forgetting its heritage in performance cars.“We build digital products and services that are meant to help us differentiate our core product, the car and generate revenue,” May said.“But these digital services also provide us with channels and touch points that allow us to now have a direct relationship with the customer on the sales side and talk to the customer directly.”In the car industry, however, the sales channel has traditionally been the dealership.Today, virtually every car manufacturer can’t talk directly to the customers because the customer belongs to the dealer, and because the different business units, like after sales, financial services, etc., aren’t unified and all try to talk to the customer separately.”
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The UK has regained its title as the top spot in Europe for venture capital investment in the second quarter of 2018.A total of £1.55bn of venture capital money was invested into UK businesses in the second quarter, spanning across 244 deals with artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity and biotech as the most popular sectors for investment.Data provided by KPMG revealed the UK accounted for 60 per cent of the region's top ten deals done in the last three months, including rounds for Revolut, Freeline Therapeutics, CMR Surgical, Liberis, Culture Trip and Crescendo Biologics.Additionally, London-based companies attracted the most capital of anywhere in Europe, with the most recent quarter breaking the record for the third-highest quarterly sum of venture money being invested into the city to date.Read more: The UK has been crowned the tech unicorn capital of EuropeThis is compared to a total of just over £1.1bn being invested into the UK the first quarter of this year.
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In advance of its Aug. 2 earnings call, GoPro released some highlights about sales for its Hero line of action cameras, including its passing the 30 million mark for the line in total since the original Hero launched in 2009.The company also says that its Heros have been the best-selling cameras overall continuously for almost six years in North America, and the Hero5 Black sold more than 4 million units faster than the Hero4 Silver, presumably the previous champ.None of this is surprising, as new ways to use them pop up regularly.The latest: a Hot Wheels mount called Zoom In.Notably absent from the highlights: numbers for the Hero6 Black, GoPro's most recent model, which launched last October.Maybe the company's saving news about that as a surprise for its earnings announcement.
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Bosch and Daimler have been working together to roll out future autonomous cars and have announced that they will source a new AI platform in that effort.Both companies will source the Drive Pegasus platform AI processors and software from NVIDIA.The tech will be used to help autonomous and automated vehicle navigate the complex environment of congested city streets.The Drive Pegasus platform will be provided under the contract that includes processors and software allowing the processing of vehicle-driving algorithms generated by Bosch and Daimler using machine learning methods.The ECU network will reach a computing capacity that can support hundreds of trillions of operations per second.The firms note that this is akin to the performance delivered by at least six synchronized and highly advanced desktop computer workstations.
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This week we’re serializing yet another episode from the After On Podcast here on Ars.The broader series is built around deep-dive interviews with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists, and it tends to be very tech- and science-heavy.You can access the excerpts on Ars via an embedded audio player, or by reading accompanying transcripts (both of which are below).Webb has probably spent more time than anyone on this planet—with the possible exception of Frank Drake—pondering a fascinating subject known as Fermi’s Paradox.This is the question of why can’t we detect any signs of intelligent alien life when we look to the skies.No signs of astro-engineering projects.
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Google announced that Google Pay and Google Pay Send will merge.Google Pay will also include boarding passes and event tickets.The updated Google Pay app is rolling out now.Today, Google announced a handful of features for Google Pay that might finally turn it into the company’s one-stop-shop mobile payments app for Android users.Currently, folks use Google Pay for NFC payments and Google Pay Send for peer-to-peer money transfers.With the update, you can use the main Google Pay app to send and request money.
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Today, chatbot and linguistic engineers have created algorithms that offer a unique solution for enterprises trying to address conversational system challenges like a patented hybrid approach.Additionally, a machine learning conversational system has no consistent personality, because the dialogue answers are all text fragments from different sources.From a business point of view, this misses the opportunity to position the company through identifiable brand values.Below are five ways that companies can begin to implement AI and chatbots for better business results.One of the key considerations in choosing a conversational AI platform is data.Their individual preferences, views, opinions, feelings, inclinations, and more are all part of the conversation.
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Cheaper diesel prices after leading bensinbolagets price reduction.Leading fuel companies lowers the price of diesel by ten cents per litre.After the cut is target price for a gallon of diesel fuel at manned stations, 15:71 sek.the Prices of gasoline and ethanol was left unchanged at 15 sek 91 (95 octane) and 10:46 crowns per liter.
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A Gartner report published in January said that within four years, your devices will “know more about your emotional state than your own family.”Deep learning has advanced emotion detection from basic emotions such as happiness, surprise, anger, sadness, fear and disgust to more than 20 more subtle emotions that include awe, happy surprise and hate.The University of Ohio developed a program that recognizes 21 emotions based on facial expressions in photographs.Cogito’s AI software, which is based extensively on behavioral science research from MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab, analyzes the emotional state of customers and gives instant feedback to human call center agents, enabling them to empathize more easily with customers.Companies such as Affectiva and Realeyes offer cloud-based solutions that use webcams to track facial expressions and heart rate (by detecting the pulse in the skin of the face).The companies are looking to expand into other fields, such as healthcare, where automated call centers might detect depression or pain in the voice of the caller, even if the caller doesn’t express it verbally.
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Defence Secretary blasted for lackadaisical approach to cybersecurityFrom getting shut down in a live interview for failing to answer a repeated question, to admitting he shared a tryst with a married colleague in his previous job as a fireplace salesman, British defence secretary Gavin Williamson has attracted ample publicity in recent months; not all of it favourable.But his interruption by Apple’s virtual assistant Siri today while addressing Parliament as part of a counter-Daesh” update, left security professionals astounded.Interrupting the Defence Secretary mid-flow, his phone, picking up on a verbal queue, today piped up: “Hi Gavin, I found something on the web for: ‘In Syria, democratic forces supported by coalition…”“What a very rum business that is” the Defence Secretary said, amid perplexed laughter.“It’s very rare that you are heckled by your own mobile phone.”
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Ni har säkert klart för er hur ni ska räkna på kostnader, resultat och lönsamhet på ditt företag.Men väljer ni alltid det bästa sättet i varje situation?Och räknar alla på företaget likadant?Det kan vara värt att tänka på, i stället för de gamla vanliga problemen.Ett av Infoworlds resonemang gäller förenklat hur kostnader för mjukvara för molntjänster hanteras vad gäller skatter i USA.I korthet handlar det om att bedömningen för hur licenskostnader ska hanteras ska förändras.
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Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents.These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.Over the past week, Realty Mogul completes its first-ever crowdfunding project in New York raising $1.6 million, EnerKnol announces the third annual New York Energy Week, VoteTocracy announces launch of its new Google Chrome extension, ReadyPulse acquires $5M in series A Funding, and more Grad News.For more information on ReadyPulse be sure to checkout out their story.Below is a roundup of recent Founder Institute Graduates in the news:ReadyPulse has received $5 million in Series A Funding: ReadyPulse Receives $5M in Series A Funding Delivering the Future of Inspirational Marketing (Business Wire): ReadyPulse, a Seattle Graduate, is an enterprise software platform using patented tech to surface high quality, authorized social content from brand ambassadors.
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The Computer Technology Review is a news portal that has been covering the best of IT, specializing in storage, cloud computing, virtualization, data protection, security and leading edge innovation since 1980.The Spikes Security Browser Isolation System was reviewed and selected by Computer Technology Review as a winner of an MVP Award, recognizing leaders within the IT security space.It won the prestigious publication's 2015 Most Valuable Products list based on criteria such as solution effectiveness, innovation and usability.The report was originally featured in an article titled, “Spikes Security Browser Isolation System".We're of course honored that Computer Technology Review understands both the importance of better safeguarding the enterprise, and the advanced performance and security our Browser Isolation System delivers.”Spikes Security and its founder Branden Spikes are graduates of the Bay Area Founder Institute.
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If you're in the market for a top Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Google Pixel 2 are probably on your list of considerations.That would depend on what you want from a phone and how much you're willing to spend to get it.Though I love its pocketable 5-inch size (there seriously needs to be a resurgence of smaller, high-powered phones), its attractive pale blue variant and its sturdiness, the Pixel 2 looks anything but sleek.With Google Lens and Bixby Vision built-in respectively, both phones can also look up visual items like identify landmarks or scan barcodes.As our benchmark results show, it comfortably beat the Pixel 2 -- which has a Snapdragon 835 processor -- on our benchmark tests.When it comes to day-to-day usage like firing up the camera, quitting apps and scrolling through web pages, I didn't discern any difference in speed between the two, and the Pixel 2 is as responsive today as it was on day 1.
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Samsung has sent out invitations to their Unpacked event which will take place on August 9th.Of the video judging, where we get to see a hovering S-Pen, so it's probably no doubt that it is the Galaxy Note 9, which will be presented.the Rumors said that Note 9 will get the same upgrade as the S9 from S8.That is to say, for example, focus on the improved camera in front of the completely remade design.we take a Look at the video clip above we see also a new color on the pen, which may mean a completely new color on your phone also?The 9th of August we shall just have to see what's to come.
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Nearly 20 years ago, Budweiser introduced one of its most memorable (and absurd) campaigns, “Whassup,” to the nation.Today, the company is reviving the iconic piece of marketing, but this time, there’s another man—er, brand spokesman—the Burger King himself, shouting “Whassup.”The retooled campaign, from agencies David in Miami and MullenLowe, is meant to “introduce a new generation to the unforgettable catchphrase ‘Whassup,'” according to a spokeswoman.To make sure “Whassup” makes a true comeback, Budweiser has also created a new skill for Alexa that’s launching today.If you say, “Alexa, tell Budweiser Whassup,” Alexa will reply, “Whassup.”Of course, bringing back “Whassup,” something Burger King pitched to Budweiser, has a purpose: promoting a new sandwich, The American Brewhouse King.
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