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Would you implant a chip in your body for convenience?: At CES 2017, DT s Drew Prindle went above and beyond what most of us would do.Live from our coverage, he had two different chips implanted in his hand!Today we ll follow up and tell you what they do, if they are actually working and maybe he can explain why he did it.What tech will you buy in 2017?: This is going to be a huge year for technological advancements.
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Nintendos nya spelkonsol Switch är snart här, och redan på första dagen finns Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild att köpa.Spelet väntas bli en riktig killer app för Switch, men de som redan har en Wii U kan fundera på att välja den versionen istället.Skillnaden mellan Breath of the Wild på Wii U och Switch blir nämligen ganska liten, avslöjar IGN.Wii U visar som vanligt spelet i 720p-upplösning med 30 bilder per sekund, men Switch får varken 1080p eller 60 bilder per sekund utan blygsamma 900p nej vi har inte heller hört talas om den upplösningen och 30 bilder per sekund.Därutöver får Switch-versionen mer avancerade ljudeffekter från naturen, som gräs, vatten och fotsteg.I ett spel där miljön spelar så stor roll är det säkert värdefullt, men kanske inte värt att köpa en ny spelkonsol för.
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WASHINGTON Reuters - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones.The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips to impose "onerous" supply and licensing terms on cellphone manufacturers and to weaken competitors.Qualcomm said in a statement that it would "vigorously contest" the complaint and denied FTC allegations that it threatened to withhold chips in order to collect unreasonable licensing fees.Qualcomm shares fell 4 percent to $64.19 on Tuesday.The complaint is likely the agency's last major action under current Democratic Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, who will step down Feb. 10, and comes just days before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday.Trump is expected to name Republican Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen as acting FTC chairwoman and will fill three vacancies that will reshape the agency.
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Paris-based Renault has introduced an electric version of the Master, a full-size van that competes against the Euro-spec versions of the Ford Transit and the Ram ProMaster.The battery-powered van was introduced during the Brussels Auto Show.The motor is located in the Master s engine bay, while the pack is shoe-horned under the cabin in the space normally occupied by the fuel tank in order to retain the diesel-powered Master s full cargo capacity.Buyers can expect a charge to last for 124 miles, though the European testing cycle for electric vehicles is notoriously optimistic.is hardly a long-range electric vehicle, but Renault explains it was developed specifically for businesses that primarily operate in big cities, and local governments who only need to drive a few dozen miles a day.A full charge takes six hours.
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When corporation tax was decreased markedly in 2014, fears tax revenue losses were on the surface.the tax administration's statistics revealed that the tax-net accumulation has grown a steady trend upwards in 2015 and 2016.In 2016, the community of income tax accrued in January–November a total of around 4.7 billion euros, and it was 263 million, or nearly six per cent higher than a year earlier.the Year 2015, the corporate income tax accrued in January–November a total of around eur 4.4 billion.It was eur 424 million, or 11% more than in 2014, when corporate tax revenue begins to decline.EK:no tax expert Virpi Pasanen and a leading economist Penna Urrila recall that the general small cyclical upturn has contributed to increased tax revenue.
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If you have big plans for the year, you want to turn them into actionable tasks to ensure they actually get done.One way to do this?Focus on one resolution a month.Whether it s a habit you want to change, a skill you want to learn, or just some other milestone you want to accomplish, it can be tough to juggle more than one goal simultaneously.Over at Puttylike, writer Joanna James Lynn discusses her goal to complete twelve projects in twelve months.It s a fun challenge, but even if you don t have twelve things you want to finish this year, it s also a useful tactic for goal-setting:
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Making it to Top 100 Startup BlogsIt s a fun task to be building an analogue product in the digital era.Especially when you do it proudly offline just like offline.click and the first recognition comes for doing the Top 100 Startup Blog on the web.Borrowing a quote Finnish history: We had not requested this, and it came as a surprise to us.Thank You Feedspot for the acknowledgement.
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the Parliament's legal commission for the whole EU covering the provisions for the creation, guaranteeing that robotics and artificial intelligence economic potential and adequate security.in Europe is to create a robotics and artificial intelligence-focused agency, which would serve as a technical, ethical and legislative expert.designers should, for example, to ensure that each robot has a kill switch , which it can if necessary be stopped completely.the Uniform rules are needed in parliament's view, especially self-driving cars.in the Future should also be considered whether to give robots legal status of electronic persons .the Front has a robots, bots, androids and other artificial intelligence manifestations initiated by the society, all strata on the industrial revolution .
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There is little doubt the lurid, unverified, accusation that President-elect Donald Trump has a fondness for hiring escorts to partake in urine-based sex acts caused a splash.Yet many more headed straight to Pornhub, one of the world's well-known adult websites, for the truth about "golden showers", "watersports", "piss-play" and other popular fetishes.It found people searching for "golden shower" increased by 102% compared to the usual daily average and that searches for "watersports" increased by over 70%.Other popular related terms included "piss", "pissing" and "pee".Meanwhile, "watersports" ranked 6th overall.The demographic most likely to search for golden showers is men over the age of 65, according to a Pornhub graph compiled on the term.
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For the past decade, many small business marketers have taken an If you build it, they will come approach to Facebook.They share engaging content, encourage conversation, and optimize their Facebook page to meet their goals.Unfortunately, too often the expected outcome doesn t quite match the reality:Facebook has an average of 1.71 billion active users a month—that s an audience worth addressing.Yet business owners struggle to convert Facebook users into organic traffic to their websites.Business app discovery platform GetApp recently surveyed 500 owners of small and medium-sized businesses.
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Researchers with Duke University have detailed a new project in which salmonella was successfully tapped to target cancerous brain tumors.According to the university, biomedical engineers set their sights on a solution for one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, the glioblastoma.Patients have only a 10-percent chance of surviving five years following their diagnoses of this cancer, but a potential new treatment may double those numbers.Glioblastomas are difficult to treat due to a proactive sheath around the brain called the blood-brain barrier — while great at protecting the brain, it also inhibits any potential drug-based treatments.This leaves patients with only surgery as the best treatment option, but surgical tumor removal often leaves behind minuscule bits of tumor tissue that eventually grow into new tumors.Researchers with Duke University have decided to tackle the issue, and they turned to an unlikely place: salmonella typhimurium bacteria.
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Så kan arbetsgivare göra för att hindra anställda från att jobba på fritiden.Vad hjälper lagen när anställda ändå vägrar logga ut och koppla av?Här är exempel på vad företag fått ta till för att värna medarbetares hälsa och fritid.Det har arbetsgivare infört för att få bukt med medarbetares stress och risken för utmattningssyndrom efter överdrivet arbete.Som Ingenjörskarriär tidigare berättat infördes Frankrike den 1 januari en ny lag som ger anställda rätt att logga ut från jobbet under fritiden.Franska Le Monde beskriver initiativ som uppmuntrar till avkopplade anställda.
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It may have taken the rest of the world by storm, but Pokémon Go is nowhere to be found in China.And based on the latest reports, it s going to stay that way.According to Reuters, Nintendo s hugely popular augmented reality game will not make its way to China, as government officials have indicated they will not license it or similar apps until potential security risks had been evaluated.If you re one of the few people who isn t familiar with the app or are living in China , Pokémon Go is more than a nostalgic look back at one of your favorite childhood games.Rather, the AR app has encouraged movement and activity with its location-based setup, which requires players to quite literally hunt and capture Pokémon.And while it was initially lauded for its ability to combat sedentary lifestyles and actually get players out and about in the world, Pokémon Go has also seen its fair share of controversy.
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Russian cyberspies also targeted computers from state-level Republican groups and stole information from local voter registration records, FBI director James Comey said."There were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly at the state-level on the Republican side," Comey said during a senate committee hearing on Tuesday.He and three U.S. intelligence chiefs spoke at the hearing, following their Friday report accused the Kremlin of ordering a covert campaign that helped boost incoming President Donald Trump's election chances.As part of that campaign, the hackers stole sensitive files from the Democratic National Committee, in addition to an aide to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and leaked them online."But there s no doubt the Russians attacked, intruded, and took data from some of those systems.""Someone shows up to vote and your address is different," he said.
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Talk about a sweet career transition: from President of the United States to President of Spotify s Playlists.Spotify, the 8-year-old music-streaming service based in Sweden, is looking for a sort of POTUS of pop charts.And it has put up a presumably tongue-in-cheek  job posting on its website, targeted squarely at the music-loving outgoing leader of the free world.Which makes sense, because Obama, after all, has curated his own playlists on Spotify for the past two years.And he s good at it: The listening world responded enthusiastically, pushing his song list to the top of the charts.Think the Beach Boys Good Vibrations, U Got the Look by Prince and Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin.Obama has also shown an interest in working for the Swedish streamers, reportedly joking to someone at a party last week about his post-POTUS plans and saying I m still waiting for my job at Spotify.On Monday, Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek tweeted the job opening at the president:So what exactly does the position entail?Simple, says Spotify: You will be overseeing our music curation and playlists team, across offices around the world.
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Tim Cook to receive 15% less compensation compared to 2015.The chief executive of iPhone maker Apple will receive a pay cut, as the company failed to reach its annual sales target last year.As a result, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, will face a 15% cut in his compensation for 2016, according to a company s filing.Despite an increase in his salary to $3m last year compared to $2m in 2015, Cook s compensation was hit by a drop in his cash bonus.The annual cash bonus paid out to Cook fell to $5.4m in 2016 from $8m in the previous year.Overall, his compensation stood at $8.7m last year, while it was $10.3m in 2015.
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The Q8 concept isn t the only new model that Audi is displaying at this year s Detroit Auto Show.The German brand is also showcasing the SQ5, a high-end sports car trapped in the body of a family crossover.The SQ5 is based on the second-generation Q5 that made its public debut last year during the Paris show.It ditches the standard model s 2.0-liter TFSI engine for a turbocharged, 3.0-liter V6 rated at 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.Power is transferred to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles and a sport-tuned version of Audi s time-tested quattro all-wheel drive system.More: Audi s 2017 A3 e-tron goes high tech, still easy on fuel
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I always enjoy watching Pranay Patwardhan s short animation summaries of the previous year because I can t wait to see what event happens to morph into what animation next.It s not a comprehensive look back at what happened I mean, it wraps up in under a minute , and let s move the heck on already, but you definitely get the overall gist of the major events of 2016.And there were a lot.There was a lot of bad and too many good-byes last year, but detecting gravitational waves was actually pretty damn cool, so hopefully I ll try to remember that more as we put last year in the rear view.Events in order of appearance: David Bowie 1947 - 2016 - Detection of gravitational waves - Panama papers revelation - SpaceX lands rocket at sea - Muhammad Ali 1942 - 2016 - Brexit - Pokemon Go - Rio Olympics - Chapecoense plane crash - US presidential election - Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016
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A crowdfunded dustbin gadget that logs the items you throw away is on show at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.The idea is to help create shopping lists.We were fairly dismissive of the idea in our CES preview feature.So GeniCan invited Chris Foxx to its stand to convince him otherwise.Follow all our CES coverage at bbc.co.uk/ces2017
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Xiaomi may have made its first CES appearance today, but the Chinese company still leaves US consumers frustrated at being able to see – but not buy – its well-designed wares.That s particularly the case with the new Xiaomi Mi TV 4, the firm s latest television line-up.At just 4.9mm thick at its thinnest, and with a modular design that might make future upgrades less of a hassle, it manages to stand out even at a CES that has been punctuated with eye-catching TVs.What makes the Mi TV 4 range notable is, of course, the design.The thinness helps, undoubtedly, with the processing section only extending less than a third up the way of the display, and what remains being thinner than an iPhone 7.But there s more to it than just that, like Xiaomi s slender legs, full metal back cover that leaves the rear of the set looking good even if on display in the middle of a room, and the matching speaker bar.
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