Microsoft's unveiling of the Surface Hub 2 in May this year provoked a very positive reaction.So much so that the company says it's going to shake up its plans with a staggered launch.The Surface Hub 2 as originally envisaged is a 50.5-inch 4K display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a webcam, and a touchscreen.It builds on the existing Surface Hub in a couple of key areas: the whole screen can rotate to be used in either orientation; multiple devices can be tiled together to build a giant screen that operates as one; and its software will support multiple user accounts.That's still ultimately the plan, but the way it's going to be delivered is a little more complicated.In the second quarter of 2019, Microsoft will release the Surface Hub 2S.
While brands have experimented with augmented reality on surfaces ranging from murals to milk cartons, a Finnish pop star is using the technology to layer herself into a comic book.To promote her sold-out show next month, Sanni, one of Finland’s favorite artists, and her label Warner Music Finland decided to insert her into Finland’s Aku Ankka magazine (Donald Duck in English).Along with a comic version of herself appearing on a recent cover, the singer—whose real name is Sanni Mari Elina Kurkisuo—also made a surprise appearance inside the issue.If readers scan a page of the magazine with an app, an augmented reality video of Sanni appears on their smart phone screen asking them to enter to win tickets.The technology and the campaign, paid for by Warner Music Finland, was a success according to Aku Ankka editor in chief Aki Hyyppä, with 40,000 readers downloading and using the app.(Hyyppä said he expects the campaign will be the first of many times the magazine experiments with AR.)
The image above shows Apple's iPhone lineup for 2018, which includes the three new iPhones introduced this month: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.Apple quietly discontinued a few older iPhones to make room for the new models.Apple no longer sells the iPhone 6S, iPhone X, and most notably, the iPhone SE.The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, which featured the body of the iPhone 5S but the internals of an iPhone 6S.Though it didn't have the big and flashy high-definition screens of modern smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy phones, the iPhone SE offered great performance in an adorable package.But the iPhone SE wasn't just a "small phone" — it provided an alternative for people who didn't want to buy a large -screened iPhone.
Tidal, som konkurrerar med bland andra Spotify och Apple Music och har rapparen Jay-Z som största ägare, gjorde en förlust på motsvarande drygt 30 miljoner kronor i Europa förra året.Det framgår av bolagets nyligen framlagda årsredovisning, skriver norska Dagens Næringsliv.Såväl Jay-Z som övriga ägare väntas tillföra nytt kapital till bolaget.Tidal hade under fjolåret intäkter på motsvarande 849 miljoner kronor i Europa, vilket var en liten ökning jämfört med året dessförinnan.Bolaget skapades ur det tidigare Stockholmsnoterade Aspiro, som köptes ut från börsen 2015.Läs mer: Världsartisternas Spotify-konkurrent manipulerade sina lyssningar
The stainless steel bezel resists chips and scratches, while the silicone band is thick enough that it won’t break easily.You can choose to skip this question or turn this “feeling” feature off completely.Similar to the Fenix 5X Plus, the only time we encountered any issues was when we were swimming in open water.In the example above, we swam a loop with the same start and end point, which is not reflected in the recorded track.When the watch goes underwater, the GPS signal is attenuated and tracking points are not as accurate as they should be.The Suunto 9 expands beyond hard-core workout data and embraces the softer side of fitness tracking.
Over two million people around China have fallen prey to a scam in which they were offered free Huawei products, only to have to pay excessive fees for delivery and handling.Users said they had seen an offer for Huawei’s wearable band on what they thought was the company’s website, and signed up, according to The Paper (in Chinese).Once the products were delivered, they were required to pay RMB 29 for logistics, storage, and labor, filling the fraudsters coffers.The scammers, who were based in Harbin, made a total of RMB 80 million from the operation.According to a police investigation, they had run similar schemes since 2015 by offering free clothes, shoes, and watches to unsuspecting victims, who were then later forced to pay delivery fees.However, from June 2018 they moved on to Huawei bands.
Larry Page once led a project at Google called 'Heliox,' which aimed to create a Hyperloop-style plastic tube that would use a mixture of gases to propel bicyclists down a track, according to a Bloomberg report.The tube was meant to be positioned hundreds of feet in the air, and would stretch 35 miles — from Google's office in Mountain View to San Francisco.The project never came to fruition, but it's a good example of the sometimes far-fetched ideas that Page has been known to pursue at the company he cofounded.While Elon Musk's Boring Company digs underground tunnels for ultra-high-speed Hyperloop transport, Google cofounder Larry Page once had visions of using similar technology to propel bicyclists through the sky.Bloomberg reports that Page, the cofounder of Google and the CEO of its parent company Alphabet, previously led a Google project, codenamed Heliox — an ambitious plan to build a plastic tube, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, that would use a mixture of helium and oxygen to propel cyclists at incredibly high speeds.The project, which began in 2015, never came to fruition, but the team was working out of a former NASA hangar where they built a prototype, per the report.
Ludicrous claims have been made from both sides of the Brexit debate, but now the so-called ‘Project Fear’ is aiming to scare UK telecoms consumers.The latest claim is a return to the dark old days of mobile roaming charges.Ending roaming charges around Europe is touted as one of the EU’s proudest achievements for citizens.It’s been welcomed by consumers who shudder at the ‘bill shock’ they once had after even a quick trip around the continent.With it becoming harder for operators to differentiate their offerings, the removal of roaming charges became essential.Users could use their allowances the same as they would at home around Europe and in many areas of the globe including the US, Hong Kong, Australia, and 68 more destinations.
“TensorFlow is by far the most popular tool among our respondents, with Keras in second place, and PyTorch in third.Other frameworks like MXNet, CNTK, and BigDL have growing audiences as well”As if businesses today didn’t already have enough to worry about, then along comes a new wave of game-changing technologies that they must master quickly if they are not to fall behind their competitors, with pressure mounting to start using AI.Open a newspaper, and it might seem as if every business is making great strides towards developing and using AI applications that will transform their operations and enable them to deliver new products and services to their customers.That doesn’t change the fact that there are several obstacles standing in the way of successful AI projects.Earlier this year O’Reilly asked over 3,000 business respondents about their preparedness for AI and deep learning, including their adoption of the necessary tools, techniques and skills.
Den första modellen, X-T1, lade snabbt beslag på titeln som den bästa systemkameran i APS-klassen.Den andra, X-T2, tog över titeln och nu tyder mycket på att X-T3 överträffar dem båda.Bildhastigheten anges till 11 bps med kontinuerlig autofokus och 20 fps med elektronisk slutare.Ergonomin var nästan perfekt i föregångaren och det är ytterst lite som har förändrats: ett större handgrepp, inbyggt hörlursuttag och mikrofoningång, och batteriet går att ladda via USB.En ny – bakgrundsbelyst – 26 Mp CMOS-bildsensor med det asymmetriska X-Trans-mönstret, med snabbare avläsning, samt en ny fyrkärnig processor gör den nya kameran 20 gånger snabbare.Fuji hävdar att de 425 fokuspunkterna som nästan täcker hela bildytan fokuserar ner till -3 steg och är 1,5 gång snabbare än X-T2-fokusen.
(Reuters) – China’s largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has ceded control of its Russian business to form a new venture with a state fund and two technology firms, hoping that access to their consumer base with help boost its development.Alibaba will own 48 percent of AliExpress Russia as a result of the deal signed with Russian Direct Investment Fund, mobile operator Megafon and internet group Mail.ru during Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum on Tuesday.The three Russian entities will have a combined 52 percent stake in the e-commerce platform after contributing cash, shares and other assets.“By partnering with Russia’s leading consumer internet platform, AliExpress Russia will leverage Mail.ru Group’s 100 million internet users across its social media, messaging, e-mail and online games properties,” the companies said.“With access to this unique platform and user base, the JV will fill a highly complementary role in the Russian consumer lifestyle value chain, creating a one-stop platform for social, communications, gaming and shopping.”Alibaba will contribute AliExpress Russia to the new JV, while Megafon will swap its 10 percent stake in Mail.ru for a 24 percent stake in AliExpress Russia.
For many years Google Ads (formerly AdWords) allowed 25 characters for a single headline and two lines of description text at 35 characters per line.Then Google Ads gave us two headlines of 30 characters each and a description line of 80 characters.Well, the increased ad copy must have been a success because Google Ads has made a couple of changes that advertisers should know about.You can now add more text to your existing text ads and utilize a new type of text ad.More Text for Existing AdsTo see the new options, navigate to your Google Ads account and view some ads — account, campaign, or ad group level.
Over the last five years, there have been few more disruptive forces in information technology than big data, and at the center of this trend is the Hadoop ecosystem.While everyone has a slightly different definition of big data, Hadoop is usually the first technology that comes to mind in big data discussions.Traditional data integration software providers have begun to update their tools to help ease the pain of Hadoop.This progress allows ETL Developers and Data Analysts to integrate and process data in a Hadoop environment with their existing skills.However, leveraging existing extract, transform, load (ETL) skill sets alleviates just one part of a much larger set of big data challenges, which includes:
Following the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse its position on net neutrality under the administration of President Donald J. Trump, researchers are stepping in to monitor how web traffic is affected — and the results are not surprising.Researchers from the universities partnered with Wehe developer David Choffnes for the study.Wehe is an internet traffic-monitoring app.The published report reveals that YouTube is the largest target of throttling, but video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and the NBC Sports app experienced similar speed degradation.What Wehe detected was not simply throttling across the board — a practice that carriers have argued for years is needed to manage traffic on their networks by preventing abuse from heavy data users.Instead, Wehe detected that certain apps or services were more frequently throttled than others, a practice known as differentiation.
The official OnePlus account on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging site) posted the date, accompanied by an image of a calendar on a OnePlus handset set to January 15.There doesn’t appear to be any other information (though this is based on an automatically translated version of the post), but since the OnePlus 6T is likely the next phone in the works from the company that would be our best guess.So it’s possible this is something other than a new handset, in which case it could be something far less exciting, like a new accessory or a limited-edition model of the OnePlus 6.The OnePlus 7 probably won't be the next smartphone launch from the Chinese firm - it's likely to be the OnePlus 6T - but that's not stopping us from peering into the TechRadar crystal ball to see what the handset could offer us.In the meantime, here’s what we hope the phone will offer, along with some speculation about it.OnePlus 7 news and rumors
And yet, despite its high price tag, the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones enamored Android fans.In addition to its top notch camera (actually camera algorithms), its popularity was also due to its character as Android’s archetype.There is no shortage of smartwatches in the Wear OS market, just like there has never really been a shortage of Android phones.And while there are some advantages to giving OEMs and fashion brands the proverbial floor, Google is also simply letting loose these companies on an untamed frontier, without direction or guidance.That “everyone else” is split even more between Samsung’s Gear, now Galaxy Watch, and the dozens of Wear OS variants as well as other platforms.Each has their own way of doing things and, while it’s not as bad as with Android phones, it still reeks of the same problems of fragmentation.
At their most charming, Chromebooks are light, affordable, and long-lasting, and that’s just what Lenovo is offering with the new C330 Chromebook and S330 Chromebook.Making their debut at IFA 2018 today, the pair of Chrome OS laptops each offer 10 hours of battery life, but with a choice of form-factors.The Lenovo C330 Chromebook, for example, is a 2-in-1.Its 11.6-inch display – a 1366 x 768 HD resolution touchscreen IPS panel – is mounted on a 360-degree hinge, so that it can be used in laptop, tablet, or easel orientations.Despite that, it’s still 19.6 mm thick, and weighs 1.2 kg.Ports include a single USB 3.0 and a USB Type-C, the latter supporting the typical trio of power, display, and USB data.
Next week, Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation aimed firmly at large companies he believes have taken advantage of “corporate welfare” by underpaying employees.Amazon and Walmart in particular have bore the brunt of the Senator’s criticisms, and the rhetoric has become increasingly heated over the the past few days.Earlier today, Amazon accused Sanders of issuing “inaccurate and misleading” statements as he called the company out of warehouse conditions.The Vermont senator has since responded with a release, calling Amazon fulfillment center wages “absurd.”“Thousands of Amazon employees are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid and public housing because their wages are too low,” Sanders says, “including 1 out of 3 of its workers in Arizona and 2,400 in Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to The New Food Economy.Bottom line: the taxpayers of this country should not have to subsidize employees at a company owned by Mr. Bezos who is worth $155 billion.
Better late than never, they say: Premium audio equipment brand Bose is finally making smart speakers, and it’s got a bunch of pricey Alexa-powered options for you to choose from in October.Up first is the Home Speaker 500, a $400 8-inch tall contraption that’s meant specifically for music.It has several buttons on the top panel (including six numbered ones for switching between your favorite preset playlists), and a screen to display album art.Bose says it has “the widest soundstage of any smart speaker available today,” and that it “uses two custom drivers pointed in opposite directions — so sound reflects off surrounding walls, separating instruments to the far left and right, and placing vocals where the artist did.”At that price, it better sound good.It’ll go up against the Google Home Max (also $400), Apple’s $350 HomePod, Sonos’ $200 One room speaker, and Polk Audio’s $200 Assist.
Laws regarding marijuana use are changing even as scientists are still trying to understand why people use it and the overall effects of using it.Now, a study is wading in by examining how genetics influences people's tendency to try pot.But the study raises nearly as many questions as it answers, and the overall effect of genes appears to be extremely small.The new work is largely a follow-up on that, involving a search for the specific genetic factors that influence what's termed "lifetime use"—the decision to try pot at least once in someone's life.The researchers behind it are a mix of 23andMe staff and members of the International Cannabis Consortium (which is less interesting than it sounds).Both groups focus on scanning the entire genome for variations linked to specific traits.