the Vatican has closed its famous water fountain, when a heavy drought has chastised Italy for several parts.in Italy, the prolonged drought has hit the already two thirds of the arable land and has paid the Italian agriculture already about two billion euros, told the BBC.Vatican radio, according to the fountain of the closure is in line with pope francis of environmental education.the Vatican is about a hundred fountains, all of which will be closed.the Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said that this is the first time in recent memory when this happens.according to him, the fountain of the closure is the Vatican's way of showing solidarity with Rome during drought conditions.
Nintendo unceremoniously killed the NES Classic Edition last year, stating that the retro console was never meant to be anything more than a limited-time offering for the holiday season.If you weren’t one of the lucky few to get your hands on the NES Classic Edition when it was on sale, your only other choice has been to pay over the odds for one from a third-party seller on Amazon or eBay.But on Tuesday, ThinkGeek surprised us all by releasing one final batch of NES Classic bundles.At the time of writing, there are six different bundles available on ThinkGeek’s website, ranging in price from $139.99 to $219.99.They all include a wide variety of additional accessories, from Mega Man mugs, helmets and pins to Nintendo-themed puzzles to backpacks that look like shields.For what was originally a $60 product, these prices are insane, but considering the cheapest used NES Classic Edition consoles on Amazon are selling for around $200, you will end up saving some money.
According to this 'ere poll, anywaySoftware developers have almost no interest in creating applications for wearables or smart TVs, but they're keen on web and hybrid apps, so much so that native-only developers are dwindling."The web is definitely back," said Max Lynch, CEO of Ionic, which as noted above has a stake in the acceptance of web apps.A quick recap of the past eight years: in 2009, Google declared the web had won, only to see native mobile apps do much of the winning.In 2012, Facebook publicly moved away from web-based mobile apps to native apps with some web components.What's more, he said, it has become extremely difficult for developers to get attention for native apps in app stores.
Apple tries as hard as it can to keep the wraps on its unreleased iPhones, but there are simply too many people involved with the development and manufacturing of consumer electronics devices.Each and every year ahead of new iPhone releases, we get early details, then schematics and CAD drawings, then more details and component leaks, then dummy unit mockups, and so on.With August just around the corner and September a stone’s throw away, we’ve reached peak iPhone 8 rumor season.Apple’s plans have been finalized for some time now — we exclusively confirmed Apple’s final iPhone 8 design way back in May — and leaks are flowing freely.Now, thanks to all the earlier details we’ve seen, a new round of images gives us a look at what is believed to be the closest we’ve come to seeing Apple’s real iPhone 8.Remember last week when we shared exclusive renders and an animation that showed the world what Apple’s iPhone 8 likely looks like when it’s powered on?
The North remembers: Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones on HBO froze out the competition in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week.The drama series’ second episode of the season totaled 1.243 million interactions across Facebook and Twitter, nearly double the 635,000 tallied by Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White on Discovery Channel.on Disney Channel came in third, at 415,000 interactions across the two social networks.On the sports side, the final round of the 2017 Open Championship on Golf Channel and NBC drove and putted its way to 433,000 total interactions across Facebook and Twitter.St. Louis Cardinals’ visit to the Sunday Night Baseball (ESPN and ESPN Deportes), at 396,000 total interactions; and NBC’s coverage of the NASCAR Racing Monster Energy Cup Series: Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400, at 376,000.
The iOS 11 Beta 4 developer version was released this morning to a number of devices beside the developer Beta 4 for macOS.Also on the docket today is the Beta 4 for watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 – both in developer beta mode.for those that have never tried a Developer Beta before – you might want to skip it unless you like to live dangerously.Users of the iPhone will find iOS 11 to be a big change in the basement.That’s the Control Center, the docked drawer of switches available to iOS over the past several versions.This control center will have a button in it that’ll allow the user to record their home screen as its being used.
We’ll see this week if the bull run can continue with four of tech’s biggest names set to report earnings.Investors may be looking to hear about the impact of the E.U.’s fine, the state of the company’s cloud business, and any insight into YouTube.There’s some talk that profit growth may slow a bit as the company invests more in infrastructure.And it appears to be slowly strangling Snap to death.Investors will likely want to hear more about user growth and revenue growth from products like Instagram and Messenger.Thursday: Amazon is up next.
In the incredibly packed Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center this year, fans got the skinny on what's new in their favorite shows.Returning for another season are "Supergirl," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "The Flash" and "Arrow."Joining those shows will be "Black Lightning," based on the DC Comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, which will debut in 2018.Carl Lumbly, who voiced the Martian Manhunter on the classic "Justice League" cartoon, will here play that character's father, M'yrnn J'onzz, a religious leader on Mars.And finally, we'll meet Ruby, played by Emma Tremblay, a National City youngster who is a fan of Supergirl, though her fascination with the hero gets her in danger.Good news, Captain Cold fans: Recurring guest star Wentworth Miller will reprise his role as the cool criminal on the third season of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."
Paper airline tickets may be overwhelmed very easily, and your smartphone's battery to peter out just at the crucial moment.Future airline ticket passes, however, with as tight as your fingers.fingerprint recognition, based on the technique of the experiment to The Verge, is now in Washington Ronald Reagan airport.the fingerprint of the ticket is however available only for the few.the Field will only fly domestic flights, and the new technology is only used in Delta-airline.for All clients however, it does not offer, but only because of delta's SkyMiles program members who have also paid the $ 179 fee for Us Clear program consultation.
Competition is good for consumers, and nowhere is that truer than in the smartphone market.There are plenty of great phones out there right now, and given that all of them have variations in hardware and software, consumers might be overwhelmed by the choices.Which phones are truly more powerful than others?We gave it an 8 out of 10 in our review, commending it for its powerful hardware and gorgeous — if derivative — appearance.But even knowing that, you may be wondering: How does the OnePlus 5 compare to other popular phones like the Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7?As far as appearances go, the OnePlus 5 will seem familiar to iPhone fans.
Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it.Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe.The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years, ZDNet explains, and they’re back with a new malware threat.The hackers apparently target cherry-picked guests, including political targets, but also CEOs and high-ranking corporate officials.The Wi-Fi network is compromised at first, either by exploiting vulnerabilities in server software, or by getting physical access to a hotel’s infrastructure.Once that’s done, the hackers use a series of phishing and social engineering tricks to infect targeted computers.
Den amerikanska affärstidningen Fortune har presenterat årets lista över världens 500 största företag sett till omsättning.Apple ligger på plats 9, vilket är samma placering som förra året.Utgår vi i stället från vinsten hamnar den amerikanska elektronikjätten på första plats, strax före Industrial & Commercial Bank Of China.Sex av företagen i toppen är banker, varav fyra har säte i Kina och två i USA.Vad gäller elektronikföretag får även Googles moderbolag Alphabet och Samsung framskjutna placeringar.Världens 10 största företag sett till vinst:
The landing page, once the internet’s gatekeeper and conversion hotspot, is becoming unessential.It’s a middleman that’s growing middle-aged and might not know what “the cool thing” is anymore.According to a 2016 Ovum study, 53 percent of American and German respondents stated that they favor talking with businesses through chat apps versus the phone, mainly because of speed and convenience.But staffing a customer service center 24/7 is costly and expends human capital by the bucketload.On Weibo, she’s one of the most popular celebrity accounts.The average conversation with her lasts 26 turns, and one out of four users has even said “I love you” to her!
Ever wonder what would happen if a clueless American spy like Archer met the very skilled British Kingsman secret agent Eggsy?In the video "That Time Archer Met Kingsman" -- posted by 20th Century Fox on Thursday during its panel at San Diego Comic-Con International -- we see actor Taron Egerton's character Eggsy invade the FXX animated comedy "Archer."The British superspy crosses paths with none other than "the world's greatest spy" Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin).Archer comes in for a new suit, but ends up accidentally discovering the secret weapons stash hidden inside the Kingsman suit shop as well.Not surprisingly, the two secret agents don't quite get along, and decide to settle their differences the best way possible -- a drinking contest.Watch the video to see who wins.
BMW's Oxford factory is the favoured location for building an electric version of the Mini, sources have claimed.Two sources told Reuters the company is leaning towards the UK plant, where it has invested heavily in recent years.The company makes about 60% of its approximately 360,000 compact cars at the Cowley factory.A BMW spokeswoman said: "A final decision has not been taken."As well as Oxford, the company has built up an alternative manufacturing base in the Netherlands amid concerns about Brexit.Reuters said its sources were "familiar with the company's thinking" and a final decision is due in September.
A rare lamp that looks very much like this one appeared as a prop in the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and in David Lynch's surreal mystery series "Twin Peaks."The real lamps are hard to find and expensive.This one is 3D-printed from plastic and lit with LED lights.Thingiverse user Richy_T created the 3D design based on images of the original lamps and 3D-printing specialist Sandia3D turned out a plastic version in real life.A rare lamp that looks very much like this one appeared as a prop in the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" and in David Lynch's surreal mystery series "Twin Peaks."This screenshot from the original 1990s run of "Twin Peaks" shows the Saturn lamp glowing green on a side table in the Red Room.
SpaceX has abandoned plans to use powered landings for its Mars-destined Dragon spacecraft, company CEO Elon Musk recently revealed.The original plan involved utilizing thrusters to help the Dragon land, but a ‘tough decision’ was made to eliminate that ability, or at least part of it.Musk explains that while the technical ability is still there, it has removed from the design the small legs that would pop out for the spacecraft to land on.Get Fast Shipping & Better Pricing.As it stands, the current version of the Dragon, which is used for cargo, makes a splash-down landing.The private space company is creating a different version of Dragon, though, that will be used by NASA’s commercial crew program, and this under-development Dragon was set to use propulsion landings rather than splashdowns.
I always tell them to expect to make mistakes, and they always do — some worse than others.In this article, I’m going to cover the most egregious mistakes that I can remember any of us making.Enjoy the opportunity to learn from our missteps!Many sites specifically say they do not want to be contacted for guest posts, they do not offer text links, they do not use outside authors and so on.You can find this information in various places, but if you don’t see it in an obvious place (like the About Us page, for example), then do a quick site: search and slap in whatever it is you want, just to see if you’re wasting their time and yours.The best thing about this was that I didn’t notice, the person writing the content didn’t notice, and the link builder working with me on outreach didn’t notice!
The Knightscope K5 security robot’s job is to be on the look out for crime.It might also want to keep an eye on where it’s going.Officer workers at the Georgetown Harbour office and retail space in Washington D.C. tweeted photos on Monday of the building’s K5 marooned and toppled over in a water fountain.The K5 is limbless, so it couldn’t lift itself out of the fountain, and good old fashioned humanity had to come to the rescue.It was perfect fodder for comedic tweets:The K5 is designed to act as an extra set of eyes for law-enforcement and security services in public spaces.