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The next update for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going to be a big one.Not only will the update be adding the previously-announced first-person mode into the game, but as developer Bluehole announced today, it will be adding three new types of cosmetic crates.These new crates will feature outfits influenced by Battle Royale, the movie that inspires the gameplay of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.In a news post to the PUBG Steam community today, Bluehole reminded us that the monthly update that was supposed to be ready by the end of July will be just a little bit delayed.Instead of releasing by the end of the month, now players can expect it to arrive on August 3.With this update, PUBG‘s new hardcore servers will go live, which restrict gameplay to first-person view and (hopefully) make matches more tense and tactical as a result.
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Amazon appears to be unfazed by the Brexit concerns as it boosts presence in the capitalAmazon is to double the number of research and development (R) roles in London to coincide with the opening of its new UK head office.The roles will help fill the 15 stories and 600,000 sq ft of office space Amazon has with its HQ in the Principle Place building in London’s trendy Shoreditch, an area were much of the UK’s tech startup scene takes place in.With the extra space Amazon can double the capacity of its London Development Centre from 450 to 900 “high tech staff”.The online retailer come technology company has plans to boost corporate, research and development staff to more than 5,000 across the trio of sites it has in London; the other two being located in Holborn and Barbican.Despite concerns that Britain’s plans to leave the European Union will have technology businesses and workers high-tailing it out of the nation, Amazon appears to be unconcerned with the potential negative affects Brexit could have.
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Kids and space ships go hand in hand, which is why so many of us fondly remember Lego set 1682, the Space Shuttle Launch, released 27 years ago.Last month Adam Woodworth created a tiny drone version of Lego’s shuttle that could fly indoors, but now he’s created a larger version that can soar through the sky like an RC plane.Turning a Lego set into a flying toy is no easy feat.Lego’s designers don’t take into account aeronautics when they’re creating a set like this, they just want the space shuttle to look realistic to entice kids.As a result, the final product features rough angles, tiny wings, and unrealistic proportions.Since Woodworth is actually an aerospace engineer, however, he was able to work around those limitations.
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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs] is nothing new, but their accessibility and affordability is increasing at a near-geometric rate.Hobbyists can find low-cost multirotor drones for direct control well below the triple-figure mark, and even models with integrated autopilots and high-resolution cameras can be purchased without heading into four figures.Their increased usage, however, has the government concerned, and to address those concerns the Department for Transport has announced plans to require mandatory safety training and registration of all drones 250g or above in unladen weight.'The UK is at the forefront of an exciting and fast growing drones market and it is important we make the most of this emerging global sector.Our measures prioritise protecting the public while maximising the full potential of drones,' claimed aviation minister Lord Callanan at the announcement of the rules this weekend.'Increasingly, drones are proving vital for inspecting transport infrastructure for repair or aiding police and fire services in search and rescue operations, even helping to save lives.
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in addition to registration with the drone, the users should participate in the experiment, which shows the safety regulations knowledge.the British government insisted that the drone is in the future, be registered and users must attend a safety test.the Country's government told on Saturday.Now at least 250 grams of then when drones were the owners must register the drone.the Registration process aims to ensure that drone users would work with devices responsibly."Like all technology, drones, too, can be abused.
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We have 158 videos total.The margarita is one of those rare iconic cocktails that have a half-dozen recipes that can each lay claim to being the best, which poses some problems for your everyday margarita drinker.If you turn to the internet for help, you’ll find hundreds of recipes, and it can be tough to tell which ones are worth your while.The overabundance of choice means a person can find essentially any permutation of tequila, orange liqueur and lime billing itself as a marg.We wanted to find the best margarita recipe, so we pulled 78 of the internet’s suggestions — we ignored all those lamentable sour-mix concoctions and coconut-pomegranate-passionfruit abominations, focusing just on the beverages anchored by tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur.Then we applied something called a k-means clustering algorithm to determine the four main types of margaritas.
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Lenovo’s big Tech World 2017 summit is happening as we speak, and the company is putting a huge focus on artificial intelligence.“Ask 10 people what AI does, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers.“That’s the beauty of AI; it’s capable of so many things.”Artificial intelligence is one of those areas in which many companies have a presence, and oftentimes we see crazy concepts showing off what the future of AI could look like.The Chinese tech company has unveiled four new concepts focusing on AI and AR.First up is CAVA (pictured above), which is a virtual assistant that uses deep learning-based face recognition systems and natural language understanding to give you important reminders and manage calendar events.
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Kansainvälisen kauppakamari (ICC) on antanut osapäätöksen Olkiluoto 3 -ydinvoimalaa koskevassa riidassa.Riita koskee Olkiluoto 3 EPR -ydinvoimaprojektin viivästymistä ja siitä aiheutuneita kustannuksia.Kiistan osapuolina ovat Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) ja laitostoimittaja-konsortio, johon kuuluvat AREVA GmbH, AREVA NP SAS ja Siemens AG.Välimiesoikeuden osapäätöksessä käsitellään projektin suunnittelu- ja lisensiointidokumentaation valmistelua, toimittamista, katselmointia ja hyväksyntää.Tämä käsittää niitä keskeisiä asioita, joihin laitostoimittaja perustaa päävaateensa TVO:ta vastaan, kuten myös tiettyjä asioita, joihin TVO:n vaateet laitostoimittajaa kohtaan perustuvat, TVO kertoo tiedotteessan.Osapäätöksessä on lopullisesti ratkaistu suurin osa käsitellyistä asioista TVO:n eduksi ja toisaalta hylätty suurin osa laitostoimittajan väitteistä näiltä osin.
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Content still reigns as king among B2B and B2C marketers, but as a strategic, long term business asset, marketers are challenged with forming a clear corporate vision for it.A recent report by the Content Marketing Institute polled 411 B2B and B2C marketers, and found that content marketers are less adept at using, analyzing, forming a strategy around it, and tying it back to business goals.It's not as if content marketers lack any sort of formal content management structures in place, the report notes.According to the CMI survey, most of the them have style and brand guidelines (70%) including content teams (60%), formal workflow process for planning, creating and delivering content (53%) customer personas (51%), content performance analytics (50%), and customer journey maps (33%) and structured content (32%).Additionally, they have tools to help publish and analyze content performance.About three-quarters of respondents use email marketing technology and another 57% place their content marketing programs through content management systems.
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Android O has been with us since March, but Google’s upcoming mobile OS update has slowly matured from those alpha stages.That does not mean that people do not have questions related to the update, which is why Android O’s engineering team will hold a Reddit AMA to answer their burning questions.The page is already up, but it makes clear that the engineers will only answer questions based on Android O’s engineering.As such, all the questions already on the Reddit thread regarding the name will likely not be answered, though we can always hold some shred of hope.Android O’s name is not the only thing on the docket, however – folks are also inquiring about Project Treble, which will theoretically allow companies to update their Android devices faster without having to go through their silicon partners first.Because of that theoretical, Android fans have hope that fragmentation, which has long been an issue in the Android space, will be at least somewhat minimized.
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Tuoreen Lappeenrannan teknillisessä yliopistossa tehdyn pro gradu -tutkimuksen mukaan maailman saastuttavimmat yritykset tekevät paljon toimenpiteitä hiilidioksidipäästöjen vähentämiseksi, mutta tulokset ovat jääneet laihoiksi.Tarkasteltavana ajanjaksona vuosina 2010–2015 toimenpiteiden määrä ja taso lisääntyi.Lisäksi käytössä olevat toimenpiteet ovat laajasti yrityksissä käytössä.Toisin sanoen tutkitussa yritysjoukossa on yrityksiä, jotka ovat onnistuneet pienentämään päästöjä.Mutta koska kokonaisuutena suurimmat saastuttajat eivät vähennyksiin ole päässeet, onnistuneiden yritysten toimet eivät vaikuta riittävästi.Esimerkiksi General Motors ja SSE onnistuivat tutkitulla aikavälillä laskemaan hiilidioksidipäästötonnejaan ja samalla laskivat myös liikevaihtoon suhteutettuja hiilidioksidipäästöjä.
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Mining companies pull valuable material out of the earth and sell it.That’s their job, and while there’s plenty of controversy over where, when, and to what extent corporations should be allowed to exploit our planet, human civilization wouldn’t be where it is today without mining.But what if companies didn’t have to actually dig into the Earth in order to harvest prized minerals?A new law in the EU is painting a picture of a future where mining companies look up rather than down in their search for new places to dig, and mining asteroids could be the new gold rush.The new law, which was drawn up and adopted by the government of Luxembourg, is the first to attempt to clear up the messy legality over who owns resources that are found in space.The language of the legal framework is a very big win for private companies, and the country is firmly behind the idea of corporations owning anything and everything they extract from passing asteroids.
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VPN technology has been around for years, but there has been a spike in interest over the last few months.This has been fuelled by various factors, including increased concerns about governments monitoring online activities, ISPs potentially reselling user data, and of course those ever-present hackers looking to intercept data for nefarious deeds.Corporate VPN, also known as remote access VPN, is a method to allow an off-campus employee to connect to the private corporate intranet in a secure fashion while offsite.This technology is useful for offsite workers, or workers on the road who still require access to resources on the private internal network of the business.After the remote worker is authenticated, they are connected to the corporate intranet via an encrypted tunnel; in other words, a private connection gets established over the public internet.This is site-to-site VPN, which facilitates employees at multiple locations sharing corporate resources by securely connecting geographically separate campuses together.
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Luxembourg's parliament has passed a law that makes it the first European Union country to offer legal certainty that asteroid mining companies get to keep what they find in space.Take Article 1: "Space resources are capable of being appropriated"."It's a great law," Amara Graps, a planetary scientist, asteroid mining advocate, and independent consultant for the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy based in Riga, Latvia, told The Register by email.The existing international space law standard, the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, crucially doesn't make it clear if private companies own resources (minerals, water and whatever else is out there) they would stumble upon.The United States Congress passed a space mining law, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, in 2015 that made this ability explicit.Luxembourg announced its plans to come up with its own legal framework for Luxembourg-based companies in February 2016, releasing a draft law in November 2016 (PDF).
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Amazon Prime Day was a massive success for the retailer, it transpires.Unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday where Amazon must compete with hundreds of other stores offering discounts, Prime Day is a chance for Amazon to shine.According to numbers from the company its best seller in the UK was the Amazon Echo, which was being offered at a £70 discount.Sales globally surpassed both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but unlike those days Prime Day is exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers.Amazon says this year's Prime Day grew 60% over last year's event.The Echo Dot was the global winner in sales, as you might expect after a decent discount reduced the cost of an already sensibly-priced device.
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'We do not do personal identity services,' the security firm said after its CEO hacked.Everyone is at risk of cybercrime, but it must really sting if you're hacked while running the biggest security firm in the country.That's what happened to Alf Göransson, chief of Swedish company Securitas, who was declared bankrupt this week after his identity was hijacked.Reports indicate an unidentified culprit used the CEO's stolen details in March 2017 to take out a loan after before filing a bankruptcy application in his name."We definitely do not do personal identity services," it said."We are not in that field at all."
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Above: Airbnb VP of engineering Mike Curtis speaks with Ina Fried of Axios at MB 2017, held July 11-12 at Fort Mason in San Francisco.To say technology like blockchain or AI is disruptive is a laughable understatement.At Airbnb, though, VP of engineering Mike Curtis said he’s not as concerned with being disrupted by blockchain as he is with the less technological challenge of convincing people to stay in other people’s homes.To solve this very human problem, Curtis said, the Airbnb app and website use AI like predictive models and rank search results, which take into consideration like your preferences and rating and search history.More than 100 signals are used to determine the search results you see, then machine learning is used to give those signals weight.Airbnb began using AI to pair hosts and guests back in 2014.
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Jakarta stad väljer att testa svenska Transiros Uber-inspirerande system för bussar.Slår det väl ut kan det införas på stadens samtliga 23 bussterminaler.Transiro startade i maj 2015 och har utvecklat ett administrativt molnbaserat system för orderhantering av bussar, inklusive en mobil-app för förarna vilket möjliggör positionering av bussflottan.Vd Tobias Beckman beskriver systemet som ett Uber för kollektivtrafiken.Det Stockholmsbaserade bolaget, med utvecklingsavdelning i Indien, har nu kommit överens med Indonesiens huvudstad Jakarta om att testa systemet på en av stadens bussterminaler.Pilotprojektet startar nu i juli och om det slår väl ut kommer systemet införas på stadens samtliga 23 bussterminaler.
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Piirainen oli ehdottanut, että KAMK alkaisi opettaa pelialan ohjelmistosuunnittelua eli pelikoodausta.Nyt runsas vuosikymmen myöhemmin pelialan koulutus Kajaanissa on arvokas osa Suomen peliteollisuuden ekosysteemiä.Toisaalta kun tarkastellaan koko alaa lukujen perusteella, viime vuonna päättyi Suomen pelialan useita vuosia kestänyt nopean kasvun aika.Tällaiset menestystarinat ovat Hiltusen mukaan yhä mahdollisia, mutta laajassa tarkastelussa viime vuosina erityisesti mobiilipelien varassa menestynyt Suomen peliala elää nyt uudenlaista aikaa.Siihen tarvitaan alusta lähtien entistä enemmän liiketoimintaosaamista, monipuolista lahjakkuutta ja kykyä tehdä strategisesti vaikeita päätöksiä”, Hiltunen sanoo.Ne ovat jollain tavoin kömpelömpiä pelattavia”, Piirainen sanoo.
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