Ben Gilbert / Business InsiderPlayStation 4 owners encountered a system vulnerability over the weekend, where a message with a particular string of characters could brick your game console, rendering it useless.Many PlayStation 4 owners had to "factory reset" their consoles, which caused them to lose any data not stored in the cloud or elsewhere.Sony said it is aware of the issue and will deploy a fix in a future software update.In the meantime, there are steps you can take to prevent this issue from happening to your PlayStation 4.And if you've already been affected, you can try a potential workaround that seems to preserve all of your games and save data.
It can jog, now doings a back flip and open the doors.Now, the parkour also.In the video below you can see how the Boston Dynamics robot Atlas takes up a series of platforms with impressive precision.Without hesitation a moment, it jumps from one leg to the other up several levels.the Atlas is built to perform rescue missions in places where people don't get out of without risking the end.the Project is sponsored by the försvarsinstitutet Darpa and during the five years of his life, Atlas has become increasingly better at their job.
Sears CEO Eddie Lampert has been fighting to keep the brand alive since he stepped into the role in 2013, but things aren’t looking good for the 125-year-old retailer.This development may not come as a surprise to analysts and the general public, since the brand has reported net losses widened to $508 million in the second quarter from $250 million the previous year.Still, Sears is an iconic retailer with decades of history, which begs the question: Could the brand have prevented this?While the brand was disruptive when it entered the fray more than a century ago, taking on local general stores with its direct-to-consumer catalog approach, it hasn’t been able to keep up with changing times.Mary Zalla, global president of consumer brands at Landor, notes that Sears failed to develop a relevant, online brand in the age of Amazon and other ecommerce companies.“If you’re not going to do that, the next thing you should be doing is investing in your own stores and your store experience and environment.
What happened: Shenzhen-listed Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) released a study on Chinese heredity features.The study lasted 2 years, and analyzed over 140,000 samples chosen from BGI’s Noninvasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) takers.Regional immunity difference, physical feature heredity, probability of twin-pregnancy, and patterns of virus infection are investigated.The study results were first published on science journal Cell on October 4, and formally announced in China National GeneBank in Shenzhen on October 10.BGI said this research is the debut of a larger big data gene projects which aims to study over 1 million samples.Why it’s important: BGI is merely part of the Chinese gene ambition which integrates state power with commercial enterprises.
The LG V40 ThinQ is finally here.Although this is very exciting news, the $900+ price tag is not in the budget for all of us.The upside for the more budget-minded of you is that the imminent release of the latest LG flagship has pushed the price of refurbished LG V20 handsets lower than ever before.Woot is currently running a great deal on a limited number of these highly-rated smartphones.You can choose to have your phone unlocked or not with a price tag of just $139.99 to $149.99.The LG V20 was released two years ago and scored highly in our review.
När det gäller smarta högtalare i allmänhet är vi inte nödvändigtvis lika tvärsäkra som många andra, inte minst för att röststyrning har funnits på marknaden länge i olika former men aldrig blivit någon riktig succé.I stället för ett års språkdata har de nu två års data.Vi har ju en massa dialekter, och under de två åren har Google haft många olika användare som har lärt den dialekter.Assistenten lär sig också att förstå dig och ditt språk bättre med tiden, berättade försäljningschefen på Elkjøp (norska Elgiganten), Torfinn Halvorsrud, för oss på telefon.På frågan om Halvorsrud verkligen tror att detta blir ”the next big thing” svarar han: – Helt klart.Jag förväntar mig att vi skickar ut en halv miljon enheter i Norden bara under fjärde kvartalet, säger han självsäkert.
One of Hancock’s recent suggestions is that social care should be funded much in the way that “auto-enrolment” pensions are: with an opt-out system of automatic wage deductions.Read more: Social care funding crisis could be solved by new pensions-style paymentsHe is right to focus minds on the necessity of a real solution to long-term care provision.But if the government’s approach to social care is this narrowly based, it is doomed to fail.The cost of late-life illnesses is increasing inexorably: by 2050, more than 115m people worldwide will have dementia, and the cost per person is likely to be in the region of £100,000.It is almost inconceivable that the level of contributions the government deems politically acceptable to pare from people’s wages today will be sufficient to meet actual long-term needs.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 range will soon be fully fleshed out with additional WX and X-series CPUs.Due to arrive on October 29, the new 2970WX and 2920X CPUs complement existing offerings with more affordable price tags than the previously released 2990WX and 2950X chips.Their release will be joined by a new software update for Ryzen Threadripper WX chips called Dynamic Local Mode, which we’re told could have a dramatic increase on gaming performance and apps that scale well with multiple cores.But the August launch of the new range was only partial, with just two CPUs debuting at that time.On October 29, AMD will unleash its ‘entry-level’ Threadripper CPU, the 2920X.Replacing its 2017 counterpart in the 1920X, it has the same 12 cores and 24 threads, but increases the boosted clock speed by 100Mhz and has a lower launch price of $649.
While our actual reality might feel like these are the end times, the very first trailer for Amazon’s live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is here to remind us all that, ironically, the actual apocalypse would be much, much more lighthearted.The Anti-Christ walks amongst us in the world of Good Omens but, despite the force of evil’s greatest plans, he’s lost in the wind, and everyone’s hellbent on finding him in order to further their own (pro or con) apocalyptic agendas.Good Omens hits Amazon in 2019.
VimpelCom-owned Beeline rented out the Moscow Museum for this demo designed to show how great 5G is.It came soon after Vodafone tried a similar move in the UK, as the telecoms industry searches desperately for ways to capture the public imagination about a technology that, initially at least, will mainly just provide agility and efficiency to operators.The quality of this demo seemed like a distinct drop-off from the Vodafone one as it involved ‘mixed reality’ headsets rather than a free-standing holographic projection.As a consequence people were treated to the far less impressive spectacle of a bloke in a suit fumbling blindly around a room while talking to himself.“This May 2018, Beeline and Huawei signed an agreement to pursue the joint development of 5G in Russia,” said Aiden Wu, CEO of Huawei in Russia.“Our cooperation has been extremely productive, which today’s demonstration has quite clearly shown.
the Screens are really everywhere, perhaps in too many places.at Home it is just to turn off the tv, but when you go on the town it is not as easy.IRL Glasses are a new pair of glasses that simply block the screens, as long as they are LCD/LED.OLED reaches, they do not.They block the screens by to be horizontally polarized.Perhaps the world's most unnecessary product but it is not.
Google Home Mini is getting more colorful.Already offered in chalk, charcoal and coral, the $50 smart speaker will soon be available in aqua.Google announced the new blue-green exterior on Tuesday, and it offers a bright alternative if you want something more colorful than the gray or black option but aren't struck by the reddish coral.All four of the colors have the same soft mesh exterior surrounding the puck-size smart speaker powered by Google Assistant.The Google Home Mini responds to voice commands through Google Assistant, and you can ask it to control your smart home, check your calendar, search the web and any number of tasks.You can order the Aqua version of the Google Home Mini starting Oct. 29 for the same $50 price as the current three.
Oculus Quest, the latest VR headset from Facebook, enables full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking for both head and hands using the company’s new inside-out system called Insight.This brings the standalone headset closer to Rift-quality tracking than ever before, but it’s still not perfect.Gabor Szauer, Developer Relations Engineer at the company, spoke a little about the tracking limitations of Quest (and, more specifically, its controllers) at a talk called ‘Porting Your App To Oculus Quest’ at Oculus Connect 5 yesterday.Quest is fitted with four wide-angle sensors at the corners of its front faceplate that deliver a wide field of view (FOV) for your controllers, but they don’t cover the area behind the user and may get lost if you stretch your arms far off to the side.“This doesn’t sound like a big deal but you have to keep in mind that your field of view is not infinite, it’s actually attached to your face,” Szauer explained, showing the above slide that displays the headset’s tracking limitations.“There is some more obvious design considerations like if you’re reaching behind your head to grab something, you’re going to lose your controllers.
Uber’s 2016 shenanigans that saw it fail to report a massive data breach and led to it paying the hackers $100,000 has ended up costing the company $148 million.The ridesharing giant has agreed to pay the sum after reaching a settlement with all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that had accused it of breaking the rules.The breach, in which hackers gained access to personal information linked to 57 million Uber customers and drivers around the world, came to light toward the end of 2017, a year after it had taken place.Uber knew about the hack but had tried to conceal it, going so far as paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen data.The Washington Post described the $148 million settlement as “the largest multi-state penalty ever levied by state authorities” for an incident of this nature, and marks “the first time the company has settled a matter with the top law enforcement officials from all 50 states and the District.”“Uber’s decision to cover up this breach was a blatant violation of the public’s trust,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
SiriusXM is acquiring Pandora for $3.5 billion.The satellite radio company says it intends to maintain the Pandora service and brand, along with its roughly 70 million monthly active users (5.6 million of which are paying members), which stands at double that of SiriusXM’s existing 36 million subscribers.SiriusXM had previously invested $480 million for a 19 percent stake in the streaming service back in June 2017, leading to speculation that it might intend to buy the company outright.Now it seems Pandora will join SiriusXM’s portfolio as its first full-on streaming service to complement its existing radio services, which include an internet-only subscription.Although Pandora has been around for almost two decades, in recent years, it has struggled to gain traction against new music streaming players such as Spotify and Apple Music.Initially, Pandora was a radio-style service that recommended music algorithmically based on your preferences rather than letting you select from a catalog.
Internetradiobolaget Pandora, as has been pointed out as one of Spotify's biggest competitors in the united states, bought the company from the New York stock exchange.the Company will be acquired by the listed sattelitradioföretaget Sirius XM Holdings in a aktieaffär worth around 3.5 billion dollars, equivalent to 30.7 billion crowns.the Offer represents a premium of 13.8% against the average weighted share price of Pandora during the past 30 days.Pandora Media has a market capitalization of eur 21.2 billion, in comparison with Spotify's current valuation at 276 billion.Read more: the music industry in the united states in fresh airAccording to the boards creating the deal the largest musikföretaget in the world, with expected revenues of over seven billion dollars, equivalent to 61,5 billion, in 2018.
Boasting a human-friendly appearance, with a two-fingered arm, squat body, and large cartoonish eyes, you could be forgiven for thinking that JackRabbot 2 is a character from some as-yet-unannounced sequel to Pixar’s WALL-E.In fact, it’s a real robot created by researchers at Stanford University — which was first shown off at an on-campus event this week.The goal of the JackRabbot 2 project (known as “JR2” by its creators) is to build a robot that’s not just capable of navigating around the sprawling Stanford campus, but to build one that is also able to do so while surrounded by people.After all, if the future is going to see us live and work among robots (or vice versa), it’s important to figure out the rules of social engagement as soon as possible.“JR2 focuses on being in human environments with humans,” Professor Silvio Savarese, associate professor of computer science, who leads the JackRabbot project, and Roberto Martín-Martín, postdoctoral scholar of Computer Science, told Digital Trends.“Previous technologies have focused on moving a robot from A to B.
Amazon just announced the addition of four new audio products in its Echo lineup.The Echo Input gives you Alexa control by connecting to a non-echo speaker through an auxiliary cord or bluetooth.The Echo Link connects to a receiver or amplifier, and lets you control music selection, volume, and multi-room playback through Alexa.The Echo Link Amp has the same functionality of the Link, but includes a built-in amplifier.The Echo Sub adds a subwoofer to the Echo lineup, and can be paired with two Echos for a 2.1 stereo sound system.Amazon just announced four new audio products meant to enhance the home listening experience of Echo and Alexa users.
This is the second of a 4-part series that describes how Flow fits within Modern Agile.Part one was “Make People Awesome … using Flow.” The second key area in Modern Agile is “Deliver Value Continuously.”Following the 4D Model from Flow, our first job is to Define value that has been filtered through the organization’s Anticipatory Vision.True value is only derived through the lens of a properly executed Strategy that accomplishes your Vision.Apart from individual growth and the value derived by working within a Culture of Trust, we have observed that there are usually only four primary areas that organizations focus on to deliver value continuously (the 4 “Whys?”):In the Product corner of the Flow transformational four-box, we include Product, Service and/or Result in this area.
As it seeks to become the de facto grocery-delivery service in the U.S., Instacart announced a partnership with discount supermarket chain Aldi to bring online delivery to 1,300 of Aldi’s 1,800 U.S. locations.The deal will let customers in 35 states—including California, New York, Florida, North Carolina and Minnesota—get Aldi goods, including organic produce and antibiotic-free meat, delivered in as little as an hour.This marks an expansion of a pilot program that started in August 2017 in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago.A rep for Aldi touted convenience but would not comment further on why the supermarket chose Instacart for last-mile delivery.Indeed, while Walmart has stressed its everyday low prices as its distinguishing characteristic in online grocery, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta noted Aldi has 99 cent milk, which is not available elsewhere online.In addition, Mehta, speaking at the Code Commerce event this week, compared Instacart’s $149-a-year Express membership for unlimited deliveries to services like Spotify, Netflix and Amazon Prime.