An ongoing reexamination of an ancient Egyptian wooden toe is shedding new light on how the remarkable wooden prosthetic was manufactured, and whether it was used for cosmetic or functional purposes.It’s called the Greville Chester Great Toe, and it’s one of the earliest prosthetic devices known to scientists.The Iron Age prosthetic was discovered by archaeologists 17 years ago in a plundered tomb that was carved into an older burial chamber known as Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna, an acropolis just west of Luxor, Egypt.A team of researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Zurich are currently reexamining the device, and the archaeological site itself, using state-of-the-art techniques—and they’re learning some extraordinary new things about it.According to the new research, which is still unpublished, the artificial toe belonged to the daughter of a priest.Given the quality and craftsmanship involved, however, it must’ve been a priest of high social standing.
After dropping out of the University of California, Mr Kalanick helped found Scour, a search engine, and Scour Exchange, an early peer-to-peer file-sharing service designed to compete with Napster.A year later he co-founded another peer-to-peer file sharing company called Red Swoosh, a time fraught with difficulties for the California-raised entrepreneur, who first moved back into his parents’ house and then out to Thailand with his entire software team to cut costs.Uber boss Travis Kalanick has heated row with driverAlthough he has said his politics are neither red or blue, during his time at the company Mr Kalanick registered to run for governor of California as an independent when he just 27.He later told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that, regarding his politics, he was a “trustbuster” and “pro-efficiency”.Red Swoosh was acquired by Akamai Technologies for $19m in 2007 and two years later Mr Kalanick joined Garrett Camp to help realise the StumbleUpon founder’s new idea for a ride-hailing app that would make their names.
2017 hasn’t been a great year for Toshiba, as the company has been trying to find a buyer for its semiconductor business in order to cover billions of dollars of losses from its now-bankrupt US nuclear unit and to dig itself out of negative shareholders’ equity.This comes after the company sold its CMOS imaging division to Sony near the end of last year to cover over-stated earnings in an accounting scandal.A multinational consortium of companies from Japan, the US, and South Korea now looks best poised to purchase Toshiba's semiconductor business.According to people close to the matter, Toshiba has finally found a buyer.The company has apparently opted for a Japanese government-led group comprising firms from Japan, the US, and South Korea.An exact figure hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the sum clears Toshiba’s 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) minimum asking price for the division.
Your laptop ain’t a safe place to store your files.It’s one splash of soda away from a short circuit and your files disappearing into the ether.Cloud storage is an obvious solution, and cloud storage doesn’t get much better than Zoolz.Right now, it doesn’t get any more affordable either.This deal got our AAPicks bargain bell clanging.For the next few days Zoolz are offering you 1TB cloud storage for just $29.
Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trump haluaa hallintonsa satsaavan enemmän ja parempiin teknologioihin.Trump tapasi maanantaina useita it-alan huippujohtajia Washingtonissa.Mukana olivat muun muassa Amazonin Jeff Bezos ja Applen Tim Cook.Yhteensä paikalle oli kutsuttu edustajia noin 20 yhtiöstä.Huomionarvoista oli, että Facebookilta ei ollut paikalla korkeimman tason edustajaa.Operatiivinen johtaja Sheryl Sandberg oli estynyt saapumasta Cannesissa parhaillaan käynnissä olevan mainosalan tapahtuman takia, mutta Mark Zuckerbergin poissaolon syytä ei tiedetä.
But this monster is powered by electricity, not coal, and evaporates aluminum, not water—it makes superconducting electronics.Rigetti is using the machine and millions of dollars’ worth of other equipment housed here in hermetically sealed glass lab spaces to try and build a new kind of super-powerful computer that runs on quantum physics.Every Bay Area startup will tell you it is doing something momentously difficult, but Rigetti is biting off more than most – it's working on quantum computing.“This is going to be a very large industry—every major organization in the world will have to have a strategy for how to use this technology,” says Chad Rigetti, the company’s founder.No company is yet very close to offering up a quantum computer ready to do useful work existing computers can't.But Google has pledged to commercialize the technology within five years.
the European union's trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström told me he was very worried about the Us threat to curb steel imports.the united states has gone around flashing steel import reduction on national security grounds.it is paramount that such a business could launch a protectionist reaction from around the world, told the news agency Bloomberg.”This opens a Pandora's box”, Malmström said.”Many other countries could also appeal to security and make this star a lot of protectionist measures.”Us president Donald Trump has launched as part of the ”America first” policy, steel supplies against the investigation, which has received the European worried.
A trio of breakout freshman series—Atlanta, The Handmaid’s Tale and This Is Us—racked up the most nominations today as the Television Critics Association announced its 2017 TCA Awards nominees.The TCA, which is comprised of more than 200 North American TV critics and journalists (including myself), honors outstanding television programming.The organization often recognizes acclaimed shows that Emmy voters overlook—like The Leftovers, which today nabbed two nominations—and can give a boost to freshman series hoping to break into the Emmy field when those nominations are announced on July 13.In addition to those three shows, this year’s nominees include a number of freshman series and miniseries, all of whom are also hoping to make a dent in Emmy nominations next month: Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan, Stranger Things, The Good Place and The Crown all landed three nominations apiece, while Fleabag was nominated twice.While the TCA Awards do not separate their acting categories by gender, women dominated both the comedy and drama categories, which featured acclaimed performances by Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Carrie Coon (The Leftovers and Fargo), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Issa Rae (Insecure) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag).Atlanta, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Leftovers and This Is Us will compete for the most coveted award, Program of the Year.
Atari-satsning, hönsforskning och självkörande tåg.Efter 24 år utan en ny konsol meddelar Atari att de planerar att lansera en ny konsol.Detta efter att ha varit nära konkurs år 2013.Nu blickar uppenbarligen det ikoniska spelföretaget mot framtiden, skriver Mashable.I filmen nedan presenteras nyheten.Kanske kan alger göra höns friskare och minska behovet av antibiotika till djuren.
Google plans to make it harder for terrorists to exploit its platform by introducing new measures that are designed to help the search giant remove extremist content quicker and more efficiently.The measures — announced in The Financial Times (FT) on Sunday — come after the UK government raised questions about whether social media platforms have become breeding grounds and safe havens for terrorists.Google counsel Kent Walker wrote in the FT that Google already has thousands of people around the world reviewing content, in addition to image-matching technology that prevents videos from being re-uploaded once they have already been removed."While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done," he wrote.In a bid to address the problem, Walker said that Google intends to:put more engineering resources into training software that uses artificial intelligence to identify videos promoting extremism — "We have used video analysis models to find and assess more than 50% of the terrorism-related content we have removed over the past six months.
The Mode Media story refuses to end — following its abrupt shut down last year, the company’s assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick.Mode previously operated lifestyle sites including Glam and Foodie, plus a larger ad network that it said reached 144 million unique visitors each month.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but BrideClick says it will relaunch under the name Glam Inc. It’s currently looking to hire a new editor in chief, as well as expanding its sales and technology teams.“BrideClick and Glam are a perfect fit,” said BrideClick Chairman Henry Chamberlain in the acquisition release.“BrideClick has a passionate team with a track record of building long-term partnerships with bridal bloggers, social media influencers and advertisers.Glam.com provides us with the opportunity to launch into other content areas and cater to a wider audience.”
The second generation Audi R8 V10 has proven over the past year that it's a more than worthy successor to its iconic predecessor.Now, Audi is adding a dose of fun in the sun to its hardcore R8 V10 Plus supercar with a drop-top Spyder variant.On Friday, Audi unveiled the fourth and final member of its R8 supercar lineup."The Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus completes the R8 model line," Audi Sport managing director, Stephan Winkelmann, said in a statement."The Spyder is now also available as a 610 hp top version in addition to the Coupé.It benefits from our many years of experience in motorsport and combines breathtaking dynamics with the emotion of an open-top sports car."
Bakgrunden är att EU sedan våren 2015 granskat teknikjättens sökträffar som anses gynna företagets egen shoppingtjänst.Det misstänks ha drabbat både konkurrenter och konsumenter.Enligt uppgifterna väntas böterna för Google överträffa de 1,06 miljarder dollar som Intel åkte på att betala 2009.Google utreds även för sitt agerande kring flera av sina andra tjänster och det aktuella beslutet kan komma att bli vägledande för utfallen i de andra fallen.Ett företag som bryter mot EU:s konkurrensregler riskerar att få böta upp till 10 procent av sin årliga globala omsättning.
A student is forced to live the same day over and over again.The catch is that it’s the day that she’s murdered, and she’s stuck in her loop until she figures out the identity of the masked person who keeps killing her.Welcome to Happy Death Day.Directed by Christopher Landon, the film opens Friday October 13th and the trailer looks excellent.As a fan of Groundhog Day as well as slasher horror films, I find this movie is very intriguing.It takes a familiar genre (horror) and fits it into a structure (day repetition) unique to that genre, hopefully making something fresh and new.
In his latest article, Sujan Patel dives deep into 13 proven tactics to build your email list to 50,000 subscribers, from scratch.Different stages of growth require different approaches.This guide does a great job taking you through the tools, proven tactics, and strategies you’ll need at each stage of your growth to take your list to the next level.
Investment AB Spiltan invest according to a press release, 8 million in Urbangreens issue as yesterday opened at the share-based crowdfundingplattformen Pepins.Spiltan state that green solutions are gaining ground in Sweden.the New laws and regulations in combination with the desire to create greener cities impose requirements on property owners and developers, and in practice is granted currently no planning permission on the green plant and dagvattenkraven are not met, it is called.Read more: Spiltan bet 20 million on his asthma-tools"Urbangreen is an exciting company that stands for Spiltans values on responsible behaviour, CSR and a sustainable future," comments Per Håkan Börjesson, president of Investment AB Spiltan, in the press release."We also believe that the team behind the company have the right skills and experience to position themselves well in the highly growing market in both Sweden and the Nordic region," he adds.
Ohio Judge Michael Cicconetti has been ordering drunk driving defendants to download ride-hailing apps as part of their sentences.On June 6, a first-time offender who blew a .200 on a breathalyzer test was ordered to go through a prevention program, pay court costs, relinquish her license and, as part of her probation, download and activate Lyft or Uber on her phone.Cicconetti got the idea for the sentence after dealing with a repeat offender who would drive drunk despite living just blocks away from the bar, according to The News-Herald, a Cleveland-area newspaper.“If you can save one person from getting another [DUI], one person from getting into an accident, one person from hurting somebody else, it makes sense,” he told The News-Herald.“It doesn’t cost anybody anything to install it and activate it, and it’s far cheaper than paying the thousands of dollars you’d have to pay for another [DUI].”The Morning Email Wake up to the day's most important news.
Nytta med nöje är som bekant en uppskattad kombination.Med den digitala utvecklingen följer smarta plagg och hudnära teknik.Nästa steg i den resan har tagits av forskare på MIT och Harvard Medical School: de har tagit fram en tatuering som ändrar färg utifrån olika kroppsvätskor.Tatueringen går under namnet ”dermal abyss” och visar hur kroppsytan, det vill säga huden, kan fungera som en slag interaktiv skärm.En förening av traditionell tatueringskonst och framsteg inom biotekniken, skriver forskarna själva enligt sajten Geek.com.Men de är också noga med att påpeka att det än så länge bara är ett forskningsprojekt.
The Democratic Union Party's website has crashed as people woke this morning to google the group that may play kingmaker after the Tories fell short of a majority in the UK general election.At the time of writing, 647 of the 650 seats have been declared and Conservative leader Theresa May has failed to win the 326 seats needed to form a bill to have its programme of proposed new laws passed in the Queen's Speech.Her party achieved only 316.Tim Fallon's Liberal Democrats have ruled out forming a coalition again, presumably because the party got its fingers burnt the last time.The Lib Dems gained three seats, holding a total of 12.Labour gained 31 seats, taking its tally to 261.
According to a chinese publication, the Samsung Galaxy S8 be the first to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 – an alleged chipp who have not been introduced yet.the Source believes that the Snapdragon 836 likely also will sit in the LG V30 and the new Google Pixel phones.Snapdragon 836 is expected to be a minor upgrade of the current chip, the Snapdragon 835; a stopover before the next-generation SoC (system-on-chip).Last year's counterpart Snapdragon 821 was presented in the middle of the summer and sits in phones like the Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T and LG G6.Even if the rumor about the Snapdragon 836 is true, it is not certain that it applies to Swedish copy of the Galaxy Note 8, as Samsung is historically equipped the european editions with the Exynos.