The US has officially lifted a ban which forbade laptops or other large electrical items to be carried on flights arriving from ten destinations in the middle east across nine different airlines.The Department of Homeland Security stated in a Tweet that "enhanced security measures" have been deployed in place of the ban, although specific details of what these measures involve are unknown.The ban was initially put in place in March, apparently due to intelligence received over increased terrorism threats.It applied to all flights going to the US from ten Middle Eastern destinations including Abu Dhabi and Dubai.Earlier this month the ban was lifted for Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines, but has now been fully removed for all airlines.
We’re a sucker for big, fun out-of-home design projects, and this colorful Lyft stunt from Wieden + Kennedy New York certainly fits the bill.This weekend, the agency took over the La Cienega car wash in Los Angeles and gave it a makeover in the brand’s colors—lots and lots of pink.Everything has been redesigned, from the car-wash menus to the wash-tunnel instructions.A giant Lyft Car Wash neon sign was added, in what W+K described to AdFreak as an “unmissable thank-you note to drivers.”The car wash is offering them $1 washes.Mad about our drivers!” says the hand lettered type on a sign outside.
Telus has been named as the latest Nuage Networks victim client win, as the SD-WAN craze continues to grow across the world.It’s a technology which we’ve been talking about for a while, but SD-WAN is starting to make some real dents in budgets.Research from IDC claims roughly 70% of respondents will be either using or evaluating SD-WAN, with the industry worth up to $6 billion by 2020.Considering traction only really started last year, that’s a pretty impressive growth rate.With Nuage boasting of contract wins at BT, China Telecom, Telefonica, and Telia, the speculative research from IDC is justified by some commercial activity.“The cloud is a critical enabler of business agility and digital transformation, and enterprise IT teams are quickly recognizing their WAN services and architectures also require significant transformation,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director of Data Centre Networks at IDC.
By Bharath Vasudevan, Product Manager, HPE Software-defined and Cloud GroupLife is full of unpredictable and catastrophic events.With potential threats to data lurking around every corner, many businesses have disaster recovery strategies even if the strategy is something as dated as tape.For Danny Yeo, computer systems administrator at Brigham Young University (BYU) College of Life Sciences, recovering from tape-based backups that could take hours or days was no longer a possibility.The BYU College of Life Sciences, originally the College of Biology and Agriculture, was founded in 1954 in Provo, Utah.The college has approximately 350 students and faculty, including the four full-time and 20 part-time development and engineering team members that provide IT services to the rest of the college.
Dr Rola Hallam is a British-Syrian doctor and founder and CEO of CanDo, a humanitarian crowdfunding platform.In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Rola talks about the launch of the new platform, how people power is the greatest driver of social change, how CanDo will solve offer transparent aid and shine a light on the incredible stories from the ground in areas of crises, and offer a smarter solution to delivering humanitarian aid in the 21st Century.For more information on Cando’s work, visit their website, designed by Polly Playford, here.
Sky chairman James Murdoch is one of two new board members at Tesla, along with Linda Johnson Rice, the CEO and Chairman of the Johnson Publishing Company, which is best known for Ebony magazine (TechCrunch).The new additions to the board have been made following demands by investors to bring in people who are less closely linked to CEO Elon Musk.Their governance is amazing … Besides, I already said we'd add more independent members during SCTY merger.James Murdoch is the heir to Rupert Murdoch's media empire and also serves as CEO of 21st Century Fox, which is currently attempting a a takeover of Sky.Samsung has said that it expects to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, silver, cobalt, and copper from scrapped Galaxy Note 7 phones (TechCrunch).Scientists anticipate that A68 will follow the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula towards the Atlantic.
Apple already revealed many things about iOS 11 at its developers event in June, but it likely kept secret a few of them — those which will only be available to iPhone 8 buyers.After all, just like with any previous iPhone, it’s the software that makes it shine.However, Apple did demo one feature that’ll surely work better on the iPhone 8 than on any iOS device, and a new discovery suggests it could be used to completely transform FaceTime experiences.Apple’s betting big on augmented reality, and developers are already toying with ARKit, which was first demoed at WWDC 2017 last month.Discovered by VCDaily, a patent awarded to Apple details technology that could be used to bring AR features to FaceTime.Called Light field capture, the document describes ways of using the various sensors of a device like the iPhone to offer users a richer FaceTime experience.
Elon Musk took to Twitter on Monday to clarify comments that appeared to talk down Tesla's share price.The Tweet was a clarification of earlier comments made at the National Governors Association summer meeting over the weekend."I've gone on record several times saying our stock price is higher than we have any right to deserve," Musk said at the conference, according to video from CNBC.Shares of Tesla sank following the comments.Tesla also had to contend with reports that a Tesla had crashed over the weekend while its Autopilot system was engaged.The driver of the Tesla involved in the crash on Monday denied that the vehicle's Autopilot system led to the incident.
Google has gone from strength to strength with the programming language Go, which was launched in 2009.Now the course of the waves high on the upcoming version 2.Those who are driving the development of the new version, among other things, the architect Russ Cox, will be happy to receive wishes about what should be included in the new version, writes IDG News.It is clearly the focus: the Focus of version 2 of the Go is to fix the problems with scalability.And it's all about scalability, both during the operation of applications, for example in terms of parallelization, and in development, how many developers can work together with large kodbaser.It is particularly important to facilitate cooperation during the loosely structured forms, i.e. the type of communication for the majority of open projects.
The Pokémon Company has shut down a fan-made mod for Minecraft that introduced hundreds of the iconic pocket monsters to Mojang's enormously popular block-based exploration and creation game.Released in 2012, Pixelmon allowed users to craft Pokéballs and capture critters from the first three generations of Pokémon.The Pixelmon team was in the process of adding more Pokémon from the fourth, fifth and sixth generations.Players could also battle, trade and breed Pokémon in the game.In a forum post, Pixelmon creator 'MrMasochism' said: "It's been a great ride.With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development.
Lightweight and compact, the new Airstream Nest is a camping trailer that is small enough to be pulled behind even a midsized SUV.We’ve known that Airstream has had a sleek, lightweight, and compact new camper in the works for some time, but earlier in the week we finally got our first real glimpse of what it will look like in its final form.The company posted an update to its blog sharing photos of a prototype version of the Nest, and judging from those images it appears that it will be a radical — but welcomed — departure from the iconic Airstream trailers we’ve all come to know and love.With a shell made almost entirely from fiberglass, the Nest does away with the traditional aluminum body that has been a hallmark of Airstream campers for decades.This allows it to be both lighter and more aerodynamic.The Nest began its life at a startup called Nest Caravans, where fiberglass expert Robert Johans came up with the idea of making a small, easy-to-transport camper built from lightweight materials.
Renewable energy proponents have sought to expand offshore wind’s reach for years in the hope it would re-create the low-cost energy boom that has occurred in the US with onshore wind.The offshore resource has a lot of promise—turbines can be built bigger out at sea, so they can generate more power, and wind is generally less variable.But building offshore wind infrastructure is still expensive; it’s new territory for US contractors.Partnering with Dong Energy will bring some expertise across the pond—the company has constructed many large offshore wind installations in Europe, and it even submitted a subsidy-free bid to German energy regulators for a new installation to go up in 2020.This new project, called the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project, will consist of just two 6MW test turbines, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, where they can’t be seen from the shore.The turbines will be built next to a 112,800-acre site leased by Dominion Energy from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
Google has spent millions funding academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a watchdog has claimed.Over the last decade, Google has funded research papers that appear to support the technology company’s business interests and defend against regulatory challenges such as antitrust and anti-piracy, the US-based Campaign for Accountability (CfA) said in a report.“Google uses its immense wealth and power to attempt to influence policymakers at every level,” said Daniel Stevens, CfA executive director.“At a minimum, regulators should be aware that the allegedly independent legal and academic work on which they rely has been brought to them by Google.”In its Google Academics Inc report, the CfA identified 329 research papers published between 2005 and 2017 on public policy that the company had funded.Such studies have been authored by academics and economists from some of the world’s leading institutions including Oxford, Edinburgh, Stanford, Harvard, MIT and the Berlin School of Economics.
Betaltjänstbolaget PayPal noterades till nytt kursrekord om 56,99 dollar på onsdagen efter att techbolaget presenterat ett avtal med giganten Apple.PayPal meddelade tidigare under onsdagen att det numera går att använda tjänsten för att göra betalningar i iTunes Appstore.
Just in case the Christmas lights strung up on your living-room wall haven't let you know, we finally know when Stranger Things is coming back.But considering the new teaser’s insistence on calling out the year 1984, it’s got to make you wonder what, exactly, from that year could be crossing over.The batch of jelly beans that made President Reagan accidentally “outlaw Russia forever” on a live mic, perhaps?The fire that consumed Michael Jackson’s hair while filming a Pepsi commercial?How could something so seemingly pedestrian be the work of the Upside Down?As Sumerian lore or Tobin's Spirit Guide might remind you, Zuul was the demigod—and minion of Gozer—who possessed Sigourney Weaver in 1984’s Ghostbusters.
It’s been nearly a year since Netflix shared its first details on the second season of Stranger Things.Throughout the past 10 months, we’ve been subjected to occasional teases with no real talk of an actual premiere date.We finally have that launch date we’ve been waiting so long for, and with it, we’re seeing Netflix stick to the original Halloween commitment it made during the Super Bowl.Netflix announced today that Stranger Things season 2 will premiere on October 27, 2017.In typical Netflix fashion, the entire season will be available from that day, allowing you to binge watch the entire thing.Considering that October 27 falls on a Friday, we’re guessing a lot of people will do just that.
the Investment bank Credit Suisse has lowered its price target to $ 25, from the previous 30 dollars.the Bank concerned before the tech company's quarterly report.In efterhandeln the moment, however, the share re-up over 17 dollars.
Marketers may need to geo-locate for one-off campaigns, but as technology adoption influences our daily routines, forward-thinking entrepreneurs and investors can look to how generations across geographies are more similar than different for new opportunities.If you want insight into Chinese millennials, you’re better off looking to their American peers than their Chinese parents.Understanding the values of this massive consumer group – 200 million people in China ages 18-34, and nearly 80 million in the U.S., all moving into their prime spending years – will be key for startups building brands for the coming decade.Chinese millennials are sampling global lifestyles, learning to ignore big-name brands, and buying products based on friend recommendations and curation apps.All of these trends have corollaries in their American peers, and hold enormous implications for consumer brands around the globe.Investors hunting for consumer-facing unicorns need both a firm grasp on these values, and the ability to map them onto country-specific consumption habits.
Maybe it's all those Terminator movies, sci-fi novels, and post-apocalyptic video games, but it just makes sense to be wary of super-intelligent AI.Thankfully, two major firms in the study of artificial intelligence have convened to work on ways to keep AIs from tackling problems improperly — or unpredictably.OpenAI, a group founded by techno-entrepreneur Elon Musk and DeepMind, the team behind the new reigning Go champ, AlphaGo, have teamed up to find ways of ensuring an AI solves problems to human-desirable standards.While it's still faster sometimes to let an AI solve problems on its own, the team-up found that humans need to step in to add constraints upon constraints to train the AI to handle a task in an expected fashion.In a paper published by DeepMind and OpenAI staff, the two firms found that human intervention is critical to informing AI when a job is performed both optimally and correctly — that is to say, not to cheat or cut corners getting the quickest results.For example, telling a robot to scramble an egg could result in it just slamming an egg onto a skillet and calling it a job (technically) well done.
A storied Revolutionary War musket ball that was melted from a famously toppled statue of King George III has gone on display in Philadelphia.Experts believe that the ball is one of more than 42,000 melted from a statue of King George III that once stood on Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.The statue was torn down by a mob of soldiers and sailors on July 9, 1776.Dubbed “Melted majesty,” the musket balls were used to fight the British during the Revolutionary War, according to the Museum of the American Revolution, where the ball is now on display.SOLDIER’S FAITH: RARE BIBLE CARRIED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL HAS MOVING INSCRIPTIONSA spokeswoman for the Museum told Fox News that the musket ball was discovered across the street from Monmouth Battlefield State Park in New Jersey nearly 25 years ago by archaeologist Dan Sivilich.