Many of your devices and gadgets collects lots of information about you in order to be able to offer better services and targeted "deals".Since Windows 10 saw the light of day, the trend is very much alive even in the pc – so what to do if you do not wish to participate in the cloud-based masspårningen?Here, we tell you how you are doing.Some of the Windows Store-apps in Windows 10 requires access to your location information in order to work properly, while others just utilize it to improve the service.Before you disable the location services, it is therefore good to know that some platsberoende apps, and services may stop functioning as they should.If you are okay with it, press on the gear icon for Settings and select Privacy Positioning.
A moth caterpillar commonly bred for fishing bait feasts on polyethylene plastic, scientists have discovered, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.“This discovery could be an important tool for helping to get rid of the polyethylene plastic waste accumulated in landfill sites and oceans,” said Cambridge University professor Paolo Bombelli, co-author of a study published Monday in the journal Current Biology.Taking many years to biodegrade, these objects constitute a serious hazard for the environment, especially for sea life, when they are not recycled.The promising discovery centres on the wax worm - the name for the caterpillar larva of Galleria mellonella, or greater wax moth.In its pre-caterpillar form, the species is commercially raised as maggots to provide fish bait and aquarium food.The find happened by accident at the home of the study’s lead author, Federica Bertocchini, a biologist at the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain.
In advance of the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Target has gone Nintendo crazy.According to its senior vice president of merchandising, Scotty Nygaard in a statement, it’s all about the experience.Experience counts—it’s what keeps guests coming in and coming back to our stores.So we’re delivering the fun like only Target can, giving generations of Mario fans a shopping trip they won’t soon forget.If it’s experience you want, it’s experience you’ll get.Target’s Mario Kart experience starts before you even open the doors, with its giant red bollards — the things that keep cars from plowing into the store — designed to look like Mario and Luigi, our favorite Italian plumbers.
Bing announced they have updated their process for handling copyright removals and DMCA take-down requests.The Bing webmaster tools team said they have “streamlined the copyright removals process.”Bing added a method for webmasters to see the copyright removal notices and appeal those decisions directly and easily.Within Bing Webmaster Tools, there is a section named “Copyright Removal Notices.” There you will be able to see these notices and appeal them, if desired.Here is a screen shot:Here are more details on Bing’s copyright policies, and here is a summary of the removal report.
yesterday, Apple launched together with the World Wildlife Found (WWF) in a new campaign.Up to 28 april, the Iphone maker to give the organization a dollar per purchase through Apple Pay.This refers to shopping in Apple's own stores, writes Appleinsider.It is not the first time that Apple and WWF are working together.last year, on Earth Day, pulled the App Store up to 8 million dollars to charity via the ”Apps for Earth”campaign.And as the top at in:et was the WWF one of the first to be on charity at Apple Pay.
Andra Farhad är uppvuxen i Stockholmsförorten Fittja och började redan som 16 åring investera i aktier.Sedan dess har hon hunnit bli miljonär och har byggt upp sajten Börshajen som ska lära alla att investera i aktier.Förutom sajten håller hon även gratiskurser i aktiesparande.Nu tilldelas hon Kompassrosstipendiet, på 50.000 kronor, som delas ut av Konungens stiftelse ungt ledarskap.“Jag är så stolt över att få ta emot stipendiet.Det öppnar nya dörrar för mig – bland annat ett nytt nätverk av unga ledare och möjlighet att utveckla mitt personliga ledarskap.
Other Farhad grew up in the stockholm suburb of Fittja and began already as a 16 year old to invest in the shares.since Then, she has become a millionaire and has built up the site Börshajen that should teach everyone to invest in the shares.in Addition to the site, she also gratiskurser in stock market investments.Now assigned she Kompassrosstipendiet, of sek 50,000, which is awarded by the King's foundation young leadership.“I am so proud to receive the scholarship.It opens up new doors for me – including a new network of young leaders and the opportunity to develop my personal leadership.
2007 fyllde PC för Alla tio år, och vi tog fram kristallkulan för att titta tio år fram i tiden.”Ska vi slå vad?” skrev vi i artikeln.Nu har det gått tio år sedan den artikeln, och det är alltså dags att kolla om vi hade rätt eller fel i våra förutsägelser.2007 pratades det inte om ”molnet”, men vi hade ändå ganska rätt i vår förutsägelse om hur vi skulle lagra data: ”Eftersom all din teknik ständigt är uppkopplad mot internet lagrar du det mesta i nätverket”.Vi förstod också att cd- och dvd-skivan skulle vara död till år 2017, men var lite väl överoptimistiska när vi skrev att ”minne är inte något problem om tio år”.För tio år sedan var digitalkameror en storsäljare, men vi förutspådde att de inte skulle överleva till 2017.
500 gb was never really enough.We all knew that when the PS4 and Xbox One first came out and our hard drives quickly filled up with games, forcing some uncomfortable decisions about how best to manage the limited storage available.Luckily, that standard seems to now be slipping.The PS4 Pro comes with 1 tb standard, and we have to assume that the "premium" Xbox Scorpio will ship with something at least comparable -- now the PS4 slim is moving on up to the big leagues as well.A page on Sony's website advertises the slim PS4, now with a 1 tb hard drive, and the company also announced the move on Twitter.The page is a bit short on information, but the wording suggests that the PS4 Slim will now have a 1 tb hard drive as a rule of thumb -- this sets it apart from the Xbox One S, which comes in both 500 gb and 1 tb variants.
Thanks to a resolution signed by President Trump earlier this month, consumer-friendly privacy rules passed by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission won’t take effect.Rules designed to protect net neutrality—the idea that internet providers shouldn’t be able to give certain content preferential treatment—seem likely to fall next.Ideally, if your internet service provider slipped permission to use your browsing history for ad targeting into its fine print or decided to charge you more to access Netflix than Hulu, you’d just switch to a different provider that offered better terms.This lack of choice isn’t for lack of demand.If that’s not enough, what will it take to expand the number of choices people have for broadband?“The answer the incumbents will give you is, ‘Get government out of the way,'” says Joshua Montgomery, founder of the Lawrence, Kansas-based fiber-optic internet provider Wicked Broadband.
As tough as it is to find an affordable home — or any home at all — in the Bay Area, the housing crunch is a statewide phenomenon.New listings plunged 12 percent in March from one year earlier, creating a seller’s market across the state.That’s according to a new report from the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).It shows statewide sales and prices rising year-over-year as spring buyers pounced on the limited housing supply, driving prices up — and leaving slim pickings behind for those still hunting for a home.Sales of single-family homes rose 6.9 percent year-over-year in California; in the nine-county Bay Area, the increase was 6.4 percent.Statewide, the median price rose 6.8 percent to $517,020, while the Bay Area median rose a whopping 10.1 percent to $837,720.If that’s not a siren call for more affordable housing, what is?Leslie Appleton-Young, C.A.R.’s senior vice president and chief economist, characterized the spring season as “off to a good start, as the economic and market fundamentals remain solid for the most part.However, higher interest rates, a dearth of housing inventory, and slow wage growth will continue to have an adverse effect on housing affordability that is putting upward pressure on home prices, and is sure to hamper the market throughout the year.”Actually, after creeping up for several months, mortgage rates fell late last week to their lowest levels of 2017.Thursday, Freddie Mac announced the average rates for a 30-year fixed loan (4.08 percent), a 15-year fixed loan (3.34 percent) and a 5-year adjustable loan (3.18 percent).The declining rates reflected a drop in the 10-year Treasury note yield, which nudged lower Wednesday after President Trump said the dollar was “too strong.” The markets also were responding to general apprehension about national and world events: an unimpressive U.S. jobs report, air strikes in Syria and nuclear saber-rattling by North Korea.Clearly, home buyers will keep an eye on those rates — not to mention the aftermath of those events — in the days and weeks ahead.In the meantime, here are some Bay Area highlights of the C.A.R.
På nyöppnade SingularityU Denmark i Köpenhamn ska startups och storbolag mötas och lära sig om dagens hetaste teknologier.Vi blir en plats dit företag kan skicka sina anställda för att lära sig, för det går inte att skicka ett helt företag till Silicon Valley", säger Laila Pawlak.I den 5 000 kvadratmeter stora lokalen ska det hållas kurser och finnas plats för bolag som vill sitta och arbeta tillsammans.Där finns bland annat ett rum för skapande där man kan göra prototyper med 3d-skrivare och laserskärare och som är öppet för allmänheten, och ett biohackerspace där man kan utforska biotech och DNA.Skolan i Köpenhamn är en gren av amerikanska Singularity University som 2008 öppnade i NASA:s forskningspark i Kalifornien.Enligt Laila Pawlak kommer samma grundtanke att genomsyra verksamheten i både Silicon Valley och Skandinavien.
Editor’s note: This originally appeared in our weekly newsletter.Sign up here to get our updates straight to your inbox.This week’s briefing starts off a bit personal.I’ve been in and out of Chinese media and tech since 2010.Since I joined TechNode last November, I’ve told many people the same thing: There’s no bad time to get involved in tech in China.The rate of change and adoption of this change is so high that no matter when you start, you’re not going to be too late because there’s always going to be something exciting and creative coming down the pipe.The three trends I’m talking about today are great examples of thisMuch of what we see happening in China now is directly enabled by the number of people using mobile payments (mostly Alipay and WeChat).
Given the flood of recent details about the next Xbox, Project Scorpio, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a formal launch is on the horizon.Today, we have a date: June 11, a couple of days before the E3 exhibition in Los Angeles begins.Given that it’s E3, which focuses on console gaming, Microsoft was expected to talk about Project Scorpio anyway.But Microsoft is committing to a full unveiling at the show.“We’re excited to unveil Project Scorpio and the amazing game experiences it powers at E3 this June,” Microsoft’s Phil Spencer wrote in a post to Xbox Wire on Thursday.Microsoft’s spent the last week revealing details of what’s actually inside Scorpio: eight 2.3GHz cores (powered by AMD, though not with the new Ryzen chip), 40 Radeon compute units running at 1.17GHz ,12GB of GDDR5 memory, and a 1TB hard drive.
Många var vi nog som undrade vad som egentligen hände med Spotty – Apple Watch-appen som äntligen skulle ta Spotify till Apple Watch.En efterlängtad app, speciellt eftersom att Spotify själva visat ett stort ointresse för klockan.Synka Spotify med Apple Watch – och lämna telefonen hemmaVi testade betaversionen av Spotty, som sedan bytte namn till Snowy.Appen låter oss styra Spotify från klockan, och dessutom offline-synka utvalda spellistor.En skarp version utlovades i februari, men när Spotifys advokater hörde av sig blev det tyst som i graven.
Nintendo is showing off more Switch and 3DS games that are coming this summer (and beyond), and here’s how you can follow along.The publisher is promising to focus on previously announced Switch games Arms and Splatoon 2.Arms is a fighting game about characters with wacky limbs, and Splatoon 2 is the sequel to the ink-shooting multiplayer game.You can watch the livestream right here by clicking play on the Twitch window below.
Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby will not be able to manage the voice commands, when the Galaxy S8 lands in stores.the Functionality will be released later this year through an update.the Voice control is one of the Bixbys four pillars.the Idea is that users should be able to do everything with a voice that they otherwise done by tapping on the screen in compatible applications.the electronics giant writes at the same time that the Bixbys other features will be available ”at the global launch” so the assistant will most likely not be regionbegränsad.However, Bixby is only able to manage two languages initially: English and Korean.
Att hamna i mittsätet på flyget, och känna obehaget av att sitta fast, är något som många oroas över inför resan.De flesta av oss föredrar att sitta vid fönstret eller gången om valet finns – men snart kan det vara så att mittenplaceringen inte längre är en nitlott.Företaget Molon labe Seatings S2 ”Stagger Seat” kan vara lösningen på problemet.Så hur funkar då det hela?Jo, tack vare att mittsätet har skjutits något bakåt och sänkts – har man kunnat göra det bredare.Ytterligare en finess är att ingenjörerna delat armstödet i två nivåer, vilket innebär att man inte behöver armbågskriga med okända grannar.
Two patents were recently granted to Google that paint a very interesting picture of the future of search.Before we dive in, I feel it’s necessary to point out that having a patent granted does not mean that Google will be implementing everything (or even anything) contained therein; however, it does illustrate areas they’re considering and willing to invest significant time and money into protecting.In this article, I’m going to focus on the first patent, “Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior.” To get a feel for the full scope of what Google is getting at here, I’ve highlighted excerpts from key sections of the patent, followed by my assessment of those sections.The computing system sends information to the computing device indicating that the current action being taken by the user will lead to the user not being able to take the future action.In the abstract, we understand that Google intends to take into account what we are presently doing and place that in the context of tasks we are likely to do in the future.The abstract doesn’t include what will happen when that event occurs, so we’ll just have to keep reading.
As gas-only vehicles gradually give up some of their kingdom to electric and hybrid cars, it’s only a matter of time before service vehicles get in on the action, too.We’ve already seen green alternatives to gas-guzzling semi trucks and cargo vans, but police pursuit vehicles are a specialized case that just hasn’t been able to go hybrid — that is, until now.And who better to help the LAPD go green than the company responsible for some of the most popular police cars of all time, Ford.Ford, makers of the most iconic cop car of all time, the Crown Victoria, just showed off its very first “pursuit-rated” hybrid car, which is joining the LAPD’s fleet of service vehicles.The car, which has been rather haphazardly named the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, is a step above the Ford Fusion upon which it is based thanks to upgrades to the suspension, tires, interior, and suspension.The car gets its get-up-and-go from a 2.0-liter four cylinder gas engine pared with an electric motor and 1.4-kilowatt rechargeable battery.