It can dance, walk, play football and do kung-fu – but only when commanded via its companion app.UBTech Alpha 1 Pro – Design and FeaturesThe Alpha 1 Pro comes fully assembled and with minimal accessories in the box – just a mains charger and a Mini USB cable.Or perhaps the scheming love-child of Honda Asimo.Alpha s probably about as big as you re expecting – certainly as I was expecting.There s an awful lot of white plastic here, broken up only by the black plastic and silver metal of those 16 servos at all the joints.
in Order to be able to understand who Vladimir Putin is, you must first know where he came from.The New York Times Moscow correspondent Steven Lee Meyers has built a broad portrait of the eastern neighbour of the master.the Book explains how the background stay in strasbourg to block, colourless but the peak always faithful intelligence service of the third series of officers became russia's new tsar.the Book begins with putin's grandfather who put the food themselves to Stalin and still managed to survive.putin's childhood home was a 17-square of the joint housing unattractive in the floor of the house.Judo saved from being bad for you.
Sdp, fresh vice-president criticise the Saturday, the government postponed the plans and indicated that they were part of the president Antti rinne of the teams that aims to win in the next few years held viisissä election.the New vice president of triad Sanna Marin, Maarit Feldt-ranta and Ville Skinnari stated in a joint press conference his intentions to fight the government's social and health care services reform, which is based on service activities for the transfer of publicly owned companies.Feldt-beach view, the sote-reform should be to prepare together .however, He did not specify cooperation partners in its detail.Together , Feldt-Beach characterize future Sdp-driven sote-the preparation.it is not Intended that the reform would be returned completely to the starting box.
Chinese and US producers are making an $80 million £55.5m live-action sci-fi thriller based on popular 1980s building block computer game Tetris.The movie, which will begin shooting next year, is the first project from the newly-formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese entertainment investor Bruno Wu s Seven Star Works and producer Larry Kasanoff s California-based Threshold Entertainment Group.The pair said the joint venture will make cross-cultural movies for the global market and Kasanoff added that the 32-year-old video game is a perfect first project for this strategy .The movie, whose name was not mentioned in the release, follows in the mould of such computer game-inspired film productions as Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Mortal Kombat.View photosMore Mark Lennihan/AP/PA The announcement said financing for the co-production was complete and there were plans to film the movie in China, featuring Chinese actors.Kasanoff has previously produced two Mortal Kombat movies and Wu is founder and CEO of Sun Seven Stars Media Group, a private media and entertainment investment company in China.
On Tuesday, Uber launched a new feature called Trip Tracker, enabling users to track their family members' rides with the service.The Trip Tracker is part of another Uber feature called Family Profiles, which lets you add other riders to a joint family profile, with rides billed to the profile organizer.The idea behind the feature is to track your family members in real time.Then, you'll be able to follow the ride's progress on the map inside the Uber app see below .The Trip Tracker is a welcome safety-related feature from Uber, which has often been under fire for not doing enough to make sure its customers are safe.In April, Uber agreed to pay $10 million to settle California prosecutors' allegations it misled customers about the background checks it performs on drivers.
Auto show season just ended, but Chinese carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Company also known as GAC Group is already looking ahead to next year.GAC will exhibit at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, marking its second appearance at the Motor City show and the latest attempt by a Chinese company to break into the U.S. market.There is no indication yet of what GAC will unveil in Detroit.Like most Chinese carmakers, GAC has engaged in joint ventures with Western firms, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA , Honda, and Toyota.Read more: Check out Techrules 1,030-hp turbine-electric supercar conceptsTalk of Chinese cars coming to the U.S. has gone on for years, partly because of the vastness of the Chinese car industry, partly because the cars it produces are expected to be very cheap.The company is a giant in China, but so far it has only managed to lease its e6 electric car to some Uber drivers in Chicago, and sell a handful of electric buses.
With the proliferation of connected devices, comes the fear that our home and work environments will eventually become hopelessly entangled with endless power and data cables.The San Jose-based company announced that it is partnering with an unnamed market-leading specialty battery company in the hearing devices and wearables market.Energous President Stephen Rizzone said that the joint development and licensing agreement represents our first foray into the rechargeable battery market which we believe holds great potential for Energous, He said that the deal with the medical devices company was made possible by Energous efforts to miniaturize its technology and to keep its price point low.Energous solution can power up multiple devicesEnergous says that its technology s advantage is that it delivers contained, useable power at a distance to multiple electronic devices.More importantly Energous joins the ranks of connected devices that seek to capture a share of the huge global implantable medical devices market.Transparency Market Research found that the U.S. implantable medical devices market alone would grow from $25.2 billion in 2012 to $33.6 billion by 2019.
REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake/Handout Good fences make good neighbors, which is why the United States is building a space fence.The new space fence, since it promises to be more accurate, will shrink those uncertainty bubbles, Mercurio said.I think tracking more of the space debris, and particularly the smaller space debris objects, is a very good goal, Weeden added.With that in mind, the space situational awareness capacity of the Joint Space Operations Center has a deterrent aspect to it, because we are able to identify, characterize, and attribute actions in space.Omar Lamrani, a senior military analyst for Stratfor, an intelligence firm, said that the space fence could help the U.S. move a satellite away from another satellite that could harm it, and could also help attribute aggressive actions if they occur.In other words, if a country like Russia or China knows that the United States would be able to attribute a hostile action in space, they are less likely to do it.
Tesla just announced a $2 billion stock offering — and it's great news for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.The two banks are acting as lead joint book runners on the offering, according to a statement.Deutsche Bank, Citibank, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will act as additional book-running managers.Tesla is offering about $1.4 billion of shares, according to the press release.CEO Elon Musk is selling the remaining shares.The deal is the fifth-largest equity-capital markets transaction in the US in 2016, after TransCanada, ArcelorMittal, Molson Coors, and Baxalta.Goldman Sachs analysts on Wednesday issued a "buy" rating on Tesla's stock, leading to a jump in its price.NOW WATCH: Everything Elon Musk just revealed about the Tesla Model 3Loading video...
Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company s lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic.That applies to the more recent Tesla Model X crossover SUV as well—and Panasonic was also an early investor in Tesla Motors shares, owning a small percentage of the Silicon Valley company.For the upcoming $35,000 Model 3 sedan, Tesla is building its massive gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, to lower the cost of that car s cells through a single integration production site.Panasonic is a partner in that project, although its financial commitments have been cautious and conservative.Now, according to an article yesterday in The Korea Times, Tesla is talking with three other possible cell suppliers for the Model 3: LG Chem, Samsung, and SK Innovation.According to the newspaper s report, LG Chem is expected to win the Tesla business thanks to its output commitment, good pricing and on-time delivery.LG Chem is one of the world s three largest suppliers of lithium-ion cells for electric vehicles, with contracts to supply more than a dozen different vehicles—including both the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Bolt EV that will go into production by the end of this year.Panasonic is another of the three, with Tesla as its primary customer.The third large cell supplier is Automotive Electric Supply Corporation AESC , the joint venture between Nissan and Japanese computer giant NEC.That venture supplies cells for the current Nissan Leaf, the world s best-selling electric car.Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company had moved up its target date for producing 500,000 electric cars a year.Formerly planned for 2020, he now says that will be the rate for 2018—an escalation in production rates that some industry insiders say simply cannot be met.The Model 3 is scheduled to go into production before the end of 2017, another extremely aggressive target, using cells from the Nevada gigafactory.At the moment, that plant is assembling battery packs using cells assembled elsewhere, but Tesla says it will begin fabrication of the cells themselves by the end of this year.Still, if Musk s remarkable volume target is to be met, it appears that Model 3s may require more than one cell supplier.Hence the discussions with the three Korean companies.If the newspaper s report is accurate, and even some Tesla Model 3s are built using cells made by LG Chem, that would likely catapult the Korean company to the leader among global battery suppliers.The Model 3 is expected to use 4.9-Amp-hour cylindrical cells from Panasonic in the 26650 format, somewhat larger than the 3.4-Ah 18650 cells used in the Model S and Model X.To ramp up to the required battery-pack volumes for Musk s Model 3 targets, LG Chem, Samsung, or SK Innovation would have to offer cells in that format that offer the same energy and power characteristics as the Panasonic cells—which Tesla likely helped to design.Whether those cells would be shipped to its pack-assembly line from elsewhere, or fabricated in the gigafactory, remains unknown.But with such aggressive goals for Model 3 volumes, it appears that Tesla wants to ensure that the capacity of the world s lithium-ion cell suppliers won t constrain production of the car for which Tesla says it has taken almost 400,000 deposits.In fact, the ability of battery suppliers to provide enough cells to meet growing demand for battery-electric cars promises to be a fascinating story over the next two or three years.hat tip: Joseph Dubeau This post first appeared on Green Car Reports.
Forty feet wide and 80 feet long, the Stiletto is nearly three times the size of a World War II PT boat yet less than a third of the weight.With a carbon fiber hull, the Stiletto is light enough 45 tons, unloaded to be craned onto a cargo ship for transport—but it can also carry 20 tons of cargo and tear through most sea states at high speeds.Now operating from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek near Norfolk, Virginia, the Stiletto was originally intended to be part of a new Navy combat concept—groups of small, highly networked boats carrying sensors and weapons and working as a group to take on enemies in coastal, river, and shallow ocean waters.Built with special operations in mind, the Stiletto has a stealthy profile and a unique pentamaran hull that essentially acts as a surface effect hull at high speeds, allowing the craft to rise out of the water and reach speeds of 60 knots 69 miles an hour, or 110 kilometers per hour .But it is funded directly by the Department of Defense's Office of Research, Test, Development and Evaluation RDT .Earlier this year, Stiletto served as the "sea" leg of a Marine Corps Warfighting Lab test of using teamed ground robots and aerial drones to find and direct fire against targets ashore.
DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.Sure, there s the possibly disastrous Warcraft film, the critically panned Angry Birds film which opens this weekend , and you may have even seen some pretty intriguing trailers for Michael Fassbender s new Assassin s Creed movie.While Angry Birds was a big stretch, it seems nearly impossible to make an actual film about falling blocks, but don t tell that to Chinese media exec Bruno Wu and producer Larry Kasanoff of True Lies fame , who are said to be pitching an $80 million joint venture about the hit game of old.The icing on the cake is director/writer Shane Black, who has created some of the best action films and buddy flicks in the genre, from the Lethal Weapon franchise to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.In other words, there will be no movie magic to bring Schwarzenegger s iconic original character back to the franchise in his youth via CGI.Other topics this week vary from Harley Quinn s own DC Comics spinoff film, to a Star Wars film hoax, to Daniel Craig s stepping down as Bond for a possible ascent to the throne by Mr. Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki himself.
Recognizing new paradigm in automotive sheet steel performance PROVIDENCE, R.I.– BUSINESS WIRE –May 20, 2016– NanoSteel , a leader in nanostructured steel materials, and the company s joint development launch partner, AK Steel Corporation, have won the Platts Global Metals Breakthrough Solution of the Year Award.This award is in recognition of NanoSteel s advanced automotive sheet-produced by AK Steel-which brings the combination of both high strength and high formability to automotive lightweighting.Our material also provides all the benefits of steel, making it more cost-effective than alternative metals and easier to integrate into a supply chain and parts manufacturing footprint that has successfully produced steel automotive components for more than 100 years.This multi-year partnership between two innovative companies is uniquely positioned to advance steel s leadership in vehicle lightweighting.The Company s primary focus is proprietary alloys for use as sheet steel in automotive lightweighting applications.Founded as a spinoff of the U.S. Department of Energy s Idaho National Laboratory in 2002, NanoSteel has developed multiple generations of ferrous materials innovations including metallic coatings, additive manufacturing powders, and sheet steel protected by over 300 patents filed and/or granted worldwide.
Starbreeze announced today that it has started a joint venture with Imax to produce the Imax experience to the company VR headsets Star WR. In addition, it will come Starbreeze developing VR experiences and games that will go to feast at Imax cinemas. More specifically, that will result from this cooperation, we will see in the future, but it seems that Starbreeze not just want that Star WR will be a game accessories, without a solid entertainment device.
Created by Starship Technologies, this robot doesn t just bring the pizza from the restaurant to the office, but rather takes care of the whole process, going both to and from Starship s favorite joint, sometimes with cash in tow.It s not until the helpful machine gets to the pizza parlor that the humans back at Starship press a button, unlocking the money-containing hatch and allowing pizzeria workers to replace the cash with hot pies.Today, 15 robots are currently being tested in London, Berlin, Tallinn, and Arkansas.Forbes describes the robot s appearance as sleek and futuristic, like a stretched out version of Iron Man s helmet.Currently, a single human operator can control four robots from Starship s headquarters, as the robots do need help with some tasks like crossing the road or avoiding obstacles.So if you re looking for another way to get hot pizzas to your door, you better hope this timetable is accurate.
Key Features300W motorWhisk, pastry dough and mixing beaters3.5-litre bowlManufacturer: Morphy RichardsWhat is the Total Control Folding Stand Mixer 400405 ?While most have attachments that move around a static bowl using a planetary motion, here, it s the bowl that rotates with the option to rotate it manually in either direction .It unfolds, clicks into place and is ready to use in less than a minute.Adding softened sugar and butter to the bowl, we started the programme to cream the two together.Before all the mixture had been beaten to the desired consistency, the automatic pause had kicked in, so some of the remaining time needed to be used for this.Running the programme for a second time produced better results; the whisked egg whites remained static and peaked when the bowl was tipped.
The S-30 / Orion hybrid carrying the HiFiRE 5B experimentAustralia's venerable Woomera rocket range last week hosted a successful hypersonic test in which the experimental HiFiRE rocket hit Mach 7.5 and an apogee of 278 km.The data-gathering experiment wasn't testing a hypersonic motor – sorry Sydney to London in two hours fans – but rather carried instruments to observe the aerodynamics of flight at speeds up to 9,200 km/h.The HiFiRE 5B experiment was conducted to measure boundary layer transition on a three-dimensional body reaching hypersonic speeds.It was a repeat of the HiFiRE 5 launch in April 2012, which only reached Mach 3 after the second-stage rocket failed.HiFiRE is a joint project between Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation, the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing, and the University of Queensland.Here's the launch:As this design document PDF on NASA's site explains, the experimental part of last week's shot was the payload carrying an instrument package.
Elin Lindblad at consulting company Medical Management Innovations want to connect the service to find joint disorder with an appointment at the health center. Using apps and web services you can quickly get an initial diagnosis. Then the patient can avoid both sick and might handicap, says Elin Lindblad at consulting company Medical Management Innovations project manager for Ontilederna.nu. Now Elin Lindblad plans to connect the service directly with tidbokningen at a health center and ensure that the information collected in the test ports directly from the coroner. The technical components developed within 4d to be reused in other diagnostic areas, and more counties than the Stockholm County to cut costs for the service. In time, the idea that the health center will be skipped altogether in some cases and that the patient after the Web test with a sample to be sent directly to a specialist.
Spiclypeus shipporum, shown here in an artist illustration, would have plodded along a 76 million years ago in what is now the Judith River Formation of Montana.The particular specimen used to identify the species was an adult with a bone infection and arthritis, researchers report today May 18 in the journal PLOS ONE.Dinosaur names and nicknamesThe scientific name Spiclypeus shipporum comes from the Latin words for "spiked shield" combined with the surname Shipp, after Bill Shipp, a retired physicist and amateur fossil hunter who first discovered the bones of the new species.The details of the dinosaur's place on the tree of life are online at judiththedinosaur.com, but the new PLOS ONE paper represents its official scientific debut.The upper bone of one of her front legs showed evidence of infection and arthritis in the joint.None of those specimens have been found farther south than Canada.
Hackajob, the Techstars London alumni, claims to have built a platform to make hiring technical talent more intelligent and data-driven .It does this in part by holding weekly online challenges related to specific technical expertise and based on the data these challenges produce and the startup s own tech designed to assess code quality and other criteria, matches technical talent to job openings at companies who are hiring.To help further its mission to make recruitment more transparent, Hackajob has picked up £400,000 in seed funding led by Downing Ventures.With competition for technical talent so fierce, our approach helps companies identify talent, who they may have previously missed after judging them on paper, as well as diamonds in the rough, Hackajob s founders, Razvan Creanga and Mark Chaffey, tell me in a joint email.We host weekly hackasprints – online challenges that allow candidates to show their ability and get the job they deserve based on actual skill sets.To make this a reality, the Hackajob founders say they have built tech that can objectively assess code, looking for things such as code quality, efficiency and industry best practices .