On Nov. 23, APARTSMAN, an ELV end-of-life vehicle dismantling and processing company, received RMB 50 million USD 7.8 million in a round of pre-A series funding from Jiangsu Chenlong Group, boosting its valuation to USD 39 million.APARTSMAN, based in Beijing, has branches in places like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, America and Japan.APARTSMAN s main businesses include intelligent vehicle dismantling by experienced overseas technicians and selling dismantled parts to developing countries through its e-commerce platform.Zhu Jiangang, CEO of APARTSMAN, said the market for dismantled vehicle parts in China is expecting a surge in the near future, up to RMB 600 billion.Dismantled parts and second-hand parts are the future of China s auto parts in the after-sales market, according to Zhu.
Yle news at the time, that also Kokkola has been in contact with.in Kokkola, for example, is Freeport Cobalt's factory, as well as Finland's third largest port.in Addition, the mining company Keliber open Europe's first lithium mine 50 kilometres from the Caustic."of Course, the choice should be at all significant to the entire Finland level," he continued.Yle estimates that around four billion euros to pay the factory will employ about 3,000 people."But it would be places in Finland, then Kokkola, or any other, so let's talk nationally is a very significant issue.
"Hidden beneath our cities, unnoticed on high mountainsides.The more exploring you do, the more abandoned places that you find."In 2015, Happer published a book, "Abandoned Places: 60 Stories of Places Where Time Stopped," that celebrates the eerie sites around the globe devoid of human residents."Abandoned Places" explores deserted sites on Antarctica, islands in the middle of the Pacific, and even a Six Flags in New Orleans.A nuclear power plant explosion at Chernobyl in 1986 coated this northern Ukraine city in radioactive material.Pennsylvania's Eastern State Penitentiary, opened in 1829, introduced a new prison model by isolating inmates and subjecting them to labor.
Furniture chain Ikea is planning to sell in front of almost EUR 900 miljooonan shopping centers, says the news agency Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources. Ikea spokeswoman Josefin Thorell confirms that the company plans to sell 27 commercial concentration. The plan is tied to Ikea's strategy, according to which the group should keep only real estate, which creates the opportunities for cooperation with the tenants and to develop a "inspiring and family-friendly meeting places". "We sell the parts of Ikea, which do not fit into this vision," said Thorell. According to him, sold 12 sites located in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic, the rest are. Thorell refused to comment on the value of the parts are for sale.
Chaired by President President Park Guen-Hye, the meeting will focus on proposed changes to current laws that will allow pilot programs for drones and driverless cars.Limitations on the exportation of map data created by the South Korean government to other countries means that Google Maps currently lacks many of the functions—such as 3D maps, driving and walking directions, and indoor maps—available to users elsewhere.South Korea approves map data exports only if certain satellite images are edited or obscured for example, blurring army bases or disguising them as forests , even though they are visible for users of Google Maps, Apple Maps, and similar services in other places.Ironically, the Google says the restrictions mean that Google Maps actually has more features in North Korea, including driving directions, than in South Korea.The South Korean government promised to make English-language digital maps available for companies in 2013, but Google said at the time that the new data did not have enough information to ensure that it can provide accurate directions.According to Joongang Daily link via Google Translate , the automaker sells its Sonata sedan with built-in Android Auto in 30 markets, but not in South Korea because the in-car operating system needs full access to Google Maps features.
Google Home will be available later this year, executives said, for an undisclosed price.The company showed off the small, cylindrical device in white, but it will feature bases in custom colors.Google Home being held by Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team.Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team, said that Google s aspiration was to make Google Home useful in one of the most enjoyable places in the world: your home.You ll also be able to set alarms, manage shopping lists, and connect to your smart home, including Nest products.Google promised that you ll be able to monitor its Home progress via Google.com/home.
Caption: Mineralbad BBStephan ZirwesRelated GalleriesAlways Moving?This Modular Furniture Is Easy to Take ApartDreamy Photos That Will Put Your Instagram Filters to Shame$30K Retrofit Turns Dumb Semis Into Self-Driving RobotsThis Trippy Looking Building Is Modeled After a Sand DollarMeet the Garden Designer Who Transformed Rio de JaneiroStephan Zirwes has a thing for aerial photography.He loves seeing the patterns in mundane places like golf courses, soccer fields and swimming pools.Pools often have nice structures and sometimes also strange designs, he says.Revealing these designs required caaaaarefully shooting his Hasseblad 50Mp from the window of a helicopter hovering 1,000 feet above pools in cities throughout southern Germany.Zirwes uses Photoshop to eliminate distractions like buildings and make a patterned frame of the surrounding title, transforming an ordinary swimming pool into a lovely minimalist scene.
You look at some of these tech stocks that are so, so weak as a concept and a company, and they re selling for so much money.He slammed companies that have never made any money and that have a bad concept.Trump s less nuanced version ruffled some feathers.Finally someone calls it out, veteran VC Marc Andreessen tweeted sarcastically, prompting one commenter to suggest Trump might try to build a firewall and get San Francisco to pay for it.The phrase make bubbles great again began popping up on social media — a play on Trump s make America great again campaign slogan.Trump also managed to anger some people on the other side of the Bay this week by calling Oakland one of the most dangerous places in the world in an interview with The New York Times.The comment prompted a biting reply from Mayor Libby Schaaf.Chris Christie, left, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., March 1, 2016.
Finding a job can be a struggle, but it always helps to look in the right places.Each city s ranking is based on its Glassdoor Job Score, which is determined by weighing four major factors: how easy it is to a job there, how affordable the area is, job satisfaction, and general work-life balance.Glassdoor also includes each city s median pay, median home value, and the number of current job openings.They also mention some of the jobs with the highest demand in each area.Here are the top 10:San Jose, CASan Francisco, CASeattle, WABoston, MAWashington, D.C.Austin, TXSalt Lake City, UTRaleigh-Durham, NCMinneapolis-St. Paul, MIOklahoma City, OKLast year s top city, Raleigh, has been bumped down to eighth place and replaced by San Jose, where the median base salary is $112,000.No other city on the list comes anywhere close to that.
At several places in the country have rabbits died of a new kind of rabbit haemorrhagic disease. The rabbits found dead in Solna carrying a new type of lethal kaningulsoten. Since 2011, the new type of virus caused eight outbreaks in wild rabbits in several locations in Sweden and two outbreaks in domestic rabbits. The new variant virus was first discovered in France in 2010. The virus is spread both by direct contact between rabbits and indirectly through contaminated feed, litter or via insects, writes SVA. The virus is not dangerous to humans or other animals, even if the virus can infect some hares.
Disney Movies VR lets you 'transport yourself into the wonderful world of Disney from your very own living room' DisneyDisney has released a free app for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that aims to bring iconic pop-culture locations from its numerous mega-franchises into the world of VR virtual reality .The app, entitled Disney Movies VR, features characters and places from The Jungle Book, Captain America and also Star Wars.Part of the enduring appeal of virtual reality is the promise of being transported into fantastical worlds, if only for a brief few moments.As for Star Wars, we catch a glimpse of an AT-AT and come face to face with The Force Awakens' violently adorable spherical droid BB-8 on board the Millenium Falcon.It's not a glitch by the way: the trailer just doesn't have soundYouTube/Radio Disney ClubShould be great, right?Sony shocked a lot of fans by revealing that EA and DICE's hugely successful first-person shooter Star Wars: Battlefront was on its way to PlayStation VR.
Before the show, we chatted with Android VP of Engineering Dave Burke.Burke clarified that the Android team took a bit more than just "inspiration" from Chrome OS, though, "We're actually using the same code, in some places, and bringing that to mobile."This can take anywhere from a few minutes to a half hour—Samsung actually quotes "25 minutes" in their update UI.Previous versions of Android N also added a new compiler that can do JIT Just In Time or AOT Ahead of time compiling, which allows it to skip the "optimizing apps" dialog after an update and compile the apps later.SquashFS is designed for an embedded system where space is at a premium, so it should help cut down on some of the storage use.We just wish more devices actually had the first world problem of having to wait for an update to apply.
You can also link it to an existing Google account, though you don't have to.Allo also "learns over time," and can suggest smart replies through its machine learning, natural language processing, and image recognition abilities.For example, if your friend sends you a picture of a dog, Allo could suggest the response "cute dog!"All of Allo's chats will be encrypted, but in an "incognito mode" similar to what it offers on Chrome, messages will be end-to-end encrypted, meaning that Google won't be able to read them at all.Google now has three seperate messaging apps: Allo, Hangouts, and the newly launched Spaces.The key differentiator with Allo, though, is the smart assistant integration.Allo will launch on Android and iOS this summer.
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Two of the biggest names in the smart home market are joining forces.Smart home device manufacturer WeMo has announced that it is now taking part in the Works with Nest program, which means WeMo devices will now be able to work with the Nest thermostat, reports Tech Hive.The Belkin-owned WeMo creates several smart home devices such as switches, lights, cameras, and appliances.If the user is not home, then the thermostat places itself into "away" mode to save energy.With this new integration, WeMo devices in the smart home would also shut down whenever the Nest thermostat places itself into away mode, and then turn back on when the Nest thermostat senses that the user has returned home.Quirky's announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well.At its current state, the smart home market is stuck in the 'chasm' of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption.There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles.Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem.Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the "chasm" of the tech adoption curve.Currently, there are many networks, standards, and devices being used to connect the smart home, creating interoperability problems and making it confusing for the consumer to set up and control multiple devices.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the smart home market.
A new study released by NASA on Tuesday shows that oceans on Europa, one of Jupiter s 67 known moons, might have a lot in common with our own oceans, including a chemical balance capable of harboring life.Scientists have been eyeing the mysterious water world as one of the most promising places to find alien life for a while now, and this study suggests they're on the right track.The moon, which is only a quarter the size of Earth, is covered in a thick shell of ice.But there is strong evidence that there could be a salty ocean deep beneath its surface.For the study, scientists at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory compared Europa s potential for producing hydrogen and oxygen with Earth s using the same methods developed to study Earth s oceans."The cycling of oxygen and hydrogen in Europa's ocean will be a major driver for Europa's ocean chemistry and any life there, just as it is on Earth," NASA planetary geophysicist and lead author Steve Vance said in a press release.The right balanceScientists want to get a closer look at how Europa s seawater interacts with deep cracks that are thought to form at the surface of the moon's rocky core.On Earth, when new cracks form, the new rock reacts with the water, producing minerals and releasing hydrogen.They're looking to see if the same reactions are occuring on Europa.They're also looking for signs of the ability to support life in Europa s icy exterior — and on this front they've made some solid gains.Thanks to its scant atmosphere, Europa is constantly bombarded by cosmic radiation which breaks up the chemical bonds of the ice within.Whether or not life and biological processes complete the circuit is part of what motivates our exploration of Europa," Hand said in the press release.And the next step in answering that question is figuring out how the hydrogen and oxygen, along with other elements such as carbon and nitrogen, interact in Europa s ocean.NASA is currently putting together a mission slated for the 2020s that would further explore Europa.A radiation-tolerant spacecraft would be sent into orbit around Jupiter to take high-res flyby images of the icy moon to learn more about its composition and ability to sustain life.NOW WATCH: Here's why aliens might actually existLoading video...
GIFChinese restaurants can be really fun and lively places, where family and friends gather around giant banquet tables to talk, drink, and laugh together—all while eating food that s constantly being spun around a Lazy Susan.Anatola Howard s short animation Giraffe Soup captures the essence of eating Chinese food at a Chinese restaurant perfectly.It s also really great because it tells the story from the perspective of a kid, which translates perfectly to any outsider who s looked at the dishes on the table and wondered what in the heck they were about to eat.
Every month brings the same news -- that month was the new 'hottest' month on record, edging past the previous month to paint a dire picture for the planet's climate.Soon enough, the record-breaking had formed a trend, and now NOAA has confirmed the news: we ve officially had a year-long streak of record-breaking warm weather.Before last month, the previous hottest April on record was April 2010, which was only 0.28 Celsius above average.Of all the continents on Earth, April s overall temperature fell into the top nine recorded, at the minimum.The month was particularly hard on South America, Africa, and Asia, where record temps for the month were recorded.Southern Europe also experienced especially warmer temps, as did eastern Australia, southern Alaska, and central Africa, among other places.
Over the past couple of weeks, Google has been spotted introducing some interesting changes to the look and layout of its search results pages.However, Google is still cutting many of them off at two lines and around 150 characters, meaning it s probably too early to start rewording your meta descriptions just yet.Image by Dr. Ron Matson, available via CC0 public domain image The first is that longer titles and descriptions would allow more room for long-tail keywords, three or four-word phrases that tend to indicate that searchers are closer to taking action or making a purchase, making them extremely valuable for marketers.The darker blue text that Google is trialling in some places is an improvement on this, but the black link text that has caused so much upset comes with an additional set of problems.By making the links the same color as the surrounding text, it now pushes that failure even further by not providing a 3:1 contrast ratio between the links and the surrounding text which is outlined in Techniques for WCAG 2.0 as item G183 .Again, please don t follow Google s lead.
Google Maps for iOS is getting a new feature today designed to help users find the best places to eat and drink in their vicinity.It s true that Google Maps for iPhone and iPad already let users find places nearby to quench their thirst or fill their belly, serving up categories such as Local Favorites, Quick Bites, Pub, and Eat & Drink, but it also offered Play & See which included movie theaters, department stores, parks, and museums.Now when you first open Google Maps on your iOS device you ll see that the Explore feature is labelled specifically for food and drinks.This is similar to how it already appears on the Android version of the app.Additionally, rather than splitting the options by walking distance and time of day, it now lets you select what kind of culinary experience you re looking for: breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, or drinks.The visible options will default to whatever time of day it is where you are, so rather than showing you breakfast bistros in your neighborhood at 5pm, it ll maybe show you Pizza Hut or a burrito-bar.With each top-line category you ll be able to sift through additional sub-categories, such as keep it cheap, best dinners, or make it fast.The new Explore feature will be rolling out from today in the U.S., UK, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, though we re told it could take a week or so to arrive for everyone.
Users on Reddit say they are seeing the ability to receive and dismiss Android notifications on their Windows 10 PCs.If you're not part of the Cortana for Android test program you should be able to find the correct version, in unofficial form, on sites like APK Mirror.Non-Windows Insiders will have to wait until the Anniversary Update rolls out later this summer for the functionality.Now that it s showing up in test builds, it s a good bet Android notifications will land on your PC with the Anniversary Update.The story behind the story: Microsoft s own mobile platform, Windows 10 Mobile, is basically non-existent in terms of market share and relevance.The notifications functionality is also expected to come to Windows 10 Mobile, but it won t land on iOS due to the tight restrictions Apple places on its mobile platform.