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.
the interior ministry warns of increased hate speech and fake news.according to the ministry, they create a growth base for violence the risk of radicalisation and extremism.the ministry considered the violent extremism of the state of play, that violent radicalisation, extremism and extremist activities have come to Finland previously visible.the Review highlights, inter alia, the extreme right-wing of the Nordic resistance movement activities.
Samsung SmartThings Hub and sensors Photograph: SamsungThe Internet of Things – where seemingly ordinary devices connect to each other and the internet to make them more than the sum of their parts think fridges that know when you re out of milk and then order more for you – is still more a concept than a reality for many.Samsung s SmartThings hub hopes to be that central pin that connects them all.Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the GuardianIt supports home-network based devices, plugging into your router to control them through fixed or Wi-Fi networks, as well as two of the most broadly used wireless home-automation standards, ZigBee and Z-Wave.It means that the Hub can talk to almost every product currently available on the market that doesn t use an isolated proprietary system.
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the roof of snow and ice to drop in should choose companies that have experience snow loss of work, the central chamber of commerce to remind the release.“When the subscriber has selected a snow drop as the contractor, before starting work on the reason to draw up a written agreement, the agreed rules of the game and a liability of subscribers and possibly to a third party arising from personal and property damage,” said central chamber of commerce, lawyer Raisa Harju.Ridge recalls that as a proactive measure and contract basis before winter maintenance starts, it would be sensible to make use of the roof surfaces review, which will provide clarity about what the potential problems on the roof is the previous winter's snow drops retarded, for example, the old holes.“the roof in the snow pudotuksissa is important to take into consideration below of the walking and car traffic areas of delineation, marking and traffic control of the drop time.City or urban area, it is also important to trail work, such as pedestrian route cleaning lumikasa as well as anti-icing,” said the central chamber of commerce approved by the commodity inspection (HTT), the builder Juhani Leijamaa.
During I / O as told Google about the latest updates to the service Fire Base. It has invested in making Fire Base into a complete platform for developing Android, iOS and the web. Previously Firebase only offered a few services such as real-time database and user authentication but has now extended the service significantly. You can also review any crashes in applications in the same analytical tools, and you can quickly detect and fix bugs or other potential problems. Other news in Fire Base pipes eg console that has been updated with a new look and is now working together with Google's other services much better. It has officially moved to google.firebase.com and it has also changed the pricing plan for Fire Base, which includes a new free plan that covers many of the features introduced today.
The smaller the amount of heat-retaining fireplaces, the better the bank Kauppalehti bank by comparison. Housing loans worth exceptionally well, Kauppalehti revealed a large bank comparison. POP group is an exception for the better Lavia Cooperative Bank, which reaches comparison, the top ten. It was able to increase its profits by nearly 10 percent and its operating profit margin of 57.3% was the best comparison. Municipality Finance is the leader in costs and revenues, relative to 14.1% and 85.9% in the operating result. In 2015, we grew all counts, explains Pekka Averio Municipality Finance's Managing Director in his review.
The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.A number of portable audio players support these audio files, and Fiio, a Chinese company with a solid reputation for low-cost, high-quality audio hardware, has a full range of such devices.The latest is the Fiio X7 $769 MSRP, $600 on Amazon , an Android-based device that supports nearly all the commonly used audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, APE, and OGG at sampling rates up to 384kHz and up to 64-bit resolution, as well as DSD up to 5.6MHz.The main body of the device, without the amplifier module, is about the same size as an iPod classic, but much thicker.The sound is clear and crisp, with a wide, expansive soundstage; it s not overly bass-heavy or tinny, and you can adjust the sound using a built-in equalizer.The X7 also offers Pure Music Mode, which you can toggle in the settings screen that displays when you swipe down from the top of the display.
Plodding third act, over-familiarity, repetitive sequences.'Cinematic', while the go-to adjective for almost any scripted action-adventure game, is key.The siblings' relationship is central to the game, woven through the narrative with a flashback to their orphaned childhood, and contrasted against Nathan's doubts over his future and discomfort at settling down.So, paragon of maturity, he runs off to track down the ultimate historical stash - $400 million worth of plunder, with a quest that takes him to the furthest reaches of the planet.Multiplayer has always seemed a strange addition to Uncharted, even though it's been a fixture since the second game; a bit like hugging a friend at a train station and then realising you're walking to the same platform.It packs in four modes, including ranked and unranked Team Deathmatch shootouts, king-of-the-hill style Plunder, and Command, where factions battle to take out the opposing team's captain.
Some jobs, especially salaried positions, that may be a pipe dream.Professional management site Harvard Business Review describes three distinct ways that workers and managers alike deal with the dichotomy of having free time but still needing to be available for work.and have it finished immediately.Passing: These people will pretend they re working immediately, but quietly try to find ways around the immediacy.The revealers get to defend their free time, but it could have negative consequences for their career.Managing the High-Intensity Workplace Harvard Business ReviewPhoto by bark.
Kathy RainClifftop Games3.5/5 starsNostalgia s a funny thing, and armed with the right tools, those infected by its bug for decades on end can turn out some amazing results.Case in point: this new breed of indie adventure games, heavily inspired by the Sierra and LucasArts point-and-click games of yesteryear, when Monkey Island, King s Quest and others dominated our boxy old PC monitors.The biggest inspiration here is David Lynch s cult TV show Twin Peaks: that reveals itself most obviously in the standard set of almost all two-dimensional characters – the forced detective, the gruff sheriff, the mysterious priest – but goes even deeper as things take a turn for the supernatural as the story progresses.And there s where Kathy Rain particularly separates itself from its forefathers: here s a tale where things actually happen, where characters grow and the story evolves.It s a more involving journey than Indiana Jones search for some random artefact or Guybrush Threepwood s endless rescuing of the governess, but it s still not without its flaws.Nostalgia for the 90s is strong these days, and Kathy Rain channels that trend to the best of its possible abilities – almost too well at times, in fact.
To fulfill the artistic impulse to connect with and replicate that old-time flair, Alien Skin s Exposure X $149 is available as a standalone photo filter or plug-in to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, offering myriad presets and variations.Exposure X stylizes a scene for a distinctive look by simulating both old and modern films with 15 categories of color and 12 categories of black and white in familiar brands like Agfa, Kodak, Fuji, and others.The Autochrome filter harks back to a color process developed in 1907, which combined layers of dyed potato starch grains on glass plates.Alien Skin applies scientific analysis to older and discontinued films, microscopically analyzing film grain to deliver characteristic looks.As of this version, Exposure X doubles as an organizer, letting you import images directly from your camera card and view images in their existing folders and locations without importing them into the app.No matter how many edits you apply to an image nothing will permanently change unless you export and save it as a new file.
Both Nvidia and AMD graphics cards have been stuck on the 28nm manufacturing process for four long years, but the GTX 1080 s Pascal GPU jumps two process generations, all the way down to 16nm transistors.Some enthusiasts were disappointed that the GTX 1080 didn t feature the revolutionary high-bandwidth memory that debuted in AMD s Fury series, but first-gen HBM is limited to 4GB capacities, and the next iteration isn t expected until roughly the end of the year.You can also create 360 bubble screenshots viewable inside VR headsets or Google Cardboad.The GTX 1080 also supports HDR and copy-protected 4K streams, and offers a new GPU Boost 3.0 system that lets overclockers create per-voltage clock frequency increases that match their individual GPU s capabilities, rather than applying a blanket clock speed increase across the board.Founders EditionWhile the GTX 1080 s prices will start at $599, the only model guaranteed to be available on the May 27 launch date is Nvidia s $699 Founders Edition.Don t buy it yetYes, the GTX 1080 is the most badass graphics card ever created, and a massive leap over what came before—but don t buy it yet.
If you ve been looking for a way to make your favorite IDE or text editor easier to work with, you might want to start with the font you use for coding.Mononoki is a beautiful new monospace font by designer Matthias Tellen.It s available for free in four weights regular, italic, bold and bold italic and was created with a view make it easier to review code.To that end, it s highly legible thanks to its easily distinguishable characters.It also works well on both high- and low-resolution displays in just about any sensible color scheme.It s also a hell of a lot cheaper than this $200 alternative from Hoefler & Co. You can grab the free font in TrueType and WOFF formats from Tellen s GitHub repository.
That s mainly because although the various smart bulbs, locks, thermostats and smoke alarms are great at talking to smartphones, they re not that good at talking to each other.See also: Nest Thermostat 3rd Gen reviewThrough the Works With Nest platform, the company has announced partnerships with major providers August, Misfit and Belkin WeMo, along with a host of other lesser-known manufacturers.This means, for example, owners of the WeMo switches can use that to turn on a home fan if it senses the temperature on the Thermostat creeping up.Those who own the August Doorbell Cam will be able to view footage from a Nest Cam within the August app.Video is a powerful aspect of smart security in the connected home.The integration with Nest lets our Doorbell Cam and Nest Cam work together to bridge the gap between activity happening inside and outside the home, explained Jason Johnson, CEO of August.
In previous years, the only time you really get to hear about a smartphone's camera performance was in a review, sponsored or otherwise, days or weeks after the device goes to market.But with mobile photography taking on a more central role in smartphones today, you just can't get those reviews soon enough.DxOMark regarded the smartphone as having good HDR results when the feature is activated, thought at times inconsistent.Exposure is actually decent when indoors with low-light though there is some visible luminance noise.Of course, it performed best in bright light, where it exhibited better stabilization and noise reduction.But, then again, the smartphone is a mid-range device, so it will perform less spectacularly in other aspects.
Microsoft has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops as the latest big name Xbox 360 title to be made available on the Xbox One.Treyarch s game was among the most requested titles, alongside the sequel Black Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V.The rest of the voting is dominated by the games in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and World at War games with Mass Effect 3, Fallout: New Vegas and GTA IV rounding out the top ten.The game is available freely to those who own it for the Xbox 360 console.Folks can can download it by inserting their physical disk or redownload to the next-gen console from the Xbox app.Folks who ve never owned the game can grab it for $10/£11.24, so long as they re also an Xbox Live Gold member.See also: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reviewThe release should please fans of the series dismayed by the HD remaster of Modern Warfare IV being limited to those who pre-order the forthcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare title.
In combination with the latter are a pair of clasps on either side to make the Bermuda portable, although it runs off mains power only, from a little wall-wart transformer.Related: Rega Planar 3 2016 reviewOut of the box, the four leg holes underneath are plugged with plastic bungs, so the Crosley Bermuda can be sat on a table or sideboard, but there are four rather nice, ebonised-wood legs supplied that screw into the holes and make the Bermuda freestanding.The tonearm has none of the sweeping grace of the old Dansette units – it s just a metal tube with a cheap-looking plastic headshell and a little metal counterweight.Ouch.Just don t expect anything approaching high fidelity – the sonics are more akin to a mid-priced Bluetooth speaker than an entry-level micro hi-fi.As with the Cruiser II, I feel like Crosley should invest more in the turntable components and hike up the price a little.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is this week visiting India for the first time.And he is wasting little of his time on the ground in India by saying Apple will open a new app design and development center in the country in 2017.Cook officially called the upcoming Apple facility a design and development accelerator, and that it will be located in Bengaluru also known as Bangalore , which is considered to be the startup hub of India.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, Cook said in announcing the new center.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Apple said it will use the facility to provide support for the Swift programming language, which Apple created to build apps for iOS, Mac and other products, and will conduct weekly briefings with developers to review development of apps at the center.It s no secret as to why Cook is laying the groundwork for more Apple involvement in India.Anyone with a Groupon account has likely seen an offer for one of these iPhones, which are often phones that were bought, returned for some reason, given the once-over to ensure everything works, and then offered up for sale at less than the original sticker price.However, the Indian government has put up resistance to Apple s efforts as it tries to promote homegrown smartphone makers who sell their products at prices even less than those of refurbished iPhones.Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18.
Initially, a small percentage of Bay Area drivers will be included in the trial, with the trial eventually spreading throughout the San Francisco area and lasting two months.Sitting in the Uber app s Help section, the calling function is represented by a phone icon.Currently, the Uber app offers self-service options, such as frequently asked questions, though there is a way to contact representatives.Since then I have been emailing support to get my account active again and every time I get a canned reply from different reps, Uber driver Garen Karanyan told The Verge.I would email Adrian and will get a reply from Eugene saying that he stepped in for Adrian.The ride-sharing service agreed to settlements, scheduled for review on June 2, totaling $100 million, though drivers will still be considered contractors.