Traffic emissions impair air quality and cause health risks especially in Helsinki, busy street the gap.Although congestion charges popularity is the Helsingin sanomat gallup, according to the bill, they would be the most effective way to improve air quality, city of Helsinki environment centre information.long-term exposure increases respiratory, cardiovascular and circulatory diseases as well as mortality.the city of Helsinki environment centre, especially children, asthmatics and the elderly the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are sensitive to air pollution."the congestion charge has been found to studies the most effective way to orient the movement of more sustainable modes i.e. walking, cycling and public transport.Nikunen refers to the last day of media in the emerging debate on the charges.
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.
More than 1,500 pedestrians landed in emergency rooms in 2010 because of accidents sustained while texting and walking at the same time — up nearly 500% since 2005, according to an Ohio State University study.Other researchers say phones account for 10% of pedestrian injuries, and a half-dozen deaths a year.A handful of brilliant minds have formed ideas to tackle this worldwide epidemic, including texter-only lanes and signs that discourage checking Facebook.Signs that warn drivers of texting pedestrians...Swedish designers Jacob Sempler and Emil Tiismann created these traffic signs for Stockholm.They were installed in three different locations in November 2015.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also licensing the Nokia name for handsets back to Nokia, which has set up a new company that will make feature phones, Android-based smartphones, and tablets.Now, Microsoft claims it is not giving up the ghost entirely, even though it is enabling yet another competitor in the smartphone business.There was no bold vision or explanation of where Microsoft plans to go next in terms of mobile platforms and devices.Plus, Alcatel has actually been acquired by Nokia .What s more, the deal is not likely to reassure app developers, handset manufacturers, or consumers that Microsoft is in the smartphone game for the long haul.At this point, walking away is probably the best thing Microsoft can do.During its second quarter earnings report in January, Microsoft reported that it had sold 4.5 million Lumia devices, down from 10.5 million for the same period a year earlier.In the five years since Microsoft first gave us the Windows phone, the news has been bleak:And in the Kantar market share report for the three months ending in February, Windows Mobile was bleeding market share just about everywhere: down from 4.8 percent in 2015 to 2.6 percent in 2016 in the U.S; down from 9.1 percent in 2015 to 5.8 percent in 2016 in Australia; and down 10.1 percent to 5.9 percent in Europe s five biggest countries.Meanwhile, Windows Mobile was stuck at .9 percent in China, practically irrelevant.Microsoft has been focusing on services and applications that run across mobile platforms lately.This is probably its best hope for maintaining a foothold in the mobile platform game going forward.No doubt, it s a bitter moment for a company that once had such a lock on personal computing — thanks to its Windows desktop monopoly.But the mobile wars have long since become Apple s iOS versus Google s Android.Microsoft can only really move on by admitting that hard truth to itself.
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.
He half apologized, saying that the store manager told him to tell all of his customers that his work is featured in the store.Be your own walking billboard.Related: 5 Ways to Claim Your Personal Bragging Rights With the Fine Art of Self-PromotionFeel out your prospective customers.This waiter could probably tell from our somewhat leisurely lunch that we were not in a rush to leave, so we might consider taking time to visit the store.Especially in a museum setting, he chose the perfect place to tell his story.Sometimes you have to issue a personal invitation!
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.
Not that there s anything decidedly unsexy about a knotty metaphor Ha!According to AndroidAuthority.com, the site had built a bot that could spit out facts like a champ; but, no one enjoys chatting with a walking Dictionary, lest they hope to be proven wrong, and tactlessly.Hoping to make their bot a little more relatable to humans, Google began feeding it steamy romance passages, imbuing its database of facts with cheesy, raunchy flair.They hit a sweet spot between the labyrinthine, meandering sentences found in literary fiction, and the less elevated language used in kids books.The bot filled in the conversation with lines such as It was quiet for a moment and It was dark and cold, making the simulated exchange sound more like a brooding diary entry or punk song than a chat between acquaintances.Does this mean human writers are becoming endangered, soon to be replaced by an entity that s higher up in the job market food chain?
A new fitness program is designed to help people get into shape by getting it on.Very NSFW link to the BangFit website here.Then while watching a series of adult films, the sexercisers pump and thrust along to the action with the help of specially designed avatars programmed to keep the players pace.Exercisers can stick with basic positions or work up to more acrobatic and athletic positions, like Squat and Thrust and Missionary Press.Today, due to our hectic work schedules and lack of motivation, many of us do not receive regular amounts of physical activity and lead sedentary lifestyles, Price said in a press release.A 2013 study suggested that sex ranks at about the equivalent of walking uphill or playing tennis.
If you mostly run on roads, you re missing out: Soft and uneven surfaces help to build strength and balance by working some lesser-used muscles in your feet and legs.Even if there s no picturesque trail or beach in your neighborhood, you still have an option: Run on grass.Look around for a park or athletic field with a big grassy field you can use or go rogue and trample your neighbors front yards—wait, no, don t do that.Running on grass is also a mental as well as a physical change of pace, so try working it into the last 15 minutes of your next run.If that goes well, says a post at Competitor, you can work towards doing entire workouts on the turf.4 minutes hard2 minutes easy note that this is half the time of the hard interval 3 minutes hard1.5 minutes easy2 minutes hard1 minute easy1 minute hardRecover for 3 minutes walking or easy jogging , and then repeat the sequence two more times.
But that didn't stop some homeowners and business owners telling the BBC this month that the lycra-clad groups, typically made up of males in their twenties and thirties, are becoming a bit of a nuisance.Stephen Foster, a bookseller from Chiswick, told the BBC that he calls the gathering close to his shop "the Deliveroost.We're a retail business and what you want is people to feel comfortable walking past your shop and going into it.Otherwise that customer gets exceptionally upset about that inability to order and the restaurant likewise if they cook food and there isn t a driver to pick it up.As order volumes get much larger, they become more predictable and less volatile, allowing us to staff drivers at more of an exact level vs. that order volume.We work with our consumer base themselves to give us feedback on where they see things like that.They represent our brand, they go into the restaurants.Its really important they re the right type of person so consequently, while there may have been an article about riders congregating together, you ll see in the article there is nothing that stipulates they have done anything wrong, which is why it s quite interesting that it was a BBC News at 10 article.We re going to act on it and take it seriously but it s going to happen, it s human nature.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
It takes about four minutes for a Fujifilm Instax Mini shot to develop.I tested a mix of analog cameras, and even some digital printers that work with your smartphone, to find the best options for BBQ and bridal shower alike.Fujifilm s Instax Mini film is about the size of a credit card and costs around a dollar a shot, sold in 20-packs.I haven t felt so cool walking around with a gadget since I had the original iPhone.Even better, share the pairing code at your party, and anyone with the app can connect and print.The printer uses Zink—as in zero ink —paper.
For a number of years now we've been reporting on patent applications and industry rumours suggesting that Apple is working on wireless charging technology for its iPhone range.More specifically, it's revealed that Apple has hired two former uBeam engineers in the past four months.Apple's hiring of those with uBeam expertise points to an exciting possible future for the iPhone family.One where our phones are charged while we're walking around our homes, our local shopping mall, or an airport departure lounge.In the past two years, Apple has hired more than a dozen staff with expertise in the wireless charging field.Is it too soon to hope for such a feature in next year's iPhone 8?
An attempt to reduce the numbers of visitors smuggling drugs, mobile phones and USB sticks heaving with pornography into a prison has been roundly mocked, with Chelmsford Prison's installation of 7ft cardboard policemen in its car park branded an insult to the security staff who actually work there.The pretend cops were stuck to the walls in the car park in some sort of attempt to psychologically undermine the smuggling plans of visitors, visitors bosses presumably think stupid enough to see a flat cardboard thing and think it might actually be real.The car park is already fitted out with CCTV cameras to keep an eye on visitors walking funny because of all the slimline feature phones they've got shoved up their bottoms in freezer bags, so the 2D law enforcement officers are clearly quite redundant anyway.Francis Crook, from the Howard League for Penal Reform, has officially branded the poster police a bit silly too, explaining: "I think it's insulting to staff.Having cardboard cut-outs of coppers outside is insulting."Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
May has been a big month for personal robotics.So keep tabs on your parents and grandparents: they could be cyborgs one day.The suit works a little like an image stabilizer in a camera.There are some actuators in the belt that detect shaky movements.The team even received $2.9 million in funding from DARPA, the US government's futuristic technology arm, to develop the suit so that soldiers on the field would suffer less from muscle cramps.The researchers hope eventually the suit will mimic natural skin to the point where you can pretty much slip it on before you put actual clothes on.In the video above, though, you'll see that the robotic suit is more in the middle of the road between being the clunky power-walking suits Hyundai made and actual clothes.In the past few years, engineers have been making strides toward building robotic walking suits that would give paralyzed patients the ability to move again.This obsession with restoring limb function has led to things like mind-controlled arms and printable hands, among many other life-changing advances in prosthetics.Soon enough, these people won't have to worry about looking like robots — it'll just be like putting on a second skin.Read the original article on Tech Insider.More from Tech Insider:Take a tour of London's new super-sleek train systemGoogle just released a new messaging app that lets you do much more than send messages GOOG There's a secret Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Airbnb in NYC you can rent for freeGoogle just announced its Amazon Echo competitorA war is brewing between brands and the social media 'influencers' they payNOW WATCH: A hair scientist debunks the biggest myth about shavingLoading video...
Expedia Inc. s chief executive officer is expecting more company in the world of online travel booking, predicting Facebook Inc. will follow Google into the business.Facebook is already working on e-commerce, letting users save their payment information on the social media giant s site and purchase products they see advertised there directly through buy buttons.Google now lets users book trips and lodging directly through its search engine, a feature the U.S. Justice Department cited when it approved Expedia s takeover of Orbitz last year, saying Google was increasing competition.The development would bring both risks and opportunities for Expedia and rivals, Khosrowshahi said.For years, hotel companies have tried to find ways to drive more sales through their own websites so they can avoid the premiums paid to the likes of Priceline and Expedia when customers book lodgings and trips through them.If Facebook pushes into travel booking it will most likely follow Google s lead, building a tool that lets hotel chains and online travel agents show up in search results on the social network, Dan Wasiolek, an analyst with Morningstar Inc., said in an interview.This new targeted advertising platform in theory is supposed to offer a better way to target travelers when they re planning a trip and when they re in the destination, Henry Harteveldt, founder of the travel industry research firm Atmosphere Research Group, said in an interview.Travel companies including Hyatt Hotels Corp. and Air France-KLM are using Facebook s Messenger application to talk to customers.So is Expedia, said John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia U.S. That s another area that Facebook could expand its presence in, Harteveldt said, either by getting more companies to do business on Messenger or building its own booking tool in the app.Expedia, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, went on a $6 billion acquisition spree in 2015 by buying Orbitz and vacation rental company HomeAway.Startups like GetYourGuide GmbH, Vayable Inc. and Peek Travel Inc. have raised venture capital for their own tour-booking websites and applications.
The debilitating disorder almost exclusively affects girls and generally involves slowed development, seizures and a progressive loss of the ability to move, talk and use hands, among other symptoms.After Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg announced the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for advancing human potential and promoting equality in December 2015, Tesler decided to reach out to the couple for help.Walking is difficult for her.But as a rare disease, financing and support for research is limited.The Facebook CEO responded in a comment on May 14: I saw your video!She still smiles and giggles.
Oliver Franklin-WallisAssistant Editor, WIREDFollow @olifranklinThis article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.The Singapore-based designer hand-built the walking mecha toy Codename: Colossus from 435 3D-printed parts."I learned from scratch."Sng also hand-wired the working legs, guns and lights, and hand-painted each part, including the interior and tiny characters.HMC Boudicca can traverse the battlefield or room with its RC hexapodal legsColossus was part passion project, part audition: under the Machination Studios moniker, Sng's conceived a fictional universe for the toys, set after the first world war "where air power never happened, and tanks just got bigger and bigger."
Android NView photosMore Jeff Chiu/AP Naturally Android, Google s mobile operating system, will feature heavily during I/O, with the first in-depth look at 2016′s update to the software expected.Given that Android was overhauled in the not too distant past, we re not expecting wholesale changes, but a bundle of Android news is still definite.Project Tango is one of Google s moonshot ideas and is essentially a piece of technology that allows smartphones to understand and map the world around them as they move through it using 3D motion sensors and depth perception.So in short, the ability to build a digital image of a room just by you walking around it with the device.It s only available to developers currently, but there have been suggestions that Tango could help the virtual reality apps using those sensors and its artificial intelligence.Glass was officially withdrawn from sale by Google last year, but since then has been taken back to the drawing board and re-designed ahead of a potential relaunch.
By default, the navigation drawer is now also always at the top of the screen and notifications show up at the bottom — putting the information at the center.Thanks to the new Complications API, watch face developers will now be able to use a unified API to include data from other applications on their watch faces.Now, when your watch buzzes, you will see the message full screen and you can interact with it right away and if you don t, you ll see the person s avatar on the watch face the next time you wake the watch to remind you of the incoming message .People want their watch to be a great coach, Singleton told me.To do this, Android Wear now has a better understanding of what you re doing, thanks to the new Fit Platform Activity Recognition API, which can tell whether you are walking, running or cycling, for example.That s useful, but the main benefit here in the short run is for iPhone users, given that most Wear apps previously depended on the phone for their full functionality and that the differences between Android and iOS often made this an issue.