This artificially intelligent speaker would be voice-activated, just like Siri on your iPhone or your Apple TV, and be able to play music, pull up news headlines or read/write emails for you.The anonymous source also revealed that third-party app developers may be able to create Siri-powered apps of their own, rumoured to be announced at Apple's worldwide developer conference WWDC.But it isn't the only voice-powered assistant around - earlier this month, Google unveiled Google Home, a tiny speaker-cum-microphone that can assist you using a range of Google services from email to calendar and search.Voice assistants sold by Google and Apple will not be limited to the US, and support multiple languages so could potentially scale to more countries around the world.On: iOS, Apple TV, Apple WatchReleased: 2011Killer feature: The closest thing AI has to a sense of humourOn: Android, Google app and Google ChromeReleased: 2012Killer feature: Integration with Google's advanced suite of email, maps and searchOn: Windows, Microsoft Band, iOS and Android appsReleased: 2014Killer feature: Available across Windows and mobile devicesOn: Facebook's Messenger appReleased: 2015Killer feature: A team of human operators, M Trainers , answer requests that the AI can't yet manageOn: Not yet releasedReleased: To be confirmedKiller feature: Close integration with many outside companies, including GrubHub, Uber, Zocdoc, and SeatGuru"Computing is evolving beyond phones, and people are using it in context across many scenarios, be it in their television, be it in their car, be it something they wear on their wrist or even something much more immersive," Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said.Leaked screenshots also seem to confirm that Apple will integrate Siri into its new generation of Macs, allowing you to search and navigate your laptop hands-free.
If you re hard up and in the market for a tablet-cum-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are really rather cheap.Both of them hide quad-core Intel Atom processors and either 32GB and 64 GB of storage within their 10-inch tablet frames.The One 10 will cost $200 when it becomes available over the summer, while the V 10 will set you back $250 UK pricing and availability is TBC, but that comes in at approximately £135 and £169 respectively, sans VAT .The extra $50 will snag you a USB Type-C port, an extra hour or so of battery life, and a slightly more streamlined design.The old Switch 10 E was respectable enough, so these devices ought be respectable, too.Elsewhere, Acer has also announced some new monitors and business-focused laptops that you can go look at if you hate yourself.
You studied Comp Sci, used QuarkXpress, made magazines, and you liked it!Today, there are courses available on digital marketing — but even with those, is a formal education really what impresses me as a hiring manager?Give me someone who knows SEO basics, can read or code HTML, is a good writer and can have an intelligent conversation any day over someone who only has a degree.A good signal that you, as a job candidate, have those skills is by showing that you ve developed a website or a blog on your own with some specific focus.Know that you are a limited resource and there will always be some reason to work late or skip a vacation.Clay graduated in 1996 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi with a BA in Philosophy Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and a BA in Biology Magna Cum Laude .
Status-conscious young people are increasingly working at technology firms such as Google, at least according to one measure of prestige.One of the most underrated sections of The New York Times is its wedding section, which chronicles marriages of New York's young and successful.As Todd Schneider points out in Vox, that makes it a perfect data set for examining what New York "society" considers to be prestigious and desirable.Here's the chart that shows Google passing Goldman Sachs in terms of number of mentions:After all, most wedding announcements include many of the same details: where the partners went to school, what they do for work, and how they worship.That leads to passages in announcements like this one: The groom, also 30, is a computer scientist in Mountain View, Calif., at Alphabet, formerly known as Google, where he is working on self-driving cars.He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton.One big trend in the wedding section recently: more wedding section subjects are now working at big technology companies, especially Google — drawing young people away from prestigious jobs at investment banks and law firms."NYT wedding mentions get at something core to New York City's prestige-obsessed culture that would be difficult to quantify with traditional employment data alone," Schneider writes.He finds trends using a tool called Wedding Crunchers which looks at 63,000 announcements dating back to 1981.Google vs. Goldman Sachs isn't the only technology trend the NYT wedding section reveals.
Not for the people at my LC:M fashion-show-cum-rave-cave on Friday night, which was a tribute to late 80s and early 90s rave culture.If they wanted to pick up one of my graphic tees - inspired by old flyers from The Haçienda, the former nightclub in my hometown Manchester - or one of my hand embroidered pieces, they just did it on the spot!All with a little help from a special augmented reality shopping app which, in my humble opinion, is HANDS DOWN the future of retail.Cashless on the Catwalk at LFW last September?Whilst we demonstrated that in the context of LFW, it was a closed invite-only event and done as a proof of concept - a testing ground.Nicola Roberts and Jack Guinness also tested the app at my LC:M show
Cars normally do stuff like, you know, drive on roads.It also floats for good measure.Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk is obviously pretty hyped about its hidden maritime functionality, tweeting out:There you have it.It first made the rounds over the weekend, and shows the car 'rowing' through the flooded tunnel and emerging without a scratch.What's even more interesting than the floating Tesla, though, is Musk's apparent commitment to developing a sports car-cum-submarine as part of the Tesla line.Give it a watch on the commute home but remember what Elon said, kids – don't try this on your next holiday to the Lake District!
Frustrated Windows fans are lobbying the creators of Pokémon Go to bring the augmented reality game to their smartphones and devices.Forty thousand individuals so far have signed a petition at Change.org for Pokémon Go to be ported to Windows 10 and Windows mobile.According to the petition on Change.org:With the above stated, the community composed of millions of loyal fans and users of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile humbly request Pokémon Go creators, Niantic, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo to release Pokémon Go on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile alongside their Android and iOS counterparts.Pokémon Go is not the first game-cum-social craze to bypass Microsoft.In 2009 Rovio Entertainment released Angry Birds on iOS first and only got round to Windows Phone after releasing it on Android and Symbian.
Reaction Engines, the UK company behind the reusable SABRE jet-cum-rocket engine that could dramatically alter air and space travel, has secured the final piece of funding that will allow for the creation of a SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.A cutaway of the SABRE, showing the various elements of what is fundamentally a hybrid jet-rocket engine.In turn, this commitment from the ESA unlocked a £50 million grant from the UK Space Agency which is an executive agency of the government .Back in November 2015, BAE Systems—the massive defence and aerospace multinational based in the UK—invested £20.6 million in Reaction Engines; in return, it picked up 20 percent of the company's share capital, while also agreeing to provide industrial and technological support during the development phase.According to Reaction Engines, there's now enough money and technological expertise in place to create a ground-based SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.SABRE, if you haven't heard of it before, stands for Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine.
The development might make flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future.Flexible devices are catching up as the new fadScientists at the University of Singapore have managed to successfully embed a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material.The malleable memory cum processing chip is a breakthrough in the making of flexible electronics devices in future especially in products like wearables."Flexible electronics will become the norm in the near future, and all new electronic components should be compatible with flexible electronics.We are the first team to fabricate magnetic memory on a flexible surface, and this significant milestone gives us the impetus to further enhance the performance of flexible memory devices and contribute towards the flexible electronics revolution," says Yang Hyunsoo, lead researcher for the project and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Samsung is set to unveil its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, in New York on Tuesday August 2.Here's how to live stream the big launch event, including details on how to watch it in 360-degree VR.We've known about the Galaxy Note 7 for a while now – frankly, it's been leakier than a rat's bladder – but Samsung will finally reveal its new smartphone-cum-tablet after months of speculation.The South Korean electronics giant will hold a trio of Galaxy Note Unpacked launches on August 2, with things kicking off at 11:00am EDT that's 4pm BST in New York, with events also scheduled for Rio di Janeiro and London – the TrustedReviews team will be in attendance at the UK gathering.If you can't make it to any of the official reveals, fear not, because Samsung will be live streaming the Note 7 launch online.Here's how to watch all the action unfold.
Isn t regulation a pain in the ass?Airbnb sure seems to think so.Both houses of the the New York State Legislature passed a bill that would fine New York City residents up to $7,500 for renting out their apartments on Airbnb.Even though it s been illegal in New York City to rent out your home for less than 30 days since 2010, this bill would serve to enforce those laws with actual fines.So Airbnb enlisted a little help from its friends to petition New York governor Andrew Cuomo to veto the bill.A letter signed by actor-cum-venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher, the tech billionaire who bankrupted Gawker media Peter Thiel, human embodiment of a Twitter egg Marc Andreessen, one of the Facebook founders who s not Mark Zuckerberg, and other tech giants sends a strong message to Cuomo.
Reddit is known for many things: lively communities, a dedicated user base, cum boxes, incest.Now, the Elon Musk-and-Peter Thiel-backed nonprofit OpenAI wants to use Reddit s vast array of content as a guide for its new machine learning programs.MIT Technology Review reports that OpenAI has partnered with NVIDIA to use the latter company s new DGX-1 supercomputer to train its deep learning systems both more rapidly and with more data.One way they re going about that, apparently, is by using Reddit, so cross your fingers that the robots don t start spouting abuse and garbage!One very easy way of always getting our models to work better is to just scale the amount of compute, OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy said in a press release.So right now, if we re training on, say, a month of conversations on Reddit, we can, instead, train on entire years of conversations of people talking to each other on all of Reddit.
Reddit is known for many things: lively communities, a dedicated user base, cum boxes, incest.Now, the Elon Musk-and-Peter Thiel-backed nonprofit OpenAI wants to use Reddit s vast array of content as a guide for its new machine learning programs.MIT Technology Review reports that OpenAI has partnered with NVIDIA to use the latter company s new DGX-1 supercomputer to train its deep learning systems both more rapidly and with more data.One way they re going about that, apparently, is by using Reddit, so cross your fingers that the robots don t start spouting abuse and garbage!One very easy way of always getting our models to work better is to just scale the amount of compute, OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy said in a press release.So right now, if we re training on, say, a month of conversations on Reddit, we can, instead, train on entire years of conversations of people talking to each other on all of Reddit.
Lian Li's new DK-12 and DK-16 desks build on the DK-04 desk chassis but do away with the PC mount in favour of a leather-like wooden surface.Case-maker Lian Li has announced its entry into the furniture market with the launch of the DK-12 and DK-16 motorised sitting-standing desks.Based on the control system developed for the DK-04 motorised sitting-standing desk-cum-chassis system, the DK-12 and DK-16 do away with the glass-housed PC mount in favour of a more traditional wooden desk surface.In both models, cable management slots feature at the rear corners, with the wooden top covered in what the company describes as a 'leather-like waterproof surface.'As with the DK-04, Lian Li's designs include a motorised height control situated on the front-right edge.Using this, buyers can adjust the desk from sitting to standing height and back again - from 695mm to 1185mm.
A group of retirees-cum-shipwreck-hunters have discovered the remains of the Washington, an 18th-century trading vessel that sank to the bottom of Lake Ontario 1803.The 53-foot 16m sloop is the second largest shipwreck to ever be found in the Great Lakes.The Washington was a commercial trading vessel that transported furs and household goods across lakes Eerie and Ontario in the late 18th century.On November 6th, 1803, it departed Kingston harbour, bound for Niagara with two crew and several merchants on board.A severe storm developed on Lake Ontario later that day, and the ship never made it back to harbour.The Washington is an important historical find for several reasons.
You won t find any alien outposts, cartoonish creatures, fluorescent flora, or multi-tools to mine imaginary minerals with.SpaceEngine is a universe, a tremendous tract of empty space and more explorable worlds than anyone can comprehend.The program boasts the entire Hipparcos catalog of stars, 10,000 known galaxies, and practically every recorded celestial body from asteroids to exoplanets.Russian astronomer-cum-game developer Vladimir Romanyuk knew he could never write enough code to represent the entire universe.So, in 2005, he began methodically populating his simulator with sets of data from astronomical catalogs.Procedural generation may be this season s video game buzzword, but believe it or not, the concept isn t new.
As well as announcing new Charge 2 and Flex 2 wristbands, Fitbit is also pushing out an update for its Blaze smartwatch.The £159 hybrid device will now integrate third-party notifications from third-party applications like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.This remedies one of the flaws we initially identified with the device.Fitbit is also releasing five new watch faces for the device, which means owners of the smartwatch-cum-fitness-tracker now have access to nine.Finally, the Blaze is getting a feature reminding them to move; specifically to hit a step goal of 250 per hour.Those who ve purchased the Blaze will receive the update next week.
Samsung has officially announced a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device, due to launch in the UK today, following reports of a battery fault resulting in numerous fires.Samsung has formally begun the recall process for its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone-cum-tablet, following reports that the battery can swell, rupture, and catch fire under normal use.Originally due for release in the UK today following earlier international availability, Samsung has announced that it is delaying the launch and preparing to recall those handsets that have already been sold due to a serious flaw in the battery design.'In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note 7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue,' Samsung's statement explains.'To date as of September 1 there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market.However, because our customers safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note 7.'
So I've been working for a digital agency for the last 6 months.This is basically my first job after graduating and it's been disappointing so far.Now this agency I'm working for is tiny.There are less than 10 full-time employees, so I have to take on a lot of different duties.Basically I am an account cum creative cum executive and I have to be directly involved in all parts of a campaign.And this makes me feel like I have no time to actually do anything well enough.
China s Geely auto group has become the main sponsor behind the British Bloodhound supersonic car project.The Asian company s support means the jet-cum-rocket racer now has the financial means to go and break the land speed record next year.It is perhaps better known in the West as the owner of Volvo and the London Taxi Company, which makes black cabs .Bloodhound aims to raise the current land speed record 763mph/1,228km/h to 800mph 1290km/h in October 2017.The intention then is to make some alterations to the vehicle and raise the mark still further some 12 months later.The ultimate target is to go above 1,000mph 1,610km/h .
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