Reports on Monday have suggested Apple s Siri assistant will soon be receiving a huge upgrade, thanks to some UK-based tech.TechInsider sources say Apple is ready to unleash the power of the VocalIQ start-up it purchased last year.According to the report, VocalIQ s natural language skills will help put Siri beyond Amazon Alexa, Google Now and Microsoft s Cortana.The report says: For example, imagine asking a computer to Find a nearby Chinese restaurant with open parking and WiFi that s kid-friendly.See also: Amazon Echo reviewAccording to the report, if a user decided to change the query to a Mexican restaurant, VocalIQ would be capable of remembering the other parameters.Recent speculation has suggested Apple may also open Siri up to third-party developercomments powered by Disqus
These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers.The concept is simple, enhance messaging platforms by enabling the simple use and sharing of customised sound Bites that relate to everyday life.***** TouchArcade 5/5 – Game of the Week – Stunning Shooting *****Sequel of Award Winning next-gen top down air combat shooter with stunning 3D graphics and amazing orchestral soundtrack.Start Liking the photos you see, Skip the photos you don t like.Useful Features Translates 40 languages– Display the original text for each translated sentence– Show both original web page and translation– Mail translation Speak aloud 30 languages– Read all unread articles automatically– Swipe to control skipping sentences– Highlight word by word for each speaking sentence– Add favorite articles with Starred to speak aloud later– Copy or add touched selected words with Starred in Speak mode– With funny bear and human face animations while speaking– Support useful speaking repeat, pause, and speed & pitch options– Exercising read then record and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walking.Add favorite articles with Starred Read all unread articles automatically Swipe to control skipping sentences Support useful speaking options Speaking face animation Highlight words while speaking Exercising and improving your language skills during a bike riding, jogging or walkingBusyBoxNormally $2.99.
Let's do the time warp again: according to an outfit that tracks programming languages, the Internet of Things is re-igniting demand for assembly language skills.Software consultancy TIOBE's Programming Community Index has turned up the re-emergence of assembly programming in its monthly index the definition of the index is here .While the top-five are no surprise – Java, C, C , Python and C – the outfit's post expresses surprise that something so difficult and arcane as assembly would make the index unless it was driven by necessity.Hence it tags the global movement to put chips in really stupid places just to boast that the device is connected and in the case of Dyson, to work out how best to extract hundreds of dollars from suckers for a hair dryer .The only reasonable explanation for this is that the number of very small devices that are only able to run assembly code is increasing.— Internet of Shit @internetofshit July 6, 2016
As September gets closer we're learning more and more about the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new video leaked to Chinese social network Weibo purports to show the smaller of the upcoming handsets alongside the iPhone 6S from last year.There's no way of verifying the authenticity of this device but the 159-second clip does show a larger camera lens and a redesigned antenna layout, two rumours that we've heard in the past from a number of sources.The headphone jack has disappeared too, to be replaced by a second speaker grille.Apparently Apple may market this as a new stereo sound feature for blasting out your tunes without the aid of headphones.As you can see above, we get both front and back views of the iPhone, although our foreign language skills aren't good enough to be able to translate what the host is saying - if you can help out then please let us know.The Space Grey colour used in the past is again in evidence but from this video we can't tell anything about the inside of the phone.
Spotify today introduces a new Kids category that aims to help parents and their children bond over music, and encourage kids to develop their language skills with in-app prompts.The Kids & Family category now offers a variety of playlists for everyday activities, such as bathtime, bedtime, playtime, going for a car ride, and more.Each playlist has an age recommendation for parents to determine which is most suitable for their child.The Playtime playlist, for example, features dance-y songs like Everything is Awesome by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, and Kung Fu Fighting by Ceelo Green and Jack Black.Spotify hopes this will encourage parent and kids to use music to play together, providing a soundtrack to their daily activities.According to TechCrunch, there will also be voice prompts between songs to ask questions like what the next song should be, or suggest an activity such as making up a dance and talk back and forth to encourage toddlers to learn to speak and have conversations.
Uber is seeking a judicial review over Transport for London's new rulesUber has launched a legal challenge against new rules in London that require thousands of its drivers to pass a test in English.Transport for London TfL wants all private-hire drivers not from English-speaking countries to prove their language skills from October.The exam will also test reading, writing and listening skills.Uber is also challenging rules requiring it to inform TfL of any upcoming changes to its app."This legal action is very much a last resort," said Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber London.
transport cycle according to the taxi driver should have sufficient interaction and language skills.Photo: Karoliina Paavilainen/ALMA TALENT -ARCHIVESthe transport cycle according to the taxi driver should continue to be sufficient interaction and language skills.around the circular the requirement of control would be the taxi operators on the shoulders of - just as heretofore.the taxi association chairman Jari Lemmetyinen is a disappointed man.Lemmetyinen was many other way to get the impression that the taxi driver should continue to speak good enough Finnish, because the deficient Finnish language skills is currently a real problem with taxi transport.
Here's my two cents from someone who has been in your shoes minus the cool language skills!Going on Reddit is asking for a sale because time money.Marketing is sort of this field that people don't always pick but fall into because they have skill.Find a marketing area you like enough to identify with.I get to write / market/ create media for machine learning, sensors, etc.And I don't fee slimy.
Lena Garrett What do a dentist, a human rights lawyer and a maths teacher have in common?Certainly, they re all qualified professionals.None of them have yet been able to practise their professions here, but that hasn t stopped them helping the Brits in need of their skills.Mursal fled Afghanistan with her family and arrived in the UK as a refugee when she was just four years old.Lack of UK work experience is often cited by employers as a reason against hiring an otherwise qualified refugee candidate.In parallel with the relative exclusion of refugees from the UK workforce, in 2013 it was estimated that the UK economy loses £48bn annually in missed trading opportunities due to a deficit in language skills.
Uber has lost a court case in which it wanted to stop its London drivers -- and all private hire drivers working in the city -- from being forced to take English language tests, so now the fleet of semi-casual carsmiths must take some sort of writing test to see if they can perform to the required level of offensive chit-chat.The case saw Uber trying to get out of a Transport for London requirement for an English test for all drivers in return for being allowed a licence.Judge John Mitting said the requirement is legally allowable and should stand, though, explaining that: "In my judgment, TfL have demonstrated that they were and are entitled to require drivers to demonstrate a level of competence in written and spoken English," okaying TfL's plan to test the written language skills of the capital's private drivers via a compulsory £200 exam.It won't cover all drivers though, only ones coming from countries that aren't majority English speaking -- and Uber's trying its best to train them up in advance.Update: Uber has got in touch with us because they think we should emphasise that it was an essay writing test of the drivers' written English.They offered up this statement, attributed to Tom Elvidge, Uber's General Manager in London:
Uber has lost a court case in which it wanted to stop its London drivers -- and all private hire drivers working in the city -- from being forced to take English language tests, so now the fleet of semi-casual carsmiths must take some sort of writing test to see if they can perform to the required level of offensive chit-chat.The case saw Uber trying to get out of a Transport for London requirement for an English test for all drivers in return for being allowed a licence.Judge John Mitting said the requirement is legally allowable and should stand, though, explaining that: "In my judgment, TfL have demonstrated that they were and are entitled to require drivers to demonstrate a level of competence in written and spoken English," okaying TfL's plan to test the written language skills of the capital's private drivers via a compulsory £200 exam.It won't cover all drivers though, only ones coming from countries that aren't majority English speaking -- and Uber's trying its best to train them up in advance.Update: Uber has got in touch with us because they think we should emphasise that it was an essay writing test of the drivers' written English.They offered up this statement, attributed to Tom Elvidge, Uber's General Manager in London:
Videoströmningstjänsten Netflix to offer subtitles for their shows and movies, therefore, they start now the project Hermes which linguistically talented users can get money for to write the subtitles.This writes The Next Web.If you can believe Netflix has started the project because they now have hard to find competent translators, according to Netflix themselves should only be 100 to 150 professional Dutch translators in the whole world.Read also: Next year you can take with you Netflix on holiday – the EU should agree on georeglerFor those who want to join in Hermes, it is required that you participate in a sample of 90 minutes in which even the language skills to be tested.you can test contacted you since of Netflix when they need help.
Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist.Give them a try and let us know what you think.5.Adidas Womenadidas Studio LDN is a hangout space for workout warriors.We’re bringing you the best fitness classes, adidas Runners sessions, product testing and nutritional workshops.Available on Messenger4.ChattyChatty is a chat service that you can enjoy communicating with unknown someone in the world safely.You can start using it by simply sending a message to Chatty from Messenger.Use it to brush up your foreign language skills or just as pastime!Available on Messenger3.
Learning a new language isn't easy, but what if you could do it while watching your favorite Korean drama?Viki thinks it's a winning combination.The video streaming service released this week a new Learn Mode designed to help viewers build language skills by enabling them to interact with subtitles of videos in foreign languages.On its support page, Viki said the Learn Mode enables viewers to "interact with words to understand their meanings and pronunciations."Viki offers crowdsourced subtitles, though it's unclear who is providing the definitions and pronunciations for Learn Mode.If you mouse over a word or phrase, the video will pause and the definition and pronunciation of the selected material will appear in a pop-up box.
Canada by Choice is a small, family-run immigration consultancy in Windsor, Ontario.It gives legal advice to people who are interested in moving to Canada and helps them fill out the necessary paperwork to enter the country.Hussein Zarif has worked on marketing and outreach at the company for the past four years—it’s his job to find clients and connect them with the firm’s staff.The clientele come mostly from the Middle East, China, and India, and that’s where Zarif has always focussed his outreach budget, placing online ads that appear on Facebook and Google.Zarif, who is twenty-four, and whose father runs the business, has become an unlikely expert in the anxiety currently plaguing immigrants in America.His first attempts to target people based on age, language, and location brought uneven results—Americans looking to retire to Canada, immigrants with poor English-language skills.
New research highlights how parents are failing to recognise the importance of digital skills for their children, especially their daughters.Even the industries of today are a far cry from the ones our offspring will be seeking roles within as the rise of AI and automation is set to change the workforce, rendering some jobs and skills obsolete.According to our recent research, parents view studying computing as less important for their children than maths and English.Similarly, IT coding skills are viewed as less useful for a child’s future career than literacy, numeracy, people and language skills; only 19% of parents felt IT coding skills worth cultivating.Even if our children don’t seek roles specifically within the IT and technology sectors, digital skills will be paramount in everything they may do - even today, 90% of occupations require digital competencies, including programming.In fact, there is international evidence that girls perform better academically than boys when computer science is included in the curriculum.
Facebook reported valetili maintenance staff to be so language skills but also basic information about the countries political situation.fake news and opinion influence through a network has been talk of concern for some time.Facebook is now being told by the organized propaganda work in its pages.the BBC writes facebook in a report published by which is multiplied by the company, noticed the wide propagation.behind It are apparently the governments, or at least otherwise organised parties.FB about the fake news and attempts of public opinion for editing.
Finnish young people's digital skills is a big differences.There are a bunch of young people who are not a hobby, spend their time, or meet friends in the digital world, as a large part of young do.in This digital exclusion is not necessarily the case of their own choice."for Example, linguistic difficulties can cause it, that these young people can, or can join others," pointed out an expert Sea-breezes Kaarakainen from the university of Turku.He recalls that communicating online requires at least the Finnish language, but usually also have English language skills.If such capacity is weak, the others joining is difficult.
some do not have language skills, others may not expertise,” said staff leadership and multiculturalism dissertation research done Kirsti end of the road.the end of the road study well-being at work and diversity of the municipal service sector business institution.”Hr professionals should be information about what it's like to work in future working life skills.Society should do more to integrate immigrants so that they are better prepared to work,” Kujanpää says.the immigrants ' interviews showed that the immediate supervisors of employees are immigrants important support work environment access.”the Migrants told the aid and training needs and their wish to be good subordinates.”
The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of ten things to look out for when deciding if a story is genuine.The platform said it had already removed "tens of thousands" of fake Facebook accounts and that systems were now monitoring the repeated posting of the same content or a sharp increase in messaging.Last month Conservative MP Damian Collins asked Facebook to tackle fake news in the run up to the UK general election on 8 June."The danger is, if for many people the main source of news is Facebook and if the news they get on Facebook is mostly fake news, they could be voting based on lies," he told the Guardian.In a report released last month, Facebook admitted it had seen political propaganda deliberately spread on its site."We have observed many actions by fake account operators that could only be performed by people with language skills and a basic knowledge of the political situation in the target countries, suggesting a higher level of coordination and forethought," it said in the document.
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