You may know that Google processes over 3.5 billion search requests per day, owns YouTube, and is a regular entrant on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies to Work For.But did you know that the tech titan is so massive that they’ve developed their own programming language?You may not have heard a lot about Google Go, but your friends in web development sure have.Go code runs fast, is easy to use and is perfectly suited to designers creating nimble, yet powerful web experiences.You can find out what all the excitement is about in The Complete Google Go Developer Master Class training bundle, on sale now for $29 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.The package includes seven courses of training that will help even a novice code beginner get working quickly with this user-friendly language.
That’s the burning question with the new 2020 Acura RDX, which uses a redesigned touchpad interface.The key feature is absolute cursor positioning, which means when you touch the pad and move your finger, your selection is based on where you touch, not where you move.To explain that a little more, imagine you want to select the navigation map.On most cars with a touchpad interface (like BMW, Audi and Lexus), where you press initially doesn't matter so much – it's where you eventually move your finger that counts.The touchpad is just below the screen, but still not down in between the seats or nestled next to the gear shifter.Instead it is about halfway up the dashboard, a natural resting place for your hand as you drive.
(San Antonio, June 25, 2019) -- Working with local architecture firm Ford, Powell & Carson and the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) will conduct a 12-month assessment of indoor climate management and make recommendations for energy-efficient upgrades at Mission Concepción.Antonio Martinez-Molina, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, is leading the project."Modern-day parishioners expect a certain level of comfort inside the church during the summer months and an active congregation is essential to the outstanding universal values of this UNESCO World Heritage site."Finally, thermal photography and other assessment technologies will be used to analyze the mission's walls to learn where humidity is concentrated.The CCS anticipates that the results will serve as a model for other historic stone structures in hot-humid climates throughout the South and Southwest, potentially allowing the San Antonio Missions to become pioneers in the use of energy-efficient upgrades at cultural heritage resources in the US.During that 2018 project, UTSA researchers William Dupont and Angela Lombardi discovered a higher degree of degradation in the walls closest to the HVAC system's exterior condenser unit.
FedEx sues U.S. government over ‘impossible’ task of policing exports to China – ReutersWhat happened: The American courier services company FedEx is suing the US Department of Commerce, claiming that it shouldn’t be held liable over unintentionally delivering Huawei parcels that violate the US ban.FedEx claimed in a court filing in the District of Columbia that the task of monitoring millions of packages is “a virtually impossible task, logistically, economically, and in many cases, legally,” and that the government has essentially “deputized” them to police parcels.Why it’s important: FedEx has been caught between a rock and a hard place since several Chinese firms have been included in the US entity list, which prohibits American companies from doing business with them.In May, Huawei said two of its packages containing documents were misdirected, and that it will review its ties with FedEx.Yesterday, PCMag reported that FedEx refused to deliver a Huawei P30 smartphone mailed from one of its writers in the UK to one in the US.
NASA concept of a black holeBlack holes are elusive and powerful regions of space.They have inspired sci-fi writers, scientists and space fans to peer into the deepest mysteries of the universe.Nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole's strong gravitational field.We have wondered and speculated what they might look like, and we now have a better idea than ever before.Most of our pictures of what black holes look like come from artist concepts, like this one released by NASA in 2015.
Contrary to popular notion, cameras haven’t gone extinct thanks to smartphones.Many have become cheaper while others have started to offer more features at the starting level.Others, however, continue to bank on their reputation and the quality expected from it and keep prices high, even for entry-level cameras.The new Leica M-E (Typ 240) tries to buck the latter trend by offering a relatively more affordable rangefinder camera.That said, it’s still going to burn a hole in your wallet.As part of Leica’s M (for “Messsucher” or rangefinder), the Leica M-E (Typ 240) also combines the viewfinder and rangefinder so that you can see the action and better frame the composition as it happens.
Adonit has made a name for itself in the world of styli, and its latest is the Adonit Pro 4, an update of its passive, non-connected tablet pen.Unlike the Apple Pencil — easily the best, most sought after, and among the most expensive stylus on the planet for iPad owners — the Adonit Pro 4 is platform agnostic and can be used on any capacitive touch screen.The dampening tip lets you write naturally like a pen on paper regardless of how fast or slow you go, and I experienced very little skipping, with most strokes registering correctly on screen, though with a barely perceptible delay.It has a solid, well-built 9.25mm aluminum body, and feels smooth and sleek in the hand.Using it for an extended period of time did not tire me out.The metal bar that holds the tip is made from a stainless steel alloy, so it resists corrosion, and the disc is designed to not scratch or damage your tablet or phone’s glass surface as you sketch, jot notes, or navigate with it.
If you clicked through to this story, you’re likely either one of two people: a college student with limited funds, or a parent starting to dread the amount of money you’re about to spend to send your kid off to college.Buying refurbished is a great way to save money, and Amazon has a ton of deals on lightly used items.While there are hundreds of Amazon refurbished items on the site right now, we’ve found 20 items that we think both college students and parents might be interested in.Among the deals that we were able to find include serious savings on printers, desktop and laptop computers, and even vacuum cleaners.In most cases you’re saving 20%-40% off buying brand new, freeing up funds to buy all the other stuff you need.There are hundreds of deals available and keep in mind that Prime Day 2019 is coming up next month.We’ve already started to round up what we think will be the best deals on laptops, iPhones, smartwatches, and other Apple products.
As Netflix’s reputation grows, so does the number of major stars the company draws in for its original content.Following his work with Hulu on its original Catch-22 series, George Clooney will be working with Netflix on a post-apocalyptic movie.Clooney will both star in and direct the upcoming feature film adaption, according to Netflix.The new post-apocalyptic ‘tale’ is an adaption of the book Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, according to an announcement from Netflix.The ‘feature project’ will be produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Pictures, Syndicate Entertainment, and Anonymous Content.Clooney will star in the movie as Augustine, a ‘lonely scientist in the Arctic,’ according to Netflix.
Figuring out how to set up an Amazon Fire Stick is simpler than it seems.Amazon's Fire Stick is an easy way for those who don't have a smart TV to watch shows and movies, listen to music, and enjoy other subscription-based services.Setting up Amazon's Fire Stick just requires a television with an HDMI port, batteries for the remote, and an internet connection.More than five years ago, Amazon released its very own streaming device where you can watch all your favorite TV shows, movies, and more — the Fire Stick.It also comes with equipped with Alexa for voice commands.Today, an Amazon Fire Stick costs about $40, and it's simple to set up.
The difficulty of setting up a VR headset can be more trouble than the experiences themselves are worth, and when companies have addressed this issue head-on, they’ve seen success.We’ve already seen this with the mass-audience-focused Oculus Quest and upgraded Rift S, and HTC Vive aims to bring this ease of use to the premium market with Vive Cosmos.HTC finally revealed more details about its upcoming VR headset and how it aims to bring the same high-quality PC virtual reality experience to players, but without the hassle associated with traditional VR setups.Here’s everything we know about it so far.The Vive Cosmos will have four cameras by default, with one on either side and two on the front, as well as an additional two that can be added via a removable faceplate.Instead, over time you will be able to modify it with what HTC Vive calls “an ever-increasing suite” of possibilities.
Though it was originally created as a tool for hobbyists, the makers of the Raspberry Pi have transformed the latest edition of the board into a desktop PC that starts at just $35.The latest incarnation of the Raspberry Pi essentially moves the tinkerer’s board from a hub or controller to build robotics or Internet of Things (IoT) applications into a full-fledged PC alternative, complete with a more powerful ARM processor and more ports to handle connectivity.Priced starting at $35, the Raspberry Pi 4 won’t be competing in terms of performance against the far more expensive and capable PCs on our list of the best desktops, but it’s an affordable solution for education and home use if you’re primarily working off of web apps.What you get for that attractive price is a quad-core Broadcom 1.5Ghz ARM-based processor, 1GB of LPDDR4 system memory, a USB-C port for power, two USB-A 2 ports, two USB-A 3 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and two micro HDMI ports.Raspberry Pi replaced the single HDMI port from the prior generation board with two micro HDMI ports on the Raspberry Pi 4, which will allow adopters of this $35 PC to connect up to two 4K displays at 30 FPS or a single 4K panel operating at 60 FPS.If you need more memory, upgrading to 2GB of RAM adds an extra $10 to the price, while maxing out with 4GB of memory will take the price to $55.
Apple released the public beta for iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday, giving Apple device owners an early chance to try out the new software.The software is currently in beta form, which means it's unfinished may be prone to bugs and issues.iOS 13 brings new features to nearly every aspect of the iPhone's operating system, from a new Dark Mode to apps like Maps, Reminders, and Messages.Apple's new iPhone and iPad software doesn't officially launch until later this year, but Apple is giving device owners the chance to try it out early through its beta program.The company released the public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday, coming after the firm initially launched the beta software to developers earlier this month.Those who are interested in trying out the software should head over to Apple's website and register to be part of the beta.
The University of Liverpool (UoL) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have been awarded £3.54m for a research project that aims to develop a 'personalised health' approach to prevent and treat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).Resistance to all antimicrobials, and especially bacterial resistance to existing antibiotics, is increasing.It is now posing a serious threat to health both in the UK and globally, and risks undermining the major improvements in medicine that have been made in recent decades.This new project will focus on personalised antimicrobial therapy as a way to prevent and treat AMR.The funding will enable equipment to be purchased for real time measurement of drug concentrations in patients, rapid sequencing of bacteria from patients, performing pharmacogenetic analyses and real time pharmacodynamic analyses.These approaches will be unified using artificial intelligence and deep learning in collaboration with the University of Liverpool's Department of Computer Science.
But some members of the academic community have erupted in protest, saying the study is flawed.One expert said the study did not provide an adequate table of results to back up the horn claim.Over the past two decades, studies have looked into potential links between cellphone use and health problems like screen addiction and increased risk of cancer, but such links have not been verified.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.That was the question circulating last week after this headline appeared in The Washington Post: "Horns are growing on young people's skulls.Phone use is to blame, research suggests."
Sex in space would likely be a little tricky, but new science finds sperm seem to function just fine without Earth's gravity, perhaps eliminating the need for getting conjugal in the cosmos.A preliminary study looked at samples of the swimmers exposed to microgravity and found them to be no different than their ground-bound counterparts.That discovery hints at the future option "of safely transporting male gametes to space and considering the possibility of creating a human sperm bank outside Earth."The experiments were done using frozen rather than fresh sperm samples, which is an important distinction, according to Montserrat Boada of Dexeus Women's Health in Barcelona.Boada presented the findings Sunday at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology."Some studies suggest a significant decrease in the motility of human fresh sperm samples," Boada said in a release.
Facebook and Apple's cold war continued on Monday.Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs and a top lieutenant to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suggested that the company is not an "exclusive club" like Apple.Clegg was parading Facebook's mission as a force for good in connecting the world at a time when it is facing unprecedented regulatory scrutiny.It is the latest strike in a long-running duel between Facebook and Apple after the Cambridge Analytica data breach became global news in March 2018.The two companies have been repeatedly dueling over privacy and their differing business models since the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach became global news in March 2018."Some other big tech companies make their money by selling expensive hardware or subscription services, or in some cases both, to consumers in developed, wealthier economies.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Supurna VedBrat, BlackRock's head of trading, said the $6.5 trillion firm is navigating how to "operate at scale" in the rapidly-changing fixed income markets.As more trades are completed electronically, BlackRock is looking to work with five or six firms directly, and then use aggregated platforms like TradeWeb and MarketAxess.The world's biggest asset manager is figuring out how to stay on top of the rapidly-changing fixed income market.Supurna VedBrat, BlackRock's head of trading, said at a conference last week that the $6.5 trillion firm is working out the best ways to "operate at scale" as increasing amount of fixed income volume has begun to trade electronically, thanks to the rise of electronic trading marketplaces like MarketAxess and Tradeweb.See more: A BlackRock executive highlights the new kinds of skills he's looking for in a $2 trillion business - and why old-school traders are still important
For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigors and 'strains' of life, and how quickly they help bone re-grow and repair.Researchers led by Dr Gianluca Tozzi, at the University of Portsmouth, are the first to examine the strains between bone and graft from animal models in 3D and in microscopic detail.Dr Tozzi hopes this window on to living bone grafts will help scientists find ways to improve the body's ability to regrow its own bone, and more chance surgeons can predict the success of a synthetic graft.Fragile bones break easily and are also more difficult to repair, particularly when the defect area is extended.It's vital we understand what is happening where bone meets graft so we can better engineer sophisticated replacement materials."Bones are very complex biological tissues and a synthetic bone substitute needs to have specific requirements to allow blood supply and encourage new bone growth.
It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a voice-controlled smart alarm clock was little more than science fiction.Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is the company’s latest entry into this space, sitting alongside the still available (for now) Echo Spot from 2017.It also has some updated features that address my complaints with the Echo Spot.Ability to block the camera with physical shutterThe Echo Show 5 is quite literally a smaller version of the Echo Show that Amazon released last year.That fun will cost you $40 more, and the Spot is a worse device in every other metric, so I don’t think it’s worth it.