Bookbeat launched in 2016 in Finland and Sweden.After that the service has been rolled out in major countries such as the united kingdom and Germany.this release boktjänsten for a total of 24 countries, including Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands.Initially, the service will have 50 000 of audio and e-books.the vast Majority of the literature will be in English, but it is complementary with the local language. "Don't get stuck in the starting blocks," has been Bookbeats strategy from day one.
Samsung recently tweeted about the uncommon knowledge that smart, WiFi-connected TVs are susceptible to viruses, just like computers.Samsung deleted the tweet, which contained a link to a video that shows Samsung TV owners how to check for viruses on their TVs.Ideally, TVs should scan for viruses automatically, but at least you now know that your smart TV is still vulnerable to malware.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Samsung posted a tweet recently that brought to light the fact that WiFi-connected smart TVs are just as susceptible to viruses as computers.The company deleted the tweet for unknown reasons, and it's unclear if its QLED smart TVs were affected by a virus.
Tencent launches video streaming in Thailand, eyes SE Asia expansion – ReutersWhat happened: Tencent launched its first overseas video streaming service in Thailand on June 14, Reuters reported.The service, WeTV, will feature original Chinese content with Thai dubbing from Tencent’s film production and distribution subsidiary, Tencent Penguin Pictures, as well as content created with local partners in Thailand.According to the senior vice president of the subsidiary, the country’s existing user base for Tencent products makes it a good starting point to push into Southeast Asia.Prior to WeTV, Tencent had already launched music-streaming service JOOX and mobile game “PUBG Mobile” in Thailand.Why it’s important: Tencent posted its slowest revenue growth in Q1 2019 as its Chinese gaming business slowly recovers from regulatory changes.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.The report, an update on a continuing plan to battle disinformation, said some progress had been made in deterring malicious campaigns.Officials said plans to tackle disinformation campaigns through a task force had shown progress, and that work with tech companies had also stemmed the tide of false information.The report said it could not “identify a distinct cross-border” attempt to specifically target European elections.But, the report also found, “evidence collected revealed a continued and sustained disinformation activity by Russian sources aiming to suppress turnout and influence voter preferences.” The activity included challenging the EU’s “democratic legitimacy” and exploiting controversial topics like immigration, with actors using images like the Notre Dame Cathedral fire “to illustrate the alleged decline of Western and Christian values in the EU.”According to the report, the number of disinformation cases attributed to Russian sources doubled between 2018 and 2019, jumping from about 430 in January 2018 to nearly 1,000 a year later.
Chipmaker Broadcom has reported a decline in Q2 revenues and has lowered its expectations for the year, blaming the ongoing difficulties at Huawei.The beleaguered Chinese smartphone manufacturer is a major customer for Broadcom, which specialises in wireless communication chips for smartphones and other devices.Last month, the US Commerce Department prohibited American firms from doing business with Huawei, a move which limits the company’s access to the Android operating system and key mobile components.Huawei ban: the global fallout explainedAlthough owned by Singapore’s Avago since 2016, Broadcom repatriated its headquarters back to the US in 2018.Unless there is a resolution to the situation, Huawei will be prohibited from procuring components from Broadcom for the foreseeable future.
And you are listened to more than you think, writes Di's Digital chronicler of Life as a single.Later on the same day of the arrest of the Ola itself in the Usin the Two months after his arrest, has still neither the formal charges and evidence presented, the.in the Blog, the parents, who visited him in prison, where he sleeps on a cardboard box on the floor next to 70 other prisoners, and states that he has suffered permanent damage of his residence there, and that he was likely to die in prison.the Families say that meeting has never been engaged in Russia, and that they do not come to know him as someone who would be involved in a criminal suite.on the other hand, he is familiar with the Julian Assange case, which in the spring has made itself the enemy of Ecuador because of Wikileaks leaking information on the corruption in the country.
Just over six months after the merger of agency networks Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson, WPP’s Wunderman Thompson has made several executive-level hires and promotions as its New York-based C-suite takes shape.These eight newly named executives will all report to Joe Crump, who became CEO of Wunderman Thompson’s New York nerve center in March when Possible New York, where he had been managing director, folded into the new organization.Crump, respectively, reports to former Possible CEO Shane Atchison, who rejoined the agency world after a brief hiatus last December as Wunderman Thompson North America CEO.Joe Crump, CEO, Wunderman Thompson New YorkThe leaders include chief experience officer Sherine Kazim, who brings 20-plus years of experience to bear in designing digital experiences and physical spaces.Helder Santo, who became president of Wunderman New York last May, has been promoted to chief client officer.
Scientists, with the help of floating robots and tech-equipped seals, may now have the answer: The so-called polynyas (Russian for "open water") seem to be the result of storms and salt, new research finds.Now, the most comprehensive look ever at the ocean conditions during polynya formation reveals that these stretches of open water grow due to short-timescale climate variations and particularly nasty weather.The polynyas also release a lot of deep-ocean heat into the atmosphere, with consequences that scientists are still working out.[Antarctica: The Ice-Covered Bottom of the World (Photos)]"It may modify weather patterns around Antarctica," study leader Ethan Campbell, a doctoral student in oceanography at the University of Washington, told Live Science.A paper published in April by atmospheric scientists in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres pointed to a particularly violent storm with wind speeds up to 72 miles per hour (117 kilometers per hour) in 2017.
På tisdagskvällen kunde Di Digital avslöja att det svenska batteribolaget Northvolt var mycket nära att stänga sin finansieringsrunda på 16 miljarder kronor.Pengarna ska gå till en batterifabrik i Skellefteå och kommer enligt Di Digitals källor från aktörer som Volkswagen och Siemens.Nu framkommer flera nya uppgifter om Northvolts jätterunda, som kan presenteras så tidigt som under onsdagen.Di Digital erfar att flera svenska pensions- och försäkringsjättar har investerat i Northvolt, som grundades för knappt tre år sedan av den tidigare Tesla-medarbetaren Peter Carlsson.Enligt flera källor är även den amerikanska investmentbanken Goldman Sachs med i finansieringsrundan, som består av både lån och nyutställda aktier.Northvolt ska enligt Di Digitals källor värderas till nästan 15 miljarder kronor i nyemissionen, där nya ägare tar upp till hälften av aktierna.
It's been a long time coming, but finally it has happened: Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Super Smash Bros.Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, as revealed by Nintendo's E3 Nintendo DirectBanjo-Kazooie has long been one of those character additions that seemed perfect for Super Smash Bros., but there's always been one obstacle: Since Microsoft owned Rare, the company who made the games originally, Nintendo didn't have the rights to reproduce the character on a game solely designed for Nintendo consoles.It seems as though those issues have been resolved.Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Smash in Fall 2019.In conjunction with the western release of Dragon Quest XI, Nintendo is also bringing across characters from that game to Smash.
Among the more eagerly anticipated titles of this year’s E3, Elden Ring leaked out just a few days ago.The forthcoming action role-playing title was created by George R.R.Martin, fresh off the end of his wildly popular HBO series, Game of Thrones.The game made its debut as part of Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff today, as it will be coming to both the Xbox One and Windows PC.It’s going to be arriving on PlayStation 4, as well, but Sony didn’t have its own event this year, leaving Microsoft to bask in all of the glory of FromSoftware’s “largest game to date.”Along with the A Song of Ice and Fire author, Hidetaka Miyazaki is heavily involved in the game.
Microsoft has been tweeting out videos counting down the days until its E3 2019 keynote presentation - and it’s been hiding hints to its next-gen Xbox Two (more formally called 'Xbox Scarlett') consoles in them.Look at the buildings on the left of each video, and a letter-and-number code emerges: the first revealed R55, the second G36, and the third showed B0.Twitter user @Cr8Beyond pieced them together - they’re the RGB code for the color scarlet, hinting at the collective codename for the next Xbox machines.User @Cr8Beyond was rewarded for his trouble with a free month of Xbox Game Pass, which is more or less confirmation from Microsoft.That strongly implies we’ll see some news about the consoles at the company’s keynote on Sunday, June 9.Scarlett is the collective name for two separate machines: one codenamed Anaconda, the higher-end of the pair rumored to be more powerful than the upcoming PS5, and the other Lockhart, an entry-level machine with lower performance and price.
Last month, the FCC announced that it planned to vote on a new ruling that would enable wireless carriers to block robocalls by default, a change that’ll require customers to opt-out of the service if they don’t want it.In an update on the matter released today, the FCC revealed that it has voted in favor of allowing robocalls to be blocked by default.Robocalls have become a massive problem for wireless customers who report, in some cases, receiving dozens of unwanted calls every day.These calls often use spoofed numbers featuring the recipient’s own area code, a deception that aims to trick the consumer into thinking they’re receiving a local call.These robocalls are difficult to block because they often come from different numbers.Many carriers offer tools that help customers detect and avoid these calls — they include call screen ‘Spam’ labels and, in some cases, the option to opt-in for an automatic robocall feature.
Enligt avtalet ska det forna presidentparet och Spotify ingå ett partnerskap för att producera ett antal exklusiva podcasts.Avtalet gäller för flera år.Paret Obama ska ”utveckla, producera och låna ut sina röster” till utvalda podcasts som ska distribueras över hela värden, enligt ett pressmeddelande från Spotify.”Vi har alltid trott på värdet av underhållande och tankeväckande konversationer”, säger Barack Obama i pressmeddelandet.”Det hjälper oss att bygga broar mellan varandra och öppna oss själva för nya idéer.””Vi är stolta över att ha möjlighet att förstärka röster som alltför ofta ignoreras eller tystas helt och med Spotify kan vi dela dessa historier med världen”, säger Michelle Obama.
Dwayne Johnson and Under Armour aren't done with audio just yet.After launching the $249 over-the-ear UA Sport Wireless Project Rock Edition headphones last year, The Rock is partnering with the apparel brand once again for a new pair of buds.Called the (equally lengthy) UA True Wireless Flash Project Rock Edition, the two have added wireless earbuds to their now growing line of "Project Rock" audio products.Available on June 7 for $199, the new Bluetooth earbuds are IPX7-rated water and sweat resistant and have 5 hours of battery life with an additional 20 hours of recharge available in the charging carrying case (charged via micro-USB).As with the headphones, JBL has been brought on to help with the audio quality.Like the headphones, the earbuds have a "talk-thru" feature designed to allow the music to be lowered so the wearer can better hear their surroundings while at the gym.
GoPro's Hero series finally has a worthy competitor in the handheld action camera space and it's from a company you may associate more with quadcopters.Either way, you can swap screens nearly instantaneously.You won't have to seal a flap on the HDMI port because, unlike the Hero7, there is no HDMI port on the Action—no real-time monitoring from the comfort of your director's chair.My test unit included four Neutral Density (ND) filters to reduce incoming light in the bright situations action cameras often find themselves, like skiing on a sunny day.DJI may be new to action cameras, but it has a lot of experience stabilizing tiny cameras in its drones.There are some situations in which I like the results of GoPro's stabilization a little better, for example sudden jouncing smooths out better, but for the most part it's difficult to tell the difference between the two.
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A Russian Soyuz-2-1b rocket was struck by lightning yesterday, just seconds after liftoff.Remarkably, the uncrewed rocket continued on its mission as if nothing had happened.The Soyuz-2-1b rocket—a modernised version of the tried-and-true Russian launch vehicle—took off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 9:23 a.m. local time on Monday, 27 May, according to a translated statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Defence.Dramatic video of the launch showed a bright bolt of lighting striking the Soyuz rocket during the early stages of its ascent.Поздравляем командование Космических войск, боевой расчёт космодрома Плесецк, коллективы РКЦ "Прогресс" (Самара), НПО имени С.А.Лавочкина (Химки) и ИСС имени академика М.Ф.Решетнёва (Железногорск) с успешным запуском КА ГЛОНАСС!Молния вам не помеха pic.twitter.com/1cmlZ4hD1g
When Ford returned to Le Mans, it wanted to win its class, and it did.Now, a few years later, as the automaker is preparing to leave the series, it's preparing some proper vintage liveries for its final factory outing.Ford on Tuesday unveiled a series of "Celebration Liveries" for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.Each of the four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will wear a different outfit, each celebrating one of Ford's various Le Mans milestones.The 68 will wear perhaps the most familiar livery of all, because it's the same look the car sported when it won Le Mans in 2016.The remainder will be dedicated to older affairs.
Trots att fördelarna med trådlös kommunikation är påtagliga i de flesta sammanhang så utgör den fortfarande ett relativt ovanligt inslag i tillverkningsföretagens produktionsprocesser.Ofta tampas man med problem som kabelbrott, glappande kontakter och störda signaler i kommunikationsöverföringen, utan att veta att det finns en lösning inom räckhåll.SMC Automation erbjuder en ventilplattform för automatisering med tryckluft där signalerna från PLC (maskinens styrsystem) överförs trådlöst till distribuerade noder med ventiler för att styra luften till en cylinder och därmed åstadkomma en rörelse.Systemet hanterar även in- och utgångsmoduler för signalöverföring, t.ex.från olika givare i produktionen.Det innebär att en givare kan placeras i en rörlig applikation där den ansluts till en slavmodul som i sin tur kommunicerar trådlöst med mastermodulen placerad på ett annat ställe.