Artist s impression of what Mars looked like billions of years ago.Image: Ittiz New findings from NASA s Curiosity Rover provide evidence that significant amounts of oxygen once permeated the atmosphere of ancient Mars.Lanza s team hypothesizes that oxygen seeped out of the planet s water and into the Martian atmosphere as Mars magnetic field collapsed.Due to the relatively low gravity on Mars, the planet couldn t hold on to the lighter hydrogen atoms, but the heavier oxygen atoms stayed put.It s possible that exotic alien life might emerge without the benefit of oxygen, but here on Earth it s been critical.Revealingly, Curiosity is not the only probe to have found manganese on Mars.
Apple UK accounts show the tax bill for its two entities in the country rose 9%Apple paid £12.9m in corporation tax in the UK in 2015.The accounts for 26 September for the year show the tax bill for two of Apple's UK entities rose 9% in 2015 from £11.8m in 2014.Apple Retails UK Limited, a division that runs Apple's network of stores, posted a 12% increase in revenue to £1bn and a profit of £6.4m, according to a Telegraph report.The details about Apple's UK tax emerge as the European Commission is set to announce its decision on a probe into Apple tax arrangement deals with Ireland in July this year.However, Google agreed to pay £130m in back taxes after it reached an agreement with the UK authorities and promised to adopt a new approach for the UK taxes and settlement covering taxes from 2005 all the way to 2015.Even Facebook, which was accused of paying only 4% of tax on the billions of dollar it generated in 2014, said it will book more sales in the UK.
Ondrej Homola is co-founder and CEO of Lifeliqe, a platform company for the creation, sharing and deployment of interactive 3D objects into mobile, VR, AR and 3D printable media.And why wouldn t it be when analysts like Goldman Sachs make estimates that the industry is poised to surpass the TV market in annual revenue by 2025.Many of these companies backed include many virtual reality technologies you ve already heard of, such as Leap Motion and Oculus.With the global cloud gaming market predicted to grow exponentially at a CAGR of more than 29 percent until 2020, NVIDIA is in a prime position to succeed with what I believe to be superior technology in the market.Sony PlayStation has a unique position to gain market share and be the clear winner of the virtual reality gaming ecosystem, similar to how Steve Jobs and Apple won early in mobile.In a recent presentation, Jeremy Bailenson, director of the program, remarked: Apple hasn t come to my lab in 13 years — except they ve come three times in the last three months.
Silent maintainers put on noticeAn unpatched remote code execution hole has been publicly disclosed in the popular Swagger API framework, putting users at risk.The client and server hole CVE-2016-5641 exists in code generators within the REST programming tool, also know as the OpenAPI Specification.Application security researcher Scott Davis says an injectable parameters in Swagger JSON or YAML files allow remote code execution across NodeJS, PHP, Ruby, and Java.Swagger maintainers have been quite despite the disclosure made last month through US CERT which was coupled with a patch proffered by Rapid 7.These documents would lead to classic parameter injection.Maliciously crafted Swagger documents can be used to dynamically create HTTP API clients and servers with embedded arbitrary code execution in the underlying operating system.
This month, the trailer for upcoming game of drones and shooting people Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare became the second most disliked video in YouTube history, while fellow online first-person shooter, Battlefield 1 became one of the 150 most liked.The panic reached sufficient proportions that the Chinese ambassador to Zambia issued a strongly worded rebuttal, describing the speculation as, a malicious slandering .Noticing that World Of Warcraft developer Blizzard was launching Overwatch PS4, Xbox One, PC , a gloriously colourful and addictive first-person shooter in which your team members choices of character have a huge bearing on success, 2K Games rushed out its own gaudy squad shooter, Battleborn PS4, Xbox One, PC , three weeks earlier.It s a game that makes great use of its retro styling, looking like 80s Spectrum classic Knight Lore, with its isometric viewpoint an expression you probably won t have heard in several decades fixed in place, giving you a limited window on its perfectly designed dungeon rooms, each of which is its own discrete puzzle.Its depiction of an America occupied by a high-tech North Korean army is silly even by video game standards, while its mix of first-person shooting and Assassin s Creed-style open-world exploration is hamstrung by technical problems and a fun-leeching lack of finesse.Your fellow resistance fighters also have a habit of standing around in doorways, boxing you into rooms until you get frustrated enough to finish them all off without the Koreans even having to load a gun.
So on Wednesday, Democrats took to the House floor to stage a sit-in and protest their GOP counterparts' refusal to consider gun control legislation in the wake of the recent Orlando mass shooting.The GOP's response was to cut the C-SPAN feed of the floor protest.House Speaker Paul Ryan, who controls the House C-SPAN feed, decided censorship was the proper route.But the C-Span feed was quickly restored via Twitter-owned Periscope from Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat from California.Hopefully Peters' mobile phone has a big battery, as about 40 House Democrats vowed "to occupy the floor of the House until there is action."Now Democrats in the House are demanding that the full body consider gun control measures.
In 1975, Stanford's student body voted to change the university's official mascot to the "Robber Barons," a derisive nod to the university's founder, Leland Stanford.Stanford had been without a mascot since 1972, when the "Indian" was removed after a series of meetings between Stanford President Richard Lyman and Native American students.In a special student referendum in 1975, "Robber Barons" secured the most first and second place votes 1,664 , beating out Sequoias 1,598 , Trees 1,530 , and Cardinals 1309 .Railroaders, Spikes, and Huns all finished "well below the top four choices,"according to a Stanford Dailyarticle at the time.The administration was not pleased with the choice, and refused to recognize Robber Barons as Stanford's mascot."I guess would be surprised if there were no university displeasure with Robber Barons," Robert Rosenz-Weig, the university's VP for public affairs,told The Stanford Daily in 1975.Other Robber Barons included the likes of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, who also named many institutions after themselves.No more mascotsAt the time of the student vote, it was the 70s, it was California, and Stanford students were down to poke a little fun at their own history.The administration was not.Nine years went by after the Indian mascot was removed, and the administration hadn't approved a new mascot.Then in 1981, Stanford's President Donald Kennedy proclaimed that the search was over: there just wouldn't be a mascot.But let us not forget that brief moment in the 70s when Stanford had a sense of humor about how its founding fortune was made - before that sentiment was squashed.NOW WATCH: How to find Netflix s secret categoriesLoading video...
I say "terrain" only to avoid the term "landscape," scooped up by Chief Martech himself Scott Brinker to describe the extraordinary graphic he puts together annually showing the players in the ever-expanding marketing technology space.Altschuler is, after all, founder of Sales Hacker, a catalyst for content and events focused on sales leadership, enablement, operations, strategy, and...well, hacks.And yes, there are sales tech "landscapes" appearing already--admittedly less cluttered than Scott Brinker's packed galaxy.But what hit me hard, as someone who covers marketing technology, was listening to a panel discussion on how to build a sales stack, and really not hear marketing mentioned at all to be fair, in response to an audience question, the panelists agreed you needed an MA solution .Although Afshar has a CMO and customer service background, he was quick to say that the hardest job in any single company is sales."The sales stack," said Altschuler, "is only in the third inning.
GIFDespite critical and commercial success and a storied career, the two words that have followed Eminem the longest are mom s spaghetti, from his Academy Award-winning song Lose Yourself.Bait-and-switch text memes were built around it.Despite being a somewhat old meme, Google trends suggests mom s spaghetti has been slowly gaining popularity over the past five years.Now fine art feels the need to pile on.Previously he s drawn Jeremy Clarkson with motor oil, Rowan Atkinson in beans, and Katy Perry out of cat food.Sometimes the theme is more obvious than others.
BT says that in testing, it managed to connect a tablet 350m away from the Smart Hub, and a laptop 500m away.In both case, however, there was only a single wall between the device and the router, so trying it in a built-up area is unlikely to yield the same impressive results.Still, if you re planning on moving your PS4 and telly into the garden shed and still want a lightning-quick connection for playing Rocket League online with your pals, the Smart Hub looks set to fit the bill.It also comes with the latest AC Wi-Fi technology, designed to improve performance when multiple devices are connected, as well as filters that help reduce the effects of interference on your wireless speed.And if you prefer a wired connection, there are four Ethernet ports too.The new Smart Hub will arrive later this summer, with the first batch going to existing customers.
A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has now tackled the age-old question of 'who's the best superhero?', and the results are nothing short of shocking.Shocking not because of the conclusions drawn, but because the researchers actually spent several years attending to this project.Also considered were Wolverine, The Flash, Spiderman, Iron Man, Thor, Iceman, Silver Surfer, Mystique, Black Bolt, and The Lizard.One paper, somewhat poetically titled 'Trajectory of a Falling Batman', tries to evaluate the Dark Knight's ability to glide using his cape as a kind of super power, but finds the following:" Looking at the case for gliding from a fairly tall building of height 150 m... the problem with the glide lies in his velocity as he reaches ground level.Yes, the paper finds that the speed at which Batman would travel in real life would make the whole thing an absurd endeavour.
Nissan's Infiniti brand has issued a worldwide recall for the recent Q50 sedan in order to address issues with the car's steering software.The software glitch is related to the car's autonomous driving features, and a malfunction could lead to poor responsiveness and a decline in steering control.Infiniti says it will begin contacting owners this month about the recall.Fortunately there have been no accidents or injuries caused by the Q50's problems.It's supposed to reduce the need for constant, small adjustments in steering to be made by the driver, in turn making things more comfortable.Out of the 60,000 units recalled, a total of 28,182 Q50s are said to be in the US, with another 3,804 in Canada, while the Chinese market has 6,894.
This 128GB Supersonic Boost XT flash drive from Patriot is built to be fast and rugged.It supports USB 3.0 and transfers data at speeds up of up to 150MG/Sec, making it ideal for large files.It's durable rubberized exterior helps protect against shock and provides water resistance, so it travels safely wherever you take it.The unit is plug and play, and supports most major operating systems, so you can count on ease of use as well.It currently averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 700 people 73% rate it 5 stars: read reviews .With the current 26% discount, its regular list price of $44.40 has been reduced to $32.99.
The massive data leak showed Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca had set up offshore companies for world leaders, politicians and celebrities.GENEVA Reuters - A computer technician at the Geneva office of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak was detained several days ago on suspicion of recently removing large amounts of data, Swiss newspaper Le Temps reported on Wednesday, citing a source close to the case.Panama-based Mossack Fonseca, which specializes in setting up offshore companies, has denied wrongdoing and said it was the victim of a data hack.In a statement late on Wednesday, Mossack Fonseca said it had filed complaints in several places against people who might have been involved with breaching its data.The paper said the suspect detained in Geneva had denied any wrongdoing but was accused of theft of data, unauthorized access and breach of trust following a complaint lodged by MossackFonseca.The Geneva prosecutor s office began a criminal inquiry in early April, shortly after the leaks that revealed many offshore companies set up by lawyers and institutions in the Swiss financial center.
Ichiro had 1,278 hits in Japan and has 2,979 hits, and counting, in Major League Baseball….Guitar great Jimmy Page took the stand in the copyright suit over Led Zeppelin s Stairway to Heaven ….With all the interest in the ESPN documentary O.J.Simpson in the NFL?…And will a race between pigs predict whether Great Britain stays in the European Union?Photo: Ichiro Suzuki takes a practice swing before batting during the ninth inning of Wednesday s game between the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres, in San Diego.Suzuki hit a double in the at-bat for his 4,257th career hit.With the hit, Suzuki s combined career hits in Japan and the major leagues surpassed Pete Rose s major league record of 4,256 career hits.AP Photo/Gregory Bull Tags: European Union, Ichiro, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, NFL, O.J., O.J.Simpson, pigs
Google suggests that as of today, all APIs are final developers should be able to submit apps for release with full confidence.Today's release of OS includes the 4th Developer Preview of Android N as well as the final Android N SDK.With the Android Beta program, Android devices of several sorts not all sorts, but several , will be able to update to the newest preview version of Android this afternoon.Developers are now able to publish apps to alpha, beta, or production channels in Google Play.If you're loading this software to a Nexus 9, it'll be 251.6 MB.This update includes more functionality in multi-window support, direct replies in notifications, and a swath more.
For instance, Hicks explains, one possibility is tracking patterns of route so that, if you get into the car and start driving without setting the navigation, your Toyota can with compare time of day and previous journeys to intuit where you're probably going and automatically map out a congestion-free route."We can say, "Looks like you're going to AT stadium, do you want us to route you around traffic and prepay your parking?""The same social network might reveal when you've got married, or are going on holiday, or have had a baby."With that information, maybe we know you're an avid cyclist, so if you come in for service, we know to give you a loaner vehicle with a bike rack."Toyota Connected would only be able to see publicly-shared information - though there is, undoubtedly, scope and potential benefit to granting some degree of access to more private data, like your calendar or a contacts database with the addresses of your friends and family - and use it with the proviso that it wouldn't be selling it to marketers or anybody else."People are willing to share their data if they're going to get something that's a better value in exchange," he suggests.
Many of these life cycle-focused titles are only just now emerging.Marketers next evolution will involve learning to incorporate mobile in a way that spans the organization.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.Prior to Constant Contact, Josh worked for Staples, Inc., where he was responsible for guiding the development of Staples online advertising campaigns and sports marketing sponsorships.Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Babson College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado State University.Go ahead and swing at mobile, marketers -- even if you miss5 must-do push notification best practices for mobile marketers
The last few Netflix for iOS updates have resulted in the same outcry: where is picture-in-picture support for all the iPad owners desperate to use it?As of this update, the Netflix for iOS app sits at version 8.7.0.It appears this update was most concerned with getting that feature out to iPad users, as everything else about it is unremarkable.In addition to the new support, the update also adds some stability improvements and unspecified bug fixes throughout the app.So in addition to more convenient viewing on your iPad, you may notice the app running better overall, and any little issues you've come across may be gone.Once updated, those with applicable iPads can watch Netflix videos in a small window while the rest of the display is reserved for doing other things -- chatting, browsing the web, working on a project, etc.
Of the 110 trips with Uber cars used taximeters in 11 cases, according Taxi Association. Industry organization Taxi Association has repeatedly gone to the hard strikes against upstart Uber, which in recent years expanded rapidly in Sweden. Often it has involved allegations of tax evasion. Now, says the organization have black on white for übers drivers do not report correct income to the Tax Agency. Of the 110 surveyed Uber trips let the drivers get to use the taximeter in 99 cases, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the Taxi Association. The government's Tax Commission, which will present its conclusions in December, should inter alia consider whether the taximeter requirement shall apply without possibility of exemption.