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The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that they will investigate what role Tesla s autopilot feature had in a fatal crash in 2015.The agency said the crash calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash.In a statement, Tesla said that this crash was the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.Tesla explained the crash, blaming a brightly lit sky.Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied.The high ride height of the trailer combined with its positioning across the road and the extremely rare circumstances of the impact caused the Model S to pass under the trailer, with the bottom of the trailer impacting the windshield of the Model S. Had the Model S impacted the front or rear of the trailer, even at high speed, its advanced crash safety system would likely have prevented serious injury as it has in numerous other similar incidents.
Otto and Kukkonen Jarmo Nieminen Finnish development company DEVCO Partners bought Vexve says Jarmo Nieminen's share capital owned Partnosilta. After the transaction, Nieminen will continue Vexve board, but take over the chairmanship of the Board Sari Baldauf. So far, the company's acting. President and CEO of DevCon founder partner Otto Kukkonen. Vexve employs approximately 160 people and exports products made Sastamalan and Laitila mills each year more than 30 countries. Vexve is so rank, the culturally than the global market asemaltaankin exceptionally strong Finnish company, and it is great to be able to develop it further, together with committed employees.
Never, mind, we're here nowXiaomi was expected to be the biggest arrival into the European phone market this year, but ZTE may have just grabbed the laurels.While Xiaomi is entangled with IP worries, delaying a European push, ZTE has steamed in with an attractive Android flagship, the Axon 7 - launched this week in Paris this week - one that you can order from Amazon right away.The Axon 7 shows how much has improved across the board, particularly in design.ZTE poached Huawei s design chief Hagen Fendler a couple of years ago, and has eight departments with 400 designers worldwide, including in Munich.Rather sooner than Huawei, ZTE realised that Chinese skins feel odd to European and North American consumers, so it goes with close-to-stock Android.
The cybercrooks behind ransomware Dridex and Locky have started distributing a new file-scrambling software nasty dubbed Bart.This precursor malware is distributed as script code in email attachments, says security firm Proofpoint."If opened, these attachments download and install the intermediary loader RockLoader previously discovered by Proofpoint and used with Locky , which in turn downloads the new ransomware called 'Bart'."Prior to creating documents explaining how to pay the ransom and unscramble the encrypted files, the malware determines the user's system language."This first campaign appears to largely be targeting US interests but, given the global nature of Locky and Dridex targeting and the available translations for the recovery files, it is unlikely that Bart will remain this localized," according to Proofpoint.More details of the threat – including screenshots – can be found in a blog post here.
Israeli Ben-Gurion University's David Livshits, as well as the German Telekom Innovation Laboratories Aleksandra Mikitjuk reported findings to Google on May 24, or just over a month ago, but the Web giant has not yet corrected the fault. Error Chrome is located and used by the Google-owned Widevine EME / CDM technique, which uses a browser to decrypt the streaming video. Researchers illustrate the vulnerability of the activity at the end of the story in the video proof. According to researchers, the bug is quite simple. A Google representative commented on the matter saying the company investigating the vulnerability. He added that it deals not only with all Chrome browsers based on open Chromium code.
Three hackers have found eight holes in Uber that could allow fake drivers to be created and user email addresses reveal, and found more than 1000 of valid coupon codes including one giving drivers $100 extra in fare rides.The team of Vitor Oliveira @r0t1v , Fábio Pires @fabiopirespt , and Filipe Reis @fjreis of Portugal-based consultancy Integrity described six of the since patched flaws.They kept details of the remaining holes under wraps until Uber issues fixes."After a couple of hours, we found out two open redirects that we reported right away," the hackers say.They abused the Uber help section to find user email addresses, peered into requests during fare splits to find a passenger's picture, UUID, and phone number, and find driver and passenger trip details including the full directions of fares which can be plotted on a map.Of those, the most valuable was a $100 Emergency Ride Home code that if applied would hand drivers a further $100 on top of regular fares.
Startling new images reveal the terrible conditions in Hong Kong s junkyards, where workers risk their health and safety to break down heaps of illegally imported electronic waste.A report published Monday by HK01, a Hong Kong newspaper and online publication that promotes social change, says the region s loose border control enables discarded electronic materials to enter under the bogus labels of housing or rubber waste.HK01 s photos, shared with The Huffington Post, show workers sorting through piles of waste, which can often contain toxic materials like mercury and lead.They take advantage of the fact that the U.S. is the only developed country in the world that has failed to ratify the Basel Convention, which requires getting permission from importing countries before you send them toxic wastes such as old electronic devices, Jim Puckett, head of BAN, told HuffPost on Friday.Breaking down e-waste can be harmful to a person s health, not to mention the environment.Once the waste is in China, it s being broken down in primitive operations that release toxic metals like mercury — which not only can immediately poison workers, but some of it will find its way back to us as air pollution in the upper atmosphere and then rain down on our lakes and rivers, Puckett told HuffPost.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Gay Pride month has taken on a whole new meaning as people from all walks of life want to show support for the LGBT community.With that in mind, IBM's diversity chief Lindsay-Rae McIntyre just posted a blog that spells out all the ways that IBM is standing up for its LGBT workers in the US and around the world.It has become increasingly common for large tech companies to use their weight and power to take a stand on social issues that could negatively impact their employees.Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been, perhaps, the most vocal, at times threatening governors that Salesforce would decrease investment in their states if legislation that discriminates against LGBT people is passed.But IBM wants you to know that it's using its enormous clout to do the same within the US and beyond.IBM's list of supportive things range from the obvious allowing gay employees to publicly identify themselves as gay in the personnel site and elsewhere to a new global program that showcases LGBT employees as role models in growth countries like Brazil, Greece, Israel, the Czech Republic, China, Japan, Mexico and India.In addition, IBM insurance covers sex reassignment surgery in the US, and it recently added Canada.The group supports federal anti-discrimination legislation.Here's the full IBM blog post:IBM Stands Strong with its LGBT EmployeesLGBT Pride Month is an opportunity for all of us to pause and consider that while progress has been made to afford equal rights to all, we still have much more work to do.IBM will continue to be a leading voice in the push for diversity and inclusion in our communities.Our policy of inclusion goes beyond employment practices and protections and celebrates the diversity of our workforce.Donnell joined IBM UK as an intern, finished his university studies and is now a Program Manager for one of IBM s Global Leadership Development Programs in Armonk, N.Y. At 24, he s already worked for IBM on global programs on three continents.As part of our global efforts, we have worked to ensure that LGBT IBMers in every U.S. state are afforded the same rights as their colleagues.When proposed government action has been in fundamental conflict with our values, we ve engaged with government officials directly and publicly to make our views known, opposing various state laws and executive actions.In rescinding his state s discriminatory religious freedom order in April, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards recognized IBM s leadership on this issue, saying, It does nothing but divide our state and force the business community, from Louisiana s smallest businesses to large corporations like IBM, to strongly oppose it.Over the next few years, we expect to introduce the sex reassignment surgery benefit in other countries where local laws, medical practices and facilities support the treatment.In addition to existing countries, we have recently added medical and leave benefits for same-gender partners of employees in Greece, Chile, the Philippines, Italy and Japan.
Palette köper del av medtech-bolagDet svenska mjukvaruföretaget Palette, som jobbar med processen från inköp till betalning, köper affärsområdet Business Solutions från medtech-bolaget KIBI.Systemet är öppet och kan knytas ihop med andra system, vilket gör det både enklare och billigare att implementera för kunden, säger Apsis vd Anders Frankel till nyhetstjänsten Rapidus.Region Kalmar vill ha mer TeliaTelia har förlängt sitt avtal med Region Kalmar, som innefattar elva kommuner, kommunala bolag, landsting och regionförbund.Hela lösningen ska kännetecknas av hög tillgänglighet, robusthet, säkra robusta tjänster för telefoni och datakommunikation och användarvänlighet.Stiftelsen säger att det här är startpunkten i att stödja nystartade svenska internetbolag.Inrego har Work for youWork for you, som är en av landets större privata aktörer inom arbetsmarknadstjänster, väljer att köpa it som tjänst från Inrego.
The economic powerhouse agreed to supply at least 20 percent of its energy consumption with non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.We were interested in grid-integrated wind energy potential and the impact of adjusting grid operations to allow wind to substitute more readily for coal when wind is available.When we consider where to farm a resource, we intuitively think its best to head where that resource is richest.When wind farms are developed in remote and windy areas, far away from energy grids, the cost of transmission and spillage – or an overabundance of a resource that can compromise the price of other forms of energy – becomes greater than if the wind farms were developed near energy grids in less windy areas.Under existing grid and generation expansion plans, China can integrate more wind nearby demand centers because of the cost required to build transmission, the limited capacity of these lines to deliver a large amount of simultaneous wind, and the more flexible generation mixes in the east compared to distant regions, MIT graduate student and co-author Michael R. Davidson told Digital Trends.said Karplus A djusting grid operations through further reforms…poses a major challenge but has great potential to improve outcomes for wind.
Despite getting a bad rap over the years for their juvenile behavior and contentious opinions, the popular link-sharing site s contributors should be saluted for bringing a law-breaking graffiti artist to justice.Casey Nocket, who pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts based on her defiling of rock formations in seven national parks, is now banned from 524 million acres of public land — that totals a whopping 20 percent of the U.S., in case you were wondering.And it s all thanks to the efforts of a group of Reddit users who helped to track her down using social media and reported her to the National Parks Service.He later edited his post to implore the contributors to not take matters into their own hands, and to respect Nocket s right to due process.On June 13, Nocket was issued the aforementioned ban from public land administered by the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.When there are acts of destruction and you make them known at large through social media, that is a powerful tool of investigation, he said.
It's not always easy to keep house plants alive.Most are self-effacing by nature — they're background decorations.Spend a few days at a business trip and oops, your basil or cilantro is gone.Fortunately for you cold-blooded plant killers out there, a new product can stop you from claiming more victims.The Calla, which is currently being funded on Kickstarter, is completely idiot proof.Using hydroponic technology and automated LED lighting, the planter will keep herbs or flowers fresh and healthy, with hardly any maintenance.View As: One PageSlides
GIFIf you ve ever built your own potato gun, you probably don t think twice about the explosions that launch the projectile—mostly because they re hidden within it.But SmarterEveryDay s Destin built his potato cannon out of clear plastic so when filmed with a high-speed camera at 20,000 frames per second, the explosions are revealed.And they re terrifying.The next time you re playing with a potato gun you might want to think twice about holding it with your bare hands.However, this experiment wasn t only about sobering eye candy.Dustin discovered that where the fuel and oxygen mix inside the tube is ignited—either at one end or the middle—can greatly affect the power at which it launches a potato, and in turn, how much fun you can have with it.
Some of its big lessons happened only months ago.Eat your own dog food Who: Paul Maritz of MicrosoftWhat: This colorful colloquialism describes the idea that a company should be the biggest user and proponent its own products or services.To familiarize Europeans with the then-foreign flower, he penned an easy-to-repeat poem that eventually spurred Tulipmania —some bulbs sold for what would be several million dollars today.What: The founder of Hershey s had a simple marketing philosophy: As long as consumers saw the high quality of Hershey s chocolate, the product would practically sell itself.
Blomfield says the £15-20 million figure has been agreed with the regulator as a condition of having its restrictions lifted.'They're looking for breadth and depth' BI heard from two sources close to Mondo that Britain's financial watchdog- the Financial Conduct Authority FCA - has been querying Blomfield's role as CEO given his lack of banking experience and could ask him to take a less prominent role in the startup bank."The feedback we have had so far - they asked me to appoint a deputy CEO.Prior to cofounding Mondo Blomfield cofounded direct debit startup GoCardless.However, unlike its rivals, Mondo is yet to be fully licensed by the Bank of England, meaning that at the moment it is only able to issue pre-paid cards that have money loaded onto them through the app rather than debit cards.The startup revealed last week that it is having to change its name over a trademark dispute.SEE ALSO: A Lloyds exec got asked about a rumour it is going to buy startup bank MondoDON'T MISS: 'Hopefully we won't be Banky McBankface': Startup bank Mondo is letting customers change its nameNEXT UP: App-only bank Mondo raised £1 million on Crowdcube in just 96 secondsNOW WATCH: Don't walk into an interview at Goldman Sachs without doing this firstLoading video...
De som blir kvar kanske får nya eller fler arbetsuppgifter, säger arbets- och organisationspsykologen Johnny Hellgren.Hur ledningen kommunicerar kring sina planer kan ha stor inverkan på hur beskedet tas emot , säger Johnny Hellgren, docent i arbets- och organisationspsykologi på Stockholms universitet.När arbetsgivaren verkligen har bestämt sig för att minska personalstyrkan bör beslutet genomföras så fort som möjligt, anser Johnny Hellgren.Även de så kallade överlevarna, de som blir kvar efter neddragningen, kommer att påverkas av ovissheten och må sämre, producera mindre och bli sjukskrivna.– Du förlorar mer på personalens negativa reaktion än vad du har att vinna om det sedan visar sig att neddragningen inte blir så stor.Nyligen riktade skyddsombud från tre fackförbund kritik mot bristen på stödåtgärder, exempelvis krisinsatser från företagshälsovård, till personal som varslats från Findus fabrik i Bjuv i Skåne.
The Guardian discovered a wave of overseas traders were using Amazon UK to warehouse and sell a wide range of goods.Photograph: AlamyAmazon is quietly rooting out many of its Chinese traders who do not hold UK VAT numbers in an effort to protect itself from a welter of tax evasion inquiries later this year when new HMRC powers come into force, the Guardian has learned.It is understood to have contacted many Chinese sellers, giving them until the end of the month to provide their VAT numbers.While much attention has been paid in recent years to how Amazon, Apple, Google and other tech groups have arranged their affairs internationally so as to avoid corporation tax, the loss to the UK public purse from the hordes of overseas sellers who have found ways to sell online in the UK without charging VAT may be far greater.The chancellor said these measures would help curb the abuse and restore £875m in tax receipts over the next four years.That decision remains controversial because, under the EU s ecommerce directive, online sellers are required to make their VAT numbers easily, directly and permanently accessible to customers.
The bill, HR5525 or the End Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2016, threatens to prohibit the FCC paying out subsidies to mobile phone carriers who offer discounted mobile phone service for low-income customers.The program, which was launched under the Reagan administration in 1985, was designed to give low-income households access to emergency services by eliminating the hurdle of high phone bills.HR5525, introduced by Representative Austin Scott R-GA , would cut the program by prohibiting the FCC from using its Universal Service Fund to pay out subsidies to mobile phone providers to help cover the costs of the discounted phone service.This is not the first time Scott has moved to kill mobile phone service for the poor.Among those opposing the current iteration of the bill is mobile industry lobbying group CTIA – The Wireless Company, which argues in a letter to Congressional leaders that the bill "ignores America's inexorable shift away from wireline and toward wireless service, and the reality that many of those the Lifeline program aims to help, like the homeless, simply cannot be served with wireline connections.""While CTIA appreciates the interest some have in limiting the size of the Lifeline program, capping the Lifeline program may be counterproductive to encouraging low-income consumers to adopt communications services that are essential to participation in today's economy."
Similar to recent issues for TeamViewer, another remote computer sharing software, GoToMyPC s parent company Citrix believes that the root of the unauthorized access by attackers is due to a password dump.Citrix can confirm the recent incident was a password re-use attack, where attackers used usernames and passwords leaked from other websites to access the accounts of GoToMyPC users, said the company in a statement to users, which also came with advice on coming up with a stronger password and encourages everyone to use two-factor authentication.All affected accounts have been issued the mandatory password reset.It s a fair bet that whoever perpetrated this attack had help from huge email and password lists recently leaked online from older breaches at LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr to name a few, said security expert Brian Krebs.Software like TeamViewer and GoToMyPC allow remote access to your computer, and reusing a password that s ultimately compromised can be a detriment to your whole system and other online accounts.Users have been warned for years not to re-use passwords, but with the recent deluge of online data dumps, they re being used for attacks on a much larger scale than is typical.
The ongoing fight between regulators and on-demand giants Uber and Airbnb just took a new twist.A group of mayors from 10 cities across the world have joined together and resolved to write one unified book of rules dictating how on-demand platforms should operate in their jurisdictions, Bloomberg reported.The mayors, who hail from cities including New York, Paris, Seoul, Athens, Barcelona and Toronto, met for the first time in Amsterdam last month, and may have a set of rules ready by October, according to Bloomberg.Sparks have been flying in recent months between these companies and the cities that try to regulate them.Home-sharing site Airbnb and car-hailing app Uber have become massively popular almost overnight, and local laws have struggled to keep up amid claims that Airbnb is driving up rent prices, or that Uber is putting taxi drivers out of business.Uber and Lyft recently shut down operations in Austin after the city required drivers to undergo fingerprint background checks, and Uber has threatened to pull out of Houston for the same reason.Tension is mounting in the Bay Area as well.In San Francisco, which requires Airbnb landlords to register with the city, approved tougher rules earlier this month — now Airbnb will face fines if it posts listings for landlords that haven t complied.This means focusing regulations on genuine public-interest objectives  —  like data-driven safety and consumer protection initiatives — without making it too difficult for people who want to work flexibly from doing so.Photo: Foot traffic streams past Uber offices on Market Street in San Francisco in 2014.
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