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Update: A Snapdragon 830 processor and a VR-ready 4K screen are both likely fits for the Samsung Galaxy S8.QHD, as we have on the Samsung Galaxy S7, is more than sharp enough for using it as a phone but it's not quite up to scratch for VR, so it's likely Samsung will push the resolution up for the Samsung Galaxy S8, perhaps as high as 4K.Or maybe it will focus on making the phone thinner.Samsung Galaxy S8 camera and batterySamsung is said to be working on a new camera, which will be between 18 and 24MP and have a wide f/1.4 aperture, where the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a narrower f/1.7 one.Certainly a boost on the 4GB found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 is likely.But when you consider that many high-end Chinese phones and even fairly big name handsets like the OnePlus 2 launched for far cheaper, it's hard not to wish it was a little more affordable.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has struck a conciliatory note on the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill IP Bill in a new report, claiming that bulk data collection is not incompatible with the right to privacy.The committee, chaired by former acting Labour leader Harriet Harman, welcomed the introduction of a formal bill as a "significant step forward in human rights terms" as it would provide a clear legal basis for the powers that are already used.The IP Bill, sometimes labelled with the derogatory term 'Snoopers Charter', is intended to provide the UK Government with new abilities to legally conduct surveillance on citizens, including tracking online activity.The Government claims that the new powers will help it prevent terrorist attacks.Theresa May recently agreed to a review on the proposed bill, which will be led by the government's reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation, David Anderson.Overall the Bill has attracted significant criticism, including from the Intelligence and Security Committee, particularly over a lack of clarity in the definitions included in the text.
Tesla boss and SpaceX founder Elon Musk knows something the rest of us don t: we don t actually exist.In fact, Musk says the chances that we re not just pieces of code in a futuristic computer simulation are one in billions.There s good news though: if you ever find yourself in a hot tub with Musk, he definitely won t bring up his simulation theory because his brother won t let him.You have a digital version of yourself, a partial version of yourself online in the form of your emails, your social media, and all the things that you do.You have more power than the president of the United States had 20 years ago, Musk said.Musk is among of a small number of people who are directly helping shape the future of our civilization — whether or not that civilization exists only inside a computer — and he always has plenty of interesting and important things to say.
After making a bold adjustment to Tesla Motors outlook, saying the company could produce 500,000 cars annually by 2018, Musk now says that he says SpaceX may be able to have people on Mars by 2025.More specifically, he expects to launch a manned mission to Mars in 2024, which would arrive in 2025.He made the comments at Vox Media s Code Conference.But SpaceX has also managed to land several of its rockets, and it hopes to re-use those rockets in the next few months, he said.This will be a very big rocket.Musk said that in September this year, he s going to present the architecture for Mars colonization, and what it would require in order to transport a large number of people and a large amount of hardware to Mars.
Tinder users in the U.S. have been enjoying the company s Swipe the Vote initiative, where they can learn more about the 2016 presidential candidates and the important issues gripping the country.Edition wants to help people understand the European Union referendum, and the whole Brexit — a combination of the words Britain and exit — phenomenon.Once you finish the survey and find out if your knowledge is that of a commoner or king, you can share your results, learn more about the issues, and seamlessly register to vote.Tinder s original Swipe the Vote feature for U.S. users allowed people to swipe left or right on popular issues of the day — the results would match people with relevant presidential candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders.It also allowed people to register to vote for the fall presidential election, thanks to a partnership with Rock the Vote.Edition comes days ahead of the voter registration deadline on June 7, so be sure to take part if you haven t registered yet.
The research, which encompassed some 1,850 customers across North America, Europe and Asia, found that 92% were using SSDs now, but the number reporting failures had grown.Almost four in 10 – 38% of respondents – said they had encountered a failure with an SSD.With hard drives, a bad motor or scratch in the platter can cause failure.Because there are no moving parts in SSDs, general electric failure or wear levelling failure are more common."Error evidenceEarlier this year, research from Google found that compared to hard disks, SSDs had a significantly lower replacement rate, but on the other hand, they also experienced a considerably higher rate of uncorrectable errors.SSHD adoption is now at 23%, although helium drives are still only at 3% in terms of their global uptake.
ARM-based chips dominate smartphone and tablets, but the new chips from Cavium and Marvell show the processors are maturing quickly for use in servers.But ARM server chips are becoming more competitive with support for DDR4 memory and the latest I/O and networking technologies.Despite struggling for years, ARM server chip makers are holding on to create alternatives for Intel's Xeon chips, while hoping the market for their products becomes viable.In a research note issued Tuesday, IDC said ARM server chip makers will start gaining traction next year.Marvell's new Armada 7000 and 8000 family of ARM-based chips don't provide the high levels of performance delivered by Cavium's ThunderX2, but they are aimed at smaller home office deployments.Marvell did not respond to comment on shipment dates.
Yet, it was an eight-year-old Indian gaming developer who wowed him with his vision of balancing technology and environmental sustainability.Mumbai-based student, Medansh Mehta, presented his app Let There Be Light during a meeting between Nadella and student developers from India.The boy left Nadella so impressed that the Microsoft CEO later mentioned him in a keynote speech.His game Let there be light focuses on balancing development and the environment.Players have to build cities by creating factories and farms, but also focus on the environment and air quality.You are already ambitious beyond being the next CEO, Nadella replied.
The results indicate that users enjoy a more flexible experience when buying features inside an app rather than paying for an app that may not have all the features they want.Consumers spent an average of $9.20 on in-app purchases, compared to $7.40 for purchasing mobile apps.Those ages 35 to 44 had an even split between the two spending categories.The overwhelming majority of app revenue comes from gaming apps, which accounted for 85% of the $34.8 billion global app market in 2015, according to App Annie.Over the past eight years, developers have flocked to create mobile games as smartphones became a mainstream consumer device.While mobile gaming apps using an up-front paid downloading model, wherein consumers paid a typically nominal fee to download an app, flourished in the early days of mobile gaming, the deluge of apps led to a change in monetization strategy.More apps started using the free-to-play F2P model, wherein a consumer can download an app for free, and is then later monetized either via in-app purchases or in-app advertising.Since that transition, most consumers have been conditioned to expect quality mobile gaming apps for little or no cost.Jessica Smith, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on mobile gaming that examines how the mobile gaming market has been affected by the transition to F2P monetization.It also takes a close look at how saturation in the mobile gaming category, combined with the standard F2P model, has led to numerous issues for developers, including spiking marketing costs, the premium on acquiring users who will spend heavily within a game called whales , and the impact that it's having on mobile gamers who do not spend in-app.This has resulted in game mechanics that optimize the amount of money being spent by this small user group, which can often alienate the large swath of users who do not spend money in-app.There are numerous new solutions coming to market that offer developers and publishing houses a diverse selection of monetization models which combine in-app purchases with other methods.In full, the report:Sizes up the current mobile gaming app market and its future growth trajectory.Examines the role of free-to-play F2P games in the greater mobile gaming ecosystem.Identifies the major threats and opportunities inherent in the current mobile gaming market and in peripheral markets such as marketing.Explains the current monetization conundrum wherein the vast majority of revenue comes abysmally small segments of mobile gamers.Presents new approaches and solutions that can help mobile gaming apps monetize without alienating swaths of mobile gamers.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
Suomen lippu on nyt todella kilpailukykyinen.Tonnistoverouudistus muutama vuosi sitten on iskenyt kultasuoneen – jos lainlaatija halusi, että Suomessa operoivat varustamot ajaisivat laivojaan kotimaan lipun alla.Suomen alusrekisterissä on jo yli 700 varsinaista kauppalaivaa, noin 1,7 miljoonaa bruttotonnia, eikä Suomen lipun vetovoima näytä laantuvan.Suomen Varustamot ry:n toimitusjohtaja Olof Widén kertoo selkeän esimerkin Suomen tonnistoverotuksen kilpailukyvystä.Kaikki uudislaivat on pantu suoraan Suomen lipun alle.Ainakin siksi, että kansainvälisen merenkulkujärjestön IMO:n päätöksissä niillä on eniten äänivaltaa, keillä on eniten laivoja.
Ticket sales have started well, as the Indians are crazy movie people regardless of age or social class. "Indians are spontaneous crowd, but the tickets are purchased in advance already so much that I would guess tonight's show to be sold out," said delhiläisen PVR - cinema chain, ticket vendor Vinod. The film was well done, was an attack on the pigs' of your favorite island, it made me laugh out loud, "Diviya said. Delhiläisen Rakhine view, four years old Andy - boy is too young to play the game, but the film was, in his opinion worthy of a child. Also, many Indian companies have jumped bird wing. Angry birds also have received a lot of copying, the roadside vendors sell a lot of goods decorated with a variety of the most familiar figures on which hardly Rovio bin hundred rupees.
The IT distie titan reported group sales of $6bn, up one per cent year-on-year for Q1 ended 30 April; revenues in the Americas and Europe were up two and one per cent respectively to $2.4bn and $3.6bn.The Americas pursued the right mix of business, gained select market share and deselected less profitable business .The exec said the US team has moved technical and field sales folk to higher growth areas of cloud, supply chain and unspecified services.Tech Data's growth in Europe during recent quarter was in the mid-single digit range, so the latest numbers represent a slowdown.Operating expenses jumped to $246m from $209m but this was almost entirely related to a $38.5m settlement from LCD vendors for price fixing that was paid to Tech Data in Q1 of fiscal 15.This caused a drop in operating profits, which slipped to $52.5m from $81.9m.
MinusRelativt låg känslighet gör att du bör ha en kraftig förstärkare för att högtalarna ska visa sig från sin bästa sida.Without further ado fick Jones i uppgift att konstruera en splitter ny högtalarserie på en extra plånboksvänlig nivå.Den något mörkare klangkaraktären i Debut B5 kan påminna en smula om en del Pioneer-högtalare som samme mr. Jones har haft med att göra.Foto: ElacEntusiasm och spelglädjeVid det här laget skulle jag i normala fall ha varit ganska så nöjd över en högtalare i den här prisklassen och kunde ha avslutat testet här och nu.Men jag blev nyfiken och ville höra mer.Som fan av allt inom hårtslående, bastung musik – såväl metal, techno och house som nyare elektronisk musik och rap/R – uppskattar jag högtalare som kan spela högt och rent, och återge elbas, synth och så vidare med ordentlig dynamik.
But could there be a fifth force still waiting to be discovered?Nature News reports that a team of physicists led by Attila Krasznahorkay of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences published a rather provocative paper late last year in Physical Review Letters pre-print version available here claiming that a strange radioactive decay anomaly is indicative of an unknown fundamental force.Speculation about this elusive fifth force has existed for years, partly driven by the inability of the standard model of particle physics to explain dark matter — a hypothetical form of matter that comprises a huge portion of the mass and energy in the observable universe.When the protons smashed against the lithium at the precise angle of 140 degrees, more electrons and positrons poured out than expected.As the Nature News article points out, there s a decent mix of scepticism and excitement about the experimental results.Researchers at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and other groups in the United States and Europe are now working on the problem, and expect to confirm or invalidate the Hungarian experimental results in about a year.
The app is designed to help both photographers who already shoot Kodak film as well as those new to film photography.As detailed by The Phoblographer, it offers descriptions and sample images of various Kodak film types and formats, including recommendations on what film is best for a given situation.It is also useful for traveling, providing information on nearby retailers that stock Kodak film and photo labs where it can be developed.But instant film is much less involved than 35mm or medium format, and that s where the Kodak Professional Film App hopes to help.Kodak s slow demise is often blamed on the company s failure to adapt to changing technology.Kodak Alaris hopes to keep the heart of the Kodak brand alive by continuing to support its film business, and the Kodak Professional Film App looks like a step in the right direction.
Jennifer BakerAs expected, the European Commission has nixed plans to impose blanket rules on Web-based platforms as part of its Digital Single Market plans—but Netflix, Amazon, and other on-demand video providers will face movie and TV quotas and a tax to help fund EU productions.Vice president Andrus Ansip said that rather than onerous regulation, problems will be addressed individually as they arise by sector.European TV broadcasters currently invest around 20 percent of their revenues in original content, but on-demand providers pump less than one percent into such productions, according to the commission.Rules banning hate speech have additionally been extended to video sharing platforms and downloadable content.Elsewhere, the commission has set out plans to increase price transparency and regulatory oversight of cross-border parcel delivery services.Finally, the commission laid out a proposed revision of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation to give more powers to national enforcement authorities.
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The UK government has agreed to an independent review of so called bulk collection — aka mass surveillance — powers in proposed new surveillance legislation, one of the most controversial elements of the Investigatory Powers bill which is currently before parliament.A further provision relating to state hacking capabilities set out in a Code of Practice associated with the draft bill notes that communications service providers may be required to maintain a technical capability to enable their users data to be intercepted — including having user data harvested in bulk — a scenario that human rights group Privacy International described to TechCrunch as the worst form of backdoor .Burnham said substantial changes were needed before the party would consider supporting the bill.Liberty for example, which is challenging the legality of bulk collection/mass interception in the European Court of Human Rights, criticized the earlier report for offering only six Agency case studies as justification for bulk collection — arguing that this vague and limited information was not substantial enough to assess security outcomes had other more targeted surveillance methods been used.Since his prior report, multiple parliamentary committees have scrutinized the draft bill and been critical of its overly broad powers, a lack of clarity and not enough privacy safeguards.Update: Burnham s spokesman has now confirmed the review will not include ISCs but only focus on capabilities badged as bulk in the bill.
Microsoft, always up to some kind of side project or another, has released an app that brings news tailored directly to your work and interests.Using a news-gathering bot called Rowe, "your personal news agent," News Pro aggregates articles across a variety of sites and brings you ones it thinks you'll find relevant.Users can also sign in using LinkedIn and Facebook to boost the agent's scope, bringing you articles outside your usual interests that you may also like, as well as allow for discussion of the day's news with your colleagues.News Pro is the latest project to come out of Microsoft Garage - a division of the software giant devoted to eclectic creations such as a customizable one-handed keyboard and facial recognition software for dogs.iOS owners can get their hands on News Pro today from the App Store.With luck, the News Pro bot won't go the way of Microsoft's ill-fated Tay - an AI millennial with a Twitter account that users turned into a racist within 24 hours.
But it will be both difficult to implement, and "completely useless", according to the procurer Swedish Grid. Last winter, the government decided to extend the power reserve from 2020 to 2025, as the country's power situation is believed to deteriorate during a transitional period. Recently, a decision was also the power reserve should consist of renewably generated electricity - not, as today, the old coal and oil-fired condensing power plants that are triggered when necessary. It falls on the Swedish Kraftnät of environmental requirements in the contract. But according to Swedish Kraftnät will be difficult to find renewable electricity to meet the requirements necessary to switch on a effektreservs durability and accessibility. In a referral from last summer, when the government first proposed that the power reserve extension, writes the Director General Mikael Odenberg that "environmental requirements that prevent the procurement of condensing power would defeat the purpose effektreservens.
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