Microsoft has a saying in its Xbox division: "Gaming for Everyone."Now, it's pushing harder to follow through.The gaming giant is planning to create "new content moderation experiences" for its Xbox Live gaming social network by year's end.Microsoft didn't offer examples, but the new tools could include filters to scrub words you personally find offensive from chats with other players."We believe in equipping you with the tools to customize your gaming experience fit for your personal comfort level."The move is just the latest in Microsoft's efforts to encourage better behavior among the 63 million people who use its Xbox Live social gaming network.
Thank goodness we have elevated the status and stature of human resources again after years of relegating the practice to second class citizenship.Today’s chief talent officers are savvy about hiring.They are more focused on development, nurturing, mentoring, championing and, ergo, retaining talent.For those seeking employment, transitional moves or internal shifts, it is equally important to know what today’s talent leads are challenged to deliver.You, prospective talent, must be better prepared to help.Please note, there are varying level of preparedness.
I find it hard to see any winners, " says Daniel Djurberg, telekomanalytiker at Handelsbanken.the Decision applies to certain supplies of hard - and software and was announced after US president, Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency telecommunications directed at chinese companies.According to unconfirmed sources, the stop is mean that Huawei is isolated from the operating system Android, which, according to Daniel Djurberg, would be immediately devastating for föreget which is the world's second largest manufacturer of smart phones.Even the popular services and apps that the Google Play Store and Gmail is reported to disappear from the upcoming Huaweimodeller– It is the fastest growing phone manufacturer in the world with around 150 million phones in volume and very strong models even in the premium segment.If you no longer have a global operating system and access to the Google Play Stores huge range so they lose their relevance.
Meat, fire and smoke, are all essential to good barbecue.Together they can combine to conjure food that's outrageously delicious and addictive.That said, I know of one product that makes the process much easier, and that's a backyard cooker called the Traeger Timberline 850.Seriously, words can't do this grill justice when it comes to the results.Alas, it certainly does .Pellet cookers typically cost more than gas grills, but Traeger takes things to another level.
Garmin has a new GPS navigation device, and while smartphones may have taken over in-car directions, the Garmin Overlander aims to prove that standalone still has its place.Targeting the overlanding community, the eponymous all-in-one navigator includes not only road mapping and directions but topographical mapping, too.So, whereas Google Maps or your car’s in-built navigation system might give up when you get off the regular roadways and paths, Garmin’s Overlander promises to keep on kicking.It supports off-grid guidance of public land boundaries, 4×4 roads for North and South America, along with points-of-interest specifically catering to overlanding enthusiasts.There’s also Ultimate Public Campgrounds data, with information on camping locations along with hunting and fishing spots.Since they’re stored locally, the Overlander doesn’t require a data connection in order to serve them up.
The growth of the smartphone has all but stalled the once popular budget camera category, but the superzoom category continues to show signs of life thanks to optics that can’t fit in a phone.At about $330, the Nikon Coolpix B600 falls easily into the budget category, but brings with it a 60x zoom lens.It’s easy to find a great camera when you have thousands of dollars to spend, so we can forgive the B600 for cutting corners to hit its low price.The grip of the Nikon B600 says DSLR, but the controls say point-and-shoot.The lens barrel is substantial — a pocketable camera this is not — but the body itself is rather thin for this style of superzoom.There’s a mode dial on the top, zoom toggle around the shutter button, and a spattering of buttons on the back, keeping everything within easy reach of your right hand.
The Fortnite week two challenges are now available as part of this neon-themed season nine.There are a fair number of challenges this week, but there is really only one that is actually challenging and fun.In this guide, we are going to cover that specific challenge, but first, let’s go over all of the challenges that are available this week in Battle Royale.Fortnite season 9, week 2 challengesLike always, there are seven new challenges in this second week of season nine, including three that are available to everyone and four challenges that are exclusive to battle pass owners.Visit an oversized phone, big piano, and giant dancing fish challenge explained
“People are looking for products or services to make things easier and AI might be able to help.”Microsoft has granted seven startups and organisations funding for their work on projects that use AI to improve the lives of people with disabilities.One UK group joins the AI for Accessibility project, with Birmingham City University (BCU) researchers joining the intake.Mary Bellard, Microsoft senior accessibility architect commented: “What stands out the most about this round of grantees is how so many of them are taking standard AI capabilities, like a chatbot or data collection, and truly revolutionizing the value of technology in typical scenarios for a person with a disability like finding a job, being able to use a computer mouse or anticipating a seizure.”Among those awarded: Birmingham City University researchers, who are creating a platform on which people with physical impairments can use voice commands and gaze or eye movements to undertake web development and computer programming tasks.One of the key goals of the project is to replace the functionality of a mouse and keyboard with eye-tracking software that allows the user to select a particular line of code by just looking at it.
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US Air Force har genomfört ett lyckat test av en potentiellt revolutionerande teknik: ett lasersystem för att skjuta ner missiler.I framtiden skulle stridsflyg kunna eliminera hotet från missiler med hjälp av laserteknik.Det är åtminstone vad det amerikanska flygvapnet hoppas på.Nu är US Air Force också ett steg närmare det målet, rapporterar Engadget.I försök på det militära testområdet White Sands Missile Range har man lyckats skjuta ner flera missiler med hjälp av det i dag markbaserade SHIELD, Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator.Detta ska vara ett bevis för att tekniken ska kunna klara det som krävs.
Tibet's high mountains, was once of a different human species which was perhaps even better adapted for the thin air.in 1980, found a buddhist monk to a part of a lower jaw In Baishia Karst cave located 3 280 metres above sea level on the tibetan plateau.Now scientists have found that it is the first track of the denisovamänniskan outside of the original site in Russia.the in Denisovagrottan in southern Siberia was the first track that was found of the previously unknown human species that lived alongside, and in addition scored offspring with the neanderthals.2010 was reconstructed dna from the nucleus of the cell in the fingerbenet and are to be found traces primarily of people in Asia, Australia and the islands between New Guinea and Fiji.Among other things, have the tibetans inherited a genetic variation of the denisovans as do the people in the region better adapted to survive at high altitude.
Central banks in Canada and Singapore claim to have successfully completed a cross-border payment using distributed ledger technology.The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced earlier today that it has successfully settled an international payment with The Bank of Canada, in what it refers to as “Project Jasper-Ubin.”The project’s technology was developed with assistance from management consulting firm Accenture and American bank JP Morgan.The announcement didn’t disclose the total value of the transaction.Both banks have been experimenting with their own proprietary digital coins and distributed ledgers which they linked up using what it calls “hashed time-locked contracts,” the announcement reads.Put otherwise, these contracts ensure all payments happen at the right time and in the correct order.
Throughout history, women in STEM have contributed massively to build the world as we know it today — from Rosalind Franklin, a chemist whose research helped reveal the components of DNA, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.— Search, Human, Equalizer — transforms the way we search by removing bias and putting the spotlight on pivotal women.Current search results reflect cultural stereotypes and human bias, distorting women’s achievements and potential, further perpetuating the societal problem.The search engine understands a query, determines the relevance, and then presents results.operates on the search backend, filtering and repositioning results to yield more accurate representations.installed, three female engineers appear in the first 10 images.
In an age where a small number of tech giants own huge swathes of social media and digital services (Google, Apple, Facebook, and the like), even a single conference event from one such company can have wide repercussions for the way we consume media day to day.We’ve run through everything from the conference that looks set to shape the industry – or, at least, Facebook’s share of it – in the year ahead.Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S coming in MayThe social media giant has bet big on VR as the next big computing platform, and Oculus’s range of VR headsets is how Facebook plans to do that.The standalone Oculus Quest headset (with built-in movement tracking) and PC-tethered Oculus Rift S will both be landing on May 21, both for the price of $399 / £399 (around AU$730).Facebook’s Messenger app will be getting dedicated desktop apps for PC and Mac.
In North Africa, a blogger who spoke out about human rights is brought up on defamation charges.In South Asia, a journalist is on trial for sedition and defamation, while another in Europe faces charges of terrorism.And a more fundamental question: Can technology help?“In a lot of courtrooms around the world, they still put defendants literally in cages,” explained David Pressman, executive director of the Clooney Foundation.He also spent three years as United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and at one time served as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.Through the program, a small group of trial lawyers and activists are trained to report on legal proceedings, boiling a trial down to a series of facts that can be easily recorded and ultimately compared.
Code found in official NVIDIA SHIELD Experience software showed a few clues that lead us to believe NVIDIA’s making something special.Like a hybrid of all the NVIDIA SHIELD devices of past years, in comes Mystique.NVIDIA created the longest-lasting, still active, still currently seeing updates NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV.They also made a couple NVIDIA SHIELD tablets with Android, and an NVIDIA SHIELD “handheld”.They’d make sure their NVIDIA-laden PC was up and running in one room, then play games (mirrored over a network) in another room – or anywhere else that had a web connection.Code first discovered by XDA Developers in NVIDIA SHIELD Experience software shows a device codenamed Mystique.
Virgin Trains has submitted some ideas to the government on how the futures of all our trains might be better organised, ideas which it says are all about improving the services.Services that Virgin probably won't be providing any more.Big Idea One is to open a national ticketing service that guarantees everyone a seat on their chosen long distance train trip, ending the misery of overcrowding and chancing it and having to sit of the floor by the toilets for four and a half hours like someone who's stealing a journey.Big Idea Two is even more of a systemic wrench, as it suggests binning the current franchise system and instead having the rail operators bid for berthing slots at rail stations, in a similar way to how airlines book up chunks of time and tarmac at the nation's airports.Virgin explained Idea One with: "...customers could buy a flexible ticket which would allow them to change trains and make a reservation for a different service if there was space.Customers would be free to choose a popular train at a higher price, or a less popular train at a lower price."
Many also allow you to automate policies and raise alerts if there are any issues.These include IT service management, data center automation, performance management and cloud computing management.The solution has tools for automated provisioning, governance and management of cloud services.Setup is a breeze with AppFormix’ automated installer and easy to use UIThe solution is a cloud operations management and orchestration platform which provides end-to-end visibility for your multi-cloud environment.It can connect into existing Nagios plug-ins.
The sad saga of the Samsung Galaxy Fold continues with the news that the company has apparently decided to take all its handset samples back from reviewers.We've already heard that the launch of the Fold is delayed indefinitely while it sorts out the faults reported by multiple people, including issues with the top layer of the display (that some people peeled off, thinking it was a screen protector) and breakage.The phone was supposed to launch on the 26th – this Friday – but that's not happening now, and all existing review handsets will be taken back in-house according to Reuters.Unsurprisingly, parallels have been drawn with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which famously had to be recalled after developing a nasty habit of exploding.However, it's fair to say that the Galaxy Fold issue is nowhere near as bad, was partly caused by user error (combined with lack of clear instructions), and looks much more survivable for the phone and brand.Of course, any fault on a near-£2,000 device is a big deal, and the reported issues have likely put some people off preordering the phone, which had already sold out in the US.