Sigma may be known more for its lenses, but a surprising price drop on the company s latest mirrorless cameras, the Quattro and Quattro H, could change that.Teasing with the details earlier in February, Sigma released the pricing and availability of the new mirrorless models earlier today.The 3.6 fps RAW burst speed isn t the best around and that s probably because it has a higher resolution than most , but it does come with a 14-shot buffer.The cameras are truly exciting and showcase some great advances including a new mirrorless design, updated auto-focusing system, a rugged build, and paired with our renowned 30mm 1.4 Art lens, make for an extraordinary pair.The Sigma SD Quattro is expected to hit shelves next month.The flash includes a high-speed sync mode and wide-angle illumination.
Steam's summer sale has begun, with discounts ranging from 20% to a massive 80% off a huge array of games old and new.The sale has kicked off with thousands of price cuts, with more to be added between now 23 June and 4 July, when the promotion ends.It all kicked off at 5.45pm BST 12.35pm EDT, 9.45am PDT and will run until 6pm BST 1pm EDT, 10am PDT on Monday 4 July, when the sale reaches its conclusion.The seasonal Steam Sales have become legendary for their generous offers, with numerous memes like that at the head of this article celebrating/acknowledging the wealth of deals and how badly our wallets all suffer.Be warned that the store is under immense load at the time of writing and this usually comes right within an hour or so as everyone calms down.Each sale generates huge interest in PC gaming, from the most popular big budget games to the thousands of indie games on sale through Valve's digital sales platform.
Image by Narendera, made available via CC0 www.pixabay.com In 2015, Google announced that for the first time ever, it was seeing more searches taking place worldwide on mobile devices than on desktop.Make sure your site is fully mobile-responsiveHaving a mobile-responsive site is essential even when you aren t looking at SEO.Source: Google Resources for WebmastersAnd on top of the advantages for customer experience and conversion, it s a well-known fact that Google ranks sites that are fully mobile optimised higher up in search results, identifying them with a mobile-friendly label to alert users to the sites where they will have a better experience.App indexing is when Google s search spiders crawl an app in the same way that they do a website, and present content from the app directly within search results.Speed up your siteAside from a poorly adapted user interface, one of the biggest issues that can kill a mobile audience s interest is site speed or the lack of it .Launched just four months ago, Accelerated Mobile Pages are specifically designed to load lightning-fast by stripping out much of the clutter that normally slows down page load times, like third-party scripts, trackers and in-line styling.
Solar Impulse 2 has almost completed its journey around the world, after successfully making it across the Atlantic from New York to Seville.The trip took four days, during which a solo Piccard could only take short naps in the unheated and unpressurised cabin, with the aircraft s seat doubling up as a toilet.But the goal is not to change aviation, as Charles Lindbergh did, but to inspire people to use renewable technologies and show people they can use these technologies every day to have a better quality of life.It s a noble quest, which will soon be complete if all goes to plan.Piccard and his co-pilot Andre Borschberg, who have been taking turns manning the aeroplane, kicked off their journey in Abu Dhabi on March 9th 2015, and the next leg of their journey will be the final one.It s not all been plain sailing though, with severe damage delaying the project for several months last year.
This means that when tipsters post their tips on social media they include a link to the betting company's site.If you unwittingly follow the link of someone you trust, and create an online betting account, the tipster can collect 30% of all the money you ever lose betting with that account.He says he has seen otherwise good tipsters encourage their followers to reinvest their winnings over and over again to build up their pot from £25 to £1000 and then intentionally lose the last bet in a run of bets to take a bigger cut of the losses.But he denies that it encourages him to put less research into his tips, instead he claims the money from signups is enough for him and his online image is too important for him to risk disappointing his users.In the meantime if somebody pops up in your social media timeline offering advice on what bets to place online, it may be a good idea just stop and consider - what's in it for them?Blog by Kate LambleNext story No woman ever turned down a barking guy?
Cannes Lions on markkinointialan suurin ja kaunein festivaalitapahtuma.Tänä vuonna virallinen luku oli 43 101, ja kasvua edellisvuoteen oli 7,4 prosenttia.Vuonna 2016 Burnettin listalta esiin nousee kuusi suurta mainonnan trendiä: keksinnöt, ansaittu media, luovat mediaratkaisut Piilaakson kanssa, personalisointi, totuudellisuus authentic truth ja tarinankerronta animaation keinoin.Viime vuosina festivaali on tehnyt johtajansa Terry Savagen johdolla paljon työtä Kiinan markkinoiden avaamiseksi.Esimerkiksi kiinalainen operaattori-, peli- ja mediajätti Netease on rantautunut Cannesiin.Netease on mallioppilas, joka on panostanut länsimaisiin markkinoihin laajemminkin - yhtiön edustajat olivat tositarkoituksella mukana myös Suomen Slush-tapahtumassa viime marraskuussa.
Tor users in their local café -and pretty much anyone else looking for secure comms – that means you.On Tuesday 50 companies, including Google, PayPal, the TOR Project, Data Foundry, the rather unfortunately named Hide My Ass VPN, and the ACLU and EFF, urged Congress to block the Rule 41 change, saying it was an undemocratic decision and an issue that elected representatives needed to debate rather than usher in via the backdoor.Last month Senators Ron Wyden D-OR and Rand Paul R-KY tabled the Stopping Mass Hacking SMH Act to do just this."If this proposal passes, FBI agents will be able to demand the records of what websites you look at online, who you email and chat with, and your text message logs, with no judicial oversight whatsoever."In the event of a security emergency this can be granted weeks after the action by US courts who seldom turn down such applications.To add pressure the Electronic Frontier Foundation has released embeddable code for website operators to add that makes it easier to petition Congress on its noglobalwarrants.org website.
The 1D X II's arrival has been timed to perfection: apparently there's some kind of foot-to-ball tournament carving a wave of fan frenzy through France this month, and Quadrennial Usain Bolt Fiesta some people prefer to call it the Olympics is bound to attract some attention later in the year too.It's got two slots, with one for each, although you'll only get those super-high frame rates if you make the jump to CFast.We all might want to own a Ferarri, but spend our miserable commute behind the wheel of a clapped-out Ford Fiesta.There are 61 autofocus points, just like there were on the 1D X Mark I, but they cover a bigger area of the viewfinder this time around.It's not just photos where the 1DX II kicks ass.In spite of the so-so battery life, the lack of Wi-Fi, and that low-functioning touchscreen, there's a lot to love - and image quality is of course superb.
that Margot Robbie Harley Quinn got a rat, Will Smith Deadshot got a bunch of bullets, and the rest of the cast got a dead pig.Hands her a box.Leto was apparently so aware that he was going to be a nightmare that he warned the crew ahead of time, with costume designer Rene Fontana saying When we first met him, he said—look, girls, I m going to be pretty intense, I m going to be the Joker when I come for fittings.He was growling at us, and we d play back.The spelling alone would be bad, but, again, the story as told by Barinholtz to Howard Stern via Hitfix makes this sound less like a plan and more like a series of drunken mishaps:She has a tattoo gun, so the cast would get drunk and she d be like, Alright, let me give you a tattoo.Everything was so intense that there was a sort of therapist/life coach-type person around the set just in case.
Elon Musk's OpenAI is planning to build a household robot and intelligent agents capable of winning multiple games.Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $1bn non-profit artificial intelligence AI research firm OpenAI has announced its major technological goals which include creating a household robot, a natural language processing chatbot and an intelligent agent capable of winning any game."OpenAI's mission is to build safe AI, and ensure AI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible," the company says in the blog post authored by Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman, Sam Altman, and Elon Musk.OpenAI says the robot will be developed using a current off-the-shelf robot and refined to perform certain common tasks around the house.Launched in December 2015, Musk's open source OpenAI programme secured a whopping $1bn in funding from several big names in tech industry including Musk, Y Combinator's Sam Altman, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services, Infosys and former Stripe CTO Greg Brockman and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.To help speed up AI research and make its development process as transparent and open as possible, the company plans to release most of its innovative research for free as well.
Do you dread receiving the follow-up text message?Burner has created a chatbot that allows you to easily ghost unwanted people using one of its disposable phone numbers.Alongside Voxable, Burner has built Ghostbot, a smart, free utility that uses artificial intelligence to remove unwanted, aggressive, and even sexually harassing texts.When that individual texts you, they ll interact with a bot that uses Natural Language Processing NLP to reply with a scripted response.Burner cofounder Will Carter explained in a blog post that Ghostbot is built atop API.ai, which enables it to understand certain types of intent and which is a continually learning program .And this bot s responses sound anything but robotic, as and the company promises it ll feature random intervals along with conversational and funny language so the person being ghosted will think they re interacting with a human being.Ghostbot is an example that Burner hopes will showcase the power of its offering, especially now that it has also unveiled support for inbound webhooks.The company has now come full circle, as this offering complements its outbound webhooks which were launched in November and its native integrations with Evernote, Slack, Dropbox, and SoundCloud.Webhooks are simple versions of Application Program Interfaces APIs that companies release to enable integration with developer apps.He suggests thinking of Ghostbot as a proof-of-concept application and invites developers to take a look at Burner s service and build their own agent-style app on it.
Most of us are familiar with the basics of our pay stub: tax withholdings, Social Security, and, of course, income.There may be a few codes on your paycheck you re unfamiliar with, though, and Credit.com breaks them down.According to Loren Downey, director of payroll practice for Namely, companies typically list details about your health insurance, retirement plans, and wage garnishments.401K is pretty obvious—that s your retirement benefit.For example, some businesses may list health insurance as HS while others may call it HI.It s all about whatever makes sense to the company, said Downey, so it s not uncommon for codes to vary...If, for some reason, your child support is being taken out of your paycheck or you ve had wages garnished, this will typically appear as GARN or CHSPPRT, Downey said.
Researchers with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis have developed an energy-efficient KiloCore processor that, as the name implies, features 1,000 processing cores.Built by IBM, the KiloCore has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors.Although built on a dated 32-nanometer manfuacturing process, the chip is still rather efficient as individual cores can shut themselves down when not needed.Even as today s fastest consumer processors have moved to the 14-nanometer FinFET process, the KiloCore executes instructions more than 100 times more efficiently than, say, the CPU you d find in a modern laptop.To the best of their knowledge, Bass added, this is the world s first 1,000-processor chip and it is the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university with cores operating at an average clock frequency of 1.78GHz.The chip is already being used in the areas of wireless coding / decoding, encryption and video processing which involve large amounts of parallel data processing.
An accurate description of the current UK climateIt's Monday morning, it's pouring it down with rain, there's an impending train strike.What you need right now is a cheery message from Facebook inviting you to celebrate the summer solstice.Sitting proudly atop everybody's news feeds on Monday was a colourful graphic featuring a group of friends stretched out on the beach, enormous parasol shading them from the blazing sun overhead.Apparently, Facebook HQ failed to check the weather forecast, which correctly predicted rain across most of England and Wales on Monday, and for much of the week ahead.On its 12th anniversary this year - dubbed "Friends Day" - the social network showed users an automated montage of photos with Facebook friends, some of which featured ex-lovers or people who were barely friends at all.Facebook also shows its users, seemingly at random, "On this day" memories of photos posted years ago, which can range from the irrelevant to the downright upsetting, as well as simply the occasional "Good morning" post.
Zvi Band is the co-founder and CEO of Contactually, a CRM tool which helps you turn relationships into results.And he s grown it into a multi-million dollar business with over 70 employees.The company is based in Washington DC and to date has raised over $12 million in funding.It all started in 2010 when Zvi fired up Evernote and wrote down an idea for a new product.For the next few months, he played with the idea, hacked together a prototype over a weekend, but didn t see it any more than a side project.Today, after 5 years that idea in Evernote has grown into a business that s generating several million dollars in revenue with over 70 employees.
Precis när 4GB RAM blivit standard för Androidflaggskepp och 6GB fortfarande är en sällsynthet i Europa ryktas det om en smartphone med dekadent överdådiga 8GB arbetsminne.Det är kinesiska tillverkaren LeEco tidigare LeTV som sägs bli först ut med så mycket RAM i en smartphone.Just kinesiska tillverkare har haft en kapprustning gällande RAM senaste året, så klivet upp till 8GB vore inte helt osannolikt.LeEco:s nya flaggskepp påstås även få Snapdragon 821 – ett chipp som inte presenterats än.Att hävda att 8GB RAM på inga vis behövs i en smartphone idag torde inte vara ett kontroversiellt uttalande, eller kommer ni på någon situation där 8GB vore gynnsamt?
Today, Facebook M is powered in part by humans.But while machines have gotten really good at recognizing voice commands and translating one human language into another, AIs still can t really understand language, LeCun explained.It takes at least a couple years, but we humans are able to learn all this with relatively few examples, at least compared to the number of images that LeCun and company feed their computers.Basically, if you want to teach an AI to recognize cars, you ll show it thousands or millions of pictures of cars, and eventually it will figure out the common attributes of a car—like wheels—and be able to spot cars in other photos.Nancy Lublin, center, the founder of the Crisis Text Line.GM CEO Mary Barra Joe Pugliese
It's all about expectation violationUsing a plastic container, some magnets, three iron balls, two video cameras and 30 cats, researchers from Kyoto University have concluded that felines understand the laws of physics.Twenty-two cats from Japanese cat cafes and eight domestic cats were carried off to separate rooms to take part in an experiment which supposedly tested their abilities to understand gravity.At the flick of a switch, the magnetic force of the magnets attracted the iron balls – restricting their movement – so the container made no noise when it was shaken.The researchers proposed that the event where there was no sound and no object or a sound and an object "matched with physical laws."Cat listening to gravityBootnoteYour correspondent suspects that felines may not understand gravity particularly well.It also relies on the shaky grounds of the expectation violation theory being true – which has not been proved.
Christianity has lost support, while more are in favor of other world religions, and atheism. It appears from the analysis presented in an upcoming anthology of SOM University of Gothenburg. Although weakened Christianity is the religion that is valued the most, 45 percent are positive. Christianity and Islam have in common is that relatively few people in Sweden are neutral to them. Atheism was the new parameter 2011, and the latest survey were 23 percent in favor of the position that there is no god. Get the news you're going to talk about in your Facebook feed - like Metro Sweden
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