Right now we can not influence these things, says KNC Miners CEO Sam Cole shortly after the bankruptcy announcement. Read more: Bitcoinbrytarnas hidden treasure trove All keep their jobs right now. Among valutabrytarbolagets owners are private equity firms Creandum, GP Bullhound and Accel Partners. In April KNC Miner was acquitted in the District Court after being accused of false promises about delivery dates, and non-functioning machines. The same day as the verdict was sued KNC Miner, but again, this time at nearly 23 million, of having supplied the mining machines not lived up to expectations. In February sounded, however, twelve employees leave bitcoinbolaget.
Total War: Warhammer - a beginner's guideTotal War: Warhammer is a fantastic strategy game that combines the famous table-top roleplaying game Warhammer with the popular Total War series.For many the combination of Warhammer's Tolkien-like fantasy lore and Total War's in-depth empire building and real time battles is a match made in heaven.However the depth and complexity of Total War's games mechanics, along with the varied fantasy races of Warhammer, also means that this game can be a little intimidating for new players.That's why we've put together this collection of tips for people who want to get started conquering the world in Total War: Warhammer.
Crytek has recently released the full source code for CryEngine on version control system GitHub.Only last March the company had released the latest version of its game engine under a "pay-what-you-want" scheme, meaning developers can get their hands on the tools for less than a dollar, and get familiar with the same apps used to develop games such as Crysis, Far Cry among many others.The move is meant to enable a much easier method for users to update the CryEngine tool.Crytek clarified on this after the announcement:We have today released engine source code of CRYENGINE latest build being last week's 5.1 on GitHubThe GitHub release today is new, but we announced at GDC back in March that we would release full engine source code under our new "Pay What You Want" business modelCommercial games: If you so chose, you can take the engine and make a full commercial game for free, yes.There are no royalties or obligations towards CRYENGINE, though contributions to the engine's development and/ or our Indie Development Fund are more than welcomeEULA: I usually give ESRB ratings as an example.As it turns out Lumberyard is based on CryEngine which according to sources was licensed to the e-commerce giant for as much as $50 to 70 million.
The proposal foresees the rollout of the 700 MHz band for wireless broadband services by June 30, 2020.Member states can delay that by up to two years if they have legitimate reasons, such as unresolved coordination issues with neighboring non-EU countries or if they need more time to reallocate the spectrum from broadcasting services."With the opening of the 700 MHz band for mobile broadband an important step towards the availability of broadband for everybody in the EU has been taken," said Henk Kamp, minister for Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, which holds the rotating EU presidency and steered the proposal.The 470-790 MHz range is currently widely used for digital television signals and wireless microphones - for example in theaters, concerts and sporting events.Broadcasting services, which had expressed concern at the original proposal because of the costly changes needed to move to another band, would keep priority in the sub-700 MHz band at least until 2030.Mobile operators industry group GSMA, which represents Vodafone, Telefonica and Orange, welcomed the proposal but urged member states to stick to 2020 as the "ultimate milestone in the shift to mobile for the 700 MHz band".
Glucose metabolism in the brain in patients with chronic disorders of unconsciousness.As described in the latest edition of Current Biology, a readily available test that measures the amount of glucose sugar that s being consumed by the brain can be used to help doctors tell the difference between patients in a full-on coma and those with partial or hidden signs of awareness.For the most part, patients in a coma have lost their thinking abilities and are oblivious to their surroundings.But those in a so-called vegetative state often give the impression of someone who is emerging from a coma.Unlike a patient in a full coma, they re in a state of partial arousal, but still lack full awareness.Patients with a glucose metabolism below 42 percent of normal activity appeared to be fully unconscious and never recovered consciousness after a year.
Anders Ygeman fotograf: Jessica Gow / TTSvenska myndigheters arbete med känslig information är inte tillräckligt bra, konstaterar Riksrevisionen och kräver att regeringen griper in och styr upp det hela.Slutsatsen är att det inte duger.Vår granskning visar att arbetet med informationssäkerhet inte är tillräckligt högt prioriterat hos myndigheterna i förhållande till de risker som finns , säger riksrevisor Margareta Åberg i ett pressmeddelande.Bristerna kan leda till oönskade konsekvenser, som när Luftfartsverkets radarsystem stoppade flygtrafiken på flera flygplatser nyligen, eller som i april när ingen kunde lämna ut receptbelagd medicin.Det kom en Riksrevisionsrapport nyligen som visade på allvarliga brister, vilket är allvarligt i sig.Bland förslagen från Riksrevisionen finns bland annat att regeringen bör överväga att inrätta en central funktion som stöd till myndigheternas arbete, och att låta Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap att ta fram en modell för att förbättra informationssäkerheten.
Samsung has been working at full folding screens for years, but the technology has not reached the market yet. During SID 2016 in San Francisco, Samsung showed up a screen that can be rolled up like a window shade. OLED screen offers 1920 x 1080 pixels and the fully extended position is 5.7 inches. When the device is folded it takes up much less space and is about the size of a roll of film, though higher. However, without a touch sensitive layer, which will affect not only the thickness without flexibility. Rumors have previously claimed that Samsung's first truly flexible phone released next year, possibly with the name Galaxy X.
Consumer electronics giant Belkin has announced its latest move to create the smart home of the future: a $40 million joint venture to bring advanced water sensing and conservation technology to market.The new joint venture, which goes by the name of Phyn and will be based out of Los Angeles, has been set up in conjunction with Uponor, a Finnish supplier of plumbing for residential and commercial properties.Founded in 1983, California-based Belkin is a veritable dinosaur in Internet company terms, but it has emerged as a major player in the connected devices realm through its Wemo brand of motion sensor, switches, cameras, cookers, light bulbs, and more.The genesis for Belkin s new joint venture seems to have been the Wemo Water, a device announced more than a year ago that has yet to make it to market.The Wemo Water was touted as a single-sensor device that helps users monitor their water consumption through sensing changes in pressure that occur throughout a house s plumbing system whenever water is used.Belkin will own 62.5 percent of the new Phyn company, and will transfer over all its existing water-related technology, intellectual property, assets, and employees.Uponor will invest $15 million in the new venture in exchange for the remaining 37.5 percent, meaning that Belkin values its non-monetary investment at $25 million.But together, they re setting out to create the Nest of household water.Though Phyn will be headquartered in LA, it will also host a research and development R lab in Seattle, and a number of existing Belkin engineers will move directly to the new Phyn venture.The so-called Internet of things IoT is ushering all manner of random connected products, including fridges, doorbells, and beds, but Phyn hopes to move beyond convenience and capitalize on growing concerns about the world s predicted future water shortages.Phyn wants to help households conserve water through detecting leaks and serving up meaningful data on domestic water wastage.Water is a precious and vital natural resource, but there has been a fundamental lack of technology dedicated to protecting and preserving it — especially for home users, said Chet Pipkin, founder and CEO of Belkin.
Upgrading existing lights to connected versions usually means choosing between fancy LED bulbs and those you already have, but iDevices is pitching a way to keep both.That screws into the middle, and from the iDevices companion app you can choose between powering up the LEDs - along with choosing your preferred color for them - or the regular bulb.iDevices describes the LED ring as for "dynamic, low-light environments" which like dinner party or movie mood lighting, or even as a nightlight.That suggests it's not going to reach the sort of brightness you'd get from other color-changing bulbs, such as from Philips' hue range.Unlike hue, there's no centralized hub requiring a hook-up to your router for control, with Socket instead connecting directly.No word on when, exactly, the company expects it to shop however.
More than 30 years after his pioneering work in virtual reality, VR finally appears to be on the verge of becoming a mass market phenomenon.Lanier demurred on that topic, noting that he had numerous conflicts of interest.Part of his fear stems from the amount of data that's likely to be collected by virtual reality systems.Lanier's outlook is also informed by how control over the technology is being concentrated into the hands of a relatively small number of companies."The reason anybody pays us in the tech industry money is to influence people," Lanier said."Each one of these companies can find occasion to act creepily, and each one has."
In an interview with retired European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about the future of the world s most valuable company at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today.Addressing a question about the possibility of the iPhone maker cutting out mobile carriers and launching its own telecom service, Cook responded:Our expertise doesn t extend to the network.We ll do some things along the way with e-SIMs along the way, but in general, I like the things carriers do.He also shared his belief about how smartwatches will play a big role in our lives in the future to ensure good health as well as a reduced need to glance at our phones and help pay for things – everything the Apple Watch strives to do already:We believe that health is a huge problem in the world, and we d like to contribute to that.I m not saying one device will do all of that, but when you solve such a big problem, it takes several such contributions.It ll be interesting to see if Apple sticks to these maxims in the coming years, or if it will choose to follow Google s lead in developing AI and big data technologies.
This breach doesn t have the blackmail potential of, say, the Ashley Madison affair, but this is nevertheless a great time to give all those logins in your password manager a refresh.The top 10 countries from North America and Europe in terms of number of rounds can be seen below:North AmericaThis week in North America there were 130 investments made at a total of $10 billion in capital deployment.The week s largest round was hauled in by Belgium-based mobile sales tool Showpad.The company took in $50 million in a Series C round from Hummingbird Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Dawn Capital.Last week s must-readsA hacker is selling 117 million LinkedIn logins on the Dark Web The Next Web Fitbit is buying Coin so it can make a fitness tracker that pays for things The Verge Uber riders are willing to pay up to 9.9x in surge pricing if their phone battery s low The Next Web Buffett s Berkshire Hathaway Took Apple Stake Worth About $1 Billion in 1st Quarter Bloomberg Facebook To Sell Video Ads On Behalf of Other Firms Wall Street Journal Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab The Next Web SEC: Cyber security is the biggest risk to the global financial system Business Insider Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to Foxconn for $350 million The Verge The Oracle v. Google trial draws sketchy image of Android s Java use The Next Web Tune in next week for another update on the state of tech.If you can t wait that long, consider signing up to the Index.co newsletter to get the week s hottest tech news straight in your inbox!
And when you bring in the lack of benefits and job security, the job starts looking a lot less like a real job.But this is hardly a new problem, Warren pointed out.The gig economy didn t invent any of these problems.Automatic withholding should be the rule, and employers should help with this.All workers should receive paid leave — how much, how it s earned or provided and so on can be worked out, but everyone should be able to work toward all-purpose days off and be given a reasonable amount of leave for family and medical issues.Extending the safety net to all of them helps with this, as there is less to distinguish between them and everyone can focus on the labor-specific differences rather than issues of insurance or benefits.
LinkedIn Hacked 2016Remember when LinkedIn was hacked a few years ago and the company confirmed that login credentials and other data belonging to 6.5 million accounts were stolen?OK it was very, very low — it looks like hackers managed to steal data from not 6.5 million, and not even 65 million, but just over 165 million accounts.In other words, it s time to change your LinkedIn password immediately.Well, stop trying to figure it out and just change your password immediately.And no, you shouldn t paste all those different usernames and passwords into a plain text file so you can remember them.Instead, use a secure password manager that can sync your passwords across all devices and keep them safe but easily accessible.