Can an iPad take the place of a laptop?Not without a keyboard, no.And ideally you want one that takes advantage of newer iPads' Smart Connector, which eliminates the need for Bluetooth pairing and keyboard charging.Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, My Best Buy members can get the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad for $99.99.The Smart Keyboard Folio earned an impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 1,400 Best Buy customers (and 4.5 stars from Amazon customers).And many, if not most, of those ratings were likely based on the $160 price tag.
Q International Group, the operator of Chinese apartment rental platform Qingke, is planning to raise nearly $100 million in its US initial public offering, the company said in an updated regulatory filing published on Friday.Why it matters: Growth potential for branded apartment rentals is significant: the market penetration rate in China was only 1.8% in 2018, and is expected to reach 11.2% by 2024, according to figures from China Insights Consultancy cited in the prospectus.Market penetration in developed countries was 46.0% in contrast, according to the data.Qingke is competing against a number of peers including Ziroom, Mofang Appartment, Danke Apartment, and even e-commerce giants like JD.com.China’s apartment rental sector faces a range of challenges including problematic construction quality and tenant security, as well as tighter regulatory control.Details: The company plans to price its shares at $17 to $19 apiece for its debut on Nasdaq, according to the filing.
Your weird tipping behavior is exposed and so is Apple's App Store, but first: a cartoon on modernist mathematics.Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?Your secret Uber tipping behavior, exposedA new study of 40 million Uber trips found out some interesting facts about how riders tip their drivers.The study shows that only 16 percent of riders actually used the function, and male riders tipped 19 percent more often.
the Question about how Spotify is going to improve its margins, vis-à-vis the music companies have been in the company since its launch in late 2008.it is Now shipping the streamingjätten a small piece of the puzzle in their ”two-sided " marketplace,” which can contribute to the solution.In essence, it is to be paid to the sponsorship of music, without having to annoy your users too much.on Thursday, announced by the Spotify that, for the first time to offer to music labels and other stakeholders in the sector to pay, in order to promote artists on the platform.This is to be done within the system, such as Spotify calls ”music for you”, or ”the Brand New Music For You”), and that shows up in the form of a visual pop-up in your application.the tiles are in place it is today, and has been, a way for Spotify to the flag of the new record, and låtsläpp of the artists within the genres to which the users are interested in.
The Honest Ads Act, spearheaded by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is among those running for president in 2020, would, if passed, force social media networks to reveal the organisations paying for political ads on their platforms.“The goal of the Honest Ads Act is simple: to ensure that voters know who is paying to influence our political system,” Klobuchar said when she introduced the bill.“The bill would put in place the same rules of the road for social media platforms that currently apply to political ads sold on TV, radio, and in print regarding disclaimers and disclosures so that Americans know who is behind the ads they see online.”In other techno-political news... A leaked US government memo warns the White House is sidelining its cybersecurity team, thus weakening its networks and leaving it open to attack by foreign spies.It is said that President Trump is weeding out career staff installed under Obama to counter Russian hacking, a move that could backfire if it results in the loss of expertise and manpower.A gang of GOP members gate-crashed a secure room for handling classified information – a so-called Secure Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) – operated by the House of Rep' Intelligence Committee, bringing in smartphones and broadcasting their protest online.
Det snackas allt mindre om virtual reality nu för tiden och nu verkar det vara augmented reality som är det för tillfället hetaste i den immersiva verkligheten.Det kommer i stort sett varje vecka rykten om att Apple har ett AR-headset på gång och här kommer en skiss som säger sig visa hur ett framtida AR-headset från Samsung skulle kunna se ut.Skissen ingår i en patentansökan från det sydkoreanska patentverket.Samsung satsade tidigare rätt mycket på sitt VR-headset Samsung Gear VR men har inte släppte någon ny version av det sedan 2017.Samsungs senaste Note 10-telefon har inte ens stöd för Gear VR vilket jag antar gör att Gear VR i sin nuvarande form är på väg till kyrkogården förr eller senare.Även Google har bekräftat att man kommer att skrota sin mobila VR-plattform Daydream efter att denna inte blivit någon direkt succé.
The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion.Most particles that disperse in liquids aggregate rapidly, and eventually precipitate, thereby separating from the liquid phase.While it is commonly accepted that the hydrophobicity of particles-- how quickly water repels off a surface--determines their dispersion and aggregation potential, there has been no easy-to-use method to quantitatively determine the hydrophobicity of these tiny particles.Yi Zuo, University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering and pediatrics professor, has invented a groundbreaking method that allows for easy determination of the surface free energy of particles as a quantitative measure of particle hydrophobicity.The research "An Optical Method for Quantitatively Determining the Surface Free Energy of Micro- and Nanoparticles," was published in the October 2019 issue of the scientific journal Analytical Chemistry and showcased on the cover."The major advantage of this method resides in its simplicity," said Zuo.
When you think of a film set, you think of hustle and bustle, noise and activity.Shaun and his friends are real physical models placed on physical sets and photographed over and over, with the photos combined to create the illusion of dynamic movement.When the music and sound effects are dubbed in afterward, the result is always a hilarious slapstick adventure -- and new movie Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon is no exception, complete with added references to classic sci-fi movies for older viewers.Earlier this year, I visited Aardman studios in Bristol, England, to learn the techniques behind films like 2015's Shaun the Sheep Movie, 2000's Chicken Run and 2005's Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.Model makers work at desks piled high with tools, from soldering irons to hair dryers to the omnipresent magnifying glasses and lamps so they can see what they're doing.In Farmageddon, Shaun encounters the cute pink alien Lula -- even more curious and mischievous than the cheeky sheep -- whose body is made out of silicone so it stretch and squash more fluidly.
Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of the Open Access journal, New Emirates Medical Journal.The first issue of the journal, by Bentham Science, will be available online by the start of the year, 2020.Dr. Abdullah Shehab is the Editor-in-Chief of this new journal.Dr. Abdullah Shehab serves as the General Secretary of the Emirates Cardiac Society.New Emirates Medical Journal (NEMJ) formally known as Emirates Medical Journal (EMJ) is an official journal of the Emirates Medical Association (EMA), UAE, is an Open Access online journal.The NEMJ publishes original research, clinical reports, case studies, short research communications, reviews, book reviews, correspondence, and editorials.
Gilbert Levin, a NASA engineer who worked on the Viking missions, says he’s “convinced we found evidence of life of Mars in the 1970s.”In a Scientific American article published today, Levin explains how two separate craft landed on the surface of the red planet and conducted a series of tests to determine if there were was life.One particular test, based on the same experiment Louis Pasteur conducted to prove the existence of microbes, came back positive.The results were confirmed in a replica test by another craft 4,000 miles away.Levin’s spent the 43 years since studying the results.As the experiment progressed, a total of four positive results, supported by five varied controls, streamed down from the twin Viking spacecraft landed some 4,000 miles apart.
More than 300 research papers and posters will be presented at OCEANS 2019 Seattle, October 27 through 31, 2019, at the Washington State Convention Center.Seattle's unique history of forward-thinking ocean research and technology, leadership in and focus on the Blue Economy combined with its strong maritime-related corporate, academic, and government communities make it an important locale to host this year's OCEANS conference co-sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society.
Back in the 1930s, roving pot parties called “tea pads” sprang up in major cities across the country, bringing reefer-loving friends and acquaintances together to get high and listen to jazz.In Southern California this month, a group of cannapreneurs opened the doors to Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, the first combo on-site consumption lounge and farm-to-table restaurant in the U.S., tipping its hat to those pre-prohibition era gatherings while putting a modern, Hollywood-style spin on the venture.Execs behind the cafe say they want to provide a social setting for cannabis users and a blueprint for other businesses in the space.A few marijuana-friendly cities like San Francisco and Denver are early adopters of lounges, which came to fruition after lengthy and complicated government approvals and a host of restrictions.“Cannabis consumption shouldn’t be relegated to the backroom of a dispensary,” said David Elias, co-founder and CEO of parent firm Lowell Herb Co. “It should be celebrated.We hope this is a turning point for what the industry will look like in the future.”
South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, officially confirmed that it is expecting a 56% YoY decline in its operating profit.This is basically due to the decline in global memory chip prices.However, this is still slightly better than the expectation of analysts.The two-year boom in the storage chip market ended due to the weak global economy and the decline in spending by data center customers.Since the end of last year, Samsung Electronics, the world’s highest revenue semiconductor company, has been in trouble.The memory chip business contributes 2/3 of Samsung’s profit.
Part of me wishes Sony had gone for something a little flashier.The PlayStation Unicorn or PlayStation Trebuchet or something.The next version of Sony’s perennial favorite gaming console will be, drum roll… the PlayStation 5.The company notes that nothing is particularly revelatory in this morning’s reveal.That information, it seems, is still coming.“These updates may not be a huge surprise,” SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan writes, “but we wanted to confirm them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details about our vision for the next generation.”
Rumors have it that Apple is on the cusp of revealing Bluetooth-enabled location trackers that affix to bookbags, wallets, and purses.They’ve yet to materialize, but San Mateo, California-based company Tile hopes to get ahead of the competition with a fleshed-out portfolio of its own.The Sticker is available today in black starting at $39.99 for a two-pack ($59.99 for a four-pack).And for those looking to buy in bulk, there’s the $69.99 Tile Essentials pack with two Stickers, a Slim, and a Mate; the $59.99 two-unit Pro pack and $99.99 four-unit pack; the $69.99 four-unit Mate pack; and the $74.99 Tile Mate/Slim pack, which comes with two Mates and two Slims.“Over the years we’ve seen our customers use Tile for a variety of items,” said Tile CEO C.J.“From wallets to remote controls, power tools to backpacks, our customers have shown us they want a Tile for everything.
Outdoor surveillance systems offer a great way to deter burglars and other bad guys from entering your property.This deal exclusively applies to the Arlo Pro 2 two-camera kit.The purchase also includes a base station with built-in siren as well as accessories and installation tools like wall mount, power adapter, and rechargeable batteries.The Arlo Pro 2 can be installed wired or wire-free depending on your preference.It also comes with a 130-degree wide-angle lens capacity for the maximum area coverage.When the unit senses an activity or sound, it will send a real-time notification to your smartphone together with a short recorded clip.
Det är ett par år sedan bildbehandlingsteknik började kunna räkna ut vad en bild innehöll, tack vare smarta algoritmer.Nu kommer ett alternativ som är mer fysiskt i sin tillämpning – igenkänning via knackning.Bakom tekniken står forskare vid Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), och passande nog går innovationen under namnet Knocker.Jo, till en början har forskarna tränat systemet genom att låta mikrofon, gyroskop och accelerometer spela in reaktionen som uppstår då en mobil kommer i kontakt med en yta.När telefonen knackas mot något jämförs föremålets ljud- och vibrationssiluett mot det som systemet har lärt sig.I dagsläget har forskarna fått Knocker att lära sig att identifiera 23 vanliga prylar, däribland cykel, dator och plastflaska.
Instagram is piloting an augmented reality shopping experience with a handful of brands in its checkout process, powered by parent company Facebook’s Spark AR unit.Shoppers can virtually try on different colors and styles of makeup or eyewear from Ray-Ban, Warby Parker, MAC Cosmetics and NARS Cosmetics directly via feed posts, shop pages from those brands’ profiles or Stories while using the latest version of Instagram’s mobile application.The variations picker within Instagram’s camera enables shoppers to choose different colors to try on and, should they decide to proceed with the transaction, they can buy the product directly via the camera, as well as share it to their Stories and recommend it via Direct messages to their friends.
“Basically, the story that we are telling is full of shit,” said Mike Morley, an archaeologist at Flinders University and the lead author of the new study, in an email to Gizmodo.Well, to be fair to Morley and his colleagues, their story is also full of charcoal fragments, ash, bits of bone, and flakes from stone tools – all of which were dredged from 3 to 4 metres (9 to 13 feet) of sediment at the bottom of two chambers in Denisova Cave.By performing a micromorphological analysis of all the stuff embedded within this dirt – both geological and biological – the researchers were able to reconstruct a history of habitation in the cave over the course of 300,000 years, a timespan that included no less than three interglacial cycles.Genetic evidence from 2018 suggests the two groups cohabited and co-mingled in the cave, as evidenced by the discovery of a half-Denisovan, half-Neanderthal individual.The new research corroborates the previous work done in Denisova Cave, but it also helps to fill in some unknown gaps, showing that archaic humans were not present in the cave for significant swaths of time.“We already knew from the fossil bone record that other animals were present in the cave, but it was a surprise just how much hyena – and to a lesser extent, wolf – poop there would be in the sediment record,” said Morley.
Vimeo is in some hot water thanks to a class-action lawsuit that says the video streamer ran afoul of an Illinois law regulating the collection and storage of biometric information.According to the filing, Vimeo “created, collected and stored, in conjunction with its cloud-based Magisto service, thousands of ‘face templates’ (or ‘face prints’).” The templates were described in the suit as highly detailed geometric maps of users’ faces that were created via facial recognition technology from photos and videos uploaded to the Magisto app.Plenty of social media and photography apps use some form of facial recognition.However, where Vimeo may have gone wrong is that it allegedly did not provide notice, obtain user consent, or publish a data storage policy.That’s a potential violation of the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act.BIPA requires companies who collect biometric data to maintain a publicly available, written policy detailing how it retains and destroys biometric data.