Of course, car-makers file for trademarks on a regular basis, and Škoda could simply be trying to ensure that an American company doesn t use one of the aforementioned names on one of its cars.AutoGuide points out that selling Škodas on our shores could help turn Volkswagen s North American division around.The company s profits have allegedly fallen by a whopping 86 percent since the Dieselgate scandal made headlines, and its sales have taken a substantial hit.Read more: Skoda goes off-roading with the hybrid VisionS conceptPerhaps tellingly, Škoda only moved to protect the names of relatively big models that could conceivably be sold in the United States.The tiny Citigo and the Golf-sized Fabia hatchback were left out of the trademark filing.Déjà vuŠkoda is far from a household name, but the company was present on our shores from 1946 to 1967.
Ludwig, co-founder of Brooklyn SolarWorks, a startup trying to bring solar panels to Big Apple rooftops.The market is vibrant, he says, but limited to pitch-roof, suburban-style homes.What s more, city code requires a cleared pathway at least 6 feet wide and 9 feet high.It doesn t help that panels on flat roofs are more susceptible to shading and tougher to position for optimal efficiency, which Ludwig says is a 33 degree pitch and pointed due south.This drives down cost, though it still isn t cheap.We think as more people go on their own roofs and they see their neighbors going solar with canopies, that s going to add a viral effect to going solar, he says.
Samoille apajille kirivät nyt esimerkiksi Xiaomi, Garmin, Jawbone, Pebble, Apple, Samsung ja Nokia ostamansa Withingsin kautta."Pohjoismaat hyvä markkina"Asiantuntijoiden mukaan aktiivisuuslaitteiden kaupan kasvu on hiipumaan päin ja markkina täyttyy nopeasti.Alan tunnettu ilmiö on sekin, että suurin osa käyttäjistä hylkää laitteet tarpeettomina 3–6 kuukauden käytön jälkeen.Fitbitin markkinaosuus aktiivisuusrannekkeissa on70 prosenttia ja puettavien laitteiden markkinoissa 25 prosenttia.Ennemmin mittaamme sitä, miten monta sataa miljoonaa asiakastamme pystyy parantamaan hyvinvointiaan.Nykyisin yrityksen laitteet tuottavat dataa myös energiankulutuksesta, sydämen sykkeestä ja vaikkapa unen laadusta.
If you have a super-high resolution monitor, for instance, you're going to need a high-end graphics card to make the most of it.But, equally, there's little point unloading on the finest GPU money can buy if its being bottlenecked by an old CPU or feeding a feeble screen.Zotac GeForce GTX 980Ti AMP Extreme EditionStream Processors: 2816 Core Clock: 1253MHz Memory: 6GB Memory Clock: 7220MHz Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin Length: 267mm Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVIThough it can't match the Titan X in terms of video memory 6GB versus 12GB , the GeForce GTX 980Ti offers a higher clock speed and can often beat that card for considerably less money.The R9 Fury X is AMD's answer to the Nvidia GeForce 980 Ti, and although it isn't quite on par in terms of performance, its 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units and a massive 4068-bit memory bus helps it shift more pixels than ever before.The Tri-X 390X produces blistering frame rates at resolutions up to 2,560 x 1,440 with all graphic details dialled up to 10.MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming EditionStream Processors: 1664 Core Clock: 1140MHz Memory: 4GB Memory Clock: 7010MHz Power Connectors: 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin Length: 269mm Outputs: 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 2 x DVIA variant of one of the most popular graphics cards around, the GTX 970 Gaming edition is a 1080p monster.
Batman and Superman clash in Injustice: Gods Among Us Warner Bros InteractiveMortal Kombat developer NetherRealm is at work on a sequel to hit DC Comics-inspired fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, according to a new report from French gaming sit Gameblog.fr.Citing unnamed sources close to the project, the site also reports via VG247 that Injustice 2 will use the same engine as 2015's Mortal Kombat X and will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.The original game launched in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, introduced a few features that would later be refined in MKX – such as stage transitions and the use of environmental objects.While sales data has not been made public, the game is thought to have been a success – thanks to its quality and the licence, which sees the likes of Batman, Superman and The Joker thrashing it out.The Injustice series takes place in an alternate DC universe in which Superman has been tricked into killing both Lois Lane and his son by The Joker, and then rules Earth as a dictatorship.Batman leads a group against him, with other heroes, such as The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman taking sides.
My eyes are bleeding with joyIf you love the bright lights and pulsing soundtracks found in the neon-soaked crop of 80's inspired games recently, Neon Drive, released last month but handily unearthed by Rock Paper Shotgun this morning, is probably your jam.It looks like it owes a significant debt to Audiosurf, but this seems to have a whole lot more to it, a collection of different modes where you can use your car or plane to avoid obstacles in time to music.It looks tougher than a very tough thing, too, with the Dev's offering to hand out Certificates of Superhuman Abilities to whoever manages to collect all the achievements.Some of the different game modes look fun too, there's your normal Audiosurf-esque mode and then there's some bits where you're barreling through flying traffic, escaping evil lasers and what appears to be Super Hexagon, but with 3d graphics and a plane.The soundtrack is pretty neat, although you can listen to that free here on SoundCloud.If you want to try the game that comes with it, you can get that for £6.99 on Windows and Mac.
The best iPad gamesNo-one predicted the meteoric rise of gaming on iOS, and we're not sure anyone knew what the iPad was for at all when it first appeared.However, Apple's tablet has become a very able gaming platform.With more screen space than the iPhone, games have the means to be more immersive.The iPad's therefore a perfect platform for adventure games, strategy titles and puzzlers.But, just like the iPhone, there are so many iPad games that it's tough to unearth the gems and avoid the dross.That's our mission here - to bring you the very best iPad games, mixing traditional fare with titles that could only have appeared on a capable and modern multi-touch device.
Totalt uppskattar verket att värdet på upphandingen uppgår till 200 miljoner kronor.Visserligen får man ha med eventuella överklaganden i beräkningen , men visst är det problematiskt när det drar ut på tiden, säger it-chefen Carina Arnesson.- Vi börjar inte från scratch men vi får jobba om vissa delar så det kan gå fortare.Vi vill ge leverantörerna tid att titta igenom och få tillräckligt med tid på sig så att det blir bra kvalitet.Det har både tagit längre tid och blivit betydligt dyrare än vad som beräknades från början.- Och det är inte bara där vi tar in it-konsulter utan det behövs för en del andra system vi bygger också.
Image caption Peter Thiel said Gawker had been 'bullying people'Gossip site Gawker has called PayPal founder Peter Thiel a comic book villain who mounted a "vindictive campaign" of lawsuits against the site.Gawker chief executive Nick Denton likened Mr Thiel to a "comic-book villain" in an open letter."Now you show yourself as a thin-skinned billionaire who, despite all the success and public recognition that a person could dream of, seethes over criticism and plots behind the scenes to tie up his opponents in litigation he can afford better than they."David Folkenflik, a media correspondent for US National Public Radio, said the lawsuit seemed designed to cause the company to collapse.But news organisations tend to feel quite strongly about freedom of speech - they are generally for it - after all, it is their stock-in-trade, and central to their own business models.The closely watched case raised questions about freedom of the press in the digital age.
Volvo is currently going through the kind of drastic transformation that few automakers are bold enough to undertake.The Swedish company essentially started over from scratch; it took a new design direction and invested in state-of-the-art tech features to completely re-invent its lineup.They ll all ride on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture CMA , and they ll earn the honor of being Volvo s first truly global compact models.Volvo inaugurated the CMA platform by introducing two concepts called 40.1 and 40.2, respectively, in its home town of Gothenburg, Sweden.Called T5 Twin Engine in Volvo-speak, the drivetrain is made up of a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and a compact electric motor that serves as a generator, as a motor, and as a starter.Volvo has restated its commitment to sell the next V40 in the United States.
It shows up in our idioms about as often as our food.Even the word 'salary' is derived from salarium, the term for a Roman soldier s earned ration of salt.But one of the most ridiculous lies perpetuated about this humble mineral is that in ye olden days, salt was more valuable than gold due to its function in food preservation.According to trade documents from Venice in 1590, 33 gold ducats would buy you one tonne of salt.Similar figures exist from ancient Egypt showing that, no, salt was never worth more than gold.With the obvious stuff out of the way, there s a reasonable explanation for the gold
After all, it's hardly a new concept.Perhaps he's trapped in mid-management between an executive setting his budget and end-users grumbling about the products he buys.In ITSMA's view, ABM helps marketing and sales teams work together to build relationships with the key players in accounts which generate the most revenue.Obviously, B2B marketers have long understood the importance of accounts, but have had to rely on outmoded tools to engage with them: spreadsheets, telephone conversations, random meetings at events, and email chains which may or may not be shared with the sales team .Increasingly, however, marketing automation platforms have honed and launched ABM offerings, to take the pain and strain out of managing relationships with multiple accounts, and increase opportunities for personalization.That assumes, of course, that ABM can be embedded in a marketing automation solution—indeed, Bobowski thinks MA is ABM's natural home.
Wareable spoke to the scientist who was paid to do the testing, and unsurprisingly, he has bad things to say about Fitbit s devices.DON T MISS: THE CEO OF GOOGLE IS AN UNASHAMED IPHONE USERThe results appear to be damning — according to the study, Fitbit devices are, on average, 20 beats per minute off the true heart rate.Fitbit s research team rigorously researched and developed PurePulse technology for three years prior to introducing it to market and continues to conduct extensive internal studies to test the features of our products.Consumer Reports independently tested the heart rate accuracy of the Charge HR and Surge after the initial lawsuit was filed in January and gave both products an excellent rating.We stand behind our heart-rate monitoring technology and all our products, and continue to believe the plaintiffs allegations do not have any merit.We are vigorously defending against these claims, and will resist any attempts by the plaintiffs lawyers to leverage a settlement with misleading tactics and false claims of scientific evidence.
In addition to the Raspberry Pi 3 board, the client boxes contain a power supply and ports for the Pi's HDMI, ethernet and USB connections."In classic disruptive fashion, the Raspberry Pi has already taken a significant share of the education PC market with over 8 million devices shipped," Citrix VP of emerging solutions Chris Fleck said in announcing the new boxes."With the Citrix-optimized HDX Ready Pi, we expect many other industries to adopt the platform, now that the 'do it yourself' barrier is demolished."Citrix has been toying with the Pi as a virtualization client for some time now, working on client software that could be downloaded and installed on off-the-shelf Pi units.Citrix said that it hopes to aim the Pi boxes not only at customers refreshing their existing virtual desktop hardware, but also at companies caught up in the Windows 10 upgrade drama and looking at alternatives to a PC hardware refresh."Most organizations are planning Windows 10 migrations; Citrix has optimized Receiver on the HDX Ready Pi and XenApp/XenDesktop to provide a true PC-like experience, and Raspberry Pi has achieved a breakthrough in hardware price/performance," Fleck said.