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As all of us expected -- and I'm sure many hoped -- the revival was short-lived.After bouncing back last week with only rubbish viewing figures, Chris Evans Top Gear has reached a new ratings low, saving its worst overnight performance for the season finale.Last night s episode attracted just 1.9 million viewers.That s worse than any episode from the Jeremy Clarkson era, none of which ever dipped below the 2 million mark, and considerably below the 2.7 million average across the latest series.BBC One's Antiques Roadshow, which was on at the same time, brought in 3.9 million viewers.The show's previous record overnight low of 2.3 million came a fortnight ago, while 4.3 million tuned into the opening episode of the series.
Spotify has been a top American politician sounding off against Apple. Finally stood up to one of America's hottest politicians at the barricade for Spotify. I'm not talking about Donald Trump, nor about Hillary Clinton. It was Democrat Elizabeth Warren, once a potential presidential candidate, who roared down on what she felt was Apple, Amazon and Google's attempt to impede competition for contenders who themselves aspire tech throne. The companies threes themselves up efforts Read: Spotify, who themselves sent once and boots for Apple's direction.
Yesterday, word broke that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHSTA was looking into a Florida incident involving a Tesla Model S that crashed into a tractor-trailer this past May, tragically killing the driver of the Tesla.What prompted the NHSTA s interest in the matter is that the Model S had Tesla s Autopilot software activated at the time of the accident.As a result, the agency indicated that the crash calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash.DON T MISS: A roundup of original iPhone reviews that got everything completely wrongIn the wake of the fatal accident, there have been a number of interesting developments.Tesla, for one, issued a lengthy blogpost addressing the matter.
A man has died in the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car.Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S, operating in Autopilot mode, failed to recognise an 18-wheel lorry crossing the highway in front of him.The accident took place in Williston, Florida, in May."Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied," Tesla said in a statement.The Model S attempted to drive underneath the trailer and was struck on the windscreen."The top of Joshua Brown's 2015 Tesla Model S vehicle was torn off by the force of the collision," the Levy Journal reports.
Tefal has announced a colourful new range of kettles and toasters designed by the acclaimed Seymourpowell studio.The new MaisonBreakfast range offers kettles and toasts arrives with oatmeal grey, pomegranate red, sage green and charcoal black effects.The pair have been working together for over 30 years and this latest range is designed to offer a 1950s feel with retro iconic touches and a brushed stainless steel finish.OPINION: Apple will save the smart home from itselfThose still mourning Britain s exit from the EU may be able to take solace in Tefal s French roots which bring a quintessentially British mood into our homes.The open handle kettle has the capacity to make 7 cups of tea, while the toaster has four angled slots, making it easier to remove stubborn tea cakes.
Tomorrow will bring the cinematic story mode update for Street Fighter V, and ahead of that release comes a trailer straight from Capcom showing off what you can expect.This is a major update, one that has been known for months and that brings the A Shadow Falls story mode.Capcom promises gamers will get a ton of new content with the update, and there will be two new characters joining the mix: Balrog and Ibuki.Anyone who owns Street Fighter V will be able to download the A Shadow Falls story mode update for free, while the characters will be available to buy using either real money or the in-game Fight Money, whichever you prefer.To get the story mode, you ll have to download it from the PS Store or Steam Store, whichever is applicable.After that, you ll have to patch the game with update 1.04, then you can update with story model.
When former senior Chinese official Bo Xilai was expelled from the Communist Party in 2012 amid a corruption scandal involving him and his wife, journalist and artist Wang Guopei seized the moment with a satirical commentary.Defying official limits on discussing the matter publicly, Mr. Wang posted a calligraphy drawing on a Twitter-like social-media platform called Sina Weibo.WB 2.05 % The post used the character for orphan, gu, to refer to the couple s adult son, Bo Guagua, whose given name uses a similar character that means melon.That and similar posts attempting to circumvent state censors drew hundreds of thousands of followers for Mr. Wang on Weibo.These days, though, Mr. Wang is one of many Chinese journalists leaving the trade as the state tightens media control while a technology boom opens new opportunities.He now writes a weekly infomercial on Tencent Holdings TCEHY 1.35 % WeChat social-media platform, charging in the low six figures in yuan for each ad about products such as Illuma baby formula and the Huawei Honor smartphone.
Mapping company HERE is driving ahead with its scheme to design the common language for all autonomous vehicles, submitting its Esperanto-for-autos to a vehicle safety standards body.HERE's argument was that, while in-car systems are increasing in power all the time, they can't rival the processing abilities of the cloud for crunching things like potential hazards.Meanwhile, by combining data from all of the vehicles on the road, such a system could also track traffic patterns, make predictions about potential bottlenecks in the route and readjust a self-driving car's path automatically, and even intelligently update mapping data based on the so-called wisdom of the crowd.For that to work successfully, though, the data has to be streaming into the cloud in a common language: after all, any delays introduced by translating what are currently automaker-specific technologies into a single, shared format could delay vital safety information being relayed back to the car."If a car around the next corner hits the brakes because there s an obstruction, that information could be used to signal to the drivers behind to slow down ahead of time, resulting in smoother, more efficient journeys and a lower risk of accidents," Dietmar Rabel, head of autonomous driving product management at HERE said today.HERE was offering up SENSORIS as an open option to all automakers, but has now taken another step to pushing it as the de-facto standard by submitting it to ERTICO - ITS Europe, a private/public partnership for intelligent transportation systems in Europe.
Earth is a big place.And over the past several millennia, humans have filled it with big, magnificent things, such as massive pyramids, giant walls, sprawling cities, and much more.But to the International Space Station ISS , which is hurtling through space about 250 miles above the surface of Earth, our big planet can look kind of small.Houses, roads, and buildings all disappear.Even some of our biggest constructions can get swallowed up in the swirls of blue, white, and green that characterize our planet.But, there are some structures that, even 250 miles away, are visible from ISS.Here are a few of them: View As: One PageSlides
APC BR1500G, $129 APC BR1000G, $94If you ever have to deal with power shortages and brief outages, Amazon s offering all-time low prices on a pair of APC UPS backup power supplies, today only.If you use a desktop computer, these will of course keep your machine running without any interruption in the event of a power outage, which means you won t lose any unsaved work.But even if you only use laptops and mobile devices at home, they could still run lamps, your router and modem, or even a TV until the power comes back on.Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.We want your feedback.
In a bid to bolster its cloud capacities, Space‐Time Insight bought San Francisco-based Industrial Internet of Things IIoT startup GoFactory for an undisclosed amount.GoFactory will allow Space-Time to better capitalize on increasing demand for advanced visualization solutions and analytics that allow companies to mine value out of IoT-generated data.To realize the opportunities inherent in the Internet of Things, all organizations must rethink traditional approaches to analytics in order to gain the context and insights needed to make quick and confident decisions, said Space-Time CEO Rob Schilling.To help our customers and partners capitalize on these opportunities, we have been focused on building IIoT-ready advanced analytics and visualization solutions for eight years.Already working together in the instruction marketAn integrated solution that includes both Space-Time and GoFactory capabilities is already on the market, and was adopted by several large North American construction firms.Marrying GoFactory s secure, highly-scalable cloud service and mobile applications with Space-Time Insight s powerful real-time visual analytics software enables organizations to leverage industrial data to boost operational efficiency and productivity, said GoFactory founder and CTO Bryan Hughes.
Expeditions are VR trips designed around Google Cardboard that allow teachers to serve as tour guides for a variety of virtual locations they wouldn t normally be able to visit.Think coral reefs, Mount Everest, or even Mars.It also streamlines onboarding; teachers can give the app a quick try and see if it works out for their classroom other than having to plan everything far in advance.The app is available now on the Play Store, and will arrive on iOS soon .The $999 kit includes 30 devices, 30 viewers, 3 chargers, a tablet for teachers, a router, and a case for the equipment.Second, you can now create quizzes in Google forms Microsoft introduces a nearly identical feature last week .
Hackers initially breached Bangladesh Bank's online systems and stole credentials for payment transfersBangladesh Bank has officially called to an end the forensic investigation by cybersecurity firm Mandiant as the $81m £55m, €66m stolen by hackers four months ago February 2016 remains missing.Mandiant, which is owned by US security firm FireEye, had been working on the case after being contracted to find out how hackers were able to infiltrate the bank's computer systems and file fraudulent money transfers with its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.According to Reuters, Mandiant researchers had requested a contract extension that would have allowed nearly 600 extra hours to complete its probe.The sources said Mandiant was paid roughly $280,000 £213,000 for about 700 hours of work.Evidence from local investigators has revealed that – at the time of the hack – cybersecurity protections at the bank were shockingly weak."Bangladesh should not be blamed for something going wrong in the chain," he claimed.
.NET Core is now generally available to bring the programming language to new OSesCredit: Blair Hanley FrankMicrosoft's open source programming language push reached a new milestone Monday, with the company announcing the general availability of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0.Red Hat announced Monday that .NET Core will be supported on the company's Enterprise Linux distribution and its OpenShift platform-as-a-service offering.What's more, Red Hat and Codenvy -- the company leading the charge for the Eclipse Che open source code editor project -- said they would both adopt Visual Studio Code's Language Server Protocol.Once implemented, the protocol will make it easier for other tools to implement some of the rich editing features like code completion that are available inside Microsoft s open source code editor."This has prevented developers from using the editors they know and love, and has limited opportunities for language providers to reach a wide audience."That comes right on the heels of a demonstration of SQL Server on Linux running inside a Docker container at DockerCon last week.
Warner Bros. has a lot in store for Lego-loving movie fans in the coming years, not least of which is the Lego Ninjago movie.Meanwhile, Franco is listed as Lloyd and Armisen as Cole.The rest of the group will be voiced by Michael Peña Kai , Abbi Jacobson Nya , Kumail Ninjiani Jay , and Zach Woods Zane .By night, they re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters.By day, they re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.Lego Ninjago is scheduled to hit theaters on September 22, 2017.
To learn more and subscribe, please click here.The U.S. is investing money and energy into the Internet of Things IoT , but one nation has a more aggressive plan.German manufacturers intend to implement more digital and IoT solutions into the factors than their U.S. counterparts, according to a Boston Consulting Group BCG survey.BCG polled more than 300 German and U.S. manufacturing executives and asked if they had already applied or planned to apply digital solutions into their factories.But in the U.S., those figures are 8%, 20%, and 24%, respectively.Companies are starting to shift their manufacturing operations in Asian nations back to their largest sales markets and are using robots and other automated technologies to avoid paying human workers.But no other sector has been more impacted by this technological revolution than manufacturing.Manufacturers across all areas —automotive, chemical, durable goods, electronics, etc.— have invested heavily in IoT devices, and they're already reaping the benefits.These barriers include the increasing threat of a cyber attack, difficulty determining ROI, technical difficulty integrating the IoT into a factory, and reluctance to implement automation, which would result in job losses.In full, the report:Analyzes the potential ROI of the various use cases.Identifies best practices manufacturers should take when implementing an IoT solutions.Examines multiple use cases of IoT solutions.Discusses the potential impact these solutions can have.To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the VR universe, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.But however you decide to acquire this report, you ve given yourself a powerful advantage in your understanding of the world of VR.
On the one hand…One way to identify molecules with mirror versions – a property known as chirality – is to look at how they scatter light waves.But current techniques for measuring polarisation involve using multiple lenses and other optical elements like beam-splitters and filters, which can degrade the image quality.The lens is made from a layer of titanium dioxide that has been etched by a beam of electrons into rows of pillars just 600 nanometres high, sitting on top of an ordinary sheet of glass.In a row, each rectangular pillar is at an angle to the one before it, so that the orientation of the pillars along the line seems to rotate clockwise or anticlockwise.To test out the lens, the team took a picture of a Chrysina gloriosa, a beetle whose shell is known to reflect left-handed light above .Journal reference: Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01897
No matter how much we secretly still want to believe it, we re not snowflakes.We all walk on the same sidewalks and drive on the same roads.Conner Griffith s short, Auto, shows us how easy it is to merge different people and different cars together to make it look like we re all on the same damn path.The edited effect is pretty trippy, like watching things shape-shift right before our eyes.
The First Law, som roboten kallas, är en simpel maskin beståendes av sensorer, en metallarm och utbytbara nålar.Hans syfte med att bygga The First Law var helt enkelt för att starta en diskussion kring artificiell intelligens.Alexander Reben tycker att det är viktigt att folk diskuterar potentiella etiska problem med sofistikerade och smarta robotar innan vi börjar leva sida vid sida med dem.Hans senaste projekt inkluderar en knivförsedd robot som härmar symptomen hos en person med kraftiga humörsvängningar.I dokumentären utsätter en pytterobot en främling för en serie frågor i stil med Om du dog i morgon, vad skulle du ångra mest?Häpnadsväckande nog visade sig försökskaninerna vara mycket mer öppna inför en robotisk samtalskompanjon än en kött-dito.
This feature is even more powerful for premium Dropbox Business users, because the documents are turned into searchable text using optical character recognition OCR .Document scanning has come to other cloud storage applications, like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive; the latter has text search, while the former does not.Today Dropbox is also giving its iOS app a new plus button from which users can start scanning documents.If they want to create a new file, they can start working on a new document in the Microsoft Word app, spreadsheet in Excel, or slide deck in PowerPoint.Of course, the files will be saved back to Dropbox.We wanted to make this really seamless and integrated with all the tools users know and love, Dropbox vice president for product and design Todd Jackson told reporters during a briefing at Dropbox headquarters in San Francisco earlier this week.The new features make Dropbox, with upward of 500 million registered users, more appealing at a time when free users can easily go elsewhere.And the new version history feature lets you go back in time and restore earlier versions of a file.Today, Dropbox is also showing tech previews for features that aren t available yet: the ability to see who s currently viewing, and who has viewed, a particular file right as you re also looking at it, as well as a general count for the number of times the file has been viewed.
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