Daily Report: A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India
In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that belief have effectively blocked a free Facebook service.
The Nokia 6, which is manufactured by HMD Global, was first debuted back in January of this year. The handset originally debuted for the Chinese market, but there has always been expectation that it would arrive in the United States at some point. And sure enough, that arrival is right around the [...]
HTC’s Edge Sense on the U11 allows you to squeeze the sides of the device to perform functions. While a few functions are available out of the box, HTC will be adding more and more as time goes on. The latest video from the company shows off a few new functions.
Digitimes Research: OLEDoS a display solution for HMD VR devices
For the three main technologies - OLED, OLEDoS (OLED on CMOS) and Micro LED - applied currently for the development of display products for use in head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices, OLEDoS is superior than the other two technologies in terms of resolution accuracy and accountability for mass production as OLEDoS panels use silicon wafers as backplanes, which can reach a better degree of miniaturization, although its material costs still need to be improved, according to Digitimes Research.
ICRD and ASML sign pact to establish training center in Shanghai
Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center (ICRD), a public research consortium dedicated to the advancement of the semiconductor industry in China, and chip-making equipment manufacturer ASML Holding have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a jointly-owned in Shanghai.
Simplified embedded system development can facilitate software, hardware integration
An embedded system is a dedicated computer system integrating customized software and hardware designed for a specific function. Currently, most embedded systems are applied to industrial, medical, military and aerospace fields, entailing high customization requirements. In order for embedded system developers to focus more on terminal application needs, the development task could be simplified if based on a solid software and hardware integration architecture platform. This will allow users to utilize the platform flexibility and modular architecture to step up the development of applications.
Kinpo Electronics to add 2 factories in the Philippines
Kinpo Electronics will add to its two factories in the Philippines by establishing two more due to increased OEM orders of home-use smart appliances from UK-based Dyson, with one to start production in the third quarter of 2017 and other in the second half of 2018, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
Taiwan market: Tainan and Chiayi City looking to try out autonomous driving
The governments of Tainan and Chiayi City, Southern Taiwan have both expressed interest to become trial areas for autonomous driving, according to an official from the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Giga Solar Materials subsidiary signs PV EPC contracts
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has announced that Sunshine Solar Power Generation, its Philippines-based subsidiary engaged in investment in PV power generation projects, has signed contracts with local EPC contractors Meralco Industrial Engineering Services and Paris Manila Technology valued at US$ 7.10 million and US$4.373 million to set up PV power stations in the Philippines.
Taiwan May manufacturing production index up, says MOEA
Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 111.78 for May 2017, increasing 6.75% on month and 2.02% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on June 23.
Northrop Grumman unveils line of new and upgraded power amplifiers
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REDONDO BEACH, CA June 21, 2017 Northrop Grumman Corporation business (NYSE: NOC), Microelectronics Products and Services (MPS) announced the availability of four new gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers, an upgraded amplifier, and two low noise amplifiers. MPS made the announcement last week at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017. The new GaN amplifiers are:
Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 to provide next-generation emergency call service to southwestern Colorado
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ALAMOSA, CO June 23, 2017 San Luis Valley 911 is well positioned for i3 after selecting the Solacom Guardian 9-1-1 Call Handling solution to deliver next-generation call handling and management. The emergency telephone authority, responsible for 9-1-1 calls from residents in six counties in southwestern Colorado, is the latest 9-1-1 center to choose Solacom’s i3-enabled, fully integrated NG9-1-1 solutions for PSAPs.
Seeking to concentrate on fingerprints, Precise Biometrics reaches deal with IDENTOS on mobile smart card technology
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Precise Biometrics has concluded an agreement with German IDENTOS GmbH on the takeover of the Mobile Smart Card Solutions business area, which includes the business operation involving smart card readers under the Tactivo™ brand. This entails Precise Biometrics further increasing its focus on the Fingerprint Technology business area and freeing up resources for the development and sales of fingerprint technology.
American Signal to install tsunami warning system in Shelter Cove, CA
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MILWAUKEE June 22, 2017 American Signal Corporation (ASC) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Shelter Cove, CA to design and implement a Tsunami Warning System for the city. ASC was chosen for the project thanks to its best-in-class siren products and industry-leading CompuLert™ NEXGen command and control software.
Raytheon restarts Standard Missile-2 production after four allies agree to $650M contract
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TUCSON, AZ June 21, 2017 Due to global demand, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has restarted its Standard Missile-2 production line to meet the needs of four international customers who aligned requirements and pooled resources to make a 'bundle' purchase through foreign military sales.
MANCHESTER, England June 20, 2017 ProofID Ltd, a Manchester-based provider of Identity Management (IDM) technology solutions and U.S.-based PEGRight Inc, an Identity and Access Management (IAM) specialist have announced their merger. The $5m transaction will immediately increase group turnover by 50 percent to over £6m with the number of employees rising from 32 to 48.
Indie Game Developer Shares Free Keys on The Pirate Bay
Jacob Janerka, developer of the popular indie adventure game 'Paradigm,' recently spotted a cracked copy of his title on The Pirate Bay. But, instead of being filled with anger and rage while running to the nearest anti-piracy outfit, Janerka decided to reach out to the pirates. Not to school or scold them, but to offer a few free keys. From a report: "Hey everyone, I'm Jacob, the creator of Paradigm. I know some of you legitimately can't afford the game and I'm glad you get to still play it :D," Janerka's comment on TPB reads. Having downloaded many pirated games himself in the past, Janerka knows that some people simply don't have the means to buy all the games they want to play. So he's certainly not going to condemn others for doing the same now, although it would be nice if some bought it later. "If you like the game, please tell your friends and maybe even consider buying it later," he added.
An anonymous reader shares a report: The day dreaded by stubborn office workers around the country has finally arrived. At some point today, Google will replace its Google Talk feature in Gmail -- known colloquially to most of the world as Gchat -- with Google Hangouts. The reasoning: Google's announcement of the switch back in March touts Hangouts' better features and integration with other Google products over the barebones Gchat, which launched way back in 2005.
Data scientist Henrik Lindberg has a series of fascinating charts based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that show who people in the United States spend their time with over the course of their lifetime. Check out the charts here. From a report on Quartz: Some of the relationships Lindberg found are intuitive. Time with friends drops off abruptly in the mid-30s, just as time spent with children peaks. Around the age of 60 -- nearing and then entering retirement, for many -- people stop hanging out with co-workers as much, and start spending more time with partners. Others are more surprising. Hours spent in the company of children, friends, and extended family members all plateau by our mid-50s. And from the age of 40 until death, we spend an ever-increasing amount of time alone. Those findings are consistent with research showing that the number of friends we have peaks around age 25, and plateaus between the ages of 45 and 55. Simply having fewer social connections doesn't necessarily equal loneliness. The Stanford University psychologist Linda Carstensen has found that emotional regulation improves with age, so that people derive more satisfaction from the relationships they have, whatever the number. Older people also report less stress and more happiness than younger people.
Rumors are true. Nintendo is gearing up to launch the SNES Classic, a miniaturized version of the glorious original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The console will include 21 games when it launches September 29. A report adds: Among the big surprises: a never-before released Star Fox 2 is in the mix. Here's the full list of games: Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, F-Zero, Super Metroid, Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Punch Out, Super Castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby's Dream Course, Star Fox, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It will retail at a price point of $80.
Ethereum Exchange Reimburses Customer Losses After 'Flash Crash'
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"The price of ethereum crashed as low as 10 cents from around $319 in about a second on the GDAX cryptocurrency exchange on Wednesday," reports CNBC, calling it "a move that is being blamed on a 'multimillion dollar market sell' order... As the price continued to fall, another 800 stop loss orders and margin funding liquidations caused ethereum to trade as low as 10 cents." An executive for the exchange said "Our matching engine operated as intended throughout this event and trading with advanced features like margin always carries inherent risk."
Though some users complained they lost money, the price rebounded to $325 -- and according to a report on one trading site, "one person had an order in for just over 3,800 ethereum if the price fell to 10 cents on the GDAX exchange," reports CNBC. "Theoretically this person would have spent $380 to buy these coins, and when the price shot up above $300 again, the trader would be sitting on over $1 million." Yet the currency exchange announced Friday that they're honoring everyone's gains, while also reimbursing customers who suffered losses. "We view this as an opportunity to demonstrate our long-term commitment to our customers and belief in the future of this industry."
90 Cities Install A Covert Technology That Listens For Gunshots
An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider:
In more than 90 cities across the US, including New York, microphones placed strategically around high-crime areas pick up the sounds of gunfire and alert police to the shooting's location via dots on a city map... ShotSpotter also sends alerts to apps on cops' phones. "We've gone to the dot and found the casings 11 feet from where the dot was, according to the GPS coordinates," Capt. David Salazar of the Milwaukee Police Dept. told Business Insider. "So it's incredibly helpful. We've saved a lot of people's lives."
When three microphones pick up a gunshot, ShotSpotter figures out where the sound comes from. Human analysts in the Newark, California, headquarters confirm the noise came from a gun (not a firecracker or some other source). The police can then locate the gunshot on a map and investigate the scene. The whole process happens "much faster" than dialing 911, Salazar said, though he wouldn't disclose the exact time.
The company's CEO argues their technology deters crime by demonstrating to bad neighborhoods that police will respond quickly to gunshots. (Although last year Forbes discovered that in 30% to 70% of cases, "police found no evidence of a gunshot when they arrived.") And in a neighborhood where ShotSpotter is installed, one 60-year-old man is already complaining, "I don't like Big Brother being in all my business."
Self-Driving Cars Are Safer When They Talk To Each Other
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A University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or vehicle to vehicle communication, and has found that it makes their autonomous prototypes even safer. V2V works by wirelessly sharing data such as location, speed and direction. Using DSRC, or Dedicated Short Range Communication, V2V can send up to 10 messages per second. This communication allows cars to see beyond what is immediately in front of them -- sensing a red light around a blind curve, or automatically braking for a car that runs a stop sign... The catch of V2V? It has to be installed in the majority of cars and infrastructure (such as traffic lights) to function adequately.
Los Angeles Tests Reflective 'Cool Pavement' On Streets
mikeebbbd writes: As reported in the Los Angeles Daily News, during the current heatwave various officials swooped down on streets coated with an experimental light-gray sealer that makes the old asphalt into a "cool street" -- and it works, with average temperature differences between coated streets and adjacent old asphalt around 10F. At a large parking lot, the temperature reduction was over 20F. If the material holds up and continues to meet other criteria, LA plans to use it on more pavement rehab projects, which could eventually make a difference in the heat island effect. The "CoolSeal" coating is apparently proprietary to a company named GuardTop LLC, costs $25-40K/mile, and lasts 5-7 years. At that price, it's might not be used a lot, at least at first; typical slurry seals run $15-30K/mile.
Sprint: LG G Flex Will Launch Online on January 31 for $299 on Contract
Starting today, Sprint customers can pre-order the unique LG G Flex smartphone for $299 online with a two year contract. By pre-ordering between now and January 31st, customers will receive a complimentary Quickwindow Folio Case, which is valued at $60. Sprint…
Motorola Announces Moto X Launch in UK, France, and Germany on February 1
Certain European consumers interested in the Moto X smartphone from Motorola will soon have their chance to purchase the excellent handset. Expected to launch on February 1st, Motorola will sell its iconic Moto X device in Black or White in…
Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe
Tories shower DUP with cash gits to prop up minority government
The Democratic Unionist Party is to receive an extra £1bn in funding from Brit taxpayers, including £150m to spend on broadband infrastructure, after it agreed to prop up Theresa May's minority government.…
Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles
So, about that '1,000 games bundled with Vega+' boast, Retro Computers...
The owners of the rights to about 200 games to be bundled with the ZX Spectrum Vega+ is withdrawing permission for them to be included with the consoles unless its maker pays royalties for games on a previous device, The Register has learned.…
'The reduction in leverage is significant' – Parker
Everyone’s favourite people pimp Capita has permanently outsourced its Asset Services businesses to Link Administration for £888m – a fleeting injection of cash in the bank that will be used to reduce debts.…
Tech giants flash Russia their code blueprints in exchange for access
What could possibly go wrong?
Cisco, IBM, HP, McAfee and SAP are among plenty of western technology companies that have been showing their source code to Russian authorities in exchange for the right to sell their products in the country.…
AES-256 keys sniffed in seconds using €200 of kit a few inches away
Van Eck phreaking getting surprisingly cheap
Side-channel attacks that monitor a computer's electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer.…
Commentary: The View from Europe: The broader implications of Washington's new Cuba policy
On June 16, speaking in Miami, President Trump announced measures reversing aspects of his predecessor’s policy of normalising relations with Cuba. Although the changes seem minimal, the content of the accompanying presidential directive and the president’s remarks suggest new uncertainties...
Bahamas public justifiably horrified, says attorney general
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel said on Friday there is something “rotten in the state” as he referenced a number of reported cases of alleged misfeasance by the former Christie administration during the budget debate in the House of Assembly.
Marketing Strategies Today: How to build a rocking social media marketing plan
When it comes to making sure that you are able to share your platform and your business you want to make sure that you have the right social media initiatives. You need to know what you need to do to succeed and that means that you need to know what you need to do to be able to choose, track, and...
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it has committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). New high commissioner of the UK to the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Janet Douglas said...
Bahamas government to seek outside assistance in drafting anti-corruption legislation
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he instructed the Bahamas ministry of foreign affairs to seek assistance from the governments of the United Kingdom and Singapore for the drafting of anti-corruption legislation that would result in the asset seizure of corrupt public officials.
CANCUN, Mexico -- The unity displayed earlier by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries at the May 31 ‘meeting of consultation of ministers of foreign affairs’ of the 34-member Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington to discuss the situation in Venezuela...
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Chief Justice Ivor Archie has admitted that the Trinidad and Tobago judiciary made an error last month when it announced that the 53 cases left unfinished by former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar would have to be restarted. An embattled Archie made the statement...
Fraught events are besieging England like wild weeds o’er the green grass of Wimbledon. Brexit was (and remains) unsettling enough. But then Islamists started terrorizing the place. Then Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, which she (and every pundit) thought would forge national unity...