Astronaut shares Valentine's heart-shaped lake from orbit     - CNET  European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet looked out the window from orbit Tuesday and spotted a sweet sight down on Earth just in time for Valentines Day. The photo which Pesquet shared on social media shows a heart-shaped lake shining through wispy clouds.   Pesquet doesnt say exactly where on Earth the lake can be found but it appears to be settled into a rocky and mountainous region. The shapes irregular but its…

Astronaut shares Valentine's heart-shaped lake from orbit - CNET European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet looked out the window from orbit Tuesday and spotted a sweet sight down on Earth just in time for Valentines Day. The photo which Pesquet shared on social media shows a heart-shaped lake shining through wispy clouds. Pesquet doesnt say exactly where on Earth the lake can be found but it appears to be settled into a rocky and mountainous region. The shapes irregular but its…

Astronaut photographs glorious 'sheet of flame' sunset     - CNET  Enlarge Image  This sunset is on fire. Photo by                                            NASA                                          We get some spectacular sunsets down here on Earth but those same light shows look very different from the vantage point of the International Space Station. NASA describes this sunset view over the South Atlantic as looking like a vast sheet of flame.   ISS astronauts view 16 sunsets each…

Astronaut photographs glorious 'sheet of flame' sunset - CNET Enlarge Image This sunset is on fire. Photo by NASA We get some spectacular sunsets down here on Earth but those same light shows look very different from the vantage point of the International Space Station. NASA describes this sunset view over the South Atlantic as looking like a vast sheet of flame. ISS astronauts view 16 sunsets each…

Digi.me bags $6.1M to put users in the driving seat for sharing personal data There is a lot of noise in the privacy space saysserial entrepreneur andDigi.mefounder Julian Ranger. And cutting through that noise isone of the big challenges he reckonsstands in the way ofhiscurrent startup. But the concept behind Digi.me is so intriguing that you really have to hope the team manages to make themselves heard.  Today the UK startup isannouncing a 4.2 million ($6.1M) Series A round of funding led…

Digi.me bags $6.1M to put users in the driving seat for sharing personal data There is a lot of noise in the privacy space saysserial entrepreneur andDigi.mefounder Julian Ranger. And cutting through that noise isone of the big challenges he reckonsstands in the way ofhiscurrent startup. But the concept behind Digi.me is so intriguing that you really have to hope the team manages to make themselves heard. Today the UK startup isannouncing a 4.2 million ($6.1M) Series A round of funding led…

Warner Bros. busted for paying YouTubers for positive game reviews Image: shadow of mordor website  By Saba Hamedy2016-07-12 00:11:26 UTC  LOS ANGELES  The Federal Trade Commission called out Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Monday for paying YouTube creators to endorse the publishers game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.  In a settlement the FTC said the entertainment company failed to adequately disclose it paid influencers hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars to create sponsored…

Warner Bros. busted for paying YouTubers for positive game reviews Image: shadow of mordor website By Saba Hamedy2016-07-12 00:11:26 UTC LOS ANGELES The Federal Trade Commission called out Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Monday for paying YouTube creators to endorse the publishers game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. In a settlement the FTC said the entertainment company failed to adequately disclose it paid influencers hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars to create sponsored…

How Pinterests visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine Sometime around 2013 and 2014 deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision.  At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken because around that time he and a few others began working on some internal…

How Pinterests visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine Sometime around 2013 and 2014 deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken because around that time he and a few others began working on some internal…

Qualcomm to acquire NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion Qualcomm will acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth around $47 billion in a cash deal. The two chip-making giants were said to have reached an agreement last week but todays announcement from Qualcomm makes it official.  The acquisition will create a combined company with annual revenue north of $30 billion and give Qualcomm additional expertise in security identity and automotive processor components to complement its mobile IoT and…

Qualcomm to acquire NXP Semiconductor for $47 billion Qualcomm will acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth around $47 billion in a cash deal. The two chip-making giants were said to have reached an agreement last week but todays announcement from Qualcomm makes it official. The acquisition will create a combined company with annual revenue north of $30 billion and give Qualcomm additional expertise in security identity and automotive processor components to complement its mobile IoT and…

SuperAwesomes PopJam Platform lets developers add kid-friendly social feed to apps When SuperAwesome acquired Mind Candys PopJam  a sort of Instagram for kids  last year the stated plan was to marry SuperAwesomes expertise and reach in kid-friendly advertising with PopJams growing user base of kids and brands in order to monetize the app. But actually the vision that SuperAwesome founder Dylan Collins had for PopJam was much bigger.  Rather than think of it as simply an app or given Mind…

SuperAwesomes PopJam Platform lets developers add kid-friendly social feed to apps When SuperAwesome acquired Mind Candys PopJam a sort of Instagram for kids last year the stated plan was to marry SuperAwesomes expertise and reach in kid-friendly advertising with PopJams growing user base of kids and brands in order to monetize the app. But actually the vision that SuperAwesome founder Dylan Collins had for PopJam was much bigger. Rather than think of it as simply an app or given Mind…

Spotify and AccuWeather team to match music mood and monsoons The weather and its many faces have served as aninspiration for many musicians who have crooned about the London fog the Sun coming outstormy weather and the clothes you wearfor a season. Now Spotify is teaming up with AccuWeather to build on that with a new service called Climatune playlists that are based on the weather in your location in real-time and the mood that it creates.  This is reminiscent of a feature that Songza…

Spotify and AccuWeather team to match music mood and monsoons The weather and its many faces have served as aninspiration for many musicians who have crooned about the London fog the Sun coming outstormy weather and the clothes you wearfor a season. Now Spotify is teaming up with AccuWeather to build on that with a new service called Climatune playlists that are based on the weather in your location in real-time and the mood that it creates. This is reminiscent of a feature that Songza…

NXPs new autonomous driving products focus on safety self-driving trucks NXP Semiconductor which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-value target for the mobile chip giant. Each of three new products NXP announced today promises to advance tech related to self-driving vehicles.  In the autonomous car market NXP revealed a new microcontroller product for use with…

NXPs new autonomous driving products focus on safety self-driving trucks NXP Semiconductor which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-value target for the mobile chip giant. Each of three new products NXP announced today promises to advance tech related to self-driving vehicles. In the autonomous car market NXP revealed a new microcontroller product for use with…

People are thanking Tim Berners-Lee to mark the 25th anniversary of the World Wide WebThis guy is pretty much the reason youre currently reading this.  Image: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/twitter/@blishop/mashable composite  By Sam Haysom2016-08-23 09:45:18 UTC  LONDON  One British computer scientist is going to have a hell of a lot of Twitter notifications by the end of the day.  On Tuesday morning people took to social media to mark Internaut Day  the anniversary of the date on which Tim…

People are thanking Tim Berners-Lee to mark the 25th anniversary of the World Wide WebThis guy is pretty much the reason youre currently reading this. Image: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/twitter/@blishop/mashable composite By Sam Haysom2016-08-23 09:45:18 UTC LONDON One British computer scientist is going to have a hell of a lot of Twitter notifications by the end of the day. On Tuesday morning people took to social media to mark Internaut Day the anniversary of the date on which Tim…

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