Amazon has shown how its new head office in Seattle looks like
Internet giant Amazon has opened a unique head office. A spherical glass building called “The Spheres”. However, the main feature is not in the architectural form, but in the fact that within the “spheres” planted about 40 thousand plants from fifty countries of the world.
The office constantly maintains humidity at 55-60%, as in a tropical forest. For irrigation of plants special sprayers are provided.
Amazon’s management hopes that such a work atmosphere will increase the productivity and creativity of its employees and allow them to more actively generate new ideas.
The company spent 7 years and $ 4 billion on construction of the building.
The first public buses without drivers began to run in northern Stockholm. They appeared on the roads of the business district on Wednesday, January 24, as part of the Nobina project.
Two buses now run between Kista and Victoria Tower on a pre-recorded 15-kilometer route at a speed of 20 km / h. GPS and special sensors ensure that the bus does not deviate from the route.
The bus does not have a steering wheel, but it can be manually controlled. In the cabin, there is a person in the event of an emergency, as required by applicable Swedish law.
Buses can carry 12 passengers, and travel is free of charge.
DigiTimes analyst Luke Lin said that Apple plans to release an updated iPhone SE in May or June 2018.
“Apple is preparing a new low-cost smartphone, the same as the iPhone SE. It will support wireless charging but will not be equipped with the 3D Touch display. Gadget production will begin in the second quarter of 2018. The announcement will be held in May or June, “said Luke Lin.
Earlier this month, representatives of the TrendForce site also announced the possible launch of the iPhone SE of the second generation by the end of the year.
It’s not known what exactly will look like the iPhone SE 2. Apple may introduce budget smartphones in the design of the iPhone X. If the corporation wants to change the look of the gadget, then it will definitely deprive its 3.5-mm headphone jack and increase the display.
Samsung’s new flagship will scan not only a person, but also a rainbow eye to recognize the user.
The less time left for the Samsung Galaxy S9 presentation, the more details about the novelty become known. Not so long ago the network got renders of the smartphone and even videos where you can see the working gadget.
Now it became known about one feature of the novelty – intellectual scanning. This system is not represented either in the stable operating software of Samsung, or in beta versions of Android 8.0 Oreo.
Representatives of the company describe the function as a combination of the mechanism of recognition of the user’s face with the scanning of the iris. Due to this, you can unlock the phone even in very dim or too bright light.
A YouTube video appeared on YouTube showing how the system will work.
Depending on the environment, the smartphone will give priority to one or another method of recognition in order to reduce the number of incorrect unblocking.
To operate such a function, it is not necessary to develop special cameras and sensors. Therefore, if Samsung Galaxy S9 succeeds, similar tools may appear in other smartphone brands.
OS 11.3 beta 1 Apple continues to rename its products and services by removing the cult letter i. This time the changes affected iBooks applications. Now it’s just Books.
Not so long ago, the same thing happened with the music component of iTunes. Though the iTunes Store still exists, the new music listening service called Apple Music, and the application itself, in which it works, is Music. Probably, after the final release of iOS 11.3, the iBooks Store library will turn into Apple Books.
It is worth noting that in the Russian language the Apple Music application is called “Music”. Perhaps later Books will be translated and named “Books”.
The new scheme of product names and services appeared in 2014, when Apple announced Apple Watch – a product that many called the iWatch before its release. It was then that the name became the name of the company. It is believed that the letter “i” disappears from the names of Apple products, because it has become too widespread. Many sites, repair shops and shops have assigned it to themselves. Now these institutions and resources are associated with the iPhone manufacturer, which the head of the corporation, apparently, does not really like.
This letter has a long history. The first product of the company with the letter i in the name appeared in 1998. It was an iMac computer. At that time, the letter “i” meant internet, and after somehow got accustomed and migrated to iPod, iPhone and iPad. Of course, such well-known devices of the company are unlikely to be renamed, but to wait for the emergence of new ones with a similar name is no longer worth it.
The first innovation in the Instagram social network was the new Stories view. Some users already have access to the Type tab, which allows you to add text with different styling to the record.
There are many different fonts and formats. So now you do not need to install third-party applications to work with text.
Another function is to report on creating user’s Stories screenshots. That is, when someone wants to make a screenshot of someone’s recording, the author of the post will get a message about it. It may have been created to prevent content being copied or unpredictable, which should be lost 24 hours after posting.
The network will not notify the author, if to make one screenshot Stories, the message will arrive only after the second time. For the first time, you can see a warning box: “Next time you make a screenshot of the pages, the author who posted it will be notified.”
YouTube Video Services has tightened the rules for bloggers who participate in the YouTube Partner Program monetization program.
By January 16, 2018, bloggers wishing to advertise had to collect 10,000 views. Now, YouTube partners must have at least 1000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of views per year.
New rules have already started for users who want to become part of the YouTube Partner Program. For existing partners the program terms will come into force on February 20, 2018.
The company recognized that they introduced new rules against the background of the events of 2017, which “touched the community and advertising partners” of the company.
On November 24, Mars, Adidas HP and other large companies declined to advertise on YouTube due to a scandal with inappropriate video comments for children. On January 11, 2018, YouTube’s blogger Logan Paul appeared in the center of the scandal through a video entitled “We Found a Dead Body in the Japanese Suicide Forest”.
Samsung Electronics has shared its vision of the Internet concept at CES 2018.
At a press conference Samsung demonstrated how to connect to the Internet can be used for home, work and on the go. The company plans to connect all its gadgets to the IoT ecosystem by 2020.
In the spring of 2018, Samsung is going to integrate its IoT applications, including Samsung Connect, Smart Home, Smart View and others into a single SmartThings application. This will allow you to connect and manage any device directly from your smartphone, TV or car using the Smart Things program.
The new products and services presented at CES 2018 clearly demonstrate the company’s achievements in the application of IoT technologies. They include refrigerators, automotive systems and other products.
Samsung is committed to setting industry standards in the IoT. Some products of the company – the Samsung ARTIK chip, the air conditioner and the Family Hub refrigerator – are already approved by the association for the compatibility criteria required to connect to the IoT.
FloydHub, a machine learning company, developed a neural network based on the pix2code algorithm, which can create ready-made sites with one image. For the algorithm, FloydHub employees downloaded screenshots with specific HTML tags. As a result, they received a database that allows existing sites to create new sites. The network is constantly learning, and the result is improved.
The entire process of creating a site is divided into three stages. Initially, the original image is downloaded to the neural network in JPEG format. The network recognizes all the elements in the image and converts them into HTML and CSS-code. Then the algorithm “issues” a ready-made website with a written code.
“Smart” things penetrate more and more into our lives. They simplify many aspects and give a lot of useful information. For example, recently the UK police decided to use “smart” Echo columns produced by Amazon to help the population and prevent crime.
The Lancashire County Police Department will use the Amazon Echo columns to send out information about missing and wanted people, as well as any other useful information that will enable people to live. In addition, the smart column will inform police officers of criminal activity and provide operational summaries and data about what’s happening around.
Israeli armed forces will equip soldiers with a new Shaked Fighting device with an Android-enabled smartphone. The device is equipped with a wrist strap and has a digital compass, a card, a camera, the option of recognizing allies on the battlefield and a means of communication with them. In this case, the device interface does not differentiate it from other smartphones. The management has already reported on the first Shaked Fighting test.
The Israeli army technology and logistics department said that Shaked Fighting would also be available in a special command line with communication devices, a portable external battery, and an additional phone, protected from water and beatings.
The tactical kit of Shaked Fighting has already been tested in the combat unit. The device received positive feedback, so by 2019 the Israeli army will begin mass production of new items.