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September 22 2017

anwenwilson

Seven lessons for VR journalists, from the people who should know

As soon as virtual reality headsets became accessible, newspapers and broadcasters dived eagerly into it, determined not to be left behind as they were with digital. Three years on and they have produced some of the best work in the new medium. But as VR struggles to generate popular interest, the question remains: is it worth the effort?
A new report by BBC Research and Development editor Zillah Watson for The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism provides some initial answers. Based on interviews with more than 20 VR practitioners in the USA and Europe, including the New York Times, USA Today, Die Welt, ARTE, the Guardian and Sky, the report shows an industry moving tentatively forward – but experiencing doubts about the long-term benefits. The report, which is released this week, has lessons not only for journalists but also anyone interested in VR. Here are seven things I learned:The New York Times wins praise for its “pioneering work,” as do The Guardian and public broadcaster ARTE, which created the multi-award-winning Notes on Blindness.

One reason for this

the enthusiasm among journalists for VR. Part of this is simple curiosity – but there’s also a difference between VR and other technologies. As Paul Cheung, former director of interactives and digital news production at Associated Press told Watson: “For automation and AI [journalists] just think the robot is going to replace them. Whereas 360 is about creative energy – we’ll be able to cover stories that we probably found quite dull, differently.” 
But lots of bad work too, which is a problem
If content is, as the cliché goes, king, then in VR the royal line is much diluted. Many of Watson’s interviewees worried that bad content – in particular the reams of cheap 360 video dumped onto YouTube – would put people off VR.

As Max Boenke, Head of Video at Berliner Morgenpost put it: “I’m afraid that more and more people in news organisations use 360 for stories that are not interesting. Bad content will keep people away from watching it.”
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How to buy a laptop – finding the perfect machine for you

When it comes to buying a laptop, there are plenty of ways to proceed. You can read TechRadar's ultimate list of best laptops and choose which one you want to buy. Or you could look out for cheap laptop deals (although you probably have to move quickly on these).

Alternatively, for those who want to do the legwork and require a more bespoke solution for their needs, we've put together a list of 10 easy steps to follow in order to identify the perfect laptop for you, and the best way to buy it.

Note that this guide is crafted for a UK audience (although a lot of the advice is still valid for other territories) and deals mostly with new rather than refurbished laptops.

Moreover, this article will appeal mostly to consumer buyers rather than small and medium-sized businesses or enterprises whose needs and requirements will differ from the aforementioned group.

If you have additional questions or want some clarification about how to choose a laptop, feel free to ask these in the comments at the end of this article. So, without further ado, let's look at the considerations you need to be mulling over.


anwenwilson

Buying a VPN? Here are 7 things to look for

Choosing a VPN is like shopping for any other service: you’ve got to weigh up the features on offer – and the ones you’re likely to use – against the price of the subscription.While on the face of it this is no different from pricing and selecting any other subscription product, what makes things more challenging in terms of VPNs is the number of differentiating features – and the fact that novices may not even be aware of what to look for in terms of features. Also, it doesn’t help that many VPN websites run with very flashy designs, but are often short on the details of the spec and service. By spelling everything out in simple terms, this article will point you in the right direction in terms of getting the best VPN for your needs at an affordable price.

1. Number of servers

Remember that a VPN works by creating an encrypted data tunnel between the user and the provider’s server. While we think about the VPN as having ‘a server’, the reality is that any VPN will need to have many servers to handle all of this traffic, and to allow many users to connect.

Better VPN services will state how many servers they have. For example, NordVPN says that it has just over 1,000 servers. A larger number of servers means that the user should get more bandwidth and therefore faster speeds when connected to the VPN.

2. Location of servers

You’ve more than likely heard the phrase ‘location, location, location’ when it comes to real estate, which hammers home the importance of the area in which you buy a house. Well, the location of your VPN server is equally important when it comes to your internet connection.

On the one hand, having a VPN server located nearby can be advantageous for a no-lag, responsive connection, which is very useful when partaking of activities such as online gaming.

Alternatively, a VPN server in another country can be an asset to overcome geo-blocking restrictions, as the user appears to be in the same country as the server and can thus access otherwise blocked content. This is how some users access the US version of Netflix from the UK, for example.

3. Data caps

Internet usage is all based on the transmitting and receiving of data. While many ISPs still have unlimited data plans, it is not so simple when looking at a VPN service. Some VPN plans offer a free tier and a paid tier. Of those that offer a free plan, the major restriction is that it offers a limited amount of data for the month, in the hope that the user will try the service out, use up the data in less than a month, and therefore decide to make the move to become a paid subscriber.

One VPN, Windscribe, takes this approach with its free tier, but offers a generous 10GB of data for each month – far more than some rivals which might only give you 1GB (or even less).



September 18 2017

anwenwilson

Windows 10 news - Microsoft launch new product with hidden security feature

MICROSOFT has quietly unveiled a new, sleek Windows 10 input device which has a hidden security feature. Microsoft unveiled their successor to the Surface Keyboard, the Modern Keyboard, which looks virtually identical to its predecessor.However, tucked away between the alt and ctrl keys is a hidden fingerprint scanner. It is designed to blend into the keyboard so it appears like any other key to the undiscerning eye.Describing the feature, Microsoft said: “Our vision was to blend the Fingerprint reader into a keyboard, so it would appear to be any other key.


“We iterated relentlessly to improve each layer, making sure they came together to create a flawless typing experience that felt like any other key.” The fingerprint scanner lets users log into Windows 10 or websites using Windows Hello. The Modern Keyboard will work with Windows 10, MacOS and the latest Android versions. The Microsoft product comes in a silver and grey finish, and can work as a wired keyboard, or wireless via Bluetooth 4.0.Microsoft said the Modern Keyboard will work particularly well with Windows 10 Surface Studio, Pro and Laptop devices. It will also work with computers using Windows 8 and above as well as the Windows 10 Phone. In the States it has been priced at $129.99 (£101.58).

Microsoft also unveiled the Modern Mouse, which features near invisible buttons and a metal scroll wheel.It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and Microsoft promised the mouse boasts "exceptional precision.” It requires a pair of AAA batteries, while the Modern Keyboard is powered off of a rechargeable battery. No specific release date has been given, but both devices are “coming soon”. The Surface Keyboard, which was only recently debuted, is currently available and costs £89.99 from the Microsoft Store. In other Windows news, we recently revealed how - despite the free upgrade offer ending last year - you might still be able to upgrade Windows 10 free.
anwenwilson

Why the UK should care about James Comey's Trump testimony

During his time as acting director of the FBI under the Trump administration, James Comey took notes. Meticulously recorded and including shocking claims, these memos were cross-examined at a Congressional hearing in Washington DC. Comey's testimony to Congress is the first time he has spoken publicly about his investigation into possible connections between the Trump administration and the Russian government. Before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey went on to say that while he believes no votes were altered in the US Presidential election, he has "no doubt" that Russia meddled in the electoral process. Furthermore, he has raised questions about Donald Trump's role in obstructing the investigation, referencing one instance when he claims Trump told him: "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty." When asked why Comey created records of his conversations with Trump, he stated that: "I knew there would come a day that I might need a record, not just to defend myself, but to defend the FBI." He makes a point that he never felt the need to document meetings between President George W. Bush or Barack Obama.

His reasoning for recording his conversations with Trump is sobering: "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting."Last month, Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as the Special Counsel to examine the possibility of Trump's collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. He has since requested interviews with high-ranking former intelligence officials, who it has been suggested were asked by Trump to convince Comey to drop his investigation into the election. According to the New York Times, Mueller's actions hint at an investigation into Donald Trump's obstruction of justice. In response to Mueller's requests, Christopher Ruddy, a long-time friend of Trump's, claimed in an interview on Monday that Trump was considering firing Mueller, as he had done with Comey, but that sources inside the White House have advised him "not to do it".
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Queen's speech shows the government is pushing through with plans to control the web

As prime minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign, her attempts to create a government are moving ahead. May's plans for the next two years of parliament have been laid out today in the Queen's speech.The Queen announced May's legislation proposals during an appearance in the House of Lords as she sat alongside Prince Charles. Yet, a number of key Conservative Party manifesto pledges and plans – surrounding a so-called dementia tax and a state visit of Donald Trump – were missed out. A government breakdown of the points are here and a list of talking points has also been published. These are the main, science, technology, and business proposals announced on behalf of the Prime Minister. The majority of these are extensions on proposals put forward in the Conservative manifesto. 

Digital charter
A new Digital Charter will be created by the government. May says this will have two objectives: to make it easier to run online companies and make the UK "the safest place in the world to be online". The Charter will be "underpinned" by regulations. There are no details on what these will be but May has already started working with other countries to develop fines for tech companies that don't remove terror content from their networks.


September 12 2017

anwenwilson

Microsoft’s smart new tricks for Office 365 include collaboration in Excel

Microsoft has announced a fresh batch of new features which have arrived for Office 365, including the debut of co-authoring in Excel.
Yes, co-authoring is now live in the spreadsheet program, meaning you can collaborate with other folks in Excel files which are stored in OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business) or SharePoint Online. Furthermore, Microsoft has added auto-save functionality for Word, Excel or PowerPoint files being worked on and stored in these cloud services, so every change will automatically be saved without the user having to worry about manually doing so. This is also live right now.
Yammering away

Microsoft also did some work on Yammer, overhauling the iPad app with a fresh design and universal search functionality. Office 365 usage reports now have a Yammer activity report, as well.Microsoft Teams got some attention in terms of its usage in schools, with the introduction of the ability for both teachers and students to obtain a full view of their OneNote Class Notebook inside Teams.IT admins have been given the ability to set permissions when it comes to third-party apps in Teams, and also the power to disable (or enable) private chats. And when it comes to class assignments, it’s now possible for teachers to add web links to reference materials, which will obviously come in pretty handy.

All of the aforementioned features are now available, and the final piece of the Office 365 puzzle is rich profiles, which are currently rolling out to Outlook for Windows. The new profiles automatically surface the most relevant contact information and related conversations and files.It might interest you to learn that Microsoft also recently bolstered the collaboration chops of the preview version of Office, adding in-line chat functionality to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

anwenwilson

Take part in the first online AI study of human intelligence

Put your intelligence to the ultimate test and see how you fare compared with other people.In around half an hour, the artificial intelligence developed by a team at Imperial College London – nicknamed Cognitron - will put you through a series of a dozen customised tests and, after you have supplied a few details, tell you how well you did.The online study uses web-based AI developed by neuroscientists Romy Lorenz, Rob Leech, Pete Hellyer and Adam Hampshire at Imperial’s Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, ‘C3NL’. The AI will harvest information from thousands of people and dozens of tests, enabling it to explore hundreds of different measures of cognitive ability.

The subject of intelligence remains contentious, not least because there is still no agreement on precisely what the word means. Tthe AI will tinker with the tests to find out if intelligence can be divided into different types of cognitive ability like verbal reasoning and focused attention, or if such cognitive skills are all interdependent. Ultimately, Cognitron aims to understand if AI is the key to understanding human intelligence.The more people who take part in the AI experiment, the richer the insights into human intelligence that should emerge. Cognitron should be able work out the major components of human intelligence by harnessing the ability to learn in an iterative manner. According to Adam Hampshire, if the test reaches more than 20,000 participants, ‘the AI can learn and map out the structure of human intelligence in greater detail than any previous study.’



September 06 2017

anwenwilson

Hyperloop One hits 309km/h in latest test

"When you hear the sound of the Hyperloop One, you hear the sound of the future," said Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman and Co-founder of Hyperloop One.

And that sound is Woosh. Hyperloop One has started to show off the types of speeds promised by the magnetic levitating train technology, entering its second phase of testing in the Nevada desert with the pod hurtling through the near-vacuum test tunnel at speeds of 309km/h.
The Hyperloop One XP-1 pod accelerated for 300m before coming to a gradual stop, the company said, in a tube depressurised to the equivalent of air at 200,000 feet above sea level. The trial put to the test the motor, controls, guidance system, suspension and more.

In the first phase of the trials in May 2016, Hyperloop One travelled at 69mph for 315 feet after 30m of acceleration, using 891 horsepower. In this second test, the pod went 2.7 times faster, travelled 1,433 feet, accelerated for 300m and had horsepower of 3,151.Josh Giegel, President of Engineering and Co-founder of Hyperloop One, said in a statement: "Phase 2 was far more difficult as we built upon everything we learned from our initial test and accomplished faster speeds at a farther distance. We’re now one step closer to deploying Hyperloop around the world.”

There's still plenty of progress that needs to made, however. This test's "historic record" puts it on par with fast trains on the continent — Italy's Frecciarossa 1000 trains top 360km/h — though Hyperloop One eventually promises top speeds of 1,200km/h.

August 24 2017

anwenwilson

Do not look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses

Don’t forget that you have to wear special glasses to watch the solar eclipse.

While people are travelling hundreds of miles to be in the eclipse's path of totality, you can still see a partial eclipse – where the moon only covers part of the sun – in someplace like New York or Washington, DC. Norton Contact Number Nasa’s official safety guidelines say that “homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun”. Here is where you can get the proper eyewear: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Bi-Mart, Casey’s General Store, Hobby Town, Kirkland's, Kroger, London Drugs, Love’s Travel Stops, Lowe’s, Maverik, McDonald’s, Pilot/Flying J, Toys “R” Us, Walmart You should call ahead to see if these stores still have ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses in-stock.

How the glasses work: Solar eclipse glasses are usually about 100,000 times darker than sunglasses and are made of black polymer that blocks out all UV rays and nearly all visible light, according to the OC Register. But no matter what recommended technique you use to watch the eclipse, Nasa says, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks.

The do-it-yourself method: If you're having no luck finding glasses to wear, you can watch the eclipse via pinhole projection by creating something that allows sunlight to pass through a small opening. An easy example of this is using a hole-punch to make a hole in an index card. Do not look at the sun through the hole. Instead, project the sun onto a surface – such as a wall, sidewalk or cardboard.

You can also make waffle fingers. Do this by looking away from the sun and crosshatching your fingers, so they make little holes and can project the sun’s rays onto the side of a building or sidewalk

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August 22 2017

anwenwilson

Judge who offered to pay court fine for teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser found guilty of misconduct

A judge who offered to pay a court fine for a teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser has been found guilty of misconduct. Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC made the offer after hearing the Bradford girl’s case.The teenager, then aged 14, had stabbed her abuser six years after he walked free from court, despite assaulting her when she was eight years old.The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with attempted murder, but prosecutors eventually accepted a lighter charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Judge Hall sentenced the teenager to a two-year youth rehabilitation order and told her not to pay the mandatory victim surcharge, adding: “If anyone tries to force you, I will pay it myself.” The decision prompted an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, which found his comments amounted to misconduct He was given “formal advice” – the lowest sanction possible, The Times reports.

The teenage girl had told the court she had felt let down by the justice system, after she gave evidence at her abuser’s trial in 2009.The man, who was 56 at the time of the knife attack, had been found guilty of abuse, but was only sentenced to a community order, with a supervision requirement.

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August 14 2017

anwenwilson

Facebook expands its video offering in a bid to complete with TV

Facebook has made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.The redesigned product, called "Watch," will be available initially to a limited group in the US on Facebook's mobile app, website and television apps, the company said. The world's largest social network added a video tab last year, and it has been dropping hints for months that it wanted to become a source of original and well-produced videos, rather than just shows made by users. Reuters reported in May that Facebook had signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to produce shows, both scripted and unscripted. "We've learned that people like the serendipity of discovering videos in News Feed, but they also want a dedicated place they can go to watch videos," Daniel Danker, Facebook's product director, said in a statement on Wednesday.Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that Watch would allow users to "chat and connect with people during an episode, and join groups with people who like the same shows afterwards to build community." Facebook said the shows would include videos of the Women's National Basketball Association, a parenting show from Time Inc and a safari show from National Geographic. Facebook is already broadcasting some Major League Baseball games and that would continue, the company said.

ATTN said on Wednesday it had two original series coming to Facebook Watch: a health program with actress Jessica Alba and a relationship advice show. Eventually, the platform would be open to any show creator as a place to distribute video, Facebook said.

The company, based in Menlo Park, California, faces a crowded market with not only traditional television networks but newer producers such as Netflix and YouTube as well as Twitter and Snap.

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September 18 2017

anwenwilson

Windows 10 news - Microsoft launch new product with hidden security feature

MICROSOFT has quietly unveiled a new, sleek Windows 10 input device which has a hidden security feature. Microsoft unveiled their successor to the Surface Keyboard, the Modern Keyboard, which looks virtually identical to its predecessor.However, tucked away between the alt and ctrl keys is a hidden fingerprint scanner. It is designed to blend into the keyboard so it appears like any other key to the undiscerning eye.Describing the feature, Microsoft said: “Our vision was to blend the Fingerprint reader into a keyboard, so it would appear to be any other key.


“We iterated relentlessly to improve each layer, making sure they came together to create a flawless typing experience that felt like any other key.” The fingerprint scanner lets users log into Windows 10 or websites using Windows Hello. The Modern Keyboard will work with Windows 10, MacOS and the latest Android versions. The Microsoft product comes in a silver and grey finish, and can work as a wired keyboard, or wireless via Bluetooth 4.0.Microsoft said the Modern Keyboard will work particularly well with Windows 10 Surface Studio, Pro and Laptop devices. It will also work with computers using Windows 8 and above as well as the Windows 10 Phone. In the States it has been priced at $129.99 (£101.58).

Microsoft also unveiled the Modern Mouse, which features near invisible buttons and a metal scroll wheel.It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and Microsoft promised the mouse boasts "exceptional precision.” It requires a pair of AAA batteries, while the Modern Keyboard is powered off of a rechargeable battery. No specific release date has been given, but both devices are “coming soon”. The Surface Keyboard, which was only recently debuted, is currently available and costs £89.99 from the Microsoft Store. In other Windows news, we recently revealed how - despite the free upgrade offer ending last year - you might still be able to upgrade Windows 10 free.
anwenwilson

Why the UK should care about James Comey's Trump testimony

During his time as acting director of the FBI under the Trump administration, James Comey took notes. Meticulously recorded and including shocking claims, these memos were cross-examined at a Congressional hearing in Washington DC. Comey's testimony to Congress is the first time he has spoken publicly about his investigation into possible connections between the Trump administration and the Russian government. Before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey went on to say that while he believes no votes were altered in the US Presidential election, he has "no doubt" that Russia meddled in the electoral process. Furthermore, he has raised questions about Donald Trump's role in obstructing the investigation, referencing one instance when he claims Trump told him: "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty." When asked why Comey created records of his conversations with Trump, he stated that: "I knew there would come a day that I might need a record, not just to defend myself, but to defend the FBI." He makes a point that he never felt the need to document meetings between President George W. Bush or Barack Obama.

His reasoning for recording his conversations with Trump is sobering: "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting."Last month, Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as the Special Counsel to examine the possibility of Trump's collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. He has since requested interviews with high-ranking former intelligence officials, who it has been suggested were asked by Trump to convince Comey to drop his investigation into the election. According to the New York Times, Mueller's actions hint at an investigation into Donald Trump's obstruction of justice. In response to Mueller's requests, Christopher Ruddy, a long-time friend of Trump's, claimed in an interview on Monday that Trump was considering firing Mueller, as he had done with Comey, but that sources inside the White House have advised him "not to do it".
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anwenwilson

Queen's speech shows the government is pushing through with plans to control the web

As prime minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign, her attempts to create a government are moving ahead. May's plans for the next two years of parliament have been laid out today in the Queen's speech.The Queen announced May's legislation proposals during an appearance in the House of Lords as she sat alongside Prince Charles. Yet, a number of key Conservative Party manifesto pledges and plans – surrounding a so-called dementia tax and a state visit of Donald Trump – were missed out. A government breakdown of the points are here and a list of talking points has also been published. These are the main, science, technology, and business proposals announced on behalf of the Prime Minister. The majority of these are extensions on proposals put forward in the Conservative manifesto. 

Digital charter
A new Digital Charter will be created by the government. May says this will have two objectives: to make it easier to run online companies and make the UK "the safest place in the world to be online". The Charter will be "underpinned" by regulations. There are no details on what these will be but May has already started working with other countries to develop fines for tech companies that don't remove terror content from their networks.


September 12 2017

anwenwilson

Microsoft’s smart new tricks for Office 365 include collaboration in Excel

Microsoft has announced a fresh batch of new features which have arrived for Office 365, including the debut of co-authoring in Excel.
Yes, co-authoring is now live in the spreadsheet program, meaning you can collaborate with other folks in Excel files which are stored in OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business) or SharePoint Online. Furthermore, Microsoft has added auto-save functionality for Word, Excel or PowerPoint files being worked on and stored in these cloud services, so every change will automatically be saved without the user having to worry about manually doing so. This is also live right now.
Yammering away

Microsoft also did some work on Yammer, overhauling the iPad app with a fresh design and universal search functionality. Office 365 usage reports now have a Yammer activity report, as well.Microsoft Teams got some attention in terms of its usage in schools, with the introduction of the ability for both teachers and students to obtain a full view of their OneNote Class Notebook inside Teams.IT admins have been given the ability to set permissions when it comes to third-party apps in Teams, and also the power to disable (or enable) private chats. And when it comes to class assignments, it’s now possible for teachers to add web links to reference materials, which will obviously come in pretty handy.

All of the aforementioned features are now available, and the final piece of the Office 365 puzzle is rich profiles, which are currently rolling out to Outlook for Windows. The new profiles automatically surface the most relevant contact information and related conversations and files.It might interest you to learn that Microsoft also recently bolstered the collaboration chops of the preview version of Office, adding in-line chat functionality to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

anwenwilson

Take part in the first online AI study of human intelligence

Put your intelligence to the ultimate test and see how you fare compared with other people.In around half an hour, the artificial intelligence developed by a team at Imperial College London – nicknamed Cognitron - will put you through a series of a dozen customised tests and, after you have supplied a few details, tell you how well you did.The online study uses web-based AI developed by neuroscientists Romy Lorenz, Rob Leech, Pete Hellyer and Adam Hampshire at Imperial’s Computational, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, ‘C3NL’. The AI will harvest information from thousands of people and dozens of tests, enabling it to explore hundreds of different measures of cognitive ability.

The subject of intelligence remains contentious, not least because there is still no agreement on precisely what the word means. Tthe AI will tinker with the tests to find out if intelligence can be divided into different types of cognitive ability like verbal reasoning and focused attention, or if such cognitive skills are all interdependent. Ultimately, Cognitron aims to understand if AI is the key to understanding human intelligence.The more people who take part in the AI experiment, the richer the insights into human intelligence that should emerge. Cognitron should be able work out the major components of human intelligence by harnessing the ability to learn in an iterative manner. According to Adam Hampshire, if the test reaches more than 20,000 participants, ‘the AI can learn and map out the structure of human intelligence in greater detail than any previous study.’



September 06 2017

anwenwilson

Hyperloop One hits 309km/h in latest test

"When you hear the sound of the Hyperloop One, you hear the sound of the future," said Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman and Co-founder of Hyperloop One.

And that sound is Woosh. Hyperloop One has started to show off the types of speeds promised by the magnetic levitating train technology, entering its second phase of testing in the Nevada desert with the pod hurtling through the near-vacuum test tunnel at speeds of 309km/h.
The Hyperloop One XP-1 pod accelerated for 300m before coming to a gradual stop, the company said, in a tube depressurised to the equivalent of air at 200,000 feet above sea level. The trial put to the test the motor, controls, guidance system, suspension and more.

In the first phase of the trials in May 2016, Hyperloop One travelled at 69mph for 315 feet after 30m of acceleration, using 891 horsepower. In this second test, the pod went 2.7 times faster, travelled 1,433 feet, accelerated for 300m and had horsepower of 3,151.Josh Giegel, President of Engineering and Co-founder of Hyperloop One, said in a statement: "Phase 2 was far more difficult as we built upon everything we learned from our initial test and accomplished faster speeds at a farther distance. We’re now one step closer to deploying Hyperloop around the world.”

There's still plenty of progress that needs to made, however. This test's "historic record" puts it on par with fast trains on the continent — Italy's Frecciarossa 1000 trains top 360km/h — though Hyperloop One eventually promises top speeds of 1,200km/h.

August 24 2017

anwenwilson

Do not look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses

Don’t forget that you have to wear special glasses to watch the solar eclipse.

While people are travelling hundreds of miles to be in the eclipse's path of totality, you can still see a partial eclipse – where the moon only covers part of the sun – in someplace like New York or Washington, DC. Norton Contact Number Nasa’s official safety guidelines say that “homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun”. Here is where you can get the proper eyewear: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Bi-Mart, Casey’s General Store, Hobby Town, Kirkland's, Kroger, London Drugs, Love’s Travel Stops, Lowe’s, Maverik, McDonald’s, Pilot/Flying J, Toys “R” Us, Walmart You should call ahead to see if these stores still have ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses in-stock.

How the glasses work: Solar eclipse glasses are usually about 100,000 times darker than sunglasses and are made of black polymer that blocks out all UV rays and nearly all visible light, according to the OC Register. But no matter what recommended technique you use to watch the eclipse, Nasa says, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks.

The do-it-yourself method: If you're having no luck finding glasses to wear, you can watch the eclipse via pinhole projection by creating something that allows sunlight to pass through a small opening. An easy example of this is using a hole-punch to make a hole in an index card. Do not look at the sun through the hole. Instead, project the sun onto a surface – such as a wall, sidewalk or cardboard.

You can also make waffle fingers. Do this by looking away from the sun and crosshatching your fingers, so they make little holes and can project the sun’s rays onto the side of a building or sidewalk

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August 22 2017

anwenwilson

Judge who offered to pay court fine for teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser found guilty of misconduct

A judge who offered to pay a court fine for a teenager who stabbed her paedophile abuser has been found guilty of misconduct. Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC made the offer after hearing the Bradford girl’s case.The teenager, then aged 14, had stabbed her abuser six years after he walked free from court, despite assaulting her when she was eight years old.The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with attempted murder, but prosecutors eventually accepted a lighter charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Judge Hall sentenced the teenager to a two-year youth rehabilitation order and told her not to pay the mandatory victim surcharge, adding: “If anyone tries to force you, I will pay it myself.” The decision prompted an investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, which found his comments amounted to misconduct He was given “formal advice” – the lowest sanction possible, The Times reports.

The teenage girl had told the court she had felt let down by the justice system, after she gave evidence at her abuser’s trial in 2009.The man, who was 56 at the time of the knife attack, had been found guilty of abuse, but was only sentenced to a community order, with a supervision requirement.

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