Ambient computing is what happens with AI meets the IoT

Ambient computing, also known as ambient intelligence, is likely a phrase you are going to hear more about over the coming years, as the Internet of Things starts to make more sense, homing in on clearer use cases than merely being a huge, sprawling collection of connected devices. Where the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to describe the smart home and how devices within it connect together, ambient computing is more about what happens once these devices are connected, and what they can learn from each other. Instead of us taking direct control of the smart devices — switching on the heating from our phone, for example — ambient computing is when the devices think for themselves, like a Nest Learning Thermostat. Ambient computing will lead to a future where the smart home runs itself, based on our needs and external factors like the weather, time of year, our daily schedule, and even our mood. Samsung is keen to use the word ‘ambient’ to describe its smart home technologies, and in early 2018 announced Project Ambient, a conceptual look at what it calls “the automated living space of the future.” At the time, Samsung focused on how small listening d...

Washing Machine Tariffs Are Still Putting Consumers Through the Wringers

Washing machine prices have increased $86 per unit since the tariffs were introduced. (Photo: Getty Images) Tori Whiting is the Jay Van Andel trade economist in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. While tariffs are forcing American families to pay 12% more for their washing machines, 12 members of Congress from Ohio—from both sides of the political aisle—are urging President Donald Trump to maintain tariffs on washers. These tariffs, which range from 20% to 50%, were imposed back in January 2018 after an investigation that determined the domestic washer industry was being injured by imports, when the primary domestic manufacturer affected was just one firm; namely, Whirlpool. Since that decision, washer tariffs and additional duties on washing machine parts have resulted in minimal job creation for Whirlpool. These tariffs are on top of the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed in 2018, both of which are vital inputs for washer manufacturing. Marc Bitzer, the company’s CEO, stated that “the net impact of all remedies and tariffs has turned into a headwind for us.” Results from Whirlpool’s recent first-quarter statement show a signific...

Milacron Holdings Corp., a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, is to present

Milacron Holdings Corp., a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, is to present its latest cutting-edge technologies in its upcoming participation at K 2019. K Show will take place from 16-23 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. Milacron will be displaying its industry-leading technologies including Milacron injection moulding machines, ‘Mold-Masters’ hot runners, control systems and co-injection, DME mould technology solutions, and industrial supplies. The industry’s only integrated plastics processing provider, Milacron, has combined the individual strengths of industry-leading product brands Ferromatik, Mold-Masters, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL. Technologies such as injection, co-injection, extrusion, hot runner systems, control systems, and mould technologies have been unified to create the industry’s most comprehensive integrated plastics solutions provider. 1.5l Blow Moulding Machine Milacron will have an assorted display of innovative products and solutions at K 2019 from our industry-leading brands. Milacron will focus on automotive, medical, packaging, and technical applications. Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distributi...

Goodbye smudges. For Gorilla Glass phones, matte could be the new black

A new Corning technology can etch designs — one day, maybe even a photo of your dog — onto the back glass panel of a phone. Fingerprint-smudged smartphones may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new technology from glass maker Corning.  Handset vendors like Apple and Samsung have been incorporating more and more glass in their phone designs over the past couple of years. While devices originally had glass just over the front touchscreen, designs now contain glass that curves around the edges of the phone and sometimes covers the entire back of the device.  This year, about 28 percent of all phones sold — and nearly 100 percent of pricey, high-end phones — will have glass on the back of the device, said John Bayne, general manager of Corning’s Gorilla Glass business.  “We’re seeing glass on the back because glass supports wireless charging and higher data rates like 5G, and metal is on the wrong side of the technology curve,” Bayne said in an interview Wednesday after a Corning press event in Sunnyvale, California. Corning says it has a workaround for all of those smudges. It’s developed technology to etch designs on its ...

What are the best heated travel blanket to buy in 2019 ?- Top 6 Best heated travel blanket Reviews!

When it comes to selecting between the best heated travel blanket brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. heated travel blanket and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important. You will be also surprised to know that the bigger brands actually spend considerable money in research and creating designs. No matter whether you are creating a traditional or want to go for one of the contemporary , you will find products to suit your budget and needs. These brands often have great warranty on their products, so think of this like an investment, at least for the next Two to Three years. Over the years, these top brands have added more choices to each range and collection, and with new products, better technology, finishes and makes, people have more choices. In fact, most of these so-called ‘cheaper’ brands rely on the heated travel blanket brands for ideas. Here is a list of all kinds of best heated travel blanket with various features at dif...

The global market for carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) should reach $1.2 billion by 2022 from $1.0 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%, from 2017 to 2022

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The global market for carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) should reach $1.2 billion by 2022 from $1.0 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%, from 2017 to 2022. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05264583 • The Asia Pacific market for CMC is expected to grow from $330 million in 2017 to $411 million in 2022 at a CAGR of 4.5% for the period 2017-2022. • The European market for CMC is expected to grow from $285 million in 2017 to $307 million in 2022 at a CAGR of 1.5% for the period 2017-2022. Chapter 1: Introduction Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is a cellulose derivative derived from wood pulp or cotton linters. It is a cellulose polysaccharide with carboxymethyl groups (-CH-COOH) bound to some of the hydroxyl groups (OH) of the glucopyranose monomers that make up the cellulose backbone. The production of CMC is achieved by a two-step reaction of alkali-catalyzed cellulose with monochloroacetic acid. CMC is commercially sold as sodium salt and scientifically known as sodium carboxymethylcellulose (Na-CMC). In commercial trade practice, however, it is widely known as carboxymethylcellulose, CMC, or cellu...

Junya Ishigami completes Serpentine Pavilion 2019 using slate dezeen-logo dezeen-logo

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a craggy structure he describes as a “hill made out of rocks”. The latest Serpentine Pavilion, located on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, comprises a rugged, rocky canopy made out of 61 tonnes of Cumbrian slate. This large mound of slate is held up by a slender steel structure, supported by a grid of 106 pin-ended columns that are arranged randomly to create a “forest”. “A stone creates a landscape, and a landscape usually sits outside of a building. I wanted to create the landscape inside the building, as a theory of the landscape that the stone creates outside,” said Ishigami. Ishigami is the fourth Japanese architect to design a Serpentine Pavilion, following Toyo Ito in 2002, SANAA in 2009 and Sou Fujimoto in 2013. Even more so than his predecessors, a central focus of his work is making architecture that both celebrates and mimics the forms of the natural world. His aim here was to create a building that takes the slate roof – one of the world’s most common architectural features – and show how it can...

There are plenty of skills you can master with your bike and its accessories, but using

There are plenty of skills you can master with your bike and its accessories, but using your bike pump to play the melody of “My Heart Will Go On” is one hack that’s hard to fathom. That’s why a new YouTube channel, Bike Pump Music, is so captivating, even at just a few months old. The artist behind the channel recreates everything from national anthems and movie songs to classical tunes and popular video game themes. It all started when the channel’s creator, Yang (he requested to keep his full name anonymous for now), was 12 years old. Yang, now 23, found the YouTube channel started by “manualist” Gerry Phillips, who can play music with the palms of his hands. By 2007, Phillips got enough notoriety that he was invited onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Yang was intrigued by Phillips’s videos and mastery of the skill, so he decided to teach himself how to do it. Years later, Yang—who was born and raised in Hong Kong—was accepted into the computer science program at UCLA. While he lived there, Yang bought a bicycle to use as his main form of transportation. He said that UCLA has bike tool and pump stations around campus, and that one day the idea hit him whi...

How a British engineer tricked Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into putting a Union Jack on the moon

A British engineer has claimed that he tricked astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into planting a British flag on the moon. Keith Wright, from Nottingham, was an engineer at the Kennedy Space Centre working on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. He revealed that he secretly drew a tiny Union flag on a solar panel destined for the lunar surface because he ‘wanted to give Brits a bit of credit’.  After 50 years of keeping his secret, he told Carol Vorderman how he managed to send the flag to the moon and recounted his fascinating career with NASA. A British engineer has claimed that he tricked astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into planting a Union Flag on the moon. Keith Wright, from Nottingham, was an engineer at the Kennedy Space Centre working on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Here, just after it was planted Part of his role was to work on disposable scientific equipment, some of which he knew was going to be left on the moon. ‘We were working on the experiments that the astronauts were going to put on the lunar surface, he told the One show on BBC.  The American astronauts were shown a number of solar panels they would be planting on the moon so the team...

As Wall Street’s expectations grow dimmer for a quick resolution on President Donald Trump’s tariff and

As Wall Street’s expectations grow dimmer for a quick resolution on President Donald Trump’s tariff and trade disputes, the nest eggs of ordinary Americans hang in the balance. Investors had been pinning their hopes on a potential meeting between the president and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at this month’s G-20 Summit in Japan that could break the impasse, but that optimism is dwindling. CNBC reported that analysts from both JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley expressed doubt that the two leaders would meet and agree to a trade deal. In a new research note, analysts at Goldman Sachs estimated there is a 60 percent chance that the U.S. will levy a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion of Chinese imports, a 70 percent chance that Trump will follow through on his threat to slap a 5 percent tariff on all imports from Mexico, and a 40 percent chance that the White House will implement sweeping tariffs on imported cars. “We still expect deals with China and Mexico to lead to a removal of the tariffs, but not until late 2019/2020,” they wrote.  Assorted items: buttons; stamps; paintings; collections of zoological, botanical, mineralogical, anatom...

Microsoft Introduces To-Do for Mac App Store; Unveils Azure Bastion

The To-Do app helps to manage everyday tasks, users can work offline, add tasks to My Day, see flagged email in Flagged email list, and share lists with colleagues or friends and family Microsoft recently announced the arrival of To-Do for Mac App Store. The Mac application is fundamentally the same as Android, iOS, Windows, or web. Users can simply Sign in and all the tasks enlisted will be waiting, ready to be checked off. Client can likewise work offline, add tasks to My Day, check the flaged email in Flagged email list, and share lists with colleagues or friends and family. The Planner integration isn’t available yet, but Microsoft has started working on bringing the Assigned to Me list to users. Tech News: Intel Introduces Network and Custom Logic Group to Combine Network Infrastructure with Programmable Solutions Press ⌘2 and To-Do will move into the minimized view so the user can check the list. Keep it on My Day to always have tasks for the day on view. With To-Do on the side of the screen users can work on that budget in Excel or that essay in Word while checking off each step complete. Turn the sound up loud, because of course that oh-so-satisfying ding is also in our ...

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