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Exclusive: Segway, the most hyped invention since the Macintosh, ends production


Yes, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and those Segway tours you've seen in cities around the world really were the key components of Segway's business.

On the form factor, one thing is that inherently you notice that it's still a very novel way of transportation.

Instead, it was a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transport device called the Segway.

Now, less than 20 years after the first Segway's release, Fast Company has learned that the Segway brand will retire the last Segway as we know it, the Segway PT.

Kamen sold the company in 2009, which was sold again, to the Chinese mobility company Ninebot, in 2015.

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Your Tweet, your voice


So starting today, we're testing a new feature that will add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice.

voice Tweeting gives you the ability to share your perspectives quickly and easily with your voice.

You'll see your profile photo with the record button at the bottom – tap this to record your voice.

Once you reach the time limit for a Tweet, a new voice Tweet starts automatically to create a thread.

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CMC MARKETS REVIEW 2020 - PROS AND CONS REVEALED


Forward Mon-Fri 00:50-07:30 / 08:10-22:00 2 5 00:50-07:30 08:10-22:00 Instrument Minimum spread

The broker offers its own trading platform called Next-generation and also supports Metatrader 4.

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An Artificial Intelligence Program Named Jarvis Has Been Appointed Curator of the 2022 Bucharest Biennial. No, Really


That's right: the chief curator of the 2022 Bucharest Biennial is Jarvis, an artificial intelligence program in development from the Vienna-based studio Spinnwerk.

Named after the superhero Iron Man's AI butler, Jarvis will use deep learning in order to learn by itself from databases from universities, galleries, or art centers and select works that fit the chosen theme, Spinnwerk founder Razvan Ion told the Art Newspaper Jarvis's curatorial choices, therefore, will be limited to artists who are already on the art world's radar.

The opening of the 2020 Bucharest Biennial may be delayed, but the next edition's curator has no concerns.

An Artificial Intelligence Program Named Jarvis Has Been Appointed Curator of the 2022 Bucharest Biennial.

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The Navy Is Going All-In On Robots To Beat China's Naval Expansion


The Navy wants LUSVs to be low-cost, high-endurance, reconfigurable ships based on commercial ship designs, with ample capacity for carrying various modular payloads particularly anti-surface warfare and strike payloads, meaning principally anti-ship and land-attack missiles.

According to O'Rourke, the Navy wants to flip that ratio as it works toward a bigger fleet of as many as 355 ships.

The Navy wants MUSVs, like LUSVs, to be low-cost, high-endurance, reconfigurable ships that can accommodate various payloads.

U.V.s are one of several new capabilities along with directed-energy weapons, hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and cyber capabilities that the Navy says it is pursuing to meet emerging military challenges, particularly from China, O'Rourke explained.

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Amazon’s New Competitive Advantage: Putting Its Own Products First


A search for shaving cream featured Amazon's Made For You shaving cream, to the left of two paid listings from The Art of Shaving brand.

Although customers don't necessarily realize it, brands have for years been able to bid on search terms to secure the most visible listing positions at the top of Amazon's product search results pages, where their products carry a sponsored tag above the description.

Three-fourths of Amazon's digital ad revenues come from keyword-targeted, cost-per-click search ads, including the sponsored product listings , according to eMarketer estimates.

The top row may feature between one and four paid listings, known as sponsored products.

For example, a recent search for curtains showed AmazonBasics curtains in the top left spot, followed by two sponsored and one organic or unpaid listing across the row.

Absent favored treatment by Amazon, though, its private-label brands sometimes don't have enough sales under the algorithm's criteria to justify a listing on the first page of search results, said consultant James Thomson, the former business head of an Amazon team that recruits third-party sellers.

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Marketing Examples - The finest real world marketing examples


A gallery of real world marketing examples from successful companies. Want to perfect your cold email, boost referrals or improve SEO? Browse the case studies or filter by category. See something you like. And get inspired. It's like Dribbble, but for marketers.

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HTML Sitemap - Sitemap Generator for Large Sites


After the payment is done, you will receive the Access PIN to your email.

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German gas stations will have to provide electric car charging under new rules - The Verge


Gas stations in Germany will be required to provide charging for electric vehicles as part of the country's 130 billion coronavirus stimulus package , Reuters reports .

Combined, these measures could be a big boost for electric car adoption in a country where many of the world's biggest automakers are headquartered.

In addition, the government is also increasing its subsidy for electric vehicles by 3,000 to 6,000 for cars costing less than 40,000.

Germany's automakers are investing heavily in electric vehicles

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Epic CTO Believes Unreal Engine 5 and Next-Gen Can Create a 'Continuum' Between Games and Movies


There was always this extra stage of making normal maps and low-resolution meshes [until Unreal Engine 5].

In a video interview with Gamespot , Epic Games Chief Technical Officer Kim Libreri expressed the belief that games and movies will be even more intertwined thanks to the next-generation of hardware and tools like the Unreal Engine 5.

I think you see great storytelling games built on the Unreal Engine and other engines that are definitely using Hollywood tricks to lens things and frame things and help audiences or players understand better the story that they're trying to tell.

If you go and play Red Dead Redemption, or Horizon Zero Dawn, those have great facial animation.

For quite a while, the core tools that we use to make assets for games and movies have been pretty similar.

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Could a 4-day week help economies recover from the pandemic? | World Economic Forum


As the above chart shows, labour productivity isn't necessarily linked to longer hours.

If employers do decide to shift to a four-day week, without paying employees any less, it would give New Zealanders more leisure time to explore their own backyard, as Ardern put it.

On the same day as New Zealand emerged from lockdown, with cafes, restaurants and shops opening on 14 May for the first time in nearly two months, the government announced a USD $244 million Tourism Recovery Fund .

In the year ending March 2019, tourism contributed USD $9.9 billion to GDP equivalent to 5.8%.

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Android: Why this photo is bricking some phones - BBC News


Several brands seem to be affected, including Samsung and Google's Pixel.

Universe Ice Dozens of Android phone owners are reporting on social media that a picture featuring a lake, a cloudy sunset and a green shoreline is crashing their handsets when used as wallpaper.

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What Facebook doesn’t understand about the Facebook walkout - The Verge


I know many people are upset that we've left the President's posts up, Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post , but our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies.

When the looting starts, the shooting starts, Trump had tweeted quoting a former Miami police chief who, in 1967, called for a violent crackdown on the city's black community.

I will be participating in today's virtual walkout in solidarity with the black community inside and outside FB.

I'm a FB employee that completely disagrees with Mark's decision to do nothing about Trump's recent posts, which clearly incite violence, tweeted Jason Stirman , who works on research and development, on Saturday.

After President Trump posted to Facebook some tweets that Twitter had placed behind a warning for glorifying violence, Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would allow them to stand .

There is a real question coming out of this, which is whether we want to evolve our policy around the discussion of state use of force, he told employees Friday.

Read more > What Facebook doesn’t understand about the Facebook walkout - The Verge

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