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Solvarmeanlæg udsat for hærværk: Skader for over 400.000 kroner

DR Nyheder - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:32
Forbrugere skal i værste fald undvære CO2-neutral varme i flere måneder, vurderer energichef.
Categories: Nyheder v/DR

7N-direktør Jeppe Hedaa forudser enorme forandringer for it-afdelingerne i 2020'erne: "De dage, hvor it var noget mystisk noget, er ovre"

Computerworld: Seneste om teknologi - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:30
De seneste ti år har været præget af en masse nye teknologier, agile udviklingsmetoder og cloud. De næste 10 år byder på en omfattende oprydningsopgave, mener Jeppe Hedaa, direktør hos 7N, der her kommer med fem forudsigelser.
Categories: it-guide

Pakistan government's new social media rules draw criticism

Al Jazeera - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:26
Digital-rights activists say the new rules will give the authorities unflinching powers to stifle social media.
Categories: English

Samsung's jailed board chairman has resigned

Businessinsider - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:19

  • Samsung Electronics' board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon has resigned, the company announced on Friday.
  • Lee Sang-hoon was convicted of violating South Korean union labor laws in December 2019, and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • Samsung said it would pick a new chairman in the near future.
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Samsung Electronics' board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon, who was convicted and jailed for sabotaging union activities, has resigned from the South Korean company, it said on Friday.

The resignation comes less than two years after Lee's appointment split the chairman and chief executive roles for the first time in an effort to enhance transparency and independence of the world's top memory chip manufacturer in the wake of a corruption scandal involving group heir Jay Y. Lee.

Lee Sang-hoon was convicted of violating union labor laws in December 2019, and sentenced to 18 months in jail.

"Samsung suffered a major setback to its bid to strengthen its board ... and it would need a fresh face to turn around," said Park Ju-gun, head of research firm CEO Score, adding that the move was widely expected given that Lee Sang-hoon is in prison.

Samsung said Lee's successor will be appointed in the near future and could be picked from remaining members of its board, which consists of six external directors and three internal executives. Those include the three CEOs of Samsung's components, mobiles and consumer electronics divisions.

The change at the top comes as Jay Y. Lee faces trial on charges that he bribed a friend of former president Park Geun-hye to win government favor over succession planning at the conglomerate, a scandal which led to the impeachment of Park Geun-hye.

Criticized by a judge overseeing Lee's bribery case for its lack of an effective compliance system, Samsung and some of its key affiliates have recently appointed external experts to a new oversight panel to stamp out criminal conduct.

Samsung's board chairman is not involved in day-to-day business operations but chairs a board meeting to review and approve major business decisions including investment plans.

The company is expected to hold a shareholder meeting in March.

SEE ALSO: Samsung's Galaxy S20 launch proves it's taking a wildly different approach to smartphones than Apple

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NOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering Mars

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Kloakmester vil have børn ud i virkeligheden - nu tager han selv affære

TV2 Lorry - Hovedstadsområdet - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:15
En kloakmester fra Helsingør mener, at børn bliver skærmet for meget og dermed går glip af vigtig læring fra barnsben – nu har han taget sagen i egen hånd.
Categories: Region Hovedstaden

Mother 'reunites' with dead daughter in virtual reality

Al Jazeera - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:11
Documentary by Korean channel has been watched more than 13 million times online and sparked a debate about voyeurism.
Categories: English

Facebook har betalt 0,03 procent i skat i Europa: Nu er Zuckerberg klar til at betale mere

DR Nyheder - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:02
Men landene skal komme til enighed i OECD, siger Facebook - og det har lange udsigter.
Categories: Nyheder v/DR

Fire personer og sommerhusforening dømt for at have smidt store granitsten ved Lønstrup Klint

DR Nyheder - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:02
Retten i Hjørring har netop afsagt dom i en sag om ulovlig kystsikring.
Categories: Nyheder v/DR

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Al Jazeera - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:01
Shia leader's call for gender separation at anti-government rallies prompts hundreds of women to take to streets.
Categories: English

A large Swiss chocolatier that works with Hershey and Nestlé says it's rolling out 3D printed chocolate to the masses

Businessinsider - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:00

  • The Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut says it will start rolling out 3D printed chocolate to hotels, coffee chains, and restaurants.
  • In a statement Friday, the company said it could produce 3D printed chocolate at scale through a newly created studio that it says is the world's first.
  • The company says the studio can print thousands of pieces at a time while maintaining a "bespoke, hand-made appearance." It says its service will initially be available in select European countries.
  • 3D printed chocolate has existed for years, but it's not yet become widely available as adequate tech has failed to materialize.
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The elaborately designed chocolates you see at hotels, coffee chains, and restaurants may soon be coming from a 3D printer.

In a statement Friday, the Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut said it could produce 3D printed chocolate at scale through its newly created 3D printed chocolate studio, Mona Lisa, which it says is the world's first.

The company said the studio was capable of printing thousands of pieces at a time with a "bespoke, hand-made appearance." It added that the service would initially be available in select European countries.

The basic idea is that pastry chefs could come up with their own designs that could more easily be produced at scale with a 3D printer for use in hot drinks, pastries, candy, and other desserts.

Barry Callebaut's innovation head, Pablo Perversi, described the studio as a "technological breakthrough innovation that positions the Mona Lisa brand at the forefront of the industry."

Though Barry Callebaut isn't a household name, it exerts a major influence on the global chocolate business, making chocolate for brands like Nestlé, Unilever, and Hershey while its logo takes a back seat on the chocolate-bar wrappers.

It's also the inventor of "Ruby chocolate," a pink-hued alternative to milk, white, and dark chocolate.

3D printed chocolate has been around for years, but it's not yet become widely available as adequate tech for mass production has failed to materialize.

Cocoa itself has become more expensive in recent years, at least in Europe. In global terms, though, the industry's outlook is brighter. The London-based market-research firm Technavio estimates the global chocolate confectionery market size will grow by $19.97 billion from 2019 to 2023, driven by innovative approaches to attracting new customers from the major chocolate manufacturers.

SEE ALSO: These 3D printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours

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NOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home Mini

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THE RISE OF CLOUD GAMING: Cloud-based streaming is the next frontier in the video gaming ecosystem — here's why cloud service providers and telecoms are vying to tap the multibillion-dollar opportunity

Businessinsider - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:00

A disruptive competitive dynamic is poised to shake up the gaming industry, and it's centered on the cloud. Cloud-based streaming has generated significant buzz in the entertainment business throughout the last decade, rocking the media and music industries with the likes of Netflix and Spotify.

Now it's gaming's turn in the spotlight, with a number of cloud service providers and telecommunications companies revealing plans to enter the cloud gaming fray by launching their own services. These companies, each with unique advantages to disrupt the video gaming space, are largely driving the hype in the cloud gaming market.

Cloud gaming, by nature, is also enough to turn heads: It expands the audience for premium games beyond the current console and PC audience by making them accessible anywhere, at any time, and on any device. That huge addressable market is creating a lucrative and growing opportunity for companies gearing up to enter the space, providing a long runway for growth. 

A convergence of technological and consumer behavioral forces is pushing cloud gaming to move the needle in the gaming industry, something it's failed to do in the past decade. Cloud gaming depends heavily on the cloud and connectivity — areas of strength for cloud service providers and telecoms that are launching their own services.

And advancements in connectivity standards and hardware functionality, new benefits to the end user over traditional gaming experiences, and the ability to meet gamers' evolving tastes are playing — and will continue to play — a significant role in helping cloud gaming reach its full potential.

In The Rise of Cloud Gaming, Business Insider Intelligence takes a deep dive into the evolving cloud gaming market. The report sizes the cloud gaming opportunity and examines the various drivers and barriers, identifies the most noteworthy big tech companies and telecoms poised to dominate the space, and discusses the distinct strategies they're undertaking to capture a piece of the multibillion-dollar market. 

The companies mentioned in this report are: Amazon, Google, LG Uplus, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nvidia, Sony, Tencent, and Verizon. 

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: 

  • Several significant changes in the decade-plus since cloud gaming's emergence have led the gaming format to move from a futuristic what-if to a massive opportunity for companies outside the traditional gaming space.
  • Cloud service providers and telecoms are investing in cloud gaming because their technological strengths are well suited to the new format and can help them corner off the immediately massive addressable market.
  • But nontraditional gaming companies will have to consider several factors — like identifying target audiences and building and maintaining appealing content libraries — before and after launching their cloud gaming offerings.

In full, the report: 

  • Examines how recent technological and consumer behavioral developments are playing — and will continue to play — a significant role in helping cloud gaming reach its potential.
  • Explores the disruptive class of companies whose unique advantages position them to capture a large share of the burgeoning market. 
  • Identifies several factors that may be most inhibitive to consumer adoption of cloud gaming, and how new entrants to the space can work to overcome them. 

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Everest: Top Sherpas slam Nepal's plan to clean rubbish from mountain

BBC News - World - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:59
The government wants to collect 35,000kg of waste - along with bodies - from six Himalayan peaks.
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Mikael Leon Sokoler: Trumps anerkendelse af Juan Guaidó som Venezuelas præsident kan enten føre til genindførsel af demokrati – eller en katastrofe

Ræson: Magasin om politik - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:58
Denne artikel er gratis. Men fuld adgang til RÆSON kræver årsabonnement: 250 kr./200 for studerende+pensionister (inkl. 4 trykte magasiner sendt med posten, nye betalingsartikler hver uge, rabatter, fordele og fribilletter) – klik her I årets State of the Union-tale anerkendte Donald Trump Juan Guaidó som den legitime præsident i Venezuela. Den amerikanske støtte kan enten […]
Categories: Politik

Oracle og Google kan nærme sig afslutningen på 10 år langt milliard-slagsmål om Java

Computerworld: Seneste om teknologi - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:58
Meget tyder på, at den årelange batalje om Java mellem Oracle og Google vil finde sin afslutning om en måned. Det er dog endnu helt åbent, hvad den vil ende med.
Categories: it-guide

The PlayStation 5 could cost as much as $470 as Sony reportedly struggles to keep the cost of parts down

Businessinsider - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:49

  • Sony is struggling to keep the cost of manufacturing for its upcoming PlayStation 5 down, sources within the company told Bloomberg.
  • Specifically PlayStation is contending with a scarcity for parts also in demand from the smartphone industry.
  • PlayStation insiders said exactly where the company prices the PS5 will depend on where rival Microsoft prices its next-generation Xbox, the Xbox Series X.
  • Some PlayStation staff are recommending the company sell the console at a loss if necessary and rely on subscription services to bring in extra revenue.
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Sony is struggling with growing manufacturing costs driving up the cost of its next-generation console the PlayStation 5, Bloomberg reports.

The PS5 is due to come out in the holiday season of next year, marking the next generation of console gaming alongside Microsoft's next-gen console the Xbox Series X.

Sources with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg the PS5 currently costs $450 per unit — which would mean a minimum retail price of $470 to ensure a profit similar to that of PlayStation's current consoles. This would represent a significant jump in price for consumers. PlayStation's most expensive current console, the PlayStation Pro, has a retail price of $399.

Bloomberg's sources said the main problem is a scarcity of components for DRAM and NAND flash memory, as competition for supply from smartphone makers has risen as the phone industry gears up for its own next-generation devices. They added that Sony has opted for an unusually expensive cooling system to make sure the console's more powerful chips don't overheat.

A big factor in exactly where Sony puts its price-point for the PS5 will be how much Microsoft decides to sell its Xbox Series X for, sources inside PlayStation's business unit said. Bloomberg reports that some PlayStation staff think the company should sell the PS5 at a loss if necessary to compete with Microsoft, relying on subscription services like PlayStation Now for extra revenue, while others are arguing the machines themselves will have to sell at a profit.

Sony declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg, and was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.

SEE ALSO: The 10 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony's next-generation video game console arriving this year

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NOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to space

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Locust swarm: UN warns of famine in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somalia

BBC News - World - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:30
The infestation devouring tonnes of crops in the region could create a food crisis, the UN says.
Categories: English

Coronavirus: New China figures highlight toll on medical staff

BBC News - World - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:07
Six health workers are among those who have died during the coronavirus outbreak, officials say.
Categories: English

Algeria protests: One year since anti-gov't rallies began

Al Jazeera - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:05
Many Algerians say they are still fighting for freedom, 58 years after independence from France.
Categories: English

Honduras violence: Gunmen storm court building to free MS-13 leader

BBC News - World - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:02
The attack by some 20 men in military fatigues and police uniforms leaves four officers dead in Honduras.
Categories: English

Mor og datter syer hjemmelavede stofposer og giver dem gratis til butikker

TV2 Lorry - Hovedstadsområdet - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:00
En mor og datter giver stofposer, som de selv har syet, til Rudersdals butikker, så de på sigt helt kan droppe plastikposer.
Categories: Region Hovedstaden