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YC Inox acquires ISO 9001, ISO 17025 lab 14001, OHSAS 18001 occupation safety & hygiene, and TOSHMS certificate. Moreover, our Stainless Steel Pipe are approved by CNS Mark, JIS Mark, CE Mark, and many ship building associations such as DNV (Norway), RINA (Italy), BV (France), GL (Germany), and LR (UK), and as well as the EU pressure container PED/AD2000 certificate and NSF/ANSI 61 drinking water certificate.

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White House aides and other top Republicans are giving up on their efforts to keep the president on message to rescue the GOP this fall.

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Electronic Arts Inc. postponed the release of the next Battlefield video game, while also cutting full-year guidance for net bookings.

The launch date of Battlefield V, the latest in the game-makers popular series, is being delayed by four weeks to Nov. 20, the company said in a statement Thursday. The company now sees net bookings of $5.20 billion for the fiscal year 2019 ending in March, down from $5.55 billion previously. The shares dropped 6.2 percent in early U.S. trading.

“We’re updating our fiscal year guidance to reflect the updated launch date for Battlefield V, the ongoing impact of foreign exchange rate changes, and our current outlook for our mobile business,” Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said in the statement.

It’s the latest in a series of bad news for the video-game maker. Its earnings forecast on July 26 fell well short of Wall Street estimates, sending the shares tumbling. Patrick Soderlund, who runs EA’s worldwide game-development studios, announced this month he will leave to pursue “his next life adventure,” with his last day slated for Oct. 30. And earlier this week Electronic Arts canceled three Madden Classic qualifier events following a public shooting at an earlier competition in Florida.

The industry is also coping with a shift to mobile gaming, as well as the rise of the Fortnite phenomenon. Fortnite, a hugely popular shooting game produced by rival Epic Games, has threatened to steal away customers from Electronic Arts.

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(BEIJING) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search services in China.

The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain what Google is doing to safeguard users from the Chinese government’s censorship and surveillance.

That follows a letter earlier this month signed by more than a thousand Google employees protesting the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and calling on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company.

Google had previously complied with censorship controls starting in 2006 as it sought a toehold in the booming Chinese economy. But it faced unrelenting pressure from human rights groups and some shareholders to leave.

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It’s just about September, meaning Apple is likely gearing up to present the world with a new iPhone. While the company has yet to make anything official, the rumor mill is rife with whispers of what the the company has in store.

Among the biggest rumors: Apple could introduce a handful of new iPhone models, in new sizes, colors, and with exciting new features — though maybe at the cost of some others.

Here’s a look at the biggest rumors so far regarding Apple’s next iPhone models.

A Trio of Big-Screen iPhones

Apple might have one all-screen iPhone right now — the pricey iPhone X — but if you wanted a few more, you might get your wish. Apple is getting ready to launch three new iPhone smartphones this year, Bloomberg reports. They’ll likely embrace the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge screen design and Face ID security measure, but don’t expect a radical departure from the iPhone X’s look. It’s being touted as an “S year,” which means we’ll get incremental upgrades rather than big changes.

Each of the three new iPhones are rumored to have a different screen size. The smallest model will have a 5.8-inch OLED screen — the same display technology used in the iPhone X — and the largest (and most expensive) version will have a 6.5-inch OLED screen. Along with that giant display, the largest iPhone model is also expected to have a third rear camera, potentially granting the phone an edge when it comes to photographing in low-light conditions.

Apple’s third new iPhone is expected the be the cheapest of the three, with only a single rear camera and a likely less impressive 6.1-inch LCD display. Still, it’s expected to be available in some eye-catching colors to entice consumers into buying a less expensive iPhone. It’s the same strategy used to sell the iPhone 5c, a repackaged version of the iPhone 5 that eschewed the latter’s aluminum frame for a plastic one (and was discontinued after a year). The new 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to hit shelves a bit later than the OLED models — possibly not until October, Bloomberg reports.

Don’t Expect Apple Pencil Support

Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad both support the Apple Pencil, the company’s stylus used to draw, take notes, and generally annotate whatever you’d like. If you thought the company would take advantage of the increased real estate on its upcoming smartphones and add support for the stylus, you might be disappointed.

Some rival smartphones, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, make it easy to use accessories like a stylus with your smartphone. But excluding Pencil support might not be that big of a deal for iPhone users, especially if that feature isn’t accompanied by a redesign of Apple’s Pencil, an iPad accessory that seemingly embraces form over function compared to similar styli from the competition.

You’ll Have to Wait for the New Apple Watch, AirPower Mat and More

Apple’s event is supposedly focused on the iPhone, but that doesn’t mean Apple won’t add some extras to its list of new product announcements. From an Apple Watch with more screen real estate to the debut of the long-awaited AirPower Mat facilitating wireless charging, the California company may drop some non-iPhone surprises. But we may have to wait until another Apple event, possibly in October, to learn more about any new peripherals.

3D Touch Could Be a Goner Soon

Apple’s clever 3D Touch feature has seen mixed success since its introduction in 2015 with the iPhone 6s. While many of Apple’s own apps support the pressure-sensitive tech, which lets users preview media like videos or emails or access other features by applying a bit of pressure rather than simply tapping at the display, developers haven’t been quick to take advantage of it, rendering what is essentially right-click functionality for smartphones useless.

Apple’s own use of the feature is usually relegated to simple actions like previewing messages or photos, actions too benign for many to be bothered. While 3D Touch is expected to stay when it comes to this year’s upcoming iPhone release, the 2019 lineup might bid it farewell, says Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, according to MacRumors.

Removing the feature because it’s not used often might be a mistake, as it grants Apple not only a functional advantage compared to Android smartphones when it comes to navigation, but it could make it easier for users to see information not easily accessible through traditional touchscreen navigation, like showing a photo’s EXIF data rather than a simplistic preview of an image that’s one tap away. It also could stoke confusion among iPhone owners as to whether or not they have the feature on their device.

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(AUSTIN, Texas) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a federal court order barring him from posting the plans online.Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he’ll make the plans available to anyone who wants them at any price. He said sales started Tuesday morning and that he’d already gotten nearly 400 orders.

That follows a federal judge in Seattle blocking Wilson’s company from posting the blueprints online.

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia had sought an injunction to stop a settlement that the federal government reached with Wilson’s Austin-based Defense Distributed. The states argued that online access to the undetectable plastic guns would pose a security risk and could be acquired by felons or terrorists.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik agreed Monday, saying the government’s actions “not only impact national security but have domestic repercussions as well.”

The State Department reached the deal with the company after the agency removed the 3D gun-making plans from a list of weapons or technical data that are not allowed to be exported.

Wilson said he anticipates that states may try to sue to stop him from selling the plans, but that he is raising money for his legal defense.

“Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them,” he said. “They can name their own price.”

Wilson also said he will continue to challenge the federal court order.

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U.S. President Donald Trump accused Alphabet Inc.’s Google of rigging its search results to display only negative stories about him, calling it “a very serious situation” that “will be addressed.”

“Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD, Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday, in his latest claim of bias on the part of a news or social media company.

In a subsequent tweet, he said “Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”

The most recent broadside follows the president’s Aug. 24 claim that social media “giants” are “silencing millions of people.” Such accusations — along with assertions that the news media and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia meddling probe are biased against him — have been a chief Trump talking point meant to appeal to the president’s base.

Trump in July lashed out at the European Union in response to a record $5 billion fine against Google over its mobile phone operating system, calling Google one of America’s “great companies.”

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Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road.

The Japanese automaker is investing $500 million in Uber, the companies said on Monday. The deal values the ride-hailing giant at $72 billion, said a person familiar with the matter.

As part of the pact, Toyota will manufacture Sienna minivans equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology, and another company will operate the fleet. They have yet to identify the third partner, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the details are private.

Spokesmen for Uber and Toyota initially declined to comment but later confirmed the news. The Wall Street Journal reported the investment earlier Monday, and details of the driverless-car partnership hadn’t been previously reported.

“Since 2015, we’ve been working to bring safe, reliable self-driving technology to the Uber network,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, wrote in a blog post Monday afternoon. “We knew we couldn’t do it alone, which is why we continue to partner with world-class vehicle manufacturers to make our vision a reality.”

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive officer, is looking to stabilize the company after a rocky year of corporate scandals and the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber self-driving car. Over that time, the company’s share price has seen more ups and downs than a typical privately held company.

The deal with Toyota raises Uber’s paper valuation by 15 percent from the last investment and matches the value of shares given to Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo after Uber settled a lawsuit over self-driving cars. A group of investors valued Uber at $62 billion earlier this year.

Uber has developed a three-pronged self-driving strategy. For one, Uber purchased Volvos, retrofitted the cars with its self-driving technology and operates the fleet on its own. In another, Daimler AG will own and operate its own self-driving cars on Uber’s network. And the deal with Toyota becomes a third pillar, where Uber licenses its technology.

Public road testing with Uber’s self-driving Volvos is still on hold after one of its vehicles killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, in March. Uber had deactivated Volvo’s automatic braking system in that vehicle, which raised questions about safety. The incident tainted the company’s expensive self-driving car program, giving automakers another reason to worry about working with Uber.

Nonetheless, Toyota has continued to stick with Uber since its initial investment in 2016. Toyota Financial Services Corp. has been providing incentives to Uber drivers to purchase the company’s vehicles. As with traditional rental companies like Avis Budget Group Inc., Toyota is also trying to sell Uber fleet-management services based on the rapidly expanding volume of data it’s collecting from connected cars. These services include being able to monitor whether a car is being properly maintained or driven too aggressively.

In a separate partnership around self-driving vehicle development outlined in January, a Toyota spokesman said Uber wouldn’t turn off the automaker’s built-in safety features, including radar and other sensors that help to anticipate what other vehicles and pedestrians are doing in a wide space around the vehicle.

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Microsoft on Monday announced Xbox All Access, a two-year subscription program that includes a new Xbox One S or One X console along with a two-year subscription to services that provide multiplayer gameplay support and a rotating library of games.

The Xbox One S bundle includes the console, which supports 4K video content, and HDR for improved clarity and color reproduction on HDR-compatible televisions, for $21.99 per month. The $34.99 subscription includes the more powerful Xbox One X, which features additional processing power used to render games in 4K resolution.

Both plans include two years of Xbox Live Gold, which provides access to online multiplayer gaming, a changing selection of included games as long as your subscription is active, and members-only discounts on certain titles and other content. Subscribers will also get two years of Xbox Game Pass, which provides users with a selection of first-party and third-party titles to play for free — think Netflix for Xbox games.

From a cost perspective, the All Access program seems like a decent deal. Right now, an Xbox One S costs $299, and two years of Xbox Live Gold is $120. Two years of Game Pass, at $9.99 per month, will cost $239.76, making the cost of ownership over the course of 24 months about $588.74. That same bundle under Microsoft’s All Access program will cost $527.76, saving you about $60. (Of course, your personal cost-benefit analysis will depend on whether you’d pay for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass as standalone offerings.)

In the Xbox One X’s case, your savings will be much less prominent. Piecemeal, including the $499 console, you can expect to pay $858.74. Through All Access, you’ll pay $839.76, saving about $20. Either way, you’ll own the console in the end. That means Xbox All Access offers gamers a way to bypass the high cost of entry when it comes to games consoles — and it’ll test whether people are ready for monthly hardware contracts to invade the gaming world.

You can purchase an Xbox All Access subscription by visiting one of Microsoft’s retail stores and applying for a Dell Preferred Account, used to finance the purchase. You can also pay for the entire bundle upfront if you want to avoid the monthly fee or application process. The company says it’s not responsible for extending credit or determining eligibility. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s basically a two-year contract like the one you’d get from your wireless provider when buying an expensive smartphone. But unlike many smartphone plans, Microsoft’s Xbox All Access is a pretty good option if you don’t mind a monthly bill.

Microsoft’s main console competitor, Sony, offers similar online multiplayer services in the form of PlayStation Plus, and a streaming catalog of games in the form of PlayStation Now. But it doesn’t yet let gamers finance the purchase of a console as one would a smartphone.

Microsoft has attempted this trick in the past — it had a similar but short-lived subscription program in 2012 that included its previous-generation Xbox 360 — but this is a first when it comes to experimenting with its flagship device. Subsidizing the premium cost of its high-end console could mean the company is looking to diversify its method of delivery when it comes to entertainment, or at least trying to expand the accessibility of the hardware capable of displaying its entertainment content. Xbox users can already play certain Xbox titles on a Windows PC using Xbox Play Anywhere, but that doesn’t mean your Windows PC is powerful enough to play games without issue.

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Forget about snapping self-portraits of yourself everywhere you go. Now you can take selfies in outer space without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

Thanks to NASA’s new app, selfie-lovers can find out how they would look in a spacesuit without going through the rigorous training it takes to become an astronaut.

“The new NASA Selfies app lets you generate snapshots of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the center of the Milky Way galaxy,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains. “The simple interface means you just snap a photo of yourself, pick your background, and share on social media.”

To top it all off, the 30 different backgrounds are all real photos of space captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Saturday.

The NASA Selfies app is available for iOS and Android.

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Sony is bringing its iconic Aibo robotic dog back to the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade — though this time, the pricey gadget will feature some cloud-connected features that make it more expressive and engaging than previous iterations.

The U.S. relaunch of Aibo, which was announced Thursday, will be the sixth-generation of the company’s line of robotic dogs, first introduced in 1999 and discontinued in 2006. Since re-introducing it in Japan this past January, Sony says it has already sold over 20,000 Aibo units over a seven-month period.

The new Aibo, for better or worse, shares a similar design language with its predecessors, though it looks much more like an actual dog thanks to a pair of large, expressive OLED eyes that blink, get drowsy and show anger. Compact motors designed by Sony give Aibo 22 axes of movement, making it much more lifelike than Sony’s previous robots — though traditional dog-based activities, like scratching its ears or stretching its legs, look pretty comical compared to the real thing. Inside the newly designed Aibo is a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor making sense of all its input data, along with four microphones, a speaker and range sensor on its chest so it doesn’t walk right into a wall or off a table.

“It’s AI meets robotics, but with a personality,” Sony Electronics President Mike Fasulo tells TIME. Aibo’s personality is more puppy-like than one would expect from a robot, though that’s intentional — Sony is marketing it as a robotic puppy, and like a puppy, that means it won’t always listen to your issued commands. It also means the longer you interact with it, the more it ages, and the more likely it is to correctly respond to commands like “sit,” or “bang bang,” if you’re trying to get it to play dead.

The United States-bound Aibo, dubbed the First Litter Edition, will be available in September, and cost $2,899 — $1,000 more than Sony’s last Aibo, the ERS-7M2, released in 2005. This version will include the Aibo dog, along with accessories like a pink ball and “Aibone” toy bone. Aibo supports both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity through AT&T. That LTE functionality will be included at no extra charge with the Aibo’s three-year “AI Cloud Plan,” which is needed to enable the dog’s more advanced functions (like facial recognition). What that will cost after the three-year period is currently up in the air.

Thanks to the bundled AI Cloud Plan, Sony claims the Aibo can recognize up to 100 individuals using the camera in its nose, and treat each person differently based on their interaction history. Like it when your Aibo rolls over? Through positive reinforcement — either by praising Aibo verbally or scratching it along one of its capacitive touch sensors on its back, chin, and forehead — Aibo will learn to roll over more often when you’re around, and less so for your friends or partner. “It will learn not only your behavior, but your moods,” Fasulo says. “It can detect if you’re smiling, or if you’re not.”

Using the My Aibo app, you can manage your robot dog, unlock new tricks and see how much of your home its mapped with its spatial location camera located on the base of its tail. Aibo will use the generated map to find its way back to its charger when it runs out of juice after two to three hours of use. You can add notes sections of the map with tags like “Kitchen,” giving your Aibo more context when issuing commands. It’s easier to send your robot dog to the kitchen if it knows where the kitchen is, after all.

Over time, and thanks to its always-connected software, Aibo can learn new tricks, and even gain more functionality depending on whether or not Sony wants to add any. According to Fasulo, Aibo’s hardware is capable of doubling as a mobile smart home assistant, though the functionality isn’t present at the moment. Whether that means the functionality is on the “Technologically it’s capable of many things, and sure, it could be adapted to be more of an assistant,” says Fasulo.

Basic assistant functionality would be a big plus, especially considering both the Aibo’s price point and competition from cheaper, emotionally engaging robots from companies like Anki, which integrate similar touch sensors and face-recognizing cameras to facilitate interaction with its gadgets. However, one looks like a miniature forklift while the other is a dog that will do tricks, follow you around and beg for a good scratch on its head. How much that’s worth is up to you.

via Tech – TIME https://ift.tt/2LhVOaA

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