Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Everything We Learned From The 2017 Final Fantasy XIV FanFest Event

Added: 21.02.2017 5:01 | 3 views | 0 comments

From GameWatcher: " With three distanced weekends of Final Fantasy XIV goodness now behind us, it's time to reflect on every main sliver of information that dropped out of the weekend's curtain call event. Taking place in Las Vegas in October followed by a Tokyo event over the Holiday period, Europe's promised Final Fantasy FanFestival - or FanFest - bowed out of 2016 to arrive mid-February. Coming to a close with a heck of a lot of confetti last night, it was a weekend of expansion announcements, upcoming patch details and, oddly enough, multiple Guinness World Records."

Tags: EU, PC, Las Vegas, Cher
From: n4g.com

Solar-powered Africa “never more possible and less expensive”: energy chief

Added: 21.02.2017 4:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

A “solar revolution” is coming to Africa, comparable in scale and importance to the rapid surge in mobile phone use on the continent two decades ago, predicts the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Fast-dropping costs for solar power, combined with plenty of sun and a huge need for electricity on a continent where many are still without it, means solar has huge potential in Africa, said Adnan Amin, the director general of IRENA. “Africa’s solar potential is enormous,” he said in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Tags: EU, Africa, DNA
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Shocker! World’s first self-driving car race ends in a crash

Added: 21.02.2017 4:31 | 4 views | 0 comments


The world's first race on a professional track involving self-driving cars ended, not surprisingly, with a crash. As part of the Roborace competition held in Buenos Aires over the weekend, one of the two self-driving Devbot vehicles involved in the race slammed into a wall after miscalculating a particularly sharp turn.

While the Devbot vehicles weren't going all out, they weren't exactly driving at a leisurely pace either. At their best, both cars were driving in excess of 100 MPH, with one reaching a top speed of 115 MPH at one point.
In addition to racing around the track at high speeds, it's worth noting that each car can communicate with the other as to prevent them from crashing into each other. Unfortunately, the racetrack wall proved to be an insurmountable foe.
As for the software malfunction that caused the crash, Roborace's Justin Cooke explained what happened in an interview :
One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier.
It's actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.
Indeed, for as far along as self-driving software and hardware has progressed, it's clear that there's still a lot of work to be done before self-driving cars can replace human drivers completely across all driving environments.
While the DevBot vehicles are designed such that they "can be driven by a human or a computer", the versions used in the race over the weekend did not have any humans inside. Photos of the crash can be .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSbSUeKEj00

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J.Crew Factory: 50% off sitewide + free shipping

Added: 21.02.2017 3:59 | 4 views | 0 comments

J.Crew Factory cuts 50% off most items sitewide. (Prices are as marked.) Plus, apply coupon code "HALFSIES" to receive free shipping on all orders. Deal ends February 21.

Tags: EU
From: dealnews.com

Colombia's FARC Rebels Begin Surrendering Their Weapons

Added: 21.02.2017 3:14 | 7 views | 0 comments

Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels began one of the big steps in the peace process by surrendering their weapons to the United Nations after 7,000 reached designated demobilization zones across the country, according to Reuters. President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace agreement last year that will put an end to the longest-running armed conflict in Latin America. More than 220,000 have been killed in the conflict but all the arms will be turned in by the rebels by June."This weekend the process of mobilization toward the zones was completed and the protocols of the bilateral and definitive ceasefire and the abandonment of arms has begun,"...

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Infosys feud and whistleblower email threaten to sink the iconic Indian firm

Added: 21.02.2017 2:55 | 8 views | 0 comments

Everyone involved in this unseemly fracas should hope for a quick and amicable resolution, lest it derail a firm in the middle of a remarkable turnaround amidst a tough business environment.

Tags: EU, India
From: www.zdnet.com

Mageean to fly Irish flag at Europeans athletics

Added: 21.02.2017 2:31 | 4 views | 0 comments

Ciara MAGEEAN will lead a team of 11 Irish athletes at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade next month.

Tags: EU, Ciara
From: www.independent.ie

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Added: 21.02.2017 2:31 | 5 views | 0 comments


Uber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service's platform.

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

Added: 21.02.2017 2:19 | 17 views | 0 comments


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.
The former director of what was once among Latin America's most important art galleries succumbed to ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Short-handed Senators attempt to regroup vs. Devils

Added: 21.02.2017 2:19 | 13 views | 0 comments

When the Ottawa Senators face off with the New Jersey Devils for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night at the Prudential Center, their lineup could have a distinctly different look.

Tags: EU, NATO
From: www.foxsports.com

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