Reggio Calabria: due ragazzi uccisi da un treno, ferita la mamma

BRANCALEONE. Probabilmente stavano giocando fra loro e non si sono accorti del treno in arrivo i due bambini di 12 e 6 anni travolti questo pomeriggio attorno alle 15.30 da un regionale tra Brancaleone e Locri, nel reggino. Nonostante il disperato tentativo di frenata del macchinista, i due bambini sarebbero stati colpiti in pieno e sarebbero morti sul colpo. Anche la madre, rimasta gravemente ferita nell’incidente, ha tentato invano di allontanarli dalle rotaie, ma non sarebbe riuscita ad arrivare in tempo. Secondo le prime ricostruzioni, la donna, Simona Dall’Acqua di 49 anni, si sarebbe accorta del convoglio in arrivo e si sarebbe lanciata per tentare di allontanare i figli, una bambina di 6 anni, Giulia Pipolo, e un bambino Lorenzo Pipolo di 12. Travolta dal treno in corsa, la donna è rimasta gravemente ferita e adesso è ricoverata in prognosi riservata nel reparto di Rianimazione degli Ospedali Riuniti di Reggio Calabria. Ad assistere all’incidente c’era il compagno della [...]  read more

The best 2-in-1 laptop in Australia: find the best convertible for your needs

The world of portable computing has expanded rapidly in recent years, both in terms of popularity and viability. The growing 2-in-1 category offers up some of the best features of the notebook and the tablet in the one schmick package, but it can be hard to compare them when the category is so fresh.

What defines a 2-in-1 is its ability to morph from a notebook as you know it – complete with keyboard and trackpad – to a tablet with a touch interface. Some products, like Microsoft’s Surface Book range, allow for the keybed to detach completely, while others simply flip it around the back of the device.

Generally, a device in this category will have compatibility with a stylus, making it an ideal companion for creatives and professionals on-the-go, although not all of them will include a stylus by default.

Here, we’ve gathered all our knowledge from extensive reviews, benchmarks and field tests, and put together a list of the most worthwhile 2-in-1s on the Australian market [...]  read more

Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 670 is focused on AI

While Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 700 chip seemed like its answer for AI in lower cost phones, the company hasn’t forgotten about its mid-tier series. The new Snapdragon 670 also centers on speedier AI performance when it comes to computer vision, as it’s around 1.8-times faster than the previous generation Snapdragon 660. Notably, the Hexagon 685 DSP delivering all of that speed first appeared on the high-end Snapdragon 845 last December. It’s also part of the technology powering the HDR+ algorithm on Google’s Pixel 2, so there’s a good chance it’ll lead to better looking photos on cheaper phones.

The Snapdragon 670’s Adreno 615 GPU is 25 percent faster than before, making it even better suited for games (which will also see a benefit from the faster AI performance). And the new Kryo 360 CPU is 15 percent faster than the last chip. That’s not a huge jump, but any gains are welcome in mainstream phones. Qualcomm claims [...]  read more

Il governo sfida il caporalato, «svuoteremo i ghetti»

Il giorno dopo la morte di 12 braccianti agricoli, tutti immigrati, nell'incidente stradale avvenuto sulla statale 16, nei pressi di Lesina,il premier Giuseppe Conte e il ministro dell'Interno, Matteo Salvini, sono arrivati a Foggia. "La bussola di
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Walmart co-leads $500M investment in Chinese online grocery service Dada-JD Daojia

Walmart sold its China-based e-commerce business in 2016, but the U.S. retail giant is very much involved in the Chinese internet market through a partnership with e-commerce firm JD.com. Alibaba’s most serious rival, JD scooped up Walmart’s Yihaodian business and offered its own online retail platform to help enable Walmart to products in China, both on and offline.

Now that relationship is developing further after Walmart and JD jointly invested $500 million into Dada-JD Daojia, an online-to-offline grocery business which is part owned by JD, according to a CNBC report.

Unlike most grocery delivery services, though, Dada-JD Daojia stands apart because it includes a crowdsourced element.

The business was formed following a merger between JD Daojia, JD’s platform for order from supermarkets online which has 20 million monthly users, and Daojia, which uses crowdsourcing to fulfill deliveries and counts 10 million daily deliveries. JD Daojia claims over 100,000 retail stores and [...]  read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: How to Watch Live Stream, Date, Start Time

Galaxy lovers, rejoice! Samsung’s big summer show, Galaxy Unpacked, kicks off today. The event sets the stage for Samsung’s newest suite of consumer devices, including the long-awaited Galaxy Note 9.

What to Expect

The phone is the center of the Samsung universe, so we can expect a successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 8. The Galaxy Note 9 (or, who knows, maybe we’ll call it the Note X) probably won’t be a major departure from last year’s phone, but we’re looking for improvements to the camera, battery, and pen support. After a leak on Samsung’s own website, we also know that Samsung plans to introduce a new smartwatch, called the Galaxy Watch.

What else might Samsung show off? We’ve heard rumors of a wireless charging device for your new Galaxy phone and watch, and a Bixby-supported smart speaker. But you’ll have to tune into the show’s livestream to find out for sure.

How to Watch

The event starts at 11 am Eastern in New York. That’s 8 am on the Pacific coast. You can watch the livestream on Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked website, or from [...]  read more

NASA puts $44 million toward cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval

NASA has announced a set of public-private partnerships with several U.S. space companies, totaling an impressive $44 million. Blue Origin, Astrobotic Technology, United Launch Alliance and more are the recipients of up to $10 million each for a variety of projects aimed at exploring and utilizing space safely and efficiently.

The 10 awards are for “tipping point” technologies, as NASA calls them, that are highly promising but need funding for a ground or flight demonstration — in other words, to get it out of the lab.

ULA is the big winner here, taking home $13.9 million split between three projects — $10 million will go to looking into a cryogenic vehicle fluid management system that could simplify and improve lunar landers. The rest of the money is split between another cryogenic fluid project for missions with long durations, and a project to “demonstrate mid-air retrieval capabilities up to 8,000 pounds… on a vehicle returning to Earth from orbital velocity.” Really, [...]  read more

Verizon bundles Unlimited plans with six months of Apple Music

Verizon has added a new perk to its unlimited plans, and it’s thankfully a straightforward one that won’t make the carrier’s rather complex choices and tiers even more confusing. Starting on August 16th, you’ll get six months of free access to Apple Music with an unlimited plan. Even better, it doesn’t sound like an add-on simply meant to attract new subscribers, because you can sign up for the freebie whether you apply for a new unlimited line or whether you already have one.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/08/verizon-unlimited-apple-music/

«Zingari scendete, avete rotto…»: annuncio razzista della capotreno Trenord. Salvini la difende: «Pensare ai passeggeri»

«I passeggeri sono pregati di non dare monete ai molestatori. Scendete perché avete rotto. E nemmeno agli zingari: scendete alla prossima fermata, perché avete rotto i c…». È il messaggio, lanciato da una voce femminile attraverso gli altoparlanti di bordo, che hanno sentito martedì i passeggeri del regionale ‘2653’, che parte alle 12:20 da Milano per Cremona e Mantova. Sarebbero stati numerosi i passeggeri a raccontare l’episodio sui social e a informare via mail l’azienda che gestisce i convogli, Trenord, la quale ha avviato un’inchiesta interna. E dai primi risultati la responsabile sarebbe una dipendente dell’azienda di trasporti, addirittura la capotreno, che rischia anche il licenziamento.

«Escludo si possa essere trattato di un sabotatore – commenta invece Raffaele Ariano, che dal suo account Facebook ha denunciato quanto è successo – Non era una voce registrata, ma di una persona abituata a fare annunci. [...]  read more