Apple iphone XS and XS Max has Charging issue

Several Apple users reported problems with their new iPhone Xs and Xs Max with the Lightning cable as it can be read in the forum of Apple and other sites, the phones are not charged when they are plugged into the charger. Sometimes this is solved when the phone is unlocked and the screen is activated. But the battery stops charging when the screen is inactive.

In some cases even in this way it is not possible to charge the mobile phone then only solution for the problem is to use a wireless charger.

At first complaints only aimed at new iPhone equipment but in the last hours several users said they had the same problem with previous generations of the phone.

It is estimated that this problem could be linked to a bug in iOS 12, which could affect those who have installed this latest version of the operating system.

Youtuber Lewis Hilsenteger tested several iPhones on his Unbox Therapy channel to verify how this incident occurred.

As you can see some iPhone responded immediately when connecting to the charger and others had to be activated to begin recharging, as reported by users in various forums.

Apple did not offer an explanation on this incident at the moment. It is possible that this bug will be resolved in the next update.

In fact, according to The Verge reports, the beta version of iOS 12.1 eliminates this problem. If so, we will have to wait for the final version to reach all users.

HTT Company Presents its first Hyperloop Capsule

The sound spreads through the air at 1,234.8 kilometers per hour at cruising speed an Airbus A380 aircraft is capable of traveling up to 1,020 kilometers at the same time. Between that physical phenomenon and the limits of civil aerospace technology, a Hyperloop capsule aspires to travel at 1,200 kilometers per hour.

But before arriving at this feat occurrence of Elon Musk owner of Tesla must win another career more economic than physical. Three international companies, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), Virgin Hyperloop One and TransPod, lead the competition to demonstrate that in 2020, It will be viable to transport passengers on a train traveling in a partial vacuum tube.

It’s first travel capsule ready to star in the tests that the company plans develop in Toulouse . World and historical have been the most repeated qualifiers of the event in which the global launch of the first Hyperloop train made to life size by the aerospace firm Carbures now called Artificial materialized.

And the great event has not betrayed the expectations created during the hour of speeches prior to the fall of the black curtain that hid the capsule.

Dirk Ahlborn and Rafael Contreras, presidents of HTT and Carbures respectively, have hosted the careful staging that has been witnessed by more than fifty national and international media and politicians of different rank and color, headed by the president of the Board of Andalusia, Susana Díaz, as godmother of the new train.

“It is a plane? Is it a train? It is a bird? No, it’s Hyperloop, “Contreras has paraphrased. A few seconds later, the countdown -spoked with epic film music- has concluded with the discovery of the new train , a stylized capsule of gray, black and red colors of 32 meters long. It is the aerodynamic aspect that designer Paul Priestman has given to a cubicle that will travel autonomously -the fuselage does not have windows- at a speed similar to that of sound. “The capsule travels like a plane without wings,” Ahlborn has exemplified.

The design is true to the idea that Musk launched in 2013: a capsule inside a tube that moves in suspension in a partial vacuum similar to how money cases travel in supermarket tubes. “He had a low pressure that we got with vacuum pumps – vacuum.

That makes it reach great speed with very little energy “, detailed Ahlborn. The idea is that, in addition to the solar panels, the train “feeds on its own performance”, as detailed by Contreras,

90% of the capsule is made of carbon fiber material in which the Andalusian company is specialized. 21,000 hours of work, 5,000 hours of assembly, 7,200 square meters of fiber and 75,000 rivets are some of the figures of a train that, despite its five tons of weight, must be able to travel in levitation thanks to the impulse in an environment of low pressure.

“It is devilishly difficult to manufacture certain parts. To make it real we had to think everything because there was nothing: how many layers, rivets, frames … “, acknowledged Javier Moreno, general manager of Airtificial.

“Efficient” trips
The capsule is equipped with 72 artificial intelligence sensors that will make it possible to monitor every detail of its operation in real time. Although for now, its interior is clear, the idea is that they can travel from 30 to 40 people on trips that, in addition to fast, will be efficient.

“We are talking about a cost of 20 million dollars per kilometer, according to detailed Alhlborn. To which Contreras has apostille: It is a technology half of face that the high speed “.

“We are facing a milestone such as the presentation of the AVE that has been emulated as the technology that everyone wants.

It is the fifth transport revolution , “President Susana Diaz has exhorted. However, despite the enthusiasm in the environment, there are still obstacles to overcome. The first capsule will travel in the coming days to the French city to start the pioneering tests on carbon tubes that Airtificial is also making, but for three years it is not foreseen that the first trips with people will begin.

After five years, according to Ahlborn, the first commercial projects will arrive in the Arab Emirates or in China. It will be possible if, in this margin, HTT solves the unknowns that the new means of transport generates in relation to the regulations of security in the transport of the different countries. In fact, the CEO of Hyperloop TT has not denied that “regulation is the main problem”.

Meanwhile, the manufacture of the components continues at cruising speed in the different companies involved in the project. HTT is defined as a compendium of 800 professionals from 44 companies located in 38 countries who row together for trying to be the first to demonstrate that the idea that Musk had in 2013 is as feasible as it is profitable. “We are creating a new way to build companies. It is a movement that is being able to integrate different companies giving freedom of movement, “acknowledged Andres de Leon, head of HTT operations.

And in that consortium, the Airtificial company has been winning whole since December 2016. It was then when Carbures signed the contract worth 5 million euros for the manufacture of the prototype that has been presented today. In this period, both companies signed another agreement: in March of this year they agreed on another payment of 2.8 million for the manufacture of the tube through which the train will circulate.

“We inaugurated a new sector that we do not know what name we are going to put”, explained Moreno. It does not lack reason and, although at the moment it is a niche of market based on an idea to materialize, the director of Airtificial is not wrong when he has assured that “it is an industry of a very high competitiveness”. Since Musk launched his idea as an open occurrence to the free development of companies that want to come into play, there are already three companies bidding to be the first to reach 2020 with passenger trips in tests.

HTT, created in 2013, adds Virgin Hyperloop One that already boasts to be the most advanced in the construction of its prototype in Nevada (USA). Also the future of this company seems to pass through Andalusia.

The firm founded by Richard Branson announced last August its signing of a protocol with ADIF to establish in Bobadilla (Malaga) an experimentation center for the new means of transport.

The value of the installation will be 432 million euros, including manufacturing zones and test platforms. That yes, it will be reality provided that it obtains 126 million euros in announcements of public aid.

Time will tell which company wins the Hyperloop race and, even if it manages to go from spectacular presentations and tests to become a new means of transport.

At the moment intoxicating effect of the speeches, the epic music and falling curtains have made the more than 200 attendees of today’s call think that everything was possible. Even that Hyperloop can become the transport in which to move around Mars, one of the ideas that Musk launched when he made the world know his quickest occurrence.

Twitter Releases a New Policy on Dehumanizing Speech

Twitter on Tuesday announced a new policy addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which will take effect later this year, The historian described patterns of behavior that led to “brutality, humiliation and dehumanization.”

More recently during the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda government forced many to participate in the massacres after years of propaganda and dehumanizing tactics to indoctrinate others in the ideology of hatred.

Social networks can multiply these messages and Twitter does not want to be a propagation platform. To avoid this, he wants to eliminate any message that promotes these behaviors and has asked his users to collaborate with a survey that serves to determine what information is likely to incite hatred.

The company in a publication signed by Vijaya Gadde and Del Harvey, responsible for policy and trust of the network, has announced that before introducing a new internal standard on messages they want to have the participation of users.

The measure is adopted after three months analyzing how to end the dehumanizing language on Twitter, to which they attribute the ability to “normalize violence ” and that contradicts the norms against conducts that favor hatred.

The company believes that dehumanizing language is about treating others as “less than human” by denying them the qualities or nature of man. “Some examples include comparisons of groups with animals or viruses or the reduction of these to their sexual organs,” the authors explain.

The anti-hate behavior policy of Twitter prohibits the promotion of violence or direct attacks against other people because of their race, ethnicity, geographic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, disability or pathologies. Despite these limitations, many users have continued to denounce the existence of messages that, although they do not break the internal rules, are considered abusive.

For this reason, Twitter wants to include dehumanizing content within its categories, even if they do not involve a direct attack.

They are supported by studies such as that of Susan Benesch, a Harvard professor and director of the Dangerous Discourse project, who has described how dehumanizing language can make violence seem acceptable. Or in the one of Herbert Kelman, professor of social ethics in the same University, who have pointed out these contents like a cause of the reduction of the resistance to the violent behaviors.

Twitter, in addition to having a team of NGOs and experts, wants to have the opinion of its users, who are the ones who perceive and suffer certain languages and contents. Thus, until October 9 will remain open a survey whose results will be added to the working groups of the social network, which include engineers and researchers.

Siriusxm Buys Pandora and Creates the World’s Largest Audio Entertainment Company

The SiriusXM satellite radio platform acquires Pandora, the streaming service that popularized the way of listening to music on the Internet by Paying 3,500 million dollars.

The transaction is made through an exchange of shares and caused its stock market valuation to appreciate close to 13% after the announcement.

The SiriusXM offer represents a 10% premium when compared to Pandora’s capitalization last Friday, Integration of the two companies is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019 and from it will be born the largest audio entertainment group in the world, Wall Street had long anticipated this maneuver, which caused Pandora to double its value this year.

The satellite radio company, which was born out of the merger of Sirius and XM a decade ago, has 36 million subscribers in the North American region.

Pandora for its part is the pioneer in online music streaming and has 70 million active users per month but it is under heavy pressure from competition from Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon Prime Music.

Pandora is third in the streaming business behind Spotify and Apple. He debuted on Wall Street seven years ago amid great expectation. But it is seeing how its users migrate to alternative payment services and that is not only affecting their income, but also putting their existence at risk. The fund KKR and SiriusXM already injected liquidity a year ago and had to sell Ticketfly.

The rivalry is fierce in a business where new Internet services must still prove profitable, because most of their customers do not pay to listen to music.

SiriusXM on the other hand has exclusive programs that cover all genres and during the last years put a large amount of cash to attract figures from traditional radio such as Howard Stern.

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Change the Future

Something is changing in corporate communication and almost nobody has noticed, unfortunately. When a company talks about itself, the usual, not to say universal, is that highlight how smart they are, how well they have thrived despite the recession and the great added value they have incorporated into their products.

This flat encephalogram of communication, this zero degree of marketing, this stridency at the limit of what is bearable, explains with ease that people do not pay attention to their messages. It is logical that the largest companies in the world are rethinking that strategy or lack of it, and we are beginning to see the first consequences.

“Maybe you know what trendy people call neural networks, although there is not much neural in them,” says Cassie Kozyrkov, one of Google’s top engineers. No need to remember that Google, and its parent Alphabet, are a world power in neural networks. “The jargon of machine learning does not usually deserve the impact and shock that its name inspires,” says Kozyrkov.

Nor will I remind you that Alphabet is the world leader in machine learning. It’s those techniques that beat us ladies, chess, Go and poker. But Kozyrkov deconstructs these ideas, discards them as the new clothes of the emperor, discloses them to the public and makes them understand, with all their limitations. It’s a new style of corporate communication, do not you think?

All this seems like a technological diversion, but it is not at all. Artificial intelligence (the science to which neural networks belong and machine learning, to put two silly examples) will soon be integrated into all sectors of the economy, from the stopping of cacos to the retail sale.

The two indisputable powers in this field are the United States and China, whose digital companies not only dominate the market but have also secured the computing power and data capture necessary to continue dominating it in the short and medium term.

Europe, despite being the second economy in the world, is in the prehistory of this new highway of social and economic development. The European Commission has interesting legal proposals in progress, but the public and the Boeotians seem more concerned about closing their borders than opening their future. “Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain,” Schiller said. It is exasperating.

There are already experts who warn us against the nationalism of artificial intelligence. The superpowers of the industry, the United States and China, intend to use this dizzying science to create autonomous weapons that leave the other arsenals at the height of the bitumen or looking for mushrooms in the forest, not to mention the cyber attacks that fall on us like the sky of Asurancetúrix.

Europe had until now had the military and cybernetic protection of the White House, but its current tenant has made us open our eyes to everyone. In its lowest hours, Europe needs at least a good boost to its development of artificial intelligence.

And borders, also in this, are the biggest stumbling block. From what we have seen so far, Germany is reluctant to cooperate with France in these investigations. That is already a form of cybernetic nationalism. The anti-migratory policies are different: in Silicon Valley it is not so easy to see a white man. And the chauvinist reluctance to collaborate with other continents is another nationalism. It does not come out there.