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13 Giu 2017

HxGN Live 2017 - Planetek Italia


Dal 13 al 16 giugno 2017 Las Vegas è il quartier generale della HxGN Live Conference, l’evento internazionale organizzato dal gruppo Hexagon.

17 Maggio 2017

Servizi a Rete Tour Torino 2017 - Planetek Italia


Servizi a Rete Tour 2017”  è una piazza d'incontro presso le società multiutility,  che si terrà a Torino il 17 e 18 maggio 2017.

05 Maggio 2017

Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

ExxonMobil Launches Apple Watch Support in 'Speedpass+' iOS App - MacRumors

ExxonMobil this week announced an update to its Speedpass+ iOS app, which gives users the ability to pay for fuel and car washes using their Apple Watch and Apple Pay at over 10,000 participating Exxon and Mobil refueling stations across the United States.

For the Apple Watch payments process, users will have to navigate to the Speedpass+ watch app, select the pump they are at, authorize it for payment, and double-tap the side button to bring up Apple Pay. Once the payment is processed, users can begin fueling up their vehicle.

“With these updates to the Speedpass+ app, consumers now have even more options to pay for fuel while sitting in the comfort of their car – either using Ford SYNC 3 or the Apple Watch,” said Matt Bergeron, vice president of marketing for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company.

“This is more than a cashless payment app; it is a platform that earns and redeems Plenti loyalty points and manages receipts. With ExxonMobil’s heritage and commitment to innovation, the Speedpass+ app continues to bring new benefits to its users.” The update also comes with a new "Ford SYNC 3" feature that lets Speedpass+ app users easily authorize fuel payments using voice commands or an in-car touch screen, as well as check how much fuel is in the tank when away from their car using the app.

The new Speedpass+ update follows the app's introduction of Apple Pay in March of 2016, which introduced the ability to pay for fuel using an iPhone and Apple's mobile wallet. Exxon's Apple Pay solution doesn't use NFC reader technology, instead focusing on software within the app to use GPS and QR codes in order to authorize fuel payments.

Fuel companies have slowly begun to adopt Apple Pay over the years, with Chevron opening up a pilot program for Apple Pay fuel payments at a few of its stations in San Francisco in 2015. A few vehicle manufacturers have also rolled out Apple Pay support directly within their infotainment systems, with Jaguar and Shell partnering up to allow drivers in the United Kingdom to pay for fuel with Apple Pay insider their car.

ExxonMobil Speedpass+ is available to download for free on the iOS App Store. [Direct Link]

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3
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Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)
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ExxonMobil Launches Apple Watch Support in 'Speedpass+' iOS App - MacRumors

ExxonMobil this week announced an update to its Speedpass+ iOS app, which gives users the ability to pay for fuel and car washes using their Apple Watch and Apple Pay at over 10,000 participating Exxon and Mobil refueling stations across the United States.

For the Apple Watch payments process, users will have to navigate to the Speedpass+ watch app, select the pump they are at, authorize it for payment, and double-tap the side button to bring up Apple Pay. Once the payment is processed, users can begin fueling up their vehicle.

“With these updates to the Speedpass+ app, consumers now have even more options to pay for fuel while sitting in the comfort of their car – either using Ford SYNC 3 or the Apple Watch,” said Matt Bergeron, vice president of marketing for ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company.

“This is more than a cashless payment app; it is a platform that earns and redeems Plenti loyalty points and manages receipts. With ExxonMobil’s heritage and commitment to innovation, the Speedpass+ app continues to bring new benefits to its users.” The update also comes with a new "Ford SYNC 3" feature that lets Speedpass+ app users easily authorize fuel payments using voice commands or an in-car touch screen, as well as check how much fuel is in the tank when away from their car using the app.

The new Speedpass+ update follows the app's introduction of Apple Pay in March of 2016, which introduced the ability to pay for fuel using an iPhone and Apple's mobile wallet. Exxon's Apple Pay solution doesn't use NFC reader technology, instead focusing on software within the app to use GPS and QR codes in order to authorize fuel payments.

Fuel companies have slowly begun to adopt Apple Pay over the years, with Chevron opening up a pilot program for Apple Pay fuel payments at a few of its stations in San Francisco in 2015. A few vehicle manufacturers have also rolled out Apple Pay support directly within their infotainment systems, with Jaguar and Shell partnering up to allow drivers in the United Kingdom to pay for fuel with Apple Pay insider their car.

ExxonMobil Speedpass+ is available to download for free on the iOS App Store. [Direct Link]

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3
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Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)
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Friday Funny: The Onion Likens gentrification to a Butterfly's Metamorphosis - Planetizen

The satirical website takes on the darling of community and economic development: the local craft brew industry.

Friday Funny: The Onion Likens gentrification to a Butterfly's Metamorphosis - Planetizen

The satirical website takes on the darling of community and economic development: the local craft brew industry.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Uber Facing Criminal Probe Over Software Used to Identify Driving Regulation Officials - MacRumors

Uber found itself in more hot water on Thursday after Reuters revealed that the ride-hailing service is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. government.

The Department of Justice has reportedly begun an investigation over the company's use of "secret" software that allowed its drivers to operate in areas where Uber was banned or restricted.

First reported by The New York Times, the so-called "greyball" software is said to have allowed the company to identify officials seeking to prevent the service from running. It is claimed the software was used in several areas including Portland and Oregon, where the service was still waiting for approval to operate.

Transport regulation officials regularly posed as passengers in those regions where Uber had yet to obtain approval, in an effort to prove that Uber was operating illegally. The software was used to work out who was an undercover official and would attempt to block them from booking rides in the first place.

Uber has already admitted to using the software. In a letter sent to Portland transport regulators last week, the company said it used greyball "exceedingly sparingly" in the city, but had not used it since April 2015 when it received permission to operate.

Uber has also previously defended its use of the software by claiming that it helped the company limit fraud and protect its drivers from harm. The company prohibited the use of the software for identifying officials shortly after the New York Times report brought the practice to light.

The nature of any potential federal criminal violation, and the likelihood of anyone being charged, remains unclear because the investigation is still in its early stages, according to sources. However, Uber has reportedly received a subpoena from a Northern California grand jury seeking documents concerning how the software tool functioned and where it was deployed. A subpoena indicates that an official criminal investigation is underway.

Uber has come under increasing pressure on several fronts in recent months following several controversies. Concerns were first raised late last year when users complained that the app appeared to track them for days or even weeks after they last used the ride-hailing service.

Recently it emerged that Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to pull Uber's app from the App Store in early 2015 after discovering that it was secretly "fingerprinting" iPhones that used the app. The revelation came in a New York Times article published last month that detailed the ride-hailing service's history of controversial business tactics.

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Uber Facing Criminal Probe Over Software Used to Identify Driving Regulation Officials - MacRumors

Uber found itself in more hot water on Thursday after Reuters revealed that the ride-hailing service is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. government.

The Department of Justice has reportedly begun an investigation over the company's use of "secret" software that allowed its drivers to operate in areas where Uber was banned or restricted.

First reported by The New York Times, the so-called "greyball" software is said to have allowed the company to identify officials seeking to prevent the service from running. It is claimed the software was used in several areas including Portland and Oregon, where the service was still waiting for approval to operate.

Transport regulation officials regularly posed as passengers in those regions where Uber had yet to obtain approval, in an effort to prove that Uber was operating illegally. The software was used to work out who was an undercover official and would attempt to block them from booking rides in the first place.

Uber has already admitted to using the software. In a letter sent to Portland transport regulators last week, the company said it used greyball "exceedingly sparingly" in the city, but had not used it since April 2015 when it received permission to operate.

Uber has also previously defended its use of the software by claiming that it helped the company limit fraud and protect its drivers from harm. The company prohibited the use of the software for identifying officials shortly after the New York Times report brought the practice to light.

The nature of any potential federal criminal violation, and the likelihood of anyone being charged, remains unclear because the investigation is still in its early stages, according to sources. However, Uber has reportedly received a subpoena from a Northern California grand jury seeking documents concerning how the software tool functioned and where it was deployed. A subpoena indicates that an official criminal investigation is underway.

Uber has come under increasing pressure on several fronts in recent months following several controversies. Concerns were first raised late last year when users complained that the app appeared to track them for days or even weeks after they last used the ride-hailing service.

Recently it emerged that Apple CEO Tim Cook threatened to pull Uber's app from the App Store in early 2015 after discovering that it was secretly "fingerprinting" iPhones that used the app. The revelation came in a New York Times article published last month that detailed the ride-hailing service's history of controversial business tactics.

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Eni sceglie i dati e i servizi satellitari di Planetek Italia e Airbus - Planetek Italia


Eni, società italiana multinazionale attiva nei settori energia e oil and gas, ha siglato un contratto con Planetek Italia e Airbus Defence and Space per la fornitura di immagini e servizi di osservazione della Terra ad alta risoluzione. Con i dati e i servizi forniti, Eni avrà a disposizione informazioni operative per migliorare la sua vasta gamma di attività onshore e offshore.

Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Bosch to Supply Up to Half of Motion Sensors in Future iPhones - MacRumors

Bosch has won orders to supply Apple with some of the motion sensors in its next range of iPhones, according to a report by Bloomberg, potentially loosening Invensense's position as the primary supplier of the smartphone components.

California-based Invensense exclusively supplied the gyroscopes and accelerometers in the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7, but Apple's new deal with Bosch could see the German firm supply as much as half of the motion-sensing components in Apple's upcoming phones.


Bosch already supplies the barometric pressure sensors for the iPhone, but the deal could reflect Apple's aim to source components from at least two suppliers to make it easier to negotiate cheaper prices.

Invensense is currently seeking to complete a $1.3 billion sale to Tokyo-based TDK Corp, which had hoped to strengthen its business with Apple as part of the deal. "We aim to become a strong player in the sensor business with InvenSense as our perfect partner," TDK CEO Shigenao Ishiguro said in December, when the purchase agreement was first made. Shares in Invensense dipped more than 5 percent on Thursday's news.

Apple has a major iPhone redesign planned this year, with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. The new iPhone is expected to be sold alongside standard "S" cycle 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

Related Roundup: iPhone 8 (2017)
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Bosch to Supply Up to Half of Motion Sensors in Future iPhones - MacRumors

Bosch has won orders to supply Apple with some of the motion sensors in its next range of iPhones, according to a report by Bloomberg, potentially loosening Invensense's position as the primary supplier of the smartphone components.

California-based Invensense exclusively supplied the gyroscopes and accelerometers in the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7, but Apple's new deal with Bosch could see the German firm supply as much as half of the motion-sensing components in Apple's upcoming phones.


Bosch already supplies the barometric pressure sensors for the iPhone, but the deal could reflect Apple's aim to source components from at least two suppliers to make it easier to negotiate cheaper prices.

Invensense is currently seeking to complete a $1.3 billion sale to Tokyo-based TDK Corp, which had hoped to strengthen its business with Apple as part of the deal. "We aim to become a strong player in the sensor business with InvenSense as our perfect partner," TDK CEO Shigenao Ishiguro said in December, when the purchase agreement was first made. Shares in Invensense dipped more than 5 percent on Thursday's news.

Apple has a major iPhone redesign planned this year, with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. The new iPhone is expected to be sold alongside standard "S" cycle 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones.

Related Roundup: iPhone 8 (2017)
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Nuovo volantino MediaWorld online con iPhone SE: via il 5 maggio - TheAppleLounge

Nuovo volantino MediaWorld online con iPhone SE, grazie ad una serie di offerte che prenderanno il via a partire dal prossimo 5 maggio. Tutte le promozioni trapelate
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Nuovo volantino MediaWorld online con iPhone SE: via il 5 maggio - TheAppleLounge

Nuovo volantino MediaWorld online con iPhone SE, grazie ad una serie di offerte che prenderanno il via a partire dal prossimo 5 maggio. Tutte le promozioni trapelate
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

YouTube to Spend Millions Producing Free-to-View Original Content - MacRumors

YouTube has announced plans to produce a raft of original programming beginning this year, as the Google-owned video site moves to counter the rising tide of premium streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

The difference in YouTube's approach to original content is that its shows will be free to view on its website and apps through an ad-supported format, rather than being tied to the company's ad-free $9.99 YouTube Red subscription service.


The company will make a multi-million dollar investment in more than 40 original shows and movies in the next year, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg. YouTube hopes that high-profile stars will feature in the content and that this will in turn attract bigger advertisers to sponsor the programming.
"We're working with YouTube stars and big celebrities that we know have global appeal, advertiser appeal and are largely established on the platform," Susanne Daniels, YouTube's head of original content, said in an interview.YouTube has signed up comedian Kevin Hart and TV host Ellen DeGeneres as its first two high-profile celebrities. Hart's show will be a workout-based series, while DeGeneres' program will give fans a peak backstage into the making of her talkshow.

Katy Perry and Demi Lovato also announced behind-the-scenes shows with YouTube, while TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest confirmed his involvement in a music competition called "Best.Cover.Ever", which will debut on the site later this year.

YouTube's original content plans were announced at the annual digital NewFronts conference in New York on Friday.

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YouTube to Spend Millions Producing Free-to-View Original Content - MacRumors

YouTube has announced plans to produce a raft of original programming beginning this year, as the Google-owned video site moves to counter the rising tide of premium streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

The difference in YouTube's approach to original content is that its shows will be free to view on its website and apps through an ad-supported format, rather than being tied to the company's ad-free $9.99 YouTube Red subscription service.


The company will make a multi-million dollar investment in more than 40 original shows and movies in the next year, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg. YouTube hopes that high-profile stars will feature in the content and that this will in turn attract bigger advertisers to sponsor the programming.
"We're working with YouTube stars and big celebrities that we know have global appeal, advertiser appeal and are largely established on the platform," Susanne Daniels, YouTube's head of original content, said in an interview.YouTube has signed up comedian Kevin Hart and TV host Ellen DeGeneres as its first two high-profile celebrities. Hart's show will be a workout-based series, while DeGeneres' program will give fans a peak backstage into the making of her talkshow.

Katy Perry and Demi Lovato also announced behind-the-scenes shows with YouTube, while TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest confirmed his involvement in a music competition called "Best.Cover.Ever", which will debut on the site later this year.

YouTube's original content plans were announced at the annual digital NewFronts conference in New York on Friday.

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Apple Watch ha aiutato Tim Cook a perdere 13 Kg - melablog

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Apple Watch è un valido aiuto per buttare giù la pancia e restare in salute. Questa è la tesi di Tim Cook che, giura, grazie al dispositivo ha perso oltre 13 Kg.

Apple Watch e iPhone conteranno (automaticamente) le calorie che mangiate

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Apple Watch ha aiutato Tim Cook a perdere 13 Kg pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 11:40.

Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Apple Watch ha aiutato Tim Cook a perdere 13 Kg - melablog

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Apple Watch è un valido aiuto per buttare giù la pancia e restare in salute. Questa è la tesi di Tim Cook che, giura, grazie al dispositivo ha perso oltre 13 Kg.

Apple Watch e iPhone conteranno (automaticamente) le calorie che mangiate

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Apple Watch ha aiutato Tim Cook a perdere 13 Kg pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 11:40.

Il miglior Blog in Italia "a proposito di" Apple

Ufficializzato l’evento Fioritura con Pokèmon Go dal 5 maggio: i dettagli - TheAppleLounge

Ufficializzato l'evento Fioritura con Pokèmon Go dal 5 maggio, al punto che in queste ore possiamo già prendere coscienza dei dettagli. Eccoli nello specifico
Il miglior Blog in Italia "a proposito di" Apple

Ufficializzato l’evento Fioritura con Pokèmon Go dal 5 maggio: i dettagli - TheAppleLounge

Ufficializzato l'evento Fioritura con Pokèmon Go dal 5 maggio, al punto che in queste ore possiamo già prendere coscienza dei dettagli. Eccoli nello specifico
Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

UMIDIGI G, il clone di iPhone 7 che costa appena 75€ - melablog

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Signore e signori, il premio "Clone più Clone 2017" va a lui, UMIDIGI G. Uno smartphone cinese che somiglia in tutto e per tutto ad un iPhone 7, ma costa un decimo.

Apple Watch, c'è già il clone cinese e costa 35$

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UMIDIGI G, il clone di iPhone 7 che costa appena 75€ pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 10:45.

Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

UMIDIGI G, il clone di iPhone 7 che costa appena 75€ - melablog

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Signore e signori, il premio "Clone più Clone 2017" va a lui, UMIDIGI G. Uno smartphone cinese che somiglia in tutto e per tutto ad un iPhone 7, ma costa un decimo.

Apple Watch, c'è già il clone cinese e costa 35$

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UMIDIGI G, il clone di iPhone 7 che costa appena 75€ pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 10:45.

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iPhone 7S o iPhone 8 saranno un successo: Cook spiega perché - TheAppleLounge

iPhone 7S o iPhone 8 saranno un successo, al punto che Tim Cook ha spiegato implicitamente il motivo del probabile boom per il device. Ecco come stanno le cose
Il miglior Blog in Italia "a proposito di" Apple

iPhone 7S o iPhone 8 saranno un successo: Cook spiega perché - TheAppleLounge

iPhone 7S o iPhone 8 saranno un successo, al punto che Tim Cook ha spiegato implicitamente il motivo del probabile boom per il device. Ecco come stanno le cose
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Acquistare iPhone 7 all'estero: i paesi dove conviene (e non conviene) di più - melablog

Fluttuazioni valutarie, tassazione e oboli vari contribuiscono ad abbattere o rendere inavvicinabili i prezzi degli iPhone. Ecco i paesi dove conviene puntare per le prossime vacanze (se siete interessati a cambiare telefono).

iPhone 7, Italia (di nuovo) tra i paesi dove costa di più

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Acquistare iPhone 7 all'estero: i paesi dove conviene (e non conviene) di più pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 09:30.

Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Acquistare iPhone 7 all'estero: i paesi dove conviene (e non conviene) di più - melablog

Fluttuazioni valutarie, tassazione e oboli vari contribuiscono ad abbattere o rendere inavvicinabili i prezzi degli iPhone. Ecco i paesi dove conviene puntare per le prossime vacanze (se siete interessati a cambiare telefono).

iPhone 7, Italia (di nuovo) tra i paesi dove costa di più

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Acquistare iPhone 7 all'estero: i paesi dove conviene (e non conviene) di più pubblicato su Melablog.it 05 maggio 2017 09:30.

Scia, dal 30 giugno 2017 nuovi modelli unici in tutti i Comuni - Edilportale

05/05/2017 – Dal 30 giugno 2017 dovranno diventare operativi i nuovi moduli unici per l’edilizia. Lo prevede l’accordo siglato ieri in Conferenza Unificata da Governo, Regioni ed Enti locali.  SCARICA I MODULI UNIFICATI I moduli saranno uguali in tutta Italia. Potranno subire degli aggiustamenti per adeguarsi a delle specifiche esigenze locali, ma in questo caso le Regioni dovranno completare i lavori entro il 20 giugno 2017.   Le tempistiche, dettate dalla Riforma della Pubblica Amministrazione (Riforma Madia) richiederanno l’aggiornamento dei modelli unici già adottati tra il 2014 e il 2015 da diverse Regioni e Comuni sulla base del Decreto Semplificazioni del 2014.   Scia, nuovi moduli unici e linguaggio semplificato Il presidente della Conferenza delle Regioni, Stefano Bonaccini, ha commentato “Sostanzialmente gli enti avranno una sola modulistica valida per l'intero territorio nazionale, sia che si tratti..
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Valutazione di impatto ambientale, la Conferenza Unificata chiede modifiche - Edilportale

05/05/2017 – Mantenere un livello progettuale definitivo per le procedure di Valutazione d’impatto ambientale (VIA) regionali, eliminare la VIA postuma e mantenere i termini e modalità per la presentazione delle integrazioni nei procedimenti di VIA.   Queste alcune modifiche chieste dalle Regioni e dalle Province autonome in Conferenza Unificata in merito allo Schema di Decreto sulla Verifica di assoggettabilità a Valutazione di impatto ambientale (VIA).    Valutazione impatto ambientale: le modifiche chieste in Conferenza Unificata Le Regioni e le Province autonome, pur avendo espresso un giudizio complessivamente negativo sullo schema di decreto legislativo che intende dare attuazione alla direttiva 2014/52/UE sulla valutazione di impatto ambientale, hanno sottolineano che tale giudizio potrebbe essere superato qualora fossero accolte le modifiche chieste.   In particolare è stato chiesto il mantenimento di..
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Prodotti da costruzione, Senato: anche il progettista sia responsabile della qualità - Edilportale

05/05/2017 – Inserire i progettisti fra i soggetti responsabili nell'impiego di prodotti conformi al Regolamento UE 305/2011 e rimodulare le sanzioni penali previste secondo il livello di responsabilità di ciascun operatore della filiera.   Questi alcuni dei suggerimenti che la Commissione Territorio del Senato ha dato al Governo nel parere approvato (con osservazioni) lo scorso 2 maggio sullo schema di decreto che fissa condizioni armonizzate per la distribuzione dei prodotti da costruzione.   Materiali da costruzione: le modifiche chieste al decreto La Commissione ha chiesto al Governo di valutare l’opportunità di inserire il progettista fra i soggetti su cui grava l’obbligo di prescrizione di prodotti conformi. Lo schema di decreto, invece, concentra quasi tutti gli adempimenti sul fabbricante.    Inoltre, ha chiesto al Governo di valutare l’opportunità, in sede di prima applicazione del decreto legislativo,..
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Beni culturali, accordo tra Consiglio Nazionale Architetti e ICOMOS - Edilportale

05/05/2017 - Mettere in sicurezza il patrimonio culturale danneggiato da fenomeni naturali ed antropici in coerenza agli obiettivi di prevenzione e preparazione al rischio.   È questo il principale obiettivo dell’accordo che è stato siglato tra il Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti, Paesaggisti, Pianificatori e Conservatori (CNAPPC) ed il Consiglio Internazionale dei Monumenti e dei Siti Italia (ICOMOS).   Un obiettivo quanto mai attuale considerato come gli ultimi eventi sismici in Italia centrale, nonché quelli dell’Aquila e dell’Emilia, abbiano causato, in alcuni casi, una vera e propria polverizzazione di questo patrimonio che rappresenta non solo la nostra storia, ma quella dell’intera umanità.   In base all’accordo, il Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti e l’ICOMOS coopereranno per lo sviluppo di attività divulgative e di formazione, finalizzate all’ampliamento e al perfezionamento..
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Edilportale Tour 2017, grande partecipazione alla tappa Firenze - Edilportale

05/05/2017 - È stata un successo la tappa di Firenze di Edilportale Tour 2017. Nel suggestivo Teatro Puccini tecnici e professionisti del settore si sono riuniti per parlare di temi di grande attualità.   Ad aprire i lavori Federico Della Puppa, economista esperto in pianificazione strategica e marketing territoriale: l’economia generale cresce intorno all’1.8-1.9 %. In Italia viaggiamo della metà della media europea. Secondo l’economista non siamo in una vera e propria fase di ripresa del nostro Paese.   Questo perché dobbiamo convincerci che ciò che abbiamo fatto fino ad oggi non vale più. E dobbiamo pensare che anche se siamo in una situazione complessiva di non-crescita il mercato può avere una inversione positiva di tendenza. Lo si può fare solo guardando le condizioni per costruire una nuova prospettiva.   “C’è voluto l’ennesimo terremoto per far prendere delle..
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Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Inarrestabile declino dei tablet, ma iPad ancora in testa a tutti - melablog

Non si arresta il declino del mercato dei tablet, e in questo contesto difficile iPad è ancora re incontrastato. Ma a Cupertino non gioiscono.

Nuovo iPad: praticamente un vecchio iPad Air dentro e fuori

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Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Inarrestabile declino dei tablet, ma iPad ancora in testa a tutti - melablog

Non si arresta il declino del mercato dei tablet, e in questo contesto difficile iPad è ancora re incontrastato. Ma a Cupertino non gioiscono.

Nuovo iPad: praticamente un vecchio iPad Air dentro e fuori

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Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Apple Named World's Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017 - MacRumors

Apple became the world's largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, according to new research data shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple Watch shipments overtook Fitbit shipments during Q1 2017, allowing Apple to capture 15.9 percent global marketshare to become the top wearables vendor. Fitbit shipped an estimated 2.9 million wearable devices during the quarter, while Apple's closest competitor, Xiaomi, shipped an estimated 3.4 million wearable devices.

Apple's estimated 3.5 million shipments are up from an estimated 2.2 million Apple Watch shipments in the year-ago quarter. As Apple Watch shipments have grown, Fitbit shipments have dropped sharply from an estimated 4.5 million units in Q1 2016.


Xiaomi is still close to Apple at 15.5 percent global marketshare, but has seen its shipment numbers slip while Apple's have grown.
In the year-ago quarter, Xiaomi's marketshare was at 20.9 percent, while Apple's was at 12.1 percent. Fitbit, meanwhile, has dropped from 24.7 percent in Q1 2016 to 13.2 percent in Q1 2017.Cliff Raskind, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Fitbit shipped 2.9 million wearables worldwide in Q1 2017, falling a huge 36 percent annually from 4.5 million in Q1 2016. Fitbit has lost its wearables leadership to Apple, due to slowing demand for its fitnessbands and a late entry to the emerging smartwatch market. Fitbit's shipments, revenue, pricing and profit are all shrinking at the moment and the company has a major fight on its hands to recover this year."Apple does not share official Apple Watch sales numbers, instead lumping the device into its "Other Products" category that also includes the Apple TV, Beats products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, so Apple Watch sales numbers shared by various analytics firms are all estimates.

Revenue from "Other Products" was $2.87 billion during the second quarter of 2017 according to Apple's recently released earnings report, up from $2.19 in the year-ago quarter. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Watch sales have nearly doubled year-over-year.

"Combine Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats and our revenue from wearable products in the last four quarters was the size of a Fortune 500 company," said Cook.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3
Tag: Strategy Analytics
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)
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Apple Named World's Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017 - MacRumors

Apple became the world's largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, according to new research data shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics.

Apple Watch shipments overtook Fitbit shipments during Q1 2017, allowing Apple to capture 15.9 percent global marketshare to become the top wearables vendor. Fitbit shipped an estimated 2.9 million wearable devices during the quarter, while Apple's closest competitor, Xiaomi, shipped an estimated 3.4 million wearable devices.

Apple's estimated 3.5 million shipments are up from an estimated 2.2 million Apple Watch shipments in the year-ago quarter. As Apple Watch shipments have grown, Fitbit shipments have dropped sharply from an estimated 4.5 million units in Q1 2016.


Xiaomi is still close to Apple at 15.5 percent global marketshare, but has seen its shipment numbers slip while Apple's have grown.
In the year-ago quarter, Xiaomi's marketshare was at 20.9 percent, while Apple's was at 12.1 percent. Fitbit, meanwhile, has dropped from 24.7 percent in Q1 2016 to 13.2 percent in Q1 2017.Cliff Raskind, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Fitbit shipped 2.9 million wearables worldwide in Q1 2017, falling a huge 36 percent annually from 4.5 million in Q1 2016. Fitbit has lost its wearables leadership to Apple, due to slowing demand for its fitnessbands and a late entry to the emerging smartwatch market. Fitbit's shipments, revenue, pricing and profit are all shrinking at the moment and the company has a major fight on its hands to recover this year."Apple does not share official Apple Watch sales numbers, instead lumping the device into its "Other Products" category that also includes the Apple TV, Beats products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, so Apple Watch sales numbers shared by various analytics firms are all estimates.

Revenue from "Other Products" was $2.87 billion during the second quarter of 2017 according to Apple's recently released earnings report, up from $2.19 in the year-ago quarter. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Watch sales have nearly doubled year-over-year.

"Combine Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats and our revenue from wearable products in the last four quarters was the size of a Fortune 500 company," said Cook.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3
Tag: Strategy Analytics
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)
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Puzzle Game 'Zip-Zap' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week - MacRumors

Puzzle game Zip-Zap has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the next seven days. Zip-Zap is normally priced at $1.99 and this is the first time it's been free since its September 2016 launch.

Zip-Zap is a puzzle game that asks users to solve puzzles using Rube Goldberg-style hinges and levers that are put into place via well-timed taps. There are more than 100 levels to complete, and the game has no ads or in-app purchases.


Zip-Zap will be available for free until next Thursday, when a new App of the Week will be chosen. It can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Puzzle Game 'Zip-Zap' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week - MacRumors

Puzzle game Zip-Zap has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the next seven days. Zip-Zap is normally priced at $1.99 and this is the first time it's been free since its September 2016 launch.

Zip-Zap is a puzzle game that asks users to solve puzzles using Rube Goldberg-style hinges and levers that are put into place via well-timed taps. There are more than 100 levels to complete, and the game has no ads or in-app purchases.


Zip-Zap will be available for free until next Thursday, when a new App of the Week will be chosen. It can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Tag: App of the Week
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04 Maggio 2017

Philadelphia Bills on Green Roofs and Electric Cars Show Backwards Thinking - Planetizen

Philadelphia's green roof law allows developers to build 25 percent more units if they put a green roof on their buildings. Councilmember Squilla wants to exempt his district from that law.

Philadelphia Bills on Green Roofs and Electric Cars Show Backwards Thinking - Planetizen

Philadelphia's green roof law allows developers to build 25 percent more units if they put a green roof on their buildings. Councilmember Squilla wants to exempt his district from that law.

Facebook is hiring 3000 new content monitors for a job AI cannot do - Popular Science

Technology

Moderation remains a human problem

Automating video monitoring would be really hard, so Facebook is hiring lots of humans instead…

A super tall air mattress for 50 percent off? I'd buy it. - Popular Science

Gadgets

An air mattress that doesn't suck.

A super tall air mattress 50 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.

BART to Open Extension to Milpitas Station in December - Planetizen

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) officials are optimistic that a new BART station, with connections to VTA light rail, will open ahead of schedule.

BART to Open Extension to Milpitas Station in December - Planetizen

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) officials are optimistic that a new BART station, with connections to VTA light rail, will open ahead of schedule.

This is what New York City sounded like over 400 years ago - Popular Science

Environment

Hearing is believing

Use your ears to travel back in time. Listen on.

Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it? - Popular Science

Space

Here's what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy

Sure, it’d be great to have a backup civilization somewhere in case asteroids wipe out all life on Earth. But what would that actually require?

'Citizen Jane' Sets the Battle Lines for the Future of Cities - Planetizen

Coinciding with the 101st anniversary of Jane Jacobs's birth, a documentary film showing in select theaters around the country recounts the history between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and the ideas that forced their struggle.

'Citizen Jane' Sets the Battle Lines for the Future of Cities - Planetizen

Coinciding with the 101st anniversary of Jane Jacobs's birth, a documentary film showing in select theaters around the country recounts the history between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and the ideas that forced their struggle.
Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Tim Cook all'asta per una raccolta fondi di beneficenza - melablog

Tim Cook mette se stesso all'asta per una raccolta fondi di beneficenza, offrendo la propria compagnia e un pranzo in una location davvero speciale: il nuovo quartier generale Apple, attualmente in via di costruzione.

La raccolta fondi è già partita attraverso la piattaforma CharityBuzz ed il ricavato sarà destinato alla fondazione Robert F- Kennedy Human Rights, organizzazione che si batte, sia dal punto di vista legale che educativo, a favore dei diritti umani in vari ambiti e parti del mondo.

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Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Tim Cook all'asta per una raccolta fondi di beneficenza - melablog

Tim Cook mette se stesso all'asta per una raccolta fondi di beneficenza, offrendo la propria compagnia e un pranzo in una location davvero speciale: il nuovo quartier generale Apple, attualmente in via di costruzione.

La raccolta fondi è già partita attraverso la piattaforma CharityBuzz ed il ricavato sarà destinato alla fondazione Robert F- Kennedy Human Rights, organizzazione che si batte, sia dal punto di vista legale che educativo, a favore dei diritti umani in vari ambiti e parti del mondo.

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Pillsy is the latest smart pill bottle trying to solve a massive healthcare problem - Popular Science

Technology

A wave of connected products aims to help patients take their medicine

It’s a big deal when people don’t take the medications prescribed to them. But a smart pill bottle is trying to fix the problem. Read on.
Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Apple Park si tinge di verde nelle nuove riprese aeree - melablog

Nuove immagini riprese da un drone offrono un'ottima visuale dello stato di avanzamento dell'opera di costruzione di Apple Park. I lavori di rifinitura procedono a ritmo serrato mentre Apple spinge per l'apertura del suo nuovo quartier generale il cui completamento è già slittato di diversi mesi rispetto ai piani iniziali.

Le riprese aeree sono opera di Duncan Sinfield che, nel corso dei mesi, ha fornito aggiornamenti costanti sullo sviluppo di Apple Park. L'edificio centrale, conosciuto ufficiosamente come “Spaceship”, domina le inquadrature mentre l'intero ambiente attorno ad esso comincia ad assomigliare alle immagini concept.

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