By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing How I Work is one of my favorite recurring features in Inc Magazine as well as via Lifehacker s This Is How I Work Series, and recently several sales experts including Anthony Iannarino, Dave Brock and Trish Bertuzzi participated as well.Periodically moving forward we will feature a new B2B sales, marketing or business leader here answering what have become the standard How I Work questions.John is a rare breed of marketer who started his career in sales as a rep and eventually an inside sales manager then made the jump to marketing and demand generation.John is also an accomplished bassist, currently playing for Evan Lanam & The Live Oaks, a San Francisco-based Americana/folk/soul band.Current computers: MacBook Pro w/ supped up processing & graphics I like things to go fast and look good
Typical Wi-Fi range extenders can work well if they re from a reputable company, but you can run into problems if your Wi-Fi signal is already weak by the time it reaches the spot where your range extender is plugged in.There s a much better solution out there though, and it uses powerline internet technology.In a nutshell, it sends your internet service over your wired power lines that are already installed in your walls, and then a remote extender broadcasts on the same network as your main router.It s a fantastic option for extending your home network, and one of the best models out there is the TP-LINK AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender AV1200 Powerline Edition, which happens to be on sale on Amazon for one week beginning today.AC1200 Dual band Wi-Fi – delivers combined speeds of up to 1200Mbps, providing fast and seamless network for multiple devicesAV1200 Powerline Speed – Fully meet the demand for bandwidth-intensive activities with ultra-fast powerline transfer speed of up to 1200Mbps
Honor is testing wireless charging for its smartphones, but it doesn't believe the technology is efficient enough to include on the Honor 8.The Honor 8 was rumored to include a wirelessly charged battery, but instead the Chinese firm - like many other brands - focused on improving its fast-charging feature.Honor explained how it is developing wireless charging technology, but the company is waiting for a "big breakthrough" in efficiency first.President of Honor George Zhao told TechRadar at the Honor 8 European launch, "We evaluated wireless charging compared with the nine volt, two amp fast charging technology and it showed, from our internal study, that wireless charging is not so efficient."We do want to be there with wireless charging because others already use it.We ask: how do you improve it to offer something special?
We know, you came to this article expecting a fast and simple guide to overclocking your processor.Inevitably, the more voltage you add to your components, the more heat that component is going to produce.In short, this is to do with the manufacturing process with each and every processor.Small imperfections in the application of the silicon lead to a variance in how well the chips perform, both in stability with an increase in voltage, and how much heat they produce at max load.It can equate from anywhere between 0.2GHz frequency difference to, in some cases, up to 1GHz in overclocking potential.To ensure a successful overclock, we'll need to know that the CPU is stable at both idle and max load.
The latter earthquake became famous, not for the death and damage it caused, but for the trial that followed.The L Aquila earthquake became the most tangible proxy for a phenomenon that happens after every major quake: People—intelligent, educated, thoughtful—ponder questions like why didn t science see this one coming?After the quake, my editors and I found ourselves asking each other all sorts of very basic questions.If that sounds like splitting hairs, think of it this way: Meteorologists know that during certain months of the year—say, summer—New York City is more likely to experience thunder storms.We use models of the whole Earth to think about how fast different plates are moving with respect to each other, so then we can say, OK, over the long term we have an inch or so a year of movement and that will be concentrated on San Andreas fault or wherever, says Simon Kemperer, a geophysicist at Stanford University.If I take a wooden pencil in my hands and start to bend it, I know it s going to break at some point in time, says Kemperer.
The 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series is fast-approaching, and there are numerous ways to celebrate the Enterprise and its crew.Spock fans, in particular, will appreciate the upcoming documentary For the Love of Spock, which explores the lives of both the iconic character and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy.Gravitas Ventures released a clip from the documentary today, and it shares the touching story behind the documentary.First conceived of by Nimoy s son, Adam, it was a project both father and son were working on prior to Leonard s death in February 2015.Planned as a look at Spock, the documentary then shifted gears and expanded its focus to include Nimoy himself.Nimoy and Spock s legacies are evident right off the bat.
Verdun, the highly rated World War I shooter on Steam, is headed to the PS4 next week, just a week ahead of Battlefield 1 s own visit to the Great War and the killing fields of early twentieth century Europe.It s easy to compare the two, but Verdun provides a markedly different take on the war that shaped the early twentieth century, delivering similarly bloody, gruesome, and intense battles from the period.Where Battlefield 1 delivers on stunning visuals and intense fast-paced combat, Verdun dials things back a bit.Taking a page out of history, Verdun emphasizes careful pacing and bursts of intense action.Tension is key to the Verdun experience, and soon enough players on the PS4 will be able to enjoy it.An Xbox One version has been announced but has been delayed, reports Eurogamer.
Co-founder of language learning app, Memrise, and Grandmaster of Memory, Ed Cooke, discusses how technology is completely transforming the way we learn.Edtech, it s the new tech buzzword, and it s growing - fast.According to a new report by Edtech UK, the global education technology sector was worth £45bn in 2015 and poised to reach £129bn by 2020.There are a lot of UK companies tackling digital education, and more specifically in our case the online language-learning space, and you can see why - technology offers us a completely new way of learning and exploits the brain s capacity in a way that is far more fun and engaging than reading a textbook.With companies setting up new apps to help you revise and massive open online courses that allow you to complete an entire university-level course digitally, the possibilities for learning are now endless.At Memrise, we ve embraced technology to combine the best knowledge from the science and practical arts of memory into a language learning system optimised for efficiency and power.
Fast forward a decade, and we got our standard wired connections.Sparkling web layouts with thousands of animated design elements were the in-thing those days, no wonder they provided for a fresh break from those boring, text-oriented websites of the past.No wonder, millions of dollars are spent each year in this industry, dedicated to creating the best web design that sends the competition licking the dust.Take a look at some of the most ambitious colleges for graphic design .There has always been a constant attempt by web hosting companies and website builders to provide a budget-friendly alternative to expensive web development.It s a constant hassle, the end result is poorly optimized, and the website never results in many successful conversions.
A pilot leaping into their Titan in Titanfall 2Respawn Entertainment has announced a slew of tweaks and changes to upcoming shooter Titanfall 2, following a multiplayer technical test that took place this past weekend 19-21 August 2016 .These include speeding up movement and the time it takes players to be able to summon and pilot the game's Titan mechsIn a blog post on the game's official site, Titanfall 2's multiplayer game designer Steven DeRose explained that the build released to the public was actually completed in June, so many of the problems players noticed have been addressed.The game, set for release in October on PS4, Xbox One and PC, is the latest from the team founded by Call of Duty creator Vince Zampella.The original became a cult favourite in 2014 thanks to its fast movement and Titans – huge battle mechs that can tear up the battlefield.
the fast-Growing Swedish digital innovationskonsulten Alite International, which was founded in 2014, has grown at a record pace.This is through to attract global companies with its offer to create digital revenues at already existing business models, or together with their customers, creating entirely new business models or processes that generate the revenue.Now, aiming the company's CEO and founder Fredrik Alstierna, at 100 million in sales in 2016.Therefore, our ambition is to now take a firm grip on the european market, starting in the Nordic countries and England.But then also in Switzerland and Austria, " says Fredrik Alstierna.the Customers can be found, inter alia, in the insurance, publishing, telecom, and traditional industries.
If you worry the Internet of Things is bollocks and that the industry's just milking an old idea, think again: research outfit Arcluster has declared that the Connected Cow and Farm market will become a US$10.75 billion concern in 2021, a rather nice jump from today's $1.27 billion.Byte-blowing bovines are going to drive most of the growth, says Arcluster's research director Arun Nirmal, who says the intersection of highly sophisticated automation and M2M technologies combined with the application of Industrial Internet of Things in this space is set to disrupt the industry over the next decade."How will cows be disrupted?The Connected Cow market apparently comprises seven sub-markets, namely:Automated milking and feeding are already things, so probably are not disruptive unless in nations where cattle-raising is still largely manual.Health monitoring and herd management we get we get – it's wearables on the hoof, a nice change but perhaps not revolutionary.
Yu Televentures, Indian manufacturer Micromax s subsidiary, already made a name for itself with the Cyanogen-powered Yureka and Yunique.Fast forward to the present and the company continues to make a splash with the Yureka S and Yunique Plus.Starting with the Yureka S, the phone features an anodized aluminum back with a polycarbonate frame.That aluminum back is interrupted by the 13-megapixel camera that looks similar to the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL s camera in design, as well as a microphone above it and a speaker at the bottom.Turning the phone to the front reveals a 5.2-inch, 1,920 x 1,080p resolution display and a 5MP selfie shooter.Taking a peek under the hood, a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset and 3GB RAM power the Yureka S, with a 3,000mAh battery keeping the lights on.
It s a good day for photographers who favor the Fujifilm system.The camera company announced an update to its X-A series mirrorless cameras and solid new lens today.The X-A3 s main update is the sensor, a new 24.2-megapixel model — up from 16 on the X-A2.Unfortunately, although the megapixel count is similar, it isn t the same sensor or image processor as you d find in the X-Pro2 and X-T2, Fuji s high-end mirrorless offerings.It does, however, have expanded focus modes and, of course, a few million more pixels on it.To videographers delight, the X-A2 will also now shoot at 60p, 50p, and 24p in addition to the standard 30p.
Futureplay Games has raised $2.5 million to fund more titles in its view-to-play ad-based mobile gaming portfolio.Started by former Angry Birds veteran Jami Laes, the Helsinki, Finland-based company creates mobile games such as Farm Away!that skirt the usual in-app purchases in favor of an ad-boosted monetization strategy.The funding comes from London Venture Partners, DN Capital, Sunstone, and Creandum.This fresh infusion will help Futureplay to accelerate its growth by expanding its team size and production capacity while continuing to develop accessible games and an ad-boosted monetization strategy.We staked our name early on the idea that mobile players respond with greater levels of engagement to ad-driven products that reward their time and energy, and we re seeing that vision play out in the market now, said Laes, in a statement.We invite players in with casual gameplay experiences and keep them engaged with a consistently fast and rewarding sense of progression fueled by intelligent ad integrations.To date, Futureplay s games have accumulated more than 2 million monthly active users, with over 150 million ads served.
When the old tech giant Hewlett-Packard officially split last October, it was clear which of the two new companies was likely to have the tougher road.Hewlett Packard Enterprise got the slightly more desirable parts of the business: Servers, software, storage, networking and services.Of course, these businesses are not exactly on fire, with HPE posting a slight revenue dip during the first six months of this fiscal year.Still, its sibling, HP, got saddled with printers and personal computers, which are two business in terminal decline.HP reported its latest earnings yesterday with revenues down 3.8 percent to $11.89 billion for the quarter.There was some good news from the PC division, part of the Personal Systems group.Revenue for Personal Systems was flat, which qualifies as a win for anything HP-related.Within that, sales of consumer PCs rose 8 percent, and notebooks gained 12 percent in sales.But Printing fell 14 percent year-over-year.And the company says that decline will continue for the short-term.Now, part of this is being driven by a change in the company s supply sale model.
Interest in Pokémon Go may be waning, but there are millions of people around the world still desperately trying to catch em all.Sadly, some of those players include car owners determined to play the augmented-reality smartphone game while driving along, behavior that recently prompted maker Niantic to update the app with a pop-up message asking players to confirm they re a passenger if it detects they re inside a fast-moving vehicle.But it clearly hasn t prevented some people from staring at their smartphone screen while driving their car, with Japan on Wednesday announcing the first Pokémon Go-related death in the country since the game s release there just over four weeks ago.Sachiko Nakanishi, a 72-year-old resident of Tokushima about 320 miles south-west of Tokyo, was killed when she was struck by a small truck allegedly driven by 39-year-old farmer Keiji Goo.Another woman, aged 60, was also badly injured.According to the Japan Times, Goo told police he was playing the blockbuster smartphone game while he was behind the wheel at around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday.
Relying on your smartphone to navigate when you travel can be a costly decision.Forget about eating through your smartphone s battery… all that data adds up fast.You can easily eat through your monthly data plan or even worse, if you re traveling internationally, you can pack a ridiculous amount for roaming.Instead, check out the TomTom VIA 1505M World Traveler Edition GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps, which is on sale on Amazon from now through September 10.Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the webBGR Deals content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and BGR may receive a commission on purchases made through our posts.
Devices from Fitbit and its peer companies allow people to track their health and exercise progress in previously impossible ways.This wearable technology can trace its roots back further than you might think, and the road ahead for wearable devices looks bright.We've compiled a history of the wearables market that looks at the past, present, and future of these devices.The PastIf we wanted to be truly technical, we could trace the history of wearable devices all the way back to the Roman emperor Nero, who used emeralds like eyeglasses in order to get a sharper view of gladiatorial combat.But let's fast forward almost 2000 years to 1961, when the first wearable computer appeared inside the shoes of MIT mathematics professors Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon.Thorp reported a 44% increase in winning bets in his book Beat The Dealer.In fact, the strategy was so successful that Nevada passed a law banning such machines in 1985.More than a decade later, the Pulsar "Calculator" wristwatch hit the market and allowed people to figure out their restaurant tips.Several years after that came Steve Mann, who would pioneer several wearable devices in his time.But he got started in high school in 1981, when he wired a computer to his backpack in order to control photographic equipment.He even mounted a camera viewfinder to a helmet to serve as the display.Then in 1994, Mann created the Wearable Wireless Webcam, which he used to upload images to the Internet until 1996.
Wi-Fi Assistant is a feature that Google has been offering to Project Fi users for a year.The optional setting will connect your device to over a million public Wi-Fi hotspots that Google has verified as being fast and reliable, giving you more seamless connections in places where the cell service is lacking.Starting today, the option is rolling out to anyone using a Nexus device in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries.For anyone eligible, this is an upgrade well worth taking.DON T MISS: How I get a new iPhone for $125 a yearThere s obvious privacy concerns about auto-connecting to public Wi-Fi, however.