The ocean floor has been depicted in the most detailed microscopic detail yet with the help of the Benthic Underwater Microscope Bum .Bum can study "millimetre-scale" activity on the ocean bed and has already captured images of polyps 'kissing', algae spreading across reefs, coral reefs 'fighting' each other for space and for chemicals.Bum, developed by UC San Diego, is a combination of a water-resistant camera and a high-res, high-magnification lens.The lens can also "see shapes in 3D", which allows a closer and more accurate image.Because the camera is so high-res, the team hopes it can study particles that live on and around the coral to understand how microbes in the water that flow around reefs help help them stay alive.Because of the strength of the instrument, Bum can capture even single cells.
Pokémon Go is great for adventures on your feet, but just like the original Game Boy games, having a bike makes everything better.Here s how I built the ultimate PokéBike, and how you can build your own.What a cool idea, I thought.But when I tried to ride around and play at the same time, it actually sucked.I had to hold my phone with one hand while I steered the bike, my Pokémon go-bag started to hurt my back and I got sweaty , and the battery pack I was using to charge my phone was constantly threatening to fall out of my pocket.It s great for all-purpose riding I got mine for beach-cruising originally , and it s not that expensive for a bike.
Until recently, the big news in the world of news was that Facebook was retreating from journalism.After an unexpected dip in the personal sharing that is its core business, plus a mini-scandal involving allegations of political bias in how it displayed content from conservative websites, Facebook said it was updating its algorithm to prioritize wedding announcements and baby photos over postings by media companies.Friends and family come first, the company said in a June 29 blog post.And when Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the Facebook Live video function, he presented it as a platform for life s small trials and triumphs.Among the videos he praised: a young man s haircut as it happened, a woman skiing downhill with her kids, and a zoo camera trained on some baby birds.On July 6, during what should have been a routine traffic stop, a police officer in suburban Minneapolis fired multiple shots at Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man.Seconds later, as he slumped, bloody and gasping for air next to her in the car, Diamond Reynolds, his girlfriend, opened the Facebook app on her smartphone and pressed the Go Live button.
Baking is basically edible chemistry, which makes precise measuring super important.To make sure you re armed with the most accurate measuring cups around, Cook s Illustrated tested a whole bunch to find the best.To determine accuracy, the cups were filled with sugar dipping the cup into the bag and then leveling with a knife , weighed, and—using the value of how much that volume of sugar should weigh—evaluated for accuracy using the power of math.This test was then repeated with water.Some of the cups were off by quite a bit as much a 6% but the winner from OXO was spot on.In addition to accuracy, the cups were also tested for durability, stability, and ease of storage, and the OXO cups excelled in each category.
For all the headlines that Pokémon Go is generating, the massively popular mobile game is merely in an incubation phase.Once the game developer, Niantic, focuses on a monetization strategy, Pokémon Go will really start flexing its muscle — from both a gaming and advertising standpoint.As you ve certainly heard by now, the app uses augmented reality to send players with their mobile phones on a quest in the real world to find, train and do battle with the Pokémon made famous by Nintendo 20 years ago through video and card games.Pokémon Go sends players to far-flung locations to find Pokémon, acquire goodies at PokéStops and do battle in Gyms.Pokémon Go is so popular that, within two days of its launch, the app had surpassed dating app Tinder in Android device installs and was generating more downloads and revenue than any other iPhone app in the United States.The game has created an incredible amount of commentary surrounding it, ranging from its social implications to its value for improving the mental and physical health of those who play it.
Microsoft is definitely on the warpath when it comes to promoting Edge, as we recently heard claims about how it's the best browser for battery life, and now the company is saying that Windows 10's browser is top dog when it comes to the quality of streaming video, too.Redmond has pointed to video tests run with Netflix which found that the service streamed at full 1080p with the Edge browser, but only 720p resolution in Chrome, Firefox and Opera.Edge also achieved a higher maximum bitrate 7,500 compared to 4,420 for its browser rivals .The long and short of it is, you have to watch Netflix on Edge to get the maximum viewing quality possible.And PC World, which spotted this development, separately confirmed that Microsoft's observations are correct.Redmond talked more about its recent battery life tests where Edge outdid all the competition – and positively blew away Chrome, lasting 70% longer – noting that the Windows 10 browser's achievements are even more remarkable given that it was drawing more power to stream in 1080p with the others in 720p .
Right now, the Web—not apps—appear to be the best way to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.Gotta Catch Em All is probably the best Pokemon Go map out there, though it's restricted to Boston for the moment.If you ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you might not have to wait much longer: new crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps are teaching players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go.At least four Pokémon Go maps are available: the first, at Pokecrew.com, zeroes in on your location and begins showing what Pokémon might be nearby.Pokemapper also provides a worldwide look at Pokémon locations, but without the sophistication of other sites.Each player can capture a Pokémon using a Pokéball, then train it at a local gym.
Right now, the Web—not apps—appear to be the best way to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.Gotta Catch Em All is probably the best Pokemon Go map out there, though it's restricted to Boston for the moment.If you ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you might not have to wait much longer: new crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps are teaching players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go.At least four Pokémon Go maps are available: the first, at Pokecrew.com, zeroes in on your location and begins showing what Pokémon might be nearby.Each player can capture a Pokémon using a Pokéball, then train it at a local gym.Special items, such as incense and lures, are used to attract new Pokémon to the player.
Today s savvy marketers have moved beyond just collecting website analytics, and are instead focusing on how to inspire customers to take action based on their digital marketing.No matter what your role is within your marketing department, it is important to understand the key Conversion Rate Optimization tactics to improve your ROI and to grow your business.If fact, only 22% of companies are satisfied with their conversion rates according to Econsultancy.Improving your conversion rate is a never ending battle that requires testing and optimization.Unbounce recently released a Chrome extension that calls out marketing speak that make landing pages less persuasive.The tool can provide insight to if your content is too difficult to understand for your target audience.
Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android and iOS, as well as in a Replica Edition.The Enhanced Edition includes videos and other interactive features—all designed for consuming on your tablet.The Replica Edition is a PDF-like version that s enabled for your mobile device s touchscreen.We review Intel's latest Extreme Edition CPU: the 10-core Intel Broadwell-E. Plus, the E3 and Computex conferences have our editors excited about PC gaming and the next generation of graphics cards.• Windows Continuum: What happened when I used a Windows 10 phone as my PC.• E3 2016: All the glorious new PC games, graphics cards, and hardware you need to know about.
Apple isn't out to compete with Comcast or Netflix, despite rumors to the contrary.Eddy Cue previews new tvOS features at Apple's WWDC16 in San Francisco on June 13, 2016.Several rumors are swirling around Apple TV: Apple is planning to take on cable TV with its own bundle of channels, the company wants to create original content, it tried to acquire Time Warner, and so on.According to Eddy Cue, Apple s senior vice president of software and services, you can expect Apple TV to get a lot better, but you can rule out buying a skinny bundle of channels from the company.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cue said the quality of both TV hardware and the content available to watch has never been better.The problem, the one Apple hopes to solve, is how people get that content.
Facebook today announced that Instant Articles will no longer be limited to the main Facebook app.Facebook Messenger for Android now lets you view Instant Articles directly in the app, and Messenger for iPhone will be getting the same treatment in the coming weeks.You can download the latest versions of each here: Google Play and Apple s App Store.As the name implies, Instant Articles are quick-loading versions of articles that Facebook users can view directly in the social network s app.The company opened up the feature, which competes directly with Google s AMP, to all publishers in April.The Messenger experience works just like you would expect: a lightning bolt on the top right corner of links shared in Messenger indicates the link is an Instant Article.Opening it should be lightning fast, just like in the main Facebook app.As of April 2016, Facebook Messenger has 900 million users.It s really a no-brainer for Facebook to have Instant Articles work in Messenger as well — after all, this is a mobile-focused feature, and hundreds of millions of people already share article links via the mobile app.Here is how Facebook describes the existing experience:Back in January, we noted Facebook had passed a significant milestone: Over half its users access the service only on mobile.
Two Zika particles at work Image: David S. Goodsel/The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collecting semen from hundreds of Zika-infected men to figure out how long the sexually transmitted virus lingers in the body.Zika is primarily transmitted by infected mosquitoes, but it can also spread through sexual contact.Virus particles remain in the body even after symptoms have disappeared, but scientists aren t entirely sure how long it takes the body to completely flush out this disease, which is known to cause serious birth defects.For the past two months, the CDC has been asking men who have been infected with Zika to provide semen samples.In return for their contribution, the CDC is awarding them a $50 multi-use gift card.
Anker s PowerCore 10000 is part of your favorite line of USB battery packs, and you can pick one up on Amazon today for just $19, an all-time low.You also get Anker s standard 18 month warranty and a nice travel pouch, but the real reason to buy the PowerCore 10000 is its size.If you ve owned other 10,000mAh battery packs, you ll be shocked how small and light this thing is, which makes it ideal for carrying in your back pocket on Pokémon hunts.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
If there was still any doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner a bunch of newly leaked pictures will likely put it to rest.Two shots, shared on Weibo and spotted by Phandroid, show off both the iris scanner lock screen and instructions on how to use it.The lock screen itself looks slightly ugly, with two circles at the top of the screen, used by the iris scanner, and a pattern input option below, for those inevitable times when the iris scanning doesn't work, or you've lent your phone to someone else.The instruction screen states that you should hold your device 25-35cm away from your face and position your eyes in the circles shown on the screen, which sounds awkward and unlikely to be as fast or easy as using a fingerprint or PIN.As interesting as this tech is, until it can scan your eyes from a more comfortable angle it could be little more than a novelty, much like the Smart Lock feature which allows you to unlock some Android phones with your face.These images could well be fake, so take it wilth a pinch of salt, but there's now plenty of evidence of an iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and we can't imagine it working much differently.
When it comes to benchmarking software, Futuremark s 3DMark Fire Strike is the gold standard among PC enthusiasts.But there are limits to what Fire Strike can measure; as a DirectX 11 implementation, the tool can t quantify how graphics cards perform with Microsoft s cutting-edge DirectX 12 graphics technology.Today, Futuremark released its new Time Spy benchmark for the 3DMark suite, which is loaded with DirectX 12 features to put graphics cards to the next-gen test.And it lets you test with asynchronous compute both enabled and disabled, which leads to some interesting insights.Let s take a deeper look at this new DirectX 12 benchmark, and the performance results for a range of AMD and Nvidia cards.Futuremark developed Time Spy with input from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Microsoft, with an eye towards testing DirectX 12 s unique advantages.
Google faced a new antitrust attack from European Union regulators who allege the search engine skews results in its own favor and unfairly restricts rival online advertising platforms.The European Commission sent the Alphabet Inc. unit two statements of objections Thursday, widening a five-year probe and delaying a threat of fines.It adds to an antitrust complaint over Google s mobile-phone software Android earlier this year.EU regulators said they have "a broad range of additional evidence and data" to reinforce their view that Google systematically favors its own comparison-shopping service in its general search results.The company s conduct "has weakened or even marginalized competition from its closest rivals," they said in a statement.Google also hindered competition for online ads with its AdSense for Search product to place advertising on websites, including retailers, telecommunications operators and newspapers, the EU said.Google prevented customers from accepting rival search ads from 2006 and maintained restrictions on how rival ads were displayed when it altered contracts in 2009.We believe that our innovations and product improvements have increased choice for European consumers and promote competition, Google said in a statement Thursday.We ll examine the commission s renewed cases and provide a detailed response in the coming weeks.
With all the criticism recently surrounding self-driving cars, you might think it s a strange move for Nissan to announce some news regarding its own system.According to Reuters, the car company launched a suite of auto driving functions on Wednesday called ProPilot and announced that the new Serena minivan, which will go on sale in Japan in August, will be the first line of cars to include the technology.Nissan issued a press release that details how the system works.Through information acquired through the camera, a car equipped with ProPilot can remain a set distance from the car in front, stop when other vehicles on the road slow down, and can control steering around curves.While Nissan didn t comment on the Tesla incidents, it did note the dangers of self-driving cars, stating that the function is semi-autonomous and isn t meant to be used without driver assistance.ProPilot alerts the driver when hands are off the steering wheel for more than four seconds, for example.
The next Galaxy Note from Samsung is slated to have an iris scanner on boardSamsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 7, is due to be launched on 2 August and amid pre-launch leaks flooding the internet, another photo leak on Weibo has emerged showing how the iris scanning technology will work.The Galaxy Note 7 will be the first commercial device from Samsung to have the iris scanning technology on board.The pictures leaked on Weibo and accessed by SamMobile show how the iris scanning option will appear on the home screen when a user wants to unlock his/her device.Like fingerprint scanner enabled phones provide both options for pattern unlock as well as fingerprint scanning, the leaked images show the Note 7 will provide users with the option to unlock the phone either by scanning their iris or by the same old pattern lock.The feature works in a way similar to a laptop's face recognition technology but given the size of the device is smaller the iris scanning is expected to be more precise.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed What is Gameover Zeus and How Do I Protect Myself?Hackers have been found to be selling a new ransomware family on the dark web for a mere $39 for a lifetime licence.Security researchers have uncovered that the ransomware, dubbed Stampado, is being aggressively marketed at a surprisingly low cost, in efforts to lure as many buyers as possible.Security researchers say the ransomware is being touted as a "flexible" product, which functions in a way similar to CryptoLocker and other existing ransomware strains.Heimdal Security official Andra Zaharia told IBTimes UK: "Stampado samples have been spotted in the wild yet.The ad on the Dark web is very recent, so this ransomware family is only just beginning to spread."