A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging through the smog in downtown Beijing has prompted a torrent of comments – not all of them flattering – on Chinese social media.Zuckerberg, who is in the Chinese capital for an economic forum, posted the photo of himself and five others running through Tiananmen Square on Friday, with the gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background.None wore the air-filtering face masks that are ubiquitous in Beijing and other Chinese cities in the photo, posted to Zuckerberg s Facebook page.At the time the picture was taken, Beijing s air pollution index was well into the hazardous zone, at about 15 times of the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation.Experts urge people to avoid any outdoor activities when pollution is high.Zuckerberg is a much loved personality in China where Facebook is banned along with other overseas social media platforms.
the technology company Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the fourth year in a row the world's richest people, out of economic magazine Forbes in the list.gates's fortune is estimated at 86 billion dollars, or about 80 billion.Second-ranked investor guru Warren Buffett about 70 billion.for Example, the fifth is facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg.the Us president Donald Trump investment plunged more than 200 # to 500 below.Trump the value of the property is over 3 billion.
LONDON Reuters – Britain s ARM Holdings, the provider of technology for the iPhone, has bolstered its exposure to the developing market of embedded computer vision with the purchase of Apical for $350 million, it said on Wednesday.Embedded computer vision involves the use of digital processing and algorithms to interpret meaning from images or video – allowing devices to understand their environment through visual means.Cambridge-based ARM said the acquisition of Apical would accelerate its growth into new markets such as connected vehicles, robotics, security systems as well as industrial and retail applications.It said it would also extend ARM s product portfolio in existing markets such as smartphones and cameras.Computer vision is in the early stages of development and the world of devices powered by this exciting technology can only grow from here, said ARM Chief Executive Simon Segars.ARM said Apical s imaging products are used in more than 1.5 billion smartphones and approximately 300 million other consumer and industrial devices.Founded in 2002, Apical employs about 100 people, mainly at a research and development center in Loughborough, central England.Last month, ARM reported better-than-expected first quarter profit.Its shares have, however, fallen 11 percent this year on reports Apple has continued to reduce iPhone production.The stock closed on Tuesday at 928 pence, valuing the business at 13 billion pounds.Reporting by James Davey; Editing by Mark Potter
Australian team uses Sir Isaac Newton's parlor trick to suck more photons from sunlightUNSW's Mark Keevers with the cell.Image: Rob Largent/UNSWUniversity of New South Wales boffins have laid hands on another record, with a solar cell demonstrating 34.5 per cent conversion efficiency.A simple prism - the device that led Isaac Newton to theorise about the nature of light based on the colours he found in sunlight - is the basis of the demo.The Keevers/Green work used a four-junction module 28 cm2 in area, embedded in a prism.A silicon cell is installed on another face of the prism, to capture energy from the infrared portion of sunlight.In the short term, manufacturing costs mean the beam-splitting approach is more likely to turn up in commercial-scale kit such as the heliostat technology being developed by RayGen and others.
In case you forgot to mark the date or got distracted by Google's huge keynote today, here's a friendly reminder: the HTC 10 is now available from T-Mobile, right on time.As previously promised, the Uncarrier has a couple of gifts for those who grab one of the new HTC handsets…assuming you do so by May 24 and that supplies don't run out first.Those who grab the HTC 10 from T-Mobile before the aforementioned date will get an HTC Ice View case and an HTC Rapid Charger for free, whereas buying them separately would be $85.Those who get the handset on T-Mobile s monthly device plan will pay $28.34/month for 24 months, as well, on top of a $20 SIM starter kit fee.The handset features a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and the option of expanding the storage up to a huge 2TB.Battery life is substantial at up to 30.4 hours of talk time and nearly 21 days of standby time.
View photosMoreFounder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg not pictured , at the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 19, 2016.REUTERS/Shu Zhang Reuters - China's Jack Ma is canceling a planned speech at an anti-counterfeiting conference after the trade group behind it suspended the membership of his e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the company said on its news website on Tuesday.Alibaba Group President Michael Evans will represent the company at the conference instead, according to the report on the Alizila website.Alibaba has been accused by several brands, including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, of being a conduit for counterfeiters.Alibaba said on Alizila that it remains firmly committed to the protection of intellectual property rights and combating counterfeit."We look forward to engaging with the IACC membership on IP enforcement issues on May 19th in Orlando, Florida," it said.
Image: cgc76Remember that Facebook built a wacky 360-degree camera to record immersive video?Well, now it s shot its first film, which allows you to explore New York s Grand Central Terminal.Mark Zuckerberg posted the video to Facebook overnight, calling it a preview of what a full-length virtual reality movie will feel like.Especially if you re a fan of train stations!You don t need a VR headset to watch the video, but it does work better on a phone than a PC, because you can wave your handset around like a loon to see what s happening around you.Facbook
GizChina regulars will know that it isn t going to be a phone, courtesy the impending legal hassles.Anyway, US citizens will still be interested in what Xiaomi will soon have to offer in the country.According to sources in China, it is going to be Xiaomi s own MIUI-powered TV box, which will turn any dumb TV smart.The Xiaomi TV box is sold in a few different versions in the company s homeland of China.However, expect one version to go official in the US — perhaps the most powerful of the lot.This version costs 399 Yuan in China, so a price tag of around the $70 mark is what US folks can expect to pay.Xiaomi already sells some accessories and gadgets in the US.However, this is probably the first time Xiaomi will be launching a device as standalone as the TV box.Will the Apple TV finally face some competition?
Here you can peer into the lives of some of Facebook s global community of 1.65 billion users.But don t expect too much – a random look through feeds late Wednesday showed a guy staring blankly at his smartphone camera, a shaky POV of a motorcycle journey, a person buttering toast, and a guy in a youth hostel eating noodles.Blue dots indicate the location of a stream, and hovering your mouse over it connects you to the feed.These point to where current viewers are located around the world, though maybe Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will look at them as an indicator of how well he s succeeding in his quest to connect everyone on the planet.Live Video s interactive map should certainly boost traffic for the service, as before the only way you d know if a user was broadcasting live was via a notification, meaning you had to already be following them.Facebook knows there s money to be made here – users reportedly watch live broadcasts for three times longer than recorded video, and post 10 times more comments.
From virtual reality to bringing the next 1 billion people online, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is all about big ideas these days.His latest brainstorm was trotted out at F8 this year: opening Facebook s Messenger to chatbots.The primary challenge is fragmentation and a lack of standardization, said Jon Cifuentes, a research analyst for VentureBeat Insight.And I tried TechCrunch s newsbot, which sent me a news summary each day that just seemed like a basic newsletter I can already get via email.All fine.It s certainly artificial, but there s a notable lack of intelligence.Cyber Galaktioni Chat Bot tries to simulate the mind of the poet, all his answers are based on his writings, biography, memories and letters.Until we see broader adoption from consumers — and really, better chatbots that help people, there s no need for search and discovery right now.
But it ll be nice to have.Warner Bros. is releasing enhanced versions of the first two Batman Arkham games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Return to Arkham debuts July 26 and includes all of the downloadable content created for the action games.This is easy money for Warner Bros., since it can release a new product without having to go through the expensive process of making a new game.While some gamers don t care for this practice, remasters do have a benefit — getting older games in front of players who may have never tried them before.And who doesn t want a chance to listen to Mark Hamill take a break from his main gig as Luke Skywalker to portray The Joker, a voice role he s performed and perfected for TV programs and games since Batman: The Animated Series debut in 1992.Arkham Asylum originally came out in 2009, with Arkham City following in 2011.Fans and critics loved both games which originally came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for their faithfulness to the Batman franchise and satisfying, combo-based combat.Everything from Gears of War, Dishonored, Tomb Raider, and the Uncharted trilogy has made the jump.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f91465%2fd20baa5db9934c9b8c2d58d6a65d8546Looking a little like the world-saving stones from sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, a new device is expected to have a big impact on renewable energy.Built by Mark Keevers and Martin Green from the University of New South Wales UNSW , the unique prism could help make solar panels cheaper and more efficient.The prism has a sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency rate of 34.5 percent, Keevers told Mashable Australia.The number has been independently confirmed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory USNREL , Keevers added.The USNREL has been contacted for comment."Right now, this is a proof of concept prototype," Keevers said.
The mobile wallet for Android-powered smartphones is opening for business in the UK — its first market outside the U.S. where it launched in September 2015 — starting out on NFC-enabled Android devices running KitKat 4.4 or later.Tap to pay big in the UKNotably, American Express is not yet included in the card types supported it s available in the U.S. though so watch this space .Google last week gave a preview to journalists and analysts to show how Android Pay works, using an Android handset to tap to buy coffee at Holborn Grind and to travel from Holborn Tube station.That might sound sensible if you re a risk-averse consumer or retailer; but fiddly and time-eating if you re someone who is always looking for ways to do things quicker.Normally the Oyster system that TfL uses just charges you for the maximum cost of a ride when this happens; but if you use Android Pay you ll now get a warning when you pass the machines to remind you if you forget.It s possibly a mark of how Google wanted to make sure it gets the experience right from the start, lest the public or regulators find any other reasons to scrutinize the company.
Nokia announced on Wednesday that it had signed a strategic trademark and patent license agreement, which provides for the Finnish global HMD for the right to use the Nokia brand in the manufacture of mobile phones and tablets. Nokia tune its balance sheet more productive use of intellectual property. The main risk is the partner choice, because the final product must meet the promise of the Nokia brand. Nokia gives HMD for the mark and the mobiiliessentiaalipatenttilisenssien the right to use the royalties, but Nokia does not finance the company financially and does not own shares of the company, Nokia's release states. FIH Mobile Limited announced Wednesday it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including equipment manufacturing, sales and distribution. According to Nokia, the HMD is planning to invest over 500 million US dollars over the next three years worldwide marketing of mobile phones and tablets sold in Nokia's trademark: This would be to finance the company's investors and acquired the basic phone business income allows.
Chinese and US producers are making an $80 million £55.5m live-action sci-fi thriller based on popular 1980s building block computer game Tetris.The movie, which will begin shooting next year, is the first project from the newly-formed Threshold Global Studios, a joint venture between Chinese entertainment investor Bruno Wu s Seven Star Works and producer Larry Kasanoff s California-based Threshold Entertainment Group.The pair said the joint venture will make cross-cultural movies for the global market and Kasanoff added that the 32-year-old video game is a perfect first project for this strategy .The movie, whose name was not mentioned in the release, follows in the mould of such computer game-inspired film productions as Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Mortal Kombat.View photosMore Mark Lennihan/AP/PA The announcement said financing for the co-production was complete and there were plans to film the movie in China, featuring Chinese actors.Kasanoff has previously produced two Mortal Kombat movies and Wu is founder and CEO of Sun Seven Stars Media Group, a private media and entertainment investment company in China.
Photograph: Jeff Chiu/APMark Zuckerberg on Wednesday held a wide-ranging discussion with a group of conservative commentators who said afterward the Facebook CEO acknowledged the giant social network has a problem reaching conservatives.To acknowledge that Facebook has come up short and that the company needs to improve – acknowledging there s a problem and saying they re going to resolve it is the right approach.Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory and head of digital for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential bid, said that the Facebook founder stopped short of making any concrete promises besides internal reviews that were already underway but had acknowledged a problem of trust.I wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust.There has been a serious issue of trust within the conservative movement about this issue, but everyone in that room, on both sides, wants to see it restored, he said.Topics that appear as trending can have a self-fulfilling effect, as more Facebook readers see and share the items, and other news organizations decide to write their own stories.
Nokia announced on Wednesday that it had signed a strategic trademark and patent license agreement, which provides for the Finnish global HMD for the right to use the Nokia brand in the manufacture of mobile phones and tablets. Nokia tune its balance sheet more productive use of intellectual property. The main risk is the partner choice, because the final product must meet the promise of the Nokia brand. Nokia gives HMD for the mark and the mobiiliessentiaalipatenttilisenssien the right to use the royalties, but Nokia does not finance the company financially and does not own shares of the company, Nokia's release states. FIH Mobile Limited announced Wednesday it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including equipment manufacturing, sales and distribution. According to Nokia, the HMD is planning to invest over 500 million US dollars over the next three years worldwide marketing of mobile phones and tablets sold in Nokia's trademark: This would be to finance the company's investors and acquired the basic phone business income allows.
Facebook founder Mark ZuckerbergFacebook could soon let users make video responses to posts.To comment with a video, a user clicks reply in the same way that they would normally write a text response.The videos won't autoplay in the newsfeed, Facebook said.The move is not a surprise as the company has been aggressively pursuing videos to grow audience engagement.In September 2015, Facebook has launched its Live Video platform in the USA.One of the biggest broadcasts on Facebook Live to date saw BuzzFeed staff put elastic bands on a watermelon until it exploded.
Online giant Nokia said on Wednesday released a bulletin that the Nokia granted Technologies recently established Finnish HMD Global Ltd, a worldwide exclusive rights to use the trademark of Nokia mobile phones and tablets for the manufacture of ten years. These agreements will HMD would be the only licensee for all the Nokia sold worldwide under the trademark for mobile phones and tablets. HMD continue marketing their phones as part of their product offering, which will include the new smart phones and tablets. As FIH Mobile Limited announced today that it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including manufacturing, sales and distribution of equipment. Under the agreement, the HMD has full operational control over the sale, marketing and distribution of mobile phones and tablets sold under the trademark of Nokia. On the other hand, the Nokia would return to self-production of mobile phones HMD plans to manufacture mobile phones and tablets that utilize and increase the value of Nokia's trade mark in the global market, "says the release of the Nokia Technologies Group Vice President Ramzi Haidamus.
If the claims are accurate, Facebook contractors have depressed some conservative news, and their curatorial hand affects the Facebook Trending list more than the public realizes.As this conversation swirls around intentions and explicit manipulation, there are some significant issues missing.As we move into the development of algorithmic models to shape editorial decisions and curation, we need to find a sophisticated way of grappling with the biases that shape development, training sets, quality assurance, and error correction, not to mention an explicit act of human judgment.What is of concern right now is not that human beings are playing a role in shaping the news — they always have — it is the veneer of objectivity provided by Facebook s interface, the claims of neutrality enabled by the integration of algorithmic processes, and the assumption that what is prioritized reflects only the interests and actions of the users the public sphere and not those of Facebook, advertisers, or other powerful entities.As part of this process, we convened a workshop and have produced a series of documents that we think are valuable to the conversation:These documents provide historical context, highlight how media has always been engaged in power struggles, showcase the challenges that new media face, and offer case studies that reveal the complexities going forward.My hope is that we quickly leave the state of fear and start imagining mechanisms of accountability that we, as a society, can live with.
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