Hear more from Airbnb's Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Nathan Blecharczyk, at Business Insiders's IGNITION: Future Of Digital.Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now Airbnb is seeking to raise a new round of funding that would put the value of the company around $30 billion, according to a new report from the New York Times' Leslie Picker and Mike Isaac.A source close to the company confirmed that Airbnb is raising the new round to support new investments and growth opportunities for the home-rental company.The new valuation would be triple of Aribnb's valuation two years ago, according to the Times, making it the second most valuable privately held tech startup after Uber.NOW WATCH: You may have Amazon credits waiting for you — here's how to checkLoading video...
The Moto G has remained a favorite among budget buyers, combining high-end performance and features with great build quality and a wallet-friendly price.Last month the company released not one but three different models as part of its fourth generation Moto G lineup, but initially the phones were made available only in India and Brazil.The devices will be sold unlocked through major retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.On the outside the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus look mostly the same, with a rounded metal frame and rubber back cover for a nice grip.Spec-wise they share some similarities too, both including a 5.5-inch full HD TFT display coated in Gorilla Glass 3, 3000mAh battery, 5MP front facing camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor.Motorola also shared an infographic about unlocked phones conducted among U.S. smartphone users, revealing some common misconceptions 23% think an unlocked phone is one that does not require a password to open and highlighting the benefits of buying an unlocked phone -- not tied to a carrier, no contracts, can be used when traveling abroad.
As I mention here, seems like they may go with another riff on iPhone 6: https://t.co/fNYR08Wowr — Evan Blass @evleaks June 27, 2016Indeed, the new iPhone we're expecting later this year doesn't look like the typical "tick" model with a refreshed design that Apple would usually release.Other rumors surrounding this year's iPhone include redesigned antenna lines, a dual camera for the Plus model, and even a new black color option.So far, the majority of rumors for that iPhone point to a complete redesign, including an all-glass enclosure and a front panel that lacks bezels or borders.As with all rumors and leaks, nothing is set in concrete or confirmed until Apple reveals the official details at its iPhone event in September, no matter how reliable the source or publication.But if Evan Blass is right and Apple names its 2016 iPhone something other than "iPhone 7" this year, expect lots of big changes for the 2017 iPhone, which would mark the 10th anniversary of the very first iPhone.Read the original article on Tech Insider.More from Tech Insider:This simple extension can make Google Chrome run smoother GOOG This radical atmospheric hack could cool our planet super fastOne prominent leaker thinks Apple's next iPhone won't be called 'iPhone 7' APPL Yes, the click farms on HBO's 'Silicon Valley' are a real thing and they aren't going awayThese abandoned Mayans cities hold an alarming prophecy for todayNOW WATCH: Apple's new iOS doesn't fix one of the most annoying things about the iPhoneLoading video...
After a mad few days in which the UK voted to leave the EU without understanding what it meant, nobody celebrated David Cameron s resignation and Lionel Messi apparently retired from international football aged 29, this was always going to happen.The weeks of steadily shrinking numbers have come to an end.The latest episode of Top Gear brought in 2.68 million viewers last night, representing a small increase on the 2.34 million who tuned in last Sunday.The show s producers may need to add Jeff Lynne to their Christmas card list.The ELO frontman brought 2.4 million viewers to BBC 2 ahead of Top Gear, with Glastonbury s legend slot preceding the motoring show on the box.Somewhere at this moment, Chris Evans is cracking open a bottle of champagne.
This year's iPhone will have a major change, according to people who would know — it's going to be missing a headphone port.Now the big question is: Why?Why would Apple ditch a port that is on basically every computer and phone around the world, forcing its users to buy new headphones or use annoying dongles?Some reasons that have been suggested: Apple's new way to plug in headphones could provide superior digital sound quality, or it's to drum up more sales for its line of Beats headphones.Some speculate that Apple wants to make the iPhone even thinner.But most people can't hear an improvement with digital sound, and Apple sells plenty of Beats as is.And the current iPod Nano is thinner than the iPhone 6 — and it still has a headphone jack.So the most likely reason has nothing to do with this year's iPhone, which I'll call the iPhone 7 — it has to do with the major revamp that's in the pipeline for 2017.'A single sheet of glass'Apple designer Jony Ive reportedly wants the 2017 iPhone to look like a single piece of glass.And it sounds like Apple will bake fingerprint-sensing into the screen, which means the home button would be eliminated.The result could look a lot like this Apple patent revealed last year:Or it could look something like this drawing from ConceptsiPhone:If Apple is trying to reduce or eliminate the "chin" bottom of the phone, it will need to rearrange its internal components to make room for the larger screen.And one of the components directly in Apple's way is the headphone port.Apple's proprietary charging port isn't a whole lot thinner than the traditional headphone port, but it is much shorter.Take a look at the headphone jack and Apple's lightning port internals, via iFixit.When a device is manufactured to precise tolerances, like the iPhone is, then a few millimeters can make a big difference — enough for Apple to expand its next-generation screen just a little bit, helping the device come closer to Ive's vision.Often, the simplest explanation for a mystery is the best.NOW WATCH: SpaceX has a radical plan to reach Mars that's unlike anything anyone has tried beforeLoading video...
Following the announcement of BitTorrent Now, a new ad-supported streaming music and video service, an accompanying mobile app has been released, giving users access to content while on the go.BitTorrent Now isn't aiming to compete with the likes of Spotify or Apple Music, but instead will distribute content from independent artists and filmmakers who sign up for the platform.The Android app is available now on Google Play, while iOS and Apple TV versions are "coming soon."The service is an interesting move away from the illegal file sharing commonly associated with torrent sites.BitTorrent Now doesn't offer access to that kind of content in any way, but instead steam the media offerings creators have chosen to make available, in a completely legal way.While BitTorrent Now is starting off with music and video, it will move on to VR content as the format becomes more common.
For travelling Uber users, the app can seem a life saver, offering some familiarity in an unfamiliar place; a shining beacon of reassurance, especially in far, faraway places.At one point he was swerving all over the freeway.After a few near misses, several honks and a hell of a lot of breath-holding, we came to the assumption he was either drunk or sleep depraved.Though it may well have been a mirage caused by stress, to be honest.In our state of weariness, we refused to get back in the car, telling the cop of our nightmare experience.You also need to consider that taxes aren't taken out.
BlackBerry Ltd. recorded a large fiscal first-quarter loss on Thursday on a hefty asset-impairment charge, but results excluding items far outpaced analyst expectations amid improving sales in its software business.That is better than the 8-cent loss analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected.Our current plan calls for continued investments to expand our addressable markets and drive sustainable profitability and revenue growth, Chief Executive John Chen said in a release.For its current fiscal year, BlackBerry guided for an adjusted loss of about 15 cents a share, which is smaller than the Thomson Reuters mean estimate for a loss of 33 cents a share.The company also said it aims to achieve operating profitability in the short term in its mobility solutions operations, which includes smartphones and device software licensing.To help win back some handset customers, BlackBerry has focused its device sales on enterprise customers.
The game in question is an old-school text adventure called Hadean Lands.Like so many of those classic titles from yesteryear, there are no graphics in the game; you simply type in commands and read the story of an apprentice alchemist stranded on an alien planet.As you can imagine, the game is pretty hard, and it s this difficulty that led to developer Andrew Plotkin adding the unique piece of DLC to Steam.Your $35 gets you a file containing a printable PDF or JPEG certificate, which states that you pledge to complete the game without using walkthroughs or referring to any hints.Speaking from a player's point of view, he said: If this was a $5 game I d just close the game window, but after paying $30 I want to kick its butt.And it should come as little surprise to learn that he s already sold at least one of the certificates so far.
Hyperloop One wants to help Russians commute more quickly.The company, along with Russian investment firm Summa Group, has signed a deal with the City of Moscow to explore building a Hyperloop connected to Moscow's transportation grid."Hyperloop can improve life dramatically for the 16 million people in the greaterMoscowarea, cutting their commute to a fraction of what it is today," Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and executive chairman of Hyperloop One, said in a statement."Our longer term vision is to work withRussiato implement a transformative new Silk Road: a cargo Hyperloop that whisks freight containers fromChinatoEuropein a day."Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, a startup working to develop Hyperloop technology, already has feasibility studies underway around the world, including in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, as well as the Port of Los Angeles.The company tested its propulsion system on a test track in Las Vegas in May and aims to have a full-scale version by the end of this year.NOW WATCH: Mark Cuban explains why downloading Snapchat is a huge mistakeLoading video...
Update includes face-shaping, font matching, magic cropping and moreFace Aware Liquify detects faces in images and lets you modify expressionsAdobe is updating its Creative Cloud suite to version 2015.5 and including a new Photoshop feature which modifies facial expressions after the event.Called Face Aware Liquify, the feature extends the existing shape-bending Liquify filter with face recognition and tools to tweak eyes, nose, mouth including smile control , cheeks and so on, in order to achieve the desired expression.A typical use case, Adobe told press at a briefing, would be wedding photographs where someone in a group shot was not looking sufficiently joyful.Designers will also benefit from Match Font, the ability to detect a font in a bitmap image such as a photograph, and find the closest available font so you can add your own text in the same style.Adobe Stock, an image library introduced in Summer 2015, has several enhancements in this release.Photographers have been exploiting tricks of light since the earliest days of the profession.
The FCC will be meeting next month to vote on new regulations for 5G, laying the groundwork for the next evolution in wireless communications.DON T MISS: This crazy iPhone 6s scam on Amazon isn t what you thinkThe proposed regulations are called Frontier Spectrum, and they address the rules for wireless broadband above 24GHz, far higher than what s in use today.The surgeon s scalpel needs to be immediately responsive, not a blink later.The technical folks call this latency.Assuming they pass — which, with public support from Wheeler, and little opposition from the industry, they should — you can expect to see far more testing in high-frequency spectrum going forwards.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
I've done this mainly through incorporating fan voting, artist interviews and hosting live watch parties on my Periscope account.Aside from these three methods, it's all just been word of mouth.But I wanted to come to r/marketing and ask the experts what they think I should/could be doing to further grow the show and most importantly better reach music lovers.For reference, here's a link to last week's episode.LINK: https://www.facebook.com/1797764817117296/videos/1890350717858705/Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to offer feedback/help/opinions.I'm really a novice to marketing but am eager to grow the show and put in the work to do so!
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f120938%2fap 496628892758Months after the FBI hacked into the iPhone by cracking Apple's encryption code, India's Delhi Police is trying to get the technology to unlock the company's devices.Indian cops are also in touch with international companies to find ways to extract data from 8,400 other mobile phones manufactured by Blackberry and Chinese companies.According to The Times of India, the police event hope to decrypt WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted chats.The news comes soon after the FBI used a new technique that it purchased from unnamed hackers to hack into an iPhone that was used by Syed Farook, the gunman in the San Bernadino attack in December 2015.The announcement ended a long court battle between the FBI and Apple that raised questions of digital privacy versus national security.The hackers had unlocked Farook's iPhone 5c using a previously undiscovered security flaw in Apple's software.
In prepared remarks, Wheeler said the interconnected world we live in today is the result of decisions we made a decade ago and that the interconnected world of the future will be the result of decisions we must make today.That, he said, is why 5G is a national priority and why this coming Thursday, Wheeler will be circulating proposed new rules to colleagues that will identify and open up vast amounts of spectrum for 5G applications.Wheeler labeled it the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, describing it as the final piece in the spectrum trifecta of low-band, mid-band and high-band airwaves that will open up unprecedented amounts of spectrum, speed the rollout of next-generation wireless networks and re-define network connectivity for years to come.Wheeler said he is confident these actions will lead to a cornucopia of unanticipated innovative uses and generate tens of billions of dollars in economic activity.As confident as Wheeler is, it s important to remember that 5G wireless technology is still many years away.AT, however, was quick to herd expectations although it s unclear if AT was simply trying to discredit Verizon s achievements or dish out a bit of damage control in the event its research into the matter isn t as far along.
A newspaper designed to have a certain "northern flavour" has launched today.Called 24, the concept is to bin the usual London-centric media nonsense in favour of something that gives more weight to the stories from the upper parts of the UK while remaining politically neutral.It's published by CN Group, with its editorial director David Helliwell telling the BBC: "There s so much that happens in the UK that only a fraction of it gets into our newspapers and it can be very south-dominated," promising a paper that has a "northern perspective, rather than a south-east perspective" and will give more coverage to the local sports teams instead of it all being about Chelsea all the time.The bosses assembled a terribly dreary YouTube video in their offices to celebrate the event:The faces and body language of men who know they're going to be made redundant in three months' time, much like the staff of 2016's other new newspaper, New Day, which flopped into and out of existence earlier this year, to the interest of virtually no one.Guardian Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
The sun breaks through the dark rainclouds at dusk in Keyhaven Harbour in The New Forest.We hope you like your rain/mist/clouds delete as geographically appropriate this morning , and don t feel too let down that today is technically midsummer.But if you are already a bit sad that the longest day of the year is going to have about four hours of actual sunlight, maybe don t check Facebook.Photograph: FacebookFacebook s normal greetings are algorithmically produced, typically involving today s weather for your area and some sort of chipper Californian salutation, but on special occasions, it shows a different message.The company has previously got in trouble for insensitive algorithmic prompts, and in recent months has stuck to fairly innocuous special occasions like 29 February every four years, February gets an extra day – make the most of it .Although eyebrows were raised by the company s message for St George s Day Let the spirit of England fill you with pride today and every day , it takes accidentally mocking Britain for having crap weather on midsummer for social media to unite against the greeting.
If a new driverless shuttle bus makes riders nervous, IBM s Watson system is on board to make feel passengers feel less alone.And the bus cute name – Olli – might help, too.This comes as the global market for self-driving cars is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years.Olli with Watson acts as our entry into the world of self-driving vehicles, something we ve been quietly working on with our co-creative community for the past year, said Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers.Olli currently cruising the nation s capitalThe IBM system on board Olli uses four specific Watson application program interfaces: Speech to Text, Text to Speech, Entity Extraction and Natural Language Classifier.Thanks to Watson, the autonomous bus will be able to analyze data collected by more than 30 embedded sensors.
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Star Trek BeyondGet up close and personal with Sofia Boutella s character Jaylah in a new poster.Coming Soon A Monster CallsHere s a new poster for the oh god Liam Neeson is a tree monster fantasy movie.StorksLikewise, so has one for this animated movie about a stork trying to deliver a baby in a world where he s supposed to be delivering gadgets instead.Deadline Samurai JackEven more details about the show s return have emerged out of Annecy 2016.French website CloneWeb has a full report from the show s panel at the animation festival, including more concept art, and a few more details about where the show will find itself in the new season.TV Guide Tales from the CryptIn a completely bizarre move, the series will be trawling online fiction site Wattpad for story ideas.