Image: GizmodoIt s finally happened: There are more people snapping than there are tweeting.According to a new report from Bloomberg, Snapchat has 150 million daily active users, compared to Twitter s less than 140 million users.Ouch.At a time when Twitter is struggling to convince advertisers that its service will make them money, Snapchat is raking in the cash as they have the hearts and minds of young people right at their fingertips.The company doesn t disclose how many of those people check in daily, but in the third quarter, it said about 44 percent of monthly users are active each day in the service s top 20 markets.This implies a daily active user count of 136 million.
As we previously tested model Blaze, it was mainly the app and the features that impressed. Should you use the device during exercise, you should choose a band of rubber, then the leather and stainless steel are not splash resistant. Communication occurs naturally through bluetooth and given that, for example, on most airplanes not allow the active transmitter, it is strange that Alta is not possible to either shut down or put to flight mode. Function key missing Battery life is rated for about five days of usage, and it seems correct reasonably good. To bring the bracelet, just double drop relatively hard with your finger on the unit and do the same thing once for each specific function: step counter, distance, calories burned and so on. Alta can also auto-detect if you exercise and then for six different forms of exercise; cycling, cross trainer, sports and aerobics, walking and running.
MoreA Salesforce sign is seen during the company's annual Dreamforce event, in San Francisco, California November 18, 2013.REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Reuters - Cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc said it would buy Demandware Inc , whose software is used by businesses to run e-commerce websites, for about $2.8 billion.The deal will help Salesforce open a new front as it look to take away more market share from traditional software providers such as Oracle Corp and SAP AG , both of which already offer cloud-based e-commerce services.Demandware, whose customers include Lands' End Inc , L'Oreal SA and Marks and Spencer Group Plc , has reported sales growth of more than 30 percent for the last 10 quarters.Global spending on digital commerce platforms is expected to grow over 14 percent annually to about $8.5 billion by 2020, Salesforce said, citing research firm Gartner.Salesforce had forecast fiscal 2017 revenue of $8.16 billion-$8.2 billion in May.Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty
Microsoft appears to be clearing out some Xbox One inventory with a price cut ahead of the expected 'slim' console launch at E3 next month.The bundles, which include a 1TB console and one or more games, now starts at just £279, down from £299 on the Microsoft Store.The best deal appears to be a 1TB bundle with Forza 6, Tomb Raider, Halo 5 and a £25 gift card for £279.In the US, there s a $50 price cut for the 500GB console plus a game bundle, which is now £299.In Europe, base price is now 299 Euros.The price cuts come as Microsoft is reportedly preparing to reduce the size of the console by 40 per cent.
There are fewer buttons, and the interface is less cluttered at least that s my opinion but some users are lamenting the loss of some of these buttons and menus which allowed them to move around iTunes with just a few clicks.As you can see in the File New menu, there are shortcuts for new Playlist, Playlist from Selection, Smart Playlist, but not Playlist Folder.You can use keyboard shortcuts to create new playlists, and you can even set up your own shortcut using this method if you create playlist folders often.You can use these to move around iTunes.You have to select a song and right click, or click the ... button next to a song, then choose Rating, and then choose a star rating.Command-period stops whatever is playing and clears the iTunes LCD.
Anvia will focus on information security and network construction. Telecom operator Elisa tells the acquisition of telecommunications company in the telecom Anvia-business, IT and hosting services, as well as Anvia TV and Watson-businesses. Elisa will pay its Anvia shares, cash and focus on the security business Tansecin business operations. Elisa is the largest owner of Anvia less than a 40 percent stake and is the desired combination of functions. Anviaan remain Anvia SECURI, Viria, Fenix Solutions and Hibox Systems and the Swedish Sappa. Anvia withdraws from the agreement, in March for an arrangement in which it agreed to sell 42 percent of their business activities in the Telecom Findalle.
Get some tough love from McKenzie IngramA friendly reminder to people in sales to learn from the past, from your mistakes and ones that others have made too.Make your emails more like that with tips from Lizette ResendezA shout out to recent or soon-to-be graduates on this one.Check out this compilation from Lindsay Kolowich if you need a little reminder.Thanks for the inspiration Robert TersonStop rationalizing your failures and own them, learn from them.Thanks Jeff Shore for keeping the integrity alive.They need help too whether that be from a therapist, executive coach, other CEOs or the rest of their management team.
But the question is how far we are from the real nanorobots. - Completely artificial robots on the nanoscale, there is not. There is a limit to how small robots can be built, according to Stefan Johansson. To stick and move on the parts that are really small is difficult because it is completely different forces dominate at these scales. Read also: Hyundai has built an Iron Man suit that makes you super strong - We can think of a bionanorobot, a modified bacterium or perhaps a virus. It was his ideas on manipulating nano robots that hit like a bomb in popular culture with the book Engines of creation and that still echoes - at the same time as the field of nanotechnology have run away and become both much more and something else entirely.
AMC s new series Preacher premiered over the weekend to quite a bit of good buzz, and now the network is making the first episode available to watch online with commentary from directors and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.Along with discussing the episode itself, Rogen and Goldberg talk at length about the process of adapting the series and some of the decisions that had to be made in order to finally bring the groundbreaking comic book series to the screen.Executive produced and developed by Rogen and Goldberg, the series follows a small-town Texas preacher played by Dominic Cooper who acquires a powerful, mysterious ability and embarks on a mission that will shake both Heaven and Hell.actress Ruth Negga, and an Irish rogue named Cassidy played by Misfits actor Joseph Gilgun.Breaking Bad writer and producer Sat Catlin serves as head writer and showrunner on the series.The series premiere aired Sunday, May 22, and the series will continue to air Sundays at 10 p.m.
About 10 years ago, the hard drive on his wife's computer, where they kept all their family photos, died and the data wasn't backed up anywhere.Count Steve Wright among those who don't regularly back up their data.Because I had saved my photos in a smattering of places and still had many stored on the SD card in my camera, I ended up recovering almost everything, but I've been determined since to better and more thoroughly protect myself.But if your computer gets infected with malware, it can compromise your backup disc as well.Follow him at www.mercurynews.com/troy-wolverton or Twitter.com/troywolv.Depending on your Internet provider and the amount of data you're transferring, you may also see extra charges on your broadband bill for exceeding your data caps.
Image Source: PhotoDuneFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently indicated the market was not ready for an increase in interest rates.Nguyen is the founder and CEO of Network Capital, one of the top online mortgage lenders in the country.We make a concerted effort to deliver what we preach and when an issue arises, we go above and beyond to make it right as our commitment to customer service.Competitive PricingThere are dozens of mortgage lending firms online, and reliable banks in every city, which increases competition, and thus borrowers must do their research to make sure their fees and rates are as low as possible.At Network Capital, we offer a Same as Cash Offer , which allows lenders to compete against cash buyers while meeting the close of escrow deadline.Innovative ways to verify information and make credit decisions are growing by leaps and bounds already.
If you re gonna try to roast the Spelling Bee for being soft, the worst sin you can commit is bringing that weak shit noun: substandard effort or soft response, e.g.Kevin liked the Warriors, but they lost because they brought that weak shit.Uh oh, good thing the Spelling Bee account was too busy tweeting updates about who spelled promyshlennik correctly to clap ba—NOOOOOOOO.And then, the prestige; the poor kid deleted his whole account.Whoops!Make sure to chek your facs before trying to do a sick own.
New registration service will look to protect customers from being bombarded with pesky voice callsBritish mobile users plagued by nuisance calls will now be able to put an end to their misery thanks to a new service from Ofcom.The watchdog has today unveiled a free text-to-register service that will let people opt out of such calls with just a single text message.Launched in assocation with the Telephone Preference Service TPS , the new service signs users up for the UK s official do not call database simply by texting TPS and their email address to 78070.Back offspam phone callsOfcom says that although it is illegal for organisations to make unsolicited sales and marketing calls to numbers registered with the TPS unless they have a person s consent to do so many people are unaware of this, or the fact that they can opt out by registering with the TPS.Much of this is down to a lack of awareness, Ofcom notes, as according to recent research it carried out, only half 48 percent of people familiar with the TPS are aware that mobile numbers can be registered with the service, compared to almost nine in 10 88 percent for landline phone numbers.Texting will make it easier for people to register their mobile numbers on the TPS, which is the only official no-call list, and help us stamp out rogue callers once and for all by giving the Information Commissioner more ammunition to prosecute these cases.
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Good afternoon to you all and welcome back to a new day of Dealzmodo daily deals.Heading up today's list of tech and gaming savings is a deal on a triple-A PlayStation 4 game.It's the fourth – and final – instalment of the series featuring adventurer Nathan Drake, and reviews have been widely positive.Our pal's at Kotaku UK called it 'phenomenal...a sufficiently wonderful finale for Naughty Dog'.Get the game over on eBay, via ShopTo.TV & videoGamingHeadphones & audioiPads & tabletsSmartphonesComputingWearables
Photo: George Frey / Reuters Apple's rumored automotive project shows the advanced stage, where the company is considering the construction of electric vehicle charging network. Apple will discuss with their counterparts in electric vehicle charging stations companies and hiring experts in the field, Reuters reported on. According to Reuters, Apple utelee status of entrepreneurs, regardless of the technology, but entrepreneurs are reluctant to share too much information, because Apple is a potential future competitor. on the basis of LinkedIn, Apple has hired at least four charging of electric vehicles experts. Apple still does not comment on the topic. Car Project is alleged to have suffered unexpected difficulties and delays, and in January the project director was told to have left the company.
Lenovo has a dual-brand strategy on smart phones, Lenovo and Moto, who addreserar different audiences, says Sweden-CEO William van Kerkvoorde. The main reason is so obvious that the PC market has continued to decline. When he sets out Lenovo's global strategy, it is clear that the PC company is trying to spread graces more and more. At last report, the global figure of 35 percent, and the idea is for it to grow in order to reduce dependence on the PC. HP Inc.'s Sweden-CEO Stefan Bergdahl said recently that lying low on the consumer side because it is difficult to make money there. Is not there a pretty big risk that it will be for sprawling?
Much of the surface of Mars is etched with dried out riverbeds, deltas, and other physical features indicating a wetter past.Image: Janice BishopOne mineral group of particular interest is carbonates, which form throughout Earth s oceans from dissolved CO2 under neutral-to-slightly-basic pH conditions.From a biology perspective, this is exciting for two reasons.By examining the isotopes contained in Martian carbonates, we may be able to learn if they, too, were biological in origin.Bishop and her collaborators are now drilling deeper into the specific chemistry of Martian carbonates, with the hope of learning more about Mars s past environments and finding the most promising habitats for life.Eventually, this data could help guide NASA s Mars 2020 mission, which hopes to collect samples that would eventually be returned to Earth for more detailed analysis.
Keeping your wedding dress clean until you walk down the aisle can be a challenge, especially when you re all dressed up...and then you need to use the bathroom.Luckily, protecting your wedding dress is easy: all you need is a large garbage bag.When you need to use the bathroom, grab a bag and a bridesmaid to help you balance and stuff your dress into the bag.Put your feet through the bag smaller opening at the bottom , keeping them close together.Once you have the bottom of the bag around your waist and the bottom of your dress safely encased in the bag, you re ready to use the bathroom without risk to your dress.Make sure you use one hand to hold the bag and dress up.
photographer: Pixabay More trees and dense forests, the Swedish forests are growing and growing stock only continue to increase. But those who want outdoor adventure in the woods might be to look further. In the mid-1920s, the total growing stock, ie trees, to 1.658 billion cubic meters. Now the figure is 3.465 billion cubic meters, according to new statistics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. - They become more numerous, growing more and becomes coarser and coarser, says Jonas Fridman, program manager for the NFI said. Developments can thus be explained by the forestry invested in becoming truly space-efficiently.
Breaking up is not hard to doMark Lawrie of CSC and Meg Whitman of HPE in the video announcing the merger of their services operationsHP Enterprise HPE has spun out its enterprise services business into CSC, creating an entity with US26bn of revenue.Which we think translates as Good luck using the merger as an excuse to get out of or heavily modify your current services contracts even if you hate CSC and HPE.Whitman says sloughing off services means the company can focus on secure, next generation, software-defined infrastructure that leverages a … portfolio of servers, storage, networking, converged infrastructure, as well as our Helion Cloud platform and software assets.The company also wants to make a play for IT at the edge with … Aruba and computing products for campus, branch and Internet of Things applications.Yet surely the advent of cloud and global talent pools means the your mess for less proposition is fading fast.HPE also announces its second quarter results on Wednesday, US time.
For years, I've been dying for a big upgrade to the MacBook Air.While I still think the Air is the best overall laptop you can buy, it could be so much better.Its design hasn't changed significantly since 2010, and it still lacks the sharp Retina display found on every other Apple gadget.But after all these years, it doesn't seem likely MacBook Air fans like me will get what their wish.Instead, Apple is getting ready to radically redesign the MacBook Pro this fall, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with an excellent track record of predicting what Apple is working on.Kuo says the new MacBook will take design cues from the ultra-thin MacBook and have a secondary touchscreen for function keys and a fingerprint sensor.That means we're at the beginning of a significant shift in the MacBook lineup, and the new MacBook Pro will soon take over as the best laptop you can buy, finally fulfilling everything Air users like me have wanted for years.Here's what I think will happen:The MacBook Air will stick around for now as the entry-level MacBook, starting at $899.Hopefully, Apple will be able to get the MacBook's price down to $999 or less by then.In the near term, the next MacBook Pro will end up being the perfect computer a lot of my fellow MacBook Air owners will end up buying.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.More from Tech Insider:Tesla cars have clocked in 100 million Autopilot milesHere's how the US military is beating hackers at their own gameHow a guy who climbs 2,500-foot cliffs without ropes deals with fearScott Disick's big Instagram flub raises an important question: What the heck is teatoxing?Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its ownNOW WATCH: Here's the solution to the most annoying thing about the new MacBookLoading video...
Automatic number plate recognition - or ANPR - technology uses cameras to scan number plates and log car journeys.All records are kept for two years.Video: Number Plate SurveillanceThe Information Commissioner's Office has raised concerns over these new figures.ANPR was originally introduced in Northern Ireland for counter terrorism operations.Since then, the number of records has swelled, from 35 million records in 2006, to 7.6 billion records in 2010, to more than 22 billion in 2015.Instead, they gave this statement: "The Automatic Number Plate Recognition system is a valuable source of intelligence and evidence for police in the prevention and detection of crime.
Trend 2: Your content s ROI will be harder to estimate if you are going for a first-mover advantage.The days when you managed your website s engagement data using Google Analytics are over, for the time being at least.Think about how Instagram and Snapchat consume the final bits of our limited time.Fundamentally, your strategy should consider mobile first.As the Co-founder and CEO at BaseCreate told me, Gen Z are snubbing dot-coms.A lower-profile example, Free Code Camp, and their article, We just abandoned our blog for Medium.
The RLV-TD winged body spacecraft takes off Monday morning.For the last several years, India has been making steady progress with its space program, including the successful insertion of a spacecraft into Mars orbit in 2014, something previously only the United States, Soviet Union, and the European Space Agency had accomplished.At 7am local time, the HS9 solid rocket booster fired for 91.1 seconds, lifting the RLV-TD winged body spacecraft to above 50km.After separating from the booster, the spacecraft crested to an altitude of 65km, nearly two-thirds of the way to outer space, before beginning its descent.Enlarge / The RLV-TD vehicle on the ground, before being mated to its boosterThe RLV-TD flown Monday will not be recovered from the sea, but the 1.75-ton vehicle will undergo successive test flights during the coming years to demonstrate landing capability.ISRO must also continue development of an air-breathing scramjet engine that will help power the vehicle all the way into space.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moonare the next major entries in the insanely popular catch- em-all franchise.According to the game's product listing on Amazon, it will take place across a series of unique tropical islands, an archipelago, if you will."Embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokemon on the tropical islands of a new Region and become a Pokemon Champion!You can look at each of the new starter Pokemon in detail below:RowletCategory: Grass Quill PokemonHeight: 1 00 Weight: 3.3lbsAbility: OvergrowRowlet is a grass/flying type Pokemon, and as you can see, is cute as a button.LittenCategory: Fire Cat PokemonHeight: 1 04 Weight: 9.05lbsType: FireAbility: BlazeLitten is certainly going to win the hearts of all cat fans.Let us know in the comments below.
Minister for the digital economy Ed Vaizey says UK tech has the infrastructure and skills but not enough money – but that s not the government s fault, he claimsMinister for the digital economy Ed Vaizey claims the European equivalent of Silicon Valley has already been created, it just needs more capital investment to get up and running successfully.When we talk about creating Silicon Valley in the UK or indeed Europe, I think we ve created it, he said, adding the caveat that this technological utopia in terms of groundwork and talent – not finance.I think most people you talk to will tell you the access to capital situation is far different to what is what 5 years ago but it does still lag behind the US, he continued.It s a really important part of our growth strategy, said Gavin Mee, area vice president for enterprise at Salesforce.What we really bring is that we bring a lot of access for those companies to our ecosystem and our partner environment.It provides a very porous relationship with the government, so tech companies can raise their concerns and have a proper dialogue with the government about issues where we can bring in potential reforms.
Enter the Pavlok, a wrist band that delivers a 255 volt shock to the wearer when they violate self-imposed spending limits.The wearable works via an integration with a banking platform for Intelligent Environments, a UK company.Go over that limit, and the system will notify Pavlok, which will dutifully give you an electric shock as punishment.The banking platform itself can work with more than Pavlok, though, and those who don t like the thought of suffering a shock can use Nest for a more subtle sort of discomfort.Spend too much money, for example, and you can set the thermostat to turn the AC down in the summer time, making yourself uncomfortably warm.Said Intelligent Environments director David Webber:With cashless payments like contactless, direct debits, and Apple Pay, it s unsurprising we lose track of spending, so we decided to solve this by enabling smart devices to manage our overspending for us … Both Pavlok and Nest Thermostat are opt-in services so consumers can decide whether to switch them on or not.
Han är medveten om att målet är högt ställt.Även om det är ett ambitiöst mål ligger vi bra till , säger Ola Sauar.2015 var även det första året som Jollyroom visade ett plusresultat, då resultatet före skatt landade på 8 Mkr.Ole Sauar var dessutom delaktig i den internetbaserade teknikåterförsäljaren Viking Computer i mitten av 1990-talet, och erfarenheterna från e-handel är något som han har tagit med sig till Jollyroom.Skillnaderna finns främst i att barn- och babyprodukter på nätet är en bransch som växer, och att vi lever i en helt ny tid där mycket av marknadsföringen sker på nätet.Egmont har en stark koppling till vår unga målgrupp och att vara en del av en så pass stor koncern gör att vi kan dra nytta av mycket expertkunskap , säger Ole Sauar.
Bilbyggaren Nevs ska under andra halvan av året anställa ytterligare cirka 200 personer i Trollhättan.– Vi kommer att behöva bilbyggare och lagledare, säger Mikael Östlund, kommunikationschef på Nevs.Han uppger att produktionen i huvudsak blir att tillverka målade karosser till elbilsversionen av modellen 9-3, som sedan ska skeppas till Kina för slutmontering.Redan har Nevs ungefär 600 anställda i Trollhättan.I slutet av året kommer det därmed att röra sig om cirka 1 000 personer, säger Östlund.Nevs National Electric Vehicle Sweden köpte huvuddelen av Saab Automobiles konkursbo 2012 och ska leverera elbilar till Kina.