Borrowing much of what they ve learned from Niantic s first game, Ingress, Pokémon Go is almost less of a game in its own right then it is, for lack of a better word, an excuse… but an excuse to do good things, instead of their faster/more convenient alternatives.I meet up with part of the team behind the game and head off to the Embarcadero, a destination about a mile from where we re starting.Specifically, we re at Cupid s Span — an iconic, comically huge statue of a bow and arrow piercing through the soil.You ready for a battle?When you create a character in Pokémon Go, you join one of three teams: yellow, blue, or red.The timing of Pokémon Go is rather brilliant, finding its way into the world right as a bunch of things converge: Google s early experiments with Ingress have already proven that people will be damned near obsessed with this general idea — and that s without having the energy of an existing IP s fanbase behind it.
This comes just a few weeks after rumors surfaced that the tech giant would be following Google's example and release an Echo competitor.Whatever the tech giant decides, it's clear that it cannot put all its eggs in the iPhone basket, as the global smartphone market is expected to slow considerably over the next few years.The pool of first-time buyers in these countries is shrinking rapidly, and sales are now primarily coming from phone upgrades.Meanwhile, emerging markets will continue to see robust shipment growth.India and Indonesia, in particular, will help fuel a large share of the shipments growth within the global smartphone market over the next few years.Will McKitterick, senior research analyst at BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on smartphones by country that forecasts the market through 2021 to reflect slower, stabilizing growth in the long term.Here are some key points from the report:The global smartphone market is still growing at a steady pace due to more widespread adoption in emerging markets.Nevertheless, India has a long way to go before it surpasses China as the world s leading market for smart handsets.India is estimated to account for roughly 10% of the global smartphone market in 2016, considerably less than China s 30% share.The global platform wars are over, even as smartphone adoption continues to rise across various markets worldwide.Still, the vendor saw a slight decline in YoY growth of its share of the market in the face of stiff competition from Samsung and Chinese vendors such as Huawei.In full, the report:Forecasts global smartphone shipments through 2021.Explores why India is the next high-growth smartphone market.Breaks down the global smartphone platform wars.Discusses smartphone vendor performance market share.To get your copy of this invaluable guide, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
The most high-tech room in your house may soon be your bathroom.At least, if you consider bringing a dentist into your home by way of a true 21st-century toothbrush.Thanks to the latest new smart toothbrush from Philips Sonicare, which bears the rather unwieldy name of the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, you ll have unprecedented insights as to just how you re brushing your teeth, and whether you re brushing certain parts of your mouth too much or too little.And better still, you ll see how much pressure you re applying, and if it s too heavy or too light.And of course, because both the app and the toothbrush itself feature a timer, you ll know when you ve hit the recommended two-minute mark.Claiming 10 times more plaque removal and healthier gums when compared to results of a manual toothbrush, the new smart brush also boasts three modes and three intensities, two different brushheads, and a UV brush head sanitizer.
When will we stop using "123456" and "qwerty" to protect our accounts ?, wonder Simon Campanello. Two of them, LinkedIn and Tumblr, have been added in the past month. It hardly gets better further down the list, "baseball", usual forename and friendly "welcome" are other popular options. So not only do millions of people log on to their private accounts with the first combination of letters or numbers they see when they look down at their keyboards. Police raided the then 27-year-old hacker's home, but before they took him caught Jeremy lock their laptop. It was easy to guess - Chewy was in fact the name of Jeremy's cat.
Twitter is introducing a notable upgrade to its Fabric mobile app today, one that will give developers access to a host of new usage metrics.First launched in 2014, Fabric is a mobile development toolkit that helps app developers build more stable apps, and develop revenue, through analyzing crashes and user sessions.A few months back, Twitter claimed that more than two billion devices now have at least one installed app that s tracked through Fabric.In February, Twitter introduced Fabric mobile apps for iOS and Android, apps that offer some of the functionality available on the big-screen version of the service.And today, Twitter is turbocharging Fabric for mobile with new usage metrics, including daily active users DAU , monthly active users MAU , and retention rates, letting developers track the evolution of user activity over time.The questions driving key product decisions are often asked in meeting rooms and hallways, explained Twitter product manager Meekal Bajaj, in a blog post.However, the lack of access to data in the moment means those questions are often left unresolved.The upshot of today s update is that developers will no longer have to switch on their laptop to dig deeper into their numbers — they ll be able to easily see how many new users they re notching up on a daily or monthly basis, along with historical figures that show how an app is growing or shrinking .
YouTube personality Meghan McCarthy showed off the flexible smartphone during during Lenovo's Tech World conference Thursday, taking a pretty standard-looking smartphone and bending it around her wrist like a slap bracelet.She then proceeded to take a tablet and bend it right in half to show how a tablet could also be comfortably used to take a phone call with bendable technology.Lenovo SVP and CTO Peter Hortensius told the audience that the technology not only has a bendable screen, but also bendable hardware components like motherboards and batteries.SEE ALSO: The first flexible smartphone may be released in China this year, but it'll cost youLenovo did not announce any names or potential release dates for its new flexible electronics, although Hortensius mentioned that McCarthy should be careful with them because "they cost a little bit more than your average phone or tablet right now."More information about Lenovo's flexible smartphone and tablet may come out later during the conference.Lenovo's announcement comes just a couple days after Samsung showed off and announced its own bendable smartphones, which will likely be available in early 2017.
The 10 most powerful women from Forbes magazine's annual 100 listingIf you work for Facebook, YouTube, HP or even IBM, your boss is more powerful than Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey or Queen Elizabeth II, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of the World's Most Powerful Women.Germany's Angela Merkel is, as usual, top, but a number of celebrities - Ellen Degeneres, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie - have been dropped to make way for female leaders from various nations.Susan Wojcicki - CEO, YouTube, U.S.9.Jenny Lee - Managing Partner, GGV Capital, SingaporeBoth Melinda Gates 4 and Laurene Powell Jobs 49 also make the Top 100, but not through their association with technology.Forbes says: "As with every year, four metrics were used: money either net worth, company revenues, or GDP ; media presence; spheres of influence; and impact, analyzed both within the context of each woman's field media, technology, business, philanthropy, politics, and finance and outside of it."The Top 10 from 2010 - only six years ago - includes more recognizable names: Michelle Obama, Irene Rosenfeld, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Indra Nooyi, Lady Gaga, Gail Kelly, Beyoncé Knowles and Ellen DeGeneres.
Hands-free kits for vehicles are supposed to remove the dangers that come with driving while conducting a phone call.But new research from psychologists has found that having a hands-free conversation is just as distracting for drivers as holding a phone in their hands.One group was allowed to drive undisturbed, while another two groups were asked questions from a loudspeaker placed 3 feet away.On average, those engaged in conversations took just under a second longer to respond to hazards such as pedestrians stepping out into the road and swerving cars.It was discovered that when drivers were asked to recall something, like where they left an item, they concentrated on an area four times smaller than normal because they were picturing the room where they left it.If drivers are so easily distracted by conversations, maybe we should consider a ban on talking to passengers?
Intel is making it easier to join meetings via the iPad with its Unite meeting room technology.But the chip-maker hopes to reach a wider audience by getting its software pre-installed in PCs.It remains to be seen whether most PC buyers welcome the move, or consider the technology to be unwanted bloatware.Unite helps start meetings quickly, which helps save time and money.Videos can be shared between participants in meetings, which is an improvement over the ability to share only static images and Powerpoint slides.Garrison said Unite will also make its way into areas like Internet of Things, which is a major area of focus for Intel as it moves beyond being just a PC company.
The founder of X, Alphabet Inc. s research and development facility, is bringing his online education company to Germany to help the likes of Volkswagen AG and BMW AG gear up for technological changes such as the self-driving car.Udacity Inc., which offers so-called nanodegrees online and has developed courses with Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., is expanding to Germany because its banks, energy companies and carmakers are struggling to equip staff and find enough workers with the right skills as their industries are disrupted by technology, said founder and President Sebastian Thrun, who worked on Google s self-driving car project.Among the company CEOs I talk to, there is a very crisp and clear understanding that their future depends on their own workforce s ability to master contemporary technology -- things like artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security and mobile, Thrun said in an interview in Berlin, where Udacity may hire additional workers in the near future.German carmakers are scrambling to adapt as urbanization and changing attitudes toward cars redefine how customers view transportation.Volkswagen, which has pledged to introduce more electric cars and invest in self-driving and internet-connected vehicles, should introduce programs to retrain staff in positions that will become obsolete in the shift to the new vehicles, according to Bernd Osterloh, the company s top worker representative.We expect to see a comprehensive qualification program as a key building block in the pact for the future, Osterloh said Tuesday at a gathering of 20,000 employees in Wolfsburg.If we can teach Silicon Valley startup skills, we can make Germany a much more creative, impactful place in the world, he said.
Lenovo refreshes data centre range and details more about Juniper Networks partnershipLenovo is updating its portfolio of server, networking and hypercoverged infrastructure hardware and software as it seeks to secure a greater share of the enterprise and data centre markets.The Chinese manufacturer is currently the world s fourth biggest server manufacturer by revenue and third largest by shipments, however it suffered drops on both during the most previous quarter, according to Gartner.The x3850 and x3950 x6 servers have been updated with Intel Xeon processors which it is claimed are 39 percent faster than the previous generation.Lenovo has also detailed its first mid-range storage systems, which come in hybrid or full flash varieties.Juniper Networks partnershipLenovo logo 360b ShutterstockAnd finally, the company has revealed more about its partnership with Juniper Networks which will see Lenovo provide its data centre products and Juniper its switches, routers and network management software.Lenovo claims this partnership will help rejuvenate its range of enterprise networking products.
The spirit level tells you how many degrees inclination is. When it is zero, the screen becomes green Tip No you do not need to download a special app to get a spirit. There is a spirit behind the compass in your Iphone. If you have not already found the compass in your iPhone as it is found in a folder called Extra, along with other things that are good to have. When you open kompassappen you see a compass. But there is one more thing here.
GIFWays you can use algorithms to improve your day-to-day decision-making, what astronauts say space is really like, the importance of plain language in communication, and more—all in this week s Lifehacker Brain Buffet!What Space Is Actually Like, from People Who Have Actually Been ThereI grew up wanting to be an astronaut, and I m willing to bet that most of you at some point have at least wondered what it was actually like to be in space—not just the whole microgravity thing, but what it s actually like, as in what it smells like in a spacecraft, how it feels on a day to day basis, what it s like to eat, drink, sleep, and live in space.via Make Magazine How Algorithms Can Improve Your Life and When On last week s and this week s episodes of the Note to Self podcast hosted by awesome person and friend of Lifehacker, Manoush Zomorodi , the crew tackled a topic close to our hearts: how you can use algorithms—or pre-programmed routines—to improve your life, sift through tons of variables, and ultimately relieve decision fatigue and paralysis and make easier choices.Control variables, observe, and test your results; that s pretty much it.Shake four of those bad boys at once and you are blasting 8000 watts of chilling power.However, this week s episode of the Freakonomics podcast does address both sides of the coin, pointing out that a lot of people who rail against them so hard are also in financial positions where they ve never needed the kinds of financial services these types of lending services offer, and that they re often services not at all provided by traditional banks and lenders.
Chinese companies are still going to the U.S. for public listings despite a rush of delistings in the past year, said Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld at the Converge technology conference in Hong Kong.But new Chinese companies are still interested in coming to the U.S., he said, adding that he is expecting close to 10 listings from China in 2016.The pipeline of Chinese companies coming to the U.S. is as strong as it has been in half a decade, said Mr. Greifeld.From elsewhere in Asia, Nasdaq also sees a number of listing prospects in India, Australia, and Vietnam.With some companies remaining private for longer, Nasdaq launched Nasdaq Private Market in 2013 to allow shareholders and employees to transfer shares to new investors.Mr. Greifeld tried to dispel some widespread concerns about the reporting standards of Chinese companies, noting that we have a very, very long list of American companies having reporting issues throughout the years.
Measures are reported on a scale of 0 to 100, 100 being the most satisfied.The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were the newest smartphones from Apple.Samsung and Apple hold 15 of the top 16 spots in this customer satisfaction rating for smartphones.That said, several devices appear on this list that we know didn't make a massive impact in smartphone unit sales over the past few years, including such oddities as:Galaxy Core Prime• LG G Stylo• LG Leon LTE• Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime• HTC Desire 626These phones are not headliners.They're not even particularly well known.You'll also notice that the one interrupter of the top 16 spots is Motorola's Moto G. That's a device that we've been impressed with for several generations - it and the Moto E were some of the best budget Android phones of the year 2015.
The liquid-cooled Asus ROG GX800 pushes the performance envelope of gaming laptop even further and while distancing itself from a portable existence.Excessively powerfulColor customizable mechanical keyboardLast year, Asus released an absolutely mental 17-inch liquid-cooled gaming laptop and now it has an updated model complete with a new RGB mechanical keyboard and two GPUs for even more graphical performance.There's also anti-ghosting technology to prevent any of your keystrokes from falling through the cracks when inputting multi-key commands.Early verdictOne of my biggest qualms with the Asus ROG GX700 was the fact that it's hard to categorize it as a gaming laptop when it requires the liquid-cooling dock to really game.What is a hands on review?It may be just a few moments, or a few hours.
It can t compete with GoPro s offerings when it comes to image quality, but what the Polaroid Cube action cam can do one thing well.PolaroidThe tiny form factor makes it easier to stick wherever you need to capture your extreme activities—or a night of bar crawling with this new shot glass accessory.Available now for just $15, the Polaroid Cube fits into the plastic shot glass base with the lens pointing up through your drink, and its record button still easily accessible.The next morning, when you re completely hungover, it s an easy to way to review what exactly you got up to the night before, and what s responsible for your feeling like garbage.
GOG has just launched GOG Connect, a new feature that will allow gamers to re-download DRM-free games from their Steam library.Bit Trip RunnerBraidBreach & ClearBreach & Clear: DeadlineBroken Sword: Director s CutFTL: Faster Than LightGalactic Civilizations IIIMount & BladeProject ZomboidSaints Row 2Shadowrun ReturnsSherlock Holmes: Secrets of the Silver EarringSurgeon Simulator 2013The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final CutThe Witcher: Enhanced EditionThe WitnessTo The MoonTrine: Enhanced EditionTwo WorldsUnreal GoldUnreal Tournament GOTYVVVVVVXenonautsUnfortunately, these games, and future games that are to be added, will not stick around forever.The problem is that pirates usually find a way around it and it usually ends up hurting legitimate buyers.For example, The Sims 3 had a debacle in which legitimately purchased copies of the game could only be installed up to three times, even when on the same computer.It soon became a champion of anti-DRM, and all games released on the platform are like buying Xbox games from brick-and-mortar retail: once you buy it, you can do with it as you please.GOG is great for consumers, and should help prevent gamers from having to buy a game twice just so that they can play it on a plane.
With that sort of resume, it s hard to pinpoint just 10 Intel CPU launches that shook things up the most, but with the help of a few friends and PCWorld editors, I believe I ve narrowed things down to a nice crop of contenders.That achievement seemed almost miraculous for the time, and it paved the way for the PC revolution that would play out over the next decade.The 8008, while very primitive by today's standards, laid the groundwork that would later be expanded upon with Intel s 8080, 8085, 8086 CPUs that powered much of the early PC industry.See larger imageIntroduced: April 1974How it shook things up: If you ve heard of the MITS Altair 8800, the computer kit that effectively launched the personal computer industry, then you know why the 8080 was important.See larger imageIntroduced: March 22, 1993How it shook things up: After a U.S. court decided that numbers like 80386 could not be trademarked, x86 knock-off competitors during the 486 era, such as Cyrix and AMD, flourished by undercutting Intel with less-expensive chips that were often branded as 486 chips too.The Core series, with its impressive performance-per-watt ratio, changed the competitive balance dramatically, and the affordably dual-core Core 2 Duo series once again made Intel the must-have PC CPU vendor in a big way.
Scientists finally have a theory as to why comet 67P—also known as Rosetta s comet—has two distinct lobes.On seeing those cracks in the first high-resolution images acquired by the Rosetta spacecraft in August 2014, Masatoshi Hirabayashi and Daniel Scheeres immediately realized they could be looking at the traces of a violent history.To simulate the evolution of comet 67P, the researchers modelled 1,000 comet clones under varying conditions over the course of 5,000 years—the expected lifetime of a so-called Jupiter-family comet.When the spin rate for a comet 67P lookalike was increased to less than 7 hours, the comet s head popped clean off.But it didn t slingshot away—instead, it remained gravitationally tethered to its other half.While it s not yet clear how often breakup should occur, the researchers note that periodic comets are regularly torqued by the gravity the sun and Jupiter as they traverse our solar system.
Musk Thoughts Image: Recode At the Code conference this evening, Elon Musk joined Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher onstage to talk about his varied and eclectic pursuits.And when the talk turned to autonomous vehicles, Musk was sure to share his opinions on what he perceives to be Tesla s biggest competition.Musk doesn t consider Google s self-driving car program to be a direct competitor with Tesla— they re not a car company.It s a couple years... they ll make a good car and be successful.Speaking of opportunities, Musk is planning another Tesla event before the end of the year to specifically address autonomous technology, which he believes will be ready in two years.All in all, he s just trying to make the world a better place, you guys.
The startup accelerator began researching the concept of basic income last fall and will soon start paying salaries.Y Combinator initially said that it wanted to pay basic income to a group of people over a five-year period and study the effects, but now the company has changed course.One of the biggest questions about basic income is where the money will come from.Y Combinator, with its roster of wealthy investors, may not have to worry about funding its basic income project, but funding is a more pressing concern for governments.That would cost more than $3 trillion a year — and $30 trillion to $40 trillion over ten years.But Y Combinator sees the pilot program as a way to model basic income for the future, saying government funding may not be the right approach.
Image caption Successive terror attacks in Europe underlined the need to tackle online extremism and hate speech, said the CommissionMicrosoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have pledged to remove hate speech within 24 hours, in support of a code of conduct drafted by the EU.It requires the firms to act quickly when told about hate speech and to do more to help combat illegal and xenophobic content.'Counter narratives'The agreement of the four web firms was an "important step forward" in making sure the net stayed a place where free expression was possible, Ms Jourova said.The tech giants have also agreed to work more closely with groups that monitor and flag violent and hateful content.The code also requires the four firms to overhaul their notification systems to ensure people can quickly report inflammatory content when they find it.Other work involves research to help ISPs assess information posted online and produce tools that can counter intolerance.
MinusSomliga uppfattar ljudet som väl analytiskt och vill ha lite fetare bas.Känsligheten är en av testets högsta, vilket gör att man kan spela högt med mobiltelefonen.Vill du koppla balanserat till en hörlursförstärkare behöver du en adapter som vi tycker borde ha ingått .PlusLjudbilden är perfekt balanserad, med en fyllig bas och fin dynamik längre upp i frekvensregistret.Läckert utseende och ljudet är rytmiskt och har riktigt häftig bas.Driv dem hellre med en stationär hörlursförstärkare som Fostex HPA4 eller – ännu hellre – Pioneer U-05 så blir det betydligt mer fart och fläkt i musiken, samtidigt som en slöja lyfts från övertonerna.
Alongside its Founders Edition, with its unique cooler design, MSI has announced six other iterations of Nvidia s current top-of-the-line Pascal graphics processing unit GPU .Although it has yet to detail pricing or availability information, we do know the names, clock speeds, and other important specifications of the cards.As you might expect, the latter is an overclocked version of the former, so their clocks are 1,607 MHz / 1,733 MHz core/memory and 1,632MHz / 1,771 MHz respectively.The non-OC d version has the same 1,607MHz / 1,733MHz clock as the base version, while the overclocked one brings it up to 1,657MHz / 1,797MHz.Both also sport an additional 6pin power connector, and will therefore require two PCIE power cables to run thanks PCPer .It has the same shrouded air-cooler as the Aero version, but combines it with a 120mm radiator to cool the core with a closed-water cooling loop.
Chicago CNN Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a public service by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents.
The vulnerability can be exploited to inject malicious code into commentsScreen shot of the Jetpack plug-in website.Credit: Lucian ConstantinOwners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to attacks.It was developed by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and the WordPress open-source project, and has over 1 million active installations.Researchers from Web security firm Sucuri have found a stored cross-site scripting XSS vulnerability that affects all Jetpack releases since 2012, starting with version 2.0.This can be used to steal their authentication cookies, including the administrator s session; to redirect visitors to exploits, or to inject search engine optimization SEO spam.Sites that don t have the Shortcode Embeds module activated are not affected, but this module provides popular functionality so many websites are likely to have it enabled.
fotograf: PixabayOperatören Tre ska genomföra ett test med att blockera annonser i sitt brittiska mobilnät.Orsaken är att företaget anser att mobilannonserna är dåliga för kundens surfupplevelse.Redan i februari berättade Tre att operatören tittade på möjligheter att låta kunderna styra över vilka annonser som visas i mobiltelefonen.Under en dag mellan den 13 och 20 juni ska företagets kunder kunna välja att blockera 95 procent av alla annonser.Testet kommer att vara frivilligt för kunden och Tre planerar enligt BBC att erbjuda en halv miljon kunder att vara med i testet.En av organisationens företrädare säger till BBC att de i ställer tycker att man ska uppmana annonsörerna att ta fram annonser som inte kräver lika mycket dataöverföring och inte är lika störande för mobilsurfarna.
We ve talked a lot about strategies for businesses to get leads and sales from content marketing — in particular, from blog traffic.But there s a foundation under all of our strategies we haven t yet discussed…Engagement.Engaged is defined as:They comment on all of your blog posts not just 1 or 2 nice article comments, but substantive engagement They click and open to your emailsThey reply to emails when asked so you can get into conversations and understand customer pain pointsThis engagement is the foundation of converting content marketing traffic into customers, and fans, of the company.In this post we ll share:How we ve managed to comments on every one of our posts, with some posts getting as many as 69 comments.Get over 9% of our list to respond to our welcome emailHave 39.9% of our list open our emails and with 12.5% clicking throughAnd have a 4 star overall member rating in Mailchimp with over 2,000 subscribers and over five hundred 5 star members.What are we, and other companies, doing differently to achieve this high level of engagement with their readers?