Imagine an Instagram that s just for drone photos.Good, because that s what Dronestagram is all about.Now, imagine that all the best photos from Dronestagram get put into one place, and you have the International Drone Photography contest.Hosted by Dronestagram, the international contest welcomed entries in three categories, through the month of June: travel, adventure and sports, and nature and wildlife.The panel of judges, which happens to include National Geographic s Patrick Witty and Emanuela Ascoli, just released the winners in each category, and they re nothing short of spectacular.The winners all had interesting stories in how they captured their shots.
Summer is already in high gear and that means it's time for grilling, traveling and playing in the sun.Even though the days are longer, you may still need a little help to maximize your time so you can make the most of your summer plans — whatever they may be.Whether you plan to spend your summer traveling the world, chasing the sun or cooking up a storm, these apps will help you make the most of your warm weather plans.The app helps you find boats you can rent at prices you may actually be able to afford.Nothing ruins a barbecue faster than burned food.GrillTime lets you set specific timers so you can keep tabs on when it's time to flip the burgers and how long you'll need for that perfect medium rare steak.
Are you an aspiring alchemist?Do you try to turn lead into gold?What about poppers into silver?The poppers, or bang snaps as they are also called, contain trace amounts of silver fulminate, so Cody over at Cody sLab on YouTube decided to try and extract it.To do so, he bought around 5,000 poppers and ignited them.Then, by adding a little bit of distilled water and nitric acid to the gravel and ash residue, he was able to find some precious metals.
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Facebook advertising is becoming a more critical part of the lead generation mix for response-oriented marketers.In this article Will Swayne provides a specific case study from an industry you may not immediately think of when it comes to advertising on social media – mortgage broking.Trilogy Funding is one of Australia s premier mortgage brokers specialising in serving the needs of property investors.Within their target market of property investors , Trilogy further identified sophisticated property investors with at least 3 properties / $1.5M in loans as a sweet spot that they can serve better than almost any other broker.It s an important first step to know WHO you want to target… But it s another thing entirely to strategise HOW you re going to target them – and then executing on that strategy.That s where Facebook advertising comes in… Over a period of 6 months Trilogy was able to achieve the following with FB advertising: Spend $17,358 New Subscribers: 1,429 Cost Per Subscriber $12.15 Plus New Enquiries e.g.
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One of the most-anticipated mergers in Hollywood has come to fruition after nearly a year of whispers, as film studio Lionsgate has inked an agreement to purchase Starz for $4.4 billion in cash and stock, according to Variety.The cable company has been on the rise in recent years, with original series like Outlander and Power fueling higher viewership as the company looked to diversify from its previously film-focused holdings.The merger will spur a stark increase in investment in new film and TV content from Lionsgate, with the combined company estimated to invest $1.8 billion annually into new shows and films, according to a conference call Lionsgate held with investors Monday.Studios have talked about going direct to consumers but this is finally a big move in that direction, Mike Goodman, an independent consultant with Strategy Analytics, told Digital Trends about the merger.The deal with Lionsgate comes after investor Jon Malone, previously the majority shareholder in Starz, purchased a significant stake in Lionsgate with personal assets last year.Malone will trade his Starz stock for a combination of voting and non-voting shares in Lionsgate.
In the US, where the Supercharger network already allows Tesla drivers to travel from coast to coast for free, petrol station chain operator Sheetz has revealed it is in talks with Tesla.Why advertise with usA resulting deal could therefore see Tesla double its charging network in one move, and drivers will get to make use of the shop already at each station."We've had discussions with Tesla about putting their chargers in our stores," Sheetz executive vice president of petroleum, Michael Lorenz, told the Wall Street Journal.Making charging more convenient is the most important electric car manufacturers must overcome if the move away from petrol and diesel is to be a mass-market success.This will undoubtedly change, and expanding the charging network will help.If that shop also incorporates a cafe, then electric car drivers are likely to sit down, stay and spend more money while their car chargers, unlike petrol drivers who quickly fill up, make a small purchase in the shop, and leave.
Hitachi is onboard to make Roku smart TVs, the company has announced.This upcoming fall, Hitachi will offer a line of Roku TVs with both HD and Ultra HD 4K resolution, all of them with various sized displays and Roku s own OS.The televisions, as with the TCL and Hisense versions that have been available for a while, will give users access to Roku s streaming channels while eliminating the need to have a separate set-top-box or Roku Streaming Stick.The two companies announced their plans today, but didn t launch into details about how many models Hitachi will roll out this upcoming fall season, nor what array of screen sizes and prices we can expect.Thus far, Roku TVs have aimed at a relatively budget-friendly price point, and have proven a popular way for the everyday entertainment consumer to get their hands on a smart TV.For example, TCL currently offers a 40-inch LED Roku TV for $300, and a 32-inch LED 720p TV for about $170.
Amazon today announced that the general availability of Amazon Elastic File System, a service available through the market-leading Amazon Web Services AWS public cloud that customers can use to store and access files for multiple applications that are hosted on AWS.Now it s available for anyone to use in three regions — US East Northern Virginia , US West Oregon , and EU Ireland — with more regions to come, Amazon said in a statement.Also, data uploaded to EFS is stored across multiple availability zones.Amazon thinks EFS will be useful for use cases like big data, media processing, content management, and home directories.The EFS service is one thing that can help AWS stand out further from other public clouds, right up there with further geographical expansions and price cuts.But it s not 100 percent unique.Google offers the open-source Cloud Storage FUSE but doesn t guarantee long-term maintenance of the tool.Even though Amazon has had more than a year to improve the service since announcing it, EFS does have an important shortcoming: It won t work with EC2 instances that run Windows.
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The London office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP was buzzing with calls Friday, as clients with operations in the region grappled with the potential implications, said Thomas Reid, the firm s New York-based managing partner.Then there will be the line-by-line reworking of the regulatory framework for the financial sector.Accounting firm Ernst & Young Global Ltd. has 14,500 employees in the U.K. and expects to tap others in its quarter-million-strong global workforce to help clients deal with the impact.Law firms including Clifford Chance LLP, K Gates LLP and Dechert LLP have set up 24-hour hot lines staffed with lawyers across disciplines to help clients understand the implications of Thursday s results.It has offices in the U.K., Belgium, France, Germany and the U.S.That means it will need help from private firms, said Clif Burns, an attorney specializing in international trade with Bryan Cave LLP.
Here are four budget-friendly ways to promote your book:1.For example, if you have a book similar to The Martian then listing that book along with your book and other similar books, your book can benefit directly on Goodreads and as a bonus, it may show up on Google, Bing and Amazon searches.A book award sticker on the cover of a book may cause someone to stop in their tracks and consider picking up your book in a book store.Of course it does, and you get a little magic that comes from a third party endorsement because an authority says your work is worthy, and that s priceless.Every book has a local angle, focusing on wherever the author is from or currently resides.Most authors are unaware of all of the inexpensive and valuable promotional tools.
Buying a home from a blinged-out, parachute pants-wearing rapper from your childhood is somehow less stressful.Or, at least that s what real estate site Trulia is hoping for with its new Hammerfy Your Home promotion.The aim is to get potential buyers to peace out and take a dance break by transposing green-screened video of MC Hammer — complete with backup dancers and vocalists — right into your new potential living room.Whether it s better schools, a backyard koi pond or an extra room for the bun in the oven, Hammer and Trulia have you covered.MC Hammer is this iconic persona, especially for our demographic, Paul Levine, president of Trulia, told Ad Age.If you want to Hammerfy your home search, it s as simple as answering six questions on this website.
To celebrate this anniversary of going too fast, we've taken a look at the history, the future, and some notable cases of crime-that-isn't-quite-a-crime.Arnold was travelling at the break-neck speed of 8 mph in a 2 mph zone, when a policeman gave chase on a bicycle -- what followed probably wasn't Traffic Cops worthy.He was disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay £750.This speed was recorded in May 2003, during the Gumball 3000 Rally in Texas.He also managed to get Frank Lampard's case dropped -- despite the footballer admitting to the offence and being caught on video.If You Live in Nottingham, Chances are You're One of the Worst OffendersA report on the number of speeding offences in the UK was released last November.
How To Get Free Android AppsNext time you re waiting on a painfully long line at Starbucks or doing anything where you have some time to kill, there s a much better way to occupy your time than playing Candy Crush or looking at 700 photos of your friend s newborn on Facebook.You re undoubtedly familiar with many Google apps, but you might not know that there s one application in particular that Google will actually pay you to use, and that money can then be spent to buy other apps, games, movies, music, books or anything else available in the Google Play store.We last told you about Google Opinion Rewards all the way back in 2014, and it might ve even been covered on the site once or twice before then.Download the app and answer basic questions about yourself.We ll then send you surveys around once a week, although it may be more or less frequent.Download Google Opinion RewardsAlong with the sharing economy, the renting economy is making its mark.
Alone on one of the shelves sits a silvery white saltshaker, seemingly the only thing left behind by whoever once lived in this small house.Lily s finger follows the puncture marks of the S that stretches across the top, and she imagines the tiny awl, the steady hand, the tap of the hammer.But music doesn t burn the past to ash so easily; instead, it seems to light the present on fire.Then the story continues describing how Lily has a special connection with a salt shaker, and particularly with salt in it.She travels in her imagination to a deserted beach with crooked trees that pointed to the market where an old woman is selling a white metal shaker.And here's how it works:Storytelling links the real and the digital worldsIt reaches the "experience" shoppers people who shop for the experience, rather than anything else It redefines the relationship between the brand and the customerIt enhances the e-commerce environment with value and personal experienceMost importantly, however, storytelling makes you stop selling a product, and start selling the IDEA OF IT.
He made a lot of money from Fit or Fugly later renamed FaceRate , but he released another app that skirted controversy: Little Gossip.It was an early version of modern apps like Secret, Whisper, and Yik Yak that allow people to post anonymous comments online.If someone was on the receiving end of that you could become mentally unstable or suicidal."The intercom was ringing on the gate, and my Mum went out after having her morning shower, in her dressing gown, to find The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, and The Guardian outside our gate saying 'Does Ted Nash live here?That may sound far-fetched, but in 2008 then-senator Barack Obama paid to include billboards with his face on in racing game "Burnout."Well, he certainly knows how to make the App Store work for him.
Tencentillä on monia tapoja rahastaa Supercellin peleillä, sillä kiinalaisyhtiöllä on laajat jakelukanavat , Morningstar Investment Servicen analyytikko Marie Sun toteaa Bloombergille.New York Timesin haastattelema, pelialan analytiikkaan keskittyneen Newzoon johtaja Peter Warman kehuu Tencentin siirtoa.Tencent saa peliliiketoiminnoista yhden miljardin Kiinan ulkopuolelta.Supercellin avulla he yli kaksinkertaistavat sen. Tämä on hyvin strateginen siirto Tencentiltä , Warman sanoo.Tällä kentällä täytyy olla todella syvät taskut.Tencentin osake oli 2,2 prosenttin nousussa Hongkongin pörssissä keskiviikkona ennen pörssin sulkeutumista.
Fast-forward to today: Consumer behavior has increasingly shifted, and according to a BloomReach study, almost half of all product searches begin and end inside Amazon.So why should consumer packaged goods CPG brands or any brand selling through retailers shift their focus and budget to these rather new and fresh platforms?Most CPCs in Amazon are still under one dollar, while the same terms can cost up to 10 times that on search engines like Google.On top of that, many CPG brands are actually competing for the same search terms on Google, just to drive consumers back to the e-retailer to complete the purchase.Incredible ROINot only is the average CPC much lower when compared with Google, but the ROI is also much higher.While these programs enable brands to create truly measurable long-term relationships with their customers, they also show brands the true lifetime consumer value.
Finally.It s so simple, yet so brilliant.お し 椅子台にキャスタ 付けて移動を簡単にしたので立ち座りの交換が容易に。あと固定用のボルトも買ってきて抜き差し容易。角にはクッション貼り付けて安全。しばらくはこの体制でいってみよう。 pic.twitter.com/BWoFqVfKk4— 浜田よしかづ@つぐもも17巻発売中 @yoshikadu2010 June 22, 2016You might remember seeing this before from Kotaku s story on Japanese artists workspaces.Here are more photos of his set up:スタンディングも座りもいけるようカウンタ チェア を使っていたが、底面の劣化で不安定になった為、通常の椅子を乗せる土台を作成。今のところ机の土台にビス固定だけど、素早く立ち座り交換できるよう抜き差し容易なボルトを買ってハメたい pic.twitter.com/rrY1hyHNrf— 浜田よしかづ@つぐもも17巻発売中 @yoshikadu2010 June 21, 2016Hamada switched over to a standing desk in February 2015.Prior to that, he was working inside a little room he created with roll-down shades to mark off his workspace and, hopefully, help him concentrate more:Here s a look inside:He seems to be the DIY type, and since he made the standing desk switch, he s been creating an array of workspace solutions to varying degrees of success:These are interesting, but I think his current solution is best.Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond.
Enligt The Telegraph har Spotify nu nått 100 miljoner aktiva användare varje månad.Samtidigt ökar Apple Music snabbare.I mars meddelade Spotify att företaget hade nått 30 miljoner prenumeranter, och nu skriver The Telegraph att antalet aktiva användare inklusive gratiskonton har nått 100 miljoner i månaden.På WWDC meddelade företaget att Apple Music har nått 15 miljoner prenumeranter, upp från 13 miljoner i april, 11 miljoner i februari och 0 för knappt ett år sedan när den lanserades.Spotify går fortfarande back, med 1,5 miljarder kronor förra året.Intäkterna ökade dock betydligt snabbare än förlusten.
We here at io9 were fans of M.R.Carey s apocalyptic novel The Girl With All the Gifts when it came out in 2014, but our review cagily avoided giving too much away about the plot.The UK trailer for Colm McCarthy s film adaptation, however, doesn t hold anything back.Glenn Close plays the mysterious doctor at an isolated British army base, Gemma Arterton plays the kindly teacher who tends to a group of children who are being held there for some reason the reason is probably zombies , and 12-year-old newcomer Sennia Nanua plays the gifted lead character.Carey penned the script from his own novel.There s no release date yet, but The Girl With All the Gifts looks unlike any zombie movie we ve ever seen—and if it s half as good as the book, it ll be a genre standout for sure.
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Credit: Martyn WilliamsRemember the old saying, don t bite the hand that feeds you?The First Law, as the robot is nicknamed, is a simple machine made up of sensors, a metal arm, and replaceable diabetes needles.A random algorithm programmed into the robot decides whether or not to deliver a sharp prick to your finger.This is not the first time Reben has dabbled with the human-machine relationship.His latest projects include a knife-wielding robot that mimics the symptoms of a person with violent mood swings.It s a phenomenon that Reben attributes to the Eliza Effect, assuming that computer behaviors are the same as human behaviors.
When consumers click on a mobile ad, they are taken to a custom mobile landing page that can feature 360-degree content, including video and images, as well as dynamic and interactive features such as video, swipeable images, and social feeds.With its lightweight design, Yahoo Tiles delivers a more engaging and seamless consumer experience for mobile native, video and display ads.Yahoo said that early efforts with Tiles have yielded higher engagement for advertisers: One QSR advertiser saw a 4x lift in user engagement when designing an experience for users to swipe through multiple flavors of their product.The new program seeks to bring together a broad range of Yahoo assets to help brands create more compelling ads:Advertisers will have access to a full suite of capabilities including: content consulting services and curriculum-based workshops, development of premium video and a full range of editorial content.Mobile advertising in particular is making slow progress in addressing complaints about generally poor-quality mobile advertising.Things like 360-degree images and video landing pages can help bring mobile ad creative out of the shadow of the PC.
I always keep a bag of kitchen scraps—like onion skins, ginger peels, parm rinds, etc.—in the freezer, ready to be tossed in a pot of broth or stock, but now I have one more use for my bag o scraps: poached chicken.Poached chicken is an indispensable ingredient for chicken salad, but it can sometimes be a little bland.Throwing herb, veggie, and even cheese scraps into your poaching liquid infuses the chicken with extra flavor, while making you feel virtuous for not wasting one bit of produce.Click the link below for flavor combination suggestions, but I m thinking of starting off with a ginger peel/orange combo.Use Kitchen Scraps for More Flavorful Poached Chicken The Kitchn
This is the second such release of data stolen from the Democratic Party by a suspected Russian state-sponsored cybercriminal known as 'Guccifer 2.0' and comes only days after the controversial leak of a strategy playbook compiled on rival presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.Titles include 'Hillary for America Fundraising Guidelines', 'Private Memorandum to Ashton Carter', 'staff' and 'paid media traffic'.Together we'll be able to throw off the political elite, the rich clans that exploit the world!"When the news first emerged of the hacking incident, The Washington Post quoted DNC sources who claimed that no sensitive information was compromised in the attack.Hillary: Hack is 'troubling'As previously reported, the Democratic Party-related committee said it had evidence showing that state-sponsored hackers had infiltrated its computer networks and lay dormant there for over a year monitoring chats, emails and internal communications.The advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin, German Klimenko, said it was likely that "someone simply forgot the password".
A video live-streamed on Facebook by a man from Chicago has gone viral in the very worst way imaginable, after he was shot and killed while in the middle of his broadcast.28-year-old Antonio Perkins was live-streaming a video in which he was talking into his mobile's camera along with a group of friends in his home neighbourhood, before gunshots were heard.For some reason Facebook is refusing to have the post pulled, as the fact that it doesn't glorify violence in any way means it's not violating any of its terms and conditions, so can stay up and be surrounded by advertising.The US news reports say Perkins had three kids under the age of 8, and although he'd had some ties with gangs in the past, he'd recently sorted himself out and got a job at a McDonald's.BBC Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.