The global smartphone install base is set to grow 50 per cent in the next four years to 6 billion devices totaling US$355 billion in revenues, a new study claimed on Tuesday.Smartphones and tablets already account for more than 60 per cent of smart connected consumer devices, up from around 17 per cent in 2008, according to research firm IHS Markit.The smartphone install base was four billion in 2016, with the 6 billion figure expected to be hit in 2020, IHS Markit says.Mobile innovations, new business models and mobile technologies are transforming every adjacent market as the mobile industry diversifies from the maturing smartphone market, says Ian Fogg, director at IHS Technology.Mobile devices and services are now the hub for people s entertainment and business lives, as well as for communication.The smartphone has replaced the PC as the most important smart connected device.
France has claimed the position of the country least trusted by its people, according to an influential survey by the world s largest public relations firm.A thumping 72 percent of the French population agree that the institutional system is failing them, placing the country in joint last position alongside neighbouring Italy, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer.Immigration, globalisation and eroding social values are highlighted as underpinning the negative results, revealing a disheartening sentiment ahead of this spring s French presidential election.The research warns of the consequences playing out in both France and other countries where public disillusion is heightened.Countries that combine a lack of faith in the system with deep societal fears, such as France, Italy, South Africa, the U.S. and Mexico, are electing or moving towards populist candidates, reads the research.The disappointment also extends beyond the least enfranchised to the better-off elements of French society.
Criticising doctors and nurses while they re caring for you or a loved one increases the risk of potentially catastrophic errors, a study of intensive care units has found.With thousands of people dying every year due to preventable errors in hospitals, a team of American researchers set out to test whether rude parents undermined the care of their children.When actors playing parents berated the teams with lines such as I knew we should have gone to a better hospital , the team s performance dropped.Compared to other teams where parents made neutral comments on the sidelines, the scolded teams scored lower on all measures including time to diagnosis, diagnostic accuracy, information sharing, treatment planning and communication between team members.The researchers concluded that rudeness could lead to potentially catastrophic clinical outcomes and was more of a problem than sleep deprivation for health professionals when it came to factors influencing the quality of care.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics this month, follows a similar one by the same researchers at the University of Florida showing that rude colleagues in medical teams diminish performance.
Paul Benigeri, a lead engineer at cognitive enhancement supplement start-up Nootrobox, flexes his tricep nervously as his co-workers gather around him, phones set to record the scene.Woo removes his hand to reveal a white plate sitting just above the implant.A bionic human, says Nootrobox co-founder Michael Brandt.They wear the device under their skin for weeks at a time.CGMs, which cropped up on the market less than 10 years ago and became popular in the last few years, are typically prescribed by doctors to patients living with diabetes types 1 and 2.They test glucose levels, or the amount of sugar in a person s blood, and send real-time results to a phone or tablet.
Fang YuanI have been living in New York City for more than 2 years.In this densely populated area, people are busy with their own jobs, running errands and, in the meantime, maintaining their own social network with their family, friends, coworkers, and business partners.When I first moved from Shanghai – another metropolis – to this tiny urban island, I knew nobody.In the beginning, I truly enjoyed the unprecedented time alone.Several months later, I realized that it is essential to make new friends, and spend time maintaining those friendships.Everyone here is fighting for limited resources and opportunities: no one can do anything alone.The cost of maintaining a relationship is high in New York City.First of all, it is a challenge to find a good time for New Yorkers.
Four mid/bass drivers and two tweetersWireless music streaming & multiroom from Stream Control appWhat is the Cabasse Stream BAR?At £850 it s an upmarket affair, mixing it with the likes of the Arcam Solo Bar and the Definitive Technology W Studio Micro, but we re hoping that the Cabasse can give its illustrious rivals a run for their money.The Stream BAR measures over a metre wide, making it a better match for larger TVs than the compact Stream Base.At 66mm high it fits into the gap between my TV stand and the bottom of the screen, allowing remote signals to reach the TV s sensor unimpeded.
Here s what we know about the Microsoft Surface Phone release date, specs, features, price and more.Update: 16 January 2017 : A recently granted Microsoft patent reveals a new type of mobile device that switches between tablet and smartphone modes using folding hinges.Microsoft has had very limited success with mobile, struggling to acquire any meaningful amount of market share.With titans like Apple and Google currently dominating the industry, Microsoft is under immense pressure to crack mobile successfully.First half of 2017 possibly How much will the Surface Phone cost?
Apple introduced IP67 water-proofing with last year's iPhone 7, while Samsung outdid its rival by adding the highest level, IP68 rating on its Galaxy S7.But if a new report from The Investor is to be believed, Apple is about to even the odds with its upcoming iPhone 8 handset.Citing 'multiple sources', the report says the company's next smartphone, expected to arrive later this year, will come with an IP68 rating.An anonymous source told The Investor: Apple s iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection as part of drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year."The '8' in IP68 means a phone can be submerged in up to 1.5 metres of water for up to half an hour, while the '6' in the rating refers to the dust resistance and guarantees no ingress of dust; complete protection against contact dust tight .Not to be outdone, Samsung will also apparently maintain the IP68 rating for its upcoming Galaxy S8, which is due to arrive in the coming months.
The £24.99 season pass first appeared on the Resident Evil 7 Steam page, providing us with a rough idea of its exact contents.It appears the pass will contain seven pieces of downloadable content set to launch before the end of 2017, including bonus items and episodes for us to play through.Capcom is yet to provide an exact description of every item, but it seems they ll come in the form of additional story episodes and banned footage.You can check out the full listing below:Games Editor Brett Phipps recently went to Japan to preview the game, here s what he thought: Although the discomfort in VR is disappointing, I m delighted at how good Resident Evil 7 is.
Will these be the games that make you buy the Switch?After months of rumours and speculation Nintendo has finally revealed the launch line-up for Nintendo Switch, and, to be blunt, there aren't many games on show.However, the legendary company has announced a slew of games to come in 2017, including the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey.Pre-order Nintendo Switch from Amazon UK / Amazon USWe also have plenty of third party titles in the form of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, FIFA and NBA 2K18.With Nintendo's new console allowing players to enjoy the same game at home or on the go, and split the controller in half for immediate multiplayer, the likes of Mario Kart, Super Bomberman R and Ultra Street Fighter 2 are pretty high on our list.
At this point, no one knows when we'll see Samsung's next flagship handset, the Galaxy S8 launch, with conflicting reports arriving by the week.And now, we've got another one.Korea's ETNews has reported that Samsung could be looking to launch the S8 on April 15.It follows several other reports that suggest April will indeed be the month we see the phone unveiled, but last week we heard via The Investor and 'industry sources' that Samsung was eyeing an MWC launch in February.The latest ETNews report also cites industry sources, but these particular insiders claim Samsung will launch "new smartphone products" on April 15.What's more, the sources claim the new handset will come with an improved selfie shooter, to appeal to younger generations.
His start-up, a Monterey, California-based company called Ambrosia, is currently enrolling people in the first US clinical trial designed to find out what happens when the veins of adults are filled with the blood of young people.Some patients got young blood and others got older blood and I was able to do some statistics on it, and the results looked really awesome, Karmazin told Business Insider.And researchers doubt Karmazin s trial will come away with sufficient evidence to point us in that direction.For starters, to participate in the trial, you have to pay.And it isn t cheap.The procedure, which involves getting 1.5 liters of plasma from a donor between the ages of 16 and 25 over the course of two days, costs US$8,000.
China s internet giant Baidu has beefed up on its AI talent after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft executive Qi Lu as group president and COO.Baidu is best known for its search engine, which dominates in China, but over the past two years it has put focus on developing artificial intelligence, which includes self-driving cars and more.In that respect, the hiring of Lu — who exited Microsoft last year on medical grounds — is a major coup.Lu most recently ran Microsoft s applications and services business, and previously headed up the Redmond-based company s search division having joined in 2009 following an 11-year stint with Yahoo.Fun fact: While with Microsoft, he championed a bid for Slack, but ultimately CEO Satya Nadella and co-founder Bill Gates decided against it.At Baidu, Lu will be responsible for products, technology, sales, marketing and operations, and particularly lend his expertise to the company s AI push.
Get ready guys for another walk down the rumor mill!This time we have news email protected S8 is READY & will be present to mwc,though NOT showcased to big public.. Little bird told me 3/29 , available w17, from 849 !!!galaxyS8— Ricciolo @Ricciolo1 January 16, 2017According to the Italian leakster the Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th and it will be available by the end of April at a price that s quite high, at 849$!The latest rumors insist that Samsung s flagship model will pack a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood and Adreno 540 GPU, along with a 12MPixels camera in the back.We also expect to see a premium model with a larger 6.2-inch display called the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
It seems that things don t go as smoothly as Samsung would want these past few days.Another problem for the Korean company seems to have risen, regarding the Android 7 Nougat update procedure for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones in China, that has halted for the time being.In case you missed it, last week Samsung started sending out the official version of the Android 7.0 update to the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but today the process halted, due to some serious bugs found by Chinese users.The official software did carry a short changelist that included a new enhanced power saving mode, and the inclusion of stability and performance enhancements, but still these weren t enough as it seems.According to Samsung, the problem – so far- has been contained in China only and will be dealt with soon.After all, with the Galaxy S8 due to be unveiled in the coming weeks, the last thing that Samsung needs is some long standing problem with the Nougat update procedure!
Chinese online search giant Baidu has named former Microsoft global executive vice president Qi Lu as its group president and chief operating officer.Lu, a leading authority in the area of artificial intelligence, will be in charge of products, technology, sales, marketing and operations, effective immediately, according to a Baidu statement issued on Tuesday.To achieve our goals, especially in artificial intelligence, which is a key strategic focus for the next decade, we will need to continue attracting the best global talent.With Dr. Lu on board, we are confident that our strategy will be executed smoothly and Baidu will become a world-class technology company and global leader in AI, said Robin Li Yanhong, Baidu s chairman and group CEO.Prior to joining Baidu, Lu served as Microsoft s global executive vice president and led one of Microsoft s three business units.He holds over 40 US patents and has authored many papers in his field.
So far, investors aren t convinced the device will replicate the runaway success of the Wii console a decade ago, with Nintendo shares dropping 5.9 per cent on Friday after its US$300 price HK$2,325 and other details were released.The stock fell as much as 3.6 per cent on Monday, bringing the decline in the company s market value to about US$2.7 billion over the two trading days.It s a bold attempt to unify gameplay at home and on the go with a tablet sporting wireless controllers that can be used anywhere, but also connects to TVs.The question is whether Nintendo can make use of these to make us fall in love with flailing our arms around at parties again.With fewer than a dozen titles, the line-up at launch might not be enough to attract a wide range of users.This kicks off a virtuous cycle of developers making games for a growing base of console users, which in turn attracts more game publishers.
The evolution of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Concept smartphone has been sighted on benchmarks this morning boasting flagship hardware.Back in October, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix and since then the tech world hasn t been able to stop chattering about it.The Mi Mix broke new ground for Xiaomi, and the smartphone world as a whole, due to the idea of this phone being a concept device that customers can actually buy.It turns out that the Mi Mix isn t quite as great as the design and fanfare made it out to be read our Xiaomi Mi Mix review here but that hasn t dampened expectations of what a follow up might be like.So with the Mi Mix doing the groundwork, what Xiaomi now needs is a phone that can really capitalise on the hype.Perhaps a slightly updated Mi Mix with the bugs ironed out and a faster chipset?The Xiaomi Mi Mix Evo looks to be that phone with Geekbench benchmarks today showing the the new phone will feature a more powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset and from 4GB RAM.It s likely that the Mi Mix Evo will be visually identical to the current Mi Mix, but could also see improvements to the camera and perhaps a slight update to the material choice for more durability.Xiaomi are expected to release more details of the Mi Mix Evo ahead of an official launch at MWX this year.
The future is now just a matter of days away, with Nissan confirming plans to bring driverless cars to London s streets next month.Having recently shunned Brexit woes to confirm it would manufacturer two new cars here in Blighty, Nissan has now extended its UK love with the announcement that London will play host to Europe s first real-word self-driving car trials.The car getting ready to ditch its driver before hitting London streets is a modified version of the Nissan Leaf, a small, electric vehicle.Building on the technology that has already been trialled on large, open roads such as motorways, Nissan suggested its new driverless cars will be able to manage a diverse city environment.This will mark the first time such tests have been held in Europe, with the US and Asia having to date dominated the emerging driverless car scene to date.The move is part of the manufacturer s Nissan Intelligent Mobility movement that aims to transform how cars are driven, powered and integrated into wider society.
It s official, the eagerly awaited Nintendo Switch is just a matter of weeks away, with the hybrid console having recently been handed a March 3 release date.Those worried that the Wii U-replacing console will be in short supply on day one need not fret, however.Nintendo has revealed that the Switch will be readily available at launch, and not just because its £280 asking price is putting people off.Speaking with Wired, Reggie Fils-Aime, President and Chief Operating Officer at Nintendo America, revealed ample numbers of Switch consoles are being pieced together to meet early demand.There will be 2 million units that will be shipped worldwide for the launch, essentially through month one, he said.Two million for essentially the first month is a huge number, especially when you look and see that this is not peak seasonality.