After the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on Sunday, their notoriously rowdy fans took to the streets to celebrate.Even astronauts had a view of the scene.But from the ISS, you can't quite zero in close enough to see the greased light poles.That view from space looks so elegant, so calm, so quiet.But in reality, Philadelphia was much more chaotic after the first-ever Eagles championship.Even before the celebration began, some people were worried.
Players of the widely popular trivia app HQ are displeased with the news that the app’s next round of funding may come from Founders Fund, a venture firm founded by billionaire and Peter Thiel.Recode reported the news yesterday; today, the hashtag DeleteHQ has started trending as users are speaking out against plans to raise money with Thiel’s company.Trivia app HQ has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since its launch, including a milestone of 1 million players just last month and a launch in the UK.Despite its popularity, however, its creators have had trouble pulling in investor money, largely due to claims of unsavory behavior on the part of HQ co-founder Colin Kroll.According to Recode, the company plans to pull money in through a new round of financing; Founders Fund would lead that round with $15 million.But the company’s decision to hop in bed with Thiel — also known as the man who bankrolled the infamous legal fight that led to the end of Gawker — isn’t winning it any affection with players.
BT has revealed chequered financial results for the last few months as the company was hit by news of tough times in its IT operations businessThe company's latest financial results showed a quarter of mixed fortunes for BT, as it reported revenue of £5.97bn in the three months to December 31st, a fall of three per cent.BT's global services IT business, which provides clients including many multi-national organisations with cloud-based services, saw a major drop in returns as the company deals with increased competition from the likes of AWS and Microsoft.However there was better news from BT's Openreach arm, which is continuing to make large steps forward in its broadband and 4G supply, with its networks now nearly covering all of the UK.BT said that 90 per cent of the country is now able to get 4G access, with 95 per cent access to superfast broadband.This followed news earlier this week that Openreach is set to begin preparations to have around three million homes and businesses across the UK connected to "ultrafast" fibre broadband by 2020.
SAP’s decided to kill off its Mobile Platform.An announcement from January 31st pointed out that support ends for the SAP Mobile Platform on December 31st, 2020, but added news that “we do not plan to offer Extended Maintenance.”SAP will offer “customer-specific maintenance”, an ongoing paid service as the default option for customers.The service offers “customer-specific problem resolution” but no new code and “no legal changes”.In a colossal non-surprise, the post also mentions SAP’s Cloud Extension model as a fine alternative.Indeed, the company kindly gave its users three reasons to consider it: lower costs, the flow of new features and integration with the rest of SAP.
Civil servants are complicit in the “orchestration” of a pro-Remain conspiracy, Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg has dramatically claimed.The Brexiteer MP has doubled down on allegations he made in the House of Commons and suggested there was “a pattern” in how Treasury staff were operating.His defiant speech at the Mile End Institute came as Brexit minister Steve Baker was forced to apologise for airing false claims about think tank boss Charles Grant in an extraordinary exchange with Rees-Mogg in Parliament on Thursday.Baker agreed with Rees-Mogg that Grant had told him Treasury staff deliberately skewed analyses to spell Brexit doom for the UK economy under every scenario bar staying in the Customs Union.But during the event at Queen Mary University of London, Rees-Mogg not only repeated claims about Grant to an audience but attacked Chancellor Philip Hammond’s stewardship of the Treasury.The North East Somerset MP highlighted a tweet Grant posted in July in which the Centre for European Reform boss pointed to a Guardian article showing “how the Treasury is pushing UK govt towards a softer Brexit” as “well-informed”.
More Than has appointed Havas Media to oversee its media planning and buys after a six-way pitch.The tender process was overseen by ISBA, with the agencies looking to make their mark on the UK insurance industry.Havas said it won by underlining the importance of integrated channels and promising advanced measurement to inform further buying decisions.It also claimed to have penned a “fully transparent contract” promising to sidestep some of the payment issues plaguing some corners of the buying industry.Diana Bowden, head of brand and marketing at More Than, said: “As a challenger brand, we conducted this review to find a challenging agency partner with the experience, expertise and data tech to help deliver our stretching brand and business ambitions.“Getting complete transparency on media planning and buying was also a priority.
When it comes to surf videos, you’ll be hard pressed to find one as beautifully shot and unique as La Torche.Set to the dulcet sounds of Anna von Hausswolff’s Mountain Crave, the clip transports us to Pointe de la Torche in the Finistère region of France, where we join surfers Ian Fontaine and Gaspard Larsonneur as they arrive at the beach just as the sun is starting to set, although it isn’t until after dark that things begin to truly get interesting.Filmmaker Hugo Manhes reportedly spent three months planning the short film before actually traveling to Finistère to shoot it this past November.Using 120,000 watts of neon lights, the director illuminated the beach in an array of colors, giving it an otherworldly feel that brings a great sense of atmosphere to the clip.Those same lights cast their glow out onto the water as well, making it possible for Fontaine and Larsonneur to paddle out into the water and catch some waves in the dead of the night.Pointe de la Torche is a well known, almost legendary, spot amongst surfers.
The European Union has fined Qualcomm $1.23 billion for a violation of antitrust laws.The fine pertains to deals Qualcomm made with Apple for the exclusive use of its modems in iPad and iPhone products.Qualcomm says it’s “confident” that its agreements didn’t affect market competition and will appeal immediately.After a two year investigation into alleged violation of antitrust laws, the European Union has hit Qualcomm with a whopping $1.23 billion (€997 million) fine.The ruling relates to deals made with Apple between 2011 and 2016, agreements which saw Qualcomm pay billions of dollars to the Cupertino giant.In return, Apple agreed to exclusively use Qualcomm’s modems in LTE-enabled iPhone and iPad models for a five-year period.
But even while it apparently has the market cornered, DJI seems intent on filling it up with incrementally better models so that no one else can squeeze in.While DJI is mostly absent in the huge space below $500, the drones in that price range — at least so far — typically don’t have a lot of the safety and ease of flying features built into DJI’s models.The question after that is which model to get, and the Mavic Air actually complicates things a bit.It shows how the company has been releasing them more-or-less along $300 price increments, but it also starts to get at how the distinction blurs between the Mavic Air and the Mavic Pro.The Mavic Air is supposed to sit in between the Spark and the Pro, but in reality, it kind of drags the Pro down and twists things up a bit.The Air is decidedly better than the Spark.
Another Monday, another Creative Work of the Week, which this time goes to our Scandinavian friends in Stockholm for their work promoting the city as one that’s open to all.Visit Stockholm teamed up with Visit Sweden for the hero ad, which features a personification of the capital city reading an open letter to the world.In first person, the female voice declares: “I don’t know who you are, where you came from, who you voted for, what your family name implies… you’re welcome anyhow, just as you are.”The voiceover, which is delivered over footage of both locals and visitors enjoying the city, makes the case for Stockholm's progressive values.The campaign was created by the Swedish agency Volontaire.Visit Sweden and Visit Stockholm: The Open Letter by Volontaire
But until now we'd only spent a few minutes behind the wheel of the Model X SUV, which began deliveries way back in September 2015.That changes today with a proper review of a Tesla Model X P100D.I took the $161,750 SUV on an all-electric road trip from Mountain View, California to my home in Durango, Colorado, which means I got a lot of experience both with Tesla's Autopilot system and the company's long-distance Supercharger fast-charging network.(Thanks to the need to make 10 charging stops during that 1,119-mile/1,800km journey, I also had a lot of experience napping in the back.)The pair of "three-phase, four-pole AC induction motors"—one driving each axle—hustle the 5,531lb (2,509kg) beast from zero to 60mph in a claimed 2.9 seconds.That's supercar territory, and this SUV has output figures to match: 603hp (450kW)and 713lb-ft (967Nm) of torque.
When business professionals do well at their jobs, they get to negotiate for a higher salary at their next review.When we freelancers do well at our jobs, we usually don’t get that kind of adjustment option.Worse yet, many freelancers get sucked into working for free.And, out of all the creative freelancers studied in this research, photographers and graphic designers were the most likely to be asked to do free work.In the past, other surveys have found that the amount freelance designers earn is usually under $60 an hour, regardless of experience levels or location.Many editors and project managers who are looking for freelancers don’t have the budget to pay us the rate we want to negotiate for.
Documentaries about global warming, narrative features about the trials of incarceration, stories of marginalized communities—they’re all screening from sunup to sundown.That’s because at a time when less than 5 percent of the top-grossing movies in US theaters are directed by women, 37 percent of the Sundance lineup had women behind the camera.Not only that, many of their films—from documentaries about attorney Gloria Allred and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to features about women coming to terms with past sexual experiences—reflect issues currently filling news and social media feeds.As Hollywood reacts and recalibrates following allegations of sexual misconduct against figures like producer Harvey Weinstein—and in the middle of the MeToo movement—Sundance will not only be a place for movies by and about women, it’ll be an environment where people will be discussing women’s role(s) in the business.I Think We’re Alone NowAt first glance, I Think We’re Alone Now should grab your attention because it’s a post-apocalyptic flick that stars Peter Dinklage (aka Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Lannister) and Elle Fanning.
Does it run in VMs, containers, systems running external code?For example, Scale said: "Scale HC3 systems will likely take a small performance hit, but we will be far less impacted than most."HPE has said patch impact on performance would vary by workload, and has identified vulnerable products in a thorough list:StoreVirtual – not vulnerable – product doesn't allow third-party code executionStoreVirtual 3000 file controller – vulnerable – further information forthcoming3PAR StoreServ File Controller V3 – vulnerable – further information forthcoming
There are ways to protect yourself when using an Android Device, and in general, your phone will do the work to stay safe for you.But, some malware can try to trick you into installing it, and from there, all bets are off.A recently discovered bit of malware tries to do just that, and once its implanted on your device, it can do some serious spying.Kaspersky Lab discovered the malware, which it named Skygofree, late last year, and has learned a lot about how it tries to get onto Android devices, and what it's capable of once implanted.Kaspersky Lab described it as "one of the most powerful spyware tools that we have ever seen for this platform."Kaspersky Lab believes Skygofree has been in development since 2014, and has evolved considerably since then.
After years of lack of interest about data privacy in China—some of it due to low awareness and some of it due to low chances of making a difference—the issue has come under the public eye.Caused in part by the implementation of China’s new cybersecurity, a privacy scandals from China’s tech giants —active in almost every part of life in China—have ignited a much bigger reaction.It was in 2011 that Europe received its first search engine that enables privacy—Qwant—several years after DuckDuckGo made its appearance in the US.The company recently came to China as a part of the delegation of about 50 businessmen brought by French president Emmanuel Macron during his first state visit.Eric Léandri, Qwant’s co-founder and president, thinks that China has an interesting way of ensuring privacy.Among other things, its cybersecurity law requires that data from Chinese citizens remain in China.
Affordability of the smartphones is really at its all-time low and that can be said even for the specialized branches like the rugged phones with the IP68 certification.After all getting a wateproof, dustproof and shatterproof phone for just $49.99 sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it ?You can get to such price thanks to the promo event currently running on Gearbest for the Cubot King Kong model and from January 15th to January 19th you can grab one of 10 daily pieces for this price using the discount coupon 50%Kingkong.But even for those not so lucky catching one of those Cubot prepared a discount offer so you can get the phone for just $89.99 up until January 22nd.Cubot King Kong Main Features:Display: 5.0 inch, 1280 x 720 Pixel screen
Sony has already released a few new smartphones in the frame of CES 2018.But it would be naïve to think this manufacturer won’t come with new products this year.Though we have no information what devices are going to be launched in the nearest future, new leaks hint at the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact.According to html5test, a new Sony model with a codename of H8441 has tested a browser and the screen resolution is 720P.Though the HTML benchmark website doesn’t claim this is the XZ2 Compact, there are all reasons we should think it is.The screenshot showcases, the mysterious device will come with a 720P screen and Android 8.0 pre-installed.
FakeBank can steal sensitive information from the device including phone numbers, balance on a linked bank card and location data.Security researchers have discovered a mobile malware strain that can intercept users' sensitive SMS messages to steal their banking details and funds.According to Trend Micro researchers, the malware dubbed "FakeBank" has been spotted in several SMS/MMS management software apps and primarily targets victims in Russia and other Russian-speaking countries."These advertised SMS management capabilities are turned against the victim.Once installed on an infected phone, the malware replaces the default SMS management programme on the device, replaces it with its own and hides the icon.This allows the malicious software to monitor and analyse every SMS received and even delete messages.
Dell got CES 2018 started early when it debuted its fully redesigned flagship ultraportable last week.But the XPS 13 isn’t the only new premium system the company is showing off, and in some ways, it might not even be the most exciting, because now for the first time ever, there’s a 2-in-1 version of the XPS 15.By adding a 360-degree hinge to the previous XPS 15 chassis, Dell has created what it’s calling is the smallest, thinnest, and most powerful 15-inch 2-in-1 ever created.Now that’s an awfully lofty claim, but after getting the chance to play around with one for a little bit, it’s not that far off base.With packing components including the latest Intel 8th gen CPUs, built-in microSD card reader, an optional 4K touchscreen that covers 100 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour spectrum, along with AMD’s recently announced RX Vega M GPU, it’s clear that Dell is looking to take down Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro.Measuring just 0.62 inches thick, the XPS 15 2-in-1 is barely larger than Apple’s MacBook Pro 15 clamshell which comes in at 0.59-inches, and it’s way thinner than the 0.9-inch 15-inch Surface Book 2.