Welcome to The Drum's APAC Creative Works.As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work and gives you, the reader, the chance to decide which work we feature as our APAC 'Creative Work of the Week.'We've now introduced our new five-star voting system.To vote for your favorite, make sure you click on the stars.The winner be chosen based on the average rating and the number of votes cast.Voting closes on Tuesday 18 April.
Similar to games like Outlast and Daylight, Scanner Sombre drops the player into a dark environment in which they have to navigate with limited visibility.In Daylight, the player is given a cell phone and glow sticks to help see in the darkness.Scanner is different in that the environment (a cavern) is pretty much pitch black.The Verge describes the overall effect as “a dark, claustrophobic feeling — one that only heightens as you explore further and the game takes on more of a horror vibe.”It started out mainly as just a game mechanic concept.However, they decided to go forward with the idea and create a short game with it.
Can a machine learn aesthetics in a way a human would?Could it then look at a set of photos, and draw on those same aesthetics to reproduce a different set?For the past few years, EyeEm — a startup out of Berlin which has aimed at photographers with its app platform and marketplace — has been working on identifying the core aesthetics of photographs.EyeEm says its image recognition model generalizes well with a few samples, and can be trained in near real-time using GPUs.That means it can help curators interactively specify representative photographs that they deem appropriate for a particular aesthetic.The keywords were evaluated using MTurk, by anonymously showing each keyword and asking the viewer to mark the keyword as correct or false.
A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. for computer crimes, surpassing the 20-year jail term imposed on American hacker and former U.S. Secret Service informant Albert Gonzalez in 2010 for similar credit card theft activities.Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a Russian citizen from Vladivostok, was sentenced Friday in the Western District of Washington after he was found guilty in August of 10 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of intentional damage to a protected computer, nine counts of obtaining information from a protected computer, nine counts of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices and two counts of aggravated identity theft.Valery Seleznev accused the U.S. authorities of kidnapping his son when they detained him in 2014 in the Maldives with the help of local authorities and subsequently flew him to Guam.He used the online aliases Track2, 2pac and nCuX and sold millions of credit card details on specialized cybercriminal websites.U.S. authorities claim that from 2009 to 2013 Seleznev infected the point-of-sale systems of more than 500 U.S. businesses with malware that captured payment card data and siphoned it off to servers under his control.
If you find yourself waiting at a grocery store or simply have some time to kill you might want to try a chatbot powered by Facebook Messenger.Many UX experts suggest that conversational interfaces and chatbots are going to be the next big things on the Internet.While most of the bots are quite dumb and even controversial, there are some bots that can entertain, educate, assist and help you in various situations.Check out this list of 20 fun Facebook Messenger bots to play with and have a peek at the future of online interaction.It has two basic modes that you can try out: the “7 Kingdoms Quiz” to test out your knowledge and the opportunity to “Live the Adventure.”MojiHunt is a colorful, simplistic and addictive game with storytelling to play via Facebook Messenger.
Efter en pratstund med Mathias Kolmodin som är vd och Mia Kolmodin som titulerar sig agil coach och utbildare så står i alla fall en sak klar: Transformationen har alltid pågått, det går bara mycket fortare nu i och med digitaliseringen.Antingen drar man nytta av möjligheterna och förbättrar sin organisation, sina processer och produkter, eller så blir man omkörd.Att gräva där man står, är ett uttryck som beskriver det angreppssättet.På Dandy People vill man inte beskriva sig som ett renodlat konsultföretag.Målet är att med nya agila arbetssätt som sätter människan i centrum och fungerar tvärs över en hel organisation hjälpa kunder att skapa mer engagemang och starka relationer mellan företagets olika funktioner.Mia Kolmodin som har en bakgrund på konsultföretag, senast Crisp, är övertygad om att det går att använda generella lösningsmetoder för designproblem i olika typer av situationer:
Most industries are currently undergoing a form of digital transformation, the effects of which are being experienced by businesses everywhere.Advances in technology have changed the expectations of consumers, who now require products and services available any time and via any channel they choose.For businesses to achieve the flexibility, agility and speed to market required to meet customer demands, they must take advantage of the opportunities made available by digitalisation to improve and transform their products and processes.Businesses in the manufacturing sector in particular face the challenge of an increasing number of requests from customers for rapidly produced parts to be made available within days, at a level of quality that will guarantee satisfaction.As an industry under such pressure, it’s perhaps unsurprising that there’s a sense of uncertainty around the future of manufacturing.The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) reported an improvement in manufacturing order books in the three months to February 2017, as they achieved their highest level in two years.
We’re just a few months out from the release of Game of Thrones season 7, but HBO has yet to release a real trailer.There’s no telling how long we’ll have to wait for that, but on Thursday, HBO did release the first official photos from the new season, giving us an early look at what the main characters will be doing as winter arrives in Westeros and as the show continues to push past the books.In the first photo (which we’ve placed at the top of this post), we can see that Cersei is having no trouble adjusting to her new seat of power.With Jaime by her side and the rebellion in King’s Landing quelled, Cersei will be a force to be reckoned with in the seventh season.Of course, there won’t be anything for her to conquer if the White Walkers make their way over The Wall and wipe out mankind.We’ve collected all fifteen photos into a slideshow below, where you’ll see Meera dragging Bran through the snow, the Hound heading north, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish offering advice to Sansa Stark, Tormund giving Brienne some kind of look and Jon Snow starring into the distance:
A future version of Google Chrome may include a built-in adblocker, designed to prevent the most intrusive online adverts from being displayed on users’ computers and smartphones by default.According to the Wall Street Journal, Google could announce the feature within weeks, but the specifics are not yet set in stone, and the company may yet scrap the entire plan.If it does go ahead, the company would outsource the definition of unacceptable adverts to the Coalition for Better Ads, an independent group set up by a consortium of major advertisers and agencies in March.Its standards were set in place after “comprehensive research” involving more than 25,000 participants.On desktop, the group bans “pop-up ads, auto-play video ads with sound, prestitial ads with countdown and large sticky ads”.On mobile “pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ads with density greater than 30%, flashing animated ads, auto-play video ads with sound, poststitial ads with countdown, full-screen scrollover ads, and large sticky ads” fail to make the standards.
I recently ran a free trial of a PC tune-up utility, including a disk clean-up routine, on my Windows 10 laptop.Said machine then bricked: boot begins, then the screen blanks.Given that tens of thousands of expert programmers have worked on the code over the past 30 years, the number of safe, simple, significant and forwards-/backwards-compatible improvements may be quite small.If it can’t fix it, it should switch to the Windows Recovery Environment, otherwise known as Windows RE or WinRE, which boils down to two options:1) Start Windows in safe mode using the code on the internal hard drive, then use the troubleshooting routines to fix it.That depends on Windows 10 counting boots correctly, as distinct from restarting from sleep or recovering from some other failure.
personnel services company Academic Work that in Finland the software industry 12 weeks of training.Six in the country, the Academic Work group to start in Finland in autumn of the training program, which coached 12 a week in the Java programming language experts.in the Java programming language in addition to training to teach communication and sales skills, as well as the process of pulling.Course been to get a permanent job staffing firm Academic Work.software companies association's president and ceo Rasmus Roiha keep the training extremely interesting as an experiment."If these first trainees will learn things from it-companies and customers are satisfied, whether the training scale to?
I’ve worked at the same company for the past three and a half years, but it feels, at times, like I’ve worked for three different companies.Contently’s mission is still the same as when I joined in 2013.But as we’ve grown to nearly 150 employees across four offices on two continents, our business has matured.Stage I: The plucky startup days (2013-2014)What Contently was like: We resembled the kind of startup you’d see on Silicon Valley.A dozen hoodie-monsters crammed into a single room, spanning every generation from “young millennial” to “old millennial,” doing 37 things at once.
Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and we are delighted to reveal the agenda for the conference, which returns to Manhattan this year.Facebook’s Fidji Simo will talk about how video leads the site’s content creation and what comes next.We have AngelList founder Naval Ravikant discussing changes in how investing is done.And author, famed World Chess Champion and political enthusiast Garry Kasparov will talk about his new book, “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.”Incubus guitarist Michael Einziger is set to close the show on Wednesday, May 17th with a special musical presentation, featuring Pharrell Williams and Incubus, that will demonstrate the technology developed by his startup, MIXhalo.And, of course, there are 20 amazing young companies in Startup Battlefield that will compete to win the Disrupt Cup and $50,000.
This CMO audit series sets out to provide insight into the six most significant growth drivers in marketing: customer journey, marketing technology, growth channel mix, user experience, devices and analytics.Today’s post will focus on technology.As recently as a few years ago, when social was still underutilized, desktop reigned over mobile, third-party data hadn’t yet exploded, and marketing technology was fairly low on the list of fundamentals of a great digital strategy.It used to be that technology, as it relates to marketing, was better served to provide support to teams and purely help with scale.Today, the landscape is dramatically different: technology continues to take more of a front-and-center role.Internal focuses on making your internal marketing organization more efficient and effective and includes functions like reporting, tracking, organization, channel management, attribution, automation, predictive and testing.
But how is it possible that our Universe today, which looks to be organized and ordered with solar systems, galaxies and intricate cosmic structure, is somehow in a higher-entropy state than right after the Big Bang?That's what our Patreon supporter Patrick Dennis wants to know:The common understanding of entropy and time implies a very low-entropy state just after the Big Bang.Imagine it: a sea of particles, including matter, antimatter, gluons, neutrinos and photons, all whizzing around at energies billions of times higher than even the LHC can obtain today.There were so many of them -- perhaps 10^90 in total -- all crammed into a volume as small as a soccer ball.Right at the instant of the hot Big Bang, this tiny region with these tremendously energetic particles would grow into our entire observable Universe over the next 13.8 billion years.
While sponsorship deals with traditional football clubs can offer brands huge viewability, YouTube clubs now offer more viable alternatives for some companies, including online football manager game Top Eleven, which has renewed its shirt sponsorship with Hashtag United after being convinced by the levels of engagement and accessibility that the club can offer.In addition to the shirt sponsorship, the brand will also continue to feature the YouTube team within its online game which has 160 million players globally and can be played on PC and mobile devices.The decision to renew ties with the club is part of the brand's efforts to grow its reputation in the UK, a strategy which initially led it to agree a sponsorship deal with José Mourinho back in 2013.Having a manager of Mourinho’s status as a brand ambassador and the growing popularity of Top Eleven led to several clubs approaching its developer Nordeus about potential sponsorship deals.However Daniel O'Kelly, brand manager at Nordeus, said the company’s focus lies elsewhere.“We’re looking to grassroot teams who are approaching football in a way that isn’t the norm.”
Moni ihminen haluaa ottaa ikimuistoisen kuvan itsestään, ja tämä toimi johtaa usein jopa hengenvaarallisiin tilanteisiin.Moni ihminen myös menehtyy ottaessaan kuvaa.Synkin tilanne on Intiassa, jossa menehtyi uusien tilastojen mukaan kolmessa vuodessa 76 ihmistä.Tilasto päättyy kuluvan vuoden maaliskuulle.Intialaisten tragediasta kertoo se, että toiseksi eniten ihmisiä menehtyi Pakistanissa, jossa luku oli vain yhdeksän.Yhdysvalloissa luku oli 8, Venäjällä 6, Filippiineillä ja Kiinassa 4, Espanjassa ja Portugalissa 2 sekä Turkissa 1.
The FBI uses NSLs to secretly obtain investigative information from tech companies about their customers.The letters do not require judicial approval and are often accompanied by gag orders that prevent companies from ever speaking about the legal process, but with the passage of the USA Freedom Act in 2015, the FBI is now required to periodically review the gag orders.Yahoo, Google, Cloudflare and the Internet Archive have all published NSLs over the last year.Microsoft’s fight to be more transparent about government requests for user data has been brewing for years.In 2014, the company successfully pressured the FBI into withdrawing a NSL targeting an enterprise customer, and last year it sued the Justice Department over gag orders pertaining to other types of requests for user data.(Other companies are challenging NSLs too — Cloudflare and CREDO Mobile recently argued against NSL gag orders in the 9th Circuit.)
HP will make a major virtual reality push in June, when it will start shipping its Omen X VR backpack PC.There will be two types of Omen X backpack PCs, Ron Coughlin, president of the Personal Systems Business at HP, said in an interview.HP will release a VR backpack for gamers, and one for commercial customers, he said.Wearing the backpack PC allows users to move around freely.Headsets like the Vive and Oculus Rift usually need to be wired to a desktop PC with powerful GPUs, which limits movement.The Omen X VR backpack PC weighs about 10 pounds, or 4.5 kilograms.
Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p.BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the “Columbia’s Finest” pack, and Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.Right now the collection is priced at 50% off its typical list price.See this deal now on Amazon.