Stories offer an ephemeral, more casual way to share content with your friends and followers that doesn’t live permanently in your main Instagram feed.As Instagram is owned by Facebook, you can also share your Instagram story straight to your Facebook story to reach your friends on both platforms.Images and videos posted to your story remain visible for up to 24 hours; after that, they disappear forever — but you can access them from your private archive and even choose to show select stories permanently as “highlights” on your profile page.You can also save your stories to your phone’s photo library, either saving each image or video independently or downloading the entire story as a single video.This is useful if you want to share the content with another social media platform, like Twitter.For still images, the easiest way to save a story is simply to take a screenshot.
It might be winter but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style this season.If you’re looking to shop top brands like North Face, Columbia, and more, REI is offering up to 50 percent off during a winter sale so you can save big on new jackets and hoodies.This deal will last until January 22, so take advantage of this huge clearance and shop new winter staples to upgrade your wardrobe.This North Face Fleece hoodie is perfect for layering up and staying warm this winter and it comes in four trendy colors including the one shown above.The green Velcro flap stands out against the cargo khaki for a perfect color combination.In search of a quality hiking jacket for the young guy in your family?
Saturn’s rings might have formed relatively recently—like, in the past hundred million years or so—according to new research.A team of scientists analysed Saturn’s gravitational field and the mass of its rings, based on data from the Cassini mission, which ended in 2017.Their measurements led to insights about the planet’s composition and the rings’ young age, at least from an astronomy standpoint.“But for me, the real surprise was the interior structure.”The scientists assessed Saturn’s gravitational field by measuring a microwave signal that Cassini sent to receivers on Earth during its “Grand Finale orbits.” During these 22 “Grand Finale” orbits, the spacecraft was positioned such that it would graze Saturn’s cloud tops on each pass and send its signals to Earth without being blocked by Saturn.That’s about 7,000 times less massive than Earth’s Moon, or around 0.4 times the mass of the small Saturnian moon Mimas.
Chinese state media has reported that officials in China are set to deploy a new ‘deadbeat debtors’ app that will enable the public to view which people nearby aren’t paying their debts.The new app is part of a program conceived by the Hebei province in North China, where the Higher People’s Court intends the app to act as a whistleblower platform for turning in financially wasteful debtors.The new whistle-blowing platform, which will be launched with the app WeChat, was revealed by state-run Chinese publication China Daily, which describes it as a ‘mini-program’ — likely in reference to its limited introduction in only the Hebei province.The program was developed and approved by the region’s higher court.According to Chinese media, the app will show users a map with pins marketing ‘deadbeat debtors’ who are located within around 1,640ft of the user.Tapping on any given person reveals their personal information.
Jeffrey Bigham and his family were about a day into their holiday stay at an Airbnb when he noticed the white security camera that blended in with the corner where the wall met the ceiling.As he wrote in a blog post about the experience, he was “shocked” thinking that it was “very likely that my 2-year-old ran in front of this camera naked,” since it probably has a field of view near the bathroom door.He did what many of us would likely do and unplugged the cameras.Bigham’s tale is just one of many Airbnb nightmares to surface over the years, as the company has grown into a viable alternative to hotels around the world.As Bingham pointed out, it looks like a smoke detector.if you manage to spot it, that's great, because Airbnb considers this photo to be proper disclosure… 1/n pic.twitter.com/gj9XFcaZoe
The 2020 Toyota Supra has easily been one of the most anticipated reveals of this week's 2019 Detroit Auto Show.After a 20-year hiatus and years of rumors, the iconic Supra is back!We've seen the teasers and the leaks, and we've felt the anticipation leading up to this reveal.The curtains has finally fallen, and what seemed like it was never going to arrive is now staring us in the face.After reading readers' comments on Roadshow and on social medial outlets like Facebook and Twitter, it's clear the new Supra is arriving to mixed emotions.Here's a handful of sample feedback we've received:
AMD’s Radeon VII may be more than just a direct performance competitor for Nvidia’s RTX 2080, it might be able to offer similar features, too.Although AMD has ruled out ray tracing on its graphics cards until it becomes more of a mainstream feature, it could adopt something akin to Nvidia’s deep learning super sampling (DLSS).Its plan is to support an open alternative developed by Microsoft called DirectML.One of the big selling points for Nvidia’s latest Turing-generation of graphics cards was its feature set.Beyond the raw power of the new GPUs, Nvidia talked up their ability to handle ray tracing and DLSS, the latter of which is a form of upscaling and anti-aliasing that is designed to produce 4K-like visuals, at a 1,440p overhead.It was a bespoke technology, as far as Nvidia was concerned, enabled only through its specifically designed Tensor cores which populate every RTX graphics card.
When I signed off my Gizmodo UK editorship last October, I was sad to go.Clarkson, May and Hammond continue on having learned nothing since last year, with digs at “vegan, hippy, peace beans” grown in urban allotments, and at one point James May really goes for the zeitgeist and – in a tone of unclear seriousness – accuses his co-hosts of being “snowflakes”.The only difference is that Jeremy Clarkson is looking slightly more… portly than he did last season.The meat of the episode is a film set in Detroit, the birthplace of the car industry which in more recent years has faced unrivalled decline and now a tentative rebirth.“This isn’t a racetrack, it's a Whole Foods market”, says Clarkson, cruising through a regenerated downtown Detroit, adding “We need to get out of here, it's the enemy”.Perhaps this was true, but that doesn’t really explain why we could see the barriers that were clearly closing off the street to other traffic on screen in one shot, and a cherry-picker that was clearly being used for wider aerial shots in another.
With much of the focus at CES 2019 given to gadgets or toys that may never amount to much beyond some January headlines, it’s important to remember that the show is also a chance for the true superpowers of technology to show off their hard work.Intel’s stand was one of the largest and most striking at CES 2019, showing demos from 5G to autonomous vehicles to VR gaming, with the company’s keynote at the show containing far more news and announcements than many expected.This all plays in to the message that Intel wants to put across - the company is far more than just the chip inside your laptop or desktop PC, it wants to extend its computing expertise to help power the increasingly smart, connected world.“The message we wanted to deliver is that we have a much much bigger reach that we are expanding into,” Sandra Rivera, Intel's senior vice president of the network platforms group, told TechRadar Pro at the show.“Historically where you would have thought of Intel as being very big in the PC market, or the data centre market, of course, we are those things and more.”With more and more data being created every day, and the Internet of Things extending its reach across the world, the need for reliable, flexible and scalable computing at the edge is paramount, and Intel is stepping up to the plate to provide these services.
“It is essential for large companies to reconnect their business activities with their IT operations”As rapid technological advancements continue to intensify competition across industries, shareholders are applying pressure on organisations to improve their performance and keep up with the fast pace of business, writes Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees.In order to better understand how to choose the right KPIs, businesses must start by defining a set of principles around the indicators.The 13 Aspects to Consider When Choosing KPIs:1: Collect only usable indicators: What would happen if the proposed indicator changed?If no concrete actions comes to mind, then this indicator is probably not necessary
What happened: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has reportedly cut travel spending and told new hires that they can only begin working in April, the fiscal new year.The travel cuts include business class airfare, with staff only being able to select a premium cabin on every fifth round trip that exceeds 20 hours.Sources also told Bloomberg that new hire headcounts are shrinking, with some people being told they would only be offered a job if they agreed to start working in April.Why it’s important: China-US trade tensions and the country’s slowing economy have affected hardware manufacturers to consumer-facing businesses including the world’s most valuable startup Bytedance, which has said it barely hit its 2018 revenue target.In September, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma warned about the challenges the company and economy would face should trade tensions escalate.Ma said that the trade dispute could last 20 years, much longer than just Donald Trump’s presidency.
Wondering if anyone bad with money is around you right now?China has a WeChat mini program just for that.Deadbeat Map pretty much does what it says: reveal the location of laolai – a word used by authorities to refer to people who fail to repay their debts and are put on a social credit blacklist.Open the mini program and you’ll see where these people are if they’re within 500 meters from your location – though for now it only works in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province.It might seem like a violation of privacy, but in China it’s pretty normal.Millions of people have been banned from taking flights and train trips.
It will now be even tougher for the four big streaming services scheduled to debut in the next year—from Disney, AT, Apple and NBCUniversal—to catch up with Netflix.The streaming giant now has 139 million subscribers worldwide, 58.5 million of which are U.S. subscribers, it said today in a shareholders letter.That’s up from 110 million a year ago.Netflix estimates it commands 10 percent of all U.S. TV screen time.“Our focus is not on Disney+, Amazon or others, but on how we can improve our experience for our members,” said the shareholders letter.Furthermore, “We compete with (and lose to) Fornite more than HBO.”
Construction giant Carillion earned £205m from a contract to build a multi-million pound hospital despite completing just 10% of the work before it went bust.New figures show that Carillion, which collapsed under a mounting debt pile in January last year, pocketed the money for starting the Midland Metropolitan hospital in Smethwick, West Midlands.In response to a written parliamentary question, the government conceded this week that the firm managed to finish less than 10% of the building’s mechanical, engineering and plumbing works before it folded.Carillion had already delayed Midland Met’s opening date by a year, and now the mega-hospital won’t open until 2022, four years later than originally planned.Before it went bust, Carillion sought to blame Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for running a bid process that meant it would struggle to build the hospital on budget.It said that the trust’s focus on costs, combined with Carillion’s own business model – described by MPs as “an unsustainable dash for cash” – meant it struggled to keep the project profitable, a board meeting heard.
Over the past 15 years, Benny Gold became one of the premier streetwear designers in San Francisco by parlaying his fame as a skateboarder into his own eponymous brand of shirts, hats and outerwear.His flagship Valenica Street shop became a tourist destination and mainstay of the city’s historic Mission District.But this week, Gold surprised the Bay Area skate community and his thousands of social media followers with the news that he would be closing the store and ending most production on the brand.From designing party flyers, sticker bombing the streets of SF, and producing T-shirts for myself and friends, I would have never guessed that years later my eponymous brand would grow into what it is today.Thank you all for the support and love!A post shared by Benny Gold (@bennygold) on Jan 15, 2019 at 11:07am PST
That's the mantra of 1,000 Instagram motivational posts I've seen over the years, but it has its place in history, too.In an effort to understand how some of the first land-dwelling creatures walked, paleontologists, engineers and computer scientists have teamed up and created a roboticThe prehistoric creature, which slunk along the forest floors around 280 million years ago, is known as a "stem amniote" -- an offshoot of plant-eating land vertebrates, or tetrapods.It's kind of like a cousin to the ancestors that would eventually become today's reptiles, mammals and birds.That makes it a good organism to study, because it could help show how creatures came to move across land and how the diversity of life we see today came to be.Scientists had predicted that might drag its body across the ground like a salamander, undulating from side to side.
Oracle admins, here's your first critical patch advisory for 2019, and it's a doozy: a total of 284 vulnerabilities patched across Big Red's product range, and 33 of them are rated “critical”.Oracle Communications Applications (OCA) is home to nine of the vulnerabilities in various components:You might be familiar with CVE-2016-1000031 – it's the Apache Commons FileUpload remote code execution (RCE) bug disclosed in November last year.OCA's Diameter Signalling Router component inherited the bug, as did its Communications Services Gatekeeper.Other systems affected by this bug include its Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure, the Fusion Middleware MapViewer, and four three Oracle Retail components.Another 2016 bug, this time in Codehaus versions of Groovy (CVE-2016-6814) affected OCA Unified Inventory Management.
A scientific collaboration has released a concept design for the Large Hadron Collider’s successor, an enormous new experiment that would sit inside a hundred-kilometre (62-mile) tunnel.The design concept consists of two Future Circular Colliders, the first which would begin operation perhaps in 2040.The ambitious experiments would hunt for new particles with collision energies 10 times higher than those created by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).“It shows the community the principles and feasibility of the post-LHC Future Circular Collider,” Michael Benedikt, CERN accelerator physicist and the study’s leader, told Gizmodo.Particle colliders accelerate tiny bits of matter to velocities close to the speed of light, slamming them together and observing what happens.Since energy and mass are equivalent in physics, new particles might materialise out of the collisions.
Slack's chief product officer April Underwood announced Thursday that she'll be leaving the $7.1 billion startup to focus on Angels, an organization she co-founded that focuses on investing in female founders.Underwood is widely considered the strong right hand to Slack CEO and cofounder Stewart Butterfield — she's in charge of much of Slack's strategy and product decisions.Underwood will be replaced by Tamar Yehoshua, who previously led the search business at Google.On Thursday, Slack Chief Product Officer April Underwood announced she will be leaving Slack to take a full-time role in venture capital investing.Over the course of her 4 years with the company, Underwood played a vital role inmaking Slack's office messaging app as popular as it is today.She's widely considered to be the second-in-command to CEO and cofounder Stewart Butterfield, as her remit included much of Slack's strategy and product decisions.
What happens when a strong advocate for one side of a controversial issue in science publicly announces that he or she now believes the opposite?Does the message affect the views of those who witness it -- and if so, how?Now, a new study from researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center shows that such a conversion message can influence public attitudes toward genetically modified (GM) foods.Using video of a talk by the British environmentalist Mark Lynas about his transformation from an opponent of GM crops to an advocate, researchers found that Lynas' conversion narrative had a greater impact on the attitudes of people who viewed it than a direct advocacy message."People exposed to the conversion message rather than a simple pro-GM message had a more favorable attitude toward GM foods," said Benjamin A. Lyons, a former postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania.The study was done by Lyons, now a research fellow at the University of Exeter, U.K., with two other former APPC postdoctoral fellows - Ariel Hasell, a research fellow at the University of Michigan, and Meghnaa Tallapragada, an assistant professor of strategic communication at Clemson University - and APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson.