ZTE s Blade V8 is certainly a looker, and a phone that a lot of to-be buyers are im patiently waiting for.According to reports, the device — first showcased at CES 2017 — is due for a launch in China in March this year.Along with that, the ZTE V8 will launch in Germany, and Spain in the same month.However, buyers in Japan and Russia are expected to get their hands on the phone a bit sooner, as the phone is expected to launch in these markets in February.Buy ZTE and Nubia phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!If you don t remember the specifications, the Blade V8 comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 435 SoC, a 13 front camera, a 13 2 mega-pixel dual rear camera setup, and a 2730mAh battery.The phone comes in two spec sets, differing in RAM and ROM 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB .By all means, the V8 isn t high-end.However, if the Huawei P9 was anything to go by, kickass dual camera phones do not come with high-end specs.
The French-sounding name might be confusing for some, but the Chinese tech giant has set its foot in the US, launching its ambitious expansion there last year.As CES 2017 concluded last week, LeEco had been trying to make its name familiar to American consumers with an array of products, from smart bikes to TVs.The year of 2016 had actually been a hectic and difficult year for LeEco, while it tried to expand globally.Despite its big splash on American soil last year with its USD 2 billion purchase of TV manufacturer Vizio, American analysts remained skeptical about LeEco s US expansion.LeEco, also known as the Netflix of China, won big in China with what it describes as an ecosystem where they brought together hardware, software and content streaming services.The company grew rapidly in China over the last couple of years, from an online video streaming site to an aspiring smart car pioneer.The Chinese tech giant announced its ambitious expansion plan to the US last year but soon saw a shortfall in its financials.In November 2016, LeEco s founder and CEO Jia Yueting known as YT Jia sent a letter to his employees saying that he would cut his annual salary to 15 cents one yuan after he acknowledged that the business was running low on cash.No company has had such an experience of being caught in ice and fire, Jia wrote in the letter, according to Bloomberg.
Business-to-consumer content marketing that focuses on providing customers with useful, informative, or entertaining content may play a role in retaining customers and, thereby, increasing customer lifetime value and profit.Customer lifetime value CLV for ecommerce is a measurement of how much shoppers will spend in an online store for as long as those customers continue to shop at that store.This might indicate a problem with product selection or customer service or some other aspect of the business.Similarly, stores with a relatively high average CLV might be better at getting shoppers to return and make an additional purchase or even purchase more each time they buy.Almost intuitively, many marketers understand that it is less expensive and more profitable to market to existing customers.Content Marketing May Increase Customer Loyalty
There's no shortage of food delivery startups out there, but Goldbely wants to tap into something more than nourishment:The 4-year-old startup ships dishes from some of the best-known restaurants in the nation, like Joe's Pizza in New York, Prantl's Bakery in Pittsburgh, and Honolulu Fish Company in Hawaii. food arrives chilled in just a couple of days, ready pop in the
At just 210mm wide, 62mm tall and weighing less than a kilogram – this is a ridiculously impressive gaming desktop.Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN1060 – FeaturesLet s get this out of the way first: the GTX 1060 inside this machine isn t quite as powerful as the full-fat desktop card that was released in late 2016.That slight reduction still leaves the GTX 1060 with higher clocks than every GPU from last year s 900-series range, and it continues to be accompanied by 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked to 8,000MHz.The slight down-clocking is a fine price to pay for such compact performance.A closer look at the specification reveals just how Zotac has been able to cram the GTX 1060 inside such a tiny PC.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court on Tuesday, January 17 for a potentially explosive lawsuit that claims the Oculus VR startup he acquired for $2 billion was based on stolenThe more than two-year-old suit against Facebook by game maker Zenimax has culminated with a public trial by jury in a Dallas court that began on January 9.
Nintendo s future is almost here.It s called the Switch, and, true to its name, it blurs the line between home console and portable gaming machine.We can t say how good it'll be just yet, but on concept alone, it looks neat.This is far from the first time we ve said that about a Nintendo console.The Japanese giant has earned legendary status among gaming fans for making machines — and a whole lot of games — that aren t quite like their peers.Some of those have brought massive success; others have led to total failure.Wherever the Switch lands on that spectrum, it appears to continue the company s penchant for doing its own thing.To show what we mean, here s a quick look back at the hardware Nintendo has released over the years.
If you ve ever witnessed a 4K OLED television playing HDR video, you ve seen the pinnacle of TV tech.These Chinese companies also offer high-end panels, but their big appeal in the US is the affordable stuff.Those bargain TVs are aimed at a different market than the premium LG, Samsung, and Sony sets, but they still may eat up potential sales.Just as top-tier sets are looking better than ever, budget TVs are getting pretty damn good in their own right.Prices for 4K TVs have also fallen dramatically in recent years, while streaming platforms have bulked up their 4K content.Four years ago, you d have spent $20,000 for one of the few 4K sets available at the time.
Those recent leaks of a phone purported to be the Nokia 8 have been confirmed as false!A few days ago we reported on a smartphone that many media sources believed to be a new Nokia flagship called the Nokia 8.This phone would feature a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and boast a rather impressive OIS stabilisation system for the main camera.Rumours that the phone was a new high-end Nokia came from a source named Total Tech Media, who it turns out to be TK Tech News.According to Android Authority, the person/people behind the Youtube channel are know fraudsters and even @Evleaks has had dealings with them in the past resulting in Evan Blass accusing the people of swindling him out of crowdfunding money.To further pull the leak apart, the German site who originally took the photos states that the handset is nothing more than a reference device manufactured for Qualcomm for demonstration purposes only a common practice that even Mediatek uses for new launches .So while those leaks and specs we have seen so far do look to be fake we do still have an upcoming Nokia announcement to look forward too, and that device could still be a Nokia 8, jut not this one!
If all goes as planned, an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV could one day be cruising the thick, sulfuric-acid clouds of Venus to help determine whether dark streaks that appear to absorb ultraviolet radiation could be evidence of microbial life.Venus has long been a focus of Russian planetary science, which has the proud legacy of the record-breaking Venera space probes that landed on the Venusian surface in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Mysterious Venus: 10 Weird Facts With many questions remaining unanswered, the joint mission of Roscosmos and NASA, if approved, would see an orbiter launch toward Venus in 2025 with the aim to make remote-sensing observations of the planet and its atmosphere; deploy a lander on the surface; and search for future landing sites.This fast rotation was discovered in the 1960s by astronomers tracking the motion of the dark streaks in the atmosphere.Puzzlingly, astronomers do not know the origin and composition of these dark streaks, nor do they understand why the streaks haven't mixed with the rest of the atmosphere and why they are absorbing ultraviolet light.
Watch the new trailer; this game looks completely off the chain.Now for the details, which came out almost too fast to register in the first 15 minutes of the presentation.The console comes with 32 GB of space inside, but you can also slot in a Micro SD card, something that many gamers will appreciate.You can play while charging, of course; it hooks up via a USB Type-C connector in the dock or a cable.Up to 8 Switches can be connected for local multiplayer.The Joy-Cons have a screenshot button and shoulder buttons, and also include motion sensors like Wii remotes.
Previously, agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have to request information on a target from the NSA.The NSA, in turn, would retrieve communications pertaining to that target and scrub the documents of information that was considered irrelevant to the search, including the names of innocent Americans—a process called minimization.Now, that middle step has been cut out.The agencies need only get approval from the NSA to access its data, and agents from the agencies are expected to carry out minimization on their own.
Nintendo didn t disclose everything about the specifications for its Nintendo Switch game console tonight, but it did share more details than it has at any time before this event in Japan.The Switch preorders start on January 21.The hybrid home game console and portable will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, for $300 in the U.S. We know that Nvidia is making the processor inside the system, but Nintendo didn t even mention the graphics chip maker at its event tonight.One piece of news: the Nintendo Switch s 6.2-inch screen has capacitive multitouch capabilities, meaning you can tap the screen with multiple fingers at the same time.Nintendo confirmed to us that the Switch has 32 gigabytes of internal memory, and it is expandable via microSD cards.Nintendo spent a lot of time talking about the Joy-Con controllers.There s a left and a right version, and Joy-Con grip that connects them so they can be used as one controller.The right Joy-Con also has an infrared camera sensor that can detect shapes and objects a couple of feet away.The right Joy-Con also has a near-field communications read/write wireless sensor, which can read or write data to and from an Amiibo toy.The left Joy-Con has a capture button that can be used to take instant screenshots of gameplay and share them with friends on social media.Nintendo didn t say anything about the horsepower of the machine.
Since announcing the Nintendo Switch in October, the Japanese giant has kept us on tenterhooks when it comes to many of the important details; namely when will it go on sale and how much will it cost.The company s event on Friday, we assume, will fill those gaping knowledge gaps.Related: How to watch the Nintendo Switch presentationAt least we hope it will, because the spate of recent leaks can t seem to make their mind up on how much the hybrid console will cost.The console is starting to show up in US retailer inventories, with a purported leak from Target via Nintendo-Life claiming a $299 price tag around £244 .Meanwhile, an alleged listing from Walmart via technobuffalo shows it as $399 about £326 .
Investors in Zhihu s latest fundraising round include Tencent, among other venture capital firms.Beijing's skyline on January 10, 2017.Chinese question-and-answer platform Zhihu, also known as China s Quora, has closed a US$100 million round of funding, the company said on Thursday.Investors in Zhihu s latest series D fundraising round include internet giant Tencent, Sogou, Chinese venture capital firms Capital Today and Qiming Venture Partners, as well as Sinovation Ventures, a venture capital company co-founded by former Google and Microsoft executive Lee Kai-Fu.The Beijing-based firm last raised US$55 million over a year ago in 2015, and was valued at US$300 million.However, Zhihu did not reveal its current valuation after its latest fundraising round.
BT makes latest move to secure cloud of cloudsBT has moved to protect its cloud customers by offering Trend Micro s Deep Security for the data centre on the Cloud Compute Platform.The platform is one of BT s numerous cloud services for businesses, offering them pre-configures data centre infrastructure, making use of the BT Global Services BTGS network and local infrastructure in 19 countries.It forms part of BT s Cloud of Clouds , a vision for a unified set of cloud computing products.Trend Micro s security services will sit within the compute management system CMS , allowing admins to switch on whichever services they want to protect their workloads.Deep Security offers anti-malware, firewall, intrusion detection and prevention, log inspection and SSL certificates that mitigate the risk of ransomware, advanced persistent threats and other types of attack.
A scene from the game Wild Guns Reloaded.In game arcades the world over, trigger-happy players wielding plastic guns stand in front of screens blasting away at everything from zombies to bank robbers and even ducks.The shooting gallery is a time-honoured mini-genre that comes in numerous forms.Duck Hunt, Cabal, Time Crisis, Virtua Cop – seasoned arcade gamers will no doubt remember most of those, but only true fans strapped on the Wild Guns belt.And now we have the Reloaded version, a somewhat strange offering considering it was just a cult game to begin with, but one that lovers of retro games will be happy to play again.Developer Natsume has taken the classic 1994 Super Nintendo sci-fi Western and given it a makeover for the PlayStation 4.
Nokia is pinning its hopes on its new smartphone re-establishing its popularity with Chinese consumers.Nokia s comeback device, launched exclusively in China, is unlikely to make a splash in the world s largest smartphone market as the 230,000 pre-orders it achieved in the first 24 hours does not qualify it for entry into what analysts call the mainstream market .Priced at 1,699 yuan, the Nokia 6 is the first new smartphone carrying the iconic handset name since 2014 when Nokia Oyj chose to sell its entire handset unit to Microsoft.Nokia does have a very recognisable brand, but so do Motorola, Sony and LG.Look what they get todayHMD Global, the current owner of the Finnish brand, put the device - which runs on Google s Android platform and is manufactured by Foxconn - on shelves in China on Wednesday by partnering exclusively with Chinese online retail major JD.com.
Around 8% of babies in the UK and 12% of babies in the US areDevelopmental problems, disability, and death are significantly more common in these children, but doctors typically don't have any way to know ahead of time that a childNew research, however, suggests that scientists are beginning to make progress towards eventually being able to
Rime turned a lot of heads during its Gamescom 2013 reveal, echoing the likes of Journey and ICO with its lush visuals and scenic fantasy setting.Almost four years later and it still hasn t seen the light of the day, leading many to fear the game s cancellation.Rime was recently re-revealed to be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in May 2017.TrustedReviews has rounded up all the latest news about the game, so be sure to bookmark this page as we continue to update it as more information crops up!Rime is an open-world puzzle adventure set on a isle of gorgeous watercolour environments.Playing as a young boy, you must escape this island and rid yourself of a mysterious curse by solving puzzles and navigating the colossal tower that awaits in the distance.