It has three big brands under the Sea umbrella: Garena, which owns one of the largest digital content platforms in Southeast Asia, largely around games; ecommerce business Shopee; and fintech company AirPay.And we want to be remembered as a company that really served their customers and did so in a really humble, authentic, local way,” Nick Nash, group president at Sea, told Tech in Asia a few months ago.There is no perfect solution, but a couple of things are absolute essentials.We do it [videoconference] from time to time, but we certainly use it for short intermittent conversations.A very successful young woman in our business, originally from Vietnam.You will hear stories of about a guy from Germany or a girl from France who learned four to five European languages to be multicultural.
DerbyCon A sprinkle of code and an understanding of the Windows digital certificate process is all that's needed for a miscreant to sneak malware past Microsoft's application whitelist within a corporate environment.In a keynote address at the DerbyCon hacking conference in Kentucky, USA, on Friday, Matt Graeber, a security researcher with SceterOps, detailed how he managed to disguise and run a banned software nasty as a legit whitelisted app, and thus bypass Redmond's security mechanisms.Usually anyone trying to fool Microsoft's defenses in this way, via PowerShell, will be caught by the executable signature checks within the Get-AuthenticatedSignature function.However, we're told, there’s also CryptSIPVerifyIndirectData, which can be abused to green-light malicious applications with a counterfeit signature.The only thing you need are some coding tools and, oh yeah, admin privileges on the target computer.“By fooling PowerShell signature checking I could validate myself as anyone,” Graeber said.
He was just seven-and-a-half when he died some 49,000 years ago, an otherwise healthy Neanderthal boy whose cause of death remains a mystery.An analysis of his well-preserved skeleton is providing new insights into how these extinct humans developed and matured, revealing an extended period of growth in certain aspects compared to modern humans.Yet overall, the new study shows that Neanderthals and modern human growth patterns share striking similarity—a finding that improves our understanding of human evolution and biology.Recently, archaeologists uncovered a single family group of Neanderthals consisting of seven adults and six children (including an infant).“But this is the first juvenile partial skeleton with both braincase, jaws, teeth, limbs and vertebral column all represented in one specimen of this crucial developmental age.”The first step was to determine the chronological age of death by performing a dental analysis.
Apple announced three new iPhones this month: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and the high-end iPhone X.That said, there are several reasons it's worth considering an iPhone 8 instead of holding out for the iPhone X:The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are powered by the same brains as the iPhone X.This is probably the most important reason to consider the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus over the iPhone X: Functionally, they're all identical.Touch ID is a proven entity.Face ID, which will replace Touch ID on the iPhone X, is less known.
Fitness app Pact wants to help users reach fitness goals by using a cash incentive…or at least it says it wants to.The app works by charging users if they don’t meet their weekly fitness goals and rewarding them with money if they do meet their goals.Allegations made by the FTC allege that things have worked differently in reality, and Pact will pay $940,000 as a result.According to a report released by the FTC, Pact allegedly was charging users even if they met their weekly fitness goals, and was also failing to give people their rewards when they did meet their rewards.These amounts could range from $5 to $50, ultimately resulting in what the FTC says were tens of thousands taken from users as penalties.The FTC went on to claim that Pact continued to charge some users even when they cancelled their use of the app.
There’s a new 4K Apple TV in town, and Apple made it a lot interesting than other 4K products by promising that all your existing HD titles from iTunes will be converted to 4K.That’s a great incentive to buy a device whose main feature is support for 4K content.However, Apple wasn’t entirely honest when advertising the new iTunes feature, leaving out one crucial detail.Yes, Apple will let you watch 4K versions of your HD movies, but that doesn’t mean you can download them locally and play them whenever you feel like it.4K content can only be streamed using the Apple TV 4K.A new Apple support document discovered by MacRumors makes things clear.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 22, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources.Funding is made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill."Today's investments will help speed the development of regional systems for sustainable bioenergy, bioproducts, and biomaterials production, and create a strong workforce needed to support the bioeconomy."The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative is America's flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences.These grants are awarded through the Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area, which supports integrated public/private partnerships that lead to industrial production of biobased materials, products and fuels to create jobs, stimulate rural economic vitality, improve existing agricultural systems and contribute to our nation's energy security.Among the grants, the University of Florida project will identify and deploy regionally adapted carinata (an oilseed member of the mustard family) as the basis of a biofuel and bioproduct supply chain that will produce biobased jet fuel for civil and military aviation, industrial chemicals, and animal feed.
Most people talk about self-driving cars with breathless excitement — after all, think about the possibilities.The list goes on and on.Besides the mass disruption of multiple industries, including (but not limited to) the auto industry, taxi industry, and trucking industry, really getting the most out of this new technology requires that everyday consumers give up a serious amount of their privacy.For much of America, getting your driver’s license at 16 seems like an opportunity for greater freedom.And every time you tell your car where you want it to go, that information is stored somewhere, and mined to find patterns in your behavior so that the car can be more receptive to your needs.This is in addition to the data the company already collects or has access to, including a vehicle’s location, performance, condition and service history.
Netflix is facing a trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the subject of its popular series Narcos.Escobar’s brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria is seeking a billion-dollar payment from Netflix over its alleged intellectual property violations.In return, and based on a legal letter that recently leaked, it seems Netflix’s own lawyers are threatening to slap the Escobar family with its own lawsuit.The legal letter was acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, which claims it was written by lawyers working for Narcos Production LLC, the company behind both the Narcos: Cartel Wars video game and the Netflix series itself.Per that leaked letter, Escobar Inc, which is owned by Gaviria, filed use-based applications for the Cartel Wars and Narcos trademarks with the USPTO in August of last year.The letter reportedly claims that Escobar’s claims of the trademark usage were ‘fraudulent,’ including things like claims that its had an online computer network for game services since 1986.
Outside, there was a trolley filled with croissants, pastries, fruit and coffee.Why was there still so much food, when the store had opened at 8 a.m. for the launch of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus?Sometimes, though, retail staff can make all the difference.The ability to reassure and nudge at the human level should never be underestimated.I picked up the phones and, to my hand-brain continuum, they felt heavier.The overall impression was of a shinier version of my 6.
A photo of what appears to be the retail packaging for a new Le Eco phone hints at a bezel-less design!Xiaomi has done it, Vivo has done it, and Nubia look like it is about to do it, so it comes as little surprise that Le Eco are also rumoured to be getting in on the act.Le Eco was originally LeTV, an online video streaming service that decided to branch out and provide customers with a range of devices.It began with smart TV’s and quickly moved on to smartphones.Despite having a solid start and launch some very good Android phones in its first year, LeTV started to run into trouble.The company expanded into new markets, announced new projects (including and Electric Car) and became Le Eco, but the past year has seen the brand cut back spending and reduce the number of products in its range.
Russ and Jeff record the last regular version of the show discussing the reviews of the new Apple Watch, iPhone 8, what to expect from the iPhone X and whether or not Nintendo will make enough SNES Classic Editions for everyone.Subscribe to our wonderful program:The last episode of The 404 Show is Friday September 29.If you want to send something to the show call us at 866-404-CNET (2638) or reach out on Twitter.This show will be a longer format and include video.File any hateful or insightful comments at our show thread over at our subreddit: reddit.com/r/the404.
Following in the footsteps of anonymous feedback application Sarahah, a new social application called Polly is taking Snapchat by storm.The social polling app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms.With Polly, users can create polls from scratch or browse stock questions that allow them to add their own responses.Once users create a poll within the app, they’re shown a video tutorial explaining how to attach the poll to a Snap in Snapchat, and they can tap a button to quickly launch the Snapchat app so they can share the poll.Users can also share polls on other networks, such as Twitter and Facebook.Finally, users can create new polls on the Polly website.
Walmart is partnering with Deliv and a "smart locks" company to test a new service that would deliver food products inside customers' homes and refrigerators even when they are not home, the retail giant said in a press release emailed to Retail Dive.Customers who order groceries can request that delivery people put their fresh and frozen items away in their refrigerators and freezers, according to Ravi Jariwala, senior director of public relations at Walmart.Those participating in the test are able to watch the full delivery process on their smartphone through an app and home security cameras, he said.The experiment, which will test various price points, is by invitation only for existing customers of August Home, a keyless lock designer, in Silicon Valley in California who opt in, Jariwala said.This is not the first announcement of late that Walmart has opened with a lament about the hectic pace of daily lifeSloan Eddleston, Vice President, Walmart eCommerce Strategy & Business Operations, said Friday in a blog post: "Shopping for groceries can be a hassle for my busy family.
The telecommunications industry is on the verge of a systemic crisis that has never existed before.In developed regions, the needs of business users and those of individual consumers in fixed telephony are completely satisfied, therefore, the operators can only compete amongst themselves for existing subscribers, increasing the cost of advertising for the whole industry.Finally, operators are being plunged deeper and deeper into becoming dumb pipes.If earlier, the basis of everything was a ‘voice’, and the rest of the services complemented it, now the primary facility required by users is Internet access.Now the prosperity of the IT industry is limited in expectations of subsequent growth as the ‘untapped’ market has been fully signed up.If the trend continues, telecommunications companies will evolve from technology leaders with ever-increasing capitalisation, to gradually turning into enterprises that are barely able to maintain the ageing infrastructure in a working condition.
The state of social media is completely different to what it was five years ago.With the emergence of social networks such as Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, marketers have an abundance of opportunities to engage with audiences.Every minute 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube and 347,222 tweets are sent.So how should brands be using social media to target consumers?At Dmexco, The Drum spoke with representatives from five companies to learn how they are managing audiences across these different social media channels.According to Aaron Goldman, chief marketing officer at 4C Insights, as consumers now use multiple digital devices, he recommends marketers to “take advantage of that behaviour” and synchronise the advertisements across screens.
They will focus on the trends and technology likely to emerge in the next ten years and the crucial areas of trust, security, e-government, industry, the economy and society.The Graphene Flagship will present many different demonstrators to illustrate the potential of graphene and related materials in Europe's path to global digital leadership.The Graphene Flagship is the European Commission's largest ever research initiative in new materials, aimed at taking graphene and related materials from the realm of academic laboratories into European industry and society, facilitating economic growth and creating new jobs.This combined research and innovation effort covers the entire value chain, from materials production to components and system integration, targeting a number of specific goals that exploit the unique properties of graphene and related materials.Professor Jari Kinaret, the Director of the Graphene Flagship stated "The Tallinn Digital Summit allows us to exhibit some of the many results the Graphene Flagship has achieved during its first four years.As well as being the thinnest, strongest and lightest known material, it is flexible, impermeable to molecules and extremely conductive electrically and thermally.
So, you think you know Microsoft Office.You’ve likely been using it for nearly three decades like almost every other computer-literate person on the planet.But, do you really KNOW Microsoft Office?I mean, can you really say you know all the ins and outs of, say, OneNote?If your answer isn’t a resounding yes, that’s also understandable.There’s a lot packed in under the hood of computing’s most ubiquitous office software.
The Tyson plant was also a long-kept secret with the code name—Project Sunset.Local lawmakers were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements when considering welcoming it to town, and the company is said to have worked through intermediaries when negotiating with the landowner over the 300-acre lot it would occupy.The next day, Tyson sent a letter to the county announcing that it had put the plans for the plant on hold.“It’s common to see some sort of protest, or people coming to town meetings.Last year, when North Carolina-based Prestage Farms tried to put in a $240 million pork-processing plant in Mason City, Iowa, a similar coalition of farmers and concerned citizens showed up in droves to put repeated pressure on the city’s county councilmembers, who eventually voted not to approve the plant.It’s tough to say definitively whether or not these incidents are part of a larger wave of animosity toward new developments by multi-million dollar meat producers in the middle of the country, but they’re likely to change the way companies like Tyson do business in the future.
Buchanan grabbed a microphone, with a surprise ready for the packed room."I asked everybody if they had Snapchat," Buchanan, 33, said in a phone interview three months after the funeral."I told them to go ahead and take a picture, and then scroll across."But rather than be offended, people began taking selfies.Custom geofilters are one of the hottest aspects of the young social network, where people can create templates to go over their temporary photos and videos to commemorate a significant moment in their lives.In 2013, Jason Feifer, now an editor in chief at Entrepreneur magazine, even set up a blog called "Selfies at Funerals" to call out the tacky tech faux pas.