As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired.Even while Google pushed Hangouts as its consumer messaging service (before Allo, Duo, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet) over the last few years, it still allowed die-hard Gtalk users (and there are plenty of them) to stick to their preferred chat app.Over the next few days, these users will get an “invite” to move to Hangouts.After June 26, that switch will be mandatory.The legacy Google Talk Android app, which hasn’t been available for years now, will also stop functioning soon.Those users are, of course, “encouraged” to install Hangouts.
Passers-by on a London street were recently amazed to see a fleeting image of a pink tongue protruding from fruitily plump lips, seemingly suspended in mid-air.It was the famous logo for the Rolling Stones and was part of an experiment by tech start-up Lightvert.So could we be on the verge of seeing giant digital ads in our cities, similar to those featured in the seminal 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner?The ads were developed by Synaps Labs and founder Aleksey Utkin says there are plans to test similar ads in the US this summer.Some bricks-and-mortar retailers, such as video games specialist Game, are using augmented reality (AR) tech to bring their shop windows to life.Overlaying moving digital images on to the real world, as seen through a smartphone camera, caught the public imagination after the release of Nintendo's Pokemon Go game.
Since the Nintendo Switch released both users and critics noticed a possible glitch with the left Switch Joy-Con:a; to this sometimes loses contact with the console.In a message to Kotaku now says the Nintendo that the bug is about a limited fabriksfel and not anything in the hårdvarudesignen.the Company also says that users who are affected to get in touch then a "simple solution" should be able to sort out the error.According to Cnet it's about to apply a small piece of conductive foam inside the control.Users can also contact Nintendo's support and have its controls repaired if necessary.Nintendo themselves say that there is no need for any major recall of faulty devices, and that the fault only affects a smaller number of Joycons.
Inom 10 år vill företaget Wright Elctric, som idag har små elflygplan, börja flyga passagerare i plan med 150 platser.Sträckorna ska vara korta, men exempelvis sträckan London till Paris kan vara lagom.Enligt Mashable finns dock invändningar mot idéen, eftersom den bygger på att batteritekniken behöver utvecklas mycket på kort tid.Hur kan en handlare veta hur apelsinerna mår under sin transport från gård till butik?Med hjälp av en robot-frukt som hänger med lasten förstås, skriver Techcrunch.Geek.com har spanat in Nasas origami-inspirerade robot, som själv anpassar sig efter utrymmet den ska undersöka.
f your product team is working on the next big thing, there ought to be an equally awesome launch plan in the works to accompany it.While some companies are guilty of drafting a press release, crossing their fingers, and hoping that the users will come, there’s actually much more to it than that.Join them as they do users tests.And most of all, ask a ton of questions — especially if you’re not familiar with the space.Focus on understanding their vision and becoming a product expert.Outside of the product manager, the marketer launching the product should be the most knowledgeable person at your company about that product.
Images captured by the Rosetta space probe show a 134-metre (439-foot) cliff – nicknamed Aswan – on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko crumbling away to reveal the spotless icy interior hiding under its surface.The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft orbited the rubber-duck-shaped comet for two years, before it was ordered to crash gently into the comet’s dark depths in 2016.Now boffins are poring over photos from the probe, and were stunned to see snaps of the cosmic landslide.Scientists had observed outbursts of material ejected violently from the comet’s nucleus frequently during the mission.a – before the landslide; b & c – after the landslide (Photo credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team)Close-up snaps taken in September 2014 show a 70-metre (229-foot) long, one-metre (3.28-foot) wide crack on the cliff edge.
Mars has teamed up with emotion measurement technology specialists Realeyes to help identify the creative aspects in its advertising which can trigger the kind of emotional response in consumers that leads to sales.The study measured how people felt while they watched ads by using artificial intelligence to analyse their facial expressions through their webcams.It consisted of 149 ads across 35 brands involved 22,334 people in six countries.Realeyes technology measures the micro-movements of the face and uses computer vision and machine learning to analyse them, focusing on expressions of happiness, surprise, confusion, disgust, engagement, and behaviours such as how and when people move their head.By cross-referencing Realeyes' emotion data with the known sales lift data for each ad, Mars was able to investigate the relationship between emotions and sales performance.The result found that the emotions data could be used to correctly identify whether the ads had an impact of sales 75% of the time.
With the rise of mobile and its revenue potential, two-thirds of marketers still struggle with identifying the signals of engagement in their customers' journey.While 61% of marketers surveyed see untapped opportunities in mobile advertising, they agree that they lack the information to find new, profitable customers.While 80% of those surveyed by Radium One and the Mobile Marketing Association agree that consumers use of mobile devices enables them to access more data, the survey suggests that 58% are not fully confident in their re-engagement efforts to alleviate customer churn while over 50% aren't confident in their ability to acquire new customers and re-engage lost ones."The industry talks constantly about the flood of new data generated by digital engagement, and this is especially the case with mobile, given how indispensable smartphones are today," said Bill Lonergan, chief executive of RadiumOne."But the plain truth is that most marketers simply aren't confident in their ability to capture and utilize data effectively.As a result, we must help them in three key areas: identifying the right consumer signals of interest and intent, building accurate insights and predictions and activating these to maximize return on marketing investment."
About six months ago, Apple launched the iMessage App Store, which allowed developers to create iMessage apps and allowed existing apps to create iMessage extensions.iMessage apps can help people do things like share Airbnb listings, plan a night out, and shop together with a group, all inside iMessage.Since the launch of iOS 10 and the iMessage App Store in September 2016, nearly 5,000 apps have been listed.While that’s a rate of growth on par with the iOS app ecosystem, new app growth is slowing, according to Sensor Tower analysis.Games and entertainment make up more than 40 percent of the iMessage App Store.Other popular app categories include social networking (6.4 percent), photo and video (5.4 percent), and utilities (9.2 percent).The best apps in the iMessage App Store can be hard to find because there are so many stickers.It includes nine different games, from flicking basketball shots with your thumb to board games, mini golf, and poker you can play with friends.No.GIF Keyboard is also listed among the top 10 iMessage free apps.At No.
'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' sounds like it will pack more substance than your average DLC, with new mechanics and a lengthy runtime.Nathan Drake’s adventure finally came to a satisfying conclusion in last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but developer Naughty Dog isn’t done with the series just yet.Later this year, we’ll get our hands on the stand-alone spinoff Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Naughty Dog is extremely proud of the work it has done.In some respects, it’s even more ambitious than Uncharted 4, as well as another Naughty Dog spinoff, The Last of Us: Left Behind.Due to time restraints, some of Uncharted 4‘s largest locations, including Madagascar, had to be cut down.With The Lost Legacy, as many as five different teams are working on the same location at once, which allows for the biggest single location we’ve seen yet in an Uncharted game, and makes it ripe for exploration and hunting for secrets.
Tidningen Forbes har i sin senaste upplaga av miljardärlistan räknat till 31 svenska miljardärer.Då har man inte räknat med Ikea-grundaren Ingvar Kamprad på listan.På den svenska listan lyser techsektorn med sin frånvaro.Majoriteten av personerna på listan har blivit rika, antingen genom familjeföretagen – som H Persson – eller investeringsverksamhet som Gustaf Douglas och hans söner Carl och Erik.Endast en av personerna på listan har blivit rik på att ha grundat ett digitalt bolag: Markus “Notch” Persson.Han är grundare av spelstudion Mojang som ligger bakom dundersuccén Minecraft.
Several owners of LG G4 and V10 have filed a class-action lawsuit against LG in the California federal court claiming repeated bootloop issue "renders the phones inoperable and unfit for any use".A plaintiff in the lawsuit that was filed on Wednesday (15 March) claims the company replaced his G4 twice and his third phone was "manifesting signs of the bootloop defect and is unmerchantable"."Despite this admission, LG did not undertake a recall or offer an adequate remedy to consumers who purchased the LG G4 phone.LG instead replaced LG G4s that failed within the one-year warranty period with phones that had the same defect.As for the V10, the lawsuit claims: "LG released the LG V10 phone in October 2015.Within a few months of its release, reports emerged that the V10 contained the same bootloop defect as the G4.
The humble ‘water bear’ or tardigrade has a soft spot in the heart of any biology enthusiast simply because of its astonishing properties.They can be frozen, put into space, boiled and yet still survive giving these little critters the rightly earned reputation of being indestructible.While it was known to some degree how these microscopic creatures survived a new paper has shed light on the extreme lengths to which they actually go.In the paper Molecular Cell, a group of researchers have discovered that tardigrades are able to replace all the liquids in their bodies with what can only be described as a form of glass matrix.Their cells are then coated in this ‘bioglass’ which effectively suspends them, allowing the tardigrades to effectively freeze themselves in time.Once water is reintroduced to the tardigrade the glass melts and the cells are reanimated.
Google has been ordered by the UK government to explain why taxpayer-funded adverts are appearing alongside extremist material.The Cabinet Office said it has placed a temporary restriction on its YouTube advertising “pending reassurances from Google that government messages can be delivered in a safe and appropriate way”.Rape apologists, anti-Semites and hate preachers were receiving payouts from publicly subsidised adverts on the Google-run video platform YouTube, a Times investigation reported.Global brands are said to have joined the Cabinet Office in pulling advertising from the internet giant, according to the newspaper.A government spokeswoman said digital advertising was “a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation”.“Google is responsible for ensuring the high standards applied to government advertising are adhered to and that adverts do not appear alongside inappropriate content,” she said.
Facebook data can no longer be used by developers to create surveillance tools, the social network has said.It follows the American Civil Liberties Union of California's revelations the police had used surveillance tool Geofeedia to access data from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The ACLU said Facebook had made it "crystal clear" such data was now off-limits.It called for swift action when there were any violations of the new rules.In a blogpost, Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer at Facebook, said developers could no longer "use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance"."We are committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard," he said.
I slutet av november stod det klart att Stockholms stad valt en ny leverantör inte bara för it-stöd för administrationen i stort utan också för den upphandling som gällde skol-it.Tidigare hade Volvo IT, som numera är en del av indiska HCL, hand om allt it-stöd i staden men nu förlorade de båda delarna.Först tog Evry hem upphandlingen som gäller administrationens it-stöd och sedan vanns skol-it-upphandlingen av Fujitsu.Men när det gäller skol-it-upphandlingen beslutade HCL sig för att ta strid och överklagade upphandlingen till Förvaltningsrätten i Stockholm.HCL pekade på att Fujitsu inte uppfyllt ett antal obligatoriska krav.Förvaltningsrätten i Stockholm ger HCL rätt i att Fujitsus anbud inte uppfyllt alla krav, det handlar bland annat om att man bifogat ett antal interna dokument på engelska trots att det av anbudsinbjudan framgår att anbudsspråket ska vara svenska.
On Tuesday, Juniper Networks announced that it was reorganizing the company including the resignation of one of its executives, effective immediately.The departing exec was Jonathan Davidson, executive VP and general manager of Juniper Development and Innovation.What the company hinted, but didn't say in that press release, was that this reorganization also included a layoff.Juniper has now confirmed to Business Insider that a layoff happened.A person in the industry told us that Juniper cut about 9% of its workforce, which would amount to more than 700 jobs gone, and maybe as much as 900, by the time the cutting concludes.Juniper had about 9,800 employees as of December, it said.A spokesperson would not comment on size of the layoff except to say the 9% figure was not accurate and characterized the layoff as "small.""Juniper Networks can confirm that a small realignment of its workforce occurred to increase our operating efficiency and focus on driving long-term growth.We believe this action was necessary to allow us to prioritize our continued investments in the most critical areas that we believe will drive our business both in the short-term and future."The company laid off 6% of its workforce back in 2014 and in 2015 was the target of activist investor, Elliott Management.
My time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (read the review) is mostly about trying to do something and then freaking out when I realize it’s possible.Like … if an enemy has the body of a horse, I could probably ride it, right?That idea that I could mount a lynel, a creature with the head of a lion, the torso of a man and legs of a horse one, in the overworld of Breath of the Wild, didn’t occur to me until I was in the middle of fighting one.And this was one of the tougher white-maned lynels out in the freezing northern wilderness of Hyrule, so I was focusing on staying alive and knocking his health down to zero.But something clicked the second or third time I nailed a headshot on the half-lion-half-horse creature.After he collapsed down onto all four knees, I thought, “It looks like I could climb on his back.”Now, deciding to get cute in the middle of a fight in this new Zelda is typically an easy way to get yourself killed, but I still wanted to see if it was possible.You can see the moment in the video above at around the 6:15 mark when I rush to the side of the lynel’s crumpled body.
PHP and MySQL are two important tools used in web development, allowing you to create interactive content that integrates with databases to manage large amounts of data.Learning both will help you create login pages, check details from a form, create forums, restrict user access to certain pages, and much more.Your websites will have considerably more functionality, and you can leverage the knowledge you gain in this course into high-paying web development jobs.Access 42 lectures & 8 hours of content 24/7Download & install PHP & MySQL toolsWork between a user interface & a database to exchange information
An examination of data sent back to servers by dating app Tinder has shown that the app tracks the "success rate" for photos on the app, revealing just how often images cause users to getEngineers at London property startup Rentify (full disclosure: CEO George Spencer is a friend of mine) found that Tinder sends back a "success rate" percentage for people's photos.