Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also offer their own payment systems.So how do Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay compare and which one is best?Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 8, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Gear S2 and S3Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7Plus, 6/6 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, SE, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro with TouchID, iPad 5th/6th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 3 and 4Android phones with NFC and HCE support running KitKat (4.4) or higher
The dilithium crystals cannae take it, CaptainWilliam Shatner wants cryptocurrency miners to use a solar energy company he represents.Solar Alliance is offering a 3MW solar array* in Murphysboro, Illinois to would-be miners.The retired Canadian actor, 87, has graciously put aside his well-documented disdain of cryptocurrencies to try and attract new business, The Washington Post reports.To put 3MW in perspective, that's roughly the yield of the rooftop array on BMW Mini plant in Oxford.Currently Bitcoin energy consumption is estimated to be 71TWh, costing around $3.3bn a year – and that's more than Switzerland or the Czech Republic consumes.
But now that we've had some time to digest the news, the gamers of CNET -- whether they were at the show in Los Angeles or watching from afar -- have weighed in with their opinion on the highlights and lowlights of the show.In case you can't tell from our giant guide or our New York office getting a case of Smash-itus, Smash Bros.Sure, you could say just adding every single thing from every single Smash game into one title isn't the most creatively-inspired approach, but it's Smash.Cyberpunk 2077 stole the show… and my heartI enjoyed The Witcher 3 and had long been keen to see how CD Projekt Red would adjust from swords and sorcery to the cyberpunk aesthetic.Star Fox gives us a reason to buy StarLink
Logistics is usually singled out as a key factor to succeed in e-commerce.Above all, it is about what is called ”the last mile” – the final part of the delivery to the customer.The past year, Ikea has opened a local warehouse in the Stockholm area and started to establish another in Malmö, sweden.And now, the Ikea a even bigger grip in order to succeed with this by using their stores as e-trading book.With the new service, Express delivery, customers should get the delivery within a day – but often even faster, already within 3-6 hours from the order, writing Ikea in a press release. "We want to lead the retail turnover in Sweden, and now use our advantage to have our entire range on tens of thousands of products available through our 20 stores around the country," says Miki Tabakovic, deputy sales manager at Ikea Sweden, in a comment.
While the project followed a long and circuitous route to the streaming giant—it originally premiered in the US on the Sundance Channel in 2005, then received a two-hour follow-up in 2013, all before Netflix packaged it together and added some new footage—it immediately became a word-of-mouth sensation.If you’ve binge-watched all 628 minutes, you might be tempted to think that the big question is: Did Michael Peterson kill his wife, or did Kathleen Peterson fall down the stairs?Included in his 40-point motion, Pollard stated:The "Owl Theory" was advanced to the Defendant’s lawyers and the Prosecution at the conclusion of the trial, namely, that Mrs. Peterson may have been the victim of an attack by a wild bird outside her house, an attack which caused puncture wounds to her elbows, injuries on her face and around her eyes, and lacerations to her scalp.In a Netflix bonus feature (see below), Peterson’s attorney David Rudolf makes clear that he believed there was enough evidence to warrant further investigation into whether an owl could’ve done it."The only real difference, if you will, between our theory at trial and the Owl Theory is the initial infliction of the wounds," he says.
Calm.com licensed the audio stream of “The Joy of Painting” to help you fall asleep.The Calm app will eventually bring more Bob Ross audio should this first phase prove successful.Calm.com – which created the popular Android app Calm which is geared towards relaxing and meditation – just announced a new app feature called Sleep Stories, via The New York Times.Using the app, insomniacs can listen to soothing narratives to help lull them to sleep.He Transformed His Belly With One ThingAnd who will be narrating these Sleep Stories?
Cannon will primarily be focusing on growth stage, and is also now a board observer for Slack.We sat down with the two new partners to discuss some of their plans, as well as some broader parts of the venture ecosystem.Everyone votes 1-10, and if it’s over 7 it’s approved.My role is not making decisions but helping the management team align on priorities and sharing an example from a company they respect.How do you help your founders in this respect?I hope we have a few brave founders who come out and say, look, I really struggled, here’s how I managed to deal with it.
the Iphone X has over the past few quarters has been the recurring winner when analytics summarized the smartphone model that sells the best.But according to the latest statistics (from the month of april) puttades Apple's toppmobil down from the throne.This is according to research firm Counterpoint, which notes that Samsung's new Galaxy S9 is the most popular choice on the market now.Both the Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9 has gone on the Iphone X.The two Samsung phones each had a share of 2.6% of the total sales in april against 2.3 per cent for the Iphone X.In other notes, the Counterpoint to Xiaomi continues to celebrate the triumphs, and have both the sixth and åttondeplatsen in the global market with Redmi 5A and Redmi 5 Plus / Note 5.
EVE: War of Ascension, a mobile spinoff game from the hit PC MMO title EVE Online, has officially launched.The new free-to-play game lets players assemble space fleets and compete against hundreds of players online at once.CCP Games also announced yet another EVE Online mobile game that’s coming in 2019.Fans of the long running space-based MMO EVE Online now have a free-to-play mobile spinoff to check out.EVE: War of Ascension, which was first announced in October 2017 under the codename Project Aurora, has now officially launched and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.Co-developed by PlayRaven and published by Kongregate, EVE: War of Ascension has many of the same gameplay features at EVE Online.
The question is—where aren’t we going this week?First we’re going to visit a dwarf planet that resides pretty close to Earth.NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres since 2015, where it’s been studying surface features like mountains of bright ice and odd impact craters.Moving a little further out, we’re going to linger at Jupiter, where NASA’s Juno spacecraft has delivered some interesting results about the lightning strikes first discovered by the Voyager spacecraft in 1979.It turns out most of Jupiter's lightning is really similar to the lightning we have here on Earth, but Jupiter’s activity seems to linger towards its poles.Finally, just one planet over we will visit one of Saturn’s 53 moons: Tethys.
As big a drone fans as we are, one of the most exciting things about watching the industry over the past few years has been seeing it evolve, mature, and enter the mainstream.But with maturation comes standardization — and there’s no doubt that some of the best drones out there, like the best smartphones, can often have far more in common than they do separating them.Developed by researchers at the U.K.’s Imperial College London, it’s a modified DJI Matrice 100 drone, complete with magnetic perching module and web-shooting abilities.Drones have limited battery and, as a result, range.The University of Sherbrooke’s SUWAVE drone is a lake-hopping drone that is designed to fly short distances, land in a body of water such as a lake, recharge using in-built solar panels, and then take off again.And it’s not the only innovative University of Sherbrooke drone, either…
Complaining about the traditional ad agency model may not be quite as old as the model itself, but it comes close.Clients are demanding smarter, more relevant content, more measurable and with more proven ROI.Any new business model for the advertising industry will have to incorporate these principles: the eradication of the basic conflict of interest inherent in multiple profit-and-loss centers under one roof; the creation of a structure based on absolute transparency; and the ability to match talent to a wide range of different needs and budgets adroitly and rapidly.Agency veteran and Bartle Bogle Hegarty founder Sir John Hegarty has said that in an age of disruption there is one constant and that is the power of creativity.Hegarty recently became Chairman of the young company Whalar with a global community of social media creators and a mission of liberating the creative voice.Judy Shapiro, the chief executive and founder of EngageSimply, favors another model emphasizing agility, measurability and efficiency through a core team demonstrating three critical competencies: progress planning, performance planning and platform planning.
Oculus, Felix & Paul Studios, and Universal Pictures are launching the second chapter of Jurassic World: Blue, a two-part virtual reality experience produced to coincide with the recent release of the Oculus Go VR headset and the upcoming theatrical release of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film.The new experience is one of a number of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom interactive experiences.Others include a new VR game at Dave & Buster’s restaurants and Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive mobile game.It seems Universal is being particularly aggressive about approving Jurassic World games and VR titles.The VR experience debuted its first chapter earlier in May with the Oculus Go, which is a $200 standalone headset that is meant to be an entry-level device for VR users.Jurassic World: Blue’s visual effects and animation come from Disney’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), with sound done by Headspace Studio.
A few years back, filmmaker John Panton made waves with his short Line Signal, a chronicle of a lone woman’s spectacularly spooky trail run.Now he’s back with Surveyor, another tale of a regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings.As you might suspect, the main character is a building surveyor who’s summoned to check an abandoned mansion for a client who intends to renovate and repurpose the building.But the house, a crumbling architectural marvel, isn’t exactly a welcoming place (though it is the perfect setting for a ghost story).We’ve all seen haunted-house tales that start like this, and Surveyor is so short that it doesn’t spend much time fleshing out its story.What makes this film so enjoyable is its commitment to atmosphere—no small feat for a very brief story that takes place during the day—with eerie sounds and images that flicker through the frame, teetering on the subliminal.
Porsche has shown off the sweet racing cars that it will field at the Le Mans 24 hours race.The two cars are 911 RSR racers and one wears iconic Rothmans livery and the other a pink livered dubbed “Pink Pig.” Both are throwbacks to classic liveries that have been seen on the racing rack before.The Pink Pig livery was first used on the 917/20 in 1971.The blue Rothmans car isn’t from a specific racing car apparently but is meant to be reminiscent of the racing cars of that era.The 91 racing car wearing Rothmans colors will be driven by Gianmaria Bruni (Italy), Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France).Rothmans is a tobacco manufacturer from England if you are wondering.
Facebook has confirmed it currently holds data sharing partnerships with Chinese device makers, as its second data privacy scandal worsens.It was revealed earlier this week that Facebook has reached data-sharing deals with at least 60 mobile device manufacturers over the last decade, including Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung, which gave firms access to some users’ data - without obtaining explicit consent - to enable developers to build on “the “Facebook experience”.New information brought to light late last night demonstrates that these deals included relationships with Chinese firms like Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL, despite longstanding national security concerns from the US government over ties between companies like Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party.Facebook denied allegations on Monday that any of these deals conflicted with its founder Mark Zuckerberg’s earlier testimony to US Congress, nor did they represent a new data breach.Facebook has been blocked in China since 2009, but the company has attempted to find other ways to access the market via separate apps without using its own branding.Read more: Facebook denies new data privacy allegations from decade-old device APIs
Even games about hipster-coiffed bloodsuckers like Doctor Jonathan Reid, the newly undead surgeon star of Dontnod’s follow up to Life is Strange, come burdened with an expectation of fun.This game is ugly and hopeless even in its best moments, a series of dirty alleyways, docks, and gaslit halls where you make dirty decisions and fight mostly faceless monsters (the enemies whose faces haven’t rotted off in the process of becoming lesser vampires are largely interchangeable, hyper-aggressive human thugs).Just because something isn’t fun, though, doesn’t mean it isn’t pleasurable or good.By the end of those games, you’re either a superpowered angel or an unstoppable devil.High vampires called Ekons, a vampire cabal called Ascalon, the vampire hunting order called the Knights of Priwen, the vampire-researching Brotherhood of Saint Paul.Dr. Reid is not just unlike most adventuring RPG heroes but also most tragic or vicious vampire story leads because he’s famous from the outset.
Last year’s installment of Tech in Asia Tokyo saw an incredible lineup of local tech leaders who shared their experiences and insights.Those present included the CEOs of two of Japan’s top 10 funded companies freee and Raksul, who shared about how business traditions in Japan are creating opportunities for startups.Also present were international stars including Anne Marie Droste (Director of Entrepreneur First), Paul Kittiwongsunthorn (Co-founder & COO, TenX) and Allison Baum (Co-founder & Managing Partner, Fresco Capital).Aside from kickass content, we hosted 1,548 techies over 30 countries, heard 376 startup pitches, and had 138 startups exhibiting across two days.In less than four months, on September 20 & 21, we will be hosting our fifth edition of Tech in Asia Tokyo.Look forward to conference staples such as the Startup-Investor Speed Dating and Arena Pitch Battle.
Over the past few weeks, multiple media outlets have written about Kathy Bero, a 54-year-old woman who claims her breast cancer 12 years ago was ultimately defeated through a special diet and diligent use of reiki, an alternative medicine that purports to treat disease via healing energy channelled through a person’s hands.Her recovery was so miraculous, these articles have credulously reported, that Harvard scientists are gearing up to study how Bero’s diet saved her from cancer.But that’s not what’s actually going on.Bero says she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and that despite the standard treatment of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, the cancer was persistent.According to Bero, the new diet, coupled with her using reiki, meditation, and guided visualisation, successfully cured her cancer when nothing else could.“It’s about eating specific foods that fight disease.”
HMD has released an update for the Nokia 8, adding a Pro Camera mode to the handset’s camera software.This mode, as its name suggests, enables users with more advanced photography knowledge to better control the individual elements of the camera.Users are given manual control over focus, white balance, ISO, shutter speed, and more.Automatic camera modes are great for most users and in most situations, but they’re not perfect.Despite the improvements made over the years, automatic mode still at times offers less than ideal settings that result in excessive highlights, blurs, or similar.Photographers who know what each setting does have an advantage in these situations.