Xiaomi took their own time in getting the Mi 5 out in the market, a bit like OPPO are doing with the successor to the Find 7.That said, Xiaomi do seem in the mood to launch the successor to the Mi 5 pretty soon.According to reports coming in from Xiaomi s home country, the Mi 6 is planned for a mid-March launch.Previous reports have also suggested that the Mi 6 would be shown off at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona next month.As you will have read on GizChina before, the Mi 6 is expected to feature a few different spec sets typical of Xiaomi, usually — three, to be precise.You can learn more about the variants and the expected specifications here.The Mi 5 didn t really turn out to be the stupendous success that Xiaomi would ve hoped for, which is why word is that the Mi 6 is going to be a very crucial device for Xiaomi if the brand has any expectations from its high-end phones.In related news, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 4 in India.
Tesla s Model S P100D can already match the still unreleased Faraday Future FF91 s top 0 to 60 mph time, and that s using a stock car with software available to any driver right now.The Ludicrous software Easter Egg update pushed out by the automaker late last year has resulted in a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.389 seconds, a hair faster than Tesla s own claims about its current fastest time for the standard acceleration measurement distance.The P100D used in the tests was not modified in any way, either on the software or the hardware side, according to Tesla Racing Channel, which posed the run to its YouTube channel.Electrek notes that this means a current, street legal production Tesla car can already beat Faraday s own claims of a 2.3-second time for its FF91, which is a time achieved also with a modified interior designed to cut some weight and make the concept car a bit faster than the eventual shipping version.Tesla hasn t really made any direct responses to Faraday Future, which called out its electric rival on stage and even went so far as to bring out both a Model S and a Model X for a time trial at its splash Las Vegas reveal of the car.But Musk noted that he thinks a 2.3-second time is theoretically possible for a stock Model S with the Ludicrous update, based on Motor Trend s testing standards, and this demonstration from a third party certainly makes that seem well within reach.
If anything about gets a player to check out early, it will be its length.Like most games, it takes dozens of hours just to get through the main story, most of which is composed of dialogue and cutscenes.I m talking about hours upon hours of seemingly endless character chatter.In fact, if you do play through the central story, you ll probably wind up more than playing it.The vast reams of dialogue are only occasionally broken up by close combat scenarios, running from A to B, and, uh, karaoke mini-games.
Chinese co-working office space URWork is moving a step further to catch up with its U.S. peer WeWork, at least in valuation.The company announced today the completion of 400 million RMB 58 million USD series B at a valuation of 7 billion RMB 1.02 billion USD , our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting.The valuation may still not comparable to WeWork s whopping 16 billion USD mark, but it already boosts the company to China s first co-working unicorn.Investors of the round include Tianhong Asset Management, a fund management affiliate of Alibaba s Ant Financial, Junfa Group, Shanghai Chuanghehui, an alumni of renowned business schools, Tianming Shuangchuang Technology and Dahong Group, adding to a top-notch current investor roster that includes reputable VCs like Sequoia Capital China, ZhenFund, and Sinovation Ventures.As of present, the co-working company has raised six rounds of funding with total venture fundraising of over RMB1.2 billion US$175 million .URWork was founded in April 2015 by Mao Daqing, former vice president of Chinese real estate conglomerate Vanke Co., Ltd.In addition to providing the physical spaces, the shared-office-space startup is actively constructing an ecosystem that involves all kinds of supporting services, such as, financial assistant platform, human resources services, startup acceleration program, and space design.Operating in twelve Chinese cities serving 15,000 users, the firm is poised to accelerate its oversea expansion that started in second half of 2016 in Singapore, London, New York, and Taiwan.The new funding is earmarked for opening more spaces domestically and overseas, facilitating business cooperation among member companies, improving and standardizing supporting services, and adopting mobile and smart hardware devices in the spaces, according to a company statement.Thanks to a series factors like the rise of the millennial workforce and government support, China is recording a boom of co-working spaces in the recent years.Capital flows in the sector to capitalize on the market boom.Upcoming co-working startup nakedHub received new funding at the end of last year for overseas expansion.While Chinese co-working startups are busy with globalization plans, their foreign counterparts are targeting China.WeWork launched its first space in Shanghai last year after sealing a 430 million USD pay packet to fuel their Asia expansion.
Chinese search giant Baidu is looking to further entrench itself in the world of augmented reality, announcing today that it is establishing an AR lab to research and build experiences that more tightly integrate the digital experiences we have on our devices with the world around us.The institution is the fourth such lab to be established under the Baidu Research division, joining the company s Big Data Lab, Silicon Valley Lab and the Institute of Deep Learning, which the AR Lab is spinning out from.In September, the company unveiled a $200 million venture fund focused on making investments in companies focusing on artificial intelligence and augmented reality.The company launched its AR platform DuSee in August allowing users to view AR animations overlaid on real world environments.Since the platform was launched, Baidu has worked with companies like L Oreal China, Lancôme and Mercedes Benz to create customized AR experiences inside the search company s central app.Baidu is already shipping AR experiences inside Mobile Baidu, Baidu Maps and its local services app, Baidu Nuomi.
The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday.Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer first-person shooter Rigs: Mechanized Combat League, was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game s launch last October.Needless to say, shutting the doors to the studio behind one of the biggest titles on the new hardware comes as a big surprise.In our 2016 VR Game of the Year Awards, we named Rigs our PS VR Game of the Year.Initially it had been assumed that Cambridge was about to embark upon a lengthy DLC roll out plan for the game, which would have kicked off with December s Winter Update, but it looks like that may not be the case any longer.DLC might not be dead entirely Sony didn t respond to our questions about if it could continue , but it won t be Cambridge making it.Studio closures are an unfortunate part of the games industry, but this is the first time we ve seen a developer behind a high-profile VR game shut down.That makes this news all the sadder; Cambridge was one of the pioneers of a new industry and it s closing its doors far too early as far as we re concerned, even considering its 19-year history.But the U.K. studio did take some important steps for the early days of VR with its lone HMD release, and it s only right that we don t forget them.I was one of the first people to play Rigs following its reveal at E3 2015.
Andy Rubin, the man who created the Android operating system, is planning his next big thing with a new startup called Essential, according to a person familiar with the matter.Bloomberg first reported the news.Essential will focus on high-end hardware and attempt to differentiate itself from budget-friendly Android products that
Google today is announcing the launch of a new app called Toontastic 3D for both Android and iOS.The app amounts to a considerable expansion of the Toontastic iOS app kids could use to make cartoon-style video content.The launch comes almost two years after Launchpad Toys, the startup behind Toontastic, announced that it had been acquired by Google to create even more amazing creativity tools for kids.Sure enough, that s happened.Toontastic is now cross-platform, and it also allows its users to work in 3D rather than just 2D.This comes after Microsoft introduced the Paint 3D app, which people of all ages can use.With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate, and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, and anything else they might dream up, Google said in a blog post.All they need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story.
I'm not an expert on this, so will look forward to seeing some other answers.But, at the outset, I don't think think that there is a clear divide between B2B and B2C.I think that, on a case-by-case basis, B2B and B2C companies may have different needs.As such, different MA platforms aim to meet the needs of different kinds of businesses.Sometimes their features more directly align with B2B companies and other times, B2C.B2C companies may have recurring product purchases e.g., you buy often, over time versus a B2B company that may have a subscription model or a one-time product purchase.
In November 2016, the Las Vegas Strip got a brand new Taco Bell Cantina — the latest, and arguably greatest, in the fast food chain's new line of upscale restaurants, as it wages war on Chipotle."This flagship restaurant is our ultimate expression of the Taco Bell brand, and lifestyle," Taco Bell CMO Marisa Thalberg said in a press release at the time.Located right on the world-famous Las Vegas strip, this restaurant goes a little bit above and beyond your average Taco Bell.Not only is it super-swanky inside, it also serves alcohol including slushies made from its famous Mountain Dew Baja Blast soda, with an optional shot of liquor .Better yet, it's open 24 hours.We knew we had to swing by while we were around Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, especially after a cab driver told us that it was the hottest ticket in town.Here's what it was like: View As:
University students in Korea pose after being selected as this year's LG Electronics' Assistive Technology Education & Competition programme participants, at the firm's headquarters in Seoul, Tuesday.LG Electronics said Tuesday that it will help students in Korea and the United Arab Emirates UAE develop a mobile application for disabled people.The Seoul-based company has recently selected a group of 10 university students in Korea, offering them education courses ― such as computer coding and cultural differences between the two countries.Following the month-long pre-education programme, the company will send them to the UAE next month.They will then team up with local university students there to jointly develop the application for the handicapped.The application will be available for downloading around July.
Proud technophobes and self-confessed Luddites: if you care about protecting your communications, your time has come.In 2015, it was revealed in the course of court proceedings that UK intelligence agencies had been unlawfully monitoring conversations between lawyers and their clients in cases against the state.According to the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office, police spied on more than 100 journalists and almost 250 sources between 2011 and 2014.Security services claim their powers from laws scattered around various antiquated statutes.Passed by MPs in March 2016, the Bill received Royal Assent after being passed by the House of Lords in November 2016, putting their activities on a statutory footing.The IP Bill makes bulk interception - tapping and storage of phone calls, emails and other communications - explicitly legal.
Here s how TVs were in 2016: LG s OLEDs were the best you could buy at any price, Samsung s Quantum Dot sets were the best you could buy without remortgaging your house.Panasonic and Sony have joined LG on the OLED bandwagon, leaving Samsung as the only one of the big four TV companies to have not yet embraced what many people believe to be the ultimate in telly tech.Instead, it's making a huge song and dance about its own panel technology, which it's cheekily and that's putting it mildly calling "QLED".We ve seen Samsung s new TVs in the flesh and have at least some of the answers.These particles are tiny, between 2 and 10 nanometers in diameter, and are ridiculously efficient at producing saturated blues and reds.Samsung says that with Quantum Dot technology it can produce brighter sets with greater colour accuracy, and that s becoming a really important factor in TV Land thanks to the rise of HDR High Dynamic Range , which relies heavily on increased contrast, brightness and colour vibrancy to deliver its eye-popping pictures.
Kaby Lake motherboards are much like Kaby Lake processors: there's little of the way of actual performance improvements.Useful for storage fans, however, is the addition of four extra PCIe lanes to the top-end Z270 and Q270 chipsets, for a total of 24.With high performance storage having moved to the PCIe interface over SATA see the NVMe-based , PCIe lanes are quickly becoming scarce.Combined with the 16 PCIe lanes on the processor, a Kaby Lake system now sports a total of 40 PCIe lanes.For yet another year, high-end desktop CPU performance remains at a standstill.With low-power laptops and all-in-ones continuing to outsell desktops—and with high-end workloads like video editing, 3D animation, and machine learning increasingly being offloaded to GPUs—perhaps it was inevitable that Intel would stop caring so much about its high-end consumer CPUs.
People may have been more vocally upset by Apple s decision to kill the headphone jack, but of all the design missteps in the post-Steve Jobs era, the AirPods may be the biggest.This handy little sticker might help with one problem—the tiny $160 headphones are highly stealable.Specifically tailored to fit on the front of an AirPod case, this translucent sticker will convincingly disguise the Bluetooth headphones as an ordinary pack of floss.In the event that that tiny storage device gets left on the breakroom table, for example, a co-worker with sticky fingers would be more likely to overlook it.Still, the biggest problem with the AirPod design is keeping up with them.They aren t good for active situations like jogging, they re easy to drop in a toilet and if you misplace one of them, it ll cost $69 to replace.
Today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took questions from Twitter users about what they want the company to do better in 2017.Dorsey seemed receptive to one idea that Twitter s power users have been begging for: the ability to edit tweets.@howardlindzon not sure why you're quoting this tweet but yes, a form of edit is def needed.But for everyone, not just those w badges— jack @jack December 29, 2016With the rise of fake news, trust in things posted online is at an all-time low.
As if the neckband design popularized by the likes of LG weren t unique enough, the Korean manufacturer is seemingly pushing the envelope in what that neckband can do.At CES 2017 next week, LG will show off the new LG TONE Studio and the LG TONE Free.The former, unlike its kin, has no earbuds at all and is, instead, a speaker you practically wear around your neck.The TONE Free, on the other hand, has earbuds that aren t chained to the neckband at all.As far as headphones are concerned, the neckband design tries to combine the freedom of movement afforded by Bluetooth earbuds but with the quality and functionality of more rigid and traditional headsets.As far as design and function is concerned, the category hasn t seen much innovation.
Once again, Facebook is under fire for its role in the spread of fake news reports.This time, the social network helped publicise an incorrect news story claiming that Bangkok had been "rock ed " by an explosion, promoting the report using its Safety Check feature — a tool that allows users to publicly mark themselves safe in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.The tool, which has previously been used in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks and the Nepalese earthquake, was activated on December 27, and labelled "The Explosion in Bangkok, Thailand."At the top of the links section, it promoted a news article about an explosion, according to a screenshot captured by Channel NewsAsia journalist Saksith Saiysasombut.But Quartz reports that the explosion the article referred to actually happened in 2015, and the article has since been deleted.The "source" of the @Facebook Safety Check for Bangkok: A fake news site that scrapped stuff from elsewhere…!pic.twitter.com/i6Q2k8XBxP — Saksith Saiyasombut @SaksithCNA December 27, 2016Facebook did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment, but it has told other media outlets that Safety Check was not activated in response to the fake news story.Instead, it says, it was activated due to a protester who threw firecrackers at a government building: "Safety Check was activated today in Thailand following an explosion.
Every holiday season, there s THAT TOY that parents go crazy trying to find.They ll race to stores on the day they ve been told new stock is arriving.Or if they re tech savvy enough, they ll use online inventory trackers.Having the it-gift of the season is their dream come true—but if they re not able to meet high customer expectations, they stand to lose sales and get ripped on social media.Companies can t meet those demands if their supply chain isn t organized well and its specialists don t have the digital tools to turn data into satisfied customers.They ll also fail if they take a one-size-fits-all approach to their supply chain, says John Gattorna, author of the book Dynamic Supply Chains: How to Design, Build, and Manage People-Centric Value Networks.
Everyone has had those moments when you accidentally send an email with a mistake in it often an embarrassing mistake , or when you send the email to the wrong person.After you re done cringing at the memory, we have some good news for you.If you use Outlook to manage your emails, there s an easy way to recall those mistaken messages and replace them with something far more appropriate.It should be next to the Rules and Move Email options in your taskbar.Also note that certain administrator decisions may block this option, depending on your organization.This will bring up a new recall window that allows you to choose between simply deleting the unread copies of the message, or replacing the copy with a new message that contains proper information.