Russia has likened the British government to the “hapless” police inspector in the Sherlock Holmes books as it made an extraordinary denial of involvement in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK.Britain’s deputy UN ambassador, Jonathan Allen, told the meeting the government is asking the international chemical weapons watchdog to independently verify its analysis that a military-grade nerve agent from the former Soviet Union was used to poison the pair.But I do think that we could all stand to benefit from having Sherlock Holmes with us today.”Nebenzia added the inspector today is the “high level members of the UK government” who have made “unsupported accusations, which have far-reaching consequences”.— Jess Phillips (@jessphillips) March 14, 2018The US ambassador to the world body, Haley, said: “Let me make one thing clear from the very beginning, the United States stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain.
ZTE has just outed a teaser revealing a new smartphone is launching on March 22.The handset named Nubia V18 is teased to be a dull-screen design phone with a 6.0-inch screen.Considering that Nubia just launched the N3 last week with a 6.0-inch screen, it seems the Nubia V18 will differ mostly in specs and design.Currently, we’re being bombarded with the Huawei P20 leaks which are all over the place.Hence, there is little we know about the ZTE Nubia V18.However, a ZTE device called ZTE V890 passed TENAA recently.
You can get Netflix in nearly 200 countries around the world, but getting it off the planet is a little more difficult.Inspired by "a well-known spacefaring industrialist" (that's got to be Elon Musk and his recent SpaceX rocket launches), Netflix employees figured out how to watch the streaming service's videos in "space."Netflix hosts a series of Hack Days that let employees knock off work to create fun experiments and test unusual projects within 24 hours.One of the Hack Day Winter 2018 teams sent Netflix high into the air on board a meteorological balloon.The helium-filled balloon got to an altitude of 115,000 feet (35,000 meters), which isn't exactly a trip to space, but is high enough to see the Earth's curvature and the darkness beyond.We'll allow some hyperbole because the project is so cool.
Whether you’re new to the game, a veteran returning from the wasteland, or a longtime overseer looking to get the most out of your vault dwellers, we’ve put together a few pointers to help you get off to a good start and build a thriving vault that will be the envy of scavengers and super mutants around your post-apocalyptic neighborhood.Diners and water treatment facilities use power even if no one is operating them, so building facilities you can’t utilize yet is a waste of precious power.Even if you do have the personnel, sometimes it is better to focus on training them to work more efficiently in the rooms you do have instead of building new ones.Your biggest and most powerful guns, such as alien blasters and the Fat Man, are best saved for those wanderers to stay safe out in the wasteland.Endurance and Strength boosting outfits are best saved for your wanderers to keep them safe out there.For lack of anything better, the formal wear’s Luck boost is useful for rushing any room.
A couple of days ago we heard that Fortnite was expanding its reach to mobiles with iOS and Android support, and planning to allow opt-in cross-play between mobile devices and consoles.Now we've got a bit more clarification on what that means – and there's good and bad news for gamers.First of all, Xbox One owners can get in on the action, up to a point.While Microsoft's console wasn't mentioned in the original announcement, an official Fortnite blog post confirms that Xbox One owners will be able to game against their friends on iOS (from next week) and Android (in the coming months).Less positive is the news that cross-play support between Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4 still isn't happening.That was confirmed in a tweet by Nick Chester, PR manager at Fortnite's publisher Epic Games.
On International Women’s Day, HP is inviting girls to reinvent their stories and reach for their dreams.‘Paro,’ a short film shot in Kolkata, India, follows a girl’s journey as she discovers her passion for storytelling.In addition to the film, HP is introducing a range of social impact programs, rooted in the company’s belief that technology can be a democratizing force in telling and sharing stories that matter.In ‘Paro’ a young girl experiences the triumph of sharing her story with others through an untraditional and unexpected path.We see her drawing and writing in a notebook at home and at school.International Women’s Day is a perfect reminder to always inspire action and stories are a perfect vehicle to touch hearts.”
With malware a constant threat across the internet – it's projected to cost the world six trillion dollars annually by 2021, according to Steve Morgan of the Cybersecurity Business Report – businesses need strong cybersecurity practices to keep networks and user’s devices secure from threats.It doesn't help that most users don't even install firmware upgrades for their router that contain the security patches that manufacturers put out.These include a worm dubbed The Moon, which infected Linksys routers back in 2014, and which was stopped by the manufacturer issuing a firmware patch.WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is another known vulnerability for all routers, with users advised to disable the feature in the router’s settings.Just as getting your flu shot annually doesn’t protect you from many other viruses, including the common cold, so just running a single antivirus software program is not enough to protect you from the myriad malware threats out there.Most antivirus programs do a decent job of protecting against computer viruses, but can be hit and miss when it comes to the multiple other types of malware, including adware, Trojans, spyware, browser hijackers, worms, rootkits, backdoors, keyloggers and ransomware.
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect made its debut in passenger van form at this year's Chicago Auto Show, and while it wasn't Earth-shatteringly different from its predecessor, we liked it.Now, Ford is bringing out the Cargo Van at the Association for the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, and it looks equally as impressive.When the Transit Connect made its US debut in 2009, it was a funny-looking little car-van-thing that for many business owners provided a real alternative to full-size Econolines, Expresses, Ram Vans and even Sprinters.It was small, maneuverable, fuel efficient and relatively cheap.It quickly became a common sight on city streets and has remained one, since 97 percent of the Transit Connects sold are still on the road.Introduced at NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry's trade show, the 2019 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van gets an updated face along with a new engine option in the form of a 1.5-liter diesel which should help reduce operating costs over gasoline models for small business owners.
We recently heard about Instagram introducing voice and video calling on the platform, and today, a new report from TechCrunch suggests that the company could be testing a new portrait mode for the camera.As per the report, a “portrait shutter icon” was found buried inside the Instagram Android app.The new feature could possibly allow users to click bokeh shots, or pictures with blurred background or lighting effects as seen on latest iPhones.Although, Instagram has not given any statement regarding the new feature.The company did not comment on the discovery of the portrait mode and declined a comment to TechCrunch.Starting with the iPhone 7 Plus, a lot of smartphone followed the portrait shooting mode to click DSLR like photos in the native camera app.
Fresh ideas and new talent drives the industry to push boundaries and create work that sticks in minds for years to come.All the 'Votes for Women' typography on the stamps is courtesy of the women themselves, lifted straight from posters/demonstration flyers/newspapers/adverts produced by the suffrage movement campaigners.One that sticks in my mind is the Christmas Fairy bottle by Jack Parker & Dominic Parsons.Garrick Hamm, creative partner, Williams Murray HammWhile there are two standard gender symbols (man and woman), the world and its people have changed.Its logo and packaging, designed by Ned Image and Laura Hiscock, uses the traditional gender symbols, but twists them into something that applies to everyone; men, women, and genderqueer.
HP announced a new line of laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops resistant to intense cleaning materials for people who work in hospitals and doctors’ offices.There’s HP’s EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition All-in-One desktop, there’s the 27-inch HP Healthcare Edition Clinical Review Display, and there’s the EliteBook 840 Healthcare Edition notebook.The laptop lets you disable the keyboard and touchscreen while cleaning, so that nothing is accidentally inputted.All three products are built to withstand deterioration from being cleaned with germicidal wipes, which may help reduce the spread of health care-related infections.HP has included a few other features specifically meant to help hospital workers.The Notebook’s touchpad recognizes touch from people wearing surgical gloves.
In an attempt to predict startup success from their inception, I and four of my colleagues at NYU developed an AI-powered engine and conducted a digital footprint analysis of more than 6,000 founders using data points such as educational background, employment history, entrepreneurial experience, and personality traits.Based on that training data, our algorithm then predicts how likely a brand new startup is to succeed and gives it a score.With some 80 cryptocurrency ICOs scheduled to launch this month, we turned our algorithm on the various contenders to find the most promising ones.(Note: This ranking is not intended to be used as investment advice.)It supports both traditional and cryptocurrency assets, provides robo-advisory, and optimizes portfolios.ICO Date: 19 March 2018 – unknown
The SIKURPhone is the follow-up to 2015’s ultra-secure GranitePhone.With its built-in cryptocurrency app and focus on security, the SIKURPhone has a small niche audience, but still could do well.Now we have a successor to the GranitePhone called the SIKURPhone (ugh).While the name certainly got a lot worse, three things are much better about this follow-up to the GranitePhone: the specs, the software features, and the price.But you weren’t paying for the hardware, you were paying for the security; the GranitePhone encrypted every email, contact, and message on the device, giving you ultimate peace of mind.As such, it certainly never became a popular device.
Following a pitch Sony Pictures UK has re-appointed Spinnaker as the retained agency handling the digital marketing for its UK theatrical releases.The 2018 Sony slate includes Peter Rabbit, Hotel Transylvania 3, The Equalizer 2 and Venom.Spinnaker will be responsible for strategy and creative across display advertising and social channels including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.Josh Heaton-Armstrong, head of digital at Sony Pictures Releasing (UK) said: “Continuing our working relationship with Spinnaker is a positive move.With an ever-growing requirement to disrupt in a crowded digital space, Spinnaker offer innovation and an ability to cut through with targeted creative conversation."Robert Goldsmith, managing partner at Spinnaker added: “The film digital marketing space requires a forward-thinking approach.
Three older expansions — Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan — will rotate out of Hearthstone’s most popular Standard mode and into the Wild format, where all cards are eligible.“The period post-rotation is always kind of the most fun time for the meta, I think,” Hearthstone boss Ben Brode noted Monday in a press briefing on the Year of the Raven.The rotation kicks old deck archetypes out, which helps make room for new strategies and card lineups.Aside from the rotation, Blizzard said it’s also moving cards from Hearthstone’s evergreen sets, Classic and Basic, into Wild by putting them into the Hall of Fame category.This year, Mage’s Ice Block and the Neutral card Coldlight Oracle are going to the Hall of Fame.Molten Giant, which is going to have a previous balance change (aka nerf, when you take a strong card and make it weaker) reverted, is also going to go into the Hall of Fame.
A new Galaxy S9 starts at $720 while the Galaxy S9 Plus starts at $840.T-Mobile matches Samsung's price, but for a limited time.Best Buy is also letting customers combine that $100 discount with a trade-in discount of up to $350 for $450 off.$100 off with carrier plan, can be combined with trade-in value for up to $450 off$150 prepaid MasterCard for porting a new lineAt least $200 or more
From our last week maiden poll, it is clear that despite the customizations and sleek touches to MIUI OS, most people still prefer Stock Android.Out of over 400 votes, 54% voted for Stock Android, 29% for MIUI and 16% simply needs a working and clean operating system.In the smartphone industry, there has been a lot of innovations when it comes to the display size of smartphones.A couple of years ago, we had 3.5-inch displays but such small devices have since been obsolete.Now, there is the advent of smartphones with screen sizes ranging from 5.0-inch to above 6-inch.There are a couple of things that users normally consider when choosing a particular screen size
Apple’s wireless charging pad AirPower will likely ship in March, according to a new report from the generally reliable Japanese blog MacOtakara.While Apple pre-announced the multi-device Qi charging accessory last September with an ambiguous 2018 release date, the blog suggests that its development cycle may have been prolonged due to special challenges in charging the Apple Watch Series 3.AirPower is designed to simultaneously refuel 2017 or newer iPhones and Apple Watches, as well as 2016 AirPods when the devices are placed inside an upcoming wireless charging case.Although the concept seems simple — place up to three devices wherever you want on the white pill-shaped surface — the engineering was apparently difficult.For one thing, iPhones demand more power than AirPods and Apple Watches, and any of the devices might be placed anywhere on the pad.MacOtakara suggests that extra engineering was needed to enable Apple Watch Series 3 charging using the Qi-based AirPower.
But there are ‘real’ solid handsets that can save your life.One of such handsets was the Cat S60.Today, its manufacturer, Bullitt Group officially announced they are going to unveil the successor to this model named the Cat S61 at MWC 2018.One of the selling points of the Cat S61 is the improved FLIR thermal camera.This abbreviator stands for forward looking infrared and similar cameras are typically used on military and civilian aircraft to sense an infrared radiation.The upgraded FLIR sensor can now read temperatures up to 400 C and also supports live-streaming.
Outdoor activities are quite popular with people who aren't like me.Water, rocks, and the cold weather are all things that can destroy your phone, and it's just not worth risking it with an expensive device.That means people who spend at least one day outside every month, and they need phones that won't crack when a moth flutters past.The Land Rover Explore tackles the challenge on two fronts: hardware and software.On the hardware side of things you have a phone that's been drop-tested from a height of 1.8 metres onto a steel plate, IP68 dust and water proofing (up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water), salt water resistance, Gorilla Glass 5, a built-in screen protector, optimisation for extreme temperatures, and a touchscreen that still responds if it's wet or when you're wearing gloves.It also has an all-metal body, and magnetic locks that let you slap extra hardware packs onto the back of the phone.