Specialist media publisher Future has reported a ‘strong’ set of results for the sic month period to 31 March after a 25% increase in group revenue to £51.1m.This arrived on the back of 62% growth within its media division revenues which jumped 62% to hit £26.2m, which when broken down revealed revenues of £7.6m from organic ecommerce (+76%); £11.3m from digital display revenues (+33%) and an impressive 142% increase from events revenue fuelled by its acquisition of Home Interest.Magazine revenues meanwhile reached £24.9m, a modest 0.1% increase from the year before with the Home Interest acquisition again helping to offset continued print decline.Future chief executive Zillah Byng-Thorne, said: “Underlying growth has been notably strong in media revenues and in the US, which represents a significant opportunity for the Group.We have also maintained our relentless focus on delivering sustainable growth in EBITDA, through the generation of profitable and diversified revenue streams.“The two acquisitions we have made this year exemplify our strategy of growing organically and through acquisition, delivering global expansion and revenue diversification.
In case you missed last night's game of HQ Trivia, the famed quiz app is making a big change starting today.No it's not a bunch of features you'll (probably) never use, instead it's upping each game's grand prize from £550 all the way up to £1,000.We are officially increasing the prize money to £1,000 starting TOMORROW!— HQ Trivia UK (@hqtriviauk) May 15, 2018That's a good thing, provided of course you're able to get through all 12 questions in one piece.I've never managed it, the closest I've ever come is question 10, because I will always fall down on music or sports questions, because I have no interest in either of those things.
A crowdfunding campaign for the long-awaited Shenmue III was announced nearly three years ago at E3 2015, and since then, we’ve seen numerous developer updates and release date shifts.It appeared that the game would finally make it into the wild in 2018, but publisher Deep Silver has decided to push it into next year.“The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves, and release the product in the best possible timeframe,” Deep Silver said in a post on its website.Director Yu Suzuki released his own statement on the game’s Kickstarter page, as well, expressing his apologies to those who backed the game.“After much discussion with our partners, Deep Silver, we have concluded that extending the release will allow us to deliver Shenmue III at its best,” Suzuki said.“We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III.”
Adobe Systems' XD, a relatively new tool for designing the look and structure of apps and websites, no longer has a price tag -- with one caveat.For years, designers used other Adobe software, most notably Photoshop, to mock up websites and apps.But in many ways, Photoshop isn't great for the job.So Adobe Systems released XD -- short for experience design -- in 2016 to help graphic designers control how tapping an app button or clicking a website link will lead people through a digital realm."XD could be as big if not bigger than Photoshop someday," said Scott Belsky, Adobe's chief product officer and leader of its Creative Cloud software.The decision, announced Tuesday, to make XD free shows a new emphasis on growth at Adobe, a company that's profited mightily from its shift to pay-by-the-month subscription software.
Tesla is preparing to set foot on Chinese soil as the country begins lifting a cap on foreign ownership of domestic auto ventures.Last week the automaker registered a new electric car firm in Shanghai, China, according to a filing with the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System.It was first noticed by Reuters.Called Tesla (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the firm will focus on electric cars, spare parts and batteries, as well as the development of photovoltaic products.The move follows an earlier report that Tesla would unveil the location of a new Chinese "Gigafactory" as early as next quarter.Earlier this month, Tesla chief Elon Musk thanked Beijing for scrapping limits on foreign ownership of local electric car firms.
The weakness could allow a hacker to expose plaintext versions of encrypted messages—a nightmare scenario for users who rely on encrypted email to protect their privacy, security, and safety.The weakness, dubbed eFail, emerges when an attacker who has already managed to intercept your encrypted emails manipulates how the message will process its HTML elements, like images and multimedia styling.When the recipient gets the altered message and their email client—like Outlook or Apple Mail—decrypts it, the email program will also load the external multimedia components through the maliciously altered channel, allowing the attacker to grab the plaintext of the message.PGP is a classic end-to-end encryption scheme that has been a go-to for secure consumer email since the late 1990s because of the free, open-source standard known as OpenPGP.But the whole point of doing the extra work to keep data encrypted from the time it leaves the sender to the time it displays for the receiver is to reduce the risk of access attacks—even if someone can tap into your encrypted messages, the data will still be unreadable.Sebastian Schinzel, one of the researchers on the project who runs the IT security lab at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, tweeted early Monday morning that, "There are currently no reliable fixes for the vulnerability.
The Royal Wedding it set to take place at the end of next week, and while many companies seem to be using the opportunity to flog you more stuff Legoland Windsor has taken the opportunity to unveil the latest addition to the Miniland section of the park: Windsor Castle, complete with the royal family in all their wedding-ready gear.In case you've never been to Legoland and don't already know, Miniland is the area of the park filled with miniature Lego versions of famous landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Billund, and more.The miniature Windsor Castle is obviously a natural fit for the park, seeing as how it's only a few miles away and the fact next Saturday will see the world descend on the landmark to watch two people get married.The new display is made up of 39,960 pieces of Lego, and took a team of 11 model makers over 592 hours to build.Included in the display is a crowd of royal-loving fans, members of the Queen's Guard, and 10cm-tall versions of the royal family.That includes Harry and Meghan (obviously), William, Kate, their two eldest children, Charles and Camilla, the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh.
From making calls to using things like banking and health care apps, today there is an app for just about everything.[ The essentials from InfoWorld: Get started with CI/CD: Automating your application delivery with CI/CD pipelines.Once considered a bottleneck holding up different activities throughout the devops process, continuous testing (CT) is becoming a staple of the SDLC.Automation is helping to drive these implementations but not all tests are automated.Let’s look at the top four challenges organizations must address and how you can tackle them to assure rapid release turnarounds that are glitch-free.This proved to be challenging as app developers often find it difficult to automate new tests within existing cycles.
It was billed as “The Fight of the Century” and “The Battle for Greatness.” Two of history’s most successful boxers – Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. – finally faced each other in the ring in Las Vegas, after years of hype.As it turned out, the May 2015 fight was largely seen as a disappointment – not least by the legions of Filipinos who saw their idol Pacquiao handed a defeat as a result of a judges’ decision.Pacquiao – who currently serves as a senator in the Philippine congress – has become increasingly active on the venture investment scene, backing several Southeast Asian fintech and transport startups in recent years and even plotting his own cryptocurrency.Not to be outdone by his erstwhile opponent, Mayweather’s brand and investment firm, The Money Team, has made its own Southeast Asia investment – in Manila-based ride-hailing app U-Hop.It may sound counterintuitive, given that Uber has just exited the Southeast Asian market, leaving a big gap for local firms to fill.With Uber out of the picture following Grab’s takeover of its regional business, a number of Philippine ride-hailing competitors are emerging to challenge the Singapore-based firm’s dominance in the archipelago.
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Credit-reporting agency Equifax has revealed new details this week about the personal data of customers exposed in last year’s data breach.In response to questions raised by members of US Congress, Equifax released several figures related to the stolen information, which had not previously been reported.In addition to the 700,000 UK customers affected and the 145.5 million Americans whose social security information was exposed by the breach, the company said, tens of thousands may have impacted after images of their driver’s licenses, passports, and other identifying papers were accessed.According to a report filed by Equifax on Monday, the hackers responsible accessed data collected through the firm’s online dispute portal, which provides customers a means to dispute inaccuracies in their Equifax credit files.The portal requires users in some instances to upload photocopies of identity papers and Social Security information.The breached dispute portal database, according to Equifax, contained as many as 38,000 driver’s licenses; 12,000 Social Security or taxpayer ID cards; 3,200 passports or passport cards; and 3,200 other government-issued identification documents, such as military IDs, state-issued IDs, and resident alien cards.
Two weeks ago, CNET revealed that Apple is working on a standalone wireless headset capable of both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), using Apple's very own chips -- so no need to plug into a traditional PC or phone.Well, it looks like Samsung may have a similar idea brewing in its labs: The Korea Times reports that Apple's rival has "a powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)," one that would also use Samsung's own processors and OLED screens.(Samsung has a near-monopoly on phone and headset-size OLED panels -- even Apple uses the screens in its premium iPhone X.)One key difference between Samsung and Apple's projects?Samsung isn't necessarily working on this headset all by itself.The Times says it's working with Microsoft, presumably to bring the headset to the company's Windows Mixed Reality platform, mentioned several times in the story.
To be the first to know, please click here.Below are some of the highlights:Microsoft announced it's open-sourcing Azure IoT Edge, its product suite that allows companies to run AI and Azure services without connecting to the cloud.The latest update allows any customer to use the service, helps them modify it with little hassle, and makes it easier to detect and weed out software bugs.The German Microsoft headquarters in Munich.Hannah Schwa rIn addition, Microsoft teamed up with semiconductor giant Qualcomm to release a custom AI-powered vision platform.
It’s the final countdown to the Arrested Development season 5 release date, and Netflix has a new trailer to get you ready for the latest round of Bluth family antics.The fifth season of Arrested Development lands on the streaming service on May 29, giving fans of the short-lived network television sitcom a fresh look into the lives of the dysfunctional Bluths.Not much has changed, it would seem, as tensions continue to run high in the trailer even as the Bluths begin campaigning for a 'family of the year' award.The years may have gone by, but the family and its members remain stuck in... well, read the show title.Michael Bluth, the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together, tries to break ties, but we already know how that works out.Check out the trailer for yourself below.
The total value of tokens on Zilliqa, a blockchain network founded by a Singapore-based company with the same name, has broken through the billion-dollar barrier, according to data from CoinMarketCap.Zilliqa is the second Singapore-based blockchain firm to achieve the feat.The fuel for the latest price surge appears to be news of its involvement in Inmediate, a project that seeks to build blockchain-based insurance products.Joining Zilliqa as the project’s launch partners are consultancy firm Deloitte and insurer FWD.Excitement may also be building for an upcoming announcement on May 23, when Zilliqa is scheduled to reveal more partners.However, Zilliqa’s team is stacked with technical talent – its chief executive and head of technology hold PhDs in computer science.
This isn't a card you want for shooting 4K video or even continuous-shooting photography, but Samsung's Pro endurance may be the one you want if you need to record or store data in temperatures up to 85 degrees Celsius (185 F).They're available now, with prices of $90 for 128GB, $45 for 64GB and $25 for 32GB.There's no word on international availability yet, but here's how those prices convert:The Samsung Pro Endurance microSD cards are built for 1,920x1,080 HD continuous recording from 17,520 to 43,800 hours -- resilience depends on capacity -- in temperatures from -25 to 85 degrees Celsius (-13 to 185 degrees F).Solid state media has upper limits on the number of times you can write to it, so endurance matters.That level of coldproofing isn't terribly unusual, but that level of heat tolerance is a bit more novel.
Almost three years ago Verisart appeared on the scene with an unusual idea.It was going to use the immutability of blockchain to create certification to the fine art market.To literally verify and artwork was what it claimed to be.While the idea seemed a good one, the execution was probably going to be difficult.But founder and CEO Robert Norton, who had made previous attempts to drag the slow-moving and traditional art market into the 21st Century, persisted and has now bagged three major deals, the first in the auction market.Verisart is now launching the “8Pass” developed in partnership with Paddle8, to bring blockchain certification and authentication services to the auction market.
The new JetBlue interior will feature wider seats, larger entertainment screens, and revamped mood lighting.On Wednesday, the New York-based boutique carrier unveiled the all-new cabin design for its workhorse Airbus jet in nearly 20 years."JetBlue’s A320 restyling is about making the best even better," JetBlue executive vice president of commercial and planning, Marty St. George said in a statement."JetBlue has built its innovative reputation on offering our customers the very best products and a level of service they won’t find on another U.S. airline and this update ensures we remain the go-to choice for flyers who expect nothing but the best."From now until the end of 2018, planes updated during phase one will feature Rockwell Collins Pinnacle seats and a LiveTV 4 in-flight entertainment system which are already on the airline's larger Airbus A321s.Planes updated during this period will get ultra-slim Rockwell Collins Meridian seats, Thales Avant in-flight entertainment systems, and ViaSat 2 broadband internet connectivity.
The majority of meals available at high street restaurants contain “close to 1,000 calories”, despite the fact Public Health England (PHE) recommends lunch and dinner contain no more than 600 calories.The new research from the Good Housekeeping Institute, looked at the menus of 16 popular high street restaurants, including Wagamama, Bella Italia, Bill’s, Nando’s and Zizzi.Of the 16 eateries tested, just one - JD Wetherspoon – provided calorie and other nutritional information on its in-branch menu.[READ MORE: This is what a 400 calorie breakfast and 600 calorie lunch look like]The PHE diet guidelines say members of the general public should be aiming to eat 400 calories for breakfast, and 600 for lunch and dinner, with their remaining recommended daily calorie intake (2,000 for women and 2,500 for men) made up from snacks.Despite this, if diners want to check the sugar, salt, fat and calorie content of food when eating out, in most cases they have to look up menus online.
The move stunned developers, some of which relied on it for their livelihoods.It's now being reinstated, but some developers still feel uneasy.The incident highlights how Facebook doesn't just need to placate its userbase — it needs to keep its developers happy too.The 33-year-old chief executive opened Facebook's annual developer conference F8 with a much-needed announcement: It has ended a moratorium on approving new apps on its platform, which was instituted in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The move comes alongside a bevy of new features and products for developers as the social network attempts to shift the conversation away from its scandals — from a dating service that will go up against Tinder, to tools for big businesses to use WhatsApp.The mood at the conference has been fairly upbeat, as Facebook pushes the line that it won't stop building new products while it fixes its old ones.