I'm an unapologetic Mazda MX-5 Miata fanboy.When I lived in Los Angeles, I owned one — a first-generation classic, with flip-up headlights — and I loved taking it out for jaunts up the Pacific Coast Highway and runs through the canyons.As Mazda developed the car through subsequent generations, I thought it lost much of its essential roadster character and became more of sports car.But that all changed with the latest version of the peppy two-seater, the fourth iteration, which was unveiled in 2014.We got a crack at the car over the winter, which wasn't ideal.But even after a snowstorm and on winter tires, the new Miata was still a blast: I put the top down and cranked up the heater and the seat-heaters.The car has lost 220 lbs.and now feels more like my old Miata.The new Miata returned to my driveway recently and I got to take it on a proper autumn outing, in what for me is real roadster weather: when it's crisp and slightly chilly and a driving cap and maybe even some driving gloves make sense.You already know that I adore the new MX-5.Here's a closer look at why, this time with more pictures: View As:
India might not be ready yet to completely transition to a cashless society, but in the wake of government s major demonetization push, much of the country is quickly learning to pay from their smartphones.In the light of the announcement, mobile wallet apps have been reporting astronomical growth in usage and downloads in India.The market leader, Paytm, has gone ahead to break a few noticeable milestones.It announced this week that more people are now using its online payment platform than all the plastic cards usage combined.SEE ALSO: India's futile attempt to go cashless is a reality check for our dream epayments futureLast Saturday, Paytm handled over 7 million transactions that amounted to more than Rs 1.2 billion $17.5 million .
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Young doesn t necessarily equal web savvy, at least according to a recent Stanford study.More than 80 percent of students were unable to tell an advertisement — labeled as sponsored content — from a news story.The study attempted to judge news literacy among students and examine how they might respond and evaluate to stories gathered from Facebook and Twitter feeds, photographs, reader comments on news sites, and blog posts.All told, researchers collected some 7,804 responses from students in 12 US states.Overall, young people s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.Our digital natives may be able to fit between Facebook and Twitter while simultaneously uploading a selfe to Instagram and texting a friend.
'That there London gets all the speeds'More than half the population does not believe it is has access to superfast broadband – despite the government promising that 95 per cent of the country will have 24Mbps next year.In a survey of just over 2,000 adults conducted by global research biz TNS on behalf of broadband pusher ViaSat, just 48 per cent believed they had access superfast broadband in their area.It is worth noting that maximum speeds are not the same as average ones.According to the Akamai State of the Internet Q4 2015 report, the UK ranked 17th in the world for fastest average speeds at 13.8Mbps.Nevertheless, respondents were clear that even 24Mbps was not enough.
The most common we ve seen are 2,560 x 1,080 panels, or more impressive 34-inch displays with 3,440 x 1,440 resolution.But is this extravagant display worth its $1,500 MSRP, or will smaller screens suffice?The white and stainless steel color scheme used on all high-end LG monitors is found here, and the sleek, curved stand is similar to its small siblings.The stand provides some ergonomic options, offering height and forward-back tilt adjustment.The only exception is that, without pivoting the whole setup, it s tough to plug anything into the back of the panel.You ll want it to feel premium, even if you rarely touch it.
Host Dave Chappelle during SNL's monologue on November 12, 2016.Video-streaming services continue to push and shove each other in a battle for the most original programming.While each has its fair share of original TV series and feature-length films, Netflix has run away with the crown for at least one sub-genre of content: stand-up comedy.As if the service doesn't already have enough stand-up specials, now Netflix is going all-in by inking a deal with Dave Chappelle.The deal, announced very simply via a Tweet on Monday, appears to include three stand-up comedy specials, as opposed to any sketch-based programming like Chappelle's popular Comedy Central series.According to a Variety report, two of those specials have already been taped and are sitting in Chappelle's vault: one from an April 2015 performance at Austin City Limits Live and the other from March 2016 at the Hollywood Palladium.
The app leads our latest Five to Try roundup, and you could use it to scan old books of photos, as PhotoScan removes glare and crops the result so the digital versions are ready to send and share.Elsewhere, the new Attenborough s Story of Life app serves up 1,000 dazzling wildlife videos that you can watch with your entire clan.It s kind of like magic, and the results can be very impressive.Some early PhotoScan users have complained about fuzzy, low-res images or loss of contrast, so it may take a couple of app updates for Google to work out all the kinks.Still, it's fun and fast and probably worth a shot.We ve seen the multiplayer online battle arena MOBA formula of games like League of Legends and Dota 2 adapted for mobile, most successfully in Vainglory, but Titan Brawl attempts to streamline the action much, much further.
The Quantix drone and tablet controller are on display at Drone World Expo in San Jose, California, on November 16, 2016.In the age of technology, businesses are all chasing efficiency.That's exactly what AeroVironment promises to deliver with its new Quantix drone.The technology, a combination of a drone and cloud-based analysis service, can be useful for farmers, says Steve Gitlin, vice president of corporate strategy at AeroVironment.In many cases, farmers rely on themselves or their people to walk the fields, and if they re managing large fields in excess of 100 acres or so, then it s very difficult to walk the entire field in any given unit of time.So they have to rely on their deep experience and sampling."
To better detect threats and sabotage of important societal functions.In Sweden, we are largely spared from attacks, threats and sabotage of critical functions.Still is the need for protection great for us to be able to be well prepared and aware of the consequences of that something goes wrong.Historically, the operators and users of sensors used one screen per sensor.in Order to monitor the complexity of the situation required, therefore, in the past a plethora of different monitors and sensors.The technology that David Lindgren and his colleagues at FOI, develops, consists of several key features such as the sensor system is based on.
Facebook on Friday announced that it will be winding down its Atlas ad server because the company believes advertisers are more interested in metrics and insights.No specific timeline for the closure has been revealed, but it s expected to take a few months to help existing customers transition away from the service.Things at Atlas weren t exactly perfect, as there were reports that suggested the ad service had failed to live up to its promise, frustrating marketers.It wasn t able to provide service to mobile devices or even power video ads, resulting in brands having to deploy multiple advertising technologies which adds friction and compounds costs.However, according to the program s lead Erik Johnson, a top request we hear from advertisers when it comes to measurement is more — more capabilities, more features and more actionable insights.Facebook has opted to put a more positive spin on this, saying shutting down is the right thing to do … but is it?
The pizza-maker plans to integrate drone delivery system with its current delivery fleet for faster deliveries.Domino s has achieved a major milestone by delivering its pizza via drone in the town of Whangaparaoa, New Zealand.This is a pilot project and customers can only participate in this programme if they live within a 1.5km radius of the Whangaparaoa store.As part of the pilot service, the drone delivery testing is currently only available to select customers with plans to launch pizza-by-drone deliveries at an increasing scale in the near future.The drones have been custom-made by Flirtey, a start-up with which Domino s entered into a partnership back in August this year.Flirtey designed the drones with carbon fibre, aluminium and 3D printed components.
While it s unlikely to be the key strategic move that secures Twitter millions of new, much-needed followers, the app s developers clearly see the humble QR code as a necessary addition in its ongoing quest to build the perfect social media service.That s right, folks, Twitter is getting its own Snapchat-like QR codes – complete with a profile pic in the center – to help you promote your own account and make it even easier to start following other users.Twitter s Brittany Forks announced the new feature on Wednesday:hella pumped to announce the launch of QR codes on twitter!they work like snap codes!!find yours: profile gear QR code pic.twitter.com/lvAr97bHj6
Some cartoon people are about to be used to give students an easy grounding in the art of philosophy, with a course titled "D oh!The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy" ready to launch this January.The University of Glasgow is offering the course alongside others that examine Nietzsche and Bertrand Russell, saying: "Aristotle, Kant, Marx, Camus, and many other great thinkers ideas are represented in what is arguably the purest of philosophical forms: the comic cartoon.This day-school will explore some of philosophy s most inspiring ideas as presented in Matt Groening s monument to the absurdities of human existence."And it only costs £30 and lasts just a day, so is in keeping with Homer's modern form of lethargy and get-smart-quick schemes.Philosophy tutor John Donaldson is organising the course, and explained: "Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons, was a student of philosophy, and that comes through in each episode.
Reuters – Google delivered a vote of confidence in London s future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote on Tuesday by announcing plans for a new building in the King s Cross area of the city that will house thousands of extra engineers.Google s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said computer science had a great future in Britain, citing the talent pool, educational institutions, and passion for innovation present in the country.That s why we are investing in London in both engineering talent and infrastructure, he said.The 10-storey building, Google s first wholly owned and designed outside the United States, will increase its presence in King s Cross to more than 1 million square feet, enough for more than 7,000 employees in total, the company said.Google has 5,700 employees and contractors in the UK, including about 2,000 engineers housed in the recently opened building in King s Cross where Pichai announced the expansion.Pichai, who became CEO in October 2015 when parent company Alphabet was created, said he was optimistic about Britain s future, despite the uncertainty caused by June s vote to leave the European Union.Historically, the UK has been an open and connected economy, and like a lot of businesses we are proud of and rely on the fact that we recruit the best talent from around world, he said.We are optimistic that this situation will continue.We understand there is uncertainty and even concerns about topics like Brexit and the pace of technological change in our times, but we know for certain that web and digital technology will be an engine of growth for the UK for years to come.British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said the investment showed leading firms were still choosing to invest in Britain, while the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said inflows remain robust post-Brexit.
I am constantly searching LinkedIn for groups to engage with.But have found a better response when contacting the individuals directly.Or reaching out to there company.Is there any sore of data / email scraping tool out there that would allow me automate this process?pull any existing email from a users account?
However, fake news will still appear in Google s search results.Alphabet s Google and Facebook have announced measures to stop fake news from spreading on the internet.The companies aim to check publishers from circulating fake news by restricting access to their advertising services.The search engine giant said that it is working on a policy to avoid websites from using its AdSense advertising network, Reuters reported.On the other hand, Facebook announced an update to its advertising policies, saying that its ban on deceptive and misleading content also applies to fake news.A change in policy comes in the wake of criticism faced by the companies for allowing the spread of false information during the US presidential elections.
We re celebrating Digital Trends 10th birthday with DT10, an ongoing series that examines how tech has changed every aspect of our lives, from food to film to dating, over the past 10 years – and what s to come in the next 10.George Orwell s vision of mass surveillance in Nineteen Eighty-Four seemed like science fiction when it was published in 1949, and even when 1984 rolled around.Today, many of its far-fetched concepts seem eerily close to reality.Since the turn of the century, cameras have rolled out everywhere, and now there s hope that big data analytics will bring new crime prevention strategies through predictive policing. The results show that in terms of violence and aggression, there s actually no effect on crime or criminal behavior, Dr. Barak Ariel, lecturer and analyst in Experimental Criminology at Cambridge University told Digital Trends.Cameras in parking lots with limited access can help to reduce auto theft.
Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat.We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in the bots community, and a good number of posts from a wide variety of other outlets.You can subscribe to our BotBeat newsletter to receive this information in your inbox every Thursday.Here s this week s newsletter:While there are more than 34,000 chatbots on Facebook Messenger, finding one you want to try can be a vexing experience.But this week, the social networking giant took one small step towards connecting users with the bots they seek by allowing developers to begin advertising them in the Facebook news feed.Of course, Facebook s motives are self-interested.It also followed measures this summer that allowed chatbots to send subscription-based messages, as well as promotional messaging, to their users.On balance, then, while it s hardly a giant leap towards a Bot Store, the ability of developers to promote their bots will help users find and access them.As always, please send news tips to email@example.com and guest post submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please enjoy this video of Facebook Messenger s David Marcus in Bots: What are they good for?
German physicists have succeeded in getting nanowires in a tiny transistor which assemble by themselves by combining genetic material with chunks of modified DNA - an important step towards organic computer chipsTo continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Scientists have managed to develop transistors out of gold nanowires that assemble by themselves using DNA – a breakthrough that is another step towards one day building cheap and fast organic computer chips.Although transistors have shrunk down to a 14 nanometre fabrication process, manufacturers want to get this even smaller.This is difficult because researchers keep hitting physical limits that they can't beat.