Parsing through Google Play's extensive library of Android apps is a Herculean task, so Google is saving you time by highlighting some of the very best to come out in the past year.The Android platform maker has announced its nominees for the 2017 Google Play Awards, giving apps across 12 different awards categories a chance their fair share of recognition.You can see each of the nominees and their respective categories here, with the winners receiving their dues on Thursday, May 18th during Google I/O 2017.To qualify, each app was not only considered exemplary of its individual category by Google staff, but also maintain a relatively high star rating and either launched or significantly updated since April 2016.This also explains how mainstays like Netflix and Hearthstone nabbed a nomination for 'Best TV Experience' and 'Best Multiplayer Game' respectively, despite both coming out well before last April.In addition to more straightforward categories, two newcomer-friendly awards include 'Standout Startup,' recognizing fast-growing companies like CastBox, Digit, and Discord, and 'Standout Indie,' showing off eye-catching indie titles like Reigns, Causality, and Mars: Mars.
As Spanish-language TV in the U.S. continues to move away from the sappy storylines of the telenovela, one network is banking on a combination of music, action and romance to grab viewers.Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s fast-growing Spanish-language network, will debut Guerra de Idolos (War of Idols) tonight.Think Empire, but in Spanish.The network has landed Ford and Subway as series sponsors to include promotions and bonus content apart from the linear TV show for the highly digitally engaged audience.“The series’ sponsors will play an instrumental role in telling the unique story of Guerra de Idolos through innovative multiplatform promotions,” said Laura Molen, evp of Lifestyle and Hispanic advertising sales for NBCUniversal.The series was announced at the network’s upfront presentation last May, which is when the search for sponsors that wanted to be part of something beyond a traditional 30-second spot began.
Trash never looks right on a beach.Rather than throwing it away, though, this man found a way to make it useful to others.When someone litters, often it ends up being washed away by the rain into the waterways and carried by the ocean, before landing on a beach.“I feel proud when I see Santa Maria’s clean beach,” Soares says in a video by Great Big Story.You shouldn’t just throw trash on the sand.”Rather than tossing this trash into a landfill, this construction worker from Cape Verde saw a way to solve two problems at one.
Identifying and being mindful of malicious apps like this is one is the first step toward stamping them out for good.An internet security company has published its findings on an Android app that contained spyware controlled via text messages.Researchers at Zscaler have determined an app suspiciously titled “System Update” gave attackers the ability to execute commands on a remote device and receive its location data.The app — which was just deleted on Google Play Store — had been available for the last three years, and was listed as having been downloaded anywhere from 1 million to 5 million times.The reviews all indicate users had been installing System Update believing, unsurprisingly, that it would update the version of Android on their device.Instead, when opened for the first time, the app would display the standard system error message — “Unfortunately, System Update has stopped” — and remove itself from the app drawer.
Eighteen major financial institutions are heating up the race in Hong Kong to find innovative start-ups that could disrupt their industry as the city hosts Asia-Pacific’s largest financial technology accelerator programme for the fourth consecutive year.Senior banking executives said on Wednesday that Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific provided an important platform for entrepreneurs to connect with industry experts.Its analysis of data from venture capital database service CB Insights showed Asia-Pacific fintech investments in the first quarter totalled US$1.1 billion, representing 21 per cent of the US$5.1 billion invested in this segment globally.In a statement, longstanding FinTech Innovation Lab partner HSBC Holdings described Hong Kong’s fintech community as a key pillar supporting its continued growth as a financial centre.“During the past three years, we have mentored dozens of start-up and new technology companies, offered expert advice on their fintech services and products, and performed proof-of-concept [trials] on their cutting-edge technologies,” said Raymond Cheng Siu-hong, the group general manager and chief operating officer for Asia-Pacific at HSBC.“Working with these companies, we have launched innovative ways to make banking faster, easier and safer.”
It is difficult to describe the advertisement which contains the fake German accents and a song with phrases like, ”We moved the headphone jack from the left to the right – it was an über innovation, it was a cosmic redesign, we moved the headphone jack so it was easier to find.”
When Facebook poached Regina Dugan from Google, we knew the former DARPA chief would deliver something interesting: “Project: Type with your brain” is the first example of that.Announced at F8 2017 this morning, it’s a project to develop a silent speech interface, with the speed and flexibility of voice control, but the privacy of typing text.In effect, it’s about reading your mind and typing directly what you’re thinking onto the screen in front of you.Indeed, as Dugan admitted on-stage during the F8 day two keynote, it’s beyond the current level of hardware.Facebook’s Building 8 chief said that it’s what her team is working on now, using non-invasive sensors.These will be able to measure brain activities hundreds of times per second, Dugan says.
Snapchat is not going down without a fight.After seeing its main features adopted by Facebook’s suite of mobile apps, Snapchat has launched the all-new 3D world lenses.Snapchat’s 3D world lenses rely on similar augmented reality-powered animations that made its selfie filters so popular.Snapchat’s selfie filters were eventually stolen for Facebook’s own AR camera features.Instead of using AR to animate your face, however, Snapchat’s 3D world lenses can be used to add floating animations to what’s in front of you using the rear-facing camera on your smartphone.Here’s how: After updating to the latest version of the Snapchat app, launch the app and switch to the rear-facing camera by tapping the icon on the upper-right hand corner or double-tapping anywhere on the viewfinder.
Developers should find it easier to make money with their VR applications and users can enjoy new profiles and leaderboards in Unity games.Buying updates for your virtual reality game without ever leaving it could become much more commonplace following the latest update for HTC’s Viveport platform.The new Viveport SDK v 1.5.1 lets developers using the Unity engine offer virtual goods and content directly from within the app, alongside new leaderboard and achievement systems.Viveport is an alternative virtual reality platform to the likes of Steam, for HTC’s Vive VR headset.It has support for all of the same applications but doesn’t have quite the same feature set as the more traditional digital games marketplace.This latest update brings a little more feature parity to the two platforms and helps developers keep gamers immersed, even if they want to buy new content.
Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.” The new feature will allow users to organize the posts they save into private groupings for easier access.The addition may further challenge Pinterest, which also favors image bookmarking and the ability to save items to particular boards.When Instagram first introduced its bookmarking tool in December, it was capitalizing on an already common behavior across its app – people were often saving photos others had posted.Instagram users would regularly come across posts they want to look back on later – whether a funny video or a great quote, an outfit they like and want to shop, vacation inspiration, a product they want to try, and more.With bookmarking, you can privately save these posts to your profile so you can quickly get back to them later, instead of downloading the photos to your phone’s Camera Roll where they can get lost.Since Instagram introduced the bookmarking feature a few months ago, nearly half (46%) of users have saved at least one post, the company says.
Have you ever wished you could watch a video on your mobile or tablet device without wasting the internal storage?This means that you can plug in a memory stick or any other usb device just like you do on a computer.Read also: So you connect the computer to the tv - with or without a cordCheck the instructions on your phone or tablet supports usb otg.You can even pair two phones, or connect a usb hub to connect multiple things at a time.Otg-adaptors are available in different variations and different lengths for a hundred, for example, of Kjell & Co. or Clas Ohlson.
Webbdagarna Författaren bakom boken "Unsubscribe" kom till Webbdagarna Stockholm 2017 för att berätta om hur moderna arbetsverktyg som e-post och samarbetsprogram riskerar att göra oss mindre effektiva.
Notice a little “M” logo near the textbox in Facebook Messenger recently?It’s the social media network’s artificially-intelligent assistant that’s meant to offer suggestions in your conversations — similar to how Google Assistant can jump in to help in conversations via Allo.M has been in development for some time now, but we’re seeing wider roll out of the assistant across the U.S.M itself is powered by Facebook-built AI, and so far works by popping up in your chats when it detects that it can help with something.For example, if you mention going somewhere, M can detect this and will offer up a quick way to book a ride with Uber or Lyft (you can set your preference) — all without leaving the Messenger app.Before diving into what Facebook’s M can do, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Championship, at the age of just nineteen, Sergio Garcia reached the eighteenth hole one shot behind the leader, Tiger Woods.This is so great, I don’t even care if I win.” All week, the crowds had thrilled to the young, good-natured Spaniard.The sport of golf seemed to have, along with Woods, a second prodigy on its hands.On Sunday, at the age of thirty-seven, with gray in his beard, Garcia won the Masters, his first major championship, in what was his seventy-fourth appearance in one of the sport’s four big tournaments.After he rolled in a birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, against Justin Rose, the crowd around the green rose to cheer a golfer who was no longer the skinny kid in the baggy khakis with the toothy smile.Garcia got close in the majors several times—he missed a straight putt that would have won the 2007 British Open, and finished in the top ten at more than twenty other majors—but usually, by the final holes, his balky putting had sunk him, or else he had suffered a lapse of focus and double-bogeyed a crucial hole.
I framtiden kanske sociala robotar fördelar ordet så att pratkvarnar inte tar över.Robothuvudet Furhat, som har utvecklats av KTH-forskare, används för att ta reda på hur det mänskliga samtalet går till.Två besökare åt gången fick spela ett kortspel tillsammans med roboten.– Vi vill förstå mekanismerna i turtagningen i samtal, speciellt i flerpartssamtal, där flera personer pratar.Det är inte helt uppenbart vem som ska ta turen när någon har pratat klart, det kan vara olika signaler som visar det, till exempel var man tittar, tonfallet eller gester, säger Gabriel Skantze, forskare på KTH.Modellerna kan användas för att utveckla sociala robotar som kan interagera med människor genom tal.
Giving birth is a big deal to humans, and to many other creatures as well.Just look at how many are tuning in hoping to watch April the giraffe deliver her calf.But to some creatures, spawning is as easy as spitting.National Geographic's Weird Animal Question of the Week, posted Saturday, asked about animals that spawn the most offspring in one go.And let's just say that even "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" would be laughed out of the room at this competition.Seahorses make the list, and they even do a parenting pirouette, because it's the male seahorses who give birth.
American taxiappbolaget Lift has closed a new financing round at $ 500 million, writes the Wall Street Journal.In connection with the round got Lifted a new enterprise value of around 7.5 billion dollars, equivalent to 67,5 billion, according to sources with transparency.The previous valuation was 5.5 billion u.s. dollars.It is not clear who participated in the last round, but Di Digital has in the past been able to reveal that H is one of the company's former investors.Separate said sources to tekniksajten Recode that the round is not yet closed and that the company may bring in an additional 100 million u.s. dollars.Read also: the Lift of the H Uber-rival
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 smartphones Wednesday, and image search in the phones’ Bixby intelligent interface will be powered by none other than Pinterest.Pinterest said in an email to Social Pro Daily that the visual search function in the two new Samsung smartphones will work in the same way as the social network’s recently introduced Pinterest Lensbrowser extensions.Users will be able to choose images from photos or screenshots they have taken, or from the web via the , and then tap the image search button in Bixby Vision to discover similar products and ideas.Pinterest head of consumer business development Andreas LieberSo if you see a pair of boots you like, now you can do a Pinterest image search to discover similar styles, and even get ideas for what to wear them with.Or give it a try with fabric patterns, interesting tiles, wall art or recipe ingredients and see what ideas turn up.
In 2014, FBI Director James Comey half-jokingly remarked that the FBI was having trouble recruiting tech talent for its cyber crime division because the best of the best smoke weed.Three years and numerous hacking scandals later, he’s actually floating some ideas on how to fix that problem.After he said that his attempts to staff a great workforce that could compete with the best cyber criminals has been complicated because “some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Comey had to clarify that he has no intentions of changing FBI policy on cannabis use.That seems to still be the case but he does have some other possible solutions.The Associated Press reports that Comey is considering loosening certain training requirements on marksmanship or physical fitness.He has previously lamented that the FBI “will find people of integrity who are really smart, who know cyber - and can’t do a press up.”
Valtioneuvosto on nimittänyt Sosiaali- ja terveysalan lupa- ja valvontaviraston (Valvira) ylijohtajaksi Markus Henrikssonin, LT. Nimitys on määräaikainen vuoden 2018 loppuun.Henriksson aloittaa tehtävässä toukokuun alussa.Henriksson on toiminut vuodesta 2010 Valviran lääkintöneuvoksena ja ryhmäpäällikkönä.Siitä ennen hän oli Valviran ja Terveydenhuollon oikeusturvakeskuksen ylilääkärinä vuosina 2007 - 2010.Hän toimi myös pitkään Puolustusvoimien terveydenhuollon johtamistehtävissä Keskussotilassairaalan ylilääkärinä ja johtajalääkärinä sekä Sotilaslääketieteen keskuksen johtajana.Henriksson seuraa tehtävässä Marja-Liisa Partasta, joka on toiminut Valviran ylijohtajana vuosina 2009-2017.