ROCCAT today announced a new gaming headset called the Khan Pro, and it seems to be aimed at gamers who want every edge they can get in competitive games.The Khan Pro is a stereo headset that comes with a built-in microphone and delivers what ROCCAT claims to be “unheard of sound clarity.” Just be warned that it might cost a bit more than what you’re used to spending on your gaming headsets.In ROCCAT’s announcement, the company says that this is the first headset in the world that has been granted “Hi-Res-Audio” certification.What does that mean to you?With its frequency range of 20Hz to 40kHz, ROCCAT says you’ll be able to hear your enemies coming and determine their location before they even know you’re there.If, then, you play a lot of games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, this might be a headset to consider.
Are you one of those people who shell out a significant amount each month to subscribe to movie channels only to watch with tinny, thin sound emitted from a flatscreen telly?But don't worry, Sky is making it easy for you to upgrade your audio game by releasing the Sky Soundbox – an all-in-one speaker with a tempting price for current customers.When Sky Q was launched in 2016 it set new picture quality standards with its Ultra HD content.Now, audio gets an upgrade with the Soundbox offering an easy entry to home cinema-quality audio as well as Dolby Atmos coming to the service.The Soundbox, created by audio company Devialet, is a single speaker unit sitting larger than a soundbar to help customers boost their viewing experience and will be priced at £249 for Sky Q Mulitscreen customers or £299 for regular customers.Non-Sky customers aren't left out though, who can buy the speaker for £799 – highlighting the heavy discount for subscribers.
The Moto M has just had its price reduced in Malaysia by RM200, bringing the price of the device down to RM999 from its original RM1199 price tag.The device was only recently launched in the country last January.The mid-range Moto M is a mid-range device from the company, in a similar vein to the Moto G5 Plus.Unlike the G5 Plus however, the M comes with a Helio P15 processor, as well as an 8MP front camera and a 16MP rear camera.It also has less storage at 32GB and a slightly larger 3,050mAh battery.The confirmed to be permanent price cut does help the device stay competitive, though it’s clear that the device is having trouble against the Xiaomi’s and Meizu’s of the lower end market.
The key to surviving, however, is to embrace these negative comments for what they actually are: golden opportunities.A lesser marketing department would have been nervous about Jon Stewart lambasting the Arby’s brand every chance he got.While it would have been easier to ignore the negative rants about the company until Stewart’s impending departure, Arby’s took a much riskier and counter-intuitive path.By taking control of the situation – and in this case, even playing into it – brands are in control of the main message that individuals see.Research has shown that branded communities not only drive greater reach, but also add value at the other points of the user journey, such as encouraging conversions and improving existing customer relationships.To varying degrees, there are three key factors that define a thriving community: feedback, advocacy, and support.
Much like in a triathlon – the trifecta of swimming, biking, then running – it’s hard to be good at all three disciplines.B2B marketers are familiar with the concept of selling into specific accounts and building relationships that lead to ongoing sales, renewals, and referrals.ABM requires coordination between marketing and sales, which, in many companies, spend more time arm wrestling (as we like to call it at R2i) than aligning.There’s no point in marketing to an account if the sales team won’t pursue it.Thus, ABM often dies because marketing and sales can’t agree on the basics.target account, channel target, services target) to produce useful segments in ABM tools
The English Premier League is worried about streams that broadcast football games for free, so it will apply in advance for an injunction to stop illegal streamers.Some people buy a Kodi box from eBay which has been loaded with plugins.These Android TV boxes use Kodi's media centre because it has a wide selection of illicit plugins available - allowing people to stream Sky's sports channels, or other international services carrying EPL matches, without paying.TorrentFreak says that the organisation blocked some 5,000 IP addresses last season and now has applied for a new injunction to cover the 2017-18 season.The way this works is similar to the other copyright blocks you'll find on your ISP.For example, The Pirate Bay remains hard to access without a VPN on most of the large internet service providers in the UK.
Think again–good old-fashioned brick and mortar stores have been attracting investment, the latest coming from Meituan-Dianping.The Tencent-backed on-demand services provider is planning to invest into so called “new retail”, Reuters is reporting.The term, coined by Jack Ma, refers to a new format where internet technology connects and optimizes offline outlets, online stores, and the overall supply chain.Some of the goals for new retail include intelligent self-service, anytime anywhere access, and high efficiency.Brick and mortar stores still make up over 80 percent of total retail sales in China.Alibaba and JD have both been investing in the offline retail market, with many projects covering un-tapped rural areas.
Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Lenovo are among the top five mobile brands in India, but Samsung continues to rule India’s smartphone shipments with a 25 percent market share, according to new figures from market research company Canalys.“With China suffering its own decline this quarter, India is a market of huge strategic importance to Chinese smartphone vendors,” said Canalys Research Analyst Ishan Dutt.“Samsung is under immense pressure in the mid-tier from the Chinese players.”Over 50 percent of India’s smartphone brands is currently controlled by Chinese brands, including Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Shenzhen-based Gionee, and Lenovo.The biggest winner of this year’s Q2 is Xiaomi which has more than quadrupled its shipments to 4.8 million units making it India’s largest smartphone brand after Samsung.This month, Xiaomi celebrated its third Mi anniversary in India.
This piece was written by Angelina Xu and originally published on Jing DailyIsabel Ge Mahe is the newly appointed managing director of Apple in Greater China.She will step up from her current role as vice president of wireless technologies to take on the position of vice president and managing director of Greater China, which was created amid falling sales in the region.She will report directly to CEO Tim Cook and chief operating officer Jeff Williams, according to a statement released by Apple on July 18.The Liaoning, China native held an electrical engineer degree at Canada’s Simon Fraser University and has been working at Apple since 2008.She will relocate from Los Altos, California to Shanghai later this summer.
Google is finally taking the most logical step towards growing its streaming business: it’s set to merge YouTube Red with Google Play Music, which should make it easier for subscribers to find the tunes they want without all the confusion of the company’s myriad offerings.That’s from Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s head of music, who confirmed the move at the New Music Seminar conference in New York.What we don’t yet know is whether it’ll lead to the launch of an entirely new product.For now, it sounds like Google will simply create a new brand under which both services will be offered with a single subscription.But I’m hoping that the merger also sees the company make YouTube’s premium tier available globally.YouTube Red is currently available in just five countries, and, as an example, India isn’t one of them.
Content produced in association with Iterable.One core tenet of this approach is prioritizing customer engagement over acquisition: focusing on retaining existing users instead of just acquiring new ones.Studies show that a 5% increase in retention can result in a 25-95% increase in profit.Combined with a robust email marketing strategy, these channels can help drive growth from beginning to end: from early-stage brand building, to boosting conversion rates, to re-engagement and loyalty.Enhanced with the right data, this low-cost approach can deliver astronomical value for money.More than 1 in 10 SMS exchanges in the U.S. are with businesses – used for everything from confirmations and verifications to coupons and customer service.
Huawei is on a highway to success course, especially if we take into account the latest report from analyst company Canalys, regarding the smartphone shipments in China for the second quarter of this year.According to the report, Huawei retains its place as the leader of the Chinese market, with 23 million units sold during Q2 2017 and Oppo is in second place with 21 million units, a significant 37% year to year increase when compared with 2016!Vivo took third place with 16 million shipments between April and June.The Chinese company scored 15 million units during that time and these numbers were enough, to leap over Apple and take the 4th place, with a 60% boost in the Chinese market when compared to last year.This could mean that Xiaomi is in starting to regain all its lost ground during the past few months.According to Canalys, the Mi company still offers the best value in the Chinese market and remains a preferred choice for price-conscious consumers.
Rather than auto-playing Netflix episode after episode from your couch or bed, you should exercise while you’re binging.That would be a healthier way to watch your favorite shows without feeling guilty, but it’s also easier said than done.What if there was a way to force you to exercise to be able to stream Netflix, though?Developer Ronan Byrne comes to the rescue.The Cycflix, found by The Next Web, is a home entertainment system powered by exercise.That’s indoor cycling, to be more precise, and you have to know it won’t work with just any kind of at home workout that you might be accustomed to.
If you don’t, and you’re stressed out, it might be something to consider.New research shows that, despite the stigma and social awkwardness of talking out loud to nobody but yourself, the act of doing so is actually beneficial to your mental wellbeing, especially if you’re looking to control emotions and calm your mind — but there’s a catch.A study, published in Scientific Reports and run by researchers from Michigan State University as well as the University of Michigan, suggests that address yourself out loud is an effective way of managing emotions.The catch here is that not just any mindless chatter provides the positive results, and talking about yourself in the third person is apparently the key to managing your feelings.“Essentially, we think referring to yourself in the third person leads people to think about themselves more similar to how they think about others, and you can see evidence for this in the brain,” explains MSU associate professor of psychology Jason Moser.“That helps people gain a tiny bit of psychological distance from their experiences, which can often be useful for regulating emotions.”
AllCall might be a new brand but in their short time on the market, they’ve already built a brand that listens to customer feedback.AllCall has had success this year starting with the AllCall Bro Android phone and then followed by the AllCall Rio.The Rio was a huge step for the brand and saw the company adopt technologies that other new brands have found difficult to perfect.For those of you unfamiliar with the AllCall Rio, the phone comes with a curved display, curved rear panel, dual rear camera and front fingerprint scanner.Impressive stuff for a company that has only just started to offer products to international markets.While the Rio was a great start for the brand, the company has taken on board customer feedback and are now preparing to launch an updated version of the phone with upgrades suggest by you!
As smartphone makers race to use up every millimeter of space on the front of our devices, the backs have gone woefully unappreciated.Meizu’s new Pro 7 series wants to change that.The Pro 7 (and Pro 7 Plus) add a small AMOLED panel to the rear of the device, in a rather bold bit of asymetry.Meizu says you can use it as a display to take high quality selfies using the rear camera, as well as basic time and weather information.You can also just set a wallpaper for it, if you’re into that kind of thing.I just think it looks cool.
This partnership between Oracle and the Bloodhound Project will target the land speed record with data playing a crucial role.Oracle’s cloud technology is being used in support of the Bloodhound Project as it aims to break the land speed record by reaching 1000 miles per hour.Oracle will be responsible for channelling the vast amounts of data that will be emitted from in excess of 500 sensors installed all over the vehicle with which the record is intended to be broken, Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC).The partnership is not only targeting blistering speeds and a record that has been proudly associated with Great Britain for over 100 years; it is also passionate about education, and inspiring a new generation to pursue technical skills.With this focus, the project has become a leading science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) opportunity for over 100,000 students across the United Kingdom every year.This initiative targets a critical shortage of skills that the world is facing, as an increasing technological world requires an increasing number of technical skill sets to maintain it.
The Premier League has been awarded a High Court order for the forthcoming 2017-18 season, which will help it combat the illegal streaming of games.The blocking order will require UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to prevent people from illegally accessing streams of its matches.It will allow the league to combat the illicit sale and use of devices such as pre-loaded IPTV and Kodi boxes.A similar order was obtained for the final two months of the 2016-17 season.That saw more then 5,000 server IP addresses blocked that had previously been streaming Premier League content.Sky and BT Sport hold the live rights for Premier League football.
Toyota has reportedly developed a new type of battery that is lighter, smaller and can be charged quicker than the current batteries used in electric cars.Modern electric cars used a type of battery called lithium-ion.It’s a technology found in literally every type of gadget imaginable from smartphones to Teslas.It does however have some drawbacks when applied to a car: It’s heavy, takes up a lot of space and cannot be charged at the pace that many would like without potentially damaging it.Solid state batteries on the other hand use solid electrodes and solid electrolytes and while they’re harder to mass-produce they’re better in almost every way.According to Forbes, Toyota plans to release a commercialised version of the battery as soon as 2020 however it won’t reveal which car it’s actually going to appear on.
Xiaomi have finally revamped MIUI with an Android 7.0 Nougat-based version of the ROM and some new features.The new OS won’t hit your smartphone right away but let’s go ahead and see what improvements we’ll find!MIUI 9 comes with three main new features: Image Search, Smart Assistant and Smart App Launcher.Image Search will allow you to look for an imagine by typing keywords, kinda of what we already have on Google Photos.Then we have the MIUI Smart Assistant which is pretty much the equivalent of “Ok, Google” and Apple’s Siri.Lastly, with the Smart App Launcher you’ll be able to launch an app based on the contents present on your screen.