As the Tehran fire department battled the nearly unreachable fire, the steel skyscraper collapsed in full view of Iranian state television cameras.Sixteen firefighters and at least six civilians were found dead in the smouldering debris.Before the dust had even settled in Tehran, AE911Truth issued a press release urging President Hassan Rouhani to investigate the “possible use of explosives” in the destruction of the tower.The organization, which is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit, stands out from the throng of 9/11 conspiracy organizations due to its roster of members who have letters after their names and who possess at least a passing knowledge of engineering lingo.The founder, president, and one of the few full-time employees is Richard Gage, a wide-tied former architect who demonstrates his understanding of structural mechanics using cardboard boxes.Since the average joe has little or no knowledge about the existence of WTC7 and no preconceived notions about its demise, the conspiracy theorist can lay out their controlled demolition story nearly unrebutted.
At that point, Sean had finished writing ‘The Florida Project’, and had already cast its child star, Brooklynn Prince as Moonee, but still needed someone to play her rebellious and fun-loving, but flawed, young mum, Halley.After seeing Bria’s video, Sean swiftly sent her an email about a potential “film opportunity”.“She was so open to playing with me and being my friend, we just instantly connected and genuinely got along.“The next day I was flying home and he was like, ‘yeah, you’re Halley’.”Ask anyone who saw and loved ‘The Florida Project’, and they’ll say the chemistry between Bria and Brooklynn as Halley and Moonee shines on screen, so you’d be forgiven for thinking producers would have gone for a lead star who’s always had a good rapport with children.She’s like my daughter, I genuinely never loved a child like that.”
Inc, parent company of chat service Snapchat popular with millennials, reportedly recently laid off "roughly two dozen" staffers, while private memos reveal threats against potential whistle-blowers.According to Cheddar, a New York-based media outlet founded by a former president of Buzzfeed, the firm sacked employees "across 8 different teams" on Thursday (18 January).Founded in 2011, Snap Inc has an approximately 1,800-strong workforce.The company boasts 178 million active daily users and an average of 3.5bn snaps are sent every day, statistics indicate.The sackings – which followed a dozen job layoffs in September last year– allegedly came the same week as an internal memo was sent company-wide discussing the importance of growth and scalability.CEO Evan Spiegel wrote: "Getting bigger is not a competitive advantage, unless you are also able to achieve scale - which means generating non-linear returns on your incremental investment."
Big screen smartphones have been the rage for a while now.If you are looking for a smartphone with a big, vivid display, we have compiled a list of the best big screen smartphones in India across different price segments.The latest flagship smartphone from Google has earned a lot of accolades for its stunning camera, but the Pixel 2 XL also comes with a modern design and a big 6-inch Quad HD display, featuring P-OLED display technology.The Pixel 2 XL’s big high-resolution display is complemented by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB RAM.The Galaxy Note 8 was an exhibit of the best consumer-facing technologies that Samsung had to offer at the time.Featuring a stunning 6.3-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note 8 delivered on all fronts – it offers a stunning, vivid display, a powerful chipset, a dual camera setup and a minimal design.
Ferrari is going to going to build an EV that will aim to have no peer – including from the likes of Tesla.Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that its planning to both build its first electric supercar, and debut its first ever SUV, with the latter arriving sometime in either 2019 or 2020, per Bloomberg.Marchionne gave Tesla and Elon Musk kudos for doing what it’s managed to accomplish, but also undermined said compliment by noting that he believes “it’s doable by all of us,” referring to other automakers, per the report.He said that while it’s still likely a ways off, there are already firm plans in place to put out hybrid Ferrari vehicles first, and then from there, it should be “easy” for the automaker to move into electrics.It’s still early days for anything like actual stats or even concepts about what an electric Ferrari supercar might look like, but this is a very clear sign that even supercar makers who have traditionally seemed to scoff at the world of pure EVs are putting those powertrains on their roadmaps.
Many device makers have been releasing the Android Oreo update to its devices.While some Huawei smartphones like Honor 8 Pro and Honor 8 Lite will be receiving this update, the Huawei Honor 8 may not be receiving this upgrade anytime soon.A user expressed concern on Twitter that EMUI 8.0 has been released, but Huawei Honor 8 still rocks an outdated OS.In response, a subsidiary of Huawei India said: “Honor 8 is not compatible with Android Oreo update.”we can understand your concern.However, we regret to inform you that Honor 8 is not compatible for Android Oreo update due to hardware and software limitations.
The method used to allocate rewards and the final amount you'll receive will depend on the mining pool in question.In this guide we've explored five of the best known pools online today, to help you decide which is right for you.If these pique your interest and you want more information, head over to the Bitcoin Wiki to see a detailed comparison of all the top pools.We also show you how to mine BitcoinsVeteran outfit with some useful help for newbiesOldest mining pool in existence
The Ferrero Group is close to acquiring Nestle’s US chocolate business an unnamed source is claiming.If the acquisition becomes reality, the Italy headquartered Ferrero will own the rights to US confectionery brands including Baby Ruth, Nerds, Raisinets, Crunch and Butterfinger.The Ferrero Group already owns a number of confectionery brands including Ferrero Rocher, Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, Kinder Surprise and Tic Tac.Both Nestle and Ferrero are yet to offer comment on the matter.Speculation on reasons for sell-offFood industry commentators are giving differing explanations for such a deed:
As of today, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been available on Xbox One for a month.On December 12, PUBG entered Xbox Preview, which is Microsoft’s program for unfinished games that want to give players access before launch.Today, Microsoft announced that in the time since it launched, PUBG has become quite the sensation on Xbox One.Microsoft says that PUBG has managed to attract 3 million players in a month’s time, which is an impressive metric regardless of platform.We should pay attention to the language here, though, as the use of the word “players” suggests that the game hasn’t necessarily achieved 3 million sales.Still, it seems safe to assume that sales on Xbox One are healthy, even if they haven’t hit the 3 million mark just yet.
Avid Larizadeh Duggan is leaving Google Ventures to join music technology startup Kobalt.Google has struggled to build an investment team in Europe and a series of partners left since 2014.The exodus of partners from Google's European venture capital team continues: General partner Avid Larizadeh Duggan is leaving the fund to join music tech startup Kobalt.Larizadeh Duggan will join the company next month as executive vice president and chief strategy and business officer.The company said that she will lead its global strategy and business teams.Larizadeh Duggan led Google Ventures' investment into Kobalt in 2015, when the company raised a £40 million round of funding.
Locational data is becoming an essential tool for businesses to drive customers from the web to their doorstep.It helps them to target local customers who are ready to buy, better understand the customer experience and stay competitive with their local rivals.Data is only as good as the quality of information it provides us and the decisions we can derive from it.It is the missing link that helps better understand customer opinions and shopping trends, which ultimately helps your business make more informed decisions like who to target, where to reach them and what message to deliver.Knowledgeable brands do this by using tools like geolocation to target specific regions, such as cities that have had the highest number of conversions in the past.A great way to start doing this is by filtering your social media news feeds to only include the geographic areas you want to listen to—for example, a certain mile radius from each of your locations.
CES is still a TV conference.Even as the tech industry experiments with augmented reality, self-driving cars, and the outer limits of what you can embed in a refrigerator, everything in Vegas still revolves around the big screen.The 2018 crop mostly marches along the same path manufacturers have been following for decades: Everything's a little bigger and sharper, and there are new inscrutable acronyms everywhere you look.All in the hopes this is the year you finally spring for a new set.All over CES, companies are showing off TVs imbued with powers far beyond their many pixels.Several manufacturers are releasing Android TV-powered sets, which means they work with Google Assistant, control smart-home gadgets, and can play some Minecraft.
Well, we all knew the Bitcoin bull market wouldn’t keep exploding at that crazy rate forever, right?But here’s the thing about the cryptocurrency’s much-publicized market plunge last month from a value near $20,000 down to under $14,000…it’s already rallying back.Meanwhile, Ripple, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by value, hit a record high this week as did the overall value of the global cryptocurrency market, which just surpassed $700 billion for the first time.Your takeaway here is…there’s a lot of money to be made investing in cryptocurrency.Now, you can find out the smart way to approach those investments with the Complete Cryptocurrency Investment learning bundle, on sale now for just $24 from TNW Deals.You’ll get access to five courses demystifying the cryptocurrency phenomenon for the novice.
Our phones are getting better and better at helping us keep track of our health, but they’re still not as capable as some might want or need.With the launch of a fully featured health-tracking Moto Mod, which was just unveiled at CES 2018.The Mod, which was built in partnership with Lenovo and Motorola, can work with any Moto Z smartphone.It connects to your device through Bluetooth, and once connected you’ll be able to use the Vital app to track heart rate, respiratory rate, Pulse Ox, core body temperature, and even blood pressure — which Vital Inc. claims is an accurate reading.According to the company, performing all five of those readings takes two to three minutes.Of course, not everyone will even need to have those metrics read, but for those that do this device could be (literally) a life-saver.
Apple reports its first-quarter earnings early next month.One analyst thinks that Apple will post strong sales, and higher margins for its phone business, thanks to a higher average selling price of the iPhone X.It seems as if investor worry about the high cost of the phone and reported manufacturing issues were overblown.Watch Apple trade in real time here.After details of the phone were announced, investors worried that the $1,000 price tag would lessen the impact of a new form factor and face tracking technology would have on demand.According to Amit Daryanani, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, Apple has overcome those challenges to sell a lot of new phones in the last quarter.
Toyota took advantage of CES 2018 to signal a major shift in its business, becoming what company president Akio Toyoda termed a “mobility service company” during his keynote presentation.Toyota seems poised to embrace mobility services as a core part of its overall business, rather than an offshoot or subsidiary concern, based on Toyoda’s comments and the vision of the future the company revealed when detailing how its new e-Palette dedicated mobility services vehicle and industry alliance will work.The vision Toyoda laid out was a compelling once, center around its new e-Palette vehicle, which is basically a flexible blank slate on wheels with an electric motor and a fully modular interior design.The big reveal included simulated animation of the car operating in a variety of different capacities, including training multiple together in convoys of urban light-duty transport trucks, picking up as four passengers for shared transit, or just one for a mobile office, acting as a hotel and even delivering food, pizza and packages without anyone on board.Videos of the concept cars rolling across neighborhoods with speed, efficiency and the ability to change purpose at virtually a moment’s notice, to fill a need from a different kind of client.It’s definitely an idealized projection of what’s to come, and things would e much more messy in practice, but it’s definitely something worth pursuing – and a smart strategy for an automaker to adopt in terms of figuring out what comes next, once autonomy and electric vehicle investments change the face of transportation.
Triva app HQ is moving worldwide.As spotted by The Next Web, the app has launched in the UK with questions specific to its culture and politics.Where HQ in the states is typically hosted by Scott Rogowsky, British host Sharon Carpenter will quiz players every Monday and Wednesday at 3PM local time.TNW notes that the initial game kicked off with a modest prize pot of $500, but included a notably smaller competitive pool of roughly` 5,000 players.In the US, HQ recently hit a major milestone of 1 million players participating in its live trivia game; it’s also expanding from its initial iOS platform to Android.Although imitators have begun to crop up, HQ remains the go-to for live mobile trivia.
Last year was the year that high dynamic range (HDR) truly started to take off, and Philips was aware of it, debuting a line of TVs that supported both the open HDR10 standard as well as Dolby Vision.Despite the inclusion of Dolby’s technology and a fairly broad feature set, the TVs still came in at far under the price of other brands’ flagships.While Philips didn’t stop releasing TVs in 2017, it seems that it was saving some of its best for CES 2018.While they aren’t the attention-grabbing OLED or MicroLED monsters that are currently dominating the show floor, these should be a great option for those looking for an HDR-enabled smart TV on a budget.Plus, the brand also has a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and a TV meant specifically to help you out in the kitchen.While both the 69 Series and 59 Series are very similar in terms of features, Philips says that the 69 Series is designed “for the most demanding consumers.” In addition to Dolby Vision, these models feature 4K upscaling, wide-color gamut support and the new BrightPro2 backlight, which builds on the BrightPro backlight used in Philips’ 6000 Series and others.
Xilinx announced that its board of directors has appointed Victor Peng as CEO, effective January 29.He will become the fourth CEO in the $2 billion company’s history and takes the helm of the company at a time when competition with the world’s biggest chip maker, Intel, is acute.Xilinx is one of Silicon Valley’s oldest chip companies, founded in 1984 in San Jose, California.It makes chips that are easily customizable, allowing them to be used in the last minute in products where the protocols or details keep changing up to the last minute.They program the chips to do specific functions.Peng is an interesting choice, as there were days in the past when Asian American CEOs were a rarity in Silicon Valley.
Less than a decade after Google launched the age of the self-driving car, most of the main players have made some long-term commitments—not in the name of love, but to ensure success.In 2016, General Motors bought startup Cruise.Last year Ford invested $1 billion in Argo AI, and industry supplier Delphi went home with MIT spinoff Nutonomy.Now one of the last significant startups without a manufacturer to call its own has found its beloved.Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation announced today it has signed deals with both Volkswagen and Hyundai to get its self-driving software into commercial service."Our mission is to deliver self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.