Let the speculation begin: Nokia has posted news of some kind of launch event happening on Tuesday, May 29 at 7.40PM in Moscow – that's this coming Tuesday, at 9.40AM in San Francisco, 12.40PM in New York, 5.40PM in the UK and 2.40AM (Wed May 30) in Sydney, so adjust your diaries accordingly.What are we going to see?All we have to go off so far is the hashtag chargedup and a promise from Juho Sarvikas, one of the execs at Nokia parent company HMD Global, that "some new stuff" is on the way.A brand new phone perhaps?An existing phone available in more regions?A portable charging pack to juice up your Nokia phone on the go?
CEOs of funded startups tend to be a well-educated bunch, at least when it comes to university degrees.Yes, it’s true college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates can still do well.Earlier this month, Crunchbase News looked at U.S. universities with strong track records for graduating future CEOs of funded companies.Stanford and Harvard topped the list, and graduates of top-ranked business schools were particularly well-represented.Specifically, we looked at CEOs of U.S. companies funded in the past three years that have raised at least $100 million in total venture financing.Sort of, but not really
As a corporate innovator, it’s my job to lead transformational change and build new businesses in big, complex, corporations.For more than 30 years, I’ve worked in Silicon Valley, focusing on the intersection of digital evolution, emerging technologies, human-centered design, and business growth strategy.For 15 years I’ve been part of a performing troupe in Northern California called Subject to Change.Here are three skills that I use in the course of my work every day.When we perform improv we need to pay attention to what our fellow actors are saying and doing – and support it.In improv, every line, gesture and facial expression is an “offer.” They give us clues to characters, places, feelings, and the story as it unfolds.
The latest Star Wars movie is upon us, which means so is a cavalcade of books about the process of bringing the world of a young Han Solo to life.To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive look at the gorgeous concept art behind Solo, courtesy of Phil Stozak’s latest Star Wars art book.The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, published by Abrams Books, offers unprecedented insight into the Lucasfilm art department’s concept work over the course of Solo’s production — providing insight from artists, designers, and other members of the crew about how the movie came to be, as well as a veritable treasure trove of never-before-seen concept art that shows how the characters and worlds of the movie came to be as they are on the big screen.The cover art for The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story.Image: James Clyne (The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story by Phil Szostak, and Lucasfilm Ltd. C Abrams Books, 2018 C 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM.Gizmodo is proud to debut just a few samples of some of the art you’ll find in the book below — and don’t worry if you’ve not seen the movie yet.“The pattern on his scarf is an Easter egg: I took a still from A New Hope where Luke is swinging across the chasm with Princess Leia and adjusted the levels so it was dark and the pull lights on the Death Star were hard white.
It sits in the middle of the table and, when my group played, we huddled around it and felt a Dark Tower-like nostalgia; it has a toy factor that draws a crowd and attention.This connects to the DropMix board hardware via Bluetooth and will handle the changing visuals and blasting audio, as well as the internal game logic.The board sits quietly, waiting for you to take one of the 60 included cards and toss it onto the playing surface.Each card represents a specific instrumental track from a well-known song.So we have stuff like Young M.C.A sophisticated algorithm blends instrument and vocals on the fly to level out the pitch and tempo.
It’s one of the most time-tested realities of running a business — you need to hire the right people for the right jobs.And when companies are confronted with major projects that can make or break their business fortunes, the right person with the right plan is never more essential.You can learn those project management skills (and collect the paycheck that goes with it) with the training found in the Complete Project Management Bundle.It’s now on sale for $25, an over 90 percent savings with coupon code “MEMDAY15”, from TNW Deals for a limited time.This package features 11 courses that will arm you with the knowledge to tackle large-scale projects from a variety of approaches.Through mastering Agile and Scrum methodologies and the JIRA software for managing that process, you’ll understand how to allocate resources, assess risks, pick the right personnel, track progress, monitor budgets, and ensure all project stakeholders are informed and happy.
They marched him toward what looks like a black inflatable dinghy on small wheels, crossed with a fly.The rescue of the mannequin was actually the second half of the demonstration the Cormorant put on at a remote airfield in northern Israel earlier this month.It leveled out as it flew a large loop over a green field, then descended vertically, alighting on the grass.The Cormorant looks ungainly (especially compared with the water bird for which it’s now named), lunging straight up into the air via a pair of six-foot fan rotors hidden underneath its body, one in front, one in back.The only clues it can fly horizontally are two smaller fans, mounted vertically at its rear.Using two smaller and encased rotors, instead of one large one on top, reduces the physical footprint of the Cormorant, making it better suited for flying in mountainous, wooded, or urban environments.
It includes news of Samsung and Qualcomm setting up new AI research teams, why human radiologists are still better than machines and support for Amazon’s Keras-MXNet backend.Hold your horses AI radiologists People are quick to believe that machines will soon replace radiologists because they think computers are much better at spotting abnormalities like tumors or clots in medical scans.But results reported by Stanford University shows that radiologists still trump AI.A group of researchers built a large convolutional neural network (CNN) with 169 layers to predict the probability of an abnormality appearing in a particular scan from the MURA (musculoskeletal radiographs) dataset.The results have also been published in a paper on arXiv.Samsung is particularly interested in using AI with IoT for its products.
Enterprises and their Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are under siege.This is important because today, attackers use stealthy tactics that leverage these security challenges – after infecting an asset inside an organization, they keep a low profile, moving laterally in the hunt for valuable, sensitive data.That’s why it’s critical for organizations – both large and small – to focus their cybersecurity strategy on earlier detection and faster response.The ultimate goal of deception is to lure attackers to ‘decoy’ assets that look and feel real but aren’t.By engaging with the decoy or deception environment, attackers or malicious insiders essentially reveal themselves to the organization – but they don’t know it.However, deception technology has greatly improved beyond the honeypot concept today.
But users in Europe have already filed complaints against Facebook and others, saying the tech companies are in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The GDPR was passed in April 2016 and instituted stringent new rules on any company that held consumer data.So what are Facebook and Google allegedly doing to violate the GDPR?There is no middle ground.“The GDPR explicitly allows any data processing that is strictly necessary for the service - but using the data additionally for advertisement or to sell it on needs the users’ free opt-in consent,” Max Schrems from the European Centre For Digital Rights said in a statement.“If companies realise that annoying pop-ups usually don’t lead to valid consent, we should also be free from this digital plague soon,” Schrems continued.
Apple has revealed plans to add a new section to its Transparency Report, one that details the app takedown requests the company receives from the government.That revelation was made as a note within the company’s latest Transparency Report released today, which details things like device requests, financial identifier requests, and account requests from governments around the world.The bi-annual transparency report is typical, showing numbers broken down by country and category.With this, we see how often governments around the world have sought information on accounts, finances, and devices, among other things.Apple further refines the data by showing how many requests the company fulfilled.For example, we see that among worldwide government device requests, Apple received 4,450 from the US, 12,481 from Germany, 2,601 from Australia, 1,912 from Spain, and many more.
Apple really wants more people to start ponying up for more iCloud storage, as the company is now offering one-month free trials of all upgraded storage tiers.First spotted by an AppleInsider reader, the offer appears whenever a free iCloud user (which puts up a paltry 5GB for consumers and 200GB for school-issued devices) attempts to manage their iCloud storage.This offer doesn’t appear to be valid for existing subscribers.Naturally, it will be up to the user to cancel whatever tier they’ve upgraded to for free before the month is out, otherwise the credit card or bank account tied to their Apple ID will be charged the normal amount.To recap, that’s $0.99 (£0.79, AU$1.49) a month for 50GB of storage, $2.99 (£2.49, AU$4.49) for 200GB monthly and $9.99 (£6.99, $14.99) every month for 2TB of online storage.So, since we know it will be hard to resist free cloud storage, just take some advice: make sure you have some place else to store whatever you’re throwing into Apple’s cloud servers.
If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—The Expanse.It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar system.There are no pew-pew lasers or faster-than-light space travel.When humans are on a spacecraft, they either "float" around or use magnetic boots (except when the spacecraft is accelerating).But why can't the pilot move his hand during this acceleration?Here are two cars on a low friction track.
Then on Thursday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on Uber’s fatal self-driving crash in March, providing fresh details on what the car saw—and why it couldn’t avoid killing pedestrian Elaine Herzberg.Stories you might have missed from WIRED this weekThursday morning, federal investigators looking into a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a self-driving Uber released their preliminary report, laying out the facts of what happened the night of March 18 in Tempe, Arizona.Last week, Elon Musk hosted an informational session to talk about his idea for creating a network of tunnels underneath Los Angeles, through which cars could ride on electric skates at 150 mph.The engineers don’t dig everything the Boring Company is putting down.Too bad, Jack reports, the new options also happen to be the most expensive ones.
Acid, a Russian independent game developer that publishes titles on Steam, is set to release Active Shooter, an FPS that simulates a school shooting incident.It allows you to play as the shooter or a SWAT team member tasked with neutralizing the perpetrator.It’s not the first game to attempt to tackle this difficult topic, and yet it’s drawn ire from the Steam community, as well as a UK-based nonprofit.But they’re asking the wrong questions about it.“Why would anybody think it’s a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely insensitive to the deaths of so many children?” ponders a spokeswoman for well-meaning London-based charity Infer Trust who spoke to the BBC; the organization also called on Valve to take down the game.A Steam user took to the title’s discussion forums to ask the developer, “Why was this even made?
How do you redesign a site with 350 million monthly active users, 300 million comments a day, and a user base known to get a little rowdy when things go wrong?This is exactly the sort of challenge Reddit’s CTO and Co-Founder Chris Slowe has been tackling over the past year.In a talk at TNW Conference, Slowe let loose a little about the recently redesigned “front page of the web,” aka Reddit.Perhaps the most interesting element — at least to me — was one that never made the cut.The team knew after launching its first mobile app, in 2016, a redesign had to happen sooner, rather than later.The mobile apps for Android and iOS were polished, futuristic-looking versions of Reddit, while the web version looked a bit like an IRC channel that had overflown onto a domain.
The journey of digital transformation is nomadic, with no final destination set for technological innovation.Just when modern marketers begin to settle with the right technology, they find themselves packing up and moving on to another device just to keep up with competitors.On top of this, adopting the right device each time can feel laborious and futile, wasting precious time and resources which could be spent on more pressing tasks.If only there was a guide for marketers, which would help them find technology that's a perfect fit for their marketing plan.Well, look no further, as Oracle Marketing Cloud, in partnership with The Drum, have a hot off the press 'Guide to Building Your Marketing Technology Stack’ - a guide that delves into specific areas of marketing most impacted by technology solutions and marketing platforms.Packed like sardines in a crushed tech box
Amazon has continually denied its Echo devices are constantly listening and recording conversations in the home, but after one family had an entire conversation sent as an audio file to a friend, questions are being asked.Fortunately for the family the conversation was not of a sensitive native and it was also sent to a colleague of the husband, not a complete stranger.“I felt invaded,” the customer, only known as Danielle, said.The family from Portland in the US had fully embraced the idea of the smart home.Echo devices had been connected throughout the home and to numerous smart appliances, though now the house is back to basics with all devices unplugged.Amazon has investigated the intrusion, but has not been able to pinpoint a cause of the ‘malfunction’ or explicitly confirm there are no similar examples.
While the flagship 8th anniversary Xiaomi Mi 8 could be at the centre stage of Huawei May 31 launch event in China, information available right here suggest the company might unveil a mid-range phone alongside the series of products tipped to arrive on the said date.Ahead of the unveiling event, a marketing material of a Xiaomi made Mi Note 5 has been spotted on Chinese social media, revealing some of the key specs and price.though the name and price of the device are deliberately not exposed, the leaked images confirm the Xiaomi Mi Note 5 could sell for as much as RMB 2,299 (~Rs 24,500).The leaked material suggest the Mi Note 5 will come with a 5.9″ display with Full Screen 2.0 design – an indication it might have a thin bezel-less display that through the smartphone edges.A section of the image reveals the device might use the Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB RAM, while a 64GB of native storage.No mention was made of the camera configuration, it did however list a 4-axis optical stabilisation support onboard for the camera.
This guest post from Jeremy Raynolds, a member of the Founder Institute network, outlines how to position your company as one that will attract and keep its customers.Moreover, consider building a brand image that can make consumers loyal.The formula for success is simple: “Appreciate Your Customers and They Will Appreciate Your Product”Here are some marketing tips and ways to promote your product that can answer a question “How to increase brand awareness?”Read them and implement or simply broaden your knowledge: