NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars that may have formed from ancient mud cracks, yet more evidence that the planet had a watery past.The photos, taken Dec. 20 and unveiled Tuesday Jan. 17 , show a site called "Old Soaker" on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.Scientists think the cracked layer likely formed more than 3 billion years ago, as a result of wetting and drying cycles, NASA officials said.Previously, the Curiosity rover found evidence of ancient lakes in older, lower-lying rock layers and in younger mudstone above Old Soaker.However, the recent photos of Mars may be the first evidence of ancient mud cracks — also called desiccation cracks — confirmed by the Curiosity mission, according to a statement from NASA.Flowing Water on Mars: The Search in Pictures
How Millennials and Baby Boomers Consume User-Generated Content Infographic 47% of millennials trust user-generated content, vs. 36% of their baby boomer counterparts.However, each generation shared a relative distrust of content created by brands.This infographic shows the generation gap of UGC.Survey: 60 percent of voice users want more answers and fewer search resultsPeople who use voice search — the majority of whom prefer to do so in private vs. public — use it because it s fast, doesn t require reading, and gives you fewer answers to sort through.
The day before Donald Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, the Swedish ad agency Round & Round put out an invitation to all Americans: Escape Trump.Two months later, the nearly 900 applications the agency has"A lot has happened since November," Round & Round's head of content, Nahir Aslan, told the Swedish edition of the Local news site on Friday, the day Trump became the 45th US president.
AT added 1.5 million wireless subscribers for a total of 133 million.The carrier did lose 268,000 postpaid phone subscribers, but the majority of those losses were customers with cheaper feature phones.AT posted a US wireless operating margin of 29.6 percent "and a best-ever US wireless service EBITDA margin of 50.1 percent," .Even so, the total wireless revenue of $18.2 billion was down 0.7 percent year-over-year, "due to decreases in service and equipment revenues."Raising the activation fee will help AT get a little more from each customer.
Various other genes on the list are likely to help the pandas' digestion.Some of the genes are known to be involved in protein digestion, while others help with the uptake of vitamins A and B12, which are in low supply in bamboo.And in both species, the umami taste receptor gene has been pseudogenized —it can no longer produce a functional protein.Umami is a critical taste sense for meat-eating animals, the authors write, and the loss of function may be an evolutionary response to the dietary shift from carnivory and omnivory to herbivory.
Apple could be preparing a new facial and gesture recognition feature for its upcoming iPhone 8 according to an analyst.Cowen and Company's Timothy Arcuri has predicted via BusinessInsider that Apple's next handset will use a new front-facing laser-based facial recognition feature.Specifically, the analyst says the iPhone 8 will come in a 5.8-inch model, that packs "some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera .It's the first we've heard of such a feature, and is obviously far from verified.But it bodes well for a more innovative iPhone instalment than last year's somewhat anti-climactic iPhone 7.Apple bought infrared sensor company Primesense in 2013, so it would make sense for the firm to finally be adding some sort of infrared tech to its iPhone series.
Long awaited Android Nougat update for Oukitel U7 Plus is already out in the open via OTA, but the company wants to point out the installation is not as simple as you would expect.Because it s a cross-OS update and the amount of changes between Android 6.0 and Android 7.0 staggering it s important to do a two step action.Step 1 : Click the Wireless update to find the latest version of Android 6.0 update OUKITEL U7 Plus V20.0 20161220, then download and install it.Step 2 : After installing the Marshmallow last update click the Wireless update again and the program will find the new version OUKITEL U7 Plus V0.9 20170112, which is finally the Nougat one.Before you start downloading it make sure you have at least 16 GB TF card inserted and set up as portable storage and the phone charged with 30 percent battery or more.The Nougat update is so massive it needs to use the extra TF card space for the installation.After the update finishes you can take the TF card out, but expect it can take even more than 1 hour to install the update successfully.If the OTA update steps seem too complicated for you, then it s maybe better to install the Nougat update manually via connection to the computer.Just make sure you have all your data backed up.
Some people really, really don't want to give up theirThe devices are subject to a global recall because they can explode — but months later, some die-hard customers are still refusing to give them up.According to a report from Fortune, US telecoms giant Verizon is planning to take extreme measures against these hold-out users:
As a huge network of professionals, LinkedIn provides 80 percent of all social media leads for B2B marketers.To help reach these audiences, data intelligence firm DataSift announced this week a new service that analyzes the topics and kinds of content that most interest specific job holders among LinkedIn s 467 million members.This new LinkedIn Engagement Insights, DataSift says, is the first such offering at scale.It utilizes DataSift s Pylon social analytics platform to deliver insights for finding audiences, boosting a brand or improving content for ad planning and content marketing.DataSift says it is the only strategic data provider for LinkedIn, and this is its first partnership with the social network.Search Engine Land's SMX West is returning to San Jose in 2017!
According to reports from various countries with a strong presence of Chinese phone brands, the Meizu M5 and the M5 Note could be heading out of China very soon.The phones are expected to launch in Indonesia and India very soon, along with a possibility of them hitting the European market soon after.The devices were spotted at Postel, which you can think of as the Indonesian cousin of the FCC.However, details provided by the authority were scarce.Thankfully, the devices have been around a while so we know what to expect.The Meizu M5 comes with a 5.2-inch 1280 x 720p display, and is powered by the mid-range MediaTek MT6750 SoC.Along with that, it has a 3070mAh battery, and features either 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 16GB or 32GB of ROM respectively.The M5 Note, on the other hand, comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display and runs on the newer MediaTek Helio P10 SoC.With that, it has 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB storage and a beefier 4000mAh battery.
The era of clunky, chunky fitness-tracking bands isn t quite behind us, but a new crop of trackers prove you don t have to pick between health and good looks.Withings marries the two in its $180 Steel HR band, which combines the look of a classic analog timepiece with a heart rate sensor for accurate fitness-tracking without sacrificing style.The Steel HR is the next generation of the Activité Steel, which I reviewed more than a year ago and loved.Under its new parent company Nokia, Withings hasn t departed from its classic design sensibility, which takes a cue from Swiss timepieces.The new optical heart rate sensor monitors your resting heart rate when you sleep and your maximum heart rate during workouts, which is brand new for Withings and a useful addition.If you want to jump-start a workout, just long press the crown on the side and wait for a second until you feel a vibration—that s the sign that the Steel HR is in exercise mode though it will automatically track activities like walking, running, and swimming if you forget .
Nintendo has just confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game for the company s soon to be replaced Wii U.It s a bittersweet moment for die-hard fans of the console — and yes, they exist.Nintendo of America s Reggie Fils-Aime told Polygon after the switch event earlier this week in New York that from a first-party standpoint, there s no new development coming… We really are at the end of life for Wii U. Fortunately, the game is looking to be a hell of a swan song, and people chary of picking up a Switch at launch will be happy to learn that the two versions of the game, for Nintendo s outgoing and incoming consoles, should be nearly identical.The Switch version will run better and at a higher resolution, and some graphical effects will be improved, but the Wii U version won t be missing any real features.I played an earlier version of the game on Wii U this last E3 and it controlled and looked great.
Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%00:00The ScenePlayMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenNeed TextNo compatible source was found for this video.Advertisement 0:15NAIAS 2017: the future of EV motors with Bosch Ars TechnicashareplaysaveI am a skip button.I thought the primary downside to the in-hub electric motor idea was the unsprung weight it imposes on the suspension.Edit: duh, axle is not hub... Never mind!If I believe the salesman at 1:04, the torque starts at 1000Nm and goes up to 6000Nm rather than 'up to 1000Nm' googling for 'axle torque' works startlingly badly, because it gets you lots of hits on what settings should be used for your torque wrench when assembling an axle; on the other hand, 1000Nm is rather more torque than the Tesla P85D is advertised at, so I suspect I'm confused about units here .What I was hearing was a 5-10% cost efficiency, not power efficiency, due to the integration.
by Daisy Hernandez, Global Vice President of Product Management, Enterprise Collaboration at SAPImproving workplace collaboration often involves connecting the right people at the right times.Fostering cohesive bonds increases the likelihood that employees will accept and adopt the desired change, according to Burris, who studies the relationship between leaders and employees, focusing on the employee voice.Daisy Hernandez DH : You wrote in Harvard Business Review about the concept of a collective voice for employees.Ethan Burris EB : A collective voice is when a group of employees bring issues to their boss/manager.This approach is also helpful for employees that don t have the appropriate relationships, or skills think public speaking, personal connections/relationships, etc.
More Charts It was a big beat for Netflix on Wednesday, as the streaming giant reported higher-than-expected numbers for its fourth quarter earnings.As this chart from Statista shows, the results are the cap on what s been a strong year for Netflix as a whole.The company closes the 2016 fiscal year with 93.8 million subscribers, up nearly 20 million from the year prior, and a long way from the days from when it mostly sold DVDs.The lion s share of that growth appears to be a result of Netflix s expansion outside the US, where 47% of its subscribers now reside.Investors may still be concerned with slowing subscriber growth back in the US, and the fact that it s still spending a truckload to produce its original shows, but at this point you can see why Netflix isn t that worried about things like net neutrality changes.NOW WATCH: Airplane designers have a brilliant idea for the middle seatLoading video...
Amazon has been granted a patent for a system that attempts to deal with the problem of autonomous vehicles navigating reversible lanes.The firm filed the patent in November 2015, and had the filing granted this week.It focuses on self-driving cars and how they would operate in a lane where the direction of traffic changes depending on traffic flow.Amazon's patent focuses specifically on communications between autonomous vehicles and road management systems, detailing methods of sharing lane direction information with driverless cars.The system laid out in the filing is applicable to any type of vehicle, including but not limited to cars, trucks, vans, buses, street cars, helicopters, trains, subways, aircrafts, boats, etc., regardless of how powered or driven.There's nothing in the patent that addresses Amazon developing its own driverless cars, but such a move would make sense given the company has its own fleet of semi-trucks that deliver products between Amazon warehouses.
If anything about gets a player to check out early, it will be its length.Like most games, it takes dozens of hours just to get through the main story, most of which is composed of dialogue and cutscenes.I m talking about hours upon hours of seemingly endless character chatter.In fact, if you do play through the central story, you ll probably wind up more than playing it.The vast reams of dialogue are only occasionally broken up by close combat scenarios, running from A to B, and, uh, karaoke mini-games.
By Robert Pease, Pipeline Performance Lead for Heinz MarketingCan you measure the ROI of content marketing?How much investment is required to see customer conversions that can be attributed directly to my content?As I covered previously in the Case for Content Marketing, investing in content marketing is a core component of a modern marketing plan and if you are not doing it, you are behind…or maybe missing out on a competitive advantage.Using content to reach your target prospects on their terms and in a format they choose to consume will have direct and meaningful impact on your sales pipeline and business success.Think of content as part of upper funnel activities designed to reach and engage your target audience with the goal of getting them to your website.
Japan Display Inc Chief Executive Mitsuru Homma poses in front of the company's logo at its headquarters in Tokyo.It s a brand new era for our smartphones and especially for their displays, since JDI Japan Display now started mass producing 5 inch displays with a pixel density over 500 ppi.According to the Japanese company, the new 5 LTPS LCD displays have WQHD resolution 1440 2560 and are being manufactured with a new technology that reduces power consumption over 25%.What s really interesting with these new displays is the fact that they have an integrated circuit chip that enables the upscaling function from 1080p to 1440p.This way, the screen can display WQHD images even if the smartphone uses a Full HD-compatible SoC!Unfortunately these new tech 5 inch displays will be ready any time soon, so we will probably see them in the smartphones that will be announced by the end of this year or early 2018.
I would argue that for some high-concept shows at least , weekly broadcasts are better.Certainly for Westworld because it gave time for the viewers to review and tease out information together.Shows that are released all at once like Stranger Things don't have this opportunity to form a community where everyone's at the same place in watching it.If you're halfway through watching a binge-season you daren't look at anything related to it on the net because you know you'll get spolied.There's also a certain perhaps rather sadistic value in making people wait for the satisfaction of finding out what comes next.You end up thinking more about the epsode you've just watched, but it also enhances the anticipation of finding out the answers.