The world-famous London Piccadilly Lights were switched off on Monday morning and will remain off for nine months.The current screens are being replaced with a 17.65 meter by 44.62 meter single screen, with six advertisers sharing theCoca-Cola and Samsung have renewed their contracts with the owner of the site, Land Securities.
Duty free shops in Korea have begun to invite internet celebrities from China, better known as Wang Hong there, to attract Chinese tourists during the upcoming holiday season.The shops are seeking to break through Beijing s economic retaliation against Seoul s decision to deploy a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD battery here.Last Wednesday, HDC Shilla invited four Chinese internet celebrities to HDC I Park Mall and Shilla I PARK Duty Free in Yongsan, central Seoul.The online stars, who have millions of followers on social media such as Weibo, broadcast their shopping for two hours to China through their smartphones.At toy store Toys & Hobby in I Park Mall, the four introduced kidult culture in Korea, which has yet to be seen in China.They introduced Korea s fashion and beauty brands as well at The Handsome and 3 Concept Eyes outlets in Shilla I PARK Duty Free.
At just 210mm wide, 62mm tall and weighing less than a kilogram – this is a ridiculously impressive gaming desktop.Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN1060 – FeaturesLet s get this out of the way first: the GTX 1060 inside this machine isn t quite as powerful as the full-fat desktop card that was released in late 2016.That slight reduction still leaves the GTX 1060 with higher clocks than every GPU from last year s 900-series range, and it continues to be accompanied by 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked to 8,000MHz.The slight down-clocking is a fine price to pay for such compact performance.A closer look at the specification reveals just how Zotac has been able to cram the GTX 1060 inside such a tiny PC.
Welcome back to another edition of B2B Trending Conversations, our weekly roundup of the hottest B2B posts sifted and sorted from Twitter, LinkedIn and other social sites.There are also tips on choosing the right social platform for your B2B company and an infographic on holistic inbound marketing.The 7 Biggest B2B Lead Generation Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid https://t.co/TUPL4biBx3 B2B LeadGeneration— Jason Gordon @JasonGordons January 10, 2017The bad news first: B2B professionals make plenty of mistakes when it comes to lead generation.Strong Social Media lists seven glaring lead gen blunders and helps you avoid them.
LeEco have dodged a massive bullet this week and received a hefty chunk of investment that should mean the company can live a little longer.LeEco make everything from smartphones, cars, bikes, and TV s but it s fast growth has caused the brand to run out of cash, and even caused the companies billionaire CEO to drop his salary to just 1 yuan.For LeEco fans though there is good news!Sunoco China Holdings, a Chinese property developer has invested a cool $2.2 billion in to LeEco, this is in addition to a separate investment that has been pumped in to LeEco s driverless car project.The new investment should keep the company a float for a little while longer and could mean that launches planned and then postponed for India might now go ahead.LeEco are also committed to expanding in the U.S too.For their investment, Sunac will receive a 33.5% stake in Leash s Smart TV company and a 15% share of LeShi pictures.
MEPs are discussing rules for human-robot interaction, including whether robots should come with a kill switch to allow them to be shut down in an emergency.A report from MEPs claims there is a "new industrial" robot revolution on its way, and calls for rules to be put in place ahead of its arrival.Specifically, the report explores whether to give robots legal status as "electronic persons", which would see them given human-style rights.It also discusses the rise of artificial intelligence: "Now that humankind stands on the threshold of an era when ever more sophisticated robots, bots, androids and other manifestations of artificial intelligence "AI" seem poised to unleash a new industrial revolution, which is likely to leave no stratum of society untouched, it is vitally important for the legislature to consider all its implications."The report goes on to recommend a 'general basic income' for robots and AI, inviting member states to 'seriously consider' the reccomendation.Much of the discussion echoes sentiments from prominent tech leaders such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk, who have been warning of an impending AI takeover for some time now.
Its feature set is what you'd expect of a fitness tracker at its price – namely an accelerometer and gyrometer for activity and sleep tracking, and a heart rate sensor on the back.It s also water resistant to an IP68 rating, so will happily go for a swim or in the shower.It promises up to six days of battery life – although my actual experience was far from this – and has an always-on-display for its watch-like face.Yet for all of this, the Huawei Fit still feels very much like a by-the-numbers fitness tracker that covers the basics without really asserting itself in a crowded market.Its industrial chic is far removed from the similarly shaped Withings Go, feeling far more premium and better resembling a traditional watch.There s a choice of colours, including a black band with black watchcase and either blue or orange bands alongside a silver watchcase.
Microsoft has faced criticism for Windows 10's privacy settings in recent months, and now it looks like it's doing something about it.The company is set to introduce an online privacy dashboard with the upcoming Creators Update, which is due to launch in Spring this year.This portal will allow users to see activity data such as location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.As Windows chief Terry Myerson explains in a blog post: "When you are signed in with your Microsoft account, you can go to account.microsoft.com/privacy to review and clear data such as browsing history, search history, location activity, and Cortana s Notebook – all in one place."This is our first step in expanding the tools that give you visibility and control over your data spanning Microsoft products and services, and we will continue to add more functionality and categories of data over time."That basically means you'll be able to choose between Basic and Full data collection levels, which is certainly more simple but seems a tad limited, especially seeing as the Basic level will now collect even less data than before.
By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz MarketingIt s time for more than just New Years Resolutions.In January this year and moving forward here are ten recommended focus areas to set up a hugely successful new year.Document it, and start storing those post-mortem summaries somewhere that they can be revisited on a regular basis.What do you want to learn and where will you find it?The more integrated you are into your sales team s annual kick-off meetings, the more likely you are perceived as and acting/operating as a cohesive, integrated unit.
As is true of all missions to space, a lot could go wrong for Tom Sachs and his crew today.The sculptor although he identifies as a bricoleur is staging a six-hour mission to Europa, Jupiter s icy moon.That the performance will happen within the safe confines of San Francisco s Yerba Buena Arts Center has no bearing on the mission s success.Sachs astronauts actors will attempt to land his trove of artifacts on Europa a stage —but they might not make it.Space Program: Europa is a surreal piece of work.Sachs scrupulously reconstructed a command center, astronaut suits, and a Landing Excursion Module, all for his installation.
Paris has the Eiffel Tower.And the Turkish village of Sarikoy has its frozen tower.It stands at the edge of town, 65 feet tall and leaking constantly.But when a winter storm sent temperatures plummeting below zero, that ugly infrastructure became a beautiful icicle.Özkan Bilgin lives in the nearby city of Van, and ventured out into the bitter cold to have a look on Wednesday.He snapped a few himself, the frozen structure backlit by the late afternoon sun.
Those recent leaks of a phone purported to be the Nokia 8 have been confirmed as false!A few days ago we reported on a smartphone that many media sources believed to be a new Nokia flagship called the Nokia 8.This phone would feature a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and boast a rather impressive OIS stabilisation system for the main camera.Rumours that the phone was a new high-end Nokia came from a source named Total Tech Media, who it turns out to be TK Tech News.According to Android Authority, the person/people behind the Youtube channel are know fraudsters and even @Evleaks has had dealings with them in the past resulting in Evan Blass accusing the people of swindling him out of crowdfunding money.To further pull the leak apart, the German site who originally took the photos states that the handset is nothing more than a reference device manufactured for Qualcomm for demonstration purposes only a common practice that even Mediatek uses for new launches .So while those leaks and specs we have seen so far do look to be fake we do still have an upcoming Nokia announcement to look forward too, and that device could still be a Nokia 8, jut not this one!
Snapchat just made it much easier to navigate the app and find friends, groups, Discover publishers and Our Stories with a universal search bar that s always accessible at the top of the app.Launching today for some people on Android and rolling out soon to all iOS and Android users, the search bar lets you dig out of Snapchat the best content and conversations.The company tells TechCrunch the interface is designed for speed, so you can locate what you re looking for and keep snapping.Snapchat has been derided as confusing to some because of its unique layout and how it originally relied on users knowing how to swipe around.Improved search could be a huge boon to brands, businesses and influencers hoping to build their Snapchat audience.Previously, Snapchat only offered a fractured search interface, with boxes for finding specific conversations, accounts to follow and Stories or Discover channels scattered in three different places.
It appears Nintendo will only have two first-party games ready for the system's March 3 worldwide launch—, and .The former will launch simultaneously on the Nintendo Wii U, while the latter appears to be the usual Nintendo launch title meant to showcase an intriguing new controller via mini-games.In this case, the $49.99 will be all about , and its players apparently always duos will square off against each other in motion-specific games that ask players to look directly at each other, as opposed to the screen.Gun slinging, yoga posing, dancing, and other mini-game activities were shown in the game's trailer.The Switch event showed brief sizzle reel footage of upcoming games in the and series; the latter, curiously, will be developed by Tecmo Koei's Team Ninja, which is much better known for hack-and-slash fare , than 's turn-based strategy.And Nintendo will apparently close the year with in "holiday 2017," which Ars' Kyle Orland has written up .
Brands spent 65 per cent more on advertising on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn Instagram and Pinterest in 2016 than in 2015, according to a new report, with spend on Instagram showing the highest levels of growth.The analysis by media technology company 4C looked at US$150 million in media spend across 900 brands that manage their social activity on the five platforms through 4C s Social Ads product.The State of Social Advertising study reveals that advertisers spent 138 per cent more on paid-for posts on Instagram, a platform which saw 100 million extra members join in the six months to December 2016, growing its total membership to 600 million people.Facebook -owned Instagram launched various new features last year, which have encouraged more people to join.Stories, for example, was launched in August 2016 and appears at the top of the user s feed.It lets people and brands post short photo or video stories that disappear after 24 hours.
Shortly before Christmas, Consumer Reports, one of the most-trusted product review groups for over 80 years, said that Apple's lastest MacBook Pro had seriously inconsistent battery life, which meant that it couldn't give the computer its coveted "recommended" rating.But Apple said that it didn't understand the battery life test Consumer Reports used, and Apple's head of marketing Phil Schiller said it would work with Consumer Reports to "understand their battery tests."On Thursday, Consumer Reports said that after Apple fixed a bug, it could now give the MacBook Pro a "recommended" rating.In fact, after applying Apple's bug fix, Consumer Reports said it found the new MacBook Pro models get great battery life:The three MacBook Pros in our labs include two 13-inch models, one with Apple s new Touch Bar and one without the Touch Bar; and a 15-inch model.All 15-inch MacBook Pros come with the Touch Bar.The new average battery-life results are, in order, 15.75 hours, 18.75 hours, and 17.25 hours.Consumer Reports continues to insist that its testing issues were caused by a specific Apple bug that it uncovered.But in a statement provided to Business Insider earlier this week, Apple said that Consumer Reports' testing did "not reflect real-world usage."
Apple s AirPods have already captured an astonishing 26% of the wireless headphones market, according to new research published on Wednesday.According to Slice Intelligence via AppleInsider , the £159 cable-free buds have accounted for a quarter of all wireless headphones sold since they became available last month.The research also claimed Apple-owned Beats racked up 15.49 per cent of the trade in that time, giving Cupertino over 41% of the market overall.Prior to the belated launch of AirPods, Beats had 24.1% of the market, according to the figures, so there is evidence the W1-enabled buds have cannibalised Apple s other business somewhat.Meanwhile, there has been significant loss of market share for the likes of Bose, Jaybird and Plantronics during the last month.That, of course, is likely to even out once the initial rush to snap up Apple s AirPods has died off.
Maybe the most important thing you can do to be a great hacker is to approach your current business challenges with a childlike playfulness and discovery.You can do this framing questions with how might we…?Now that we have cleared the way for something new to show up it s now time to relieve ourselves of the responsibility of being right.We re going to relieve you of the responsibility of always having to be right!We can go way beyond just testing CTA button colors and headlines.Moreover, by exploring the outer boundaries of a given problem, domain, or metric, you can free your experiments from misleading local maximas that can create artificial ceilings in your results.
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - AUGUST 26: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne speaks at an event celebrating the start of production of three all-new stamping presses at the FCA Sterling Stamping Plant August 26, 2016 in Sterling Heights, Michigan.Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images VW Group was discovered to have almost 600,000 diesel vehicles on US roads with .The software allowed VW Group's cars to pass emissions testing under lab conditions but would reduce the effectiveness of emissions controls under real-world driving conditions, causing the cars to emit nitrogen oxide NO far in excess of federal limits.
Project Loon is the balloon initiative that Google began working on .The idea is to create a network of balloons that can carry Internet signals from cell towers to users that otherwise wouldn't be within range."High-speed Internet is transmitted up to the nearest balloon from our telecommunications partner on the ground, relayed across the balloon network, and then back down to users on the ground," ."We have demonstrated data transmission between balloons over 100km apart in the stratosphere and back down to people on the ground with connection speeds of up to 10Mbps, directly to their LTE phones."