Not really, but I ll still buy it, because it s about what the game and console combine to offer that compels.There are also new characters: Splatoon s Inkling Boy and Girl, King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr., a completely revamped Battle Mode to include Balloon Battle and Bob-Omb Blast and new karts.Watch: Hands-on with Nintendo SwitchPlayers can now also carry two items, like in Double Dash, although bizarrely you can t switch between the main and reserve item, which is doubly strange considering the name of the console I m playing the game on.The improvement to the game running at 1080p/60FPS at all times on the TV of course , regardless of split-screen is much-needed, as 30 FPS on Wii U made the game look broken.I played the game in all its variants: On the TV, on the Switch with the Joy Con controllers attached either side and with the Switch on its kickstand using one Joy-Con, which was housed in a wheel much like Mario Kart Wii came with, though much tinier.
"Mutant foods" from the cronut to the ramen burger come and go, disappearing from social media as quickly as they blow up.But San Francisco's passion for the sushi burrito refuses to die.When we first laid eyes on the mythical sushirrito" on Reddit in 2013, it seemed too good to be true: a sushi roll swollen to the size of a burrito, stuffed with veggies, sauces, rice, and raw fish, and eaten with your hands.Fast-forward four years, and people are still forming lines outside Sushirrito, a Bay Area restaurant chain that claims to be the birthplace of this beastly food.I stopped by Sushirrito's location in SoMa to see if the sushi burrito meets the hype.
Silicon Valley and its New York counterpart Silicon Alley have long reigned as the main coastal hubs for tech innovation.Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in their hometowns or in less tech-focused metros.Now, places like Utah, Seattle, Boston, and Colorado are becoming hubs for enterprise and consumer startups.We've compiled a list of exciting startups outside of New York and San Francisco by talking to investors, fellow journalists, and active members of the tech scene.Unless otherwise noted, all funding information comes from venture capital database PitchBook.
It's a definite step up from the basic Swift 2 and most other cheap phones.However, with pricing starting at a modest £219, it targets the same space as Motorola s stellar Moto G4 Plus – one of a select few phones to achieve TrustedReviews' hallowed 5-star rating.With the screen turned off, the Swift 2 X looks all but identical to its cheaper sibling, the Swift 2 – but this isn t necessarily a bad thing.Wileyfox has also done a great job of making the phone tick all the right usability boxes, adding niceties such as a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and the newer USB-C charging port.The USB-C adapter means the phone should have better data-transfer speeds than most other sub-£200 phones on the market, which still tend to use the older Micro USB standard.Thanks to the inclusion of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 it should also let the 3,010mAh battery charge up super-quickly, though I didn t get a chance to test this during my hands-on.
Now this U.K.-based automotive manufacturer has the human resources HR software to match its hugely ambitious vision of transforming the company to better serve approximately 39,000 employees in 24 countries.After implementing SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management and SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics and Planning, Jaguar Land Rover recently won the SuccessFactors HR Excellence President s Award.People are very committed here to genuinely give more as we act on our passion for our premium products.For example, the company has reduced time-to-hire from 80 to 50 business days, a 46 percent acceleration.HR couldn t deliver the people solutions without having technology like SAP SuccessFactors, said Farida Lockhat, IT Program Manager at Jaguar Land Rover.HR expects further decreases to reach 26 percent by 2020 while generating a positive return on investment within four years.
Children bingeing on their phones, TVs, and laptops isn't necessarily bad for their health, with parents wrongly focusing on "screen time" over screen context.That's according to Sue Fletcher-Watson, a developmental psychologist at the University of Edinburgh.Fletcher-Watson has criticised screen time as an umbrella
Barely a week before he leaves office, U.S. President Barack Obama s administration has authorized controversial new legislation that grants America s 16 intelligence organizations access to raw communications data from the NSA s surveillance efforts.The New York Times reported that on January 3 Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed new regulations that permit the 16 divisions — which include the army, navy, coastguard, CIA and FBI — access to raw signals intelligence information.In the past, information passed on by the NSA was filtered so that an agency would only receive information deemed relevant to their request for data.Now, they will gain access to the full content stash brought in by the NSA s surveillance dragnet, assuming that their request is accepted.Analysts can later apply filters to focus on the more pertinent data, but the government has enacted this change to give its analysts access to more atoms of data.The idea being that they may find useful information that they would otherwise not have gotten.
But its problems won t end there: San Francisco s District Attorney filed a lawsuit today accusing the company of false advertising and unfair business practices.The lawsuit is the result of several months of investigation, a statement from the DA s office explained.It was filed today, but Lily was informed yesterday — likely prompting the decision late last night to issue refunds and dissolve the company.Maybe they were planning to do it anyway, but the timing is certainly a little suspect.I ve contacted the company for comment.Part of the suit has to do with the initial pitch video, watched by millions of people, showing off what appeared to be a Lily drone following users and shooting video.
This box of 1,200 pounds of remaindered DS cartridges isn't literally what's being sold by GameStop, but it gives you the general idea of what's available in this sale.We can't these DS game prices will inflate in a decade or so, when the kids that grew up with the Nintendo DS suddenly have a lot of disposable income to throw at a nostalgia-chasing collection of old cartridges.That said, we can pretty much guarantee these games are never going to be sold for much than they are today.As Nintendo prepares to cut off the DS line in favor of , this is the time for value-focused gamers and collectors to strike.
February 2017 could be a good month for content marketers thanks to events, holidays, and history.But content marketing can also be something of a challenge, since some businesses find it hard to know what to write about.For the 51st time, the American Football Conference winner will play the National Football Conference winner to decide the league champion.This game, the Super Bowl, will be held on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.It could be the most watched sporting event in the United States this year.The Super Bowl will also elicit millions of searches online as fans consider nearly every aspect of the game.
China s most valuable startup, Xiaomi, is aiming sky high in 2017.CEO Lei Jun said that despite struggling for the past two years, Xiaomi is targeting $14.5 billion in global sales this year.2016 was a year in which we took time to catch our breaths and slow our rapid pace to make essential adjustments to our business that will enable us to go further, Lei Jun said in a letter to staff on Tuesday.The Chinese tech company breached triple digit growth figures in its formative years but has since fallen behind competitive rivals like Vivo and Huawei.Xiaomi was reputed to be China s equivalent of Apple after successive years of doubled revenue and a swift climb up the Chinese smartphone market.Xiaomi had set a $14.5 billion sales target for 2015 as well but the past two years have seen declining shipments.As of today, Xiaomi s net worth is estimated to be $8.4 billion, down from a private valuation of $45 billion in 2014.Plans For Xiaomi Sales RevampIn response to the stagnation in global sales, Xiaomi made changes in several business areas including offline presence and overseas sales.
Ulefone just announced a promotion regarding their budget-friendly and battery-centric for a 5-inch phone Ulefone U008 Pro.It will now cost just $59, that is a $40 off discount over the original price.Beware Ulefone will only offer 2000 units at this price, to get one you need to subscribe now to their mailing list by leaving your email, duh , then you ll get a link from where you can buy the U008 Pro at that special price when the promotion begins.Before doing that, you might want some info about the phone, though!The Ulefone U008 Pro comes packing a 5-inch HD display, a MT6737 CPU clocked at 1.3Ghz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.The phone also features a Sony IMX219 8.0MP 5-elements rear camera interpolated to 13MP and a 3500mAh Sony battery which should be enough to get you through a day.The Ulefone U008 Pro supports LTE networks, dual-SIM, has a microSD slot and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.Aesthetically the phone is made of a metal unibody design with a physical home button below the display and it s available in grey, pink, and black.You can find Ulefone s special promotion over here, otherwise go here to read more about the Ulefone U008 Pro.
China s Gionee have announced a new mid-range phone for their home market in the Gionee Steel 2.The Steel 2 comes with a 4000mAh battery, and features a 5-inch display.Have a look at the full specifications below.Gionee Steel 2 Specifications5-inch 1280 x 720p display1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek processor unspecified model 3GB RAMMali T720 GPU8 mega-pixel rear camera16GB/32GB ROM expandable up to 128GB via microSD Android 6.0Fingerprint sensorIt ll be available in Jazz Gold and Gold Black colour variants.As you can see from the spec set above, GizChina readers outside of China will probably not be too frustrated about not having this phone available anywhere else besides China.The phone costs 1299 yuan in China, which translates to about $187.Not sure what Gionee are after with this one, but their track record says that they know a thing or two about the offline market.
The list seemed straightforward and simple as I wrote it.But after looking at it with an extra year of wisdom let s be honest, 2016 aged us all at least three years , I realised I aimed a bit too high.I am reasonably certain I did not touch this game in all of 2016.I am sorry, Polish gaming gods.That s mainly because I spent most of 2016 playing Overwatch instead of League of Legends.Depression, stress, the general state of my country and dating younger women certainly affect it, but not this game.
Investors backed UK tech companies with £6.7 billion in 2016, according to data from London & Partners, the Mayor ofThe data, sourced from deal database Pitchbook, shows that the UK s technology sector drew more investment than that of any other European country in 2016, according to London & Partners.More than a third of the money went to tech companies in London,
U.K. peer-to-peer lending start-up Funding Circle has raised 82 million pounds US$100 million in a vote of confidence for the young industry even after the Brexit vote last year.The round was led by global venture capital firm Accel with participation from existing Funding Circle investors including DST Global, Index Ventures and Temasek.We are a fintech business and we are all about delivering a world class service to businesses and investors and to make sure we have the best product we imagine.We wanted to raise more funds to invest in our technology, James Meekings, co-founder of Funding Circle, told CNBC by phone.A firm can apply for a loan on Funding Circle and is then matched with investors who could be a mixture of individuals, government or large financial institutions.A business makes repayments to Funding Circle with interest which is then distributed to the investors.
Lenovo s fourth-quarter shipments advanced 1.7 per cent to 15.693 million units from the same period of 2015, according to an IDC estimate.Lenovo Group ended six consecutive quarters of declining shipments to retain its spot as the world s largest personal computer supplier last year, despite sliding global sales across the industry.Hong Kong-listed Lenovo saw its personal computer shipments increase slightly in the three months to December 31, driven by strong holiday sales in Europe and North America, according to preliminary data released on Thursday by technology research firms IDC and Gartner.That enabled the Chinese technology giant to maintain its place at the top of the global personal computer market for a 15th straight quarter.The broad personal computer market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growthIDC estimated that Lenovo s fourth-quarter shipments advanced 1.7 per cent to 15.693 million units, up from 15.434 million in the same period of 2015.
The UMi Z is the newest from the Chinese phone maker s stable.The phone went on pre-sale on the 4th this month, and another retailer has just announced pre-sales.The UMi Z is now available for booking on Everbuying.The phone will set you back by $279.99 normally, but the pre-sale means you will be able to avail it for $219.99.This $60 discount is applicable on the first 80 units for pre-orders.The specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X27 SoC, 4GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, front flash enabled selfie camera, and a 3780mAh battery.Follow this link to avail the phone at the aforementioned price.Are you planning on getting one this season?Let us know in the comments section below!
For the most part, artificial intelligence these days is pretty sweet.Whether you want to set a timer with your voice, play a game of chess with a computer or just put a Minion s head on Superman s body, AI can help you achieve your goal.Of course, that same power can be used for things that are not so sweet, like, um, killing us all.In light of those possibilities, some of tech s biggest names launched an initiative on Tuesday to help steer AI in a way that maximizes the benefits to society.That includes eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, who will each donate $10 million to the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, anchoring its initial investment of $27 million.MIT s Media Lab and Harvard s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society will serve as the fund s principal institutions, supporting research that addresses the ethical challenges posed by AI by bridging the gap between the hard and soft sciences.
When the email arrived last summer, after LinkedIn had agreed to be bought by Microsoft for $26 billion, Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, couldn't believe his eyes.He re-read the email from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella several times and then he picked up the phone and got Nadella on the phone to confirm it.Nadella wanted Weiner to be the point person for the acquisition, the guy responsible for leading the merging of LinkedIn into Microsoft.It basically put Weiner fully in charge of the ways that LinkedIn and Microsoft would integrate their various products together and many other decisions.This helped sooth the nerves of people who had no interest in working for Microsoft, according to sources.It was an unusual set up.Typically an integration team is led by someone from the company doing the buying, and, Microsoft usually tag teams this part of the process.Nadella's conditionsWhile it's common for an acquiring company to promise such a hands-off experience while courting a potential acquisition, it's also common for the buying company to actually be pretty hands-on after the deal closes.We've heard stories of the CEOs of acquired companies showing up the first day after the acquisition to discover that their engineering team was being relocated one place, while they were given a small office elsewhere.He wanted LinkedIn's data to be used to enrich Microsoft's customer relationship management product CRM , the one that competes with rival Salesforce.When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff started rattling his chains and complaining to regulators about the acquisition, people on the transition team rolled their eyes.They were confident that Benioff's efforts wouldn't succeed in derailing the acquisition, but "the irony wasn't lost" on them, one person close to the company said.