p Some days ago we have seen some stunning pictures captured on the Oppo R11 leaked to the press by Oppo themselves.Well, it appears as today we have some more and these look even better in our opinion.Photos are shot in what gets called “Portrait Mode”, that basically means the phone uses the two cameras to capture the image and depth information, then the software is able to blur the background if you wish to do so.As we know from previous leaks, the Oppo R11 is going to sport a 20MP front-facing camera and 20MP 16MP shooters on the back, with the second one featuring a telephoto lens.We are also aware that the Oppo R11 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 2900mAh battery and feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display.Meanwhile the bigger Oppo R11 Plus comes with a 6-inch display, 6GB of RAM and a 3880mAh battery.
p NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the sweet and spooky tones of Jupiter's ionosphere, and it sounds a lot like an old modem from the early 1990s if it were a little drunk and handshaking with a BBS hosted by the local haunted house.Juno picked up plasma wave signals, which are basically charged particles from the sun (also called solar wind) bouncing off Jupiter's magnetic field.The above video shows a frequency time spectrogram that allows you to see and hear the increasing plasma density that corresponds with Juno's approach on February 2.The audio is a little distant and creepy, as you kind of expect from anything in space, but then there's the brief tones that sound like that old modem handshake in a bizarrely familiar way."The momentary, nearly pure tones follow a scale related to the electron density, and are likely associated with an interaction between the Juno spacecraft and the charged particles in Jupiter's ionosphere," NASA said in a statement."The exact source of these discrete tones is currently being investigated."
p POLL The self-described “Veteran Unix Admin collective” that in 2014 promised to give the world a cut of Debian without systemd has delivered: Devuan 1.0.0 LTS hit the web today.The collective's objections to systemd were rooted in the belief that its inclusion in Debian created “a lock in systemd dependencies which is de-facto threatening freedom of development and has serious consequences for Debian, its upstream and its downstream.”So they forked it, initially suggesting they'd get the job done some time in 2015.A beta eventually emerged in April 2016, followed by a second beta in November 2016 and two release candidates in April and May of 2017.Today the Collective mailed its followers to announce that: “There have been no significant bug reports since Devuan Jessie RC2 was announced only three weeks ago and the list of release critical bugs is now empty.So finally Devuan Jessie Stable is ready for release!”
p Feeling less than impressed with using virtual reality on your phone, but don't want to drop the money on a fancy PC rig and high-end headset?HTC's newest offering may be for you...if you can get one.The electronics company announced the HTC Link, a little brother of sorts to its high-end HTC Vive with its own built-in 1080 x 1200 displays and 90Hz refresh rate, but doesn't need to be tethered to a PC.Instead, the HTC Link attaches to a smartphone (specifically the HTC U11) for the necessary computing power, creating a sort of bridge between top-shelf experiences like the Vive and Oculus Rift and more affordable headsets that rely on a phone for both its display and processing, like Google's Daydream View and Samsung Gear VR.Good luck getting one, howeverHTC has not yet announced a price for the Link, making it unclear just yet if this is the cost-effective medium between mobile and PC VR that some might be hoping for.
p The threat of minefields is an ongoing and horrifying one, and the duty of clearing them is as difficult as it is dangerous.Ben Amor and Dan Dukes of Arizona State University were interested in the problem of how to deploy robots quickly to environments where their means of locomotion isn’t necessarily the best.For instance, if your bot has pointy feet and walks like a quadruped, it may not be very effective in sand or rubble.The solution the researchers propose is a robot (the “C-Turtle”) with a simple crawling gait inspired by sea turtles’ movement in sand.A special learning algorithm tweaks the movement on the fly, and the robot itself is basically made from a single sheet of material and can be constructed or modified in a matter of hours.“In contrast to the majority of reinforcement learning algorithms that potentially require many trials, our method needs only a small number of trial-and-error interactions with the environment to learn how to locomote,” Amor wrote in an email to TechCrunch.
p Essential, the new startup from Android creator Andy Rubin, has teased its upcoming smartphone for the second time./p p The shadowy photo, which the company tweeted Thursday, appears to show some sort of attachment at the top of the device./p p Take a look: /p p /p p We heard you @renan_batista - here's something to hold you over until next week: pic.twitter.com/QSIeXyjKNq /p — Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017 p If we had to guess, that bulb on the top of the phone looks likeThat would go along with another recent
p For the past few years, GE has been striving to brand itself as a company whose digital chops are just as strong as the machines it manufactures.Linda Boff, who has served as GE’s chief marketing officer for nearly two years, has helped spearhead the 125-year-old company’s new vision via a marketing strategy that relies heavily on experimentation and a willingness to be first on emerging media platforms.While GE still sometimes relies on more “traditional” mediums like television to spread its message, the company is fond of experimenting with new ways to tell its story.In the past year alone, GE has released a branded content series on YouTube called In The Wild, a fictional podcast titled LifeAfter (a follow-up to its successful sci-fi podcast The Message), and a Facebook Live video series called Drone Week that detailed how the company’s technology helps power the Olympics.Speaking with The Drum at C2 Montreal, Boff said that GE’s “plan of attack” when it comes to trying out new platforms is pretty simple.“We’ll ride the horse, but if the horse stops moving, we get off.
p The original Apple iPad was the tablet that made tablets cool, launching us into an age where huge touchscreens are the norm and long flights are a bit more bearable because of it.If you’re an Apple diehard and, for some reason, an iPad maniac, you can now own one of the rarest Apple tablets on the planet: an internal prototype of the very first iPad.The only catch is that you’ll have to shell out way more than you’ve ever considered paying for a tablet.The device, which is currently up for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $5,000, is a 16 GB version of the first generation iPad.However, unlike every other iPad filling virtual store shelves around the web, this one was meant for internal Apple use only, according to the seller.The tablet has an unsearchable serial number and lacks any of the typical markings you’d normally find on the back of an Apple tablet.
p In nature, an ecosystem is how all of the various organisms in a particular area fit together to create a lifecycle.Every plant, every insect, every animal has a purpose that the others all depend on for survival.That same basic principle can be applied to any complex system, and the lead generation process in Internet marketing is about as complex as they come.Made of numerous elements that all feed into one another, the lead generation process doesn’t function as well when any of those elements are missing or underperforming.That’s why it can be essential for Internet marketers to see the bigger picture regarding the lead generation ecosystem.Here at Straight North, a Chicago SEO firm, we’ve spent a lot of time studying successful lead generation campaigns.
p Not that we didn’t know, but OnePlus just confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 5 flagship killer will be equipped with Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC till now, the Snapdragon 835./p p /p Order the OnePlus X now!Join GizChina on Telegram p Don’t expect to learn something more guys at this time, it’s just a way for OnePlus to better promote the hype of their upcoming model and a way to further show off its performance.And what a performance you may say: according to the Chinese company the device is optimized for /p p “flawlessly smooth performance” /p p and their developers have added a feature to OxygenOS that can help manage app performance by deprioritizing apps that aren’t used often – basically imroving battery consumption along with improving overall performance.OnePlus doesn’t elaborate any more on how this feature works or mention what the feature is called but after today’s official announcement we’re surely moving closer to an official launch in the coming weeks./p Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
p ESC Games CEO Todd Swidler is Twitter’s new global head of live business, a new position focused on the business side of the social network’s livestreaming partnerships.Swidler will report to chief operating officer Anthony Noto, who, naturally, made the announcement via tweet.Swidler had only been at ESC Games since last November.Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and global head of video distribution and partnerships at Bloomberg, as well as senior director of digital products and business development at the National Basketball Association.is joining Twitter as our new Global Head of Live Business.Welcome to the flock, Todd!
p The US and other governments around the world needed a lot of help getting data from Apple devices last year.The number of national security orders issued by US law enforcement doubled to about 6,000 from the first half of 2016 to the second half of the year, Apple disclosed in its biannual transparency report.It disclosed late Monday, as part of its most recent transparency report, that one of the national security orders it received came in the form of a declassified national security letter.It didn't provide any more information about the letter, including when it originally received the order or what it involved.Twitter disclosed in January that it received two from the FBI in the last two years that previous came with gag orders not to discuss them.Apple fought a very public battle against the FBI last year, and it has taken a strong stance in favor of protecting customer privacy.
p The overhead halogen lights in my kitchen use between 6.0 and 15.1 kilowatt-hours of energy a month.I know now what the big draws are in my home, power-wise, thanks to the Sense Home Energy Monitor, a roughly $300 device that hooks up to your electrical panel and listens and learns from your appliances and electronics.By picking up the electronic signature of individual devices, the Sense used algorithms to differentiate between my fridge and my oven.Each time I turn on my oven, the Sense tracks the amount of energy it’s using in watts.A couple months ago, an electrician came to install the Sense; it’s definitely not a job for an amateur.The electrician told me that due to my ‘60s-era configuration, the device wouldn’t be able to get a read on every device in my home like it would in other setups.
p Some will call staying at one agency for over 13 years magic.The Boston University alum started his tenure with the digital shop back in 2004 as a Flash developer.From producer to executive director, he helped establish the agency’s in-house content studio.Then, as president and later CEO, turning the shop of just over 100 into an agency of innovation, one of Dentsu Aegis’ top small shops, and one of the best places to work in New York City.Among his many passions, endurance events with GORUCK Challenges, and magic performances for the children of Sanctuary for Families, a NY-based organization that empowers and transforms the lives of domestic violence survivors.What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen happen in a new business pitch?
p The Wikimedia Foundation has won another day in court challenging the National Security Agency over the government's so-called "Upstream" surveillance program that was disclosed by Edward Snowden.While there's still an uphill battle for the surveillance to be declared unconstitutional, as Wikimedia alleges, the decision Tuesday by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals is important nevertheless.That's because a lower court had ruled that Wikimedia didn't even have a right to sue.The lower court said the foundation that runs the online encyclopedia Wikipedia could not demonstrate that the digital communications of the Wikipedia community editors and Wikipedia staff were being vacuumed up by the congressionally approved, large-scale surveillance.The suit asserts that the surveillance violates the Fourth Amendment because the massive monitoring of the Internet backbone, authorized by a secret court known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, does not require probable cause or individualized suspicion.The suit also alleges a First Amendment violation—that the mere existence of the program chills speech and prevents those associated with Wikimedia from communicating electronically.
p While the presidency of Donald Trump has been a boon for publications like the Wall Street Journal – the era of “fake news” has left some advertisers and publishers cooling towards Facebook and Google as a platform for brands, notes News Corp's new global technology chief Marc Frons.While Frons wants NewsCorp to learn from big tech platforms, and keep its brands publishing through social sites – the deal has to stack up.Frons was confirmed in the role of chief technology officer earlier this month after Paul Cheesbrough moved along to the same role at sister company 21st Century Fox.In a recent interview with BeetTV, he notes that NewsCorp is continuing to innovate and seek new challenges, particularly in areas of voice computing.Frons sees the shift continuing to move towards mobile but “voice computing has also come to the fore”."With Alexa, Echo, etc, people are asking for the news, the weather, directions, to shop and we see voice as one of the biggest growth areas.
p If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner thinking of adding a couple of controllers to enable Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races with the whole crew, you could do a lot worse than the retro-styled range from 8bitdo.The third-party manufacturer is rolling out a firmware update for its wireless NES, SNES and N64-themed controllers to include Switch support.Indeed, with the new firmware v4.0 update (via The Verge) the entire range of classically-styled pads are compatible with Nintendo’s 2017 console.Certain features, like HD rumble and 6-axis motion controls aren’t supported, but for games like Mario Kart that won’t be a problem.Also, once the Switch’s virtual console goes live, these pads will be perfect for reliving 8-bit, 16-bit and 64-bit titles from yesteryear.It remains unclear when Nintendo will launch the virtual console, but we're hopeful there'll be some news at next month's E3 expo.
p Chinese technology giant Huawei Technology unveiled three new Matebook products in Berlin on Tuesday, in an effort to expand income channels for its struggling consumer business group.Of the three newly-launched products, the Matebook X and Matebook D series, which feature indivisible keyboards in a conventional clamshell design, reflect the first laptops by the company in a conventional clamshell design.The MateBook X is an easy-to-carry 13-inch fanless laptop which is also the first notebook to feature Dolby Atmos Sound System with speakers co-designed with Dolby.Available in grey, gold and rose gold, the colour options show that Huawei is seeking to broaden its appeal to female consumers.The Matebook E series features a 2-in-1 tablet with a folio-style keyboard that rivals Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface products.The 15.6-inch Matebook D series features high-end specifications
p Huawei launched earlier today the successor to last year’s A1 Band, that goes under the name Honor A2 Smartband and it’s surely an upgraded model with a lot of potential./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p Unlike the first model that lacks a display, this new one comes with a 0,96 inch OLED display with impressive luminosity, and offers a vast selection of features such as a continuous heart monitor, a calorie counter, a pedometer that counts your steps and that can even tell when you are cycling or just running etc./p p As most fitness trackers, it packs a sedentary reminder, a sleep monitor and can also provide the standard notification alerts.There is also a find-my-phone feature for those moments when you can’t remember where you dropped your device./p p The Honor A2 smartband is compatible with Android 4.4/iOS 8.0 and up devices, it connects with our phones via Bluetooth 4.2 technology, offers IP67 certification and packs a 95mAh battery that should offer up to 9-days of battery life./p p It will be available in various colors (black, red, white, yellow) and it will go for sale on Vmall June 9 with a price tag of 30$.
p Straight out of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects Group) comes Soli, a brand new sensing device that uses radar to track movement in real-time.The technology is small enough to fit in a wearable device, and can identify movement and gestures, bringing the type of Minority Report-style interfaces a little bit closer to reality.One of the most interesting uses of the Soli sensor is as a musical instrument, which is precisely what three academics have created, figuring out how to use the system for musical interaction.You can check it out in the video above.You can see how, simply by moving the hand, a user is able to create a variety of sounds.Some are decidedly electronic-sounding, while others closely replicate the noise of organs and string instruments.