VMLY, formed in September through the merger of WPP’s VML and Y, unveiled its global creative leadership team today.Debbi Vandeven, the former global VML chief creative officer, will maintain her role at VMLY and report to global CEO Jon Cook.Vandeven, a 2016 Adweek Creative 100 and founding member of Time’s Up Advertising, will oversee about 2,000 of VMLY’s total 7,000 employees as global CCO.“Since joining VML in 2000, Debbi has fostered a collaborative creative environment that delivers innovative work driven by inspiring connections across the connected consumer experience for clients around the world,” Cook said in a statement.“Under her leadership, VML experienced unprecedented award recognition including being named Cannes Lions Entertainment Agency of the Year two years in a row.She will, undoubtedly, continue that momentum in her new role.”
Today's list is headlined by a deal on the 128GB variant of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad, which is down to $330 as of this writing.That's $100 off its usual going rate.This iPad uses a lesser processor and non-laminated display—meaning things on-screen look slightly worse than the otherwise excellent hardware—but is still perfectly competent for the media viewing and Web browsing it's designed for.If you don't need a new tablet, we also have deals on Nvidia's Shield TV streamer, Jabra's well-reviewed Elite Active 65t wireless earphones, the Nokia 6.1 (our budget Android phone of choice), and much more.Nokia 6.1 (32GB) Unlocked Smartphone for $199.99 at Walmart or Amazon (list price $269).Select Echo and Sonos Owners: Ring Video Doorbell 2 1080p WiFi Enabled Camera for $111.99 at Amazon (use code: SMART20 - list price $199).
Just 48 short hours to go until we kick off .This is the first time we’re bringing our premier startup pitch competition to the region — home to an impressive range of early-stage tech startups — and we can’t wait to share the day with you!Don’t miss your chance to watch the best early-stage startup founders in Latin America launch their companies to the world — and the next level.It all goes down on 8 November at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil.Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so apply for a free spectator pass.An exhilarating pitch competition for starters.
Manufacturers hones constantly the performance and the composition of their deck, but how much shorter have the winter tyres ' braking distance become over the past five years?on the one hand a test of the 52 winter tires from 2012 to 2013 – and 58 the winter tires tested by 2017-2018.In both cases, was evaluated in the nordic stud - and stud-free tires in different price ranges.On the ice they have on average become 19 per cent better, and in snow, the improvement is 14 percent in terms of braking distance.– We consider in our comparison to the nordic stud tyres have evolved so much in the last five years that they are an excellent choice in southern and central Sweden.However, studded tires still ten percent better isgrepp on average, which means that they are better to choose in the north of Sweden where there is hard packed snow and ice, " says Anders Ydenius, a researcher Folksam.
The day before the midterm elections, Facebook took down a virulently anti-immigrant ad paid for by President Donald Trump, which mischaracterizes refugees walking through Mexico toward the US as violent criminals.And even Fox News stopped airing it on Monday, too.Facebook says the ad violated its policy against “sensational content,” which prohibits ads that contain “shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.” Facebook did not specify what aspects of Trump’s ad it found to be sensational.Immigration has become a major talking point for Republican campaigns across the country this election season as politicians try to rally their base in what is expected to be a number of close races.When asked why Trump’s ad was deemed sensational but Rogers’ was not, a Facebook representative didn’t immediately have an answer, but asked WIRED to send over the specific videos so they could take a closer look.The 30-second spot was posted by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and shared by Trump’s official page on Monday; in five hours, it had more than 446,000 views.
On the heels of Lime notifying the public about needing to recall some of its scooters due to fire concerns, Lime is putting $3 million toward a new safety initiative called “Respect the Ride.”The gist of the campaign is to facilitate more responsible riding, while also ensuring Lime provides its riders with a reliable fleet of vehicles.Some of the highlights of the initiative include:Bringing on a head of trust and safetyGiving away 25,000 helmets to Lime riders who pledge to ride safelyHosting a summit focused on bike- and scooter-sharing with “key stakeholders and officials” to discuss safety, transportation and policy
Amazon Day looks like one of those options you’ll wonder how you ever managed to live without.The new feature, which is currently being tested for select Prime users, offers up a choice of deliver day during the check out process.In addition to the standard options (one and two day, et al), most two-day delivery items will also come with the option to tick the day of the week you want them to show up at your front door.It’s a potential life (or at least package) saver for those of us who live in tricky apartment buildings and aren’t able to be home all of the time.Amazon confirmed the feature with CNET this week, writing in a statement, “We’re excited to be testing a new service aimed at making the delivery experience more convenient for customers.”As to why the option hasn’t been available until now, one imagines every new moving part further complicates the already complex world of shipping logistics.
Since 2009, three actresses have played Lisbeth Salander, Sweden's iconic hacker heroine sporting a dragon tattoo and a mohawk.The lastest is Claire Foy, a Golden Globe winner for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.The two are nowhere near the same world, and yet Foy proves she's up for the motorcycle-riding, scarred-deep-down hero who can hack just about anything.The Girl in the Spider's Web is the fifth Salander movie including the three Swedish TV movies starring Noomi Rapace and David Fincher's 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that shot Rooney Mara to Oscar nom stardom.But unlike the careful plotting of the previous movies, director Fede Alvarez goes for big explosions, fast car chases and plots involving -- -- nuclear warhead codes.With a hacker character like Salander, the emphasis on tech runs throughout, but it's tech that works like magic.
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The VergeThe problem with most GPS trackers is battery life, as they require a power-hungry GSM cellular connection to transmit location.The switch from GSM to Sigfox allows Invoxia to claim up to six months of GPS location tracking between charges, compared to the few weeks or days achieved by traditional GPS trackers.It’s the range of Sigfox, and its large footprint in Europe, that gives the Invoxia tracker an advantage over Bluetooth trackers as well.Relatively tiny Bluetooth trackers like Tile depend on other Tile users to create a community of beacons.Reliable long-distance tracking where Sigfox networks exist
New Rochelle, NY, October 29, 2018--New guidance is available from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to assist in the development and delivery of effective and safe interactive videoconferencing-based mental health services.This kind of telemental health service can increase access to quality healthcare, and has shown in some settings to be more effective than in-person treatment.These new best practices are published in Telemedicine and e-Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.Click here to read the full-text article free on the Telemedicine and e-Health website through November 29, 2018.The article entitled "Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health" was a team effort, coauthored by Jay Shore, MD, MPH, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora) and colleagues from University of California, Davis (Sacramento), The University of Louisville School of Medicine (KY), HealthLinkNow (Sacramento CA), The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City), Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), Seattle Children's Hospital (WA), Portland Veterans Affairs Health Care System (OR), Orbit Health Telepsychiatry (Encino, CA), and Northern California Veterans Affairs Health Care System (Sacramento).They cover a wide range of topics including emergency situations, technical considerations, choice of location for the videoconference, and privacy, security, and HIPAA.
Asus announced three new Chromebooks: the C223, C423, and C523.The Chromebook C223 features an 11.6-inch display, while the Chromebook C423 and C523 feature 14-inch and 15-inch displays, respectively.All three Chromebooks are available through various retailers.With more Chromebooks vying for the mid-tier segment of the market with prices to match, Asus decided to go much cheaper with its new trio of Chromebooks: the 11.6-inch Chromebook C223, 14-inch Chromebook C423, and C523.Starting with the Chromebook C223, the laptop features an 11.6-inch display with 1,366 x 768 resolution and an anti-glare coating, a dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a 38Wh battery that should be good for up to 10 hours of web browsing.The Chromebook C223 also features two USB Type-C ports, one regular USB 3.0 port, and a headphone jack.
After two years in stealth, Spatial is launching its augmented reality collaboration platform that enables a kind of holographic teleportation through AR.AR glasses maker Magic Leap referred to this as spatial computing.Spatial runs on various AR headsets including Microsoft HoloLens.Spatial enables a new way of working together and, if Spatial executives on its mission, could eliminate the need for video conferencing and work travel.Collective knowledge work: Quickly visualize thoughts and ideas using Spatial’sSpatial’s cross-reality platform is being piloted by Ford X, a new incubator formed by Ford to unify it’s product teams working on mobility initiatives.
They're all things that define the journey to adulthood of Starr Carter, the central character in the film The Hate U Give, which was adapted from the bestselling young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas.An Australian release is set for Jan. 1There's perhaps no one better suited to play the role of Starr than the young actor and activist Amandla Stenberg, who was best known until now as playing Rue in the Hunger Games.Stenberg is a passionate feminist and is also vocal about police brutality and the appropriation of black culture -- both issues at the heart of Starr's journey.Stenberg inhabits the lead role with a dynamism, sensitivity and slickness so hypnotic that you can barely bring yourself to blink, never mind cast your eyes away from the screen.It's a prescient tale told through Starr's own experiences, which closely echo what we see on the news and what many people of color live through every day.
In some markets, it’s local players rather than these two retail behemoths that have the advantage, due to factors ranging from cultural nuances to the lack of credit card use.Magazine Luiza, or Magalu, is a 61-year-old retailer based in São Paulo, Brazil, that began as a purveyor of color TVs and has since expanded to sectors like furniture, smartphones, housewares, tools and toys.7—and Prime still isn’t available.As smartphone adoption grows in Brazil, so too does Magalu’s ecommerce business—it had $4 billion in 2017 revenue and ecommerce accounted for about one-third.That’s up from 24 percent in 2016.“When you look at Brazil, we don’t have anything as well developed as UPS or FedEx.
Today’s smartwatches may be largely tailored to adults, but that doesn’t mean that kids have to be left out completely.In fact, Verizon has announced a new addition to its lineup of smartwatches for kids — the Verizon GizmoWatch.Apart from the 4G connectivity, you will find a basic user interface that shows the time and allows kids to message their parents quickly and easily.Parents also have a lot of control over how the watch is used.Parents can pick up to 10 phone numbers that can call kids — and any other phone number won’t go through at all.Parents can also pick up to 20 pre-approved messages that can be sent.
Di Digitals reportrar Johannes Karlsson och Viktor Ström reder ut varför den populära återvinningsappen Tiptapp har förbjudits i Stockholm, och vad som egentligen står på spel för det hajpade techbolaget.Dessutom avhandlas Googles nya giv för att runda EU:s konkurrenslagar.Techjätten ser nämligen ut att subventionera falska prisjämförelsetjänster i Sverige och resten av Europa.På andra sidan Atlanten har Netflix rapporterat ännu ett starkt kvartal, samtidigt som Uber ryktas få en jättevärdering vid sin potentiella börsnotering under 2019.Lyssna på veckans avsnitt här:Du hittar även Digitalpodden på Acast och direkt i iTunes.
Förutom att göra musik som aldrig förr har Kygo satt sitt namn på ett eget varumärke med hörlurar och högtalare.E7/900 är Kygos första öronproppsmodell som är helt trådlös.Det betyder att det inte finns någon sladd mellan de två propparna, i stället kommunicerar de trådlöst med varandra.Man kan dela med sig av musiken till en kompis, under förutsättning att han eller hon har kompatibla hörlurar och att mobiltelefonen också stöder detta.Utomhus kunde jag lägga ifrån mig mobilen och ta närmare 40 meterlånga steg innan det började dyka upp dropouts.Jag kunde gå ytterligare 10 meter innan ljudet började glappa.
With so few institutional investors ready to write checks to cannabis companies — marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug by the US federal government — the industry has given rise to a number of sector-specific firms that deeply understand the nuances of investing in such a highly regulated and fragmented market.Besides Lerer Hippeau and Slow Ventures, these cannabis-specific funds mostly raise money from private investors or family offices that may have a higher risk appetite than the average pension fund.In the US, most funds focus on ancillary companies, startups that provide software and services to the cannabis industry, or biotech firms focused on the agricultural or pharmaceutical side of the industry, rather than investing directly in companies that touch the plant itself.It's a method for skirting federal marijuana regulations.But now that Canada's set to legalize marijuana this month, more capital is rushing into the market than ever before.It was founded in 2015 by a team that includes the rapper Snoop Dogg, but it really started building out its portfolio in the summer of 2016, Wadhera said.
NewTV, the closely watched Hollywood startup with $1 billion in funding from Hollywood studios, on Wednesday rechristened itself Quibi, a portmanteau of "quick bites" -- its go-to descriptor for the high-end, short-form shows it hopes you'll stream on your phone.NewTV has made bold promises about its ambitions, but it's entering into a competitive field that's only getting more crowded.Its mobile-first video service is shooting to deliver HBO-level quality shows in YouTube-like short form snippets.But it must compete not only with YouTube and the traditional programmers like HBO, but also with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Facebook and -- soon -- Apple.The company is headed up by Hollywood big shot Jeffrey Katzenberg and veteran Silicon Valley executive Meg Whitman, who spoke at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California.They detailed a handful of programs they're developing for Quibi with big-name filmmakers:
Now there’s a mobile “printer” that uses the same idea to turn smartphone snapshots into real instant film.The Holga Printer is a completely mechanical mobile printer that is designed to work with the Holga app to mix the perks of smartphone photography and instant film.The Holga Printer doesn’t actually fit into the usual definition of a printer — it’s actually more like an instant camera that’s designed specifically to take a photo of a smartphone screen.A smartphone platform unfolds from the Holga Printer.The mechanical camera inside then snaps a photo of the screen and spits out a print from Instax mini film.Holga isn’t the first to allow digital smartphone images to be transferred on real film instead of Zink photo paper, but the unique approach means there are no batteries required or Bluetooth connection, for that matter.