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The Unicode 10.0 emojis have now been narrowed down from 51 and will begin rolling out to users on June 30th this year.Among the newcomers is a long-overdue woman wearing a headscarf, a mother breastfeeding and a gentleman with a beard.Among the more frivolous, less socially-conscious releases are an emoji for broccoli, male and female fairies and a devil horns sign for those rock and roll fans out there.For those who’ve rocked out too hard, there’s a vomit emoji, while there's also one for angry expletives, having one’s mind blown, having stars in one’s eyes and raising an eyebrow like The Rock.The emojis have been mocked up by Emojipedia (via Engadget) and do not represent the final designs deployed by software makers like Apple and Google, but they shouldn't be too far away.Which emojis are still missing from the line-up?
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In light of the recent terror attack in London and more details emerging about chief suspect Khalid Masood's suspected radicalisation, the UK government is pulling up internet giants Facebook and Google for failing to curb extremist content."The two online giants can and must do more," said the Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman James Slack."Social media companies have a responsibility when it comes to making sure this material is not disseminated," he added.Additionally, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – who is currently in the US – also blamed Google's search through which extremist publications can be found easily online.He noted that propaganda material is "corrupting and polluting" people and blamed social media networks for their failure to keep such content in check."They have got to look at the stuff that is going up on their sites.
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Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain.If it sounds too good to be true, it is.Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes?If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain.It’s the only way to handle it.To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.
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Five years ago, if you asked Jason Miller to pick lead generation or brand awareness as the most important part of B2B marketing, he would’ve chosen lead generation without hesitating.But since then, things have changed.Miller, who worked as the senior manager of social media strategy for Marketo until 2013, now serves as global content marketing leader at LinkedIn, where he’s responsible for developing content that helps turn the network’s 450 million users into leads who may be interested in paying for LinkedIn’s business solutions and premium subscriptions.As his team has published more on the company’s Marketing Solutions blog, they’ve learned firsthand that you can’t just push lead generation without putting time into brand awareness.“It used to be gate everything and don’t give away any content for free,” he said.“Now I see you have to find a balance, to have an engine and a blog that creates content to drive awareness to that bigger piece of high-value [lead gen] content.”
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Software nasty can burn through 1.7 million account numbers per hourCybercrooks are using a bot to automate the process of breaking into and draining online gift card accounts.The software nasty, named GiftGhostBot, attempts to steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by a variety of retailers around the globe, according to Distil Networks.Any website – from luxury retailers to supermarkets to major coffee distributors – with gift card processing capabilities could be a target.Distil has seen this attack on almost 1,000 websites since it first detected it late last month.Fraudsters are using the bespoke cybercrime tool to generate lists and lists of account numbers, and request the balance for each number.
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Today is Red Nose Day, an annual charity telethon organised by Comic Relief.Part of Red Nose Day is always a number of sketches and shorts from various TV shows.One of the most famous also happens to be Steven Moffat’s very first filmed Doctor Who story: “The Curse of Fatal Death.”This year, for Red Nose Day, the official Doctor Who YouTube channel has put Moffat’s short—which was originally broadcast as four shorts and then released on VHS in two parts—on its channel in its full 20-minute glory.You’ll spend basically all of it wondering why Jonathan Pryce never did get to play the Master.One of the other truly fascinating things about 1999's “The Curse of Fatal Death” is how it previews a number of things from the show’s revival years later: the tried and weary Doctor, the Doctor and Master’s complicated one-upmanship, making the romantic love between the Master and Companion explicit, same for that between the Master and the Doctor (although, it’s the Doctor who is female in this, and not the Master), etc.
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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers.To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Honeywell recently announced that it will join Georgia Tech’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies.This comes after the company opened a software center and office in Atlanta near the Georgia Tech campus last fall.Honeywell joins competitor Stanley Black & Decker, as well as Cisco, IBM, and AT in participating in the research center.Honeywell likely wants access to the talent and resources that a large technical university like Georgia Tech can offer.It could be looking to recruit developers and engineers from the school — by securing a spot on its campus, Honeywell will be able to develop relationships with the high-skilled students that Georgia Tech is grooming before they even graduate.Meanwhile, Georgia Tech’s center offers research and testing labs that Honeywell may otherwise not have had access to.This lab will only add to Honeywell’s leading status across many IoT segments.Honeywell stands out as a provider of both consumer and enterprise IoT hardware, including smart thermostats and enterprise robotics.
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The world of marketing is awash with conversations on emerging technologies, apps, and innovations that will disrupt the way we do things.In 2017 one specific topic dominates the conversation: artificial intelligence.Mark Schaefer, marketing consultant and best-selling author, sums up a few very dystopian views by key players in the world of technology over the past decade.Before we start concerning ourselves with singularity and Terminators taking over humanity, there is a more immediate question.This conversation yields a much less “gloom and doom” outlook, after discussing it with some experts in the field.In coming years, artificial intelligence will act much more as a friend to marketers, rather than an enemy or replacement for human marketers.
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The Dash Cam 45 and Dash Cam 55 are the latest from Garmin, equipped with automatic incident detection, GPS capabilities and voice control.Other features include advanced driver alerts - like forward collision and lane departure warnings - to stop you tailgating or drifting off-road.The voice control lets you start and stop audio recordings, hands-free with commands like "OK Garmin, save video," and "OK Garmin, take a picture".The Dash Cam 55 captures footage in 1440p, 1080p, or 720p with a 3.7 megapixel camera, and the Dash Cam 45 captures footage in 1080p, or 720p with a 2.1 megapixel camera.Both models have a 2.0-inch LCD display screen, Sensory TrulyHandsfree voice control, red light and speed camera warnings and a "Go" alert to tell you when the traffic in front of you is (finally) moving.Theres also a new parking mode option that automatically records your car's surroundings when it is parked.
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News UK has had success with branded content on its own sites, with previous branded-content campaigns boasting up to nine-minute dwell times.The Sun ran a campaign for Hasbro brand Monopoly in January, in which the brand wanted to get word out that they were changing the game’s pieces (bye-bye, beloved thimble) and get fans to vote on their replacements.By combining the publisher’s first-party data, editorial insight and tools like News UK-owned Unruly, which allows the publisher to test the reaction to video creative before going live, it distributed video on The Sun’s Snapchat Discover channel, Facebook, Apple News, and on The Sun.On Snapchat Discover, where The Sun’s channel has on average 750,000 daily unique users, The Sun ran a minute-long spoof news report, cut vertically and referencing that it’s on Snapchat.On Apple News and on The Sun, it pushed out a text article with a video embedded, and the dwell times were twice as high as what they had planned for branded content.Overall, the campaign’s video views across all platforms combined beat campaign goals by 23 percent.
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Apple’s year-and-half old iPhone 6s was the bestselling smartphone globally last year, beating newer rivals such as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 models, according to new research.The U.S. technology giant shipped around 60 million iPhone 6s units in 2016, IHS Markit data showed, but the company declined to provide the exact figure.The iPhone 7 was the second most-shipped smartphone model with just over 50 million units, while the iPhone 7 Plus was next with just over 25 million.Samsung’s flagship model, the Galaxy S7 Edge was in fifth place with around 25 million units shipped.“Apple again has demonstrated that its new iPhones integrate enough innovations and new features to drive sales and remain successful in the market.For instance, the year-old iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were both among the most-shipped models in 2016,” IHS said in a press release.
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A lot of us are expecting the new Nokia phones all over the world and from the looks of it so is Nokia.According to official statements tweeted by their Nokia Mobile account the company plans to release all of their new phones globally at the same time – around April – June 2017.We're aiming to release worldwide in Q2 2017 (April – June) at an affordable price and great quality.— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 24, 2017 @QQwill We're planning on a global release so yes they will be.Get the latest updates by registering at https://t.co/waNGfPppQ8— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 22, 2017 @aam_panna We're aiming to release our new products in India between April-June 2017— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 24, 2017 Join GizChina on TelegramNokia has high hopes for Chinese and Indian markets in order to better promote their devices, so they plan to manufacture their upcoming models through Foxconn in India from day one, in order to have better reach on the region.According to an official statement by Ajey Mehta, India VP at HMD Global all of Nokia’s Android smartphones will be available in Indian stores by June this year.All phones (including Nokia 3310) will be sold through a solid distribution network offline and online all over China and India, with HMD Global having specific focus on after sales support.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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With just under 5 days before the official unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus today we’ve got some interesting info on another upcoming model of the Korean company, and yes we mean the Galaxy Note 8.Just a couple of hours ago the specs and schematics of what is allegedly the Galaxy Note 8 have been leaked online and we have them here, just for you.Join GizChina on TelegramAccording to these specs, the purported device will be equipped with a Snapdragon 835 SoC and a brand new Exynos 9xxx SoC for selected regions – according to Samsung’s standard procedures during the past few years.The leak also insists that the Korean phablet will come with 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 6.4-inch QHD or 4K Super AMOLED display.If you take a look at the schematics of the device you will probably see a lot of similarities with the Galaxy S8 basic design, with a curved display, minimal bezels on top and bottom, along with a front facing camera with an iris scanner.Oh and there’s also a dedicated button on the side for Samsung’s Bixby assistant like the Galaxy S8.According to the same schematics, the Galaxy Note 8 will have a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom along with an S-Pen slot and a USB Type-C port.We have no info so far on a possible unveiling date but we will let you know when we do.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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In 1996, at the age of 18, he joined Apple, where he worked on the first iMac under the just-returned cofounder Steve Jobs. Fielding would go on to cofound or work at other startups withNow, that Apple pedigree has come back into play as Fielding's newest venture, Ripcord, is officially launching with a $9.5 million dollar investment from Kleiner
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But when you search Google for “Great Barrier Reef,” that’s not all that you’ll find.Instead, at the very top of the page in the Top Stories module, you’ll see a Breitbart article dismissing the damage done to the famed coral reef that sounds like it was written by a student who hasn’t slept in 72 hours.We were first alerted to the placement of the story—written by notorious climate change denier James Delingpole—by Twitter user Cody Brown.I’ll lay money that if you asked this question to your kids’ biology teacher or to Bill Nye the Junk Science Guy or to that nice Richard Osman off Pointless or to Matt Damon or anyone else who would have voted for Hillary Clinton or to any Labour (and a good many Conservative) politicians or anyone who works for the ABC in Australia, the BBC, the Guardian, MSNBC, CNN and the New York Times or comedy Senator Al Franken or Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem science at Oxford University or pretty much any other science prof from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard or Yale or any marine biologist or a lawyer from a big City law firm or anyone who voted Remain in the EU Referendum, you’d get the same answer: “Yes.”Listen, this guy says he’s been to the Great Barrier Reef himself, folks, and did he see any of this phony liberal globalist scheme known as “climate change?” Nope!Take it from the coral reef experts surveying it, as Gizmodo covered last year:
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A company promising the eco dream of electric flight says it might have a model ready, oh, within about ten years or so, with budget flier Easyjet helping steer the development on the commercial side of things.They've thought up a good name for the company at least -- Wright Electric.They say that within a decade they might be able to come up with an e-plane that's able to shuffle 150 people distances of up to 300 miles, presumably followed by a week-long turnaround for the thing to recharge.Wright Electric thinks that removing the need to pay for fuel might make flying even cheaper than it is now (as long as you only bring a rucksack), although enough electricity to haul 150 people and an aeroplane is going to need quite the expensive battery.The company has been assembled from a team that had prior development funding from NASA, which sounds great until you read the plan.It's all relying on battery technology getting significantly better, with the plane perhaps being bumped down to hybrid status if there's not a huge leap in power cell technology in the coming years.
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Every year, supplements send roughly 20,000 people to the emergency room.Last year, the world's largest dietary supplement maker, GNC Holdings Inc, agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution over its alleged sale of illegal pills and powders.And the Food and Drug Administration has ordered the makers of several supplements to recall their products after scientists found traces of illegal and potentially dangerous molecules in their formulas.Still, while many supplements are useless, there are others that we can't enough of simply by eating a healthy diet.So here are the supplements you should take — and the ones to avoid.
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It was a productive meeting at the FCC: Chairman Pai talked about putting pressure on phone scammers, preventing phone smuggling in prisons, and improving mobile service.First, the Commission announced that it would be considering a proposed rule and inquiry into using technical means to prevent robocalls.Certain methods of spoofing phone numbers make it so they only connect one way, which makes spamming people a risk-free proposition.That’s great, of course, but if you don’t like unsolicited advertising, you probably also don’t like the prospect of ISPs building a profile of your household or even members of it by monitoring your search history.Next up was the growing problem of contraband phones at jails and prisons.ISPs would be aware that you have a friend or family member in jail, of course, if you created an account at one of the services that provides phone cards and connectivity to correctional facilities.
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Nintendo says the Joy-Con connectivity problems experienced by some early adopters of its Switch console were down to a “manufacturing variation” that has now been addressed.In a statement on Wednesday the firm says “a simple fix” has been identified for the “small number” of users affected by the signal interruption when playing with the left Joy-Con.The statement comes after a CNET reporter revealed Nintendo had fixed his Joy-Con with a simple piece of treated, conductive foam.This may be the ’simple fix’ Nintendo is referring to, although that hasn't been confirmed.In its statement the company wrote: "There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway.“A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con.
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Do you go for a simple four button pro model with lightning-fast response times and super-high DPI sensors, or do you go for a more specialized MMO model with dozens of buttons?It’s a difficult choice, but don’t lose hope.The G403 and DeathAdder Elite are slender, and your thumb and pinky rest in contours on either side of the body.It’s a design that some users will love, and others will hate.Feels worse than it looksThe soft-touch materials covering the Rival 500’s exterior feel chalky to the touch, but in use you don’t notice it too much.
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