UK mobile provider Three has blown the top off its data caps, giving customers up to three times as much value on selected tariffs.A range of devices, including the popular iPhone 7, can take advantage of the offer right away.The data bump deals are now live and are available for some of the best smartphones around, including the Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus – as well as the aforementioned iPhone 7.Some of the network's most popular SIM-only and mobile broadband tariffs are also privy to the bargain.Kicking things off with SIM-only, new Three customers can now get 12GB of data instead of 4GB on a 12-month SIM-only Advanced Plan, which also includes 600 minutes and unlimited texts.By way of comparison, EE offers a 20GB SIM-free data plan for £19.99 a month, Vodafone will shuck you 12GB at £19.20, and O2 provides 10GB for £19 – even BT’s best value tariff will cost you £17 per month for a mere 6GB.
We’re talking about an impressive all-in-one tablet that was first introduced during Mobile World Congress 2017 along with Galaxy S3 Tab.The impressive Samsung Galaxy Book made quite an entrance during those days, being available in two variants with 10.6 inch and 12 inch displays, impressive specs, S-Pen stylus and a snap on QWERTY keyboard.Join GizChina on TelegramBut days/weeks passed and while Galaxy S3 Tab is already available for pre-orders, there’s no info on the Galaxy Book model, until now that is.A couple of hours ago Samsung released its first official launch film that basically describes the best features of the device, a couple of weeks before its official release.The Samsung Galaxy Book will be available in 10.6 and 12 inch versions, both of which will have WiFi only or WiFi LTE variants, with snap on keyboards and S-Pens included.We have no official information on their pricing yet, but expect it to be quite high.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
Guppies might look like mindless, mouth-breathing little bastards, but it turns out some of them make better dating decisions than we do.No, really—these tiny fish, with their infinitesimal brains, are somehow more discerning with their mates than us, and we literally invented rockets.A new study, published on March 22nd in Science Advances, suggests that female guppies with larger brains might be better at picking attractive partners.While it’s tough to qualify any fish as “sexy,” according to the paper, the lady guppies with larger brains were more likely to choose male partners that were more colorful and had larger tails, signifying better health and foraging abilities.To reach that conclusion, the researchers selected 36 female guppies bred for large brains, 36 bred for small brains, and 16 comparable to wild guppies.Each female guppy was given the chance to interact with two males—one colourful and the other drab.
If you’re in that demographic, you probably didn’t immediately “get” Snapchat’s minimalist UI and self-destructing messages.At his Social Media Marketing World session, BMC’s Head of Global Social Media Carlos Gil made a compelling case for Snapchat as a marketing tool, and offered tactics for engaging on the platform.The vast majority are between 18 and 34 years old.If your audience includes millennials and Gen Z, Snapchat is most likely a good fit for your business.It’s still worth doing a little research to see if your particular Gen X or Boomer audience is on the platform.Even B2B businesses can find an audience on Snapchat.
Does this modern adaptation recapture the heart of the beloved mid-90s TV show?From top to bottom, the film and its cast is dripping with charisma and chemistry, which is impressive amongst a group of relatively unknown young actors.Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery) is the star quarterback of their local high school who finds himself in detention, as well as legal trouble after a dumb prank goes wrong.Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott) is a cheerleader who finds herself in the middle of a serious cyber bullying incident that lands her in detention with both Jason and Billy.Jason and Kimberly are portrayed as convincing romantic leads that are each struggling with their own personal issues, lending to some well-written back and forth between them.Not only is he given the most comedic material to work with, he portrays a kid struggling with a disability and the loss of his father with dramatic heft and weight.
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.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (*shudder*) film Suicide Squad, was interviewed by Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday, and he had some insane things to say about our president.The interview was ostensibly about Mnuchin’s role in the Trump cabinet, but (as is so often the case these days) the conversation ended up primarily concerning Trump himself, including his alleged dietary habits and “perfect genes.”After Mnuchin bragged about Trump’s stamina and overall fitness, Allen asked, “Given his diet and exercise, how does he pull that off?”“He’s got perfect genes,” answered Mnuchin, silencing the previously laughing crowd.When asked to elaborate on the strangely eugenicist comment, Mnuchin only repeated his claim that the president is “unbelievably healthy.”Disturbingly, Mnuchin is not alone in his flirtation social Darwinism.
Communications regulator Ofcom is looking into the mechanics of an automated refund system that would gives users money back when they suffer crappy service from their ISP, with compensation to be offered when appointments are missed or repairs overshoot deadlines.Ofcom is consulting on the matter, which would also offer a bit of money back should a service not be connected on the day it was promised -- ruining the housewarming parties of new occupants, as who wants to visit a house without any internet these days?The current proposal would pay £30 should an engineer miss a day's appointment, £10 for every day when a service is not fixed, plus £6 for each day a new connection misses its scheduled slot.Ofcom calculates that this would result in £185m of additional compensation payments being paid out to people across the country, so we'd all be rich and could retire to spend all of our lives looking at the funny videos of dogs all day.Ofcom's Lindsey Fussell said: "...we’re proposing new rules to force providers to pay money back to customers automatically, whenever repairs or installations don’t happen on time, or when people wait in for an engineer who doesn’t turn up.This would mean customers are properly compensated, while providers will want to work harder to improve their service."
Back in 2015, Google launched a tool called ARC Welder, which is designed to let developers test their applications in the Chrome browser so they can be ported to Chrome OS.It’s pretty easy to run Android apps using the ARC Welder, and below we’ll show you how.It’s worth mentioning, however, that some Android apps don’t run particularly well in Chrome, so you’ll need to do a bit of experimentation to discover which apps work best.Simply head to the Chrome Web Store page for ARC Welder and click install.This means that all desktop operating systems are supported, including Windows 10, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux.ARC Welder is designed to open Android APK files, so you’ll have to find and download the APK you want to run.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk just revealed more details about the roll-out plan for its solar roof.Musk said on Twitter Friday that Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof in April.Tesla previously said it was on track to begin installing the solar roof later this year, but hadn't provided exact timing on when it will become available to purchase.Tesla unveiled its solar roof product last October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion.Tesla is offering four different shingle styles that can capture solar energy: textured glass, smooth glass, French slate, and Tuscan glass.Tesla hasn't provided concrete details on the solar tiles' expected efficiency or price, but Musk has said the solar roof will be cheaper than a normal one when factoring in the price of labor."It's looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take the value of electricity into account," Musk said on a conference call in November.NOW WATCH: Tesla will begin selling its Solar Roof this year — here's everything you need to knowLoading video...
LONDON – Google is experimenting with the use of its voice-controlled Assistant as a way to control every device aIn an interview with Business Insider at Advertising Week Europe, Behshad Behzadi, an engineer working on conversational search at Google, described how Assistant could perform actions on a device other than the one where it's
The development of blockchain technology in China is in its infancy and its application in business is unlikely to happen in the near future, according to China UnionPay president Shi Wenchao.Standardisation of blockchain is in the early stages in China and problems such as security and regulatory systems have yet to be solved, Shi told attendees at the Boao Forum.“How to merge it with traditional payment methods is also a concern,” he said.The financial technology known as blockchain represents a secure transaction ledger database that is shared by all parties participating in an established, distributed network of computers, according to global consultancy Accenture.It records and stores every transaction or exchange of data that occurs in the network, essentially hoping to eliminate the need for a central authority.“When we talk about finance, we are talking about using other party’s capital to fund your business,” said Li Lihui , a former Bank of China president who now heads a quasi-government taskforce on blockchain research.
Big shocker: turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene.A recent Reddit post shared some interesting tidbits from the original script for the episode “Mother’s Mercy.” The script, first revealed before the Emmys about two years ago, included some unused dialogue between King Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie).As he’s slowly bleeding out, Brienne prepares to fulfil her sworn oath to avenge Renly Baratheon’s death.In the televised version, when Brienne asks if Stannis has any final words, he simply responds, “Go on, do your duty.” It’s a powerful moment that, largely thanks to the actor, manages to convey his final regrets as he consents to his fate.[Stannis was not expecting this confrontation today, but fuck it, why not.]In the name of Renly of the House Baratheon, first of his name, rightful King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and protector of the realm, I, Brienne of Tarth, sentence you to die.
Financially ailing gaming peripherals maker Mad Catz' problems may be coming to a head, with the company becoming involuntarily delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for its abnormally low share price.Best known for third-party console controllers, PC gaming peripherals, and its decision to pay to pull out of the Guitar Hero contract, Mad Catz has been struggling of late.Its Project Mojo microconsole was not a great success, despite updates which brought Nvidia GameStream and Ultra HD media playback support to the device, and in July 2015 the company was forced to defend itself against accusations of serious financial difficulties with the claim that its deal to build the peripherals for Rock Band 4 would secure its future.Sadly, that doesn't appear to have been the case.In February 2016 Mad Catz' top executives resigned ahead of a below-expectations earnings report which revealed a whopping £8.81 million annual loss and a plan to sack 37 percent of its workforce, and in September that year the company was forced to sell its Saitek division to Logitech for £9.8 million in order to keep the lights on - a deal which appears to have failed to secure investor confidence.Now, the New York Stock Exchange is delisting the company's stock following its dropping to 'an abnormally low trading price,' under the NYSE Market Company Guide Section 1003 and suspending trading in its common stock - shifting it instead to the Over-The-Counter (OTC) Pink open market.
Good news: The first "Super Mario" game for iPhone and iPad — which finally arrived on Android this week, after a 99-day exclusivity period with Apple — is really, really good.It looks like classic 2D Mario, and it plays like it too.Nintendo There's one huge caveat: This isn't a Mario game about pixel-perfect jumps and deep challenge.But you don't actually control the speed or direction
A new report from the National Audit Office has found government IT could need serious investment in order to keep up with challenges of Brexit.The UK government may have to spend up to £244 million in order to revitalise its lagging IT department in the face of Brexit.According to the National Audit Office, the government will have to spend £145 million on 2,000 digital staff, or up to £244 million on contractors in order to account for its IT failings.The new report ‘Capability in the Civil Service’, details that government has reduced the civil service by 26% since 2006 and slashed budgets.Despite this departments have experienced a steadily increasing workload, particularly in digital projects and the upcoming exit from the European Union.Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, said today: “The civil service is facing ever-increasing challenges.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen the seemingly ubiquitous native ad that’s been running since October with some variation of the headline, “Meet the two MIT grads that have disrupted the auto insurance industry” over a photo of two fresh-faced young women.The headline directs to a performance ad for a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, EverQuote, that makes money by generating leads for car insurance companies.Content ad network Taboola has had the ad in heavy rotation.We tracked down the women in the ad, who are not actors or stock models but Laura Zhang (she’s the one on the left, with the ponytail) and Denise Tang, both 24 and quantitative SEO analysts at EverQuote.(A company rep said EverQuote was phasing out versions with headlines that contained the word “two” because they caused confusion by suggesting the women actually started the company.)The actual founders also are MIT grads, by the way (apparently many of MIT’s best and brightest go into direct-response marketing).
About 30% of the total jobs in the UK could be affected by automation over the next 15 years, suggests a new study.However, artificial intelligence related technologies including robotics would help balance the situation by generating additional jobs.The risk is not limited to the UK only.There is a high chance of automation in other countries like the US (38%) and Germany (35%).However, Japan has a relatively lower risk at 21%, according to PwC's latest UK Economic Outlook report.The analysis suggests automation will have a significant impact across all sectors in the UK including transportation and storage wherein 56% of jobs face the risk of automation.
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.
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher is exhorting its six million customers to ‘Start Something New’ by promoting its new range of B outdoor products.To that end advertising group Leo Burnett have crafted a new campaign to showcase the wares, which Kingfisher states have been derived from exhaustive customer visits to hundreds of homes, by telling a personal story of new life and memories not yet formed.Directed by David Fletcher the piece also communicates more prosaic matters such as accessible pricing for the high-end designs.Chaka Sobhani, chief creative officer for Leo Burnett London, said: “We're really proud to be part of the start of this journey with Kingfisher, a brand who believe great design should be affordable and available to all.Our stories hopefully mirror how great design really can have an impact, small or big, on our everyday lives.”The campaign is running now across the UK, France and Romania.