That's especially true for those in the throes of a 9-to-5 life, tethered by a corporate leash that doesn't afford them the luxury of time or travel.It's straightforward -- build a converting offer.When you can create an offer that converts, then optimize that conversion rate, you could almost infinitely scale your ad spend and continue to churn a profit, effectively making money while you sleep.The sale happens over time, by building a relationship with the consumer, and by constantly feeding them value and ensuring that whatever it is that you're peddling, it solves a problem and alleviates some pain points.Consider things like PDF checklists, free ebooks, trial memberships, and so on.Oftentimes, a small tweak in your headline can lead to massive results.
People with experience of psychosis as well as professionals in psychiatry have assisted in these depictions.”The game (available on PS4 and PC) tells the story of Celtic warrior Senua, a young, mentally tormented woman who goes on a quest to retrieve her lover from the underworld.Although it revolves around a character who suffers from auditory hallucinations and delusional thoughts, Hellblade will resonate with many who have dealt with chronic depression, paranoia and other mental health issues.Chung’s mellifluous narration is as mesmerising as any I have heard in a video game – fully on par with the voice work of Linda Hunt in the God of War series and Logan Cunningham in Bastion and Transistor.When Senua can no longer bear the voices swirling around her, mocking and hectoring her, she looks unflatteringly discombobulated.When she falters in a fight and struggles to regain her footing, she appears as though she is summoning every last iota of strength to defend herself.
More advanced machine learning technology coming to Box’s enterprise collaboration tech.Box is adding image recognition capabilities to enterprise content thanks to the integration of Google Cloud Vision.The functionality, which is available in private beta, is one of the company’s first use cases of advanced machine learning technology, and is said to be designed to improve workflows and “drive efficiencies through more accurate discovery and deeper insights into unstructured content,” according to the company.“Organizations today have no way to extract insights from the massive amounts of unstructured data that are essential to their business, missing a huge opportunity to drive innovation, efficiency, and cost savings,” said Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO, Box.“By combining the machine learning capabilities of Google Cloud with the critical data businesses manage and secure in Box, we are enabling our customers – for the first time – to unlock tremendous new value from their content, digitize manual workflows, and accelerate business processes.”The company says that images are the second fastest growing type of business content in Box, however, not many are able to extract value from them, which is why Google’s
Dating site OkCupid made the unusual move of announcing that it had given a single member a "lifetime" ban on Thursday—and naming him—in order to make a point."We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid," the company wrote at its official Twitter account on Thursday.Cantwell was the subject of a Vice documentary about the white-supremacist Unite The Right marches in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the past weekend, where he offered numerous racist and threatening comments while acting as a march organizer and riding in a car alongside former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.("We're not non-violent," Cantwell offered at one point in the documentary."We'll fucking kill these people if we fucking have to.")In announcing this ban, OKC also asked its users to be vigilant about any other active members of hate groups found on the site.
Netflix is reshaping the television and movie industries and there’s no signs of that changing.The company has expanded its movie library with a roster of original programming that has earned it high praise and faithful subscribers alike.Word has it that Apple is preparing to make its own bold entrance into the original programming industry, but its $1 billion budget looks puny compared to Netflix’s $7 billion ambitions.If everything goes the way Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos expects, the company will spend a massive $7 billion on shows, a notable increase over 2016’s $5 billion and 2017’s more than $6 billion.Of that $7 billion, most of it will go toward licensing content, though Netflix has big plans to expand its original programming.Amazon has made great gains on the company with both its streaming content library and its growing number of original shows.
CLEMSON, South Carolina -- A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers.""Success stories in computer security are rare," said Franzi Roesner, assistant professor at the University of Washington and one of the principal investigators on this project."But we discovered that the journalists involved in the Panama Papers project seem to have achieved their security goals."The Panama Papers project was a year-long collaborative investigation of leaked documents detailing the uses of offshore funds by clients of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.During this project, a large, diverse group of globally distributed journalists collaborated remotely via the internet while achieving their security goals.The Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation exposed offshore companies linked to more than 140 politicians in more than 50 countries -- including 14 current or former world leaders, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group got one step closer Thursday to setting up shop in Wisconsin.The Wisconsin state assembly voted to approve a $3 billion tax-incentive package for the Taiwanese firm to build a display-panel plant that Gov.Scott Walker says will bring thousands of jobs to the state.Mr. Walker said the vote was “the next big step in bringing a high-tech ecosystem to Wisconsin.”Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple Inc. iPhones in China, is planning to build a $10 billion, 20 million square-foot campus that will primarily produce high-resolution liquid-crystal displays used in smartphones and car dashboards in addition to TVs.The deal was announced last month at a White House ceremony as part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to revive the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Geekbuying are running a new promotion on a plethora of affordable laptops and non coming from the Asian country.We indeed to from the almost unknown T-bao laptops to the popular Xiaomi Notebook lineup.Let’s begin with the more premium device of them all, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ and 13.3″.You can get the cheaper 12.5″ Xiaomi laptop powered by an Intel M3-7Y30 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for just $529.99, instead if you have a bigger budget you can look into the beastly equipped 13.3″ Mi Notebook Air coming with an Intel Core i7-7500U, Nvidia MX150 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD which costs $1049.99.If you want to spend much less than that, have a look at the Jumper EZbook 3L Pro 14″ with Intel Celeron N3450, 6GB RAM & 64GB SSD, 14″ FHD Display selling at $254.99, or the T-Bao Tbook4 14.1″ powered by an Intel Celeron N3450, 6GB RAM 64GB storage and 14.1-Inch IPS display selling for $249.99.Other laptops on sale include the CHUWI LapBook 14.1″ selling for $219.99, the Jumper EZbook 3X 13.3″ costing $166.99, and the T-bao Tbook Air3 13.3″ for $229.99.
With more and more people getting dashcams both for insurance reasons or publish online some of their trips, the Azdome GS65H comes into the market with an interesting feature: a dual camera setup.The GS65H is indeed a dual lens dashcam powered by a Novatek96655 chip and a Sony IMX323 image sensor, which together can record high quality footage flawlessly, have a fast operation speed and various functions.The lens on the cameras are 150 wide angle in front lens and 130 wide angle in rear lens.As far as video resolution is concerned, we get 1920×1080p/30fps in single camera mode and 1440*1080i+720P in dual camera mode.The Azdome GS65H also comes with a unique IR night vision function, which makes it even more useful compared to other cameras.Let’s see the IR filter in action:
Today we have a first look at Elephone’s upcoming Samsung S8 “inspired” device, otherwise known as “smartphone with 18:9 display aspect ratio”.Jokes, aside handset looks really nice at least in the photo that has been released; let’s check it out down below.So, yeah, following other Chinese phone makers, also Elephone will be launching their own take at the 18:9 display aspect ratio trend.Whether it’ll actually like that or not we’ll only find out when it finally releases, but for the time being we can say that it does look a lot like a Samsung S8.In only differs from the Samsung device in the presence of two front-facing camera on the top left corner and a soft LED flash light in the upper right side.If Elephone manages to produce a smartphone that looks anything like that and costs around four times less compared to the “real thing”, then it may actually be a really interesting device.
Asus Zenfone 4 series of smartphones have been officially unveiled.From flagships, to selfie centric phones, Asus has a myriad range of devices to offer.Asus’ flagship for 2017, the Zenfone 4 comes in two variants, the Asus Zenfone 4 and the Zenfone 4 Pro.The fingerprint scanner lies on the front of the phone.It sports a 5.5 inch 1080p LCD display.It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660/630 chipset coupled with up to 6GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage and support for microSD card up to 256GB.
US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen took to Twitter on Wednesday (16 August) to condemn racism and post a strange photo montage of himself posing with several black Americans.In an apparent effort to prove that he's not racist, Cohen tweeted: "As the son of a holocaust survivor, I have no tolerance for racism.Just because I support @POTUS @realDonaldTrump doesn't make me a racist."Some of the people pictured in the eight photos with Cohen included senior White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman, former NFL players Ray Lewis and Jim Brown and video bloggers Diamond and SIlk among others.His post comes as Trump faces furious backlash over his response to the attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend that left one person dead and dozens of others injured.Following criticism that failing to directly condemn racism and white supremacist groups for the deadly violence, Trump asserted at a press conference on Tuesday that "both sides" were to blame.
Game of Thrones has already made a reputation for itself as one of the most illegally-downloaded TV shows of all time thanks to leaks, torrents and illegal streams.HBO has previously warned eager viewers about the dangerous of illegally obtaining copies of the popular show, but the crackdown on illegal donwloads has escalated this week as four people from India have been arrested for allegedly leaking an episode of the show before it officailly aired.The arrests in India were related to criminal breaches of trust and computer-related offences.Speaking to the AFP news agency Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan said: "We investigated the case and have arrested four individuals for unauthorised publication of the fourth episode from season seven."Indian media reports that a Mumbai-based company who are responsible for processing and storing the Game of Thrones TV episodes for an app filed the case.The arrested parties were all employees of the company that had official credentials and had access to the episodes.
Prising IT systems from decades of EU lawmakingExclusive The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is hiring 1,400 "business policy" folk to work out how the department will untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, according to multiple insiders.Of those, 300 will be looking at the tech/policy side of things, including decoupling systems from decades of European legislation.The rest will be focused on policy, management and process overhead, said one insider.As a result, many roles across the Defra group are supporting EU exit-related work, either directly or indirectly.Earlier this year, the Public Accounts Committee said Brexit could further exacerbate the woeful IT track record of farmers receiving rural payments from the UK government.
Suspending a company’s most productive employees from their day jobs and sending them to the developing world for a month may not seem like the best use of their time.Because the company believes that sending its top talents on these pro-bono assignments helps them develop leadership and problem-solving skills, work more collaboratively, strengthens company loyalty and entices millennials to join the company.“After [the programme] people go back to work with a much more robust view of the world and IBM,” Jennifer Ryan Crozier, president of IBM’s Foundation, tells CNBC Make It .The highly competitive IBM Corporate Service Corps programme, which began in 2008, receives almost 5,000 applicants per year but accepts only 10 per cent of the top IBM performers.By the end of this year, the company will have deployed 3,500 of its best workers to nearly 40 countries.According to an internal IBM survey, most managers agree to send their qualifying team members to work in developing countries in hopes that they will be getting an even stronger employee.
That's what we get told.But unlike actual people they somehow manage to get away with paying what seems like a very small amount of tax.Actual people don't like this, even though the companies themselves furiously defend what appear to be obvious tax-avoidance schemes.Apple is no different, though it seems to have an ally in the form of Ireland's finance minister.In case you missed this story the first time round, let me get you up to speed.It claims that rulings made by the Irish government in 1991 and 2007 enabled the company to minimise its tax bill - which the EU considers to be illegal state aid.
There are some serious challenges to securing Internet of Things devices.Simply applying old school cyber security practises does not really work.Even a fairly simple IoT network might include hundreds of different devices and sensors.Creating secure passwords for so many devices is not a trivial task.Ensuring that every one of them is running up to date operating system is a difficult job when some of the devices might not even be connected in such a way as to allow ‘over the air’ updates.Even if you could get the updates to the right device you might find it doesn’t have the necessary additional memory to update properly.
Future Mobility Corp (FMC), a Chinese electric-car maker considered one of Tesla’s challengers in China, said it will start taking global sales reservations after unveiling its first concept car in January 2018.The start-up that eyes competing with Tesla on a global scale said its first car, expected to hit the market in 2019, is designed to not only meet safety requirements in China but also in the United States and Europe.“China has the potential to have two to three Tesla-size companies and that means globally successful electric-car makers,” said Daniel Kirchert, co-founder and president of FMC.“We are hoping to be one them.So we are based in China and have an eye for the global market,” he said in a media briefing on Wednesday.With a team of former executives from BMW and enginers who worked for Google and Tesla, FMC recently closed a US$200 million funding round led by an investment fund of Suning Holdings and state-owned companies from Jiangsu province, where FMC’s global headquarters and factory are located.
Here in Asia, we are the first to see the sun rise.We are the continent with the most people and some of the oldest civilizations in human history.We are also home to some of the most innovative hardware startups in the world.From “Startup Nation” Israel to high-tech Japan, Asia is a hotspot for exciting hardware, and it is about time we had our own hardware competition.And despite headlines of a winter in the Chinese startup ecosystem, various tech industries in China are continuing to receive generous financing.The Asia Hardware Battle brings together business projects and startups from 10 countries and regions, including mainland China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Israel, Thailand, Singapore and other places.
Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena.But there’s actually nothing weird or surprising about that—sure, eclipses are rare, but with the Moon close and the Sun far away, sometimes one gets in the way of the other.When he returned from his expedition, he had proof that Einstein’s wild theory was true.This month’s eclipse will act as another test of the theory.“Just to the southwest, in the Sun’s corona, will be Arcturus,” Scott McIntosh, director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s High Altitude Observatory in Colorado and Hawaii.“I really want people to take away that they just got to be a part of a big science experiment.”