'Flying jet ski' takes off 00:38A flying car start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page has unveiled its first prototype vehicle and said it plans to launch a commercial version by the end of the year.The Kitty Hawk Flyer, named after the company that created it, can fly over water and looks a bit like a flying jetski or single person hovercraft.Kitty Hawk has maintained a high level of secrecy about the final vehicle, which it said will look different to the prototype.The recently revealed prototype runs on eight electrically-powered rotas and can take off and land vertically in a similar way to a helicopter.It is not clear how the final version will differ from the prototype when it is unveiled later in the year, but Kitty Hawk's website indicates it might be able to fly over land.
Flickr/Andy Melton Growing up, I cherished the occasional lazy Saturday morning when I could sleep in, eat breakfast in my pajamas, and watchBack then, it seemed every commercial was a cereal ad that included the phrase "Part of a complete breakfast!"— a meal made up of cereal, milk, and orange juice.On our family breakfast table, the orange juice was always
Latest spots from Goodby Silverstein & PartnersThe machines finally rebel against their makers and begin reducing human civilization to cinders.Amid the chaos and destruction, as the awful end draws near, your most soul-crushing regret is…Goodby Silverstein & Partners posits just such a silly scenario for StubHub in the action-packed commercial below, one of two new spots directed by Epoch’s Martin De Thurah for the service’s “Your Ticket Out”“StubHub believes that the decision to go out or stay in has bigger consequences than just that night,” says agency creative director Danny Gonzalez.Yeah, you’d better get your tickets through StubHub and live a little.
Poetry can move the soul – but can it change minds?The east London-based poet and campaigner uses the spoken word to campaign on issues from mental health to climate change."I try to write poetry for the betterment of human life," says Manawer, 26.A former shop worker, Manawer started posting comedy videos to YouTube in 2014.He developed a following, but it felt hollow.'"Through his poetry ("Mentally we have become detached from ourselves and society / Tell me it's OK not to be OK, but don't tell me quietly") he began to use the platform to talk about social issues.
The Coalition for Better Ads, a consortium of ad, publishing, and tech companies, wants to save the advertising industry—by killing it.Companies in the coalition will discuss, among other idea, pre-installation of a selective ad-blocker on web browsers as a means to effectively purge the internet of the most intrusive types of ads, such as those that automatically play sound, take-up too much of your screen, or force you to wait a certain amount of time before you can dismiss them.The idea was first reported Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, which suggested that ad-blockers would be built into Google’s Chrome web browser and turned on by default.“But certainly a natural way to solve this problem would be in the browsers, whether it’s Google or Microsoft or Apple or any of them.” Ingis doesn’t like to call this ad-blocking, because ad-blocking is generally associated with indiscriminate blocking of all ads on all sites.Whatever solution the group arrives at, Ingis says, Google won’t be making decisions for the industry unilaterally.The ad formats that are blocked will be decided by the coalition’s members based on its research on what types of ads consumers find most intrusive.
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Birmingham's doing some art, and it's quite a big and expensive one.It's a £2m singing clock, one that combines thousands of voice samples to create a unique sound for each time of day.Here's what it's about and why it's art:The clock will stand as a monument to time: past, present and future.It will comprise of twelve digits like any clock but each of the digits will represent a tone from the twelve tones of the musical scales.The sounds of ‘Station Clock’ will be made by the population of Birmingham and be produced in collaboration with the Birmingham Conservatoire.
British Chambers of Commerce reveals that UK businesses continue to fall victim to cyber attacksThe British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for all organisations to improve their cyebrsecurity provisions after revealing that one in five businesses in the UK has been the victim of an attack within the last year.A BCC survey found that big businesses are far more likely to be hit, with 42 percent of firms with more than 100 staff falling foul of cyber criminals compared to 18 percent for those with less than 99 employees.Businesses are predominantly relying on IT providers (63 percent) to resolve issues after an attack, compared to banks and financial institutions (12 percent) or police and law enforcement (2 percent).Worryingly, 21 percent of businesses in the UK believe the threat of cybercrime is preventing their company from growing.But despite the threat, just 24 percent of businesses have cyber security accreditations in place.
Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel.But have you ever wondered what’s happening inside a model rocket engine while you’re standing a safe distance away from ignition?YouTube’s Warped Perception channel cut an Estes model rocket engine in half (something you definitely shouldn’t try at home) and constructed a special see-through housing so they could film the burn at 1,500 frames-per-second using a high-speed camera.Model rocket engines feature two stages of solid fuel: a primary one for blast-off which burns longer, and a second faster burn, in the opposite direction, which releases a parachute or ignites a second stage.Both are revealed in this high-speed footage, which only serves to confirm that you want to be at a safe distance when these things ignite.
Her crew included a highly regarded captain, an illiterate but gifted first mate, and the usual roster of harpooners, sailors, and able-bodied seamen—but not the intended ship’s surgeon.Others went in pursuit of the Northwest Passage: a shorter water route between Europe and Asia whose discovery, it was hoped, would dramatically accelerate global trade.In all cases, the stories told by those who returned (and, more grimly, the fates, known or unknown, of those who did not) helped create an enormous appetite for polar adventure.Writing in 1853 in Household Words, the popular weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens, the journalist Henry Morley opined, “There are no tales of risk and enterprise in which we English, men, women, and children, old and young, rich and poor, become interested so completely, as in the tales that come from the North Pole.”Those beloved tales had begun to ebb from memory by the beginning of the twentieth century, as the Arctic gradually lost its political and cultural stakes.Whatever it was, it lay six days north of England and one day south of what Pytheas described (per later Greek geographers; his own writings did not survive) as a frozen ocean, a place that man could “neither sail nor walk.” At a time when Aristotle was still hanging out in the agora, Pytheas had discovered pack ice.
Easter is rapidly approaching and, whether your serving ham, lamb, or just subsisting on Reese’s eggs and hollow bunnies, you’re probably going to want a drink at some point.Wine is always a good occasion beverage—something about popping a cork just feels festive—and we have some pairing suggestions:If you’re serving lamb: Lamb has a rich, meaty, slightly game-y flavor that can stand up to a lot of bolder, drier reds, so don’t be afraid of “bigger” bottles.A smokey, oak-aged Argentinian Malbec will absolutely sing next to a grilled leg of lamb—Argentinians are very good at the whole “grilled meat” thing—but if you’re roasting a rack and serving it with a wine-y sauce, Fionna Beckett of Matching Food & Wine recommends a “a younger, more fruit-driven wine such as a younger red Bordeaux, Cabernet or Cabernet/Merlot blend, a Rioja reserva, a Chianti Classico or a northern Rhône red.” Of course, unless you’re trying to impress a real wine expert, no one will complain if you serve bottle after bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.The tannic red is classically paired with rich, red meat for a reason, and that reason is that it tastes good.If you’re slicing ham: There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to pairing wine with cured pork, but knowing what kind of ham you’re going to serve can help you narrow it down.
This week, location-based marketing platform NinthDecimal is making native ads available through its services.The San Francisco-based company offers a Location Graph, which employs location, shopping and purchase behaviors, customer relationship management and other data to target ads.A Location Conversion Index tracks attribution from online and other ads down to foot traffic and purchases in physical stores.President David Staas told me that this is first availability by any platform of “native ads for mobile and desktop with location-derived audiences and offline attribution.”[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]Join us at SMX Advanced, the conference designed for advanced search marketers.
But the rise of blockchain is pushing that war to a whole new height as giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM rush to bring Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) to the cloud environment.Will BaaS become the key differentiator in the competition—or will a whole new technology race in to disrupt the digital landscape?In case you’ve been too overwhelmed with cloud, fog computing, and other tech advancements tearing through your industry, here’s a quick overview: Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, a type of encrypted digital currency.Although it is designed as a general ledger, in its simplest sense, it’s a way to move and store blocks of cryptographically validated data that users can’t corrupt.In other words, it creates a transparent paper trail that anyone can access, but no one can alter.That makes Blockchain far more than a financial tool—it makes it the latest way of sharing, validating, or otherwise endorsing almost , be it “money, titles, deeds, music, art, scientific discoveries, intellectual property, and even votes.”
At a time when there was a big drop off between the smartphone haves-and-have-nots, the Moto G proved you could have a really good experience without breaking the bank.Now, with the Moto G range still going strong after 5 generations, and the Moto E offering an even softer entry point, the Lenovo-owned company could be looking to lower the barriers once again.A report from Evan Blass on VentureBeat cites a source familiar with the company’s plans.Both will feature 5-inch displays according to the report.The Moto C will have an 854 x 480 display, while the C Plus will offer a 720p HD display.The cameras are tipped to be 5mp/2mp on the Moto C and 8mp/2mp on the C Plus
After a record year with revenues up by 24%, global B2B marketing agency, Stein IAS, has undergone one of their biggest management restructures in 44 years, forming a 12 person strong executive management team.Led by CEO, Rob Morrice, and chairman and chief client officer Tom Stein, the newly formed team will lead the next phase of growth for Stein IAS in the Americas, Europe and APAC.The senior team comprises Reuben Webb (chief creative and values officer), Marc Keating (chief innovations officer), Derek Stewart (chief strategy officer), Mike Ruby (chief content and experience officer), Craig Duxbury (global client services director), Ted Kohnen (managing director, Americas and Asia), Sue Guerrero (chief operations officer), Mark Eade (chief finance officer) and Cal Jackson (chief HR officer).The agency has also brought on board a managing director to head up its European operation in Danny Turnbull – recruited from fellow B2B agency, gyro.“Stein IAS has been operating at full throttle for some time, so we’ve decided to pull together a management team from within and outside the agency walls to maintain this upwards growth curve,” says Morrice.“The restructure benefits every department and every office location.
New Company Innovating How Parents Find, Schedule and Experience Childcare SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 10, 2017– SitterFriends announced today that entrepreneur Prem Jain has joined the soon to launch new company, as Investor and Advisor.Jain, formerly of Cisco, is well known for his many contributions in the semiconductor, networking and computer industries.He has helped build and scale four famous startups: Crescendo Communication, Andiamo Systems, Nuova Systems and most recently Insieme Networks, generating many billions of dollars in yearly revenue.“We are extremely excited to have Prem onboard as our investor and advisor.His expertise and wealth of knowledge in running startups is going to be extremely valuable for us as we deploy and scale,” said Fahad Jalal, CEO and Founder of SitterFriends.“I have a great working relationship with Fahad and SitterFriends’ team and I’m confident in their ability to bring this product to market smoothly and efficiently.
I’ve seen a lot of people complaining lately that the Galaxy S8 is too big.Not really: it’s actually the same height as both those phones but significantly less wide.I heard the same “too big” rumblings about the LG G6, although admittedly to a lesser degree.It’ll be too tall, they said, and yet, put it side by side with the regular sized Google Pixel, with its measly 5-inch screen, and the difference is not that noticeable, despite the G6 having a 0.7-inch larger display.The G6 is actually smaller than the Pixel XL and that device still only has a 5.5-inch screen.Think about those display discrepancies in “old phone” terms.
Elon Musk wants to take you to Mars, but he also wants your sweet Earthling dollars to do that—hundreds of thousands of them, at least.With SpaceX’s most recent success, in which the company launched a reused rocket into orbital space for the first time ever, Mars enthusiasts and billionaires alike are buzzing to get to the Red Planet.“I hope you’re all thinking about your tickets to Mars,” Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, told attendees at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs this week, according to reporting by Inverse.“[Reusability is] really a tremendous capability, and I highly recommend it for all of you,” she added.Musk first introduced a $200,000 price tag for future SpaceX-led trips to Mars on September 2016 at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, in which he discussed his plans to make humans “a multiplanetary species.” The plan relies heavily on SpaceX using refurbished rockets to drive down launch costs, which would hypothetically save Martian tourists some cash, too.According to Atkins, some dedicated Mars enthusiasts might feel that ticket is attainable if they save up for 20 or 30 years.“They want congress to feel pressured to fund companies like SpaceX...so if they go out and say, ‘Yeah, we’re really just going to take billionaires to Mars,’ that’s not going to make the average congressperson—who has to answer to their non-billionaire voters—want to go out and give lots of money to SpaceX.” Gizmodo has reached out to SpaceX for comment and will update this post if and when we hear back.
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