Valve’s game streaming service Steam Link won’t be coming to iOS today, despite a successful Android beta launch earlier this month.According to the official Steam Database Twitter account, Apple rejected the Steam Link app over apparent “business conflicts with app guidelines.” Steam Link was first announced for mobile back in March, and the app functions as a remote desktop so users can access their Steam library of PC games from a mobile device and stream them directly for touchscreen play or for use with a Bluetooth controller.It’s not exactly clear at the moment what the “business conflict” here is, and whether it has anything to do with Apple’s somewhat contentious 30 percent App Store fee for all purchases, in-app or otherwise.It may perhaps be due to the fact that Steam Link allows an iOS user to access another app store, namely Steam, within Apple’s tightly controlled ecosystem.Apple was not immediately available for comment.“On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release,” the statement reads.
The latest twist in the ongoing, seven-year-old smartphone patent trial between Apple and Samsung awards the iPhone maker a final verdict of $539 million in damages, according to Bloomberg.Jurors awarded Apple the verdict in federal court in San Jose, California today, concluding that Samsung infringed on Apple design and utility patents covering aspects of mobile design like rounded corners, the rim of the front face of the iPhone, and the now-iconic app grid layout of the iOS home screen.“We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers,” Apple said in a statement given to Bloomberg.“This case has always been about more than money.” Effectively, the jury was deciding whether Samsung owed Apple money based on sales of their smartphones or the components that infringed on Apple’s patents, as Bloomberg points out.The case has been ongoing since 2011, and the countless appeals and verdicts have made it one of the most complex corporate patent infringement trials in the history of the technology industry.Apple initially demanded Samsung pay $2.5 billion when the lawsuit began 2011, but that figure was reduced to less than $1 billion in the initial 2012 verdict in Apple’s favor.
Customer development is one of the first and most integral steps that entrepreneurs have to take when they go about launching a startup.Yet, many first-time entrepreneurs don't really know how to do it well.In a talk from Barcelona Founder Institute, Justin Wilcox, Founder of Customer Dev Labs shares his knowledge about customer development, and the do's and don'ts of this process.Customers buy solutions to problems.How do you find problems?Firstly, surveys can be useless, and at the early stage, often do more harm than good.
Regardless of how great a startup idea may be, almost every startup struggles to find their first few users.In the post below, Anshuman Bapna explains that customer acquisition can be easy when correctly leveraging the social media platform Twitter.Anshuman Bapna is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO of the travel planning service Mygola.Previously, he was the co-founder of RightHalf.com, which was acquired while Bapna was an undergraduate student.In the article below, Bapna shares the invaluable startup marketing tips and lessons he gained from years of building and growing technology companies.This post was written by Anshuman Bapna - CEO of Mygola and mentor of the Bangalore Founder Institute.
Facebook announced Wednesday it would make a security feature called two-factor authentication easier to set up.The process will become simpler, and users who don't have phone numbers can now sign up for it too, Scott Dickens, a product manager at Facebook, said in a blog post.Two-factor authentication adds an extra step to your login process when a website has reason to think someone else could be trying to get into your account.When a bank, email or social media site sees that you're logging in from a new location, for example, they can require you to enter in a one-time code to prove that it's you.If Facebook's move encourages more users to enable the feature, it'll be good news.Security experts say you shouldn't rely on passwords alone to keep your online accounts safe, but the process for setting two-authentication can be cumbersome.
Where do you see 5G providing the greatest opportunities for operators?It should be considered the basis of digitalization of automotive, education, logistics, agriculture and health industries as well as Industry 4.0 transformation.In this new era, the most important power is “data”; it resembles the petroleum of 100 years ago.Just as extracted crude oil is worth 50-60 dollars and after processing it gains millions of dollars’ in value, data is measured in terms of GBs in its crude form.However, when we take this data and process it, we turn it into digital services such as music, TV, magazine, and messaging services.As the speed will generate more data, people and things will interact more with each other and there will be vast opportunities for the operators to analyse data.
Mobileye, the Israeli self-driving technology company Intel acquired last year, announced on Thursday that it would begin testing up to 100 cars on the roads of Jerusalem.Mobileye is a global leader in selling driver-assistance technology to automakers.While most companies working on full self-driving technology have made heavy use of lidar sensors, Mobileye is testing cars that rely exclusively on cameras for navigation.But this argument relies on two big assumptions, and it's far from clear that either of them is true.We didn't find Mobileye's argument for this proposition very compelling:"Radar works as well in bad weather conditions but might fail due to non-relevant metal objects, as opposed to camera that is affected by bad weather but is not likely to be affected by metal objects," the white paper argues.
Game of Phones: Every week I’ll pick a game for iOS or Android that’s perfect for long journeys, the commute or just when you want to switch off from the outside world.For myself and many other gamers above a certain age threshold, Grim Fandango has a very special place in our hearts.Released in 1998 during the glory years of PC gaming it was a triumph in witty, interactive storytelling.The game’s setting and design are unlike anything you’ve played before and place you in a world where the Aztec belief of afterlife has been married to the genre of 1930′s film noir.Within this world you play Manuel “Manny” Calavera, a travel agent for the lost souls who must make the journey through the land of the dead towards the Ninth Underworld.The better you were alive, the nicer your mode of transport will be with the best being a train that takes four minutes, and the worst being on foot and that takes four years.
Security Oded Vanunu has seen it all when it comes to cyber security.In fifteen years time, he has worked at security company Check Point, and today he leads a team of white hat hackers who, among other things nystat up vulnerabilities in services such as Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. "I have worked in the industry long, but I have never experienced that säkerhetslandskapet been so scared as now," he said to Techworld, and continues: " On the one hand you have the big nations spend millions of dollars on cyber weapon, and on the other hand, you have cyber criminals organizations that are earning a killing on the attack.Sandwiched between the two, you will find consumers that are only going to get worse the more the other two spread out.If you can believe him spending nations millions of dollars to develop cyber weapon, and their search of vulnerabilities has made it more difficult for white hat hackers to keep its ideals.
Cambridge Analytica, the shady data firm accused of misusing the data of millions of Facebook users, filed for bankruptcy in the US late Thursday.The news is hardly shocking—the firm announced that it had filed for insolvency in the UK earlier this month with bankruptcy proceedings in the US to soon follow.The voluntary petition declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy, submitted by Cambridge Analytica’s New York office, listed assets in the range of $100,001 (£74,180) to $500,000 (£370,890) and liabilities from $1 million (£740,000) to $10 million (£7.4 million).It was signed on behalf of board members Rebekah and Jennifer Mercer, the conservative heiresses and daughters of billionaire Robert Mercer who funneled millions into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.The bankruptcy filing reveals that Cambridge Analytica’s US-based parent company, SCL USA, also filed for bankruptcy Thursday in New York.It also shows that Cambridge Analytica affiliates SCL Group Ltd, SCL Analytics Ltd, SCL Commercial Ltd, SCL Social Ltd, SCL Elections Ltd, and Cambridge Analytica (UK) Ltd, all filed for bankruptcy in the UK earlier this month.
We just got a smattering of patches that seem to be in the "Oh yeah, we forgot" bucket.Windows 7 and 8.1 received Previews (which you should never install, of course).Win10 1607 (out of support for Home and Pro on April 10) and 1703 got the usual laundry list of minor fixes.I bet Win10 1709 and 1803 updates will be out soon.KB 4103713 - Win7 Monthly Rollup preview.Doesn't solve the network driver uninstallation bug, but does add a new "SMB1 access auditing on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1."
In the year is expected revenue to increase by 50 percent, according to ceo Oscar Berglund.”We grow in existing markets where we existed for a long time, for example, in Sweden, as well as in new markets in the rest of Europe.Betalvolymerna becomes more of our existing customers at the same time as we had a steady addition of new customers,” says ceo Oscar Berglund.the Company's services are available today in 29 markets in Europe and allows users to pay online directly from their bank account, making debit or credit cards redundant in the process.the Transactions are taking place within the space of a few seconds, even during evenings and weekends.As we grow, you are also improving the margins
Xiaomi Mi 6X was launched on April 25th in China and this device was applauded for its AI camera and portrait mode.Today, Xiaomi officially released an exclusive cherry blossom powder and Glacier Blue variants of this smartphone.The 520 pink-blue CP Xiaomi Mi 6X uses an ultra-slim body design which makes it looks sleek and elegant.These smartphones will be available for pre-order on May 18 by 8:00 pm and it will go on sale on May 20 by 10:00 am.As for its configuration, the Xiaomi Mi 6X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.There is also a lower 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.
Huawei's youth brand Honor has cut the ribbon on its 2018 flagship smartphone, and it's a beauty.We've already seen an AI camera from parent company Huawei in the P20, which works out what you're pointing the camera at and adjusts the settings accordingly (although it insists my pet budgerigar is 'food', which is a little alarming), and Honor previously launched one in the View 10.However, the Honor 10's AI has more photo categories than ever, meaning it can identify and optimise images of not just obvious things like your face and a plate of ribs, but cats, dogs, fireworks, text, greenery and, erm, pandas.It can recognise more than 500 scenarios in 22 categories, apparently, and Honor also talked up the phone's ability to separate different layers of the same photo and optimise them, giving a demo that correctly identified a person, white horse, greenery in the background and the blue sky above, working its magic to make them all look as good as possible.The rear dual camera has 24 and 16MP sensors working together, both f/1.8 with dual-core phase detection autofocus.Meanwhile, the front-facing 24MP selfie camera includes AI capabilities and multi-frame image processing.
After north Korea conducted a underjordstest of nuclear weapons inside a mountain changed the shape of the mountain.It is a study of the Nanyang technological university in Singapore, which the changes of mount Mantap has been studied after north korea underjordstester of nuclear weapons.the Study, published in Science Magazine notes that the rock has fallen half a meter, and expanded to 3.5 meter in size.the Test of the bomb took place in september 2017 and gave a seismografiskt rash on 6.3 in the field, writes Science alert.seismological studies have been one of the primary ways to examine tests of a country like north Korea where information is scarce.In this study, the research group, however, also made use of images taken from space, in order to implement a clearer geological surveys of the area.
Nu testar USA ett system som kan skydda även små fordon mot pansarvärnsvapen.”The Iron Curtain” upptäcker inkommande raketer och skjuter sönder dem med nedåtriktade projektiler – millisekunder innan träffen.Axelburna pansarvärnsvapen har varit ett svårbemött problem ända sedan andra världskriget.Med stor genomslagskraft kan en ensam soldat neutralisera en stridsvagn värd över 30 miljoner kronor.Projektilerna kombinerar en riktad sprängverkan med strålverkan – men det är RSV-strålen av smält metall som skapar kaos inuti pansarfordonet, med brand, splitter, tryck- och blixtverkan.Stridsvagnarna kämpar för att hålla jämna steg med raketvapnen – bland annat med reaktivt pansar.
The X-Fi Sonic Carrier from Creative has made everything else sound cheap and hollow by comparison.And it had to change me forever to justify its $4,000 price — that’s more than what my car is worth.It boosts 1,000 watts of speaker power, and that does not include the 600 watts for the subwoofer.It has eight distinct processors that send audio to nine front-firing speakers, four up-firing channels, and two more that fire to the side.A movie like Star Wars: The Last Jedi demonstrates how capable the Sonic Carrier is at going from quiet and tense moments to all-out bombast.Thanks to Creative’s SuperWide X-Fi audio algorithm and its EAX 15.2 digital signal processor (DSP) alchemy, the Carrier can turn a crappy source like a movie trailer on YouTube into an immersive, consuming soundstage that blasts Dolby/DTS-like audio at a 24-bit 192kHz resolution.
Eller rättare sagt: det är en vital del i PMC:s kommande Fact Fenestria, ett seriöst highend-flaggskepp med ett par unika tekniska lösningar.För vissa är PMC studiohögtalare, för oss hifi-intresserade är det några av de finaste som byggs för hemmabruk i England.PMC är ett av få märken som lyckats få transmissionslinjeprincipen att fungera som den är tänkt.En transmissionslinje är en lång kanal som vindlar sig på insidan av kabinettet och när den görs rätt fungerar den som en förlängning av basens frekvensomfång.Hos PMC kallar de det för Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) och det ser ut så här på insidan:De fyra baselementen arbetar parvis i separata kammare och den blå linjen visar hur de låga frekvenserna leds ut ur högtalaren och ökar effektiviteten i det lägre registret så mycket att högtalarna når ner till 23 Hz.
Full-version commercial software for TechLife magazine readers (for a limited time only)June 2018 - Issue 77Please note that these exclusive downloads will only be available for a limited time, from 10/05/2017 to 27/06/2018.Easily send yourself links, images or any other files between PC and Android phone – or the other way around.Using the highest security level encryption, AES-256, Send2Phone uses a simple drag and drop interface, and supports almost every popular format: Links, text, PDF, mp3 or video formats like WMV, AVI, MOV or MPEG.In this case, the program tells you which service has been compromised in which way, and recommends that you immediately change the password.
New Balance is looking to cement itself as a major player in the football space by running a new range launch in Russia ahead of the World Cup next month.While Adidas is on board as an official sponsor of the tournament, New Balance and its global creative agency Zak looked to win the hearts of Russians ahead of the tournament.Otruska, its first lifestyle footwear and apparel limited edition collection, looks to silo the products into two different schools of thought: speed or creativity.Two films capture these traits, contrasting 'Russian beauty and portentous Soviet power'.Kenny McCallum, general manager New Balance Football, said: “New Balance is excited to introduce a Russia-inspired football and lifestyle pack, bridging style and performance."We can’t wait to see the reaction to the pack and the overall campaign, and to bring this to life over the course of the biggest tournament in the world.”