Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney Plus, and it put (almost) all its cards on the table last month.Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will reprise their roles, and Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are also in talks to join.The Disney Plus streaming service will be a competitor to video streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Now and -- later this year -- Apple TV Plus.Disney wants its other streaming services -- Hulu and sports-focused ESPN Plus -- to run on the same tech platform so you can subscribe to them with the same password and credit card info.Hulu was jointly owned by four parent companies as recently as March, but this week Disney announced it will buy the rest of Hulu it didn't already own.Disney Plus will include all of Disney's family-friendly and much of its mass-audience fare.
But when the red, yellow, and blue helicopter appeared in the skies over Manhattan’s southern tip, even the most jaded of native urbanites could be excused for risking a stiff neck.With the sun setting in the background of a gorgeous evening, the chopper pulled a barrel roll, turning entirely upside down over the Statue of Liberty.It executed a perfect loop near Battery Park.Rather, it was running what its sponsor, Red Bull, described as a practice session for this Memorial Day weekend’s Bethpage Air Show on Long Island.The Red Bull Aerobatic Helicopter is an MBB BO-105, a multipurpose light-twin-engine German model introduced in 1970 and known for a “hingeless” rotor design that gives it high maneuverability, fast climb performance, and resistance to rollovers when hovering near the ground.Instead, the little helo’s blades are designed to be more flexible.
The algorithms that power those apps seem to have problems, too, trapping users in a cage of their own preferences.You create a profile (from a cast of cute illustrated monsters), swipe to match with other monsters, and chat to set up dates.Monster Match is not really a dating app, but rather a game to show the problem with dating apps.I recently tried it, building a profile for a bewildered spider monstress, whose picture showed her posing in front of the Eiffel Tower.It's to expose some of the fundamental issues with the way dating apps are built.Dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble use "collaborative filtering," which generates recommendations based on majority opinion.
Online selling has expanded in so many different directions that it’s tough to define exactly what digital marketing actually means anymore.SEO, content distribution, ad servicing, email marketing—they’re each distinctly unique, yet increasingly critical areas for savvy entrepreneurs to find and cultivate awareness and sales online.And unfortunately, the smart marketer can’t ignore any of them.For those ready to tackle 21st century commerce, but unsure where to start, The Complete Digital Marketing Super Bundle ($15, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) is a smart place to begin with limited time promo code: WEEKEND60.The collection gathers nine different courses packing 57 hours of instruction on getting upstart marketers up to speed on virtually everything they need to know.MailChimp 101: Learn Email Marketing (a $49.99 value)
Did you know the Scottish Cup is the oldest national football trophy in the world?Well, we can help you there with our Hearts vs Celtic live stream tips.As the norm, the 2019 Scottish Cup final will take place at Hampden Park in Glasgow - so Celtic will immediately have the hometown advantage over Hearts.The game itself is on Saturday May 25 with kickoff at 3pm BST (10am ET, 7am PT, 4pm CET).Saturday 25 May is arguably the biggest day in the 2018-19 Scottish football calendar and all of the action is ready to kick off at 3pm.The big story of the day (sorry Hearts fans) is to see whether Celtic will pull off an unheralded third successive domestic treble, having already won the league (although Rangers weren't far behind) and beaten Aberdeen 1-0 in the Scottish League Cup Final.
Instagram and Twitter are two of the easiest ways for people to stay up-to-date on what's going on with celebrities and hear from them directly.The rankings were compiled using celebrities' average number of social posts per month on Instagram and Twitter.Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesAverage number of total social posts per month: 102Average number of Instagram posts per month: 25Average number of Twitter posts per month: 77
Amazon has announced the launch of support for Traditional Chinese language books on Kindle.The collection includes more than 20,000 books in Traditional Chinese available across the Kindle platform, including on the Kindle mobile apps, Kindle Fire, and Kindle eReader devices.The selection includes translated bestsellers and works from popular authors like Liu Cixin and Qiong Yao.Amazon revealed the new collection on Thursday, stating that authors can now also publish their own Kindle books in Traditional Chinese through its Kindle Direct Publishing platform.The company says it designed multiple features specifically for reading the Traditional Chinese text in horizontal orientation.Readers are given multiple custom font options and support for searching in Traditional Chinese directly from the Kindle app or device.
More retailer bank holiday dealsTV dealsLaptop dealsSmart home dealsGaming dealsBroadband dealsMobile phone dealsMore great bank holiday sale picksThe second set of May's Bank Holiday Sales are now live at all the best retailers and we're here to roundup the hottest deals and tell you who is having the best sales events from now and throughout the long weekend.To stay tuned on all our regular deal updates, bookmark our deals page or follow us over on Twitter.Bank holiday sales: quick linksHisense H43A6250UK 43-inch HDR 4K TV: £359 £259 ArgosThis is a tempting offer from Hisense and the reviews have been strong too.LG 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV | £1999 £1739 at Currys
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Is the world any more private today than it was a year ago?“We’re seeing mixed results so we’re having mixed feelings,” Estelle Masse, a senior policy analyst at the privacy advocacy organisation Access Now, told Gizmodo.Armed with the GDPR, national privacy regulators in Europe would finally have the capability to facedown Silicon Valley’s tech giants.“We’re still waiting for those complaints and the investigations that came out of them to produce results.Dixon’s office “currently has 50 large scale investigations running,” she told the U.S. Congress earlier this month, “which, as they conclude in the coming months, will serve to set the mark for what is expected of organisations under the principles of transparency, fairness, security and accountability.”The investigations are looking at American Internet behemoths including Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, Apple, LinkedIn and Quantcast.
You drive out of the garage, make it halfway down the street and wonder if you remembered to close the garage door.We've seen plenty of smart cameras, doorbells and locks for our front doors, but what about the door many of us use the most?If you're in the market for a whole new opener mechanism, you can find smart options from makers such as Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Ryobi.In general, a controller attaches to your existing opener with a double-sided adhesive strip.Smart garage kits also usually include some type of sensor to attach to your garage door.Chamberlain isn't compatible with SmartThings or Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant or IFTTT compatibility will cost you a $1 per month subscription fee, a unique and controversial extra charge for those features that are free on other smart home products.
Gunnar Hambraeus was the chief editor of the Technical Journal, and when New Technology was initiated in 1967 did he same role.In the first issue he starts saying the new magazine's approach: ”the Magazine is not thick but we want to make it rewarding and easy to read, varied, and authoritative, up to date and perhaps also amusing.” " Dad's ambition in life has been to make the technology available and he has been superb at conveying the possibilities.I think he has wanted to be an educator, and New Technology was very stimulating to work in. He always said that a technician can not explain what they are engaged in useless knowledge, " says Ylva Hambraeus Björling, the daughter of Gunnar Hambraeus.Gunnar Hambraeus became the managing director of the Swedish academy of engineering sciencesAfter his time on New Technology, he worked as ceo at the Swedish academy of engineering sciences (IVA).
For a small Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Meizu certainly enjoys grabbing headlines.Though the Meizu 16s is intended primarily for the Chinese market, it will eventually be sold globally.Since the Meizu 16s offers flagship specifications at a mid-range price, we consider it an “affordable flagship.” This segment has most recently seen phones like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Asus ZenFone 6.Rather than stuff lots of goodies in the box, Meizu started offering discounts to Chinese customers who buy the phone and accessories together.Quite frankly, I was amazed at how quickly the phone could verify my face, even with different facial expressions.In addition to a standard eye-friendly mode which can be enabled from sunset to sunrise, the 16s also supports multiple preset display modes: Adaptive, Standard, Photo, and Dynamic.
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I was on the board of the International Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2004 to 2007.Maybe people hate ICANN because it seems so bureaucratic, slow, and political, but I will always defend it as the best possible solution to something that is really hard—resolving the problem of allocating names and numbers for the internet when every country and every sector in the world has reasons for believing that they deserve a particular range of IP addresses or the rights to a domain name.Almost everything was decentralized except one piece—the determination of the unique names and numbers that identified every single unique thing connected to the internet.After Reuters picked up the news on May 20 that ICANN handed over the top level domain (TLD) .amazon to Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com, pending a 30 day comment period, Twitter and the broader internet turned into a flurry of conversations criticizing the ICANN process.Originally, early internet pioneer Jon Postel ran the root servers that managed the names and numbers, and he decided who got what.A move to design a more formal governance process for managing these resources began as the internet became more important and included institutions such as the Berkman Center, where I am a faculty associate.
According a report on CEO compensation in 2018 from The New York Times, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was paid nearly $2.3 billion last year.Tesla has had its share of turmoil over the last year, and its stock price has fallen dramatically since the start of 2019.CEOs make a lot of money, but Elon Musk blew his competition out of the water in 2018, according to a new study by The New York Times.The study, done with the executive compensation consultancy Equilar, looked at compensation for CEOs at 200 large publicly-traded companies last year.That is such a giant disparity that the Times had to "add an extra dimension" to their chart showing pay for top CEOs.While the other 199 executives on the list are represented by a standard bar chart, Musk's haul is illustrated with a two-dimensional rectangle.
Like many of the best pairings in life - fish and chips, Batman and Robin, man and his dog - we can't help but feel like the market's incredible selection of SIM only deals, and all of the free time the Bank Holiday weekend will be providing you were a match made in heaven.If you're now in the position where you need to grab a SIMO, whether that's to pair with a brilliant SIM-free phone you're planning on getting in the Bank Holiday sales, or to put in your phone now your contract is up, this weekend is the time to do it.With offers ranging from the UK's cheapest SIM to some of the most impressive big data offers we've seen on the market, there is pretty much a SIM only deal to suit any needs.We've listed the top five options down below so you can choose the one that works best with your budget.Want to go big on data?These are the best unlimited data SIM only deals
They generally take the form of something adorable, with big doe eyes and a chunky white plastic body that is friendly and completely non-threatening.Or they’ll be the opposite, like Boston Dynamics’ agile robots that move in an uncanny valley-like way but lack things like faces.A robot called Misty falls squarely in the former category; even the name is cute.I wasn’t standing, and there was no mirror in front of nor behind me; maybe the glass-covered painting over my shoulder was especially reflective and caused the confusion.“We’re sending kind of a small image right now, but she generally gets that it’s a person [who is] doing something, or what they’re holding.”The results vary, Edwards said, but the notable piece is that Misty can connect to any similar sort of third-party service.
Google’s intelligent little helper has been powering almost every other smartphone for the past few years, getting better and smarter each day.Despite its dominance on mobile devices, Google shows no signs of slowing down.Aggressive marketing, widespread device integration and new innovations show where Google is placing its eggs.The iconic phrase began letting you for applications and functions within your phone, developing over the years to integrate the search engine and virtual helper we know today.There was no way Google was going to Amazon take the lead in household AI, especially given Google’s unrivalled reservoir of data and information.This gave it the edge despite the smaller list of participating products.
For about a month I’ve been road-testing a wi-fi connected air purifier made by Swedish company, Blueair.For instance I’ve switched to a less dusty cat litter after seeing how quickly the machine’s fan stepped up a gear after clearing the litter tray.Adequate ventilation is also of course necessary to control moisture levels to prevent other nasty issues like mould.Action to tackle climate change continues to lag far behind what’s needed to put a check on global warming.In short, this problem isn’t going away anytime soon — and all too often air quality is still getting worse.At the same time health risks from air pollution are omnipresent and can be especially dangerous for children.