Boxing Day Sales 2016: All the best early deals you can take advantage of right now.With Christmas just around the corner, here's everything you need to know to bag a bargain in the next bout of December and January UK sales.Still got some money left over after Black Friday?If you haven't already ticked everyone off your Christmas shopping list, though, fear not – there are still plenty of great bargains you can take advantage of today, and even more to come in the Boxing Day sales.We'll be updating this page with fresh deals regularly, so keep checking back, especially on December 26 when the action will really hot up!Best early Boxing Day deal – save £115 on Oral-B electric toothbrush!
Are you looking for a better way to manage multiple profiles?Once you log in, in the top right corner you can add accounts and choose which updates to post.You can connect your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google , and Tumblr accounts.You can use Buffer for free with limited features.At the very top, five tabs help focus your social media management.Upgrading your account unlocks access to features that will additionally boost your social media marketing efficiency and results.
In one hand they held traditional glasses of bubbly, but in the other were sheets of paper they had filled with their personal data.They wanted to know what would happen in a world where instead of vetting potential dates by their artfully posed selfies or carefully crafted dating-site profiles, we looked at data gathered by their computers and phones.As use of data-gathering devices increases, it s a world that s just round the corner.Elsden and his colleagues want to explore other ways we can use data that gets collected as we go about our modern lives.Can we give people more control over it, make it more ambiguous or playful?It asked for a host of specific numbers: shoe size, the farthest distance they had travelled from home, the earliest and latest times of day they had sent an email in the past month, their heart rate as they filled out the form.
Forget about buying a new car or tearing out your car's dashboard.Let me be almost recklessly honest: I allow my Android phone to distract me while driving.It s not officially called that—it s still just Android Auto —but Google used that phrasing during my demo, and asked that I make an explicit distinction between Android Auto on phone screens, and Android Auto on dashboard screens.There s a back and home button on the bottom of the screen, a button to engage voice control, and a hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner of the interface.Google says it will soon bring hotwording to Android Auto so that you can issue commands with a simple OK Google prompt rather than tapping on an icon to get started.Android Auto, now with WazeOne of the best things about Android Auto on your phone screen is that all the applications already supported by the platform will work—this includes Spotify, Pocket Casts, and Waze, for which Google announced compatibility at its I/O keynote.
Caption: This summer, millions of eyes will be watching Rio de Janeiro, as the 2016 Summer Olympics descend on the Brazilian city.It s at the Jewish Museum of New York until September 18, and it represents recognition at last of the tremendous influence Marx had on modern landscape architecture.Decades later, you can see that influence in, for example, the abandoned rail viaduct in New York City that James Corner Field Operations turned into the vaunted High Line.It sounds ridiculous that in a place like Brazil, that s so blessed with incredible flora and nature, people were importing roses and European species for gardens, Nahson says.The Jewish Museum show, the first comprehensive survey of Burle Marx s work in a quarter century, includes photos of all those parks, as well as paintings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and works of stained-glass.But the designs live on, as a backdrop for the wheels of speeding Olympian cyclists.
If the people in your household do a good job of scraping or rinsing off their plates before sticking them in the dishwasher, it can be hard to tell when the dishes inside are clean or dirty.Sure, you could have some sort of indicator on the outside of the dishwasher, but if you like to keep your kitchen clutter free, Alice Medrich at Food52 recommends you try this:Keep a small glass in the top front corner of the rack.Empty the glass after you put the dishes away: An empty glass means dishes are dirty.As long as you remember to pour the glass out, it will work every time.No clutter, no mess, and you barely have to open the dishwasher to check.How to Hack the Kitchen Tools You Need Why Not to Buy Them Food52
Google's mobile payment solution has launched with the support of a number of banks, and will work on any Android phone running KitKat 4.4 with an NFC chip inside.Well, we're here to help.Make sure you have NFC switched onYour Android phone uses its NFC chip to make mobile payments, so before you start adding your cards you'll need to make sure it's turned on.Toggle the switch, and you're golden.Open the Android Pay app, and start adding cardsNext, search out the recently installed Android Pay app on your homescreen and open it.Tap the circular ' ' button in the lower right hand corner and you'll be given the chance to add a new card.
Slated for a late summer release, key new features in Android N include split-screen mode, so more than one app can be run simultaneously, or picture-in-picture mode so you can watch a video on the corner of the screen while browsing the web or checking email.Some of these features are already available on some handsets today but bringing them to the core of the Android experience means they can be unified and extended across all phones running the operating system.A new software JIT compiler will make app installs 75% faster and the compiled code size will be reduced by 50%, according to Google.As good as this sounds, unfortunately has nothing to do or bound to help with Android's fragmentation issue and slow updates from carriers and manufacturers.Instead of acting like a search box that can interpret your voice commands, the new Assistant works on a more conversational mode and can infere from context, not unlike Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.As with all beta releases, we only recommend these to early adopters and tinkerers that can live with some bugs.
Google I/O 2016 Google's I/O developer conference isn't just about code – the Chocolate Factory has many schemes and attendees have been drawn to a large balloon hovering in a corner of the conference venue.Each balloon has a 100W solar panel array that charges a battery for nighttime operations, LTE antennas capable of covering around 80 kilometers on the ground, and additional antennas to relay traffic to other balloons.A Google spokesman told The Reg that the instrument package hasn't been finalized and may include weather-monitoring kit that could be used by Google, and possibly sold on to weather forecasting agencies.The system has had a number of trials, notably in New Zealand – where Google partnered with local telco Vodafone to provide a network backbone for the LTE traffic.So far the results have been good, Google said, but the system needs to be tested at scale using thousands of balloons.It's an interesting project, and one that would be welcomed in large chunks of the world where coverage is sporadic or unavailable.
E.ventures, a global investment firm with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, has announced a new $150 million fund targeting early-stage European startups.Founded in 1998 as BV Capital, the organization unified its various international funds under one umbrella back in 2012, when it rebranded as E.ventures.Today, the firm says it manages more than $1 billion and has some notable names in its portfolio, including App Annie, Sonos, Groupon, Azimo, and Delicious.In addition to the new $150 million fund, E.ventures will draw on a $290 million pot to begin making growth investments across Europe, with the plan to accompany entrepreneurs through the full investment life cycle, it said.Our willingness to explore every corner of the continent and provide operational support to the businesses we invest in increases the potential of our funds.E.ventures also announced that it s adding a new partner — Bernardo Hernández, who founded real estate listing platform Idealista.com and has also served as senior director of product at Google and general manager at Flickr.Hernández isn t new to the investment realm either, having previously started StepOne Ventures in San Francisco back in 2008, a firm geared toward helping European startups hit the U.S. running.E.ventures latest fund is just one of many to arrive on the scene in recent times.Notion Capital introduced a $120 million fund for cloud startups last year, while Lakestar launched a $400 million fund for both European and U.S. startups.More recently, Index Ventures closed a fresh $550 million fund for seed and venture investments in Europe, the U.S., and Israel; Accel unfurled $500 million for Europe and Israel; a Chinese investment vehicle announced $715 million to help European startups target China; and just this week, Runa Capital raised a $135 million fund for later-stage U.S. and European startups.
The analyst pointed out that the United Kingdom one of Finland's most important trading partners. Only the wind is not in his view, no end in sight: Achieving competitive agreement pokes, and at the same time just around the corner lurks a new external threat: Brexit that is, the difference between Great Britain from the EU. forest and chemical industry would be significant, as a whole indirect effects through the economic development in other European countries would be obviously a direct impact on the Britannia trading higher. Finland is not only heavily dependent on exports to the economy, but the export of our products are very sensitive to the growth of the global industry and world trade and trading partners to invest. outside Finland it seems to be an analyst, also to be afraid of the fact that Finland would follow Britain starting with the euro. The importance of a quick settlement of internal problems, this situation is even more - otherwise the credibility of Finland to change are stable and the economy is being eroded completely, the analyst warns in his review.
The Master Builders at LEGO have been hard at work producing one of their most incredible designs to date - the Houses of Parliament.LEGO The LEGO build consists of 4163 intricate pieces.The completed LEGO set stands over 60cm high and is an incredible tribute to the engineering and architecture of the real Elizabeth Tower and the Houses of Parliament.LEGO The set included rare elements such as ski poles, flowers and corner plates.The LEGO build features a detailed façade with statues, shields and windows and a clock tower with four adjustable clock dials.The tower even houses the iconic bell, Big Ben itself and will be available in July.
The AutoRally platform is technically still a toy, but at almost 40-inches in length and with a top-speed of 62 miles per hour, it s a perfect fifth-scale replica of a human-sized car.After a couple of low-speed human-controlled practice laps on a dirt track to familiarize the truck s AI with the simple course, the vehicle was left to navigate it all on its own, while trying to maintain a constant speed of around 18 miles per hour.Using specially-developed algorithms that calculate 2,560 different possible trajectories for the oncoming two-and-a-half seconds of travel, the truck calculates the best possible way to safely navigate a corner or straightaway all by itself using its steering, acceleration, and braking.Most of the time that includes power-sliding around a corner to maintain as much of its speed as possible—a skill that the little truck learns all by itself through trial and error.The key innovation here isn t about teaching autonomous cars how to safely drift around corners at high speeds—as cool as it looks.Slowing to a crawl every time it rains will keep self-driving cars safe, but they won t do the world any favors when it comes to traffic jams.
Credit: AppleApple s main flagship store in San Francisco, the one at 1 Stockton Street, has never been a particularly nice place.It opens to the public this Saturday, and on Thursday, retail head Angela Ahrendts showed off the store to journalists, unveiling several new design elements.Some just seem like rebrandings: The space for educational workshops is now called The Forum and has a really big video screen, and the off-the-floor space where Apple reps help business customers is now called The Boardroom.Although night owls beware: Union Square isn t the most inviting place in the middle of the night.Goodbye, Genius Bar applestore @AngelaAhrendts pic.twitter.com/zD7W2UFYQi— Shara Tibken @sharatibken May 19, 2016This might be one of those things you have to experience to figure out if there s any benefit.Apple Stores already lack a checkout—instead you flag down an employee with a handheld point-of-sale system—so having a desk for the Genius Bar at least gave the store that little bit of structure.
Today, fifteen years ago, Apple opened the doors of its first two stores. The location was Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California. Virtually all pundits sawn concept altogether, but it was not long before the success was a fact. Here's what it looked like when Steve Jobs showed off the Apple store for the world: In the current situation, there are nearly 500 stores around the world, specifically in the US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United UAE. Altogether they have more than a million visitors a day.
It may be hard to imagine a time before they existed, but Apple's retail stores celebrated their 15th birthday on Thursday.When they first opened, the concept of an Apple Store seemed like a risky proposition — The New York Times called it "an aggressive move during an economic slowdown".At the time, Apple's computer business was doing ok, but the personal computer landscape was still dominated by Windows PCs.The iPod was a success, but in the pre-iPhone days Apple didn't have a lot of money to burn on ventures like retail.Fifteen years and 479 stores later, the bet Apple made paid off.Apple stores generate more revenue per square foot than any other retailer — even jewelry stores.Before they officially opened, Steve Jobs made a video walkthrough of the Tysons Corner, VA store to give folks an idea of what the stores would look like.Some things, including the genius bar and long wooden tables, have remained the same, while the overall layout of the stores has since evolved.The video is a blast from the past, and comes from a time when Apple was still the underdog, trying new things to differentiate themselves from all the other PC makers.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Apple s retail stores.Led by Steve Jobs, the Cupertino-based company opened its first two retail stores, one in Tysons Corner, Virginia and the other in Glendale, California, on May 19, 2001.A year later, Apple hired former Target marketing executive Ron Johnson who was responsible for transforming the retail store from a K-Mart clone into a trendy chain that specialized in affordable, well-designed housewares.After what was described as a few false starts, he landed on the concept of focusing on the user experience of Apple's products.That s an impressive haul when you consider the iPod hadn t even been released yet and the iPhone was still six years away.These days, Apple s retail stores make more money per square foot than any other retail location.
The "dark web" is a hidden corner of the internet that is the home to many things people want to keep in the shadows: drugs, counterfeits, stolen items, and so on.But there are also far stranger elements.A popular thread on Reddit once asked the simple question, "What's your Deep Web story?" In other words, the Reddit user was asking people to share any weird experiences they had encountered while using anonymous web services to access secret websites.Services like Tor, which mask a user's identity and let them browse the internet anonymously, give access to a slew of websites known as the Dark Web or Deep Web .These sites won't work on a "normal" web browser like Google Chrome.Silk Road is the prototypical example of a Dark Web site, a now closed black market for goods, whose notorious founder is now in prison.Silk Road is closed, but what else is out there?Here are some of the bizarre and creepy things you can stumble on when accessing the dark underbelly of the web, as told by the people who actually experienced them.The post is based on a previous post by Cale Guthrie Weissman.
It s often tough to fathom that Amazon s Kindle, the predominant e-reader of the decade thus far, has been around for more than eight years.It seems like just yesterday my mother was unboxing the slick, white device from underneath the Christmas tree, her smug smile and giddy excitement in tow.The eBook marketplace is overwhelming, with more than a million books and publications available at your fingertips within a mere 60 seconds, ranging in cost from 99 cents up into the thousands of dollars.However, there s also a myriad of titles available through Amazon, Google Play, and other sources that are available entirely free of charge.The bulk of the titles include those that have fallen into public domain over the years, but there s also a healthy dose of self-published and over-the-counter titles you d likely pick up on your way through the checkout line at your local supermarket.To do so, navigate to your Google Play Book library, click the three squares in the upper-right corner of any title and select Download PDF from the resulting drop-down list.
You ll like this but not a lot Tintin and Captain Hipster, er, Haddock.I m on stage with a gun pointing at my heart.Hang on, he mutters, I ve got an idea.Yes, it seemed rather off-the-wall to me too at the time but it just goes to show there is no such thing as coincidence.Uncle Tam what a load of crap McVitie was particularly apologetic, I remember, and went on to achieve significant promotion at work.This is because it has been unplugged from the PC and the cable has been slung over a corner of the delegate s monitor.