Plan to reinvent advertising turns out to be more difficult than expected Google, which makes the only major browser not blocking third-party cookies by default, has revised its commitment to phase out third-party cookies by 2022.…
An exhaustive analysis of pixels and resolutions has found some bizarre inconsistencies with the 1080p browser output of streaming kingpin Netflix, with stats suggesting its 1080p output isn't actually 1080p when using some underground niche browsers like, er, Chrome and Firefox.The official stats are buried within a Netflix support page, which says that Chrome, Firefox and Opera can only support HD video up to 720p via HTML5 -- while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can push out 1080p resolution should your internet be fast enough.It's almost as is Microsoft has bunged an enormous amount of money at Netflix to buy some tech superiority to boast about, eh?Although perhaps it's not all an enormous conspiracy, as users of Safari through Mac OS X 10.10.3 or higher should also get full 1080p video as long as their roadside BT cabinet isn't too congested on the evening in question.That said, if you're broadcasting browser tabs to a TV, you're not really doing streaming right.A Roku or Chromecast or [Chinese clone of choice] ought to be able to handle 1080p streams if your internet pipe's fat enough, so it's only going to inconvenience pixel counters hooking up PCs and laptops through cables and full-screening the web player.
But somehow, before we know it, we ve gone ahead done it; we ve bought a ticket to see Batman v Superman.Even if you ve been playing Tomb Raider games for 10 years you ll still occasionally walk up to a gigantic chasm and think, I wonder if Lara can survive that fall?This is the archetypal platforming error: you know you mustn t hit jump until a single pixel of Mario s foot is over the edge – but then during the run up, the adrenaline kicks in, your fingers start twitching and before you even know it, you re pressing the button ... far too early, sending our moustached hero plunging into the abyss.Ryu will ... do a weird little jerky dance that you ve never seen before in your many hours of intensive training.For weeks, you enter different verb-noun combinations: drink potion, consume potion, sip potion, quaff potion.The survival horror panic attack
The Zenfone 2 was one of the most exciting phones of 2015, and Asus look set to keep the momentum going with the Zenfone 3 this year spotted on Antutu with Snapdragon 820 chipset.While not a perfect device, the Zenfone 2 had a lot going for it.It had a powerful chipset, a lot of RAM, decent overall hardware and incredible pricing.So with that all to live up to what will the Zenfone 3 have to offer?Antutu benchmarks posted earlier today are rumoured to be from the Zenfone 3.The phone labeled as the Asus Z016D features a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 1920 x 1080 display, 4GB RAM.32GB memory, and Android 6.0.1.As you can see from the specs, this version of the Zenfone 3 isn t set to make new RAM records, but with an 8 mega-pixel front camera and 23 mega-pixel rear we might see some better performance in these department this time around.For those of you who still think Antutu scores are worth reading in to then the Zenfone 3 scored 135,000 points, which has it ranking just behind the Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi Mi5 and LeTV LeMax 2.We still have around a month before the Zenfone 3 is launched, but if Chinese media are correct it could be well worth it as pricing could be as low as 1999 Yuan.
Android: Yahoo may not be the first app you think of to manage your email, but the company s mobile apps are still pretty sweet.Now, you can sign up for the beta version of the Android app to get the most cutting edge features first.To get the beta version, first you ll need to sign up here, then download the app from the Play Store.On top of the beta, the regular Android app received a couple minor changes.Now you can sync your Yahoo Address Book with your device s contacts and the Mail app has a new People Smart View to see every way you communicate with a person in one place.iOS users also got a couple new features, including a link preview that turns links into informative cards and a Share button so you can send content via Yahoo Mail from other apps.
Experience can only take you so far — the dynamic nature of the world we live in has made specialized training a must.If you re a marketer who wants to stay competitive, you ve got to keep your digital marketing skills on the cutting edge.What you get with Simplilearn s Full Stack Masters ProgramThe Full-Stack Digital Marketer Masters Program includes:access to the foundational Digital Marketing Certified Associate course and project work;nine advanced courses including PPC, web analytics, SEO, content and email;monthly mentoring sessions by experts;on-the-go learning with Android and iOS apps; andMasters Program certificate from Simplilearn.Simplilearn s Digital Marketing Certified Associate course – previewMarket Motive s Digital Marketing Expert PassFounded in 2007, Market Motive is a pioneer in online digital marketing training.But the course s open availability, lack of mentored guidance and access to expert instructors make completing the specialization challenging for self-learners.Choose the best provider for your needsWhether you just need a quick beginner s primer or are ready for a deep dive into advanced digital marketing topics, you are sure to find something to match your learning style and your needs.
So, if you don't want to forget something before you set off for work your iPhone will warn you the minute you turn on the ignition.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults Done5.When adding a symbol or number to a text, simply press and hold the number key.Then, still pressing the screen, move your finger to the desired character.Release your finger and the keyboard will automatically return to letters – so you can keep on typing.
If you purchase either of these two flagship Android phones, you can rest assured that you ll posses one of the finest smartphones ever crafted.We know they re both spectacular on paper, but which flagship Android is the fastest in real-world use?DON T MISS: 5 free apps that will help you hack your financesWhen YouTube user PhoneBuff isn t busy torturing smartphones by dropping them repeatedly with a professional drop test machine until they re destroyed, he s putting handsets through the paces in real-world speed tests.In order to help gauge everyday performance, PhoneBuff has devised a smartphone race of sorts.So what happened when the class-leading HTC 10 and the sleek and powerful Galaxy S7 edge were pitted against each other?Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Eight studies have received funding under Phase 2 of the NASA innovative Advanced Concepts program, including a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft to other star systems using powerful lasers.The high-risk, high-reward ideas — which received grants under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC program — include a possible way to induce a hibernation-like state in Mars-bound astronauts and a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft between the stars using powerful lasers."The NIAC program is one of the ways NASA engages the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, including agency civil servants, by challenging them to come up with some of the most visionary aerospace concepts," Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C, said in a statement Friday May 13 .This basic idea is at the heart of the $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, which Stephen Hawking and other scientists announced last month.In this concept, a spacecraft would slow down upon approach to a planet by generating its own magnetic field.- See more at: http://www.space.com/32894-nasa-interstellar-flight-tech-niac-space-grants.html sthash.r4Idujwq.dpuf"Phase 2 decisions are always challenging, but we were especially challenged this year with so many successful Phase 1 studies applying to move forward with their cutting-edge technologies," Jason Derleth, the NIAC program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in the same statement.
How to use USB connector on Galaxy S7 and S7 EdgeOne of the most useful accessories you get along with the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge inside the box is the USB connector or on-the-go adapter.Data transfer seamlesslyUnlike the traditional way of transferring data – such as contacts, music files, videos, photos and more that is sent to a computer and then uploading it to a phone – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge provide users an easy way to transfer data.You would see a new window appear on the phone, allowing you to select files you want to transfer.Connect keyboards to your S7The on-the-go adapter allows connecting your S7 with a keyboard to offer PC-like typing experience.Flash drive filesUsing the adapter you can also read and share PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and other file formats from USB flash drives.Just use the on-the-go adapter to charge your S7 using the battery power from another phone.
It directly hit me when I pack my new Aston Spirit is the appearance of the packaging. Cardboard box is directly spartan, obviously eco-friendly and completely without unnecessary plastic or other environmentally destructive. A big plus of the edge before I even had time to grab the microphone. Studio has previously reviewed sister Origin, Aston Microphones first creation, and gave the microphone 8 out of 10 rating on the grounds Stylish mic that sounds more expensive than it is. To begin with, Spirit has a built-in transformer with a distinct character that delivers more peak, unlike Origin leaning more towards the neutral direction. Furthermore, we find a three-position switch that lets you choose between cardioid, omni and eight, making Spirit far more versatile than its little sister.
COMING SOON: Google's yearly I/O ail lake place later todayAndroid fans are in for a treat later today as Google looks set to announce what s coming next for its mobile operating system.A number of Android N features have already been released on an early beta version including the ability to split your screen, a redesigned notifications panel and better battery power saving.GOING VIRTUAL: Google is expected to reveal a new VR headsetPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneGOOGLE GOING VIRTUALGoogle already makes a budget VR headset called Cardboard but it s certainly not hi-tech.Codenamed Chirp, this personal assistant is rumoured to help you answer questions and perform simple tasks.Amazon already has its Echo device which plays music, answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather.
This new feature allows anyone with an Android smartphone to make purchases in thousands of stores across the country.These digital cards can then pay for items by tapping your smartphone against any shop contactless card point.An Android Pay app has also been launched to help users set up and manage their transactions.All transactions are encrypted for additional security, with specially generated digital tokens used instead of real card details when a purchase is made, to protect personal information.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DonePali Bhat, Google's senior director of product management, said: "Security is at the centre of Android Pay.
Foundation Medicine, a company that got its start with backing from Google Ventures, Bill Gates, and other major tech investors, received a patent this morning that protects its cancer genomic sequencing process.Now, it's using that patent to sue a competitor, Guardant Health."We certainly intend to pursue the value of this patent, we also have always been focused on and remain focused on a very patient-centric mission," Foundation President Steve Kafka told Business Insider on Tuesday."So our intent here is not to block other laboratories from their testing ... but really to develop strategies to recognize the value that we've captured or we've created, rather.Guardant declined to comment on the patent.Cancer genome sequencingWhen people are diagnosed with cancer, there's a pretty standard course of treatment to fight off the disease: the doctor may start with surgery or a regimen of drugs that are known to work on a particular type of cancer.But after a while, if that first round doesn't knock out all the cancer cells, the cancer can come back and be even trickier to treat.Those harder to treat and rare cancers is where cancer genomics companies, including Foundation Medicine, are trying to help.And earlier this month, the company launched its liquid biopsy test, which looks for circulating tumor DNA in the blood.That data also goes into a Foundation Medicine database, where people ranging from doctors looking for methods to treat a certain rare cancer to pharmaceutical companies interested in finding the patients who will respond the best to a drug that's in development could look at it.NOW WATCH: Only in San Francisco — inside the 232-square-foot micro apartment that sold for nearly $425,000Loading video...
The company's sales grew slightly in the last quarterCisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins spoke at the Global Editors Conference in San Jose, California, on Oct. 5, 2015.That continues a trend the company identified in February, the last time it posted financial results.Those cutting-edge outfits keep expanding their huge data centers and adopting automation to cut costs, Robbins said.Cisco s model for future networks is its Meraki division, which sells network gear with cloud-based management and policy.We see a path to deploying that model across the rest of our portfolio, Robbins said.That s part of the company s push to rely less on selling hardware and more on delivering software and services, which generate ongoing revenue.
But, as the fantasy series' creator George R. R. Martin explains in a Galaxy s Edge Magazine interview, it's never gratuitous, however bloody the demise may be.Particularly if you re writing about war, which is certainly a central subject in Game of Thrones.You don t get to live forever just because you are a cute kid or the hero s best friend or the hero.And certainly, the blood continues to be spilt in the latest season of Game of Thrones, with season six seeing a significant character being 'offed in pretty much every episode so far.Interestingly, the show hasn't lost its bloodlust despite now outpacing the source material – the next entry in the book series that covers the contents of season six was due for release back in January, but as of May 2016 Martin admitted The Winds of Winter still wasn't ready.Galaxy s Edge Magazine via Independent
So, it should come as no surprise that Google is building a new one of its own.If someone sends you a photo of a graduation ceremony, for instance, Allo will offer a congratulations or a well done, and you can chose to send—or not.Where this gets really powerful, says Amit Fulay, the Google product manager who oversees Allo, is when you can bring the assistant into group conversations.You can imagine us exposing hooks where all sorts of other services can integrate, Fulay says.Click to Open Overlay GalleryGoogle Home GoogleSo, that bot inside Allo is part of an even broader movement across the tech world, a movement towards online services that let us chat with all sorts of machines as we chat with each other—or at least kinda like we chat with each other.It s a vast swath of online infrastructure that underpins all sorts of tools.
It ll get you off the sofa if the Xbox is down … The Call UpWith the Imax-scaled Warcraft inbound, this lowish-budget Brit attempt to replicate gaming s immersive properties – stalking nerds around an, of course, mysterious corporation s wipe-clean HQ while they beta test a VR shoot em up – risks looking a bit Amstrad.Yet it s been capably produced: writer-director Charles Barker may cleave to a dusty old slasher-pic template but he hustles everybody briskly between levels, sending his industrious design team ahead of him to redress a presumably limited number of sets.If it s far from bleeding edge – within days, it ll look as dated as Tron and The Lawnmower Man do today – it s a modest upgrade on all those killer-website movies that popped up a decade ago, keeping us at least semi-interested as to who stands and falls.It ll fill a slot, if your Xbox connection is down and you feel inspired to quit the sofa.
TOUCH: Apple has changed the rules surrounding the TouchID fingerprint scannerApple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner has now become the easiest way to unlock the iPhone.But, you may have noticed something has changed when you try and access your iPhone after a good night's sleep.Apple iPhone passcodePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DoneUnlike previous versions of the firm's iOS operating system, if you have not used your Touch ID scanner to unlock the device within the last eight hours – you will be forced to input your complex password or passcode.Apple updated its iOS Security Guide earlier this month to reflect the changes.• After five unsuccessful attempts to match a fingerprint.
Combining sensors and tags that provide data about the dimensions of different cargo and containers with systems that provide real-time data about empty space in a trucking fleet can help operators fill that empty space and recover much that revenue leakage.Healthcare: Using asset tracking with traditional systems for keeping medical records can improve patient care at healthcare facilities.For instance, collecting data from barcodes assigned to individual patients along with software systems for tracking medical records can reduce errors like giving patients the wrong medication or wrong doses by 42%.Zebra Technologies already provides the asset tracking, bar code scanning, and enterprise mobile devices for collecting and sharing real time data for these use cases.It s so big that it could mean new revenue streams for your company and new opportunities for you.Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions because they will use IoT to 1 lower operating costs; 2 increase productivity; and 3 expand to new markets or develop new product offerings.networks The important role analytics systems, including edge analytics, cloud analytics, will play in making the most of IoT investments The sizable security challenges presented by the IoT and how they can be overcome The four powerful forces driving IoT innovation, plus the four difficult market barriers to IoT adoption Complete analysis of the likely future investment in the critical IoT infrastructure: connectivity, security, data storage, system integration, device hardware, and application development In-depth analysis of how the IoT ecosystem will change and disrupt 16 different industries To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT universe, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.