Facebook s quarterly earnings typically has one particularly eyebrow-raising statistic: the number of mobile users.That s why the company s new Oregon datacenter has a Mobile Device Lab, which uses real devices to monitor Facebook performance in real-time.If it wants everyone to have the same experience, the app or mobile website has to act the same no matter which device you re using.The Mobile Device Lab has racks of various devices — from flagships to bargain handsets — that hold up to 60 devices.It started as a sled that held devices in a metal rack, but the metal blocked Wi-Fi.The Slatwall was an extension of the Gondola; basically an entire room that was a Gondola, and allowed Facebook to have 240 devices active at a given time.
If you re playing Pokémon Go and find yourself landing up at an increasing number of restaurants, stores, and other businesses to catch your creatures, it s likely to be the game s new monetization strategy kicking in.Keen to cash in on the game s phenomenal – and instant – popularity, creator Niantic is reportedly planning to introduce sponsored locations as a way of enabling businesses to attract more people to their premises.For those not in the know, Pokémon Go uses augmented reality to let players navigate the real world to capture Pokémon.A fantasy version of Google Maps reveals the whereabouts of the creatures, encouraging users to travel to different places to play the game with their smartphone.The free Android and iOS game, which launched last week in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, currently makes money off in-app purchases, but sponsored locations looks set to guarantee another lucrative revenue stream.The plan was revealed by Niantic boss John Hanke, who told the FT this week that it s considering letting companies pay to be locations within the virtual game board – the premise being that it is an inducement that drives foot traffic.
The 136kg robot is designed to patrol outdoor areas and secure them from thievesA security robot employed to guard a shopping centre in California ran over a toddler, leaving them bruised with a swollen foot and sore head.The 136kg robot didn't notice when it ran into the 16-month-year-old child and carried on driving."The robot hit my son's head and he fell face down on the floor.The robot did not stop, it kept moving forward," Tiffany Cheng, the toddler's mother, to ABC 7."He was crying like crazy."
We have written about Knightscopes Dalek-like robot K5 few times before and now it seems as if for the first time have injured a man. It must have been about a 16-month-old child who should have been in the robot's path when it patrolled the shopping center in the US Stanford. The robot pushed down first child and then drove over the child's foot. The child should not, however, been severely damaged. The parents of the child are obviously still very upset and her mother tells ABC7 News: "The missile hit my son's head and he fell down facing down on the floor and the robot did not stop and it kept moving forward.
UberMedia has launched what it calls the Optimal GeoSpace, a dynamic targeting zone that changes by location, time of day and retail category.The company says it developed the approach to fight against the blunt, one size fits all approach of conventional geofences.Several years ago xAd introduced what it called SmartFencing, which is conceptually similar.UberMedia s Optimal GeoSpace was developed from a internal product used to help retailers make real-estate site decisions.The collected data reflect consumer shopping foot-traffic patterns and retail trade areas, according to Michael Hayes, UberMedia s CMO.We look at shopping patterns throughout the day to determine the optimal shopping area for each location, he explained.
Nissan has a new autonomous driving system called ProPILOT, and it s coming to its first production vehicle in August.ProPILOT, a self-driving feature designed for use in single-lane highway driving situation, arrives in the Nissan Serena first, which is currently set to go on sale next month.Likely in light of recent events faced by Tesla around its own Autopilot self-driving tech, Nissan is very clearly laying out what ProPILOT is – and what it isn t. In a press release, the company notes that ProPILOT is single-lane, as mentioned Autopilot can manage lane changes and that it controls steering, acceleration and braking, and is designed to be used when traffic is heavy and the going is slow, or during extended commutes.Like other cruise-assist features you may have seen before, ProPILOT can automatically manage the distance between your car and any leading car, between speeds ranging from about 18mph to about 60mph.It also keeps the car in the lane, using a monocular 360-degree camera system communicating with an on-board processing system provided by Mobileye the same tech provider that powers Tesla s Autopilot, as well as drive-assist features from BMW, GM, Volvo and others to watch for lane markers and vehicles out front.One of ProPILOT s features is to fully stop when the car in front stops, and Nissan notes that the brakes remain engaged when this occurs even if the driver doesn t have their foot on the brake pedal.
Samsung might have one foot firmly entrenched in high-end territory, as far as phones are concerned, but the company has its other foot in budget territory.That is why Samsung unveiled the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 in October, and that is why the company just released upgrades to both phones.Starting with the Galaxy On5 Pro, the phone features a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display, with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter above it and an 8MP main camera around back.Similar to the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy On5 Pro s removable back is made of a faux leather material, with a 2,600mAh battery and a MicroSD card slot beneath that cover.Powering the Galaxy On5 Pro is a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 chipset and 2GB RAM, which should be enough to give the phone some oomph when it comes to everyday activities.Elsewhere, the phone features dual-SIM capabilities, as well as a standard Micro USB port and 4G LTE.
A young boy was knocked down and run over by a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound security robot at a California mall on Thursday.Sixteen-month-old Harwin Cheng suffered a swollen foot and several scrapes in the scary encounter at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.The robot hit my son s head and he fell down — facing down on the floor — and the robot did not stop and it kept moving forward, Harwin s mom, Tiffany Teng, told ABC 7.Teng said that the robot would have run over her son s other foot had her husband not pulled the boy away.ABC 7 reporter Lilian Kim tweeted a photo of Harwin s injury next to the accused robot:16 mo old has injuries to leg, foot after @StanfordShop security robot knocks him down and runs him over.
— Dmitri Siegel, Vice President of Global Brand and Executive Creative Director for Sonos.Home is where the heart is and the heart of Sonos new 4,200-square-foot retail store is a recreation of the home experience.Located in New York City s trendy SoHo neighborhood, multiroom audio pioneer s first ever retail store was built following one core acoustic principle: 50/50.We wanted a 50/50 environment.50 percent diffusion and absorption, 50 percent reflective, said Whitney Walker, the Sonos store general manager, during a tour of the store, referring to the different manners in which sound interacts with the store s surrounding environment.Besides the acoustics, the most glaring difference between the Sonos store and even similarly design-conscious retail stores from the likes of Apple is that there are no rows of products on display for sale, and even the gear you can test out is confined to the listening areas.
Love virtual reality, but hate wearing those clunky goggles on your face?The organization recently completed a new installment dubbed The Cave — an enormous floor-to-ceiling virtual reality tunnel that allows designers to create giant mock-ups of their concepts and then experience what it s like to walk through them — all without strapping a screen to their face.The WSU Cave is a 4-sided immersive visualization system, Jeff Fisher, WSU s virtual reality lab manager, tells Digital Trends.It has a 19 foot wide x 10 foot tall front screen, two 10 foot x 10 foot side screens, and a 19 foot x 10 foot floor screen that projected images are displayed on.Our system is considered flexible in the sense that the side walls are hinged, and can be folded out to make a continuous 39 feet x 10 feet wall if needed.To achieve the full effect requires 12 Digital Projection Titan LED 3D projectors.
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For someone who s never heard of Pokemon, the idea of seeing millions of people running around waving phones in the air to catch virtual pockets monsters is absurd as it looks in actuality.So while no one is embarrassed to admit they ve downloaded Pokemon Go, it got us thinking: What apps are you afraid to admit you have on your phone?Halfway through he says That s an app for girls, right?Even though the Toned Butt & Thighs focus was pretty clear and the only photos used were of girls.Which is why I hate to admit that the app Spring lives on my phone.I m a petite girl at 5 2, and while that s pretty standard where I come from, in the US and Netherlands were my coworkers are more than a foot taller than me on average, sometimes I do feel rather tiny.
This is a really captivating look at how wooden objects are made in small villages across China.This video shows how residents of Shawo Village—a community with only 270 households—use foot-powered lathes to make their wooden bowls, utensils, tools, toys, and more.It s just fascinating to see the process of it all: from the selection of the willow tree for the wood, to the brutal shaping of it, to the careful turning to transform a single chunk of wood into multiple bowls.Hundreds of years ago, almost every household of the village turned wooden bowls by foot-powered lathe.Besides bowls, they also made other wooden cooking utensils, tool-handles, small toys by other small hand-powered lathe.Today, only six elderly grandpas in the village can use the lathe.
A robotic security guard patrolling a mall in Palo Alto, California, recently had a run-in with a pint-sized shopper that left a toddle injured and in tears.ABC News 7 reports that a 300-pound, 5 tall Knightscope security robot on patrol at the Stanford Shopping Center last Thursday ran into 16-month-old Harwin Cheng.According to the child s mother, Tiffany Teng, the robot hit her son on the head which caused him to fall to the floor face-down.The robot then proceeded to run over the boy s right foot which she says caused it to swell and left a scrape.Teng said her son was crying like crazy, adding that such behavior is uncharacteristic of the toddler.The publication says the shopping center introduced the robotic guard last year.
It's hard to imagine what the iPhones and Galaxies of the 2030s will look like.If you're having trouble remembering what cell phones used to look like, look no further than the Torre Telefónica in Santiago,Located in the city's center, the 470-foot-tall tower is designed to resemble a mobile phone
I'm not sure how long this level of Pokemon Go craze will last, but some interesting ideas here on how businesses can make the most of the potential foot traffic.Also useful to keep in mind if we start seeing more Augmented Reality apps in the future, which I can only assume we will!Article: Pokemon GO Is Driving Insane Amounts Of Sales At Small Local Businesses.Here's How It Works http://www.inc.com/walter-chen/pok-mon-go-is-driving-insane-amounts-of-sales-at-small-local-businesses-here-s-h.html
Fairvilla Business is booming for an intimacy boutique in Orlando ever since it started showing up as a pokestop on Pokemon Go.A self-described intimacy boutique in Orlando, Florida, is arousing interest from a demographic they never expected: Pokemon Go players.Ever since Pokemon Go was unleashed in America last week, Fairvilla s Sexy Things has been getting increased foot traffic from customers.But customers aren t looking for lingerie or sex toys, they re looking for Pokemon, according to store manager Nikki Mier.The employee whipped out the app and immediately caught a Pidgetto.Then when a Pokemon pops up on the screen, users can attempt to catch it with a virtual Pokeball, according to the Deseret News.
And that party's mandate has changed.Therefore an election should be called.She said Gordon Brown was "running scared" when he was made PM, and now the shoe's on the other foot she seems to think she can get away without an election herself.
Above: 101 Greene Street, SohoAudio technology giant Sonos has offered the first glimpse into its new flagship retail store, which is scheduled to open in New York City next week.The 4,200-square-foot space features seven listening rooms, each designed to replicate a likely home setup.The intention is to allow the music to do the talking, making it easy for everyone to experience Sonos exactly as they would at home, even though they are in the retail environment, said Giles Martin, sound experience leader at Sonos.Above: 7 Sonos listening roomsIt s a smart approach by a brand that has emerged at the forefront of the audio technology realm.
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