Nokia's back, baby!On Wednesday, Microsoft announced plans to sell the Nokia brand for old-fashioned featurephones for a cool $350 million to the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn, best known as the manufacturer of the iPhone.Back in 2014, Microsoft officially ditched the Nokia brand for its smartphones, focusing on its Lumia and Windows Phone products.As a result, the once independent Finnish company's name is now most commonly associated with Snake II, teenagers' first phones circa 2002, and drug dealers.But while Nokia and featurephones have faded from view in the West, they remain a huge market globally.And at the iPod's all-time high, in 2008, 58.3 million units were sold — one-tenth the size of the dumbphone industry in 2015.The featurephone market is even an order of magnitude larger than the global auto market, which shipped 72.4 million vehicles in 2015, according to data compiled by Statista.Amid Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to India this week, people are raving about the potential the region holds for the smartphone industry's growth.There are a "billion phone sales at stake," Bloomberg wrote.And while there is certainly potential there, the established featurephone market isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Cook acknowledged as much on the California-based company's quarterly earnings call last month, telling analysts: "The smartphones that are working there are low end, primarily because of the network and the economics, so the market potential has not been as great there."So while you might not use a Nokia dumbphone anymore, a hell of a lot of people still do.SEE ALSO: Apple is on a charm offensive in ChinaNOW WATCH: Your smartphone could be causing your face to break outLoading video...
Meet James Young, a 25-year-old gamer who lost an arm and a leg in a DLR accident three years ago.In a scarcely believable twist of fate, gaming giant Konami last year was on the lookout for an amputee it could turn into Snake, the bionic-armed, bad-as-fuck lead character from Metal Gear Solid V.James is their man.BBC Three s new two-part documentary Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man follows James as he gains an incredibly-advanced prosthetic limb and adjusts to life as a part-human, part-robotic being.Though his new arm can be customised with all manner of gadgets, including drones, lasers and a bionic hand, it isn't completely under James' control.Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man is now available to watch through the channel s website, YouTube page and iPlayer, though we've embedded the first part above.Prepare for nothing you ve ever seen before.
Kojima's first post-Konami game will use a third-party engine, he has revealed, but we don't yet know which one.After he "left" Konami, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima went on a world tour visiting studios like Crytek, Guerrilla and Media Molecule.Snake on a planeKoj said he believes it's better to make games using internal tech, but doing so would mean his first title - a PS4 exclusive - would take a lot longer to surface."Because I want to release it to the people who are waiting for it, for that title we are going to use a third-party engine," said Kojima."The reason I am travelling the world is that I am looking for such technology to use"Kojima also revealed that the first game will be bigger than he first envisioned, following conversations on his travels."At the beginning I was thinking to make a small title, but after that I met friends worldwide and acquaintances, and they said no, everybody's expecting you to make a big title, just a change of direction.
I have to hear dozens of horror stories every week about wasted budgets, sites damaged beyond repair, digital campaigns that produce zero results and everything else business owners and marketers are terrified of.Except now, they end in the loss of millions of dollars.Or to bring me thousands of visitors in a matter of weeks liar liar pants on fire .You see, this company relied heavily on their search results for new leads to their call center.As I mentioned earlier, the reason these groups are able to prey on consumers is because of the lack of information.By doing this, you ll be able to avoid the bottom-of-the-barrel snake oil salespeople that can t even face mild scrutiny.
Blood for the blood godsWe re less than two weeks out from more Witcher 3, so here s a grand ol Blood and Wine trailer to sate your thirst.The CompendiumIt s time for another iteration of Raise money for The International, with Valve s special guest: The Compendium.Last year s prize pool topped $18 million.pic.twitter.com/lAMXaMJk4s— Damir Đurović @DamirDurovic May 20, 2016Skeleton SnakeSure, we probably won t see Kojima s new game for like, a decade.Over-watch thisWould I take an animated Overwatch film?$120 gets you an Official Assassin s Creed Hoodie.
ImWithHer— Laura @princessomuch May 18, 2016Initially, the answers came fast: BernieLostMe after I tried & tried to stay with the man.https://t.co/b09IqtnWoU— Sheesh Fondue @sheeshfondue May 18, 2016 BernieLostMe when I read his plans and realized he didn t have anything viable.I really want a prez who s grossly indebted 2 Wall St. BernieLostMe when he went to Drumpf s wedding and accepted campaign cash from him and other millionairesOh wait pic.twitter.com/4EOgVT6Bc5— Zach Haller @zachhaller May 18, 2016Perhaps best of all were those who took the hashtag in a more literal sense, turning the whole thing particularly surreal: BernieLostMe after he led me into an underground labyrinth filled with snake people.Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media think piecesWhat Really Happened: Kanye West showed up on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, and in the process, broke the Internet s brain with an extended monologue about the state of art.— Melinda @mindamaureen May 18, 2016Before too long, the story wasn t Lively s appearance, or even her butt, it was the racism implied in the Sir Mix-A-Lot quote, with multiple stories centering on the offense it caused.— Tiernan Douieb @TiernanDouieb May 19, 2016I can t even imagine how much Daniel Craig must have hated Bond to turn down SIXTY-EIGHT MILLION to escape two further films— Camilla Long @camillalong May 19, 2016Working titles of next Daniel Craig 007 movies:Dr No ThanksThunderballs to thisGolden Eye can t be arsed.
Netflix New Movies June 2016June is going to be a great month for fans of popular TV shows with Netflix subscriptions.Not the most exciting month, but the Netflix original series should help tide you over until July.Check out the full list of additions for June 2016 below:June 1st7 Chinese Brothers 2015 72 Cutest Animals: Season 172 Dangerous Places: Season 1A Walk to Remember 2002 Big Stone Gap 2014 Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere 1990 Breaking the Magician s Code: Magic s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Seasons 1-2Cold in July 2014 Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?2001 Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution 2015 Dis Honesty: The Truth About Lies 2015 El Libro de Piedra 1969 Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 Extraordinary Tales 2015 The Fear of 13 2015 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez 2015 Gentlemen and Gangsters: Season 1The Good Witch: Season 1The Great Alone 2015 Hadwin s Judgement 2015 J. Edgar 2011 Jaco 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park III 2001 Lion Heart 2013 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Meadowland 2015 The Odd Couple II 1998 Off Camera: Series 1Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 2015 Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest: Season 2Portrait of a Serial Monogamist 2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Rock the Kasbah 2015 Sam Klemke s Time Machine 2015 Second Coming 2014 Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 1997 Underdogs 2013 What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy 2015 Wildlike 2014 June 2ndBeauty & the Beast: Season 3Hibana: SparkPretty Little Liars: Season 6June 3rdBo Burnham: Make HappyJune 6thDarkweb 2015 June 7thEvery Thing Will Be Fine 2015 Jarhead 3: The Siege 2016 June 10thLego Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1June 11thMe Him Her 2016 Scandal: Season 5June 12thAlready Tomorrow in Hong Kong 2015 June 14thThe League: Season 7June 15thAfter The Spill 2015 Boom Bust Boom 2016 The Giver 2014 In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 Naz & Maalik 2015 Night Owls 2015 Poverty, Inc. 2014 Top Spin 2015 TransFatty Lives 2015 June 16thBeing Mary Jane: Season 3Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3The Unborn 2009 June 17thAll Hail King Julien: Season 3Orange is the New Black: Season 4June 18thCedar Cove: Season 3Grey s Anatomy: Season 12June 19thBunk d: Season 1I Am Thor 2015 June 20thLife Story: Series 1The Making of Life StoryJune 21stBest Friends Whenever: Season 1June 22ndSin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Spotlight 2015 June 24thDragons: Race to the Edge: Season 3The Fundamentals of Caring 2016 Justin Time GO!June 27thCronies 2015 June 29thLife 2015 June 30thA Very Secret Service: Season 1Palio 2015 T ERROR 2015 Check back soon for a full list of the shows being removed from Netflix.
I spent most of this past Saturday  reclined on a couch with an ice pack on my head, trying to ease a splitting headache."Playable in your web browser, or through apps for Android and iOS, "Slither.io" is a kind of souped-up, massively-multiplayer version of that old dumbphone game "Snake.There are speed boosts, a leaderboard showing the 10 largest worms in the space, and attractive if simple animations.This game is incredibly addictive, with simple rules and controls that produce tense, exciting gameplay.Worms zip and churn, conniving to cut off or encircle one another, desperately seeking those juicy, extra-large death orbs.Everyone else will be coming for you.Though "Slither.io" derives its look and feel most directly from the old "Snake" games, it's more closely an evolution of the browser game "Agar.io" which follows similar rules.And then you probably start over again from scratch, frustrated you didn't grow even more.Read the original article on Tech Insider.More from Tech Insider:We needed a theoretical physicist to explain this mind-boggling moment in 'Game of ThronesBill and Melinda Gates' biggest accomplishment is 'changing expectations' about the worldNew leaked images of the iPhone 7 appear to confirm one of the biggest rumors AAPL Here's what everyone got wrong about the latest doomsday scenario for AppleA pocket breathalyzer could help figure out the foods that make you sickNOW WATCH: This insane diet is taking Instagram by stormLoading video...
5,000 years ago on a terraced slope above the Chan River in Shaanxi Province, China, some enterprising villagers built two sophisticated beer brewing kits.One is fitted with a small shelf, and both have ceramic ovens for brewing in wide-mouthed pots that once held boiled barley.The scientists found traces of broomcorn millet, barley, Triticeae wheat , and Job s tears a grain plant often called Chinese pearl barley, though it is not actually barley , plus small amounts of snake gourd root and lily both are tubers often used in Chinese medicine , as well as yam.Our data show that the Yangshao people developed a complicated fermentation method by malting and mashing different starchy plants."This discovery may also shed light on a longstanding mystery about how barley came to Eastern China from Western Eurasia.These brewing kits, and the beer recipe itself, appear to be the outcome of many generations of people testing recipes to create the perfect Neolithic alcohol-making system.
The streaming service announced Monday that, in September, its becoming the exclusive U.S. pay TV home for the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.There are plenty of new titles coming in June as well, including A Walk To Remember, Spotlight and even the Jurassic Park trilogy.June 1 7 Chinese Brothers 2015 72 Cutest Animals Season 1 72 Dangerous Places Season 1 A Walk to Remember 2002 Big Stone Gap 2014 Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere 1990 Breaking the Magician s Code Season 1-2 Cold in July 2014 Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?2001 Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution 2015 Dis Honesty: The Truth About Lies 2015 El Libro de Piedra 1969 Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 Extraordinary Tales 2015 The Fear of 13 2015 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garci a Ma rquez 2015 Gentlemen and Gangsters Season 1 The Good Witch Season 1 The Great Alone 2015 Hadwin s Judgement 2015 J. Edgar 2011 Jaco 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park III 2001 Lion Heart 2013 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Meadowland 2015 The Odd Couple II 1998 Off Camera Series 1 Poke mon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 2015 Poke mon: XY: Kalos Quest Season 2 Portrait of a Serial Monogamist 2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Rock the Kasbah 2015 Sam Klemke s Time Machine 2015 Second Coming 2014 Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 1997 Underdogs 2013 What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy 2015 Wildlike 2014 June 2 Beauty & the Beast Season 3 Hibana: Spark Netflix Original Pretty Little Liars Season 6 June 3 Bo Burnham: Make Happy Netflix Original June 6 Darkweb 2015 June 7 Every Thing Will Be Fine 2015 Jarhead 3: The Seige 2016 June 10 LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship Season 2, Netflix Original Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 1, Netflix Original June 11 Me Him Her 2016 Scandal Season 5 June 12 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong 2015 June 14 The League Season 7 June 15 After The Spill 2015 Boom Bust Boom 2016 The Giver 2014 In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 Naz & Maalik 2015 Night Owls 2015 Poverty, Inc. 2014 Top Spin 2015 TransFatty Lives 2015 June 16 Being Mary Jane Season 3 Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Season 3 The Unborn 2009 June 17 All Hail King Julien Season 3, Netflix Original Orange is the New Black Season 4, Netflix Original June 18 Cedar Cove Season 3 Grey s Anatomy Season 12 June 19 Bunk d Season 1 I Am Thor 2015 June 20 Life Story Series 1 The Making of Life Story June 21 Best Friends Whenever Season 1June 22 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Spotlight 2015 June 24 Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 3, Netflix Original The Fundamentals of Caring 2016, Netflix Original Justin Time GO!Netflix Original June 27 Cronies 2015 June 29 Life 2015 June 30 A Very Secret Service Season 1, Netflix Original Palio 2015 T Error 2015
GIFHere are two black mambas—the world s most dangerous snake—fighting each other for the right to mate with a female black mamba.They re engaging in a form of plaiting combat where they twist their bodies in a braid in hopes of making the other black mamba submit.It s basically a never ending shove match that goes on until someone gives up.National Geographic talked to Kenneth Krysko from the Florida Museum of Natural History, who said that the snakes aren t actually trying to kill each other they ll occasionally bite each other in these fights but won t inject venom .Instead, they re just battling it out against one another to see who gets to mate with the female.
Aside from sparklers, the only fireworks kids have access to are black snakes - the tiny pucks that grow into long ashen serpents as they burn.As far as pyrotechnics go, black snakes incredibly lame, except when YouTube s NightHawkInLight super-sizes them.Once the mix powdered sugar and baking soda ignites, it becomes a miniature active volcano that appears out of nowhere.
GIFAside from sparklers, the most least piece of fireworks kids have access to are black snakes, those tiny pucks that grow into long ashen serpents as they burn.As far as pyrotechnics go, black snakes incredibly lame, except when YouTube s NightHawkInLight super-sizes them.Once the mix powdered sugar and baking soda ignites, it becomes a miniature active volcano that appears out of nowhere.
The man, who will reportedly recover from his serpentine encounter, was using a squat toilet in his home east of Bangkok when the 10-foot-long snake struck.The Associated Press has the full rundown:Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover.It gets worse:The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor.The snake apparently slithered into the unlucky dude s plumbing system, where it was still hanging out when emergency workers arrived.A local newspaper reported that the dick-loving snake was sent back into the wild, where it will no doubt continue to wreak havoc.Enhance:GIFDoctors said that Attaporn Boonmakchuay will likely recover barring any infection, but if the bite had gone into the urinary tract, it would have been a big problem.
The Associated Press has the full rundown:Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover.It gets worse:The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor.The snake apparently slithered into the unlucky man s plumbing system, where it was still hanging out when emergency workers arrived.A local newspaper reported that the man-snake-loving snake was sent back into the wild, where it will no doubt continue to wreak havoc.Enhance:Doctors said that Attaporn Boonmakchuay will likely recover barring any infection, but if the bite had gone into the urinary tract, it would have been a big problem .Stunningly, he s not the only one to find a snake in his plumbing.
What happened next will be today's "What Happened Next Will Amaze You" clickbait story of the day, as what happened next was indeed a mildly unusual sort of thing.But was it a suicidal mouse, brought to the edge of despair by the constant self-esteem undermining attacks of the house cat?A really big cockroach, as this happened somewhere foreign?A nest of spiders, as this happened somewhere foreign?Here, if you want to see a bit of burnt up, probably poisonous foreign snake inside a video games console, is the video:Must've been nice and warm and cosy in there, right up until the point it fried itself.Mashable Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
What happened next will be today's "What Happened Next Will Amaze You" clickbait story of the day, as what happened next was indeed a mildly unusual sort of thing.But was it a suicidal mouse, brought to the edge of despair by the constant self-esteem undermining attacks of the house cat?A really big cockroach, as this happened somewhere foreign?A nest of spiders, as this happened somewhere foreign?Here, if you want to see a bit of burnt up, probably poisonous foreign snake inside a video games console, is the video:Must've been nice and warm and cosy in there, right up until the point it fried itself.Mashable Want more updates from Gizmodo UK?
The Associated Press has the full rundown:Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the intimate intrusion, and doctors said he would recover.It gets worse:The 38-year-old told Thai TV Channel 7 that he struggled to remove the snake for 30 minutes Wednesday before he managed to free himself with help from his wife and a neighbor.The snake apparently slithered into the unlucky man s plumbing system, where it was still hanging out when emergency workers arrived.A local newspaper reported that the man-snake-loving snake was sent back into the wild, where it will no doubt continue to wreak havoc.Enhance:Doctors said that Attaporn Boonmakchuay will likely recover barring any infection, but if the bite had gone into the urinary tract, it would have been a big problem .Stunningly, he s not the only one to find a snake in his plumbing.
More than five million square kilometers of Australia's remote areas have no mobile signal, but the Toyota Land Cruiser is there instead. In this way, the information, say, fire, snake-bite or a drought, so to speak, to their dens and help. Land Cruiser is a very popular car model in the deserts of Australia. Among other things, Wi-Fi and a UHF load capacity of each car is 25 kilometers. It is considered active. The system Land Cruiser can also communicate with each other and with the mobile phone without the phone network.
But when was the last time you made sure to check your PS4 or Xbox One for a snake invasion?Well, after you watch this video, which comes courtesy of Elves Mattoschoell / ViralHog.com, you might want to rethink your answer to that question.Yep, that's a freshly fried snake stuck to the innards of one Brazilian PS4 owner's console.The video was shot by an electrician who was given the console to fix after the owner said it had stopped working and was "releasing a strong smell".Suspecting some sort of electrical failure, the electrician opened the console to find the unlikely culprit.It seems the serpent had decided to crawl into the PS4 through the air vents, before being fried to death once the console was turned on and the circuits were shorted.
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