It's still too early to really be looking forward to the final release of Android N. It hasn't even been named yet and Google wants you to help it decide on that .That, of course, isn't discouraging some OEMs from committing themselves publicly to supporting the update this early in the game.This even prompted HTC to share an infographic detailing the development, certification, and rollout process involved for each new Android update.Of course, there are other tasty new features coming as well, like Direct Replies, even better, and more reasonable, Doze support, and more.As interesting as HTC's Android N list may be, equally interesting is what's not on that list.Saying that you will doesn't really say when you will.
That last bit is particularly important—if virtual worlds don t respond to your rapid head-turning, you won t feel immersed.After consulting with chip manufacturers and various other hardware makers, Google s rolling out a Daydream-ready certification for phones.Numerous Android phone makers—including Samsung—are already lined up to offer Daydream-ready phones when the platform launches this fall.Google Photos will let you explore your photospheres in VR; Google Street View will let you explore the world without actually exploring the world; and Play Movies will come with support for copy-protected high-res videos, complete with a virtual movie theater to rest in.It ll be interesting to see how Daydream headsets and the Daydream platform perform once they finally hit the streets this fall.If it can find a happy price-to-performance medium, Daydream could help push VR into far more hands than PC-based headsets ever could.
The upgraded Oukitel K6000 version with the Pro suffix has been introduced in April and can offer better specs for the same cash spent.The highlight of the phone is the monstrous 6000 mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charge support and in the following video you can find proof, that such behemoth of a battery can be fully charged in just 2 hours.The Oukitel K6000 Pro features 5.5-inch FullHD 2.5D curved display, MT6753 processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, metal back cover with chamfered edges and Android 6.0 Marshmallow system out of the box.The cameras are 13 MPix rear shooter interpolated to 16 MPix and the 5 MPix front cam interpolated to 8 MPix.The phone is also boasting with its IP64 certification, meaning some level of water and dust resistance.You can get the Oukitel K6000 Pro for the $149.99 presale price up until May 31st and don t forget to check out the video below.
This new mode gives VR apps exclusive access to the device s processor cores when they are in the foreground.Combined with an improved sensor pipeline and the work Google did on bringing support for the Vulkan graphics API to Android, the company claims the VR mode can bring latency on the Nexus 6P down to about 20 milliseconds, which is pretty much the gold standard for mobile VR at the moment i.e.Indeed, even expensive tethered headsets like those from Oculus, HTC and Sony are still roughly in this ballpark though they have much more intensive graphics needs.If your phone doesn t have a low persistence display, though, all of this work is likely for naught because you end up with lots of motion blur as pixels can t change their colors fast enough.While the focus here is clearly on performance, the team also built other functionality into this mode.This includes the VR mode, as well as hardware certification and support for headsets and controllers.
Cardboard is Google's playful entry into the VR market, but now allows businesses a more serious commitment to a new platform with special hardware. Vr is on the march, and at the Google I / O Google told Daydream, a new platform that takes a little more serious grip on vr than Cardboard. Daydream is basically a new feature built into Android N - a new VR mode with support for announcements, voice commands and, very important, a response time of under 20 milliseconds so that the user does not get dizzy or feel sick. To achieve it requires a powerful processor, and Google will therefore introduce a Daydream certification that manufacturers can obtain the phones that meet the minimum specifications. All major manufacturers have already confirmed that they will catch on. Apps that support Daydream will be downloaded and opened in a particular VR interface called Daydream Home, which is strongly reminiscent of Oculus Home.
Where do you go when Microsoft Office and Google Docs are not enough but Adobe Creative Cloud is too much?Spark Post updates include an iPad version, animations, and Live Photo export, which can convert your post into a Live Photo.Among Spark Page s new features are an iPhone version, new Storybook and Trek themes, Google Photos support, and 3D Touch support, letting you preview projects and zoom in on images.It allows universal access via laptop, desktop, and Chromebook for use in the home, workplace, and schools.Preferred browsers include Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.With Spark, Adobe is also inaugurating two collaborative relationships: one with Facebook Blueprint, an international education and certification program focused on assisting with marketing initiatives on Facebook and Instagram, and, a petition-based social change platform, to help create training materials for its users.
Previous installment in the Blackview rugged outdoor phone series BV5000 managed to record pretty good sales all across the board so no wonder the company is trying to repeat the success.Upcoming model Blackview BV6000 should be better in almost every aspect and on top of that bringing the IP68 certification compared to only IP65 in the previous model.So what exactly the IP68 certification means ?First number describes the level of dust protection and the 6 means the highest one, complete protection against contact dust tight .The second number is the water resistance level and here the 8 is also the highest possible grade meaning the equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water, depth is usually specified by the manufacturer, generally up to 3m.For more info about the IP certifications you can ask uncle Google for example here Code .BV6000 carries on board even some reasonable hardware specs for a pure rugged phone, 4.7-inch display with HD resolution and 3rd gen Gorilla Glass protection, octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 processor MT6755 clocked at 2 GHz 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and of course the aforementioned IP68 certification.Not sure if it s a valid IP certification test, but we have a pretty funny video of Blackview BV6000 surviving the washing machine treatment so don t forget to check it out.
Microsoft enterprise licensing slinger and software asset management biz Crayon has finally filled the empty seat at the top of its UK organisation after grabbing former Di Data s local sales director Richard Lockey.The exit of Gareth Johnson in January and the last-minute decision of the candidate chosen to replace him not to join the company meant the position was bereft of a permanent successor for some months.Talking to The Channel, Lockey said he is still getting my feet under the table but fully expected SAM first, cloud first will remain the strategy.It is to a degree but we have considerable expertise and need to show the differentiation we have, he claimed.It also has Centres of Excellence for SAM, though none based in Britain.It is a Microsoft licensing solution partner - though the financial rewards here aren t what they used to be - and also carries a certification as a cloud solution provider.
Future phones available starting this fall will be considered Daydream-ready if they meet certain requirements: a high-power SoC that can provide a quality experience at 60 frames per second, a low-persistence display read: OLED only , low-latency, and high-quality sensors are all required for certification.It s not 90 frames per secondMany people have argued that VR displays have to update at a minimum of 90 frames per second in order to minimize motion sickness.And you can forget about it working on iPhone, like Cardboard does.So if you get a call or a text, it s rendered into the VR world and you can respond.But wouldn t it be cool if you could converse with the Google Assistant in VR?Expect Cardboard to stick around for at least a couple more years.
valérie kukiThis week brought confusion for General Motors and its German subsidiary Opel.In Germany, GM's Opel has been denying allegations of illegal emissions-system-killing software in its diesel Zafira compact vans and its Insignia sedans, according to Bloomberg.In the early '70s, the EPA reprimanded GM, Ford, Chrysler, American Motors, Nissan, and Toyota for building cars with devices that would "defeat the effectiveness of emission control systems under conditions not experienced during EPA s certification testing."However, Opel doesn't currently sell cars in the US, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Under European law, auto makers are allowed to use so-called defeat devices to suppress emissions control under certain conditions to protect the engine, such as in colder temperatures to limit soot emissions to protect the particulate filter in the catalytic converter.The company's CEO, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, wrote earlier this week that the recent accusations against his company are misleading oversimplifications and misinterpretations of the complicated interrelationships of a modern emissions control system of a diesel engine.Recently, the German government tested 53 car models for software similar to what was found in Volkswagen's now-infamous diesels.
See larger image An I/O to rememberGoogle s annual I/O developer conference is always good for a spectacle, and Google I/O 2016 was no different.See larger imageGoogle s finally interweaving the deep treasure troves of information it holds about the world at large and you, specifically.Google Duo, meanwhile, is a video calling app based around the WebRTC and QUIC web codecs.Google s baking VR Mode directly into Android N, with a notification system built for VR along with software tweaks to ensure sub-20-millisecond latency, which is crucial for avoiding nausea.Daydream also requires phones with potent processors and displays with fast response times, so Google s introducing a new Daydream-ready certification for phones that meet those standards.After rolling out in limited capacity in the past, it appears Android apps are invading Chromebooks en masse now, with full Google Play Store support though Google has since changed the name of the developer session after it was discovered by the press .
Whether or not you ve dabbled with queries or databases, earning a MCSA certification will attract the eyes and wallets of company execs across the states and beyond.SQL is a go-to software for implementing data warehouses, as well as efficiently managing massive amounts of data.In this bundle, currently discounted 91%, you'll access three courses:Microsoft 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012Microsoft 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesMicrosoft 70-463: Implementing A Data Warehouse With Microsoft SQL Server 2012This $438 course bundle is available, for a limited time, for just $35.99.Learn more about this bundle, the courses included, the instructor, and how to purchase.
According to a online solicitation spotted by NextGov, the navy is inviting vendors to present quotes related to the expected cost of providing "high quality training services" to its officers, which would involve them being eventually certified as ethical hackers by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants EC-Council .The navy describes a certified ethical hacker as "a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks and/or computer systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker upon request from an organisation.The certification is for individuals who are responsible for securing or testing the security of computer networks".The navy, however, is aiming to train those who specifically work with its computer networks.The move comes just months after the US Air Force's chief technology officer, Frank Koniecnzy, called for the Pentagon to consider placing responsibility for the military's IT infrastructure with third-party contractors rather than completely relying on in-house support.Military and intelligence organisations have been under pressure to retain qualified security professionals, who, given the current atmosphere to widespread and varied cyberattacks, are considered highly valuable to such organisations.
I came across a job posting tonight that included the following: "Understands the SiriusDecisions Campaign Framework and is certified in its implementation."I am not familiar with this and after a bit of digging around, the only things I can find are on the Sirius site and don't seem to promote price for courses or certification.Does anyone have any experience with this?It seems odd that I can't find any independent reviews or information on it.Thanks!
He's the president and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers ANA , which estimates that online advertising fraud could top US$7 billion this year.Liodice and other industry figures are so angry about advertising fraud that they're hoping to stamp it out with a new certification program."Certified Against Fraud" is the brainchild of the Trustworthy Accountability Group TAG , of which the ANA is one of the founders.It plans to award seals to advertising buyers, sellers, and intermediaries that meet its anti-fraud requirements.To qualify for the seal, participants will have to comply with guidelines for detecting and filtering invalid traffic set by the Media Rating Council.Still, it's a step toward TAG's goal of fighting criminal activity in the online ad supply chain.
The Trustworthy Accountability Group TAG announced Monday that it is launching its Certified Against Fraud certification program.Initially announced in October, over thirty ad tech and agency partners have now signed on to participate in the initiative aimed rooting out fraud in digital advertising: Amobee, AppNexus, Collective, comScore, DoubleVerify, Dstillery, engage:BDR, Exponential, Forensiq, Horizon Media, Index Exchange, Integral Ad Science, Interpublic Group, MediaMath, Moat, ndp, News Corp, Omnicom Group, OpenX, Publicis Worldwide, RhythmOne, Rocket Fuel, Rubicon Project, Sociomantic, sovrn, SpotX, TubeMogul, White Ops, WPP, Yahoo, and Zemanta.As more TAG anti-fraud seals are awarded, the cracks in our industry exploited by bad actors will also be sealed against their criminal endeavors.Advertisers, authorized advertiser agents and other direct buyers must have a designated TAG compliance officer and comply with the Media Rating Council s Invalid Traffic IVT Detection and Filtration Guidelines.Ad networks and other indirect buyers and sellers must also fulfill all steps required of buyers, domain list filtering, data center IP list filtering, and TAG s Payment ID protocol.Every dollar spent on a fraudulent ad is a dollar that is stolen from marketers, said Bob Liodice, President and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers ANA .
In efforts to rebuild its reputation Swift s CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt is slated to announce the launch of a new five-point plan for improved securitySwift, the global financial communication service, has said that it intends to launch a new security programme, which will enable itself and its customers to better defend themselves against cyberattacks.The move comes after recent reports emerged of a slew of cyberheists, the most prominent of which is the Bangladesh Bank hack, which is currently being investigated by officials.In efforts to rebuild its reputation, which was brought into question by officials of the Bangladesh bank after hackers stole $81m £55m using Swift to send fraudulent money transfer communications, Swift has already warned its customers to be more cautious when conducting business.Leibbrandt is also expected to highlight Swift's response to the cyberattacks while also committing to "drastically improve information sharing among the global financial community".He is also expected to promise to "harden security requirements for consumer-managed software to better protect their local environment" and "to introduce certification requirements for third party providers."As part of Swift's five-point plan, which is likely to be revealed in the coming few days, the service also plans to provide the banking community with the ability to detect cyber fraud by encouraging them to use "payment pattern controls", which would help them identify suspicious activity.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station ISS will tomorrow pump up the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module BEAM - the "first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats".The engorgement is expected to begin at 10:10 GMT 6:10 AM EDT , with NASA TV's live coverage kicking of at 09:30 GMT 5:30 AM EDT .Pic: Bigelow AerospaceAstronauts will first venture into BEAM on 2 June, and then several times a year over the next two years, "to retrieve sensor data and assess conditions inside the module".Once scientists have determined how the structure "protects against solar radiation, space debris and the temperature extremes of space", it'll be cut loose from the ISS and consigned to a fiery death in Earth's atmosphere.The obvious threat to BEAM is high-speed orbiting debris, such as that which chipped the ISS's cupola window.It's unclear whether ISS crew are armed with a space-rated bicycle puncture repair kit to tackle such an eventuality.
The initial technology will compete directly with AirFuel, with "real" wireless charging a couple years down the road.But startup Energous said on Wednesday that it has received FCC certification for its WattUp technology, even if the promise of true wireless charging will have to wait a couple of years.Here s how Ossia s technology works:Not quite ready yetConsumers, however, won t be able to take advantage of this anytime soon.Earlier this month, Energous Chief Executive Stephen Rizzone laid out the company s roadmap: The Mini WattUp transmitter, which enables contact charging at distances of about 3mm, should be available in consumer devices by early 2017.Both Energous and Ossia treat wireless power like Wi-Fi, beaming the radio waves directionally and then harvesting them using receiver antennas that must be mounted inside client devices or at least in charging cases.That s meant that Energous prioritized its Mini WattUp transmitter to make some money, Rizzone said.
But it s not always simple to prove your qualifications and experience dealing with the shady nether-corners of the Web.To stand out from the rest of the job market, certification goes a long way -- so earn your credentials with resources such as this Ethical Hacker Professional Certification Package from Vizualcoaching.With over 60 hours of instruction, you ll get a crash course in all aspects of IT security.From basic to advanced means for handling passwords, spyware and keyloggers.You ll also learn how to handle digital evidence, review data without disturbing any signs of outside intrusion, and implement an information risk assessment process.This all-encompassing training gets you ready to take the certification test in five disciplines:Certified Ethical HackerComputer Hacking Forensics InvestigatorCertified Information Security ManagerCertified Information Systems AuditorCertified Information Systems Security ProfessionalSecurity training like this would usually cost around $1,500, so picking it up for under $70 demands attention.