Daniel Radcliffe says he'd be open to playing Harry Potter again.I bet he'd also be open to the paycheck that would come with playing Harry Potter again.Since J.K. Rowling isn't going to stop writing about the wizarding world anytime soon, it would be reasonable to conclude there would be more work for Radcliffe, who's currently playing a dead guy in "Swiss Army Man."In a recent interview with Radio Times, Radcliffe said "It would depend on the script."The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary.But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there.So I am saying, 'No,' for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.
Marvel's growing TV universe on Netflix seems to be well on its way to reaching the same success the Avengers movies have seen in theaters.When the first season of Daredevil premiered, it turned out to be a big hit among fans, and since then we've the show's first spin-off, Jessica Jones, another three series coming between now and 2017, and the recently confirmed Punisher series.The bad news in all of this?Netflix has confirmed it's sticking to just two Marvel series per year.This means fans are in for a longer wait than expected for the third season of Daredevil and the second season of Jessica Jones — until 2018 at least.And Punisher's chance to have the screen to himself isn't likely to come until 2019, unfortunately.
Samsung knows how to through a party.A really, really weird party.The electronics giant has put on some of the more bizarre events over the past decade, including, memorably, one at IFA 2012 that featured a real life magician hired by the company to demonstrate just how magical the company s new phablet really was.This year s event, focused solely on its new wearable, the Gear S3, centered around an interview conducted by a watch writer, in which questions and answers were read pretty close to verbatim off a teleprompter, leading the utterances of phrases like, the case is the body, the face is the soul.As the company noted from the perfectly round stage a little on the nose, but what are you gonna do?in the center of the room, the last few months have seen several high profile Samsung product releases, including the Note 7, the new Gear VR and the Gear Fit2, leaving room for just the watch s unveiling — which is just enough to fill half an hour, if you ask a lot of questions.
The U.K. s addiction to mobile apps is drawing advertiser interest to Facebook Inc., helping counter concerns about the nation s exit from the European Union, according to a top European executive of the social media giant.In the next 35 minutes over a million pounds $1.16 million is going to be spent through mobile" in the U.K., said Steve Hatch, Facebook Inc. s head of Northern Europe, in an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg TV s Caroline Hyde.The market opportunity that mobile represents in the growth of commerce just in the U.K. is pretty substantial.he said., citing projections for mobile spending at 50 billion pounds by 2020.Hatch said that while Facebook will be closely watching the next two years of Brexit discussions, he s reassuring clients that the world s biggest social network remains focused on its U.K. business and the innovation that s going on there, including virtual reality and Aquila, the company s unmanned aircraft.With 90 percent of its users on mobile, the U.K. is well suited for advertisers looking to connect in the targeted way that mobile allows, he said.More than four-fifths of Facebook s advertising revenue came from mobile in the second quarter, largely fueled by video and expanded ads on its photo-sharing app, Instagram.The company has yet to make money from Messenger or Whatsapp, leaving room for growth as in-app advertising gains momentum.
Docker to directly integrate storage capabilities into its container engine, while still leaving room for organizations to choose other storage technologiesDocker Inc. announced on December 6 that it is acquiring privately-held distributed storage vendor Infinit.The Infinit Storage Platform is an open-source decentralized software defined storage technology that is ideally suited for container and micro-services deployments.The model is also self-healing and fault tolerant, according to Infinit, with each piece of data stored multiple times across the storage nodes.In the event of a storage failure, the Infinit platform automatically attempts to restore the system to a healthy state.With Infinit, the promise for Docker is the ability to provide its users with new storage capabilities.
But companies try every year, from budget projections to planning marketing strategies.Content marketing has been adapting and growing over the last 10 years.In the past year, we have seen a particularly large leap forward in detailed content.It s no longer enough to have strong keywords, links, and good meta tags.With so much content out there, every piece needs to reach exactly the audience looking for it.With social media taking over as the primary source of news, ads, and other information, it s more important than ever to innovate and diversify your marketing campaigns.
Microsoft unveiled a host of new and interesting products this year, but it looks like Apple might be poised to overtake the Windows juggernaut in 2017.This prediction comes courtesy of Gartner, the market research firm.According to Gartner, shipments of Windows devices will taper off gradually in 2017, leaving room for Apple s MacOS and iOS devices to catch up to their Windows counterparts in 2017 and 2018.That may be good news for Apple, but according to Computer World, it isn t good news for the market as a whole.The sales numbers quoted by Computer World illustrate that Apple could likely catch up to and overtake Microsoft in total device sales in 2017, but it will be part of a larger downward trend for the global devices market.Gartner research analyst Ranjit Atwal stated unequivocally that the global market for mobile devices is stagnating, and that the PC Market is just reaching the bottom of its decline.
If the highly-suspect 35-page document published yesterday by Buzzfeed is to be believed, President-elect Trump has paid to be pissed on by Russian prostitutes.Dino Rachiele is not a prostitute, but he did give Trump a golden shower—and he s proud of it.Mr. Rachiele manufactures high-end sinks, though he told Gizmodo in a brief phone call today that he used to sell various home fixtures.In a 2011 video titled I gave Donald Trump a golden shower, Mr. Rachiele—a Trump supporter—explains how he received two gold-colored shower heads back in 2007 and, knowing the mogul s obsession with precious metals, decided to mail one to him.He got a letter back from Trump s then-executive assistant Thuy Nguyen, leaving room for a potential to work together on some Las Vegas developments which never materialized.In light of the sketchy dossier published by Buzzfeed, though, views on Mr. Rachiele s video has leapt from a few dozen to, currently, over 30,000.
p If you're in the market for a new iPhone 7 case that simultaneously acts as a stress reliever, the Olixar Fidget Spinner is the perfect choice.What do you get when you combine Apple’s latest iPhone and one of the hottest trends of 2017?A phone case complete with a handy-dandy fidget spinner.Olixar released a lightweight and durable case for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that also includes a fidget spinner.The black-and-white pattern looks similar to any traditional iPhone case on the market, leaving room in the middle for the detachable toy.Coming in after an already-existing line of fidget toys such as the Fidget Cube and Think Ink, the fidget spinner is yet another potential cure to the (at times) easily distracted human mind.
Samsung is aiming to launch a Note smartphone with a screen that folds next year, which would likely be the first available to feature such an innovation.Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone using its bendable OLED screen technology, but he said there are several hurdles it has to overcome, leaving room to push back the release if those problems are not solved.Koh said: “As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year.When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product.”Analysts said mass-producing a foldable phone with top tech features and a thin body will take time.Koh did not elaborate what the problems facing consumerisation of the foldable screen technology were.
Nintendo just updated its sales projections for the Switch.The new console is set to sell more units than Nintendo's last.The largest long-term opportunity for Nintendo comes from mobile, however.Nintendo's Switch game console is one of the hottest items in tech right now.It has been delighting users for months, and it doesn't look like its popularity will be waning anytime soon.The company just updated its forecast for the Switch, and now it's predicting that the new console will outsell the Wii U's lifetime sales in just its first year.
Amazon has reiterated its commitment to the UK by opening a new so-called Development Centre in the heart of Cambridge – three storeys of premium office space housing 400 employees dedicated to research for products from Amazon’s AI-assistant Alexa to the brave new field of Prime Air drone deliveries.The new development joins Amazon’s original Castle Park building in Cambridge to house an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and researchers – dubbed Amazon Research Cambridge – dedicated to “pure innovation”, according to Amazon’s UK boss, Doug Gurr.“The UK has fantastic history of innovation, with hundreds of years at the absolute cutting edge of innovation, and that continues to be true today,” said Gurr.Cambridge is a fabulous town where people want to live and work.”The new building forms part of Amazon’s £6.4bn investment in the UK since 2010, and will contribute to the 5,000 jobs it has pledged to create in the UK during 2017.The beanbags and bizarre egg chairs have been left at home, leaving room for intelligently designed open and closed spaces engineered to allow collaboration and chance encounters on the stairs or coffee point that often fosters real innovation.
In 1959, the toy company Mattel, which is based in a corporate office park, in El Segundo, California, introduced Barbie, inspiring thousands of young girls to dream, and to diet.The doll’s name soon became synonymous with a vapid obsession with beauty.In 2013, Rehabs.com, which helps people find treatment centers for eating disorders and other conditions, conducted a body-type analysis that concluded that a traditional Barbie—with her tiny waist, wrists, feet, and neck, paired with a preternaturally large bosom—would, as a real woman, be five feet nine inches tall with a sixteen-inch waist, leaving room for only half a liver and a few inches of intestine.In recent years, the toy maker has introduced several new Barbie lines, including Fashionista Barbies, which come in in petite, tall, curvy, and original shapes.Another line, called Shero, is based on women with inspiring stories.In 2016, the Misty Copeland Barbie honored the ballet dancer’s request that the doll should “really reflect a dancer’s body and also not shy away from the fact that I have muscular calves, hips, a bust, and brown skin.” Mattel also made a Barbie of the plus-size fashion model Ashley Graham, which, following Graham’s instructions, featured belly fat, round arms, and touching thighs.
With the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, we've got a pretty good idea of what to expect already – but leaks about these handsets' specs continue to drip out on to the web, just in case you want to take all the surprise out of Samsung's official announcement.The information put forth by South Korea's ETNews confirms some of the rumors we've heard so far while also adding a few new interesting tidbits to the pot.Everything from the specs of the cameras to the shape of the internal circuit board gets a mention in the report.First up the rear-facing cameras – the single-sensor one on the S9 is said to offer a variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture, with the S9 Plus snapper keeping those same specs but offering two sensors in one camera.That ties up with previous whispers about the camera specs and should mean better low-light performance than ever.The screen sizes also get a mention, with 5.77 inches and 6.22 inches mentioned for the S9 and S9 Plus respectively.
Contrary to prior rumors and reports, Nvidia may give us a taste of its next line of gaming graphics cards at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC).TweakTown reports, citing an anonymous source, that the company will officially name its next set of graphics cards the ‘GTX 11 Series.’Widely expected to be based on the in-progress Nvidia Turing hardware architecture, this naming convention would be a step to the left of what the technology world has anticipated the company to go with.Reports and rumors leading up to this had pegged the next generation of Nvidia graphics cards to be known as the GTX 20 series.Leaving room for further specialization?Furthermore, TweakTown’s source reportedly said of the new product line that "it [the new cards] won't necessarily end in '70' and '80' like we're used to.”
Recently I wrote about how my laptop was ruining my posture, and how I solved the problem for $16.Of course, there's another scourge of the desk-bound worker: long stretches of sitting.Can a stand-up desk help?The jury's still out, because at least one recent study (albeit a small one) suggested that long stretches of standing can cause problems as well.To do that, however, you need an adjustable-height desk, one that can quickly and easily move from sitting to standing position and back again.That's why my next stop was one of VersaDesk's sit-to-stand desk risers, a more practical solution for many folks because it works on your existing desk.
The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun.Those updates include a sharper-looking knife, a less Sputnik-esque alembic, and yes, a green squirt gun that will replace the cartoonish revolver in tweets.However, no matter how playful this emoji may appear to, say, an iPhone user, it still shows up as a conventional firearm on Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, leaving room for miscommunications across various devices and platforms.The tail-end of February was Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a show dedicated to mobiles, wireless connectivity, and what might change over the future.Is speeding up the amount of time it takes to download a film on Netflix really worth all the effort that's being put into things?While I was at MWC I got to sit down with Alex Quach, Intel's Vice President, Network Platforms Group, General Manager, 5G Strategy and Program Office, and ask him how the 5G rollout will benefit regular people.
As the Outline originally reported and TechCrunch confirmed, the Free Basics program has ended in Myanmar, perhaps Facebook’s most controversial non-Western market at the moment.Its mission statement pledging to “bring more people online and help improve their lives” is innocuous enough, but Facebook’s Internet.org strategy is extremely aggressive, optimized for explosive user growth in markets that the company has yet to penetrate.The result in some countries with previously low connectivity rates was that the social network became synonymous with the internet itself — and as we’ve seen, that can lead to a whole host of very real problems.While the Outline reports that Free Basics has ended in “half a dozen nations and territories” including Bolivia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Congo, Anguilla, Saint Lucia and El Salvador, Facebook told TechCrunch that only two international mobile providers have ended the program, leaving room for interpretation about how other countries ended their involvement and why.As a Facebook spokeswoman told TechCrunch, Facebook is still moving forward with the program:“We’re encouraged by the adoption of Free Basics.
We don’t know a huge amount about the Samsung Gear S4 yet, but one thing that’s looking very likely is that it will have a bigger battery than the Samsung Gear S3 or Samsung Gear Sport, and today there’s more evidence for that, as Samsung is apparently planning to use a Panel level Packaging (PLP) manufacturing process.That’s according to ET News, citing ‘industry sources’, and it’s a process that means the chip will take up less space on the motherboard, in turn leaving more space for other components.Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a larger battery will take up the remaining space, but it’s the likely option, given that we recently heard a rumor that the Gear S4 would have a 470mAh battery – up from 380mAh on the Gear S3 and 300mAh on the Gear Sport.As well as leaving room for a larger battery, this PLP method is also apparently cheaper than the wafer-level packaging (WLP) method that Samsung would otherwise be using.Whether those savings will be passed on to buyers is unknown, but there’s a chance that the Samsung Gear S4 will therefore cost less than its predecessors.We’ll hopefully find out at some point this year, as with rumors starting to roll in we’d expect to see the Gear S4 – or Samsung Galaxy Watch as it might be called – before too long.
DJI’s newest – and unannounced – drone, the DJI Mavic 2, has leaked, giving a sneak preview of the sleeker UAV.The new drone could indicate a split of the Pro line, with DJI potentially leaving room for an even more capable version, though there’s still plenty to like in what we’ve seen of this model.Until now, DJI’s flagship consumer drone has been the DJI Mavic Pro.Intended to be more portable – courtesy of folding arms – but still delivering 4K video, it has 27 minutes of flight time and obstacle avoidance.The motors are seemingly larger, though they’re not fitted with the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum’s “quiet” rotors.What’s particularly intriguing is the camera and gimbal assembly.
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