Join us for this live webinar on Thursday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.The face-to-face B2B sales process of the past — the many phone calls, the gratuitous lunches, the exhausting trade shows, followed by more phone calls — has been transformed by the digital landscape.The number of touchpoints and opportunities that now exist to intercept prospects and turn them into viable leads is unprecedented.That doesn’t mean lead generation has become easy.It takes a healthy mix of art and science to succeed in a hyper-competitive, crowded space.And it takes a well-honed knowledge of all the available channels and how they can compliment one another.
It can dance, walk, play football and do kung-fu – but only when commanded via its companion app.UBTech Alpha 1 Pro – Design and FeaturesThe Alpha 1 Pro comes fully assembled and with minimal accessories in the box – just a mains charger and a Mini USB cable.Or perhaps the scheming love-child of Honda Asimo.Alpha s probably about as big as you re expecting – certainly as I was expecting.There s an awful lot of white plastic here, broken up only by the black plastic and silver metal of those 16 servos at all the joints.
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Tesla founder Elon Musk has confirmed that production of the new Model 3 electric saloon will be completed "on Friday".Vehicle production should jump from 100 units in August to 1,500 in September, with Tesla hoping to produce 20,000 cars per month by December.Despite its smaller and more compact proportions to Tesla's flagship Model S saloon, recent spy shots of the company's entry-level car show it bears a striking resemblance to its larger sibling.Customers will be able to spec their Model 3 in blue, black, red or silver, although more colours are expected to be announced closer to the car's launch.While some expressed disappointment at the lack of a conventional speedometer on the dashboard, Musk tweeted to disgruntled fans that they "won't care" about the minimalistic cabin, implying the rest of the car will be worth it.With the seats down, the car's cargo bay will stretch from the back of the front seats to the end of the boot, opening up around 66ins of room.
As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
Despite having hit numerous roadblocks, Microsoft has always managed to innovate and try something different, which is something that can t be said about its iOS and Android competitors.More recently, the company took a bold leap when it launched its converged Windows 10 software, which – according to Microsoft – will run the same core code across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.HardwareWindows 10 Mobile doesn t have the same OEM support as Android, and as such the number of smartphones running the operating system is limited.The camera sensor sits bang in the centre, and while it doesn t have what I'd consider a hump , it does jut out ever so slightly.Most other phones have switched to a single tray that houses both the Nano SIM tray and a microSD card, but the HTC 10 still has one tray on each side.The phone comes in black, silver and goldWhereas LG took plenty of risks with its funky modular design of the G5, HTC has played it relatively safe here.
If hackers take down a bank, it could endanger the whole society, says Barclays chairman John McFarlane.The financial sector needs to do more to protect itself against cybercriminals, as the combination of money and personal data that banks possess represents the "perfect target" for hackers, according to a new industry report.Read More"Digital technology has radically changed every aspect of our lives and brought untold benefits.Of course, with these opportunities it's introduced a new threat which is cybercrime; not only are they after our information, they're after our money and can and will steal it from wherever they choose," said John McFarlane, chairman of Barclays and TheCityUK.TheCityUK also calls for the creation of a City-wide cyber forum to "to promote collaboration across all firms" in the sector, in order to encourage best practice sharing and strengthen every organisation's cybersecurity.There is no silver-bullet to manage it, but there are practical steps the industry, and the customers we serve, can take to ensure we're well protected against attack," said Chris Cummings, chief executive of TheCityUK.
HTC has made some of the most stunning-looking phones on the market in recent years and the trend continues with the HTC 10.As with any brand new handset, initial prices can be steep if you don't know where to look.Most of these deals include the silver, grey and gold models of the HTC 10.Don't forget to sign up to O2 Priority for lots of freebies and discounts.Using the voucher code EEHTC10, you can get the phone for £5.99 instead of paying £54.99 upfront, and then it's £35.99 per month for unlimited calls and texts and 4GB of double speed EE Extra data.Total cost over 24 months is £766.
Most 3D printers print layers over and over again until a full object takes shape.The machine uses a high-intensity laser that heats tiny silver nanoparticles to form metallic shapes.The 3D-printing technique was developed by a team of Harvard researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.The key to unlocking this new approach to printing metal was balancing the intensity of the laser and its proximity to the nozzle.This kind of delicate metal printing is particularly useful because of its freeform capabilities.The filament can be shaped into virtually any type of metal structure, which researchers expect will be useful in developing wearables, sensors, and even circuitry parts.
Homefront: The Revolution had a torrid time on its way from being a pitch document to becoming finished game, and sadly the tough circumstances of its production have been reflected in the less-than-favourable critical response."Homefront: The Revolution has been in development for just over four years and as some of you may be aware the path has not always been a smooth one," reads the passage from game director and studio head Hasit Zala screengrabbed by Twitter user @DrKarateChop ."For the team members that have made it to the end I salute you for your endeavour," continues the note."To create a game of this size and complexity with a relatively small team is a remarkable achievement.GameSpot's review says: "Despite its ambitious premise, Homefront's efforts to reclaim Philadelphia are sabotaged by technical issues, faulty mechanics, and predictable storytelling."Digital Spy's review meanwhile says the game "has plenty of ambition and a handful of good ideas, but it's spoilt by the clumsy execution."
Traditional 3D printers work by extruding filament – typically either PLA or ABS – layer by layer, building the print from the ground up.In contrast, this new method, dubbed laser-assisted direct ink writing, prints microscopic, free-standing silver nanoparticle structures.The heated silver is extruded and immediately hit with a programmed laser that anneals the metal using just the right amount of energy.The printing nozzle can move on X, Y and Z axes which, when combined with the rotating print stage, enables freeform curvature.Wyss Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Mark Skylar-Scott, who is the first author of the study, said the most challenging aspect during development was dialing in the exact nozzle-to-laser separation distance.This allowed them to modulate the printing speed and distance between the nozzle and laser to control the annealing process on the fly.
Chromebooks are proving to be a shining beacon of hope amongst all the doom and gloom in the PC market.Q1 2016 financial records estimate that Apple sold roughly 1.76 million Macs while Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo sold nearly two million Chromebooks in the same amount of time.This is good news for Chromebooks, especially when rumors last November suggested Google was going to abandon its Chrome OS platform.However, consider the reality that users can buy roughly five Chromebooks for the price of one MacBook Air.It also took the combined might of four major PC manufacturers to overpower Mac sales.That said, we'll still happy take this silver lining of news in a world of dwindling PC sales.
The service launched a few months ago with Sky boasting that it will set your TV free .If you re already enjoying Sky s services it s pretty painless with just a small adjustment being made to your satellite dish and the shiny new Q boxes being unwrapped from their packaging.The new Sky Q Silver box can also record four programmes at once while you watch a fifth, which is certainly a big improvement over Sky s older system.Some may also find the touchpad a step too far and you ll certainly need to be patient with it especially when you're attempting to skip through the adds using the swipe control buttons.We have had a few minor glitches with the Q mini boxes not displaying content, which is not ideal, but this has been fixed by rebooting the main Sky Q Silver box.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 DoneTHE PRICEIf you were after a bargain look elsewhere.
Kali Linux, laptop, coffee - hack on!Even if you do trust whoever issued the certificate it doesn't mean much if the network cannot be trusted.If you sit in a coffee shop and go surfing you can quite easily end up being the victim of a man-in-the-middle MitM attack.All a potential attacker needs is a copy of Kali Linux, a reasonably powerful laptop and coffee!Certificate pinning, though, is limited to Google sites at present.HTTPS is not the silver-bullet online defence shield a lot of users believe it to be on public networks, meaning activities such as online banking and shopping are done at their own risk.
From the troubling introduction through many mediocre narrative follow-ups showing your compromised nature, that s a tougher pill to swallow than it should be.Weapons lack oomph and aiming is loose, leading to unsatisfying shooting.Enemies don't seem solid and tend to just flop over in an unnatural way after taking fire even when you consider the whole just-being-shot thing .The result is a game that feels like a messy, cut-down rendition of Tom Clancy s The Division.Bugs are frequent, causing everything from framerate dips and crashes to errant controls.Skip it.
That's why we're opening Stuff's Gadget Hall of Fame, a regularly updated place to get misty-eyed about the best tech we've seen and fondly tinkered with over the years.Unfortunately, wannabe Keanus were dismayed to discover that the spring-loaded mechanism was actually added specially for the film and didn t find its way on to a real phone until the 7110 – three years after the launch of the 8100s.Still, the 8100 was far from just a flashy movie prop - it had tech that was worthy of its futuristic silver-screen appearance.Aimed at gents in pinstriped suits rather than computer-hacking kung-fu fighters in leather coats, the 8100 was the only Nokia ever to ship with Smart SMS, meaning it could be updated over the air.It was also ahead of the game with its li-ion battery as found in today s phones , so many 8100s are still going strong.The phone came in four versions, depending on your network.
So, when Deep Silver picked up the franchise and decided to get to work, I was a little bit excited to see what they would come up with - they have some form at this stage, and Homefront's premise - North Korean's invading the U.S, a resistance movement rising up to throw off the shackles of aggression - is brilliant video game fodder.Homefront: The Revolution isn't an amazing game, but it's a victim of circumstance: in a month where everyone is concentrating on Doom and Uncharted 4, Homefront just doesn't have the quality to make you pay attention amongst a review schedule littered with gems.Civilians are living in fear while the Korean People's Army are patrolling the country, but for now, your immediate battleground is Philadelphia, birthplace of the fresh prince and hopefully, the start of a nationwide insurrection.You go around the map looting the bodies of those you kill for ingredients to craft, capturing outposts, doing missions and then returning to outposts and using a weapon locker to upgrade.Playing as a guerrilla and moving through the broken-down city is really entertaining, and hitting patrols before running off when tanks and APC's show up is a pretty interesting proposition.It feels like a Red Dawn video game, and I feel like every member of the Wolverines by myself, without even touching the main story.
Its original Yoga ushered in a new era of portable computing with four modes of use - laptop, stand, tent, and tablet - meaning laptops and tablets were no longer separate entities.DesignWith many laptops such as the Surface Book and XPS 13 opting for silver-inspired designs, it's refreshing to see Lenovo stick to 1980s-inspired black.I tested its performance with a words-per-minute online app and found the results were only slightly less than when using a wireless Apple keyboard.The touchscreen is responsive, and because the resolution is so high it's good to have the pen handy for more intricate work.In most office tasks and it's very quick to boot and wake from sleep.You may even consider it as an alternative to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.
As a late Friday coda to this week s news of Nokia s old feature phone business getting sold once again, today Nokia quietly confirmed it is laying off 1,032 employees in its home market of Finland.The cuts will come across all business units.The majority of cuts will happen by this summer.Small silver lining: Nokia says that it s still offering laid-off employees access to the Bridge program that it started several years ago at the beginning of its massive downsizing wave.Options include a small amount of funding for a new venture if you want to try your hand at your own business, or consulting to help place you in a job if you do not, plus other assistance.Hundreds of ex-Nokians have taken up the company on the offer to date.
There are many factors to consider here, but the primary ones are storage space, speed, portability, and reliability.The fastest, lightest external that money can buy – Samsung T3 $750 Digital TrendsIt s hard to believe this little drive, which easily fits in the palm of your hand, fits 2TB of data.This is particularly true if you work with a a good deal of video or other large files and want to edit directly on the external drive.The speeds aren t going to rival that of a solid state drive, but our benchmarks show it can compete with any mechanical external on the market despite its extremely portable footprint.The case is currently available in either silver or gold and is primarily made of plastic, with an aluminum top that features dimples for an added touch of class.Buy one now from:Affordable and portable – Western Digital My Passport Ultra $50 Western DigitalThis Western Digital Drive isn t the lightest on the market, but it does come with a three-year warranty, WD s reputation for reliability, and a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.
GIFEarlier this month, there was an LA-area car chase involving a Mercedes, a bunch of traffic, and some crazy low-speed maneuvering.Look at these screenshots I grabbed at random intervals: it s a gravel-like sea of white, black, and gray.Sure, there s a sprinkling of a few blues, a couple dark reds, and, thanks to a fellow yellow classic Beetle driver that one looks like a 72 and a bright red Miata, a little bit of actual color.Color still thrives in certain niche cars: retro inspired vehicles Mini, Fiat 500, Camaro/Mustang, Beetle , super-cheap cars Mirage, Fiesta , and supercars Lambos, Ferraris, Porsche, etc but, really, that s about it.White, black, grey, and silver combined make up 74 percent of the car colors in North America.Bright, deep, pastel, dark, earth tones, artificial, subtle or shrieking, anything.
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