Twitter is great for sharing short bursts of information with followers, but the official Mac app is restrictive when it comes to videos—files must be progressive, no larger than 15MB in size, and on it goes.Wouldn t it be great if you could just open a video, select the best part, and tweet without having to worry about all those specifications?VideoTweet makes it easy to share up to 30 seconds from any QuickTime-compatible video directly to Twitter in as little as three steps.On the count of fourThat s exactly what VideoTweet does.This free app for OS X Yosemite and later allows Twitter users to open any QuickTime compatible video, use trim handles to quickly select the segment you want to share, compose the accompanying text, then send your message to the world.
Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on 14 July, after a van ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of NiceFacebook has helped reunite a couple with their eight-month-old baby boy who was separated from them during the tragic Bastille Day truck attack in Nice.The parents were separated from their son, who was in a blue stroller, during the mayhem caused by a truck driver deliberately ramming through a 30,000-strong crowd that gathered to watch fireworks.The attack killed 84 people, including 10 children.Tiava Banner, the baby's aunt, sent out a fervent appeal on Facebook urging people to contact her with any information about her nephew's whereabouts."We have lost our eight-month old baby," the post read.
Staring at a movie on one big screen is just fine—but what if you could see it on three screens at once, for a uniquely immersive, panoramic viewing experience?One of the first movies to get this treatment is Star Trek Beyond, and you can check out an exclusive glimpse of what it ll look like in this new format in the trailer below.The format is called Barco Escape, and it s by a Belgian company that is joining the realms of IMAX and 3D in presenting an enhanced theater-going experience.It uses three projectors and two additional screens which are angled precisely to create a near-panoramic view, according to the company s website.Star Trek Beyond opens July 22; here s where to check if there s a Barco Escape screen near you, see showtimes, and to purchase tickets.
Yesterday Nintendo wowed the world with the announcement of a miniature version of the NES, complete with 30 classic games pre-installed.You better be happy with the initial selection, because you won't be getting any more.Nintendo has confirmed that it won't be releasing any extra games for the mini-NES, it isn't compatible with cartridges, and it won't have an internet connection.So once you've bought the console, that's your lot.No new releases, no scouring eBay for old cartridges, and no digital downloads.But this could always be the start of greater things.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Yahoo had made a search deal with Mozilla that guaranteed $375 million a year until 2019, even if the Firefox-maker ditched Yahoo for a different search engine.But a new report by the New York Times says that deal may not be as bad as it was once thought to be.According to the report, the company acquiring Yahoo is only required to pay the difference between the $375 million annual guarantee currently in place and the fee Mozilla's new partner agrees to pay in the future.On top of that, Mozilla will have to explain how exactly the Yahoo partnership is hurting its brand and search experience to get out of the deal, it said.The new details could significantly alter the way potential buyers evaluate their bids for Yahoo, which is currently seeking buyers for its core internet business.It could potentially make the deal much more attractive, as it keeps the buyer partially off the hook for the $375 million a year payment.Yahoo is reported to have set July 18 as the final date for the bids.Currently, Verizon, AT, and a number of private equity firms, including TPG, are reported to be front-runners for the bid.Yahoo shares largely remained flat as of Thursday afternoon.NOW WATCH: You may have Amazon credits waiting for you — here's how to checkLoading video...
It happened: Donald Trump has weighed in on the Pokémon Go craze.In an interview with The Washington Examiner, Trump said he wished he could play but was too busy running for president."I don't, but people are playing it," the presumptive Republican nominee said when asked whether he played.I wish I had time."
MoreA Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016.NEW YORK Reuters - A federal appeals court on Thursday said Microsoft Corp and other companies cannot be forced to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States, handing a victory to privacy advocates.Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a 2014 lower court order directing Microsoft to comply with a warrant to turn over to the U.S. government the contents of a customer's email account stored on an Irish server.It also voided a finding of contempt against Microsoft.Circuit Judge Susan Carney said warrants issued under the federal Stored Communications Act reach only data stored within the United States, and that U.S. service providers cannot be forced to comply with warrants seeking data stored elsewhere.Microsoft had been the first U.S. company challenging a warrant seeking data held outside the country.
Google s challenges in Europe became larger on Thursday when the European Union widened and bolstered its antitrust claims against the Alphabet Inc. unit.European antitrust regulators sent Google two additional "statements of objections," saying that it had collected extensive evidence that the company favors its own comparison-shopping service in its search results and that it prevented customers of one of its popular online advertising services from placing ads with rivals and restricted how rival ads were displayed.While this is an escalation for the advertising probe, the statement of objections focused on comparison shopping bolsters a case the European Commission first laid out in an antitrust complaint in April 2015.Both of these investigations are in addition to an ongoing antitrust case against Alphabet Inc. for the alleged market-dominance of its Android mobile operating system that the EU filed in April.The antitrust issues are just one strand of a net of regulatory problems entangling the company in Europe.It is facing a separate inquiry into its use of copyrighted content from European publishers and complaints about its compliance with European "right to be forgotten" rules.A bevvy of individual European governments are also investigating the company for alleged underpayment of tax.In response to the latest EU antitrust complaints, Google said that its products "increased choice for European consumers and promote competition," and that will provide a detailed response to the European Commission s claims in the coming weeks.In the past, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt has said European officials should spend more time trying to promote Europe s own tech sector and less time trying to punish successful American companies.
Microsoft this week said that its own browser was better than the all the rest when it comes to streaming Netflix shows.However, independent testing has backed up the claims, with PCWorld confirming that Edge -- that one you only used once, in order to download something else -- is the only one of the big four browsers capable of actually playing Netflix shows in the 1080p resolution.Chrome, Firefox and Opera lag behind, as they re capped at 720p, but that s not all.Even Internet Explorer is ahead of the pack, matching Edge in the Netflix stakes.However, that s still no reason to ever use Internet Explorer again.It s a potentially huge boost for Edge though, which Microsoft last month used to shame Chrome s power efficiency.
My main KPIs are generating SQLs and Sales.Ideally, I am looking for a tool that will help me track what content potential customers are touching throughout their buying process so that I can then calculate the ROI of every piece of content I produce.We aren't currently using any sort of marketing automation tool and I am simply examining GA for base-line statistics and then looking over Bizbible attribution to Sales.
A survey of 1,205 people working in tech has found that 74% of tech workers think Brexit is going to make the UK economyThe research — carried out by government quango Tech City UK — found that access to talent is the biggest concern among UK tech workers, with more than half 51% saying they think it will get more difficult to
Comcast says it is still investigating the cause of outages that killed its business phone service in the US on Tuesday.Reports of problems with the phone service began around midday, and the American telecom giant said that as of approximately 2:30pm Pacific time it was still trying to figure out why those on its small business phone plan were left unable to make or receive calls.Other services, including internet service and the enterprise business phone plan, have not been reported down.A map by monitoring service Downdetector showed the outage to be nationwide, affecting most major population centers around the US.More red spots than your middle school yearbook Map via Downdetector "As of 5:37 EST outbound and inbound phone service for our Comcast Business customers is still impacted," Comcast said on its status page.
Together with a solar chariot, the internet profile January Ainali walked 100 mil to raise the issue of open data. January Ainali manage the Open by default, and former head of the Swedish Wikimedia. This summer, he conducted a hike from Ystad to Stockholm to spread knowledge about open data in the municipalities he passed, and to report how the available open data is and how it can be used in practice. During the trip, he held meetings with representatives of several of the municipalities he passed. In an interview by journalist Anders Frick says Jan Ainali more about their migration: On the Internet Infrastructure Foundation, you can read more about the project.
Older versions of the Honda Freed. The new technology will be used in the new hybrid version of the car to be released this fall. Breakthroughs will reduce dependency on raw materials such as dysprosium and terbium, which is largely controlled by China. When Japan and China were involved in a row over the territory in 2010, China imposed a temporary export bans on metals, which stressed automakers to try to find alternatives. The new technology will be used in the Honda Freed released this fall, and will require neodymium. But at the rare earth metal is present, except in China, even in North America and Australia.
There's no denying that Pokémon Go, the Niantic-developed augmented reality mobile game, has been a breakthrough hit.However, for Apple iOS users signed up to the app with their Google account, a security nightmare has emerged as some players are finding the game is granting "full account access" without asking for prior permission.The findings were first revealed by cybersecurity expert Adam Reeve, who slammed the situation as a "huge security risk" and revealed that, at the time of writing, iPhone and iPad users are affected.Despite facing its own security woes, the Android OS is not believed to be impacted.As noted by the Google support page, any app that has "full account access" will give its developers the ability to "see and modify nearly all information in your Google account."This includes email inboxes, calendar entries, search histories alongside content in Google Drive and Google Photos.
Reuters – Alphabet s Google self-driving car project said on Monday it appointed its first general counsel, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles.Google has logged more than 1.7 million miles 2.7 million km of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state.It has said it has no timetable for making self-driving vehicles available to the public.But a number of crashes involving the vehicles has caught the attention of regulators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in March it was collecting information after a Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in California in a minor crash.But it did not open a formal probe.The agency has opened a formal investigation into the May 7 death of a Tesla Motors Model S driver in a Florida crash who was operating in Autopilot mode.U.S.regulators are working on guidelines for such vehicles.They were supposed to be unveiled by July 14, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters last month they might not be released until later this summer.Google named Ken Vosen as the top lawyer for its self-driving car project.He was most recently chief legal officer at The Climate Corporation, an environmental analysis firm and a unit of Monsanto.
Twitter and politics go hand in hand, but the latest announcement by the company is still a bit of a surprise: Twitter will livestream both the Republican and Democratic national conventions as they happen over the coming weeks, through a partnership with CBS News.You ll be able to watch the streams on both mobile devices and the Web using Twitter s new Live platform.Recently testing the tool with the Wimbledon tournament, the set up is fairly similar manner to other livestreaming services, with a video on the left or top, and a series of adjoining tweets with a relevant hashtag.To be clear, this isn t a Periscope stream.It s odd that Twitter wouldn t use its own platform made specifically for livestreams, but the choice is probably because Twitter is simply better known.Deeper integration would still be nice to see, however.
Lumo Lift, $50 for Prime membersThe world is full of fitness trackers that can count your steps and estimate calories, but today only, we ve found a deal on a wearable device that can also help you improve your posture.The Lumo Lift is a tiny clip that you attach to your clothing like a Fitbit One, but in addition to counting your steps, distance, and calories burned, it ll also start vibrating whenever you slouch.Assuming you heed its warnings and start sitting or standing up straight, this has the potential to meaningfully improve your life in a way that counting steps might not.Today only, Prime members can snap one up for just $50, which is $30 less than usual, and a match for the best price we ve ever seen.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
Dallas police used a bomb robot today to a kill a suspected gunman involved in the murder of five police officers and the wounding of seven others.The decision to kill the suspect using a robot armed with an explosive, was made after an hours-long standoff.Dallas police chief David Brown said, after negotiations broke down, the suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire.Although it s not new for police agencies to use robots, typically used for non-lethal force, it is new for cops to use a robot to kill a suspect.As robots become more sophisticated and potentially automated, using them as weapons will spark tricky legal and ethical issues for law enforcement.As a legal matter, the choice of weapon in a decision to use lethal force does not change the constitutional calculus, which hinges on whether an individual poses an imminent threat to others, and whether the use of lethal force is reasonable under the circumstances, Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the ACLU, said in an email to Gizmodo.