Uber’s Self-Driving Head is Forcibly Sidelined Amidst Lawsuit on Stolen Tech

Anthony Levandowski is now being called “the brother from another mother” of Travis Kalanick. He has also been forced to officially step down as the head of Uber’s self-driving car division. Levandowski is the key suspect in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole technology that Uber is now incorporating […]
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Scientist Reveals Math for Time Travel is Possible, but No Machine Yet

Since HG Wells first popularized the idea in 1885, time travel has remained a steady theme in science fiction. Popular films such as 12 Monkeys, Looper, and the Terminator film series has shown variations on the theme of time travel, leaving it as something that would remain as fiction, something unreachable even by technology. But […]
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Now Available: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung recently released the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and the initial feedback is glowing with praises. Both models are innovative, sophisticated, and full of interesting features.   With the two flagship phones, Samsung has stirred the market and made a lot of people excited about getting their own units. Both models are described as being […]
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Online Videos of Killings are a Real Headache for Facebook

Technology has never been so easy and accessible, especially when posting videos of live murders taking place on the internet. Recent cases of murder videos uploaded in the U.S. and Thailand has made this a tricky issue and an urgent headache problem that Facebook needs to tackle. On Monday, a 20-year-old Thai man broadcast a […]
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How Payment Service Venmo Hatched and Later Sold to PayPal

It only took a few drinks — and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night — for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo.

Magdon-Ismail is the co-founder of Venmo [pictured above], the payment service that allows people to send each other cash for any purpose whatsoever.

He spoke with the AP about how Venmo got started and how his unique upbringing helped spark the concept for Venmo, which is now owned by PayPal. Below are the highlights of the interview, edited for length and clarity.

Q: How did you and your co-founder come up with the idea for Venmo?

A: We came up with the idea over a series of brainstorming sessions. The first one was at a bar in Philadelphia where my friend was playing with his band. There’s a common thing bands do where they pass a tip bucket around, and they were asking for everyone in the audience to give them cash to buy some beers at the end of the night if you enjoyed the show. And (Andrew) Kortina and I, the other co-founder of Venmo, were wondering about ways to tip the band without having to go down and put cash in the bucket, and that’s kind of where the original idea for Venmo started.

We kind of let the idea sit for a while. About two or three weeks later I went up to visit him in New York and we were just hanging out. When I left my place I forgot to take my wallet. I had my BlackBerry with me, and then that’s kind of when this behavioral concept of people always carrying their phones everywhere they go started to click with us.

Q: As a kid, were you entrepreneurial? Were…
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Virtual Reality, Apps Add Interactivity to Music Videos

More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets.

Pop singer Ingrid Michaelson made a music video using only Snapchat filters and the electronic band Gorillaz released a six-minute VR music video that was the most successful VR video debut on YouTube with over 3 million views in 48 hours.

“We’re beginning to see not only the ability to take your music and your live concert streams and your VR and 360 experiences with you on mobile devices, but to merge together the two in really unique ways to provide really fantastic experiences for fans,” said Vivien Lewitt, YouTube’s global head of artist relations.

Lewitt said more than 60 percent of YouTube watch time now happens on mobile and tablets.

Nineteen-year-old country singer Bailey Bryan is addicted to Instagram and loves Snapchat a little too much sometimes, so those mobile apps became the framework for her first music video for her song “Own It,” which is meant to be watched vertically on a phone or tablet.

The video, which introduces Bryan through the lens of her phone’s various apps, is designed not for broadcast on CMT or MTV, where previous generations first experienced music in a visual form. Bryan said most people react with confusion when she shows them the video on a cellphone.

“It starts with unlocking the phone screen … and they will be like, ‘Oh, hey, you got a Snapchat — wait, wait, what’s happening?'” Bryan said. “And then they are like, ‘Oh, this is the video!'”

Some bands are using VR technology via phones or headsets to add interactivity to a recorded performance. Rock band Young the Giant shot a live performance at the YouTube Space in Los…
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Best Waterproof and Firm Cameras in 2017

Its summertime in some parts of the world and it’s that time of the year again for hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts to take a look at their gadgets and see what needs to be upgraded before another summer adventure starts. And if you are one of these people and like to capture and record […]
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Ocean Emerald Yacht: Travelling with Style and Class

Have you ever been on a yacht? Owning a yacht is an indication of wealth and power. But if you’re looking for something more interesting than just a simple boat to watch sunset while at sea, then the Ocean Emerald Yacht could be just what you’re looking for.You can take the journey of your life […]
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LG Ultrafine5 K is one of the Best Monitors on the Market

Due to the advancements in technology, almost anything gets replaced easily. From gadgets to cars to appliances, a new model comes out every now and then. When it comes to monitors, the Thunderbolt Display is the oldest one that’s still being used today. But just recently, a new model has arrived in the form of […]
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Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S8 – most Android pre-orders on EE to date

Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S8   most Android pre orders on EE to date

Well, this is impressive. It was a no-brainer that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were going to rack up some amazing numbers when placed for pre-orders. EE has announced that these current two smartphones have broken records for them, outselling last year’s incumbents (The Samsung Galaxy S7, if you were keeping score). Alas, we don’t know what those numbers are to put it in context.

Interestingly, 40% of those pre-orders were for the larger, 6.2 inch S8+. Bigger, it seems, is still better. One wonders what the next Galaxy Note will have to do in order to genuinely stand out as Samsung’s uber-flagship.

Out of the five possible colours, EE will be picking up two: the Orchid Grey and the Midnight Black. It’ll be a shame if you’re wanting to pick up any of the other three announced colours of Arctic Silver, Coral Blue or Maple Gold and stay on EE, but hey, isn’t that what cases are for?

Getting your hands on the Galaxy S8  will cost you a tenner upfront on a £55.99 a month contract (keep the change), giving you 5 GB of data. If you prefer the Galaxy S8+, that’s £29.99 down on a £60.99 a month contract with 7 GB data. Naturally other price plans are available, so see more below to get the skinny.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S8   most Android pre orders on EE to date

EE has today announced that the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are available to buy on the UK’s biggest and fastest network. Pre-orders for the new handsets are higher than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, making them the most anticipated Android smartphones EE has offered to date.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available on EE with an upfront cost of £9.99 on a £55.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE plan, with 5GB of data. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is £29.99 on a £60.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE plan with 10GB data. Alternatively, for just £5 more per month, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available for £9.99 on a £60.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE Max plan, and comes with 7GB of data. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available for £9.99 on a £65.99 per month with 15GB of data on a 24 month 4GEE Max plan.
4GEE Max plans come with unlimited UK minutes and UK texts, and the ability to use allowances in the EU at no extra cost. Customers also receive free access to the BT Sport app for the duration of their 4GEE Max plan.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ secures the largest number of pre-orders for an Android smartphone on EE’s superfast network.
·         Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-orders on EE are higher than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, making them the most hotly anticipated Android smartphones EE has offered to date
·         40% of pre-orders have been for the Samsung Galaxy S8+
·         Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ purchased from EE feature 4G Calling and WiFi Calling as well as the UK’s fastest 4G download speeds
·         EE’s Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ customers can also enjoy free access to the BT Sport app
28 April 2017, London. EE today confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the most pre-ordered Android smartphones it has ever offered. Thousands of EE customers who ordered early are already enjoying the UK’s fastest 4G speeds on their new devices, ahead of today’s official launch.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ on EE’s network topped last year’s Galaxy S7, making it the most hotly anticipated Android device EE has offered to date. The larger format is again proving very popular, with 40% of customers opting for the 6.2-inch Infinity Display on the Galaxy S8+.
Available from EE in two colours, the midnight black versions of the smartphones have received 63% of all Galaxy S8 and S8+ pre-orders, beating orchid grey to first place. As well as record sales for EE’s range of Protection options – including Full Cover Insurance and official accessories designed specifically for the Galaxy S8 – have also seen strong demand. For the first time, EE customers have been able to order an official Samsung Add To Plan bundle, including a Wireless Charger, USB Cable and £20 Case Voucher.
Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices at EE, said: “With unrivalled 4G speeds and connectivity in more places than any other UK network, only EE customers will get the most from their new smartphone. These cutting-edge devices deserve to be connected to the leading network, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing a high number of new customers switch to EE for their Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.”
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available on EE with an upfront cost of £9.99 on a £55.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE plan, with 5GB of data. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is £29.99 on a £60.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE plan with 10GB data.
Alternatively, for just £5 more per month, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is available for £9.99 on a £60.99 per month, 24 month 4GEE Max plan, and comes with 7GB of data. Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is available for £9.99 on a £65.99 per month with 15GB of data on a 24 month 4GEE Max plan.
4GEE Max plans come with unlimited UK minutes and UK texts, and the ability to use allowances in the EU at no extra cost. Customers also receive free access to the BT Sport app for the duration of their 4GEE Max plan.
For further information on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, including full details of EE’s price plans, customers can visit www.ee.co.uk/thenewgalaxy.

 

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