Photo credit: Jamie Pearson (CC BY 2.0) As we all know, Google I/O is right around the corner. So far this year, we haven't seen too many early clues as to what Google will cover in its keynote (though Ars Technica's I/O tracker is a great place to get some ideas) outside of its new Photos app, but we do expect that Google will be telling us about Android M (internally called macadamia nut cookie or MNC). The specifics of what Android M will bring to the table are still a mystery, but we've heard a few things that could make this an exciting update. Specifically, Google is apparently taking a renewed focus on battery and RAM usage, and plans to release a dev preview of M, just like it did for Lollipop. Disclaimer: No matter the confidence level, there's always a chance product updates, features, and some or all details will be changed or cancelled altogether. As with all rumors, nothing is 100% until it's officially announced. We do not have possession of any … [Read more...] about [Rumor] Google Taking Renewed Focus On Battery And RAM In Android M, Dev Preview Expected Again This Year
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0 Comments Where did it all go wrong for M&S? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Marks & Spencer needs “urgent” change following a full-year profits collapse, its boss has announced. What has gone wrong, and how much longer can the retailer remain a stalwart of the high street? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/where-did-it-all-go-wrong-for-ms-36937808.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/article36937803.ece/82c40/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ff7affe7-e814-4e43-b221-8e74b2fa6a0e_1 Email Marks & Spencer needs “urgent” change following a full-year profits collapse, its boss has announced. What has gone wrong, and how much longer can the retailer remain a stalwart of the high street? What do the latest figures reveal? M& S has reported a 62.1% fall in pre-tax profit to £66.8 million in the year to March 31 as it was dragged down by £321.1 million in costs linked to store closures. The results come a day after … [Read more...] about Where did it all go wrong for M&S?
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Families at Farnell Middle School are pushing for change after they say a child was hit crossing the road coming from school.Laura Hawkins has a son who attends Farnell Middle School and said there are several hazards kids are facing as they walk to and from school.Hawkins said there is a major issue with speeding and congestion near Countryway and Race Track road, very near where the child was hit. The designated speed there is 45 miles per hour, she said.The biggest issues she said she sees are a lack of designated school zones and no crossing guards.There's also issues with the school pick-up procedure, according to Hawkins.Farnell Middle School is tucked behind a shopping mall with an access road and only one sidewalk, she said.The kids are pouring onto the non-sidewalk side into the mall parking lot, Hawkins said. She believes they are vulnerable to getting hit there."Buses and parents are battling for that entrance and that exit," Hawkins … [Read more...] about Farnell M.S. parents pushing for road safety changes after child is hit
It’s difficult to remember now, but there was a moment in early 2016 when many in the tech industry believed chatbots—automated text-based virtual assistants—would be the next big platform. Messaging app Kik staked its company’s future on bots and “chatvertising.” Startup studio Betaworks launched an accelerator program called Botcamp. And at its 2016 F8 conference, Facebook pitched bots to developers as the best way to connect with 900 million Messenger users. Few expected that voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant would thrive and text-based chatbots would become a punchline. Betaworks’ accelerator lasted one class. Kik pivoted to blockchain technology. And now Facebook says it will shutter M, its buzzy full-service virtual assistant, on Jan. 19. In some respects it’s impressive that Facebook kept M running as long as it did. Despite the hype, M, which lived in Facebook Messenger, was presented as an experiment. The … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M Is Dead. So Are Chatbots
Facebook has a virtual assistant called “M” you probably didn’t know existed. The company announced today it will be shutting M down in a little over a week. This is curious timing, as CES 2018 is about to start and virtual assistants are the hot topic. If you’ve used Facebook Messenger over the past few months, you may have noticed little suggestions popping up during your conversations. Maybe you used the phrase “what time” in a message, and a notification popped up giving you the option to “Start Plan.” Clicking that would get a schedule going for a private event between you and the participants in the message. This was the work of Facebook’s virtual assistant, “M.” First announced in 2015 with the codename “Moneypenny,” Facebook claimed complex AI and human interaction were going to fuel M’s advancement. Eventually it would be able compete with Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and … [Read more...] about Say goodbye to M, Facebook’s virtual assistant
Its been reported elsewhere that pirates have already cracked into the Windows 7 RC and are setting up botnets using it. Probably something they practiced on with a Vista shrink-wrap disk. Here is where Microsoft screwed up big time. The install routine could be set to do some sort of MD5 or better file checksum test and validation. Force the install routine to access a Microsoft server that does some sort of encrypted transaction with the install software BEFORE the software can be installed. The image needs to be fully encrypted and unlockable only when it calls home to the MS mothership and is validated. They OWN 90% of the entire world's computer desktops. In other words, if you're going to "protect" your IP, start at the freaking beginning Microsoft! Its time they started acting like the responsible adults/citizens/corporate entities they say they are. They had an opportunity to at least slow down bot-nets and other Internet trash and they pissed it away. Microsoft needs to … [Read more...] about Pirates on Board the M.S. MoneyTanker!
If you happen to live in the UK and want to get your hands on an HTC RE Camera, retail outlet Marks and Spencer (M&S) is currently running an enticing sale that slashed the price of the camera to £69.50. That's a whole 50 percent off of the RE Camera's original price of £139. Unfortunately, if you're hoping to get colorful with your selection, you're out of luck. M&S is only offering the HTC RE Camera in white. Still, if you're down for this deal, you'll score free standard shipping or in-store pickup. £69.50 at M&S Via: @PaulOBrien (Twitter) … [Read more...] about UK retailer M&S discounts HTC RE Camera to just £69
If the recent release of the unusual ZTE Axon M has you curious, now may be the best time to get the phone.Best Buy is currently selling the device for $17.49 a month for 30 months instead of the usual $24.17 per month, when you buy through AT&T Next (the phone is an AT&T exclusive in the US). That totals about $525, which is a $200 discount off of the normal $725 retail price.While other premium phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 boast a slim design with an edge-to-edge display, the ZTE Axon M does things a little differently. It features two 5.2-inch screens that can be opened up like a book and viewed side by side. But this is more than just a folding phablet. ZTE makes the most out of the Axon M's two screens by allowing different multitasking, full-screen and mirroring modes. CNET's editors have compared it to a Nintendo 3DS, but one thing's for sure, it's not like any other phone on the market.Some of the Axon M's specs include: Two 5.2-inch screens with … [Read more...] about The ZTE Axon M is $200 less at Best Buy
The much awaited Consumer Electronics Show (CES), also known as International CES is just only a few days away from now. We have been eagerly waiting for this event since last and can’t wait anymore to see what new products, gadgets and gizmos will be launched in this internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show. As usual, it will be full of excitement and surprises and the trade show will be hosting lots of events, shows, awards, conferences and many more. But the people will be mostly engaged in new products and technologies that will be launched in this event to be held January 7 to 10, 2014. The organizers have already confirmed us that almost all the major companies and industry professionals will participate in this trade and bring up their newest innovations in electronics and technology. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The organizers and exhibitors are thinking really big in 2014 and it is true for the Smartphone … [Read more...] about CES 2014 In Las Vegas Highlights: Perseus A.M.S. Case For Apple IPhone 4/4S From Trident Case
The much awaited Consumer Electronics Show (CES), also known as International CES is just only a few days away from now. We have been eagerly waiting for this event since last and can’t wait anymore to see what new products, gadgets and gizmos will be launched in this internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show. As usual, it will be full of excitement and surprises and the trade show will be hosting lots of events, shows, awards, conferences and many more. But the people will be mostly engaged in new products and technologies that will be launched in this event to be held January 7 to 10, 2014. The organizers have already confirmed us that almost all the major companies and industry professionals will participate in this trade and bring up their newest innovations in electronics and technology. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock The organizers and exhibitors are thinking really big in 2014 and it is true for the Smartphone … [Read more...] about CES 2014 In Las Vegas Highlights: Kraken A.M.S. Case For HTC Amaze 4G From Trident Case