Demandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology Software and Data Providers for

first_imgDemandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology, Software and Data Providers for Better ABM Execution PRNewswireMay 6, 2019, 6:27 pmMay 6, 2019 Next Phase of ABM Brings Together Best of Breed ABM SolutionsDemandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), announced the launch of the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, which brings together the Demandbase ABM Platform, CRM, marketing automation and other critical technologies necessary for executing an ABM strategy. The vision of the new ecosystem ensures seamless integration within the ABM tech stack to leverage data, intent and account-based audiences across technologies to deliver consistent cross-channel content, messaging and business outcomes. The current ecosystem includes organizations such as Salesforce, Salesforce Pardot, Marketo, Oracle, SAP, Drift, PathFactory, Uberflip, Folloze and Sigstr and will continue to expand throughout 2019.According to Chiefmartech, the marketing technology landscape consists of over 7000 vendors and the rise of platform ecosystems is cited as a key driver in this martech growth.“ABM has quickly become a core platform for B2B marketers, and the next phase of ABM will require tighter coordination across the ecosystem to integrate applications and data under an account-first architecture,” said Chris Golec, CEO of Demandbase. “As the pioneer of the ABM category, we are spearheading this effort to enable B2B marketers with the ability to deliver a coordinated, consistent message across multiple channels and ultimately increase the effectiveness and ROI of an ABM strategy.”Marketing Technology News: PDI Launches PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions to Broadly Serve Needs of Convenience Retailers and Petroleum WholesalersThe Demandbase ABM Ecosystem expands ABM from single-vendor solutions to include marketing automation, CRM, content management systems, content experience platforms, analytics engines, chat tools, sales enablement platforms and more to execute across various channels. At the core is the Demandbase ABM Platform, which allows marketers to identify, manage and segment target account audiences in a single place and measure the results holistically.This ecosystem of ABM partners facilitates easy technology integrations and provides marketers the ability to find a combination of solutions that work for them, including technologies that are currently in their tech stack, but also others that might fill gaps in their strategy.“Marketers are increasingly responsible for revenue-related KPIs and have embraced account-based strategies as a method to efficiently identify and cultivate demand.” said Nicholas Cumins, GM of SAP Marketing Cloud. “By extending SAP Marketing Cloud’s orchestration and analytic horsepower with Demandbase is a perfect fit with that strategy; enabling customers with better data and tools to identify, engage and close their most important target accounts. Our partnership will be a game-changer for companies looking to plan and execute a comprehensive ABM strategy at scale.”Marketing Technology News: Tetra TV Launches Transparent Advertising Network for Connected TVWith the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, marketers can now connect accounts from Demandbase with known individuals in their marketing automation systems to reach high value individuals at their most important target accounts. Marketers can also leverage data and intent to build audiences across all their channels and deliver a consistent message. Additionally, data from partner technologies can be integrated into the Demandbase ABM Platform to provide a complete view of accounts and their activities.“We are excited to expand and grow our Drift ABM capabilities alongside Demandbase and its ecosystem of ABM vendors,” said Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform. “By leveraging the segments created in Demandbase across multiple technologies, including chat, marketers will have a seamless way to ensure the consistency of messaging across all channels.”Marketing Technology News: Optimal Blue Extends Social Media Platform with Integrated Publishing Capabilities Account-Based MarketingcrmDemandbaseDemandbase ABM Ecosystemmarketing automationMarketing TechnologyNews Previous Article11 Must-Have Tools for Content OptimizationNext ArticleHow to Leverage Relationships Through CRMlast_img read more

Nielsen Launches Global Measurement For YouTube Mobile App

first_img Amanda TarpeyDigital Ad RatingsGlobal Measurementmobile appNewsNielsenYouTube Previous ArticleMiaozhen Systems Acquires RadioBuy to Deepen its Omni-Marketing Intelligence StrategyNext ArticleHow to Solve Latin America’s E-Commerce Problem Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings Provides Independent View of Key Digital Video Platforms’ In-App Audience in over 30 Markets, Helping Marketers Make Sense Of Campaign Reach and ROINielsen announced it has expanded advertising measurement on YouTube’s mobile app with Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings to 26 additional markets, including Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.Marketing Technology News: New iPad App for Food and Beverage Professionals Takes Menus from Paper to Fully Digital in Less than an HourNow available in 34 global markets, this service builds on Nielsen’s current measurement coverage of YouTube ads on desktop and mobile web browsers to provide marketers independent and comprehensive cross-device measurement of advertising audiences on YouTube across computer and mobile devices. Measurement of Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube’s mobile app was first made available in the United States in 2017.With this global expansion, media buyers and sellers will have access to age and gender demographics for consumers viewing advertising on the YouTube mobile app, as well as reach, frequency and gross rating points (GRPs). Measurement of YouTube ads uses a consistent methodology with all other mobile publishers in Digital Ad Ratings – enabling both media buyers and sellers to leverage truly comparable and deduplicated persons-based measurement across publishers in their media planning and execution. With this measurement, publishers, advertisers and media agencies will be able to gain a deeper understanding of their audience across YouTube using metrics comparable to those used for TV.Marketing Technology News: Digital Shadows Reveals a 50% Increase in Exposed Data in One Year“Providing marketers with independent measurement of YouTube’s mobile audiences globally is a major step forward for the industry,” said Amanda Tarpey, SVP of Digital Product Leadership. “With the expansion of Digital Ad Ratings to measure audiences inclusive of YouTube’s sizeable mobile footprint, advertisers in more than 30 markets will have the comparability, coverage and transparency they need to maximize the impact of their digital media around the world.”Marketing Technology News: Lightspeed POS Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Chronogolf Nielsen Launches Global Measurement For YouTube Mobile App PRNewswireJune 3, 2019, 5:42 pmJune 3, 2019 last_img read more

NASAs Orion Capsule Passes Launch Abort Test With Flying Colors

first_img Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar By Ryan Whitwam on July 3, 2019 at 7:08 am ‘It: Chapter 2’ Director Says He’d Love To Remake This Movie Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 1shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Orion spacecraft is one step closer to carrying humans into space today. The agency confirms that all systems performed perfectly during the second ascent abort test, proving that astronauts aboard Orion could be safely wrenched free of a rocket in the event of an emergency. Launch abort systems are not a new idea, but Orion is a new piece of hardware. NASA needs to make sure the abort system works as intended because it’s the difference between saving and losing the crew when a launch goes wrong. The crew of a Russian Soyuz capsule narrowly averted disaster last year when the MS-10 rocket carrying it spun out of control. The abort system pulled the capsule away from the rocket before it broke apart. NASA conducted the test from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station using a modified Peacekeeper missile obtained from the Air Force. The missile carried the Orion capsule 44,000 feet into the air, reaching a speed of 760 mph. The simulated failure caused the capsule to flip end-over-end before it fired the jettison motor, launching the spacecraft clear of the rocket. The abort system consists of three solid rocket motors: one that jettisons the pod, one to control attitude, and one that pushes Orion clear of the failing rocket. Test complete! Today’s ~3 minute test of @NASA_Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system verified that @NASA_Astronauts can safely get away from their launch vehicle in the case of an emergency after liftoff. More: https://t.co/mUf6z9uYjA pic.twitter.com/nI9CZKT6H9— NASA (@NASA) July 2, 2019The entire test was a mere 3 minutes and 13 seconds, but triggering the launch abort took just milliseconds. Orion ejected 12 data recorders after breaking free of the launch vehicle, all of which were recovered within about an hour. NASA will comb through the data as it prepares for future crewed flights, but all signs point to a textbook test. Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich called the test “spectacular.”Orion will eventually mount atop the Space Launch System (SLS), which should be the most powerful rocket in the world when it’s complete. Orion and the SLS grant NASA access to space beyond low-Earth orbit once more. Orion will carry humans to the moon as part of NASA’s new Artemis Program, a follow-up to Apollo. This time, NASA plans to establish long-term human habitation on and around the moon with the aid of the Gateway station. This will serve as a jumping off point for the exploration of Mars, which may also employ the Orion capsule. An uncrewed lunar orbit test is scheduled for July 2020. The first astronauts could ride Orion in 2023.Now read:NASA Needs $20 Billion in Additional Funding to Reach Moon by 2024NASA May Launch Orion Crew Module on Commercial RocketNASA successfully tests parachutes on Orion spacecraft You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 17 Comments Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Horror Movie Actors Who Went Way Too Far Tagged In sciencespacenasarocketsSLSorion Post a Comment 17 Comments NASA’s Orion Capsule Passes Launch Abort Test With Flying Colorslast_img read more

Tesla Reports Record Sales Last Quarter

first_img New Details Confirmed About Natalie Portman As Mighty Thor 21 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Tesla Reports Record Sales Last Quarter Tesla has had its share of ups and downs over the years with exploding cars, autopilot mishaps, and CEO Elon Musk saying and doing foolish things on the internet. But this week was a big “up” for the electric car maker. Tesla’s latest quarterly report includes a record number of vehicle deliveries at 95,200. Tesla’s stock rose as expected following the news, gaining 7 percent after falling 35 percent since early 2019 when it reported slower than expected sales. Tesla has benefited from a full quarter selling the Model 3, its most affordable vehicle, in Europe and China. The Model 3 previously launched for US buyers in 2018, after taking reservations for years. The Model 3 makes up the vast majority of Tesla’s record-breaking sales at 77,550. That’s a 50 percent increase over the first quarter of the year. Sales of the more profitable Model S and Model X increased as well from 12,100 to 17,650. However, that number is lower than the 27,550 S and X vehicles delivered in the last quarter of 2018. That suggests the Model 3 is pulling some buyers away from the more profitable cars. Still, the increased sales are making up for it. Tesla also says that its production capacity has increased by 13 percent in the second quarter of 2019. Only 7,400 cars were still listed as in transit to buyers, down from 10,600 at the end of the first quarter. The Tesla Model 3 has proven very successful, making up most of the company’s 95,200 Q2 sales.The increased sales may be harder to sustain going forward. Tesla has cut prices several times in pursuit of its goal of selling 400,000 cars this year. The automaker is also facing the end of government tax breaks for selling electric vehicles. The $7,500 tax credit fell to $3,750 early this year, and now it’s down to $1,875. It will go away completely at the end of this year.  The company is also still operating at a loss. One bright spot on the horizon may be Tesla’s upcoming launch of the Model Y. This vehicle splits the difference between the Model 3 and the high-end Model X. It’s a smaller crossover/hatchback offering more space than a Model 3 and a lower price than the Model X. The Model Y will launch in late 2020 for US customers.Now read:Elon Musk: Tesla Broke in 10 Months Without ‘Hardcore’ Cost ReductionTesla Model 3 in Fatal Accident Had Autopilot EngagedSurprise: The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 That’s Finally Shipping? Not Any More By Ryan Whitwam on July 5, 2019 at 7:36 am The Real Reason the ‘Blade’ Reboot Is Happening ‘Far From Home’ Brought Back An Old Character No One Noticed Things Only Adults Notice in ‘ThunderCats’ The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene ‘Black Widow’ Set Photos Reveal The Main Villain You Have To Read This Before You See ‘Zombieland 2’ Tagged In carsteslaelectric vehiclesmodel 3 Post a Comment 21 Comments The Real Reason Marvel Didn’t Bring Back Snipes For ‘Blade’ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.last_img read more

How Do SSDs Work

first_img We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled The Real Reason There’s No Avengers Movie In Phase 4 You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. How Do SSDs Work? Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 Is Already Planned By Joel Hruska on July 18, 2019 at 8:29 am Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC) and quad-level cells (QLC). Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with newer technologies, like Intel’s non-volatile storage technology, Optane?To understand how and why SSDs are different from spinning discs, we need to talk a little bit about hard drives. A hard drive stores data on a series of spinning magnetic disks called platters. There’s an actuator arm with read/write heads attached to it. This arm positions the read-write heads over the correct area of the drive to read or write information.Because the drive heads must align over an area of the disk in order to read or write data (and the disk is constantly spinning), there’s a non-zero wait time before data can be accessed. The drive may need to read from multiple locations in order to launch a program or load a file, which means it may have to wait for the platters to spin into the proper position multiple times before it can complete the command. If a drive is asleep or in a low-power state, it can take several seconds more for the disk to spin up to full power and begin operating.From the very beginning, it was clear that hard drives couldn’t possibly match the speeds at which CPUs could operate. Latency in HDDs is measured in milliseconds, compared with nanoseconds for your typical CPU. One millisecond is 1,000,000 nanoseconds, and it typically takes a hard drive 10-15 milliseconds to find data on the drive and begin reading it. The hard drive industry introduced smaller platters, on-disk memory caches, and faster spindle speeds to counteract this trend, but there’s only so fast drives can spin. Western Digital’s 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor family is the fastest set of drives ever built for the consumer market, while some enterprise drives spun up to 15,000 RPM. The problem is, even the fastest spinning drive with the largest caches and smallest platters are still achingly slow as far as your CPU is concerned.How SSDs Are Different“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — Henry FordSolid-state drives are called that specifically because they don’t rely on moving parts or spinning disks. Instead, data is saved to a pool of NAND flash. NAND itself is made up of what are called floating gate transistors. Unlike the transistor designs used in DRAM, which must be refreshed multiple times per second, NAND flash is designed to retain its charge state even when not powered up. This makes NAND a type of non-volatile memory.Image by Cyferz at Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.The diagram above shows a simple flash cell design. Electrons are stored in the floating gate, which then reads as charged “0” or not-charged “1.” Yes, in NAND flash, a 0 means data is stored in a cell — it’s the opposite of how we typically think of a zero or one. NAND flash is organized in a grid. The entire grid layout is referred to as a block, while the individual rows that make up the grid are called a page. Common page sizes are 2K, 4K, 8K, or 16K, with 128 to 256 pages per block. Block size therefore typically varies between 256KB and 4MB.One advantage of this system should be immediately obvious. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can operate at speeds far above those of a typical HDD. The following chart shows the access latency for typical storage mediums given in microseconds.Image by CodeCapsuleNAND is nowhere near as fast as main memory, but it’s multiple orders of magnitude faster than a hard drive. While write latencies are significantly slower for NAND flash than read latencies, they still outstrip traditional spinning media.There are two things to notice in the above chart. First, note how adding more bits per cell of NAND has a significant impact on the memory’s performance. It’s worse for writes as opposed to reads — typical triple-level-cell (TLC) latency is 4x worse compared with single-level cell (SLC) NAND for reads, but 6x worse for writes. Erase latencies are also significantly impacted. The impact isn’t proportional, either — TLC NAND is nearly twice as slow as MLC NAND, despite holding just 50% more data (three bits per cell, instead of two). This is also true for QLC drives, which store even more bits at varying voltage levels within the same cell.The reason TLC NAND is slower than MLC or SLC has to do with how data moves in and out of the NAND cell. With SLC NAND, the controller only needs to know if the bit is a 0 or a 1. With MLC NAND, the cell may have four values — 00, 01, 10, or 11. With TLC NAND, the cell can have eight values, and QLC has 16. Reading the proper value out of the cell requires the memory controller to use a precise voltage to ascertain whether any particular cell is charged.Reads, Writes, and ErasureOne of the functional limitations of SSDs is while they can read and write data very quickly to an empty drive, overwriting data is much slower. This is because while SSDs read data at the page level (meaning from individual rows within the NAND memory grid) and can write at the page level, assuming surrounding cells are empty, they can only erase data at the block level. This is because the act of erasing NAND flash requires a high amount of voltage. While you can theoretically erase NAND at the page level, the amount of voltage required stresses the individual cells around the cells that are being re-written. Erasing data at the block level helps mitigate this problem.The only way for an SSD to update an existing page is to copy the contents of the entire block into memory, erase the block, and then write the contents of the old block + the updated page. If the drive is full and there are no empty pages available, the SSD must first scan for blocks that are marked for deletion but that haven’t been deleted yet, erase them, and then write the data to the now-erased page. This is why SSDs can become slower as they age — a mostly-empty drive is full of blocks that can be written immediately, a mostly-full drive is more likely to be forced through the entire program/erase sequence.If you’ve used SSDs, you’ve likely heard of something called “garbage collection.” Garbage collection is a background process that allows a drive to mitigate the performance impact of the program/erase cycle by performing certain tasks in the background. The following image steps through the garbage collection process.Image courtesy of WikipediaNote in this example, the drive has taken advantage of the fact that it can write very quickly to empty pages by writing new values for the first four blocks (A’-D’). It’s also written two new blocks, E and H. Blocks A-D are now marked as stale, meaning they contain information the drive has marked as out-of-date. During an idle period, the SSD will move the fresh pages over to a new block, erase the old block, and mark it as free space. This means the next time the SSD needs to perform a write, it can write directly to the now-empty Block X, rather than performing the program/erase cycle.The next concept I want to discuss is TRIM. When you delete a file from Windows on a typical hard drive, the file isn’t deleted immediately. Instead, the operating system tells the hard drive it can overwrite the physical area of the disk where that data was stored the next time it needs to perform a write. This is why it’s possible to undelete files (and why deleting files in Windows doesn’t typically clear much physical disk space until you empty the recycling bin). With a traditional HDD, the OS doesn’t need to pay attention to where data is being written or what the relative state of the blocks or pages is. With an SSD, this matters.The TRIM command allows the operating system to tell the SSD it can skip rewriting certain data the next time it performs a block erase. This lowers the total amount of data the drive writes and increases SSD longevity. Both reads and writes damage NAND flash, but writes do far more damage than reads. Fortunately, block-level longevity has not proven to be an issue in modern NAND flash. More data on SSD longevity, courtesy of the Tech Report, can be found here.The last two concepts we want to talk about are wear leveling and write amplification. Because SSDs write data to pages but erase data in blocks, the amount of data being written to the drive is always larger than the actual update. If you make a change to a 4KB file, for example, the entire block that 4K file sits within must be updated and rewritten. Depending on the number of pages per block and the size of the pages, you might end up writing 4MB worth of data to update a 4KB file. Garbage collection reduces the impact of write amplification, as does the TRIM command. Keeping a significant chunk of the drive free and/or manufacturer over-provisioning can also reduce the impact of write amplification.Wear leveling refers to the practice of ensuring certain NAND blocks aren’t written and erased more often than others. While wear leveling increases a drive’s life expectancy and endurance by writing to the NAND equally, it can actually increase write amplification. In other to distribute writes evenly across the disk, it’s sometimes necessary to program and erase blocks even though their contents haven’t actually changed. A good wear leveling algorithm seeks to balance these impacts.The SSD ControllerIt should be obvious by now SSDs require much more sophisticated control mechanisms than hard drives do. That’s not to diss magnetic media — I actually think HDDs deserve more respect than they are given. The mechanical challenges involved in balancing multiple read-write heads nanometers above platters that spin at 5,400 to 10,000 RPM are nothing to sneeze at. The fact that HDDs perform this challenge while pioneering new methods of recording to magnetic media and eventually wind up selling drives at 3-5 cents per gigabyte is simply incredible.A typical SSD controllerSSD controllers, however, are in a class by themselves. They often have a DDR3 or DDR4 memory pool to help with managing the NAND itself. Many drives also incorporate single-level cell caches that act as buffers, increasing drive performance by dedicating fast NAND to read/write cycles. Because the NAND flash in an SSD is typically connected to the controller through a series of parallel memory channels, you can think of the drive controller as performing some of the same load-balancing work as a high-end storage array — SSDs don’t deploy RAID internally but wear leveling, garbage collection, and SLC cache management all have parallels in the big iron world.Some drives also use data compression algorithms to reduce the total number of writes and improve the drive’s lifespan. The SSD controller handles error correction, and the algorithms that control for single-bit errors have become increasingly complex as time has passed.Unfortunately, we can’t go into too much detail on SSD controllers because companies lock down their various secret sauces. Much of NAND flash’s performance is determined by the underlying controller, and companies aren’t willing to lift the lid too far on how they do what they do, lest they hand a competitor an advantage.InterfacesIn the beginning, SSDs used SATA ports, just like hard drives. In recent years, we’ve seen a shift to M.2 drives — very thin drives, several inches long, that slot directly into the motherboard (or, in a few cases, into a mounting bracket on a PCIe riser card. A Samsung 970 EVO Plus drive is shown below.NVMe drives offer higher performance than traditional SATA drivers because they support a faster interface. Conventional SSDs attached via SATA top out at ~550MB/s in terms of practical read/write speeds. M.2 drives are capable of substantially faster performance into the 3.2GB/s range.The Road AheadNAND flash offers an enormous improvement over hard drives, but it isn’t without its own drawbacks and challenges. Drive capacities and price-per-gigabyte are expected to continue to rise and fall respectively, but there’s little chance SSDs will catch hard drives in price-per-gigabyte. Shrinking process nodes are a significant challenge for NAND flash — while most hardware improves as the node shrinks, NAND becomes more fragile. Data retention times and write performance are intrinsically lower for 20nm NAND than 40nm NAND, even if data density and total capacity are vastly improved. Thus far, we’ve seen drives with up to 96 layers in-market, and 128 layers seems plausible at this point. Overall, the shift to 3D NAND has helped improve density without shrinking process nodes or relying on planar scaling.Thus far, SSD manufacturers have delivered better performance by offering faster data standards, more bandwidth, and more channels per controller — plus the use of SLC caches we mentioned earlier. Nonetheless, in the long run, it’s assumed NAND will be replaced by something else.What that something else will look like is still open for debate. Both magnetic RAM and phase change memory have presented themselves as candidates, though both technologies are still in early stages and must overcome significant challenges to actually compete as a replacement to NAND. Whether consumers would notice the difference is an open question. If you’ve upgraded from NAND to an SSD and then upgraded to a faster SSD, you’re likely aware the gap between HDDs and SSDs is much larger than the SSD-to-SSD gap, even when upgrading from a relatively modest drive. Improving access times from milliseconds to microseconds matters a great deal, but improving them from microseconds to nanoseconds might fall below what humans can really perceive in most cases.Intel’s 3D XPoint (marketed as Intel Optane) has emerged as one potential challenger to NAND flash, and the only current alternative technology in mainstream production. Optane SSDs don’t use NAND — they’re built using non-volatile memory believed to be implemented similarly to phase-change RAM — but they offer similar sequential performance to current NAND flash drives, but with vastly better performance at low drive queues. Drive latency is also roughly half of NAND flash (10 microseconds, versus 20) and vastly higher endurance (30 full drive-writes per day, compared with 10 full drive writes per day for a high-end Intel SSD).Intel Optane performance targetsThe first Optane SSDs have debuted as excellent add-ons for Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. Optane is also available in standalone drives, and in a variety of server roles for enterprise computing. At the moment, Optane is still too expensive to match NAND flash, which benefits from substantial economies of scale, but this could change in the future. NAND will stay king of the hill for at least the next 3-4 years. But past that point, we could see Optane starting to replace it in volume, depending on how Intel and Micron scale the technology and how well 3D NAND flash continues to expand its cell layers (96-layer NAND is shipping from multiple players), with roadmaps for 128 layers on the horizon.Check out our ExtremeTech Explains series for more in-depth coverage of today’s hottest tech topics.Now read:The Worst CPUs Ever BuiltHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The Sad Situation That Hayden Panettiere Is Living In Today 0 Comments This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality Tagged In storageextremetech explainsSSDNANDSSDshard drivesNAND flashsolid state storage Post a Comment 0 Commentslast_img read more

Ad Council Announces Facebooks David Fischer as Board Chair

first_imgThe Ad Council Board consists of accomplished senior executives from media and technology companies, advertisers, and agencies (advertising, public relations, digital and social). As Chair, Fischer will work in collaboration with the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Ad Council’s Board, and Ad Council leadership to further the organization’s mission to use the power of communications to address more than 30 critical social issues. He will also manage and advise on business affairs and chair the Ad Council’s 2019 Annual Public Service Award Dinner, the organization’s largest annual fundraising event that will be held on December 5, 2019 at the New York Hilton.Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel Experiences David Fischer, Chief Revenue Officer of Facebook, has been named Chair of the Ad Council‘s Board of Directors. He succeeds Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer of GE, and will serve in the role for one year. David Fischer Ad Council Announces Facebook’s David Fischer as Board Chair PRNewswireJuly 3, 2019, 3:40 pmJuly 3, 2019 center_img Ad CouncilDavid FischerFacebookLinda BoffMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticleWhy B2B Brands Are Ramping up Investments in Social, Video and Short-Form Content?Next ArticlePunchh Launches Machine Learning for Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) “David’s commitment to purpose driven marketing has been invaluable to the Ad Council and our social good campaigns,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “With David’s leadership, we will continue to use the most innovative tools and technologies to drive measurable impact on the most important issues facing our country.”Fischer joined the Ad Council Board of Directors in 2011 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Board Chair, Fischer served as Vice Chair. Under his leadership, Facebook has become an instrumental force in extending the reach and impact of Ad Council campaigns. In addition to donating significant media to support Ad Council campaigns, Facebook provides creative production through the Facebook Creative Shop and leverages its latest technologies and ad products to drive greater impact on issues including girls’ participation in STEM and diversity and inclusion.“I’m deeply committed to the Ad Council’s mission to create ongoing dialogue and action around key issues to drive societal change,” said Fischer. “It’s an honor to lead this incredible organization and have the opportunity to help advance progress on these important topics.”Marketing Technology News: Aprimo Recognized as Winner for 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the YearDuring his nearly 10-year tenure at Facebook, Fischer has spearheaded the company’s rapidly growing advertising business while managing its Sales and Marketing teams worldwide. His many accolades include recognition as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He also serves on the boards of the Alterra Mountain Company and Equal Opportunity Schools.Prior to his role at Facebook, Fischer was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where he built and directed Google’s online sales channel and helped turn Google’s online advertising network into the largest in the world. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Treasury Department and contributed to a variety of economic policy issues within the federal government. Previously, he was an Associate Editor at U.S. News & World Report covering economics and business.With the election of Fischer, the Ad Council will continue its ongoing tradition of rotating Board Chairs every year between the organizations’ four sectors: media companies, technology platforms, agencies and advertisers.Marketing Technology News: Say It Now and Booxscale win Amazon’s European Alexa Cuplast_img read more

ADK Japans ThirdLargest ad agency partners with CHEQ for Brand Safety and

first_imgADK, Japan’s third-largest ad agency has chosen military-grade ad-verification firm CHEQ to provide AI-based brand safety, viewability and anti-fraud prevention for its roster of advertisers.In a statement announcing the pilot, the agency said: “We are committed to offering an ad-serving environment that keeps advertisers safe. In order to make the sector more healthy, we have been making huge strides. The services offered by CHEQ, using AI, ensure protection before an ad is served.Marketing Technology News: AUDIENCEX Continues Momentum with 300% Revenue Growth and Strategic Leadership Appointments“This enables real-time prevention of ads from being served on unsuitable sites. More concretely it is done on a per-impression level. Using CHEQ, we have confirmed the viability and effectiveness to provide a brand-safe and viewable environment.”ADK will now be offering CHEQ as a service for its clients who are seeking real-time prevention of fraud, and brand safety incidents.Marketing Technology News: CreatorIQ Announces $12 Million Series B Funding Round By TVC Capital, Affinity Group, And Unilever Ventures For Its Enterprise Creator CloudAlong with Dentsu, and Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Asatsu-DK is among the top-three agency companies in Japan. ADK has won awards for clients including Toyota and Unilever, and it has offices in many Asian cities, as well as in New York, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.  The move comes as the $8.1 billion Japanese online advertising sector has prioritized measures to prevent fraud, brand safety violations and lack of viewability on campaigns.Marketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding Round ADK, Japan’s Third-Largest ad agency, partners with CHEQ for Brand Safety and Anti-Fraud Prevention PRNewswireJune 20, 2019, 1:50 pmJune 20, 2019 ADKAnti-Fraud PreventionBrand SafetyCHEQNews Previous ArticleExpanse Appoints Sherry Lowe as Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleAmazon Display Ads Shown To Drive Sales In Channels Other Than Amazonlast_img read more

MarTech Interview with Andrew Fingerman CEO at PhotoShelter

first_imgMarTech Interview with Andrew Fingerman, CEO at PhotoShelter Sudipto GhoshJune 27, 2019, 1:30 pmJune 24, 2019 “Achieving the full benefits of Visual Content Marketing is not as simple as posting a picture of a brand’s product on Instagram with a witty caption.” PhotoShelter’s mission is to empower effortless visual storytelling. We offer a unified platform of technology, tools, and insights that help more than 80,000 professional photographers and 1,000 brands manage their visual media every day. PhotoShelter accomplishes this through two solutions: PhotoShelter for photographers and Libris for brands. Andrew FingermaninterviewsMarTech InterviewPhobioPhotoshelterSocial Media Previous ArticleTechBytes with Ryan Horn, SVP of Marketing at Simpli.fiNext ArticleShare a Coke, Report a Story- It’s All in the Localism of Video Andrew Fingerman is Chief Executive Officer at PhotoShelter. PhotoShelter supports the people and brands who create and share visual stories—the people who inspire us to see the world a little differently every day. Our Digital Asset Management tools for brands help hundreds of creative teams worldwide centralize, store, and distribute their content. Our archive and workflow tools help thousands of professional photographers manage their content, do business, and collaborate professionally with their clients. What is PhotoShelter and how does it fit into a modern Marketing Technology stack?Marketing is no longer the industry it was five or even 10 years ago, and brands have had to diversify their strategy as new technologies emerged. From the rise of digital to the growing popularity of social media, the visual appeal has become more important for brand marketers than ever before. However, managing all of those digital assets has become particularly challenging, and poor media management, disorganization and inefficient use of time can cost brands upwards of $1 million over a five-year period, according to research by Stacks. With PhotoShelter, marketers and photographers are able to easily organize, collaborate on and share their photos and videos.Leveraging its own private cloud technology, PhotoShelter has the capacity to handle media at scale and provide clients with a cost-efficient solution to access, upload and store their assets from any location globally. We work with major brands and organizations including, The Associated Press, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, National Aquarium, Chick-fil-A, Special Olympics Inc., and Pandora. PhotoShelter helps more than 80,000 professional photographers and 1,000 brands manage their visual media every day.Tell us more about Libris by PhotoShelter and how it makes publishing easy?As a publisher, Digital Asset Management is a crucial factor for success. With stringent editorial timelines, if one asset is misplaced or one deadline missed, then it could throw the entire operation off. This is why the ability to collaborate in one centralized hub is so important for publishers. Imagine being a culinary magazine and having an amazing photo shoot, but then needing to manually share the assets with the five other parties involved in the project.Libris, one of the two solutions that we offer, is a powerful media library that centralizes users’ assets and changes the way they communicate visually. As a leading Digital Asset Management tool, Libris houses more than 600 million assets on its platform and is used by major publishers such as The Associated Press, Politico, and PBS. On average, our customers manage over 81,000 visual assets on the Libris platform. In addition to hosting publishers’ assets, Libris also partners with major social media engagement companies, allowing users to update visuals to their social media channels in real-time. We’re empowering publishers and brands to be able to share content on the go.Why should marketers leverage professional Visual Content for their marketing efforts? How does it compete with User-generated content at Social media and online review platforms?A picture is worth a thousand words, and this has never been truer than in the age of social media. Visual Content is at the center of storytelling, and marketers are beginning to embrace the impact of a well-placed visual. In a recent report we conducted in collaboration with Contently, we found that 80 percent of marketers surveyed use social media to distribute visual content to engage their audiences.However, achieving the full benefits of Visual Content Marketing is not as simple as posting a picture of a brand’s product on Instagram with a witty caption. In order to share meaningful visual stories, creative teams must have a strategy in place to streamline the production, organization, and distribution of their creative assets. When conducting Visual Content Marketing, it is important for marketers to remember the importance of ensuring authenticity and relevance in the content. Whether it’s user-generated content or traditional advertising, campaigns won’t be able to achieve the desired results without ensuring authenticity and relevance to the user.How can businesses maximize their ROI from investing in their photography marketplace?There is so much noise in today’s advertising ecosystem that can make it difficult for brands to reach their target audiences. Consumers are so used to being marketed to that advertisers need to go above and beyond in order to be noticed. However, that’s part of the beauty of Visual Content Marketing; visuals can be even more impactful than the written word. In just last year, there was a 13 percent spike in companies investing in full-time staff photographers and videographers to create branded content.It’s not only about having beautiful visual assets though. You also need to be able to distribute those assets in a quick and speedy manner. For example, if you are a baseball team who just won the World Series, being able to get the photo of the winning run out as soon as possible is crucial. Through Libris, clients were able to save over 26 hours a week by streamlining workflows and easy to use features.What’s your smartest work-related shortcut or productivity hack?I’m constantly experimenting with new ways to drive my productivity, but there is one “hack” that has shown sustained results. I’ve banned meetings from my schedule every morning of the week, and leave 9 am to 12 pm open for personal time. I try very hard to not book a single meeting, even high priority matters that require discussion with my executive team. I do this to reserve the time to ensure I address my own most important work. When the workday morning kicks in, all CEOs will testify that the inbound flood can take your day in all kinds of unplanned directions. This approach is designed to block out that flood, cut down on the attention shifting and force me to have three hours of quiet time every day to be productive with deliverables, decisions or matters that require independent thinking.What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?It doesn’t matter what your title is. When you know what’s right, make sure you express it. When I was a young account executive at a PR firm pitching new business, the prospective client asked an important question and the senior executive gave a fluffy, generic response. As the junior expert, I quietly watched him crash and burn in slow motion but didn’t want to “make him look bad” by talking over him. We lost the business right there. It was a meaningful loss that stung.Following this simple rule has given me credibility and has earned me respect in so many situations since then. Now as CEO, I encourage the value of speaking up across my organization. We can’t be effective if people are afraid to offer a better answer, or constructive feedback, just because they’re less tenured or less experienced. We undoubtedly see better outcomes when our staff members embrace this value.Thank you, Andrew! That was fun and hope to see you back on MarTech Series soon.center_img The MTS Martech Interview Series is a fun Q&A style chat which we really enjoy doing with martech leaders. With inspiration from Lifehacker’s How I work interviews, the MarTech Series Interviews follows a two part format On Marketing Technology, and This Is How I Work. The format was chosen because when we decided to start an interview series with the biggest and brightest minds in martech – we wanted to get insight into two areas … one – their ideas on marketing tech and two – insights into the philosophy and methods that make these leaders tick. About PhotoShelter About AndrewAbout PhotoShelterAbout Andrew MarTech Interview Serieslast_img read more

Day After Sanyasi vs Aatanki Jibe at Digvijaya Singh Pragya Thakur Denies

first_imgSehore: Days after being served two notices by the Election Commission for violating the poll code, BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur once again stirred controversy on Thursday by calling Congress’s Digvijaya Singh aatanki (terrorist). However, on Friday she denied making the statement. “Uma Didi had defeated him 16 years ago and a sanyasin is here again to defeat this aatanki (terrorist),” Thakur said at a rally in Sehore on Thursday. She was inaugurating campaign office here. “He will be destroyed again and will not be able to return to politics,” Thakur had said. The Election Commission took suo motu cognizance and sought a report from the District Returning Officer on Thakur’s speech.Taking a dig at the Congress, Thakur had also said that the Congress brands sadhu-sants as terrorists and sends them to jail.Since her candidature, Thakur has been in controversies over her statements. Soon after she was picked by the BJP from Bhopal, she had said that Mumbai Anti-terror Squad chief Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as she “cursed” him for torturing her. Thakur had also said that she was among those who had razed the Babri mosque. The BJP top brass, including former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh, have asked her to practice refrain in her speeches. bhopal-s12p19BJPDigvijaya Singhelection commission First Published: April 26, 2019, 1:21 PM IST | Edited by: Sana Fazililast_img read more

People are Maalik in Democracy Congress Will Do What They Say Rahul

first_img congressCongress chiefLok Sabha elections 2019Rahul Gandhi First Published: May 2, 2019, 3:24 PM IST Simdega: People are the ‘maalik’ (masters) in democracy, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Thursday, asking them to tell his party’s government what to do and it will be done.Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said, if voted to power, the Congress will ensure that Rs 72,000 is deposited every year into the bank accounts of families that earn less than Rs 12,000 every month, covering five crore households. “Don’t forget that your are the ‘malik’ in democracy. Narendra Modi, or for that matter any other leader, is not your master. You just tell us what to do and we will do it,” he told the rally.Gandhi said the alliance (mahagathbandhan), of which the Congress is a constituent, listens to the voice of people.”I have not come to speak out our ‘mann ke baat’ but listen to yours,” he said, obviously targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ during which he spoke his mind on topical issues.Gandhi said if voted to power, the Congress will introduce free treatment to the poor in hospitals and set up technical institutions in districts to create a large base of skilled workforce.He appealed to electors of Khunti Lok Sabha seat to vote for Kalicharan Munda of the Congress who is pitted against BJP’s Arjun Munda, a former chief minister.The Congress president attacked the prime minister for not waiving farm loans despite the agrarian distress, and alleged that Modi’s government only benefited 15-20 industrialists close to it.The Congress leader said his party was committed to ensuring that the land of tribals was not taken away.He also assailed the Centre over alleged slip-shod implementation of the GST, which he claimed, hit the poor hard. last_img read more

Mamata Holds 6 km Protest March Against Vandalism During Amit Shahs Roadshow

first_img Amit ShahBJPcongressIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar First Published: May 16, 2019, 9:12 AM IST Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday conducted a protest march against the vandalism during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in the city on Tuesday.Accompanied by leading intellectuals of the city, Banerjee walked for about 6 km from the Gandhi Bhavan in Beleghata to Shyambazar five-point crossing in north Kolkata area in the northern part of the city. TMC supporters who took part in the march shouted slogans against Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condemned shattering of the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.Kolkata witnessed wide-spread violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s massive roadshow Tuesday. A bust of 19th century Bengali icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalised during the violence.Carrying posters and replicas of Vidyasagar’s bust, TMC cadres demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the vandalism.Banerjee and several top TMC leaders have changed profile pictures of their Facebook and Twitter profiles with photo of Vidyasagar on Wednesday to protest the desecration of the bust of the great social reformer.Trinamool Congress’s official profile on Twitter and Facebook was also changed with an image of Vidyasagar. The vandalism took place at Vidyasagar College, an institution named after the icon. last_img read more

Happy Birthday Elon Musk Meet the Ladyloves in Life of the Tesla

first_img Amber HeardCameron DiazClaire Elise Boucherelon musk First Published: June 28, 2019, 2:44 PM IST Birthday boy Elon Musk might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs, yet the Tesla Motors CEO does not have ‘the one’ in his life. Born on June 28, the 48-year-old Musk has been looking for a long-term relationship, and a soul mate, as told in a magazine interview. While Musk has been quite reserved with his personal life, unlike his business, he has dated and married quite a few famous celebrities.Here’s a look at some of the most famous relationships of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk: Justine Wilson The longest that Musk has been in a relationship was with Justine Wilson, or Justine Musk (as she decided to keep the name after the two got divorced). The ex-flames met when they were both going to Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. The pair got married in 2000, and had a son, Nevada, who died of sudden infant death syndrome. Even after having twins and triplets, the couple filed for divorce in 2008. Talulah RileyAfter his first divorce, the billionaire investor got married to a British actress. Musk started dating Talulah Riley in 2008, before marrying her in 2010. However, they went their separate ways two years later. However, the duo remarried in July 2013 and again filed for a divorce in December 2014, but withdrew it later. They finally got divorced in 2016. Grimes While the pair have kept it low-key, Musk and musician Claire Elise Boucher (Grimmes) fueled the news when they attended the 2018 Met Gala together. The two met online around April 2018 after reportedly making the same joke about artificial intelligence. Cameron DiazWhile neither Musk nor Diaz confirmed it, it was reported that the duo began a romantic relationship in 2013. The rumors began doing rounds after Diaz purchased a Tesla early on in 2013. Amber HeardTurned out to be an on-and-off relationship, Musk started dating Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard in 2016. By 2017, the two started stepping out in public together. After breaking up later that year, the couple once again rebounded in early 2018. Follow @News18Movies for morelast_img read more

Russia to Deliver S400 Missiles to India by April 2023 Says Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Russia is likely to deliver the S-400 missile systems to India by April 2023, the government said Wednesday.Asked about the US pressure to scrap the missile deal with Russia, the government said it takes sovereign decisions based on security challenges facing the country. “A contract has been signed on October 5, 2018 for delivery of S-400 system from Russia. The deliveries are likely to be made by April, 2023,” Sripad Naik, Minister of State for Defence, said.He was replying to a question in Lok Sabha. On whether the US was putting pressure on India to scrap the deal, Naik said government takes sovereign decisions based on threat perception as well as operational and technological aspects to keep the armed forces in a state of readiness.The US has been maintaining that that New Delhi’s deal to procure the lethal missile system from Moscow will have “serious implications” on India-US defence ties.India signed an agreement with Russia last October to procure a batch of the S-400 missile defence systems at an estimated cost of Rs 40,000 crore. India went ahead to seal the deal notwithstanding the US’s warnings against it. India believes that it meets the US waiver criteria for procuring the S-400 missile defence system from sanctions-hit Russia.Last month, India conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it will go by its national interest on the missile deal.The US announced sanctions against Russia under the stringent Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for its alleged meddling in the American presidential election in 2016.India wants to procure the long-range missile systems to tighten its air defence mechanism, particularly along the nearly 4,000-km-long Sino-India border.The S-400 is an upgraded version of the S-300 systems. The missile system, manufactured by Almaz-Antey, has been in service in Russia since 2007. India-Russialok sabhamissile dealS-400 missiles First Published: July 17, 2019, 10:52 PM ISTlast_img read more

Schalge Sense Smart Deadbolt now works with Android

first_imgAs if the smartphone platform wars weren’t bad enough, the rivalry between iOS and Android also threatens to invade our homes. Lines are drawn between Apple’s HomeKit and Google’s Android, with some smart home products supporting one but not the other. Fortunately, companies like Schlage want to be embrace as many as they can. Better late than never, the security company is proudly announcing Android support in their Sense Smart Deadbolt. The cherry on top is the new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter that will let you keep in touch with the Smart Deadbolt no matter where you are. There is no lack of smart door locks in the market, and some of those do take sides. What makes Schlage Sense unique, even when it supported only one mobile platform, was that you didn’t actually need an existing smart home setup to use it. This makes it an easy way into the whole smart home trend. Next to smart light bulbs, of course.Part of that is because the Sense actually relies on keycodes rather than sometimes easily spoofed wireless control. It does use Bluetooth to help ensure that the person entering the code is really the person linked to that code. The closest you can get to an automated smart lock is if you have an Apple TV nearby, allowing you to remotely control the deadbolt.Android users need no longer feel left out, now that the free Android app will let them access almost all those functions, save for the Apple TV part. You can set as many as 30 unique access codes for family and friends, set times for when you allow guests to use those codes, or view which codes have been used. All without having to connect the Schlage Sense to a smart home system. You also don’t need any paid subscription for such functionality.But with Schlage’s new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, the deadbolt gets some new powers when you do decide to connect it to your home network. You can easily check the Sense’s state remotely or have it send you notifications when it gets unlocked. And, no, you still don’t need to connect to or pay for a smart home platform.The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is available for $229 from Apple, Lowe’s, and Home Depot, both online and in brick and mortar stores. Meanwhile, the shiny new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter retails for $69.99 from the same stores.last_img read more

iPhone X release supply may slim as Apple refines TrueDepth

first_imgStory TimelineiPhone X Face ID spills secrets as Apple talks securityThis Google Ultra Pixel 2 just hype-blocked iPhone XSamsung making more from iPhone X than their own GalaxyGoogle Pixel 2 XL tipped to ‘copy’ iPhone X in these 3 waysA wild iPhone X appears in unofficial videos Report comes from Nikkei where their source is an unnamed “tech executive familiar with iPhone X production.” Earlier delay reports tipped two iPhone X parts names as Romeo and Juliet. Romeo for the dot projector, Juliet for the reader. SEE HOW: Samsung’s making more from iPhone X than their own Galaxy S8It would appear that Romeo continues to be the issue in this extended series of production delays. This would all be part of the iPhone X’s premiere feature – aside from it’s display – the TrueDepth camera system. The previous report also originated with Nikkei, appearing in late September. Despite the reports of delays in manufacturing, Apple has not changed their target date for iPhone X sales to the public. The TrueDepth camera system up front of this device is one of an array of features that set it aside from all previous iPhone releases. Our iPhone X VS iPhone 8 guide from earlier this month sets the stage.This all plays in well with previous analyst projections on supply and demand for the iPhone X. In another early October report, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo released an investor’s note which suggested Apple’s next super-cycle would happen in early 2018 rather than late 2017. This tip included word that comparatively little bottlenecking of supply and manufacturing would continue into 2018.That report was also part of an extended analysis by our own Chris Davies on why The iPhone X launch will be a nightmare. Not like flaming horses galloping through your mind’s eye – but the possibility that not every person who wants an iPhone X will be able to purchase one. Cross your fingers and cross your toes, too! A report from Taipei suggested today that the iPhone X is struggling with a bit of a production delay. Sources suggest that this delay has to do with manufacturers struggling to perfect the dot projector portion of the 3D sensor setup in the iPhone X’s sensor array. Analysts believe that while Apple’s manufacturing speed at the launch of iPhone X may not be ideal, but mid-October remains the go-date for mass production.last_img read more

Nest Cam IQ owners are getting a free wall mount

first_imgNest is giving Nest Cam IQ indoor camera early-adopters a free wall mount, filling in one of the more commonly complained-about omissions in the box. The more intelligent version of Nest’s indoor security camera, the Nest Cam IQ out-performed its predecessor in just about every way, aside from one: it didn’t come with a wall mount. Indeed, Nest’s original suggestion was to find a third-party wall mount for the camera, or use the standard screw fitting on the base to attach it to a tripod. Owners, unsurprisingly, weren’t entirely convinced that either of those solutions were as elegant as the rest of the product, and so eventually Nest relented. Now, it offers a wall mount of its own. It’s available to purchase for $15, and is fairly straightforward. Two screw holes, a rubber pad to stop the metal base from scuffing your wallpaper or paint, and a tripod screw on the other side for the camera to fix onto. Nest even includes two metal drywall screws, two plastic drywall anchors, and four plastic cable clips with matching nails to get the whole thing installed. According to a recently updated Nest support page, new Nest Cam IQ indoor camera purchases should come with the wall mount in the box. However, the company has begun emailing existing owners of the camera to not only inform them of the new mounting option, but offer it to them free. In fact, it’s even throwing in free overnight shipping, too, just in case you’re on a serious deadline to get the motion-sensing camera up on your wall. If you’re a Nest Cam IQ buyer, but you didn’t get the email, the advice is to contact Nest support. Either way, it’s a small gesture but a welcome one, and it does make fitting the camera in a less-accessible place for greater security more straightforward. Nest recently took the hardware of its Nest Cam IQ and transplanted it into an outdoor-friendly enclosure. The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is, unlike its indoor-only predecessor, weather rated to survive rain and other such conditions. However, it keeps the onboard person recognition, support for activity trigger zones, and access to Nest’s new, cheaper cloud video storage plan. That offers 5 days of video history – including intelligent alerts and the ability to download clips and time lapses – for $5 per month, half the price of the previous cheapest plan. Story TimelineNest Cam IQ Review: Impressive face-recognition comes at a priceNest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification controlNest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speakerlast_img read more

Google News learns some datasaving tricks

first_imgA few months back, Google overhauled its mobile news experience, deprecating the seldom-used Play Newsstand in favor of a new Google News app. More than just a simple Material Design 2 facelift, the app added Google’s favorite AI sauce to personalize news selection and discovery. Now it’s going back to its roots of making news available for everyone, including those with less than favorable Internet connections or less than capable smartphones. Google’s entire business runs on the Internet, from ads to services to devices. While it probably wishes good Internet connections were prevalent everywhere, it has to live in a world where things aren’t as such. Fortunately, it is now taking steps to make sure its apps and services still work as much as they can under less than ideal conditions.It’s no News Go app, but Google News is being given some features to help save you some data usage. Perhaps the best one of them all is the ability to download articles for offline reading later. Of course, those have to be downloaded over a Wi-Fi connection, otherwise what would be the point.There are other features too, like making Newscasts previews text-focused instead of using data-hogging images. When images are really necessary, they will be compressed and will take up less cache on the device. Videos and GIFs won’t autoplay either. And when YouTube Go is installed, Google News will use that instead of the full YouTube app for even more data savings.Google says that these core features will be available for those who are using a “lighter connection”, though it doesn’t specify what falls under that category. Android Go phones, of course, immediately make use of these.last_img read more

Huawei Nova 4 just leaked in a big way

first_imgStory TimelineHuawei Nova 2s brings two cameras front and backHuawei ‘leak’ shows 2019’s big gambitSamsung, Huawei battle for holes starts next week But if Huawei aims to make the smartphone invisible, they appear to have done a not-quite-perfect job on the thickness, here. According to the leaker himself, this device is “feeling a little thick.” As all good first-gen phones are, this one’s packing a little hefty.AdChoices广告The display up front is an LCD, which means it’s not too terrifically bright, but it looks pretty gosh-darned decent regardless. This device’s backside has another trope for 2019 – a gradient. This trend started earlier in 2018, but it’s sure to take the whole industry by force throughout the year 2019.It’s expected that the Huawei Nova 4 for late 2018 (and early 2019) will have a 6.4-inch display with 1440 x 2880 pixels covered by Gorilla Glass 6. This device will likely sport a Hisilicon Kirin processor with a dual-camera setup on the back and either 6 or 8GB RAM. Pricing is not yet known – but look to the Huawei Nova 3 for clues. Right now, the Huawei Nova 3 costs around ₹34,999 or around $500 for a maxed-out version. Look to the lowest end version and you’re closer to a surprising $350 USD.For more information on this device, have a peek at the timeline below. These images very much appear to show the final product in-hand, but we still have a first official event to look forward to – and hopefully a review device in due course! The Huawei Nova 4 shows the world what we’ll be seeing a lot of in the year 2019. That’s a nearly full-frontal coverage of a smartphone with a single display. That’s a punch in the display for a single front-facing camera. It’s all about making it appear that the phone is barely there.center_img The next-gen smartphone Huawei Nova 4 was just leaked in a set of photos, showing both front and back of the device. This device was teased on the 3rd of December by Huawei’s official Weibo account – now it’s time to see some in-hand leaks. What’s surprising isn’t the fact that this device leaked. What’s surprising is that it didn’t leak several weeks in advance.last_img read more

Porsche Mission E in production body spied

first_imgThe black car you see in the images in the gallery here is said to be the Porsche Mission E in production bodywork. It looks a lot like the concept car that spawned it, albeit with more Panamera in its style than the concept. The car in the photos was spied near the Porsche R&D center in Weissach outside of Stuttgart. Those tail pipes in the images are said to be fake to help disguise the fact that the car is an EV. The car looks very cool, the headlights in particular are attractive. The images in the gallery of the car driving in snow are older and show the Mission E when it was rolling on a Panamera-based chassis for testing in the Arctic circle. Porsche is making the car specifically to fight the Tesla Model S. Mission E rides on a EV platform being developed by the Volkswagen Group known as the J1 structure. The structure offers a lower floor than the C-BEV platform being developed for SUVs.AdChoices广告Rumors peg the Mission E to use a battery pack good for over 330 miles of driving per charge. That battery feeds a pair of electric motors that deliver 590 hp and can push the car to 62mph in 3.5 seconds. Word is that the production car will use the 800V charger than the Mission E Concept uses.That high-end charging system is rumored to be a partnership with Hitachi. The batteries are said to be rechargeable to 80% capacity in only 15 minutes. Mission E is also getting Level 4 autonomous driving tech, which doesn’t require driver attention.SOURCE: Autocar.co.uklast_img read more

BenQ CinePrime HT3550 shortthrow DLP projector packs 4K and HDR

first_imgStory TimelineXiaomi Mi Laser 150in Android TV projector debuts as Walmart exclusiveLG CineBeam 4K projector works with just a few inches of spaceBenQ MH535FHD Full HD projector is made for budget home theaters Home projectors are often low-resolution, but BenQ has introduced a number of options with 4K resolutions, the latest being its new CinePrime HT3550. This DLP projector features an Ultra HD resolution, HDR-PRO support optimized for the projector, and factory color calibration. Users get DCI-P3 color, which is a first for 4K DLP projectors. The new CinePrime features 100-percent Rec. 709 coverage and 95-percent super wide color gamut. Users get a proper 3840 x 2160 resolution alongside 8.3 million pixels. This is made possible by the device’s 0.47-inch single DMD DLP tech and an optical system optimized for 4K video. Users aren’t required to manually adjust the color; the projector has automatic tone mapping and color.Other features include a natural flesh tone rendition, according to BenQ, plus motion-adaptive 4K pixel enhancement and color enhancement features. The model likewise has CinemaMaster Audio 2+ tech, AV personalization options, a 1.3x big zoom, and vertical lens shift.Digging into the specs, users can also project video at 640 x 480 VGA resolution. There’s a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,07 billion colors, and 2000 ANSI lumens. The projector features a lamp light source with between 4,000 and 15,000 hours of operation depending on whether the projector is used in Normal, Economic, and SmartEco modes.The BenQ HT3550 will launch the end of this month for $1,499 USD. BenQ has launched a new home entertainment projector, the CinePrime HT3550. This short-throw DLP projector offers both 4K and HDR, as well as the maker’s CinematicColor and a pair of integrated 5 watt speakers. The projector is targeted at consumers and is the first 4K DLP model to offer DCI-P3 color; this is paired with a ‘true’ Ultra HD resolution, according to the company, for a solid home theater experience.last_img read more

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