SiteProNews
36 minutes
Trends like evolution of flat designs in mobiles, organizations utilizing customized illustrations, micro mini interactions as part of social sites, progressive narrating thoughts and even cinemagraphs. This innovation isn't new, yet we do hope to see it integrated into more eCommerce sites in the coming year, because cinemagraphs are so hot righ now. Image credit: creativemarket.com Some bonus eCommerce web design trends for 2017: Enough payment options means all payment options; Minimalistic and flat design; Customer support through live chat; Hamburger menus are moving to one side(Left side): More sites will use hidden (hamburger) menus. This has been the trend for a couple of years and it will become more popular. Long Scrolls and Lazy Loading Large images, buttons, and icons If you are planning to start your online business, then remember these trends before you start.
Evening Standard - Sport
6 hours
These are the first pictures of the luxury boxes offering premium matchday upgrades inside London's biggest new stadium.
BBC One London
6 hours
How would you advise him? There is a question about where responsibility lies in terms of payments. I think the solution for health and social is greater integration between the two. On a micro level it is happening in my constituency.
Mashable
7 hours
Mashable
8 hours
Back in the day, a visit to Chuck E. Cheese was the most exciting thing ever: pizza, ball pits, and creepy singing robots. Now the son of the man who founded that company wants to open a high-tech fun zone that lets people shoot lasers in virtual reality. SEE ALSO: Chuck E. Cheese goes to Wall Street: $1 billion IPO reportedly in the works Brent Bushnell, son of Chuck E. Cheese and Atari Inc. co-founder Nolan Bushnell, announced a new round of funding for his planned micro-amusement parks, which will feature virtual and augmented reality games and experiences. Bushnell's concept is Two Bit Circus , an "experiential entertainment" company that he's running with his co-founder Eric Gradman, which will open physical spaces with multi-person virtual reality games, as well as molecular gastronomy, cocktails, and science and technology installations.
Mashable
8 hours
png" data-micro="1"> Image: Donald j trump That's right; Trump's inaugural cups look exactly like the plastic chalices filled with filthy water (and inexplicable hair) you used to grab a beer pong ball out of. "Great for entertaining or sipping your favorite beverage poolside," the site writes of its product. "It's not a celebration without these exclusive inauguration party cups." Read more... More about Merchandise , Shop , Inauguration 2017 , Donald Trump , and Cups
Techradar
11 hours
Connectivity corner In terms of ports you get one USB-C, a USB 2.0, along with a Type A USB 3.0 port and a micro-HDMI connector, plus theres an SD card reader. For the OS, you can specify either Windows 10 Home or Pro. Theres also an option on a backlit keyboard, and a 50Wh battery gives a claimed up to 9 hours battery life. As for the UX530, thats built pretty much the same except its a bigger notebook with a 15.6-inch display, and it gets a dose of extra oomph in the form of a more powerful GPU the GeForce GTX 950. No pricing details have been forthcoming from Asus as yet, but this pair of laptops are expected to emerge in the second quarter of 2017, so with any luck will arrive in April. A couple of weeks ago at CES, Asus also revealed its ZenBook 3 Deluxe which weve taken for a hands on spin . Via and Image Credit: Windows Central These are the best laptops you can buy right now
Adweek
13 hours
The experience of shopping on mobile hasnt quite matched the expectation of the mobile consumer, said Katie Duffy, content manager for Facebook Global Consumer Insights. People are hacking their own shopping journeys and creating micro-efficiencies. While the holidays might fly by for many and go dreadfully slow for others, Facebook IQ uncovered another time-bending trend. Users felt like time spent on mobile elapsed more quickly than they realizedeven faster than on desktop. To determine this, Facebook shows two videos to research participantsone with neutral subject matter and another with something more entertainingon both a smartphone and a desktop. Results showed people viewing a video on a smartphone on average felt like the videos were 33 percent shorter than on desktop. What that tells us is regardless of content, whether its informational or humorous, peoples perception of time moves faster on their smartphone, Duffy said.
Hackaday
15 hours
Regarding supercapacitors, they have a much lower internal resistance than that of batteries, so in the event of a short, they do not heat as much. Sure, the technology is still in development, new materials and methods that can bring higher capacities may also increase risks, but as of today, we can say that supercapacitors are safer than Li-Ions. When Can We Have a Supercap iPhone? Supercapacitors already have several niche applications, with an estimated $400 million world market. Memory backup and protection was one of the first applications, as well as for powering electronic toys. They are also used in solar arrays and for micro energy harvesting systems. At the high end of the energy storage spectrum, supercaps are used in hybrid electric vehicles for regenerative braking and to provide starting power. The power grid can also benefit from them, using banks of supercaps as a buffer for power surges, the transmission lines can operate closer to a 100% capacity, increasing efficiency.
TechCrunch
15 hours
Its pitchin time! In preparation for Disrupt New York in May Im going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. Well listen to and critique ten pitches on January 25 at 6:30pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 3rd Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams will get two tickets to Disrupt New York and the undying admiration Read More
France 24
17 hours
It also wants to maintain a secure land route across Iraq and Syria to Lebanon, where its ally Hezbollah sits on the frontline of its longer-term concern: Israel. "The war in Syria is not seen as a civil war in Tehran. It's rather perceived as a micro world war determining the geopolitics of the Middle East," said Adnan Tabatabai, Iran analyst and CEO of Germany-based think tank CARPO. "Tehran is convinced that Israel would have carried out air strikes against Iranian nuclear sites... if Hezbollah did not exist as a deterrence on the Israeli-Lebanese border," Tabatabai said. "So access to Hezbollah and maintaining the so-called 'axis of resistance' through Syrian territory is a key priority for Iran." - 'Tactical partners' - Negotiations between Iran and Turkey, which has been on the opposing side in the war as a backer of Islamist rebel groups, were always going to be thorny.
ITV
17 hours
You have the sensitivity because you've lost the protective layer on the top of the tooth, which has exposed these micro-holes in the sensitive part of the teeth. Sensodyne Repair Protect provides a hard layer, which gives a strong repair for sensitive teeth. With Sensodyne Repair Protect, there's evidence behind it. That's why I recommend it. At Argos, our new range arrives on Saturday, online and in our new catalogue.
Sky News
18 hours
We will start with you, Naomi. You think this idea is balderdash, why is that? I think the worst thing about this idea is that it is very patronising. What they are doing is suggesting that working-class students need extra special help, and need protection, and need to be protected against the so-called micro aggressions.
PC Pro
20 hours
See related Twitters shares drop after Google and Disney opt out from buying it Twitter’s Top 10 Global Conversations will remind you just how bad 2016 was Facebook and Twitter accused of helping track protesters The lenses are just lenses, by the way: they’re not little screens, as with Google Glass . The coaching updates are delivered through a pair of micro-USB earbuds that clip into each arm of the glasses. They have hinges that allow you to push them directly into your ear canal, and this has a very positive side effect: usually around 5% of my runs are dedicated to reinserting earbuds after they’ve escaped from my ears. That wasnt a problem here, with each bud being firmly held in place. Because the glasses are connected via Bluetooth, you can listen to podcasts or music as you’re running, just as you would normally, with the glasses knowing when to lower the volume to give you an update on your form.
Ars Technica
a day
iOS users will have to wait longer for Nintendo's next major smartphone game release. Nintendo's push towards smartphone gaming will continue on February 2 with the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes , a touch-only take on the company's longtime tactical RPG series—and possibly the company's most micro-transaction driven game yet. Like Super Mario Run before it, Fire Emblem Heroes will have a period of platform exclusivity—but in a surprise twist, that exclusivity is reversed. Android users will get first crack at Heroes on that release date, while iOS users have been told their version is coming "soon." (For an estimate of how long the left-behind platform might have to wait, remember: Super Mario Run has yet to launch on Android over a month after its iOS release.) During this announcement, Nintendo did not mention Animal Crossing , the other series set to receive a smartphone port in the near future. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Mashable
a day
DNews
2 days
Techradar - Reviews
2 days
In any case, the news is generally good. The quality of video footage is very good, with a high level of detail and no particular artefacts evident. While the clarity isn't quite up there with the kinds of results we see from Panasonics Micro Four Thirds cameras, the FZ2500 / FZ2000 still does a very good job, and manages to suppress most noise in everyday footage. The image stabilisation system helps to keep things calm at longer focal lengths, and rolling shutter is well controlled too. With the further advantage of reasonably clear audio, the camera can certainly produce great results here, with just a little manual intervention. The FZ2500 / FZ2000's metering system doesn't appear to have any real issues, only occasionally leaning slightly towards underexposure, and otherwise performing well. Similarly, the Auto White Balance system manages to reproduce colours accurately under both natural and artificial lighting, and we was impressed by how faithful images looked at the default settings; you may want to intervene when capturing images in overcast conditions, though, as they can appear a little lacklustre otherwise.
Techradar - Reviews
2 days
If you're just in the market for streaming video, the Roku 2 is the cost-saving solution you've been looking for. Roku 2 vs. Roku Streaming Stick Besides the obvious difference in size and form factor, the Roku 2 has plenty of awesome silicon inside that blows away the Streaming Stick in terms of performance. You'll notice that the Roku 2 not only loads channels faster, but doesn't have as much problem holding a stream, thanks to its rear ethernet port. Both the Roku 2 and Streaming Stick come with a remote, however, and both work with the dedicated iOS and Android app. Finally, while the Roku 2 plugs into your TV via an HDMI cable, the Roku Stick interfaces directly with the TV via HDMI and draws power from a small micro-USB port on its rear. Because the price difference is minimal (only about $20 or £10) it's probably in your best interest to shell out a bit more to get the faster, more capable model.
BBC Parliament
2 days
The Secretary of State for exiting the European Union told the house on the 10th of October that one of the government's main aims during exit negotiations will be quote Micro to keep our justice and security arrangements at least as strong as they are". At least as strong as they are.
Fast Company
2 days
It's the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens. It's the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens. For some financial-services giants, the next big thing is micro, and unbanked customers are the entry point. The latest example is MasterCard, which is getting into microcommerce in Kenya with the launch of a new mobile platform that lets consumers buy goods with cash, mobile money, or bank transfer using their phones. The service, called 2Kuze, is aimed at Kenyan farmers and their customers and may mark the beginning of a deeper journey into mobile money products. Read Full Story
TIME - Top Stories
2 days
A new species of tiny moth has been named after Donald Trump, partly because the President-elect's hairstyle resembles the moth's distinctive yellow and white scales. The minuscule creature, named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi , is the first species to bear the name of the soon-to-be president, whose inauguration is this Friday. It was discovered by Vazrick Nazari, a biologist and researcher from Ottowa, Canada. The new species is named in honor of Donald J. Trump, Nazari wrote in a review of the species . The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the U.S. that still contain many undescribed species. The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales... of the moth to Mr. Trumps hairstyle. The micro-moth was discovered in southern California, but its habitat extends to Baja California in Mexico.
Expert Reviews
2 days
Image 8 of 14 As for connectivity, the phone has a dual SIM slot, handy for the tech journo who travels abroad and wants to use a local SIM. There’s no USB Type-C connector for fast charging, though, with the Honor 6X instead relying on that old-school method of micro-USB charging. A fingerprint reader is nicely nestled at the back below its twin-lens camera (more on which later). This is easy to grab and is easily the fastest I’ve ever used to unlock a smartphone. Honor 6X review: Display See related Moto G4 Plus review - the one true king? Huawei P9 Plus review: Bigger isnt always better The Honor 6X’s screen itself isn't AMOLED, but instead a good-quality LCD unit. It measures pretty well, too, with a contrast ratio of 1,694:1 helping it produce wonderfully impactful images. And with a peak brightness of 502cd/m 2 you’ll only likely have problems reading it in the very brightest of conditions.
Daily Mail - Travel
2 days
The 28 foot-long luxury micro cabin in America, can be towed to any destination its owner chooses. Other design quirks include a dining table that can be transformed into a bed.