The new marketing thrust of Big Tobacco: Smartphones, Style and EDM
A joint investigation by Point and Engadget revealed that several British American Tobacco brands sponsored musical events and created entirely new lifestyle brands that initially do not appear to be related to cigarettes. But, on closer inspection, they are used to raise awareness about cigarette brands in markets in Europe and Asia, where tobacco ads are banned.
The best gifts of accessories for mobile devices and computers
We have selected 11 great accessories for cell phones and computers that will surely liven up the holiday season for developing breeders and selfie experts. We mean this literally with the LuMee Duo smartphone case.
Google's Night Sight Pixel camera mode performs miracles of images
The company's software prowess is shown in things like HDR + and Portrait mode, and according to Cherlynn Low, Night Vision wins the photo trophy for Google. Finally, it is available to the masses (if they have a Pixel phone and preferably a Pixel 3), using automagic processing to take usable photos of low light situations.
The Harry Potter game from the creator of Pokemon Go & # 39; arrives in 2019
Niantic Labs revealed last November that it was working on a Harry Potter mobile game, focused on location-based and augmented reality gameplay. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now set to appear in 2019, despite expectations that the game would arrive this year.
Expect Potter's usual antics, with spells and magic battles going on in AR.
Dolby made its own headphones to bring home theater sound to your ears
Dolby has become a household name without actually building its own consumer products. This changes with the introduction of Dolby Dimension, a pair of wireless headphones designed with a particular set of people in mind: compulsive video streaming watchers. They sound great and feel fantastic, but that price …
Microsoft resumes Windows 10 update after fixing data loss bug
Microsoft is again offering its October 10 update to Windows 10 after experiencing a data loss bug. The company is confident it has fixed the flaw and has not seen "more evidence" of data loss. Of course, for Insiders who live on the edge, he's already testing the next big patch that features features like a new light mode and an option for "smart active hours," which calculates when you usually work on your PC to schedule updates times.
NYT: Facebook's crisis response included sneaky redirects
Facebook's few difficult years have made its more experienced bosses struggle to deal with issues involving Russia's interference, through leaked data and intense comments on Capitol Hill. Now, a New York Times A report revealed how the company (and more specifically Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg) went into the attack as they tried to defend themselves. The company does not do well, using established political campaign tools such as attacking rivals (like Google) and encouraging positive social media initiatives and announcements.
Parts of the report leave a bad taste in the mouth: consulting firms, such as Defers Public Affairs, have sent materials and materials suggesting a link between Soros and groups that were anti-Facebook. Deep diving also has some more bizarre vignettes: Zuckerberg asked executive management to use Android after Apple's Tim Cook criticized companies that were collecting and selling user data, or Facebook's need to find out that Zuck did not do well during your time in front of the Congress. The company responded to some of the allegations, but the answers are not as convincing. Let's see what happens next.
Google enhances the Wizard with a host of friendlier features for the home
At a press event, Google unveiled a whole new set of smart-home features for its assistant wizard, which the company hopes will make its ecosystem more attractive. Now you can go through the recommended recipes, set up a TMNT voice alarm or extract sound effects to keep track of the story's read time. You can even ask to turn on the do not disturb mode of your phone.
But wait, there's more …
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