Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedRegistration now open for FREE Web Accessibility Training for DevelopersOctober 24, 2014In “Training”ATU185 – Web Accessibility Webinar Series from ATAP (Rob Carr), Intel and Stephen Hawking’s New Assistive Technology, Department of Justice Settlement with Peapod, Robots in LibrariesDecember 12, 2014In “Assistive Technology Update”FREE Web Accessibility Webinar!September 11, 2012With 2 comments The INDATA Project hosts free trainings on various aspects of Assistive Technology throughout the year. These trainings are focused on how Assistive Technology can improve the lives of people with disabilities.We are pleased to announce that we will also be offering a training for Web Developers.Web Accessibility Training for DevelopersThis FREE training will be a webinar onTuesday 25, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm ESTThis training will be on Web Accessibility. It will be a full day training with web accessibility professional Dennis Lembree.This webinar will discuss the techniques for designing and developing accessible websites.Registration is now open for this training.Please click here to learn more about this training and to register for the event.
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NICE Announces a New Era of Complete Digital Experiences Expediting Enterprises Transition to Smart Digital Conversations MTS Staff WriterMay 16, 2019, 9:32 pmMay 17, 2019 AIBrand EmbassyCXoneMarketing TechnologyNewsNICESmart Digital Conversations Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Charli Rogers, VP of International Client Services, YextNext ArticleTechBytes with James Wilson, CTO at Rokt NICE Accelerates the Cloud Experience Revolution Led by CXone With the Acquisition of Brand EmbassyOrganizations can now provide a true digital consumer experience, as NICE announces the next generation of customer service: Smart Digital Conversations. Enterprises of all sizes can now dynamically connect with every consumer based on their preferences. This is enabled by the acquisition of Brand Embassy, a leading provider of digital customer engagement. Embedding Brand Embassy in CXone, NICE’s leading cloud CX platform, combines CXone’s strong analytics and AI capabilities with Brand Embassy’s groundbreaking and proven digital-first approach. CXone powered by Brand Embassy removes the barriers that historically slowed down the customer experience digital revolution, allowing organizations to put digital at the forefront of their interactions with consumers.CXone, fueled with the capabilities provided by Brand Embassy, is now the only cloud customer experience platform that has the full range of integrated channels, enabling any digital channel to be seamlessly and smartly integrated into any customer service daily operations. With over 30 supported channels, including Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Apple Business Chat, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, SMS, email and live chat, CXone powered by Brand Embassy is now the smartest and most complete cloud customer service platform for all channels.Marketing Technology News: Arvind Fashions Partners With Nucleus Vision to Create a More Seamless and Personalized Shopping ExperienceThis unique integration of CXone and Brand Embassy provides multiple groundbreaking advantages:Digital Service in context, eliminating “digital agent” siloes – a new “push/pull” paradigm of naturally handling both real-time (e.g. voice/chat) and digital messaging interactions in one intelligent inbox. Complete digital service management across contact center operations – The first and only unified platform with an end-to-end native integration of digital-first omnichannel management, WFO and Analytics infused with Artificial Intelligence. The most efficient digital experience suite – Fully integrated 30+ digital messaging channels with established voice and chat channels all in one native cloud platform, with full elasticity and pay-per-use model.Marketing Technology News: o9 Solutions Continues to Deliver Value with its Premier AI-powered Platform for Integrated Planning and Digital OperationsBarak Eilam, CEO, NICE, said: “CXone is already established as the leading Customer Experience cloud platform, based on the powerful integration of the industry’s best WFO, Analytics and Omnichannel routing in the cloud. This makes CXone the perfect choice for enterprises of all sizes, as they transform to the cloud and advance to analytics. With the addition of Brand Embassy and its pioneering and market-proven digital experience suite, CXone now empowers organizations to also adopt a digital-first strategy, all under one platform.”Marketing Technology News: Captify and Publicis Media Release New Research Revealing Global Beauty Trends That Will Transform The Larger FMCG Ecosystem
Best-in-Class Location Data Improves Customer Experience and Marketer ResultsZeta Global, a data-driven marketing technology company that helps brands acquire, grow and retain customer relationships, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with PlaceIQ, the company building a new model of consumer behavior with location data and insights.As part of the partnership, the Zeta Data Cloud, and its 200+ million U.S. marketing profiles will now be integrated with industry-leading location audiences, measurement, and analytics from PlaceIQ. Zeta’s granular profile, behavioral and transactional data elements combined with location intelligence, provides another dimension for Zeta to deliver greater precision and better results for its clients.Marketing Technology News: Nordic XR-company Bublar Group Acquires Finnish Augmented Reality Pioneer SayduckPlaceIQ data will be available across all touchpoints, including Zeta’s DSP, to allow clients to target and attribute activity around real-world locations, and across retail, QSR, sporting and entertainment events, movie theatres, hotels, tourist attractions and more.“This partnership with PlaceIQ is part of Zeta’s continued investment to enrich our data set of 200+ million profiles in the U.S. out of the 2.5 billion people who hit our platform monthly on a global basis,” said Zeta Global CEO, David A. Steinberg. “We believe that space and time are becoming even more critical levers as marketers seek to break through and connect with consumers in the complex digital ecosystem. Integrating PlaceIQ’s location-based data with Zeta’s outcome-based AI will help brands and their agencies drive better results across all marketing channels.”Marketing Technology News: Leadspace Acquires ReachForce to Offer Customers Even More Robust B2B Customer Data PlatformAs part of the partnership, PlaceIQ will transition their full complement of managed media and creative services to Zeta. Zeta will incorporate these into their existing highly differentiated service offerings, ensuring that clients enjoy a seamless experience.“We are very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Zeta Global. PlaceIQ location data will be infused into the very substantial suite of Zeta products to deliver advanced audience segmentation, foot traffic attribution, and advanced analytics,” said Duncan McCall, CEO of PlaceIQ. “We are delighted to have reached this milestone: the ability to continue to offer our clients the market leading PlaceIQ data set, now within Zeta’s massive, scaled media solution set.”Marketing Technology News: Community Management Is the Main Course for Hospitality Sector cloudDuncan McCallMarketing TechnologyMarketing Technology NewsNewsPartnershipPlaceiqZeta Global Previous ArticleBeanstalk Digital Launches Beanstalk Predictive to Provide Robust Data Analytics Through AI-Driven InsightsNext ArticleM-Commerce Not Living up to Consumer Expectations, New Research Finds Zeta Global and PlaceIQ Announce Strategic Partnership to Enhance the Zeta Data Cloud PRNewswireJuly 11, 2019, 7:23 pmJuly 11, 2019
AR/VRCannes Lions 2019FacebookSnapchatTwittervideo marketingVidMobYouTube Previous ArticleJackie Lee-Joe Named Netflix Chief Marketing OfficerNext ArticleGetAccept Closes $7 Million Series A Funding Round Led by DN Capital The underlying theme of this year’s Cannes Lions 2019 festival was the future of creativity. It was examined from all angles over the course of five days, as leaders of the industry shared ideas about emerging storytelling formats, strategies to overcome attention scarcity, and ways to more accurately and positively reflect society. Advertising shapes culture, and it was inspiring to see brand leaders demonstrate a genuine passion for purpose.We invited six leaders across Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube to chat with our CEO Alex Collmer about a range of topics, including how creativity can be used as a force for good, how creative effectiveness can be measured, and how new storytelling formats are changing the nature of advertising by putting the consumer in control.Doing Good, Doing WellRachel Elam from the Social Good Brand Partnership team at Facebook joined Alex in a discussion about the newly launched Instagram Stories donation sticker. Non-profit organizations and the 500M+ users of Instagram Stories can now raise funds to support important causes as easily as tagging a friend. VidMob and Facebook partnered on a Father’s Day campaign whereby we created Instagram Stories ads for St. Judes, Alzheimer’s Association ASPCA, American Cancer Society, and JDRF.The Terrible Choice of which Ad to ProduceCreative-agency-vets-turned-Facebook-execs, Hope Cowan and Eric Schnabel, share their perspective on why Stories is changing everything. It lets consumers be creators and lets advertisers be playful. Ephemeral by design, stories let brands be vulnerable and take the creative risk with minimal financial risk. Thanks to Stories, Eric said advertisers no longer face a terrible choice on what to produce. Every good idea can be tested.Pitch, Play, PlungeFacebook also developed a creative framework to combat shrinking attention spans. It can be used to develop higher performance ads on Facebook and elsewhere.Creative is the #1 Determinant of Success on SNAPCreating vertical video ads is now a frictionless experience which is bringing so many new advertisers to Snapchat. Head of Global Creative, Jeff Miller, explains why AR on Snap is so unique and how keeping the camera at the core of the user experience encourages a sense of play.The Secret to HappinessSnapchat is grounded in self-expression with no judgment. With no likes or comments, you can do you. Jeff Miller explains how Snap is looking to bring that magic into the world to make it a happier place.Connecting Content to ConversationVideo is Twitter’s fastest-growing ad format, driving over 50% of revenue. Stacy Minero, Head of Content Creation, takes us through the evolution of Twitter’s video business and offers examples of how Twitter both reflects and shapes culture.A Machine will Never Create an IdeaMatthew Williams is YouTube’s Head of Creative Product Solutions and weighed in on how technology can make us more creative. The secret sauce revealed in Cannes Lions 2019 is to know when to use tech and when not to. A machine won’t ideate—that’s an exclusively human pursuit. YouTube has advanced many new self-service tools to help advertisers measure creative effectiveness and improve performance. MarTech Series Exclusive: Pop-In with VidMob at Cannes Lions 2019 Stephanie BohnJuly 12, 2019, 6:00 pmJuly 12, 2019
congresslok-sbaha-elections-2019new-delhi-lok-sabha-elections-2019south-delhi-s30p07 First Published: April 22, 2019, 8:26 PM IST New Delhi: The Congress is likely to name boxer Vijender Singh, who won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympic Games, as its candidate from the South Delhi constituency.According to sources, the party is confident that Singh will be able to attract voters in the constituency, which has a number of Jat and Gurjar voters. The constituency, which neighbours Haryana, has a number of villages. Singh will go up against BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri, the sitting MP from the seat.The Congress had contemplated fielding Ramesh Kumar, who had earlier contested from here but has instead has chosen Singh’s star power.The grand old party on Monday also announced the names of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats, officially shutting the doors on an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party after months of hectic parleys.The Congress has fielded former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit from North-East Delhi, Ajay Maken from New Delhi and JP Agarwal from Chandni Chowk. It has also fielded Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi, Rajesh Lilothia from North-West Delhi and Mahbal Mishra from West Delhi. Senior leader Kapil Sibal’s name, however, did not figure on the list.Delhi votes on May 12 and the last date for withdrawing nominations is April 26.
Baby Priyanka ChopraInstagram Baby filtersinstagram filtersnick jonas First Published: June 3, 2019, 12:29 PM IST The latest celebrity to join in on the fun of Snapchat baby filters is Priyanka Chopra. In her Instagram stories, Priyanka gave the world a glimpse of what she would look like if time were to reverse and she’d turn into a child again. And we have to admit, its quite adorable. Even though many fans must have seen childhood pictures of Priyanka, they still cant help but gush over this latest experiment at age reversing.Read: Priyanka Chopra Would Love to be Prime Minister of India, Wants Nick Jonas to Run for US President Only recently, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh kept us entertained with their funny banter over the former’s baby filter pictures. The photo posted by Ranveer was of Deepika’s red carpet look during her appearances at Cannes Film Festival 2019, in May. Priyanka, on the other hand, opted to use the baby filters on herself while chilling out with friend and filmmaker Mubina Rattonsey. Priyanka, in fact, used the filter on her as well and both kids had quite a bit of fun using baby voices. Priyanka even wore big, round glasses for extra fun quotient. See Priyanka and Mubina’s baby filter pics here:Image of Priyanka Chopra and Mubina Rattonsey, courtesy of InstagramIn another post, Priyanka was seen asking husband Nick Jonas their next travel destination in an extremely cute public display of affection. Read: Priyanka Chopra All Set for Another Trip with Nick Jonas in Cute Instagram PostPriyanka recently sparked rumours that she had visited Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her baby boy Archie while she was in London. But the Quantico star issued a clarification saying that she was in town for work and not to meet her friend’s newborn. An official spokesperson on behalf of Priyanka told Daily Mail, “Priyanka has not seen Meghan and has no plans to see Meghan during this trip. She is in town for professional commitments.”Read: Priyanka Chopra Denies Visiting Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Royal Baby ArchieFollow @News18Movies for more
In October last year, the two sparked breakup rumours, leaving fans confused about their relationship status. However, the following month, the Student of the Year 2 star admitted that there was “more than friendship” between Disha and him.Recently, Disha opened up about her bond with Tiger in an interview with DNA.”Both of us are hardworking, but he is more driven than me. We are ambitious and have big goals. However, I am more chilled out. He never gives up, he is so intense. I admire that about Tiger,” she had said.When asked about the reports of their link-up rumours, the actress simply said, “He is my best friend too. Besides him, I don’t have any pals in the film industry.”Disha and Tiger, who worked together in Baaghi 2, are often spotted on dates in and around Mumbai. Disha also shares a good rapport with Tiger’s sister Krishna and his mother Ayesha Shroff. They have often been spotted bonding over lunch outings.Meanwhile, Bharat, which releases today, marks the return of Salman Khan to the theatres on Eid. Bharat also features Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff and Tabu in key roles. It is an adaptation of 2014 South Korean drama Ode to My Father, directed by Yoon Je-kyoon. From the trailer and multiple character posters, Bharat appears to be set between years 1947 and 2010. It will trace the “journey of a man and a nation together.”Follow @News18Movies for more After years of dating under the radar, Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff seemingly made it official in a big way: The couple arrived and posed together at Bharat premiere on Tuesday.Tiger and Disha have been linked since 2016, but have never confirmed their romance publicly. They reportedly hit it off on the set of Befikra music video, and apparently went on to break up and make up eventually. Bharat premiere was among the few public outings the low-key couple has made together. Disha ditched the glamour for a rather edgy look of blue ripped jeans and a white tube top. While Tiger kept it casual in an all-black outfit.The two were all smiles as they posed for the paparazzi on the red carpet. Ali Abbas ZafarBaaghi 3bharat movieBharat Premiere First Published: June 5, 2019, 9:25 AM IST
ISRO that had hit a milestone with the success of Chandrayaan 1 is all set to make history yet again with the Chandrayaan 2 moon mission. If successful, it will make India only the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to performs a ‘soft’ landing on the Moon and put a rover on the lunar surface. Notably, China successfully landed a rover on the lunar surface in January this year. The Rs 1000-crore mission is set to carry an orbiter, a lander named ‘Vikram’ and a moon rover christened ‘Pragyan.’To understand better how far India has come with Chandrayaan 2, here’s taking a look at its predecessor, Chandrayaan 1. India’s first mission to the moon was launched in 2008, and what it achieved paved the way for Chandrayaan 2. On October 22, 2008, India launched the 1380-kilogram spacecraft in a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C11 rocket, an XL variant of the launcher, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.On the other hand, the Chandrayaan-2, by comparison, will be launched on GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) Mk III, which is a much more powerful launcher, and can launch a heavier payload further into space.India’s first lunar mission cost India Rs 386 crore, which was a fraction of the cost that other countries bore.China spent about USD 180 million for its lunar mission in 2007 and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) reportedly cost USD 583 million.Chandrayaan-1 orbited the moon a distance of 100 kilometres from its surface, with a mission of chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the lunar satellite. The most significant achievement was its discovery of the presence of water on the Moon.Chandrayaan 2, in a way is the logical extension to the first moon mission. Chandrayaan-2 aims to land on South Pole of the moon, which is also more likely to host water as it mostly in the shadow region, meaning, it does not get sunlight. ISRO believes that water is expected from primordial origin (3-4 billion years ago) which remained preserved due to the unique geometry of solar illumination which prevents direct sunlight from entering craters in polar regions. Andhra PradeshChandrayaan 1chandrayaan 2 launchChandrayaan 2 live streaming First Published: July 14, 2019, 8:12 AM IST
Amit ShahArticle 370CPI(M)jammu and kashmir First Published: June 29, 2019, 6:17 PM IST New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded an early assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s comments in the Lok Sabha a day ago regarding the state were “provocative” and would alienate the people further.The Left party said if the conditions were conducive for holding the Lok Sabha election in the state, there was no reason to believe that the same situation prohibits holding the assembly election. “The Union Home Minister’s intervention in Parliament while moving the extension of President’s Rule for another six months in Jammu & Kashmir was provocative leading to further alienation of the people of the state,” the Communist Party of India (Marxist) said in a statement.”This is not healthy for India’s unity and integrity. Alienation only feeds growth of terrorism, which the country is unitedly determined to defeat,” it added.Shah had said on Friday that Article 370 of the Constitution, which provides for special status to the state, was “temporary in nature” and “not permanent”.”All political parties in the state have asked for immediate election to the Assembly and opined that this is the best way to draw in the people of Kashmir into the democratic process,” the CPI(M) said.For the first time in India’s history, the Left party said, a Union home minister did not meet the political parties during a visit to the state.The party pointed out that Shah had asserted it was only Jammu and Kashmir among all the states that has a special provision contained in Article 370 of the Constitution.This, the CPI(M) said, was a “travesty” of the constitutional provisions.”The Constitution provides special provisions for the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa [Articles 371, 371 (A) to (I)],” it said.The party demanded that the central government start a process of political dialogue with all the stakeholders and undertake confidence-building measures.”These, along with early elections to (the) J&K Assembly, will be the most appropriate manner to remove the current deepening alienation among the people of J&K,” it added.
Hyderabad: The ruling TRS and opposition Congress in Telangana were engaged in a war of words Tuesday over the state government’s move to construct new Secretariat and legislature buildings here.Responding to state Congress leaders voicing strong opposition to the construction of new Secretariat and legislature buildings, TRS leader and state minister V Srinivas Goud alleged that Congress had closed down or “sold off” state-run firms in Hyderabad during its rule. Goud, who named a few such public sector firms, said: “You did not build anything. You have sold off the existing ones… They (Congress) are creating a furore when buildings are proposed to be built in available space.”The Congress Monday voiced strong opposition to TRS government’s move to construct new buildings here, saying the existing ones were in good condition, having been constructed only about 30 years ago.Congress MLAs and other leaders, who visited the Secretariat buildings, also said there were more pressing issues to be addressed other than the construction of new buildings.Talking to reporters Tuesday, senior Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy slammed the ruling TRS on the construction of new buildings.”I had said earlier on many occasions, that it reminds one of Tughlak rule when Kaleswaram project is being re-designed… There cannot be a bigger mad action than demolishing assembly buildings.People would not hail this move… (Chief Minister) Chandrasekhar Rao ji does not have the power to misuse public money with ‘Vastu’ madness,” Shashidhar Reddy told reporters.Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on June 27 set the ball rolling for construction of grand Secretariat and Legislative Assembly buildings with ground-breaking ceremonies.The new Rs 400 crore Secretariat buildings would come up in the existing complex housing several blocks, near the Hussain Sagar lake. The new legislature buildings are proposed to be constructed at Errum Manzil complex in the city. congressK Chandrashekar Raotelangana congresstelangana government First Published: July 2, 2019, 10:49 PM IST
Today we present the best look at Rey’s Lightsaber we currently have available – up close and personal with a nice set of photos. These images come with a bit of confirmation of information passed down this week by the keeper of the canon for Star Wars: Pablo Hidalgo. Before there’s any confusion when the first wave of The Last Jedi toys are released in stores – the name “Rey’s Lightsaber” is a simple re-naming of a lightsaber we already know very well. The lightsaber we’re looking at here has a very long history. As Hidalgo said this week with Vanity Fair, “In general, a lightsaber belongs to the person who constructed it.” This holds true for most of the lightsabers in Star Wars, save those that are held by, for example, General Grievous – as they’ve all been stolen and not necessarily passed on as they should be, or could be. In The Force Awakens, Rey finds Luke’s Lightsaber in a curio box in Maz’s Castle. Learn more about Maz Kanata and the box with the lightsaber in our Who is Maz Kanata feature. Luke’s Lightsaber was once Anakin’s Lightsaber – also the lightsaber kept by Obi-Wan, taken by Obi-Wan from Anakin after their infamous battle by the lava on Mustafar.“In The Force Awakens, Maz says that the saber is calling to Rey now,” said Hidalgo. “Whether or not it’s literally calling to her to become hers or it’s calling to her because she knows it will be taken back to Luke—we’ll see.” In this there’s a bit of a telling point – Hidalgo doesn’t directly suggest that the lightsaber might be demanding Rey bring it to Luke – it’s far more likely that it’s calling to Rey because it belongs in Rey’s possession. The images above and below come from the short-lived Star Wars PropShop production of highest-quality hardware. While some models were sold, the selling of production-quality props by Lucasfilm ended all too quickly. The good thing we get from the situation is that we’ve now got access to a set of gigantic photographs of the lightsaber here in as much detail as we could ever hope for.The next film’s press media has yet to reveal anything about the lightsaber Luke made for himself in Return of The Jedi. He made this green lightsaber in a scene that was ultimately cut from the film due to a major lack of necessity – but we’re glad they eventually finished it with full effects for a special edition Blu-Ray release a few years ago. On whether Luke’s gotten rid of his lightsaber in the past couple of decades after Return of The Jedi, Hidalgo seemed quite clear. “We take to heart the lesson that Obi-Wan tried to impart to Anakin: ‘This weapon is your life,’” said Hidalgo. “We’re not ones to lose track of lightsabers.” Story TimelineStar Wars The Force Awakens teaser trailer 3: Rey, Finn, blue lightsaber includedHomemade lightsaber features a thin blade of fireStar Wars The Last Jedi is this year’s big Skywalker movieStar Wars The Last Jedi Trailer 1 Teaser thrills and chillsStar Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?
The HTC U11 has some fervent fans, but not everyone with their eye on the model has picked one up yet. If you’re counted among those people, HTC has some good news: you’ll be able to preorder the 128GB version of the U11 in the United States starting tomorrow. Not interested? The company is also hoping to bring in some new customers by dangling a few sweet summer deals. READ: HTC U11 Review: You won’t buy this, but you shouldThe 128GB version of the HTC U11 features, of course, 128GB of internal storage space, making it more appealing than the options currently available. The preorders will start tomorrow for $729 USD, a fairly reasonable price for a flagship phone packing this much storage. The HTC U11 is notable for its Edge Sense feature and ‘squeezable’ nature, enabling users to summon Alexa and similar by squeezing the phone. The handset also has some elements that don’t strike the fancy of some consumers, primarily the omission of a 3.5mm headphone jack, something an increasing number of phone makers have followed Apple’s lead on.Regardless, HTC says you’ll be able to preorder the 128GB version of the phone starting tomorrow starting at midnight Eastern time. The handset will otherwise be the same as the currently available iteration, except for a higher 6GB of RAM. If you’re not in the market for a U11, HTC also has some other phones that are in the pipeline for steep discounts.Starting tomorrow, the HTC 10 will be available for $399 USD, a solid $300 cheaper than what you’d pay for it today. The HTC U Ultra, meanwhile, will drop to $499 USD, shaving $250 off the price tag. There will also be a discount on the UA Healthbox ($180 discount, to be precise) among some other things, but HTC says you’ll have to go to its website starting tomorrow to see them all. The discounts will run through August 7.
With Routines, users can setup multiple actions based on a phrase like, “Good morning.” Say that phrase and the routine established for it, such as turning on certain lights, retrieving the weather and news, and more will start automatically. It’s an easy way to have the personal assistant cover multiple bases without wasting time issuing each request and command separately.Routines, once the update arrives for users, replaces the “My Day” menu. The latest iteration of the feature is more capable than before, able to control connected and compatible smart home devices (like light bulbs and thermostats) as well as retrieving information. In addition, Routines can be used to begin playing some type of audio content, such as the morning news or an evening radio program. Based on users who have received Routines, it looks like “Good morning” is the only option available at the moment. AdChoices广告However, users will be able to create their own routine triggers in addition to using ready-made options, choosing which services and actions the routine controls. As shown in the image below, actions include things like taking a phone off silent mode, adjusting media volume, playing music, detailing the day’s calendar entries, and more. Google has started rolling out Google Assistant Routines, the feature it promised late last year and confirmed was soon inbound last month. Routines, as with the similar feature available with Amazon’s Alexa, enables Google Assistant users to chain together multiple actions under a single command. By doing this, users can trigger a series of actions using a single phrase based on need.
He may not be as high-profile as the late Steve Jobs, but “the other Steve” Apple co-founder does leave an impression whenever he speaks. Especially when says that he’s leaving Facebook. Steve “Woz” Wozniak is just the latest tech pioneer and luminary to drop the social network and voice concern over the mishandling of data and users. But unlike others, he’s not completely deleting his Facebook account just yet. Like many high-profile tech personalities such as Elon Musk, Woz has taken issue over Facebook’s shenanigans when it comes to the privacy of user information. Facebook already admitted its failure in properly handling the Cambridge Analytica case, but it was really just the tipping point of a practice and culture that has been ongoing for years.In his email to USA Today, the Apple co-founder echoed Apple CEO Tim Cook’s criticism of Facebook. Woz iterates that Apple makes money off good products, and those products aren’t the users. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s response was to call Cook’s comments “extremely glib”.That, however, doesn’t change the fact that Facebook does generate profit from advertisements, not unlike Google, which Woz also criticized in the past. Woz said that he would actually be willing to pay a fee to be able to have his personal data protected from ads while still continuing to use Facebook. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg just recently stated that Facebook users should pay for the option to not have data-tracking ads.Curiously, Woz isn’t quitting Facebook cold turkey. He simply deactivated his account but didn’t delete it. He wants to keep his stevewoz handle and doesn’t want anyone else getting a hold of it. This does bring an interesting angle to the exodus of Facebook users, which could potentially mean that dozens of Facebook usernames could someday be reused by other people for less than innocent purposes.
If you wanted a phone that was as much a fashion or art statement as it was a tech product, you would skip Sony’s Xperias. For years, the company has offered its phones in very professional and drab hues of black, gray, and everything in between. It occasionally did show signs of whimsy, with phlegmatic green and copper colors, but those have been far and few in between. It seems that the Xperia XZ3 will be one of those rare occasions as well, perhaps to help mask how the late 2018 flagship might come up short by this year’s standards. Story TimelineXperia XZ3 renders show an odd design changeXperia XZ3 to debut end of August with 48MP cameraLatest Sony Xperia XZ3 leak confirms previous details Sony made a bold move this year when it exchanged its years-old sharp and straight design for the smooth curves of the Xperia XZ2. It didn’t, however, shed off its stigma when it came to color options. While most smartphone makers (except for Apple) have gone out of their way to offer interesting takes on color options, Sony’s selection has so far remained predictably reserved.The Xperia XZ3 will mix things up a bit, according to MySmartPrice. According to the latest leak, Sony will offer the smartphone in Burgundy, Black, White, and Green. While these colors are nothing new, Sony still manages to give them its own interpretation that is darker and less attention-grabbing than others.That said, while the Xperia XZ3 will be nice to look at, that might be all that sets it apart from its predecessor. The two will be nearly identical in specs, from the 5.7-inch 2160×1080 notch-less screen to the Snapdragon 845 processor. They might differ in RAM, with the XZ3 getting 6 GB, and the new 48 megapixel camera, but that’s pretty much it.AdChoices广告That raises the question of Sony’s future in the smartphone market. It has so far shown a devil may care attitude when it comes to less than encouraging sales, seeing smartphones simply as a means rather than an end. With more capable, more affordable, and more stylish options flooding the market, Sony might reach a point where it decides that the production and marketing costs are just too much to bear.
To attain this update, just head to the Google Play app store on your Android device right now. From there, hit the button in the upper left-hand corner, tap “My Apps” and scroll down to YouTube. That app may or may not have an update waiting for you. If you don’t have an update there, you’ll just need to wait longer.Those that do not wish to tap multiple buttons can tap Google Play here with the same result. You’ll be sent to the YouTube listing by Google LLC on the Google Play app store where you’ll be able to install and/or update and/or cry because the update is not yet delivered.If for some reason you do not want to use the Google Play app store and/or have not seen an update yet, head over to APK Mirror to find the newest update. This is a site that hosts APK app files outside of Google Play. As such, I must warn you that any action you take there, here, or anywhere else in this world is entirely your own business, and SlashGear is not responsible for your actions.AdChoices广告If you’ve got the newest version of YouTube, you’ll want to follow the following directions. These directions should reveal the Dark Theme on your device. If they do not, you’ll need a newer update.1. Open YouTube2. Tap your icon in the upper right-hand corner3. Tap Settings4. Tap General5. Tap Dark themeDark theme should be located just below Remind me to take a break and Limit mobile data usage. If there is no Dark theme switch, you do not yet have the newest version of YouTube. Cross your fingers it’ll come to you very soon.NOTE: This feature’s been rolling out in stages for a while. Today seems to be the day when MOST users are getting it out in the wide world of public Androids. This morning Google started blasting the Dark Theme for YouTube on Android devices of many sorts. Not ALL sorts, mind you, but many sorts, many sorts indeed. This update was long awaited by lovers of the dark and the mysterious and/or festering recesses of the human soul, and now they can be satiated. YouTube can now have its colors flipped to darkness. Story TimelineYouTube details new features, targets ‘junk’ commentsYouTube Dark Mode: How to activate the most evil settingYouTube dark mode comes to Android at long lastYouTube Digital Wellbeing tools help users avoid binge-watching