Nestled on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is a gritty, yet often picturesque representation of middle America. It’s got star power in droves and offers affordable living sure to attract refugees from either coast — or those fleeing parts of middle America for greener pastures. It’s vibrant, rich, and perfect for both savvy singles and young families. What it’s not is the next Silicon Valley. Neither is Columbus, Reno, or Denver. Seattle? Nope. D.C.? Not a chance. Detroit? Nuh uh. Austin, Dallas, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Chicago… ditto. Silicon Valley rose to prominence over decades. A perfectly stirred melting pot of top universities, eager financiers, shared idealism, and a desire to connect with the best and brightest minds in the tech sector led many a young dreamer to pack their bags and head west on a pilgrimage typically reserved for actors moving to Los Angeles, or gamblers hoping to strike it rich in Las Vegas. As the legendary … [Read more...] about It’s time to kill the idea of the ‘next Silicon Valley’
Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Every year, the Geneva Motor Show proves to be one of the flashiest, most outrageous car shows that happen around the world — and 2018 is no exception. Luxury names like Porsche, Jaguar, and Aston Martin have shown up to try to make news alongside supercar brands like Lamborghini, Rimac, and McLaren, and the results are some of the wildest announcements we’ll see all year. Geneva is a car show that is very much about the future and the bizarre ideas that the people who work at these companies have for it. Hold on to your horsepower ratings; this is going to be a fun week. … [Read more...] about All the crazy cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the Geneva Motor Show 2018
FACEBOOK has ended its short-lived experiment with its alternative news feed idea "Explore". Rolled out in October as a trial across six different countries, the feature has been dropped after just a few months. "We constantly try out new features, design changes and ranking updates to understand how we can make Facebook better for everyone. Some of these changes — like Reactions, Live Video, and GIFs — work well and go on to become globally available," explained Facebook's head of news feed, Adam Mosseri (yes that's his actual title) in a blog post. "Others don't and we drop them. Today, we're ending one of those tests: the Explore Feed." Mosseri said the Explore Feed feature was simply a trial response to the consistent feedback that the social media received from people over the past year who said they want to see more from friends and family related content in their feeds. "The idea was to create a version of Facebook with two different News Feeds: one as a … [Read more...] about Facebook ends short-lived alternative ‘Explore’ news feed idea
On February 25 in Barcelona, Samsung announced it's newest flagships – the Galaxy S9 and S9+. We found out that this year's improvements in the Galaxy series will be mainly in the camera, adding variable aperture on both models, while the S9+ also runs a dual-camera setup.We will also get another interesting feature in the face of AR Emoji, which will create a virtual avatar after scanning you for a couple of seconds so using the front-facing camera. However, the new addition was almost immediately deemed a copy of rival Apple's Animoji feature. Did Samsung indeed steal the idea from its biggest opponent on the smartphone market? The short answer is no.The long answer, however, is a bit more interesting. Samsung Mobile president DJ Koh said AR Emoji is a feature his company has been working on implementing for years, and is definitely not a copycat of Apple's Animoji. “Their [Apple's] approach and my approach is totally different. [...] I do work seriously … [Read more...] about Did Samsung copy the AR Emoji idea from Apple?
posted on 01 Mar 2018, 09:41 9 1. Rager722 (Posts: 365; Member since: 30 Jan 2013) Obviously.. this is just an even crappier gimmick than animoji, which is also a crappy gimmick.. posted on 01 Mar 2018, 13:42 1 16. sgodsell (Posts: 5825; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) First of all Apple is really crappy. Especially when Apples only gives you 10 seconds of recording, therefore making Apples a gimmick. At least with Samsungs, it's time is almost unlimited in comparison. Plus Apples animoji only has a few characters to choose from. Samsung's has an literally endless because you can even create you own, and customize them. None of that is available for Apples animoji. Plus you can use Samsung's AR emojis in many different apps, including camera apps. Things you cannot do with Apples animojis. posted on 01 Mar 2018, 16:58 14 20. piyath (Posts: 1747; Member since: 23 Mar 2012) Samsung is a failure this year in my opinion. 27. duckofdeath (Posts: 87; … [Read more...] about Comments for : Did Samsung get the AR Emoji idea from Apple?