Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel, staring Bree Larson and Jude Law, will be released on March 8, 2019 and promo for the movie is already ramping up. As the film is set in the 1990s there will be plenty of period references, from hero Carol Danvers hanging out in a Guns N Roses t-shirts to a 90s-era soundtrack. But in a stroke of marketing genius, the recently-launched website for the movie is a throwback to the earliest days of the web. Fire up your Netscape Navigator, get your dial-up modem ready, and don’t forget to check the recommended screen resolution — the 90s internet is back. For a taste of pure web design nostalgia, head over to the Captain Marvel official website, where you can bask in such rarely-seen vintage wonders as animated gif sprites, rainbow marquee lettering, wordart titles, and even a guest book. Lest you imagine that all of this is inauthentic, developed Lori Lombert confirmed in a tweet that “we built this in FrontPage and host it … [Read more...] about Transport yourself back to the web of the 90s with the ‘Captain Marvel’ website
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Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, outlined his vision for bringing the whole world online and protecting the freedom of internet users across the globe at Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday.Through his organization the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee announced the creation of a "Contract for the Web" that he hopes governments, companies and citizens will contribute and sign up to in order to protect and enhance the future of his creation.The web turns 30 years next year, and by the middle of 2019 more than half of the world's population will be online. Berners-Lee, who brought the web to life as an open platform for sharing information as a young physicist at CERN, has been dismayed at the way in which hate speech has proliferated, and equally concerned about censorship and government shutdowns of the internet.His vision now is for 100 percent of the global population to be able to enjoy the benefits of the web without attacks on their freedoms -- and for the whole world to … [Read more...] about Tim Berners-Lee unveils ‘contract’ to protect and strengthen the web
By Geoffrey A. Fowler The Washington Post Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 Phone makers promise “all-day battery life.” Sure, and you haven’t stolen any of the kids’ Halloween candy. If you recently bought a new flagship phone, chances are its battery life is actually worse than an older model. For the last few weeks, I’ve been performing the same battery test over and over again on 13 phones. With a few notable exceptions, this year’s top models underperformed last year’s. The new iPhone XS died 21 minutes earlier than last year’s iPhone X. Google’s Pixel 3 lasted nearly an hour and a half less than its Pixel 2. Phone makers tout all sorts of tricks to boost battery life, including more-efficient processors, low-power modes and artificial intelligence to manage app drain. Yet my results, and tests by other reviewers I spoke with, reveal an open secret in the industry: The lithium-ion batteries in smartphones are hitting an … [Read more...] about It’s not your imagination: Phone battery life is getting worse
The drum beat of Web Summit has got louder still as we approach it’s third year in Lisbon. While it has got bigger and bolder, growing far beyond its Dublin roots, you still find incredibly valuable insights by attending the right talks to get ‘under the circuit board,’ and by checking out the start-ups pushing the boundaries.With that in mind here are six insights on what to look out for this year:1. Big tech on the defensive?Last year saw the big tech giants, such as Google and Amazon, take the prime slots on the main stage to talk about topics including virtual reality and Deep Learning. The content revealed the exciting advances being made by the tech leaders, but it was also interesting to see the automotive brands — which had been centre stage the prior year — moved to relatively smaller stages.This year I expect big tech to still dominate headlines, but look out for stories of the new technologies that are forcing big tech onto the back foot to … [Read more...] about Getting under the circuit board at Web Summit 2018