We'll admit that we haven't been particularly impressed with the sponsored tweets we've been getting courtesy of Twitter's current ad model. To address the issue, the service is toying around with a more targeted program, offering up ads to users from those businesses and brands they've shown an interest in. Rather than simply mining mentions on the service, the new model utilizes browser cookie IDs and scrambled email addresses, so those who've actually visited that site are more likely to get adverts from it. Not interested in taking part? You can uncheck the box next to Promoted content in your settings to opt out.when.eng("eng.perm.init")
Monday, November 25, 2013
Good-natured Xbox Live gamers sometimes face a tough choice: they either have to isolate themselves in parties or risk playing against griefers and other ne'er-do-wells. Microsoft could avoid that horrible scenario in the Xbox One era with its recently unveiled Reputation system, which the company just explained in detail to OXM. We already know that the system will punish frequently reported players, but it should also reward contributors. Xbox Live Rewards participants may get a higher Reputation score, for example. The system also pressures troublemakers by ranking parties based on the lowest common denominator -- one misfit can spoil the whole bunch. We'll have to wait until November to verify Microsoft's promises, but we're expecting more harassment-free public matches in our future.when.eng("eng.perm.init")
In 2013, Will Smith seems to have shaken off his Fresh Prince roots to present the world a more serious, distinguished face — as a father, actor, writer, and producer. While he still sports his impressive smile and well-groomed goatee, he's given up some of the assets from his younger years, like those glorious, glistening biceps that shined all throughout the nineties. In honor of July 4, we're heading back to 1996, when those shapely arms soaked up the spotlight on movie screens. Reminisce below by watching the trailer from Independence Day, and take one hot second ( ... or more) to appreciate young Smith and his penchant for wearing tight ribbed tanks in one of his first alien-related movies. And happy Fourth of July! We'll be back on Monday.
Samsung to start shipping 65.55 Type UHD TV
- 2 days, 65.55 model will start shipping UHD TV UHD TV popularized the opening times
- Can respond fully to the future have to apply the hugely popular Evolution Kit
(Seoul = News Wire ) July 4, 2013 - Samsung Electronics 65.55 from 2-type UHD TV 'F9000' start of the domestic shipping and UHD TV has announced the opening of the era.
January 85 of this year, the world's largest type size UHD TV '85S9 'release and to target marketing world VVIP been conducted Samsung 65 type, 55 type released in the wake of the popularity of UHD TV is moving ahead on.
Samsung UHD TV 'F9000' June 27, the building opened in Seocho Samsung Media Day event at the 'curve de OLED TV' with foreign media, IT professionals have received overwhelming interest from, conducted in June and selling one month sold in more than 100, including consideration was the choice of many consumers.
In particular, UHD broadcasts yet undetermined circumstances that have evolved from a standard TV that is a symbol of the 'Evolution kit' UHD broadcast standard is applied in future be determined to respond fully to the point that led consumers to buy.
'F9000' four times higher than a full HD TV picture quality as well as super-resolution, 4-step quality image processing technology, 'Quad detailed engine (Quad Detail Engine)' applied to the general class of UHD video also can enjoy a clearer picture.
In addition, a single cable can be connected to any other devices 'won-connect (One Connect)' to the back of the TV with your back clean tidy (Clean Back) to design and implement the perfect balance of function was completed.
Samsung Electronics, South Korea oversees the marketing team, managing director of choejinwon "future broadcasting standard UHD Evolution Kit that can respond perfectly to the Samsung UHD TV is applied to the customer's reaction is hot" and "F9000 domestic shipping of seven consecutive years, starting with the global TV market one of the best technology in the next generation of leaders UHD TV market will also continue to preempt, "he said.
Couture may only be a brief few days but each spectacular show is filled with intricate details begging for a second glance. Today at Valentino, models resembled modern-day Renaissance princesses, clad in elaborate lace and fur-trimmed gowns, herringbone tweed cloaks, and sumptuous embroidered silks and jacquards. The closing gown combined rich wine velvet with a skirt covered in all manners of flora and fauna. Over at Maison Martin Margiela, the theme was elegant kitsch; masks came in an array of materials, including one over-the-top creation covered in flowers that merged seamlessly to form a breastplate of sorts.
Shows traditionally close with the presentation of the la mariée, and Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier offered up two very different visions of the bride. At Saab, it was pure glitz and glamour with a sparkling gold veil so massively encrusted with rhinestones, it required three bridesmaids to adequately assist the bride as she made her grand entrance. Gaultier went the humorous route, citing a Fellini film on circus performers as an inspiration with a clown-like hat taking the place of a veil and a voluminous jumpsuit in lieu of a gown. Naturally, the leg had a hearty heaping of beading. Click ahead to see these, along with what you may have missed so far, in greater detail.
GM, Honda to Collaborate on Next-Generation Fuel Cell Technologies
Goal is commercially feasible fuel cell and hydrogen storage in 2020 time frame
NEW YORK – General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) announced today a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame. The collaboration expects to succeed by sharing expertise, economies of scale and common sourcing strategies.
GM and Honda plan to work together with stakeholders to further advance refueling infrastructure, which is critical for the long-term viability and consumer acceptance of fuel cell vehicles.
GM and Honda are acknowledged leaders in fuel cell technology. According to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, GM and Honda rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in total fuel cell patents filed between 2002 and 2012, with more than 1,200 between them.
"This collaboration builds upon Honda and GM's strengths as leaders in hydrogen fuel cell technology," said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. "We are convinced this is the best way to develop this important technology, which has the potential to help reduce the dependence on petroleum and establish sustainable mobility."
Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said: "Among all zero CO2 emission technologies, fuel cell electric vehicles have a definitive advantage with range and refueling time that is as good as conventional gasoline cars. Honda and GM are eager to accelerate the market penetration of this ultimate clean mobility technology, and I am excited to form this collaboration to fuse our leading fuel cell technologies and create an advanced system that will be both more capable and more affordable."
GM's Project Driveway program, launched in 2007, has accumulated nearly 3 million miles of real-world driving in a fleet of 119 hydrogen-powered vehicles, more than any other automaker.
Honda began leasing of the Honda FCX in 2002 and has deployed 85 units in the U.S. and Japan, including its successor, the FCX Clarity, which was named the 2009 World Green Car. Honda has delivered these vehicles to the hands of customers in the U.S. and collected valuable data concerning real-world use of fuel cell electric vehicles.
As already announced, Honda plans to launch the successor of FCX Clarity in Japan and the United States in 2015, and then in Europe. GM will announce its fuel cell production plans at a later date.
Fuel cell technology addresses many of the major challenges facing automobiles today – petroleum dependency, emissions, efficiency, range and refueling times. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on renewable hydrogen made from sources like wind and biomass. The only emission from fuel cell vehicles is water vapor.