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Google’s Project Soli Lets You Control Devices With a Flick of the Wrist

Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technologies and Projects) division is known for their futuristic creations responsible how Google foresees the future and if you haven’t realized until now, it matters a lot what Google thinks of the next technology wave. They’ve brought us comprehensive modular phones under Project ARA, 3D mapping to handhelds under “Tango”, touch-sensitive fabrics and a whole lot more. However, at this year’s Google I/O, they unveiled something that is going to revolutionize how we actually interact with our devices every day with Project Soli.Google has managed to design astonishingly tiny radar chips that can be directly embedded into devices like a smartwatch or a Bluetooth speaker. What this does is that users will be able to control their gadgets using precise hand gestures without actually touching the display or pressing any button. The smartwatch demo they showcased involved a couple of hand flicks through which the digital watch face could be moved. You can perform …

Patent Shows Samsung’s Plan to let SmartWatch Help You Keep Diet, Exercising, and Sleeping Plans at Check

Do I look fat?” is probably the toughest question to answer when she is actually a little fat. You know the further consequences.People are getting more health conscious than ever before. They’re so much concerned about health that you can find Stay healthy quote written in their New Year resolutions list. Nothing surprising here, but not everyone follows them though.Staying healthy is quite a task now. People curate their exercise plans, diet plans, and use several online resources like EatThisMuch, HealthyEater etc. to stay in shape.Health monitoring devices like smartwatches and fitness tracker bands have pulled many eyes. From counting your steps and calories to heart rate monitoring, these gadgets have gotten really smart over the time. Despite having these many resources, people still fail to follow their self made health plans and leave that New Year resolution eating dust.To keep your feet on the track and help to stay fit, Samsung plans to step further to make the smartest h…

Google’s New Tensor Chip Spells trouble for Other Chip Makers

Google’s I/O this year had us impressed with all the software and the new hardware including the DayDream VR the event was nothing short of a feat. Google as of now has been largely focusing on its Internet products and has been commissioning the manufacturing of its hardware to partners, like in the case of Nexus. However, this is something that is set to change in the near future as Google has announced that it will be readying a new custom-designed chip that would be better able to support all of its future features.Manufacturing a chipset is no easy thing but with the required resources at place the ordeal can be eased out. The new Google Chip will be aimed at offering an enhanced efficiency and also boost the AI capabilities. All the while they also need to take care that the chip is frugal enough despite the fact that it will be performing additional tasks. In all likelihood Google’s features might be tailor made to support only their hardware in which case manufacturers would d…

Moto Z Play and Moto Z Style Details Leaked

Lenovo’s Moto brand is all set to reveal their next generation flagships in June. We’re already getting leaks and rumors regarding how they will set themselves apart this year. Not long ago, the famous Evan Blass “@evleaks” posted a picture which pointed at a modular design approach. However, today we were surprised with some technical specifications for the Moto Z Style (There’s no “X” series anymore) and even Moto Z Play following up from last year.First, let’s talk about the premium Moto Z Style, it will reportedly feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display up front stepping down from 5.7-inch last year, and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820. There will be most probably two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and another with 4GB RAM. Both are expected to sport 32GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it will rock a 13MP rear sensor with laser auto focus and Optical Image Stabilization. Unfortunately, the battery is going to be a disappointing 2600mAh which could become…

LG G5 Goes up for Pre-Order in India for Rs 52,990

LG G5 made its first global presence back in February during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, along with Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. While Samsung went ahead and launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge across the world, it took forever for LG to go beyond select few countries to sell its latest flagship. The LG G5 is finally getting launched in India, and interestingly, the other Korean company has put it on pre-order even before the formal launch. The flagship phone is up for pre-order on Flipkart and is priced at Rs 52,990.Customers who pre-book the LG G5 on Flipkart are eligible to get a free LG Cam Plus companion device. The pre-order is now open and will be available till May 30th 2016. The rumors were that LG would officially launch the G5 in India on June 1, but we still don’t know if the launch day is the same. To make the things a bit complicated, LG requires the customers who pre-order to go fill up this form and upload their invoice in order to claim the free LG Cam Plu…

8 Proven Steps to Create an Unforgettable Domain Name

Will they come back?To be profitable and celebrated, your website needs returning visitors. Now, the content you provide on your site will have the biggest impact on whether or not people return, but there are other factors too. One such factor is your domain name.Have you ever read an article you really liked or found an interesting fact online, and then forgot where you found it? You may try to Google it, but sometimes you just can’t find it again.You don’t want that to happen to your site.You want people to visit your site, be struck by the brand name, and never forget it. This will make all of your promotion a little bit easier.Just think, if you do a great job picking your name, every single thing you do will be a little bit more successful. Pretty exciting, isn’t it?That’s why it’s so important that you take your time, and choose an excellent name for your business.In this guide, I’ll show you:six tactics for a more memorable namea tool to generate additional name ideashow to ch…

Got spam? Google My Business doesn’t care.

Google recently posted a blog article raving about how it tackled webspam in 2015. The numbers were quite impressive. The webspam team handed out more than 4.3 million manual penalties last year, which must have been pretty labor-intensive.If only they applied the same efforts when it comes to Google My Business (GMB).How does something this bad even get published? Currently, the spam situation with GMB is bad. Spam is everywhere — and other than cracking down on the locksmith industry, Google doesn’t seem to be doing much at all about it.Here are the top four ways spam is flooding Google Maps.1. Improper business namesThe Google My Business guidelines state the following with regard to business names:Adding unnecessary information to your name (e.g., “Google Inc. — Mountain View Corporate Headquarters” instead of “Google”) by including marketing taglines, store codes, special characters, hours or closed/open status, phone numbers, website URLs, service/product information, location/ad…

Marketing Day: Yahoo bids coming in low, VR startup Littlstar & B2B lead quality

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Yahoo bids coming in at 50 percent less than expected — [report]
May 20, 2016 by Greg Sterling
The company had been expected to sell for between $4 and $8 billion.Here’s how the presidential email campaigns are shaping up
May 20, 2016 by Barry Levine
Email provider Return Path employed data from a 2.5 million user panel to figure out who is winning this marketing channel.Move over, text ads: How data feeds are driving new search experiences
May 20, 2016 by Christi Olson
Contributor Christi Olson, Search Evangelist at Bing, takes a deeper look at data feeds and their role in search (past, present and future).Disney-backed VR startup Littlstar can map where VR, 360-degree video viewers are looking
May 20, 2016 by Tim Peterson
Littlstar has developed a way to measure where people are looking in a VR experience or 360-degree video and can map those…

Yahoo bids coming in at 50 percent less than expected — [report]

nevodka / Shutterstock.com According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, bids for Yahoo are expected to come in (or came in) at less than the $4 to $8 billion anticipated by many analysts. Instead they are more likely in the range of $2 billion to $3 billion according to the article:Bidders have lowered their expected prices following weeks of sale presentations by Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer at the company’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters and its disclosure of data that detailed the company’s flagging prospects.Verizon is still the favorite to win the bidding but the WSJ article identifies a number of other suitors in the mix, including TPG, Bain Capital, Dan Gilbert (founder of Quicken Loans, possibly backed by Warren Buffett), Vista Equity Partners and one or two others.The article attributes the lower bid prices to disappointing first quarter financial results and the perception that Yahoo’s core business continues to deteriorate. It adds that “buyers have in recent we…

Here’s how the presidential email campaigns are shaping up

There is now data to confirm that Donald Trump’s is the smallest.Email list size, that is.That’s according to email marketing and data provider Return Path, based on its opt-in panel of more than 2.5 million email recipients. This week, the company launched a website based on this data, called Email for President.It looks at the email campaigns of the three remaining presidential candidates — Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Users can select and compare email list size, emails opens, deletes without opening, spam rate, and marked as spam. The resulting graphs are measured against industry benchmarks. The site will be updated with other features throughout the campaign, such as emails relating to the chosen vice presidential candidates.In the case of email list size, Sanders’ is about 5.5 times larger than Trump’s, while Clinton’s is about 5.3 times. Return Path Senior Director of Research Tom Sather told me that Clinton’s list size had a considerable lead until Febru…