ZTE recently released its Axon M smartphone which features two 5.2-inch displays, which can be used to show separate apps, or work together as a larger tablet display. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s time to deliver’: Samsung boss says firm will FINALLY launch its foldable smartphone later this year
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'We firmly believe that where projects are paid for by the taxpayer, it is just good common sense to maximise the benefits to the UK in terms of jobs, skills and economic growth and the use of UK steel for HS2 will do just this. … [Read more...] about HS2 must be made using BRITISH steel say unions – as ministers dismiss speculation the Chinese state could be called in to build the controversial railway
Exactly how many Brits does it take to make a mobile game the most popular by UK active users on iOS? Hall told the Guardian that Crossy Road “peaked at 2.9 million monthly active users right at the end of February” – although this figure covers the UK and Ireland combined. … [Read more...] about Stop, look, listen … and hop! Mobile game Crossy Road is a hit in the UK
'I never had any ambition to run a pub. I was categorically the most useless landlord in the world and I still am. I have no idea what is going on but I know what is wrong with every other pub, so that's a start. … [Read more...] about Is this Britain’s grumpiest landlord? Pub owner in remote Devon drinking den offers no WiFi, no phone, no television and even makes his customers including Prince Harry and Damien Hirst pull their own pints
"We're like a laboratory for virality. For every campaign we test perhaps 20 different versions of it to see what people want." It tweaks and it tweaks and it tweaks, changing the wording, pictures, call for action, and only then does it send it out on public release. Sam Barratt, Avaaz's head of press, shows me the previous versions of its email about the Burma campaign. "Changing the meme at the top, or the photograph, massively affects the number of clicks. Eighteen versions were tested. People think we just chuck it out there, but there's a huge amount of data sophistry into how we design the campaigns." And, just as Amazon and Google try to predict our behaviour, and adjust their offerings based on our past preferences, so does Avaaz. It uses algorithms to detect things we perhaps don't even know about ourselves. … [Read more...] about Inside Avaaz – can online activism really change the world?