Tag Archives: New

How big tech became the new titan of television

Claire Foy and Matt Smith in a scene from Netflix’s The Crown. The show is nominated for an Emmy for outstanding drama series. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/AP In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, nobody knows anything. But that was before technology companies rolled in sure of one thing: to conquer television you have to spend, spend, spend. The geeks ... Read More »

New music to listen to this week: XamVolo

One of my favourite new artists XamVolo is about to drop his best track to date, so it’s a kick that we get to premiere it today on The Independent.  “Feels Good”, the latest single from the Liverpool-based artist, lays all his jazz-influenced cards on the table and samples a rare version of “Thelonius” by Thelonius Monk. Produced with Paul Phamous [To Pimp A Butterly], it’s a ... Read More »

Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa Said to Be Vulnerable to New ‘Dolphin Attack’

HIGHLIGHTS This hack uses ultrasound frequencies to attack AI assistants Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice are vulnerable to it Researchers advice OEMs to stop supporting frequencies above 20KHz Almost every other day researchers find new hacks to get into your smartphones, gadgets, and smart devices. Now, a group from China’s Zheijiang University have found a new way to ... Read More »

TCA announces new music programme

A new eight-month-long music programme will bring together classical musicians from around the world to perform in Abu Dhabi. Run by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, the season includes the return of the concert series Abu Dhabi Classics (running from October 2017 to May 2018), Umsiyat (January 2018) and performances by students and graduates from Bait Al Oud. “Our Music ... Read More »

Amazon is the new Walmart – and Whole Foods just inherited all of the e-commerce giant’s baggage

Whole Foods got its start as a hippie, natural foods store with a feel-good message. Now, it’s owned by a company that’s giving Walmart a run for its moneyas one of the most disliked companies in retail. On Monday, Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through. And, the e-commerce giant didn’t waste any time inmaking changes. Prices on staples ... Read More »

Advocacy Group ‘Stay Work Play’ Names New Executive Director

Will Stewart arrived in New Hampshire, sight unseen, as a twenty-something in 2004. Now 38, he’s married, bought a home and is raising a child here. In short, it’s exactly the scenario his new employer Stay Work Play wants to duplicate around the state. Stewart will take over as executive director of the non-profit early next month. Stay Work Play ... Read More »

New Fitness App Suggests a Niche Your Small Business Could Help Fill

Imagine a product designed to keep people motivated while working out by giving them incentives to continue. A system called Cycflix does this in a really unique way. It offers motivation and a reward system and includes something people really value — getting their daily dose of Netflix. Ronan Byrne is the creator of Cycflix, which is currently available on Instructables. ... Read More »

New T-Mobile REVVL Smartphone Should Fit Small Business Budget

A smartphone for only $5 per month can give your small business an affordable solution to bring your workforce together, which is what T-Mobile (NYSE:PCS) has done with the REVVL. A Look at the T-Mobile REVVL At only $125, the T-Mobile REVVL is a smartphone with features good enough to perform all basic communication, image capturing, conferencing, and storage functions. And ... Read More »

Google Introduces New Single-Page Website for Business

SEO helps businesses of all kinds optimize their websites to have a presence online. It helps them gain visibility, traffic, and generate leads through business websites that act as a storefront on the web. But what about small businesses? The businesses so small they don’t even need a website? For some small businesses, having a website is more work than it’s worth. For ... Read More »

How long can you live? New study claims human lifespan can exceed 115 years

Have you ever wondered how long can one live? How old was the oldest man on earth? Is there a limit to which human beings can age? These questions often hover in the mind, don’t they? A recent research paper by a team of American researchers claimed that “maximum longevity has hit a ceiling of 114.9 years”. After it garnered ... Read More »