If the airport isn't already hectic enough, people will have to walk through thermal corridors, which are designed to track if a person is lying or under high levels of stress, which could potentially mean they are up to something. Within the next five to seven years, IATA says they will have them installed in airports around the world. The blue corridor will function as an ID scan and the yellow corridor will scan the eyes of travelers for other purposes. A rumor has spread that there is one being tested at an airport in the UK, but there is no further information on which exact airport. The serious of detectors are called " Checkpoint of the Future."
iPhone's have become the backbone for hands on technology. People use their iPhones for just about anything and taking photos is one of the biggest accessories included on the phone. With almost perfect capture ability, the iPhone camera is a consumers fav. The iPhone Lens Dial, which cost about $250, is a attachment device that contains 3 lenses used for a variety of photo shooting purposes. The dial includes a 0.33x fisheye, a 0.7x wide-angle and a 1.5x telephoto lens.
Everything is about perception along with access. People don't like to read, nor do they have the patience to go on research rampages. Ritornell teams with Katherine Hölzl to create a music box. Special business cards are engraved with specific notes that can be read when fed through the music box. Although this might not seem super exciting, it could really change how musicians deliver their work and receive feedback. As musicians are in constant struggle, music box business cards could hopefully bring positivity to those who only have their music to speak for.
In Living Color was an extraordinary, yet comedic sitcom in the 90's, which had got a lot of A list comedians and actors their stratum. Luckily for the generation who hadn't gotten the chance to tune in, In Living Color will he airing in the spring of 2012. The original producer Keenan Ivory Wayans will be hosting the new show. There has yet to be specific days and times when the show will air, but as of now people who loved and grew up on ln Living Color can now hopefully bring back some precious memories from the 90's era.
According to an article on CNN, Apple is dropping prices for the Black Friday "Holiday" sale. Its unclear if the sale will be in effect in Apple stores, but the online store is definitely offering Apple product users some very good deals. Given that Apple products are some of the most consumed within the technological world, people will be going hay wire for it. However, 9to5Mac, which is a blogging and information site for Apple products leaked the information without confirmation from Apple itself. So as of now this is just a rumor that has some truth to it because Apple's spokesman refused to comment on the situation. Good Luck Apple users!
"Our Day Will Come" is the first song of Amy Winehouse's posthumous album titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. The album is set to release December 5, 2011. Prior to her passing, which was only a few months ago, "Our Day Will Come," seems like a reflection of where her mind was before she unfortunately died. A very soulful singer whose music will be missed. (Source: The Hairpin)
The markets biggest booster is of course social media sites, which give people easy access to vital information however, effectively spreading your content is the key to keeping your company above the social media normality realm. The CEO and founder of Buddy Media, Michael Lazerow, explains how to viewer and consumer outreach percentages by following a few important steps.
These days Facebook is the key for finding information and voicing opinions on certain topics. With politics being on the forefront more now than ever, a study found that Facebook users take up a lot of time talking about politics and mentioning their opinions who who they deem right or wrong.
A mysterious invitation was sent from Spotify inviting a few guest to its Nov. 30th press event in New York. Not mysterious in regards to what it is, but in regards to an unannounced public upgrade on its new software. Apple and Google have both recently upgraded their musical access software and now Spotify is right behind them. WIth talk of adding additional features such as a store and iPad apps, Spotify is ready to release its new software in hopes that it can stat afloat with its competitors.
With everything going digital on top of the plummeting economy, magazine companies are beginning to feel the wrath of low ad sales in their current issues of publishing. Companies are cutting back on ad purchasing for economic and social media involvement reasons, which cant necessary be controlled by magazine publishing companies.
Arik Hanson, an occasional writer for the PR Daily, asked 3 specific questions to a variety of PR reps on what they desire from their PR agents. Today, PR agents are in high demand because of the super fast paced movement of the ever so gravitating social media world. Most reps agreed that writing, mastery of digital content display and proper communication skills through different sources are some very important skills that PR agents should possess along with a few other things. PR agents are pivotal keys to mending companies and people to their desired target markets.
People usually find themselves following the wrong people on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and its not because who their looking for is hard to find, its because people are not following who they need to be. Prolphiq which is a new search engine and tool, helps people find the right ones to follow and connect with on social media sites. Currently under private beta testing, people are however allowed to register to gain access before its official launch. Proliphiq provides users with their own personal pages so that they can save, organize and back track all of their information.
According to a study conducted by BrightEdge, the top one hundred brands such as McDonalds, Verizon and Coke use Google+ pages to boost networking and online presence. While about 94% of these companies have Facebook pages and etc..., at least 61% of these top 100 companies created Google+ pages in its first week of being available. Although the outcome was much slower than that of Facebook, over time, consumers slowly but gradually began using Google+ for information instead of Facebook.
For the fashion world, which is of course separated by designer and price, the inevitable has been in effect for the past few years as high fashion designers have been creating collections for stores, which are known as "Cheap but chic." Versace released its collection in H&M Thursday, which was highly anticipated just as the Missoni collection was at Target. According to the NY Times, when high fashion designers merge with lower priced retail stores such as Target and H&M, it actually provides an economic boost, given that people who want high fashion, just cant simply afford it so when it is released at a lower price and becomes accessible in close to home stores, people buy it.
Black Friday is probably one of the most hectic days for employees who are required to work while the rest of America bombards through doors in hopes of that on time a year discount. This year major stores are opening the night of Thanksgiving, which has sparked an employee petition. But besides that, why are these stores in such a rush to be the best when consumers can just go online without the Black Friday hassle and shop? With everything being accessible online and via mobile devices, retailers are expected to have somewhat of a 50/50 outcome. If people can avoid the non-sense associated with Black Friday, they will and online shopping is the key. Hopefully retailers learn from this year, so next year employees can enjoy that very small time with their family and friends.
Today Google launched Google Music, which allows people to explore the site while having access to their musical library. Google users can now download music and easily transfer their purchases to their mobile devices that are android operated. Similar to the gmail log in page, Google users log in with their already existing gmail username and password. Subscribers are also given the option to include and add already existing music from services such as iTunes and Windows Media Player. Geared by Android, Google Music is another portal for people to easily explore and gain access to music.
Today was the release date for the new and improved Kindle, Kindle Fire. Consumers who have already purchased the device, claim it works like a charm. Without the staggering prices of Apple's iPad, Kindle Fire serves it's purpose on multiple levels so, consumers are super excited that the Kindle Fire is selling at a set price of $199. With money being proportionally scarce these days, Kindle Fire provides an economic friendly price, which people find extremely helpful. The most reported comment regarding it's price, is just a small part of why folks are gravitating to this device. Along with a very extensive list of awesome features, the Kindle Fire is a touch screen device, which will definitely give products alike a run for their money.
For the first time ever, Twitter will be airing the season premeire of Sundance's hit show Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys.The show will be aired via Twitter tonight only. The remainder of the show will be aired Friday's on Sundance. The purpose of launching the season premeire via Twitter is to gain awarness and increase its viewer ratings. Here is the article:
The network is offering the first episode to users via a TwitVid embed beginning today. The show will make its traditional broadcast premiere on Friday.
This is the first time that Twitter has been used as a television distribution platform. In March, Paramount released the first trailer for its summer thriller Super 8 on Twitter.
Just as networks frequently offer early episodes of new TV shows using iTunes or the web, releasing a show using Twitter is as much about building word-of-mouth interest and increasing exposure as it is a pure promotional exercise.
For a show like Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, this tactic is also about leveraging the show’s strengths. It has already amassed a big social following — with more than 200,000 fans on Facebook.
Sarah Barnett, general manager and EVP at Sundance Channel, told us, “We want the show to get exposure to as many people as possible. Increasingly our viewers turn to social media to get their information and to discover new shows.”
For Twitter, this sort of experiment gives the platform more credibility as a media platform, rather than just a messaging system. Twitter’s Adam Bain told us, “Sundance Channel is taking a savvy approach to sharing exclusive content like this on Twitter. It’s a great way to reward their followers and drive word of mouth about the series, and is a strategy that other networks can emulate.”
Sundance Channel will also be leveraging second screen experiences with the broadcast version of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. Starting this Thursday, viewers can access a second screen experience app usingFacebook or SundanceChannel.com. This experience is akin to many other tablet-based second screen apps in that it uses audio-syncing from the program to display pertinent information about the show. Sundance worked with ClipSync on the app, which will include real-time chat, polls, quizzes and other information abut the show."
Usually folks would have to choose between At&t, Sprint or Verizon to obtain an iphone, not anymore. Apple is now offering the iPhone 4s contract free to people who cant decide on which carrier to choose or if they dont want a commit to a set contract. Here is the article:
You can't expect to see one for "one to two weeks," but those hellbent on holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S here in the US of A can finally snag one without jetting off to Australia (among other places). Nearly five months to the day after Apple started selling the iPhone 4 in unlocked fashion in the States, the iPhone 4S is joining the club, with a 16GB model going for $649, a 32GB model for $749 and a 64GB variant for $849. Just so you're aware, the unlocked phone enables you to use any micro-SIM from any GSM carrier worldwide, but it won't play nice with CDMA carriers "such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint." And yes, both the black and white versions are up for order. Hit the source link to part ways with your chosen amount of cash.
Everyone and everything is going digital. Entrepreneurs in the digital world have to keep up with todays moving technological outburst. Digital entrepreneur Tom Grasty, gives lessons on how to stay afloat in this vast world of technological innovation. This is one of ten videos, which Grasty shares a few important tips.
Sponsored by Ericsson, this mini documentary explores the lives of internet innovators and how only a few years ago, they struggled to keep their now booming businesses afloat. On the Brink also explores connectivity and how change has occurred over years as more and more people became accessible to the internet.
he Regeneration Music project will redefine how music is listened to in today’s society. While most genres of music are created for that particular sound, The Re-generation project will incorporate a variety of genres by paring a DJ with an artist to merge and create new sounds.
The latest trend of “branded content” is moving full steam ahead. And now big companies are taking the concept to another level by curating their own network, like McDonald’s with McTV. The network will feature local news and programming tailored for specific communities. McTV, available in HD with offer news, sports, weather and special interest stories targeted to their dine-in customers.
“iCloud is so much more than a hard drive in the sky. It makes it quick and effortless to access just about everything on the devices you use every day. iCloud automatically and securely stores your content so it's always available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. It gives you access to your music, apps, latest photos, and more from whichever device you happen to be using. And it keeps your email, contacts, and calendars up to date across all your devices. No syncing required. No management required. In fact, no anything required. iCloud does it all for you.”
In June of 2011, Steve Jobs presented the iCloud to Cnet. The purpose of his presentation was to introduce the iCloud, which is an integrating system automatically syncing any and all information between all of your apple devices. Any information stored on your iPhone or any other device, can be automatically transported to your iPad, iPod, Apple PC or Mac and vice versa.
We know the announcement of iCloud is old news now. But every now and then, we have to post a Steve Jobs video simply because we miss him. #RIPSteveJobs #iSad
Speaking of Steve Jobs...On Wednesday night, PBS will aired a full-length documentary titled One Last Thing on the life and accomplishments of Steve Jobs.
We watched it and here's what Remix has to say:
We laughed, we cried, we smiled. This was a amazing account of some unreleased footage of Steve Jobs. Most commentary was provided by AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg, a well known and respected tech journalist, and a close friend of Steve. One Last Thing painted a true picture of Jobs. The good, the bad and the ugly. No matter how people felt about him, there is no denying that Steve Jobs revolutionized consumer technology and change computing, music, motion pictures and telecommunications.
Twitter launches Twitter Stories (http://stories.twitter.com/). This is further proof that engaging your audience is the most honest way to gain exposure. Give your followers a platform to be heard and they’ll be your fans for life. #ClientAdvice