After seven years in a military prison, Manning was free on May 17th. And over the last few days, her social media posts have been reminding us of the good old internet, before logging on meant bracing yourself for news of the next disaster.
Researchers from Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station have developed a two-lensed camera that sticks to the backs of filter-feeding whales with suction cups. The new device has been used to capture unprecedented footage of whales in action, and it’s offering new insights into the feeding and swimming behaviors of these aquatic beasts.
Or, at least, Star Trek Beyond is presenting it like it’s not a big deal and praying fans follow suit.
Worldwide, smartphone makers shipped a total of 334.9 million devices in the first quarter of 2016, according to market research firm IDC. The post It’s Official: The Smartphone Market Has Gone Flat appeared first on WIRED.
Likely, you’ve heard of Apple CarPlay by now: It’s the software that allows you to project a version — albeit limited — of your iPhone’s iOS onto your car’s in-dash screen. However, unless you have a brand-new car, you probably haven’t had a chance to play with it. That’s because very few cars sold before 2016 were offered with CarPlay.
Now that automakers are fully geared up and rolling out 2016 model year cars onto the streets, CarPlay is spreading further every day. Moreover, with a few months of CarPlay at our backs, carmakers have had a chance to respond with better systems of their own. Read more…
More about Apple, Reviews, Cars, Tech, and Transportation
Twitter is looking at possibly letting users add quick polls to their tweets. A company spokesperson confirmed the move in a statement to VentureBeat saying, “We’re experimenting with a new way to poll users on Twitter.”
Right now, it looks like polls are only visible on Twitter’s mobile apps and website, but not on desktop applications like TweetDeck. There’s no indication of whether this capability will be rolled out to the rest of the 316 million monthly active users, as it’s an experiment that could wind up being shelved.
This isn’t the first time that Twitter has rolled out polls on its communications service. Previously, companies were able to poll their followers through custom card polls. In 2014, Twitter revealed that it was testing out a feature that would enable native ads for publishers. Today’s sightings may hint that these could be rolled out to a wider audience.
From what we’ve seen, all polls have a 24-hour time limit on them.
While Twitter declined to provide more information, a quick query on the site showed that at least Twitter employees and also some verified profiles, including those in the media and in sports, have access to embed these polls.
Powered by VBProfiles