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If you're nervous about public speaking, you're not alone—it's so common a fear that it even has its own name: Glossophobia. A 2013 StatisticBrain survey found that 74 percent of adults have anxiety about speaking in public.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 02:36

Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity

Even amid a year of disheartening political news, 2016 brought a number of advancements that are changing the global tech terrain

2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity.

Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity.

For this “2017 Kick-Off” blog, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and categorized them into the top 10 tech trends changing our world.

I’m blown away by how palpable the feeling of exponential change has become.

I’m also certain that 99.999 percent of humanity doesn’t understand or appreciate the ramifications of what is coming.

In this blog, enjoy the top 10 tech trends of the past 12 months and why they are important to you.

(NOTE: at the end of this blog, I provide a detailed reference for all of the new items below).

Let’s dive in…

1. We are hyper-connecting the world

In 2010, 1.8 billion people were connected. Today, that number is about 3 billion, and by 2022 – 2025, that number will expand to include every human on the planet, approaching 8 billion humans.

Unlike when I was connected 20 years ago at 9,600 baud via AOL, the world today is coming online at 1 megabit per second or greater, with access to the world’s information on Google, access to the world’s products on Amazon, access to massive computing power on AWS and artificial intelligence with Watson… not to mention crowdfunding for capital and crowdsourcing for expertise.

Looking back at 2016, you can feel the acceleration. Here are seven stories that highlight the major advances in our race for global connectivity:

a) Google’s 5G Solar Drones Internet Service: Project Skybender is Google’s secretive 5G Internet drone initiative. News broke this year that they have been testing these solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico to explore ways to deliver high-speed Internet from the air. Their purported millimeter wave technology could deliver data from drones up to 40 times faster than 4G.

b) Facebook’s Solar Drone Internet Service: Even before Google, Facebook has been experimenting with a solar-powered drone, also for the express purpose of providing Internet to billions. The drone has the wingspan of an airliner and flies with roughly the power of three blowdryers.

c) ViaSat Plans 1 Terabit Internet Service: ViaSat, a U.S.-based satellite company, has teamed up with Boeing to launch three satellites to provide 1 terabit-per-second Internet connections to remote areas, aircraft and maritime vehicles. ViaSat is scheduled to launch its satellite ViaSat2 in early 2017.

d) OneWeb Raises $1.2B for 900 Satellite Constellation: An ambitious low-Earth Orbit satellite system proposed by my friends Greg Wyler, Paul Jacobs and Richard Branson just closed $1.2 billion in financing. This 900-satellite system will offer global Internet services as soon as 2019.

e) Musk Announces 4,425 Internet Satellite System: Perhaps the most ambitious plan for global Internet domination was proposed this year by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, with plans for SpaceX to deploy a 4,425 low-Earth orbit satellite system to blanket the entire planet in broadband.

2. Solar/Renewables cheaper than coal

We’ve just exceeded a historic inflection point. 2016 was the year solar and renewable energy became cheaper than coal.

In December, the World Economic Forum reported that solar and wind energy is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in more than 30 countries.

“As prices for solar and wind power continue their precipitous fall, two-thirds of all nations will reach the point known as “grid parity” within a few years, even without subsidies,” they added.

This is one of the most important developments in the history of humanity, and this year marked a number of major milestones for renewable energy.

Here’s 10 data points (stories) I’ve hand-picked to hammer home the historic nature of this 2016 achievement.

a) 25 percent of the world’s power comes from renewables: REN21, a global renewable energy policy network, published a report showing that a quarter of the world’s power now comes from renewable energy. International investment in renewable energy reached $286 billion last year (with solar accounting for over $160b of this), and it’s accelerating.

b) In India, solar is now cheaper than coal: An amazing milestone indeed, and India is now on track to deploy >100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022.

c) The UK is generating more energy from solar than coal: For the first time in history, this year the U.K. has produced an estimated 6,964 GWh of electricity from solar cells, 10 percent higher than the 6,342 GWh generated by coal.

d) Coal plants being replaced by solar farms: The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, once North America’s largest coal plant, will be turned into a solar farm.

e) Coal will never recover: The coal industry, once the backbone of U.S. energy, is fading fast on account of renewables like solar and wind. Official and expert reports now state that it will never recover (e.g. coal power generation in Texas is down from 39 percent in early 2015 to 24.8 percent in May 2016).

f) Scotland generated 106 percent energy from wind: This year, high winds boosted renewable energy output to provide 106 percent of Scotland’s electricity needs for a day.

g) Costa Rica ran on renewables for 2+ months: The country ran on 100 percent renewable energy for 76 days.

h) Google to run 100 percent on renewable energy: Google has announced its entire global business will be powered by renewable energy in 2017.

i) City of Las Vegas meets goal of 100 percent power by renewables: Las Vegas’s city government now runs entirely on renewable energy.

j) Tesla’s Gigafactory: Tesla’s $5 billion structure in Nevada will produce 500,000 lithium ion batteries annually and Tesla’s Model III vehicle. It is now over 30 percent complete… the 10 million square foot structure is set to be done by 2020. Musk projected that a total of 100 Gigafactories could provide enough storage capacity to run the entire planet on renewables.

3. Glimpsing the end of cancer and disease

Though it may seem hard to believe, the end of cancer and disease is near.

Scientists and researchers have been working diligently to find novel approaches to combating these diseases, and 2016 saw some extraordinary progress in this regard.

Here are my top 10 picks that give me great faith about our abilities to cure cancer and most diseases:

a) Cancer immunotherapy makes strides (extraordinary results): Immunotherapy involves using a patient’s own immune system (in this case, T cells) to fight cancer. Doctors remove immune cells from patients, tag them with “receptor” molecules that target the specific cancer, and then infuse the cells back in the body. During the study, 94 percent of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) saw symptoms vanish completely. Patients with other blood cancers had response rates greater than 80 percent, and more than half experienced complete remission.

b) In China, CRISPR/Cas9 used in first human trial: A team of scientists in China (Sichuan University) became the first to treat a human patient with an aggressive form of lung cancer with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique.

c) NIH approves human trials using CRISPR: A team of physicians at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine had their project of modifying the immune cells of 18 different cancer patients with the CRISPR-Cas9 system approved by the National Institute of Health. Results are TBD.

d) Giant Leap in treatment of diabetes from Harvard: For the first time, Harvard stem cell researchers created “insulin producing” islet cells to cure diabetes in mice. This offers a promising cure in humans as well.

e) HIV genes cut out of live animals using CRISPR: Scientists at the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at Temple University were able to successfully cut out the HIV genes from live animals, and they had over a 50 percent success rate.

f) New treatment causes HIV infected cells to vanish: A team of scientists in the U.K. discovered a new treatment for HIV. The patient was treated with vaccines that helped the body recognize the HIV-infected cells. Then, the drug Vorinostat was administered to activate the dormant cells so they could be spotted by the immune system.

g) CRISPR cures mice of Sickle Cell Disease: CRISPR was used to completely cure sickle cell by editing the errant DNA sequence in mice. The treatment may soon be used to cure this disease, which affects about 100,000 Americans.

h) Eradicating Measles (in the U.S.): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that after 50 years, they have successfully eradicated measles in the U.S. This is one of the most contagious diseases around the world.

i) New Ebola vaccine proved to be 100 percent effective: None of the nearly 6,000 individuals vaccinated with rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea, a country with more than 3,000 confirmed cases of Ebola, showed any signs of contracting the disease.

j) Eradicating Polio: The World Health Organization has announced that it expects to fully eradicate polio worldwide by Early 2017.

4. Progress on extending human life

I am personally convinced that we are on the verge of significantly impacting human longevity. At a minimum, making “100 years old the new 60,” as we say at Human Longevity Inc.

This year, hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into research initiatives and companies focused on extending life.

Here are five of the top stories from 2016 in longevity research:

a) 400-Year-old shark discovered: A Greenland shark that could have been over 400 years old was discovered this year, making the species the longest-lived vertebrate in the world.

b) Genetically reversing aging: With an experiment that replicated stem cell-like conditions, Salk Institute researchers made human skin cells in a dish look and behave young again, and mice with premature aging disease were rejuvenated with a 30 percent increase in lifespan. The Salk Institute expects to see this work in human trials in less than 10 years.

c) 25 percent life extension based on removal of senescent cells: Published in the medical journal Nature, cell biologists Darren Baker and Jan van Deursen have found that systematically removing a category of living, stagnant cells can extend the life of mice by 25 percent.

d) Funding for anti-aging startups: Jeff Bezos and the Mayo Clinic-backed Anti-Aging Startup Unity Biotechnology with $116 million. The company will focus on medicines to slow the effects of age-related diseases by removing senescent cells (as mentioned in the article above).

e) Young blood experiments show promising results for longevity: Sakura Minami and her colleagues at Alkahest, a company specializing in blood-derived therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, have found that simply injecting older mice with the plasma of young humans twice a week improved the mice’s cognitive functions as well as their physical performance. This practice has seen a 30 percent increase in lifespan, and increase in muscle tissue and cognitive function.

5. Amazing successes with stem cells

I’ve increasingly become confident and passionate about stem cells, the regenerative engine of the body, to help cure disease and extend the healthy human lifespan. I previously wrote about stem cells and the incredible work from Dr. Robert (Bob) Hariri here.

Below are my top three stories demonstrating the incredible research and implications for stem cells in 2016:

a) Stem cells able to grow new human eyes: Biologists led by Kohji Nishida at Osaka University in Japan have discovered a new way to nurture and grow the tissues that make up the human eyeball. The scientists are able to grow retinas, corneas, the eye’s lens, and more using only a small sample of adult skin.

b) Stem cell injections help stroke victims walk again: In a study out of Stanford, of 18 stroke victims who agreed to stem cells treatments, seven of them showed remarkable motor function improvements. This treatment could work for other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

c) Stem cells help paralyzed victim gain use of arms: Doctors from the USC Neurorestoration Center and Keck Medicine of USC injected stem cells into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed 21-year-old man. Three months later, he showed dramatic improvement in sensation and movement of both arms.

6. The Year of Autonomous Vehicles

2016 was definitely the year of the autonomous vehicle.

As Google, Tesla and Uber lead the charge, almost every major car company is investing heavily in autonomy.

This will be one of the defining technology developments of the decade ― soon we may well look back in shock that we ever let humans drive cars on their own…

In looking back at the last 12 months, here are the top nine developments in self-driving cars:

a) Autonomous Uber operational in Pittsburgh: Uber’s self-driving autonomous cars began picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this year. They also attempted a rollout in San Francisco.

b) Uber’s self-driving trucks made a delivery of 50,000 beers: This year, Uber acquired autonomous truck company Otto, and the retrofitted 18-wheeler made its first delivery… 50,000 cans of Budweiser.

c) Every Tesla Will Be Fully Autonomous in 2017: Elon Musk announced that all new Tesla cars will have Level 5 autonomy. This means that by 2017, Tesla cars will be fully capable of driving themselves with zero interaction from a human driver.

d) Ford targets 2021 for autonomous vehicle release: Ford announces intention to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing in 2021.

e) GM’s first fully autonomous car: The company plans to bring its fully electric self-driving cars to the masses by launching its first driverless cars on Lyft.

f) Google creates Waymo to support self-driving car technology: Google spun out its self-driving car unit as its own separate entity called Waymo.

g) Google plans ride-sharing service with Chrysler: Google will deploy a semi-autonomous version of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan by as soon as the end of 2017.

h) Autonomy will kill car ownership: A former Tesla and BMW exec said that self-driving cars would start to kill car ownership in just five years. John Zimmer, the cofounder and president of Lyft, said in September that car ownership would “all but end” in cities by 2025.

i) Self-Driving Tractors Hit Farms: The self-driving tractors can deliver faster, more precise results than their human-controlled counterparts.

7. Here Come Drones and Flying Cars

Quadcopters and multicopters big and small made huge strides in 2016.

We are headed towards a world where autonomous drones will image the world at millimeter resolution, deliver products and packages, and transport humans to remote areas that were previously inaccessible by roads.

Here were the top six drone and “flying car” developments this year:

a) Amazon Prime Air Made Its First Delivery: Amazon’s drone delivery program “Prime Air” made its first delivery in the U.K. this year. Expect a much bigger rollout in 2017.

b) The 7-11 convenience store leads: Convenience store 7-11 made 77 drone deliveries this year, beating Amazon by a long shot.

c) Mercedes commits $500M to drone delivery: Mercedes-Benz vans and drone tech startup Matternet have created a concept car called a Vision Van. The van’s rooftop serves as a launch and landing pad for Matternet’s new M2 drones.

d) Larry Page funding flying cars: Reports this year suggest Google cofounder Larry Page has been personally funding a pair of startups devoted to creating flying cars. He has purportedly put over $100 million into the ventures.

e) 1,000 organ transplant deliveries from drone ordered: Last year we saw Chinese company eHang announce the first human-carrying drone. Recently, United Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt announced a deal to fund 1,000 retrofitted eHang drones to provide organ deliveries to transplant patients, as part of Rothblatt’s Manufactured Organ Transport Helicopter (MOTH) system.

f) Uber launched its Elevate program: Global transportation giant Uber announced its plans to enter the “flying car” service arena by publishing a massive whitepaper this year detailing its plan to launch an “on demand aviation” service called Uber Elevate.

8. The March of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important technology humanity will ever develop. I believe AI is a massive opportunity for humanity, not a threat.

Broadly, AI is the ability of a computer to understand your question, to search its vast memory banks, and to give you the best, most accurate answer.

AI will also help humanity fundamentally solve its grandest challenges.

You may think of early versions of AI as Siri on your iPhone, or IBM’s Watson supercomputer, but what is coming is truly awesome.

Here are 10 of the most important stories for the past year:

a) NVIDIA revealed a deep-learning computer chipset: The Tesla P100, Nvidia’s newly announced 15-billion-transistor chip, is designed specifically for deep-learning A.I. technology. Hardware advances like this are rapidly accelerating AI developments.

b) $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE: The XPRIZE Foundation and IBM Watson, in partnership with TED, announced a $5M purse for the team able to develop an AI that can collaborate with humans to solve grand challenges. The top three teams will compete on the TED stage in the spring of 2020.

c) AIs can read your lips: A new AI lip reader out of Oxford called LipNet was built to process whole sentences at a time. LipNet was 1.78 times more accurate than human lip readers in translating the same sentences.

d) AI’s predict election better than humans: MogIA, an AI system developed by an Indian startup, correctly predicted the outcome of this year’s elections. It based its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter and YouTube.

e) AI System beats 500-to-1 odds, predicts the Kentucky Derby trifecta: A startup called Unanimous AI built a swarm system in which individuals within a group influence each other’s decision making. The swarm correctly predicted the top four finishers – known as a superfecta – beating 540 to 1 odds.

f) Microsoft speech recognition tech scores better than humans: Microsoft’s new speech recognition technology is able to transcribe conversational speech as well as (or even better than) humans. The technology scored a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent.

g) AI-Written novel passes first round of literary award: Titled ‘The Day A Computer Writes A Novel,’ the short story was a team effort between human authors, led by Hitoshi Matsubara from the Future University Hakodate, and, well, a computer.

h) AI saves woman’s life: Reports assert that Japanese doctors have, for the first time in history, used artificial intelligence from IBM’s Watson system to detect a rare type of leukemia, helping to save a patient’s life.

i) AI’s beat human pilot in air combat: Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee recently went up against ALPHA, an artificial intelligence developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate in a high-fidelity air combat simulator. The Colonel lost to the AI.

j) Deep Mind beats world’s GO champion: The Go-playing AI “AlphaGo” from Google’s DeepMind beat the reigning Go world champion, winning the five-game series 4-1 overall. This is a major achievement in the field of AI and deep learning.

9. Physics & Exploration

This year saw a number of fundamental achievements in physics, as well as a number of notable discoveries in our quest to explore the cosmos.

Here are the top three stories for your consideration:

a) Gravitational Waves Confirmed: After decades of searching, scientists have succeeded in detecting gravitational waves from the violent merger of two massive black holes.

b) Evidence found for “Planet Nine”: This year, more evidence arose suggesting there is, in fact, another giant, icy planet circling at the edges of our solar system.

c) Earth-size planet around Proxima Centauri: A new planet that bears striking similarities to our own planet prompts remarkable inroads into the study of space. This also brings a new area to search for the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

10. Conquest of Commercial Space

We are living during the birth of the commercial space era, driven by passionate billionaire backers.

Companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Planetary Resources and various teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE are building commercial rockets and spacecraft to explore the cosmos.

It is an incredibly exciting time for commercial space – here are the top four developments from the past 12 months.

a) Bezos announced ‘New Glenn’: Jeff Bezos announced a massive new reusable rocket family in development for his private spaceflight company Blue Origin. The rocket, called New Glenn, will be used to launch satellites and people into space, according to Bezos.

b) Four companies sign private contracts to fly to moon in 2017: The teams are competing to win the $20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE to become to the first private team to land a spacecraft on the moon. The companies are: Moon Express, SpaceIL, Synergy Moon and Team-Indus.

c) Musk announces Mars plans: SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he will put a person on Mars by 2025. There are four key things we will need to get there: full reusability, refueling in orbit, propellant production on Mars, and a propellant that works.

d) Breakthrough Starshot Project targets interstellar travel: Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced their collaborative venture “Breakthrough Starshot” — a $100 million attempt to make an interstellar starship.

What a past 12 months!

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Source: This article was published huffingtonpost.com By Peter Diamandis

56 percent of consumers select a business if it has positive reviews/ratings in the local pack, writes Sherry Bonelli. And that's just the beginning.

Over the past few years the topic of reputation marketing has really taken off. Many businesses are finally starting to realize that getting online reviews from happy customers has many benefits – and that list of benefits keeps growing.

Ever since Google started showing those little stars in search engine results pages (SERPs), people started to take notice – consumers and business owners. Businesses began to ask themselves: Does my business have any online reviews? How many reviews are online about my company, products, services – or even my staff/team? What are my customers saying about us – is it good or bad? What is my company’s overall star rating on Google My Business, Yelp and other popular online review sites?

And these reviews – or lack of reviews – show up front-and-center for all to see (especially potential customers) whenever someone does a search for a local business or industry on Google. Seeing those stars and reading the various online reviews make it easier for consumers to quickly compare competitors, get a feel for whether a business can be trusted and if their products or services are bad, ho-hum, good, great or awesome! (Okay. “Awesome” isn’t really a choice when leaving online reviews, but ‘Awesome’ would be a 5-star review in my opinion….)

Reading online reviews has organically become part of the customer’s buying process. In fact, 56 percent of consumers select a business if it has positive ratings/reviews in the Google Local Pack:

When Google began showing third-party reviews in September 2016, that’s when the industry really stopped in their tracks and sat up straight in their seats and took notice.

Displaying these third-party reviews on Google showed all of us just how important Googlethinks reviews are to the overall “healthiness” of a website. And unlike many review sites (e.g. Yelp), Google actually encourages businesses to ask customers for reviews.

In fact, Google just started sending out printed handouts to Google’s Get Your Business Online (GYBO) partners for them to distribute to workshop participants. One side of the handout is only about how businesses can “connect with customers through reviews”:

In my opinion, this innocent looking little piece of paper is signficiant – probably moresignificant than it seems at the outset. Since Google took the time to design, print and paid to send out these flyers to GYBO partners to pass out at their local workshops, it means that Google thinks reviews are important – and you should, too!

So if you own a business, you should train your team how to ask for an online review — because 7 out of 10 customers will leave a review if they’re simply asked. That makes it simple; right?

Now Is The Time To Get Reviews For Your Business

The social proof in reviews and star ratings helps shoppers shortcut their research and make decisions faster and with greater confidence than ever before. A positive reputation is one of the most powerful assets a business has, and those 5-star reviews can help influence new customers to buy from you.

According to BrightLocal’s latest Local Consumer Review Survey91% of consumers actively read online business reviews. This means more and more people are searching for and reading reviews on a regular basis. Consumers are proactively looking for reviews – which is great for businesses that have a positive online reputation.

A positive reputation can do so much for a company. Here are five reasons why proactively getting 5-star reviews can help your business.

1.Rank Your Business Higher On Search Engine Results

Reviews and ratings help a business rank higher on the search engines. Two recent studies by Moz and The Local SEO Guide show the ranking factors that influence local search rankings. They both found that online reviews can help a website rank higher in the Google Local 3-Pack and in organic local search results.

If a local business wants to rank higher on Google, having reviews is the fifth top ranking factor to getting a business listed on Google’s Local 3-Pack. So if you want to try and rank higher on Google, start getting those reviews!

2.Reviews Improve Click-Through Rates

One of your main goals as a business is to get searchers to click on your link when you show up in the search engines. A recent study showed that 56 percent of consumers click on businesses that have online reviews:

Star ratings in the Local Pack results generate higher CTR than organic search results. In this study, it was also discovered that showing a positive star rating of 3+ stars has a positive impact on click-through rates. The higher the star rating the more clicks a search listing received from Google’s Local Pack.

It’s simple: Negative ratings reduce clicks and positive ratings increase clicks.

3. Positive Reviews Build Trust With Potential Customers

Almost 9 out of 10 consumers determine whether or not they can trust a business after reading 10 reviews. But don’t just stop with ten reviews! Getting online reviews must be an ongoing process for your business and should be built into your selling and follow-up sales processes. Ask your customers for a review when they’re at their happiest moment in the buying process.

Did they just buy a new car and they have the keys to their shiny new car in their hands? Ask to take a picture of them in front of their new vehicle to post on your social media page – and ask for a review before they drive off. Did your customer just get a relaxing massage that made them feel amazing? Ask for a review as you’re checking them out. If you sell a product like hearing aids, wait an appropriate amount of time for your new patient to get used to their hearing device and then email them or send them a postcard thanking them for their business and giving them direct links to a few of your review site listings that they can leave feedback on.

You can never have too many reviews. Remember, just like SEO and other digital marketing strategies, your competitors are going to try and one-up you. They are always going to try to get one more review than you! Keep going…Push forward.

Research has also shown that 8 out of 10 consumers trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. What does that mean to you? If you think getting personal one-on-one referrals are good, just think about how much more leverage and power you’ll have when you get hundreds (or thousands) of people reading those online “referrals”? The power is endless!

4. Improves Landing Page Conversions

In digital marketing you’re always trying to get better conversion rates — more clicks on your organic rankings, more clicks on your paid-for ads, enticing potential buyers to click on a link to a product page in a blog post you wrote, etc.

A recent survey was done to see how promoting a 5-star reputation impacts landing page conversions.

In this study, 6,283 North American consumers were surveyed and asked to imagine they were searching online for a local plumber, florist or realtor. They were then showed two different landing pages – one landing page highlighted an actual customer’s review about the business and another page where the business said they were the “dependable” company:

What were the results?

83 percent of the people thought the business with the user-generated review on the landing page was trustworthy. Additionally, 15 percent of the people said they did not find the business without reviews to be trustworthy. 

The consumers were then asked how likely it would be for them to contact the businesses. Of the businesses with reviews on their landing pages, a whopping 74 percent of people said they would contact the business!

5. Customer Feedback Can Help Improve Your Business

 Both positive AND negative reviews can help you improve your business. For instance, do you have a few negative reviews online? If you do, take a look at what the reviewer has to say. Is there a systemic problem with a product that you should evaluate? Do you have an employee that is consistently getting mentioned in negative reviews? If so, you may want to spend extra time coaching him. There can be a good side to negative feedback because those poor reviews may uncover a business issue, process or employee problem that would’ve otherwise gone unnoticed.

The growing quantity of online reviews and review sites covering more industries and services, provides huge benefits to both consumers and the businesses that fully embrace reputation marketing.

What Does Your Reputation Look Like?

Before you venture into reputation marketing it’s good to get a baseline as to how your current reputation and online reviews look. If you’re not sure if your business has reviews (or whether they’re good or bad) you can run a free reputation report to find out.

The Bottom Line?

In a world of mixed messages, multiple options and overwhelming data, getting online reviews is a great way to differentiate your business from your competitors in the market.

Source: This article was published geomarketing.com By Sherry Bonelli

Paladion’s John Daniele, at his firm’s cybersecurity monitoring centre in Oakville, Ont., says Canadian companies tend to lag their U.S. counterparts in spending on data security.
(J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail)

That message from an Eastern European stranger who would like to make your acquaintance is obviously bogus.

So is that random PayPal notice. Yet the e-mail from a manager at your company, authorizing a money transfer, could just as easily be the work of criminals, too.

E-mail is still, and could very well remain, one of the most porous entry points for cybersecurity breaches, as evidenced in last week’s massive phishing hack targeting Gmail accounts. (Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, usually through e-mail inquiries.) Against a rat-a-tat machine-gun fire of constant hacking attempts, a defence that depends merely on employee vigilance not to open or act upon any seemingly questionable e-mail can seem hopelessly fallible.

“Just recently, I was dealing with a client who had about $200,000 transferred out of their account due to some criminal entity that was exploiting their business process,” said John Daniele, chief analyst of cyberintelligence and digital forensics at cybersecurity firm Paladion in Oakville, Ont.

The criminals had studied the business closely, determining which part of the process was vulnerable, “and they used a very sophisticated spear-phishing attack to exploit that,” he said. Spear phishing is a more targeted version of an e-mail ploy.

The problem is not only tricking a victim to click a link or give personal information. A hack can also be planted in a business process in which it is acted upon nearly automatically, faster than it can be confirmed.

“With the pace of business, that’s not always so easy. You may not be able to pick up a phone every single time and delay a business process that may be happening 100 times a day,” Mr. Daniele said. So, ideally, companies and organizations need to build a defence very specific to their unique operation.

Yet, he added, threats are so constant that “breaches are, in my view, inevitable, and many companies simply operate in a continuous state of breach.” Like wildfire, some breaches are simply left to burn.

“Some companies know that they are breached and decide not even to take the extra step to hunt for the attackers who are live on their network,” he said. It can be too costly, and Canadian businesses often spend less on cybersecurity than U.S. counterparts.

U.S. firms tend to set aside 2.5 to 5 per cent of their information technology budgets on security, “and I continuously see Canadian companies well under the 2.5 per cent,” Mr. Daniele said.

For many institutions, training users to detect suspicious messages and e-mail filters are their main defences. Yet, there are obvious limitations. Rather than just making the text of an e-mail look official, hackers are getting better at spoofing an e-mail’s point of origin, said Daniel Tobok, chief executive officer of Cytelligence in Toronto. Scammers can make an e-mail address look like it is legitimately from a vendor.

“The problem is that you can’t stop it fully because the bad guys are relying on the human factor. You’re dealing with psychology,” Mr. Tobok said.

Also, employees may wait to fess up whenever they think they might have clicked on something nefarious, but an immediate response is crucial. “Those five, 10, 30 minutes are critical to potentially contain whatever they clicked on,” Mr. Tobok said.

Phishing through e-mail is still the most pervasive way to breach a computer network, say security experts. Sometimes phishing may also lurk on websites, fooling users and implanting all manner of dangerous code from spyware to ransomware, but predominantly e-mail remains the main phishing spot.

There are automated processes, though, that institutions can apply. For instance, a system can be created to send any message to a sandbox, a location (usually remote servers, a.k.a. in the cloud) where a link or an attached file is automatically opened up to see if there’s anything wrong. Or it may test the link or file before the receiver even gets the e-mail, explained Danny Timmins, national cybersecurity leader at MNP in Mississauga.

This verification process can happen in seconds. Yet, it also needs to provide a safe way for users accessing the network from outside.

Training also can be more targeted. With clients, Mr. Timmins’s firm can simulate a focused phishing attack, trying hard to deceive users. If a few dozen users are fooled enough to click on a link, and some even provide their passwords or other personal information, the firm can then go back and provide more targeted education.

In particular, this can mean picking apart a company’s business process to find its weak links. “That’s often how wire frauds happen. Somebody has already phished them. They are already watching inside the network,” and then exploit how the company moves money or commercial data, Mr. Timmins said.

However, relying solely on education isn’t enough, experts warn.

“We’ve seen some very convincing e-mails which would even potentially fool a professional security consultant,” said Mr. Daniele at Paladion, noting that this also applies to websites hiding that they are controlled by dubious hosts. Detecting these dangers goes far beyond merely locating a secure site icon at the top of a Googled Web page.

“There is so much nuance involved that it’s a bit of an unrealistic expectation I think for security professionals to say, well, this is just a user problem, and a user simply needs to be better educated,” Mr. Daniele said.

“Security education and awareness is vitally important … but beyond that, there is a role for vendors [computer software and service companies] to produce secure software to ensure that they are doing right by their clients and consumers who are relying on the safety of that application,” he said.

Source: This article was published theglobeandmail.com By GUY DIXON

At the lab at the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University, Elisabeth De Carvalho and her team are developing a massive MIMO-system; hundreds of antennas that will make mobile data transmission far more efficient and safe in the future. Credit: Jakob Brodersen
Mobile base stations for 5G solutions will consist of hundreds of small antennas. Benefits include faster transmission, improved energy efficiency, better security and wider coverage. Researchers at Aalborg University are at the forefront of developing the new antenna technology.

As we move toward a world that is increasingly interconnected with a 5G network that is expected to roll out during the next 3-5 years, the need for a well-functioning mobile network with ample room for more connected devices as well as increased data traffic becomes increasingly important.

"With the 'internet of things,' as it is popularly known, more and more devices need to be connected," says Elisabeth De Carvalho, Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University. Along with her colleagues Associate Professors Patrick Eggers, Jesper Ødum Nielsen and PhD fellow Anders Karstensen and with funding from the Chinese technology giant Huawei she is working on a new type of base system that caters to the seemingly endless increased need for .

The system that is still in its early stages is called a 'massive MIMO'. MIMO is an abbreviation for 'Multiple-Input Multiple-Output' – a wireless technology used to transmit and receive data between a large crowd of connected devices and users at the same time.

In mobile base stations attached to tall buildings or rooftops, each unit might have a maximum of eight antennas that point out in different directions, spreading out data transmission over a large area. But the team in Aalborg is working on a  unit that holds several hundred antennas, making it possible to connect much more precisely to each mobile unit.

"We don't know exactly what it is going to look like in the end. Maybe it could be a wall of a building that is covered in antennas on the outside—or on the inside. We are still uncertain about that," says Elisabeth De Carvalho.

Adding hundreds of antennas to a base station increases the data transmission rate many times because the energy is much more focused. And because focused energy is also able to travel farther, the mobile coverage is likely to improve.

At the same time, base station energy consumption is expected to drop in comparison to present day systems:

"With many antennas, it is like having thin, concentrated water hoses that are aimed directly where you want them, rather than a huge, leaky fire hose that just splashes water all over the place," explains Patrick Eggers.

"With the new technology, we are not simply sending out data in all directions like a radio transmitter; we hope to be able to create a sort of virtual cable that is focused and narrow between the base station and the connected unit. We confine the space that we use for the transmission. This provides a faster and better connection."

Improved security

Confining the transmission space is not only a capacity issue. One of the added benefits of having a massive number of antennas is that it improves the security of the data transmission.

"The more you can confine space, the harder it gets for others to listen in," says Patrick Eggers. "When you have a broadcast, you can always put up an  and pick up the signal if you are CIA or KGB or whatever, if you have equipment that is strong enough to decode the signal. But if you can't get the signal in the first place, it becomes really difficult. That is a major advantage for industries as well as private persons. The more you control space, the harder it gets for intruders to get in," he says.

However, many of the benefits of a massive MIMO system will remain assumptions for some time to come. So far, the team has built a scaled-up model of a part of a massive MIMO array in the lab in order to do channel measurement and to figure out how to build a base station later on.

"Currently, we are looking at which types of performances you can get out of a massive MIMO. The performances depend very much of what is happening in the air between your device and the base station. We want to build channel models from those measurements. The models are necessary for engineers to test their algorithms," says Elisabeth De Carvalho. "There is a lot of research that we still need to do before we build our prototype."

At the moment, there is practically no real life information about how a massive MIMO would work and what the wireless channel looks like, and that information is crucial to the way that the system is going to be built.

"There are a lot of assumptions and theories, but they all assume that what happens in the air goes on in a certain way, but no one really knows. Not yet, at least," says Jesper Ødum Nielsen.

Source: This article was published phys.org

Everything you need to know to tweak additional battery life from your Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

If you want to tweak the most battery life you can from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook (Pro) you’ll want to review these tips, some can squeeze a little more time from limited charge, but others you need to use early for best results.

iPhone, iPad, iOS battery life tips

Here are some of the best tips to squeeze extra power from an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).

Up to date

Make sure your iOS is kept up-to-date to ensure your device is utilizing Apple’s latest battery life preserving tweaks.

Battery usage

Get to know your battery. Open Settings>Battery and wait for your Battery Usage data to load. You’ll be able to see which apps use the most power and switch them off.

Reduce Brightness

Open Settings>Display & Brightness and disable Auto-Brightness. You should also reduce the brightness of your device using the slider here (or in Control Center).

Auto-lock

You will save some power by setting your device to lock in the shortest available time, which is 30-seconds. You achieve this in Settings>Display & Brightness>Auto-Lock.

Use AirPlane Mode to control connectivity

If you don’t need to use Bluetooth, Cellular, or Wi-Fi, then you should swipe up from the bottom of the display to raise Control Center and then tap the Airplane Mode button to on.  If you need to use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi you can always enable them using their settings in Control Center, as even limiting cellular connection will save a little more power. If you are in a location with poor cellular coverage you’ll save significant power by disabling the cellular radio in your device – this is because it constantly seeks a strong connection, using battery power as it does. You can enable and disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi manually inside Control Center if you need to keep cellular coverage. Wi-Fi uses less power than cellular, Apple claims.

Switch off AirDrop

You can disable AirDrop manually in Control Center. Just swipe up to get to Control Center, tap the AirDrop item, and set it to ‘Receiving Off’. This saves a good amount of energy as it works by scanning for nearby devices when it is active. That’s also why Apple disables it in Low Power Mode (see below).

Switch it down

You’ll also want to switch down the volume on your device and turn off Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent to further trim power need. You can also switch off Background App Refresh in Settings>General, though this is done automatically for you in Low Power Mode, which may be better if you’re likely to forget to switch this one again.

Reduce Motion and other stories

Apple’s parallax and other visual effects can be disabled to save a little energy. Once again, Apple’s Low Power Mode will do this, but here’s how to do it yourself:

Settings>General>Accessibility, and switch on Reduce Motion.

You can also try switching off Spotlight settings in General>Spotlight Search where you can define which sites and apps it uses to search.

Notifications control

Do you have apps set to share Notifications that you don’t read or don’t use? You probably do. Open Settings>Notifications to find an extensive list of all the apps capable of sharing notifications through your device. Tap on the ones you aren’t interested in and selecting None to prevent receiving items from that app, or switch off Allow Notifications from that app to disable it completely.

Don’t push that Mail

When you want to maximize battery life you will want to disable Push email, as this requires plenty of power. To do so in Settings>Mail>Contacts &Calendars choose Fetch New Data and turn Push to Off. You can now choose to check for emails at certain intervals, or switch it to Manually for best control (and best power saving). Once again, this is what Low Power Mode does for you.

Silence Siri

Open Settings>Siri and switch it off. You’ll miss it, but doing so may help conserve a little more power.

Location Services

In Settings>Privacy>Location Services toggle these to off. You will no longer be able to use all your apps and services, but you will also stop your device trying to figure out where it is. Alternatively disable location services for those apps you won’t need to use.

Browser control

Every Safari website has its own scripts, ads and ‘other stuff’. These don’t take up too much power, but the combined demand mounts up. If you want to extend battery life it makes sense to close any browser window you don’t need to use. You don’t need to quit Safari (the apps themselves make little difference when conserving power), but it is worth quitting some websites.

Ditch Facebook

I continue to believe you will save significant power by deleting the Facebook and Messenger apps from your device. You can always check the site and your messages using Safari.  

Automatic Downloads

You’ll want to open Settings>iTunes & App Store and switch Automatic Downloads off.

Other things to avoid

It may sound a little obvious, but avoiding media playback, games and camera usage will all help you squeeze a little more use out of your device.

The very best tip: Low Power Mode

The most useful power saving measure you’ll find is only available on iOS devices and is called Low Power Mode.

It works like this: When your battery level falls to 20 percent your smartphone will warn you about it and let you enter the power-saving mode with one tap. When in this mode, display brightness will be reduced, Mail and other apps will not download content in the background, and features like iCloud Sync and AirDrop will be disabled. Device performance and system animations are also optimized.

You can still make calls, access the ‘net and uses messages and email in this mode, but you’ll find your battery life lasts a whole lot longer. You can also enable this mode before your power runs down.

Why Apple hasn’t built a similarly effective tool for Mac users to use to tweak battery life out of their systems eludes me.

Mac battery life tips

At time of writing, Apple’s mobile Macs include the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Here are some of the ways in which you can get more usable time from your battery. Read this article for effective advice on understanding and maintaining battery condition.

The basic tricks

Always keep your Mac software up-to-date using Software Update. Apple routinely applies enhancements to your system performance, often enabling better battery life when it does.

You should also get to know System Preferences>Energy Saver. This offers several settings that can help reduce power demand:

The ‘turn display off after’ slider helps you save power by reducing the amount of time your display remains active when not in use. To maximize usable time and reduce power demands you should also tick 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible', and 'Slightly dim the display while on battery power'.

Cut demand

You can also reduce power draw by disabling any system features you don’t need to use.

You can dim your screen; turn off Bluetooth; turn off Wi-Fi and Mute sound. You will also save a little more power by disconnecting any peripheral devices. If you are using a Mac with an optical drive, make sure to eject a disk you may have inside.

Applications

When you are using the apps you like to use most often and you are connected to power (ie. Not when you are trying to reduce power draw), launch Activity Monitor and take a look at the CPU and Energy readings. You will probably find Safari, Mail, and any imaging or video editing apps have consumed the most power. Another thing you can do is tap on the Battery Power indicator in Menu. When you do you will be shown a list of apps that are using significant quantities of power. You will certainly want to quit any power-hungry apps (if possible) when you want to maximize battery life. You should also quit any app you don’t need to use at the time, and also avoid power-hungry Websites such as most social networks and video sharing sites. Following these steps significantly reduces power draw.

Browser tips

Every website you have open in Safari probably consumes some system resources. This is why you should close any web pages or browser windows you don’t need when trying to tweak battery performance.

Another useful tip: In Safari Preferences>Advanced enable the Stop plug-ins to save power setting.

Activity Monitor

Launch Activity Monitor and select CPU>All Processes. If you find any app, website, or process that is taking c.70 percent of power you’ll want to disable it. To do so, select the item in the list and then tap the X button top left. This quits the app/process. (You’d be surprised how some poorly-built websites also suck power from your Mac, get to know which ones they are and avoid them when you need more battery time).

Invert colors

You may get a little more battery life if you can work with in this mode. The first step is to open System Preferences>Desktop & Screen Saver>Desktop>Solid Colors and choose the white tile. Next you select System Preferences>Accessibility and tick Invert colors. You’ll end up with a low power demand but very black display.

More Accessibility

There are some other settings you may want to change in the Accessibility pane. I find the all-dark Mac hard to work with, so I sometimes tick the ‘Use grayscale’ item to switch to an all gray Mac. You should also reduce power demand by ticking the ‘Reduce Motion’ and ‘Reduce Transparency’ items here.

Turn it off

There are some application settings you can disable to save a little more power:

If you use a Mac with an illuminated keyboard you may want to turn down the brightness or switch this feature off. Open System Preferences>Keyboard and uncheck ‘Adjust keyboard brightness in low light’.

Limit the apps that can check for Notifications in System Preferences>Notifications. (Or switch on Do Not Disturb to disable them completely).

Stop Mail from automatically checking for new messages in Mail Preferences>General, where you should switch Check for New Messages to ‘Manually’.

Some Mac users also disable their Spotlight preferences by dragging their Mac disk across to the Privacy pane in Spotlight System Preferences.

Feature request

Surely Apple can create a single power saving pane that lets Mac users change all these settings from one place? It could call it Low Power Mode…

What have I missed?

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Source: This article was published on computerworld.com

Original Story, 5/9/17 at 4:11 p.m: For serious Starbucks go-ers, their mobile app makes paying for your Grande iced coffee easy as can be - but users who chose to link their Starbucks account to their banks are finding themselves victims of a major scam.

A reporter at Buzzfeed explained that last week she received an email saying that she had reloaded $100 onto her Starbuck mobile app from the credit card she had on file. The thing is, she hadn't actually reloaded her card. So when she opened her app, she found that someone had gained access to her information, added the $100 and made three charges in San Diego that wiped her account.A reporter at Buzzfeed explained that last week she received an email saying that she had reloaded $100 onto her Starbuck mobile app from the credit card she had on file. The thing is, she hadn't actually reloaded her card. So when she opened her app, she found that someone had gained access to her information, added the $100 and made three charges in San Diego that wiped her account.

According to Twitter, this reporter isn't alone. Dozens of people have taken to the social media platform complaining of the same issues.

Hey @Starbucks my app got hacked and someone has been using it in a state I don't live in. What do I do?
Somebody hacked into my moms @Starbucks app and spent her gift card money!!! She had $74 on there! Poor thing
If you use @starbucks mobile app - beware! My account was hacked and both reloaded balances and rewards have been swept to rogue accts

CNN explained that criminals break into users' accounts online and then add a new gift card and transfer the funds to themselves. They can then repeat the process by reloading the card.This isn't the first time this has happened. In 2015, Starbucks confirmed that criminals have been gaining access to customers' rewards accounts and making unauthorized charges. CNN explained that criminals break into users' accounts online and then add a new gift card and transfer the funds to themselves. They can then repeat the process by reloading the card.

My @Starbucks app was just hacked. Charged my account $300 and then transferred money to another card that's not mine. Anyone else
PSA: if you have the @Starbucks app on your phone, check your transaction history and the CC attached. I was hacked of $100 last night.
@Starbucks my app was hacked, $105 gone from my account. 7 calls to customer service, still isn't sorted out. What must I do?!
My @Starbucks app was hacked and someone reloaded my card with $25 SIX TIMES.
explained to CNNMoney that these hacks were likely a result of weak customer passwords, as the company itself had not been hacked at the time. Still users who have had their accounts broken into say Starbuck's needs to up their security measures.Starbucks explained to CNNMoney that these hacks were likely a result of weak customer passwords, as the company itself had not been hacked at the time. Still users who have had their accounts broken into say Starbuck's needs to up their security measures.

"I think it's too easy to dip into someone's bank account," Kristi Overton, whose Starbuck account was hanked into in 2015, told CNN. "The Starbucks app's security measures need to be updated."

Starbucks told Buzzfeed, "While we do not share specifics on future security protocol timelines or practices, our security and anti-fraud teams actively continue to develop, and invest in, enhanced protection measures, further strengthening our platforms.When asked nearly two years later about rolling out a two-factor authentication, Starbucks told Buzzfeed, "While we do not share specifics on future security protocol timelines or practices, our security and anti-fraud teams actively continue to develop, and invest in, enhanced protection measures, further strengthening our platforms."

the Good Housekeeping Institute, suggests always switching up your log-in information even if it may be hard to remember.In the meantime, Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist in the Good Housekeeping Institute, suggests always switching up your log-in information even if it may be hard to remember.

"Try to pick different passwords for the different applications or websites you use, so that if someone does guess one of your passwords, they can't access everything," she says.

If you are concerned that your Starbucks Mobile account has been hacked, you can contact their customer service line at 1-800-782-7282.

GoodHousekeeping.com has reached out to Starbucks and will update this post as new information becomes available.

Update, 5/9/17 at 5:22 p.m.: GoodHousekeeping.com reached out to Starbucks for comment and the company gave the following statement:

"First and foremost, the security of our customer's information is critically important and Starbucks remains resolute in protecting that information and has a team of engineers dedicated to advancing security and fraud prevention, given unauthorized account activity is an industry-wide challenge. As a result, we see only a tiny fraction of one percent of account holders impacted, significantly reducing fraudulent activity to a level vastly better than industry average. We strongly encourage our customers to follow best practices to protect their accounts and, if we are made aware of any unauthorized activity, we work with our customers directly to ensure that their account remains whole."

[h/t: Buzzfeed]

Source: This article was published Good Housekeeping By Lindsey Murray

1- Free Full Length Movies: The Top Five Websites

Free, full length movies are abundant on the Web; that is, if you know where to look. Lots of websites promise free films, but we've sorted through it all to show you the top five very best sites that will deliver great video right to your desktop. These sites all offer free movies that you can watch from within your Web browser on any Internet-connected device; each offers a different unique experience as well as a very wide variety of selection. Don't look at these sites expecting the latest Hollywood blockbuster (although those are offered eventually on most of the sites listed here); these resources offer movies that have been out for a while, went straight to video, or were the work of an independent filmmaker. Regardless, if you're looking for good value (or simply scouting out a new way to procrastinate!), these sites are a good bet. 
 

2- Hulu - Free Movies, TV Shows, and Original Series

Hulu is the first place many people go online when they want to find quality multimedia. They've got a good selection of movies here, and they are all easy to find with good organization. Hulu makes it very easy for you to view movies on the Web - just click to their film section and you're pretty much all set. From action to mystery to romance, you'll be able to find pretty much anything you might be in the mood for at Hulu, and the viewing experience is top-tier. Nicely organized by category and each movie is in very high quality....keep reading


3- The Internet Movie Database

IMDB, also known as the Internet Movie Database, has added free full length movies and TV shows to its already large and informative site. IMDB offers plenty of great movies trailers; however, you're going to have to do a little bit of sleuthing in order to find them. Your best bet? Go straight to the Channels page and look to the right - you'll see a whole list of really interesting subjects that you can then click on and find movies you might be interested in.As of this writing, there were more than one hundred movies available; they are all hosted on the site and in good quality. Best part about watching multimedia on IMDB? If you see an actor or actress that you're interested in, you can instantly look up their information on IMDB....keep reading


4- YouTube

Yes, you can absolutely find and watch full-length movies on YouTubeWhile most people use YouTube to watch videos, it's pretty easy to find movies on YouTube as well, if you know how to frame your searches cleverly. One thing users should pay attention to that can be somewhat inconvenient is that movies that are uploaded without studio permission can be taken down without warning; keep that in mind when searching for your favorite film. You can find movies at YouTube pretty easily; simply by going to the Advanced Search and changing the drop-down "Duration" menu to "longer than twenty minutes"; you can further refine your search parameters to find a particular movie you are interested in.....keep reading


5- OVGuide

OVGuide is a multimedia search engine that scours the Web for high-quality videos, movies, TV shows, and films. OVGuide connects to more than 3000 movie and video sites, organizing content into an easy to use multimedia directory. There are literally hundreds of movies; keep in mind that since all these movies are links to other sites, not all of the movies will work. However, out of five movies we randomly picked to test this site, all of them worked with no problems at all.


6- Vimeo

Vimeo allows you to watch videos and short films uploaded from the community, purchase films, series, and support film creators, in addition to the ability to watch and share videos on any device you might have. It's one of the web's most supportive community of creators as well, with plenty of support for creating and sharing videos; users will also get to take advantage of high-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos in  HD and 4K with no advertisements.


 

Source: This article was published on lifewire.com

A new day, and a new set of iPhone 8 renders are here to gawk at. This time around it’s not a concept that a designer created based on rumors. Instead, we’re looking at high-quality 3D renders that were created using leaked factory CAD images of the OLED iPhone.

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