Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday.U.S. technology companies have faced tight scrutiny in Europe for the way they do business, from privacy to how quickly they remove illegal or threatening content.The Commission and European consumer protection authorities will “take action to make sure social media companies comply with EU consumer rules,” the official said.The comments confirmed a Reuters report from Thursday.
Apple will set up two new research and development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday.
Apple said it is adding the two new locations after the two previously announced centers in Beijing and Shenzhen.
It has pledged to invest more than 3.5 billion yuan ($508 million) in research and development in China.
The four centers are expected to open later this year, it said.
Apple is set to unveil big changes for the iPhone at WWDC 2017 and one feature that could definitely use some improvements is the lockscreen.In a new concept design that imagines some potential lockscreen upgrades, Matt Birchler shoes how a few very simple changes could make the lockscreen feel totally new.One of the first things you might notice on Birchlers concept image above is the addition of weather info in the lockscreens top left corner. The Apple Watch already lets you see weather at a glance. Its crazy that the iPhone doesnt deliver the same data yet.Speaking of Apple Watch, it might be nice if Apple brought Complications over to iPhone as well. You could then customize what info you want to see without unlocking your iPhone or swiping to the widgets screen.
More Matrix? Bet on it. Its still not clear what shape the project will take, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie that is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment. Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go. At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment.
In January 2017, the USA Mens Rafting Team set their sights on making history by attempting to break a legendary speed record down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Their goal was 34 hours. 34 hours straight.
Throughout 2016, we sporadically followed these scrappy, determined guys on their quest training hard, designing their custom boat, and gaining perspective on what it means to attempt something extraordinary on one of the worlds most breathtaking stages.
The film is a collaboration with Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard….and would not have been possible without their important contributions of images, words, guidance, energy, feedback, and Yelp-worthy restaurant knowledge.
The film was supported by Chacos Footwear in association with REI + YETI + NRS + Jack’s Plastic Welding + Cataract Oars.
edit + motion graphics + sound design // jordan ingram …*insert emoji praise hands here…actually, I guess I can do it…. ?…haha, thanks for following the bubble line through many rapids into the witching hour and beyond. your patience + skill took this film to the next level.
camera + audio // shawn tyler *thanks for the hustle + muddy magic
timelapse // andrew geraci (district 7 media) *chaser of shadow stallions – thanks for everything.
local footage + additional timelapse // robert prechtl *the mortar between the bricks. that vacuum/guitar shot was a tiny miracle.
production assistance + additional audio // kyle king
additional footage // harlan taney, jordan ingram, doug woodward
additional audio mixing // dave swanson (legend studios)
aerials // tommy + elizabeth wessel (above view images)
permitting + consulting + river support // 4 corner films – Hualapai Tribe – Grand Canyon Resort Corporation – The Navajo Nation – BLM – Dept. of the Interior – National Parks Service – Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands…oh yeah, and Officer D. Gagna of the Arizona Highway Patrol *thanks for not giving us a speeding ticket 🙂
music // marmosetmusic.com (see credits for tracklist)
camera support // lensprotogo.com
support from // OMEAL – Honey Stinger – Big Agnes – Black Diamond – Sawyer – Smartwool – Suunto – Goat Training – Ripple Effect – Lakota Guides – Grayl
special thanks // backbone media – andy baxter – brian dierker – kevin fedarko – josh weichhand – lindsay kurt-mason
special thanks and HUGE RESPECT to the USA MEN’S RAFTING TEAM + their families // Seth Mason – John Mark Seelig – Kurt Kincel – Ian Anderson – Matt Norfleet – Robert Prechtl – Jeremiah Williams – Marty Borges