Instant satisfaction is the standard today. Customers anticipate quicker access to relevant online content, especially from mobile phones. The speed with which your page loads and your mobile optimization can affect how your dental website's content performs in search engine results pages (SERPs). Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) program can help increment your website’s load speed and enhance its user experience (UX). According to Googledxzzuqurezxuccrdbxufzedewavytb, 40% of users will leave a site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Nonetheless, the average page load speed for mobile content is at least eight seconds! Moderate page load speeds debilitate the UX. Your patients simply won’t stick around for your website to load on their mobile
Online expression is blocked, filtered and throttled in a variety of ways by those seeking to suppress it. What does developing a basic technical understanding of how this censorship is implemented have to offer you? For expression and human rights defenders, knowing the basic options will both make your policy advocacy with those imposing the censorship more targeted and effective, and help you identify the appropriate censorship evasion technology for getting around the censorship you're facing. This explainer will equip you with this core understanding of the many technical strategies used to deny access to websites and applications, from keyword filtering to deep packet inspection. BlocksBlocking and filtering are amongst the most common web censorship techniques. Some cen...
Millennials, beware: Your grandparents are about to start calling you for help downloading the new Medicare smartphone app.The iPhone and Android app, which launched Feb. 6, is called “What’s Covered,” and true to its name, it mostly answers one simple, yes-or-no question: Is this medical procedure covered by traditional Medicare?Milt Roney, a 71-year-old retired government worker in a well-to-do suburb of Washington, D.C., agreed to check out the app with me, though he was skeptical from the outset.“I wouldn’t use an app like that,” Roney said. “[My procedures are] going to be covered, and I’m not going to worry about it.”Still, the app, available free from the Google Play and Apple App stores, is part of a broader Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ initiative, called eMedic
Beginning with Google’s development of targeted online ads, the most successful companies in the world have been powered by “surveillance capitalism” — a term popularized by the guest on the latest episode of Recode Decode, Shoshana Zuboff. “All of the economic imperatives now that define surveillance capitalism are aimed at, how do we get better and better prediction products?” Zuboff told Recode’s Kara Swisher. “How do we win the most lucrative prediction products, so that not only are we predicting the future, but really increasingly, our prediction products are equal to observation.” There are just a couple problems: One, when customers are fully informed about how their data is being used, they don’t like it. So, companies like Google and Facebook have decided to “take without a
Horizontal scenery image of Faroese landscape with idyllic village Gjogv, most northern village on the island of Eysturoy in foreground and high mountains in background covered with beautiful clouds.Getty Welcome to the Faroe Islands. Here in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean somewhere between Iceland, Norway and the UK is one of the world's rainiest places. There are more sheep than people, and the national dish is wind-dried fermented mutton. Yet tourists do come here, and not just from the self-governing islands' parent country Denmark. It's hard to find a hotel room in the summer and although new accommodation is under construction in the capital Tórshavn, tourism numbers look set to outpace capacity. Atlantic Airways has announced a new high season ro
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“What's in a name?” The famous Shakespeare quote is about family feuds interfering with love, but the question rings true for a lot of event industry professionals who, over the past decade or so, have increasingly questioned their titles.It seems that more #eventprofs are rebranding as “Experience Producers” and “Live Event Designers” as opposed to Event Planners. Fewer companies are calling themselves “Event Rental” and are changing to “Entertainment Design” or “Experience Production.” Sometimes the companies are expanding their services and, to express the full breadth of their new offerings, feel that the title change is necessary. In others, the change has more to do with the hope of elevating a brand. At a recent conference I attended, one of th
One month before the 2016 U. S. presidential election, an “Access Hollywood” recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his campaign apologized and dismissed the remarks as harmless. At the time, the authenticity of the recording was never questioned. Just two years later, the public finds itself in a dramatically different landscape in terms of believing what it sees and hears. Advances in artificial intelligence have made it easier to create compelling and sophisticated fake images, videos and audio recordings. Meanwhile, misinformation proliferates on social media, and a polarized public may have become accustomed to being fed news that conforms to the
Rachel Lerman, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:39PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:41PM EST Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal information. The company said earlier this month that its voice assistant feature would be available on the system's Nest Guard, which controls home alarm sensors. But Google hadn't told consumers about the device's built-in microphone when it began selling the hubs in the f...
Immigrant-owned tech firms in the U.S. are more innovative than U.S.-born entrepreneur firms, according to a study based on a new U.S. Census Bureau data.The National Bureau of Economic Research came to the conclusion after analyzing a new database covering about 11,000 owners of 7,400 high-tech employer businesses based on a random sample of all nonfarm businesses.“We find uniformly higher rates of innovation in immigrant-owned firms for 15 of 16 different innovation measures; the only exception is for copyright/trademark,” the researchers concluded.The study comes at a time when President Donald Trump is pushing for a hardline strategy against illegal immigration that has resulted in a 35-day partial government shutdown and a national emergency.President Donald Trump greets Elon Musk,