Making stuff on Earth that can be easily seen from space isn’t exactly simple: there’s the yellow glow of the world’s metropolises at night, but in general, we just look like a blob of green, brown, and blue once you get a few hundred miles into the sky. That’s no matter if you’ve got 11 cars at your disposal, though — and a desert as your canvas.
Hyundai put together a pretty clever marketing stunt where it took 11 of its Genesis sedans and choreographed a message from a 13-year-old Houston girl, Stephanie, to her astronaut father aboard the International Space Station. The message, “Steph [hearts] U,” was written across the bone-dry expanse of Nevada’s Delamar Dry Lake; the company notes that the message is bigger than one and a half Central Parks, all told. It’s huge — so big, in fact, that Guinness has certified it as the world’s “largest tire track image.”
Here’s the message as seen from space:
Hyundai isn’t disclosing which astronaut was involved — probably because NASA doesn’t take kindly to commercial promotion — but it’s a pretty cool trick nonetheless.
From April 21st, Google will start to make their search results more relevant for mobile friendly web sites. The new indexing will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide. Not only that, it will also have a substantial impact on all Google search results.
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.
To get help with understanding or how we could help you get a mobile friendly web site, contact Walter Koza at Businesswebsite.com.
We offer Multi-Device Layouts AKA Responsive Web Design. Bur what id Responsive web Design? Here are the Basics.
The use of mobile devices to surf the web is growing at an astronomical pace, but unfortunately much of the web isn’t optimized for those mobile devices. Mobile devices are often constrained by display size and require a different approach to how content is laid out on screen.
There is a multitude of different screen sizes across phones, “phablets”, tablets, desktops, game consoles, TVs, even wearables. Screen sizes will always be changing, so it’s important that your site can adapt to any screen size, today or in the future.
Responsive web design, originally defined by Ethan Marcotte in A List Apart responds to the needs of the users and the devices they’re using. The layout changes based on the size and capabilities of the device. For example, on a phone, users would see content shown in a single column view; a tablet might show the same content in two columns.
Long before the iPhone became a reality, Steve Jobs was planning to take Apple into the automobile industry with a full-fledged vehicle. Dubbed as the iCar, it has now been discussed in a rather deservingly sarcastic tone by a famous publishing. Details to follow right after the break.
It was almost two years ago when reports started hitting the Web about Jobs’ interest in producing a smart electric car, which preceded the release of the original iPhone. While these were rumors at best, reports started pouring in suggesting that not only is the iCar real, but Apple’s ambitious project has hundreds of employees working on it, where the vehicle will be able to drive and navigate by itself.
According to The Onion, the iCar is so overwhelmingly advanced, that being an Apple product, it will most probably defy the rather rational features we’ve come to expect. Apple products are no stranger to being targeted with sly sarcastic opinions on the features they offer, and honestly not to take anything away from Apple, but they could do better by not overhyping some features that are an industry standard.
The publishing takes a jab at Apple’s Retina display and its relative insignificance today, by saying that the windshield on the iCar will have enough pixels to out-do reality itself. Unsurprisingly, it is believed that Apple will have its own brand of gasoline to power up the car as well. Apple is rightly more concerned with security on its iOS devices, and as such The Onion paints a picture where every gear shift will require an iCloud login, because it has to be you changing the gear. Given Apple’s need for sleek designs, the iCar will be featuring “Sleek, unobtrusive airbags”.
Windshield features four times as many pixels as reality
Full vertical integration with Apple Gasoline
Driver prompted to sign into iCloud before each gear shift
Compatible with most major roads
Recommends new driving speeds based on user’s past favorites
Sleek, unobtrusive airbags
Windshield cracks easily, though car typically still works fine afterward
Sticker price of $85,000 drops to $199 with two-year Verizon contract
Wheels turn into rainbow pinwheels whenever car stalls
Lightweight but powerful enough to careen across six lanes of traffic and through guardrails of overpass
SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization” or “search engine optimizer.” Deciding to hire an SEO is a big decision that can potentially improve your site and save time, but you can also risk damage to your site and reputation. Make sure to research the potential advantages as well as the damage that an irresponsible SEO can do to your site. Many SEOs and other agencies and consultants provide useful services for website owners, including:
Review of your site content or structure
Management of online business development campaigns
Expertise in specific markets and geographies.
Keep in mind that the Google search results page includes organic search results and often paid advertisement (denoted as “Ads” or “Sponsored”) as well. Advertising with Google won’t have any effect on your site’s presence in our search results. Google NEVER accepts money to include or rank sites in our search results, and it costs nothing to appear in their organic search results.
UK mobile network EE has a novel way of keeping us all connected. It wants to deploy airborne masts to act as signal boosts to make sure we all get reception. It calls these Air Masts. It set out its vision in a document called Signalling The Future. “We will begin exploring ‘Air Masts’,” EE CEO Olaf Swantee wrote. These are “essentially aerial small cells positioned in the sky above a hard-to-reach area, using either tethered balloons or unmanned craft, bridging the UK’s transmission gap.” It might sound far-fetched, but others have had a similar idea. Google’s aptly-named Project Loon aims to use balloons to bring the internet to as-yet unconnected parts of the world. Elon Musk, meanwhile, has gone a step further with SpaceX. This will use satellites to beam the internet to areas that can’t currently get it. EE says it will start exploring this idea, so don’t expect to see hovering phone masts anytime soon. It also announced that more than 99 per cent of the UK population will have access to 4G by 2017 – that’s more than can access 2G. EE is investing £1.5 billion in the tech. 4G+ – which is faster than standard 4G – will also reach 20 of the UK’s busiest cities by 2017.