That people use Twitter to follow soccer is a fact. Even more if it is the World Cup, and especially if it is Spain. The most anticipated contest will start in Moscow in ten days, and for those who have not been able to go there, there will always be Twitter. The social network makes available to fans all the information to follow the World Cup, we tell you how not to miss anything:

Most of Spain's soccer fans will follow the World Cup via Twitter

Through the official Twitter accounts @FIFAcom, @FIFAWorldCup and @fifaworldcup_es in Spanish, fans will be able to follow the 64 matches, videos and photos behind the scenes from Russia. All this will be condensed in the hashtag #WorldCup, which will undoubtedly be a global trending topic.

For Spain, the official hashtag that will bring together everything related to the event will be # Russia2018 . The matches will have their own hashtags selected by FIFA. Those of the first matches in Spain are: #PORESP for Portugal vs Spain (June 15), #IRNESP for Iran vs Spain (June 20) and #ESPMAR for Spain vs Morocco (June 25).

The ten most tweeted teams (and that can give clues about the favorites, or at least the most active fans) are the following:

1. Argentina (@Argentina) 2. Japan (@JFA; @jfa_en)
3. France (@equipedefrance; @FrenchTeam)
4. England (@England)
5. Spain (@SeFutbol)
6. Germany (@DFB_Team_EN; @DFB_Team)
7. Brazil (@CBF_Futebol)
8. Mexico (@miseleccionmx; @miseleccionmxEN)
9. Peru (@SeleccionPeru)
10. United States (@ussoccer)

Likewise, the ten most followed players are:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)
2. Neymar (@neymarjr)
3. Andrés Iniesta (@ andresiniesta8)
4. Mesut Özil (@ MesutOzil1088)
5. Gerard Piqué (@ 3gerardpique)
6. James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez)
7. Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO)
8. Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos)
9. Luis Suarez (@ LuisSuarez9)
10. Sergio Agüero (@aguerosergiokun)

Among these ten stars, there are three Spanish players, indicative of the red fever that awakens in each international competition. Starting on June 14 , the World Cup will flood every corner of social media, and Twitter will be no exception.

<The Mobile World Congress 2018 has already opened its doors and on the previous day, yesterday, Sunday, some product presentations were already held. Among others, Samsung showed the world its new first sword in the midst of great anticipation. The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 + are already here.

What do these teams bring back? One of the main innovations that both devices incorporate is its camera. The Galaxy S9 and S9 + cameras include a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor with a dedicated processor and memory and the ability to combine up to 12 shots into a single image, to produce high-quality photos.

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 will be on sale on March 16

They have some very new functions, such as Super Slow-mo video recording at 960 frames per second, automatic detection of motion (Motion Detection), possibility of including background music from among 35 different options or adding a song from the playlist , as well as editing options, creation of GIF files….

Much attention is also paid to lighting with the Super Low Light function, which works in a similar way to the iris of the human eye and expands and contracts. Samsung's dual2 aperture (f1.5 – f2.4) adjusts automatically to let in more light when the scene is dark and to prevent excess light when the scene is too bright for sharp, clear photos.

Bixby, Samsung's smart platform that uses augmented reality and machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to provide users with useful information about their environment, is also integrated into the cameras of the Galaxy S9 and S9 +.

But the new Galaxy S9 and S9 + are much more than just a camera and are resistant to water and dust and also come equipped with wireless charging. They include AKG-calibrated stereo speakers and Samsung's Infinite Super AMOLED display, which was first introduced on the Galaxy S8 for the first time, and merges with the smartphone with virtually no bezel.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 + are the first smartphones compatible with the new SmartTings application, a feature that makes them the central hub from which to manage all aspects related to the connected lifestyle, both at home, in the office or in movement. The SmartThings app debuts alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9 + and will interconnect other devices, both from Samsung and from third parties.

In addition, with the new DeX Pad base the user can easily connect the Galaxy S9 and S9 + to an external monitor, with an increase in resolution to WQHD, a keyboard and a mouse and extend the mobile experience to edit documents or to enjoy their video games in full screen.5 With DeX Pad the user can turn their Galaxy S9 and S9 + into a keyboard and a touch mouse.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 + now allow the storage space to be expanded with a micro SD card up to 400 GB and are equipped with the latest processors, which offer enormous performance and sophisticated image processing.

It should be noted that the Galaxy S9 and S9 + will be available from March 16, 2018 and will be offered in Midnight Black, Coral Blue and in the new Lilac Purple tone. They will be sold from 949 euros.

Twitter has published a new protocol to act against the viralization of false or biased content. From now on, the automation of messages is prohibited, something that allowed bot accounts to program the sending of the same message constantly in order to reach a much more public in a few minutes.

The new protocol also limits massive likes and concurrent comments with third-party applications.

The plague of bots on Twitter can be defined as such, because the level of sophistication of these phantom accounts has increased greatly in recent years; in 2017, 15% of the total accounts on the platform were bots . Starting March 23, Twitter will suspend the accounts of those who continue this practice of repeating the published information over and over again.

This is something that affects not only accounts with malicious intent or spammers: many Community Managers work at the same time with different accounts from the same company, automating publications, and everything indicates that they will have to change the way they work from now on. .

Twitter's measures do not stop there: it will also establish protocols in the coming months to prevent third-party applications from giving "likes" on a massive scale , as well as commenting simultaneously on several publications with the same message.

On the other hand, Twitter has decided to eliminate its application for Apple computers. The company has withdrawn from the App Store and does not appear to be returning, as announced in a tweet. The alternatives they offer users are few: get used to the web version. The main question from now on is what will happen to people who do already have the app downloaded on their Macs, who will stop receiving support in 3o days. It is expected that, when not receiving the updates, their use ends up being minimal and disappears.

Twitter did not have good reviews in its application for Mac. The intention of the platform is to offer the same appearance and service regardless of the device from which the user connects, which receives this news with mixed opinions, many of them against the elimination .

How does mobile telephony impact our lives? Radically, according to the results of a study carried out by Dr. Nancy Etcoff, from Harvard University for Motorola .

According to the conclusions of the report, in which the opinions of more than 5,000 users have been taken into account, it can be said that we are totally hooked on the mobile phone and that it completely conditions the personal life of each one.

53% of younger users consider mobile to be their best friend

Some of the statements that are extracted from it are conclusive: 65% of those surveyed panic at the thought that they have lost their smartphone, while 49% confirm that they compulsively look at their mobile phone more times than desired.

The study, which is part of the Phone Life Balance initiative, which seeks to help improve the balance between smartphone use and users' personal lives, indicates that 33% of respondents prioritize their smartphone over interaction. with your loved ones and the time you spend with them.

Smartphone-related disorders are more common among young people. More than half (53%) of Generation Z respondents consider their smartphone to be their best friend. Of course, the majority of the participants (60%) affirm that it is important to have a life of their own apart from their phones.

In any case, half of users (49%) admit that they check their phone more frequently than desired (almost 6 out of 10 between Generation Z and Millennials) and admit that they cannot avoid constantly looking at their mobile (44 %).

A third of respondents (35%) admit that they spend too much time on their smartphone (44% in the case of Generation Z) and think they would be happier if they used their phone less (34%).

To celebrate the start of the Mobile World Congress 2018 on Monday, the most important mobile technology fair in the world, which will take place in Barcelona until next Thursday, we launched a raffle in collaboration with EloyGomezTV, GizTab and César Salza, courtesy of Huawei.

This time we are going to give away a Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch . It is a smart device with 4G connection, ceramic bezel and selector dials that give it the appearance of a traditional watch but with which you can be permanently connected.

To have the possibility of achieving it, you only need to participate through Gleam.IO, following the collaborating media on your social media accounts.

International Draw for SmartWatch Smart Watch Huawei Watch 2

The contest is active until 23.59 hours on March 4 and the winner's name will be announced the next day.

Good luck!

YouTube is preparing to launch a challenge program produced by the company itself. The space will be called «The Sidemen Show» and will be about a group of youtubers (the Sidemen) who will perform challenges and challenges among themselves and with famous guests on the show.

The group, of British origin, will feature visits from guests such as Bear Grylls and will broadcast their adventures on YouTube Premium

The manager of the original contents of YouTube, and former Disney executive, Luke Hyams, has assured that: « The Sidemen Show remains faithful to its humor and the camaraderie that has made these guys so popular, but they push each episode to the limit by loading it of challenges, challenges, special guests ».

The program, which will premiere on June 18, is being produced for YouTube Premium , the paid subscription to the video portal – formerly known as Red – which has improvements such as absence of advertising, offline mode, etc.

The YouTube Premium mode has not yet reached Spain, but the company has stated that it would arrive in our country during 2018. The establishment of a quota (in this case, $ 12) opens the door for YouTube to start producing its own content, just as Netflix or Amazon have.

If "The Sidemen Show" and other YouTube shows are successful, it would not be strange to see a strong investment by the company towards content production. In this case, in addition, YouTube has used for the program a group of successful youtubers who were already famous before.

The quarry of stars on the platform is huge, so other programs starring youtubers would not be a bit far-fetched. We will have to wait to see if these original contents remain on YouTube Premium or if, in time, they will go to the free version of the service.

If yesterday, for once, Snapchat copied an Instagram feature, today it is the Facebook-owned photo and video application that is again imitating a tool from the ghost app.

Instagram wants young people to launch more content through their messaging system

Instagram wants to promote the use of its instant messaging, the one that young people use above all as a substitute or alternative to WhatsApp and that in December announced that it would become an independent app, although it has not yet done so.

In the meantime, that's why now it launches a new function that copies Snapchat : it gives more control to users so that when they send a photo or video through the camera of Instagram Direct they can decide if they want receivers to see it only one Once, they can be played temporarily or permanently and can be consulted at any time through the chat registry.

Until now, messages could be played temporarily as long as they completely disappear. With the change, Instagram wants users to be encouraged to send more images , especially knowing that if they can only be played once, that will mean that the receiver would have less time to look for another camera to take a picture of it. (since if you take a screenshot, the sender would be notified, unless the receiver does it using one of these tricks).

It seems convoluted, but that can work when sending images and videos with sensitive content (remember that the success of Snapchat at the beginning was based precisely on that), while for important photos you can also select not to delete them and leave them permanently in chat.

Eight out of 10 Spaniards who have a mobile phone have a smart device, capable of surfing the Internet … and the vast majority of those who do not have it, would like to have it, and it is proposed that the next terminal they purchase will be a smartphone.

On average, Spaniards plan to renew their mobile phone at least once every two years, but … what they look at. The Energy Sistem brand has analyzed what are the determining factors when it comes to renewing the phone.

80% of the owners of a mobile phone can connect to the Internet through it

-Price. It is obviously one of the determining factors. In the market there are terminals, especially high-end and mid-range. The price varies according to the specifications, which will mark the performance of the device and the end user experience.

In general, most Spanish consumers move between a price range of approximately 100 to 300 euros, where the mid-range is located. In the event that the user opts for a high-end mobile, it usually takes into account the terminals that exceed that figure, according to the company.

-Autonomy. It is the second most wanted feature. Mobile phones still have the problem that they have to be charged at least daily. So it is necessary to opt for a 2,400 mAh battery in mid-range mobiles or up to 3,000 mAh in high-end.

-Durability. The mobile phone is exposed to numerous inclemencies, shocks … that can damage the device and make the user experience not adequate. That is why more and more robust mobiles are sought, that withstand scratching and impacts.

-Security. Until now, the predominant unlocking system in smartphones had a password or pattern, but for a few years, fingerprint sensors to unlock the terminal have become popular. In addition, some devices also incorporate facial recognition, especially high-end ones.

Last year, an average of 8.2 billion threats were discovered for the Android mobile operating system, the most widely used in the world and which has a penetration rate of over 80% in countries like Spain.

The figure means that in 2017 three million new threats were reached for software developed by Google, as announced by the company G DATA Software. Despite the high figure, it implies a slight decrease of 7% compared to those that were discovered in the previous year.

On average a day 8.2 billion threats appeared for Google's mobile operating system

However, the amount is high enough that you cannot let your guard down. In 2017 alone, more than 700,000 malicious apps were discovered on Google Play (70% more than in 2016) and more than 840 vulnerabilities were recorded, distributed in various versions of its operating system.

To this reality we must add one of the main problems that Android has : users do not usually update their devices to the latest version, so they are more unprotected if possible. Currently, only 1% of the terminals carry Android 8 (Oreo) and only 30%, Android 7 (Nougat).

Android updates, rather, the complex process that they follow until they reach the end user and, consequently, the fragmentation of systems that they cause, constitute one of the main obstacles to the security of the platform itself. If we consider that vulnerabilities in software (and also in hardware) come to light at increasingly shorter intervals, this circumstance especially exposes the millions of smartphones and tablets that currently work worldwide.

With the launch of Android 8.0 (Oreo), Google has wanted to attack the fragmentation of its platform with what it has called Project Treble, which basically comes to reorganize the Android architecture to avoid the usual bottlenecks caused by terminal manufacturers and operators every time a new version of Google's operating system is released.

That is, theoretically Pixel and Nexus will no longer be the only terminals to receive the updates with the agility that a cybercriminal industry that clearly wants to do their business at the expense of Android smartphones demand.

If you have been thinking about an innovation project for a long time or you have an idea that you do not know how to develop, perhaps this is the time to implement it. The Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund (@FundacionRepsol) has launched a new call to accelerate technological projects in the field of the energy industry, advanced mobility, circular economy and new materials for the energy and chemical industry.

Whenever you are an entrepreneur, you can request the help of the Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund (#FondoEmprendedores) to accompany you on the way to shape your idea. This business accelerator is aimed at both SMEs and startups that already have developed business models, as well as individuals who have not yet established their company, so the important thing here is innovation, having an interesting technological project.

The acceleration model proposed by Fundación Repsol, which is now in its seventh call, contributes to business ideas becoming market realities in the shortest possible time.

The selected companies will receive one-year financial support, as well as technological, legal and business advice from a team of mentors. In addition, they will also be able to access investors and training adapted to their needs, thanks to the support of the Repsol Foundation.

If you have an innovative proposal, you can request your help until March 12 through the following link, provided it is related to one of the following areas:

-Digitalization and mobility, with proposals that create value for people.

-New materials for the energy and chemical industries, construction, home or transportation.

-Circular economy.

-Improvement of energy efficiency and / or processes in operations in the energy and chemical industry or exploitation and production.

Two categories of support are established, depending on the stage of development in which the proposals submitted are:

Ideas . For individuals or startups who are validating their technology or their business model. For them an economic aid of 2,000 euros per month for 12 months is established.

Projects . Presented by more established SMEs and startups, but have not yet been commercially launched. In this case, business projects can receive financial aid of up to 144,000 euros per year, an aid that could also be extended for a second year.

The selected ideas and projects will be announced in the third quarter of the year. Since the Entrepreneurs Fund was created, which stands out for its commitment to both people with ideas and technological and energy development, there have been 43 innovative startups that have already obtained financing to make their idea a reality, among the more than 2,400 proposals received.

So now you know, if you have an interesting project that is turning your head and you do not know how to land the idea, let yourself be advised – and financed – by the Fundación Repsol accelerator. You are in time for your proposal to come true this year!