Imagine of the stars, the red carpets, the camera, the lights and the backdrop in the background which bears the emblems and logos of particular companies or businesses.These banners are ideal for the very formal events and this is the reason why they feature in almost all red carpet events.The step and repeat banner is sometimes referred to as press wall or step and repeat wall.It is a publicity backdrop which is mainly used for event photography.It is usually printed with repeating pattern, in a way that the emblems and brand logos are clearly visible in the photographs that are taken of individuals or groups standing or posing in front of them.These include canvas, poster paper, fabric, and vinyl.
At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, when villain Thanos snapped his fingers while wearing the gauntlet, many of our favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes were turned to dust.But not every death was documented in the movie.Thanks to a new set of Avengers: Endgame movie posters shared by Marvel Studios on Tuesday, the fates of some beloved characters have been revealed.The new posters show surviving characters in full color, with the dead featured in black and white.Most notably, Black Panther character Shuri (played by Letitia Wright) has a black and white poster.This kills the fan theory that Black Panther's sister would replace him, since he died in the Snap as well.
Thursday, HBO tweeted an image of the official season 8 poster, showing what looks like the Iron Throne.If you look toward the bottom of the poster, though, there's a dragon locking you in a death stare.Game of Thrones returns April 14.
Netflix is bringing you a handful of classic films this month.I recommend starting off with the political thriller All the President's Men, about the Watergate scandal.Then be sure to check out Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.And depending on your threshold for disturbing films, you might want to check out Deliverance.If you Quentin Tarantino fans were excited by the new poster for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which comes out in July, don't worry.Netflix is getting the The Hateful Eight: Extended Version to tide you over.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, Ikea's long awaited Symfonisk series of Sonos speakers will start at around $120 (£90 / AU$170).9to5Mac claims that it has seen a poster intended for Danish staff announcing that they will be entitled to a free speaker, in celebration of "the company's 50th anniversary in the country."Although they didn't provide an image of the poster, it apparently says that between July 1 and August 1, staff "will be able to redeem [the] voucher in order to get [a] SYMFONISK Wi-Fi-speaker in white or black", and that "the speaker has a value of [DKK]799."The poster also reportedly says that "the speaker can be placed horizontally or vertically or hung on the wall as a practical shelf", which confirms rumors that the range will include a wall-mounted speaker.Sonos' current range of speakers start from $179 (£179 / AU$299) with the Sonos One, so it looks like Ikea is offering a more budget-friendly way of owning a Sonos speaker with the new Symfonisk range.If the speaker in question does cost $120, it's likely that it will be the cheapest one of the range, but we won't know for sure until the Milan launch event in April.
Star Wars Celebration is almost here, which means it’s time for some fantastic art.And this print, by Michael Pasquale, is one of the best I’ve seen.The print, a detailed poster for Rogue One, is a fabulous panorama of the early Rebellion.Featuring nearly every character in the film, along with looming shots of a menacing, shadowy Death Star and a cameo appearance from the Star Wars Rebels Ghost, this print offers a great snapshot of the imagery and mood of the film.And the detail here is astounding, with every little part of the image holding up to intimate scrutiny.If you wanna make sure to score my Limited Edition @SW_Celebration Exclusive Art Print, be sure to reserve your copy at @DarkInkArt and pick it up anytime during the convention!
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The horrific shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand was designed from the start to get attention — leveraging social media to make sure as many people as possible would hear about the deaths and the hate underpinning them.Several people have been arrested so far.New Zealand police have told people to avoid mosques, and told mosques to “shut their doors.”A 17-minute video that seemed to show the shooting was posted to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.A post on 8chan, a messageboard, included links to a manifesto and a Facebook page where the poster said a livestream of the attack would be broadcast.The New Zealand massacre was livestreamed on Facebook, announced on 8chan, reposted on YouTube, commentated about on Reddit, and mirrored around the world before the tech companies could even react.
Marvel Studios apologized on Thursday for leaving Danai Gurira's name off of its new "Avengers: Endgame" poster.It tweeted a new version of the poster with her name at the top on Thursday, and said "she should have been up there all this time."After facing criticism, Marvel Studios apologized Thursday for originally leaving actress Danai Gurira's name off of the top of the latest "Avengers: Endgame" poster.Marvel Studios tweeted a new version of the poster on Thursday, now with Gurira's name added to the top of it.The new poster is below.The original poster sparked criticism because Gurira was the only person featured prominently on the poster whose name did not appear at the top.
NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are inviting experts and researchers in public health, sustainability, water management systems and academic communities to share oral and poster presentations at the Legionella Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 11-13 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.The deadline to submit abstracts for oral presentations is April 1.Renowned speakers and panel discussions will cover energy and water conservation, strategies for monitoring risk, mitigation solutions, factors increasing Legionella and other waterborne pathogens, plumbing design requirements for low-flow systems and the national research agenda.The conference will also include technical pre-conference workshops, case studies and new technology reviews.The first national Legionella Conference presented by NSF International in 2018 was sold out, attracting approximately 450 attendees, 20 poster presentations and 15 exhibits.Based on the success of last year's event, 2019 conference organizers NSF International and NEHA expect significantly higher attendance in September.
Study to show high accuracy of SNPfitR in predicting Alzheimer’s risk in both carriers and non-carriers of ApoE4OXFORD & MANCHESTER, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 13, 2019–Cytox, a precision medicine company which today is commercializing polygenic risk scoring (PRS) approaches for assessing genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s (AD) and other neurological diseases, has announced that in collaboration with Cardiff University it will be making a poster and short oral presentation at the multidisciplinary 14th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders (AD/PD 2019), March 26-31 in Lisbon, Portugal.The presentation will share results on the high accuracy of Cytox’s pioneering SNPfitRTM, an analytical software platform that contains multiple PRS algorithms, in predicting clinical Alzheimer’s disease in both carriers and non-carriers of ApoE4 risk allele, with validation and optimization in independent, well-characterized cohorts, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).In addition, the prediction accuracy in carriers was significantly increased compared with the accuracy achieved using ApoE (E4/E2), age and gender.Poster 249, ‘The Utility of Polygenic Risk Scores to Identify Individuals for Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease’, will be displayed all day on March 27th, as part of the ‘Imaging, Biomarkers, Diagnostics: Other’ session in the Exhibition Hall at the Lisbon Congress Centre and an oral presentation will be given by Eftychia Bellou, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, in the Short Oral Session 02 – Presentations of Selected Posters on March 28th, 09:15 – 11:15, Auditorium V.
I’ve taken to calling this second category, simply, shitty automation.There are fewer better poster children for shitty automation than self-checkout.“We as consumers have been acculturated to the concept of ‘self-service’ for decades, so doing labor that used to be done by workers has largely been naturalised,” Mateescu tells me.But in 1916, a businessman named Clarence Saunders opened the first self-service supermarket: Piggly Wiggly.But it was the opportunity to significantly reduce labor costs that no doubt led supermarket chains to follow suit.Despite a number of further steps towards automation, like barcode scanners, it wouldn’t be until the turn of the century when major grocers would again attempt some degree of Keedoozlificaiton.
Intel is forging ahead with 10nm Ice Lake and Lakefield processors, but the company might not be done with 14nm CPUs just yet.Apparently, Intel intends to release Cascade Lake (LGA 3647) processors in April and Cascade Lake-X (LGA 2066) at Computex 2019 according to an informed forum poster on the Chiphell boards.The former will purportedly be the next iteration of Xeon chips and the latter may shake out to become the successor to Intel's current line of high-end desktop chips, Basin Falls Refresh.Cascade Lake (LGA 3647) : AprilCascade Lake-X (LGA 2066) : COMPUTEX 2019 2019Intel / AMD10C Skylake (Comet Lake ?)/ 12C Zen218C Cascade Lake-X & 28C Skylake-X (W-3175X ?)/ 32C Threadripper March 10, 2019
The new Duck Tales cartoon has a lot of sentimental good will to build off of.After all, it’s following up on the legacy of a beloved cartoon, which itself stands as the poster child of the entire Disney Afternoons collection of cartoons, seen by many as one of Disney’s best eras for interesting animation.It also has a pretty great videogame to draw from, too, and that’s where the most recent episode of Duck Tales took some great inspiration from.Fans of that game will recognise the Moon theme, composed by Hiroshige Tonomura, a sweet, elegiac piece of music that plays over one of the game’s more exciting stages.In a really lovely move, Duck Tales has now made that song a part of the show’s new canon.In a sweet episode centring on Della Duck, the mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie, the song appears as a lullaby, with entirely new lyrics sung by Della herself.
Twitter’s new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet.It aims to offer Twitter a more experimental testing space where the company can try out new ideas outside of its existing public network, gain feedback from testers, then develop new features as a result of what it learns.Initially, the new twttr app will focus on testing new designs for conversations.As the company demonstrated at CES, the prototype app will show a different format for replies, where conversations themselves have a more rounded chat-like shape and are indented so they’re easier to follow.Engagements, sharing options and other tweet details are hidden from view in order to simplify reading through longer threads.And, most notably, the different types of replies are color-coded to designate those from the original poster as well as those Twitter users you personally follow.
Facebook has sued two Ukrainian men for allegedly using quiz apps to scrape Facebook users’ private data and inject advertisements into their News Feeds.The lawsuit, filed Friday, accuses Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov of running a years-long hacking scheme.Between 2017 and 2018, they enticed users to install malicious browser plugins promising horoscopes or “character and popularity” tests, apparently infecting around 63,000 Facebook users’ browsers.Sluchevsky and Gorbachov allegedly operated four web apps including “Supertest” and “FQuiz,” mostly targeting Russian and Ukrainian users.According to court filings, the apps offered personality quizzes like “Who are you of modern vampires?” (illustrated by a poster for Twilight) and “Who is yours [sic] doppelganger from the past?” (illustrated by pictures of Stalin and Lenin), as well as tests like “Do you have royal blood?”The web apps used Facebook’s login feature, promising to collect only limited information.
Carbonated Games has been quiet for a few years, but soon it will start making some news about its mobile multiplayer shooter game.Travis Boatman, CEO, started the company in 2015 after leaving the big company life.Boatman is a mobile veteran who did stints at Zynga, Electronic Arts, and Jamdat.He runs a team of a dozen with a lot of experience, and they’re working on a top-down view, squad-based, real-time shooter game that is being built with the Amazon Lumberyard game engine.It will be a mobile-first free-to-play game set in a modern dystopian world.In an interview with GamesBeat, Boatman said that the El Segundo, California-based company has gone big with Amazon, using its game tools such as Gamelift and Amazon Web Services.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Facebook less like a town square, and more like a living room.After building an multi-billion-dollar business on the idea of open sharing, Facebook is ready to become a more private, intimate kind of social network.Early on in the missive, Zuckerberg says: “In a few years, I expect future versions of Messenger and WhatsApp to become the main ways people communicate on the Facebook network.” The idea that the intimate space of messaging is the future of social networks permeates the entire post – a bit ironic considering how long messaging has been around for.While broader social networks have their place – Zuckerberg cites finding communities, fundraisers, and growing businesses as examples – the focus should be on private interactions.Zuckerberg says: “People expect their private communications to be secure and to only be seen by the people they’ve sent them to — not hackers, criminals, over-reaching governments, or even the people operating the services they’re using.”For this, Facebook needs end-to-end encryption throughout its services.
Yesterday, Xiaomi sent out invites to its event in Beijing, China.It’s highly likely that the company will announce the sequel to last year’s Black Shark gaming phone at the event.In the press release, Xiaomi didn’t outright say it would announce the Black Shark 2 in China.However, the company did say it would launch “its new flagship mobile device” under its Black Shark brand.Adding to this is a teaser poster that Xiaomi released and explicitly mentions the “Black Shark 2” name at the top.Based on previous rumors, the Black Shark 2 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, at least 8GB of RAM, and at least 128GB of storage.
The one-sided pursuit of higher user traffic and lofty fare subsidies were key factors behind the difficulties experienced by Chinese ride-hailing platforms, according to the country’s transport watchdog.The assessment was made at a briefing by the State Council Information Office (SCIO) on Thursday, as job cuts and financial losses have come under the spotlight in an industry that was once seen as the poster child of a booming sharing economy.“It is true that new types of industry players gained rapid growth, thanks to investment piling in at the start and the enabling role of the internet,” said vice minister of transport Liu Xiaoming, according to a verified transcript published on the SCIO’s website.“[But] behind the rise is companies sparing no cost to achieve breakneck growth and chasing traffic and valuations.”These companies failed to develop a truly “profitable or sustainable” business model and did not allocate enough resources to administration, which exposed safety risks, Liu said.The criticism comes after China decided to drop its “techno-utilitarian” approach to the ride-hailing sector in favor of tighter regulations to reinforce safety measures after the murder of two passengers by Didi Chuxing drivers last year.