Esports One has raised $3 million to provide AI-based analytics for esports fans.The goal is to help solve one of esports’ biggest challenges: The action unfolds so fast that it’s hard for spectators to know what’s going on in a match.The Los Angeles-based startup said it uses computer vision, machine learning, and custom analytics to help esports enthusiasts understand in real-time what is happening in an esports match.Esports One uses proprietary computer vision technology, machine learning and custom datasets to provide real-time information for fans.The financing enables the company to continue to scale operations and hire more people.Esports is expected to grow to $2.5 billion by 2020, according to market researcher Newzoo.
Tesla has received Semi pre-orders from big-name clients like Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch.Alexis Georgeson/TeslaA video showing what may be a prototype of Tesla's electric semi-truck, the Semi, was uploaded to YouTube on January 17.The seven-second clip shows the truck driving down a residential street in California between the company's factory and headquarters.The truck will be a significant test of Tesla's production capabilities.While Tesla isn't expected to start producing its electric semi-truck, the Semi, until 2019, a video showing what may be a prototype of the truck was uploaded to YouTube on January 17.The seven-second clip shows the truck driving down a residential street in Sunnyvale, California, which is located between the company's factory in Fremont and its Palo Alto headquarters.
Britain could be back in the European Union in a generation if it is reformed, a senior Cabinet minister has hinted.David Lidington said he did not believe the result of the referendum would be reversed but suggested the EU would not look the same in 20 years’ time, The Press Association reports.The bloc is likely to be configured differently and that “is something that future parliaments, future generations, will have to consider”, the Cabinet Office Minister said.Lidington, a former Europe minister who campaigned for Remain, told The Daily Telegraph: “I think that the EU itself is going to change, and I think it is almost inevitable that the dynamic of the single currency is going to drive at least some of the current members of the EU towards much closer economic and, to a degree, political integration in the future.“And I can’t see the UK wanting to go back into that sort of arrangement.“But we may be looking in a generation’s time at an EU that is also configured differently from what it is today, and the exact nature of the relationship between the UK and that future system – whatever it turns out to be – of European co-operation is something that future parliaments, future generations, will have to consider.
Twitch is the undisputed king of live-streamed gaming content, with millions of viewers watching esports, “let’s plays,” and other live shows, but the website is now a destination for prerecorded video as well.Twitch’s Video Producer tool suite gives content creators more options for sharing premade videos, as well as additional ways to engage with their audience.The Video Producer tools give creators the ability to hold “Premieres” for their latest videos, with countdown timers and a landing page in order to attract an audience before the video actually goes live.Users will also see a new “Premiere” button on channels so they can tell if content has been prerecorded.The previous Vodcast feature has been replaced with “Reruns,” which allow streamers to rebroadcast previous videos, complete with a chat box so users can still discuss it.“With Video Producer, creators can tap into an array of tools like Premieres to build momentum for videos, setting the stage for more impactful programming, while attracting and retaining fans,” said project leader Bob Bahramipour in a press release.
Microsoft today announced that from February continuing through to April, both the Surface Book 2 13.5-inch and 15-inch flavours will be rolling out to India, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the following countries: Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand.The hybrid hasn’t previously been on sale in these territories, and pricing is still to be confirmed.The 15-inch model features an 8th-gen Core i7 processor alongside a more powerful GPU than you’ll get in the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 – it runs with a GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of video memory (as opposed to a GTX 1050 with 2GB of video RAM).Previously, the bigger and beefier 15-inch convertible had only been launched in the US, but pre-orders are about to go live in the UK and Australia, as well as in Canada and Ireland, alongside the following nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland.So there’s more pixel-shifting power here, which is just as well as the display of the 15-inch version has a resolution of 3,240 x 2,160 compared to the smaller Surface Book 2's 3,000 x 2,000 (but because it’s a bigger screen, it actually has a slightly lower pixel density – although this is a very minor difference and nothing you’d actually notice).Those who want to partake in a spot of gaming on the move will also appreciate that the 15-inch Surface Book sequel has built-in wireless connectivity for an Xbox One controller.
In a suit filed in the US state of Florida, Dr Douglas Berger is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 (£10,873), alleging libel and defamation after anonymous commenters called him a “scam artist” and “fucking maniac”.A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Redditors, unnamed in Dr Berger’s complaint, to pay for legal fees.Comments disparaging Dr Berger’s services on Reddit date back to 2014.Since then, Dr Berger has developed a degree of notoriety among commenters in the R/Japan and R/JapanLife threads.His own suit charts this unpopularity, as it includes the multiple threads created in the past few years to warn people from the Meguro Counseling Center where he is the director.From the Reddit thread recapping the suit:
Twitter shares increased by 5% after Facebook announced that it will demote business, brand and media posts in news feed shake up.According to CNBC, Twitter stands to gain from Facebook's decision when it comes to selling advertising, with traffic for media companies dependent on Facebook as a distribution platform, set to diminish.Meanwhile, Facebook shares fell as much as 4% after the announcement.Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect that Twitter sales fell 5.3% last year to $2.4bn.However, analysts are of the opinion that its sales will rise 6.4% in 2018 to $2.55 bn.This doesn't come as a surprise for Facebook as Zuckerberg expected the move to have a negative impact on engagement and time spent logged in but believes that a temporary hit is worth it to enhance the wellbeing of members.
What most gamers probably don't realize is that an NES version of the game was developed at the same time and cancelled just before its planned release.One of those prototypes has now been obtained and preserved by the Video Game History Foundation's (VGHF's) Frank Cifaldi, who demonstrated the emulated ROM publicly for the first time at MAGFest last weekend.After hearing of a similar game on PC and trying SimCity for himself, Miyamoto was impressed enough to get Nintendo to purchase the console rights for the game, rather than trying to make a competing title.The NES version was then shown at the 1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show, as proven by contemporaneous footage from the insufferable syndicated show Video Power, hosted by the equally insufferable Johnny Arcade.While the SNES version of SimCity was released in August 1991, the NES version was summarily canceled and wouldn't be heard from for over 15 years.That's when a 2006 issue of Nintendo Power mentioned that Managing Editor Scott Pelland had a "far in development" golden prototype cartridge sitting in his desk.
Baidu’s DuerOS is essentially China’s Alexa.Over the course of the last few years, the company has built a voice assistant and an ecosystem of hardware partners that, for the most part, cater to the Chinese market.At CES this week, the company talked a bit more about its own first-party smart speaker: the oddly compelling Raven H, which looks nothing like what you imagine a smart speaker would look like.In addition, though, it also showed off the popIn Aladdin, a dome light with a built-in projector that the company specifically designed for the small apartment you find in countries like Japan.Baidu developed the light/projector together with smart projector maker XGIMI and Baidu Japan’s popIn brand.It’s kind of ingenious when you think about.
The top of a power plant may not be the first place you’d think of for a ski slope, but that’s exactly what architects in Denmark have planned.What’s more, it’ll be one of the longest artificial ski slopes in the world when it opens later this year, giving outdoor enthusiasts panoramic views of the city of Copenhagen as they head down the run.The slope will be part of the 88-meter-high Amager Bakke waste-to-power incinerator plant to create a facility that can be enjoyed by the community instead of just stared at from afar, or completely ignored.It also aims to be the world’s most efficient waste-burning and energy-generating plant when it starts operating.Besides the 440-meter slope for skiers of all abilities, there’ll also be a challenging 180-meter run featuring a knee-knocking angle of 45 degrees at its steepest point.And if skiing isn’t your thing, visitors will also be able to enjoy the nature-filled landscaped park atop the facility.
When friends ask me about my endgame headphones — the ones that I would buy, love, and cherish above all others — my answer is usually the Sennheiser HD 800 S, a pair that I reviewed back in 2016.I’m not alone in my admiration for Sennheiser’s pricey flagship cans, and I suspect I won’t be alone in my profound excitement and curiosity about a new Sennheiser HD 820 that the German audio company just announced at CES.The 820 is a closed-back variant of the 800 S, adding a measure of isolation between your music and the surrounding environment.The original 800 S is like a sieve when it comes to letting outside sound in, and it pushes almost as much volume out of the headphones’ sides as it does into your cranium.There’s good reason, however, for this antisocial open-back design.That’s why we usually see open-back headphones like the 800 S or the Focal Utopia competing for the title of having the best and most pristine sound.
Cancelled operations were “part of the plan” for the NHS to deal with its worst ever winter crisis, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.During her New Year interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the PM was told the crisis gripping the health service is a matter of “life and death” but the PM simply repeated her claim it was “better prepared” than ever before this year.It comes amid 55,000 operations being cancelled in the space of a month, a return to mixed sex wards and 16,900 people being stuck in ambulances waiting to get into an A unit in the week from Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve.May said: “You mentioned operations being postponed.“Of course we want to ensure that those operations can be reinstated as soon as possible, but it’s about making sure that those who most urgently need care are able to get that treatment when they need it.”May was pressed on the case of Leah Butler Smith, a woman from Essex who has spoken of her anguish after she was left in an ambulance for an hour while her mum was having a stroke.
The internet of things, or IoT, is pervasive these days in your personal life.However, this technology is just getting into the Global 2000 companies.Yet most of the Global 2000 companies are unaware of the risks that they are bringing to IT and cloud security with their IoT adoption.Well, for example, as thermostats and sensor fail in buildings’ HVAC systems, they are often replaced with smart devices, which can process information at the device.These new IoT sensor devices often are computers unto themselves; many have their own operating systems and maintain internal data storage.IT is largely unaware that they exist in the company, and they are often placed on the company’s networks without IT’s knowledge.
Last month, HBO offered a sneak peek at series, specials, and films to expect from the cable network in 2018.But its new-year teaser reel had one obvious omission: any declaration about the future of Game of Thrones, other than a brief shot of a few series characters.HBO issued a Thursday announcement to confirm that Game of Thrones' eighth—and final—season will debut in "2019."The network didn't hint at either a month or release window.Instead, it confirmed that the season will contain six episodes and offered a list of writers and directors on board, including longtime TV series contributors David Benioff and D.B.Otherwise, the announcement contained nothing in the way of plot or character hints, let alone a trailer.
Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe is certainly priceless, but that doesn’t mean that we’re looking for solutions to be pricey.Alas, even if a smart security system doesn’t have a high up-front price tag, the associated monthly subscription costs that many of these smart cameras and sensors require quickly add up.Meet Sens8, the smart home security system that promises to be affordable from start to finish.On Wednesday, January 3, Sens8 launched an all-in-one smart security device that purports to offer comprehensive monitoring, but without the hefty price tag.Featuring Smart Alert Technology, this system claims to reduce false security alarms, helping to cut down on emergency service disruption, as well as wasted costs.Sens8 boasts advanced motion and passive infrared sensors in order to detect intrusions and potential threats, and the 1080P HD live-streaming camera will capture footage for homeowners whenever they need it.
Last Friday, December 29, Samsung Electronics filed a trademark application for a new term with the European Intellectual Property Office.According to a document found by Dutch news blog Galaxy Club, the application is for “DeX Pad” — which could be its new wireless dock launching alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.While no other details have been revealed, the DeX Pad is expected to allow you to use your smartphone as a virtual keyboard or a touchpad once it’s resting flat.This allows you to leave your keyboard or mouse at home, instead of having to carry around the extra equipment.The Samsung Dex Station has a similar use case — but it instead gives you the opportunity to leave your laptop at home.When connected to a monitor — along with a few other accessories — the docking station turns your Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 into an Android desktop operating system.
Spotify alone has more than 2,500 playlists created by its 150 curators, and Apple Music launched on the promise of having expert human curators instead of faceless algorithms.Spotify’s 50-song RapCaviar playlist boasts more than 8 million followers, often spins the newest songs before they hit radio, and has turned Spotify’s global head of hip-hop programming, Tuma Basa, into one of the two most sought-after people in hip-hop.Prior to signing with the Love Renaissance label, had spent years wallowing in obscurity, essentially homeless at a different indie label.Then something big happened — something that 6Lack’s manager Tunde Balogun tells Digital Trends “pretty much changed our lives from that point.” Chery started spreading 6Lack’s song Prblms throughout Apple Music’s playlist ecosystem.“So I put Prblms on a few playlists, and by the end of that week, he had a million streams, and based on placement on iTunes of that song in Hot Tracks, he sold 10,000 units, independently, before he got signed.”In 2016, 6Lack hardly performed live, and by Balogun’s admission, the Atlanta-bred crooner’s fan base wasn’t, and still isn’t, listening to radio.
A chart showing the value of bitcoin on 31 December, 2017.A bitcoin was worth $13,324 at 12.30 p.m. (GMT) on New Year's Eve.It was up 4% on the previous 24 hours.A single Bitcoin has increased in value 13-fold since January 1.Bitcoin started the final day of 2017 with an increase in value, and looked set to end the year on a high note.The cryptocurrency was up more than 4% as of 12.30 p.m. on New Year's Eve 2017, according to data from Markets Insider.
It’s cold and dreary, with the fluffy snow having long gone to brown mush.You got socks again and even the Christmas dinner table wasn’t spared a heated debate about whether to watch Strictly or the Great British Bake Off.Families gather; issues come up.I suppose it’s not surprising that over three million British holiday makers are expected to book their summer holidays this week alone.Surprise, surprise – Spain is still the most popular destination for British holidaymakers.In fact, the only region to buck this trend is London, where only seven per cent are planning to visit the Mediterranean hotspot on their next trip, instead preferring to explore Greece and the USA.
But for many entrepreneurs, it's simply not realistic to spend a lot of money to acquire new business.Instead, consider a few of these cost-effective marketing strategies that can help generate early successes.I believe all businesses -- regardless of size -- should adopt referral, or affiliate, marketing.I've used it with a good deal of success and put it to work in all my online businesses.Start by setting up an affiliate program though networks such as ShareASale or ImpactRadius.Email outreach also can serve as an efficient tool when communicating with influencers: