As promised last month, YouTube TV is today launching the MLB Network on its streaming TV service, and with it, comes the announcement of an expanded promotional partnership with Major League Baseball.YouTube TV will again serve as the “presenting” sponsor of the World Series for two more years, and will debut a season-long sponsorship as well.In addition, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to add the premium service MLB.tv to their channel selection on the TV service for a fee.YouTube TV had partnered with MLB on the 2017 World Series for a sponsorship that included national TV spots – including ads that featured live footage – plus on-air callouts on FOX, the incorporation of MLB players in promotional efforts, and more.It also famously placed the YouTube logo behind home plate – a distraction that many thought was a step too far, as it made the game feel like a YouTube video waiting to be clicked and played.YouTube TV was the first brand to “present” the World Series in 2017, and that will continue in 2018 and 2019.
Nintendo confirmed that Okami HD is coming to the Switch, and it will take advantage of the the company’s hybrid device’s touchscreen.Okami HD debuted on multiple platforms in December, and now the Switch version is scheduled to arrive this summer.Capcom’s title debuted originally on the Sony PlayStation 2 in 2006.It had some beautiful animated art, and it let you play as a sun goddess with the physical manifestation of a wolf.You solved puzzles with brush strokes.With the Switch version, you can use touchscreen controls in handheld mode.
Nissan's Altima is one of the older kids on today's family sedan block, but that's poised to change on March 28.The automaker previously confirmed plans to unveil its sixth-generation midsize four-door at the New York Auto Show on that date, and now we have a sketch to whet our appetites.At a glance, the 2019 Nissan Altima appears significantly more assertive, thanks largely to a much more prominent V-motion grille that dips well below the bumper line.The headlamps have narrowed and look to have daytime running lamp light pipes that originate from the upper section of the grille and ride along the hood's leading edge.The bodysides also look more sculpted, with an interesting rear side window kick-up that almost gives the design a four-door coupe-like appearance from this front three-quarter vantage.Of course, this is just a design sketch, and it's typical for such things to feature exaggerated gestures and surfacing, not to mention slicker-than-reality greenhouses and oversized wheels.
Tom Clancy’s The Division managed to blur the line between role-playing and third-person tactical shooting when it released in 2016, and despite a rough start, it eventually turned into a game players could keep having fun with for months on end.Though news of a sequel to a game this big would usually not come until around E3, Ubisoft has announced the game a little bit early.On the German language version of the stock-trading site 4-Traders, a press release revealed that development of The Division 2 has begun.Ubisoft officially announced the game a short time later via a Twitch stream and posted the same release on the UbiBlog.The Division 2 is being developed by several studios, including Massive Entertainment as the lead developer, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Sofia, and Ubisoft Shanghai.The game will be built on the Snowdrop engine, used for the first game as well as South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Microsoft announced a new set of tools for developers aimed at helping them build Windows apps that leverage hardware acceleration for AI.The WinML API will take in a trained machine learning model and optimize its execution based on the hardware available on host devices.That way, developers can rely on local processing for their applications’ AI algorithms as fast as users’ Windows hardware can run them.For example, the API will make it possible for developers to use GPUs to speed up AI calculations without a whole lot of heavy lifting.Doing local AI computation is important for a few reasons: First, it can be faster than phoning home to a cloud service, since there’s no network latency involved.Second, customers can also get intelligent results without a network connection at all, which is important for applications that run in isolated environments.
This allows for larger photosites (pixels to you and I) on the sensor, delivering better light gathering capabilities, which in turn means better image quality - especially at higher sensitivities.The LiveView focusing speeds could be better and the SnapBridge connectivity is nothing to write home about, but this camera still manages to outshine the rest.Read the full review: Nikon D850Sensor: Full-frame CMOS | Megapixels: 26.2MP | Autofocus: 45-point AF, 45 cross-type | Screen type: 3-inch touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 6.5fps | Movies: 1080p | User level: Semi-professionalBrand new sensor and latest engineCanon recently added Canon EOS 6D Mark II to its full-frame DSLR lineup in India.
My god, it's full of hydrocarbonsA team of researchers carried out a series of experiments to study how complex hydrocarbons, an important class of molecules needed to create the building blocks for life, formed in space.Hydrocarbons, compounds made up of differing amounts of carbon and hydrogen, are common on Earth but also outside it.Some hydrocarbons, such as benzene or naphthalene, have been detected in meteorites floating around the solar system, leading scientists to wonder how they might have formed.Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of California, Berkeley and Florida International University, have recreated pyrene, a hydrocarbon commonly formed during the combustion processes in car engines, in a lab.A pressurised mixture of 4-phenanthrenyl - a hydrocarbon with one unpaired electron - another hydrocarbon compound acetylene were injected into a microreactor from a nozzle at supersonic speeds.
Google is selling Zagat to The Infatuation for an unspecified amount, according to a report from The New York Times.Google had originally bought the restaurant review company back in 2011 for $151 million, but earlier this year reports broke that Google was looking to sell Zagat off.Since that acquisition, Zagat restaurant listings have been integrated into Google Maps and Google employees have been running Zagat.com, but the company has failed to steward the review site, which has become less important over time, while more useful online services like longtime competitor Yelp have grown to dominate the space.The Infautuation is an interesting buyer for Zagat, given that its the exact sort of online-focused, upstart restaurant review service that has diminished Zagat and its once analog guides’ impact over the past few years.According to the NYT, The Infatuation is planning to keep Zagat as a separate brand, serving as a place for user-generated-content that will serve as a counterpart to The Infatuation’s own curated guides.
Playsaurus, a small Los Angeles-based game studio that makes Clicker Heroes and the upcoming Clicker Heroes 2, has recently been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t pay $35,000 for a patent licensing fee to cover a patent for “electronic tokens.”In a Thursday blog post, the CEO of Playsaurus wrote that the company that sent him the letter, GTX Corporation, is a “patent troll.” CEO Thomas Wolfley called GTX’s demands to avoid “costly litigation” over Playsaurus’ use of electronic “Rubies” in its games “meritless.”In a brief phone interview with Ars on Friday, Wolfley told Ars that receiving the demand letter was disconcerting.“I’ve been stressed out this whole week.”Leslie Jacobs, the Maryland-based attorney who sent Playsaurus the demand letter, did not respond to Ars’ request for comment.The patent was filed in 2000—it notes that “Electronic commerce using the World Wide Web (Web) is exploding in growth”—and was issued in 2007.
Homer looks horrifying, Bart is bizarre.Twitter user butchcoded tweeted on Monday that the characters from "The Simpsons," funny-looking on their best day, look absolutely terrifying when they face forward and look straight at us.Turns out this is such a well-known fact to some that there's even a Tumblr, "Front Facing Simpsons," highlighting the outlandish images.Of course, the Tumblr has its own Twitter account.I've never noticed it in decades of watching, but though the characters look perfectly acceptable in profile, something happens when they swing their heads toward the audience.The cartoony faces that are cute from the side seem to melt, and what the heck happens with the way their noses and eyes smoosh together?
The Drum is launching a new series call 'Unsung Heroes', in celebration of the people in the industry who slog hard behind the limelight for brands and clients,In this new series, The Drum speaks to these heroes and celebrate the work they do for their clients quietly behind the scenes.As they are seldom in the spotlight for their contribution to the success of campaigns, this is their time to shine.If you think of someone who deserves this recognition, please get in touch with Shawn Lim and nominate them!Kicking off our series is Jacqui Erskine, a stylist at the The Cannery, J. Walter Thompson Melbourne’s in-house production facility.Styling is an important part of the creative process as it is bridges the gap between an art director’s idea or concept and the final presented piece of work.
Google Assistant is getting better at assisting you with each passing week.Ever since the A.I.-powered helper stole the show at CES 2018 in January, it’s been proving that it’s a force to be reckoned with in the smart assistant realm, and the latest useful feature to be added to Assistant’s arsenal is called Routines.As the name suggests, Routines will let you string together a number of actions with just one command.They’re similar to Apple HomeKit Scenes, or IFTTT commands.Soon, for example, when you say, “Hey Google, I’m home,” you’ll be able to trigger Assistant to turn on the lights, share home reminders, play your favorite music, set your thermostat, and more.And if you can use four words to do what would normally require multiple commands (or physical actions), why not take advantage?
Location lighting typically requires a bag full of stands and supports, reflective umbrellas, soft boxes and much more.This is before you consider cumbersome battery packs and flash heads that require Arnie-esque arms to lug around.Cactus thinks there's an easier way and its latest RQ250 bare-bulb wireless monolight (due for release this summer) boasts a high output portable flash with consistent light quality for location shooting that fits in the palm of your hand.According to its maker, there simply wasn't a flash tube available to meet the expectations, so the Chinese company designed and built one from scratch.The result is the unique TubeOne flash head design that is said to deliver power with 'maximum efficiency', resulting in a reliable light source that is free from hotspots when used with the detachable, built-in reflector.A clever uni-body design means it can be used with the frosted glass lens to produces a 'beautiful and evenly spread of light', according to Cactus.
The Weinstein Company is to undergo an ‘orderly bankruptcy process’ according to its directors after talks to sell the scandal plagued business to a group of investors fell through.The New York film studio's links to co-founder Harvey Weinstein ultimately proved to be its downfall with the movie producer's fall from grace bringing his commercial empire down with him after dozens of women stepped forward to make allegations of sexual abuse and rape.He denies the allegations of non-consensual sex.In a statement the board wrote: “The Weinstein Company has been engaged in an active sale process in the hopes of preserving assets and jobs.Today, those discussions concluded without a signed agreement.”The final nail in the coffin for the business is believed to have come a fortnight ago when the New York attorney general's office filed a civil rights lawsuit against the business which accuses Weinstein of sexually harassing and abusing female employees as well as making death threats.
HotSpot Shield, one of the most popular VPNs in the country, saw more downloads in 2017 than ever beforeThe company's CEO says this is due to high-profile hacks and the FCC's crackdown on net neutrality.The U.S. is now HotSpot Shield's largest market.There were similar spikes following Congress's vote to allow Internet Service Providers to sell user data and after the massive Equifax hack, Gorodyansky says.These recent high-profile events have caused users to lose trust in both private companies and the government to safeguard their data, he says."Americans are starting to realize that security and privacy are important," he said.
In a 609-person, year-long study, dieters lost an average of about 12 pounds—regardless of whether they were trying to stick to a low-fat or a low-carb diet and regardless of whether they carried genetic variations linked to success on one of those diets.The lackluster finding, published by Stanford researchers this week in JAMA, knocks back hopes that we’re at the point of harnessing genetic information to tighten our waistlines.Biotech companies have even begun serving up DNA tests that claim to help hungry dieters pair their menus with their biological blueprints.Instead, they were offered 22 hour-long classes led by registered dietitians on how to follow their assigned diet without feeling deprived, as well as general advice on healthy eating.For instance, the low-fat group was advised to avoid oils, fatty meats, full-fat dairy, and nuts, while the low-carb group was cautioned to avoid cereals, grains, starch vegetables, and legumes.But both diet groups were told to “(1) maximize vegetable intake; (2) minimize intake of added sugars, refined flours, and trans fats; and (3) focus on whole foods that were minimally processed, nutrient dense, and prepared at home whenever possible.” Dietitians also went over emotional awareness—to avoid stress binges, for instance—and common behavioral modifications—such as setting goals—that can help with dieting.
SpaceX had to scrub the Wednesday launch attempt of its Falcon 9 rocket due to upper-level winds, but will try again Thursday morning.The instantaneous launch window opens (and closes) again at 9:17am ET.There is heightened interest in this launch because, for the first time, SpaceX will attempt to "catch" one of the two payload fairings that enclose the satellite at the top of the rocket.The value of these fairings is about $6 million, and recovering and reusing them would both save SpaceX money and remove another roadblock on their production line for Falcon 9 rockets.These fairings will separate from the rocket at about three minutes after launch and are "steerable" in the sense that SpaceX hopes to guide them back to a target location the ocean.The company has been mum about how it plans to slow the fairings and collect them as they fall to Earth.
An international research consortium developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) scientists, the first computer model to include 3D in the representation of human metabolic processes.To this end, the researchers integrated the three-dimensional structures of over 4,000 metabolic products, or metabolites as they are known, and nearly 13,000 proteins into an existing computer model.The name of this new computer-based tool, which has been made available to the biomedical research community recently, is Recon3D.The researchers' results on Recon3D appear in the journal Nature Biotechnology (doi:10.1038/nbt.4072).They make the existing knowledge tangible and thereby help scientists to accurately formulate and work on targeted problems in research.To create such models, researchers analyse all the publications and databases they can find on a topic and feed this information into their model.
Navigating through the Amazon jungle can be perilous work.There are aggressive anacondas, prickly poison dart frogs, point-toothed piranha, and jittery jaguars (not to mention immortal warrior goddesses), all ready and willing to end your existence in a matter of seconds.Navigating through Amazon Prime Video isn’t nearly as daunting, but it can still be something of a trick to find the good stuff.As such, we’ve put together this list of our favorites from the service.Most are true Amazon Originals — produced in-house like Netflix Originals — as Amazon Studios has been ratcheting up production in recent years.We’re here to count down the best of the bunch, so you can spend less time hunting in the wild, and more time watching.
Solid state disk with whopping 30TB capacity begins production run at Samsung factoriesSamsung is to up the storage capabilities of data centre servers with the news that it has begun mass production of what it says is the largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD).Dubbed the PM1643, the new SSD is geared towards the next generation of enterprise storage systems, thanks to its 30.72 terabyte (TB) capacity.But now Samsung’s new PM1643 will utilise South Korean’s latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, and 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips to deliver over 30TB of storage.This is almost double that of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in March 2016.Samsung said the breakthrough was made possible as it combined 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.