New upstarts like DriveClub have tried to steal the crown, but Polyphony is finally back to defend it with GT Sport.With some serious sponsorships and FIA approval, the first Gran Turismo to hit the PS4 is gearing up for its parade lap, but after I got the chance to sniff the virtual petrol at Sony's London launch event, I'm wondering if there have been a few missed gears in the run up to launch.There were 20 on show at the reveal event, with 137 promised for the full release, split between four power groups.Beginners should stick to the hot hatches and stock sportscars of Group 4, but eventually you'll progress up to the mental race-spec road warriors and fictional GT Vision concept cars of Group 1.Anyone can jup into an official FIA race weekend, with winners from each region progressing to an international finals event, with full race commentary and global broadcast online.Polyphony has a long way to go to hit the eSports big time, but the in-game spectator camera looked as slick as anyting you'd see on Sky Sports F1.
Google hosted the first-ever Google Play Awards this year at Google I/O, its annual developer conference held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.We re now reaching over 1 billion users every month and there s literally something for everyone, Google noted in an email.From real-time multiplayer to beautiful Indie games, industry changing startups to innovative uses of mobile technology, developers like you continue to push the boundaries of what apps can do.Five nominees are selected for each of the 10 categories, and unlike Apple, Google doesn t split its wins between phones and tablets.The Best Standout Startup is Hopper, an app that gives you the best time to fly and buy tickets at lower rates.You can view the full list of winners below:Best App: HouzzBest Early Adopter: World Around MeBest Families App: Thinkrolls 2Best Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle MobileBest Game: Clash RoyaleMost Innovative: NYT VRBest Use of Material Design: RobinhoodBest Standout Indie: AlphabearBest Use of Google Play Game Services: Table Tennis TouchBest Standout Startup: HopperThe Google Play store is a big deal — it s Google s way of hosting and offering apps to its billion-plus Android users.
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Staffordshire Police said it was "a concept" that could become significant.Dr Sturdy Colls said: "What we want to do is to come up with the best solution that helps the criminal justice system - help the police in their detection and recording of crime and then to help jurors in court to understand those crimes better that they ever did before."If a barrister could do this, he or she could easily show the jury the scene of the crime without any confusion.Simon Tweats, head of justice services at Staffordshire Police, said it could make a significant difference with regard to how evidence was presented and "bring to life" complex scenes.But Jason Holt, a barrister at Steven Solicitors, said he was "sceptical" about the technology and whether it would make a real impact on cases."We've recently gone on to a digital system within the Crown court and it's causing significant delays; the systems we're using break down, the technology isn't sufficient and we go back to pen and paper.
Globally averaged temperature anomalies in 2015.Image: NOAAIn 2006, Al Gore s An Inconvenient Truth spread the idea of human-caused climate change far and wide in what is now considered a watershed moment for the science.Then, last spring, atmospheric CO2 rose to 400 ppm for an entire month.The year of An Inconvenient Truth s release was the hottest in recorded history, but just four years later, it was overtaken by 2010.2010 held the heat record for three years, before 2014 came along and took the crown handily, only to have its record shattered by 2015.Without more aggressive decarbonization, we could be in store for closer to 3 degrees of warming by the end of the 21st century, making it far more likely that global sea level will rise several feet, drowning coastal cities worldwide and displacing tens of millions of people.
Los Angeles-based custom cabinet maker Luno just combined two great things into one great thing, and I hate my brain for not thinking of it first.Unflatteringly named the EGB2, this piece of functional retro furniture houses a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon—a damn good turntable—inside a custom-made cabinet with modern AirPlay conveniences, a silk dome tweeter, and a 100-watt subwoofer for extra thump.But the crown jewel is the included mini-bar, complete with four gold-rimmed glasses for all your liquor-guzzling pleasure.Since each cabinet is custom made, prices vary but expect in the thousands, since the record player alone starts at around $400.Either way, I want need it.What Hi-fi
Behind the scenes of Windows Phone 7 - how Microsoft planned to make it a successSo with the reboot to the new tiled interface, combined with all the enterprise, security and software smarts of Microsoft, things looked rather rosy.Today, with Microsoft laying off thousands of staff members from the smartphone division and massive question marks hanging over the future of phone production by the brand altogether, I can't help but think Microsoft made one huge mistake when it purchased Nokia in 2013 - making more flagship phones.Big brands stopped making Windows Phones in the volumes they were, not willing to gamble on the unproven OS again.If you look at the most popular Windows Phone handsets in the past five years, after an early surge of high-end devices which were all that was on offer from a variety of top-end brands the lower end phones took the crown: the Lumias 520, 620, 530 and 640 all outshone their more expensive brethren as people not willing to spend hundreds on a new phone hoovered up these handsets from a well-known brand.That market share would have been golden to Microsoft.But while 2012's predictions for iOS are largely true it managed only 13.9% compared to the 17.2% predicted in 2015, according to IDC the excess wasn't taken by Windows Phone, but by an army of supercheap Android phones.
Jurors could use virtual reality to enter a crime sceneUsing virtual reality VR technology jurors could soon be able to enter crime scenes."VR is going to be most social platform and we've created new teams at Facebook to build the next generation of social apps and VR," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had earlier said.The technology, which is expected to first make inroads in the video gaming industry, would go on to bring about major changes in the field of education, entertainment and retail.Speaking to BBC, Caroline Sturdy Colls, associate professor for forensic said, "What we want to do is to come up with the best solution that helps the criminal justice system - help the police in their detection and recording of crime and then to help jurors in court to understand those crimes better that they ever did before.""We don't have a very good track record with bringing technology into court rooms," said Jason Holt, a barrister at Steven Solicitors."We've recently gone on to a digital system within the Crown court and it's causing significant delays; the systems we're using break down, the technology isn't sufficient and we go back to pen and paper.
GIF Image: YouTubeDonald Trump s army of supporters are lots of things: violent, racist, musical.I ll tell you.Here is every original composition supercuts don t count called Trump Train I could find on YouTube, ranked.Best line:Debt keeps growing bigger, no one seems to careHoles in the border, danger everywhereBest line:So if you re Cruz-in for a bruisin And you don t like RubioJust come on board the Trump trainThat s the only way to goBest line:USA is in our creedTrump for America is what we needBest line:Election year in USA the Game of Thrones begunThe donkey fights the elephant both going for the crownBest line:The libs will be a little tightIt s okay, they ll surviveOur country will discover many jobs againOur borders will not let the illegals inWhen Donald Trump takes the reigns of America in 2017Best line:Now Donald s going to bring jobs back from ChinaHave Mexico pay for the wallWill hang a big ol sign says Keep out all you terrorists We ll let em know Ms. Liberty s still standing tallBest line:They call him an angry American millions want to hireWe can t wait to see they re face when he gets to say You re fired Best line:Let s make America great againTrump trainWhoo-wooGet on boardTrump trainWhoo-woooBest line:The criminals must not have their waySo stand and fight the Donald wayFamily values and true libertyThat s all he wants for you and meArtist: theronniebuss Best line:Let s all vote for this man to run this nationCause if it s liberals, I feel sorry—sorry for youBest line:Our country needs a leaderAnd Trump will unifyHe s gonna close that borderAnd build that wall so highBest line:The locomotive s moving down the trackCome on let s take America backAlso:Trump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpTrump Trump TrumpBest line:Some people say he s cockyBut that s alright with meWas not a politician as you can plainly seeHe won t put up with bullcrap, and talkin all PCLike Hillary and BernieHe s got them on the runBest line:Come and join us feel the powerIt s a movement renovationBest line:Mitt Romney s a jokeLil Marco chokesTed Cruz?Don t get me startedAnd Democrats?Best line:That Rubio s a jokeCruz is a liarThat Mexico wall just got ten feet higherLet me hear you say Trump, Trump, Trump trainHe ain t no chump, chump, chump changeShe can hide BenghaziBut she can t hide her mailWhen Trump becomes presidentHe ll throw her in jailBest line:We re going forwardWith the American dreamWe have a fighter yes!
The product Nosa launched on 500 pharmacies tomorrow. Nose Option has an extremely competent team which effectively conducted its market launch, says Håkan Alfon, Investment Manager at Almi Invest, and continues: Their unique product is sought after by both healthcare market, but also by private individuals. Two important parameters of the rapid expansion that the company is in, says Adrian Liljeforsgatan, CEO of Option Nose, and continues: At present, we are launching the product on the Crown Pharmacy and Pharmacy Group. Besides, thus minimizing the problem of bad smell, product nasal passages extends slightly, breathing "explains Adrian Liljeforsgatan. She took matters into her own hands and simply invented Nosa. With the new capital will Nose option to invest in a fully automated production to bring down the production cost per unit.
The computer tooth design software and milling machine are photographed at Oasis Dental Office in Dublin, Calif., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.With new software and computer aided design systems and equipment, dental offices are able to digitally scan a tooth, design a crown, mill the crown, and install the crown all within one office visit."Gann was able to transform her mission impossible into dental reality thanks to an emerging technology that has melded the digital realm with the world of dentistry.In conventional dentistry, patients needing a crown typically undergo a numbing of the mouth, then are asked to bite down on a gooey substance to help create the impression for the temporary and the permanent crowns.You get a better restoration in less time.""The patients think it's like magic," Petrush said.
And if content marketing on these tiny devices is king, video content is the crown jewel.According to that same study, it s not going to all be happening on wired devices those good old desktops .Then YouTube launched YouTube Live, Facebook Live came screaming onto the scene and the top of your news feed , followed by Tumblr delighting songbirds everywhere with its first live stream from the Stagecoach country music festival.Based on all of the social media metrics we have for clients over the past 10 years, we know that in social, behind-the-scenes content gets the most engagement.I cannot say this enough: Winning brands today will be defined by their ability and openness to creating authentic relationships with their consumers.Over the past 10 years, Maggie has launched and managed large online communities for brands with hundreds of thousands of fans, implemented and managed robust social customer care programs, launched paid social strategies that reach millions, and managed events with hundreds of thousands of attendees for clients in various fields including real estate, fashion, energy, sports and medicine.
The purchase grants Starbreeze full creative control over new entries in classic Cinemaware franchises like It Came from the Desert, Wings, and Defender of the Crown, among many others.With this transaction, Starbreeze now owns the rights to the Cinemaware brand in addition to the games Defender of the Crown, Wings, The King of Chicago, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Lords of the Rising Sun, Rocket Ranger, SDI, It Came from the Desert and the sequel of that game, Antheads, and multiple entries in the TV Sports series.For us, as a developer, it will be a pleasure to re-energize and bring these great brands into the new era of VR and other platforms, said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint.The classic Cinemaware games are concepts that still in this day are epic imaginations.Many of Cinemaware s games adapted popular movie genres to the world of PC gaming, resulting in acclaimed narrative-driven titles like the mobster-themed The King of Chicago.The company went bankrupt in 1991, and the rights to its legacy titles changed hands multiple times over the last two decades.
Fans of classic game developer Cinemaware, known for its Amiga and Atari titles including the Defender of the Crown and It Came from the Desert franchises, may have reason to rejoice: rights to the company's intellectual property have been picked up by Starbreeze.While the company struggled back to its feet in 2000, it failed to recapture its glory days with the brand eventually being sold to eGames in 2005 where it went into hibernation - until now.The titles included in the deal are: Defender of the Crown, Wings, The King of Chicago, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Lords of the Rising Sun, Rocket Ranger, It Came from the Desert and its sequel Antheads, SDI, and the TV Sports titles Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, Football, and Hockey.'Defender of the Crown is one of the games that made me and many others at Starbreeze go into the gaming industry all those years ago.For us, as a developer, it will be a pleasure to re-energise and bring these great brands into the new era of VR and other platforms,' claimed Starbreeze chief executive Bo Andersson Klint of the deal.'The classic Cinemaware games are concepts that still in this day are epic imaginations.
If you were disappointed there wasn t a special Queen emoji to mark her real 90th birthday that s April 21, folks on Twitter, then here s some news to cheer you up.Twitter has created a custom crown emoji so users can congratulate Her Majesty on the social media site as the nation gets ready to celebrate the Queen s official birthday this weekend.All you need to do is tweet your birthday wishes using hashtags Queenat90 and happybirthdayyourmajesty and a crown emoji will appear.And this is what the emoji – launched on @RoyalFamily – will look like:View photosMore Twitter With the Monarch celebrating such a milestone birthday, we wanted to enable Twitter users to mark the occasion in a truly special way on the platform, said Dara Nasr, Twitter s UK managing director.The crown emoji represents The Queen s lifelong commitment and reflects people s love and admiration for her on this special birthday.We can t wait for users to share their messages and join the conversation on Twitter during the celebrations this weekend.
Image: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Shanghai Disney Resort opened its gates to the public today, and in every single aspect it s the crown jewel in a Disney Princess theme park tiara.A New York Times report gives insight into the intense negotiations between Disney CEO Bob Iger and the Chinese government to introduce Mickey to Communism.Not only was Main Street, USA nixed by the Chinese you ll want to call it Mickey Avenue , some of the rides were deemed too American:Worried that importing classic rides would reek of cultural imperialism, Disney left out stalwarts such as Space Mountain, the Jungle Cruise and It s a Small World.Instead, 80 percent of the Shanghai rides, like the Tron lightcycle roller coaster, are unique, a move that pleased executives at the company s Chinese partner, the state-owned Shanghai Shendi Group, who made multiple trips to Disney headquarters in California to hash out blueprint details.To be honest, the Tron thing looks pretty sweet and if the intention was to make us jealous, China, WE ARE.Also, no Jungle Cruise—but somehow a totally imperialistically themed Pirates of the Caribbean ride is fine?
In the last three years, we ve witnessed a boom of Gold Rush proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.Chris Milk, the pioneering director behind Evolution Of Verse, had this to say on the matter:It s simple, really: when you are a given person or with them , rather than watching them from a remove of time and space, you experience a greater degree of empathy.Are you the dog on the couch looking up at the two of them?As Katy Newton and Karin Soukup definitively stated, There is no such thing as a neutral observer.Rather than thinking about how to direct viewers toward a specific experience, a better embrace of the form would be to consider ways to make narrative environments rich enough to elicit repeat viewings.Maybe the crown molding has a hidden message carved into it that begins to glow, alerting you to a vital piece of information relating to Haley & Ghost s conversation.
The million-dollar watch is created from a one large sapphire crystal, which explains the gargantuan asking price.Sapphire is used in every aspect in the watch, from the rounded, multi-angular case horns to the crown, and it puts the patented tourbillon movement on full display.Featuring a hand-wound caliber complete with a 120-hour power reserve, the luxury watch has two tourbillon escapements, one contained inside another.The outer tourbillon completes a rotation every four minutes, and its inner tourbillon rotates every 60 seconds.Only eight pieces are currently slated to be crafted by hand over the next three years, and each piece will set you back a stunning $1.275 million.Exclusive to the U.S., we can rest assured that enthusiasts from across the world will be dying to get their hands or wrists on these watches.
News: Emergence of the UK as the fintech centre of the world is helping support the mass adoption of technology.The growth of contactless payment technology could result in the UK becoming a cashless society within 20 years.With contactless spending having increased by 326% year-on-year, according to MasterCard, the majority of UK consumers 68% now believe that cashless technologies will completely replace physical money by 2036.Supported by the rise of contactless payments for travel, paying by a touch of the card, or phone, or contactless fashion accessory, has become increasingly popular.London has forged a path to the top when it comes to being a financial centre and technology hub, which has helped the UK's fintech sector generate £6.6bn in revenue last year, attracting £525m in investment, and supporting 61,000 jobs, according to EY.Eileen Burbidge, Investor and HM Treasury Fintech Envoy said: "The UK is emerging as the fintech centre of the world and London is the jewel in the crown of the UK's fintech success story.
An algorithm that predicts bestselling books has awarded a perfect score to The Circle by Dave Eggers, a book that just so happens to be a dystopian satire of life in Silicon Valley.Said algorithm was developed by Matthew Jockers, co-founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, alongside former publisher Jodie Archer to prove that there is a formula for which books sell.Anyone who has watched the success of Nicholas Sparks s career could have told you this without building an algorithm, but let s put that aside for now.It analysed the plot, theme, style and more of over 20,000 novels to award the crown to The Circle, which is about an ahem, fictional West Coast company that has eaten up Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on.It s been called a 500-page satire of the tech world while appearing to have little interest in the actual tech world and more succinctly, a book that reads like Hunger Games with apps.Too bad The Circle, which is supposedly ranked the single more paradigmatic bestseller of the past 30 years by an algorithm that is right over 80 per cent of the time never cracked the top 50 in any fiction charts.
An algorithm that predicts bestselling books has awarded a perfect score to The Circle by Dave Eggers, a book that just so happens to be a dystopian satire of life in Silicon Valley.Said algorithm was developed by Matthew Jockers, co-founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, and former publisher Jodie Archer to prove that there is a formula for which books sell.Anyone who has watched the success of Nicholas Sparks career could have told you this without building an algorithm, but let s put that aside for now.It analyzed the plot, theme, style and more of over 20,000 novels to award the crown to The Circle, which is about an ahem, fictional West Coast company that has eaten up Facebook, Twitter, Google, and so on.It s been called a 500-page satire of the tech world while appearing to have little interest in the actual tech world and more succinctly, a book that reads like Hunger Games with apps.Too bad The Circle, which is supposedly ranked the single more paradigmatic bestseller of the past 30 years by an algorithm that is right over 80 percent of the time never cracked the top 50 in any fiction charts.
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