the Limberjack is a motorsågs-simulator developed by Husqvarna.Di Digital has in several articles reported on the huge sums of money are ploughed down in different projects related to VR, virtual reality.Now skips the venerable gräsklippar and motorsågstillverkaren Husqvarna at the hajp-train.In a new game for the HTC Vive, developed in collaboration with the digital agency LBi Digitas, the user may clear the loss with a of the company's chainsaws without the risk of bloody accidents.the Game is called Limberjack and is free to download on Steam.It is trimming a 2.7 meter-long tree trunk in the shortest possible time.
Your phone buzzes in your pocket.The name drifting across the top of your screen?Your heart skips a beat, your stomach clenches and that familiar burning sensation creeps around your cockles.That s how we like to think being courted by Mr Jong-un would be like anyway.North Korea has reportedly launched its own Netflix-style video streaming service, and it s called Manbang.It roughly translates as everywhere , and exists as a set-top box that offers documentaries, news and educational shows, as well as English and Russian lessons.
Your phone buzzes in your pocket.The name drifting across the top of your screen?Your heart skips a beat, your stomach clenches and that familiar burning sensation creeps around your cockles.That s how we like to think being courted by Mr Jong-un would be like anyway.North Korea has reportedly launched its own Netflix-style video streaming service, and it s called Manbang.It roughly translates as everywhere , and exists as a set-top box that offers documentaries, news and educational shows, as well as English and Russian lessons.
If you thought the music streaming market was getting a bit crowded, just wait until online radio pioneer Pandora joins the fray.The firm is expected to launch its dedicated on-demand subscription streaming service next month.Until now Pandora has offered personalised radio services based on the user s choice of artist or genre, but an on-demand offering is nearing according to the Wall Street Journal.Like Apple Music and Spotify, the tariff is expected to be $10 a month, while the ad-free $5 a month personalized radio tier will remain and will be boosted with increased skips and the ability to save playlists offline.Related: How Apple Music can win the streaming warThe company is currently chasing licensing deals with all the major labels and could expand to the UK when the subscription services launches.
Whyd began as a social streaming network where users could curate their tunes from YouTube – so it knows a thing or two about music.So it s all about volume?Sure, Whyd s stylish cylinder kicks out a fair bit of boom, courtesy of 4 drivers and a dedicated 100m subwoofer, but it s got a whole lot of smarts, too.You see, Whyd wants to make the music experience sublimely simple, wrapping faff-free listening in a beautiful shell that offers interactivity – without sacrificing quality.It takes the streaming smarts of Bose and Sonos, throws in a healthy dose of voice control tech – Amazon Echo style – and sticks a touch interface on top, just for fun.What s more, the speaker is equipped with Wi-Fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth, so it ll happily take tunes from the likes of Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music – meaning however you choose to boogie, it ll be there, too.
The cameras pointed at the tidy and tasteful set, and the host donned a mic.Obama: We Don t Fear the Future—We Shape It The Internet Was Saving Its Best Dad Jokes for Tim KaineThis Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet MadeHeadset-wearing producers ushered more high-profile guests—Jesse Jackson, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro—from the green room to the studio.Meanwhile, on the upper balconies inside the Wells Fargo Center, two hosts waited for the director downstairs to kick it to them for a live shot of the Democratic National Convention.
Google parent Alphabet Inc. beat analysts sales and earnings estimates thanks to the company s ad business wringing more money from a swelling mobile user base and better cost controls.Alphabet is investing in new businesses ranging from cars to fast internet service to health care as it looks for the next big thing to replace its aging, yet highly profitable, ad business.At the same time, the company has continued to make heavy investments into Google itself, pouring resources into machine-learning research and cloud-computing infrastructure to improve existing products and build new ones.So far, that s yielded new popular applications like Google Inbox and Photos, new cloud services for businesses, and also let it improve the efficiency of its mammoth data centers.Google is struggling to make as much money from ads shown to mobile users as it does from ads seen by people on PCs.That s partly because the company pays more to partners to reach users on phones.In the long term, some analysts question how the company will generate ad revenue from new artificial intelligence-enabled voice interfaces and chatbots via upcoming products like Allo and Google Home.Google also faces new competition from the success of products like Amazon.com Inc. s Echo.These devices give people a digital assistant that skips Google searches and goes straight to Amazon for product queries and other questions."Although we argue Google has superior language processing capabilities, the question arises if good enough solutions start to chip away at standard queries," wrote James Cakmak, an analyst with Monness Crespi Hardt & Co., in a note circulated before earnings.Google, along with Facebook Inc., dominate the digital ad business.
I don t know about you, but I m going to avoid visiting Brock in Suplex CityGamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, which measures TV advertising in real-time, to bring you a monthly report on how gaming brands are spending their ad dollars and which are generating the most digital response.Below are the top five most-engaging gaming industry brands over the last 30 days.The gaming industry continues its slow summer spend on TV, but that sure hasn t hurt the digital response.While only spending $21.5 million on TV ads as an industry, the sector has generated over 1.4 billion impressions on TV, resulting in huge social response: over 58 million online views, 110,000 social actions, and nearly 110,000 searches.Chock full of new faces, this period s leaderboard crowned 2K Games as the most engaging video game brand on TV.Accounting for 37.6 percent of the industry s digital response, 2K Games has firmly staked its claim to the throne for this period.On the backs of four ads, 2K spent just under $1.3 million on only 31 airings, resulting in 29 million impressions.Welcome Back to Suplex City featuring Brock Lesnar may have only ran eight times, but it got 3.3 million online views and generated over 30,000 social actions.Nintendo closed out this period in second place, and without any help from surprise mobile-sensation Pokémon Go.
Over the past year, artificial intelligence has made big headlines for everything from Siri s new capabilities to smart assistants.technologies like self-driving cars may be more thrilling, there is one innovation that hits close to home for all of us: chatbots.Chatbots provide companies with a novel way of engaging with customers, one that is as imminently promising as it is potentially harmful to the customer experience.and autonomous systems into their operations, we are about to see a massive uptick in the usage of these types of bots.So how do we find the right mix of bot and human in order to maintain the highest level of customer service?The biggest benefit of a chatbot to the customer service industry is the ability to engage users without the need to hire and manage an increased workforce.The cost-saving aspect of chatbots cannot be overstated.By combining commonly asked questions and deep learning neural networks, bots can predict an accurate response to a posed question or statement in a way that skips phases of conversation and that mimic regular chat.
During lunch or after work you ll go to the nearest pharmacy, where you ll stand in line at a counter.The key to that savings lies in cracking medication non-adherence, which can be intentional patients deliberately skip medication for logistical or financial reasons and unintentional they forget .According to a study led by Seth Heldenbrand at the University of Arkansas, half of all US adults fail to take meds when they re supposed to.Someone who skips blood pressure medication is more likely to develop a heart condition that costs far more to treat.Nationwide, non-adherence incurs between $100 billion and and $300 billion in avoidable costs each year.Rather than invest in physical locations, Capsule CEO Eric Kinariwala decided to bulk up on software, and hired the former head of mobile engineering at Foursquare to build a clever inventory management system that uses customer demographics, seasonal factors, doctor input, and information about commonly combined medications to ensure that Capsule s fulfillment center in Manhattan always has the right meds in stock.
Boston Dynamics, better known for the hulking robot brute known as ATLAS, has just revealed a considerably smaller creation that looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe.But forget about it just replacing your family pet: SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner too.Weighing just 25 kilos on its own, or 30 kilos with its long articulated arm attached, SpotMini skips the hydraulics that Boston Dynamics other robots rely on, exclusively using electric motors to move around.It s got a full suite of sensors on board for navigating almost any environment, and like a real dog, can be taught or guided by a human to perform countless tasks.But instead of just sitting, staying put, or shaking a paw, the SpotMini can perform simple household chores like delivering snacks and drinks — although clearly there are still some kinks to be worked out.Using a solid state gyro, it s able to perfectly hold its position in 3D space while the rest of SpotMini is frantically moving around.
GIFBoston Dynamics, better known for the hulking robot brute known as ATLAS, has just revealed a considerably smaller creation that looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe.But forget about it just replacing your family pet: SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner too.Weighing just 55 pounds on its own, or 65 pounds with its long articulated arm attached, SpotMini skips the hydraulics that Boston Dynamics other robots rely on, exclusively using electric motors to move around.GIFLike a real dog it can even be taught or guided by a human to perform countless tasks.But instead of just sitting, staying put, or shaking a paw, the SpotMini can perform simple household chores like delivering snacks and drinks—although clearly there are still some kinks to be worked out.Using a solid state gyro, it s able to perfectly hold its position in 3D space while the rest of SpotMini is frantically moving around.
He explained he had laser surgery on his eyes - in Colombia, before it was legal in the US, after his then-Colombian girlfriend told him he looked "ugly" with his glasses on - but he's not interested in having any more operations."A lot of things I can't do now I could do when I was 25, but I think because I was basically kind of a loony, what's happened with me is that the less I can do, the better off I am.On the subject of advertising, Iggy recalled one of his favorite recent ads: The "too hot for TV" Carl's Jr. burger ad that saw a blonde model walking through a farmer's market and chomping into a burger.Iggy explained he usually skips ads - a concept he finds strange because in democracy you usually vote for something, not against something - but he stopped to watch this spot.Iggy hates Bud Light's ads: "They have sleazy, good-looking people sliding up to people in bars, with the product in their hands, guzzling the product in the dark, it doesn't do anything for me, kapum!"He had some funny ad suggestions to help Volkswagen recover from the damage caused by its emissions scandal: "When I was in college a wonderful spontaneous gesture swept colleges all over America.
Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the GuardianThe QC35s are basically a pair of QC25s with Bluetooth in them, and from the outside it s difficult to tell the two apart unless you know what you re looking for: they re a slightly different colour – available in plain black or silver rather than two-tone colours – and the right cup has three control buttons, an LED and a microUSB slot.The completely encapsulate your ears without touching them, but are relatively compact and subtle for large over-the-ear headphones.They re not tiny when folded, but small enough to not make them burdensome in a commuter s bag.There are no dedicated track skip buttons, which is a little disappointing, but double or triple pressing the play button reliably skips forward or backward.Bose s noise cancelling technology, which monitors incoming sounds using microphones and sends the inverse sound wave using the speakers to cancel out the sound before it hits your ear drum, is said to be the best in the business.They certainly aren t a pair of Beats, but can produce really quite deep bass if pushed.
It s called ON1 Photo RAW, and not only is it a complete rewrite of their existing technology, it s the first new RAW image processor in many years.The engine loaded a 42-megapixel RAW image from a Sony A7R II in less than a quarter-of-a-second.There were certain things our customers were asking for that we simply couldn t give them within Lightroom s SDK.Instead, it functions as a hybrid image browser and indexer, and skips the often tedious import/ingest process of other programs.It still stores metadata about the files, however, so users can organize and filter images within the program.The potential downside of this approach is that it leaves it up to the photographer to create and maintain a folder hierarchy.
Once it s installed, you can control iTunes, VLC, Keynote, QuickTime and more using the Apple TV remote.You re also going to need OS X El Capitan 10.11 and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities on the Mac you want to use.Press the Home button on the remote to move SiriMote into the background and to bring it back again then carry on using OS X El Capitan as normal.In apps such as iTunes and VLC, a press on the touchpad skips to the next track, while a press and hold fast forwards.Use the Menu button to skip back or rewind with the same actions.Everything works seamlessly even if there s limited support for third-party apps such as Spotify at the moment.
Once it s installed, you can control iTunes, VLC, Keynote, QuickTime and more using the Apple TV remote.You re also going to need OS X El Capitan 10.11 and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities on the Mac you want to use.Press the Home button on the remote to move SiriMote into the background and to bring it back again then carry on using OS X El Capitan as normal.In apps such as iTunes and VLC, a press on the touchpad skips to the next track, while a press and hold fast forwards.Use the Menu button to skip back or rewind with the same actions.Everything works seamlessly even if there s limited support for third-party apps such as Spotify at the moment.
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