aghat 3…2…1 on a 24-second shot clock never looked better than this.On Thursday, the NBA announced that it has tabbed Tissot for a sleeker and more efficient shot clock, which will debut during Summer League action Friday, before being integrated into all 29 arenas for the tip-off of the 2016-17 season.The new shot clock uses innovative LED glass technology.In fact, it almost looks like a blown-up version of a smartphone screen with the technology to boot.Wired reports that the new shot clock could even accept firmware updates.Besides looking a hell of a lot better than the clunky shot clock the league used for years, Tissot made the league s new timepiece a lot more efficient on several fronts.
There s nothing worse than having something you love turn his back on you.Unfortunately, that s exactly what happens with all toys at some point.When the batteries on them run low, they become something completely different.I m not going to bother you with the technicalities behind this, the only thing you need to know is that that the dark side of your favorite plushie is only 2 AA batteries worth of charge removed from turning into the devil itself.Proceed with caution — and be sure to you swap out those batteries in time.This creepy giraffe just figured out that its life is meaningless and that it will never be able to get that Christmas ball off its neck.
His activism made him a target for the Assad regime and, four years ago, he was arrested, thrown in jail and tortured.SEE ALSO: Poignant video shows refugees and Europeans staring at each other for 4 minutesHe was eventually released, but when government agents started following him again, he knew it was time to go.Like many of his countrymen, Akil was confronted with many obstacles in his new life: the asylum process, finding a job, an apartment, not to mention the Turkish language.I noticed that the Turkish government was using Turkish with all the official documents, he says in a phone interview conducted over Skype.Gherbtna, which translates to "loneliness in exile," is a smartphone app created to help Syrians navigate their new life in Turkey.
News: techUK President will take up her post in the autumn.Jacqueline de Rojas is to leave her role at Citrix to lead the UK and Ireland business for Sage.De Rojas, who is also techUK President, will take charge of the 2000 strong team at Sage UK which is headquartered in Newcastle.In her role as EVP Northern Europe, de Rojas will be responsible for growing the business and continuing Sage's transformation, focusing on continued recurring revenue growth and driving software subscriptions.In addition to her role as General Manager and Area VP at Citrix, where she led the Northern European business, de Rojas has also held a number of executive roles at global enterprise software businesses in a career spanning 25 years.Talking about her appointment, Jacqueline de Rojas said: 'I have spent my career committed to the technology industry, especially in the UK, and I am passionate about harnessing its potential to create a digital nation of significance.
Several dinosaur species were wiped out during a wave of intense climate change triggered by volcanic eruptions 150,000 years before a devastating asteroid struck the planet, according to a new reconstruction.The research suggests that global temperatures soared as huge quantities of carbon dioxide gas were released from India s Deccan Traps volcanic region.Ten of 24 species found on one Antarctic island were wiped out.Sean Gallup via Getty ImagesWhile both the eruptions and asteroid strike ejected ash and dust that caused short-term Sun-blocking, the cooling period was short-lived.Greenhouse gases released in the process created significant warming episodes that would ultimately lead to the demise of dinosaurs, according to the research.
In the above gif you can see that the face material of a dartboard looks a whole lot like horsehair.And plenty of people will insist that high-quality dartboards are made with horse or camel hair, but it simply isn t true.What s really in a dartboard is called sisal, and it s more closely related to tequila than the Kentucky Derby.While sisal is the gold standard today with cork being used in cheaper models , original dartboards were made entirely of softwoods.This presented a pretty obvious problem: if you keep throwing pointy things at it, eventually the board will become pitted and difficult to use.Pub owners would soak the boards in water to keep lasting damage to a minimum but it didn t solve the underlying issue.
Insider One man s photo keeps mysteriously popping up after deadly terrorist attacks, appearing on lists of victims and alongside pleas from alleged family members on social media.The Mexican man s photo showed up in relation to the recent attack onAtatürk in Turkey, as well as after the EgyptAir crash, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and manyHe even appeared in a video The New York Times put together of Orlando victims.But it s all fake and likely
A koldagbrott in eastern Germany is restored. Emissions from coal-fired plants in the EU lead each year to 23 000 premature deaths, according to several environmental groups in a report. In addition to deaths due 12,000 annual cases of bronchitis in emissions as well as over half a million asthma attacks in children, according to the study based on data from 257 coal-fired power plants during in 2013. The cost of sick leave and health care are estimated at 304-585 billion per year, according to the report by including the World Wildlife Fund.
Chinese vendor TCL is the latest to signal an interest in manufacturing in India.Best known as the owner of the Alcatel Onetouch brand, and number 10 smartphone vendor worldwide which currently leaves it languishing among other in most market surveys , the company has told India's Economic Times it's set itself a US$100 million sales target in the country.If it can hit its targets, TCL told the news outlet it would then consider either setting up its own manufacturing plant, or cutting deals with local contract manufacturers.The company recently launched the first phone to carry its own brand, the TCL 560, which Indian customers can get for 7,999 rupees a little under US$120 .The Android Marshmallow-based mobe is a 5.5 unit with eye-scans for security, and a fairly standard spec for the price range – stuff like an 8 megapixel rear camera, 4 megapixel front camera.The TCL 560 is selling only through Amazon, as will future TCL-branded phones the company plans another three launches this year, its regional director for India Praveen Valecha told the Economic Times .
The personal details of more than 150,000 members of dating website Muslim Match have been posted online.More than 700,000 private messages between members have also been leaked.A message on the site's homepage said: "We have been made aware of an alleged security breach and we are reviewing our systems as we work to remedy the situation and tighten our security."The leaked details included sensitive information such as whether a member would consider polygamy.The breach was discovered by security researcher Troy Hunt who runs a cybersecurity alert website.Details of members' employers, location, marriage status and whether they were a convert to Islam were revealed, as well as names, email addresses, Skype handles and IP addresses - according to technology news site Motherboard.
Di Digital och Hej Digitalt storsatsar med två fullspäckade dagar i Almedalen.Under måndagen och tisdagen den 4-5 juli anordnar Di Digital och HejDigitalt!Ämnena spänner från hur vi ska hantera robotar på arbetsplatserna till hur storföretag och startups ska bli bättre på samarbete.Här samlar vi alla seminarier:Måndag i Almedalen: Så ska Sverige öka sitt digitala tempoBeata Wickbom, Hej Digitalt, Viktor Ström, Di Digital, Lena Miranda, Mjärdevi Science Park, Karin Nygårds, Teacherhack, Sara Öhrvall, MindMill Network, Lisa Lindström, Doberman, Anne Lidgaard, Vinnova Silicon Valley, Dag Forsén, SICS Swedish ICT och Pia Sandvik, RISE.
Di Digital Hello Digital expands with two full days in Almedalen. Swedish society is driven by digitization. But from having been on the top position, Sweden has lost momentum and lagged behind. What can we learn from other regions such as South Korea, Germany, and Silicon Valley? These are some of the questions that Di Digital Hejdigitalt! asks the panelists during the first planned seminar.
Traditionally, such machines are big and bulky behemoths that stretch the meaning of portable about as far as it can go.This capable gaming machine, featuring Intel s latest Skylake processor with a choice of Nvidia 970M or 980M graphics card, is one of the thinnest and lightest gaming notebooks on the market.Weighing 2.4kg, the 15.6-inch Gigabyte P35Xv5 is only 350g heavier than the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro and close to half the weight of the competing Asus ROG G752.It isn't exactly featherweight though – you ll definitely still notice it if you carry it around in your backpack – but for a gaming notebook it s impressively light.It also lacks the garish, F-22 fighter-jet styling of competing gaming notebooks from Asus and Alienware.Far from being a head-turner, it s actually pretty dull – or minimalist, depending on your point of view.
Apple has fired back after Spotify took the company to task for rejecting an app update.In a letter sent by Apple's top lawyer, the Cupertino company accuses the music streaming platform of asking for special treatment while blasting it for "rumors and half-truths."In the letter, first reported by BuzzFeed, Apple's General Counsel Bruce Sewell notes that Spotify has "benefited enormously" from Apple's App Store and asks the company to update its app to bring it in line with the App Store's developer guidelines.The spat stems from a rejected App Store update to the Spotify app.Spotify apparently offered a promotion to users who signed up for the service on its website rather than within the app, which would require the music streaming company to share some of the revenue with Apple.In a letter sent earlier in the week, Spotify's top lawyer called Apple's behavior "anticompetitive" and said the company "uses the App Store approval process as a weapon to harm competitors."
An American woman was arrested this week for flooding Stephen Hawking s email with death threats, then stalking him at an astronomy festival in the Canary Islands.The woman, a US citizen who lives in Norway, sent emails to Hawking telling him she would kill him at the Starmus Festival, a legendary astronomy conference that s happening this week in Tenerife.According to El Pais, there were over 100 emails and tweets which threatened things like I am very close to you.I am going to kill you.The tweets appear to have been deleted, and it s unclear how the messages were directed at Hawking since he doesn t have an account.Hawking s daughter alerted Spanish police, who provided extra security during the festival, including escorting him onstage.
After nearly 30 years of dutiful serve to New York City s Apple community, Manhattan-based retailer Tekserve will be closing its doors for the last time later this summer.It s yet another sign of the times for a computer market that has shifted dramatically since Apple took computer selling into its own slick and well-lit hands back in 2001.This is a cultural shift, company head Jerry Gepner told The New York Times this week in a story that broke the news.It s not a failure of the business.It s like this giant wave finally crashed down upon us.The company started life as a repair shop on the same block in the Flatiron District where it s continued to operate for 29 years, eventually occupying a 10,000 foot storefront and the title of the largest Apple Reseller as the computer company s products once again returned to fashion.
Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas!Google has finally taken the wraps off of the sugary snack-themed codename for Android N: "Nougat."The company also showed off its new statue design today, which features a green Android mascot standing atop three bars of the chewy confection.Android Nougat that's going to take some getting used to will be the final version of the N developer preview, which has been with us since March.The final release will come sometime during the third quarter of this year.Nougat will bring a redesigned notification panel, support for side-by-side apps, VR enhancements, and a ton of other improvements.
Gamespot gives the title 10/10, saying that the single player journey is "remarkable" and that it's a game many will talk about "for years to come".Despite being the first in the series to be developed by The Coalition, "fans shouldn't fear for the series being placed in new hands; The Coalition includes studio manager Rod Fergusson, who helped create the original title at the series' previous developer, Epic Games", Gamespresso says.Release date: 11 OctoberAt the forefront of Xbox One's aspirations to merge media platforms, Quantum Break bundles together a time-warping sci-fi shooter and a live-action television series, with a cast pulled from The Lord of the Rings and X-Men films.Release date: Out nowThe third Dark Souls game – and the fourth in the Souls series – is set in the Kingdom of Lothric and lulls you into a false sense of security from the start, says the Daily Telegraph.Reviewers have praised the design, combat, storytelling, difficulty and setting, with Stuff calling it "brutally enthralling".Gran Turismo has a guilty past of neglecting how cars sound – critics often make scathing comparisons to vacuum cleaners - and GT Sport needs to make big advances in this area in order to feel like a complete package, says Alphr.
If you are beginning to see some growth in sales and wonder where should you be spending your time to make sure that you keep on growing, there s one metric we recommend that you start looking at today: Page Load Time.First, page load time is completely under your control, after all it depends only on the work you do on your own website.Second and most important , speed is something you need to be working on if you re serious about user experience and sales because, as I ll be showing in this article, consumers love fast websites.Check out the following data from more than 1,000 companies and case studies showing how increasing page load speed impacts sales and revenue.
Jaunt announced today that it s making its One virtual reality camera available to the public.In addition, to enable filmmakers to experience the power of its full system, Jaunt is also opening up access to its Jaunt Cloud Services offering, which enables stitching and rendering of videos.A 360-degree video camera, the Jaunt One is a professional-grade device that the company said is designed specifically to capture high-quality, high frame rate, high dynamic range, stereoscopic cinematic VR experiences.Available in two configurations — the 24G, with sensors situated for low-light and fast-moving objects, and the 24R, built for outdoors and time-lapse photography — the camera isn t made for the average hobbyist videographer.The company has been working with various studios and brands, using the Jaunt One in various projects including developing virtual tours of Shanghai in collaboration with the Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital.Over the past 12 months, we have used Jaunt One to film hundreds of hours of content all over the world, said Koji Gardiner, Jaunt s vice president of hardware engineering.Jaunt wants to appeal to filmmakers, creatives, and brands, showing them that its camera can produce the best virtual reality movie, especially as the technology begins to take off.In addition to the Jaunt One, filmmakers are now able to use the company s Jaunt Cloud Services to stitch and render files that can then be imported into post-production tools for further editing, color correcting, and more.Finalized videos can be shared not only through Jaunt s own VR app, but also on YouTube and Facebook.Rental pricing on the Jaunt One is set by Radiant Images and will likely be similar to other premium high-quality VR cameras.