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The 116th US Open golf tournament tees off June 16, and when it does broadcast partner FOX Sports will tap into a host of innovations to bring viewers closer to the high-stakes action than ever before.These enhanced viewing features include multi-camera virtual reality looks at four holes, microphones in all 18, aerial drone coverage, mobile radio-frequency RF shot tracking, 4K coverage of three holes and advanced green shading to show off the renowned slopes of the Oakmont Country Club.The concept for the rangefinder first sprang up in late 2013 with the aim of delivering more depth to viewers.All you need is a Samsung Gear VR and the NextVR app to tune in.Golfers especially rely on mental focus and routine to stay on top of their game - how does FOX Sports balance its desire to show viewers more without being a nuisance to the athletes?"It lets you hear Jason Day and Dustin Johnson talking to each other on the 72nd hole, or Jordan Spieth and his caddy."
UbisoftIn a move that will not surprise anyone with a social media account or even just an internet connection, Ubisoft has officially unveiled Watch Dogs 2 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.The hack-all-the-things, open-world sequel launches on 15 November 2016.Set in San Francisco, the follow-up to the 2014 original has also received a flashy debut trailer starring the sequel's brand new smartphone-equipped protagonist and the promise of a city full of cyber-attacking goodness.The footage appears to place emphasis on free-running, the return of the CTOS network, drones and anti-establishment youth-types sporting caps and scarfs and in one bizarre instance a horse mask , the trailer certainly delivers what we've come to expect from the techno-thriller franchise with an anarchic twist.Of course, we knew all of this already thanks to a number of leaks over the past few months, while Ubisoft admitted back in February that the game was in development during an investor call and would release before April 2017.While we are yet to see any actual gameplay, we can only hope that Ubisoft has saved the first batch of non pre-rendered footage for E3 2016.
Websites like Natural News accuse the US Centers for Disease Control of orchestrating a global conspiracy around the Zika virus.Specifically, they claim that the illnesses and birth defects that people are seeing have nothing to do with the virus, but instead have something to do with chemicals and vaccines.Here s a sample from Mike Allen s absurd article accusing the CDC of gross malfeasance and a global conspiracy:By the way, the CDC is totally fabricating its claim that all cases of microcephaly are caused by Zika virus.This proclamation by the CDC was based on complete fiction, just like everything else the CDC claims about Bird Flu, Swine Flu and even the number of people who die from influenza each year the CDC claims 35,000, but it s a completely fabricated number .Remember, the CDC is a criminal organisation tied to the financial interests of Big Pharma.You can click on the ad right next to the article and take a quick peek at the big questions raised by the Zika virus which, again, seems like they contradict the article:Part of an advertisement hosted on Natural News for a natural bug spray to combat Zika virus Image: Natural News Not only does the bug spray ad specifically reference the CDC s warning about Zika and microcephaly, you can scroll down to see graphic illustrations of what children born with the disease look like, shrunken heads and all:Part of an advertisement hosted on Natural News for a natural bug spray to combat Zika virus Image: Natural News In case you were wondering whether this ad was sponsored by someone completely different, rest assured that the bug spray is being sold and promoted by the very man who says the CDC s information about Zika is all a hoax.
If you re flying a plane in the Southwest U.S. on certain days this month, you might want to reconsider those plans.What it looks to be, based on an FAA advisory, is some type of test of a jamming device.Attempts to get clarification from the Navy have not resulted in any further information.It s a potentially problematic issue for some pilots, especially those piloting Embraer Phenom 300 business jets.Those planes are being asked to avoid the testing area completely during these times, as their flight stability controls rely heavily on GPS systems.Given these are fairly popular areas among the jet-setting West Coasters, we re sure this will inconvenience more than a few celebrities and tech execs this month.
Twitter is rolling out a completely revamped Android app – finally adopting Material Design – and it finally looks like an app that belongs in the year 2016.For reference, here s what the old design looks like:And here s the new one:The Google-approved aesthetic makes for a few functional differences:The tab bar has been moved from the bottom to the top, and you can now simply swipe between your Timeline, notifications, direct messages, and moments.The res now a floating action button for composing new tweets.The single button can be used for composing different types of tweets – such as GIFs or videos – from a single spotYou can swipe from the left to go straight to your profile, settings, contacts and more.The update is rolling out globally today.Read next: Snapchat's reimagined 'Discover' still feels like a square peg in a round hole
We know for certain that Watch Dogs 2 will make an appearance, and rumors suggest that Wolfenstein: The New Order 2, Dead Rising 4, The Evil Within 2, and the long-awaited Prey 2 are some of the other titles set to be revealed.Bethesda is one of the companies holding its E3 briefing this Sunday, where it s rumored to be announcing sequels to Wolfenstein: The New Order - confirmed to exist after a voice actress revealed she was working on the game - and The Evil Within.Plus, seeing as Bethesda mentioned it in a job posting last month, might there be talk of a rebooted Quake?An industry insider claims that Prey 2 will also be on show.The game had been in development for years before Bethesda officially canceled it in 2014, but some say that it has been completely rebuilt by Dishonored developer Arkane, and that it won t actually be called Prey 2 The same insider says that Bethesda will be revealing an Xbox One and PS4 remaster of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, which will contain "mods, all DLC and improved visuals.The news came via Take-Two s earnings report, which referenced Rockstar s exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f109416%2fap 131500623616If this Chinese roadster is the future of EV sports cars, sign me up.SEE ALSO: Tesla says Model X did not crash itself with Autopilot, despite owners' claimsChinese electric vehicle startup Qiantu Motor is planning to compete with Tesla — and a slew of other Chinese EV upstarts — with its all-electric K50 roadster, company chairman Lu Qun told Bloomberg.Distinguishing it from the rest of the ever-increasingly crowded luxury EV market, the K50 will feature a carbon-fiber body and aluminum frame.This stands in comparison to the comparably priced Tesla Model S, which has both aluminum body panels and frame.There's been such an influx of johnny-come-lately electric carmakers in China because the government is rolling out stricter vehicle emissions standards.Since Tesla does not yet have a Chinese production plan, though company CEO Elon Musk has interest in building one, Chinese-made luxury EVs stand to benefit from a home court advantage.
UbisoftUbisoft has released the first teaser trailer for open world techno-thriller sequel Watch Dogs 2, and it doesn't give much away.The trailer hits ahead of the game's official reveal on Wednesday, 8 June at 5pm BST 6pm CET, 12pm ET, 9am PT .It was assumed that a sequel was on the cards as soon as the original proved such a hit in 2014, then a Kotaku report claimed that the game would fill the Assassin's Creed-shaped hole in Ubisoft's current release schedule.In the game, players are able to manipulate the world around them through their phone - which hacks a central city-wide operating system that can manipulate traffic lights, automatic bollards, bridges and other facets of city infrastructure.The game is likely to be an important part of Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2016, which is set to take place on Monday 13, June.For all the latest video game news follow us on Twitter @IBTGamesUK
Peter KaminskiA former senior finance manager for Oracle claims the software maker fired her for not inflating revenues in its cloud services division."The data, she knew, would end up in SEC filings and be touted on earnings calls, used to paint a rosier picture than actually existed on the ground," Blackburn says in her nine-page lawsuit."This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group.What's more, the new suit questions a key metric—cloud services revenue—that has become an increasingly important sign to investors of a software company's health.Oracle's stock has slid about 10 percent this year, in part because of the stock market's concerns about its financial performance as the company moves from selling software for use on customer computers to software being hosted and run on Oracle's data centers.Citigroup analyst Walter Pritchard, in a Thursday research note, said the litigation "will keep some level of uncertainty" hovering over Oracle's stock valuation until more information comes out in the lawsuit.
Tuore pörssiyhtiö tavoittelee kymmenen prosentin liikevaihtokasvua, kertoo Qt Companyn uusi talousjohtaja Mika Harjuoja.Olen syntynyt: 28.8.1966 Qt Group on uusi pörssiyhtiö, joka syntyi Digian osittaisesta jakautumisesta.En ehtinyt mukaan listautumiseen.Se vaati työtä konsernihallinnolta ja ylemmältä johdolta.En osaa sanoa, onko paikka pörssiyhtiöksi muuttuneessa yhtiössä nyt talousjohtajalle millään muotoa entistä houkuttelevampi.Liikevaihtomme oli viime vuonna noin27 miljoonaa euroa.
The Tesla Motors 2016 annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California ran for nearly four hours.The presentation was rife with business advice, warnings, and occasional bits of personal philosophy.It originally had lead acid batteries, air-cooling, and no roof or doors, but it could go from zero to 60 in 4 seconds and had a range of 250 miles on a charge.Tesla wanted to take advantage of people on the ground at the time rather than start totally from scratch, and AC Propulsion had a fun, fast vehicle.They had to invent new ways to manufacture the things they designed.He said the doors are now almost useful, and that at this point it s a software problem with one update coming soon and another in a month or so.
Nu för tiden Lenovo-ägda tillverkaren Motorola har släppt en ny kameraapp i Google Play.Motorola har sedan tidigare redan en kameraapp i appbutiken men den nya appen står ut en aning då den endast är tillgänglig för tillverkarens enheter som släppts eller ska släppas i år.Utöver att vara specifikt optimerad för nya enheter så har den även en djupare integrering med Google Photos via funktionen Best Shot som tar ett antal bilder för att sedan rekommendera den bästa bilden.Bilden får sedan en specifik ikon i Google Photos.Appen har ett så kallat professionellt läge där det manuellt går att ställa in ISO, vitbalans, fokus, exponering samt slutartid.Likt tidigare så går det att ta ett foto genom att trycka på skärmen och använda den inbyggda QR-läsaren.
What got me most excited was expanded text ads.To recap, we re currently testing ads that have two 30-character headlines and one 80-character description line.Compared to your existing ads, it s 45 extra characters in text, plus an additional URL path field.More characters better messaging; more chances to highlight why your business is the best; an extra clickable headline.Earlier this year, we removed ads from the right-hand rail of results.Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land.
The concept of the beach read is problematic—mainly because most states don t have beaches, but also because it gives you an excuse to read garbage.You ll find at least two excursions into cults, everything you wanted to know about penis transplants and gut bacteria unrelated, as far as we know , penetrating essays on race, the misadventures of chaotic monkeys, exciting new genre works, plenty of LoLs, and much more.—Jason KeheSimon & SchusterWhat do fashion, submarines, and shark repellant have in common?Instead, Roach looks at the unexpected things that take place behind the scenes—protecting the hearing of snipers, penis transplants, playing paintball with the US Marine Corps, and the debilitating effects of travel on the digestive system.It s a magnetic debut worth the hype.—Charley LockeRandom HouseYou probably know that germs are not the enemy anymore.
Third-party developers are rushing to capitalize on Amazon's efforts to make it easy for them to tap into its cloud-based Alexa Voice Service.Alexa is one of the most powerful virtual assistants available, with Amazon saying Friday that the Alexa platform has surpassed 1000 skills.With a variety of features ranging from hailing an Uber to ordering a pizza from Domino s, it seems like Amazon is preparing to defend its turf ahead of the pending release of Google Home and Apple s rumored Echo-like device.While there are rumors that Apple will open up Siri to third-party developers ahead of a shipping an Echo-like product of its own, and Siri, Cortana, and Google Now all have at least limited third-party support, Amazon in unique in the way it has opened Alexa to rapid third-party development without subjecting those developers to heavy oversight.There s even a third-party device called the Triby with Alexa smarts, which we reviewed last month.We re excited about the 1000 skills that are already available, and can t wait to see what developers create with the next ten thousand, Amazon s Alexa director Rob Pulciani says.
Pekka Lundmark took part in a panel discussion on digitalisation in Moscow startuptapahtuma Startup Village. "Generating units is going to be an awful lot more. Demand for flexible use of means of electricity transfer price peaks of high consumption in a more favorable time of day technique without the consumer even necessarily notice. "That again almost inevitably follow the interesting possibilities of the STARTUP and generally higher proportion of innovations move to smaller units within or outside of large companies," says Lundmark. Lundmark, the chance of survival for large companies such as Fortum is either to create a company culture and internal startups to keep closer contact with other industry in innovative early stage companies. Lundmark has no negotiation new to report.
Instead, Beer Bar is just the name it's giving its new concept of loading a beer concentrate into a regular SodaStream, to which you then add carbonated water.The company says the brew has "a smooth authentic taste, and a hop filled aroma", which to us describes most beers.Beer Bar is expected to come to other markets throughout the rest of the year and 2017."We are excited to launch a brand dedicated to serving the global growing trend of home crafted beer," said Daniel Birnbaum, chief executive officer of SodaStream."Our core carbonation technology and distribution infrastructure provide a great platform for us to extend our business into this emerging category, and we choose to do so with a dedicated beer brand."Don't go fobbing off your local boozer completely though, because they need your support: the latest statistics from the Campaign for Real Ale show the number of pubs in the UK to be at their lowest for a decade, with an average of 27 closing every week.
CBR looks at one of the most common Java environments installed on Windows.The instance is an implementation running in a process that executes a computer program complied into Java bytecode.Hotspot provides a class loader, bytecoder interpreter, Client and Server virtual machines, garbage collectors and a set of supporting runtime libraries.Designed as a virtual machine for desktops and servers, HotSpot looks to improve performance with a number of techniques like just-in-time compilation and adaptive optimisation.Due to JRE being one of the most common Java environments, security is a major issue.It has been found that the Java web browser plug-in is widely used by computer criminals, with Java exploits used in many exploit packs deployed by hackers.
Image Source: Zach Epstein, BGRA photo that leaked recently gave us what is probably our first look at a real iPhone 7.It looks like… an iPhone 6.But the iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, appears to pack several exciting new features that have never been seen before on an iPhone.We ve all read the rumors but now new images seemingly show us exactly what the iPhone 7 Plus will have in store for phablet fans when it launches later this year.Like clockwork, third-party case images have begun to hit the web and just like last year and the year before, they likely paint an accurate picture of Apple s unreleased iPhones.You ll find several images below.
However, Sequel s bots are designed to have personality, unlike most bots, which are built to do discrete jobs, like helping you order pizza or order flowers.In case you missed the news, bot makers are rushing into the market to help design bots that help businesses engage with users on massive messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger and Kik, where an estimated 3 billion users are active.And Google is also expected to get involved later this year by offering a bot platform that competes with Sequel s. Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, speaking recently at a Singularity Conference, said Google is building a way for anyone to create their own unique chatbot by feeding it a large sample of your writing — for example, by letting it ingest your blog.For now, it caters mainly to brands and creators in the entertainment and media industries, helping them build bots that converse with their followers.A creator without a technical background typically needs about 15-20 minutes to learn the basics of creating a bot conversational flow with Sequel s software, according to Omar Siddiqui, CEO of Kiwi, the company that built Sequel.The software offers drag-and-drop tools that let creators employ text, photos, videos, audio, GIFs, emojis, quizzes, and polls.Sequel designs the flow so that the bot can respond to any question, and to have answers ready ideally witty ones in case the bot doesn t understand a particular question.Sequel uses natural language processing, which lets the creator s bot understand as many questions as possible posed by users.It originally built games with a focus on Android, but has spent the past year focused on this platform for easily building bots.The bots are designed to run on messenger platforms Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Telegram.Sequel also offers analytics software that lets creators review the behaviors of users and to improve the experience.Sequel is targeting brands, publications, authors, game designers, celebrities, journalists, and general consumers.Notably, Sequel is offering the service for free to creators and developers.The company makes money by charging premium services for larger partners for whom Kiwi is building custom experiences.Sequel says it has worked with more than 30 authors, screenwriters, and developers to deliver entertaining experiences in various categories, including adventure, sci-fi, crime, thriller, romance, news, and gossip.
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