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SIGGRAPH 2017 will showcase the latest in AR and VR

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Over the last several years the long-running SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference served as an important marker of immersive computing’s march toward mainstream. Just a few years ago I found the Oculus meeting room hidden in a corner of the show floor where they were showing the HD prototype of the Rift featuring improved resolution. As increasingly impressive developer kits and then consumer units arrived, VR spread out from that corner to overtake so many of the other floor presentations from both researchers and established commercial giants. Now in its third year, the VR Village serves as a central area for researchers and content creators to present their work. Two years ago it was where Ken Perlin and his team from... Read More
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Stranger Things’ VR experience on HTC Vive impresses at SDCC

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Stranger Things was one of last year’s best new shows on Netflix or otherwise. It captured a unique sense of nostalgia for the 80s as well as channeling a unique and fresh take on sci-fi, thriller, and suspense genres, all with an ensemble cast of standout child actors. At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this week we got the chance to stop by the Netflix interactive loft at the Hilton Gaslamp and see elaborate displays for Marvel’s Defenders, the upcoming Netflix-only film Bright, and of course Stranger Things. With Season 2 of Stranger Things poised to release this October, excitement is understandably high. In fact, the experience we saw was ... Read More
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How VR training prepares surgeons to save infants’ lives

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Virtual reality promises to be great for gamers, but it has a lot of potential to change the world in other ways. Shauna Heller saw that potential, so she quit her job at Oculus VR and became a consultant to make non-VR applications happen. And one of her projects was create a VR simulation that trains doctors how to treat infants in emergencies. Heller pulled together a team of developers and technologists and matched them with surgeons at the Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles. Together, they made a VR simulation that helps doctors in training to save infants who have suffered some kind of seizure or anaphylactic shock. They worked with the consumer-grade Oculus Rift + Touch. The project began in early 2016 and went throu... Read More
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A disruptor’s guide to tackling regulated industries

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When you’re a disruptor, you’re going to make waves – whether you’re delivering goods by drone, renting out that urban apartment, or launching an autonomous ride-share. As a disruptor, you’re likely going to act first and seek permission later. And as you do so, you’ll inevitably bump up against regulations, bending them and testing them as you push the envelope with your technology. It’s an inescapable part of the creative and entrepreneurial process in an age when the old rules don’t always fit. For any startup looking to break through in a regulated or soon-to-be regulated environment, it’s important to remember that new technologies are also new to regulators. It can often feel like the rule makers are trying... Read More
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Blade Runner in VR is cool, but Blade Runner in real life is cooler

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Indie studio Ignited Artists aims for ‘Triple-I’ quality with Barbaric

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It’s been a while since I heard the phrase “Triple-I,” an independent game studio’s variation on “Triple-A” video games.Then again, there haven’t been that many indie game studios that can claim they’ve been working on a really high-quality title for a long time. But that’s how Scott Foe and Alessandro Tento, cofounders of Ignited Artists, are positioning their San Francisco game studio. The company recently unveiled Barbaric, a cooperative, multiplayer rogue-like dungeon-crawler. It has permanent death, and procedural adventures, mea... Read More
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‘Keep Detailed Records Of Every Minute’ And Other Micromanager Horror Stories

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Enlarge this image CSA-Archive/Getty Images/iStock After we posted this story about the costs and implications of micromanagement, we received over 1,000 responses on Facebook, some of them sharing references to t... Read More
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Why 3D audio is the next big step for virtual reality

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Almost 90 years ago, in October 1927, the art of storytelling took a dramatic turn when the first “talking picture” or “sound film” was released to audiences around the world. The Jazz Singer was a smash hit, earning more than $2.6 million as it captivated audiences with its Vitaphone technology, the era’s leading sound-on-disc system that would forever change the standard for in-theater experiences. Within just a year, filmmakers encouraged by the success of The Jazz Singer were already developing ways to advance in-theater audio beyond the use of discs and turntables and began migrating to sound-on-film. Regardless, the new multi-media era had been launched. The introduction of sound on top of moving picture... Read More
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The Best High Chairs

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Our pick IKEA Antilop This functional, compact, lightweight chair is easy to use and much easier to keep clean than high chairs that cost 10 times as much. At 7.9 pounds, the IKEA Antilop is much lighter, smaller, and easier to move around than most high chairs but still sturdy, durable, and comfortable. Its smooth plastic-and-steel con... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Rebuild 78 Miles Of Power Transmission Infrastructure In The North Country

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Rebuild of Major North-South Power Transmission Artery Will Modernize System; Help New York State Meet Governor's Clean Energy Standard of 50 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030. Albany, NY - July 21, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. The newly rebuilt transmission line, called the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path Reliability project, will help the state meet the Governor's Clean Energy S... Read More
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Shanghai had its hottest day in 145 years

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The story behind the haunting What Remains of Edith Finch

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The critically acclaimed What Remains of Edith Finch launched on Xbox One yesterday, but those who had a chance to play it on PC and PlayStation 4 when it first debuted in April have had a few months now to process the story. Developed by Giant Sparrow and published by Annapurna Interactive, it’s a ... Read More
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Citrix brings virtual desktops and more to Google Cloud

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Citrix and Google Cloud announced a big expansion to their existing partnership today that covers G Suite and Google Cloud Platform. The two companies are working together so that users can run virtual desktop environments on Google’s cloud infrastructure using Citrix Cloud. That will allow companies to do things like provide their employees with a virtual environment running on Google servers that works much like a traditional desktop or laptop computer would. On the end user productivity side, Citrix is working to integrate its ShareFile service with G Suite. That starts with a new Gmail plugin that lets customers securely send files that are managed by Citrix’s software with a connector to Google Drive. The two comp... Read More
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Elon Musk Says He Has ‘Verbal’ OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

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Enlarge this image The 500-meter Hyperloop One track in Nevada, where the project recently passed a fully systems test. Hyperloop One hide caption toggle caption Hyperloop One A plan to build an ultrafast H... Read More
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Corporate career to entrepreneur: How to prep for the leap

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After two decades in the workforce, Ohio businesswoman Deborah Wasylko found herself faced with the prospect of having to move to keep her job while dealing with challenges in her family life. Wasylko concluded that she had a choice: continue her corporate career or become an entrepreneur. “I decided to start a corporate gift company, because that’s what I love to do,” says Wasylko, the founder and president of Baskets Galore, which creates gift baskets for corporate clients. She had long been enthusiastic about visual design and making people feel cared for, she says, and her new venture touched on both interests. “It was my opportunity to re-engineer my career and follow my passion.” The allure of ... Read More
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This African park has a high-tech plan to combat poachers

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Tencent Cloud launches first European hub in Frankfurt

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Chinese cloud giant Tencent Cloud has announced its debut into the European market, opening a new regional hub at Interxion’s data centre campus in Frankfurt. According to a press release, Tencent selected the colocation facility as an ideal environment for its global customers looking to expand into Europe, as well as for European companies looking to adopt high-performance cloud solutions. ‘At Tencent we’ve been focused on enhancing and investing in our overseas cloud capabilities to meet the ever-increasing demand for secure and reliable cloud options,’ noted Wang Hu... Read More
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Battle Brews Over Dirty Air in CA Farm Region

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California’s vast San Joaquin Valley, the country’s most fertile farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation’s dirtiest air. The area could soon face massive fines if it's not able to meet federal environment regulations. (July 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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O.J. Simpson feels parole hearing will be a circus like environment, fmr. prison guard says

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Published on Jul 19, 2017Author of ‘Guarding the Juice,’ Jeffrey Felix weighs in on what he believes the outcome of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing will be. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Why do dogs love us? Geneticists hunt for DNA clues

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This startup is using Uber and Lyft drivers to bring self-driving cars to market faster

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Mangano: Cooling Centers Open This Week

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With high temperatures and humidity impacting the region, and an upcoming heat wave expected, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that cooling centers will be open to the public this week. “The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage residents to take precautions and visit one of our cooling centers if they need relief from the heat.” The following Cooling Centers – offered by Nassau County—are open for the remainder of the week from 10:00am-6:00pm Mitchel Field Complex - 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale - 516-572-0400 Wantagh Park Comm... Read More
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Oracle now lets customers run cloud SaaS apps in their own data centers

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Oracle customers can now start deploying the company’s software-as-a-service applications in their private data centers with an update to its Cloud at Customer portfolio announced today. The changes will allow businesses to rent hardware that runs the same enterprise resource planning, human capital management, customer experience, and supply chain management applications that are available through Oracle’s public cloud services. In addition, Oracle expanded the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities of the Cloud at Customer hardware. Customers can now get hardware that will let them run the company’s Database Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Contain... Read More
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Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

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Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers. The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. Many businesses provide such out-of-the-norm perks because they want staffers to have a rewarding environment — something likely to resonate as people who deal with work email and respond to texts at all hours demand more satisfaction at work. “We extend work into employees’ li... Read More
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The Best Packable Camp Towels

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Our pick PackTowl Personal Whether used for camping, hiking, traveling, or general outdoor adventuring, this towel is durable enough to handle extended abuse while remaining soft and comfortable. Scoring well in nearly every performance category, the PackTowl Personal towel consistently surprised us with i... Read More
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Zero Gravity Solutions Announces That Rik Miller, Former President of DuPont Crop Protection Has Been Named Its Senior Strategic Agricultural Advisor

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BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2017– Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (“ZGSI” or the “Company”) (Pink Sheets: ZGSI), an agricultural biotechnology public company commercializing its technology derived from and designed for Spac... Read More
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This probe paved the way for studying gravitational waves from space — and now it’s been shut off

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Sunny Wang discusses the business environment in US for Chinese companies

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CGTN'S Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Sunny Wang, general manager of Broad USA, on the business environment in U.S. for Chinese firms.Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz - Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273• FIOS - Channel 277New York City• Time Warner - Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277Los Angeles• Charter Cable - Channel 562• Time Warner - Channel 155Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV - Channel 279... Read More
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Driverless vans, drones, and the next phase of automated deliveries

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Do you remember the futuristic movies that showed us what daily life might look like 50 to 100 years from now: the autonomous cars in Minority Report or the drone deliveries and parachuting packages in The Hunger Games? Well, you might be surprised to learn these formerly futuristic movie effects are slowly but surely becoming our reality. Drones, driverless vans, delivery bots, and other futuristic technologies have the potential to make a great impact on us day-to-day, making life easier, more immediate, and perhaps even healthier. From less congestion on the roads to real-time deliveries, this would be the new normal for our society. This stunning transformation has been propelled by overwhelming consum... Read More
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Nader: Costs aside, college education provides big benefits

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Claude Solnik’s recent LIBN column, “Connecting the Debts,” is important and timely.  However, the column neglects to mention the enormous benefits that higher education yields. It’s vital, however, to look carefully at these benefits as well as the costs. Long Island is a college and university rich environment. It offers a diverse range of excellent institutions of higher learning with widely varying costs, substantial scholarship opportunities, and outstanding program options. The returns to a thoughtful investment in many of these colleges can be extraordinary. There has rarely been a time when the returns to a college degree were bet... Read More
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Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality?

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When you should – and shouldn’t – tap your Roth IRA early

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Most retirement accounts are for one purpose: The money goes in and stays in until retirement — specifically, until the investor turns 59 1/2. Pull it out early and you’ll have to pay taxes and penalties. Understandably, that lengthy lockdown doesn’t always sit well with younger investors. Sure, you may not need that money now, but there could be plenty of future circumstances in which you might. Having thousands of dollars stashed behind bars won’t bail you out of a job loss, get you out of debt or unlock the door to your first home. Enter the Roth individual retirement account. Roth IRA contributions are made with after-tax dollars, so its distributions in retirement are tax-free. That’s a good perk, but there... Read More
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Girls in Tech’s Adriana Gascoigne fights the toxic culture of Silicon Valley

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The past couple of weeks have been a study in contrasts for Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and founder of Girls in Tech, the women and girls advocacy group with 60,000 members in 60 chapters in 36 countries. Gascoigne pulled off a successful Catalyst Conference celebrating women in technology in San Francisco. And then she looked at the horrifying stories about the ... Read More
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Amazon Bursts Blue Apron’s Bubble, as the Market Checks Tech’s Hype

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The tech bubble that 2016 threatened didn't burst, prompting observers to heave a sigh of relief. But it turns out, there was a bubble, it was just growing slightly out of sight, in private start-up funding. Now, the public market is showing just where it exists. Exemplifying this trend are two of the once hottest startups in Silicon Valley: Snap and Blue Apron. And to make matters worse, today Blue Apron's nightmare is coming true, as Amazon launches its ... Read More
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Jide’s Remix OS, a desktop fork of Android, is being killed off

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VMware and AWS consider data centre partnership

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Amazon Web Services and VMware are currently in talks to partner on a data center software product, according to a report by The Information. The two companies are considering jointly developing a software product for use in the data center, anonymous sources have indicated. While details are unavailable at this point, a move to develop enterprise data center software indicates a move to the private cloud for Amazon, which to date has focused on public cloud offerings. While refusing to comment directly on the rumored data center software development partne... Read More
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VCs double down on mega financings, adapt to delayed exits

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VC activity has trended higher for the second consecutive quarter. According to Pitchbook’s latest analysis, Limited Partners (LPs) remain committed to the asset class with 87 percent of VC funds hitting their targets, tracking 2017 as the ninth consecutive year the percentage of funds to hit their target has increased. On the deal front, value has increased 53 percent since 4Q 2016 as VCs focus on a high number of mega-financings and pull back on the angel and seed stage. The exit market is also on the mend following a dismal 2016, with five VC-backed unicorn IPO exits, pacing 2017 as having the most unicorn exits ever. First-time funds break records On the heels of a record fundraising year in 2016 ($41 billion), LPs ... Read More
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The Best Men’s and Women’s Underwear for Travel

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Our pick The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh 6″ Boxer Brief is the best men’s underwear for travel because it balances fit, comfort, odor-proofing, and value better than anything else we’ve tested. The Sport Mesh fabric excels at breathing and wicking and has better odor-resistance than other fabrics. It feels soft on the inside and smooth on the outside so it slides against your pants instead of creating friction, reducing potential for chafing. It also features a sculpted crotch area that gives wearers some much-appreciated... Read More
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Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping

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For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money. Retailers like H&M, Target and J.C. Penney are coming out with more clothes that use waste from all sorts of sources, like recycled denim or leather, nylon waste, remnants of old garments, or even plastic bottles. J.C. Penney is delivering three styles of jeans this fall made from 20 percent polyester created from bottles under its Arizona brand, after seeing what it believes to be teen customers searching... Read More
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Crosstalk Bullhorns: Lawyergate (Extended version)

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Investigations without crimes, hysteria without facts and substance – this is the environment that consumes American politics and media. The longer this witch hunt continues, the more the mainstream media loses the trust of the public. Crosstalking with Dmitry Babich, Alex Christoforou, and Mark Sleboda.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Stephen Feinberg, the Private Military Contractor Who Has Trump’s Ear

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In the last week of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Stephen Feinberg, the billionaire Manhattan financier, made the largest political donation of his life. On November 3rd, just five days before the election, he gave nearly a million dollars to Rebuild America Now, the Trump-supporting super PAC known for its blistering attacks on Hillary Clinton. That Sunday, the PAC spent eight hundred thousand dollars on an eleventh-hour blitz of negative TV spots, including ... Read More
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IBM Z mainframe brings end-to-end encryption to all your data

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Big Blue announced that its latest IBM Z mainframe computer will be able to encrypt all of the data in an enterprise all of the time, bringing encryption to everything from cloud services to databases. The IBM Z can run more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. This kind of encryption makes sense for security, but it wasn’t done in the past because it is very expensive to do and takes a lot of computing cycles. It represents IBM’s response to the problem of data breaches and enterprise compliance. The company noted that, in 2016, more than ... Read More
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Disney wants to build a Westworld for Star Wars fans

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Disney wants to build a Westworld for Star Wars fans - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddS... Read More
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Arcades never disappeared — they evolved

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The Lost Arcade is part documentary and part eulogy for the iconic New York video game arcade Chinatown Fair in all its messy beloved neon glory. People would embark on pilgrimages there to play the games they loved in a community that some described as family. Battles were fought through classic fighting games like Tekken, and rivalries were born. When Chinatown Fair shuttered its doors in 2011 after nearly 30 years, it felt personal for a lot of people. And it was personal — then-owner Sam Palmer was reluctant to sell and said that the arcade was where he belonged. Filmmakers Kurt Vincent and Irene Chin captured the emotional fallout in an intimate way in The Lost A... Read More
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Rants and Races: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen

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I have loved Paper Mate’s Ballpoint Stick Pens for as long as I've been able to scribble. The narrow barreled pens fill office supply closets and junk drawers, pockets and purses, college dorms and the front desks of doctor's offices. In a world full of retractable, hybrid ink pens with ultra-cushioned finger pads, the simple stick pen is not remarkable for its technical qualities. Its ink stutters across the page. Its lightweight, plastic body is designed for the lowest common ergonomic denominator. Writing with it is like chiseling with a sharpened stone: It requires a not-insignificant amount of effort to produce marks on the page. But as is... Read More
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Nexus Studios finds ARKit’s tracking works with Google’s Cardboard

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This is interesting. A company called Nexus Studios says it tested Apple’s ARKit tracking technology with a Cardboard VR headset and found it to do a suitable job. Tilt Brush artwork is said to have been placed throughout an outdoor environment with point clouds displayed in VR to show the location of real-world objects — operating as a kind of safety system. “It’s possible to do both pass-through AR (where the single camera feed is displayed to both eyes), as well as inside out positional tracking for VR at around 60 frames per second on an iPhone 7,” according to the company. “That’s not enough for quick head movem... Read More
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Disney’s Star Wars-themed land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Disney’s Star Wars-themed land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windo... Read More
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Kingdom Hearts III to debut in 2018 with Pixar characters

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Kingdom Hearts III will debut in 2018, and it will include Pixar characters for the first time in the history of the video game franchise. Kingdom Hearts combines characters from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy and Disney. And since Disney owns Pixar, the teams have decided to add Pixar characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear to the next game. Disney and Square Enix made the revelation at Disney’s D23 fan celebration event in Anaheim, Calif. Square Enix’s game creator Tetusya Nomura said, “It’s almost like my dream came true. I am happy and I hope the fans are happy,” as the crowd at D23 roared. A new trailer of the action showed Final Fantasy characters fighting in an animated suburban environment that ... Read More
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Why esports is still about Razer and Red Bull, not Pepsi and Arby’s

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NBC Sports announced recently that it will spend millions to broadcast Rocket League this summer, a vehicular soccer game developed and published by Psyonix, making NBCUniversal the latest big brand to find its way into the esports world. Television networks like NBC Sports Network and mainstream consumer brands crave access to a younger demographic, something esports can provide. Getting those viewers and turning them into sponsor and advertising dollars, however, is another story.... Read More
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Spider-Man: Homecoming’s VFX lead unpacks the secrets of the Staten Island Ferry scene

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The war for Long Island’s environmental soul

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By GREGORY ZELLER // New York State may be a national environmental leader, but it’s not as easy being green on Long Island, where an environmental civil war is raging. Both sides claim the “green” flag in this conflict, which pits the Island’s past against its future – represented here by old-school NIMBY behaviors and new-age solar harvesting – and ripples across multiple markets. Gerard Rosengarten: A nose for NIMBYism. Insiders say the issue will not only decide the fate of two proposed... Read More
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Inside Verily’s plan to fight mosquitoes with 20 million more mosquitoes

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10 Most Annoying People at The Beach

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The beaches of Long Island are great for relaxing, soaking up the sun and having some peace and quiet to yourself. It is the perfect getaway… if you’re not surrounded by these types of beach goers. 10. Teens blasting music.You feel bad asking them to turn their blasting music down, but you are trying to relaxing beach nap after all… 9. People that sit right next to you when the bea... Read More
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The Best Wireless Headset for the Office

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Our pick Plantronics Voyager Focus UC The best all-around stereo headset that can connect to your computer and mobile phone for calls and music. Features include excellent battery life, great music and voice audio quality, a comfortable fit for most people, plus active noise cancelling to minimize distracting outside sounds. *At the time of publishing, the price was $194. The Voyager UC didn’... Read More
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McAfee CTO says human-machine teams will stop cybercrime better

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Cybersecurity firm McAfee was born before the current artificial intelligence craze. The company recently spun out of Intel at a $4.2 billion valuation, and it has become a giant among tech security firms. But lots of rival AI startups in cybersecurity (like Deep Instinct, which raised $32 million yesterday) are applying the recent advances in deep learning to the task of keeping companies secure. Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at McAfee, believes that AI alone isn’t going to stop cybercrime, however. That’s in part because the attacke... Read More
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Delivering the future potential of hyperscale cloud

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Brett Moss, General Manager of Hyperscale Cloud at Ensono, asks what changes need to be made for hyperscale cloud to deliver its full potential… Hyperscale, most closely associated with big data and cloud, is the provisioning required in distributed computing environments to efficiently scale from a few servers to thousands of servers in an instant: the public cloud. Hyperscale cloud is the management, from migration to on-going support, of client business applications hosted in the public cloud. This includes the maintenance, support and security for business ap... Read More
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3 crucial ASO techniques to stand out (VB Live)

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To boost organic downloads by at least 20 percent — and we’ve seen triple that rate — you need your ASO game. For highlights of the latest VB Insight mega-report on ASO, key best practices, and can’t-miss insights, register now for this interactive VB Live event! Register here for free. ASO, short for app store optimization, and the best thing ever for long-term value, means making sure your mobile app ranks as high as possible in app store search results. That’s a great outcome in any scenari... Read More
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Dev Bootcamp shuttering shows challenges of teaching coal miners to code

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We heard this week that Dev Bootcamp, the first of the coding bootcamps, will close its doors in December, unable to “reach a sustainable business model,” according to the company. But I think there’s more hiding behind the headlines (isn’t there always?). First, some background. Dev Bootcamp birthed the coding bootcamp industry in 2012. Codi... Read More
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Figment is a surreal puzzler that brings dreamscapes alive with music

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Figment is a surreal puzzle game that takes place entirely inside the mind. The whimsy of its rich, colorful illustrations is matched by the fact that it actually features musical numbers. Developer Bedtime Digital Games has been working on it for 3 years now, and it’s finally launching later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. I played a demo version and interviewed Bedtime’s CEO Klaus Pedersen last month at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, where Figment picked up the ... Read More
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Hallock State Park Preserve Debuts on Long Island

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Officials marked the grand opening of Hallock State Park Preserve on the North Fork this week, making it the first New York State Park to be added to Long Island in years. The park’s facilities include a 3,000-square-foot visitor center with a classroom and interactive educational displays as well as new hiking and equestrian trails, fishing, non-motor-powered boating and even scuba diving. The 225-acre plot of land was originally purchased from Keyspan Energy for $16 million in 2003, but wasn’t officially opened to the public until Tuesday. “Good things come in good time,” Rose Harvey, commissioner of the New York State parks department, told those gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park is th... Read More
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As Trump ‘abdicates,’ Climate Alliance picks up slack

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By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Real News file comes a digital milestone for the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the tenets of the Paris climate accord. The alliance – launched in May, just hours after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the worldwide greenhouse-gas action plan – this week flipped the switch on its first website, an online hub designed “to inform Americans on state actions ... Read More
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These ocean plastic collectors might end up collecting more Silicon Valley money than trash

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Developers spend 20% of their time fixing problems — and it’s killing your company

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Presented by Raygun I’d assume, like me, you grew up in a very different world than we live in today when it comes to technology. Today software touches our lives constantly from the moment we wake up, go to work, and then hit the hay and the end of the day. But as software eats the world, it also eats into the time of software development teams. They need to fix any problems in their codebase that inevitably crop up, regardless of how much testing they put in before releasing into production. That comes with a cost. The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM has reported t... Read More
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Climate change is going to make air travel even more nightmarish, study says

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Fewer babies could be better for the environment

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A study found having one less child is the best thing an individual can do to fight global warming. But the option is rarely discussed.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70534/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Lila’s Tale makes you solve puzzles in VR … without your hands

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You don’t need a controller to play Lila’s Tale; you just need to look. It’s a VR platformer that you interact with by directing your gaze at where you want its heroine to move. Only a demo is available at the moment, but the full game is slated for a third-quarter release later this year for the Samsung Gear VR. After Lila’s brother disappears into a mysterious dungeon-slash-cave, the player (which a glowing blue light represents) helps her search for him. With your help, she explores the dungeon and solves connect-the-dot puzzles that look like constellations. It has no combat — instead, each time the player solves a puzzle, it damages ... Read More
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The Best Online Cloud Backup Service

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Our Pick CrashPlan for Home Code42’s CrashPlan offers flexible, reliable online backups at a reasonable price. Even if you’re a careful person, the various problems that could lead to lost data—malware, software bugs, user error, theft, fire, flood, and so on—make backups a necessity. As broadband speeds slowly but surely improve, online backup services are becoming an increasingly smart addition to your overall backup strategy: Pay five bucks a month (give or take), install an app on your computer that runs... Read More
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MSC Industrial sales up, net down

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MSC Industrial Supply Co. reported third quarter net income dropped 3.1 per cent to $62.8 million, even as net sales rose 2.3 percent to $743.9 million while manufacturing recovered. The Melville and Davidson, N.C.-based distributor of metalworking, maintenance, repair and operations products for the year to date, however, reported net income up 0.8 percent to $170.7 million. CEO Erik Gershwind in a written statement said “the environment improved through the quarter as the manufacturing economy continued to firm with improving sales growth.” He said he is seeing the manufacturing economy recover and “sales growth rates improve.” And he added that if there is “price inflation” or “core customer growth... Read More
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No. 227: Gail Simmons, Jim Simons and we somehow missed the most expensive housing list

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It’s Wednesday: A happy midweek, everybody, and welcome new readers Tutty, Alice, Serge, Pete and Lillian. Jolly Green Giant Great Big Tender Peas were trademarked on this day in 1927. Zeppo Marx – the unfunny one – received a patent for a cardiac pulse rate monitor. Reading? Check: Long Island billionaire Jim Simons and his wife Marilyn have donated $25 million to the New York Public Library, one of the institution’s largest-ever gifts. The money is targeted for sprucing up branches in Harlem. Drink smartly, my friends: Innovator of the Year winner Michael Chalavoutis has reformulated and rebranded ... Read More
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Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates turns New York into a Neo-Victorian Waterworld

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Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates doesn’t star Kevin Costner, but it is set in a Neo-Victorian New York that’s under water from rising sea levels. It’s Coin Operated Games’ debut, and it launches this fall on Steam’s PC gaming store. Set in the 1910s, the game takes its aesthetic cues from the Victorian era, which ended at the turn of the century. Creative director John Randall said that accomplishing that took a lot of research, as they wanted to not only create a Neo-Victorian look but also incorporate as many historical details as possible. The team referred to books like Professional Criminals of America (Thomas Byrnes, 1886) and How the Other Half Lives (Jacob Riis, 1890), and also New York ... Read More
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This food forest on a barge in New York floats the idea of fresh food for cities

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An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off Antarctica

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University of Utah’s business lab has hatched nearly 300 startups

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While the year-old, $45 million Lassonde Studios building at the University of Utah is an award-winning, copper-clad statement in modern architecture, featuring austere interiors heavy on concrete, stone and steel, the space has served to bring budding student entrepreneurs out of the woodwork with nearly 300 business startups underway and more in the offing. The facility is a visual standout in its central campus location, but it’s also an intentional outlier in how it functions academically, with student-driven program offerings and a literal open-door policy that does not require participants to sign up or pay fees. ... Read More
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This 14-year-old discovered a new approach to cleaning up oil spills

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Anika Bhagavatula, a 14-year-old student from Wilton, Connecticut, is one of the national finalists in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge — a science and engineering competition for middle school students that earns the winner a $25,000 award as well as title of "America's Top Young Scientist."Bhagavatula's project uses unconventional materials — what some people would consider garbage — to absorb oil and perhaps one day, become a new, better way to clean up oil spills.We spoke with her about how she came up with this idea and how she conducted her research. The following is a transcript of the video.The reason why I wanted to pinpoint oil spills was because there... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

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New York State-sponsored event on October 17 will promote new business models to support clean, distributed energy solutions. New York, NY - July 11, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. ... Read More
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The ASC CerviKit by Xenco Medical Expands Nationwide with Disposable Spinal Systems for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– Xenco Medical has announced the nationwide expansion of the ASC CerviKit, the compact delivery and storage platform for the company’s breakthrough, entirely disposable Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) systems engineered from a highly durable composite polymer. The ASC CerviKit includes all of Xenco Medical’s single-use cervical implant families and is designed to be both lightweight and easily transportable. Designed to address the ... Read More
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North Dakota is ranked best state for startup success

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Looking to build a startup? You may think California, New York, or Massachusetts are the places to go kick things off. However, a recent report by WalletHub may have you thinking twice about the best place to run a business, as they have ranked the best and worst states for startups in the United States of America in 2017. The study by WalletHub compared the 50 states across 20 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise... Read More
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British Tech Startup Provenance Aims to Make the Food and Drinks Industry Transparent by 2025

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Provenance, a digital platform enabling brands and retailers to bring integrity and transparency to their supply chains, raises money from strategic investors to revolutionise consumer trust LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– Following a successful international pilot tracking tuna through Southeast Asian supply chains, and ... Read More
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How Waymo is training its self-driving vehicles to detect emergency vehicles

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Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has shared how it’s been training its vehicles to automatically identify emergency vehicles. The human eye is fairly adept at observing where a flashing blue light is coming from and heading too, while the human ear can usually narrow down a siren to a rough location behind or in front. With eyes and ears combined, human drivers are generally good at manoeuvring out of the way of oncoming ambulances, police vans, and fire trucks. But throwing self-guiding vehicles into the mix poses some potential problems, which is why Waymo has been working specifically on this challenge. Though Waymo states that it has been teaching its self-driving cars to ... Read More
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Ex-Activision veterans raise $7 million for Velan Studios game startup

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Velan Studios, a game studio founded by two brothers who made big games for Activision, has raised $7 million in venture capital as it launches an effort to prototype new types of games on emerging platforms. The amount of money suggests it’s still possible for seasoned teams to raise a big chunk of money from investors, particularly when the founders are putting in a lot of their own money. The biggest investor in the round is Velan Ventures, a fund started by Karthik and Guha Bala. In 1991, the brothers started Vicarious Visions, a studio that was acquired by Activision and grew to more than 150 employees. ... Read More
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China recommits to environment, open trade at G-20 summit

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Published on Jul 10, 2017This year’s G-20 Summit in Germany had a familiar theme, despite major policy shifts by the United States. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Audi’s 25th Hour project makes time the ultimate driving luxury

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Reno’s makeover into soaring tech hub: Tesla, Panasonic, Switch and more

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Presented by EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) The 2016 presidential election threw a harsh spotlight on economic inequalities across the United States. Tech-savvy metropolitan areas on both coasts continue to thrive, while communities hollowed out by the decline of manufacturing and mining industries struggle. But the troubling inequality may contain the seeds of its own solution. Faced with sharply rising costs in tech-centric metropolitan areas, large companies and startups alike are looking for affordable locations. As they create new technology h... Read More
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Can AI fix the fashion industry?

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For many of us, the toughest decision of the day doesn’t happen at work, school, or at the nearest Starbucks (although that one often comes close). It happens in front of an overstuffed closet in the form of the age-old question “What should I wear today?” Each selected outfit represents an equation based on a multitude of fluctuating variables (What’s on my work calendar? What’s on my personal calendar? What impression do I need to make? What is clean? What fits? Dress up or down? What do I feel good in? What do I feel like today?). While users are enjoying the convenience of such choice-reducing platforms as Lyft, Blue Apron, and Hipmunk, the weight of fashion-related decisions still rests firmly on their shoulders. Ad... Read More
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We just met this toad, and we’re about to destroy its home

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Foreign Direct Investment: Driving Global Competitiveness and Innovation

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays an important role in the U.S. economy. It leads to the creation of jobs, an increase in wealth and living standards, and overall growth and innovation that drive the U.S. economic competitiveness. Last month, the Commerce Department hosted the ... Read More
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360 Video – Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

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Named a Top 10 Aquarium for Children by Parents Magazine, the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is themed around the Lost City of Atlantis, Long Island Aquarium blends science and nature with myth to create an informative and entertaining environment for visitors of all ages. We offer a rich variety of experiences, from: fascinating marine life exhibits to Aquatic Adventures and educational programs.... Read More
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Leadership lessons from the Seven Kingdoms

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By KEN CERINI, CPA, and ETHAN DeABREU // Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Season 6 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” you may want to stop here. Eventually, Eddard Stark was bound to be correct. Winter is here. Everything is on the line. You have stared into the abyss, and you see that war and annihilation await. Who will lead you to an untimely demise? Who can lead you to salvation? You can ask the same questions regarding your business or place of employment. What type of leader is in charge? Is the leadership style effective? “Game of Thrones” shows that many different leadership styles exist and not all leaders are effective. But plenty can be learned from the leadership styles of those c... Read More
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The DeanBeat: 9 industry leaders sound off on the state of gaming in 2017

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Interviewing some of the wisest people in the game industry is a fun part of my job. Over the past few weeks, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles and at the Gamelab event in Barcelona, Spain, I interviewed a bunch of executives, CEOs, and game creators about their views on gaming. This week’s column takes snippets of wisdom that I gleaned from those interviews. I like to think of this as “strategic zoom,” or zooming in on important details or zooming out to see the big picture, just like you could do in Chris Taylor’s Supr... Read More
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The biggest Game of Thrones fans in the world are not what I thought they’d be

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If you squint, or set the frame of your camera correctly, the backdrop of Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center could also pass for King’s Landing, one of Game of Thrones' key settings. The interior of this resort is a knock-off Disney World, with tropical gardens and man-made rivers you can cruise down on flatboats. Encased in a spectacular glass dome 30 feet high, the atrium boasts 10,000 species of plants and a constant temperature of 71 degrees. So, appropriately, Con of Thrones, the first-ever full-scale fan convention for HBO's Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, was held there last weekend. Melissa Anelli, the Con... Read More
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France goes green: Plan to ban petrol and diesel cars

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France goes green: Plan to ban petrol and diesel carsFrance wants to phase out the sale of vehicles running on petrol and diesel by 2040.It's part of a radical clean energy plan revealed by its Environment Minister.Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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PC Gaming Weekly: Strategy’s resurgence is no Paradox

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You won’t find any paradox at foot when you examine why Sweden’s top game publisher is becoming the leader in the strategy game market. Last week, Paradox Interactive acquired Triumph Studios, the designers of the Age of Wonders series. Already a top-tier maker of strategy games, Paradox now has a fourth studio to join an impressive lineup that includes games like Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, and Hearts of Iron. And while ... Read More
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Wants All Your Data. What Could Go Wrong?

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The private ballot is tradition in the United States. Now, President Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to collect every American’s voting history and make it available to the public—all in the name of “election integrity.” This week, the newly formed Advisory Committee on Election Integrity asked secretaries of state across the country for their complete voter rolls, including people’s political parties, voting history, the last four digits of their social security numbers, felony history, and more. ... Read More