Video: Sharks’ DeBoer on double-OT win vs. Golden Knights, Martin Jones’ performance

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks outlasted the Vegas Golden Knights in double overtime to win Game 6 of their first-round series, 2-1. With a sudden-death goal by Tomas Hertl, the Sharks forced a Game 7 on Tuesday at SAP Center.After falling behind 3-1 in the series with the Golden Knights, the Sharks have battled back to even the series at three games apiece. Prior to Sunday’s game, Hertl said his team would force a winner-take-all Game 7, and he was the one to deliver in the end.Here is what Sharks …last_img read more

Orange Farm gets connected

first_img19 July 2005From a group of brick buildings surrounded by clusters of shacks, a number of community members are trying to take Orange Farm in Johannesburg from a low-tech informal settlement to a centre of modern technology.The Orange Farm ICT Hub is housed in the settlement’s library. Through it, 15 community members have already been trained to use computers for office and administrative purposes.The hub forms part of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector support programme in the City of Johannesburg’s department of economic development, marketing and tourism.Centre Manager Aubrey Cwathi has been at the hub since its inception. He had basic computer skills to begin with, which he has been able to expand through working at the centre.The hub is promoted mainly through leaflets distributed to community members, by posters and by word-of-mouth.“There are two three-hour classes daily, from Monday to Thursday,” Cwathi says.Computer literateMost of those who completed the six-month course have matriculated, but would like to become computer literate and increase their chances of finding employment.According to Kabelo Mphafi, operations manager for poverty alleviation in Johannesburg’s Region 11, the hub also secured a sponsorship from US firm Computer Science Corporation to assist with items like furniture, stationery, office equipment and projectors.“We want to create a professional environment within the Orange Farm ICT Hub, to make it totally different from what you will see outside the centre,” said Douglas Cohen, the programme’s consultant at the Council.James Sekhonyane, who has been a trainer at the hub since December 2004, says students are taught various skills, from a basic introduction to computers and using Microsoft Office, to using the internet and learning about desktop publishing.“We are also working towards getting accreditation from the Isett seta [information systems, electronics and telecommunications technologies sector training and education authority],” he said.Wireless Internet and VoIPIn a boost for the hub, one of the country’s major internet service providers, Internet Solutions, has decided to use it as a test bed for wireless internet and voice over internet protocol (VoIP).VoIP is a technology that allows voice to be sent using an internet connection rather than the telephony technology now being used. This could lead to cheaper calls.Internet Solutions has decided to erect a base station at the hub that will provide connectivity to centres located within a 15km radius.A company report states: “Initially five separate locations within Orange Farm will be connected back to the base station to provide internet connectivity and VoIP services to PCs and phones at these locations.”Those members of the community who help run the centre are excited about the prospects that such a development will bring.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

iPhone App Lets Soldiers Map Their Battlefields

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,There was nothing whatsoever metaphorical in that headline. This isn’t an app that lets a soldier make on-the-go journal entries, write poems about his or her feelings or check vitals ala a mood ring. Tactical Nav is an app that lets a soldier map and plot waypoints on a battlefield, take photos and share coordinates with fellow soldiers and units, direct artillery and call in medevac. Its developer is 31-year-old Captain Jonathan Springer of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne, who reportedly spent $26,000 of his own money to develop the app. It is set for release next month in the Apple App Store. Battle HardenedSpringer, an artillery specialist on his third deployment in Afghanistan, has had an opportunity few app developers can match. He has tested the software in the most rugged and realistic environment possible, the theater of war. Springer told Global Post the app would also good be for hunting, but in the here-and-now, his priority is his fellow soldiers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “I’ve got to think what do my soldiers need to go into battle? What do my soldiers need that could save their lives? So that’s what I’m thinking about right now.”Users can switch latitude and longitude, as well as “angular mils,” an artillery measurement; a user can also switch to red light for when soldiers need to avoid being seen in dark or near-dark circumstances. Military MindsetMost app users are probably unaware that this is just the latest in a new field of military smartphone apps that include sharpshooting, missile-launching simulations and battlefield friend-finding.As the son of a career sailor, I can assure you that serving military are far from anxious to share tactical details with civilians and their COs are even less excited by the notion. So unlike most developers, Springer seems to lack a website for his “product.” He may be too busy shooting and being shot at. So some of the questions one might have regarding such an undertaking remain unanswered, though I have sent them via the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs staff. They include: How easy would it be to hack this app, especially given it will be available online?Does it replace sighting hardware or software artillery experts or even common soldiers already carry? How common are iPhones in country?Will you make an Android version? If any of you have an answer to, or opinion about, any of these questions, please respond in the comments.Images of app via Hammed Kohistani | other sources: Courier-Mail, PSFK A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#web “I’ve got to think what do my soldiers need to go into battle? What do my soldiers need that could save their lives? So that’s what I’m thinking about right now.”Users can switch latitude and longitude, as well as “angular mils,” an artillery measurement; a user can also switch to red light for when soldiers need to avoid being seen in dark or near-dark circumstances. Military MindsetMost app users are probably unaware that this is just the latest in a new field of military smartphone apps that include sharpshooting, missile-launching simulations and battlefield friend-finding.As the son of a career sailor, I can assure you that serving military are far from anxious to share tactical details with civilians and their COs are even less excited by the notion. So unlike most developers, Springer seems to lack a website for his “product.” He may be too busy shooting and being shot at. So some of the questions one might have regarding such an undertaking remain unanswered, though I have sent them via the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs staff. They include: How easy would it be to hack this app, especially given it will be available online?Does it replace sighting hardware or software artillery experts or even common soldiers already carry? How common are iPhones in country?Will you make an Android version? If any of you have an answer to, or opinion about, any of these questions, please respond in the comments.Images of app via Hammed Kohistani | other sources: Courier-Mail, PSFK Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Tags:#Apple#web curt hopkins Related Posts There was nothing whatsoever metaphorical in that headline. This isn’t an app that lets a soldier make on-the-go journal entries, write poems about his or her feelings or check vitals ala a mood ring. Tactical Nav is an app that lets a soldier map and plot waypoints on a battlefield, take photos and share coordinates with fellow soldiers and units, direct artillery and call in medevac. Its developer is 31-year-old Captain Jonathan Springer of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne, who reportedly spent $26,000 of his own money to develop the app. It is set for release next month in the Apple App Store. Battle HardenedSpringer, an artillery specialist on his third deployment in Afghanistan, has had an opportunity few app developers can match. He has tested the software in the most rugged and realistic environment possible, the theater of war. Springer told Global Post the app would also good be for hunting, but in the here-and-now, his priority is his fellow soldiers. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

A New (Simpler?) Way to Control Flash with Microsoft Kinect

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#Hack of the Day klint finley We previously covered a method developed by BLITZ for controlling Flash and Canvas using Node.js. An organization has created what it hopes is a simpler way to control Flash-based interfaces using the Microsoft Kinect device. Open Exibits is an organization dedicated to creating open source interactive technology for students, museums and other educational organizations. It has built an open source module for controlling Flash with Kinect, and has demonstrated Kinect-control for Google Maps as well as some of Open Exhibits’ own projects.The module, still in alpha, is available here. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Yes, Bill Gates Wants Better Condoms. But It’s No Joke

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian proffitt Let’s get all the snickering out of the way first: yes, Bill Gates is funding condom research. But the reasoning behind the new initiative is more important than improving awkward experiences by the glow of the dashboard light: this is about saving lives and enhancing quality of life in developing nations.First off, it’s not just Bill Gates that’s funding the research: the proposed initial funding of $100,000 is being provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a well-established record of seeking solutions for health issues that many of us in Western nations take for granted.Condoms are one such issue in developing nations, where they are needed to control transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Their success as a birth control method, which can be a hot button issue in some cultures, is nonetheless undisputed.Cultural issues aside, one of the perceived problems (from the male perspective) is “that condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable, particularly given that the decisions about use must be made just prior to intercourse,” according to the Grand Challenges in Global Health announcement.“Likewise, female condoms can be an effective method for prevention of unplanned pregnancy or HIV infection, but suffer from some of the same liabilities as male condoms, require proper insertion training and are substantially more expensive than their male counterparts,” the program added.To help solve the problem, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 in initial funding (and up to $1 million) for anyone who can come up with the “next generation condom.”“We are looking for a Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use. Additional concepts that might increase uptake include attributes that increase ease-of-use for male and female condoms, for example better packaging or designs that are easier to properly apply. In addition, attributes that address and overcome cultural barriers are also desired,” according to the Challenge.Issues like this, which carry various ranges of cultural taboos, depending on your stance, are nothing new for the Foundation. Last August, the Foundation announced the winners of its $100,000 prize to come up with a better toilet. The lack of proper sanitation facilities is a huge problem for billions, and coming up with a cheap and effective means of waste disposal was important enough to weather the inevitable jokes.There is little doubt that reactions to this latest health initiative will contain similar jokes, because birth control is outside a lot of people’s comfort zones. But there are also serious cultural and theological issues to keep in mind as well, more so than the sanitation program ever started. It will be interesting to see if there can really be a solution that can beat this challenge. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#health#Sex Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Apple May Drop $3.2 Billion For Beats

first_imgRelated Posts The Financial Times reports Apple Inc. is closing in on a deal to buy Beats Electronics—specifically, the company’s headphones and streaming music service—in what would be the Cupertino company’s largest deal to date.Obviously, a deal like this would have huge implications for Apple—particularly its music-related divisions, including iTunes, the fledgling iTunes Radio streaming service, as well as the company’s mobile devices, which all ship with a pair of Apple’s white in-ear headphones, called “EarPods.”First, iTunes Radio will likely see a boost from Beats’ own streaming service, which launched earlier this year. Our review of Beats Music said the program felt like a human DJ “leading you from familiar places to unfamiliar ones all while keeping you in the proverbial groove.” We further predicted Beats Music could be the best music streaming service out there—perhaps Apple thought the same thing. In the meantime, Apple is expected to offer a few improvements to iTunes in iOS 8.Recently, ReadWrite ran a story about the possibility of Apple producing new headphones that would could measure one’s biometric activities, such as one’s pulse or oxygen levels. As we pointed out in that story, researchers have proven “the science is there” for in-ear monitoring systems that can inform doctors about cardiovascular risk factors, but “a health-oriented in-ear solution has never been perfected, especially at a mass scale,” simply because fitness devices need to be fashionable and “send the message that you’re into exercising and taking care of yourself.”Apple typically acquires smaller companies from time to time, usually under the radar—Apple quietly purchased 24 companies in the last 18 months, if you can believe that—but this potential deal for Beats would be a blockbuster, similar to the other recent billion-dollar acquisitions in Silicon Valley. Google purchased Nest Labs for $3.2 billion, while Facebook offered what amounted to roughly $19 billion for the messaging app WhatsApp.Beats’ music streaming service is performing well on the App Store charts, beating out its competitors Spotify, Pandora and SoundCloud, but as Business Insider’s Jay Yarow points out, Beats’ current hardware is hardly desirable and its software is arguably middle-of-the-road. This Google search doesn’t help Beats’ case much, either: dave smith Tags:#Apple#apple $3.2 billion#Apple acquisitions#apple earpods#apple headphones#beats#beats electronics#beats headphones What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology That said, any Apple executive would be quick to assert that music is, and will always be, a major part of the company’s DNA. So iTunes and Apple’s various music services—headphones, streaming software and otherwise—will always be a big focus, and in recent years, Beats has proven highly successful at selling its headphones and software services, particularly to the younger crowd. Apple would certainly find the company’s sway with music lovers desirable, and likely worth the $3.2 billion or so it is offering—which would be just a drop in the bucket compared to Apple’s $100 billion war chest.Co-founders and music producers Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre said the poor sound quality of Apple’s earbuds is what initially inspired them to create Beats Electronics in 2008.This story is developing, and we’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Ram Trucks And Miranda Lambert Launch Charity Auction

first_imgGrammy winner and dog ‘mother’ to seven rescue dogs, Miranda Lambert and Ram Trucks have announced a partnership that kicks off this week with Lambert auctioning off a customized Ram Laramie Longhorn to benefit Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation.The auction is just the beginning of a relationship between Lambert and Ram that will continue to evolve in 2015.“Miranda Lambert and Ram Truck are a perfect fit,” said Robert Hegbloom, President and CEO of the Ram Truck brand. “She values hard work, courage and lives her life to the fullest – the same characteristics that our brand celebrates in our owners.”As part of the partnership, Ram has given Lambert a customized Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn which she is auctioning off to benefit her MuttNation Foundation, a donation-supported 501c3 foundation whose purpose is to better the lives for shelter animals. The auction begins November 5 and runs through November 15. In addition to the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, fans can also bid on other special items including signed copies of Lambert’s “Platinum” CD, signed guitars and tickets to one of Miranda Lambert’s concerts in 2015, including a pre-show cocktail with her. For more information, visit the auction at www.ebay.com/rammuttnation.One of the top artists in country music today, Lambert is a truck woman through and through. She’s been in trucks her whole life, from the farm she was born on in Texas, to her current ranch in Tishomingo, Okla.“I have lived my entire life surrounded by trucks even to this day. I have also written songs that mention trucks, so I am so happy to be partnering with Ram. And I’m thankful for their generosity in allowing me to auction off a Ram Laramie Longhorn for MuttNation Foundation. It’s a cause so close to my heart! I’m looking forward to more exciting news with Ram Trucks in 2015,” said Lambert.Ram Trucks is the fastest growing truck brand in America recording 54 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains as of October 2014.last_img read more

Toronto Fringe on the move

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Creation Lab opened in September 2011 at the Centre for Social Innovation and has been a place for independent artists of all disciplines to congregate, create and innovate 24 hours a day for highly subsidized rates. Since 2011, 26,706.5 hours of creation time have been rented in the lab.Over the years, key donors and funders have supported the Creation Lab: Neville Austin has been the naming donor for the larger studio since 2011, and the smaller studio was supported from 2011-2013 by Zal Press and from 2013-present by Blake Thorne.New administration office address as of September 1st:The Toronto Fringe688 Richmond Street West, Suite 204 Toronto, ONM6J 1C5For further details contact communications@fringetoronto.com or call 416-966-1062 Twitter It’s a year of big change for the Toronto Fringe! As of September 1st, 2016 our administration office will move to 688 Richmond Street West, Suite 204 from its current location at the Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street.This move also means that our Creation Lab, The Blake Thorne Studio and The Neville Austin Studio, will close temporarily until a more suitable location can be found.“Unfortunately rent increased to a point that made running the labs very difficult,” says Fringe’s Executive Director Kelly Straughan, “We know the closing of the Creation Lab is difficult for artists but at this time we are actively searching for a venue that will allow us to continue to offer creation spaces for as little as $6/hour. We thank the Centre for Social Innovation for five wonderful years- they have been supportive partners and we are sad to leave.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

NCAA Severs Licensing Ties to EA Sports

The NCAA has ended its contract with EA Sports and will no longer allow the gaming company to use its logo and name in their video games. The college sports organization is currently involved in a lawsuit where they’re being accused of owing billions of dollars to former NCAA players for allowing their images and likenesses to be used by the gaming company.“We are confident in our legal position regarding the use of our trademarks in video games,” the NCAA said in its statement. “But given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interest of the NCAA. The NCAA has never licensed the use of current student-athlete names, images or likenesses to EA. The NCAA has no involvement in licenses between EA and former student-athletes.”NCAA Football 2014 will be the last EA Sports game with the NCAA. The NCAA said their current contract, which expires June 2014, will be the last agreement.“Member colleges and universities license their own trademarks and other intellectual property for the video game,” the NCAA said in a statement. “They will have to independently decide whether to continue those business arrangements in the future.” read more