ATU035 – Super Bowl 2012 Indianapolis and Accessibility for People with Disabilities

first_imgLinks:Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad High School part 1: High School part 2: Community High School’s iPad initiative: Wayne: The WILL Center: | 95.9 The Valley: | WIBQ Talk Radio: Fehribach and Juli PainiSuper Bowl 2012 Accessibility contact informationADA Contact InformationIndySuperBowlADA@gmail.com855-NFL-ASST (635-2778) app list: you have an AT question, leave us a voice mail at: 317-721-7124 or email tech@eastersealscrossroads.orgCheck out our blog: http://blog.eastersealstech.comFollow us on Twitter: @INDATAprojectShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedFriday Podcast: Super Bowl 2012 Indianapolis and Accessibility for People with DisabilityJanuary 27, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”ATU036 – Assistive Tech and Higher Education (Ron Stewart – AHEAD), Tax preparation for people with disabilities, More Students to Qualify for Disability in K12 schools, iBooks 2 and accessibility, Rock Band-like game for the blind and visually impairedFebruary 3, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU060- Cat Bouwkamp (Paralympic Fencer, London 2012) JAWS 14, Apple iOS and Mac Accessibility, V-Draw, Deaf-Blind Communication Device from Humanware, Learning Ally App, Umbrella Today, Google+ Hangouts with Captions for the DeafJuly 20, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update” Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

iSEQUENCES educational app teaches social habits and emotions

first_imgAll of the situations present throughout the iSEQUENCES app are taught by a character named Tatus and his friends.  The app can be used both as a support tool for therapy and at home as entertainment.  According to The iPhone Mom, “The concept of the app is simple enough but the six cheerful cartoon characters used in the sequencing pictures make the presentation fun and engaging for children.”Features of iSEQUENCES100 exercises introducing children to a situation, then asking the children what will happen next.60 exercises displaying social situations, with the children being asked how they think the characters should feel in that situation.New options that are highly configurable to better adapt the app to each child.Selection of the exercises either manual or automatic by level of difficulty and type of exercises.To learn more or to download the app, visit iTunes or Google Play.Wanna try the app before you buy it?  Check out iSEQUENCES LITE!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedSpecial iApps: 6 Cause and Effect AppsJuly 20, 2016In “Apps”What’s the Expression?January 12, 2016In “Apps”6 Android Apps for Special NeedsJuly 1, 2015In “Apps” For individuals on the autism spectrum, learning social habits and emotions may be rather challenging.  Over the past few years, several apps have been developed to help teach these skills to said individuals.  One of these apps is iSEQUENCES, which is available for both iOS and Android devices.iSEQUENCES allows children to practice 100 different sequences about daily situations, some examples including:Everyday routines: brushing teeth, washing hands, getting dressed, going to bed, etc.Fun activities: going to the movies, a sporting event, going to the beach, etc.Potentially common scenarios: riding the bus, going to the grocery store, getting wet in the rain, etc.Emotions: happiness, sadness, surprise, fear and more.last_img read more

Monday Tech Tip Optelec Compact 6 HD Speech

first_imgGreg Blackman, VP, at EYE Can See, Inc. show us the Optelec Compact 6 HD Speech which is a handheld electronic magnifier with speech to text.Check it out here:Click here for more information on the Optelec Compact HD Speech.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Compact 5 HD Handheld Video MagnifierFebruary 6, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”Monday Tech Tip: Traveler HD by OptelecNovember 2, 2015In “Tech Tips”Monday Tech Tip: Optelec Compact Touch HDNovember 11, 2013In “Tech Tips”last_img read more

Everyone Can Shine in iCan Bike Camp

first_imgThe many benefits oflearning to ride a bike include: Kelly has served as thecamp director on behalf of Easterseals Crossroads for the past six years. iCanShine provides bike equipment and trained staff members while Easterseals, as acamp host, secures a space for the camp and recruits riders and volunteers. The iCan Bike Program Courtesy iCanShine Facebook Courtesy iCanShine Facebook The program uses adaptedbikes and techniques developed by Dr. Richard Klein, a retired mechanicalengineering professor who has spent more than 30 years studying the mechanicsof bikes. Aboost in self-esteem Peerinclusion IncreasedstaminaImprovedcognitive stimulation Enhanceddecision-making skills Founded in 2007, iCanShine is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to providinglearning opportunities and recreational activities in which “everyone canshine.” Each 75-minute trainingsession serves a maximum of eight riders, providing an intimate, hands-onlearning experience. Working alongside iCan Shine staff members are volunteerswho run beside riders and act as their cheerleaders. “This program provides asense of inclusion for people with disabilities,” said Brian Norton, thedirector of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “It will give thema great deal of confidence, not only to ride a bike but to take on other tasksindependently as well. Like all of the programs we host, we hope it will be anencouraging experience for people with disabilities as well as their friendsand family members.” Few warm weather pastimesrival riding a bike. The sense of freedom, the feeling of the summer breezeblowing through your hair, the excitement of coasting down the road. It’s apleasant, powerful experience. This June, Easterseals Crossroads is partnering with iCan Shine and Indy Parks to host a bike camp program for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. The program will take place at Perry Park Ice Skating Rink from June 17-21. Participants are enrolled in the same 75-minute session for each of the five days. Sessions start at 8:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 3:35 p.m. Learning to Ride Bikes and Bondingcenter_img Over the course of theweek, trained staff members adjust the specialty bikes’ stability to challengeriders and gently push them toward independently riding conventional bikes. Through the iCan Bike program, the organization conducts more than 100 five-day camps and after-school lessons throughout the U.S. and Canada, teaching approximately 3,000 people with disabilities how to ride a bike each year. Approximately 85 percentof camp riders are able to independently ride a two-wheeled bike by the end ofthe week-long program. Courtesy iCanShine Facebook Since iCan Shine’s inception, this program has successfully taught roughly 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. Camp riders includechildren ages eight and up as well as teens and adults with disabilities whocan side-step and walk without assistive devices. Courtesy iCanShine Facebook The Wide Impact of Riding The harsh winter sweepingacross the Hoosier state is slowly but surely coming to a close. The sun ispeeking out of the clouds, and summer is just around the corner. “As always, I’m hopeful ahigh percentage of our campers will learn to ride their two-wheeled bike,”Kelly said. “The satisfaction of learning a difficult skill, usually one theirfriends and peers have already mastered, is such a pleasure to see. The skillof riding a bike is one that provides joy, exercise, transportation, activityfor the, bonding with friends and more. It seems like such a small thing, butit has a wide impact.” “I always look forward tothe bonding between riders and volunteers,” said John Kelly, the homemodification services coordinator at Easterseals Crossroads. “Many of thevolunteers have little to no experience working with people with disabilities,and I truly believe they learn as much as our riders do. Each volunteer becomesdeeply committed to their rider’s success, and there are often tears of joywhen their rider first gets going on two wheels. Once I saw that my first year,I was hooked, and I’ve been back every year since.” Click here to register for this June’s iCan Bike camp. And if you’re interested in volunteering, complete and submit this form by May 24. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedLose the Training Wheels Bicycle CampApril 7, 2010In “Conferences and Events”Override the Summer SlideJune 22, 2016In “Apps”ICAN Provides Service Dogs Trained by PrisonersMarch 4, 2010In “Services”last_img read more

Advanced Content Marketing How OnPage Insights Are Bringing Power Back to The

first_imgWhen GDPR forced our entire industry to take a closer look at how we capture, store and leverage user data, Content Marketing predictions for how we’d move forward were dire. Nearly a year later though, there are signs that publishers’ efforts to develop innovative, cookie-lite (or cookie-less) ad businesses are starting to drive some growth in Content Marketing.In a marketplace where consumer data protection initiatives limit third-party cookie access and increase browser restrictions, the data publishers can share about what’s actually happening on the page becomes far more valuable – and data-savvy publishers are starting to leverage it.Has The “Age of Audience” Crippled the Content?“Content is king” is a much-used phrase among publishers, platforms and advertisers alike — but if that’s the case, then the king has bowed to the “Audience Emperor” over the past 5 – 8 years.But once cookies became synonymous with targeting and measuring users at scale to create audiences, buyers, sellers, and all the platforms in between started to focus on packaging and distributing third-party data. Marketers also wisely began to see the value of their own first-party data, often combining it with that third-party data to enhance its depth.On paper, moving into this “Age of Audience” benefits the entire digital ad ecosystem. But as we’re witnessing, a media and publishing landscape ruled by the “Audience Emperor” has disempowered everyone involved — especially publishers.  The push for audience-based buying and targeting has created an over-dependence on cookies, left room for misuse and mishandling of user data, and ultimately, devalued the core business of publishing. The often-cited “race to the bottom” in terms of cheap, targeted eyeballs has negated much of the benefit of the quality content that media companies are creating.From Following Cookie Crumbs to Mining On-Page PacketsYet by removing access to cookies in many cases, initiatives like GDPR, the ePrivacy Regulation, and the imminent California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are forcing the Content Marketing industry to come up with ad solutions that don’t rely on cookies.Publishers and ad platforms are rushing to develop new products, and while the innovation is good for the industry, even publishers that don’t have product development resources can benefit from the “assets” they’ve always had: content and context.We now find ourselves entering an ideal state where user-based targeting can be combined with rich, page-level data that is not reliant on cookies. From basics like where an ad is placed, whether it’s viewable, and adjacent content, to newer stats like Share of Voice (SOV) and Time in View (TIV), there is a wealth of transparent, page-level data that can be passed in the bid stream and used to develop highly-effective media plans and campaigns.As the quest for effective ad solutions in a cookie-less (or “cookie-lite”) world puts the spotlight back on quality content versus identifying and tracking specific users, publishers are finally in a position to leverage the power of their page. And in a market where publishers are getting squeezed on all sides, this may be one of the first signs in Content Marketing that the balance of power is shifting back in their favor. Advanced Content Marketing: How On-Page Insights Are Bringing Power Back to The Publishers Paul BellMay 21, 2019, 3:30 pmMay 17, 2019 Advertisingcontent managementCookiesGDPRPublishingSEO Previous ArticleSmartology Enables Charities to Develop Contextual Advertising Campaigns to Support Fundraising in Real TimeNext ArticleDialpad Expands to Tap EMEA Cloud Communications Market, Opens New London Officelast_img read more

Nvidia Built One of the Most Powerful AI Supercomputers in 3 Weeks

first_img This is Where ‘Thor 4’ Will Take Place in the Marvel Timeline By Adam Dachis on June 20, 2019 at 10:08 am Tagged In carsnvidiaartificial intelligenceaineural networkssupercomputersself-drivingdeep learningautonomous vehiclestensor coresNvidia DGX-2superpod Post a Comment 11 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 38shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. 11 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time Autonomous vehicles: they’re not perfect and sometimes they kill people. But they also hold the promise of safer transportation—and far fewer jobs—in the relatively near future. To help these vehicles upgrade their intelligence from causing fatal accidents to preventing them, Nvidia created the DGX SuperPod, an AI-optimized supercomputer that can help design a better self-driving car.Nvidia made it very clear it wants to be amongst the leaders in artificial intelligence and decided to build a supercomputer to demonstrate that. It only took the company three weeks to build by connecting 96 Nvidia DGX-2H supercomputers with Mellanox interconnect technology. You can actually buy it, too, if the novelty of your sixth yacht has worn off and you have $435,000 burning a hole in your pocket.  That’s how much one DGX-2H costs at list price. The DGX SuperPod uses 96 of them. If you want to make a self-driving car, it seems Nvidia thinks it’ll cost somewhere in the ballpark of $41,760,000 to get started with the best hardware. Clearly, these systems were designed for large corporations.Image credit: NVIDIAWith 1,536 Nvidia V100 Tensor Core GPUs, the SuperPod packs a lot of power for a relatively small system (by supercomputer standards). Nevertheless, if you want people to invest in anything that expensive you might want to prove that it’s up to the toughest of tasks. That’s why Nvidia decided to make its SuperPod build assist in solving one of the most difficult problems in AI.Autonomous vehicles require an enormous amount of training data compared with technologies that use similar image classification models for other purposes (e.g. diagnostic medicine). The AI in a self-driving car isn’t looking for something specific and it needs to consider all of its surroundings and understand them well enough to safely function. That amounts in approximately one terabyte of data per vehicle per hour and the AI that powers autonomous vehicles needs to retrain itself continuously over time using data from an entire fleet. Nvidia decided to demonstrate how its SuperPod can help expedite the processing of training data measured in petabytes:The system is hard at work around the clock, optimizing autonomous driving software and retraining neural networks at a much faster turnaround time than previously possible.  For example, the DGX SuperPod hardware and software platform takes less than two minutes to train ResNet-50. When this AI model came out in 2015, it took 25 days to train on the then state-of-the-art system, a single Nvidia K80 GPU. DGX SuperPOD delivers results that are 18,000x faster.  While other TOP500 systems with similar performance levels are built from thousands of servers, DGX SuperPOD takes a fraction of the space, roughly 400x smaller than its ranked neighbors.While the DGX-2H happens to perform best using ResNet-50, those numbers would remain impressive when scaled for just about any image classification model. You should expect impressive performance from a multi-million dollar system, but accomplishing that at such a small (relative) size it’s clear why Nvidia has remained dominant the AI hardware market.What kind of advancements might such capable hardware lead to?  Nvidia demonstrated that as well with a new and more accurate method of calculating distance from objects in three-dimensional space so autonomous vehicles can more easily prevent collisions.Nvidia explains some of the key areas where this new approach helps to improve safety:[W]e use convolutional neural networks and data from a single front camera. The DNN is trained to predict the distance to objects by using radar and lidar sensor data as ground-truth information. Engineers know this information is accurate because direct reflections of transmitted radar and lidar signals pro precise distance-to-object information, regardless of a road’s topology.  By training the neural networks on radar and lidar data instead of relying on the flat ground assumption, we enable the DNN to estimate distance to objects from a single camera, even when the vehicle is going up or down hill.It seems like Nvidia has some new advancement in artificial intelligence on almost a weekly basis—even if it’s just a more efficient method of turning your dog into a lion. Perhaps that’s because the company can build one of the most efficiently powerful supercomputers in the world in three weeks. When you don’t have to wait very long to process an enormous amount of data, you can quickly test new ideas and find the optimal solution a lot faster. You just need around $40 million dollars to get started.Top image credit: NvidiaNow read:Nvidia Crushes Self to Take AI Benchmark CrownGoogle’s EfficientNet Offers up to a 10x Boost in Image Analysis EfficiencyNvidia AI Turns Doodles Into Realistic Landscapes<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Jason Momoa’s Marriage Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder Completely Ridiculous Reasons Actors Were Denied Roles People are Furious ‘Cats’ Star Francesca Hayward Has White Fur Huge Scandals That Rocked The History Channel Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Nvidia Built One of the Most Powerful AI Supercomputers in 3 Weekslast_img read more

Pixel 4 Might Support Soli Touchless Gestures

first_img This ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ April Fools’ Day Joke Broke Hearts Jason Momoa’s Marriage Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder The Fan Theory That Will Totally Change How You See Eric Forman Google has shown off some wildly futuristic technologies at its annual I/O gathering, but most of them have faded into obscurity without ever appearing in a consumer product. The Project Soli gesture control system has been pie-in-the-sky since its debut in 2015, but a report several months back confirmed Google was still working on the tech. Now, a new leak suggests it might become an integral part of the next Pixel phone, PCMag reports.Soli originated with the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which Google kept when it sold off the rest of Motorola to Lenovo a couple of years back. ATAP is responsible for interesting but ultimately useless technologies like Jacquard touch fabric, Ara modular phones, and Tango 3D computer vision. Google tried to launch all three products, but they failed either in development or shortly after launch. Soli uses a small radar chip to detect hand movements with much greater accuracy than existing systems based on cameras and motion sensors. In the original I/O demos, Google showed how Soli could enable buttons taps, scrolling, and volume controls without touching the phone. For example, imagine turning a virtual knob to change the volume on your phone or tapping your thumb and forefinger to tap the screen. In late 2018, the FCC permitted Google to operate the Soli in testing at higher than usual frequencies, even on aircraft. That told us Google was still working on Soli, and now there are some hints that the Pixel 4 will include a Soli chip. A leak of Pixel 4 screen protectors includes a large pill-shaped sensor window on the top right side (in that oversized bezel). Several sources suggest that’s for Soli. If the Pixel 4 does include Soli, that could justify the larger bezel at a time when most device makers are striving to shrink the bezel. That could also explain why Google only showed us the back of the Pixel 4 in its unexpected teaser on Twitter a few weeks back — it’s saving Soli for the big reveal. Google’s hardware announcements have happened in October for the last three years. So, that’s probably when we’ll find out if the Pixel 4 will indeed feature the consumer debut of Soli. Even if Soli does come to the Pixel 4, no one knows how well it will work. It would hardly be the first ATAP technology that didn’t live up to expectations.Now read:Pixel 4 XL Leak Confirms Big Bezel, No NotchGoogle Settles Pixel Class Action Lawsuit, Will Pay Owners Up to $500Google Says Pixel 3 Sales Are Worse Than Pixel 2 Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 Is Already Planned Winnie From ‘Wonder Years’ Is 44 Now and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm 2 Comments You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Pixel 4 Might Support ‘Soli’ Touchless Gestures Movies You Should Watch By Yourself Artist Reimagines Iconic Disney Scenes with a Hilarious Twist Tagged In googleleaksatappixel 4project solisoli Post a Comment 2 Commentslast_img read more

ET Deals Samsung 65Inch 4K TV 1799 Samsung 500GB External SSD 79

first_img Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. J.K. Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All Along 0 Comments Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 0 Comments Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality Amazon’s Prime Day is official over, but there are still plenty of excellent deals available. One of the best deals today is on a large 65-inch 4K TV manufactured by Samsung that’s loaded with tons of features including a 4.1 surround sound system.Samsung Q80R Series QN65Q80RA 65-Inch 4K TV ($1,799.00)If you are shopping for a new TV, PCMag’s Shop page has been running several high-end TVs with excellent discounts over the last few months. This particular model is on sale marked down from $2,799.99 to $1,799.00, and it comes with support for Quantum HDR12X. It also features a rather powerful built-in sound system that includes a subwoofer and four speakers.Samsung T5 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 External SSD ($79.99)An external SSD is one of the fastest methods available for transferring data from one computer to another one. This particular model is able to obtain read/write speeds of up to 540MB/s over USB 3.1, and the drive is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Right now it’s marked down from $129.99 to $79.99 from Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this particular model.LG G6+ 128GB Unlocked Smartphone ($399.99)LG’s G6+ smartphone features a 5.6-inch  QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. This particular model also comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get it from Amazon marked down from $799.99 to $399.99.Dell UltraSharp U2412M 1920×1200 24-Inch Monitor + $100 Gift Card ($249.99)Dell designed this UltraSharp display with a 1920×1200 IPS panel that measures 24-inches diagonally. If you buy one from Dell, you will also receive a $100 gift card for a future purchase. Currently, it’s marked down from $339.99 to $249.99.Samsung Galaxy S10e Factory Unlocked w/ 128GB Storage ($549.99) During Amazon’s Prime Day sale you can get one of Samsung’s Galaxy S10e smartphones with 128GB of storage marked down from $999.99 to $549.99. This phone is one of the fastest smartphones available on the market today with a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8GB of RAM. It also features a relatively high-quality camera and it comes fully unlocked.CLX SET Intel Core i9-9900K Liquid-Cooled Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 480GB SSD and 2TB HDD ($1,899.00)This powerful desktop comes equipped with a liquid-cooling system and all the hardware you need to run modern games with maxed-out settings. Typically this PC would set you back $2,399.99, but for a limited time, you can get it from Walmart for $1,899.00.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information.For more great deals, go to our partners at Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5 Is Already Planned 7 Best and 7 Worst Couples Ever on ’90 Day Fiance’ Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder By Michael Sexton on July 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet ET Deals: Samsung 65-Inch 4K TV $1,799, Samsung 500GB External SSD $79, LG G6+ $399last_img read more

ET Deals Dell Core i7 156Inch 1080p Laptop 849 Seagate 8TB External

first_img Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 0 Comments New TV Shows That Will Absolutely Get Canceled in 2019 ET Deals: Dell Core i7 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop $849, Seagate 8TB External HDD $119, Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition $60 If you are in the market for a new laptop for your family to use, the first system on this list is well suited for you to browse the web and for your kids to play games on. Or if you are looking to run games with excellent graphics detail, check the high-end CLX SET gaming desktop further down the page.Dell Inspiron 15 7580 Intel Core i7-8565U 15.6-Inch 1080p Laptop w/ Nvidia GeForce MX250, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD ($849.99)This Inspiron notebook is targeted as a family-friendly solution that is capable of quickly browsing the web and running games at low settings. Dell is offering this system marked down from its regular retail price fo $1,209.99 to $849.99.Seagate Desktop 8TB External USB 3.0 HDD ($119.99)This external drive can hold an enormous amount of data that far exceeds the average persons needs. Amazon is offering this drive marked down from $139.99 to $119.99.Kano Computer Kit 2018 Edition w/ Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ($60.99)This kit aims to make it easy to teach kids how to program. It comes with a Raspberry Pi 3, a protective case, a wireless keyboard with built-in touchpad and a book of code to help you get started. Right now it’s marked down from $149.99 to $60.99.CLX SET Gaming Intel Core i7-8700K Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 240 SSD and 1TB HDD ($1,099.00)This rather powerful desktop comes with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor and an Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card that permits it to run modern games with maxed out graphics settings. Right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $1,599.99 to $1,099.00.Insignia 50-inch 4K UHD HDR Fire TV Edition Smart LED TV ($269.99)Insignia’s 50-inch 4K TV features HDR support and Amazon’s Fire TV software. This allows the TV to stream content from various sources, and it enables you to control your TV with voice commands using an included voice remote with Alexa support. If you missed out on getting one of these TVs for $249.99 on Amazon’s Prime Day, you may be in luck. Normally this model would cost $350.00, but right now you can get it for $269.99 from Amazon, which makes it just $20 more than what it cost on Prime Day.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions (20-40 Percent Off)An Amazon Kindle subscription gives you access to over a million titles for you to peruse and read at your leisure. Amazon is currently offering this service discounted between 20 and 40 percent off the regular retail price.6-Month Subscription w/ 20 Percent Discount: $47.861-Year Subscription w/ 33 Percent Discount: $80.302-Year Subscription w/ 40 Percent Discount: $143.80Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 0 Comments 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard Little Jenny From ‘Forrest Gump’ Is 34 Now and Gorgeous The Most Powerful Characters in ‘The Lord of the Rings’, Ranked Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared By Michael Sexton on July 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Movie That Killed Eddie Murphy’s Careerlast_img read more

Brooklyn Electric Car Races Add Showroom Stock Cars

first_imgBrooklyn Electric Car Races Add Showroom Stock Cars The Untold Truth of The Hulk Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Bill Howard on July 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm Things Only Adults Notice in ‘ThunderCats’ Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp The Most Offensive Video Game Characters of All Time You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman The Formula E electric car race in Brooklyn this weekend may be the slickest sporting event in the Big Apple this year. It’s a look at the future of auto racing. It’s on the waterfront of the city’s hippest borough, with the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street in the background. Formula E has much of the sophistication of Formula 1 but without the throbbing noise of unmuffled engines and the crowded races that draw in five to 10 times as many people.With the improvement in battery technology, Formula E now runs as a nonstop race without the need to change cars halfway through. And the Saturday and Sunday races are preceded each day by a sedan race (top photo) using nearly identical Jaguar i-Pace electric cars — little modified from what Jaguar dealers sell to the public.In Brooklyn, fans in the grandstand are just a few feet from the racing. In most auto races, being this close means your ears would ring for days afterward.What Is Formula E?Parts of the world are concerned about climate change, emissions and air quality, yadda-yadda. So FIA, the governing body of motorsports, wants to get ahead of the climate curve and promote a form of motorsport that looks toward a cleaner form of racing in the kinds of cars we’ll be — possibly — driving in the near future. That means electric vehicles. Formula E, E for electric, formed five years ago under the umbrella of FIA, the governing body for much of motorsport.Note: Do not confuse FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, which governs world motorsport, with FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the governing body of world futbol/soccer. The difference? One is seen as a bunch of old men, autocratic rules, and a lot of money changing hands whereas the other … uh, never mind. To their credit, FIFA doesn’t have vuvuzelas any more and FIA never did.To the untrained eye, Formula E cars look like open-wheel, combustion-engine Formula 1 race cars — or, for that matter, the Indycar racers that mostly run in the US. They run on the power of lithium-ion battery packs. There was one set of rules for seasons 1-4 and another for the current season 5, which concludes this weekend in the US. Some parts of the car are specified to save costs, such as the kevlar-and-carbon-fiber body, OZ wheels, Michelin tires, the motor, and the McClaren Applied Technologies battery. The power inverter spec is open and so is the race strategy.Reports have the current cars costing about $900,000 to build (€800,000) versus about $445,000 (€400,000) for the first-generation. The current cars develop 335 hp and weigh 900 kg or an Orwellian 1,984 pounds. But there’s no power steering and the drivers’ arms get a workout. They reach 60 mph or 100 kph in about 2.8 seconds, about the same as a Formula 1 racer, but the top speed is way different, about 175 mph (speed governed) versus 235 mph.In seasons 1-4, the battery wouldn’t last the entire race, so drivers swapped to a second car around the halfway point. But no more. This is the paddock at the 2018 Brooklyn ePrix, as Formula E is called, race.No More Changing Horses in MidstreamThe biggest change for season 5 is the bigger battery that allows cars to go the entire distance of the race. Batteries had been 28 kilowatt-hours (kWh), but now for 2018-19 are 54 kWh. The races had been 80-100 kilometers or 50-60 miles, or 33-46 laps depending on the circuit length. Now there is a fixed race time of 45 minutes plus one lap. (Which is roughly what the previous races took.)At roughly the halfway point, drivers used to pull into their teams’ paddock area tents, unbuckle, and step into identical second cars. Except for fans sitting in certain areas of the grandstands (photo above), there was a half-minute where the car was gone from view. For most of the first years, there also had been a mandatory time-in-pits rule of about 30 seconds (depending on the track), so drivers didn’t skimp on properly fastening their safety harnesses. Needing two cars good for only 25 minutes of racing was not good PR for electric vehicles, and that has changed for this current season.How much are 28 kWh and 54 kWh? The original Nissan Leaf had a 24 kWh battery good for about 84 miles. Now the Leaf batteries are 40-62 kWh, rated at 150-226 miles. The Tesla Model 3 has three batteries: 50 kWh (220 miles rated range), 62 kWh (240 miles), or 75 kWh (264 miles). The longest-range Tesla Model S, the 100D, has a 100 kWh battery and, with battery and software enhancements, has raised its EPA range from 335 to 370 miles. The street version of the Jaguar I-Pace has a 90-kWh battery and an EPA range of 234 miles. So even the newer Formula E battery isn’t that big compared with longer range production cars.Much of the battery technology derives from the smaller energy recovery systems in Formula 1 cars that add an extra 160 hp or 120 kW to the 1.5-liter V6 F1 engine’s 700 hp. (F1 cars actually capture energy from the deceleration and from exhaust gas heat.) For more than a decade, Formula 1 has used forms of hybrid power.Drivers say Formula E cars are simpler to drive in many ways than Formula 1 cars. But easier still isn’t easy. The driver continually runs calculations in his or her head about battery consumption and when to charge ahead versus hold back. The driver is backed up by some dozen people in the paddock monitoring race telemetry. The driver gets some, but not all, of the available information. Interestingly, the track signage tells fans — but not the drivers — how much power is left. The goal is to finish with a minimum amount of power left in the batteries.As to whether you should care: The research into battery technology and energy recovery has direct applications for passenger cars; EVs specifically, but also hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Racing is an especially important way to test thermal management of batteries and charging.Formula E halo bar over the driver glows blue (here) when the car is in Attack Mode.Extra Shots of Energy During Formula E RacesIn Formula E, drivers can boost power temporarily. One way is gimmicky, called Fanboost. Formula E fans vote online, up to six days before the race, or during the early stages of the race, for their favorite driver. The five most popular drivers in the voting get an extra five seconds of power that can be used, in one shot, to make a crucial pass in the second half of the race. (It’s unclear if Russian trolls have taken an interest in these elections.) By the rules of Fanboost, you can vote once a day.New for the current season is Attack Mode: It gives every driver an extra 25 kW of power and it must be used during the race. To activate, the driver goes outside the racing line (but still on the track) and — shades of Mario Kart — loses a bit of time in order to gain the attack mode advantage later. The number and duration of Attack Mode activations are announced to the teams an hour before the race, which requires frantic juggling. LEDs built into the “halo bar” over the driver’s head — the roll bar/stiffener in many open wheel cars — indicate the modes. Attack Mode for TV viewers includes a virtual overlay of the activation zone area, much like how first-down markers are shown for US football.The three power levels for current cars are:Base power output (2018-19) – 200 kW / 268 hp.Attack Mode – 225 kW / 302 hp. Halo bar LEDs glow blue.Fanboost – 240-250 kW / 322-335 hp. Halo bar LEDs glow magenta.Bryan Sellers, the lone American in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy series, is second in the standings going into the final weekend.Now, a Supporting Race: eTrophyFor the fifth season, a supporting race was added, the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy for nearly showroom stock sedans (actually, SUVs) prepared by Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations. The races run on the same urban tracks as the Formula E cars. Because every car is a Jaguar, the winning car will be a … Jaguar. It also helps Jaguar build cred for the I-Pace. The I-Pace already won a trifecta of sorts in annual awards: World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year, and World Green Car. Not to mention ExtremeTech’s own Car of the Year award.Compared with the Tesla Model S, the I-Pace is happy running lap after lap on a racetrack (as delivered from the factory), where Teslas, until recently, grew wheezy after just a lap or two. Teslas are capable of insanely fast acceleration; just don’t try to do it 10 times in a row.“Electric cars are clearly the way of the future,” says Bryan Sellers, one of the eTrophy drivers. At 36, he has a quarter century of racing experience behind him. You don’t need a driver’s license to race; many drivers start with karting in grade school. He is the first American to win an eTrophy race, winning in Hong Kong in March.Manhattan skyline in the background of the 2018 Formula E race in Brooklyn’s Red Hook section. While this is a “street circuit,” the track is laid out on roads and parking areas of the Brooklyn cruise ship terminal.The Brooklyn Weekend’s RacesThis is the final weekend of the 2018-19 Formula E ePrix and Jaguar eTrophy series, in Brooklyn’s Red Hook waterfront section that is quickly transforming from seedy to you-can’t-afford-it. There will be two races, Saturday and Sunday, with practice, qualifying, and a race each day. You can pay anywhere from $12 for admission to more than $1,000. If you’ve been to other big auto races — the Indianapolis 500 once got 300,000 attendees — Formula E Brooklyn is much more human-scale. Among other things, when a race series is building, everybody goes out of their way to be accessible to fans.Formula E has 11 teams, each with two cars. As automakers recognize the need to promote EVs, and now that a single car and battery goes the entire race, more big names are in the race series, including Audi, BMW (formerly as Andretti Motorsport), Jaguar with Panasonic, Mahindra (big elsewhere), Nissan (previously as Renault). Mercedes-Benz and Porsche join Formula E for the sixth season that begins this fall. All the series needs now is a US-flag automaker.The New York race is unique with not one but two days of racing. It’s the only US stop on the world tour that covers Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and other parts of North America (Mexico City, but no longer Montreal, Long Beach, or Miami). All are on urban public circuits.Ironically for a sporting event involving motor vehicles, the better way to get to the track is by public transportation rather than driving and parking. Pack sunblock. No need to pack hearing protection: The cars at 80 dB are significantly quieter than Formula 1 cars, although you can then hear hard braking, suspension bounce, the body contact (it’s a narrow track), and the wind whistling over the cars at speed.Now read:2019 Jaguar I-Pace Review: Tesla-Killer EV Is 2018’s Best CarNvidia Built One of the Most Powerful AI Supercomputers in 3 WeeksFiat Chrysler-Renault Merger Points to High Cost of Developing Electric Car 7 Comments The Main Thing the ‘Thor 4’ Director Wants to Make Crystal Clear We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled The Ending of ‘Big Little Lies’ Explained Tagged In carsautomobilesautosBMWAudiMercedes-BenzNissanjaguarPorschepanasonicauto racingJaguar i-PaceFormula ERenaultracingFIABrooklynRed HookhipstersFanBoostAndretti Motorsport)MahindraAttack ModeFédération Internationale de l’AutomobileeTrophyBryan SellersStreet racing Post a Comment 7 Commentslast_img read more

Destiny 2 Doesnt Currently Run on Ryzen 3000 CPUs but a Fix

first_imgDestiny 2 Doesn’t Currently Run on Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but a Fix Is Coming You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Tagged In amdintelgamingcpuslinuxRyzenasusgigabyteuefimsiRyzen 7 3700XbungiecompatibilityDestiny 2Ryzen 7 3900XRDRAND Post a Comment 4 Comments Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 If you’re a Ryzen 3000 owner (or planning to be in the near future), be advised — Bungie’s popular Destiny 2 MMO doesn’t currently run on AMD’s latest CPU. It’s not clear why this is currently the case, but according to the developer, a fix is on the way. It will, however, require a motherboard update to resolve.AMD has identified the issue impacting the ability to run Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors and have implemented a BIOS fix that has been distributed to partners. In the coming days, players will be able to download the updated BIOS from their motherboard providers.— Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) July 12, 2019The problem cropped up a few days ago when Ryzen 3000 early upgraders found they couldn’t run the game. A week ago, Redditor Trinsikk posted:Destiny does not work on pc with the new Ryzen 3000 series Cpu’s. After clicking the play button on battlenet it says the game is running and the destiny 2 exe will show up in task manager but only shows that its using 5-10% cpu but it never will start. A couple threads have popped up on the bungie forums and it seems to be affecting all variants of motherboard /ryzen 3000 setups. Tried reinstalling windows 3 times over with full formats between and reinstalling drivers each time. Bungie halp.It’s not unusual for a new platform to have a few bugs that need to be shaken out, but this is a bit unusual — we don’t recall the last time a UEFI update was required to shake the bugs out of a specific game. In this case, there may be an issue with how Rdrand instructions are being issued on AMD processors. According to Michael Larabel, there’s some evidence of Linux hiccups on the new AMD CPUs as well, and the new CPUs are having some issue booting certain Linux distributions. It seems possible that the issues are related. If so, motherboard updates should resolve the issue.AGESA updates have been demonstrated to improve both the performance and compatibility of Ryzen CPUs in the past. When Ryzen first launched, AMD noted that gaming performance and overall compatibility would both improve over time. This was indeed the case — our initial Gigabyte board that we tested back in 2017 was unable to boot Linux until later updates solved the problem, and the overall performance of first-gen Ryzen indeed improved over time. When we revisited the CPU’s performance later in 2017, we found it had picked up speed in multiple benchmarks.The situation with X570 has been much better; AMD’s overall single-threaded performance is stronger now with the Ryzen 3000 family than it was when first-gen debuted, but there are obviously a few compatibility hiccups still to be addressed. If you’re a Destiny 2 player, watch your motherboard vendor support page for updates.Now Read:AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X Reviewed: Red Storm RyzenNew Leak: Intel 10-Core Comet Lake CPUs Will Counterattack Ryzen 3000 FamilyIs Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Undercover Cop Stories That Could Be Turned Into Movies The Real Reason Captain Marvel Was Barely in ‘Endgame’ By Joel Hruska on July 15, 2019 at 4:18 pm This ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ April Fools’ Day Joke Broke Hearts Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 2shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bran’s Deleted ‘GoT’ Scene Would Have Changed Everything We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Natalie Portman’s Reaction To Marvel’s Phase 4 Slate 4 Commentslast_img read more

AdSecure releases first Security Violations Report for Q1 2019

first_imgAdSecure, the ad verification solution used by ad networks, ad operations teams and publishers has released its first Security Violations Report for Q1 2019. For the report AdSecure analysed more than 200,000 ad campaigns across multiple regions, devices, and browsers for our partners between 1st January to 31st March. These findings provide insights into cyber-criminal behaviour during Q1: Where they were most prolific, how they delivered their attacks, their malicious weapons of choice, and what AdSecure’s detections revealed in order to stop and protect end users from malicious ads.The report looks at the top 10 GEOs with security violations, the top 5 GEOs with violation breakdowns. The report shows that Browser Locker was by far the biggest violation from a volume perspective, so AdSecure looked globally at which browsers cyber criminals used to target their Browser locker activity on desktop and mobile.Marketing Technology News: Relativity Showcases a New Way to Analyze Short Message and Mobile DataAdSecure’s Product Manager Mat Derval commented, “The biggest threat in Q1 2019 was clearly Browser lockers, including Push lockers, a new variation on this threat, distributed by bad actors who exploit a flaw in the push notifications opt-in process. AdSecure was able to detect a massive amount of those attacks because our crawler is powered by modern browser technology, which is crucial in order to catch the latest versions or mutations of threats. We detected this new trend at the end of Q4 2018, and we were able to release a major update to our crawler at the beginning of Q1 2019 to protect our clients and partners.”Marketing Technology News: MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms ReportAdSecure’s Sales Manager Bryan Taylor added, “This security violations report is the first of what will be an ongoing, quarterly analysis on the always evolving world of digital risk. In the future we will compare current quarterly data with past reports to take a look at how digital ad attacks change over time, where improvements can be found Q on Q, and what new threats are rising in popularity. We look forward to providing both our partners, and all stakeholders within the digital advertising ecosystem, with insights that will help them build a safer digital world. For everyone.” AdSecure releases first Security Violations Report for Q1 2019 PRNewswireMay 28, 2019, 9:02 pmMay 28, 2019 Marketing Technology News: Phillips Edison Reveals Top Retail Shopping Center Trends of 2019center_img ad verification solutionAdSecureMarketing TechnologyNewsSecurity Violations Reporttop 10 GEOs Previous ArticleSeclore Extends Advanced Email Encryption to Exchange Online, O365, and Exchange On-PremNext ArticleOne Year After GDPR Came Into Force, Over Half of Us News Sites Are Still Blocked in Europelast_img read more

TechBytes with Jason Maynard SVP of Global Field Operations Oracle NetSuite

first_imgOracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet.Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. Jason Maynard serves as the SVP Global Field Operations – NetSuite Global Business Unit (Oracle) of NetSuite.Jason started at NetSuite in November of 2018. Jason currently resides in the Greater Los Angeles Area. About JasonAbout Oracle NetSuiteAbout Jason B2BJason MaynardOracle NetSuiteSpotifyTech Bytes Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Khris Thayer, CEO and Founder at OPTIZMONext ArticleLatentView Analytics Launches AI-Driven Conversational Analytics Platform ‘Casper’ to Democratize Enterprise Data TechBytes with Jason Maynard, SVP of Global Field Operations, Oracle NetSuite Sudipto GhoshJune 6, 2019, 2:36 pmJune 6, 2019 Tell us about your role at Oracle NetSuite and the team/technology you handle.I oversee the global go-to-market strategy for Sales, Business Development and Marketing for Oracle NetSuite and Oracle Bronto. I joined NetSuite in 2015, after spending more than 20 years as a software equity Research Analyst on Wall Street for Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch.In today’s age, do you think there is still a distinction between B2B and B2C marketing?The line has been blurring for some time and I think it’s fair to say there is now no real distinction. It comes down to the fact that buyers are people. People that are constantly looking for what can help them get to where they want to go. Winning brands will be the ones that can best deliver this human story. What can B2B marketers learn from consumer brands like Spotify? Should they be thinking more like B2C companies? It’s really important to offer value to a customer even after purchase. B2C companies do a great job at this, and B2B companies should take note. Take Spotify for example. Beyond curating playlists and saving favorite albums and songs, it continues to prompt you with recommendations on new content and artists to explore. It’s a win-win. To the listener, it gives a valuable interaction with the brand and for Spotify, it drives brand loyalty and gets listeners to spend more time on the platform.What can B2B marketers learn from this? How about everything? B2C companies are successfully thinking about how to engage people at every stage of the buying cycle and beyond. The more you understand about your buyer, the more powerful you will be. Tell us how NetSuite is humanizing B2B marketing in today’s age?It’s all about storytelling. We want to make content more accessible and memorable. The fewer messages you have to your customers, the better. It’s not about covering all topics under the sun in amazing depth or the latest buzzword in the industry, it’s about focusing on the topics our audience cares most about and finding the human story to bring those topics to life. We want them to be able to relate to our content, not just dismiss it as another sales pitch from a technology company.The truth is marketing is just too important to be left to the marketing department only. We need to pull in Sales, Customer Service and other areas of the business so that marketing can be ambient and at the same time invisible. By that I mean marketing needs to fade into the background so that customers can interact with it on their own terms, whenever and however they want.  You are adamant against using the terms ‘Digital Transformation’ or ‘Disruption’ in your marketing efforts – why is that?  I don’t know what they mean. Digital transformation is the e-business of this generation. Why would we mask our value proposition in technical jargon? When something means everything, it means nothing. Just watch one episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley TV series. It’s really funny, but it’s also really true.   What drove you to launch a standalone content site with Grow Wire?We had so many incredible stories about what happens when people stay true to their mission and wanted to create a place to share them with the world.Since the launch of Grow Wire, we have published well over 100 articles, 20 plus podcasts and an entire season of entrepreneurial-focused TV shows. We have interviewed experts in Business, Entertainment and Sports, from Magic Johnson to the Founder of Hint Water, Kara Goldin, to a legendary Silicon Valley VC – and NetSuite pioneer – Debbie Farrington.The aim is to tell real-life stories of entrepreneurs and business owners whose journeys can help inspire and provide guidance to those looking to take the next step to grow their business and career.NetSuite has been around for 20+ years now and works with more than 16,000+ fast-growing companies. What tips do you give your customers about building out their marketing strategy?One of the things about our business is that after 20 years our mission has not changed. We have always been focused on helping entrepreneurs succeed.When building out their marketing strategy, I encourage customers to stay true to their mission and ask themselves: What problem are we trying to solve? What makes us different? What gives us an unfair advantage?As Stephen Covey said, ‘The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing’ and this type of focus is incredibly important when building out a marketing strategy.What industries do you think could better leverage more innovative marketing campaigns?The reality is every industry has room for innovation. There are industries like retail that push the boundaries on creativity, but the reality is that every industry has room for innovation.Currently, some retail brands doing this well are direct to consumer companies, like Outdoor Voices, that deploy campaigns that talk directly to their consumers. Outdoor Voices is an active lifestyle brand that creates technical apparel for recreation that uses Instagram to engage customers, including soliciting product ideas, rallying a community of recreationalists with a hashtag to showcase activity, leveraging user-generated content, and rapidly growing their network of macro- and micro-influencers.What are the opportunities and risks you foresee for B2B marketers?No matter the industry, we need to better understand the needs of our customers. Not just as a group, but individually. With all of the new technology, there are more ways than ever to find out about customers and there’s a huge opportunity in the B2B market to up our game. Today’s customer has evolved and most of the time they have already interacted with your brand in some way, shape or form before they reach out. In this reality, B2B marketers can no longer rely on the traditional linear buyers’ journey and instead should be thinking about how to tell stories that make content more accessible and memorable so they can make every moment with the customer matter.How can marketers prepare for an ever-evolving consumer environment?Change is inevitable. Preparing for change is hard, but if you focus on listening to your customers and engaging with them when and where they want, you have a great chance at successfully adapting. About Oracle NetSuitelast_img read more

SessionM Demonstrates How to Turn Data into Loyalty at Salesforce Connections

first_imgLearn How Engagement and Loyalty Platform is Helping Brands Create Personalized Customer Interactions Across Marketing, Commerce and Service CloudsSessionM, the leading customer engagement and loyalty platform, will be at this year’s Salesforce Connections conference in booth #53. The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 recognized company will demonstrate its purpose-built, loyalty capabilities for growing customer engagement and delivering superior personalized experiences rooted in customer data.Marketing Technology News: Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding RoundAs the preferred engagement and loyalty platform for several of the world’s largest and most recognizable brands, SessionM is helping customers unlock their data to strengthen customer interactions and increase loyalty at scale across organizations. To help marketers further transform their businesses, SessionM will be onsite discussing enhanced integrations with Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud and Service Cloud, as well as how the platform drives value across the entire customer lifecycle – from customer data management and campaigns and engagement to POS offer management and loyalty management.Marketing Technology News: Blis Expands Into the Netherlands With First Hire SessionM Demonstrates How to Turn Data into Loyalty at Salesforce Connections Business WireJune 19, 2019, 9:00 pmJune 19, 2019 customer engagementMarketing TechnologyNewsPatrick ReynoldsSalesforceSessionM Previous ArticleActions, Not Words: The Economist Group Unveils Global Social Purpose Research at Cannes Lions International Festival of CreativityNext ArticleConagra Brands Puts Consumers at the Center of its Business Transformation with Salesforcecenter_img “For the past several years we’ve partnered with Salesforce to turn customer data from something that’s collected to something that’s acted upon and central to personalized customer experiences,” said Patrick Reynolds, chief marketing officer at SessionM. “We’re looking forward to highlighting new capabilities and integrations to the SessionM Platform at Salesforce Connections. It’s the perfect setting to demo strides made and connect with marketers looking to generate increased loyalty for their brand and profitability for their business.”Marketing Technology News: Shoppers Take Center Stage in the 2019 Retail Systems Research Report on eCommerce Website Performancelast_img read more

Private Member Bill to Designate Pakistan as State Sponsor of Terrorism Introduced

first_imgNew Delhi: A private members bill which seeks to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism. “No discussion took place on the bill. Altogether 44 private member bills were introduced in theLower House. Besides, a private member Bill to provide for compulsory voting by the electorate in the country was introduced by Janardan Singh Sigriwal (BJP).The Law Commission had earlier said that compulsory voting was not feasible.Introducing the bill, the Member said that in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, over 33 per cent of registered voters did not vote, which was not a good sign for democracy. He cited example of Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland where there was compulsory voting.Admitting that the country might face some challenges in implementing compulsory voting, Sigriwal said it could provide ‘e-voting’ facilities. Ajay Mishra (BJP) said the country should move forward towards one country, one election.Stating that the voting process should be further simplified and there need not be any compulsory voting, Mishra said if any government collapses before the end of its 5 year term, then the power to govern the state should be vested with governor or President for the remaining tenure.Nishikant Dubey (BJP) said there are 28 countries in the world which had implemented compulsory voting and even after implementing it in Australia the voter turnout was 90 per cent.He demanded a discussion on the Supreme Court order to give NOTA button in EVMs and also the verdict on NJAC. C R Chaudhary (BJP) said the government is mulling sending e-ballot papers to NRI voters residing out of India which can send back via post.While, CM Ramesh (BJP) moved a Constitution Amendment Bill that did not give details, Pratap Singh Bajwa moved “The Safeguarding and Adjucating Farmers’ Economic Rights Commission Bill”.M V Rajeev Gowda introduced “The Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018, while Vandana Chavan introduced bills that included “The Children with Specific Learning Disabilities Bill 2018”, “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education” and “The Contract Labour Amendment Bill.”KTS Tulsi introduced the “Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2019”, Binoy Viswan “The Minimum Wages Amendment Bill”, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe “The Companies Amendment Bill”, Vikas Mahatme “The Promotion Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Bill” and Rakesh Sinha introduced “The Population Regulation Bill”.Parvesh Sahib Singh (BJP) introduced a bill to provide for the compulsory use of bio-degradabale packaging material in the supply and distribution of certain commoditiesThis was with the aim to curb the usage of plastic and other such non-degradable material in packaging.Shashi Tharoor (Congress) introduced a bill to provide for the establishment of a States and Union Territories Reorganisation Commission. This is to recommend the reorganisation of States andUnion Territories to the Central Government through periodic review of demands for new States or Union Territories. pakistanparliamentprivate member billshashi tharoor First Published: July 12, 2019, 7:51 PM ISTlast_img read more

Amazon Echo multiroom audio tipped to launch soon

first_imgAmazon is preparing to launch multiroom audio support for its Amazon Echo devices, sources have claimed, enabling users to play music in more than one room at once. The multiroom audio feature recently finished internal testing, per the sources, indicating it will be arriving on Echo in the relatively near future. Alexa will be able to respond to commands made to any one of the multi-unit speaker groups, too. Amazon Echo Show Review: Alexa’s screen shows promiseThe information comes from German publication Caschys Blog, which says it was alerted to the new features by unnamed sources. The big tipped feature is that multiple Echo devices will be able to operate as a multi-room speaker setup, enabling device owners to treat all the Echo devices in their home as if they were individual connected speakers.In addition, users will be able to issue commands to any of these Echo devices and have them all respond as necessary. The example given by the source is that all of the Echo devices located on a single floor could respond to the same command issued to only one device, saving time and perhaps better positioning the devices for smart home functionality.The feature has already undergone testing by Amazon, according to the report, and is therefore completed. The source claims that Amazon could push out the feature to its Echo devices at any time, though the company hasn’t confirmed the feature and there’s no stated plans for pushing out that mythical update. The feature will, however, keep Amazon’s product competitive with competitor Google Home, which already has the functionality.last_img read more

Apple Watch Podcasts app added in watchOS 5

first_imgThe Apple Watch is getting even more standalone functionality, with Apple adding Podcasts to the smartwatch. It’s one of the most frequently requested features, and will be one of the headline additions of watchOS 5 when that arrives on the wrist later in 2018. As you’ll be used to from the Podcasts app on iPhone and iPad, there’s support for all the podcast downloads Apple offers in iTunes. There’s also support for asking for a podcast via Siri, though you can scroll through the library manually instead if you prefer. Playback can be streamed from the Apple Watch to your AirPods and, since Apple Watch supports direct Bluetooth headphones connections, you won’t need to have your iPhone with you if you have an Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. Since you might not want to listen to an entire podcast on your Apple Watch, there’s also synchronization support across devices. It means you can pick up a podcast partway through on the Apple Watch, if you’ve already started listening to it on the Podcast app on your iPad, for instance. When you get back home, meanwhile, you can resume the podcast on another device, picking up where you left off listening. The improvements to how audio is handled in watchOS 5 isn’t limited to the new Podcasts app, mind. Apple is also adding support for third-party apps to play background audio. That way you can continue to listen to music and more from other apps, while doing other things on your smartwatch. Story TimelineApple Watch Walkie-Talkie released at last, 4 years laterlast_img read more

Logitech Crayon for iPad releases for everyone next week

first_imgThat, of course, means that soon everyone will be able to buy one, educator or not. Logitech today announced that the Crayon will be available to all consumers beginning on September 12 – a curious release date, as that’s also when Apple’s iPhone reveal event is set to happen. On that day, it’ll go live on Logitech’s website,, and at Apple stores throughout the US before becoming available everywhere sometime in October.If you’re going to pick up a Logitech Crayon for your iPad, there are a few things you should know. The first is that the Crayon is getting a little bit of a price hike as it heads into general availability. While it was available to education customers for $49.99, that price to jumps up to $69.99 for this launch. Still, compared to the $100 price tag of the Apple Pencil, that’s a fairly significant discount.The Logitech Crayon is only compatible with the 6th-gen, 9.7-inch iPad released earlier this year (models A1893 and A1954) running iOS 11.4 or above. It also doesn’t feature the pressure sensing capabilities that the Apple Pencil does, so it may not be a good choice for people who are looking to do a lot of drawing. With the iPad’s “palm rejection technology,” and a tip that can dynamically change line weight, however, it should still be a good buy for people looking to do things like take notes or markup text.The Logitech Crayon is charged via Lightning cable and can last up to 8 hours on a full charge. As long as you don’t mind the loss of pressure detection, this could certainly be a less expensive alternative to the Apple Pencil. Look for it to land next week. Back when Apple revealed its education-focused iPad refresh earlier this year, Logitech announced an interesting accessory to go along with it. Dubbed the Logitech Crayon, the device can best be described as a third-party Apple Pencil that keeps most functionality intact. Though the Logitech Crayon was only available to education customers for a few months, it’s getting ready to launch into general availability. Story TimelineiPad 2018 vs iPad 2017: New product, old hardwareLogitech’s iPad Crayon and Case are something Apple should’ve madelast_img read more

Google Chrome adds Switch controller support likely for Project Stream

first_imgGoogle has teased its presence at GDC but it’s no mystery really by now. Or rather, all bets are on the company not only formally launching Project Stream but also a possible gaming device. Given Stream’s nature, that device could very well be running Chrome OS or even just a Chrome browser. If so, it will need some form of controller and although Google may already have one in the works, it’s almost a sign of good faith that it’s adding support for Nintendo’s Switch controllers, both wired and Bluetooth. Story TimelineGoogle teases a mysterious GDC 2019 eventGoogle patent reveals Project Stream controllerGoogle gaming event at GDC: 5 product possibilities There are probably a dozen of controllers available today and some of them work on Linux already. That, however, doesn’t immediately mean they’ll work on a browser like Chrome. Google still has to do the heavy lifting in adding support for those controllers which apparently happened this week.A change to Chromium, which serves as the foundations of Chrome and Chrome OS, improves support for the Nintendo Switch controllers, both the Switch Pro as well as the Joy-Cons. In particular, the improvement focuses on the Joy-Cons connected via USB when in the charging grip. By default, it is usually detected as a Bluetooth controller only.This change curiously comes just days before Google’s hyped GDC announcement. Putting two and two together, there’s probably fewer reasons not to believe this is all for Project Stream. Google may even unveil its own controller if a recent patent made it in time to production.Project Stream is Google’s own take on becoming a gaming company without trying hard to be one. Instead of developing or publishing games, it will allow users to stream titles on a computer with Chrome installed. If it manages to pull that off, it might be able to go beyond just a PC and have Stream run on anything that can run the Chrome web browser.last_img read more