Next up for the Raiders: Unbeaten Miami and 5 reasons to remain hopeful

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.The Raiders were embarrassed in their opener against the Rams. They (and their fans) were stunned Sunday by the Broncos.Don’t take my word for it:Raiders fans after starting 0-2 in this Gruden era. pic.twitter.com/h8QVNlfRFj — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 16, 2018There’s no sugar-coating it — the Raiders had the Broncos beat, and, just guessing here, the only noise on the flight home …last_img

See More

Sharks edged by Hurricanes in shootout

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. — The Sharks are no longer perfect in overtimes and shootouts this season.Andrei Svechnikov scored in the third round of the shootout and Logan Couture could not answer at the other end as the Sharks lost 3-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at PNC Arena.The Sharks entered Thursday with a 5-0 record when games entered overtime. But after both teams failed to score in the five-minute extra session, both Kevin Labanc and Erik Karlsson could not score in the first two rounds …last_img

See More

Yahoo! and Total Immersion Bring Augmented Reality to the Olympics

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… chris cameron Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, digital advertising development studio Inition brought augmented reality (AR) to the games with a promotion they produced for Samsung which gave users a unique look at a new device from the company. With thousands of people flocking to Vancouver for this year’s Olympics, the games have again taken to augmented reality for some unique and immersive marketing opportunities.Yahoo! and top AR development house Total Immersion have teamed up to provide an interactive information kiosk at the “Yahoo! Fancouver” exhibit. The experience involves a three paneled screen with sections for news, weather and medal counts, along with a camera pointed at the user. Depending on where the user is standing, the AR software will place various hats and accessories on their head; ie: a press hat for the news section, or hats with country logos on them for the medal count section. The weather section places various weather related accessories on the user, such as wool caps, visors, sunglasses, and goofy umbrella hats. Vancouver-based social media blogger, author and speaker Shane Gibson snapped the video below demonstrating the interactive AR display which is located in Yaletown, a borough within the Canadian city.The experience, which also supports some brochure tracking features, is an entertaining way to draw the attention of the event’s attendees while also providing them with useful information about the games. Facial tracking is nothing new for Total Immersion, who provided similar services for a Transformers promotion that placed a robotic helmet on users’ heads. Others AR developers have used facial tracking for applications as well, including metaio’s hockey mask promotion at the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, and FittingBox’s “virtual mirror” for Ray Ban Sunglasses. The thing I like about this example of facial tracking AR is that – like the Ray Ban promotion – it provides a practical service along with the entertaining and interactive aspect. Users aren’t simply walking up to a screen an having a 2010 Olympics hat stuck on their head, much like the Transformers or hockey mask promotions. Yes, the hats and accessories are a bit silly, but the addition of news, weather and medal count information makes the use more practical. The AR draws the attention of passers-by with its fun and gimmicks, but rewards them with actual useful information to take with them. A user walks away knowing what countries lead the medal count and what the weather will be like based on the AR hats that were placed on them.I wouldn’t be surprised to see a hat manufacturer like NewEra take note of this promotion and provide an interactive way for potential customers to model their various hat styles with either an in-store kiosk or with an at-home web-based solution. Facial and body tracking is an excellent use of augmented reality for fashion retailers, as we have already seen applications for users to try on sun glasses, shoes, clothing, jewelry, make-up and hairstyles. Imagine the private dressing rooms at department stores being replaced by AR “virtual mirrors” for a faster, more social way to try on new outfits. The possibilities are endless, but what or who will be next? last_img read more

See More

One-Second Video Apps? What The Number Of Seconds In Your Videos Says About You

first_imgIn all of these attributes, the six seconds of Vine are meant to provide a window for other viewers to inhabit a fleeting instant behind another person’s pair of eyes, a very Being John Malkovich moment indeed. Six seconds is just enough time to create a compelling story, to pack enough information about an occurrence, to show viewers what had just happened. I’ve made the mistake of joking once about a one-second video app. To me, one-second videos just seemed so out of touch with reality, and yet so in the trend of ultra-short mobile video platforms that a one-second app would statistically, and satirically, be the next best thing to do.Only a week later, I would flip through a magazine to see that Drew Barrymore just loves using her one-second video app. What? It was like the bad moment in a horror movie when the punk kid who sneers at Freddy Krueger only ends up getting swiftly annihilated in a vengeance killing.I realized— oh. It’s here. It’s already here.1 Second Everyday is an app that lets users record one second of every day of their lives, effectively creating a lifetime supercut for the purpose of capturing and evoking memories. One second, the app stresses, is all it takes to bring back a whole day’s events. And it’s taking off. Creator Cesar Kuriyama states that his app’s downloads are in the hundreds of thousands.The reality of a one-second app shouldn’t have come as such a surprise. Every new video application attaches another seemingly arbitrary number of seconds to cap off the clip. Instagram Video’s is 15, and Vine’s is six. The new video record-and-edit app MixBit’s is 16.But what do these numbers actually mean, if anything? What do the seconds in a clip say about what and how much one can convey, about the process of creation, about the user themselves?Vine’s video technology itself is not new, but the format is revolutionized when the users are given limitations to what they can do. Like Instagram and Twitter before it, a confine to what can be created only fosters creativity. Uniform photos, 140 characters, six seconds—through constructing boundaries to work within, they’re giving users a challenge.Vine users have stepped up to the plate. The app is notorious for the culture that has thrived since its inception, a grassroots movement spurred by competition, creativity and early-adopting youth.But highly produced, artistic videos are not Vine’s mainstay. The essence of “The Now,” and the instant gratification of immediate share-ability is what users tend to explore in their videos, capturing raw, unedited, in-the-moment slices of life. The app has been used to record and share certain cultural moments as well, making Vine videos a tool for real-time and citizen journalism. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement One second, it turns out, is just for you. 1 Second Everyday also provides a window, but only for the user to look back into the past. The app lets users take a one second video of every day of their lives, which the app then sutures together to create a supercut of the user’s month, year, generation.Of course, other people can view the compilation, but one second is just not long enough to convey an accurate story about that day for an outsider’s eyes. The app’s main purpose is to reveal a window for the user themselves to look in and shed light on the past, a tool to trigger memory.Kuriyama states, “I have seconds that look incredibly boring, but represent ridiculously meaningful events in my life, and I have seconds that look gorgeous, but may have been relatively insignificant days of my life. Each second is a secret code to myself that only I know the hidden meaning of.”According to Kuriyama, viewing one second of an event is just enough time to evoke a whole memory of an event, or an entire day. Recording just one second of an occasion also lets users spend their extra time not recording or not taking photos to be present and experience the moment as is.A five-second difference in video length between Vine and 1 Second Everyday might not seem to amount to a lot, and in the physical sense, it does not.But the truth is, it’s harder to film short. It’s more difficult to convey a story in six seconds or in one second. The basics have to stay in, and clarity is a must. The questions then become how and who? How does one creatively and intelligently fit enough information into a few-seconds clip? And who is watching?If you are seeking to share an experience, a few more seconds to unpack the moment will be necessary. If the viewer is just you, you might only need one second to convey all the message you need.Images and video courtesy of Geeks Hut, 1 Second Everyday, The Cupcake Dude What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts stephanie ellen chan Tags:#1 Second Everyday#video apps#Vine last_img read more

See More

Exclusive: Kerry Hope has been my toughest opponent, unbeaten pro Vijender to India Today

first_imgVijender Singh achieved yet another milestone in his boxing career when he defeated Australia’s Kerry Hope to win WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title on Saturday evening in New Delhi. (Vijender Singh dedicates WBO title to Muhammad Ali )The Olympic bronze medallist was up against a tough opponent in Hope and took him 10 rounds to seal the win and title. But, Vijender who has remained unbeaten so far in professional boxing with seven wins, admitted that the bout against Hope was his toughest.  “This was the toughest fight for me and also a complete turnaround,” Vijender told India Today after winning the bout. Vijender became a bit emotional after winning his debut bout at home. “I can’t express my feelings right now, it was very important for me and my nation…finally we did it,” an emotional Vijender said. (Vijender demolishes Hope at home ) FUTURE OF BOXING When asked about the future of boxing in India, Vijender said lot depends on the people and how they accept the sport. “Lot of people turned up to watch me fight and more importantly it is about the people and not me. You have to ask them if they liked it or not…I did the job by winning the title and it’s now for the people to take it forward.” (PM Modi to MS Dhoni: Vijender Singh wins hearts with WBO title )ALI AND NEXT GOAL After winning the WBO Asia Pacific title, Vijender has moved to 15 in pro-boxing rankings and now gunning for more glory. “I will try for world No.1, it’s just the beginning,” Vijender said. At the end of the bout, Vijender was quick to dedicate his title to late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and said he has learnt lot of things watching him.advertisementlast_img read more

See More

Touchline – Issue 15

first_imgTouch Football Australia sponsor, Sportscover, is proud to release the 15th edition of Touchline, the journal of sport and risk with an international perspective. In this edition, Sportscover has introduced some new features, including:–       At Risk: A new feature which highlights recent news stories about some of the accidents and injuries that occur in the sport and leisure world. –       Extra content: The interview with Triathlon World Champion, Peter Robertson is available on YouTube and as a Podcast, along with additional YouTube content. To view this edition of Touchline, please click on the following link:http://www.sportscover.com/touchline.asp Related LinksTouchline Journallast_img

See More

a month agoLiverpool youngster Cain overjoyed with first professional contract

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool youngster Cain overjoyed with first professional contractby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain says it’s a dream come true signing his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder, who has been with the club since the age of nine, penned terms earlier this week.”It’s a dream come true really,” Cain told Liverpoolfc.com.”It has been one of my aspirations all my life and it has finally happened. I’m buzzing with that and all my family are made up as well.”I was at the Academy and Alex [Inglethorpe] called me into his room and offered it to me. I was over the moon to get it signed.” last_img

See More

a month agoMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertz

first_imgMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertzby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayer Leverkusen whiz Kai Havertz is attracting big Premier League interest.The Daily Express says Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they must pay £90million to sign Havertz.German midfielder Havertz is expected to be one of next summer’s hottest transfer properties after he said he could be on the move next summer.Speaking to Sportbuzzer, Havertz said: “I am happy to stay at Leverkusen for one more year. What happens next summer will be experienced in the future.”The 20-year-old has been linked with interest from United and Liverpool as well as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.And while he is contracted to Leverkusen until the summer of 2022, it is believed the Bundesliga club are ready to cash in. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

See More

Video: Michigan Musical Theater Grads Sang An Amazing Version Of “The Victors” During A Graduation Party

first_imgMichiganmusical theatre grads gather to sing a song.Michigan The VictorsMichigan’s “The Victors” is one of the most recognizable fight songs in college football, but we’re not sure if it’s ever been performed quite like this. This video emerged over the weekend, and it features 22 Michigan musical theatre grads doing their own rendition of “The Victors” at a graduation party. The footage was posted by Scott Orr yesterday. This version of the song is very different, and pretty impressive.  Listen to this! What happens when 22 talented UMich musical theatre grads sing their version of the University of Michigan fight song at their graduation party. Awesome!Posted by Scott Orr on Sunday, May 3, 2015last_img

See More

Into the Wild

first_imgThere still exists a place where the tiger rules as the king of the jungle – the mighty Sundarbans. A marvellous natural wonder, this forest is also a tiger and ecological reserve. While a major portion of the Sundarbans is governed by Bangladesh, a smaller part of this mangrove and Gewa forest delta lays with India. This delta is formed by the confluence of Ganges, Bramhaputra and Meghna along with other minor rivers and distributaries. This mangrove forest today stands as one of the last strongholds of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Also Read – Oman – Beauty with an addressTravelling to Sundarbans is an adventure. Especially because these beautiful big cats here have earned themselves a terrible reputation and some have even developed an affinity for human flesh. It would be perilous to not account for the crocodiles in the rivers in the list of animals fond of human flesh. If one is travelling from Kolkata, they can book themselves a taxi till Godkhali, from where launches are available to Gosaba and other popular tourist spots. Also Read – CANADA: A traveller’s delightGosaba, a small village situated in the south of South 24 Parganas, has two wooden stilt cottages belonging to Mr Hamilton and Rabindranath Tagore within walking distance of one another. The launches have partitioned beds beneath the deck for travellers to rest, since the next destination Pakhiralaya takes around four hours along Durgaduani creek, Bidyadhari and Gomdi Khal rivers. Pakhiralaya, also a village, has new well-built resorts for vacationers to spend their nights in comfort. According to locals and the travel-guide, the time between March and April is the most suitable to soak in the beauty of the land of mangroves or Sundri trees. The place is bound by rivers on almost all sides and the primary occupation of the villagers includes pisciculture and collecting honey from the forest. Many people lose their lives to tigers while trying to collect honey illegally from dangerous zones in the forest interiors. They worship ‘Banbibi’ or ‘Bandevi’ for keeping them safe in the forest and in water. A large section of villagers also depend on tourism for their livelihood. Villagers here recommend that vacationers spend their nights peacefully inside resorts and not on boats, keeping in mind various issues like tigers and local pirates. The Matla river of Sundarbans has an age-old association with Bengali sentiment – Uttam Kumar had romanced Sharmila Tagore here in the movie Amanush. Tourists have several options to choose for a visit, for instance the Jharkhali Tiger Reserve, probably the only place where travellers can see tigers if they are fortunate enough. A place like Sajnekhali has a museum about the demographic and geographical features of the place, the flora and fauna of Sundarbans along with a small zoo. There are two specific watch towers for observing animals in their natural habitat at Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki. The watch tower at Dobanki has a canopy attached to it. The forests provide habitat to 453 faunal lives, including 290 bird, 120 fish, 42 mammal, 35 reptile and eight amphibian species. The Sundarbans mangrove forest covers an area of approximately 10,000 sq km, of which, forests in Bangladesh’s Khulna Division extend across 6,017 sq km, and in West Bengal, they occupy 4,260 sq km across South 24 Parganas. Four protected areas in Sundarbans are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, i.e., Sundarban National Park, Sundarban West, Sundarban South and Sundarban East Wildlife Sanctuaries. The boat ride through dense forest areas is the most enthralling part of the entire trip. It is usually a three-day trip and Mother Nature ensures that none of your precious hours is wasted. A favourite saying among boatmen is that you can probably never see the tiger but you are already being watched by the beautiful Bengal cat. A visit to the dense natural forests of Sundarbans provides the ideal gush of fresh air to whisk away horrors of our urban, concrete living – embracing all in the lap of pristine, lush nature.last_img read more

See More