VIDEO Korean league pitcher uncorks wild pitch into planetary orbit

first_imgKorean league pitcher Hyo-jun uncorked one of the best, or worst wild pitches you’ll ever see during a recent game, depending on your life perspective.Hyo-jun lost his grip on the delivery and the pitch sailed about 30 feet over home plate, to the bewilderment of the batter and his battery mate. There’s wild, then there’s this hideous monstrosity.It’s not often you see a pitch scrape inner planetary orbit.ICYMI: Thursday Night’s KBO Wild Pitch of the Day featuring KIA’s Ko Hyo-jun #JustABitHIgh pic.twitter.com/yXHRGNiM4v— Dan Kurtz (@MyKBO) June 2, 2017 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gottlieb on the Rockets massive Game 5 win over the Warriors and

first_imgEpisode 10Gottlieb deep dives on the Rockets massive Game 5 win over the Warriors; the impact of the loss of Andre Iguodala on Golden State; if Houston can win the series with an injured Chris Paul; and a Game 6 preview. Advertisement Guests:Dahntay Jones – NBA World Champion with the Cavs talks NBA Conference Finals and the NBA’s national anthem policySam Vecenie – The Athletic Senior College Basketball Writer talks NBA Draft prospects and who impressed at the NBA combine;Make sure you download and subscribe to All Ball and The Herd Podcast Network on iTunes and iHeart, or however you choose to listen!last_img read more

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Caterina Fakes Findery Aims to Be an Adventure Machine

first_imgApril 3, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Many of the hottest tech companies today are closed circuits, existing in and for the digital world. But a growing number of companies are founding themselves on the idea that technology can enhance, rather than replace, our real-world experiences.Serial entrepreneur Caterina Fake, most prominently known as co-founder of Flickr, is tapping into this trend with her latest startup, Findery. An augmented-reality app, Findery promises to offer a wealth of information about its users’ environments through annotations of the physical world. The goal, she says, is to “give the world back to people, have them look up from their devices and see the world around them.”Too much technology these days is about “manipulating human nature rather than helping human flourishing,” says Fake, who holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Vassar College and laces her conversation with quotes from Wallace Stevens and John Ruskin. She envisions Findery as “kind of a liberal arts paradise,” offering its users everything from personal stories about city attractions to an insider’s perspective of the Dubai World Cup horse race.San Francisco-based Findery launched in public beta last October. The 12-employee company has raised $9.5 million so far from a mix of angel investors and venture-capital firms, according to Fake, the founder and chief executive. It expects to release its free mobile app as early as this summer. In the meantime, you can test-drive the app on the company website. You enter a location into a search bar, and on the resulting map — you can switch between three views, including a detailed Google satellite image — you’ll find notes about people, events and other points of local interest.For instance, you can read a man’s reminiscence of his time in Sossusvlei National Park in Namibia, or learn about a Brazilian journalist’s boat that sank off the coast of Antarctica. “It reveals that part of the world to you as you explore it,” says Fake, who has worked for years on ways of using data to create a personalized experience.Related: NYC Venture Fellows Program Mentors Startups on the Fast TrackFor a tech entrepreneur, Fake is remarkably free of the techno-utopianism that appears to be rife in Silicon Valley these days. “One of the things that I uniquely have as an entrepreneur is that I was deeply steeped in the humanities,” she says, noting that she continues to read and write poetry regularly.With Findery, she hopes to make the things that you’re passionate about “bubble up” — so if you’re interested in architecture you will see detailed notes about buildings, while someone more interested in military history will see more facts about that.The Findery team “seeded” its app with several hundred notes to get things started. There are tens of thousands now, with the majority of information coming from users. Once the mobile app is available, Fake says, she imagines people using it both while lounging at home — “the armchair traveler experience” — and while exploring the world outside.One way to use Findery is to learn about your own city. When you load the app, you’ll see annotations about your immediate surroundings. For example, Fake has learned new things through the app about her San Francisco neighborhood, where she has lived for seven years, such as the fact that Courtney Love lived with Kurt Cobain on her block, and that the local Safeway was almost a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.”Recommendation is pretty much a solved problem in the world these days, but the sense of wonder and discovery never gets tired,” says Fake. She wants Findery to be “an adventure machine.”Business owners can also sign up for accounts. Real-estate firm Corcoran provides information about its properties and other local knowledge on Findery in an effort to attract potential clients. The company is focused on product development for the time being, but Fake says the team is already planning one means of making money: sponsored notes. When they are implemented, anyone will be able to pay to promote something, whether it’s a big company advertising its hotel or a local gallery owner drawing attention to an upcoming art show.Fake, who sees Findery as “a living atlas,” hopes eventually to partner with museums and other nonprofit organizations that can contribute content to the app. One existing partnership, with U.K.-based Open Plaques, has provided markers for historically significant events around the world.”My lifelong aspiration has been to make technology more human,” she says, adding that this attitude is what attracts potential partners and investors to Findery. “These are real people, these are real places, these are real stories. It’s got a lot of soul.”Related: The Man Who’s Turning Cities Into Trivia Games Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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Google Home Review The Assistant Steps Into Your Living Room

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Engadget November 3, 2016 The Google Assistant was the big news from the company’s I/O conference earlier this year, but it took months for Google’s true Siri competitor to really arrive. First it was baked into the largely unnecessary Allo chat app, and then it showed up as a flagship feature on the new Pixel phones. Now Google Home is shipping, putting the Assistant a voice command away even when your phone is in your pocket.Its inspiration is obvious: The $129 Home directly takes on the Amazon Echo. Indeed, many of the features here are the same. But Google is betting that the vast amount of data it stores, combined with the vast amount of data it knows about its customers, can make for a more useful product. It’s a reasonable notion, but Home isn’t quite ready to deliver on the promise of “your own personal Google” just yet.SummaryGoogle Home is a great way to show off just how smart Google is, but it doesn’t feel like an essential experience yet. That’s mainly because it lags behind the Echo in terms of support for third-party services. That makes Echo a smarter buy if you want to control smarthome devices — but Home is a perfectly viable option for those who use lots of Google services.HardwareUnlike with a phone you carry every day, or a laptop you type on and stare at for hours, you probably won’t dwell much on the Home’s design. Still, it’s important that it be unobtrusive and inoffensive — otherwise you’re not going to want to put it out in the open, where it’ll work best. Fortunately, Home is small and relatively pleasant to look at, and it offers a few customization options to help you match it to your living space.Much like Google’s OnHub routers, Home is a contoured cylinder that reminds me of a wine bottle or flower vase. Its front is sloped, so you can see the array of LED lights that light up when you’re talking to the device. You can also tap that front panel to pause music, or run your finger around it in a circular pattern to adjust the volume. Or you can hold your finger on it momentarily to make it listen to your voice if you don’t feel like shouting the “OK Google” activation phrase.The upper two-thirds of the device are white, but the bottom contains a changeable “base.” Again, it’s similar to the OnHub, which has different “shells” you can swap out. The Home’s default accent is a gray fabric, but I also had a chance to try out a “marine” blue fabric and a copper metal case. They’re super-simple to pop out (and you get a peek at the internal speaker setup while you’re at it). Of course, you’ll need to shell out extra cash for another Home base. Those start at $20 a pop.Finally, there’s a button that turns off the microphone; the power cord goes into the bottom and is routed through a little opening on the back. All told, Google made a piece of hardware that most people won’t mind having out on a shelf or kitchen counter, and that’s the most important thing here.In useOK Google: What can Google Home actually do? That’s the most important question we need to answer in this review. First you’ll need to set up the device, but that’s a painless process, accomplished with the new Google Home app for iOS or Android. (The app already let you set up and manage your Chromecast devices, but it has since been renamed and expanded to include Google Home.) The software detects that you have a new Home device, connects to it, hooks it up to your local WiFi network and asks you to sign in with your Google ID.Once that’s done, you can start yammering away to your heart’s content. Saying either “OK Google” or “Hey Google” makes the speaker start listening for your query. But what can it do?The most obvious way to get started is by asking it the same sorts of things you might normally ask Google. What’s the weather outside? How about this weekend? You’ll need to say the command phrase every time you want to ask a follow-up question, but Home remembers the context of your conversation, so you can ask “When was Abraham Lincoln born?” and follow up with “When did he die?” and get the right answer.The list of things you can ask the Google Assistant is limited only by your imagination, and that’s one of Home’s biggest strengths. Amazon’s Alexa assistant has gotten smarter, but Amazon still doesn’t have access to the same breadth of information as Google. Alexa doesn’t understand context the way the Assistant does either. By comparison, Home and the Assistant are far more conversational.So you have access to just about everything Google knows — which includes everything Google knows about you. Provided you opt in, of course. But once you have, you can ask Google when your next flight is, or how long it’ll take you to get to work, or what the next appointment on your calendar is. You can ask Home to add things to a shopping list, and that list will then show up in the Google Keep app.There’s a nifty feature where you can ask Home to tell you about your day and it’ll give you commute info, your first appointment, the weather and any reminders you have set before jumping into a news broadcast. You can choose whether or not you want to hear this broadcast and then pick exactly where you want that news to come from. I have NPR and AP Radio news selected, but there are several dozen options, grouped into different categories. If, for instance, you’d rather hear sports and health news or a rundown of the latest in technology news (I should probably sign up for that one), you can.Meet the Google Home appIt’s great that Home can access info in your Google account, but there are a few catches. Even though anyone can shout “OK Google” and start talking to Home, the device can link with only one Google account at a time. So a spouse or roommate is out of luck in terms of getting any personalized information about their day. This presumably will extend to being able to send text messages from Home, a feature that Google has shown off but hasn’t released yet. Also, some things that you’d expect to work right out of the box, like adding appointments to your calendar, surprisingly don’t.Since you can use only one Google account at a time, you’ll potentially need to choose between your home and work accounts. Most of my schedule is contained in my work account, but I use my home account for just about everything else. This means it’s basically impossible to get Home to tell me my next appointment. Hopefully, in the future, Home will let you include multiple Google accounts — either for a single person or so that multiple people in the house can make the most of the device.It’s worth noting, though, that regardless of the use case, Google Home’s voice recognition is excellent. Rarely did it misinterpret what I was asking (though it confused “play U2” with “play YouTube”), and ambient background noise didn’t throw it off. Home reliably woke from sleep and responded to whatever I was saying. I’m not surprised, given how good Google’s voice recognition is on the company’s other products, but it’s particularly important here.Music and entertainmentJust like on the Echo, Google Home’s speaker is good for more than just talking — it’s also a handy way to play music and podcasts. For now, Home works with Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and Google Play Music. That isn’t a ton of options, but given that Spotify is the market leader (and Apple Music isn’t likely to work with Google Home any time soon), I can’t really complain. You can even use Home with multiple services, but one will have to be set as the default.Once you’re set up, Home recognizes a wide variety of music commands. You can ask it to play specific songs, artists or albums. With both Spotify and Google Play Music, I was able to name playlists in my library and have it play them back; GPM’s stations work just as well. You can simply tell the device to “play some new music” and it’ll select an appropriate playlist, tell you its name and start it up. Genres and even more vague descriptors work — I asked Home to “play me some music good for focusing” and it started up the “Electronic Focus” station from GPM (my default service).Once playback has started, you can ask Home to tell you more info about the song — but, sadly, you can’t ask it to add songs to a playlist or give them a thumbs-up. That’s one missing feature I hope Google can fix, because otherwise new songs I hear and enjoy are just going to float past me into the ether, never to be heard again.The only potential catch here is Home’s speaker quality. It’s loud enough to fill an average-sized living room with sound, but it’s certainly not going to power a party. The speaker isn’t stereo and lacks much of a low end, despite the two passive “radiators” meant to increase bass performance. It mainly seems suited to solo listening, or to have light background music on while entertaining. Initially, I was impressed with the sound quality for such a small device — but that was before I compared it with my Sonos Play:1, which was superior in every way. However, for most people, Home is just as good as an average Bluetooth speaker, which means it’s still useful.While Home may lack the sound quality I crave, it makes up for it with convenience. After a few days of asking Home to play me various albums and playlists, going back to managing my music with the clunky Sonos app felt like a chore. I was almost infuriated I couldn’t ask the speaker to pause for a moment or turn its volume down. And the good news is that Home plays with Google’s ecosystem of Chromecast devices, so if you have a pair of good speakers, you can just add the $35 Chromecast Audio and start telling Home to play music through that rather than its own internal speaker. I’m already dreaming of setting up a few pairs of nice speakers with Chromecast Audio and having a multi-room, voice-connected music system.If you have audio apps on your phone or tablet that work with Google’s Casting technology, you can use Home as a destination speaker and start playing audio there as well. And Home can control video Chromecast devices too, although support for that feature is rather limited as of launch. You can ask Home to start playing cute puppy videos, for example, and it’ll open up YouTube and start a relevant video. But asking it to play TV shows from Netflix, Hulu or even Google Play videos doesn’t work yet. Google says support for third-party Cast apps is coming at some point, but for now it’s far more limited than I had hoped.Smart home/third-party integrationThe last piece of the puzzle is what Google Home can do beyond just accessing Google information. Out of the box, Home can control smart home devices from Nest, Philips Hue and SmartThings, and you can use IFTTT “recipes” to expand Home’s capabilities as well. I unfortunately have a pretty dumb home, though, so I wasn’t able to give this a shot.While Home works with some of the biggest smarthome options out there, it lags behind Echo. The Echo has a distinct advantage in that regard — it’s been on the market for much longer, which means Amazon has had more time to strike deals with more manufacturers. Echo works with WeMo, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon and Ecobee, in addition to Nest and Hue. If you’re looking to have a centralized voice assistant to run your home, Amazon’s option is the better choice right now.It’s a similar story with third-party services (or “skills,” as Amazon calls them). Over the past few years, the developer community has embraced the Echo to a surprising degree, and there are now tons of third-party commands that work on Amazon’s speaker, with more coming every week. It’s something Google can’t match just yet. The company definitely has ambitions to open up the Assistant and let you do things like book restaurant reservations through OpenTable or buy movie tickets on Fandango, but those features aren’t live yet. You can book a car through Uber once you link your account, but that’s about it right now (outside of the aforementioned integration with streaming services like Spotify and TuneIn).The competitionIf you’ve made it this far, it should be obvious who Google Home’s main competition is. Amazon’s Echo devices are time-tested and have a vast amount of third-party support at this point. Google Home undercuts the full-size Echo ($129 vs. $180), but the tiny and excellent Echo Dot only costs $50.It comes down to how invested you are in Google’s ecosystem and how patient you can be. I have no doubt that Home will see expanded third-party support down the line, but right now the selection is limited. Still, Home knows way more about your world than the Echo, thanks to Google’s massive knowledge graph. And on the other hand, if managing a smart home is more interesting to you, Amazon’s Echo has the advantage.Wrap-upGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai wants to “build a personal Google for each and every user,” and the Google Assistant (and therefore Home) are key to that mission. But it’s not there yet. Yes, Google Home knows some basic info about me, but it doesn’t know quite enough to make me feel like it’s my own personal Google. Nor does it have the third-party services that’ll really let me customize the device to fit my home and my needs. If I had some compatible smart-home products and a handful of Chromecast devices, Google Home would be much more appealing.Right now, however, it’s little more than a toy. It’s fun and occasionally very convenient to ask it questions and have it perform simple tasks, but it’s hardly an essential part of my life. But Google Home is worth keeping an eye on — it will almost certainly be more capable in three months (or even three weeks) than it is now. If you’re someone who loves tapping into Google’s mighty store of knowledge, don’t sleep on Google Home. Just as the Echo got smarter and more valuable over time, I expect the same will happen here. And if you’ve already bought into Google’s ecosystem, this might indeed be the home assistant for you. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 14 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Car Rental Market is Expected to Garner 164335 Million Globally by

first_imgRise in disposable income of people across North America, enhanced road infrastructure across the world, and surge in trend of using the internet to customize travel trip are expected to propel the growth of the global car rental market. The off-airport segment dominated the market in 2016, contributing around three-fifths of the market. The market across the North America region held the lion’s share in 2016, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the market.The global car rental market is categorized on the basis of the type of car, rental category, and region. Based on the type of car, the market is segmented into a luxury car, executive car, economical car, sports utility vehicle (SUV), and multi-utility vehicle (MUV). The economical car segment held the largest share in 2016, accounting more than one-fourth of the market. Moreover, the segment is projected to manifest the fastest CAGR of 12.5% during the forecast period.Get Sample Report for More Details @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2073On the basis of the rental category, the market is bifurcated into an airport, off-airport, local usage, outstation, and others. The off-airport segment dominated the market in 2017, contributing around three-fifths of the market. However, the outstation segment is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 12.8% during the study period.The global car rental market was pegged at $85.14 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $164.33 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 11.6% from 2016 to 2022.The market is analyzed across various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The market across the North America region held the lion’s share in 2017, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the market. However, the market across the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 16.5% from 2016 to 2022.For more Market Insights, Visit: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/car-rental-marketKey Findings of the Car Rental MarketIn 2015, the economical car segment led the overall car rental market, generating revenue of $22,802 million in 2015, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.5%.Off-airport rental category is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR of 12.0% during the forecast period.In 2015, the local usage segment led the off-airport market, accounting for $19,073 million, and is expected to lose the highest market share to outstation off-airport rental category in 2019.North America led the market, generating revenue of $32,248 million in 2015, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8%.Asia-Pacific is anticipated to take over the major market share post 2017, owing to the rise in sales of vehicles.The market report analyzes the major market players such as Carzonrent India Pvt Ltd., Avis Budget Group, Inc., Europcar, Enterprise Holdings Inc., Sixt Rent a Car, The Hertz Corporation, Localiza, Uber Technologies Inc., Budget Rent a Car System, Inc., and Eco Rent a Car.Inquire more about this report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2073About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free: +1-800-792-5285UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1?855?550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Browser Wars Back Latest YouTube Broken on Edge

first_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Henry T. Casey, on Author Biocenter_img Henry T. Casey, Before the utter dominance of Chrome, Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator were locked in a heated battle for your usage. Today, though, the peaceful collaboration between Google and Microsoft — which worked together on Edge with Chromium — may have hit a speed bump, as Edge can’t access the latest and greatest version of YouTube.Chromium Edge users can’t use the “new” YouTube rolled out years ago.Yes, the 2017 redesign that Google rolled out, which features a sidebar that shows which channels are live, progress bars for the videos you’ve started, live chat and more features, just doesn’t open in the new developer builds of Edge. Oh, and YouTube’s dark mode is also not available in the pre-2017 design that Edge users are limited to.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromium-edge-no-support-youtube?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 I tried this out at the Laptop Mag offices, after installing Microsoft Edge on a Mac and found that opening YouTube.com gives you the old design, while opening YouTube.com/new gives you a message that the new desktop design for YouTube, which “puts the videos and creators you love front and center with a cleaner, simpler layout” isn’t supported, and that I should download Google Chrome.Edge users are currently limited to YouTube’s older design.Hovering over the word “supported,” though, you find out that YouTube’s redesign is supported by “the latest versions” of many browsers, including Edge. We’ve reached out to Google for comment, and will update this story if and when we receive a reply.MORE: 40 Best Google Chrome ExtensionsThis isn’t the first issue between YouTube and Edge, as a former Microsoft software intern wrote a Hacker News post claiming that Google modified YouTube’s code to slow Edge’s performance when using the video site. Google denied this, and claimed the incident was the result of a bug.If this incident is another bug-related mess up, and not an act with intent behind it, that could make sense of the timeframe. Windows Latest reports that this issue wasn’t a part of the first releases of the new Edge, and only “popped up earlier today” (May 28).Over in Chrome, you can access Dark Mode and more, plus see ads for a YouTube original you may or may not care about.Best Chromebooks Available Nowlast_img read more

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Microsoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10

first_imgMicrosoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on May 17, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 3 commentsMicrosoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities.While Windows 10 ships with an integrated OneDrive sync client already, the new OneDrive application complements that application according to Microsoft.The new OneDrive sync client already comes pre-installed on Windows 10 PCs, allowing users to easily access their synced files through File Explorer. But this new app is a great touch-friendly complement to sync that lets you open, edit and share any of your personal or work files without having to sync them to your device.OneDrive app for Windows 10Apart from being optimized for devices supporting touch, the new OneDrive application for Windows 10 displays all files that are stored on OneDrive even those that are not synced to the local system.While files are listed relatively quickly in the interface, it may take a while before they are displayed in full or downloaded to the local system.Basically, you get the same functionality in the application that the OneDrive web interface offers. Files are displayed fast, but once you want to open a file that is larger than a couple hundred Kilobytes, it will take a moment before it is displayed.Other features that the OneDrive app for Windows offers that the OneDrive sync client for Windows 10 does not are access to the Recycle Bin, access to recent documents, and options to drag and drop files on the app to upload them to the cloud.The latter option at the very least is provided by the sync client for OneDrive as well only that you don’t drag and drop files on an application but into one of the OneDrive folders using the operating system’s File Explorer.Probably the biggest issue right now is that the app does not seem to interact with the OneDrive sync client when it comes to files that are already available on the local system.Video files that are synced and stored locally are still downloaded by the OneDrive application for instance, and the loading time is quite long for other files as well.Closing WordsThe OneDrive application for Windows 10 may have it uses on touch supporting systems as it may make it easier to navigate the folder structure and select files.On non-touch devices, the only benefit of running it is that it displays all files, even those that are not synced. You do get the same functionality when you are accessing OneDrive in a web browser though and there is little that the app does that the online version of OneDrive does not support.The app has other issues. You cannot select multiple files right away but need to click on the “select”-button first to enable checkboxes.Additionally, while moving, renaming and deleting functionality is provided, it is all handled via buttons of which some are hidden behind a three-dots menu even if there is enough space in the main toolbar to display all buttons at once.Also, there is lots of whitespace in the interface as you can see on the screenshot above.Ultimately, OneDrive for Windows 10 has little to offer for users who are not working on touch supporting devices.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ancient DNA Sheds Light On Unknown Siberians Reveals Missing Link Of Native

first_img All Search Close Ancient milk teeth unearthed from Siberia has led to the discovery of a previously unknown population who lived in the region during the last Ice Age.The DNA from the teeth are dated to more than 31,000 years ago, making it the oldest genetic material ever found in Siberia.As part of the same wider study, researchers also revealed that another site in Siberia yielded 10,000-year-old human remains found to be genetically related to the Native Americans. Ads by Amazon ENDS IN It’s the first time close genetic associations to Native Americans have been found outside of the United States.Ancient North SiberiansEven in modern times, winters in Siberia is a perilous experience. Ancient Siberia is infinitely more treacherous, especially in the middle of an Ice Age.To fill the gaps on the population that was able to live through the harsh conditions, researchers analyzed the milk teeth from Yana Rhinoceros Horn Site where over 2,500 artifacts have been recovered.Mobile and highly adaptive, the Ancient North Siberians survived in the region’s extreme conditions by hunting woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, and bison, according to the new research published in the journal Nature.The study authors estimated that there would have been 40 individuals at the site with a wider population of about 500. There were no evidence found of inbreeding in the DNA, which were quite common at the time when Neanderthal populations were dropping.”These people were a significant part of human history, they diversified almost at the same time as the ancestors of modern day Asians and Europeans and it’s likely that at one point they occupied large regions of the northern hemisphere,” study author Eske Willerslev of St John’s College, University of Cambridge said in a statement.Tracing The ‘Missing Link’ Of Native American AncestryMany experts accept that humans traveled from Siberia to Alaska in the Americas via a land bridge across the Bering Strait. In the second paper published in same Nature edition, scientists suggest that some of the humans who made it to the Americas are Asian people mixed with Ancient North Siberians.These first humans would have been the ancestors of Americas’ indigenous people.Researchers reached this conclusion after analyzing the DNA of a 10,000-year-old male fossil near the Kolyma River in Siberia. Their analysis reveals genetic ancestry that’s a mixture of Ancient North Siberian and East Asian, which closely resembles the genetic makeup of Native Americans.Until now, no human remains have been found outside the United States that are this closely related to Native American populations.”It is an important piece in the puzzle of understanding the ancestry of Native Americans as you can see the Kolyma signature in the Native Americans and Paleo-Siberians,” Willerslev explained. “This individual is the missing link of Native American ancestry.” TAG Siberia, Native American, Ancient humans Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Ads by Amazon ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Gaming Should Not be Painful 3 Great Chairs to Ease the

first_imgVideo gaming is a fun, energetic, and competitive pastime, but like sports, gaming comes with a unique set of health challenges. Most people, however, don’t see those challenges. What can go wrong when all you are doing is sitting down and using your hands to play a game on a computer or television screen?Well, sitting — and sitting wrongly — is the problem. Many gamers site perched on the edge of their chair or couch, leaning toward the screen. Others slouch, get comfortable or put their feet up on the table. The longer they stay in one position, the more damaging the effects to their body can be.Adam Fields, an American chiropractor, says a lot of his patients are heavy gamers. He says, “The biggest problem I see is postural syndrome” — a condition in which a person has rounded shoulders, an unusually extended neck, and a hunched back. He adds, “These are the slouchers. It comes from sitting forward or looking at your phone or TV screen for hours without any kind of exercise to counter that.” If not corrected early and quickly, the postural syndrome will lead to being hunchbacked in later years and can cause other health problems.So, what can gamers do to alleviate stress, back pain, and postural syndrome? They can consider getting an ergonomic gaming chair — one specifically designed to keep gamers comfortable while not cutting back on their fun. Below are three great chairs to consider.Kinsal Large Size PC Gaming ChairThis bold, blue and black, high-back, ergonomic chair is ideal for gamers who want to care for their bodies while engaging in their favorite pastime. It is suitable for all people short and tall, big and small. No matter how intense the game, your body will feel relaxed and stress-free. Some of the great benefits of this chair include a high, straight back; fully adjustable armrests; adjustable height; 90 to 180-degree tilt mechanism; lower-back cushion and headrest pillow; universal, smooth and silent racing wheels; and a high quality, easily-cleaned, and fade-resistant finish.OPSEAT Master Series PC Gaming ChairThis wide-shouldered gaming chair is comfort personified. Its open design provides users with a full-range of motion which is useful for games that require action from the arms and shoulders as well as the fingers. Its quality metal frame construction is covered in durable, soft, synthetic leather. The adjustable seat allows for changing the height, shifting the armrests, and even lets users lay back in a fully reclined position. It comes with a removable lumbar and headrest.KingCore Ergonomic Gaming ChairThis breathable high-backed racing chair is perfect for helping you keep your hip and waist posture correct. The seat itself is made of a special fill sponge used in racing cars that have endured one hundred thousand extrusion deformation tests. The backrest is adjustable and the seat is designed to be comfortable for resting and napping. Armrests are also adjustable helping users avoid shoulder aches and blood stagnation in the arms.A one-time investment in an ergonomic gaming chair can go a long way to benefiting your body and preventing pain and discomfort down the road. An added benefit is that the chairs listed above — and any ergonomic gaming chair — easily doubles as an office utility which is extremely useful for those who spend much of their work time seated at a desk.last_img read more

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Arrested LGBTI people face public caning next month in Indonesia

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The two men arrested by vigilantes in Aceh on suspicion of being gay. | Photo: Instagram/Muhamad Nasir via @kabaraaceh GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Last week, the vigilantes raided a boarding house where the two men were spending time together. The mob arrested them because they thought they were gay and then handed them over to police.This latest in a long list of raids carried by vigilantes happened in Indonesia’s Aceh province. It is the only province allowed to rule with Islamic Sharia Law in Indonesia.Introduced in 2014, Qanun Jinayat is a strict Islamic Sharia Law code unique to the Aceh province. Aceh is the only Indonesian province that can legally adopt by-laws derived from Sharia due to a ‘Special Status’ agreement brokered in 1999. Essentially, the Indonesian government allowed Aceh the Special Status to calm its desires during negotiations to become an independent state.Last year, Aceh became the first place in Indonesia to arrest and convict two men for homosexuality. The students were caned 82 times in a public square.The latest men arrested were charged under Article 63 of the 2014 Islamic Criminal Code, the anti-homosexuality law. They face a penalty of 100 lashes if convicted.It takes up to two months to process these charges and convictions in Aceh, which means the pair could face the caning as early as next month.The latest arrests bring the total of four LGBTI people in police custody in Aceh. In mid-March vigilantes rounded up a trans woman and man were from a beauty salon. Police also charged them with Article 63 of the Islamic Criminal Code.LGBTI people laying low or trying to escapeThe LGBTI community along with religious minorities and women have been the targets of a brutal crackdown in Indonesia over the past couple of years.center_img The crackdown has been felt most strongly in Aceh, a very conservative religious province.LGBTI advocacy groups have helped to transport people out of the region to Medan in North Sumatra or the capital, Jakarta. Once they have escaped the organizations provide them with shelter, job training, counselling and food.But as the numbers grow the organizations are struggling to keep up with the demand, according to Indonesian researcher for Human Rights Watch (HRW), Andreas Harsono.‘Aceh is the worst… all of Aceh is becoming a police state’ he told Gay Star News.‘The Jakarta and Medan LGBT groups are asking for money. The number of victims is growing. Everyone’s chipping in money.’Harsono himself once drove six LGBT people to safety from Aceh to Jakarta. He said the fear of persecution and need to leave Aceh has a devastating impact on people.‘I met with two young lesbian women, one was 20 when she was arrested in 2015. Her parents asked her politely not to come back (to Aceh) because it’s not safe,’ he said.The two women lost education opportunities because of their arrest. One missed out on a place at university and the other dropped out of her college course.Like many other persecuted LGBTI people the women are traumatized and miss their families greatly.Aceh’s trans womenAn LGBTI activists in Aceh who is sheltering formerly arrested trans women said the province’s 600-700 are ‘lying very low’ to avoid vigilante raids.Earlier this year Aceh police forcibly shaved the heads of detained trans women in a public square. Police released them only on the condition they ‘live like men’.Harsono said it was time the Indonesian government did something to protect LGBTI people, especially if it would continue to allow Aceh to rule with Sharia Law.‘The Indonesian government should do something to protect these individuals. Transgenders are especially often targeted due to their physical appearances,’ he said.‘The government at least should provide shelter in Medan, North Sumatra, providing them with training and later job, if the national government cannot revoke the discriminatory regulations in Aceh.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Vigilantes have once again raided the private residence of people they suspect to be LGBTI in Indonesia. Vigilantes strike again in Aceh, rounding up a trans woman and manAceh has just banned trans women working in hair salonsIndonesian gay couple flogged 80 times in front of cheering crowdRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arrested-lgbti-people-face-public-caning-next-month-in-indonesia/last_img read more

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