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December 12 2008 This Wednesday Arcosanti res

first_imgDecember 12, 2008 This Wednesday, Arcosanti residents had our annual Christmas Party at the Cafè level of the Crafts III building. About 50 people gathered in a jovial atmosphere of good food and high spirits. Some of the gourmet specialties included chicken soup, chicken puffs and chicken salad, all made with Arcosanti raised poultry. [Photo: Alfonso Elia & text: dkt] Each table had the heavy task of opening at least one bottle of champagne. [Photo: Alfonso Elia & text: dkt] Everybody was presented with a little Christmas gift and a big hug from Paolo Soleri. [Photo: Alfonso Elia & text: dkt]last_img read more

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Mobile and tablet viewing represented more than 21

first_imgMobile and tablet viewing represented more than 21% of all online video plays in the first quarter of 2014, up from 9% in Q1 2013 and 3.4% in Q1 2012, according to a new report.The Ooyala Q1 2014 Global Video Index said there had been a “year-over-year increase of 532% since 2012,” with mobile plays in Europe and Latin America outpacing those in North America, as a percentage of all online video plays.The report found that while the majority of videos viewed on tablets were short-form content, 48% of overall viewing time was spent watching videos of 30 minutes or more. In total, tablet viewers spent 77% of their watching videos of at least ten minutes in length, said Ooyala.It added that despite Android’s greater smartphone market share, iOS still dominates viewing in terms of smartphone video plays.“The statistics in our Global Video Index continue to affirm our belief that mobile is in large part the future of video and TV consumption. We see the acceleration of mobile video consumption happening globally, as consumers in every region adopt mobile and tablet video faster, and interact with it longer,” said Jay Fulcher, chief executive officer at Ooyala.last_img read more

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Snapchat parent company Snap Inc has started selli

first_imgSnapchat parent company Snap Inc has started selling its video camera-equipped sunglasses in Europe.Spectacles are available in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden priced at £129.99 or €149.99.The company announced the US launch of the glasses in September, marking its first move into the hardware market.Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or WiFi and can transfer ‘Memories’ directly into the app via a new circular video format.last_img read more

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The Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected

first_imgThe Guinness Six Nations Championship has selected AWS’s analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services to deliver a more in-depth insight into the rugby competition.As the official technology provider of the Six Nations, AWS will provide the technology behind the live broadcast of on-screen match data and statistics and power other aspects of the Six Nations Championship across the official website.The deal is designed to enhance the match experience for rugby fans around the world with seven new kinds of dynamic statistics due to be launched for the 2019 Six Nations ChampionshipThese new stats will look at scrum analysis, play patterns, try origins, team trends, ruck analysis, tackle analysis, and field position analysis.“I am excited to welcome AWS to the Six Nations family,” said Ben Morel, CEO, Six Nations Rugby. “With AWS now powering the Championship, we have the opportunity to place unparalleled innovation at the core of our rugby experience, for fans around the world.  This is a major boost for our Championship and a clear signal of our ambition to embrace innovation in all areas that will benefit our fans.”Amazon Web Services’ vice-president and managing director, EMEA, Andy Isherwood, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside one of the world’s most storied, most iconic, and most respected sporting events.”“Throughout this year’s Championship, and into future seasons, the Six Nations team will be able to develop new, advanced statistics that give unprecedented insight and understanding to the game. As we continue to add greater capabilities to our Machine Learning services, we will bring these to rugby fans, around the world.”last_img read more