Amazon ‘3D’ smartphone confirmed by “multiple trusted sources” – report

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 APR 2014 Amazon opens up Alexa Speaking to “multiple trusted sources”, BGR said it could confirm that Amazon was working on a smartphone with ‘3D’ functionality as reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Sources added that the new Amazon phone would include a total of six cameras to create the ‘3D’ imaging effect.Other details are a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, along with a “heavily customised” version of Android (similar to the version that powers Amazon’s tablets).BGR sources added that the display of Amazon’s debut phone would measure 4.7 inches diagonally and offer a pixel density at 720p HD resolution (lower than the 1080p HD resolution on many rival devices).It is believed Amazon is working on at least two handsets (the second featuring lower-end specs than the first, which will be launched later).According to the WSJ report, citing people ‘briefed on the company’s plans’, Amazon was gearing up for a smartphone launch in the second half of 2014.WSJ said the giant online retailer had been demonstrating versions of the handset to developers in recent weeks, which includes a screen capable of displaying seemingly 3D images – using retina-tracking technology – without the need for special glasses.The technology, which can manipulate text and images as the phone is moved by the viewer, is described as ideal for gaming.Amazon has apparently lined up two display makers for the smartphone, although only one is named in the WSJ report – Japan Display.This is not the first time that Amazon has been reported to be working on a smartphone.In October, according to the Financial Times, the online retailer was said to be in partnership with troubled vendor HTC.According to the report, three devices were in development, of which one was at an “advanced stage”. However, it was cautioned that the timeline for launch had changed before and that there may not be a commercial release at all. Ken Wieland Author Previous ArticleLINE aims for 1B users in 2015Next ArticleMicromax cool on Pantech speculation — report Tags Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more center_img Related HomeDevicesNews Amazon ‘3D’ smartphone confirmed by “multiple trusted sources” – report Amazon prepares to step out with Sidewalk Devices Amazon gauges interest in fresh Alexa hardware Amazonlast_img read more

Ten-X Commercial lays off nearly half its workforce

first_imgClose to 100 employees were given notice on Monday morning (Credit: iStock)Ten-X Commercial, an online real estate transaction platform, laid off half its workforce after efforts to sell the company fell through.Close to 100 employees in offices in Texas, New York and California were given notice on Monday morning during a call with executives, according to people on the call and those familiar with the matter.Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns Ten-X Commercial, has been trying to sell the company since the start of the year. CoStar Group had been in talks for a potential acquisition until recently, according to former Ten-X employees.Thomas H. Lee Partners declined to comment. Ten-X and CoStar did not respond to multiple requests for comment.Ten-X says that more than $50 billion in real estate transactions have been conducted through its marketplace. It was founded in 2007 as Auction.com, a residential real estate deal platform. In 2016, it launched a separate platform known as Ten-X Commercial, which provided a marketplace for commercial properties. Along the way, it received investments from multiple firms, including Barry Sternlicht’s Starwood Capital, Stone Point and CapitalG.In 2017, Thomas H. Lee Partners purchased a majority interest in Ten-X for close to $1.6 billion. The private equity firm quickly set about separating the two products — Auction.com and Ten-X Commercial — into siloed companies. Shortly after, Ten-X Commercial cut about 10 percent of its staff in early 2018.Since the private equity firm began marketing Ten-X earlier this year, it attracted multiple suitors, including Newmark Knight Frank. Newmark declined to comment. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Burlington named top desitination for American Beer Day (Oct 27)

first_imgAmerican Beer Day returns on October 27th to honor the nation’s favorite cold beverage and celebrate US brewers who have perfected their craft from coast to coast. To help guide thirsty patriots as they seek to imbibe, Roomkey.com(link is external) has listed its top destinations for craft beer, from Portland, Oregon to Burlington, Vermont. Each brew city on the list boasts exceptional breweries, offering locals and travelers alike the opportunity to enjoy uniquely American creations.Roomkey.com’s top seven craft beer destinations are:Burlington, VTThis sleepy college town has the most breweries per capita with just over two dozen filling the area. Magic Hat Brewing Company is one of the most recognized, and is a great place to check out beer being brewed.Denver, COHome of the Great American Beer Festival, Denver boasts more than 40 breweries. Coors might be the name that first comes to mind, but the craft offerings in the city are unbeatable. Almost any Denver hotel(link is external) will be near one of the breweries, but choose an Uptown location for walkable distances.Dallas/Fort Worth, TXThe DFW metroplex has a growing craft beer scene influenced by the history of Texas. Rahr& Sons, Franconia, Deep Ellum, Peticolas, Revolver, Lakewood, Four Corners, Community… these breweries, among others, have made a name for themselves in the Lone Star State.Kansas City, MOThis Midwestern city may be well known for their barbecue, but they’ve also got the right beer to go with it. Locals love Boulevard Brewing Co., which is now the second largest brewery in Missouri and the nation’s 10th largest craft brewer.Minneapolis/St. Paul, MNThe Twin Cities area boasts at least 30 breweries and proves that the Midwest is contributing their fair share of quality craft beer. The Fulton Brewery is home to a 9.2% ABV imperial stout – a great drink to warm up with during the brutal Minnesota winters. Click here to browse cozy hotel options(link is external).Portland, ORPortland has a whopping 53 breweries, more than any other city in the world. American-style hefeweizen was first debuted here at Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in the ‘80s. Innovation is a tradition that has stayed true as the beer scene grows, shown with a new trend in eco-breweries.Portland, METhe Portland on the east coast isn’t too shabby either: Allagash brewery has been named one of the best brewery tours in America by TripAdvisor. Each of Allagash’s 15 microbreweries brings a distinctly East Coast flair to their beer, including several blueberry ales or the lobster logo on Geary’s Pale Ale.About Room Key®Room Key is an experience-tailored hotel search engine created by six of the world’s leading hotel companies.  The personalized service enables travelers to quickly and easily compare value for their stay – based on specific attributes and preferences most important to individual guests – and book directly with more than 100 leading hotel brands in 159 countries around the world.  With a continued focus on providing consumers the best, personalized value for their trip, Room Key also allows travelers to compare properties based on the pricing and benefits associated with their respective hotel frequent guest programs – something that cannot be done on any other online travel booking site.Room Key was founded in 2012 by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) and Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), or their respective affiliates.  Through a collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), Room Key makes it easy to join the fight against cancer: for every stay booked on www.Roomkey.com(link is external), Room Key will donate $1 to SU2C through February 2017, accelerating vital research, delivering new therapies to patients and helping to save lives now. Visit the campaign website for more information:  www.Roomkey.com/StaytheNight(link is external).DALLAS, October 20, 2014 –  www.Roomkey.com(link is external)last_img read more

Navy orders stand down for medical personnel after employee allegedly called newborns ‘mini Satans’

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Navy’s surgeon general has ordered a stand down for all Navy medical personnel over the next 48 hours to reaffirm service commitments to patients and review social media policies after photos emerged on social media of medical personnel posing with newborns at a Navy hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.Two Navy hospital corpsmen at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, were removed from their jobs treating patients after they allegedly posted a video and photos of newborns to Snapchat, including a photo showing one of them flipping the middle finger at a newborn with the caption “how I currently feel about these mini Satans.”A video shows a female corpsman holding a newborn infant by the armpits while rocking the baby to rap music playing in the background.The images are no longer on Snapchat, but screengrabs have been shared on Facebook by concerned users. The imagery has drawn outrage on social media.In a message to all Navy medical personnel issued Tuesday evening, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, the surgeon general of the Navy, ordered a stand down for naval medical personnel to review policies and medical oaths and pledges to treat patients.“I have directed immediate mandatory all-hands stand downs within 48 hours at all Navy Medicine commands to review our oaths, our pledges, our reasons for serving, as well as Navy Medicine’s policy regarding use of personally owned phones and other recording devices,” said Faison in a blog post to Navy medical personnel. The admiral also prohibited the use of personal cellphones by medical care personnel in patient care areas until further notice.Faison also directed commanding officers at Naval medical facilities to contact mothers and expectant mothers to reassure them, inform them of the actions being taken and to address any of their concerns.“Unprofessional and inappropriate social media behavior is inconsistent with both our core values of honor, courage and commitment as well as our medical ethics, violating the oaths we took for our profession and office,” said Faison.“In an age where information can be shared instantly, what we say and post online must reflect the highest standards of character and conduct, in both our personal and professional lives,” said Faison. “As health care professionals, we are entrusted with the lives and well-being of all those who have volunteered to defend our freedom, including their families. We owe them the best care and compassion our nation can offer.“We also owe them our unqualified respect,” he added. “Any behavior that falls short of this expectation will be dealt with appropriately.”Faison also ordered commanders to make sure “no additional patient photos exist on social media and to take immediate action to remove such content.”A Navy official said stand downs for Navy medical personnel will take place in a staggered fashion over the next two days to ensure there is no impact to providing patient care.Earlier, the Navy confirmed that two hospital corpsmen had been removed from providing patient care at Naval Hospital Jacksonville because of the images posted to social media. Hospital corpsmen are enlisted Navy personnel who provide assistance to medical care professionals and also serve as combat medics when attached to Marine infantry units.“The individuals have been removed from patient care meaning they will not be providing direct patient care,” said Capt. Brenda Malone, a spokesperson for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine. Malone said the corpsmen are not being identified because of the ongoing investigation of the incident.A Navy official said the posting of the photos was being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and that only one newborn had been involved in the photos posted online by the corpsmen.“We are also contacting patients to address any questions or concerns they may have,” said Malone.“This type of behavior is incompatible with the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment, as well as medical ethics.An earlier statement posted on Facebook by the commanding officer of the Naval Hospital Jacksonville had labeled the photos and video as “outrageous, unacceptable [and] incredibly unprofessional,” and said they “cannot be tolerated.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

England collapse to 12-3 against Pakistan in 1st Test

first_imgIt took Pakistan just four balls to strike, with Rory Burns lbw for four to towering left-arm paceman Shaheen Afridi on the second day.England captain Joe Root was still on nought when he was given out leg before to Afridi but a successful review spared the skipper.Pakistan were soon celebrating again, however, when Mohammad Abbas had Dom Sibley lbw, the batsman wasting a review when clearly out.But there was no need for the third umpire to get involved when Abbas bowled left-handed batsman Stokes for a seven-ball nought with a superb delivery that clipped the top of off-stump.That left England 12-3 inside six overs.Pakistan made 326 all out in their first innings, opener Shan Masood top-scoring with a Test-best 156.last_img read more

A hardy career

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS MANY long-term Pakenham residents could remember the growth and change of the Hardy’s business throughout the years….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Weekend Galway GAA Club results

first_imgKinvara 3-17 Killimordaly 2-13Sarsfields 4-16 Carnmore 2-6Cois Fharraige 6-6 Moycullen 2-16Castlegar 3-10 Abbeyknockmoy 1-13 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U16 B1 HurlingAnnaghdown 3-8 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-6Mullagh/Kiltormer 11-17 Ballygar 1-6 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 A HurlingTurloughmore 4-16 Clarinbridge 1-16Craughwell 3-17 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-15       Ocean Hygiene Supplies andPackaging U16 A1 hurling Oranmore-Maree 1-10 Cappataggle 0-10 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 B HurlingArdrahan 5-14 Kilconieron 2-12Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 0-9 Michael Cusacks 0-8Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 1-21 Ballinasloe 1-6 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 16 C hurlingBallinderreen 4-9 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 3-8 Division 1 Hurling LeagueKilnadeema-Leitrim 3-12 Castlegar 1-12Loughrea 0-18 Turloughmore 0-13Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 2-22 Liam Mellows 2-6Sarsfields 0-12 Tommy Larkins 0-12 Division 2 Hurling League Ardrahan 3-20 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-12Beagh 4-16 Ballinderreen 1-15Oranmore-Maree 2-23 Abbeyknockmoy 2-12 Ocean Hygiene Supplies U14 A1 hurling ChampionshipGort 6-7 Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-5 Ocean Hygiene Supplies U14 A Hurling ChampionshipTurloughmore 1-8 Sarsfields 1-6 Ocean Hygiene Supplies U14 B1 Hurling Championship Kilconieron 2-8 St Thomas 0-8 Bon Secours Hospital Division 1 Football LeagueMountbellew/Moylough 2-18 St Mícheál’s 1-11Milltown 2-10 Killannin 1-8     Annaghdown 3-14 Caherlistrane 0-8                                                                                                   Bon Secours Hospital Division 2 Football LeagueOileain Arann 0-19 Moycullen 2-13 Bon Secours Hospital Division 4 Football League Williamstown 3-11 Carna Cashel 3-7 Division 3 Hurling League Group 1 An Spidéal 3-19 Moycullen 1-21Killimor 0-16 Kilconieron 1-13Annaghdown 1-15 Kilbeacanty 0-15    Meelick-Eyrecourt 2-15 Turloughmore 3-12 Division 3 Hurling League Group 2                                      Kinvara 1-17 Castlegar 3-10 John Dunne Cup – Group D Headford 0-19 Claregalway 1-5 Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship Ballygar 2-14 Mícheál Breathnach 1-17 Challoner Trophies U21B Hurling Championship Tommy Larkins 2-14 St Thomas 0-18Cappataggle 1-22 Ballinderreen 2-14Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 3-18 Padraig Pearses 3-15Moycullen 7-18 Portumna 5-14 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship                  Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 3-25 Ballinasloe 0-13 Challoner Trophies U21B1 Hurling Championship Carnmore 3-14 Abbeyknockmoy 2-9 Minor A Football League – North Northern Gaels 6-10 Caherlistrane 1-7 Corofin 0-13 St. Gabriels 1-7                                                   Caltra 5-12 Claregalway 1-5 Minor B1 Football League – NorthAnnaghdown 1-10 Kilconly 0-9Dunmore MacHales 3-10 Monivea-Abbey 0-3 Minor B2 Football League – North Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 2-12  Mountbellew/Moylough 0-3 Gullane’s Hotel Junior Hurling League Semi-Final     Turloughmore 2-17 Clarinbridge 2-16                                                                                       Junior Hurling League    Tooreen 1-12  Annaghdown 1-6Killimordaly 2-24 St Mary’s Athenry 0-13 Minor A Football League West Moycullen 2-11 Barna 1-7St Michael’s 2-12 St. James 0-6Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-17 Oranmore-Maree 1-7 Minor B Football League – WestAn Spidéal  4-8 Clonbur 0-8print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Singh, Dunnigan and Glick Named Soccer Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Hope Sabadash, Southeastern Louisiana; Megan Delaney, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bailey Fontenot, Lamar. Southland Soccer Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was named Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while Stephen F. Austin senior defender Megan Dunnigan was tabbed defensive player of the week and Stephen F. Austin senior Morgan Glick was selected as goalkeeper of the week, the league office announced Tuesday.  Honorable Mention: Hanna Barker, Stephen F. Austin; Julia Ranalli, Northwestern State; Kaitlyn Caro, Nicholls; Alexus Aviles, Lamar; Shelby Wilson, Central Arkansas.Defensive Player of the Week – Megan Dunnigan, Stephen F. AustinDunnigan captained the SFA back line to a 1-1 record to open the season. With her defensive command, the Ladyjacks shutout Oregon State to give SFA its first-ever win over a Pac-12 team in program history. The Ladyjacks also limited No. 9 Texas A&M to just one goal. The Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge H.S.), native played all 180 minutes of SFA’s two games. Honorable Mention: Chelsea Villaescusa, Southeastern Louisiana; Emma Biba, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stacia Carroll, Central Arkansas.Goalkeeper of the Week – Morgan Glick, Stephen F. Austin Glick, a senior from Boerne, Texas (Champion H.S.), helped SFA to a 1-1 record to open the season. She stopped Oregon State from finding the back of the net for a 2-0 shutout win against the Beavers. In Sunday’s match against No. 9 ranked Texas A&M, she faced 35 shots and surrendered only one goal while making eight saves. In two matches, Glick only gave up only one goal while recording 10 saves on 39 shots.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player. To receive honorable mention, a student-athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors. Offensive Player of the Week – Bri Singh, Southeastern LouisianaSingh, Southeastern’s leading scorer in 2013, scored both of the Lady Lions’ goals in Friday’s season-opening 2-0 win over Jackson State. The Lancaster, Calif. (Lancaster H.S.), native took six shots, three of which were on goal, and scored twice in 129 minutes of play.last_img read more

Intel, Micron Unveil New 25nm NAND Flash Chip

first_imgThe new 25nm, 2bit/cell chip can hold 8GB of digital capacity, more  than 10 times the capacity of a standard compact dic [700MB]. The chip  measures a mere 167mm2 — small enough to fit through the hole in the  middle of a compact disc.Intel and Micron Technology reset the NAND flash capacity bar a  little higher and the chip size threshold a little lower Feb. 1 with the  introduction of the world’s first 25-nanometer solid-state processor.The new 25nm, 2bit/cell chip can hold 8GB of digital capacity, more  than 10 times the capacity of a standard compact disc [700MB]. The chip  measures a mere 167mm2 — small enough to fit through the hole in the  middle of a compact disc.”This is not only the smallest NAND lithography in the world, it is  the smallest silicon manufacturing technology in the world,” Intel  Marketing Director Troy Winslow told eWEEK on a conference call. Resource Library:”This is now the largest capacity multi-level cell device on the  market, at 8GB. We were the first on 34nm, now we’re the first on 25nm.”The smaller size allows multiple 8GB chips to be packaged more  economically to increase storage capacity. The new 25nm 8GB device  reduces chip count by 50 percent compared to previous process  generations, allowing for smaller, yet higher-density, designs and  greater cost efficiencies, Winslow said.For example, a 256GB solid-state drive now can be enabled with only  32 of these devices, versus 64 previously, Winslow said. A 32GB  smartphone needs only four, and a 16GB flash card requires only two, he  said.NAND flash memory, used in consumer devices such as smartphones,  digital cameras, and personal music and media players, stores data and  retains the information even when the power is turned off. NAND flash  also is gaining market share for use as components in high-performance  solid-state drives for servers and storage arrays.IM Flash Technologies, Intel and Micron’s NAND flash joint venture,  continues to cram more capacity onto tinier pieces of silicon about  every six to eight months. IMFT debuted its 34nm, 3Bit/cell NAND flash  chip last August.The 25nm/8GB device is sampling now and is expected to enter mass  production in Q2 2010, Winslow said.last_img read more

International Education is all about being progressive

first_imgTodd Robinson, VP EF International AcademyThe fact remains that the world is going to be more global than it is now. Globalization has transformed the way we live, learnand work. The pace of growth of technology, particularly the ease and speed of communication, has continued to accelerate. Indians have embraced,Todd Robinson, VP EF International AcademyThe fact remains that the world is going to be more global than it is now. Globalization has transformed the way we live, learnand work. The pace of growth of technology, particularly the ease and speed of communication, has continued to accelerate.Indians have embraced this paradigm shift and are more prepared for a world that is global. International Education is all about being progressive and prepared for a world 5-10 years from now, mitigating the global challenges and opportunities- be it business or jobs. International education has brought Indian students at par with their global counter parts and equipped students with the right skills they would need to survive in a global scenario.More Indians are seeking international exposure as early as during their high school education. Without doubt, high school is increasingly becoming a place where students prepare for college, at earlier and earlier ages, rather than simply learning to socialize and advance their structured educations. Where applying to college was once something done primarily in junior and senior years, students around the world now begin preparing for the college admissions process as early as their freshman years. The grades they achieve, sports they play, art they create, and initiatives in which they are involved matter more and more toward college acceptance.For students who enroll from overseas, they learn early on what it means to adapt to a new culture and language, to living away from home and being responsible for their studies. This without a doubt prompts them toward maturity and prepares them for a life of studying, working and living abroad.By their very nature, international education promotes cross-cultural exchange and understanding. Students become friends with and learn from people they would never have met otherwise. They also become exposed to cultures once utterly foreign to them. This is incredibly beneficial, for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it makes them more empathetic and tolerant toward those who come from different backgrounds, which are significant attributes in a global society. In the future, when students choose a career path, they will be better equipped than other candidates to work in global markets and will bring more innovative, solutions to the work place.When applying to a prestigious university, these students are more likely to have versatile language skills and will be uniquely prepared for university life. They will have already adjusted to the amount of free time and responsibility they will have at university, and will have already overcome the common pitfalls. And they will have done so in a nurturing, supportive environment that assisted them in learning new coping mechanisms and study strategies. International exposure at a very early age opens the flood gates of unlimited resources and opportunities in the future. The network they students develop during their early years will prove to be tremendously resourceful. They will help them achieve and nurture all that they are capable of. With such knowledge resources at hand, students can take to pursuing any interest they desire.advertisementlast_img read more