Zuckerberg offers VR update at Oculus unveiling

first_imgHome Zuckerberg offers VR update at Oculus unveiling Tags FacebookOculusVR Previous ArticleFCC presses on with controversial small cell planNext ArticleTelia Kcell stake sale falls through – report Related Steve Costello Oculus announced an all-in-one headset intended to further its aspirations for VR in the mainstream as Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of parent company Facebook (pictured), outlined the steps needed to invigorate the industry.Touching on a previously stated aspiration to get 1 billion people into VR, he said: “We have a saying at Facebook that the journey is 1 per cent finished, and in this case, not even quite. But I’m confident that we’re going to get there.” To take the next steps on the path, “we all need to focus on solving two important problems next”.Speaking at the Oculus Connect 5 event, the executive said that first up is the creation of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Noting that, while there are already “thousands” of VR titles, “right now a lot of this is indie development, a lot of this is still funded directly by us to get the ecosystem started, some of it is big studios exploring, even if it’s not profitable yet.”“So the big question is what is it going to take for it to be profitable for all developers to build these large efforts for VR?”The answer is scale, specifically the need for 10 million people on a given platform, which is “the threshold where the number of people using and buying VR content makes it sustainable and profitable for all kinds of developers.” And, pointing out that is 10 million per platform, “because if you build a game for Rift, it doesn’t necessarily work on Go or PlayStation”, he pledged future versions of Oculus products will maintain compatibility with existing models to create a larger addressable base.DesignThe second need is “to build a product with a form factor that is comfortable, you can take with you anywhere you go, and is powerful enough to run any experience we want”. The Facebook chief identified key attributes of “the ideal VR system” including the need to be standalone; support hand tracking; and offer six-degrees of freedom – before introducing its new Oculus Quest device.Quest sits between Oculus Go (“the most affordable way to experience VR for the first time”) and Oculus Rift (“for experiences that need a PC to push the edge of what’s possible”). Set to ship in early 2019, it will be priced at $399, with more than 50 titles available at launch and more promised “soon”.In a statement, the company said that among the promised content is “a yet untold Star Wars story” called Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, which will debut exclusively on Oculus Quest. It will “let you step inside the Star Wars universe and wield a lightsabre like a true Jedi”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2018 center_img Facebook trials feature to connect neighbours Australia funds regulator to oversee new media law Author Asia Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more WhatsApp payments resurfaces in Brazillast_img read more

Lenexa’s Warmth Trees program kicks off after Thanksgiving

first_imgLenexa is gearing up for Warmth Trees, during which people can come decorate trees like this one at the Lenexa Rec Center with warm clothing to be donated locally. Photo courtesy of city of LenexaLenexa is gearing up for its annual Warmth Trees program — a local opportunity to gather winter coats, blankets and other warm clothing for those in the community who need them.Emily Semadeni, legal assistant for Lenexa and chair of the city’s We Care committee, said the cause is great members of the community who especially want to help their neighbors.“It is a time of year when a lot of folks are focusing on abundance and gratitude, and it is an easy, simple task to do to reach out to the community and to bring them warmth, not only physically but emotionally let them know that their community cares about them.“We want to encourage the community to help share the warmth of the season.”Starting Nov. 26, city staff will have Warmth Trees stationed throughout Lenexa. People can decorate the trees with hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks, earmuffs, blankets and even cash donations, if they so choose.“We’ve had folks knit hats and scarves with all of the school colors,” Semadeni said. “It has been so cool to see someone taking the time to hand-make these donations to benefit the community members that need the assistance.”The Warmth Trees will be at the following locations:Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.Municipal Services, 7700 Cottonwood St.Lenexa Rec Center, 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.Lenexa Public Market, 8750 Penrose LaneFire Station 1, 9620 Pflumm Rd.Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St.Lenexa Police Department, 12500 W. 87th St. Pkwy.Donated items will decorate the trees through Dec. 31, after which city staff will collect the items and divide them to be distributed among three groups: the clothing center at the Shawnee Mission School District, the Sunflower House and Safe Home.“I can’t even remember not doing it; I’ve been with the city for 18 years,” Semadeni said, adding that social media has probably acted as a catalyst that allowed public participation to surge in recent years.During last year’s drive, Lenexa was able to collect several blankets, glove/mitten combinations and the following:341 hats46 scarves404 pairs of gloves/mittens63 pairs of socks22 earmuffsLenexa staff also participates in Red Bags KC, a local nonprofit that provides opportunities for people to sponsor children for Christmas by filling red bags with gifts for them. Each city department adopts individuals or families, gathers information about them such as their clothes sizes and wish lists, and then fills a red bag of wrapped gifts of new clothes, toys and necessities for them. Semadeni said some of the requests by the children can get fun.“We do our best to help meet their necessities — warm winter clothing, things of that nature,” she said, “but one of our boys this year, he’s 7, he asked for a one-pound bag of Skittles. So sometimes they’re fun.”last_img read more

16 April update

first_img Oct 15, 2020 Today, there were 35 test results received; two were positive and 33 were negative. Thankfully, there were no additional hospitalizations, and there were no reported deaths today. there are 43 active cases, of which34 persons are under active public health monitoring, and9 persons are hospitalized;a total of 35 have now recovered, andthe total deceased remains at 5. You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Out of the 83 positive cases confirmed to date, 37 are males, and 46 are females. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The average age of all of our confirmed positive cases is 56. The median age is 58, and the age range of all of our positive cases is from 18 to 91 years. The age of persons hospitalized ranges between 67 and 82 years, and the average age is 74. Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… With these 2 new cases, Bermuda’s total confirmed positive cases is now 83. Their status is as follows: Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID COVID-19 Update BermudaOn Saturday there were 82 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and none were positive for COVID-19. Bermuda has 123 total confirmed positive cases. Their updated status is as follows: *  there are 41 active cases, of which *  35 persons are under active public health monitoring, and…May 18, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Bermuda – no new positivesOn Tuesday there were 104 test results received by the Ministry of Health. None were positive for COVID-19. Bermuda continues to have 115 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows: there are 54 active cases, of which38 persons are under active public health monitoring, and16 persons are hospitalized;a…May 6, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Bermuda May 13Yesterday there were 153 test results received by the Ministry of Health; and 2 were positive for COVID-19. Bermuda now has 121 total confirmed positive cases. Their status is as follows: There are 47 active cases, of which 40 persons are under active public health monitoring, and 7 persons are hospitalized with 2…May 13, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Good times roll on for top-100

first_imgBusiness continues to be buoyant at the Top-100, according to the latest snapshot from a long-running survey of the legal sector.According to Deloitte’s Quarterly Legal Sector Survey, average income in this segment rose by 4.7% in the second quarter of 2015-16, an increase of 1.6% per fee-earner. This resulted in an overall increase of 4.5% in fee income in the first half of the financial year.Average fee income increases of just over 5% were achieved by firms in the 1-10, 26-50 and 51-100 size categories this quarter, with more modest growth of 2% achieved by firms in the 11-25 size category.Growth in the largest firms was achieved through an increase in the rates recovered, while growth for firms ranked 26-100 was predominantly due to increases in fee-earner numbers of around 4%.Jeremy Black, professional services partner at Deloitte, said: ‘This quarter was a particularly strong quarter for the largest firms with strong demand in certain practice areas and an increased focus on pricing and profitability driving growth.’For firms outside the 1-10 size category, increases in fee income have largely been achieved through growth in fee-earner numbers rather than increases in chargeable hours per fee-earner or rates. A focus on pricing and profitability will be key in the second half of the financial year given some of the pressures firms are seeing on fee-earner salaries.’The survey, which has been reporting for more than eight years, also found that participants expect a relatively strong third quarter, with firms predicting average fee income increases of 6%.last_img read more

GSC Baseball Tournament Delayed Until Monday

first_imgGSC Baseball Tournament Delayed Until Monday GSC Tournament delayed until Monday Sharecenter_img MILLINGTON, Tenn. —  The GSC Baseball Tournament has been pushed back to Monday, May 4 due to heavy rain Saturday and impending rain in the forecast for Sunday. The first game will begin Monday with the same schedule as Saturday’s original schedule. The Argos are slated to start the second game of the day at 1pm versus GSC West Division No. 1 seed Delta State.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cesc: Pep Guardiola will coach in the Premier League

first_img He was speaking in an interview on Onda Cero, the Spanish radio station, and also said that Chelsea are doing something “very wrong”.  The Chelsea midfielder, formerly of Barcelona, said of the Bayern Munich coach: “I have no doubt that Pep will test himself in the Premier League one day. I have spoken to him in the past and I know that he likes it a lot.” The Blues have been in terrible form this season and Jose Mourinho has been given staunch criticism.  “Things are not going well in the league,” explained Cesc.  CET “Last season we lost four games in the entire season and this season I have practically lost count, I don’t know if it is six or seven defeats. Clearly we are doing something very wrong.”center_img Sport EN Upd. at 19:12 11/11/2015 Cesc Fabregas claims Pep Guardiola will coach in the Premier League. last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs/Autism Canucks Jersey Winner

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports would like to salute everyone involved in the campaign with Team of the Week honours. The Nelson Leafs Autism Awareness Campaign was a big hit on an off the ice as the Hockey Society brought the neurodevelopmental disorder to the forefront during a recent five-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home stand at the NDCC Arena.Another winner was Sam Kitch, who won the autographed jersey by the Vancouver Canucks.last_img

George McDonagh’s Greyhound Selections For W/E Feb 25th

first_imgFriday SaturdayRACE 1 WELCOME TO GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM A6 525 19:52 = TRAP 4 BURNPARKAINARACE 2 THE RECENT TOTE RETURNS S8 350 20:07 = TRAP 5 WILLBROOK AMBERRACE 3 THE ONLINE BOOKINGS A8 525 20:22 = TRAP 2 ROSSHILL RUBYRACE 4 THE ELM VIEW & PLENARD PUPPIES BRIDLE STAKES S7 350 20:37 = TRAP2 ORBSEN RUARACE 5 RACING ON SATURDAY ONLY NEXT WEEK A5 525 20:52 = TRAP 6 MYTHICALBEAN(NAP)RACE 6 THE LIAM HYNES RETIREMENT RACE S5 21:07 = TRAP 1 TOMS ATTACKRACE 7 PAULA’S LAST FLING BEFORE THE RING A4 21:22 = TRAP 2 FAST FITGEORGERACE 8 CON AND ANNIE KIRBY MEMORIAL TRIAL STAKE NEXT WEEK A121:37 = TRAP 5 BUTTSYS BOYRACE 9 THE TRIAL SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK A3 550 21:52 = TRAP 5 DERRYLOUGHNANERACE 10 RACING NEXT SATURDAY LUCKY LAST A3 525 22:07 = TRAP 2 TIERMANAGINprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email RACE 1 THE TRIO POOLS NON WINNER OF LAST 4 525 19:37 = TRAP 4 KNOCKDINEBLUERACE 2 RONNIE 2 HOT 2 TROT A5 525 19:52 = TRAP 5 ARCADE JESSRACE 3 THE RECENT TOTE RESULTS 350 20:07 = TRAP 2 GOOD DAYRACE 4 THE DUBLIN COACH A8 525 20:22 = TRAP 3 ROSSHILL RACHELRACE 5 THE BARKING BUZZ APP S6 350 20:37 = TRAP 1 WILLROSE BOLTRACE 6 THE TRACY WALLACE HEN PARTY A7 525 20:52 = TRAP 1 KNOCKDINEDIVINERACE 7 THE ELM VIEW & PLENARD PUPPIES BRIDLE STAKES S4 350 21:07 = TRAP3 TYRUR JACOBRACE 8 THE COMMUNIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS A4 525 21:22 = TRAP 4 TIERMANARUM(NAP`0RACE 9 THE UPCOMING SWEEPSTAKES A6 525 21:37 = TRAP 2 ORBSEN MAYRACE 10 THE ONLINE TRIALS BOOKINGS A5 525 21:52 = TRAP 2 CLANCYRACE 11 THE RACING TOMORROW LUCKY LAST A3 525 22:07 = TRAP 1 DREAMS OFINAGHlast_img

Adrian Morrissey named on Club Hurling Team of the Year

first_imgIn a season that saw them successfully retain their All-Ireland club title, Dublin champions Cuala have six players on the team. Dual star Con O’Callaghan is joined by his older brother Cian on the final 15, while goalkeeper Sean Brennan, centre back Sean Moran, midfielder Darragh O’Connell and sharp shooter David Treacy are also honoured.Defeated finalists Na Piarsaigh have six players on the team in recognition of their own impressive exploits. Defenders Michael Casey, Alan Dempsey and Cathall King all feature, Ronan Lynch is in midfield while Adrian Breen and Kevin Downes complete the full forward line.Ballygunner and Waterford ace Philip Mahony is recognised for his powerful contribution to their tilt at the Munster title, likewise Adrian Morrissey for his exploits with a ground breaking Liam Mellows side in Galway.There’s another landmark achievement for Slaughtneil of Derry with Brendan Rogers selected at centre forward. It comes after they had Antóin McMullan, Chris and KarkMcKaigue and Christopher Bradley named on the inaugural AIB GAA Club Football Awards.Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan congratulated all the winners and said: “The AIB GAA Club Hurling Championship was yet again a competition of real quality and produced a final that will live long in the memory.“Our Association is built on our pride in the place we call home.  It’s what motivates players to perform such heroics for the honour of the area they represent be it a big town or a little village. It’s what encourages people to play and inspires others to volunteer in our clubs.“It’s a great honour for all of those players who have been selected – especially with this being the inaugural year of these awards – and I congratulate them all.“The AIB GAA Club Championships continue to grow from strength to strength and these awards are a reflection of that, and it’s something the whole club can share in and celebrate.”Denis O’Callaghan, AIB’s Head of Retail Banking said: “AIB is very proud to celebrate its 27th year sponsoring the club championships and to partner with The GAA for the introduction of the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards.“Today, we are delighted to announce the AIB GAA Club Hurler’ awards, on the back of announcing the AIB GAA Footballer awards last week. To be named on the Club Hurler and Footballers awards is a real honour for these players, their families, counties, and clubs. They deserve recognition for their immense passion and commitment to their club throughout #TheToughest competition. On behalf of AIB I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each of the winners and to thank the national and regional sports media for taking the time to cast their votes and for their continued support for the AIB GAA Club Championships.”The awards will be presented at a function in Croke Park this Saturday night, and where the AIB GAA Club Hurler of the Year will also be announced. The nominees for the prize are Na Piarsaigh defender Michael Casey, and Cuala duo Sean Moran and Con O’Callaghan.AIB GAA CLUB PLAYER AWARDS – HURLING 2018Sean Brennan (Cuala)Michael Casey (Na Piarsaigh)Cian O’Callaghan (Cuala)Alan Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh)Cathall King  (Na Piarsaigh)Sean Moran (Cuala)Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)Darragh O’Connell (Cuala)Ronan Lynch (Na Piarsaigh)David Treacy (Cuala)Brendan Rogers (Slaughtneil)Adrian Morrissey (Liam Mellows)Adrian Breen (Na Piarsaigh)Kevin Downes (Na Piarsaigh)Con O’Callaghan (Cuala) Inaugural AIB GAA Club Players’ Hurling Awards Announced AIB GAA CLUB HURLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEESMichael Casey (Na Piarsaigh), Sean Moran (Cuala) Con O’Callaghan (Cuala)ADRIAN MORRISSEYprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img After an epic All-Ireland final played out over two gripping games, Cuala and Na Piarsaigh are the dominant forces on the inaugural AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards in hurling. The new initiative sees an overall team of outstanding performers atthe provincial and All-Ireland stages being recognised for the first time, and was selected by a cross section of GAA media.last_img read more

Rep Heise invites residents to November coffee hours

first_img State Rep. Kurt Heise invites residents of the 20th House district to meet with him in Northville this month for coffee to discuss state and local issues.Rep. Heise’s coffee hours are scheduled for Friday, November 20th from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Red Olive Restaurant, 39869 Seven Mile Road in Northville (just west of Haggerty Road).“One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to meet with and hear from everyone in our community,” said Rep. Heise, R-Plymouth. “I always look forwarding to meeting with our neighbors and bringing their ideas and concerns back to Lansing.”No appointments are necessary for these office hours. Residents who are not able to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Heise’s office by phone at 1-855-REPKURT, or by email at [email protected]### Categories: News 12Nov Rep. Heise invites residents to November coffee hourslast_img read more