Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – Detectives are investigating a robbery incident that occurred last night (Sunday 5th February 2017), in the Gracebay Road area of Providenciales.Around 10:58 pm Police responded to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where they met and spoke with the 57-year-old male victim who told them that he was walking towards Flamingoes on the beach Restaurant when he was approached by three (3) masked men who demanded his wallet. He cooperated with the culprits. One of them shot him in the left leg before making off. The wallet contained a large undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards. It is too early in the investigation to say whether it was a targeted or random incident.Anyone with information surrounding the incident above, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
Posted: February 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCongressmember Duncan D. Hunter joined Good Morning San Diego for a two-part interview to discuss important national and local issues. Qualcomm is a huge economic driver for the San Diego economy and “has a chip in almost every smartphone in the world,” said Hunter.In a letter to President Trump, Hunter strongly justified his position against allowing Broadcom to successfully purchase Qualcomm, saying “the potential impacts on U.S. security in critical situations are numerous.”Friday afternoon, Representative Duncan D. Hunter tweeted out his letter to President Trump justifying his request to order a National Security review. Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III February 23, 2018 Rep. Duncan D. Hunter urges Trump to block potential Qualcomm sale Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Duncan Hunter FacebookTwitter Need to watch Broadcom Ltd proposed takeover of Qualcomm. Ifallowed to occur, this would create a significant national security problem andcould mean the loss of thousands of jobs here in SD. Read my letter toPresident Trump urging him to order a national security review: pic.twitter.com/upyYdpQinf— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 23, 2018 Updated: 3:07 PM
Tags Now playing: Watch this: JBL Link View gives Google Assistant a smart screen with… 2:58 Best sound bars under $300 Comment TVs Audio Media Streamers Preview • JBL Link Bar brings Google Assistant, better TV sound for $400 JBL Offering both Google Assistant and Android TV, the JBL Link Bar is one of the most feature-packed, and most delayed, sound bars on the market. Originally scheduled to debut in 2018, JBL’s voice-controlled combo sound bar-streaming box is finally on sale for $400. The JBL Link Bar is a do-everything Frankenstein: an HDMI-connected sound bar that offers Google Assistant voice control in addition to streaming content via Google’s own Android TV system. Android TV is similar to the more popular Roku and Amazon Fire TV systems, with direct access to apps including Netflix, Hulu, ESPN and thousands more. The system is available on devices such as the Nvidia Shield and Sony smart TVs, but this is its first appearance built into a sound bar. The Link Bar appears to be based on the company’s earlier smart sound bar, the Link 300, which doesn’t offer video streaming. It has three 4K-compatible HDMI ports and an HDMI ARC output, plus it has built-in Chromecast for multiroom streaming from phones and Chrome browsers. The company also offers an optional subwoofer for $300.For those who don’t like the idea of having a live microphone in the house, the Link Bar also includes a feature called PrivacySwitch the company says will “ensure the highest level of security and privacy and leave hackers out of the house.” The Link Bar is late to the party, and at least two competing products offer compelling alternatives, though neither offers video streaming. The first is the Polk Command Bar, which was designed in conjunction with Amazon, incorporates Alexa and includes a subwoofer. The second is the Sonos Beam, which has both Alexa and Google Assistant plus the well-established Sonos ecosystem. Look out for a review of the JBL Link Bar in the near future. 1 18 Photos JBL Link Bar Review • JBL jams Google Assistant and Android TV into a sound bar Amazon Google Share your voice
Bungie’s next big title, the first-person shooter space-themed pseudo MMO Destiny, is due out in one week on September 9. If you participated in the beta or watched livestreams but still need something to satiate your caped space warrior hunger, Bungie has something that should hold you over until next week. Using Google’s Street View technology, Bungie has built Destiny Planet View, allowing you to explore various game worlds using the familiar Street View medium.Planet View gives you an audio tour of the game’s locales, providing trivia and tidbits about the game’s lore mixed in with real facts about the corresponding real-life planets.Using the Planet Viewer, you can explore Mars, Venus, and the Moon as they appear in Destiny. The accompanying narration explains why, for instance, Venus is rife with jungles as opposed to a barren space rock like the real-life analog. Mars is still a desert, though it’s occupied by a military faction, while the Moon is occupied by an ancient evil, which will hopefully turn out less cliché in the game than it sounds in summary.When exploring, you can click on game-related objects in the environment to receive more info, such as vehicles, items, and even Easter eggs. It’s obviously not as expansive as a regular Street View experience, and Bungie didn’t throw the whole game into the engine so as to not ruin anything. It’s basically a glorified advertisement, but it’s much better than a standard commercial or pre-roll video ad on YouTube.
Kolkata: Sur Jahan, a three-day world peace music festival will be inaugurated at Mohar Kunj on February 1.The festival has been organised by Banglanatak dot com. Music for all and music for peace is the motto of the festival. The festival is non ticketed and open to all. Artistes from Hungary, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, Cape Verde and Germany will take part in the festival. There will be workshop on the concept of international music and peace in the morning and folk performances will be held in the evening. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalMawlawiyah, a group of Egyptian folk artistes will perform on February 2. The group was set up by singer Amer Eltony to safeguard Egypt’s Mevlevi heritage. The group has enthralled the audience across the world and had performed in Sur Jahan then known as Sufi Sutra in 2011. Folk artistes from Bengal will take part in the festival. A band led by Debaleena Bhowmick will present different genres of folk music that is going to take the audience through the traditional music stream of Bengal. Bauls of Bengal will also take part in the three-day festival. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere will be Chhau dance and Raibenshe dance along with Jhumur and Baul songs. Bhawaiya song and Dhimat dance will be presented at the festival. Bhatiyali songs and Newar dance will be performed by the artistes. The artistes will come from both the South and North Bengal. There will be stalls on handicrafts to showcase various products. It should be mentioned that there are around 2 lakh folk artistes in the state who have received monthly stipend. Moreover, to assist them financially, the artistes are invited to perform at fairs and other functions organised by the state government.
A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents’ garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December, where it is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars, Christie’s said on Monday.The so-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts and being sold on Dec. 11, is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been sold directly by Jobs, then just 21, to an individual from the Los Altos, California family home, Christie’s said.”It all started with the Apple-1 and with this particular machine,” said Andrew McVinish, Christie’s director of decorative arts.”When you see a child playing with an iPad or iPhone, not too many people know that it all started with the Apple-1,” he added. “So to be able to own a machine that started the digital revolution is a very powerful attraction.”The computer is being sold by Robert Luther, a Virginia collector who bought it in 2004 at a police auction of storage locker goods without knowing all the details of its history.”I knew it had been sold from the garage of Steve Jobs in July of 1976, because I had the buyer’s canceled check,” Luther wrote on a kickstarter page soliciting funding for a book on the machine’s history.”My computer had been purchased directly from Jobs, and based on the buyers address on the check, he lived four miles from Jobs.”In 1999, the Ricketts Apple-1 was acquired by Bruce Waldack, an entrepreneur who had just sold his company, DigitalNation. Waldack eventually lost his fortune, left the country and died in 2007. The Ricketts Apple-1 was auctioned at a self-storage facility in Virginia, where Luther purchased it.An Apple-1 expert serviced and started the computer, running the standard original software program, Microsoft BASIC, and an original Apple-1 Star Trek game to test it out, Christie’s said.The computer will be sold with the canceled check from the original garage purchase on July 27, 1976 made out to Apple Computer by Charles Ricketts for $600, which Ricketts later labeled as “Purchased July 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in Los Altos”.A second canceled check for $193 from Aug. 5, 1976 is labeled “Software NA Programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976.” The checks were used as evidence for the city of Los Altos to designate the Jobs family home on Crist Drive for eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.Last month, the Henry Ford organization paid $905,000 at auction for one of the few remaining Apple-1 computers, which was more than twice the pre-sale estimate.Fewer than 50 original Apple-1s are believed to be in existence of the few hundred originally produced.(Editing by Patricia Reaney, Bernard Orr) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read November 3, 2014 Register Now »
This year’s Google IO 2019 was meant to be big, and it didn’t disappoint at all. There’s a lot of big news to talk about as it introduced and showcased exciting new products, updates, features and functionalities for a much better user experience. Google I/O kicked off yesterday and it will run through Thursday May 9 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. It has approximately 7000 attendees from all around the world. “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. We are moving from a company that helps you find answers to a company that helps you get things done. Our goal is to build a more helpful Google for everyone.” Sundar Pichai, Google CEO commenced his Keynote session with such strong statements. He further listed a few recent tech advances and said “We continue to believe that the biggest breakthroughs happen at the intersection of AI.” He then went on to discuss how Google is confident that it can do more AI without private data leaving your devices, and that the heart of the solution will be federated learning. Basically, federated learning is a distributed machine learning approach which enables model training on a large corpus of decentralized data. It enables mobile phones at different geographical locations to collaboratively train a machine learning model without transferring any data that may contain personal information from the devices. While the keynote lasted for nearly two hours, some of the breakthrough innovation in tech were introduced which will be briefed in detail moving ahead in the article. Google Search at Google IO 2019 Google remains a search giant, and that’s something it has not forgotten at Google IO 2019. However, search is about to become far more visually rich, thanks to the inclusion of AR camera trick which is now introduced directly into search results. They held an on-stage demonstration at Google IO which showed how a medical student could search for a muscle group, and be presented within mobile search results with a 3D representation of the body part. Not only could it be played with within the search results, it could be placed on the user’s desk to be seen at real scale from their smartphone’s screen. Source: Google And even larger things, like an AR shark, could be put into your AR screen, straight from the app. The Google team showcased this feature as the shark virtually appeared live in front of the audience. Google Lens bill splitting and food recommendations Google Lens was something which caught audience’s interest in the Google’s App arsenal. Lens was presented in a way that it can use image recognition to deliver information based on what your camera is looking at. A demo was shown on how a combination of mapping data and image recognition will let Google Lens make recommendations from a restaurant’s menu, just by pointing your camera at it. And when the bill arrives, point your camera at the receipt and it’ll show you tipping info and bill splitting help. They also announced their partnership with recipe providers to allow Lens to produce video tutorials when your phone is pointed at a written recipe. Source: Google Debut of Android Q beta 3 version At Google IO Android Q beta 3 was introduced, it is the 10th generation of the Android operating system, and it comes with new features for phone and tablet users. Google announced that there are over 2.5 billion active Android devices as the software extends to televisions, in-car systems and smart screens like the Google Home Hub. Further it was discussed how the Android will work with foldable devices, and how it will be able to seamlessly tweak its UI depending on the format and ratio of the folding device. Another new feature of live caption system in Android Q will turn audio instantly into text to be read. It’s a system function triggered within the volume rocker menu. They can be tweaked for legibility to your eyes, doesn’t require an internet connection, and happens on videos that have never been manually close-captioned. It’s at an OS level, letting it work across all your apps. Source: Google The smart reply feature will now work across all messaging apps in Android Q, with the OS smartly predicting your text. The Dark Theme activated by battery saver or the quick tile was introduced. Lighting up less pixels in your phone will save its battery life. Android Q will also double down on security and privacy features, such as a Maps incognito mode, reminders for location usage and sharing (such as only when a delivery app is in use), and TLSV3 encryption for low end devices. Security updates will roll out faster too, updating over the air without a reboot needed for the device. With Android Q Beta 3 which will be launched today on 21 new devices, Google also announced that it will make Kotlin, a statically typed programming language for writing its Android apps. Chrome to be more transparent in terms of cookie control Google announced that it will update Chrome to provide users with more transparency about how sites are using cookies, as well as simpler controls for cross-site cookies. A number of changes will be made to Chrome to enable features, like modifying how cookies work so that developers need to explicitly specify which cookies are allowed to work across websites — and could be used to track users. The mechanism is built on the web’s SameSite cookie attribute and you can find the technical details on web.dev. In the coming months, Chrome will require developers to use this mechanism to access their cookies across sites. This change will enable users to clear all such cookies while leaving single domain cookies unaffected, preserving user logins and settings. It will also enable browsers to provide clear information about which sites are setting these cookies, so users can make informed choices about how their data is used. This change also has a significant security benefit for users, protecting cookies from cross-site injection and data disclosure attacks like Spectre and CSRF by default. They further announced that they will eventually limit cross-site cookies to HTTPS connections, providing additional important privacy protections for our users. Developers can start to test their sites and see how these changes will affect behavior in the latest developer build of Chrome. They have also announced Flutter for web, mobile and desktop. It will allow web-based applications to be built using the Flutter framework. The core framework for mobile devices will be upgraded to Flutter 1.5. And for the desktop, Flutter will be used as an experimental project. “We believe these changes will help improve user privacy and security on the web — but we know that it will take time. We’re committed to working with the web ecosystem to understand how Chrome can continue to support these positive use cases and to build a better web.” says Ben Galbraith – Director, Chrome Product Management and Justin Schuh – Director, Chrome Engineering Next generation Google Assistant Google has been working hard to compress and streamline the AI that Google Assistant taps into from the cloud when it is processing voice commands. Currently every voice request has to be run through three separate processing models to land on the correctly-understood voice command. It is only data that until now has taken up 100GB of storage on many Google servers. But that’s about to change. As Google has figured how to shrink that down to just 500MB of storage space, and to put it on your device. This will help lower the latency between your voice request and the task you’ve wished to trigger being carried out. It’s 10x faster – ‘real time’, according to Google. It also showed a demo where, a Google rep fired off a string of voice commands that required Google Assistant to access multiple apps, execute specific actions, and understand not only what the rep was saying, but what she actually meant. For example she said, “Hey Google, what’s the weather today? What about tomorrow? Show me John Legend on Twitter; Get a Lyft ride to my hotel; turn the flashlight on; turn it off; take a selfie.” Assistant executed the whole sequence flawlessly, in a span of about 15 seconds. Source: Google Further demos showed off its ability to compose texts and emails that drew on information about the user’s travel plans, traffic conditions, and photos. And last but not the least it can also silence your alarms and timers by just saying ‘Stop’ to help you go back to your slumber. Google Duplex gets smarter Google Duplex is a Google Assistant service which earlier use to make calls and bookings on your behalf based on the requests. But now It’s getting more smarter as it comes with the new ‘Duplex on the web’ feature. Now you can ask Google Duplex to plan a trip, and it’ll begin filling in website forms such as reservation details, hire car bookings and more, on your behalf. And it only awaits you to confirm the details it has input. Google Home Hub is dead, Long live the Nest Hub Max At Google IO, the company announced it was dropping the Google Home moniker, instead rebranding its devices with the Nest name, bringing them in line with its security systems. The Nest Hub Max was introduced, with a camera and larger 10-inch display. With a built-in Nest Cam wide-angle lens security camera (127 degrees), which the original Home Hub omitted due to privacy concerns, it’s now a far more security-focussed device. It also lets you make video calls using a wide range of video calling apps. Cameras and mics can be physically switched off with a slider that cuts off the electronics, for the privacy-conscious. Source: Google Voice and Face match features, allowing families to create voice and face models, will let the Hub Max know to only show an individual’s information or recommendations. It’ll also double up as a kitchen TV, if you’ve access to YouTube TV plans, and lowering the volume is as simple as raising your hand in front of the display. It’ll be launched this summer for $229 in the US, and AU$349 in Australia. The original Hub also gets a price cut to $129 / AU$199. Other honorable mentions Google Stadia: Google had introduced its new game-streaming service, called Stadia in March. The service uses Google’s own servers to store and run games, which you can then connect to and play whenever you’d like on literally any screen in your house including your desktop, laptop, TV, phone and tablet. Basically, if it’s internet-connected and has access to Chrome, it can run Stadia. Today at I/O they announced that Stadia will not only stream games from the cloud to the Chrome browser but on the Chromecast, and other Pixel and Android devices. They plan to launch ahead this year in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. A cheaper Pixel phone: While other smartphones are getting more competitive in terms of pricing, Google introduced its new Pixel 3a which is less powerful than the existing Pixel 3, and at a base price of $399, which is half as expensive as Pixel 3. In 2017 Forbes had done an analysis on why Google Pixel failed in the market and one of the reason was its exorbitant high price. It states that the tech giant needs to come to the realization that its brand in the phone hardware business is just not worth as much as Samsung’s or Apple’s that it can command the same price premium. Source: Google “Focus mode:” A new feature coming to Android P and Q devices this summer will let you turn off your most distracting apps to focus on a task, while still allowing text messages, calls, and other important notifications through. Augmented reality in Google Maps: AR is one of those technologies that always seems to impress the tech companies that make it more than it impresses their actual users. But Google may finally be finding some practical uses for it, like overlaying walking directions when you hold up your phone’s camera to the street in front of you. Incognito mode for Google Maps: It also announced a new “incognito” mode for Google Maps, which will stop keeping records of your whereabouts while it’s enabled. And they will further roll out this feature in Google Search and YouTube. Read Next Google I/O 2019: Flutter UI framework now extended for Web, Embedded, and Desktop You can now permanently delete your location history, and web and app activity data on Google Google’s Sidewalk Lab smart city project threatens privacy and human rights: Amnesty Intl, CA says