The Huffington Post
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"Hardcore adventure experiences - what it's like to be swimming with sharks... "American experiences like the American ballet theatre." So far, USA Today's VR play has focused on visual spectacle over out-and-out storytelling. Perhaps such a tactic more naturally fits the novel medium than reportage. The first live production under the VRtually There strand is the inauguration of new US president Donald Trump. The publisher isn't just producing editorial content, it also wants to make VR content for brand sponsors. Last year, Toyota, Macy's, Amazon and Alcatel all paid USA Today for VR. For example: USA Today's recent VR trip around Talinn, Estonia , includes pre-roll and mid-roll for Toyota. Its VR video putting viewers inside a burning building includes sponsorship from Nest, but outside of the video unit entirely. But USA Today has also built an ad format it's calling the " cubemercial ", for creating advertiser experiences inside the VR content itself.
The Event Chronicle
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This open source format — which allows for debatecomes in direct opposition to the mainstream media, which acts like an authority figure telling people what to think. The Collision Between Mainstream and Alternative Media The information war between the two is really the result of two things: a disgruntled public that has been lied to for centuries, and the dawn of the Internet which has created a platform for the free flow of information all over the globe. As a result, the buried truths of the past and obfuscated realities of the present are rising to the surface and being exposed by the alternative media. This is scaring the hell out to the establishment media, since it’s their job to keep the current power structure afloat. If the present trend continues at its current pace, then it’s only a matter of time before alternative media becomes the dominant force in mainstream consciousness.
Bleacher Report
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Finally, there's Zaza Pachulia, who garnered more fan votes than every West player but Harden, Curry, Durant and Westbrook. Players and media restored order to the chaos by ignoring him on their ballots. Under the old format, he would have started. So before you lament any of the changes to the system this year, mull that over for a second. NBA head coaches will determine the backups. The East and West will each add three players in the frontcourt, two in the backcourt and two wild-card picks, with those results slated for release on Thursday, Jan. 26. If a coach determines a player is a multi-position stud, he has the ability to choose said player at the spot he feels would give the team the biggest advantage. Coaches are also required to rank players in order of preference for all three categories to help determine who is named a reserve in the case of a tie.
KyivPost
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There is no reason to speculate about a return to the Group of Eight (G8) meetings that included Russia, a spokesman for the German government said on Jan. 20. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Jan. 17 that Russia was an important international partner and world leaders should consider inviting it back to the annual summit of major industrialized nations. Read more here. The post Reuters: Berlin says no reason to speculate about return to G8 format with Russia appeared first on KyivPost .
TIME - Top Stories
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Theres an opening scene that happens on 125th and Lenox Avenue, and I could see it all right in front of me. There are jokes I could make about changes in the neighborhood that I just knew from being there. How much did you think about the history of sexism in comic books before you started writing? Harvey: Are the things that trouble women the things we see depicted in culture? Do we walk out the door terrified of mugged or attacked? I was thinking about these strong female characters, and how can I bring more subtlety or nuance to that idea. I think maybe for men when they write about women they're imagining this anxiety about the worst thing that can happen to as part of [the character.] But I don't think we step out of the house thinking we're in trouble or need to be rescued. What are the challenges of dealing with racial issues in this format? Harvey: I think it's a good challenge because it gives people a touchstone for the current moment, but there's still this imaginative space where the story can unfold.
BBC Two England
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In the format of this Masters 28 is the record, we are on 18 so far. It could be broken. Our live match this afternoon here on BBC Two sees Barry Hawkins, last year's runner-up taking on the main man, Mark Selby.
Techradar
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The best free media player After 25 years of development, you might think Windows Media Player should have the power to handle all your video and audio needs. And yet, as you've probably noticed, it's extremely limited, and won't even play some common file types. Downloading an alternative media player can put an end to file compatibility woes; the best packages support just about every format, and some can even convert them to something more widely used. The best freemedia players also offer equalizers, compressors, color adjustments, video sharpening and a host of other tricks to improve playback everything you need to get the most from your movies and music. VLC is ultra-configurable and packed with features - the best free media player you can download today 1. VLC Media Player Flexible, customizable and entirely free the best free media player around VLC Media Player is a classic free media player that plays from every source (files, discs, stream, webcams and other devices) and is entirely free.
Techradar
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How's that 3D TV going? What's that? You only own two 3D films? The glasses got stood on? The manufacturer's exclusive content hub is generating nothing but 2D server errors? You forgot it even was 3D? That's the price the modern tech fan pays for buying things first nowadays they're also the first to be left owning something unsupported and obsolete. A few years ago, being an early adopter was a simple proposition: you paid the full RRP or maybe even a bit more to have something on day one, then had a lifetime with a usable product. You got it first. You were the best. The everyday man followed your lead and everyone owned things until they wore out. But now, buying something new is like taking a weird gamble on the product stock market. Will the maker still be in business this time next year? Will you have to pay a monthly fee to make it work next year? Will the entire product category head for the bin? Is what you're buying today, in the heat of the post-announcement pre-ordering process, going to be the next Google Glass ? This last few weeks alone we've seen the end of 3D as a home TV selling point , as the 2017 models announced by the big makers at CES left out all mention of the format that was once, about four years ago, supposed to be the next big thing in home cinema, plus Google is now discounting its Daydream VR headset presumably due to mounting buyer disinterest in VR already.
Sputnik International
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Mehmet Simsek said he was not ruling out a change and broadening in Syria talks format after the Astana meeting.
Know Your Mobile
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And in terms of the gameplay? Well although there's the word "Run" in the title, which may have you thinking of endless runner games such as Temple Run, Super Mario Run is not one of these at all; it's actually quite a bit like the traditional side-scrolling, level-based Mario format we all know and love. It's optimised for one-handed gameplay, however, to make it friendly towards the smartphone platform. This simpler control system reveals the main difference between Super Mario Run and classic Mario (and indeed the similarity with Temple Run) in that Mario runs along on his own - you simply control the jumping, with different tap inputs resulting in different types of jump for the various obstacles you encounter. It makes a lot of sense for Nintendo to be branching out further like this. The firm has seen a decline in recent years, while the original Nintendo Wii console sold well with the family demographic, it has since been overshadowed by Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation.
Sputnik International
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Windows Blog
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Interactive reading experience: To navigate through an e-book, you can use the table of contents or seek bar at the bottom of the browser. You can search for words or phrases and ask Cortana to define specific words and view embedded video and audio content. And of course, pick up where you left of and leave bookmarks on the most interesting pages. You can even read your books when offline. Learning tools: You can widen text spacing to improve reading fluency and benefit from typography tailored to reading efficiency. Customize for you: Microsoft Edge is built for reading digital content on Windows 10 devices. You can make the reading experiences yours by changing the font and text size, themes, navigation control and more. EPUB support: In addition to PDF files and books purchased via the Store – you can read any unprotected e-book in the EPUB file format with Microsoft Edge.
Politico
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Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House’s website is going to come in on time and under budget — with a larger reboot planned a bit later in 2017. Trump’s digital team plans to put off for a few months any major overhaul to the official White House online portal, even as it will relaunch to reflect the voice and message of its new owner almost in tandem with Trump’s swearing in at noon Friday. Trump transition aides told POLITICO they’re keeping — for now — the basic shell and design built under the leadership of President Barack Obama, including the fonts, format and blue colors that have come to be associated with many aspects of the outgoing Democratic administration. And recognizing the blowback Obama got in 2012 for appending information about his own presidency onto the biography pages of some of his predecessors, Team Trump said it isnt going to touch the sites for past presidents and first ladies.
The Huffington Post
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In terms of tech, to gain the highest price per impression, video content providers should make sure theyre choosing a solution that can do two things in the same environment: both serve up any ad impression format and any type of campaign. To be clear, when I talk about impression formats I mean video (both in-stream and out-stream), display, mobile or rich-media formats; and a platform that can serve up any impression format is what is known as full-stack. When I talk about campaign types, Im talking about how ad space is sold, whether as a direct campaign, guaranteed, RTB, Deal ID or third party. An all-in-one programmatic solution should be able to weigh pricing agreements, what the market will pay and what type of format is in highest demand for any given ad spot at any given moment, and return the highest price. This is called holistic optimisation and not all platforms can do this.
Techradar
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The best free PDF to Word converter If the precise formatting and fonts of a document are essential, PDF is the perfect format. It requires nothing more than a competent PDF reader for documents to display precisely; everything's packaged in and ready to go. Which is all lovely until you need to extract some of that information. PDFs are usually a one-way street, consigning you to look and not touch. Unless you possess the original document used to generate the PDF in the first place, editing is going to be out of your reach. Or is it? We're here to look at the solution: free PDF to Word converters. These tools will analyse PDF files, extract the text and images, and make the best stab they can at creating a Microsoft Word-compatible file that replicates the source. Bear in mind that even with the best free PDF to Word converter, results are unlikely to be absolutely perfect particularly if the text in your PDF has been scanned or flattened to an image.
Techradar - Reviews
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But thats not all Homtom claims to use a magnesium alloy frame to make the HT20 resistant to shock. That frame is covered with plenty of rubber to absorb bumps, and as expected, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and works flawlessly even when used with gloves. The display adopts the same format as many of its competitors: 4.7-inch and 1280 x 720 pixels. Opting for a smaller screen theoretically improves resistance to shatter and shocks, while a lower resolution should improve battery life, plus when you wear gloves, bigger-sized icons are preferable anyway. The ports (USB and audio) are covered by a rubber flap. Now, with our review sample, the flaps were very solidly anchored in place, so much so that it took more than a few seconds to open them. An example, perhaps, of taking resilience a tad too far, but we can see why Homtom does this.
Petrolicious
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In the 1976 movie Gumball Rally, Italian race driver Franco Bertolini, played with exquisite campiness by the dear, departed Raul Julia, rips the rear view mirror off his Ferrari Daytona, and says “what's-a behind me is not important”. While we at Petrolicious admire his aplomb, that’s exactly what the books – and one journaloffered for your reading consideration here do. They take you back, and show you something that may have been unknown or forgotten. Each book presented illustrates that some things are perhaps best not left in the proverbial rearview mirror, be it old cars, a defunct brand or a design. So often, great work is built on the backs of the greats that came before it. 2017 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year in books. What are you looking forward to reading this year? Please let us know in the comments. Title: Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design Author: Gautem Sen Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books Format: Hardcover, 800 pages.
Western Daily Press
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Darren Way expects changes to be made to the format of the Checkatrade Trophy to prevent a repeat of the situation that saw Andre Wright's loan deal at Yeovil Town cancelled.Wright arrived at Huish Park on loan until the end of the season on Tuesday, but was forced to return to the Hawthorns just 24 hours later after it transpired that his appearance for the Baggies in the group stage of the competition made him ineligible to play for the Glovers.FIFA regulations stipulate that a player can only...
Western Daily Press
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Darren Way expects changes to be made to the format of the Checkatrade Trophy to prevent a repeat of the situation that saw Andre Wright's loan deal at Yeovil Town cancelled.Wright arrived at Huish Park on loan until the end of the season on Tuesday, but was forced to return to the Hawthorns just 24 hours later after it transpired that his appearance for the Baggies in the group stage of the competition made him ineligible to play for the Glovers.FIFA regulations stipulate that a player can only...
Adweek
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Techradar
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Its key selling point is its huge collection of themes and extensions, which provide endless ways to customize the way your site looks and works. Try it online: Joomla Download it now: Joomla SITE123 is incredibly easy to use, and all its templates are optimized for viewing on mobile devices 5. SITE123 Build a website and get it online in minutes, but bear in mind the size and traffic restrictions As its name suggests, the idea behind SITE123 is that creating a website should be a simple as possible. As with other online-only free website builders, you start by choosing a general format whether it's a simple blog or something more complicated like a store. Having filled in a few pieces of basic information, you're set loose to start customizing it. Everything is either incredibly obvious or wizard-led, so you're never left floundering or wondering what to do.
Sky News
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His words recorded in the annals of history. If he stays true to form and follows a similar format to Barack Obama, we can expect a 20 minute speech. Today, we are expecting around 15 minutes of remarks. He will -- 1 million people are expected to descend here.
Sputnik International
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The list of participants and the format of the meeting are being worked through, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman said.
TechCrunch
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Fujifilm has revealed release dates for a trio of new cameras in its classically inspired retro digital lineup, as well as new lenses and other accessories. The news today from Fujifilm includes pricing and availability for the GFX 50S, the new digital medium format camera with an entirely new lineup of GF system lenses; a new X-T20 compact interchangeable lens camera; and the X100F, the latest Read More