Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

first_imgGoogle Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle.The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing to develop the glasses, called Level, which provide step count, distance, calories burnt, and activity.See Also: Are robotic arms the answer for fitness wearables’ testing?Level, designed to look as similar to normal glasses as possible, has all the circuitry fitted into the temple. The glasses send data back to a connected smartphone, which will be displayed on a mobile app.“The new Level frames forced us to reimagine the entire design and manufacturing process for eyewear,” said The Shop co-lead, Leslie Muller. “Designers collaborated with firmware and biomedical engineers, who collaborated with traditional eyewear craftspeople to produce something that is both technologically advanced but also seamless and beautiful.”USC and The Shop plan to publish research finding in 2017, revealing the capabilities of eyewear for fitness. VSP Global has not mentioned a public launch date; it might be taking it slow after the Google Glass disaster.Eyewear looks set to split into two categories, large, powerful AR and VR headsets and light, casual trackers. Oculus and HoloLens are in the former category, while Level and the next commercial version of Glass, if it even launches, should be part of the latter.Wearables are still struggling to enter the mainstream. Fitbit and Apple Watch have reached millions of consumers, but nowhere near the levels of sales for the iPhone or iPad. If they continue to struggle, it is going to be hard for eyewear and other smart clothing products to reach a massive audience. Tags:#Augmented Reality#fitness#health#Internet of Things#IoT#Level#USC#VSP Global Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Follow the Puck David Curry Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Houdini Doyle has been cancelled and Im losing my faith in humanity

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Aside from the rich visual appeal of the show (which rivals any show on air, in my opinion), I cannot say enough about the writing. The characters are so sharply drawn and the research so thorough that it is entirely believable the personas we’re seeing onscreen could be the historical figures. Given the show’s sometimes fantastical story arcs, that’s a true testament to the caliber of the writing. Welp, another one bites the dust – Fox has officially confirmed that the fledgling historical drama series, Houdini & Doyle, will be canceled after one season. And that news, to be blunt, sucks. There I said it.I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical when I watched the first episode of Houdini & Doyle. I think what I found problematic was that the show didn’t initially strike me as particularly original outside of the premise.I mean, sure, who would have imagined putting together a crime caper centered on the unlikely real-life friendship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? But beneath the surface, wasn’t it a lot like any other crime show currently on the air? I’m happy to say I quickly learned the answer to the latter question is a resounding “no.” Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Sod finally turned on new reserve for Lake St Martin First Nation

first_imgAPTN National NewsSod has been turned on what is believed to be the first development of its kind in the country.It is the construction of a new reserve from scratch.Work is set to begin on building a new community for Lake St. Martin, the Manitoba First Nation flooded-out four years ago.But as APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, not everyone is thrilled with the new plan.last_img

Calgary sculpture never meant to be Indigenous mayor and Treaty 7 chiefs

first_imgThe Canadian PressCalgary’s mayor and seven chiefs in southern Alberta say a controversial sculpture along a city interchange was never meant to be Indigenous art.Naheed Nenshi and Treaty 7 leaders have released a joint statement about the Bowfort Towers sculpture, which some critics say appears to emulate Indigenous burial scaffolding.The steel-and-rock sculpture by New York artist Del Geist was commissioned under Calgary’s public art policy for about $500,000.The statement says the request for proposals didn’t ask for the art to incorporate Indigenous themes, but that the city asked Geist to seek advice of a Treaty 7 traditional knowledge-keeper late in the design process.It says when the art was unveiled, the city “may have left the impression” that the sculpture was Indigenous or Indigenous-inspired.The statement says Geist has been building similar sculptures around the world for decades, and that the traditional knowledge- keeper did not identify Bowfort Towers as burial scaffolding when the design was reviewed.“We therefore acknowledge that the city attempted to be respectful, but that there was a misunderstanding that has led to much discussion, debate and hard feelings,” said the statement, which was released Thursday.“In this time of reconciliation, we believe that it is important to acknowledge what doesn’t work and to move forward with a better way, being always respectful of one another.”The joint release calls for future art projects to include more public input, including input from Indigenous peoples.Calgary is on land covered by Treaty 7, which was signed in 1877 between Canada and the Pikani, Kainai, Sikiska, Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley and Tsuu T’ina nations.Nenshi said earlier this month that the city’s public art policy needs to change, but he also called criticism of the sculpture unfair and compared it to a “lynch mob.”City Coun. Sean Chu, a vocal opponent of public funding for the arts, has called the sculpture “the worst kind of wasteful spending of tax dollars.”Currently, all public art is chosen by a panel of seven members six of whom are civilian volunteers.The statement says that for several months the public art program has been training artists on how to submit bids, and that the city has set up a committee to explore ways to share more Indigenous art.It notes that committee was already being developed before the controversy over Bowfort Towers.“We hope that the difficult debate over this piece will strengthen our resolve on creating a more inclusive community for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike.”last_img read more

The High And Low Points For Every NFL Team

We rolled out our NFL Elo ratings last week, giving us a set of computer power ratings for each team, each week, going back to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. There are a lot of cool things we can do with these numbers; for example, I used them Monday to quantify how upset-heavy Week 1 of the 2014 season was compared to past opening weeks.But one of the best features of Elo ratings is that they represent a rolling estimate of a team’s strength, informed by new outcomes and previous results. After computing them, we can measure when a team appeared to be at its strongest (or weakest). So, in this edition of “Fun With NFL Elo Ratings,” let’s pinpoint when each NFL franchise hit its all-time (well, since 1970) high and low points.For example, the Seattle Seahawks currently have an Elo rating of 1685, which is very nearly the best they’ve ever had as a franchise (their all-time high, 1761, was achieved the night of their dominant Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos in February). Meanwhile, Washington’s current rating of 1374 is very nearly the worst in the team’s post-merger history (a mark the team set in December after a 20-6 loss to the New York Giants). And for some franchises, such as the New York Jets, their current rating (1470) is almost exactly halfway between their all-time high (1680, achieved after a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999) and their all-time low (1250, achieved after a loss to the Miami Dolphins in 1996).We’ve summarized that information for each team in the following chart. The gray dots represent the best and worst Elo ratings achieved by the franchise since 1970, and the red dot represents the team’s current rating. It’s a good way to show where on the spectrum of its historical performance a team is residing, as well as the kind of variance it has had between good and bad teams in its history.A few observations: The New England Patriots have experienced the highs and lows of the NFL like no other team — the difference between their best (1845) and worst (1238) rating was bigger than that of any other franchise. At the other end of the spectrum, the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans have had the smallest range of Elo values, which makes sense, given all three came into existence in the mid-1990s or later.Among long-standing teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had the smallest range; their worst-ever Elo rating (1390) was easily higher than any other team’s worst mark. That fact plays a major role in why the Steelers also have the highest midpoint between their best-ever and worst-ever ratings (1582). Meanwhile, the poor Detroit Lions have the lowest midpoint between their best and worst ratings (1431), and they also have gone the longest time since achieving their high-water mark. read more

Football Ohio State guard Matt Burrell will not play versus Army seen

Ohio State backup left guard Matt Burrell wears a walking boot on his left foot prior to the Buckeyes’ game versus Army on Sept. 16. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State backup left guard Matt Burrell will not play in Saturday’s game versus Army, as he was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot during warmups 40 minutes prior to kickoff.The redshirt sophomore competed for the open right guard spot in the offseason, but redshirt sophomore Branden Bowen earned the starting job. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound interior lineman played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman and is the primary backup at guard this season. read more

Gattuso happy that Higuain is a quality signing

first_imgGonzalo Higuain joined AC Milan after spending two years at Juventus and winning two Scudettos – and his new coach, Gennaro Gattuso, insisted that he is very happy to have such a quality player in the squad.The Italian coach insisted that Higuain will be a great addition to the squad and even though the transfer wasn’t easy, he is happy that it was successfully done and the attacker can help the team.Gattuso spoke about the new signing of the Rossoneri as he said, according to Football Italia:“I am happy. They are important players.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Mattia is an interesting young player. We all know Gonzalo, but we are a team. We need to make them feel at home and feel part of the group.”“Then, I am sure they will help us to have an important season. For us, it should be a source of pride. When you speak to players, nobody tells you they don’t want to come.”“This is a club with great history and organisation. We’ve gone through four or five years where we haven’t found consistency.“But I think that with this team, these young boys and players like Higuain and Caldara, we can do well.last_img read more

Alan Shearer heaps praises on Jesus

first_imgAlan Shearer has heaped praises on Gabriel Jesus following his performance against Everton.The Brazilian striker scored a brace as Manchester City recorded a 3-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League.Jesus went into Saturday’s matchup with only one goal to his name in the league this season, but the Brazil international caught the eye with an impressive performance with his two goals, along with a Raheem Sterling header which saw Pep Guardiola’s team pick up all three points at the Etihad Stadium.Shearer insists the presence of Sergio Aguero provided extra motivation for Jesus to succeed.Speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer, said, as quoted by Daily Mail: Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’m a big fan of his. I like the way he plays, his aggression.”“He’s got a lot to his game. He makes it very difficult for defenders in between the centre-halves. Centre-halves hate that.”“The goal is a brilliant finish and a superb run. He slots it past Pickford with superb confidence.”“Every time he goes out onto the pitch he knows he has to perform because he’s got Aguero on the bench.”Jesus has been an impressive addition to City since joining from Palmeiras in January 2017, scoring seven goals in his first 11 games for the club. Before finding the back of the net 17 times in 42 appearances last season.last_img read more

Desarrollos Owners accused in Ponzi scheme could jeopardize TCI Ritz Carlton

first_img RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hotel icon J. W. Marriott Jr visits Turks and Caicos Government Former Planning Boss points to challenges with going taller with hotels in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Apr 2015 – Seems a four year investigation by the SEC of the United States has come to public attention, and only now are we learning that the company which had for years been courting the Turks and Caicos Islands Government to build a new hotel in Grace Bay has a scandal surrounding some of its executive moves.This scandal seriously threatens the construction of the Ritz Carlton which was recently announced as poised for construction start in November this year; a $224 million agreement. Online reports are revealing that the Desarrollos Hotelco is embroiled in a court case where it is alleged the company received $15 million dollars from a company which has confessed to a Connecticut court, its orchestration of a $300 million Ponzi scheme. This is nasty business once again for the Turks and Caicos as the country is falling in less than favorable light for missing the allegations which reached the courts in the US since June last year.It was the Governor’s Office which in October 2012, before a new elected government came to office, gave credence to the interests of the Desarrollos Group. At the time, the report was headlined that three hotel agreements valued at $500 million dollars were signed by then Governor, Damian Ric Todd. We learned then that the Desarrollos Hotelco first visited the TCI in March 2011 and that the company worked with the Investment Unit and Horton Realty to acquire 10.5 acres of land. The Venezuelan company reportedly had meetings with the Planning Department, the Airports Authority and hired KPMG TCI as consultants on the development which was originally proposing three hotels all together; at the time the brand being touted was Marriott. In October 2012, Governor Ric Todd remarked: “This is the best possible vindication of the new Turks and Caicos Inward Investment Policy, management structure and approach to attracting inward investment on the best terms for the taxpayers of the Turks and Caicos. This confirms that major international investors are impressed by the reforms that we have made over the past three years…” The irony of these remarks plays out regrettably in many of the reports surfacing online now; residents reaching out to Magnetic Media about this erupting scandal want to know how the UK appointed and TCI elected governments both missed the allegations of corruption and what these reports mean, if anything, to the recently signed agreement. We have reached out to both the Office of the Premier and the Governor’s Office on this matter; up to news production time, there was no response. The court document, which is available online and which we reviewed, says: “…payments from the Receivership Entities directly to entities controlled by Walter Stipa for the benefit of Romeo Mouawad, Miguel Mouawad, and Jespa Mouawad” – all are named as owners in the Desarrollos Group of companies – it continues: “These funds must be returned to the Receiver for distribution to the defrauded victims of Connecticut’s largest Ponzi scheme.” Recommended for you Related Items:damian ric todd, desarrollos hotelco, ponzi scheme, ritz carltonlast_img read more