These Portable Technologies Are Going to Change the Video Production Industry

first_imgA new wave of advanced cameras puts state-of-the-art technology in the palm of your hand.There are few industries that move as fast as the film and video industry. It seems like there are game-changing camera releases every few days. Here’s a quick look at the new cameras that are shaking up the status quo this week.The Light L16 CameraAnnounced just a week ago, the Light L16 camera is looking like it might radically change the way we take pictures and shoot video. Instead of taking a picture or shooting video with a single camera, the Light camera is essentially 16 different cameras mixed into one. When you push the shutter button, the Light camera will take 16 pictures — and then stitch them together.Even more impressive is the ability to change the depth of field in post-production. Want to isolate your subject? Just dial up the bokeh slider and watch your background become out of focus. Light released a short lifestyle video showing the Light L16 in action. Check it out:The L16 is scheduled to be available in Spring of 2016 for the price of $1,700. However, there’s no information yet about details like dynamic range or sensitivity. You’ll want to keep an eye on this camera.DJI OsmoDJI is branching out of the drone world with their latest gear announcement, the DJI Osmo. In a nutshell, the Osmo is a motorized 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with a 4K and 120fps HD capabilities.The stabilizer is designed to be small, lightweight, and compact, making it perfect for travel and run-and-gun situations. Using your smartphone, you can monitor the video coming from the Osmo camera via bluetooth.DJI Released a quick video with sample footage shot on the Osmo. The footage isn’t breathtakingly cinematic, but it’s very impressive, given how small the device and camera is.The DJI Osmo will begin shipping October 15th for $650, which is not a bad price for such a powerful tool.The iPhone 6sHalf of this image was shot on an iPhone 6s. The other half was shot on an a7RII. Can you guess which is which?I know what you’re thinking: the iPhone 6s. How could this possibly change the industry? I shared your concerns until I saw this side-by-side comparison video between the new iPhone 6s and the Sony a7RII. Check it out:Note: In the image above, the left side is the iPhone 6s. The right is the a7RII. The iPhone 6s has also been used to shoot a fantastic short film called The Painter of Jalouzi, in which you’ll notice how well the device holds up when capturing the sky. While there’s certainly a way to go, it’s not impossible to think that a film designed for online distribution could be shot on an iPhone, as long as the lighting is good.What do you think of the technologies mentioned in this article? Will they change the industry? Share you thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

Artefacts of ‘pre-Iron Age’ found in Odisha

first_imgArchaeological Survey of India, which has been excavating a mound at Jalalpur village of Odisha’s Cuttack district, has now come across stone and bone tools believed to be of early Iron Age.“The discovery includes faunal remains, carbonised grains and stone and bone tools of early iron age to prehistoric period. Interestingly, we have found continuity in different periods,” said D. B. Garnayak, superintending archaeologist of ASI’s excavation branch in Bhubaneswar, on Monday.“Yellow and dark grey colour soil noticed during the excavation signifies the rural settlement flourished in different eras. Circular wall, semi-circular wall, crescent shape wall and mud platforms of different size and shape have been discovered,” said Dr. Garnayak.Following fresh discovery, the ASI has now proposed to involve scientists from Institute of Physics in Bhubaneswar and reputed geologists to study the tools. Recently, teeth of three types of sharks, stone tools were unearthed from the site. Among the artefacts retrieved from the site include red ware, red slipped ware, grey and black wares, pots of different shapes, bowls, bowl-on-stand, ring based bowls, miniature pots, storage jars, pots .Similarly, important antiquities retrieved from the site are polished stone axes and adzes, bone points, terracotta sling balls, terracotta wheel, beads of carnelian, and sand stone, hopscotch, barbed bone point, bone drill, bone arrow-head, bone spear-head, stylus and needle made of antler, bone borer cum side scraper and bone spatula.Meanwhile, a team from the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), led by the State Convener A. B. Tripathy visited the excavation site in the Prachi Valley being done by ASI. They said the ASI excavation would throw more light on the old civilisation.last_img read more

Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I’m very happy to return to Paris after five years. I’m going to play this tournament again which is really nice and very important. I hope to be in good condition,” Del Potro told ESPN television after practice at Roland Garros.“For me these days are for preparation, to know how my body is, how I adapt to this tournament. I haven’t played for almost five years and I hope to be well on the day I play,” added the 28-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“It’s a tournament that I want to play, it gives me great hope to participate.”Del Potro, who fell in the second round of this week’s ATP tournament in the French city of Lyon to 125th ranked Portuguese Gastao Elias, underwent tests in Paris before making a decision on whether to play the second Grand Slam of the season which starts on Sunday. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Juan Martin del Potro APJuan Martin del Potro, whose career has been plagued by injuries, confirmed Friday that he will compete in next week’s French Open despite shoulder and back concerns.The giant Argentine, ranked 30 in the world, hasn’t played at Roland Garros since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals, instead spending lengthy periods off court battling wrist injuries which pushed him to the brink of retirement.ADVERTISEMENT The 2009 US Open champion lost to Roger Federer on his last appearance at Roland Garros five years ago despite winning the first two sets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid comparisons to Jordan, James out to cement own legacy Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Star extends Alaska’s misery

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Import Malcolm Hill was Star’s messiah as his 23 seconds of brilliance in the clutch left Alaska dumbfounded.Hill hit a jumper from the top of the key to give the Hotshots a 97-91 lead with 1:34 left and he did the same move once more from the same spot for the 99-91 lead at the 1:11 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“He’s only 21-years-old, he knows how to win, he knows how to involve his teammates,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero of Hill. “And one more good thing about him is he wants to play defense, and he wants to really be involved in our defensive scheme.”Alaska’s last glimmer of hope arrived when Kevin Racal converted on a three-point play at the 2:19 mark of the fourth before Hill came in and trampled the Aces’ chances. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hill had a team-high 28 points to go along 11 points to lead the Hotshots while Paul Lee added 18 points and five assists.Ian Sangalang came close to a double-double for Star as he put up 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds.LaDontae Henton led Alaska with a game-high 34 points while Chris Banchero filled up the stat sheets with 21 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Craig eager to fit in with TNT teammates Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Star didn’t have any problem prolonging another team’s misery as it frustrated Alaska, 101-92, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo.The Hotshots improved to 2-0 while extending Alaska’s losing streak to 11 games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

World T20: ICC suspends Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny for illegal bowling actions

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny and pacer Taskin Ahmed from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after finding out their actions to be illegal. Both the bowlers went through assessments in Chennai last week, where their actions were reckoned to be illegal.Taskin and Sunny were reported for suspect actions during the World T20 match against Netherlands.However, both the bowlers can apply for re-assessment after changing their bowling actions, but at this stage can continue playing domestic cricket with their cricket’s board’s permission.The duo featured in Bangladesh’s first match in the Super 10 stage against Pakistan, where Sunny and Taskin returned with two wickets each. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet to name their replacements.last_img read more

HP rolls out Elite x3 phablet, to reach India in late 2016

first_imgIn a yet another fillip to the idea that smartphone can one day become your laptop or personal computer, HP Inc on Thursday unveiled Elite x3 – a 5.96-inch touchscreen device that runs Windows 10 Mobile and supports Continuum – a feature that allows the device to be attached seamlessly to a separate screen, mouse and keyboard.To be available in Asia Pacific and Japan in September this year and then in India, HP Elite x3 bridges phablet, laptop and desktop use cases from a single computing device while enabling users to run key productivity apps across seamlessly.”At HP, we are constantly pushing the envelope in design, productivity, security and entertainment to build innovative products for ‘One Life’,” Anneliese Olson, vice president of personal systems business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan, told reporters here.By utilising Continuum in Windows 10, the Elite x3 enables frictionless multi-screen transitions between a phone and a desktop PC. The device sports 8MP front camera and 16MP rear camera.For users’ security, the device has both a fingerprint reader and an iris recognition camera, offering biometric security as part of Window’s biometric Hello framework.”Users can dock Elite x3 with its ecosystem of accessories to render desktop and laptop productivity experiences while also retaining productivity on-the-go in a world-class premium and commercial-grade phablet,” HP added.Although Elite x3’s docking station is not new in the field but what takes HP device into a new league is its mobile extender that helps Elite x3 double as a laptop.advertisementAlso Read: HP’s new Spectre 13 is the world’s thinnest laptopThe Elite x3 offers a unique computing experience by leveraging the power of the Snapdragon 820 processor, the optional HP Desk Dock and the optional Lap Dock, allowing the device to let people work on their own terms no matter where the locale.Users can also enjoy easier, faster charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.The Desk Dock offers a full featured desktop experience for the Elite x3.It includes a DisplayPort for external monitor support, two USB-A and a USB-C connection for business continuity and wired Ethernet to seamlessly scale users’ productivity at their desk.The Elite x3 docks in portrait mode at a comfortable viewing angle when sitting at a desk.The dock also supports the Elite x3 with and without a protective case.The HP Lap Dock creates a laptop experience using a near zero bezel 12.5-inch diagonal HD display that’s mere one kg.No data is stored on the Lap Dock for additional security and all of the apps, passwords and files are managed and stored from the Elite x3.The Elite x3 also allows users to work with the apps they love and rely on.HP Workspace – an app catalog designed by HP to easily enable access to virtualised apps – drives a seamless app usage experience.HP Workspace on the Elite x3 creates a virtual PC, giving users access to company curated catalogs of x86 apps via a virtualised solution.Users benefit from quick access to their virtualised apps with a full keyboard and mouse experience not typically available from a mobile device when using the Desk Dock and Lap Dock.HP is also partnering with Salesforce, the world’s leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform, to include Salesforce on every Elite x3, empowering users to run their businesses from their mobile devices with powerful tools that work in the cloud, keeping them up-to-date with whatever real-time data they need.The price of Elite x3 device is yet to be announced.last_img read more

LG announces K11Plus, K11 Alpha budget smartphones with military grade durability

first_imgSouth Korean multinational LG recently announced the launch of two of its budget smartphones– K11 Plus and K11 Alpha in Chile. The phones are a successor to the company’s K10 series which was first introduced back in 2017.As far as LG K11 Plus is concerned, it features a 5.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It features a scratch resistant metal cover design that supports MIL-SPEC military grade durability. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek processor and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.In terms of memory, LG K11 Plus sports 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 2TB via a microSD card. As far as the camera is concerned, the phone comes with a single front and rear camera. While on the front, K11 Plus comes with a 5MP sensor, on the rear side, the phone features a 13MP sensor with phase detection auto focus and flash. In terms of connectivity, K11 Plus supports Wi-Fi 801.11, Wi-Fi direct, GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio and micro USB Type-B.It also comes comes with a fingerprint sensor which is placed on the rear side of the phone below the camera and flash. K11 Plus features DTS:X surround sound and it is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. It is available in Blue, Black and Gold colour variants.As far K11 Alpha is concerned, the phone is similar to K11 Plus in terms of features and specifications. Both the phones will be available sometime in August. According to a report by GSM Arena, while K11 Plus will be available for 270 Euros (Rs 21,700 approximately), its toned down variant K11 Alpha will be available for 220 Euros (Rs 17,700 approximately).advertisementALSO READ: LG Q Stylus series launched with Full Vision Display and military grade durabilityMeanwhile, LG back in June this year launched its Q Stylus series– Q Stylus, Q Stylus Plus and Q Stylus Alpha– with Full Vision Display and military grade durability. The three smartphones will feature the company’s Qlens technology along with DTS: Xaudio technology. They will come with a stylus which is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series and they will be available in the US and Asia before a global rollout in the third quarter of the year.last_img read more

Keeping Nova Scotia on the National Screen

first_img The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation is a provincialCrown corporation reporting to the minister of EconomicDevelopment. The corporation provides a wide range of programsand services to build the capacity and competitiveness of theprovince’s film, television and new media industries. Theprovincial film industry is the fourth largest in Canada,regularly exceeding $100 million annually. For more information on the corporation and its programs andservices see the website at www.film.ns.ca . N.S. FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.–Keeping Nova Scotia on the NationalScreen Nova Scotia will be home to at least 14 new television, film andnew media projects in the coming year. The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation has approvedinvestments of just over $1.5 million in upcoming projectsincluding equity investments in 10 television specials, series orpilots and three feature films; development loans for atelevision special and a series; and investments in new media andtraining initiatives. Cumulative budgets on these projects will exceed $29 million with$22 million of direct spending in the province. “Nova Scotia’s film industry employs more than 2,000 people andacts as a magnet for new business, immigrants, and visitors,”said Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage. “Theseinvestments build on that important capacity and also includetraining opportunities for those just entering the industry togain some valuable hands-on experience.” The film development corporation holds funding rounds three timeseach year — in February, May and September — when Nova Scotiaproduction companies have the opportunity to apply fordevelopment loans or equity investment. Loan and investmentprojects must have a firm commitment from television broadcastersin order to be considered. Investments in feature films require afirm commitment from a distributor. “The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation strives to ensurethat Nova Scotia’s film industry remains at the forefront of thenational scene,” said CEO Ann MacKenzie. “As a fundamentalcomponent of the province’s cultural industry, the film sectorcontributes to the creative and cultural vitality of theprovince.” “Being in a creative business in Nova Scotia is a wonderfulopportunity,” said Jay Dahl of Halifax-based Black Dog Films.Black Dog is receiving an equity investment for a half-hourcomedy television pilot for CBC entitled Cheap Draft, BadLanguage, Fast Cars, Women and a Video Camera. “My company has all the tools we need to make our ideas a reality – a talented workforce, great locations, and a businessenvironment that supports creative enterprises. The provincialgovernment’s film programs and services will allow me to grow mycompany in the coming years.”last_img read more

Sri Lanka defends trade deals with Singapore China and India

Opposition legislator Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament that the deal with Singapore did not have cabinet approval.He said that the agreement posed a threat to Sri Lanka and must be reconsidered. Samarawickrama said that Sri Lanka needs foreign investments in the country to go forward and the proposed Free Trade Agreement with China and a proposed Economic and Technology Co-operation Agreement (ETCA) with India will help the economy.“We need new markets and new products,” Samarawickrama said.He said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had also noted the importance of having economic relations with China and India. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lankan opposition raised concerns over the agreement with Singapore saying it will deprive employment for Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka today defended the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore and the proposed deals with China and India, Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news reported.Speaking in Parliament, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told Parliament that the FTA with Singapore will not harm employment opportunities in Sri Lanka. He also said that the FTA with Singapore is open for amendments despite being signed in January. read more

Le jailbreak de liOS 511 libéré demain

first_imgLe jailbreak de l’iOS 5.1.1 libéré demainl’iOS 5.1.1 de votre iPod, iPhone ou iPad pourra être débridé dès demain. C’est en tout cas ce que promet le hacker Pod2G sur son compte twitter. Ce n’est plus qu’une question de jours. Le Jailbreak de l’iOS 5.1.1 sortirait certainement ce mardi, selon le Tweet de Pod2G, hackeur à l’origine du déverrouillage. Cette application fonctionnera donc pour les dernières versions de l’iPod, l’iPhone et l’iPad, à l’exception des modèles iPod 3G, iPhone 3G et ATV3.Mais le jailbreak ne sera pas encore totalement opérationnel. Il faudra en effet attendre a finalisation de la version 2.0 d’Absinthe. Cet outil permet de débloquer l’iOS en “untethered”, c’est-à-dire qu’il ne sera pas nécessaire de brancher les appareils d’Apple à Mac pour démarrer l’application. Le programme est donc parfaitement intégré et invisible sur les appareils de la marque à la pomme. En attendant, c’est la version “tethered” qui sera d’abord proposé mardi 22 mai.Améliorer l’autonomie Comme pour tous les autres outils de déverrouillages, Absinthe 2.0 permet de supprimer toutes les restrictions posées par Apple. Une fois débridé, les utilisateurs seront en mesure de télécharger des contenus, applications et extensions qui ne sont pas proposés sur la boutique App Store, via des autres installateurs.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Néanmoins, Pod2G a annoncé qu’il compte aussi améliorer l’autonomie de la batterie de l’iPhone 4S sous iOS 5.1.1, grâce à son application. Une autonomie qui se révèle un vrai handicap pour les usagers, contraint de le recharger tous les jours. Rappelons que le prédécesseur de l’iPone 4S avait pourtant une durée d’activité supérieure.Reste à attendre que le hackeur corrige les derniers bugs et qu’il finisse bien dans le temps imparti.Le 21 mai 2012 à 11:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fire destroys RV parked at home north of Felida

first_imgA fire destroyed a fifth-wheel motor home parked in a carport attached to a residence north of Felida on Sunday morning.Clark County Fire District 6 firefighters were dispatched to 4817 N.W. 151st St. about 9:45 a.m.The crew of the first fire engine to arrive at the one-story home found the RV parked on the right side underneath a carport, engulfed in flames, said Fire District 6 spokesman Dave Schmitke.Firefighters removed an attached truck from the camper and began dousing the blaze with foam, Schmitke said.Smoke filled the home’s garage, but firefighters used fans to clear it and a junk room of the haze. The home survived the fire undamaged, Schmitke said, but he was unsure if the carport was destroyed. He estimated damage was around $57,000.No one was injured by the fire.The homeowner told responders he plugged batteries located in the carport into an outside electrical outlet. About a half-hour later, he heard a loud pop come from the batteries, and a fire quickly grew out of control, Schmitke said.The Clark County Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the exact cause.Firefighters remained on the scene for about 2½ hours, removing several panels from the side of the home to ensure there weren’t lingering hot spots.last_img read more

Courtois speaks about his move to Real Madrid

first_imgThibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid last month at a £35m price. He recently talked about moving from Chelsea to join the Spanish side.Before the incidents that spoiled up to the point at which the Belgian had to leave Stamford Bridge, Courtois was on the list of the fans’ favorite at Chelsea.When Belgium finished at third place at the World Cup tournament in Russia, Courtois was given more leave time but expected to return to training the day after they lost the Community Shield to Manchester City. However, he never showed up as expected.He had gone on to pursue his move and fortunately got what he was seeking, leaving Chelsea to sign up Kepa Arrizabalaga.However, according to a report by Sky Sports, Football.london, Courtois still loves the Blues: “It makes me feel sad and obviously they don’t know all the truth. I think in March the decision was already made and I thought the club would accept it.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Then because the transfer was closed I did not show up because I thought it better not to disturb the team and the squad.“If I did go there maybe, I didn’t want to be toxic, so obviously it is a pity because I love Chelsea.“I loved playing there and I am happy to have won two Premier Leagues, a league cup and an FA Cup.“Hopefully it will turn around.”last_img read more

Twenty countries convene for Law Enforcement Conference in Nassau

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 21, 2017 – Law enforcers of 20 countries are convened in The Bahamas for a four day Pre-International Drug Enforcement Conference being held at the Police Headquarters in Nassau.  A strong focus is on controlling the trend of the resurgence in the popularity of cocaine and the smuggling of it.National Security Minister, Dr Bernard Nottage opened the event at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center and among the officials attending are US Charge D’Affairs, Lisa Johnson and Special Agent in Charge of the US Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division, Matthew Donahue and Bahamas Police Commissioner, Ellison Greenslade.Peru and Colombia also have representative law enforcers at the Pre-IDEC which started on Monday.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Armed bandit locks keys in car after robbing Fox Canyon convenience store

first_img February 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A bandit armed with a shotgun held up a Fox Canyon neighborhood convenience store early Friday morning, then smashed out the window of his own getaway car after apparently locking his keys inside, authorities said.Based on the suspect’s description, the weapon used and the getaway car, robbery detectives believe the gunman may be the same man who robbed an adult book store about 24 hours prior to Friday’s robbery.The latest heist occurred around 4:40 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 4919 University Ave., just east of Euclid Avenue and about a mile east of Interstate 15, San Diego police Officer Tony Martinez said. The suspect entered the convenience store, threatened the clerk with a shotgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.Once in the parking lot, the bandit apparently smashed the driver’s side window of his dark Nissan Sentra and fled westbound on University Avenue, Martinez said.  The suspected thief smashed the window after apparently locking his keys in the car.The suspect was described as a clean-shaven, long-haired Hispanic man in his 20s with a heavy build. He wore a black baseball hat and a red and black sweater.The suspect’s physical appearance, clothing, weapon and car all matched the descriptions given Thursday of a man who robbed the Adult Depot on Pacific Highway in Mission Hills a little after 5:30 a.m., Martinez said. Robbery detectives were investigating whether the heists on back-to-back days were connected. Armed bandit locks keys in car after robbing Fox Canyon convenience store Updated: 8:53 AM , last_img read more

BG seeks path to a public pool

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground is testing the waters to see if there’s community interest in spending millions of dollars to build a public swimming pool.A task force of community leaders steered by City Councilman Mike Ciraulo is joining forces to map a path for a pool’s development. Even though the project would likely require the city to issue between $10 million and $15 million in bonds, Ciraulo is confident it won’t be unpopular.Overall, the project would likely cost $20 million to $30 million, with about half the money coming from donations.“Overwhelmingly, everyone says, yes, they’d be willing to pay off a bond,” Ciraulo said. “That being said, there’s a compelling argument that if we could raise enough money from donors, it could offset how much the city needs to bond.”The project calls for developing two pools. One would be an Olympic-sized lap pool. The other would be kept warmer and used for recreation.There are no plans for the city to try to pass a bond package in the near future, Ciraulo said, and the city hasn’t done a formal market survey to see whether such a proposal would have support. Nonetheless, creation of a community pool task force is a sign that a handful of Battle Ground organizers are willing to reconsider developing a pool complex.last_img read more

Travelodge launches recruitment programme to help parents back into work

first_imgUK hotel chain Travelodge has launched a new recruitment programme specifically designed to help parents re-enter the workplace.The programme launched on 14 January 2019 and will enable successful candidates to take advantage of flexible working hours, training, coaching from a work buddy and online careers advice, tailored to parents going back to work.New starters will also have access to the organisation’s benefits package, which includes discounted hotel stays, and will be able to join Travelodge’s management programme, Aspire.Peter Gowers, chief executive officer at Travelodge, said: “Travelodge is growing quickly and we want to unlock the potential of Britain’s mums and dads as they return to work. Hospitality can offer a great career for parents, with jobs close to home, hours that can match the school run, benefits that suit families and a path into management.”Travelodge, which has approximately 12,000 UK employees, will be offering returning parents roles across its 558 UK hotels, as well as within its head office and at new hotels being built. Candidates will be able to apply for a range of jobs, such as hotel manager, assistant hotel manager, receptionist, bar cafe team member and housekeeping team member.The recruitment programme has, in part, been designed to help Travelodge manage its business growth; the organisation plans to open an additional 100 hotels over the next five years, creating around 3,000 new jobs.A survey Travelodge conducted with YouGov of 451 unemployed parents in August 2018 helped inform the structure of new programme. It found that, although 86% of respondents wanted to return to work, 59% stated that the scarcity of jobs with flexibility around the school run was their biggest challenge.Gowers added: “We are preparing in earnest for post-Brexit Britain. With thousands of new jobs to fill, we need more new [employees] than ever. We see vast untapped potential in parents who want to return to work. YouGov research shows that many parents want to get back into a job, especially one that can lead to a career, and the first step is often the hardest.“We’ve based our new programme on making it easier than ever for mums and dads to work around the school run and climb the career ladder [while] raising their family.”last_img read more

Police SW MiamiDade woman says she shot husband dead during dispute

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a domestic dispute at a Southwest Miami-Dade apartment complex led to a man’s fatal shooting.Miami-Dade Police responded to the complex in the area of Southwest 47th Street and 67th Avenue, just after 7:30 a.m., Sunday.Officials said, the victim’s wife called 911 and said she had shot her husband.The man was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators said the couple were in their 30s.As of Sunday evening, homicide detectives were questioning the woman. Charges against her, if any, remain pending.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

KeySteal exploit attacks MacOS keychain to take all your passwords

first_img Security An exploit called KeySteal can access your passwords in your Mac’s keychains. Sarah Tew/CNET A malicious app running on your Mac could steal your cache of passwords, a teenage security researcher has found.Calling his exploit KeySteal, Linus Henze demonstrated on YouTube how the attack would work. It takes advantage of a flaw in the code that runs a Mac’s internal stores of passwords, called keychains. As the malicious application works, it pulls up a list of passwords for apps that commonly interface with computers, like Facebook and Twitter.Henze, who tweeted out the YouTube demonstration on Sunday, is 18 years old and lives in Germany, he told CNET from his twitter account. “Normal Mac users should care about this flaw because most Apps store passwords inside the keychain (Online Banking Apps for example) and with my Exploit attackers are able to have access to all these passwords,” Henze told CNET in a direct message on Twitter.Apple security researcher Patrick Wardle said he’s seen the exploit up close and can confirm it works. But to target you, hackers first have to get you to run malicious software on your Mac, which is a “high prerequisite,” Wardle said. Still, the results would be very useful for any hacker who succeeded. Instead of maintaining an unauthorized presence on your computer with malware, they could simply get all of your login credentials and then delete the malicious program. Then they could log back in to your accounts legitimately.”All you need is the password,” Wardle said.Apple didn’t provide a comment for this story.The exploit can access passwords in the “login” and “System” keychain, and it affects Macs running Apple’s Mohave operating system (or any MacOS released prior to that), Henze said.Henze said he’s declining to give Apple details of his malicious code because the company doesn’t pay researchers when they find flaws that hackers can exploit. Wardle echoed that position, saying the best way for Apple to ensure that the highly sensitive keychain is secure would be to encourage security researchers to find flaws by paying them.That doesn’t leave you totally vulnerable to this flaw, though. Hackers would still need to implant malicious software on your computer. And even though Henze has discussed the flaw publicly, he hasn’t told potential hackers all the steps they’d need to take to re-create his malicious app.If you’re still concerned, you can manually lock your Mac’s keychains. To do that, you find the spotlight search bar by hitting command + space. Type in “keychain access” and select the program that comes up. Then in your top right screen, right click on the menu item that says “login.” Select “lock keychain login” from the drop down menu that appears. The only problem? You’ll have to go back and manually unlock your keychain if you want to allow apps to access it. So for now, you should only consider this if you think of yourself as a high value target for hackers.First published Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. PTUpdate, Feb. 7 at 11:55 p.m.: Adds comment from Linus Henze.Security: Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. Blockchain Decoded: CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin — and soon, too, a myriad services that will change your life. Tags Share your voice Post a comment 0 Hacking Privacylast_img read more

Nowhere to turn Wrangell ewaste event dumps electronics properly

first_imgThe Wrangell Cooperative Association partnered with Seattle-based recycling company Total Reclaim to collect old computers and other e-waste. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/ KSTK)In Wrangell, recycling isn’t as simple as wheeling a plastic container out to the curb each week. That service doesn’t exist in most communities in Southeast Alaska. Not to mention trying to get rid of large items like old TVs, computers and printers. In order to prevent these items from ending up in a landfill, they need to be sorted by hand and shipped off the island.Listen nowEarly on a Saturday morning, Kim Wickman is sorting through a bin full of old cell phones, chargers and cords. Wickman works for the Wrangell Cooperative Association and has been building the tribe’s existing recycling efforts since coming on board last year. She even brings household batteries dropped off at her office on personal trips to recycle, but getting rid of large electronics is a whole other problem.“I spent a lot of time out the road on the logging roads, and you find broken computer towers because people don’t know what to do with them. They don’t want their data going out there to where somebody could steal information,” Wickman said. “So they take them out and shoot them or maybe run over them and that’s not the best option for them.”As the morning rolls on, three pallets are quickly stacking up. Someone drops off a huge sack, easily weighing more than 150 pounds, full of industrial cords.But, most people are just cleaning out their closet. Kay Larson unloaded several items out of her truck, including a dead external hard drive, some old computers and a printer. She said she’d been holding on to that stuff for about 17 years.“I’m just thrilled to have this event here,” Larson said. “I started housecleaning in order to get my things ready for this.”Adam Tlachac brought in a couple of old laptops. If this event didn’t come along, Tlachac explained he wouldn’t have known what to do with them.“Eventually I would have gotten sick of seeing it on the shelf and probably just thrown it in with the rest of the trash,” Tlachac said. “I’m just glad it’s not ending up in a waste landfill.”All of the items that are collected are being taken by Total Reclaim, a Seattle-based electronic recycler. Ryley Konsinski has worked with the company’s Alaska branch for about 10 years. He’s already starting to break things down, snapping a paper tray off a printer stacked on several others. Items are separated into categories based on the components inside them and their value.“Anything we accept electronic wise, it’s a balancing act between what we can get on the back side after it’s broken down and sorted versus how much it costs us to process it – to basically have our guys either break it down by hand or have it go through our processing equipment and separate out the plastics, the metals, the circuitry and in the case of the monitors, the clean glass versus the leaded glass,” Konsinski said.Konsinski travels around Alaska providing education and outreach to rural communities who may not know how to get an event like this going. He started working in Southeast six years ago. Total Reclaim collects about 400,000 pounds of e-waste in the region every year. Total Reclaim charges to take most items, but gladly collects computers for free, which contain the most precious metals.“Again, like one computer, you can’t take it to McDonald’s and get a Big Mac with it, but if you have hundreds and thousands of computers you’re processing, you can start building big lots of circuitry where we do get some good value out of it,” Konsinski said.Most items will either be broken down by hand or literally smashed and sorted. Pieces will be sent to downstream recyclers as far as Japan and Europe, where metals and plastics will be broken down and reintroduced into the manufacturing market.The Wrangell Cooperative Association plans to hold a collection event annually, and is picking up the tab this year. Wickman hopes it entices people to not just pay to bring items into the community, but also pay to get them out.last_img read more