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Where Angels Meet: A Cinematic VR Experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an angel? Where Angels Meet, a new cinematic VR experience, launching today exclusively for Oculus Rift, follows the life of a young African-American man named Marcus from the perspective of his guardian angel. The VR experience allows viewers to don their wings and visit heavenly landscapes, as well as transcend time to witness key moments in Marcus’ life.

Where Angels Meet is available for $4.99 at: Oculus.com/experiences/rift/1741878345881014/

Where Angels Meet was created by Angeles Vista Creative Ventures (AVCV), one of the winners of 2017 Oculus Launchpad program. AVCV has released a trailer for the experience at WhereAngelsMeet.com/trailer/

Where Angels Meet is a unique, narrative VR experience which touches on themes of the afterlife, spirituality, faith, racism and the common challenges of life. The story follows important milestones and events in Marcus’ life. Having grown up with the understanding that his mother died in childbirth, Marcus finds solace in his imagination and strength in his beliefs, as he transports himself to the marvelous “Garden of Light” where he can meditate and find comfort from life’s worries.

“Although Where Angels Meet is a fictional story, the aim is to provide insight into the life of a young African-American man, from a unique perspective,” said Micah Jackson, CEO of AVCV and creator of Where Angels Meet. “Marcus’ story parallels many of the issues and challenges that people of color face in the modern age and virtual reality is a powerful medium to convey this message.”

The “Garden of Light” is a wondrous, lush and beautiful place and serves as the central hub of the experience, as throughout the story different sections of the Garden will be visited. The “Garden of Light” is one of the most beautiful environments to ever be created in virtual reality. It will truly leave a lasting impression on viewers and can only be seen using the Oculus Rift.

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Complaint Against Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Instagram

Just recently, Larry Klayman who is the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor, announced filing a class action lawsuit which alleges social media giants such as Google/YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and Instagram conspired by entering into an explicit or tacit agreement, in parallel to each other, to restrain trade in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. See Freedom Watch v. Google/YouTube et. al (Civil Action Number 18-cv-2030, U.S. District Court for District of Columbia).

Complaint alleges intent and effect of this agreement in restraint of trade is to quash and/or limit advocacy by conservatives and pro-Trump pubic interest groups, advocates, and others to further leftist anti-conservative agendas of these social media giants and help bring down the Trump presidency, nullifying the vote for the president by millions of citizens. These alleged illegal and anticompetitive actions are an integral part of the so-called “resistance” to remove President Trump and install a leftist government over the 50 states.

The class action complain can be found here.

The complaint is first of its kind in the wake of mourning proof that social media giants are illegally restricting free speech of conservatives, and promoting free speech from leftist sources such as CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others.

“Our inert and compromised Attorney General Jeff Sessions is unwilling to take strong action through his Antitrust Division as he has become the darling of the left given his refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, prominent Democrats and others who have allegedly committed crimes, while giving Robert Mueller carte blanche to proceed with his ‘witch hunt,” says Klayman.

“Freedom Watch seeks to right this discrimination against conservatives by social media giants. Our complaint asks for injunctive relief and over a billion dollars in damages, including punitive damages, pales in comparison to what the Commission of the European Union has already levied against such social media giants as Google for alleged ruthless tactics in stifling competition.”

For more information, contact daj142182@gmail.com: (4240 274-2579.

Media contact: Adrienne Mazzone

SOURCE: Freedom Watch

Younk

The first community-driven Hits have been selected. Now they will be recorded, promoted and distributed by the big-league experts. The Community picked two tracks – ‘Like No Other’ by The Bad Voice and ‘Dragon Suit’ by GrandMa. The Experts cast their votes for Haynie with a track ‘Faith Over Fear’. Suffice it to say that the Community actively supported all tracks with YNK tokens and all of them have reached the Soft Cap.

Now that we have the names of the artists who became the first proud Hitmakers, even though it was a closed beta for the Younk platform, it’s more than real for the Hitmakers and Hithunters! Community word matters! For the first time ever the three winners will have their master recording and music video finalized by the US big-league music producers. Afterward, we will pass the creative product to the marketing team to start the ‘Promotion & Distribution’ campaign. Those tracks will go to the TOP of the music charts and then community members, who supported those hits, will get their royalty share. Sounds exciting?

‘Our first Hit Funding cycle is over, and the results are amazing! Thanks to the community support, three young and talented bands with hip-hop, indie-pop and metal tracks will be heard and witness something special. The real hit making process is yet to come. It’s gonna be fun! Soon the whole world will hear the first hits, chosen and funded by the listeners‘, – said our co-founder Don Grierson, a legendary music industry executive. Don is known to have received the only reward ever presented by Apple Records – Golden Apple Award – from The Beatles and signed Celine Dion to her first US recording contract. He remains our platform’s leading expert and he’s ready to help artists and the community to create unforgettable music hits!

As time goes by we expect hundreds and thousands of musicians to go through the Hit Funding stage and get their Hits recorded, promoted and distributed to approximately 150 digital channels by the professional team. But those three bands will remain the first. Make sure you remember their names. Want to know who they are? We’re curious too! We’ll get and share more information soon.

Today we celebrate a giant leap forward for the whole music industry. This means the world will finally witness a community, industry experts and musicians working together producing the first ever community supported and royalty sharing hits.

Have you ever believed billboard charts would be ready to hear your opinion? Have you ever imagined you could get a royalty share certificate for a popular track? Well, it gets even better when you realize that now it is possible to start your own ‘music business’, becoming a ‘producer’ of undiscovered talent. For musicians this is a great opportunity to share their music and receive feedback from active listeners.

*Younk is the first community music label using blockchain. This platform allows listeners, industry experts and musicians to work together to make better music. Artists share their tracks for free, the community listens and votes, then experts help record a Hit and create a music video. When the Hit is distributed and promoted, musicians and community members get their royalty share.

Focusing on People & Data to Distract Hackers

We live in times when it’s become easier than ever for hackers to breach an organization through social engineering. Breaches are primarily caused by phishing attacks, representing a huge security problem for businesses.

But why is this type of cybercriminal so widely represented in the statistics? What is it that makes it so easy and so profitable for hackers? We might not like the answers. The ever-increasing connectivity and focus on people and data is leaving us vulnerable to malicious attacks. To protect your business, you need to start thinking like a hacker. Let’s take a look at how they infiltrate big business and what can be done about it.

How Social Engineering Works

Since social engineering relies on personal information hackers can find online, it’s pretty difficult to counter. Before; that required some digging on the hacker’s part – now all it takes is a data-matching service like Spokeo and PeekYou, and they get all the information they might need and more. Cross-matching public records is one thing, but employees also freely share a lot of information on social media. This personal info is then used to target employees within a company with malicious emails, by posing as a trusted individual. From there, all a hacker needs to do is convince an employee to click on a malicious link or perform a wire transfer.

Are Individual Threats the Same as Company Threats?

As we can see, cybercriminals can efficiently use your social media information to reach their desired target within your company. Does that mean company executives should stop using social media altogether, or ban their employees from sharing any work-related information?

The short answer is yes. The long answer, if not “yes,” is that there should be strict policies in place about the use of social networks and what can and can’t be shared. For example, if a company executive posts about being on a business trip, hackers take that as a signal to try and perform BEC. Anything an employee posts about work projects or people they spend time with inthe office can help cybercriminals construct an elaborate and believable social engineering scam. It is why every employee must assume the whole world is watching them when they want to post anything work-related on social media.

The frequency of Social Engineering and Phishing

It’s no accident that social engineering and phishing attacks are responsible for 95 percent of data breaches. They exploit what will always be the weak link in any company’s security chain – the people who work there. Relying on traditional protective measures such as firewall, antivirus, anti-spoofing techniques, etc. cannot stop all of these attacks. Education is vital for prevention, but with these scams getting more elaborate and difficult to spot, it doesn’t ensure safety.

What Can Protect Your Business?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you didn’t have to worry about phishing? Good news, the worrying stops today. It seems challenging to prevent phish, but Area 1 Security offers an Anti-Phishing Service that finds and eliminates phish through a combination of web crawling and small pattern analytics. With Area 1 Horizon, your business will be safe, and you won’t be adding to the pool of $5.3 billion in losses due to phishing attacks last year.

With the ever-increasing focus on people and data, businesses are leaving themselves wide open to hackers. In those circumstances, there are two options – limiting the information hackers can get about you through social media, or investing in preemptive and comprehensive phishing protection. At Area 1 Security, we stop phishing for good.

Artificial Intelligent Eye

The Artificial Intelligent Eye for Japanese Tourists – Japan’s Image Recognition Platform for Sightseeing Spots.

Sokkuri-Trip developed by Trippiece Co., Ltd based in Tokyo, Japan. AI based “Sokkuri Trip” helps to rediscover Japan from the view of the world, recommending a superb view of Japan that resembles or similar to the images of other parts of world.

View PDF Version HERE.

As someone said Journey has to be always Self Journey, we cannot really walk or travel in other’s shoes. As we make self decisions for the self journey, then why not make more discovery and explore the best options in real time on the destination to be selected for the travel. Visit sokkuri-trip.jp!

Sokkuri-Trip developed by Trippiece Co., Ltd based in Tokyo, Japan. AI based “Sokkuri Trip” helps to rediscover Japan from the view of the world, recommending a superb view of Japan that resembles or similar to the images of other parts of world.

Need a surprise check or any validation about an existing place in Japan? 1. Upload the image you have from any parts of the world, 2. AI searches for the best view of Japan that is similar to the image uploaded, and 3. You can see the place that exists in Japan with magnificent view that is similar to the image you uploaded and provides content for the same.

Nowadays, AI and Deep Learning are synonymous with enabling all most all human tasks and bringing in human-like intelligence quickly for decisions on spot without much hassles. Image Recognition is one of the most important and significant components of AI. Image Recognition is the ability to process and identify images and patterns in pictures and Videos. This allows a system to recognize different types of objects in pictures in a fraction of second and provide the desired output as per data learned by systems.

Imagine, if this Image Recognition capability is applied for your Travel decisions and selecting the right sight seeing spots or ever wondered there are more Amazing Nature Scenery or sight seeing spots resembling some country or countryside? Yet you can’t recall or make your decisions. Make no delay, visit HERE.

Attention towards Japan continues to grow from foreign visitors, the number of foreign nationals visiting Japan 2017 recorded a record high of 28.69 million people. In addition, the Tourism Agency estimates and has announced plans that by 2020 around 40 million visitors will visit Japan. To provide a quick decision and help selecting nature’s best spots in Japan based on the interests such as landscapes or be it on other interests this platform helps a visitor on a entirely new dimension.

“Sokkuri Trip” is a product made using Google’s “Cloud Vision API”, AI that can Dynamically recommend Japan’s most spectacular view which is most similar from the uploaded image. “Sokkuri Trip” sets “exactly” according to two criteria. “They do not resemble photos”, but are similar.

Whether objects are reflected also recommends places where you experience experiences when you actually visit:

  1. Determination of “imagery similarity” Feature quantity is extracted from the uploaded image using object recognition model by Deep Learning.
    Judgement of “content similarity”

Using the image labeling function by Google’s “Cloud Vision API”, it is based on the ranking and filters the results by learning methods.

So in nutshell in previous days what we used to say that: it is hard to have destination images view before visiting, now you can enjoy Projected and Perceived Image of Japan as a Tourist Destination for given any season, any location, any landscape, any historical monuments or even streets.

Making the right impression or decision with less cost is paramount to succeed in today’s very competitive market, where photographs have acquired a prominent role in doing so. This tools evaluates and analyzes of destination image mainly from the perspective of the tourists.

The evolution of online information sources allows tourists to access tourism-related information available worldwide. Analysis of travel websites through content gives a valuable insight what is Pre-written.

On the other hand images projected by a variety of destinations gives a perception. If that perception is developed by real time then it is defined as a systematic, focused on analyzing projected images with regard to Variety of Travelers based on their interests.

SILICON VALLEY × BESPOKE ROLLS-ROYCE

SILICON VALLEY TECH EXECUTIVE TAKES DELIVERY OF BESPOKE ROLLS-ROYCE DAWN BLACK BADGE AT PEBBLE BEACH

 

Benjamin Treynor Sloss, Vice President of Engineering at Google and a well-known car enthusiast, has taken delivery of a very personal Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Presented to him at the Rolls-Royce Collectors Cocktail Reception on Saturday night by Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, this stunningly contemporary Dawn Black Badge was created in collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective in Goodwood, England in the Slosses’ personal livery.

“Our Rolls-Royce story began here at Pebble Beach in 2014 when we were looking for a two-door coupe with four useable seats for adults,” comments Ben Sloss. “Brands such as Aston Martin or Bentley do not offer anything suitable. When we saw the Rolls-Royce Wraith, we loved the style and elegance of the coupe, and when we took it for test drive we were impressed (really, startled) by how well it accelerated and handled, in addition to the sublime ride quality and materials we already associated with the Rolls-Royce brand. The Wraith offered a unique combination of luxury car experience and sports car performance, and we fell in love with it on the spot.”

Ben’s wife Christine subsequently bought a Rolls-Royce Dawn, a motor-car that has become her daily driver. “You can tell which are the favourite cars in our family by the mileage they have on them,” comments Mrs. Christine Sloss. “My Dawn has over 13,000 miles on the clock, because both Ben and I drive it regularly, and we enjoy its open-air experience so much that Ben decided he wanted one too.”

“Christine and I are both gentleman… err, gentleperson racing drivers, competing in endurance races in GT racing cars, and many of our street cars are two-seater supercars with a very distinctive and personal livery,” continues Ben Sloss. “Michael Fux showed me that Rolls-Royce’s craftspeople could create completely personal, outrageous but beautiful colour schemes, and when I heard about the sportier Dawn Black Badge, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to commission a very personal Rolls-Royce.”

“The Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge is the most uncompromising expression of open-top luxury in the world, and Ben’s personal vision has demonstrated that Black Badge Rolls-Royces can be some of the most beautiful statements of automotive power on the road today,” commented Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce on presenting the car to Mr. Sloss.

 

The Ben Sloss Dawn Black Badge

Through the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Los Gatos dealership, Ben Sloss worked closely with the Bespoke Collective at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood to realize his vision for his perfect personal Rolls-Royce. His motor-racing pursuits led him to the more driver-focused Dawn Black Badge as the canvas for his vision, a reinterpretation of the livery on the couple’s racing cars.

“Our racing cars carry the colors of the flag of Modena in Northern Italy. I wanted to see what Rolls-Royce could do with those same colors,” comments Mr. Sloss. “The first time I saw the livery the Rolls-Royce team had created for the Dawn, I burst out with ‘O my God, that’s unreal — I love it!!’ It’s outrageous, it’s over the top… it’s perfect. I still grin every time I see it.”

The Bespoke Collective set to work reinterpreting the colour scheme into Rolls-Royce design language, creating two new bespoke paint colours for the exterior of his Dawn Black Badge. The intense deep yellow that adorns the main bodywork has been named ‘Superflare’ due to its radiance under the California sun, whilst it is contrasted with the darkest of navy blues named Pikes Peak Blue due to Mr. Sloss’ interest in the king of timed hill climbs. A further flash of Superflare yellow offsets the black of the 21” carbon fibre and aluminium wheel.

The same color scheme is continued throughout the interior of Mr. Sloss’ Dawn Black Badge, with the seats, dashboard, tonneau cover and rear seat waterfall clad in Navy Blue leathers, highlighted with Bright Yellow seat piping, stitched RR headrest logos and unique to Black Badge model infinity logo between the rear seats. The yellow theme continues in the cabin with a yellow flash along the door interiors, two-tone Navy Blue and Bright Yellow steering wheel and an exclusively developed Bright Yellow pinstripe applied to the Piano Milori Blue wood dashboard, the first use of Milori Blue outside the one-off customer Phantom, ‘Whispered Muse’, shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Mr Sloss’ Dawn Black Badge is finished with a Navy Blue leather-clad Aero Cowling enclosing the rear seats.

AI is the new Hi-Tech for Lawyers

ROSS Intelligence is changing the way attorneys are able to navigate through the cumbersome legal research process.

ROSS Cofounder and CEO Andrew Arruda saw a need to change the delivery of legal services and teamed up with his cofounders to bring the power of cutting – edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the law. As a trained litigator, Arruda is uniquely suited to understand how natural language processing and machine learning can enhance the services law firms like Pierce Bainbridge deliver to their clients.

By streamlining the legal research process, ROSS Intelligence’s technology enables attorneys to find the most effective answers and arguments. Lawsuits are built on finding established legal precedents, and ROSS Intelligence delivers a plethora of on – point case law, regulatory and statutory information instantly. This is a revolutionary change. Before, lawyers had to spend endless time on legacy systems that were built from outdated technology. The result? Thousands of billable hours which clients no longer want to pay for.

Pierce Bainbridge is the ideal candidate for such a partnership with ROSS. Renowned for its ability to handle complex legal matters fast and efficiently, Pierce Bainbridge has always s ought the most cutting – edge technology. The firm has dedicated itself to improving the way law firms operate, and now, ROSS Intelligence is helping them take yet another unprecedented step forward.

“Pierce Bainbridge is exactly the kind of firm that we have aimed to partner with as our next wave of litigation – focused competitive research tools are being released” said Andrew Arruda, CEO and co – founder of ROSS Intelligence. “By building off of our core natural language processing technology, we’re now entering a new era of legal innovation, where nimble, technology focused firms can not only go up against, but in fact beat much larger law firms in bet – the – company litigation, on behalf of their clients. It’s certainly an exciting time in law and an exciting time for the entire team at ROSS Intelligence as we build out technology that accomplishes the previously impossible.”

Not only is the ROSS software concise, it’s also intuitive, setting it apart from outdated legacy research tools. It goes far beyond simple review and can handle high level advisory tasks and complex legal matters. This is truly AI at its best. Litigators using ROSS are immediately alerted of relevant information pertaining to their cases, from both published and unpublished law. Attorneys at Pierce Bainbridge were quick to see the huge value and potential. In the hands of skilled litigators, ROSS Intelligence’s technology offers a decisive competitive advantage over opponents.

While most legal research, and most law firms, are stuck in the 20th century, ROSS Intelligence launches firms like Pierce Bainbridge into the next level with its 21st century AI research technology. Clients have an immediate and distinct advantage both in and out of the courtroom when combining ROSS technology and a forward – thinking firm like Pierce Bainbridge.

“Pierce Bainbridge prides itself on operating with the latest technology to achieve the highest efficiency possible,” said John Pierce, founder and Managing Partner of Pierce Bainbridge. “As a former platoon lea der in the U.S. Army, I know how important technological advantages like this can be when executed with precision. Our firm is consistently recognized as being the most intelligent and efficient in the practice of law, and much of that is because of our embrace of technologies like ROSS Intelligence.”

NatchCom: October 5 – 7, 2018

The “Un-Conference” that helps accelerate the natural & organic product revolution by thriving online

What is NatchCom?

NatchCom is a 2-day event set in Boulder, putting digital and e-commerce to work for the exploding $220 Billion Natural Products industry. No other conference brings together digital tech with natural/organic brands to optimize profits and community building.

NatchCom is hands-on, interactive, and will help Natural brands and professionals dominate the digital universe, today and into the future. Register now with your Compass Natural discount and stay tuned for more information as NatchCom brings the Natural/Organic industry the best thinkers and doers in tech and food!

First speakers just announced and more to come!

Jabari Sykes, Ricardo Varela, Betsy McGinn, Steve Hoffman