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Oakland Athletics fall prey to Madison Bumgarner gem in Bay Bridge Series loss

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — The A’s fell to the Giants, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Oracle Park.Brett Anderson was spinning his own kind of gem against the Giants, allowing just three hits in five innings. But Buster Posey, Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar knocked back-to-back-to-back doubles in the sixth inning, allowing the Giants a one-run lead. He left the game having allowed those two earned runs in six innings, striking out …last_img

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What Is Google Getting at With Chrome OS for Tablets?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Evidence has surfaced in some Google source code that the company isn’t simply looking at using Chrome OS – the Web-based operating system revealed last December –  just for notebook computers. Instead, it looks like Google is considering the OS for use on tablets. As some point out, that seems like a confusing move with Google banking so much on Honeycomb.Perhaps, however, Chrome OS isn’t meant for high-end tablets at all. Maybe Chrome OS for tablets is Google’s play at creating a low-end tablet market or something else altogether.According to CNET, Google admitted it was working on a tablet version of Chrome OS, but only said that, “We are engaging in early open-source work for the tablet form factor.”Google also said that it might not stop with tablets.“Chrome OS was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of form factors. We expect to see different partners build different kinds of devices based on Chrome OS, but for this initial release we are targeting the notebook form factor,” the company explained in a statement.In February, a rumor hit the wires that Acer would be releasing a Chrome OS-powered “surf station,” which was little more than a monitor with built-in connectivity and a touch screen. Perhaps the tablet version of Chrome OS could power devices like this or, even better, super-cheap tablets that can’t run Honeycomb? After all, when it came to netbooks, they were effectively competing with laptops by offering a much lower price point and coming in with a much smaller form factor. The Motorola Xoom, for example, runs Honeycomb. It is powerful and pays for it in weight, size and price. A cheap tablet alternative could be offered, however, by sacrificing power and performance. Chrome OS could be the OS of choice for the super-cheap tablet. Or maybe it isn’t that at all. Maybe Google simply wants to make the ubiquity play. Despite its claims that developer tools would solve fragmentation issues between Android and Honeycomb, perhaps Chrome OS would help pull tablets toward Web apps.  What do you think – why is Google looking at Chrome OS for the tablet, when it seems to have invested so much time and effort into its tablet-specific OS, Honeycomb? Is Google simply looking at a future merger between the two operating systems, bringing native tablet and Web apps to future devices? Tags:#Google#mobile#news#NYT#web Related Posts mike melansoncenter_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic Directors

first_img The Close-Up MontageIf you need to pump up your audience, then you need the quick-cut close-up montage. You know what it is. The “lock and load” montage. The “gearing up” montage. Here’s a supercut if you still don’t know what I’m talking about.If you’re curious about how to edit a montage sequence like this, check out our tutorial.The undeniable master of the quick-cut close-up montage is Edgar Wright. In this next video, Wright himself offers up examples of the shot and explains how he pulls them off. (Hint: He films them in reverse.)And for more . . . Dutch AngleSimply put, the dutch angle involves tilting the camera to one side. The shot is an effective way to communicate disorientation, desperation, drunkenness, and intensity. Here’s a fun look at how to use the dutch angle in your next film or documentary.  The Low-Angle Trunk ShotThe trunk shot is exactly what it sounds like — a shot from inside the trunk of a car. Of course, it’s not always easy to fit a camera operator and a full-sized movie camera into the confines of a trunk, so often art departments use fake walls and hatches. It’s safe to say that Quentin Tarantino is a great lover of the trunk shot, as we can see in this compilation from Lost Theater. One-Point PerspectiveOne-Point Perspective is synonymous with Stanley Kubrick — and rightfully so. Wes Anderson has carried on the tradition of symmetrical shots, but Kubrick made the technique mainstream. When people use the word “Kubrickian,” they mean this . . .And for a little more . . .(Side note: Since Kogonada originally published these video essays, he’s gone on to direct his own feature film, Columbus. The film is brilliant and often makes use of the techniques that so clearly inspired Kogonada from the start. Here’s a brief video diving into how and why these inspirations take form.  The Whip PanThe whip pan conveys urgency and rhythm. It’s a fluid shot that is often the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B. Paul Thomas Anderson has the whip pan on lockdown, masterfully using the technique to hide his cuts and maintain pace while ramping up the tension in a scene. For a filmmaker with a ton of ticks up his sleeve, the whip pan is one of Anderson’s most distinctive calling cards.Here’s BooneLovesVideo with a stellar tutorial on how to pull off the whip-pan in three different ways.center_img Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques.Great directors make an impact on the history of filmmaking, introducing a style and a technical approach that becomes trademark. Akira Kurosawa’s approach to storytelling influenced George Lucas. Robert Altman’s sprawling character sketches inspired Paul Thomas Anderson. Yet, every legendary director can take their influences and create something completely new. The purely visual nature of filmmaking is where most filmmakers begin making their mark.Let’s look at a handful of iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking. The Dolly ZoomHere’s a straightforward explanation of how the dolly zoom works.Unsettling is putting it lightly. First imagined by the Romanian filmmaker Sergiu Huzum (but most famously used in Hitchcock’s Vertigo), the dolly zoom is the go-to shot for conveying paranoia, unease, or horror. Pulling off the Effect in Post-ProductionIf you forgot to pull off the effect in-camera, here’s how you can easily pull it off in post-production.Vashi Nedomansky has created this insightful video roundup featuring various uses of the dolly zoom throughout cinema history.  Long Tracking ShotsA subtle technique that can sometimes go unnoticed is the long tracking shot. One of (if not the best) long-take directors working right now is Alfonso Cuarón. Whether it’s flying and flailing through space in Gravity to navigating the war-torn chaos of Children of Men. These seemingly one-take sequences are one of the best ways to immerse your audience. Here’s a look at how the director uses the filmmaking trick.Here’a pretty excellent breakdown of how to pull off this shot effectively.One of Martin Scorsese’s go-to tricks, the long tracking shot perfectly situates the viewer in the world of a film. Looking for cinematography articles? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageInsights into the Cinematography of the Award-Winning Doc-Series “Tales By Light”The Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. StabilizedCinematography Tip: Working with Unmotivated Camera MovementThe Cameras and Lenses Behind 2019’s Oscar-Nominated Filmslast_img read more

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Coming this Sunday: BJP’s mega recruitment

first_imgCome Sunday and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to witness a ‘mega recruitment’ of leaders from the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties at a rally in Solapur, in the presence of party president Amit Shah.Among the top leaders who are likely to join the BJP include former chief minister and current Rajya Sabha MP from the BJP quota Narayan Rane. Mr. Rane will reportedly dissolve his party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha, which he formed after quitting the Congress. His two sons, Congress MLA Nitesh and former Congress MP Nilesh, are also likely to join the BJP. Former Kolhapur MP and NCP leader Dhananjay Mahadik is also likely to jump ship to the BJP. Mr. Mahadik, whose cousin is a BJP MLA, lost the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Mandlik, with the Congress and sections of the NCP allegedly campaigning against him because of his proximity with the BJP. On Friday, Jaikumar Gore, Congress MLA from Man in western Maharashtra, submitted his resignation to Assembly speaker Haribhau Bagde, which was accepted. Mr. Gore is also likely to join the BJP on Sunday. His brother and bitter rival Shekhar has already joined the Shiv Sena. In 2014, the brothers contested the polls respectively from Congress and NCP. Congress MLA Siddharam Mhetre from Solapur district is also likely to switch to the BJP on Sunday.The biggest defection could be of Padmasinha Patil, a founding member of the NCP and a close aide of party president Sharad Pawar, and his son, NCP MLA Ranajagjitsinha Patil from Osmanabad district. Apart from these names, Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosle, State Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar and MLA Baban Shinde from the NCP, and Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil are also said to be on their way to the BJP.last_img read more

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Chinese Top Political Advisor Meets Bahamas Senate Head

first_img Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.Yu said since Chinese President Xi’s historic visit to the Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress. He said the two sides should implement the leaders’ consensus by deepening mutual trust, expanding practical cooperation, increasing people-to-people contact and cooperating closely on international affairs.Yu said the CPPCC is ready to step up cooperation with relevant organizations of the Bahamas to promote the growth of bilateral links.Wilson said the Bahamas is committed to long-term cooperation with China and is ready to make a positive effort to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas. Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, beijing, caribbean, china, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, sharon wilson, Yu Zhengsheng Recommended for youlast_img read more

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