The HoloLens may be positioned as an entertainment and gaming device, but Microsoft is looking at a broader set of applications for its headset. The Redmond giant announced yesterday that it would be awarding a total of $500,000 in grants to five universities in the U.S. for coming up with research proposals that leverage the potential of the HoloLens.
Meanwhile, a Portland-based startup called Object Theory is targeting the enterprise segment by announcing that it will create augmented reality apps for the HoloLens.
With a release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for the end of the year, fans of the space opera franchise are in pandemonium over various sneak peeks and trailer previews. Likewise, brands have made several attempts to pay homage to The Force. The latest release are these cufflinks available at Parisian boutique colette. In the design of some of our favorite Star Wars characters including R2-D2, Yoda, Darth Vader, and the Storm Troopers, you can truly wear your allegiance on your sleeve.
BMW’s electric truck has been let loose on the Munich roads, ready to take up service delivering materials between supplier SCHERM and BMW’s manufacturing plant. The 40 ton truck has a range of 100 km, allowing it to work all day without needing a charge.
In the last act of the European club season, the Champions League final left a strong impression of Serie A returning to a position of power. Even if champions Juventus were unable to contain Barcelona’s inexorable surge to a fifth European championship title, they made it as difficult for the Catalans as anyone realistically could have.
Yet, much like Barca and Real Madrid’s dominance of La Liga, an outstanding team’s achievements are not necessarily indicative of a competition in rude health overall. The legendary Marcello Lippi, who knows a thing or two about near misses in Champions League finals with breathtakingly good sides, called the extent of Juve’s grip on their domestic league “embarrassing” in the lead-up to this year’s showpiece, per La Gazzettadello Sport (via MailOnline).
There has been a growing sense that Italy’s other traditional giants need to respond and at last, AC Milan could be waking from their slumber. Furnished with new backing from Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol, who has been lining up a deal for a 48 percent stake in the club, the Rossoneri are making a splash in the summer’s transfer window after being restricted to the bargain basement in recent times.
After a frustrating beginning to the window, in which they missed out on Geoffrey Kondogbia (to city rivals Inter, who are also making aggressive inroads to strengthen) and Porto-bound GiannelliImbula, the core of new coach SinisaMihajlovic’s group is beginning to take shape.
If the biggest winners from the Andrea Bertolacci signing look at first glance to be Roma, who have made a tidy profit on a good but not quite elite player, the signings at the front end of the pitch have begun to spark the imagination.
Forwards Carlos Bacca (who relinquished a potential Champions League campaign with Sevilla to join up) and Luiz Adriano of Shakhtar Donetsk are not far from being sure things, and completely change the threat that Milan pose. They are both experienced, mobile and carry proven records of scoring in European competition, even if they won’t have the opportunity to add to those tallies with their new club this season.
Mihajlovic’s plan, as affirmed in his introductory press conference, to use a 4-3-1-2 formation will not only please chairman Silvio Berlusconi—who retains the majority shareholding—but harks back to Milan’s glory days, as per the club’s official website.
The spending has not finished and there is new, young talent too, with midfielder Jose Mauri (who scored a stunning winner for doomed Parma against Juve in spring) the latest on board. After Mihajlovic’s predecessors Clarence Seedorf and Filippo Inzaghi laboured with limited resources, there is scope for the new man to build something, especially with only Serie A and CoppaItalia action to focus on in this campaign.
To really kick on, approval for a new, bespoke stadium is surely imperative. The club are waiting on approval from landowners FondazioneFiera to purchase the site on which to build a proposed 48,000-capacity arena, as per Football Italia. This would give Milan a financial and ideological base, close to the Juventus Stadium model under which the champions have flourished.
Juve have to remain the yardstick. There will be some who will doubt the champions’ ability to retain their superiority after losing the inspirational Carlos Tevez but then again, plenty thought the replacement of Antonio Conte with Massimiliano Allegri would see their hegemony unravel—and look how that turned out.
In a season where Roma boldly trumpeted themselves as challengers, they were eventually nothing of the sort, clinging on to (just) confirm the second automatic Champions League place.
The Bianconeri will almost certainly continue to rule the roost with little argument this season. Milan’s immediate aim isn’t to topple them, though, or it shouldn’t be. It’s to become an irritant to them, and make themselves relevant again by being so.
Finding their on-pitch personality again—or certainly what should be their personality, according to Berlusconi—would be a positive step in that direction.
Euclid Tsakalotos, the mild-tempered professor who was appointed as Greece’s new finance minister on Monday, is a clear change in style from his combative predecessor Yanis Varoufakis. The 55-year-old Tsakalotos studied at prestigious private London school St Paul’s and at Oxford University, speaks Greek with a British accent and rarely appears in public, let alone wearing the torso-hugging T-shirts Varoufakis favors. As the brainchild of Syriza’s economic thinking, Tsakalotos is likely to redouble efforts to put one of the most contentious issues in the five months of financial aid negotiations between Greece and its creditors — debt relief — back on the table.
Slim progress on education is set back as soldiers requisition school buildings and fighting forces children to flee, but some are returning to the classroom
At the end of a school day in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, young girls in light brown uniforms walk home, chatting in the late-afternoon sun. The scene should be repeated all over the country but over the past year and a half the civil war has forced hundreds of thousands of children out of school nationwide.
Education is one of the hidden casualties of South Sudan’s latest conflict, which began in December 2013 and shows little sign of ending. School buildings have been requisitioned by soldiers, pupils and their teachers have been press-ganged into armed groups, and an estimated 400,000 children have been forced out of school.
For San Francisco 49er fans, one of the hardest things about the 2015 season might be seeing Frank Gore in Indianapolis Colt blue.
It made sense for the team to move on from Gore. Gore is 32 years old with a lot of mileage on his tires, and the 49ers drafted his replacement the year before in Carlos Hyde. Hyde’s remaining production is almost guaranteed to be higher than the rest of Gore’s career.
Still, Gore is a 49ers legend, and his tank isn’t empty yet. Seeing him succeed for Andrew Luck and the Colts would be bittersweet, especially if he out-performs the 49ers’ running attack this season.
Seeing legends and stars succeed in other places is always painful. There’s something that just triggers an inherent feeling of wrongness to see, say, Brett Favre in a Vikings uniform or Johnny Unitas as a Charger.
With Gore in mind, let’s take a look at the 10 greatest post-49er careers for 49er greats.
This isn’t just the best careers by players after they were 49ers; they had to establish themselves as a great player on San Francisco for an extended period of time. Therefore, Deion Sanders’ career in Dallas, for example, doesn’t count, because he was only with the 49ers for one season, even if it was a fantastic season.
It’s also a ranking of how successful they were, as opposed to how painful it was to see them in another jersey. While Joe Montana was more beloved by most 49ers fans than Terrell Owens, Montana only played two seasons away from San Francisco while Owens played for years after succeeding in the Bay Area. Longevity counts for something.
With those caveats, here are the top 10 ex-49er greats:
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