Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 have a tragic tone

The social network’s top retweets respond to major events involving death, disasters and politics.

That’s the takeaway from Twitter’s list of most retweeted tweets for the year, which the company released Tuesday.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom — you can look to Nugget Boy Carter Wilkinson begging Wendy’s for free chicken nuggets for a year, which was the most retweeted at 3.6 million, as an example of a sillier moment. But all told, more than half of the top 10 most retweeted had a noticeably somber tone.

Källa: Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 have a tragic tone

Apple Devices Could Have Reversible Emoji Next Year

The Unicode Consortium has proposed new guidelines that would allow for reversible emoji. In other words, emojis such as a car or train that currently face to the left or right only would be able to face either direction.

Apple and other vendors would be able to choose which emoji can be reversible on their devices, if any, according to their preferences.

The guidelines are still a draft that should be finalized by time the next major batch of over 100 new emoji characters are made available for companies like Apple to implement starting in the second half of 2018.

Källa: Apple Devices Could Have Reversible Emoji Next Year

Apple wins EU trademark case against Xiaomi

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) succeeded on Tuesday in preventing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc (IPO-XMGP.HK) from registering its ”Mi Pad” tablet computer as an EU trademark because the name was too similar to Apple’s ”iPad”.

The European Union’s second-highest court, the General Court, ruled that Mi Pad should not be registered as a trademark because consumers were likely to be confused by the similarity of the signs.

Xiaomi’s Mi Pad and Apple’s iPad are both tablet computers.

Källa: Apple wins EU trademark case against Xiaomi

Transient

Transient

Transient

 

 

”Transient”
[tran-shuh nt, -zhuh nt, -zee-uh nt]
Adjective. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; lasting only a short time; existing briefly.
Philosophy. person or thing that is transient, especially a temporary guest, boarder, laborer, or the like.
Electricity. a sudden pulse of voltage or current.

All footage available to license at 4K resolution. Contact: dustin@dfvc.com

”Transient” is a compilation of the best shots from my storm chasing adventures of summer 2017. Most of the lightning footage was captured in uncompressed raw at 1000 frames per second with our Phantom Flex4K. This summer I chased for over 30 days and traveled 20K miles. My respect and admiration for storm chasers became even stronger this year. This is one of the most difficult projects I have ever attempted in my career. On several occasions I found myself uncomfortable either mentally or physically. Chasing storms with a Phantom Flex4K is stressful even when things are going well. There were at least 10 days where I returned home with my tail between my legs and nothing to show after a ten hour chase and 500 miles. There were also a couple of days that I drove home with an ear to ear smile that lasted for hours. Most of the lightning was captured in my home state of Arizona. I also spent a week in the Great Plains chasing with Chad Cowan. It was during this time that I captured a time-lapse of the massive super-cell shown twice in Transient. For some reason that damn super-cell refused to spit out a proper bolt.

Lightning is like a snowflake. Every bolt is different. I learned that lightning varies greatly in speed. There are some incredible looking bolts that I captured that didn’t make the cut because even at 1000fps they only lasted for one frame during playback. I also captured some lightning that appear computer generated it lasted so long on the screen.

Technical info: The Phantom Flex4K is a camera that must be post triggered while shooting high speed. This works out well for capturing lightning because the camera is always recording and rewriting to internal ram. As soon as a bolt appears in my view finder I trigger the camera to save what has been stored in the ram. Shooting at high frame rates requires a lot of light. Therefore, I mostly used my Zeiss Otus 28, 55, and 85mm lenses wide open at f1.4. In all, I captured 10TB of data during this production.

Special thanks to Chad Cowan for many of the time-lapse shots in the video and to Mike Olbinski for the storm chasing advice and guidance.

Music licensed from Audiomachine

Gratistipset: Past Mistakes

Gratistipset: Past Mistakes

Gratistipset: Past Mistakes

Past Mistakes är en interaktiv bok där du kan styra handlingen med olika val.

Gratis idag 5/12.

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”Past Mistakes” Commissioner Collins, a veteran agent of the law that rules over the new Total Order the world is in, will find, by accident, a time capsule buried back in the XXI century. In this capsule, he will find the origin and solution to the totalitarian state under which the oppressed XXV century lives: several plans on how to build a time machine, and a card with the story and location of the tyrant who would start World War Three, allowing all his descendants to continue the Great Dictatorship, the Total Order under which Collins lives.

An Interactive Book App with images, music, decisions and multiple endings.
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”Past Mistakes” is available today, you get to choose the course of the story, become the main character, choose your path wisely and discover our multiple endings.

Commissioner Collins, a veteran agent of the law, fifty years old, from Novopolis, in Great America. He does not agree with the system he lives in, but he has no other choice than to abide by the law, Lex Code, imposed upon the world’s population. The Supreme Leader oppresses World War 3’s survivor states. Upon finding the time capsule, which will reveal how to avoid the planet’s current situation, he chooses to help correct the past and erase the present.

Have you ever wanted to change the ending of your favorite book? Now you can! Good, bad, unexpected, sad, and of course happy endings, original storiesonline, tales, classic book adaptations, short stories, tales for children and novels are available in this living books app.

This gamebook app is available for iPhone, iPad or iPod devices, Download for Free and decide later if you want the full version, This Interactive Book App is published by Living a Book.

LIVING A BOOK, books with decisions and multiple endings, create a unique and immersive experience by combining technology and a good read. Our Pathbook apps create the best reading experience ever.

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Past Mistakes

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