The Governors Ball Music Festival Reveals 2016 Lineup

first_imgThe lineup for the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival is upon us. Held on Randall’s Island in New York, NY from June 3rd to 5th, the festival has revealed that Kanye West, Beck, The Strokes, The Killers and Robyn will all be giving headlining performances for this year’s celebration.The full lineup includes such participants as Death Cab For Cutie, M83, HAIM, Of Monsters And Men, Chet Faker, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, Jamie XX, Bloc Party, Gary Clark Jr., Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Matt and Kim, Action Bronson, Lord Huron, Joey Bada$$, and so many more. The lineup also features the first US performance from Eagles of Death Metal since their concert was victimized by terrorist attacks in Paris, France.Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now, and more information can be found via the festival’s website. Check the full lineup card below:last_img read more

Phoenix Monster Energy Series pit stall assignments

first_imgSee where your favorite driver will pit in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).last_img

DOF Taking Public Comment On Open Burning Regulations

first_imgThey include requirements for burn permits, methods of public notice of burn restrictions and descriptions of when different types of burning devices may be used and inspected during fire season. The statutes were orignally adopted in 1961 and hadn’t been updated since. While the proposed regulations set up a structure for charging fines for burning violations, the purpose of the new regulations is to create a more efficient fire prevention program, according to DOF. Comments can be submitted by mail to Alison Arians, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, at 550 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 1450, Anchorage, AK 99501-3566 or by email to [email protected] Public comments must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 27.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Forestry is taking public comment on proposed changes to its open burning regulations as a result of the passage of House Bill 355 in the Alaska Legislature last year. The new wildland fire regulations were rewritten to comply with the updated wildland fire prevention and enforcement statutes. In a release from DOF, these regulation changes provide detail for a new tiered prevention and enforcement structure.last_img read more

Machine Learning: Google’s Open-Source TensorFlow Platform Targets Deep Learning

first_imgIn November 2015, a group within Google called ‘Google Brain’ introduced an open-source API called TensorFlow for numerical computing and managing deep learning and artificial intelligence tasks like speech and image recognition.  TensorFlow can be deployed on anywhere from one to a distributed set of CPUs or GPUs.Matthew Zeiler, founder of AI service Clarifai, said that “Neural nets are getting used everywhere these days… Deep learning is a huge opportunity right now because it enables developers to create applications in a way that was never possible before. Neural networks are a new way of programming computers … It’s a new way of handling data.”With TensorFlow, tasks are broken down into a dataflow-graph representation.  The nodes of the graph represent CPUs or GPUs that perform the computations.  The edges of the graph represent the flow of the data between the nodes.  The data is organized as large multidimensional arrays or tensors that flow into and out of the processing nodes, which is the reason for the name ‘TensorFlow’.  TensorFlow itself is written in C++, but processing at the nodes is performed in Python.Greg Corrado, a senior search scientist at Google, said that “machine learning is the secret sauce for the products of tomorrow.  It no longer makes sense to have separate tools for researchers to use machine learning and people who are developing real product. There should be one set of tools that researchers can use to try out their crazy ideas. And if those ideas work they can move them directly into products without having to rewrite them.”Michael A. Cusumano, a professor at MIT, told the New York Times that “the software itself is open source, but if this is successful, it will feed Google’s money-making machine.  There are so many applications of machine learning to the bread and butter of what Google does.”last_img read more

Cartoon: Optimized!

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… There seem to be two poles of opinion in the SEO world around content. At one pole, you optimize everything you do within an inch of its life: writing headlines and structuring copy to engage search engine algorithms rather than human imaginations. You frame your content and choose your topics with a view to linkbait instead of what really charges your passions, and you track metrics and prune away less productive activity ruthlessly.On the other pole, you may be no less attuned to metrics than your counterparts at the other end of the spectrum, but you direct your focus to creating great, engaging content and building a community around it. Here, you’re counting less on talking directly to search engines and more on creating the kind of traffic and organic linking activity that will drive up your rankings.And then, of course, there are points in between where you do some of each. But there’s no question that there’s a tension between writing for search engines and creating a distinctive, authentic voice of your own.Now, I can find advice anywhere along that spectrum with no difficulty. (It’s no surprise that people who do SEO for a living don’t find it hard to make their content visible.) And I can find vocal, often heated arguments and very strong opinions.What I can’t find is hard data on which approach works better, and where the sweet spot lies. I imagine apples-to-apples comparisons would be hard to do, but that information would be pretty valuable. I have my preferences – I like a Web of communities and genuine voices, and I’d find pushing the ruthless-linkbait-and-keyword approach soul-destroying – and my instincts about what I’d like to believe works better, but that’s just me.Anyone out there find anything tangible?More Noise to Signal. rob cottingham Tags:#Cartoons#web center_img Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Eight Companies With the Potential to Disrupt the Media

first_imgOf all the presenters, Yowie has the potential for the largest scale. It also is perhaps the one least suited to the news industry. What Yowie tries to do is bridge the “last mile” of social connections between media figures (bands, politicians, actors or in this instance. It is a video queue that can be hosted and then brings commenters face-to-face with the media subject. Whereas most of the entrepreneurs at Disruptathon were services or features that can be used by publishers, NearSay kind of IS a publisher. It provides a platform for local news that is scalable and profitable. In terms of a pure business model, it has one of the purest visions of how to tackle hyperlocal news that has been dreamt up. It provides a way to local contributors to have a voice, aggregates local data and brings local brands and merchants to the table for discussion and awareness. I cannot see NearSay being successful in small town America, but it will work very well within large cities and has 125,000 users in Manhattan. Odio and his team have created a system that understands implicit social connections within an application. It then tries to tie together related readers through their “interest graph” based on the data it obtains from the user. From a technical perspective, Socialize was ahead of the field at Disruptathon. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … I was a touch surprised to see my friends from Publish2 included in this list of entrepreneurs since they have been around for a while and have had significant traction within the news industry. Publish2 is attempting to recreate the traditional newswire by making content easily sharable among disparate media partners with incompatible content management systems. Content is shared and virtualized in the cloud and can be picked up by any partner and formatted directly for its specific CMS. Pete Erickson is trying to become the go-to man that brings innovators and industries together. Through his Disruptathon series, he travels North America, putting on one-day events where entrepreneurs compete in front of industry leaders to present disruptive ideas. The prizes are not large, but the opportunity for brand awareness in front of industry leaders can be invaluable.Disruptathon came to the Washington D.C. area on Thursday evening with eight entrepreneurs in tow to make their pitches at USA Today headquarters in McLean, Va. When it comes to disruption, the news industry was hit hard by lack of innovation and forward digital thinking. As one presenter put it: “the foundation for the news business has shifted.” Take a look at the eight startups trying to change the way we consume, produce or interact with the news.The eight startups at Disruptathon Media were: ProConIt, Stry, NearSay, Yowie, Socialize, Publish2, OneNews and WatchParty. Each had a unique idea that was potentially disruptive … some more than others.Socialize was proclaimed the winner by the crowd, which voted on special iPod Touches that were handed out to the audience and returned to tabulate the final results. Socialize provides websites with a software developer kit (SDK) intended to “quantify the interest graph.” Of the eight companies that took the stage, Socialize was the company with the clearest technological vision and most potential to be integrated on a large scale within media apps. CEO Daniel R. Odio described it as “unleashing the community that is hiding in your app.”Here are the eight entrants, in my view of potential disruption: WatchParty is an interesting platform that can give marketers, advertisers and media companies valuable analytics into how people react to television on a moment to moment basis. The interface is nothing special … it is essentially a chat room for TV designed to bring people together to discuss and react to shows. Yet, the data that their reactions provide can be a valuable resource. “Hyper-topical.” Stry aims to transform the newswire with in-depth topical stories. “A band of reporters in pursuit of storytelling.” Its founder, Dan Oshinsky, will be a fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri to study news-centric startups and impart lessons in being an entrepreneur. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Outside of Socialize, ProConIt was the darling of Disruptathon Media. It is a system designed to change how readers comment and engage with topics. A “ProCon” is an embeddable debate platform that can be used as a social evaluation tool that provides a visual of the discourse of a conversation in Pros or Cons. It has the potential to be an interesting add-on to topics presented in the media. dan rowinski Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#New Media#news#Publishing Services#Real World#web Think of CNN iReport where citizen journalists can bring send pictures and video into the news organization to be used for broadcast or on the site. OneNews is a platform that can be integrated into local news sites that do not already have their own version of iReport set up and can help mobilize contributors to the scene of breaking news. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Spanning Backup for Google Docs and Gmail

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Announcements#cloud#news#security We’ve written before about Backupify.com, a backup service for several cloud-based apps such as Google Docs, Facebook and LinkedIn. A new service from Spanning Backup that does the same for corporate Google Docs accounts launches today.They have had a service for individual Gmail accounts for some time. It backs up users’ Google Docs, calendars, and contacts. Today they are adding backup support for Gmail and the ability to also handle all of an organization’s accounts from a single console, seen above. Spanning stores its backups in Amazon’s S3 cloud. The price is $30 per year per account for unlimited storage. Existing Spanning customers will get the storage limits removed on their individual accounts. center_img david strom A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Rock Bridge wins first boys basketball state title

first_imgFor the first time ever, the Rock Bridge boys are state champs in basketball.The Bruins beat CBC 63-59 in the Class 5 final on Saturday at JQH Arena in Springfield.Rock Bridge (25-3) was down by eight entering the fourth, but scored 26 points in the final quarter for the comeback win.Isiaih Mosley led the Bruins with 24 points. On Sunday, he announced on social media he will continue playing basketball on that floor, committing to Missouri State.The Jefferson City girls just missed their first state crown, losing in the Class 5 championship game to North Kansas City 43-34 on Saturday. The Lady Jays wound up 29-2 on the season.last_img read more