Insta360s new Titan is a basketballsized eightlens VR camera

first_img Post a comment Cameras CES 2019 Share your voice The Insta360’s Titan costs $15,000. Insta360 If you’re a professional videographer looking for the best VR camera on the market, Insta360’s massive Titan could be just the thing. Sporting eight Micro Four Thirds sensors capable of taking up to 11K video resolution at 30 frames per second, the Titan is about the size of a basketball, and probably has the largest sensors of a VR camera in the market right now. Insta360 announced it Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Besides shooting video at 11K, the Titan can handle 10K resolution in 3D, or 11K 360-degree photos in both normal and 3D types. You can record 8K resolution in 60 fps and 5.3K at 120 fps. The Titan can also shoot 10-bit HDR video. Other features include Insta360’s software features, such as FlowState Stabilization, which lets you create stabilized videos without the need for gimbals. It will also have Farsight, a live monitoring system that lets you use a tablet or phone to preview the shoot. The Titan will likely ship in April, with Insta360 planning to do a pilot program with select filmmakers before that happens. It will cost a whopping $15,000, which converts to about £11,800 or AU$21,0000. Quick specs Camera: 8 Micro Four Thirds sensors Photos: 11K resolution, 3D and mono Video: 11K at 30 fps, 10K in 3D, 8K at 60 fps and 5.3K at 120 fps Price: $15,000 CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. center_img 0 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tags 85 Photoslast_img read more

Infosys admits automation related job losses hit 11000

first_imgEmployees of Infosys Technologies Limited walk in the campus of the company’s headquarters in Bangalore on April 13, 2017.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty ImagesInfosys has said that automation related attrition has hit 11,000 jobs. The revelation was made during the Indian IT-giant’s 36th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, June 24. Numerous things such as the retirement of executive chairman R Seshasayee and the rumoured tiff between the company’s board and its founders were also discussed.While the firm did not specifically say whether the company had let go of the 11,000 employees and even did not mention a time period, it did say that software has been and is going to play an important role in its business model. Talking about the benefits of automation, the Bengaluru-based firm also said that revenue per full-time employee had increased by 1.2 percent.Infosys has of late made quite some headlines, thanks to reports of several employees being laid off and its plans to hire 10,000 employees in the US. While it has time and again said that the reports of layoffs are unfounded, citing how each year employees are evaluated and non-performers are let go, its statement at the AGM is likely to raise a few eyebrows.Automation has been a much-discussed topic in the recent times. Apart from laying off several employees, IT giants are also said to be hiring lesser number of employees each year and automation is said to be one of the key reasons. Most of the companies now rely on digital services.”With automation, the number of people we are hiring in the past will not be the same. It will slow down a little bit. We are also looking at hiring very differential kind of people,” the Indian Express had earlier quoted Krishnamurthy Shankar, executive vice-president, group head, human resource development, Infosys, as saying.Pankaj Bansal, co-founder and chief executive officer of PeopleStrong, noted that the job cuts due to automation may not show a drastic impact right away, but it will be visible by around 2020. “The change has started, with companies introducing bots for customer service, managing warehouses, etc.,” he told LiveMint. InfosysREUTERS/Abhishek N. ChinnappaMeanwhile, Seshasayee said that the Saturday meeting was his last AGM as he is set to retire in May 2018 and explained that he is looking for to a smooth transition.”Finally, as this will be my last AGM, before I retire upon reaching the age of 70 in May 2018… During the remaining part of my tenure, I would be committed to further enhancing governance standards, improving shareholder value and planning a smooth transition to my successor,” he said.last_img read more

Bangladesh ranks third in growing rich population

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationBangladesh ranks third among the world’s top countries with the fastest millionaire population growth, shows a report published by a US based research organisation, Wealth X.The country’s High Net Worth (HNW) population is set to grow by 11.04 per cent each year in the next five years according to the findings of the research firm.The report defines the HNW population as those with a net worth between $1 million and $30 million. The research firm on Wednesday published the report titled “Global HNW analysis: The high net worth handbook” of top 10 countries that are eyeing growth from 2018 to 2023.Nigeria tops the list with millionaire population growth of 12 per cent while Egypt is in the second position. Bangladesh is followed by Vietnam, Poland, China, Kenya, India, Philippines and Ukraine respectively in the list.Although rich with oil reserves, Nigeria is much talked for its corruption.Earlier, Bangladesh surpassed all the countries with fastest growing class of rich people, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report in September, 2018 by Wealth X.The report, then showed ultra rich with a net worth of US $30 million or more , were growing faster in Bangladesh.According to its estimate, the ultra-rich increased by 17 per cent in five years till 2017 in the country.On the other hand, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics’ report shows a widening inequality between the income of the poor and the rich.Experts, however, believe this sudden increase of rich population in the country occurred as result of crony capitalism, as well as bribery and corruption in the banking and financial sectors, contracts and other sectors.According to the BBS household survey of income and expenditure released in 2016, the income of five per cent of the richest families went up by 57 per cent in six years from 2010 to 2016.At the same time, the income of five per cent poorest decreased to 59 per cent. Their per capita income lowered to 733 taka per month which was 1791 taka in 2010.Executive chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and former advisor to caretaker government Hossain Zillur Rahman said that there was no doubt that Bangladesh is heading towards a sustainable economy.“It is to find whether these rich people contributed to the economy or became rich in an unethical way. Because, the corruption and irregularities in banking and other sector refers to such likelihood,” he added.However, some of the economists believe that in the initial phase of development, inequality in income increases. This discrimination decreases after the economy goes to a sustainable position. Also, they note that crony capitalism is a common picture of developing countries.There are debates among economists about income inequality.“It is not necessary that the income disparity increases in primary phases of development. The best instance is South Korea,” economist Wahiuddin Ahmad said in a citizens’ dialogue organised by the PPRC and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).“If we cannot create effective institutional resistance against corruption and it continues like this, our economy will not be able to take the burden in the future,” he added.Planning commission member Shamsul Alam told Prothom Alo that the government also is concerned about the increasing inequality in income.“The government is putting emphasis on social security programmes in this regard. We are also introducing a number of initiatives to reduce the inequality in upcoming the eighth five-year plan which is underway,” he added.Shamsul Alam also said that the overall GDP growth in Bangladesh is high. “New resources are being created and so the growth is increasing. Therefore it is only natural that the number of millionaires will increase,” he added.*This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakatlast_img read more

Over 300 older children split at border are reunited

first_imgIn this 10 July 2018, file photo, Ever Reyes Mejia, of Honduras, carries his son to a vehicle after being reunited and released by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo: APThe Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.The justice department reaffirmed in a court filing that it has identified 2,551 children who may be covered by US district judge Dana Sabraw’s order. More than 900 are either “not eligible or not yet known to the eligible,” the vast majority of them undergoing evaluation to verify parentage and ensure the children are safe.ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt said he was concerned about the high number of children who have not been cleared for reunification.The administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are due back in court Friday for the fifth time in two weeks as the judge holds tightly to a 26 July deadline for all children to be reunified. He set an earlier deadline of 10 July for dozens of children under 5.The government has identified eight US Immigration and Customs Enforcement locations to reunify children 5 and older, and people have been getting released throughout the Southwest this week.The US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are taking the lead on helping families that have been released into the US The faith-based groups provide food, clothing, legal aid and often money for a bus or a plane ticket, usually for them to join relatives across the country.Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, has served dozens of families. The shelter’s director, Ruben Garcia, said “the actual reunification process is a logistical nightmare.”On Monday, the judge put a temporary hold on deporting parents while the government prepares a response to the ACLU’s request for parents to have at least one week to decide whether to pursue asylum in the US after they are reunited with their children.last_img read more

2 girls raped

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationTwo girls, one 11-year-old and another 15, were reportedly raped in separate incidents in Kishoreganj, reports UNB.In Pakundia, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two of her teen neighbours on Sunday evening in Purbopara village.Police arrested the suspects – aged 14 and 16 years – after the girl’s mother filed a case, UNB quoted investigation officer inspector Md Shafikul Islam saying.Evidence of rape was found in medical tests.A court sent the suspects to jail when they were produced before it on Tuesday.In Katiadi, Lohajuri Union’s ward number 6-member Abdul Rashid was arrested for his alleged involvement in the gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl.The victim was taken out of her home on 15 May with false promise of marriage and raped repeatedly for six days by three men.Her father filed a case on Tuesday with Katiadi police accusing four men.Sumon, 24, took the victim to one of his relatives’ house in Pakundia upazila and raped her with two of his friends, police said.The other suspects are Shuvon and Shamim.Quoting Katiadi police’s in-charge (investigation) Shafiqul Islam UNB says the girl was sent to the civil surgeon’s office for medical tests.Arrested ward member Rashid was produced before the court.last_img read more

How experienced buyers can mitigate economic bubbles

first_img More information: Retrading, production, and asset market performance. PNAS 2015 ; published ahead of print November 9, 2015, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1517038112AbstractPrior studies have shown that traders quickly converge to the price–quantity equilibrium in markets for goods that are immediately consumed, but they produce speculative price bubbles in resalable asset markets. We present a stock-flow model of durable assets in which the existing stock of assets is subject to depreciation and producers may produce additional units of the asset. In our laboratory experiments inexperienced consumers who can resell their units disregard the consumption value of the assets and compete vigorously with producers, depressing prices and production. Consumers who have first participated in experiments without resale learn to heed their consumption values and, when they are given the option to resell, trade at equilibrium prices. Reproducibility is therefore the most natural and most effective treatment for suppression of bubbles in asset market experiments. © 2015 Phys.org Commodity market volatility more perception than reality Other examples include the so-called dot-com bubble of 1995-2000, the stock market bubble of 1922-1929, and there was even a bubble in the uranium market in 2007. Often, speculative bubbles occur in the markets for durable goods, defined as an asset that does not quickly wear out. By contrast, studies have demonstrated that price-quantity equilibrium prevails in markets for goods that are immediately consumed, like milk shakes and haircuts; this is because the buyer and the seller never trade places, and the consumption value of the good is very high.A group of economics researchers at Chapman University in California, curious about production and trade in a stock-flow market for durable assets, treated the issue as a pure abstraction in a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They developed a model of a reproducible durable asset with several conceptual elements: First, the asset provides use value to its owner (dividends) through use.The asset depreciates over time. And suppliers can profitably sell newly manufactured units if the price is below the market price.They tested this model in two conditions: In the baseline treatment (BL), they suppressed the asset units’ option risk by requiring units to be held until they depreciated. The second condition was the resale treatment (RS), in which consumers were allowed to freely sell their units to each other, thereby competing with the manufacturer. The researchers found that the RS condition hindered prices from converging to equilibrium and degraded market efficiency. Additional sessions under the RS condition used participants who had prior experience in the BL. These sessions with experienced participants were referred to as RSX.The researchers found that there was much less resale in RSX than RS, and that resale in the RSX increased market efficiency more frequently. Consumers in the RS condition failed to optimally specialize as buyers, competing with the manufacturers by reselling their units. Resale was much more efficient when the consumers were experienced. The reason? Experienced buyers understood the consumption value of the asset. “Our statistical analysis gives us strong confidence that consumers were more focused on the consumption value of their units in the RSX than in the RS and consequently captured more gains from exchange,” the authors write. “This affected price and production convergence, as well as efficiency…”Other results: Prices converged to the short-run equilibrium in the BL and RSX, but diverged from it in RS. Production converged to the steady state in BL and RSX, but diverged in the RS. And the efficiency was the lowest in the RS, according to a measure of global efficiency for each period. The researchers conclude, “Resale alone—although destabilizing—does not generate price bubbles. Over the past quarter century, numerous real estate bubbles have occurred around the world, with serious economic consequences. Our design with reproducible assets suggests that these markets should be stable unless other factors such as credit, cash infusions, and limitations on production disrupt market equilibrium.” Citation: How experienced buyers can mitigate economic bubbles (2015, November 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-11-experienced-buyers-mitigate-economic.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further (Phys.org)—Over the last decade, many people got a tough primer on the effects of economic bubbles, as the bursting of the 2007-2008 housing bubble sent shockwaves through most of the major world economies. But property isn’t the only asset class that experiences economic bubbles; any asset valued at a price or a range that deviates sharply from its intrinsic value is said to be experiencing a bubble.last_img read more

Eating fried food may stop your brain from controlling your diet

first_imgIf you are looking for ways to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline, stay clear of foods rich in saturated fat found in butter, cheese or fried foods as these can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a study.The findings showed that consuming fatty food affects the hypothalamus a part of the brain that helps regulate hunger.Simply put, people struggle to control how much they eat, when to stop and what type of food to eat symptoms seen in obesity. ‘Although the effects of high fat diet on metabolism have been widely studied, little is known about the effects on the brain,’ said a researcher. On the other hand, consuming foods rich in unsaturated fats such as fish, avocado or olive oil makes a significant difference, the researchers said.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The study shows that brain function remains normal and manages to restrain from eating more than necessary.‘The difference was very clear and we were amazed to establish the impact of a fatty diet onto the brain,’ Crispino explained. ‘Our results suggest that being more aware about the type of fat consumed with the diet may reduce the risk of obesity and prevent several metabolic diseases’, the researcher concluded.last_img read more

3Step Spring Cleaning for an Improved Website

first_imgApril 6, 2017 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free You have to be willing to adapt and change to succeed in business. Very few things, if any, remain constant over the years, and people who refuse to change get left in the dust.This holds especially true for your website. From improved security measures to fresh content — there are always changes to be made. Here are three simple changes you can make to improve the performance of your website.Related: 22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader1. Improve your security and trustworthiness.Consumers are becoming extremely particular about what information they provide online, especially when it comes to personal and financial information. Whether you are collecting lead personal information such as names and email addresses or credit card information to process online payments, you need to give your visitors a secure environment.If you haven’t already switched over to HTTPS, then you should contact your hosting company and purchase a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your server and your visitors’ web browsers, allowing sensitive information to be transmitted without being compromised. The process of converting to HTTPS is much easier than you might expect. There are plenty of online resources that walk you through the process, like this one here.When your website displays a web address featuring HTTPS, it gives your visitors more confidence, but there are additional steps you can take.“We use HTTPS because we collect payment information through our website, but we also make sure to display our Better Business Bureau logo, which shows we are an Accredited Business with an A+ rating. Displaying badges of trust on your website is an effective way to build trust,” explains Garrett Sutton, CEO of Corporate Direct.Related: 11 Ways to Make Money While You Sleep2. Update your website design to be modern and responsive.Updating your website can give your brand a fresh makeover, while also creating a more effective and friendly user experience for your visitors. With more than 65 percent of all traffic coming from mobile devices, you need to be certain that your visitors all have a pleasant experience, regardless of the type of device they are browsing on.When a prospective customer lands on your website, they form an opinion of your brand within seconds. If your website has a stale feel, it can act as repellant, pushing prospects to your competition. Many brands will use pre-made themes, but many of these are clunky and the added code and features slow down the load time.Consider a responsive redesign, with a focus on increasing your user experience. This will ultimately increase your conversion rates and revenue. I recently acquired a boutique web design and development agency that specializes in responsive design and coding. We stress transparency, offering several affordable packages for brands of all sizes. A complete redesign is more affordable than you might think.Related: 5 Habits of the Wealthy That Helped Them Get Rich3. Publish new blog and video content.There is no ignoring content marketing, as it helps to attract visitors to your website. But, many businesses forget to create content that also converts those visitors into sales. It’s always a great idea to create some content that further educates your visitors about the products or services that your business offers.This can be in the form of blog posts, downloadable assets or even videos. Phil Cohen, CEO of Factor Finders has seen positive results from their video effort, stating, “We created a video library on our website that features three categories of videos, all designed to educate our prospects. While we also have a traditional blog, we receive great feedback regarding our videos.”When it comes to content, being consistent is key. Every time you add new content, it helps to improve your website’s SEO. Each new piece of content is an opportunity to target new keywords and attract more traffic.last_img read more