first_imgThe young pupils of Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny let their talents shine during a poignant Christmas carol service on Wednesday evening.St Eunan’s Cathedral was filled with wonderful music and performances from the primary school students, who acted out a special nativity play and sang beautiful carols under the guidance of their teachers.It was an afternoon enjoyed by all the pupils and their families as they celebrated the Christmas season together. Geraldine Diver was there to capture the special moments for this picture gallery:Scoil Cholmcille host special carol service – Picture Special was last modified: December 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Starting today, the popular light blogging platform Tumblr will publish its users’ feeds in real time. Tumblr will use the increasingly popular PubSubHubbub format to announce updates. Tumblr’s real-time hub will be powered by Superfeedr. Thanks to today’s updates, Tumblr – which has close to 2.5 million users – will now be able to send out real-time alerts to any service that supports the PubSubHubbub format.Tumblr is facing increased competition from other light blogging services like Posterous. Posterous enabled PubSubHubbub for its feed in early November and also uses a Superfeedr hub.Getting Real-Time Updates Getting real-time updates from PubSubHubbub-enabled feeds is still not as easy as it should be, but an increasing number of services are now able to consume these feeds. With standard RSS feeds, a client has to poll the feed at regular intervals (usually around once every 15 minutes). A PubSubHubbub enabled client, however, will receive a ping immediately after a post has been published.Among these are Mihai Parparita‘s PuSh Bot, which uses XMPP to send updates to IM clients, or the Notifications iPhone app (iTunes link), which uses a web-based back-end to manage subscriptions. FriendFeed and Lazyfeed can consume PubSubHubbub feeds, too. Netvibes turned on support for PubSubHubbub yesterday when the company launched Wasabi, the public beta of the next generation of its service. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinoiscenter_img Tags:#news#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgFilm lovers rejoice! The Logmar Super 8 is a modern take on the classic 8mm film camera.Just when you think film-based cinematography may be on it’s way out, a new announcement brings excitement to the entire art-form.It seems like almost every day there is a new digital camera released, but it’s not everyday that you hear about a new film camera hitting the market. Enter the Logmar Super 8…The Logmar Super 8 CameraThe Logmar Super 8 Camera is a brand new digital/analog hybrid Super 8 camera designed to bring the joy of shooting on 8mm film to the 21st century. The Logmar is unique because users can record video to 8mm film while simultaneously viewing what’s being recorded via a flip-out LCD screen.The camera comes with ports that allow users to record audio to an SD card and monitor audio with a headphone output port. Among these audio inputs are a 3.5mm stereo, 1/4” jack mono, and a +48V phantom powered XLR input. By recording the audio directly to SD cards users can easily drop audio files into their NLE of choice.The camera accepts C-Mount lenses which are notably cheaper than their digital counterparts.The Super 8 Camera is also WiFi remote controllable, meaning users can have almost full control over the camera without even touching it. Features like recording time, audio adjustments, and camera power, can all be controlled with the included wifi remote.The camera accepts standard Super 8 mm cartridges which go for about $30 bucks on B&H.The following video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Logmar in-action.This is the first major announcement of a Super 8 film camera release in 30 years and definitely a testament to the resurgence of love for film-based filmmaking. This new hybrid-style camera is a very interesting concept…we’ll be interested to see if it receives a good reception from the filmmaking community.One of the largest concerns with shooting in 8mm is resolution. At first glance it may seem like Super 8mm film wouldn’t be able to scan at an HD resolution but it can actually be scanned with a resolution of up to 2K, making it usable in professional settings.Pricing and Availability.Beta-testers for the Logmar are expected to receive their cameras mid-January. So we’d expect the Logmar to be available for purchase within the next few months.  The price is currently set at $5,500.For more information regarding the Logmar Super 8 Camera check out it’s product page on Pro8mm’s website.Read More:New Super 8 Camera Boosts Vintage Film With Digital Tech – WiredMeet the Logmar Super 8, the First 8mm Camera Manufactured in over 30 Years – NoFilmSchoolSensational: a new Super 8 camera from Denmark – Filmkornlast_img read more

“For a long time, the answer of many digital companies has been to say: we are only the software, the platform, but technology now penetrates every aspect of our lives, our trades, our homes, our relationships,” said Zvika Krieger, who leads digital projects for the World Economic Forum, the organiser of the Davos meeting. 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. It’s a depressingly blunt statement for anyone to make, but even more so as it is the prediction of Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba. The rise of AI—its huge potential and fears over its potentially negative consequences—is just one of the big issues discussed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, along with breaches of personal data and fake news.But it is probably artificial intelligence and the ability of machines to not only interact with, but manipulate human beings that raises the most suspicion. Aware of growing governmental and public distrust, the giants of tech are trying to address the issues.”Technology should always give people new opportunities, not remove them,” Ma said.But when IBM President Ginni Rometty admits that “100 percent of jobs will be somehow affected by technology,” it might be a tough sell.It’s not just about jobs.”People want to trust technology, as long as they know who is behind it,” said Neelie Kroes, now a member of the Open Data Institute, after having been for years the European commissioner in charge of digital issues. In recent months, US-based Uber, which connects individuals with drivers through an application, found itself in the hot seat after several murders perpetrated by its chauffeurs, notably in the United States and in Lebanon.”You have to remember that the rating of a driver evaluates his driving but cannot predict if he is a serial killer,” Uber director Dara Khosrowshahi told a panel at this week’s economic gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos.”In this situation, who is responsible, the individual or the platform?” wondered Rachel Botsman, an expert on the issue and author of the book “Who Can We Trust?”Uber is the best known example of a fast-growing company with a bruised reputation: accused of bad working conditions and sexual harassment it has faced chaotic legal proceedings and massive data piracy, which have sapped the firm. Google to open AI research centre in Paris Uber is the best known example of a fast-growing company with a bruised reputation Machines’ ability not to only interact with but also to manipulate human beings causes deep suspicions  “Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs.” Explore further © 2018 AFP Citation: ‘Job-killing’ robots, AI under scrutiny in Davos (2018, January 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-job-killing-robots-ai-scrutiny-davos.html “Our response is no longer audible,” he said.’Too slow’In Davos, there was also concern about Internet giants hoovering up huge amounts of personal data, sometimes illegally and sometimes sharing it with authorities.”The danger is that we are too slow and that the world is destroying us while we are still asking who really owns our data,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her Davos speech.In the same way, attitudes towards social networks and search engines are changing. “The main question is whether Facebook and Google are technology companies or editorial companies, it is a question that remains unresolved,” said Martin Sorrell, CEO of the British advertising giant WPP. Amid the mistrust, Davos heard unique proposals from the digital world, which mostly rejects too much oversight by governments, believing it would stifle innovation.Marc Benioff, the outspoken CEO and founder of Salesforce, a major cloud services company, called plainly for more regulation of the sector.”We’re the same as any other industry,” Benioff told CNBC in Davos.Much like “financial services, consumer product goods, food—in technology, the government’s going to have to be involved,” he said.Observers hailed what they saw as a change of heart by the titans of tech.”Regulatory authorities in Europe have been complaining for years that big digital companies are not responding when they’re called,” said WEF’s Zvika Krieger.”Let’s say they’re picking up the phone now.” read more