Howard Lake | 19 May 2009 | News 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Nineteen consecutive quarters of PC share gain. It’s not bragging if it’s a statement of fact, right?Well, the fact is that Dell has achieved those 19 quarters of growth through a commitment to innovation. Some of it you see very visibly in our product design – like the newest XPS 13 that’s thinner than half the width of your fingernail.But much of the innovation being talked about in our livestream from CES 2018 today is inside the systems. What you see is only the beginning of what you get.So let me share some of the cool new software solutions, such as Dell Cinema and Dell Mobile Connect, that we’ve been building to meet your needs for mobility and entertainment.Dell CinemaTo figure the future of our products, our engineers read the trends. Then build solutions that are going to meet the future needs of customers and be ahead of everybody else.For example, what percentage of people do you think watched their favorite TV show on a TV last year? The answer is 52 percent. It’s 23 percent today. That’s a 56 percent decrease in just one year.Informed with statistics like that, our engineers set out on a journey to optimize our PCs for media experiences. That led to the creation of Dell Cinema – which is actually a combination of three key technologies to optimize color, sound and streaming.TechRadar recently took notice of it, so I’ll also share some of their thoughts as I dive into each element:CinemaColor“Dell isn’t a novice when it comes to breathtaking screens,” TechRadar noted. “The company has introduced some of the first OLED 4K, 8K and high-dynamic range (HDR) monitors, and now it hopes to make the latter a display standard for many of its all-in-one PCs and laptops.“To this end, Dell has introduced Cinema Color software to push display vibrancy and contrast levels to simulate a HDR-like viewing experience.”Cinema Color, powered by Windows HD Color, brings HDR content to PCs for the first time. With Cinema Color, you’ll get super vivid dazzling brights and deepest blacks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBrnjTNK0VkCinemaSoundWhen you go to a movie theater, you not only hear the sound, you often feel it. CinemaSound with WavesMaxx Audio built in brings your PC sound to life with clearer highs, enhanced bass and higher volume for a cinematic audio experience right in your own home.“More than a month ago we thought the Round Rock electronics firm were merely simulating front-facing speakers with downward-facing hardware,” said TechRadar “But there’s much more behind the technology.”Our engineers have tested and programmed the software to specifically enhance each devices’ sound profile before it ever leaves the factory. Then, after it’s in your home, CinemaSound will use sensors within your computer to adjust and optimize the speakers.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXVyO3DhHrsCinemaStreamAnd while great visuals and audio are key to a good media experience, there’s one thing that can grind it all to a halt. Streaming content from the internet has become many people’s main entertainment source, but we’ve all experienced low video quality or buffering in the middle of our favorite show.Which is why in partnership with Rivet Networks, our team co-developed a software solution to make streaming better.“Unfortunately, it doesn’t involve any magical pixie dust to give you more network speed,” TechRadar said. “Instead Cinema Streaming utilizes SmartByte and Killer Wireless’ software to intelligently prioritize your bandwidth usage for a bufferless experience.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix3retpOROAThe combination of these three innovative technologies will give you the most immersive, captivating experience possible – the goal is for you to hear and see the content the way its creators intended.Dell Mobile ConnectHow many times have you heard your phone chime telling you have a text – and while you try to resist it you just can’t? So you stop what you’re doing and check your phone. Now, this disruption is a thing of the past.Mobile Connect is the first-ever complete wireless integration that makes your PC and smartphone work better together.On iPhone, you can receive texts and phone calls right on your PC screen, and with Android, you can talk, text and access all your apps like you saw in the video. No more splitting your attention between the two devices you use the most.All new Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro and Alienware desktops, laptops, two-in-1ones, and all-in-ones purchased after January 2018 will come preloaded with the Windows 10 app. And, to pair it with your smartphone you simply need to download the Dell Mobile Connect app from the Android or iOS app store.But all this work on the software doesn’t mean we’ll stop innovating on the hardware. Also announced today, but coming later this year, is our first XPS 15 2-in-1. The type of thinner, lighter and more powerful mobile device that both hobbyists and professional creators demand, it will have a maglev keyboard.What’s that? Well, have you ever played air hockey? You know how the puck floats? With this new keyboard, the keys won’t have a physical mechanism. They are floating and tuned with magnets to mimic the feel of a standard keyboard – in a thinner design.Now that’s a cool engineering feat. And it’s that sort of drive to push boundaries that has earned Dell’s XPS portfolio more product awards than any other brand in our history.And these are just some of many exciting announcements we are making at CES 2018. Stay up to date on the latest Dell news by visiting our CES press site here throughout the duration of the show.
It’s not clear how many arrests were made in the seizures or if any Americans were involved. (Port Everglades, FL) — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded tons of drugs this morning at Port Everglades seized during 18 interdictions in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. The haul is estimated to contain 27,000 pounds of cocaine and 11,000 pounds of marijuana. The drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $400-million.
A mother from Georgia has been charged with murder after she fatally beat her toddler because he spoiled his diaper.The incident was reported Friday evening in Coweta County.Officials say they were contacted an area hospital after the child’s mother 23-year-old Trinity Pittman, brought her son into the emergency room with serious injuries that did not match up with the story she told them.According to the report, Pittman told officials that her 20-month-old son was injured after he fell off of a trampoline earlier in the day but did not take him to the hospital until he woke up from a nap and began vomiting and had trouble breathing.When investigators began questioning Pittman she then confessed that she hit the child several times because she was angry that he spoiled his diaper.She is now being held at an area jail without bond.
President Trump is on London today for a NATO world leaders summit. The president had a working breakfast this morning with NATO’s secretary general.President Trump was asked for his reaction to the royal scandal involving Prince Andrew. Trump says he has never met the prince and probably won’t today.In a B-B-C interview, Virginia Roberts Giuffre says Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with the prince when she was 17 three times.She says the photo of her with the prince is authentic and she gave it to the FBI. She also called his dancing hideous and claimed he sweated all over her.In an earlier interview, Prince Andrew declared he had a condition that prevented him from sweating.The president is also scheduled to attend a reception today at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth.
According to Thibault, “One fatality on our rail crossings is one too many, and I am committed to doing everything I can as secretary to prevent additional tragedies from occurring across our state. Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, FDOT has been empowered to implement bold ideas that will increase the safety of our transportation system, and I am confident today’s directive not only exceeds industry safety standards, but it also designates Florida as a nationwide leader in rail safety.” The Florida Department of Transportation this week announced a statewide safety initiative designed to help prevent injuries and fatalities near railroad crossings.The move comes nearly two weeks after a Wellington woman and her two grandsons were killed when an Amtrak train struck their vehicle at a crossing without gates or flashing lights off the Beeline Highway near Jupiter.FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault unveiled the new safety measures in Pompano Beach.Thibault’s directives are to:-Immediately implement an engineering countermeasure called “dynamic envelopes” at every existing FDOT roadway and state-owned land rail crossing statewide.-Require the inclusion of a dynamic envelope in the standard design of any future railroad crossings on FDOT roadways or state-owned land rail crossings.-Launch a data-driven statewide rail safety education initiative. The project, called “Operation Statewide Traffic and Railroad Initiative” using Dynamic Envelopes, will be conducted in conjunction with rail partners to include social and digital media.-Partner with state and local law enforcement agencies such as Florida Highway Patrol, sheriffs, and police chiefs to help enforce rail safety laws.-Continue partnering with local and private rail partners by sharing FDOT rail safety design standards and framework, and by encouraging their participation and implementation of the safety and engineering efforts.Thank you to @MyFDOT and @FDOT_Secretary for ensuring that Florida is a nationwide leader in #railsafety! https://t.co/Zg1B8cIPUx— Florida Sheriffs (@FLSheriffs) December 5, 2019
Sunday will not be rain-free, although it will be an improvement over Saturday, according to forecasts.A ridge of high pressure off the east coast of the state will begin to move closer to shore today, forcing its clockwise flow over our area. That will mean showers in the Atlantic will affect Miami-Dade or Broward counties, as well as areas not of us, such as Orange County and the I-4 corridor.Graphic courtesy: WPEC/CBS12Palm Beach County could still see a few isolated to widely scattered showers through Monday.We can expect to have partly sunny skies and drier conditions by New Year’s Eve, and sunny skies and cooler temperatures for the first day of 2020.
(Belfast, Northern Ireland) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new job. She’s been appointed the first female chancellor at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. Clinton, a former first lady and New York senator, received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2018. She won’t be paid for the job, which is largely ceremonial, and won’t have to relocate to Belfast so technically she can still jump into the 2020 presidential race if the Democrats need her.Her primary duties will include handing out degrees, advising senior management and serving as an ambassador to help open doors for Queen’s University.Stephen Prenter, chair of the university’s Senate, heaped praise on Clinton, who received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University in October 2018.“I am delighted that Queen’s has chosen Hillary Clinton to be its new Chancellor. Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally recognized leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community,” he gushed.In a statement, Clinton, who will not be paid for the job, praised the university.“It is a great privilege to become the Chancellor of Queen’s University, a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years,” she said.“The University is making waves internationally for its research and impact and I am proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for excellence.”Clinton will serve as the university’s 11th chancellor, which is largely a ceremonial role, for a five-year term.The chancellor, according to the university, attends graduations, advises staff and helps to “open doors” for the university as it seeks to fulfill its mission.
In order to make sure astronauts in upcoming manned flights are safe during a launch mishap, SpaceX will deliberably blow up a rocket this weekend.The private space flight company will blow up a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida Saturday morning.The aim is to prove that astronauts in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule would be protected in a launch emergency.Liftoff for the uncrewed flight test is scheduled for 8 a.m. Eastern time.Just a minute and a half after launch, the Falcon 9 will kill its engines and the Crew Dragon will fire its SuperDraco engines to separate from the rocket. At this point, the rocket and the capsule will both be traveling around 1,000 miles per hour. After separation, they will continue coasting toward the stratosphere before they begin their return to Earth. The Falcon 9 is expected to get torn to shreds over the Atlantic Ocean during its descent, but the Crew Dragon will gently land in the ocean under parachute.“We tried to design a way to save B1046, but not possible,” CEO Elon Musk tweeted, referring to the rocket by its block number. Instead, he wrote, it will be “destroyed in Dragon fire.”The so-called “in-flight abort test” is going to be one hell of a show, and it is one of the last major milestones before SpaceX can start sending astronauts to the ISS. The test is meant to show NASA that in the event of an emergency during launch, SpaceX can jettison astronauts to safety. It will mimic an actual launch to the space station in nearly every way, except no astronauts will be on board.NASA describes an emergency during launch as an “unlikely event,” but this kind of dramatic escape is more than a hypothetical. In 2018, a Russian Soyuz rocket had to jettison its capsule containing a Russian and American astronaut after one of the rocket’s boosters failed. It was the first time in history an abort system was used during flight with astronauts on board, but it worked perfectly and both astronauts returned safely to Earth.Although SpaceX’s uncrewed demo mission went off without a hitch, its Crew Dragon capsule exploded during a test, a problem that the company traced to a leaky valve. In December, however, SpaceX completed its tenth consecutive successful parachute test, which is required by NASA before astronauts can fly.Most Popular
The results were much the same as last summer in England. The teen defeated the seven-time Grand Slam singles title winner in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-3.Next up, Coco will take on Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the second round.Gauff made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon before she was defeated by Simona Halep, who eventually won the tournament. It’s a case of deja vu for two tennis phenoms from right here in South Florida.Last July, 15-year-old Delray Beach tennis star Coco Gauff defeated fellow Palm Beach County resident Venus Williams during the first round of Wimbledon.On Monday, Gauff and 39-year-old Williams met again in the first round of another major tournament – the Australian Open.1st win beat my idol Aussie crowds Great day #AustralianOpen #blessed pic.twitter.com/lBT85uupEA— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) January 20, 2020