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2014-06-24 08:26:11

QuickFire.TV achieves ridiculous benchmark in independent testing SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QuickFire.TV, a business unit of QuickFire(TM) Networks, today announced it has shattered existing benchmarks for video transcoding speed, without any quality degradation, as validated by independent testing. "When we first started talking about transcoding video at 10x real-time speed without sacrificing video quality, everyone thought we were nuts," commented Craig Lee,...

2014-06-23 23:08:55

Animation technology company Nito, Inc. today launched the PRO version of its software to assist professionals in creating HD quality animated content for advertising, promotion and social sharing over the Internet and mobile. The platform leverages Nito’s patented markerless motion face tracking technology to allow users to animate 3D avatars using their own expressions, movements and voice. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Animation technology company Nito, Inc. today launched...

Using Casual Voice Commands To Program Robots
2014-06-23 10:13:59

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots of today can do a variety of tasks, but still have to be programmed to do them. The technology that goes into producing these robots has progressed to the point of understanding voice commands. However, if the instructor leaves out any key instructions, the robot could not complete the task effectively. This could all change in the near future. Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell...

2014-06-20 23:03:26

Bachelorette parties are becoming more and more popular in Canada. HoneyGifts is proud to offer its range of unique and fun bachelorette party presents at http://www.honeygifts.com. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 HoneyGifts has recently announced the launch of its bachelorette party collection in Vancouver. This collection has all the party essentials and fun presents that girls would need for a fabulous bachelorette party. The unique and innovative gift items along with fun...

2014-06-20 08:22:02

Louis XIII & Broadcast Television Journalists Association Celebrate the Creator of American Horror Story, Glee and Director of HBO's The Normal Heart at the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOUIS XIII Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin(®), and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) yesterday bestowed the inaugural television arts "Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award" to...

2014-06-19 23:20:12

Nonprofits Hope For The Warriors®, Puppy Jake Foundation & Battleship IOWA to Honor Local Military and Military Families Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® is excited to announce the honorees for the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration to be held aboard the Battleship IOWA on July 24, 2014. Actor Gary Sinise will be the guest host and speaker for the special event. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of Hope & Courage Awards...

2014-06-19 23:11:12

Founded in 1984, InventHelp is working to submit the Vaporized Smoking Mask to companies in the hopes of a good faith review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Conventional safety masks specialize in only one form of protection, are often bulky and inconvenient, and become uncomfortable due to heat buildup. "This inspired me to design a more ergonomic and effective mask," said an inventor from Jacksonville, Texas. The VAPORIZED SMOKE MASK provides protection for multiple...

2014-06-19 16:24:09

THE CREATIVE STUDIO - A next-generation content studio that brings ideas to life with best-in-class execution. LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global creative agency BBH and entertainment powerhouse and media company SB Projects today announce the launch of The Creative Studio ("TCS") during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. TCS is a joint venture between the two renowned creative businesses. Together they form a next generation production company, designed to deliver the...

2014-06-18 23:13:32

The only scalable seamless 4K switching and distribution system currently on the market. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Today SVSi announced their new 4K UltraHD-over-IP Encoders and Decoders, which offer visually loss-less quality at ultra-low latency for ProAV applications -- whether uncompressed Ultra HD video in a 10-Gbps stream or JPEG2000 compressed video through a gigabit port. SVSi’s 4K technology will be available in the N2151 4K Encoder and the N2251 4K Decoder. “4K...

2014-06-18 23:03:53

Company celebrates the upcoming movie release of "Hercules" FINDLAY, Ohio (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 This summer, Hercules Tires® wants to send you on an epic weekend adventure. In partnership with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Hercules Tires kicks off the Hercules Tires Warrior Weekend Sweepstakes in anticipation of the July 25, 2014 release of Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ epic action movie “Hercules,” directed by Brett...


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Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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