Round Up of Boxee App Challenge Winners

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Related Posts dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The folks at Boxee have certainly been busy. The streaming media software company celebrated a Windows release, a deal penned with Major League Baseball (complete with instant replay on games) and partnerships with Digg, Tumblr and Current TV. It was evident a year ago that this web TV company would see its share of success, but its greatest achievement is perhaps the product’s ability to rally an open-source developer community. This week Boxee announced its App Challenge winners in the video, music and photo categories. Below is a brief overview of the winning 3rd party applications. Video CategoryBBC Live (People’s Choice): Boxee-user Ian Tweedie was disappointed with the selection of Boxee applications available to those outside of the US. While UK-users could already access BBC’s iPlayer, Tweedie created BBC Live in just 10 hours to take the title as the first developer to bring live TV to European Boxee audiences. Says Tweedie, “I’m just a normal guy living in the UK trying my best to find a job whilst using my free time to learn and tryout fun new things… The dev challenge seemed the perfect excuse to dive in, because if TV isn’t electronic heaven, I don’t know what is.”OpenCourseWare (Judges’ Choice): Roshan Revankar created Boxee’s OpenCourseWare App to deliver MIT, Stanford and Berkeley open course video lectures to eager home learners. The app takes advantage of the plethora of course materials from universities with open license educational resources. As OCW has already been heralded as a great stride in the need for accessible education, it’s not surprising that Revankar’s Boxee app took the Judges’ Choice Award for video. Music (People’s Choice) and the web applet are both well-known fixtures in the streaming music space. For this reason, Jon Steinberg saw a natural fit between the streaming music collaboration capabilities of and the ease of Boxee. He hired developer Nick Perez to build DropBoxee and the duo won audience choice for an application that lets users share streaming music downloads in batches. We are Hunted (Judges’ Choice): Nick Dima built the We Are Hunted Boxee app as a way to bring the most popular songs from the web to Boxee audiences. Whereas HypeMachine streams music aggregated from top music blogs, We Are Hunted pulls from blogs as well as from Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and forums. Dima’s We Are Hunted app won accolades as a great tool for music discovery. Photo CategoryFacebook Photos (People’s and Judges’ Choice): UC Berkeley grad student Junda Liu scooped both the audience and judge’s choice for his Facebook Photos application. Says Liu, “I actually started the coding on Saturday afternoon and the app was almost done by Sunday night. Then on Monday, the Memorial Day, I polished the UI, took screen shots and wrote a brief readme.” The application allows users to view Facebook photos and albums as slide shows. Liu plans on further developing the application and asks that users test the app and vote on new features. All of the above applications are available in Boxee’s App Box. To download Boxee sign up on the home page and follow the instructions to install it. last_img read more

Designers Gun For Gold: Here’s a look at why the 2012 Games are a fashion delight

first_imgIn 1948, London staged the XIVth Olympics, also known as the Austerity Olympics because of post-World War II rationing. The sporting headlines were dominated by Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four golds in athletics. On the sidelines, though, history of a different kind was being written. The magical meeting,In 1948, London staged the XIVth Olympics, also known as the Austerity Olympics because of post-World War II rationing. The sporting headlines were dominated by Dutch sprinter Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four golds in athletics. On the sidelines, though, history of a different kind was being written. The magical meeting between Rosita Jelmini and Ottavio Missoni was then viewed as just another Games romance-she was a shy 16-year-old daughter of an Italian shawl maker; he was a handsome 27-year-old Italian hurdler. They had discovered that in addition to their mutual love of sport, fashion featured high on their lust list. As fashion and love collided, they came together to form brand Missoni.Several decades later, the love affair between fashion and sport has morphed into a full-blown relationship, complete with whims, tantrums and doublespeak. So if you thought the Olympics was a sporting spectacle that purely played itself out on the track and field, think again. The 2012 London Games showcases fashion like never before. No longer are athletes satisfied with designing their own outfits, as Florence Griffith-Joyner once did to a stunned reception. Today, brands are a must on the tracks. After all, nothing screams patriotism louder than a designer label. Wear your support, and get ready to witness what Giorgio Armani describes as “the most fashionable Games ever.”Cedella Marley with Usain Bolt.JAMAICAN RUSHUsain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, will be sporting an outfit designed by Cedella Marley. Yes, the name rings a bell. The daughter of reggae god Bob, Cedella is behind the Jamaican team’s outfits. Complimenting the designerwear will be Puma shoes. The designs reflect the colours of the Caribbean, moving from yellow to green shades.advertisementDesigned by Cedella, the ‘military’ jackets for the Jamaican team are embroidered with a Bob Marley patch, accompanied by song lyrics on the back. Go Jamaica! STELLA FOR TEAM GBDesigner Stella McCartney has been one busy woman. How do you give a creative twist to an outfit that screams utility and comfort? Lycra is not the most fetching material to work with, but the designer has managed to give Team GB a fashion headstart at the Games. The Union Jack, redrawn in two shades of blue, which is the centrepiece of the British team’s official kit, has been disapproved by many fans for McCartney having largely jettisoned the trademark flag-red from her design. She has also created an Olympic Village-wear collection for participants to wear off the field, and for fans to buy. The red of the Union Jack has been used as trimming on many of the 590 individual articles created for Team GB by Adidas. River Island has also joined forces with Adidas to create a Team GB sportswear collection for both men and women, which is decked in red, white and blue, save for some cropped vests with metallic prints; hoodies with Union Jack motifs; and dresses with lion detailing.The Union Jack and its colours are predominant references in the designerwear for Team GB, with prices starting at 16 (Rs 1,400).RALPH ALL THE WAYThe US team has fashion icon Ralph Lauren as their outfitter. The Ralph Lauren 2012 Olympic Collection features reissued heritage pieces from the 1930s and 1940s, including fleece warm-ups, a cricket-collar shirt and sweatshirts with USA appliqus featuring an updated 1948 crest. The colour palette matches the countrys flagred, white and blue. In addition, newsboy caps are making quite a statement this Olympic season.Trust the US to take patriotic fervour to extremes.Angered at uniforms being made in China,Senator Bernie Sanders said: “When millions are unemployed in the US, why arent our Olympic uniforms being made here?”THE ITALIAN JOBItalian athletes are being clothed, naturally, by Giorgio Armani. Designed by his EA7 Emporio Armani sportswear label, the collection features 50 pieces of clothing and add-ons. The palette is white and midnight blue, the country’s competitive colours. To add a swatch of patriotic fervour, inside each garment are words from the Italian national anthem.Every Italian athlete will be issued a set of Armani luggage, with an asymmetrically-zipped tracksuit to wear on the podium, warm-up kit,shorts,trousers,shirts,shoes and tees.AZERI FASHION BIASThe Republic of Azerbaijan has certainly marked a spot for itself on the global fashion map. Having roped in European luxury brand Ermanno Scervino as their official Olympics outfitter, the countrys competitors are all set to make a statement on D-Day. Scervino has designed both formal and casual apparel for the athletes, to be worn by them both on and off the field. Flaunting the colours of the Azeri flag, the kit blends the blue, red and green shades with the crescent moon and eight-point star, symbols of the republics flag, and adds to them a touch of designer signature vibe. The uniform has a strong-shouldered, notch-lapel navy blue jacket of heavy stretch cotton, with white chino trousers for men and white pencil skirts for women.advertisementlast_img read more

Mason Rudolph: ‘I Feel Like One Game Doesn’t Define Me At All’

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mason Rudolph has had a bumpy few days. From those first two drives in Austin to the two picks to the apparent hand injury that Gundy talked about on Monday. He talked on Monday like a kid unfazed by it all.“Kind of had an up and down deal,” Rudolph said about the game on Saturday. “Have to eliminate the turnovers., something I’ve always tried to focus on. Our coaching staff has done a good job with me in correcting mistakes and moving on to K-State.”“I’ve got great confidence,” Rudolph said. “I feel like one game doesn’t define me at all. I’m gonna be able to come back and do great. I’ve got a great confidence in this team and this defense. Anytime you play bad and still come out with a win, it’s awesome.”AdChoices广告 He’s right, of course. In 2015, we sometimes think one game does define you — or we try to make it do so. I’m still all in though, and so is his offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.“He’s a guy who has a lot of confidence in himself,” said Yurcich on Monday. “He’s a guys who bounces back and has a short memory. He learns from his mistakes. I have tremendous confidence in him and his ability.”last_img read more

Lil Peep AltRockHipHop Fusion Rapper Dies At 21

first_img Facebook Email Lil Peep began his career in music after leaving high school early and earning his degree via online courses. He began releasing self-produced music on YouTube and SoundCloud, where he discovered an unexpectedly fervent fanbase, prompting him to release his first mixtape Lil Peep Part One in 2015.Though ostensibly a rapper, Lil Peep drew acclaim from his fans and music critics alike for his refusal to be pinned down by the conventions of any one genre, often sampling artists such as Underoath, Brand New, the Postal Service, Oasis, and the Microphones to build the sonic bed for his Southern-rap inspired vocal deliveries. His lyrical content — touching equally on themes of relationships, revenge, angst, and self-harm — prompted Pitchfork to label him as an artist who was “reinventing heart-on-sleeve agony for a new generation.” Lil Peep, Alt-Rock/Hip-Hop Fusion Rapper, Dies At 21 Lil Peep was vocal on social media and in his songwriting about his close relationship with his mother. She has released a statement through a representative of First Access Entertainment, stating she remains “very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life,” and that she is “truly grateful to the fans and the people who have supported and loved him.”CyHi The Prynce Gives The Scoop Behind ‘No Dope On Sundays’Read more Fans and fellow artists take to social media to mourn the young artistBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 11:28 am American rapper, singer, and producer Lil Peep — née Gustav Åhr — died Nov. 16 prior to a tour appearance in Tucson, Ariz. A spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department has confirmed that evidence was found on the rapper’s tour bus indicating the cause of death to be a drug overdose, according to The New York Times. The SoundCloud rapper and rising alt-pop star was on tour in support of his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. He died just two weeks following his 21st birthday. Best known for his self-produced bedroom-recorded tracks such as “Crybaby” and “Hellboy,” Lil Peep built a rabid online fanbase through his unique blend of emo-rock hooks and trap-inspired rapping. References to heavy drug use as self-medication to deal with severe depression were a staple of the young rapper’s songwriting, and his soul-baring acknowledgement of his real-life trials and mood swings forged a powerful connection with a fanbase built almost entirely via SoundCloud and Instagram. nineteen (prod. smokeasac) by ☆LiL PEEP☆ “I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, ‘F***, I wish I didn’t wake up,'” he said in an interview with Pitchfork. “That’s the side of myself that I express through music. That’s my channel for letting all that s*** out.” Rapper Lil Peep Dies At 21 lil-peep-alt-rockhip-hop-fusion-rapper-dies-21 Twitter News read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Cornish Trivellin Graduate From Becker College

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Becker College recognized graduates during the College’s 230th Commencement Ceremony on May 5, 2018.Jocelyn Cornish, of Wilmington, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.Roy Trivellin III, of Wilmington, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.About Becker CollegeFounded in 1784, Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,800 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College’s Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Becker College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Graduate From Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Named To Dean’s List At Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Graduate From Endicott CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more