Betting and gambling organisation Ladbrokes Coral Group has hired Ana Jordan as its new senior reward manager.In her new role, Jordan will ensure the organisation’s compensation policies, processes and plans support the business’ strategic agenda, as well as check that the reward function is compliant with any relevant regulations, laws and best practice.Previously, Jordan worked as performance and reward manager, global private banking, global banking and markets at HSBC, European compensation and payroll manager at Legg Mason, and compensation and benefits manager at Ogilvy and Mather.
More than half (58%) of respondents cite a good salary as one of the biggest contributing factors to their individual workplace happiness, according to research by CV Library.Its survey of 1,200 UK employees also found that 40% of respondents value a great organisational culture, and 13% define flexible working opportunities as one of their top career priorities.The research also found:10% of respondents state that having good workplace perks is one of their top career priorities, while 48% value having friendly colleagues and 22% claim that having a nice boss is a factor contributing to their workplace happiness.34% of respondents value having room to progress at their organisation, and 28% believe that the ability to learn new skills is a top career priority.12% of respondents cite being based at a good location near to their home as one of the biggest contributing factors to their workplace happiness, compared to 11% who value interesting daily responsibilities.61% of male respondents listed a good salary as their top career priority, compared to 53% of female respondents; for women, the biggest contributing factor to workplace happiness is friendly colleagues (55%).56% of respondents are unhappy in their current job role.Lee Biggins (pictured), founder and managing director at CV Library, said: “Candidates are storming the job market like never before and it’s clear that many are searching for roles with a strict set of criteria in mind. As such, it’s important that businesses are offering the full package. But this doesn’t just mean fair salaries and workplace perks. A great [organisational] culture and a friendly workforce should also be a priority.“It’s interesting to see this shift in career priorities, with professionals no longer placing as much importance on the role itself. It’s definitely important to enjoy what you do and this should always be a priority when moving jobs. That said the move is not surprising given ongoing economic uncertainty, as today’s professionals seek financial stability.”
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed man, Monday, was identified as 30-year-old Jonathan Aledda, Friday.North Miami’s city manager made the announcement, Friday morning, and the police department released Aledda’s personnel file.The file included multiple commendations for going beyond the call of duty. Aledda’s most recent performance review also included positive descriptions.“Dependable, reliable and a trustworthy employee,” the supervisor wrote. “A good image for his peers and employees to follow.”Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera came to Aledda’s defense by saying that the officer was trying to shoot the autistic man that was with the victim, Charles Kinsey. The autistic man was holding a toy truck that officers believed was a gun.North Miami officer who shot unarmed man identified; 2nd officer suspended“Unfortunately, he missed,” Police Benevolent Association president John Rivera said. “His shot went astray.”Aledda was named officer of the month twice as a cop. However, Aledda has been under investigation before. In 2013, he was accused of officer misconduct after responding to a call of an armed robbery and arresting the owner of the business, a victim, in October of 2013. Aledda was exonerated in that case.City officials have created a panel to improve community relations.“Justice will be served,” North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph said, Friday. “I assure you that we will go wherever the truth takes us.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Residents of a Miami duplex have been displaced after a fire.Cellphone video captured by a 7News viewer shows a duplex, located along Southwest 31st Avenue and 16th Terrace in flames.Nobody was injured in the blaze.Residents said they will stay with family members while the fire is investigated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Officials finally jumped in after the alligator settled in an elderly couple’s backyard.“When the alligator made its way into the backyard we realized that the alligator was contained momentarily, at which time the trapper arrived and was able to at least rope the alligator,” said Carroll.The reptile put up a fight, and unfortunately, officials said, the weather conditions that night put trappers’ safety in jeopardy.“The ground is wet, the alligator is wet. He didn’t want to take a chance, so the trapper made the decision to put the alligator down,” said Carroll.Neighbors expressed their gratitude toward first responders for keeping them safe.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “Alligators are known to be dangerous, especially something that’s 11 foot,” said Carroll.“It started to move step by step, really slow,” said Diaz.“I was scared. I thought it would come into our house because that gate was open,” said area resident Aaron Diaz.Meanwhile, crews ensured no one got too close to the scaly visitor.“For about an hour, they monitored this alligator, along with Miami Police, as it continued to make its way further into the residential neighborhood,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.Fortunately, officials said, the animal’s sluggish movements enabled them to keep the situation under control.“The alligator was moving somewhat slowly, so we’re not sure exactly why, but that worked in our favor because we were able to monitor him until the trapper could arrive,” said Carroll. MIAMI (WSVN) – A group of firefighters worked well into the night to ensure an 11-foot alligator that was lurking around a Miami neighborhood was captured, but due to safety concerns, the creature was euthanized.The Miami Fire Rescue crew had noticed something strange during their drive back to the station near Northwest 13th Street and 37th Avenue, just after 11 p.m., Friday.At first, the crew thought the reptile was an unconscious person.“As they got closer, they noticed that this was not a person but actually an 11-foot alligator,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.Area resident Enrique Diaz was among the residents who spotted the large reptile. When asked what he plans to tell his classmates when he returns to school on Monday, he replied, “Uhh, guys? I think I just saw an alligator at my house.”City of Miami Police responded to the scene and contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to assist in capturing the animal.Over the course of the next hour, the alligator kept moving.
According to the suit, filed in Nassau County (New York) earlier this month, Entrepreneur “deliberately, willfully and recklessly failed to exercise due diligence in publishing information” about Agape. (The lawyer in the case, Eliot Bloom, is representing an Agape investor in a separate lawsuit against Dunn & Bradstreet, which provided data to Entrepreneur to help rank the companies.)“Entrepreneur did not attempt to verify the information it received from Agape, at no time did Entrepreneur visit Agape headquarters,” the suit alleges, or “meet with its principals. … Had Entrepreneur conducted itself with a minimum of due diligence … it would have found much of the information provided by Agape as false.”In a statement provided to FOLIO:, Entrepreneur CEO Peter Shea said: “Given the limited information provided about each company, it was certainly not Entrepreneur’s intention to evaluate or predict a specific company’s investment potential nor expectation that anyone would rely on such information to make investment decisions … Placing blame for these unfortunate events on Entrepreneur is unwarranted.”Each of the 87 investors named in the suit relied on Entrepreneur’s “conclusions regarding Agape’s financial stature” and decided to invest.Click here for a PDF of the lawsuit. A group of investors has filed suit against Entrepreneur, alleging the magazine misled them about a company featured on its “Hot 100” list.Entrepreneur says it was not their intent, and called the lawsuit “unwarranted.”The company, Agape, was ranked number 73 among Entrepreneur’s “Hot 100” fast-growth businesses. The issue was published in May 2008.In January 2009, Nicholas Cosmo, founder and owner of Agape World, was arrested and charged with a $370 million mail fraud. According to Time.com, it appeared Cosmo was running an alleged Ponzi scheme, similar to Bernie Madoff’s.
Patton—a former associate publisher at ST Media Group International—said the initial launch is self-funded and that advertising sales and event sponsorships will be “key elements” in the magazine’s revenue generation. Before the end of the year, editions of HauteDog will launch in Dallas, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky Patton said. Once printed, each new edition will be featured at a launch event, paid for by as many as three sponsors, to be held at area dog-friendly locations, she said. The magazine’s companion Web site will go live in August. The launch issue is expected to have 36 pages and carry a $4.95 cover price. An annual subscription will cost $18. The magazine will be distributed to various pet-friendly locations including veterinarian offices, specialty retail locations and area shelters. At a time when magazines face evaporating ad sales, one small publisher has an ambitious plan to launch as many as 18 editions of a new enthusiast title over the next couple of years.Bluedogg Innovation Marketing & Media said it will launch the first edition of HauteDog—a 10,000-circulation magazine for dog lovers—in Austin, Texas in September. The Austin-based company said it plans to launch four regional editions of the magazine every six months.“We hope to reach a total of 12 to 18 markets, and more if the areas can support it” Bluedogg owner Susan Patton told FOLIO:. “Since this is a local market magazine, the ‘dog-centricness’ of the select cities will determine the opportunity in the market.”
Depending on your perspective, the at tech market is either consolidating, and PubMatic’s acquisition plans bear that out, or there are some public offerings in the near future—or both. “The marketing automation landscape is overly fragmented with too many point solutions,” notes PubMatic co-founder and CEO Rajiv Goel in a statement. All Things D’s Peter Kafka points out that Google bought PubMatic competitor AdMeld last year and two other big ad tech firms AppNexus and the Rubicon Project are jockeying for a public offering. If a deal for any of these players is in the offing, reports are pointing fingers at Yahoo, Microsoft, Amazon and AOL as potential, and deep-pocketed, buyers. Last November, Condé Nast partnered with AdMeld to form its own private ad exchange, signing eBay and Macy’s as its first customers. Digital ad tech company PubMatic announced this week that it raised a big chunk of funding— $45 million—led by August Capital. The infusion, says the company, will allow it to fortify its balance sheet, but also continue to make acquisitions in a market that is clearly heating up. PubMatic’s current investors—the company raised a $7.5 million series C in 2010, at the time brining total capital investment to $18 million—Draper Fisher Jurveston, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank were also part of the mezzanine deal. The company helps publishers manage and sell their ad inventory through a real-time bidding engine. According to PubMatic, revenues have shot up 150 percent year-over-year, and it recently launched PubLink, a mobile monetization platform.
Ask.com, the question-and-answer search and expert service, bought recommendation engine nRelate this week. The deal, says Ask.com CEO Doug Leeds, is a big bet on the growing importance of content recommendation features. The acquisition reflects the changing landscape of search, in that it may still be the primary way for a user to find content, but other methods—namely social referrals and content recommendation engines—are becoming increasingly influential. According to Leeds and nRelate CEO Neil Mody, the deal will integrate Ask.com’s search technology into nRelate’s recommendation platform to better serve up automated content suggestions related to the particular article a visitor is viewing. “We were looking to expand our business into areas where we can leverage the technology we built and get a part of the third leg of what’s going on in the Internet,” says Leeds. “The way the people navigate the Internet these days is search, it’s the oldest method of content discovery and has remained so until two new phenomenons came along—social, which is the second leg, and then the ability for publishers to recommend the content you’re going to read next.”nRelate currently services about 35,000 publisher sites and, says Mody, serves up about 1 billion impressions each month. “With the Ask technology built in we’re looking to improve the types of links we provide on an algorithmic basis and then, over time, explore some ideas that can increase our suite of products for publishers,” he says. At this point, Mody says nRelate is monetizing some of its customer sites better than AdSense. “We’re not doing that across the board, but for us that’s a great market validation. We’re getting a 6 percent clickthrough rate. About one in every 16 views on a page clicks on our unit. There’s really nothing else that gets that kind of CTR on a page.”Ask.com, which attracts about 65 million unique visitors each month, is one of about 50 digital brands belonging to IAC, which also counts Newsweek/The Daily Beast, College Humor, Dictionary.com and a variety of singles sites like Match.com among its portfolio. First-quarter revenues for IAC were $640 million, up 39 percent from the same period in 2011, according to company financials. Net income for the quarter was $34.5 million, up 91 percent.Terms of the deal were not disclosed and financials aren’t broken out for individual brands, but IAC’s search segment accounted for $343 million in revenue for the quarter.
Additional responsibilities have also been added to the plates of Erik Moreno and Jaison Blair. Moreno who was EVP, business development, will now hold the title of EVP and president, corporate development, new ventures & investments. Blair, whose title was SVP, investor relations and corporation communications, will now hold the title of SVP investor relations, finance & corporate development. Moreno will report to Battista, and Blair will report to D’Emic. One of the last remaining Time Inc. c-level executives who began 2016 with the company is now moving on, too. Today, CEO Rich Battista announced that EVP and CFO Jeff Bairstow will step down next month after three years on the job. “Jeff has led many of our key initiatives, beginning with our separation from Time Warner and securing financing from the investment community, to the monetization of real estate assets, driving key acquisitions and divestitures, growing our India operation to an industry-leading center of excellence and working closely with Marcus Rich to drive the successful turnaround of Time Inc. UK,” Battista says in a statement. Jeff Bairstow Replacing Bairstow will be Sue D’Emic, who has been serving as SVP, controller since 2013. This latest leadership change rounds out a reboot at the top of the company. Battista, of course, replaced Joe Ripp last month. Other changes this this year have included CTO Colin Bodell, who was let go back in May during a major restructuring. He was replaced by president of digital Jen Wong, who was later named to the newly-created COO position. Norm Pearlstine stepped down as chief content officer in July, and is now vice chairman. He was replaced by Allan Murray. The summer also saw the departure of several other executives, including EVP Evelyn Webster. “Sue brings more than two decades of public company finance and operations expertise and a deep understanding of our industry and company,” Battista says about her in the same statement. “I am confident that she will be a strong financial and strategic partner as we continue to aggressively execute on our transformation.” Sue D’Emic Battista also announced the appointment of a new c-level title. Greg Giangrande, EVP and chief human resources officer, will add chief communications officer to his business card. He will continue to report to Battista.
Time Inc. is taking two of its popular titles to a new destination— the small screen.Launching in January of next year, Time Inc. Productions and Paramount Network are teaming up for a multi-project deal that includes a set of premium non-scripted television series currently in pilot production.As part of this new initiative, the series will be linked to both Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly titles.Bruce Gersh, SVP, Strategy and Business Development at Time Inc. spoke to Folio: about the development process for the series. “Our development is a blend of original ideas, and leveraging existing IP,” says Gersh. “’The Bullseye’ and ‘Sports Illustrated: True Crime’ are editorial features that we reimagined for television.”The one-hour “Sports Illustrated: True Crime” series, launched by the brand and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, will investigate athletes involved in criminal activity and misdeeds, and is based on the title’s “SI True Crime” franchise. Each episode of the series will be complemented by an article on the brand’s website and in its print magazine.Additionally, the half-hour “Entertainment Weekly: The Bullseye” series will run as a late-night comedy panel/talk show based on the magazine’s “The Bullseye” column, and will feature a multitude of celebrity guests.When forming the ideas behind the series, Gersh notes that Time Inc. Productions has a devoted creative team that works to develop television programming across the company’s brands.In terms of the pitch process, Gersh says that both series were developed with Time Inc. Productions’ partners, and were then pitched as a team to Paramount.“We formed Television teams, and the process is collaborative between Time Inc. Productions and the individual brand stakeholders,” says Gersh.Looking ahead for Time Inc., Gersh tells us that extending the company’s brands in television is a priority.“We are seeing tremendous demand for our premium-quality content, and leveraging our intellectual property with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Jerry Bruckheimer and Morgan Spurlock,” notes Gersh. “For instance, we recently won our first Emmy award in a traditional TV category for our “Year in Space” program. By the end of 2017, we will have produced over 50 hours of TV program- ming, more than doubling versus 2016.”
Dan Cohen AUTHOR San Antonio is cultivating the largest military and civilian federal cybersecurity hub outside the Washington metro region, marked by growth in the number of companies serving the market and highly-rated university programs, according to the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.The military components of the city’s cybersecurity cluster are anchored by the 24th and 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and the National Security Agency Texas. The 24th Air Force safeguards key components of DOD’s information networks and employs more than 1,300 people. U.S. Cyber Command officials last year said up to 1,000 additional personnel will be coming to San Antonio in the next three years to support the department’s cybersecurity mission.“The strength of San Antonio’s cybersecurity industry is evident in the community’s commitment to grow and foster a sector for which it is ideally suited,” said John Dickson, principal at the San Antonio-based Denim Group. “Locally based companies are continuing to grow at a rate of 30 percent per year and innovative technologies are the result,” Dickson said.The city’s cybersecurity cluster is supported by more than 200 companies, including all major defense contractors and 100 local cybersecurity firms. San Antonio’s established military operations, along with academic programs at area universities, and talent and business incubators are helping the cybersecurity industry flourish in San Antonio. “San Antonio is a breeding ground for cybersecurity resources, a place where technologies are being developed and enhanced to defend the nation, and a work force is being built to support the cybersecurity technology industry — the fastest growing area of advanced technology investment in the world,” said Mario Hernandez, president of the foundation.
The Navy has agreed to suspend any further transfers of property at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco due to several investigations into the falsification of data by its cleanup contractor.In 2014, Tetra Tech admitted to submitting false samples in an apparent effort to show the soil was not radioactive. The samples the company submitted actually came from different locations than the ones indicated. In reality, the samples were collected from areas that had already tested clean for radiological contamination.Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen told U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy that the city “will not accept the transfer of any land until federal and state regulators are satisfied that the land is clean and safe” and the city’s health department validates the decision, reported NBC Bay Area News.“The safety of our residents and workers is paramount, and we are committed to a thorough cleanup at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard,” they wrote.Earlier this month, EPA and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control wrote the Navy to confirm an agreement that it would not propose any further transfers until the outcome of ongoing investigations by multiple agencies “and/or any other Navy action necessary to clarify the actual potential public exposure to radioactive material at and near [Hunters Point].”FivePoint, the reuse project’s master developer, also said it will not accept any property until regulatory agencies agree it’s suitable for development, according to the story.“We absolutely want and expect the Navy to clean up the Shipyard, and expect that this current review will be conducted thoroughly,” Kofi Bonner, FivePoint’s Northern California president, said in a written statement. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Tank And The Bangas On “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” tank-and-bangas-staying-grounded-smokenetflixchill Facebook News Email The funk/soul group explains the team effort behind their latest single and why it’s important for them to keep the family vibes alive in the bandAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 12:07 pm New Orleans-based group Tank and the Bangas have a sound influenced by their hometown, blending hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and even a little bit rock, but it’s truly all their own. In their latest single, “Smoke.Netflix.Chill,” released on April 20, they brought their playful vibes led by Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s upbeat rap and spoken word verses over a laid-back, floating beat. Tank And The Bangas On Staying Grounded & “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” Ball, along with bandmates Norman Spence, Joshua Johnson and Albert Allenback, sat down with the Recording Academy to tell us a little more about how they vibe together as a group while touring, as well as how “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” came to be.Cuban-French Duo Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Twitter
WILMINGTON, MA — The MBTA is raising fares for Wilmington commuter rail riders beginning Monday, July 1, 2019.A one-way fare from Wilmington station on the Lowell Line and North Wilmington station on the Haverhill Line into North Station will now cost $8.00, an increase of $0.50 from the current $7.50.A monthly commuter rail pass for Zone 3 — which includes both Wilmington station and North Wilmington — will now cost $261.00, an increase of $16.75 from the current $244.25.These increases are part of a much broader MBTA fare increase on subway, commuter rail, certain buses, ferries, and the RIDE Program statewide.“State law allows the MBTA to raise fares at regular, modest increments, limiting increases to once every 2 years and a cap of no more than 7% for each increase,” reads an announcement from the MBTA. “The Fiscal and Management Control Board approved the proposal, with some modifications, resulting in an increase of an average of 5.8% across all fares.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMBTA Adds Extra Late-Night Commuter Rail Trains For This Weekend’s Lowell Folk FestivalIn “Government”Lowell Line Weekend Commuter Rail Service To Be Replaced By Bus Shuttle For 3 Weekends Beginning May 12In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Comes Up With Fix For North Wilmington Commuter Rail StationIn “Government”
2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago Concept Cars Electric Cars Tags See All Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show 2019 Post a comment China’s GAC Motor first made its main-floor debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Now, in its third year, the automaker came to Detroit to show off a brand new concept.GAC Motor on Monday unveiled its Entranze EV concept at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Loaded with the kind of tech you expect in a concept these days, GAC created this seven seater with the great American road trip in mind.The Entranze looks similar to Chrysler’s Portal minivan concept from CES 2017. The front lights follow the form of the front end closely, while the rear lights are tucked up under the glass. There are some big ol’ openings on the sides that make ingress and egress a breeze. Since the Entranze is electric, there’s no internal combustion engine to take up a bunch of space. And the wheels are pushed to the extreme ends of the body, allowing for even more space inside the vehicle.Enlarge ImageSliding glass doors and a front bench seat? Yep, I love it. Steven Pham/Roadshow The interior is the focus of this concept. Since it’s woke to use environmentally friendly materials in 2019, GAC claims the Entranze’s interior is made from more than 90 percent sustainable materials, including cork. The interior’s 3+2+2 configuration is atypical, but you’ll never hear me gripe about a front bench seat. The rocker panels on the side unfurl into steps, but they can also act as benches for just hangin’ out on the roadside. The interior looks like a work of art, with interesting blends of materials, colors and textures.The tech isn’t anything to shake a stick at, either. There are OLED screens all over the darn place — there are two little screens flanking the steering wheel, two screens at each front corner and a massive screen directly in front of the passenger. Those screens will be necessary to keep boredom at bay because, like many newfangled concepts, the Entranze is also capable of autonomous driving.While the Entranze is unlikely to make it to production, at least without a slew of changes, GAC does intend to bring its products to the US. However, it’s unclear when that will actually happen. Nevertheless, it’s nice to have some extra eye candy in Detroit. Share your voice 0 More From Roadshow GAC Entranze concept debuts in Detroit Detroit Auto Show: Check out all the latest reveals.Concept cars: Soak in all the highfalutin tech and design. 39 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value reading • GAC’s Entranze concept is a slick EV with room for seven • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Detroit Auto Show 2019 Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star
Share your voice CNET’s Queenie Wong contributed to this report. Internet Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Tags Put the old page design back, twitter. This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded. What were you thinking? #twitterupdate— Cobalt (@chrissutor2) April 23, 2019 Twitter has a new look. Steven Musil/CNET If your Twitter feed looks a bit different, there’s a good reason.The microblogging service rolled out a redesigned desktop layout on Tuesday that features a simpler, airier look. The redesign, which Twitter announced in January, was previously available to a limited number of users through an opt-in program.The design revamp doesn’t appear to be the same for everyone though. One layout features two columns rather than three, with a larger timeline on the left and the trending topics and who to follow features moved from the left to the right column. Still others are getting a layout with a third, static column that holds the usual tools such as notifications and messages.Enlarge ImageNew look with the (optional?) third column on left. Steven Musil/CNET A Twitter representative said the company is still testing new designs for the website.”We’re testing a few things so people may see different versions,” a Twitter spokeswoman said. “We wanted to test out in the open to get feedback and see what people think.”The new appearance also corrals other customizable features, some that had been made available piecemeal, including the option to change the size of your text, switch to dark mode (with a black background instead of white) and the option to choose the latest tweets first.The changes come as Twitter continues to try to come up with new features to boost user engagement. On Tuesday, Twitter said its monthly active users increased to 330 million in the first quarter from 321 million users in the fourth quarter.Even though Twitter warned months ago that changes were afoot, some users seemed confused by the changes Tuesday.A D. Giggs wondered if Twitter had rolled out a redesign… …while a user named Cobalt begged Twitter to switch it back to the previous layout. “This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded,” Cobalt tweeted. “What were you thinking?” Did Twitter just roll out a new design in the last 5 mins? What the….?— D Giggs (@PuddinCusp) April 23, 2019 Twitter
Up close with the HTC Vive Pro HTC $499 Mobile Mobile Accessories Gaming Accessories Gaming Video Games Virtual Reality Apps Mentioned Above HTC Vive The info follows HTC last week unveiling the look of the Vive Cosmos, which will come with a flip-up design, six cameras, detachable headphones, a faceplate and a vented front. Billed as a premium PC VR system, the Cosmos, first teased at CES 2019 in Las Vegas in January, will have “striking graphics [and] lifelike sound,” HTC said Friday.The company also touted its new tracking system. 1:47 Review • HTC Vive review: Yes, this is the best VR experience, if you’ve got the space “With wide and accurate tracking, gesture controls and a six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) headset and controller setup, Vive Cosmos promises a deeply engaging VR experience,” HTC said.The system can be used straight out of the box with minimal setup and also features a more comfortable headset with soft, light and breathable material, HTC said. The company also unveiled new Vive controllers that it called gamer-friendly, versatile and practical. Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: See It 0 Walmart 9 Photos The Vive Cosmos display is 88% higher res than HTC’s original VR headset. HTC HTC has revealed a few more details about its upcoming Vive Cosmos, calling the virtual reality headset its “most impressive” yet. The Cosmos will enable VR at 90 frames per second, and a display with 88% higher resolution than the original HTC Vive.The LCD display will have a 2880×1700 combined resolution. It’ll also have real RGB panels and more subpixels for 40% improved lens clarity over its original VR headset.It also comes with a swappable faceplate, so you can update it with future versions. Still no word on when it will launch, or how much it will cost. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. HTC Vive Pro Eye tracks your eyes with pinpoint accuracy,… Share your voice $689 HTC Vive Preview • Here’s what it’s like to use the HTC Vive, the $799 VR headset that you can preorder today VR games you need to start playing right away Tags See it VR games on CNET