Guardian Launches Search Engine for Government Data

first_imgTags:#news#NYT#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick The Guardian, ostensibly a UK newspaper, but also a major proponent for opening data held by governments to use by outside software developers, has launched some software of its own: a search engine that unearths datasets and pathways to data sets provided by governments around the world. World Government Data Search is now live.Yesterday the UK government released its new data site, data.gov.uk, to rave reviews (including ours). The new Guardian search engine searches across the UK, US, New Zealand and Australian governments’ data sites. The company also offered up a gallery of the 10 best visualizations and mash-ups built on top of government data like this.The Guardian quotes developer Ben Fry on the future of searching government data: “This is only going one way: there is no trend towards less data.”Following an era when the quantity of data available online increased in orders of magnitude, thanks largely to easy publishing tools for end-users like blogging and social networks, many people expect the next era of development online to focus on strategic moves to make the most valuable data available in standardized formats that facilitate innovation by 3rd parties independent of the original sources of the data. If large, standardized data sets are a new language, then it’s time for a new period of literature to be written. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

NAB 2018: Blackmagic Is Releasing A New Pocket Cinema Camera

first_imgAfter five long years, we finally got to see the new Pocket Cinema Camera at the 2018 NAB Show. Here’s what you need to know.Cover image via Todd Blankenship.The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a staple in many videographers’ gear bags — it’s small and portable, and it can record in RAW and Apple ProRes 422 for amazing-quality videos. Although it’s been on the market since 2013 and can only record in 1080p, it’s still one of the company’s best sellers.This year at NAB, Blackmagic Design unveiled a billboard that read, simply, “The New Generation Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K.” Not a lot of subtlety there. The billboard basically confirmed that we are getting a 4K upgrade to the Pocket Cinema Camera. This release is probably a move to compete with the top sellers in the 4K market, like the Sony A7S II or the Panasonic GH4.Just recently, during the Blackmagic NAB showcase, they revealed what we have all been waiting for — the new and improved Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K, at a price of $1,295.Image via Todd Blankenship. This thing is an absolute beast. It may not be “pocket-sized” like the original, but its features make up for the larger size. Here’s the list that Blackmagic announced today:60fps, 4K13 stops dynamic range4/3rds sensor25,600 ISO4.0 Color ScienceLUTs built into cameraBluetooth controllers4 Microphones built into the cameraMINI-XLR attachmentFull-size HDMI hook-upRecording to CFAST and SDCan record to an external DiscEdit right off of recorded HDDButton for quick High Frame Rate recordingStill Photography AbilityTouch Sensitive LCD monitorAnd here are the exciting takeaways: Ability to shoot in 4K at 60fps. There are only a few cameras at this price point that can record to that extent, and with the ability to shoot RAW, this will shoot to the top of that list.The still photography capability of this new camera is a huge step from the old one — since you couldn’t take stills at all. This opens up a whole new world for BMPCC owners.Its capability to record to an external drive is monumental. This means you can hook up your Pocket Cinema to a 1TB drive and record in RAW for hours on end.The High Frame Rate button is an awesome addition, perfect for those situations when you have to switch to 60fps but don’t have the time to stop recording.The LCD panel on the back of this camera is touch-sensitive, and it covers most of the back of the body. This is a huge upgrade from the original BMPCC, which had a smaller screen.At a price point of $1,295, this camera is going to be the top choice for indie filmmakers and professional videographers alike. It’s due for a September release.Cinema5D recently put out this in-depth look at the camera while at NAB. Check it out. Make sure to follow PremiumBeat’s blog for all NAB 2018 updates.NAB 2018: LaCie’s Rugged Hard Drive Gets TougherNAB 2018 Announcement: The Sony FS5 Gets an UpdateNAB 2018: What You Should Know Before You Golast_img read more

Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience

first_imgDani Ravena is not having the best debut for a rookie so far in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises She rode the bench in Ateneo’s season opener, a five-set loss to Far Eastern University, and when she finally got the opportunity to play, she became the unfortunate goat as the Lady Eagles lost another five-setter.Ateneo dropped to 0-2 early in the season after a failed comeback bid against National University, 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 12-25, 15-7 Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena, who was the closing libero, was at the receiving end of the three straight service aces from Jasmine Nabor scored that ended the match.But Ravena plans to use these shortcomings as a way to get better. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alab holds off Mono for sixth straight win “Coach Tai [Bundit] told me to just stay confident, forget this game, and learn from the mistakes, that happened,” said Dani, the youngest siblings in the brood that has Kiefer as the eldest and Thirdy as the middle.Ravena, who is just one of the four liberos in Ateneo’s lineup for Season 80, admits she got nervous when Nabor started scoring from the service line.“Maybe I got nervous there, but that was a learning experience,” said Ravena, who had 10 excellent receptions.“I did my best but I think we just really came up short, but we promise to make up for it in the next game,” said Ravena in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more