Capture Life's Moments With Ease Using The DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilized Camera



DJI, the world's leader in creative camera technology, today announced Osmo Pocket, a highly compact three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Designed to be incredibly easy to use, Osmo Pocket offers a host of intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.

"Innovation is at the heart of every product we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between," said Roger Luo, President at DJI. "Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew and we can't wait to see how people use it to capture their stories and share them with the world."


Small yet powerful

At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI's smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI's family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact. A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail. Osmo Pocket also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure you capture high quality audio to match the footage. Furthermore, a battery life of up to two hours shooting video in 4K, 30fps means you can always rely on Osmo Pocket to capture your story no matter where you are at the very best quality.


Smooth, stable video

Building on DJI's experience creating gimbal technology, Osmo Pocket helps capture stable video for all of life's moments. The state-of-the-art three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths these motions so users can focus on composition and subject matter. Whether the user is taking videos of the vacation or documenting special holiday moments, Osmo Pocket helps ensure video comes out smooth.


Simple and smart


Designed with ease of use in mind, Osmo Pocket doesn't just let anyone shoot smooth, cinematic footage; it empowers creativity. The gimbal camera uses a 1-inch integrated touch screen that provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features including:
ActiveTrack- DJI's image recognition algorithms allow Osmo Pocket to recognize and follow subjects of users'choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with the tap of finger.
FaceTrack- FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack one step further. With enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, FaceTrack automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces, but keeps the camera centered on one. To initiate FaceTrack, simply select selfie mode and the camera will detect the user's face.
Timelapse & Motionlapse- If the user is looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to Timelapse.
FPV Mode- FPV Mode lets users capture the greatest adventures by recording video from their perspectives. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow every tilt and lean, shooting dynamic footage exactly as 'you' experienced it.
3x3 & 180 degree Panorama- For capturing breathtaking wide-angle photos, Osmo Pocket offers two Panorama modes. 3X3 takes an expansive 9 images in total while 180 degree mode captures 4 images. Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically so users can focus on the framing of the scene.


Unlock the full power of Osmo Pocket

A universal port under the touchscreen allows users to connect their mobile devices that use iOS Lightning or USB-C. Upon connection, the new dedicated DJI Mimo app will automatically open and serves as a monitor, while in-app menu offers a variety of intelligent features and recording modes:
Story Mode - Bring creative editing to video with a host of preset music, video transitions and coloring. Choose one of 10 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After finishing, Mimo automatically generates very own short story, ready to be shared.
Pro Mode - If users want even more control over the content, "Pro mode" gives them access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings to let them create exactly how they want, from rich video in bright conditions to a perfect handheld long exposure photo at night. Whatever users want to shoot, Osmo Pocket and DJI Mimo let them explore and expand creativity. Osmo Pocket automatically detects and illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. This helps eliminates the need for a tripod, and users can rely on the gimbal to keep the camera still for a shutter speed of up to three seconds. Illuminate the dark, or capture the movement of light in a "light painting." 'You' are only limited by 'your' imagination.


A versatile tool with a range of accessories


An ecosystem of accessories unlocks the potential of Osmo Pocket:
Accessory Mount- The accessory mount makes Osmo Pocket compatible with action camera accessories so users are able to capture the adventure footage, such as when mounted on a helmet, backpack or wrist.
Wireless Module- The wireless module supports Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth transmission between Osmo Pocket and smartphone, providing remote access to the camera feed and control of Osmo Pocket; perfect for setting up a Timelapse or Motionlapse on a busy city street.
Controller Wheel- The wheel allows users to precisely control gimbal movement (left-right or up-down) enabling them to easily adjust the composition of the shot. Re-center the gimbal or switch to selfie mode easily with dedicated buttons on the handle.
Expansion Kit - The expansion kit includes the Accessory Mount, Wireless Module and Controller Wheel.
ND Filters Set**- Specifically designed for Osmo Pocket, ND filters attach to the front of the camera to reduce the amount of light entering the sensor. The ND Filter Set offers several levels of filter darkness and allows for more control over the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings.
Waterproof Case**- Bring a unique underwater perspective to the footage using the Waterproof Case which can be placed at a depth of 60 meters.
Extension Rod**- The Extension Rod attaches to the Lightning or USB-C port and provides 31 inches of reach to Osmo Pocket, opening a world of new creative angles that are normally difficult or impossible to get. A gimbal control joystick and camera button on the handle were designed for remote control when using the Extension Rod and a tripod was added to the bottom for expanded use cases
Charging Case**- This dual-purpose case not only protects Osmo Pocket while in transit but charges it as well. Dedicated sections were added into the case for MicroSD card and ND filters so users can quickly grab OsmoPocket and know the user is ready to capture those moments and adventures.
3.5mm Adapter**- The 3.5mm Adapter allows users to connect an external microphone if they prefer to capture audio using a separate device.

**coming soon


Price and Availability

Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers starting today. Pre-orders will start shipping on December 15th. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Pocket, please visit www.dji.com/osmo-pocket.


OSMO Shield

OSMO Shield offers comprehensive two-year protection coverage, doubling your DJI warranty from one to two years. Customers also get an additional free accidental coverage service. Osmo Shield is available in North America and China.


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Stella Artois Launches A Robot Bartender So You Can Seriously Up Your Holiday Hosting Game




For every host who has ever been caught up making sure the glasses stay full, setting out fresh snacks, tidying up as the night goes on – and missing out on the fun of their own party – Stella Artois has a solution. Meet Stella Artois B.A.R.T. (Bartending Automated Robotic Technology), a robot bartender designed to serve beer and snacks to guests all while cleaning up after itself, so hosts can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying special moments with their friends and family.



"Everyone can relate to hosting a holiday party and spending more time running around or cleaning up than actually enjoying spending time with their friends and family. So this year, Stella Artois decided to make our consumers' lives a little easier by introducing B.A.R.T.," said Lara Krug, VP, Stella Artois.

Stella Artois B.A.R.T. is the perfect hosting hack for beer lovers – not to mention, the ideal party trick to impress your friends. Simply install B.A.R.T. onto the top of a robot vacuum and prepare to leave your hosting woes in the dust.B.A.R.T.'s sleek design features:
A custom tray that holds up to four bottles of Stella Artois and Stella Artois Chalices
Specially designed cup holders to keep beer from spilling in transit
A bowl for party snacks to pair with your premium lager

The bottom line: B.A.R.T. takes his role as hosting assistant seriously, so people can seriously enjoy their holiday gatherings instead of stressing about playing host. A limited number of B.A.R.T.s are available, so act fast to get in on the action. Visit www.StellaArtois.com/BART to snag the hottest party gadget of the season for only $19.99, or download the 3D blueprints to recreate B.A.R.T. at home.


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IBM Talent Business Uses AI To Rethink The Modern Workforce



As artificial intelligence (AI) promises to transform both the future of work and the human resources (HR) function, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Talent & Transformation, a new business to help companies and their employees flourish in the era of AI and automation. IBM Talent & Transformation provides not only robust AI skills training, but also helps companies drive the transformation necessary to use AI to empower employees, transform workflows, eliminate bias and build a modern workforce.

While CEOs and employees agree that AI will transform the workplace, recent IBM studies reveal that few feel prepared to take advantage of AI's potential:
In the next three years, as many as 120 million workers in the world's 10 largest economies may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation, according to new research from IBM.
An IBM study found that two-thirds of CEOs say AI will drive significant value in HR, yet only 11 percent of Chief Human Resource Officers report their organizations have the AI, data science and machine learning skills needed to fulfill that potential.
84 percent of employed adults in the US and UK believe AI can drive competitive advantage, but more than half are not confident their companies can use AI for competitive advantage, and more than half believe that company culture will be a barrier to adoption, according to a study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of IBM.

"As organizations grapple with the dual demands of undertaking digital transformation and reinventing their businesses and processes through the application of new technologies such as AI, automation and blockchain, the biggest barrier to progress will lie in accessing the right talent and skills," said Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. "IBM believes that building a workforce to compete in the era of AI is as much about culture and specialized expertise as it is about technology."

With the help of IBM Talent & Transformation, AI can be ushered into organizations with impact and responsibility and also become the catalyst for HR organizations to transform from service function to growth engine, helping companies to attract and retain a diverse and highly skilled workforce that drives and evolves with the future of their business.


The IBM Model, Enterprise Ready

IBM's new services, AI tools and related training initiatives take learnings from methods and technologies that IBM has applied to drive its own workforce transformation. These services harness the power of AI personalization to guide employees in developing skills and pursuing opportunities to grow within the company. They also allow HR teams to measure flight risk for proactive retention and use bias reduction capabilities to flag bias in recruitment efforts, such as language in job descriptions. When applied to IBM's own HR function, these services drove more than $300 million in benefits to the company, $107 million in benefits in 2017 alone, and resulted in significantly better candidate, employee and manager satisfaction.

IBM has already partnered with clients to successfully complete more than 1,000 HR transformation projects globally. Through consulting engagements or by outsourcing talent acquisition, talent development or HR operations to IBM, organizations like Shire plc are reinventing their human capital strategies to drive business growth.

AI can complement employee skills, redefine tasks, and increase productivity, but that requires training, development and new ways of working. IBM AI Skills Academy, a new service offering and educational program, will help businesses plan, build and apply strategic AI initiatives across the enterprise like evaluating AI roles and skills, building the necessary skills, and creating an organizational structure in support of AI strategy, all while being supported by IBM's expert resources.

The offering is aimed at business and technical professionals, from front-line managers to senior executives in areas including marketing, HR, legal, finance and operations, to enable them to find new value opportunities in their companies' workflows. The curriculum covers areas essential to AI initiatives, including deep learning and machine learning frameworks, applying algorithms, open source technologies and data visualization, and will ensure that businesses make decisions less on "gut" intuition and more on data-driven analytics.

To source the right talent and help current employees advance their careers, IBM Talent & Transformation works with organizations like Citizens Financial Group Inc and Ernst & Young LLP to apply IBM Watson Talent products. Developed by experts in behavioral science, AI, and industrial-organizational psychology, the following solutions leverage analytics and the predictive power of AI:
Watson Recruitment: Analyzes an organization's employment history and external data sources to determine key attributes for success in any given role and then uses AI to surface the most qualified candidates without bias.
Watson Candidate Assistant: Sifts through job-seekers' employment and educational experience, infers skills and matches a candidate to openings that are the best fit with recommendations that might never surface with traditional applicant tracking systems.
Watson Career Coach: Serves as a virtual coach and infers employees' skills, interests, and eminence and provides personalized advice to lay path for career opportunities.
Watson Talent Frameworks: Defines the competencies and skills needed for a successful talent strategy today, and future-proofs organizations for tomorrow's workforce in ways customized to their specific industry and needs.
Adverse Impact Analysis (AIA): Leverages Watson AI to analyze, identify and address unconscious bias across an organization's employment history related to gender, race, age, education and previous employment.

To gain an AI advantage, companies must also change how they work, where they work and what principles they use to guide their work.

To facilitate this change, IBM is introducing IBM Garage, designed to develop agile capabilities and change the way work is done. Inside the Garage – which serves as a physical instantiation of digital and AI-enabled transformation across an enterprise – IBM experts sit shoulder-to-shoulder with client employees to develop new ideas, then rapidly test, discard or advance those ideas. In environments designed to be a break from the everyday, traditional silos and barriers are eliminated -- employees are encouraged to learn by doing, fail fast and iterate often, inspiring organizational change and buy-in. The IBM Garage is a tool for executing, scaling and managing an organization's multiple transformation initiatives with strategic purpose amid ongoing market disruption. Companies including Ford Motor Company and Travelport are already working in IBM Garages around the world to create cultures of open collaboration and continuous learning.


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vineyard vines Co-Founders, Shep And Ian Murray, Partner With Zac Brown And DemerBox To Create Limited Edition DemerBox Speakers



vineyard vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced a partnership with Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning artist Zac Brown in his role as co-owner of DemerBox. DemerBox Speakers, a Bluetooth wireless speaker best known for its indestructible, waterproof world-class pelican case and 50-hour battery life, will now come in two custom vineyard vines patterns – patchwork and blue camo. The same patterns will also be available in coordinating trucker hats. This exclusive collaboration will launch November 28 at vineyardvines.com and in select stores nationwide and retail for $399.00.

"This collaboration is a natural fit for us. We met Zac over a decade ago while fishing and bonded over our passion for music and being out on the water," said Ian Murray, brother and co-founder of vineyard vines. "When Zac gifted each of us a DemerBox this past summer we knew it was something that aligned so perfectly with our brand and the 'Every day should feel this good' lifestyle," adds Shep Murray, brother and co-founder of vineyard vines. "We are excited that they will now come in two of our favorite patterns."

"I carry my DemerBox with me everywhere I go, it's super tough and sounds amazing. We're excited to partner with our friends at vineyard vines to create these special edition Demers," said Zac Brown.

For a complete look at the vineyard vines DemerBox collection, please visit vineyardvines.com or follow along @vineyardvines and #EDSFTG.


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Cerambot Launches & Makes Ceramic 3D Printing Affordable for Everyone



Cerambot announced the launch of the first affordable desktop ceramic 3D printing solution for hobbyists, consumers and professionals alike. Their revolutionary design can be added as a module to the most popular 3D FDM printers or can operate as a standalone, full printer kit.

Recent advances in 3D printing technology and widespread adoption of ceramics products for art, industry and hardware has created demand for this exciting new approach to an age-old material. At the nexus of this new trend, low-cost ceramic 3D printers are making it easy for anyone to dream, design and create.

Ceramic materials are organic and have special properties that make them the ideal basis for many end products. The material is food-safe, biodegradable, heat resistant, mechanically strong and environmentally friendly. Ceramics now offer a more user-friendly and safe alternative to 3D printing with common polymers and plastics.

"When we looked at the available ceramic 3D printers on the market, there was a lack of affordable options. In addition to that, the existing models were prohibitively expensive, large and difficult to use. Our goal was to create a printer that would make ceramic 3D printing affordable and easy enough for consumer use." - Jony Liu , Cerambot Founder

After years in the industry, the team at Cerambot applied their experience to create a revolutionary new design that lowers the cost and adds simplicity to ceramic 3D printing. Their design uses a clever new extruder with a patented, customized worm gear motor with speed reducer that guarantees outstanding printing quality and stability for more complex prints. It also eliminates air bubbles in the mixture, eliminating the need for the expensive and noisy air compressors that are found on first-generation ceramic printers.

This new design makes the device compact, inexpensive, and more user-friendly than previous printers and keeps the cost affordable for anyone, including home users.

Although low-cost, the Cerambot 3D printer is capable of great accuracy and highly complex prints. The system is fast and accurate and achieves mechanical printing precision to 0.1mm and a print resolution of 100 microns making it perfect for arts and crafts as well as prototyping and production. The system is easy to use and works with common open-source software such as Slic3r and Cura.

Cerambot is available now on Kickstarter with special deals and discounts for early adopters. For more information, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/210413417/1934214216?ref=79j1l3&token=9d0a0c53

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Sprint and HTC Announce Innovative 5G Mobile Smart Hub Coming in First Half of 2019



Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC are working together to bring a powerful 5G mobile smart hub to U.S. customers in the first half of 2019. This advanced device will deliver multimedia and connected data capabilities in a compact and portable design. The device name, feature specifications, and timing will be shared at a later date.

Developed in collaboration between Sprint, HTC and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, it is the second product announced and designed for Sprint's mobile 5G network. A Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platform using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem powers this unique device with Gigabit LTE and 5G capabilities to kick data speeds into turbo drive.

"We're excited to continue building our 5G device portfolio and announce another way our customers can be among the first to experience Sprint 5G next year," said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. "This innovative product will allow customers on the go, at work or at home to enjoy Sprint 5G on multiple devices with incredibly fast connectivity for content sharing, mobile gaming, entertainment and so much more."

From a fully-integrated 5G smartphone to this breakthrough mobile smart hub and more to come, Sprint is building its 5G product ecosystem to give customers choice in how they connect to Sprint's 5G network. 5G promises new levels of innovation and progress to connect people, places and the billions of things Sprint customers do with blazing fast speed and ultra-reliable wireless connectivity. Examples of how customers will experience the shift from 4G to 5G including getting full-length HD movie downloads in seconds instead of minutes. Graphic-heavy videos and high-speed games will play without delays, hiccups or lag-time.

"We are thrilled to be working closely with Sprint on this innovative new design," said Cher Wang, HTC CEO. "This collaboration brought our cutting-edge technology together with Sprint's industry-leading 5G network to create the next generation smart devices."

In the first half of 2019 Sprint plans to launch its mobile 5G network in nine of some of the largest cities in the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., with additional markets to be announced.

Massive MIMO technology is a key part of Sprint's award-winning 5G strategy and network build. This breakthrough technology dramatically increases the capacity of Sprint's LTE Advanced network today, and is software upgradable to 5G. With Massive MIMO at the foundation of its mobile 5G service, Sprint can meet its customers' demand for unlimited data and high-bandwidth applications, such as television in high definition and virtual reality.

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Acura's New True Touchpad Interface Wins a "Best of What's New" Award from Popular Science



The 2019 Acura RDX and its revolutionary True Touchpad Interface™ has been recognized by the experts at Popular Science as a "Best of What's New" technology for 2018, adding to a growing roster of critical praise for Acura's industry-first technology, using absolute positioning to deliver a more intuitive and driver-friendly digital experience.




The 2019 RDX debuts a series of new Acura-exclusive features and technologies headlined by the True Touchpad Interface – combining the best elements of a touchscreen with those of a remote-based interface. A 10.2-inch full-HD display is mounted high atop the dash, close to the driver's natural line of sight, paired with a center console-mounted touchpad that is precisely mapped, one-to-one, with the action on the center display – the world's first use of "absolute positioning" in the driving environment. Other signature features of the system include a powerful new natural language voice recognition engine, handwriting recognition, a two-zone touchpad that enables easy swapping of the primary and secondary screen elements along with physical menu shortcuts, and a highly customizable app-based screen layout.





"The Best of What's New Awards allow us the chance to examine and honor the best innovations of the year," says Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown. "This collection shapes our future, helps us be more efficient, keeps us healthy and safe, and lets us have some fun along the way. From simple household items to massive space-exploration tools, we're proud to bring you the Best of What's New 2018."





2019 Acura RDX

The all-new RDX is the first in a new generation of products developed from the ground up around Acura's Precision Crafted Performance brand direction. Since its June 2018 introduction, the RDX has set a blistering sales pace, posting five consecutive record months and cementing its position as the retail best-selling model in the compact luxury SUV segment, now the largest product segment in luxury automobiles.

The 2019 RDX is built on an all-new, Acura-exclusive body and chassis architecture and incorporates a host of new premium features and technologies, including Acura's True Touchpad Interface, an ultra-wide panoramic Moonroof, an available Acura ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio system, and next-generation Acura sport seats with up to 16-way power adjustment.

The third-generation RDX is the quickest and best-handling RDX yet. Power comes from a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, mated to the segment's only 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT). Peak output of 272 horsepower (SAE net) and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) bests RDX's key competitors. With available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the RDX is capable of distributing up to 70-percent of torque to the rear wheels and up to 100-percent of that torque to either the right-rear or left-rear wheel, creating incredible control and agility.

The RDX also features the latest generation of AcuraLink™, which offers in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi, available over-the-air software updates and a wide array of cloud-based services. RDX comes standard with the full suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver assist technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).


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