Is DeMarcus Cousins’ debut biggest one in Warriors history?

first_imgIt’s been a long time coming, but Boogie Night finally arrived for the Warriors on Friday.Months after shocking the NBA by signing a modest one-year contract with the Warriors, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins was cleared to play at Staples Center when Golden State took on the Clippers.If he can shake off enough rust after his Achilles tendon injury? Look out, NBA.Title aspirations aside, the excitement and drama leading up to Cousins’ first game in blue and gold isn’t unlike what we’ve seen around …last_img read more

Warriors Looking Forward: Can Dubs keep home-court advantage?

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The Golden State Warriors take a two-game road trip this week to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday before returning home to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Beat writer Mark Medina wonders whether Golden State can sustain home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.The Warriors have a one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the conference, …last_img read more

Session 4 photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was plenty in the packed Session 4 including the Creed Speaking Presentation, officer awards, a keynote presentation from National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris, CDE winner announcements, the Prepared Speaking Presentation, the Agriscience Fair recognition, and the Ohio FFA Officer parent recognition. Ryan Matthews The top reporters in the state were recognized. The top treasurers in the state were recognized.. The top secretaries in the state were recognized. Johnathon Cottingim CDE winners were recognized Student reporter Kolt Buchenroth is ready for Session 5! Agriscience Fair winners were recognized Agriscience Fair winners were recognized National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris Josie Montoney thanks her parentslast_img read more

Navigation App Waze Makes Crowdsourced Map-Building a Game

first_imgTags:#crowdsourcing#mobile#NYT#Product Reviews#web The latest edition of mobile navigation app Waze has just launched in the iTunes App Store and on the Android Market Place with the Symbian and Windows Mobile versions available on the Waze website. In this updated version, the company has added even more features to their already popular “munching” game which sends a Pac-Man like character loose on the roads to help build the company’s mapping database and validate the roads already in place. Unlike other mobile navigation apps, Waze “crowdsources” its map-making process, reliant on its users to switch the app on when driving around town. Then, using the phone’s built-in GPS capabilities, Waze uses the information sent back to create base maps and determine traffic patterns in order to warn other users of traffic jams ahead. Although Waze is an application dependent on critical mass to become successful, they’ve already had good results since their original launch in Israel. In less than a year’s time, Waze was able to map 91% of the country thanks to user involvement. The company believes they will have similar results here in the U.S. with highly populated urban areas being mapped first with the rest of the country following over the coming months. Making Maps is Just a Game To encourage users to contribute to the map-building process, the company came up with an idea to make it more of a game. Originally, the Waze character would appear and munch dots on the screen when you ventured onto a road that didn’t previously exist in the company’s database. Now, with Waze 2.0, the gaming elements have been enhanced even further. Users will now munch on other goodies like cherries, hammers, and small gift packages which generate bonus points. The extra goodies will be placed on locations where the map has issues with the higher-point items on maps with the most issues. To kick off this new release, the company is also hosting a contest dubbed the “Holiday High Points Challenge” which runs from November 25th through December 9th. During this time, which includes the busy traveling period of the Thanksgiving holidays, Waze hopes to tap into the high number of drivers who will be trekking around town and across the country to visit relatives. The top three users who earn the most points during this period will win Amazon gift cards in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively. Crowdsourcing: Better Maps, FasterThe Waze application was one of the more innovative companies to appear at the most recent DEMO conference where they launched their turn-by-turn directions feature. Because they’re not using map data from Tele Atlas or Navteq – the two big names that license map data to other companies for use in applications – Waze saves money while also being able to sell their own data to other companies at reduced rates. The company also claims that their crowdsourced method has dramatically shortened the months-long update cycle for maps. While Waze may not be ready to replace your in-dash GPS just yet, it gets closer every day as more roads are mapped and more users join the service. Early adopters who want to contribute to the project can download the mobile application from the company’s homepage here. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

India to play against Sri Lanka today to warm up for World T20

first_imgTeam India would begin their ICC World Twenty20 2012 campaign with a warm-up match against hosts Sri Lanka on Saturday. Going into the championship with a loss against New Zealand, India have not quite built up to the big event in a desired fashion. Their bowling lacked potency in the final overs, while the batsmen too failed to chase a modest target despite several wickets in hand. However, they would look at the practice match against the hosts as an ideal opportunity to test out not just their combinations, but also the Lankan conditions. Sri Lanka on the other hand, warmed up for the tournament with a convincing nine wicket win over the West Indies, whom many have touted as one of the favourites owing to their explosive talent. But the Lankans outplayed the Windies convincingly chasing an easy target of 134 with 4 overs to spare. Sri Lanka’s batting worked like a charm in the match announcing themselves before the tournament begins.last_img read more