The European Union is set to move ahead with a plan to enforce pan-European quotas on streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to support production of locally produced film and video content. Roberto Viola, the European Commission’s directorate general of communication, networks, content and technology told Variety that the new rules are on track to be approved in December. “We just need the final vote, but it’s a mere formality,” he said in an interview at the Venice Film Festival. The proposals will require that streaming services give over at least 30% of their on-demand catalogues to original productions made in each EU country where a service is provided (individual EU Member States could choose to set the content bar even higher, at 40%). Streaming services will also have to ensure visibility and prominence for local content — so no burying the ‘European third’ in a dingy corner of the site where no … [Read more...] about EU to move ahead with cultural quotas for streaming services
Betaworks this morning revealed this list of six startups participating in its fourth Camp accelerator program. Launched in 2016, the program brings together a collection of young companies united under a single theme. This time out, things are focused on live-streaming, for a program fittingly titled, LiveCamp. Betaworks settled on the topic based on the popularity of apps like Twitch and HQ Trivia. It’s admittedly a bit more nebulous than past topics like BotCamp, VoiceCamp and VisionCamp. “When first settling on our next Camp program we knew that ‘live’ as a category would be a bit harder to define than our previous themes like voice-computing and augmented reality,” Betaworks’ Peter Rojas told TechCrunch, “but while these companies may each be building a wildly different product, they all share a common theme of bringing people together in real time for a shared experience.” Betaworks has put together a nice little package … [Read more...] about Here are the six startups participating in Betaworks LiveCamp
Download Xiaomi Mi A1 Stock Wallpapers and screensavers: Today we have another stock Android wallpapers pack. This time Xiaomi Mi A1 Official default wallpapers are made available for download. If you are looking for some new cool high-quality wallpapers, then you should check out the Xiaomi Mi A1 Stock Wallpapers. About Xiaomi Mi A2 Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone was launched in July 2018. The phone comes with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi A2 packs a 20-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 20-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Xiaomi Mi A2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by a 3010mAh non-removable battery. It measures 158.70 x 75.40 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 168.00 grams. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a dual … [Read more...] about Download Free Xiaomi Mi A2 Official (Stock) Wallpapers and Screensavers
A new report claims that Intel Corp. has halted development on a planned high-speed modem chip after Apple Inc. opted against using the product in its 2020 device lineup. The news appeared late Wednesday in Israeli technology journal CTech, which cited Intel officials and leaked internal communications. The development comes two months after sources told Bloomberg that Apple is looking to stop using the chip giant’s processors in Macs as soon as 2020 and replace them with its own silicon. The iPhone maker might be taking a different strategy over on the modem front. A research memo published by Northland Securities Inc. last month posited that Apple may replace Intel’s chips with hardware from Taiwanese rival MediaTek Inc. rather than make its own. Either way, it’s disappointing news for the chip giant. The CTech report cited unnamed Intel executives as saying that the company reassigned the team that was working on the planned modem to other projects. The … [Read more...] about Apple reportedly drops Intel 5G chip from 2020 device lineup
Artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling our internet-of-things (IoT) technology to achieve new heights. Our devices are becoming smarter thanks to sophisticated machine learning algorithms, in combination with interfaces that make the interactions between man and machine smoother and more accessible. But while some technologies merely take an aspect of our lives and make it more convenient, less expensive, or more effortless, others have the power to reshape our lives in fundamental ways. So how could AI-powered IoT devices reshape one of the most important rooms of the home—our kitchens? Costs For starters, we need to consider the costs of new kitchen appliances and kitchen remodeling. Remodeling a kitchen with basic options will still cost the average homeowner several thousand dollars or more—and if you upgrade all your appliances to be outfitted with the latest in IoT tech, those costs will only grow. Costs of smart devices have fallen in the past several years, with … [Read more...] about How Will IoT Reshape Our Kitchens?