If you have not read the first three parts of this

first_imgIf you have not read the first three parts of this series, please do that first: They are a necessary prelude: Westphalian Orders’ End Part 1 Westphalian Orders’ End Part 2 Westphalian Orders’ End Part 3 I have thus far made quite a few arguments why the Westphalian order of states is in trouble. Presuming that I am correct, and that the current state model fails, the great question is what comes next? The Two Classes Impolitic though it may be, any sensible analysis of states in transition has to divide the inhabitants into two groups: the Rulers and the Ruled. We can seek tamer terms if we like (such as officials and citizens), but those terms invariably muddle the issue. There are two groups that matter: those that make orders and those who take orders. These two face massively different challenges and incentives; separating them clearly is the only way to arrange a reasonable discourse. I will begin with the rulers: Imagine being a big boss of a big country: You and your predecessors have promised free everything to your voters, but you have now failed to deliver. They are angry, but there’s nothing you can do; there are no more buyers for your bonds and inflation has made your currency almost worthless. You are out of options. At the same time, you can’t just walk away – being the boss is something you need. So, what do you do? Your first job will be to keep the people with you, rather than against you. You must give them someone else to blame and to make them feel horrible about the prospect of your system vanishing. Finding outsiders to blame is always easy. (Jews and immigrants being the perennial favorites.) Making people feel like they need you, however, isn’t so easy, especially when your promises have just come up painfully short. You need some majestic promise for them to believe in: something that makes them special, provides a credible promise of more than they deserve, and/or makes them part of some magical uber-entity. In other words, you need an appealing new myth. The problem, of course, is that large new myths are not created in a day, and certainly not by people who can’t deliver much. So, you have to use whatever respected myths remain, make them more grandiose, and run with them. (This is precisely what happened at the end of the Roman Empire, as I will explain in Free-Man’s Perspective.)Fall of the Roman Empire Right now, the only big myths are of the globalist strain, such as climate change, save the rainforest (or whales, or trees, or children, or…), the value of politically correct speech and so on. Judeo-Christianity remains, of course, but it is a horrible mythology from a ruler’s point of view, is more or less incompatible with the globalist myths, and has been driven from respectable circles in most of the west anyway. So, the mythologies chosen by the rulers will have to be based upon environmentalism, anti-capitalism, and associated guilt-centric ideas. For lack of a better term, the new mythology will probably have to be globalist, with the many nation states and their scattered strategies being blamed for the crisis. The solution to the crisis, of course, will almost certainly be unified management by proper elites. But if globalist, elite rule is to be the next model, a modification of the social contract will be necessary. This will be the great moment of opportunity for intellectuals. Devising a legitimacy myth for the new order will be a ticket to fame and fortune. As strange as it sounds, there is another group associated with the rulers that must be included in this discussion, and they are the dependent class. People who survive on government checks are not what we usually think of as rulers, but they are necessarily joined to them. Together with the elites, they form a high-low ruling coalition. The vast majority of the dependent will support the rulers (or at least the replacement rulers), almost regardless of what the rulers do. Even if their checks stop, promises of future checks will keep them faithful. The other choice is to utterly reform their lives, and very few will be of any mind to do so. They may complain or even riot at the moment when their checks stop, but being faced with either radical change or supporting the rulers and hoping for restoration, they will choose the latter. And, most unfortunately, this is a very large group. The Other Side Now – and this will not be hard for most of my readers – imagine that you have behaved well and worked hard; that, after being challenged by numerous obstacles, you have carved out a comfortable, stable life. Then imagine that it has been turned upside down. Everything is a mess, and you want things to get back to normal so you can work and enjoy life. What do you do? This is where the formation of the future gets interesting. The Rulers may come up with a few surprises, but their strategies are more or less predictable. The productive ruled, however, are a wild card. Ultimately, they control everything, but they don’t know it. Rulers do not make, they only take. The productive make. If they ever decided, en masse, to stop giving in to the rulers, the rulers would be soundly defeated, and in short order. No matter how many armed tax collectors they employed, it wouldn’t be enough for an unwilling populace, not to mention that paying the armed collectors gets very difficult when there is no more money coming in. And if the mechanic refuses to fix state vehicles, if the HVAC man refuses to fix their air conditioning, and so on, the end comes much faster. The above is precisely what happened at the end of the Roman Empire: Harsher and harsher tax laws brought in less and less silver. People ran away to Germania, Britannia and Gaul to escape. The ruling structure failed. But, as mentioned above, the productive middle does not believe that they have the right to make their own political decisions; they feel free to choose between Party A and Party B, but not to demand a new structure. If, somehow, the productive class does decide they are worthy of such choices, it will be a small matter for them to begin organizing with their neighbors, cobbling together ground-up systems of law and markets, and arriving, over time, at a structure that suits them. They would almost certainly end up rediscovering John Locke, the common law, and sound money. But will they? The Cognitive War Though most of us have seldom realized it, we have been living through a continual war for our minds and our wills. We feel confused a great deal and suspect that it is our own problem; a problem that we hide, rather than risking shame. This equates, roughly, to a surrender in the cognitive war. Anyone who seeks to make us do things without thinking, wages war against our wills. Whole industries are built on this, as we all know: “Look at the pretty, happy people; buy the beer,” “don’t vote for that horrible, scary candidate,” “look here at the sexy girl,” and so on. We all swim in a soup of it. This battle will determine what comes out of Westphalia’s crisis. If the Lockean productive class is too confused and intimidated to assert their wills, the globalists will be able to regroup as they wish. If, somehow, the producers regain their nerve, they can more or less do as they wish. They will have an initial difficulty in overcoming the globalists’ death throes, but in endurance they will reclaim their world. A Second American Revolution The last time a broad group of producers asserted their will and stuck to it was the American Revolution. Contrary to any conventional wisdom of the time, they defeated the mightiest empire on the planet and changed the world. The American Revolution, as I have explained elsewhere, is misunderstood and used badly for propaganda purposes, but it was a unique and potent event. Producers have, at other times, pushed rulers to reform, but very seldom have they gathered the courage to say, “get lost, we’re doing it our way.” In order to achieve this goal the early Americans required separation, Christianity and the philosophy of John Locke. There are wonderful Lockean thinkers and teachers in the West today, but they are usually drowned out by the 24/7 clamor of 500 entertainment channels, music in nearly all public places and the recent Blackberry, texting and iPod fetishes. Withdrawal from the Circus The one real hope for the Lockeans is withdrawal from the great Western circus of mainstream TV, movies and music. In a previous article, I wrote that free news may begin vanishing, and that if it does, people will begin to choose more carefully. The thing I didn’t mention, however, was that this is occurring already. And the people who have been wandering away from the circus are mainly the producers. The first among the Lockeans are headed slowly away from the big noise. These people will begin to reclaim the right to their own opinions, even regarding how they choose to be ruled (or not). If this grows, there will be many people who don’t believe that they need to be coordinated and ordered by central elites and that Adam Smith was right: If you leave people alone, most of them will provide things needed by others, as if guided by an invisible, benevolent hand. In order to avoid this, the globalists will have to preserve media above all. Whether this includes subsidies for cable TV, free Internet services, or whatever, it will be strongly in their interests to provide them. If the circus ends, the young will start to ask impertinent questions. Lockean organization is effective, but it isn’t loud and flashy. Globalist organization is parasitic, but it comes with engaging stories and entertainments. If the circus reigns, the producers stand to be overwhelmed… yet again. The Exercise of Will I leave you with two quotes to consider, and I hope that you do so: The will of men is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided. Men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence. It does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, until each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. — Alexis de Tocqueville Mankind is made great or little by its own will. — Friedrich Schiller Paul Rosenberg FreemansPerspective.comlast_img read more

By Nick Giambruno Editors note Today we have a

first_imgBy Nick Giambruno Editor’s note: Today we have an urgent essay to share with you from Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno. You see, right now, a dangerous shift is playing out in Europe… one that could change the continent’s political landscape in a way not seen since before World War II. As Nick explains below, it all has to do with tomorrow’s important vote. Read on to get the details on how it will all go down—and what it could mean for you and your fellow Americans… Tomorrow, a vote in the Netherlands could push the euro and the EU one step closer to death… For the last several months, I’ve been warning readers about a populist tsunami washing through Europe. It’s drastically changing the continent’s political landscape in a way not seen since before World War II. This wave is flushing away traditional “mainstream” parties. And it’s bringing in anti-establishment populists who want to leave the euro currency and the European Union. It’s already hit the UK in the form of Brexit, killing David Cameron’s pro-EU government in the process. Then it struck Italy, washing away pro-EU Matteo Renzi’s government. After spending a few weeks in Italy last year, months in advance, I predicted the country’s constitutional referendum would fail and Renzi would resign. (I’m also an Italian citizen.) That’s why I advised Crisis Investing subscribers to short the euro with an investment that trades like any ordinary U.S. stock. As of writing, we’re sitting on a double-digit gain, but I expect there’s a lot more upside in the months ahead. Tomorrow, on March 15, the populist wave is set to hit the Netherlands. That’s when Dutch voters go to the polls. The anti-EU populist Party for Freedom is expected to win. It’s led by Geert Wilders, who was close to Trump’s campaign. Some even call him the “Dutch Trump.” Leaving the euro is a top priority for the Party for Freedom. If it wins, it would be another nail in the coffin for the European currency. Either way, the Dutch parliament will discuss how to leave the eurozone shortly after the March 15 election. A top lawmaker recently said that “the probe will examine whether it would be possible for the Dutch to withdraw from the single currency, and if so how,” Reuters reported. The euro’s problems are compounding and could get much worse, very soon. Germany (September 24) France (April 23) Why 2017 Could Offer a Rare “Second Chance” to Get Rich in the Stock Market Imagine waking up to find the size of your retirement account has doubled… all thanks to a small $500 investment. It sounds impossible… But this sort of thing has happened before. Could it happen again? Click here for the full story. These elections will ultimately determine the fate of the European Union. The Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s election, and the failure of Italy’s constitutional referendum have already boosted anti-euro populist parties in these countries. If the Party for Freedom wins in the Netherlands tomorrow, they’ll get another leg up. Populist parties have a real chance to win in both France and Germany. But even if they win in just one, the EU would likely unravel. The biggest issue in these elections is the migrant crisis, which we’ve covered here extensively. And the crisis is only accelerating. Every single migrant that arrives in Europe increases the chance that anti-EU populists will win a key election. That’s not good news for the EU or the euro. It’s also not good news for the U.S. Whatever happens in the EU—the world’s largest economy and a major U.S. trading partner—matters. If the euro collapses, expect it to trigger a stock market collapse in the U.S. The Financial Times recently put it this way: It would probably lead to the most violent economic shock in history, dwarfing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the 1929 Wall Street crash. And it could all begin unfolding tomorrow… Regards, — Two of Europe’s biggest countries have elections this year: Nick Giambruno Editor, Crisis Investing P.S. Tomorrow, March 15, is a crucially important date for Americans, too. Especially those who have any money in the stock market. Because on that day, the debt ceiling deadline hits. If Congress can’t come together to agree on a solution, the Treasury could run out of money. In the worst case, this could affect Social Security and government pension funding. Also, the last time the debt ceiling battle got fierce, the U.S. credit rating was downgraded. If that happens again, there could be big trouble in the markets. On top of the debt ceiling deadline, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet tomorrow—and all signs are pointing to a rise in interest rates. A steep series of rate increases could also spell doom for the market. That’s why Casey Research founder Doug Casey and I put together this urgent video designed to help you navigate markets in crisis… You can watch it here. How Doug turned every $1,000 into $86,000 An unusual group of companies I call “penny fuel stocks” are on the verge of a historic boom. Only TWICE in history has a similar event happened… and each time, these tiny stocks roared for 10-, 100-, some even saw rare but life-altering 1,000-fold returns. We know this because our research firm’s founder, Doug Casey, saw these returns himself. In fact, he saw a life-altering 86-fold return! These types of life-altering gains are something most investors never have the opportunity to see but now, thanks to the Trump administration, this same energy event is happening right now. And Doug and his team are now recommending plays with similar life-changing potential! Click here for full details. – Recommended Linkslast_img read more

Jeff Bezoss Space Company Aims for Passenger Flights in 2018

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » This story originally appeared on Reuters The New Shepard crew capsule. The reusable New Shepard spacecraft, which launched to the outskirts of space in November, will launch again soon Jeff Bezos’s Space Company Aims for Passenger Flights in 2018 Jeff Bezos Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Reuters 3 min read Add to Queue Image credit: Blue Origins Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin expects to begin crewed test flights of its reusable suborbital New Shepard vehicle next year and begin flying paying passengers in 2018, Bezos told reporters on Tuesday.Bezos’ remarks, made during the first ever media tour of the Blue Origin manufacturing facility, marked the first time the billionaire founder of Amazon.com had put a target date on the start of the commercial space flights Blue Origin is developing.”We’ll probably fly test pilots in 2017, and if we’re successful then I’d imagine putting paying astronauts on in 2018,” Bezos said at the sprawling plant south of SeattleThe company expects to build six New Shepard vehicles, which are designed to autonomously fly six passengers to more than 62 miles above Earth, high enough to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the planet set against the blackness of space.Blue Origin’s first reusable rocket was lost in a test flight in April 2015, though the capsule parachuted safely back to the ground. A second ship has made two test flights, and Blue Origin is in the process of assembling its next two vehicles, which, for the first time, include windows for paying passengers.Blue Origin has not yet settled on a price for rides, but Bezos said it will be competitive with what other companies, such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, are charging for similar flights.Galactic is selling tickets to fly on its six-passenger, two-pilot SpaceShipTwo for $250,000. The company last month unveiled its second spaceship and expects to begin test flights soon. The first SpaceShipTwo was lost during a fatal test flight in October 2014.Privately owned XCOR Aerospace, which is developing a two-person space plane called Lynx, is charging about $100,000 for one person to fly alongside a pilot.Bezos said he has invested more than $500 million in Blue Origin, which is on track to double its staff to about 1,200 within the next year. He said that he would continue to foot the company’s bills “for as long as necessary.”Bezos expects Blue Origin to become profitable at some point. “I’m optimistic it will be a healthy business,” Bezos said.Blue Origin also is working on rocket engines for United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed-Martin and Boeing, and for Orbital ATK.”It’s very gratifying that the world’s premier launch companies are choosing our engines,” Bezos said.(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Andrew Hay and Cynthia Osterman) Next Article March 9, 2016 –shareslast_img read more

Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book Cheap Places to Visit and

first_img Searches for “summer 2019” have been on the rise for the past 90 days, and the unofficial start to summer – Memorial Day weekend – is just a couple weeks away.  Expedia travel experts revealed the best time to book, cheapest places to visit, and other vacation planning tips to help travelers prepare for another season of epic adventures. Expedia also recently polled 1,000 Americans and analyzed travel data to uncover the trends that will likely inspire your next summer getaway. Expedia’s ready to inspire your next summer getaway. Nearly 85% of Americans are taking or planning to take at least one trip between now and September. For the 15% of Americans who said they won’t be traveling this summer, more than half of them (65%) claim it’s due to budget concerns.Domestic travel continues to be the foundation of most American trips. 3 out of 4 Americans aren’t planning to leave the country this summer. Expedia’s flight and hotel data confirms this as hot spots like Vegas, Orlando, San Diego and Los Angeles make up a majority of the top 25 most popular summer vacation destinations this year.Most Americans plan to road trip or fly with family or a significant other this summer, and they’re willing to spend between 5-10 hours in transit.Disconnecting from work, hitting the beach, getting some sun, sightseeing, spending time with friends and family are all things we want to accomplish this summer. Nisreene Atassi, PR Director for Brand Expedia comments: “Whether it was road trips around the Midwest or long weekends to the East Coast, domestic vacations were a hallmark of my family trips as a child. So, it doesn’t surprise me to hear that most Americans plan to travel within the U.S. this summer. We’re on a mission to really arm travelers with everything they need to get their vacation plans sorted, and our analysis covers everything travelers need to do just that.”Marketing Technology News: New Research: Global Businesses are Failing to Live up to their Claims of Putting the Customer FirstHere’s when to book your hotel, flight and car rentalHotel – Travelers are becoming more accustomed to booking last minute, which could work in their favor this summer. Being flexible and waiting about a week before your trip starts could save you more than 15% on hotel costs. For those who cringe at the thought of missing out on a specific property or not staying with other travelers in your party, booking 21-30 days in advance could still mean nearly 10% savings. Regardless of when you decide to book, remember the cheapest average daily rates are found on Fridays5.Flights – The “sweet spot” for airfares is about three weeks to a month (21-30 days) ahead of time. Remember to purchase flights over the weekend, particularly on a Sunday. Nearly 30% of Americans are flying to their destination, so this next tip is super important: choosing flights that take off on Thursday or Friday6 can save travelers around 10%.Car Rental – It’s never a bad idea to avoid putting miles on your car. Booking a comfy rental 14-20 days in advance could save you around 5% this summer.“We hear from travelers time and time again that budget is a big concern for them. While summer can often mean peak travel times and peak pricing, we’ve done the heavy lifting to figure out the best ways for travelers to still find prices that fit their budget,” says Atassi. “With some careful planning and a little research, summer travel plans are well within reach for many Americans.”Marketing Technology News: Hyundai Streamlines Integration with the Google AssistantCheap summer vacation ideas Most Americans feel comfortable spending somewhere between $1,000-2,999 on their entire summer vacation. Expedia’s data gurus pulled together some of the cheapest destinations in the USA that fit this budget. We also threw in a few international locations that Americans tend to frequent.Marketing Technology News:Extreme Reach Launches AdBridge, the Complete Creative Asset Workflow Solution Designed for the Next Era of Brand Storytellingcenter_img Expedia Unpacks the Best Time to Book, Cheap Places to Visit, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Summer 2019 PRNewswireMay 14, 2019, 8:17 pmMay 14, 2019 Brand ExpediaExpediaMarketing TechnologyMemorial Day weekendNewsNisreene Atassisummer 2019 Previous ArticleCloudinary Identifies Opportunities to Raise Visual Storytelling Impact in its Inaugural State of Visual Media ReportNext ArticleRevTrax Announces Addition of State-of the-Art Machine Learning and AI Technology to its Offer Management Platform to Deliver Groundbreaking Value to CPG & Retail Brandslast_img read more

Outbrain Announces Strategic Global Partnership with Evolve Media

first_imgEvolve Media will implement Outbrain’s Smartfeed and Audience Development Suite to drive consumer engagement & revenue initiativesOutbrain, the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, announced today that it has entered into an expanded global technology partnership with Evolve Media, a publisher of leading enthusiast destinations for men and women. Through the partnership, Evolve Media will have access to Outbrain’s extensive network and full audience development suite.The agreement will enable Evolve Media to utilize the power of Outbrain’s Smartfeed technology, helping audiences discover engaging content-from articles to videos and more. In addition, Evolve Media will utilize Outbrain’s native advertising capabilities to augment its audience acquisition strategies.Marketing Technology News: ANSYS Welcomes Lynn Ledwith as Vice President of Marketing“We’re excited to enter into a partnership with Evolve Media, whose goal is to streamline the advertising process and create stronger engagement amongst consumers,” said Josh Feller, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at Outbrain. “Smartfeed provides flexible and scalable solutions catered to their needs increasing reader engagement and growing revenue. In addition to Smartfeed, Evolve Media will have access to Outbrain’s global audience reach and the entire suite of publisher tools, including outstream video and real-time auto-optimization capabilities.”Marketing Technology News: Relationship Intelligence Platform Affinity Hires Four New Vice PresidentsEvolve Media’s use of Outbrain will help to increase engagement across each one of its global properties and will aid in personalizing the customer journey by leveraging Outbrain’s proprietary interest-graph. Outbrain’s programmatic technology will help Evolve Media in curating hyper-personalized content created towards each individual consumer.“Outbrain’s Smartfeed technology provides us with the key benefits that we are looking for, including brand safety and quality content,” said Aaron Broder, Co-Founder and CEO at Evolve Media. “With the ever-shifting media landscape, we needed a partner with strong capabilities, especially as we scale back on the number of partners we sign with. With Outbrain, we can drive audiences to specific premium content, while increasing revenue and engagement.”Marketing Technology News: VaaS and USB are Helping to Drive Growth in the Video Conferencing & Collaboration Market Outbrain Announces Strategic Global Partnership with Evolve Media MTS Staff Writer6 days agoJuly 16, 2019 Evolve MediaJosh FellerMarketing Technology NewsNewsOutbrainPartnership Previous ArticleACI Worldwide and Worldpay to Drive Global Acceptance of Alternative Payment MethodsNext ArticlePFL Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Digital Production & Fulfillment Centerlast_img read more

Diet and weight may influence response to bipolar disorder treatment shows study

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 8 2018Data from a clinical trial has shown that how people respond to treatment for Bipolar Disorder may be influenced by their weight and the overall quality of their diet, including whether they are eating a diet high in foods thought to contribute to general inflammation. These are early results, but if replicated may mean that treatment of some mental health problems could benefit from the inclusion of dietary advice. This is presented at the ECNP Conference in Barcelona.Bipolar Disorder (which used to be called ‘manic depression’) is characterised by episodes of mood swings, between being very up or very down with periods in between the two extremes. The fact that there are two opposite sets of symptoms means that finding an effective treatment is difficult. While current medications are useful, they are better at targeting mania symptoms (the ‘up’ phase), leaving a lack of effective treatment for people experiencing depressive episodes. Now a group of Australian, German and American scientists have shown those who have a high quality diet, a less inflammatory diet, and/or a low BMI (Body Mass Index) may respond better to an add-on nutraceutical treatment provided as part of a clinical trial.”If we can confirm these results, then it’s good news for people with Bipolar Disorder, as there is a great need for better treatments for the depressive phase of Bipolar Disorder” said lead researcher Melanie Ashton of Deakin University in Australia.A total of 133 participants were randomly assigned to take a combination of nutraceuticals (compounds derived from foods such as vitamins or minerals that treat or prevent a disease or disorder) including the anti-inflammatory amino acid n-acetylcysteine (NAC), or NAC alone, or a placebo (a dummy pill) for 16 weeks. Participants received the study medication in addition to any stable treatments they were already receiving. Researchers measured BMI at the beginning of the study, and then measured depression and how a person is able to function in their day to day life. Researchers also rated whether a participant was improving and, if so, how much, over the next 20 weeks. Participants filled in a questionnaire about what they usually eat over the year and researchers calculated a diet quality score, where good diets included a healthy diet with lots of fruit and vegetables, whereas poorer-quality diets had more saturated fat, refined carbohydrates and alcohol. These types of diets were then categorised as either anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory based on foods that affect inflammation.Related StoriesDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesHigh-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory in older adultsHigh salt intake inhibits tumor growth in mice, shows studyMelanie Ashton continued, “We found that people who had a better-quality diet, a diet with anti-inflammatory properties, or a lower BMI, showed better response to add-on nutraceutical treatment than did those who reported a low-quality diet, or a diet including foods that promote inflammation, or who were overweight.What this means, if these results can be repeated in a larger trial, is that treatment for Bipolar Disorder would need to take into account what a person eats and their weight.There are some points we need to note about this study. This is a randomised, controlled trial, but what we found were exploratory outcomes; in other words, it wasn’t the main result that we were testing. Our result is statistically significant, but because the study wasn’t specifically designed to test the effect of diet quality,inflammatory diets and BMI on drug response in general, it is necessary to see the work replicated in a larger study before any firm conclusions can be formed”.Commenting, Professor Eduard Vieta (Barcelona) said:”This is interesting work, which holds out the possibility that patients with Bipolar Disorder may benefit from a balanced diet. However, it is an early study, and we need more research before we can think whether this might affect clinical practice”.Professor Vieta was not involved in this work, it is an independent comment. Source:https://www.ecnp.eu/last_img read more

Google search serves up Wimbledon tennis minigame

first_imgGoogle’s tennis game is hidden inside a dedicated Wimbledon 2019 search results box. — AFP Relaxnews Related News The game is a straightforward yet pleasing enough adaptation of lawn tennis (and its classic 1960s and 1970s video game adaptations).A player-controlled character sets up on one side of a tennis court, their opponent on the other.Players tap on the left or right side of the screen (or use arrow cursor keys on desktop) to serve the ball and then move their athlete from one side to the other.Athletes hit the ball automatically should they connect, with players exerting no influence over direction.However, the ball’s speed increases with each touch until the player makes a critical error.Characters appear to be predominantly anthropomorphic, with goats, corgi dogs, bears, bunnies and foxes popping up during our time with the game; astronauts, luchadors, and Google Android’s mobile OS mascot also popped up.Data from the reaction-based game could allow Google to extrapolate other information about players’ age, cognitive ability, and so on, especially in combination with previously collected details.Over a dozen championship titles are to be decided at the 2019 Wimbledon tennis tournament.The Ladies’ Singles Final, Men’s Doubles Final, and Ladies’ Doubles Final take place on July 13.The Men’s Singles Final and Mixed Doubles Final take place on July 14.In addition, Finals for the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles and Doubles competitions, the Men’s and Ladies’ Singles and Doubles disciplines, the Men’s and Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles and Doubles Finals, Quad Wheelchair Singles Final, and the Invitation Doubles all take place over the weekend.Various matches begin at 11am, 1pm, and 2pm BST (6pm, 8pm and 9pm Malaysia), with Order of Play details decided the night before. – AFP Relaxnews Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Serena wants Murena mixed doubles team name Related News Tennis 09 Jul 2019 Tennis-Wimbledon day eight Internet giant Google has inserted a hidden tennis game into related search results to mark the 2019 Wimbledon tennis championships, whose finals take place over the weekend of July 13 and 14.Lest it go undiscovered before Britain’s Wimbledon Championships conclude this weekend, Google wants to make sure people know about its tribute to the year’s penultimate Grand Slam tennis tournament.Searching for Wimbledon-related results brings up a dedicated results box containing match information.Scrolling past headers for singles and doubles matches reveals a green tennis ball – clicking or tapping on it prompts a pixel-art tennis game to load. Tennis 08 Jul 2019 Murray confident of return to top of men’s tennis {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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