Growing pains An outdoor Google I/O was worth trying. We hope it tries it again — but learns a few things from 2016. Jerry Hildenbrand 24 May 2016 45 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google broke from tradition and held Google I/O 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheater (conveniently located next door to Google's Mountain View campus buildings) instead of a more mundane but well-proven event center like the Moscone Center. By now you've certainly heard about the show — and a lot of complaints — online from both people who attended, as well as many who didn't. Words like festival, faire (the maker kind, presumably) and even Burning Man have been used to describe it, but those are a little off the mark. Google I/O was still very much a developer conference, filled with people who are more used to the controlled environment most developer get-togethers are held in. And that was one of the many problems with Google I/O 2016 — people weren't ready to spend three … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016: Sometimes the Great Outdoors isn’t so great
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
VIENNA/DUBAI: Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was killed on Friday (Nov 28), led a life of such secrecy that even his age was under wraps but much about the clandestine nuclear weapons programme he is believed to have run has long been known. The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it suspected Fakhrizadeh oversaw secret work to fit a warhead on a ballistic missile, test high explosives suitable for a nuclear weapon and process uranium. Iran insists it never had such a programme nor any ambition to make a bomb. The IAEA and US intelligence agencies believe it had a coordinated weapons programme that it halted in 2003. Western suspicions that Iran would resume that programme were at the heart of the deal struck in a 2015 deal under which Tehran agreed with world powers to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of sanctions. Israel, Iran's arch foe, staunchly opposed that deal and President Donald Trump pulled out of it in 2018. The killing of … [Read more...] about Iran’s top nuclear scientist stayed in shadows but his work was uncovered
This story is co-published with Capital & Main Mourners came to view Fred Hampton's bodyin a small Oak Park, Illinois, funeral home shortly after his killing by the Chicago police in December 1969. He was only 21 years old. Black Panther sentries surrounded the building in their black leather jackets and black berets as I led a small group of white teenagers in the line that snaked through the sanctuary. When we got to the open casket, we saw Fred laid out with a rifle, beads and a copy of the Black Panther paper under his arm. The teenagers had met Hampton before he became a Panther, back when he was head of the West Suburban NAACP Youth Council. I was a YMCA youth worker in 1968-69 outreaching to kids in Cicero and Berwyn, two self-described whites-only Chicago suburbs of mostly Eastern European families. Fred was willing to meet with these kids, most of whom had never spoken with an African American in their lives. All they knew about Black people was the vitriol they … [Read more...] about Remembering ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’: What You Should Know about the Real Fred Hampton
Your ticket to the German classical music festival scene: Concert Hour has the picks of the season — two hours of music updated regularly. Along with host Rick Fulker, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music. In these two episodes of Concert Hour, we take a tour through the works of 19th-century Danish composer Carl Nielsen. Listen to audio 54:59 Concert Hour: Carl Nielsen, part two Carl Nielsen, part one " These songs go straight to the heart, " says Nielsen expert Bo Holten , " and they're in the bloodstream of every Danish person - over forty. That's how it is now unfortunately, but we're hoping for a revival and for the interest of younger people. " Danish fiddler Harald Haugaard sees Nielsen as a very open-minded person. "He went through life with an open heart and open mind and found inspiration everywhere," said Haugard : "in other music, literature, art, … [Read more...] about Music for your soul: Carl Nielsen