Calendar: Fiction Authors Showcase at North Haven Library, Maxine Hong ...
GALLERY ONE ART: “Uncas Pond” by Catherine Christiano is part of the Gallery One exhibition at the Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery, 411 Church St., through May 9. Gallery One's 11 artists include David Brown, Old Saybrook; Ashby Carlisle, Old Lyme; ...
April 25, 2015
Review: The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew tells the story of a large group of supremely talented Los Angeles studio musicians who directly shaped the sounds of their era but have remained largely anonymous, even to aficionados of 1960s rock 'n' roll and pop. “California ...
March 27, 2015
The Wall Street Journal says private equity is dead - here's why that's just nuts
It took until the second-to-last sentence of Andy Kessler's anti-PE ramble in the Wall St. Journal Monday morning for me to find anything with which I agreed, but, then, you know what they say about a broken clock. Private equity has more cash than it ...
March 30, 2015
Flying In Luxury On The New Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner
He's right about that; the Dreamliner boasts larger windows, spacious “vaulted” ceilings, better cabin humidity and a seriously quieter ride. This plane is the Mercedes of the airways right now and Lusardi's team gave it a distinctly Virgin spin with ...
March 13, 2015
'Game of Thrones' will be the first TV series to hit IMAX theaters
If you think that some TV shows are so grandiose that they deserve a full-fledged theatrical release, you're not alone. HBO is drumming up attention for the fifth season of Game of Thrones by screening the last two episodes of season four (plus a ...
January 6, 2015
Panoramas for your tablet
While the technology has existed for a number of years now, when Germany's first IMAX cinema in Munich closed in 2010, 3D technology took over in drawing viewers into the action, and it seemed as if panoramic technology had already passed its peak ...
The Flash Recap With Spoilers: Tricksters
The cell wall is transparent, and James sits in a single chair in the middle. Joe introduces It is filled with items, everything from old costumes to a large clock. Barry finds a Jesse is livid and admits he had a bomb there big enough to ...
March 31, 2015
Among the mischaracterizations Kessler applies to the industry: private equity is out of "fat targets," he guesses at how LBO firms are holding back GDP, and speculates that interest-rate tax deductions will finally get the axe in Washington. Let's take his points one by one. To clarify: private equity isn't not buying big companies because the Treasury Dept. Private equity firms that want to get around DC regulations only need to place debt with banks based overseas in order to get deals done. Post-crisis, private equity quit the deals that got them in the most trouble Private equity on the other hand, has eschewed buying outsized assets, because, historically, they've performed poorly as investments. the fund through which Blackstone backed Hilton is comparatively an under performer, held against its other funds. So, it looks like, post-crisis, private equity might have learned a lesson. Private equity's investors — often, big public pensions or other multi-billion.
Most people are familiar with the fictional world of 'Star Trek,' in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the real world using 360-degree panoramic images. "Even a 180-degree panorama leaves you really feeling part of the action," says an enthusiastic Christian Weissig from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI in Berlin. While the technology has existed for a number of years now, when Germany's first IMAX cinema in Munich closed in 2010, 3D technology took over in drawing viewers into the action, and it seemed as if panoramic technology had already passed its peak. The researchers will be showcasing their tablet app at the CeBIT computer expo in Hanover, March 16-20. Video panoramas are created by combining the images recorded by a series of high-resolution cameras. This leaves the technology capable of creating 360-degree panoramic images in real-time - making it a fascinating proposition for covering live events. Last year for instance, Fraunhofer researchers recorded the soccer World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.