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The 5 Most Beautifully-Crafted Online Casino Games Today 

Let’s face it: The online casino industry is not the first place you would think to look when searching for stunning artistic creations. But the industry is hugely competitive at the developer level; and, when there is intense competition, stylistic choices are integral to helping your creations stand out from the crowd. 

Indeed, with the technology now available to developers, they effectively have a blank canvas to create what they want. Designers have broken the rules, and casino games no longer must be designed in a linear fashion. 

Below we are going to look at five online casino games that stand out as, well, artistic creations. You can win money with these games, sure. But the designs are the real winners: 

North Storm – Rabcat 

A new game from up-and-coming developer Rabcat, North Storm captures one of the most popular themes in online casino gaming at the moment – Norse mythology. While other games with a similar theme have perhaps cashed in on the popularity of Marvel’s Thor movies, Rabcat has gone much more traditional with North Storm. The slot is beautifully-crafted, featuring Norse symbols and iconography presented on a 3D platform. The subtle hues of colour, as well as a 3D snow effect, add to a pleasurable atmosphere for gaming.  

Quantum Blackjack – Playtech  

One of the biggest trends in online casino gaming is the concept of progressive betting blackjack. In a nutshell, that’s blackjack as you know it, but with supercharged prizes added to the mix. Quantum Blackjack is very much of that sort, but the presentation is simply outstanding. Played live through a studio stream or in a virtual format, Quantum Blackjack features a jet black backdrop with stark neon lines shaping the blackjack table. It looks like the kind of casino game you would find in the movie, Tron. 

White Rabbit – Big Time Gaming 

In its base game, White Rabbit resembles most other slots. However, once the bonus game launches, this Alice in Wonderland-themed slot transforms into something else altogether. The bonus game is a series of free spins played on a new reel set, which expands when cupcakes land on the screen. To be honest, it’s a difficult concept to describe, so different is it to anything else we have seen in the online casino world. In true Lewis Carroll style, White Rabbit takes you to a world you have never seen before. 

Age of the Gods Roulette Live – Playtech 

With this one, the question of whether it’s stylish or gawdy is perhaps a matter of personal taste. Age of the Gods Roulette is played in a studio with real dealers, and it has become one of the most popular games around since its 2017 release. The studio is designed to look like Mount Olympus – the game has a Greek mythology theme – and the croupiers dress in garb to make them look like Greek gods. Sounds tacky? Perhaps. But it somehow works, and it makes an exciting change from the standard roulette games you find everywhere else. 

Archangels: Salvation – NetEnt 

This game from NetEnt hints at the future of online casino; namely, that video slots are becoming more like video games. The graphics on Archangels: Salvation are nothing short of sensational, and they would not look out of place on a PlayStation 4. The screen is split between a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ angel, both of whom can interrupt the play to add special prizes. It looks a little bit like World of Warcraft, but, of course, there is that extra allure of some massive prizes on offer. Top stuff from NetEnt, which boasts one of the best in-house design teams in the industry. 

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Las Vegas x Extreme Weddings

WATCH FIVE LAS VEGAS COUPLES TAKE THE LEAP ON LEAP DAY WITH FLY LINQ ZIPLINE, HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL WEDDING

WHAT:
Five adrenaline-loving couples agreed to “Take the Leap” on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, with a wedding to remember for a lifetime. Each Las Vegas couple was among the winning entries in a contest hosted by local radio station, 102.7 Coyote Country. Winners were selected based on the appeal of their written and video entries, which expressed the heartfelt reasons they should be awarded an adventurous Leap Day wedding package, courtesy of The LINQ Promenade, The LINQ Hotel + Experience and ICEBAR.

FLY LINQ and High Roller wedding experiences were “married” for this extraordinary Leap Day event. The day began with all five couples simultaneously leaping off the FLY LINQ platform for an exhilarating zipline flight along the length of The LINQ Promenade. From there, the couples boarded a cabin on the High Roller Observation Wheel for a group ceremony from 550 feet in the air, complete with picture-perfect, 360-degree vistas of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains.

Following a champagne toast with strawberries aboard High Roller, all five couples proceeded to ICEBAR, the brand-new frozen ice experience, for a cocktail reception featuring delicious libations served in ICEBAR’s signature frozen glasses.

The couples spent their wedding night with overnight accommodations at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

ABOUT WEDDINGS AT FLY LINQ AND HIGH ROLLER
Couples everywhere can now experience the exhilaration of FLY LINQ with brand-new wedding packages featuring the only zipline on the Las Vegas strip. A variety of new options include everything from “Marriage Soaring”—a semi-private launch deck ceremony for up to 10 guests with express zipline passes—to “Vows and Views,” which includes a private launch deck ceremony and zipline rides, one-hour photography package, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine for up to 40 guests. In-flight ceremonies are also available, as are reception packages in the Sky Lounge for six to 40 guests. For more information about FLY LINQ weddings, email citywideattractions@caesars.com.

Meanwhile, the High Roller has long been a favorite destination for Las Vegas weddings with the most dramatic views of the Strip anywhere, offering numerous wedding packages to fit any couple’s desires. More information available HERE.

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Bingo! It’s Taken Over The UK, Could It Work Here?

The UK has revolutionized its nightlife offerings in recent years. No longer content with just a night on the town, Brits are going for experiences above all else, offering up things like arcades, mini-golf, and even bingo – all in or with bars. But what’s driven this sudden interest in pastimes previously reserved for families and even grandparents? Well, these games are a lot of fun… and there’s usually a lot more to them! So could they work right here in the USA?

The Beginning of the Boom

One of the first bingo club nights to pop up on the scene now so adored by millennials was Bongo’s Bingo. It’s found fame all over the world but continues to cook up a storm all across the UK. Offering a mix of music, a live show, and classic head-down bingo, the night appeals to anyone hoping to have a good time.

If you’re traveling and don’t know what to expect, it’s possible to remind yourself of the rules of play on sites like https://bingo.betfair.com/, which can give you a feel for the kinds of themes you might like best, choosing from a range such as Deal or No Deal and Rainbow Riches. Themes are all the rage at these bingo club nights.

What’s Spiked the Fascination?

According to an article at https://www.ft.com/content, nights like Bongo’s Bingo appeal to the social media generation. Everything about them is over the top and extremely Instagrammable, which is perhaps why they always sell out. From dance-offs to drag queens, there’s something for everyone, all packaged up into a format that uses cash prizes to encourage interactivity.

How “Bogan Bingo” has taken London by storm

Yet another bingo event that’s cropping up in the UK is Bogan Bingo. “Bogan” isn’t a British term – in fact, it hails all the way from Melbourne, Australia. If you’re hoping to enjoy a wild night out in London, Bogan Bingo, hosted in Fulham, should take you off the beaten tourist track. Bingo was THE coolest game of the ’80s in Melbourne, according to organizers, which is why they’ve brought it back ’80s style to a soundtrack hailing from that time. Tickets and information are available at https://www.boganbingo.co.uk/info. Expect everything from Bon Jovi to Bruce Springsteen!

Putting on a Real Show

Both Bongo’s Bingo and Bogan Bingo rely heavily on entertainment in addition to the game of bingo. Both easily integrate elements of comedy in the form of a live show, as well as top DJs and even famous bands. There’s a real “throwback” element to them – many of the special guests are pop bands from decades gone by, which really adds to the nostalgia element. In between games, there’s always something to do.

Could Bingo Clubs in America?

Bingo nights have become the life and soul of British nightlife – you can find them in cities across the nation, and you’re guaranteed a good time. But whether they would work here is hard to say. Whether Americans would be as likely to enjoy dancing on tables beyond their college years is difficult to say. However, providing the nights were themed accordingly for the relevant audiences, fun nights like this are suitable for anyone.

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Hunger Games: The Exhibition 

In a partnership between The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and Swarovski crystals, fans of the world-renowned, blockbuster film franchise from Lionsgate, The Hunger Games, can now purchase limited-edition jewelry and accessories. These items are exclusively available at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and online at TheHungerGamesExhibition.com.

The jewelry and accessory line is inspired by the illustrative beauty of The Hunger Games characters and includes pins/pendants, necklaces, leather cuffs, bracelets, earrings and other accessories. Adoring fans can fashion themselves in the collection’s brass with rhodium or gold-plated jewelry or add an edgy flare with high-quality leather available on the Mockingjay or Capitol Couture Leather Cuff. The pieces are sure to impress fans whether they are looking for a delicate way to flaunt their rebellion or are ready to make an elegant sparkling statement just as fashionable as a Capitol resident.

“Swarovski is known for making the best crystals and is one of the most recognized fashion brands throughout the world,” said Zoe Tan, head of business development and general manager, Las Vegas for Victory Hill Exhibitions. “We are proud to offer these luxurious pieces, developed from the love and passion we have for the world of The Hunger Games and the glamour and fashion of the Capitol.”

The collection features uniquely designed accessories including a limited-edition Snow’s Rose Water Bottle, embellished with 7,342 hand-placed Swarovski crystals on a stainless-steel bottle. Fans can also write in style with the uniquely designed Capitol Couture and Mockingjay pens, featuring a crystallized clip with an eye-catching crystal on top engraved with the logo in the center of the barrels. All sparkling with Swarovski’s 12 years of intensive research, and Advanced Crystal standard and innovative, lead-free formula.

“We dove into the world of the Capitol and Panem when developing this luxury jewelry line, and we’re thrilled to offer fans more from the world of The Hunger Games,” said Kirsten Taylor-Hall, vice president, Global Live & Location Based Entertainment. “Victory Hill and Swarovski deliver a unique and beautiful line that embodies the essence of Capitol style.”

The highlights of the limited-edition collection are the Fire Burns Brighter Clutch, made with the iconic colors of the Capitol featuring nearly 6,000 hand-placed crystals, and the edgy Girl on Fire Clutch inspired by the Girl on Fire herself, Katniss Everdeen, adorned with more than 4,000 hand-placed crystals. Both clutches are a limited edition with only 10 production pieces.

“We are thrilled to partner with Victory Hill Exhibitions and Lionsgate in delivering exclusive, beautiful products to create a memorable keepsake for fans of The Hunger Games,” said, Andrea Nondorf, managing director, Swarovski Professional North America. “Through our partnership, we aim to surprise and delight consumers with the beauty, quality and craftsmanship of this collection as well as unite our luxury products with the visionary, world-class experience Victory Hill and Lionsgate has created with The Hunger Games: The Exhibition.”

Located at MGM Grand, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is a top Las Vegas attraction featuring several inspirational galleries including the Hall of Justice, President Snow’s Office, the Tribute Train, District 13, and one of the largest archery training experiences set within a 60-foot wide interactive training center. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can view and purchase the jewelry and accessory line on display in the merchandise store. Commemorative ticket for entry into the exhibit can be purchased at https://thehungergamesexhibition.com/ or at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition onsite box office.

Cityneon Holdings Limited

With its global reach and international partnerships, Cityneon has the capability to serve its clients anywhere in the world. Cityneon has been listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2005, and was privatized in February 2019 by West Knighton Limited, a company wholly owned by Cityneon’s Executive Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer Ron Tan together with Hong Kong veteran entrepreneur and investor Johnson Ko Chun Shun. Johnson is a capital markets veteran and has held controlling interests and directorships in many listed companies.  On May 14, 2019, Cityneon welcomed CITIC Capital as a new shareholder who holds 10.61 percent shares in Cityneon. CITIC Capital is part of CITIC Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates, and has more than $25 billion in assets under its management across 100 funds and investment products globally. For more information, please visit www.cityneon.net.


Victory Hill Exhibitions

Victory Hill Exhibitions is a subsidiary of Cityneon Holdings and is an exhibition production company which strives to create interactive exhibits that attract visitors and have educational value. With 25 years of experience and cooperation with pioneers in technology from around the world, Victory Hill creates astounding interactive experiences, and can adapt based on our clients’ needs to satisfy each and every unique need.

Lionsgate

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, video games, esports and other new entertainment technologies.  Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure.  The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.

Swarovski

Swarovski has been the premium brand for fine crystal embellishments since 1895. It is recognized for its innovative excellence and for its collaborations with world-class designers and brands from the fashion, jewelry, accessories, interiors and lighting industries. Available in myriad colors, effects, shapes and sizes, crystals from Swarovski offer designers an unrivaled palette of inspiration born out of a passion for detail and high-precision cutting. These precious ingredients impart a refined glamour to everything they embellish and are produced according to the groundbreaking lead-free* Advanced Crystal standard. The ‘Crystals from Swarovski’ seal, incorporating a sophisticated tracking system with a unique identification number to reinforce authenticity, enables customers to distinguish products embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. www.swarovski.com/professional

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TYLER JACOB × SLINGSHOT

Written by Tyler Jacob

Edited by Vaughn Lowery

Photos/video by Karen Marseille

The 2020 new age, all improved, must-have Polaris Slingshot has been revealed in Vegas; and we had the exclusive chance to get behind the wheel. Not merely as beautiful on the outside, you can witness the time put into the fabrication as the interior matched the exterior. It’s the perfect blend of luxury and sport with the comfort of a compact vehicle but the ride thrill of a motorcycle.

It’s Automatic – New AutoDrive Transmission Allows More Drivers to Join the Slingshot Community 

New Polaris ProStar 2.0L DOHC Four-Cylinder Engine Delivers up to 203 Horsepower at 8250 RPM

Available with the New AutoDrive Transmission or Manual, each with 2 Drive Modes for a Customizable Drive

Fully Redesigned Interior and Upgraded Finishes Brings Refinement and Style Into the Cockpit

Revised Chassis and Suspension Improves Handling and Vehicle Dynamics

Musician turned model, Tyler Jacob took us behind the scenes to get a look at the stylish yet avant-garde 2020 Polaris Slingshot. This is the introduction of their four-cylinder engine featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level. 

“We are excited to announce Slingshot’s first-ever automatic style transmission. Our new AutoDrive transmission will open the door for more people to get in, stand out, and take their driving experience to a whole new level,” asserts Mike Dougherty, President of Polaris Slingshot. “With roughly 70 percent all-new content, we left no stone unturned both inside and out. The all-new ProStar 2.0L engine delivers more power and more fun, while the completely redesigned cockpit and interior elevates the shared experience for both the driver and their passenger.”

INTERIOR

As we entered the cabin, we took note of the new premium leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with multi-function controls and integrated cruise control which immediately redefines the personal connection between the driver and vehicle. The redesigned cockpit was purposeful in its execution. Keeping the driver and passenger top-of-mind, 2020 models featured the following enhancements: a padded center console, added storage compartments for mobile devices, enlarged and repositioned cup holders and LED interior lighting. 

TECHNOLOGY 

For 2020, Slingshot introduces exciting updates to its Ride Command infotainment system with a completely redesigned display featuring a new quad-core processor to provide a faster, more responsive interaction. Talk about driver intuition. The seven-inch display receives an improved viewing angle and even brighter screen, allowing drivers and passengers to easily view and interact with the system in broad daylight. Available as standard equipment for both models, Ride Command provides convenient access to key vehicle information and mobile phone pairing via two USB ports or via Bluetooth®. Drivers can access AM/FM radio or listen to their favorite music with crystal-clear audio thanks to the 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system. This system delivers a decent sound for lengthy road trips while the wind whisks pass your helmet.

Standard with the Slingshot R, and an optional upgrade for the SL, are Ride Command’s connected services featuring turn-by-turn navigation with an intuitive search system. The GPS offering includes special routing options to locate the shortest, fastest or most scenic route. Drivers can also build a route with multiple waypoints and access real-time traffic and weather overlays to ensure clear roads for the most enjoyable driving experience. By utilizing the Ride Command mobile app, drivers can remotely access key vehicle data and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time. 

“The 2020 lineup embodies what Slingshot stands for – a creative escape to enjoy the road ahead,” said Dougherty. “We are unveiling a vehicle that truly embodies the adventurous spirit the brand stands for, the social nature of our customers, and the stand-out attitude only a Slingshot can deliver.”

PERFORMANCE

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. The SL packs 178 horsepower at an incredible 8500 RPM, while the new R model redlines at 8500 RPM and puts out a jaw-dropping 203 peak horsepower at 8250 RPM – an increase of 30 horsepower when compared to the previous powertrain. With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice. In addition, it possses better cornering and braking than it’s predecessor.

With an improved suspension and chassis, the 2020 Slingshot is a game-changer – offering a driving experience in-line with its bold, look-at-me styling. The 2020 Slingshot exterior features a refreshed frontasia with a bodacious new signature look that only Slingshot can own. Upgrades include: new front accent lighting; new LED headlamps and signature taillights; all-new wheels and wheel options and stand-out paint as well as graphic schemes.

Accessible via the Ride Command system, or right from the steering wheel, are Slingshot’s all-new drive modes. Whether standing out during a comfortable cruise downtown or embarking on a weekend adventure through the twisty backroads, each mode provides a personalized driving experience with the ultimate connectivity between vehicle and road. “Comfort” mode is best suited for leisurely rides, while “Slingshot” mode delivers a sporty, connected, high-revving driving experience. Perfect for grabbing attention while cruising on the beach or Las Vegas Strip.

DESIGN

Slingshot owners celebrate life in their own way, and customize their Slingshots to match. That self-expression is amplified with Slingshot Engineered Accessories. New for 2020 are 23 new accessories curated into inspirational collections, including a Design, a Weekender and a Premier series. The Design series makes a statement at every streetlight with a variety of colorful components options from top-to-bottom, front-to-back. The Weekender series features overnight bags and added storage options – allowing drivers to hit the road packed for adventure. Additionally, the smartly-styled Slingshade and Ripper Tinted Wind Deflector provide improved driver comfort and protection from the elements. The Premier series combines the best elements of function, style and comfort, including Ride Command navigation, premier wheel set, interior LED lighting, and a rear fender. Each series is specifically designed to inspire personalization, as all parts are sold individually – allowing drivers to mix and match to create the ultimate piece of self-expression. 

PRICE POINT

Starting at $26,499, the SL with AutoDrive is available in Red Pearl and Blue Steel paint colors. Pricing for the R model begins at $30,999 for a manual and $32,699 for AutoDrive. Both R options are available in Stealth Black and Miami Blue paint colors.

The 2020 Slingshot lineup will ship to U.S. dealers this spring.

Pre-order.  

About Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot, a wholly-owned brand of Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), continues to define the category through style, ride experience and community with our three-wheeled autocycle. With AutoDrive and manual transmission options, an open cockpit, side-by-side seating, 5” ride height and a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine, Slingshot comes in a variety of models that are sure to make a statement. Step into a Slingshot for an adventurous and unrivaled ride experience. Learn more, visit slingshot.polaris.com.  

*Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile.  It does not have airbags and it does not meet automotive safety standards. Three wheel vehicles may handle differently than other vehicles, especially in wet conditions. Always wear a DOT-approved full-face helmet and fasten seatbelts. The Driver may need a valid motorcycle endorsement.

**In the state of California, this vehicle can be operated without a helmet because it contains a steering wheel and foot brakes.  

Stunna 4 Vegas – Rich Youngin

Rich Youngin — the new album from fast-rising North Carolina rapper Stunna 4 Vegas. Released via Billion Dollar Baby/Interscope Records, Rich Youngin includes appearances from Grammy Award-nominated rapper DaBaby (Stunna’s frequent collaborator), as well as Offset, Lil Baby, and Blac Youngsta. 

Listen to Rich Youngin by Stunna 4 Vegas HERE 

Featuring production from the likes of Bankroll Got It, Rvssian, and DJ Lil Sprite, Rich Youngin includes “Up the Smoke,” Stunna’s recent collaboration with Offset. The album arrives on the heels of BIG 4x — Stunna’s first project since signing to DaBaby’s Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment earlier this year. Soon after its release last May, BIG 4x shot to #50 on the Billboard 200. Last week, DaBaby joined Stunna in announcing the release date for Rich Youngin online. Along with opening for DaBaby on his recent North American tour in support of his chart-topping album KIRK, Stunna accompanied his mentor in DaBaby’s October appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Backed by The Roots, DaBaby and Stunna tore through three powerhouse tracks from KIRK: “INTRO,” “REALLY,” and “BOP.

Check out the performance HERE

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TOYOTA – WOVEN CITY

At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

Envisioned as a “living laboratory,” the Woven City will serve as a home to full- time residents and researchers who will be able to test and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment.

“Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure. With people, buildings and vehicles all connected and communicating with each other through data and sensors, we will be able to test connected AI technology… in both the virtual and the physical realms … maximizing its potential,” said Akio Toyoda, president, Toyota Motor Corporation.

Toyota will extend an open invitation to collaborate with other commercial and academic partners and invite interested scientists and researchers from around the world to come work on their own projects in this one-of-a-kind, real-world incubator.

“We welcome all those inspired to improve the way we live in the future, to take advantage of this unique research ecosystem and join us in our quest to create an ever-better way of life and mobility for all,” said Akio Toyoda, president, Toyota Motor Corporation.

For the design of Woven City, Toyota has commissioned Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, CEO, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). His team at BIG have designed many high-profile projects: from 2 World Trade Center in New York and Lego House in Denmark, to Google’s Mountain View and London headquarters.

“A swarm of different technologies are beginning to radically change how we inhabit and navigate our cities. Connected, autonomous, emission-free and shared mobility solutions are bound to unleash a world of opportunities for new forms of urban life. With the breadth of technologies and industries that we have been able to access and collaborate with from the Toyota ecosystem of companies, we believe we have a unique opportunity to explore new forms of urbanity with the Woven City that could pave new paths for other cities to explore.” Bjarke Ingels, Founder and Creative Director, BIG.

Design of the City

The masterplan of the city includes the designations for street usage into three types: for faster vehicles only, for a mix of lower speed, personal mobility and pedestrians, and for a park-like promenade for pedestrians only.  These three street types weave together to form an organic grid pattern to help accelerate the testing of autonomy.

The city is planned to be fully sustainable, with buildings made mostly of wood to minimize the carbon footprint, using traditional Japanese wood joinery, combined with robotic production methods. The rooftops will be covered in photo-voltaic panels to generate solar power in addition to power generated by hydrogen fuel cells.   Toyota plans to weave in the outdoors throughout the city, with native vegetation and hydroponics.

Residences will be equipped with the latest in human support technologies, such as in-home robotics to assist with daily living. The homes will use sensor-based AI to check occupants’ health, take care of basic needs and enhance daily life, creating an opportunity to deploy connected technology with integrity and trust, securely and positively.

To move residents through the city, only fully-autonomous, zero-emission vehicles will be allowed on the main thoroughfares. In and throughout Woven City, autonomous Toyota e-Palettes will be used for transportation and deliveries, as well as for changeable mobile retail.

Both neighborhood parks and a large central park for recreation, as well as a central plaza for social gatherings, are designed to bring the community together. Toyota believes that encouraging human connection will be an equally important aspect of this experience.

Toyota plans to populate Woven City with Toyota Motor Corporation employees and their families, retired couples, retailers, visiting scientists, and industry partners. The plan is for 2000 people to start, adding more as the project evolves.

The groundbreaking for the site is planned for early 2021.

Interested in partnering with Toyota on the development of Woven City? Visit: Woven-city.global

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FUNAI Android TV

Funai further expands range of Android TV devices in North America with 2K, 75-inch and Hands-free voice control later in the year

Funai Corporation, Inc. today announced the expansion of their 2019 Android TVTM device line-up with the Google Assistant. The range will be extended with small screen 2K 5505-Series and large screen UHD 5704-Series, and in the second half of 2020 with the Hands-free voice controller 6705 Series (43- to 75-inch). All products will be available in the United States and Canada. The 5-Series features seven display sizes ranging from 32-inch to 75-inches, and the 6-Series offers five displays ranging from 43-inch to 75-inch — and all will be unveiled at CES 2020, January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Philips Android TV televisions deliver the most technologically-advanced viewing experience, providing access to apps, games, and more, right from the TV. Users can access over 500,000 movies and shows and over 5,000 apps and games from the Google Play Store (Subscriptions may be required for certain content providers.) Easy-to-use voice search and personalized recommendations mean users spend more time being entertained and less time hunting for something good. With Chromecast built-in, users can easily cast movies, shows, and photos from their Android or iOS device to the TV.

The new Android TV 5-Series televisions all include the Google Assistant, with a Google Assistant voice button on the remote control, allowing customers to do more with their TV. The Google Assistant allows users to quickly access favorite movies, shows, or music with their voice. Easily find and enjoy vacation photos on the big screen. Control devices around the home like dimming the lights from the comfort of the couch, or asking your personal Google Assistant questions and get answers, including the weather report or sport scores. Users can even manage tasks like viewing their schedule and adding appointments without picking up another device. Just press the Assistant button on the remote to get started.

The 6-Series televisions include an integrated far-field, echo-cancelling microphone array giving users hands-free voice-activated access to the Google Assistant, so there’s no need to touch the remote control to control your TV. Dual noise-cancelling microphones are embodied at the bottom bezel of the television, capturing voice commands while eliminating background noise – including the TV’s own audio.

The integrated Auto Echo Cancellation has been fully integrated with the quad core TV IC to optimize the response time and accuracy of the Google Assistant. In the center of the microphones are four LED to inform users of the status of Google Assistant, even if the main display is powered off. In addition, users can ensure privacy with a mute button that when engaged cuts off the power to the microphones and illuminates in orange providing you with full privacy control.

Users simply say, “Hey Google,” to activate their personal Google Assistant to quickly search and access entertainment, ask questions, control other smart home devices, such as the Philips Hue Play, Nest thermostat as well as other Google Assistant compatible products. And even add products to their Google Express cart from anywhere in the room. With Chromecast built-in, users can wirelessly cast photos, movies, apps and more directly from their smartphone. The built-in Google Assistant is ready to control all smart home devices.

“These new Philips TVs deliver an unmatched level of convergence between television, entertainment and multi-zone connected home control,” said Peter Swinkels, Director Product Planning, Funai Corporation, Inc. “This new series gives users instant access to their favorite entertainment programs in 4K, while also offering convenient, centralized voice control smart lights, thermostats, cameras, and more.”

The Philips 4K UHD Android TV series also features HDR 10 and is equipped with Bright Pro, a backlight boost that brightens the image by up to ten percent compared to standard LED displays, delivering exceptional brightness and contrast even in brightly lit rooms.

Connectivity options include HDMI, antenna RF, Wireless 802.11ac dual-band MIMO, Ethernet and USB multimedia, and audio options include digital optical and Bluetooth 5.0 for optional headphone, keyboard or other accessory connectivity.

To learn more about Funai’s latest smart home entertainment technology, and to see the full range of new and award-winning lifestyle technology products, visit www.funai.us.

For more information, please visit https://www.usa.philips.com/.

About Funai Corporation, Inc.

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FISKER OCEAN

Fisker Inc. – designer and manufacturer of the world’s most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – is giving early reservation holders an exclusive sneak peek of the Fisker Ocean all-electric luxury SUV at a private event in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific. The world’s most sustainable vehicle will be captured on camera for the first time ever – with a live stream sharing the moment at the following link HERE.
 
“With the Fisker Ocean making its public debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 this coming week, we wanted to give our reservation holders a special preview to get up close to our production intent prototype right before it makes its way to Las Vegas,” said Henrik Fisker, chairman and CEO of Fisker Inc. “The Fisker brand is committed to real, direct and authentic engagement and interaction with our passionate customers at every touchpoint – and we wanted to reinforce this by having them be the first people to see the actual vehicle. We’re delighted that the rest of the world will be able to tune in with a live stream straight from this private event – and we look forward to fully showcasing the Fisker Ocean at CES.”
 
About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world’s most sustainable vehicles. The company is engaged in intensive research and development around next generation electrification technologies, including the patent pending Fisker Flexible Solid-State Battery.

To learn more, visit www.FiskerInc.com and download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store. 

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The Weeknd Captures #1

Logging a pair of entries on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, GRAMMY® Award-winning diamond-certified Toronto R&B / Pop icon The Weeknd captures #1 on the chart with his latest single “Heartless” as “Blinding Lights” takes the #11 spot, also making him the only R&B artist to hit #1 in his first full week on the charts in 2019. “Heartless” immediately shot up to #1 making it his 4th #1 to date, and both tracks have earned over 550,000 consumption domestically, and over 1 million globally.

To date The Weeknd has notably tallied a total of 9 career Hot 100 Top 10 hits. Both “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” are also the #1 and #2 Streaming / Sales Tracks overall in the US, making him the first R&B artist to claim both spots in 2019 with “Heartless” alone being the biggest one-week debut for an R&B song this year.

His presence can be felt everywhere. He recently joined Mercedes-Benz as the Creative Director for the EQC electric SUV Campaign, took over the Las Vegas strip in order to film the “Heartless” music video, and delivered back-to-back powerhouse performances showcasing some of the most unparalleled creative ever done on late night television on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Meanwhile, his big screen debut happens next week as he joins Adam Sandler in the critically-acclaimed Safdie Brothers film Uncut Gems in select theaters on December 13th and available nationwide on December 25th.