Time Forced to Defend Another Cover

first_img‘There Can Only Be One’? Not this year.Last week it was war veterans who were outraged over Timemagazine’s choice of cover illustration. (So outraged, that Time managingeditor Rick Stengel felt it necessary to appearon MSNBC to defend the cover.)This week, it’s the New Republic. Time’s cover this week features a split of Barack Obama and HillaryClinton.TNR claims that Time ripped them off:We don’t want to say that thisweek’s cover of Time is a rip-off of our HillarAck cover that came outlast month, but-oh, whatever-they totally ripped us off! All the way ondown to the cover line, too: “There Can Only Be One” vs. “WeHave To Choose One.” Perhaps we should retaliate by puttinga mirror on one of our future covers? On second thought … no, that’s aterrible idea.Stengel’s response:If those wonderfully wonky folks at TNR (and I used to beone of them) watched a little more of the NBA, they would realize that theinspiration for this week’s cover was the striking ad campaign the NBA is usingfor the playoffs. In fact, we say so on the magazine’s index page. And in whatis certainly a first, the NBA is doing a little cross-promotion with us on thecover. [See here].But, then, maybe TNR thinks the NBA owes them royalties? Good luck getting aresponse from David Stern.Forget the NBA. If anything, Time is guilty of cribbing a coverfrom a magazine much closer to its DNA than TNR:As we pointed out on the FOLIO: blog last week, all of this supposed “controversy” doesn’t always translate into single copy sales. Just ask Time.last_img read more

Bigg Boss 12 enemies Dipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary to play lovers

first_imgDipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary of Bigg Boss 12 fameinstagramEven as Dipika Kakar, who won Bigg Boss 12, is in news to play the lead in Sandip Sikcand’s tentatively titled Paani Puri, reports of another Bigg Boss 12 contestant Romil Chaudhary being approached by the makers to play an important role is also doing the rounds.”The producers are in talks with him. It is highly probable that he will get on board. The makers are keen on him,” a source told Bollywood Life.Romil, who entered the reality show as a commoner, and Dipika never got along during their stint inside the Bigg Boss 12 house. So, when the news of Dipika and Romil coming together broke, it created waves among fans.And now, a SpotboyE report said that Romil is not only on board the show but will romance Dipika on screen. Shocked? Well, looks like fans of both Dipika and Romil will see the enemies turn lovers on screen soon. The show will also star Karan V Grover as one of the leads.Talking about the actress and Romil’s equation on Bigg Boss 12, the two couldn’t see eye to eye on the reality show. Dipika had even expressed her hatred towards the contestant in her winning interview.Coming to Sikcand’s show, before Dipika, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya was approached to play the role. She had in fact agreed to come on board as at that time there were talks of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein going off air. However, Divyanka had to turn it down after her show got extended and Ekta Kapoor offered Divyanka her digital debut Cold Lassi And Chicken Masala.last_img read more

Sony unveils 3D and color epaper displays at this weeks SID 2011

first_img Sony’s 13.3 inch flexible color e-paper. Explore further Sony’s 3D displays come in a 10 inch and 23 inch size and can deliver a 3D image without the use of any special glasses. The method uses a backlight for 3D images positioned between an LCD panel and a backlight for normal 2D images. Switching between 2D and 3D is accomplished by lighting one of the two backlights.The backlight for the 3D images are LED’s placed on the light guide plate and its edges. On the light guide plate scatter patterns are produced at even intervals in the horizontal direction to direct light to the outside. More information: At the 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition Sony unveiled their new 3D glasses free display and flexible color e-paper. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Sony’s 3D 10 inch and 23 inch displays deliver 3D images without the use of any special glasses. The 3D effect is produced by the LED light sources being reflected on the scatter patterns to go to the back side of the panel as if lights are partially controlled by using “parallax barriers.” The result shows different images to the right and left eye. Sony’s 24-inch 3D LCD display has six viewpoints, and its pixel count is 960 x 360, and its brightness is 86.1cd/m2. 3D images are best viewed between distances of 80 to 160cm. The 2D mode, the pixel count of the display becomes 1,920 x 1,080 and has a brightness of 192cd/m2.Sony states that the new method can be applied to displays between 4 to 30 inches and hopes to commercialize it within a few years.center_img via Tech-On e-paper, Tech-On 3D display Sharp Introduces 3D LCD Color Monitor that provides a stereoscopic display Citation: Sony unveils 3D and color e-paper displays at this week’s SID 2011 (2011, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-sony-unveils-3d-e-paper-week.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Sony unveiled a 13.3 inch flexible color e-paper device and two glass free 3D displays. The announcement was made at the 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar & Exhibition which is the world’s largest academic conference on display technologies. The conference is being held this week in Los Angeles, CA (USA). Sony’s 13.3 inch flexible color e-paper has a thickness of 150 microns and weighs 20g and uses a plastic substrate. The e-paper display has a 13% color gamut (NTSC), a reflectance of 10% and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.The display’s 800 x 1200 pixel array consists of red, green, blue, and white sub-pixels. The sub-pixel measures 169 microns x 169 microns and the resolution and gradation of the screen are 75ppi and 16, respectively.The e-paper display is manufactured by applying adhesive to the glass substrate and attaching a plastic substrate. Amorphous TFTs are then formed on it with a180°C or lower temperature process. The plastic substrate is then finally removed from the glass substrate.last_img read more