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‘Historic’ storm set to slam Northeast; airlines cancel flights

Updated 2014 GMT (0414 HKT) January 26, 2015

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That’s the message government officials across the Northeast offered residents Monday ahead of what could be a blizzard of historic proportions bearing down on the region.

“What you’re going to see in the (next) few hours is something that hits very hard and very fast and people cannot be caught off guard,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, warning that mass transit options will begin to dwindle as the night wears on.

Private cars will be banned from using city streets as of 11 p.m, he said.

The National Weather Service, which isn’t prone to exaggeration, is using terms like “life-threatening” and “historic” to describe the weather system taking aim at the Northeast — with the worst expected to hit Monday night into Tuesday.

“This is going to be a lot of snow, no matter how you add it up, so we are going to be challenged,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency, called out the National Guard and said he may order everyone to stay put later tonight, as governors in Connecticut and Massachusetts had already done.

In Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. ET Monday. Cars left parked on snow emergency routes will be towed and owners ticketed, he said.

Track the storm

The first big storm of the year may drop up to 3 feet of snow on Boston and New York before it ends Tuesday, with freezing rain and strong wind gusts possibly reaching 55 to 65 mph. Blizzard and winter storm warnings have been issued from Maryland through Maine and into Canada. Up to 58 million people could be put into the deep freeze.

“I want everyone to understand that we are facing — most likely — one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” de Blasio said.

That’s saying something. In 2006, 26.9 inches of snow fell, topping the 25.8-inches of snow that fell in December 1947.

Spinning your wheels

While the worst of the weather isn’t expected to hit until late Monday into Tuesday, according to CNN forecasters, thousands of flights already have been canceled for Monday and Tuesday,Flightaware.com said.

Between 50% and 70% of flights have already been canceled Monday at New York area airports, with even more likely Tuesday, said Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

American Airlines said it would suspend operations in Philadelphia, Boston and New York late Monday afternoon.

“We plan to resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so,” airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said.

United Airlines has already canceled all Tuesday flights at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK, as well as Boston and Philadelphia, company spokeswoman Mary Ryan said.

The major U.S. airlines are offering fee-free rebooking of flights to and from the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday.

Amtrak plans to operate a normal Monday schedule but may re-evaluate later in the day.

Hunker down for the long haul

The storm will come in waves, with the New York, Boston and Philadelphia areas seeing light snow Monday morning and heavier snow in the afternoon, CNN meteorologists say.

The really heavy snow will begin Monday night and continue through Tuesday. Some areas will still be getting snow Wednesday.

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said his force was well-prepared with a fleet of vehicles equipped with tire chains and more large SUVs capable of traversing snowy streets.

“We’re prepared, and we will have extra resources if necessary,” he said.

As elsewhere, New York officials urged residents to stock up for the storm ahead of time.

Many heeded the warnings and descended on stores like the King Kullen grocery in Valley Stream, Long Island, according to CNN affiliate WCBS. Some shoppers wondered if they were really prepared.

“I just got a call from my children’s school that it was going to be canceled for Tuesday as well, so now I’m thinking it’s bigger than I thought it was going to be,” Patti Peretti said.

Some New York groups are already looking out for the most vulnerable residents.

Dorot, a nonprofit in New York, collected 475 bags of food and water supplies for homebound seniors, WCBS reported.

“I think I’ll use some of this, especially the soup,” said Norma Amigo, 93, of the Upper West Side. “I will not go out if I think it’s slippery out, because I fell two weeks ago.”

New York state has at least 1,806 plows and more than 126,000 tons of salt to spray onto roads across the region.

The National Guard also was positioning six dozen personnel and 20 vehicles throughout the state Monday morning.

In Boston, New England Patriots fans saw their beloved football team off to the Super Bowl at a Monday morning celebration that wrapped up before the storm worsened.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said there was no doubt the city would be slammed, so a major effort now is making sure that people are safe. That includes checking on elderly residents and working to get homeless people off the streets and into shelters, he told CNN’s “New Day.”

“We have all the things we need to clean the city. It’s really just being prepared heading into the storm,” Walsh said.

“Our city has been through blizzards before, and I am confident we are prepared,” Walsh said earlier in a statement on the city website. The city has 700 pieces of snow-moving equipment and 35,000 tons of salt ready, he said.

Christine Carew, a sales associate at Charles Street Supply in Boston, said customers have been coming into the hardware store since it opened Sunday to grab sleds, shovels, ice melt and snow brushes.

“This is kind of typical,” she told CNN about Boston getting a lot of snow. “We’re more prepared for it. We know it’s going to happen.”

Tips to prepare for the storm

Government officials warned residents to fill up vehicle gas tanks, stock up on food, make sure they have enough heating fuel and to take other steps to prepare for the possibility of being stranded, possibly without power, for days.

Here are more tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

• Make a family communications plan in case you are separated from your loved ones during the height of the storm.

• Make sure to keep ventilation to the outdoors clear when using kerosene heaters.

• Put off travel. But if you have to go out, keep a disaster supplies kit in your car. It should include a shovel, windshield scraper, small broom, flashlight, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, food and water, matches, a change of clothes, a pocketknife, a first aid kit and blankets.

• Check antifreeze levels, battery condition, exhaust and other vehicle systems before venturing out.

• Stay inside as much as possible, stay dry when you do have to go outside, and watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia, including loss of feeling, uncontrollable shivering and disorientation.

Riding out the storm

On Plum Island, Massachusetts, Bob Connors said he’ll try to ride out the storm but will move to higher ground if things get dicey,according to CNN affiliate WHDH. A 2013 storm destroyed homes on the island.

“When you’re living on the edge of paradise like we are now, you give Mother Nature a lot of respect when we need to,” said Connors.

Philadelphia could get 5 to 9 inches of snow Monday and an additional 6 to 10 inches Tuesday, the National Weather Service says. The School District of Philadelphia has already announcedthat schools will be dismissed at noon Monday.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service upgraded its blizzard watch to a blizzard warning for the area from northern New Jersey through southern Connecticut, including New York City. Twenty to 30 inches of snow is possible, with winds gusting 55 to 65 mph.

Visibility will be a major problem, said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones.

“This is not one of those storms you want to go out in while it’s happening,” Jones said. “You want to wait for the winds to die down … before you go to the store.”

Tuesday is shaping up to be a day when the reality of the weather sets in.

One of the inevitable aftereffects of snow — flooding — will quickly become a problem.

There could be coastal flooding in Massachusetts starting early Tuesday, with pockets of major flooding on east-facing coastlines, the state emergency agency said.

“Plan to work from home is the best advice for Tuesday,” Jones said.

 

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Verizon’s “Supercookies” Raise Privacy Concerns

The New York Times, Monday, January 26, 2015 11:17 AM

The New York Times takes on mobile supercookies, which, unlike your average data-tracking cookie, can’t be easily erased. The computer codes that Verizon Wireless uses to tag and track the activity of its subscribers are particularly problematic, NYT reports. “The company’s customer codes … have troubled some data security and privacy experts who say Verizon has introduced a persistent, hidden tracking mechanism into apps and browsers that third parties could easily exploit.”

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Dear Egyptians: Happy January 25th. For What It’s Worth.

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Egypt’s government has cancelled its planned official commemoration of the January 25th Revolution in 2011. The reason: the seven-day mourning period announced after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Friday. The timing of the Saudi monarch’s demise can be seen as an ironic favor for the pro-revolutionary camp, since it thwarts President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s efforts to appropriate the legacy of the revolution to his own ends. In life, of course, King Abdullah was actually a great proponent of the pre-revolutionary status quo, and systematically sought to undermine the Arab Spring movements. He gave a home to Tunisia’s deposed dictator, actively supported Bahrain’s crackdown on its own protest movement, and bankrolled General Sisi’s brutal and reactionary administration from its first day.

The Sisi Administration has always had a conflicted relationship to January 25th. Sisi wouldn’t be where is today without the Tahrir Square uprising that overthrew Mubarak four years ago, and he claims much of his legitimacy from the revolution — despite the fact that new Egyptian president has restored quasi-military rule and many aspects of Mubarak-era autocracy. His alleged loyalty to the revolution is a crucial plank in his argument against those who see his accession to power as a coup. While January 25th 2011 is hailed by many around the world as the end of a despot, Sisi’s supporters see June 30, 2013 — the day the general overthrew the government of Mohamed Morsi — as its logical extension.

This week the Egyptian state chose to celebrate the occasion in the way it knows best: a few hours before Jan. 25, the police shot and killed Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, a socialist political activist who also happens to be the mother of a five-year old son. Sabbagh was part of a small march to place flowers on a memorial to the 2011 revolution in Tahrir Square. Security forces brutally dispersed the march even though it had been authorized by the proper authorities. Some have already dubbed Sabbagh “the Rose Martyr.” Her violent death was documented on video, and the images are as heartbreakingas you’d expect them to be. (The photo above shows a plainclothes security officer detaining a demonstrator yesterday at gunpoint.)

The police killed another young woman the day before — 17-year-old Sondos Reda Abu Bakrshot in the head and neck with birdshot as the police dispersed a pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest in Alexandria. The frail teenager was demanding justice for her aunt, who had been killed two months earlier. Activists quickly took to the web to post photos of Sabbagh and Abu Bakr under the title “Sisi, the Killer of Women.”

Today, limited protests around Cairo and other main cities have also been met with lethal violence. By the early afternoon, the ministry of health hadannounced 18 dead today, most clashes between protesters and uniformed or plain-clothed security forces. The actual toll is likely to be higher. 150 protesters were arrested.

The entire cycle seems absurd — and all too reminiscent of the period before 2011, when small protests, met with extreme violence, were the order of the day. The key difference today, however, is the attitude of the general public. Though once silently supportive, perhaps uttering a silent prayer for the protection of the brave protesters, large segments of the Egyptian population are now either indifferent to the protesters and their fate — or, more frighteningly, loudly approving of their killing. A cursory look at public statements by pro-regime media (some of whom were recently revealed to be receiving direct orders from the government on what to say and write) in the immediate aftermath of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh’s killing reveals a now-habitual pattern of denying state responsibility, usually by blaming some other culprit (either the Muslim Brotherhood or a fictional “third party”), then giving way to vitriolic celebration of the victims’ deaths, based on crude insinuations of criminal or subversive activity. The fact that this sort of state-sponsored defamation raises no eyebrows, and that no one dares to demand any sort of investigation (which would never happen anyway), is the new reality that we have to confront.

The dilemma facing pro-democracy Egyptians is that they feel a moral imperative to take a stand against state repression, officially sanctioned killing sprees, and a tragicomically unjust legal system. Emboldened by the recent memory of 2011, when mass protests led to change, the first impulse of the activists is to take to the streets, to chant, to make demands. At the same time, however, these killings and the corresponding culture of official impunity make it all too clear that the act of objecting is a potentially suicidal one, punishable by death or egregious prison sentences and police torture. The current limited protests are a manifestation of this cognitive dissonance, in which, for some, adherence to principles overrides the instinct for self-preservation. However one chooses to resolve this conflict, the courage of the protesters cannot be overstated.

The most heart-wrenching part of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh’s killing may be her last moments, which were recorded on video. As her husband carries her bleeding body through the narrow streets of downtown Cairo, frantically asking for help, for a ride to the hospital, for someone to hail a taxi for him, he is met with shrugs. People sitting at the café he walks past don’t get up to help. No car offers a ride. Finally he sets her down on a chair, helpless and tired, and caresses her hair.

The tragic metaphor is impossible to miss. The apathetic majority stares blankly at the dying embodiment of the ideals held by so many just a few years ago. Bystanders fail to lift a finger in assistance, preferring to watch life seep from her body rather than risk the chance that their tea might get cold.

For the past four years, the Egyptian masses have been so limited by short-term, myopic thinking that they’re willing to do anything — perhaps even to sacrifice their own future — for the sake of that warm cup of tea. Entrusting their destiny to a despot may serve to maintain this illusive “stability” that is constantly being promised, but in the long term, few of them, aside from members of the regime’s inner circle, will emerge victorious. Eventually almost everyone will suffer from systemic injustice, or at the very least from the mismanagement of state affairs by an unaccountable regime.

For all these reasons, this January 25th, despite its heartening associations, is hardly a day to celebrate. As political scientist Timothy Kaldas wrote: “Egypt should be in a state of mourning, but not for a foreign king who beheads his people. It should be in a state of mourning for Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, and the thousands like her who were murdered during their struggle for freedom.”

Happy January 25th. For what it’s worth.

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Media Asset Management | Streamline

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Streamline Overview

Streamline is Ross Video’s own Media Asset Management system developed on a web server platform which provides a complete asset management workflow from the order process to final approval. Media content producers and content creators can utilize their favorite web browser on any platform to browse, manage, order, upload or download assets with Streamline.

Uniquely integrated into Ross Video workflow tools, Streamline has been designed from the ground up for seamless integration with Ross’ ground breaking XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System as well as the Ross Inception News Room system. Inception Newsroom users can browse and order assets from within Inception, using the integrated Streamline user interface. XPression newsroom users are able to fulfill templates by drag-and-drop of existing assets in Streamline or using the Streamline New Asset Order form to request new assets.

Streamline promotes a self-service workflow, where storytellers in the dark corners of the newsrooms, edit bays and even out in the field can finally be empowered to best tell their own story by utilizing assets that are now cataloged, searchable and available for everyone to share.

Streamline helps to increase the value of every asset owned by your organization simply by raising the utilization of it. Assets uploaded to Streamline are immediately accessible, searchable and may be downloaded by users in any department. Simple and advanced search tools provide the ability to find the right asset using any of the associated metadata.

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The power of personalised viewing

,  Editor, 26 January 2015

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Consumption of online video is significantly enhanced by a personalised user experience, IRIS.TV has reported. The in-player video recommendation engine has found that its Adaptive StreamTM video delivery technology, has increased video consumption by 50 per cent across all its clients.

IRIS.TV clients can integrate Adaptive StreamTM in video players and mobile apps to deliver relevant streams of video to their viewers. Viewers’ feedback is captured in real time through interactive buttons, allowing the stream to adapt to the changing preferences.

Viewers tend to watch a video and bounce to another site or app, though when they are presented with a stream of recommended videos, they tend to watch four to five times as much content, the company claimed. These findings indicate that value may not only lie in reducing the bounce of unique views, but in extending the viewing experience of retained audiences.

“At IRIS.TV, we have carefully constructed the most dynamic viewing experience to date, allowing users to enhance content consumption and maximise video view inventory for its content publishers. Much like programmatic ad tech has revolutionised the advertising space, IRIS.TV is bringing the future of TV to the present by optimising the delivery of single video assets to users. These results prove that users will increase their consumption when personally relevant content is delivered to them,” commented IRIS.TV COO, Richie Hyden.

Based on IRIS.TV’s current and past data analysis, personalisation and average revenue per user (ARPU) are positively correlated. This supports the notion that customising online video content will improve a company’s overall revenue by keeping users watching more, watching longer, and watching often. The company also reported the positive impact personalisation and recommendation engines have on long-tail content discovery: by recommending the most relevant videos regardless of how old they are, IRIS.TV said it has increased the value of the entire video library. This means videos added to the library months ago can still have a high view rate, essentially extending the lifespan of long-tail content.

Increasing consumption by 50 per cent is significant for the entire online video industry, from advertisers, to publishers and content owners, as real time personalisation is important for achieving longer engagement times and higher revenues.

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Obama on Russia: ‘Large countries don’t bully smaller countries’

Updated 1752 GMT (0152 HKT) January 25, 2015

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The military option is out, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but the U.S. will be looking at all other options to “ratchet up the pressure on Russia” on the issue of Ukraine.

“We have no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shambles. We have a profound interest, as I believe every country does, in promoting a core principle, which is: Large countries don’t bully smaller countries,” Obama told reporters.

Speaking in New Delhi after a lengthy flight on Air Force One, Obama said Sunday he will “look at all the additional options that are available to us short of military confrontation.”

On Monday, Obama will be the first U.S. leader to headline India’s annual Republic Day parade, a colorful military spectacle featuring marching bands, dancing and lots of heavy machinery rolling down the stately Rajpath Boulevard.

The parade will be a reminder of the decades of sometimes-tense relations between India and the U.S. A military demonstration at heart, the vehicles and equipment parading before Obama will be mostly Russian-made, a vestige of India’s stance during the Cold War.

Russia remains India’s largest supplier of weapons, and while their share is steadily decreasing, Russian military imports still amount to three-quarters of India’s stockpile.

With U.S.-Russia relations worsening to Cold War levels, Obama hopes to balance Moscow’s influence in India during his visit this week.

His visit comes a day after city officials in Mariupol, Ukraine, said shelling in southeastern Ukraine killed at least 30 people, including two children.

Another 102 people were injured, at least 75 of whom needed hospital treatment, and many suffered shrapnel injuries, Mariupol City Council said.

Pro-Russian separatists are blamed for the attack on residential areas in the port city, Donetsk regional police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said on his Facebook page.

Monitors with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said they conducted a crater analysis which showed the use of Grad and Uragan rockets that likely originated from areas controlled by the pro-Russian rebel group Donetsk People’s Republic.

The shelling comes amid a surge in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed Ukraine and Syria during a phone call, the State Department said.

“On Ukraine, the Secretary reiterated our condemnation of the separatists’ grad missile attack on civilians in Mariupol … and other separatist attacks,” a statement said. “The Secretary reiterated the need for an immediate resumption of the ceasefire, a withdrawal of heavy weapons, and closing the border.

“He also underscored U.S. readiness to participate in serious settlement efforts, making clear that deescalation is in everyone’s interests, that Russia will be judged by its actions, and that the costs to Russia will only increase if attacks continue.”

Kerry has previously warned of increased international pressure on Russia.

“We call on Russia to end its support for separatists immediately, close the international border with Ukraine, and withdraw all weapons, fighters and financial backing,” Kerry said in a statement Saturday.

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday.

They “expressed grave concern over Russia’s blatant disregard for its commitments under the September Minsk agreement and unilateral escalation of the conflict,” the White House said.

Thousands have been killed since the conflict broke out in the spring of last year. A ceasefire agreed to in September in Minsk, Belarus, crumbled long ago.

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Greece ‘leaves behind the austerity that ruined it,’ party leader vows after vote

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(CNN)The firebrand leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza party appeared to be bracing for a bigger battle as he declared victory in Sunday’s election.

Now that his party has apparently won the support of his country’s voters, Alexis Tsipras has another fight in front of him: making good on his campaign promise to renegotiate the terms of Greece’s bailout.

“We are regaining our lost dignity … Now that we are heard by all of Europe, we will fight with the same passion, the same confidence,” Tsipras told cheering supporters. “So let’s go and let’s all continue this beautiful and tough fight.”

With more than 70% of votes counted, Syriza was officially projected to win at least 149 seats in the 300-seat Parliament.

Exit polls also placed the party in the lead. But analysts cautioned that it was still too close to call whether Syriza would win a majority of seats — a key step that would allow the party to govern without forming a coalition government.

Tsipras, 40, who could become Greece’s next prime minister, also vowed to end austerity measures.

“Greece leaves behind the austerity that ruined it, leaves behind the fear, leaves behind five years of humiliation, and Greece moves forward with optimism and hope and dignity,” he told the crowd.

Syriza’s pledges to try to get some of Greece’s colossal debt written off and roll back unpopular austerity measures appealed to exasperated members of the electorate — even if they potentially jeopardize Greece’s place in the eurozone. The election could lead to a dramatic showdown with the debt-laden nation’s lenders.

“That is a gamble that people in Greece seem to be prepared to take at this point, simply because the terms of its bailout have been so severe,” Greek journalist Elinda Labropoulou told CNN on Sunday.

One of those people willing to take the risk is Eleni Antoniou, a former public sector employee.

“People went bankrupt since we entered the bailout, poverty is visible across society, and I believe that hope is coming with Syriza’s program, not only for Greece, but for all of Europe,” she said ahead of the election.

Outgoing prime minister: My conscience is clear

The austerity imposed by Greece’s international creditors has cut deep. Unemployment has soared to 28%, and many people who still have jobs have seen drastic decreases in wages, pensions frozen and the retirement age pushed back.

The governing New Democracy party had pointed to recent improvements in economic indicators as signs things were getting better.

After conceding defeat Sunday, outgoing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said his conscience was clear.

“I got a country on the verge of ruin. I was asked to try and save it, and I did it,” he said. “Most people did not believe we could stand strong, but we did.”

Now, he said, Greece is secure and “slowly walking away from the crisis.”

“And more than anything,” he said, “I give back a country that is a member of the European parliament and the euro.”

‘Not the future of austerity’

In his victory speech Sunday, Tsipras noted that Greece’s election could have an impact far beyond his country’s borders.

“Our victory is, at the same time, it’s a victory for all the people of Europe that are fighting against austerity that’s ruining the common European future,” he said.

His message is one that has resonated in other southern European countries under the restrictions of international bailouts.

Syriza’s victory could boost other populist parties, like Beppe Grillo’s anti-euro Five Star Movement in Italy and the Podemos Movement in Spain.

But it’s unclear how its plans to renegotiate the bailout would play out.

Is Alexis Tsipras man of the moment?

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If You Want A Rabbit To Deliver Beer, Just Build Him A Cart

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Wallace has only now realized his full potential as a one-bunny beer delivery system.

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NAMM 2015: 30th annual TEC Awards winners revealed

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26 January 2015: By Matthew Fellows

Recording, audio and music industry professionals from all over the world geathered to honour excellence in sound technology and creativity on Saturday (24 January) at the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards.

Featuring 30 creative and technical achievement categories, the awards are held each year during the NAMM Show.

“The people and products that were nominated at this year’s TEC Awards, especially on this milestone 30th anniversary, deserve our respect and admiration,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And those select few who have gone home with a coveted TEC Award have set a high bar for the industry. These are the tools and sounds that will shape the music we will be listening to for years to come.”

Everything from wireless technology to software was recognised in the evening’s technical achievement categories. Native Instruments’ Razor 1.5 instrument software nabbed the top spot for Musical Instrument Software, while Shure’s GLXD6 guitar pedal receiver with Tuner edged out competitors in Wireless Technology. Other winners in technical achievement include DPA Microphones’ d:screet Necklace, honoured for Sound Reinforcement.

Bassist Nathan East and engineer Ed Cherney were inducted into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame, while iconic guitarist Slash received the evening’s highest honour, the Les Paul Award. The award recognises individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology.

Technical Achievement

Ancillary Equipment – API 505 DI 500-Series DI Module

Audio Apps for Smartphones and Tablets – PreSonus Capture for iPad

Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones and Tablets – Apogee MiC 96k

Microphone Preamplifiers – Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052

Studio Monitors – Genelec 8010

Recording Devices – Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

Musical Instrument Amplification and Effects – Line 6 POD HD Pro X

Amplification Hardware – Studio and Sound Reinforcement – Grace Design m920 Monitoring System

Computer Audio Hardware – Universal Audio Apollo Twin

Musical Instrument Hardware – Nord Lead A1

Musical Instrument Software – Native Instruments Razor 1.5

Signal Processing Hardware – Dangerous Music ‘The Dangerous Compressor’

Signal Processing Hardware (500-Series modules) – Rupert Neve Designs 551 EQ

Signal Processing Software – iZotope RX3 Audio Repair Suite

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers – Meyer Sound LYON

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement – DPA Microphones d:screet Necklace

Microphones – Recording – Neumann TLM 107

Headphone/Earpiece Technology – AKG K812 Headphones

Wireless Technology – Shure GLXD6 Guitar Pedal Receiver with Tuner

Workstation Technology – Steinberg Cubase 7.5

Small Format Console Technology – Solid State Logic Matrix 2

Large Format Console Technology – API ‘The Box’

Creative Achievement

Record Production – Single or Track – Happy, Pharrell Williams

Record Production – Album – Lazaretto, Jack White

Tour – Event Sound Production – Sting and Paul Simon: On Stage Tour

Remote Production – Recording or Broadcast – 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Film Sound Production – Gravity

Television Sound Production – Game of Thrones

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production – Call of Duty: Ghosts

Studio Design Project – Berklee College of Music, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

Picture: Meyer Sound’s LYON system

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The Modern Archer Who Can Fire Three Arrows In 0.6 Seconds


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Lars Andersen is a master of the bow. Besides incredible speed, he can jump, catch an arrow in the air and fire it back before landing. Watch your back, Legolas. (He fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds at 5:15 into the video, but trust us, the rest is worth a watch).

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