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01
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Park District Rolls Out October Programming in Deerfield

DEERFIELD, IL — It will be an October like no other as most months in 2020 have been. Despite the limitations put on programming due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Deerfield Park District still has some events planned.

BOO! In A Bag

The Deerfield Park District has everything your little ones will need to celebrate and enjoy a fun, safe and festive Halloween at home. Each BOO in a Bag includes:

  • Halloween Treats
  • Spooky Crafts
  • Recipes and Activities
  • Fun and Safe Halloween Toys

BOO Bags are $10 and went on sale Thursday. Bags can be purchased at the Jewett Park Community Center front desk between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bags will be available for purchase through Oct. 23.


School’s Out

Join the park district for a day of supervised fun between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Jewett Park Community Center. Children will participate in a variety of activities including games, arts & crafts, and much more! Please send your child with a sack lunch and a refillable water bottle. All safety guidelines outlined by the CDC, DCEO, and IDPH will be followed.


Halloween Family Fun Fest
Join the park district for an afternoon of Halloween fun between 2-2:45 p.m. Oct. 24 featuring balloon twisters, Halloween themed arts and crafts, airbrush tattoos and prepackaged Halloween treats!

It’s not too late to join! Susie Mason brings her warm teaching style to this virtual drawing class. Students will be able to be creative and draw their own subject matter while receiving feedback and instruction from the instructor. Students must provide their own materials.


Magic Class

Learn fascinating card, rope, coin, mind-reading, and other tricks from a professional magician. Amaze family and friends! Children are grouped by age and taught age appropriate tricks. All materials provided. Each child takes home

30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Twitch Rolls Out Soundtrack Beta To Give Streamers Rights-Cleared Music

Licensed music has been an issue for many streamers in the past, with takedown notices coming from rights holders and making certain games complicated to stream or post videos of. It’s made streaming games with big licensed soundtracks, like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, difficult. Twitch is testing a solution to this issue, an app called Soundtrack By Twitch that will allow streamers to play license-cleared music in their streams.

In a blog post, Twitch has detailed Soundtrack, which has an interface very similar to Spotify. “Soundtrack gives you a curated collection of rights-cleared music and integrates with your streaming software to separate your audio sources, allowing you to keep your channel safe while you create compelling content and grow as a creator,” the post says.

Artists currently available, according to the blog, include Above & Beyond, mxmtoon, Porter Robinson, RAC, SwuM, “and many more”. Claude Von Stroke, Cloudchord, Chrome Sparks, and Tia Nomore are also listed on the Soundtrack website.

The current beta is compatible with OBS Studio v26.0 or later, and compatibility with Twitch Studio and Streamlabs OBS is planned. Streamers can join a waitlist now, and invites to the program will be sent out over email.

This is an issue that streaming platforms seem to be increasingly aware of–Facebook Gaming also recently licensed a bunch of music for streamers. Microsoft, meanwhile, closed down its streaming service Mixer earlier this year.

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30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Google unveils latest Pixel phone, rolls out new TV service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.

The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. Google also used a half-hour showcase streamed online to introduce a $99 speaker that it says has better acoustics for playing music than the cheaper ones it has been selling primarily as a command center for its voice-activated assistant.

Google’s latest smartphone represents the fifth generation of a device that was supposed to prove the Mountain View, California, company can make hardware as well as it does software after the brand made its 2016 debut.

Although Google’s software is used by billions of people on their smartphones, its Pixel phones have barely made dent in the market. Sales have been disappointing despite mostly positive reviews, especially for camera technology that has prompted Apple to introduce similar features in iPhones.


Google has sold a total of 19 million Pixel phones so far, including just 3 million of the last model released a year ago, based on estimates from the research firm International Data Corp. By comparison, Apple sold twice as many iPhones in just three months — April to June — during the middle of a pandemic when millions of people were stuck at home, based on IDC’s estimates.

The company is trying to turn the tide with the Pixel 5, which offers a few new twists, including the ability to work with the new ultra-fast wireless networks called 5G that are still being built. The new phone also will boast several new camera features, including a tool for taking portraits in low lighting and a wide-angle