On February 20, 2013, Sony held a live “See the Future” PlayStation event in New York to unveil its latest innovative console: the PlayStation 4. Andrew House, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment at the time, promised the new console would create "experiences that surpass gamers' wildest expectations” while lead system architect, Mark Cerny, promised the explained the lucrative hardware’s goal was “freeing developers from technological barriers”.Well it’s now six years later, to the day, and the PS4 has cemented its place in gaming history – fulfilling the promises Sony made all those years ago.In celebration of the sixth anniversary of the PS4’s announcement, we’ve picked our six favorite PS4 games – one from each year since the console’s release in 2013 – that we feel truly pushed the console’s capabilities. It wasn’t easy, and there were a lot of disagreements. So take a walk … [Read more...] about Happy birthday PlayStation 4: the best games from each of its 6 years
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Today marks 15 years since the service then known as TheFacebook was launched. This could be the time to trot out a list of all of Facebook’s accomplishments. But as the company reaches its teenage years, the most important thing is not what Facebook has accomplished, but how the environment it’s operating in has changed. Facebook’s next 15 years are going to look very different than its first 15, because it’s no longer a scrappy startup, but one of the largest communication platforms in the world. The world no longer looks at companies like Facebook that let you connect with anyone anywhere in the world with amazement. Instead, they wonder with a sense of dread how they might turn their family and friends into conspiracy theorists, or how long it will be before trolls bombard them with hate speech. Five years ago, the last time Facebook had a significant birthday, the company had proven to Wall Street that it was successfully transitioning to mobile, after … [Read more...] about Facebook’s 15th birthday is clouded by controversies and concerns
FORTY years ago young west Belfast woman Marita Marron was crowned Rose of Tralee. The then 20-year-old had recently returned from Sweden, where she had worked as an au pair for two years, and had secured a job working in the civil service in Newtownards, when a neighbour knocked on her door with an application form for the Rose of Tralee. In the summer of that year, 1979, Marita was "shocked" when she became the third Belfast Rose to be crowned the Rose of Tralee, following in the footsteps of Therese Gillespie in 1965 and Veronica McCambridge in 1973. The mother-of-six, whose married name is Staunton, recently relived her time as a Rose, at the Diamond Jubliee Rose of Tralee launch in Dublin. There she joined winners from the past six decades, including current Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher and the inaugural winner in 1959, Alice O'Sullivan. The idea for the Rose of Tralee International Festival came about when a group of local business people met in Harty's bar, Tralee to … [Read more...] about Belfast Rose of Tralee is still blooming 40 years on as festival celebrates 60th birthday
Aron Heller, Associated Press Updated 2:25 am PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 photo, Holocaust survivor Cipora Feivlovich gives an interview to The Associated Press at her house in Jerusalem. As the world commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, death camp survivor Feivlovich marks her own personal milestone as she turns 92. She’s spent her most recent birthdays recounting to audiences in Israel and Germany her harrowing experiences in the infamous camp, where her parents, brother and best friends all perished. less In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 photo, Holocaust survivor Cipora Feivlovich gives an interview to The Associated Press at her house in Jerusalem. As the world commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of ... more Photo: Sebastian Scheiner, AP … [Read more...] about Israeli Holocaust survivor remembers Auschwitz on birthday
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?