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Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting

Yahoo Sports Launches New Fantasy App With Mobile Drafting

Yahoo announced that it has launched its new 2013 Fantasy Sports app today, which brings a new design, and new features to the experience.

One of the big new improvements is that it now features mobile drafting, which many will find tremendously helpful. It’s a lot of pressure to be at a computer during draft time.

 

“Managers can now sign up, draft a team and win their league championship from their iOS and Android device thanks to new technology incorporated by Bignoggins Production, Loki Studios and the Yahoo! Sports mobile team,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. “The app also now features mock drafting, to help fans prepare and get an edge on the competition.”

Yahoo announced its acquisition of Bignoggins just a few weeks ago. They haven’t wasted any time.

“And starting with football, for the first time ever, all of Yahoo! Sports Fantasy games will live under one mobile roof – the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy app – including basketball, hockey and baseball,” the spokesperson adds.

According to Yahoo, the new app is faster than previous experiences. It also has free notifications.

The app is available for iOS and Android.

OpenMP 4.0 Specifications Released

OpenMP 4.0 Specifications Released

The OpenMP 4.0 API Specification is released with Significant New Standard Features

The OpenMP 4.0 API supports the programming of accelerators, SIMD programming, and better optimization using thread affinity

The OpenMP Consortium has released OpenMP API 4.0, a major upgrade of the OpenMP API standard language specifications. Besides several major enhancements, this release provides a new mechanism to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device.

Bronis R. de Supinski, Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee, stated that “OpenMP 4.0 API is a major advance that adds two new forms of parallelism in the form of device constructs and SIMD constructs. It also includes several significant extensions for the loop-based and task-based forms of parallelism already supported in the OpenMP 3.1 API.

The 4.0 specification is now available on the 

Standard for parallel programming extends its reach

With this release, the OpenMP API specifications, the de-facto standard for parallel programming on shared memory systems, continues to extend its reach beyond pure HPC to include DSPs, real time systems, and accelerators. The OpenMP API aims to provide high-level parallel language support for a wide range of applications, from automotive and aeronautics to biotech, automation, robotics and financial analysis.

New features in the OpenMP 4.0 API include:

· Support for accelerators. The OpenMP 4.0 API specification effort included significant participation by all the major vendors in order to support a wide variety of compute devices. OpenMP API provides mechanisms to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device. Several prototypes for the accelerator proposal have already been implemented.

· SIMD constructs to vectorize both serial as well as parallelized loops. With the advent of SIMD units in all major processor chips, portable support for accessing them is essential. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to describe when multiple iterations of the loop can be executed concurrently using SIMD instructions and to describe how to create versions of functions that can be invoked across SIMD lanes.

· Error handling. OpenMP 4.0 API defines error handling capabilities to improve the resiliency and stability of OpenMP applications in the presence of system-level, runtime-level, and user-defined errors. Features to abort parallel OpenMP execution cleanly have been defined, based on conditional cancellation and user-defined cancellation points.

· Thread affinity. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to define where to execute OpenMP threads. Platform-specific data and algorithm-specific properties are separated, offering a deterministic behavior and simplicity in use. The advantages for the user are better locality, less false sharing and more memory bandwidth.

· Tasking extensions. OpenMP 4.0 API provides several extensions to its task-based parallelism support. Tasks can be grouped to support deep task synchronization and task groups can be aborted to reflect completion of cooperative tasking activities such as search. Task-to-task synchronization is now supported through the specification of task dependency.

· Support for Fortran 2003. The Fortran 2003 standard adds many modern computer language features. Having these features in the specification allows users to parallelize Fortran 2003 compliant programs. This includes interoperability of Fortran and C, which is one of the most popular features in Fortran 2003.

· User-defined reductions. Previously, OpenMP API only supported reductions with base language operators and intrinsic procedures. With OpenMP 4.0 API, user-defined reductions are now also supported.

· Sequentially consistent atomics. A clause has been added to allow a programmer to enforce sequential consistency when a specific storage location is accessed atomically.

This represents collaborative work by many of the brightest in industry, research, and academia, building on the consensus of 26 members. We strive to deliver high-level parallelism that is portable across 3 widely-implemented common General Purpose languages, productive for HPC and consumers, and delivers highly competitive performance. I want to congratulate all the members for coming together to create such a momentous advancement in parallel programming, under such tight constraints and industry challenges.
With this release, the OpenMP API will move immediately forward to the next release to bring even more usable parallelism to everyone.
 – Michael Wong, CEO OpenMP ARB.

Chinese Checkers-the Most Addictive Online Game

Chinese Checkers-the Most Addictive Online Game

Chinese Checkers is among the most widely played online games and the thrill of this game is unparalleled. This game is meant for people of all ages and it is not just a mental booster but a great stress reliever. After an exhausting day, it certainly is one of the best means of entertainment. Parents who fear their children learning some violence from some online games must persuade their little ones towards this game. It is free from any violence and would help them to develop reasoning skills too.

This game has achieved wide acclaims from players all over the world. The instruction of playing Chinese checkers game is absolutely childs play and one can understand it just by going through them once. You have the option of either playing against the computer or playing against various players from different parts of the world. This game involves marbles and a board and the trick of this game lies in placing the marbles on the right position. The board has a check pattern with each small check sufficient to hold a marble in.

Most players love to play against the computer and if you intend to do so you would have to first choose you players who would play on your behalf. You can select minimum two players and maximum six players. After selecting you players you would be instructed to select the colors for your players. You have the option to choose from colors like purple, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow and red. Now you are done with the selection procedure and its time to commence the game. The computer will have a different color since it is your opponent in the game.

You would be supplied with the marbles and to begin you would have to place the marbles on the desired hole. This can be possible if you drag the pointer of the mouse towards the apex of the gap on the board. Once you reach the desired gap you must release the mouse and the marble will automatically occupy the desired position. After playing your turn, the avatar will get a chance and you would have to patiently wait for your turn. It is important to be logical and not just keep placing the marbles anywhere you please. It is available mostly for free and this feature makes this Chinese checkers game even more desirable and exciting.

Lawn Games Reviewed – Scooby’s Lawn-Mowing Challenge and Get Off My Lawn

Lawn Games Reviewed – Scooby’s Lawn-Mowing Challenge and Get Off My Lawn

Regular mowing is necessary to keep the lawn clean and the grass healthy. Lawn mowing though is a grueling and tiring task thus finishing the work has become challenging. This slow and tiresome task can be interesting if turned into a fun family activity. Lawn mower games are good opportunities to spend quality time with the family and to establish rapport with the children. With lawn mowing games, the outdoor task is turned into an exciting activity. These actual lawn-mowing games give rise to the development of a variety of online lawn mowing games. Parents have encouraged children to perform the menial task of lawn mowing by getting them interested to play online lawn mowing games. The otherwise boring task of lawn mowing is turned into hours of enjoyable playtime that develops the gamer’s cognitive and motor skills.

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Scooby’s Lawn-Mowing Challenge
Practice-practice-practice! Practice is necessary to get the level of accuracy necessary to advance to the next level. Mowing the lawn is a chore that does not really require special skills. However, a high level of accuracy is required in Scooby’s Lawn-Mowing Challenge. Using the space bar, the player has to direct lawn mower riding Scooby when to cut the grass. The challenge in this virtual lawn mowing games lies on the need to cut the grass following the prescribed pattern shown at the start of each level. Timing is very important in this virtual lawn mowing game. For every level the player is only given one chance to complete the pattern. Game is over if the percentage of accuracy is not met. However, 90% accuracy is rewarded with a bonus.

The game is interesting and challenging enough to warrant hours of playtime. Players would have the goal of perfecting the timing given that failure means going back to round 1.

Get Off My Lawn
Hot Air Raccoon’s Get Off My Lawn is a winner! This game has an interesting storyline. With his non-regulation lawn mower, Blue Mollet keeps his small lawn beautiful. However, no grass cutting is done. The lawn mower’s razor sharp steel blades are used to keep other mollets from ruining the lawn. Keeping the mischief making mollets at bay is no mean task. An army of blobs are hell bent on causing destruction. Fortunately, directing the path of the mower with the mouse is easy. Power ups can cause immense damage to the enemies. Tips are very helpful in winning the game. The player can choose from normal and expert mode. Cash that is earned whenever enemies are killed can be used to buy upgrades.

Get Off My Lawn promises hours of entertaining playtime. The desire to earn all the trophies will entice players to kill as many blob enemies as possible. Fun facts are outstanding feature of this game.

Games That Girls Love – Fashion Games

Games That Girls Love – Fashion Games

I bet that every time your kid is having friends for sleepover you are wondering how to keep them entertained? Luckily, there are a few things that you can do about that, like dress up games – One idea for girl fashion games is to play Barbie fashion games. These games are lots of fun for younger girls who enjoy playing with Barbies still. You could get a few pieces of different colored material, have the girls sketch out, and design their own clothing for the Barbie. – If they are very young, make sure you are the one using the scissors and taking care of the dangerous parts of the game. No child should have scissors and that is just an accident waiting to happen. – Another Barbie fashion game is to dress each doll in a top or bottom and then have each child choose what piece of clothing and which accessories they think would work best with that look. It forces them to think quickly and come up with stylish ideas on the spot. – This is the perfect game for any young girls who are thinking of working towards a career in the world of fashion. – For older girls, try playing games with some of their favorite celebrities. Buy a couple fashion or style magazines and have the girls look through them and guess – without peeking at the text – who is wearing what. – They should be able to tell which designer’s have designed the different outfits and best of all this will help them study up on the different designers and style trends. You keep things fun by having modern magazines with their favorite celebs. – Use the Internet to your advantage and find online fashion games. Browse through different sites and see what you can come up with. – The Internet offers tons of fresh, fun ideas for girls of all ages and different games you can play to help them learn more about fashion. Whether they are steering towards a career in fashion or you just want them to have a little fun, this is the perfect way to get girls involved in style and fashion. – If you are hosting a children’s party, what better way to get them excited and having fun than by playing games? All the girls will love it and you will be the coolest mom ever. Best of all, the supplies for all these games are minute and very inexpensive so you will not break the bank. If you want to see what fashion games look like – visit dressup24h.com, a place for girl games

iOS Beta 7 Is Software The Most High adoption rate

iOS Beta 7 Is Software The Most High adoption rate

Onswipe, mobile publishing company presenting interesting data related to IOS 7. As news is that we have quoted from TechCrunch, it turns out, iOS 7 beta is a beta version of iOS is the most popular so far.

This was revealed after they find out that 0.46% explorers on their sites using the iOS beta 7. This figure is much higher than the figures obtained from the iOS 6 years ago which was only 0:25%.

The takeaways from Onswipe, According to CEO Jason Baptiste, are that developers are around twice as excited about iOS 7 as they were about iOS 6, and that they’re spending more time getting ready for the big changes coming in the new version of Apple’s mobile OS in order to have everything nice and tidy for the consumer launch this coming fall.
Also note also iPhone users surf in Onswipe with iOS 7 is as much as 0.77%, while iPad users 0:28%. When compared to when iOS 6 beta last year just as much as iPhone users 0:19%, with iPad users are at 0:38%.

Previously, Apple released iOS beta 7 for developers widely registered on June 10, the last. And the release of iOS 7 beta 2 yesterday, Apple finally include support for the iPad. iOS beta 7 3 rumored release date July 8, 2013.

Warfare Games

Warfare Games

Xbox, Wii and ps2 games use war themes as one of their top sellers. War games are challenging to play with yourself or friends in an online version.
They put you in play against the enemy. You can team up with friends and take on an opponent in these types of games. A warfare game teaches great hand eye coordination and games like call of duty challenges your basic instinct to survive. You can play ‘medal of honour’ for hours on end and still be entertained.
The Xbox uses a controller that can be hard wired or wireless. A wireless controller used while gaming can make it easier to control your character. The Wii uses special controllers that mimic your own movements. Some players like to use hand held push button controllers while others prefer to use controllers shaped in the weapon they are using in the depending on the task in hand. With many hours of practice, players move up ranks so they are equally challenged when they battle each other.
People that play games that depict war and fighting have many weapons to choose from. Many weapons used in modern day warfare as well as weapons used in the past can be unlocked so you can use them. The higher level you achieve in some ps2 games, wii games, and xbox games give you a greater selection of weapons. From knives, swords, and a wide selection of guns the games always change and offer new challenges. Guns in these battles range from handguns to machine guns. In warfare games handguns can range from revolvers to fully automatic and everything in between. Long guns come in many calibers and gauges. They can also be fully automatic or single shots.
Games like call of duty and medal of honour have challenging maps where you take part in the battle. In online versions you can unlock new maps at certain levels. Some xbox games, wii games, and ps2 games have new maps you can purchase. You never have to get board with a game as the company is always making new challenges and advancements. With new maps, everyday playing can be a whole new experience.
Adults and children play games together on many systems. These war games offer interest from many ages. Playing warfare games can make a person of any age a worthy adversary. Experience and hand eye coordination can make you a champ when you play games like this. These new games have taken place of the board games played in years past. Now if you want to play games with your kids you have to learn to use a controller. War games are the new rage of young men and boys.

Twitter Yields 25,300 Tweets ‘Royal Baby’ per Minute

Twitter Yields 25,300 Tweets ‘Royal Baby’ per Minute

London – Twitter flooded with tweets about the birth of the couple’s first child Prince William-Kate Middleton. These social media platforms stating royal baby be a global trending topic with 25,300 tweets per minute.

Peak in the global conversation on Twitter came in at 20:37 am London time, a few minutes after the official announcement of the birth holds a couple Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Since Monday night, more than 2 million people mention news of the birth of her baby’s future king on Twitter.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the number of royal baby tweet tweet beat 120 thousand while Andy Murray won the prestigious Wimbledon tennis match.

Residents Twitter using the hastag specifically to associate with the royal birth. Generally, they use a hashtag like # RoyalBaby, # RoyalBabyBoy, and # RoyalBabyWatch.

According to a statement Twitter, since Middleton entered the hospital Monday morning with Prince William at her side, the hashtag # RoyalBaby itself has been used more than 900 thousand times on Twitter on Monday night. Tweet about royal baby news sent from all over the world, with the highest volume of conversation coming from the United States, Britain, Canada, France, and Italy.

Play Rugby Games Via the Internet

Play Rugby Games Via the Internet

Rugby is known as a style of football game which came from Rugby School within the UK. This is one of the oldest games all over the world and is considered older than soccer. When people hear the word rugby, they immediately think of American football, these two games aren’t the same. In rugby the principles differ from American football. A rugby pitch is what you call the field in rugby. There are two in-goal areas and there are 2 lines which are present around the side of the rugby pitch.

If you need to play rugby as often as possible, you will find numerous games online. All you must do is type in “rugby games” on your preferred search engines like google and yahoo and a list of websites are going to be provided for you. You can choose from rugby match games and rugby kicking games. You can even play rugby as your preferred player or celebrity or you’ll be able to own your team and compete against popular rugby teams. If you’re tired of playing a match, you will find memory games that are available too. You can match pictures of players to their achievements or profile. Also, you could match two pictures of the same player to reveal a fantastic action shot. Exciting isn’t it?

Rugby fantasy games are interesting to play. For the rugby enthusiasts, they can compete with other people online. They can include different players on their list and the points on these players will rely on how they perform in real life. On a weekly basis, these points are awarded. A number of players could be involved and there is a restriction on the number of players that could be bought or sold. Their values will depend upon how they performed the previous year. His price will increase if he becomes a well known player during the game.

Since you aren’t playing against a computer but with real people, then this can be a fun game. You read on this online if you have an interest to try out this game.

Play free rugby games. Enjoy rugby match games online.

A Guide to Casinos in the Philippines

A Guide to Casinos in the Philippines

The casino sector in the Philippines is one of the fastest-growing parts of the Filipino economy. Philippines casinos are popular with locals, but it is tourists who increasingly form the mainstay of most casinos’ clientele. Traditionally, most casinos in the Philippines have been licensed through a state-run company called PAGCOR, but recent liberalization of the rules has allowed private firms to open up casino ventures of their own, encouraged by the growing popularity of gambling in the country.

The largest concentration of Philippines casinos can be found, unsurprisingly, in the capital of the Philippines, Manila. Manila casinos are the biggest and most popular in the country, attracting thousands of visitors every year, many of them travelers from abroad. The capital is very popular with tourists from neighboring East Asian countries, but also further afield, including the USA and Europe. Consequently, casinos are a natural magnet for visitors wanting to relax in what can sometimes be a very crowded and busy city, with a varied and thriving nightlife scene. Manila casinos are famous for their relaxed ambience, and socializing is viewed as being almost as important as gambling. The pace of the games is often quite slow, which acts as a welcome antidote to the frenzied pace of city life.

One of the most popular Philippines casinos was the PAGCOR-owned Subic Bay Legend, situated at Subic Bay north of Manila, on the site of a former US Naval base, but the casino was closed in May 2006. However, there is another casino in the Subic Bay development called the Diamond, with tentative plans to create further casinos in the area. Casino development is further encouraged by the positive business conditions in the Philippines, a cheaper place to do business than alternative countries such as Macao and Japan, and the more relaxed rules on casino ownership in areas like Subic Bay, which have “Special Economic Zone” status to encourage investment.

In addition to these developments, there are several casinos further afield in the Philippines, including the islands of Cebu and Davao. The PanAsia Poker Tour has also hosted its first event in a Philippines casino, the Philippines Open, which is open to poker players from around the world and is held at the Airport Casino Filipino. Philippines casinos are a growing part of the Filipino tourist scene, and they provide an increasingly attractive alternative to casinos in other East Asian countries.

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