The in-store events are like experiential event marketing for an event. Barnes & Noble, after all, is Maker Media’s top seller of Make:. More than 10,000 copies of each bimonthly issue are sold at the retailer. And Maker Media put on more than 130 larger-format Maker Faires around the world in 2014, says the company. Yet some smaller niche brands have been immune to broader industry problems. And Maker Media isn’t necessarily focused on the newsstand aspect, anyway. The chain-wide rollout will expose its brands to a much wider audience, says Maker Media CEO Gregg Brockway. “We’re interested in introducing more people to making and the Maker Faire and it’s good for us to get in front of a broader audience and it’s good for Barnes & Noble because they want to experiment with more in-store activities.” Make:, which counts about 200,000 total readers per issue, is planning Mini Maker Faires in Barnes & Noble stores across the country in early November. “The marketing efforts are very holistic, straddling local and national engagement with driving support from the corporate Barnes & Noble team, including Stephanie Fryling, VP Newsstand and Kathleen Campisano, VP of Toy and Game,” she says. “We’re activating the program at the local level to reflect the needs and wants of those communities, but also promoting the event through our national network of Makers, Maker Faires and our digital properties.” Magazine single copy sales may be tanking, but at least one publisher is going to great lengths to market its brands at retail. Maker Media, publisher of the DIY tech magazine Make:, is partnering with Barnes & Noble to bring small-scale versions of its Maker Faires into the stores. The program will launch across all 650 retail stores, with marketing support from both companies, says a Maker Media spokesperson. The partnership is interesting because it’s happening during a particularly grim period in newsstand sales. For the first-half of 2015, sales efficiencies hit an all-time low of 26.8 percent and retail sales shrank another 14 percent, compared to the same period last year. Over three days, customers can participate in robotics and 3D printing projects, for example, and hear from prominent makers from their communities. Barnes & Noble reported a $34.9 million loss for the quarter, its stock closed down almost 30 percent on Wednesday, fueling doom-and-gloom scenarios for brick-and-mortar booksellers. But programs like this one could bring more traffic into the store, and Maker Media will be selling its branded starter kits at the events as well—closing the promotional loop on all three of the company’s brand platforms: media, events and commerce.
$960 Samsung’s Galaxy Note is coming (all while we keep waiting… Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone 4:11 See It 13 Photos An image that purportedly shows the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. WinFuture The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have reportedly been revealed in leaked images. The pictures show a front-facing camera positioned in the middle of the handset and three cameras vertically aligned on the rear of the device, said German tech publication WinFuture. The images come from official marketing, WinFuture reported on Wednesday. Last month saw the revelation that the Note 10 will be launched Aug. 7 during a Samsung Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in New York. The venue is the same place the Korean tech giant launched the Note 9 last year.The images also show volume and power buttons on the left side of the handset, and no Bixby button on the right.Commentary: What the Note 10 has to do to impress us.What the Note 10 Plus will reportedly look like. WinFuture Samsung Indonesia also published a video in a now-deleted tweet that showed some of the productivity features of the Note 10, according to PocketNow. The video “implies that you will no longer need to use multiple devices (desktop, laptop, memory sticks, etc.) to get work done,” the report says.Earlier this week, PocketNow also published pictures of purported Note 10 screen protectors, which it said showed a front camera positioned in the middle of the screen and a vertical alignment of multiple cameras on the rear of the handset.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Sprint See It Review • Galaxy Note 8 is powerful, pricey and soon-to-be-replaced The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 S Pen. Samsung The Note 10 is rumored to have physical buttons for power and volume, no headphone jack, a bigger aspect ratio, a 6.66-inch display — compared with the Note 9’s 6.4-inch screen — a 4,300mAh battery, four rear cameras and a camera on the S Pen.The Korean tech giant is also reportedly looking to make more than one model of the Note 10, including a 5G version like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. $699 Best Buy $471 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Midnight Black) Preview • Galaxy Note 8 could be the Note 7 you should have had, and then some CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1 $329 Amazon See It Share your voice Tags Comment Samsung Mobile Tablets Phones Foldable Phones See it
Off-road wheelchair for developing countries unveiled Explore further The Rowheel system can be fitted to any standard manual wheelchair without modifications to the frame, and is easy and quick to dismantle for wheelchair portability. It looks similar to standard manual wheelchairs. Nasser said a commercial version would use a carbon fiber material for the hub, spoke and wheel rim assembly for lower weight and ease of assembly and dismantling.The design won Nasser the $20,000 grand prize in the Create the Future Design Contest run by the publishers of the NASA Tech Briefs magazine. The annual contest attracts around a thousand product designs from over 50 countries.Nasser is now a NASA engineer working at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He is a wheelchair user himself, and like 75 percent of people using wheelchairs, relies on a manual wheelchair. Using a pulling motion transfers the loads to the stronger muscles of the upper back, the biceps in the arms, and posterior deltoids in the shoulders, which increases the occupant’s range and endurance and reduces the chance of stress injuries.The system, invented by Salim Nasser of Merritt Island, Florida, uses a planetary gear system in the center of the wheels that converts the pulling movement of the wheelchair occupant into a forward movement of the chair. The planet carrier motion is attached to the chair frame and a ring gear is attached to the wheel hub fixed in the wheel via spokes. When the occupant pulls the standard rim, which is connected to the planetary system sun gear, the planet gears are engaged, and they in turn engage the ring gear fixed to the wheel hub. The bearings fixed to the inner and outer hub plates have a large bore and small cross-section to allow relative motion between the plates and the hub casings.Nasser developed the wheelchair design as a university project during his time as a student at the Florida International University. Over a four-month period he constructed a working prototype from standard third-party tires, spokes, rims and bearings. The gear system and hubs were specially constructed. (PhysOrg.com) — Wheelchairs have a basic problem because the occupant must push the wheels forward to turn the chair’s wheels, but this action is physically stressful on the anterior deltoid muscles in the shoulder and the triceps and flexor carpi muscles in the arms. Using these smaller and relatively weak muscles can result in muscle and joint pain and degredation, torn rotor cuffs, repetitive stress injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Now a new wheelchair, the Rowheel System, uses the much more natural pulling (rowing) motion to move the chair forward. More information: contest.techbriefs.com/compone … /content/article/589 © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Rowheel wheelchair is pulled to move forward (2010, October 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-10-rowheel-wheelchair.html 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.
Uchaan Arts is organising a solo show titled Enlighment of the Buddha by Prince Chand. Enlighment of the Buddha is the artist’s expressions of the wisdom and divinity of Lord Buddha with his particular emphasis on divine light which is the light of highest self-realisation spread through deepest words of spiritual thought on life and reality.The artist sees Buddha as a creative spiritual God head and harnesses artistic tools to get his message across. The artist tried to convey not an image but also certain bhavas — karuna, abhaya, wisdom etc. Buddha is depicted in yogic meditation Dhyani Buddha and is the most popular depiction of Him. Closed eyes of Buddha conveying a serenity and peace. There is a variety of works presented through different metaphors linked with the image of the Buddha. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Uchaan is a group of contemporary artists who believe in representing a broad spectrum of visual language, style and concepts for reaching out to arts community and beyond. The group of artists are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents and the masters. The aim is to bring visibility and credibility to the works of deserving talented artists who have been largely overlooked within the mainstream discourse.