Warriors report: Steve Kerr considers Luka Dončić an All-Star

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *DALLAS – If only Warriors coach Steve Kerr had the final say. Then, Dallas forward Luka Dončić would know his itinerary during NBA All-Star weekend from Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte, N.C.“He’s already an All-Star,” Kerr said of Dončić. “I don’t know how the vote is going to shake out, but he looks like an All-Star player to me.” Plenty of NBA fans agree. …last_img

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hackNY Expands Its Internship Program, Matching Student Hackers and NYC Startups

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… hackNY is a program that brings student hackers from universities around the country to New York City for paid summer internships. The hackNY Fellows are matched with startups in the city and participate in a 10-week program that includes mentoring and lectures by investors and entrepreneurs.The program is co-organized by professor Evan Korth from NYU and Columbia University’s Chris Wiggins, and this will be its second summer. This summer, in the words of hackNY, will be “twice as awesome” due to funding that will enable it to double the number of students it can accept.This means that applications have been reopened, and New York City startups are also invited to apply to host a fellow.Last year’s students were matched with startups including Bit.ly, OKCupid, and Aviary. According to Korth, hackNY taught participating students “things they will not learn in traditional curricula about founding and joining a startup.” The opportunity gives students a chance to see inside startup life, but also gives startups a chance to showcase the innovation that’s happening right now in New York (and hopefully woo new hacking talent to the city). Related Posts Tags:#events#start center_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’

first_imgMagic get crucial win in NBA playoffs chase, rout Cavaliers “Through this occasion, people in the world will be able to realize how advanced Japan is in terms of robot technology,” Hideyo Hirata, director of technology services for the Tokyo Olympics, told reporters.Minoru Yamauchi of Toyota, the general manager for 2020 Robot Development, said the automaker is branching out and becoming a “mobility company.”“We have been looking at how we can support the daily lives of people, and how we can develop robots that can partner with daily life,” Yamauchi said. “In the Tokyo Olympics, there will be many guests in wheelchairs and we would like them enjoy the games without worrying about their mobility.”Yoshifumi Uchida, general manager of Panasonic’s Paralympic department, said its power assist suit technology was developed partly because of Japan’s aging population. This could help get more women and the elderly into the working population.“We would like to have a society where people can work without caring about gender differences or age differences,” Uchida said. “When you are carrying a suitcase or a heavy box, this is where the power assist suit becomes valuable.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash He said the suits would also be used away from the venues in “related facilities and airports.”He said the suit improved “efficiency” by about 20 percent, allowing the wearer to lift more, and for a longer time.Battery life if about four hours, and the suit gives the wearer the ability to lift about 10 kilograms (22 pounds) more with the same energy expended.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end A robot passes a basket containing drinks to a woman in wheelchair during an unveiling event in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO— Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.”Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.ADVERTISEMENT Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are a good place to show off.“Robots should not overwhelm people,” Komiya, the vice director general to the Tokyo Olympics, told a news conference. “Robots are something that have an amicable relationship with human beings and can work together. That’s the kind of robots we envision.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe robots are made by major Olympic sponsor Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota officials said 16 of the so-called “human support robots” will be used at the National Stadium with five other “delivery support robots” also being available.Not to be outdone, Panasonic Corp.— also a major Olympic sponsor — showed off its “power assist suit.” When worn, the suit offers support to the back and hip area and allows for heavy objects to be lifted with less effort. Panasonic said 20 of the suits will be used at the Olympics and could help guests with their luggage and with other lifting chores. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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