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Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

Beckhams on TV? David & Posh set to star in reality show

Entertainment
REUTERS/TWITTERFAMILIES: The Beckhams are set to sign a deal to star in their own Osbournes-style family showThe couple aim to capitalise in the US on the launch of David’s new MLS football team in Florida and Victoria’s planned Spice Girls reunion.They are in talks with NBC-owned reality giant E! Entertainment, which has produced 14 seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and a raft of other reality shows.Posh and Becks have previously refused to allow cameras into any of their homes to shoot them and their four children.And they were further put off when she was branded “too aloof” by US critics in 2007 and NBC canned a planned series called Victoria Beckham: Coming To America after just one episode drew only 4.9million viewers. WIREIMAGESAVERS: David Beckham admitted his family
Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Saab intros augmented reality training tool for military

Business
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new tool for military observers, controllers and exercise leaders that provides a 360 degree view of the battlefield is being introduced by Saab Defense.Called "We: Are," the tool is built on augmented reality for smart phones and tablets and was introduced Monday at the I/ITSEC simulation and training event in Orlando, Fla., this week."I/ITSEC is a great place for us to introduce this new tool to the training market," Asa Thegstrom, head of Saab's Training and Simulation business unit, said in a press release. "'We:Are' has been designed with simplicity and smoothness in mind.""With the device the exercise leader can focus on what is important, which is to keep track on the individuals and evaluate entire troops in the field."Saab said "We: Are" enables an observer to i...
If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

Finance
As more people are thinking about long-term care planning for their elder years, the industry is responding with ever more options.However, complete coverage may be out of reach for most people. Younger generations are taking notice, whether to encourage their parents to prepare for possible late-life infirmities or to make preparations for themselves earlier in their own lives.Long-term care has been a hot topic since about 2000, said Brock Jolly, certified financial planner and partner and co-founder at Veritas Financial. He attributes this increased interest to market declines, modern medicine keeping people alive longer and the evolution of the LTC industry.Pricing insurance products has been tricky, he noted."The big unknown is how long the person may live," Jolly said. "Life insuranc...
Chinese power over North Korea? It's more myth than reality

Chinese power over North Korea? It's more myth than reality

World
At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world's most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs. The countries, after all, share a long, porous border, several millennia of history and deep ideological roots. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands of Chinese soldiers, including Mao Zedong's son, died to save North Korea from obliteration during the Korean War, and China is essentially Pyongyang's economic lifeline, responsible for most of its trade and oil. The notion of Chinese power over the North — that the countries are as "close as lips and teeth," according to a cliche recorded in the 3rd century — is so tantalizing that Donald Trump has spent a good part of his young presidency playing
Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceApple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a student's question about what technologies would prove transformative."I'm incredibly excited by AR because I can see uses for it everywhere," Mr Cook replied."I can see uses for it in education, in consumers, in entertainment, in sports. I c...