Playboy through the decades A look at key moments in magazines history

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Playboy has announced it will no longer run photos of completely naked women, a change that will take place in 2016. Here are some other milestones in the magazine’s history:1953The first Playboy Magazine is published in December, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover and in a “Sweetheart of the Month” colour nude photo inside. The magazine sells more than 50,000 copies.___1954Playboy’s second issue in January is the first to feature a “Playmate of the Month.” The term is used in a spread featuring Margie Harrison.___1955Hugh Hefner wins a lawsuit against the U.S. Post Office, which considered Playboy obscene. The magazine is granted the same second-class mailing privileges held by other magazines.___1956Marian Stafford is featured in the magazine’s first triple-page, foldout centerfold in March.___1959The first Playboy Jazz Festival is held and sells out in Chicago. Performers include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.Also this year, Hugh Hefner buys a home in Chicago that becomes the Playboy Mansion.___1960The first Playboy Club, staffed by Playboy Bunnies, opens in Chicago. The worldwide chain of clubs eventually will have 230,000 keyholders.___1962The magazine introduces the “Playboy Interview” with jazz legend Miles Davis.___1965Jennifer Jackson becomes the first African-American Playmate of the Month in the March issue. Jean Bell appeared on the cover of the January 1970 issue with four other Playmates. In October 1971, Darine Stern became the first African-American model featured alone on a cover.___1969Playboy opens a television and motion picture division, Playboy Productions, in Los Angeles.___1971Hefner buys a West Los Angeles estate to become Playboy Mansion West and eventually makes it his permanent home.___1972For the January issue, Marilyn Cole is the first playmate to feature full frontal nudity.Also, Playboy’s first foreign edition is launched this year in Germany. Currently, 29 editions are published in more than 50 countries.___1988Hefner’s daughter, Christie Hefner, becomes chairman and chief executive of Playboy Enterprises Inc. Hefner remains editor-in-chief of the magazine.___2009The November issue features the magazine’s first cartoon character cover model — a fetching, blue-haired Marge Simpson.Also, 60-year-old Patricia Paay becomes the oldest woman to pose for Playboy, appearing in Dutch edition for December. The oldest model to make the cover of the U.S. edition was Farah Fawcett, then 50, in 1997. The October 2006 U.S. issue featured a nude photo of Mamie Van Doren, then 75, but it was not taken by Playboy.___2015Playboy announces it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.___Sources include Playboy website. by The Associated Press Posted Oct 13, 2015 3:20 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image released by Playboy shows Darine Stern on the cover of the October 1971 issue of the gentleman’s magazine. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and ’60s by bringing nudity into America’s living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women. Starting in March, 2016, Playboy’s print edition will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude. (Playboy via AP) Playboy through the decades: A look at key moments in magazine’s history read more

Schneider Electric brings access to realtime information whenever and wherever it is

first_imgSchneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched Vijeo 360, an innovative augmented reality software application for mobile devices that uses the device’s camera to recognize cabinets and machines and then superimpose real-time data and virtual objects onto them, giving operators and technicians immediate access to relevant information.The benefits of leveraging this state-of-the-art AR technology in the field or the plant include:•       Reduced downtime. Operators can open the electrical cabinet doors virtually and at no risk to themselves or the process•       Quicker maintenance. Technicians can find information faster, with immediate access in the field to user manuals, instructions, diagrams, etc.“Engineers who work on transformers that distribute electricity often spend up to half their time searching for technical data in assorted software, databases, activity logs, and even old-fashioned filing cabinets,” says Alain Dedieu, Senior VP Industrial Control & Drives, Schneider Electric. “Vijeo 360, an augmented reality system, gives engineers instant access to the information they seek.” Early results from China suggest augmented reality “can slash the amount of time engineers spend looking for information to about one tenth of current levels.”Vijeo 360 can be utilized in a variety of applications:•       In front of a machine – it offers immediate access to relevant information in the field in real time•       In front of an electrical cabinet – it can “open” electrical cabinet doors virtually•       Inside and outside an industrial site – it delivers simultaneous views of reality and data to mobile devices.The Vijeo 360’s interface gives access to information like labels, process variables, SQL database, open documents, open electrical diagrams, open web pages, instructions, notes, and play videos.The offering is strictly customized by Schneider Electric’s experts who identify individual customer requirements and then develop the custom augmented reality applications accordingly.The plug-and-play architecture works on tablets (currently iOS®, with Android™ and Windows® versions in progress), and provides access to PLCs (Schneider Electric and competitors) via all architecture systems, as well as to SQL databases.By providing immediate availability to important and relevant information in the field, Vijeo 360 increases efficiency and reduces time and cost of operations and maintenance.last_img read more