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Mobile Fusion: a Microsoft research project that can turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Mobile Fusion: a Microsoft research project that can turn your phone into a 3D scanner

From Microsoft’s research labs comes a new project that can generate 3D models by scanning physical real world objects with only a smartphone camera. In 2011, Microsoft researchers worked on a project called “Kinect Fusion,” a 3D scanning system that utilized the Xbox Kinect camera to...

08/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Safe Route to Schools Grant for the Trail de Paris

Safe Route to Schools Grant for the Trail de Paris

The city’s only pedestrian and bicycle linear park, the Trail de Paris, just got a little bigger and more accessible to the residents it serves. The trail is currently a nearly 6-mile paved path over an old railroad corridor running east from 8th SE Street and connecting to the Reno Rail...

08/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Freshman Killed in Four Wheeler Accident

PHS Freshman Killed in Four Wheeler Accident

Last Sunday, August 16th, an incoming Paris High School freshman, Cardarian Craddock,  was killed in a four-wheeler accident. According to reports, the 14-year-old was riding an ATV along in Clarksville when he lost control and hit a tree. Craddock was pronounced dead at the scene. The...

08/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Samsung’s digital wallet service will work with existing credit card terminals

Samsung’s digital wallet service will work with existing credit card terminals

We live in a world where paying with your cell phone is a reality, but the opportunity to do so can be a rare, confusing experience. Vendor kiosks usually need to be specifically equipped to accept NFC payments from services like Apple and Android Pay. It’s unsurprising that many people would...

08/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Limit on High School Dual Credit Courses Lifted by Texas House

Limit on High School Dual Credit Courses Lifted by Texas House

House Bill 505 and House Bill 18, that were recently passed by the Texas House of Representatives, lifts the former limits on the maximum number of dual credit courses high school students can receive. The bills will go in to effect beginning this school year. Now it is possible that high...

08/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Epson wants to solve the “out of ink” printer problem with new line of “Supertank” printers

Epson wants to solve the “out of ink” printer problem with new line of “Supertank” printers

I rarely print things these days, but it’s not because printing has become obsolete. Even though we have things like tablets and smartphones to view documents on, I still want to print out hardcopies and photos. However, I hesitate to hit the print button in fear of wasting my precious ink....

08/10/2015 by eParisExtra
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Winner of "Name that Boat Race" Announced as Drag Boat Race Comes to Paris

Rev up your engines and slip on your lifejackets: drag boats are coming to hit the waves at Lake Crook. The Southern Drag Boat Racing Association (SDBRA) will be in charge of the Paris Powerboat Grand Prix, which was named by Kim Jones (pictured) of Paris Optical. Jones was the winner of the...

08/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade

Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade

Microsoft announced its successor to Windows 8, inexplicably skipping the number 9 and going straight to Windows 10. Regardless of the odd title scheme, the new operating system is now out, and it’s available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users for the first year. So what’s the...

08/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Conservation Advisory

Conservation Advisory

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, asked electricity consumers to limit or reduce electricity use where possible from 3 to 7 PM yesterday, Thursday, July 30, 2015. With temperatures in the 100s forecasted throughout next week, the need to...

07/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Fire Department Receives Life-Saving Equipment for Grain Bin Emergencies

Fire Department Receives Life-Saving Equipment for Grain Bin Emergencies

Grain bins are a staple in agricultural communities across the United States, dotting the landscapes of farms and ranches. While the bins are no doubt an important part of farming, they also have their own hazards which can lead to deadly consequences. March 4, 2015 was a day when residents of...

07/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Groundbreaking Ceremony Downtown Community Park

Groundbreaking Ceremony Downtown Community Park

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 322 Lamar Avenue First United Methodist Church is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Downtown Community Park at 322 Lamar Avenue on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:00...

07/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Reno May Terminate City Secretary

Reno May Terminate City Secretary

The Reno City Council added an agenda item late Friday afternoon to a Special Called Meeting to be held Monday, July 20th to possibly terminate the city secretary. The agenda item reads as follows:  Discuss/Take Action on City Secretary- Job description, Job performance, job responsibilities,...

07/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies at 55

On July 11, Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, passed away at the age of 55, a victim of cancer. The following days have been full of mourning for one of the most influential people in the video game industry. Despite the fact that many had probably never even met the man in person, his...

07/15/2015 by eParisExtra
A Vacation in Paris, Texas

A Vacation in Paris, Texas

  The dog days of summer are upon us. Perhaps you have already taken your vacation or maybe one is not planned for this summer. You can still live like a tourist in your own home town. According to Trip Advisor the top tourist attractions right here in Paris, TX are: #1  The Paris Texas...

07/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Hopes for a Calm PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

Hopes for a Calm PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

From left: Ray Banks, Angie Corbell, and Richard Manning The first regular monthly board meeting of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) under the new chair, Richard Manning, and new member Ray Banks is on Tuesday, July 14th at 4pm. At a special meeting last week to elect new...

07/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Tankersley Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

Tankersley Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

Audy Tankersley, 61, who hit and killed Mendy Williams, 40, of Blossom last month has been charged with Intoxication Manslaugther. On June 9th, Tankersley left the Sun Valley Liquor Store where he struck a vehicle, he was arrested on June 13th on hit and run charges stemming from this...

07/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Swim Meet Results from Saturday July 4th

Paris Swim Meet Results from Saturday July 4th

While parade goers waved flags on Saturday, one group of kids were making a splash at the Paris Aquatic Center. The PAC Attack swim team hosted a meet with competitors traveling from outside of Paris, including teams from Carrolton and Commerce. Swimmers of a variety of age groups...

07/07/2015 by eParisExtra
My Square Lady, a robotic opera starring an actual robot

My Square Lady, a robotic opera starring an actual robot

A peculiar performance has recently hit the stage at Berlin’s Komische Oper in Germany. My Square Lady will treat viewers to 2 hours and 45 minutes of a shuffling, singing robot, sharing the spotlight with its live human co-stars. The German/British art collective known as Gob Squad...

07/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

The United States Supreme Court has just released its ruling on Same Sex Marriage, upholding the right for all couples to marry in all fifty states. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texas County Clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples until he has had the...

06/26/2015 by eParisExtra
E3 2015: Big news from the Big 3 in the world of video games

E3 2015: Big news from the Big 3 in the world of video games

If you’re a fan of digital entertainment, last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) probably dominated your attention. Over the three days of the show (and the days leading up to it), E3 exploded with an overwhelming amount of new information in the electronic entertainment space:...

06/24/2015 by eParisExtra